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Critical 'Cair'


ShandsCair focuses on

saving patients' lives


By APRIL DUDASH
Alligator Writer

It sounds like a lawnmower
on loudspeakers. Blades whir
at full speed, creating a frantic
windstorm that spreads the smell
of jet fuel.
No one flinches.
The ShandsCair aeromedical
team is used to the loud noise, the
vibrations, the chaos.
Everything else fades into the
background when calm collabo-
ration can determine a patient's
fate aboard a ShandsCair heli-
copter.
ShandsCair is a Shands at UF
hospital program that incorpo-
rates helicopter, jet and ambu-
lance transport for critically ill
patients.
It provides services to a large
chunk of the Southeast, from


Atlanta to Miami.
Dr. David Meurer, ShandsCair
medical director and emer-
gency room physician, said the
ShandsCair team has what is
considered the pinnacle job in
Emergency Medical Services, also
known as EMS.
"The reason we're in it is not
just for the joy of fly-
Special ing but taking care
export of some really sick
folks," Meurer said.
ShandsCair is split into the
adult-pediatric team and the
neonatal-pediatric team, which
serves premature babies to 5-
year-old patients.
ShandsCair- communications
takes calls and relays them to the
crew.
John Brown, a communica-
SEE SHANDS, PAGE 15


Medicaid issues mean


long waits for UF dentists


* PATIENTS WAIT SIX MONTHS
TO BE SEEN AT UF CLINIC.

By JESSICA DaSILVA
Alligator Staff Writer
jdasilva@alligator.org

When dentist Marcio Guelmann sees
a patient for the first time, he takes two
hours to fill as many cavities and pull as
many infected teeth as he can.
He said he has to he doesn't know
how long it will be before he'll see this
patient again.
Guelmann works in the UF Pediatric
Dental Clinic, where there is a six-month


wait for children in need of dental work.
But it isn't as bad as it used to be, he
said. In 2006, children waited about a
year.
Across the country, fewer and fewer
dentists are willing to see patients on
Medicaid. For many of those patients,
the only remaining option may be to seek
care at universities, where dentists don't
have to worry about the cost of supplies
and employee salaries.
This trend has always been more ap-
parent in Florida, where Guelmann said
dentists' and doctors' reimbursement rate
from Medicaid is about 20 percent lower
than that of most other states and hasn't
SEE MEDICAID, PAGE 17


Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff
The ShandsCair helicopter lands on the rooftop helipad at Shands at UF on Tuesday. The flight team is
celebrating 25 years of the program.

ON CAMPUS


Custodians are spread thin


By EVA MAE SMITH
Alligator Contributing Writer

Rachel Kirby walked out of the women's
restroom in Weimer Hall 1080 with a sour
look on her face.
The junior public relations major said she
gagged at the smell of urine that invaded
her nostrils when she entered the facility.
Kicking toilet paper out of her way and
forcing stall doors closed are regular rou-
tines in campus bathrooms, which can be
on the dirty side, Kirby said.
Derrick Bacon, head of building services
and assistant director of the physical plant,
said it is difficult maintaining bathrooms on
campus because custodial employees are
spread thin over a large area.
Of 450 custodians, whose jobs include
cleaning bathrooms and maintaining park-
ing garages, each has between 25,000 and
28,000 square feet of campus to maintain,
Bacon said.
The restrooms are cleaned between 5:30


a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday,
he said, but because of the high traffic on
campus after 1:30 p.m., it is difficult to dean
them.
Bacon said a custodian cannot mop a
floor and hold up the bathroom for 20 min-
utes in the middle of the afternoon.
"It's pretty hard to keep up."
Derrick Bacon
head of building services and assistant
director of the physical plant

Custodians try to hit the most popular
restrooms, like in Turlington Hall, three to
four times during the given time spread,
but cleaning the bathrooms more than four
times a day is difficult to fit in their sched-
ule, he said.
"Some of the bathrooms can be cleaned
and then 30 minutes later, they are dirty
again," he said. "It's pretty hard to keep
SEE BATHROOM, PAGE 5


Forward
Chandler Parsons
and the UF men's
basketball team
hope to overcome
their recent incon-
sistency tonight
when they take on
Florida A&M at 7 in
the O'Dome.
See story, pg. 31.


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cocted a creative
and tasty way to
earn a few extra
bucks. See story,
pg. 3.


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A helicopter crash near the
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Alachua County Sheriff's Office
spokesman Keith Faulk said one
pilot was on board. Anthony
Soldano was flying from the St.
Petersburg area to Gainesville in a
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the cause was, but he said the pilot
said it was a loss of power.
The incident is under inves-
tigation by the Federal Aviation
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2007 ALLIGATOR, 3


Pasta used to pay rent


By KATIE GALLAGHER
Alligator Writer
kgallagher@alligator.org

When life gives him lemons, Joe
Vigliotti makes spaghetti.
He and his homegirll" Clara
Cash, who both plan to start at SFCC
this January, couldn't make the first
month's rent on their new apart-
ment. So they're hosting a spaghetti
dinner and yard sale this Sunday to
help cover the cost.
The two moved in to a stu-
dio apartment at College Manor
Apartments on Nov. 28, and after
paying the deposit, they're about
$500 short for the $534-a-month rent,
Vigliotti said.
Technically, he said, they needed
the money by today. He said he
plans to borrow the money for now
and pay it back with profits from the
dinner and sale.
Vigliotti said he's never heard
of anyone selling spaghetti for rent
money before.
"I thought it was just a silly idea,
but Clara's mom thought it was a
great idea," he said. "She went out
and bought us the spaghetti and
sauce, so we're trying to make it


happen."
There will also'be garlic bread,
he said.
The dinner and yard sale will be
held at College Manor Apartments
on Southwest First Avenue, near
13th Street, in Studio 121 beginning
at noon.
Vigliotti said he hopes guests
will pay $5 a plate for the spaghetti,
which he said he cooks several times
a month.
Student The yard sale will in-
Life clude used possessions
including a TV, a stereo,
an Xbox and the board
game Clue, he said. Mardi Gras
beads will be sold for 50 cents each.
"We got more stuff," he said.
"We're just trying to get rid of some
stuff."
The two attempted to host the
dinner last Sunday, Vigliotti said. He
cooked two pounds of spaghetti and
hung about 25 signs on light poles
around town, but he said only a few
neighbors showed up.
Vigliotti said he hoped 150 people
would show up for this Sunday's
dinner and yard sale.
"We're going to make some
magic happen," he said.


UF PROJECTS

Life-science center to be built


By KIM WILMATH
Alligator Staff Writer
kwilmath@alligator.org

UF will construct a new life-science center
by the year 2010 to help make research more
marketable, UF President Bernie Machen an-
nounced at a Friday meeting of UF's Board of
Trustees.
Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc., a
California-based science-property contractor,
plans to build two buildings a laboratory
and office space that would total about 160,000
square feet on UF's campus, a news release
stated.
The first part of the project, a nearly 80,000-
square-foot laboratory, will be built at the cor-
ner of Archer Road and Gale Lemerand Drive,
the release stated.
UF's project, known as The Innovation
Center, will be the first small-town facility
Alexandria has ever built, Machen said.
The land belongs to UF, said Steve Orlando,
UF spokesman. Alexandria will lease the land
from UF to build the buildings and allow de-
veloping businesses to lease space there.
Alexandria will provide some capital for
startup costs, and it will make money from
rent paid by researchers and return on its re-
search investments, Orlando said.
The company hasn't provided any esti-
mates about the cost of the project, he said.
Machen said he would appeal to the
Florida Legislature for more financial support,
and if that doesn't work out, UF will dip into
other sources, such as royalty revenue.


Alexandria owns and operates about 12
million square feet of office or laboratory
properties across the nation, and it is develop-
ing about seven million more square feet of
laboratory space, the release stated.
"We were attracted to University of Florida
because of its proven success and outstanding
track -record of moving technology from the
laboratory to the marketplace," said Joel S.
Marcus, chief executive officer of Alexandria,
in the release.
"I believe this is a really good buy."
Bernie Machen
UF president


UF already has a similar technology
center in Gainesville, called the. Sid Martin
Biotechnology Incubator, which has been
named one of the nation's best, the release
stated.
Many companies have outgrown UF's Sid
Martin facility.
"By partnering with Alexandria, the uni-
versity can offer our own spin-off companies
and other premier laboratory and office space
close to our most valuable campus resources
- faculty and graduate students," said Win
Phillips, UF's vice president for research in
the release.
In 2006-2007, UF earned more than $538
million in research awards, including $260
million in the life sciences.
"I believe this is a really good buy," Machen
said in the meeting.






4, ALLIGATOR S WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5,2007


Former SG official plans to enter race for president


Jason Lutin, a former Student Government lobby coordinator, speaks with a
reporter at Gainesville City Hall on Sept. 17.


By DEVIN CULCLASURE
Alligator Writer
dculclasure@alligator.org

A former Student Government official has be-
come the first to throw his hat in the race for next
year's Student Body president.
Jason Lutin, a first-year UF law student, said
he is planning to run for the position, which will
be decided in the spring election.
As a UF undergraduate, Lutin served as SG's
lobby coordinator, a position now known as ex-
ternal affairs director.
As lobby coordinator, Lutin said he helped
develop the Academic Enhancement Program, a
plan to raise tuition, with the UF administration
while gaining familiarity with local, state and
federal politics.
He said his SG experience also includes a
nearly three-year tenure in the Student Senate.
Lutin said he had always considered running
for president as an undergraduate and added
that his experiences taught him to look at the big
picture. .
"I don't think individual promises work," he
said.
As part of his big-picture focus, Lutin said his
platform would primarily focus on providing a
good education for UF students.


"There's a difference between student com-
plaints and SG complaints," he said. "SG is angry
about X-Y-Z dubs spending this much money,
but 95 percent of the student population doesn't
care."
His other platform priorities would be re-
forming student services, including areas of
UF's transportation and parking office and then
reforming student organizations, he said.
"I don't think individual
promises work."
Jason Lutin
first-year UF law student

Lutin said he was not sure if he would run
with the Gator Party, which currently controls
SG's executive and legislative branches, or with
another party.
As president, Lutin said he would also con-
tinue to maintain the dose relationship with the
UF administration he developed as lobby coor-
dinator.
"Ultimately, the decision lies with the adminis-
tration, and we have to work well with them," he
said. "It's very important to be part of the conver-
sation. You may not like what they talk about, but
at least talk about it."


Some felons could soon be driving your taxi or limousine


* THE CITY COMMISSION IS
CONSIDERING A LAW.

By KATIE GALLAGHER
Alligator Writer
kgallagher@alligator.org

People convicted of certain felo-
nies can already tow your car, and
soon they may be able to drive your
taxi or limo as well.
The Gainesville City
Commission passed a law Oct. 8
making roam.towing permits avail-
able to certain felons after a 10-year
waiting period. On Monday, the


commission will vote whether to
do the same with vehicle-for-hire
permits.
Commissioner Jeanna
Mastrodicasa is chairwoman of the
Public Safety Committee, which
proposed the ordinances.
Since people are in similar
situations whether riding with tow-
truck, taxi or limo drivers, she said,
the committee wanted the laws to
"match."
"We wanted to decide on a cer-
tain standard of safety," she said.
"At the same time, we didn't want
to be overly punitive because you
did something 25 years ago."


Those convicted of violent felo-
nies like murder and rape will still
never be allowed to get permits.
The 10-year waiting period
is for those
Gainesville City convicted of
CommisSIOn other felonies
or first-degree
misdemeanors involving cars, such
as theft, carjacking or chop-shop
involvement.
People convicted of driving
under the influence would have to
wait five years for a permit.
At a reading of the ve-
hicle-for-hire ordinance Nov. 26,
Commissioner Jack Donovan said


he would consider, tentatively cut-
ting the 10-year waiting period to
eight.or five years. He suggested
the commission look back on the
law at a future date to see if the
waiting period was "punitive rath-
er than protective." Mastrodicasa
said that might be an option.
"What we're trying to do is give
people a chance," she said, "to say,
'You've done your time, you can
move forward and have your job.'"
To come up with the conditions
of both ordinances, Mastrodicasa
said the committee relied on recom-
mendations from the Gainesville
Police Department and industry


workers.
"Everyone seemed cool with it,"
she said.
The towing ordinance was origi-
nally spurred by a Superior Towing
employee who was convicted of a
felony at age 18.
Now, 20 years later, he has been
a driver for 13 years and would
have otherwise lost his permit.
At the. Nov. 26 commission
meeting discussing the proposed
vehicle-for-hire law, no one raised
complaints about the felony restric-
tions, though limo drivers brought
up new fees and decal require-
ments.


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shouldn't

get bonus

So UF President Bernie Machen
got almost $300,000 in bonuses
from the UF Foundation right
before Christmas. It was approved by
the UF Board of Trustees.
But has he been naughty or nice this
year? Let's check Santa's list.
He failed to meet his goal of making
UF a top-10 public school in fact, UF
regressed on the list. He helped raise
tuition without immediate benefits.
Even his Florida Tomorrow fundraiser
failed to address the debt UF faces.
Don't for-
.....- get, he gets
his reward on
top of bonuses
for his car and
his retirement,
among other
Vincent Gagliano things.
letters@alligator.org In other
lines of work,
his reward
wouldn't make sense. Why pay a
fast-food worker extra cash for missing
work half the time? Should a doctor get
a bonus if his treatment made patients
worse? Maybe a lawyer should get a
new Corvette if he loses an important
case.
So why give a university president
more than a quarter of a million dol-
lars if he hasn't even achieved his own
goals? He should get a lump of coal
under the tree.
In the long term, giving him so
much money for so little effort sends
the wrong message. If we're cash-
strapped, why do the trustees have
enough to spoil their president? Will
the tuition increase Gov. Charlie Crist
approved bring back the Bright Futures
stipend that the Florida Legislature cut
due to budget shortfalls?
I guess we'll have to wait until next
year to see if university leadership
changes its mind about giving the pres-
ident such a big bonus. But at least the
decision to give Machen all that money
wasn't a unanimous vote. For a trustee
who has a college named after him, Al
Warrington means business.
There are a number of ways that
$300,000 could be put to better use
while still rewarding hard-working
people. For example, 4,000 high-
achieving students who receive 100
percent Bright Futures could be re-
imbursed the $75 they lost when the
Florida Legislature made budget cuts.
Imagine what that would do for
grades if the program remained in
effect for extended periods of time.
Students would put in a much greater
effort in their classes if it resulted
in more free textbooks. Speaking of
which, good luck on final exams.
Vincent Gagliano is a sophomore ma-
joring in physics. His column appears
on Wednesday.


