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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2007
Meyer grabs nation's No. 1 recruiting class
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
For the better part of
Wednesday, recruiting turned
Urban Meyer into a nervous
The 42-year-old agitated UF
coach nervously paced his office
all day as letters of intent rolled
in. Every time Meyer was handed
a faxed letter of intent, he would
scurry to his private board where
he would check off another name.
By the time the hoopla of
National Signing Day had died
down, the mastermind recruiter
had 27 coveted signatures from
members of the 2007 class.
finished No. 1.
get that signa-
ture, it's awful,"
Meyer Meyer said.
"This is the worst day as a coach.
Y6u have no control what's going
on in that high school or that liv-
ing room where a third uncle is
making decisions. It's a bad day."
A bad day? According to
Scout's rankings, the national
champion Gators finished with 10
five-star players and 13 four-star
Nine of the 27 commitments
are already enrolled at UF and
will participate in spring drills.
"Everyone's involved in -a
war," said Meyer, his gargantuan,
silver Southeastern Conference
Championship ring glistening
from his left hand. "We take that
war around here very seriously,
and we need to get more aggres-
SEE SIGNING, PAGE 20
UF grad student
dies in crash
By JESSICA PONN
A UF student was killed Tuesday night after the 2005
Honda motorcycle he was driving hit the back of a Ford
Mustang at 125 mph.
Jeremy Hill, a 27-year-old architecture graduate student,
was taken to Shands at UF and pronounced dead at 9:18
p.m., about a half hour after the accident occurred.
Stephanie Roberts, the driver of the Mustang, was unin-
"It's always really sad to lose someone,
especially since he was my student."
UF graduate program assistant
The crash, which occurred near the intersection of Archer
Road and Gale Lemerand Drive, left Archer blocked for
hours, but the road was reopened by early morning.
Police are conducting an investigation, but no charges
have been filed, said Gainesville Police Department spokes-
man Lt. Keith Kameg.
Hill's speed well over the 35-mph limit has been
cited as the cause of the crash, Kameg said.
Hill, who was born and raised in Chicago, was in his
second semester at UF, studying architectural acoustics. He
composed scratch instrumental music.
Rebecca Hudson, a graduate program assistant, knew
Hill through UF's College of Design, Construction and
"It's always really sad to lose someone, especially since
he was my student," Hudson said.
Brewer scored his
point Wednesday at
Georgia. The junior
over the century
mark with a dunk
as No. 1 UF took a
71-61 road victory.
See story, pg. 21.
Nicole Safker / Alligator Staff
Martin Luther King III outlines the history of Black History Month during a speech at the Phillips Center
for the Performing Arts on Wednesday evening.
MLK III protests war, poverty
By ALEX TIEGEN
Alligator Staff Writer
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s
dream of equality is still just a dream
for Americans trapped in the night-
mare of poverty, Martin Luther King
II told students and community
members Tuesday night:
"I say we can and we must do
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better," he said. "We are a better na-
tion than the behavior we exhibit."
King, speaking in the Phillips
Center for the
Local Performing Arts, told
News about 500 students
and city residents
about the continuing
pursuit of his father's dream.
King's speech touched 'on a
broad range of topics, ranging from
M A UF student was
looking for a way to hang
posters without damaging
them when he stumbled
across a way to do so
He now has a patent for
his invention. See story,
the war in Iraq to racism and pov-
erty in the United States.
He said Americans should wage
a war on the poverty in their own
country instead of the war in Iraq.
He said the war is diverting money
that should be spent on education.
"If I were commander in chief,
we would be out of there tomor-
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South Asian American Student
CSE Bldg., Rm. E221,
UF alumnus Vikash Singh will
speak about his experience
Reitz Union Game Room,
The Preprofessional Service
Organization holds a bowling
night for new members.
Reitz Union Rion Ballroom,
Black History Month presents
Kenny Mulfort's play, "A Walk
in My Shoes."
Reitz Union Game Room,
The National Society of
Collegiate Scholars comes to-
gether to bowl and network.
Protecting the Environment
Norman Hall, Terrace Room,
UF faculty, the Peace Corps
and the Environmental
Protection Agency discuss the
Lecture and Film Screening
Ham Museum, 6 p.m.
Guest speaker Haile Gerima,
a Howard University pro-
fessor, presents "Adwa: An
Couple donates to Shands
A husband-and-wife pair of
UF alumni donated $5 million
toward the construction of the
Shands, at UF Cancer Hospital,
Shands HealthCare announced
Davis and Judi Rembert
wanted to give the money to the
hospital instead of other areas of
the university because medicine
isn't always top priority for do-
nors, said Davis Rembert, who
graduated from UF with a busi-
ness degree in 1963.
"The business college and the
athletics department are very
well-funded with successful
alumni," he said. "Cancer and
medicine is not generally at the
top of the charts for someone to
give the type of money we did."
The Gainesville couple, for-
merly the owners of United Fuels
Corporation and Sprint Food
Stores, are the co-chairs of the
fundraising campaign for the
new hospital, which is slated for
completion by 2009.
The 500,000-square-foot facility
is planned to house 192 in-patient
beds and will have a center for
emergency-related services, ac-
cording to a press release.
Davis Rembert, speaking
about the fight against cancer,
said, "We're making some great
strides, but we still have a long
way to go."
Six out of 10 homeless
Gainesville residents have high
school diplomas. We reported oth-
erwise in Friday's Alligator.
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2007 0 ALLIGATOR, 3
Commission may strip UF leaders of bargaining rights
By JOEY CHINDAMO
Some UF faculty members will
lose their collective bargaining
privileges if a state agency deter-
mines that faculty with managerial
duties are ineligible for them, a UF
official said Wednesday.
Florida's Public Employees
Relations Commission will make
that determination, and others, in
response to a petition from UF's
Board of Trustees that questions
the appropriateness of bargaining
unit membership for certain faculty
positions, said Kyle Cavanaugh,
UF's vice president for human re-
"This is a position that has been
taken by many universities in
Florida," Cavanaugh said. "It was
time for UF to do the same kind of
The chair of the Faculty Senate,
program and center directors, de-
partment chairs, and others have
already been removed from the
collective bargaining unit because
they act in a "managerial role,"
The problem lies in a possible.
conflict of inter-
est during union-
sions, he said.
"In the case of
the chair of the
they also serve
Wright in the capacity
at that time as a
member of the board (of trustees),"
he said. "There is potentially a
conflict when dealing with a union-
The commission will also inves-
tigate the role of faculty members
who serve on the Faculty Senate,
"What we're asking for PERC to
clarify is the role of a faculty mem-
ber who may be within the union,
or covered under the collective
bargaining unit, and also a member
of the Faculty Senate," he said. "We
think asking PERC to clarify that
role will assist in bringing some
clear understanding of the differ-
ences between those two entities."
Danaya Wright, the chairwoman
of the Faculty Senate, said a conflict
of interest does not exist with fac-
ulty senators because they d6n't act
on collective bargaining issues.
"With regard to terms and con-
ditions of employment, the Senate
cannot make recommendations for
faculty in the collective bargaining
unit," she said.
Wright said approval of the
petition would result in an under-
represented Faculty Senate and
unprotected faculty members.
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Surgeon saves lives, forms bonds with patients
Editor's Note: This is the final
story in a three-part series
profiling students and doctors at
different stages of their medical
By BRITTANY DAVIS
The smoke rose as Dr. John
Werning cut the skin underneath the
ear. With a surgical mask covering
his mouth and nose, only his brown
eyes showed through the mist.
- Weming, an ear, nose and throat
surgeon who specializes in cancer,
firmly pressed his electrocautery
- a pen-sized probe, used in place
of a scalpel, that freezes blood ves-
sels and prevents bleeding to the
ear of his patient. With every cut, the
white smoke became thicker.
Within minutes the cancerous
ear was removed, with just a stub
remaining to aid the patient in wear-
ing glasses. The woman would not
lose any hearing, Weming said.
Eight medical professionals as-
sisted Weming, including two nurs-
es, an anesthesiologist and a medical
resident a doctor who trains in a
hospital after medical school.
They chatted and joked softly as
Weming performed the procedure.
Only a trace of hushed, tension in
their voices indicated the serious-
ness of the task at hand.
The ear and about five pieces
from under it were placed in labeled
cup-shaped containers and carried
to the pathology lab, where the tis-
sue was thinly sliced and tested for
Thirty minutes later, Weming
received a phone call from the
pathology department. The caller
informed him that all the malignant
tissue had been removed. That
means the cancer is unlikely to reoc-
cur or spread.
"Beautiful!" Weming shouted
with a fist in the air.
Weming said he often doesn't
know how complex a surgery will
be until he gets in the operating
room. He counsels each patient be-
forehand and lets the person know
all possible scenarios.
"It's very stressful for a patient
when they go to sleep thinking, 'I
may or may not have an eye when I
wake up,'" he said.
Werning mainly performs sur-
gery on those with cancer of the
nose, sinuses, mouth, throat, thyroid
glands or voice box. He also oper-
ates on people with skin cancer on
the head or neck.
Sometimes, he focuses so in-
tensely when performing surgery
that he doesn't notice spending 12 to
14 hours without eating, drinking or
going to the bathroom, he said.
After 10 years of surgeries, he
has gained the endurance to focus
for many hours and the confidence
to remove a tumor or reconstruct an
ear. He performs highly specialized
surgeries done by few doctors.
To reach his status, Weming com-
pleted 17 years of post-high school
education. Even so, he said, if a case
is particularly unusual or compli-
cated, he still does research.
He strives for perfection because
he knows his job allows no room for
"As a surgeon, I think its impor-
tant to be self-critical and evaluate to
decide if something could have been
done better," he said.
Patients rarely die during his
surgeries because of teamwork and
planning, he said.
For example, surgical techni-
cians are responsible for ensuring
all instruments are sanitized, and
an anesthesiologist administers
medication before and during the
procedure and monitors vital signs
to make sure the patient remains
alive but asleep, Werning said.
The primary focus of any pro-
cedure, he said, is to maximize the
chances for a cure and minimize the
impact of the surgery.
"If a patient has tongue cancer, I
try to preserve as much function of
their tongue as possible so they can
speak, swallow and talk," he said.
For instance, in a later surgery
Werning and a medical resident re-
moved a benign tumor from a man's
nose that was making it difficult for
the man to breathe and destroying
the cartilage in his nose.
The instrument they used had a
camera at the end. Wearing watched
the procedure on a 20-inch TV as
he instructed the surgical resident.
While Werning eyed the screen and
gave calm advice to the resident,
Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie" played
softly in the background.
"As a surgeon, I think it's
important to be self-criti-
cal and evaluate to decide
if something could have
been done better."
Dr. John Werning
Wearing likes operating, but said
the relationships he forms with his
patients are more rewarding.
"They view you as someone who
saved their life, and it's sort of an un-
speakable bond that you can't have
with anyone else," he said. -
One of his patients brings gifts
every time she visits him, he said as
he held up a portrait the woman had
painted of his two children.
Another patient, who had part
of her nose removed, gave him a
sculpted nose for his office, Weming
explained with a laugh.
Surgical technologist Maricel
Reyes said Weming cares about his
patients and their families.
"He always runs back and forth
and gives the families updates," she
Although Werning loves his job,
he said one of the hardest parts
of being a surgeon is the time it
detracts from his wife, Valerie; his
four-year-old daughter, Corrianne;
and his two-year-old son, Noah. He
tries to get home before his kids go
to bed at 7:30 p.m., but if a surgery
runs long, doing that can prove
"I'm successful about 50 percent
of the time," he said.
Wearing said that one of the best
parts of his day is seeing his son
toddle toward him with open arms.
On days like these, he gets the
chance to help his son build blocks
or read a book to his daughter. But
when he pulls his Acura into the
driveway at 8:30 p.m. or 9 p.m., he
doesn't wake his kids.
Instead, he sits at the kitchen
table with his wife and enjoys a dish
of pasta and a glass of merlot.
His wife, a nursing teacher at UF,
said the family likes to compensate
for time they miss together by mak-
ing their weekends meaningful.
"We like to go out to dinner, go
to the park, do picnics, and every
Sunday we go to church," she said.
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Ear, nose and throat surgeon Dr. John Werning, left, removes a tumor from a patient's ear during surgery
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2007 ALLIGATOR, 5
UF seeks diversity despite affirmative action ban
* MINORITY ENROLLMENT
By JESSICA DaSILVA
With affirmative action bans be-
ing implemented or appearing on
ballots across the United States, UF
and other universities are reaching
through loopholes to bring blacks
and Hispanics to their campuses.
UF's director of admissions, Zina
Evans, said UF has a commitment
to create a diverse student body,
faculty and staff.
"Once they leave here, (students
are) going out into a global commu-
nity, and they need to be able to go
out and interact with people who
are different from them," Evans said
In November, Michigan voters
approved a ban on affirmative ac-
tion in public university admissions
and government hiring.
Michigan joined Florida,
California and Washington among
states with public universities
ranked in the top 13 this year, ac-
cording to U.S. News & World
To create a diverse learning en-
vironment, Evans said, UF is "very
intentional" with its outreach efforts
by recruiting students at schools
with high minority populations.
"We can't sit back and wait for
students to contact us," Evans said.
"We have to go out and make sure
students know the opportunities
that are available to them at UF."
