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VOLUME 101 ISSUE 66
Not officially associated with the University of Florida
Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida
We Inform. You Decide.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2007
Senators say more faculty, advisers crucial
UF officials Albert Matheny, left, Daniel Wubah and Marie Zeglen, along with UF student Josh Weiss,
listen to a question at a forum Tuesday night at the Reitz Union.
By KIM WILMATH
Alligator Staff Writer
UF's administration and stu-
dents are on the same page when
it comes to the Tuition Differential
Program more advisers and
faculty members are crucial, they
Members of UF's Student
Senate offered suggestions to three
university officials about which
departments need the new advis-
ers and professors most during
an open forum before the Senate
meeting Tuesday night.
The Tuition Differential
Program will incrementally raise
tuition 40 percent over four years,
so long as it doesn't exceed 15 per-
cent, per year. It will go into effect
"What's nice is that what I'm
thinking about is what students
want," said Albert Matheny, the
head of UF's, Academic Advising
Center in the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences, after the meet-
Matheny, along with Daniel
Wubah, UF associate provost for
undergraduate affairs, and Marie
Zeglen, UF assistant provost and
director of institutional planning
and research, led the forum.
Zeglen said UF has 21 students
per one faculty member. That's 33
percent worse than the average ra-
tios at UF's peer institutions, which
ulty member, she
UF is dead
last among those
Sd those ratios rear
their ugly heads
zeglen when students
try to register for classes.
"If we can't create a little more
capacity, it's going to be harder
for you to get in the sections you
need," Zeglen said.
Matheny said UF's Advising
Center faces similar troubles.
In the past few years, the num-
ber of applicants to UF has steadily
increased. At the same time, the
SEE TUITION, PAGE 4
Gun found by dive team
By APRIL DUDASH
Police found a weapon Tuesday that
may have been used in the Sunday morn-
ing shooting of a Tallahassee man who
later died at Shands at UF.
Sgt. Keith Faulk, Alachua County
Sheriff's Office spokesman, said a hand-
gun was recovered in about three feet of
water by the office's dive team.
Police will not know if it is the actual
weapon until they conduct a forensic re-
view, said Lt. Keith Kameg, Gainesville
Police Department spokesman.
He said the weapon was found
around 1 p.m.
Faulk said it was found in Christmas
Lake, a small body of water in rural
He said the sheriff's office was as-
sisting GPD in tracking suspect Okpara
Kehinde Nelson, 22.
* Sophomore wide
and was granted a
transfer from UF on
freshman tight end
Trent Pupello was
also released from
See story, pg. 15.
Nelson is a suspect in the shoot-
ing of Andrew David Arosemena, 21.
Arosemena was shot in the Southwest
Downtown Parking Garage while he and
a second suspect, Antwan Maurice Maye,
were arguing, a police report stated.
"If it is in fact the murder
weapon, it is a huge piece of
Lt. Keith Kameg
Gainesville Police Department
Kameg said Maye, 25, said he saw
Nelson throw a small-caliber handgun
into the lake. Maye turned himself in to
police Sunday night.
"Now we're getting into the prepara-
tion for the state attorney," Kameg said.
"If it is in fact the murder weapon, it is a
huge piece of evidence."
Gatorade inventor dies
By KIM WILMATH
Alligator Staff Writer
Dr. Robert Cade, one of the inventors
of Gatorade, died Tuesday of kidney fail-
ure. He was 80 years old.
Cade and three other UF researchers
invented the popular sports drink in 1965
to give the UF football team extra energy
"Today, with his passing, the University
of Florida lost a legend, lost one of its best
friends and lost a creative genius," wrote
Dr. Edward Block, chairman of UF's de-
partment of medicine, in a news release.
"When you lose all three in one person,
it's something you cannot recoup."
Cade visited UF on Nov. 16 for a cer-
emony to commemorate Gatorade with a
Available from Commercial News Providers"
N After two UF stu-
dents were arrested
earlier this month
at Alberto Gonzales'
speech, the University
Police Dept. decided
to beef up security
for future events. See
story, pg. 4.
plaque next to the O'Connell Center.
"It seems almost like he stayed around
long enough to get that recognition," said
Steve Orlando, UF spokesman.
On that cool afternoon, Cade sat
quietly in his wheelchair under a beige
blanket, watching UF officials unveil a
sign proclaiming UF the "Birthplace of
Crouched admirers of-
Loc al| fered Cade back pats and
News thank-yous for what he
called his life's greatest
"For a long time, I had a joke that I
wouldn't talk about it," the soft-spoken
Cade said in an interview after the cer-
emony. "But it's no joke."
SEE CADE, PAGE 4
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2, ALLIGATOR I WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2007
Plaza of the Americas,
10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., today
The Reid Yulee Mallory Area
Council will sell baked goods
to raise money for Child's Play,.
a charity that works to meet the
needs of children spending the
holidays in the hospital.
Study Abroad Meeting
Academic Advising Room 200,
5 p.m., today
A meeting to discuss scholar-
ships for studying abroad in
Europe during the summer will
Orange & Brew, 5:30 p.m. to
7:30 p.m., today
Michael Morgan, the author
of "Lost History," will give
a lecture about his .book,
answer questions and sign
Stand-Up Comedy Competition
Orange & Brew, 8 p.m. to
11 p.m., today
Student will perform stand-
up comedy for prizes.
Reitz Union Game Room,
8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday
Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity, a
co-ed business fraternity, will
If what happened on
your inside happened
on your outside, would
you still smoke? Learn
not to bum.
be holding a bowling event
to raise money for the
American Cancer Society.
Bank near campus robbed
Gainesville police are look-
ing for a man they say robbed
the Campus USA Credit Union
near UF's campus Monday
Erica Doll, a spokeswoman
for the Gainesville Police
Department, said an unknown
black male entered the bank,
1200 SW Fifth Ave., around
The man covered his face
with a green mask as he ap-
proached the closest bank
teller with an open money
Doll said the man leapt onto
the counter and yelled, "Just
stay calm. Don't call the cops,"
as he pulled out a handgun.
The man then took off his
backpack and stuffed it with
$2,203 in cash from the teller's
money drawer before leaving
the bank, she said.
Witnesses who saw the man
leave said he took off his green
facemask and mounted a bike
resting on a nearby tree, she
There was one witness who
got a decent look at the masked
robber, said Doll.
Detectives are working with
the witness to track down the
Doll said anyone with in-
formation about the robbery is
encouraged to contact GPD.
Matthew Klein did not write
the statement issued by the Law
School Republicans and College
Republicans on Monday. We
reported otherwise in Tuesday's
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, 3
By KIM WILMATH
Alligator Staff Writer
The Bright Futures Scholarship
program will give less book mon-
ey to some students in January
because of Florida's budget
Instead of receiving $300
for "college-related expenses,"
Florida Academic Scholars will
receive $225 for the spring semes-
ter, an e-mail from the Florida
Sate Education states.
News The Bright
pays for 100 percent
of Florida Academic Scholars'
tuition and fees, and recipients
traditionally have gotten an extra
$300 for books and other materi-
The extra allowance will now
depend on the budget each year,
states the state Senate bill, ap-
proved in late October.
Jonathan Valdez, a UF fresh-
man, said he will be watching the
funding changes closely. Valdez
said he's a Florida Academic
Scholar but pays for the rest of his
college costs himself.
"The way I see it, we were
lucky to even get $300," Valdez
said. "I'm not happy they're
lowering it, but I'm not going to
complain about it either."
Still, he said he feels a little
"Is there anything I can do
about it?" Valdez asked. "I guess
I could get angry."
bid for commission
Harrison Diamond / Alligator
Armando R. Grundy discusses his campaign at the UF Student
Senate meeting Tuesday night in the Reitz Union.
* ARMANDO R. GRUNDY
IS AN SFCC STUDENT.
By ILEANA MORALES
An SFCC student an-
nounced Tuesday night that
he would become the sec-
ond student to run for the
Gainesville City Commission
Armando R. Grundy, who
is also an army veteran, made
his announcement at the
UF Student Senate's weekly
meeting. Grundy is running
for the District 3 seat.
Robert Agrusa, a UF stu-
dent and former president of
the Senate, is running for an
During the meeting,
Grundy talked about his
withdrawal from the race for
an at-large seat.
"I'm not going to get
certain votes because I'm a
person of color, and I'm not
going to get certain votes be-
cause I'm a veteran," Grundy
He also discussed his
disapproval of Gainesville
City Commissioner Jack
Donovan's policies. Donovan
is the District 3 commis-
In an interview before
the meeting, Grundy said
Gainesville needs a new face.
"I'm running because I'm
smart and intelligent enough
and understand the veracity
of issues going on that affect
all of you," Grundy said dur-
ing the meeting.
He said other leaders take
students for granted because
they don't expect them to
It's important for students
to vote, but they should take a
"hardcore look" at issues and
not vote for him just because
he is a student, Grundy said.
"I don't look at ...
Gainesville, then Santa Fe,
then UF," Grundy said.
"We're so segregated, and
I think it's time for us to be
The Gator Nation and-be in-
Student auction benefits children's charity
By ILEANA MORALES
Shaun Young, a member of UF.'s tennis
team, stripped down to his black spandex un-
derwear Monday night to help raise money
Showing off his muscles got Young the
highest bid for the night at $220.
Young was one of 22 UF students partici-
pating in the Social Studies Inc. Holiday Date
Auction to help raise money for the Early
Learning Coalition of Alachua County.
"It was maybe borderline inappropriate,
but it ended up raising a lot of money for kids,
and that's what's important," Young said.
David Sinopoli, presi-
dent and co-founder of
Social Studies Inc., hosted
the auction in downtown
Gainesville at Gotham
.- .. Grille.
^ L' The contestants were
UF students, leaders of
Young and fraternity members,
Student Body President Ryan Moseley
participated and was auctioned off for $65.
Sinopoli said the date auction produced
about $1,500 from bids and more than $1,000
from cover charges.
"The market for charities at UF is re-
ally oversaturated," Sinopoli said. "I think we
went at it in a different way."
Jade Marcus, the coalition's commu-
nity outreach coordinator, said the coalition
provides financial assistance and readiness
services for children up to 5 years old from
Sinopoli said the auction was successful
because candidates promoted themselves.
"They don't want to go up and hear crick-
ets," he said.
