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VOLUME 101 ISSUE 30
Gator Party wins 44 of 47
open Student Senate seats
By DEVIN CULCLASURE
With loud cheers and lit ci-
gars, Gator Party candidates cel-
ebrated their near-sweep of the
fall Student Government election
early Thursday morning.
Sarah Krantz, supervisor of
elections, announced shortly after
midnight that the Gator Party,
which already controls the ex-
ecutive branch and about half the
Student Senate, had taken all but
three of the 47 Senate seats up for
Though the Gator Party took 44
seats, the Progress Party candidate
Ben Cavataro won the Hume seat.
District E and Corry Village did
not have candidates on the ballot.
More than 3,000 students voted
Wednesday, bringing the two-day
total to almost 7,000 votes. The
turnout was lower than last fall's
turnout, according to Alligator
Krantz also announced that one
referendum question on the bal-
lot was approved while one was
The Gator Party's reaction
Thursday was similar to its reac-
tion during the spring election,
Scott Robertson / Alligator Stafft
ABOVE: Supporters of the Gator Party cheer inside the Orange &
Brew before election results are announced Wednesday night.
RIGHT: Kellie Dale and Kevin Reilly celebrate the Gator Party victo-
ries shortly after midnight.
when the -party won all but one slide victory was not a completed excitement, shouting and pump-
seat. surprise in light of the hard work ing their fists.
The results brought raucous she said her party put in. "I really can't explain it in
cheers from about 75 orange-and- "We were out there campaign- words," said Kevin Reilly, the cur-
blue-clad Gator Party candidates ing sooner than anybody else," Yi rent Senate president pro-tempore
and supporters packed closely to- said. "From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. we who was reelected and will serve a
gether outside the Orange &Brew. worked hard, and it showed." second term representing District
Each successive announcement B.
of a Gator victory drew another
round of shouting.
Several candidates lit cigars
in celebration, while others spent
several minutes hugging and hive-
fiving each other.
While the Gator Party celebrat-
ed, about 25 Progress Party candi-
dates and supporters cheered over
their own victory.
"We won a seat!" they chanted.
Between constant congratula-
tory interruptions, Gator Party
President Yooni Yi said the land-
"Having students re-elect
me really means a lot."
Senate president pro-tempore
She attributed the Gator Party's
success to the party's diverse
group of candidates.
"I think our candidates reached
out to a lot of different students,"
Gator Party candidates, both
incumbents and first-time sena-
tors, could barely contain their
"Having students re-elect me
really means a lot."
Michael Ramsey, who won
seat representing District A, was
elected to serve his first term.
"I'm very excited," Ramsey
said. "It's a sigh of relief. Now it's
time to prove critics wrong, those
people who think SG doesn't do
Sam Miorelli, Progress Party
chief counsel, said he's happy with
SEE ELECTION, PAGE 5
Machen names nine members to security task force
* FOUR STUDENTS WERE SELECTED.
By DEVIN CULCLASURE
On Wednesday, UF President Bernie
Machen announced the nine appointments
to a task force charged with reviewing UF's
stepped up in his
at free safety on
impressed the UF
and LSU coaching
See story, pg. 22.
event management and University Police
Machen decided to create the committee,
which features five faculty members and four
students, after the Sept. 17 Tasering of Andrew
Meyer, a UF telecommunication senior, by
The four students are Brian Aungst, a third-
year UF law student; Lola Bovell, a graduate
student; and Steven Hoffstetter and Leslie
Jean, UF political science juniors, said Kim
Cruts, Student Government press secretary.
According to a UF press release, the faculty
members are Kim Tanzer, UF
Local architecture professor; Mike
S News Seigel, UF law professor; Sandra
New Chance, UF journalism profes-
sor; Mark Rush, UF economics
professor; and James Klausner, UF engineer-
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Tanzer will be the chairwoman for the task
Steve Orlando, UF spokesman, said
Machen formed the committee based on rec-
ommendations from Student Body President
Ryan Moseley and Faculty Senate Chairman
The committee's first meeting will be
Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at an un-
determined location. It is open to the public.
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By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Contributing Writer
A grand opening will be held this weekend in honor of
Emma, a 15.4-pound female ocelot
The 10-year-old female cat will be the first ocelot to live
at the SFCC Teaching Zoo in almost 15 years.
During the grand opening, guests will get a chance to
interact with her in her habitat through a specially designed
glass. The opening will be held Oct. 5 to Oct. 7 from 9 a.m.
Admission is free for the grand opening.
Ocelots, native to Central and South America, are me-
dium-sized jungle cats often described as mini-jaguars.
Emma came from the Oklahoma
Santa Fe City Zoo, said Buz Bireline, the SFCC
Community Teaching Zoo's assistant director.
College Even though she is the size of a large
oll house cat, she is very much a wild ani-
mal, Bireline said.
Part of Emma's training regime is to touch her nose to a
target, allowing the zookeepers to view her without having
to grab her with a net, Bireline said.
Zoo Director Jack Brown said that ocelots were one of
the signature species at the zoo in the past.
He said they have set important milestones for the care
of ocelots and look forward to many more generations at
A 3-year-old male from a zoo in Victoria, Texas, will be
joining the zoo in the coming months to be her mate, ac-
cording to a SFCC press release.
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An ocelot, which is a small- to medium-sized jungle cat, is featured at the SFCC
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Joiner may face
* THE CHARGES MAY COME IN THE NEXT
By KORI FREDERICK
UP senior football player Earl A. "Tony" Joiner
may receive new charges from the State Attorney's
Office sometime in the next 30 days, officials said.
"There will be no expedition of his case," said
Spencer Mann, spokesman for the State Attorney's
Office. "It will run through the normal procedure."
Joiner was arrested early Tuesday morning and
charged with burglary.
Joiner allegedly attempted to retrieve his
girlfriend's car, which was being held at Watson's
Towing impound lot, by pushing back the gate that
surrounds the lot, according to a police report.
The UF safety was released from Alachua County
Jail on the same day at 1:17 p.m., according to jail re-
cords. Joiner was released on his own recognizance,
which means he left the jail without paying bail, but
will face his charges.
Stan Forron, property manager of the lot, said the
situation is a misunderstanding.
However, Gainesville Police Department spokes-
man Lt. Keith Kameg said the towing company
called GPD about the incident.
The State Attorney's Office has not received the
arrest reports yet
Once it has received the reports, a prosecuting at-
torney will be assigned to the case, and calls will be
made to the witnesses and the victim. Then the state
attorney will make a new charge sometime within
the next 30 days, Mann said.
Mann said his office will take the victim's opinion
"It's just one of many factors though," he said.
"We will seek the input of the victim but also look
at witness and police reports, as well as standard
procedure in that situation."
Alligator Staff Writer Andrew Tan contributed to
USF death rasies concerns
about bacterial meningitis
By NICOLE LINTON
Alligator Contributing Writer
The UF Student Health Care Center
received concerned inquiries from stu-
dents and parents regarding vaccina-
tion for bacterial meningitis, a rare but
deadly disease, following the death of a
University of South Florida student.
Rachel Futterman, a 19-year-old USF
student, died Sept. 24 after falling ill two
days earlier from a suspected bacterial
Bacterial meningitis, also known as
meningococcal meningitis or spinal men-
ingitis, is the infection of the spinal cord
fluid that surrounds the brain.
"Any time you have a 19-year-old stu-
dent die from something that could have
been prevented, people are going to be
concerned about it," said Diane Pecora,
Registered Nurse specialist in immuniza-
tions and dermatology at the SHCC.
Pecora said all of the Florida universi-
ties have been in constant communica-
tion regarding the recent events. USF is
trying to find anyone that was in direct
contact with Futterman. They will be
given an antibiotic, like Ciprofloxacin, to
guard against infection.
Four cases of bacterial meningitis
have been reported at UP since 1994, of
which two students died.
College students are more susceptible
to the disease due to their close living
quarters in dorms and sorority or frater-
nity housing, Pecora said.
"Some colleges in Florida only require
students in dorms to get the vaccination,"
she said. "UF took the extra step and re-
quired all incoming students to get the
UP chose to adopt the policy of re-
quired immunization in February 2003,
but according to the care center, about
half of the students at UF have not re-
ceived the vaccination.
This is due to the ease with which a
student or parent can sign a waiver on
the immunization form indicating they
have read the information concerning the
vaccine and decline it, Pecora said.
Five different types of bacteria can
cause the infection, and the current vac-
cination covers four of the five bacteria.
Bacterial meningitis can be treated
with drugs like penicillin, but according
to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, one out of every 10 people
that get the disease dies.
Infection may also result in brain dam-
age, hearing loss or learning disability.
The disease is spread through salival
contact, such as kissing, sharing ciga-
rettes or sharing a drink.
"UF took the extra step and
required all incoming students
to get the vaccine."
registered nurse specialist
The student lifestyle can break down
the immune system, making students
more susceptible to disease and illness in
general, Pecora said.
"You really have to rest when you're
tired, eat when you're hungry and drink
plenty of nonalcoholic beverages,"
Pecora said. "Some people just go to bed
thinking they will sleep it off, and then
they never wake up."
Successful recovery depends on how
quickly the disease is recognized. This
is often difficult since symptoms can be
confused with those related to the com-
mon flu, including fever and headache.
