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VOLUME 101 ISSUE 35
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* A TUITION BILL IS ADVANCING IN
THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE.
By KIM WILMATH
Uncertainty about tuition increases in Florida
could soon be alleviated if the Legislature ap-
proves a bill linking tuition hikes to inflation.
If it were approved, the bill would allow
Florida's 28 community colleges and public uni-
versities to automatically increase tuition with
the inflation rate each year beginning next fall.
Members of the House of Representatives
.and Senate will vote on the bill Friday at the
end of their 10-day special session to balance
In addition, legislators will vote on whether
to approve a 5 percent statewide tuition increase,
which would be about $55 more per student. If
passed, the increase would be implemented in
Lawmakers will also decide whether to adopt
a technology fee of up to 5 percent of tuition per
credit hour. The fee would not be
State included in tuition and would not
News be covered by Bright Futures.
The inflation rate is a continu-
ing rise in price levels based on the amount
of money versus the amount of goods in the
It is calculated by the U.S. Department of
Increasing tuition rates with inflation could
actually slow the rate of increases, according to
a report in The Miami Herald.
If tuition rates were linked to inflation start-
ing 20 years ago, students would pay about 77
percent more today than they did back then.
Meanwhile, the actual increases approved
by the Legislature in that time are about 214
percent, according to the report.
Linking tuition increases to inflation could
end battles over what the Legislature's hikes
should be each semester. Even so, other tuition
battles rage on.
The Florida Board of Governors, the State
University System's highest governing body,
continues to argue that it alone has the power to
set tuition rates.
The board announced its own 5 percent
increase at a meeting in September without the
That increase is scheduled to take effect in
Squashing the Competition
Scott Edmundson and Haley West, merchants at the Union Street Farmers' Market, talk to a customer at their pump-
kin stand Wednesday. The market occupies the Sun Center mall every Wednesday afternoon, with up to 40 vendors
Arrests not typical for tow companies
By KATIE GALLAGHER
The .arrest of UF football player Tony
Joiner on Oct. 2 wasn't the first problem local
towing companies have had with late-night
Stan Forron said the two companies he
owns, Elite Towing and Ultimate Towing,
get break-ins about 15 to 30 times a year.
People have been caught in the act about
five times, he said.
Forron is also the property manager for
the Watson's Towing lot, where the incident
involving Joiner occurred.
The Gainesville Police Department has
never arrested anyone in a case like this,
"I've had people machine-gun one of my
tow trucks," he said. "They did not arrest
him. I had someone blow through my gate.
They did not arrest him."
Police have charged people, he said, but
never with a second-degree felony.
"I've had people machine-gun
one of my tow trucks."
Elite Towing and Ultimate Towing owner
GPD Lt: Keith Kameg said bringing
charges is essentially the same as arresting
Forron said tow companies just want
their money. "We have no interest in seeing
someone go to jail," he said.
Mike Weber of Superior Towing agreed.
"All we want you to do is come back and
pay your tow bill," he said.
But Weber, who has never caught anyone
in the act, said he doesn't typically call police
Usually he uses caller-ID records to con-
tact people and let them know he has their
If that doesn't work, he'll have license
plates traced often reaching the owner's
parents, he said.
Forron said it's standard procedure to
call the police in case of a break-in. Towing
employees also call the police when they
fear violence from a customer.
The employee who called police about
Joiner "kind of overreacted," he said,
but never told police he wanted to press
UF men's bas-
ketball coach Billy
Donovan has to
adjust to a young
team after losing
all five starters
from last year's
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to LSU? A study by a
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suggests that being a
diehard Gators fan can
have some negative
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Rion Ballroom, 7 p.m. to mid-
The Hispanic Student
Association will host the
Hispanic Heritage Month 2007
Bulgarian Club Meeting
Matherly 117, 7:15 p.m. to 8:
The Bulgarian Club will have
its first general meeting for the
fall to update members about
Broward Dining Hall, 5 p.m. to
8 p.m., Thursday
Gator Dining Services will be
hosting an Oktoberfest Dining
Ham Museum, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.,
Museum Night will feature the
premiere of PBS' "Art21."
Phillips .Center for the
Performing Arts, 8 p.m.,
David Sedaris, a writer, will be
speaking. Tickets can be pur-
chased at the Phillips Center
Reitz Union Auditorium, 8 p.m.
and 10:30 p.m., Thursday
The Reitz Union Board will be
Reitz Union, 6 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.,
"Ratatouille" will be playing at
6:30 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Thomas Center, 3 p.m., Sunday
The Foundation for the
Promotion of Music will begin
the 2007-08 season with a free
recital. A reception will follow
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2007 ALLIGATOR, 3
Losses can crush sports fans.
By NINA MAHMOUDI
Alligator Contributing Writer
As the Gators struggled
against the Louisiana State
University Tigers on Saturday,
one Gators fan described her
feelings during the last few mo-
ments of the game as a mixture
of her heart sinking and being
punched in the stomach.
"All I wanted to do was go
home," Ashley Strickland, a UF
junior, said of the Gators' defeat.
Strickland considers herself
the ultimate Gators fan, but for
mega-fans, the effects of a Gators
loss can be severe, according to a
UF graduate student's research.
Wins and losses can have
emotional and psychological
consequences for the diehard
Gators fans, said Melanie
Mousseau, who is doing her doc-
toral dissertation on the psychol-
ogy of sports fans.
A team is no longer a separate
identity, but rather a part of the
fan's identity, she said.
There are two types of sports
fans, Mousseau said: those who
are "highly identified" and those
who are less committed. For a
"highly identified" Gators fan,
wearing school colors on game
day and participating in game-
day rituals, such as chanting the
"Mr. Two Bits" song, are only the
"When you go to school
here, you know it's about
more than just winning."
Less committed fans are more
likely to let go of the loss against
LSU more easily than a commit-
They pick up next week's
student tickets and wait for the
Strickland said she does not
let herself get psyched out about
"When you go to school here,
you know it's about .more than
just winning," Strickland said,
"It's about the education, the de-
gree and the whole experience."
Mousseau said most UF stu-
dents are not the "highly identi-
fied" fans they think they are.
The results of Mousseau's dis-
sertation were skewed because
students misunderstood ques-
tions meant to measure their
dedication to the team, she said.
UF students interpreted wear-
ing team logos often and friends
considering them big fans as be-
ing a "highly identified" fan, not
realizing that "highly identified"
fans experience emotional and
UF junior Marcela Campo
said although she was extremely
"upset" and "shocked" about the
results of the past two games, life.
"What are you going to do?"
she said. "Classes still go on, and
we are all here to get an educa-
Woman reports rape
in N.E. Gainesville
By KATIE GALLAGHER
A woman reported being
raped early Wednesday morn-
ing in northeast Gainesville, ac-
cording to the Gainesville Police
A police report said she was
standing on the 400 block of
Northeast 13th Street at 3 a.m.
when a man rode up on a blue
He got off, pulled her into
the woods and raped her, she
The woman is in her 30s, said
Lt. Keith Kameg, GPD spokes-
man. The woman described the
suspect as a light-skinned black
male, between 5'6" and 5'10"
and in his late teens or early 20s.
He had short dreadlocks and
was wearing a white T-shirt,
blue jeans, black shoes and a
baseball cap, she said.
GPD responded at 4 a.m.,
according to the
Sbc Kameg said the
f'l rape might have
been linked to a
sexual assault in Gainesville
early Tuesday morning.
In that instance, a man pulled
a woman into the woods and
attempted to rape her. She was
able to fight him off, and he ran
That woman described the
suspect similarly but said he
was in his early 20s to late 30s,
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4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2007
Senate elects new leaders
* KEVIN REILLY WAS
PICKED AS PRESIDENT.
By DEVIN CULCLASURE
Making peace signs with his
hands in an imitation of Richard
Nixon, former Student Senate
President Robert Agrusa said
goodbye at a Senate meeting
Tuesday after finishing his term
The new lineup of Senate
leaders will feature some famil-
Former Senate President
Pro Tempore Kevin Reilly was
elected president of the legisla-
Reilly's duties as president
include running weekly Senate
meetings and leading senators
in setting a legislative agenda.
"I really just want to be some-
one that all the senators and all
the students can look to for
guidance," he said.