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UPD increases security for speeches
* THE CHANGES FOLLOW TWO,
ARRESTS AT ANOTHER SPEECH.
By DEVIN CULCLASURE
Security procedures at appearances by
guest speakers will see a slight change after
two UF students were arrested at former
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales'
University Police Department Lt. Stacy
Ettel said UPD will place officers near the
front of the stage at future events. The of-
ficers will probably not be in uniform, he
During Gonzales' speech at the Phillips
Center, UF students Richard Gutierrez and
Kevin Hachey climbed on stage wearing
orange jumpsuits and black hoods covering
One of the students stood directly next to
Gonzales for about five seconds before UPD
officers removed him from the stage.
Both students were arrested for disrupt-
ing a public event.
"Obviously, we weren't comfortable
with them being on the stage," Ettel said.
"Now we're making a few changes."
Security measures for speeches were al-
ready under review after UPD officers used
a Taser on Andrew Meyer, a UF telecom-
munication senior. He was Tasered during
an appearance by Sen. John
Campus UPD had switched to a
three-tiered system at the
Gonzales speech, Ettel said.
Phillips Center employees, then UF
officials and finally police officers asked
disruptive audience members to leave the
venue, Ettel said.
He acknowledged that Gonzales could
have been physically harmed by the pro-
testers, adding that he believes this was
an isolated incident that wouldn't happen
An officer positioned behind the stage's
curtains was alerted by radio and already
headed toward the protesters as they
climbed on stage, he added.
"It happened this one time, but we've
had two former United States presidents
and the former president of Russia speak
here without any safety issues," he said.
"We've had a fantastic track record and will
Steven Blank, chairman of Accent,
Student Government's speakers bureau,
said he doesn't think the recent disturbances
at Accent events will harm its ability to at-
tract top speakers.
"I think we will continue to bring in
prominent, influential and controversial
speakers," he said.
He also said the audience should hold
some responsibility in creating a safe atmo-
"While of course it's a concern that
people were able to get on stage, it's also a
concerrrthat our audience members would-
even attempt such a thing," Blank said. "I
don't think it shines well on the students."
Cade's creation helped bring $150 million to UF
CADE, from Page 1
He said he usually kept about 4 quarts
of Gatorade at his home, but he never re-
ceived it for free.
His favorite flavor was orange.
As for the drink's success, "It's a great
surprise," he said. "I never expected it.
None of the four of us ever expected it."
Cade grew up in San Antonio, Texas,
and attended medical school at the
University of Texas Southwestern Medical
School, the release states.
He came to UF in 1961 as an assistant
professor for the College of Medicine's
kidney division and was one of UF's first
In its 40-year existence, Gatorade has
brought more than $150 million in royalties
to UF. That money has funded programs in
the UF College of Medicine.
Cade donated some of his own royalties
to fund scholarships and an endowed chair
in the college.
"He had a wide range of research inter-
ests," wrote Dr. Bruce Kone, dean of UF's
College of Medicine, in the release. "He
was a very creative scientist. He was the
perfect blend of imagination and practical-
The release states that Cade is sur-
vived by his wife Mary Strasburger, of
Gainesville two sons, four daughters,
20 grandchildren and eight great-grand-
The Associated Press contributed to this
may take time
TUITION, from Page 1
caliber of the students has also esca-
lated, he said.
Ninety-six percent of UF students
receive merit-based financial aid
from the Bright Futures Scholarship
Program, which is funded by the
Florida Lottery and controlled by the
Because state funding pays for the
vast majority of UF students' educa-
tion, increasing tuition is a touchy
subject, he said.
"If you want to raise tuition, you're
really just telling the Legislature,
'Gimme more money,'" Matheny said.
Incoming students also require
higher-level courses sooner, and there
simply isn't room in those classes, he
Meanwhile, baby-boom-era profes-
sors are retiring, and there isn't any
money to hire new professors to fill
the empty slots.
Several student senators reiter-
ated the need for advisers and faculty,
suggesting areas where they might
be most useful, such as the College
of Health and Human Performance,
the College of Agricultural and Life
Sciences, and the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences.
Matheny said UF administra-
tors would take a broad look at each
college's needs before hiring anyone,
which might take awhile.
It's important for UF to keep at-
tracting bright in-state students so
Florida can continue benefiting from
all the homegrown talent, he said.
"I realize that these students are
so damn good better than we de-
serve," Matheny said. "Raising tuition
even a little bit will still make us the
cheapest school in the world."
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Dr. Robert Cade speaks about the invention and development of Gatorade in his
home in Gainesville on Sept. 29. Cade died Tuesday at age 80.
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wo Florida lawmakers want to
pass a don't-text-and-drive law
for minors. I can hardly blame
them. After all, who hasn't been scared
of the guy with one hand on the wheel
and the other on a phone? However, I
am not so convinced the bill is a good
thing for drivers in the Sunshine State.
While the potential ban has good
intentions, it is flawed. Passing a law
on something doesn't always solve
problems. Drugs haven't disappeared
because they're illegal the law just
makes criminals out of those who
possess marijuana, cocaine and LSD.
If South American crime lords have
no qualms about their products being
smuggled into America, will some
teens take the same attitude toward
In addition, a texting ban is over-
generalized. Why should texting be
singled out amid a litany of other driv-
ing distractions? If people can't send
V ._ -- o- messages
eat, put on
Vincent Gagliano lAds instead.
firstname.lastname@example.org we live in the
ciety that is America, people will con-
tinue to multitask behind the wheel.
A ban on texting would unfairly
discriminate against younger drivers,
who are most likely to break this law.
Lawyers, doctors and soccer moms
could be just as guilty, but the bill
won't really work against them. Why
should just the young be targeted?
Insurance companies charge the
youngest drivers the highest rates
because statistically, their inexperience
often leads to more accidents and high-
er costs. If the texting ban is enforced,
and it were found that many accidents
were caused by these young "crimi-
nals," that would give Geico, Allstate,
and State Farm insurance companies
the ability to raise their already high
rates, largely due to a misdemeanor
charge adding yet another blemish to
young drivers' records. They could
win big since most young people are
guilty of texting anytime, anywhere.
We know from government class
that many corporations hire lobbyists
to get lawmakers to pass laws like
these that benefit businesses' pocket-
books. Thus, it's very likely that the bill
was created not to keep drivers safer,
but to make certain companies richer.
OMG, this is SNF!
So until common sense prevails
in Tallahassee, buckle up, follow the
speed limit and get off the phone.
Vincent Gagliano is a sophomore ma-
joring in physics. His column appears
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The holiday season is upon us.
As visions of finals week dance in our heads,
we'll take a break from sipping hot cocoa and
hanging lights to discuss the best and the worst
of these winter(ish) weeks.
We've tried to wrap our minds around
the phenomenon that is Ron Paul,
but we're pretty sure we failed.
Can someone, anyone,
please enlighten us?
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6, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2007
Bright Futures stipend
no longer guaranteed
If you're a Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars re-
cipient, you can plan on getting about one less textbook
for free next semester, thanks to budget cuts.
The scholarship has traditionally provided $300 for "col-
lege-related expenses," which was intended to pay for text-
books. No more.
Now students across the state will only get $225, and in
future semesters, the stipend will depend on how the budget
looks for that year.
OK, so those scholarship recipients get to go to school for
free (at least for tuition). But for the people who depend on
that extra $300 to help out with the cost of textbooks, this is
a bit of a punch in the gut. UF's Office for Student Financial
Affairs already gave students their estimated financial
awards for the spring 2008 semester now that's all wrong.
And we're willing to bet nothing will step in to cover that
It doesn't'make sense for Florida to put the law into effect
in the middle of the academic year. If legislators had waited
until the fall, that would have made this bitter pill a lot easier
But this cut won't fix the problems plaguing Bright
Futures and the state budget. It already won't cover some
tuition increases, namely the Tuition Differential fee.To really
start saving some money, Bright Futures needs to raise its
requirements for scholarships.
This stipend slashing is just a temporary fix to a problem
that isn't going anywhere. We know we won't ever be see-
ing that $75, but with any luck, the Bright Futures program
can be fixed before another several thousand students get
screwed over because if nothing changes now, the next
time the program gets cut might be worse.
Pope Ron Paul?
What is the deal with
Ron Paul? Why are
head over heels for him? We
just can't figure it out.
We've seen bumper stick-
ers, fliers and even billboards
on 1-75 blazoned with his
name. But who is he? And
what is he doing in this presi-
Dr. Ron Paul is an OB/
GYN and a congressman rep-
resenting Texas. But probably
what has college students
all a-twitter is that he is a
Libertarian and ran for presi-
dent as one in 1988.
On his Web site, he boasts
that he has never voted to
raise taxes, and he voted
against the USA Patriot Act
and the Iraq war. He prom-
ises to bring the troops home
from Iraq. He promises lower
taxes. He wants to go back on
the gold standard. He's anti-
For some reason, so many
college students seem to love
this Libertarian approach.
Maybe we've been jaded by
Social Security woes, high
taxes, the flailing economy
and fears of universal health
care destroying America in a
So. Paul is using his col-
lege-aged supporters to
venerate him 34 percent
of Republican students on
Facebook support him, ac-
cording to a recent CBS News
artide, compared to 3 percent
in an ABC news poll.
Let's face it. Paul won't get
the Republican nod after the
primary election because not
enough young people vote
(but more should!) and be-
cause he's way too radical for
most Americans. But we'll be
damned if we can't figure out
why students love him.
i the independent forida
REST IN PEACE,
DR. ROBERT CADE,
Newspapers can and shou
D o you know what Mitt Romney ate for lunch the
other day? Do you really care?
The New York Times is betting you do. In a
story published last week, the Times pointed out that while
Romney is notorious for strict diets, he and other presiden-
tial contenders are expected to sample local delicacies as they
trudge along the campaign trail. That, of course, can mean Lyndsey Lewis
downing some serious calories, which is amusing but email@example.com
maybe it didn't merit an entire story.
