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VOLUME 101 ISSUE 45
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2007
Taser report backs officers
By KIM WILMATH
Alligator Staff Writer
The UF police officers who Tasered
Andrew Meyer at a September speech
were well within the guidelines for use of
force, according to a report from the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement's investi-
Eddie King and Nicole Lynn Mallo
- the two officers who were suspended
with pay after the event are back on duty,
UF President Bernie Machen wrote in an e-
The report stated that the officers used
a Taser because it would provide minimal
injury, have no lasting side effects, and the
officers would gain control in the least time
with the least effort.
The officers opted not to use OC spray,
known as pepper spray,
because it could have also
affected other members of
the audience, the report
SE'- Other options would
- ? .... have been to use hand
strikes, kicks, knee strikes
or batons. These methods
were not used because
they would have caused greater injury to
Meyer, the report said.
Meyer, a UF telecommunication senior,
was Tasered and arrested after officers said
he resisted arrest with violence and dis-
turbed the peace at a Sen. John Kerry speech
Meyer and his lawyer, Robert Griscti,
could not comment on the investigation be-
cause Meyer's charges are pending, Griscti
wrote in a statement.
Meyer faces a third-degree felony for re-
sisting arrest with violence and a second-de-
gree misdemeanor for disturbing the peace.
The report stated that Meyer acted with
"active physical resistance," meaning he
either tensed his body or tried to push or
Under guidelines for police use of force,
SEE FDLE, PAGE 8
Circus attracts families, protesters
* THE COLE BROS. CIRCUS
IS AT THE OAKS MALL.
By JENNIFER BINGAMAN
Alligator Contributing Writer
Black, pink and baby-blue
poodles rode in a tiny pink car
and jumped from a ladder sus-
pended in the air Wednesday
It was just a small moment in
the show of Cole Bros. Circus at
The Oaks Mall, led by ringmas-
ter Chris Connors.
The poodles arrived in an
old-fashioned, hot-pink minia-
They leapt through rings,
barrel-rolled and rode around
on feather-covered scooters.
A white poodle leapt from a
ladder into the safety of a purple
blanket shortly before the poo-
dles exited the tent walking on
their hind legs in a conga line.
Performing to the tune of
"Wipe Out," three giant el-
ephants danced and skipped
in a thundering fashion around
The crowd let out shouts of
amazement as the elephants
stood on only two feet and per-
While the display was pleas-
ing to onlookers, protesters were
outside the circus.
Animal Activists of Alachua,
Scott Robertson / Alligator Staff
Encouraged by commands from its trainer, an elephant poses for the audience during the Cole
Bros. Circus in The Oaks Mall parking lot Wednesday night.
a student-run animal rights
group, held signs that read "The
Cruelest Show on Earth."
Kavita Rajasekhar, a 25-year-
old UF medical student and
member of the group, said the
treatment of elephants in the
circus is inhumane.
She said the elephants are
trained by whipping them in
their trunks and legs.
"It's not like they have this
thick skin that doesn't hurt,"
Renee Storey, a spokesperson
for the Cole Bros. Circus, said the
tool that trainers use, called an
ankus, serves the same purpose
as a leash and collar for a dog.
"It is used as a guiding
device," Storey said. "Not as a
device for punishment."
While elephants and poodles
SEE CIRCUS, PAGE 5
By KORI FREDERICK
Despite a steady drizzle, about 50
UF students showed up Wednesday
to discuss the uses of a renewable
energy fee. The forum was part
of festivities for National Campus
Last spring, 78 percent of students
voted in favor of a 50-cent-per-credit
tuition increase to be used for re-
search and development into renew-
able energy on campus. Student
Government passed legislation sup-
porting the fee Tuesday night.
But university administrators
wanted to move forward with the
new technology fee, which will be
applied in 2009, before considering
whether to approve the renewable
"This will add up to
$650,000 for renewable
energy at UF."
Gators for a Sustainable Campus
The fee breaks down to $7 a se-
mester per student, or $14 a year,
said Kelly Moosbrugger, treasurer of
Gators for a Sustainable Campus.
"This will add up to $650,000 for
renewable energy at UF," she said.
Moosbrugger said a committee of
students, staff and faculty would be
responsible for how the fee is used if
it is passed. If all 11 state universities
chose to adopt the fee, it could gener-
ate $3 million a year, she said.
Jesika Allen, a UF English senior,
said she's finally glad to see someone
SEE SUSTAIN, PAGE 8
Stafford looks to
erase last season's
nightmare of a
game against the
Gators. He was
sacked four times
and threw two
See story, pg. 23.
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Reitz Union Colonnade,
2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., today
UF's Air Force ROTC will be
holding a career day.
Ham Museum, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.,
The event will include a musi-
cal tour through the museum.
Reitz Union Rion Ballroom,
9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., today
Nada Surf will be playing a free
Reitz Union Rion Ballroom,
7 p.m., Friday
The Black Student Union will
be crowning the winners of the
group's Homecoming Court.
Closing Ceremony .
Reitz Union Ampitheatre,
7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday
The Filipino Student
Association will be holding its
dosing ceremony as part of
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25,2007 U ALLIGATOR, 3
Stuzin popular spot for 'cruising'
By JACLYN STARK
Alligator Contributing Writer
The men's restroom of Stuzin Hall
on UF's campus is a top spot for gay
"cruising" in Gainesville, according
to a Web site that lists popular cruis-
Members of Squirt.org, who are
identified by screen names to protect
their identities, have posted more
than 100 comments about Stuzin Hall
to discuss experiences and to arrange
meetings in the men's restrooms for
All kinds of people participate
in cruising in order to find same-sex
partners for a "one-night stand," said
Evan Lauteria, an intern for Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
Affairs at UF.
Cruising is a forum in which
people can practice same-sex rela-
tions without having to identify
themselves as a member of the LGBT
community, said Lauteria, who is
also the director of the Intercollegiate
"There are members of the LGBT
community who do cruise, but not
everyone who cruises is a member of
the LGBT community," he said.
Cruising could reinforce negative
ideas that the LGBT community is
promiscuous and not able to main-
tain relationships, Lauteria said.
Brett Scharf, a UF health science
junior, said another UF student heard
Stuzin Hall was an active cruising
spot and decided to investigate it.
"There are members of the
LGBT community who do
cruise, but not everyone
who cruises is a member of
the LGBT community."
intern for LGBT Affairs at UF
"My friend told a few of us about
Stuzin as a ground for gay cruising,"
he said. "This guy wanted to find
out if a Web site [Squirt.org] he came
across contained factual information,
so he went to the source to test it."
The student did not engage in
sexual relations, but he signaled
to someone in the men's restroom,
received a response and then left,
Employees who work in the
Stuzin Hall area say they doubt
the rumors are true. UF graduate
students Eean Crawford and Jessica
Saul, who share an office a few doors
down from a men's restroom in
Stuzin Hall, said they haven't noticed
Capt. Jeff Holcomb, spokesman
for the University Police Department,
said gay cruising isn't a major prob-
lem on campus.
"In the past, we've had problems
with situations like this, but it's been
at least ten years or so since we've
had complaints about it," Holcomb
Holcomb said there used to be
concerns with several buildings, and
officers were working undercover to
"We've actually made arrests this
way," he said. The past problems
with cruising occurred mostly in
Matherly Hall, Holcomb said.
UN raises money
By KATIE GALLAGHER
UF Model United
Nations raised more than
$250 for malaria preven-
tion Wednesday as part of
National United Nations
The group set up tables
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. near
donations from passersby
and people eating Krishna
coordinator and confer-
ence service director, said
the group hoped to raise
at least $600 for Nothing
But Nets, a campaign that
mosquito nets to people in
areas at risk for malaria in
The money will all go
to Nothing But Nets to buy
the $10 nets, which are large
enough for an entire family
to sleep under, she said.
The group set up a small
basketball hoop to attract
"I think the most im-
LoCal we're here
News for is to raise
The Model UN chose
to raise money for malaria
prevention because it feels it
is an issue that is not given
enough attention, she said.
Model UN President
Justin Berlin said the group
will go to organizations on
campus this week to raise
the rest of the money to
reach its goal.
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Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Once dubbed the "naughty boy" of modern dance by
Martha Graham, Paul Taylor's provocative choreography is
more than avant-garde and sharper than cutting-edge. Setting
the "gold standard" for more than 50 years, the Paul Taylor
Dance Company performs classic works, .such as Aureole,
along with newer works, such as Promethean Fire.
There will be a post-performance discussion with the company.
Student tickets to UFPA events are available at the Phillips Center Box Office or
the University Box Office. Non-student tickets are available at all Ticketmaster
locations or by calling the Phillips Center Box Office at 392-ARTS (2787).
SUniversity of Florida Performing Arts is supported in part by
University of Florida Student Government.
Events, dates, times and programs are subject to change.
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4, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25,2007
UF offers vaccine for flu season
By DEVIN CULCLASURE
Wednesday's damp, chilly weather
was a hint of the approaching winter
and its corresponding flu season.
UF's Student Health Care Center
and the Healthy Gator 2010 Coalition
announced in a news release
Wednesday that they are launching a
fall campaign to prevent the spread of
infectious diseases on campus.
Both organizations are urging
students to receive vaccinations for
influenza and meningococcal menin-
gitis, which can spread easily among
college students facing crowded
classes, shared living spaces and a
Students can get flu shots, which
help build immune system protection
prior to flu season, for $5 at SHCC,
while faculty and staff will have to
shell out $25.
Those who have not been vacci-
nated for meningitis are also encour-
aged to spend $126 for a vaccine called
Menactra that decreases but does not
eliminate the risk of infection.
Though the vaccine is mandatory
for new students prior to registration,
they can waive the prerequisite after
reading about the disease and vac-
Meningococcal meningitis can
quickly lead to swelling in the brain,
coma and death.
University of South Florida student
Rachel Futterman, 19, died from men-
ingitis Sept. 24, and a nursing student
from the University of Central Florida
is now hospitalized with the disease.
"The importance of vaccination in
the prevention of meningococcal dis-
ease and influenza cannot be overem-
phasized," said Dr. Phil Barkley, center
director, in the release.
"In combination with a common-
sense approach to the prevention of
common upper respiratory illnesses,
the morbidity and mortality due
to these diseases can be reduced,"
r- Stop Sickness Before it Starts
S Ways to reduce the chances of catching the
flu or meningococcal meningitis:
0 Wash your hands for 15 seconds with plenty of
S soap and water.
Use a hand sanitizer if a sink is not available.
