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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30,2007
'I AM TRULY SORRY'
SBy KIM WILMATH
Alligator Staff Writer
Charles Roop / Alligator Staff
Andrew Meyer sits near his attorney, Robert Griscti, at his office in Gainesville
on Monday night.
Andrew Meyer has ad-
dressed an apology letter to
UF students, UF President
Bernie Machen and Student
Government for his "failure to
act calmly" during a Sept. 17
forum with Sen. John Kerry.
In a letter released to the
Alligator on Monday after-
noon, Meyer wrote that he
"stepped out of line" and felt
he had tarnished UF's image.
"For that again, I am truly
sorry," Meyer wrote.
Meyer, a UF telecommu-
nication senior, was tackled,
Tasered and arrested by
University Police Department
officers during a question-
and-answer session follow-
ing the speech from Kerry,
a Democrat who represents
Meyer was charged with a
third-degree felony for resist-
ing arrest with violence and a
for disturbing the peace.
Meyer has since withdrawn
from classes, said Robert
Griscti, Meyer's attorney. He
plans to return in January.
Meyer has accepted pun-
ishment from UF for violating
the Student Code of Conduct,
stated a news release from
Patricia Telles-Irvin, UF's vice
president of stu-
Local dent affairs.
News The details of
could not be disclosed, Telles-
"Students make mistakes,"
she wrote. "What's most im-
portant are the lessons learned
by all of us and making things
A decision from the State
Attorney's Office about
Meyer's criminal charges is
due to become available to-
Spencer Mann, spokesman
for the office, could not be
reached for comment by press
Griscti said Monday he
couldn't comment on the deci-
sion. Although Meyer allowed
himself to be photographed
in Griscti's office, he declined
comment as well.
"This is beyond anybody's
expectations in terms of media
interest," Griscti said. "I've yet
to find anybody who doesn't
know about this in Gainesville,
Europe or elsewhere."
The aggressive attention
from other students and
the media has been hard on
Meyer, Griscti said, but he's
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UF hires new official to handle university's money
By DEVIN CULCLASURE
In a time of budget cuts, tuition increases
and financial uncertainty, a new UF adminis-
trator will be charged with managing univer-
Matthew Fajack, executive director of
financial affairs at Kent State University, was
named vice president and chief financial of-
ficer in a news release Monday.
As CFO, his responsibilities will include
providing analysis, planning and recommen-
dations related to UF's finances, UF President
E With tough
times falling on the
back Tim Tebow
and the rest of the
UF football team
are searching for
ways to cope with
three losses in four
See story, pg. 19.
Bernie Machen said in a memo.
Fajack will begin working Jan. 1 and will
earn an annual salary of $200,000.
Machen said Fajack would work with the
entire UF administration as well as the Board
of Trustees. He will also work with UF-affili-
ated organizations such as the UF Foundation,
University Athletic Association and Shands
He will report directly to Kyle Cavanaugh,
senior vice president for administration.
Cavanaugh said a search committee
headed by Steve Dorman, dean of the College
of Health and Human Performance, worked
with Witt/Kieffer, a private search firm, in a
"[Fajack] met with the vice
presidents and deans and came
through with very strong recom-
UF senior vice president for administration
nationwide hunt for candidates.
Before holding his position at Kent State,
Fajack was the CFO for the Beta Capital
Group in Dallas for 14 years. He also founded
and served as the CFO for Legend Airlines,
a business-class airline based at Dallas Love
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"He met with the vice presidents and
deans and came through with very strong
recommendations," Cavanaugh said.
UF followed other universities, such as the
University of Michigan, in creating a position
to handle increasingly complex finances.
Cavanaugh also announced that Susan
Blair would assume the role of chief privacy
officer Nov. 1.
Blair will oversee privacy policies and pro-
tections for student records and health infor-
mation. She will also manage safeguards for
other confidential information, such as Social
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Complex offers 'green' living for $1,200 a month
By APRIL DUDASH
The Bartram, an environmentally
friendly apartment complex expected to
open next year, will be one of the first of
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lead developer of The Bartram.
It's the group's policy to have every
one of its projects either LEED certified or
considered a sustainable development,
Pam Brown, the manager of
Contemporary Management Concepts,
said she publicized The Bartram at UF's
Fall Housing Fair last week.
Construction for The Bartram started
in the spring, and is expected to open
around May or June 2008.
The units will feature granite coun-
tertops, energy-efficient appliances and
walk-in closets, he said.
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six-story parking garage and a poolside,
gourmet outdoor kitchen.
A one-bedroom apartment will cost
about $1,200 per month. A three-bed-
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Business executive highlights value of networking
By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
Alligator Contributing Writer
A JPMorgan Chase executive said his 20
years of business success are highly related to
the values of a student organization Monday
Speaking to a standing-room-only crowd
of more than 100 people, Louis Schioppo,
chief financial officer for JPMorgan Chase,
said he is interested in hiring members of the
Association of Latino Professionals in Finance
Schioppo said the association's members
are highly talented students who differentiate
"If you want to be in that pool, (it's) a good
place to start," he said.
The association's UF chapter was estab-
lished this year, said Yadira Sanchez, co-presi-
dent and a UF accounting senior.
Schioppo spoke at the group's second
Although he is not Latin and was not a
member of the association in college, Schioppo
said the group's values would lead students
He advised students not to be afraid of tak-
ing risks, especially early in their careers, and
to develop their skills at every opportunity.
"Your skill set, your toolbox, you have to
keep it fresh," he said.
Schioppo also emphasized the value of
As an example, he used the story of his re-
lationship with Carlos Barriga, a UF alumnus,
and Alina Garcia, a Marriott employee and
graduate of Florida International University.
Barriga and Garcia also spoke at the meet-
"As you think about your student
life and who you want to be, if you
want to be a leader, start now."
chief financial officer for JPMorgan Chase
Schioppo met Barriga and Garcia at the
association's national convention in Orlando
After meeting Barriga, Schioppo hired
Barriga on the spot.
Since she met him, Garcia said Schioppo
has become her mentor.
Garcia also offered four tips to make the
transition from college to the professional
"Never look at your job as that money-
maker," she said. "Look at it as an extension of
Valentina Gonzalez, a fourth-year UF fi-
nance major, said hearing from recent college
graduates was helpful because they're the
same age and have common interests.
During a question-and-answer session,
Schioppo said students should concentrate
on the opportunities in front of them at the
"As you think about your student life and
who you want to be, if you want to be a leader,
start now," he said.
'The Interns' move to third task in SFCC competition
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Lillian Guevara-Castro, features editor at The Gainesville Sun, discusses the results of the second elimi-
nation for SFCC's "The Interns" contest Monday at The Gainesville Sun.
By CASEY BROOKE LAWSON
Alligator Contributing Writer
Morgan Miller, Big Red team
member, walked into a conference
room expecting to be disappointed.
"The Big Red team had a lot of
problems -when it came down to
it," said Lillian Guevara-Castro,
features editor at The Gainesville
Sun. "Their work reflected the dif-
ficulties they faced with technology,
which is ultimately why they were
Guevara-Castro made the sec-
ond elimination Monday for the
SFCC contest "The Interns," which
incorporates teamwork with weekly
tasks. SFCC's Student Government
and the Student Advocacy Network
joined together three years ago to
create the contest.
Each team consists of four
SFCC students, and each member
of the winning team will receive a
scholarship for 12 credits at SFCC,
as well as an internship that corre-
sponds with their discipline.
Guevara-Castro said the Bomb
Squad team articulated its concept
clearly and effectively.
"We were honored to hear such
praise about our work because we
put our hearts and souls into this
task," said Bomb Squad member
Gustavo Moran, 19.
Guevara-Castro said her deci-
sion was based on the design,
construction and reporting of a
newspaper page, which was filled
with articles and images about local
The third task of the contest,
hosted by North Florida Regional
Medical Center, was announced
at the end of the
Santa Fe elimination cer-
College The teams will
propose a curric-
ulum for Gainesville High School's
Academy of Health Professionals,
which educates and certifies stu-
dents in different health-related
fields, said Laurie Welch, directorof
human resources at North Florida
Regional Medical Center.