Newspapers take great pride in illuminating the kooky
face of modem politics, and during election season, the race. For some reason
weirdness increases tenfold. But with the election less than to be taking heed, wh
a year away, trivial details seem to have taken center stage, After all, it's not o0
which means the press isn't doing its job. lavish too much atten
Instead of devoting themselves to candidates' issues Ever noticed that I
and talking points, reporters seem distracted by the oddi- to land on the front p
ties encountered along the campaign trail. Remember John say, Bill Richardson a
Edwards' $400 haircut? Sure you do. But you may not know During the first five n
much about Edwards' poverty plan, which has been largely of all election stories f
overshadowed by his pricey hairdo. ing to another survey
The haircut was meaningless, but the media were content Keep in mind tha
to fixate on it for weeks. That's not just dumbing down poli- were 18 people vyin
tics it's doing a disservice to potential voters. seem fair, but newspc
Democrats aren't the only ones enduring scrutiny on their an innate advantage
personal lives. Fred Thompson's busty wife seems to attract a wannabe, after all, ca
lot more media attention than her husband's proposals do. mayor not to ment
It's not surprising that Americans, not to mention college- Still, whether the)
aged ones, struggle to find incentives to vote when the stakes into a vicious cycle. t
are downplayed in favor of frivolity, the same few people,
Don't get me wrong I'm all for humanizing a dry ar- status as frontrunners
tide. In Journalism Land, little details are considered prized can really be done to
commodities, as they can transform a typical campaign story supposed to follow
into a more personal tale that hits dose to home for readers. candidates with little
Still, there is such a thing as too much. Just take a look at Still, Americans v
the numbers. and candidates a
The Project for Excellence in Journalism, a nonpartisan re- responsibility to do t
search organization that analyzes media trends, revealed that around, voters proba
a whopping 63 percent of campaign coverage has focused on Mitt Romney's pench
"political and tactical" aspects of the presidential race. Lyndsey Lewis is a
Meanwhile, just 1 percent of the coverage has examined the Alligator.
Id do better
candidates' public-service records.
You read that right 1 percent.
Seems a little paltry, doesn't it?
Here's an equally puzzling sta-
tistic: A poll by the Pew Research
Center for the People & the Press,
another nonpartisan research group,
found that eight out of 10 Americans
want to read more stories about the
issues, not the sheer spectacle of the
, though, not many major papers seem
ich is a shame.
nly readers who suffer when journalists
tion in certain areas.
Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani seem
age of national papers a lot more than,
nd Ron Paul? You're not imagining it.
months of the campaign, more than half
focused on just five candidates, accord-
t in the earliest days of the race, there
g for the country's top job. It doesn't
ipers argue that some contenders have
over, others. Not every presidential
n call himself a former New York City
ion a former first lady.
like it or not, journalists tend to sink
3y printing stories and columns about
newspapers solidify those candidates'
in the race. But then again, how much
solve these problems? Newspapers are
the newsmakers not the long-shot
rant to be educated about the issues
ll of them and journalists have a
hat. After all, when Election Day rolls
bly won't be giving much thought to
ant for turkey sandwiches.
journalism junior. She is the editor of
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Tuesday's question: Do you ever
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Letters to the Editor
Using cell phones while driving 'idiotic'
I don't think anyone can disagree that us-
ing a cell phone in general is very distracting.
This applies to cell phone use.while driving,
studying and even trying to cross the street.
The world we live in is already dangerous
enough. I mean, we've already got our plates
full with wildfires, al-Qaida and Bill O'Reilly
to worry about. Texting while driving endan-
gers our roads, and the guiltiest party of all is
Over Thanksgiving break, I decided to ride
home with someone so I could save money
on gas. Shortly after getting on the Turnpike,
I noticed the driver tapping away on her
Blackberry like it was no big deal. I let her
know that's a dangerous thing to do, but she
just shrugged it off as a joke. This kind of at-
titude is shared by many young people who
will probably continue texting away until they
crash their cars or hurt someone else.
I'm all for stupidity, as it has provided me
with many, many hours of entertainment. But
when you put other people's lives at risk, it is
a completely different story, and it is no longer
entertaining. Texting while driving is an idi-
otic and incredibly selfish habit that I witness
all the time. Why not save the text for when
you're at a red light or delegate the task to the
person riding shotgun? It would make the
roads much safer and prevent accidents.
Groups offer no apology for fliers
We co-sponsored the showing of the movie
"Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the
West," and our organizations' names ap-
peared on the fliers promoting the documen-
tary to which Vice President of Student Affairs
Patricia Telles-Irvin, on behalf of the UF ad-
ministration, responded. Many of you have no
doubt read Ms. Telles-Irvin's lengthy e-mail by
now. Our response will be shorter.
We will not apologize for the fliers. Further,
we do not owe an apology or clarification. The
fliers stated that "Radical Islam Wants You
Dead." This is a true statement. The ideal uni-
versity should support freedom of expression.
Ms. Telles-Irvin pays homage to free speech on
one hand, but on the other hand reprimands
those who use it to speak the truth.
That is a shame. The wisdom of the
administration's action, an e-mail to the en-
tire student body parroting one side's view,
represents a dangerous precedent for every
instance when someone exercises the right to
free speech. Unfortunately, UF's administra-
tion never engaged in a good-faith effort to
seek our perspective on this matter prior to
sending out this mass e-mail to every single
For us, freedom of speech is precious. Like
all other liberties, it must be defended when-
ever challenged. We will not yield.
UF Law School Republicans and
UF College Republicans
Fliers should only offend radical Islams
The recent e-mail from Ms. Telles-Irvin
regarding the sensitivity surrounding the use
of the phrase "Radical Islam Wants You Dead"
paints a dismal yet accurate picture of what
ails this campus and country. The only people
who should be offended by this phrase are
radical Muslims in self-denial.
As a Christian, I am not offended when
someone references Bible-thumpin', name-cal-
lin' preachers. This is because I acknowledge
these people exist. I also know they do not rep-
resent me. Most Muslims do not accept these
radicals as representing their faith. These radi-
cals take the Muslim faith, interpret it, deform
it and claim to do Allah's work in the name
of it. In short, radical Islamists do want to kill
you. If any true Muslims were offended, I urge
them to express their grief to the radicals, the
source of the problem.
Ms. Telles-Irvin's e-mail is the epitome of
political correctness. These nations, both the
American and the Gator, are walking a tight-
rope of political correctness, and the rope is
getting thinner and thinner. Soon we will see
a surge of spam apologizing for wearing a
certain color T-shirt on a certain day!
I believe in peace. I believe we are called to
respect each other. However, we need to stop
this obsession with re-labeling and apologiz-
ing for calling truth what it is.
Free speech protected, nice or not
Islam on Campus is an important advocate
for the vast majority of the Muslim population
who can and have been unfairly blamed for
global terrorism. For years, this group has at-
tempted to promote sensible dialogue.
However, neither they nor Ms. Telles-Irvin
should expect an apology from the UF College
Republicans. Free speech is protected whether
it is polite or not. I doubt the university would
officially admonish a student group that
impolitely advertised a film about the sins
committed by the Catholic Church or, say,
In addition, it is important to note the state-
ment "Radical Islam Wants you Dead" may be
politically incorrect, but it is true nonetheless.
Free speech itself is being threatened.
Of course, innocent Muslims have in turn
been victimized by retaliatory actions. But in
this case, no one was endangered by the film
or its advertisements. We are, however, all put
at risk by the terrorism and murder glorified
by radical Islam. To deny this or sugarcoat it is
irresponsible and dangerous.
Neither the College Republicans nor any-
one else should feel intimidated by an admin-
istration that is afraid of contentious debate.
Student groups on campus must continue to
speak their minds, whether the administration
likes it or not.
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Northridge 3BR/2BA for rent immediately
$1325/month Hardwood floors, pool com-
munity & fireplace Call American Dreams
Realty, LLC (352)338-7505 11-28-28-2
Palm Grove 2BR/2BA split plan $1200/month
Located in pool community, undergoing reno-
vations! Call American Dreams Realty, LLC
(352) 338-7505 11-28-28-2
Luxury on Sale
Now only $570/person
2br/2.5ba on sorority row
W/D, dishwasher, alarm
Available Jan 4th! 372-7111
Christian Female wanted to share 2BR/
2.5BA Condo 19th Ave Alarm INet incld Bus
in wlk dist $415/mo $500dep. 407-256-5218
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. Edbaurmanagementcom
1731 NW 6th St. 375-7104 12-5-25-2
First Month Free!
3bd/1 ba Walk to Law School
1 bd/1 ba Walk to Law School
2bd/1 ba Walk to UF
Union Properties, Inc.
Malibu Cove Apts.
Walk to UF!
Spacious Loft 1bd/1ba
Reduced to $625/mo!
Union Properties, Inc.
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 12-3-07-20-2
Available January 1. Walk
to UF. new complex 1BR $999
2BR 2.5 BAwasher/Dryer
$1400 pets allowed
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
HAILEY GARDENS CONDO.
2362 SW 42nd Way, 2/2.5, 2 yrs old, like
new, tile/carpet, Ig screened porch, $950/mo
+ $500 dep. Appt only call 386-426-1340 or
* Newly Renovated 2BRIIBA
Archer Wood Apts $699/mo
3020 SWArcher Rd
RTS Bus, Pool On-site laundry
Pets Welcome call 373-8727 12-5-07-20-2
HOUSES, DUPLEXES, CONDOS,
TOWNHOUSES. for rent. Walk/bike/bus
to campus. Neat, clean, good quality. Visit
www.gatorpads.com for available units, or
call 284-0316 1-31-07-36,2
2BR APT IN HISTORIC HOUSE
SII For Rent For Rent
unfurnished a unfurnished
1 BR's from $450. 2 BR's from $550 near
SFCC. low move-ins call for specials pets ok
Want a washer and dryer FREEI
2BR ready now with w/d Great Specials!
Just $744 and get $50 off per month!!!
Newly remodeled 2B/2B @ Oakbrook Walk
Walk to Shands!
Washer/dryer, free intemet/cable
Contact Tony (786)229-5209 12-5-15-2
TWN HS APT AVAIL IN JAN
Walk to UF. 2BR/2.5BA $1000. Cent A/C,
W/D, DW. Sec Dep, yr lease. Contact 352-
870-7256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2BR/2BA MARCHWOOD TOWNHOUSE
$700 + Util. Bus Rte.20/21 to UF 4404 SW
20 Ln contact Phillip (407)-701-7698 Porch
and small complex pool 11-28-10-2
Spacious downtown apt. Close to everything
2/2. Corner unit. Available end of December.
Lease renewable at the end of July. $950/mo.
4BR HOUSE. Large shady yard. No pets.
