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VOLUME 101 ISSUE 33
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2007
* GOV. CHARLIE CRIST NOW SAYS
HE MAY SUPPORT A TUITION HIKE.
By KIM WILMATH
Despite indications that Gov. Charlie
Crist, the Florida Legislature and the Board
of Governors could soon agree on tuition in-
creases, the board will not back down from
its lawsuit for tuition-setting power.
On Friday, Crist said he would consider
approving a statewide 5 percent tuition in-
crease in the spring, even though he vetoed
the same proposal in May, said Anthony De
continue fight for tuition power
Luise, the governor's spokesman.
The increase was again proposed by the
state Legislature during its special session
At a meeting in September, the Board
of Governors announced its own 5 percent
hike without the approval of Crist or the
Although the board has typically left
tuition rates up to the discretion of the
Legislature, Bill Edmonds, the board's
spokesman, said the board is constitution-
ally allowed to set tuition without permis-
In July, the board joined former Sen. Bob
Graham's lawsuit against the Legislature to
fight for tuition-setting authority.
Edmonds said a decision would probably
be made by the end of the year by a circuit
court judge in Leon County.
No matter what the verdict is, Edmonds
said the decision would probably be ap-
pealed by whoever loses, and
State the case would probably make
State its way to Florida's Supreme
De Luise said the governor
is waiting for the lawsuit's ruling before
The board's tuition increase will take
effect in January at Florida's 11 public uni-
versities unless the judge decides the board
doesn't have tuition-setting power.
However, the increase could go through
regardless of who constitutionally holds the
tuition purse strings.
If approved by Crist, the Legislature's 5
percent increase would also go into effect in
Even if both proposals were approved,
the total increase would remain at 5 percent,
The Legislature's final word on the in-
crease proposal would-probably be made
today or tomorrow, he said.
After that, it will go to Crist for his ap-
proval or veto.
Edmonds said the board welcomes
Crist's support but doesn't need it to pro-
SEE TUITION, PAGE 9
City allows some
felons to tow cars
By KATIE GALLAGHER
Alligator Contributing Writer
The Gainesville City
Commission passed an ordinance
Monday night allowing people
convicted of certain felonies to ob-
tain towing permits.
The second reading of the or-
dinance passed unanimously with
little discussion. The commission
had already debated the ordinance
two weeks ago on its first reading.
People convicted of capital or
first-degree felonies, sexual battery
or violent felonies involving guns
or knives or great bodily harm will
still be barred from permits.
"I'm hesitant to allow people
who have committed violent
crimes to take this public role,"
Commissioner Jack Donovan said
at the first meeting.
People convicted of all other
violent felonies will be eligible for
permits after a 10-year waiting
The 10-year waiting period is
also required for people convicted
of felonies or first-degree misde-
meanors directly relating to cars,
such as car theft, carjacking or
There is a five-year waiting peri-
od for driving under the influence.
Debate on the ordinance arose
from complaints from tow truck
operators, in particular one from
Superior Towing who spoke at the
last commission meeting.
At age 18, he got in a fight that
resulted in a felony conviction.
It's been 20 years since .the
conviction, and he's been a tow
operator for 13 years. The former
ordinance would have left him out
of a job.
"Sometimes when you
throw that net out, you
catch good people."
Lt. Pete Backhaus
Gainesville Police Department
The commission attempted to
pass the ordinance quickly out of
interest for tow operators such as
"Sometimes when you throw
that net out, you catch good peo-
ple," Gainesville Police Department
Lt. Pete Backhaus said at the first
Ron Combs, assistant city at-
torney, said at the first meeting that
he was concerned some people can
never be rehabilitated.
"Is anyone in particular rehabili-
tated after 10 years, after 15 years,
after 20 years?" he said. "I have no
personal knowledge of that."
Jeremiah Stanley/ Alligator
Where Nature Meets Nurture
Scientific glass blower Joe Caruso works on a piece for the UF Chemistry Department on
Monday afternoon. Caruso has more than 30 years of experience in blowing glass, and he
is a member of the American Scientific Glassblowers Society, which is designed to promote
scientific information in the field.
* Former UF walk-
on basketball play-
ers Jack Berry and
Garrett Tyler will
not return for their
Berry said the two
decisions not to
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2007 i ALLIGATOR, 3
Pi Lam placed on social probation after violations
By KIM WILMATH
UF's chapter of Pi Lambda.
Phi Fraternity is prohibited from
philanthropies, intramural sports
and socials this semester following
charges of underage drinking and
marijuana possession at an unau-
thorized party in August.
University Police Department
officers charged the fraternity,
known as Pi Lam, with a narcotics
violation and referred the frater-
nity to UF's Division of Student
Affairs instead of criminally charg-
ing individual members, accord-
ing to a police report.
Officers confiscated 4.6 grams of
marijuana, five pipes, three bongs
Nicole Safker/Alligator Staff
The Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity was placed under probation and ordered to write an apology letter to the
University Police Department.
and one round silver metal grinder
from the house at 15 Fraternity
Row, according to the report.
A letter from the office of stu-
dent affairs to Romano Muniz,
Pi Lam president, said members
of the fraternity must send an,
apology letter to UPD and host a
mock party for the Interfraternity
Council's approval in addition to
"We want people to make
decisions about a fraternity
because of the merits of
the fraternity, not based on
a great party they went to
president of the Infraternity
All of Pi Lam's members must
participate in risk-management
and drug-use presentations.
A majority of the fraternity's of-
ficers must participate in a police
ride-along with the Gainesville
Police Department or UPD, ac-
cording to the letter.
Pi Lam must also restructure its
judicial policies and reevaluate its
house director's duties.
No alcohol is allowed in the Pi
Lam house all semester, according
to the letter.
Members older than 21 can
have alcohol in the house starting
The chapter will be allowed to
participate in chapter meetings,
educational presentations, service
projects and two alcohol-free
events, according to the letter.
In the spring, it will be allowed
to participate in intramural sports
and philanthropic events.
While it awaited the office's
final decision, the chapter was sus-
pended from all chapter meetings,
new member education sessions,
social events and service projects.
Pi Lam was also prohibited
from all fall recruitment activities
because the event occurred so
close to rush week.
The UF Interfraternity Council's
bylaws say events involving al-
cohol are prohibited during the
weeks before and during recruit-
In an August interview, Ben
Caswell, the council's president,
said pre-rush parties give fraterni-
ties an unfair advantage to recruit
"We want people to make deci-
sions about a fraternity because
of the merits of the fraternity, not
based on a great party they went to
Friday night," Caswell said.
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City OKs request
for plant proposals
By ANDREW TAN
Alligator Staff Writer
An environmentally friendly
power plant that runs on wood
and household waste might be in
The Gainesville City
Commission unanimously ap-
proved a request for proposals, ask-
ing companies to submit plans for a
new biomass plant.
The new plant is expected to be
built at the Deerhaven site, north of
Gainesville. The site has a coal plant
and a natural gas plant, according
to the Gainesville Regional Utilities
While the commission approved
the creation of the plant, members
debated the proposal's language
concerning the fuels to be used.
The plant may use just biomass,
or both biomass, such as wood,
and municipal solid waste, which
includes household waste and car
Commissioner Jack Donovan
suggested at the meeting that the
proposal should be amended to
give a compelling reason to use mu-
nicipal solid waste. Donovan said
the waste might be better used in
the city's recycling program.
However, Commissioner Rick
Bryant said trying to discourage the
use of municipal solid waste might
limit.the commission's options.
"That's why I think the whole
point behind this RFP
Local [request for propos-
NeWS als] is to see what's
out there," he said.
The request for proposals was
amended to state that if the plant
uses municipal solid waste, the fuel
must be waste that cannot be "feasi-
Coal is not an acceptable fuel
type for the plant, according to the
The request also outlines that
advanced pollution controls must
be applied if municipal solid waste
is used. The request for proposals
will be issued Monday, and propos-
als will be due Dec. 14.
Machen talks UF investments
By KIM WILMATH
UF's investments could be made more
transparent if UF President Bernie Machen
approves the proposals of the Students for a
* In a meeting last week, five members of the
student protest group, known as SDS, urged
Machen to disclose UF's investments details
to make sure the school does not support com-
panies that profit from the Iraq war.
Richard Gutierrez, a UF English and his-
tory senior and-SDS member who was at the
meeting, said the students gave Machen a
three-page recommendation to create a trans-
parency committee at UF.
Gutierrez said if Machen approves, the
committee would investigate UF's invest-
ments and report its findings to UF's Board
He said Machen said he would give the
group an answer by the end of the month.
"It's nice to know that the bureaucracy
controlling UF is not so distant," Gutierrez
said. "It's becoming a much better working
The committee would be made of four stu-
dents, four faculty members and four alumni,
It would make sure UF is not investing
in any companies that support the. military,
animal testing or tobacco and would recom-
mend socially responsible companies for UF
to invest in, he said.
Gutierrez said SDS understands full disclo-
sure of UF's investments could be detrimental
for the school's earnings.
If UF makes all its investments known,
many people might invest the same way,
which would cause UF's dividends to de-
crease, said Steve Orlando, UF spokesman, in
an interview last month.
UF's investments in-
creased from $585.7 million
to $1.2 billion in the past four
years, according to UF docu-
These profits are used
for UF's resources and are
exempt from open public-re-
Machen cord laws, Orlando said.
No tuition money is ever
invested, he said. UF only uses private dona-
tions or state grant money.
Gutierrez said one solution could be that
UF would only disclose its investments to the
committee and only do so at the end of each
SDS would also be satisfied if UF released a
list of the companies in which it invests with-
out disclosing the amount it spends on each.
For now, the discussion between SDS and
Machen is running smoothly, Gutierrez said.