Under his guidance, he said,
the Senate will continue to pur-
sue the Gator Party's goal of
providing "tangible benefits."
The first projects senators
will tackle include extending li-
brary hours during exam weeks
and updating WebMail, he said.
"I really just want to be
someone that all the sen-
ators and all the students,
can look to for guidance."
Student Senate president
The update could include
overhauling the current system
or bringing in a third party and
trying a new system, such as
Google's Gmail.com interface.
Reilly said his experience in
the senate, where he has led two
committees, made him the most
qualified candidate for the job.
Replacing Reilly as pro tem-
pore is Kellie Dale.
The news of her election
brought a flurry of cheers and
camera flashes from about 10
of Dale's sisters from Delta Phi
Epsilon Sorority, who attended
the meeting as well as from
With the help of Sens.
Christopher Denton and Steven
Hoffstetter, who were elected
as the Replacement & Agenda
Dale said she would be respon-
sible for selecting replacement
senators and committee cairs.
The pro tempore is also re-
sponsible for setting the agenda
for the Senate's weekly meet-
ings and basically serves as a
vice president for the Senate,
Dale said she is proud to be
the first female pro tempore
in three years, adding that she
thinks she is well-qualified for
"I've never been at UF with-
out being a senator," Dale said.
"Usually before I go to Senate, I
know what's going on."
She said she grew familiar
with the other committees by
attending their meetings.
Changes may harm
By JENNIFER BINGAMAN
Alligator Contributing Writer
Increasing monthly insur-
ance premiums by $5 caused
many low-income families
to drop out of Florida's State
Health Insurance Program
in 2003, a recent UF study
The program was origi-
nally created in 1997 for chil-
dren of low-income families
who could not qualify for
Medicaid or private insur-
Jill Boylston Herndon, a
UF health economist and lead
author of the study, said in
a phone interview that the
study showed even a small
change in health-insurance
policy could affect enrollment
After the premium in-
creased from $15 to $20 a
month, families of four with
incomes of $18,000 to $27,000
were affected the most.
The increase caused the av-
erage period of enrollment to
UF 53 months to
Research 21 months,
a news release.
After a three-month pe-
riod, the monthly premium
was returned to $15 for those
in the lowest-income bracket
for the program.
Still, people continued to
drop out of the program.
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2007 E ALLIGATOR, 5
Panel talk focuses on homelessness
By APRIL DUDASH
Students were given
the chance to question city
leaders Wednesday, and the
resounding concern was
The Civic Engagement
panel discussion, offered
by UF Off-Campus Life,
invited Gainesville Police
Department, city and Student
Government officials to in-
form students about commu-
A main issue that con-
cerned students during the
of the lunch was panhan-
Another was the evacu-
ation process of Tent City, a
homeless encampment near
South Main Street.
Jeanna Mastrodicasa, a
city commissioner and UF's
assistant vice president of
student affairs, said she was
pleased by student insight.
"These aren't fluff
issues. They're real
Gainesville city commissioner
"These aren't fluff issues,"
Mastrodicasa said. "They're
Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan
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Gainesville Police Department Cpl. Jaime Kurnick, left, speaks during the Civic Engagement
panel discussion in the Reitz Union on Wednesday.
said there are about 950
homeless people locally and
about 300 beds for them.
She said the entire city
needs to work toward elimi-
"We have to say, this is our
problem, and we have to ad-
dress it," Hanrahan said dur-
ing the lunch.
The meeting is a part of a
monthly lunch series.
Nora Kilroy, director of
Off-Campus Life, said the
meetings are open to all stu-
dents, not just those who live
Hanrahan said about
66,000 UF and SFCC students
contribute, to Gainesville's
estimated population of
"We really benefit from the
energy and the excitement,"
GPD Cpl. Jaime Kurnick
said students should join a
crime watch program or do
ride-alongs with police.
"Students forget that
they're actually a part of our
community," Kurnick said.
SG officials urged students
to join city advisory boards
Mastrodicasa said getting
involved with local govern-
ment and community ser-
vice helps students explore
"A lot of times students
come to the University of
Florida, and they don't see
anything beyond Archer
Road and The Oaks Mall,"
By SARA RUBIN
Alligator Contributing Writer
Nora Spencer hopes the UF campus
will be buzzing today with students
sporting orange and blue T-shirts that
read "Gay? Fine by me."
Spencer, director of Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual and Transgender Affairs, said
LGBT students and allies will gather
on Turlington Plaza at noon for a
group photo to commemorate National
Coming Out Day.
More than 300 T-shirts have been
sold for $5 each since 2006, Spencer
said. She hopes to have 100 people par-
ticipate in the photo.
On It will be the second
Campus annual group photo with
the T-shirts. About 50 to
60 students participated in the photo in
2006, she said.
Although T-shirts are encouraged,
those who do not have one can still be
in the photograph, Spencer said.
Members of the Multicultural Greek
Council thought of the T-shirts to
prompt more student questions about
LGBT issues, she said.
Students will also have a chance to
simulate coming out with their identity
by walking through a door that will be
set up on the plaza.
Some people may actually come out
for the first time by stepping through
the door, but the majority of people
want to symbolically re-create that
experience, said Evan Lauteria, a UF
religion major and student intern for
Lauteria hopes outreach efforts in
the community will help make people
more aware and educated about LGBT
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6, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2007
Tuition based on inflation
could cause frustration
Which do you want first, the good news or the bad?
The good news, which you may have read
about in Wednesday's Alligator, is that Florida's
public universities may soon be able to charge a technology
fee an additional source of revenue we desperately need.
The bad news, which you can read about in today's
Alligator, is that the Florida Legislature may vote to increase
tuition every year to match inflation.
"But wait," you ask, "why is that bad?"
We'll admit, when we first heard about the bill, we thought
it sounded good, too. Then we realized this could mean less
money for our universities and community colleges.
Inflation usually doesn't rise very quickly. In 2006 it only
increased by 2.6 percent.
Had this tuition increase been implemented 20 years ago,
tuition would have risen by about 77 percent, according to a
report from The Miami Herald. In reality, the Legislature has
approved about 214 percent in tuition increases since 1987.
Of course, if this bill were approved, the Legislature could
always vote for additional increases but there's no guaran-
tee of that. We fear legislators may use the inflation increase
as a cop-out for future increases.
It may also be a way for the Legislature to get the Board
of Governors off its back. The board the State University
System's highest governing body and former Sen. Bob
Graham are battling the Legislature in a lawsuit for the right
to control tuition.
Could this just be appeasement? We sure hope not
- look where that got then-British Prime Minister Neville
Chamberlain in the 1930s.
Now that we've established that linking tuition increases
to inflation is bad and the proposed technology fee is good,
we face the bigger problem. The two are part of the same bill
that is working its way through the Florida government. The
State Senate and House of Representatives are expected to
vote on it Friday.
Hopefully our legislators will realize what is best for our
universities: In with the good, out with the bad.
Gay? Fine by us.
Today would be a great
day for you to reevalu-
ate how you think
about the people around
you. What, if you found
out today that one of your
friends were gay? What if
your cousin told you he or
she were transgender?
Would you treat them the
same if that were true?
Today is National
Coming Out Day. You may
see people today wearing
"Gay? Fine by me." T-shirts.
You may see students sym-
bolically "coming out" by
walking through a door set
up on Turlington Plaza.
Today would be a great
day for all of us to realize
our prejudices and discrimi-
nation are unfair, and we
should eliminate them.
We are proud of the peo-
ple who have the courage to
come out, today or any other
day. Our society assumes ev-
eryone is straight until they
say something otherwise,
and coming out isn't easy.
Today would be a great
day to embrace our dif-
ferences and show our ac-
ceptance but it's not the
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oday was a bad day. I failed another assignment. I
missed the bus and got caught in the rain. I argued
with my family. I stubbed my toe. The Reitz Union
Food Court was out of spicy sushi rolls.
Today was a bad day for someone in New Orleans.
He faced another day without a place to call home. She
woke up and remembered a natural disaster stole ev-
erything but her memory. He could, barely hang on to
the memory of his past. She was too focused on the hell
she is living in.
We all had a bad day, so we forgot about New
Orleans. We all had something better to do.
