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VOLUME 101 ISSUE 1
THURSDAY AIlIIJST 93 9fll7
UF slips in rank
By KIMBERLY FULSCHER
With three national titles in football and
basketball in the past two years, UF can hold
its own in athletics, but that isn't the case for
According to rankings recently published
by the U.S. News and World Report and the
National Association of Collegiate Directors,
several schools can crack both Top 10 lists in
academics and athletics, and UF isn't one of
UF's struggle to break into U.S. News'
elusive Top 10 public universities list was not
only unsuccessful but also regressive, with UF
slipping four spots to No. 17.
In an interview Tuesday, UF President
Bernie Machen said there's no plan to try and
boost the rankings for next year.
"The reality is, our change in the academic
rankings is insignificant," Machen said. "Last
year we were tied at No. 13 with four schools.
All that's happened is those four schools
This is a new game plan from the one
Machen has been talking up during his nearly
four-year presidency about getting UF into the
He said UF's goal is not to be in the Top 10
but to "be the best public university we can
SEE RANKINGS, PAGE 8
UF to increase faculty
By KIMBERLY FULSCHER
UF President Bernie Machen said in
an interview Monday that UF would
be hiring more faculty, despite a previ-
ously announced hiring freeze.
Though Machen declined to com-
ment further, he said he would expand
on the issue during his meeting with
the Faculty Senate today.
UF administrators are trying to get
around the freeze for courses in high
demand, said Machen.
"We're going to try to find resources
to put more faculty in what I call the
pinch courses," Machen said.
UF Provost Janie
Fouke said the plan
$5 million of state
money on about
five new faculty
Fouke ing the squeeze to
try and cut back on
other things in order to add faculty,"
SEE NEW FACULTY, PAGE 8
SFCC CAMPUS SAFETY
SFCC trains for shooter
Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff
SFCC police demonstrate response tactics for handling an active shooter at Building P on
the SFCC campus Tuesday.
By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Contributing Writer
Firefighters lifted people on stretchers
as SFCC students wondered what had
happened on campus.
But it was all for their safety.
SFCC held a tactical exercise Tuesday
and Wednesday that included an "active
school shooter" and mass casualties. An
active school shooter is someone who ag-
gressively shoots others instead of hold-
ing a hostage.
Several local agencies, including
Gainesville Police Department, University
Police Department and Alachua County
Fire Rescue, took part in the exercise.
Each exercise consisted of the officers
arresting the shooter and securing the
building so they could start to assist the
SFCC Police Department Sgt. David
Jenkins said that after each exercise, they
would discuss the positives and nega-
tives of .their roles in the exercise. The
situation was changed afterward each
time to make it more difficult.
SFCC Police Department Chief Daryl
Johnston said the P building of SFCC's
Northwest Campus was picked due to its
unique layout. The unique shape makes
it difficult to peer around covers or see a
significant distance away, he said.
When the SFCC Police Department ap-
proached other law enforcement agencies
in the area to ask for one or two people to
participate, the agencies thought it would
be a good time to come out and work to-
gether with SFCC, he said.
"We only asked for one person, and
this turned into an incredibly cooperative
exercise," Johnston said.
The UPD supplied the aggressor
role-players while the GPD supplied the
AFR also participated by assessing the
condition of the victims after the officers
secured the building.
"We only asked for one person,
and this turned into an incredibly
SFCC Police Department chief
SFCC Police Academy recruits acted
as the victims by substituting corn syrup
with red food coloring for blood. They
placed themselves all over the building
while dramatizing their injuries with
"Each one had a card on them indicat-
ing their heart rate, blood pressure and
vital signs, and the Fire Rescue had to
make a medical assessment on each body
in the building," Johnston said.
There were two groups of officers that
completed the exercise four times -each,
SEE SFCC, PAGE 8
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taking over at
quarterback, the UF
coaching staff ex-
pects to tweak the
offense just a little.
plans to make
of his own.
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Emerson Hall, 6 p.m.
The Florida Cicerones will
be having a reception for the
Class of 2011. All students are
Plaza of the Americas, 11 a.m.
to 3 p.m.
The Jewish Student Union and
UF Hillel will be introducing
students to Israeli culture.
Flavet Field, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Baptist Collegiate Ministries
will be hosting a night of
Ultimate Frisbee. No experi-
ence is necessary.
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purchase tickets to see the
Dave Matthews Band at the
O'Connell Center on Sept.
11, according to a UF press
release. The show will also
include a guest performance
by The Wailers.
Students can bid on floor
and level-one seats during
a Ticketmaster.com -auction.
Bidding will close Aug. 30 at 9
p.m., according to the release.
Premier seats will also
be open for purchase at the
University Box-Office for $65
plus service charges. The first
2,000 UF students with Gatorl
Cards will receive a $20 dis-
count on their tickets.
In 2004, the Dave Matthews
Band stirred up some contro-
versy when it came to UF
to perform and persuade
Gainesville residents to vote
against President Bush, ac-
cording to Alligator archives.
The band performed as a
part of the Vote for Change tour
organized by MoveOn.org, a
liberal political action commit-
tee that raised funds to support
Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., dur-
ing his presidential campaign.
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of the Alligator reported the
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2007 N ALLIGATOR, 3
UF ethanol plant to use sugarcane, debris as fuel
By KORI FREDERICK
Florida's sweet sugarcane
industry will feed UF's newest
venture into environmentally safe
UF received $20 million from
the Florida Legislature earlier this
summer to build the state's first
plant that creates ethanol from
It is now negotiating with two
companies for the location of the
plant's host site: Florida Crystals
in South Bay and the Buckeye
Corporation in Perry, located in
The site will be fully op-
erational in February 2009, said
Mary Duryea, associate dean
for research at UF's Food and
Agricultural Sciences. Cellulosic
ethanol, which UF plans to pro-
duce at its plant, is a better fit for
the state of Florida than the more
common ethanol made from corn,
said Lonnie Ingram, a UF microbi-
The ethanol can be made from
sugarcane residue, hurricane de-
bris and the inedible portions of
plants, such as stems and leaves,
The process, created by Ingram,
is different from current methods
of producing cellulosic ethanol
because it uses genetically altered
organisms, such as E. coli, to break
down plant matter.
"Sometimes corn gets a bum
rap," Ingram said. "That shouldn't
be the case. All ethanol is good eth-
anol. We are just doing something
that fits what we can produce in
terms of biomass."
The plant will conduct large-
scale research on cellulosic ethanol
production to test its practical ap-
plications, said Eric Wachsman,
director for the Florida Institute
for Sustainable Energy at UF.
Investors will visit the plant to
State see if they are willing
News to risk mass-produc-
ing the technology,
The plant is intended to reduce
the nation's dependence on corn-
Producing the 160 billion gal-
lons of ethanol needed per year
would require 472 billion ears of
corn and use 37 million acres.
If the entire state of Iowa, the
nation's leading producer of corn,
were converted into one giant
cornfield, it would still be more
than a thousand miles short of the
acreage needed to replace gas with
The United States produced
4.89 billion gallons of ethanol in
2006, according to ethanol.org,
which is run by the American
Coalition for Ethanol.
This is equivalent to about
3 percent of the country's total
gasoline consumption. The United
States uses 140 billion gallons of
gas per year.
UF has been going green with
ethanol use for several years. Last
year, the university opened its first
ethanol fuel station.
The pump cost UF $34,000, said
Jonathan Priest, the motor pool su-
perintendent. It uses E85 ethanol,
a blend of 85 percent pure ethanol
and 15 percent unleaded gasoline.
E85 is the most commonly used
form of ethanol.
Ethanol is currently produced
in three forms: E10, E85 and etha-
nol. The latter is 100 percent pure.
The university has two elec-
tric-powered cars, 12 hybrids, 50
ethanol vehicles and 36 biodiesel
vehicles, Priest said.
UF gets all its fuel from an in-
dependent company that supplies
gas to the Gainesville area, but it
often uses the biodiesel produced
UF used 7,815 gallons of etha-
nol on campus this year.
qjOW much corn does it take to
make a gallon of ethanol?
* The typical bushel of corn weighs 56 pounds and usually contains about 91 ears of
* The typical bushel of corn also can yield about 2.7 gallons of ethanol.
* One acre of lahd (there are 640 acres in one square mile) usually produces between
100 and 183 bushels of corn per season, according to the Iowa Corn Web site. This
means that one acre could produce 270 to 494 gallons of ethanol per season.
* The average ethanol plant might be able to produce 50 million gallons of ethanol
annually. This would require 18 million bushels of corn, or, to put it in even clearer
terms: 1.64 billion (yes, billion) ears of corn.
* It would take more than 100,000 acres to produce that much corn, or about 156
.square miles. 4,
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UF academic programs receive $6 million from UAA
By JENNIFER BINGAMAN
The University Athletic
Association has chipped in $6 mil-
lion, to help with several of UF's
academic programs that are threat-
ened by upcoming budget cuts, ac-
cording to a UF press release.
UF President Bernie Machen an-
nounced the $6 million donation at
the UF Joint Civic Club Luncheon
at the Hilton University Conference
Center on Aug. 15, according to the
"Our athletics programs have
had tremendous success during the
past couple of years," Machen said
in the release. "It takes a great aca-
demic university to'be a top athletic
According to a budget sheet,
UAA traditionally donates an aver-
age of $2 million to the university
The department has donated
a total of about $40 million since
Jeremy Foley, UF's athletics
director, said he and Machen had
been discussing the donation for
about a month.
The size of the gift was sub-
stantially due to the success Gator
athletics have had in the past two
years, he added.
Foley said UAA generates rev-
enue on every game that is not
nationally televised by placing it on
Genl. cont-library/Classroom Ren./Comp. Infra.
O'Connell Center & other parking garages
UF share of logo profits
Costs incurred on behalf of the university
Support of Registrar andfinancial aid positions
Council of economic outreach
Strategic plan support
Opportunity Scholarship Program
Pay Per View.
The money earned on those
games is given directly to the li-
This year, a $50,000 donation
was given to the libraries.
The $6 million donation is the
largest single contribution UAA
has ever made.
The release said about $4 mil-
lion will go toward the Florida
Opportunity Scholars Program.
The statewide program, which
originated at UF, pays tuition,
room and board for qualified first-
generation students attending a
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four-year university with a family
income under $40,000 per year.
In 2006, UAA donated about $1
million to the Florida Opportunity
While the state will continue
to fund all of the program's sec-
ond-year recipients and half of its
first-year students, the future of
the Florida Opportunity Scholars
Program remains hazy.
When asked if the rest of
the money would go toward
the College of-,Liberal Arts and
Sciences' $4 million accruing debt,
UP spokesman Steve Orlando said
University of Florida Athletic
Association Inc. Contributions to
Rachel Greenfield / Alligator Staff
the university has not yet decided
where the reinaining $2 million
Some other annual gift recipi-
ents include the O'Connell Center
and other parking garages, UF's
share of logo profits and support
of UF's registrar and financial aid
When the startup date for the
Tuition Differential Program was
pushed to fall 2008, UF lost out on
a 15 percent tuition increase that
would have generated about $3
million from incoming students.
In a Board of Trustees meeting in
June, Machen announced that UF
would have to make $20 millionto
$30 million in budget cuts to break
even without the money from the
The Tuition Differential
Program will allow UF, Florida
State University and the University
of South Florida to incrementally
raise tuition up to 40 percent over
the next four years.
Orlando supported Machen's
statements that compared UF's ath-
letic and academic strengths.
"It just goes to show that we're
not just a sports school," he said.
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Drop in rank not
devastating to UF
A s the fall semester begins and visions of football
dance in your head, you can give yourself a pat on
the back for getting into the No. 17 public univer-
sity in the country, according to the U.S. News and World
You may not realize this,-wide-eyed freshmen, but
that's four spots lower on the list than last year, when UF
was ranked No. 13. Why the sudden drop? Our fearless
leader, UF President Bernie Machen, says it's because the
four schools we tied with last year "spread out." But all
four of those schools finished ahead of us this year what
We've heard plenty of reasons: not enough money, too
few teachers, too drunk (we're ranked the No. 4 party
school by The Princeton Review), the dog ate our term
papers causing us all to get really bad grades, etc.
Look, we've heard it all before, and those excuses aren't
going to work anymore.
Machen says it's not about the rankings anymore, but
about making UF "the best public university [it] can be."
We've heard that one before, too. He started saying that af-
ter he was railed for insisting, almost to the point of absur-
dity, that UF was worthlesswithout a spot in the Top 10.
So Bernie's serenity and calm regarding this blow to
our ranking has really nudged our auras. Are we to believe
numbers are no longer such a big deal?
Or maybe it's just that the battle for the tuition differ-
ential fee has been won, so Bernie can sit back in his plush
leather (we're assuming) desk chair in Tigert Hall and
relax for a few months.
We sure hope he stops worrying about rankings for a
good, long time. They are nothing more than university
presidents subjectively compiling their opinions on "up to
15 indicators of academic quality" for 262 universities, 164
of them public. The indicators are things like SAT scores,
student-faculty ratio and the alumni giving rate.
Many of these indicators are arbitrary, especially the
three listed above. Why is the alumni giving rate such a
big deal? Wouldn't a better indicator be the percentage
of graduates;who apply to and are accepted to graduate
school? Or the percentage of students with grade point
averages above 3.0? We can't imagine why the predicted
graduation rate yes, predicted is so important.
That's why we encourage UF to lay off the rankings
race. On June 19, 80 liberal arts college presidents met to
discuss a possible boycott of the rankings report.
Lloyd Thacker, executive director of The Education
Conservancy, said "rankings have reduced students to
consumers, education to product, and gaining admission
into college a high-priced game that has to be played."
But UF doesn't need a ranking to know it's great and
neither do most of the schools at the top of the list. We
definitely don't need it to recruit great students. So now
it's time for us to look away from the lists and look at our
No ranking will tell us exactly what we need to fix. We
already know what will make our already great univer-
sity even greater: more advisers, more professors, more
courses and more great students oh wait, we've got that
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New Alligator Web
Here at the Alligator, we love to yak about how old
our newspaper is.
After all, its history spans an entire century,
meaning the Alligator has covered hundreds of UF admin-
istrators, Gainesville officials and Gators football players.
Last fall, we even dedicated a special edition to chronicling
the ups and downs of our past 100 years.
But if we expect to stick around for another 100 years, it's
time to focus on new ways to share stories about the com-
munity and earn the attention of you our reader& Believe
it or not, we always try to keep your best interests in mind.
That's why today, we're rolling out'an ambitious new
Web site designed for easier navigation, more reader input
and a wider array of stories.
And we don't only mean stories told through words. If
you've been keeping up with the Alligator lately, you've
probably noticed we've been producing online slide shows
with photographs that tell tales of their own.
Look for more of that on our new Web site. We're going
to ensure our photos, videos and audio interviews are en-
tertaining and informative, not to mention easier than ever
to find. A new feature called a content belt allows you to
quickly scroll through our lineup of special reports, interac-
tive maps and other goodies.
Of course, we'll still pen plenty of regular articles, and
now there's even a perk to that. The snazzy new site allows
you to supply instant feedback by posting comments on
stories. So, whether you loved that piece about Student
Government shenanigans or are absolutely sick of SG cov-
erage, let us and everyone else know your opinion on
the Web site.
The truth is, you may be wondering why we devote so
much space to certain topics in the first place. In the past,
we've hosted reader forums to answer questions like that,
but the new Web site makes it easier for us to address your
So we're cooking up a blog to give you an insider's view
site full of goodies
S of how we piece together our paper.
Ever wonder why we often stick a
Slight, frothy story on the front
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Lyndsey Lewis you. Maybe the only reason you
Editorial Notebook stumbled across this column in
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As exciting as these new changes are, I admit that I can't
take credit for designing the new. site. That distinction be-
longs largely to our hardworking online staff led by Brett
Roegiers, a former managing editor, as well as his successor
at the Alligator, Megan Taylor.
You may think, why go through all this trouble in the
first place? After all, the old Alligator site worked fine too.
But journalism is a rapidly changing industry. While its
principles and ethics are steadfast, the craft is constantly
evolving to accommodate new media.
To capture new readers and ensure old ones stay inter-
ested, we at the Alligator know we have to be more than the
free paper you pick up at the bus stop. We want to be your
.24/7 source for news around UF and Gainesville.
So take a look around the site. We think you'll like what
you see, but because the design is so new, there may be a
few glitches at first. If so, just get in touch with us to let us
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Lawsuit makes illegal downloading not as sweet as it sounds
W warning this column
may contain absurd,
random song lyrics.
You may be under investigation
for illegally downloading music
on campus. And wait, you may
be one of the students or per-
sonnel the Recording Industry
Association of America plans to
serve with a lawsuit.
"I don't want to lose your
love tonight," but UF is one of 58
universities nationwide receiv-
ing pre-litigation letters from the
RIAA as part of its "education and
deterrence campaign." Mo' illegal
downloading, mo' problems.
The RIAA created the cam-
paign to give those accused of
stealing music a chance to pay
their debt to the copyright kings
at a discounted price. Tell me
RIAA, "Why'd you have to go and
make things so complicated?" We
were "sitting, waiting, wishing"
you believed in free music.
The RIAA states that taking
legal action protects artists, allow-
ing them to stay fresh to def. In
other words, it will "bust a cap"
in your wallet if it catches you
So, student or staff member
targeted by the lawsuit, no one
knows who you are, but every-
one knows you're in over your
Thrown by my inclusion of
meaningful, well-placed lyrics? I
thought so. In that case, I'll break
it down. The RIAA recently sent
out pre-litigation letters to uni-
versities throughout the nation
to notify students and faculty
members of the pending lawsuits
The RIAA plans to royally
spank these despicable down-
loaders for the trouble they
caused. By spank I mean sue of-
fenders for possibly thousands
of dollars. Students, you've been
very naughty. And lawsuits are a
We really, should feel sorry
for artists. I know if I had the
S audacity to
a 50 Cent
Rosenberg the unfa-
email@example.com miliar sting
piercing my soul. How do people
who participate in the horror of
illegal downloading live with
I shudder at the thought of
those base college students and
faculty reaping the benefits of free,
illegal music while artists such as
50 Cent sit in their Hummer lim-
ousines, sipping Cristal, flaunting
their bling and grilling bystand-
ers with their grillz. It's almost
unbearable to imagine. Or maybe
it's just really funny to imagine.
What's funnier than Cristali bling
:and grillz? Oh right, the music
industry's self-righteous, victim-
I can't help but mock the
RIAA's crusade against music
thieves. As the current trend in
the music industry is bringing
sexy back which was never
really dormant in the first place
- the sexual exploitation of ex-
tremely young up-and-coming
stars is appalling.
I could go on for pages about
how we can attribute society's
moral-decay to the music indus-
try. If we analyzed the lyrics of
Ludacris' "Money Maker," we
might find the verse "Shake,
shake, shake your money maker
like you were shakin' it for some
paper" actually preaches about
the importance of recycling or
other pressing issues. Or maybe
Unfortunately, I don't have the
space to discuss the deeper mean-
ing behind beloved lyrics such as
the aforementioned ones, but I'm
sure it would be compelling.
I don't believe in stealing. And
this is not a rant. This is a logical
argument posed by a person sick
of the David-and-Goliath tactics
used by the RIAA. It's sad when
the art of music is perverted by
overpricing. That is the heart of
the problem. Musicians make
money by means other than re-
cord sales. Or maybe they'll just
have to downgrade from Cristal
to Sutter Home.
Another criticism of the RIAA's
handling of this matter: It doesn't
present any options as alterna-
tives to illegal downloading. In its
comments to the media, the RIAA
suggested a few general options,
but in order to truly make an im-
pact, we need specifics.
Either way you sing it, illegal
downloading is still stealing. No
one can deny that. Call me bitter.
Call me crazy. Or call the RIAA
stupid. I ain't saying it's a gold
digger. But hey, if you're mess-
ing with the RIAA, you better be
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Other top athletics schools rank within the Top 10 for academics
RANKINGS, from Page 1
Meanwhile, UF has consistently
placed in the top 10 for athletics.
The National Association of
Collegiate Directors of Athletics,
established in 1965, holds a com-
petition for the prestigious Sears
Directors' Cup each year.
The Directors"Cup measures the
success of the top athletic programs,
taking into consideration several
categories including program phi-
losophy, value by sport and numeri-
cal standings from several- publica-
.tions. The competition includes
several sports of both genders.
UF's athletics program, which
will spend about $76.6 million from
2007-2008, won sixth place in the
competition for the 2006-2007 year,
despite UF's recent drop in aca-
The athletics program is pri-
The University of California,
Los Angeles, and
National University of
News Michigan, Ann
Arbor, tied for No. 3
in top public universities and placed
in the top 10 for the Directors' Cup
for the 2006-2007 year.
Michigan was No. 4 in the
Directors' Cup competition for best
athletic program, and UCLA fin-
ished No. 2.
In a Student Senate meeting in
July, Machen said UCLA's athletic
budget is about the same, but its
academic budget is higher.
UF's academic budget totals
about $1.9 billion, according to UF
spokesman Steve Orlando.
But while Michigan's athletic
budget for the year is $74.5 million,
the academic budget for the up-
coming school year is $1.35 billion,
according to its athletic office and a
press release from the university.
Michigan's academic budget
also includes a 7.4 percent tuition
increase for all students.
With an enrollment of about
55,000 spread across three campus-
es, Michigan is larger than UF, but
with a smaller budget and higher
rankings in both athletics and aca-
New faculty needed for 'pinch courses'
NEW FACULTY from Page 1
Fouke said. "Students need faculty more than any-
She also said she hopes UF can squeeze more
faculty positions out of the $5 million.
The frenzy for new faculty is in light of a state-
wide budget strain, which is forcing all state uni-
versities to cut 4 percent of their budgets.
Because the Tuition Differential Program's start-
up date was pushed to fall 2008, UF must make $20
million to $30 million in cuts to its budget in order
to break even.
Machen said the money generated by the
program's 15 percent tuition increase would still go
toward hiring more faculty and staff.
U.S. News & World Report magazine, which
published the 2008 university rankings this week,
ranked UF behind almost every other national uni-
.versity in the top 50 list for the category of "faculty
resources," Machen said.
Because the student-to-faculty ratio is 21-to-1,
Machen said he plans to hire new faculty in hopes
of balancing UF's high ratio.
Machen said the No. 1 resource UF needs to be-
come a better university is more faculty.
More faculty means students
can take the classes they need,
when they need to take them
in order to graduate on time, he
"I'm willing to accept the re-
sponsibility of making it possible
for students to take the course
Macn when you want to take it and not
Machen make you wait."
Along with more faculty teaching positions,
Machen said he wants to hire more advisers for
students who wander through several majors.
"A lot of kids come here with an undeclared
major and they need more counseling than if they
come in here knowing'what they want," Machen
SFCC, from Page 1
These two groups combined
comprised five SFCC officers
and one UPD officer.
In the State of the College
meeting Wednesday, the presi-
dent of SFCC, Jackson Sasser,
addressed the issue of the safety
of students and faculty.
After the Virginia Tech trag-
edy, SFCC found it was well
prepared to assess a similar
situation in every way except
for the issue of communication,
He said SFCC has installed
a system of sirens to alert stu-
dents of possible danger.
"Someone- might be on the
soccer field and not get a mes-
sage by phone," he said.
Santa Fe heard the
Community ld fashion
College sirens," he
will know to go and check their
e-mail to see what is going on,"
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to Sorority Row
By ILEANA MORALES.
Alligator Contributing Writer
Delta Delta Delta Sorority's
new home still smells new inside.
The house was finished this
month and is now home to 72 Tri-
Delta sisters in suite-style rooms.
As women moved in this week,
they were welcomed with an arch
of gold and blue balloons and the
scent of fresh paint.
The new house, located at 1134
E Panhellenic Drive, stands out
with its huge white columns and
The house is about 25,000
square feet, said Christine Bainer,
But in the middle of recruit-
ment week, those details are lost
in the excitement.
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trying to focus on," said Bainer.
"We're just happy to be back on
Sorority Row after being gone for
Construction on the house be-
gan in May 2006, but the sorority
moved out of the house about a
The UF Tri-Delta was the first
branch of the sorority to receive
a new house from its executive
office. The house was provided
in response to grow-
On ing membership and
_mpuS alumni support.
The sorority spent
the last two years living at Georgia
Seagle Hall on West University
Avenue while it waited for its per-
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The new house requires finger-
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Each room houses two sorority
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"This is going to be a great fa-
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For, example, he said he
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organizations' financial requests is tougher.
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but sometimes I have to say no,"
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B As treasurer, Walicki said it is
his responsibility to guide about
A W. 100 student groups through the
budgeting process while over-
seeing Student Government's
$12.66 million budget.
Walicki This includes training groups
to properly manage their bud-
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Meanwhile, Walicki is also preparing the 2008-
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2007 0 ALLIGATOR, 11
Machen brings diverse background to UF's top job
UF President Bernie Machen talks to reporters.
By KIM WILMATH
Bernie Machen is proof behind the
old adage about judging a book by its
The motorcycle enthusiast and
esteemed academic became UF's 11th
president in 2004.
Manny Fernandez, the former
chairman of UF's Board of Trustees,
was also the chairman of the search
committee that chose Machen out
of more than 100 applicants for UF
Fernandez said there's only
one way to describe Machen: well-
"He's able to be engaged in
many different facets of the world,"
"I find Bernie not just to be an
academic," he added. "He has a lot of
external interests as well."
Fernandez said Machen is a dedi-
cated family man with grande children
that "multiply every day."
He said the president also loves
taking motorcycle trips, gardening,
drinking cappuccinos, working out
and playing sports.