"We all came in suits," Gutierrez said of
the Friday meeting. "We were dressed nicer
UF students, researchers develop robotic vehicle for race
By STEVEN WEINER
Alligator Contributing Writer
At first glance, it doesn't look
like a robot.
With five cameras, eight scan-
ning lasers and large antennae on
the body of the car, UF engineers'
robotic car looks like something out
of "Back to the Future."
The engineers and research stu-
dents at the UF Center for Intelligent
Machines and Robotics have been
working for months to transform
a 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
from a human-operated vehicle
into the "Urban NaviGATOR," a
street-smart, self-controlled robotic
The engineers and students
make- up Team Gator Nation.
They specifically designed the
Urban NaviGATOR to compete in
a race sponsored by the Defense
Advanced Research Projects
Agency, the Department of
It's a self-controlled 2006
Toyota Highlander Hybrid
It has five cameras, eight
scanning lasers, visual
sensors, global tracking
systems and 13 computers.
*The car can maneuver
along paved streets, avoid
moving obstacles, stop at
intersections and determine
the best course through a city
environment by itself.
Defense's research and develop-
DARPA has sponsored two
robotic races since 2004, offering a
$2 million prize for the first-place
winner and $1 million and $500,000
prizes for second and third places,
"I call it the heavyweight
championship in the world of
robotics," said David Armstrong,
project manager of Team Gator
Nation. "It's not just universities
competing. Ford motor company
has a team, and Volkswagen built
Armstrong also mentioned
Lockheed, Martin, Boeing,
Massachusetts Institute of
Technology and Georgia Institute
of Technology as all having teams
entered in the race.
Armstrong said the Urban
NaviGATOR is able to maneuver
along paved streets, stop at inter-
sections and determine the best
course through a city environment.
The car includes features such
as visual sensors, global tracking
systems and 13 of the fastest com-
puters on the market.
The first DARPA races were
geared for off-road vehicles and
held in the desert between Las
Vegas and Los Angeles in 2004 and
Having designed and built ve-
hicles that looked more like moon
rovers than cars, UF competed in
both with partial success.
UF made it to the final round in
the 2005 race but only completed 23
miles out of the 131.6-mile course,
according to the team's Web site.
This year's race, called the
"DARPA Urban Challenge,"
Nicole Safker/ Alligator Staff
The UF engineers' Team Gator Nation robot car sits parked north of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Monday
prompted robotics teams from
around the country to design ve-
hicles that would function in a city
The final competition will start
this month on a former U.S. Air
Force base in Victorville, Calif.
Qualification races will be held
throughout the month, ending in a
final race of 35 teams in November.
Armstrong said many tasks that
are mundane for some people, such
as safely navigating a parking lot
or determining right-of-way at a
four-way intersection, are complex
problems for a robot.
Both are probable situations the
Urban NaviGATOR might face in
this month's tests, he added.
"There are a lot of things that
people take for granted that seem
easy to do, but we have to get the
computer to do it all by itself, such
as find the lane and the stripes and
stay in your lane," said Carl Crane,
director of CIMAR and robotics en-
gineer, in a UF press release.
"I wish I could say we have all
these behaviors figured out, but
unfortunately that's not the case,"
However, he remains confident
the car will be ready by the final
qualification in late October.
Armstrong said Team Gator
Nation should rank about 15th in
the final race.
"I don't care how many people
are in the race," Armstrong said.
"We are fifteenth in the world be-
cause the best teams in the world
are in this race."
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Green and Clean
Gainesville will seek
biomass plant proposals
I-rlhis is just what we love to hear. The sustainability-ob-
| sessed, tree-hugging, bicyde-powered, compact-fluores-
cent-light-bulb-buying, recycling enthusiasts here at the
Alligator are, like, totally excited, man, about the proposed bio-
mass plant that may eventually be built at Gainesville Regional
Utilities' Deerhaven site.
Guidelines say the plant should be environmentally dean
and should not contribute to global warming. It should run
on either 100 percent biomass, which includes things such as
wood waste or yard trimmings, or a combination of biomass
and municipal solid waste, which includes construction-site
debris and tires.
All that might be a little confusing, but the main point is that
the plant will not use coal or petroleum coke two of the big-
gest culprits contributing to climate change.
This is good news for Gainesville and The Gator Nation. UF
wants to promote itself as a highly sustainable university, so the
city and GRU getting more actively involved will hopefully set
an example for other cities and universities.
This is what sustainability is all about. It's not just some
buzzword for everyone to throw around, like when people say,
"Oh, I air-dry my clothes because it's more sustainable."
That's all well and good, but sustainability is bigger than
that. It's taking into account that what we do now will affect
our future. It's about realizing that changes for a better environ-
ment can also mean spending less money on energy just ask
Wal-Mart. It's about keeping snowmobiles out of Yellowstone
National Park so future generations can enjoy the same beauty
as we can today. It's about preventing oil companies from drill-
ing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge so one of the few
pristine places on the planet stays that way.
It's about taking Gainesville's trash and turning it into trea-
Loud and Clear
imagine our surprise when
we heard UF President
Bernie Machen finally
decided to meet with the
members of Students for
a Democratic Society who
descended upon Tigert Hall
more than a month ago.
The group demanded UF
make its financial records for
the UF Foundation and the
UF Investment Corporation
public, arguing that the
Florida Government in the
Sunshine Law should require
UF to disclose its financial
information because it's a
They gave Machen and the
UF administration two weeks
to respond to their demands.
Looks like that didn't hap-
The UF Foundation and the
UF Investment Corporation
are exempt from the sunshine
law. Student money tuition
and fees cannot be invested
Now, the group wants
Machen to approve a trans-
parency committee that
would investigate UF's in-
vestments to make sure they
are socially responsible. The
group thinks UF should not
invest in any corporations
that fund the military, tobacco
or animal testing, to name a
Bernie said he'll get back to
them about the committee by
the end of the month.
We hope the committee,.
or something like it, gets
approved. Even -though its
investments aren't public to
everyone, UF is still responsi-
ble to the companies it makes
money off of.
We're sure UF doesn't
want the image that it's fund-
ed by Haliburton and Philip
Morris, and as students, we
don't want to go to a univer-
sity that is funded by them.
I 0 the indepenuen ,r a'id.
Lyndsey Lewis Jessica Holland
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catching up on the work you skipped.
Don't worry, freshmen we've all done it. Fumbling
for a B or worse is part of the college experience.
Even if you didn't screw around prior to your first test,
an implosion is sometimes all but unavoidable. Until you
get used to the difficulty level of exams at UF, as well as
each professor's individual style of torture, learn to accept
failure and move forward.
Stress is an illusion. There are no bad situations only
bad planning and bad reactions. If you haven't yet turned
to the crossword, here is the official list of the most toxic
No. 5: Television. As enthralling as "American Idol"
may be, the time spent thinking about the show on
Monday, watching the show on Tuesdays and talking
about the show on Wednesdays could be better used to set
up a huge dorm prank. Besides, ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox
are for your grandparents. Broadcast has been dead since
the second season of "Step by Step."
No. 4: Getting a job. Of course, it's nice to have beer
money, but working for it is simply out of the question.
If you're already desperate for study time, a job will eat
up 15 or more hours per week. Plus, your employer will
likely schedule you to work when you're supposed to be
at a "Grey's Anatomy" party.
No. 3: Food. This is potentially the most deadly of all
timewasters. The time and money you spend on food this
year will both triple when you finally buy a gym mem-
bership to burn off the chub. Take it from someone who
nearly tripled the Freshman 15 it
takes a long time to get rid of the
unsightly scars caused by french
fries. For further proof, look out-
side the Marston Science Library.
Kyle Cox No. 2: Social networking sites.
Kyl Like most of us, you likely grew up
email@example.com on AOL Instant Messenger. When
you finished high school, you
branched out from instant messaging to either MySpace
or Facebook, depending on your demographic. Most
MySpace users will only ever graduate from high school,
but Facebook has the potential to keep us from finishing
college. Keeping up with what's going on in your news
feed is more difficult than keeping up with all the celebri-
ties in rehab.
No. 1: The two-hour block you scheduled in between
two of your classes. Learning to avoid chitchat and aim-
less wandering during breaks is one of the keys toward
collegiate success. Utilizing seemingly lost fragments of
time is the most proactive step you can take toward a
decent grade. Don't bother taking the bus home and back.
Stay on campus to study, and you'll learn to avoid a major-
ity of distractions.
Once you develop decent study habits, you'll find
plenty of time for fun. For now, avoiding the media, mon-
ey and even friends is the only way to salvage your first
marks before-they wind up on your transcript. If you can't
occasionally sacrifice these things for the bigger picture,
you'd better start making a MySpace page. You'll need a
strong network to land a job without a degree.
Kyle Cox is a junior majoring in marketing and anthropol-
ogy. His column appears on Tuesdays.
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Letters to the Editor
Crist up-and-comer in Grand Old Party Heritage Month T-Shirts.
Monday's editorial showed the edito- Most African Americans can name some
rial board's remarkable ignorance when it key eras, events and people associated with
asked if a national run was in the works for the struggles and triumphs of blacks in this
Gov. Charlie Crist. country.
Crist is already being courted for the Every February, our schools don't just
vice presidential slot for the Republicans mention Black History Month on the morn-
in 2008. In the 2007 Florida legislative ses- ing announcements; they celebrate it for the
sion, state laws were changed that would whole month.
allow him to run for vice president without Whose high school didn't crowd stu-
resigning as governor, dents into the gym for the Black History
Regardless of whether the Republicans Show? Yeah, there was a lot of romp shak-
win in 2008, it wouldn't be a stretch to see ing at those shows, but at the end of the day,
Crist running for president in 2016. we knew about the Harlem Renaissance
Maybe if the Alligator spent less time and could name some black inventors.
making fun of Crist's skin pigment, it As far as Hispanic Heritage Month goes,
would know this. I did not become aware of it until my senior
Will Foster year of high school. I only knew about it
4LS because we were excused from class for
the Hispanic Heritage Month Show; the
U U "Spanish Show," as some of us called it.
