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2, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2007

News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
Gator Gallop
Percy Beard Track to Southwest
Second Avenue, 8 a.m. to 12:15
p.m., today
There will be a two-mile run
prior to the Homecoming
Parade.

Homecoming Parade
University Avenue, noon to 2
p.m., today
The UF Homecoming Parade
will include participation from
local businesses, high-school
bands and UF and SFCC stu-
dent organizations.

Gators Soccer
James G. Pressly Stadium, 7
p.m., today
The UF soccer team will be
playing the University of South
Carolina.

Gator Growl
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium,
7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., today
Gator Growl will include co-
median Frank Caliendo and
the band Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Alumni Barbecue
O'Connell Center, 11:30 a.m. to
2 p.m., Saturday
The Homecoming Alumni
Barbecue is open to UF alumni
and their families and will in-
clude performances by the UF
cheerleaders and Albert and
Alberta.

Gators Football
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, 12:30
p.m., Saturday
The UF football team will be
playing Vanderbilt University.

Halloween Party
Rion Ballroom, 7:30 p.m. to 11:
35 p.m., Saturday
The Indian Students
Association will be holding a
Halloween party.

PUBLIC SAFETY
Police lock up stadium
For police, Homecoming week-
end isn't much different from a
weekend with a home football


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spokesman. Still, officers are
taking some precautionary mea-
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UPD locked up Ben Hill
Griffin Stadium on Thursday
night to ensure the safety of the
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Student groups shell out money for intricate floats


* THIS YEAR'S PARADE WILL
FEATURE 70 FLOATS.

By STEVEN WEINER
Alligator Writer

With 70 floats entered in UF's
Homecoming parade, crowds can expect
to see live music, local celebrities and colos-
sal robots rolling down University Avenue
today.
Local businesses, fraternities, sororities
and student organizations spent weeks
designing and building the floats.
Max Weiss, UF's Homecoming parade
director, said both the Benton Engineering
Council and UF Surf Club have a history of
making great floats.
Bentley Zephirin, a UF civil engineering
junior, is the Homecoming director for the
Benton Engineering Council, which helps
coordinate laws and standards among en-
gineering organizations on campus.
Last year, Zephirin was the designer for
the council's "Back to the Future" float. It
featured the time-traveling DeLorean car
crashing into a 10-foot-tall model of UF's
Century Tower.


The scene included the characters Marty
McFly, Doc Brown and Mr. Two Bits.
Like most floats, the council's was
primarily made of wood, cardboard and
chicken wire, but it featured two smoke
machines to create the effect of the car's
engines, Zephirin said.
The cost was $1,100, which is about the
same expected cost for this year's float, he
said.
Todd Kinsey, UF Surf Club president,
said his group's float is not about elaborate
designs but about getting the crowd excited
and having fun.
Last year's float featured the local reg-
gae band "Juice" as its main attraction, said
Kinsey, a UF telecommunication senior.
Along with the band, more than 40
people packed onto the truck bed, turning
the float into a traveling party.
For fraternities and sororities, the
Homecoming parade represents the cul-
mination of a week filled with social events
boosting school spirit, said Brian Engel,
Homecoming float chairman for the Sigma
Phi Epsilon Fraternity.
Twelve fraternities and sororities have
paired up and entered six floats into today's
parade, he said.


Scott Robertson / Alligator Staff
Robert Moore, a UF freshman, moves a cardboard piece into place while assembling a pa-
rade float for the Benton Engineering Council.


Parking problems can intensify during Homecoming


Some lots are set aside for students


By MARY MANCONE
Alligator Contributing Writer

Days before the Homecoming
game, the hunt begins. People start
searching, swerving and weaving in
and out in search of the right park-
ing spot.
"When you get a parking pass,
it's not, 'You have a spot,'" said
Mark Ray, a resident assistant at
Murphree Hall. "You have the right
to hunt for a spot."
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Students can be displaced by the
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tion division sets aside parking lots
outside of Tigert and Criser Halls
specifically for those students, he
said.
Students have a chance to park in
those spaces until midnight before
the game, after which anyone can
park there.


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fore the Homecoming game, he will
search for spots in these designated
areas.
He said he does not always find a
parking spot and
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visitor's pass.
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the opportunity to find other park-
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reserved areas are towed.
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"You're being inconvenienced,"
Fuller said. "We're not trying to
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of students, but we've got to clear
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On game day, when tailgaters
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Lt. Chuck Snowden, of the park-
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said that with thousands of people
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become an issue.
Usually, though, UPD has few
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HOMECOMING

Growl skits expected to top last year's


* THE SKITS ARE NOW
PRERECORDED.

By SARA RUBIN
Alligator Contributing Writer

It may be hard to imagine
Steve Spurrier having a direct
effect on the production of
theatrical skits, but like his
playbook, the 01' Ball Coach is
full of surprises.
Gator Growl skits changed
from live performances to
video recordings at Spurrier's
behest.
When Spurrier had natural
grass laid on Florida Field in
1990 to replace the AstroTurf,
performers were prohibited
from running on the field, said
Aron Weingard, producer of
Gator Growl.
As a result, performers
began videotaping skits and
have never turned back.
"I'm maintaining a poker
face, but it's going to be great,"
Weingard said of the skits.


Weingard said even though
the main theme of the skits is
always based around campus
jokes and athletic rivals, new
technology has created oppor-
tunities for the highest quality
of production.
The staff is willing to do
whatever it takes, no matter
how much time is involved, to
create the best possible skits,
he said.
"For every minute of foot-
age, we probably spend over
an hour of filming time," said
Michael Jordan, creative co-di-
rector of Gator Growl.
The process of creating a
skit begins with the seven-
member creative team brain-
storming ideas, writing and
editing a script, casting actors,
filming and editing, Jordan
said.
An element of surprise is
important for the success of
the skits.
For that reason, the skits
are only pre-screened by a
select few directors on staff


before the show. ;:
No more than 10 directors
will have seen them before
they are viewed by thousands
of people.
"The show as a whole is
going to be one of the
best shows that stu-
dents, alumni and the
Gainesville community is
ever going to see."
Michael Jordan
creative co-director of Gator
Growl

Jordan said different video
elements, including songs,
sound effects and footage,
give pre-recorded skits an ad-
vantage over live ones.
"When you see a musical,
it's one-dimensional," Jordan
said.
"But on screen you can re-
ally accomplish a new look
that isn't possible on stage."
Video can be taken from


five of 10 different views at
once, which gives the staff
flexibility to choose the funni-
est or most creative version for
the audience.
The screening process for
actors was more intense this
year, and the overall quality is
the highest ever to be seen at
Gator Growl, he said.
No individual characteris-
tics of the skits make them the
best yet, he said, but rather a
combination of factors.
"Our video editor shoots so
tight and makes it so crisp that
each of our skits are like short
films," Jordan said.
Commercials will also be
acted out, he said.
Instead of showing cameos
all at once, as the 2006 show
did, they will be spread out
during the entire Gator Growl
show.
"The show as a whole is go-
ing to be one of the best shows
that students, alumni and the
Gainesville community is ever
going to see," Jordan said.


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By EVA MAE SMITH
Alligator Contributing Writer

Gator Growl is taking on a
private title sponsor for the first
time in its 84-year history.
Thanks to this year's Verizon
Wireless sponsorship, Growl will
feature increased lighting and
fireworks, said Aron Weingard,
producer of the event.
Sponsorships for Gator
Growl have been sought for the
past three years, he said, but this
year, a team was able to increase
the amount of money brought in
by a single sponsor from about
$5,000 to $50,000.
Paul Drayton, chairman of
the Student Senate's budget
committee, said SG typically
provides about $11,000 through
ads to Gator Growl.
This year it provided about
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6, ALLIGATOR E FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2007


Editorial
Ah, Homecoming weekend. The grills are lit, the RVs
are parked, the beer is on ice. We'd be lying if we said we
don't enjoy it. Even though Archer Road is more packed
than a tin of sardines and our favorite bars are at capacity,
we wouldn't trade this three-day weekend for anything.
But who are we kidding? The Department of Darts &
Laurels knows this weekend is about one thing and one
thing only: football. So enjoy the parade, laugh your butt
off at Gator Growl and yell out "Free bird!" when that
band comes on. But most of all, we're looking forward to
the game. Until then, we present the touchdown edition
of...



Darts-& Laurels
First up, a Tebow-style-stiffarm-run-for-a-first-down
LAUREL to the Panhellenic Council's Junior Panhellenic
Division for its annual "Ghouls, Goblins, and Greeks"
event. The Halloween extravaganza provided Gainesville
residents a safe place to bring their costumed kids where
they could play games, meet SpongeBob SquarePants and
of course, collect tons of candy. Plus, what could be cuter
than all those adorable kids in costume?
Next we have to give a fake-punt-trick-play LAUREL
to Graduate Assistants United and Students for a
Democratic Society for staging a protest about giving
teaching and research assistants more time to pay their
fees. As much as it pains us to say that SDS actually pro-
tested something worthwhile, we'll give them credit for
this one.
As we said in Thursday's editorial, it's not fair for our
TAs to have to shell out for all of their fees at a time when
money is invariably at its tightest. It makes much more
sense for them to be able to have their fees deducted from
their paychecks throughout the semester. We go to a uni-
versity, for crying out loud someone should be able to
figure out how to make this happen.
Perhaps someone like a chief financial officer? We give
a dem's-mad-recruiting-skillz LAUREL to UF adminis-
trators for hiring Matthew Fajack to be UF's new CFO.
The title may sound like something more appropriate for
Morgan Stanley, but it's time we realize UF is basically
a corporation and a multi-million-dollar one, at that.
Fajack will have to analyze UF's finances and make recom-
mendations pertaining to them.
As much as it makes UF seem even more impersonal, in
this time of budget cuts and financial woes, UF must have
a CFO if it wants to stay on top of its game.
We've got a the-play-clock-is-winding-down-and-
thank-God LAUREL to the end of the Andrew Meyer
ordeal. Now that all the investigations are complete and
the punishments meted out, hopefully we can all get back
to normal. And who knows, maybe Meyer will be able to,
as well. Then we can go back to thinking about the first
Meyer: Urban.
In case you're a little hungover after partying all night
on Halloween or Thursday night or even Friday, have we
got a cure for you. We have a better-than-spaghetti-and-
Gatorade LAUREL for Starbucks, which is churning out
mochas at its newest Gainesville location in the Reitz
Union. While we hate that Starbucks is taking over UF
- not to mention the world we know it's a damn good
way to make some much needed moolah.
Finally, we close with a Tebow-throws-to-Harvin-who-
runs-in-for-a-TD-to-beat-the-Commodores-by-about-100-
points LAUREL to the Gators football team. We're confi-
dent they'll win this one and make us bowl-eligible. We'll
see you Saturday in the Swamp.


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abroad opportunities with my family, I usually get the
same response: My parents suggest places I should
spend a semester so it will give them an excuse to visit,
and my little brother recites the same joke and I use
the term joke in the loosest way possible.
It goes something like this: "So, uh, I think I wanna
study abroad when I get to college, too. I just don't
know what her name is yet."
Baa-dum-tchhh.
I know, hilarious.
But anyway, in preparation for my study-abroad
excursion, I opted to live with an international student
this year in order to form friendships with overseas stu-
dents and become more culturally inclined.
My roommate is from England, so I thought it
wouldn't be too different from having an American
roommate because of two very important factors: We
both speak English, and we both love Harry Potter.
It just so happens that our cultures aren't completely
alike, but we enjoy spending time comparing and con-
trasting.
Often, my English roommate, her English friends
and I sit around for hours and play a heart-thumping,
jaw-dropping, riveting game of. "What's It Called?" The
premise is quite simple: Say a word, and then name all
the possible cultural variations of that same word.
This game can become quite lengthy, even rival-
ing epic Monopoly sessions. Some terms, though, like
"creeping Jesus," have no cultural equivalent, while


others could spark a lengthy list.
For example, "fries" to us are
those wonderfully golden strips
of greasy potato that we techni-
cally shouldn't eat, because they
are what doctors and fitness
Colleen Shea gurus deem "unhealthful" and
letters@alligator.org possibly deadly.
To the English, "fries" are
called "chips," and "chips" are
called "crisps" except, under certain circumstances,
"chips" are actually "chips" and not "crisps" but
we'll ignore that for now. It's too advanced.
Speaking of chips, my new English friends are con-
stantly shaking their heads in shame at America's un-
addressed national crisis known as the Fish-and-Chips
Situation.
They do not believe in fish fingers or fast-food fish
because "Fish does not belong in a drive-thru and
should be served with real crisps, not soggy fries." I
agree wholeheartedly, and we should really do some-
thing about this grave situation.
Speaking of drive-thrus, my English friends have
also pointed out just how many fast-food joints we have
in America one for nearly every letter of the alpha-
bet. That struck me as kind of sick and twisted, until I
remembered that the alternatives to fast food are either
going to a sit-down restaurant, where you have to wait
for food, or cooking.
So the moral of this story is, if you want to study
abroad, it would be a good idea to live with interna-
tional students. And if you don't want to study abroad,
that's OK, as long as you at least visit a country where
they sell fish and chips that don't come from a drive-
thru.
Colleen Shea is a sophomore majoring in journalism. Her
column appears on Fridays.


The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.


Reader response
Today's question: Will you Thursday's question: Have
participate in the Homecoming you observed discrimination in
festivities? Gainesville?
Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org


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Letters to the Editor
Greek event great for Gainesville's children
My husband and I wish to express our gratitude
to all of the sororities that participated in the "Ghouls,
Goblins, and Greeks" event on Halloween. All of the
girls were so caring and wonderful with our kids,
and the effort spent decorating the houses, making
costumes and creating games for the kids' enjoyment
was so appreciated by our family. Our children, who
are ages 3 and 1, had a fantastic time, and we all hope
to participate again next year. Thank you again for the
wonderful Halloween experience.
Kelly Kirkpatrick
Gainesville resident



SG deserves praise when merited
The Alligator editorial board should give credit
where credit is due. When our Student Government
leaders got library hours extended for finals, the edito-
rial board decried SG for not doing more.
Apparently it's easy getting the administration
to fork over $5,000 per semester, and apparently
you're damned if you do and damned if you don't.
Yesterday's editorial faulted the Student Senate for
not working harder. The truth is, senators cannot pass
a bill extending library hours.
Their responsibilities lie almost exclusively in al-
locating the Activity & Service Fee to fund things such
as the Reitz Union, the gyms and student organiza-
tions. While an individual senator can sponsor resolu-
tions in-support of an idea, these are rarely effective.
Passed Senate resolutions may theoretically carry
power, but in practice they have proven to be almost
worthless. Instead, the administration regularly seeks
approval from the Student Body president, who holds
the mandate of the greater student body.
I recognize SG's flaws should be elucidated by a
vigilant press. However, when our leaders succeed,
they deserve a mature press corps that doesn't criti-
cize for the sake of criticism.
Ryan Nelson
former student senator


Alligator unfairly criticizes groups' good works
These past few weeks I have seen continuous neg-
ative coverage by the Alligator editorial board wan-
tonly slamming whole groups of students, namely
Greeks and SG, for mostly negligible offenses.
Heck, even in SG's case they did something, yet
the Alligator felt it necessary to continue-its mudsling-
ing campaign. In the case of the Greeks, the councils
took steps to help safeguard Homecoming, and the
Alligator responded by writing what seemed like a
fair editorial but ended in a tongue-in-cheek jab.
Yes, the Greeks and SG do fall short, but they fall
short while aiming higher than all those around them.
I applaud them for striving valiantly in the face of
ridicule and criticism. However, I hope the Alligator
editorialboard rises to-new heights and leaves this
deplorable, immature smear campaign to lesser in-
dividuals.
Tommy Rodriguez
secretary, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity



Free speech essential for democracy
I don't understand some people's view of "free-
dom of speech." It is evident to me that people who
publicly violate the law during peaceful, political dis-
course are met with praise rather than scorn.
I'd like to live in a place where, if I'm disappointed
with my government, I can freely question my lead-
ers in a public forum without being silenced by other
attendees. I want a place that can use legal precedent
to remove those who violently infringe upon my
freedom. Also, if a person violently resists, my law
enforcement has an effective, non-lethal response.
Luckily, I live in a place like that at UF. It's nice to
know that if someone like Andrew Meyer keeps an
entire room full of people from freely discussing their
political views, he can be removed. Maybe now our
community is free to ask "the hard questions" without
such unlawful interruption.
Wesley Kokomoor
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5. We love a parade. When else do we get to
see politicos wave as if they were the queen of England?