"He knows football and basketball
as well as many coaches," Fernandez
said. "He's a cool guy."
Machen started at Vanderbilt
University, and he received his doc-
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Louis University, according to the
He also has a master's in pedi-
atric dentistry and a doctorate in
educational psychology from the
University of Iowa. -.--
He served as an assistant and asso-
ciate dean in the School of Dentistry
at the University of North Carolina at
"He's able to be engaged in
many different facets of the
world. I find Bernie not just to
be an academic. He has a lot
of external interests as well."
UF Board of Trustees former chairman
He was the provost and vice presi-
dent for academic affairs and the
dean of the School of Dentistry at the
University of Michigan after that.
Before coming to UF, he was the
president of the University of Utah.
There, he expanded the health
He also stabilized the finances and
helped host the 2002 Winter Olympics
in Salt Lake City.
Machen faced some controversy
when he defied Utah's Legislature
by banning concealed weapons on
His stay at UF has been recently
marked with state Legislature con-
tention as well.
Machen has repeatedly petitioned
Florida legislators for permission
to raise tuition at UF, which he says
couldlhelp compensate for debt.
However, Machen did score a vic-
tory when Gov. Charlie Crist agreed
to sign a controversial bill that could
raise UF tuition up to 40 percent.
For now, UF spokesman Steve
Orlando said Machen is taking a
"low-key" stance on the issue.
And tuition issue isn't all Machen
is low-key about.
He and his equestrian wife, Chris,
moved from the president's mansion
on campus to a private residence in
Gainesville last summer.
The mansion is now used primar-
ily for official banquets and func-
Machen rarely has time to mingle
with UF students.
Instead, he prefers people get in
touch with him through e-mail.
But even if students don't see him
on campus, Fernandez said Machen
is completely dedicated to UF.
"He has a very well-defined way
of life that spills out into his work at
the University of Florida," Fernandez
"He is one of those individuals,"
he added, "who has a vision."
12, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 23,2007
Minus grades may appear by '08
Editor's note: This story was
originally published in the June
12 edition of the Alligator.
By KIMBERLY FULSCHER
UF biology junior Carol James
usually gets good grades in her
integrative biology classes.
That's why she said she's not
too concerned with the new mi-
nus grades that could appear on
her transcript as early as summer
UF Provost Janie Fouke said the
transition would take about a year
because computer systems need to
"The decision will be influenced
by when and how we re-vamp
our student information system,"
Fouke wrote in an e-mail. "If we
are going to 'tweak' our current
system, then the implementation
will likely be sooner than if more
substantial changes are required."
UF's Faculty Senate approved
the new grading scale in December,
and UF President Bernie Machen
ratified it in a memo March 21.
Many students have expressed
negative opinions on the grades.
In November, the Student Senate
passed a resolution stating its dis-
But most faculty members be-
lieve the new grading scale will
help students, said former Faculty
Senate Chair Danaya Wright.
Wright said the new scale gives
professors more leeway when
grading students' performances,
and she added that the choices
make the new system more logi-
"In my mind, that's so huge to
have a B-minus rather than a C-
plus on their transcript," Wright
UF isn't the first Florida uni-
versity to apply minus grades.
The University of Central Florida
implemented them in 2001 and
tracked the grades' progress.
The effects were the focus of a
UCF survey and investigation in
"Students at first were skepti-
cal," said John Schell, an English
professor at UCF, in a phone in-
terview. "But overall, the student
GPAs rose in one year. We proved
... that the system slightly favors
Schell said according to the
surveys, about half of the faculty
members who filled out the forms
in 2002 said they used the new
plus and minus grades.
But Schell said students don't
like the fact that the system is not
mandatory. Students in different
sections of the same course with
different professors may receive
different grades because of the
discrepancy, he said.
UF faculty members aren't
required to use plus or minus
grades, a policy similar to UCF's.
Wright said she anticipatesGPAs
rising at UF, but she said grade
inflation might play into those
Editor's note: This story
was originally published in
the May 17 edition of the
By JESSICA DaSILVA
Alligator Staff Writer
The Pi Kappa Alpha
Fraternity in May appealed
UF's decision to suspend
the fraternity's recognition
as a campus organization
for four years,
The notice of appeal was
filed with Florida's First
District Court of Appeals,
but the case may not be
heard until early fall.
The fraternity, known as
Pike, was found guilty Feb.
2 by Gene Zdziarski, UF's
dean of students, of host-
ing an unregistered party.
and committing actions
"with disregard to the pos-
sible harm of an individual
Zdziarski's decision to
Ainsley Carry, UF's as-
sistant vice president, but
Carry upheld the decision
Carry was the last per-
son with the power to par-
don Pike in UF's appeals
Patrick Duffey, Pike's
acting president, said he
thought it was premature
to comment on the appeal
or its costs.
Summer Pike alum-
Catch-up ni.are paying
for the ap-
peal, he said.
Meanwhile, Duffey said
he hopes to work with UF
on his settlement proposal,
which will include revised
bylaws on different aspects
of fraternity activities, such
as the pledging process.
During the appeals
process, Pike members will
not be allowed to live in the
house, he said.
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, 13
Crist OKs higher tuition
Editor's note: This story was originally
published in the July 3 edition of the
By JESSICA DaSILVA
Alligator Staff Writer
After vetoing a bill that would have
raised all state universities' tuition by5
M Summer that will allow UF to raise
tuition starting in fall 2008.
The Tuition Differential Program will
allow UF, Florida State University and the
University of South Florida to incremen-
tally raise tuition up to 40 percent over
four years, as long as it doesn't exceed 15
The increase would only apply for
incoming students in fall 2008 and after.
It could provide about $5.4 million to
the three universities in the first year
and could reach about $70 million in the
The money generated by the program
will be used to hire more professors and
Crist, who proposed a tuition freeze in
his budget, decided to sign the bill after
a meeting with officials from Florida's
11 public universities in which they ex-
pressed unanimous support for the bill.
The program developed from an-
other measure laying out plans for what
was called the Academic Enhancement
Program. That would have allowed UF
to charge all incoming students $1,000 on
top of tuition.
The Bright Futures and Florida Prepaid
programs would not have covered the
charge, but students on need-based finan-
cial aid would have been exempt. -
But while the legislation enjoyed am-
ple preliminary support from officials at
Florida's other public universities, it faced
a wall in a o^ .
"It is important that we work to-
gether to have excellent institu-
tions of higher education in this
state. But times are tight."
Before the state Senate's Higher
Education Appropriations Committee
examined the idea, only two of the five
members expressed support for the leg-
So, the bill was revised to its cur-
rent state as the Tuition Differential
Program. It passed with a 3-to-1 vote, and
later cleared the state Senate and House of
In a story from The Associated Press,
Crist said, "It is important that we work
together to have excellent institutions of
higher education in this state. But times
The Associated Press contributed to this
UF refuses Christian frat
Editor's note: This story was originally
published in the July 17 edition of the
By KIM WILMATH
A Christian fraternity filed a suit
against UF this summer after members
said their request to be recognized as an
official student organization was rejected.
In a federal lawsuit, Beta Upsilon Chi,
also known as Brothers Under Christ,
accused UF of gender and religious dis-
Acknowledgment from UF would al-
low Beta Upsilon Chi to receive funding
from Student Government, ability to ad-
vertise on campus and use of UF facilities.
The eight members at UF said. the
university's snub has hindered their re-
cruitment efforts. They said they should be
recognized because there are other groups
on campus with faith-based affiliations
that are acknowledged by UE.
But those other cubs don't exclude stu-
dents of other religions, and for the Betas,
Christianity is mandatory.
David Drescher, who is in Tau Epsilon
Phi a traditionally Jewish fraternity -
said his fraternity doesn't even ask poten-
tial members about religion, though most
candidates know about its Jewish roots.
"If somebody isn't Jewish and wants to
join, that's totally kosher," Drescher said.
So does Beta Upsilon Chi have a
Tim Tracey, the fraternity's law rLw
and Religious Freedom of the Christian
Legal Society, said it does.
After UF rejected the fraternity because
it limits membership to men, UF officials
suggested Beta Upsilon Chi try to join the
The council also turned it
Greek down because of the fraternity's
Life religious requirements.
"There's nothing unique
about the university recognizing a reli-
gious student organization," he said.
Tracey said there are similar student
groups at UF not held to the same strict
standards. He said there are two other
religious groups, Sigma Phi Lamda and
Kappa Upsilon Chi, which are recognized
UF told Beta Upsilon Chi members
those groups would be in the same ex-
cluded boat next year, he said.
"I'm hopeful that we'll be able to re-
solve it on more or less friendly terms,"
UF spokesman Steve Orlando declined
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Four Hare Krishnas reported to county for measles
Editor's note: This story was originally
published in the May 15 edition of the
By KIM WILMATH
A TiR student was one of four measles
cases reported to the A.acnua-c onmyw
Health Department in April the first cases
the county has seen in more than 20 years.
Tom Belcuore, director of the county
health department, said the four patients
were not required to receive the immuni-
zation because they had religious waivers,
but the threat of measles had been virtually
All four patients are members of Hare
Krishna, a monotheistic denomination with-
in the Hindu tradition, according to a press
release from the Krishna group.
Tulasi Payne, spokeswoman for the
Krishna House, said there is no explicit
teaching against vaccinations in the Hare
rK-o. mlAursn. but members, ma\ abstain
from receiving them because -orne ait mraa
from animal byproducts.
Hare Krishnas are strictly vegetarian.
Payne said she was vaccinated as a child
but wasn't raised in the Hare Krishna faith.
Because the infected UF student had con-
tact with fellow Hare Krishnas who serve
lunch on the Plaza of the Americas, the
group was suspended from serving meals
on campus for 30 days, according to a UF
Students with religious im-
Summer munization waivers were ad-
Catch-up vised to stay off campus until
the risk was eradicated.
It takes 30 days with no new infections
for- the-community to be considered safe,
Only a "tiny handful" of students have
not been vaccinated because of medical or
religious reasons, he said.
Belcuore said the county health depart-
ment worked closely with the UF admin-
istration to control the threat of infection,
which is much higher with measles than
Each person with measles infects about
12 people on average, while one person with
influenza infects about two.
A college community presents a "great
mixing bowl of challenges" because of
students' frequent international travel,
Measles is contagious from about four
days before the rash starts to four days
One out of every 1,000 people with the
disease dies from complications.
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New bus ads warn against 'sketchy drunk guys'
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Regional Transit System buses frequently stop near the Reitz Union. Some RTS buses now feature
poster ads that bear health messages.
Editor's note: This story was
originally published in the June
14 edition of the Alligator.
By LINDSEY STEVENS
Alligator Contributing Writer
A new GatorWell Health
Promotion Services advertise-
ment is sending the message that
according to students, drunk does
not equal sexy.
GatorWell, UF's student health
program, has created poster ads
for alcohol awareness that are
now displayed on the outside of
six Regional Transit System buses
and on the inside of 25 more.
One ad reads, "Sketchy drunk
guys... Making girls feel uncom-
fortable since 1853. Warning:
Avoid guys who drink too much."
A second ad reads, "The girl you
were talking to left with the sober
guy. Drinking too much makes
you less desirable."
The health messages were put
on the walls of the buses in early
June and will stay up for a year.
Tavis Glassman, coordinator of
UF's Campus Alcohol and Drug
Resource Center, said he hopes
Memorial at Reitz planned for deceased UF students
Editor's note: This story was originally
published in the July 31 edition of the
By DEVIN CULCLASURE
Once a Gator, always a Gator that's the
philosophy behind a student memorial being
built at the Reitz Union this fall.
.Student Senate President Robert Agrusa
said he hopes the Remembrance Memorial'
to the Fallen Gators will be in place near the
Colonnade's steps by October. The project was
initially authorized four years ago.
The monument will cost about $3,000 from
SG's administrative budget, which is funded
by the Activity & Service Fee paid by students,
O.T. Davis Monument Co. is designing the
monument. It will be a marble slab resem-
bling the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in
Washington, D.C., he said. Names, colleges
and death dates of about 70 UF students who
have died since June 2003 will be etched into
That date was chosen because that was
when the Senate bill authorizing the project
passed, he said. Finding the name of each stu-
dent who has died since UF opened would be
nearly impossible, he said.
Agrusa said he'didn't know why the proj-
ect was not completed closer to when the bill
"I guess the initiative had never really been
taken," he said.
Agrusa said he began working on the proj-
ect two years ago, during his first semester as
a senator. Fostering interest in the project and
gathering the names from the Dean of Students
Office was a lengthy process, he said.
The memorial's design was also changed,
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the ads will change how people
perceive themselves when they
"Research shows that when
young people drink, they have
these expectancies that they'll
have more fun if they get drunk,"
Glassman said. "We are trying to
challenge those expectancies and
say no, you're not this cool guy,
that you're this sketchy person
that people want to avoid."
The posters were paid for by a
grant from the U.S. Department of
Summer UF was one of
Cathii 100 schools that
applied for the
$283,745 grant and
one of 12 selected to receive it.
"Students actually came up
with the phrases," Glassman said.
'These particular ads students
really liked and thought were
Student focus groups decided
RTS buses would be the perfect
place to display the ads because
so many students use the service.
"You have a captive audience,"
Glassman said. "They have to
look at something."
16, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2007
Editor's note: This story was
originally published in the Aug.
9 edition of the Alligator.
By APRIL DUDASH
When Denny's was. evicted
from the Holiday Inn on
University Avenue in October
2005, students suddenly could
no longer scramble to the restau-
rant for a late-night Grand Slam
But there is a bright light at the
end of this tunnel, and it comes in
the form of Greek omelettes and
matzo ball soup at the new 24-
hour Dill Deli, Bakery and Grill.
The owners, a
Summer group of friends
Catch-up and family from
have been in the restaurant busi-
ness all their lives.
"We're from Greek descent,"
said restaurant owner Alexandra
Gould, "so we like to eat."
The menu is peppered with
items for every palate, from chili
dogs and burgers to meatloaf and
The restaurant takes pride in
the fact that everything is home-
made, kosher and comes in large
The managers collaborate
with the chefs, Gould said, to
make sure the dishes come out
Owner Mary Himonetos said,
"It's such a different menu, such
a variety. It. takes a little getting
There are always hardships
that go along with opening a
Long hours were put into ren-
ovations, Gould said. However,
Holiday Inn covered some of the
costs, which included new bath-
"This was a challenge of, a
lifetime," she said. "Old buildings
are hard to redo."
The deli's location between
the university and downtown has
allowed them to meet some inter-
esting people, especially during
the late-night shifts, Gould said.
"It's a hell of a comer at 2
o'clock in the morning," she said.
Eventually, the owners would
like to franchise their establish-
ment, Himonetos said.
Besides helping fill the stom-
achs of locals, the Dill Deli al-
lowed the Holiday Inn to regain
its original title.
In January, the Holiday Inn
unbranded and temporarily re-
named itself "University Hotel"
because all Holiday Inns must
have an eatery on the premises.
Thanks to the new deli, the
hotel was able to go back to its
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2007 I ALLIGATOR, 17
SG set to oversee more student money than ever
Editor's note: This story was
originally published in the Aug.
15 edition of the Alligator.
By DEVIN CULCLASURE
UF students have more than
12 million reasons to get involved
Student Government will
be in charge of a $12.66-million
budget for the 2007-2008 year,
said Student Body Treasurer E.J.
"We say it all the time, but
you're paying for all of this,"
Walicki said. "Take advantage
while you're here."
This year's budget is the larg-
est in SG history. The 2006-2007
budget was about $12.1 million,
The rise resulted from a 5
percent increase in the Activity
& Service Fee the maximum
percentage raise per year decided
by the Bqard of Trustees,. UF's
highest governing body.
The.A&S Fee of $9.45 per cred-
it hour is paid by each UF student
to fund the budget, he said.
The budget is divided into sec-
tions known as the "Big Three,"
which encompasses SG, the
Reitz Union and the Division of
The money is spread around
almost evenly, with each part of
the Big Three receiving about $4
million, Walicki said.
In the SG branch, Walicki said
most of the money $1.3 million
- is budgeted for student orga-
nizations. For example, any club
within a college receives a cut of
this money, such as the Geology
Club in the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences. Multicultural
groups such as the Jewish
Student Union also fall under
* He said an additional $1 mil-
lion is about evenly split between
Accent and Student Government
Productions, which are respon-
sible for bringing speakers,
comedians, musicians and other
entertainment acts to UF.
"We say it all the time,
but you're paying for all of
this. Take advantage while
student body treasurer
Outside of student groups, SG
has a $1.2-million operating bud-
get to pay for employee salaries,
office supplies and lobbyists in
the Florida Legislature. The rest
of. SG's $4-million chunk goes
toward miscellaneous fees, such
as special budget requests from
student groups and Student
The Reitz Union sees smaller
but more widespread payouts
than SG. Employee salaries,
building maintenance and utili-
ties receive budgets ranging from
about $45,000 to $75,000.
Similar budgets are given to
the Reitz Union Game Room, the
Center for Student Involvement
and the Office of Student
Activities, he said.
The Office of Student
Activities manages several pro-
grams around the Reitz, includ-
ing leisure courses such as home
bartending and the Travel and
Recreation Program, known as
TRiP, which organizes outdoor
excursions for students.
The final branch of the Big
Three, Rec Sports, gives the larg-
est chunk of change to its staff
of full-time professionals and
more than 700 part-time student
employees, he said. They receive
about $1,2 million in salaries for
jobs such as teaching yoga class-
es, refereeing intramural sports
and checking out equipment.
Rec Sports also shells out
about $240,000 to maintain and
equip its facilities.
Those include the Southwest
Recreation Center, Lake Wauburg
and the Broward Outdoor
Recreation Complex. It also pays
nearly $140,000 in utilities for
Additionally, Rec Sports has a
budget of about $225,000 to cover
supply and coaching fees for its
nearly 40 sports clubs, such as
lacrosse, soccer and fencing.
Walicki said any left over
money goes into a rainy-day
account. This money about
$2.53 million has limited use
for special requests or emergency
payments, he said:
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Stadium construction comes with hefty price tag
Editor's note: This story was
originally published in the Aug. 9
edition of the Alligator.
By KIM WILMATH
Dust and debris fill the air
around Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
Though it's dismembered now,
things will change for a price.
Like dirt-covered surgeons,
men in blue jeans and white
helmets have been giving The
Swamp a facelift since fall 2005.
Greg McGarity, senior associate
director of the University Athletic
Association, who's overseeing the
construction, said most of the ren-
ovations would not be complete
until the 2008' football season.
The original cost for the project
was estimated at about $12 mil-
lion, according to the Facilities
Planning and Construction Web
But the whole project has
ended up costing about $28 mil-
lion, more than twice what was
planned, McGarity said.
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with the Gators logo and a shiny
title of "National Champions."
The years 1996 and 2006, the two
years the Gators were national
champions in football, will also
Even though construction
seems to drag on, McGarity said
he's confident the project won't
take too long.
"One week it'll look one way,
and the next week it will change
before the fans' very eyes,"
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thing that the general public will
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UF upgrades to new version of Microsoft program
Editor's note: This story was originally
published in the Aug. 2 edition of the
By JAIME WEISSER
Alligator Contributing Writer
This summer, UF began updating its com-
puter software for the first time in about four
The campuswide upgrade from Microsoft
Office 2003 to the 2007 version started at the
beginning of summer A and was set to be com-
pleted by the end of summer.
"UF has always been on the cutting edge
of technology," said Rory DeSimorie, who has
taught courses based on Microsoft products at
UF for about 10 years. "We've always updated
our software within a semester of its release,
but in the past the changes have not been as
drastic as this will be."
Instead of menu commands, the new
program has toolbar buttons, called "rib-
bons," that are divided based on their utility,
DeSimone said. In prior versions, commands
could be executed more quickly.
"The menus are totally different," said UF
finance junior Katherine John, who upgraded
to Microsoft Office 2007 when her computer
"The 2007 version is more user-
friendly, because it uses more
CIRCA computer lab employee
crashed a couple of months ago.
The way users perform commands is also
different, DeSimone said. The newest version
of Office has made .unused functions visible
and gives users easy access to useful com-
"The 2007 version is more user-friendly,
because it uses more icons," said Puneet
Kankaria, 23, who works part-time in UF's
CIRCA computer lab.
But the differences between the two ver-
sions already have students and faculty run-
ning for help. Once they get past the bold
colors and animated graphics, there are three
main problems users face, Kankaria said.
"Initially, the students can't find the file
menu," he said. "Then they can't find the
margins or the line spacing, and they don't
understand how to print."
Two weeks after the lab's computers were
updated, instructional posters were put up
near the workstations to help users.
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Top board joins lawsuit for power to control tuition
Editor's note: This story was
originally published in the July
12 edition of the Alligator.
By KIM WILMATH
ORLANDO Defying the state
Legislature, the Florida Board of
Governors voted to increase tuition
up to 5 percent and join former
Sen. Bob Graham's fight to give the
board the power to set tuition rates
at a July meeting.
The board, which is the govern-
ing body of the State University
System, also decided to freeze fresh-
man enrollment statewide.
"We are exerting our consti-
tutional authority," said board
Chairwoman Carolyn Roberts after
the meeting. "Today's the day."
Because of legislative financial
problems which require state
agencies to trim millions of dollars
from their own budgets board
members unanimously voted to
freeze enrollment at current levels
beginning spring 2008.
"It's not about building walls
- it's about building bridges," said
Chancellor Mark Rosenberg during
the meeting. "Students are suffer-
Rosenberg said the state's recent
budget problems are the result of
"yo-yo financial management."
What is most important is main-
taining quality of education, he said,
adding that it is the board's job to
Bill Edmonds, the board's
spokesman, said there has never
been a systemwide enrollment
freeze in Florida.
But the decision wasn't really
news to UE.
At a UF Board of Trustees meet-
ing in June, UF President Bernie
Machen announced UF needed to
cut about $20 million to $30 million
from the budget to break even. He'
named freezing freshman enroll-
ment as one possibility, though he'
said it would be a last resort.
However, the Board of Governors
has even more plans to accommo-
date budget woes.
To deal with daunting money
problems across the. state, board
members agreed to ignore Gov.
Charlie Crist's veto of a statewide
5-percent tuition hike and increase
tuition at all of Florida's 11 public
universities in January 2008.
The exact percentage of the hike
will depend on the Legislature's
budget, but it will not exceed 5
While the board plans to set tu-
ition rates, it is leaving the payment
details up to the Florida Legislature.
Roberts said she didn't know
how the board's planned increase
would affect the pop-
Summer ular Bright Futures
S program, since it is
controlled by the
She added that she's expecting a
backlash from the government, but
said she thinks the board didn't do
Nevertheless, the move was
unusually bold. Board members
have never instituted a tuition raise
without consulting the Legislature,
Rosenberg said it would take a
25-percent tuition increase to cover
the money missing from the uni-
versities, but it's important to keep
tuition in Florida affordable.
"A 5-percent increase makes a lot
of sense, -even if it still will not cose
the gap in revenue," Rosenberg
The board members said the
extra money would offer a welcome
cushion for cash-strapped universi-
ties that could soon face even more
The week before, Crist an-
nounced that state agencies should
prepare for 4-to-10-percent budget
cuts because of money shortages.
According to the board, a 4-per-
cent reduction could mean a loss of
17,000 students, 1,000 faculty mem-
bers or the University of North
With a 10-percent cut, Florida
could say goodbye to all assistant
professors, its 10 business schools
or Florida International University.
That kind of reduction would
yield the lowest funding in history
for the State University System,
board members said.
But perhaps the most rebellious
resolution was the Board's decision
to join Graham's lawsuit against
the Legislature, which argues that
the Board of Governors should
have ultimate authority in setting
tuition rates for state universities.
Graham is also a former governor
In a press release, state Senate
President Ken Pruitt (R-Port St.
Lucie) wrote that when the board
was created, voters didn't intend for
a "fourth branch of Government."
"This lawsuit is nothing more
than an attempt to get unbridled
tuition increases," he wrote. "God
help our students if they win."
But not everyone is taking such
a strong stance.
Before the meeting, UF President
Machen said he thought the ideal
situation would be a type of col-
Because of UF's worsening
money matters, Machen said he
was eager for the lawsuit to deter-
mine who would be in charge.
Roberts said when Crist vetoed
the first 5-percent increase, he
hadn't seen how bleak the numbers
were. Although she said she thinks
the board did the right thing, the
situation still makes her uncomfort-
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SG officials travel state
Editor's note: This story was originally
published in the May 24 edition of the
By KIM WILMATH
UF Student Government officials
used student money to travel to Fort
Myers this summer to attend a leader-
ship conference for SG leaders from pub-
lic universities around the state.
The trip cost more than $600 and
was paid for with students' Activity &
Service Fee, according to SG records.
Students pay about $9 toward the
A&S Fee per semester, said Student Body
President Ryan Moseley.
"We're like every academic organiza-
tion," Moseley said. "We have a travel
Moseley said the Florida Student
Association is one of the lines of the bud-
get that calls for "big chunks of change."
Moseley was elected chairman of the
association at this past conference.
As chairman of FSA, Moseley will
have a seat on the Board of Governors,
which controls all
Spolicymaking for state
universities, said David
Drescher, director of ex-
ternal affairs the po-
sition formerly known
as lobby coordinator.
FSA meets several,
Moseley times a year to discuss
students within the State University
The meetings allow all SG organiza-
tions to channel their efforts toward the
same goals, Drescher said.
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Editor's note: This story was originally
published in the July 26 edition of the
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one requiring tow drivers to take pictures
of parking infractions are set to smooth
bumps in the road shared by drivers,
property owners and tow companies.