0 Cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue, or cough or
s0r sneeze in the crook of your arm.
*Wipe surfaces regularly with disinfectant wipes.
Don't share drinks or eating utensils with others.
Molly Telfer/ Alligator Staff
Veteran BET comic
performing at UF
* BENJI BROWN WILL
By MARIA THOMAS
Alligator Contributing Writer
Benji Brown, a comedian
and actor, will perform for
UF students today at 8 p.m.
in the Reitz Union Grand
Brown will perform in
an event for Black Student
Union Homecoming Week.
"Anyone can appreciate
his comedy," said Shakelia
LeBlanc, BSU homecoming
The free event will follow
the group's pep rally at 6
p.m., which will incorporate
a special ribbon fundraiser
for the National Association
for the Advancement of
Colored People Legal
Brown is a personality on
Miami's WEDR-FM 99 Jamz
"Big Lip Bandit Morning
But the airwaves aren't
the only place where the co-
median's fans can find him.
On an Internet video,
Brown parodies the "Maury
Povich Show" in a show
in which he plays KiKi, a
mother dressed in a skintight
gold outfit searching for her
Brown is veteran of BET's
Multicultural View" and
"Nick Cannon Presents: Wild
'N Out" in June. He has also
worked with Chris Rock,
the Queens of Comedy and
rap artists Trina and Trick
Unlike other comedians,
Brown tells jokes as both
himself and through his
characters, LeBlanc said
After the show, Brown
will sign autographs and
take pictures with fans.
Arianna Smith, 7, and Chontavia Jones, 11, climb on the batting cage at Greentree Park on 39th
Avenue on Monday night.
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, 5
By APRIL DUDASH
For Andrey Medeiros, the circus means
more than doing daredevil motorcycle moves
for a wide-eyed crowd.
Past the visually pleasing acrobatics and
life-threatening tricks are family bonds be-
tween performers and staff.
Medeiros revs up a motorcycle almost
every night and takes it, for a ride in the
ThunderDrome: The Moto-Globe of Death.
He joins three motorcyclists in a spherical
cage that is about 18 feet wide.
The cage shakes and shimmies as they
weave paths. They can almost touch hands.
Medeiros said that during the dangerous
feat he has to "take care of the guys."
Besides strengthening trust, the band of
traveling nomads sometimes forms everlast-
A man and a woman meet under the big
top and get married.
A baby is born and travels with them
around the country.
The spouses perform together in the circus
and live happily ever after.
Under the flame-retardant vinyl tent,
Medeiros has started his family.
Medeiros, originally from Brazil, met his
wife four years ago while performing gym-
nastics with relatives at Cole Bros. Circus.
"I fell in love with a beautiful girl from
Bulgaria who is a showgirl in the show,"
When his family decided to perform with
another circus, he had the hard choice of stay-
ing with Cole Bros. and his love interest or
leaving it all behind.
"I chose love," he said.
Since then, Medeiros and his wife Viky
have performed and traveled together with
"My wedding was right here in the tent, in
the ring," he said.
His son, Christopher, is the fifth generation
of his family to be in the circus.
He lives in a world where applause is the
stamp of approval, the rowdy noise of suc-
Where elephants are fed marshmallows
by trainers as they're led in circles around the
The Cole Bros. Circus crew travels across
the country, toting its animals and props to
different cities from March to November.
With about 25 semi-trucks in tow, RV
campers full of families follow on their tour
throughout the U.S.
Performance director Chris Connors said
the circus is an international family business.
"As ringmaster, I say, 'Our family wel-
comes your family,'" Connors said.
As a little boy, his family was a member of
the Circus Fans Association of America.
Jimmy James, who was Cole Bros. Circus
ringmaster for 35 years, used to feed him his
bottled milk as a youngster, Connors said.
The career grew on him, and he said he
hopes to live up to the circus reputation of
He has been the Cole Bros. ringmaster for
"Six years ... in circus years, that's 35,"
A motorcyclist rides up the ramp to the entrance of the ThunderDrome during the Cole
Bros. Circus' first act, ThunderDrome: The Moto-Globe of Death, on Wednesday night.
Connors said with a smile.
C.M. Christ, a marketing director for the
circus, compares its big top to a self-sustain-
"It's a city of lights and sights," Christ
The campers rest behind the towering
yellow-and-red big top, creating an intimate
town of larger-than-life props and shuffling
The Abuhadba family keeps about 16
poodles contained by a small fence next to
its camper. Originally from Chile, Rafael
Abuhadba travels with his family and its per-
forming pastel poodles.
As ringmaster, Connors is used to welcom-
ing new international acts into its program
"We're a melting pot on wheels," he said.
It has performers who come from locations
including Bulgaria, Mexico and Guatemala.
It's not unusual for performers and staff to
know multiple languages.
"They all have one language, and that's
circus," Connors said.
Medeiros said his son knows three lan-
guages at his young age.
Christopher, Medeiros' son, was born an
American, although his father is from Brazil
and his mother is from Bulgaria. Medeiros
said this mix of nationalities is a common
quality of a traveling circus.
"For us, it's a normal life," Medeiros said.
"It's a circus life."
Circus performers showcased trapeze stunts, tricks atop moving horses
Cl RCUS, from Page 1
garnered a significant amount of ap-
plause from the crowd, people came
to showcase their talents as well.
The first event for the evening
was the Steel Sphere of Danger fea-
turing the ThunderDrome Riders.
The riders slowly trickled into the
steel cage to showcase their abilities.
The three daredevils revved their
engines as they looped above and
beside one another in the dome.
"You haven't seen anything yet,"
Connors said. "Whatever you do,
don't shut your eyes and hold onto
The sphere unhinged into two
halves as the riders rode above
and below the void within the steel
The Kim Brothers performed
circus tricks atop
Local moving horses in
News what Connors dubbed
Connors introduced the "celes-
tial stars of the flying trapeze," as a
father and his four children entered
The Ponce Family Flyers soared
through the air, performing flips and
twists as they dung to the trapeze.
The youngest, 10-year-old Victoria,
flipped from the trapeze and into
the clutches of her father's hands at
the end of the family's performance.
An 11,000-pound cannon rolled
into the tent as a finale for the eve-
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ning. With a heart-shattering boom,
a woman rocketed out of the cannon
at 65 miles per hour.
"It was a little noisy," said Ben
French, a 41-year-old Gainesville
resident, with his 3-year-old daugh-
"I liked the horses," Madelyn
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6, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2007
Police's Taser use was
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement's
investigation of the Andrew Meyer Tasering in-
cident Tasergate, as we like to call it is complete.
And the University Police Department has been ab-
solved. Never mind that the Tasering was heard 'round
the world. Never mind that it was covered by nearly every
major news outlet in the country. Never mind that the
videos on YouTube made UF a laughingstock to the world
- and Sen. John Kerry, live and in person.
No, once again all is well and good in the world, and
UPD officers Eddie King and Nicole Lynn Mallo are back
on the beat.
Using a Taser gun on Meyer was well within the guide-
lines for use of force, the FDLE's report stated.
That may be true, but one part of the job is. knowing
how to adapt to different situations and react accordingly.
Was it well within the guidelines for use of force for
six UPD officers to hold down one average-sized student?
If they could drag him all the way to the back of the
University Auditorium, couldn't they have just moved
him another few yards into the lobby?
Who knows once the cameras were off of him, Meyer
may have actually acted reasonably. He did, after all, tell
the officers they didn't do anything wrong while he was in
the police car afterward.
This seems to be a case of an overactive student and
some power-hungry cops a volatile combination, to be
So now it's up to UF to determine what to do next. A UF
panel is still looking into UF policies in light of the Taser
event, and will be doing so for at least the rest of the se-
mester. We hope it takes less of a technical approach than
FDLE took and more of a common-sense approach.
Cruel and Unusual
Ah, the circus is in
A timeless tradi-
tion. What's not to love?
Clowns, tightrope walkers,
trapeze artists, human can-
And, oh yeah the ani-
Training for rigorous
performances, dealing with
crowds of screaming people
and being constantly trans-
ported cannot be good for
the animals. The Cole Bros.
Circus has received quite
a bit of criticism for how it
treats its animals, mainly the
The circus has been
charged with animal cru-
elty before, according to
Circuses.com, a Web site that
compiles information about
animal treatment at circuses.
And it's no surprise that
members of Animal Activists
of Alachua protested the
When not performing, the
circus' three elephants were
kept chained up in a park-
Circuses receive a lot of
flak for how they treat their
animals, and with good
reason. Animals were not
meant to be kept in cages and
trained to do stupid tricks
just for the amusement of
even stupider humans.
Troupes such as Cirque du
Soleil have had huge success-
es with animal-free circuses.
It's time for more circuses to
move in that direction.
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Bad body image fu
Finally, there's peace. The dust has cleared. W< 're putting
the horror and the carnage of war behind us Seventeen
Magazine has called a cease-fire in the we r with our
In a video featured on CNN.com, the editor in chief of
Seventeen, Ann Shoket, presented the Body Peace Treaty
The Seventeen Body Peace Treaty advocates self-accep-
tance, inside and out. It's touching, really. I think Seventeen
might have stolen the idea from Chicken Soup for the
Teenage Soul, though.
The treaty consists of conditions that people who sign
must follow, and it boasts the support of various interna-
tional celebrities. Some of the conditions are, "Know that
I'm already beautiful just the way I am," and, "Notice all the
amazing things my body is doing for me every moment I
walk, talk, think and breathe."
Stars who endorse the campaign include Carrie
Underwood, Ciara, Brittany Snow and Pink. So far, the
Seventeen Web site has garnered more than 5,000 "signa-
Seventeen also received backing from "Heroes" star and
Barbie-doll look-alike Hayden Panettiere, who stressed that
she, too, experiences "fat days." In other words, even though
Panettiere knows that America knows she's gorgeous, rich
and famous, she occasionally feels fat and ugly, too.
My parents always told me I was special, but the words
of these celebrities truly affected me. Sitting on the couch and
watching them make millions of dollars off of their looks re-
ally motivates me to listen to their sincere words.
So, great idea, Seventeen. You could also join forces with
Playboy's abstinence-only program. Or what about Zeta Tau
Alpha Sorority's new etiquette education program? Sounds
great in theory. Actually, it just sounds really funny.
As humans, we'd be stupid to ignore the fact that we're all
insecure. But honestly, don't insult our intelligence by round-
ing up a bunch of stars who hide their flaws on a daily basis,
eled by magazines
is just fine.