SIn addition to recruiting at high
schools, she said UF also partici-
pates in events around Gainesville
that are likely to
Multicultural attract minorities,
Affairs like the Martin
Luther King Day
UF also boasts programs that
bring minorities from middle and
high schools to campus for tours
and advising on how they can pre
pare themselves for applying to UF
in the future, Evans said.
Despite these efforts, the number
of enrolled minorities is still low.
In Fall 2005, blacks made up 7.45
percent of the student population
while 10.86 percent was Hispanic,
according to university statistics.
However, the UF figures are
slightly higher than those before
Florida's ban on affirmative action
went into action in November 1999.
In Fall 1999, blacks accounted
for about 6.5 percent of the student
body, and Hispanics accounted for
Darius Bost, the director of UF's
Institute of Black Culture, said the
institute has served as an indirect
recruiting tool since its establish-
ment in 1972.
In 1971 about 100 black students,
most of whom were members of
Sthe Black Student Union, withdrew
from UF after requests for a better
learning environment for blacks
were denied; Bost said.
Students asked UF officials for
more black professors and advisers
and demanded the establishment of
an institute for black culture.
Eventually, Bost said, former
UF President Stephen C. O'Connell
approved their requests, and the
institute opened in 1972.
Bost said the institute stands as a
support system for students.
The institute shows prospective
students, who might otherwise pre-
fer to attend predominantly black
schools, that there is a place at UF
with programs that will "support
them and celebrate them," Bost
By DOMINICK TAO
Alligator Staff Writer
An SFCC student was arrested
Wednesday after police traced
child pornography to his com-
puter, an official said.
Charles K. Tansuwat, of 4330
SW 50th St., faces two counts of
possession of child pornography,
said Keith Faulk, spokesman for
the Alachua County Sheriff's
Faulk said the suspect sent
two images of children involved
in sex acts to detectives with the
sheriff's office who were posing
as people looking for porn in an
Internet chat room.
"People looking for this stuff
like to brag and collect libraries
of it they can't get enough of
it," Faulk said. "The officer was
able to gain the confidence (of the
suspect) and then received a file.
It was, in fact, pornography."
While police do not suspect
Tansuwat, 26, produced the im-
ages, Faulk said if investigators
find that Tansuwat sent a larger
number of il-
Santa Fe legal pictures,
ComRfmunity he could be
C charged with
it is relatively easy for police to
match an online identity to a
"The suspect probably didn't
know we were coming," Faulk
said. "He probably didn't have
Student takes a new 'tack'
By CRAIG RUNYON
Alligator Contributing Writer
Bryan-Pinchuk is one of the newest names on
the list of UF students who have patented inven-
Pinchuk, a finance senior, is the inventor of
the Magnetack, a magnetic thumbtack designed
to hold up pictures and posters without causing
damage to them.
The Magnetack looks similar to a normal
thumbtack, but it has a magnetic head and a re-
movable magnetic piece on top.
To hang a picture or poster on the wall, you
stick the tack in the wall, put the item on top of
the magnetic head and then put the other magnet
on top of the item to hold it in place, according to
Pinchuk's Web site.
He first thought of the idea last summer while
moving into his new apartment.
"I had a poster that I wanted to put up on my
wall, but I didn't want to put holes in it," Pinchuk
Pinchuk realized he was on to something and
began searching the Internet for similar items,
checking everywhere from Bed Bath & Beyond to
smaller office supply sites, only to find nothing.
"I couldn't find anything like it, so something
clicked in my head that maybe I had stumbled
upon something that could be great," he said.
Pinchuk checked the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office Web site to be certain the patent
didn't already exist.
After he confirmed that the Magnetack hadn't
"I couldn't find anything like it, so
something clicked in my head that
maybe I had stumbled upon some-
thing that could be great."
been invented yet, he called his father, who al-
ready had numerous patents of his own.
"I've never invented anything before, but I
have assisted my father in the patent process," said
Pinchuk. "I guess it runs in my blood."
The Magnetack is sold at Gator Textbooks Inc.
According to Lauren Bobek, a Gator Textbooks
employee, the Magnetack is a popular item.
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6, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8,2007
The real illness is in
D id you know that intensive counseling can cure you of
homosexuality? Neither did we. But it worked for Ted
Haggard, former president of the National Association
After resigning from his post last year due to a scandal
involving a male hooker and methamphetamine traded for
sex, he entered treatment. Upon completion, he was declared
Being gay is not a cold or a disease. It's not a psychological
disorder or a choice. It can't be "cured" because, quite frankly,
there's no reason to cure it. Any "treatment" such as shock
therapy or drugs used to induce physical illness when the per-
son is shown images of naked people of the same sex would
never be performed by a credible psychotherapist.
And ironically, Haggard and his wife plan to return to col-
lege to pursue master's degrees in psychology.
For some reason, certain groups of people still hang on to
this discriminatory notion that being gay is "dirty" and morally
wrong. Our modem societies still discriminate against homo-
sexuals especially the United States. Civil unions, which
shouldn't even be an issue, are hotly debated. Adoption for gay
couples is still illegal in Florida. Rights that every person should
have are denied for political and religious reasons.
Even worse, politicians often use their fiery rhetoric to in-
flame their believers by promising to make null and void the
few rights and privileges gays do have remember those
amendments banning same-sex marriages, even though most
state constitutions already outlawed it? And Bush built his
whole 2004 re-election campaign around promising a similar
amendment for the U.S. Constitution.
Giving gays the rights they deserve is not going to cause
societal collapse or the apocalypse. And "treating" an evan-
gelical will not make him straight.
f a vaccine existed that Several groups of Christian
could prevent the second- activists are strongly opposed
most common type of to this requirement, claiming
cancer in women, you'd want it will promote sexual promis-
to get it, right? city in girls.
What are three little pricks But as Texas Gov. Rick
and $360 now, opposed to a Perry who signed an
hysterectomy and radiation executive order Feb. 3 requir-
therapy, costing thousands ing it said, "Providing the
of dollars, down the line? HPV vaccine doesn't promote
Luckily, a vaccine, Gardasil, sexual promiscuity any more
does exist to protect women than providingJhe -- -
against cervical cancPr-'1--- ~ o111Ptes drug use.
_-^ ypes- FThe human ... If the medical community
papillomavirus, a sexually developed a vaccine for lung
transmitted disease. cancer, would the same critics
And Florida legislators oppose it, claiming it would
want to require that every encourage smoking?"
11- and 12-year-old girl who This vaccine is a major
attends public school gets it, breakthrough for the medi-
though it would allow girls cal community and women's
to opt out for certain reasons. health. It was not developed
Twenty other states are also to encourage sex or question
considering requiring the vac- religion. It was developed to
cination. save lives. Let it do its job.
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Small steps help slow global warming
T he Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change re-
ports that global warming is real, and that we blue-
blooded human beings are 90 percent to 99 percent
likely the cause of it.
In a slightly less publicized report, the suspicion that
our solar system is heliocentric -.rather than geocentric
- has, after years of exhaustive research and widespread
doubt, also been confirmed. We're in the 21st century,
So what is this global warming thing? Is it dangerous?
What does it look like? Does it watch "Grev's A 4.--.,"
How do we makP ;,.- - s not, right?
b.c- rfe, only a few of the questions the world is
asking. But those are questions for the scientists. For us
proletariat, there are smaller, easier ways to approach the
If UF's Student Government Supreme Court does its job
by Feb. 13, a referendum for a renewable energy fee will
be on the SG Spring Election ballot. The proposal involves
raising tuition by 50 cents per credit hour. If passed, about
$645,000 raised in the first year will go toward converting
vending machines to solar power and making dorms more
energy efficient, among other things.
Let me first say thank you to the Gators for a Sustainable
Campus for proposing such a practical and worthwhile
referendum. And the student body should support this
proposal. We owe it to this campus and to the entire
environment. If you've been scraping for a reason to vote
this semester, this is it.
Rigging a few vending machines so they're powered by
the sun and making some improvements to energy-chal-
lenged dorms doesn't seem like a huge deal. It's not going
to stop global warming or make sweeping changes to the
face of worldwide energy conservation.
And that's exactly why it's a
Energy conservation, like
-attempting to lose weight, is de-
ceptive. You'd think eating noth-
ing for a week would get you in
Todd Portnowitz shape. No food equals no fat. But
Witz' Wit the simplest equation isn't always
firstname.lastname@example.org the right one.
ii-irauty, it you followed such
a diet you'd end up less healthy.
Not only that, but the proposal to stop eating is ludicrous.
We're hungry by nature. The most proven diet for weight
loss is eating less more often spreading multiple small
meals out over the length of a day.
Energy conservation works on the same principles.
Making one giant proposal to save the world from its
energy crisis is the same as saying you're going to starve
yourself to lose weight. We're energy-hungry by nature as
President Bush's grandiose proclamations to cure
America of its oil addiction and revamp the entire fuel
system are just nice rhetorical ways of saying, "Shut up
about the environment, America, and let me kill some
Iraqis so we can get this oil!"
More practical and effective are small, localized efforts
at conserving energy like, for example, shutting the power
down in unused campus facilities over the winter, spring
and summer breaks.
So, you'll have to pay 50 more cents per credit hour. We
don't need MasterCard to tell us that our Earth is price-
Todd Portnowitz is a junior majoring in English. His col-
umn appears on Thursdays.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Should Florida
require all girls get vaccinated
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Wednesday's question: Do you
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Bush's troop surge wrong
he Bush administration has
taken a less-than-tactful -
and rather juvenile defense
on the issue of the latest endeavor
to end the Iraq war. The Republican
advocates for the 21,500-troop surge
have ruined their great plan with
horrible timing, majority dissension
.among Americans and dwindling
And now. they offer incredibly
poor justification. This is comparable
to the great "you're a poo-poo head"
defense of my third-grade bully.
Supporters of the plan have
thrown the glove down in an effort
to suggest militaristic machismo and
intellectual superiority. But the prob-
lem is that their challenging hands
are -not- balled---into fists. -Instead,.
they extend their index fingers ac-
President Bush made a rather
ironic statement at a press confer-
ence recently: "To oppose everything
while proposing nothing is irrespon-
sible." Now call me a bleeding-heart
hippie, but is it not irresponsible to
wage a war based on falsified infor-
mation and change its justification to'
serve political maneuvering?
Is it not ill-conceived to send in-
adequately equipped troops to fight
another country's battle? Is it not de-
spicable that the highest office in the
land gambles with Americans' lives
like a blind man playing Risk?
The problem with the administra-
tion's argument if it can be called
Chase McGee that is that
.Speaking Out it is entirely
Immediately after President Bush's
speech announcing he would send
additional troops to Iraq, a poll
showed that 61 percent opposed his
plan to deploy troops on a short-
term "surge" basis.
Last year, the Iraq Study Group,
led by some of the greatest politi-
cal minds of the modern era, called
for a "strong pullback" of American
forces from Iraq. And this month, the
new Democratic-controlled Senate
formed a panel of representatives
from both parties and strongly repu-
diated Bush's plan.
- American voters have voiced their
opposition to the plan. While it may
not fit with Bush's goal of ending the
war with "V is for Victory" tattooed
on -his forehead, this nation doesn't
want to lose more of its troops the
number dead now totals more than
the number of lives lost on Sept. 11.
We don't want to see more of our
hard-earned tax dollars unnecessar-
ily depleted to a faltering cause.
The voters have spoken and the
president has not listened. He even
named himself the "decision-maker."
It's almost as if the democracy that
this administration wants to salvage
for the Iraqis is simply moving from
us to them.
Chase McGee is a political science
Letters to the r:..:(.
Not all Christians shun fun, freedom
I am writing in response to Dan
Burroughs' article "Society says so, so it
must be right." I have to admit that I am
tired of some people's views of Christians
as boring people who don't have fun and
hate everyone who does. I am a Christian.
And I know this may come as a shock, but
I also like to have fun.
I am in a sorority, I have a ton of
friends, I go to parties and clubs and I
love to spend time with people of any
religious background. Admittedly, I don't
drink or do drugs, and I know that causes
a lot of people to think I don't know how
to have fun. However, I truly don't need
those things to have fun, and I feel sorry
for those people who do.
The Bible does not teach us to suffer or
to not enjoy life: "I commend the enjoy-
mentof life, because nothing is better for
a man under the sun than to eat and drink
and be glad." (Ecclesiastes 8:15) So don't
let the Turlington preachers cloud your
judgment of Christians. If you really want
to understand what living like a Christian
means, make an effort to get to know
members of the Christian organizations
on campus, such as Campus Crusade
for Christ or Fellowship of Christian
Athletes. I promise they will be some of
the most fun and amazing people you will
E 1 0
Burroughs should follow his own advice
I'm glad Daniel Burroughs is here to
enlighten my soul about the dangers of
the "moral right." But someone should
enlighten our souls to the dangers of the
"moral Burroughs." Impassioned state-
ments lacking any apparent rationality
emanate from the mouths of both him and
Mr. Burroughs wants the freedom to
live his life fully and make unimpeded
decisions? So do I, which is why I want
Burroughs to actually offer helpful in-
sight rather than adopt the same" raving
tone of the people he decries. Otherwise,
Burroughs should follow his own advice to
religious officials and keep his mouth shut.
Maggot treatment not new science
While in a hospital in New Zealand during
World War II, I was in a bed next to a soldier
who had suffered more than a dozen machine
gun bullet wounds to his left leg. The wounds
were very slow to heal, so the doctors began
to use maggots. The sight of the buggers mov-
'ing around on his leg was very upsetting to
the soldier as well as to the rest of us in the
ward. He joked about it, calling attention to
the maggots, but we all knew that he was
very upset by them, particularly when, ev-
ery so often, the doctors would cleanse the
wounds and replace the maggots.