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Yes, and I work two jobs my Mom does also my was an academic institution, and not a taxpayer-funded orga-
Daddy works six days a week and the president exemplifies nization to make Machen and his cronies into millionaires.
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Editorial
The last day of the semester is more than just the last day
of classes. It's more than the promise of a solid four days of
drinking er, studying. It's more than the upcoming Winter
Break.
No, it's not about any of that. It's the promise of gifts, gifts
and more gifts.
We here in the Department of Darts & Laurels are in the
Christmas spirit. We've got one Christmas ornament deco-
rating our newsroom and a slew of paper chains (made of old
issues, of course). Now we're going to play the role of Saint
Nick and decide who's been naughty and who's been nice.
Before visions of sugarplums start dancing in your head, join
us for the semester's final edition of...



Coal & Presents
Or, if you're Jewish, you can replace that with Gefilte Fish
& Gelt. Either way, onward!
First up, we give a sack of where's-the-ice-ice-baby COAL
to Gainesville's Department of Parks, Recreation and
Cultural Affairs for not bringing the ice-skating rink back
to the Downtown Plaza. The great place for dates, practicing
your triple axels and pretending you live farther north will
not be back this year due to the city's budget cuts. Sure, it
might be expensive and considered a luxury by the city, but
some things are worth it.
Or maybe an anonymous donor could offer to front the
cash. We can think of someone who has well over $200,000
coming his way, and for that we send some what-are-you-
getting-us-for-Christmas? COAL to UF President Bernie
Machen, who picked up almost three hundred grand as
a performance bonuses last week from the UF Board of
Trustees. To make matters worse, the bonuses came in the
wake of the news that he is the sixth-highest paid public-uni-
versity president.
This might be the hap-happiest season of all, but if you've
been in an on-campus bathroom, lately, you might think
it's the smelliest. We've got a bunch of wait-until-you-get-
home-next-week-to-expect-your-mom-to-clean-up-after-you
COAL for students who trash the bathrooms. Just because
you aren't taking a scrub brush to the toilet yourself doesn't
mean you should be disgusting. UF is short on custodial
staff, and instead of making their already tough jobs even
harder, consider consideration.
But this isn't a gift you should stop giving at the end of
the semester when you resort to your slovenly ways at home.
This is one present you should keep on giving kindness
and cleanliness never go out of style.
Up next, we've got you guessed it another lump.
This time we give some can't-you-at-least-string-up-some-
lights-on-the-fences? COAL to University Corners, which
controls the property at West University Avenue and 13th
Street. Frankly, we're getting tired of staring at the empty lot,
and we're pretty sure everyone else is, too.
We think we've doled out all of our coal, so let's move on
to a few PRESENTS.
First on the nice list, we give a bottle of thanks-for-all-
the-hard-work-so-far HAIR GEL to Student Body President
Ryan Moseley for accomplishing a lot of- the Gator Party's
platform goals so far. He's only got a semester left, though, to
complete the rest of them, so we hope he doesn't spend too
much time on his hair.
Next it's an it-doesn't-matter-that-you're-a-sophomore
HEISMAN TROPHY for quarterback Tim Tebow. There's
just no comparison and trust us, we looked. The award
is supposed to go to the best player of the year, not to the
one who's had a pretty good career, so his sophomore status
shouldn't stop him from winning what he deserves.
Finally, we give a bunch of GOOD LUCK to everyone
trying to make it through this week and finals. You can do
it and just think: If you do poorly, you're gonna get some
coal.


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'Tis the season to give? Bah, humbug!


hate a lot of things, but I really hate Christmas. Instead
of studying for finals and figuring out what I'm going
to do after graduation, I'm thinking about what the hell
I'm going to buy people for the holidays.
This time of year, there are two kinds of people I hate
more than any other time of the year: people who have
everything and people who don't like anything.
For the people who have everything, I usually get a
gift card from a store I've heard them talk about, or I try
to match the clothes they wear to a store. I've never been
very good at matching games, though.
And I can usually tell they don't actually shop at that
particular store when I see the fake smiles on their faces
after opening their cards.
For the people who don't like anything, I usually give
scented candles or a dark-green collared shirt, depending
on the sex. I figure most women would enjoy a scented
candle. If I'm in the mood, I'll even get Christmas-y and
buy the ones that smell like evergreen.
And for the men, I figure a dark-green collared shirt
would match almost everything. It's earthy and fashion-
able.
But all those gift cards, candles and shirts add up. I
have other things to spend money on that are more impor-
tant than Christmas gifts, like rent and pet costumes.
However, when this time of year comes around, I don't
want to be stingy. So I end up taking some of the money I
got for Christmas and buying other peoples' gifts with it.
What a waste.
After buying all those gifts I know people will love, I
think I deserve to get something I like but sometimes
that doesn't work out either.
Generic Christmas cards that originally came in a box
of 50 probably from Hallmark are not gifts.
They are just placeholders for money or gift cards,
or they're a gift substitute. Either way, they're useless.
Nobody wants cards with portraits of Saint Nick on the
front and Bible verses inside that would probably be ap-
propriate for any occasion even Independence Day or
Halloween.
I know some people who buy boxes of cards so during


Adam Berry
aberry@alligator.org


Christmas they have extra ones
just in case more people visit than
they expected.
Let's avoid all of this: the ge-
neric presents, the re-gifting, the
pointless Christmas cards. We
need a better system.
First, we need to get rid of
Christmas cards. Like I said be-
fore, they're useless unless they


have cash in them.
When I get a Christmas card and open it, if there isn't
money in it, I just stare at it for about.10 seconds. Then I
put my hand to my chest and say, "Oh, [name], you're so
sweet."
After Christmas cards are wiped out, we must force
people to sign up for Christmas registries, like the ones
people set up when they get married. People just make
lists of reasonably priced items at stores they like.
It's that simple. Then we force people to use those
registries.
Think about it: You would always get what you want,
and you would never have to worry about not knowing
what to get someone.
You wouldn't have to worry about getting two of the
same thing, and you wouldn't have to wait in the post-
Christmas return lines.
Or if you're like me and you don't have the patience to
wait in line, you'd be spared from letting your unwanted
gifts sit in your closet for longer than a year only pitch-
ing them after the guilt of not wanting them fades.
Christmas shouldn't be like this.
These days, Christmas is really about survival try-
ing to balance everything else in your life along with buy-
ing gifts for 20 people and still managing to get the gifts
wrapped and under the Christmas tree on time.
This time of year, after we take our last final exams, we
shouldn't have to worry about gifts. We should be relax-
ing around a fire, finalizing our Christmas registries.
Adam Berry is a senior majoring in journalism. He is the
managing editor of the Alligator.


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WARING, from page 5

ple who live in a fantasy land
where people give each other
cars for Christmas. I hope I'm
not the only one whose eyes roll
at those commercials.
Doesn't part of the responsi-
bility, however, lie with us? We
want these holidays to come
very badly. Maybe we never
lose our childhood appreciation
for the holidays, that inner spirit
that still wants to lie awake at
night waiting impatiently for
them to come. That's not so
inconceivable. The mere fact
that people continue to watch
"Flavor of Love" is proof that
maturity has not killed our in-
ner child.
We also welcome the
holidays because, in case you
haven't noticed, we work like
dogs nowadays. The knowl-
edge that a sizable break is on
the way is the only thing keep-
ing most of us on life support at
the moment, besides plenty of


mochaccino lattes or whatever
they're called these days. In our
minds we're already back home,
which helps us get through it
all. So a little early anticipation
is a good thing.
Still, let's set a few ground
rules. The Christmas mu-
sic absolutely cannot start
until Dec. 1 at the earlie-t. As\k
anyone who suffers through
a hundred choruses of "Jingle
Bells" each year: Three weeks is
plenty of time for those tunes to
burrow into our heads.
Those who choose to set
their radios on the 24-hour
Christmas stations should be
placed on a list of criminals
against humanity. And let's not
have the shopping start until
at least Black Friday. I want my
relatives focusing on churning
out the Thanksgiving goodies.
I was able to walk away from
the dinner table under my own
power this year. There's no ex-
cuse for that.
Matt Waring is a student at
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Letters to the cP.
Salary understandable when compared
I was surprised at some of my friends'
reactions to the article on UF President Bernie
Machen's salary.
The people floored by the figure of the bo-
nuses and salary need to take into account his
worth to the university.
His earnings of more than $700,000 are rea-
sornathble consirino- the C'EOs of an S&,P .500


companies earn millions of dolla
a S&P 500 company, but it certain
operation to sneeze at.



One common factor unites al
Pepsi or Coke? Who to vote f
coming presidential election?
Here's something each and e
can agree on: President Mache
tirely too much money.
Dy


Machen's pay could be bette
So President Machen jus
$300,000 in bonuses.
Maybe if he worried about
my college's debt as much as e
already ridiculously large pay
wouldn't be a debt problem.


nonathletic majority of UF faculty, staff and
students peaceably but firmly revolts? Is any-
one out there?
Dave Steadman
curator, Florida Museum of Natural History

U .


rs. UF is not Paul wants U.S. to withdraw fr
nly is not an All this talk about Ron Paul is
he wants to withdraw from Ira
Michael Hall ately (along with Dennis Kucinid
3BA Gravel.) Yes, he opposes the war
And yes, he opposes the USA Patr
one issue trumps everything else
most all wants to withdraw from the Unitet
or in the up- Let that sink in for a second. R
the United Nations, Mr. Paul's Wel
very student "We must withdraw from any or
n makes en- ... that infringe upon the freedom
pendence of the United States of A
lan Sawmore That issue alone should silen
4LS Paul debate. The United Nations is
tional forum that allows diplomacy
r spent to work. You can argue that it's i
st pocketed bureaucratic, but it's still a step toy
macy. Mr. Paul doesn't mean peac
the status of means the opposite.
nhancing his So let's stop pretending Mr. Pau
'check, there in 2008. Or more importantly, let'
Mr. Paul doesn't have a hope in 20(


Jonathan Bull
2LS


Machen's salary should anger us all
Would someone please explain to me
the logic of giving President Machen nearly
$300,000 in bonuses when his main accom-
plishments this year were implementing harsh-
budget cuts and promoting Pepsi?
Nero would be proud. How much more
gaudy elitism must we suffer before the


Abortion laws must be consist
I am writing in response to
letters to the editor. Wylie Green
that "we can have it both way:
comes to abortion is ridiculous. A]
Americans and abortion-rights An
diametrically opposed to one anot
Anti-abortion Americans say


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on drugs.
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murder, while abortion-rights Americans say
abortion is far from being a crime and should
be considered a right.
This same act cannot be considered a
heinous crime in some states and a God-
given right in others. That would be ludicrous.
Unfortunately, we can't all be right when it
comes to abortion. If one side is right, then
the other is wrong. To believe anything to the
contrary is just naive.
Mark LaBelle
2FA

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d Nations. UF spends too much money frivolously
Referring to I'm writing in response to Eric
site states, Przybylinski's Tuesday letter, "Fees necessary
ganizations for improvements." Yes, the fees would be all
n and inde- right if UF knew how to spend the money
merica." properly. Mr. Przybylinski said "UF is a re-
ce the Ron markably efficient public university." With all
an intema- due respect, I don't think this is so.
y a chance Spending $200 dollars a pop on beanbags
Effective or so students could sleep in the library was ri-
ward diplo- diculous. Besides, I would never go near those
:e. Mr.. Paul things for fear of crabs.
Then there was the unnecessary purchase
1 has a hope of new weight-room equipment when the pre-
s pray that vious equipment could have lasted another
08. decade. UF could have opened a new gym in
Brad Ibach town with that old equipment.
2LS Then there are the many flat-screen tele-
visions throughout campus. And these are
not your kitchen TVs these things are like
entu jumbotrons. They air CNN all the time, so
Tuesday's while students wait hours for an adviser, we
s proposal can blankly stare at them instead of reading
s" whetn it a book. These things may seem important to
nti-abortion some, but they are superfluous.
ercans are If UF administrators had just one
her. measly brain cell, they would hire three
abortion s Shakespearian professors before the last of


the Shakespeareans says adieu. In a year or
two, UF will be without a true Shakespearean
professor. And Machen says he wants UF to be
a Top-10 school. But it is impossible to become
one without Shakespearean professors. Wake
up, Bernie and dust some of the cobwebs
out of the math department, too.
Michael Walker
4LS



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Tuesday's editorial asked about all the de-
lay for construction of University Comers and
blamed it on legal battles in the courts because
of the $98 million tax giveaway to the develop-
ers by the Gainesville City Commission.
Well, what ever happened to the concept of
risk when it comes to development by capital-
ists?
If a capitalist developer can't put up his
own money for his own well thought-out plan
and take his own risk about whether to make a
bundle or lose a bundle, then he's got no busi-
ness being a capitalist.
I took a risk in buying a house, and I pay
my property taxes every year without any
subsidy or tax break from city commissioners.
Where's my handout?
As a related article pointed out, there were
19 thriving businesses in that location before
this debacle began. Now none of them are
paying property taxes and the space is being
wasted. The local governments should not be
subsidizing capitalist development.
These same capitalists are usually the first
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'Superbug' hospitalizations soar over six-year period