And it would also be a lot easier
to take Seventeen's well-meaning
campaign seriously if the headlines
on its cover didn't stress the impor-
Stephanie tance of outward appearance.
Rosenberg For example, one headline on the
cover of the newest edition reads
firstname.lastname@example.org "695 Ways To Look Great Every
Day." I thought there was only one
way to look great, Seventeen. I thought accepting myself
would be good enough. Maybe you meant to say there's
always room for self-improvement along with self-accep-
Another Seventeen article in that issue I found very sus-
picious: "Your Hottest Abs, Butt and Legs: Tone your body
fast." According to the conditions of this peace treaty, I
should be happy I have a body at all. I should be happy that
my un-toned body can walk, talk and breathe.
Until there are changes within the magazine itself, the
contradicting messages of the publication renders this treaty
shallow. Don't worry, though. I have a solution to save this
All Seventeen has to do to make this work is get rid of the
makeup section, the clothes section, all the ads except the
"Got Milk?" ads because those are awesome and change
all the content of its magazine to mental health and fitness ar-
ticles. And it should also do away with airbrushing because
that doesn't promote self-acceptance.
Got that, Seventeen? If you want to make this work, no
fashion, makeup, models, ads and absolutely no airbrush-
But wait wouldn't that mean no more Seventeen?
Ah, peace at last.
Stephanie Rosenberg is a junior majoring in journalism.
Her column appears on Thursdays.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Do you agree
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Wednesday's question: Should
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Alligator harmed sorority's reputation
I'm extremely disappointed with the
publicity given to Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority
in Wednesday's Alligator.
Zeta was misrepresented and portrayed
as an organization without integrity, class or
pride in being a part of UF.
As an invited guest at this particular date
function, I can say it was a great success with
the exception of those few incidents.
I found it disappointing that the edito-
rial board made the implication that "they
thought they could get away with it just
because they were Greek."
I am not Greek, and I still think it's terri-
ble the board would make such allegations.
The fact that Zeta's national office is of-
fering to pay for damages reflects the orga-
nization's common ideal of responsibility.
And you're right, "everyone will remem-
ber the time its women trashed a restau-
rant," because you aided in stereotyping on
Page 1 instead of highlighting how Zeta is
trying to raise $30,000 for breast cancer.
Zeta event sounded like a fun night
"Way to embarrass all of UF"? Seriously?
Am I really reading this?
A month after Andrew Meyer was
Tasered by University Police Department
officers, Zeta's date function is the universal
embarrassment for UF?
I had two thoughts when I read this
story: I wish I had gone it sounded like a
good time. And it reminds me of every night
I have ever worked at a bar downtown.
The embarrassment to UF isn't the soror-
ity that's already raised $20,000 this month
for breast cancer research. It's the editorial
board that can't find something more rel-
evant to write about than drunken antics.
acting president, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
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Lately, though, all it seems to produce are
lazy and complacent news reports, such as
the coverage of the "No War, No Warming"
Instead of a not-so-subtle attempt at
infantilizing the anti-war movement, why
not treat it as what it is exciting, progres-
sive political activism provoking student
The Alligator's role should be to foster
discourse, not to make it cute by featuring 9-
year-olds rather than the people who spent
endless hours planning the event.
Criticize it if you want, but investigate
the subject further. Yes, free speech is a great
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SFCC participates in sustainability day for first time
By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Contributing Writer
Gainesville mayor Pegeen
Hanrahan and SFCC President
Jackson Sasser discussed the pos-
sibility of a mass transit system for
SFCC students Wednesday.
The discussion was part of the
first time SFCC participated in the
annual Campus Sustainability Day,
said Julie Garrett, a member of the
Sustainable Santa Fe Committee.
The committee is a group of fac-
ulty, staff and students who are
trying to make SFCC a more sus-
tainable campus, Garrett said.
"Transit is a big issue because
the Santa Fe students don't have
the same opportunity as the
UF students to ride the buses,"
Hanrahan said she and Sasser
will work together to bring the
issue of a mass transit system for
SFCC to the state Legislature's
higher education committee to get
Other than a mass transit
system, Sasser and Hanrahan
discussed other ways for SFCC
to have a more environmentally
friendly campus, which included
recycling and how sustainability
could become a part of every cur-
riculum at the college.
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sustainable SFCC would look like
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Local businesses, nonprofit
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tables up to inform the students
and staff what to do to practice
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of the northwest campus.
Mike Amish represented
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business supply store.
He said Indigo sells things such
as recycled trash bags, cleaning
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shingles, all made from environ-
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"We are trying to help change
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and help them live healthy lives at
the same time," Amish said.
Ramesh Buch, land conserva-
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out which will be preserved and
which will be set up for recre-
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SFCC, said the day is a celebration
of sustainability in higher educa-
Meyer appeared to sound 'elated'
FDLE, from Page 1
that level of resistance warranted officers
to restrain him, move him somewhere else,
hold him to the ground or inflict pain to gain
The report also stated that on the way to
the jail, the police recorded Meyer's conversa-
tion without his knowledge, and Meyer told
officers that they didn't do anything wrong.
He also asked if cameras would be at the
While at jail, Meyer made two phone calls,
which were recorded and reviewed for the in-
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media to investigate the questions about voter
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The State Attorney's Office will decide
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priate. If so, a court date will be scheduled.
"We believe in crossing our T's
and dotting our I's."
State Attorney's Office spokesman
Spencer Mann, spokesman for the attor-
ney's office, said the office would review the
department's report and would consider us-
ing some of the same witnesses, he said.
"We're still in the homework phase," Mann
said. "We believe in crossing our T's and dot-
ting our I's."
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SUSTAIN, from Page 1
"I think it's a great idea," Allen said.
"They should ask us to pay more. Fifty
cents is nothing. We spend more on
textbooks we never even use."
The panel discussed how the mon-
ey could be used.
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01 Three days. Eight venues. 200+ bands.
1 This weekend is Gainesville's annual
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The Fest 6 takes over
downtown this weekend
BETH ROMANIK I AVENUE WRITER
If it seems as though there are
a lot more bearded, PBR-chug-
ging 20-somethings in tight jeans
roaming Gainesville today than
usual, it's not your imagination.
The sixth annual Fest is upon
Hipsters,' punks and music
aficionados of all types have
descended on our fair town to
see the more than 200 bands
that signed up to pack eight of
downtown's most popular music
venues this weekend.
If you're a visitor to
Gainesvegas (or one of a surpris-
ing number of residents who
haven't heard of The Fest's exis-
tence until now but want a part of
it), tear these pages out and put
them in the back pocket of your
Levi's cutoffs. This is a guide to
the best of The Fest.
Best Bands to Keep an
Eye Out For
5. Defiance, Ohio
(Sunday, 4:05 p.m., 2nd Street
It's not every day you find a
band with its roots in punk rock
and a cello on its stage. The acous-
tic folk-punk band Defiance,
Ohio pulls it off, though, and its
enthusiastic show will have you
singing and clapping along with
/1982 : .Durty Nelly's
the banjo and harmonica.
4. Planes Mistaken for Stars
(Friday, 9:40 p.m., Common
It's true: Planes Mistaken For
Stars announced in July that af-
ter a decade of swapping band
members and changing genres,
they decided to part ways. You
should pay tribute to the post-
hardcore band formerly signed to
Gainesville's very own No Idea
3. Paint It Black
(Saturday, midnight, Common
This Philly-based hardcore
punk band's energetic, shout-
singing style is reminiscent of
old-school bands gone by. It's no
wonder, considering current and
past members of Paint It Black
were also involved in the influ-
ential punk bands Lifetime, Kid
Dynamite, Good Riddance and
None More Black.
2. Small Brown Bike
(Sunday, 8 p.m., The Venue)
Small Brown Bike's Fest show
is the last of only five this year,
a special reunion tour after a
breakup in 2004. This could be
your last chance to hear their me-
lodic double vocals and '80s-like
guitar riffs live, so take advan-
tage of it.
Courtesy ot Brian Kelleher
Dillinger Four plays a packed Fest Five show on Oct. 29, 2006. The band returns this weekend for Fest
1. Lopan Takes Japan
(Sunday, 7 p.m., The Venue)
If history is any indicator, this
band is actually another, more
well-known Gainesville band
that also possesses the initials
LTJ, and it's always fun when
they play their hometown. Just
Best Bands Your 31-Year-
Old Brother Would Love
5. Youth Brigade
(Friday, 11:30 p.m., The
Three brothers formed Youth
Brigade in 1980, beginning the
punk epidemic in L.A. They've
broken up and reformed a num-
ber of times, but 2006 brought
these punk legends back to tour-
4. Dillinger Four
(Saturday, 8:30 p.m., The
Chances are you know this
K concert venues
S. The Atlantic
band from a Fat Wreck Chords
compilation, but they go back
much further. Since 1994, they've
put out five albums of their
Americana brand of punk rock,
and as Fest veterans, they'll
definitely play their best crowd-
(Saturday, 7:10 p.m., The
Avail was formed in 1987,
and although they've released
almost a dozen albums, it was
likely 2000's "One Wrench" that
changed the lives of all of us
middle-school punk wannabes.
A live show lets Avail showcase
their range of musical styles,
from classic punk to more pop-
friendly punk to '70s-era rock
(Sunday, 9:20 p.m., The
Seaweed was born around the
same time as many of you fresh-
men, and the band quickly earned
a reputation for its gritty punk
music and energetic live shows.
The influential band broke up
about a decade later, but they
reformed earlier this year and a
new album is in the works.
1. Naked Raygun
(Friday, half past midnight,
Formed in 1981, the Chicago-
based Naked Raygun is consid-
ered one of the first post-punk
bands in the U.S. They broke up
a year later but reformed in 2006,
bringing back their political lyr-
ics and melodic hardcore style of
music to stages.
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The Fest: more than just concerts
FEST, from page 10
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Paint It Black singer Dan Yemin shares the microphone at the band's Fest Five
show last year. The band returns to Fest Six this year.
Best Non-Music Stuff to Do
3. The Civic Media Center Film Fest
(Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4:30 p.m.,
Civic Media Center)
The Civic Media Center will be showing
seven documentaries, including a film about
Iraq war veterans and a Noam Chomsky
2. The Fest Flea Market
(Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.,
University Hotel/Holiday Inn)
This year, The Fest offers its first-ever flea
market. According to The Fest organizers, 60
vendors will showcase their "label, distro,
clothing company or black-market counter-
feit Pogs" to anyone who'd care to come by
and purchase unique crafts from indepen-
1. The Fest Art Show
(Thursday, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., The
This is another Fest first. The Atlantic's
upstairs gallery will showcase artwork from
nine different designers responsible for pho-
tos, album art and merchandise for many
bands we know and love.
