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VOLUME 101 ISSUE 25
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2007
Preacher leaving for S. Korea
By KIM WILMATH
On Turlington Plaza Wednesday afternoon, in
the shadow of his big white sign, Joey Johnsen said
Johnsen, the 24-year-old campus preacher who's
become a fixture in Turlington over the past year and
a half, will travel to South Korea on Saturday to be
with his fiancee, teach English classes and continue to
preach the Gospel.
His fiancee, Mi-Young Jang, a 30-year-old UF
graduate, went back to her home in South Korea in
December when her Visa expired. She had come to
Gainesville to get her master's degree.
"I wanted to serve the Lord, and God has
provided for me."
"I've missed her a lot," Johnsen said. "I'm rejoicing
in the Lord my God that we can be together again."
Johnsen, who received a bachelor's degree in
business from the University of Pennsylvania in May
2005, said he met Jang about a year ago at UF, and
they became engaged in June. The wedding will be
He said he and Jang would move in together only
after they're married.
They already have a place to live, Johnsen said. A
woman from Jang's church offered them a two-bed-
room house for a year, free of charge.
Johnsen said it's not luck or coincidence that's
allowed him to continue to spread the Gospel on a
"That's what's amazing," he said. "I wanted to
serve the Lord, and God has provided for me."
Johnsen said his job contract expires in a year. After
that, they plan to come back to the United States.
SEE CAMPUS, PAGE 5
Joey Johnsen pauses between
preaching on Turlington Plaza on
Marine transitions from Iraq to UF
Editor's note: This is the final story in a
series about students who have com-
pleted military service in the Middle
By KORI FREDERICK
Eduardo Gonzalez's journey to Iraq
began when he joined the Marines a month
before Sept. 11, 2001. And after several road
bumps he was greeted on his arrival by
a shower of rockets, and he celebrated his
birthday alone -his trip has ended at UF,
where he will complete
his officer training.
"I moved to Florida
to become a Gator," said
Gonzalez, a Marine ser-
,. S -^ geant in the ROTC and
a senior finance major
at UE. 'Tve been all
over the world with the
Marines, but I love living
end Quentin Groves had
a huge game against
UF last year, helping
lead the Tigers to an
upset victory. He hopes
to repeat that perfor-
mance when Auburn
takes on the Gators this
See story, pg. 18.
Gonzalez, a UF transfer student, said
he joined the Marines because his life was
He had been enrolled in the University
of Houston in 2001 and wasn't doing well
academically. He decided it was time for a
change, so he enlisted in the Marines one
month before the Sept. 11 attacks.
"The moment I stepped into the
recruiter's office, I knew I wanted to be
a Marine," Gonzalez said. "It was a very
SEE SOLDIER, PAGE 5
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M The Board
of Governors will
meet today to
decide how much
to raise tuition
for Florida's 11
See story, pg. 3
By DEVIN CULCLASURE
Attracting students' attention is
not a cheap task for the two political
parties competing in the fall Student
Campaign finance records show
more than $5,000 is being spent by the
Gator and Progress parties as well as
two independent candidates competing
for Student Senate seats in the election
on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Gator Party ac-
counts for most of that
amount and more than
triples the Progress
Party's funding with
a total budget of about
state that the party
has already spent about $750 on food for
party meetings and supplies, Gator still
has about $2,800 in the bank.
Yooni Yi, Gator Party president, said
the rest of that money would go toward
stickers, T-shirts, fliers and food for the
Gator Party campaign, which begins
Most of the money comes from can-
didates and party supporters, Yi said.
Candidates are encouraged, but not
required, to donate $75.
"Getting the message out there is re-
ally important," she said. "We tell them
the benefits of donating, and it's some-
thing they're willing to do."
Yi said she didn't think spending
$3,500 is excessive. Keeping candidates'
morale high with adequate campaign
materials and food is important, she
"We don't feel that it's a waste of
money or that it's too much for a SG
SEE MONEY, PAGE 4
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Museum Nights will include
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University Auditorium, 7 p.m.
to 10 p.m., today
The Hispanic Student
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Reitz Union, 6 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.,
Gator Nights will include three
showings of "Waitress."
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2007 N ALLIGATOR, 3
Board of Governors to
decide tuition increase
* THE BOARD WILL RAISE TUITION
UP TO 5 PERCENT.
By KIM WILMATH
Florida's Board of Governors will de-
cide how much. of a tuition increase to im-
pose on Florida's 11 public universities at
a meeting this morning in Tallahassee.
At a meeting July 10, the board, the
State University System's highest-govern-
ing body, decided to increase tuition up to
5 percent despite a veto from Gov. Charlie
The board also voted to freeze enroll-
ment at the universities' current levels
beginning spring 2008 and joined former
Sen. Bob Graham's lawsuit against the
state Legislature to fight for tuition-set-
It's not known how
Bright Futures would
Factor in, since the pro-
p gram is controlled by
j The Legislature will
i tuition at a special ses-
Crist sion in October.
The potential tuition
hike would be a welcome financial cush-
ion, UF Provost Janie Fouke wrote in an
e-mail Sept. 16. Any extra money would
benefit students, she wrote.
UF is facing budget cuts of about $34
Marathon time shortened
By KIM WILMATH
This year, Dance Marathon partici-
pants will quit moving and grooving five
Dance Marathon, a campuswide
event that raises money for the Children's
Miracle Network, will decrease its dura-
tion from 32 hours to 26.2 hours, accord-
'ing to a Dance Marathon press release.
Reducing the event's length will im-
prove it by giving participants "a greater
understanding and appreciation of what
our Miracle Families undergo," the re-
Participants are required to stay
awake and on their feet the whole time.
Last year, the event raised more than $2.3
. About 600 students will take part
in this year's event on April 5 in the
Jordan Bell, the event's
On chair and a UF history se-
CampUS nior, said a shorter time will
attract more participants.
He added that 26.2 miles is the length of a
Mallory Ramos, event spokeswoman
and a UF advertising junior, said the
change would most likely be permanent,
and she still expects to raise more money
than last year.
"Dancers are still going to struggle,
but at least it'll give them a little more
motivation," Ramos said.
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UF students to
protest in D.C. D
* TWO STUDENT GROUPS
WILL PROTEST IRAQ WAR.
By LIA GANOSELLIS
Alligator Contributing Writer
from Gainesville will join
forces with activists from
Washington, D.C., this week-
end to protest the Iraq war.
The Gainesville area's
Students for a Democratic
Society and Students Against
War will travel to the nation's
capital Saturday for a protest
organized by the Troops Out
Members of SDS and SAW
aren't the only Gainesville
residents participating in the
Tina Steiger, SAW secretary
and a UF political science ju-
nior, said students unaffiliated
with the groups also plan to
.About 25 people are going
so far, Steiger said, and there's
still room for more. The stu-
dents will car pool.
"Everybody goes to
Washington to protest," she
said. "We just want to restate
that the American public is
against the war."
Chelsea Solmo, SAW presi-
dent and a UF sophomore,
said the protest will be a good
way to encourage students to
However, she doesn't
have high ex-
"I think it's
unrealistic to think we'll get
the government's attention,"
Steiger said they have
a better chance getting the
government's attention in
Washington than anywhere
"The legislators live in
D.C., and that's where all the
decisions are made," she said.
Even if the demonstration
is ignored, it's important for
students to voice their opposi-
tion, Solmo said.
Students will leave
Gainesville on Friday around
noon and return Sunday eve-
ning, Solmo said.
Students participating in a Flashmob UF event on Turlington Plaza on Wednesday act like robots. A
flashmob is a group of people who assemble at a predetermined time and place to create a random
display of cooperation.
