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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2008
Lawsuit to clear up tuition control tossed
By KIM WILMATH
Alligator Staff Writer
Former Florida Gov. BobGraham
and the Board of Governors, the
State University System's highest
governing body, now face a stum-
bling block in their fight for tuition-
The board joined Graham's law-
suit against the Florida Legislature
in July. The suit asks a court to dar-
ify which body has authority to set
tuition at the state's 11 universities.
On Thursday, a Leon County cir-
cuit court judge ruled that Graham
and the board failed to show stand-
ing in the case. They have until Feb.
4 to submit evidence proving the
Legislature has violated the board's
rights by controlling tuition.
Bill Edmonds, the board's
spokesman, said the judge's ruling
surprised the board.
Still, members of the board
would have no
ing more specific
Examples of the
by the February
Graham Edmonds said.
was created by a constitutional
amendment in 2002. Florida voters
approved the amendment by refer-
The board has continually as-
serted. that the amendment made it
independent from the Legislature.
However, Edmonds said it has not
been able to perform its duties ad-
equately because of the Legislature's
"It seems dear that the voters did
not want business as usual to con-
tinue, but that's what happened,"
Edmonds said. "There's ambiguity
over who's responsible for the uni-
versity system's future."
In a July news release, Florida
Senate President Ken Pruitt, R-Port
St. Lucie, called the lawsuit, "an
attempt to get unbridled tuition
"God help our students if they
win, Pruitt wrote.
Pruitt could not be reached for
The most recent dash between
the two bodies occurred when the
SEE BOG, PAGE 13
Wright gets 10 yrs. in officer's death
* AUSTIN WRIGHT WAS DRUNK
WHEN HIS CAR HIT GPD LT. COREY
DAHLEM IN APRIL.
By JESSICA PONN
Alligator Staff Writer
Head hung, hands clasped loosely on the
table in front of him, Austin John Wright's
hazel eyes peered down at his lap. He waited
anxiously for the hearing to begin, knowing
that in a matter of hours, he might be trading
in his neatly pressed slacks for a jumpsuit and
a pair of handcuffs.
After pleading guilty to manslaughter,
Wright, 22, waited to be sentenced in an
Alachua County courtroom.
Judge Peter Sieg entered the room at 2 p.m.
on Dec. 12. His job was as simple as it was pro-
He did not have to decide whether Wright
went barhopping the night of April 2,2007.
Nor did he need to determine whether it
was Wright who drove a truck into Gainesville
Police Department Lt. Corey Dahlem on
University Avenue around 2 a.m. the morning
of April 3.
Wright had already admitted he was be-
hind the wheel that night. He'd had so much
to drink that when police cars finally boxed
him in after he had plowed through a bar-
ricade and sent Dahlem's body flying across
the street, Wright was unaware of what he
His blood alcohol level was 0.271 more
than three times the legal limit.
Dahlem died the next afternoon.
Both Wright and the prosecution agreed on
these facts. Now it was up to Sieg to punish Jeremiah Stanley/ Ailigato
him. A UF student waits ton crrn I niversift Ave at RilrukmRn Drive Saturdrav Thi
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SEE DAHLEM, PAGE 15
road was recently dedicated to the memory of GPD Lt. Corey Dahlem.
E UF added a five-
star prospect to
its 2008 recruiting
class on Saturday.
Matt Patchan, a
lineman will help
protect Tim Tebow
next season. See
story, pg. 35
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A UF fraternity
is set to move into
its brand-new, $5
but city inspections
have kept members
from moving in. See
story, pg. 11.
VOLUME 101 ISSUE 72
By KATIE EMMETS
A newly enrolled UP transfer student
died Dec. 29 in a motorcycle accident in
Dunnellon, a small city in Marion County.
Cory Altman, 28, was killed when Donna
Brown, 70, made a left hand turn out of a
Winn-Dixie parking lot onto U.S. 41. Brown
did not yield to oncoming traf-
Stato fic, according to a Department
News of Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicles crash report.
The front of Altman's
Suzuki motorcycle crashed into the left side
of Brown's Pontiac, throwing Altman onto
the pavement. He was traveling at 45 mph.
UF Dean of Students Eugene Zdziarski
said Altman was from Coral Gables and was
transferring from Miami-Dade Community
College as a junior biology major.
The 2007 calendar year held the largest
number of UF student deaths in recent his-
tory, Zdziarski said. Car and motorcycle ac-
cidents cause the largest number of deaths
when it comes to students.
Students should remember to get a lot
of rest before they travel, Zdziarski added.
"Students should not be pushing them-
selves too hard, so they can be attentive and
not find themselves in a bad situation."
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4, ALLIGATOR I MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2008
Machen's salary hiked up
By ILEANA MORALES
In 2012, UF President
Bernie Machen's salary will be
bumped up to a cool million.
UF's Board of Trustees ap-
proved a four-year extension
of Machen's contract on Nov.
30. In 2012, the last year of his
contract, Machen will receive
a long-term bonus an addi-
tional $400,000 to his salary.
Machen receives a base sal-
ary of $415,000 and $285,000
in performance bonuses annu-
ally, bringing his total annual
paycheck to $700,000.
had the op-
tion to take
Machen $450,000 in
Instead of the vacation,
Machen chose to take $100,000
each year for four years begin-
ning in 2009. Along with the
$400,000 long-term bonus, this
will bring his compensation to
$1.2 million in 2012.
Trustee Al Warrington,
chairman of the board's
Committee on Finance and
Facilities, was the only trustee
who did not approve the con-
Warrington was also the
only trustee to vote against
Machen receiving nearly
$300,000 in performance bo-
UF Trustee Fernandez resigns
* MANNY FERNANDEZ PLANS ON
SPENDING TIME WITH WORK, FAMILY.