I attended Saturday's forum about Hurricane
Katrina, which was organized by UF student and
Louisiana native Jonathan Bennett. I was initially per-
plexed as to why the subject of the hurricane was still
relevant. Besides the fact that I was forced to go for an
assignment, I couldn't think of any other reason to be
First, the event started at 10 a.m. -- any earlier
would be criminal. Second, Hurricane Katrina hit two
years ago, so the subject is past its expiration date. But I
figured listening to Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist
Chris Rose wouldn't be a complete loss.
About 15 minutes into the event, I realized how igno-
rant I had been. Hurricane Katrina is far from expired.
Rose talked- about his experiences and showed a
picture slideshow that probably jerked more tears
than a super-sized Kleenex box could handle. Before
Rose, Capt. Mark Willow of the New Orleans Police
Department took the stage and highlighted the depart-
ment's heroic efforts in his own slideshow.
After the event, I interviewed Bennett.
I asked him to describe an image that best repre-
sented the. effects of Hurricane Katrina to him. He
said he saw a chair hanging from a chandelier in his
best friend's house, a place where he grew up. He told
me his childhood was wrecked
a H His words haunted me. I just
couldn't shake them.
This isn't an attempt to tug at
Stephanie Maybe my words aren't
Rosenberg strong enough. Maybe they don't
pierce your soul like an 'episode
email@example.com of "Extreme Makeover: Home
Edition." But Bennett's sincerity
and determination to create awareness for a nearly for-
gotten tragedy dropped my heart into my gut.
Many people easily forget things that aren't broad-
cast on the news 24 hours a day. Most of us will forget
about the genocide in Darfur once the body count falls.
The monks dying for democracy in Myanmar may be a
trivia question on "America's Most Smartest Model" in
the future if they're lucky.
And the tsunami in Indonesia? That was so 2004.
It's impossible to heal the world. I'm not asking
people to part the sea or give sight to the blind. But it's
disturbing when we focus so much on the carnage and
the initial shock of tragedy and have no time to devote
to the aftermath.
We reach out for that brief moment. Then comes the
commercial break, and people move on.
The world doesn't stop, but sometimes we need to.
Life is tragic, but it's also hopeful. We don't need to
discuss disparity and disaster on a daily basis to make a
difference. But let's not forget.
Today is not the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
And today may be a bad day for you. However, today
is not a bad day to remember others whose days may be
Stephanie Rosenberg is a junior majoring in journalism.
Her column appears on Thursdays.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
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Eco-friendly plant good for Gainesville
When I read Tuesday's article "City
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couldn't quite get the grin off my face.
I was happy to learn our stockpile of
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the familiar "Mt. Trashmore" I remember
from my South Florida days.
Then I was gleeful that our local gov-
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my grandchildren to solve.
Fighting over to use our trash to create
pollution-free energy or new editions of
the Alligator is one that does not have a
losing outcome. I love living in a city that
is not arguing where to dump its trash, but
instead how to use it most effectively.
Thanks for recognizing female athletes
The Alligator made a very real contribu-
tion to UF's sports culture with Tuesday's
article "The Family Business."
Although football has rightfully
maintained its cherished position at the
epicenter of Gainesville life, the city and
the school can only benefit when talented
female athletes who represent The Gator
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Thanks to pieces such as this one, we are
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Student helps African kids
By HEATHER STRANGE
Alligator Contributing Writer
After spending time in the village of
Sand Sloot, South Africa, a UF student is
taking action and raising money to hejp
students in the poverty stricken village.
Brandi Hill, a criminology senior, has
started PhotosforAfrica.org, a nonprofit
organization that raises money to pur-
chase school supplies for the children of
Through her Web site, Hill, who prac-
tices photography as a hobby, is hired to
All money earned goes toward the
school supplies. She has raised $700 from
the Web site and $2,500 from a dating auc-
After leaving for Africa in December,
Hill spent a semester at the University
of Botswana, worked on independent
research and journeyed around South
Toward the end of her stay, she began
running out of money. She decided to stay
in villages around the area and found her-
self in Sand Sloot.
While in the village, Hill took notice of
the extreme poverty and disease around
After Hill and some village men ate
a slaughtered chicken as part of a cel-
ebration of her arrival, hungry children
snatched the scraps and bones from her
What stood out to Hill most were the
children of the village who didn't let the
obstacles define them.
They wanted to learn.
The village of Sand Sloot has a local
school that was started by the villagers.
Hill noticed the overcrowded class-
rooms and lack of supplies
Student and resources available to the
Life teachers and students.
When she returned home
from her seven-month trip, Hill decided
she needed to do something.
One reason Hill decided to start raising
money for the children was because she
was disappointed in the way nonprofit
organizations in Africa were spending
"It's so disappointing the misuse of
money that is going on over there," she
She said it's a good feeling knowing
where all of the money she raised is go-
Her next trip back will be Nov. 31,
when she will deliver the school supplies,
Courtesy of Brandl Hill
Brandi Hill, top left, poses with children for a photo in the village of Sand Sloot, South
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People will get to walk through the gardens, which are
located on Archer Road, during regular hours from 9 a.m.
The grounds offer a wide array of gardens, inclduing
'roses, azaleas, bamboo and herbs.
"Gardens are always a great place to decom-
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Vendors only pay $35 for booth rentals and keep all the
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Goodman said it will be the gardens' 12th open house,
and he said he expects a couple thousand people to attend.
Goodman said he hopes to gather more student interest
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Common Grounds is on a roll. Tonight it hosts mel-
low songwriter Rocky Votolato and noisy Portugal.
The Man. We also congratulate out-of-town band
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our condolences that only eight people showed up.
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Northern neighbor Caribou on tour
DAVID LOW I AVENUE WRITER
Dan Snaith is a Northerner through
Born and raised in Ontario, the
fair-featured Canadian has named
his musical ventures after the country
- his previous moniker was Manitoba,
after the province, and currently he uses
Caribou, after the animal that roams the
cold Canuck countryside.
But Caribou's latest album,
"Andorra," sounds like it was forged
during the Summer of Love on a sunny
beach in Southern California.
Snaith, who records all of Caribou's
music himself, took this departure from
his previous, more electronically based
albums for the sheer purpose of doing
"I never really have a plan of how
I want it to turn out," he said in a tele-
phone interview, "but it's usually some-
thing that just excites me that I haven't
What Snaith hadn't done before was
make an album that was more structured
and featured more real instrumentation.
"I just wanted to fit everything into a
pop song format," he said. "That meant
writing really strong melodies, arrange-
ments, harmonies and counterpoints."
Snaith also incorporated many
elements of his previous work into
"Andorra" by adding samples and ef-
fects around the already written compo-
sitions, he said.
Electronic music was not Snaith's first
calling to music, though. Growing up in
Ontario, he followed a different musical
"I grew up in a little hippie town, and
I was listening to Yes, Emerson, Lake &
Palmer, and nasty '70s stuff when every-
one else was listening to Nirvana," he
said. "It didn't seem weird at all. Like,
people my age, 14 or 15, were listening to
all that kind of stuff."
He started playing piano and then
drums in a "couple of crappy indie rock
bands" before a friend
introduced him to I've ta
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"It really changed
my perspective for a Dan Snai
couple reasons because electronic mu
before, I thought the
more technically proficient, the more
fancy the music, the better," Snaith said.
"The idea of repetitive music or using
repetition as a tool in music I had a
hard time wrapping my head around
that at first."
Once he did, he eventually recorded
under the name of Manitoba but was
threatened with a lawsuit for using the
name by Richard "Handsome Dick"
Manitoba, an American musician from
Snaith changed the name to Caribou
and hasn't looked back, recording while
simultaneously earning a Ph.D. in math-
"Andorra" is being hailed by fans and
critics as Caribou's best work yet, possi-
bly because it's easier to get a hold of
Snaith's records. Caribou switched labels
from Domino Records to Merge Records
for this latest release.
"It was mainly a practical thing,"
Snaith said. "I had a great experience
with Domino, but it was just a case of
finding an independent label that could
put the record out in small towns and not
charge a fortune for it."
Also, the tour supporting "Andorra"
is Caribou's most
ked to a lot of- extensive. Snaith has
at tour [Florida], never been to Florida,
always say that nor has he toured
nth of the tour. there with his three
musicians who help
him out on stage.
clan "I've talked to a
lot of bands that tour
there, and they always say that it's the
best month of the tour, the shows are
really, really good and they have a great
time in Florida," he said. "So .yeah, I'm
looking forward to it."