Firefighters hope to override panhandling ordinance
Fill the Boot has been affected by commission ruling
By KATIE GALLAGHER
Although a change in the county panhan-
dling ordinances may allow nonprofit groups
to collect money on roads, officials said there
were no plans to change cityordinances.
The county decision was in response to
Alachuia County Fire Rescue, which has been
affected in its participation in Fill the Boot.
Fill the Boot is a national campaign that col-
lects donations off the street for the Muscular
Even if the language is changed in the
county ordinance, firefighters will not be able
to fill their boots in Gainesville.
"Our prohibition is content-neutral," said
City Attorney Marion Radson. "It applies to
He said there are no plans to change the
"Our prohibition is content-neutral.
It applies to everyone."
ACFR planned to collect for Fill the Boot
during three football-game weekends this
year but cut its plans short when the ordinance
passed, firefighter Chad Smith said. He said
he hopes ACFR will be able to collect again by
the football game on Nov. 17, when UF plays
Florida Atlantic University.
County attorney David Wagner will meet
with a First Amendment specialist to discuss
the constitutionality of a law that doesn't ap-
ply to nonprofits, said Mark Sexton, county
The law will only change if attorneys can
come up with wording that will stand up in
court if someone decides to sue, Sexton said.
Firefighter Brad Paquette, who is in charge
of Gainesville Fire Rescue's Fill the Boot drive,
said he's worked around the ordinance.
This year, instead of approaching cars,
firefighters have been setting up at grocery
Although GFR raised $17,000 for the MDA
last year, Paquette is hoping for $10,000 this
Paquette said he hopes that the Iris Roberts
-Act, a state law that allows nonprofits to
gather money on the street, will override the
City Commissioner Craig Lowe said the
state law overruling the county and the city
is unlikely because it would have to deal with
the same issues of freedom of speech.
"The danger there is we would have to do
away with the panhandling ordinance," he
said. "Then we would go back to where we
were before, the situation where we had some-
one on every street comer going into traffic to
Progress trying to run cheapest campaign possible, party president says
SG Party Budgets
Gator Party I Progress Party I Kyle Robisch I Marcus Dixon
Molly Telfer/ Alligator Staff
MONEY, from Page 1
election," Yi said.
Joseph Trimboli, Progress
Party president, said the
Progress Party will run its
campaign on a budget of about
Records show that Progress
has spent about $30 for several
Web site domain names, and
Trimboli said the rest of his par-
ties funding would go toward
campaign T-shirts, stickers and
. Donations from candidates
and" supporters provided the
money, he said, but candidates
were not required to give
Trimboli said his party would
probably not begin campaigning
until Monday, adding his party
is trying to run the cheapest
He said he thought $1,000
was about the lowest amount
his party could spend while re-
The Progress Party could
campaign effectively at a lower
cost if online voting was al-
lowed, he added.
"We're only spending what
we have to," Trimboli said.
"We're all college kids."
UF freshmen Kyle Robisch
and Marcus Dixon are also
competing in the election as in-
dependent candidates. Robisch
raised $70 for his campaign,
while Dixon raised $480, accord-
ing to SG records.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2007 0 ALLIGATOR, 5
Marine greeted by rocket attack during first night in Iraq
hopes to go
CAMPUS, from Page 1
He said he hopes to have his
student loans paid off shortly
after their return, so he could
preach full-time and start a
After he pays off his loans,
Johnsen said his Gainesville
church, Windsor Baptist Church,
has promised to support him in
other endeavors overseas.
His sights are set on India, a
place he said hasn't been fully
reached by the Gospel.
Johnsen said he began
preaching to college students
because there are many tempta-
tions on campus and not much
"So many factors can lead
people away from God," he said,
listing promiscuity and pride as
students' top offenses.
Kevin Lo, a UF psychology
junior, said he's gotten to know
Johnsen while he's been at UF.
Lo said Johnsen inspires him
to trust in God.
"Seeing his faith, it gives me
courage when I get in tough
situations," Lo said. "God called
Johnsen said God has now
called him to spread his message
farther than Gainesville.
"Jesus Christ said in Mark
16, 'Go, ye, therefore into all the
world, and preach the Gospel
to every creature,'" Johnsen
said. "So that's what I'm going
SOLDIER, from Page 1
spur-of-the-moment decision. But it was a
After basic training in Pensacola and a
two-year post in Okinawa, Japan, he was re-
stationed in San Diego in 2004. But he was
only in the United States for a month before
he was sent to Iraq, where he spent the next
He arrived in Iraq in the middle of the
night and was warmly greeted by a rocket
attack aimed at the base. Rocket attacks, like
mortar attacks, are launched over the walls
of the base, usually from truck beds about a
"That first attack freaked me out a little
bit," he said. "After a while though, you just
kind of get used to it. If it doesn't hit you, you
just go about your business."
After his service started with a bang,
Gonzalez settled into normal life at Al Asad
Air Base, a base in Iraq. He described the loca-
tion as "the middle of nowhere," but it's one
of the biggest air bases in Iraq. His job was to
keep a lookout for the base in a watchtower
overlooking the desert. He worked every day
in the tower for a six-hour shift.
"The moment I stepped into the
recruiter's office, I knew I wanted
to be a Marine."
He watched for anything unusual shifting
in the sand. Non-military vehicles or a shep-
herd carrying a weapon were all subject for
There was no running water on the base.
Trucks brought water to them when need-
ed: When some water pipes were blown up
in an attack, the base went without water for
a few days. Some days, the convoys bringing
Marine ROTC Sgt. Eduardo Gonzalez poses at his post on the Al Asad Air Base in Iraq.
Gonzalez is a UF finance senior who served six months in Iraq.
in supplies were attacked, and the base would
be without basic food supplies.
Gonzalez would get angry when other sol-
diers complained about the lack of food.
"People are out there dying to bring us
food," he said. "And they want to complain
about not having eggs. I just didn't under-
Danger Within the Walls
One bad day on the base involved a car
bombing at the outer gate. The base was-
patrolled by Iraqi policemen who performed
routine maneuvers in front of the base, which
made them easy targets. Gonzalez said 50
Iraqi policemen were killed in the blast.
They weren't the only Iraqis who faced
problems at the base. Most U.S. military bases
employ Third Country Nationals, who work
on the base to send money to their families.
Additionally, there are American and Iraqi
vendors who work on the base in a market-
Some Iraqi vendors occasionally disap-
peared from their posts on the base. Gonzalez
said it was often assumed they had to stop
coming because either they or their families
were being threatened.
"They often fall victim to fear or bribery,"
he said. "That's why we didn't interact at all
with them. It was just too dangerous for all
An Officer's Education
Gonzalez believes 99 percent of Iraqis
just want freedom. He said they're just like
Americans in that regard. He's willing to
do what it takes to ensure that freedom for
whoever wants it. That's why he came to
UF: to become an officer. Through the Marine
Enlisted Commissioning Education Program,
he will graduate and become a Marine officer.
Currently, he is on active duty in the ROTC.
He's two semesters away from reaching that
goal. Although he's sad to leave, he still has
two more years of Marine flight school after
"I needed a change and I needed disci-
pline," he said. "I got that from my time in the
service. I had no focus or direction. Now I'm
doing great in school and have a good future
ahead of me. I wouldn't trade this experience
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6, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27,2007
Campus preacher bids
farewell to Gainesville
O ne call from God brought him here, and another will
ake him away.
Joey Johnsen, also known as "The Turlington
Preacher," leaves his UF congregation this weekend for a new
one in South Korea.
