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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2007
By KIM WILMATH
Alligator Writer -
A UF student was taken off life support Monday after-
noon after spending more than two weeks in Shands at UF
without brain activity.
Michael Backinathan, a 22-year-old UF computer engi-
neering graduate student, suffered severe brain damage
after he was found at the bottom of the pool at Arbor Park
Apartments on Sept. 8, according to Steve Orlando, UF
Backinathan, an international student from Chennai,
India, was hanging out by the pool with his three roommates
that night when one of them went inside.
The other two didn't see Backinathan and assumed he
went inside, too.
When the first roommate came back,
Local they realized Backinathan was underwater, Excavating an
News Orlando said.
Orlando said none of the roommates, in- Excavator
cluding Backinathan, knew how to swim. An excavator machine
After unsuccessfully trying to get Backinathan to the sur- that fell into a large pit
face, the three roommates tried to find someone else to help. behind Mechanical and
By the time Backinathan was pulled out of the pool at e ca il an
about 8:30 p.m., he had been underwater for about seven Aerospace Building B this
minutes, Orlando said. weekend is retrieved by
He was immediately taken to Shands. two winch-wielding tow
Orlando said Backinathan's father had difficulty getting m trucks. Recent rainfall
from India to Gainesville because he didn't have an updated caused the earth beneath
passort -- ---..caused the earth beneath
He was finally able to get a passport and made the / A j lthe excavator to give way,
trip last week with the help of Dennis Jett, dean of UF's 2 allowing the machine to
International Center, Orlando said. .- ,..slip into the pit and sink
He said Backinathan had no brain activity, and his father -- into the mud. The tow
made the decision to remove him from life support Monday trucks, along with several
around 4 p.m.
There will be a memorial service for Backinathan today workers, were success-
at 7 p.m. at the India Cultural and Education Center, 1115 fully able to retrieve the
SW 13th St. machine.
Virendra Gupta, the center's spokesman, said
Backinathan had only been in Gainesville a few weeks. This Scott Robertson / Alligator Staff
was his first year at UF.
Student returns to UF after service in Afghanistan
Editor's note: This is the first story
in a series about students who
have completed military service in
the Middle East.
By KORI FREDERICK
As Adam Stout stepped off the
bus and into the biting cold and
blinding snow, the wind whipped
against his face.
He could see the Himalayan
Mountains peeking over the base
walls, the tops barely visible. This
was not what he expected.
When Air Force Reserve Staff
Sgt. Adam Stout, a UF political
science senior, got the call to go to
Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, he
expected what most people would:
hot desert climate.
But when he
in 2006, it was
Like most in
the service, Stout
knew he would
get called even-
N o lW
He said he was yanked away
from UF in the "year of the Gators."
While most UF students were cel-
ebrating on University Avenue, he
was doing his best to serve his coun-
try. It wasn't always easy.
"Some days I would wake up
and think about how much I wished
I was back in school," he said. "You
have such a greater appreciation for
things when you have to be away
He didn't know what he was go-
ing into, he said. And he definitely
didn't expect the base to be blan-
keted with active land mines almost
everywhere, he said.
They were buried near where he
SEE SOLIDERS, PAGE 5
A case of mis-
taken identity led to
star treatment for
UF receiver David
Nelson last spring,
on a cruise ship
confused him with
former UF quarter-
back Chris Leak.
See story, pg. 16.
Available from Commercial News Providers"
ter brings another
election, but typically,
one party ends up tak-
ing the lion's share of
i open positions in the
See story, pg. 4.
VOLUME 101 ISSUE 23
VOLUME 101 ISSUE 23
2, ALLIGATOR N TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25,2007
Plaza of the Americas, noon to
Student Government will be
hosting an open forum.
Reitz Union Game Room, 7:30
p.m. to 9:30 p.m., today
Club Creole will be hosting a
bowling tournament as part of
the fall Weeks of Welcome.
Reitz Union Auditorium, 8
A free screening of "The
Kingdom" is open to UF stu-
dents. Tickets are available
on the third floor of the Reitz
Reitz Union Auditorium,
8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.,
Wednesday and Thursday
"The Lives Of Others" will be
playing for free.
University Auditorium, 7 p.m.
to 10 p.m., Thursday
The Hispanic Student
Association will be having
a talent show for Hispanic
Ham Museum, 5 p.m. to 9
Museum Nights will include
readings by faculty from UF's
creative writing department.
Reitz Union, 6 p.m. to 1:30.
Gator Nights will include
three showings of "Waitress."
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, 8
The UF football team will play
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2007 ALLIGATOR, 3
Commission gives green light to amending tow rules
By ANDREW TAN
Alligator Staff Writer
City commissioners unanimously ap-
proved the creation of an amendment
Monday that may close possible loopholes
in new towing regulations.
Commissioners approved city staff to
amend the new towing regulations passed
in July. The proposed amendment will re-
quire towing companies to post a customer
bill of rights in their office.
The regulations, passed in July, require
towing companies to take pictures of illegal
parking before they perform a tow.
Lt. Peter F. Backhaus, Gainesville Police
Department Support Services commander,
said he has been handling most of the tow-
Backhaus said there was nothing in the
current version of towing regulations to
keep towing companies from charging to
see a picture of the illegally parked car.
Several Student Government officials
tried to talk to city commissioners Sept. 17
"We shouldn't have to call GPD
down to see a picture."
UF law student
about towing companies charging car own-
ers to see pictures. They were referred to a
Public Safety Commission meeting.
Ryan Moseley, Student Body president,
said a towing company tried to charge him
$45 to see a picture of his illegal parking.
At Monday's commission meeting, Jason
Lutin, a UF law student, said he was unable
to see a picture of his car until he came with
a GPD officer.
"We shouldn't have to call GPD down to
see a picture," he said.
Backhaus said the companies he has
heard complaints about are Elite Towing,
Ultimate Towing and Watson's Towing.
Ryan Williams, Watson's Towing man-
ager, said they don't charge money for
Alligator Writer April Dudash contributed
to this report.
Commissioners allow some felons to get towing permits
* OTHER FELONS STILL
BARRED FROM TOWING.
By KATIE GALLAGHER
Alligator Contributing Writer
The Gainesville City
Commission voted unanimous-
ly Monday night to allow peo-
ple convicted of certain felonies
to obtain towing permits.
The ordinance would now
make people convicted of cer-
tain felonies eligible for towing
permits after 10 years.
People convicted of capital or
first-degree felonies, sexual bat-
tery or violent felonies involv-
ing guns or knives or causing
great bodily harm would still be
barred from towing permits.
"I'm hesitant to allow people
who have committed violent
crimes to take this public role,"
Commissioner Jack Donovan
The ordinance also requires
a 10-year waiting period for
people convicted of felonies
or first-degree misdemeanors
directly related to cars, such as
car theft, chop-shop activity or
car-jacking. There is a five-year
period for driving under the
A tow operator for Superior
Towing raised concerns for the
At 18, he said, he got into a
fight that resulted in a felony
that would take away his tres-
pass-towing rights 20 years
"I don't think
Local they intentionally
News try to put anyone
out of work," he
said of the ordi-
nance. "I realize it's a safety
The commission attempted
to quickly pass the ordinance
out of interest for tow operators
such as him. Commissioners
still plan to make a motion to
the Committee for Public Safety
to come up with an individual
"It sounds like they're doing
what they can," he said. "It's all"
I can ask."
Alligator Writer April Dudash
contributed to this report.
Illarleb nUUIJ / Mlllh dLu r OaL l
Three men who work for towing companies in Gainesville listen to the City Commission during a meeting at
City Hall on Monday evening.
SFCC students compete for chance to become 'The Interns'
Four internships are available for students
By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Contributing Writer
SFCC students have the chance to in-
tern for a Florida senator if they survive
For one month, SFCC Student
Government and the Student Advocacy
Network will give SFCC students the
chance to compete for an internship with
State Sen. Steve Oelrich, The Gainesville
Sun, Perry Construction or North Regional
Monday kicked off the beginning of the
project at SFCC.
Members of SFCC's Student
Government spoke to students about the
"Around 200 to 300 students filtered
through today's event; so we got to talk
to quite a few people," said Ben Anderson,
Student Senate president.
The deadline for applications is Oct. 1,
and the only requirement for students to
apply is a 2.0 GPA.
Because applications must be submit-
ted in resume format, Anderson said the
Career Development Center would be
holding two free resume workshops on
Wednesday and Thursday.
There are four fields students can ap-
ply for: health, journal-
ism, social or .political
science and building/
Twenty students will
They will be placed
into groups of four with
Anderson one student from each
The groups will compete against each
other in four tasks, each one relating to a
different discipline and resulting in a team
The first task will be assigned at the
opening ceremony Oct. 11.