By STEVEN WEINER
Alligator Writer

The number of people hospitalized with a
potentially deadly strain of antibiotic-resistant
bacteria increased 220 percent over six years,
according to a study co-authored by a UF
scientist.
The study reported that 127,000 people
were hospitalized with methicillin-resistant'
Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, in 1999. The
number soared to 280,000 in 2005.
In most instances, MRSA starts as a skin
infection, which is usually not life threatening.
But if the bacteria enter the blood stream, the
infection can become more serious and pos-
sibly lethal.
David Smith, a professor in the UF depart-
ment of zoology and the Emerging Pathogens
Institute said the study is the first to analyze
trends in hospitalization due to MRSA.
"MRSA is out of control. Our numbers Aug-
gest that Staph and MRSA infections should
become a national-research and public-health
priority," he said in a UF news release.
MRSA, known sometimes as the "super-
bug," is resistant to all but the most potent
antibiotics. In some cases, the infection is able
to repel vancomycin, one of the "last resort"
antibiotics on the market.
MRSA has been an emerging threat to


people working in hospitals and health care
facilities since the early 1990s. However, the
new study revealed a shifting pattern toward
MRSA infections spreading in the general
community.
The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention reported 18,650 deaths in the
United States from serious, "invasive" MRSA
infections in 2005.
"This kind of (research) is very
powerful and .can help change
policy."
Dr. Frederick Southwick
UF College of Medicine professor


Dr. Frederick Southwick, professor and
chief of infectious diseases in the UF College of
Medicine, hopes the study brings more aware-
ness to the importance of fighting MRSA.
"This kind of (research) is very powerful
and can help change policy. There needs to be
more money invested in how to prevent the
spread of this organism," he said.
Tom Belcuore, director of the Alachua
County Health Department, said although in-
stances of MRSA have occurred in Gainesville,
the department does not consider it an epi-


demic.
Belcuore said outbreaks of MRSA in
Gainesville high schools were frequently re-
lated to students with sports-related scrapes
and injuries.
Transmission of MRSA is common through


contact with an open wound, he added.
"Through wound maintenance and wound
care, the spread of MRSA can be slowed,"
Belcuore said. "Any place where you have
people crowded together, the bacteria can
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UF student dies


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* CHERYL MARTINEZ RECEIVED A
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By KIM WILMATH
Alligator Staff Writer
kwilmath@alligator.org
A UF student died Thursday following compli-
cations from a kidney transplant.
Cheryl Martinez, a 20-year-old UF health
education student, "had been sick for quite some
time," said Steve Orlando, UF spokesman.
Martinez received a kidney transplant Nov. 20
at Shands at UF and died about a week later.
In a Facebook note on Nov. 21, Martinez wrote
that she had been diagnosed with
Local renal failure due to lupus and placed
News on a list for donations a year and a
half ago.
Lupus is a chronic disease in which the immune
system attacks normal tissue.
"Tuesday morning at 3:30 a.m. I got a phone
call from Shands saying they received a kidney for
,me," Martinez wrote.
"I just want to thank everyone for the support
you guys have given me during my time of recov-
ery after my transplant," she wrote in another note
Nov. 26. "I should be out of the hospital soon and
back to crazy ole Cheryl."
Michael Murphy, a UF history junior, took a
religion class with Martinez. He said Martinez was
always enthusiastic about participating in dass
discussions, and he was surprised to find out that
his classmate wouldn't return.
"It puts things in perspective for you and
makes you realize that other people have bigger
problems," Murphy wrote in an e-mail. "I am
busy worrying about exams, which seems trivial
in comparison."


Eight hundred marchers, nine miles,
and seven hours for one penny.
At 9:30 a.m. Friday. 800 activists, stu-
dents, artists, farm workers and people
of faith gathered across the street from
Goldman Sachs. the largest shareholder
of Burger King s stocks, to march nine
miles through the streets of Miami. They
were marching to the corporate headquar-


ters of Burger King to demand the corpo-
raton pay one penny more per pound of
tomatoes directly to the farm workers who
pick them.
The protesters, representative of all
ages, races and social classes, came to
Miami from throughout the United States
to deliver one message: "Burger King
Exploits Farmworkers."


Burger King refused a proposal in
February by the Coalition of Imrnoklalee
Workers to pay the extra penny stating
that the corporation does not nhaje di-
rect contact vith the farm workers, that
they are not Burger King employees, and
therefore not the responsibility of the
corporation.
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Board may set goals


By KIM WILMATH
Alligator Staff Writer
kwilmath@alligator.org

Florida's 11 universities may soon
face more specific performance goals
that could help guide the state's
funding decisions.
The Florida Board of Governors,
the State University System's highest
governing body, will vote Thursday
on whether to create a contract sys-
tem between the state and state uni-
versities, said Bill Edmonds, spokes-
man for the board.
Edmonds said the project, known
as Forward by Design, would allow
the board to know what specific
goals each university is working on.
The board will expect them to com-
plete the goals for financial rewards.
Goals include reaching set enroll-
ment or graduation rates.
The contract will let the universi-
ties know they have the board's full


support, and it would ensure the
board would provide institutions
with resources they need, he said.
Other universities around the
country, such as the University of
Texas, have already had success with
similar contracts with their state leg-
islatures, he said.
Edmonds said the board would
hammer out the details
of Florida's program
State and each school's goals
NewS later.
The board will also
vote on a code of ethics to govern
student loans, he said.
Florida universities haven't had
many concerns with the ethics of
their loan companies, Edmonds said.
However, Florida Attorney General
Bill McCollum asked the board to
draft a code of conduct anyway.
Edmonds said the board is ex-
pected to approve the proposals.


HOLIDAYS

Tree farm offers spruces, firs


By JENNIFER BINGAMAN
Alligator Contributing Writer
Gainesville residents looking to tap into
their inner lumberjack this holiday season
don't have to look very far.
Out on State Road 45, Bill DuBois of-
fers spruces and firs on the Bill DuBois
Christmas Tree Farm to anyone willing to
wield an ax.
DuBois sells his evergreens for $25,
everything from fledgling seeds to 13-foot
titans.
"People love these big trees now because
they have vaulted ceilings," he said.
His trees aren't the same as those grown
in the cool air and snowy grounds up north,
but DuBois said his trees have an advantage
that northern trees don't have.
"My trees are all natural color," he said.
According to DuBois, most trees grown
up north and brought south are tinted with
green dyes. DuBois said he has all sorts of
people visit his High Springs tree farm.
"It just doesn't follow a pattern," he
said.
He also offers a more eco-friendly ap-
proach to the all-natural Christmas tree.
DuBois will pot a tree with its roots for


his customers who want to replant their
trees after the holidays.
He said fake trees may pose more of a
fire hazard than one of his spruces or firs.
Natural trees pose no risk as long as they
are regularly watered while fake trees can
be ignited by string lights, he said.
"People love these big trees
now because they have vaulted
ceilings."
Bill DuBois
,owner of Bill DuBois Christmas tree farm

However, Laura Koppel, Gainesville Fire
Rescue spokeswoman, said natural trees be-
come highly flammable if they dry out.
Fake Christmas trees are safe if they are
flame retardant, she said. There are basic
safety measures everyone should take with
their trees during the holidays.
Both types of trees should be kept at
least three feet from any'heat source and
string lights should be checked regularly,
Koppel said.
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their outlets because long electrical cords
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UF to honor Cade


By KIM WILMATH
Alligator Staff Writer
kwilmath@alligator.org

UF will hold a memorial ser-
vice for Dr. Robert Cade, one of
the creators of Gatorade and a
former UF professor, today in the
University Auditorium at 2 p.m.
Cade died Nov. 27 at age 80.
Faculty, staff and students are in-
vited to attend the service.
Cade, UF's first kidney special-
ist, and several other UF research-
ers invented the famous sports
drink for the UF football team in
1965.
UF President Bernie Machen
will welcome guests to the ser-
vice.
"Dr. Cade was quite a charac-
ter," Machen said at a meeting of
UF's Board of Trustees on Friday.
"He was a fascinating guy, down
to earth and unassuming. He's


certainly going to be missed."
Speakers include Dr. Edward
Block, chairman of UF's depart-
ment of medicine, and Phoebe
Miles, one of Cade's six children.
The Rev. John Roth, pastor of
First Lutheran

Gainesville,
will deliver
the invocation
and closing
S .~ remarks.
T" Professors
from UF's
Cade College of
Music will present several music
selections, and there will be'a
video honoring Cade.
"He had literally hundreds of
colleagues and friends, and he had
a big family," said Steve Orlando,
UF spokesman. "I would imagine
we could expect hundreds of
people."


Moseley reviews achievements


* HE HIGHLIGHTED SUSTAINABILITY.

By ILEANA MORALES
Alligator Writer

Student Government officials met to hear about
the progress SG has made so far this semester.
Student Body President Ryan Moseley led the
discussion about SG's progress, highlighting ac-
complishments that included research projects and
sustainability efforts.
Sen. Christopher Denton, a Gator senator who
represents District A, said Tuesday's meeting was
to "re-energize" senators and keep them focused for
the spring semester.
"There's always more to do, and I just think with
the group we have tackling these issues, it makes
the amount look smaller," Deriton said.
Moseley ended the meeting by thanking SG
officials for their work and reminding them of the
tasks ahead.
"There's still a lot to get accomplished by the end
of the year, and students deserve that, Moseley
said.
Sen. Thomas Cockriel, a Gator senator who rep-
resents District B, said SG has to continue to work
hard to see progress in the spring.
"Just because we got a few sustainability things
accomplished.... We still can get more done sustain-


ability-wise," he said.
Cockriel said he is satisfied with SG's successes
so far but hopes to see other projects in progress
finished soon.
He said the projects he would most like to
see completed include moving CD course packs
online and rebuilding the band shell on Flavet
Field.
The Gator Party "had a very tangible set of goals,
and this is why we're seeing a lot of them come into
fruition," Cockriel said.
Student During the Senate meet-
Government ing following the discussion,
Student Senate President Kevin
Reilly said this year has been marked by three major
completed goals.
He said these goals were extending Library
West's hours during final exams, starting a textbook
buyback Web site with the UF Bookstore and allow-
ing students to use their credit cards at all campus
dining locations.
The Senate also approved legislation to provide
money for Healthy Gators and the Bulgarian Club,
two student organizations.
The Senate also passed a resolution honoring
Dr. Robert Cade, one of the inventors of Gatorade.
Cade visited UF on Nov. 16 for a ceremony com-
memorating Gatorade before he died of kidney
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* CARMEN CAUDRON MOVED TO
GAINESVILLE IN 1975.

By KORI FREDERICK
Alligator Writer
Most people probably don't remember a
time when the homeless in Gainesville were
turned away from churches and left with
nothing. A time before multiple student and
community groups advocated for the home-
less. Carmen Caudron remembers.
That's why she founded the St. Francis
House.
She worked to create a soup kitchen be-
hind St. Augustine Church that eventually
grew into the St. Francis House of today on
Main Street.
Caudron, 78, had her first encounter with
the homeless in Gainesville when she moved
to the city in 1975.
She came with her husband, Jarvis, who
had just become a professor at UF.
She was attending St. Augustine Church
on University Avenue when she met Father
Robert Baker. Baker, who is now a bishop, was
a young priest at 32 years old.
He prepared peanut butter and jelly sand-
wiches and put them in bags for the homeless,
which upset some parishioners.
They said it brought homeless people into
the church. One woman told Baker that she
would report him to the bishop if he didn't
stop.
Caudron was disgusted when Baker told
her what had been going on.
Caudron, who comes from a wealthy fam-
ily in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, said her mother
used to feed the homeless from the family
kitchen.


"Every day, for lunch and dinner, people
would line up around the block to get fed,"
she said.
"My mother would never turn anyone
away."
She said she thought a lot about what her
mother had done and what she had learned
from the nuns in school about giving to the
poor and needy.
She told Baker that she would make a soup


kitchen if he would pay for efficiency and
water.
He showed her a place that used to be a
chapel out in the back of St. Augustine.
It was a wreck, but it was everything
Caudron needed to start the St. Francis Soup
Kitchen, the precursor to St. Francis House.
Baker and Caudron met with The Salvation
Army and other smaller soup kitchens in the
fall of 1978.


Megan Miller / Alligator
Carmen Caudron, 78, founded what later became the St. Francis House after finding a
need for a kitchen to feed the homeless.


Caudron told them that she was going
to open up a large soup kitchen, though she
didn't have the money to support her en-
deavor.
The first money she received was a $300
check from a man from Keystone Heights.
Within a week she had organized a board
of directors, become a nonprofit organization
and opened a bank account.
"It was meant to be," she said. "Baker says
I have a direct line to the Father. If you believe
mountains will move, you can do anything."
The kitchen opened as planned on Jan. 22,
1979 in the chapel at St. Augustine.
Various volunteers came to feed the desti-
tute, many of whom Caudron remembers.'
One such person was a college student
named "Wayne." She said "Wayne" was so
poor he had to eat dog food to keep from
starving.
He was too embarrassed to come to the
soup kitchen because he didn't want anyone
to know about his situation.
Every day, Caudron would make him two
peanut butter sandwiches.
"I put him through school on peanut butter
and jelly," she said. "But it was better than him
eating dog food or starving."
During the first three years, the kitchen fed
50,000 people. One day, there were 200 people
eating lunch in the kitchen, she said.
The wife of a minister, who was serving the
soup, said she needed to talk to Caudron. She
took the lid off a soup container and revealed
it to be full.
She said she had served everyone from that
soup container but the contents had miracu-
lously not gone down.
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ShandsCair team members build bonds, consider each other family


SHANDS, from Page 1

tions transport specialist, said they
receive a lot of scene calls, or inci-
dents involving people who are se-
riouisly ill or have been in accidents.
In addition to being a dispatcher,
Brown also serves as an ambulance
driver and makes trips to the emer-
gency room.
Brown said he enjoys dispatch-
ing more because it makes him feel
like he's in the heart of operations.
A little after 8 a.m. Tuesday,
ShandsCair teams held a morning
briefing, discussing .the weather,
scheduled maintenance and prob-
lems the outgoing shift had.
Shortly before the briefing,
Brown received a call from Shands
Lake Shore Hospital in Lake City.