The vaccination, Menactra, is available
at the SHCC on campus for $126. The
vaccination's effect will last from eight to
"Most students don't get a booster un-
less they are traveling to a high risk area,
such as somewhere in Africa," Pecora
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, 5
Progress Party grabs Hume Hall Senate seat
ELECTION, from Page 1
"As far as I'm concerned, every seat
that does not go to the Gator Party is a
victory," Miorelli said before the results
While Krantz announced the results,
Progress Party candidates and support-
ers swayed and nodded as Krantz an-
nounced victory after victory for Gator.
"C'mon, Sarah, give me one!" Miorelli
Krantz then announced that Progress
won the Hume seat.
After the results were announced,
Miorelli said he was happy with the
Hume seat because it was the end to
single-party rule in the Senate.
He also said the Progress Party would
be running again in the spring election.
Miorelli said the Gator Party would
still have to answer a complaint he filed
against its Hume candidate, Mike Fetto,
at an Elections Commission hearing to-
day. He said he also filed five other com-
plaints against the Gator Party before the
election results were announced.
The Gator Party's celebratory mood
was similar to the atmosphere prior to the
Party candidates gathered at the
Swamp Restaurant around 8 p.m. to
count down the hours until the an-
"We're just really excited to hear the
results," Reilly said over the booming
S. music. "We had a lot of great candidates
who did their best to show the student
body what they're all about."
Around 11:30 p.m., the Gator Party
marched toward the Orange & Brew,
chanting, "It's great to vote the Gator
Before Krantz announced the election
results, Miorelli said Progress Party can-
didates took some time to unwind after a
"I told my candidates to go home, take
a shower, relax, have some dinner and do
some homework," he said.
_-- The party then met to eat pizza at
Miorelli's condominium around 9 p.m.
before driving to the Orange & Brew.
Miorelli said he was "cautiously optimis-
tic" about the impending announcement
and hoped to win six seats.
After Krantz announced the results
early Thursday, she said the election xan
"We're going to enjoy celebrat-
ing for now."
Gator Party president
There were no problems at the polling
locations and relatively few problems be-
tween the parties, she said.
"There were no problems, no issues,
no battles," Krantz said. "I found both
parties to be very respectable and respon-
Seventy-five percent of students who
voted chose to support an SG-funded,
student-run coffee shop on campus.
But 52 percent shot down the referen-
dum asking students whether UF should
provide funds for a student-run homeless
shelter in Gainesville.
Newly elected senators will be con-
firmed by the Elections Commission on
Thursday and sworn in at Tuesday's
Senate meeting, she added.
Yi said the Gator Party would enjoy
the victory but would not party for long.
Senators will start getting down to
business at Tuesday's Senate meeting,
Some platform goals they plan to start
working on include creating a sustain-
Having almost complete control over
the Senate might help these goals get
accomplished faster, she said, though
she thinks the party's passion will be the
determining factor, she added.
"I feel like these senators are going to
get it done and they're going to push it
through passioitately," Yi said.
But Thursday night was reserved for
celebrating, and the Gator Party showed
no signs of slowing down.
"We're going to enjoy celebrating for
now," Yi said.
Missed the celebration outside the Orange & Brew
early this morning? Don't worry the Alligator caught
all the Student Government action.
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6, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4,2007
New student senators
have their work cut out
Was there ever any doubt?
The Gator Party, to no one's surprise, took 44
of the 45 Student Senate seats it slated in the fall
Student Government election. The Progress Party won one
seat, the Hume seat. And the two independent candidates,
Kyle Robisch and Marcus Dixon, both lost to the Gator
Was there ever any doubt?
The ballot referendum about a student-run coffee shop
passed, and the referendum on the UF-funded homeless
Was there ever any doubt?
Only 6,790 students voted in this election a paltry 14
percent of the whole student body. But the turnout was about
the same as last fall's.
For once, we aren't going to complain about how no one
voted or how people don't care.
We get it. We've accepted it. We're moving on.
Good luck to all the outgoing senators. We know some
of you did a lot of hard work. Some of you tried to make SG
better for the rest of us. Thank you for that.
Congratulations to all the new senators. You've got your
work cut out for you. Now that Gator all but dominates the
Senate, it's up to the Senate to start working together to make
the Gator platform ideas a reality.
Gator's 10-point platform probably won't even take an
entire year to accomplish. Start thinking of new ideas, and re-
vamp ones you thought might not work. SG typically slacks
off after the fall election and redirects its energy toward the
spring election. Don't let that happen this time. We voted for
you. Don't let us down.
And we must say, good job to Supervisor of Elections
Sarah Krantz and her team for tallying the votes and having
the results on time. It's no easy task. Most days it doesn't
seem like she has much to do, but Wednesday night, her job
was one of the most stressful anyone could have.
She did, however, forget to announce two of the seats. We
guess she was just a little overwhelmed by Gator's domi-
nation. When she announced the Keys seat, she stuttered,
"Great..." before correcting herself, "Gator."
As for the referenda, we figured the student-run cafe
would pass, even though we don't think it's going to become
a reality. And as for the homeless shelter, we think it's fair to
say the students have spoken. Twice.
The student-run cafe passed with about 75 percent of the
vote. Unfortunately, we didn't spot any of the referendum's
major supporters to see if they were enjoying any fair-trade,
The UF-funded homeless shelter failed in a race that was
much closer than we expected, with 51.54 percent of the stu-
dents voting "no."
Tonight's outcome was almost exactly what we expected.
Now we put our faith into the hands of the students we
voted for or didn't care enough to vote for, whichever the
case may be. Regardless of who or what you did or didn't
- vote for, all the students can sit back now and wait to see
what the new Senate does.
But Gator, just remember: Just because you all but unani-
mously control the Senate doesn't mean you can get lazy and
slack off with your duties. Getting elected was the easy part.
Now comes the real work.
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End of election brings calm to campus
because I could not stop for voting, it kindly stopped
Oh, Emily Dickinson's famous words will forever
linger in my mind. Actually, I think it was traffic. Traffic
kindly stopped for her, right?
Voting really didn't stop for me. It kept going. I told
voting I had prior commitments and would get to it, but it
gave me the old, "It's not you, it's me," and moved on.
Voting doesn't stop to accommodate anyone. And it
Voting represents your free will. Whether you vote,
voting will start and end at its designated time. And
everyone's is worth the same. The rules also apply to the
Student Government election.
If Emily Dickinson rose from the dead and traveled to
UF in hopes of voting in our SG election, she would not be
able to vote. One, she's not a student. Two, voting is over.
And because she's rnot a student and she didn't vote, she
should not be able to write a defamatory poem about SG.
If Sean "Diddy" Combs wanted to vote in our SG elec-
tion, he would be barred from voting. But he could just
buy out the university and declare himself a student. Still,
voting is over. Sorry, Diddy. He also wouldn't be able to re-
cord a politically-charged rap song about SG if he doesn't
approve of its policies.
Voting is a process bigger than a world-renowned poet
and a rap star who is on the brink of world domination.
Basically, it's pretty dam important. As Diddy would say,
"Vote or die."
But I didn't vote. Go figure, I'm still alive. And I can
make fun of SG if I feel the urge.
Critics warn that I'm not allowed to complain about SG
if I don't vote. That's their favorite threat. They know if
they take away our ability to make fun of the stupid things
SG argues about, we'll come to voting booths quivering in
If you didn't vote and find your-
self making fun of SG, don't fear
retaliation. SG is in the public eye
and should be scrutinized from all
angles if its actions are laughable.
But if you didn't vote, I doubt you
Stephanie care enough to even mock it.
Rosenberg I'm a rebel. I didn't adhere to
firstname.lastname@example.org the signs outside the Reitz Union
telling me to vote. I threw away all
my Gator Party stickers. I didn't
even receive any Progress Party ones.
And I certainly didn't heed the words of the Alligator
editorial board on Wednesday when it instructed all stu-
dents to vote.
So I actually didn't try to make time to vote. I ignored
it altogether. I turned my iPod to near-maximum volume
each time I passed the shark-like campaigners on cam-
Now that I haven't voted and it's over, I feel less an-
noyed when I walk around campus. There are probably
more drops of alcohol from Saturday's tailgating than
guilt coursing through my blood right now.
While voting for the American government is impor-
tant, to me, SG is more of a sticker-production company.
It's great that SG is the student's voice, but I don't care.
I'm sure thousands of other students don't care either. So
if you chose not to vote or didn't even know voting was
going on, don't feel bad.
And because I could not stop to vote, I got a phone call
from a creepy voice saying I have seven days left to live.
Actually, I didn't. Because I did not stop to vote, I took that
extra time and studied a little harder for my quiz on Emily
Stephanie Rosenberg is a junior majoring in journalism.
Her column appears on Thursdays.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Do you think
the Gator Party will bring change
to Student Government?
Wednesday's question: Did you
vote Tuesday in the Student Gov-
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, 7
Letters to the Editor
Kevorkian speech a different situation
Andrew Meyer strikes again!
However, this time we didn't see it coming.
Only his actions could effectively assist in the
suicide of a campus speech. I can only assume
that in light of recent events, UF President
Bernie Machen believes postponing a "con-
troversial" speaker's visit will somehow ease
tension and tame the chaos Dr. Jack Kevorkian
But what can time really buy us, other than
costing us $7,500? Maybe the police need time
to recharge their Tasers.
Controversy will always surround Dr.
Kevorkian, whether it be today or tomorrow.
While laughable quips of "Don't Tase me,
bro" bring some comic relief to the situation,
students and Gators fans alike should realize
it is a rather embarrassing moment for our
Similarly, the administration's postpone-
ment actions are unbecoming of a nationally
renowned university it feels too much like
childish punishment for misbehavior. Why
are the motives of the entire Gator Nation in
I hope that as adults, we can remain civil
during future functions without the gargling
echoes of Meyer.