One of the new regulations forces tow
companies to accept payment from debit
cards as well as Visa and MasterCard
credit cards. Another new change calls
for tow companies to take pictures of the
car in question before towing.
Penalties for tow companies that
Summer include "a warning or
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to do roam towing," said
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Moseley investigates professors' course packs
Editor's note: This story was originally
published in the June 21 edition of the
By JESSICA DaSILVA
Alligator Staff Writer
In an investigation dated June 1, 2006, then-
Student Body Treasurer Ryan Moseley investi-
gated 10 professors whom he cited as directly
profiting from course-pack sales to students.
But some professors said the report is inac-
curate due to its lack of interviews with the
professors investigated and the publishing
In a written statement, Keith Dungan,
founder of Faulkner Press the publishing
company in question stated that Moseley's
report was also inaccurate because he failed to
contact his company for correct information.
"It is regrettable that Mr. Moseley, in the
course of his investigation a year ago, did not
see fit to pick up the telephone and contact
any of the professors named in the report,"
But Moseley, who is now serving as
Student Body president, said he never said it
was a complete report, but simply a collection
'of data to expose the UF. administration to
student complaints about the prices of course
Usually the packs are required materials
for a class that feature a professor's syllabus
and assignments. But because some contain a
one-time access code, students cannot reuse.
them or sell them back to bookstores.
UF regulations state that all required course
materials must be available to
Summer students for free in some form,
Catch-up such as through course reserves
Students with financial problems must
have the same opportunities to access required
information or assignments.
Marc Hoit, interim associate provost for
UF's information technology department,
said the trouble with placing the packs on
WebCT is that other universities without the
WebCT. program can't utilize the packs for
UF regulations allow for professors to prof-
it from course-pack sales at other universities,
but not sales from UF students.
Problems arose through disclosure forms
that professors are required to fill out describ-
ing any conflicts of interest, including finan-
cial ones, such as profitable gain from their
students through the sales of course packs or
However, Angel Kwolek-Folland, interim
associate provost, said the few professors who
have been found profiting from their course
materials were unaware of UF's regulations.
Harry Potter enchants young, old at bookstores
Editor's note: This story was originally published in the
July 24 edition of the Alligator.
By APRIL DUDASH
The Dementor's ragged hood fluttered around its face-
less form as it searched-for souls.
Witches and wizards looked on as the fictional character
moved about in the flesh.
And then, the dark, cloaked creature walked between the
opera and jazz aisles in the Borders bookstore.
Thousands gathered at Gainesville bookstores in July
to celebrate the unveiling of the seventh and final book
in the Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly
Costume contests, wand-making projects and scavenger
hunts were some of the activities available for avid fans as
they waited for their copies.
"Honestly, it's one of the few times as booksellers that we
get to entertain," said Amanda Cole, manager of the Butler
Plaza Barnes & Noble.
Security was so tight that Cole could only say the books
would "magically" arrive by midnight.
At the Newberry Borders, customers were directed out
of the store when the books were revealed at midnight to
More than 1,000 copies were preordered, said Borders
event coordinator Samantha Hepburn.
To stop books from being read before the official release,
they were delivered wrapped together, and the boxes they
came in were sealed in several layers, said Verlissa Ford,
general manager for the Newberry Books-A-Million.
Staff at the three locations kept their guards up as anxious
customers of all ages filled the aisles.
Still, as the night wore on, Potter fans didn't seem to
mind staying up late.
"I do have to take a test at 8 (a.m.)," said Rollins College
junior Blair Goodman, 20, "but I'm willing to sacrifice it for
"I do have to take a test at 8 (a.m.) but I'm
willing to sacrifice it for this."
Rollins College junior
Some expected to stay up the rest of the night to finish
the entire book.
lan Gaffney, a UF political science student, said, "I've
already unplugged my TV and cable internet. I'll be com-
pletely submerged in it until I finish."
Gaffney, who was dressed like Harry Potter, bore such
a striking resemblance to the literary hero that people kept
asking for pictures with him. He considers himself an ulti-
"I started reading it when I was 9," he said. "I kind of
grew up with Harry and all his friends."
Others dressed up just for the fun of it and even made up
their own characters.
Seventeen-year-old Bennett Lloyd wandered Borders
dressed in purple tentacles and a black cape.
"I'm the giant squid that lives in the lake and never gets
any screen time," Lloyd said.
Young boys with lightning-scar tattoos on their foreheads
battled in a Borders "charm duel," in which combatants
shouted spells from the series in an attempt to beat the other
Harry Kinnard, 9, said he enjoys sharing his first name
with Harry Potter.
Lord Voldemort is his second-favorite character.
"I call my mom She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed," Kinnard
Adults as well as children dressed up in Hogwarts robes
and face paint, gripping wands in their hands and proving
that the Harry Potter series isn't strictly reserved for the
Caitie Gallingane, a 31-year-old teacher of the UF course
"Teaching Reading in Primary Grades" said the books show
children important morals.
"I think they're excellent examples of children's litera-
ture," she added.
Adults, too, said they are able to easily recognize deeper
themes within the books.
Pamela Bishop, 54, said if people read closely enough,
they would see Bible passages and commentary on troubled
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Group to plan
Editor's note: This story was originally published
in the Aug. 9 edition of the Alligator.
By KIM WILMATH
After the Cost Reduction and Efficiency Task
Force meets for the first time this month, students
might begin to feel the strain of UF's $20 million to
$30 million debt.
In a memo sent to UF deans, directors and
department chairs on Aug. 8, UF President Bernie
Machen announced the members of a task force
that will find places to cut from UF's budget.
After the startup date for a program that would
have raised tuition by a maximum of 15 percent
was pushed to fall 2008, UF lost out on about $2.7
million, which it was hoping to use to provide bet-
ter resources for students.
At the June meeting of the Board of Trustees,
UF's highest governing body, Machen announced
UF was in the red.
The Cost Reduction and Efficiency Task Force
will look for ways to trim UF's expenditures and
The group includes William A. McCullough,
senior associate dean in the Warrington College of
Business; Joe Glover, interim dean of the College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Ed Poppell, vice
president for UF business affairs; Student Body
President Ryan Moseley and five other faculty
The memo also named Kyle Cavanaugh, the.
senior vice president for UF administration, -as
A July memo from Machen mentioned a list of
penny-pinching ideas for the task force to discuss.
The list included reducing .energy and utility
expenses, implementing more energy conserva-
tion, "outsourcing specific functions and activi-
ties" of UF, and using electronic delivery for some
previously printed and mailed publications.
A report from the Physical Plant Division stated-
UF is also cutting energy expendi-
Summer tures to save extra money.
C2 ~:: said reducing energy costs is nothing
new for UF.
Though the debt will soon cause cuts all over
campus, he said working toward more efficient
energy use has been an ongoing effort.
In a July interview, UF Provost Janie Fouke
said another possibility could be implementing an
incentive program to encourage students to take
more credit hours.
Each credit hour costs $112.33.
The requirement for 12 credit hours would not
change, but UF might offer rewards to students
who take more hours, such as better chances at "
football tickets or priority course registration, she
Editor's note: This'story was
originally published in the July
24 edition of the Alligator.
By ANDREW TAN
Gainesville city commission-
ers approved an ordinance this
summer that created a domestic
The registry, which was ap-
proved in a 5-to-1 vote with
Commissioner Ed Braddy dis-
senting, will allow people who
are registered to be recognized as
part of a family.
Braddy said he voted against
the measure because it is outside
the realm of what a government
This recognition could be im-
portant for couples of either sexu-
ality who are hospitalized in cases
where the room may be limited to
family visitors. The registration is
expected to cost $10 for city resi-
dents and $20 for non-residents.
Commissioner Jack Donovan
said, "I think it will do a great
.. .... deal of good
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and counties that have.a domes-
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the Human Rights Campaign
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After almost three years, blue moon appears amid ash
Editor's note: This story was
originally published in the May
31 edition of the Alligator.
By HOLLY GIBBS
Alligator Contributing Writer
There was an event in May that
happens once in a blue moon.
On May 31 at 9:04 p.m., the first
blue moon in North America since
July 2004 appeared.
A blue moon is a phenomenon
that occurs when there are two full
moons in a one-month period. The
first full moon was May 2.
"Two full moons in a month
happens about once every 33
months, on average," said Tony
Phillips, a UF alumnus and NASA
The term blue
moon, which dates
Summer back 400 years,
Catch-up originally referred
to something that
was rare or absurd: Since then, the
meaning has been misinterpreted
into the modem definition of the
second full moon in one month.
As for the moon actually ap-
pearing to be blue, it isn't likely
to take on any unusual color, said
Francisco Reyes, a UF associate
scientist of astronomy and director
of the UF Radio Observatory.
"It's called a blue moon, but it
has nothing to do with its color,"
Phillips said because of the ash
in the air from the regional fires
that were burning in May, there
was a chance the moon would ap-
pear blue, but not a strong one.
"To make a good blue filter,
the particles of ash need to be of
a single size about one micron
in diameter," Phillips said. "This
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Student Senate votes to end UF's Tower Yearbook
Editor's note: This story was originally
published in the July 12 edition of the
By DEVIN CULCLASURE
UF's Tower Yearbook will be just a memory
since the Student Senate voted to eliminate the
program at a meeting this summer.
The yearbook will no longer be a Student
Government agency after the 2007 yearbook is
mailed out in August, said Ryan Day, secretary
of sponsorships, who co-authored the bill with
Student Body President Ryan Moseley.
Not enough yearbooks were being sold to
justify the publication costs, which are usually
about $40,000, Day said.
Only about 80 books were sold in 2006, he
said. The 2007 yearbook costs $60.
Three years ago, an adviser tried to help the
staff generate more sales, but even then, only
226 books were sold, he said.
The yearbook typically'generated about
$40,000 in advertising revenue used to
produce the book, and previous years had
reached upwards of $50,000, he said.
With only 80 books being sold, advertisers
were paying about $500 per book to reach a
minimal number of students. Day said he and
Moseley didn't feel comfortable asking adver-
tisers to pay so much money.
He added that the yearbook, which doesn't
rely on money from the Activity & Service Fee
because agencies using the fees cannot profit,
only has about $11,000 right now. The first
payment to publisher Herff Jones for the 2008
book would have been $15,000 in March.
"We saw a trend of the operating money
decreasing and decreasing in the last few
years," Day said. "We wanted to cut it before
we had an even bigger problem."
But Diana Delgado, Tower Yearbook's
"We saw a trend of the operating
money decreasing and decreasing
in the last few years. We wanted to
cut it before we had an even big-
SG secretary of sponsorships
editor in chief for its 2007 edition, said Day's
financial assessment was misleading.-
The yearbook prints 250 issues, and ad-
vertisers pay. between $500 and.$600 for one
page in the book, not perbook. She added they
were all aware of the small number of books
-According to a report by yearbook pub-
lisher Herff Jones supplied by Delgado, the
company was already turning things around.
Book sales were up from 87 in 2006 to 150 in
2007, according to the report.
The report also detailed Herff Jones' mar-
keting plan to increase book sales to 3,000
within two years by using tactics such as tar-
geting campus cubs and alumni.
Day said he didn't think many students
would notice the removal, citing a report
released by SG's Research Cabinet director,
Moses Divaker. According to the report, less
than 40 percent of students polled knew the
Delgado said Divaker's research was
also questionable. The survey sample of 161
students around the Reitz Union Colonnade
should not represent all students, she said.
Delgado said she didn't hear about the bill
until the morning of July 10, while others on
the staff received the news by July 9 at the
"We weren't informed at all," she said.
"We think the way they handled it was really
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originally published in the May
15 edition of the Alligator.
By ANDREW TAN
The raging wildfire- that has
claimed more than 100,000 acres
of land in Georgia and Florida
expanded on May 14, bringing the
burn time for the blazes to about 10
At a press conference, Columbia
County spokesman Harvey
Campbell announced that the fire
had jumped into the Fairview area
An injury from the fire was also
reported. A firefighter, who fell off a
ladder, was hospitalized.
However, the fire in Columbia
-County near Lake City was just one
of the many fires in the state.
On May 8, a fire flared up in the
region, causing the smell of a barbe-
cue gone wrong to permeate much
The sun, filtered by the smoke,
gave parts of Gainesville an orange
tint. By evening, ash could be seen
falling from the hazy skies.
Alachua County officials pe-
riodically issued warnings that
smoke from the north was reducing
Danny Hinson, an Alachua
County Division Emergency
Management Planner, said the fire
was about 80 percent contained. The
county had not lost any property,
and there were no reported deaths
in the county from the blazes, he
On May 11, the fire, which was
ignited from a lightning strike on
Bugaboo Island in Georgia, moved
into Columbia County and dwarfed
an existing fire that was burning in
the Alachua County region.
"I thought our 18,000-acre fire
was huge," Hinson said.
Frank Armijo, Lake City fire
chief, said his firefighters had been
working 40 hours straight to help
contain the Bugabpo blaze.
He said firefighters would work
on the brush fire for about 16 hours
and then returned back to Lake City
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to fill a 24-hour shift in case a fire
happened within the city.
However, firefighters were work-
ing 40 hours with only 24 hours off.
"They're doing a heckuva job out
there," he said.
Another result of the Bugaboo
fire was the closings of Interstate 75
and Interstate 10 in North Florida on
May 11,12 and 13.
Michael Burroughs, spokesman
for the Florida Highway Patrol, said
the decision to close parts of 1-75
and 1-10 was influenced by four car
crashes that were reported within 45
minutes of each other.
Burroughs said the cars crashed
because of a lack of visibility. People
would just enter into a wall of
smoke, he said.
Alan Long, a UF professor in
the School of Forest Resources and
Conservation, said some of the
causes of brush fires are lightning
and human activity.
Long said carelessness or deliber-
ate arson can start a massive forest
Additionally, he said, part of
the difficulty in fighting fires such
as those is that it can be hard to get
in front of the fire because of the
He said the lack of roads that go
into forested areas can also make it
difficult to fight a fire.
Alligator Staff Writers Drew
Harwell and Charles Roop contributed
to this report.
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Cuts could affect plans
Editor's note: This story was originally
published in the July 10 edition of the
By ANDREW TAN
Statewide budget cuts hit home when
city and county officials considered dosing
an office integral to local plans to end home-
On July 6, City Manager Russ Blackburn
unveiled a proposed budget amendment for
fiscal year 2008, which runs from October
to December, that eliminates city funding
for the City of Gainesville/Alachua County
Office on Homelessness.
The office, which began with the
implementation of the 10-Year Plan to End
Homelessness about a year ago, was de-
signed to open service centers, increase sup-
port programs and help the local homeless
population of about 1,000 people find homes
and steady jobs.
The city and the county have stated that
the closure of the office will not end the
-implementation of the plan.
The county, which makes up the other
half of the office's support, may also drop
the program. County Manager Randall Reid
said he will present his proposed budget this
afternoon, adding that if the city decides to
cut its part of the interlocal agreement that
funds the office, he will recommend the
county cut its funding also.
Jon DeCarmine, director of the office
and co-author of the 10-Year Plan, said the
department's fate is uncertain, but hopes the
city will continue to address the problems of
"I think they're undoing a lot of
Alachua County Housing Authority
Gail Monahan, executive director for the
Alachua County Housing Authority, said
she had concerns about how the elimination
of the office would affect the 10-Year plan.
"1 think they're undoing a lot of people's
work," she said.
The city's budget cuts for the coming year
are the result of a cut in property taxes that
the state Legislature passed in June.
In a budget meeting, four commissioners
expressed opinions about keeping the office.
New meters unveiled
Editor's note: This story was origi-
nally published in the Aug. 9 edition
of the Alligator.
By THOMAS STEWART
SAlligator Contributing Writer
According to a MySpace profile, she's
25 and lives in Gainesville.
She's not a real person, though. She's
actually a donation campaign for the
homeless called "Give a Better Way!" be-
ing launched by the city.
At a press conference Aug. 9, the city
kicked off the campaign and unveiled six
new homeless donation meters situated
near University Avenue and the down-
The donation meters take coins, and
the Web site gainesvillegives.org accepts
funds through PayPal.
Both resources offer people a way to
donate money to the homeless without
violating the new panhandling ordi-
nance, according to the city's Web site.
-The ordinance, passed unanimously
by the City Commission on July 23, has
resulted in only one arrest as of Aug. 9,
said GPD spokesman Lt. Keith Kameg.
City spokesman Bob Woods said the
meters and the Web site can help resi-
dents to "maximize their contributions."
"If you give a few cents to a panhan-
dler, you can't be sure what happens to
that money," Woods said. "But when
you donate through our
Summer ... campaign, you have the
Catch-up assurance that that money
is going directly to pay for
services that are intended
to support the homeless population."
He added that as little as $3 can pay
for a full meal, so any amount helps.
The funds willbe givento the Alachua
County Coalition for the Homeless and
The refurbished parking meters can
hold about $35 to $40 and cost about
$190 to $200 to refurbish and install, said
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City Commission decides to prohibit panhandling
Gainesville homeless advocates split on issue
Nicole Safker, Alligator Stall
A man panhandles near the intersection of West University Avenue and 13th Street. The City Commission
voted in July to prohibit panhandling.-
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By ANDREW TAN
The red light is there wait-
And so are they.
Once the cars stop, the
panhandlers begin to ask for
money some want it for them-
selves, others for their charity.
Nevertheless, the practice
may become a thing of the
In a unanimous vote, the
Gainesville City Commission
approved an ordinance in July
that prohibits panhandling
from both individuals and or-
The ordinance prohibits the
exchange of money between
motorists and people on side-
walks or medians.
Commissioner Craig Lowe
said, "I think this is very much
a safety issue," going on to cite
the small size of the median at
the intersection of Waldo Road
and East University Avenue as
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split on the issue.
Jon DeCarmine, direc-
tor of the Alachua County /
City of Gainesville Office on
Homelessness; said he sup-
ported the measure because
panhandlers can .create a
negative view of Gainesville's
DeCarmine said a study in
April showed that out of 22
panhandlers, 12 were home-
less, which is
Summer about 1 percent
.; of the Gainesville
... homeless popu-
However, homeless advo-
cate Pat Fitzpatrick said he was
against the measure.
"What the city is doing
is un-Christian and un-
American," he added.
Fitzpatrick said many of the
panhandlers he has met are
He added he knows them
David Herbert, who pan-
handled on Archer Road in
July, said the measure will
drive the homeless into park-
ing lots and may cause some to
steal to survive.
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32, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2007
UF removes phone lines from most dorm rooms
Editor's note: This story was
originally published in the June
21 edition of the Alligator.
By KATIE SANDERS
Alligator Contributing Writer
The only use UF sophomore
Pauletta Findlay found for the
phones in the Jennings Hall dorm
rooms last year was when she and
her friends used them all simulta-
neously to call for tickets to Gators
"I used to use all the phones off
of the floor, especially when I went
over my minutes," she said.
However, students living in
residence halls weren't able to use
Findlay's strategy after the break
between summer terms.
Beginning June 22, phone lines
were removed from every dorm
room on campus except for the
rooms of resident advisers, said UF
sophomore and Jennings Hall RA
Nikea Aytes. She said the phone
lines are being taken out due to
lack of use.
"The residents I've talked to are
not angry," she said. "They are just
Aytes said all RAs are given a
pager for emergency reasons, but
the room phone will be used for
"Whenever we are on call
on weekends and
Summer nights, or if there is
Catch-up a lockout or emer-
gency, the person at
the front desk will call the room
phone," Aytes said.
She said the cost of living in
residence halls will supposedly go
down, but Housing and Residence
Education officials -were unavail-
able for questioning.
Senior MarinaFoote, an RA at
Broward Hall, said most freshmen
that arrived in summer B would
not even realize that phone jacks
used to be in the rooms.
Milan Patel, a UF freshman,
heard about the change from a
friend at UF. Patel, who is staying
in Graham Hall, called the line re-
movals a disruption of privacy.
"That means you have to give
your cell phone number to every-
one," the future chemical engi-
neering major said.
SFreshman Sean Logan, who is
living in Simpson Hall, said the
change is unsafe.
"If your cell phone wasn't
working, you would have no way
to call for a medical emergency,"
Foote said in the case of an
emergency, students are more
likely to get an RA for help instead
of calling 911 on their land lines.
"In emergency situations, that's
what RAs are for," she said.
Senior Chris Rokicki, the hall
director of Weaver Hall, said com-
munity phones would remain in
each living area.
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Spruced-up Hub receives computers from CIRCA
Editor's note: This story was
originally published in the June
14 edition of the Alligator.
By HOLLY GIBBS
Alligator Contributing Writer
For students who want to
simultaneously work on a com-
puter and enjoy a fresh cup of
coffee, the newly renovated Hub
will be the place to go.
CIRCA, the Center for
Instructional and Research
Computing Activities, was set to
provide computers for the Hub
by the end of the summer. The
cost of the computers was yet to
Mark McCallister, assistant di-
rector of the Office of Academic
Technology, said 16 computers
will be added to the southeast
comer of the study facility for
students to use. There will also
be five computers with video
tape decks to support multime-
"Students are needing in-
creasingly complex multimedia
capabilities to.support academic
work," McCallister said in an
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The newly renovated Hub was set to receive a batch of computers by the end of the summer. Those
computers were to be provided by CIRCA.
Pay-per-page black and color
laser printers will also be avail-
Students will be able to print
from either the provided com-
puters or wirelessly from their
"It was in the plan from the
beginning of the design to pro-
vide a few computers for Internet
access," McCallister said.
The computers available to
students will be similar to ones
in other CIRCA labs, said Jim
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34, ALLIGATOR E THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2007
Local expert featured on 'Shark Week'
Editor's note: This story was
originally published in the July
31 edition of the Alligator.
By JENNIFER BINGAMAN
Alligator Contributing Writer
George Burgess has seen more
sharks than surgeries in his life-
time, but it's the scalpels that have
left the scars.
He's had seven operations on
his knees since 1974. The scars vary
in length, from a few inches on his
right knee to the roughly foot-long
scar running vertically on his left.
One contributing factor to his
left knee giving out was how often
he's had to lift sharks for his job
as director of the Florida Program
for Shark Research at the Florida
Museum of Natural History.
Burgess was the expert on the
documentary "Ocean of Fear:
Worst Shark Attack Ever," which
kicked off the 20th annual Shark
Week series on the Discovery
Channel this summer.
The two-hour documentary
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near shark fossils in Dickinson Hall.
chronicled the experiences of some
of the men who survived the larg-
est single shark attack incident in
Burgess traveled the country in-
terviewing survivors of the July 30,
1945, attack on the USS Indianapolis
by a Japanese submarine that left
men floating for four days and five
nights in the shark-infested waters
of the Philippine Sea. Even though
he's a scientist, Burgess, 57, said he
didn't have any trouble interview-
ing the former Navy soldiers.
"They opened up their souls,"
He said there were many tear-
ful moments as a few of the Navy
soldiers talked in-depth about their
experiences for the first time.
"I've been involved in autop-
sies," said Burgess, who has had to
look at victims of shark attacks as
part of his job research. "I've never
been so moved as in interviewing
Every survivor he interviewed
had something to live for. Burgess
said he thinks its one of the reasons
"For some it was a girlfriend, a
wife, a mother or religion," he said.
"Whatever it was, it was something
at the end of the rainbow to help
The walls of his office have
shelves from floor to ceiling stuffed
with books about sharks, skates and
rays. One single shelf is devoted to
personal memorabilia. Next to the
shark teeth and a shark statuette
lies a white baseball cap with "USS
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world on a white board in his office.
Burgess said he enjoys represent-
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Very year, the first week of
school means new books,
Foreboding projects and a
stressful syllabus. But at the begin-
ning of this semester you can add
"free concert" to your otherwise
dreary agenda, thanks to a col-
laboration of the Reitz Union Band
Committee and Gator Nights.
Tomorrow, two prominent
Gainesville bands, Morningbell
and Dear and Glorious Physician,
will play a set to help lift the spirits
of those suffering from the back-to-
"This show is so great because
it's showing the new students
that the university embraces local
music," said Eric Atria, bassist for
-- he; bands, which have per-
ifrmed at the Orange and
Brew in the Reitz Union
many times before, each will be
playing 45-minute sets outside in
front of the venue, next to the duck
The show will start at 8 p.m.
and will conclude by 10 p.m.
Morningbell and Dear and
Glorious Physician both have
sounds reminiscent of the Talking.
Heads, but each band adds its own
twist to the mix. Momingbell's
psychedelic sounds and Dear
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tive, indie beat will both have the
crowd on their feet.
"It's two very entertaining
band, that have been around for a
:\-hule, Atria said. "We go beyond
and reach out to people who are
, voted fans of Morningbell
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the familiar glow of the
"$100 light show," the low-bud-
get, yet extreme, Christmas light
extravaganza that accompanies
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drums for Dear and Glorious
Physician, is looking forward to
playing an outdoor venue.
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than a lot of other bands," Westfall
said. "Our music is emotional and
lory Days Presents, a local
-. music promotions com-
pany run by Gainesville
resident Pat Lavery, is contributing
to the production of the show.
"Having come to Gainesville
as a student myself with only a
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Christmas lights at their concerts.
small knowledge of the local mu-
sic scene, I know how important
it is that the college sponsor local
music events to educate students
on the wide variety of great music
that the community has to offer,"
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: get their music out to the
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fans, and those just beginning their
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into, attending the free concert will
start your semester on a high note.
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a show," Atria said.
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By MARK KEREMEDJIEV
If you haven't discovered this yet, a keen
knowledge of movies can definitely enhance
your college education. Throughout your
years of schooling, whether you are a fresh-
man, grad student or anything in between,
you will find movies are a staple conversa-
tion piece. They bring us together and give
us all something in common or at the very
least, give you something to chat about with
that cute classmate sitting next to you.