Available Jan 1, 2008. $950/mo. 352-378-
9220 or 352-213-3901 12-5-07-14-2
1Br/1Ba Renovated Condo, short walk to
Shandes and UF, w/d in unit, water/sewer
included, small pets welcome 352-494-1984
master bed/bath for rent in cobblestone, mins
from UF. move in mid-dec. $598+utilities.
email: email@example.com for more info.
APARTMENT SUBLEASE FOR SPRING
SEMESTER! 1 bdrm in a 2bdrm/1.5 bath for
$365 a month with a great roommate at Sun
Bay Apartments. 5 minute bus ride with 2 bus
routes to campus! Please contact Amanda
for details at: firstname.lastname@example.org 11-30-10-2
Ceramic tile, maple cabinets, TV in Kitchen
Huge Scr. Porches, W/D, Walk-in Closets
Only 1.5 miles to UF
2/2's & 3/3's Starting at $500/per person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN 12-5-13-2
SPACIOUS 4BR/3BA HOUSE. Available
now! Conveniently located off of SW 34th
St. Fenced 1 acre yard. Lawn care included.
RTS route #12. 3232 SW42 PI. $1695/mon.
Call 538-3738 or www.bellaproperties.net.
Beautiful 2BR Condo, adjacent to Campus,
walk to Shands and Vet school. $1000/MO,
top story, vaulted ceinings, pool, fitness cen-
ter, Call 352-262-2871 12-5-07-12-2
CONDO 2/2 Eat-in kitchen w/bar, W/D,
screened in porch. Archer & 34th. Close to
UF & shopping. $750/mo. Call 352-317-5060
HAILE VILLAGE CENTER
CONDOS FOR RENT
2/2's & 3/3's from $1195/month
Very limited availability.
Call 352-376-6737 for more information
MILL RUN CONDO
Nice place. Close to campus. 2BR/1.5BA ap-
proxx 1000 sq ft. W/D hk-up. Below market
rent $675/mo. Call 352-379-0619 12-5-12-2
Studio. Prairiewood Condos. 2490 SW 14th
Drive.(behind Gainesville Sun) 1.5 mi from
UF $575, $1000 security. Utils included. 386-
Fresh paint, new kit counters, new carpet.
Ten min from Oaks Mall and Butler Plaza.
SW location off 20th Ave. Central heat/AC,
energy saving thermopane windows. Semi
enclosed back yard with new picnic table.
$565 plus sec. Call Karl Kristoff 332-5030
4BR House Avail
9 Blocks from Campus
$450 $500 a room. Call Eric 682-7424
$425-$650. No app or pet fee. 2BR, privacy
fence & fireplace. SW. Short lease some
units. 352-331-2099 12-5-07-10-2 J
Cozy & Remodeled 2br/1bath & 2br/2bath
Apts for rent on Archer Road. Within -6 miles
of UF, Butler Plaza and the Oaks Mall. For
more info please call (352) 262-2828. 11-
Homestead Apts. 1 brdrm 1 ba. clean close
to UF $545.00 plus util. avail. Dec 1. Call
772-692-9007 or email -
Two-Story Vintage Home-Cute & Cleanl!
Totally renovated 3bd/3ba in quiet NW area
near UF. Wood floors, high ceilings, modern
amenities, must see!! 1650/mo. 928 NW 11th
Ave. (352) 338-7670 or www.cozygator.com
2BR/1BA with large yard. Safe, quiet neigh-
borhood with trees near University. Washer
and Drier. Call Hamilton at 262-2731 $700/
2BR 1 BA Duplex $600/Mo
Central H & Air, Carpet
1912 NW 9th Street
First and Last months rent
+ deposit. Call Merrill
Management Inc. 352-372-1494 12-5-4-2
1BR 1BA1 BLKTO UF!
Grad II Apts, Carpet,
Central H & Air, Laundry
1236 SW 4th Avenue $575
Includes Utilities. Call
Merrill Management Inc.
2BR 1BAApt 1 BLKto UF!
Wood Floors, Window A/C
Nat Gas ht. $625/Mo
1210 Sw 3rd Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc.
*3BR/1 BA house large lot in Micanopy huge
bath. $700. 03BR/1 BA house on Archer near
Publix $600 *DEBR/apt in antique house
dwntwn $500. lst,last,dep. 376-329f- 12-
2 bed 2 1/2 bath townhouse in HAMPTON
OAKS. Sublease until July 2008. 868 a
month and requires a one year rental his-
tory. Contact Alexis @ 239-734-0602. 1-
LAKEFRONT STUDIO EFFICIENCY
In Melrose, 25 min from G'ville, Ocala or
Palatka. $1400 to move in $545/mo incl utils.
Possible pet allowed w/deposit. Call Kevin
Duplex for rent: 2BR/1BA $550/mo + $550
deposit. For lease info please contact land-
lord at 352-514-9698. Location: Tower Oak
Glen Apts. (near Tower Rd) 10 min to UF.
No pets. Leave msg w/ph# & I will call back.
DUCKPOND COTTAGE 1BR house w/
beamed ceilings, wood floors. Private &
quiet. Washer/dryer incl. No dogs, cat $15/
mo. $585, 1st, last, dep required. Avail Dec
1B/1B Creekfront.Tumbling Creek Condo
Wash/dry included $595dep $595rent
(352)493-5151 (352)493-3487 12-5-07-6-2
House for rent 4BR/4BA, 2 miles from UF.
New appliances, A/C and plumbing, fenced
yard, W/D, 2 car garage. 800 NW 37th Terr,
Gainesville, FL 32605. Available for spring
U l Subleases
Apartments Sublet & Roommates
GUARANTEED SEAT ON BUS
1BR w/pvt BA fully furn. Full security.
Female only. Dec-pai.for. Avail afte'*?2/16
util Aug. '08. Call, 772-260-1471 or.email
10, LIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28,2007
10, 4 LLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2007
0 |- Subleases
1BR/1BA $509/mo full fum. in a 4BR/4BA.
Bus stop, pool, gym, tanning center...
W/D, Dishwash. Cable, Internet incl.
Avail~l2/13-Aug. (last month paid) 352-870-
NOV RENT FREE! Quiet 1/1 in Sunrise
near UF, Shands & VA. On bus routes, pool,
sand vball, onsite laundry. Sublease $549 til
7/31/08; may renew! Relet fee $250; neg.
407.697.8098; email@example.com. 11-
ARttiGTON SQUARE: One bedroom/
bathroom available 1/5/2008 in a 2b/2ba
LUXURY apartment. Located one mile from
UF in Downtown Gainesville. CLEAN. RENT:
$600/mo, plus split GRU/COX utilities. $150
refundable security deposit. Cats OK. 239-
The Courtyards. 1 BR in 5/2 Frnshd Apt. 1
Block to UF, Pool, Rsrvd Prkng Space, Prvt
Wireless Int., Avail. Spring 08. $425/mo
incl. utils. Last mnth's rent prepaid! email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 5612628474 12-5-13-3
Studio Apt @ College Manor. Exactly on
13th St. $600/mo incl utils. No cap on utils.
Upgraded Apt. Has wood floor. On 1st floor.
vewy quiet. 407-569-6998 11-30-10-3
1 BR/1 BA in 3/3 Townhouse
Greenwich Green Apartments
$396/month + Utilities
Spring Semester w/Summer Option
Call 850-582-6472 or email email@example.com
@ 1813 NW2NDAVE-NEXT TO MIDTOWN
AND CAMPUS; GOOD SIZE APT;$550/mo;l
WILL PAY ANY TRANSFER FEE AND
DEPOSIT;call JB@ 813-966-3699 12-5-
1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA. $600/mo everything
included. Furn. MUST BE MALE SMOKER.
Call 786-837-4665 12-5-12-3
WALK TO UF CAMPUS
lbr in 3br/2ba house.
Sublease: Mid Dec. 2007 OR Jan. 2007
THRfiuly 31st 2008. 2 F Grad stds.
$500/mo + 1/3 util & cbl.
Huge 1/1 Apt in the Polos, W/D included.
Great amenities! Lease is from Jan.-
Aug. Can move in Dec.14 for free! Rent
$780(OBO) call Magen 727-215-8912 11-
2 rooms for subleasing in a 4 bedroom/4
bath apartment. Quiet and friendly roomates.
Lease from January 08 toAugust 08. Contact:
Katie at 352-697-2056 Rent is 479.00 for one
and 424.00 for other. 11-28-5-3
1br lba $799/mo + util. Avail Dec thru July
many amenities. Dec Free, July Free. Pets
ok. Call Robyn @ 941-374-0064 or email
RCainPhoto@gmail.com for more info. 11-
1BR/1BA in a 2BR/2BA apartment. Rent is
$524/mo include utilities, cable, internet, fully
furnished. From 12/12/07 8/10/08. Call me
at 772-214-4113 or firstname.lastname@example.org
close to campus
Contact Hilary 210-412-6216 11-29-07-5-3
THE ESTATES SUBLEASE,1 Bedroom/
Bath,in 4 Br/4 Ba.FIRST FLOOR-GREAT
LOCATION!Fully fumrnished,utility package,
Jan 2008-Aug 2008. $525. FIRST MONTH
FREE! 832-545-9400 11-30-07-5-3
FEM. ROOMMATE NEEDED FOR SPR or
SPR & SUM in Tivoli $355+Util 4BR/4BA,
fully furn, washer/dryer, 24hr gym, great bus
route, close to campus Call Meredith ASAP:
Large room w/pvt BA in a 3BR/3BA sublet
until rg in Windsor Parkk,apt. $515/mo incl
all. Call 352-870-1102 or 352-281-2005 12-
1BR/1BA some fum. Bus stop (15 min to
Reitz union), pools, Laundrys,good neight-
bours. Free on 20-30dec,$529/mo from jua-
nary. email@example.com, telf. 3528700947
THE LAURELS Spacious 2BR/2BA apt.
from Jan. 08 toAug. 08. Pets welcome. W/D in
unit. Private front/back patios. On RTS route.