The two events must be maintained as
separate, and assumptions as to what may
happen in the name of controversy cannot be
Maybe police shouldn't attend speech
UF's decision to postpone Kevorkian's talk
is so reactionary. What message is this send-
ing? Maybe we are being punished, and the
powers-that-be do not have the confidence
that we can listen to some old geezer speak
about death without, G-d forbid, asking some
Or maybe UF does not have the confidence
in the ability of its police force to restrain itself
at the sight of, G-d forbid, students asking
Maybe the answer is not to postpone the
talk, but to forbid any police from attending if
they cannot behave themselves in public.
Language barriers can hinder learning
I hate it when I can't understand what
some foreign teaching assistants and profes-
I'm all for diverse faculty and relation-
ships between UF and foreign universities.
The problem is" when students have trouble
learning because they can't understand what
the lecturer is saying. And if I, a native speaker,
can't understand the lecture, then how is a stu-
dent who speaks English as a second language
supposed to understand?
Hiring only people who speak English well
is not an option, so maybe UF should provide
some way for foreign T.A.s and professors to
improve their English skills. I think I speak for
a lot of students when I say we need teachers
who we can understand.
O'Dome acoustics need improvement
First let me say, as an avid Lil Weezy fan,
I enjoyed Monday night's concert at the
O'Connell Center. -
However, I was a little disappointed with
the show, mainly the sound quality.
It was pretty damn horrible. The bass was
mildly impressive, but that was it.
I have been to concerts at the O'Dome
before, including rap concerts, and the qual-
ity has never been dose to this bad. It also
didn't help that opener Fabolous was in no
I'm not sure if the O'Dome is just stuck
with bad acoustics, but I know something
could have been done to help. If you want to
bring the "Best Rapper Alive" to your venue,
you should make sure people will be able to
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Kids attend basketball practice
* TEN FAMILIES WENT TO
EVA MAE SMITH
Alligator Contributing Writer
Geoffrey Porter gazed down at
the UF men's basketball team
with a smile on his face as he
clapped his hands together and
shot at a make-believe basket-
He was using sign language
to say "basketball," his mom,
Eliza Porter, said.
Geoffrey's family was one
of 10 families that attended
Miracle Day, an event presented
by Dance Marathon at UF.
Children's Miracle Network
ambassador families from
Shands Children's Hospital
were invited to attend a bas-
ketball practice at the UF men's
basketball practice facility, said
Mallory Ramos, public relations
chair for Dance Marathon.
While Geoffrey skipped
around in his yellow rain boots,
pointing at players on the court,
his mom, holding Geoffrey's
3-month-old sister, said he was
the happiest kid.
Geoffrey was diagnosed with
leukemia at 4 months old. After
18 months of chemotherapy he
was in recovery, his mom said.
The Porter fami-
Campus ly became involved
Miracle Network while Geoffrey
received treatment at Shands,
she said. Events such as this one
allow families who have gone
through difficult times to feel
like they are being recognized
for their accomplishments, she
Emily Eastmoore, Dance
Marathon family relations
chair, put together Wednesday's
event, which was the large fall
event to promote and raise
awareness for Dance Marathon
at UF, held April 5 to April 6.
All events leading to Dance
Marathon are for families to
interact with one another and
with the student organizations
involved, Eastmoore said.
According to a press release,
all proceeds of Dance Marathon
at UF are used to buy life-sav-
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pediatric research and purchase
diversionary activities such as
computers, games and toys.
"The most rewarding as-
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Marathon at UF is, by far, hav-
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and interact with the children
and families that have ben-
efited by the funds raised by
Dance Marathon and Children's
Miracle Network," said Jordan
Bell, the overall chair of Dance
Marathon, in the press release.
In the 14 years that Dance
Marathon has been held at UF,
$2.3 million have been raised
for families like the Porters.
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Bacteria affects turtles
By MARLY FALCON
Alligator Contributing Writer
Florida's marine ecosystem might be
posing a serious threat to the already en-
dangered sea turtles living there, accord-
ing to a presentation held Tuesday at the
Florida Museum of Natural History.
Karen Arthur, a postdoctoral fellow at
the Smithsonian Marine Station in Fort
Pierce, Fla., said that lyngbya, a toxic
cyanobacteria that obtains its energy
through photosynthesis, is to blame for
the health problems affecting sea turtles
in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Lyngbya lives among sea grass, which
is the main food source of sea turtles.
When exposed to the blooms of bac-
teria, sea turtles might face disease and
The turtles might choose to eat around
the lyngbya, but if they ingest the bacte-
ria, they are being exposed to toxins that
form fibropapilloma, a disease in which
benign tumors grow around turtles' eyes
and mouths as well as on their flippers
and internally, Arthur said.
"So if the tumors grow in their eyes
and they cannot see, or if they grow in
their mouth and they cannot feed proper-
ly, they become targets for prey or might
die of starvation," she said.
Florida has a large population of sea
turtles, 50 percent of which are suffering
from fibropapilloma off the East Coast of
The lyngbya blooms are also affecting
the reproduction cycles through malnu-
trition problems, Arthur said.
About nine months before female
turtles get ready to lay eggs, they eat all
of the nutrients they can possibly find.
This is because female turtles go without
eating once they are nesting, she said.
The female's intestinal tract is emptied
to fit the eggs, at which point she feeds off
her fat stores.
"If an algal bloom compromises their
food source before they begin to nest,
they could go an even longer period of
time without eating," Arthur said.
In a study done a few years ago, sci-
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causing female turtles to abort the eggs,
which is a serious problem when dealing
with an endangered species.
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The toxins of the lyngbya could have
affected the female turtles, or they could
have been avoiding it altogether and not
eating, she said.
"Whichever way you look at it,
blooms of lyngbya are really bad for sea
turtles," Arthur said.
Arthur said the cause of the blooms is
still under discussion. The biggest targets
of discussion are the nutrients entering
the system that naturally wouldn't. These
nutrients are sewage, fertilizers and other
things being released into the water by
The lyngbya blooms are also affecting
The blooms were actually brought to
scientists' attention after fishermen were
developing rashes in sensitive areas of
their bodies, Arthur said.
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"I'm rich and successful."
The Office star Steve Carrell, when
Jay Leno asked how he was doing
A local photographer's exhibition goes
up in smoke, and one of our movie critics
reviews fast-paced thrill "The Kingdom."
The weekly sex column tells you to be
careful what you wish for, and we've
got an album review for Dashboard
Confessional's latest endeavor.
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Ham Museum: Museum Nights, "Photographic Formalities: From Ansel Adams to Weegee." Free!
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The Venue: Hank III & Assjack, Those Poor Bastards. 18+. 9 p.m. $16
Constans Theatre- Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard." 7:30 p.m.
Center for Performing Arts: "The Shape of Things." 8 p.m.
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No butts about exhibit
CARLY BLUSTEIN L0
AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Gone are the days when Hollywood
starlets glamorized smoking. Guys are
finding it harder to pick up a girl in a bar
by offering her a light.
UF alumnus and local photographer
Randy Batista uses his art to chronicle
smoking's decline from a sexy symbol to
a rejected bad habit.
His exhibition, "Up in Smoke," is on
display at the Focus Gallery on campus.
The photographs use literal and figu-
rative interpretations to expose the ugly
sides of smoking and show how it affects
what the Gainesville artist calls "the dy-
Batista touches on how smoking ciga-
rettes vastly increases the risk of death
by causing cardiovascular disease and
lung cancer, which is the leading cause
of cancer death.
Although the rate of smoking is
growing globally, the rate of smoking
in developed countries is declining due
to mandatory education programs and
drastic attitude changes toward the un-
Smokers are no longer perceived as
glamorous Hollywood heroes. They
have become social outcasts, relegated
to smoking in designated areas large dis-
tances from buildings, Batista said.
"The subject of this photo exhibition
- smokers and the documentation of
issues around smoking has intrigued
me for years," Batista said in a press
His inspiration for the idea traces
back to his early childhood, when his
Cuban parents smoked Camels with-
out filters until they learned about the
health hazards associated with smoking
His grandfather died of throat can-
cer after being an avid smoker for the
majority of his life. His aunt died of
emphysema, hooked to an oxygen tank
and begging for one last cigarette, after
smoking most of her adult life as well.
During his years at UF, one of Batista's
professors, Jerry Uelsmann, gave him an
assignment to photograph "evidence of
"Over the years when I have noticed
'evidence of a man' details related to
smoking, I have reminded myself that
this is a topic I want to explore and ad-
dress," Batista said in the press statement
on the College of Fine Arts' Web site.
Batista will hold a public reception
Oct. 12 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Focus
Batista.and Dr. Steven B. Pokorny, an
assistant professor from the College of
Health and Human Performance who
is researching tobacco abuse, will speak
about the decline of smoking's popular-
ity before the reception at 5 p.m.
Batista's work will be on display until
'Kingdom' a smart thriller
If I had to pick a word to describe the
new movie "The Kingdom," I might choose
"intense." "Rapid" also comes to mind.
These descriptors are not meant in a de-
rogatory sense, however. Far from it: "The
Kingdom" is a well-thought-out, smart
thriller that fills the void since the last good
Tom Clancy movie.
Right from the opening credits, "The
Kingdom" establishes itself as different
from the silly summer blockbusters.