4. Let the Gator Growl. Skits, celebs,
surprises. What more could we need?


3. Fireworks. There's something about explosives
that warms us inside.


S2. A day off from school. As if we needed
another reason to get drunk.


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By DEVIN CULCLASURE
Alligator Writer
dculclasure@alligator.org

UF students can expect a
mix of up-and-coming talent as
well as tried-and-true success at
tonight's Gator Growl.
The 84th annual Gator Growl,
billed as the world's largest
student-run pep rally, will kick
off at 7 p.m. at Ben Hill Griffin
Stadium.
Comedian Frank Caliendo
is the headlining act at Gator
Growl, and Southern-rock band
Lynyrd Skynyrd will also per-
form.
Caliendo is an impressionist
known for his imitation of politi-
cal figures and celebrities such as
John Madden, George W. Bush
and Robert De Niro.
He will receive $50,000 for his
performance.
Caliendo's credits include a
role on "MADtv" as well as fre-
quent appearances on "Fox NFL
Sunday" and "Late Night with
David Letterman."
On his Web site, Caliendo
describes his show, "Frank TV,"
as a mix of "The Muppets,"
"The Simpsons," "Saturday
Night. Live" and "Second City
Television," a Canadian comedy
show from the late '70s and early
'80s.
Aron Weingard, Gator Growl
producer, said Caliendo's com-
edy appeals to a wide variety of
people.
"His brand of humor relates to
a broad audience," he said.
"Frank can reach into the
audience's world and use voices


and facial expressions to make
common stuff funnier."
Caliendo wrote in an e-mail
that he couldn't wait to perform.
"It's going to be a crazy ex-
perience," he wrote. "I've never
performed in front of so many
people before."
Caliendo said he practiced
impressions his entire life before
he seriously pursued his hobby
during his sophomore year of
college.
"It's going to be a crazy
experience. I've never per-
formed in front of so many
people before."
Frank Caliendo
comedian

He said students can expect
some of his older impressions,
such as Madden, as well as
some new ones that could in-
clude Charles Barkley and Jeff
Goldblum.
Dancing would be another
prominent feature of his perfor-
mance, he added.
Caliendo also compared the
perks of performing in different
mediums and venues.
While his role on "Fox NFL
Sunday" allowed him to make
fun of Terry Bradshaw, and his
own TV show lets him dance to
his heart's desire, Caliendo said
live stand-up is "fun because
you get to have that immediate
reaction."
While Caliendo might be a rel-
ative newcomer, Gator Growl's
second main act, Lynyrd Skynyrd,


has been playing Southern-rock
hits for nearly 40 years.
Lynyrd Skynyrd, which will
receive $150,000 for the perfor-
mance, was inducted into the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in
March 2006.
Though a 1977 plane crash in
Mississippi killed three members
of the original band, which is
based in Jacksonville, four origi-
nal Lynyrd Skynyrd members
still play today.
Johnny Van Zant, brother of
original lead singer Ronnie Van


Zant, took over as lead singer in
the late '80s.
In an October e-mail, Van Zant
said the band is excited to play in
Gainesville.
"We are looking forward to
playing Gator Growl!" he wrote.
"We've always been big Gator
fans."
Van Zant said Gainesville is
one of the first areas the band
played outside of Jacksonville.
A favorite venue was the Great
Southern Music Hall, he said.
"My favorite memory of


Gainesville would be as kids,"
Van Zant wrote. "We went there
a lot and had friends that lived
there."
Van Zant said UF students
could expect to hear hits such
as "Free Bird," "Sweet Home
Alabama" and "What's Your
Name."
When asked why he thinks
Lynyrd Skynyrd's music has held
appeal for nearly 40 years, Van
Zant wrote he thinks it's because
the group's music "is real songs
about real life."


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By APRIL DUDASH
Alligator Writer
While Gainesville residents may
be decked out in orange and blue on
Homecoming weekend, not every event
in town will be about football.
The Alligator has created a list of.
events for those who want to stay awvay
from the twirling batons, huge floats and
flying pigskin.
GATORS SOCCER VS. SOUTH CAROLINA
Go cheer on the Gators on Friday night
when they battle the University of South
Carolina Gamecocks.
Where: James G. Pressly Stadium
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
OLIVER, A MUSICAL
The Gainesville Community Playhouse
presents a musical based on Charles
Dickens' novel "Oliver Twist."
Where: Vam York Theater
When: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $15
www.gcplayhouse.org
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
Seven strangers take refuge in an aban-
doned farmhouse as they try to escape
the undead. Based on the horror film by


George A. Romero.
Where: The Hippodrome State Theatre
When: Friday, 8 p.m.
Saturday 5 p.m., 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30 regular admission
$20 seniors
$10 students
www.thehipp.org
AMERICAN GANGSTER
A drug kingpin (Denzel Washington)
from Harlem smuggles heroin into the
country by hiding it in the caskets of dead
soldiers who come back
Around from Vietnam. A cop
Gainesville (Russell Crowe) starts
an investigation.
Where: Regal Cinemas Royal Park
Stadium 16 (Newberry Road)
When: Showings on Friday and Saturday,
noon through 11:30 p.m.
CERAMICS, PHOTOGRAPHY AND WORLD
ART COLLECTIONS
View Ham's current art exhibitions. The
best part the admission is free.
Where: Samuel P. Ham Museum of Art
When: Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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life on a rural Florida farm in the 1870s.
Where: The Morningside Nature Center
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* FSU'S HOMECOMING SHOW,
CALLED POWWOW, FEATURED
SARAH SILVERMAN THIS YEAR.

By NINA MAHMOUDI
Alligator Contributing Writer

It's that time of year again.
It's the time of year when University
Avenue shuts down for the colorful floats
parading around town.
It's the time when alumni flood city
streets and parking lots for the big game.
And, of course, the time for guests
to pile into Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for
Gator Growl.
Growl staff members say they are try-
ing to get back to the Growl traditional
image a family-oriented pep rally for
all of The Gator Nation by featuring come-
dian Frank Caliendo, a star of the TV show
"Madtv," and Southern-rock band Lynyrd
Skynyrd.
While some students are excited for the
acts, others are disappointed.
Kayla Kurtz, a UF animal science junior,
said she will bypass the show this year and


go home for the weekend instead.
"Lynyrd Skynyrd, I know them," she
said.
"But they aren't actually the original
Lynyrd Skynyrd."
Anna Murphy, Growl spokeswoman,
said Caliendo has a "broad" appeal for
audiences.
Lynyrd Skynyrd was also invited to
create a traditional pep rally while honor-
ing the recent success of Gators sports, she
said.
Murphy said organizers tried to keep
the diversity of attendees in mind when
deciding who is going to perform at
Growl. "The Gator Nation is not just stu-
dents," she said.
"We are trying to register to an audi-
ence that incorporates younger siblings to
grandparents."
In contrast to Gator Growl, Florida
State University's Homecoming rally,
called PowWow, is organized exclusively
to the desires of students.
Comedian and actress Sarah Silverman
was featured this year, and Stephen
Colbert appeared last year.
Adam Sterritt, associate director of stu-


dent activities at FSU, said the university
normally tries to get a big name or the hot-
test comedian at that time.
He said students are polled months
before the show to see which comedians
students want to see.
"We have a really student-heavy show,"
he said.
Murphy, the Gator Growl spokeswom-
an, said having Dane Cook as a performer
in 2004 was a turning point for the "largest
student-run pep rally."
State Cook used vulgar lan-
News guage and seemed to en-
tertain only students, said
Murphy.
His performance was not received well
by some members of the audience.
Randy Talbot, executive director of the
UF Alumni Association and a member of
the Class of 1975, said shows like that one
"run the risk of offending the very people
that are supporting the show in the first
place."
Murphy said that alumni are not the
only demographic considered when dis-
cussing what act to feature.
Murphy explained that when a per-


former who is popular at a particular time
is brought in for a show, organizers can
run the risk of that person no longer be-
ing in fashion by the time the show comes
around.
She also said performers these days
seem to be genre-specific.
Somebody like Justin Timberlake would
only appeal to some audience members of
Gator Growl, Murphy said.
She said Lynyrd Skynyrd was a great
choice because the band's music is time-
less and not pigeon-holed to one type of
person.
"When I told my little brother that
Lynyrd Skynyrd was coming to perform,
he was so excited," Murphy said.
Other students are also excited about
the event.
Nika Merta, a mechanical and aero-
space engineering graduate student, said
she plans to attend.
She said she will also include her family
in the festivities.
"I got tickets for everyone before I even
knew who was going to perform," she
said.
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Parade brings road closures


By KATIE GALLAGHER
Alligator Writer

Large portions of University
Avenue will be closed to-
day for Gator Gallop and the
Homecoming parade.
University Avenue will be shut
down from East Third Street to
West 22nd Street, according to the
Gainesville Police Department.
In addition, Main Street will
be blocked off between North
Second Avenue and South Fourth
Avenue.
Thirteenth Street will also be
closed between Northwest Third
Avenue and Southwest Fourth
Avenue.
The roads will close around
11 a.m., but the time will vary for
each one, wrote Sarah Wilson, a
GPD special events coordinator, in
an e-mail. Gallop is scheduled to
start at 11:30 a.m., and the parade
is set to start at noon.
The closures are the same ones
typically used for the Homecoming
parade but are still subject to mi-
nor changes, Wilson said.
Road closures for Gator Growl
have yet to be determined, but
Northwest 16th Avenue will be
closed near University Avenue
afterward for Later Growl at
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Before UF battles Vanderbilt
University in Saturday's
Homecoming football game, stu-
dents will have a chance to cel-
ebrate with plenty of fireworks,
music and comedy at tonight's
Gator Growl.
The 84th annual Gator Growl,
billed as the world's largest stu-
dent-run pep rally, will kick
off at 7 p.m. at Ben Hill Griffin
Stadium.
Shelley Meyer, wife of UF
football coach Urban Meyer, will
host the event.
Comedian Frank Caliendo,
who is known for impressions
of a wide variety of political fig-
ures and celebrities, will receive
$50,000 to be Gator Growl's
headlining act.
Caliendo has appeared
on "MADtv" and "Fox NFL
Sunday." His own weekly vari-
ety show, "Frank TV," will pre-
miere Nov. 20.
Also performing is Southern
rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. The


Jacksonville natives, famous
for hits such as "Free Bird" and
"Sweet Home Alabama," will
receive $150,000 for their per-
formance.
Verizon Wireless, Gator
Growl's primary corporate
sponsor, is giving $50,000 to
the production this year to help
cover costs.
Aron Weingard, Gator Growl
producer, said students could
also expect plenty of jokes at the
expense of
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usual student-produced skits.
Other student performances
will include the winners of Gator
Growl's Talent Night on Oct. 18.
UF freshman Brooke Helvie
will perform several country
hits, and Alpha Omicron Pi
Sorority members will dance.
Musical group Unsigned
Hype an eclectic mix of rap-
pers, guitarists, trumpeters, a
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New fireworks mean Growl will go out with a bang


By STEVEN WEINER
Alligator Writer

In addition to the traditional
overhead fireworks display in
tonight's Gator Growl, this year's
show will be brought to a new
and more personal level by using
indoor fireworks.
Although he said he didn't
want to give away any of the
show's details, John Feigert, who
works for the company taking
care of Gator Growl's fireworks
show, dropped a few clues about
some new effects in tonight's
show.
Feigert said this year, audi-
ence members should keep their
eyes not only on the stage but in
the stands as well.
To ensure the safety of the au-
dience and to bring the fireworks
closer to the spectators, Arthur
Portnoy, associate. director of
operations for Gator Growl, said
some of the technology being
used is fundamentally different
than what's been used in the
past.
Portnoy said the show will
cost between $15,000 to $20,000.
Because of the new indoor
technology, the cost has not been
determined.
"We're not necessarily spend-
ing more money than last year,"
Portnoy added. "We're trying


something different, and invest-
ing our dollars in this new tech-
nology."
Feigert works for Pyrotecnico,
one of the oldest and most estab-
lished fireworks companies in
the United States.
"We're not necessar-
ily spending more money
than last year. We're trying
something different, and
investing our dollars in this
new technology."
Arthur Portnoy
Gator Growl associate director of
operations

Pyrotecnico has done shows
for the Superbowl and Monday
Night Football, as well as the
2004 Democratic National
Convention.
Feigert said Pyrotecnico
designs dozens of kinds of fire-
works, all made to achieve differ-
ent effects.
"We have custom effects for
fast music or slow music, utiliz-
ing shells, roman candles, com-
ets, crossheads the list goes on
and on," he said.
Two computers coordinate to
ignite the fireworks in time with
a musical soundtrack to present
a synchronized display of light


and sound.
"Our computers know ex-
actly how long it takes for a spe-
cific firework to reach its target
height," Feigert said. "If it takes
three seconds to get up in the
air, the computer will know to
launch it at the right time so it
will explode on cue."
The timing and sequences of
the display are all programmed
into the computer, so the show
begins with the touch of a but-
ton.
Responding to spectator
concerns, Feigert said the Gator
Growl show has been designed
with audience safety in mind.
Audience members are at least
140 feet away from the launch
site, Feigert said.
"You might think so, but
you don't ever have fireworks
exploding over your head," he
added.
The addition of the indoor
fireworks will supplement the
technology of the traditional out-
door show.
Although computer technol-
ogy and new pyrotechnic chem-
istry will dictate the indoor show,
the basic science behind the out-
door fireworks has not changed
for more than 800 years.
Generally, a cardboard shell
called a mortar holds chemicals
in powder form, some of which


act as explosive fuels.
By adding large grains of cer-
tain chemicals to the fuel mix in
the firecracker, the fuel bums lon-
ger, producing a bright sparkle.
The kind of fuel is also important
to how a firework looks.
For example, when the ele-
ment strontium is burned, it
produces a red color while cool-
ing. Meanwhile, copper produces
blue.


Molly Telter/ Alligator Start
By combining elements in
certain proportions, chemists
and pyrotechnicians can create a
spectrum of designs and colors.
Feigert said Gator Growl
would also feature a wide variety
of fireworks.
"We have a different style and
presentation than we've had in
the past two years," Feigert said.
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factor."


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OFF THE AVENUE

Local celebs star in parade


By KIM WILMATH
Alligator Staff Writer
kwilmath@alligator.org

Several UF notables will join sports
teams and Florida politicians in today's
Homecoming parade that starts at noon.
The honored guests include U.S. Sen.
Bill Nelson, state Sen. Steve Oelrich, sev-
eral state representatives and two Alachua
County commissioners, wrote Max Weiss,
UF Homecoming parade director, in an
e-mail.
UF President Bernie Machen, all of
UF's trustees, Gainesville Mayor Pegeen
Hanrahan and Student Body President
Ryan Moseley are also among the univer-
sity's VIPs.
Other UF groups, such as sororities and
fraternities, will participate as well, said
Elizabeth Davlantes, UF Homecoming
chairwoman.
Any group that creates a float for the
parade must stick to the Homecoming
theme of "Nation of Champions,"
Davlantes said.


"It's a great way to unite the whole city
in Gator spirit," she said.
The parade starts at University Avenue
and Gale Lemerand Drive and ends at
Main Street.
"I've been told I'm not a good waver,"
Moseley said. "I've got to start practic-
ing."

DPtime participating in the
parade.
This year, he said,
he's excited to meet
Lynyrd Skynyrd.
"Free Bird," he said,
summing up why he's
Hanrahan a big fan.
Moseley said he's got a lot to do before
the big event, including picking out an
outfit.
"It'll probably be something orange and
blue," he said.
Davlantes said parade participants
would not be allowed to throw beads or
any other objects to the crowd because of
Gainesville rules.