Caribou will be accompanied at
Common Grounds on Saturday night by
fellow Canadians Born Ruffians. Doors
open at 9 p.m.
Snaith said it's been fantastic tour-
ing and hanging out with them. Their
minimalist indie rock counters Caribou's
layered, textured sound to create great
shows where "one band is not the pre-
cursor to the next," he said.
Plus, despite their name, "they're the
nicest guys you'll ever meet."
ADRIAN RUHI 0 AVENUE WRITER
Neptunes fans, rejoice:
While Pharrell Williams
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as of late (with the excep-
tion of Clipse), his partner
Chad Hugo has cooked
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singer Kenna. "Make Sure They See My Face"
oozes originality and freshness not heard from
the Neptunes in years.
Kenna's sound is distinct. His singing voice
has little range and sits somewhere between
Thom Yorke and Slick Rick, but it sounds per-
fect when paired with the Neptunes' lush blend
of synth-pop, hip-hop, rock and electronic
The energetic "Out of Control (State of
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pianos, while syncopated drums and guitars on
"Sun Red, Sky Blue" serve as an atypical ballad
"Make Sure They See My Face" is the type
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genre section at a record store. But don't let that
turn you away from hearing this excellent col-
lection of songs.
Trimming trends: hair, Nair or barely there?
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There comes a time in every woman's
life when she needs to make a seminal deci-
* sion: full-on bush, landing strip or bare?
You see, the grooming and maintenance
of one's girly parts has slowly become an
epidemic. You can't even blame Britney for
the peek-a-boo show. The upper echelons of
pop culture parading their hairless privates
only demonstrates just how far the trend
has permeated society (the trendy lack of
:;hair, I mean, not lack of underwear that's
still never acceptable).
I can't help but think that the pressure to
be perfectly bronzed, tweezed, exfoliated,
buffed and bare has brought us to desper-
See, the thing that guys don't know is
that perfectly pomish, prepubescent-look-
ing punani comes at a price.
Take the popular Biazilian wax. In finan-
cial terms, it costs around $60. But imagine
the other costs: growing the hair to at least
an inch long beforehand, the Lamaze-style
breathing and painful lip-biting during and
the baby powder administering afterward.
The alterativ eeem only slightly less
grim shaving leaves bumps and Nair
smells. It certainly all adds more meaning
to the adage "Beauty is pain."
But is the pain worth the pleasure?
I agree a good degree of maintenance is
always warmly received, but there should
be limits to how far we go.
I shouldn't be expected to be perfectly
coiffed, which basically entails being sans
any coif at all, if it's not what I really want.
So how do the guys feel?
Surprisingly, a sampling of some guy
friends and my own boyfriend revealed
they don't neces-
sarily think less is
most men are just
happy to see you pantyless; they only ask
their lady friends to be "neat and clean" in
appearance, and they're willing to keep up
with their own manly manes.
Regardless, the trend, unlike the hair,
doesn't seem like it's going to be gotten
rid of anytime soon, so we might as well
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First Month FREE!!!!
1BR/1BA sublease in 4BR/4BA on Bus
Route Less than 3 mins to UF/Shands,
$529/mth Incl. Utilies!! Move in today & get
First Month FREEII Call Mallory for more info
SUBLET- MOVE IN NOW DON'T PAY RENT
TIL DEC 1ST. Bdrm w/ prvt bath in 2 bdrm
unit. Both bdrms available. $579. per mth per
rm. Incids cable(HBO), internet, utilities. 727
1/1 Apt Available or Room in shared 3/3
condo. Windsor Park. Util incl, internet, cable,
fitness center, pool, sports court. $475. Call
305-962-4416 or 305-408-4330 or email:
it -" uunTurnisneareo ,; **!J
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1 BR apt. $345/mo.
*1BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 12-5-71-2
3/3 HOUSE COMPLETELY REMODELED!
Free UF parking! HUGE fenced yard!
W/D! Perfect for pets! Wood floors
Fireplaces ONLY $415 per person
$199 1st month's rent
1 & 2 BRs FOR JANUARY!
>From ONLY $639/mo!
Bus Stop Nice Pools
Pets Ok 335-PARK 12-5-71-2
BE THE FIRST-IN THE LAST!
BRAND NEW IN 2007 3/3TH
Unparalleded Luxury in Downtown
From only $1659 with cable & internet
Huge bedrooms w/walk-in closets!
Only 1 mile to UF*Steps to nightlife
ONLY 1 LEFT!!! 338-0002
Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to shop-
ping, bus line and a few miles from UF. Price
range $425 to $525. Includes water, sewer,
garbage and pest control. Sorry no pets
allowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 12-5-71-2
1BRs FOR JANUARY
>From ONLY $550/mo!
Nice Pools & Courtyards
Walk/Bike to UF + Quiet
Pets Ok 372-7555 12-5-71-2
Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner.
538-2181 Iv message 12-5-71-2
Stop looking and live here
Great 2BR under $8001 w/washer&dryer
Move in today or November! Your choice!
Includes alarm, patio, disposal, D/W
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 & 3/3 TH
1. Month Free Rent
Free cable w/HBO & Show & Tanning
Gated*Game Rm*Pet Friendly
Move in today! 367-9910
Your PERFECT Match!
HUGE 1, 2, &3 BRS!
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 froni 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 in]
Call for Specials: 372-8100
2 bedrooms avail. NOW
FREE Tanning, Aerobics Center
Pool w/BBQ, Awesome Bus Route
Ask about our RENT REBATES
Just 1.3 mi from UF 377-7401
Be the BIGGEST on the block!
2Bdrs for FALL $839. We love ALL pets!
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
GREAT Specials! 352-332-7401
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 12-
MOVE IN NOW!
HUGE 1/1 FOR Imm.
Walk-in closet Screened porch
W/D Luxurious amenities
Close to UF and SFCC
352-372-0400 Call for specials 12-5-71-2
Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gaineiville
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 Plazal
Water included! Pets welcome!
SPECIAL LOW RATES starting at $649!
Call now! 352-376-1248
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
313's from only $486 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $452 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Routel
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes wlW/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable
352-332-7401 12-5-71-2 .
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Sunfurnished ufunished unurnised unfurnished. OOna
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 MI FEES
BIG AND CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq ft $675
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $750
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also
available 373-4423 www.maximumre.com
Rooms and studios
ACROSS FROM UF!
Starting at ONLY $465
Open late and weekends
Reserve Now For January 2007!
Downtown-Studios, 1, 2, & 3's
It is never too early to sign! 338-0002
2br, 3br or 4br Move-in Sept
and pay no rent in Oct! Close to UF,
pets adored, tennis, bball, 2 pools
376-2507 or www.bivenscove.com
*NO MOVE IN COSTS*
Starting at $499bdr
2BR TH & 3BR Flats
Walk to UF/Pet friendly
Museum Walk *379-WALK
Brand new 2BR/2BA condos for rent 3 blocks
from UF. Be the first to live in these luxurious
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.
Whales, Elephants, & Dinosaurs
OK, now that we have you thinking BIG, think
BIG rooms, BIG amenities, and BIG Savings
(until April 30th, 2007). 5 minutes from UF
and Shands.Open Weekends
Ask About Our Move In Specials
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW 62nd Blvd 371-8009
Ask About Our Move-In Specials
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages,
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
701 SW 62nd Blvd 373-6330
Gainesville's Best Kept Secret!
Unforgettable 1/1 and 2/1 apartments
LIMITED TIME ONLY SPECIAL!
2/1's for only $749/month!
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
MODEL NOW OPEN
For Sale or Lease
Comer of NW 3rd Place & 14th Street
Available Now and November Walk to UF
1 BR washer/dryer free
cox cable internet $775
3BR house 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 12-5-07-71-2
LIVE ALONE **
1BR VILLA ONLY $539, Sept FREE
1/2 mile to UF & Butler Plaza
Walk-In closet! Alarms avail
375-3077 Avail NOW & FALL. Open Sat.
1 BR apt. w/pvt gated courtyard in small quiet
professional complex. Close to ShandsNA
Single quiet prof/serious Grad student only.
$540/mo, 1 pet < 50 pounds at $25/mo ar-
ranged. 352 377-2150 Please leave a msg.