A local business hosts each task,
which will relate to one of the ma-
jor disciplines, said Ben Anderson,
SFCC Student -Government presi-
Following a fourth elimination,
the winning team will be decided
at the dosing ceremony, Anderson
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Ghost Walk brings visitors back to Civil War era
By CLAIBOURNE SMITH
Alligator Contributing Writer
Cars crowded the entranceway of the
Morningside Nature Center on Saturday eve-
ning, forcing some to wait in the turning lane
on State Road 26.
They were all waiting for the same reason
- to catch a glimpse of a ghost.
The park gates opened at 7 p.m., and the
line of cars crept along the wooded road to
the visitor parking lot like a funeral proces-
As the passengers unloaded underneath a
full moon, the people costumed children,
teenagers with flashlights and parents push-
ing strollers set out with good spirits for
the fourth-annual Ghost Walk.
The Ghost Walk is a night hike on the
Living History Farm at Morningside Nature
Center put on by the city of Gainesville's
Nature Operations Division.
"I think the idea is fantastic," said Sally
Wazny, program coordinator. "It gets people
out to a place they might not have known
After putting on park-provided bug spray
and listening to Wazny share information on
area wildlife, people began the hike to the
Living History Farm.
The Living History Farm sits on 10 acres of
land and recreates a real farm in the mid- to
A hand-hewn longleaf pine cabin and his-
toric buildings were some of the things that
set the scene for the walk. The buildings were
moved there from around the county, accord-
ing to the city of Gainesville's Web site.
Wazny led the group of 100 through the
paved parking lot and onto a dirt trail.
The only light came from large tin cans
with holes punched in the sides and candles
in the center.
As Wazny warned the group to quiet
down so not to scare away the ghosts, still-
ness settled upon the ghost-seekers.
The group stopped at an authentic cash-
crop field and stared intently at a light com-
ing from the middle of it.
Merald Clark, a nature assistant in the
division, emerged from the field holding a
red kerosene lantern and wearing authentic
1800s clothing featuring a loose-fitting white
cotton shirt, a dark vest and satchel on his
The large group of visitors split up into
three smaller groups so that everyone could
hear stories from two other "ghosts" as well.
"I think the idea is fantastic. It
gets people out to a place they
might not have known existed."
Clark, a farmer of sugarcane, cotton and
corn, told of the Civil War's end, incorpo-
rating the effects it had on Hogtown, better
known today as Gainesville.
Next was George Chappell, a farmer with
a deep and raspy voice sitting on a bench.
The setting behind him featured an old-
fashioned tool shed, complete with wooden
tools and sharp axes.
The last ghost was Katherine Edison,
a woman sitting in an authentic 1800s log
cabin singing to her baby in a wooden rock-
She told of her five children and their daily
chores and sang two songs for the listeners.
The entire event ended in a large wooden
schoolhouse, complete with benches and old
lanterns lining the walls for light.
Ginger snaps, hot chocolate, sweet tea and
lemonade were available to guests.
Even though all the characters were fic-
tional, their stories were all based on facts
that each had researched, Wazny said.
All three ghosts used their real names and
are city of Gainesville employees who work
on the Living History Farm the rest of the
"My favorite part is the people that come
around," said Chappell, who has been a
ghost since the first Ghost Walk.
"I once had this little girl come up to me
afterwards and say, 'I'm sorry,' because my
character had lost two sons. She wanted to
comfort me, and it was just so cute."
George Chappell poses as a Civil War ghost
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Over and Out
With any hope, Tasergate
is coming to an end
So Andrew Meyer apologized.
So Andrew Meyer withdrew from the semester.
So Andrew Meyer has accepted punishment from UF
and the State Attorney's Office.
But should we accept his apology? It's been six weeks
since Tasergate, when University Police Department officers
Tasered Meyer at Sen. John Kerry's forum Sept. 17. This apol-
ogy could have come sooner, since Meyer's attorney said he
began drafting it as soon as he was released from jail.
In Meyer's apology letter, he seems to make himself out
to be a martyr after sparking debate and protests on campus
about free speech, Student Government's open-mic platform
on the Plaza of the Americas and Meyer's ever-present ques-
tion about voter disenfranchisement after the 2004 election.
Should we buy his apology?
Meyer was reported to have told UPD officers they did
nothing wrong after he was arrested and charged with a third-
degree felony and a second-degree misdemeanor.
Now that Meyer has found worldwide attention, YouTube
fame and probably countless Facebook friend requests, we
wouldn't be surprised if he's ready to put this whole thing
We're ready, too. Forgive and forget, the saying goes.
OK, so here goes.
We forgive Meyer for embarrassing UF in front of Sen.
Kerry, the forum's audience, video cameras and the millions
of viewers who watched the embarrassing incident online.
We forgive him for turning an Accent-sponsored event into a
knock-down, drag-out fight.
We forgive him for Accent's response to what happened,
namely for Dr. Jack Kevorkian's speech being moved to next
semester. Hell, we'll even forgive him for the chaos that en-
sued on campus.
But we won't forget any time soon, and we're sure he won't
We know Meyer won't forget, because he has received
punishment from UF and the State Attorney's Office. He
won't forget because now his record will have a permanent
mark on it although some future employers might not view
that as a bad thing.
He won't forget because of the worldwide attention,
YouTube fame and probably countless Facebook friend re-
UF won't forget, either. Its Committee on Civil, Safe and
Open Environment will be active at least through the end of
the year, and any decisions or recommendations it makes
could affect UF for years to come.
UF students won't forget. Thanks to the catchphrase of the
year "Don't Tase me, bro" and the protests staged, every
student will remember what happened that fateful day.
Hopefully, UPD won't forget. Even though the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement cleared it of any wrongdo-
ing and its two officers are back on duty, we sure as hell hope
officers will think more discriminately next time they whip
out their Taser guns.
Sen. John Kerry won't forget. Out of all the campaigning
and all the speeches he's done in his decades of politics, we're
pretty sure this forum at UF ranks at the top of the "Most
Interesting" list but let's face it, that list isn't very long.
We won't forget, either. This entire ordeal has been a huge
learning experience for everyone at UF, whether they are stu-
dents, student reporters, UF administrators or Andrew Meyer
We accept Andrew Meyer's apology, but don't take our
word for it.
You can read Meyer's apology letter on Page 7.
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Legalizing weed wo
M marijuana will be decriminalized before 2015. When
that day arrives, be prepared for exactly nothing
horrible to happen. Your children won't be mur-
dered at gunpoint. Your liquor store won't be robbed. There
will, however, be some bitchin' parties.
Pizza sales will be up more than 400 percent. Solo Cup
Co. will halt production of cups and increase its share in the
How much else of our social landscape would change? If
you're not a member of the "young disillusioners club," you
know that people aren't going to smoke any more than they
do now. Those who want to smoke five times a day already
do, and those who wish to abstain would do so gracefully
regardless of legality.
Pot wouldn't be smoked on the streets because there
would be "open-joint laws." Weed wouldn't be puffed by
latchkey kids any more than today because 15-year-olds are
the ones who already get the best bud. And people won't go
to work stoned because they would be fired just like the alco-
holic down the street.
It will take a few years before the naysayers fully realize
what marijuana can do for the country. While there won't be
overnight changes, America will eventually benefit from the
commercialization of pot.
This argument isn't just the brainchild of stoners. In
June, 500 economists signed an open letter to the president,
Congress, governors and state legislatures supporting the
legalization of marijuana.
The signers of the study, undertaken by economists at
Harvard University, include three Nobel Prize laureates.
One of the laureates, Milton Friedman, was one of the mas-
terminds behind Ronald Reagan's economic policies and
arguably the most important to risk his John Hancock and
reputation in support of legalization.
And by the way, four of the 500 economists who signed
are UF professors.
How could such intelligent people support such a hea-
The views expressed here are not
uld lead to wealth
thenish drug? Because the benefits
outweigh the supposed social costs.
Ending the enforcement of
marijuana prohibition would save
the government $7.7 billion a year,
according to Harvard's report. That
Kyle Cox doesn't even include the tax rev-
enues, estimated at $6.2 billion.
email@example.com Imagine $14 billion a year spent
on fixing roads or hiring new teach-
ers instead of illegally funding terrorists and drug czars.