The winning team will receive intern-
ships with their respective field.
Anderson said this program is a spin
off of "The Intern" that took place three
years ago. "The Apprentice," Donald
Trump's Reality show, originally inspired
.. "The Intern" consisted of eight students
competing against each other in seven
tasks relating to administration and local
government for an internship with Mayor
"Student Government has changed
'The Interns' to relate what we think SFCC
represents today," Anderson said.
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Solar-powered tricycle provides an alternative to cars
By KATIE BURNS
Alligator Contributing Writer
If the word "tricycle" conjures up
images of a shiny red model from
childhood, think again.
A group of UF students is
building a new generation of .tri-
cycle, powered by the sun, as an
environmentally friendly means of
transportation. The trike has four
12-volt solar panels, which can col-
lect the sun's rays and filter them
into a battery.
Nate Mitten, a mechanical engi-
neering doctoral student, came up
with the idea for the solar trike dur-
ing a project for a class last spring.
After he and his group designed
models of the vehicle for class,
Mitten decided to continue the proj-
ect and actually build the trike.
The group, part of the American
Solar Energy Society, or ASES, at UF,
planned its project and began build-
ing the trike, the "ASES Photon,"
Commuting with cars or public
transportation can be frustrating
because it is often expensive, slow
and wasteful, Mitten said.
However, he added, some people
are reluctant to switch to bicycles for
four reasons: safety, storage, weather
"We can promote a vehicle that's
sustainable with a much smaller car-
bon footprint," Mitten said.
Riders will be able to use battery
power at times to reduce exertion.
The trike will feature storage, re-
movable side panels and a wind-
shield for weather protection.
Once completed, the solar trike
will have headlights, taillights, brake
lights and turning signals, as well as
a seat belt. A rider can alternate ped-
aling with using the battery, which
*can run about 20 miles per hour on
'its own, or use both simultaneously,
In the future, the group hopes to
add luxury features like a cell phone
charger, GPS system and speakers.
"We're basically going to pimp it
out with fun stuff," Mitten said.
"We have a vision that,
we're working towards,
but we're certainly only
mechanical engineering doctoral
Skip Ingley, the group's adviser,
said the trike is a great educational
tool that helps demonstrate the uses
of solar power.
Although people who are un-
enthusiastic about riding a bicycle
will probably-be skeptical about the
tricycle, it still gives students a solar-
powered option for transportation,
"Some people just want to
get into their BMWs and drive to
school," Ingley said. "But anybody
who rides a bike to school is go-
ing to be thrilled with this ... and
people will love watching you ride
The trike weighs about 70
pounds and has cost the group, with
the help of sponsors, about $3,000,
Mitten said. However, he added,
both of those numbers will change
as more materials and features are
"We have a vision that we're
working towards, but we're certain-
ly only partway there," Mitten said.
There are no plans to commer-
cialize and mass-produce the ASES
Photon, though Mitten said he
would love to see it happen.
After the original model is com-
pleted, which Mitten hopes will
happen in December, the group
will continue to showcase the trike
on campus and branch out to local
Driving the tricycle rather than
a car would save gasoline and de-
crease carbon dioxide output every
time, Mitten said.
"It's pretty much zero contribu-
tion to the environment and global
warming, once you manufacture
it," he said. "It's a win-win for ev-
Scott Robertson / Alligator Staff
Nate Mitten, a mechanical engineering doctoral student,poses on his solar-powered tricycle outside the
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering building at UF on Monday afternoon.
SG often run by single party
* RECENT ELECTIONS HAVE BEEN
By DEVIN CULCLASURE
The outcome of the fall Student Government
election next week might not be a surprise if past
elections are any indication.
The last three elections have been dominated
by political parties that look very similar in can-
didates and platforms.
In spring 2006, the Swamp Party won 34
seats while the rival Unite Party took 13,.accord-
ing to SG records.
The gap between parties widened in the next
two elections. The Swamp Party took 46 seats in
fall 2006, and the Gator Party took 43 in spring
The Swamp and Gator parties also won the
Student Body president, vice president and
treasurer positions in their respective spring
Lopsided elections can mean limited debate
over bills and other issues in the Student Senate.
Earlier this month, the Senate unanimously ap-
proved SG's budget of nearly $13.3 million for
Senate President Pro-Tempore Kevin Reilly
chided senators for not asking enough ques-
Joseph Trimboli, Progress Party president,
said he believes the one-party rule can have a
negative effect on government.
"I think historically, having one party has
never served anybody's interest to the fullest
extent," Trimboli said. "The American people
'usually don't trust one-party.rule for'a reason.
The same is true at UF. The pro would be that
you can get your agenda pushed through with-
out any resistance, and the con is that you can
get your agenda pushed through without any
Yooni Yi, Gator Party president, said she
wasn't worried about a single party controlling
the Senate 'or limited discussion about Senate
The Gator Party's past successwas due to the
party's diverse candidates, Yi said.
"There is a diverse group that will ask ques-
tions if they feel the need to," Yi said. "I don't
worry about it because I know that the. slate
going forward is a diverse
Though Yi said she doesn't
think a one-party system is
problematic, she said she
doesn't want students to
think voting doesn't matter
and the election comes gift-
Reilly wrapped for one party.
If students don't vote be-
cause they assume one party will win, it's hard to
have anypull with the administration, she added.
Trimboli said he attributes the success of the
ruling SG party to good organizational skills, as
well as its supportfrom "various student orga-
nizations on campus, such as the fraternities and
Trimboli said he didn't want to label the
Progress Party as an underdog, though he is fac-
ing the same Gator Party that swept the spring
"If anyone labels us as disadvantaged and
the underdogs, that would be their own per-
sonal opinion," he said. "We're not putting forth
a weak platform, and we're not putting forth a
weak slate of candidates."
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2007 I ALLIGATOR, 5
Student hiked through snow to watch BCS game
Halo 3 set
* LOCAL STORES ARE PREPARING FOR
By LINDSAY SMITH
Alligator Contributing Writer
Almost six years have passed since "Halo:
Combat Evolved" was released for Microsoft's
Xbox by Bungie Studios, but the Halo frenzy is
still going strong.
Today, gamers everywhere are buying copies
of "Halo 3," ready to resume the battle against
"the Flood" once more.
"I could really be a nerd and tell you why
I'm excited," said Molly Flynn, a UF graduate
student. Flynn. preordered a copy of the game
and said she has been eagerly "counting down
the hours" to release.
Although she won't be camping out again like
she did for the release of "Halo 2," a friend has
already set up a projector to turn the wall into a
cinematic event for upcoming battles.
"That looks pretty appeal-
LOCal ing," Flynn said. "I have a test on
News Wednesday, but I'm afraid that
might get the shaft," she said.
Michael Prisciandaro, manager of the Best
Buy located on Archer Road, wouldn't disclose
how many copies of the game the store had
stocked for release.
Prisciandaro said the store had a considerable
number and was preparing the store for custom-
ers, which involved setting a cash register aside
exclusively to check out the game.
He expects mostly college students to be buy-
ing the game today but has seen everyone asking
about it in the weeks leading up to the release.
At GameStop in The Oaks Mall, manager
Michael Standridge said the store had dose to
200 pre-orders for the store's midnight sale.
The midnight release for "Halo 2" was a suc-
cess, he said.. It's the following week after the
release that's demanding.
"People would show up and say, 'Hey,
where's my Halo? Where's my Halo?'" he said.
This time, he expects no different.
"It's going to be heavier today and tomorrow,
but probably next week as well, ,as the casual
gamers start coming," he said.
SOLDIER, from Page 1
worked, slept and ate breakfast every
day. Afghanistan is populated with more
active land mines than any other country
in the world, he said.
Stout's job itself wasn't particularly
He never even left the base. In his
terms, he constructed dose air support
on the runways and facilities for the F-15
SThe buildings -on the base were in
bad shape, he said. He had a hard time
dealing with the weather while trying to
get all the building facilities in working
He worked six or seven days a week
for eight to 10 hours a day. The cold was
never-ending. He said he battled it every
"Because at the end of the day, you,
don't get to go home," he said. "You go
back to a temporary plywood box."
He faced the constant strain of the
land mines and the occasional attack on
the base by mortars (a technique used to
launch small explosives over the base
walls, rarely harmful to the base).
But combating boredom was also a
constant struggle. Every day he worked,
went to the gym and then fell asleep.
Then, he would repeat it again the next
day. And then the next day.
But some days weren't so routine.