Pool, exercise room, free tanning. Price ne-
gotiable! E-mail GatorLinds@yahoo.com or
call (352) 219-4521. 11-30-07-5-3
Sublease Pvt BR/Bath in 2BR condo at
Museum Walk. Available Now! 1ST MONTH
FREE $650/mo all utilsiites included. Great
amenieites. Call now for great deal. 352-634-
5427 or Kristen.L.Bare@sfcc.edu 12-5-7-3
1 BR in 2BR/1BA sublease available. Walk to
SW Rec Center. $400/mo includes utils. Also
free cable & wireless internet. Lots of buses
passing by. Call 352-262-6912 12-3-5-3
The PolosApts.: 1/1 in 2/2 HUGE room. W/D,
walk-in closet, patio, appliances; by pool/
gym/tennis; 1 male rmmate, quiet, clean, stu-
dent; $470 + util; 9/35/36 bus rtes; STARTS
ASAP;call Chris 813-843-7131 12-4-07-5-3
need 1 male roommate in bedroom house.
Less than 2 miles from UF golf course. Non
smokers. $425m exc utilities. Call Frank at
850-519-2180. Jan 08 to july 08 2-8-08-
AVAILABLE NOW 2/1 two blocks from UF &
Midtown behind Swamp restaurant. $800/mo.
Huge rooms. Pets ok. Call Meg at 352-215-
6978 or 352-514-5385 11-30-3-3
$325/mo for room in beautiful house. House
has wood floors, fireplace, French doors in
every room. Rent includes cable & internet.
Call 561-389-8017 12-4-5-3
$375/month for- huge room with private bath
in beautiful house. Rent includes cable & in-
terent, all you pay is utilities. Great deal. Call
Spring Sublease at Hidden Lake. One
Room in a 3bed/3bath w huge walk-in
closets. Tons of parking, great pool, tanning
bed, and 24hr gym. Call 786-514-4110 or
Spring 08 thru Summer 08 Sublease!
FREE Months Rent and 0 Move-In Fees.
JUST $499 ALL INCLUSIVE in New Complex
1/1 in a 4/4 (females) Just Minutes from UF
and Santa Fe! 352.258.5996 12-4-5-3
CAMPUS LODGE-1/1 in 2/2-Fully
Furnished/ALL Utilities INCL-IMMEDIATE
AVAIL-08/08.PAY NOTHING UNTIL JAN
2008-Contact CASSIE @ 727-735-3125 or
A ll Roommates
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet, Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 12-5-71-4
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
MASTER BR w/BA AVAIL 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. 2nd room avail for $370. 328-4995
Roommate needed M/F. Available 11/1/07.
Share a 4BR/3BA. 1700+ sq ft house w/wood
flooring, washer/dryer. Call 305-479-5075 for
info. Off of University & 34th St. 11-30-17-4
J) aI Roommates
Quiet, Responsible roommate needed for
spring (Jan-May) w/option for summer A.
$450 cover rent & all bills for 1BR/1BA in
2BR/2.5BA townhouse call 941-391-0416.
FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED
Non-smoker, student. 2BR/2.5BAtownhouse.
All utils, cable & internet, W/D incl. 2 mi from
UF. $500/mo 904-703-7262 12-5-07-15-4
1/1 for rent in 2/2.5 condo. 650/mo +
utils. large room w/ private bath & huge
walk-in-closet, flex rent terms, go to
www.allisonables.com for photos & details.
Female roommate, own bed/bath, furnished,
Windsor Park, close to UF on bus stop, pool,
hot tub, tennis, gym, $495, 1/3 utilities; avail
December 15. Katie 407-361-1154. 12-5-
female roommate needed. Live in a beautiful
new house w/ a sec. alarm, bus stop, fast
internet, cable, quiet area, pool. Available
Dec. 31. $500/mo cable, internet, alarm in-
cluded. Joyce 352-395-7462; 941-724-0961.
1BD/1BA avail NOW in 2bd/2.5ba condo.
Everything incl. (except BR furnishings).
Cable, internet, 4 bus routes, near campus.
$515 + 1/2 utils. Must see, great condition.
Call Chris (561)445-9034. 1-29-07-30-4
non smoking male to share a nice, unfur-
nished 2/1 close to campus at Summit House
on SE 16th Ave, $400/month + half utilities.
Available Jan. through July. Call 843-0220 to
Room for rent in beautiful large home in
Hammock Ridge, not on Bus route $425/
month all inclusive, Call 352-495-5920 12-
1BR/1BR AVAILABLE JAN in 4BR/4BA
at Countryside. Females only. $475/mo.
includes everything. Call 727-510-9346
Female roommate needed in condo 1 mile
from UF. $450/mo includes cable, interest,
utilities, pool + more, beautifully renovated
and on bus route. 262-2871 12-5-07-12-4
Roommate Needed. $275 a Month + Util.
$300 Dpst. Bike ride from UF, on bus route.
Easy-going, M/F, pets allowed, smokers wel-
come. Call 352 246 7332 11-28-7-4
Room for rent in house, walking distance
from UF. Must love pets. $500/mo + 1/3 utils.
Furn or unfum. Furst, last & sec. Cable/dvr,
wireless internet. Avail now. Looking for seri-
uos student. House fully furn. 941-302-1637
526 NW 19th AVE
1BR in 3BR House
Great for Santa Fe & UF Students. $395/mo.
Call Eric 682-7424 12-5-12-4
2BR/2BA both avail in a 2BR/2BA apt for
responsible & mature individuals. $415
each + utils. Available Dec 1st or sooner.
Located at Brandywine on Archer Rd. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-332-6566 12-5-
FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED
1BR for 4/2.5 new townhouse. 10 min
away from UF by car or bus. All included
PRICE REDUCED $375. 954-557-4769 /
3 rooms avail. 01/08. Big 4bd/lba house
six blocks from campus. w/d/int/cable.
Mature tenants only. no pets but pet friendly.
$300mth + util. Contact Bob @ 352-213-
Female roommate wanted to share furnished
2BR/2.5BA. $450/mo + 1/2 utils. Includes
cable, parking, W/D, wireless internet. Please
call Delia 352-359-2243 12-5-07-9-4
Female grad student wanted to share spa-
cious 3/2 house. Convenient to UF, Shands
& vet school, very quiet neighborhood, large
privacy fenced yard. Clean/friendly pets may
be considered sorry no cats. 352-359-3165
al Roommates) I! Real Estate
Excellent condition 1BR/BA avail in a 3BR/
3BA condo in Rockwood Villa, WD, great
pool, volleyball courts. On Bus Rte. $475/mo
+ 1/3 utils. Must see. Avail now. Call Mike
Roomate 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. 12-5-07-9-4
FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED
For nice 3 Bedroom home in Haile Plantation
$550/month includes all utilities
Call 352-572-4274 email@example.com
for more information. 11-30-07-5-4
Seeking female roommate for charming 2/1
bedroom house for Spring semester. Quiet
place to study. Great location 10 minute drive
to campus Williston 175, adjacent to 13th and
34th. Rent $375 + 1/2 util. Call Simona if in-
terested 321-987-7958: 11-30-5-4
Roommate needed to share 2/2 Greenwich
Green apartment with 1 male student. Quiet.
Responsible. Dog lover. $500 includes utili-
ties. Avail now. Call Zack 904-535-2472 or
Female students) to join female for own BR
in attractive 3BR house near NW 8th Ave,
3mi. from UF on bus rte. #43, tile/hdwd $300/
mo smaller BR & $350/mo master BR, + 1/3
GRU & HSInternet-digital cable, 332-3852
1 college student needed to fill a room in
house off of NW 16th and 34th. $595/mo
incl all utils. 2 story, 2500 sq ft, fenced yard.
Immediate occupancy. Call Michael 904-502-
7733 or Michelle 904-707-5225 12-5-8-4
Private BR in nice 3 BR home, Wifi & util. incl.
Close to Royal Plaza, UF Law & bus. Prefer
grad student. No pets or inside smoking.
$575. Avail. Jan. 1 561-339-1568 1-9-08-
Countryside Condo 1BR/1BA avail 1/1/08 in
4BR/4BA unit. $465 all utils incl, no cap, W/D,
exercise room, pool, direct bus to UF 3 miles,
ethernet access. Call Sebastian 352-874-
8905 or Flo 1-352-357-9695 12-5-07-7-4
Female needed in a one/one bed/bath in a 3/
2 townhouse. Only $480 a month. Incl all utils
Internet, WD, dishwasher, all amentites incl.
10 min from campus. Call Kelli 386-965-5752
or email firstname.lastname@example.org 12-5-7-4
1 BR/BA in 2 BR/BA. BRAND NEW. Jackson
Square. 30 second walk to campus. 10
ft. ceilings, prvt balcony. Cable, Internet,
Utilities Incl. $850/month. Call 561-912-0190
Rooms for Rent in Nice NW Home. $420.
2-3m to university and santa fe. Near bus
route. W/D. Internet/Cable included, -utilities
included. Call 352-262-1560 12-5-6-4
Female roommate for 3/2 with DW, W/D.
Aprox 3 mi N of UF. $450/mo utilities in-
cluded. 352-207-6430 1-10-08-10-4
1/1 of 2/2 in L.ooking Glass, 575 a month +
half of utilities. Bedroom is unfurnished with
large closet & bay window, 2 blocks from
library west. Lease is until mid Aug. No dogs.
111 NW 15 Ter call Chris 904 307 3237 1-
Roommate needed 2BR house Vintage
View. 5 min from UF & shopping districts, On
bus line. Ineternet, cable, W/D, pool, private
bathroom.Avail furn at request. $450/mo utils
incl. Call Leya 352-258-9325. Avail Dec/Jan
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2/2 w/garage; designer-remodeled
new appliances. 1928 SW 73 St. $152,900.
Call (352) 331-1617. 1-14-07-15-5
4Bed/4Bath condo for sale by owner. UTW
SW20th Ave. Newly remodeled buildings.w/d
2 bus routes,close to campus,store,mall,175
.$174K Call Maggie 561-445-2314 11-30-
2/2 for sale $119K, for lease $850/mo Call
CONDO FOR SALE IN BRANDYWINE
2/2 Renovated. $109,900. Cell 352-562-4091.