So to help raise your movie IQ here's a
list, in no particular order, of 50 movies you
should see while at UF. These are not neces-
sarily the best movies ever made or 50 mov--
ies you should see before you die, but they
are movies that should be seen during the
tender, college age. They are movies that will
be referenced by peers, talked about in film
courses, or that can truly be appreciated now
that you have reached an appropriate age.
As a result, this is obviously a biased list.
There were many more movies that could
have been added to the list, but these 50 are
the most essential. I can tell you that you will'
have no regrets if you see all these movies in
It may seem like 50 movies is a lot, but
think of it this way: There are 52 weeks in a
year, so you only need to watch them at the
paltry rate of one film a week to finish in
a year which is really quite reasonable,
considering you weren't planning on going
to class anyhow.
The list starts with the quintessential col-
lege movie. This movie was revered by your
parents and will be revered by you. Both silly
and witty, the movie encapsulates what the
modem college experience is all about.
GOOD WILL HUNTING
Not just a great picture it also empha-
sizes the importance of education (you know,
why you're here) while highlighting the emo-
tional end of life.
THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN
Judd Apatow's masterpiece. Funny,
charming and clever, this movie willbe refer-
enced by your peers constantly ("You know
how I know you're...).
You have finally reached a point in your
life where you can fully appreciate not only
the importance, but also the subtleties of this
film. College is the right time to ask yourself
the questions this movie poses.
"Rule No. 76: No excuses, play like a
FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF
If you haven't figured out how to relax
and enjoy life at least a little, watch this film
itis practically a survival guide to college.
Perhaps the most perfect screenplay ever
written. You have reached an age where
you can appreciate the details of the movie,
and therefore you should not waste another
moment of your life without watching thi
classic film; At the very least, you'll finally
understand what all your film-buff friends
are rattling on about.
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Now that you've had a decent American
history education (or if you need a crash
course for an exam), you can watch this
movie and appreciate its full sweep. Plus it's
a great comedy/tearjerker, so it's a great date
This is THE classic movie. You need to
watch it, if for no other reason than after see-
ing it, you can argue with your film school.
buddies about its significance in American
An important movie about the Holocaust.
It is very mature and very disturbing. You
can now truly understand its significance,
and you should watch it during these impres-
Perhaps Kevin Smith's greatest movie.
It will give you plenty to talk about in the
cafeteria for years to come, and a wealth of
A cult classic that is truly a pleasure to
watch. If you haven't heard anything about
it, that's even better. Check it out; at the very
least, the opening theme is amazing.
Due to both this movie's absurd nature
and Gainesville's proximity to Miami, you
really do need to see Tony Montana's esca-
pades in college.
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
The classic chick flick, but with more to
say. This movie can be watched with friends
or on a date and will have a great effect in
Really, this is THE gangster movie, and if
you haven't seen if by college, you had better.
Otherwise someone is going to make you an
offer you can't refuse.....
After you graduate, you are still going
to be filled with questions. This movie will
A modern, philosophical classic set in
a martial arts world. Great special effects
and a great story this movie is one of our
generation's defining films.
THE ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS
College is a time when you will probably
become invested in a real relationship (not
those petty high-school flings). As a result,
you will experience loss, pain and conflicting
emotions. This movie will. mirror all those
feelings and leave you with a better apprecia-
tion of their importance.
STAR WARS (IV, V AND VI)
Seriously, if you haven't seen these mov-
ies yet, get to work. They are constantly refer-
Senced (and not only by nerds), but are really
Enjoyable films even after 20 years.
The classic '80s film. Tom Cruise was still
sane, and the F-15's still rocked. Check this
movie out. It's fun to watch with friends any
night of the week.
BACK TO THE FUTURE
Just pure fun. Robert Zemekis directed a
great movie that deals with time travel while
still having both a humorous and dramatic
One of the ultimate chick flicks, but guys
and girls alike need to see it to understand the-
anatomy of these types of movies.
You need to see at least one of Quentin
Tarantino's films in college (trust me, it's the
right time), so why not see the best?
One of the best romantic comedies ever
produced. It is particularly pertinent around
the holiday season. If you are looking for a
cheap, fun date, rent this movie.
Not a particularly good movie, but quot-
ed so often that it is necessary to see before
To understand what an action movie
should be, you need to see one of the greatest
action movies ever made. Watch it around the
holiday season to get the full effect.
Ridley Scott's tribute to film noir. It covers
both the sci-fi and private eye genres at the
same time. It's a great film, and it makes for a
good reference in several essay topics.
At least one horror movie had to make
the list it might as well be one of the most
recognized ever made.. Stanley Kubrick's
version of this classic Stephen King story is
disturbing and dark.
THE BIG LEBOWSKI
White'Russians. That is all.
SHAUN OFTHE DEAD
Turns the whole zombie genre on its head.
A perfect parody of any George A. Romero
While in college, you need to see at least
one film by Kurosawa. His retelling of King
Lear fits the bill. Trust me, it is worth watch-
MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL
Funny, even to this day. This movie will
cause you to view the world in a completely
different manner, and that's a good thing.
Before you-enter the work force, it's best
to understand what it will mean to enter the
work force. It will also make you hate the
phrase, "Looks like somebody's got a case of
Funnier than Road Trip, this movie epito-
mizes what we all hope to get out of a trip to
Europe. Good luck, and do it before the Euro
becomes even stronger....
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MOVIES, from page 40
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN
If you haven't seen the first
"Pirates" movie yet, do. It has pro-
vided inspiration for quotes, deco-
rations and costumes, and it also
revived the pirate-themed party,
which is truly the best one.
This is the greatest parody film
ever made. Mel Brooks shines as
both director and actor in this classic
spoof of sci-fi movies.
When you go home halfway
though college, this is what you're
going to experience. Brace yourself.
NORTH BY NORTHWEST
You need to see a Hitchcock
movie while in college, and this is a
BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE
Michael Moore is an indispens-
able college conversation piece, so
you should see at-least-one of- his
films. This one is both entertaining
and thought provoking.
HAPPY GILMORE/BILLY MADISON
Childish and silly, but both are
still worth seeing.
REQUIEM FOR A DREAM
There are certain things you re-
ally shouldn't do, and this movie
will scare you out of doing them.
See it before someone in college
AMERICAN PIE (I, II AND III)
SEven though they're more geared
toward high school, these movies
have become staples of American
Such a ridiculously '80s film
that it belongs in a category all to
itself. Everyone needs to see an '80s
Arnold action flick. This is the best,
but really any of them will do. It is
recommended that you watch this
with guys much more entertain-
Bill Murray's greatest role. This is
a funny movie that will ask you to
question the important goals of your
life at an age when you should be
thinking about them.
The first one is still scary, and the
second one is fun. For the perfect
example of a classic movie and a
classic sequel, these movies need to
DUMB AND DUMBER
It should be seen if only for the
reason that you'll be able to quote
it along with everyone else. If you
don't get it when someone says,
"Kick his ass, sea bass," you'll look
dumb (or dumber, of course).
EVIL DEAD II/ARMY OF DARKNESS
Before Sam Raimi became famous
for directing Spiderman, he made
this oddball set of movies. Campy
and low budget, they are entertain-
ing and worth watching in the
A semi-disturbing introspection
into American culture disguised as a
comedy. You can't help but laugh at
the absurdity of ourselves through
this ridiculous character. Hopefully
by watching this movie at the col-
lege age, you won't be too old to
snap out of backward ways.
The paradoxical movie that has
defined our generation.
There really is no explanation
needed. See this movie. Once you
do, you will finally understand
what all your friends have been
saying for the last few years ("Cool
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"Superbad" is funny. Really fun-
ny. A tuall] it'll make you hysteri-
cal. T1ii comedy manages to remain
witty during its entire 114-minute
runtime and never slows down for
more than a beat.
The story follows three friends,
Seth (Jonah Hill), Evan (Michael
Cera, of "Arrested Development")
and Fogel/McLovin (Christopher
Mintz-Plasse) in the events sur-
rounding a big, end-of-high-school
The idea is nothing new.
Following a bunch of high-school
misfit virgins in their quest to "do
the deed" has been done so many
times that "Not Another Teen
Movie" was made to spoof them.
But rather than that fact taking away
from this film, the movies that have
come before serve as a foil to under-
line the excellence of "Superbad."
The same situation occurred
with "Knocked Up," and the in-
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Fogell and Seth in the latest Judd Apatow/Seth Rogan comedy, 'Superbad.'
"Superbad" to be funnier than
"Knocked Up," but the two are so
similar in humor and .overall feel
that it is difficult to say one is truly
better than the other. These two
movies therefore present opposite
ends on a "theme magnet," which is
why they work together rather than
drive each other apart. "Superbad"
also strengthens "The 40-Year-Old
Virgin" group's status.as the current
"it" comedians. Popular comedy
travels in waves: There was the Jim
Carrey wave, the SNL wave and the
Frat'Pack wave. Now, it's the geeks
wave because let's face it, all the
comedians in these movies are huge,
To really see how well "Knocked
Up" and "Superbad" work together,
they should probably be watched
together they are a modem
statement about comedy and life.
Whereas "Knocked Up" makes the
point that it is okay to grow up and
adult life is fun, "Superbad" revels
in the juvenile.
This theme is exemplified by
characters played by Seth Rogan
(who wrote this film's screenplay
and starred in "Knocked Up" and
"The 40-Year-Old Virgin") and Bill
Hader. They play cops (supposed
authority figures) who are outra-
geous and childish. Scenes with
them and Mintz-Plasse are perhaps
the best in the movie and provide
slapstick contrast to the mile-a-
minute dialogue comedy from Cera
In fact, what really glues the
movie together is the chemistry be-
tween the two of them. Both these
young come- '"
counterparts. In "Superbad," they
play off each other so elegantly that
neither one ever really steals a scene.
At first one might be tempted to
think that Jonah Hill was running
the show, but upon reflection it is
cear that without Michael Cera's
understated lines, there would be
no depth, to the humor. This new
comedy team is king of the one-two
punch. Hill's jokes hit the viewer
right away, while Cera's take a bit
of time to ferment. When combined,
there is no break in the humor, leav-
ing the audience helplessly laughing
for minutes at a time.
Ultimately, "Superbad" is a sar-
dine can of a movie. It is packed
tightly and has such a strong flavor
that you are either going to love it or
hate it, but either way, it is worth try-
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When director Matthew Vaughn
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of helming "Stardust," I hoped the
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humanity would have two additional
squandered adaptations stinking up
the place and making the hole in the
ozone layer even bigger.
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sunburned haven't drastically in-
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at being a charming fantasy comedy
"Stardust" is based on the novella
written by Neil Gaiman (creator of
the "Sandman" graphic novels) and
illustrated by Charles Vess.
The movie stars Charlie Cox as
Tristan, a young man who ventures
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role as a sky pirate.
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and co-writer Jane Goldman have
kept Gaiman's trademark wit intact in
the process of adapting the novella to
film while lightening the mood a bit.
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words conveyed, presumably to at-
tain a PG-13 rating. The screenwriters
also seem to have added more jokes to
further lighten the proceedings.
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tensive touring worldwide (including to the
prestigious Roskilde Festival in Denmark),
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Allstars still enjoy appearing in Gainesville
"We try to make it to the Atlantic about
once every other month or so," said Spamr
Allstars' Andrew Yeomanson, more com-
monly known as DJ Le Spam.
It must be that time again, because the
band will be performing there Saturday.
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improvisational electronic We tr
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with Latin, funk, hip hop ery ot
and dub to create a unique Andrew Ye
sound. Andrew Yeo
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spired by their mix of music.
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Atlantic, and it more or less was what opened
us up to playing Latin/Afrobeat/world mu-
sic in the first place," said Umoja Orchestra
member David Borenstein. "We pretty much
decided that night we saw
:o make it to the them to form a band."
about once ev- The Spam Allstars' in-
er month or so. struments and equipment
include turntables, sam-
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ember F timbales, saxophones,
flute, trombone, conch
shells, congas, bata and the Cuban tres.
The band will be promoting their recently
released CD, called "electrodomesticos,"
which was produced by DJ Le Spam himself.
The CD took roughly 18 months to record,
and it's no wonder considering they had more
than 200 shows during that time, and they
played about three or four gigs a week.
To see them in action, catch the Spam
Allstars at the Atlantic Saturday at 10:30 p.m.
Doors open at 10 p.m. To make it a Spam
sandwich, the band will play two 45-minute
sets, with the break filled with a DJ set by Le
Spam., who offered some advice for the show.
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and catch his drumstick," Yeomanson said.
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member has to give it back to him."
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Students float on rented tubes at one of the seven springs at
Ginnie Springs. The park is popular for diving and tubing.
If you're not quite ready for
summer to be over but don't want
to travel more than an hour to get
to the nearest beach, cut your drive
in half and spend the day at one of
the freshwater springs just north of
The popular- Ginnie Springs
has 500-year-old trees that loom
over the blue-green water and
create shaded spots for the park's
picnic tables. The pa
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ploring the seven Ginnie Springs
"A lot of University
of Florida students will come here
and chill out for the day," said park
employee Cathy Francis.
Inner tubes, kayaks, scuba gear,
volleyballs and about anything else
you could want to rent for the day
are available at the shop near the
General admission ranges from
$3 to $12.
The park opens at 8 a.m. and
closes 30 minutes before sunset,
and it is located in High Springs at
7300 NE Ginnie Springs Road.
Next door, Blue Springs Park has
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spring, where the water is 24 feet
deep. White sand beaches span 50
yards around the large swimming
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people spring, and there
paper. is a place to sit
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the spring runs
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noe, tube or kayak.
Canoes and floats can be rented
at the entrance of the park.
Campgrounds, grills and picnic
tables are also available, and there
are hiking paths throughout the
spring's property. Guests can enjoy
a game of volleyball or horseshoes
for free with a valid ID.
General admission ranges from
$3 to $10.
The park is located in High
Springs at 7450 NE 60th St.
Poe Springs Park offers a more
serene atmosphere ideal for stu-
dents who just want to float along.
"The park doesn't get as much
traffic as the other springs'" said
Karl. Dowda, the director of the
park. "Most people come here to
read the paper."
It is a family-orientated place
and alcohol is not permitted, but
grills are located around the park
Visitors may see wild turkeys,
beavers, red foxes, otters, deer, her-
ons or turtles in the water or along
The park is 202 acres of hilly
woodland and fields, .making it
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Entrance fees range from $3 to
$5 depending on age.
Rental floats are located at the
The park is open from 9 a.m. to
sundown and is located in High
Springs at 28800 NW 182nd Ave.
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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
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MOVE IN TODAY!
Charming 1/1 and 2/1 apartment homes!
Next to UF, Shands, and Butler Plaza!
Water included! Pets welcome!
SPECIAL LOW RATES starting at $649!
Call now! 352-376-1248 -
al For Rent
MINUTES FROM UF!II
313's from only $486 per Bdrm
414'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 Routel
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
BIG APT, small price
2 bedrooms starting at $395p/person
FREE tanning, Aerobic Center
BBQ grills, Pets Welcome
Just 1.3 mi to UF 377-7401
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All Inclusive Ind. leases
Big 2/2s 3/3s & 4/4s
Filling fast Lease now
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Luxury 2/2 and 3/2l
24-Hr Gym*Fum Avail
Leasing Now andFalll 367-9910
BIG AND CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq ft $650
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $725
1800 NW 4th St.. Over 20 houses also
available 373-4423 wwwv.maximumre.com
PARTYI! THEN WALK HOME!
Luxury 1/1s and studios for fall
Wood floors avail, W/D, pets
LUXURY 2/2.5 TOWNHOUSE
ACROSS THE STREET FROM UF
2 Balconies, W/D, Alarm
2 blocks to campus!!!!
Open late! 371-0769
S For Rent
Don't Be Homeless!
Move-in early August!
Downtown Studios, 1/1s, 3/3THs
Bike to UF It's less than 1 mile away!
Large Apartments Small Rent!
Limited Availability! 338-0002
2br, 3br or 4br Move-in Aug
and pay no rent in Sept! Close to UF,
pets adored, tennis, bball, 2 pools
376-2507 or www.bivenscove.com
,*NO MOVE IN COSTS*
Starting at $499bdr
2BR TH & 3BR Flats
Walk to UF/Pet friendly
Museum Walk *379-WALK
Brand new 2BR/2BA condos for rent 3 blocks
from UF. Be the first to live in these luxurious
and beautiful condos. $1600 per month. Call
AVOID THE TRAFFIC &
WALK TO CLASS
2 Bedrooms from $779/mo
HUGE 2 and 3BR's from $739!
Pool, gym, clubhouse.
Park Free @ UF. Pets ok.
Located in Butler Plaza
Call Now 373-1111
Whales, Elephants, & Dinosaurs
OK, now that we have you thinking BIG, think
BIG rooms, BIG amenities, and BIG Savings
(until April 30th, 2007). 5 minutes from UF
and Shands.Open Weekends
Ask About Our Move In Specials
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW62nd Blvd 371-8009
Ask About Our Move-In Specials
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages,
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
.701 SW 62nd Blvd 373-6330
Gainesville's Best Kept Secretl
Unforgettable 1/1 and 2/1 apartments!
LIMITED TIME ONLY SPECIAL!
2/1 's for only $749/month!
Next to UF, Shands, Butler Plazal
Water included! Pets welcome!
Call today! 352-376-1248
ROOMMATE WANTED 3BR/2BA & 1BR
near UF 3BR/2BA $900/mo; 1BR $430/
mo.. Please call (904)400-2145 or E-mail
Walk to Shands/Vet School
Summit House Condominiums
1,700 SW 16th Court
1 and 2 BR units starting at $625/mo
Some 9 month leases avail
2 Sparkling pools and 2 laundry rooms
with smart card system. 376 9668
Office hours Mon Fri 10AM to 4PM
S l For Rent
I U II unfurnished
1, 2, & 3BRs starting @ $495, $595, & $795.
Spacious, separate dining rom, patios, Ig
laundry rms, cent H/AC. Italian file, verticles,
DW, W/D hk-up. Must see. Call 332-7700
Totally renovated, luxury loft apartment. Adult
grad students. Southwest Section, Sparrow
condo. $650/mo. Avail immediately 352-339-
4600 or 352-466-1007 8-31-20-2
GREAT LOCATION @ CAMPUS EDGE
3BR/2BA, W/D, DW, CH/AC. Newly
renovated/appliances. Comm pool & fit-
ness ctr. $1250/mo + utils. 1 yr lease. Avail
mid-July. 954-554-6058 or 954-554-6042
Apt for RENT OR FOR SALE $700/mo. Water
& sewer incl. New AC, new water heater.
2BR/2BA IN BRANDYWINE
Call 352-562-4091 8-27-15-2
Available in Fall. 1-2-3 bedrooms, Hardwood
floors, fans, porches, downtown. No dogs.
1st-last-security. 378-3704 8-31-19-2
Give your student a better start. You can buy
for less than renting. 1/2 acre (Two 1/4 acre
lots) 30 min from UF. Put mobile home on
it or build house. Low taxes, good schools
$21,500 Call 352-337-0967 8-23-12-2
Luxury townhome 1.5 yrs old. 3BR/2.5BA.
Great loc, min to 175, 20 min to UF. Pets
ok. $1300/mo. Cable & internet-ready. $80
util allow. W/D, CH/AC, equipped kitchen.
Owner/mgr. 352-472-9778 or 305-299-3485
CASABLANCA WEST 3BR 2.5BATH,
Porch, W/D hookups, pool, $895/rent
2735 SW 35th Place #201
Carl Turlinton Real Estate, inc. 372-9525
1 BR Loft Style
Starting at $650 mo
M-F 11-6 Sat 10-2
3006 SW 23rd St 377-5221
HUGE 2 BR 1 BA
W/D hookups. Pets OK
Walk to Vet School
$700 mo. Move in today!
377-5221 CMC LLLP
Lic. Real Estate Broker
Equal Housing Oppty.
MILL RUN CONDO
Nice place close to campus 2 BR/1.5 BA ap-
prox 1,000 sq ft. W/D hookups. Below market
rent $675/mo Call 352-379-0619 Leave msg.
Rooms 2 open. Cable TV & TV max cable.
$90 p/w covers all. Priate locked room. On
bus route. Out Hawthorne Rd. 376-0384
leave name and number if I am not there will
respond fast. 8-23-10-2
NEWTOWNHOUSE 1.5 MILES FROM UF!!
Luxury 3BR/3.5BAwith a 2 car garage.Maple
cabinets, ceramic tile, extensive trim work,
and granite throughout. Great deal at $1800/
mo. Please call 352-371-1245 for more info.
Haile condo. 2BR/2.5BA. Walk to Haile
Village area, jogging path. Back deck &
enclosed porch. Quiet area. Magnolia Walk.
Mature only. $1000/mo 727-776-7653 for
0000****1/2 BLOCK FROM CAMPUS.0***
Fully equipped 1BR condo. Covered parking.
Near Univ & 13th. 1 year new. Sec alarm.
Great location. Avail Aug 15 or sooner.
$925/mo OBO annual lease. 904-398-0038
QUAINT HAILEY GARDENS CONDO
2362 SW 42 Way. 2/2.5, 2 yrs old. near UF/
Shands. Tile kitchen/bath, carpet elsewhere,
Ig scr porch. $950/mo + dep. No lease. Seen
by appt only. 386-426-1340, 386-212-2422.
THE DUCKPOND AREA
1BR in 3BR house w/living & dining rm.,
kitchen, garage, front & back yard. $325/mo
+ util. 352-256-3800 8-24-10-2
1BR 3 Blocks to UF & Shands! s.
W/D, central A/C, tile/pergo,
w/in closet, luxury kitchen, DW
ample parking & privacy, bus route
No pets/smoke $700 352-362-6410 8-
ROCKY POINT MOVE RIGHT IN!
140 Luxury 1,2 & 3BR Apts. Clubhouse, pool
& private fenced yards, Pets OK. 3100 SW
35th PI (1 bik behind Kangaroo St a$879mo
& up. 376-1619 12-5-71-2
SOUTHWEST VILLAS MOVE RIGHT IN!
100 1,2, & 3BRApts: Private Fenced Yards!
Pets OK 3643 SW 20th Avenue (1 block be-
hind Kash n Karry) $599/mo & up 336-9000
REGENCY OAKS MOVE RIGHT IN!
148 Luxury 1, 2 & 3BR Apts. Feature pool,
clubhouse gym, media center & much more!
Located at the corner of SW 34th St &Archer
Rd. $605/mo & up 378-5766 12-5-71-2
ARCHER WOODS MOVE RIGHT IN!
74 1 & 2BR Apts.Exc. Location! Newly reno-
vated & pool. 3020 SWArcher Rd $599/mo &
up. 373-8727 12-5-71-2
OAK GLADE MOVE RIGHT INI
150 1 & 2BR Apts. County living in the city
Private, gated courtyards. Pets OK 3427 SW
30th Terr. $525/mo & up. 372-6422 12-5-
***1/1 Apt in Quadriplex. Spacious tile
wall-to-wall. Awesome location. Pet friendly.
3820 SW 38th Street. Call for details 352-
***4BR/2BA tile wall-to-wall. Spacious.
Awesome location. Large fenced in yard. Pet
friendly. Call for details. 352-494-8959***.
2BRs avail for Grad/Serious students $425
priv bath or $350 shared + 1/3 utilities. 386-
1BR/1BA overlooking creek, fireplace,
washer/dryer, new stainless appliances.
Quiet, 3 miles to Shands on bus rea-. $650
1st/last and sec dep. 352-505-4086. 9-14-
WALK TO SHANDS/VA2 MIN
2BR/1BA upscale remodel, Summit
House, overlooking pool, by laundromat.
All new fridge/auto icemaker, gas range,
DW, disposal, micro., lazy Susan, remote
cont ceiling fans, wd cabinets, wd/tile firs,
track lighting. Water, sewer, garbage, pest.
$895 Dep + 1st mo rent. Aug.. 359-6785,,
WALK TO SHANDS 2 MIN
2BR/1BA overlooking pool, by laundromat,
Summit House. New carpet, paint, flooring
vanity, etc. Water, sewer, garage, pest. $700-
$745. Dep & 1st mo rent. Aug. 359-6785,
3 BLKS FROM UF
1 or 2BR/1 BA Apt. All utils incl. except cable
and phone. $625/mo Call Carol 377-3852
OAK BROOK WALK. 8 min walk to
Campus. Large 2BR/2BA Beautiful pool
and grounds. Internet. Utility rm w/ W/D. Call
813-951-5267 or 863-602-9683. 8-27-6-2
HAILE PLANTATION VILLAS 2/2.5 TH
Wood laminate, washer/dryer, vaulted ceil-
ings, $950/rent, 9754 SW 52nd Road
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
NEAR NATURE 5 MI T&UF
Large 3BR/2BA home. Wood floors, fire-'
place, hottub, pool table. $1350/mo. 106 SE
71stTerr. Call 352-316-1637 9-7-14-2
Avail Aug 11 3BR/1BA in quiet NE area.
Prefer prof/grad student. Cute house, hdwd
firs/tile/carpet. Attached laundry w/washer,
storage & office area. Nice landscaping,
fenced backyard. Sm indoor pet ok. $950/.
mo $1000 dep. 352-284-3961, 284-3849
50, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2007
1BR Apt. $525/mo Quiet neighborhd, green
space, trees, priv patio, near UF, bus line,
parking, spacious, adorable kitchen, carpet-
ed, fans, no dogs 1807 NW 10th St. Seeking
calm, quiet, stable, mature tenant. 376-0080
2BR Apt $675/mo Quiet nghbrhd, green
space, trees, near UF, bus line, prkg, spa-
cious rms, adorable kitchen, CHA, WD hkup,
tile firs, fans, no dogs, 1830 NW 10th St.