By KIM WILMATH
.Alligator Staff Writer
Manny Fernandez, a UF trustee and former
chairman of the university's top governing body,
announced his resignation on Jan 2.
Fernandez served on the Board of Trustees
since 2001 and was chairman from 2003 to 2007.
In a letter to Dianna Morgan, present chair-
woman of the board of trustees, Fernandez wrote
that his time at SI Ventures, an investment firm
Fernandez co-founded and co-manages, is com-
ing to. an end. Hell now be spending less time
in Florida and more time in California with his
In addition, he wrote, his service on four
Fortune 500 boards takes up a significant amount
of his time.
Gov. Charlie Crist will nominate a replace-
ment for Fernandez, and he has not announced
any prospects yet.
The next meeting of UF's Board of Trustees is
"I can't tell you how difficult this decision pro-
cess has been for me," Fernandez wrote. "I will be
forever grateful for the opportunity to serve my
alma mater in this meaningful way."
In a letter to the rest of the board members,
Morgan wrote that Fernandez helped establish
some of UF's most important programs, such as
the Tuition Differential
U F Program and Florida
Administration Opportunity Scholars
The Tuition Differential Program will allow
UF to incrementally raise tuition 40 percent over
four years. UF will use the money raised to hire
more faculty members and academic advisers.
The program will go into effect fall 2008 and is
expected to bring in about $17 million.
The Florida Opportunity Scholars Program
awards scholarships to students who are the first
in their families to attend college.
"Manny's leadership and contributions to
our university are too numerous to list," Morgan
wrote. "The greatest honor we can bestow upon
him is our continued commitment on all the ini-
tiatives which are so important to him."
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Jeremiah Tattersall, a UF senior, plays urban golf on the Plaza of the
Americas Sunday afternoon. Tattersall said he gathers with friends
to play every Wednesday. Urban golf is a sport where people choose
their own tee-off area and hole in an urban or unconventional loca-
MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2008 0 ALLIGATOR, 5
Senate president launches bid for top SG position
By ILEANA MORALES
During the holiday break, the
current Student Senate president
announced he would run for next
year's Student Body president.
Kevin Reilly, a UF political sci-
ence senior, said he's confident
about his chances of winning the
spring election. Reilly said he
doesn't know the exact date of the
"I decided to run because, I
mean, I love this university," he
said. "I care for the students, and
I am the best person to lead the
students and find practical solu-
Reilly said his Senate experience
makes him a good candidate.
-He said the experience has
taught him how to work with UF
administration to find solutions
to problems and learn from other-
As part of Student Senate, he
said he has helped achieve ex-
final exams and
helped give stu-
dents the option
of paying with
credit cards at
Rellly ing locations.
Reilly said he hopes to execute
similar projects with a platform
based on improving the everyday
lives of students.
"We represent 50,000 students
and allocate their funds," Reilly
said. "We need to do our best to do
our responsibilities and translate
that into practical results."
One issue he said he would like
to work on is UF's WebMail sys-
tem, which he said is "outdated."
If he wins, the transition to
Student Body president will not be
an issue, Reilly said.
"It's more responsibilities, but
at the end of the day, it comes
down to being-a strong leader and
a knowledgeable leader," Reilly
said. "And I feel like I'm both
Reilly has not yet chosen a vice
president or treasurer to run with.
He said he would continue to
turn to students for ideas on im-
proving student life. Details on the
rest of his platform will be released
in a couple of weeks.
Shands employee OK after parking-garage kidnapping
By KATIE EMMETS
A Shands employee was kidnapped from a
UF parking garage Thursday night, placed in
the trunk of a car and dropped off uninjured at
a local Wal-Mart later that night, according to a
University Police Department news release.
At 8:30 p.m., four men dressed in all black
and wearing black ski masks grabbed the
victim on the ramp of a parking a garage at
Shands at UF, blindfolded him and tied his
hands behind his back, the release stated.
He was placed in a car described as pos-
sibly being a 1999 black, four-door Nissan
The men then took the victim's cell phone
and sent text messages with it, according to
the incident as a criminal matter, but UPD is
interested in any related information, accord-
The victim also said he was ing to the report.
On taken to a silent room in an un- The news release reminded all students,
Campus known location, staff, faculty and visitors to be aware of their
The victim was dropped off surroundings at all times and to contact UPD
unharmed at the Wal-Mart on 13th Street at if they see any suspicious activity.
10 p.m. The UPD Criminal Investigations Division
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Still In Doubt
Judge throws out tuition
case, fight continues
On Thursday, a Leon County circuit court judge tossed
out a lawsuit intended to clarify who has the right to
control tuition the state Legislature or the Board of
Governors, the governing body of Florida's public universities.
State Senate President Ken Pruitt, a Republican from Port St.
Lucie, declared the judge's ruling or lack thereof "a victory
for students and their families."
When the board was created by a voter referendum in 2002,
the language in the amendment was ambiguous about the
Since then, board members and lawmakers have gone back
and forth on tuition. The matter culminated last year, when the
board and the Legislature independently raised tuition by 5
What if one had raised tuition by 10 percent and the other
by 5 percent?
The judge, Charles Francis, left it open for the board which
joined former Gov. Bob Graham in the lawsuit to try again
by early next month by proving the board has standing in the
We're not sure if the board figured its standing would be
obvious to Francis or if Francis just wasn't paying attention.
In any event, the plaintiffs have indicated they plan to sub-
mit the evidence Francis requested, so eventually, we hope, he
will take up the case.