No app or pet fee. Townhouse 2BR/1 BA, fire-
place, privacy fence, modem appliances, C/
AC. 1000 SW59th Terr. Other units available.
Short lease ok some units $575/mo. Leave
detailed msg 331-2099 10-19-07-40-2
CLOSEST to UF/Shands
Enjoy privacy & convenience
1BR 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!
2BR/1.5BA TOWER OAKS
Sun porch, deck, tile floors, fenced yard,
dishwasher, W/D, ceiling fans, close to UF
and shopping. NS $650/mo + $650 security
deposit. Call 374-7175 10-12-07-20-2
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!l
Its-a MUST SEE!
333-1120 Call NOW! 12-5-51-2
Only $485 FREE water
October only $295,
Great Location .next to Butler Plaza
Call TODAY"377-2596 12-5-51-2
LIGHT AND AIRY 3/2 HOME IN
SPRINGTREE OFF 39TH AVE. Fenced
yard, covered patio, garage. Close to shop-
ping, schools, YMCA. $1100/Mo + S.D. 2818
NW 39th PI avail now. 352-538-9829 10-
1116 SW 2nd Ave. Walk to campus. No
Dogs. Available now. Call 352-337-9600 10-
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,
$1095/rent, 1525 NE 6th Terrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
CASABLANCA WEST 3BR 2.5BA TH,
Porch, W/D hookups, pool, $895/rent
2735 SW 35th Place #201
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
BIKE TO CAMPUS Private 2BR 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 utils paid.
Convenient, good neighborhood. $615-$630.
373-8310, 219-3937 10-16-10-2
Spacious 2000 sq ff home in Blues Creek.
3BR/2BA/2CG, AC, fans, yrd serve 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
Townhouse apt. 2BR/1.5BA, amenities, pri-
vacy backyard, bike to campus. $535/mo.
Leave message 352-379-5702, Cell 386-
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
RIGHT Place, RIGHT Price, RIGHT NOW!
Across street from VA hospital. Walk to
Shands, UF, Vet school.1 & 2 BR condo-
homes from $625 available for immediate
move-in. Grad student & hospital employee
discounts. Renovated units avail. Cats OK.
Union Properties, Summit House 376-9668
1920's Bungelow NE 10th St. W/D hk-ups.
Hardwood, fans, large backyard, excellent
condition, $900/mo No Dogs 373-3736 11-
Available in Fall. 1-2-3 bedrooms, Hardwood
floors, fans, porches, downtown. No dogs.
1st-last-security. 378-3704 11-6-07-38-2
Apartments Sublet & Roommates
1 BR in 2BR/1 BA sublease avail. Walk to SW
Rec Center. $400/mo includes utils also
free cable & wireless intemet. Lots of buses
passing by. Call 352-262-6912 10-18-18-3
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 & morel 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. Kad 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
1 BD in 4/4 APT
1st month rent free!
$325/mo + utilities
$474/mo. Great since
4BR/4BA on bus rte I
mates. Call 786-973-6!
OCTOBER FREE 10-1
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-
COUNTRYSIDE CONDO 1BR/1BA avail 1/1/
08 in 4BR/4BA unit. $465 all utils incl, W/D,
exercise room, pool, direct bus to UF 3 miles,
ethemet 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 rempdg ed 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 1BR/1BA 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 New Yorkers looking for a roommate for a
3/2 just 2 miles from UF. Washer/Dryer, in-
emrnet, 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
Roommate needed to share 3BR/2.5BA
townhouse. Incl all uitis, W/D, dishwasher,
pool, tennis courts & more. Close toJUF, on
two bus routes. Available now. MUST CALL
One male roommate needed for 3BR/2BA
house in Palm Grove 5 miles from campus
$290/mo. Contact Ryan ASAP 941-586-9992
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on our many condominium communities.
There's something for every lifestyle!. 12-
NEW 1,2&3BR Condos Starting at $159K
3y UF. Gated. Covered, assigned parking
Matt & Tiffany Thomas Realtors
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
352-494-0194 & 352-316-5556
I BUY PROPERTY
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Let metuy your problem. 352-278-9347
As is bank owned condos in La Mancha.
Carpet, appliances, some with furniture.
Easy to show 4BR/2BA. Call Bettye Stoney
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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
A DEAL in the DUCKPOND! Great 3/2 home
for sale, 2000 sq.ft. plus add'lI a/c wkshop.
Vintage charm with all updates. Double lot
w/privacy fence & deck. $285K Call Marsha
Philips, ERA Trend Realty 352-215-8013.
BED -QUEEN $110 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-5-71-6
BED FULL SIZE $85 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $375
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-7490
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 12-5-71-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 12-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-5-71-6
**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
"Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846. 12-5-71-6
Bed-All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-5-71-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-5-71-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-5-71-6
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
4N_ WASHER 5-cycle & DRYER 4-cycle 3 temp
$350 for both. 466-3654 10-15-07-5-6
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 12-5-71-7
Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount
w/ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041.
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
3 a Computers
LAPTOP JACK REPAIR
Do you have a Loose Power Jack?
We can help before its is too late!
Professional Motherboard Soldering
Problems from loose jack may include:
Loss of Battery Life, Damaged Power
Adaptor, Data Loss and more.
Prevent damage to your computer,
Let Us Help!
Microtherm, Inc. 352-336-6666
a l Electronics
*** GATORS CAR ALARMS $99.95000
0000s0 INSTALLED FREE! ******
Gainesville's Oldest Car Stereo Store.
WAREHOUSE PRICES AUDIO OUTLET
a Bicycles 3
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN).
oil For Sale
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-5-71-10
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENTAUCTIONS
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
PARTY SUPPLIES: Complete line of Bar
Supplies, glassware, beer taps, draft beer
equipment. Professional Cooking Utensils.
R.,W. Beaty Co. 4322 NW 13th St, Gville
RWBEATY.COM 376-5939 12-5-72-10
BOOKS BY BOB BRACKIN
visit my website www.bobbrackin.com
STAR TREK NEXT GENERATION
Excellent Condition. $2500. Call 374-6619
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Scooters from $899. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Go-Ped,
Schwinn, others. 2 yr warrantees.
3550 SW 34th St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
New convenient location now openly
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 -
0| Motorcycles, Mopeds)
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
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-5-71-12
CARS -CARS Buy*SellTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
*** FREE FREE FREE* FREE***
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 12-5-71-12
CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas 0 Chevys 0 Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
*FAST CASH PAID*
For any car, truck, or SUV Running or not.
'94 and up. Call Segovia 352-284-8619 12-
Sun City Auto Sales
2306 NE Waldo Rd. 338-1999
All Vehicles 0 down warranty available
No credit check we finance anyone
Buy here Pay here warranty available
Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N. Main St. 375-9090
$2000 discount off any financed vehicle
No credit check we finance anyone
Buy here Pay here warranty available
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; origirfal owner. $1,400: .
bp to 616 IL
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2007 E ALLIGATOR, 15
0* Autos 1
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE automatic, 2door,
91k miles, gold with light brown interior.CD
player, cruise control, power locks, windows,
and steering, anti-lock brakes. $4600. 352-
Bro, Get tasered with top CA$H for your gold,
silver, diamonds, rolex watches, or anything
of value! Best Jewelry & Loan Pawnbrokers,
523 NW 3rd Ave, www.bestpawnbroker.com
FAST CA$H for FAST TIMES! 371-4367 now
1993 TOYOTA CAMRY el
$2400/OBO. Call 386-454-0973 10-11-3-12 Help 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-
BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 10-15-07-71-13
This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings
Sthe independents florida
RETAIL ADVERTISING MANAGER
We are looking for a motivated, ener-
getic and sales driven individual to train a
student sales staff in outside advertising
sales. Emphasis on building new business
relationships and increasing existing client
base. Newspaper ad sales background an
advantage. Marketing experience a plus.
The job is 100% sales. Modest salary, good
benefits and excellent working environment.
With resume, send cover letter that must
include salary requirements for you to be
condisered for an interview. Send to: General
Manager, The Independent Florida Alligator,
POB 14257, Gainesville, FL. 32604 Or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls. EOE.
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What's black and white and
"read" all over???