Best Band Names
Editor's Note: This section may not be ex-
actly informative, but the title is self-explana-
tory. You should see these bands due to their
5. Witches With Dicks
4. Religious as Fuck
3. Shark Pants
2. Vagina Sore Jr.
1. Bloodbath & Beyond
Fest 6 passes are indeed sold out, but check
out venues to pay a fee and walk in for shows.
Will Matt & Kim's upbeat songs get stuck in your head? Yea, yeah.
BETH ROMANIK I AVENUE WRITER
Nowadays, it seems too many bands have fights
and power struggles, too many albums are seen as
status symbols and too many shows are treated as
Enter Matt and Kim. Bands
The energetic power couple from into it
Brooklyn breathes some fresh air into o w
the pop-punk indie genre with their other t/
uninhibited, unselfconscious brand Anything else tt
of music. is the
Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino Matt Johns
met at art school and, after dating Half of Matt 8
a couple of years, decided to start
messing around with the idea of
forming a band. Creatively, they decided on the band
name Matt & Kim.
"We were just sort of jamming, really," Matt said.
"Kim naturally liked drumming, and I found this key-
board I thought would be cool to learn to play."
And that's pretty much where they are now. Matt
plays fuzzy notes on his keyboard and shouts lyrics ex-
uberantly, while Kim bashes simple, toe-tapping time
signatures on her drum kit and adds a background yell
now and again.
Rather than limiting the band, the fact that they uti-
lize only two instruments (other than their voices) has
just made them think more creatively, Matt said.
"We have to make songs work, which can make cool
things happen that you wouldn't expect to happen,"
he said. "It just makes you do things differently, which
can be good. It gives you good surprises."
Considering the couple is adorable and the band
has no other members, it was inevitable that fans
would draw comparisons between Matt & Kim and
Mates of State.
"We actually didn't hear about them until after our
first couple of shows, after people told us, 'Hey, you're
like this band, we think you'd like them,'" Matt con-
fessed. "So we checked them out, and we like them,
but I think Kim and I just come from a different place.
We come from a more punk rock sort of background,
and they..." Matt hesitated, giving Kim a window in
which to yell into the phone, "It's slow!" causing them
both to laugh.
"Slow" is definitely not a word to describe Matt or
Kim, and definitely not the two of them together. Their
live show sees them rolling out the infectious beats
nonstop, grinning all the while.
"I'd like to try to think of it like a party," Matt said
of their concerts. "We like to have fun what we don't
want to do is have a recital. We want people to come
and let loose."
Consequently, they play more basements and lofts
than clubs, and everyone just laughs when a crowd
surfer almost knocks the set over or someone rushes
onstage to shove pizza in Kim's mouth.
Matt and Kim have been criss-
hould never go crossing the country the past
th any intention couple of years in their minivan,
an to have fun. Martin VANBuren. Their travels are
at comes with it bringing them back to Gainesville
this weekend for The Fest, their last
bonus. show of the year in the U.S.
>n "Our first tour, we did five,
Kim maybe six shows in Florida, and
there was no one at any of them,"
Matt lamented. "Not long after that we came back (to
Florida) and did someTnore shows, and they were all
really awesome. The one in Gainesville was super fun,
so we got revived on Florida."
As for expectations for their show here Sunday,
the first thing Matt thought of to say was, "Well, Kim
is trying to collect every Rhode Island quarter ever
made, so if people at the show want to bring her some,
that would be very cool."
She's got about 600 so far, and "she thinks she's
going to have all of them," Matt said, before Kim inter-
rupted from the background again, "I will have all of
Being showered with quarters is a perk that didn't
occur to Matt & Kim when they started their band.
"Bands should never go into it with any intention
other than to have fun," Matt said. "Anything else that
comes with it is the bonus."
Catch them Sunday at 2nd Street Bakery at 6:05
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Matt & Kim play one of their trademark energetic sets at a concert in Brooklyn. Their Fest show is
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Systems came out with their guitar
simulation game, Guitar Hero, in
2005. College dorms haven't been
the same since.
A sequel and an expansion later,
Guitar Hero is now one of the most
played games on any university's
campus, where everyone loves play-
ing such classics as "Free Bird" by
Lynyrd Skynyrd and "Sweet Child
0' Mine" by Guns N' Roses.
Guitar Hero Ill: Legends of
Rock will be released Sunday. This
time, they have a new developer,
Neversoft (the makers of the Tony
Hawk series), and they're poised to
retake the video game industry.
Unfortunately, they have consid-
erable competition. Harmonix has
teamed up with MTV to make Rock
Band, a game they think will make
Guitar Hero II look like a fourth-
grade strings lesson.
Rock Band, which comes out
Nov. 23, will include the guitar
peripheral just like the previous ren-
ditions of Guitar Hero did and just
like Guitar Hero IIl will. Here's the
kicker: It also includes bass, vocals
and even drums to make the rest of
You and friends will form, name,
dress, customize and play with a
band that you create.
You'll then sweep the nation,
playing songs and gathering fans
on your way to rock glory. You can
play any of the four instruments and
have the computer play the rest, or
you can get your friends to fill in
While Guitar Hero III is tout-
ing a new battle mode, Rock Band
promises to fulfill you and your mu-
sically challenged friends' dreams
of making a band. The game will
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Downloadable full-length albums
and an interesting career mode
make Rock Band all the more in-
teresting. On the other hand, Guitar
Hero III is already wildly popular
and is utilizing a proven formula.
Which game will rock your socks
more? Save it for the stage.
include the guitar, drum kit and
microphone, which includes pitch
recognition technology, peripherals
Of course, the song lineup is
what really matters. Guitar Hero
In has 73 confirmed titles to date,
which allows it to have a few lesser-
known tracks, while Rock Band
relies on 40 mostly hit songs.
The real difference is more in
the downloadable content. Upon
release, Harmonix has guaranteed
new content for Rock Band avail-
able online each week that will often
include complete albums such as
"Who's Next" by The Who and
"Nevermind" by Nirvana, while
Guitar Hero III only has plans for
individual track releases.
It seems that you won't be able
to play through career mode with
bandmates over the Internet in
Rock Band yet, but both games will
include online competition.
Rock Band has the potential to
rock harder than Guitar Hero IIl.
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aceiiss from-campus since Company
1976. This quaint landmark The Gelato Company
establishment with award specializes in homemade *
winning courtyard dining gelato, sorbets, paninis,
is perfect for any date or sandwiches, and salads.
gathering. Open 7 days. We make 20-25 flavors i
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376-2233 1643 NW 1st Ave utmost freshness and
wide variety. Come
check us out in downtown
.. .Gainesville next to
C Harry's. Live pianist Friday
Camellia Court and Saturday. We cater!
Cafe V www.thegelatocompany.com
In the Harn Museum at the 352-373-3153.
UF Cultural Plaza. Enjoy Open: Mon-Wed 10am-
the beautiful tranquility of 12am,
the Harn Museum of Art Thurs-Sat 10am-3am, Sun
while dining at the Camellia
Court Cafe. The cafe offers
r soups, salads, burgers and
sandwiches, tapas, desserts,
wine and beer, plus a
cafe is perfect for casual
dining or special occasions.
Open Daily 11 a.m. 3p.m.
| and until 9p.m. on Museum
. S.W. 34th Street and Hull
P Golden Buddha
_ Where eating
wells means eating
. healthy.. Gainesville's best
I Chinese food. Now with
more sizes available with
more vegetarian options.
As always, generous
Portions, fast service
& super lunch/dinner
combos. FREE DELIVERY
613 NW 16th Ave. 372-
A'82 38O090%-76 C ll
Live pianist Friday and
Saturday. We Cater.
IQ is a trendy mix
of Gelato desserts,
and flatbreads. IQ also
doubles as a sports lounge
and boasts a full bar
featuring liquor, beer and
wine. Whether you're
looking for a quick bite,
after-dinner dessert, or
a place to watch your
favorite NFL / UF football
games, IQ is the place for
you. FREE WiFi internet
service! We also cater.
3 105 SW 34th Street next
to Carrabbas. 352-375-
253 1. Visit us online at
Farah's on the
S.uor oou-7, Io. iu, Avenue
,i menu and specials @o the Gainesville
- GoldenBuddhaSpecial.com Catering to the Gainesville
-- community for the last
27 years. Enjoy the
-'.'... -.. .. atmosphere of our bar,
glass atrium, or cozy
Omi's Kitchen dining room. Famous for
Gainesville's Best in Cuban, our award-winning wings,
. Italian, and Mexican steaks, and burgers. We
cuisine. New menu items also have a large selection
prepared daily! Come of delicious Mediterranean
try our famous Cuban and vegetarian items -
sandwiches and slow :C including falafel and tofu.
roasted pork. We cater 7 3 We are Gainesville's
days a week! Visit us in the premier hookah lounge.
Tower Square Shopping Visit us at for a full menu,
Center at 5729 S.W. 25th catering information,
Street. 373-0301 and a list of our hookah
flavors. 11 20 W University
Ave Next to Bank of
Are you looking to beat
the last of the summer
heat? Or maybe you're
just in the mood for a tasty ,
treat. If so, come help
us celebrate Halloween
at MARBLE SLAB
CREAMERY'S "I SCREAM
NIGHT!" On Monday,
October 29th, MARBLE
SLAB CREAMERY will be
offering a fantastic deal-
BUY ONE GET ONE FOR
99C! Enjoy flavors like
Monster Mash, Vampire
Vittles and Boo Berry!
It's going to be a howl
of a good time. Hope to
see -you there. Located
in Butler Plaza next to
Blockbuster Video & Targe
now Open! Next to PJ's
Coffee. Enjoy sushi, Hice
bowls, noodle bowls and
bento boxes. Try our
Boda tea with ovpr 30
different flavors. First in
Gainesville in a trendy,
hip atmosphere. Open
everyday all day 11 am-
1 Opm. Carry-out or dine-in.
Check out our menu at
8686 Newberry Location.
Location. Two locations to
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La Fortuna Latin Market
& Deli offers a variety of
Hot Latin Food served
Saturday 10:30 7 Lunch
10:30- 5. All Day serving
fresh Cuban, Roast
Pork and Roast Beef
8 sandwiches. Also have
groceries, money transfer
for all countries and cell
phones from Sprint and
SNextel. Located at 125
NW 23rd Ave.