And when he does, we hope he will keep this in mind:
Under the Legislature's control, tuition in Florida has sunk
to the bottom of the barrel compared with other states.
So while Tallahassee lawmakers enjoy the good public re-
lations of being able to tout affordable higher education, the
state's two most important institutions UF and Florida State
University are in self-imposed hiring freezes.
Compounding the issue are budget cuts for the state's uni-
versities from guess who the Legislature.
Don't get us wrong. Affordable college is a great thing, and
we've been skeptical in the past when UF officials and others
wanted to jack up tuition.
But by keeping tuition so low, the Legislature has made it
virtually impossible for UF and the rest of Florida'd universi-
ties to keep up with its peers.
In a 2006 USA Today survey of tuition rates at flagship uni-
versities in all 50 states, UF came in at 75. Who came in at No.
UF can't maintain it's top-20 public university status with
tuition that low. And a top-20 public university is critical to this
state for so many reasons.
A crucial one: a top-tier university keeps top-tier high school
graduates in the state.
In turn, their money and intelligence stays in the state.
See how this works, Legislature?
We applaud our lawmakers for implementing a plan that
would allow UF, FSU and the University of South Florida to
raise tuiton by 40 percent over the next three years.
They've finally acknowledged that all of the State University
System's institutions don't serve the same purpose. (Florida
International University doesn't need the funding UF does, so it
shouldn't charge the same rate. Pretty cut-and-dry.)
But we're not sure that lawmakers have caught on.
That's why Francis, when he finally takes this case, should
side with the Board of Governors and Graham.
They understand what the universities need, not only to
survive but to thrive.
And, as UF President Bernie Machen would be quick to tell
you, it's hard to even survive by scraping the bottom of the
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Lost phones make for lots of stress
T here are two kinds of people in the world: those who
lose their cell phones and those who do not.
Until recently, I never thought I'd find myself in the
(By the way, there are another two kinds of people in the
world: those who say there are two kinds of people in the
world and those who do not. Once again, I never thought I
would find myself in the first group.)
I went to Busch Gardens last month to cash in on a year-
long pass I purchased during the summer.
I went on the Montu for the second ride of the day, and
afterward, I realized that my cell phone was gone.
See, I know I had my phone with me when I got off a
kiddie roller coaster earlier. Maybe a goat from the petting
zoo pickpocketed me when my mom was adjusting my shirt
But more than likely, my link to the universe fell to its de-
mise as I flew upside-down and sideways above an-artificial
Egyptian archeological site.
Now, you may be wondering why I still had a cell phone
after swearing against them in a November column for mi-
crowaving my brain,.
Unfortunately, it proved nearly impossible to kick the
habit. For one thing, I needed some way to call 1-800-Ask-
Gary in case of an emergency, and payphones are hard to
A decade ago, there were 2.6 million pay phones nation-
wvide. Now, only about 1 million can be found. Last month,
AT&T announced it would be phasing out all of its pay
phones by the end of 2008.
Where will superheroes change into tights?
Anyway, after my dear friend went MIA, cell phone
separation anxiety ensued in its five horrible stages: antsy
thumbs, talking into stray bananas, uninterrupted bathroom
breaks and paying attention to the
people in the surrounding area.
Finally, there was the drinking,
which actually wasn't too bad see-
ing that Busch Gardens gives out
free beer samples.
Vincent Massaro But the real blow came later
firstname.lastname@example.org when I realized I didn't have any
of my sacred contacts written down.
They were stored only in my phone, which is lost somewhere
in Africa, which is somewhere in Busch Gardens.
I never write down anyone's number because I can just
type it into my phone. I only have a few of my friends' num-
bers memorized, and that's only because I didn't feel like
typing out their names.
I had the numbers for at least a dozen take-out restaurants
programmed. What about all of my friends' old cell phone
numbers that I never deleted? And I can't forget about those
1-800 numbers I saved from my favorite Billy Mays com-
I had something dose to 350 contacts in my phonebook,
which is absurd. There are probably only a few dozen people
I talk to on a regular basis, and that's only when I feel like
talking to them.
It reminds me of the 700 closest friends Facebook says I
Speaking of Facebook, now I have to create one of those
events where people who don't want to talk to me will be
forced to give me their phone numbers. I'll call the event "A
roller coaster killed my phone."
Now, if only Web sites could fall out of amusement park
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Students, bookstores prepare for semester rush
By ALYSSA LARENZIE
Lines are getting longer, and
wallets are getting emptier.
It's semester rush at local book-
First-year UF students Michelle
Decenteceo and Molly Koozer
have quickly learned how to shop
around for the cheapest books.
Koozer found the statistics book
she had already purchased was
$40 less at another bookstore. She
immediately considered returning
it to save money. Price was an im-
portant factor for the friends.
"You just have to learn how to
bargain shop," Decenteceo said.
Many students spend about
$300 in textbooks per semester,
said Gator Textbooks Inc. employ-
ee Mike Giampietro.
Graduate student Ashley
Croom has come to terms with the
high textbook prices.
"I've kind of just sucked it
up," she said. "It's going to be ex-
pensive, so whatever."
Croom has been a patron of lo-
cal bookstores for five years. She
said usually she spends $300 to
$500 a semester in books.
The biggest problem with text-
book shopping for her is finding
the books required for her smaller
graduate classes because each
store only carries a few copies,
To save time, students can
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By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
John Wright, who served as the
interim dean of the UF College of
Journalism and Communications
for more than a year, was named
the college's permanent dean last
UF Provost Janie Fouke made
the announcement Dec. 18 after a
yearlong national search.