The story follows FBI agents as they try
to find out who masterminded a bombing
in an American civilian compound in Saudi
There is political intrigue at every cor-
ner, and the movie does not talk down to
the audience. In fact, that was one of the
strongest parts of the movie. If you didn't
catch something, director Peter Berg didn't
wait for you to catch up. He just kept right
on rolling. It helps cement the time element
to the film the fact that the case needs to
be solved on a deadline is only augmented
by the speed at which the film progresses.
However, with the exception of Ashraf
Barhom (Col. Faris Al Ghazi), the acting
was standard issue. It was as if someone
went into the supermarket of actors and
picked ones off the shelves. Jamie Foxx is
convincing as an FBI agent but more or less
plays the same character he has in nearly
everything. Chris Cooper is perfect as the
hard-edged oddball with a softer side and
lends a sense of old-time class to the film.
In the middle of the spectrum sits
(star of "Arrested
is really quite excel-
lent in the movie, but ,-'
his comic relief is so
funny at times that it
is out of place. This is
one of the problems
with a suspense thriller: There needs0to be
something to break the action, but if it is
too funny, it feels awkward.
There were two awful performances
in the film. Jennifer Garner was terrible.
It may have been that her character was
poorly written, but it seemed that aside
from her performance in the final action
sequence, she really could have been
dropped from the film. Jeremy Piven was
the other terrible choice. It was very unset-
tling to see the guy from "Entourage" ap-
pear in Saudi Arabia. Granted, his name in
"The Kingdom" is Damon Schmidt, but it
is essentially the same character.
The strongest part of the film without a
doubt is the final action scene. It is nearly a
half-hour of insanity that can and does
- keep you on the edge of your seat. I
was riveted and couldn't wait to see what
would happen next.
"The Kingdom" is a very satisfying
political thriller. While it won't be winning
any acting awards, it is certainly worth a
Final Score: 8/10
Thursday, October 4, 207
Horror Nights: Now with movie terrors
GREG JOHNSON 0
'AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Halloween Horror Nights is back
and more intense than ever.
The creative team at Universal
Orlando has been working year round
to create eight entirely new haunted
houses, four original shows and an evil
carnm.al to tie it all together.
But what's a carnival without a
ringmaster? That's where Jack comes
in. If you've lived in Florida for even
a short time, you are probably already
familiar with Jack, the "Clown Prince
of Halloween," as Universal describes
-' Jack is back for the park's 17th
(count 'em) Halloween Horror Nights.
This year's theme is "Carnival of
For the first time ever, thanks to a i:?
partnership with New Line Cinema,
visitors can come face to face with
three of Hollywood's most feared
horror villains: Freddy Krueger, Jason. '
Voorhees and Leatherface.
Each classic horror movie star has
his own haunted house and is waiting"
for visitors. i
In addition to seeing the terrify- ..
ing trio, you can take a stroll through Y .
a vamplire-infested nightclub, try to
escape Jack's 3D funhouse maze, and
encounter "The Thing" from the John
Carpenter film of the same name.
Of course, Bill and Ted's Excellent
Halloween Adventure is back as al-
ways, ready to bash this year's popular Greg Johnson / Alligator
.films and celebrity blunders. Let's just Jack the clown, the annual host of Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights, picks an
say they have plenty of content this unwilling assistant from the audience for his stage show at "Carnival of Carnage."
Also featured is a freakshow with
new acts each weekend and a tribute to
"The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Jack
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Local actors give new spin to classic playwright's work
VANESSA DiMAGGIO > AVENUE WRITER
Scot Davis and Shamrock
McShane's rendition of David
Mamet's play "American
Buffop" is not your conven-
tional theater production.
The dimming lights, heavy cur-
tains and theatrical music are no-
where to be found.
Instead, the stage is set
up so the audience can be in-
cluded in the dramatic action.
They sit on and around the set in
the intimate setting of the Civic
Media Center, which can hold
about 30 people at the most.
"They see it from every possible
perspective," McShane said.
"American Buffalo" will be
opening at the center, 1021 W
University Ave., on Friday.
The play is set in Don's Retail
Shop in Chicago and is about three
losers in a junk shop planning to
steal a coin collection. The story
centers around the shift of trust
and loyalty among the three men.
"There's a certain level of honor
among miscreants," Davis said.
"Even people from different walks will be blurred further when the
of life have a code of ethics." play moves out onto University
Davis and McShane will be in Avenue and the street becomes
items from the
junk shop to au-
before the play
"We like the
idea of starting
without the au-
dience knowing that what they've
been watching is part of the play,"
The lines of reality and theater
a part of the
ver see another production.
this as long as When the
this as long as audience par-
live. ticipates, Davis
McShane and McShane
are ready to
When they put
on the same production last
year, they had a homeless
man wander through the play.
"I escorted him across the stage
and out the front doors," McShane
Davis and McShane have put
on several of Mamet's plays in the
past, starting with their production
of "Glengarry Glen Ross" in 1990.
"American Buffalo" runs every
Friday and Saturday until Oct. 20.
Tickets cost $10, but donations can
be made on a sliding scale.
"If people can't afford that,
we'll find a way to get them in,"
McShane said, promising the play
won't disappoint. "They'll never
see another play like this as long
as they live."
Don't overlook anti-heroes
Filming recently began on a big-screen adapta-
tion to the wildly successful HBO sitcom "Sex and
the City." And because I own all seven DVDs, watch
the Season Two finale religiously after a breakup and
use Samantha quotes as pickup lines, it pains me to
admit this, but I think the fairy tale is over.
I have fervently held onto the belief that my own
*, Mr. Big, my very special Mr. Right, was just right
around the comer. But maybe my Jane Austen-lov-
ing self has been misled by Hallmark-fueled holi-
days and "happily ever after" messages.
But maybe now pop culture is feeding us a new
The anti-heroes of the entertainment media have
* all replaced the traditional white knights.
Chances are you probably know or are an
anti-hero. You know the type: He spends too many
* hours playing World of Warcraft, quotes Will Ferrell
movies constantly and is probably in need of dean-
ing up his bedroom.
Story time: I saw "Knocked Up" in the movie
* theater and left feeling horrible disappointed Sure.
it was hysterical, but Kathenne Heigl's character
seemed far too put-together to a tually like a -lacker
such as Ben. A drunken one-night -tand seemed
plausible enough, but for her to then tall for Seth
Rogen's character seemed
the kind of stuff produced
only in male fantasyland.
Fast forward to last night,
when I watched the DVD
with my boyfriend. I found
myself glancing at him con-
tinually out of the comer of my eye, "oh, my god"
repeating in my head. My boyfriend was of the Ben
Thing is, I couldn't be happier.
The anti-hero may not look like Brad Pitt, but
his sweet, self-deprecating soul is incredibly more
worthwhile and endearing than a six-pack.
My larger point: These movies and television
shows work because they're honest.
I've spent a large majority of my life looking for
what I thought Prince Charming should be only to
end up depressed and disillusioned.
I'm not advocating lowering your standards. I am
advising, however, that you alter them. It's not about
what these men lack. It's about their undiscovered
depth and their earnest desire to just make someone
else happy. Besides, often it's our flaws that make us
both beautiful and lovable.
Let's face it the anti-hero is pretty hot.
ADRIAN RUHI D AVENUE WRITER
is the musical equivalent of
shows like "Laguna Beach" -
a teenage world that claims to
be based in reality but is rooted
in fiction and melodrama.
For his band's fifth studio
LP, "The Shade of Poison
Trees," Chris Carrabba returns
to Dashboard's early acoustic
existence, ditching most of the
electric guitars, drums, pianos
and arrangements that made
the last two albums bearable.
Carrabba's aim remains the
same, though: emotive song-
writing about the burdens of
young love, paired with his
whiny voice. This, combined
with the stripped-down mu-
all sound alike and are several
steps back from the slight in-
novation of the band's 2006
album, "Dusk and Summer."
More disturbing is Carrabba's
complete reliance on essen-
tially the same guitar rhythm
on many tracks.
"The Shade of Poison Trees"
is a very quick follow-up to
"Dusk and Summer," and it
shows. Carrabba sounds unin-
spired, and Dashboard's whole
shtick is finally worn out.
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special occoisions. Reservationsreshness and wide
ptd. g :utmost freshness and wide
accepted. variety. Come check us out in
Open D6ily 1 la.m. 3p.m. and variety. Come check us out in
until 9p.m. on Museum Nights. downtown Gainesville next
S.W. 34th Street and Hull o Harry. Live pianist Friday
Road. 392-2735 and Saturday. We cater
SOpen: Mon-Wed 1 Oam-12am,
Golden Buddha Thurs-Sat 10am-3am, Sun
n a 10am-10 pm
I Where eating wells means Live pianist Friday and
eating healthy...Gadnesville's Saturday. We Cater.
Lt- L '1 -1. M. .L 'aud y eC tr
Iest1C inee oo uuu. oIw wIl
more sizes available with more.
vegetarian options. As always,
generous portions, fast service
&-super lunch/dinner combos.
FREE DELIVERY 613 NW 16th
Ave. 372-4282 or 380-9076.
Full menu and specials @
Gainesville's Best in Cuban,
Italian, and Mexican cuisine.
New mbnu items prepared daily
Come try our Famous Cuban
sandwiches and slow roasted
pork. We cater 7 days a week
Visit us in the Tower Square
Shopping Center at 5729 S.W.