Yes, the underground marijuana market would fall to
pieces. You wouldn't buy from Bill down the street because
his weed changes hands 20 times between the grower and
buyer. That means 20 markups of price a user would have to
absorb when he could buy weed wholesale from Costco.
Well, maybe Costco wouldn't make an immediate
jump into the lucrative market, but plenty of stores would.
Forbes.com forecasts that agricultural groups such as
ConAgra foods would be potential growers.
Even liquor businesses like Constellation Brands mak-
er of Corona are potential large-scale growers because of
the undeniable abundance of potential profit.
Marijuana is already California's largest crop, even worth
more than wine, according to Economist.com. Since April,
$10 billion worth of plants have been seized, and this figure
doesn't even take into account the crops that weren't found.
When legalization occurs, you can bet the farm that more
American entrepreneurs will jump on an opportunity to
grow, especially in the fertile regions of the South and West.
Jobs will be created in agriculture, retailers including
Modem Age and gas stations might start selling bud to
helping out local economies, and your best friends would no
longer be arrested for an incredibly silly crime.
Where will you be when the dock strikes 4:20?
Kyle Cox is a junior majoring in marketing and anthropology.
His column appears on Tuesdays.
necessarily those of the Alligator.
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Andrew Meyer apologizes to UF
To the UF community and The Gator
Nation the world over,
Because of my conduct, this last
month has been a public trial for everyone
who represents the University of Florida. For
that, I want to sincerely apologize. I never
wished to cast a negative light upon our fair
At the John Kerry forum, I stepped out of
line. There were rules in place to ensure that
the forum was run in an orderly fashion, and
I did not follow them.
In society, as in life, there are consequences
for not following the rules. In this instance,
not following the rules has imposed conse-
quences for many more people than just my-
self, people who have seen this school, and
perhaps their degree, tarnished in the eyes of
others through no fault of their own.
For that again, I am truly sorry. As all of
you who attend here know, the University
of Florida is a fabulous institution, a place
where many of the finest young minds in
Florida come to be educated, grow as people,
and ultimately begin to look forward toward
their own careers.
Despite what the media, have portrayed, I
can not imagine a better environment for hon-
est and open discourse, and the way that the
UF community responded and really came to-
gether throughout the firestorm proves that.
Student Government, which has provided
thought-provoking speakers throughout my
time at UF, responded to the incident in the
best fashion possible it provided an open-
mic platform on the Plaza of the Americas.
During a heated public debate, SG showed
Andrew Meyer that it is committed
S to the students of the
Speaking Out University of Florida.
I would also like to
personally thank all of the students of this
great university. Your interest in this matter,
whatever your position, is indicative of the
true spirit of this university. UF is a free and
loving and caring place, and your awareness
and involvement has made me prouder than
ever to be a Florida Gator.
There is one last person and entity that
deserves my utmost praise. To UF President
Bernie Machen, and all of the UF administra-
tion that has had to react to this situation, I
thank you for your calm and just leadership
during this time. I thank you both for allow-
ing me to return to class, and for providing
an arena where students could voice their
concerns, the student and faculty panel. The
creation of the panel proved once and for all
that UF cares about the direction it is going in,
and it wants students to be a part of the deci-
And finally, I have one last apology to
make. To everyone who came to see John
Kerry speak and to all concerned Americans,
I'm so sorry that I lost my cool in that au-
ditorium. I went there to ask an important
question the question of voter disenfran-
chisement in America cuts to the heart of our
democracy and my failure to act calmly
resulted in this important town forum ending
without the discourse intended. For that, I am
Andrew Meyer is a senior majoring in tele-
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Starbucks takes over Java City's spot in Reitz Union
By ILEANA MORALES
Jenny Talana and Phillip Sotomayor don't
usually drink coffee.
But on Monday, the UF students said they
were cold, and the newest Starbucks on cam-
pus had just opened in the Reitz Union food
"It's nice to have this time of year," said
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who ordered a hot chocolate. "I think people
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Sotomayor, a mechanical engineering ju-
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"I see them popping up everywhere on
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Talana said she thinks the Starbucks makes
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Mironack said UF gets a 10.4 percent com-
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rest goes to the finance and administration de-
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MEYER, from Page 1
learned a lot about journalism in
"Given that this is his chosen
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process," Griscti said.
He said Meyer's apology was
completely self-prompted. He
started drafting it immediately af-
ter his release from jail Sept. 18.
"In society, as in life, there are
consequences for not following the
rules," Meyer wrote. "In this in-
stance, not following the rules has
imposed consequences for many
people other than myself, people
who have seen their school, and
perhaps their degree, tarnished in
Charles Roop / Alligator Staff
Andrew Meyer looks up at his attorney, Robert Griscti, at his office in
Gainesville on Monday night.
the eyes of others through no fault
of their own."
Griscti said Meyer didn't plan
his outburst, as the UPD report
might have suggested.
However, Meyer's remark to
officers in the police car, when he
said they "did nothing wrong,"
was accurate. Meyer had no ani-
mosity toward individual officers,
Meyer wrote that he attended
the speech to ask Kerry about vot-
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and he "lost his cool."
Griscti said he and Meyer are
happy with Machen's creation of
a committee to examine UF's poli-
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and event security.
"The creation of the panel
proved once and for all that UF
cares about the direction it's going
in," Meyer wrote.
Griscti said he attended the
panel's first meeting and is willing
to contribute what he can to the
committee's future discussions.
He said he would examine
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U For Rent
Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS bus
routes. All at a rate that won't break your
bankI Call now for specials: 335-7656 12-
MOVE IN TODAY!
Charming 1/1 and 2/1 apartment homes!
Next to UF, Shands, and Butler Plaza!
Water included! Pets welcome!
SPECIAL LOW RATES starting at $4991
Call now! 352-376-1248
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
313's from only $486 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $452 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
LIVE THE LIFE!
All Inclusive Ind. leases
Big 2/2s 3/3s & 4/4s
Filling fast Lease now
MOVE IN TODAY!
1/1 & 3/2 starts @ $739
FREE RENT & NO Mll FEES
BIG AND CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq ft $675
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $750
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also
available 373-4423 www.maximumre.com
Reserve Now For January 2007!
Downtown-Studios, 1, 2, & 3's
It is never too early to sign! 338-0002
U For Rent
*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.
Whales, Elephants, & Dinosaurs
OK, now that we have you thinking BIG, think
BIG rooms, BIG amenities, and BIG Savings
(until April 30th, 2007). 5 minutes from UF
and Shands.Open Weekends
Ask About Our Move In Specials
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW 62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
Ask About Our Move-In Specials
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages,
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Intemet;
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
701 SW 62nd Blvd 866-747-8443
1 BR Loft Style
Starting at $650 mo
M-F 11-6 Sat 10-2
3006 SW 23rd St 866-747-8443
U For Rent
HUGE 2 BR 1 BA
W/D hookups. Pets OK
Walk to Vet School
$700 mo. Move in today
866-747-8314 CMC LLLP
Lic. Real Estate Broker
Equal Housing Oppty.
CRICKET CLUB II
Brand new 1, 2, & 3 bdrm
Conveniently located near
and SFCC. For more info. Call:
M-F 9-6, Sat 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
2BR + BONUS ROOM
Great SW 34th location
Only 2 Left! 376-0828 12-5-07-71-2
2BR for LESS
Private single-story Villa
ONLY $669 PLUS
Only 1 left! 375-1519 12-5-07-71-2
** LIVE ALONE **
1 BR VILLA ONLY $539, Sept FREE!
1/2 mile to UF & Butler Plaza
Walk-In closet! Alarms avail
375-3077 Avail NOW & FALL. Open Sat.
1 BR apt. w/pvt gated courtyard in small quiet
professional complex. Close to 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/1 BA, 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
ONLY 1 MILE to UFI
Across from NEW Starbucks!
2br $699 $869
HUGE 1BR ONLY $499
Single-story Villa in NW
Private patio*Full kitchen
Lease Now/Aug 372-3826
5BR/2BA Near UF $1295/mo
4BR/4BA Univ. Terr. $1525/mo
2BR/2BA Townhouse $850/mo
30 + Properties Available!
