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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2007
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UF students Leslie Tharp (right) and Kristen Wal-
berg march on campus early Tuesday afternoon.
Meyer let out of jail
By KIM WILMATH
Andrew Meyer, the UF student who was Tasered and ar-
rested by University Police Department officers Monday, was
released from jail about 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Meyer, a telecommunication senior, spent the night in jail
but was in good spirits, said Robert Griscti, his attorney.
Griscti said Meyer and his family are very surprised at
the UPD officers' actions and do not think Taser use was ap-
He said UPD has not attempted to com-
municate with the family.
'. i". Meyer left jail around noon with his
parents and attorney.
.. UPD released an offense report Tuesday
revealing details of Meyer's arrest.
According to Officer Nicole Lynn
Mallo's account, Meyer told UPD officers:
Meyer "I am not mad at you guys, you didn't do
anything wrong, you were just trying to do your job."
During a news conference Tuesday afternoon, UF
President Bernie Machen said he had not talked to Meyer or
But he said he would be willing if they wanted to.
Machen announced UF will ask the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement to conduct an investigation of the ap-
propriateness of Taser use.
Two officers, Eddie King and Mallo, have been placed on
paid administrative leave.
Alligator Staff Writer Andrew Tan contributed to this report.
Protest attracts hundreds
By JESSICA DaSILVA
Alligator Staff Writer
Standing outside the University
Police Department on Tuesday, about
300 sweat-drenched UF students de-
manded explanations for the Tasering
of a student by UPD officers Monday.
Students gathered on the Plaza of
the Americas and marched to UPD
and Emerson Alumni Hall in protest
of the censorship, arrest and Tasering
of Andrew Meyer during a Monday
speech by Sen. John Kerry.
Meyer, a UF telecommunication
senior, asked Kerry, a Democrat who
represents Massachusetts and a for-
mer presidential candidate, about his
involvement in a secret society at Yale
University and the 2004 presidential
At noon, the 300 students, some
wearing shirts that read "'End pig
violence" and "Don't tase me, bro,"
gathered on the Plaza of the Americas
to make signs and get ready for the
A sign made by Emily Soergel, a 22-
year-old UF alumna, asked, "Who will
guard the guards themselves?"
Soergel said UPD's Tasering was
"When the people
On who are supposed to pro-
Campus tect you go beyond the
law themselves, it's scary
to think who will protect
you now," she said.
On the way to UPD down Newell
Drive, students chanted, "Hey, hey, ho,
ho, police brutality has got to go" and
"No justice, no peace, no Taaasers for
Packed closely together, students
stood outside UPD.
SEE PROTEST, PAGE 5
TOP: A man holds a sign and
shouts during the protest outside
the University Police Department
on Tuesday afternoon. The protest
was against the department's ar-
rest and Tasering of UF student An-
drew Meyer. ABOVE: A UF student
protests UPD on campus Tuesday
afternoon. On Monday, Meyer was
Tasered, at an appearance by Sen.
said Tuesday he is
the incident that
took place during
Sen. John Kerry's
earlier this week.
See story, pg. 3.
Andrew Meyer has
of a celebrity in the
matter of a couple
days. For a closer
look at Meyer, see
the back page of
the paper, pg. 16.
The arrest and Tasering
of UF student Andrew Meyer 4.
sparked controversy around
UF, Gainesville and the
country. To see photos of news
conferences and a local protest
that took place Tuesday, visit
* The University
handed out a docu-
ment at a news
that outlines its
for Taser use. See
story, pg. 3
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Office overwhelmed with calls
* PEOPLE ARE PHONING IN OPINIONS
ABOUT THE TASERING OF ANDREW MEYER.
By APRIL DUDASH
Opinions bombarded the UF Office of University
Relations after University Police Department officers
Tasered telecommunication senior Andrew Meyer on
Steve Orlando, UF spokesman, said the office re-
ceived hundreds of calls and e-mails Tuesday.
Students, alumni and concerned people from all over
the community have called in, Orlando said
People have seen the video and it's very upsetting to
them, he said.
"Quite frankly, it's compelling video," Orlando-said.
"It captures the television viewer's attention."
People expressed concern about the use of Tasers and
whether they were used because of the questions Meyer
was asking Sen. John Kerry, Orlando said
The office's goal is to have the Florida Department
-of Law Enforcement review the-use of Tasers by UPD
officers, he said
Nlany of the responses the university relations office
has received have been rude and full of bad language.
Orlando said the staff will answer the reasonable
comments, adding that he feels bad for office employees
:who have answered calls.
"Thev'v e been abused." he said. "It's all part of the
day, I guess."
Videos contribute to Taser debate
By AMELIA BECK
Videos and online coverage of
the Tasering and arrest of UF stu-
dent Andrew Meyer have fueled a
firestorm of controversy, prompting
mixed reactions from UF students
about the incident and the national
attention surrounding it.
Alexandra Weissman, a UF
microbiology senior, said she is
embarrassed for UF that the foot-
age has circulated nationally but is
glad that Meyer's arrest was caught
"What scares me is what the po-
lice would have done had cameras
not been there," said Weissman,
who marched with students from
the Plaza of the Americas to the
University Police Department on
Tuesday as part of a protest.
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Students watched with mouths
agape as footage of the arrest played
in some university classrooms.
Debates among students about the
incident replaced Tuesday's lec-
tures in other classes.
Facebook groups were also
formed in response to Meyer's ar-
"Don't Taser Me,
On the Bro!" had more than
Web 1,200 members as of
Tuesday night, and
"Gators for the Tasing of Andrew
Meyer" had 56:
Meyer's friends posted news
and video clips of the arrest on
his own Web site while he was in
Messages on Meyer's Facebook
profile read "you are a celebrity!"
and "you're a star, milk this for
all it's worth." One student asked
Meyer to sign his copy of Tuesday's
One of several videos of the ar-
rest posted on YouTube was viewed
more than 540,000 times, and a
Wikipedia entry titled "University
of Florida Taser incident" was cre-
Alex Sommer, a UF senior who
also marched in protest Tuesday,
said he thought video of the arrest
attracted much of the attention.
"With this technology, people
can see what happened firsthand,
unedited and unbiased by the me-
dia," he said.
Other students said the media
attention has blown the incident
out of proportion. .
"It seems like people are mak-
ing a bigger deal out of this than
it should be," said senior Daniel
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2007 ALLIGATOR, 3
says FDLE will investigate
By KIM WILMATH
At a news conference Tuesday afternoon,
UF President Bernie Machen said he was
"embarrassed" by the events at Sen. .John
Kerry's speech Monday.
Machen said he regretted that civil
discourse did not occur at the meeting be-
tween Andrew Meyer and University Police
Meyer was Tasered and charged with a,
third-degree felony and a second-degree mis-
demeanor after officers said he resisted arrest
with violence and disturbed the peace.
Machen said the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement would conduct a full in-
vestigation of the officers' actions.
He said two officers involved, Eddie King
and Nicole Mallo, would be immediately
suspended with pay pending further inves-
According to a UPD offense report, King
gave the order to Taser Meyer. Mallo Tasered
him in the left shoulder, according to both
King's and Mallo's accounts.
A panel of faculty and students will re-
view UF's police protocols and suggest ways
to improve. UPD will also conduct an inter-
The State Attorney's Office will decide
whether to go forward with Meyer's charg-
Machen said he expects fast investigation
He said he had seen the video but was
not prepared to make any judgment about
whether the. officers' response was appropri-
"The protesters are concerned
about the same things we are."
Because Meyer used profanity during
a question-and-answer session, his micro-
phone was turned off, said Steven Blank,
chairman of Accent, Student Government's
speakers bureau. The group hosted Kerry's
When police tried to pull Meyer from the
microphone, he began to struggle. Six officers
held him to the ground, while one Tasered
Machen said safety has been a heightened
concern since the Virginia Tech tragedy, and
he is still confident in UPD's capabilities.
UPD is the "most professional and sensi-
tive group of officers I have ever worked
Charles Roop / Alligator Staff
UF President Bernie Machen speaks to reporters at a news conference in Emerson
Alumni Hall on Tuesday.
with," he said.
He said the amount of phone calls and
e-mails he's received the past two days "re-
minds me of hiring a football coach."
Machen said Meyer is allowed back on
Gene Zdziarski, UF dean of students and
assistant vice president of student affairs,
said students charged with misdemeanors or
felonies would be suspended from classes if
. they were dangerous to other students.