Crucial Cases
A woman who was about 30
weeks pregnant went into pre-term
labor and possibly needed helicop-
ter transport.
Ambulances couldn't arrive for
another 2 to 4 hours.
The orange and blue Agusta
A-109 Power helicopter, which can
go about 170 miles per hour, was
wheeled out of the hangar by a trac-
tor and placed on the launch pad.
As soon as team members were
ready to take off, another call ac-
knowledged that the patient was
stable enough for available ground
transport.
The mission was aborted.
Jim Howard, flight program
coordinator, said the helicopter is
saved for the most critical cases.
"The last thing you want to do is
fly routine patients who don't really
need it," Howard said.

Down to the Second
Trauma calls take up about 65
percent of helicopter missions;
which was the result of Shands at.
UF becoming a level-one trauma
center two years ago, Howard said.
i ShandsCair cannot predict when
it will receive transport missions,
he said. '
"Today's typical," Howard said.
"It's not much different from an
EMS station or a fire station in that it
can be boring or extremely exciting.
You never know day by day."


Flight paramedic Bruce Young
said the helicopter houses every-
thing from IV equipment to blood
pressure cuffs.
"It's like a flying ICU (Intensive
Care Unit)," Young said.
Pilot Steve Pierce, 52, said he's
been flying for 20 years.
"I just focus on my job up front
and let them do their job," Pierce
said.
Flight nurse Staccie Allen said
trusting the pilot makes it easier to
care for patients in the back.
"We don't have to worry about
what's going on in the air," Allen
said.
The ShandsCair helicopter lands
on the hospital's launch pad at the
12th floor, and the crew wheels
critical patients to the Emergency
Room.
Physicians and nurses try to sta-
bilize the patient during the golden
hour, which is the first vital hour
to improve the person's mortality
rate.
Allen said they usually take
patients that nobody else wants to
transport, due to lack of equipment
or experience.

"The last thing you want to
do is fly routine patients
who don't really need it."
.Jim Howard
flight program coordinator


Transporting Babies
Besides traumas, neonatal care
.is another one of ShandCair's spe-
cialties. In the helicopter, there are
monitoring, oxygen and heating
systems for ill babies.
Respiratory therapist Bill
Chesser helps out at Shands'
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit dur-
ing the downtime at work.
ShandsCair tends to transport
women who have higher-risk
pregnancies.
They prefer that women give
birth on the ground, Chesser said.,
"The womb is a much better
transport than we are," he said.
Allen said they will occasion-
ally deliver the mother and then
take the baby back by helicopter.
Howard said several coun-


Andrew Stanlill. Alligator Staff
Pilot Steve Pierce adjusts settings during preflight checks in the
ShandsCair helicopter on the roof of Shands at UF.


ties around Gainesville rely on
ShandsCair because they have no
medical facility.
"Some of these rural counties
really need that back-up support,"
he said.

'It's Intense At Times'
The jet ShandsCair uses for
longer distances is kept at the
Gainesville Regional Airport.
Despite long distances, the
crew also faces long hours.
With a critical patient on their
hands and fatigue building from
a 24-hour shift, the job can be-
come grueling.
"It's intense at times," Young
said. "I think we all know that's
what we're in it for."
Allen said an important factor
of ShandsCair's success is trust-
ing teammates.
"You're able to sense before
it happens what your partner is
going to do," she said. "There
isn't one person I wouldn't work
with."
Her teammate, Todd Brooks, is
a paramedic who said they have
to learn from each other.
"You have to know the
strengths and weaknesses of ev-
erybody," Brooks said.
Meurer understands the rough
decision-making that goes on in
the air.
During a flight, there was bad
weather and a patient was dying
from an abdominal aneurism,
Meurer said.
They had to decide whether
the patient died or the aircraft
crashed due to bad weather.
"It's one of the more tough
things we've had to do," he said.

ShandsCair Family
Meurer, who was named
National Air Medical Director
of the Year by the Air Medical
Physician Association, was nomi-
nated by his crew.
He has been at Shands at UF
since 1993 and his leadership has


Andrew Stanfill. Alligator Staff
TOP: Flight nurses Deana Nechodom and Staccie Allen check sup-
plies in the ShandsCair helicopter.
ABOVE: John Brown, a communications transport specialist for
ShandsCair, speaks on a direct line to the Shands emergency
department while Staccie Allen, a flight nurse with the program,
speaks on the phone with Shands Lakeshore Hospital.


impressed the ShandsCair crew.
"They make my job easy,"
Meurer said.
Last year was the 25th an-
niversary of ShandsCair, and
Meurer said they got to look at
past photos of team members.
"It was funny to recognize
faces you see around the hospital
now when they were 20 years
younger," he said.
Last Christmas, they had a


party at the hangar. Families at-
tended and a communications
specialist dressed up like Santa.
"We're all just big kids at heart
sometimes," Meurer said.
The members of ShandsCair
have spent so much time together
that they have become a family,
Meurer said.
"I trust them with my life," he
said. "I trust them with the lives
in our service area."






16, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5,2007

LOCAL

Food bank running short on supplies for holidays


By OLEE FOWLER
Alligator Contributing Writer

Before Thanksgiving, the Bread of the
Mighty Food Bank, low on food, put a call out
to Gainesville citizens for donations.
Enough food was collected to provide for
those in need, but as Christmas approaches,
the bank is running low again.
"Yes, they responded and yes, the food
was great, but now we are almost back to
where we were before Thanksgiving," said
Kristina Stubbs, the food bank administrative
assistant.
In early November, Anne Voyles, the direc-
tor of the food bank, said she panicked when
she realized how low the food supply was.
"I have been here almost eight years and
the bank almost 20, and we had never been
out of food," she said. "This year we were out
of food. I had cookies, crackers, that sort of
thing, but we couldn't meet real needs."
Voyles spread the word about the food
scarcity at the bank, and she credits the com-
munity for making this Thanksgiving a suc-
cessful one.
With the help of donations from local
drives, the food bank was able to assemble


more than 400 food baskets.
But the food didn't last long, and now the
bank is suffering another shortage.
"We went through 11,000 pounds of food
just for Thanksgiving alone, and that is on
top of the usual orders we get," Stubbs said.
"There is just an enormous demand for the
food."
"There is just an enormous
demand for the food."
Kristina Stubbs
food bank administrative assistant

The bank is one of the more than 200 mem-
bers of America's Second Harvest, which is a
nationwide food bank, Voyles said.
Bread of the Mighty doesn't give directly to
the individuals in need, but it is a warehouse
for food donations that will be organized and
given to one of the 150 groups it works with
around the area, Voyles said.
The food bank is the largest supplier of
food to nonprofit organizations in Alachua
County and four surrounding counties, and
it, like other food banks, has been noticing
considerable decreases in its food supply since
this summer.


The dwindling supplies make the organi-
zations that regularly use the food banks, such
as the Fire of God Ministries, seek out other
sources to feed the people.
"We feed 180 to 300 people a week, four
times a weekwith the lines growing longer all
the time" said Marcia Conwell, a volunteer at
the ministry. "We now have to go to the main
grocery store a few times a month to get the
supplies we need, something we've never had
to do before this year."
Along with local food drives, food banks
throughout the country depend on several
different sources for donations.
The first source food banks rely on is the
farming industry and the food acquired by
the United States Agriculture Department's
Bonus Commodity Program, which buys sur-
plus produce from the farmers, Voyles said.
But she said there are fewer products for
the government to buy because the agricul-
tural industry has been doing-well in recent
years.
Competition from discount stores is also a
large factor in the shortage.
With the popularity of 99-cent stores and
other low-cost retailers growing in recent
years, grocery stores are starting to sell their
excess inventory off to them as opposed to


donating it to the banks like they have in the
past, she said. In addition, demand for the
food has increased over the past year as well,
Voyles said.
While many people think that food-dona-
tion centers only feed the homeless, Conwell
said this isn't the case. More people being fed
at these centers have jobs but still fall into the
category of the "working poor"- someone
who is employed but still is living below the
poverty line, she said.

Food Bank Facts
The Bread of the Mighty Food Bank
feeds 180 to 300 people four days
each week

About 2 million pounds of food are
distributed through the bank each
year. which equates to 1.5 million
meals.

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USDA distributor in the area and
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Few complaints

filed each year

BATHROOM, from Page 1

Despite a phone number listed in bathrooms,
Bacon said few students call to make complaints.
He said he cannot confirm the actual number of
calls, but he does not feel there are more than five
per year regarding unsanitary conditions.
Pam Walker, the ombudsman for the physical
plant division, said most calls are related to lack of
products in the restrooms.
Building services always tries to improve the
conditions of restrooms, putting up more soap
and paper towel dispensers and stocking rooms
with extra toilet paper, he said.
"We appreciate the calls because it alerts us of
problems and allows us to respond immediately,"
she said.
But Walker, who receives the calls, said most
students would rather complain about the mess.
"I'd rather squat over the toilet and deal with
the smell than make the effort to call," Kirby
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been raised in about 20 years.
Guehnlmann said many dentists can't
afford to take patients on Medicaid.
"It isn't worth it," he said. "I don't
blame them. It's expensive to run an
office."
While UF teaches its dental stu-
dents and residents the importance of
providing access to care for everyone,
Guelmann said, these students typically
graduate hundreds of thousands of dol-
lars in debt from student loans.
Still, many dentists and new gradu-
ates do what they can to help, Guelmann
said.
A lot of them either offer free dental
work for certain families or set aside one
day a month for free dental care.
Others donate their time at free
dental clinics where seeing patients on
Medicaid doesn't hurt their business.
"Dentists start careers with huge
debts, and they need to pay the bills,"
Guelmann said.
Guelmann said the cost of running a
practice isn't always the reason dentists
do not accept patients on Medicaid.
Alot of Medicaid patients don't show
up for their appointments.


To combat the issue, Guelmann said,
parents of the patients must sign an
agreement on the child's first visit stat-
ing that if they miss two appointments
without informing the clinic, they'll be
dropped from the practice.
"It's a way for us to enforce compli-
ance," he said, adding that very few
patients are dropped.
However, not all of
Public the 15,000 patients the
Health clinic sees in a year are on
Medicaid.
Guelmann said the clinic also sees
patients who have been referred to
them from private-practice dentists.
Some of these patients have behavioral
problems.
Those patients could be hyperactive
or frightened from being touched by
strangers. Some children are so afraid
that they scream and kick, he said.
Occasionally, children need to be se-
dated for these problems, which he said
is more easily done in a hospital.
Because the waiting list is compiled
on a first-come, first-serve basis, no
one is given a preference unless the
patient is in a medically compromising
situation or is experiencing pain.
If a patient is in pain, he or she can be


admitted for emergency work.
When admitted, the patient's emer-
gency problem is fixed. If there are
smaller problems such as cavities, the
patient will have to join the waiting list
for a separate appointment.
"We don't leave anyone in pain,"
Guelmann said.
Although he said the best way to
fix problems the dental clinic faces is
to raise Medicaid's reimbursement fee,
Guelmann said there are other alterna-
tives. ,
One way to address the problem of
access to care is to graduate more den-
tists, he added. But those numbers are
falling after reaching a high of 5,750
graduating dentists in 1982, the number
fell to 4,440 in 2003.
The American Dental Association
stated it only saw a lack of dentists in ru-
ral areas and does not see a need to open
any additional dental schools.
Still, Guelmann said Medicaid's low
rates are what are driving dentists away
from low-income patients.
"Every dentist knows about
Medicaid," he said. "And the problem is
critical in Florida."
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Country Living Privacy. Furn house. 2BR,
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La mancha 914 SW 8th Ave 2 blocks to
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08-7-1

AVAILABLE DEC 1st Nice Furnished 1 BR
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great area call 352-328-8583 12-5-6-1

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12-5-07-5-1

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538-2181 Iv message 12-5-71-2

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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
FALL MOVE-IN SPECIAL!
1 BR Loft Style
Starting at $600 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

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 centAC/H $925
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
www.gore-rabell.com 12-5-07-71-2

_ 2BR + BONUS ROOM
Great SW 34th location
ONLY $699
Gym*Pool*Alarm*Dishwasher
Only 2 Left! 376-0828 12-5-07-71-2

1- Awesome Location & Affordable!
Private single-story Villa
1BR $529* 2BR $669 w/water
2 Pools*Laundry*Alarm
Only 1 left! 375-1519 12-5-07-71-2


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1BR VILLA ONLY $539, Sept FREE!
1/2 mile to UF & Butler Plaza
Walk-In closet! Alarms avail
375-3077 Avail NOW & FALL. Open Sat.
12-5-71-2

1BR apt. w/pvt gated courtyard in small quiet
professional complex. Close to Shands/VA
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.
12-5-07-70-2


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ONLY 1 MILE to UF!
Across from NEW Starbucks!
HUGE apts*Pool*Laundry
2br $699 $869
Open Afternoons*378-1755
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2BR/2.5BA DSL/Cbl incl $949
5BR/2BA Near UF $1295
4BR/4BA Near UF $1250
Ask about our Move-In Specials