I'm surprised this treatment has never be-
fore been used at Shands at UF sometimes
old treatments work the best.
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Family of folk legend brings act to Phillips Center
By WILL AFFORD
Alligator Contributing Writer
When Arlo Guthrie sang about dope,
he did it in the conspiratorial voice of an
older friend, journalism professor William
People could identify with Arlo when
he sang about going through the airport
security check and forgetting he had a
joint in his pocket, McKeen said. Arlo is
the son of Woody Guthrie, an American
folk legend from the 1930s famous for
writing the Americana anthem, "This
Land is Your Land."
Tonight, Arlo, along with other mem-
bers of his family, will cover Woody's
tunes at the Phillips Center for the
The Guthrie Family Legacy Tour will
also play original material.
McKeen, who teaches a class on the his-
tory of rock 'n' roll in America, was first
introduced to Arlo's music in 1967. He
said the singer carries on the rich legacy of
the Guthrie name.
Arlo, McKeen said, never set himself up
to be a rock star.
"He seemed like somebody you could
really sit down and have a beer with,"
Sarah Lee Guthrie, Guthrie's daughter
and current tour mate, said her father
loves to include the audience during his
Arlo is known for telling stories during
"I think he doesn't want us to
forget the great unfolding of
American music. There are very
few keepers of that flame, and I
think he's one of them."
Some people find those stories, which
usually make up about half of the show,
just as captivating as the songs, Sarah Lee
"Folk music, I think, really has a lot to
do with storytelling," she said. "I think it's
because people really love to get to know
the person who is singing."
McKeen said that narrative is some-
thing that's missed in modem music.
"What is music today except for,
'Ugh, back that ass up'?" McKeen asked.
"There's no story, so that's what is kind
McKeen said he is fond of Arlo's music
because Arlo is one of the few artists who
respect tradition and recognize that their
generation didn't invent music.
"I think he doesn't want us to forget the
great unfolding of American music," he
said. "There are very few keepers of that
flame, and I think he's one of them."
Tickets for the show range from $10
to $35, depending on the seat. The show
starts at 7:30 p.m.
Gateway may go up near campus
By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
What is now an ordinary patch of
grass across the street from campus
may soon be transformed into an
ancient ceremonial gateway, if a UF
art professor gets his way.
The gateway, an 8-foot-high,
4-foot-wide stone statue planned
for the comer of Southwest 13th
Street and Southwest Fifth Avenue,
was approved Wednesday by the
College Park/University Heights
Its architect, UF adjunct assistant
professor of sculpture Brad Smith,
presented the model because the
board was looking for public art
to place in the area known as the
Southwest Fifth Avenue Triangle.
According to the board's meeting
minutes, $20,000 has been appropri-
ated for the project.
The still-unnamed statue, Smith
said, was influenced by old archi-
tecture like Japanese arches and
Egyptian pylons. He said it was
planned to resemble-the temple en-
trances used for ancient ceremonies.
The materials used in build-
ing the monument also have his-
torical ties, he said. The granite and
Indiana limestone for the sculpture
came from downtown Gainesville's
Federal Building, a 100-year-old
antique that once held the post office
and courtroom. The structure now
houses the Hippodrome Theatre.
Though the majority of the board
members approved Smith's design,
the proposal still has to be passed
by the Community Redevelopment
Agency and the Gainesville City
Commission before it can be placed idea over the past five years but
at the site. began earnestly pursuing the project
Smith said he's developed the in November.
Drew Harwell/ Alligator
UF adjunct assistant professor of sculpture Brad Smith holds a mod-
el of a statue that may be built across the street from campus.
'Real World' star
gives travel tips
By JENNIFER PFAFF.
-Alligator Contributing Writer
In a lecture room in the New Physics Building on
Wednesday evening, Jose Tapia spoke to roughly 40 UF stu-
dents about his 10-day trip to Spain as a cast member on MTV's
"The Real World" Key West series.
Tapia, whose trip was organized by STA Travel, offered stu-
dents advice on traveling abroad.
"Be smart," he said. "Have a good time."
The former Florida State University student came to UF
for Europe Night, an event sponsored by UF's International
Center and STA highlighting UF-sponsored
On study abroad trips to Europe.
-The event also encouraged students to study
abroad with STA.
Besides UF, Tapia spoke at the University of Miami and
Michigan State. STA covered his travel expenses.
Mandy Morrissey, branch manager of STA in the Reitz
Union, addressed the crowd first, offering advice for budget-
ing, planning an itinerary and finding places to stay.
"If you're going on your own, keep in mind that Europe is
much bigger than it is on maps," she said.
Angela Grindal, a study abroad adviser from the
International Center, spoke about scholarships, applications,
programs offered and the benefits of studying abroad.
"If you can think of it, we can help you get there," shesaid.
The crowd received student insight on studying abroad
from Molly Aubry, a graphic design junior who spent a sum-
mer bonding with other students as they traveled to London,
Paris, Switzerland, Austria and Italy.
"You make friends that you're going to stay with forever,"
Tapia, the last to address the group, talked about his experi-
ences in Spain, such as translating Spanish for his roommates
and spending too much money on food and alcohol.
"Make sure you save some money or pack your own
vodka," he advised, saying that he spent between $500 and
$600 onhis trip.
"It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience," Tapia said.
Martin Luther King III tells students to not conform to hip-hop image
KING, from page 1
row," King said.
King urged students to write to
their government representatives
and protest the war in Iraq and pov-
erty in America. If that doesn't work,
he said, students should resort to sit-
ins and marches.
King also said that racism has
not disappeared from America. He
mentioned that students at Clemson
University in South Carolina
dressed in blackface and hip-hop
clothes to mock a Martin Luther
King Jr. remembrance celebration
King said that members of the
black community could counter ste-
reotypes of their race by educating
themselves and informing others.
He said some hip-hop images, such
as gaudy clothing, communicate
ignorance. King urged audience
members not to conform to the
hip-hop image if they did not feel
comfortable with it.
He also encouraged students
to help children living in poverty-
stricken communities get educa-
tions. "Not everyone can earn a mil-
lion dollars, but everyone can earn a
decent living," he said.
Before the speech, Alachua
County Commissioner Rodney
J. Long and City Commissioner
Scherwin Henry presented King
with a scrapbook and a key to the
King is now Chief Executive
Officer of the Martin Luther King
Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social
Change in Atlanta. In 2006, he
founded Realizing the Dream, an
organization fighting poverty.
The event, which cost $25,000,
was co-sponsored by the Black
History Month committee and
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"I want to tell you everything, but I
have to sew my lips together."
Jessica Simpson, referring to her
relationship with John Mayer, to Elle
The Gyuto Monks Tibetan Tantric Choir is
on a tour to show America about Tibetan
culture. They are making a stop at the
Phillips Center on Tuesday. Details inside.
"Pan's Labyrinth" will remain at the Hippodrome for an
extra week. Check www.alligator.org for a review of the
A new column called Notes from the Underground
explores obscure, unheard-of and under-the-radar mu-
sical happenings in Gainesville. This week, we highlight
"Night in SPAAACE!" presented by Gators for Eccentric
Music at the Backstage Lounge on Saturday.
Azute Pr*.ill .e
the guide to
Caf6 Gardens has been just across
from campus since 1976. This
quaint landmark establishment with
award winning courtyard dining is
perfect for any date or gathering.
Don't miss Friday wine tasting
6-8pm. Open 7 days. Lunch
meetings catered. Daily Lunch &
Drink Specials Live Music Nightly.
1643 NW 1Is Ave
Liquid Ginger Asian
Grille & Teahouse
101 SE 2nd PL (Behind
Hippodrome Suncenler Downtown)
Pan-Asian seafood, steaks, and
shir-fry in a relaxing upscale
atmosphere Try our wide selection
of exotic martinis and hot teas.
Open for lunch Sun-Fri and Dinner
every nighl 5-10.30pm. Call
37 1-2323 for a reservation
Fresh, wholesome, Authentic
Southeast Asian cuisine. Elegant
atmosphere, exceptional service.
Equipped for group presentations,
private room available Largest
selection of vegetarian/vegan
options. Senior discount 10%,
drink specials Mon & Wed 2 for
1, lunch boxes $5.50 to 4:30pm
closed on Tuesday.
New menu, delicious food at very
competitive prices 3610 SW 13th
www merlionrestaurant net
Where eating well means
best Chinese food Now with
more sizes available with more
vegetarian options. As always,
generous portions, fast service
& super lunch/dinner combos
FREE DELIVERY 613 NW 16th
Ave. 372-4282 or 3809076.
Full menu and specials @
New Wok 88
Just 4 1/2 Blocks from campus
and $4 1,2 bucks for lunch Lunch
specials include rice and soda and
run until 3pm. Dinner combos come
with eggroll and chicken, shrimp,
beef, pork, or lofu in a sauce of
your choice Now serving pad
thai and tempeh Over 100 dishes
available Healthy Food options,
friendly service, and free student
delivery Open 7 days.
Call 336-6566 for delivery or pick
up. 421 NW 13 ST
(next to El Indio on N 13 ST)
Deja Brew Cafe
This is a coffee shop that should
be a stop on everyone's list. Deja
Brew serves the finest coffee in
town! Enjoy fine coffee, specialty
drinks, gourmet pastries and more.
All served to you by a friendly and
knowledgeable staff. Deja Brew is
open 24 hours, seven days a week,
so you will have plenty of tAme to
enjoy your favorite drinks Hope to
see you there 1412 W Universiry
Ave in the Target Copy Building
(Now Open for DinnerI)
Restaurant & Internet Cafe
2409 SW 13th ST, 336-4125
Newil Daily Lunch Special. I larn-4pm
$7 Sandwich & $9 Entrees Combos
including 20oz drink.
Serving Gainesville's best Cuban
food since 2003, Virtually Cuban
serves all the Cuban classics. Ropa
Vieja, Chicken and Yellow Rice,
Picadillo, Chicken Fricassee &
Palomilla Steaks to name a few are
served up w.lh your favorite sides
like sweet planiams, black beans,
yuca, and a few other Cuban
favories We also offer a variety of
sandwiches pressed & hot on fresh
Cuban bread, assorted pastries,
Cuban coffee and appetizers. So if
you love Cuban food or are tired
of Fast Latin food, you have to try
Mon-Fri. 1 lam-9pm.
Catering info and full menu
available at vinuallycuban.com
Try one of our 15 different styles of
hot dogs. New York. rlaw, reuben.
bacon cheese, Chicago Serving great
burgers mode fresh daily and Great
Deli Sandwiches stuffed wth over a
1/4 pound of meat All made fresh
to order Veggie dogs and veggie
chili Available. Ice cold beer 1023
W Univ 3784368 Open late on
weekends Open I IAM 7 days
The Pontiac Tavern
Featuring an eclectic infusion of
international flavors, including
great steaks & seafood. Join us for
dinner and late night entertainment
including a full bar and live music
232 SE 1st St, Downtown, lust
west of Hipp. For reservations call
The Gelato Company
The Gelato Company specializes
in homemade gelato, sorbets,
paninis, sandwiches, and
salads. We make 20-25
flavors fresh daily, ensuring
the utmost freshness and wide
variety. Come check us out in
downtown Gainesville next
to Harry's Live pianist Friday
and Saturday We caleri
www Ihegelarocompany com
Open Mon-Wed 10am-12am,
Thurs-Sat 10am-3am Sun 10am-
Live pianist Fr.day and Saturday
Serving gourmet pasias,
California pizzas, fresh fish.
steak, chops, salads, and
desserts Live lazz 7 30pm
Monday and Thursday Sunday
brunch 10 30am featuring
international brunch buffer with
never-ending mimosas starting at
1:00pm Open 5-1 1pm Mon -
Saturday Sunday Brunch 10
30am, Dinner 4-1 1pm Call
378-2001 for reservations or
carry-out. Or visit our website at
Farah's on the Avenue
A landmark since 1980 Serving
lunch & dinner in our glass
atrium or dine by our replace
Gainesville s premiere Hookah
Lounge. Famous for our award-
winning wings, burgers, steaks,
and gyros. Large medirerranean
menu. Drink specials daily Enloy
our cozy Hookah Lounge We sell
only the fnest of pipes, natural
charcoal and premium tobacco
Mon-Tues 11 om-1 Opm Wed-Sat
1I am-midnight Closed Sunday,
378 5179 1 120 W University
Ave. Next to Bank of America.
Look for our new location on
Archer Rd. Next to PJ's coffee
3830 W. Newberry Rd Suite
15 Royal Park Plaza (next to
Gator's Dockside) Enjoy sushi,
rice bowls, noodle bowls, and
bento boxes Try our Baba lea
with over 30 different flavors
First in Gainesville in a trendy,
hip atmosphere. Open everyday
1 I am-1 0:30pm. Carry-our or
dine in. Check out our menu at
Gatorfood com. 377-8686
Known for tasty food and greal
prices, we are proud to serve
the best cubans and ropa vieja
around. Open till 2:30am W 5,
Located right downtown across
La Fortuna Latin Market Emiliano'ssCafe "
SDeli Emiliano's Cafe' a SE 1"Av
& Dell- inihip downtown Gaines.ille
There's a new Latin store & qiers hai Latn cGine. with
restaurant in town Come taste thee Latnd criinae wit
unique Latin American dishes and tadi ~ l and original tapas
purchase your Latin groceries at /a d n ciines Ion beers.
the same time. Enjoy our daily hot / preed scia nd business
Latin menu and try different cuisines / ga, rsciaEmiliad os cane
from a different Latin country every accommoi t largt parties,
Saturday 125 NW 23 Ave. Suite and reservations are always
tt9 We also have Rio Envia (money accepted Sundowner, daily
transfers), notary services, and we from to 6 p m is a great way
are now a SPRINT agent for cellular to d y and incde
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(352) 371.9496 2-4-1 sangria and mimosas, $2
imported beers. : price wines by
the bottle, and S I off all tapas.