2BR/1.5BA TOWER OAKS
Sun porch, deck, tile floors, fenced yard,
dishwasher, WID, ceiling fans, close to UF
and shopping. NS $650/mo + $650 security
deposit. Call 374-7175 11-2-07-35-2
Nice 1BR Villa
October only $295
Call today 375-3077 12-5-51-2
ONE MONTH FREE
HUGE 2br & 3brl!
Its a MUST SEEI
333-1120 Call NOW! 12-5-51-2
Only $485 FREE water
October only $295
Great Location next to Butler Plaza
Call TODAY*377-2596 12-5-51-2
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 NOW377-2596 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
Ask about 1 month
1BR/1BA starting at $635
Close to UF & Shands
2411 SW 35th PI
M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-2
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
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
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
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-
l| For Rent
| unfurnished 3
2BR/1.5 BA townhouse less than 5 miles
from UF. End unit with a view, new wood
floors and new carpet, fireplace, WID, 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
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
$850/mth or sale price $132K OBO, 2
bdrm/2 bth in Las Pampas Townhouse, NW
Gainesville near NW 39th Av and NW 34th
St, community pool/laundry pets ok call 561-
662-7026 or 352-335-0440 11-8-10-2
upstairs master w/ walk-in closet and own
bathroom in cobblestone. minutes from UF.
internet and cable included, pool, hot tub,
24hr gym. move in mid-dec. $598+utilities
2BR/2 BA townhouse less than 5 miles from
UF. Gated community, pool, new wood floors
and new carpet,fresh paint, & plenty of closet
space. In excellent condition. 875/mo Call
352-328-6447 email email@example.com
Brand new townhouse in Hailey Forest
- 3BR/2.5BA, cent heatlair, screened back
porch, well equipped kitchen, washer &
dryer; close to Archer road shops, UF, AGH,
& Shands. $1300/mo $1400 sec. deposit.
Ready for move-in. Edbaurmanagement.com
1731 NW 6th St. 375-7104 12-5-25-2
First Month Free!
3bd/1ba Walk to Law School ,
1 bd/1 ba Walk to Law School
2bd/1 ba Walk to UF
Union Properties, Inc.
Malibu Cove Apts.
Walk to UF!
Spacious Loft 1bd/1ba
Reduced to $625/mo!
Union Properties, Inc.
Female Roomate Wanted for $550.00/month
2BR/2BA Luxurious Condo for Rent located
2 minutes away from UF Campus. Furnished
Living Room Area/ Unfurnished Bedroom.
If interested please contact 352-246-7828.
1BR in 2BR Historic House $475
3 blocks from UF / 10 blocks from UF
Tall Ceilings, Fireplace & Large Porch
Call Eric 352-682-7424 11-5-5-2
Apartments Sublet & Roommates
2BR/2BA townhouse. Woodland Villas.
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!
Mariene 941-812-3831 11-1-07-10-3
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B Subleases 7)
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-
GUARANTEED SEAT ON BUS
1BR w/pvt BA fully furn. Full security.
Female only. Dec paid for. Avail after 12/16
0,l1 Aug '08. Call 772-260-1471 or email
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 1 BR/1 BA apartment.
2 blocks from UF Stadium.
$455/mo. Call 352-514-3519.
Gatornest. Pref Grad student. 10-31-07-5-3
SUBLEASE MASTER 1BR/1BA MUSEUM
WALK. Big room, walk-in closet. $599/mo
util, internet, cable all included. Next to UF
Gym. Bus access. Avail Jan to Aug. Please
call Piero 305-785-8257, Piero05@ufl.edu.
1BR/1 BA $529/mo util incl.
Clean, furn apt, close to UF! Bus stop, pool,
gym, etc. Avail Jan 08 -Aug 08 -Aug PAID!!
Contact Jessica 571-271-1803 11-6-7-3
October November free, lease ASAP! Apt in
Hidden Lake rent $545 plus util. 1000 sq
ft! All amenities, 2 min to UF. Call Jennifer
239-331-0431 or email@example.com
to come look. 11-20-07-15-3
1 BR Sublease at Museum Walk Apts
(Behind UF Hilton SW 34th) available Spring/
Summer. Private bath. Cable included.
Convenient bus to UF. $565/month 321-282-
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 12-5-71-4
COUNTRYSIDE CONDO 1 BR/1 BA avail 1/1/
08 in 4BR/4BA unit. $465 all utils incl, W/D,
exercise room, pool, direct bus to UF 3 miles,
ethernet access. Call Sebastian 352-874-
8905 or Flo 1-352-357-9695 10-31-19-4
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 BR w/pvt entrance
in.2BR CONDO. Walking distance to UF. 2
pools in complex. Central Heat & Air. Avail
now. $395/mo. Call Mike at 352-316-3930.
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Excellent condition 1BR/1BA avail in a 3BR/
3BA condo in Rockwood Villas. W/D, great
pool, volleyball courts. $475/mo + 1/3 utils.
Must see. Avail now. Call Mike @ 352-339-
Male roommate. 1 BR of 2/2. Close to
campus, next to Shands. Fully furnished.
Pool, patio. Rent $395 + half util. 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 GRADIMEDIINTL STUDENTS
Avail immediately, large room wlpvt bath
in large quiet home 5 min to UF. $550/mo
+ utils. Newly decorated, W/D, CH/AC. Call
Seventh Street Station. 5 min from UF.
Privacy and your own room and bathroom
in a beautiful condo. 450.00 per month +
1/2 utilities. $500 security and first month
rent required to move in. Available Dec 20th.
Great location, great roommates, great price.
Excellent condition with all the hook-ups,
1 bedroom. Please call 352-231-9226 11-
Roommate needed for University Terrace
West starting January. Private BR/BA, com-
mon living area. Cable, hi-speed internet.
Convenient to UF and SFCC. Call 352-283-
1198 or 352-318-0399 11-9-07-10-4
Very nice and clean room for rent in Cricket
Club! 2/2, nice wooden cabinets and marble
countertops throughout apartment. Brand
new, no one lived in room before. $490/
month. Two pools, tennis courts, basketball,
and gym. Call Sebastian at (786)-290-3244.
Rooms for Rent in Nice NW Home $400. 2-
3m to university and santa fe. Near bus route.
W/D. Internet/Cable included. Call 352-262-
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Pre-construction, New, & Existing Condos,
Townhomes, & Houses For Sale Near UF at
Affordable Prices. Search here or receive an
Email list: www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call
352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
New Condos 3 blocks from UF!
Walk to UF. 1,2,3,4 Bedrooms For Sale.
For details on ALL condos Call Eric, Campus
Realty at 352-219-2879 12-5-98-5-5
Walk to UF and stadium from luxurious
Jackson Square Condominiums.
Built to last a lifetime Priced from mid-$250s
M. M. PARRISIt
Contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors at 1.800.755.0086 or visit the all
new mmparrish.com for more information
on our many condominium communities.
There's something for every lifestyle!. 12-
NEW 1,2&3BR Condos Starting at $159K
By UF. Gated. Covered, assigned parking
Matt & Tiffany Thomas Realtors
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
352-494-0194 & 352-316-5556
I BUY PROPERTY
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure
Anytime, anywhere. Quick closing. "
Let me buy your problem. 352-278-9347
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.
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
* FOR SALE OR LEASE WITH OPTION *
3BR/1BA 1 car garage House. 3 mi north
of UF 1951 NW 31st Ave. Fully remodeled,
cent H/A, nove-in ready. $131,900. 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
1 BR/1 BA CONDO
$104,500. Call 352-213-3943
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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 w7mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, mustsell, 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
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DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 12-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-5-71-6
**BEDS ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846. 12-5-71-6
Bed-All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-5-71-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-5-71-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-5-71-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $90 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 12-5-71-6
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
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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-
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 12-5-71-7
C 0 PUTERS
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
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00*** GATORS CAR ALARMS $99.95*00
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Gainesville's Oldest Car Stereo Store.
WAREHOUSE PRICES AUDIO OUTLET
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m | Electronics
Infiniti Kappa 12" subwoofer
Perfect condition. $60 OBO. Call Danny (352)
f Bicycles J
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
*al For Sale
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-5-71-10
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
PARTY SUPPLIES: Complete line of Bar
Supplies, glassware, beer taps, draft beer
equipment. Professional Cooking Utensils.