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

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

HUMONGOUS 3BR
NEW Carpet*NEW Breakfast Bar
Large floorplan ONLY $879
ONE MONTH FREE
$599/mo rent for two months!
Just renovated 333-1120 12-5-40-2

RIGHT Place, RIGHT Price, RIGHT NOW!
Across street from VA hospital. Walk to
Shands, UF, Vet school.1 & 2 BR condo-
homes from $625 available for immediate
move-in. Grad student & hospital employee
discounts. Renovated units avail. Cats OK.
Union Properties, Summit House 376-9668
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 1-23-07-30-2

HISTORIC APARTMENTS
Available in Fall. 1-2-3 bedrooms, Hardwood
floors, fans, porches, downtown. No dogs.
1st-last-security. 373-3736 1-23-07-30-2


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

Luxury on Sale
Save $100/month
Now only $570/person
2br/2.5ba on sorority row
W/D, dishwasher, alarm
Available Jan 4th! 372-7111
4-23-08-72-2

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

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/1ba Walk to Law School
1bd/1ba Walk to Law School
2bd/1 ba 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


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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

Newly Renovated 2BR/1BA
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, ;JZONDOS,
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
Walk to class @ UF. W/D incl. Big fenced
yard. 716 NW4th Ave. $750/mo. billconradco
nstruction@yahoo.com 472-9273 1-11-23-2

Want a washer and dryer FREE!
2BR ready now with w/d Great Specials!
Just $744 and get $50 off per month!!!
352-376-4002 pinetreegardens.com
12-5-16-2

Newly remodeled 2B/2B @ Oakbrook Walk
Walk to Shands!
Washer/dryer, free internet/cable
Ready immediately!
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 gvll32601@grhail.com
12-5-07-15-2

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
1-7-07-15-2

BEAUTIFULAND LUXURIOUS
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.
12-5-07-12-2

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
12-5-07-12-2

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
12-5-07-12-2

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

REMODELED 2/1
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
12-5-11-2

4BR House Avail
9 Blocks-from Campus
$450 $500 a room. Call Eric 682-7424
12-5-12-2

PETS PARADISE
$425-$650. No app or pet fee. 2PR, privacy
fence & fireplace. SW. Short lease some
units. 352-331-2099 12-5-07-10-2


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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.
12-5-9-2

Two-Story Vintage Home-Cute & Clean!!
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
1-7-08-9-2

2BR/1BA with large yard. Safe, quiet neigh-
borhood -wih trees-near University. Washer
and Drier. Call Hamilton at 262-2731 $700/
mo. 1-7-08-8-2

2BR 1BA 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

IBR 1BA 1 BLKTO UF!
Grad II Apts, Carpet,
Central H & Air, Laundry
1236 SW 4th Avenue $575
Includes Utilities. Call
Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 12-5-4-2

2BR 1BAApt 1 BLKto UF!
Wood Floors, Window A/C
Nat Gas ht. $625/Mo
1210 Sw 3rd Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 12-5-4-2

***THREE HOUSES***
*3BR/1BA house large lot in Micanopy huge
bath. $700. O3BR/1 BA house on Archer near
Publix $600 *OBR/apt in antique house
dwntwn $500. lst,last,dep. 376-3291 12-
5-7-2

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-
7-08-7-2

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
377-421 tl2-5-07-5-2

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
727-214-7008 12-5-07-6-2

1BR 1BAApt1 BLKto UF
Carpet, Windo A/C, Nat gas ht
1218 SW 3rd Avenue #14 $450/Mo
Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494
12-5-5-2

2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE
624 SW 70th Terrace, A. $595. Leave mes-
sage 386-462-1257 12-5-07-5-2

UNIQUE RENTAL-WOODED OASIS IN
CENTER OF TOWN! Porches-Privacy fence-
complete remodel!Bus @ driveway.Looking
for like minded people to share amazing
space!Rooms$350-$425 Call Now! 5143690
1-17-08-14-2

SPACIOUS 2/2.5 TWNHSE 1250 SQ FT,
BUS RT 4 UF/SFCC.FREE INTERNET &
CABLE W/HBO, W/D.POOL, CLUBHSE,
24-HR GYM, THEATRE RM, TENNIS CRT.
READY NOW! ONLY $1050, 262-5262. 1-
8-08-7-2

2B/2B Townhouse SW G'ville Avail. Jan.
Spacious rooms Quiet apt. complex
Pet friend, $850 + util.
Call (352)278-0728 1-8-08-6-2

Available NOW, 2BRs in a large 4/2 house.
TWO blocks from campus (Norman Hall)
Rent is $400 a room. If interested please
contact Katherine 850-699-2950 or Karyn
813-299-4797 1-7-08-5-2

New 4BR house less than 1 mi from UF.
Looking for roommates $475/mo + 1/4
utils. W/D, sewer, water, internet, cable incl.
Avail 1/1M/8. Call 954-410-0024 or email
jburke@ryanfl.com 1-7-08-5-2


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DUCKPOND STUDIO
Everything brand new cent H/A, tile floors,
vaulted ceilings, quiet area, nice yard.
Available Jan $525/mo 316-0888 1-7-08-5-2

AFFORDABLE
2BR cottage,NW near downtown; bike to UF
www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th
St. 375-7104 x 113 12-5-4-2

BRAND NEW 2BR/2BA in SW area;
close to vet school, Shands & Archer Rd
area; monitored alarm, w/d, starting at
1000/mo Ask about our move-in specials!
www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th
St. 375-7104 x 113 12-5-4-2

Rockwood Villas 3BR/3BATownhome, New
appliances including w/d, New Carpet/Tile
$1200 mo. www.edbaurmanagement.com
1731 NW 6th St. 375-7104 x 111 12-5-4-2

2bd/2ba apartment for rent downtown. New
carpet. Very private rooms & W/D. 1 mile
from UF. Contact Lauren@(850)573-1458
12-5-07-3-2

CASABLANCA WEST! 3BR 2.5BATH,
Porch, w/d hookups, pool, $895/rent
2735 SW 35th Place #201
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 12-5-
07-3-2

BIKE TO SHANDS/VET SCHOOL! 2BR
1 BA Newly renovated, wood laminate floors,
stainless appliances,
$725/rent, 2811 SWArcher Rd. #W197
Carl Turlington Real Estate, inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEState.com 12-5-
07-3-2

BIKE TO CAMPUS! Private 2Br duplex,
Ceramic tile, large fenced yard, pets consid-
ered, $595/rent, 3801 SW 17th Place
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 12-5-
07-3-2

CONVENIENT TO UFI 2BR 1.5 BATH
Ceramic tile, w/d hkups, small pets consid-
ered, $675/rent, 3925-C SW 26th Terrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlintonRealEstate.com 12-5-3-2

GREAT DEAL
3BR/2BA $1200mo 1116 SW 2nd Ave. Walk
to campus/No Dogs.Available Now. Call 352-
337-9600 12-5-3-2

EFFICIENCY 2 rooms (not bedrooms)
Shared Bathroom, Window A/C
Carpet, Across from UF Stadium
1834 NW 1st Avenue $325/Mo
Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494
12-5-2-2

NEW 2/2 CONDO -10 minutes to UF in golf
course comm. Gated, W/D, pool, garage,
alarm, screened porch, comp room, skylight
and more. $1200 call Jessica 352-318-4464
or 494-6567. kemelian@ufl.edu 1-9-08-6-2

Walk to UF: Cozy and Renovated Campus
Point Apt for Rent. 1BR/1BA with all new
appliances! For more info, please call 352-
359-0711 1-7-08-3-2

Great place for students!
3 BR 2 BA 1300 sq.ft. condo
Minutes from oaks mall and UF
$1,000/month
Call 352-317-5444 1-22-08-12-2


Room for Rent in Madison Pointe
$496 Utilities incl.
Townhouse3/3
321-987-4533
Ask for Jess 1-8-3-2


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unfurnished

WALK TO UF AND MIDTOWN BARS!
Comer NW 15th Street and NW 5th Avenue,
behind Chipotle. W/D, dishwasher, patio, bal-
cony, attic, covered parking. One year lease
or longer, available December.
407-314-3465 12-5-07-1-2

DELUXE POOL HOME
4.5BR/3BA on 5 acres. 4900 sq ft, huge
40,000 gallon pool, giant bedrooms, W/D, 2
car garage, aviary, 2 miles west of Santa Fe.
$2K/mo 332-6024 Craig 1-7-08-2-2

Updated 3/2 in quiet NW neighborhood.
1225 sq.ft, 4 mi. from campus, on bus route
8. Private backyard, large rooms and closets.
New appliances and flooring. $1000 + $1000
deposit. Ryan 850 261 3571 12-5-07-1-2

1810 NW23rd Blvd #269, 795/month, 760
Sq.Ft. Newly renovated, W/D in unit, lots of
parking, quiet wooded area, 1.5 miles form
UF. Available for move in Jan 1st. (352)870-
3595. 12-5-07-1-2

AVAILABLE NOW! $1100 3/2 HOUSE-
TILE FLOORS,CARPET IN ROOMS-1
CAR GARAGE-BUS STOP IN FRONT
YARD. 1.5MI FROM UF-NEAR SAMS-IF
INTERESTED CALL DANNY 904-652-6585
12-5-1-2

Fantastic 1/1 guesthouse. Close to Campus.
Tile floors throughout. Great for grad. stu-
dent. Aval. 1/1/08. 909 NW 9th Ave.
575.00 month. Call Chad at 407-230-2423.
12-5-07-1-2

Quiet area House on large lot, 4025 SW
20th Drive, right off Williston Rd. Lg eat-in
kitchen, 2 good sized living areas, porch,
utility room, shed 3BR/1.5BA. $850/mo. 1 yr
lease. Call 352-372-3131 1-7-08-2-2

3BD 2 BTH, 2300 SQF Huge home on 1 acre
best location (behind NFRMC)Pets ok short
term lease avail. Move in ready[
Call (352)284-0116 jglas2003@hotmail.com
1-24-08-14-2


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

GUARANTEED SEAT ON BUS
1BR w/pvt BA fully fum. 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

The Courtyards. 1 BR in 5/2 Fmshd 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:
thav10@ufl.edu or 5612628474 12-5-13-3

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 strong7@ufl.edu
12-5-13-3

1BR/1BA;Jan-Jul;EXCELLENT LOCATION
@ 1813 NW 2ND AVE-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-
07-12-3

OXFORD MANOR
1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA. $600/mo everything
included. Fum. MUST BE MALE SMOKER.
Call 786-837-4665 12-5-12-3


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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 gzhou0203@gmail.com
1-23-21-3

Large room w/pvt BA in a 3BR/3BA sublet
until Aug in Windsor Park apt. $515/mo incl
all. Call 352-870-1102 or 352-281-2005 12-
5-07-8-3

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-
6427 or Kristen.L.Bare@sfcc.edu 12-5-7-3

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 1-8-08-8-3

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-
30-3

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
allies10@aol.com... 12-5-07-6-3

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
CassieSelle@gmail.com 12-5-07-6-3


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OAKBROOK WALK SUBLEASE 1BR/1BA
in a 2BR/2BAAPT, (other bedroom available
also). Starting Jan 08 ending Aug 08 (flex-
ible). Walk to Campus, Nice setting $649
all inclusive. Contact Jordan 239-405-1342
12-5-07-5-3

Spacious 2 bedroom/2 bath apartment with
washer/dryer in unit, large porch, courtyard
view. Very dog friendly. Only $934 including
pet deposit. Available January 1st- contact
Erin 321-961-4850 12-5-5-3

Own bed/bath in shared condo. $470/mo
includes all bills, cable, internet! Countryside
apts. SW 23rd St. Close to campus w/ fre-
quent bus routes. Call 405-317-5405 12-5-
07-5-3

Great 4BR/4BA apt suite with personal
rooms at Melrose. Subleasing for $450/mo
includes all utilities. Immediate move-in re-
quested. Close to UF campus and reliable
busing. For more information 352-262-5740
12-5-5-3

Room for rent for spring 08 in a 3br/2ba
house 2 miles from UF campus. Room can
be furnished or unfurnished. Females pre-
ferred. Contact Melissa at 239-293-4024 or
mpars17@ufl.edu. 12-5-5-3

Sublease master 1BR/1BA Museum Walk.
Big room, walk in closet $599, util, internet,
cable all included. Next to UF gym. Bus ac-
cess. Avail Jan to Aug. Please call Piero 305-
785-8257 piero05@ufl.edu 12-5-07-5-3


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1 spring and/or summer sublease avail in a
3bed/3bath campus view condo. Furnished
and never been lived in. Walking distance
to campus. Rent is $600 a month + 1/3 util.
Contact Rebecca (386) 299-7027 for info.
12-5-07-5-3

Townhouse sub-lease: avail 1/1/08 thru
4/30/08. 2BR/2BA on separate floors,
many extras $1045/mo 352-246-4511 12-
5-07-4-3

December Free! lbd/lbth available now
through July in SunBay. Quiet, close to cam-
pus, $560/month. Call or email Josh for more
details 352-213-1559 jbodenweiser@ufl.edu
1-7-08-5-3

RENT GREAT HOUSE OR JUST A ROOM.
Fantastic 3/1 in great neighborhood. HUGE
screened porch, office, W/D. Close to every-
thing. $1270, price neg. Avail. mid-Dec.- July
31. 705 NW 10TH AVE. (336)255-7530. 1-
7-08-5-3

Sublease 2BR/1BA apt with option to renew
in August. Available Dec 15 or Jan 1..PETS
ALLOWED. Close to UF and walking distance
to downtown and public library. $500/mo. Call
352-870-7932 12-5-07-4-3