Mediterranean For the perfect lazy Sunday
try our Brunch from 10 a m to
Gyros Plus 4 p m. and endless mrmosas
1011 W University Ave. 11 10 From 1 to 4 pm Thursday night
Mon-Sun 336-5323 We have the is "College Night with great
best Falafel, Tabouli, Hummus, drink specials each week for
Baba, Grape Leaves & Gyros-beef UF and SFCC with student ID.
or chicken Fresh smoothie bar For information or reservations
& Baklava Pita Bread Bakery at contact us at 352-375-7381, or
2401 SW 13th ST. 372-4995 We visit www emihanoscafe cam
sell hookahs, parts, charcoals, fine
tobacco and halal meat
Burrito Brothers Taco Co.
Hang out on the nicest patio
in town while enjoying the best
Made to order, made from
scratch Mexican Food Serving
Gainesville For 30 years 1402
West University Avenue behind the
Presbyterian Student Center
Open 7 days, 1 1AM to I OPM
www burritobros com
You've had ihe rest, now try the
BEST Mexican food in Gainesville
Loved by Galors past and present
Best homemade salsa in town
Open 7 days a week for lunch and
dinner 1723 SW 131h SI Take
out and calerng available Call
Tapas 12 West
Having difficulty commining Let
your tastes roam without fear
of censure Our appetizer.sized
and priced tapas, inspired by
cuisines the world over, will have
you partaking of more than one
dish at a meal Share orders wlh
friends and send your tastes on
a world tour We re operated by
award-winning staff of Sieve s Cafe
Americamn s Courtyard 12 West
0 University Ave 377.9468
Book Lover's Cafe
Vegetarian and Vegan cuisne
prepared with all natural
ingredients Organic food,
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JESSICA PONN ) AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Two weeks ago, when Juanita
Sanchez arrived at the Hippodrome
Theatre tor a 30 p m screenin
ot "The Intruder. the cinema was-
\\hen the -ihppodrome screened
"Carnages the ncet lmokUe fea-
tured in the theatre's 2007 French
Film Festival, Sanchez was sure
to arrive a half-hour early so she
wouldn't have to sit on the floor
"There aren't many opportu-
nities to see French films," said
Sanchez, who is studying French
at UF "It's nice to see something
She is one of many Gainesville
residents to appreciate the chance
to be exposed to European culture
since the festival began Jan. 15.
"It was so full last week that
people were fighting to get in," said
Sylvie Blum, festival organizer and
UF associate professor of European
Blum said that some people
were forced to leave because the
crowd created a fire hazard.
So far, the- audience has been
a mix of students and Gainesville
residents, many of whom are
European migrants, she said.
Henri Van Rinsvelt, who lived
in Belgium before he arrived in
Gainesville, has attended sev-
eral French film screenings at the
with his wife French
since the couple 66 think. /
moved to are for entertain
than 40 years of a movie and
ago. time,'and th
While they Henri Van Ri
are not espe-
cially impressed with the films
they have seen during the last few
weeks, they are still grateful for the
chance to see French films on a big
Van Rinsvelt said. "American mov-
ies are for entertainment. You go
out of the movie and say, had a
good time,' and
movies make you that's it."
nerican movies His wife,
nent. You go out Joan, agreed.
y, hada good French films
t's it. especially the
svelt last few we have
social problems," she said.
The couple attended the movie
Monday night with an entourage
of European friends who ranged
in nationality from Swiss to
Blum said that there is a sig-
nificant Francophone community
in Gainesville. That is part of the
reason she started screening French
films here in the first place.
She has been organizing the
festival with different films each
year on and off for eight years.
The screenings began at the Reitz
Union and recently moved down-
town to the Hippodrome.
Four films remain to be shown
in the next two weeks. "Versailles:
Left Bank" and "Nathalie..." are
scheduled for Monday.
All films are free and open to the
public. For more information, visit
Gyuto Monks choir to perform at
DAVID LOW ) AVENUE WRITER
"Oooooooooh whoah oooooooh."
Deep and rumbling, the tones oscillated
like those of an Australian didgeridoo and
reverberated as if projected in a great mon-
The sound actually emanated from two
monks as they chanted into the receiver dur-
ing a phone interview.
The monks, Thupten Jigme and Sonam
Ngehuk, are members of the Gyuto Monks
Tibetan Tantric Choir, which is scheduled
to perform at the Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts on Tuesday.
The choir is on a nationwide tour of uni-
,versities and colleges in the United States, per-
forming their centuries-old, multitonal form of
chanting in cities such as San Francisco, New
York and Chicago, Jigme said.
"We have 15 performances scheduled,
so we are going to be quite busy," he said.
"But we are also going to the Disney parks in
Orlando. We perform, and we then enjoy."
The choir comprises 14 monks, but that
is just the* number who
go on tour. In the Gyuto Really
Monastery in India, there 6 the wo
are nearly 500 monks who our cul
chant, Ngehuk said. to know that pe
On the tour, the choir concerned aboi
accepts donations and
sends them, along with all see its fre
profits from concerts, to a Thupten J
new Gyuto center in San
Jose, Calif., as well as tothe main monastery in
India, Jigme said.
But the main reason for the tour is more
S"Really, we want to show the 'world about
Tibet and our culture," Jigme said.
happy to know that people in Am
concerned about Tibet and want t
freedom. Of course we would like
we want to show a commonplace
d about Tibet and in. America,
re. We are happy across posters,
ole in America are and bumper stick
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reign of the coun
lom. ,, in 1951.
me China's cont
monkhood, as many monks were k
several others thrown into prison,
said. The Dalai Lama and the monks
to India, where their main base 6f o
"We are The Chinese "takeover also affected the
erica are training of future monks.
:o see its "You used to become a monk when you are
to raise 20, you know," Jigme said. "But when com-
munist China invaded, so many were killed
has been or in prison they let children as old as 13 or 14
slogan -begin training."
plastered The schooling of a monk lasts an entire
T-shirts lifetime, Jigme said. The education includes
kers since reading worship texts, learning different yoga
vision and forms and mastering a worship art, which in-
try began eludes mask-making, dancing and chanting.
The chanting practiced by the Gyuto
rol dra- monks has been in existence since the 15th
ted the century, according to a press release. The vo-
illed and calization is unique because instead of a single
Ngehuk note, each monk sings an entire chord.
relocated It takes three or four weeks to learn how
operations to chant, but training continues forever, Jigme
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You'll notice a canvas the size of a door and twice as
wide suspended on the side of the road.
You'll see a pickup truck with a steel trailer large enough
to transport sprawling works in progress.
Then you'll see Peter Carolin as he stares across the sky,
capturing the colors of the afternoon in two dimensions.
Carolin is a local artist and UF graduate who paints
Florida landscapes with the enchantment of a child seeing
them for the first time.
"The color in the skies in Florida just blows my mind,"
The degree of reality varies in Carolin's paintings. Some
"For me, it was very scary," he said.
"You don't make choices like that if
you can't do it."
Then he had his break.
Carolin sold half a dozen paint-
ings to Naylor publishing for its new
corporate headquarters building in
Gainesville. He had just turned 41.
"I'd always thought by the time I
was 40 1 could do art full time so I
almost made it," he said. -
He worked as a sculptor for a com-
pany called Museum Services. While
working with that company, he cre-
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"I think every artist has a range of how flexible they
are," he said. "Artists vary what they do within a certain
It can take Carolin several hundred hours to paint a 5.5
feet'by 8 feet canvas his favorite size because the sky
is constantly changing.
He said he usually brings a few canvases with him and
paints whichever one is most suitable for the day's light-
Carolin said he grew up in Detroit but would visit his
grandparents living in Fort Walton Beach for a few weeks
each year as a child.
"Ever since I was like 2 or 3, I've just loved looking at the
sky in Florida," he said.
Carolin began attending UF in 1985. He first majored in
mathematics because it was something practical to please
his parents. But a sophomore year spent studying in France
changed his perspective.
"I saw so much beautiful art, so many incredible castles,
paintings, sculptures, that it pretty much just blew my
mind," he said.
He had always loved painting and drawing, but it was
during his trip that he got up the courage to do it for the.
rest of his life.
Carolin graduated from UF in 1988 with a master's de-
gree sculpture. He began teaching art as a day job, but he
always painted on the side.
After 15 years of teaching, the time came to make the
switch to professional artist.
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head for a playground. -
Now, Carolin mostly paints the
skies, water and palms of Florida.
Although some of Carolin's paint-
ings look almost like photographs,
there is something in them that a cam-
era can't capture.
He said once while he was paint-
ing, he observed the clouds get pushed
by winds and "fall over like they were
melting, or like an avalanche."
When he paints, he said, he incor-
porates the motion of wind and leaves
like animation stills.
"That's the value of painting from
life," he said. "Things are alive, they Peter Carolin ch
move, they change."
Even in his abstract paintings of
the early-morning ocean at Crescent
Beach, Carolin attempts to capture the rolling of the waves
as moments frozen in time.
"They are just painted stripes," he said. "But I'm trying
to capture the rhythm, I'm trying to capture the sequence
Although Carolin's paintings may just seem like pretty
pictures, they have a deeper meaning.
"On the surface it's just the beauty of nature, but maybe
that implies a message like nature is important," he
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ooses the proper color from his palette Jan. 29 as he paints
on location in Orange Lake.
As Carolin paints, he said, there's a hierarchy to his
"My emotions and the feeling of the color are what are
most important to me, and then probably the movement
and then the drawings," he said. "First the emotion, then
the motion, then what stands still."
Being a professional artist can be challenging, but
Carolin said that's true of anyone who is self-employed.
"You have to choose something you love, and then you
have to work a lot."
Three is a crowd in student-athlete relationships
For student-athletes in relationships,
living in a constant love triangle you,
your lover, your sport becomes a fact
"She understands," said Eric Wilbur, a
punter for the UF football team. "Her dad
played college football, her grandfather
played college football, she knows that I'm
here for a reason and that I have my priori-
ties right now, and right now it's football."
Wilbur and his girlfriend, Ali Peek, have
been dating for more than two years. They
share a love for football and come from
sports-oriented families. Peek has always
wanted to be a sports broadcaster, and
Wilbur hopes to get drafted into the NFL.
Wilbur said both of them have learned
to be patient.
"It's hard sometimes not to get jeal-
ous of the fact that girls recognize them,"
said Peek. "They're in the spotlight, and
so that's something you have to come to
Stacey Stevens, a UF softball pitcher,
and her boyfriend, Will Clapp, share a love
Clapp previously played collegiate
slow-pitch softball and now plays recre-
"I've learned to prioritize things,"
Stevens said. "I'm fortunate enough that
Will accepts the fact that I value school,
and he understands what it's like to have a
collegiate sport in my life."
Because Clapp has a background as
a softball catcher, he had schedules like
Stevens and survived. He takes no pity
on his girlfriend.
"If she's sore and she doesn't want to
go lift, I just keep reminding her that it's a
choice that you do," said Clapp. "If that's
what she wants to do, then you have to be
willing to do it."
Clapp gives Stevens pep talks before
games, and Stevens said
it's comforting to be able
to go to him after a game
to laugh or cry.
V "He has a tendency
to not necessarily get
nervous for me," Stevens
said, "but I think that
he wants to do it for me
when he sees me play."
Clapp said being an athlete is a full-time
"But if (the relationship) is meant to
work and you want it to work, you can
easily fit in the time," he said.
Despite the frustrations and time con-
straints that come with sports romances,
both Wilbur and Stevens have built rela-
tionships that appear to be made to last.
"She. thinks that we're already mar-
ried," said Wilbur. "It's a work in progress,
so we'll see."
Clapp said that he couldn't imagine
being with anyone else, and the couple
exchanged a high five in agreement.
As for the Wilbur/Peek/football love
triangle, last year's Valentine's Day was a
match made in heaven.
"Eric got Outback (Steakhouse) to go,
and he served me a candlelight dinner on
a blanket on the 50-yard line of the field,"
said Peek. "It was cool for us because of
both of our connections to Florida football.
It couldn't have been more perfect."
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'Backslide' cures blues
" JENNIFER KEIL I AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER
There are only 154 days left until the fate of famed
. wizard Harry Potter is revealed.
"I've never been this excited for a book," said UF
freshman Kimberly Wootton.
Wootton immediately preordered "Harry Potter and
the Deathly Hallows," slated for release at the stroke of
midnight July 7.
The book the last in the series instantly topped
the bestseller lists on both Amazon.com and Barnes &
Noble.com as readers rushed to reserve a copy.
"I ordered it early because I think the hype for this
one is going to be a lot more outrageous than any other
one," Wootton said. "I just wanted to ensure I got a
When the sixth novel of the series, "Harry Potter and
the Half-Blood Prince," was released in 2005,6.9 million
copies were sold within the first 24 hours.