R.,W. Beaty Co. 4322 NW 13th St, Gville
RWBEATY.COM 376-5939 12-5-72-10
BOOKS BY BOB BRACKIN
visit my website www.bobbrackin.com
*l For Sale '
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
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Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
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3550 SW 34th St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
New convenient location now open!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
We have moved to a temp. location as
we await the completion of our new state
of the art facility. New scooters starting at
$999. lyr Warranties. We also service ALL
brands of scooters. Pickup Available. Low
Labor Rates. Free estimates. 376-6275
ll| Motorcycles, Mopedsj E
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service
rates! Will service any make/model. Close
to campus! $19.99 oil changes! 336-1271
CLOSE TO CAMPUS
534 SW 4th Ave.
Scooters, E-bikes, Offroad, & Accessories!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 12-5-71-11
**SHINKO SPORT BIKE TIRES**
190/50/ZR17 $115.95-180/55/ZR17 $112.95
120/70/ZR17 now $82.95 (in stock + more)
GATORMOTO is Gainesville's #1 service
facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters.
Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around.
Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator
Grads so we know how to treat our custom-
ers! 376-6275 12-5-71-11
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-5-71-12
CARS -CARS Buy*SelleTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
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CARS FROM $29/MO!
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$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
*FAST CASH PAID*
For any car, truck, or SUV Running or not.
'94 and up. Call Segovia 352-284-8619 12-
Sun City Auto Sales
2306 NE Waldo Rd. 338-1999
All Vehicles 0 down warranty available
No credit check we finance anyone
Buy here Pay here warranty available
Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N. Main St. 375-9090
$2000 discount off any financed vehicle
No credit check we finance anyone
Buy here Pay here warranty available
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-
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Call 949-439-9965 for showing. 10-31-5-12
2002 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
160k miles for $6000. In perfect condition.
Call Brett 217-412-4091 11-8-10-12
2005 Grand Am SE
sedan,gold. V-6 engine, sunroof, cold air, CD,
rear spoiler, cruise. Mileage 29,000, great
condition. $10,990 352-278-5880 11-5-5-12
1997 VW JETTA GT
105K MILES, EXC. COND., 5-SPEED,
NEW TIMING BELT, AC NEEDS WORK.
CALL YASER @ (352) 283 2187.
ASKING $3800 OBO
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
lots of fun! And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 11-13-07-72-13
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Phone reps needed ASAP for Political &
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potential. 371-5888 ext 111, 4112 NW22 Dr.
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Leasing Specialist, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 X301 x301
DELIVERY DRIVERS up to $12/hr.
KITCHEN HELP $7.00-$7.25/hr.
CALIFORNIA CHICKEN GRILL 378-2442
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PT or FT. No nights or weekends. Bilingual a
plus. EEOC. 372-2051 12-5-94-14
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Now hiring COOK & CASHIER PT/FT Apply
in person 600 NW 75th St. Benefits include
FREE MEALS 12-5-71-14
floor a major telecom company. 9am-4pm.
FT. No nights or weekends. Bilingual a plus.
Agressive go-getters only. Up to $25/hr,
salary + commission. EEOC 372-2051 12-
PARK PLACE CAR WASH
Now Hiring FT & PT positions available.
Great environment, flexible hours. Apply in
person 7404 NW4th Blvd-Across from Home
Phone Survey Interviewers Wanted.
Start work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedules! Perceptive Market
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Earn $800-$3200 a month
to drive brand new cars with ads placed on
them. www.AdCarClub.com 12-5-62-14
FAMILY BUSINESS Looking to hire
*ANIMAL TECH FOR REPTILE FARM.*
Must be responsible and able to follow direc-
tions PT & FT available. Start $6.75/hr. Call
Opportunities in TV and Film production.
All looks needed, no experience required
for casting calls. Call 877-218-6224 12-5-
Earn up to $70 per day. Undercover
Shoppers needed to judge retail & dining
establishments. Exp not required. 800-722-
Tutors needed 1-on-1 tutoring at risk elem
school students. 1-4 afternoons/wk $9.50/hr
15-20 min S of UF. Fed work study req. for
employment. Volunteers welcome. For info
contact Sally 352-384-1155; email@example.com
NERO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Now hiring exp servers & host(ess) starting
$4.50/hr + tips. Please apply at 5240 NW
34th St. Across from YMCA Apply between
P/T, F/T, flex hrs. Good pay, tips
advancement. Apply 505 NW 53rd Ave B/T
Maiin NW 13 St. Bring friend to work with.
Part-time & full-time sales positions in local
management co. Fax resume, cover letter
& avail schedule to 352-376-6269 or email
Barbers & Stylist
at 1115 W. University Ave. 352-380-0304
9 W j Help Wanted
Customer service a must!
E-mail resume:firstname.lastname@example.org 12-
No jobs available, but we pay
cash for CDs and DVDs!
(Oh, and we sell them too.)
Hear Again CDs & DVDs
818 W. University Ave, 32601
Help wanted with 8 month old infant. Part-
time flexible hours while mother works
from home. Must be non-smoker, non-drug
user.,Clean, responsible and reliable.
Beginning pay $6.50/hr. 352-226-7272 10-
UF Survey Research Center
$7.50-$8.00/hr + Bonus
Student and Non-Student Positions
Great Resume Builder
352-392-2908 Ext 105
408 W. University Ave suite 106
Receptionist for busy Dermatology office.
Requires energetic, organized person.
Experience preferred. FT M-F, 8-5 Fax re-
sume to 352-332-2966. 10-25-10-14
Hiring PT recept. Ans. phone, cashier, com-
puter skills. Apply in person. 534 SW4th Ave.
Send resume to email@example.com
Club Decadence now hiring dancers,
promoters, & security. Apply 12 SW 2nd
Street. After 8 PM. Gainesville. www.club
Great pay make your own schedule.
Call the hiring mgr @ 379-3663 or email
Bright Forestry Students We are looking
for YOU! New Forestry Product company is
looking for new team members to run our
shop and help us grow our business. Great
hourly rates, weekend hours and opportuni-
ties for growth. Call Stephanie 904-686-
HELP WANTED, BENTO CAFE
Looking for experienced, reliable grill, prep,
or wok cook with knife skills. p/t day/nite
available, good pay. apply in person at 3832
W Newberry Rd next to Gator Dockside. 11-
Marketing Assistant, PfT.
Assists with marketing and PR
for O'Connell Center. Send
cover letter & resume to
firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov 2. 10-30-10-14
Part Time work for FullTime Pay
Telephone Sales Reps
Evening Hrs, No Weekends, Up to $25/hr.,
Paid Training, Paid Weekly
Leave Message @ 352-377-2573 10-30-
Securtiy Staff Needed Nowl
Help residence halls be safe.
Info and applications available
at security office in Beaty East.
392-2161 x 10125 for more info.
PT Assistant Teacher
Experience with young children essential.
HOLIDAY HELP NEEDED
Flex Shifts & Hours Mon-Fri.Front Counter,
Prep, & Delivery.Apply in Person 3832
Newberry Rd Heavenly Ham. 10-25-5-14
WAIT PERSON FT & PT
Apply in person after 3pm, Sawamura
Japanese Steak House, 1624 SW 13th St.
I m l- Help Wanted
ARE YOU CONNECTED?INTERNET
USERS WANTED YOU COULD EARN
$2000-$5000 MONTH.BE YOUR OWN
OR call 772-528-6523 11-2-07-10-14
Eliminate your student loans, plus make an
income marketing our video games. Visit:
www.videogamesforwealth.com for more
information email: videogamer@videogame
BE YOUR OWN BOSS! EARN $500+
PER WEEK Part Time. No Inventory. No
Collections. Simply direct customers to web-
site for Self Defense Products like Pepper
Spray and Stun Guns. EMail Resume to:
Seeking recent grads or current students in
Psy., Sp. Ed., or other related feild to work
with autistic children and adults. $10.00/hr.
Please contact Mark at lister@behavioralsu
pports.com or 332-8588 for more info. 10-
Your own online Travel store. Celebrity en-
dorsed. Top compensation plan. $119.95 to
join. Become certified. 1-888-334-6971;
Increase Your Income! Very Easy Method!