Meyer does not pose a threat, he said.
Downstairs, protesters waited, cooling off
in the air conditioning after marching from
the Plaza of the Americas to the UPD office
and finally to Emerson Alumni Hall.
"The protesters are concerned about the
same things we are," Machen said.
UPD document outlines circumstances for Taser use
* THE DOCUMENT WAS
PASSED OUT TUESDAY.
By KATIE GALLAGHER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Tasers may only be used in "spe-
cific circumstances," UF President
Bernie Machen said Tuesday at a
At the conference at Emerson
Alumni Hall, a University Police
Department document concerning
the use of Tasers was passed out.
According to the UPD document,
the circumstances for using a Taser.
include trying to avoid an officer's
attempts to control a situation.
This can include people bracing
themselves, pushing or not allow-
ing an officer to approach. A person
does not have to strike or harm an
officer to justify use of a Taser, ac-
cording to the UPD papers.
The document, titled "Use of
Force," was last revised
Public in March and also deals
Safety with other policies on
The document classifies violence
on a scale of one to six, with level
one being intimidating body lan-
guage and level six being attempts
to kill or badly hurt an officer. Tasers
are an accepted response to level
four and above.
But officers must also take into
account the person they are dealing
"For instance, an unarmed small
framed female juvenile may be
displaying level five resistance but
would-probably only require level
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three response by the average of-
ficer," it reads.
All police officers who carry
Tasers receive annual training.
Any time a person is Tasered,
even if it's accidental, the incident is
subject to internal review.
If someone is Tasered, according
to the UPD paper, paramedics will
be called after that person is taken
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Meyer's attorney will fight for dismissal of charges
* ANDREW MEYER WAS CHARGED
WITH A THIRD-DEGREE FELONY.
By KIM WILMATH
On Tuesday, Andrew Meyer rested. His at-
torney, Robert Griscti, said the stress of being
tackled, Tasered and jailed took its toll on the
UF telecommunication senior.
In an interview before a news conference,
Griscti said Meyer wouldn't .comment be-
cause everything is "moving too fast."
During the conference, Griscti said Meyer
would cooperate with all investigations into
As far as what happened at the campus
forum Monday afternoon, Griscti said, "The
videotape speaks for itself."
Griscti said he would fight for complete
dismissal of Meyer's charges.
During a speech hosted by Accent,
Student Government's speakers bureau,
Meyer asked Sen. John Kerry questions about
politics, Kerry's involvement in a secret soci-
ety during college and the 2004 presidential
After a few minutes, Meyer's microphone
was cut off because he used profanity, said
Steven Blank, Accent chairman.
As Kerry attempted to answer Meyer's
questions, several University Police
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Department officers began to pull Meyer
away from the microphone.
In an official statement, Kerry wrote
that he asked police to allow him to answer
Meyer's questions and was doing so when
Meyer was taken away.
"I regret enormously that a good, healthy
discussion was interrupted," Kerry wrote,
adding that he believes he could have han-
dled the situation himself.
"In 37 years of public appear-
ances, through wars, protests and
highly emotional events, I have
never had a dialogue end this
"In 37 years of public appearances,
through wars, protests and highly emotional
events, I have never had a dialogue end this
way," Kerry wrote.
As Meyer struggled, more officers tried to
pull him outside, finally tackling him to the
Six officers held Meyer down while one
officer Tasered him.
Meyer was arrested and charged with a
third-degree felony for resisting arrest with
violence and a second-degree misdemeanor
,for disturbing the peace.
The maximum penalty for the felony is
five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. The
misdemeanor could mean 60 days in prison
and a $500 fine.
Griscti said he thinks it's extremely un-
likely that Meyer will receive those maxi-
Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff
Robert Griscti, Andrew Meyer's attorney, speaks to members of the media Tuesday
about Meyer's reaction to his arrest. He said Meyer did not have an official statement
and was resting but would cooperate with the investigation.
At his arraignment Tuesday morning,
Meyer accepted his criminal charges and
was allowed to leave on the condition that
he would return for a criminal trial. The trial
date has not been set.
After the arraignment, Griscti said he
thought the Taser use was inappropriate.
He said he didn't think Meyer posed a
threat to anyone at the speech, and there were
enough officers to usher him outside without
Amos Eshel, a UF computer science and
math senior and friend of Meyer, sat quietly
in the back of the courtroom.
Later that day, Eshel said he has known
Meyer since middle school.
"He does like to speak his mind," he said.
He added that Meyer is not the type of
person to start major trouble.
"This has been blown way out of propor-
tion," Eshel said. "He's being made into a
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2007 E ALLIGATOR, 5
Moseley will appoint four students to review panel
* MOSELEY SPOKE AT A
STUDENT SENATE MEETING.
By DEVIN CULCLASURE
Though the national spotlight
is focused on the Tasering incident
at Sen. John Kerry's appearance,
discussion of the affair was lim-
ited at the Student Senate's meeting
Student Body President Ryan
Moseley and Steven Blank,
chairman of Accent Student
Government's speakers bureau
- briefly answered questions from
Moseley told senators he wanted
to ensure students were involved
during the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement's review of the
He said he would be appointing
four students to a panel of faculty
and students designed to review
police protocols, UF management
eStudent the FDLE re-
he also wants students to be patient
before passing judgment on the
Students have told him that they
believe police acted correctly, and
others expressed outrage, he said.
"There's a' lot of information
that's still to be collected," he said.
"I want more time to hear students'
Sen. Heshan "Grasshopper"
lllangkoon, a Gator Party senator
representing graduate students,
asked how many senators thought
the level of force used by the police
About three or four raised their
Illangkoon then asked the
Senate to watch the entire video of
He said he thought the minutes
leading up to Meyer's arrest make it
clear that police acted correctly, but
news networks were only showing
a small portion of the video.
llangkoon said CNN is defam-
"When you have someone
screaming down the aisle toward
a political figure, what do you ex-
pect?" he asked.
Accent policy won't change
By DEVIN CULCLASURE
Despite Monday's Tasering incident,
Student Government's speakers bureau
will continue to operate normally, a top of-
ficial with the organization said Tuesday.
Steven Blank, Accent chairman, said he
didn't think the incident warranted any
major changes in Accent's security policy.
"In 40 years, we've never had this sort
of situation," Blank said. "We have been
doing the same thing for a very long time,
and we will continue to do it."
Andrew Meyer, a telecommunication
senior, was arrested and Tasered by UPD
officers during a question-and-answer
session with Kerry, a Democrat who rep-
resents Massachusetts and a former presi-
dential candidate. Accent hosted Kerry's
Police moved in after Blank ordered
Meyer's microphone to be cut off when
Meyer used profanity.
"We make it clear that any profanity
and vulgarity by anyone asking questions
will result in a cutting off of the mic,"
Police are typically present when a
prominent figure speaks, Blank said.
But he declined to comment on
whether he thought the use of a Taser was
"In 40 years, we've never had.
this sort of situation."
"The police are there with the general
understanding that they are there to keep
order," he said. "They acted independent-
ly of Accent."
But the UPD police report stated that
Accent officials asked police to remove
Meyer from the room.
Blank also declined to offer his per-
sonal reaction to the incident, only saying,
"It was a wonderful speech on behalf of
Students proceed to Emerson
PRUI i I,from Page I
Benjamin Dictor, a political science
junior, approached Lt. Stacey Ettel, who
handed him five pamphlets on how to file
When Dictor told the crowd, protest-
ers booed and chanted, "This is what
incompetence looks like."
Then Steve Orlando, UF spokesman,
came toward them.
Dictor quieted the crowd so people
could hear Orlando's message.
"Let the man speak!" he shouted. "We
are bigger than them! We don't suppress
freedom of speech!"
Orlando informed the crowd of in-
vestigations that would be performed, in
addition to UF President Bernie Machen's
news conference in Emerson.
Students walked back to the Plaza of
the Americas to wait until the conference.
There, they shared stories about police
experiences and censorship, and they be-
gan a second march at 1:30 p.m.
About half the students made the trek
Dictor was one of two representatives
allowed into the conference. With the
paid suspension of two officers, he said
he thought UF took a step in
On the right direction.
CaMpus After Machen's address,
Dictor spoke to dozens of
news crews and asked for help on behalf
of UF students.
Later that afternoon, the American
Civil Liberties Union issued a press re-
lease expressing disapproval of the Taser
"We are not safe," Dictor said. "We are
students who are fearful of asking ques-
Alligator Writer Kim Wilmath contrib-
uted to this report.