. (352) 371-9496
Hang out on the nicest
k -patio in town while
nejoying the best made
Mildred's to order, made from
BEST DIET FOOD IN scratch Mexican food.
TOWN! Not processed. Serving Gainesville for
Fresh food made from 30 years, 1402 West
scratch- EVERYDAY! Start University Avenue
Living! Mildred's Big City behind the Presbyterian
Food Dinner Menu- North Student Center. Open
Florida's Best Restaurant. 7 days, 11AM to
I Organic local produce, 9PM. 352-378-5948
fresh meats and seafood. www.burritobros.com
Our award winning wine & El T
martini menus are perfect. El Toro
to impress that special Come get full at the Bull!
date. Specialty cakes El Toro invites you to enjoy
can be ordered for any the best tasting food north
occasion. JUST MINUTES of the border. Our food is
FROM CAMPUS ON THE prepared fresh daily using
| BUS ROUTE. 3445 W. only the finest ingredients.
University Ave. 371-1711 El Toro offers sizzling
mildredsbigcityfood.com fajitas, succulent pork
5 specialties, a variety of
New Deal Cafe vegetarian dishes, along
Do you know where YOUR with combination platters
food. comes from? We and a la carte specialties
buy fresh, local products: for lunch and dinner. Our
Produce, meat & fish. NO award winning salsa is
ONE comes close to our a local favorite! Open 7
commitment to sustainable days a week: Mon-Thurs.
agriculture. Voted 1 1 am to 9 pm; Fri & Sat.
gainesville's Best Burger. I1 am to 10 pm; Sunday
This 12oz. MONSTER is 12 pm to 8 pm. Take out
cooked to order and can and catering available. -,
satisfy any appetite. Try 1723 SW 13th St.
our Goat Cheese App, 376-6989
Spinach Flatbread or .- ,,., > .':,
Crispy Dolphin Sandwich -
(No- not Flipper). New I ,
Martini Menu & Beer Gator Tales
Selection! 371-4418 Formerly known as Club
-. .--: .- .. ,- ..., House Grille. Famous for
their chicken wings and
t:- '.fresh grilled hamburgers,
y Gator Tales is Gainesville's
Gyros Plus best sports bar/restaurant
1011 W. University Ave. experience. Come watch
1 1-10 Mon-Sun 336-5323. your UF Gators play on
We have the best Falafel, our flat screen TV's at
Tabouli, Hummus, Baba, our full liquor bar, which
Grape Leaves-& Gyros- features happy hour 4-7
beef or chicken. Fresh pm daily. Restaurant
smoothie bar & Baklava. features weekly lunch
Pita Bread Bakery at 2401 specials, and Wednesday
0 We sell hookahs, parts, 7 pm close. Visit us at
charcoals, fine tobacco 5112 NW 34th St. behind
and halal meat.
For mom~ inr notiion w
ft guide to dini ou. p~ovj"
allgotr a~tng, 376. 4482
Book Lover's Cafe
Vegetarian and Vegan
cuisine prepared with
all natural ingredients.
Organic food, smoothies
and juices, Amex/Visa/
ATM 10am-9pm. 505 NW
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B I For Rent
*SICK OF SHARING A BATHROOM?*
Get your own this fall
2!r/2Ba flats, *3Br/3Ba townhms
FREE Tanning, W/D, 24hr gym
PC Lab, Gated, All Amenities, Pt Friendly
Leasing for FALL*377-2777
All Inclusive 3's and 4's
FREE Roommate Matching
FREE Cable, Utilities, Internet
FREE Furn, Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
MOVE IN TODAY or FALL
Massive-Luxury 2&3 Beds
Pool*Hot Tub*Tanning*PC Lab*W/D
FREE Cable with HBO*Most Utilities FREE
Minutes from Campusl 372-8100
1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
LUXURY COLLEGE CRIBS!
Furnished luxury private BR & BA. New 24
Hr Gym, Largest kitchens & Club House!
Mile trail & 3 bus stops in complex New
Tan bedsl From $499 352-271-3131
Roll Out of Bed & Into Class
$469 $499 Gets you all this!
Fully Furnished, Free Ethernet, Free Cable
w/HBO, FREE UTILITIES, W/D,
Roommate match. 379-9300
Spacious 2/2s 3/3s & 4/4s
All Inclusive Resort Living
373-9009 Live in Paradise
Because you deserve it. 12-5-71-1
Luxury 2/2 & 3/3 TH
NO M/I FEES
FREE Cable w/HBO & Show & Utility Pkgs
MOVE IN TODAY! 335-4455
Furnished Luxury Apartment
2 blocks to UF. Walk to class! Pool,
Gym. $700 Includes Cable, Ethernet,
& Electric. Semester or Year Lease.
Walk To UF: Furnished Luxury Apt.
2 blocks to UF classes! $770 includes every-
thing: Cable, Ethernet & Electric. Gym, pool.
Semester or 1 year lease. 352-376-6223.
Spacious*Affordable*Close to Campus
4BR RMMTE MATCH from $379/mo
Includes Cable w/HBO
*Pool*Hot Tub*PC Lab*B-Ball*Tennis*V-Ball*
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
3BR/3BA furnished Windsor Park Condo.
w/resort-like amenities, on bus rt, Ready for
occupancy. 7-day/wk. 3705 SW27th St. Unit
#1117. RENT NEGOTIABLE. 386-597-1167
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:
$350/mo shared dorm style rooms
1 block n of campus. Includes
utility, meals, laund, comp lab
Semester leases. 117 nw 15th st
www.cloliving.org 352.377.4269 11-30-30-1
Campus View Condos, 1 room/bath in a
3/3 (female)avaiable for Jan. Great location,
walking distance to UF. Brand new in Aug
2007 with washer/dryer, internet, and cable
included.- $600/month. Call (863)443-1730.
**Capstone Quarters"* 2bd 2bth individual
lease walk to UF. On bus lines, later gator.
furnished, washer&dryer,pool $450/mo.
Available now or for fail. 359-4445 12-5-
"LaMancha Condo*2blks to UF 4bd 2bth
ind lease low fall rates $400/mo. free util,free
cable,free internet fully furn, new flooring and
paint, pool, laundry room, security. Available
for spring semester or for fall 378-7224 12-
1Bedroom/Bathroom in a 3Bedroom/
3Bathroom Apt. Fully furnished, complete
utility package, cable and internet included.
3rd Floor. Only $554 monthly. (Campus
Lodge) I will pay security deposit! 386-590-
2 BLKS to UF ONLY $360/Mo
On Museum Rd-Cable, Internet & Furn
Incl. Move-In NOWI Short term & Semester
leases avail. Matt 281-3551 or Eric 219-2879
1Bedroom/Bathroom in a 4Bedroom/
4Bathroom Apt.#C Fully furnished, complete
utility package, cable and internet included.
3rd Floor. Only $519 monthly! (Campus
Lodge) 850-259-3886. 10-31-07-5-1
Il For Rent
U 1 unfurnished
QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $345/mo.
*1BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 12-5-71-2
WALK TO UFI
1/1s, Rooms and Studios
Available now and January!
Open late and weekends!
$199 1st month's rent
1 & 2 BRs FOR JANUARY
>From ONLY $639/mol
Bus Stop Nice Pools
Pets Ok 335-PARK 12-5-71-2
BE THE FIRST-IN THE LAST
BRAND NEW IN 2007 313TH
Unparalleded Luxury in Downtown
From only $1659 with cable & internet
Huge bedrooms w/walk-in closets!
Only 1 mile to UF*Steps to nightlife
ONLY 1 LEFT!!! 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 al-
lowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 12-5-71-2
QI For Rent
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 second
walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer included,
fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term
available. Private Owner. $595-up. 352-538-
2181. Lvmsg 12-5-71-2
*GET TO CLASS ON TIME*
Close to UF!!!
Luxury 1/1, 2/2 flats & 3/3 TH
FREE cable HBO/Show & Tanning
Gated *Alarms Pet Friendly
Oxford Manor, 377-2777
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **-
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
2BR ACROSS FROM UF
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 BRSI
Located in Butler Plaza
Great Ratesi 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
NO MOVE-IN FEES/$100
1's starting at $649, 2's starting at $670,
3"s starting at $849, 4's starting at $1150
1.4 Miles to UF, Water Included!l
TWO Pools, Tennis, Bball, FREE Tanning.
758-1,525 sq ft. Bivens Cove!
Call today! 376-2507
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
*NO MOVE-IN FEES*
1,2,&3 BRS avail. NOW ONLY $669-$894
FREE Tanning, Aerobics Center
Pool w/BBQ, Awesome Bus Route
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 Specialsl 352-332-7401
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 12-
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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
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Water included! Pets welcome!
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Call now! 352-376-1248
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
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FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
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Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
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Reserve Now For January 2007!
Downtown-Studios, 1, 2, & 3's
It is never too early to sign! 338-0002
*NO MOVE IN COSTS*
Starting at $499bdr
2BR TH & 3BR Flats
Walk to UF/Pet friendly
Museum Walk *379-WALK
AVOID THE TRAFFIC &
WALK TO CLASS
2 Bedrooms from $729/mo
1/1 w/den from $669/mo.
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OK, now that we have you thinking BIG, think
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(until April 30th, 2007). 5 minutes from UF
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Ask About Our Move In Specials
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
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Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW 62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
U For Rent
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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 866-747-8443
Gainesville's Best Kept Secret!
Unforgettable 1/1 and 2/1 apartments!
LIMITED TIME ONLY SPECIAL!
2/1's for only $749/monthl
Next to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza!
Water included! Pets welcome!
Call today! 352-376-1248
1 BR Loft Style
Starting at $650 mo
M-F 11-6 Sat 10-2
3006 SW 23rd St 866-747-8443
HUGE 2 BR 1 BA
W/D hookups. Pets OK
Walk to Vet School
$700 mo. Move in today!
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Conveniently located near
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M-F 9-6, Sat b, Sun 1-5
Walk to UF
Luxury 2/2 condos.
Starting @ $1200
Corner of NW 3rd Place & 14th Street
MODEL NOW OPEN
Available Now and November Walk to UF
1 BR washer/dryer free
cox cable internet $775
3BR house cent AC/H $925
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
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Great SW 34th location
Only 2 Left! 376-0828 12-5-07-71-2
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1/2 mile to UF & Butler Plaza
Walk-In closet! Alarms avail
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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. 2BR/1BA, fireplace, pri-
vacy fence, modern appliances. 4501 SW
71st Terr. Other units available. Short lease
ok some units $575/mo. Leave detailed msg
CLOSEST to UF/Shands
Enjoy privacy & convenience
1BR Villa ONLY $529
Leasing FALL Fast! 372-4835
U For Rent
ONLY 1 MILE to UF!