"I think Dr. Wright's vision and
energy excited the faculty, search
committee and me," Fouke said.
Wright, who has been the in-
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a digital commu-
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While classes won't be taught
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have access to stations outfitted
with the latest technology to com-
plete projects assigned in class.
"The idea here is to become,
if not a global leader, the global
leader in digital communications,"
Wright joined the UF telecom-
munication faculty in 1982 and
later served as associate dean for
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By ILEANA MORALES
For accusations of hazing,
UF's Greek Judicial Board recom-
mended that Alpha Tau Omega
Fraternity be placed on conduct
probation for the spring semester.
At a hearing on Dec. 7, the
board decided that the fraternity's
cooperation with the spring sanc-
tions would determine its fate for
the spring semester.
Alpha Tau Omega, known as
ATO, was suspended from social
and recruitment privileges for fall.
Members are allowed to hold two
social events in the spring, but the
events must be alcohol-free.
ATO must also participate in
five philanthropies and a seven-
week new-member education
program. New members are not
allowed at the fraternity house,
located at 207 SW 13th St., after
In November, ATO was ac-
cused of depriving its new mem-
bers of sleep and forcing them to
be designated drivers for older
"There's always a gray area
as to what goes on."
Fletcher Rush, ATO's presi-
dent, said the fraternity would
accept the sanctions.
At the hearing, Rush said he
was not present during any of the
alleged hazing and did not have
knowledge of it.
"There's always a gray area as
to what goes on," Rush said.
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Kappa Sigma set to move into $5 million mansion
By KATIE SANDERS
After a year of building, decorating and testing
couches for the right balance of comfort and durability,
members of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at UF are pre-
pared to move into their new $5 million Southern-style
mansion but they can't call it home just yet.
Pending city inspections and last-minute paper-
work prevent members from moving into their new
headquarters until midweek, said Ryan Merkel, Kappa
Sigma's student housing director and UF marketing
Many members are left with little choice but to
crash on friends' couches for a few nights.
The brick and stucco mansion, 1120 SW Ninth
Road, sits behind the mostly female turf of Sorority
Row and covers almost 24,000 square feet of land. The
fraternity purchased the plot in 2002.
Kappa Sigma is a member of UF's Interfraternity
Council and is independent from UF's housing depart-
Merkel said the new headquarters can house up to
50 people, and 47 members will occupy 20 double and
nine single rooms in the house this semester.
The double bedrooms -were designed with Hume
Hall in mind. One bathroom separates two bedrooms
shared by shared by four suitemates.
For every three single bedrooms, members will
share a common room and bathroom.
In addition to a mortgage, members raised nearly
$1.25 million in donations from more than 130 donors
to pay for the house, Merkel said. The goal is to raise $2
million, according to the Kappa Sigma Web site.
"It's fun to have dinner with someone and ask for
$100,000," Merkel said.
The manor's facade features four sturdy columns
stretching from the porch to the second floor, rising
above a small white balcony. The fraternity's letters,
which cost $4,000, and its crest overlook the massive
After passing through the elegant foyer, visitors
will enter the chapter room, a 1,100-square-foot space
where 123 members will gather for weekly meetings. A
huge, bright orange-and-blue wall adorns one side of
the rectangular room.
The first floor also features a grand dining room
capable of entertaining 175 people around a $13,000
dining room set, which, like most of the furniture and
all of the residents, has not been moved in.
The house also has a large ladies' sitting room and
restroom for neighboring sororities to use when visit-
ing for dinner.
The second floor contains mostly bedrooms and a
1,400-square-foot game room, which will soon contain
pool tables, a foosball table, several couches and a huge
The third floor is designated as the quiet area of
the house, with a large merlot-carpeted library to be
equipped with four long conference tables and beige
wrap-around couches. There is also office space for five
of the fraternity's executive officers to share and a suite
for the president.
"There's been a great renaissance in
Kappa Sigma's student housing director
The suite consists of a bedroom, bathroom, walk-in
closet and office. It is the only place in the house with
bright-blue carpet and is part of the fraternity's efforts
to incorporate a "professional aspect" in the house,
With the inclusion of an elevator; fireproof, wood-
like vinyl flooring inside the house; and a few 50-inch,
flat-screen TVs, the house boasts many technological
innovations that other fraternity houses do not.
"There's been a great renaissance in Greek hous-
ing," Merkel said.
Motion-detecting light sensors in most of the man-
sion's rooms, hallways and large meeting halls ensure
an illuminated path without the flip of a switch.
It may take a few weeks for the fraternity to ap-
preciate the cool value of its $500,000 air-conditioning
system, but Merkel said the top-of-the-line system will
be worth a more expensive utilities bill because every
room has its own computerized air-conditioning zone.
Mike Jones, Kappa Sigma's recruitment chairman
this semester and UF sophomore, said he thinks the
house will attract more members during recruitment
week than in past years, when the fraternity recruited
members from Lake Alice Field.
"This is really going to be advantageous for our
rush, but I think that our brotherhood will really
be what attracts them to Kappa Sigma," Jones said.
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Audit reveals problems
By LIA GANOSELLIS
A state audit report recently revealed
problems with UF's budgeting, spend-
ing, documentation and other financial
The report, which reviews the opera-
tional activities of each Florida university
every two years, was released Nov. 29 by
the Florida Auditor General.
There were 21 problems at UF.
The problems include UF's failure
to document its authority to charge
a fee to students studying abroad.
UF responded that it does have the right
to charge the fees because of regulations
from the Board of Governors, the State
University System's highest govern-
ing body, as well as Florida Statutes.