Suzanne Everson, assistant manager of Barnes &
Noble on Archer Road, said if readers reserve a copy of
the book, they are guaranteed a copy at midnight.
Everson said while other children's book series have
been popular, they haven't had nearly as much hype as
"It's great to see that so many people love to read
them," she said.
Barnes & Noble, along with other bookstores across
the country, will be hosting midnight parties to cel-
ebrate the release.
Lesley Lawson, a 13-year employee of Barnes &
Noble, said roughly 350 people attended the midnight
release for the sixth bookin 2005.
After fans receive their copy of "Harry Potter and
the Deathly Hallows," they begin the rush to finish it.
"I'll probably plow right through it, because that's
what I've done in the past," said UF sophomore Amy
Harry Potter has been in readers' hearts and minds
for years. A decade has passed since the publication of
the first book, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."
"It's like you've grown up with Harry Potter,"
Schultz said. "I'm honestly really upset the last
book is coming out. I'll still watch the movies, but
what will I read?"
Many others share the same sentiment.
A global group on Facebook.com called
"After Harry Potter Seven Comes Out
I Won't Have Anything To Live For"
has 17,574 members.
In six days it will be Valentine's Day. We'll be inun-
dated with flowers, chocolate wrapped in pink tinfoil,
giant, red, heart-shaped balloons, canoodling couples,
and those strange stuffed gorillas that sing "Burning
Love" when you squeeze their stomachs. Those who
are in relationships will celebrate the one day of the year
when it's socially acceptable to make out in public, and
those who are single will most likely feel very alone.
This loneliness can cause physical and emotional
cravings. And these cravings will probably tempt you to
call the ex, leading to the "backslide."
The backslide is a term coined by Jerry Seinfield
(whom, for my purposes, I shall now refer to as
Confucius) to describe hooking up with an ex. What
exactly is hooking up? I'm not sure, but I'll save that
discussion for another week. For now, we'll just use it to
describe everything from an innocent kiss to sex.
Hooking up with an ex has its benefits.
Since you've already been together, you should know
how to please each other. You won't have to go through
all of those awkward physical firsts..
It's like taking a walk down memory lane. Between
kisses you can have that "remember when" conversa-
tion which produces the same nostalgic sentimentality
as flipping thr.ou'uh the pa -e- 1 our hih h school year-
The backslide is a one-
night stand without the
guilt. Typically, I would
never classify a one-night KELLY SEREIKAS
stand as something posi-
tive, but in this case I think
it is. You reap the benefits of human touch, but you
won't feel dirty because you know your partner.
Confucius also said that breaking up is like knocking
over a Coke machine: You can't do it in one push.,You've
got to rock it back and forth a few times, and then it goes
over. Backsliding will either cleanse you of lingering
feelings so you can truly move on or help you realize
that you should actually be together.
Now, I'm not telling everyone to go call their ex and
fall into their arms. The backslide has been known to
Decide the terms and limitations of your tryst. If you
are not-on the same page as your partner in regards to
what your rendezvous means, it can be harmful.
Finally, don't ever backslide if you are trying to get
back with your partner or if you know he or she is try-
ing to get back into a relationship with you. The person
hoping for a relationship will end up feeling used and
Good luck, have fun and happy Valentine's Day!
Huge valentine displays heartbreak
Huge valentine displays heartbreak
AMANDA McKENZIE 0 AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Ripley's Believe It or Not! claims
that the world's largest valentine is a
5,000-pound heart-shaped coral rock
Coral Castle, the building that,
houses it, is comprised of stones that
weigh up to 30 tons bigger than
those at Stonehenge and the pyramid
Coral Castle and the massive
Valentine were constructed by
Ed Leedskalnin for his lost love
SAgnes Scuffs. Agnes, Ed's 16-
year-old fiancee, left him the
night before their wedding in
Joe Bullard, of Lake City,
is the author of "Waiting for
Agnes," a novel based on the
true love story of Leedskalnin's
broken heart and the castle he built.
"I was smitten with the story,"
Bullard said at a Feb. 3 book signing
at Borders in Gainesville. "(He) put
his life into his work to overcome his
Bullard explained that Leedskalnin
made Coral Castle and the valentine
because he believed his sweetheart
would one day come to the castle to
Bullard first heard of Coral Castle
while watching the television show
"In Search Of ..." in 1984, and he de-
cided to drive to Homestead the next
day to see it.
While researching and writing the
book over a period of 16 years, Bullard
kept a picture of Leedskalnin by his
"I wanted to program my mind to
dream about Ed's life," he said.
Bullard was able to tap into the life
of Leedskalnin by talking to people
that knew him and by looking at his-
Coral Castle is a well-known site in
parts of southern Florida bec-ase of its
"There are weddings there all
the tirie," Bullard said. "I would
say about 2,000 people go there on
Valentine's Day while some of the kids
leave cards and cut-out hearts on the
Coral Castle has another reason
for being famous besides its romantic
reputation: Billy Idol got the inspira-
tion for his song "Sweet Sixteen" from
it, and in 1987, he filmed his music
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ping, bus line and a few miles from UF. Price
range $425 to $525. 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
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/1BA*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
1 & 2 BRs HUGE Floorplans! ** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Water/Sewer included! Pets OK Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to,
Affordable Rates! UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
Bus/Bike to UF 335-7275 4-25-72-2 352-215-4990 4-25-72-2
S For Rent .
LUXURY ACROSS FROM UF
Reserving for Fall
2/2 W/D, Alarm
D/W, Pets Ok
Open Weekends 371-7777
SIGN A LEASE, WIN A PS31
Luxury 1, 2, and 3s!
24-Hr Gym*Ask for Furn and RMM
Leasing NOW and FALL! (352) 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*All the extras!
Call for specials 377-2801
Get yours before it's gone!
Spacious 1, 2, 3, or 4BR close to UF.
Includes water, sewer, 2 pools,
On-site laundry, gym, &we love pets!
Call 376-2507 orwww.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-
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2 For Rent:'Unfurnished 7 Computers 12 Autos 17 Typing Services 22 Tickets
3 Sublease 8 Electronics 13 Wanted 18 Personals 23 Rides
S4 Roommates 9 Bicycles 14 Help Wanted 19 Connections 24 Pets
5. Real.Estate 1. 0 For Sale 15 Services 20 Event Notices 25 Lost & Found
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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 $486 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $452 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 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 w/W/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*Fum Avail
Leasing Now and Fall! 367-9910
1st MONTH FREE
1BR 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
Furnished apartments close to UF
Individual bedroom leases
**WALK TO UF**
Huge 2BR/1BA apt. $600/mo
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
2BR/2BA for rent, W/D, all appliances, $475/
room + sec dep, call Anna 407-448-0573
$375/mo 1 or 2 bed "Iris House"
Close to downtown & UF, fresh paint,
new carpet, bath & kitchen upgrades.
Pet friendly, see photos & info @
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Cakes and Pies and Golden Fries!
Ventura has a nice surprise!
Let us pay $200 of your January Rent!
2 bedrooms available
SPets welcome/Open Saturdays
1902 SW 42nd Way
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 2-9-20-2
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 2-9-20-2
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-
Available after March 1,
Walk to campus
Studios $325 to $395
1 bd $375 & $395
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
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-
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-
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 YOUR FRIENDS!
GOING FAST-SIGN TODAY! 338-0002
HOUSES! 1 to 4BRs $450 $1500, all close
to UF & on bus routes, WID hookups,
hardwood, central AC, porches, pets OK,
see photos @ rentalworkshop.com 870-
0904, 318-4553 2-14-16-2
1 & 2 bed cottages & apts. $500/mo.
Central AC, W/D hookups, close to down-
town & UF, cute A MUST SEE! See photos
& info @ www.rentalworkshop.com 352-
870-0904, 318-4553 2-14-16-2
Remodeled 900 sq ft clean 3BR/1 BA duplex
Quiet NE st. Bike to UF. New carpet/paint-tile
bath & kitchen! Cent H/AC. Laundry room
W/D. Non-smoking. $890/mo. neg. 376-7529
We're Special! Call to find out why!-
2BR, 3BR or 4BR. Move in today & save $$!
376-2507 or www.bivenscove.com
Across from ShandslUF
Summit House Condos
Now Accepting 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 2-16-16-2
G For Rent
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/
HOUSE FOR RENT
As close to campus as you can get. 4 bed, 2
bath with lots of parking. Fall and/or Summer
'07 $1950/mo. 325 SW 12 St. 352-665-0511
BLOCKS TO UF03BR houses from $1400
*4BR houses from $160003BR patio
homes from $130004BR patio homes from
$16000 1-2BR apts from $475 Ample park-
ing. DalyProperties.com, Carol 377-3852
Beautiful quiet new 1000 sq. ft. 1BR apart-
ment in Alachua. All new appliances, par-
tially furnished. W/D, no pets. $750/mo. First
months security. Call Kevin 352-262-0004
$450/mo. 1BR apartment w/living room,
kitchen & office, 2nd floor, 2 blocks to UF.
Central A/C & heat. Available March 1st.
Non-smoking, no pets. Call John 352-316-
Duplex 2BR/1BA. Spacious, safe, clean, Ig
yd, trees. Quiet, CHA, carpet, ceiling fans.
W/D, DW, carport. Near UF/dntn. 724 NW
19th Ave. $650/mo; 922 NE 6th Ave $700/mo
(Duckpond) Avail 2/28. No dogs. 376-0080
PET'S PARADISE No app or pet fee.
Townhome. 2BR/1.5BA. Privacy fence,
modern appliances. CH/AC 1000 SDW 59th
Terr. Leave detailed message 352-331-2099
DUCKPOND DUPLEX $700/mo 2BR/1BA.
.Spacious, carport, very clean, carpeted,
CHA, DW, ceiling fans, W/D, furn. Safe
(burglar bars) No dogs. 922 NE 6th Ave.
Avail now! 352-376-0080 or 352-284-3873
CLOSEST TO CLASS
2BR/2BA available for Fall
111 NW 16th St. #1. Call 376-1111
Avail Aug. 1. 4BR/2BA house. Hot tub, fire-
place, washer/dryer provided, fenced back
yard, screened deck, carport. 3413 NW 8th
Ave. 339-2342 $1600/MO 2-14-10-2
Avail Aug 1. 4BR/2BA house. Pets OK.
Privacy fenced backyard, washer/dryer
provided. Game room. $1250/MO 339-2342
1330 NW 39th St. Call for directions.
Avail August 1. Very nice 4BR/2BA house
on large private lot, back deck, fireplace,
garage, washer/dryer provided, ceramic
tile floors. Alarm system 2606 NW 34th St.
$1400/MO 339-2342 2-14-10-2
Avail August 1. 3BR/1BA house. Short bike
to campus. Washer/dryer provided, small
garage for storage, fenced yard, wood floors.
$1100/MO 924 NW 9th Ave. 339-2342 for
Just $540 + sec. New tile, carpet & paint. 10
mins from Oaks Mall & Butler Plaza. Central
heat/AC, energy saving thermopane win-
dows. Call Mr. Kristoff 332-5030 2-15-10-2
Huge room available 12'x 12'.
3/3 Apt is furnished. Cats ok
Loc. Rockwood. D/W incl.
-$425 pis utilities
Call Eddy 305-298-0033 2-9-5-2
Duplex for rent: 2BR/1BA $500/mo + $350
deposit. For lease info please contact land-
lord at 352-514-9698. Location: Tower Oak
Glen Apts. (near Tower Rd) 10 min to UF.
Leave msg w/ph# & I will call back. 2-9-5-2
3BR/2.5BA condo w/screened balconies.
Between UF & SFCC w/bus route. Close to
Mall/NFRMC. New appliances. On site W/D,
pool, gym, tennis & other amen. Sparrow
Condo. Sublease avail $900 352-514-3425
S For Rent
0 1 unfurnished
1 BR/1 BA apt in vintage house.
Hard wood floors, new kitchen & balb. W/D,
Cute as heck. $500/MO. 115 NE 9th Street.
Call 317-1458 2-19-10-2
1 BR/1BA in vintage house. Hardwood floors.
W/D Quiet area, large yard. 3 blocks to
downtown. 304 NE 6th Street. $525/MO
379-4952 Available April or May 2-19-10-2
2BR/1.5BA, amazing location- only blocks to
downtown, 508 NE 4th Ave.
A steal at only $625/MO. Available March 1-
Call 379-4952 for appointment. 2-19-10-2
2BR/1 BA FLAT IN DUCKPOND AREA
Hardwood floors, pets ok, washer/dryer.
Take over lease w/option to renew. $495. No
deposit. 352-219-0180 2-13-5-2
****5 BEDROOM HOUSE****
WALK TO CLASS, 3 houses down from
University Ave. 2000 sq. ft., clean, plenty of
parking 561-866-8234 2-13-5-2
1BR & 2BR/1BA apts with W/D, cent H/AC,
DW, ceramic tile, private patio. Pets ar-
ranged. Off SW 34th St. Near bus route.
From $615/mo. 377-1633 2-28-16-2
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1-877-For-Rent (367-7368) 2-8-1-2
700 sq ft 1BR 2. blocks to campus. W/D,
central air. $799/mo. Call Scott. 561-767-
AVAIL NOW February RENT FREE
1 B/B IN A 4BED/4BATH, FEMALES
Pool Tennis Courts, All Utils Incl
CALL 954-762-3048 / 954-567-2701
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
Sublease ASAP at Campus Lodge
1 BR/1BA Available
Contact 305-898-6651 2-23-20-3
1BR/1 BA w/patio avail May to Aug $589/mo
neg. Behind the Swamp 1624 NW 4th Ave.