Donations may get boost


By KIM WILMATH
Alligator Staff Writer
kwilmath@alligator.org

UF alumni are coming home, and uni-
versity fundraisers are ready with open
arms and pockets.
While it's unlikely UF will receive
an influx of cash and checks over
Homecoming weekend, it gives the UF
Foundation, UF's fundraising organiza-
tion, the opportunity to mingle with
potential donors.
"A single event like a football game or
Homecoming doesn't necessarily bring
in a huge amount of money," said Chris
Brazda, a spokesman for the foundation.
"The donations we get come in over
time."
However, Brazda said any event that
brings UF alumni back to campus allows
UF fundraisers to show them places
where the university could use monetary
help.
Each of UF's colleges usually hosts


some kind of Homecoming event, such
as tailgate parties or special lectures.
The events raise awareness about
UF's accomplishments and goals, which
usually encourages future donations, he
said.
In addition, the Florida Blue Key
banquet, Homecoming parade and foot-
ball game always attract a large alumni
crowd, he-said.
Brazda said he
Homecoming couldn't estimate
2"7 how many donors the
foundation expects to
rub elbows with during Homecoming
festivities, and he didn't know how
much extra money might come in.
The foundation collects a range of
gifts from $50 to more than $100,000, he
said.
He added that the foundation does
not have a list of VIPs for donors to
charm this weekend.
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"everybody's a potential donor."


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Royalty Among Us


For the first time, there will be both a Homecoming queen and king


illian Yoerges spent most of her days
during spring break on her hands
and knees working on a farm in
Costa Rica.
In the afternoons, she
taught children English. .
With her work during 1r
her Florida Alternative
Break and a glut of other ,
activities, her sorority, Pi -,
Beta Phi, nominated her for
Homecoming queen.
Yoerges, a UF anthropol-
ogy senior, was excited for
a pageant that focused on
leadership and involvement.
A few friends she admires
had been in the pageant in i
previous years. Jillian
"I'm definitely not a pag-
eant girl whatsoever, but I
think these role models drove me to do
it," she said.
Her list of at least 12 activities includes


If Joshua Jackson wants a vacation, he
said, he doesn't need to go anywhere.
He can just take off the
Red Sox cap he's worn since
the ninth grade.
No one will recognize him,
he said. No one remembers
he has hair under that hat.
But he said he rarely does
that.
His dedication is not only
shown in his hat-wearing but
school involvement as well.
"You can't have a day off,"
Jackson said. "You can't have
any time to slack off."
Jackson is executive
vice president of Florida Joshua
Cicerones, a Student
Government cabinet chair, and a member
of Sigma Nu Fraternity.
When his friends finally convinced him
to apply for Homecoming king, he said


.*A


working as a Florida Opportunity Scholar
mentor last year, a morale captain for
Dance Marathon and assistant director of
Gatorship.
"What a lot of students
".. don't realize is when you
move to a new university,
you are moving to a new
community," she said.
"It involves really diving
in and not just taking these
opportunities for granted."
S o Yoerges hopes to work in
urban elementary education
for Teach For America once
she graduates.
After working at a sum-
mer camp for terminally ill
merges children, she said she ques-
tioned whether she had the
energy to handle being a


teacher every day.
"It made me realize it's never going to
be easy, but I think I can do it," she said.


they probably just wanted to see him on
stage wearing a suit.
He didn't expect to be
one of three finalists for UF's
first-ever Homecoming king
competition.
"I thought I was just
doing this to appease my
.7 friends," said Jackson, a UF
political science and classics
senior.
If Jackson is announced
the winner, he said, he
plans to set a precedent for
Homecoming kings and
queens to hold community-
service programs each year.
Jackson "I'd put it to use," Jackson
said.
"Don't let it be a title. So many people
strive to get a title and once they get it,
that's it."
It's not about the crown, he said.


As a trombone player and former
member of the UF marching band,
Ryan Merkel is no stranger to the
stage.
But he said he's still nervous
for the moment when UF's
Homecoming king and queen
will be announced.
"If I trip or something, all
my friends are going to see it,"
said Merkel, a UF marketing
senior and one of three finalists
for Homecoming king.
Merkel devoted 15 to 20
hours a week to the UF march-
ing band during his freshman
and sophomore years.
"I had a great experience,
but I kind of wanted to move Rya
into other areas," he said. "I'm
all about trying new things."
Merkel is a Florida Cicerone and mem-
ber of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and Florida
Blue Key.


S ara Hartmann has a passion for educa-
tion that started when she was young.
At the time, she was as young as the
middle-school student she now
tutors and mentors each week.
"I think just having someone
she can talk to who is older and
kind of a role model has helped,"
said Hartmann, a UF history
senior.
By influencing young stu-
dents, she hopes to inspire them
to make significant differences in
other people's lives, too.
Now, with a one-in-
three chance of being UF's
Homecoming queen, she hopes
to expand this opportunity to be
a role model.
"I think all the girls are al-
ready role models," Hartmann Sara
said of her opponents. "They've
contributed and given a lot of themselves. I
think it's just a matter of taking that title to
take opportunities further."


In


He said he's been involved in so many
activities at UF that he can't remember
them all.
If he wins king, he said,

dents to be more active in
the community.
"I'll maybe use that
title to promote student
involvement and stu-
dent leadership to other
"people," Merkel said.
"Especially younger
people. It makes the col-
lege experience a lot more
S- fulfilling."
Merkel is proud of his
latest project: rebuild-
Merkel ing the Kappa Sigma
Fraternity house.
"This will be enjoyed by hundreds of
students after," said Merkel, who helped
design the house. "This is a project for the
future."


Running for Homecoming queen is
something Hartmann said she had always
considered.
B.. '"I thought the women
were amazing who were
crowned every year," she
said.
Before she applied, she
wanted to "refine her in-
volvement," she said.
Hartmann is a member
H of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority
and Florida Blue Key and
is part of the Emerging
Leaders Conference.
She is now in the ap-
plication process for Teach
For America. She hopes to
teach at an inner-city school
to "help with the education
lartmann gap."
"I'll try to instill in (stu-
dents) the personal belief that you can do
anything you put your mind and heart to,"
Hartmann said.


K atie Darst has directed The sale to raise money for a man whose house
Traveler's Camp, a summer camp had burned down.
for children with special needs, for "I have gained so much from helping
the past two years. these kids," she said. "It's just
When the other summer given me so much, and I want
camps she worked for no them to know what it's like to
longer seemed to satisfy help others."
the needs of older children, Twice a week, Darst helps
Darst decided to create a new a 12-year-old autistic child
camp for them in Tampa. by working through the
Darst, a UF homecoming Behavioral Assistant Support
queen finalist, has decided J Services.
she wants to continue help- She was nominated to run
ing children with special for homecoming queen by her
needs throughout her career. sorority, Delta Gamma.
"I absolutely fell in love As the oldest of six sib-
with the work and the kids," lings, Darst has always inter-
said Darst, a health science acted with younger children.
senior. Katie Darst "It's so much love and
Darst planned daily les- support," Darst said. "You
sons for her campers. During the final have your own cheering section just bring-
week, she helped the children host a bake ing your family."


N icholas Baragona visits his fa- him.
vorite place in the world at least "I'm so involved with the university
three times a week. and know so much about
The UF Homecoming king it that I was able to talk
finalist takes his breaks at about it," Baragona said.
The Swamp Restaurant with He added that he's
friends and some bourbon enthusiastic about the pos-
and Coke. sibility of being the first
But for Baragona, it's all Homecoming king in UF
about time management and history.
waking up early. "It's an opportunity for
"School comes first, next gentlemen involved at this
involvement," said Baragona, university to represent the
a marketing senior. university well," Baragona
"Social life comes last," he said.


said.
Baragona is the assistant
director of special events for
Florida Blue Key, the presi- Nic
dent of Sigma Chi Fraternity
and a member of Florida Cicerones.
He said the application
Homecoming king was no trouble


Meanwhile, he said, he
is enjoying his time repre-
senting UF as a finalist for
Baragona the title.
"I have to uphold those
high standards the university has set
before me," he said. "To represent past,
present and future Gators."


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16, ALLIGATOR 0 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2007

PUBLIC SAFETY

Police officers expect few problems over weekend


By KATIE GALLAGHER
Alligator Writer

For people who don't want to
get arrested during Homecoming,
University Police Department Lt.
Robert Wagner said to remember
three things:
Don't have an open container in
public.
Don't drink if you're under 21.
Don't urinate in a public place.


Staying
9? n


"Those are the three things I'm
sure we'll end up dealing with the
most," he said.
Otherwise, he expects
Homecoming weekend to be "rela-
tively easy."
UPD does not allow vacation
time during football weekends, he
said, so there will be a full staff of 13
officers at all times.
Extra officers will work the pa-
rade and Gator Growl and watch
over the TV trucks.


afe


safety tips for

weekend


Gator Growl is "a breeze" to
work, he said, because crowds are
lighter than at games. *
Wagner said he expects cooler
weather and fewer dehydration is-
sues for the game.
Lt. Keith Kameg, Gainesville
Police Department spokesman, said
he also expects little trouble.
"It's nothing compared to a
Tennessee weekend or a Florida
State weekend," he said.
He doesn't expect any fights to


break out.
"Homecoming, other than being
busy, is an easy event for us," he
said. "People come back, and they
don't really come back to be mad at
the opponent. They come back to see
their friends."
This means GPD expects more
small house parties than big blow-
outs, Kameg said.
Still, he said, GPD will have
larger party patrols out and be on
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day of and night before the game.
UPD does not have party pa-
trols on campus, Wagner said, but
will help GPD with drunk driving
checkpoints as needed.
UPD will also be on the lookout
for drunken drivers at a Driving
Under the Influence/Traffic Safety
Checkpoint, a UPD press release
stated.
The checkpoint, which is just east
of the intersection of Museum Road
and Radio Road, started Thursday
at 10:30 p.m.
Police will be checking for driv-
er's license, registration, seatbelts
and alcohol and drug use.
The checkpoint will be conduct-
ed by UPD with the help of GPD,
the Alachua Police Department, the
Florida Highway Patrol and the
city's Public Works Department.
Despite his good outlook, Kameg
said Homecoming is busy because
it is the only football game that in-
volves a pep rally and a parade.
Traffic is always an issue during
the event.
GPD will be readily available just
as during any football weekend, he
said.
Wagner agreed, saying, "There's
nothing specific we do that's differ-
ent."


Some UF employees must work during Homecoming


* THE PHYSICAL PLANT DIVISION
WILL HELP SET UP FOR THE PARADE.

By ILEANA MORALES
Alligator Writer
imorales@alligator.org

Not everyone at UF will have the day off
to watch the Homecoming parade today.
Steve Orlando, UF spokesman, said
some Physical Plant Division employees


would be working to set up for the parade
and Gator Growl. The University Police
Department will also have its officers on
duty, he added.
Jeff Chorlog, an associate director of the
Physical Plant Division, said employees
working today would receive eight hours
of holiday pay.
Hours worked can also be credited for
vacation time later in the year.
Three employees will function as a high-
reach support group for the Homecoming


parade. This crew will be in charge of a
120-foot-high lift for cameras to film the
parade on University Avenue between Gale
Lemerand Drive and Main Street.
Paul Vlahos, mainte-
Homecoming nimce specialist for the
2007 F aysical Plant Division,
said he expects a busy
day, particularly during
the setup and dismantling of the high lift.
"I imagine it's going to be hectic," said
Vlahos, who will be on the ground super-


vising the operation of the high lift. "I've
heard the stories from the other people
here. This is my first time doing this pa-
rade."
Some Physical Plant Division employees
will also work during Gator Growl and the
Homecoming football game.
Crews are assigned to tasks including
setting up trash cans, bleachers and bar-
ricades for the events.
"We gear for this parade all week long,"
Vlahos said.


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After graduation, alumni return to changes at UF


Jeremiah Stanley/ Alligator
The University Corners project, which is in the works, is an example of changes in
Gainesville in recent years.


By KORI FREDERICK
Alligator Writer

With a student population of 30,000 and
a football team that once went 0-10-1 during
her enrollment, UF alumna Sharon Taylor
never thought her alma mater would come
this far.
Now, with the student body swollen to
50,000, the football team is the defending na-
tional champion, and the town bleeds orange
and blue seven days a week.
"Football was nothing like it is now," said
Taylor, who completed her undergraduate
degree in 1979.
"We never wore orange and blue to the
games."
With the kickoff of Gator Growl 2007,
Taylor reminisced about how the city and
university have changed since she attended
UF.
"It was a lot of fun," said Taylor, who
completed her law degree at UF in 1982.
"There was usually a big-name comedian,
lots of skits, we'd cheer on the football team
and there were fireworks at the end."
Taylor said she got to see headliners like
Bill Cosby, Bob Hope and Robin Williams at
Gator Growl.
Gator Growl has remained mostly un-
changed over the years, Taylor said.
It still features up-and-coming comedi-
ans, spotlights the football team and ends
with fireworks, but the live skits have been
replaced by videos.
After Growl ended, Taylor said she
would usually attend a fraternity party with


her now-husband Mark Taylor, also a UF
alumnus.
When she was in college, the legal drink-
ing age was only 18, she said.
"So you can imagine what that was like,"
she laughed.
There were often dances after Growl,
which she said she loved to attend.
Her favorite bar was a disco place down-
town called Nichol's Alley, which had a
lighted dance floor.
After she and her husband graduated
- they married in 1981 they continued to
come back to Gainesville for Homecoming.
"We came up a few
Around times after we graduated,
Gainesville but after we had kids, we
stopped coming up," she
said. "But we've always
been season football and basketball ticket
holders."
Over the years, she's watched the city
grow. She said the traffic congestion is much
worse, and there are a lot more apartment
complexes and restaurants, especially on
Archer Road.
She's also watched the campus grow.
While only a few new buildings have been
added to the main campus, she said the en-
tire southwest area of the campus is new.
"I used to live in married housing down
there," she said. "The gym did not exist."
But she's especially watched the pride in
the university grow.
"It's been so much fun to watch these
teams do so well," she said. "We've loved
it."


Homecoming can mean big business for local retailers


* GATORS GAMES BRING MORE
PEOPLE TO GAINESVILLE.

By APRIL DUDASH
Alligator Writer

As Gainesville prepares for an influx of
visitors on Homecoming weekend, so do local
businesses.
Brent Christensen, Gainesville Area
Chamber of Commerce president, said the
increase of people in the area causes a ripple
effect in the local economy.
Gators home football games have a large
impact on the community, Christensen said.
Home games affect a variety of businesses,


including hotels, restaurants and retail outlets,
he said.
Lynne Vaughan, director of the UF
Bookstore, said Homecoming is a great time to
draw in traffic to the bookstore.
It took less than two weeks for the store
to sell out of Homecoming T-shirts, and it is
ordering more, Vaughan said.
The store may also do pre-sales for a new
book called "University of Florida Football
Vault," a scrapbook of Florida football over
the years.
The bookstore should have a strong busi-
ness weekend thanks to the parade and foot-
ball game, she said.
"I think it's going to be a very fun
November," Vaughan said.


Sam Rappa, manager for Larry's Giant
Subs on West University Aventie, said extra
people work during Homecoming in order for
the store to be ready.