I remember some flags being paraded
All cultures should be celebrated around the gym and a little bit of Bachata
Rumor has it that we are in the midst of dancing. Actually, there was a lot of
Hispanic Heritage Month. This was news Bachata dancing;
to me and apparently, news to many other Shamefully, that sums up my Hispanic
people including some Hispanics. Heritage Month experience. This shouldn't
Maybe I've been living under a rock, but be.
I haven't seen any posters, heard of any cel- Many Hispanics have made their mark
ebratory events or seen anyone in Hispanic on not just their own cultures, but the
American culture, too. We sh
ebrate Hispanic heritage and
their traditions just because His
forced to observe Black History
We should all participate 1
nation and the world is mo
us. Every minority deserves
achievements recognized, esp
society such as ours.
Every culture should have
maybe a parade, too.
Hispanic Heritage Month b
as a week devoted to Hispanic
an entire month in 1988, lastin
15 to Oct. 15.
The purpose of Hispan
Month is to honor those who
to Hispanic success and the
Students: Consider powers o0
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learn about their child, even in an emergency situation.
panics were This is because federal law requires
Month. physicians and health care facilities to
because our keep a patient's medical information con-
re than just fidential, pursuant to the Health Insurance
to have its Portability and Accountability Act. There
ecially in a are severe penalties for those who violate
i T-shirt and Once people turns 18, parents no lon-
ger have authority over theirfinancial or
egan in 1968 medical decisions, and parents are legally
culture and unable to obtain this information without
it was given their child's authorization.
g from Sept. There is a solution. Young adults can
sign powers of attorney, naming those who
ic Heritage they would like to have authority to act on
gave a face their behalf.
culture that They can also designate health care sur-
rogates to obtain medical information and
Lisa Hoskins make medical decisions if they are unable
2JM to do so.
For more information and appropri-
ate documentation, you should contact
your family attorney or UF Student Legal
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Candidate screened for top academic post at SFCC
By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Contributing Writer
Barbara Burrows said when she
left SFCC for the University of Texas,
she knew she'd return.
Burrows was screened Monday
for SFCC's vice president of aca-
demic affairs position. Another can-
didate will be screened today.
"I told people that when I left
Santa Fe Community College, I am
leaving to go to the University of
Texas to get my doctorate so I can
come back and be the vice president
of academic affairs," said Burrows.
From 1987 to 2000, Burrows, a UF
graduate, taught math at SFCC and
coached the Saints softball team. She
was the Faculty Senate president for
her last three years at SFCC.
She is the provost at
Marshalltown Community College
in Marshalltown, Iowa.
The self-proclaimed perfectionist
said she loves community colleges.
"I love what we do and the
whole environment. I want to be
known for making the best oppor-
tunities for the students that I can,"
She said she thinks teachers
should update notes and learning
"We are not UF; we are Santa
Fe Community College, and some
of our students come to us not as
prepared. Kids don't just learn by
lecturing; they have to see and feel
too," Burrows said.
She also wants the other cam-
puses to engage students and hook
them into learning and education.
SFCC has put together a com-
mittee to screen the applicants. The
21 screening committee members
are made up of academic chairs,
academic directors, administrators
and staff from the Offices of Student
Affairs and Administrative Affairs.
"They both have a his-
tory at Santa Fe as faculty
and professionals, which
makes them uniquely
qualified to understand
SFCC human resource coordinator
Lela Elmore, the SFCC human
resource coordinator, said provost is
translated differently at all collegiate
In the case of SFCC, it means
second in command in the academic
department, the largest part of the
college, she said.
Elmore said this position has
been filled on an interim basis for
the past few years, and the college
decided it was time to fill it perma-
The screening committee has
narrowed down the search from
11 applicants to two finalists: Anne
Kress and Burrows.
Kress has been the interim vice
president of academic affairs since
"They both have a history at
Santa Fe as faculty and profession-
als, which makes them uniquely
qualified to understand this institu-
tion," Elmore said.
Scott Robertson / Alligator Staff
Barbara Burrows, a candidate for vice president of academic affairs at SFCC, speaks to a crowd during
a forum at SFCC on Monday afternoon.
Smith discusses ballot initiatives at UF
By LIA GANOSELLIS
Alligator Contributing Writer
Five political experts discussed the
system used to change the state con-
stitution and its effects on Florida at
UF's Keene Faculty Center on Monday
About 50 people attended the forum,
which was sponsored by UF's Political
It featured former state Sen. Rod
Smith, who was also a gubernato-
rial candidate in 2006; Mark Wilson,
vice president of the Florida Chamber
of Commerce; Damien Filer, consultant
for the 2002 class-size amendment; and
Mark Herron, attorney for Hometown
Daniel Smith, a UF associate profes-
sor who teaches a class on state and local
government, moderated the forum.
Daniel Smith, who also organized the
event, said there have been tremendous
changes made to the system, referred to
as ballot initiatives, making it harder for
Florida citizens to get measures on the.
Former state Sen. Rod Smith speaks before a crowd of students about reforming
the system used to amend the state constitution in Dauer Hall on Monday.
For example, he said, all constitution-
al amendments must exceed 60 percent
of the state vote to pass as of 2006. This
percent is referred to as the supermajor-
o Rod Smith said he
Local doesn't believe Florida's
News constitution should be
subject to chan ,e so often,
but he added that friends
and foes of reforming the way citizens
use ballot initiatives prefer flexibility in
Rod Smith expressed disbelief over
the state Legislature's decision to put
complex issues on the ballot initiative.
Rod Smith mentioned Amendment X,
which regulates the treatment of preg-
nant pigs in Florida, as an example of
unnecessary amendments made to the
"I don't have anything for or against
pregnant pigs," Rod Smith said. "I guess
they're a fine animal."
Herron said people simply want to
participate in the decision-making that
affects their lives, but special interest
groups hijack the initiative process. He
also mentioned how these groups take
advantage of the system.
Groups can hire a firm for $1.8 mil-
lion that can guarantee the required sig-
natures for the ballot.
Wilson explained the ballot initiative
process in detail, including the creation
of a title and summary.
He said most people vote based solely
on the way the title sounds.
"It doesn't matter what it actually.
does, just what it looks like and says,"
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2007 ALLIGATOR, 9
New student senators will be sworn in at meeting
By DEVIN CULCLASURE
Tonight's Student Senate meeting will be
the first for about 30 candidates chosen to
represent on- and off-campus living districts
in the fall Student Government election.
Student Senate President Robert Agrusa,
who will lead Senate for the last time, said
current Senators will validate the election
results, and then the senators-elect will be
The Senate will also elect a new Senate
president, pro-tempore and two members-at-
large, each of whom is responsible for select-
ing committee chairs and filling any vacant
Senate seats with replacement senators.
Agrusa said he didn't want to reveal any
"I've spoken to a lot of people
about it, so it's not a secret."
Senate president pro-tempore
of the candidates' names without their ap-
proval, but Kevin Reilly, the current Senate
president pro-tempore, said he would be
running for Senate president.
"I've spoken to a lot of people about it, so
it's not a secret," Reilly said.
Agrusa said the Senate will also honor the
outstanding committee chair and outstand-
ing senator from the Senate's current term.
The only legislation will be a resolution in
support of bringing Ruckus, a music down-
loading service for college campuses, to UE
Religious groups conclude fast with vegetarian potluck
* RESIDENTS ENDED THE
FAST AT A LOCAL CHURCH.
By HEATHER STRANGE
Alligator Contributing Writer
Christian, Jewish and Muslim
Gainesville residents gathered at
the United Church of Gainesville
to end a day of fasting with a veg-
etarian potluck Monday.
From sunup up till sundown,
religious communities in the
Gainesville area joined at least 53
other organized groups around
the nation in fasting, according
to interfaithfast.org, a Web site
used by groups around the na-
tion to organize the fast. The fast
promoted an end to violence,
specifically in Iraq but also for
those among the Abrahamic com-
Dennis Shuman, member
and founder of P'nai Or, a
Jewish renewal congregation in.
Gainesville, said he believed the
fast to be a strong political move-
ment in the country, even though
there is supposed to be a separa-
tion of church and state.
"It's showing that the right
doesn't have a monopoly on reli-
gion," he said.
Shuman also believes the fast
to be a great opportunity to net-
work and build bridges between
those of different faiths.
Members of UF's Silk Road
Club, a group that promotes dia-
logue within and among cultures,
religions and ethnic groups, at-
tended the interfaith gathering.
"The main message of these
religions is peace," said Ugur
Baslanti, vice president of the
club. "If you understand the
message within each particular
religion, it's easier to establish
a community which holds these
different religions together."
Baslanti said it's important to
have interfaith events.
"There are a lot of things I
don't know about Christianity,
but if I learn about those reli-
gions from the wrong people, I
will learn prejudice and hatred,"
At 7 p.m., Shuman blew the
Shofar, a Jewish horn used to call
assembly. Following the sound,
Larry Reimer, pastor of United
Church of Gainesville, welcomed
about 100 guests to the gather-
After a blessing from Reimer,
Amy Ustjanowski,' Aflgato'
Rabbi Shaya Isenberg, far right, talks about his beliefs during the Interfaith Fast for Peace at the United
Church of Gainesville on Monday night. Isenberg helped organize the event.