Across from NEW Starbucks!
2br $699 $869
HUGE 1BR ONLY $499
Single-story Villa in NW
Private patio*Full kitchen
Lease Now/Aug 372-3826
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 10-26-07-30-2
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
Great Location next to Butler Plaza
Call TODAY**377-2596 12-5-51-2
BRAND NEW APTS
in SW within 2 mi to campus. 2BR/2BA.
$1000/mo. Call 352-317-0228 10-29-07-
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
MOVE IN NOW! 1BR apt. $500/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, 376-0080 10-26-07-11-2
Avail Jan 1 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit. Can
rent one or both rooms. Gmd Fir Unit. No
unit overhead.: Full kitchen, washer/dryer.
Large walk in closet in bedroom. Nice porch
overlooking the grounds. Oxford Manor
Apt SW Archer Rd Bldg SF. One room
$525/m. Both rooms $949/m. 281-813-6242
] i For Rent
Ask about 1 month
1BR/1BA starting at $635
Close to UF & Shands
2411 SW 35th PI
M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-2
240 SW 3rd St 500/room
Walk to Starbucks or Dragonfly
2 Br Historic House, HW Floors
Tall Ceilings, Fireplace, LG Porch
Call Eric 352-682-7424
DOWNTOWN CRACKER LOFT HOUSE
1 BR/1 BA, laundry incl. Dogs okay. Open floor
plan. For one person or couple. Lots of trees.
Quiet and comfortable. $580/mo 316-6667
111 in 2/2 $475 All Included
Sparrow Condos. OffTower Rd. Hi-spd i-net,
satellite. Price neg. Call Jason 352-283-0240
No lease required. 10-29-10-2
Attention UF & SFCC Students:
Available Now! Nice 2BR/1 BA apt. Close to
UF & convenient to everything. $575/mo. Call
Richard at 371-4367. 10-29-10-2
Attention UF & SFCC Students:
Available Now! Nice 1BR/1BA apt. Close to
UF & convenient to everything. $390/mo. Call
Richard at 371-4367. 10-29-10-2
8 BLOCKS FROM UF
Large 2/1 apartment: Pet friendly and plenty
of parking. $675/month. 352-375-8256. 10-
2 BR/ 2 Bath Unfurnished, Liv & Din Rooms
Washer, Dryer & Dishwasher Included
3rd Floor with Great Balcony & View(s)
Excellent Location behind OAKS Mall
$700 / mo with 1st month FREE
CONTACT: (352) 514-4771 10-29-07-9-2
Northridge 3BR/2BA for rent immediately
$1325/month Hardwood floors, pool com-
munity & fireplace Call American Dreams
Realty, LLC (352)338-7505 11-23-28-2
Palm Grove 2BR/2BA split plan $1200/month
Located in pool community, undergoing reno-
vations! Call American Dreams Realty, LLC
(352) 338-7505 11-23-28-2
VERY NICE! 3 BR/2 BA house for rent in NW
Gville. In quiet, prof. neighbrhd 5 min from
everything. New carpet & tile. Huge fenced-in
yard. W/D included. Available now! $1100/
mo. + $500 dep. Pets okay. email@example.com
Studio apartment. About 1.5 mile from
U.F. and Shands. 2490 SW 14th Drive.
Prairiewood Condominiums. Unit 31. $500
month. $1000 security. 386-527-6923 11-1-
Luxury on Sorority Row
1/1 or 2/2.5 TH for Jan 2008
W/D*, dishwasher, pets loved!
Park FREE and walk to classes!
Call today! 372-7111
2/2.5 condo for lease. 4 stories, 1 porch, 3
balconies, w/d conn, fireplace, wet bar, dish-
washer, garage w/opener. Close to campus.
$850/month. 352-246-8157 10-26-07-5-2
Large room in NW home. Great neighbor-
hood. $450/mo includes utils., DSL, DVR,
no pets! Prefer Mature, Responsible, non
smoker, Prof/Grad student. Call Scott 335-
2BR/1.5 BA townhouse less than 5 miles
from UF. End unit with a view, new wood
floors and new carpet, fireplace, W/D, fresh
paint, & plenty of closet space. In excellent
condition. 875/mo Call 904-608-8781 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org 11-9-07-13-2
Christian Female wanted to share 2BR/
2.5BA Condo 19th Ave Alarm INet incld Bus
in wlk dist $415/mo $500dep. 407-256-5218
1/BR 1/BA unfurn apt. in Sunbay. Available
10/15 thru 07/2008. Close to UF. Pets al-
lowed. No deposit for Grads, but must meet
approval of management co. Call 352-213-
1559 or email email@example.com 10-
MOVE IN FREE! NO SECURITY DEP./OCT.
RENT PAID! 720 sq. ft. 1/1, all appliances
incl. dishwasher, quiet, clean, walk-in closet
and walk-in pantry, on-site laundry, GREAT
pool, pets OK. $605/mo (727)465-8058 10-
Nice quiet 1BR/1 BA apartment.
2 blocks from UF Stadium.
$455/mo. Call 352-514-3519.
Gatomest. Pref Grad student. 10-31-07-5-3
First house 3Br/1BA large lot in Micanopy,
Bath is huge $700/mo. Next: 3BR/1BA on
Archer near Publix $600/mo 1st, last, de-
posit. Call 376-3291 11-9-13-2
1116 sw 2nd Ave.
Walk to campus / No Dogs
Available now Call 352-337-9600 11-7-10-2
al Subleases 3
Apartments Sublet & Roommates
SUBLEASE 1 BR shared bathroom. Spring/
Summer 2008. $405/mo. utilities included.
University Glades. Contact Richelle 561-350-
0761 GREAT BUS ROUTES AND GREAT
2BR/2BA townhouse. Woodland Vilias.
Rent $830/m,o. No Deposit.
Close to UF bus and Oaks Mall.
Call Kelley 352-870-3603 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org 10-31-10-3
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA in Hidden Lake. Great
location, all amenities incl, W/D incl, cable &
wireless internet incl, great F roommates,
avail 12/19. I will pay any move-in fees!
Marlene 941-812-3831 11-1-07-10-3
1BR in 3BR/1BA sublease. Walk to UF/SF
downtown campus. 119 NW 7th terrace
$470/mo + $450 dep. Share utils wireless
internet, Dir. TV. Avail Dec 15. Call Rachel
1BR/1BA;Jan 1-Jul31;EXCELLENT location
on NW2nd Ave right behind midtown;good
size apt;550/mo; contact JB @ 813-966-
2 Bedrooms available in a 2 BD/2BA $420/
mo. MOVE IN TODAYI Available October
2007 to July 2008. Close to Campus~,id
Butler Plaza. Huge Apartment, nice pool,
quiet. call 321-917-3968 10-26-5-3
Master bed avail December w/priv bath in
3/3. Pet friendly. $515/month includes util,
cable, internet. Fum or unfum. December
free. (239)898-4010 10-26-5-3
GUARANTEED SEAT ON BUS
1BR w/pvt BA fully furn. Full security.
Female only. Dec paid for. Avail after 12/16
util Aug '08. Call 772-260-1471 or email
Sublease Apt 1Br in 2/2 $500. Great location
less then 10 Min from UF. Oxford Manor.
Contact Martine 954-882-3708 10-26-4-3
Room for rent $325 plus utilities split 3w
2 girl roomates ready for december or Jan
room is big!!!! at Bivens cove 7868385352
Furnished spacious & near campus
529 includes all utilities
tons of amenities
bus routes 34 35 9
16, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2007
Ill Roommates ] Real Estate
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidddh 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
2 college students needed to fill rooms in
housa-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
COUNTRYSIDE CONDO 1BR/1BAavail 1/11/
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
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
Roommate needed to share 3BR/2.5BA
townhouse. Incl all utils, W/D, dishwasher,
pool, tennis courts & more. Close.to UF, on
two bus routes. Available now. MUST CALL
THE DUCK POND AREA: 1BR IN 3 BR
house w/ living room & dining room, kitchen,
garage, front and back yard. $325/ mo + util
352 256 3800 or 352 213 5408 10-31-12-4
FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED
1BR for 4/2.5 new townhouse. 10 min away
from UF by car or bus. All included $425.
954-557-4769 / email@example.com.
1 BR in 2 BR CONDO
Walking distance to UF. 2 pools in complex.
Central Heat & Air. Available now. $395/mo.
Call Mike at 352-316-3930. 10-30-07-5-4
Excellent condition 1 BR/1 BA avail in a 3BR/
3BA condo in Rockwood Villas. W/D, great
pool, volleyball courts. $475/mo + 1/3 utils.
Mudwbee. Avail now. Call Mike @ 352-339-
Male roommate. 1 BR -of 2/2. Close to
campus, next to Shands. Fully furnished.
Pool, patio. Rent $395 + half until. Avail. im-
Contact Reynolds 561-358-6392 11-1-
ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
Near library downtown. $285-$370/rm + utils.
Free internet access. Short term No pets. No
smoking. 378-1304 11-1-10-4
PERFECT 4 GRAD/MEDI1NTL STUDENTS
Avail immediately, large room w/pvt bath
in large quiet home 5 min to UF. $550/mo
+ utils. Newly decorated, W/D, CH/AC. Call
COLLEGE-AGED MALE ROOMMATE
wanted to room with 2 other males. House on
NE 36th dr. Approx. $425.00/month includes
everything. No animals allowed. 386-931-
Female Roomate Needed- 1bed in 3/2.5
townshouse-10 minutes from UF by bus or
by car- $400.00 month includes: high speed
internet, utilities, W/D, pool, tennis court..etc
call 3523795811/email firstname.lastname@example.org 10-
roommate needed rent is 400 plus 1/3 utili-
ties convenient to SFCC, Oaks mall,and UF
no dogs are allowed. Available immediately
contest Kristy 352-275-2654 10-29-07-4-4
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I BUY PROPERTY
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Let me buy your problem. 352-278-9347
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
2 Bed 1 Bath Condo
Tile Floor $79,000
Clubhouse and Pool
Brandywine Near U.F.