"We sell out a year in advance."
Karl Kaufmann
Holiday Inn University Center general
manager


However, not everyone sees a significant
change during the Homecoming weekend.
Karl Kaufmann, general manager of
the Holiday Inn University Center on West
University Avenue, said Homecoming is
not very different from other home football


weekends.
"We sell out a year in advance," Kaufmann
said.
People are allowed to book 50 weeks in
advance.
Four game weekends are already sold out
for next season, he said.
The Holiday Inn offers a lot of activities
around the hotel during Homecoming.
"We'll let families and kids up on the pool
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PHILANTHROPY

Donovan set to help raise money during GatorWalk


By NICOLE FINE
Alligator Contributing Writer

After winning two national titles, UF
men's basketball coach Billy Donovan is
working for another repeat triumph this
time for premature babies.
Donovan and his wife, Christine, are
working with GatorWalk to double the
money raised to benefit the March of
Dimes.
More than 1,000 people walked in
the 2006 GatorWalk, which contributed
around $50,000 in donations, said Amanda
Casciotti, the GatorWalk director.
This year, the fourth annual five-mile
walk hopes to raise $100,000 and increase
involvement to more than 2,000 partici-
pants, she said.
Casciotti, a UF industrial and systems
engineering senior, said this year is going
to be bigger and better with many changes
from previous years.
A live performance by The Pearly
Whites, an Orlando hip-hop group, will
provide musical entertainment this year,


by the numbers

2006 event:

- Raised $50,000

- Featured more than 1,000 walkers

2007 event:

- Aims for $100,000

-Aims for more than 2,000 walkers


she said.
Local radio stations have provided the
music in previous years, she added.
The event will also focus on
Ambassadors, which are families that
have been affected by the premature birth
of a child or are strong supporters of the


Molly Telfer / Alligator Staff

March of Dimes.
Betsy Trent, the North Central Florida
March of Dimes assistant division direc-
tor, said she's enjoyed working with the
Donovans.
"They are fantastic, very supportive
and very passionate about March of


Dimes," she said.
The Donovans will host the five-mile
walk as the honorary chairs, according to
a news release.
Casciotti said students who are inter-
ested in participating can register indi-
vidually or as part of a team.
Trent encouraged all students who are
interested to get involved with this year's
event.
"It is so important for students to get
involved because the statistics are only ris-
ing for the chances of having a premature
baby," Trent said.
The walk is scheduled for Nov. 18
from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will start on
Turlington Plaza.
Registration must be completed online,
and the deadline is 1 p.m. on the day of the
event, she said.
Prizes will be awarded to top individu-
al and team fundraisers.
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By NINA MAHMOUDI
Alligator Contributing Writer

What started out as a simple
Homecoming tradition at an all-
male school has now blown up
what is billed as the largest stu-
dent-run pep rally in the nation.
Today, UF students can
celebrate 84 years of the UF
Homecoming tradition Gator
Growl.
The pep rally was started
in 1916, wrote Anna Murphy,
spokeswoman for Gator Growl, in
an e-mail.
As a tradition for the original
pep rally, freshmen contributed
the equivalent of their weight in
firewood for a giant bonfire, she
wrote.
This tradition was known as
"firing up" for the football game,
she wrote.
In 1925, the pep rally expanded
to include skits and performers,
Murphy wrote.
It was known then as a variety
show.
The show evolved into Gator
Growl in 1932.
That was also the first year
the pep rally was put on in the
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Now, with more technology
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along with live performances by
bands and dancers, more than 500
students work to put the show
together.
"It has now escalated to a pro-
fessional level, but still maintains
the spirit of what a traditional
pep rally is," Murphy said in an
interview.
"(Gator Growl) has now
escalated to a professional
level, but still maintains the
spirit of what a traditional
pep rally is."
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Unlike shows decades ago, this
year's show will feature "elabo-
rate pyrotechnics," light shows
and a celebration of many recent
national titles for UF's sports
teams.
The show has gained prestige
because of the reputation of past
Growl successes.
Past performers, including
Bill Cosby, Robin Williams, Jerry
Seinfeld and Billy Crystal, have
helped escalate the show's reputa-
tion of being more than just a reg-
ular university pep rally, Murphy


said.
Randy Talbot, executive direc-
tor of the UF Alumni Association
and member of the class of
1975, was at Growl when Robin
Williams headlined.
"When he came, I laughed so
hard I sweated," he said.
"He was 'raunchy,' or at least
what was considered to be the def-
inition during that time frame."
The show traditionally had two
comedians, but this year the staff
of Florida Blue Key, which puts on
Growl, has decided to change the
format.
This year, comedian Frank
Caliendo, who was a cast member
on the TV show "MADtv," and
band Lynyrd Skynyrd will head-
line the show.
. The stage will also be set on a
different side of Ben Hill Griffin
Stadium this year.
It will now be in the stadium's
north endzone.
Talbot said the purpose of
Gator Growl is not outdoing what
was done before but just produc-
ing a good show.
This year, ticket sales are not
the only thing funding the pro-
duction.
Verizon Wireless is sponsoring
the event, bringing even more at-
tention to an already hyped show.
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filled with city employees to clean up the mess.
"The parade's not over until our trucks go by,"
said Gina Hawkins, a public education specialist with
Gainesville's Public Works Department.
The trucks usually consist of two street sweepers
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of the solid waste division.
Local Twenty to 30 people usually partici-
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The cleanup crew comes mostly from
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Hawkins said it takes them about three hours to get
all the way down University Avenue.
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both sides of the street, but they don't cross far into
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The same employees also clean up before and after
football games and other major events in Gainesville.
"They've gotten plenty of practice with these
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2BR + BONUS ROOM
Great SW 34th location
ONLY $699
*SEPTEMBER FREE*
Gym*Pool*Alarm*Dishwasher
Only 2 Left! 376-0828 12-5-07-71-2
2BR/1.5BA TOWER OAKS
Sun porch, deck, tile floors, fenced yard,
dishwasher, W/D, ceiling fans, close to UF
and shopping. NS $650/mo + $650 security
deposit. Call 374-7175 11-2-07-35-2


THINKAHEAD!
Reserve Now For January 2007!
Downtown-Studios, 1, 2, & 3's
It is never too early to sign! 338-0002
12-5-71-2


*NO MOVE IN COSTS*
Starting at $499bdr
2BR TH & 3BR Flats
Walk to UF/Pet friendly
Cable*Water*Tanning*Pool*Alarm
Museum Walk *379-WALK
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2 Bedrooms from $729/mo
1/1 w/den from $669/mo.
Water Included
Pet Friendly
College View
352-378-2221 12-5-71-2

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
Windmeadows Apartments
352-373-3558
12-5-71-2


LAKEWOOD VILLAS
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
www.lakewoodvilllas.com
12-5-71-2


SPYGLASS *
Ask About Our Move-In Specials
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages,
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
701 SW 62nd Blvd 866-747-8443
www.spyglassapts.com
12-5-71-2

BRIDGELIGHT
1 BR Loft Style
Starting at $650 mo
M-F 11-6 Sat 10-2
3006 SW 23rd St 866-747-8443
www.cmcapt.com/bridgelight
12-5-71-2

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.
12-5-71-2

CRICKET CLUB II
NOW LEASING
Brand new 1, 2, & 3 bdrm
Luxury apartments
Conveniently located near
shopping, restaurants
and SFCC. For more info. Call:
888-509-4649
M-F 9-6, Sat b, Sun 1-5
12-5-71-2


For Rent
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NANTUCKET WALK
Walk to UF
Luxury 2/2 condos.
Starting @ $1200
Corner of NW 3rd Place & 14th Street
MODEL NOW OPEN
www.nantucketwalk.com
866-650-8069
12-5-71-2

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
www.gore-rabell.com 12-5-07-71-2

2BR for LESS
Private single-story Villa
ONLY $669 PLUS
*September FREE*
2 Pools*Laundry*Alarm
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.
12-5-71-2

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.
11-9-07-55-2

PETS PARADISE
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
331-2099 11-2-07-50-2

CLOSEST to UF/Shands
Enjoy privacy & convenience
1BR Villa ONLY $529
Duckpond*POOL*Alarm avail
Leasing FALL Fast! 372-4835
12-5-70-2

HISTORIC APARTMENTS
Available in Fall. 1-2-3 bedrooms, Hardwood
floors, fans, porches, downtown. No dogs.
1st-last-security. 378-3704 11-6-07-38-2

ONLY 1 MILE to UFI
Across from NEW Starbucks!
HUGE apts*Pool*Laundry
2br $699 $869
Open Afternoons*378-1755
12-5-70-2

HUGE 1BR ONLY $499
Single-story Villa in NW
Private patio*Full kitchen
Alarm avail*Pool*Laundry
Lease Now/Aug 372-3826
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5BR/2BA Near UF $1295/mo
4BR/4BA Univ. Terr. $1525/mo
2BR/2BA Townhouse $850/mo

30 + Properties Available!
www.Bosshardtpm.com
352-371-2118 12-5-68-2

UNBELIEVABLE
Nice 1BR Villa

September FREE
October only $295

Alarm*Pool*Pets
Call today 375-3077 12-5-51-2

ONE MONTH FREE
HUGE 2br & 3br!!
Just renovated!!!
Its a MUST SEE!
333-1120 Call NOW! 12-5-51-2

*LARGE STUDIOS*
Only $485 FREE water
September FREE
October only $295
Alarm*Pool*Laundry
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*
Newly renovated
Available NOW*333-1120 12-5-40-2

STUDIOS & 1BR
Walk to Butler Plaza
From ONLY $485
Laundry*Alarm*Pets
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 375e668
12-5-07-45-2

1920's Bungelow NE 10th St. W/D hk-ups.
Hardwood, fans, large backyard, excellent
condition, $900/mo No Dogs 373-3736 11-
6-07-20-2

ARBOR
Ask about 1 month
FREE RENT
1BR/1BA starling at $635
Close to UF & Shands
2411 SW 35th PI
866-650-8069
M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-2
12-5-35-2

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

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
12-5-07-30-2

Large room in NW home. Great neftbor-
hood. $450/mo includes utils., DSL, DVR,
no pets! Prefer Mature, Responsible, non
smoker, Prof/Grad student. Call Scott 335-
8209. 11-2-10-2

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 904-608-8W,1 or
email rcgoff@hotmail.com 11-9-07-13-2


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Christian Female wanted' to share 2BR/
2.5BA Condo 19th Ave Alarm INet incld Bus
in wlk dist $415/mo $500dep. 407-256-5218
12-5-07-28-2

*****TWO HOUSES*****
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

GREAT DEAL
3BR/2BA $1200/month
11116& 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 Loft Townhouse, NW
Gainesville near NW 39th Av and NW 34th
St, community pool/laundry pets ok call 561-
662-7026 or 352-335-0440 11-27-20-2

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
email:kj.dunn12@gmail.com 11-9-07-10-2

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 e-mail goyakla21@yahoo.com
11-6-7-2

Brand new townhouse in Hailey Forest
- 3BR/2.5BA, cent heat/air, 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/1 ba Walk to Law School
1bd/1ba Walk to Law School
2bd/1ba Walk to UF
Union Properties, Inc.
352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com
12-5-30-2

Malibu Cove Apts.
Walk to UF!
Spacious Loft 1bd/1ba
Reduced to $625/mo!
Union Properties, Inc.
352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com
12-5-30-2

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.
11-5-5-2

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

Master suite for rent in 3BR/2BA house. 2.2m
from UF. Remodeled house with new appli-
ances, W/D. Quiet neighborhood! One room-
mate, young professional w/dog. $550/month
Call (954)263-9287 for more info. 11-6-5-2


2/2 in a 3/3 $450/mo
All inclusive. 352-246-3975 11-14-07-10-2

ATTENTION UF & SFCC Students:
Available Now! Nice 1BR/1BA apt. Close to
UF & convenient to everything. $385/mo. Call
Richard at 371-4367 11-15-10-2

LIVE ON UF LAKE
2BR/2BA, pristine Biven's Arm Condo, large
den/3rd BR, hardwood floors, W/D, pool incl,
canoe. 1.6 mi from Shands/UF. Bus stop.
$1275/mo. Call 321-231-1505 11-30-0719-2

SHANDS AREA TOWNHOUSE APT
2BR/1.5BA. Amenities, privacy backyard,
bike to campus. $535/mo. Leave message.
386-328-6229. Cell 386-972-4115 11-16-
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Available January 1. Walk
to UF. new complex 1BR $999
2BR 2.5 BA washer/Dryer
$1400 pets allowed
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
www.gore-rabell.com 12-5-07-20-2

QUIET 2BR,1BA Garden Apt @ CENTER
COURT Jan 1, $749/mo, + Sec Deposit. Leave
detail message @ 352-371-6226 11-8-07-5-2


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Apartments Sublet & Roommates
Browse FREE!
www.SUBLET.com
1-877-FOR-RENT/201-845-7300
'8-13-149-3

1BR/1BA;Jan 1-Ju131;EXCELLENT location
on NW2nd Ave right behind midtown;good
size apt;550/mo; contact JB @ 813-966-
3699 11-8-07-15-3

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
palmcity@ufl.edu. 12-5-07-29-3

SUBLEASE MASTER 1BR/1BA MUSEUM
WALK. Big room, walk-in closet. $599/mo
until, internet, cable all included. Next to UF
Gym. Bus access. Avail Jan to Aug. Please
call Piero 305-785-8257, Piero05@ufl.edu.
11-2-07-5-3

1BR/1BA $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 chaos3113@comcast.net
to come look. 11-20-07-15-3

1 BR Sublease at Museum Walk Apts
(Behind UF Hilton SW34th) available Spring/
Summer. Private bath. Cable included.
Convenient bus to UF. $565/month 321-282-
8038.11-5-14-3

$475/mo. SUBLEASE 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA
Campus Lodge apt. Fully furnished, utilities,
digital cable, high-speed internet included,
great gym. Jan. to Aug.(flexible). Call 561-
445-2071 or email mcgradyl@ufl.edu 11-
6-4-3

1BR/BA in 3BR in Museum Walk Apts. 30
sec walk to Park n' Ride 2 and 2 min walk to
SWRec. Great location and cool roommates.
Avail. Spring/Summer.$450/mo. Call for more
info, Ryan, (941)809-3019, ryanroll@ufl.edu.
11-9-7-3

1BR in 3BR apt at Greenwich Green. $367/
mo cable/water incl. Female only. Avail end
Dec '07/Jan '08 to Aug '08. Call Amy 772-
215-0456 11-15-10-3

SUBLEASE FOR JAN-JULY 08': CENTER
COURT APTMNT. 15 MIN WALK FROM
CAMPUS. $720 TOTAL RENT. UTILITIES
NOT INCLUDED. QUIET NEIGH. THIS
SUBLEASE IS FOR THE WHOLE APTMNT.
CONTACT CHRIS-561-307-4336 11-7-5-3

The Polos Apts.; 1/1 in 2/2; HUGE room,
W/D, walk-in closet, screen patio, appli-
ances; next to pool/weight room/tennis; 1
male rmmate, quiet, clean, student; $470 +
util.; 9, 35, 36 bus rtes.; call 813-843-7131
11-08-07-5-3


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527-4654. 11-26-07-14-3



Univ. Club Apts- 1/1 in a 4/4- 3 female stu-
dent roommates- $435 inc. EVERYTHING
(furniture, W/D, fast internet, utilities, cable,
etc)- good amenities & bus route- starting
Dec 1- more info call (386)216-5954 11-
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1/1 in a 4/4 apt. LEXINGTON CROSSING.
Female. $584/mo utils incl. W/D. Contact
Lindsay Icb924@hotmail.com 11-7-4-3





Westide Baptist Church
Sunday School and Services
9:15a & 10:45a
10000 W Newberry Rd.
352-333-7700 x 10
westsidebaptist.org

Parker Road Baptist Church
3200 SW 122nd Street.
Dr. James Jackson, Interim Pastor
332-4991. 9:45 Sunday School
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MONTEOCHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Reformed and Evangelical
Worship Sunday 11AM & 6PM
9420 N. County Road 225
monteochabaptist.org; 377-4446
SClloege Bible Study Mon. 8PM ,
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6:30pm, Wed. at 5:15pm, and ,
Fri. at 12pm. Oasis in the city
garden (with free wireless) open
9am to 9pm, fellowship, and more!
352?.372.8506



Creekside "
Community Church
5uindN SirilL 10 30.1.m.
% Col.Ikg Bible Studd \\Ld ;pm at
lh,. Chrit.jn 'rtudl Center
2j40 NW I'th Aioiue lor mortL
information call 135'1 IT,. 1800



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Jewish Student Center
.Aour home away from home.
.Fnda Night Live!
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Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Cobblestone 377-2801
Hidden Lake 374-3866
12-5-72-4

Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 12-5-71-4


FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED
1BR for 4/2.5 new townhouse. 10 min av
from UF by car or bus. All included $4
954-557-4769 / baezwpa@bellsouth.i
11-16-07-23-4













First Lutheran Church
Anti Gravity Campus Ministry
1801 NW 5th Ave.
Service 01 4-10 & 11 3
* Free College Lunih Alrrr"!
www.fallingupward.org 376.2062
College Worship Wed. 8 pm

4 University Lutheran Church
& Campus Ministry
1826 W University Ave.
Student Bible Study Wed 5.30
- Worship 10:25am Sundays



First United Methodist
Church
TraJdienal Sunday Worship
8-2?am ,nd 10:55am. All Age,
SLinda "School Groups- 9:45am.
\"WLdn',das Dinner ($2 Student
and Cla.-c.- 5:30 7:30pm.
-" 4 IO NE I rt St. www.fumcgn,.or,.
Il3523721-i23

University United
Methodist Church
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metnn ait the Presbyterian ';
I 1402 \V University Avenue
f Sunday Worship Cafe
Traditional Blend 9:15 am
iFrc breakfast 10:15 am
Modern Worship 11:00 am
Thursday evening 8:00 pm
ufweslcy.com for more info --.