ALSO 2/1 in SE for $35,000. 12-4-5-5
BED QUEEN $110 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-5-71-6
BED FULL SIZE $85 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty: Can .deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $375
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2007 E ALLIGATSi, 11
0al Furnishings 3
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 12-5-71-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 12-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-5-71-6
*BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW"-
-Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846. 12-5-71-6
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-5-71-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-5-71-6
1 1 1 1
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500: Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-5-71-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $90 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand newly Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 12-5-71-6
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
625 West University Ave. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
Love seat. Really nice $40. 0 Dining room
table $40 0 Full size bed $50. 0 Queen size
bed $60. Dresser $45. 0 Window A/C
6000 BTU $60 0 Sofa $80. 0 Call 335-5326
COUCH, LOVESEAT & CLUB CHAIR
Like new $250. Call 352-333-8256 12-5-6-6
Love seat. Really nice $40. 0 Dining room
table $40 Full size bed $50. 0 Queen size
bed $60. 0 Dresser $45. 0 Window A/C
6000 BTU $60 0 Sofa $80. 0 Call 335-5326
91 Computers I
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 12-5-71-7
Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041.
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
000 GATORS CAR ALARMS $99.95000
000000 INSTALLED FREE! 0***000***
Gainesville's Oldest Car Stereo Store.
WAREHOUSE PRICES 0 AUDIO OUTLET
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town *
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-5-71-10
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENTAUCTIONS
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
PARTY SUPPLIES: Complete line of Bar
Supplies, glassware, beer taps, draft beer
equipment. Professional Cooking Utensils.
R.,W. Beaty Co. 4322 NW 13th St, Gville
RWBEATY.COM 376-5939 12-5-72-10
BOOKS BY BOB BRACKIN
visit my website www.bobbrackin.com
T-SHIRTS, GATOR NAT'L FOOTBALL
CHAMP. 3/$10. SILKMASTERS, 4405 SW
35TH TERRACE NEAR ALLEY KATZ. SALE
THRU DEC.15, M-F, 8:30-5 372-8958 12-4-
j| Motorcycles, Mopeds)
** SCOOTERS **'
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Scooters from $899. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Go-Ped,
Schwinn, others. 2 yr warrantees.
3550 SW 34th St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
o New convenient location now open!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
We have moved to a temp. location as we
await the completion of our new state of the
art facility. New scooters starting at $999. l1yr
S"a Warranties. We also service ALL brands of
1 04 iP scooters. Pickup Available. Low Labor Rates.
Free estimates. 376-6275 GatorMoto.com
4mb do- L
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service
rates! Will service any make/model. Close
to campus! $19.99 oil changes! 336-1271
ll Motorcycles, Mopeds) il
CLOSE TO CAMPUS
534 SW 4th Ave.
Scooters, E-bikes, Offroad, & Accessories!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 12-5-71-11
**SHINKO SPORT BIKE TIRES**
190/50/ZR17 $115.95-180/55/ZR17 $112.95
120/70/ZR17 now $82.95 (in stock + more)
GATORMOTO is Gainesville's #1 service
facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters.
Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around.
Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator
Grads so we know how to treat our custom-
ers! 376-6275 12-5-71-11
150cc SCOOTER 2006
blue low miles 375 60-65mph- 80mpg digi-
tal clock Warranty kick start electric start -
free scooter cover call for info 904-838-8412
2003 YZF R6 Midnight Blue
12.5k miles. Never laid down. $4400 Obo.
2002 Kawasaki Ninja 250cc. Good cond,
aftermarket exhaust; PERFECT around
town bike at 65 MPG and performance that
blows any scooter away! Must see! $1550.
Call Rachel at 407-690-8645 (cell). 12-3-
BRAND NEW!! 150cc Gator Scooters. Only
300miles on each of them. One year warran-
ty. Great on Gas. Must sell nowhere to keep
them. 3,200 for both of them. only a month
old. Call 904 894 1718 1-7-08-7-11
FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*'
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-5-71-12
CARS -CARS Buy0SelleTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
00*** FREE FREE FREE* FREE***
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 12-5-71-12
CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas Chevys 0 Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
*FAST CASH PAID*
For any car, truck, or SUV Running or not.
'94 and up. Call Segovia 352-284-8619 12-
Sun City Auto Sales
2306 NE Waldo Rd. 338-1999
All Vehicles 0 down warranty available
No credit check we finance anyone
Buy here Pay here warranty available
Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N. Main St. 375-9090
$2000 discount off any financed vehicle
No credit check we finance anyone'"
Buy here Pay here warranty available
1997 NISSAN ALTIMA SE
Sedan, 69k automatic, AC, black with
gray cloth, power everything, very clean,
$4400/OBO. 352-514-1800 email for pics
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 12-
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 12-5-
BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 12-5-07-72-13
Internet Socializers Needed. Cash paid for
socializing on the internet. 1st 100 people
guaranteed acceptance. Free sign up at:
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This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
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made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertisig use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings
the independent florida
RETAIL ADVERTISING MANAGER
We are looking for a motivated, energetic
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sales. Emphasis on building new business
relationships and increasing existing client
base. Newspaper ad sales background an
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The job is 100% sales. Modest salary, good
benefits and excellent working environment.
With resume, send cover letter that must
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And you can be part of the sales team of
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If you are a UF or
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Il Help Wanted
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AD GRAPHIC DESIGNER
The Alligator Ad Graphics Production
Department is accepting student applica-
tions for the position of Ad Graphic Designer.
Experience withAdobe InDesign, Photoshop,
Illustrator, and Acrobat is preferred, but not
required. Friendly work environment, flex-
ible schedule, with hours between 9 a.m.
andyifp.m. M-F. A one-year commitment is
expected. Fill out application at the front desk
of the Alligator, 1105 W. University Ave. be-
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references and availability on application.
Previous applicants are welcome to reapply
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LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving
record, drug-free, personal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. .12-5-71-14
CNA CLASS: $250! learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
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Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
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For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
niture No appt. necessary! Sandy's Savvy
Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St.
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 12-5-71-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
$12 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.67 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
$8.35-$9.40/hr MANAGERS in training
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com/jobs
Or at any of the 6'locations. 12-5-71-14
Gator Domino's is growing again. We are
looking for career oriented team mem-
bers. Now hiring Assistant Managers and
future GMs. $8.35-$9.40/hr for Managers
in training. GMs $40k+. Send resumes to
Freddie@gatordominos.com. Learn more at
POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political &
Corporate Campaigns. Up to $9/hr + bonus
potential. 371-5888 ext 111, 4112 NW 22 Dr.
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on surveys.
Leasing Specialist, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 X301 x301
DELIVERY DRIVERS up to $12/hr.
KITCHEN HELP $7.00-$7.25/hr.
CALIFORNIA CHICKEN GRILL 378-2442
Imagine Learning Center 371-5450 Taking
applfipc4sns from reliable, creative individu-
als who enjoy working. with children 8-25-
For adult entertainment company. Make
$1000+/wk. Flex sched 378-3312 12-5-
HARRY'S SEAFOOD BAR & GRILL
Looking for Experienced
WAITSTAFF & LINE COOKS
Please apply at 110 SE 1st Street
Customer Service Reps Needed
For a major telecom company. Flexible hours.
PT or FT. No nights or weekends. Bilingual a
plus. EEOC. 372-2051 12-5-94-14
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW6th St.
floor a major telecom company. 9am-4pm.
FT. No nights or weekends. Bilingual a plus.
Agressive go-getters only. Up to $25/hr,
salary + commission. EEOC 372-2051 12-
PARK PLACE CAR WASH
Now Hiring FT & PT positions available.
Great environment, flexible hours. Apply in
person 7404 NW 4th Blvd-Across from Home
Phone Survey Interviewers Wanted.
Start work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedules! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call NOW!
Earn $800-$3200 a month
to drive brand new cars with ads placed on
them. www.AdCarClub.com 12-5-62-14
FAMILY BUSINESS Looking to hire
*ANIMAL TECH FOR REPTILE FARM.*
Must be responsible and able to follow direc-
tions PT & FT available. Start $6.75/hr. Call
Opportunities in TV and Film production.
All looks needed, no experience required
for casting calls. Call 877-218-6224 12-5-
Earn up to $70 per day. Undercover
Shoppers needed to judge retail & dining
establishments. Exp not required. 800-722-
P/T, FIT, flex hrs. Good pay, tips
advancement. Apply 505 NW 53rd Ave B/T
Maiin NW 13 St. Bring friend to work with.
Part-time & full-time sales positions in local
management co. Fax resume, cover letter
& avail schedule to 352-376-6269 or email
Customer service a must!
E-mail resume:firstname.lastname@example.org 12-
UF Survey Research Center
$7.50-$8.00/hr + Bonus
Student and Non-Student Positions
Great Resume Builder
352-392-2908 Ext 105
408 W. University Ave suite 106
*1 Help Wanted
Leaders Wanted. Afraid to make money? I'll
scare you to death! CALL NOW!
Students, why wait to graduate? Earn while
you learn! Make excuses or MONEY, not
both! 866-251-6069 11-30-07-20-14
Experienced bookkeeper needed for luxury
student apartment complex. Part or 3/4 time.
Must be proficient in quickbooks, excel, word.
Please send resume/qualifications to clay@L
Medical office receptionist position. Part-
time/ full time position $8- $12 per hour de-
pending on experience. Medical terminology
and/or anatomy classes taken preferred but
not required. Fax resume to 352 377-4816 or
call 352 264-0094. 11-29-07-15-14
An awesome summer job. If you're looking
to spend this summer outdoors, have fun
while you work, and make lifelong friends,
then look no further. CAMP MATAPONI, a
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summertime openings for Land Sports,
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Cooking, Gymnastics, Dance, Videography,
Group Leaders & more. Top salaries plus
room/board & travel provided. Call us today
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Long hair models sought for expose on
the allure of natural long hair. Models waist
length and longer, no cutting, & no exp. ness.
$60-200 per shoot www.longhair.org 352 792
If You're Not Earning
$500 A Day Part Time, visit
Now hiring all positions at Bento Cafe. Apply
in person at either location on Archer Rd next
to PJ's Coffee or Newberr Rd next to Moes.