25th Street. 373-0301
fQ is 6 trendy mix of Gelato
desserts, sandwiches, paninis,
-and flatbreads. IQ also doubles
as a sports lounge and boasts
a full bar featuring liquor,
beer and wine..Whether
you're looking for a quick
bite, after-dinner dessert, or a.
place to watch your favorite
NFL / UF football gaines, IQ
is the place for you. FREE
WiFi internet service We also
cater. 3.105 SW 34th Street
next to Carrabbos. 352-
375-253 I. Visit us online at-
Farah's on the
Catering to the Gainesville
community for the last 27
years. Enjoy the atmosphere of
our bar, glass atrium', orcozy
dining room. Famous for our
and burgers. We also have
a large selection of delicious'
Mediterranean and vegetarian
items including folafel and tofu.
We are Gainesville's premier
hookah lounge. Visit us at for.a
full'menu, catering information,
and a list of our hookah flavors.
1120 W University Ave Next
to Bank of America.
a Marble Slab,
9 Marble Slab Creamery is hands
down Gainesville's best ice
cream shop Since its first store
in 1983, Marble Slab Creamery
has set its standards of quality
unusually high. All of their ice
cream is made right in the store,
so you know it's fresh. MARBLE
I SLAB CREAMERY offers over
30 flavors of ice cream and 35
items to add, so the possible
combinations are endless.. Enjoy
dessert or just hanging out with
your friends. MARBLE SLAB
S ; CREAMERY offers custom ice
cream cakes and can cater any
event It's easy to find, located
in Butler Plaza between Target
Copy and Blockbuster Video.
Tel./Fax: 395-7523 delivery
through Gatorfood.com (379-
3663) We hope to see you
1011 W. University Ave. 11-
10 Mon-Sun 336-5323. We
have the best Falafel, Tabouli,
Hummus, Baba, Grape Leaves
& Gyros-beef or chicken. Fresh
smoothie bar & Baklava. Pita
Bread Bakery at 2401 SW
13th ST., 372-4995. We sell
hookahs, parts, charcoals, fine
tobacco and halal meat.
BienvenidosI El Toro invites you
to enjoy the best tasting food
north of the border.. Our food is
prepared fresh daily using only
the finest ingredients. El Toro
offers sizzling fajitas, succulent
pork specialties, a variety of
vegetarian dishes, along with
combination platters and a la
carte specialties for lunch and
dinner. Our award winning salsa
is a local favorite Open 7 days
a week: Mon-Thurs. 1 1 am to 9
pm; Fri & Sat. 11 am to 10 pm;
Sunday 12 pm to 8 pm, Take out
and.catering available. 1723
ISW 13th St. 376-6989
Fo more ifantnnatonor
ft guLe to ding out pom se
corita J".son HeM
Sdlgaor odwrtsng, 376.4482
Formerly known as Club
House Grille. Famous for
their chicken wings and
fresh grilled hamburgers,
Gator Tales is Gainesville's
best sports bar/restaurant
experience. Come watch
your UF.Gators play on
our flat screen TV's at
our full liquor bar, which.
features happy hour 4-7 pm
daily. Restaurant features
weekly lunch specials, and
Wednesday night is 1/2 off
wings from 7-pm dose: Visit
us at 5112 NW 34th St.
behind Weecycle. 376-9500
Vegetarian and Vegan
cuisine prepared with all
natural ingredients. Organic
food,- smoothies and juices,
Amex/Visa/ATM 1 Oam-9pm..
L505 NW 13th St. .
BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007
cFor Rent' l- For Reit ) 'For:Reht
S furnished furnished unfurnished
- mll:u For Rent' II.! For Rent -
i muI unfurnished. ) I unfurnished J
*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, Internet
FREE Furn, Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 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 Ethernet, Free Cable
w/HBO, FREE UTILITIES, W/D,
Roommate match. 379-9300
Spacious 2/2s 3/3s & 4/4s
All Inclusive Resort Living
373-9009 Live in Paradise
Because you deserve it. 12-5-71-1
Luxury 2/2 & 3/3 TH
NO M/I FEES
FREE Cable w/HBO & Show & Utility Pkgs
MOVE IN TODAY 335-4455
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*
1/1 Apt Available or Room in shared 3/3
condo. Windsor Park. Util incl, internet, cable,
fitness center, pool, sports court. $475. Call
305-962-4416 or 305-408-4330 or email:
2bd/2ba Condo for rent- 613 SW 75th St.
Huge bedrooms all tile $775 per month
includes water. Please call 352-283-3188 or
;: ,,unfurMiifed:,- '
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $345/mo.
01BR 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/mol
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!!I 338-0002
Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to shop-
ping, bus line and a few miles from UF. Price
range $425 to $525. Includes water, sewer,
garbage and pest control. Sorry no pets
allowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 12-5-71-2
1BRs FOR JANUARY!
>From ONLY $550/mo!
Nice Pools & Courtyards
Walk/Bike to UF + Quiet
Pets Ok 372-7555 12-5-71-2
Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner.
538-2181 Iv message 12-5-71-2
Don't Sacrifice Quality or 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. Lv msg 12-5-71-2
*GET TO CLASS ON TIME*.
Close to UFIII
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
2 bedroom Town house! WALK TO UFIIl
W/D, Wood floors, Pets ok, alarm
Open late and weekends!
*NO MOVE IN FEES*
Luxury 2/2 & 3/3 TH
1 Month Free Rent
Free cable w/HBO & Show & Tanning
Gated*Game Rm*Pet Friendly
Move in today! 367-9910
We Have it ALLI
HUGE 1, 2, & 3 BRS for Fall!
Located in Butler Plaza
Great Rates! Call Now 373-1111
**3BRS & Roommate Match**
1.9 mi to UF~W/D*Garages
Free Cable w/HBO & Showtime
Free Tanning-Comp. Lab
Pets welcome-Private dog park
Luxury Living 377-2801
Flats or Townhomes
2, 3 or4br MOVE-IN TODAY!
FREE tanning, 2 pools, 1 mi from UF
NO MOVE-IN COSTS AND FREE RENT
Call 376-2507 or www.BivensCove.com
FREE RENT-MOVE NOW
Giant -Luxury 2&3 Beds
Cable PC Lab Tanning W/D
We love pets! A treat to live in!
Call for Specials: 372-8100
2 bedrooms avail. NOW
FREE Tanning, Aerobics Center
Pool w/BBQ, Awesome Bus Route
Ask about our RENT REBATES
Just 1.3 mi from UF 377-7401
Be the BIGGEST on the block!
2Bdrs for FALL $839. We love ALL pets!
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
GREAT Specials! 352-332-7401
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 12-
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MOVE IN NOWI
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 $649!
Call now! 352-376-1248
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
313's from only $486 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $452 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
WE WANT YOU!!!
FREE Oct rent, FREE tanning,
No Move-in Fees for 3BR, Aerobic Center
BBQ grills, We LOVE Pets
Just 1.3 mi to UF 377-7401
LIVE THE LIFE
All Inclusive Ind. leases
Big 2/2s 3/3s & 4/4s
Filling fast Lease now
MOVE IN TODAY!
1/1 & 3/2 starts @ $739
FREE RENT & NO Mil FEES
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, 17
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 UFI ,
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
WhalesF elephants, & Dinosaurs
OK, now that we have you thinking BIG, think
BIG rooms, BIG amenities, and BIG Savings
(until April 30th, 2007). 5 minutes from UF
and Shands.Open Weekends
Ask About Our Move In Specials
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW 62nd Blvd 371-8009
FREE RENT SPYGLASS
FREE RENTI! Ask About Our Move-In Specials
2br, 3br or 4br Move-in Sept Individual Leases: Furniture Packages,
and pay no rent in Octl Close to UF, Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Intemet;
pets adored, tennis, ball, 2 pools Every Unit is an End Unit
376-2507 or www.bivenscove.com Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
12-5-71-2 701 SW 62nd Blvd 373-6330
*NO MOVE IN COSTS*
Starting at $499bdr Gainesville's Best Kept Secretl
BRWalk to UF/Pet friendly& BR Flats Unforgettable 1/1 and 2/1 apartments!
Walk to UF/Pet friendly ITED TIME NLY SPECIAil
Cable*Water*Tanning*Pool*Alarm LIMITED TIME ONLY SPECIAL!
Museum Walk *379-WALK 2/1's for only $7491month!
12-5-71-2 Next to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza!
ckfon 5 vnye
Brand new 2BR/2BA condos for rent 3 blocks
from UF. Be the first to live in these luxurious
and beautiful condos. $1600 per month. Call
AVOID THE TRAFFIC &
WALK TO CLASS
2 Bedrooms from $729/mo
1/1 w/den from $669/mo.
Water Included -
4 11- -e
Water include! Pets welcome!
Call today! 352-376-1248
1 BR Loft Style
Starting at $650 mo
M-F 11-6 Sat 10-2
3006 SW 23rd St 377-5221
HUGE 2 BR 1 BA
W/D hookups. Pets OK
Walk to Vet School
$700 mo. Move in today!
377-5221 CMC LLLP
Lic. Real Estate Broker
Equal Housing Oppty.
a. m ~
4W 4b4= 0
CRICKET CLUB II
Brand new 1, 2, &'3 bdrm
Conveniently located near
and SFCC. For more info. Call:
M-F 9-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5
Walk to UF
Luxury 2/2 condos.
MODEL NOW OPEN
For Sale or Lease
Comer of NW 3rd Place & 14th Street
Available Now and November Walk to UF
1 BR washer/dryer free
cox cable internet $775
3BR house cent AC/H $925
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
I BR VILLA ONLY $539, Sept FREE!
1/2 mile to UF & Butler Plaza
Walk-In closet! Alarms avail
375-3077 Avail NOW & FALL. Open Sat.
1 BR apt. w/pvt gated courtyard in small quiet
professional complex. Close to Shands/VA
Single quiet prof/serious Grad student only.