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6, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2007
UPD must update
T he UF administration is in trouble.
It has the task of figuring out if using a Taser gun on UF
student Andrew Meyer during Sen. John Kerry's appear-
ance Monday was justified. A document from the University
Police Department would suggest its officers were well within
their bounds to use a Taser on the disruptive student.
But maybe UPD's policies need a few changes. Thousands
of UF students and thousands of people across the nation seem
to think so. At the very least, the overwhelming opinion is that
Meyer's actions didn't merit a Tasering, regardless of what the
UPD handbook says.
Tasers shouldn't be banned from campus. In light of what
happened at Virginia Tech, there may be a time when using a
Taser is necessary. And it's completely possible someone could
become very violent on campus and an officer would be justi-
fied in using a Taser.
A Taser is a much better alternative to a gun, especially in
Florida, where it's perfectly legal to shoot first and ask questions
later. But just because it's a less deadly weapon doesn't mean it
can be used with abandon.
The police have the responsibility to be very careful any
time they consider applying pain in exchange for compliance.
There's a fine line between using power and abusing power.
Even though it updated its Tasering policies in March, UPD
must revise them if it hopes to regain credibility among stu-
dents. UF announced it will ask the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement to look into when it's appropriate to use Tasers.
Accent, Student Government speakers' bureau, said it won't
change its security policy at speeches and events, and we ap-
plaud that. But we hope UPD considers changing its Taser
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We'd be lying if we
said we weren't
the response to Monday's
event. We're overwhelmed
with the work it's generated
for our newsroom, but mostly
we're overwhelmed by the
On Monday, UF student
Andrew Meyer was Tasered
at Sen. John Kerry's town-hall
forum after refusing to leave
the auditorium quietly.
On Tuesday, students
staged protests and sit-ins.
Rumors about riots swirled
about the city.
National news networks
covered the event. Letters
poured into our inboxes.
Administrators issued state-
ments left and right, trying to
cover their asses.
And to think, none of
this would have been pos-
sible without YouTube and
Thanks to several videos
. of the incident posted online,
ranging from television-clar-
ity to cell-phone-fuzziness,
millions of people have seen
Technology's a bitch, man.
Without Facebook, we
can't imagine students would
have organized themselves
quickly enough to hold a
protest one short day after
the now-infamous event hap-
We're not saying Tasering
a student wasn't bad enough.
Much of the world would
have been outraged without
video and photographs.
But technology adds a
new element to the equation.
Instead of relying on news re-
ports, which often sensation-
alize or omit some things, raw
video footage brings the event
away from the subjective and
into the objective.
One online video is a small
step for man, and technology
is one giant leap for mankind.
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Police correct to use force on student
ndrew Meyer's arrest on Monday has no doubt
sparked debate about how much force officers
can use. Some believe Tasering him was out of
line; others think the punishment fit the crime. But before
we pass judgment on anyone, consider this snippet from
"A person is justified in using force, except deadly
force, against another when and to the extent that the
person reasonably believes that such conduct is necessary
to defend himself or herself or another against the other's
imminent use of unlawful force." -Title-XLVI, 776.012.
Unless Sen. John Kerry came down from the podium
and started throwing punches, Meyer had no other rea-
son to fight anyone. However, because University Police
Department officers believed he was becoming a threat
to Kerry, they were justified in using their own force to
The only exception to this rule is the use of -deadly
force; even then, the officers prefer saving lives to taking
them, suicides included.
Monday's event has implications beyond an arrest and
a jail stay.
UPD is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation
for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and the
Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation.
Ten years ago, when the department first received CALEA
certification, it was one of only 14 university police de-
partments to do so.
Yes, the officers in the orange-and-blue-trimmed cars
are real officers. Because they are real officers, they are al-
lowed to dump out your keg and give you a speeding tick-
et like officers with the Gainesville Police Department.
So if you get in trouble, don't say I didn't warn you.
Besides, the police do these
things to protect us in the first
place; this should be trivial to
anyone aware of the dangers of'
crime. The alternatives to having
any law enforcement around are
ugly indeed. Imagine a campus
run amok with criminals, illegal
drugs and chaos.
I guarantee you no one will vol-
untarily go to a place like that, even if they got a full ride.
If UPD stepped over the line in restraining Meyer, it
will become 'a black spot for campus security in general.
If abuses of power become a recurring pattern, no one on
campus will feel safe, which will hurt the credibility of a
school that prides itself as the premier educational institu-
tion of the entire state.
Don't forget, this happened a mere five months after
the Virginia Tech disaster.
It might not seem obvious, but Meyer inadvertently
became UPD's first real test of policies implemented in
response to April's tragedy. If he had been armed with a
gun instead of his fists, wouldn't you feel relieved the cops
responded as they did?
Instead, we're spending our time questioning the deci-
sion-making of the very people hired to protect us in the
first place. What a tangled web we weave.
Andrew Meyer was not wrong in asking Kerry about
the 2004 election. What was wrong was the way he ex-
pressed his displeasure. Hopefully, he learned a lesson
about losing his temper.
Vincent Gagliano is a sophomore majoring in physics. His
column appears on Wednesdays.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Should UPD Tuesday's question: Was UPD
drop its charges against Andrew right to use a Taser gun on the
Meyer? protesting student?
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Letters to the Editor
Defenseless student didn't need Taser
I am appalled at the aggressive tactics
used by University Police Department of-
ficers to remove Andrew Meyer from the
presentation by Sen. John Kerry. How does
using profanity or asking why you are be-
ing arrested justify the use of a Taser gun on
a defenseless college student?
Since the video is accessible online, stu-
dents and university administrators should
take the time to find out if such force was
necessary and hold the officers accountable
for their actions. Why were there so many
officers in the first place?
It is a sad day in academia when stu-
dents cannot voice their opinions without
being censored or Tasered. How much fur-
ther are we going to allow our individual
rights to be trampled on?
Meyer no match for UPD officers
UPD was most definitely justified in us-
ing a Taser on Meyer. If it hadn't, he might
have 'overpowered those police officers.
Who knows what could have happened
then he might have asked Kerry another
Accent to blame for Tasering Incident
Some people seem to be confused about
Monday's events surrounding Meyer, ac-
cusing the UPD of censoring Meyer's free
speech. This is not the case, so let's give
credit where credit is due.
Don't get me wrong, the police were
way out of line to arrest and Taser a lone,
unarmed student. Despite the officers'
claims, Meyer was not being violent. They
should be punished, and all charges against
Meyer should be dropped.
But the cops, in true pawn-like, we're-
just-following-orders fashion, were not
responsible for the decision to censor
Meyer' s speech. No, the blame for that lies
squarely on Accent, which "cut off the mi-
crophone because Meyer used profanity,"
said Accent chairman Steven Blank.
Accent deemed it necessary to protect a
room full of adults from hearing the word
blowjobb," the uttering of which was not
entirely inappropriate, and certainly not
profane in the context of its use.
In 1969, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled
that free-speech rights extended to students
in school. Accent, as an agency-of Student
Government, infringed on Meyer's First
Amendment right when it silenced him
and must be held accountable. Perhaps this
issue should be taken to the SG Supreme
UPD should take its violence to Iraq
"To Surge and Project electrified probes
into your body," should be the new motto
for our University Shock Troopers (for-
merly the UPD).
Kerry mentioned that in order to suc-
cessfully end the Iraq war, adequate law
enforcement would have to be established.
We should send the UPD over there. After
all, it seems trigger-happy and ready for
At least next year we won't have to
worry about an campus overpopulated
with incoming freshmen. What parents in
their right minds would send their children
to a college where the police are the biggest
Microphone shouldn't have been cut off
The broadcast media's spin on this situ-
ation is akin to that of a reality television
show. Every video I've s-een, including on
CNN and NlSNBC. has shown only the most
controversial parts of what happened.
Obviously the Tasering is what caused
the outrage. but people need to see the story
in its entirety not necessarily to change
their minds, but to better understand. -
Hi numicrophone was cut off because he
said blowjobb," not because Accent was
trying to censor him. He was out of control
the whole time and needed to be escorted
from the auditorium.
Everyone saw what happened next, and
I disagree with it as much as everyone else.