On Feb. 27, Bagram was one of the
few air bases visited by Vice President
The day Cheney was there, the base
was also opened to the Afghani public so
women and children could receive free
medical care in an outer area of the base.
The base was attacked by a suicide car
bomber the same day. The bomber drove
the car to the main gates and detonated
Stout was in the inner part of the base
hanging drywall when he heard of the
attack. He ran, sought cover and then
had to play the waiting game.
"It's sad, but attacks happen all the
time," Stout said. "You have to find a
way to keep moving on."
The New York Times reported that
at least three people died, one American
soldier, one South Korean soldier and
one U.S. contractor.
The base in Bagram, the largest in the
country, is in an area where very few at-
tacks had previously taken place.
It still isn't dear whether the Taliban,
which claimed responsibility for the
bombing, knew whether Cheney was at
Stout also had to deal with spend-
ing the holidays far from his home and
He .missed Thanksgiving, New
Year's, Valentine's Day and Easter. And
right after he got to the base, it was time
to celebrate Christmas.
Christmas was one of Stout's rare
"A bad day here is 30 times
better than a good day there."
AirForce Reserve staff sergeant
He spent it crowded with the rest of
his friends in one of the small plywood
huts, about the size of an office cubicle.
The group did a white elephant gift
exchange a game where each person
brings one gift and leaves with one
randomly assigned one while eating
Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits, but all
Stout got was a CD that he "wasn't too
"By that time we'd seen each other
every day," Stout said. "It became a fam-
ily in its own right. It made it more bear-
'able. But I know my mind was definitely
somewhere else that day."
But some days weren't so bad. Like
when the Gat6rs won the football and
Stout said he hiked through snow
to reach where they were showing the
Thebasketball championship was also
unique. Tip-off was at 2:30 a.m. At half-
time, Stout had to get a regularly sched-
uled drug test and ended up watching
the second half in the parking lot. Right
after the Gators victory, a 7.2-magnitude
earthquake hit the Himalayas, causing
tremors all over the base.
"It was definitely from all the Gator
cheers," he joked.
Stout rejoined The Gator Nation in
Gainesville in May.
He said he's forgotten much that
happened in Afghanistan, things that
probably stood out at the time as big or
But for now, the senior said he's sim-
ply living the dream.
"A bad day here is 30 times better
than a good day there," he said.
I----- -- -- ----
Photo Courtesy of Adam Stout
Adam Stout, center, poses in Afghanistan just after UF beat Ohio State Uni-
versity in the football national championship game.
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S surprise, surprise.
Student Government has been practically a one-
party system for quite some time. And we know it's un-
believable, but the most powerful parties are the Greek- and
Florida Blue Key-backed ones.
Please, close your gaping mouth your professor is giv-
ing you a funny look.
Remember the spring election, when the Gator Party took
all three executive seats? That's not uncommon, but the fact
that Gator won all but one Student Senate seat is a little con-
Before you turn to the sports section, consider this: Just
like a one-party U.S. Congress, a one-party SG could mean
fewer questions about budgets, resolutions aid appoint-
But this problem could be easily fixed if students were a
little less apathetic.
Did you know the SG election starts in a week?
Please, dose your gaping mouth a bug might fly in.
We aren't going to tell you who to vote for not today, at
least. We just want you to mrote. The more people who vote,
the more representative our SG will be of its student body.
We learned that one back in, what, fifth grade?
Students shouldn't let political parties handpick the
Student Senate. That just validates that they're all there only
to pad their resumes. We should force them to work hard for
At the very least, more debate will make Senate meetings
a bit more interesting which is never a bad thing. The
best way to improve bills and other issues is to discuss them
- talk about what's good, what's bad and what's ugly.
And the best way for students to improve SG? That one's
easy: Make sure you vote next week. It's painless, we prom-
Slowing the Towing
Score one more for stu-
Thanks to an
amendment passed by the
Gainesville City Commission
on Monday, towing compa-
nies will soon be required to
post a towing bill of rights in
It hasn't been written yet,
but it will prohibit towing
companies from charging
people to see digital photos
of their illegally parked cars.
We'd like to make a
couple of suggestions for
The most important one
is that we think towing com-
panies should be required to
make their contracts with
apartment complexes and
businesses available online
or in their offices.
Anywhere you see a
"roam -towing" sign with
a towing company's name
listed, it means that property
has a contract with a specific
towing company that's
how you know where to
pick up your car. This could
help you make decisions
such as where to park on a
Friday night and even where
to live next year.
And towing companies
are finally required to ac-
cept credit cards. This bill
of rights should prohibit the
companies from charging
fees for using plastic.
We hope the commis-
sion considers these ideas
for its towing bill of rights.
The commission has done a
good job recently by requir-
ing towing companies to be
more fair to those they tow.
We hope this bill of rights
makes everyone except
the towers happier.
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Jean shorts hurt Gators' credibility
here was a great disturbance this weekend. Every
Gator felt it, and it showed during the football game
on Saturday. The team struggled more than the three
previous weeks combined. Urban Meyer will watch the foot-
age, but the real problem is much easier to pinpoint.
The first away game is traditionally the first weekend
freshmen can go home. Social psychologists have observed
that when a freshman returns to the nest for the first time, he
or she digs through old possessions like a cat in a litter box.
The amount of crap in the average dorm room doubled
this weekend from high-school artifacts alone. Sifting
through old threads can easily lead to nostalgia, making
it acceptable to put on that old letterman's jacket or senior
But it just went too far when you decided to pack your
old jean shorts.
If you returned to Gainesville with a pair of "jorts," the
damage you've done is irreversible. Every time a Gator
thinks about his denim shorts, a Georgia fan gets his wings.
This surge of karma is enough to throw-every living Gators
footballer onto the brink. of insanity and cause perfor-
mances like Saturday's.
Since the '90s, we've been lampooned by Bulldogs, Tigers
and Volunteers for our supposed love affair with jorts. Older
Gators have diligently worked to destroy the stereotype of a
typical Florida supporter, but it's tough when so many ex-
amples of bad taste can be found every Saturday.
If you've ever wandered around the alumni section, you'll
know the type: rat-tailed, pot-bellied 50-year-olds who have
a certain stench one similar to that of a denim factory.
It must be understood that I'm not referring to cutoff
jeans. If I were an indie boy trying to score a date with an
indie girl, I would scissor with the best of them.
A utilitarian would also cut off jeans when spring arrives,
and buy new ones in the fall. Over-stuffed freshman fannies
can't fit into one size of pants for too long, so it's best to wear
them before you can't pull them on
past your kneecaps.
Cutoffs are questionable, but
nobody, not even Angelina Jolie,
should wear mass-produced jean
1 shorts. If you're unsure, here's a
Kyle Cox handy little question to determine
le whether your jorts are appropriate:
Ietters@alligator.org Do they have a hem at the bottom? If
you said yes, you have bigger prob-
lems than the C you'll receive in Fashion 101.
I hate to be so hard on first-year students, but our
Southeastern Conference status is dependent on their judg-
ment. It may be too late for some of the rest of us. I've un-
fortunately seen upperclassmen who should know better
after being taunted at The Landing in Jacksonville during
the yearly Florida-Georgia Cocktail Party wearing jorts to
class. It's unfathomable that these offenders would choose to
lend credibility to the jokes of our rivals.
Florida isn't really part of the South, and we shouldn't
act like it. We are the southernmost state geographically,
but if we wanted to be true rednecks we'd be living a few
miles north. Something is seriously wrong when a fan from
another SEC school calls Gators fans hillbillies, and wearing
jean shorts in public doesn't help any arguments against the
This is our clarion call. Put down the jorts. Don't even
consider wearing them to the upcoming football games. If
we actually succeed in "whiting out" Auburn this Saturday,
even one pair of jean shorts could change the outcome of the
Jorts are much more than a fashion no-no they could
be the only thing standing between UF and another cham-
Kyle Cox is a junior majoring in marketing and anthropol-
ogy. His column appears on Tuesdays.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Do you plan to Monday's question results are
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Letters to the Editor
Contorversial speaker a good choice
I was offended last year to hear that
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
was questioning the historical accuracy
of the Holocaust. On that note, I would
like to take the opportunity to commend
Columbia University for allowing him
to address students Monday in an open
In recent years, Americans have become
accustomed to censoring ideas and people
they do not find agreeable. Columbia's de-
cision, despite harsh criticism, is demon-
strative of the American commitment to
free discourse outlined in our Constitution
and judicial history. Americans have also
become accustomed to allowing individu-
als to embody the intentions of a state.