Studio apt, kitchen, 1BR, water incl, close
to UF, on bus route, quiet location, pool. $0
move in fees, $499/mo, avail now 7/08. Can
renew. Call Michelle 378-2935 between 8am
& 1pm. 1-7-5-3

2 BLOCKS TO UF/SHANDS DEC FREE
1BR in 4BR/1.5BA only $415/mo furnished
w/ FREE utilities, cable & ethernet, night se-
curity, avail now-06/08. Tam: 727-641-2638,
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HUGE BR available to share 2/2 in Museum
WalkApts. Behind Uf Hilton. Dec 20-Aug 8th.
Split level, private bath,fitness room,tanning
bed,bus route to UF Campus. Cable includ-
ed. Rent $500. 321-282-8038 1-7-08-5-3

** 1/1 in 4/4 apt. Sublease Spring 08. Clean
apt, friendly roommates. 3 bus stops in com-
.plex. $500 CASH at signing!! Call (863)
324-3565 or (863) 224-6523. 1-14-9-3

Studio apartment $599/month
Starts January
Walk to campus SW 1st Ave & 13th St
Refurbished hardwood floors
Water and electricity included in rent
256-656-2074 1-8-08-5-3

Jan 08 1br/lba in spacious 4/4. Campus
Lodge$509,EVERYTHING INCLUDED.close
to bus route. 24 hr Gym, tanning bed.Move in
as early as Mid dec. call 407-342-3693 or
email aeni@ufl.edu 1-8-5-3

GREAT DEAL! lbr lba $799 obo. Many
Amenities! Washer/Dryer, Pool, etc. Avail
Dec thru July. Dec Free, July Free. Pets
ok. Call Robyn @ 941-374-0064 or email
RCainPhoto@gmail.com for more info 1-
8-08-5-3

I WILL PAY YOU $200! Female for 1/1 in 3/3
@ The Estates. Furnished, priv bath, HUGE
room. $580/mo all-inclusive. Call Lili @ 954-
829-6741 1-18-08-11-3


Arlington Square 2 br 2 bth. Huge closets,
w/d, dw, pool, downtown. Rest of Dec free.
Lease to 7/31/08. $1010. Call Kyle 414-507-
2944 1-9-08-4-3


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Comfortable sublease in Countryside. 1/1
in a 4/4 fully furnished, utilities included,
walk-in closet. Bus routes 9,35 10 minutes to
campus. Awesome roomates. Only $390/mo.
contact: reets@ufl.edu. 12-5-07-1-3

Great, unfurnished 1/1 in. a big 2/2.5 town-
house for Spring and Summer. THE LAST
MONTH'S RENT IS ALREADY PAID!
Located off 8th St & University Ave. $462.50
plus utilities. Please call 305-903-9810 if
interested or if you have any questions. 1-
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Roommate Matching HERE
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
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.
12-5-15-4

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-
07-15-4

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
see. 1-7-14-4

Room for rent in beautiful large home in
Hammock Ridge, not on Bus route $425/
month all inclusive, Call 352-495-5920 12-
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1BR/1BR AVAILABLE JAN in 4BR/4BA
at Countryside. Females only. $475/mo.
includes everything. Call 727-510-9346
12-5-13-4

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

Room for rent in house, walking distance
from UF. Must love pets. $500/mo + 1/3 utils.
Furn or unfurn. First, last & sec. Cable/dvr,
wireless internet. Avail now. Looking for seri-
uos student. House fully furn. 941-302-1637
12-5-07-12-4

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
yttek@hotmail.com or 305-332-6566 12-5-
07-10-4

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 /
baezwpa@bellsouth.net. 12-5-07-23-4


Female roommate wanted to share furnished
2BR/2.5BA. $450/mo + 1/2 utils. Includes ca-
* ble, parking, W/D, wireless internet. Please
,*= call Delia 352-359-2243 12-5-07-9-4 .


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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
12-5-07-9-4

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
@352-339-6176 12-5-07-9-4

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

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
904-534-9270 1-14-08-14-4

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
1-7-08-9-4

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-
10-4

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 kja200018@yahoo.com 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
ASAP 2-8-08-30-4

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, WID.
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 Looking 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-
7-08-7-4

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
12-5-07-6-4

Roommates wanted! 2 rooms available in
3BR/2BA condo in marchwood. Rent is $410
+ utilities, live with male UF student. Call 352-
514-4124. 12-5-5-4

Roommate wanted to share 4/2.5 house 1
mi from campus w/ M & F. Nice house, great
location, big backyard, hottub. $400/mo + 1/3
util. Avail Jan 1, 2008. Call Katie 407-399-
7877 12-5-07-5-4

Female roommate wanted lbr/1/ba of 2br/
2ba Polos of Gainesville, 2330 SW Williston
Rd 455+45(1/2 utilities 80-90/mo), W/D ref
pool bus lines. Avail 12-20 to 7/31/08. Move
in free end of Dec. Call Helen 904-641-6219
2-12-08-30-4

Female for private unf. room in spacious,
furn. Duck Pond house with 2 other female
UF students. $375 or $425 larger rm, +
1/3 util. Rent includes WiFi, W&D. No pets/
smoking. (305) 304-4588. 1-14-08-10-4


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2 female roommates NS/ND to share a new
4/2 house in a queit neighborhood 3 mi W of
1-75. Cable, internet, security alarm. $440/mo
util incl No pets. Call 352-331-8794. Avail im-
mediately 1-7-08-5-4

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 uitis incl. Call
328-4995 12-5-4-4

Nice house 4 bed 2 bath. $300 a month
excluding cable and utilities. $J00 deposit.
352-267-4102 2-13-08-30-4

M or F Roomated needed at Point West Apt.
Rent is 345$ plus cable/electric. VERY close
to campus!! Move in Dec, pay no rent until
Jan 321-750-3632 1-8-5-4

Master BR, private bath. 1 year old
upscale, top floor unit.Safe complex with
elevator.Washer and dryer. 2 blocks to UF.
$565.00 plus 1/3 of utilities. 770-355-9571
404-216-5758 1-23-08-15-4

2 rooms avail in 4BR/3BA huge 2500 sq ft
beautiful home. Jacuzzi, wireless, hd plasma,
1 mi N of UF 7 much more! $420 + utils. Trust
us, this will be your 1st choice. Call now! 813-
244-8472, 813-714-4202 .1-7-08-3-4

Great House <1mi from campus!
Roommate needed starting Jan 7th.
3/2, woodflrs, fireplace. Int/Cbl.
Dogs allwd. No smokers.
$625/mo total. Danielle 305-785-2894 1-
7-08-2-4

PERFECT 4 GRAD/MED/INTL STUDENTS
Avail immediately. Large room w/pvt bath in
large quiet home 5 min to UF. $550/mo + uitls
W/D, CH/AC. Newly decorated. Call 352-
284-0979 1-17-08-10-4

Seventh Street Station. 5 min from UF.
Privacy and your own room and bathroom
in a beautiful condo. 450/mo + 1/2 utilities.
$500 security and first month rent required
to move in: Avail Dec 20th. 352-318-3830
1-7-08-2-4

WALK to SHANDS/UF!
Serious female roommate wanted
Somerset Condos spr/sum08 -
loft br, 1.5 bath, laundry rm,
$400 +1/2util 352-201-0734 1-7-08-2-4


1 Real Estate

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home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of pos-
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Pre-construction, New, & Existing Condos,
Townhomes, & Houses For Sale Near UF at
Affordable Prices. Search here or receive an
Email list: www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call
352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
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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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 12-5-
66-5


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


GATOR PLACE CONDOS
2/1, w/d, 800 sq ft, 1 1/2 miles to Shands.
3600 SW 23rd St. $84,900 or rent for $650/
mo 352-372-0507 4-23-72-5


Why RENT when you can OWN?
1/1 condo mins from UF.
(352)284-4428 or (386)365-8590
Carolyn or Maureen, Matchmaker
Realty ofAlachua County, Inc. 12-5-20-5

2/2 w/garage; designer-remodeled
new appliances. 1928 SW 73 St. $152,900.
Call (352) 331-1617. 1-14-07-15-5

3/2.5 sale-$225k will negotiate
monticello near mill pond*call
786-514-6918*tile*w/d*new roof
*garage*pool*bbq area*tennis*bus
5 min to UF*gym*mall*archer*75 12-5-07-
3-5

GRADUATING AND MOVING TO NEW
YORK CITY?? CALL BRYAN HARR, CLASS
OF '98 FROM THE ACOCELLA GROUP AT
646-300-5017. SAY YOU WERE REFERRED
BY THIS AD AND SAVE!!! 1-31-21-5

Lender Foreclosure Auction 500+ HOMES
IN FLORIDA Must Be Sold! Free Catalog
(800)591-1328 USHomeAuction.com. 12-
5-1-5

U.S. Marshals Auction Ft. Lauderdale,
FL SFH 3BR/2BA 1,451+/- sq ft. Min
Bid $141,471. Bid online 12/10 12/12
www.bid4assets.com/NWT2. 12-5-1-5

U.S. Marshals Auction Bradenton, FL SFH
3BR/2BA 1,680+/- sq ft. Min Bid $94,250. Bid
online 12/18 12/20 www.bid4assets.com/
BFL2. 12-5-1-5

BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA. MUST SEE
BEAUTIFUL & COLORFUL FALL FOLIAGE!
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
MOUNTAINS Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& Investments. CHEROKEE MOUNTAIN
GMAC REAL ESTATE... cherokeemountain
realty.com Call for free brochure (800)841-
5868. 12-5-1-5

DOCKABLE LAKEFRONT w/LOG CABIN
only $89,900. Fish from your front porch
(2,100 sqft. log home package) on wooded
lakefront In park-like setting. Gorgeous
Tennessee lake in private community.
Excellent financing. Call now (888)792-5253,
x.1650. 12-5-1-5

VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 5 acres riverfront on
Big Reedcioland Creek near New River State
Park, fishing, view, private, good access
$89,500 (866)789-8535. 12-5-1-5

3-35 Acre Tracts near Moultrie, GA. Wooded
acreage with 'lots of paved rbad frontage.
$8,000 per acre. Call Norris Bishop Realty @
(229)890-1186. 12-5-1-5

5000sqft custom built home on 10 acres.
Includes stocked pond, dock, pond house,
located 16 minutes south of Tifton, GA.
Great location! Call Norris Bishop Realty @
(229)890-1186. 12-5-1-5


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-
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

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 & buffet. New,
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 12-5-71-6

BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
625 West University Ave. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
12-5-71-6

0 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 Sofa $80. 0 Call 335-5326
11-26-6-6

COUCH, LOVESEAT & CLUB CHAIR
Like new $250. Call 352-333-8256 12-5-6-6


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*****MOVING SALE!s0000
* 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 Sofa $80. 0 Call 335-5326
12-05-6-6


IF Computers

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


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.
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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000 GATORS CAR ALARMS $99.95000
000000****** INSTALLED FREE! 000000
Gainesville's Oldest Car Stereo Store.
WAREHOUSE PRICES 0 AUDIO OUTLET
373-3754 www.audiooutletgainesville.com
12-5-66-8

2005 Golden Tee Arcade System. Excellent
Condition. $950 OBO. (772)473-9461. 1-7-
07-4-8


Sl Bicycles

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 UNIVAVE (DOWNTOWN)
12-5-18-9


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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 underway... -
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

Must sell! Moving! Old Town Nantucket Kayak
$700/OBO. Escape Play Cat sailboat coes w/
trailer like new.$2500/OBO Chevy S10 2002
silver ac/cd/ht/auto $6500/OBO. Great condi-
tion. call 352-481-5525 12-5-5-10

$2300-STORE CREDIT
SOLUTIONS BRIDAL DESIGN HOUSE
will sell at substantial reduced price. 904-502-
7929 1-8-5-10


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Engagement Ring w/ Wedding Band: 1 ct
princess platinum cathedral ring color HI
clarity SI2: 10 princess diamond 0.5 ct white
gold band. Call Jessie 813-784-1249 12-5-
07-2-10

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.
12-5-1-10

ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you earn
$800/day? 30 Machines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968 B02000033. CALL
US: We will not be undersold! 12-5-1-10

IMPROVE YOUR LIFE! Six figure income
potential working from your location. Control
your own schedule. No experience neces-
sary. Personal training provided. Not MLM.
Call Now! (888)874-9344. 12-5-1-10

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. 12-5-1-10

Part-time, Internet business. Earn $941 per
month or much more. Flexible hours. Training
provided. No selling required. FREE details.
www.K348.com. 12-5-1-10

All Steel Buildings. National Manufacturer.
40x60 to 100x250 Factory direct to
contractor or customer. (800)658-2885
www.rigidbuilding.com. 12-5-1-10


Motorcycles, Mopeds]


** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
4-23-72-11

***SOLANO CYCLE***
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
12-5-71-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
www.NS4L.com
4-23-08-72-11

***GatorMoto*** Our new state of
the art facility will be completed this Spring!
We have new scooters starting at $999. lyr
Warranties. We also service ALL brands of
scooters. Pickup Available. Low Labor Rates.
Free estimates. 376-6275 GatorMoto.com
4-23-08-72-11

SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail $19.99 oil changes!! 336-1271
4-23-72-11

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! 4-23-08-72-11

**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
4-23-72-11

GATORMOTO is Gainesville's number 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
customers! 376-6275 4-23-08-72-11


U Motorcycles, Mopeds)

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

For a limited time, RPM Motorcycles is offer-
ing a $100 rebate when you buy any scooter.
Offer starts on 12/1/07 and ends on 12/20/
07. Please mention this rebate when you
come to see us. 518 SE 2nd St Gainesville,
FL 32601 352-377-6974 12-5-07-3-11

2005 SUZUKI SAVAGE 40 650cc
White, excellent condition, 1 owner, great
gas mileage, new tires & brakes, $3800: Call
Dan 352-275-1802 1-7-08-4-11

2004 HONDA METROPOLITAN SCOOTER
3000 miles. runs perfectly. Graduating and
need to sell. Price negotiable. Call 561-339-
5428 12-5-2-11

BACK TO SCHOOL SCOOTER
CLEARANCE AT NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS
Brand New 2007 Models
Full warranties! Limited #Avail!
336-1271 1-31-18-11


OS ,Autos

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

CARS -CARS Buy*SellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-23-72-12

OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
www.selectmotorcar.us
4-23-08-72-12








WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, 23


* Autos )


$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
4-23-72-12

JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
000 FREE 0 FREE 0 FREE* FREE*00
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 12-5-71-12

CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas 0 Chevys Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
4-23-72-12

**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 4-
23-72-12

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

1997 NISSAN ALTIMA SE
Sedan, 69k automatic, AC, black with
gray cloth, power everything, very clean,
$4400/OBO. 352-514-1800 email for pics
lunadog@cox.net 1-9-9-12

1993 chrysler la baron convertible
29000 miles v-6 auto.
ps pb pw non-smoker
$2200.cash
352-376-0025 12-5-5-12






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Autos


FOR SALE 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass
International. Only one owner. 108,000 origi-
nal miles. New tires and A//c. Good condition.
$1500. Call 352-281-6618 12-5-07-4-12

FOR SALE '99 Toyota Camry LE. GREAT
condition. New Tires. 92,000 miles. $5,800
obo. Call 352.256.1929. 12-5-1-12



*M1 Wanted


THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.


LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 12-
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 4-23-
72-13

BEAN 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



0 1 Help Wanted 3


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ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings

Sthe independent florida

alligator

RETAIL ADVERTISING MANAGER
We are looking for a motivated, energetic
and sales driven individual to train a stu-
dent sales staff in outside advertising
sales. Emphasis on building new business
relationships and increasing existing client
base. Newspaper ad sales background an
advantage. Marketing experience a plus.
The job is 100% sales. Modest salary, good
benefits and excellent working environment.
With resume, send cover letter that must
include salary requirements for you to be
condisered for an interview. Send to: General
Manager, The Independent Florida Alligator,
POB 14257, Gainesville, FL. 32604 Or email
tcarey@alligator.org. No phone calls. EOE,

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alligator

What's black and white and
"read" all over???
The Independent Florida Alligator
And you can be part of the sales team of
the largest college newspaper in the
country by applying to become an
ADVERTISING INTERN
(this is a non-paid spring position
requiring 10-15 hours per week
possibly leading to a paid sales position)
If you are a UF or
SFCC student available
to work both spring AND summer and are
eager to gain valuable sales experience,
stop by the Alligator. 1105 W. University
Avenue, to fill out an application and
class schedule by Dec 5th. We will contact
you for an interview opportunity to
get your career jump started! EEO/AA
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1 E Help Wanted


the independent florida

alligator

AD GRAPHIC DESIGNER
The Alligator Ad Graphics Production
Department is accepting student applica-
tions for the position ofAd Graphic Designer.
Experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop,
Illustrator, and Acrobat is preferred, but not
required. Friendly work environment, flex-
ible schedule, with hours between 9 a.m.
and 5 p.m. M-F. A one-year commitment is
expected. Fill out application at the front desk
of the Alligator, 1105 W. University Ave. be-
tween 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. M-F. Please include
references and availability on application.
Previous applicants are welcome to reapply
with current schedule. EOE

Sthe independent florida

alligator

Evening Newspaper Production

Applications are now being accepted for edi-
torial production at the Independent Florida
Alligator. Applicants should be available two
to three nights a week between 7:00 p.m.-
and 1:00 a.m., Sunday through Thursday.
Production duties include layout and design.
Experience is preferred, but not required. A
one-year commitment is expected. Please
include references and availability on ap-
plication.

All previous applicants are encouraged to
reapply. Fill out application at the front desk
of the Alligator, 1105 W. University Ave. be-
tween 9am and 4pm, M-F. Equal Opportunity
Employer.

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. 4-23-72-14
CNA CLASS: $2501 learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out:
www.lapcnatraining.com or 800-566-4913
4-23-72-14
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
employment 12-5-71-14

$ STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT $
For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
niture No appt. necessary! Sandy's Savvy
Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th .St.
372-1226 12-5-07-71-14

BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-23-72-14

SECRET SHOPPERS
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
4-23-08-72-14

GATOR DOMINOS
$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
www.gatordominos.com 12-5-71-14

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.
12-5-71-14


www.gatorsneedjobs.com
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on surveys.
2-11-71-14


* 1 Help Wanted


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

INSIDE SALES PEOPLE
Fora major telecom company. Flexible hours.
PT or FT. No nights or weekends. Bilingual a
plus. EEOC. 372-2051 4-23-72-14

EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St.
352-378-9204
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
Very Flexible
*1-866-994- 4343*
12-5-07-52-14'


**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.
4-23-08-72-14


* Help Wanted 3


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

- 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

Leaders Wanted. Afraid to make money? I'll
scare you to death I CALL NOW!
800-631-2648 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
ookingGlassApartments.com. 12-5-19-14

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
residential camp in Maine, has female/male
summertime openings for Land Sports,
Waterfront (small crafts, skiing, life guard-
ing, WSI, boat drivers), Ropes Course,
Tennis, H.B. Riding, Arts & Crafts, Theater,
Cooking, Gymnastics, Dance, Videography,
Group Leaders & more. Top salaries plus
room/board & travel provided. Call us today
toll free at 1-888-684-2267 or apply online at
www.campmataponi.com. 12-5-07-19-14

.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
1824 1-9-08-21-14

If You're Not Earning
$500 A Day Part Time, visit
www.YouBenefitNow.com 8-15-07-5-14

Now hiring all positions at Bento Cafe. Apply
in person at either location on Are.er Rd next
to PJ's Coffee or Newberr Rd next to Moes.
Dish expo, wok, sushi and servers. Flexible
hours. 12-5-07-17-14

$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-Fr 1900 SW
34th St. Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)
1-11-08-22-14

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 gnv@nanoneone.com 12-5-07-16-14

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 gnv@nanoneone.com 1-11-
07-10-14

HOLIDAY HELP!
GREAT PAY!
Flexible schedules. Resume builder. Sales/
service. No exp needed. Will train. Conditions
apply. Call now. 352-246-3319 12-5-07-11-
14

NERO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Now hiring exp servers & counter. Please ap-
ply at 5240 NW 34th St. Across from YMCA
1-29-07-30-14

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:
job@maintenance7.com or 352-613-7898
1-8-15-14

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 -








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M 11 Help Wanted


WEBSITE PROOFREADER
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-
13-14

ASP PROGRAMMER
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-
5-07-13-1P .

***MARTIALARTS INSTRUCTOR-***
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

MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY
TECHNICIANS NEEDED. PART TIME
POSITIONS STARTING PAY $8, FULL
TIME POSITIONS ALSO AVAILABLE.
7 EMAIL RESUME TO Aaronh@abcr.com
1-11-17-14

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

$$$Avon $$$
Avon needs Ind Sales Reps. Earn extra
holiday cash or a career level income. Call
352-538-6898 or email ashleeb@ufl.edu.
www.youravon.com/aklemm 12-5-07-10-14

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

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
12-5-10-14

Marketinog.ublic 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: jrskelly@ufl.edu
12-5-10-14

Law Students Interested in Intellectual
Property

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: jrskelly@ufl.edu
12-5-10-14

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






www.HowlGotAnA.com
Ha-34 3 ,,A' ai !e,.ca i a ', E of rhigr,. ar,
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-
07-9-14

f/t nanny needed for infant care at our
home starting january '08. experience re-
quired. must be avail m-f 8-5. background
& referenrs will be checked. fax resume
to 352-331-4926 or call 352-494-7856. 12-
5-07-8-14


M \1 Help Wanted


Tutors, mentors, and skills instructors
needed to work with college students with
learning disabilities at a post-secondary
educational program, especially in the areas
of science and math. Graduate students
preferred. Flexible schedules. Please call
352-335-8966 and speak with Pat for more
information. 12-5-8-14

SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS
NETWORK ASST
SALES CONSULTANTS
TECH SUPPORT
Send resume to hr@gleim.com
www.gleim.com 12-5-07-8-14

Project Manager/Office Administrator
for psychologist's private practice/training
institute/non-profit in Alachua. People person,
strong software talent. Will train new gradu-
ate. Fun job $11/hr, Mon -Thurs. Resume to:
CORRECTED EMAIL ADDRESS:
rglazer@accelerlation.net 12-5-07-7-14

Orange and Blue Textbooks is taking applica-
tions for Spring Semester. Looking for people
with register/customer service experience.
Also looking for shipping & handling staff.
Contact the manager at the store location,
309 NW 13th Street. 12-5-6-14

$$$HELP WANTED$$$
Part Time, Flexible Schedules Customer
Service experience preferred. Please apply
in person 3333 N Main Street ask for Tom
12-5-6-14

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.
12-5-6-14

No jobs available, but we pay
cash for CDs and DVDs!
(Oh, and we sell them too.)
Hear Again CDs & DVDs
818 W University Ave, 32601
12-5-6-14

SKI SHOP
Needs sales and ski mounting help. Apply
Swim & Ski Country, Creekside Mall by Gator
Textbooks. 378-8751 12-5-6-14

The VA Rehabilitation Outcomes Research
Center (RORC) at the Malcom Randall VA
Medical Center, Gainesville, FL is recruiting
for a Full-Time (40 hrs/wk) Statistician. The
ideal candidate will have a Bachelor degree
in Statistics, Mathematics, or a related field
with experience in SAS programming and
database management. This position is a
time limited position. Salary is in the $40K
range. Excellent benefits package. Contact
Betty Britt, Human Resources Specialist,
at 352-374-6001 or Betty.Britt@med.va.gov
for application procedure. VA is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
12-5-07-5-14

Consultants / Captioning technicians wanted
at the Center for Instructional Technology
and Training at the University of Florida to
assist with Faculty lab. Applicants for the
consultants' position must be familiar with
Windows and Microsoft Office applications,
Photoshop, and Dreamweaver. A friendly and
cheerful attitude is essential for this customer
service position. Schedule is flexible. Pay
starts at $7.50/hour. Contact Debora Herrera
cheyenne@ufl.edu, online application at:
http://www.citt.ufl.edu/employment.php 12-
5-5-14








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More FT NANNIES NEEDED
30 to 50 hrs/wk; some wkds ALSO,
MWF NANNY for 25-30hrs
Noah's Ark Nanny E-mail resume, pix,
schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com 12-5-
07-5-14


) W2I Help Wanted


Tennis court, general maintenance & tennis
shop person Haile Plantation Golf & Country
Club. Early morning hrs reqd. Must have a
proven background of reliability & punctual-
ity. Enjoys customer relations. Bob 335-4105
12-5-07-5-14

Part Time work for Full Time Pay
Telephone Sales Reps
Evening Hrs, No Weekends, Up to $25/hr.,
Paid Training, Paid Weekly
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Gal forgoes second half of senior year, turns pro


By ANDY HUTCHINS the LPGA's Qualifying School in
Alligator Writer Daytona Beach over the week-
end.
Sandra Gal's success is the UF She was one of two amateur
women's golf team's loss. golfers to. earn an exemption card
The two-time All-American for the LPGA Tour's 2008 season.
tied for 14th in the final stage of On Sunday night, Gal decided


to forgo the second half of her se-
nior year to join the ranks of the
world's finest female golfers.
"It was a difficult decision,"
Gal said. "I really didn't know
what I wanted to do coming into
the tournament.


UF golfer Sandra Gal poses at the UF golf course on Nov. 1, 2006. Gal announced Tuesday she will go
professional and join the LPGA Tour.


"I was playing the event to get
the experience for next year. My
plan was to finish out college."
But as the grueling five-day
event wore on, her plan changed.
"I knew I could manage it
with my golf and my abilities,"
Gal said.
Her resilience and consistency,
which produced four par-or-bet-
ter rounds throughout the 90
holes of "Q School," convinced
her that she could handle the
mental grind.
"So many factors are involved
for you to finish (high). You only
want to do it once," she said,
laughing.
UF women's golf coaches Jill
Briles-Hinton and Robin Walton,
both former LPGA regulars, came
to Daytona Beach on Sunday to
watch Gal fire a 3-under final
round 69 and earn her card.
"I'm just thrilled for her,"
Briles-Hinton said. "She's done
something that's unprecedent-
ed."
Gal was penalized two strokes
for slow play, Briles-Hinton not-
ed, and was "head and shoulders
above" many of her competitors.
"She's ready," Briles-Hinton
said.
Added Gal: "At the end, (the
coaches) pulled me over and
said, 'It's your decision.' I really


appreciated that."
Briles-Hinton felt it was her
duty as a coach to push Gal to
take the opportunity.
"I did not want her guilt
to make her give up her card
because I wouldn't have had
the Sandra there that should be
there," Briles-Hinton said.
For Gal, the significance of her
choice is sinking in slowly.
"It's a big dream," she said
from Daytona Beach, where she
is currently attending LPGA ori-
entation sessions. "Sometimes I
catch myself at orientation."

"I'm just thrilled for her.
She's done something
that's unprecedented."
Jill Briles-Hinton
UF women's golf coach

But she isn't about to forget
her team.
"I'm still staying for one se-
mester," Gal said, adding that
her academic career, which has
included several awards over her
time at UF, will close with her
graduation in May. "I'll be able to
practice with the team."
And Briles-Hinton isn't about
to forget Sandra Gal.
"I'm going to miss her," she
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Henry, Brooks impress in 79-52 victory against FGCU


* THE DUO COMBINED FOR
27 POINTS AND 14 BOARDS.