First Presbyterian Church
SNl-ing aour home church? C..me
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106 SW 3rd Street 352-378-1527

Faith Presbyterian Church
10:00 AM Worship -- 8:45 AM
Sunday School
5916 NW 39th Avenue,
GaCin. % ilic
Phon.. 352-377-5482
www.fpc-gnv.org

Presbyterian & Disciples of
Christ Student Center
Open, affirming and spiritually
diverse. Taize worship Sun. at
7pm. $1 Dinners Weds. at 7pm.
Theology on Tap Tues. Stubbies
Pub Downtown 8pm
1402 University Ave, 376-7539
pdcsc.org


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Chritin Church. rm ing a
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Trinity Metropolitan
Community Church
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University City church on Sundays
a i 9:30am and Wednesdays at 7pm A
practical application from God's '
I word, plus service projects, large s3
group events, free meals and much
more... (directions and fall calendar
at www.gatorsforchrist.org)

--.- PASSAGE Family Church
I' PASSAGE Family Church 3
2020 NE 15th Street
,s w.passageministries.org
8AM 9:30 AM 11AM Sundays
7PM Wednesdays Prayer & Bible
Study. PASSAGE is a progressive
",,jj non-denominational ministry that
is Word-based and vision driven.
Come soar with us.
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Unitarian Universalist
Fellowship
Image a religion where people of
different beliefs worship as one faith.
Sunday worship & Sunday school:
11 am 4225 NW 34th St. 3 miles
north of UF
Information: 377-1669 or
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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.
11-6-07-15-4


Excellent condition 1BR/1BA avail in a 3BR/
3BA condo in Rockwood Villas. W/D, great
pool, volleyball courts. $475/mo + 1/3 utils.
Must see. Avail now. Call Mike @ 352-339-
6176 11-6-15-4


ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
Near library downtown. $285-$370/rm + utils.
Free internet access. Short term No pets. No
smoking. 378-1304 11-8-15-4






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PERFECT 4 GRAD/MED/INTL STUDENTS
Avail immediately, large room w/pvt bath
in large quiet home 5 min to UF. $5501mo
+ utils. Newly decorated, W/D, CH/AC. Call
284-0979 11-20-07-20-4

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.
11-16-15-4

A WIN-WIN!
Great location, great roommates, great price.
Excellent condition with all the hook-ups,
1 bedroom. Please call 352-231-9226 11-
2-5-4

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.
11-5-5-4

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-
1560 11-13-10-4'

Roommate needed to share 3/2 house with
1 female 1 male student. Quiet. Responsible.
2 minutes from Oaks Mall. $500 includes
utilities. 1st, last, and security to move in.
Avail now. Call Christina (561)373-2999 11-
21-07-15-4

Roommate needed in 1BR in 3BR/2BA
house. Close to downtown and UF. $390/mo
plus 1/3 utilities. Call 352-256-2880 11-7-
5-4

FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDEDASAP. Rent
Only$310 +1/3 until. Close to UF,W&D,D/W,
Free Cable& free highspeed internet.Room
is hugh there is refundable $100 sublease
fee. Call 352-328-9941. 11-2-2-4 .

F roommate wanted for 2/2 Rockwood Villas
townhouse behind mall.$500 w/ utilities.
W/D,pool,v-ball and tennis courts, patio, un-
limited parking,wi-fi,and fully furnished. Call
Yesenia at 786-556-0137 11-28-16-4


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MONTHLY RENTAL
Large BR in nice Hawthorne home. New
carpet, 5 acres. No smokers or drinkers.
Outside pets ok. $475/mo utils incl. Call Rick
386-916-8070 11-8-07-5-4

MASTER BR w/BAAVAIL IN 4BR/3BA home
off 16th Ave between ,SFCC & UF. New
carpet & ceiling fans, DW, W/D, new flat-top
stove, Cox cable & ethernet. $450/mo utils
incl. Call 328-4995 11-8-5-4


Real Estate

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.
12-5-98-5


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






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Walk to UF and stadium from luxurious
Jackson Square Condominiums.
Built to last a lifetime Priced from mid-$250s
Call 352-870-9453
12-5-71-5

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





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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.
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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
1-14-73-5

I BUY PROPERTY
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure
Anytime, anywhere. Quick closing.
Let me buy your problem. 352-278-9347
www.bogartproperties.com/referals 11-8-
50-5

* FOR SALE OR LEASE WITH OPTION 0
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.
11-6-10-5

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
12-5-27-5

1 BR/1 BA CONDO
$104,500. Call 352-213-3943
11-5-5-5

$301/Mo! 4BR/2BA HUD Home! (5% down
20 years @ 8% apr) More Homes Available
from $199/Mo! For listings call (800)366-
9783 Ext 5669. 11-2-1-5

NEED A LAWYER? INJURED? Auto
Accident? All personal .injury and wrongful
death cases. Protect your rights. Call now,
24 hours..... A-A-A Attorney Referral Service
(800)733-5342. 11-2-1-5

Prime Real Estate Auction- Western North
Carolina, Nov.17th, 12PM. 72+/- acres in ten
tracts only, located on Sheepstamp Knob,
Marshall, NC- (Near Asheville). Gorgeous
long range views, easy access, private, se-
rene, gated and restricted. Limited number
available. www.rogersrealty.com, (336)789-
2926 NC LIC.#685. 11-2-1-5

3BR/2BA Foreclosure! $14,000! Only $199/
Mo! 5% down 20 years @ 8% apr. Buy, 5/BR
$298/Mo! For listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798. 11-2-1-5

HUD HOMES! 3bdr 2ba $199/mo! 5/BR
Foreclosure! $298/mol Stop Rentingl 5% dw,
20 yrs @ 8% apr For Listings (800)366-9783
Ext 5853. 11-2-1-5

3BR/2BA Foreclosure! $12,0001 Only $199/
Mo! 5% down 20 years @ 8% apr. Buy, 4/BR
$301/Mo! For listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5760.11-2-1-5

FLORIDA LAND OWNER FINANCED
- 10-acre estates, homes only, paved, under-
ground electric, $89,900, great value. Limited
time offer, www.1800flaland.com Florida
Woodland Group, Inc. (800)352-5263 Lic RE
Broker. 11-2-1-5

BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA. ESCAPE TO
BEAUTIFUL WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
MTS FREE Color Brochure & Information
MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES with Spectacular
views, Homes, Cabins, Creeks, & Investment
acreage. CHEROKEE MOUNTAIN GMAC
REAL ESTATE... cherokeemountainrealty.
corn Call for free brochure (800)841-5868.
11-2-1-5

1ST TIME OFFERED Colorado Mountain
Ranch. 35 ACRES $49,900. Priced for
Quick Sale. Overlooking a majestic lake,
beautifully treed, 360 degree mountain
views, adjacent to national forest. EZ Terms.
(866)353-4807. 11-2-1-5


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AFFORDABLE LAKE PROPERTIES On
pristine.34,000 acre Norris Lake Over 800
miles of wooded shoreline Four Seasons-
Call (888)291-5253 Or visit Lakeside Realty
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com. 11-2-1-5

NEW DEVELOPMENT IN THE MOUNTAINS
OF NORTH CAROLINA. LOCATED ON THE
NEW RIVER IN ASHE COUNTY. 26 LOTS
AVAILABLE. PRICES BEGIN AT $85,000.
Century 21 Heritage Realty (336)246-2664
or (800)865-4221 www.c21heritagerealty.co
m. 11-2-1-5

LAKES OF SUMMERVILLE: Coastal
Southern Charm $159,900. New home ide-
ally located near historic Charleston SC.
3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 9' ceiling, 2 car
garage. Call Now! (888)636-7575 www.lake
sofsummerville.com. 11-2-1-5

VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log cabin shell on
2 private acres near very wide trout stream
in the Galax area and New River State Park,
$139,500 owner (866)789-8535. 11-2-1-5

Tennessee Land Sale 20 AC- only $29,900
Subdivision Potential 20 AC/ Log Cabin
Only $69,900. Sat. Nov 10th Only 2100 sf
log cabin pkg on 20 acre ridgetop w/ spec-
tacular views. 2 miles to Nicklaus designed
golf course. Near TN River & rec lake. Or 20
acres only $29,900. Excellent financing. Call
today to find out how to pay NO closing costs
(866)999-2290, x 1628. 11-2-1-5
Pre-Construction GRAND OPENING!
Dockable Lakefront 5 AC- Only $39,900
SAVE $10,000! One Day- Sat. Nov 17th New
to market! Spectacular waterfront acreage
on Lake Dannelly! Park- like setting, gor-
geous AL location. Private, gated community.
Excellent financing. Must see. Call now &
ask how to PAY NO CLOSING COSTS!
(800)564-5092, x.904. 11-2-1-5

Luxurious Italian Villas, each unique and
hand-crafted, in our La Campanella residen-
tial community with spa and restaurant on
premise, located in Southwest Colorado nes-
tled between the San Juan Mountains and-
the Animas River Valley. This is an outstand-
ing opportunity for real estate investments
and 2nd home buyers. Durango was re-
cently named to America's Dozen Distinctive
Destinations and preserved communities.
Visit us www.lacampanelladurango.com/FL,
or call (970)769-3769. 11-2-1-5

NC Mountain Log Homes starting at
$189,900. 3 bed, 2 bath, Approx. 1340
sq. ft. Premier Mountain Properties,
www.jimmydagenhart.com (828)284-0985.
11-2-1-5

LAS PAMPAS Sale price $132K OBO, 2BR/
2BA Loft townhouse. NW Gainesville near
NW 39th Ave and NW 34th St. Community
pool/laundry. Pets ok. Rent for $850/mo. Call
561-662-7026 11-27-15-5


*l Furnishings


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-
377-9846 12-5-71-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $375
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-7490
12-5-71-6

BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated:
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
deliver. 12-5-71-6

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
12-5-71-6

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


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SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
12-5-71-6

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffetf'fiew,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 12-
5-71-6

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.
12-5-71-6

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.
12-5-71-6

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
12-5-71-6

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 12-5-7ir,-e

BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
8-15-25-6


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CASH PAID For Laptops
Sales/Service 336-0075.
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 12-5-71-7


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Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount
w/ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041.
www.GatorlandComputers.com 12-5-71-7

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
12-5-71-7 <


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*** GATORS CAR ALARMS $99.95000
****** INSTALLED FREE! ******
Gainesville's Oldest Car Stereo Store.
WAREHOUSE PRICES AUDIO OUTLET
373-3754 www.audiooutletgainesville.com
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35 inch Sony color TV.
Excellent condition $200. 352-377-4292
11-6-5-8


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PARKING:
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
are unAerway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
to: http://www.surplus.ufl.edu/online/
12-5-71-10

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

FOR SALE
BOOKS BY BOB BRACKIN
visit my website www.bobbrackin.com
12-5-71-10

METAL ROOFING. SAVE $$$ buy direct
from manufacturer. 20 colors in stock with
all accessories. Quick turn around. Delivery
Available..(352)498-0778 Toll free (888)393-
0335 code 24. www.GulfCoastSupply.com.
11-2-1-10

Vending: Snack/Soda. Locations available
now. Professional equipment & support.
Many Options. Cash/Finance. (877)843-8726
BO#2002-037. 11-2-1-10

ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you earn
$800/day? 30 Machines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968 BO02000033. CALL
US: We will not be undersold! 11-2-1-10

RACE FANS Make executive level income
working from your location or the race
track. Live the racing lifestyle everyday.
www.racingwithincome.com (800)831-2279.
11-2-1-10
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GREETING CARD DISTRIBUTORSHIPS!
Be your own Boss. Earn $50K $250K/yr.
Call Now (888)238-1635 24/7. 11-2-1-10

Notice: Post Office Positions Now Available.
Avg. Pay $20/hour or $57K annually includ-
ing Federal Benefits and OT. Get your exam
guide materials now. (866)713-4492 USWA.
Fee Req. 11-2-1-10

NOW AVAILABLE! 2007 POST OFFICE
JOBS. $18-$20/HR. NO EXPERIENCE. PAID
TRAINING. FED BENEFITS. VACATIONS.
CALL (800)910-9941 TODAY! REF #FL07.
11-2-1-10

STEEL BUILDING SALE! "Manufacturer
Direct!" Take Now or deposit holds till April
1st. All models and sizes are available at


j Motorcycles, Mopeds) UI Autos


***GatorMoto***
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
12-5-71-11

SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service
rates! Will service any make/model. Close
to campus! $19.99 oil changes! 336-1271
12-5-71-11

SWAMP CYCLES
CLOSE TO CAMPUS
534 SW 4th Ave.
Scooters, E-bikes, Offroad, & Accessories!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
www.swampcycles.com
12-5-71-11
***www. BuyMyScooter.com***
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)
Michelin/Dunlop/Bridgestone/Metzeler/Pirelli
www.rpmmotorcycles.com/tires 377-6974
12-5-71-11

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

Yamaha ZUMA 50 premium sport scooter,
100+ mpg, electric start, lights, lockable
storage, 877 miles. No motorcycle license
needed. $1200 obo 352-373-8183 11-6-
07-5-11

CRF50F OFF-ROAD BIKE
Brand new 2007 with gas included. It has
never been ridden. Call Lelis for more info.
561-506-5239 11-8-7-11


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*FAST CASH PAID FOR AN.Y CAR*
*Running or not!l
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-5-71-12

CARS -CARS Buy*SellTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
12-5-71-12

OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
www.selectmotorcar.us
12-5-71-12


Rock Bottom Prices! Pioneer (800)668-
5422.- e r )B"8- $500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
M il Motorcycles, Mopeds) 12-5-71-12


** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
12-5-71-11

***SOLANO CYCLE***
ScoQi*rs from $899. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Go-Ped,
Schwinn, others. 2 yr warrantees.
3550 SW 34th St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
12-5-71-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
New convenient location now open!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
www.NS4L.com
12-5-?f-11


JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
*** FREE FREE FREE* FREE***
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 12-5-71-12


CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas S Chevys Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
12-5-71-12

**HEADLINERS SAGGING?**
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
12-5-71-12

*FAST CASH PAID*
For any car, truck, or SUV Running or not.
'94 and up. Call Segovia 352-284-8619 12-
5-71-12

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
12-5-71-12


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
12-5-71-12

1990 HALF TON FARM TRUCK
GOOD CONDITION. WORKS WELL. NEW
TRANSMISSION. ASKING $1100. CALL
352-339-4600 11-2-07-10-12

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, (352) 283 2187.
ASKING $3800 OBO
11-6-07-6-12

ON FRIDAY 11/9/07 @1:00 P.M. A
1987 DODGE RAM WILL BE SOLD.
VIN# 1B7FD14Y3J5629309. JOLO
L ENTERPRISE INC. AT 3530 SE
HAWTHORNE RD. 11-2-2-12

FORD MUSTANG 2000
2 door coupe, V6, automatic, fully-loaded,
low miles, white with black pinstriping.
$6500/OBO. 352-281-3567 cell, 904-964-
6491 home. 11-15-07-10-12

GEO METRO, 1996
Auto, 105k miles, very good condition, clean
in and out, 10 CD changer, cold AC, new bat-
tery, cruise control, excellent MPG. $19501
OBO, 353-871-5775. 11-7-07-5-12