UF also lacked documentation that
students in the Masters of Business
Administration programs were not be-
ing overcharged in fees, and the money
generated from the fees was not used to
help finance any additional programs, the
The report also noted problems with
the proper documentation of UF's em-
ployee payroll. UF's chemistry depart-
ment, in particular, needs improvement.
Ed Poppel, vice president of UF business
affairs, said problems are bound to arise
-because of staff turnover and procedure
Staff members often remain un-
informed of updated processes and
changed regulations, Poppel said.
"Not everyone gets
the message," he said.
State auditors also found that UF
needed to improve its efforts to col-
lect money owed to the univer-
sity through contracts and grants.
However, UF has already reduced the
amount of money owed to the university
from about $16 million to about $10 mil-
lion, UF's response states in the findings.
That's not the only area in which UF has
"I would be worried if the audi-
tors didn't find anything."
vice president of UF business affairs
State auditors found fewer
problems in the past year than in
2005, when 25 findings were re-
ported for the 2004-2005 budget year.
ments," Poppel said. "I would be wor-
ried if the auditors didn't find anything."
UF has already started addressing each
issue, including the ongoing budgeting
battle of the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences, which was the first problem
listed in the audit report.
CLAS has been in debt since 2006.
The university has already taken mea-
sures to prevent overspending by making
enhanced monitoring tools, available to
staff, which allow colleges and depart-
ments to keep an eye on revenues and
expenditures, UF's response states.
If expenditures exceed budget, each bud-
get officer of that college or department
is notified by e-mail so appropriate mea-
sures can be taken, the response states.
Poppel said UF needs to focus on educat-
ing staff to prevent these problems.
"It's a very complex institution with
ever-changing processes and proce-
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Social networking Web site geared toward Gators
By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
Move over, Facebook.
The Gator Nation Network, known as
GNN, is a professional networking site for UF
students, alumni and friends.
Although GNN was started in 2005, the
UF Alumni Association recently stepped up
its marketing efforts especially to current
students -beginning with a Gators luggage
giveaway earlier this month.
Katie Marquis, director of membership
and marketing for the association, said almost.
30,000 people are registered on GNN, making
it the second-largest school-networking site-
second only to the University of Michigan.
In some aspects, GNN is similar to
Facebook. Users can add friends, send mes-
sages and join groups, and the site keeps track
of birthdays, too.
But Marquis emphasized that professional
networking, not socializing, is the primary
purpose of GNN.
Justin Rees, a UF graduate student who
joined GNN when it first started, said the site
became more helpful as he got older.
When Rees started looking for jobs in
September, he found the group for New York
Gators on GNN and e-mailed one of the mem-
"That Gator Nation Network is the
perfect way to be connected."
UF early childhood and special education
Within five hours, the member e-mailed
Rees with his phone number and told him to
call right away.
Although they had never met, Rees said
they spoke for an hour and a half.
"That just kind of blew me away," Rees
Lauren O'Hara, a UF early childhood and
special education senior who is also in charge
of the UF Student Alumni Association, also
joined GNN when the site first became avail-
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Although she doesn't use the site much,
O'Hara said she encourages students to join
because of the benefits after graduation.
"When you graduate, you have access to
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Judge left it open for the Board of Governors to refile its lawsuit
BOG, from page 1
Legislature and the board separately
called for the state's public universi-
ties to raise tuition.
The board approved a 5 percent
increase for each of Florida's 11 uni-
versities in September, and Florida
Gov. Charlie Crist approved the
Legislature's own 5 percent increase
"That doesn't seem to be good
for the universities," Edmonds said.
"It's hard for them to move forward
with some question about which
tuition increase is legitimate."
The schools will institute a 5
percent tuition hike
State in spring, which will
News generate a total of
about $9.5 million.
UF's share will be about $1.4 mil-
"Fortunately, the tuition increas-
es are identical, but that might notbe
the case next year," Edmonds said.
"If we impose a 3 percent increase
and the Legislature imposes 6 per-
cent, what's Bernie Machen going to
do?" UF spokesman Steve Orlando
said UF was not ready to comment
about the recent ruling.
Edmonds said the board hopes
the lawsuit would dear up all the
confusion over who's really in
charge. The judge's recent ruling
isn't a major a setback, he said.
"We don't see this as a dosed
door," Edmonds said.
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Friends and family members of Wright, Dahlem speak on their behalfs
DAH LEM, frompage 1
Depending on the judge's discretion,
Wright could walk out of court with his family
that night and pay for his crime with commu-
nity service. Or, he could spend up to 30 years
The next six hours would make clear
that no matter how the judge ruled, both the
Wright and Dahlem families would be impris-
oned by Wright's actions for the rest of their
Death: A Life Sentence for Dahlems
State prosecutor Geoffrey Fleck was first to
present his side.
He introduced witness after witness, who
shared fond memories of Dahlem.
Several themes emerged as Dahlem's
friends and family spoke.
Dahlem was a true family man.
Nothing came before his wife, Sally,
his daughter, Katie, and his son, Brandon.
Lt. Scott Meffen remembered that after his
fellow GPD officers had nicknamed Dahlem
"Spoon," he proudly introduced his newborn
son Brandon to the force as 'Teaspoon."
Wanting to spend more time with his young
children, Dahlem asked to work night shifts so
he could stay at home during the day.
Dahlem was an officer of impeccable integ-
rity. He moved up quickly in the department's
ranks because he was a good policeman. For
years he was trusted to train young officers,
teaching them to be thorough and fair.
He was an invaluable leader.