$540/mo, 1 pet < 50 pounds at $25/mo ar-
ranged. 352 377-2150 Please leave a msg.
No app or pet fee. Townhouse 2BR/1 BA, fire-
place, privacy fence, modem appliances, C/
AC. 1000 SW 59th Terr. Other units available.
Short lease ok "ome units $575/mo. Leave
detailed msg 331-2099 10-19-07-40-2
CLOSEST to UF/Shands
Enjoy privacy & convenience
1BR Villa ONLY $529
Leasing FALL Fast! 372-4835
ONLY 1 MILE to UFI
Across from NEW Starbucksl
2br $699 $869
HUGE 1BR ONLY $499
Single-story Villa in NW
Private patio*Full kitchen
Lease Now/Aug 372-3826
5BR/2BA Near UF $1295/mo
4BR/4BA Univ. Terr. $1525/mo
2BR/2BA Townhouse $850/mo
30 + Properties Available
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
2BR/1.5BA TOWER OAKS
Sun porch, deck, tile floors,, fenced yard,
dishwasher, W/D, ceiling fans, close to UF
and shopping. NS $650/mo + $650 security
deposit. Call 374-7175 10-5-07-10-2
For rent. 5BR/3BA
Across street from UF law school. 1 blk from
stadium. Henry 352-216-8806 or 352-622-
Nice 1BR Villa
October only $295
Call today 375-3077 12-5-51-2
ONE MONTH FREE
HUGE 2br & 3brl!
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-
1116 SW 2nd Ave. 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
Luxury Condo for Rent in Las Pampas
2 BR 2 Bath, washer/dryer, Comm. Pool
on bus line 8. $900 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
Fred R. Andree 352-375-2900 10-9-07-10-2
Large room in NW home. Great neighbor-
hood. $450/mo includes utils., DSL, DVR,
no pets! Prefer Mature, Responsible, non
smoker, Prof/Grad student. Available 10/15
(Flexible). Call Scott 335-8209. 10-4-07-5-2
WALK TO UF!
2BR 1BA Duplex $500/MO
Window A/C, Nat gas ht.
604 NW 13th Terrace
Call Merrill Management Inc.
372-1494 x10 10-5-07-5-2
1 BR 1 BA Apt Near Sam's Club
Window A/C, Nat gas ht
Terazzo Floors. $425/Mo
2901 NW 14th Street.
First, Last & Deposit required
Call Merrill Management Inc.
BRAND NEW APTS
in SW within 2 mi to campus. 2BR/2BA.
$1000/mo. Call 352-317-0228 10-29-07-
One block from stadium
Large 1BR unit. No pets. $500/mo $500
deposit. Call 727-697-3110 or 727-505-8465
SPACIOUS DOWNTOWN HOUSE!
4BR 2BA, w/2 kitchens, parquet floors, fire-
place & more,
$1095/rent, 1525 NE 6th Terrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
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
BIKE TO CAMPUS Private 2BR drplex,
Ceramic tile, large fenced yard, $625/rent
3801 SW 17th Place
Carl Turlinton Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
NW 39th Ave 2BR/2BA
Gated patio, trees. Garbage & part utils paid.
Convenient, good neighborhood. $615-$630.
373-8310, 219-3937 10-9-5-2
Spacious 2000 sq ft home in Blues Creek.
3BR/2BA/2CG, AC, fans, yrd serv incl. Pool,
appliances, sec sys, internet hkup, UF bus
rte, Huge MBR $1250/m, F/L,/S 7953 NW
48th Way. Call 954-805-7827, 561-912-6223
3BR/2BA home on Lake Santa Fe
4BR/3BA home, Clay County Schools
in Keytstone $1100/mo
3BR/2BA Clay County Schools, New
construction home $1100/mo
3BR/2BA home, near the Schools
in Keystone $950/mo
3BR/2BA MH, Clay County in
1 BR/1 BA Lake Brooklyn cottage in
2BR/1 BA Clay County Apartment
in Keystone $450/mo "
1 BR/1 BA cottage, Clay County,
in Keystone $450/mo
1BR/1 BA trailer, Clay County in
C.B. Isaac Realty
Townhouse apt. 2BR/1.5BA, amenities, pri-
vacy backyard, bike to campus. $535/mo.
Leave message 352-379-5702, Cell 386-
Apartments Sublet & Roommates
1BR in 2BR/1BA sublease avail. Walk to SW
Rec Center. $400/mo includes utils also
free cable & wireless intemet. Lots of buses
passing by. Call 352-262-6912 10-5-10-3
1BR/1BA, Great Locationl All amenities inc,
W/D included Facing wooded area, pets
welcome. NO DEPOSIT, NO REDEC FEEl
$35 app fee and $300 neg transfer fee. Call
352-256-9093 Candy. 10-8-07-10-3
Fum 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-
1.5 Miles to UF 1/1 apartment, 720 sq ft,
walk in closet, quiet, clean, pets ok. Great
for those of you who are tired of your room-
mates. $605/mo. Available October 8th
through next May. 727-465-8058 10-5-t-3
18, ALLIGATOR E THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4,2007
J 1 Real Estate
0 1 Furnishings 3 U Computers J l Motorcycles, Mopeds)
1BR/1BA apt in NW
$350 MOVES YOU IN. PETS OK.
Rent paid thru Nov.
CaE 941-374-0064 for more details 10-5-
Nice quiet 1 BR/1 BA apartment.
2 blocks from UF Stadium,
$455/mo. Call 352-514-3519.
Gatornest. Pref Grad student. 10-8-4-3
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181 .Lv
message. Private Owner 12-5-71-4
Female roommate needed 1BR for 4/2.5'
new townhouse, 10 min away from UF by
car or bus. All included $425. 954-557-4769/
Roommate needed M/F. Available 10/1/07.
Share a 4BR/3BA, 1700+ sq ft house w/wood
flooring, washer/dryer. Call 305-479-5075 for
info. Off of University & 34th St. 10-12-15-4
Rooms 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-
Graduate student wanted to share 2BR/
1.5BA townhouse. Fireplace, W/D, fenced
backyard. 15 min from Shands/UFNA. Rent
$475 + 1/2 util. 352-359-1932 10-4-07-5-4
Excellent condition 1 BR/1 BA avail in a 3BR/
3BA condo in Rockwood Villas. W/D, great
pool, volleyball courts. $475/mo + 1/3 utils.
Must see. Avail now. Call Mike @ 352-339-
Looking for 2 quiet, mature grad students or
professionals to rent in a 3/2 home on NW
34th Street. 4 mi to UF or SFCC. Backyard
overlooks creek. $500/mo + 1/3 utils. W/D,
DW, walk-in closets. Call 352-262-2440.
ROOM AVAILABLE $400/mo.
Nice house on 5 acres-43rd St
2 college students needed to fill rooms in
house off of NW16th and 34th. $595/mo incl
all utilities. 2 story, 2500 sq ft fenced yard.
Immediate occupancy. Call Michael 904-502-
7733 or Michelle 904-707-5225 10-26-20-4
Male, student, furnished efficiency on side
of private home for one person. Close to UF.
Male grad student preferred. No pets, clean,
safe. Patio, cable, $500/mo w/utils incl Lease/
deposit. 378-2016 10-12-9-4
F wanted to share 2/2 townhouse at
Rockwood Villas. W/D,tennis/vball
courts,pool,wifi intemet,cable,unlimited park-
ing right behind Oaks Mall. Fully furnished
$500 including utilities. 786-556-0137 10-
Spacious BR in 2BR/2BA townhome.
Computer room, vaulted ceilings, Jarge
living room, near vet school & UF. All
amenities. Perfect move in condition. Only
$41/nmo 800-248-7788 or 352-514-2108 ,
H il c 1 n10 9f7 54
Pre-construction, New, & Existing Condos,
Townhomes, & Houses For Sale Near UF at
Affordable Prices. Search here or receive an
Email list: www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call
352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
New Condos 3 blocks from UF!
Walk to UF. 1,2,3,4 Bedrooms For Sale.
For details on ALL condos Call Eric, Campus
Realty at 352-219-2879 12-5-98-5-5
io wo /5 1v Walk to UF and stadium from luxurious
Jackson Square Condominiums..
Built to last a lifetime Priced from mid-$250s
M. M. PARRISH
Contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors at 1.800.755.0086 or visit the all-
new mmparrish.com for more information
on our many condominium communities.
There's something for every lifestyle!. 12-
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
5 ACRES OWNER FINANCING
Tustenuggee Hills Subdivision. 10 min north
of High Springs. Dry, cleared, & fenced. Low
Columbia County taxes. 386-454-7170 10-
3/2 SINGLE FAMILY HOME
New flooring, ceiling fans, and A/C. Large
shaded fenced lot. Great starter home or
investment. $99,000 10-12-10-5
DON'TT BUY OR SELL A HOUSE*
before you attend this
FREE REAL ESTATE WORKSHOP.
877-297-4970 oremail NRUFLA@gmail.com
Limited seating-Act now! 10-5-07-4-5 "
For Sale. Impressive 4 bedroom home. Only
5 minutes to UF/Shands! Large Fenced Back
yard, split plan, solar heated pool. 4312 NW
12 PI. $398 Gilchristforsale.com 352-317-
LAKEFRONT 5bd,3bath,lac 2400sf home
in houses only sub.30 min to G'ville. 2000ac
lake,900' dock,$320,000 easily convert to 2
units 386-566-3631 10-5-07-2-5
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l Real Estate 3 BED QUEEN -$110 ORTHOPEDIC
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of pos-
sible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted
over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK
OUT PLACING YOUR AD ONLINE AT
www.alligator.org. or please call 373-Find
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
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-
6 PIECE QUEEN BEDROOM
set 5-years old, very good condition. $1000.