.Rabbi Shaya Isenberg offered a
few questions to facilitate con-
versation among the diners of
"The major thing we're doing beings before we're men and
here is talking to each other," women, and we're human beings
Isenberg said. "We are here all before we're Jewish, Christian or
human beings, and we're human Muslim."
set to give speech
By ALEX TIEGEN
Alligator Staff Writer
The fifth grandson of Mohandas Gandhi will kick off
festivities for UF's Kaleidoscope: Asian and Asian American
Awareness Month on Monday night. Arun Gandhi will speak
about life with his grandfather and his grand-
father's legacy, said Magel Alcantar, director of
0 n Kaleidoscope Month.
Campus Alcantar said she wants Gandhi's speech to
show students that Asians are fighters who will
persevere until their goals and dreams are realized. She said
she hopes Gandhi's speech will inspire students to use non-
violence will in their ongoing campaign for a director of Asian
Pacific American Affairs and an Institute of Asian and Asian
Gandhi founded the M.K. Gandhi Institute for
Nonviolence, based in Christian Brothers University in
Memphis, Tenn., and has spoken about international issues.
The speech, which will be followed by a question and an-
swer session and reception, cost $15,000. It is co-sponsored by
Accent Speaker's Bureau and Kaleidoscope Month, a part of
the Asian American Student Union. It is scheduled to begin at
7:30 p.m. in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.
Board says it welcomes Crist's support
TUITION, from Page 1
ceed with the hike.
"We're glad to have it. That's for sure," he said.
"But it's not an issue of a veto."
The board's long-range goal is to raise state tu-
ition enough to match the national average, which is
$5,836, according to documents from the board.
Average tuition in Florida is currently short of the
average by more than $2,000 a year.
"Given that we already have the lowest tuition in
the country, it seems appropriate to ask students and
parents to contribute more," Edmonds said.
He said a 5 percent increase would bring in an ex-
tra $9.5 million for this academic year, which is about
$55 per student.
The extra money is welcomed, but it's only a drop
in the bucket, he said.
UF alone has planned budget cuts of $34 million
"It's no secret that we need it,"
said Steve Orlando, UF spokesman,
about the increase.
In September, Crist also pro-
posed cuts of about $600 of state
funding for every student in the
State University System to deal with
crist a statewide tax deficit.
But the Legislature has the final
say on Crist's budget recommendations.
"Let's give the governor some credit here,"
Edmonds said. "It's easier for someone in a high-pro-
file position to not change his mind."
Molly Telfer / Alligator Staff
10, ADVERTISEMENT, ALLIGATOR N TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9,2007
what I do,
sometimes I wish
my reply could
be that I were an
I am a speech-lan-
- a profession Christine Sapienza .
that few people
understand. Even more confusing is that
the department which I chair is called
Communication Sciences and Disorders
(CSD). So with every response to "What
do you do?" I am met with a befuddled
look simply because most people are
unfamiliar with this discipline.
'But, this is OK because as the con-
versation continues, I can elaborate on
my professional story and boast about
my department's accomplishments. For
instance, the CSD at UF is ranked 7"
in the field of audiology and 17"' in
the field of speech-language pathology.
These two disciplines within CSD are
staffed by internationally renowned fac-
ulty who are dedicated researchers and
clinicians. Their work as profes'.trs and
instructors in hearing, speech, ared lan-
guage sciences and rehabilitation offers
excellent opportunities (Fr utudra; v. ho
have interest in the vast array of clinical
disorders, including reading disabilities,
autism, aphasia, Parkinson's disease, stut-
tering and hearing loss.
With millions of dollars in grant
money, most recently from the National
Institutes of Health and the Michael J.
Fox Foundation, we study the intricate
processes of speech production and
how disease alters the multiple systems
involved in communication..We have
helped the likes of small children who
can't read with the help of the Scottish
Rite Organization, to well-known per-
sonalities, such as Muhammad Ali and
the late Christopher Reeve.
Most importantly, CSD works to as-
sist our community by offering excep-
tional education to our students, clinical
services to people in need, and research
collaboration with our colleagues, to
enhance the quality of life for those with
communication disorders. Our goal is to
push the limits of science to find more.
effective ways to help all persons with
hearing, speech, and language disorders
communicate as effectively as possible.
Christine Sapienza, Chair
Communication Sciences and Disorders
To catch a thief: UF is leader in retail crime research
When major corpo-.
rations like Macy's, The
Gap and J.C. Penney
need advice on how
to prevent shoplifters
from cutting into their
bottom line, they call
on the Loss Prevention
Research Team at the
University of Florida.
plinary group uses
a range of research
methods and consists of
experts from depart-
ments across campus
which include criminol-
ogy, retail marketing
and consumer behavior,
interior design and asset
"We are trying to de-
velop practical solutions
retailers can use," said
Read Hayes, a crimi-
nologist and courtesy
assistant professor in the department of
Interior Design, who is currently co-
conducting a national study that includes
The Oaks Mall in Gainesville. "There's this
practical objective, and the goal of impact-
ing the academic knowledge base."
The team's research helps retailers learn
how to effectively prevent the increasingly
sophisticated nature of retail theft. Using
a "multimethod" approach, the researchers
analyze video surveillance footage, conduct
field experiments, evaluate store security
procedures, and even conduct interviews
with previous offenders to understand why
they are successful, Hayes said.
"We're looking at people very involved
in highly organized retail crimes," Hayes
said. "We want to determine the dynam-
ics of these groups. We want to know how
they are recruited and trained, where they
steal and who bails them out of jail."
Listings in this section are a 'sampling of
events at the University of Florida compiled
from entries listed in the full calendar that ap-
pears on the Web at calendar.ufl.edu. To submit
an event online, send an e-mail to calendar@
nersp.osg.ufl edu with the following information
in this order: event date; event name, brief de- "
scription and sponsor; time; location; costs; and
contact information to include name, phone
number and e-mail. Events, dates, times and
programs are subject to change.
Professional shoplifters, or "boosters,"
usually work in groups to target specific
stores and merchandise. Boosters may steal
thousands of dollars of merchandise in
just one store visit, and later sell the stolen
items at online auctions.
According to the National Retail Fed-
eration's Organized Retail Crime survey,
79 percent of retailers said their company
has been a victim of organized retail crime
within the past year. The survey also found
that 71 percent of retailers say they have
noticed an increase in organized retail theft
activity in the past year, up dramatically
from 48 percent in 2006.
The Oaks Mall study coordinated by
assistant professor Candy Carmel-Gilfilen
will focus on how shoplifters react to differ-
ent store environments to determine how
interior design can be used to reduce theft.
"The main emphasis of much of our re-
search is on the professionals. By bringing
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CRC Graduate and Professionals School Day,
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United States Air Force Academy Band, Phil-
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limit two tickets per request.
them into a store, we get their impressions
on how the store is designed," Hayes said.
"We also want to see the effects when we
change certain things. This is all part of the
The UF Loss Prevention Research Team
works in stores across the U. S. Other
studies under way include examining video
footage from The Home Depot stores in
Tampa and evaluating security measures at
Kroger stores in Atlanta. The team is also
working with Sears, Beall's, Macy's, Circuit
City, Publix, AutoZone, The Limited and
"The University of Florida takes the
lead on retail research for the world," said
Hayes. "We're publishing results, present-
ing papers leading companies come to
us with a specific issue and problem, and
they're looking for solutions."
By Panagiota Papakos
Family Weekend 2007, Reitz Student Union,
through Oct. 13, 5 p.m.-9 p.m., $20 per family
member. Pre-registration required.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author to speak on Oct. 16
All the University of Florida freshmen
participating in the Common Reading
Program will have the chance to meet the
author of this year's book on Oct.16.
Tracy Kidder, Pulitzer Prize winner and
author of "Mountains Beyond Mountains:
The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who
Would Cure the World," will speak at 7
p.m. at the Phillips Center.
"We were a little uncertain if he would
be able to come," said Dean of Students
Eugene Zdziarski. "But, when he found
out it was an invitation from the University
of Florida, he was excited for the visit."
Described by The Baltimore Sun as
the "master of the non-fiction narrative,"
Kidder will discuss the themes surrounding
his work, as well as take questions from the
audience and participate in a book-signing.
Before the event, the author will have
dinner with two representatives of the first-
year class, selected from an essay contest for
their reflections on the book and how they
were inspired by the message.
"We are trying to really provide students
with a variety of opportunities to share
their experiences about what they've
learned through the program and provide
their own ideas," Zdziarski said.
The Common Reading Program began
when the office of the Dean of Students
sought to create a collective starting point
for incoming freshmen. Students received
the book free of charge at last summer's
Preview, and professors have incorpo-
rated themes from the book into their
"I think the program helps students
to be introduced to the high academic
standards here," said Leslie Hahn, assis-
tant director of New Student Programs at
the office of the Dean of Students. "The
response we have received has been over-
"Mountains Beyond Mountains" was
selected by a committee composed of
students, faculty and staff. The committee
read a number of books, but "Mountains
Beyond Mountains" stood out because of
its global topics and wide variety of per-
spective, Hahn said.
"He devotes his entire life to his cause,"
Hahn said of the main character, Dr.
Farmer. "It brings up the idea: how do
our students maintain balance in their
first year? It also encourages them to think
beyond their typical environment, and to
understand that learning happens both in
and out of the classroom."
By Panagiota Papakos
See & Her
The Economist ranks UF MBA
among world's best
The University of Florida MBA
program was named No. 17 among U.S.
public schools in the 2007 edition of the
annual "Which MBA?" guide. Published
by The Economist Intelligence Unit, the
guide provides background information on'
the world's Top 100 MBA programs.
Overall, UF's MBA program ranked No.