Calm, quiet, stable, mature tenant. 376-0080
NW 3rd Ave 4BR, new construction town-
house. Large shared living areas, pvt BRs
w/on-sliiitebaths. 3 Blks from UF. Wireless
internet incl. $675/Rm. Call 352-262-7326
WOODSIDE VILLAS off Tower Rd. 7200 SW
8th Ave. 2.5BR/2BA. Incl storage/laundry rm.
Newer appliances. Also DW & dryer. Pool,
new carpet/tile/paint. Bus rte. Smoke-free;
no pets. $850/mo Quiet. Call 352-339-6502
3BR/2BA House near UF. Beautiful hwd firs.
Lg LR, DR, and Family Room. Dishwasher,
CAC/H. Free laundry facilities. Fenced, land-
scaped yd. Monthly prepayment disc. 1019
NW 36th Dr. $1395 + utils. 773-206-1774
2BR/2BA apt. Oakbrook Walk.
Walking distance to Shands. Ready now.
$1150/mo. Contact Tony @ 786-229-5209
CRACKER LOFT HOUSE
1BR/1BA laundry incl. Dogs okay. Open floor
plan for one person or couple. $670/mo. 316-
1 BR WINDSOR PARK CONDO
Loaded kitchen, W/D, cent A/C, pool, tennis,
gym. 1 yr lease. No pets or smokers. $779 &
sec. 352-213-2503 8-27-5-2
HOUSE FOR RENT ACROSS ST FROM
UF LAW SCHOOL. 5BR/3BA w/appliances.
Single family or 2 grad students only. Contact
email@example.com or Henry at
352-622-7000 or 352-216-8806 9-4-10-2
3BR house. New A/C, new carpet &
wood flooring. On bus line 5 miles to UF.
Fencer,;4,rd. Ready to move into. Clean.
$875. Andree Realty 352-375-2900.
wwwAndreeRealty.com for pics. 9-4-10-2
WALK TO SHANDS
From Summit House Condo 1BR/1 BA, close
to pool on busline. Full kitchen, new carpet.
Only $600/mo. Andree Realty 352-375-2900
www.AndreeRealty.com for pics. 9-4-10-2
Beautiful Lakefront 1 person studio effi-
ciency in Melrose $550/mo includes utilities.
F/L dep. Swim, canoe, fish. on over 1 acre
of land, Will consider pets. Call Kevin at 352-
Nice 3BR/2BA, W/D 1.9 mi from
UF $1050/mo. Call 352-281-0190
Beautiful 2 BR Condo, adjacent to Campus,
walk to Shands and Vet school, $1100/MO,
top story, vaulted ceilings, pool, fitness cen-
ter, call (352)262-2871 9-19-20-2
Bike to UF & Downtown 2BR Duplex
Nice/Like New, tiled, wash/dry
hookup, fenced back yard $800/mo
Side A is occupied by students
1912B NW 6 ST. Call 352-871-6060 8-24-
74- 1 & 2 BR Apts
Exc. Location! Newly renovated& pool.
3020 SW Archer Rd
$599/mo & up 373-8727 12-5-71-2
2 BP6,F Spacious 3BR/3.5BA
,House unfurn, Alfinclusive util, cable/internet,
phone, w/d approx 6 blocks from campus & 1
mi to stadium $725/mo 352-219-5537
Patio Home in the Gardens @ Blues Creek
2000 s.f. 3BR/2BA/2CG, AC, Yd svc incl,
Pool, Appis, Secty, Internet hkups Bus Rte
Huge MBR $1400 F/US 7953 NW 48 Way
5 For Rent
$4501MO 1/1 VINTAGE HOUSE
walk to UF, by Leo's 706 on Univ Ave,
wood floors, porch, Ig yard, new stove,
photos www.rentalworkshop.com 352-
870-0904 or 352-318-4553 8-30-7-2
$425+utils=Great Price! Want mature, eco-
logical, F pro/grad st share beaut hist house
nr dwntwn, have sm dog, 2 cats. Top fir yours:
studio, BR/1/2BA Share Ig kit, BA, W/D. EZ
bike/bus to UF. No/Smoking/perfumes/other
pets, pis. Avail firstname.lastname@example.org
CRICKET CLUB II
Brand new 1, 2, & 3 bdrm
Conveniently located near
and SFCC. For more info. Call:
M-F 9-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5
Walk to UF
Luxury 212 condos.
MODEL NOW OPEN
For Sale or Lease
Corner of NW 3rd Place & 14th Street
Available Now walk to UF
1 Br pets allowed $375
1 Br washer/Dryer free
cox cable internet $775
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
1/1 remodeled. Walking distance to mall,
N FL Regional, Starbucks, and Bus Route.
$625. Call 352-745-0463 9-6-10-2
1920's Bungelow NE 10th St. W/D hk-ups.
Hardwood, fans, large backyard, excellent
condition, $900/mo No Dogs 373-3736 9-
APT IN HISTORIC DUCKPOND
Large 2BR/1.5BA 2 blocks from downtown,
amazing location, W/D, quiet. Available
September. 503 NE 4th Ave $695 per mo
2BR/2BA condo, screened lanai, storage
room, washer and dryer. Quiet NW area,
great for roommates 239-334-8119 8-29-
** 8 BLOCKS TO UF **
Big 2BR apt New carpet.
A/C $650/m6 375-8256
2215 SW 39th Dr. Mill Run. Redecorated &
new appliances $750/mo + dep. Call 376-
7801 or 871-7801 8-29-5-2
SPACIOUS DOWNTOWN HOUSE! 4BR 2
BA, W/ 2 kitchens, parquet floors, fireplace &
more, $1095/rent, 1525 NE 6th Terrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc 372-9525
BIKE TO CAMPUS Private 2BR duplex,
Ceramic tile, large fenced yard, $625/rent
3801 SW 17th Place
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
House for rent 3BR/2BA, $1385/mo.
5620 NW 22nd Place, convenient to UF.
Daytime Phone 352-317-0768
Evenings 386-496-2889 9-6-10-2
Close with avail Parking Windsor Hall Sgl
with Priv Bath Elec Water Trash Cable
Internet & Sec Sys incl for $625. Fall 07 thru
Jul 08 I Pay Parking if you take over Aug 18
*1/1 in a 2/2
*$535/mo. Incl cable & intemet
*willing to pay up to $100 for elec & water
*Apartment is in Hidden Lake
OContact Andrew at 813-892-4797 8-27-
SW G'VILLE. LARGE 1 BR, AVAIL NOW,
Aug. paid No dep/fees, 750 sqft, balcony,
patio, small pets OK! $700/mo. Call 352-
2 BLOCKS FROM UF STADIUM
2nd Ave. Spacious 1BR/1BA available now
-Aug 08. Take over lease for $819/mo. I will
pay 1st mo rent. Call Tadd 386-527-5525.
ONLY $300.00 monthly
Sub-lease Roommate wanted to fill
3rd bedroom. Sec & 1st mo rent paid.
Casablanca West Apts. Close to UF/3 bus
lines. Call Lucy @(813) 949-2440
$525, 1/1, SW 2nd Ave & 34th St. Central
air, walk-in closet, galley kitchen, priv patio.
Laundry on premises. Bike/bus to school.
Sublease 8/26 954-288-0106. 8-29-5-3
NICE HOUSE W./FENCED-IN YARD,
TROPICAL GARDEN, 2 blocks from
campus/13th St. Dogs allowed. 2 BRs avail
for 1 year fall-spr. 924 SW 5th Ave Call John
at 407-739-9401 8-29-5-3
Roommate Matchin E
Oxford Manor 3"77-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm.with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 12-5-71-4
Female roommate needed. Live in Beautiful
new house w/sec airm, bus stop, fast inter-
net, cable. Quiet area, pool. Avail in Aug.
$500/mo. Joyce 352-395-7462, 941-724-
FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED
For 2B/2BA apt at Looking Glass Apts. Only
steps from Campus, overlooking stadium!
Available in August. $550/mo. For more info,
contact 954-494-9856 9-6-30-4
*HANDYMAN SPECIAL* Disc 4 wk. Share
2B/2B MH Clayton Ests. $150 N/R dep.
$300/m $75/wk + 1/2 GRU. Furn room. Cab/
laundry&cook svc. N/A, N/D. Need vehicle.
Near bus/shops. Sm caged pet ok. 331-3666
Male, student, furnished efficiency on side
of private home for one person. Close to UF.
Male grad student preferred. No pets. Clean,
safe, patio, cable, $500/mo, with utilities in-
cluded. 378-2016 8-27-17-4
AVAILABLE OCTOBER 1ST
Quiet Student/Prof wanted to share condo.
Own BR w/ pvt BA, near UF on bus rt. $300
dep, $450/mo + 1/3 util. Short lease avail if
needed. Call 352-284-3961 or 352-870-4439
a ll Roommates
Female needed in a 1BR/1BA in a 3/2 town-,
house. Only $480 a month. Includes all utils,
internet, W/D, dishwasher, all amenities incl.
10 min from campus. Please call Kelli @ 386-
965-5752 or email email@example.com
00000******WALK TO UF000***
Need Roommate 2BR/2BA apt furn except
your room. Cable internet, pool. bus rte. Quiet
area. N/S, N/P. $400 + 1/2 util. Rey 561-358-
6392 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 8-23-9-4
LARGE ROOM IN NW HOME
Avail 8/15 Great neighborhood. $450/mo
includes utils, DSL, DVR, no pets. Prefer
mature, responsible, non-smoker, prof/grad
student. Call Scott 335-8209 8-24-9-4
MALE ROOMMATE FOR 2BR/1 BA
in Brandywine. $315/mo, $315 deposit +
cable & elec. Call 407-944-0088 8-24-9-4
NEED FEMALE ROOMMATE for a 3/2.
Clean, cozy & comfy apt. $400 includes
all! Buses 20 & 5 to UF; 1 exit from SFCC.
Non-smoking/No pets. Call 321-663-2323
SHARE 2BR CONDO. RTS stop right out-
side door. Convenient to UF at SW 29th &
-Archer. Pool, Sec alarm. Fully equipped.
Male, seriuos student. lyr lease $450/mo
+1/2 util 2007-08. Gator fan pref. 904-398- ,
]) l Roommates
Dilligent female student seeks same to share
3/2 condo on NW 39th Road. On bus route 5.
$400 per mo. triple + part of elec/cable. Call
Nadya 904-707-9381 or Ashley 904-463-
BRAND NEW ROOMS FOR RENT
313.5 furn. Attached bath, cable, utils.
Mins from UF. Conv bus rte. NS fe-
males pref. Rent $475-$525. Email: vr_
email@example.com 561-317-7732 8-23-5-4
Walk to campus, 3/2 Privately owned Condo.
2 rooms Available at $480 per room plus
1/3 utilities. Laundry room in unit. Quiet area
located off Archer on back of Campus. 12
month lease, move in right away. Call Jeff
$539 (will negotiate/Aug paid)
1 yr lease. Starts in Aug
1BR/BA BLDG 4 Female
Pics. 305-218-3779 8-23-5-4
1 bed/1 bath in a 4/4 condos for rent. $400 in-
clude all utilities and TV, intemet, phone. Very
close to Campus, on-bus 9 and 35.washer/
dryer. Quiet,secured entry. 2nd floor, gym,
volleyball and basketball, pool and jacuzzi
Call us at (352) 235-4762
or firstname.lastname@example.org 8-31-10-4
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2007 ALLIGATOR, 51
Female student needed to share a beautiful
3BR/2BA house. NW neighborhood. fenced
in backyard. W/D close to bus stop. 6 miles
from Santa Fe. $350/mo 1st/Last & deposit,
year lease. 772-341-1998 9-6-13-4
Roommate needed to share 4BR/2.5 BA
home in NW, 1.5 miles from UF. Must be NS
and no pets. $450/mo. incl utilities, cable tv, &
hs-internet. 284-0771. 8-24-6-4
PERFECT FOR GRAD/MED STUDENTS
Avail immediately, large room, w/pvt bath in
large home 5 min to UF.. $550/mo + utils
each. Newly decorated. Call 352-284-0979
WANTED: Clean female to share fully furn.
really nice 2BR/2BA 14x70 mobile home with
male on Archer Rd. 4 mi from UF. Pool, cent
H/AC, W/D, & phone.. No pets, rent $300 +
1/2 utils. 352-281-1415. 8-27-6-4
Roommate needed in Marchwood 2/2. Close
to UF & Butler Plaza, reserved parking, W/D,
cable tv & internet. $550/mo util incl Call
Amber 321-591-7067 8-23-4-4
2BRs in house close to Duckpond. Common
areas furn. W/D, DW, fenced backyard. Avail
7/1. $425/Mo each incl utils/basic phone,
$100 deposit. 352-338-0562, 904-829-1082
day 904-797-5487 evenings. 8-24-20-4
1 BR IN 3BR/2BA HOUSE
in NW area. 1.3 mi from UF. Cent A/C, hi-sp
internet, cable & all utils for $525. 352-231-
Roommate Needed $450/Month Student
Preferred All utilities included; washer/ dryer/
cable/ internet/ full. kitchen. Nice House 1.5
Miles north of campus. Pets okay. Contact
Adam 904-703-5253 or email@example.com
SUITE AVAIL NOW. 485 sqft. Across from
Presidents house. $675/mo. Couple or a
single. Share utils. Call 352-262-1975 8-
M/F to share 4BR/3BA house close to UF.
Clean, modern, recently remodeled, fully fur-
nished, nice neighborhood, yard, porch, WD.
NO smoking/pets. $370/mo + 1/4 util, Incl
cable/internet Call 386-212-1578 8-28-5-4
Sgl-mom w/ child looking to rent 1BR in
2BR/1BA apt. $550/mo includes rent &
elec. Located near Oaks Mall. Please con-
tact Christina immediately if interested at
352-642-3900. Need to rent before 9/03I!l
) *l Roommates
ROOMS FOR RENT IN NICE NW HOME
$350-420. 2-3m to university and santa fe.
Near bus route. W/D. Internet/Cable included.
Call 352-262-1560. 8-31-7-4
ROOMMATE WANTED TO SHARE 3BR/
2BA home with single female in quiet neigh-
borhood. Long or short term. $550 + utilities.
Includes W/D. 352-284-7655 9-13-15-4
FURNISHED ROOM READY FOR YOU!
1 BR for lease in 4BR/4BA Deluxe apt in the
Estates! Gorgeous & Clean Complex, On
Bus route, Only 3 mins to UF! 3 great female
roommmates Move in Today! Call 407-620-
2445 Malloryg5@yahoo.com 9-6-10-4
2BR APT W/PRIVACY FENCED YARD.
$325/mo 3 mi from UF on.bus route. Must be
dog-friendly. Call 352-284-5192 8-29-5-4
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
PRE-CONSTRUCTION, NEW, & EXISTING
CONDOS, TOWNHOMES, & HOUSES
FOR SALE NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE
PRICES. SEARCH- HERE OR RECEIVE A
FREE COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call Today,
352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
Houses and Condos -3 blks from UF!
Call Eric Leightman for all properties
Walking distance to UF. 2,3,4 brs.
Action Real Estate Call Eric at 352-219-
2879 or 352-331-1133 9-28-51-5
1BR 3 blocks to UF & Shands. Newly remod-
eled, central A/C, W/D, luxury kitchen, tile/
Pergo, DW, very & private, many upgrades,
big BR, ample parking, first floor, on bus
route. $98,900. 352-362-6410 8-29-108-5
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)0 Real Estate
Walk to UF and stadium from luxurious
Jackson Square Condominiums.
Built to last a lifetime Priced from mid-$250s
2/2 off Archer between campus & 34th St.
Just $126,9001 Fully furnished with washer/
dryer & all appliances. Eric Leightman Action
Realty 352-219-2879 9-28-51-5
Beautiful 1/1, 2/iz, & 3/3 condos just 1.5
miles from UF & on the busline! Plenty
of parking & fabulous amenities includ-
ing resort-style pool & spa, fitness room,
basketball & tennis courts. Prices start
at $119,900 with great buyer incentives.
Amy Buese, Realtor, 352-222-7890
Anita Smith, Realtor, 352-514-7789
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
ALE NDA .-.
I I. Li i ,..i C i I' Ii LIN 1
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION
CLOSE TO UF AND SHANDS
Starting in the mid $170's
Gated Community on Bus Route
2508 SW 35th Place
OPEN HOUSE Th & F 2-5, Sat 12-5
Contact Birdie Murnane, Venture Realty
of North Florida at 352-222-8888 or visit
Vision South Condo's
1016 SW 8th Ave.
1 BR & 2BR 2.5 BA Townhouses
Walk to UF
New, ready by September!
Price $174,000 & $287,000
Gore Rabell Realty 378-1387
M. M. PARRISH
Contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors at 1.800.755.0086 or visit the all
new mmparrish.com for more information
on our many condominium communities.
There's something for every lifestyle!. 12-
NEAR UF & OAKS MALL Woods Edge
Condo with LOFT. 1684 sq ft. 3BR/2BA.
PRICE REDUCED. MLS`279253 Built: 2004.
A MUST SEE! Call Bettye Stoney Allen.
- 352-318-3931 Century 21 John Merrill. 8-
4BR/4BA Condo for sale at Countryside.
Asking $150,000. Clean and tiled living area
and kitchen. Call Cesar, licensed realtor, at
1BR/1BA condo in shady, convenient
Creekside Villas. 2 miles to campus. Ground
floor. New laminate floors. Fully equipped
kitchen. Utility room. Ready to move in.
$78,000. Call 386-462-3066 8-23-13-5
Shopping for condos just got easier
For a Free on-line list of available properties
24/7. Campus Realty 336-3900 9-4-20-5
Homes Near UF NOWAvailable!.
Free Online List of Homes Near UF 24/7.
Campus Realty 336-3900 9-4-20-5
a I Real Estate
BRANDYWINE 2/1 CONDO FSBO
Partially furnished, tile floor, carpet, clean,
ready to move in. Bus or bike to campus
$85,000. Call 386-454-3435 leave mssg.
WALK TO UF/SHANDSNA/PK
1/1 condo, walk-in closet, dogwalk, $85k.
Call 352-870-8838 8-23-5-5
3BR/2.5BA townhome, 2436 NW 47th Lane,
close to shopping, bus, UF. New appli-
ances, AC/heat. Tile floor, patio, Lake view.
Pool/tennis. 1600 sq ft. Low Price $155,000.
Negotiable 352-224-5884 or 352-284-4138
As Is Bank owned Condos ih La Mancha
Carpet, appliances, some with furniture.
Easy to show 4BR/2BA. Call Bettye Stoney
Allen 352-318-3931 Century 21 John Merrill
FSBO-BEAUTIFUL 2.5/2 Condo
NEW STAINLESS STEELAPPLIANCES
HARDWOOD FLOORS, NEWW/D, $134,000
Call Nick-352-222-4109 for appt.. 8-31-10-5
OAK BROOK WALK. 8 min walk to
Campus. Large 2BR/2BA Beautiful 'pool
and grounds. Internet. Utility rm w/ W/D.
Lease option available. Call 813-951-5267 or
LUXURY NW TOWNHOME
2BR/2BA w/pool-& tennis. Great location
behind new Fresh Market. $171,900 or
$990/mo. Brookside Realty 352-475-3470
CUTE, VINTAGE DUCKPOND HOME
On large private lot. 2BR/1BA + study, wood
floors, detached garage/workshop. Quiet
street, great neighbors. $182,500. Call
Brookside Realty 352-475-3470 8-24-4-5
3BR/2BA, study/office, 2 car garage, 1600
SF in NW neighborhood, RUSTLEWOOD!
Oners are eager to sell! $212,900. CALL
TODAY for ALVIN C. TATE, REALTOR @
352-514-7328, Bosshardt Realty Services,
KENSINGTON NORTH TOWNHOME FOR
SALE. IMMACULATE CONDITION WITH A
PEACEFUL SETTING, 2 BEDROOMS, 2 1/2
BATHS, 5 MINUTES FROM UF, $151,900
$89,000 Brandywine 2/1 Condo for sale.
Brand new appliances. Screened porch with
outdoor carpet used as a game room. Lease
to buy option. Call Nem at 352-284-5897.
DON'T BUY A CONDO enjoy the privacy
of your own home near UFNA: 1400+ sq/ft
2BR/2BA w/many unique custom touches;
separate Living & Family rooms, extensive
tile, new carpet in BR's, Ig. kitchen, sky-
lites, screened porch, storage bldg. Backs
to Kanapaha Botantical Gardens. Below
comps at $159,500. Dennis @ RE/MAX
Professionals 339-4907 8-23-1-5
1 GREAT BUY 5 minutes to UFNA. Just
freshened-up, this 2BR/2 & 1/2BATownhome
offers new porcelain tile, interior/exterior
paint, new appliances & bath fixtures,
screened porches & jacuzzi. Private yard
for pets. Quiet cul-de-sac location, Move-
in "condition. $89,900. Dennis .@ RE/MAX
Professionals 339-4907 8-23-1-5
AMAZING STARTER OR STUDENT HOME,
less than 2 mi. to campus! 3/2, huge yard,
big kitchen, hot tub, Pergo floors, on major
bus routes. $199,000! FSBO 352-281-8774
BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-5-71-6
BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
a l Furnishings
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT- $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-7490
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 $1100
(352) 372-7490 12-5-71-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 12-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899 ,
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-5-71-6
"BEDS ALL BRAND NEW"**
"Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still'in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846. 12-5-71-6
Bed-All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-3-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 1.2-5-71-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-5-71-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
. Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-5-71-6 -
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand newly Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
ShoI5 ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
BEDS BEDS BEDS '
Mattress Factory Outlet
Twin Set $89 0 Full.Sets $129
Queen Sets $149 0 King Sets $189
10% OFF Student Discounts
1 SMALL REFRIGERATOR ,
1 LARGE REFRIGERATOR
BEST OFFERS. Call 352-281-592,.- 8-
( bob 6ft 1b
52, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, AUGUST 23,2007
****QUALITY USED FURNITUREOOOO
Couches, Chairs, Bedroom, Dining, Lamps,
Misc. GREAT PRICES & SELECTION.
One-More-Time 14029 W. Newberry Rd in
JonesviA_ FL 352-332-8868 9-6-15-6
*Nice Sofa $75 *Queen size bed $60
*Dorm fridge $40 *Dresser w/mirror $60
*Maytag washer $70 *Dining room table
w/4 chairs $75 *Lawnmower $50. Call 335-
"MOVE IN SPECIAL"
19" TV's $30! Check out other Great deals
at OnI pre-Time in Jonesville 14029 W
Newberry Rd 352-332-8868, 866-620-USED
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 12-5-71-7
C D.. -
Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount
w/lD. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041:
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
Dell Dimension 3000 system Intel Pentium
4 processor, 256MB memory/max memory
2GB, 15" color monitor, all-in-1 printer, 2
speakers, desk incl. $400/firm. cash only.
Other household items for sale. 375-2678
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)
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-5-71-101
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENTAUCTIONS
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
* For Sale I
PARKING SPACE FOR RENT
Behind Norman Hall. $60/mo. 372-4903.
PARTY SUPPLIES: Complete line of Bar
Supplies, glassware, beer taps, draft beer
equipment. Professional Cooking Utensils.
R.,W. Beaty Co. 4322 NW 13th St, Gville
RWBEATY.COM 376-5939 12-5-72-10
GET CHEAP. TEXTBOOKS!
Compare 24 bookstores instantly! S&H and
taxes automatically calculated. 'Try it today!
PIANO Excellent cond. Baldwin
Acrosonic console. Mahogany.
$1100 OBO Call 352-359-6305 9-6-13-10
LARGE ORIENTAL BURGUNDY 9'x12' RUG
w/matching runner. $350. Call Marylou
24/7. 60 sec to UF. Sold by semester. Lowest
rate in area. Close to Business College &
General Classrooms Call 352-538-2454
GET PICTURE PERFECT
Get the season's hottest colors with Mary
Kay. www.marykay.com/tawnycollins 352-
271-0556 Business Opportunity Avail. 8-
BOOKS BY BOB BRACKIN
visit my website www.bobbrackin.com
Washer/Dryer GE heavy duty/large capac-
ity. Dryer: 2 cycles, auto or timed cycles.
Washer: 6 cycles, 3 load sizes and 4 wash
temps. Perfect condition! $250. Joel 352-615-
|11 Motorcycles, Mopeds] IIl Motorcycles, Mopeds) II
CLOSE TO CAMPUS
534 SW 4th Ave.
Scooters, E-bikes, Offroad, & Accessories!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 12-5-71-11
**SHINKO SPORT BIKE TIRES**
190/50/ZR17 $115.95-180/55/ZR17 $112.95
120/70/ZR17 now $82.95 (in stock + more)
For MOTORCYCLES Fast and convenient
Running or not. Any bike 1970 to 2007
I will pick up. Call TODAY 352-441-0442 8-
GATORMOTO is Gainesville's #1 service
facility. We repair ALL brands of scoot-
ers. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates
around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by
Gator Grads so we know how to treat our
customers! 376-6275 12-5-71-11 '
2007 Qian 49.5cc Venus Scooter, black,
purchased 6/30/07, 870 miles, immaculate
condition. Includes helmet, cover, locks, free
oil change. $850, obo. Call 352-262-4252.
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FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-5-71-12
CARS -CARS Buy*SellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
*** FREE FREE FREE* FREEOOO
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 12-5-71-12
CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas Chevys S Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
*FAST CASH PAID*
For any car, truck, or SUV Running or not.