But we should all try to. get the whole story
before demanding the officers lose their
Meyer should have listened
For all of those vehemently
happened at Kerry's speech
this: There are two sides to e'
I am disgusted at how not
but the media decided not t
whole incident and learn all
UPD didn't do anything
dent was making a scene and
ibly irrationally in the pres
senator, and UPD had to tak
Meyer is not a victim. If
have just listened to the cop
have gotten Tasered. UPD hi
ternative. So before you go o
this incident, think twice to
son is worth protesting for.
UF students must stand up
The UF administration n
UPD after its recent display
force, poor judgment and d
lying of unarmed student A
These "officers of the la
ashamed of themselves.
They abused their powe
the spirit of freedom of spe
campus for years to come.
on a power trip.
College is supposed to all
political discussions. Instead
has cast a dark, disturbing sA
UF administrators must t
stance. They cannot allow f
headed officers to set the mi
sphere of the campus.
Students must stand up,
free speech. Stand on the
demia. Support Meyer until
dropped, the police officers
duty, and UF issues an apo
and every Gator, past and pr
The Gator Nation must I
a way that safely promotes
freedom and security, rather
existing in a police state.
UPD not a 'progressive' ag
I just watched the video
arrested on CNN, and I was
The actions of those offi
nant to me for many reas
free-speech rights and the fact that Meyer
didn't do anything that warranted that
kind of reaction.
But what floored me most was the way
your officers escalated their response so
What happened to asking Meyer to leave
and escorting him out? I think it's pathetic
UPD had to resort to force.
On the UPD Web' site, Chief Stump says
her officers belong to a "progressive law
enforcement agency." I would say the UPD
is the, opposite, displaying Draconian-like
force in a situation that could have been
handled much differently.
It was just one student was every oth-
er option tried? That may be a huge "what
if" for UPD, because now the entire nation
can see the lack of judgment displayed that
Meyer is new free-speech martyr
Adam Wynn When I first saw the Andrew Meyer
2JM. video, I was stunned that a conservative
activist could act so foolish and immature.
I to police When it was revealed that he is actually a
y against what Kerry supporter, the whole ordeal made-
Monday, I say much more sense.-
very story. The police allowed Meyer's combative
only students, resistance to carry on for a dispropor-
o look into the tionately long time before using nonle-
of the facts. thal force. I do not suspect that anything
wrong. A stu- negative will happen to the officers. They
* acting incred- performed their duties appropriately and
ence of a U.S. professionally.
e precautions. The only unfortunate event that oc-
Meyer would curred here is that Meyer has now been
s, he wouldn't cast into the national spotlight as a martyr
ad no other al- to many, inspiring untold numbers of the
ut and protest unwashed masses to create social distur-
see if this per- bances and chaos for their shot at celebrity.
Kathleen Shea 7EG
Student's protest showed immaturity
ifor rights The UF student's arrest brought back
leeds to Taser memories of my years at Florida and stu-
y of excessive dents' protests for civil rights. It seems this
Downright bul- student was more interested in his 15 min-
,ndrew Meyer. utes of fame than in his message.
v" should be He seemed to live up to the lyrics of
Buffalo Springfield's "For What Its Worth"
r and crushed rather than Peter, Paul and Mary's "The
ech across this Great Mandela." The student's protest is
UPD is simply genuine, but his protest was juvenile.
ow for healthy Odessa, Mo.
1, this incident
shadow on UF. Constitution Day ironic day for Tasering
ake a stronger The irony of the Taser incident is that it
or some thick- took place on Sept. 17, the day the country
ood and atmo- celebrates Constitution Day. It is unfor-
tunate both sides could not remain calm
as well. Favor and work to a peaceful resolution. But that
side of aca- could be said about anything, including
all charges are our own national government.
are relieved of Rusi Patel
logy to Meyer St. Simons, Ga.
e governed in Meyer should have controlled himself
s the ideals of Reading all the comments people have
er than simply made, whether online or in the paper, I
think that people are somewhat misguided
Steve Campion in their anger. What happened to Meyer
2JM was wrong, but what didn't happen was
ency Everyone is clamoring that this is evi-
of Meyer being dence we live in a police state or that we no
horrified, longer have freedom of speech.
cers are repug- That's not correct. If Meyer had been
ons, including able to control and present himself like
a more reasonable person, this wouldn't
I know that he was probably riled up
and has a strong belief in what he was
saying, and that's alright with me. But if
he could have done it in a more reasonable
tone, it would have been more effective.
The real shame is that people didn't care
enough to stop it. One woman yelled for
the officers to stop, but no one else cared.
I guarantee people who were there are
now outraged that it happened. They're
yelling at UF President Bernie Machen to
act. But what were they doing to stop it?
We don't live in a police state, or some-
where without the First Amendment. We
live in a country where people are happier
to protest and complain after the fact, when
they know they are safe, sound and free
Tasers painful, but not vicious weapons
A Taser is hardly "vicious weaponry"
as Kyle Cox's Tuesday column stated. The
whole point of a nonlethal, safe weapon is
to avoid bringing out the actual "vicious
Is being Tased a painful experience?
Obviously, and that's exactly the point.
Tasers are an effective and efficient means
of rendering an uncooperative subject co-
Anyone who's seen the video saw that
perfectly demonstrated. The student in-
volved had plenty of notice and the actions
taken by the UPD officers were justified.
Anyone who refuses to follow instruc-
tions given by police officers, violently
resists them and continues these actions
after being warned deserves to be Tasered.
Then he or she will comply and officers can
do their jobs.
Meyer's questions not irrelevant
Kyle Cox seems to believe he, above
respected political scientists, historians and
sociologists has full and perfect knowledge
of those things that are acceptable to protest
and those that are not.
I beseech Cox to use his next column
to offer students a full list. I would like to
keep it with me at all times, right next to
my Bible and pamphlet on treating Taser
Cox theorizes, loosely and poorly, that
issues are not of importance once they have
"sat on the backburner too long."
No one told Bobby Kennedy Jr., who
wrote an extensive piece for Rolling Stone
Magazine titled, "Was the 2004 Election
Stolen?" He produced some very intriguing
data to suggest one of our most basic rights
had been violated. -
Ballot integrity is such a pressing issue
in this state that one of the first acts of Gov.
Charlie Crist, a Republican, was to institute
a paper trail \in Florida's voting process.
I guess we should have taken Cox liter-
ally when he exclaimed, "Human rights be
For those who care. about the validity
of our democracy as much as me, Meyer,
Crist and Bobby Kennedy Jr., please take
the time to become educated. Meanwhile,
please refrain from labeling certain protests
as overboard, embarrassing, obnoxious,
inappropriate or a waste of time.
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*NO MOVE IN COSTS* 12-5-71-2
Starting at $499bdr
2BR TH & 3BR Flats SPYGLASS *
Walk to UF/Pet friendly Ask About Our Move-In Specials
Cable*Water*Tanning*Pool*Alarm Individual Leases: Furniture Packages,
Museum Walk *379-WALK Inci Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
12-5-71-2 Every Unit is an End Unit
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
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
701 SW 62nd Blvd 373-6330
Gainesville's Best Kept Secret!
Unforgettable 1/1 and 2/1 apartments!
LIMITED TIME ONLY SPECIAL!
2/1's for only $749/monthl
Next to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza!
Water included! Pets welcome!
Call today! 352-376-1248
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
Available in Fall. 1-2-3 bedrooms, Hardwood
floors, fans, porches, downtown. No dogs.
1st-last-security. 378-3704 9-28-07-38-2
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.
Spacious 2000 sq ft home in Blues Creek
3BR/2BA/2CG, AC, fans, yd svc incl, scr
lanai, pool, appis, sec sys, i-net hkup. UF
bus rte, huge MBR $1250 F/US 7953 NW
48 Way 954-805-7827 or 561-912-6223.
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
Comer 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
1920's Bungelow NE 10th St. W/D hk-ups.
Hardwood, fans, large backyard, excellent
condition, $900/mo No Dogs 373-3736 9-
4BR/2BA spacious and beautiful brand new
homes for rent, $975/mo and $1025/sec dep,
close to Waldo Rd near the Walmart being
built. We have other rentals as well in the
SE and NE areas. Call Susan at 264-1399
Nice 2BR with BONUS room!
ONLY $529 first 6 months!
Great location on SW 34th St.
Special ends soon! 376-0828
- INCREDIBLE **
2BR private Villa
ONLY $549 first 6 months!
Central AC and FREE water!
1BR Villa Only $529
Plus September FREE!!
Plus October ONLY $295
4117 SW 20th Ave
** LIVE ALONE**
IBR VILLA ONLY $539, Sept FREE!