Dish expo, wok, sushi and servers. Flexible
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'Fr 1900 SW
34th St. Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)
NANNY NEEDED ASAP
Monday only: 2 kids, 4 & 15mon; in Lake
Butler (30min N of G'ville); $10.50/hr; more
hrs if needed; Noah's Ark Nanny: resume,
pic to email@example.com 12-5-16-14
Afternoon NANNIES NEEDED
ASAP start at 12pm, 1pm, 2 pm
5 days/wk thru Spring; good $$$
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,pix,
schedule to firstname.lastname@example.org 12-5-
Flexible schedules. Resume builder. Sales/
service. No exp-needed. Will train. Conditions
apply. Call now. 352-246-3319 12-5-07-11-
NERO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Now hiring exp servers & counter. Please ap-
ply at 5240 NW 34th St. Across from YMCA
I 9 b
601 411111 4
0 i Help Wanted a Help Wanted
Floor Cleaning Technician, PT job 3 hrs. /
5 days a wk. at grocery store. Duty: sweep,
scrub, mop and buff the floor. Experienced
only. Pay $35 per service on start. Apply:
email@example.com or 352-613-7898
3710 SW Archer Rd & 2424 NW 43rd St.
Now hiring all positions. Apply in person
SANDY'S SAVVY CHIC RESALE
BOUTIQUE NOW HIRING. Great working
environment. PT/FT positions available $7-
$7.50/hr+incentives 352-372-1226 2906
NW 13th St. 12-5-07-13-14
P/T position reviewing text, layout and graph-
ics for articles posted at healthcare websites.
Must be detail oriented with strong computer
skills. See www.medianerds.com 12-5-07-
Work on a small team building web sites/
applications for healthcare professionals
using ASP and SQL Server. F/T preferred,
P/T possible. Salary-based on skills & ex-
perience. See www.medianerds.com 12-
Wanted for fastest-growing martial arts
school in Gainesville. Friendly, energetic per-
son. Experience preferred but not necessary.
Will train. Call (352) 375-0700. 12-5-13-14
TECHNICIANS NEEDED: PART TIME
POSITIONS STARTING PAY $8, FULL
TIME POSITIONS ALSO AVAILABLE.
EMAIL RESUME TO Aaronh@abcr.com
Accounting student wanted. Small public
relations/advertising firm seeks account-
ing help for accounts receivable, payable,
payroll and monthly reports. Will teach you
our software. Flexible hours, good pay, fun
work environment, excellent experience. 10-
15 hours per week. Call Joan at 495-3128.
Brand new mother run co. looking for nur-
turing caregivers with flex scheds for on-
demand child care. Call 331-5233 or apply
online @ www.OnCallMoms.com 1-9-14-14
Oak Hammock at the University of Florida
Hiring smiles and great attitudes to wait
tables in our resort style retirement commu-
nity. Experience required; must possess the
right attitude and be committed to providing
excellent customer service.
Flexible schedules offered and guaranteed
hourly rate of pay.
5100 SW25th Blvd
Gainesville, Florida 32608
Oak Hammock is a DFWP/EOE!
Avon needs Ind Sales Reps. Earn extra
holiday cash or a career level income. Call
352-538-6898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homework coach wanted during the week
for intelligent, but disorganized 10th grader
at Oak Hall. Needs extra help in Chemistry
and Math. Call 333-0075 12-5-07-10-14
W6 m1r 4 N
Sushi rollers and delivery drivers wanted.
Must have a reliable car. Apply at 808 W
University Ave 12-3-07-6-14
Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites and the
Lakeside Grill are looking for energetic,
dependable servers for both restaurant and
banquets must have daytime availability.
Apply within 2900 SW 13th ST Gainesville
Marketing/Public Relations Interns Needed
The Office of Technology Licensing is cur-
rently seeking dependable, goal-oriented in-
dividuals to join our team. Must have strong
computer, database management, and
excellent written and verbal communications
skills. PT $8hr flexible hrs between 8am
- 5pm. Email resume to: email@example.com
Law Students Interested in Intellectual
The Office of Technology Licensing is cur-
rently seeking law student interns to join our
team. Must have strong computer, database
management, and excellent written and
verbal communications skills and be able to
perform market research on our new inven-
tions. PT $8hr flexible hrs between 8am
- 5pm. Email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Copyrighted Material g
Available from Commercial News Providers"
(DOB 07/04/80); 6'02",
230 lbs, Black Hair,
Statement to Obtain
Call (352) 372-STOP
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2007 E ALLIGATikR, 13
IS Help Wanted
International Financial Accountant
A Great Day in Your Career
Financial Accountant is needed for in-
ternational subsidiaries. Responsibilities
include review and post accounts payable
& receivable, inventory, and general ledger;
perform & maintain detailed reconciliation
schedules; develop and maintain analysis
reports, and coordinate accounting period
closing and each quarter. Experience with
general accounting practices and accrual
based financial statements is required. All
candidates must have a bachelor's degree
and two years international accounting
experience. Second language is preferred.
Please submit cover letter and resume to
email@example.com. For more
information on this opportunity please visit
RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALIST
* Year-round hourly work
* Immediate openings
* $8 an hour to start
Apply online at RGIS.COM
Or by phone at 352-861-7004 12-5-07-9-14
Have a GPA of at least a 3.6 or higher and
want to earn some extra money? We might
just have the job for you. We are looking
for note takers for spring 2008. Contact us:
37-notes, info@HowlGotAnA.Com 12-5-
Catie's in the Haile Village Center
PT sales assoc wanted. Exp in fashion/
women's apparel a plus. Fax resume to 367-
8265 or take to 9116 SW 51st Rd.-include
hours available 11-30-07-5-14
Babysitter needed 2 days/wk starting in
January. 12-16hrs/wk. Student preferred. Will
work around college schedule. Call 352-381-
1966 or email resume, references, and class
schedule to firstname.lastname@example.org 11-
Great Job for Next Semester: Companion/
Caregiver Needed to care for 24 yr old
disabled girl. Must have your own personal
low-profile vehicle (ie, no SUV's). Duties
include bathing, toileting, and general
companion services incl taking her out oc-
casionally to dinner and errands. UF student
preferred. Job begins after the Holidays and
will be Mon through-Fri 5:30 p.m. to 8:30
p.m. Applications being taken now. $10/hr.
Luxurious work conditions. Call Jerry at 377-
f/t nanny needed for infant care at our
home starting january '08. experience re-
quired. must be avail m-f.8-5. background
& references will be checked, fax resume
to 352-331-4926 or call 352-494-7856. 12-
Nanny needed to pick up one child from
school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and
Thursday. Hours 2:30-5:30. Dependable
transportation needed. Must submit to
background check. Fax resume, references,
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UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Gators ignore fatigue, push through heavy schedule
By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
No rest for the weary.
The Gators (4-2) will play their
third game in six days when they
head to Jacksonville tonight to face
the Dolphins (4-2) at 5:30 in Veterans
UF coach Amanda Butler said
fatigue is not an excuse, but she
acknowledged that she has changed
some things in practice due to the
quick turnaround between games in
the current stretch.
"We focus a little more on half-
court (execution) as a team, getting
better," she said. "Strategizing ver-
sus what they're trying to do to us,
taking away some of their comfort
zones. As much as fatigue isn't a fac-
tor, we can't practice like we don't
have a game."
Some Gators have pretty good
reason to be tired, too.
Guards Sha Brooks and Depree
Bowden both rank in the top five
of the Southeastern Conference in
minutes played, averaging more
than 32 minutes per game. Forward
Marshae Dotson isn't too far behind,
averaging just less than 30 a game.
Bowden admitted to feeling
some fatigue in her legs, but pointed
to ice baths and trainers as ways
to help endure this busy stretch of
"We try not to think about
that," Bowden said of the fatigue.
"Anything we can do to help this
One player off the bench contin-
ues to give the Gators a boost, espe-
cially on the defensive end.
Backup point guard Lonnika
Thompson averages 2.5 steals per
game, tied for the team lead, in just
16.5 minutes per game.
Butler enjoys the flexibility that
her two-point-guard system allows.
She said each has her own style,
with Thompson always focused
on making sure her teammates are
where they should be.
Thompson enjoys frustrating the
other team's guards as they try to
bring the ball up the floor.
"Everyone doesn't like to be
pressured," Thompson said. "Being
a ball-handler and being a point
guard, I know it's trouble for the
When her players get' tired,
Butler reminds them there are actu-
ally only 40 minutes of play in the
two hours it usually takes for a game
to go from start to finish.
"Sometimes I think when you
put it like that, in very real black-
and-white terms and you think of
it like 40 minutes, you should be
able as a 20-year-old to sustain that
effort for 40 minutes," Butler said.
"And they're in great shape. Fatigue
should not be anything for us to be
POSSIBLE RETURN FOR MOSSOR:
Sophomore guard Jennifer Mossor
practiced for the first time Tuesday
since breaking her non-shooting
pinky on Oct. 27.
she's wearing a
hard splint after
to insert two pins
on Oct. 30. The
to both Mossor
and Butler, was
Mossor to see how prac-
tice went before deciding whether
the guard would return to the court
"We certainly don't want to push
too soon and risk damaging some-
thing and then losing her for another
couple of weeks," Butler said before
practice Tuesday. "It's a very com-
forting thought for the coaching staff
to have Jen back in the rotation, to be
able to look on the bench and see her
over there and be able to insert her.
She just gives us so many things be-
sides points and rebounds, just her
knowledge of the game, how physi-
cal and aggressive she is and the fact
that right now she is dying to get on
the floor is something that you can't
SMITH STEPPING IN: Butler said
forward Sharielle Smith will likely
make her second straight start
Wednesday against Jacksonville,
citing the Dolphins' small, athletic
lineup as a reason.
The forward started Monday
night in place of Aneika Henry, who
suffered a foot injury during practice
over the weekend. Smith proved to
be a dominant presence in the post,
grabbing a team-high 11 boards.
Coach: We have to start all over
HOOPS, from page 15
gram reached the heights it appreciates
"In their mind, I think they think I'm
going to sprinkle stardust on them and
we'll just win," he said. "But it doesn't
work like that, and they have to learn
what goes into this process, and I have to
tell you, they have absolutely no due or
S idea what it's about."
Although the Gators won by 23,
Donovan said the team's offensive per-
formance was disheartening. UF shot
54 potent from the field and 43 percent
from 3-point range.
After attempting just one shot each
against FSU, sophomore Dan Werner
and guard Jai Lucas combined for 18
Werner set the tone early, hitting
three of his first five shots, but he failed
to score in the second half.
After the roughest outing of his
young career against the Seminoles,
freshman guard Nick Calathes struggled
early on. Calathes had more turnovers
(four) than he did assists (three) in the
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Marreese Speights responded to a
four-shot performance against FSU with
15 points and six rebounds in 24 minutes
"In their mind, I think they
think I'm going to sprinkle
stardust on them and we'll
UF men's basketball coach
After hitting the ground hard fol-
lowing a rebound attempt, Allen got
up limping and was taken to the locker
room for treatment on his ankle.