'94 and up. Call Segovia 352-284-8619 12-
Sun CityAuto Sales
2306 NE Waldo Rd. 338-1999
All Vehicles 0 down warranty available
No credit check we finance anyone
Buy here Pay here warranty available
Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N. Main St. 375-9090
$2000 discount off any financed vehicle
No credit check we finance anyone
Buy here Pay here warranty available
lMotorcycles, Mopeds] A nd Busi s ajor
SSCOOTERS Hey, Ad and Busess Majors
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,
Schwinn, others. 2 yr warrantees.
3550 SW 34th St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
New convenient location now open!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 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 $999. lyr Warranties. We also service
ALL brands of scooters. Pickup Available.
Low Labor Rates. Free estimates. 376-6275
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service
rates! Will service any make/model. Close
to campus! $19.99 oil changes! 336-1271
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, 53
94 PATHFINDER 4X4
Well kept, fully loaded SUV that runs well.
A/C, Power windows/locks, CD Player/lpod
ready, Cruise Control, 149,783, blue book
$4,000, OBO 617-416-9788 8-27-10-12
94 MITSUBISHI 3000GT
Fully Loaded! Runs Great! Only 101,340
miles! CD Player, Great A/C, Great Engine,
Leather Seats, Sports Car. Blue Book 6,000
OBO 617-416-9788 8-27-10-12
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$5000/OBO. Call Linda, 352-332-4944 8-
TEACHER SELLING MITSUBISHI MIRAGE
2000, with 84000k miles, very clean, good
condition at $5500...price negotiable Call
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 $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 12-
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 12-5-
On going volunteer needed: Blind lady needs
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 8-23-29-13
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POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political &
Corporate Campaigns. Up to $9/hr + bonus
potential. 371-5888 ext 111, 4112 NW 22 Dr.
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on surveys.
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 X301 x301
Now hiring. Drivers. Part time & full time.
5004 NW 34th St. 373-7733. Apply in person.
$7.25 $9.25. You are in charge. You make
the call. Food service or retail exp a must.
Fax resume 384-9911 or apply in person @
any Pizza Hut. 12-5-71-14
DELIVERY DRIVERS up to $12/hr.
KITCHEN HELP $6.75/hr.
CALIFORNIA CHICKEN. GRILL 378-2442
Imagine Learning Center 371-5450 Taking
applications from reliable, creative individu-
als who enjoy working with children 8-25-
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Customer Service Reps Needed
For a major telecom company. Flexible hours.
PT or-FT. No nights or weekends. Bilingual a
plus. EEOC. 372-2051 12-5-94-14
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hour. Smokers are needed to participate
in a study on decision making and smok-
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Psychology Building, call 392-0601 x297,
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for
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PROJECT MANAGER TRAINEE
For blind manufacturer & installation co.
Construction exp helpful. 352-339-4600 9-
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(Oh, and we sell them too.)
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818 W University Ave, 32601
FAMILY BUSINESS looking to hire
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Must be responsible and
able to follow directions
PT or FT available Start $6.75/hr
Gainesville is now seeking dependable front
desk clerks. Please apply in person at 3726
SW 40th Blvd. No. phone calls please. Great
Pay!!!! Great Benefits!!!! 8-23-10-14
for commercial properties needed. FT,
VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE & CLEAN
BACKGROUND A MUST. Exp preferred. Call
Want to change the world?
Start by changing yours. All you need is de-
sire, motivation. Unlimited earning potential.
1-800-662-1961 X 6154 8-23-10-14
Need a reliable person
to care & maintain grounds
at an apartment complex.
$8/per hour PT or FT*DFWP
or apply: 3611 SW 34th Street
Part-time and Full-time professional sales
positions in local management co.
Fax resume, cover letter & avail schedule to
352-376-6269 or email
ENERGEITC MOTIVATED CASHIER
PT 10am-2pm or 2pm-6pm.
ADA'S CLOTHES REPAIR. 332-0077 12-
Perfect PT Job
Telephone Sales Reps Needed. Evening
Hours, No Fridays or Saturdays. Up to,
$25/Hr Paid Weekly. Paid Training, No Exp
Necessary. Leave Message 352-377-2573
Wanted full time or part time for busy law
firm. Network exp necessary. Please resume
to PO Box 5667, Gville, FL 32627 9-5-15-
Drive Kids to Afterschool Activities
(hourly + gas) Must be reliable,
good transportation, clean driving-
record, no criminal record.
Respond to email@example.com 8-31-
Exp NANNY for busy prof family 2 kids
driving/ It housework/ tutor
must start job by 11:45 am! 25 hrs/wk
$10.50/hr. Noah's Ark Nanny
resume, pic, sched to firstname.lastname@example.org
NEED CASH $$$?
Then join our growing team! Now hiring
motivated, reliable, friendly and energetic
team mefnbers for CASHIER/HOST & PREP
positions, PIT & F/T. Earn great pay while
having funtl Apply in person at Dragonfly
Rolls 'n Bowls, 3117 SW 34th St #1,
University Towne Center (next to Carrabbas).
No calls please.. 9-7-16-14
Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Co
High vol, up-scale dining restaurant now
hiring ambitious, energetic, friendly, and
reliable team members for HOST, BAR, and
KITCHEN (SUSHI, HOTLINE, PREP) posi-
tions, P/T & FIT. Exp pref. Earn great pay
while having funIll Apply in person at 201
SW 2ndAve #104, Union St. Station. No calls
- Document Scanner -
Seeking, a responsible individual who is
organized, detailed oriented and reliable.
Stable and constant schedule, Great job for
the mature, seroius student. Able to work
20 hrs/wk. Prepare documents for scan-
ring. Scan documents using scanner/pc
software. Audit-check scanned documents.
Able to pick up 20 Ib box, Pay is $8/hour.
Submit resume to CORRECTED EMAIL
email@example.com. EOE/DFWP. 8-
TGR Investment, LLC
Now hiring both Men & Women. No experi-
ence required. Please call 352-379-2812
INTERNS NEEDED FOR
HR@352media.com or call
352-374-9657 x 744
HERBAL MANUFACTURING CO
*OFFICE MANAGER *CUSTOMER SVC
ASST (HTML, webdesign helpful)- LAB
ASST Fax resume 386-462-3396 8-24-
OPUS CAFE- COFFEE BAR
Work at a busy coffee bar near campus.
Searching for responsible student. To work
12-30 hrs/wk. Am & pm Shifts. Avail Call Tim
262-0822 for more info. www.opus-cafe.com
YMCA FALL EMPLOYMENT
We are currently seeking dedicated, ener-
getic, people-oriented individuals to fill avail-
able positions. We offer flexible hours and fun
atmosphere for the following positions:
08-10 After School Counselors
03-4 Substitute After School Counselors
*2-4 Bus Drivers M-F(12:30-4:30)
93 Morning or Afternoon/Night/Weekend
02 Part-time Swim Instructors
01 Part-time Lifeguard Saturday
(Including all Gator Games) and Sunday
03 Gymnastics Coaches M-F
(1:00-7:00) Hours Vary
*3 Counselors in Bradford/Uhion Counties
92-3 Counselors McGurn YMCA
(NE 23rd Ave)
08-10 Fall Soccer Referees(starts 8/20)
08-10 Fall Soccer/Winter Basketball
Site Supervisors(starts 8/20)
*8-12 Winter Basketball Referees
01-2 Fall and/or Spring Sports Intern
Apply in person
Northwood YMCA 5201 NW 34th Street
Now hiring COOK & CASHIER PT/FT. Apply
in person 600 NW 75th St. Benefits include
FREE MEALS 12-5-71-14
I II Help Wanted
Comfort Inn West SW 40th Blvd
Now Hiring FT & PT Front Desk
PT Night Auditor & PT Breakfast
No Experience Necessary Apply
in Person or call 352-264-1771 8-24-5-14
flora major telecom company. Flexible hours.
PT/FT. No nights or weekends. Bilingual a
plus. Agressive go-getters only. Up to $25/hr,
salary + commission. EEOC 372-2051 12-
PT inventory control, flexible hours. Great job
for students! Will work around Classoshhed-
ule: Apply at Concessions Office, South
End Zone Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, next To
the Gator Sport Shop 352-375-4683 x6500
PT Supervisors needed. days, nights week-
ends. Flexible hours. Great 2nd Job! Apply
at Concessions Office, South End Zone Ben
Hill Griffin Stadium, next to the Gator Sports
Shop 352-375-4683 x6500 8-28-7-14
FT/PT-Office Sales Agent
Great Pay and Bonus Opportunities!
Local Office at NW 10th Ave. and 6th St.
Call (914) 816-1123
NERO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Now hiring exp servers starting $4.50/hr
+ tips. Please apply at 5240 NW 34th St.
Across from YMCA Apply between 2-4pm
PD OFFICE RUNNER WANTED FOR GVL
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAW OFFICE. MON-
FRI 2:00-5:00. Fax resume to 374-6771 or
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Must have
car and ins. 8-24-5-14
FT/PT- Clean cut, outgoing person to work in
fun retail environment. Willing to train. Apply
in person non-smokers only
Pinch A Penny. 7112 W. UnivAve.
Breakthrough leadership development co.
needs assertive intems to help generit*eads
in top US cos. www.perthleadership.org/
INSIDE SALES PT $10 + incentives. Grp-'"
phone skills needed, flexible work schedule.
Sales, marketing and promotions exp a plus.
Send resume to email@example.com or
visit www.perryroofing.com for more info
phone skills needed, flexible work schedule.
Sales, marketing and promotions exp a plus.
Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or
visit www.perryroofing.com for more info
PT afternoon & evening. Children 8 & 10
in NW G'ville. Hourly + gas. References
& reliable transportation req. Email
email@example.com 352-258-9757 8-
Good telephone skills, familiar w/Microsoft
Office Suite, good people skills, Hours 8:30
am to 4:30 pm Mon thru Fri. Call 352-372-
2051 EEOC 8-24-4-14
Japanese Grill & Sushi.
Now hiring servers & line cooks
203 SW 2nd Ave/ 954-732-7704
TOUGH GEAR INC.
seeking self-motivated, high energy, reps
to market unique and fun product around
campus. Excellent.PT $, set own hours, paid
weekly. Toughgear@comcast.net 8-24-4-14
is now accepting applications. From experi-
enced SERVERS & BARTENDERS. Apply
in person M-F, 2-4pm. No phone calls 4401
NW 25th Place, Suite J. 8-23-3-14 ^
54, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2007
*21 Help Wanted I
OFFICE ASSISTANT -FT, outside/inside,.
precise in communications. Avid reader,
interest in MMA a plus. Excellent computer
skills, 1 yr + commitment. Resume: 626 NE
1st Stir firstname.lastname@example.org 8-
DELIVERY DRIVERS NEEDED
Five Star Pizza is now hiring FT & PT deliv-
ery drivers. Closing drivers earn $125+ per
shift. Apply in person 600 NW 75th St. 333-
IN FOOD RESEARCH LABORATORY.
Chemistry experience preferred. Any instru-
mentation experience helpful. Please email
resume to: email@example.com 9-4-10-14
I'n ivrr'ilv of FJnri,.
Cciifi rrit ct 4rnIrr
Break Station Attendant
Business Center Attendant
Room Service Server
PTO, Hotel Discounts, & More
Applications are accepted Mon 1-4 & Tues,
Thur 9-4. Jobline: 352-371-3600, ext. 1220
FT & PT TEACHERS NEEDED
at play-based child care center for children
ages 6wks to 5 yrs. Must love children. Great
work environment with benefits. Call 377-
2290 or 373-1481 8-24-3-14
for National Model Search. Before and after
photo 18 years or older. For appointment
352-271-0556. Beauty Studio 4780 NW
39th Ave Ste 5 Business Opportunity Avail.
Make 10,000-15,000 a month
on the internet part-time
Call Jimmie@352-375-7395 8-28-5-14
MOTHER'S HELPER NEEDED
for household chores & child care. $8/hr to
start 10 hrs/wk 379-0619, leave message
for odd jobs & yard work. 10-20 hrs/wk,
flexible work schedule, some experience
required, $10/hr 379-0619, leave message
RIDE FOR FREE BARN HELP EXP
NECESSARY Flexible days & hrs. Cleaninfg
stalls & feeding, @ hunter jumper/
crosscountry farm. 20 minutes from UF. Will
trade for lessons. or boarding. Call.359-4149
PARK PLACE CAR WASH
Now Hiring FT & PT positions available.
Great environment, flexible hours. Apply in
person 7404 NW4th Blvd-Across from Home
Szechuan Panda Restuarant
Help Needed 4 Fall Semester
Servers, Drivers, Cashiers,
And Hosts Call 336-6464 or
Apply in person @ 3830 SW 13 ST 8-28-
HCP Services LLC is now hiring Caregivers-
RNs LPNs & CNAs. Great Pay & flexible time
schedules'. Requires Level II background
screeri-. Call 352-284-2336 or Fax 352-
Have a GPA of at least a 3.7 or higher
and want to earn some extra money?
We might just have the job for you. We
are looking for note takers and office
staff for fall 2007. Contact us: 37-notes,
MASTER CONTROL OPERATOR (PT)
Weekends & overnight. Operate technical
equipment, record program feeds, maintain
logs. Computer skills required. Entry level po-
sition, will train. Fax 352-332-1506 or email
resume to firstname.lastname@example.org DFWP,
University of Florida Research-qualified
participants take >1 hr shopping trip at oaks
mall.' Preference to previous shoplifters.
Participants receive $20. Call: 352-213-7931
to determine eligibility. 8-24-3-14
SALES POSITION FT.
Local GEICO office. No phone calls.
Email GeicoGainesville@Geico.com 8-28-
Phone Survey Interviewers Wanted.
Start work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedules! Perceptive Market
*Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call NOW!
Applications now being taken. To gaid valu-
able experience at a job with flexible hours,
apply TODAY at Room 1302 at the O'Connell
Center. Positions available for Usher, Security
and Technical. Great opportunity to work with
other students as well as a chance to learn
new skills. Last day applications accepted:
August 29th 8-28-5-14
BABYSITTER NEEDED! Expd for 2 school
aged children Afternoons on Tues, Wed,
& Fris. Approx. 12-14 hrs/wk $10/hr. Must
have reliable trans & good work ethnic. Ref
Reqd. Call Marci at 381-9971 or email at
THE OFFICIAL GATOR SPORTSHOP is
looking for part-time OPS help for sum-
mer and fall. Must be able to work football
gamedays. Hours are flexible but require at
least 4-hour blocks. Duties include customer
service, cashiering, mail orders and working
events. Applications can be picked up in the
Sportshop located in the north endzone of
the football stadium 9-7-12-14
NEED TUTORS for High SchoolChemistry
and/or English, and/or Honors World History.
Need car. Good pay. Contact 352-262-3549
or 352-395-6184 8-31-8-14
Cashier for local service station
P/T, nights and weekends. $7-8/hr Apply at
1521 NW13 St 8-24-3-14
RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALIST
* Year-round hourly work
* Immediate openings
* No Experience Necessary
* $8 an hour to start
Apply online or at RGISINV.COM
Or by phone at 352-861-7004 9-14-17-14
Immediate opening for FACILITIES
SPECIALIST Duties include general of-
fice custodial work along with building and
grounds upkeep. Floor care and general
maintenance experience a plus. Hours are
11am 7:30pm weekdays with a weekend
rotation. Pay starts at $8.00 plus vacation
and benefits: Please submit application to
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, Inc.,
4039 Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL 32607.
Background check required. EOE/DFWP
Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q is now hiring
for-Servers, Cooks, Dishwashers, and
Cashiers. Please apply in person between
2-4 at 9213 NW 39 Avenue 8-23-2-14
PT RUNNER NEEDED
For law office. Exp preferred. M-F, 1-5:
30. Fax resume to 352-376-4645 or email:
Heavenly Ham works around your sched-
ule. $7.50/hour to start. Need front counter
persons, delivery drivers, kitchen prep and
sandwich makers. Apply in person. 3832
Newberry Road. 8-31-7-14
La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
Hiring Servers and Dishwashers exp. pre-
ferred. Apply in person 9513 NW 39th Ave.
P/T child care needed, starting now and into
fall if interested. For fun, energetic 2 and 4
yr old boys. $10 to start, more depending on
experience. Various hours available (morn/
aft/eve/weekends). Refs req'd, no smokers.
Email resume/refs to email@example.com.
Needed PT Dependable, experienced, own
car. $8-10/hr dep on exp. smoke-free. 352-
Brand new mother run co. looking for
nurturing caregivers with flex scheds for
on-demand child care. Call 331-5233 or
Jones, Edmunds & Associates, Inc
Is seeking a Graphic Design Intern
Beginning Fall 2007
For more information
Jones; Edmunds & Associates, Inc
Is seeking a Marketing Intern
Beginning Fall 2007
For more information
Catering. FT & PT Servers & Delivery Drivers.
Morning, lunch and evening shifts. Energetic
fun job with lots of variety and flexible sched-
ules. Apply at Celebrations Catering, 904 N.
Main St next to U-Haul. 9-6-10-14
Want to Work on Campus?
Gator Dining Services, located on the
UF campus, is looking for' supervisors,
cashiers, line servers, cooks, utility, clean
team & dishwashers. Flexible hrs, competi-
tive pay and a great working environment.
Apply at Gator Dining Services or online at
Tutors needed 1-on-1 tutoring at risk elem
school students. 1-4 afternoons/wk $9.501
hr 15-20 min-S of UF. Fed work study req.
for emp. Vols welcome. For info contact
Sally @ 352-384- 1155; firstname.lastname@example.org 8-
Experienced Notetakers and Editors
Apply Online at www.SmokinNotes.com
COLD STONE CREAMERY will soon
audition happy, energetic Scoopers for its
Newberry Road and Archer Road stores.
Earn $8.50+ while having fun! Positions be-
gin immediately. Choose either Gainesville
location when you apply on our web site.
Visit ColdStoneCreamery.com, then choose
Best Jobs Ever, then choose Local Store Job
Listings (please include your email address).
Nights-and weekends a must. 18+ only. 8-
Sl Help Wanted
12 Help Wanted] W Help Wanted
Like meeting new people? Are you always
snapping photos at parties? Why not get paid
for it? We're seeking event photographers for
nights and weekends. No experience neces-
sary. Equipment provided. Call 1-877-353-
5274 ext.102 or download an application at
for fine dining restaurant
Call Pamela 317-3483. 9-6-10-14
P/T acceptable. Apply at 505 NW 3rd Ave,
Gainesville, FL. Bring DL & SS card. 9-28-
Exp. in HTML, PHP and MySQL required.
Photoishp/Flash a plus. $12/hr. Email re-
sumes to email@example.com
HELPER PT FLEXIBLE HOURS
for cleaning. Mowing, errands & minor
chores. $6-$8/hr. Leave clear message -
Health Store 10-15 hrs perweek. Experience/
interest in body building/sports nutrition.
Great discounts and flexible hours! Sunflower
87 SW 34th St 372-7482 9-6-10-14
THE HONEY BAKED HAM CO & CAFE
is now hiring for front sales and sandwich
prep. Approx 20-25 hrs $7/hr starting pay.
Apply in person 618 NW 60th St (behind
McDonalds on Newberry Rd) Call 331-1253
* 1 .Help Wanted
PT BARN HELP NEEDED
Afternoons and weekends, experience with
young horses preffered, www.starquarry.com
Experienced SWIM LESSON
PT 5-7pm @ UF. Call Jill 335-0518 8-29-
HOUSEKEEPER / BABYSITTER
afternoon & evenings. Children 9 & 11 in SW
G'ville. Reliable transportation req. Email
DaScPowell@gmail.com 352-372-3993 8-
$10/Hr Display Builder
Apply in person, 8-5, M-F
1111 SE 22nd Ave, GVL 9-20-20-14
LABORATORY TECHNICIAN IV (OPS)
One temporary position available to process
plant disease samples. Duties include
sample preparation, general microbiologi-
cal lab work, and electronic data recording.
Requires microbiology lab experience and
skill in the use of biological laboratory equip-
ment. College education with a major course
of study in biology or related field can substi-
tute for required exp. Salary: $12.60/hr, up
to 40 hrs/wk. Apply in person Xiaoan Sun,
Ph.D., at the Doyle Conner Building, 1911
SW 34th St., Gainesville. Deadline to ap-
ply: August 31, 2007. Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Services,
Division of Plant Industry. EOE/AA
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, 55
1M2 Help Wanted 3
BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST III (OPS)
Temporary, forty hours per week, full-time
position available to work in Advanced
Diagnostics Lab. To develop, implement,
and/or carry out molecular diagnostic and
other procedures for citrus pests and patho-
gens. Requires a bachelor's degree with
a major in one of the biological sciences.
Background in chemistry or molecular
biology lab experience preferred. Salary
range $14.00 to $19.00 commensurate with
experience. Deadline to apply: August 31,
2007. Apply to Dr. Bruce Sutton 352/372-
3505 at the Doyle Conner Building, 1911
SW 34th St., Gainesville, Florida 32608. FL
Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services,
Division of Plant Industry. EOE/AA
The Babies' Room and Weecycle need you!.
Retail sales, customer service, have fun
Must be great with kids
Flex Schedule some weekends
Please call 378-8898 8-29-5-14
Come join Info Tech Inc, in Gainesville,
FL. We are dynamic software development
organization and have openings in the fol-
. Systems Analyst
. Customer Support Specialist
. Web Programmer I
Requirements vary so please go to our job
board to view the requirements for each posi-
EEO M/F/DN 9-6-10-14
Childcare Help Wanted: approx 10 hrs/ wk
for 1yo girl in our NE Gville home. Recent
childcare exp, references, and reliable
transportation required. Prefer Elem. Ed or
similar major. Leave message at 336-6971.
*H Services 3
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, ,reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
HYPNOTIST Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Elminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self hypnosis. Low
Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH, NGH
certified 379-1079 12-5-71-15
EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250' x
160' riding ring, round pen & jump paddock.
Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19 sepa-
rate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-3175
Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve/wkend avail. Class sizes limited.
338-1193 for details. 12-5-96-15
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive, Facility
Call for a free workout
All facilities & amenities, quality instruc-
tion; 15 minutes from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Ctr. 2-11-71-15
MATH & SCIENCE TUTOR
FIRST HOUR FREE. 10 years of experience.
Billingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582
NEW PROSHOPPE @ GVILLE GYM
has all your supplement needs. Whey pro-
tein for $28, fatbumers, no2, etc. Competitive
withinternet prices. Special orders. 201 NW
6th St. 9-4-31-15
Law Office of Vera Page ,
SPARKLE MAID SERVICE
Careful and Meticulous Apt/House Cleaning
LIC/INS. 352-283-6772 9-14-5-15
Horse Boarding 1st class Facility Hunter
Ring w/rubber footing, cross cntry course,
Horses fed 3X's/day. Prices are $275-$400/
mo. Hunter/Jumper lessons avail. 20 mins
from UF Call 359-4149 for more info 9-5-
PIANO / VOICE
All ages. All levels.
30 yrs. exp. Free consultation.
Marriage Visas Employment Visas -
Naturalization. Richard Ruth, Esq.
352-335-6748 www.ruthlaw.com 12-5-
*21 Health Services
All Women's Health Center
Free Pregnancy Test
UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? Confidential,
compassionate adoption advice. Expenses
paid if needed. Choose life! www.america
nkidzadoption.com FL lic. # 1105-002-000
(727) 823-1537 or toll free (866) 525-3057
THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Gain muscle while you lose fat
Groups forming now. 339-2199
ABORTION/ABORTION BY PILL (RU-486)
Well Woman Care & Birth Control
Bread & Roses Women's Health Center
LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Great prices, permanent results. 352-371-
HCP Services LLC now accepting Pvt &
Medicare clients. Serving most FL coun-
ty's Svcs: Residential, Skilled, Pvt Nsg,
Homemaker, Companion, in-home support,
PCA, chores 352-284-2336, Fax 352-353-
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)
Buys and sells modern casual clothing. 509
NW 10th Ave. 375-3752. We pay cash. Open
10-6. We buy till 5.. 12-5-96-18
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES
300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480
U11 Connections 3
Want to make a connection?
Place your ad here to look for someone to
share a common interest with or for your
IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR -
ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT?
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL
ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD
HERE AND GET IT NOTICED!
If you ever wondered about the safety of
cell phone use, please call 352-=376-5908
for free information, www.mybiopro.com/
GOT THE URGE TO SHOP?
Just visit my Mary Kay Personal Web Site
352-271-0556 Business Opportunity Avail.
PARKING FOR GATOR GAMES
BRAND NEW NIGHTCLUB JUST BUILT
BARTENDERS, SHOT GIRLS, BEER
TUB GIRLS, COCKTAIL SERVERS, DJS,
PROMOTERS, DANCERS, MODELS,
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS, POPULAR
STUDENTS, FLOOR MANAGERS,
INTERNS, HOSTS, VIP GIRLS, MASSAGE
THERAPY, PERSONAL ASSISTANT,
CASHIER, MARKETING DIRECTOR,
PUBLICIST INTERVIEW IN PERSON 8/23
8/24 8/27 8/28 FROM 4-8 PM CLUB DIEZEL
233 WEST UNIVERSITY AVE INFO:
Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your
roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets
or pet products here in the Pets section of
CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIELS
PUPPIES, AKC Reg Champion
Bloodline, Blenham 2 females. $1500/ea
10 weeks old. $400 each. Call Gayland 352-
222-8629 or 562-4849 8-26-2-24".