Iran has a rising middle class and con-
tinues to elect reformers with every new
election cycle, in direct opposition to the
rhetoric coming from the top.
We should not allow the figurehead of
a state to set the political agenda for his or
her nation. If states were judged entirely
by the actions and statements of their chief
executives, the United States would not
stray far in global public opinion from
While we at UF continue to debate
.free expression and the right to inquiry,
I offer kudos to Columbia President Lee
Bollinger for backing his university's bold
move in the interest of education. "
With President Ahmadinejad's appear-
ance at Columbia, the United States mov es-
one step closer to abolishing the culture
of suppression we have lived in during
Brains more impressive than breasts.
So Gator gals can flaunt their chests.
Big deal. Not worthy'ef a full page story,
in my opinion.
Show me a woman with a brain who's
changing the world with her ideas, and
then I'll be impressed.
Monday's editorial, on the other hand,
had the right idea. Bernie Machen baring
all on his Harley that I'd like to see.
Underage drinking not cause of death
UF President Bernie Machen's logic
was off on blaming Andrew Enriquez's
death on underage drinking.
The fact that Enriquez drank at age 20 is
not what killed him.
He may, however, have been intoxi-
cated while driving.
Such was the case when Austin Wright
hit Gainesville Police Department's Lt.
Corey Dahlem on that tragic April night.
Wright was 21 and drinking legally.
While I do not necessarily condone un-
derage drinking, it is not the problem it is
made out to be.
How many underage people drank this
weekend across the country without any
College students will drink; noth-.
ing will change that. What Machen, UF,
Gainesville and other communities should
focus their energy on is preventing drink-
ing and driving.
Whether someone was 20 or 21 is ir-
relevant as long as he or she was drinking
It doesn't matter if you're 20 or 30, driv-
ing after drinking could kill you.
Clearly, we as a society need to work on
drinking and driving. Age is irrelevant in
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rallying c..dI ,o.
generate.:d a.,)clard v. h this uni% ersin.
Then rculir, of tth, c..ap.ira campaign m.er
diernei ard eriLndusare crit al[0ppo Lhat
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etelrvhmng that ta,e, placc here.
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Florida Tromn-iri, is a place v. hcre .
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siri of Floridi '.ill be tornm rru.,.'
And "Flunda Tomorr,)w sratrr
thi-s iee:k.Y u mai hi',e noticed the
"Florid] Tomorro'. banners hanging
throughout the campus. This s to help
bring a rtt inrlI n t, [he oftfi.ial kIickoff, t
the capital c.impain. oMan'. of ou haic
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Thank vou tor .our cftris that .'. ill gi.e c
our alumni and friends a first-hand look
at what we do. Der.ail boutt the day
can be found at www.floridatomorrow.
Thousands of alumni and friends
will be visiting campus throughout the
weekend, taking part in the campaign
kickoff activities, as well as attending
the Florida/Auburn football game.
Let's communicate to them that "Flori-
da Tomorrow" is everyone's campaign.
Around this campus-and around the
state, nation and world, UF is making a
difference for everyone's tomorrow.
Digital Library Center offers online dissertations
More than 9,500 dissertations from
University of Florida graduate students of
years gone by now languish on UF library
shelves. The dissertations have been cast
aside in the digital age which demands
But, if a new project at the George A.
Smathers Libraries Digital Library Center
is successful, decades of writings will soon
be available around the world, with just the
click of a mouse.
"What I'd like people to see is that the
University of Florida is doing good work,
and that we have in the past as well," said
Cathy Martyniak, head of the Library
Dissertations were first submitted elec-
tronically in 1998 at UF, and since 2001,
the university required electronic submis-
sion for all dissertations, Martyniak said.
Copyright restrictions require any doctoral
candidate who completed work before
2001 to sign a release granting permission
for scanning and Internet distribution.
Martyniak is overseeing the daunting
task of collecting thousands of release forms
from prior doctoral candidates that span the
course of the university's history.
"If I can find an author from 1922 who
is still alive and willing to sign the paper,
we will post their work online," she said,
adding that she hopes to receive as many as
Once a release form is submitted,
the dissertation is scanned at the Digital
Library Center and information called
"metadata" provides information about the
work, such as title, author, subject, year of
publication and length. The work is then
uploaded. to the Digital Collections' Web
site, where the metadata allows for easy and
"People spend years and years of their
life getting their dissertations together, and
then for them to see it on the Web is excit-
ing," Martyniak said.
Although the center has been accepting
signatures since January, only 12 release
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dissertations with a high-speed rotary scanner.
forms have been received. Martyniak
believes this may be due to a lack of public-
ity about the project, as well as the sheer
number of eligible alumni who have not
yet been contacted.
Oliver G. Wood Jr. was one of the first
alumni to respond to the request. His
1965 dissertation about the Federal Reserve
System is now the oldest dissertation avail-
able online within Digital Collections.
"I thought it would be a good oppor-
tunity to make my dissertation available
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the economist-in-residence at the Charles-
ton School of Law, andLhas been a distin-
guished professor emeritus at the Univer-'
sity of South Carolina since 1994.
"I am a person who truly is grateful for
my University of Florida education, and
I strongly encourage anybody who has
written a dissertation at Florida to make it
available," Wood said. "This is a part of the
"Brazil's Padre Cicero: Views from the Ralph
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through Oct. 7. Free and open to the public.
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"If I can find an author
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their work online."
ongoing process of telling the world that the
University of Florida is a great university."
To participate in this project, UF
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Institute of Technology, Harn Museum of Art, 6
p.m. Free and open to the public.
Florida Tomorrow: The Campaign for the Uni-
versity of Florida presents "Showcasing the
Possibilities," campus-wide events, 8 a.m.-3
p.m. Free and open to the public. For more-
Department of Astronomy presents Public
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, ADVERTISEMENT, 9
UF researchers now studying impacts of Hurricane Dean
Many Gators go to the Mexican state of
Quintana Roo for a relaxing Spring Break
vacation. Assistant professors Eric Keys and
Corene Matyas went there for a different
reason on Sept. 10.
Keys and Matyas, both from the Universi-
ty of Florida's department of geography, were
part of a team which received a grant from
the National Science Foundation to study
the effects of Hurricane Dean. The team,
representing a number of universities and
Mexico, spent six days studying the resiliency
of both people and ecosystems in the wake of
the natural disaster in southern Mexico.
Some of the greatest damage affected
the tourist areas near the ocean, Keys said.
"The tourist areas were devastated," Keys
said. "The beach is gone, and the 100-yard
cruise ship pier was destroyed. It shows just
how powerful this storm really was."
In more interior areas such as the Calak-
mul Municipality, money is scarce, build-
ings are not storm resistant and people
rely on their crops for survival, Keys said.
Although the locals have lost their crops,
the government has stepped in to distribute
rations and repair housing, while the farm-
ers attempt to grow more maize despite
"People are waiting for seed to grow a
new crop in the next three months or so,
but the drought has to end," Keys said.
Although the situation has been less than
ideal for the residents of the area, in terms
of study value, the storm, has been a great
resource in learning.about disaster response..
"What's compelling about
this event happening in this
place is that a number of
researchers have been working
on social and ecological ques-
tions in the region, so we have
good baselirie data to work
from," said Keys.
As our environment
changes in coming years, this
research could have a great
impact on future generations,
"With the possibility of in-
creased climate change, events
like this could happen more
NASA and more. We have to figure
out how to make community
and social structures that can withstand
events like this."
by Alex Stern
Seen & HeaSr
Harn receives highest
The America Association of Museums
(AAM) recently announced that the Harn
Museum of Art is among 14 museums
to earn the highest national recognition a
museum can achieve.
AAM accreditation recognizes high
standards in individual museums and en-
sures the best possible service to the public.
AAM's museum accreditation program has
been the field's primary vehicle for quality
assurance, self-regulation and public ac-
countability for more than 35 years.
This is the second time the Harn has
gone through the accreditation process,
after first receiving accreditation in 1997.
Reviews for AAM accreditation occur every
UF's Dance program judged
to be one of the nation's best
With its first application, the Dance Pro-
gram in the School of Theatre and Dance at
the University of Florida was approved for
accreditation by the National Association of
Schools of Dance (NASD) at the organiza-
tion's annual meeting on Sept. 13-15.
The UF Dance Program in the College
of Fine Arts joins the ranks of approximately
Homecoming Pageant, Phillips Center, 7-9 p.m.
"Fall Convocation Honors" of the College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences, with keynote
speaker J. Bernard Machen, University Au-
ditorium, 3:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.
National Depression Screening Day, Student
Health Care Center front lawn, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Free to UF students, and refreshments provided.