Since we're heathens with a penchant for promiscuity and
skimpy clothing, Johnsen's brand of Christianity doesn't quite
appeal to us. But nonetheless, he was pretty nice in his preach-
And you know what they say: The devil you know beats the
devil you don't.
We're certain a brand-spanking-new campus preacher will
descend upon UF within a matter of days. And we wouldn't
be surprised if he's louder, more confrontational and more con-
demning. You know, like that preacher who carries that huge
sign that says gay people/scantily dad girls/drinkers/every-
one is going to hell.
Aside from the- whole preaching-to-a-college-crowd thing,
Johnsen is a normal guy. He wants to get married and have
kids. He wants to further his career and he's got some great
He's lucky his career will allow him to see the world. Despite
having little money or power, he seems very happy. And he
even found love.
Maybe we should look into this preaching thing.
At least we don't have it as bad as Florida State University.
At every home football game, preachers stand outside the sta-
dium yelling at children playing on the grass, tailgaters and
even the marching band. But really, they should be praying for
the Seminoles football team. Maybe then they'd have a fighting
chance. Of course, God is a Gators fan how else would you
explain that the sun is orange and the sky is blue?
We'd say raise your glass to Johnsen tonight, but he probably
wouldn't like that too much. So we'll just wish him good luck in
his travels and teachings and God bless.
Back in July, the Board
of Governors decided
to raise tuition at
Florida public universities
by 5 percent without the
Florida Senate President
Ken Pruitt's response? "We'll
see you in court."
You see, even though the
Board of Governors over-
sees higher education, it has
never -raised tuition. That's
traditionally the duty of the
Legislature a group of
people who clearly have
students' best-interests, not
its financial supporters', in
OK, Legislature. Five per-
cent. That would mean about
$55 more on our tuition bills,
assuming we take 15 credits.
That's about the same as
a keg of Natural Light. Most
people spend at least that-
much money in one trip to
That's about how many
burritos it takes to fill up one
Moe's punch card.
Almost everyone can af-
ford to spend an extra $55
on tuition especially since
Bright Futures will cover the
rest of tuition for many UF
Now the Legislature plans
to haggle that percent down
we assume to zero.
If the Legislature wants
to do something right, it will
allow the board's decision to
stand. This shouldn't become
a power struggle just because
the Legislature is miffed by
the board's audacity.
This is about students
who are trying to receive the
best education possible.
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RTS drivers should
t's big, fat and slow. It's never there for you when you
need it. It shows up at the most awkward of times. It's
very gassy. It's not your ex-significant other. "It" is the
Regional Transit System.
Yes, I have big fish to fry this week. I'm sticking it to
the driver. I'm sick, hot and claustrophobic. I'm tired of
the revered RTS.
I love the environment as much as the next tree-hug-
ging hippie, but if I'm late to one more class because I
spent 30 minutes waiting for a bus that never showed up,
I'll wait for the next bus and throw myself in front of it.
It's sad when I would have an estimated wait time of 30
minutes to even kill myself.
OK, that's a morbid thought. But honestly, I'm on the
How does that children's song go? The wheels on the
bus go 'round and 'round, 'round and 'round, 'round and
'round. Yeah, right. Those wheels turn until the bus driver
leisurely stops to take a nice, 15-minute lunch break. Yes,
while you sit on a bus filled with more people per cubic
inch than Tokyo, your driver slowly sips his or her coffee
and eats his or her sandwich.
I'm all for fair treatment of employees, but why do
drivers' lunch breaks have to be on my time? It's bad
enough I receive third-degree burns waiting in the sun for
the bus to arrive. Then I have to nurse my burns while I
watch the driver scarf down Jimmy John's.
Maybe -the wait time for buses can't be helped. And
drivers are human, so I guess they have to eat. I'll give
you that, bus drivers. Lately, I've had some unsatisfactory
experiences riding the bus.
The other day, a driver wanted to fit as many people
on the bus as he possibly could so he did. I'm all for
meeting new people, but when my face is stuck in some
I be more punctual
;' C- .i: stranger's undeodorized armp
and I've felt less crowded in
mosh pit at Warped Tour, the pani
button goes off in my mind.
SI didn't realize the bus' max
mum capacity was 500 people. It
made Ladies Night at XS look like
the fourth floor of Library West
firstname.lastname@example.org during summer.
I'm a cheery person, but re-
cently my cheerfulness has been beaten to a pulp by the
attitude of some drivers.
Maybe' they're interpreting my "hello" and "thank
you" as "go jump off a bridge, jerk." I'm met with special
hostility when I take the Later Gator.
I understand driving the Later Gator bus must be frus-
trating. I've taken it, and most of the time I think a pack
of wild boars would be better passengers than the usual
It's a high-stress job. RTS should probably hire zoo-
keepers to drive the buses. I feel for the drivers, I really
Bus drivers, know I appreciate you. Obnoxious, wild
students should be thrown off the bus. They should be
dropped off in the middle of the Ocala National Forest
and forced to run from the drug-dealing hippies.
I don't have any suggestions for solving the wait prob-
lem. And I really wish I knew what the bus capacity was.
But I don't, and I'm basically forced to take the bus. So,
here's my plea, bus drivers if you're going to bite my
head off for asking where the next stop is, do it with a
Stephanie Rosenberg is a junior majoring in journalism.
Her column appears on Thursdays.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
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Today's question: Have you ever Monday's question: Will you
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2007 E ALLIGATOR, 7
Letters to the Editor
No progress with Gator
I was appalled" to read Yooni
Yi and the Gator Party's position
that a one-party system in Student
Government "isn't problematic."
When we have to hunt student
senators down on Facebook in or-
der to share our ideas or concerns
because the SG Web site doesn't
list their names or e-mails, there is
something wrong with SG.
When the Gator Party promises
wireless Internet for the second year
and there still isn't even a working
timeline to expand wireless, there is
something wrong with SG.
When a patronage system flour-
ishes so that niost students see SG as
all but impenetrable, there is some-
thing wrong with SG.
The one-party system has failed
us for years. We deserve better and
there's no reason to believe that the
Gator Party will deliver.
Student Senate candidate, Progress
Materialism fosters apathy
Yesterday during the SG-spon-
sored Student Speak-Out on the
Plaza of the Americas, I watched
as the organizers struggled to get
onlookers to voice opinions. Some
asked why this was a problem.
And as I watched many stu-
dents walk by with their new
technologies and material assets, it
became clear materialism took
So I pondered how a majority
of these students could care more
about material things when issues
over the Iraq war or issues over Iran
that have led American politicians
to consider a possible war loom
over our heads.
It just baffles me to think that
Kyle Cox sat down and decided
that of all the issues he could have
expressed his opinion about, he
decided that "jorts" and their effect
on Gator football outcomes was the
The Alligator is a n
should not publish op
made-up terms unrel
news. That's for mag
Cox, the next time you
so many people are n
is actually happening i
just go to the restroorr
'Jorts' spark 'intellet
There are very few s
collegiate media circuit
I've contemplated voice
ion. Certainly one woi
lice brutality, UF Playb
racial controversy wou
newspaper. It voice. Sadly, for me, they did not.
inions about Tuesday's editorial, however, on
ated to real the fashion faux pas of jean shorts,
azines. Kyle has finally struck my intellectual
wonder why nerve.
aive to what I too have sat on the Plaza of
in the world, the Americas and felt baffled at the
and look in sheer number of jean shorts sur-
rounding me. I was absolutely de-
Dustin Rivas lighted to know that someone else
4jM shares my concerns.