BRAND NEW 1BD/1BTH Condo
3 BLOCKS WALK North of Campus
RESERVED COVERED PARKING,
Private Terrace. For RENT/SALE
Call 561-414-3577 10-26-5-5
Foreclosures Bank Owned As Is Condos.
Walk to UF, 4BR/2BA. Some with furniture.
Call Bettye Allen @ 352-318-3931 or Janice
Arinson 352-215-4882. Century 21 John
Merrill, Inc. 12-5-28-5
3BR/1BA 1 car garage House. 3 mi north
of UF 1951 NW 31st Ave. Fully remodeled,
cent H/A, nove-in ready. $133,000. Broker/
Owner 352-331-0590, 352-514-5060 cell.
SUMMIT HOUSE CONDOS OPEN HOUSE
Thurs. 11/1 & Fri. 11/2 from 1-4. Newly
renovated condos starting at $99,900 (as-is
at $86,900). Steps from Shands, VA, Dental
School & New Cancer Center. Model located
at 1700 SW 16th Court. Visit www.summith
ousegainesville.com or call Tom Bellucci or
Steve Clark at 352-372-5375. 11-2-7-5
Gator Place Condos
2/1, w/d, 800 sq ft, 1 1/2 miles to Shands.
3600 SW 23rd St. $84,900. 352-372-0507
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 KingI 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
Kegerators! Ice-cold draft beer at home!
Great for football games, parties, & "study
sessions". Kits $150 comes w/tap, faucet, 51b
tank, hoses, guages & regulator. Complete
system w/ridge $200. 4 avail. 258-3620 10-
Moving! washer & dryer need to go! $200
for both obo please call (352)871-3929 and
leave a message. 10-29-07-4-6
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 12-5-71-7
C 0 PUT ER 5
Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/
'unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount
w/ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041.
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
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
00*** GATORS CAR ALARMS $99.95000
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Gainesville's Oldest Car Stereo Store.
WAREHOUSE PRICES 0 AUDIO OUTLET
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
1 1 For Sale J
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-5-71-10
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
PARTY SUPPLIES: Complete line of Bar
Supplies, glassware, beer taps, draft beer
equipment. Professional Cooking Utensils.
R.,W. Beaty Co. 4322 NW 13th St, Gville
RWBEATY.COM 376-5939 12-5-72-10
BOOKS BY BOB BRACKIN
visit my website www.bobbrackin.com
GREAT FOR HALLOWEEN! 2 GOTH BALL
GOWNS: (1) Red satin bodice w/black
satin/mesh skirt $80 OBO; (2) Black, lace-up
bodice, pull-up skirt $75 OBO. Both size 12.
(352) 692-4419. 10-30-5-10
W 1 Motorcycles, Mopeds)
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Scooters from $899. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Go-Ped,
Schwinn, others. 2 yr warrantees.
3550 SW 34th St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
New convenient location now open!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
We have moved to a temp. location as we
await the completion of our new state of the
art facility. New scooters starting at $999. l1yr
Warranties. We also service ALL brands of
scooters. Pickup Available. Low Labor Rates.
Free estimates. 376-6275 GatorMoto.com
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service
rates! Will service any make/model. Close
to campus $19.99 oil changes! 336-1271
CLOSE TO CAMPUS
534 SW 4th Ave.
Scooters, E-bikes, Offroad, & Accessories!!
Best Prices and Customer Servicell
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*Sell*Trade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
00*** FREE FREE 0 FREE FfEE* FREE***
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY
CALL DON 215-7987 12-5-71-12
CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas 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
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2007 E ALLIGATOR, 17
*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
1999 Toyota Camry LE 91k automatic, AC,
DC, timing belt package completed, white
on gray, power everything, very clean. $5800
OBO. 352-514-1800 email@example.com 10-
'03 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
Leather, like-new tires & brakes. Low miles.
$10,999. Call 352-283-5813 10-31-07-10-
1990 HALF TON FARM TRUCK
GOOD CONDITION. WORKS WELL. NEW
TRANSMISSION. ASKING $1100. CALL
1991 Toyota Camry 5 speed 4 door sedan
Excellent mileage Good AC reliable local
transportation sold as is $1095.00 OBO
Call 352 273-6428 M-F 8-5 or 912 308-0440,
912 398-1797 10-30-07-5-12
2002 Mercedes C230 Black, Grey Cloth
Interior. Stick Shift. 74K Miles. Great condi-
tion! Excellent gas mileage!
Call 949-439-9965 for showing. 10-31-5-12
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
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
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Contact 219-6948. 10-29-07-77-13
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CHILDCARE. After school Wed 3:45 5:45,
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belts, references, no cat allergy. 373-7899
PROD UCT ONS
FT Senior Sales Rep Sales opportunity to
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FT Customer Service Rep Responsible for
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Send Resumes: firstname.lastname@example.org
a Help Wanted
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Work at a busy coffee bar near campus.
Searching for dependable students to work
between 12 and 30 hours per week. Morning
and Afternoon Shifts Available. Call Tim for
more information at 352.262.0822. 11-5-
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agency needs qualified personnel.Strong
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Mon-Fri hours flexible
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UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Freshman center Crawford adjusts to college game
By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
This sure isn't high school ball
At least that much is clear to
freshman center Ebonie Crawford
after the first few weeks of prac-
tice with the UF women's basket-
Her opposition in the paint will
be far different than it was during
high school play in Atlanta.
Now Crawford will be matched
up against athletes just as big and
just as talented.
"I didn't really have too many
girls who could guard me or I was
getting double-teamed, triple-
teamed a lot of times," she said.
"That's the biggest difference
coming in here. Now you have
girls that are your height, girls
that are your level."
It will be quite a change as
she adapts to competing against
players like Tennessee's Candace
Parker and LSU's Sylvia Fowles.
A year ago, Crawford looked
up to the pair.
Now she'll take them on in the
paint and compete with them for
Crawford knows she has to
work on her low post game if she
wants to excel in the paint.
"In the (Southeastern
Conference), the girls are faster,
the girls are bigger, the girls are
stronger," Crawford said. "The
game is physical so you've got to
get in the habit of posting up big,
posting up strong. It's a different
game. It's different from high
She said the speed of the game
is the biggest difference in the col-
"It's back and forth," Crawford
said. "You have a shot clock now.
You have to get used to working
with a shot clock, running your
plays, knowing that you don't
have time to dribble all across the
"That's the biggest differ-
ence coming in here. Now
you have girls that are your
height, girls that are your
UF freshman center
Crawford and junior transfer
Aneika Henry, both listed at 6 foot
3, became the tallest players on the
Gators' roster from the moment
they stepped on campus.
Junior forward Marshae Dotson
welcomes the post help.
"We needed it," Dotson said.
"It was me and [former UF for-
ward Briana Phillips] that were
probably the tallest people on the
team (last season). It's a big help
UF's atmosphere influenced
Crawford's decision to play in
"That's one of the things I just
loved," she said. "I got down here
on my official visit, and I was just
like, 'Oh I definitely want to come
The possibility of playing time
early in her career didn't hurt
The freshman knew that UF
lacked height last season, and she
looks forward to making a quick
impact on the team.
"I'm coming in now, working
hard so that way I will get some
playing time," she said. "I know
that I will be called upon early, so
I'm looking forward to it."
Coach Amanda Butler said a
lot of college-level adjustment was
made during the summer.
"When [the freshmen] got here
on campus in July, we started
them in the weight room and
started them playing pick up with
one another and getting a glimpse
not just into the physical nature
of ball at our level, but also the
speed," Butler said. "That is going
to be a huge adjustment for them.
Being in shape ... and the mental
aspect of having to make quick
It'll have to be a quick learning
curve for Crawford as she'll likely
be called on to log plenty of key
The nonconference schedule
will be crucial on-the-job training
Dotson remembers what it's
like when conference games roll
around each spring.
"As soon as we start SEC games
it's like hitting the wall," Dotson
said. "Every year when we get in
conference it's a total difference."
Versatile Gators share offensive, defensive responsibilities
* UF FACES ARKANSAS IN FAYETTE-
VILLE TONIGHT AT 8.
By KARL HYPPOLITE
Ashley Harris isn't claiming that the
UF soccer team is as good as the Brazilian
It's just that for Harris, the easiest way
to describe the Gators and their versatility
is with a comparison to one of the world's
"When you play Brazil, you can't just
say, 'hey, we're going to mark one player,'
because if you do that someone else is go-
ing to score," she said. "The thing with our
team is you can't just say, 'we're going to
mark Stacy (Bishop), or 'we're going to
mark Ameera (Abdullah) or whoever,' be-
cause Shana (Hudson) or Daniela (Sanchez)
will have opportunities opened up for
Arkansas (8-8-1, 1-6-1 Southeastern
Conference) will have to contend with UF's
versatility tonight at 8 as the Gators (9-4-
2, 5-2 SEC) travel to Fayetteville for a rare
Thursday night match.
UF coach Becky Burleigh prefers to call
UF a "fluid" team. From top to bottom,
Burleigh said, the Gators have the talent to
move around and play different positions
effectively, making them a harder team to
defend and score against.
"We like being able to bring our, de-
fenders up on offense and have them be a
threat to the opposing team," Burleigh said.
"Being able to move people up and down
like that makes it tough on both sides."
Harris may fit this playing style best.
After spending three years on defense,
Burleigh decided that the Gators could use
Harris' speed on offense and moved the
senior to forward.
The experiment paid
off. One of UF's premier
defenders has become
one of its best offensive
Harris has scored six
goals this season, ty-
ing Bishop, a preseason
Harris All-SEC forward, for the
Senior defender Hudson has also helped
out on offense this season. She scored her
second goal of the year during Sunday's 5-1
rout of Alabama.
The Gators' fluidity also gives them an
advantage on the defensive end. Burleigh
has emphasized screening, or playing ag-
gressive defense in the passing lanes, to
make it more difficult for opposing defend-
ers and midfielders to move the ball up to
"Denying the ball to the forwards puts
teams at a huge disadvantage," defender
Lauren Hyde said. "When they do get shot
attempts, they're taking shots from up top
instead of in the box, which makes it much
harder to score."
UF's screening has stymied opponents
all season. The team has forced seven shut-
"I think the defense is always under-
rated," Hyde said. "When you stop a team
from scoring, that takes pressure off the
offensive players, and they can be more
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Forward Mitchell hopes to follow in Noah's footsteps
By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
He may not have the crazy curls, lanky
body or scrappy style of play, but Jonathan
Mitchell is determined to become UF's next
"Coach (Billy Donovan) hit me with the
Joakim Noah story," Mitchell said. "We
played the same kind of minutes, and he told
me to just keep working hard, and for some
reason I just took it to the heart and worked
harder every day."