Walk to campus! Contact Lee 305-803-8515
or Lud@ufl.edu 2-9-10-3
CABANA BEACH APTS SUBLEASE
For a 1 BR/1 BA in a furnished 2BR/2BA
Washer/dryer & all utilities included
Huge pool & gym. Avail May-Aug
Call 786-543-9418 firstname.lastname@example.org
Need a Place FAST?
Short term Lease Available!!
$450/MO all inclusive!!
Large house, close to UF/SFCC
Call Claudia 352-246-6552 2-14-10-3
$345/MO neg /FEB rent FREE at Ivy House.
All utilities included. Furnished. 1 block from
UF. No security deposit. Female only. Avail
ASAP! Call Lisa 303-815-2490 2-14-10-3
1 BLOCK FROM CAMPUS WITH PARKING
$460/mo. Available May August. Option
to renew for longer. Sweet location w/
patio. Norman Hall. Call 352-816-0303
Walk to class in minutes! 1BR avail in 4BR/
2BA house across from the law library. Rent
$365 plus 1/4 utils. Emailjbrar7@yahoo.com
or call 407-461-03552-9-5-3
1/1 through July 31st. SUNRISE apt?
FEB RENT FREE! $470/mo. No deposit.
$350 sublease fee. Call Will @ 813-966-
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16, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8,2007
LEXINGTON CROSSING APT. AVAILABLE
FOR IMMEDIATE OR SUMMER
SUBL*\SE! $470/MO OR BY OFFER.
INCLUDES UTILITIES/EVERYTHING. 4/4
CALL KIM 352-346-4181 2-12-5-3
Sublease now! Spring + Summer 2007.
Royal Village Apts. $360 a month
January/Febuary rent free!
Walk to class, pool, tanning, furnished.
Call 609-330-9967 2-12-5-3
1BR i, 3BR/2BA. Boardwalk apts. Rent,
cable, phone water, electric, aprox $360/MO
Avail Febuary 8th. email@example.com
or 352-283-8036 2-12-5-3
Luxury 1/1 in 2/2 avail May. Fully furnished,
W/D, free cable, internet, utilities, clean!
Gainesville Place Apts. $599
Call 954-478-9599 2-12-5-3
Luxurious, spacious room in 3/3 apt. Fully
furn, internet, close to campus. Wonderful
roommates. Hidden Lake Apt. Female
roommate needed, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2BRs available beginning ofApril in 3BR/2BA
apt. $275/mo/room + 1/3 utils. Close to UF
& SFCC. Lease ends August. Renewal
available. Female only. Call 407-466-0949
Feb rent Free-Cabana Beach move in now
1/b-1/b in 4 bed 4 bath apt w/d internet cable
pool gym c/house all included, rent $499 a
month also on the bus stop call 904-859-
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
stude~iEtQuiet. 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-
MOVE IN NOW!!!
Female roommate for furnished 4BR/4BA.
$499/mo all included. Call Jessica 305-510-
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
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 2-19-20-4
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
1 room unfum 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
Female roommates 4/4 Univ Terr apt. $400/
mo. (everything included!) W/D, 2 freq UF
bus ro*s (12 & 35) a 15-second walk from
the front door! Please call 352-318-3014 2-
Roommate needed for 3/3 twnhse in gated
comm. Lg BR w/pvt BA & walk-in closet. New
appliances, carpet & paint. All amenities &
utils incl. 24hr gym, pool, Bball, HS internet,
cable w/HBO/SHO $550 954-483-4597 2-
Lookin9for a roommate in a 4BR/4BA condo.
W/D, cable, wireless internet included. $425/
Mo utils included. Located in University
Terrace West. For info call 407-719-1699
Roommate wanted in a 48R/4BA condo.
Private room and bathroom. Close to UF &
shopping. On bus rte. $425/mo + sec dep.
No pets. Free utilities, cable and internet.
Call 514-3398 2-13-10-4
Roommate to share 3BR home
2 miles from UF. M or F. $450/MO. All utilities
included 904-703-5253- 2-14-10-4 .
THE ESTATES MONTH OF FEBRUARY &
MARCH FREE! Male roommate needed in
a 4/4 1313 sq. ft. all utilities included, gym, 3
pools, very nice and clean. Only $535/MO
1 Female needed to share 2BR/1.5 BA.
15 minutes to UF campus
Includes TV and water fee. Unfurnished.
$325/MO 352-870-9437 or 352-870-9435 or
QUIET ROOM AVAILABLE
Grad student preferred. $500/mo. No smok-
ing. No pets. 352-373-8545 3-1-20-4
5 ROOMS FOR RENT
in new, luxurious 2 story home. Over 3K sq ft
w/garage, patio, etc. For more info/appt call
954-383-6174 or 352-505-0952, hurry B4 it's
too late. 2-8-5-4
NWAREA. Master BR/pvt BA in spacious 3/2
house. CHA, W/D. Large lot, privacy fence.
$450 + share elec/gas. GATOR rec room.
Great for grad or prof. No smoking inside. No
pets. By NW 13/39 Ave 328-6252 2-8-5-4
Female. Share new home w/my 18yr. old
daughter & myself. I work nights. NS. Your
own lockable nicely furn rm. All utils incl,
$365 first/last. Archer Rd & 75th St area.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Call 335-9712
Female roommate wanted with 2 girls in 3/3.
Have own room and full bath, share living
room & kitchen. $500/mo.-Security gate &
alarm. Call262-6407 2-15-10-4
BR/BA available in a 2BR/2BA for one respon-
sible & mature female roommate. $400/MO
until Available ASAP. Located at Brandywine
on Archer Road. Email email@example.com or
Roommate wanted for 4/2.5 home in NW.
1.5 mile from UF. $450/mo Includes utilities,
cable TV, internet & W/D. N/S & no pets.
Call 284-0771 2-12-5-4
Mature professional to share 3BR/2BA. Pool
home. Near UF- safe neighborhood across
from Plaza Royale movie theater. No alcohol
or drugs. $325/MO-+1/3 utils. Furnished or
unfurnished. Call 371-3837 2-12-5-4
House to share beautiful 4 BR, 2 BA 10 min
from UF. Den,DR,Kit,W/D. Lg pvt backyard
off NW 34th St. $500/mo (util/wireless incl).
Share w/ PhD student. Robby 386.852.9247
firstname.lastname@example.org or 386.316.0566. 3-6-20-4
MALE GRAD STUDENT PREFERRED
for 1BR w/pvt BA in 4BR/4BA condo. W/D,
full kitchen, walk-in closet, 2nd floor w/
balcony. Close to UF on 2 bus rts, nice pool
Avail Jan-July 31. $335. John 786-436-1657
Female roommate wanted. Close to UF,
furnished, 3BR/3BA, W/D in unit and util
included in rent. $489/mo, month to month
available. No Pets! Call Jen at 904-472-8149
or email@example.com 2-21-10-4
Female student preferably graduate to share
2BR/1BA apt. $275/mo + 1/2 utils. Call 256-
a l Real Estate
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 starting
at $99,900 (as-is at $86,900). Steps from
Shands, VA; Dental School, New Cancer
Center & more! Visit mmparish.com/serv_
construction15.cfm or Call 352.372.5375.
A peaceful, sophisticated lifestyle. 1, 2 & 3
BR luxury townhomes in pool community
with many amenities. Priced from $159,700.
Great upgrades and bonuses available. Call
352.377.4977 or visit MagnoliaPlaceTowndo
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Completely renovated 1, 2 & 3 BR condo!
literally across 34th Street from campus. Visi
www.cazabella.com or Call 352.373.3583
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus!
Oxford Terrace II -Walk to UF from a brand
new condo! www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
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 2-12-30-5
Would You Like to Live Near UF?
Stop Renting, BUY NOW!
Free List of Available Condos
Campus Realty 336-3900 3-8-40-5
Woud You Like to Live Near UF?
Stop Renting, BUY NOW!
Free List of Available Homes
Campus Realty 336-3900 3-8-40-5
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
Compl renovated, sep liv/fam rm
Reduced to sell at $219,000
1617 NW 10th Terr. 352-538-7879
*/ Real Estate ONSGATr_
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
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
Ul Real Estate ) Real Estate
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
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
2/2 off Archer between campus & 34th St.
Just $129,900! Fully furnished with washer/
dryer & all appliances. Eric Leightman Action
Realty 352-219-2879 4-25-60-5
BUY CONDOMINIUMS/TOWNHOMES at
affordable rate & FREE AIR TICKET TO
EUROPE & HAWAII. Call Nalini Pandey at
352-514-3398. ReMax Prof. Free consulta-
tion appt. 2-27-20-5
READY TO SELL YOUR CONDO/HOUSE?
Advertise in MLS & magazines. Huge dis-
count & free air ticket to Europe/Hawaii. Offer
expires March 31st, 2007. Free consultation
appt. Nalini Pandey 514-3398. ReMax Prof.
2 4/4 condos close to UF.
Oxford Terrace & Countryside.
Great investments. Great locations.
Great living. Owner financing available.
C 0 N 1) 0 M I N I U M S
New 2BR/2BA condos. Prices starting
in the $260,000's. Guaranteed Parking.
Completion Spring 2008. Reserve
Yours Today! Call 352.372.5375. Great
Financing Opportunities Available. Visit
www.mmparrish.com for information on other
available properties! 2-28-20-5
New, new, new...CONDOS! -
Buy NOW! Free list of new condos.
Campus Realty 336-3900 3-8-20-5
2BR/2BA Move-in condition
Minutes to UF on bus route. Call for details.
Condo for sale (or rent)
1/1 Creekside Villas, NW 29th Rd. Well
maintained. Upstairs, creekview. $89,900.
Newly renovated 2BR/1.5BA end unit condo
desirable Casablanca East. Newer AC,
W/D, scr porch, Tile dnstairs kitchen, hall &
1/2 BA. Comm pool & bus rt on site. Quiet
conv to Shands/UF. $144,900. 352-246-5958
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
Zaxby's is now accepting
applications for hourly and salaried
positions at both Gainesville locations.
To apply, fax or email resumes to 706.559.6931
Open interviews will be held at each location
on Monday and Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Great Benefits Top Pay
3710 SW. Arher R
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2007 ALLIGATOR, 17
"BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW*
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct.from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846. 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!
OBeds *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 fumiture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
Color TV 19W $40 La-Z-Boy recliner $40 *
full size bed $50 large dresser, solid wood
$75 0 queen size bed $60 SAIWA stereo w/
cd $60 0 old magazines -Aero Digest 1945-
1953 over 50 $95 0 335-5326 2-16-21-6
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 4-25-72-7
.F A+ C[omputer Qeei
-Computer Help! Now!
Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
352.219.2980 knI A
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
Computer Problems? Certified Computer
Techs and Microsoft Certified System
Engineers ready to help you ON SITE,
$60.00 p/h, The Computer Rescue 352-246-
* 1 Bicycles
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)
3 For Sale
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-72-10
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Syndicated Content *
Available from Commercial News Providers"
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Books by Bob Brackin
Visit my website
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENTAUCTIONS
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding
go to: http://fa.ufl.edu/am/surplus/onlinel
Engagement ring for sale- Ict. 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
Macs, Furniture, Guitar, More
Too much info to list here, so visit our page at
www.adbiz.com/4sale/ to see pix and prices!
Antique 17th century
VIOLIN FOR SALE!
French-made; comes w/bow, rosin & case.
$1500 or by offer. Call Kim for details or to try
it out 352-346-4181 2-12-5-1TO
** 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
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
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 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
00000000 CASH PAID 0000000*
For MOTORCYCLES OR SCOOTERS
Newer or Older Running or Not
Fast& Convenient Free Pick Up
Call today 352-441-0442
'05 Yamaha Zuma Scooter
Excellent Condition. Practically Brand New.
Asking $1700 OBO. 904-509-3060 2-15-
2005 Vespa Granturimso 200L Scooter
Vintage green, mint! 200cc, 1k miles, disc
brakes, windshield, trunk, matching helmet,
floormat. $4200 352-846-1374-wk,
like new, red and silver, 49cc, 115 miles.
Excellent condition. Used 2 weeks. With
helmet $995. 352-495-7810 2-9-6-11
New 50cc moped selling at $895.
New 150cc moped selling at $1195.
Mini chopper $495.
6501 SWArcher Rd. Phone 384-1635
l Motorcycles, Mopeds l
2004 VENTO R4i PHANTOM SCOOTER
150 cc, 4-stroke. Exc cond, up to 65 mph.
2,300 mi. Must sell ASAP! $1500/080. Call
Bill @ 760-917-0056 2-15-10-11
2003 RED KYMCO ZX 50
Asking $1100. Please call 352-246-9740
Scooter Maintenance Packages!
Buy all of your scooter maintenance in a
2 or 4 year package & save $! Check out
NS4L.com or call 336-1271 for more info!