The Independent Florida Alligator
And you can be part of the sales team of
the largest college newspaper in the
country by applying to become an
(this is a non-paid summer position
requiring 12-15 hours per week
possibly leading to a paid sales position)
If you are a UF or
SFCC student available
to work both fall AND spring and are
eager to gain valuable sales experience,
stop by the Alligator. 1105 W. University
Avenue, to fill.out an application and
class schedule by Oct 12th. We will contact
you for an interview opportunity to
get your career jump started! EEO/AA
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving
record, drug-free, personal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 12-5-71-14
CNA CLASS: $250! learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out:
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Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on- the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 12-
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
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Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
$12 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.67 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
$8.35-$9.40/hr MANAGERS in training
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com/jobs
Or at any of the 6 locations. 12-5-71-14
Gator Domino's is growing again. We are
looking for career oriented team mem-
bers. Now hiring Assistant Managers and
future GMs. $8.35-$9.40/hr for Managers
in training. GMs $40k+. Send resumes to
* Freddie@gatordominos.com. Learn more at
POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political &
Corporate Campaigns. Up to $9/hr + bonus
potential. 371-5888 ext 111, 4112 NW 22 Dr.
SE ll Help Wanted
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on surveys.
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 X301 x301
DELIVERY DRIVERS up to $12/hr.
KITCHEN HELP $7.00-$7.25/hr.
CALIFORNIA CHICKEN GRILL 378-2442
Imagine Learning Center 371-5450 Taking
applications from reliable, creative individu-
als who enjoy working with children 8-25-
For adult entertainment company. Make
$1000+/wk. Flex sched 378-3312 12-5-
* Get Paid & Have Fun 0 Flexible Hrs
& Competitive $ Sales Experience
Required eBay exp. + 0 Resume to
HARRY'S SEAFOOD BAR & GRILL
Please apply at 110 SE 1st Street
Customer Service Reps Needed
Fora major telecom company. Flexible hours.
PT or FT. No nights or weekends. Bilingual a
plus. EEOC. 372-2051 12-5-94-14
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
Bring this Ad and Earn an
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DCI Biologicals 150 NW6th St.
Now hiring COOK & CASHIER PT/FT. Apply
in person 600 NW 75th St. Benefits include
FREE MEALS 12-5-71-14
floor a major telecom company. 9am-4pm.
FT. No nights or weekends. Bilingual a plus.
Agressive go-getters only. Up to $25/hr,
salary + commission. EEOC 372-2051 12-
PARK PLACE CAR WASH
Now Hiring FT & PT positions available.
Great environment, flexible hours. Apply in
person 7404 NW4th Blvd-Across from Home
Phone Survey Interviewers Wanted.
Start work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedules! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call NOW!
SEARS, OAKS MALL
Now hiring sales & stock positions. See store
for inquires, may apply online. AA/EOE 10-
W .Help Wanted
STUDENTS, WHY WAIT TO GRADUATE?
Earn while you learn!
50% COMMISSION P/T
Call: 1-800-631-2648 10-25-07-41-14
LOOKING TO GETA HEAD START?
How would it feel to be making 6 figures
before you graduate? Call and I'll show you!
Earn $800-$3200 a month
to drive brand new cars with ads placed on
them. www.AdCarClub.com 12-5-62-14
FAMILY BUSINESS Looking to hire
ANIMAL TECH FOR REPTILE FARM.*
Must be responsible and able to follow direc-
tions PT & FT available. Start $6.75/hr. Call
Country home/office needs reliable person
for ODD JOBS, YARD WORK, ERRANDS.
Part time. Begin $8.50/hr. Call Sebastian
Opportunities in TV and Film production.
All looks needed, no experience required
for casting calls. Call 877-218-6224 12-5-
Earn up to $70 per day. Undercover
Shoppers needed to judge retail & dining
establishments. Exp not required. 800-722-
Help wanted PT exp, grill cook, cook with
Chinese wok exp, dishwasher or expo.
Looking for reliabel, hard-working, and lunch
avail. Apply in person at Bento Cafe 3832
W. Newberry Rd, next to Moes. Flex hrs.
Do you care about the Environment and
want to work your own hours around your
schedule? Here is your solution to find out
how. www.legitownanewbusiness.com 10-
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Brand new mother-run co. looking for
nurturing caregivers with flex sched for
on-demand child care. Call 331-5233 or
We want to start 30 ppl.
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; email@example.com
PART TIME WORK
Flexible sched, Start ASAP,
No exp. Necessary, conditions apply.
PROJECT MANAGER TRAINEE
for blind manufacturing & installation co.
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NERO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Now hiring exp servers & host(ess) starting
$4.50/hr + tips. Please apply at 5240 NW
34th SffAcross 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.
hiring customer service reps, PT & FT. Service
exp & phone skills a plus. Flex schedule.
Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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-
Wanted Homework Coach for bright young
man with ADHD, who is a freshman at St.
Francis HS. 5 days per week, $10.00 per
h',jr. Call 377-5025 (Tony or Sherri) for de-
tails. 10-12-07-7-14 -
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.
PT Good money. Flexible hours 331-3557
PT Basic computer, phone and admin skills.
COOK WANTED MEXICAN FOOD &
LANGUAGE A MUST. Food service also
needed, Biplingual a plus. M-S 6am-2pm
shifts. Across from Shands. Ken @ 352-359-
Leasing Agent-PT Exp preferred but not
necessary. Resume req'd. Some weekends.
Apply in person. 2220 SW 34th St. 10-18-
Part-time & full-time sales positions in local
management co. Fax resume, cover letter
& avail schedule to 352-376-6269 or email
LEASING CONSULTANT PT
Needed for G'villes Newest Premier Student
Community. $9hr/comm. Email resumes to
Barbers & Stylist
at 1115 W. University Ave. 352-380-0304
Customer service a must!
E-mail resume:email@example.com 12-
ASST. NEEDED FOR PROF. COUPLE
10 hrs/wk, $8/hr. Cleaning, dog walking,
errands. Fax resume & refs 352-331-8345.
Thu-8: l0pm 11:00 pm and Sat 7:30 am -
10:30arn $6.00 p/hour close to campus for
more info pIse email firstname.lastname@example.org or call
needed to produce creative wildlife and col-
legiate art. Freehand or computer created.
Work from your location p/t or f/t. Call 352-
SCREEN PRESS OPERATOR
Neederor local award-winning screen print-
ing company. FT or PT positions available.
Will train. Call 352-372-8958. 10-12-5-14
CUSTOMER SERVICE SALES REP
Needed to take sales orders over the phone.
Part-time, base pay plus commission. Call
FT & PT Teachers & assistants needed at
play-based child care center for children
ages 6wks to 5 yrs. Must love children! Great
work environment with benefits. Please call
377-2290 or 373-1481 10-31-07-18-14
Pure Swiss Skin Care
Start your own business! Integrity and
Character our keys for success
Call: 919-740-3721 10-12-5-14
Computer Programmer-PT/FT positions
available, students are encouraged
to apply! Please send resumes/availability
to email@example.com. 10-15-5-14
No jobs available, but we pay
cash for CDs and DVDs!
(Oh, and we sell them too.)
Hear Again CDs & DVDs
818 W. University Ave, 32601
Web and email maintenance person. need a
p/t person to send emails, variable working
schedule, update data base accordingly, up-
date web site, etc. email resume to
LA FIESTA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
Hiring servers and dishwashers. Exp pre-
ferred. Apply in person. 9513 NW 39th Ave.
EXPERIENCED SERVERS: Amelia's
Restaurant now hiring top-notch
servers; wine knowledge and open
availability required. Apply at
235 S Main St. #107 Tu-Fr 2:30-4 10-15--
GRAPHICS/WEB DESIGNER (FLASH)
for local co. 3D anim skill is a plus. Must have
expert skills. Email resume & samples to
GREAT OPPORTUNITY, EXCELLENT PAY
UF VETERINARY MEDICAL CENTER:
seeking enthusiastic, outgoing individuals
for part-time Client Services Reps. Contact
Dieter at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Gator Ad" in
subject line. $9-$10/hr. 10-15-07-5-14
Personal Care Assistant: Part-time(20+
hours/week). Preferrable a male who/has ex-
perience assisting persons in a wheel chair.