60 NASD-accredited dance institutions
nationwide. The young dance program,
founded as a special track of the bachelor
of fine arts degree in theatre performance
in the mid-1980s, inaugurated its own BFA
degree just 10 years ago in 1997.
"The College of Fine Arts is proud of its
dance program and the faculty who have
worked so hard to achieve this recognition,"
said Lucinda Lavelli, dean of the College
of Fine Arts. "Accreditation means we now
participate with those national institutions
considered to be the best."
College announces senior
The College of Design, Construction
and Planning at the University of Florida
has announced the appointment of associ-
ate and assistant deans Margaret Cart, Paul
Zwick and William Tilson. ,
Carr, professor of landscape architec-
ture, has been appointed as the associ-
ate dean for undergraduate student and
academic affairs, while Tilson, professor of
architecture, will serve in the newly created
position of assistant dean for international
studies and service learning. Zwick, profes-
sor of urban and regional planning, will
continue in the position of associate dean
for research and graduate affairs.
Florida Players presents "The Shape of
Things," Phillips Center Black Bo.x Theatre,
Oct. 5-6, 8 p.m.; Oct. 7, 2 p.m. Free and open to
Vanguard Jazz Orchestra,
Reserved seating $204$30.
Mortar Board receive
The Trianon chapter of Mortar Board at
the University of Florida was presented with
the Silver Torch-Award for the 2006-2007
academic year at the organization's recent
national conference. The award recognizes
timeliness and dedication while exemplify-
ing the ideals of scholarship, leadership and
Mortar Board is a national honor
society which recognizes college seniors for
outstanding achievement in, scholarship,
leadership and service.
UF opens new speech and
For more than 40 years, the University
of Florida Speech and Hearing Clinic was
housed on campus in historic Dauer Hall.
A new facility at 1405 NW 13th St. now
provides improved accessibility and parking
for patients from the Gainesville commu-
nity and beyond.
The clinic offers full-service diagnostics
and rehabilitation, including the selection
and fitting of hearing aids and assistive
"Megalodon: Largest Shark thai Ever
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Or, display through Jan. 6. Free and open to
"Up in Smoke A Dying Breed," Photo-
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Arts, Focus Gallery. On display through Oct.
19. Free and open to the public
"Refined Radiance: Chinese Glass Of The
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)." Harn Museum
of Art. On display through Oct. 1. Free and
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Massive-Luxury 2&3 Beds
FREE Cable with HBO*Most Utilities FREE
Minutes from Campus! 372-8100
1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
LUXURY COLLEGE CRIBS!
Furnished luxury private BR & BA. New 24
Hr Gym, Largest kitchens & Club House!
Mile trail & 3 bus stops in complex! New
Tan beds! From $499 352-271-3131
Roll Out of Bed & Into Class
$469 $499 Gets you all this!
Fully Furnished, Free Ethernet, Free Cable
w/HBO, FREE UTILITIES, W/D,
Roommate match. 379-9300
Spacious 2/2s 3/3s & 4/4s
All Inclusive Resort Living
373-9009 Live in Paradise
Because you deserve it. 12-5-71-1
Luxury 2/2 & 3/3 TH
NO MII FEES
FREE Cable w/HBO & Show & Utility Pkgs
MOVE IN TODAY! 335-4455
IMMACULATE FURN EFFICIENCY CONDO
renovated. A/C, facing wooded area, W/D on
premises, water/sewer incl, NS, no pets. 1.5
mi south of UF/Shands. Bus rts. lease $465/
mo. 561-798-7437 9-28-07-24-1
Furnished Luxury Apartment .
2 blocks to UF. Walk to class! Pool,
Gym. $700 Includes Cable, Ethernet,
& Electric. Semester orYear Lease.
Walk To UF: Furnished Luxury Apt.
2 blocks to UF classes! $770 includes every-
thing: Cable, Ethernet & Electric. Gym, pool.
Semester or 1 year lease. 352-376-6223.
Spacious*Affordable*Close to Campus
4BR RMMTE MATCH from $379/mo
Includes Cable w/HBO
*Pool*Hot Tub*PC Lab*B-Ball*Tennis*V-Ball*
1BR efficiency $400/mo, 1BR apt $450/mo
Pots, linens & TV incl. Shared utilities, many
other amenities, near Tower & Archer shop-
ping, on bus line #75. Non smoker. Must see.
Call Betty 372-1191 9-27-07-5-1
I For Rent
QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $345/mo.
*1BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
3/3 HOUSE COMPLETELY REMODELED!
Free UF parking! HUGE fenced yard!
W/D! Perfect for pets! Wood floors
Fireplace! ONLY $415 per person
$199 1st month's rent
1 & 2 BRs FOR JANUARY!
>From ONLY $639/mo!
Bus Stop Nice Pools
Pets Ok 335-PARK 12-5-71-2
BE THE FIRST-IN THE LAST!
BRAND NEW IN 2007 3/3TH
Unparalleded Luxury in Downtown
From only $1659 with cable & internet
Huge bedrooms w/walk-in closets!
Only 1 mile to UF*Steps to nightlife
ONLY 1 LEFT!!! 338-0002
Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to shop-
ping, bus line and a few miles from UF. Price
range $425 to $525. Includes water, sewer,
garbage and pest control. Sorry no pets
allowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 12-5-71-2
1BRs FOR JANUARY!
>From ONLY $550/mo!
Nice Pools & Courtyards
Walk/Bike to UF + Quiet
Pets Ok 372-7555 12-5-71-2
Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, -6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC; washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner.
538-2181 Iv message 12-5-71-2
Don't Sacrifice Quality or Space!
Live large in our huge 3BR's
Pool Free UF Parking, Alarm
Running Specials for Fall!
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second
walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer included,
fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term
available. Private Owner. $595-up. 352-538-
2181. Lv msg 12-5-71-2
*GET TO CLASS ON TIME*
Close to UF!!!
Luxury 1/1, 2/2 flats & 3/3TH
FREE cable HBO/Show & Tanning
Gated Alarms Pet Friendly
Oxford Manor, 377-2777
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
'U www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
2 bedroom Town house! WALK TO UF!!!
W/D, Wood floors, Pets ok, alarm
Open late and weekends!
I For Rent
*NO MOVE IN FEES*
Luxury 2/2 & 3/3 TH
1 Month Free Rent
Free cable w/HBO & Show & Tanning
Gated*Game Rm*Pet Friendly
Move in today! 367-9910
We Have it ALLI
HUGE 1, 2, & 3 BRS for Fall!
Located in Butler Plaza
Great Rates! Call Now 373-1111
*3BRS & Roommate Match**
1.9 mi to UF~W/D*Garages
Free Cable w/HBO & Showtime
Free Tanning-Comp. Lab
Pets welcome-Private dog park
Luxury Living 377-2801
Flats or Townhomes
2, 3 or 4br MOVE-IN TODAY!
FREE tanning, 2 pools, 1 mi from UF
NO MOVE-IN COSTS AND FREE RENT
Call 376-2507 or www.BivensCove.com
FREE RENT-MOVE NOW
Giant -Luxury 2&3 Beds
Cable PC Lab Tanning W/D
We love pets! A treat to live in!
Call for Specials: 372-8100
2 bedrooms avail. NOW
FREE Tanning, Aerobics Center
Pool w/BBQ, Awesome Bus Route
Ask about our RENT REBATES
Just 1.3 mi from UF 377-7401
Be the BIGGEST on the block!
2Bdrs for FALL $839. We love ALL pets!
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
GREAT Specials! 352-332-7401
60 sec walk to UF Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 12-
U For Rent
NEED MORE SPACE?
HUGE 1 bed w/screened patio
FREE Alarm*FREE Tanning
Gated Entry*24hr Gym
Only 1.5mi to UF! 372-0400 12-5-71-2
Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS bus
routes. All at a rate that won't break your
bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656 12-
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 $6491
Call now! 352-376-1248
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
3/3's from only $486 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $452 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
WE WANT YOU!!!
FREE Oct rent, FREE tanning,
No Move-in Fees for 3BR, Aerobic Center
BBQ grills, We LOVE Pets
Just 1.3 mi to UF 377-7401
LIVE THE LIFE!
All Inclusive Ind. leases
Big 2/2s 3/3s & 4/4s
Filling fast Lease now
MOVE IN TODAY!
1/1 & 3/2 starts @ $739
FREE RENT & NO M/l FEES
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2007 N ALLIGATOR, 11 _
U For Rent
BIG AND CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq ft $675
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $750
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also
available 373-4423 www.maximumre.com
Rooms and studios
ACROSS FROM UF!