39 in the U.S. and No. 79 in the world.
Professor to advise the U.S.
Department of State
a professor of forest
and policy, has been
named a Jefferson
Science Fellow with
the U.S. Department
of State. He will
be an adviser on
foreign policy and Janaki Alavalapati
matters during his 12-month appointment.
Alavalapati is the first university faculty
member from the state of Florida to receive
Marvin Hamlisch and Joel Grey, Phillips Cen-
ter, 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating $20-$35.
Sunbelt Agricultural Expo, Moultrie, Ga.,
through Oct. 18, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., $7 per person.
Highlights from the Photography Collection,
Ham Museum of Art, 7:30 p.m. Free and open
to the public.
Research dean shares how
science can improve health
dean for IFAS,
was the keynote
speaker at the U.S. se
Food and Drug H a
told the group of Mark McLellan
scientists, regulators and policy makers,
that he expects science to take quantum-
leap strides in areas such as nanotechnol-
ogy and bioinformatics. He also spoke
about ways in which food science relates
to national security.
Museum director wins
The Smithsonian American Art Mu-
seum has appointed Glenn Willumson,
University of Florida Museum Studies di-
rector, as a senior fellow for the 2007-2008
academic year. Only 18 other scholars have
received this esteemed honor this year.
The Smithsonian recognized Willum-
son for outstanding work in his submitted
Evita, Phillips Center, 7:30 p.m. Reserved seat-
ing $30-$60. .
Horse Farm Hundred MNM 'At
Fundraising Bicycle (
Ride, Lofton High
School, Ocala, 8:30 a.m.
research project, "Iron Muse: Picturing the
First Transcontinental Railroad."
Gardening radio show
celebrates first birthday
"Gardening in a Minute," the award-
winning University of Florida Extension
radio program, celebrates its one-year
anniversary this month. The program and
its companion Web site have received five
national communications awards.
The one-minute show covers topics
ranging from wildflowers and organic
fertilizer, to mowing safety and Arbor Day.
The show emphasizes "Florida friendly"
gardening practices, and the Web site offers
additional information about each topic.
The show airs weekdays on National
Public Radio stations in 19 Florida coun-
ties, including Gainesville's WUFT-FM
and Inverness' WJUF-FM.
A Private Eye: Latin American Prints from the
Collection of Efrain Barradas, Grinter Gallery,
through Jan. 11. Free and open to the public:
International Contemporary Art from the Harn
Museum Collection, Harn Museum of Art,
through Oct. 14. Free and open to the public.
Public Night, Department of Astronomy ,
Teaching Observatory, 8:30-10 p.m. on Friday
evenings when classes are'in session. Free
and open to the public.
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The Unisersity of Florida Golden
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in communications on behalfof the
university, honoring efforts which
strengthen the universinr and help to
meet its mission of teaching, research
and service. All UF faculty and staff
art eligible, and entries must meet the
specifications of the contest guidelines.
The program is sponsored by University
There'are 10 award categories: Press
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magazines and calendars; Photography:
Visual De.sign: Web/lnteractive Me-
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and the Gainesville commutni.v promis-
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UF UNIVERSITY of
The Foundation for The Gator Nation
BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9,2007
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* For Rent
*SICK OF SHARING A BATHROOM?*
Get your own this fall!
2Br/2Ba fiats, *3Br/3Ba townhms
FREE Tanning, WID, 24hr gym
PC Lab, Gated, All Amenities, Pt Friendly
Leasing for FALL*377-2777
All Inclusive 3's and 4's
FREE Roommate Matching
FREE Cable, Utilities, Intemet
FREE Furn, Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 212.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
MOVE IN TODAY or FALL
Massive-Luxury 2&3 Beds
Pool*Hot Tub*Tanning*PC Lab*W/D
FREE Cable with HBO*Most Utilities FREE
Minutes from Campus! 372-8100
1,2, 3, 4BRApts.
LUXURY COLLEGE CRIBS!
Furnished luxury private BR & BA. New 24
Hr Gym, Largest kitchens & Club House!
Mile trail & 3 bus stops in complex! New
Tan beds! From $499 352-271-3131
Roll Out of Bed & Into Class
$469 $499 Gets you all this!
Fully Furnished, Free Ethernet, Free Cable
w/HBO, FREE UTILITIES, W/D,
Roommate match. 379-9300
Spacious 2/2s 3/3s & 4/4s
All Inclusive Resort Living
373-9009 Live in Paradise
Because you deserve it. 12-5-71-1
Luxury 212 & 3/3 TH
NO M/II FEES
FREE Cable w/HBO & Show & Utility Pkgs
MOVE IN TODAY! 335-4455
| furnished J
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*
2bd/2ba Condo for rent- 613 SW 75th St.
Huge bedrooms all tile $775 per month
includes water. Please call 352-283-3188 or
3BR/3BA furnished Windsor Park Condo
w/resort-like amenities, on bus rte 7days/wk.
Ready for occupancy 3705 SW 27 St. Unit
#1117 RENT NEGOTIABLE. 386-597-1167
One furnished bedroom with private bath
available for Spring and/or Summer.. $510/
obo month(includes utilities)Estates on bus
route 20/21. Free gym and tanning. 904-
Spg/sum. House 1 mi north of campus.Lots
of parking, wireless, on bus route, 10 minutes
bike ride to campus, nice neighborhood.Two
rooms $350/mo.One room $250/mo.Utilities
split four ways.(352)586-6926. 10-12-5-1
Windsor Park. Room available in
a 2/2 furnished unit. Brand new
W/D &?bath cabinets. Utilities,
internet & cable included. $565.
Call for pets. 305-788-5681. 11-2-07-20-1
First Month FREEll!!
1BR/1BA sublease in 4BR/4BA on Bus
Route Less than 3 mins to UF/Shands,
$529/mth Incl. Utiliesl! Move in today & get
First Month FREEHl Call Mallory for more info
1/1 Apt Available or Room in shared 3/3
condo. Windsor Park. Util ind, internet, cable,
fitness center, pool, sports court. $475. Call
305-962-4416 or 305-408-4330 or email:
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/mo!
Bus Stop Nice Pools
Pets Ok 335-PARK 12-5-71-2
BE THE FIRST-IN THE LAST!
BRAND NEW IN 2007 313TH
Unparalleded Luxury in Downtown
From only $1659 with cable & internet
Huge bedrooms w/walk-in closets!
Only 1 mile to UF*Steps to nightlife
ONLY 1 LEFTI!! 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 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $595-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 12-5-71-2
*GET TO CLASS ON TIME*
Close to UF!!!
Luxury 1/1, 2/2 flats & 3/3 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 UF!!!
W/D, Wood floors, Pets ok, alarm
Open late and weekends!
*NO MOVE IN FEES*
Luxury 2/2 & 313 TH
1 Month Free Rent
Free cable w/HBO & Show & Tanning
Gated*Game Rm*Pet Friendly
Move in today! 367-9910
We Have it ALL!
HUGE 1, 2, & 3 BRS for Fall!
Located in Butler Plaza
Great Rates! Call Now 373-1111
**3BRS & Roommate Match**
1.9 mi to UF~W/D*Garages
Free Cable w/HBO & Showtime
Free Tanning-Comp. Lab
Pets welcome-Private dog park
Luxury Living 377-2801
Flats or Townhomes
2, 3 or 4br MOVE-IN TODAY!
FREE tanning, 2 pools, 1 mi from UF
NO MOVE-IN COSTS AND FREE RENT
Call 376-2507 or www.BivensCove.com
FREE RENT-MOVE NOW
Giant -Luxury 2&3 Beds
Cable PC Lab Tanning W/D
We love petsl A treat to live inl
Call for Specials: 372-8100
Uj For Rent
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-
MOVE IN NOW!
HUGE 1/1 FOR Imm.
Walk-in closet Screened porch
WID Luxurious amenities
Close to UF and SFCC
352-372-0400 Call for specials 12-5-71-2
Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS bus
routes. All at a rate that won't break your
bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656 12-
MOVE IN TODAY!
Charming 1/1 and 2/1 apartment homes!
Next to UF, Shands, and Butler Plaza!
Water included Pets welcome
SPECIAL LOW RATES starting at $6491
Call now! 352-376-1248
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
313's from only $486 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $462 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Routel
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable
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* For Rent
WE WANT YOU!!!
FREE Oct rent, FREE tanning,
No Move-in Fees for 3BR, Aerobic Center
BBQ grills, We LOVE Pets
Just 1.3 mi to UF 377-7401
LIVE THE LIFE[
All Inclusive Ind. leases
Big 2/2s 3/3s & 4/4s
Filling fast Lease now
MOVE IN TODAY
1/1 & 3/2 starts @ $739
FREE RENT & NO M/1 FEES
BIG AND CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq ft $675
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $750
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also
available 373-4423 www.maximumre.com
Rooms and studios
ACROSS FROM UF!
Starting at ONLY $465
Open late and weekends
Reserve Now For January 2007!
Downtown-Studios, 1, 2, & 3's
It is never too early to sign! 338-0002
n saw* > iniiiiiiil
2br, 3br or 4br Move-in Sept
and pay no rent in Oct! Close to UF,
pets adored, tennis, bball, 2 pools
376-2507 or www.bivenscove.com
Ql For Rent
| unfurnished J
Whales, Elephants, & Dinosaurs
OK, now that we have you thinking BIG, think
BIG rooms, BIG amenities, and BIG Savings
(until April 30th, 2007). 5 minutes from UF.
and Shands.Open Weekends
*NO MOVE IN COSTS* LAKEWOOD VILLAS
Starting at $499bdr Ask About Our Move In Specials
2BR TH & 3BR Flats Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Walk to UF/Pet friendly Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Cable*Water*Tanning*Pool*Alarm Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Museum Walk *379-WALK Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
12-5-71-2 700 SW62nd Blvd 371-8009
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.