A tremendously heavy load has
actual nerve' been lifted from my back in know-
ubjects in our ing that there are others out there
about which and that I am not alone. Thank you,
ing my opin- Kyle Cox, for striking my intellec-
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A new eatery in town seems to be having
an identity crisis. Is it a lounge, bar, grill
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If you're still debating whether to blow
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There are many classic rivals: stripes or plaid, vanilla or
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EVAN BRENDER I e r d
AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Ice cream and flatbread meet booze and football Ever accidentally eavesdropped and overheard
at one of Gainesville's newest restaurants. something so ridiculous you had to laugh and
The Italian Quarter Bistro & Lounge, or 'IQ" for something so ridiculous you had to laugh and
short, opened quietly Sept. 15 during the Tennessee tell all your friends later? Well, share it with the
vs. UF game, butitis quickly gaining popularity as a rest of us. Keep checking The Avenue online
lounge, bar, grill and creamery. for the chance to submit your own Overheard
The restaurant, at 3105 SW 34th St., has a classic in Gainesville quotes, and in the meantime,
"bar" feel but features walls painted with Italian s e tet 'es the i
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It's not all cute and quaint, though. IQ also boasts ,
$40,000 in high-end audio and visual equipment. All I got was this collapsible laundry hamper
Customers can watch sports on IQ's four high-defi- tiFr bo
my mor took me to Amsterdam so we could
nation, 6-foot projectors and six 37-inch, high-defini- mFrat bro: "Fork my high school graduation,
tion LCDs, said Joey Friedman, a partial owner and 34th Street.
operator of the restaurant. smoke together."
During the day, IQ features the atmosphere of
an on-campus study lounge, including wireless .- outside Classroom Building 120
Internet, flavored coffees, sodas and a full menu of
sandwiches, flatbreads, salads and paninis. -
"All of the menu choices will be made with fresh She's a spicy one
ingredients and prepared on the spot for each cus- Female line worker to the 17-year-old new
tomer," said Mike Farzad, co-owner of IQ. Female line worker to the 17-year-old new
The creamery part of the establishment's descrip- guy struggling to roll a burrito: "Treat it like a
tion comes from serving The Gelato Company's fro- boob. Squeeze not too hard, not too soft."
zen Italian treat. Gelato, a slow-churned ice cream
that uses less milk, is lower in fat and creamier than Chipotle
regular ice cream.
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roaring sports bar with a full selection of beer, wine, You mean this thing is for telling time?
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menu and bar food such as chicken wings and moz- guys have digital watches or watches with
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a reality, open up
My boy has a consistent bedtime routine: movies or child-
He brushes his teeth, sets his alarm and logs hood memories,
* on to ESPN.com to check his fantasy baseball delving into the sexual subconscious is un-
ranking and the homepage of his beloved derstandably more difficult.
Astros. I quickly learned I could tease him I discovered that by starting the sharing, I
about his OCD-esque nightly redundancy, could both break the ice and set the pattern of
but I could never slight his Houston heroes. acceptance. He quickly followed suit.
What he liked sexually in the bedroom My friend found herself in the same
proved harder to learn. predicament when she started dating her
As a sex columnist and general sexual boyfriend a few months ago. She decided to
connoisseur, I was naturally eager to hear gauge her new guy's response to her favorite
exactly what he's into. fantasy by hiding it in a story about one of
"I don't know," he responded, turning her friends.
away from me in bed. "The normal stuff, I "Jessica is really into she slyly
guess." He started snoring five minutes later. suggested. "She is trying to get this new guy
I remained vigilant but downtrodden. she's seeing into it also. What do you think
Sadly, because of societal taboos, much of our she should.do?"
sexual selves remains cloaked in darkness, lit Opening up dialogue is key, and some-
only by the dim, neon glow of a computer times avoiding the first person and making
screen streaming porn when we're alone, insinuations allows discussions to flow with
My theory regarding both relationships ease. Amazingly, your partner is probably
and sex, however, is that they thrive on com- not as dense as you think.
munication and honesty. Try renting porn with that particular act
I asked my boy what he liked not only be- or scenario in it. Visit X-Mart. Where better
cause I want to please him, but also because to begin a discussion about sex than in a sex
it would open up the discussion to explain store?
what I like. I don't at all advocate sacrificing your own
Wouldn't we both be mote tsa thed Lt e internal compass or engaging in anything
each got what we wanted I i thlm reason i out you're not completely comfortable with, but
of our sex life? Wouldn't we all' be open enough to consider experimenting.
So how do you talk to \our partner about The Astros may not make the playoffs this
what you really want in bed' season, but at least now my own sex life is a
While it's often easy to lhare our ta orite home run.
RYAN LEVICK I
AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER
My mom knows what Halo is.
Obviously, Bungie Software, the
creator of the videogame craze Halo,
has done something very right. But can
Halo 3 live up to the world of hype that
it has on its shoulders?
I played Halo 3 for the first time from
12:15 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. Tuesday until my
thumbs were too tired to go on.
My friends, who by no means can
be considered hardcore gamers, also
dedicated their nights to "finishing the
fight," even though they had another
battle in calculus four hours later.
That, however, is the beauty of Halo.
Casual gamers become hardcore.
Ign.com posted scores from all major
video game magazines and Web sites
that reviewed Halo 3, and it received an
astonishing average of 9.4 out of 10.
Impressive, I must say, even though
I was skeptical of any game's ability to
live .up to all the Mountain Dew com-
mercials, live-action short movies and
blitz of online media coverage that has
bombarded fans. I admit I was wrong.
But what does Halo 3 have to offer
that Halo 2 and the original do not? The
answer: just enough.
You're not going to find anything
revolutionary why would you rein-
vent the wheel? Most of the new con-
tent in Halo 3 (video editor, level editor,
huge bosses, rocket launchers and, my
been in PC
games for a
But Halo 3 -
executes it to
shown by .
its sales. The
game set the all-time record for most
revenue earned in a single day by any
entertainment property, Microsoft said.
According to cnet.com, Halo 3 net-
ted $170 million in sales in the United
States in its first day. Some countries
don't even have GDPs that big.
To put things in perspective, the re-
cord in the movie industry for an open-
ing day gross is just under $60 million
by "Spider-Man 3." The video game
industry can't help but smile on a day
like this: Christmas in September.
Halo 3 isn't the prettiest game. It
isn't. the longest game. It also isn't the
most revolutionary game.
But it quite possibly could be one of
the best games of 2007.
The best part of all this is that even
if you don't have the $60 to spend on
Halo 3, you're bound to know someone
who did and who would be willing to
let you pick upa rifle and play.
How we learned to stop
worrying and love the bullet
TE MUN & K N B N AEE C W
KATE MULLAN & KRISTIN BjORNSEN 0 AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITERS
Freewheeling down 441 South
to Ivhcanopy Shooting Sports. Kate
was growing antsy at the prospect
of handling a pistol.
Kristin. however, was not.
"I nev er get nervous, actually
Neither of us had any prior
expenence with weaponry. so
we -%ere counting on our warrior
heritage' to compensate. KrLstin is
half-Norwegian umlautt check!)
and therefore part \likmg. Kate's
80-year-old grandmother. a former
archery champion at the LUmersityv
ofConnecbcut. gave us that tamihar
yet elui u\ ad vice about keeping our
eyee on the target
Micanops Shooting Sports iMlSS
is touted on its Web site as a "fam-
ily-oriented pubhc indoor pistol
range" about seven miles south of
UF. It offer- different levels of mem-
bership and iw elomns nonmembers-
at hourl' rate- An.yone can bring
their own frearm including rifles At Gallagher's suggestion, we
and shotguns) but MNSS provides wore earplugs under our earmuffs.
only pistols to rent. Good thing. because the shots were
Inside the range.. the clubhouse still just as loud as one might expect
feel sWas almost intimidating, but with a gun at arm's length. MSS
,employee Bruce Gallagher went out also requires shooters to wear shop-
of his way to put us at ease. He \i-as class-style safety glasses to guard
solicitous in answering our simplest against lying shells.
of questions as we reviewed safety He supervised as we each loaded
rules and selected our basic black. and discharged our first 10 rounds,
plashbc .22-cahliber regularly remind-
handguns never get nervous. Lng us to relax.