Starting at ONLY $465
Open late and weekends
Reserve Now For January 2007!
Downtown-Studios, 1, 2, & 3's
It is never too early to sign! 338-0002
2br, 3br or 4br Move-in Sept
and pay no rent in Oct! Close to UF,
pets adored, tennis, bball, 2 pools
376-2507 or www.bivenscove.com
*NO MOVE IN COSTS*
Starting at $499bdr
2BRTH & 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 $729/mo
1/1 w/den from $669/mo.
U For Rent i
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 10-3a
700 SW 62nd Blvd 371-8009
Ask About Our Move-In Specials
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages,
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Every Unit is an EndUnit
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/month!
Next to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza!
Water included! Pets welcome!
Call today! 352-376-1248
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.
% b ipj --d
l For Rent
Spacious 2000 sq ft home in Blues Creek
3BR/2BA/2CG, AC, fans, yd svc incl, scr
lanai, pool, appls, sec sys, i-net hkup. UF
bus rte, huge MBR $1250 FL/S 7953 NW
48 Way 954-805-7827 or 561-912-6223. 9-
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 2/2 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
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
2BR + BONUS ROOM
Great SW 34th location
Only 2 Left! 376-0828 12-5-07-71-2
2BR for LESS!
Private single-story Villa
ONLY $669 PLUS
Only 1 left! 375-1519 12-5-07-71-2
** LIVE ALONE **
1BR 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 Shands/VA
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, fire-
place, privacy fence, modern appliances, C/
AC. 1000 SW 59th Terr. Other units available.
Short lease ok some units $575/mo. Leave
detailed msg 331-2099 10-19-07-40-2
CLOSEST to UF/Shands
Enjoy privacy & convenience
IBR Villa ONLY $529
Leasing FALL Fast! 372-4835
ONLY 1 MILE to UF!
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/moq + 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
1BR 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
HALE 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
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-
WALK TO SHANDS from Summit House
Condo 1BR/1BA, close to pool, on
bus line. Full kitchen, new carpet. Only
$550/mp. 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
rtf 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
2BR/1.5BA TOWER OAKS
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 9-28-07-10-2
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 qaae,
Available. 352-672-1482 10-1-07-10-2
al For Rent
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
House for Rent. 3BR/1.5BA $950/mo. Close
to UF, hardwood floors, W/D included. 303
NW 36th Street. Please call 772-971-3048 or
2BR/2BABRAND NEW LUXURY APT!!
W/D incl, walk-in closets, private screened
porch, fitness center, pool, clubhouse, busi-
ness center (small dogs allowed) 352-333-
3898 or 305-905-7676 9-28-07-6-2
For rent. 5BR/3BA
Across street from UF law school. 1 blk from
stadium. Henry 352-216-8806 or 352-622- -
Nice 1BR Villa
October only $295
Call today 375-3077 12-5-51-2
ONE MONTH FREE
HUGE 2br & 3br!
Its a MUST SEE!
333-1120 Call NOW! 12-5-51-2
Only $485 FREE water
October only $295
Great Location next to Butler Plaza
Call TODAY**377-2596 12-5-51-2
LIGHT AND AIRY 3/2 HOME IN
SPRINGTREE OFF 39TH AVE' Fenced
yard, covered patio, garage. Close to shop-
ping, schools, YMCA. $1100/Mo + S.D. 2818
NW 39th PI avail now. 352-538-9829 10-
WALK TO CAMPUS!
4BR/2BA w/full kitchen, hardwood floors,
115 NW 7th Terrace
Furnished Apt 1/1 utilities included. Windsor
Park around $829/mo, amenities 305-962-
4416 or 305-408-4330 9-28-5-2
1 BR/1 BA available for move-in late December
or Early January (your pick) Located at quiet
Frederick Gardens Apartments blocks -from
UF Campus on 16 and 17 bus route.
$534/mo. Pets allowed. Call 352-359-2255
ALL UTIL INC! Spacious 3/2 House $400-
450/mo neg MBR w/ pri BA slide glass door
to porch 2 BR w/shared BA. Wireless int,
cable, laundry rm Close to UF& San Fe, Rts
bus Must rent! Shrt trm avail 305-878-3425
Beautiful and quiet small house with 2BR
close to Oaks Mall at Vintage View available
Oct 1. Call Michelle 352-214-4025. Rent
$1000. Short term lease welcome 10-1-
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 .4
Apt needs to be subleased, 1st 2 months al-
readypaid. ONLY $509/mo & is ALL inclusive.
A, Lexiqgto qrpssings, Fprnore infoprpa,tion,
please call 352-727-8475.. 9-28 9-3..
12, ALtIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25,2007
Sublease ASAP until Aug 2008. $474/mo.
Great incentives. Melrose Student Suites.
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA. On bus rte to UF.
Prefer feMfale. 3 great roommates. Call 786-
973-6079 or email@example.com 9-26-5-3
1BR/1BA $635/mo. Close to UF & bus route.
Fitness center, clubhouse with pool, laundry,
raquetball, basketball, & tennis. Pet friendly.
Apartments Sublet & Roommates
1/BR 1/BA unfurn apt. in Sunbay. Available
10/15 thru 07/2008. Close to UF. Pets al-
lowed. No deposit for Grads, but must meet
approval of management co. Call 352-213-
1559 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 9-28-
1/1 in a 3/3 at Hidden Lake. Avail 12/07-7/08.
All util except electric included. Pet friendly.
Fitness Center, Clubhouse & pool. $496/mo.
.1BR in 2BR/1BA sublease avail. Walk to SW
Rec Center. $400/mo includes utils also
free cable & wireless internet. Lots of buses
passing by. Call 352-262-6912 9-28-5-3
1BR/1BA, Great Location! All amenities inc,
W/D included! Facing wooded area, pets
welcome. NO DEPOSIT, NO REDEC FEE!
$35 app fee and $300 neg transfer fee. Call
352-256-9093 Candy. 10-8-07-10-3
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail.Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181 .Lv
message. Private Owner 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-sinoker. $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 uitis, W/D, dishwasher,
pool, tennis courts & more. Close to UF, on
two bus routes. MUST CALL 772-633-6687
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
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/
Furnisheg 1BR/ 1BA in 3BR/3BA Windsor
Park. Close to UF. $495/mo uncl 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-
HANDYMAN SPECIAL Disc 4 wk. Share
2/2 MH Clayton Ests. $150 N/R dep. $300/m
$75/wk + 1/2 GRU. Furn rm avail now.. Cab/
laundry&6bok svc. N/A, N/D. Need vehicle.
Near bus/shops. Sm caged pet ok. 331-3666
9-26-5-4 .. I i .. .
Roommate needed M/F. Available 10/1/07.
Share a 4BR/3BA, 1700+ sq ft house w/wood
flooring, washer/dryer. Call 305-479-5075 for
info. Off of University & 34th St. 10-12-15-4
1BR IN TWO STORY HOUSE.
NW neighborhood.$375/mo, W/D in the
house. Central heat & air. Available now. Call
Mike 352-316-3930 9-28-5-4
FURNISHED ROOM FOR RENT
available October in renovated 2BR/1BA
hou los e to campus with Washer/Dryer
and dishwasher. $450/mo utils incl. Call Tom
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Walk to UF and stadium from luxurious
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Built to last a lifetime Priced from mid-$250s
2/2 off Archer between campus & 34th St.
Just $126,900! Fully furnished with washer/
dryer & all appliances. Eric Leightman Action
Realty 352-219-2879 9-28-51-5
M. TM. PARRIS1HI
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
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-
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.
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
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 1.2-5-71-6
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
As is bank owned condos in La Mancha.
Carpet, appliances, some with furniture. *Nice Sofa $75 *Queen size bed $60
Easy to show 4BR/2BA. Call Bettye Stoney *Dorm fridge $40 ODresser w/mirror $60
Allen 352-318-3931 Century 21 John Merrill. OMaytag washer $70 *Dining room table
9-25-25-5 w/4 chairs $75 *Lawnmower $50. Call 335-
5326-9--28-34-6 '' .
I ll Furnishings
*Drafting Table Great shape. 31"X47" white
laminate top black steel frame. Adjustable
for sitting/standing positions $100 *Antique
Chest of Drawers All wood, 8 drawer style
matching mirror. Good shape. $95. 337-8151
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/ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041.
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
The Ultimate Upgrade's a Call Away
Turn your computer into the ultimate
online machine with one call to Cox
Communications. Sign up for Cox High
Speed Internet for the area's fastest online
connection up to 12 megs a second. Email,
Web space, spam clockers, anti-virus, the
works. 1-888-269-9693. 9-26-3-7
* 'Electronics 9
***00 GATORS CAR ALARMS $99.95000
00******00 INSTALLED FREE! 000***
Gainesville's Oldest Car Stereo Store.