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Comfort Inn West SW40th Blvd
Now Hiring Immediate opening for FT & PT
Front Desk, PT Night Auditor & PT Breakfast
No Experience Necessary -Apply in Person
or call 352-264-1771 11-6-07-10-14
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CALLS FOR TICKETS TO FLORIDA
GAMES FOR THE NEW ALL AMERICAN
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come by 4112 NW 22nd Drive 10-31-07-
Busy eye dr's office needs technician for
M,W,F 8am-5pm and Thursdays from 1-7:30
pm. No Experience necessary, will train. Must
have good people and customer service
skills Fax to 352-248-0692 10-30-07-4-14
FT Senior Sales Rep Sales opportunity to
take over high grossing sales volume ac-
counts, at a well-established and profitable
company, while building upon your own ac-
counts. Must Have At Least 1 Years Sales
FT Customer Service Rep Responsible for
placing orders and handling walk-in clients. "
Send Resumes: email@example.com
Opus Cafe Coffee Bar
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-
Recovery techs wanted: Local research
agency needs qualified personnel.Strong
anatomy background, work with biohaz, at-
tention to detail, analytical thinking. Send re-
sume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Customer service &
Sales exp. preferred
*30-40 hours a week*
Mon-Fri hours flexible
Email resume to:
Part-time (daytime only) at local thrift shop
Applicant will be required to work most
Saturday. Apply in person 430 North Main
St or call 372-1710 10-31-07-5-14
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TRI DELTA NEEDS A FEW GOOD PEOPLE
Great food & atmosphere. Bus Staff needed
for immediate openings. Call to apply 352-
Wrangler wanted, every other weekend. If
you love horses and Jesus come join our
team @ Camp Kulaqua in High Springs.
Horse experience required. Info. Jannette
Earn extra Holiday cash or career level
income...YOU decide! No exp req. Call 538-
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Web: www.youravon.com/aklemm 11-1-
P/T Admin support/Runner
Duties: Run errands, answer phones, misc
tasks. $9/hr Noon to 3pm, Mon-Fri. Send
resume to Info@ECDflorida.com 11-2-6-14
O!O-TAPAS & TINIS
Looking for severs, hosts, bus persons, sous
chef. Call 352-331-6620 11-1-5-14
Full time manager needed for Lane Bryant
store in Gainesville & Ocala. Vacation,
benefits, competitive pay. Call district man-
ager Will at 516-770-8665 or email resume:
START EARNING TODAY!
Do you have a PC with an internet connec-
tion? If so, get started now. Earn good extra
cash with these EASY jobs.
Baby sitter, flexible hours,
experienced, reliable, energetic, references
Mortgage lender has immediate openings
for college students for telephone sales posi-
tions. No exp required. Flex hours. Apply in
person between 5 & 8 pm, Mo-Th 1900 SW
34th St. Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
HYPNOTIST Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Elminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self hypnosis. Low
Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH, NGH
certified 379-1079 12-5-71-15
EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250' x
160' riding ring, round pen &jump paddock.
Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19 sepa-
rate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-3175
Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you
certified under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no
videos. Day/eve/wkend. Class sizes limited.
338-1193 for details. expresstrainingservice
PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
All facilities & amenities, quality instruc-
tion; 15 minutes from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Ctr. 2-11-71-15
Law Office of Vera Page
Marriage Visas Employment Visas -
Naturalization. Richard Ruth, Esq.
352-335-6748 www.ruthlaw.com 12-5-
. HAIR BY GLENDA
Highlights 2 colors 1/2 head $65, full head
$85 or $20 off haircut w/reg chemical service.
Must mention ad. All credit cards accepted.
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Local and long distance moving
10 Free Boxes ($35 value!).
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Search tutors for all UF and Santa Fe cours-
es! Exam reviews, problem solving sessions,
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D & E PROJECTORS
Rentals from $35/day
Law Office of Robert Dixon
MATH & PHYSICS TUTOR
First hour free. 10 years of experience.
Billigual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582
Touch of Heaven Spa-Gator
Days Tues & Wed 15% Off
on Massage, Brazilian, Facials & more.
for appointment 352-332-5005 11-21-24-15
PRIVATE TUTOR: English/Spanish fluency
Experienced, patient, dependable lady
available to tutor English or Spanish at your
location. Days or late afternoons. $10/hr. Ms.
Rolman 386.497.2682 11-1-07-10-15
RESUMES! Quailty Editing, Writing,
Typesetting, Printing. RESUME CITY'S
Services from $34.95. Gator owned since
1981. E mail your resume for FREE analysis
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All Women's Health Center
Free Pregnancy Test
RED EYE & DISCHARGE
Research participants receive study related
examination, investigational drug and pay-
ment. Call Dr. Levy NOW 331-4040 12-5-
1i-D-i -1o First Care of Gainesville
Urgent-Care / Walk-In Medical Clinic
4343 W. Newbery Rd, Ste #10, 373-2340
***CHOOSE LIFEIIS!O Students Welcome-No Appointment Needed
Adoption confidential & compassionate Most Insurances Accepted. 12-5-33-16
adoption advice. Expenses paid if needed.
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THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Gain muscle while you lose fat
Groups forming now. 339-2199
SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES
300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480
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SPRING BREAK ADS
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Place your ad here to look for someone to WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET
share a common interest with or for your Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301
true love 15 min from Gainesville 486-2255
ANONYMOUS YOUNG DOCTOR LOOKING FOR
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Buys and sells modern casual clothing. 509 Event Notices
NW 10th Ave. 375-3752. We pay cash. Open
10-6. We buy till 5.. 12-5-96-18
ABORTION/ABORTION BY PILL (RU-486)
Student Discount. *Family Chiropractic*
Bread & Roses Women's Health Center Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
www.breadroses.com 352-372-1664 373-7070
Spring Break 2008. Sell Trips, Earn Cash
IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR and Go Free. Call for group discounts.
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DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL Acapulco, Bahamas, S. Padre, Florida. 800-
ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD 649-4849 or www.ststravel.com. ARC: 21-5
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SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTS
Open To Public Wed-Fri-Sat-Sun
1 PM to Dusk -Skeet-Trap-5 Stand
Bunker- Gun Rental- Shells- 352-372-1044
**#1 Spring Break Websitel 4 & 7 night
trips to BahamaPartyCruise, PanamaCity,
Acapulco, Cancun and more. Low prices
guaranteed. Group discounts for 8+. Book 20
people, get 3 free trips Campus reps need-
ed. www.StudentCity.com or 800-293-1445
Florida Seller of Travel Reg No.40015010
BAHAMAS SPRING BREAK
$189 for 5 DAYS or $239 for 7 DAYS. All
prices include: Round-trip luxury cruise with
food. Accommodations on the island at your
choice of thirteen resorts. Discounts and
Free trips for group bookings. Appalachia
Florida Seller of Travel Reg No ST35585 3-
Spring Break '08
Wanna go on SB for free?
Book 10 friends, 11th is free!
STA Travel the Reitz Ste G6
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18, ALLIGATOR 0 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30,2007
0F MEN'S BASKETBALL
Donovan cautious in hopes for Werner
By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
His face may look. familiar, but to UF
coach Billy Donovan, second-year forward
Dan Werner is still a freshman.
"They (the sophomore class) stepped
in a situation last year where they saw the
trust I had for those guys, and they're prob-
ably looking and saying right now, 'It's a
lot more intense on the court today than it
iWas a year ago,'" Donovan said. "So, in es-
sence, we're coaching eight freshmen.
"Although their bodies have changed,
they're still trying to develop that mental
toughness that maybe they didn't tap into
Werner and fellow frontcourt mates
Jonathan Mitchell and Marreese Speights
constitute the Gators' sophomore class.
Among the three, Werner saw the most
playing time as a freshman averaging
8.9 minutes per game.
"At first I have to admit I was
disappointed. But lately, and es-
pecially these past three days,
I was very pleased with Werner
and the strides he has made."
UF men's basketball coach
This edge has led to a higher standard
in Donovan's eyes for the 6-foot-7 forward,
who has disappointed early on.