Bruce then actually. He then deemed
walked us through us ready to go it
the operation of Kristin Bjornsen alone.
the pistol. how to weapons enthusiast We were both
eject the magazine surprised by how
which holds the easyv it was to fire
bullets), load it with 10 rounds of the pistol There was little recoil.
ammunition (a round is one bulletI, As it turns out 11U bullets don't last
chamber the fust round, grip the long. In 90 nunutes, we shot more
butt with both hands, assume the than 125 rounds. When Kate tried
proper stance, and then once certain a rifle, which mends and family
of the target, squeeze the trigger had reconunmmended we start with,
she found it to be much heavier and
harder to aim.
More intriguing than the me-
chanics was the weird mental
seesaw between thinking, "Oh,
tArget shooting, fun" like any loyal
Nintendo Duck Hunt veteran and
feeling the disquiet provoked by
handling a deadly weapon. That we
instinctively aimed for the kill and
hole-punched the paper man's heart
until-he was dead several times over
was also disturbing.
The way we used a pistol as a
toy begs the question of gun educa-
tion. MSS employee Roy Spalding
-proposed that the basics of gun
handling be taught in school. A cus-
tomer whose children shoot at MSS
agreed that knowing and respect-
ing the distinction between a Nerf
Gatlin gun and a live rifle is vital to
effective gun control.
But the atmosphere at MSS isn't
heavy. The regulars included us in
their easygoing camaraderie. When
the uide to
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our guns jammed or ran out of
ammo, the usual customers were
keen to help us novices. A young
couple even let Kate try out their
Marlin rifle and .22-caliber hand-
gun, and then gave us a handful of
free bullets, waving away offers of
Ninety minutes of firing time,
100 bullets, eye and ear protection
and renting the pistol cost a total of
$52. This included a $5 fee for shar-
ing a stall, which we recommend
as it gave us time to relax our lazy
Add in money for gas and lunch
(turns out target practice makes you
hungry), and it was three out of four
bangs for the buck. Bringing our
own ammo would have been even
For those who fall in love with
shooting, MSS offers a student mem-
bership plan for $100 per semester.
Be scared: Kate is considering it, and
she aims well and startles easily.
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Marcia Manning Wilson, Ed.S
Flory Antiga Nodell, M.S.W.
371-0316 or 376-5186
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2007
U For Rent
*SICK OF SHARING A BATHROOM?*
.,, Get your own this fall!
2Br/2Ba flats, *3Br/3Ba townhms
FREE Tanning, WID, 24hr gym
PC Lab, Gated, All Amenities, Pt Friendly
Leasing for FALL*377-2777
All Inclusive 3's and 4's
FREE Roommate Matching
FREE Cable, Utilities, Intemet
FREE Fum, Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 212.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
MOVE IN TODAY or FALL
Massive-Luxury 2&3 Beds
Pool*Hot Tub*Tanning*PC Lab*W/D
FREE Cable with HBO*Most Utilities FREE
Minutes from Campus! 372-8100
1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
LUXURY COLLEGE CRIBSI
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 Ethemet, 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 212 & 313 TH
NO MII FEES
FREE Cable w/HBO & Show & Utility Pkgs
MOVE IN TODAY 335-4455
I For Rent
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 or Year 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
Make Sure It's FULLY Furnished
Couch, bed, end tables, blah, blah, blah.
Make sure they've got what you REALLY
need Cox High Speed Ineternet! Included
w/rent at the best .apartment complexes.
Ask before you sign. Then upgrade to Digital
Cable and Digital Telephone for the ultimate
entertainment. 1-888-269-9693 9-28-3-1
ull For Rent
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1 BR apt. $345/mo.
*1BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 12-5-71-2
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 313TH
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. 12-5-7-1-2
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 Spacel
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. Lvmsg 12-5-71-2
*GET TO CLASS ON TIME*
Close to UF!!!
Luxury 1/1, 2/2 flats & 3/3 TH
FREE cable HBO/Show & Tanning.
Gated Alarms Pet Friendly
Oxford Manor, 377-2777
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes; Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
I For Rent
2 bedroom Town house WALK TO UF!!!
W/D, Wood floors, Pets ok, alarm
Open late and weekends!
*NO MOVE IN FEES*
Luxury 212 & 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 ALL!
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
[ For Rent )
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call. 352-538-2181 12-
MOVE IN NOW!
HUGE 1/1 FOR Imm.
Walk-in closet Screened porch
W/D Luxurious amenities
Close to UF and SFCC
352-372-0400 Call for specials 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!!!
313's from only $486 per Bdrm
414's from only $452 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 212.5 Townhouses
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com .
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
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For Rent For Rent 1 For Rent
S..-nf,.rnilchDrl l unfurnished J 1 unfurnished
MOVE IN TODAY!
1/1 & 3/2 starts @ $739
FREE RENT & NO M/l FEES
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
2BR TH & 3BR Flats
Walk to UF/Pet friendly
Museum Walk *379-WALK
Brand new 2BR/2BA condos for rent 3 blocks
from UF. Be the first to live in these luxurious
arid beautiful condos. $1600 per month. Call
Z CD i
AVOID THE TRAFFIC &
WALK TO CLASS
2 Bedrooms from $729/mo
1/1 w/den from $669/mo.
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
Ask About Our Move In Specials
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW 62nd Blvd 371-8009
Ask About Our Move-In Specials
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages,
Inci Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
701 SW 62nd Blvd 373-6330
Gainesville's Best Kept 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
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
-MAI 4o -o
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, appls, sec sys,. i-net hkup. UF
bus rte, huge MBR $1250 F/ULS 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 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
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 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, fire-
place, privacy fence, modern appliances, C/
AC. 1000 SW59th 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 I 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
1 I For Rent
S II a unfurnished
5BR/2BA Near UF $1295/mo
4BR/4BA Univ. Terr. $1525/mo
2BR/2BA Townhouse $850/mo
30 + Properties Available!
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
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
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
1BR/1BA Condo, Summit House, $590.
$250 Security Deposit, Short Term Lease
Available. 352-672-1482 10-1-07-10-2
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Luxury Condo for Rent in Las Pampas
2 BR 2 Bath, washer/dryer, Comm. Pool
on bus line 8. $ 950 a month, for pictures
www.AndreeRealty.com or call
Fred R. Andree 352-375-2900 10-9-07-10-2
WALK TO UF, 3 BR 1 bath HOUSE
3 blocks North UF, 322 NW 15th Terr
"hardwood floors, 1 window A/C per BR
$900 mo. www.AndreeRealty.com
Fred R. Andree 352-375-2900 10-9-07-10-2
2BR/2 Full bath, townhouse apt., W/D hook-
up,laundry room, pool, on-site securitygated
complex, screened back patio, private front
gated entrance patio. Woodland Villas, SW
20th Ave. $870/mt. 352-682-3830,
2BR/!BA APT. Cent H/AC, ceiling fans, W/D
hook-ups, 7210 SW 45th Place. No pets.
$600/mo. 386-462-0994 10-3-5-2
Ul Subleases -
1/BR 1/BA unfum 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 email@example.com
Apt needs to be subleased, 1st 2 months al-
ready paid. ONLY $509/mo & isALL inclusive.