Call for job descriptions.UF StucJent needing
a PCA. Attentative Pays $500/month Email
today at: email@example.com,or call 352-331-
9971 10-16-07-5-14 /
CBA Level 2 or 3 needed for expanding pri-
vate practice. Gnv area, 20-40 hrs/wk work-
ing w/adults. BCBA supervision provided.
Fax resume to 375-4341. 10-18-07-7-14
2 PT front desk jobs aval. must be able to
work flex. hours, hiring all shifts, apply in
person La Quinta Inn. Customer service exp
a plus. 10-18-07-7-14
Are you paid what you are worth?
$10/h or $10k/mo. YOU DECIDE!!
Casino's Pasta and Pizza now hiring Pizza
Makers. Must have experience making hand-
tossed pizza. $8-$10 hr. We need drivers too.
Join our team of High-Rollers; we bet you'll
love us! 352-377-2121 10-23-07-10-14
Housekeeper $8.00p/hour about 10 hours
per week. House located in NW area near
campus. For more information pise call 352-
Part time Nanny needed for professional
couple in Gainesville: For two children,
10 months and 8 years. Experience with
children less than one year required. Email
resume, references and questions to:
Popular on MySpace? Start up company is
looking for students to use our Mobile Blog.
Get paid to just post pics & video from your
phone. Plus, earn $5 for every friend you re-
fer. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Retail/stock position. FT/PT avail.
Will train. Apply in person.
Pinch a Penny: 7100 W University Ave 10-
$$$ Be anAVON Repl $$$
Work from home, be your own boss, make
lots of money, LOVE your job! No expr.
needed. Email: email@example.com/call: 352-
On 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, & 11/15. Club
Diezel casting call for a psychologicalthriller
to be shot in Miami in the spring/summer.
Actors/Actresses 18 & up only. You must
call Amir @ 305-788-4956 to confirm arrival
at club to meet casting dir. Jimmy Williams.
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
HYPNOTIST Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Elminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self hypnosis. Low
Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH, NGH
certified 379-1079 12-5-71-15 .
EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250' x
160' riding ring, round pen .&jump paddock.
Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19 sepa-
rate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-3175
Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you
certified under 3 wksl Hands-on exp, no
videos. Day/eve/wkend. Class sizes limited.
338-1193 for details. expresstrainingservice
(DOB 01/04/77); 6'00",
163 Ibs, Brown Hair,
Drugs Sale of
Substance In Lieu of
Call (352) 372-STOP
PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
All facilities & amenities, quality instruc-
tion; 15 minutes from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Ctr. 2-11-71-15
Law Office of Vera Page
PIANO / VOICE
All ages. All levels.
30 yrs. exp. Free consultation.
Marriage Visas Employment Visas -
Naturalization. Richard Ruth, Esq.
352-335-6748 www.ruthlaw.com 12-5-
T-SHIRT SCREEN PRINTING
*Call or Stop by for a QUOTE*
MONSTER PRESS 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (in Spin Cycle)
HAIR BY GLENDA
Highlights 2 colors 1/2 head $65, full head
$85 or $20 off haircut w/reg chemical service.
Must mention ad. All credit cards accepted.
** GATOR MOVING & STORAGE **
Local and long-distance moving
10 Free Boxes ($35 valuel.
FL Reg MI 19 One item or a houseful!
Call Now! 352-374-4797, 800-797-6766
Same Day Drop Off Service
Wash Dry & Fold. 65 cents/Lb
A Best Coin Laundry
2411 SW 13th St. Gville. 352-336-0720
Search tutors for all UF and Santa Fe cours-
es! Exam reviews, problem solving sessions,
Get the help you need! 10-30-20-15
D & E PROJECTORS
Rentals from $35/day
FREE Video Production
Pro local producer now taping
3 free UF clubs/Greek/events for
Youtube demos. On camera talent
needed too, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Gators pull off lopsided victory against Gamecocks
., By EVAN DREXLER
From the first point of th6 match,
you could tell it was not going to be
South Carolina's night.
Gamecocks' setter Petra Lorenzi
served the first ball squarely into the
ne, apd the Gators had a lead they
w ald never surrender.
UF swept South Carolina (30-
1 30-18, 30-19) in a quick match
1 wednesday night, extending ,its
winning streak to 16 games. The win
ties the 1987 Gators squad for the
second-best start in team history.
UF was on cruise control for most
of the night, ending the match on a
back-row kill from freshman outside
hitter Callie Rivers.
"We've been practicing back-row
attacks a lot during practice because
we want them to become a part of
our offense," Rivers said. "To end it
and win a long rally felt great."
Marcie Hampton, who appears
to have raised her
game in recent
the match with
a team-high 16
kills and a career-
high .714 hitting
Rivers It didn't go
unnoticed by her
"They're amazing. Her and
Amber (McCray) have been playing
incredible," Rivers said. "You can
learn a lot from both of them."
Middle blocker Kelsey Bowers,
who sat out against Tennessee with
lower back problems on Sunday,
made an appearance in game two,
getting a kill almost immediately
after stepping onto the court. She
was also responsible for the kill that
ended the game.
"(We're) very encouraged," UF
coach Mary Wise said. "We won't
hesitate to play her Monday night."
WATCH WHERE YOU'RE GOING: Alli
Cecchini sat on the bench while
wearing a neck brace Wednesday
night. The sophomore setter in-
jured herself walking into a low-
hanging post outside the football
practice facility earlier in the day,
Wise did not think the injury was
serious, but was unsure if Cecchini
would play Friday at Arkansas.
"(It's) nothing major," Wise said.
Defensive line needs help from backups
UF lacks interior depth
HOOPS, from page 19
Parsons at a very skinny 6-foot-9.
"We don't have the size and strength and length to pound the
ball inside like we have in the past," Donovan said. "The positive
is that we can come up with things that we can't do and some
things that we can do. We've got a lot to get done before our first
game, and hopefully as a coach I can help us get
prepared for that."
The actions of the back-to-back title-winning
coach have made the situation even more dif-
Men's ficult. After spending a summer flip-flopping
Basketball between the NBA and college ranks, he hasn't
had much time to get to know his players.
In addition, Donovan has spent six weeks
recruiting, limiting his interaction with the team.
For freshman forward Adam Allen, Donovan's absence hasn't
been an issue.
"I don't think it's a problem. We have a lot of other coaches
here," Allen said. "With Coach Donovan, it's more of a mental
aspect. He just helps us learn about the game of basketball. He's
so smart sometimes it's ridiculous. After coming from high school
and (now) listening to him, it's just a whole new world."
.- Allen remembers being a little intimidated by the renowned
"He's Coach Donovan, he's kind of got this air about him, but
after a while you realize he's just one of us, and he's not really
scary at all."
FOOTBALL, from page 19
shouldered most of the workload.
The starters are the only defensive tackles with
double-digit tackles on the season.
"I think we travel with 12 defensive linemen,
but they're not playing," Meyer said. "They're oc-
cupying space, and they need to get better."
Few coaches have been better than Meyer after
a bye week. He is 5-0 with a week off since arriving
in Gainesville and compiled a 5-0 record during
FLOOR, from page 19
team, Donovan doesn't want to
make like Kentucky's Big Blue
Madness, which launches fireballs
30 feet into the air with propane
torches ,during player introduc-
Shooting off fireworks and
rolling out the red carpet would
be a bad idea for this team, but
Midnight Madness is more than
just a flashy show.
It gives the students a chance
to get a feel for the members of the
team. No one knows a thing about
these fresh guys.
Joakim Noah announced his
his stint at Utah as well.
Tennessee coach Phil Fulmer can also attest
to the luxury of playing after a bye week. On
Saturday, his squad followed a break by pounding
then-No. 12 Georgia 35-14.
"We were able to rest some guys," Fulmer said.
"It gave us a lot of time for fundamentals, which
we took advantage of."
Meyer will look for a similar result to reverse
his team's ugly trend. The Gators have suffered
through two straight poor fourth quarters that led
to last-minute losses.
arrival to the squad his freshman
year by grooving with Alberta.
You could tell the moment he
started dancing that this kid was
going to be fun.
And what did you get? Aboun-
cy, screaming, ponytail-sporting,
chest pounding quote machine.
Still not sold on the event,
Then take notes from your
mentor, Rick Pitino.