Ask About Our Move-In Specials
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages,
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
701 SW 62nd Blvd 373-6330
Gainesville's Best Kept Secret!
Unforgettable 1/1 and 2/1 apartments!
LIMITEDTIME ONLY SPECIAL!
2/1's for only $7491monthl
Next to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza!
Water included! 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.
CRICKET CLUB II
Brand new 1, 2, & 3 bdrm
Conveniently located near
and SFCC. For more info. Call:
M-F 9-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5
Walk to UF
Luxury 2/2 condos.
MODEL NOW OPEN
For Sale or Lease
Corner of NW 3rd Place & 14th Street
Available Now and November Walk to UF
1 BR washer/dryer free
cox cable internet $775
3BR house centAC/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
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, 13
For Rent For Rent
unfurnished J unfurnished
** LIVE ALONE**
1 BR VILLA ONLY $539, Sept FREE!
1/2 mile to UF & Butler Plaza
Walk-In closed 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 some units $575/mo. Leave
detailed msg 331-2099 10-19-07-40-2
CLOSEST to UF/Shands
Enjoy privacy & convenience
IBR Villa ONLY $529
Leasing FALL Fast! 372-4835
ONLY 1 MILE to UFI
Across from NEW Starbucks!
2br $699 $869
HUGE 1BR ONLY $499
Single-story Villa in NW
Private patio*Full kitchen
Lease Now/Aug 372-3826
5BR/2BA Near UF $1295/mo
4BR/4BA Univ. Terr. $1525/mo
2BR/2BA Townhouse $850/mo
30 + Properties Available!
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 10-12-07-20-2
For rent. 5BR/3BA
Across street from UF law school. 1 blk from
stadium. Henry 352-216-8806 or 352-622-
Nice 1BR Villa
October only $295
Call today 375-3077 12-5-51-2
ONE MONTH FREE
HUGE 2br & 3br!!
Its a MUST SEE!
333-1120 Call NOW! 12-5-51-2
Only $485 FREE water
October only $295
Great Location next to Butler Plaza
Call TODAY"377-2596 12-5-51-2
LIGHT AND AIRY 3/2 HOME IN
SPRINGTREE OFF 39TH AVE. Fenced
yard, covered patio, garage. Close to shop-
ping, schools, YMCA. $1100/Mo + S.D. 2818
NW 39th PI avail now. 352-538-9829 10-
1116 SW 2nd Ave. Walk to campus. No.
Dogs. Available now. Call 352-337-9600
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 Terrn
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. 10-11-07-
BRAND NEW APTS
in SW within 2 mi to campus. 2BR/2BA.
$1000/mo. Call 352-317-0228 10-29-07-
SPACIOUS DOWNTOWN HOUSE!
4BR 2BA, w/2 kitchens, parquet floors, fire-
place & more,
$1.095/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 duplex,
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 uttflpaid.
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
1BR/1BA Lake Brooklyn cottage in
2BR/1BA Clay County Apartment
in Keystone $450/mo
1BR/1BA cottage, Clay County,
in Keystone $450/mo
1 BR/1 BA trailer, Clay County in
Keystone $450/mo r
C.B. Isaac Realty
Townhouse apt. 2BR/1.5BA, amenities,
privacy backyard, bike to campus. $535/mo.
Leave message 352-379-5702, Cell 386-
14, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9,2007
1[ For Rent
3BR for 2br price!
Huge 3BR ONLY $879
*ONE MONTH FREE*
Available NOW*333-1120 12-5-40-2
STUDIOS & 1BR
Walk to Butler Plaza
From ONLY $485
Available NOW*377-2596 12-5-40-2
Apartments Sublet & Roommates
1 BR in 2BR/1 BA sublease avail. Walk to SW
Rec Center. $400/mo includes utils also
free cable & wireless internet. Lots of buses
passing by. Call 352-262-6912 10-11-13-3
1 BR/1 BA $529/mo
Furn apt, close to UF, great amenities.
Available 1/08-8/08. I will pay any move-in
fees. Contact Sarah at 941-321-0680 10-
M/F needed to move into spacious 3B/B
ASAP. $391.66/mo + util. Exceptional ameni-
ties: 3 pools, bball, vball, raquetball, FREE
tanning & more! Vaulted ceilings, w/d, w/in
closet, 2 bus routes (9 & 35) Less than 2mi
to UF. Call Katie 561-676-9699 NOW! 10-
The Estates(poolside)$565 1bd/1ba in 4/4-
All inclusive.Amazing roommates,pools,and
fitness centers.Avail.now(female)lease ends
July 08. Kari 352-219-0839 10-12-5-3
Studio 5 blocks to campus, walk to class
& the bars! Sublease for Spring and
Summer08. $599/month newly renovated w/
full kitchen living room bedroom & bath Call
for more info: 941-626-0782. 10-19-10-3
ai Room mates
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
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
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.
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, large
living room, near vet school & UF. All ame-
nities. Perfect move in condition. Only
$410/mo 800-248-7788 or 352-514-2108 ,
COUNTRYSIDE CONDO 1BR/1BA avail 1/1
08 in 4BR/4BA unit. $465 all utils incl, W/E
exercise room, pool, direct bus to UF 3 miles
ethernet access. Call Sebastian 352-874
8905 or Flo 1-352-357-9695 10-31-19-4
NS female to share 2/2 condo in Treehouse
Village. On bus line. Newly remodeled and
fully furnished (except BR) WD, Fitness
center, pools. Avail. 10/14/07. $450 + 1/2
util. + dep. 321-266-7069/ 321-213-5059
Female roommate needed for 2/2 at
Gainesville Place Apartments. Utilities in-
cluded, furnished. W/D in unit. Pool, exercise
room. Shuttle bus to UF within complex. Call
(863) 944-1588 for details. 10-25-15-4
$300 house near Oaks Mall Grad student
looking for roommate to share a house near
UF and SFCC. Great short traffic free drive to
campus. Washer, dryer and dishwasher. 786-
368-4498 email@example.com 10-19-10-4
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-
2 rms for 1 price/ 550 all incl/ W/D, New
DshWsr & Dspsl, Wireless Cbl Net, 3 mi UF/
Nice Neighborhood, Clean,Lrg 4 Bdr Hs., Hrd
Wd Firs, CI.Fans All Rms: M/F Grad Student
Pref. Shr w/1M & iF Avl.11/1/07 222-8350
2 New Yorkers looking for a roommate for a
3/2 just 2 miles from UF. Washer/Dryer, in-
ternet, cable. A beautiful fenced in backyard.
Also a garage. $525/mo. Contact Jona 352-
Roommate wanted. Very close to UF. 4BR
house. Hi-spd wireless, inside laundry, great
parking. NS. $395/mo + utils. 813-295-3015
or 352-376-8805 10-22-07-10-4
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There's something for every lifestyle. 12-
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NEW 1,2&3BR Condos Starting at $159K
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Matt & Tiffany Thomas Realtors
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352-494-0194 & 352-316-5556
I BUY PROPERTY
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure
Anytime, anywhere. Quick closing.
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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
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-
2 br/2ba Condo w/fireplace and beautiful
view overlooking pond in gated club commu-
nity. Alarm system and all new appliances in-
cluding washer & dryer. Only $145,000. Must
See! Call 352-538-7879. 10-25-07-15-5
0 l Furnishings 3
BED QUEEN $110 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-5-71-6
BED FULL SIZE $85 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $375
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-7490
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 12-5-71-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 12-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-5-71-6
*i Furnishings Furnishings
**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
WASHER 5-cycle & DRYER 4-cycle 3 temp
$350 for both. 466-3654 10-15-07-5-6
8 1 Computers 3
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 12-5-71-7
CO PUT ER
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
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, 15
* 1 Electronics I
*** GATORS CAR ALARMS $99.95000
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Gainesville's Oldest Car Stereo Store.
WAREHOUSE PRICES AUDIO OUTLET
0 1 Bicycles 3
NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
9 For Sale
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable fates. 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
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** 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
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*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
New convenient location now open!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
We have moved to a temp. location as we
await the completion of our new state of the
art facility. New scooters starting at $999. lyr
Warranties. We also service ALL brands of
scooters. Pickup Available. Low Labor Rates.
Free estimates. 376-6275 GatorMoto.com
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service
rates! Will service any make/model. Close
to campus! $19.99 oil changes! 336-1271
CLOSE TO CAMPUS
534 SW 4th Ave.
Scooters, E-bikes, Offroad, & Accessories!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 12-5-71-11
**SHINKO SPORT BIKE TIRES**
190/50/ZR17 $115.95-180/55/ZR17 $112.95
120/70/ZR17 now $82.95 (in stock + more)
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-
Royal Blue. Low Mileage. 2006, in excellent
condition. Starting at $980. Call 305-725-
FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
ORunning or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-5-71-12
CARS -CARS Buy9SellTrade
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!
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$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
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-
2004 Pathfinder-ARMADA; 45K low highway
miles/1 owner/Recds avail./Must sell/$23K
NEW cond/Taupe/FULLY loaded/Bling+/6
CD player & more/call:352-629-7410/cell:
1992 Toyota Corolla DX, white 4-door sedan.
Auto, A/C, 101,000 miles, runs very good,
30+ mpg, original owner. $1,400.
2002 Pontiac GrandAm SE automatic, 2door,
91k miles, gold with light brown interior.,CD
player, cruise control, power locks, windows,
and steering, anti-lock brakes. $4600. 352-
1993 TOYOTA CAM RY
$2400/OBO. Call 386-454-0973 10-11-3-12
I i Wanted
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
" ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 12-
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 12-5-
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
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Contact 219-6948. 10-15-07-71-13
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Phone reps needed ASAP for Political &
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Now hiring. Drivers. Part time & full time.