At Lexington Crossings. For more information
please call 352-727-8475.. 9-28-9-3
Sublease ASAP'until Aug 2008. $474/mo.
Great incentives. Melrose Student Suites.
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA. On bus rte to UF.
Prefer female. 3 great roommates. Calf'786-
973-6079 firstname.lastname@example.org 9-28-7-3
I For Rent
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,
private yard. $1500/rent,
115 NW 7th Terrace
Furnished Apt 111 utilities included. Windsor
Park around $829/mo, amenities 305-962-
4416 or 305-408-4330 9-28-5-2
1 BR/1 BAavailable formove-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 Mail at Vintage View available
Oct 1. Call Michelle 352-214-4025. Rent
$1000. Short term lease welcome 10-1-
1116 SW2ndAve. Walk to campus. No Dogs.
Available now. Call 352-337-9600 10-9-07-
1BR apt. $525/mo quiet area, green space,
trees, pvt patio, near UF, bus line, parking,
spacious, adorable kitchen, CHA, carpeted,
fans, no dogs, 1825 NW 10th St, Seeking
calm, quiet, stable mature tenant. 376-0080
14, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2007
01 Subleases )1 Real Estate
I u1 Furnishings
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Apartments Sublet & Roommates
Browse FREE! '
I/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 email@example.com 9-28-
1/1 ira 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
1BR/1 BA $529/mo
Furn apt, close to UF, great amenities.
Available 1/08-8/08. I will pay any move-in
fees. Contact Sarah at 941-321-0680 10-
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 3354455
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
Avail today! 1/1 in a 2/2; large balcony and
kitchen, clean, quiet, roomy, with 5 bus
routes $420/mo. practically on campus.
Prefe(masponsible, female non-smoker. Call
954-547-8658 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Roommate needed to share 3BR/2.5BA
.ownhouse. IncI all uitis, W/D, dishwasher,
pool, tennis courts & more. Close to UF, on
two bus routes. MUST CALL 772-633-6687
Female roommate needed 1BR for 4/2.5
iew townhouse, 10 min away from UF by
;ar or bus. All included $425. 954-557-4769/
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/
aundry&cook svc. N/A, N/D. Need vehicle.
,;J1ear bus/shops. Sm caged pet ok. 331-3666
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
nfo. Off of University & 34th St. 10-12-15-4
1BR IN TWO STORY HOUSE.
1iW neighborhood.$375/mo, W/D in the
louse. Central heat & air. Available now. Call
.vike 352-316-3930 9-28-5-4
-URNISHED ROOM FOR RENT
available October in renovated 2BR/1BA
louse close to campus with Washer/Dryer
and dishwasher. $450/mo utils incl. Call Tom
Roormi.for Rent in Nice NW Home. $400.2-3
m to university and santa fe. Near bus route.
W/D. Ineternet/Cable included. Call 352-262-
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FOR SALE NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE
PRICES. SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A
FREE COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call Today,
352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
Houses and Condos -3 blks from UF!
Call Eric Leightman for all properties
Walking distance to UF. 2,3,4 brs.
Action Real Estate Call Eric at 352-219-
2879 or 352-331-1133 9-28-51-5
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 $126,900! Fully furnished with washer/
dryer & all appliances. Eric Leightman Action
Realty 352-219-2879 9-28-51-5
ML. 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-
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 or Janice Arinson 871-
3899 Century 21 John Merrill. 10-15-39-5
2BR/2BA Condo on bus rt close to Shands/
VA Hosp/UF. Asking $110k. 352-328-8473.
Will McCarthy. REALTOR, Exit Realty
5 ACRES OWNER FINANCING
Tustenuggee Hills Subdivision. 10 min south
of Lake City. Dry, cleared, & fenced. Low
Columbia County taxes. 386-454-7170 10-
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.
$120 352-377-9846. 12-5-71-6
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $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
6~ 111111111W a ma
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.morrellsfurniture.com
*Nice Sofa $75 *Queen size bed $60
*Dorm fridge $40 *Dresser w/mirror $60
*Maytag washer $70 *Dining room table
w/4 chairs $75 *Lawnmower $50. Call 335-
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 12-5-71-7
C 0 MP i T
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
*** GATORS CAR ALARMS $99.95000
****** INSTALLED FREE! ******
Gainesville's Oldest Car Stereo Store.
WAREHOUSE PRICES AUDIO OUTLET
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
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2007 0 ALLIGATOR, 15
l i For Sale
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.
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 Sales and Service!
New convenient location now open!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
We have moved to a temp. location as we
await the completion of our new state of the
art facility. 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)
l i Motorcycles, Mopeds) G l
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
2005 YAMAHA ZUMA SCOOTER
Less than 100 miles, includes helmet. Perfect
condition!! Can deliver if needed. Asking
$1495. 386-362-5451 9-28-07-5-11
05 YAMAHA R1 LIMITED ED,
3400 mi. Excellent cond. $8400. 850-572-
1 ,Autos 3
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not! .
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-5-71-12
CARS -CARS BuyOSell*Trade
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 800-366-981.3 ext 4622
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
*** FREE FREE FREE* FREE*s4
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
*1997 Ford 150, loaded $5995
02004 Mazda 35, sporty $8995
*2005 Ford Ranger Edge $9495
Call Sam 219-1298 10-4-10-12
2004 BRIGHT YELLOW 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
Clean Montero Sport 2002
65k. Good condition $9300. Call Michelle
1998 NISSAN SENTRA GXE
sedan 81k, automatic, AC, white with gray
cloth, power everything, very clean, $4600/
OBO. 352-514-1800 email@example.com 10-
2004 KIAAMANTI $12500
Only 35500 miles. In dash cd changer (6cds),
leather interior, all power windows and power
chair, wood trimmed, V6 call 352-281-1623
2002 MAZDA PROTEGE
50k miles, manual, 30 mpg, new tires,
second owner, $6500 Luciana 272-4215
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
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We are looking for a motivated, energetic
and sales driven individual to train a stu-
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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/
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$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
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 NW34th St. 373-7733. Apply in person.
$7.25 $9.25. You are in charge. You make
the call. Food service or retail exp a must.
Fax resume 384-9911 or apply in person @
any Pizza Hut. 12-5-71-14
DELIVERY DRIVERS up to $12/hr.
KITCHEN HELP $6.75/hr.
CALIFORNIA CHICKEN GRILL 378-2442
Imagine Learning Center 371-5450 Taking
applications from reliable, creative individu-
als who enjoy working with children 8-25-
For adult entertainment company. Make
$1000+/wk. Flex sched 378-3312 12-5-
Get Paid & Have Fun Flexible Hrs
& Competitive $ Sales Experience
Required 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 NW4th 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-w. 1
Call: 1-800-631-2648 10-25-07-41-14
LOOKING TO GETA 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
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. Undercove
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.
16, ALLIGATOR E THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27,2007
W HIIelp Wanted
1 1l Help-Wanted Help Wanted -)
Services .. Bn
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-
Stop wasting time on old school net-
work marketing techniques. Find out
how 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 tasylzed woman. Exp helps. Will train.
References a +. Must have car. Call 395-
6535 after 12pm. 10-1-10-14
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
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
We want to start 30 ppl.
Flex sched, no exp. necessary,
Scholarships possible, PT/FTAvail.
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 aftemoons/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, StartASAP,
No exp. Necessary, conditions apply.
THE GELATO CO & IQ BISTRO
Now hiring. Bring in resume. 352-262-9627
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
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-
Servers, Cashiers, Exp Cooks
Wanted ati Deli Bakery & Grill Now hiring.
Cpll 352-376-0042 9-27-07-5-14
PROJECT MANAGER TRAINEE
for blind manufacturing & installation co.