1/2 mile to UF & Butler Plaza
Walk-In closet! Alarms avail
375-3077 Avail NOW & FALL. Open Sat.
1BR apt. w/pvt gated courtyard in small quiet
professional complex. Close to ShandsNA
Single quiet prof/serious Grad student only.
$540/mo, 1 pet < 50 pounds at $25/mo ar-
ranged. 352 377-2150 Please leave a msg.
No app or pet fee. Townhouse 2BR/1BA,
fireplace, privacy fence, modern appliances,
C/AC, 1000 SW 59th Terr. Other units' avail-
able. $575/mo. Leave detailed msg 331-2099
CLOSEST to UF/Shands
Enjoy privacy & convenience
I BR Villa ONLY $529
Leasing. FALL Fast! 372-4835
ONLY 1 MILE to UFI
Across from NEW Starbucks!
2br $699 $869
HUGE 1BR ONLY $499
,Single-story Villa in NW
Private patio*Full kitchen
Lease Now/Aug 372-3826
Female roommates wanted. Great 4BR
house near NW 7th & 22nd. Excellent park-
ing, inside laundry, hi spd wireless, screened
porch, non-smoker. $395/m6 + utils. Call
U | For Rent
5BR/2BA Near UF $1295/mo
4BR/4BA Univ. Terr. $1525/mo
2BR/2BA Townhouse $850/mo
30 + Properties Available!
Full-sized kitchen*ONLY $489
Great location by Butler Plaza!
GREAT SPECIALS 377-2596 9-26-20-2
NO ROOMMATE HASSLES!
$195 MOVES YOU IN
1 BR private villas, @ $529
Lease TODAY*September FREE
+ONLY $295 October Rent
1/2 mile to UF*375-3077 9-26-20-2
ONE MONTH FREE
HUGE 2BR & 3BR Villas!
Pets ok*333-1120 9-26-20-2
CASABLANCA WEST! 3BR 2.5BA TH,
Porch, w/d hookups, pool, $895/rent
2735 SW 35th Place #201
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
HAILE PLANTATION VILLAS 2/2.5 TH,
Wood laminate, w/d, vaulted ceilings,
$950/rent, 9754 SW 52nd Road
Carl Turlington Real Estate, inc. 372-9525
SPACIOUS DOWNTOWN HOUSE!
4BR 2BA 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
1 BR/1 BA in vintage house, hardwood floors,
new kitchen, large yard, cute as heck. $500/
mo, avail now. 115 NE 9th St. 317-1458 9-
Spacious apt, 2BR/2BA, W/D hook-up, xlrg
balcony oversees pond $829/mo, 1st month
1/2 paid, close to campus & bus line. Call
Joseph 352-318-5458/ 478-320-1821 9-
Townhouse apt. 2BR/1.5BA, amenities, pri-
vacy backyard, bike to campus. $535/mo.
Leave message 352-379-5702, Cell 386-
2BR/2.5BA. Over 1200 sq ft. $850/mo + sec
dep. NO PETS. 352-331-1414 9-19-07-5-2
$1300/mo. Available Now! No secu-
rity deposit. Call Sabrina 352-494-2292 or
Jeremiah 352-494-1136 9-20-07-5-2
WALK TO SHANDS from, Summit House
Condo 1BR/1BA, close to pool, on
bus line. Full kitchen, new carpet. Only
$550/mo. Andree Realty 352-375-2900,
*www.AndreeRealty.com for pics. 9-28-07-
3BR HOUSE, New A/C, new carpet &
wood flooring. On bus line 5 miles to UF.
Fenced yard. Ready to move into. Clean.
$850/mo. Andree Realty 352-375-2900.
wwwAndreeRealty.com for pics. 9-28-07-
2/1.5 twnhs 1/2 mi to UF/Butler PIza on bus
rt 20/21. W/D hkup, DW, balcony, tile, new
carpet/vinyl, fresh paint. $725/mo + 1 mo se-
curity. 352-871-7460 Avail now. 10-5-15-2
- For Rent
Sun porch, deck, tile floors, fenced yard,
dishwasher, W/D, ceiling fans, close to UF
and shopping. NS $650/mo + $650 security
deposit. Call 374-7175 9-21-07-5-2
NW 39th Ave. 2BR/2BA
Gated patio, trees. Garbage & part utils paid.
Convenient, good neighborhood. $615-$630.
373-8310, 219-3937 9-25-07-7-2
1BR/1BA Condo, Summit House, $590.
$250 Security Deposit, Short Term Lease
Available. 352-672-1482 10-1-07-10-2
14 x 11 room for rent in beautiful 3BR/2.5BA
house. W/D. On campus in Golfview, walk
anywhere. No pets. $550/mo. 904-254-6555.
2BR/1BA apt within quadplex. Oppor. to re-
ceive reduced rent for minor maint. of proper-
ty. Fully rehabbed w/new appliances, flooring,
bath, window treatments. $765/mo or $600/
mo if 1 to 2 hrs/wk are spent maintaining prop-
erty. 727-423-9463 or email@example.com
Summit House 2br, 1/ba, end unit, quiet, walk
to UF and Shands, $625 per/mo. Offered by
University Management, Licensed Real
Estate Broker. 373-7904. 9-25-07-5-2
01| Subleases 3
1/BR 1/BA unfurn apt. In Sunbay. Available
now thru 04/2008. Close to UF & bus route.
No pets. No deposit required, but must meet
approval of property management co. 352-
256-7737 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Apt needs to be subleased, 1st 2 months al-
ready paid. ONLY $509/mo & is ALL inclusive.
At Lexington Crossings. For more information
please call 352-727-8475.. 9-28-9-3
Is Roommates L
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 12-5-71-4
Female roommmates wanted Great 4BR
house near NW 7th & 22nd. Excellent park-
ing, inside laundry, hi spd wireless. Screened
porch, non-smoker. $395/mo + utils. Call
LARGE FURN ROOM, PVT BATH
NW G'ville house. Includes all utils & hi spd.
$425/mo. Male preferred. Call Mike 352-372-
Avail today! 1/1 in a 2/2; large balcony and
kitchen, clean, quiet, roomy, with 5 bus
routes $420/mo. practically on campus.
Prefer responsible, female non-smoker. Call
954-547-8658 or email email@example.com
Roommate needed to share 3BR/2.5BA
townhouse. Incl all uitls, W/D, dishwasher,
pool, tennis courts & more. Close to UF, on
two bus routes. MUST CALL 772-633-6687
Roommate wanted in 4BR/3BA home be-
tween SFCC & UF. DW, W/D, Cox cable &
hi-spd internet. No pets, non-smoker, 2a.or
older. $370/mo all utils incl. Call 352-328-
Room for rent in beautiful large home close
to school & shopping. Util included. Preferred
grad student. $400/mo. 352-495-5920 9-
BEAUTIFUL ROOM For Rent $400/mo
In large new home, utilities included, cable,
wireless, near uf & santa fe. Call 720-226-
5501 or 352-505-8936 9-25-07-15-4
(DOB 01/28/73); 5'09",
180 Ibs, Black Hair,
Failure to Obey Law
Call (352) 372-STOP
10, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2007
to share 4BR house. 15 min from campus.
$100/wk + 1 week dep to move in. Call Femi
1BR avail in 3BR house. 9 blocks from cam-
pus, student roommates, large living area
and large yard, weight room. $450 + 1/3
utils, cable and internet free. Call 332-1253
Rpommate needed to share fully furnished
2BR/2BA apt. Incl all utils, W/D, pool, tennis
courts & more. Close .to SFCC & on bus rts.
In NW G'ville. $650/mo. Call 352-284-4047
Female roommate needed 1BR for 4/2.5
new townhouse, 10 min away from UF by
car or bus. All included $425. 954-557-4769/
Great historic downtown house. Close to
campus, wood floors, private BA, garden,
porch, partially furnished. Non-smoking, tidy
female preferred. $450/mo + 1/2 utilities. 772-
Furnished 1BR/ 1BA in 3BR/3BA Windsor
Park. Close to UF. $495/mo unci utils.
Available now. Call 305-408-4330. 9-25-5-4
Female roommate wanted immediately for 2
bedroom/1.5 bath apartment in Arbor Park.
$350/mo + 1/2 utilities. Call Ashley 352-318-
UaI Real Estate
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Houses and Condos -3 blks from UFI
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
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 furnmished with washer/
dryer & all appliances. Eric Leightman Action
Realty 352-219-2879 9-28-51-5
Beautiful 1/1, 2/2, & 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.