"The one guy that I thought could have
had a much better summer and off-season
was Dan," Donovan said. "He came in
with about 14 percent body fat but has got-
ten his weight down and is in better shape
than he was."
Donovan said Werner has been improv-
ing every day of practice and has begun to
tui- the comer as the season draws near.
"At first I have to admit I was disap-
pointed," Donovan said. "But lately, and
especially these past three days, I was very
pleased with Werner and the strides he has
Werner had a rough first season, averag-
ing only 1.3 points per game and shooting
just 22 percent from beyond the arc.
Although discouraging, Werner's big-
gest issue may not stem from his skill set
"He can not be an effective player at this
level unless he has that mentality of all or
nothing on the floor," Donovan said. "Rug
CALL-IN', from page 20 es s
high of its mid-season turnaround,
Miami gives UF a tougher game
than expected and the Gators' sec-
ondary makes quarterback Kyle
Wright look like the reincarnation of
Vinny Testaverde, but UF triumphs
3. Outback Bowl vs. Illinois
bums, floor burns, whatever you want to
call it. Tough rebounds, be physical, just
play hard. We don't have anyone good
enough to just go out there, be loose, play
and be effective. He needs to give his all."
Werner said the process of going
through ups-and-downs is normal. He also
expects to improve upon last season.
"As far as my shooting and stuff like
that, my freshman year in high school I
kind of went through the same thing,"
Werner said. "My sophomore year I was a
lot better. I think my confidence is going to
come around a lot more."
Werner is sure to see a rise in playing
time this season. Donovan noted that he
might even use Werner as a center when
the team decides to play with a smaller
This could pose a threat for opposing
squads, as Werner plans to use his ability
in knocking down outside shots to stretch
He also said he will use his size and
strength to become a dual threat, and has
spent as much time working on rebound-
ing as he has on shooting during the off-
"Last year I felt like I got in there and I
couldn't even see where the basket was,"
he said. "But now it feels a lot more com-
Nicole Salfker, Alligator Staff
Sophomore forward Dan Werner looks downcourt during a scrimmage at the
Basketball Fan Appreciation Day in the O'Connell Center on Oct. 21.
low it could happen: UF finish-
econd, third or fourth overall in
conference, and Illinois finishes
'nd in the Big Ten.
'REDICTION: Ron Zook makes
glorious return to the state of
ida, and beats his former team
7. The Alligator's Nick Zaccardi,
avid fllini fan, comes up with
corny headline Juiced' for the
er's cover story after Illinois
rterback Juice Williams scores
4. Gaylord Hotels Music City
Bowl vs. Florida State
How it could happen: UF fin-
ishes sixth, seventh or eighth in the
SEC, and FSU places fifth or sixth in
the ACC. The Gators are currently
tied for sixth, and the 'Noles are tied
PREDICTION: The Gators and
'Noles square off for the second
time this season, but the result is
the same. UF defensive back Wondy
Pierre-Louis intercepts both Xavier
Lee and Drew Weatherford for
touchdowns and simultaneously
sets an NCAA high-jump record
and earns a gymnastics scholarship
with his no-hand front flips into the
end zone. The Gators win again, and
Bobby Bowden is enraged when
told of the result two days later.
new for veterans
FOOTBALL, from page 20
a little bit. [They thought] things were go-
ing to come easy. We just couldn't deliver
that knockout blow that we delivered last
For freshman punter Chas Henry, it is
Sunday's team service that helps him get
over the trials of a loss.
"It's been tough," Henry said. "We
just really talk about when we go through
adversity what we are going to do to
overcome it. Talking to Tim [Tebow's]
family, it's such a great family. I talk to his
dad a lot. He gives you a lot of inspiration
when you go into each week. After a loss,
he'll come up and give you a hug and
While most of the youth on this Gators
team has never gone through a situa-
tion like this, some of the
veterans have. In 2005,
Meyer's first season at UF,
the Gators had a stretch
Football where they lost two of
three games, with only a
Mississippi State win sandwiched be-
tween losses at Alabama and LSU.
"We wanted to finish the season out
strong for the seniors," center Drew
Miller said. "We played in the Outback
Bowl and finished out a win for them."
Tebow said one of the greatest aids
when dealing with adversity is the team's
off-season fight or flight syndrome pro-
gram, which tests players' toughness
with their backs against the wall.
Since the Gators no longer control
their own destiny in the Southeastern
Conference and need Georgia and
Tennessee to lose for any shot at the SEC
title game in Atlanta, that wall is getting
"What're you going to do?" Tebow
said. "Are you going to lay down or are
you going to fight? I think our team has a
lot of character from the off-season. That's
what the coaches try to do in the off-sea-
son back us into a comer where you're
either going to stop or keep fighting."
5. AutoZone Liberty Bowl vs.
How it could happen: UF
places sixth, seventh or eighth in
the conference, and ECU wins out in
PREDICTION: The Pirates paint
it purple, pulling off a stunning
upset in overtime, 48-45. I am forc-
ibly removed from the press box for
Quarterback may receive steady diet of cortisone shots for shoulder injury
NOTES, from page 20
The injury hindered his mobility against
Georgia and could have a lingering effect
in Saturday's game against Vanderbilt and
That has many worried about the superstar
- and for good reason.
Tebow did little to allay fans' fears Monday
"I'm probably going to have to play with
some pain," he said.
The sophomore originally bruised the
shoulder against Kentucky on Oct. 20 and
fought his way through six sacks last week.
But he said the shoulder felt better after the
Georgia game than after the Kentucky win.
"We're rehabbing it, trying to get it ready
to go come Saturday," Tebow said. "Getting
sacked and running doesn't make it feel too
Despite his quarterback's concerns, offen-
sive coordinator Dan Mullen said Tebow was
healthier after Saturday's game than before it.
Tebow received a cortisone shot before
kickoff and could continue that routine this
The constant hits on Tebow, as painful as
they looked and must have felt, did not further
aggravate the shoulder, Mullen said.
"You have to think he's going to be much
better by this weekend," Mullen said. "It was
just going to be a time deal with the injury."
ETC: Meyer compared the current tailback
situation to the kicker competition in 2006,
calling the starting job wide open. ... UF's
game at South Carolina on Nov. 10 will air
on ESPN at 7:45 p.m. ... Tebow was named
Monday as one of 15 semifinalists for the
Davey O'Brien Award given to the na-
tion's top quarterback, on and off the field.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2007 ALLIGATOR, 19
Point guard overcomes Hurricane Katrina, injuries-
Nicole Safker / Alligator Staff
Sophomore guard Lonnika Thompson runs during a scrimmage at the
Basketball Fan Appreciation Day on Oct. 21 at the O'Dome.
* LONNIKA THOMPSON IS
A SOPHOMORE TRANSFER.
By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
The number two represents
a lot for sophomore transfer
First of all, it's her jersey
UF coach Amanda Butler will
divide playing time between two
Dig a little deeper and you
find that it is the number of high
schools she attended.
And UF is her second college.
It happens to also be the num-
ber of left ankle sprains she has
But perhaps most significantly,
Thompson and her family were
given just two days to pack their
lives and flee their New Orleans
home in the face of Hurricane
The guard ended up in
Jonesboro, Ga., to live with rela-
tives for the next seven months.
The 2005 Louisiana Class 5A
All-State First Team honoree had
to start her senior season with a
completely new squad.
She remembers being accepted
by the people in Jonesboro.
"They knew everything that
we were going through, but they
didn't know how we felt about
it," Thompson said. "They treat-
ed us-like we were from Georgia
and had always gone to school
Before the first playoff game
in Georgia, her family headed
back to New Orleans.
Though it wasn't really
"home"- her family was forced
to live in temporary residence
near-her school Thompson fi-
nally returned to McDonogh No.
35 High School.
"I was very excited," she said.
"I was real happy to be back
With Thompson back on the
squad, McDonogh 35 made it to
the 5A state championship game.
The 5-foot-4 guard received
scholarship offers from Florida
Gulf Coast, Chipola College,
Monroe College, and Trinity
Valley Community College.
She decided on Trinity Valley
and would be named to All-
Region and All-Conference teams
after her 12 points per game and
6.2 assists per game helped lead
the team to the regional semifi-
-j came calling.