Construction exp helpful 352-339-4600 10-
Flexible hrs for cleaning, mowing, errands &
minor chores. $6-8/hr. Leave clear message
- 373-1690 9-28-07-5-14
In the Thornebrook Village now hiring PT &
FT positions. Smiling eager workers apply in
person please. 12-5-50-14
AMAZINGLY SIMPLE and easy part-time
home business nets $500 and more a day.
Surprising facts in FREE report: Dry Tech,
Suite CL3140, 22212 Camay Ct, Calabasas,
CA 91302 10-19-07-20-14
Get Paid To Submit Photos!
Earn $15-$125 for each photo
taken using your digital camera.
ATTENTION MODELS, RAPPERS,
SINGERS, DANCERS, POETS!
Join the (new) local artist station:
Gnv nonprofit seeks FT Admin Asst, $10/
hr, benefits >6 mos. Exp. in MS Office,
QuickBooks AIP, A/R and interest in sustain-
able agriculture a plus. Fax or email resume
to Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org 352-377-8363
Front desk manager for Balanced Body
Physical Therapy and Pilates. Permanent
position. Must have at lease one full year
of receptionist or retail store management
experience. 28+ hrs/wk. Hours are 8:30-3
Mon & Wed; 2:30-7:30 Tues, Thurs & Fri.
$10/hr to start. Great job for personable, reli-
able, organized, detail-oriented, self-starter.
Email resume to: email@example.com 10-
Help wanted for one seriuos hardwork-
ing and trustworthy student. Carpentry,
chainsaw work & heavy lifting. $7.50-$8/hr.
parttime, flexible hrs. 376-6183 or 372-2931
Tired of going to your job?
Kids going to daycare?
Make money while you sleep
Log on to my movie
for two kids after school: 2:00-6:00 pm Mond-
Tues-Thur-Fri and 1:00-6:00 Wed. Call 352-
X-CEPTIONAL HAIR SALON
Booth rental: Must have clientel. 352-371-
NERO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Now hiring exp servers & host(ess) starting
$4.50/hr + tips. Please apply at 5240 NW
34th St. Across from YMCA Apply between
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
HYPNOTIST Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits.
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27,2007
Groves aims to disrupt Gators again
By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
The Gators remember Quentin Groves.
The Auburn defensive end sacked former UF quar-
terback Chris Leak three times in the second half of the
Gators' lone loss last season, and he also forced a Leak
fumble deep in Tigers territory in the fourth quarter.
Bottom line, stay out of Groves' way.
"Man, when I see a clean path to the quarterback, I
Shit him as hard as I can and get him to the ground as fast
as I can," said Groves, who is one sack
away from tying the school record set
more than 20 years ago.
Groves won't chase Leak down this
time around. Instead, he has to deal
with Tim Tebow, a quarterback who
makes linebackers tremble when they
see him coming.
Medder During the Southeastern Conference
Football Media Days in July, Groves
said he was looking forward to meeting Tebow "face-to-
face or back-to-face."
But come Saturday, the struggling Tigers (2-2, 0-1 SEC)
are just looking to get into a rhythm, no matter whom the
No. 4 Gators (4-0, 2-0 SEC) have lined up behind center.
"I'm not going to rub it in his face and say, 'OK, I
broke the record against Tim Tebow,'" Groves said. "It's
not something that's a personal vendetta on my mind."
After Groves' performance last year, the Gators veter-
an offensive line knows what to expect from the senior.
"He's definitely a dynamic player," senior offensive
tackle Carlton Medder said. "He gave us some problems
last'year he's a very fast player. Last year we were in a
hostile environment, and now he's on our turf now. We'll
.-be ready for this game.
AP Photo "To block a good player like that and dominate, that
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Auburn's Quentin Groves stops South Florida running back Benjamin always gives you good motivation to let you know you
Williams during the Tigers' 26-23 overtime loss to the Bulls on Sept. 8. SEE AUBURN, PAGE 20
Media bias has led to overhyped, overrated Big-10
, If the last couple years of college foot-
ball have taught me anything, it's that the
BCS is not the most annoying thing about
It still sucks, and anyone who advocates
lie BCS over a playoff system is either a
noney-grubbing university president or a
But as much as it pains me to say this,
the true reason why college football is
so frustrating sometimes comes down to
I hate to use the words "media" and
"bias" in the same sentence because the
phrase is so overused and exaggerated,
usually as a cop out.
But when it comes to college football,
there is no doubting its prevalence.
Exhibit A: The Big Ten Conference.
Exhibit B: Notre Dame.
rNCAA Football: Southern Miss at
ESPN, 7:30 p.m.
*MLB: NY Yankees at Tampa Bay
Fox Sports Net, 7 p.m.
S. No one and
nothing in sports
"'- X .is more overrated
-.' than Notre Dame,
and Big-10 football
Bryan Jones is not too far be-
y hind. It took some
Bryan Out Loud embarrassing losses
email@example.com for the general pub-
for the general pub-
lic to realize just
how little substance there was to the hype
these two entities have been awarded the
last several years.
Notre Dame has a proven track record
of not living up to its bill, evidenced by
nine-straight losses in bowl games for the
But it's not like the crappiness of the
Big Ten that has surfaced before our eyes
-this season has come completely out of
Chi Cubs 4
NY Yankees 12
Tampa Bay 4
Don't get me wrong, the Big Ten has al-
ways been a quality conference in the main
scheme of things.
But to mention the Big Ten in the same
breath as the Southeastern Conference or
even the Pac-10, these days, is just a joke.
How many times did we hear on ESPN
last season about how the great Big Ten
was the elite conference in college foot-
ball because of how great Ohio State and
I always knew Michigan was overrated
and played through a fairly easy schedule,
but I have to admit that even I was buying
into the Buckeye hype a bit.
UF and USC proved who the real power
conference teams were when they blasted
Ohio State and Michigan respectively in
SEE OUT LOUD, PAGE 20
EThe Gators have rushed for more than
200 yards in the last three games, mark-
ing the first time UF has done so since
by hurt hip
By BRYAN JONES
Alligator Staff Writer
UF wide receiver Percy Harvin,
who suffered a hip pointer against
Mississippi, continued to be lim-
ited in practice Wednesday.
But Coach Urban Meyer is opti-
mistic that Harvin will be ready to
play against Auburn on Saturday.
"He just ran," Meyer said.
"Deep bruise in his hip, but the
good news is it's not structural."
Meanwhile, Meyer said wide
receiver Andre Caldwell looked
"terrific" in prac-
Caldwell, who has
FO tbal l a sprained knee, has
already been ruled
out for Saturday.
Caldwell's performance is like-
ly not grounds for a status change.
"It is in my mind," Meyer said,
"but not in the doctors' minds."
Wide receiver Riley Cooper is
recovering from a sprained ankle
and is "80 to 85" percent healthy,
"He's a little gimpy," Meyer
said. "We should have Riley full
Safety Bryan Thomas, who has
been out since spraining his knee
against Troy, could also return.
MEYER ON MARSHALL: With
former Gators linebacker Wilber
Marshall to be inducted, in UF's
Ring of Honor on Saturday, Meyer
discussed what he remembers of
Marshall as a player,
"I just remember one of the
biggest athletic human beings I've
ever seen," Meyer said. "I've seen
a lot of what the players said about
him who played with him and
watched him. Tremendous talent."
SEE NOTES, PAGE 20
* Don't miss Friday's kickoff edition
of the Alligator for a feature on UF
linebacker Brandon Spikes as well as
preview coverage of Saturday's game
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27,2007 ALLIGATOR, 19
Gators attend 'Breakfast Club'
healthy weight gain.