S lII Real'Estate
MN. 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-
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
NEW 1,2&3BR Condos Starting at $159K
By UF. Gated. Covered, assigned parking
Matt & Tiffany Thomas Realtors
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
352-494-0194 & 352-316-5556
I BUY PROPERTY
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure
Anytime, anywhere. Quick closing.
Let me buy your problem. 352-278-9347
As is bank owned condos in La Mancha.
Carpet, appliances, some with furniture.
Easy to show 4BR/2BA. Call Bettye Stoney
Allen 352-318-3931 Century 21 John Merrill.
l1 ...Furnishings ]
BED QUEEN $110 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 $85 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
Bed-All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-5-71-6
The Original Fast Food
0 1 Furnishings
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $375
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 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 $450 352-333-7516
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.
* Furnishings -
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. $90 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 12-5-71-6
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfumiture.com
*Nice Sofa $75 *Queen size bed $60
*Dorm fridge $40 ODresser w/mirror $60
*Maytag washer $70 *Dining room table
w/4 chairs $75 OLawnmower $50. Call 335-
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- -as Student Health Care Center 392-1161 x4281 www.shcc.ufl.edu
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 12-5-71-7
Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount
w/IlD. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041.
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
.378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
000 GATORS CAR ALARMS $99.95000
@00000 INSTALLED FREE! 000000
Gainesville's Oldest Car Stereo Store.
WAREHOUSE PRICES 0 AUDIO OUTLET
a l Bicycles 3
NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
5 For Sale
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-5-71-10
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
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
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AQUARIUM 75 gal
with wet/dry filter & pump, Wooden cabinet
stand $275. Call 375-6041 9-21-3-10
M | Motorcycles, Mopeds)
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Scooters from $899. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Go-Ped,
Schwinn, others. 2 yr warrantees.
3550 SW 34th St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2007 E ALLIGATOR, 11
0 Motorcycles, Mopeds] elj Autos 3 *1 Wanted jj Help. Wanted 3
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
New convenient location now open!
118 NW14th 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. New scooters starting at $999. lyr
Warranties. We also service ALL brands of
scooters. Pickup Available. Low Labor Rates.
Free estimates. 376-6275 GatorMoto.com
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service
rates! Will service any' make/model. Close
to campus! $19.99 oil changes] 336-1271
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)
GATORMOTO is Gainesville's #1 service
facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters.
Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around.
Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator
Grads so we know how to treat our custom-
ers! 376-6275 12-5-71-11
For MOTORCYCLES Fast and convenient
Running or not. Any bike 1970 to 2007
I will pick up. Call TODAY 352-441-0442
1999 KAWASAKI KLR 250
Street legal dirt bike. 3700 miles. Well main-
tained & in perfect condition. Full cover and
helmet included. $1800. Call 904-626-4768
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CARe
ORunning or notlO
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 12-5-71-12
CARS -CARS BuyOSellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
*** FREE FREE FREE* FREE***
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 12-5-71-12
CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas Chevys Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
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 City Auto 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
2002 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
160k miles for $6500. In perfect condition.
Call Brett 217-412-4091 9-19-5-12
1992 DODGE COLT $300
80k miles 5-spd manual trans am/fm/cd play-
er a/c is fixable, engine is in good condition
RUNS WELL MUST SELL call 352-328-5005
2005 HONDA4cyl LX +
4 door, black. One owner. Still nearly new.
31,000 miles. $15,000. Qualify & finance at
First Credit Union. Call for appt. 352-481-
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. Also shopping & walking
For more info. 219-6948 Tower Rd. area 10-
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Department is currently accepting student
applications for an Advertising Office Clerk.
Must be a student enrolled full-time in the fall
semester at UF or SFCC. If you are enrolled
full-time in the spring semester, position has
the potential to carry over.
Clerk position requires good phone reti-
quette, excellent communication skills, and
Microsoft Excel experience. Responsibilities
include light filing, computer work and client
interaction. Must be available between 9am
and 1pm, three mornings a week. Minimum
Please come by our offices at 1105 West
University Ave .between 8:30 am and 5:00
pm, M-F to fill out an application and class
schedule. Deadline for applications is
Friday, September 21 by 4pm. No phone
calls, please. 9-21-5-14
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$250 A DAY POTENTIAL -
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Needed for evaluations of
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Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254 -
$12 15/Hour DRIVERS
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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.
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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 per-
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the call. Food service or retail exp a must.
Fax resume 384-9911 or apply in person @
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DELIVERY DRIVERS up to $12/hr.
KITCHEN HELP $6.75/hr.
CALIFORNIA CHICKEN GRILL 378-2442
Imagine Learning Center 371-5450 Taking
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For adult entertainment company. Make
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Please apply at 110 SE 1st Street
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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818 W University Ave, 32601
Now hiring COOK & CASHIER PT/FT. Apply
in person 600 NW 75th St. Benefits include
FREE MEALS 12-5-71-14
for a major telecom company. 9am-4pm.
FT. No nights or weekends. Bilingual a plus.
Agressive go-getters only. Up to $25/hr,
salary + commission. EEOC 372-2051 12-
PARK PLACE CAR WASH
Now Hiring FT & PT positions available.
Great environment, flexible hours. Apply in
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Phone Survey Interviewers Wanted.
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only! Flexible Schedules! Perceptive Market
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P/T acceptable. Apply at 505 NW 3rd Ave,
Gainesville, FL. Bring DL & SS card. 9-28-
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Now hiring sales & stock positions. See store
for inquires. may apply online. AA/EOE 10-
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Apply in person @210 SW 2nd Ave. (Behind
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Earn $800-$3200 a month
to drive brand new cars with ads placed on
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Must be responsible and able to follow direc-
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W. Newberry Rd, next to Moes. Flex hrs.
Consultants wanted at the Center for
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} University of Florida to assist in Faculty lab.
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with Windows and Microsoft Office ap-
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Now hiring cooks and cashiers. Apply M-F,
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& have a neat appearance. Apply in person.
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Must Have PC & Internet Access'
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online www.madsciencegainesville.com 9-
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or apply in person at 3830 SW 13th Street.
with good people skills. Afternoon hours.
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-
PT SUBSTITUTE NEWSPAPER CARRIER
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able. Will train. 219-8577 9-28-07-10-14
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NEEDED. Make extra $$. For more info call
the City of Gainesville Rec Dept at 334-5053
UNIVERSITY of FLORIDA PERFORMING
ARTS Now hiring EVENT STAFF. Must be
able to work nights and weekends. 392-1900
ext 309 for Appointment. 9-21-5-14
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Advanced Technologies & Testing Lab is
seeking applications for Full / Part time-
Office Assistant and Lab Technician /
Chemist. Please email your resume to
firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 352-378-0322
Volunteer for Money
Participants. needed for one-hour focus
group. Must be 18 years or older and a
freshman at UF. Have consumed 5+ drinks
in one sitting in past 2 weeks. Completely
CONFIDENTIAL. Will receive $20 UF
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email@example.com with subject line Focus
Group Volunteer 9-28-10-14
with car for blind, elderly woman in NW
Gainesville to assist with reading, shopping,
etc. Saturday or Sunday afternoons. $10/hr.
Call 372-0137 9-24-07-5-14
Duties require management of QC, desktop
publishing, editorial, and related operations;
maintaining professional working relation-
ships with publisher, printer, writers and
other vendors; and ability to coordinate
multiple projects at one time. A minimum of
two years supervisory experience and five
years desktop publishing experience are re-
quired. Proficiency i n Quark Xpress, Adobe
Illustrator and Photoshop for the Macintosh
is also required. Send resume & cover letter
to NCCER, Product Development, 3600 NW
43rd Street, Bldg. G, Gainesville FL 32606.
NCCER is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educa-
tion organization, excellent benefits pack-
age, salary commensurate with experience.
SALES COORDINATOR: Earn up to $16.50/
hr working full-time. Must have great cus-
tomer service skills. Construction experience
helpful. Benefits include 401k, fitness center,
paid time off. Send resume to 352-375-8604
INSIDE SALES: Work parttime flexible sched-
ule. Must have great phone and communica-
tion skills. Sales, Marketing and Promotions
experience a plus. Earn up to $20 per hour.
Send resume to HR@perryroofing.com 9-
Office Administrator: Have fun and enjoy
your time at work. Work FT $10-12 per hour.