By PHIL KEGLER"
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org

Aneika Henry blocked shots
without even leaving her feet.
Florida Gulf Coast had few an-
swers for the 6-foot-4 Henry, as the
Eagles featured no player in its start-
ing lineup taller than 5 foot 11.
The junior dominated the Eagles
for 17 points, five rebounds and
three blocks in UF's 79-52 victory
Tuesday night.


Gators coach Amanda Butler
hopes Henry's performance will
give her confidence for the future
after the junior center went 8-of-8
from the floor, giving her a new
career high in points.
"That's a tough performance
to replicate," Butler said. "It's a
positive for Aneika in terms of go-
ing from this point forward to take
a challenge of stepping up when
you are the biggest woman in the
building."
UF (5-4) had one of its best shoot-
ing nights from the field, connecting
on 57.4 percent of its shots, includ-
ing 42.9 percent from behind the
3-point line.


The Gators came in averaging
26.4 percent from behind the arc.
That shooting combined with
Henry's presence
down low made
too big of a gap
for FGCU to
overcome.
Eleven of 12
Gators scored
and walk-on
Henry Jordan Parker
played 'for the
first time in the regular season.
Senior guard Depree Bowden
scored 16 points on 7-of-13 shooting
and added six rebounds. Bowden
was coming off a tough performance-


at Louisville on Sunday, where foul
trouble limited her to only 13 min-
utes and a season-low 2 points.
Butler said Bowden didn't pout
after the last game, and instead be-
came determined to make the next
-outcome different.
"It's just a demonstration of her
toughness and leadership more
than anything," Butler said. "She
just spent every second that she
could since we got off the bus from
returning from Louisville, until
tipoff tonight, getting in the gym
and shooting."
Junior guard Sha Brooks came
dose to notching a triple-double,
scoring 10 points and adding nine


assists and seven steals.
The Eagles did keep it dose for
a while, scoring 6 straight points to
trail by just 1 with 13:45 remaining
in the first half.
But UF came back with an 18-2
run, capped by a Bowden layup
with three minutes left in the half.
After disappointing back-to-back
losses, Butler found joy in simply
coming away with a win.
"In every huddle, in everything
we talked about, we just wanted to
win," Butler said. "We're not going
to talk about turnovers, we're not
going to talk about rebounding,
we're not going to talk about missed
shots. ... We're just going to win."


Gators head into matchup holding 8-0 record over Florida A&M


HOOPS, from page 31

Donovan will be watching closely as the
Gators host Florida A&M at 7 p.m.
Forward Chandler Parsons said he feels
the team needs to ignore whom they're play-
ing and realize every game at this point is
going to be a battle.
"Just having 'Florida' across our chest,
we're going to get the best game from ev-


erybody," Parsons said. "It doesn't matter if
it's Jacksonville University, it doesn't matter
if it's Ohio State. It doesn't matter who we're
playing, we have to have the same mindset
every game. Come out like we want to kill
this team."
In eight meetings, FAMU has never defeat-
ed UF. This year should play out similarly, as
the lowly Rattlers come in with a 2-5 record
highlighted by a loss to Savannah State. .
FAMU is averaging just 61.9 points per


"Just having 'Florida' across our
chest, we're going to get the best
game from everybody."
Chandler Parsons
UF forward

game while giving up almost 80, and the
team is shooting 29 percent from 3-point
range.


The Gators are coming off an 88-72 win
against Jacksonville and will be playing their
third game in just six days.
There is refuge ahead; however, as the
Gators will take 10 days off following to-

night's game before heading to Jacksonville
to take on Georgia Southern.
"I'm hopeful after these 10 games are over
with we can look back, reflect and say, 'These
are the areas we've got to get better at,'"
Donovan said.


Texas poses UF's biggest challenge of the season


played last year or this year.
"It's a whole different mindset be-


cause you come in, and you can play
think was my redshirt sophomore year loose and just have fun and give it your
playing Nebraska in the regional finals, all, and there's not as much pressure as-
We weren't the underdog any time we sociated with it."


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UF opposite hitter Amber McCray hits the ball during the Gators' 3-0 victory
against The College of Charleston in the NCAA sub-regional on Thursday.


The Gators coasted to a Southeastern
Conference title and only lost two
matches during the regular season,
both when ranked higher than their
opponent.
Texas has played a much tougher
schedule than UF, facing ranked Big
12 Conference opponents such as No.
2 seed Nebraska twice and No. 9 seed
Kansas State twice. Texas also squared
off with No. 3 seed Penn State on back-
to-back days in late August.
-Meanwhile, UF only faced two
ranked opponents during the regular
season: No. 19 Santa Clara on Sept. 1
and No. 22 LSU on Sep. 23.
UF did play current No. 25 Long
Beach State on Nov. 24, but the 49ers
were not ranked at the time. UF lost
that match in five games.
In order to remain in the tourna-
ment, the Gators will have to slow
down a Texas team that put five players
on the All-Big 12 First Team, including
two outside hitters, an opposite hitter, a
middle blocker and its setter, Michelle
Moriarty. Moriarty was first in the con-
ference with 14.16 assists per game.
Their two outside hitters on the
team, Destinee Hooker and Juliann
Faucette, ranked second and third,
respectively, in the Big 12 for kills per
game.
UF's seniors are very proud of the
freshmen on the team, who have played
above and beyond what the Gators ex-
pected at this point in their careers.
Freshmen outside hitters Lauren
Bledsoe and Callie Rivers have been
stellar, filling in for Marcie Hampton
to help lead the Gators to their first two
victories.
They will need to play even better to
defeat Texas, but Killingsworth has no
doubt they will.
"For freshmen to come in and have
such passion, such want and energy, it's
a wow," she said.


BASES, from page 31

I just-play the game the way it's supposed to
be played. I still have a lot to learn," Calathes
said.
Uh. I mean Tebow said... Oh, um, no, that
was Nick...I think.
OK, so Calathes said that, but the two have
become interchangeable, really.
And whenever the "H" word was brought
up around Tebow, he gave the same type of
answer.
It would have driven the media crazy, too
- if they didn't mean it.
We always hear players crediting their
teammates and deferring the attention. Some
mean it. Some don't.
Calathes and Tebow aren't kidding
around.
Maybe deep down they realize they'll
probably be good enough to play at the next
level.
Who cares?
They're the model of what a student athlete
should be.
But, just like Tebow found out this season
with three losses, life isn't always Heisman
Trophies and national titles.
While Calathes has scored 45 points the
past two games, he shot just 3 of 9. He scored
7 points against Florida State, and in the next
game he had almost as many turnovers (six)
as he did points (7).
UF coach Billy Donovan criticized his
freshman's shot selection. Calathes called his
play "terrible."
So, how does he respond?
He gently lofts alley-oop passes to
Marreese Speights between defenders. He
nails mid-range jumpers (this time it wasn't
forced) in Grant Hill-like fashion.
The only thing Calathes can't do well, ac-
cording to Parsons, is dunk.
Sounds fairly Golden to me.


VOLLEY, from page 31


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0 THE GATORS HOST FLORIDA A&M TO-
NIGHT AT 7.
By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
dklein@alligator.org

UF coach Billy Donovan said he has been caught
off guard by how confident his team especially
the five scholarship freshmen has been so far.
"The one thing I'm encouraged to see is they're
not an intimidated group," Donovan said. "It's
good to be confident and have some internal con-
fidence about yourself, but we need to have much,
much better humility and a level of understanding
of what can beat us. I don't think we have any re-
spect for that."
Donovan said the Gators (8-1) have played in- .
consistently during games. He said at times a great
defensive stand will be canceled out by a quick,
ill-advised shot. There are also stretches where UF
has great ball movement, but on the other end of
the court, the Gators don't block out, so the play is .
neutralized.
"We just go to the bank, cash our paycheck, and
we're walking down the street, and all the money's
flowing out of our pocket. When we get home, we
have none," Donovan said. "That's who we are
sometimes."
Donovan went on to question his team's respect
level for opponents. He said it may affect his squad
as the season progresses and the quality of UF's
competition improves. R
"When you're in a close game, there's got to be
a respect level and humility that you need to be on
edge," he said. "I may lose all my money here, but I
wouldn't be surprised if a couple of these guys are
walking home at the end of the week and they say,
'Oh, jeez, I've got no money for groceries.' There's .. ..
guys behind them picking it all up, and they're out Andrew Stanfill/ Alligator Staff
there buying groceries." UF forward Chandler Parsons goes for a layup during the first half of
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 28 the Gators' 88-72 win against Jacksonville on Monday.

UF .. .

Gators assume underdog role in NCAAs


By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Writer

When UF takes the court this week-
end in the NCAAvolleyball regional, the
team will take on a role not usually asso-
ciated with the Gators: underdog.
But if the players have learned any-
thing from this fall sports season, it's that
an upset victory isn't so hard to pull off.
"There are a lot of upsets that have
been going on lately, whether it's in
football or basketball or volleyball," se-
nior middle blocker Kisya Killingsworth
said. "Anything is possible on any given


night."
The Gators already have one thing
going for them a home-court advan-
tage.
"It's such a special
occurrence to play
in regional, but even
more so to play in
it when it's on your
home court," UF coach
Mary Wise said.
Killingsworth Following the
opening match pitting
No. 5 overall seed Southern California
against No.12 overall seed St. John's, No.


13 seed UF will take on No. 4 seed Texas
on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Gainesville
regional.
The winners of the two matches
will face each other Saturday at 4 p.m.
to decide a berth in the Final Four in
Sacramento, Calif., on Dec. 13.
Texas (26-3) will easily be the best
team UF (29-2) has faced all season, but
the Gators are ready to embrace their
underdog persona.
. "I think it's great," senior opposite
hitter Amber McCray said. "The last
time we've ever been the underdog I
SEE VOLLEY, PAGE 28


Shades of Tebow

seen in Calathes,

About five years
ago, inside Lake
Howell High's gym,
a Tim Tebow labora- ..
tory formed.
It produced just
one product, but Brian Steele
it was as close to a Steele-ing Bases
Tebow clone as you bsteele@alligator.org
could get.
Tebow is Golden.Boy I.
And soon, Nick Calathes will be labeled
Golden Boy II.
Though the pair grew up nearly 150
miles away from each other, the similari-
ties are hard to ignore.
Both were big-time recruits. Tebow was
rated as the best spread-offense quarter-
back in the country.
Calathes was a two-time McDonald's
All-American and took Lake Howell to the
state Final Four each season, winning the
title his senior year.
Both have wanted to be Gators since
they could say "Wuerffel."
Both came in with expectations of one
day carrying their teams. Tebow has suc-
ceeded. So will Calathes.
Sure, you'll be excited after Tebow wins
the Heisman on Saturday (if they give it
to Darren McFadden, those voters should
be given the same treatment Tebow gave
Geno Hayes), but your basketball team has
a player in the same mold.
I'm not saying Calathes will put up
stats equivalent to those of Tebow, but he's
going to have just as large an impact on his
team as Tebow's had on the football team
- eventually.
Even Lake Howell teammate and UF
forward Chandler Parsons admitted
Calathes had a "Golden Boy" image about
him.
"He got all the spotlight," Parsons said
of his friend's high school playing days.
"He deserves it. His game speaks for it-
self."
After Monday night's win against
Jacksonville where Calathes led the
Gators with 24 points, nine assists and a
disgusting six steals he was his nor-
mal, humble, Tebow-like self during the
postgame.
"I don't let [the hype] get to my head.
SEE BASES, PAGE 28


*NCAA Men's Basketball: Alabama
vs. Georgetown
ESPN, 7 p.m.
*NCAA Men's Basketball: Florida
A&M at UF
Sun Sports, 7 p.m.


Make sure to check out
alligatorSports.org during the break
for the latest Heisman coverage as Al-
ligator staff writers Nick Zaccardi and
Mike McCall report from New York.


E UF's eight selections to the all-South-
eastern Conference teams were tied for
the second-most in the conference, trail-
ing only LSU's 10 nominations.


NCAA Basketball


Tennessee
Chattanooga
NCAA Basketball
USC
Memphis


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Gators nominated to the Z.OO All-Southeastern

Conference Coaches Football Team
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Tim TebowQB, So.
Only player in college football history to
achieve 20-20 marks for rushing (22)
and passing (29) touchdowns in a single
season: Leads the SEC in total offense
(330.8 yds/game), completion percentage
(68.5) and touchdowns (51).


Derrick Harvey DE, RJr.
UF best 6.5 sacks is also tied
for seventh in the SEC; five pass
deflections.



Cornelius Ingram TE, RJr.
Led UF with seven touchdown receptions:
Finished the year with 33 receptions for
491 yards, averaging 14.9 yards per
catch.


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Brandon Spikes WR, Sr.
UF's leading tackler and second in
the conference with 188 total tackles
(74 solo); 14.0 tackles for loss: 1.5
sacks, two fumble recoveries.


Percy Harvin WR, So.
First player in UF history to have 100-
yards receiving and 100-yards rushing in
one game (113 yds rushing. 110 receiving
against Vanderbilt); Averaged 8.6 yards
per rush and 15.6 yards per reception.


Brandon James RB, So.
Led the nation with seven returns for more
than 50 yards: Led the SEC in punt return
average (17.8) and was second in kick
return average (28.2). His 818 kickoff
return yards broke the single-season
school record.


Carlton Medder and Jim Tartt
OL, RSr. OL, RJr.
The duo helped block for 197.7 rushing yards per game,
including 37 touchdowns on the ground: Allowed no sacks
against seven of the Gators' 12 opponents.


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