WAREHOUSE PRICES AUDIO OUTLET
u l ,Bicycles S
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. 12-5-71-10
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
BOOKS BY BOB BRACKIN
visit my website www.bobbrackin.com
$200 each. For more info call 352-871-1585
0 1l For Sale
WALK IN COOLER
Factory made panels box is 8x8x12, evapo-
rator & door. Fair condition 2x4 flourescent
lites. Old style wood window sashes. Jim
DON'T TASE ME, BRO!
T-Shirts, hats, etc. Wear the newest free
speech buzz phrase. Online orders:
8' POOL TABLE
Good condition with cues and balls. $250.
Sat Oct 6 from 7:30am-2:00pm
*TO BENEFIT THE CHARITIES IN
THE UF COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN.*
Located at Radio Rd & 34th St,
PPD Laundry Bldg FOLLOW THE SIGNS.
** 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
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Salesand Service!
New convenient location now open!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
(DOB 07/16/88); 5'06",
135 Ibs, Black Hair,
3 Counts of Passing Forged
Altered Instrument and
Operating A Motor Vehicle
Without a Valid License
Call (352) 372-STOP
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2007 0 ALLIGATOR, 13
M I Motorcycles, Mopedsl Ml Motorcycles, Mopeds) il
||. Help Wanted
JuK 1 Help Wanted -
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
2002 HONDA SHADOW SPIRIT 750cc
7200 miles. Great mechanical condition.
Yellow with Dings and Scrapes on the Tank
and Sidepipes. Check it out. Call Tommy @
2005 YAMAHA ZUMA SCOOTER
Less than 100 miles, includes helmet. Perfect
condition!! Can deliver if needed. Asking
* | ,Autos
FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
*Running or not!*
NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 12-5-71-12
CARS -CARS BuyOSellTrade
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!
00* FREE 0 FREE 0 FREE* FREESOS
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
2005 HONDA 4cyl 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-
01997 Ford 150, loaded $5995
*2004 Mazda 35, sporty $8995
02005 Ford Ranger Edge $9495
Call Sam 219-1298 10-4-10-12
2004 BRIGHTYELLOW DODGE NEON
-w/spoiler. Runs perfectly. Just had 52 point
inspection. Manual, 46k. Kelly Bluebook val-
ue $6360. ASKING $4500. No longer need or
can afford but I love it! Call 352-514-1879
Montero Sport 2002
d condition $9390. Call Michelle
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-
YOUTH COACHES NEEDED FOR
BASEBALL, BASKETBALL AND GIRLS
SOFTBALL. Get involved in the commu-
nity and volunteer. Please call. the City of
Gainesville at 334-5053 10-8-07-10-,13
This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings
ji the independent florida
RETAIL ADVERTISING MANAGER
We are looking for a motivated, energetic
and sales driven individual to train a stu-
dent sales staff in outside advertising
sales. Emphasis on building new business
relationships and increasing existing client
base. Newspaper ad sales background an
advantage. Marketing experience a plus.
The job is 100% sales. Modest salary, good
benefits and excellent working environment.
With resume, send cover letter that must
include salary requirements for you to be
condisered for an interview. Send to: General
Manager, The.Independent Florida Alligator,
POB 14257, Gainesville, FL. 32604 Or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls. EOE.
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving
record, drug-free, personal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 12-5-71-14
CNA CLASS: $250! learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out:
www.lapcnatraining.com or 800-566-4913
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 12-
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
- 800-965-6520 ext 138 12-5-71-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024.ext 6254
$12 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.67 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
$8.35-$9.40/hr MANAGERS in training
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com/jobs
Or at any of the 6 locations. 12-5-71-14
Gator Domino's is growing again. We are
looking for career oriented team mem-
bers. Now hiring Assistant Managers and
future GMs. $8.35-$9.40/hr for Managers
in training. GMs $40k+. Send resumes to
- Freddie@gatordominos.com. Learn more at
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 insperson @
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, creativ.individu-
als who enjoy working with children 8-25-
For adult entertainment company. Make
$1000+/wk. Flex sched 378-3312 12-5-
* Get Paid & Have Fun Flexible Hrs
& Competitive $ Sales Experience
Required 0 eBay exp. + Resume to
'HARRY'S SEAFOOD BAR & GRILL
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
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St.
No jobs available, but we pay
cash for CDs and DVDs!
(Oh, and we sell them too.)
Hear Again CDs & DVDs
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
floor 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
person 7404 NW 4th Blvd-Across from Home
Phone Survey Interviewers Wanted.
Start work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedules! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call NOW!
P/T acceptable. Apply at 505 NW 3rd Ave,
Gainesville, FL. Bring DL & SS card. 9-28-
SEARS, OAKS MALL
Now hiring sales & stock positions. See store
for inquires. may apply online. AA/EOE 10-
STUDENTS, WHY WAIT TO GRADUATE?
Earn while you learn!
50% COMMISSION P/T
Call: 1-800-631-2648 9-26-07-20-14
LOOKING TO GET A HEAD START?
How would it feel to be making 6 figures
before you graduate? Call and I'll show you!
Earn $800-$3200 a month
to drive brand new cars with ads placed on
them. www.AdCarClub.com 12-5-62-14 -
14, ALtIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2007
M i Help Wanted
FAMILY BUSINESS Looking to hire ,
*ANIMAL TECH FOR REPTILE FARM.*
Must be responsible and able to follow direc-
tions PT & FT available. Start $6.75/hr. Call
Country home/office needs reliable person
for ODD JOBS, YARD WORK, ERRANDS.
Part time. Begin $8.50/hr. Call Sebastian
Opportunities in TV and Film production.
All looks needed, no experience required
for casting calls. Call 877-218-6224 12-5-
Make Money in Real Estate!
Learn the rules, Follow a proven system.
Don't get burnt, GET SMART!
Call 1-866-573-4058 for interview.
Serious inquires only apply. 10-1-07-15-14
Earn up to $70 per day. Undercover
Shoppers needed to judge retail & dining
establishments. Exp not required. 800-722-
Help wanted PT exp, grill cook, cook with
Chinese wok exp, dishwasher or expo.
Looking for reliabel, hard-working, and lunch
avail. Apply in person at Bento Cafe 3832
W. Newberry Rd, next to Moes. Flex hrs.
Do you care about the Environment and
want to work your own hours around your-
schedule? Here is your solution to find out
how. www.legitownanewbusiness.com 10-
For local service station. FT/PT positions
avail. Mist have good people/phone skills.
Aply in person @ 1521 NW 13th St. 9-26-
Entertainers/Instructors/Elem Ed Maj teach
ages 4-12 fun science. PT, 4-15h/wk, $9/hr,
flex 12-5pm, dependable! 333-0108 apply
online www.madsciencegainesville.com 9-"
Stop wasting time on old school net-
work marketing techniques. Find out
h-".' 3% of MLMers make thousands.
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-
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
PT SUBSTITUTE NEWSPAPER CARRIER
Very early morning hours. Must be depend-
able. Will train. 219-8577 9-28-07-10-14
YOUTH BASEBALL & SOFTBALL UMPIRES
NEEDED. Make extra $$. For more info call
the City of Gainesville Rec Dept at 334-5053
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
Bookstore. gift card and free pizza. Email
email@example.com with subject line Focus
Group Volunteer 9-28-10-14
INSIDE SALES: Work parttime flexible
schedule. Must have great phone and com-
munication skills. Sales, Marketing and
Promotions experience a plus. Earn up to
$20 per hour. Send resume to 352-375-8604
CNA/HHA/STUDENTS needed PT to care
for parayized woman. Exp helps. Will train.
References a +. Must have car. Call 395-
6535 after 12pm. 10-1-10-14
3 ul Help Wanted
Now Hiring Experienced Bartenders, Cooks,
and Dishwashers. The Third Place Pub &
Grille 352-378-0721. www.HaileGuide.com
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
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 opportunityfor the right
individual. $13.00 per hour to start.
DFWP, full benefits after 90 days. Apply in
person to 13365 Southern Precast Drive,
Alachua, Florida or fax a resume to 386-
462-2015 or email to: bmorgan@southe
rnprecast.com. Also visit our web site at:
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Upgrade to Cox Digital Cable (now with On
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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
Read. Tutors Needed Now!
Living Allowance Monthly
Plus Education Award
Pick Your Hours: 22-24
Or 10-12 Per Wk.