Call 352-381-0023 10-4-07-5-6
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 12-5-71-7
2 3 .
C DMP U TER 5
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
00***0 GATORS CAR ALARMS $99.95000
000****** INSTALLED FREE! ******00000
Gainesville's Oldest Car Stereo Store.
WAREHOUSE PRICES AUDIO OUTLET
01 Bicycles 3
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
SWant 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)
0 1 For Sale
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-5-71-10
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
PARTY SUPPLIES: Complete line of Bar
Supplies, glassware, beer taps, draft beer
equipment. Professional Cooking Utensils.
R.,W. Beaty Co. 4322 NW 13th St, Gville
RWBEATY.COM 376-5939 12-5-72-10
BOOKS BY BOB BRACKIN
visit my website www.bobbrackin.com
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.
2 HIGH BACK SNACK BAR CHAIRS -
black, WHIRLPOOL MICROWAVE under-
counter w/microwave dishes white. PAIR
MEPHISTO LADIES SHOES size 9. All in
good condition. Call 376-9725 10-4-5-10
1987 HUNTER 23' SAILBOAT
Trailer, good sails, $4000. Honda 8 hp four
stroke sold separately. 352-265-5490 10-
FOCUS like a laser and no-crash energy!
Trouble studying? Dozing off? Can't
concentrate? You need IGNITE!
The new all-natural Adderall alternative.
** 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. l1yr
Warranties. We also service ALL brands of
scooters. Pickup Available. Low Labor Rates.
Free estimates. 376-6275 GatorMoto.com
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service
rates! Will service any make/model. Close
to campus! $19.99 oil changes! 336-1271
CLOSE TO CAMPUS
534 SW 4th Ave.
Scooters, E-bikes, Offroad, & Accessories!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 12-5-71-11
**SHINKO SPORT BIKE TIRES**
190/50/ZR17 $115.95-180/55/ZR17 $112.95
120/70/ZR17 now $82.95 (in stock + more)
GATORMOTO is Gainesville's #1 service
facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters.
Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around.
Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator
Grads so we know how to treat our custom-
ers! 376-6275 12-5-71-11
05 YAMAHA R1 LIMITED ED.
3400 mi. Excellent cond. $8400. 850-572-
2005, 125CC, BLUE, GARAGE KEPT.
EXCELLENT CONDITION, LOCAL PICKUP
OR WILL DRIVE TO DELIVER, ASKING
$2200/OBO, PLEASE CALL 352-628-7442
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
ORunning or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 12-5-71-12
CARS -CARS Buy*SellSTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
*** FREE FREE FREE* FREE***
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY
CALL DON 215-7987 12-5-71-12
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007 0 ALLIGATOR, 19
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
01997 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 itl Call 352-514-1879
1998 NISSAN SENTRA GXE
sedan 81k, automatic, AC, white with gray
cloth, power everything, very clean, $4600/
OBO. 352-514-1800 firstname.lastname@example.org 10-
2002 MAZDA PROTEGE
50k miles, manual, 30 mpg, new tires,
second owner, $6500 Luciana 272-4215
2005 Grand Am $11,000
SE sedan, 4 door, gold Grand Am. Mileage
29,000, great condition. V-6 engine, sunroof,
cold air, CD, rear spoiler. 352-278-5880 10-
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 $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 12-
do & gown
0 get your career jump started! EEO/AA
. 5 10-5-07-6-14
S LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
* Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving
record, drug-free, personal references.
e d www.carrsmith.com for details. 12-5-71-14
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Available from Commercial News Providers"
fjj Wanted 3
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. 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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made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
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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
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Manager, The Independent Florida Alligator,
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And you can be part of the sales team of
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requiring 12-15 hours per week
possibly leading to a paid sales position)
If you are a UF or
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Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
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For gently used brand name
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$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
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$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 NW22 Dr.
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on surveys.
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 X301 x301
Now hiring. Drivers. Part time & full time.
5004 NW 34th St. 373-77.33. 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-
*1 .Help Wanted
For adult entertainment company. Make
$1000+/wk. Flex sched -378-3312 12-5-
* Get Paid & -tave Fun Flexible Hrs
& Competitive $ Sales Experience
Required 0 eBay exp. + 0 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 NW6th St.
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 NOWI
SEARS, OAKS MALL
Now hiring sales & stock positions. See store
for inquires, may apply online. AA/EOE 10-
STUDENTS, WHY WAIT TO GRADUATE?
Earn while you learn!
50% COMMISSION P/T
Call: 1-800-631-2648 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 youl
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-
HOW TO MAKE REAL MONEY?
Learn the rules, Follow a proven system.
Don't get burned, GET SMART!
Call 1-866-573-4058 for interview. 10-8-
Earn up to $70 per day. Undercover
Shoppers needed to judge retail & dining
establishments. Exp not required. 800-722-
20, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4,2007
Help wanted PT exp, grill cook, cook with
Chinese wok exp, dishwasher or expo.
Looking for reliabel, hard-working, and lunch
avail. Apply in person at Bento Cafe 3832
W. Newberry Rd, next to Moes. Flex hrs.
Do you care about the Environment and
want to work your own hours around your
schedule? Here is your solution to find out
how. www.legitownanewbusiness.com 10-
Stopr, wasting time on old school net-
work marketing techniques. Find out
how 3% of MLMers make thousands.
Brand new mother-run co. looking for
nurturing caregivers with flex sched for
on-demand child care. Call 331-5233 or
We want to start 30 ppl.
F .X sched, no exp. necessary,
Scholarships possible, PT/FTAvail.
Tutors needed 1-on-1 tutoring at risk elem
school students. 1-4 afternoons/wk $9.50/hr
15-20 min S of UF. Fed work study req. for
employment. Volunteers welcome. For info
contact Sally 352-384-1155; firstname.lastname@example.org
PART TIME WORK
Flexible sched, Start ASAP,
No exp. Necessary, conditions apply.
PROJECT MANAGER TRAINEE
for'"Bind manufacturing & installation co.
Construction exp helpful 352-339-4600 10-
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.
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-
'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
P/T, FIT, flex hrs. Good pay, tips
adancement. Apply 505 NW 53rd Ave B/T
Maiin NW 13 St. Bring friend to work with.
**** S.O.B.'s ****
Shrimp, Oysters & Beer
Now hiring lifeguards to save people from
hunger & thirst. Bartenders, waitstaff. 15 min
drive from UF in Newberry. Unique environ-
ment w/fun & $$$$. Apply daily 10am-6pm.
472-1762. Newberry Rd west, to Hwy 27, go
right 1 blk, red roof on left.. 10-4-07-5-14
Director for Established Tutoring Company:
The Director will market our service, as
well as manage the center. The Director
must have excellent sales, organizational,
and interpersonal skills. Customer service
focus is a must! We offer a thorough training
program and career advancement opportu-
nities. Salary + bonus commensurate with
experience. Qualified Applicants must have
4 yr college degree, strong communication
skills, experience in sales or management;
experience in education a plus. Interested
Candidates should email resume to
UF Family needs help w/home improvement
projects on the weekends. We want to tap
into the creative energy of a UF student.
Need own transportation. $9/hr. Email
resume & cover letter to: email@example.com
Jones, Edmunds & Associates, Inc.
Is seeking a Graphic Design Intemrn
Beginning Fall 2007
For more information. 10-5-07-5-14
CINTRON LIQUID ENERGY
Looking for on campus ambassadors to
promote Cintron energy drinks and Iced Tea.
Part-time good pay lots of free stuff. Contact
Jenmar Intemational We have an immedi-
ated opening for a Software Client Support
Specialist. The CSS at Jenmar is respon-
sible for managing the support calls and
requests that customers phone in and using
our Customer Relationship Management ap-
plication and support process. The CSS re-
searches issues, interacts with the software.
development team, and provides answers to
questions regarding the software's general
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007
Joiner's status for
LSU still uncertain
By BRYAN JONES
Alligator Staff Writer
UF strong safety Tony
Joiner practiced with the team
Wednesday, but his status for
Saturday's game against No. 1
LSU is still up in the air, Coach
Urban Meyer said.
Joiner was arrested Tuesday
morning on charges of felony
burglary after allegedly breaking
into a towing company impound
lot and attempting to remove his
Meyer said he is still waiting
to see how the legal issues sort
out before making a decision on
whether Joiner will play or even
make the trip to Baton Rouge,
La., but he said the senior is no
longer a team captain.
"My biggest issue is he was
out at a ridiculous hour of the
morning," Meyer said. "That's
not behavior I
chae expect out of
may not decide
until well af-
oin ter Saturday's
Joiner game if official
charges will be brought against
Recordings of two 911 calls
made by employees of Watson's
Towing & Recovery were re-
leased by the Gainesville Police
Department on Wednesday.
SEE JOINER, PAGE 23
Loss could turn out to be beneficial
U F couldn't have picked a better week to
After flying high as a top-5 team, the
Gators were brought crashing back down to
earth by Auburn, a loss that may have been just
what the doctor ordered.
Heading into Saturday's trip to No. 1 LSU,
UF has a chance to rocket right back up the rank-
ings (maybe even past the mighty South Florida
The Gators have a rare chance at immediate
redemption. A victory would vault them right
back into the national spotlight. If they win,
credit should go to the loss against Auburn.