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
They may not act as a brain, an athlete, a basket
case, a princess and a criminal, but several UF foot-
ball players still fit the bill to form The Breakfast
On Tuesday mornings at 7:30, you'll find Chris
Rainey, Bryan Thomas, Wondy Pierre-Louis, A.J.
Jones and others in Gator Comer Dining, half
asleep as they scarf down all the food they can
The Breakfast Club is a program that is de-
signed to help athletes, especially freshmen, learn
the ins and outs of healthy eating.
For defensive end Duke Lemmens, Tuesday
morning is his only day to snooze and catch some
extra Z's. Yet, the freshman drags himself out of
bed so he can add weight to his 6-foot-5, 240-
It's a necessary sacrifice if he wants to be able
to compete against the league's offensive linemen,
some who outweigh Lemmens by 90 pounds.
Every Tuesday he fills his plate with pancakes,
eggs and sausage. And while the feast may sound
delicious, Lemmens doesn't view it quite the same
"When you're forced to (eat) and you've got
to weigh in every day and you're trying to put
on heavier clothes so you just get that extra half-
pound, it takes the taste out of the food," Lemmens
Plus, there's the added pressure of eating in
front of strength and conditioning director Mickey
Marotti, who simply sits to watch every chew and
"We just go and get our meal, and if there's
something we should have that we don't, he goes
and gets it and brings it to us," wide receiver
David Nelson said. "We have to eat it. If you can't
eat it, you still have to eat it."
, The team's nutritionist, Cheryl Zonkowski, also
supervises the players as they pick and choose
from the several buffet lines in the dining hall.
At some points, she's more like a mother, en-
couraging wide receiver Paul Wilson to add some
protein to his plateful of syrupy French toast and
tater tots. Other times, her job title kicks in and she
finds herself tutoring the team by asking questions
like, "Mr. Pouncey, what on your plate counts as a
While most of the players are willing to go along
with the routine, she still has her challenges.
"We have to eat it. If you can't eat it,
you still have to eat it."
UF wide receiver
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"Sleep," he replied, before reluctantly agree-
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Sooner orlater, Zonkowski knows the players
will start to realize the benefits of their new eating
"More of it is just buying into the fact that we
do this for a reason," Zonkowski said. "It's not just
another thing that you have to do. We want you r
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and faster." The Breakfast Club to gain weight.
Booth back from World Cup
Alligator File Photo
UF defender Melanie Booth Winds up for a kick during the Gators' 2-0 win
against Loyola College on Sept. 9, 2005.
* SHE MADE HER UF SEASON DEBUT
AGAINST NEBRASKA ON SUNDAY.
By KARL HYPPOLITE
When Melanie Booth finally returned to
the UF soccer team, the last thing she expect-
ed to receive was a standing ovation.
Booth, who spent the past year training
with the Canadian national team, traveled
from the World Cup in China to Omaha, Neb.,
where the No. 15 Gators were preparing for
Sunday's match against the Cornhuskers.
When UF's bus pulled up to a hotel to pick
up the redshirt senior, the reunion could only
be described as joyful.
The Gators stood up and chanted Booth's
name as she boarded the bus, and although
she appreciated the gesture, Booth admits she
was a bit overwhelmed.
"1I don't like being the center of attention,
so it's kind of embarrassing," she said. "But I
was definitely happy to be back."
After an intense year abroad and a gruel-
ing flight back to the U.S., Booth was given
the opportunity by UF coach Becky Burleigh
to take the weekend off and work herself into
shape with a week of practice.
Booth would have none of that.
She made her season debut Sunday
against the Cornhuskers, playing 64 minutes
in a 1-1 tie.
"She wanted to meet us in Nebraska,"
Burleigh said. "She's all about our team. it
would have been easy taking this weekend
off, and no one would have said a thing. But
she played, and I let her tell me when she
needed to come out. Right now, I think we
need to work on her fitness a little bit and get
her to where she was before she left."
Booth's World Cup run was brought to an
end when Australia eliminated Canada from
the competition with a 2-2
tie last Thursday.
S' 'Despite receiving lim-
S ited -playing time with the
national team, Booth feels
that the past year was in-
"I'll be able to tell more
when I start playing more,"
Booth said. "But the (international) game is
so much faster and you get punished for mis-
takes you make a lot more, so you can't afford
to make them."
With the Gators opening Southeastern
Conference play Friday against Georgia,
Booth's goal is to regain the type of condi-
tioning necessary in the SEC. 9
Until Booth and Burleigh feel the defender
has returned to that point, her playing time
could be erratic.
"Playing time is going to depend on her
recovery," Burleigh said. "Whether it's from
the travel or from the routine, but I can tell
you she wants to play and she's excited about
being back on our team, and we're excited
about having her back."
20,ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27,2007
Freshman Thompson pushes for playing time
DE unhappy with play
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can do stuff like that. He's a top-10 pick coming out of the
draft next year,' and we got to block him."
While Groves has said he's not happy with his play
so far this season he hasn't recorded a sack since the
opening win against Kansas State his teammates have
certainly benefited from his presence.
In the season opener, Groves sacked Wildcats quarter-
-. back Josh Freeman late in the fourth quarter, and Antonio
Coleman scooped up the ball, returning it 34 yards for a
touchdown. That play sealed the 23-13 win.
"He's the leader on the defense," Coleman said. "You
need a big play, he steps up and makes that play. I look
up to him. I pattern myself after him. Whatever he does,
I just try to do better.
"He's one of a kind."
Groves forces opposing teams to prepare specifically
"He's got a lot of notoriety and brings a lot of
game plan toward one player," Auburn coach Tommy
Tuberville said. "We try to move him around a lot. Put
him in the middle, put him on the left side, right side,
weak side, strong side. He understands his position, and
that's going to help him in the future. He's a physical guy,
he's not just a speed guy."
NOTES, from page 18
THOMPSON COULD PLAY: Freshman
wide receiver Deonte- Thompson
could play Saturday for the first
timethis season, Meyer said.
"Deonte Thompson is really
coming on," Meyer said. "I love that
guy he's a worker. He just works
OUT LOUD, from page 18
and works and works. You can see
the player devel-
opment going on
right before your
"I don't want
to say something
that's not going to
happen, but as of
Thompson right now, there's
a chance he's going to play."
So where does media bias come in?
Lots of ways.
Television ratings are one of the biggest reasons.
ESPN sure has a lot of incentive to hype up games
being broadcast on its network, doesn't it?
Chris Fowler, host of ESPN's "College GameDay,"
said publicly last year that the network passed on
filming from the sites of certain SEC games for that
very reason. CBS has first dibs on SEC games.
If sportswriters and broadcasters pound a team
down the public's throat enough, people are going to
have a favorable opinion of that team. It's just com-
There is also tons of regional bias, something I
could very well be ,accused of for writing this col-
A few weeks ago, rumors swirled
that Thompson was frustrated
and was considering a transfer to
Meyer claims the rumors are
false, and said he talks to Thompson
on a daily basis.
"He's what you look for," Meyer
said. "A very talented guy that is
not a complainer. He just wants to
But I have two things on my side to support my
opinion that the SEC blows the Big Ten out of the
The first is recent performance. The SEC is a peren-
nial leader in non-conference record.
The second is recruiting.
The SEC has ranked No. 1 among all conferences in
recruiting every year dating back to 2002, according
The Big Ten has ranked sixth, fifth, fourth, fourth,
fifth and sixth, respectively.
While there is a certain amount of bias in the sub-
jective world of recruiting as well, the numbers don't
Recruiting is where football teams get their talent,
and the Big Ten should be viewed as more compa-
rable to the Big East than the SEC.
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