Dahlem's father, Ted, said he had no mercy
"In my mind the driver is a murderer and
his passengers accomplices, and no one will
ever change my mind," he said, pausing to
stare sharply in Wright's direction.
After listening to hours of painful testi-
mony, Sally Dahlem finally rose to speak.
With a shaky voice she recounted the night
her husband was hit. As soon as she met with
the doctors, she knew he wouldn't survive.
She remembered making the phone calls
no mother should ever have to make. First
was to Katie.
"How would I tell her that her father was
going to die?" she remembered thinking. "I
have never felt so hopeless or lost as I did in
All she could do was hold her children as
they cried inconsolably in the hospital room.
Twenty people were with her, she said, but
she felt completely alone.
The pain was almost unbear-
able on Father's Day, which
Katie and Brandon spent chang-
OCal ing the flowers and crying at
CoISur their father's grave.
The pain would be felt every
day for the rest of their lives, she
said, some days more sharply than others.
Katie and her father had already chosen
"Butterfly Kisses" as the song they would
dance to on her wedding day.
"What will it be like for Katie to be crying
for her dad on her wedding day instead of
dancing with him?" she said.
DUI Ended Promising Future
Mary Wright was the first person to speak
in her son's defense. She stood between her
husband and her oldest son, with a tissue in
her hand and a cross around her neck.
"Your loss is beyond my comprehension,"
she began, turning to face Sally Dahlem.
Yet, she continued, her son deserved com-
"Your Honor, Austin is not a criminal," she
More than 15 people would make the same
argument in the hours that followed.
His friends, family members, psychologist
and minister saw Wright as a caring, friendly
young man, not a killer.
In the summertime he taught children how
to play soccer. During his Spring Break he
volunteered in New Orleans, helping rebuild
homes that had been destroyed by Hurricane
Megan Boone, Wright's longtime friend,
spoke of his integrity.
"For a gentle soul like Austin, living with
the fact that he has taken another life is pun-
ishment enough," Boone said.
Finally it was time for the young man
whose life once held such promise to explain
to Sieg, the Dahlem family and the Gainesville
community why he deserved mercy.
He began by taking full blame for his ac-
tions and for Dahlem's death.
"But," he said, "I did not mean it."
"I have no idea what you are all through,"
he told the Dahlem family, but as he sniffled
and paused to regain his composure, Wright
tried to imagine.
"This past Father's Day I couldn't
help but think about you all day," he said.
"Thanksgiving was the same thing. I know
that this Christmas you won't have your
"I wish there was some way I could take it
Sentence Leaves No Winners
After more than six hours of patient lis-
tening, Sieg was prepared to announce his
Certain factors supported a light sentence,
he said. Wright's actions were isolated, he was
dearly remorseful, and he could use his influ-
ence toward a positive end.
Certain factors supported a heavy sen-
Dahlem was a uniformed police officer on
duty at the time of his death. Wright had made
a series of bad choices, not least of which was
his choice to consume an excessive amount of
Sieg's decision, he warned, would leave 95
percent of the courtroom dissatisfied.
Matter-of-factly, Sieg looked out into the
courtroom and announced that Wright would
spend the next 10 years in a state prison. After
eight and a half years, he would be eligible for
Sally, Katie and Brandon left the courtroom
immediately. They later said they had hoped
for a longer sentence, but felt he got what he
Wright removed his jacket. He loosened his
tie, took one final look into his family's drained
faces, and disappeared behind a courtroom
door. Dozens of people filed into the lobby.
Most hugged more than they spoke.
As Wright's supporters left, his parents
were sure to thank them for making the trip.
Mary Wright left her friends and family
with two simple words.
"Drive safely," she said.
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Plea deal in UF student murder
By KATIE EMMETS
A Gainesville man pled guilty last
month to the second-degree murder
of a UF student in 2004 after origi-
nally pleading not guilty.
On Dec. 18, Frankie Silvestri pled
guilty to the second-degree murder
of Preinal Dinesh Dagly.
According to Silvestri's arrest
report, police found Dagly's body
beaten and stabbed near his partially
Silvestri, 26, was
murder, armed rob-
bery and tampering
According to his
arrest report, his
SilIvestri fingerprints were
found in blood on the outside win-
dow of Dagly's car.
After his trial ended in a hung jury
in October, the State Attorney's Office
and Silvestri's attorneys reached a
plea deal, allowing Silvestri to plead
guilty to second-degree murder.
He faces up to 35 years in prison,
according to official court docu-
A violation of parole hearing for
Silvestri will be held on Feb. 19, ac-
cording to a court clerk. A sentencing
hearing has not yet been set.
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College of Engineering dean resigns after 6 years
By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
Pramod Khargonekar, the six-year dean
of UF's College of Engineering, announced
his resignation Dec. 4.
In a phone interview, Khargonekar said
he has not specified a date to step down, but
it could be as late as August depending on
how the search for a new dean progresses.
Khargonekar has led the college since
The college's associate dean for stu-
dent affairs, Jonathan Earle, also retired in
December, and Angela Lindner, an engineer-
ing professor, filled the position Jan. 1.
"I really want to confirm what I suspect
most people do know here at the university
- that the College of Engineering very much
values our undergraduate student popula-
tion," Lindner said.
After stepping down as dean,
Khargonekar said he intends to return to the
UF faculty as a professor and researcher.
In his career as dean, Khargonekar hired
90 new faculty members and developed
UF's biomedical engineering program and
an institute for nanoscience and nanotech-
The on-campus institute, which is almost
finished, will facilitate research in nanotech-
nology with biomedical
He earned his Ph.D. in
engineering from UF. in
He said he is proud of
the college's undergradu-
Khargonek ate programs, which were
Khargonear reaccredited in August and
continue to rank at the top of the nation.