1999 Honda Accord LX
Black, 75,000 miles, grey leather, Auto, PW,
PL, A/C, Clean Carfax, $8,400. Call 258-
3161 11-15-10-12

1996 Toyota Corolla
Gold 128,000 miles, clean car, glossy paint,
auto, $3500. Call 258-3161 11-15-10-12

2006 Honda TRX300EX
4 wheeler, new tires, great condition, black,
$3400. Call 258-3161 11-15-10-12


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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-
71-48-13

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-
71-13

BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 11-13-07-72-13

VOLUNTEER
YOUTH BASKETBALL COACHES for the
City of Gainesville youth coed basketball and
girls basketball leagues. For inof call Brian
Shea 316-4757 11-7-07-5-13


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$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
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SECRET SHOPPERS
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
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$12 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.67 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
$8.35-$9.40/hr MANAGERS in training
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PARADIGM PROPERTIES
Leasing Specialist, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
EOE, DFWP
220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 X301 x301
www.teamparadigm.com
12-5-71-14

DELIVERY DRIVERS up to $12/hr.
KITCHEN HELP $7.00-$7.25/hr.
CALIFORNIA CHICKEN GRILL 378-2442
12-5-71-14

Teachers Needed
Imagine Learning Center 371-5450 Taking
applications from reliable, creative individu-
als who enjoy working with children 8-25-
25-14

**DANCERS NEEDED**
For adult entertainment company. Make
$1000+/wk. Flex sched 378-3312 12-5-
71-14

HARRY'S SEAFOOD BAR & GRILL
Looking for Experienced
WAITSTAFF & LINE COOKS
Please apply at 110 SE 1st Street
12-5-71-14

Customer Service Reps Needed
Fora major telecom company. Flexible hours.
PT or FT. No nights or weekends. Bilingual a
plus. EEOC. 372-2051 12-5-94-14


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352-378-9204
12-5-71-14

MAUI TERIYAKI
Now hiring COOK & CASHIER PT/FT. Apply
in person 600 NW 75th St. Benefits include
. FREE MEALS 12-5-71-14

TELEMARKETERS NEEDED
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-
5-71-14

PARK PLACE CAR WASH
Now Hiring FT & PT positions available.
Great environment, flexible hours. Apply in
person 7404 NW4th Blvd-Across from Home
Depot 12-5-71-14

Phone Survey Interviewers Wanted.
Start work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedules! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call NOW!
12-5-71-14

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
352-495-3075 12-5-66-14

MOVIE EXTRAS
Opportunities in TV and Film production.
All looks needed, no experience required
for casting calls. Call 877-218-6224 12-5-
07-59-14

UNDERCOVER SHOPPERS
Earn up to $70 per day. Undercover
Shoppers needed to judge retail & dining
establishments. Exp not required. 800-722-
4791 12-5-07-59-14

*HELP WANTED!*
12-20 HRS/WK
$8-30K
*1-866-994-4343* 11-14-07-40-14

**GATOR MOVING**
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.
12-5-07-45-14

Sales/Leasing Specialist
Part-time & full-time sales positions in local
management co. Fax resume, cover letter
& avail schedule to 352-376-6269 or email
hr@trimarkproperties.com 12-5-41-14


Barbers & Stylist
at 1115 W. University Ave. 352-380-0304
11-8-25-14


* Property Manager
Professional apartments
401 K*Health*PTO
Customer service a must!
E-mail resume:mfoster@gremco.com 12-
S5-40-14

UF Survey Research Center
Telephone Interviewers
NO SALES
$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
12-05-07-35-14

DRIVERS WANTED
Great pay make your own schedule.
Call the hiring mgr @ 379-3663 or email
jjulian@gatorfood.com 11-9-20-14


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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-
5-07-15-14

ARE YOU CONNECTED? INTERNET
USERS WANTED! YOU COULD EARN
$2000-$5000 MONTH. BE YOUR OWN
BOSSI FREE INFO.www.tphomebizz.com
OR call 772-528-6523 11-2-07-10-14

EARN $218,700 IN THE NEXT YEAR
PLAYING OUR VIDEO GAMES & TELLING
PEOPLE ABOUT OUR OPPORTUNITY
Visit videogamesforwealth.com or e-mail:
videogamer@videogamesforwealth.com 11-
19-07-20-14

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




PREMIER
PRODUCT 110NS

FT Senior Sales Rep Sales opportunity to
take over high grossing sales volume ac-
counts, at a well-established and profitable
company, while build ing upon your own ac-
counts. Must Have At Least 1 Years Sales
Experience.

FT Customer Service Rep Responsible for
placing orders and handling walk-in clients.

Send Resumes: jobs@premierparties.com
11-26-20-14

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-
07-8-14

LEASING CONSULTANT
Customer service &
Sales exp. preferred
*30-40 hours a week*
Mon-Fri hours flexible
Sat 11-3pm
Email resume to:
lwestover@gremco.com 11-2-7-14

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
352-318-5501. 11-8-07-10-14

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

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:
william.semeniuk@lanebryant.com 11-9-
07-10-14

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.
GATORMONEY.COM 11-2-4-14


$10-12/hour
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)
11-5-07-10-14

Enjoy helping kids & adults
have fun & be fit? Sun Country
Sports Center is hiring! Rock
Wall, Office, Cleaning, Light
Maintenance & more. 331-8773 or
378-8711www.SunCountrySports.com 11-
8-07-7-14


Ben & Jerry's seeks outgoing, motivated in-
dividuals with their own transportation. Must
thrive in a fast paced working environment
and appreciate cleanliness and organization.
Email resumes & class schedule to jen@gain
esvillesbesticecream.com. 11-7-7-14 ''

Personal Assistant needed for busy fam-
ily of 4. Reliable transportation a must.
8-10 hrslweek. Good personal skills req'd.
Fax resume/letter to 352-331-3320. 11-8-
07-7-14

Now Hiring All Positions for holiday help.
$7.50/hr to start. Part-time or Full-time avail.
Apply in person 3832 Newberry Rd/Helenly
Ham next to Moe's SW Grill. 11-6-5-14

Leaders Wanted. Afraid to make money? I'll
scare you to death! CALL NOW!
800-631-2648 11--30-07-20-14

Students, why wait to graduate? Earn while
you learn! Make excuses or MONEY, not
both! 866-251-6069 11-30-07-20-14

Local startup looking for employees to help
expand company. Basic Internet,Word &
Excel skills are necessary. Sorority/Fraternity
affiliation a big plus. Make your own sched-
ule! 10-20 hrs/week, $8/hr+.Send resume to
brendan@theginsystem.com. 11-6-5-14

ATTENTION STUDENTS!
Investor Assistant Needed. Get paid to learn.
If you are success-driven, motivated, ambi-
tious, email resume to reiwanted@gmail.com
or fax to 877-297-8214 11-14-07-12-14

FLEXIBLE HOURS. College students are
making $2000 per week between classes.
Complete training & on-going support.
www.DISHSuccess.com 11-20-07-14-14

Cyber Intelligence Division searching for a
highly motivated individual to investigate on-
line counterfeiting, grey market trends, and
intellectual property abuse. Must have excel-
lent written and verbal communication skills,
knowledge of the Internet and how it works,
as well as Windows XP, and Microsoft Office
Program experience. Email Resumes to
Dave.Busch@NetEnforcers.com 11-6-5-14

PAID REAL ESTATE INTERNSHIP
Make $$ and gain real estate experience.
Call Eric 352-219-2879 or Matt at 2921-A551
11-14-10-14

The Honey Baked Ham Co. & Cafe
Now accepting applications for holiday help.
Sales counter & telephone positions. Starting
pay $7/hr. Apply at 618 NW 60th St. (Behind
McDonalds off Newberry Rd.) 352-331-1253
11-15-07-10-14

NEED $$$ FOR THE HOLIDAYS?
Then join our growing team! Now hiring
motivated, reliable, friendly and energetic
team members for cashier/host & prep
positions, PT/FT (Must have Lunch avail-
ability), Earn great pay while having funi
Apply in person: Dragonfly Rolls 'n Bowls,
3117 SW 34th St. #1, University Towne
Center (next to Carrabbas). No calls please.
11-15-07-15-14


WGFLGAINESVLLE U HD
MASTER CONTROL OPERATOR (PT)
Weekends & overnight. Operate technical
equipment, record program feeds, maintain
logs. Computer skills required. Entry level po-
sition, will train. Fax 352-332-1506 or email
resume to hrdept@mygainesville.tv DFWP,
EOE 11-7-07-5-14

ANIMAL CARE TECH
Seeking a responsible, hard-workin inc-i-
vidual to care for nonvenomous snakes. F :Il
or part time hours are available from M-F
9am-5:30 pm. Located in Newberry. Plea! e
leave message at The Animal Compa; y
(352)472-6156. 11-7-07-5-14

T-Shirt artist needed/Freelance. Photoshc ,
Illustrator. deadlines are serious..awarne ;s
of fashion trends. Call Brian..office-352
466 1071...cell-352 262 7174 for interview.
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3 P/T POSITIONS FOR LOCAL AUTO
AUCTION DRIVERS, INVENTORY CLERK,
TELEMARKETER VALID DRIVERS
LICENSE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.
DFW 352-373-7535 11-7-5-14
Looking for experienced sandwich makers
and counter help to work late night shifts.
Shifts are 7:30pm-3:30am Wed-Sat. Must be
QUICK LEARNERS, understand late night
crowd dynamics and concerned with detail.
Pie- se apply between 2-4pm Mon.-Thurs. @
20 West University Ave. 11-6-4-14

L 3 $$? Like Basketball? Earn money of-
f 3tK youth League Basketball games.
ferees needed for the City of Gainesville
jth basketball league. Basketball Officials
aic Nov 13 at 6pm at the MLK Jr center. For
o call Brian Shea 316-4757 11-7-07-5-14
OW HIRING
AINESVILLE'S BUSIEST RESTARAUNT
HIRING ALL POSITIONS.
;REAT PAY/BENEFITS.APPLY IN PERSON
,T CHILI'S,3530 SW ARCHER ROAD. 11-
5-07-10-14




WM VISION
Software Engineers / Programmers

Nagravision is looking for C/C++ program-
mers to work on Digital TV software (Cable,
Satellite, Video over IP) in our Gainesville
office. Embedded programming experience a
plus. Send resume or questions to chuck.hig
gins@nagra.com. 11-7-07-5-14
Tutor needed for 9th & 11th graders.
Preferably Math & Science majors. Needs to
be smart, reliable and organized. Early eve-
nings (variable hours) 332-5626/Character
Ref. 11-6-07-4-14

Holiday retail sales help for toy/gift store. FT/
PT must be 18+ and able to work weekends.
Stop by for application at 1510 NW 13th St.
11-15-10-14

Aced your test?
Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions is currently
hiring MCAT, PCAT & DAT Teachers. Kaplan
offers competitive pay, extensive training and
s d- e package for part-time employees
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service. To register for a teacher audition,
please call 1-800-KAPTEST (1-800-527-
8378) or visit us on the web at
www. kaptest.com/teach. 11-8-07-5-14
Bus Driver
02B Kids!
Apply at 6680 W. Newberry Road
or call Patti New at 332-5500 x 121 11-8-
5-14

PT RECEPTIONIST FOR BUSY SALON
Must be Friendly, outgoing & have a neat
appearance. Apply in person, Gallery of Hair
Design, 5109 NW 39th Ave. 11-8-07-5-14
LEASING AGENT, PT
Friendly, energetic poerson. Experience
preferred. 20 hrs/wk. Hourly & bonus. Great
benefit pkg. Must be avail weekends. Apply
in person Hunters Crossing Apts. DFWP
11-9-07-6-14
PR/MARKETING-PT reps needed to pro-
mote new apartment community. $9/hr w/
flexible schedules. Must be creative and
outgoing. Send resumes to asaxton@theDo
vetailCompanies.com 11-9-6-14
PIT front desk position for chiropractic office.
M-W-F 9am-lpm. Email resume info@Hunte
rsCrossingChiropractic.com 11-5-07-2-14
DRIVERS-MORE MONEY! Sign-On Bonus
36-43 cpm/$1.20pm $0 Lease / Teams
Needed Class A + 3 months recent OTR
required (800)635-8669.11-2-1-14
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Door to Door Experienced consumer sales.
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ers. Salary, Benefits 50K www.familyreaders
club.com enter careers then code F44 or call
(866)547-2320. 11-2-1-14
Magazine PDS Dealers Finance company
looking for magazine PDS orders. We are
a complete magazine fulfillment center. Top
dollar paid. www.familyreadersclub.com en-
ter caryMs code F34 or call (866)547-2320
11-2-1-v4


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Magazine Managers Expanding in Florida,
we require experienced "Magazine
Managers" or "Shift Managers" Salary +
Bonuses www.familyreadersclub.com enter
careers then code F24 or call (866)547-
2320.11-2-1-14

CDL-A DRIVERS: Expanding Fleet offer-
ing Regional/OTR runs. Outstanding Pay
Package. Excellent Benefits. Generous
Hometime. Lease Purchase on '07 Peterbilts.
NATIONAL CARRIERS (888)707-7729
www.nationalcarriers.com. 11-2-1-14

COLONIAL LIFE seeking licensed Life &
Health agents to market voluntary employee
benefit programs to employers. Call Ad
Evans at (954)465-4370. 11-2-1-14

Driver: DON'T JUST STARTYOUR CAREER,
START IT RIGHT Company Sponsored CDL
training in 3 weeks. Must be 21. Have CDL?
Tuition reimbursement! CRST. (866)917-
2778. 11-2-1-14

Our top driver made $54,780 in 2006 run-
ning our Florida region. Home weekly and
during the week! 401k! Blue Cross/Blue
Shield! 1 Year OTR experience required.
HEARTLAND EXPRESS (800)441-4953
www.heartlandexpress.com. 11-2-1-14

Professional Bodyguard Opportunities. Earn
up to $200,000 per year. Free training. All
traveling expenses paid. No Felonies. No
Experience OK. (866)271-7779. www.bodyg
uardsunlimited.net. 11-2-1-14


WI1 Services


IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 12-5-71-15

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
everglade-eqestrian.com 12-5-71-15

Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve/wkend. Class sizes limited. 338-
1193 for details. expresstrainingservices.com
12-5-96-15

PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
339-2199
12-5-71-15

TLC HORSEBOARD
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
DIVORCE/CHILD CUSTODY
352-378-1055 12-5-86-15

IMMIGRATION LAW
Marriage Visas Employment Visas -
Naturalization. Richard Ruth, Esq.
352-335-6748 www.ruthlaw.com 12-5-
71-15

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.
352-258-8431 11-20-07-40-15

** GATOR MOVING & STORAGE **
Local and long distance moving
10 Free Boxes ($35 value!).
FL Reg MI 19 One item or a houseful!
Call Now! 352-374-4797, 800-797-6766
12-5-07-45-15


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INJURED?
Law Office of Robert Dixon
Call 352-870-0917
12-5-35-15

Touch of Heaven Spa-Gator
Days Tues & Wed 15% Off
on Massage, Brazilian, Facials & more.
www.touchofheaven-fl.com
for appointment 352-332-5005 11-21-24-15

RESUMES! Quailty Editing, Writing,
Typesetting, Printing. RESUME CITY'S
Services from $34.95. Gator owned since
1981. E mail your resume for FREE analysis
and review: RESUMECITYUSA@AOL.Com
2-11-08-55-15

RapeRecovery.com
6-Step Video Recovery Program
11-2-07-5-15

CHILDCARE IN YOUR HOME
Mature loving mother will care for your infant
or toddler Monday thru Friday. Experienced
with references. $200 to $295 per week.
Local number 772-224-8364 11-2-5-15

MATH & PHYSICS TUTOR
First hour FREE. 10 years of experience.
Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582
11-16-10-15

DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS children, etc.
Only one signature required! *Excludes govt.
fees! Call weekdays (800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-6pm) Alta Divorce, LLC. Established
1977. 11-2-1-15

AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for high
paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA
approved program. Financial aid if qualified
- Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation
Institute of Maintenance (888)349-5387.
11-2-1-15

ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home.
Medical, business, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job placement assistance.
Financial aid and computer provided if quali-
fied. Call (866)858-2121, www.OnlineTidewa
terTech.com. 11-2-1-15

GET COVERED....Run your ad STATEWIDE!
You can run your classified ad in over 100
Florida newspapers for $475. Call this news-
paper or (866)742-1373 for more details or
visit: www.florida-classifieds.com. 11-2-1-15


All Women's Health Center
ABORTION
Free Pregnancy Test
RU-486 Available
378-9191
www.abortiongainesville.com
12-5-71-16

***CHOOSE LIFEIlOO
Adoption confidential & compassionate
adoption advice. Expenses paid if needed.
www.AmericankidzAdoption.com FL Llc
#1106-001-000 Toll Free 866-303-1573 12-
5-71-16

THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Only $119!
Gain muscle while you lose fat
Groups forming now. 339-2199
12-5-71-16

ABORTION/ABORTION BY PILL (RU-486)
Student Discount.
Bread & Roses Women's Health Center
www.breadroses.com 352-372-1664
12-5-71-16

RED EYE & DISCHARGE
Research participants receive study related
examination, investigational drug and pay-
ment. Call Dr. Levy NOW 331-4040 12-5-
70-16

First Care of Gainesville
Urgent-Care / Walk-In Medical Clinic
4343 W. Newbery Rd, Ste #10, 373-2340
Students Welcome-No Appointment Needed
Most Insurances Accepted. 12-5-33-16


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CLINICAL HYPNOSIS for Behavior Change
& Trauma Resolution; including: Smoking,
Stress, PTSD, Relationship Issues/Loss,
Physical, Emotional, Sexual Trauma.
Dan Fox,LCSW 665-0928. 11-30-07-20-16


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ANONYMOUS
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)

FLASHBACKS
Buys and sells modern casual clothing. 509
NW 10th Ave. 375-3752. We pay cash. Open
10-6. We buy till 5.. 12-5-96-18

*Family Chiropractic*
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
373-7070
12-5-71-18

SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES

University Opticians
300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480
12-5-71-18


I1 Connections

YOUNG DOCTOR LOOKING FOR
GIRLFRIEND 18-28 for traveling & good
times. Send photos & information to:
drtomas2@yahoo.com 11-27-07-20-19

J2LMB2 -
Can't believe it's been 25 years since
Homecoming 1982 when we fell in love. You'll
always be my Homecoming Sweetheart!
11-2-1-19

To The Girl With The Beautiful Blue Eyes:

27 years is a long time from our first Growl,
but it has gone by so fast. Little Blue Eyes
has grown up before us in an instant. I
dare not blink. I savor every moment and
every time we have our own homecoming
in Gainesville.

ILY,
Liarface
11-2-07-1-19


FREE GRE WORKSHOP. UF Reading &
Writing Center offers this workshop M R,
11/5-11/8. Math sessions are M & W from 7:
00 9:00; Verbal sessions are T & R from 6:
00 8:00. Seating limited; call 392-2010 to
register and learn room location. 11-6-4-20

FREE STUDY SKILLS WORKSHOPS. UF
Reading & Writing Center offers work-
shops M-R, 11/5 11/8 on these topics:
Improving Note-taking, Reading Speed


Spring Break 2008. Sell Trips, Earn Cash and
Go Free. Call for group discounts. Best Deals
Guaranteed! Jamaica, Cancun, Acapulco,
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or www.ststravel.com. ARC: 21-5 0403 3
12-5-72-21

SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTS
Open To Public Wed-Fri-Sat-Sun
1 PM to Dusk -Skeet-Trap-5 Stand
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gatorskeetandtrap.com 12-5-71-21

"#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
2-8-89-21

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
Travel.www.BahamaSun.com800-867-5018.
Florida Seller of Travel Reg No ST35585 3-
3-85-21


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JAX & ORLANDO INT'L AIRPORTS
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UF women dominate 106-23


* ANEIKA HENRY LED THE
GATORS WITH 19 POINTS.

By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org

It may not have counted in
the record books, but the UF
women's basketball team did
everything it could to erase the
memories of last season.
The Gators wiped out NAIA
Division-II Warner Southern 106-
28 Thursday night.
"Obviously we're very
pleased with the outcome," an
understated UF coach Amanda
Butler said.
"I thought we played re-
ally hard and whenever you can
spread the ball around and get
everybody an opportunity to
play and ... you feel like you get
better by the end of the game, it's
a great opportunity."
Junior transfer Aneika Henry
led the way for the Gators with
19 points and 10 rebounds.
"I think you got a glimpse of
what Aneika's impact is going to
be," Butler said. "Obviously with
that size, the catches she makes,
and the plays that she finishes,
and the rebounds she grabs, a lot
of other people just can't do those
things."
Junior guard Sha Brooks, who
contributed 14 points, loves the
post presence the 6-foot-3 center


brings.
"We've got someone who's
almost 7 feet tall, so you can just
lob it up there and she'll catch it,"
Brooks said.
Henry started in place of soph-
omore forward Sharielle Smith,
who is out four to six weeks after
suffering a stress fracture in her
right foot.
An injury bug that's already
knocked out two Gators almost
got worse when Brooks dived for
a loose ball and
got up slowly,
limping to the
bench.
Women's The junior did
Basketball not return dur-
ing the final 7:48
of the first half,
but she started the second half
and didn't seem to favor the leg.
"I'm good, I'm good," she
said. "I'm a soldier."
Butler didn't worry too much
when she saw Brooks on the
ground.
"You hold your breath a little
bit because we're a little thinner
than we would like to be," Butler
said. "But we're not going to
compromise how hard we play
because we're scared we're going
to get injured."
It seemed only appropriate
that this game would start with
the Gators scoring before any
time ran off the clock.
Warner Southern was charged


with a technical foul for not turn-
ing in its lineup on time. Brooks
stepped to the free-throw line
and made both shots to give the
Gators a 2-0 lead. if
UF scored the first 12 points
before Warner Southern guard
Ivana Soberal finally scored with
16:55 left in the first half.
UF ran up a 57-16 lead by
halftime on 64.7 percent shooting
from the floor.
The Gators totaled 57 points
or fewer in five regular season
games last season.
One thing Butler did stress at
halftime was rebounding, as they
led Warner Southern only 21-19
at the break.
The team responded, out-
rebounding the Royals 39-15 in
the second half for a 60-34 final
margin.
"When you go in the locker
room and issue a challenge and
your team responds like that,
then you certainly have to be
pleased,". Butler said.
She slowed down the pace
in the second half, dropping the
team back into a two-three zone.
"We could've continued to
run, but we didn't feel that was
the classy thing to do," Butler
said. "For us, we weren't getting
better shooting layups. So we felt
it was an opportunity to work
on our half-court execution and
even specific options out of our
half-court execution."


PICKS, from page 39


So far, the connotation doesn't seem to be
rubbing off. In its 118 years of existence, the
robber baron's football team holds a dismal
record of 546-538-50.
With a record like that, is it really possible
for the Rowdies to get rowdy?
"Absolutely, and especially we'll be rowdy
for Florida because we felt we got robbed two
years ago," Davis said. "We're a small school,
so there aren't as many of us, but we can pack
a mighty punch when we need to."
That's a pretty bold statement, and Davis
has the proof to back it up.
We asked Davis, if a robber baron squared
off with Tim Tebow, who would win the
fight?
"A robber baron, hands down, because he
could outsmart him," Lucas said.
But even that kind of trash talking seemed
to be a little too much for a Commodores fan,
who pointed out that Vanderbilt is all about
the love.
"We don't necessarily have massive rival-
ries, and nobody really hates us, and we don't
really hate anyone besides Tennessee," Lucas
said. "So we look forward to beating Florida
on Saturday, but we're also happy about the
success they've brought to the SEC."
What great sportsmanship. No wonder
Vanderbilt is horrible at football.
With that, on to the picks!
Tied for first with the guest pickers with a


46-34 record is Brian "I tried to pick up Georgia
chicks last weekend but scared them off with
my macramed pair of jean shorts" Steele, who
likes to belt out the lyrics to the Spice Girls'
"Wannabe" while in the shower. We just
hope he's not fantasizing about Baby Spice.
Batting second with a 43-37 record is
Bryan "My nickname in high school
was big, fat goalie" Jones, who likes to
eat sandwiches with his only friend, an
imaginary space cowboy named Maurice.
In third at 42-38 is Jenna "Dan Werner is
the next Larry Bird" Marina, who would
rather watch a Lifetime original movie in-
stead of the Patriots-Colts game Sunday.
Batting cleanup; with a record of 41-39, is
Nick "I wish I were sponge-worthy" Zaccardi,
who plans on spending his "Summer of Nick"
by watching Seinfeld re-runs while eating a
block of cheese.
In dead-ass last with a piss-poor record of
40-40 is Mike "I tried to dress up as Timon for
Halloween," McCall, who ended up settling
for a Rafiki costume when he couldn't con-
vince anyone to be his Pumbaa.

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30, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2007

Wise persuaded hesitant McCray to follow sister to Gainesville


MCCRAY, from page 32


blocker, played a different position at UF
than Amber would.
Wise also played up the fact that Amber
knew a lot about how the program worked,
considering she had been around it for the
last five years.
Amber began to think it over, and as time
went on she realized UF had many of the
qualities she desired.
Aw weeks later, while playing out of
the country with the US Junior National
Team, she made her decision.
"She called me and said, 'Mom, I want to
go to Florida,'" Darlene said.
The outcome was unexpected, even to
her sister.
"Until the day she committed, I thought
she was going to Texas," Nicole said. "So
when she told me she was going to Florida,
I was ecstatic."
Torn from the Game
If Amber thought the recruiting process
was hard, she had no idea what was to fol-
low.
During the spring of her freshman year,
she tore her anterior cruciate ligament and


her medial collateral ligament in her right
knee.
She said practice started out just like
normal.
"I just jumped to hit a ball and landed
off-balance on one leg, and it just buckled,"
Amber said.
The injury posed her greatest challenge
yet.
"That was most definitely the hardest
thing I've ever had to do," Amber said.
"Because I've always been playing, whether
it was high school, club, summer league
with USA I've always been playing vol-
leyball."
Nicole knew just what her younger sister
was going through, having been.forced to
redshirt her freshman year after a rotator
cuff injury.
The toughest part might have been the
fact that Amber had seen action in 25 of 38
matches her freshman year, playing a key
role on a team that went all the way to the
national final before losing to Southern Cal.
The injury forced her to spend her second
year watching from the sidelines.
"I just told her to stay positive," Nicole
said. "I told her that (the) year was going to
go by fast."
Darlene also had an idea of what her


daughter was going through, having had
a similar but less-serious injury during her
basketball playing days.
Despite hearing that it was an injury that
might force Amber to quit playing volley-
ball, she stayed positive.
"I still wouldn't say 100 percent,
but I'm really working on getting
better every week."
Amber McCray
UF opposite hitter

"I always felt she was going to come
back," Darlene said. "I never felt any nega-
tives or spoke any negative statements to
her about her possibly not playing volley-
ball anymore. It was just a known to me that
she was coming back. I felt like God would
bless her to continue her volleyball career,
and He did."
Leaving her Legacy
Amber returned to the floor in spring
2005 in a scrimmage at Louisville.
She remembers trying to make up for it
all in one play.
"I was over-running every ball," she said.
"Mary could tell me, 'Amber you're really,


really anxious because you're so anxious to
be back.'"
It hasn't exactly been smooth sailing from
there, however.
All those volleyball swings over the years
took their toll on Amber's rotator cuff, and
she developed a tear last season. She sat out
some games, and Wise makes sure not to
overwork her these days.
"There's good days and bad days,"
Amber said. "I still wouldn't say 100 per-
cent, but I'm really working on getting
better every week, so that by the end of the
season and the postseason when it's really
counted, I'll be ready."
Still, she played well enough last season
to be named a second-team All-America
by both the American Volleyball Coaches
Association and Volleyball Magazine.
With her final season winding down
Amber will look to lead UF back to national
prominence.
The Gators have not returned to the Final
Four since her freshman season.
However it ends, Wise knows Amber has
made her mark at UF.
"Amber McCray's injuries she's had
the short end of the stick there," Wise said.
"But the legacy she'll leave is the persever-
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UF BASKETBALL

Gators test lineups


By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
dklein@alligator.org

When UF coach Billy Donovan
said the Gators starting lineup
was due to change, he wasn't
kidding.
After beginning the game
with the expected setup of
Marreese Speights, Dan Werner
and the three-guard combination
of Walter Hodge, Nick Calathes
and Jai Lucas, Donovan began an
early-season experiment in UF's
97-51 victory over Flagler College
on Thursday night.
Donovan used 13 different
lineups in the first half alone.
He used the same five on the
court only twice.
Donovan said the changes
were more a result of fatigue than
anything else.
"We don't have quite an un-
derstanding of how hard we
have to play at this level to have
a chance to win," Donovan said.
"I didn't want guys to be play-
ing to keep themselves fresh. I
want them to play to exhaust
themselves.
"I think guys were giving ev-
erything they had out there. So
the lineups tonight were more
predicated on fatigue than any-
thing else."


Where Donovan will head
from here is hard to determine,
as the game against Flagler may
have left more questions than
answers.
The Gators got off to a slow
start in their exhibition opener.
At th 12-minute mark in the
first haL,. the lead was a mere five
points.

"I think guys were giv-
ing everything they had
out there. So the line-
ups tonight were more
predicated on fatigue than
anything else."
Billy Donovan
UF men's basketball coach


The Gators began to pull away
afterward, hitting a few outside
shots before forcing Flagler to
take a timeout trailing the Gators
34-17.
Sophomores Jonathan Mitchell
and Dan Werner both failed to
score.
Donovan did note after the
game that he thought Werner
played well without scoring,
which was evident by his seven
assists.
Mitchell was a different story.
He seemed shaky at times and


in victory

elected to pass rather than look
for his own shots.
Freshman Nick Calathes
proved he can compete at the col-
lege level in his first outing.
Donovan downplayed the
guard throughout the preseason,
but the coach showed his level of
confidence in Florida's two-time
Mr. Basketball.
Calathes played 33 minutes,
the most of any player.
He showed his versatility by
playing point guard, shooting
guard and small forward.
The freshman chased history
but came up two assists shy of a
triple-double in his first game.
Calathes scored 18 points,
grabbed 13 rebounds and dished
out eight assists.
Corey Brewer is the only play-
er in school history to achieve a
triple-double.
He recorded 15 points, 13 as-
sists and 10 rebounds in a blow-
out win against Jacksonville on
Dec. 18, 2005.
"I just try to fill the stat
sheet like coach tells me to do,"
Calathes said. "Just go out there
and play hard, do what I can to
win."
Speights led all scorers with
22 points.
All five freshmen tallied dou-
ble figures.