Women's first phone call.
Basketball The two dis-
well as the guard's feelings about
playing for the Gators.
"I really didn't know where I
wanted to go," Thompson said.
"I was like, 'Oh, Florida's not a
bad idea. They have hurricanes,
too,' but I wasn't really worried
about it. ... I know that UF is ca-
pable of winning championships.
I decided I wanted to be a part of
Thompson said the fact that
Butler used to play point guard
for the Gators was a big selling
Butler coaches the point
guards in practice and said the
head coach-point guard relation-
ship is key.
"It's something I put a lot of
emphasis on," Butler said.
"They have to be me when
there's no timeouts left ... You
have to invest a lot of time to get
them to the point where they 11o
Butler looks to split playing
time between Thompson and
fellow sophomore Brittaney
Thomas is bigger and more of
a natural scorer, who Butler said
can "can do things other people
on our team can't do."
Thompson is more of a tradi-
tional point guard and is better at
running the offense and setting
up her teammates.
Butler would not name a
starter for Thursday's exhibition
opener but said both should log
plenty of minutes.
That shouldn't bother
Thompson, as she's just looking
to get back to being completely
She occasionally feels linger-
ing pain from her pair of ankle
sprains but thinks she is begin-
ning to get back to full strength.
"It feels like I'm back to the
old me, but the speed and every-
thing still have to come back,"
The rebuilding process contin-
ues back home in New Orleans
The walls are finally upright
again at Thompson's home, and
they're starting to see some paint.
Carpeting was even put in last
So while Thompson looks
forward to the beginning of the
season, forgive her if she can't
wait for Christmas.
She might finally get to go
home. For the second time. ,
UF MEN'S GOLF
UF drops semifinal to Bruins
After beating Coastal Carolina in a morning
conclusion to Sunday's darkness-postponed
quarterfinal, the UF men's golf team was un-
able to defeat UCLA on Monday.
The Bruins rallied on the closing holes
in individual matches to win the afternoon
semifinal against the Gators at the Callaway
Golf Collegiate Match Play Championships in
Coach Buddy Alexander's ninth-seeded
squad won just one of its five matches against
the fourth-seeded Bruins, finishing 1-3-1 on the
The proximity to victory makes the defeat
that much more frustrating to the Gators.
"We just didn't get it done today," Alexander
"We dropped three matches that we had the
lead in with five holes to play."
One of those matches featured two-time
All-American Billy Horschel and UCLA's Erik
While Horschel led or tied Flores for much
of the match, he lost the lead during the 15th
hole and succumbed falling 3 and 1.
Amond Vongvanij, a freshman who has re-
ceived substantial playing time this fall, never
had the lead against Kevin Chappell, who is
ranked No. 5 in Golfweek's collegiate ratings.
Vongvanij kept the match close despite losing
3 and 2.
Senior Manuel Villegas seized a lead on the
14th hole against UCLA's James Lee but fal-
tered during the next two holes and lost 1 up.
The Gators, however, had a few bright spots.
Junior Toby Ragland recorded the only win of
the afternoon after he held a one-hole lead for
15 of 18 holes, edging Jason Kang 1 up.
"We just didn't get it done today,"
Alexander said. "We dropped three
matches that we had the lead in with
five holes to play."
UF men's golf coach
Senior Tyler Brown, in his first outing of the
season, halved his match with Phillip Francis.
Alexander did see some positives in the
team's persistence despite the disappointing
"We didn't give it away, by any means,"
Alexander said. "UCLA is one of the best teams
The Gators will have a shot at redemption
Tuesday against Southeastern Conference rival
South Carolina in the third-place match.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2007
Gators feel sting of piling losses
By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
In the past month the UF football team has
watched Auburn kicker Wes Byrum do the Gator
chomp in The Swamp, LSU running back Jacob
Hester torch their defense on fourth down and
Georgia fans celebrate in Jacksonville for just the
third time in 18 years.
Needless to say, the defending champs need
time to cope after losing three of their last four
For sophomore quarterback Tim Tebow, the an-
swer to coping came from abroad.
Christy Allen, Tebow's sister, listened as the
Gators lost to Georgia from Bangladesh via the in-
temet. Allen and her husband just began serving as
missionaries in the South Asian nation, and plan to
be there for a three-year term.
"It makes you feel good when people
love you like that. It makes you real-
ize this game really doesn't mean that
much in the grand scheme of things."
With the college football world
standing on its ear and the
more tangled than Joakim Noah's hair,
there should be some pretty interesting
bowl matchups this year.
UF seemed headed for the SEC
Championship Game and a potential
BCS bowl until Saturday's loss to
Georgia opened up a world of post-
Like I See It
Here are my
top-five, no mat-
ter how unlikely,
for the Gators.
cally, the Gators
are not eligible
for a bowl game
yet (they need
one more win to
qualify), but a boy
can dream, right?
When Tebow got home, he had a phone call
waiting from his sister.
"It makes you feel good when people love you
like that," Tebow said. "It makes you realize this
game really doesn't mean that much in the grand
Cgheme of things."
Wide receiver Percy Harvin said it's the talks
with fellow wideouts that help him deal with it all.
That doesn't mean, however, that they ever pic-
tured themselves dropping three of four.
"We never thought we would be in this situation
right now," Harvin said. "I think a lot of players
took things for granted, were living off of last year
SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 18
Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff
UF quarterback Tim Tebow stands in silence after the Gators' 42-30 loss to
Georgia on Saturday in Jacksonville.
Estopinan out for season with ACL tear
* TIM TEBOW IS STILL BOTHERED
BY A SHOULDER CONTUSION.
By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
The UF defensive line took a major hit
Monday, as Coach Urban Meyer said start-
ing tackle Javier Estopinan and backup
Brandon Antwine are out for the season.
Another tackle, redshirt freshman Terron
Sanders, is out indefinitely with a left high-
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Estopinan, a junior starter alongside
Clint McMillan in the middle, suffered his
third ACL injury in the last three years
against Georgia on Saturday.
Meyer spent part of his
Sunday with Estopinan and
"There's not a tougher
Foot all guy, not a better guy," Meyer
Antwine's news comes as less of a shock,
as he spent 10 days in the hospital earlier this
month with muscular back problems.
The loss of Estopinan and Antwine, two
of the Gators' top three tackles, leaves a huge
N 1993: Running back Errict Rhett
carries a UF-record 41 times in a
33-26 victory against Georgia. Rhett
rushed for 183 yards in the game.
hole opposite McMillan.
TEBOW'S HEALTH STILL IN QUESTION:
With no Georgia defenders around, the
only thing Tim Tebow had to protect his
bruised right shoulder from on Monday
was the weather.
He left UF's practice field bundled up
under a red no-contact jersey protected by
a long-sleeve undershirt as the nighttime
temperature dipped into the low 60s.
Tebow needs to take every precaution to
keep his non-throwing shoulder safe.
SEE NOTES, PAGE 18
"She'll have a lot of enthusiasm. I
can guarantee you that. I think Coach
Meyer definitely married up."
UF quarterback Tim Tebow, on how Ur-
ban Meyer's wife, Shelley, will perform
as host of Gator Growl
1. Allstate Sugar Bowl vs. Ohio
How it could happen: UF wins the
SEC and Ohio State loses to Michigan
to finish No. 2 in the Big Ten, earn-
ing an at-large bid. For the Gators
to make it to Atlanta, they must de-
feat Vanderbilt and South Carolina
while Tennessee loses to Arkansas,
Vanderbilt or Kentucky, and Georgia
loses to Auburn or Kentucky.
PREDICTION: The Buckeyes come
into the game looking for revenge for
last year's 41-14 beatdown in the BCS
National Championship Game. In a
dramatic finish, Ohio State receiver
Brian Robiskie makes a catch in the
back of the end zone as time expires.
Unfortunately for the Buckeyes, they
still lose 35-20.
2. Chick-fil-A Bowl vs. Miami
How it could happen: UF fin-
ishes second, third or fourth overall
in the conference, and the Hurricanes
win the Atlantic Coast Conference
Coastal Division but lose the ACC
PREDICTION: The 'Canes and Gators
square off in a preview of next year's
early season matchup. Riding the
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