Buy A New Scooter 0 Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 4-25-54-11
MZ SCORPION '02
Excellent running condition, good
physical condition. Email for pictures at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Fred @
386-454-5751. Price $2700. 2-9-5-11
2003 X-PEED SCOOTER
Runs well, good condition w/2 locks. Asking
$700 OBO Email email@example.com 2-8-
FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY. CAR*
*Running or not!l
NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-25-72-12
CARS -CARS BuyOSellOTrade
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 377-116
CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas 0 Chevys e Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr. --
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
93 VOLVO 850
201k, runs great! A/C, CD changer, regular
service, new front brakes, rear calipers, ex-
cellent tires, records incl. $1900. Call Hilda
95 RED MITSUBISHI MIRAGE COUPE LS
86k miles, runs great! New brakes, battery
(2 yr warranty),excellent tires, clean records.
$1800 OBO. Call 352-870-5972 2-8-5-12
1994 TOYOTA COROLLA STN WAGON
Must sell!!! Automatic, A/C, CD/MP3 player,
under 100k miles. Call Will @ 504-338-9647.
'96 TOYOTA COROLLA DX
4 D, manual, 98k miles, A/C, ext. green/int.
tan, great condition, runs well, $3200. Call
2001 Plymouth Neon
4 door, A/C, automatic. Great condition, runs
great, excellent tires. $3900/OBO. Call 352-
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.
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 8-15-
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, dia-
monds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get iy offer
before you sell! Call Jim 376-80 oor 222-
Buying jewelry, gold, diamonds etc.
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS! Top dollar paid. 727-560-6081
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC. 4-25-68-13
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
4-25-71-12 On going volunteer needed: Blind lady needs
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!
000 FREE FREE FREE* FREEO*
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-25-72-12
Used Cars Sale & trade
See our inventory
trans 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 2-16-72-13
ASSISTANCE FOR BLIND LADY living in
the Tower Rd area. Need volunteer compan-
ions for EVENING WALKS and SATURDAY
MORNING TRIPS TO ANGEL GARDENS.
Prefer females. Please call 352-219-6948
S Help Wanted
This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsnjth.com
for details. 4-25-72-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/. reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $7.00/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-25-72-14
CNA CLASS: $250! learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it but:
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18, ALLIGATOR E THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8,2007
*J Help Wanted
Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash. on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-72-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
$12 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.67 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
$8.35-$9.40/hr MANAGERS in training
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com/jobs
Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-25-72-14
Gator Domino's is growing again. We are
looking 'for career oriented team mem-
bers. Now hiring Assistant Managers and
future GMs. $8.35-$9.40/hr for Managers
in training. GMs $40k+. Sepd resumes
to Freddie@gatordominos.com or call
Ann at 352-318-9650. Learn more at
GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
ronillat-Apply in person. 7404 NW4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political,
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus.
371-5888 ext. 111 or 4112 NW22nd Dr. 4-
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St
000 SOCCER COACHESOOO
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 379-5979
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
*Get Paid & Have Fun OFlexible Hours &
Competitive $ OSales Experience Required
OeBay Experience a plus OResume To
University of Florida
Survey Research Center
408 W University Ave. suite 106
Apply Mon-Fri 9am-9pm
e?, 392-2908 ext. 105
$7.50/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
$8.00 SpanishlEnglish bilingual speakers
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
ll1 Help Wanted
Sales/Leasing Specialist Part-time and Full-
time professional sales positions in local
management co. Fax resume, cover letter
& avail schedule to 352-376-6269 or email
Sun Country Sports is hiring gymnastics,
tumbling, office, bookkeeping, rockwall, sum-
mer camp and more. Applications avail @
www.suncountrysports.com. Bring applica-
tion to either location. 2-16-27-14"
Attn Smokers! Earn at least $7/hr Smokers
needed to participate in a study on decision-
making & smoking. If interested, come to
Rm 81 in the UF Psychology Bldg, call 392-
0601 x297, visit www.psych.ufl.edu/-locey/
smokers.mht for more info. 4-25-70-14
Potential earnings $14-$20/hr! Make your
own schedule. Fun environment, great op-
portunity. For info contact Jason 379-3663.
Tired of sitting around with out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St. 4th floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105 or call 392-7754 for more info
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Cllick on Surveys. 4-
Earn cash to pay off those holiday bills.
FREE gift cards! 2-14-20-14
SUBWAY OAKS MALL
Happy, energetic, fast, reliable, honest
people. No hot greasy fries. No grease traps.
Call 305-773-3592 2-14-20-14
400+ Counselor/Instructor Jobs!
3 Coed Summer Camps in PA.
Travel Paid. Top Salary.
Cool Nights & Warm Days!
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.
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.
PROJECT MANAGER TRAINEE
for blind manufacturer & installation co.
Construction exp helpful 352-339-4600 2-
Come have Summer Fun!
Florida Elks Youth Camp
24175 SW 450
7 weeks $2100
June 4 -July 21, 2007
www.flelks.org or 1-800-523-1673 ext 251
Attention Degree Holders:
Free Airfare! Free Housing! Teach in Korea
apply @ www.footprintsrecruiting.com 2-
Earn $2500 + monthly and more to type
simple ads online. www.DataAdEntry.com
Brand Protection Agency
Internet researchers needed for our
Growing Gainesville office. FT 9am-6pm
(M-F) Exp. in MS Office, and Internet.
Full/ Part time
) l Help Wanted I
Work smart/retire young, capitalize on the
digital shift. Make corporate income w/1st
ever, exploding co. Motivated individuals call
CATERING, FT & PT COOKS, SANDWICH
MAKERS, DRIVERS & CATERERS.
Positive, fun, work environment with flex-
ible hours. Apply in person at Celebrations
Catering, 904 N. Main St. 2-13-10-14
GREAT SUMMER JOB &
THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME!
Trail's End Camp in PA is looking for male
and female Specialist Counselors baseball,
lacrosse, gymnastics, golf, cheerleading,
tennis, outdoor adventure, mountain biking,
dance, waterfront, bookkeeper and web.
Male Bunk Counselors available; June 17th
-August 12th ONLINE APPLICATION! www
FT/PT. Flexible schedules for students and
Get paid while you learn. Flexible hours.
SHIPPING TECH FT/PT.
Relationship builders. Salary plus commis-
Please send resume to email@example.com
Energetic, serious,hard working individuals
to assist customers with high quality sport-
ing goods merchandise. We're looking for
the best. Full and part time opportunities. No
phone calls. Min. 2 year commitment. Lloyd
Clarke Sports 1504 NW 13th St. 2-16-7-14
BIG LOU'S PIZZERIA
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Two linebackers no
longer with team
SIGNING, from page 1
sive as we move forward."
It's hard to do much better than UF, which excelled
on the recruiting scene for a second consecutive year.
Last season, some recruiting experts nudged
Southern Cal ahead of the Gators for the No. 1 spot.
ESPN.com did the same yesterday, but the difference
in talent between No. 1 and No. 2 is usually miniscule-
Still, don't believe for a second that the rankings
don't matter to Meyer.
"I punch on Scout.com and everything, wanting to
see where everybody's going," Meyer said. "I think it's
great for college football but harder for the kid because
everything is publicized now. Someone was telling me
the amount of people that hit those sites in the South,
and it's unbelievable."
So how did the Gators land so many commits?
Besides obvious intangibles like the
Recent national championship and UF's
academics, Meyer's sales pitch was play-
ing time. The Gators graduated 21 seniors
Football and also lost early departures Jarvis Moss,
Reggie Nelson, Ryan Smith and Brandon
Siler to the NFL Draft.
"Every freshman, in my opinion, will play next
year," Meyer said. "Obviously that won't happen, but
we're taking that approach. Forget saving guys. That's
over. Everybody's going to play go! We'll let you
play and we'll worry about your fourth year down the
Next season, UF should field one of the youngest
teams in the country.
"Two years from now (our classes) will be smoothed
out," Meyer said. "But if I introduce to you next year's
senior class right now, you'll put your hand over your
mouhAs of right now we are in a mess with depth."
UF's class is one loaded with defensive talent. With
every major contributor but Derrick I-larvoy gone from
last year's defensive line, the Gators are glad to have
anyone they can get. Tackles John Brown and Torrey
Davis, ends Justin Trattou and Carlos Dunlap, safety
Major Wright and linebacker Lorenzo Edwards should
all see plenty of playing time next season.
Wednesday, UF held its first day of mat drills,
Meyer's gut-wrenching spring conditioning program.
Two defensive players were noticeably absent.
"(Linebackers) Darryl Gresham and Jon Demps are
not with the team at this point," Meyer said.
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UF MEN'S BASKETBALL
Brewer tops 1,000 in road win
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
ATHENS, Ga. Before its game
against UF, Georgia had never
defeated a top-ranked team in 10
The streak is still intact.
The No. 1 UF men's basket-
ball team (22-2, 9-0 Southeastern
Conference) won its 15th consecu-
tive game Wednesday night, down-
ing the Bulldogs 71-61.
Georgia tried everything, but
not even a clip from the 1986 film
"Hoosiers" or the band's rendition
of the "Rocky" theme song "Gonna
Fly Now" could uplift the Bulldogs
"It's always important for us to
come out focused and with a lot
Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
UFjunior forward Corey Brewer gets fouled by Georgia guard Billy Hum-
phrey with 1:16 remaining in the Gators' 71-61 win against Georgia.
of energy on the road," forward
Al Horford said. "It was key for us
to come out and execute our game
Forward Corey Brewer became
the first of UF's five starters to reach
1,000 career points.
Brewer headed into the game
needing 15 points to reach the feat.
He nearly achieved it in the first
half when he tallied 12 points.
He hit the mark with an exclama-
tion point when he dunked the ball
with 10:49 left in the second half.
Brewer finished with 18 points,
four assists and two steals, and
while the junior was proud of his
accomplishment, he treats it as more
of a mile marker on the road to bet-
"It's always great to get 1,000
points in your career, especially
when you play for the University
of Florida," Brewer said. "Now that
it's out of the way, it's time to win
another national championship."
"Corey was big time. He's
Mr. Versatile. I'm happy he's
on my team."
Brewer's teammates were proud
of his effort in Wednesday's game.
"Corey was big time," Joakim
Noah said. "He's Mr. Versatile. I'm
happy he's on my team."
Brewer may have dominated the
game, but Georgia had a chance in
the first half.
The Bulldogs (13-9, 5-5 SEC)
hung around as the game yo-yoed
with neither team leading by more
The Bulldogs' energy helped
them earn a 5-point lead, but just
like every other team the Gators
have played, Georgia's hyped-up
mentality fizzled out, and UF ran
away with the game.
Some of the players said they are
becoming accustomed to the level of
intensity opponents are bringing to
the court to start the game, but UF
coach Billy Donovan said he's not
SEE BASKETBALL, PAGE 22
Savor '04s before
circus leaves town
oakim Noah calls it a circus.
Everything from opposing student sections filling
Jup two hours before tipoff to the raucous crowds that
call him ugly and poke fun at his mother and sister.
"It's a circus when the Gators come to play," he said
following UF's 71-61 win at Georgia on Wednesday
night at Stegeman Coliseum.
And Noah's right. The Gators are the greatest show
on earth, at least as far as college basketball is con-
But is anybody appreciating this?
Yes, the Gators trounced another Southeastern
Conference opponent on the
road Wednesday night.
So, what's the big deal, right?
It's just another Southeastern
.i.. Conference double-digit thrash-
ing by the Gators in the books.
Antonio Who cares, right?
Gonzalez The big deal is that these
Going Going Gonzo performances which consist
firstname.lastname@example.org of UF highlight after highlight
have become the norm.
Boring to some, maybe, be-
cause it's supposed to happen.
But I bet Gators fans who remember those dull UF
teams who struggled through SEC play and limped into
the NCAA Tournament, only to exit early, are savoring
But are most?
Gators fans need to enjoy this, relish every moment,
because come April 4 if UF even survives that long
- it's all over.
Joakim Noah and Al Horford are projected lottery
picks in this year's NBA Draft, Corey Brewer a top-20
selection, Taurean Green a rising second-round pick and
Lee Humphrey (who might be the most lethal 3-point
shooter in the nation) is graduating.
Even the '04s will admit it.
"We know more than likely we're not going to be
here next year," Brewer said Wednesday night.
The Gators know it, but do the fans? Or do they just
Never has a UF team been so entertaining.
Take last night for instance. Noah dunks on Georgia's
Dave Bliss, the latest in a long line of victims.
Then he looks at his teammates on the bench, laughs
SEE GONZO, PAGE 22
Brooks nurses knee as Gators gear up for Baton Rouge
* UF UPSET LSU IN OVERTIME AT
THE O'DOME LAST SEASON.
By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
LSU remembers Sha Brooks.
The then-No. 2 Tigers sauntered into the
O'Connell Center last season confident; it
was just before the Southeastern Conference
They exited with a stiff image of how
brutal the SEC can be.
In the biggest women's basketball game
the O'Connell Center has ever hosted, the
Gators upset the Tigers 79-78 in overtime.
Brooks a freshman at the time -
torched LSU for a team-high 25 points and
nearly went toe-to-toe with former National
Player of the Year Seimone Augustus.
But that was last season.
This year, it'll be different when UF visits
Baton Rouge tonight for a matchup with No.
Now, Brooks is struggling.
She's gone a measley 5 for 38 in her past
three games and has been hampered with a
lateral meniscal tear in her left knee since
Jan. 4 at Georgia.
While Brooks was unavailable for com-
ment and was receiving treatment for her.
knee, UF coach Carolyn Peck did explain
"I'm no doctor, but as long as she is able
to play with the meniscus, it's just a matter
of her pain tolerance," Peck said. "That we
just have to base on with her and what our
"What we've got to do a much better job
with is recognizing when she's pressing, as
far as trying to make it happen, opposed
to letting it come to her. We still want Sha
Brooks shooting the ball, it's just a matter of
It gets worse, too.