5004 NW 34th St. 373-7733. Apply in person.
$7.25 $9.25. You are in charge. You make
the call. Food service or retail exp a must.
Fax resume 384-9911 or apply in person @
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DELIVERY DRIVERS up to $12/hr.
KITCHEN HELP $6.75/hr.
CALIFORNIA CHICKEN GRILL 378-2442
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Customer Service Reps Needed
For a major telecom company. Flexible hours.
PT or FT. No nights or weekends. Bilingual a
plus. EEOC. 372-2051 12-5-94-14 ,.
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in person 600 NW 75th St. Benefits include
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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
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Great environment, flexible hours. Apply in
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Must be responsible and able to follow direc-
tions PT & FT available. Start $6.75/hr. Call
Country homefoffice needs reliable person
for ODD JOBS, YARD WORK, ERRANDS.
Part time. Begin $8.50/hr. Call Sebastian
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All looks needed, no experience required
for casting calls. Call 877-218-6224 12-5-
Earn up to $70 per day. Undercover
Shoppers needed to judge retail & dining
establishments. Exp not required. 800-722-
Help wanted PT exp, grill cook, cook with
Chinese wok exp, dishwasher or expo.
Looking for reliabel, hard-working, and lunch
avail. Apply in person at Bento Cafe 3832
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Flex sched, no exp. necessary,
Scholarships possible, PT/FT Avail.
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
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No exp. Necessary, conditions apply.
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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, F/T, flex hrs. Good pay, tips
advancement. Apply 505 NW 53rd Ave B/T
Maiin NW 13 St. Bring friend to work with.
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
hiring customer service reps, PT& FT. Service'
exp & phone skills a plus. Flex schedule.
Send resume to email@example.com
PRODUCT MANAGER USA Scientific, Inc.
Develop and support life science research
products. Ideal candidate has a biology de-
gree, laboratory, and business experience.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 10-9-
FLORIDA SURVEY RESEARCH CENTER
Telephone interviewers needed. Evenings
and weekends $7.50 to start. Go to
FLsurveyresearch.org for app, fax 392-0787.
Contact Janet for info. email@example.com 10-9-
P/T, Entry level Web Programmer
Needed for small web company in
Gainesville. Strong computer skills and
proficiency in hand-coded HTML (no gen-
erators). Graphics experience is a plus. See
Clinical Research Coordinator or Exp.
Medical Assistant for private research office.
2 yrs experience preferred. Computer skills
a must. Please fax CV, 352-313-6899. 10-
1-on-1 tutoring needed for at-risk youth,
grades 6-12, various subjects. Choose time-
slot M-Th, 3:30-5:30 pm. $10/hr. Call Pat at
Wanted Homework Coach for bright young
man with ADHD, who is a freshman at St.
Francis HS. 5 days per week, $10.00 per
hour. 'Call 377-5025 (Tony or Sherri) for de-
THE RED ONION
NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL Now hiring moti-
vated, exp, line cooks, Please apply in per-
son, located in Uptown Village at Townsend,
NW 39th Ave, 3885 NW 24th Blvd. No calls.
SALES HELP WANTED
Retail optical seeks F/T sales associates. No
optical experience requried. $500-$600/wk.
Apply at EYECARE EXPRESS corner of NW
39th Ave and NW 13th St. 10-10-076-5-14
P/T babysitter needed. $11/hr, for 3 children
ages 4, 2, and 1. Various hours available
weekdays and weekends. Refs and experi-
ence with children under 5 required, non
smoker. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. 10-9-
for hair salon. Part time $6.50/hr. Must be
available evenings and Saturdays. Call to
set-up interview. Charisma for Hair. 374-2444
PT Good money. Flexible hours 331-3557
PT Basic computer, phone and admin skills.
COOK WANTED MEXICAN FOOD &
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NICK-EL, from page 20
Berry still helps
out at practices
HOOPS, from page 20
forwards and centers.
Berry still frequents the team's
practice facility, where he helps out
on his own time. He talks to the
: trehm;en all seven of them and
tries to share his experiences with the
Best known for winning free
Subway sandwiches for the fans,
"Subway Jack" takes plenty of mem-
ories away from the game. Among
those most important are locker room
talks with his teammates and the
sense of camaraderie that comes with
playing on a team.
"It's going to hurt, because
I'll always be thinking that
could be me out there."
former UF walk-on guard
"We used to just sit in the locker
room for literally an hour and just
laugh until the coaches came and got
us," Berry said. "[Joakim] Noah and
[Chris] Richard were the best, but we
all had our days. Without question
I'm going to miss that the most."
The looming prospect of, being a
spectator for UF's annual senior night
is hard to swallow for Berry, who
wishes he could lace up one last time,
just for that game.
"It's going to hurt, because I'll
always be thinking that could be me
out there," he said. "It's a weird feel-
,,.ing, and it's going to hurt real bad
because you never want to give up
something that great.
"I wish I could have had a senior
night, so I could have gone out the
night before, and greeted all the fans,
and talked to all the Rowdy Reptiles
and just say thank you so much for
being the best fans in college basket-
from losing two of its first seven games.
The Buffaloes went on to win five
straight to end the regular season, includ-
ing a 62-36 throttling of Nebraska to win
the Big 12 North and a 39-37 win over
Texas in the Big 12 title game.
Controversially Colorado, ranked No.
2, did not make the national title game.
That team came closer than any other
two-loss squad to sniffing the BCS title.
No. 4 Nebraska, despite its pathetic
performance against Colorado, chimed in
at No. 2 in the BCS rankings and lost to
Miami in a forgettable Rose Bowl.
If Barnett took a young, inexperienced
team from a 3-8 record to being .05 points
back of No. 2 in the final BCS standings,
just think what Urban Meyer can do with a
grown-up Gators squad next year.
Barnett also called Tim Tebow the best
player in college football after watching
him play what could arguably be the worst
game of his college career.
He even praised Meyer as well.
"To get all those kids ready for this
game after last week, I think he's a tremen-
dous coach," Barnett said.
Despite all the good that can come
out of playing the top-ranked team in the
country to the wire on the road, the only
thing that really matters is the result.
"You never need a loss," Barnett said.
"You get tired of building character."
Gators move up in rankings following flawless weekend
VOLLEY, from page 20
also had an assist and a dig.
Johnson wasn't alone, as
many Gators players took ad-
vantage of their number being
called this weekend.
Cecchini, who had previ-
ously played in 14 games all
season, saw action in four more
on Friday and Sunday often
coming in to serve or get digs
from the back row. Rivers also
played well, finishing with sev-
en kills and nine digs. Williams
played an integral part in the
Gators' Sunday victory, killing
seven balls on eight strikes for
a hitting percentage of .875.
"My guess is that both
Callie and Janine would like
to be starting full time," Wise
said. "But the luxury of having
two players for that position -
and really a third if we wanted
to move Lauren Bledsoe over
there is to give us that
dimension (of interchange-
ability). ... We really like the
combination of both."
Wise is also happy with
the play of Fleming, who she
describes as the "consummate
"What we look for in a sta-
bilizer is that they may not be
the reason we win, but they're
never the reason we would
lose," Wise said. "We know
what we're going to get each
night, and that's the role Erin'
plays for us and has done so at
a very high level."
Fleming had eight digs behavior, Elyse Cusack's not a American Volleyball Coaches
and served 22 times over the bad one to imitate." Association Poll.
weekend. Southern California, last
"I think Erin benefits from GATORS RISE IN POLL: UF week's No. 4 team, lost a match
playing in practice with Elyse moved from No. 6 to No. Friday and dropped two spots
Cusack every day," Wise said. 5 its highest ranking of to No. 6 allowing UF and
"(If Fleming is) modeling (her) the season in this week's UCLA to move up.
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The Family Business
UF volleyball star influenced by NBA
head coach father family of athletes
By EVAN DREXLER
Callie Rivers had it rough growing up in
a household full of boys, but she's reaping
the rewards now.
"Our players that we've had in the past
who have been the only female in a fam-
ily of all boys have been some of our most
competitive players," UF coach Mary Wise
said. "If I could write a script on how to
raise a volleyball player, I'd put them in
a family with lots of boys that pick on her."
It seems the freshman outside hitter is
right up Wise's alley.
Rivers said she never wanted to play
volleyball because it was simply "too girly"
She preferred a sport with more physi-
cal play. She wanted to hit people, to knock
As the only daughter in her family, that
should come as no surprise.
Rivers' three brothers certainly influ-
enced the sports she played, as did her
father, Glenn "Doc" Rivers, head coach of
the Boston Celtics and former NBA point
Rivers grew up watching her father take
the court and following her brothers around
to their basketball and soccer games, two of
her own favorite sports.
When she shifted to volleyball, however,
she discovered her own talent.
"Once I started playing it, I just started
loving it," Rivers said.
Now, she's part of a freshman class that
was ranked 10th in the nation by Volleyball
But she would not be the athlete she is
today if it wasn't for her family.
Big Shoes to Fill
A major motivating factor in Rivers' ath-
letic career has been her father.
Early on, the family moved where Doc
played and coached.
In all, Rivers has lived in five states and
Rivers was exposed to professional ath-
letes early on, and she has plenty of stories
about meeting NBA players.
"I'm sure she saw some good examples
and some bad examples, and I bet all that
helped," Doc said of his daughter's early
encounters with pros.
She used to try on former San Antonio
Spurs center Will Perdue's shoes, and she
marveled that her entire foot would fit into
the heal of the sneaker.