CALL MRS. LUORETT I IA HANNUN FT/PT Rec
AT 352-378-2619 8-24-3-20 $6.85 -$1
PARKAND RIDE info 9-6-1
Bike, bus or walk. from the SW Downtown
Parking Garage only 5 minutes from cam- I flI
pus! Call the City of Gainesville at 334-2547 GM G TRANSPORT M
8-29-5-20 23 Yrs. as the Official So. FI. Bus
Depart: Th & Fr 2:00 & 4:30PM/reverse
$Entertainment 45 r/t Mia-FtL/Pomp-WPB-FtP.
S Entertainment 336-7026 www.GMGTRANS.com FOU
S12-5-71-23 On Chemi
WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET
Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301
15 min from Gainesville 486-2255
Rocky Creek Paintball
In Gainesville Better Prices
Better Fields Better Call 371-2092
Spring Break 2008. Sell Trips, Earn Cash and
Go Free. Call for group discounts. Best Deals
Guaranteed! Jamaica, Cancun, Acapulco,
Bahamas, S. Padre, Florida. 800-649-4849
or www.ststravel.com. ARC: 21-5 0403 3
SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTS
Open To Public Wed-Fri-Sat-Sun
1 PM to Dusk -Skeet-Trap-5 Stand
Bunker- Gun Rental- Shells- 352-372-1044
News can appear one
day anhd be gone the
next. But the paper
news is printed on can
and should live on,
Last year, more than
one thrid of all U.S.
recycled. And that
number is growing
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JACKSONVILLE INT'L AIRPORT.
and Beaches 4 daily trips.
$40-$45 ONE WAY or $65-$75 RT
RUNWAYS. Travel Better.
www.rnwy.com 800-578-6929 12-5-71-23
360 DEGREE TRAVEL, INC
Business Opps, Flights, Hotels, Rental Cars,
Cruises, Group Travel, Travel Ins, Vacation
Pkgs, Limousines. www.360degreeztravel.c
om. FL Seller of Travel Reg No 33570 9-
HOSPITAL 2 POSITIONS
ceptioriist FT/PT Assistant Tech
10/hr Call 352-318-1247 for more
Lost & Found
ID: LADY'S RING
stry parking lot. Call 392-0494 ext
o describe and claim. 8-23-3-25
FOUND: FEMALE YELLOW LAB
Archer & Tower Rd area early this week. Call
to identify 561-262-4895 8-23-3-25
DOG SIBERIAN HUSKY
SW G'ville on Sunday morning. Call to iden-
tify 352-317-4907 8-24-3-25
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56, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2007
Head coach: Urban
Home field: Be
2006 record: 13-1
2006 recap: In
head coach, UF s
with the team's c
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Meyer (3rd season afUF, Head coach: Mary Wise (17th season at UF, 522-54)
22-4 record) Home court: Stephen C. O'Connell Center, capacity: 12,000
n Hill Griffin Stadium (The Student tickets: Free with Gator 1 ID Head coach: Jeff Pigg (6th season at UF)
Swamp); capacity: 88,548 2006 record: 30-3 overall, 19-1 Southeastern Conference Home course: University of Florida Golf Course
dent tickets: Yearly lottery Final NCAA ranking: No. 10 Student tickets: Free with Gator 1 ID
overall, 7-1 Southeastern SEC finish: 1st Final NCAA finish: No. 22 (men); No. 26 (women)
Conference 2006 recap: The Gators continued their dominance of the SEC, winning the regular-season title for the 16th SEC finish: 2nd (men); 4th (women)
inal NCAA ranking: No. 1 year in a row. The team's only regular-season losses came against South Carolina and then-No. 10 UCLA. 2006 recap: Jeff Pigg is steadily building a contender on the
SEC finish: 1st. After dispatching Florida A&M and Arizona State in the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament, No. 8 seed cross-country front. After top-runner Henok Lechebo left the
Meyer's second season as Minnesota defeated UF in the NCAA Championship Regionals 3-1 to end the Gators' season. UF had both program following the 2005 season, the outlook for the men's
survived a tough schedule, the SEC Player of the Year in then-junior setter Angie McGinnis and the Defensive Player of the Year in then- team looked bleak heading into the 2006 season. However,
inly blemish being a 27-17 freshman Elyse Cusack. with improved chemistry and times from returning runners,
The Gators accomplished 2007 outlook: Though it has never been the power conference in volleyball, the SEC had a record seven the Gators had their best finish at NCAAs in nearly a decade.
ing a conference title back teams get into the NCAA tournament last season and is only getting better. Still, the Gators look poised to Then-juniors Enoch Nadler and Steven Hassen improved
a win against Arkansas in : repeat as SEC Champions for the 17th year in a row with all six starters and the libero from the 2006 team greatly from their sophomore years, and then-sophomore
Vs defeat of USC provided returning, including four seniors. Senior outside hitter Marcie Hampton will be coming back to Gainesville Jeremy Criscione continued a steady improvement
Gators needed to catapult fresh off winning a bronze medal with the U.S. national team in the 2007 Pan American Games, Cusack will : throughout the year.
to the BCS Championship be returning from a trip to the 2007 Global Challenge in Croatia and junior middle blocker Kelsey Bowers -It was much the same story for the women, who made their
avy underdog, UF stunned'* stayed sharp playing in the Sibillini Tournament in Italy. The Gators will face NCAA Tournament teams Notre first NCAA appearance since 1999. Then-junior Lindsay
State and the nation with a Dame, Santa Clara, Utah and Long Beach State in its non-conference schedule, and UF will once again be Sundell and then-sophomore Jacy Kruzel have continued
f the Buckeyes to earn the host to an NCAA Regional in December. The squad is loaded with experienced talent and has perhaps its -to improve throughout their careers in making a name for
hool's second national title. best chance in yeqrs to go deep into the NCAA Tournament. themselves on the cross-country circuit. Sundell picked up
The Gators are once again Key players: senior setter Angie McGinnis, senior outside hitter Marcie Hampton, senior opposite hitter a win at the Mountain Dew Invitational and Kruzel had the
epeat in the SEC East, but Amber McCray highest finish on her team at NCAAs in 71st.
ing operation is in store for Season opener: Aug. 24 at Illinois State 2007 outlook: These aren't national contending teams, but
amps on defense. Only two Home opener: Aug. 31 vs. Georgia Southern Gators fans can expect a continued improvement at NCAAs.
ers remain from last year's ...... .......................................... .............. ........... ........ It'd be a definite disappointment if both teams didn't get back
e loss of quarterback Chris .(tfn~1 r :to nationals. Beating powerhouse Arkansas will be difficult in
e finds itself in much better :/t/ 5, the quest for an SEC title, but it's not but of the question on
experienced offensive line Head coach: Becky Burleigh (13th season at UF, 212-55-17 record) the men's side. Pigg will continue his slow and steady climb
lurry of speed and talent at Home field: James G. Pressly Stadum, capacity: 4,500 toward becoming a force on the national scene.
Meyer is expected to install StudentKey players (men): senior Enoch Nadler, junior Jeremy
se. The Gators play Florida 2006 record: 14-6-5 overall, 7-1-3 Southeastern Conference Criscione, senior Steven Hassen; Key players (women):
e and Auburn at home but SEC finish: (Eastern Division and regular seasoii) senior Lindsay Sundell, senior Kristen Johnson, junior Jacy
)ad tests at LSU and SouthSEC finish: 1st (Eastern Division and regular seaso) Kruzel, junior Kathryn Kramer.
Carolina. 2006 recap: UF got off to a relatively slow 5-3-1 start in 2006, largely because of a tough early schedule Season opener: Sept.7 Mountain Dew international
sophomore quarterback Tim that included then-No.1 Portland, No.2 Florida State and No. 5 North Carolina. They quickly turned it (Gainesville)
running back/wide receiver around, winning seven of their next 11 games, and would later win the regular-season Southeastern, ......................................................
senior wide receiver Andre Conference title. The Gators would go on to face Kentucky in the SEC Championship Game, losing 2-1.
ensive end Derrick Harvey, UF would later advance to the Round of 16 after taking a penalty kicks advantage over Marquette.
senior safety Tony Joiner 2007 outlook:The return of defender Melanie Booth after a year away playing with the Canadian ed c hie oa
ept. 1 vs. Western Kentucky Rnational team has expectations high for a team that made it to the Round of 16 without her in 2006. Head coach: Mike Holloway (6th season as head coach,
Returning starters like Ameera Abdullah and Ashley Harris will provide veteran leadership for a squad seven individual and relay NCAA titles, four runner-up
looking to compete for a national championship, finishes at NCAA Championships and two NCAA East
g ~(S i ]i1IiNg : Key players: Melanie Booth, Ashley Harris, Ameera Abdullah, Shana Hudson, Lauren Hyde, Shelley Lyle Reor) am e Pres til
S t s Season opener: Aug. 25 vs. Texas A&M (exhibition) Home field (outdoor): Jamnes G. Pressly Stadium at
gg Troy (9th season as .......... ............................ Percy Beard Track, capacity: 4,500; (indoor): Stephen C.
97 record; 10thseason O'Connell Center Track, capacity: 3,000
h, 93-18 record) 9, ffStudent tickets: Home events free to the public
phen C. O'Connell cpiIly 39lSklLlD YWOMM "l f 2007 final NCAA finish (outdoor): Tied for 34th; (indoor):
(O'Dome), capacity: Head coach: Billy Donovan (12th season Head coach: Mike Holloway (6th season as men's head coach, Tied for 51st
at UF, 261-103 record) first as women's head coach) 2007 SEC finish (outdoor): 5th; (indoor): 3rd
Free with Gator 1 ID Home court: Stephen C. O'Connell Home field (outdoor): Percy Beard Track at James G. Pressly 2007 recap: The Gators had an average season, one that
-5 (men), 8-2 (women) Center (O'Dome), capacity: 12,000 Stadium, capacity: 4,500; (indoor): Stephen C. O'Connell Track, included some bright spots scattered throughout. Freshmen
h: 4th (men), 7th Student tickets: Register online at http: capacity: 3,000 and sophomores comprised almost 80 percent of the young
//www.uaa.ufl.edu/tickets Student tickets: Home events free to the public Gators squad, which featured only one senior. The team
men), 3rd (women) 2006-07 record: 35-5 overall, 13-3 2007 final NCAA finish (outdoor): Tied for 46th; (indoor): Tied for finished the outdoor season with five athletes receiving
he Gators enjoyed an Southeastern Conference 21st All-American honors, including freshman standout Calvin
son, with the women's Final NCAA ranking: No. 1 2007 SEC finish (outdoor): 6th; (indoor): 6th Smith.The Gators would impress at the East Regional,
way for most of the SEC finish: 1 st 2007 recap: The Gators endured a rough season, losing head held in Gainesville. The team grabbed second place and
en stole the show at 2006-07 recap: For the junior class, coach Tom Jones to cancer in March. The women were able to sent seven athletes to the NCAA Championships. The
A Championships. winning one national championship muster up some success under interim head coach Steve Lemke, Gators finished tied for 34th overall.
ed through tough wasn't enough. When Joakim Noah, including a third place showing at the NCAA East Regional. UF 2008 outlook: The team will be older, more experienced
g a mix of experienced Al Horford and Corey Brewer turned would send eight athletes to the NCAA Championships, where and filled with talent. Will it be enough to oust two-time
The men began the down the NBA's millions for a chance to : they would finish in a tie for 46th and honor five All-Americans. defending champion Florida State? Time will tell, but it's
dropping four in a row and defend the title, U F was overwhelmingly : 2008 outlook: This year will mark the first time in UF history that not likely. After winning the East Regional, the 4x400-meter
e the women suffered chosen as No. 1 in preseason polls for the men's and women's track programs will be combined. Men's relay team should improve, and may contend for a title.
one to eventual national the first time in school history. Despite head coach Mike Holloway will take the reins for a women's squad All-Americans Wes Stockbarger and-Calvin Smith should
with an 8-2 mark. a 3-game losing skid in February, the that returns all of its big names, and will look to improve on last be in the mix as well, and sprinter Jeremy Hall will hope. to
to rival Florida State, Gators marched through the season : year's moderate success. The Gators 4x100 meter relay team that .rebound from an injury that cut his season short.
n's nine-meet win streak rather successfully:-After the football garnered All-American honors in 2006 will return and lead the way Key players: senior Wes Stockbarger (discus), sophomore
es and ruining the team's matchup with Ohio State in the for a squad in transition. Calvin Smith (sprints), junior Willie Perry (sprints)
35-0 record against FSU. BCS National Championship, the Gators Key players: sophomore Mariam Kevkhishvili (throws), senior Season opener: Scheduile not yet released
:The men's team will : coincidentally met up with the Buckeyes Natalie Knight (sprints), senior Lakecia Ealey (sprints)
nmers, while retaining in Atlanta for the basketball title game. UF Season opener: Schedule not yet released
ers and bringing in downed Ohio State 84-75 to cement its .................................. ............................... .................. ..
recruiting class. The name in history, becoming the first team : T 1 Q ....ATL J1Ti -
ghted by trips to Virginia to repeat as national champions since W BflilS llaf ketIMUI
om the Gators lost to by Duke in 1992. Head coach: Amanda Butler (1st season at UF, 40-22 record at Charlotte)
year), and home meets 2007-08 outlook: The Gators are looking Home field: Stephen C. O'Connell Center (The O'Dome), capacity: 12,000
defending champion t to rebuild after losing their starting five Student tickets: Free with Gator 1 ID
ien will also return their and a solid contributor in the SEC's Sixth 2006 record: 9-22 overall, 2-12 Southeastern Conference
nd will be led by their Man of the Year, Chris Richard. Now that Final NCAA ranking: Not ranked
d seniors. They will face guard Brandon Powell has transferred SEC finish: 11th
st identical to the men's, to Marshall, the Gators return only 2006 recap: In 2005, Coach Carolyn Peck led a team with four starters to the NCAA Tournament and regular-season upsets
ble to improve on their 7th four scholarship players. However, UF against powerhouses LSU and Tennessee. However, that left the cupboard bare for the 2006 Gators. Starting the season with
e NCAAs last year. secured the nation's top recruiting class, just two players over 6 feet tall, UF planned to use a run-and-gun style to make up for that lack of height. However, there was
n): sophomore Shaune according to Rivals.com, which features little the Gators could do as they were pummeled and out-muscled nearly every game by bigger, stronger opponents. Things
IM), junior Bradley Ally McDonald's All-Americans Nick Calathes got even worse for UF when LaToya Bullard, Jessica Jackson and LaKendra Phillips all decided to leave the team and transfer
junior WiLucas Salatta (IM/ng); and Jai Lucas. during the winter break. Bullard was the top playmaker for the Gators, and the loss of Jackson left the Gators with just one
nathan Wilcox (Diving); Key players: junior guard Walter Hodge, player over 6 feet. UF lost its first 11 SEC games, and Peck was fired. UF ended the season winning-three of five, including a
med): senior Caroline sophomore center Marreese Speights first-round upset of Mississippi State in the SEC Tournament, but it was too little too late.
senior Katie Ball (Dist. Season opener: Nov. 1 vs. Flagler 2007 outlook: Don't expect UF to become contenders overnight, but the Gators are headed in the right direction. New coach
ah Retrum (Back/Freek (exhibition) Amanda Butler is a former UF point guard from the '90s, and she said in her opening press conference she wants to run a fast-
(men and women): Oct. paced style similar to the one Peck tried last season. Incoming freshmen Ebonie Crawford (6-foot-3) and Ndidi Madu (6-foot-1)
must make an impact or else the undersized Gators will.again have trouble dealing with taller opponents.
Key players: junior forward Marshae Dotson, junior guard Sha Brooks, senior forward Depree Bowden
Season opener: Nov. 1 vs. Warner Southern (exhibition)
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Fayson, James to back up Moore
from page 71
Hekind of fell into that mold. If you're
around negativity, it seeps into you a little
After a solid freshman campaign,
fumble woes plagued Moore throughout
last season, and it was time for a new ap-
"It was a hard experience," Moore
said. "Every person has those hard years
that you got to pick up from. Last year
wasn't a good year for me, but Coach
Meyer was looking for that one guy,
which he didn't have. I knew I had to
make a change."
Moore's new attitude has trickled
down the depth chart.
Behind Moore is receiver Jarred
Fayson, who has spent the off-season
adapting to the tailback position. Fayson
averaged 9 yards per carry last season,
gaining 126 yards and one touchdown
on 14 carries. ,
Sophomore Brandon James, who
spent last season as a kickoff and punt re-
turn specialist, is also competing for play-
ing time behind Moore. Listed at 5-foot-6,
. 9" "
181 pounds, James has been questioned
because of his size.
"The one thing that [James] is bringing
to the table right now is a combination of
hard work and enthusiasm," Drayton
said. "He has become more elusive, if you
can believe it. He has really upgraded his
game in the open field. He's breaking
tackles with that little frame."
Freshman running back Chris Rainey
has impressed Meyer in practice, and
the coach said Rainey
would definitely see
playing time this sea-
son. Still, Meyer has
about Rainey's 5-foot-
ri i 9, 156-pound frame.
He said he would use
Rainey in special roles
Fayson because the freshman
may not be able to handle the blocking
duties of a starting tailback.
"He's an elusive guy," Meyer said.
"We're putting him on the peanut butter
sandwich diet seven times a day so he
can take a hit."
Freshman Bo Williams and redshirt
freshman Chevon Walker round out the
running back depth chart, but they will
probably see limited carries.
NICK-EL, from page 71
supposed to be easy, right?
Just ask former Miami coach Larry Coker,
who won a title with Butch Davis' players.
He is now working for another U: ESPNU.
Oh, and Bill Callahan, who led Jon
Gruden's Oakland Raiders to the Super
Bowl before losing control of his team, too.
So, what makes Meyer a special case?
The little things.
Everything from freshman helmet stripes
to the Circle of Life to Hit City, Meyer's
coaching tactics could very well be second to
none in the country.
UF routed Ohio State because Meyer
outcoached Jim Tressel and made his play-
ers believe they were the underdogs by
ingraining negative comments some fake
- from analysts picking the Gators to lose.
Still, Meyer is far from perfect: Fans for-
give and forget the drug and legal troubles
associated with this team as long as it wins.
It's the media's job to continue to stay on
top of that, but just as reporters earned no
brownie points for dissing Michael Jordan
for gambling in his heyday, you will get
dirty looks around Gainesville for critiquing
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That's apparent as Meyer has his own
Web site, a role in Nike commercials and the
hard-earned respect of The Gator Nation.
Heck, all he had to do was win a national
In two years, he erased the pain of the
Zook era and silenced those who would
reminisce of the good old days with the 01'
Ball Coach while Zook's teams floundered
in the fourth quarter.
There's nowhere to go but up for Meyer,
who bolted for brighter skies after two
years in his previous head coaching stints at
Bowling Green and Utah.
From UF, the only floor higher is the
NFL, or maybe South Carolina. Just ask
In his opening statement at his Dec. 7,
2004, press conference Meyer made it dear
he would not follow suit.
"A lot of times people say, 'Do you have
any ambition to go to the NFL?'" he said.
"I have none whatsoever. It's all about the
pageantry and tradition of college football,
which in my opinion, is second to none."
Meyer brought a winning tradition back
That's where it belongs.
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True freshmen Newton, Brantley vying for backup role behind Tebow
QUARTERBACKS, from page 71
book, worked so hard to fix the kinks in his motion that he
developed arm soreness.
"The one thing with Tim is that he wants to be a great quar-
terback," Mullen said. "He doesn't want to just be a guy who
can run a linebacker over. All of his focus is on being a great,
quarterback with great fundamentals-and a great passer."
Meyer hopes for the second straight year to find another
battering ram, change-of-pace quarterback to take a few snaps
away from Tebow each game.
Me ,UIFao toeP pressure on Dan to make that decision,"
person can do it. We'd like to have a little change of pace."
Three quarterbacks were bunched up on the depth chart
Freshman Cameron Newton enrolled in January and took
the early edge, while fellow freshman John Brantley entered
the fray for summer workouts.
Bryan Waggener, a junior college transfer who enrolled in
January but missed most of spring practice with a broken left
foot, fell out of the race this week after starting preseason prac-
tice far behind.
Gators Newton missed nearly the first
Quarterbacks week of practice with academic issues
and a back injury opening the door for
Brantley to surpass him.
Brantley appeared to be heading that way, but Newton has
come on strong since returning to camp and now has regained
"He looks rea'go o, ana men n1.- ..-. ,.. .
said of Newton. "He's got a little bit of the upper hand. Johnny
Brantley's got a future (with) no limits. It's those two battling
Putting Newton, a more adept runner, at No. 2 would make
sense because Brantley, a pocket passer, could then be redshirt-
ed. Waggener could then take over an emergency-quarterback
Meyer wants to make his decision by the end of the week.
Newton, in limited availability to the media, has down-
played the possibility of redshirting, saying, "it's the coaches'
Brantley, the 2006 Gatorade National Player of the Year at
Ocala Trinity Catholic High, expressed his intention to redshirt
last year and backed that up at UF's Media Day. y,
"I wouldn't be disappointed if I redshirt," said Brantley af-
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Ingram surprised to earn All-SEC accolades
from page 69
chart, Caldwell said.
"He is out there making plays (in
practice), just showing that he needs
to be on the field catching balls some-
how, some way," Caldwell said.
At tight end, junior Cornelius
Ingram figures to create plenty of
In fact, despite very limited expe-
rience at the position since making
.... the switch last
: as voted second
^ team All-SEC in
"To be honest,
I was surprised,"
Ingram Ingram said. "But
I know the ability
that I have ... and a lot of people see
some things in me, and they know
the best is yet to come."
Still, Ingram knows that with the
depth of talent around him, he'll
have to make the most of his op-
"I'd like to get a lot of touches,
-but I know we have a lot of guys we
have to spread the ball to," Ingram
Senior Tate Casey will also see
action at tight end, particularly in
Young players challenge Jackson for starting position
DEFENSIVE BACKS, from page 69
defenses," he said. "We have to compromise a little from what we
had last year. We have a bunch of young guys that aren't veterans.
There are only so many things we can do."
Most of those young guys are vying for playing time -maybe
starting time at cornerback.
Sophomore Markihe Anderson, the team's No. 4 corner last
year behind the departed Smith, Lewis and Tremaine McCollum,
is a step ahead of the field for one starting spot.
But Meyer, who holds all-world expectations, isn't impressed.
"Improved, improved, certainly nowhere near where we need
to be," Meyer said.
Markus Manson, who converted from running back to corner
in spring practice, and sophomore Wondy Pierre-Louis, a spe-
cial teams gunner as a freshman, are fighting true freshman Joe
Haden for the other spot.
At last check, Meyer said Pierre-Louis had the upper hand.
"There's some guys battling," Meyer said. "Its a street fight
for that position."
At safety, the Gators should be fine, at least that's the way EA
Sports seems to think.
Joiner is rated a 90 by the recently released "NCAA 2008"
video game and" projected starting free safety
Gators Kyle Jackson is tied for the second-rated player
Defense on UF's entire team with a 91.
Not so fast, gamers.
Jackson is no lock to regain the starting job he
lost two years ago to Nelson.
True freshman Major Wright, redshirt freshman Jamar
Hornsby and sophomore Dorian Munroe are pushing him.
"He's an invested player," secondary coach Chuck Heater said
of Jackson. "He's a more developed player than he was two years
ago. He's got game experience, but ifs competitive."
Freshmen to play roles
DEFENSIVE LINE, from page 69
so far, and the defense's success will rely heavily on his
"My expectations are as high as his are, andcso are
our defensive coaches'," UF coach Urban Meyer said.
"Derrick is above and beyond where we thought he'd
be as a leader and a football player. He goes as hard as
he can and he's got a tremendous future."
Jermaine Cunningham seems to be the favorite to
start opposite Harvey and will need to emerge as a
playmaker, because teams will likely key on Harvey
throughout the season.
Trattou and Dunlap are probable second-stringers,
and both have unlimited potential.
Dunlap's size 6-foot-6, 240 pounds and growing
- and tremendous speed make him a scary prospect,
and he will have the chance to learn from Harvey, a
preseason All-Southeastern Conference selection.
At tackle, Brandon Antwine and Lawrence Marsh
have an edge on their competition, but Marsh can also
play end, making him a valuable part of the squad.
Clint McMillan and Javier Estopinan who started
two games last year and is coming off of his third knee
surgery add some depth to the position, with Davis
-and Brown situated behind them on the depth chart.
While there is enough talent to go around on the
defensive line, it will be hard to overcome the lack of
experience and replace a unit that provided a steady
four-man rush to anchor the nation's sixth-best defense
"All we have to do with this group right flow is get-
ting them to understand that you have to take every
play one at a time, and you have to play as hard as you
can play," Mattison said.
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2007 ALLIGATOR, 63
Gators enter new season with high expectations
By KARL HYPPOLITE
Alligator Staff Writer
Inside the Gator Dining
Complex, UF coach Becky
Burleigh takes a bite out of her
salad and a sip from her bottle of
It has been nine months since
the No. 13 UF soccer team's con-
troversial 3-2 loss to UCLA in the
Sweet 16, and it seems IBurleigh
still hasn't gotten over the loss.
"We were all disappointed,"
Burleigh said. "So I think that
everyone is poised to go further
than that this season."
Most coaches in the country
would be satisfied with a Sweet
16 finish. But that's not enough
for the Gators, not this year.
Not after Burleigh openly
questioned the officiating follow-
ing UF's loss to the Bruins.
And definitely not with
eight returning seniors the
same number the Gators boast-
ed on their 1998 National
"I think if we finish first in the
[Southeastern Conference], that
-putisG info a very good position
on the national scene," Burleigh
said. "Our team has goals in the
SEC, and we definitely have
goals on the national scene."