Allen would return to the bench
several minutes later, but would not re-
enter the game. The extent of his injury
was not disclosed.
"I think we have to start all over,"
Donovan said. "I have to start all over.
... Today was a 23-point win, and I don't
even know if they get and understand
what I'm talking about."
COVERAGE, from page 15
McFadden, likely the No. 1 pick in the NFL
Draft, win the Heisman over Tebow.
In fact, as each day passes, I am starting to
expect it more and more.
I will give McFadden all the credit in
the world for racking up 206 rushing yards
and three touchdowns on LSU's vaunted
That was an outstanding game.
But the Heisman Trophy does not go to
the most outstanding player in Week 13.
It goes to the most outstanding player for
Week 1 through Week 14.
Unfortunately, many voters could over-
emphasize each player's final game.
McFadden played on national TV with no
other competing games on at the same time.
Though UF played on CBS on Saturday,
almost the entire country missed Tebow's
first two scores because the Tennessee-
Kentucky game went into four overtimes and
overlapped into UF's time slot.
By the time most people tuned into the
romp at The Swamp, the game was in hand
and not really watchable for the average col-
lege football fan. V
McFadden has had a great year with 1,725
rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns,
both bettering his stats from a year ago, when
he finished second in the Heisman balloting.
But Tebow has had an even greater sea-
He has 3,132 passing yards, 29 passing
touchdowns and just six interceptions.
Tebow has seven more rushing touch-
downs than McFadden, and, oh yeah, ranks
second in the nation in passing efficiency.
Tebow hasn't had a game with more than
one interception, while McFadden didn't
show.up for one of his biggest games, against
The Tigers held McFadden to 43 yards
rushing on 2.5 yards per carry.
Tebow has broken records previously held
by Emmitt Smith, Herschel Walker and Rex
Grossman while dealing with a sore shoul-
der. Everything Tebow has done this year has
I can't say the same thing for any other
player in the country.
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Fayson, Pupello request, obtain releases from Gators
Alligator File Photo
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return during the Gators' 59-31 win against the Trojans on Sept. 8.
By MIKE MCCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
Wide receiver Jarred Fayson
asked for and was granted a release
from the UF football team, a UF offi-
cial confirmed Tuesday afternoon.
The sophomore saw action in 11
of the Gators' 12 games this season
at receiver, running back and on
"There really aren't any issues
that I'm aware of," said Carla
Powell, Fayson's mother. "It was
just a decision that was discussed
among the family."
Powell said Fayson's desire to
transfer emerged in the past few
days, and she and her son vis-
ited with UF coach Urban Meyer on
Tuesday to discuss his feelings.
In addition to Fayson, redshirt
freshman tight end Trent Pupello
has also been granted a transfer.
Fayson was rated as the No. 3
receiver in the nation by Scout.comr
as a senior at Tampa Hillsborough
High, but saw little action as a fresh-
man in Gainesville.
This season, he tallied 148 yards
and three touchdowns on 12 catches,
and 89 rushing yards on 19 carries.
He played his best game against
Georgia, when he had a career-high
62 receiving yards.
Fayson didn't see action against
Florida State last Saturday due to a
hamstring injury, Powell said.
He will now seek a new te:.n,
but Powell said Fayson could stay at
UF through the spring semester. She
also said he hasn't narrowed down a
list of possible schools.
"I'm sure that there are some
schools that he's going to want to
visit," Powell said. "He doesn't have
any particular school in mind, it's
just a matter of sit-
ting down with him
and finding out his
Football If he transfers to a
Division I-A school,
Fayson will have to sit out next foot-
ball season because of NCAA trans-
fer rules. He will have two years of
"It was wonderful to be a part of
The Gator Nation," Powell said. "I'll
continue to watch and support the
Gators. It's been real."
UF ADDS COMMIT: The Gators
picked up an oral commit-
ment from Jacksonville Forrest
High's Byran Jones, according to
Scout.com. He is a two-way line-
man, and the 6-foot-2, 328-pounder
is the 13th player to orally commit
to the Gators this year.
Oral commitments are non-binding
until a letter of intent is signed on or
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U F S' BASKETBALL
Mitchell breaks out in win
By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
Looking to find himself on a team filled
with opportunities, Jonathan Mitchell
turned to a familiar face and former Gator
"I spoke to Joakim (Noah) before the
game today," Mitchell said. "He told me
to just keep fighting and do my thing out
Establishing career highs in points,
minutes and blocks against Stetson in the
Gators' 71-48 win Tuesday night, Mitchell
had the breakout performance UF coach
Billy Donovan was searching for from the
"I know he made some shots, but to
me it wasn't all about his shots," Donovan
said. "He looked more confident, more to-
gether, just a totally different player."
In 22 minutes, Mitchell had 10 points on
4-of-7 shooting. His previous high was 7.
Following a tough loss against Florida
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State, the Gators looked shaky in the open-
ing minutes on Tuesday, and Donovan
voiced his displeasure afterward.
The Hatters opened the game on a 10-1
run, with UF failing to make a field goal
until the 14:56 mark, when Mitchell scored
on a putback from an
Adam Allen air ball.
Donovan was upset
with his team's effort
and emotional response
to the loss.
'"I don't want us to
go back to where we
Mitchell started," Donovan said.
"I don't want to have it
done because of our effort, our energy and
our passion and our enthusiasm to play
the game. If it was one thing I was disap-
pointed in, it was that."
Donovan said his young team has no
reference point for failure, something he,
not his players, was part of before the pro-
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 14
U 1981: UF downs Florida State 35-3
to break a four-year losing streak to
the Seminoles. The Gators went on to
win six straight against their rival.
Tebow supporters in minority
I was bom in another state, grew up
with no ties to UF and could not care less if
the Gators generally win or not.
But I am whole-heartedly pulling for
Tim Tebow to win the Heisman.
And I seem to be in the minority of
those not wearing orange and blue who
think Tebow should lift the trophy on Dec.
For the last few weeks, everybody
purposefully ignored Tebow, looking for
reasons not to give him the award.
He's a sophomore.
He has three losses (Darren McFadden
He is a product of a system (Colt
Brennan and Pat White can vouch for that,
It reminds me a lot of this time last year,
when everybody hopped on the bandwag-
on and said UF did not deserve to play for
the national title.
be the same idiots
who started liking
the Red Sox in 2003
or 2004 or the Colts
last season or Miami
football six years
Tebow down, other,
less deserving players have been given
It's terrible that Dennis Dixon tore his
anterior cruciate ligament, but I don't even
think he should have been ahead of Tebow
in the first place.
Since Dixon's injury, McFadden has
been the trendy pick for Tebow haters.
I would not be surprised to see
SEE COVERAGE, PAGE 14
H After resigning from his head coaching
position at Arkansas on Monday, Houston
Nutt signed a four-year contract with Mis-
sissippi to replace Ed Orgeron, who was
fired by the Rebels on Saturday.
16, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2007
Hampton's season-ending injury forces Gators to adjust
By EVAN DREXLER
Marcie Hampton did not want her UF ca-
reer to end like this.
A ruptured Achilles tendon in the final
match of the regular season Saturday knocked
her out for the year, just in time for the NCAA
Championship, which starts Thursday.
An MRI on Hampton's ankle Monday
night confirmed the trainer's initial suspicions
that the injury was season-ending, UF coach
Mary Wise said.
The Gators volleyball team will have to
do without its leading attacker, who was not
available for comment Tuesday because of a
When Hampton landed awkwardly on
her left foot, setter Angie McGinnis thought
Hampton was staying on the ground because
of anger at the official's call on the play.
"After a few seconds, she tried to stand
up, and we all looked at her and she kind of
gave back out," McGinnis said. "Obviously,
panic went through all of our minds. We were
like, 'Oh crap, our No. 1 point-getter has to go
McGinnis said she has known Hampton
since seventh grade, and seeing her career end'
because of an injury was sobering.
"It was actually pretty sad for me, just be-
cause I knew that it could have been the last
time that I'll play with her," McGinnis said.
"That definitely crossed my mind that that
would be the last time I set her."
There is still a chance the two could play
together, if Hampton heals in time for national
overseas competitions during the summer.
But right now, the Gators are focused on
figuring out how to make
up for Hampton's 5.15
points per game.
McGinnis said she will
Volleyball pick up some of the extra
work, and freshmen Lauren
Bledsoe and Janine Williams
will be called on to add more to the mix.
"I think I'm going to have to spread it out
way more than I have been," McGinnis said. "I
know one of the freshmen is going to have to
come in and step up."
Wise sounded confident in Bledsoe's abil-
ity to swing in place of Hampton.
"She had two kills in the fifth game against
Long Beach (on Saturday) that were as hard
or harder than any ball that we had seen all
night," Wise said.
Still, Hampton's presence was vital in other
aspects of the game. She, along with libero
Elyse Cusack, was one of the best Gators at
receiving a serve. Wise said the team will be
able to score points, but the bigger question
mark is which player will be able to make first
contact after a serve.
'UF's chances of winning the national
championship took a similar hit on Oct. 26,
2003, when senior middle blocker Benavia
Jenkins went down with a knee injury. That
team battled back to make it all the way to the
national championship game.
But they weren't missing their leading
scorer. They still had Aury Cruz.
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"It's a recurring theme that I would really
like to put an end to," Wise said. "But it's part
Senior Kisya Killingsworth said she is a tad
concerned about UF's chances to perform in
the national tournament without Hampton.
"I'm worried a little bit," she said. "But I
think that we have these few days in practice
to work all the different lineups that Mary
wants to go through. I think we'll be fine."
Nov. 29- Dec. 1
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Delicious beli Sandwiches
CALLIN-G .ALL GRADUATING SENIORS.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY!
The UF Alumni Association in-ites you to come
Celebrate your gr-aduation with us!
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WVbhere: Emnerson AJurnuni Hall
FREE FOOD fir-orn Galors DLeokside.
Gradatio picture ith Albert ad Alberta.
And prizes froim Her-Ifl-Jones, Geico avrid
the ITF Bookstore!
Don't ni-iss out on your fist IF Aiulumi EUent!
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9 pm 2am
$5.00 All-You-Can-Drink Domestic Drafts
$10.00 All-You-Can-Drink Any Draft
$2.95 Macho Nachos
Free Beer Pong for Mug Clubbers!
Food served until I am Tues.-Sat.