Dallas Mavericks coach Avery Johnson
and former Spurs player Sean Elliott are
close family friends.
But the only time she was truly star
struck, she said, was when she met NBA
center Shaquille O'Neal in seventh grade.
"I was shorter then, so it seemed like he
was twice the size of me," Rivers said. "I
felt so small."
Doc said he speaks to his daughter at
least once a day via text message or e-mail.
Near or far, her father's career certainly
influences Rivers' life. She loves watching
professional basketball (though she'll ad-
mit to enjoying college sports more), she
played basketball in high school and, of
course, there's still that last name to live
"I don't mind if there is [pressure]," Doc
said. "But to me, pressure equals opportu-
nity. If you want to achieve something, be
very good at it. There should be pressure
that comes along with it."
Rivers, however, doesn't feel the pres-
sure from outsiders as much as she does
"'don't want to let anyone in my family
down," Rivers said. "I don't really feel any
extra pressure except for I want to make
sure I'm playing the best I'm able to play. If
I'm not playing my hardest, then I am let-
ting my family down."
Like Father, Like Sons
Rivers was surrounded by basketball
from the day she was born.
"My whole family plays basketball, so I
basically have to like basketball," she said.
"Basketball's probably my favorite sport to
Rivers learned the value of hard work
from her older brother Jeremiah, now. a
sophomore guard for Georgetown. She
said Jeremiah practices more than anyone
she has ever known.
"If he's not sleeping or eating, he's play-
ing basketball or watching basketball ... or
playing video games with basketball,"
Despite how far apart they are now, they
communicate at least once a day.
"I knew basically that every single
person on our team has to earn
any playing time that they get."
UF outside hitter
The admiration and love go both ways.
Jeremiah said Rivers would have been
great at any sport she put her mind to.
"Athletically, she's more blessed than
any girl I personally know," he said. "I
think the sky's the limit for my sister."
When Rivers reached seventh grade,
Jeremiah noticed just how fast she had
become. He immediately started training to
increase his speed.
"I was like, 'I need to get my butt fast-
er,'" he said.
Rivers also has two younger brothers,
Austin, 15, and Spencer, 12. They both play
basketball and Spencer also plays football.
Austin is on the Winter Park High
School basketball team and has already
been recruited and offered a scholarship by
UF, Rivers said.
And as if the basketball pedigree in the
family didn't run deep enough, Rivers'
uncle Jim Brewer played in the NBA. He
won the 1982 NBA Finals with the Los
Ken Singleton, Rivers' cousin, spent 15
seasons playing baseball and won the 1983
World Series with the Baltimore Orioles.
Her mother, Kris, was an athlete as well.
She ran cross-country in high school.
Another Kind of Athlete
In eighth grade, Rivers received her first
recruitment letter from LSU.
It wasn't a big deal, she said, and "ev-
eryone" got those first letters asking young
athletes to come to camps.
At that time, she was not sure she want-
ed to play volleyball.
She was still playing soccer in eighth
grade and even left her club volleyball team
to focus more on the sport.
But in 10th grade, the Gators started
recruiting her hard, and her position on
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UF freshman outside hitter Callie Rivers serves during the Gators' 3-0 win against
Kentucky on Friday.
"I think I loved playing volleyball more
than I loved playing basketball and soccer,"
By her sophomore year of high school,
she had dropped soccer entirely and she
was no longer on the" basketball team for
her junior year.
She committed to UF early that year.
In her senior year of high school, she
focused entirely on volleyball to avoid in-
jury elsewhere. Two of her best friends tore
their anterior cruciate ligaments playing
Doc and Jeremiah loved the change.
Doc said Rivers asked him for his opin-
ion, and he advised her to choose volleyball
over his own sport.
He said Rivers playing volleyball al-
lowed him to step back and just be a parent
as opposed to a coach.
"I've always liked volleyball," Doc said.
"I thought for her it was a better sport. For
whatever reason, I saw her in the volleyball
world better than the basketball world."
New to the Pod
Now that she's in Gainesville, Rivers is
adapting to not being the best player on her
At one point this season, she had the
fewest games played of any freshman on
"I knew basically that every single per-
son on our team has to earn any playing
time that they get," she said.
In recent weeks, however, Rivers has
turned up her level of play.
She had a career-high 13 kills and 10
digs on Sept. 30 against Alabama, earning
her first career double-double.
"I was just happy that our team played
really well, and it was great to be a part of
it," Rivers said.
Wise said Rivers needs to bulk up in
order to play at a higher level, but strength
coach Matt DeLancey is helping that prog-
Rivers is sure to get better in the com-
ing years. With her father and brothers
providing support and advice and a- jam
that contends for a national title every year,
Rivers knows she's in the right place to
raise her game.
"Florida was a great choice a great
program," he said. "I love the coach, love
what she stands for. The Texases, the
Nebraskas, the Washingtons all wanted her
to visit, and she just point blank told them,
'I'll go on a visit if you want me tout I
know where I want to go.'"
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2007
Walk-ons Berry, Tyler decide not to return to team
Alligator File Photo
Former UF walk-ons Garrett Tyler (left) and Jack Berry (right) chat on the bench during a 2005 game. Nei-
ther will return for his senior season.
* BOTH HAVE PLAYED FOR
THE GATORS SINCE 2004.
By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
While the departure of the UF
men's basketball team's staple
players is well documented, the
loss of two other components of
the championship picture has
gone relatively unnoticed.
For would-be senior walk-ons
Jack Berry and Garrett Tyler, their
days of donning Gators uniforms
Although still in Gainesville,
the two chose to forego their
senior seasons as players and
have decided to pursue different
For Berry, the decision came
after meetings with the UF coach-
ing staff led him to realize his fu-
ture would likely take place away
from the hardwood.
"Considering that in the last
three years I have done everything
I could for this team, I decided.. .1
needed to make a little more of
a selfish decision and do what's
best for me," said Berry, "which in
this case is focusing on interviews
and getting a job."
In addition, the influx of young
talent on this year's Gators squad
may have helped in the decision.
"They were really excited
about the freshmen coming in
and being able to work with
them," Berry said. "So they kind
of reached that decision with me.
They were just
focused on help-
ing the freshmen
Sbe where they
Men's need to be."
Basketball any notion that
he was pushed
to leave by the coaching staff. His
departure, he said, has come on
"They just sat me down, and
we talked about it," he said. "They
recruited me in high school, and I
never had to try out, and as for
now, they told me I'm on the team
as long as I want to be."
Tyler would not comment on
his departure, but Berry said his
former teammate's decision was
reached on similar terms.
The team told the Alligator in
August that it was looking to add
walk-ons to its roster, but only
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 18
A ew minutes with Gary Barnett
If there's one good thing about having to
wait out a post-game traffic jam at Tiger
Stadium, it's watching the who's who
that must wait with you.
While sitting in the press box at midnight,
I caught a glimpse of Gary Barnett, some-
body I grew up watching but never thought
I would get to talk to.
So, to please the greatest people in the
world (those with ties to the state of Illinois),
I will share the opinions of the former
Northwestern coach about the Gators at
Saturday night's game.
Barnett, who also coached at Colorado,
covered the game as a color commentator for
Sports USA radio.
Despite the Gators' back-to-back losses,
Barnett, a coach known for resurrecting lost
causes, thinks they will be back.
"I can't see anybody else beating Florida
from now on to keep them out of the
(Southeastern Conference) Championship
Game," Barnett said. "All those young kids,
by the time they play the championship
game, the freshmen aren't freshmen any-
However, No. 13 UF still travels to No.
17 Kentucky and No. 7 South Carolina and
EUF outside hitter Marcie Hampton
was named the Southeastern Con-
ference Volleyball Offensive Player
of the Week, the league office an-
meets No. 24 Georgia
Those games will
determine if the Gators
will get another shot
at top-ranked LSU in
If Barnett can relate
anything to this year's
Gators, it's his 2000
and 2001 Colorado
Colorado went 3-8 with a very young
squad in 2000, with inexperience akin to the
Gators this year.
The Buffaloes, however, had a chance to
ruin Nebraska's season in their final game
They lost 34-32 on a last-second field goal,
similar to UF's loss to Auburn.
"I lost one just like Urban did when I had
a bunch of freshmen," Barnett said. "They
remember. They learn from it. They don't
panic. They understand it's early in their
careers. They'll be ok."
In 2001, the battle-tested team came back
SEE NICK-EL, PAGE 18
NY Yankees 4
By EVAN DREXLER
While its starters snag headlines,
the UF volleyball teams' bench may
actually hold the keys to the squad's
If leading hitters Marcie Hampton
or Amber McCray need to take a
breather, freshmen Callie Rivers and
Janine Williams can come in and rack
If libero Elyse Cusack needs a
moment, Erin Fleming and Christina
Diaz step in to make defensive stops.
If setter Angie McGinnis is given
a second to sit down, Alli Cecchini
is happy to stand in and set up her
And if middle blocker Kelsey
Bowers needs a day to rest her legs -
as she did Sunday against Tennessee
- Kristina Johnson is more than
* For coverage of the UF men's golf
team's tournament play Monday, check
out our Web site at alligatorSports.org.
happy to offer her's.
"It's that three-headed, middle-
blocking monster," said UF coach
Mary Wise of Bowers, Johnson and
Kisya Killingsworth. "One of our
challenges this year is how to get
enough playing time for everybody.
KJ rose to the opportunity. That's
what we ask of our players that
you don't know when your name
will be called, but when it is, take full
advantage of it."
"It's that three-headed,
Johnson had a career Sunday play-
ing in place of Bowers, earning six
kills and assisting on four blocks. She
SEE VOLLEY, PAGE 18
South Carolina 3-1
UF bench impresses