Responsible for providing support to Project
Managers in a field location. Construction
process skills a plus, Benefits include 401K,
fitness center, paid time off. Send resume to
CNA/HHA/STUDENTS needed PT to -care
for paraylzed woman. Exp helps. Will -train.
References a +. Must have car. Call 395-
6535 after 12pm. 10-1-10-14
Now Hiring Experienced Bartenders, Cooks,
and Dishwashers. The Third Place Pub &
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Honey Baked Ham Co & Cafe is now hiring
for sandwich prep & production. Approx 20-
25 hrs. $7/hr starting pay. Apply in person
618 NW 60th St (Behind McDonalds on
Newberry Rd) Call 331-1253 9-25-07-5-14
Apply at the Pine Rush office:
4117 SW 20th Ave
fax: 352-375-6396 9-28-8-14
66-unit Apartment Complex
Previous Exp preferred
Must be good with people!
Send resume: firstname.lastname@example.org
WEEKEND DRIVERS NEEDED!
$10-$15/hr; Experienced drivers earn
more. Call Tom @ 352-262-9920 or
Brand new mother-run co. looking for
nurturing caregivers with flex sched for
on-demand child care. Call 331-5233 or
MARKETING HELP Local manufacturer look-
ing for a marketing major to help with our
marketing effort. Excellent writing & graphic
design skills reqd. Flex hrs. up to 10 hrs/wk.
Please email resume to email@example.com
Southern Precast, Inc., a family owned
precast concrete manufacturer, has an im-
mediate opening for an experienced CADD
operator/Draftsman. Auto Desk experience
preferred, Construction related experience a
plus. Full or part time opportunity for the right
individual. $13.00 per hour to start.
DFWP, full benefits after90 days. Apply in
person to 13365 Southern Precast Drive,
Alachua, Florida or fax a resume to 386-
462-2015 or email to: bmorgan@southe
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Services MJ Services
ART OF BILLIARDS
GAINESVILLE'S NEW ULTIMATE
BILLIARD ROOM & SPORTS BAR
Needs experienced energetic fun
Please call Dana at 352-266-3651
Or go to INFO@ARTOFBILLIARDS.COM
To print out an application 9-25-07-5-14
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
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ory & concentration. Elminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self hypnosis. Low
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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 pad-
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Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
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All facilities & amenities, quality instruc-
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All ages. All levels.
30 yrs. exp. Free consultation.
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424 W UNIV AVE (in Spin Cycle)
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Buys and sells modem casual clothing. 509
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Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
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MATH & PHYSICS TUTOR
First hour free. 10 years of experience.
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$2 NATHAN'S DOGS
Daily 10am-2pm 1802 W. University Ave.-
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om. FL Seller of Travel Reg No 33570 9-
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need apply. Call 374-9520 9-20-5-23
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vintage clothing, imprinted dog tags. 6 blocks
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found in SunTrust Bank bag downtown
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19,2007
Jackson not discouraged
by sub-par performance
By MIKE MCCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
If free safety Kyle Jackson emerges as a
playmaker in the UF secondary this year, a
late-night phone call may be the reason.
The senior missed a tackle on Tennessee
receiver Lucas Taylor in the first quarter of
Saturday's game, allowing the Volunteers
to convert on third-and-12.
The play led to a Tennessee field goal
that cut the Gators' lead to 7-3, and Jackson
was pulled from the game in favor of
freshman Major Wright.
Wright finished the game with six
tackles third-most on the team while
Jackson tallied none.
On Sunday, Coach Urban Meyer be-
gan to worry about his player and gave
Jackson a call.
"I called him at about 10 [Sunday]
night on the way home," Meyer said. "I
love Kyle Jackson and his family. He's
such an invested player. If he wasn't so
invested, we'd just kind of move on and
do what we've got to do. But he's certainly
a leader of this team."
Jackson said the call was to reassure
him of his spot on the team.
"I guess he thought I had some inten-
tions on giving up, but I told him that I've
invested too much to quit," he said. "I'm
a Gator, and I'll be here. He said he's still
not giving up on me and to just come out
and practice, that I'm too good of a player
Jackson has been virtually invisible
from the UF stat sheet this season. In three
games he has managed
just one tackle and no pass
Otb l, Meanwhile, Wright is
Football third on the team with 14
tackles and one breakup.
Jackson is quick to acknowledge his
tackling problem as his biggest issue.
"I just need to make that extra step on
a tackle," he said. "This week I'll be out
there doing extra tackling and bringing
that extra step. I've been playing football
for too long and I know I've got it. It's just
that extra step on tackles and that's what
everyone wants to see, so I've got to bring
Jackson's biggest weakness has been
SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 15
Alligator File Pholo
UF free safety Kyle Jackson tackles Southern Mississippi wide receiver Josh Barnes during
the Gators' 34-7 victory Sept. 2, 2006, at The Swamp.
SSafety deserves one more chance
Tk-yle Jackson has gotten second,
third and fourth chances and
.lsl*maybe even more.
But the senior free safety deserves one
final shot this weekend.
Jackson, a popular and deserving
- scapegoat for defensive letdowns
against Alabama and South Carolina
in Coach Urban Meyer's first season,
was due to have a bounce-back senior
It was supposed to be one of those
feel-good stories, a can't-miss freshman
who lost his starting job as a sophomore
and watched the national championship
game largely from the bench as a junior.
The Ron Zook recruit would use those
memories as motivation his senior year
to end his tumultuous UF career on a
If you have watched Jackson's play so
far, you've probably noticed not much
He's still looking lost at times and
missing tackles, opening the door for
true freshman Major Wright to possibly
become the second
player to pass him
up in the last three
nounced his arrival
with a smack, slam-
ming Chris Rainey
to the ground in
He was the first
He replaced Jackson in the starting
defense on the fourth series of the sea-
Against Tennessee, Jackson started.
and finished with as many tackles as
Smokey the bluetick coonhound. .
Wright recorded six tackles and a pass
That's five more stops and one more
pass breakup than Jackson has on the
The question is not if, but when Wright
SEE NICK-EL, PAGE 15
Senior year starts strong
for versatile Killingsworth
* SHE EARNED SEC DEFENSIVE
PLAYER OF THE WEEK.
By PHIL KEGLER
The Gale Lemerand Athletic Center
practice gym featured some light-hearted
pickup action before practice Tuesday.
Elyse Cusack and Marcie Hampton
took on Kisya Killingsworth and
Christina Diaz, but a few stipulations
made the impromptu play a tad more
The players switched their normal
positions Cusack and Diaz did the
spiking while 6-footers Hampton and
Killingsworth set and only use of the
left hand was allowed.
It only makes sense that Killingsworth,
a self-proclaimed jokester, would be in on
"I am the leader of goofiness,"
Killingsworth said. "I can try and be
the leader on the court, but I'm more the
person that goes up to Angie (McGinnis)
and says random things on the court and
Angie looks at me like, 'What are you
The senior knows she has to keep the
laughter inside when the team heads out
on the road later this week.
"It's kinda funny to hear some of the
things they say," Killingsworth said. "But
it's one of those things
you have to block it
out. If you don't, you
will be for sure riding
the bench the rest of
haven't been laughing
Killingsworth The senior tied
her career high with seven block assists
Friday night against Georgia, and she
leads the team with 34 total blocks on
Her blocking effort throughout the
weekend earned her the Southeastern
Conference Defensive Player of the Week
honors on Monday.
What makes her success so special
SEE VOLLEY, PAGE 15
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N 1987: Running back Emmitt Smith
explodes for 224 yards in the third
game of his career, against Alabama.
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, 15
Meyer reassures safety with late-night phone call
likely to leave
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
Contrary to reports circulating in southern Florida,
wide receiver Deonte Thomspon seems to be content in
Gainesville, Gators coach Urban Meyer said Tue.;day
On Sunday, InsideTheU.com cited a source dose to
Thompson who said the freshman is not happy with his
lack of playing time at UF and is considering a transfer
"I talked to Deonte and he said he loves it (here),"
Meyer said. "He's ready to go."
The former five-star recruit has not yet played a
down in any of the past three games, but Meyer said the
depth at the receiver position factors into Thompson's
lack of time on the field.
The coach also said he's cautious
about using up the freshman's eligibility
Football -I think he's going to be a great
player," Meyer said. "I just don't want to
waste a year, and that's a fine line."