"It's a very satisfying thing for students
to come back as deans and have all the suc-
cesses that I've had," he said.
"I consider myself very, very lucky that
all these really wonderful things have hap-
pened while I was dean."
UF Provost Janie Fouke said a search
committee to fill Khargonekar's spot would
be formed later this month.
Fouke said she's already received a few
nominations from the engineering faculty,
but that's as far as the search has gone.
She said she expects the search to take
about a year or less because of the position's
"It's going to be a hard job to fill hard
shoes to fill," Fouke said.
Student Democracts, Republicans respond to caucuses
Both groups focused on Florida
By KATIE SANDERS Office, ending with the national
Alligator Writer election in-November.
email@example.com UF College Republicans
Chairman Ben Grove, a UF politi-
The victories of Sen. Barack cal science senior, said Huckabee's
Obama, D-Il., and former Gov. first win, where he earned 34 per-
Mike Huckabee, R-Ark., in cent of the Republican vote, came
Friday's Iowa caucuses have "out of nowhere."
earned support from some UF "I think Huckabee really
student political organizations on. had an exuberant personality
campus, and could relate to the common
The Iowa caucuses jump-start- man as the good ol' man from
ed the presidential nominating Arkansas," Grove said.
process for the race to the Oval He said he does not know what
the former Arkansas governor's
victory in Iowa means for the rest
of the primary season.
"While it's important, I think
honestly the biggest primary is
going to be on January 29," he
said, referring to
On Florida's primary.
Campus The College
Republicans and the
College Democrats are planning
to educate students about the
candidates on the Reitz Union
Colonnade and Turlington Plaza
"Our voters just really don't
know which direction we want to
go," he said. "It's a great oppor-
tunity for us because we have so
much variety and choice."
UF College Democrats want
Floridians to demonstrate the
"same zeal for the political pro-
cess" at the Florida primary as
Iowans, the group wrote in a news
All of .the major Democratic
candidates have boycotted
Florida's primary election because
the national party deemed the pri-
mary's date too early, which has
given the Republican candidates
a head start to campaign.
The date was changed in May
from March to January.
"We feel the state is being
neglected, especially since it is a
battleground state," said Mark
McShera, the group's editorial
chairman and UF sophomore.
McShera said the College
Democrats will have a better un-
derstanding of who the front-run-
ner will be starting next week.
But they are focused on sup-
porting the Democratic candidate-
centered groups until then.
"We congratulate Senator
Obama, but it's the first fight out
of 50," McShera said.
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2411 SW 35th PI
M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-2.
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2br/2.5ba on sorority row
W/D, dishwasher, alarm
Available Jan 4thl 372-7111
Available January 1. Walk
to UF. new complex 1BR $999
2BR 2.5 BA washer/Dryer
$1400 pets allowed
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $595-
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Avail 1/1/08. Call 954-410-0024 or email
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2735 SW 35th Place #201
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2 and 3 bedrooms for FALL
As low as $380/person
Pets welcome! Wood floors available
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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-
December Freel lbd/1lbth available now
through July in SunBay. Quiet, close to cam-
pus, $560/month. Call or email Josh for more
details 352-213-1559 email@example.com
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-
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 $390/mo furnished
w/ FREE utilities, cable & ethernet, night se-
curity, avail now-06/08. Tam: 727-641-2638 ,
HUGE BR available to share 2/2 in Museum
Walk Apts. 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
I 1 0
Vegetable Tempura .......... 9.95
Chicken Tempura........... 10.95
Chicken Sawamura ......... 10.95
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Chicken or Shrimp.......... 11.95
Sukiyaki and Chicken ..... 11.95
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Sukiyaki and Shrimp.......12.95
1624 SW 13th St. Gainesville, FL
Studio apartment $599/month
Walk to campus SW 1stAve & 13th St
Refurbished hardwood floors
Water and electricity included in rent
Jan 08 lbr/lba in spacious 4/4. Campus
to bus route. 24 hr Gym, tanning bed.Move in
as early as Mid dec. call 407-342-3693 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org 1-8-5-3
GREAT DEAL! 1br lba $799 obo. Many
Amenities! Washer/Dryer, Pool, etc. Avail
Dec thru July. Dec Free, July Fre'Pfets
ok. Call Robyn @ 941-374-0064 or email
RCainPhoto@gmail.com for more info 1-
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-
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-
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-
Great room for rent, 4 minute walk to cam-
pus. NW 14th st. and NW 4th ave at college
park, just north of campus. location is perfect
and rent is cheap! 1 room in a 3bd 2bath, call
for details 239 849 4488 1-29-08-16-03
Room at Spyglass for rent. $475/mo, utilities
inc, male only, living room furnished, own
bathroom, walk-in closet. Take over lease,
expires 07/31/08, $125 credit for signing.
Bus route(20) to UF. Bruce 941-716-3554.
The Polo's 1BR/1BD FREE TANNING, fire-
place, vaulted ceiling, Pets Welcome, Gym,
comp lab, study rm, (3)pools, (2)hot tubs,
great maintance helpscreened in porch
$730/per mo avail NOW! Kerri 561-306-6871
GREAT DEAL! 1br lba $615. Many
Amenities! Towne Parc Apt. # 501. Washer/
Dryer, Pool, Gym, etc. Avail Jan thru July.
Jan Free. Pets ok. 3 mi from UF. Call LaVette
@ 305-467-4191 or email email@example.com
2BR/2BA Sublease for 7 months
$740/mo. Pets allowed. Call 954-736-8442
FREE FIRST MONTH RENT AND
UTLIITIESIAVAILABLE NOWTHRU 7/31/08.