Similar to the former Gators and current
Chicago Bulls forward, Mitchell suffered
through an unproductive first year. Mitchell
averaged just 1.2 points in only 6.2 minutes
per game. Noah contributed 3.5 points in 9.4
minutes in the 2004-05 season.
In each of their first years, Noah and
Mitchell both failed to start a game or play
more than two minutes total in the NCAA
This is where the similarities end. Mitchell
now has a mountain to climb if he ever wish-
es to cast a shadow as large as Noah's.
At this point, Noah's legacy is cemented
in the history books: a two-time national
champion, MVP of the Final Four and a top-
10 NBA Draft selection.
Mitchell is aware that the task ahead will
be difficult but said he is doing all he can to
reach his goals.
"This summer I just took everything
and worked hard everyday," he said.
"Conditioning, dribbling, shooting, passing.
I'm trying to be the best player and the most
complete player that I can be. It was a real
intense summer for me this year."
Whether or not Mitchell will ever reach
that point is hard to determine, but his talent
is obvious. Mitchell averaged 19.5 points and
7.6 rebounds in his senior season at Mount
Vernon High School (Mount Vernon, N.Y.)
en route to being named New York's Mr.
While in high school, Mitchell looked up to
another Chicago Bulls player Ben Gordon.
Gordon, a former University of Connecticut
standout and national champion with the
Huskies, also attended Mount Vernon High.
Mitchell broke Gordon's all-time school scor-
ing record during his senior season.
While Mitchell's ability is there, Donovan
still doesn't seem completely sold on the
"I think that Jonathan Mitchell has
worked hard, but there's also an internal
competitiveness that I haven't seen out of
[the sophomore class] yet," he said. "It's a
different thing when you talk about a guy's
will to win and when you go into a game to
impact winning. I feel like guys in the past
that we had on teams impacted winning."
Donovan said Mitchell
and ifis fellow sophomores
Dan Werner and Marreese
Speights have been up and
Men's down so far in practice.
Basketball Donovan is looking for con-
sistency from his returning
players, just four on a roster
"I really haven't seen a different mind set,
which for me is disappointing," Donovan
said. "I just thought that mentally, in terms
of the competitiveness, fatigue and fighting
through being tired, those guys have been re-
ally inconsistent. No question the sophomore
class has to be consistent everyday for us, and
they haven't been up to this point."
With seven freshmen on the roster,
Mitchell now assumes a leadership role
something that might take some getting
"I'm just trying to do what I can, help out
in any way," he said. "I try to teach the new
guys What I know to stress the little things,
rebound and do what you have to do get the
Heading into the new season, Mitchell
will feature a new look on the court. The for-
mer No. 23 has switched his number to 0, a
change that means a lot to the sophomore.
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Sophomore forward Jonathan Mitchell dribbles during a scrimmage at the Basketball
Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday in the O'Connell Center. x
"I changed my number to No. 0 this year feel like the impossible is nothing. I feel like
because I feel kind of like the Gilbert Arenas last year I didn't play too much, and I'm go-
story," he said. "I could kind of relate to it. I ing to prove people wrong now."
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Georgia to rely on Stafford's passing game
FOOTBALL, from page 23
touchdowns in 2006. So far this year, he
has 10 touchdowns and only four picks.
'I feel like I've been playing better
throughout this year," said Stafford, a
member of the hyped quarterback re-
cruiting class of 2006 that induded Tim
Teblow and Southern California's Mitch
M stain. "It's definitely better than how
I played last year."
Stafford now returns to the scene
'ALL-IN' IT, from page 23
SALL-IN' IT, from page 23
of one of his freshman flops at the
former Alltel Stadium, now dubbed
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium.
The name of the site is different
Alltel did not
Southeastern renew its spon-
Conference worship rights
this year- and it
looks like Georgia's offense will also be.
"With Stafford, we need runners to
establish the running game to set up the
passing game," Richt said.
;ame than either The Swamp or Georgia's Sanford Stadium
wouldd even with expanded seating.
One of the SEC's greatest rivalries, the Iron Bowl between
Auburn and Alabama, moved from a yearly meeting in
Birmingham to a home-and-home series after both schools'
stadiums exceeded the capacity of Legion Field.
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hosted the game in 2000 for the first time in nearly 100 years.
Can you imagine the environment in Gainesville or Athens
if the game was moved?
For now, the game is unique, but it's a dying rivalry.
The only way to revive it is by changing it from its cur-
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That was the philosophy last year,
too. But the Bulldogs' experienced run-
ning back duo of Thomas Brown and
Kregg Lumpkin are currently sidelined
That means Georgia's fate will likely
rest on Stafford, who will go up against.
the SEC's most porous pass defense.
"To keep us in it and give us a chance
to win, our offense goes through me,"
Stafford said. "I'm ready for the chal-
Tebow excited to
start in hometown
NOTES, from page 23
Saturday," Meyer said.
HOME SWEET-HOME: UF's homecoming game is
more than a week away, but Tim Tebow has his
eyes set on Saturday against Georgia.
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The contract to play in Jacksonville will expire in 2010, and terback in his hometown Jacksonville.
hopefully by then the schools will come to their senses and "He said, 'I'm going back home, baby, to
play a traditional series. Duval'... He's really excited," Meyer said.
The finances would likely work out better as well. "He said when he was a kid he would go to
UF will be paid a management fee for hosting the game the Florida-Georgia game back when it was in
this year, and other proceeds will be divided among the two the Gator Bowl. That's a special game for him."
While this ensures that each school gets some money from D-LINE DEPTH: After being impressed with the
the game every year, the benefits would be far greater in a play of defensive tackle Torrey Davis against
home-and-home series. K eesade i ai ce
Revenue is generated for Gainesville and UF with each Kentucky, Meyer said he is gaining confidence
Gators home game. Money is spent on hotels, food and other in the rest of the young unit.
related merchandise, and that's money lost with the game in In particular, he said defensive linemen
Jacksonville. Justin Trattou, Duke Lemmens, Terron Sanders
I don't have a problem with my hometown making money and John Brown have been making strides.
off of the backs of UF and Georgia fans, but I do have a prob-
lem with watching the game and wishing it was somewhere
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QB aims for better result against UF
N STAFFORD STRUGGLED AGAINST THE
GATORS LAST SEASON.
By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
Ask Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford .
what happened against UF last year, and he will
"I didn't play well at all," Stafford said. "I
turned the ball over three times. We turned it over
five as a team."
Stafford completed 13 of 33 passes for 151
yards in an ugly 21-14 loss. He was sacked four
times, threw two interceptions and lost a fumble.
He laid one more egg in a loss to Kentucky the
next week before finishing his season on perhaps
the hottest streak of any passer in the country
as unranked Georgia won three straight games
against teams in the top 16.
Stafford has taken his up-and-down freshman
year, including the forgettable UF game, and used
the experience to help him adjust to being a full- .
time starter as a sophomore.
He hopes his hard work will translate into a
better performance as No. 20 Georgia (5-2, 3-2 -
Southeastern Conference) prepares to take on No.
9 UF (5-2, 3-2 SEC) on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
"You can learn a whole lot more by playing
than you can just sitting on the sideline," Stafford
said. "You can get out there and get game experi-
ence. I think it helped me progress this year and
hopefully in the future."
Georgia coach Mark Richt noticed Stafford's
improvement from game to game as a freshman.
He has seen early success this year and greater
respect from his older teammates.
"Being put into the leadership role the way he
is, he has to take in things a little bit quicker than
most people," senior safety Kelin Johnson said. 1 ...?
"He's been put into the fire."
Through seven games, Stafford has upped his
completion percentage from 52.7 to 55.3 and his
passing efficiency has risen from 109 to 122. "".., : 4, J ... ..
Most importantly, Stafford is taking better care AP Photo
of the ball. He threw 13 interceptions to justseven Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford rolls out during the Bulldogs' 20-17
SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 22 victory against Vanderbilt on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn.
Wright, Cooper, Medder uncertain to play
By BRYAN JONES
Alligator Staff Writer
UF defensive tackle Brandon Antwine,
who has been hospitalized due to a lower
back injury, should be released today,
Coach Urban Meyer said.
Meanwhile, a few key players remain
questionable for Saturday's game against
Sophomore wide receiver Riley
Cooper, who had two screws inserted
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"They've just got to play their
tails off Saturday."
UF football coach
into a broken finger Monday, did some
running at practice Wednesday.
Meyer said he should know today
about Cooper's availability for Saturday.
Offensive tackle Carlton Medder, who
suffered an injury to his heel against
Tampa Bay 3
Kentucky, did not practice Wednesday
but "was out there moving around,"
Starting free safety Major Wright also
had surgery on a broken finger Monday,
and Meyer said he is "very questionable"
If the freshman can't play, he'll likely
be replaced by Kyle Jackson and Dorian
"They've just got to play their tails off
SEE NOTES, PAGE 22
kills rivalry ,
his weekend will mark the
75th meeting between UF and
Georgia in Jacksonville.
That's about 75 times too many
Holding the game in Jacksonville
may be a fun yearly pilgrimage for
some fans or a chance to catch up with
old friends, but it holds little benefit
As a Jacksonville native, I loved
having a major college football game
in town each year, but the atmosphere
is slowly killing
,:.- a once-heated
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site just doesn't
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of a spark to the
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it is announced
Southeastern Conference foe has lost,
and big plays are met with a dull roar
from one side.
In a conference chock-full of loud
stadiums and hostile environments, this
game lives up to its name and not much
else a cocktail party.
The rivalry has also become much
more civil because of the location. -V*
"I think it's more of a friendly rival-
ry," freshman defensive lineman Duke
Not that friendliness is a bad thing,
but it takes away from the magnitude of
the game and the rivalry.
I witnessed just how hostile fans
can be during this year's trip to LSU.
Tigers' fans young and old don't
hold back threats, liquids or cans from
They certainly aren't model human
beings maybe the worst group of
people I've ever seen but a little hos-
tility goes a long way inside the stadium
and can impact a game.
UF fans and players who made the
trip will certainly remember how they
were received in Baton Rouge, and bad
memories provide fuel for a rivalry.
Playing the game in Gainesville and
Athens would lead to that wild environ-
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
holds about 10,000 less people for the
SEE CALLIN'-IT, PAGE 22
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black, so I'm sure he's not from London. I'm sure that's a coincidental name."
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