Last week highlighted the Gators' problem ar-
eas and gave them some extra motivation before
their next game. They learned that Tim Tebow
plus Percy Harvin doesn't always equal a win.
Other players must be involved in the offense,
and they won't be able to get past the nation's top
defense with two players, no matter how good
Auburn exposed UF's offense as something it
should never be predictable.
With their talented
arsenal, the Gators should
be able to react to just
S about anything a defense
throws their way
W Instead it has been the
Mike McCall opposite. In the last two
McCall-in' It games, UF has struggled
Like I See It to move up and down
Like I See It the field freely like it did
email@example.com in a 59-20 win against
The running game is nonexistent aside from
Tebow, something that plagued his high school
team in big games as well.
Kestahn Moore had three carries against
Auburn, less than the number of punts by Chas
I'm not second-guessing the playcalling, but
it's dear that something must change for Urban
Meyer to get the most out of his offense.
As of right now, it looks like a Ferrari with a
SEE CALLING' IT, PAGE 23
Freshman safety turns heads with recent performance
Andrew Stantll / Alligator btar
UF freshman free safety Major Wright (center) takes down Troy wide receiver Cornelius Williams during
the Gators' 59-31 victory against the Trojans on Sept. 8 in The Swamp.
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
UF free safety Major Wright
isn't ashamed to admit he feels
butterflies before every game.
So one can only imagine what
Wright's stomach was doing
Saturday when UF safeties coach
John "Doc" Holliday approached
him minutes before kickoff and
told him he would start against
"I was kind of shocked,"
Wright said. "I went out there
and just stayed focused."
The freshman had already
seen plenty of playing time at
However, Saturday's game
was the first time he replaced se-
nior Kyle Jackson as the starter.
Wright tied linebacker Dustin
Doe and strong safety Tony
Joiner for the second most tackles
against Auburn. His efforts fell
just three shy of leader Brandon
UF coach Urban Meyer was
impressed with Wright's perfor-
mance, particularly a momen-
tum-changing play he made in
the third quarter.
Wright clobbered Auburn's
Ben Tate as he rushed up the
middle, and his helmet connect-
ed with the football, forcing the
tailback to fumble. The Gators
The play Wright's second
forced fumble of the season set
up the Gators' first touchdown
drive and brought UF within one
score of tying the Tigers.
"That was a huge play because
we needed that turnover at the
time, and he came up with a big
hit," Joiner said Monday, prior to
his arrest on burglary charges.
"Those are things that you re-
member Reggie Nelson doing.
That was a nice play."
Although he may only be a
freshman, Wright has already
shown he has serious potential.
"Our defense coaches are very
excited about him," Meyer said.
"He's like a lot of young players.
That was his first start, but he
still has to have a good week of
practice to get another start. He
SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 23
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LSU defense to pose challenges for Gators offense
By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
The thumbs-up reviews de-
scribed it as "explosive," "high
octane," and "unstoppable" after
Three weeks ago, UF had just
embarrassed Tennessee with a 59-
point outburst as the offense fired
at will. That would be the climax of
UF's early-season dominance.
After two consecutive shaky
games, including a loss, Coach
Urban Meyer's spread 'n' shred at-
tack can be summed up in one word
That will have to change this
week against top-ranked LSU, a
team known for its ferocious de-
"Everybody says that's the best
defense in the country," said UF
-wide receiver Andre Caldwell, who
hopes to be fully recovered from a
sprained MCL. "But I think we've
got a lot of explosive players on of-
fense. We're not going to hold back.
We're letting it all loose."
That .would be a major change
from recent weeks.
A post on Every Day Should Be
Saturday, a popular college sports
Web site, nailed down the basis of
the Gators' scheme.
It featured a Twister-like spinner
with six possible play calls: a screen
to Percy Harvin, a reverse to Harvin,
a Hail Mary to Harvin, or Tim Tebow
runs to the right, middle or left.
It's not that simple. But it's dose.
Tebow averaged 23 carries the
last two games while starting run-
ning back Kestahn Moore received
an average of seven.
Meyer blamed the offensive line
for Moore's lack of production.
"To run the football, you need
to have five guys up front handling
their business," Meyer said. "I don't
think (Auburn) was one of our bet-
Harvin had 26 combined touches
against Mississippi and Auburn.
The wide receiver with the sec-
ond-most production caught just
six passes. Meyer said the Gators are
just taking what opposing defenses
are giving them.
"I'm not so much worried about
the touches because a lot of the time
the defense dictates that," Meyer
LSU coach Les Miles is no idiot.
He knows what UF's offense is
all about and praised the Gators in
his weekly press conference.
When asked about the offense, he
mentioned two players specifically.
"They have a nice offensive
line that protects their quarterback
(Tebow)," Miles" said. "Anytime
you play a quarterback that runs the
-football, it is a concern on defense.
They have a number of playmakers,
especially Percy Harvin."
Miles went on to say that LSU
must swarm Tebow this week.
The Tigers certainly have the per-
sonnel on all units to do it.
All-America defensive tackle
Glenn Dorsey, tabbed by ESPN's
Kirk Herbstreit as the best player
in college football, anchors the de-
LSU possesses All-SEC talent
at linebacker (Ali Highsmith and
Darryl Beckwith) and in the second-
ary (Craig Steltz, Jonathan Zenon
and Chevis Jackson).
"They're a defense that makes
UF senior wide receiver Andre Caldwell is expected to be back at full speed when the Gators take on LSU
in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday.
plays," Tebow said. "They make the
offenses do what they want."
Tebow's analysis is dead on.
LSU can do just about anything it
The Tigers can load the box and
knock Tebow to the ground on
sneaks or drop back and deny deep
passes. Heck, they might be able to
do both at the same time.
"We will have the 'come get ya'
load the box and play some cover-
age," Miles said. "We enjoy the
For U-, the return of a third op-
tion on offense provides a big boost.
Caldwell missed the last two
games with his knee injury but made
it his mission to play this week.
He recorded 111 receiving yards
as a downfield threat in UF's first
But it's not just Caldwell.
The entire offense, from the
Heisman-contender quarterback to
the little-used running backs, must
improve so it's no longer a two-
"We're just going to have to do it
a little bit better, execute a little bit
more, run a little bit harder, stand on
our blocks a little bit longer," Tebow
Meyer: Safety will not make road trip if charged with felony
JOINER,from page 22
In the first call, an employee states that
someone broke into the lot, and the em-
ployee identifies the man as Joiner. In the
second, an employee urges the dispatcher
to send police quickly because "they're
getting up in our face."
Shouting voices can be heard in the
background of both
Stan Forron, who
owns the lot used by
Watson's Towing, said
he believes the situation
was a misunderstanding
and that Joiner was not
Meyer trying to steal the car.
Meyer said he doesn't know how he
will handle the situation if some legal
resolution is not reached prior to this
"The word 'felony' was out there,"
Meyer said in regards to whether Joiner
will make the trip to Baton Rouge. "If he's
charged with a felony, absolutely not. We
have a set of core values at the University
of Florida football team. If you break
a core value in the last three years
you've seen it people don't play. If you
make a mistake, you correct the mistake
and you move on. That's what I am wait-
ing to find out.
"It's not a core value issue, but if it's
a legal issue, then we'll have to take care
Sophomore Dorian Munroe is expected
to fill in should Joiner not play Saturday
against the Tigers.
Wright impresses opposing coach
FOOTBALL, from page 22
can be an excellent player, but he can still
UF isn't the only coaching staff that took
notice of Wright's performance against
"Looking up to Tony, he helps me
out with anything."
UF free safety
During his Monday teleconference, LSU
coach Les Miles said he was impressed
with the Gators' fast and stingy defense.
He singled out Wright.
"A number of guys there, too many to
mention. One that stands out to me is their
freshman safety, No. 21," Miles said, "just
played extremely well against Auburn."
Wright could have a more difficult time
this week should strong safety Joiner fail to
suit up beside him.
Meyer is waiting for the legal issues sur-
rounding Joiner's arrest to sort out before
he decides if the senior will play against
Without Joiner, Wright would be left
in the secondary with sophomore Dorian
Munroe, who proved to be an able substi-
tute when Joiner sat out the Southeastern
Conference Championship Game last sea-
son with an injury.
But the switch could still be a radical
change without Joiner's leadership, which
has been a blessing for the freshman on the
"Looking up to Tony, he helps me out
with anything," Wright said. "He knows
the free safety spot just as well as he knows
the strong safety spot."
CALLIN' IT, from page 22
boot on the tire.
It could be a question of motiva-
tion. The Gators were pretty jacked
up for their rivalry battle with the
Volunteers and suffered a bit of a let-
down in an early game at Mississippi.
Last week, both UF and LSU seemed
to be looking ahead to their meeting.
The Tigers held a slim 10-9 lead
over Tulane at halftime, and the
Gators trailed 14-0 to Auburn. Luckily
for LSU, they were playing Tulane and
were able to pull off a 34-9 victory.
UF wasn't as fortunate, but the
defeat should provide plenty of mo-
Also, some of the younger play-
ers experienced their first pressure-
packed environment and know the
bitter taste of a loss. Nobody likes to
lose, but the timing of this one was
A win this week provides a quick
fix to the Gators' pain, and it's their
only option if they hope to repeat as
At the beginning of the season
it was clear that this
week would be the
most telling of UF's
Football A loss beforehand >-
was the best thing to
get the team focused
and to learn from their mistakes, and it
also replaced the feeling of invincibil-
ity with a dark sentiment they won't
want to experience again especially
two weeks in a row.
24, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4,2007
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