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Lasting Impression


McCray decade comes to an end
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By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org

For the last 10 years, there's been a
McCray on the UF volleyball roster.
But that legacy is nearing its end.
Fizrt it was All-American middle blocker
Nicole.
Now it's her younger sister and the
Gators' starting opposite hitter, Amber.
"[My teammates] joke around and call
me 'Grandma,'" Amber said. "Partially be-
cause I've been here five years and partially
because they always say I'm old and falling
apart."
Either way, it's clear she's left an imprint
on the program.
Athleticism in the Genes
The McCray sisters seemed destined to
play sports as they grew up in Longview,
Texas.
Their parents met playing basketball at
Panola Junior College in Texas.
"We were constantly around some sort
of sports or watching sports," said Nicole,
Amber's older sister by five years, now the
volleyball coach at Georgia Southern. "Our
parents wanted us to play basketball, so
when we started playing volleyball, it was
kind of weird. But they jumped on board
and loved it ever since."
An athletic background helped McCray's
parents understand what their daughters
were going through.
"We knew about working hard, working
out, going to the gym, getting home late,"
said Darlene McCray, Amber's mother. "It
was really just'the family continuing on."
Amber remembers watching Nicole join
the East Texas Juniors, a club volleyball
teamni't age 12.
The next year, she wanted in.
"I begged my mom, because I just want-
ed to be on a team," she said. "I didn't care
that I didn't play. I just wanted to travel and


be on a team."
So Amber began her volleyball career
playing on the 12-and-under team at 8 years
old.
"My whole memory from that year is
watching the game from the sidelines," she
said. "I was awful. I might have got in to
serve a couple times in a year, and I missed
my underhand serve, but that was pretty
much my memory from that whole year."
Amber took a year off from club ball
during the sixth grade to play city-league
basketball, but she still played volleyball in
school.
Taking the time off from
club may have actually
helped her game.
Volleyball "It was funny, because
I'd say that was actually
the year I made the most
improvement because I went to my sister's
(high school) practices whenever I could,"
she said.
While she played basketball and ran
track throughout high school, she always
returned to volleyball, her favorite sport,
her first love.
Tough Sell
With her older sister playing at UF, it may
have seemed natural that Amber would be-
come part of the Gators when Nicole gradu-
ated.
While Amber had known UF coach Mary
Wise since the seventh grade, it wasn't the
quick decision Wise might have hoped.
"It was a really up-and-down process,"
Amber said. "For the longest time, I didn't
want to come to UF because [Nicole] came
here, and I didn't want to live in her shad-
ow."
Nicole did not try to sway her sister one
way or the other.
"Amber's her own person," Nicole said.
"I only talked to her if she needed me to or if
she asked for help with anything."
Darlene had watched one daughter play


out of state for four years and had bought
many plane tickets for Nicole to come
home.
As any mother might, she hoped Amber
would be different.
"I was trying to get Amber to stay in
Texas because that was my baby and I want-
ed her to be close," Darlene said.


Darlene said Coach Wise's visit to the
McCray home was a big factor in Amber's
decision.
Wise addressed Amber's concerns about
coming right in after Nicole.
She stressed the fact that Nicole, a middle

SEE MCCRAY, PAGE 30


Andrew Stantill / Alligator Start
UF senior Amber McCray (left) goes for a block against Georgia on Sept. 14. McCray
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their 24-13 win against Miami (Ohio) on Saturday.


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Last week, UF proved that one bruised
shoulder can change an entire season.
With quarterback Tim Tebow's right
.shoulder hampering his running abilities,
Georgia was able to blitz early and often to
disrupt the Gators' offense.
The Bulldogs racked up six sacks -
more than UF had allowed all season in
the win that knocked the Gators from the
top of the Southeastern Conference Eastern
Division.
This week will carry the same concern
as No. 18 UF faces Vanderbilt, which leads
the SEC in sacks.
The Commodores are known for blitz-
ing opponents often, and the formula has
worked so far this season.
"On three out of four snaps, they are
bringing either four or five men," UF coach
Urban Meyer said. "They're bringing five-
man pressure a lot of times, they move their
front and they're disruptive.
"You have to be very, disciplined when
you play a team like that because they
cause a lot of lost-yardage plays."
If the threat of Tebow running is absent
for the second straight week, the Gators
can expect even more pressure from the
Commodores.
"We like to get pressure on the quarter-
back," said Vanderbilt linebacker Jonathan
Goff, who leads the team with 71 tackles.
"I'm really not sure how the coaches are go-
ing to call it, but we obviously want to get
to the quarterback any way we can."
What makes Vanderbilt's blitz scheme
hard to stop is its diversity alternating
between three and four down linemen and
sending different linebackers on each blitz.
In a 17-6 win against then-No. 6 South


Carolina two weeks ago, the Commodores
tallied seven sacks for a loss of 50 yards.
Regardless of Tebow's status, Vanderbilt
will bring the same pressure they have re-
lied on all year.
"We usually mix it up a little bit," Goff
said. "We have a game plan coming into the
week, and I don't think it will be anything
too different from what we normally do."
UF's offensive line was somewhat
blindsided by Georgia's persistent pres-
sure last week, but it is expecting pressure
against Vanderbilt.
"With Georgia, they don't blitz a whole
lot from the outside," UF center Drew
Miller said. "That's why it hit us as a sur-
prise in the beginning of the game, because
they're not a blitz-
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50 percent of the time, so we're just prepar-
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Saturday.
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Goff said. "He has a lot of offensive weap-
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"I just look for them to spread the ball
around to their athletes in open space,
where they can take advantage of their
athleticism and speed."
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with a healthy, mobile Tebow, and Meyer is
staying optimistic about Tebow's ability to
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By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Writer

UF's defeat at the hands of Arkansas was
only three weeks ago, but it's a fading memory
for the Gators.
"We lost to them the first time, but that's
because our team didn't come in focused," se-
nior riddle blocker Kisya Killingsworth said.


"They beat us, but what are you going to do?
That loss has already come and gone."
Though the players may not feel like they
have to get revenge on the Razorbacks, their
opportunity comes Sunday at 1 p.m. in the
O'Connell Center.
If not for Arkansas' (10-14, 4-10
Southeastern Conference) win in Fayetteville
on Oct. 12, UF (21-1, 14-1 SEC) would be un-
defeated.
"I think more important than [revenge] is
maintaining our lead in the [standings]," UF
coach Mary Wise said. "And a win will do


that. Any loss brings us closer back to the pack,
and we're trying to win this outright."
UF currently holds a two-and-a-half-match
advantage over Alabama
for the best record in the
SSEC.
The Gators have
Volleyball more time to prepare for
Arkansas than they did
back in October. Instead of
only getting one day off between matches, UF
had three days of preparation and decided to
take Thursday off to relax.


"The weird schedule kind of bit us in the
butt last time," senior outside hitter Marcie
Hampton said.
Since the loss, UF has played five matches
and lost only one game.
The Gators have swept their last four op-
ponents.
Still, Wise and the Gators know better than
to take the Razorbacks lightly.
"Arkansas gives us matchup problems,"
Wise said. "The first time we played them,
we did not do a very good job preparing the
team."


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UFFOOTBALL

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By BRYAN JONES
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bjones@alligator.org

Freshman Mike Pouncey continues to im-
press UF coach Urban-Meyer on the defensive
side of the ball.
A day after confirming the converted
center would play at defensive tackle against
Vanderbilt, Meyer left the door open for a
possible start by Pouncey.
I've seen energy, I've seen a young guy
that loves football, I've seen a tough guy and
a big guy," Meyer said. "He's got that big
ol' rear end you need in there to stop some
runs.
Meyer said it would be a game-time deci-
sion as to who will start alongside senior Clint
McMillan at defensive tackle.
Pouncey's only experience on the de-
fensive line until this week in practice was
playing in goal-line situations in high school,
Meyer said, so he still has a lot to learn about
the position.
"He's really smart," Meyer said. "There
is not an issue as far as football smart.
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Harvin and Jarred Fayson, as well as junior
Kestahn Moore, will all carry the ball.
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Only two of the seven Gators
on the roster will travel to the
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which lasts today through Sunday.
The rest of the team is nursing
injuries ranging from pulled muscles
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Sophomore Megan Alexander
and senior Lolita Frangulyan will
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Gators' last tournament of the fall.
Coach Roland Thornqvist hopes
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as each player lost dose matches
in the first round of the ITA South
Regionals.
"It's going to be interesting to see
... if they can translate that good play
(in practice) into good play in the


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The competition will be challeng-
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of the elite players in the conference
did not qualify for the ITA National
Indoor Championships and will play
in Auburn instead.
Along with
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court, where
Thornqvist would
like to see them continue fundamen-
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"They're very explosive," he said.
As Alexander and Frangulyan fin-
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is already focusing on the spring
season.
"We're hoping to get everybody
healthy at the right time," Thornqvist
said. "We just got to try to get
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ADVANCE, from page 39

into it, and we've still got to get some con-
tinuity in the recruiting and continuity in
the development. And that's why I think,
you look at a Vanderbilt, you look at teams
that have had that consistency, that's what
everyone is looking for."
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against the Gators Mackenzi Adams


and Chris Nickson.
Nickson played well against the Gators
last year, but Adams took the starting job
from Nickson earlier this season.
Both players suffered injuries last week
against Miami (Ohio), but both are expect-
ed to be ready for Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Gators will have to
fend off a tough Vanderbilt pass rush with
an injured quarterback of their own.
Tim Tebow's bruised right shoulder is
feeling better, Meyer said, but the injury


still could continue to restrict Tebow from
running as much as UF would like.
Facing a team that loves
to blitz, protecting Tebow
could be a .key for the
Gators, particularly after al-
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against Georgia.
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ing to be about how the offensive line han-
dles it and how the receivers get open,"
Meyer said. "[Vanderbilt's] personnel is


SEC-caliber personnel, especially their
defense. I think their defensive personnel
is really good."
Despite the Commodores' improve-
ment this season, a loss to Vanderbilt
would still be embarrassing for a Gators
team that still has hopes of an SEC title.
"I think they still fit in that category
where we say we shouldn't lose to them,"
Caldwell said. "We have the better talent,
better athletes and we are more confident,
so they are still in that category for us."


BASES, from page 39

are not well suited to stop a wide
receiver like Bennett.
In this college football season,
everything has been wack, sure.
But did you really see UF
standing at just 5-3?
The Gators are more talented
than Georgia.
They're more talented than
Auburn.
They showed that talent
against LSU arguably the most
talented team in the nation and
had a respectable road loss.


After that game, Coach Urban
Meyer said the Gators will be
back smoking'. "
Sorry, Coach, but there hasn't
even been enough smoke to roast
a marshmallow lately.
UF isn't losing this game, but
the point is that you can't be
sure.
Yes, I think the Gators will win
out. But I said the same thing a
week ago.
As talented as UF is,
Vanderbilt could conceivably
come in and knock off the once-
called "Mighty Gators."
Even though UF is better than


both the No. 1 and No. 2 teams
in America Ohio State and
Boston College it doesn't even
deserve to play in its conference
championship game.
Where has the team that oblit-
erated Tennessee gone?
Even if the Gators sneak into
Atlanta for the SEC title game,
they got there through the help of
other teams.
They will have earned the
chance if other teams lose I've
never bought into the "you got
lucky" ordeal but you can't
say they're better than the other
contending teams.


Fact is, when South Carolina,
FSU and Vanderbilt look and see
UF on their schedule, they don't
cringe.
Instead, they see it as just
another opportunity. There's
nothing intimidating about a
three-loss team.
It's weird that 'Arizona State
losing a game is more of an upset
than UF losing one.
Even with all the roster turn-
around the Gators have this
year, you still expect a defend-
ing champion team to have some
aura around it. This team doesn't
have that anymore.


UF's defense had a teade-
marked toughness to it last year.
This year, you can tell they're still
a bunch of kids wondering how
prom went by so fast.
These underclassmen have
been through a lot a captain
getting arrested, a teammate's
death and three losses but they
have to put all that behind them.
That's over.
UF needs to figure out its
problems somehow.
Please, don't send fans to
the Liberty Bowl in Memphis,
Tenn., for a matchup against a
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Vanderbilt isn't exactly known
for its football, but we at the alliga-
torSports brand picks column were
determined to find someone who
considers himself a Commodores
fan.
Meet Conrad G. Lucas II, co-
founder of Vanderbilt mega-fan
group, the Robber Baron Rowdies.
So apparently, there is more than
one fan. Who knew?
The Robber Baron Rowdies-were
formed this season by Lucas and
four of his friends, who decided to
throw Vandy's version of a tailgate
every week for home games.
Each Saturday, the group and its
mascot, Jack Whodat the dog, set
up tent in Vandyville and construct
a top-10 list for the Commodores'
opponent.
Past top-10 lists include "Lies
Told by Nick Saban" and "Hotty
Toddy, Gosh Almighty, These Ten
Things Would Suck."
Now, for those who don't know
what a robber baron is, let's take a
timeout for a little history lesson.
Robber barons were American
capitalists of the latter part of the
19th century who became wealthy
through exploitation. Cornelius
Vanderbilt made his fortune more
than a century ago by controlling
numerous ferry, steamship and rail-
road lines.
Lucas and his buddies decided
their university's namesake made
the perfect source for the title of
their tailgate.
"Robber barons were successful
and aggressive and well known for
being very good at what they did,"
Lucas said. "We want Vanderbilt
athletics to have those traits."

SEE PICKS, PAGE 29


UF FOOTBALL

Gators look to rebound against Vandy


By BRYAN JONES
Alligator Staff Writer
bjones@alligator.org

By now, the Gators should have
learned there are no easy victories in the
Southeastern Conference, but they will still
get their yearly reminder of that Saturday.
While Vanderbilt (5-3, 2-3 SEC) is tra-


ditionally supposed to be the conference's
bottom-feeder, UF (5-3, 3-3 SEC) has strug-
gled against the Commodores recently.
And this may be the best Vanderbilt
team yet.
The Commodores, who haven't been to
a bowl game since 1982, are just one win
away from being bowl eligible.
And at 5-3, they enter Saturday's game


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UF wide receiver Andre Caldwell runs past a Troy defender during the the Gators' 59-31
victory over Troy on Sept. 8 in The Swamp.


with the same overall record as the Gators
and are just a half game behind UF in con-
ference play.
"They have some athletes out there that
make plays, and they're coached well,"
UF wide receiver Andre Caldwell said.
"They're a challenge to any team they
face."
Last season, the Gators needed to re-
cover an onside kick to ensure a six-point
victory against the Commodores.
In 2004, UF trailed Vanderbilt at halftime
before rallying in the second half.
But the Gators' biggest scare came in
2005, the last time the Commodores visited
The Swamp and UF coach Urban Meyer's
first game against Vanderbilt.
"They have some athletes out
there that make plays, and they're
coached well."
Andre Caldwell
UF wide receiver

After squandering a 14-point lead with
less than three minutes remaining, the
Gators needed double overtime to pull off
a 49-42 victory.
"Whenever they play us, they come
ready to play," Caldwell said. "They strap it
up and get ready for us. We have to be more
ready and prepared than them this week to
win this game."
Meyer said Vanderbilt's improvement
comes as a result of Coach Bobby Johnson's
ability to build a consistent program over
time.
"Programs develop and recruit, we're not
a program," Meyer said. "We're three years
SEE ADVANCE, PAGE 37


UF's championship aura no longer present


Watch out here come
the mighty Vanderbilt
Commodores!
Well, maybe not, but
the Commodores certainly
shouldn't be intimidated by the
Gators.
Not anymore, at least.
After the LSU loss, the
Gators had paved themselves
a path to win out. They'd likely
return to the Southeastern
Conference title game and prob-
ably would've been favored to
win it.
Then the Gators' defense let
a third-string redshirt freshman
crush them for 188 yards and
three touchdowns.
I don't care if Knowshon


Moreno is going to be one of the
most talented backs in the na-
tion next season he was mak-
ing just his second career start.
Moreno and his offensive line
outmanned, outhustled and
out-just-about-everythinged
the Gators on Saturday.
Now the intimidation factor
of being a defending national
champion is gone.
To any remaining Gators op-
ponents, the glimmer of those
championship rings means
nothing.
Any banners and signs
commemorating last season's
David-like championship victo-
ry against Ohio State are simply
gathering dust.


Tim
TT Te bo w
,. has a bum
.shoulder.
At this
rate, even
Brian Steele Florida
Steele-ing Base State s
bsteele@alligator.org o f f e n s e
is stoked
about going against this de-
fense.
UF is still one of the most
talented teams in the nation,
but that hasn't transitioned to
the field.
The talent level between UF
and Vanderbilt is huge, but the
standings don't reflect that. The
Gators are 3-3 in conference,


and the Commodores are just a
half-game behind at 2-3. Vandy
even made a closer game of it
with Georgia in a 20-17 loss
than UF did.
The only opponent left on
the Gators' schedule that will
be lacking confidence against
them is Florida Atlantic, and
its mascot is an owl. Something
about a chubby bird whose best
asset is its keen eyesight doesn't
scream intimidation.
I'd even feel confident if I
were Vanderbilt. Who's going
to cover wide receiver Earl
Bennett? Joe Haden has done
well for a true freshman, but
UF's soft coverage techniques
SEE BASES, PAGE 37


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