Call Kathie at 955-7455
or apply today at
(ask for accommodations)
We want to start 30 ppl.
Flex sched, no exp. necessary,
Scholarships possible, PT/FT Avail.
Breakthrough leadership develop-
ment co needs assertive interns to help
generate leads in top UF companies.
Tutors needed 1-on-1 tutoring at risk elem
school students. 1-4 afternoons/wk $9.50/hr
15-20 min S of UF Fed work study req. for
employment. Volunteers welcome. For info
contact Sally 352-384-1155; firstname.lastname@example.org
PART TIME WORK ,
Flexible sched, Start ASAP,
No exp. Necessary, conditions apply.
THE GELATO CO & IQ BISTRO
Now hiring. Bring in resume. 352-262-9627
is now hiring for KITCHEN HELP. Please ap-
ply at 101 SE 2nd Place #118. 9-26-5-14
Mortgage lender has immediate openings
for college students for telephone sales posi-
tions. No exp required. Flexible hours. Apply
in person between 3 & 7 pm, Mon Fri. 1900
SW 34th St. Ste 206 (2nd floor .above credit
PART-TIME POSITION AVAILABLE!
Busy office seeking outgoing and energetic
worker. MUST be extremely organized and
detail-oriented. Must be willing to commit to
at least one year of employment. Tues/Thurs
night and weekend hours available. Please
e-mail resume and availability to melissa.and
Escape Day Spa in Haile Plantation is look-
ing for outgoing and enthusiastic spa coor-
dinators to answer phones, schedule appts,
etc. part time availability Mon-Sat. Please
Fax resume to 352-335-2445 9-27-07-4-14
Part Time Web Designer Needed.
$15 per hour. Must know HTML, FLASH, and
Photoshop very well. 7-30 hours per week.
Flexible Hours. Email Resume and Web
Portfolio to email@example.com. Ability
and good work ethic is more important than
HERBAL MANUFACTURING COMPANY
Experienced customer service representa-
tive and office manager. Fax resume to: 386-
M i Help Wanted
Servers, Cashiers, Exp Cooks
Wanted at Dill Deli Bakery & Grill Now hiring.
Call 352-376-0042 9-27-07-5-14
WAITPERSON FT & PT
Apply in person after 3pm. Sawamura
Japanese Steak House. 1624 SW 13th St.
To manage kiosk in Oaks Mall, must dress
neatly w/pleasant personality.'DFWP $10/ihr
plus bonus. FT & PT. Call Terry between
10am and 1pm only. 1-888-291-9260 9-
PROJECT MANAGER TRAINEE
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2007
Mistaken identity earns Nelson celebrity treatment
By MIKE MCCALL
4 Alligator Staff Writer
Most people know David Nelson as a wide
receiver stuck in the logjam of playmakers on
the UF depth chart.
.-\t leait a teae hundred others know Nelson
as someone entirely ditterent Chris Leak.
"Not on purpose, but I had a whole cruise
ship believing that I was Chris Leak one time,"'
he said. -
Soon after the Gators won last year's na-
tional championship, the redshirt sophomore
Charles Roop / Alligator Staff
UF wide receiver David Nelson (83) blocks Mississippi defensive back Dustin Mouzon
during the Gators' 30-24 win against the Rebels in Oxford, Miss., on Saturday.
spent a few days parading as the team's quar-
terback while on a spring break cruise to the
"It wasn't something that I asked for," he
said. "There was a group that I was with, and
they knew that people think I'm Chris Leak a
Early in the cruise, Nelson's resemblance
to UF's all-time leading passer turned from a
quiet joke to a public spectacle.
Nelson dressed in Gators apparel and
wearing his national title ring and his
friends were in the ship's dining hall when a
DJ turned a would-be relaxing evening into
anything but, Nelson said.
"[The DJ] made a huge announcement to
the cruise ship saying, 'We have the national
champion MVP Chris Leak on board,'" Nelson
said. "A spotlight just found me. I was sitting
at my table and had no idea what was going
on. Everyone just gave a standing ovation.
"At this-point I can't be like, 'No, I'm not,'
so I just stood up and waved and sat back
Nelson spent the next few days awkwardly
posing as Leak while fellow passengers
"People would come up wanting auto-
graphs," he said. "With little kids, I didn't
know whether to say I'm not Chris Leak and
embarrass the kid, or just sign it and tell Chris
Nelson said he didn't turn down auto-
graph seekers. He just scribbled away when
asked to sign and told Leak about the incident
"He laughs about it he loves it," Nelson
said. "Hopefully one day someone will come
up to him and ask if he's David Nelson, but I
don't think so. I think it's funny because he's
like [5-foot-10] and I'm [6-foot-5]. Obviously
people who think I'm Chris Leak don't know
a lot about football."
Nelson's moment of celebrity offered him a
few unique opportunities.
"I got to go meet the captain of the ship,
and I had a lot of people offer to get me
things or buy me things," he said. "I guess I
was just the- most popular person on the ship.
"Everywhere I went, people were taking pic-
tures of me or shaking my hand and telling me
good job on the season."
Not everyone believed Nelson was Leak.
Nelson said several UF students approached
him on the matter, prompt-
ing him to put an end to the
rumor by having the DJ
make another announce-
ment to the ship.
"I wasn't trying to act
like I was Chris Leak by
any means, but there was
Nelson just so much going on that
I was overwhelmed by it,
and I didn't know what to do," he said.
Those days may have been the peak of
Nelson's fame so far, but he is beginning to
make a name for himself on the field as well.
Due to injuries to fellow wideouts Andre
Caldwell and Riley Cooper, Nelson started
last weekend's game against Mississippi, a
Nelson didn't make a big impact on the stat
sheet with just one catch for 5 yards, but he did
throw a crucial block on a 23-yard catch-and-
run by Percy Harvin.
The cruise ship experience may have
seemed wild at the time, but Nelson can only
imagine what it would have been like if he
were mistaken for current starting quarter-
back Tunim Tebow.
"I may have been able to drive the boat," he
said. "They may have thrown the captain off
and let me drive it."
Oft-penalized Gators seek to reverse worrisome trend
* UF IS AMONG THE NA-
By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
Name the infraction, and UF
likely committed it.
From minor penalties (false
start, offside) to major 15-yarders
(kick catching interference, rough-
ing the passer, unsportsmanlike
conduct), the Gators made offi-
cials work hard at Mississippi on
They racked up 14 penalties for
127 yards in a 30-24 win.
The No. 4 Gators (4-0, 2-0
Southeastern Conference) will
now try to correct a recurring
"Some people say lack of dis-
cipline. That's fine," UF coach
Urban Meyer said Monday.
"Whatever it is, we've just got to
get it fixed. It's not acceptable."
Few teams are more penalized'
The Gators rank No. 117 out of
119 Division I-A teams in penal-
ties per game and No. 115 in yards
penalized per game. In 2006, they,
finished No. 118 in penalties.
Meyer said Monday's practice
would focus on cleaning up the
"We're not a
dumb team," Meyer
Said. "What you
Football saw last week is not
the way we play."
ANOTHER ACCOLADE FOR TEBOW:
Sophomore quarterback Tim
Tebow earned SEC Offensive
Player of the Week honors after
accumulating 427 yards of total
offense against Mississippi.
"He actually did not have his
best game in a lot of ways, but as
far as toughness, as far as char-
acter, as far as riding that horse,
it's as fine a game as I've seen a
quarterback play in certain areas,"
Meyer said. "As far as tenacity
and toughness, I know who we
were going to go to to win that
Tebow lifted the Gators with
27 carries and 34 pass attempts,
listing more bullet points on his
Heisman Trophy resume.
His passer rating of 198 ranks
him third in the nation, and his
seven rushing touchdowns are
tied for fourth in Division I-A,
ahead of star running backs
Darren McFadden (Arkansas) and
Mike Hart (Michigan).
NOTEWORTHY: Defensive end
Derrick Harvey was the only
defensive player to make
Champions Club this week. On
offense, tackle Carlton Medder,
running back Kestahn Moore,
fullback Eric Rutledge and Tebow
made the list. ... Wide receiver
Andre Caldwell (sprained MCL)
is likely a game-time decision
for Saturday's contest against
Auburn. ... Kicker Joey Ijjas
will be held out of practice until
Thursday with a quad injury.
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Fox Sports Net, 7 p.m.
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* UF volleyball player Elyse Cusack was
named the Southeastern Conference De-
fensive Player of the Week by the league
1954: Unranked UF upsets No. 5
Georgia Tech 13-12 in Atlanta. UF had
been 0-6-1 against the Yellow Jack-
ets in the previous seven meetings
between the schools.