The Gators (6-18, 0-9 SEC) are tied for
-dead last in the SEC with Alabama and are
two losses away from tying the longest los-
ing streak in program history.
UF lost 13 straight during the 2002-03
season, the first campaign
in the Peck era.
That season, UF won
only one SEC game.
This year, the Gators
might be lucky to reach
that mark. Just don't tell
that to LSU.
Peck "It was a huge night for
us, it was our senior night
and we were pumped," senior Kim Dye said
of last season. "Obviously, they're going to
be out for revenge. It's on their home court,
they'll be ready for us."
While the Tigers should not have trouble
with a diminutive Gators lineup, they can't
completely overlook UF.
Peck's squad though its been futile
in the end result has come back to make
Against Kentucky on Sunday, UF re-
duced a 19-point halftime deficit to 5 with
just more than 1 minute left.
"They have that mindset (that they can
coast)," Dye said. "But we get to the point
where it's either lose by 40 or pick it up and
get your butt in gear."
If the Gators aren't to lose by 40, they'll
have to handle 6-foot-6 Sylvia Fowles --r one
of the best centers in the nation. Peck said
that her frontcourt will have to use its grit
and might to box out, but it won't be alone
in defending Fowles.
"We're going to have help come from the
backside," center Briana Phillips said, "and
if they try to lob it to her, we'll try to muscle
her around, pushing her off the block.
Moving her will frustrate her, and we're not
trying to stop them but more so trying to
make them stop themselves."
22, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8,2007
Donovan warns against Gators' complacency
BASKETBALL, from page 21 .'0 ~ I
about to let his team become too sure of itself.
"It's dangerous because if they sit there
and they think they've got it figured out, I
think you've got to keep that level of focus,"
Donovan said. "Our guys are keeping their
composure on the road, and they're just play-
ing ball, and they're playing together and I
think they understand what they need to do."
In-the second half, the Gators broke out with
a 9-2 run, and the Bulldogs lost all of their bite.
"Coach always says, 'Emotion comes and
goes and that passion is forever,'" Noah said. "I
like to think that we're a passionate team."
It also helped that Georgia
left the lane wide open for
nearly all of UF's players to
drive through and for the
Men's Gators big men to sink some
At one point, Horford
grabbed an offensive rebound and looked to
his left, then right before realizing there was no
He shook off the surprise in time to dunk the
Lee Humphrey continued to scorch the nets
from 3-point range.
The guard scored 11 points and shot 100 per-
cent from behind the arc on 3-of-3 shooting.
"He's a great shooter," Donovan said. "I
don't even mind if he takes a few bad shots
sometimes because of his shooting percent-
After the game, Noah said the Gators played
up the police role they've placed upon them-
selves when they head into rival territory.
"Somebody in New York told me, 'When
you shine, you've got haters,'" Noah said. "Our
mentality is we're going to mess up the party
and just go home like it's normal."
Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
UF forward Joakim Noah goes up for a shot against Georgia's
Steve Newman during the Gators' 71-61 win against Georgia.
GONZO, from page 21
and says, "All day, baby" (among a few other
But that wasn't enough.
Noah sat in the tunnel after the game and joked
with reporters about the facial.
"You like that, huh?" he said to one reporter. "I
know you did."
The bottom line is that this is whatUF is about
- dominating an opponent on its own floor, then
taking pleasure in it with teammates, fans and
even reporters later.
"Living in the moment," Horford said. "That's
what it's called."
The players get it: Their time at UF is coming
to a close.
They are taking it in stride but knowing it
won't last forever.
They say they don't talk -about the NBA, but
you know it's where they will be next season.
So maybe UF fans still have a hangover from
the BCS National Championship Game.
And it's reasonable, only twice in 100 years
does a football national title occur.
But this is the first time and maybe the last
- that a team this entertaining will take the floor
for the Gators.
Every night UF brings the circus to town.
It puts up the tents here and in Gainesville
and everywhere else and put on a show that's
only duplicated the next time it performs.
The circus is only showing for two more months
with a few more in-and-out stops in the SEC.
And it might have performances in New
Orleans, San Antonio and Atlanta in March and
But it's not going to be showing in Gainesville
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Playmaking wide receiver expected to be "an instant player like Harvin"
THOMPSON, from page 24
the 2007 class.
"Quick Six" as he is called by fans and
teammates because of his jersey number
- has ties to Gainesville.
Glades Central coach Willie Snead played
receiver for the Gators, and Glades Central
track coach Willie McDonald is the grand-
father of former UF defensive lineman Ray
"(Deonte) is a part of the fraternity now,"
Snead said. "Coach Meyer is going to do a
great job with him, and I'm really happy with
the decision he made."
Thompson will follow several others from
Belle Glade who went on to star at UF: Ray
SMcDonald Sr., Louis Oliver,
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Football "Its wonderful," McDonald
said. 'I call it the legacy, and
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going. It really makes my heart pump twice as
fast because I love the Gators and this makes
me love them even more."
Thompson who signed in front of a
crowd of about 500 in the school's auditorium
- could become a big playmaker for the 2007
"He can be an instant player like Ha9in,"
McDonald said. "Can you imagine having
Deonte and Harvin on the field at the same
Three-star Grant yet to academically qualify
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Moses Jenkins (three stars) inked with
UF on Wednesday.
Filling the shoes of Ryan Smith,
Reggie Lewis, Tremaine McCollum
and Jermaine McCollum will prove
tough for UF's remaining comers,
especially with a developing situa-
tion involving an expected comer-
back signee. Ponte Vedra Beach
Nease High cornerback Justin Grant
provided a downer to an otherwise
successful National Signing Day for
Every player who announced
he would come to Gainesville put
his promises in writing Wednesday
except for Grant. Nease coach Craig
Howard said the three-star prospect
has yet to academically qualify and
must earn sufficient grades in core
classes as well as up his test score.
"There's light at the end of the
tunnel," Howard said. "(UF defen-
sive backs coach) Chuck Heater and
Coach Meyer said a scholarship is still
available for him."
If Grant cannot meet UF's stan-
dards, he will gray shirt and enroll in
January 2008 or go to a prep school,
Howard said. When word came out
that Grant wasn't signing Wednesday,
about 35 schools called Howard to in-
quire about him.
But Howard said Grant still wants
to join former Nease teammates Tim
Tebow, James Wilson and Bo Howard
Relieving news for UF came out of
Orlando Jones High, as defensive end
Jay Howard made his choice clear
Wednesday morning, opting for UF
instead of Florida State or Auburn.
Howard had verbally committed
to UF in April but took an official visit
to Auburn in January, putting his sta-
tus in jeopardy.
As expected, wide receivers
Terrance Toliver and Ahmad Paige,
both onUF's radar a week ago, didn't
sign with the Gators. Toliver, Scout's
No. 1 wideout. inked with LSU and
Paige decided on Tennessee.
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the Connecticut Gatorade Player of the Year, and his plaque
commemorating this honor will soon join his brother's in
the hallway outside Bristol Central's gymnasium.
In his final prep game, a 14-14 tie against archrival-
Bristol Eastern, Hernandez was inserted at running back,
due to horrid weather conditions.
"We couldn't pass," Hernandez said. "We could barely
Seven snap the ball and we were down. Itold Coach, 'Let me
try to play running back.'"
SHemandez played his final years of high school with a
heavy heart, as his father, who came to Bristol from Puerto
Rico, passed away when Aaron was 16.
"When he passed away, it just gave me more of a drive
to go to college and try to get to the next level," Hernandez
said. "It pushed me that much more and put my mindset
on one thing only, and that's to go to the top."
"I don't feel like redshirting. I want to go in
UF tight end commit
For his efforts in high school, Hemandez was named
a U.S. Army All-American and played in the game in San
Antonio along with fellow Gators signees John Brantley,
Chris Rainey, Torrey Davis, Lorenzo Edwards, James.*
Wilson, Deonte Thompson and Justin Trattou.
Two days after the game, Hemandez found himself in a
UF classroom as one of nine freshmen who enrolled early.
"I don't feel like redshirting," Hemandez said. "I want
to go in and play. I thought if I went early it would give me
more opportunity to play."
He also found a popular roommate, as he is now living
with Tim Tebow, who hosted him on his recruiting trip.
"He's the quarterback, and I catch the ball," Hemandez
said. "He works hard, and I like to work, too."
So far, that hard work has paid off.
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Team Recruiting Rankings
3. Southern Cal
2. Southern Cal-
1. Southern Cal
4. South Carolina
Jennifer LaBrie/ Alligator Staff
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2007
Thompson completes top-rated class
By MIKE MCCALL
BELLE GLADE In a town surrounded
by sugar fields, Deonte Thompson assured
that the sweet crop would be the only 'Cane
in Belle Glade.
The top wide receiver in the state chose
UF over Miami, Florida State and Southern
Cal, and had a message for friend and FSU .
commit Jatavious Jackson during his an-
nouncement, which featured nine other sign-
ees from Belle Glade Glades Central High.
"It was a really tough decision
between USC and Florida, but I
really liked the family atmosphere
UF wide receiver commit
"I want to let Jatavious know that I'll be
playing him, I'm going to the University of
Florida," Thompson said at about 3:50 p.m.
Thompson said he didn't make up his
mind until 30 minutes prior to announcing
"It was a really tough decision between
USC and Florida, but I really liked the family
atmosphere (at UF)," Thompson said.
UF coach Urban Meyer was nervous
leading up to Thompson's decision, but his
fearswere quieted a few minutes later when
he heard from the receiver.
"You got your 'X' receiver, coach,"
Thompson told Meyer in a phone call just
moments after going public.
The 5-11, 186-pound wideoutwillbe a key
addition to the Gators' 2007 class bringing
4.28 second 40-yard-dash speed to an offense
that already features Percy Harvin, Jarred
Fayson, Andre Caldwell and newcomers like
Lakeland High's Chris Rainey.
"That was a must have, and we got him
out of South Florida, which is a tough place
to get guys," Meyer said. "We could have
gone a couple of other directions several
times, and he said he was going to announce
on signing day at 3 o'clock. That's a prob-
But Mever bit the bullet, waited and got
the answer he wanted.
"They're looking for me to come in and
play right away," said Thompson, a five-star
prospect and Scout.com's No. 3 receiver in
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Record-setting tight end signs with Gators
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HERNANDEZ THE TOP TE.
By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer
BRISTOL, Conn. This
wasn't Aaron Hemandez's origi-
His football future was sup-
posed to lead him to the other
side of the state, where he would
catch passes from his older
brother D.J. and try to take over
the Big East at Connecticut. If it
weren't for one of his coaches
at Bristol Central High, that's
probably how it would have
"My mind was set on UConn,
but my coach is a Gator fan,"
said Hernandez, Scout.com's
top-ranked tight end. "He said,
Just call them, see what hap-
Hemandez made the call and
was invited by UF tackles/tight
ends coach Steve Addazio to last
spring's Orange and Blue game.
The tight end was impressed
by what he saw, committing to
the Gators on
player to us,
Hernandez we're hop-
coach Urban Meyer said. "So far,
we haven't been disappointed."
Signing the nation's top
tight end doesn't sound all that
great because UF rarely uses a
traditional tight end, but con-
sider Hemandez's numbers. He
caught 67 passes for 1,807 yards
and 24 touchdowns -in one sea-
son. The yards and touchdowns
were state records, and he also
set a national high school record
for receiving yards per game by
a tight end with 180.7. He was
named first-team All-State and
SEE HERNANDEZ, PAGE 23
By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
Some fresh faces will be sitting in
Turlington Plaza next to Chick-fil-A
In all, the Gators finished with 27
signees for the 2007 class Wednesday
on National Signing Day.
Included in that were seven
Lakeland High players, led by athlete
Chris Rainey, ranked as a top-five
running back by Scout. om and
Rivals.com. But Rainey could play
wide receiver this season.
"I think Chris Rainey's going to do
a lot of stuff for us," UF coach Urban
Meyer said. "He will play next year.
... He gives us a little bit of that Percy
Harvin dynamic to an offense."
At quarterback, Meyer and Co.
received some much-needed depth
behind Tim Tebow
in John Brantley,
Cameron Newton and
Football "We knew official-
ly after Chris (Leak)
threw his last pass that we were down
to one scholarship quarterback, and
that quarterback likes to run, and he's
going to take shots," Meyer said. "We
had a problem. I never started spring
practice with one quarterback."
Meyer plans to redshirt one, may-
be two of the incoming signal callers.
Brantley, who reminds Meyer of
former Utah quarterback and No. 1
NFL Draft pick Alex Smith, decom-
mitted from Texas in December.
Newton and Waggener have a leg
up on Brantley because they enrolled
early and will participate in spring
The Gators' biggest need position
may have been cornerback, and the
two players who signed Wednesday
weren't enough for Meyer.
"The area which we suffered a
bit was corer," Meyer said. "I'm
not sure we answered the complete
needs at comer."
Lakeland's Ahmad Black (four
stars) and Fort Lauderdale native
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Duke (16) 73
Sout Carolina 89
Kentucky (20) 95
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Sfor the Southeastern Conference Champi-
onships. Preliminaries started Wednesday.
Also, Santa Fe Community College picked
up victories in baseball and basketball.
Today's question: Which position did UF least
address in its recruiting class?
Wednesday's question: Which position boasts
the best recruits for UF? (see right for results)
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