With so many veterans suiting
up for the Gators, they may have
already won the first battle along
the path to a successful season.
Forward Stacy Bishop is one
of the eight seniors looking to go
out on top.
Bishop, who led UF in goals
(12) and assists
(6), feels the
key to success
does not neces-
sarily lie in her
own play but
in fostering the
Growth of the
Bishop younger play-
"We just need to work on get-
ting everyone on the same page,"
the 2006 first-team All-SEC for-
ward said. "Everybody wants
the same thing, and that's to win
The area of concern for Bishop
and the Gators will be at goal-
keeper where redshirt freshman
Katie Fraine and true freshman
Meghan Berlingo are battling
to replace the departed Brittni
Fraine, who appeared in four
games with one start, appears
to be the favorite to win the
job due to her experience. But
the Titusville native feels the
outcome is far from a foregone
"I'm working my hardest this
preseason to get the starting spot,
but we just got Meghan in, and
she's doing really well," Fraine
said. "She's giving me good
competition, and-hopefully she's
making me a better goalkeeper as
much as I'm making her a better
Fraine admits that her experi-
ence gives her at least one advan-
tage over Berlingo.
She said she built chemistry
with the team and no longer
expects to be nervous when she
steps on the field.
That experience has 'raine
brimming with confidence.
When asked if she thought UF
was the best team in the SEC, she
"Well I definitely think we're
at the top, and as long as we
play the way we can play, we
shouldn't have any problems."
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VOLLEYBALL, from page 65
Sophomore setter Alli Cecchini played on the US Junior
National A2 Team during the summer and will help the
Gators with setting and defense again this year.
One player who won't be returning is middle blocker
Kari Klinkenborg. Klinkenborg could not overcome a
ankle injury, and her UF career is most likely over.
, The Gators will be helped this season by a heralded
Outside hitter Callie Rivers from Winter Park was man Janine Williams. Williams sat out all but two games
the No. 13-ranked high school player in the country of 2006 with knee problems, but Wise says she is now at
by PrepVolleyball.com in 2006. Middle blocker Lauren 100 percent.
Bledsoe was ranked as the No. 26 pros- Cusack said she thinks a national title is within reach.
. pect and comes to Gainesville from Long "Our seniors are experienced," Cusack said. "They
Beach, Calif. know what it takes."
All-Americans Erin Fleming and Though the team is optimistic about its chances,
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class. "Right now it looks great," she said. "It's easy to sit
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-THURSDAY; AUGUST-23; 2007 E ALLIGATOR, 65
Versatility key to Gators front
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
Drew Miller has more than
danced his way to the center posi-
It seems UF's former right guard
likes to bust out his two-stepping
on the dance floor, earning-him the
notoriety of being the Gators' best
dancer, according to freshman cor-
nerback Ahmad Black.
Miller said he likes to watch mu-
sic videos and emulate the newest
moves in the locker room.
When asked what kind of danc-
es he tries to pull off, the senior
matter-of-factly responded, "I don't
try. I do them."
Miller, who moved to center
to fill the hole left by graduated
Steve Rissler, is probably going to
need that same confidence out on
the field. Before spring, he hadn't
snapped a football since his sopho-
more year of high school..
But after working with quarter-
back Tim Tebow and performing
extra snaps during practice, the se-
nior doesn't seem to be concerned
about the transition.
"I pretty much think I'm com-
fortable with it right now, under-
neath and shotgun," Miller said.
"We'llbe fine. Coach said you have
to be able to play multiple posi-
tions. ... Everybody on the line can
play multiple positions, so that's a
Out of four returning starters
from last season's national cham-
pionship squad, two will play their
same position from a year ago.
Phil Trautwein remains at left
tackle while Jim Tartt stays put at
a redshirt junior,
will take over
S at right tackle
to protect lefty
S Tebow's blind
Addazio Carlton Medder
switched to right guard after pro-
jected starter Ronnie Wilson was
suspended for the season after an
incident involving a firearm in
If the line is at all concerned
about the shuffling, the Gators
haven't shown it.
"Last year we were the ques-
tion mark of the team, and we had
something to prove," Miller said..
"We just worked hard every day
to prove it. Now we're supposed to
be the leaders of the team, and we
just have to take that challenge and
carry the offense."
Part of the reason for the line's
success has to do with its practice
tendencies and a coach who refuses
to neglect the basics.
"I don't think you're ever past
the fundamentals," offensive line
coach Steve Addazio said. "We'll
do fundamentals every day at
practice until a bowl game. ... They
have to be technicians. That's most
important with these young guys
- to build that mindset."
'With its incoming class, the of--
fensive line boasts more depth than
it probably had a few years ago.
James Wilson, 2007's No. 2
overall prospect according to
Rivals.com, has yet to practice be-
cause of an injury, but Addazio said
the Gators expect to have him back
by the first game.
After enjoying three state cham-
pionships at Lakeland High School,
twins Mike and Maurkice Pouncey
decided to enroll at UF in January.
Both are now expected to contrib-
ute as backups this season.
Although the starting line is
pretty much set, Addazio said he
wouldn't -rule out the possibility
of playing some young faces this
"I do think these guys com-
ing out early get an advantage by
that spring jump start for sure,"
Addazio said. "For a lineman, if
you want to play early, that's criti-
cal I think."
Alligator File Photo
UF offensive lineman Drew Miller blocks during the Gators' 49-28
win against Kentucky on Sept. 24, 2005, in Lexington, Ky.
Bar set high for UF volleyball
Alligator File Photo
UF outside hitter Marcie Hampton attempts to strike the ball during a game
against Utah on Aug. 26, 2006, at the O'Connell Center.
* THE GATORS HAVE WON 16 CONSECU-
TIVE SEC REGULAR SEASON TITLES.
By EVAN DREXLER
The banners in the Lemerand Athletic
Center practice facility hang neatly in a row, a
proud collection that is never complete.
There is one banner for each of the UF vol-
leyball team's 16 consecutive Southeastern
Conference regular season titles, and a 17th
seems hardly out of reach.
But for a team that has dominated its confer-
ence for more than a decade and a half, com-
peted in the NCAA Final Four seven times and
has consistently ranked among the nation's top
10 teams, something still feels lacking.
Notably absent from the rafters is a national
. "It's always on our minds," junior setter
Christina Diaz said.
This season may be the Gators' best chance
to achieve that goal and join the Titletown- pa-
"I think it's very attainable for this team,"
senior setter Angie McGinnis said. "Obviously
that's our biggest goal."
This year's seventh-ranked volleyball team
has a great deal of experience, returning all six
starters from 2006, as well as the libero.
I Outside hitter Marcie Hampton, middle
blocker Kisya Killingsworth, opposite hitter
Amber McCray and McGinnis. make up a se-
nior class as strong as any in Gators history.
"I think in college athletics pick any sport
- teams are a reflection of our senior class,"
Coach Mary Wise said. "If that be the case, I
really like the upside of this team."
UF finished the 2006 season with a 30-3
overall record, including 19-1 in SEC play. The
Gators lost in the NCAA regional semifinals to
Opposing conference coaches unanimously
selected UF as the favorite to win the 2097 SEC
Championship in a preseason poll.
Sophomore libero Elyse Cusack hopes to
repeat her high level of play after winning
the SEC Defensive Player of the Year award
"It was a great freshman season for me,"
she said. "But we only made it to the Sweet 16.
Definitely our goal is to make it to the cham-
"I think in college athletics pick any
sport teams are a reflection of our
senior class. If that be the case, I re-
ally like the upside of this team."
UF volleyball coach
Hampton honed her skills playing volley-
ball in Brazil with the US national team for the
Pan American games over the summer.
"Summer was great," Hampton said. "Any
time you play with players of that caliber ...
you're going to get better no matter what."
Wise expects a spectacular season out of
"If she stays healthy, Marcie has a chance to
really have her name all over our recordpok,"
Also returning to start is junior middle
blocker Kelsey Bowers and sophomore middle
blocker Kristina Johnson.
Bowers was second-team All-SEC in 2006
and Johnson made the SEC All-Freshman
SEE VOLLEYBALL, PAGE 64
66, ALLIGATOR TiURbDA, AUdUST 23, 2007
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2007 E ALLIGATOR, 67
Gators rely on young LB core
By MIKE MCCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
When starting linebackers Brandon Siler and
Earl Everett were injured and missed a game against
Western- Carolina last season, few saw it as a good
Now, with a national championship in the bag
and a defensive overhaul in progress, the UF foot-
ball team may wish Siler and Everett had sat out a
few more games.
That's because every play those two missed was
a chance for this season's starters --sophomores
Brandon Spikes and Dustin Doe to gain valuable
"We have a group of really young linebackers
and none have played a lot," UF co-defensive coor-
dinator and linebackers coach Charlie Strong said.
Spikes will be charged with leading the defense
as the middle linebacker, ,replacing Siler, who was
tied for second on the team in tackles last year.
Not only will Spikes have to perform on the
field, but hell also have to be a vocal leader and set
a good example for the rest of.the team, something
Siler excelled at.
That can be a lot of pressure for a sophomore
with one start under his belt..
"I'm very concerned about that," UF coach
Urban Meyer said.
"However, right now I'd have to grade him a
solid 'B' or even heading towards an 'A,' because
he's practicing real hard, he's trying to keep that
defense together and he loves football."
Spikes is immensely valuable to Meyer, whose
goal is to have a strong defense up the middle, and
the 6-foot-3, 243-pounder has remained relatively
relaxed despite his large role.
"There's no pressure. I just know that I have
to be the core of the defense in the middle,"
Spikes said. "The time has come, and I'm
ready to perform. It came a little faster than I
thought it would, but I'm up for the challenge."
Doe will endure the challenge with Spikes, as he
replaces the team's leading tackler, Everett, on the
Redshirt freshman A.J. Jones will round out the
trio, stepping in as the strong side backer in place of
They will be shored up by handyman Ryan
Stamper, a redshirt sophomore who can play all
"We have a group of really young line-
backers and none have played a lot."
UF co-defensive coordinator and linebackers
"Stamper is that solid player for us, and he has
improved tremendously over the past few years,"
Strong said. "The thing I like about Stamper is that
he is a guy that I can take and really have him play
any (linebacker) position. He is smart enough and
has enough athletic ability."
Behind Stamper, four freshmen Lorenzo
Edwards, Brandon Hicks, John Jones and Steven
Wilks are competing for time.
While they certainly lack experience, the line-.
backers do have a secret weapon facing one of
the country's most explosive offenses every day at
"Guys like (Percy) Harvin, (Tim) Tebow, (Phil) -
Trautwein, Drew Miller and the others are some of
the toughest guys in the conference," Doe said.
"I feel like they make our defense better just lin-
ing up against them every day in practice."
Ankle injury forces
Klinkenborg to quit
By EVAN DREXLER
After battling an ankle injury
for the entire 2006 season, mid-
dle blocker Kari Klinkenborg
will not play for the UF volley-
ball team this season, and her
career is likely over.
The oft-injured Klinkenborg
hurt her ankle again during the
winter and is no longer on the
team, Coach Mary Wise said.
"For Kari to be able to live a
normal life and stay active, her
ankle just wasn't going to sus-
tain the wear and tear of jump-
ing in our sport," Wise said.
Klinkenborg re-injured the
ankle while attempting to rehab
by playing volleyball over win-
ter break in Denver, Wise said.
Klinkenborg played in 15
matches and 24 games last sea-
son but never started a match,
tallying only five kills all year. .
She last played in the Gators'
regular-season closer against
St. John's on Nov. 25. She had
Wise ruled out any possibil-
ity of a return for Klinkenborg.
"She's done with playing,"
Wise said. "The initial surgery
that she had, things just didn't
work out as cleanly as you
would hope. So they had to ggy
back in and repeat."
Klinkenborg was the hitting-
leader in the
Klinkenborg year with a
In 2004, she was on the SEC
Freshman Academic Honor
She came into UF as the No.
49 ranked player in the nation
Wise lamented the absence
"That's the tough thing about
sports," Wise said. "Things you
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UF WIDE RECIEVERS
Receiving corps boasts speed, depth
By BRYAN JONES
Alligator Staff Writer
UF coach Urban Meyer remembers
looking down at his play sheet during a
2005 game and simply shaking his head.
With his top three receivers out due to
injury, the coach felt hopeless on offense.
"Dan, call a good play," he remembers
sarcastically remarking to offensive coor-
dinator Dan Mullen via headset.
"We had no one on the field that could
make a play," Meyer said.
Nowadays the Gators have an entirely
different problem when it comes to receiv-
Alligator File Photo
UF wide receiver Percy Harvin looks for extra yardage in a game against
Southern Mississippi on Sept. 2 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
"I think we've got too many playmak-
ers," senior receiver Andre Caldwell said.
"Every time they touch the ball, it can
be six points on the scoreboard."
Because of the depth and speed at the
position, Caldwell said the receivers are
the strength of the team.
"They depend on us a lot to make a
lot of big plays and make sure we stay in
every ballgame," he said. "We work hard
every day, and we're just trying to stay
No: 1 on this team."
The likely starters at wide receiver are
Caldwell, sophomore Percy Harvin and
junior Louis Murphy.
Caldwell passed up the NFL to return
for a fifth season at UF.
"I want to be known as one of the great-
est players to play the game," Caldwell
said. "At Florida, nobody can say they
won two national championships. So I am
trying to go back-to-back."
Harvin, the reigning Most Valuable
Player of the Southeastern Conference
title game, is considered one of the most
explosive and dynamic players in the
"Percy is probably the best player in
our conference, and they call the SEC
the little NFL," sophomore Jarred Fayson
said. "He is one of the top two or three
players in the country. He's a bigtime ball
An afterthought at the position a year
ago, Murphy has been the surprise of the
Caldwell said Murphy's breakout is a
product of staying healthy through a full
off-season conditioning program.
Sophomores Riley Cooper and Fayson
also figure to see a great deal of playing
time, though Fayson spent the off-season
learning to play running back and will
likely be the backup to Kestahn Moore.
Speedy freshman Deonte Thompson
is another candidate to receive playing
Cooper, who missed most of spring
practice with a foot injury, might be the
most underrated receiver on the depth
SEE WIDE RECEIVERS, PAGE 61
By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
If strong safety Tony Joiner creeps up to
defend the run, he needs to remember Reggie
Nelson isn't guarding his backside anymore.
That safety blanket is gone.
When Joiner helps out on pass coverage,
somebody better remind him Ryan Smith
and Reggie Lewis are no longer on the team,
The two experienced cornerbacks also
finished their college careers in
Glendale, Ariz., on Jan. 8.
S Joiner is the only returning
starter and the only source of
Football stability amid inexperience and
athleticism two words that
define the Gators' defense and
defensive backfield, in particular.
"1 kind of feel like it's a strong responsibil-
ity for me this year," Joiner said, referring to
his new leadership role as a" senior. "You've
got some new guys that are unfamiliar play-
ing. It's a big responsibility, having a lot of
young guys around."
Joiner landed on the preseason All-
Southeastern Conference second team after
registering 59 tackles in his first year starting.
Joiner, a ferocious run stopper, fed his
appetite by playing the run and leaving free
safety Reggie Nelson to roam the entire field
as a safety net.
That was a calculated risk that paid off for
UF coach Urban Meyer last year.
With Nelson gone and question marks at
cornerback, Joiner's role will adjust accord-
ingly as he helps his younger teammates in
"We have to be creative and use some new
SEE DEFENSIVE BACKS, PAGE 61
Young players forced to fill big shoes on defensive line
Harvey returns after successful season
By MIKE MCCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
The 2006 UF defensive line will
probably be best remembered for
chasing Ohio State quarterback
Troy Smith all over the field in
the BCS National Championship
Many of the 2007 line watched
those moments unfold on televi-
Six true freshmen are compet-
ing for playing time in the front
four, a stark contrast to last year's
"This might be one of the
is that much talent,
UF signed six defensive line
youngest groups I've ever worked it se S e
i co-defensive coordi- recruits last year. Scout.com rated
with," defensive co four of them as five-star players.
nator and defensive line coach tcl
Freshman defensive tackles
Greg Mattison said. "I cafi't ever John Brown and Torrey Davis
remember going into a meeting John Brown and Torrey Davis
remember going into a meeting two of the best in the nation
room where there were so .iany at their position in high school
young kids that we were counting ill likely see action as back-
on. The good thing is that I don't will likely see action as back-
know if I've ever been in a room ups this season, while classmates
Justin Trattou, Carlos Dunlap,
Duke Lemmens and Jaye Howard
could all play significant roles at
The player charged with direct-
ing the inexperienced line is defen-
sive end Derrick Harvey, who led
the team in sacks last season as a
Harvey is the -only sure starter
SEE DEFENSIVE LINE, PAGE 61
Ijjas earns scholarship, solidifies role as starting kicker
By BRYAN JONES
Alligator Staff Writer
UF kicker Joey Ijjas has earned a scholar-
ship with the Gators and will be the starting
placekicker this season, Coach Urban Meyer
When Meyer recently announced Ijjas
would likely be the man to kick field goals
for the Gators this season, it appeared Ijjas
had won the job by default. Junior Jonathan
Phillips has been battling a hyperextended
"(Ijjas) is going to kick in the first game,"
Meyer said. "He had a hell of a day today. He's
earned it. I'm happy for Joey."
Ijjas is the most experienced kicker on the
team after taking over as UF's kickoff special-
ist last season.
The senior has not yet attempted a single
field goal with the Gators.
POSITION BATTLES: Redshirt freshman Bryan
Thomas has impressed Meyer lately and is
making a push for playing time at safety, the
While senior Tony Joiner
is a lock to start at free
safety, there is some com-
petition for the free safety
Senior Kyle Jackson is
the front-runner, but he is
being pushed by Thomas,
a sophomore DorianMunroe,
Jackson freshman Major Wright and
redshirt freshman Jamar Hornsby.
"(Jackson) struggled yesterday, but he had
a good day today," Meyer said.
At wide receiver, Meyer praised dshirt
sophomore David Nelson and soplihmore
"They're going to play," he said.
Meanwhile, Meyer is still waiting to name
Tim Tebow's backup at quarterback.
The coach recently admitted freshman
Cameron Newton had the leg up on fellow
freshman John Brantley, but he backtracked a
Meyer said he expects to decide witfun the
70, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2007
Ijjas looks to erase kicking woes of 2006 season
"You can watch and see how hard it was on him at times
last year," said Ijjas, a redshirt senior. "The big thing being
a kicker is you got to be mentally tough, and he definitely
was that last year. You learn some things from how he held
After an All-Southeastern Conference second team
junior campaign, Hetland came into his senior year with
Charles Roop/Alligator Staff
Joey Ijjas (98) and Greg Taussig (85) watch as Jonathan Phillips (38) kicks the ball during practice on March 23 at
Sanders Football Practice Field. Ijjas has been named the starting kicker and awarded a scholarship.
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Alligator Staff Writer
If Joey 1jjas and Jonathan Phillips learned anything from
former Gators kicker Chris Hetland last season, it was how
to mentally to cope with failure.
similar expectations. However, a 6-for-15 season quickly
dashed any hopes of that.
Now the Gators look to the future, where they expect
the kicking game to improve.
Ijjas will be the starting place kicker this season edg-
ing out Phillips an d has earned a scholarship, Meyer
ljjas knows fans will be sure to complain if there's an-
other Hetland-type struggle.
"I can understand why [the fans] see it as a concern,"
Ijjas said. "Last year was a little bit of a rough year, and
we got two new guys who have never kicked before com-
ing in. I understand that perspective, but at the same
point, this is Florida -1 you're going to get players who
"It was hard to watch (Hetland's missed kicks last
season). You want to be out there sometimes as an athlete.
You always think you can do better, but [Hetland] was the
right guy at 1hat time, just missing
Gators a little bit here, missing a little bit
Special teaMS there. You feel for the guy."
While Hetland struggled, punter
Eric Wilbur had a solid senior year. He'll be replaced
by redshirt sophomore Bobby Kane-and freshman Chas
Henry the No. 1-rated punter in the class 'of 2007 by
While Kane has more experience on the practice squad,
Henry is likely UF's punter of the future. *
I Meyer said he has not yet decided who will staxt the
"I think in the long term Chas Henry is the best op-
tion because he's so talented, but you need time and ex-
perience, and Bobby has been with-us for a little while,"
Sophomore Brandon James is expected to keep his job as
kickoff and punt return specialist, though there are rumors
James will be suspended for the season opener following
his April arrest during a marijuana sting operation.
Freshman Chris Rainey, sophomore Jarred Fayson and
redshirt freshman Chevon Walker will compete for time at
the other kickoff return slot.
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Tebow, offense sport
By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
After two years of struggling to
adapt his offense to Chris Leak's
skills, UF coach Urban Meyer finally
has his quarterback, Tim Tebow
- the one he recruited under
Now he can open up a high-oc-
tane option attack, right?
"Our offensive philosophy is not
going to be any different," offensive
coordinator Dan Mullen said. "We
want to spread the field and create
mismatches. The only difference
may be how we do it."
The team hopes Tebow can re-
place Leak as an accurate passer and
field general, using the weapons
around him to make plays.
Tebow said the base of the of-
fense will remain. But with a .differ-
ent set of hands jettisoning the ball
every play, tweaks and adjustments
must be made.
"I check out the Bowling Green
offense through Tim Tebow, and the
evolution of the offense is phenom-
enal," said Meyer, referring to his
previous coaching stops. "You are
going to see us revert back to'alitfle
bit of the Utah things."
As a freshman, Tebow led the
Gators with eight rushing touch-
downs and ranked second on the
team with 469 rushing yards.. -
Even he knows the days of stiff-
arming defenders and diving head
first for the extra yard appear to be
Mullen ir, I When asked
by a reporter if he
would shde a la
Leak before get-
ting hit, Tebow
Mullen sir, I think so.
"I think we're
going to work on that a little bit
- work. on sliding," Tebow said.
"Even in baseball, I always slid in
Tebow also worked on his pass-
ing during the off-season, a subject
of criticism from many who barely
saw him pass as a freshman.
Tebow, stamped throughout the
Florida high school passing record
SEE QUARTERBACKS, PAGE 59
Charles Roop / Alligator Staff
Quarterback Tim Tebow (No. 15) throws a pass during the Orange and Blue Game at Ben Hill Griffin
Stadium on April 14.
By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
It was the morning of Jan. 9, and
Gainesville was still partying.
One night earlier, the Gators
claimed their second-ever national
title with a victory against Ohio State,
and seemingly everyone in the Gator
Nation was beaming with joy.
Everyone except Kestahn Moore.
. "You're talking about a moment
that was the height of all of our.careers
- winning the national championship,
running backs coach Stan Drayton
said. "The very next day you wake
up and talk to Kestahn Moore, and
you still feel the frustration that he had
about his level of play and his whole
approach to last season. When it was
time to go back into that weight room
and spring workouts, he was a beast.
Tampa Bay 2
He went from not contributing to be-
ing one of the leaders on this football
Meet the reborn Kestahn Moore.
Drayton said the negativity of past
running units no longer drags Moore
G r first on the
GatorS depth chart at
behind quarterback Tim Tebow on the
"Gators Effort Board" a system that
ranks players based on work ethic.
"He's practicing at a tempo that I've
never seen"' Drayton said. "There were
some attitudes in previous groups
before we got here that old mental-
ity that they didn't have to work hard.
'We're ballers. We're going to show up
on game day and be a great back.',
SEE RUNNING BACKS, PAGE 58
WThe UF basketball team is looking
for walk-ons at the forward and cen-
ter positions. Those interested should
call Darren Hertz at in the basketball
office at (352) 375-4683 ext. 4200.
Winning tradition restored at UF
Six, 6, 14, 11 and 3.
Those are the preseason rankings
slotted to UF by the nation's leading
prognosticators, Athlon, the Associated Press,
Phil Steele, Lindy's and the USA Today Board
Let me give you some more numbers.
The Gators lost five defensive linemen,
three linebackers, two cornerbacks and one
safety to the NFL.
12, 21, 81, 79.
They lost their starting quarterback (No.
12 Chris Leak), starting running back (No. 21
DeShawn Wynn), No. 1 wide receiver (No. 81
Dallas Baker) and starting center (No. 79 Steve
Rissler) to the NFL.
I Those lofty rankings are for a team that
those same voters said didn't deserve to play
for the national championship last year, and
some thought wasn't even the best team from
its own conference.
Hey coaches, still think the baby Gators are
Urban Meyer will tell you rankings espe-
cially preseason ones are as insignificant as
Michael Vick's traffic ticket earlier this week.
But they are significant for at least one
"Every time you see a fine girl (in
Gainesville), you see another fine
girl better than her. (Some people)
like different color girls and stuff
like that. I'm a white-girl man."
UF running back
The Gators are back,
baby Even ESPN Gator
Hater Mark May has to
admit that by now.
Their average rank
in the preseason AP and
Coaches' polls is the
highest it has been since
that guy who wore a vi-
Meyer has fulfilled
On day No. 1, after being introduced as
UF's 21st head coach at a press conference
on Dec. 7, 2004, he made his intentions auspi-
"I'm anxious to put together a staff and a
team that the Gainesville community and the
University of Florida will be very proud of in
the near future," Meyer said to close out his
Day No. 999 of his service, Sept. 1 against
Western Kentucky, might as well be day No. 1
all over again.
He must prove to Gator Nation, and him-
self, that he can win with his own players.
After cleaning up the Ron Zook mess, that's
SEE NICK-EL, PAGE 58
*NCAA Football: LSU at Miss. St.
ESPN, 8 p.m.
IMLB : Tampa Bay at Baltimore
Fox Sports Net, 7 p.m.
Moore leads tailbacks
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