When Louisville lost its big
name players from the 2005 Final
Four team, Pitino put on a regular
practice as his version of the fol-
lowing season's kickoff celebra-
According to USA Today, he
warned that the event wasn't a
show but rather a practice, and it
might not be suitable for young
children because of language.
He gave the fans tidbits of
information during breaks, like
how much muscle Terrance Farley
put on or how high Taquan Dean
Now that Donovan has built
up UF's program, I'd bet diehard
Gators fans would jump at the
chance to witness practice.
But c'mon. Fan appreciation
day? So fans can get autographs
from players who, save for Walter
Hodge, haven't even really played
yet and watch drills that even I
could pull off?
Yup, sounds like madness to
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Donovan adjusts to young, inexperienced squad
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UF coach Billy Donovan calls out a play during the Gators' first-round NCAA Tournament victory against Jack-
son State on February 17 in New Orleans, La.
While fielding questions re-
garding the future of his young
and inexperienced team, UF
men's basketball coach Billy
Donovan was left looking for
When asked about Marreese
Speights the most talked
about player on the roster
- Donovan summed up his
"I think Marreese has made
a lot of great strides, and there's
been a lot of hoopla surrounding
him," Donovan said, "which
shows me that there's no one
else to hoopla around. I've never
seen a guy play two minutes
a game and come into his next
year and get so much attention
in my entire life. The guy makes
a baseline jump shot against
Ohio State, and I really thought
we had Wilt Chamberlain com-
ing back from some of the things
Speights is one of only four
players returning from last
season's national championship
squad. Only one of those four
.ons, and three returning players
in Speights, Dan Werner and
Jonathan Mitchell, whose court-
time has been limited.
The task of shaping this
group into a championship con-
Men's faced this type
Basketball of youth since
his early days
"This is totally new,"
Donovan said. "We have one
player that has played some
significant minutes on a roster
of nine. I don't want to use that
as an excuse, but we have eight
new guys, and I think there's still
a way we need to play."
The style of this year's UF
team is still to be decided. A
main concern is likely to come
from the frontcourt, where, after
the 6-foot-10 Speights, the tall-
est Gator is freshman Chandler
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 18
Gators utilize bye week
By MIKE MCCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
For the UF football team, a little rest
and relaxation is just what the doctor
After back-to-back losses, the No.
13 Gators are using their bye week to
prepare for four-straight games against
UF (4-2, 2-2 Southeastern Conference)
slipped to second place in the SEC East
behind South Carolina, but will have
ample opportunity to reclaim the top
The Gators will face No. 17 Kentucky,
No. 24 Georgia, Vanderbilt and the No. 7
Gamecocks throughout the next month,
and the week off will allow them to pre-
pare for the crucial stretch.
"You never know when you head
into an off week whether it's the right
time or not," Coach Urban Meyer said.
"The last two weeks we have struggled
and not closed the deal. We're going to
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practice this week and get a jumpstart
on a very good Kentucky team."
Aside from game planning for the
Wildcats, the Gators will use the time to
get healthy and increase their depth.
Cornerback Markihe Anderson, who
has yet to start a game because of a knee
injury could return for the Kentucky,
Meyer is looking for a few other cor-
ners to step up before his team faces the
Wildcats and Andre' Woodson, one of
the top quarterbacks in the country.
Jacques Rickerson, Ahmad Black and
Moses Jenkins are being pushed to per-
form and provide relief for starters Joe
Haden and Wondy Pierre-Louis.
"We need help at comer, but they
aren't ready to play," Meyer said
Tuesday. "These next three days we're
going to really utilize that."
Meyer is also trying to shore up his
team at defensive tackle, where Javier
Estopinan and Clint McMillan have
SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 18
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No Madness? That's madness
Forget the upcoming BCS polls or the
Heisman Trophy hoopla.
It's my favorite time of year the time
when orange orbs are removed from their
storage closets, uniforms are dusted off
and shoes start squeaking on wood floors.
But while hoops fans across, the country
will be tucked away in gyms at midnight
this Friday for the start of basketball sea-
son, the O'Dome will be echoing with
UF's two-time national championship
program has decided not to host Midnight
Madness this year.
Instead, the Gators opted for an after-
noon delight a fan appreciation day on
Oct. 21 beginning at 2 p.m.
I know last year's Midnight Madness
wasn't exactly the spectacle fans hoped
for coming off a championship season, but
that's no reason to do away with the event
Bring it back to its glory days when the
players actually scrimmaged each other.
Plus, last year's soiree wasn't all that
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but I don't think the new crop of fresh-
men would have a problem showcasing
"Superman" dance moves or mad ups of
Billy Donovan has been quoted as say-
ing that the late hour made it hard for fans
to show up.
Tell that to the 7-year-old kid I inter-
viewed who stayed up past his bedtime to
get a glimpse of the Gators. The glow on
his face made it seem like he was waiting
up for Santa Claus.
My guess is that with a mostly new
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20, AlLIGATOR I THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2007
Butler sets high standards for rebuilding Gators
By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
One of UF coach Amanda
Butler's favorite quotes is, "Your
only limitation is your expectation."
If that's the case, then the opti-
mism shown by players and coaches
at Wednesday's women's basketball
presLtson media day sets no limit
Though last year's record (9-22,
2-12 Southeastern Conference) may
say otherwise, Butler said the UF
rebuilding process might not take
long at all.
"I think things are going to hap-
pen a lot quicker than most people
think they are," Butler said. "[The
players] understand that they get
to play as a little bit as an underdog
this year. We don't want to play as
an underdog very long. We'll prob-
ably sneak up on a few folks this
season that don't expect much out
Butler made a strong impact in
her first season as the head coach
at University of North Carolina-
Charlotte in 2005-06.
She led the 49ers to a 21-9 record,
winning a share of the Atlantic-10
regular season championship, as
well as earning A-10 Coach of the
Amanda Butler, UF's new women' basketball coach, speaks at a press conference on April 17.
Last season, Butler's -Charlotte
team had a 19-13 record.
The 49ers made it to the second
round of the Women's National
In her attempt to bring success to
UF, she has surrounded herself with
a coaching staff that will aid her in
reaching her goals.
"We have a lot of diversity in our
personality and our approaches to
coaching and recruiting," Butler
said. "But I think that makes us a
good staff. ... Their fingerprints will
be all over [this team]."
Assistant coach David Lowery
noted Butler's ability to get the best
out of her players.
"She's going to embrace you to
do well, but if you screw up, she's
going to get you for that," Lowery
said. "But she's also good enough to
pull you back up."
The coaches said they look for-
ward to Friday, when the team can
officially practice for the first time
this season. They have only been
able to conduct personal workouts
for two hours a week since classes
The practice limit jumps to 20
hours a week this weekend.
"We need 20 hours," Butler said.
Maximizing their practice time
should be a key goal for the Gators
Their schedule includes 18 teams
that reached the postseason in 2007,
and Butler said it is one of the tough-
est in program history.
"We. want to play against the
best, and measure ourselves against
the best and find the recruits who
are looking for the opportunity to
go head to head with the best," she
Still, Butler knows UF has a long
way to go before being seen in the
same light as other SEC teams,
including defending national cham-
"It is a big mountain it is a
big challenge," Butler said. "But if
you're frightened by that or you're
intimidated by that, then UF is not
the right place for you."
The returning Gators accounted
for 78.1 percent of the squads scor-
ing and 76.8 percent of its rebounds
last season, but Butler feels like this
year has the potential to be differ-
"Change inspires people some-
times," Butler said; "A new op-
portunity, a clean slate, a different
opportunity than maybe what they
had last year. ...We've started with
generating championship expecta-
tions, and then we're going to work
to that level."
"She's going to embrace
you to do well, but if you
screw up, she's going to
get you for that."
UF assistant coach
Butler's passion has been em-
braced by her players.
"She's always hyped," junior
guard Sha Brooks said. "She's
always yelling things, talking us
Added junior forward Marshae
Doston: "She's showing energy and
showing intensity," junior forward
"Why not us?"
During" Butler's introductory
press conference back in April, she
said it was a dream come true to
coach at her alma mater.
Now she has set the bar a little
"I have revised that over the past
six months to say that it is the be-
ginning of the dream," Butler said.
"Our dream will come true when
we actually are cutting down our
nets when we are putting those
crystal basketballs in the trophy
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