PASS RUSH. POSSIBILITY: After Saturday's game
against Tennessee, Meyer is considering implement-
ing defensive end Carlos Dunlap into the mix to help
the Gators' pass rush.
UF has totaled five sacks in three games, but four
were against Western Kentucky, and the team has failed
to record a quarterback hurry so far this season. Dunlap.
is a 6-foot-6, 240 pounder, so Meyer hopes to utilize the
freshman's length during games to deflect passes.
QB SHOWDOWN: Come Saturday, the Gators may face
an unfamiliar foe a starting quarterback who has
actually defeated them.
There are only three current quarterbacks in the na-
tion who have started against the Gators and pulled out
the win. Mississippi's Brent Schaeffer is one of them.
Since Rebels' quarterback Seth Adams is question-
able for Saturday's game, Schaeffer has the opportunity
to step in and face UF for the first time since he helped
defeat the Gators in 2004 as Tennessee's starting quar-
South Carolina's Blake Mitchell and Auburn's
Brandon Cox are the other two quarterbacks who claim
victories over UF.
FOOTBALL, from page 14
his counterpart's strength.
Wright was widely known for his hitting prowess in
high school, and he has already shown it off in practice and
games this season.
The freshman's aggressiveness has led to speculation of
a change in the depth chart at free safety, but Meyer isn't
ready to put Jackson on the sidelines.
"There's a role for Kyle Jackson, and there will continue
to be," Meyer said.
Jackson said that Meyer's loyalty has already improved
"Once your confidence gets dropped like that in The
Swamp, having the coach call you the next night to say he
hasn't given up on you and he still loves
you, it puts things back in perspective,"
"Before I left the field (Monday),
Coach pulled me back to the 'side and
said that he watched the film of me miss-
ing the tackle. He said he sat up all night
watching it, and it's just that extra step.
Jackson "He said I've got everything else: the
reading ability and that knack for the
ball. I know that. I feel myself out there and my angles and
everything are good, it's just that tackling." *
Middle blocker totals double-digit kills in previous 4 matches
"This whole season, I will still
be learning," Killingsworth said.
"Hopefully by the time we get down
to the end of November, I won't be
learning anymore. I'll have it down
like a pro."
"This whole season, I will still
UF volleyball player
Despite her "blocker" title,
Killingsworth has provided plenty of
The senior has recorded double-
digit kills in the last four matches, in-
VOLLEY, from page 14
is the fact that Killingsworth hasn't
played two consecutive seasons at the
She played right-side hitter her
freshman year, moved to middleblock-
er her sophomore year and switched to
left-side hitter her junior year.
UF coach Mary Wise feels the move
back to middle suits Killingsworth
"There's a comfort zone for Kisya,"
Wise said. "It's what she does most
The senior looks to have it down by
the end of the season.
NICK-EL, from page 14
will fully supplant Jackson in the starting lineup.
For now, I ask to give Jackson an umpteenth chance
to prove himself.
This weekend against.Mississippi marks a brief re-
spite before a rough Southeastern Conference stretch.
After pounding the Rebels, UF faces losable games
against Auburn though that matchup is becoming
less and less of a concern at LSU, at Kentucky and in
Jacksonville against Georgia.
Meyer could make a statement by starting Wright
this week, but the big-hitting freshman has done just
fine in his reserve role so far.
Wright has two or three more years to develop.
There is no need to rush him too quickly, especially
against the worst team in the SEC.
He proved last week he can play against SEC
- during a match-high 12 kills Sunday
against Auburn, and her .420 hitting
percentage ranks second in the SEC.
Killingworth's ability to attack
causes the other team to change its
blocking schemes to account for her.
That's when attack lanes start open-
ing up for UF's outside hitters.
"It's really what our offense is based
around," Wise said.
That's the part Killingsworth enjoys
"I can go up and hold the middle
and let the outside get a dearer shot,"
"It's just like, 'haha, we just tricked
you,' kind of thing. It's fun in my per-
spective, maybe not fun for the other
That's what Jackson needs to show this week.
Meyer could exhibit some faith in Jackson which
he has done admirably so far this year and let his
experienced senior play for his job one last time.
The fun and games are over after this week.
If Wright is still outperforming Jackson, there is no
excuse not to make the switch after Saturday.
Well, unless Auburn loses again.
It seems so long ago when Jackson picked off two
passes against South Carolina in 2004.
Writers actually described him as a playmaker. I
looked it up.
Then Tyrone Prothro burned him ...
and Keith Brown ...
and Sidney Rice ...
and, eventually, Reggie Nelson bumped him off the
This week could be the climax of the Kyle Jackson
story, or it could be the start of a new chapter.
Either way, give Jackson the pen and let him write
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Mleyer no stranger to controversy
By KORI FREDERICK
Monday's Tasering did not mark the first
time Andrew Meyer has been surrounded
On Sept. 11, he protested with a giant sign
ori*murlington Plaza that claimed President
Bush was responsible for the terrorist attacks
On March 11, 2005, he wrote a column
for the Alligator detailing his love of being
"I absolutely love the thought that some
nonsense I wrote irritated people enough for
them to take time out of their day to let ev-
eryone know how much they disliked what
I wrote," the column said.
Monica Alvarez, a UF telecommunication
alumna, was one person he irritated.
While Alvarez doesn't know Meyer
personally, she said she is not a fan of his
writings. She thinks he tries to get people
Alvarez defended Meyer's right to
question Sen. John Kerry, but she thinks he
should have left when UPD asked him to.
"It's unfortunate it came down to that,"
she said. "But UPD didn't know what his
intentions were. They were just trying to
protect Sen. Kerry and the crowd."
Meyer's friend, Ricky Cuellar, doesn't
think his buddy is too over the top.
Cuellar, an events management junior,
thinks that Meyer, or The Andrew Meyer as
he calls himself online, simply wanted to ask
Kerry some tough questions.
"That's just how he is," Cuellar said.
"He's really into asking the' difficult ques-
tions, and he loves conspiracies."
Cuellar called UPD's tactics "a little more
"It made me think of when some-
one speaks out at an assembly in
high school. They would get sent
to the principal and get a referral.
But he got tackled by six officers
UF events management junior
"It made me think of when someone
speaks out at an assembly in-high school,"
he said. "They would get sent to the princi-
pal and get a referral. But he got tackled by
six officers and Tasered."
Meyer,. who celebrated, his 21st
birthday Sept. 15, runs a Web site
- www.theandrewmeyer.com where he
airs his views on music, movies and politics.
The site has had more than 45,000 hits since
Meeting the 'other' Andrew Meyer
* MEYER SHARES HIS NAME WITH
ANOTHER UF STUDENT.
By ILEANA MORALES
One Andrew Meyer didn't get Tasered or
arrested on Monday. He wasn't even at Sen.
John Kerry's speech.
Because of the rain and the death of his
cat on Sunday, he slept in.
This Meyer is a mechanical engineering
junior at UF with the same name as the stu-
dent Tasered and arrested at the University
The name confusion explains the calls to
his family from NBC, the "well over 200"
Facebook friend requests and the new de-
fault picture that reads, "I am not the guy
who got tazered. He has-disappeared from
While doing homework at a friend's
house, Meyer first received notice of the in-
cident from his parents, who had just been
phoned by NBC.
Meyer said his parents jokingly asked,
"Hey Andrew, did you get Tasered today?"
His friends and family knew right away
that he wasn't the Andrew Meyer who was
"I'm the good son in the family," Meyer
said. "If it was my sister, they might have
believed it for a second."
News networks including CNN and FOX
called his parents in Orlando, but Meyer
did not receive any phone calls about the
He did, however, receive about 10 e-mails
from news outlets. Some knew there were
two students with the same name and ad-"
dressed the e-mails "to whom it may con-
To be "more efficient," Meyer had a ge-
neric e-mail ready to respond to any media
"I'm sure Andrew wants to get news out
about him," said Meyer. "So if
St dent they contacted me, I redirected
lTO them to him."
The confusion was harder to
evade on Facebook.
Friend requests began to appear at 3 a.m.
Tuesday. They came in groups of 3 or 4 every
hour, Meyer said.
The two Meyers have never met but have
been Facebook friends since they discovered
they had the same name three years ago.
He said he thought the other Meyer's
behavior was inappropriate but didn't war-
rant a Taser.
"It's pretty bad what happened to him,
but a lot of good will come from it too,"
Meyer said. "Since he's a journalism major,
this will get him publicity since it actually
got on the news."
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