NO MOVE IN COST.
$605/MONTH. 1/1 WITH ENCLOSED
PORCH. 5 MINUTE WALK TO
UF.COMMUNITY POOL. (772)9717897 1-
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
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
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. 352-35,_3165
22, ALLIGATOR M MONDAY, JANUARY 7,2008
Roommate needed to share 2/2 Greenwich
Green apartment with 1 male student. Quiet.
Responsible. Dog lover. $500 includes utili-
ties. Avail now. Call Zack 904-535-2472 or
Female student(s) 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
Private BR in nice 3 BR home, Wifi & util. incl.
Close to Royal Plaza, UF Law & bus. Prefer
grad atudent. No pets or inside smoking.
$575. Avail. Jan. 1 561-339-1568 1-9-08-
1 BR/BA in 2 BR/BA. BRAND NEW. Jackson
Square. 30 second walk to campus. 10
ft. ceilings, prvt balcony. Cable, Intemet,
Utilities Incl. $850/month. Call 561-912-0190
Female roommate for 3/2 with DW, W/D.
Aprox 3 mi N of UF. $450/mo utilities in-
cluded. 352-207-6430 1-10-08-10-4
1/1 of 2/2 in 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-
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
Female for private room in spacious, fur-
nished Duck Pond house with 2 other female
UF students. $375 or $425 with priv bath. Pay
1/3 util. Free WiFi. No pets/smoking. (305)
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-
Master BR w/BA avail in 4BR/3BA home off
16th Ave between SFCC & UF. New carpet
& iwgjg fans, DW, W/D, new flat top stove,
Cox cable & ethernet. $450/mo uitls incl. Call
Nice house 4 bed 2 bath. $300 a month
excluding cable and utilities. $300 deposit.
M or F Roomated needed at Point West Apt.
Rent is 345$ 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
2 rooms avail in 4BR/3BA huge 2500 sq ft
beautiful home. Jacuzzi, wireless, hd plasma,
1 mi N of UF & much morel $420 + utils. Trust
us, this will be your 1st choice. Call nowl 813-
244-8472, 813-714-4202 1-8-08-4-4
Great House <1mi from campus!
Roommate needed starting Jan 7th.
3/2, woodfirs, fireplace. Int/Cbl.
Dogs allwd. No smokers.
$625/mo total. Danielle 305-785-2894 1-
PERFECT 4 GRAD/MED/INTL STUDENTS
Avail immediately. Large room w/pvt bath in
large quiet home 5 min to UF. $550/mo + uitis
. W/D, CH/AC. Newly decorated. Call 352-
SeveglR 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
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
Roommate needed in Marchwood 2/2. Close
to UF & Butler Plaza, reserved parking, wood
floors, w/d, cable tv & internet. $550/mo util
Room for Rent 4.6 mi from UF. 3bd/lba
house between 8th & 16th Ave N of 34th
St. Fenced backyard. Tile floor. Screened
in patio. Washer & Dryer Avail. Cox Cable/
Internet. $400 mo. + 1/2 util. $450 sec dep.
Avail Jan 1st. Call Clint at 727-417-9698.
room for rent 3BD/2BA house in High Springs
own bath. $600/month includes all tilities etc.
$400 deposit, 6 month lease terms flexible.
Very quiet neighborhood 352-222-1215 1-
NS Female to share 2/2 condo in Treehouse
Village on bus line. Newly remodeled. Fully
fum. except for bedroom. WD. Avail. now.
$430 per month + 1/2 util. Prefer short term
rental. 321-266-7069 or 321-213-5059. 1-
Horse Property! Share house on 10 acres
just west of Newberry with 25 year old
female. $300 per room (2 rooms avail) or
$500 for both rooms. Rent includes utilities
and board of one horse. Additional horses
and other animals negotiable. 978-729-9365
Spring Sublease Roommate wanted, 4
bdrm/2 bath house across street from UF
law school. Make money on gamedays in the
fall for football parking $500/mo inc. utilities,
call Alison 260-515-1871 1-25-08-14-4
Great Deal, Poolside Condo, 1 Female
student needed to share in 4 Bdrm/4bath
Condo. Own room,bath,closet. W/D,Cable/I-
net,close to UF/SFCC. Bus route 35&9. $435
Mth Furn, $410w/o. Uti w/cap. Jan-July,386-
Non-smoking F roommate needed for 1/1 of
2/2.5 townhome condo in very nice private
neighborhood 2 mi from UF. W/D in condo.
Rent incl cable, hi speed internet, water,
elec, $500/mo w/$500 dep. 904-703-7262
Male to share furn house 3BR/2BA w/yng
prof. $400/mo+1/2 utils Directv, ph, wireless,
vonage, elec, W/D inccl w/office space & pvt
BA mom Ig yard fenced pets ok trees, wood-
deck, hottub, pond, 15 min drive to UF, close
to bus, lakeview estates 352-682-6297 Ken
SEE ALL CONDOS
Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 BIks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 4-23-72-5
M. M. PARRISH
Contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors at 1.800.755.0086 or visit the all
new mmparrish.com for more information
on our many condominium communities.
There's something for every lifestyle. 1-
NEW 1,2&3BR Condos Starting at $159K
By UF. Gated. Covered, assigned parking
Matt & Tiffany Thomas Realtors
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
352-494-0194 & 352-316-5556
I BUY PROPERTY
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure
Anytime, anywhere. Quick closing.
Let me buy your problem. 352-278-9347
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
2/2 w/garage; designer-remodeled
new appliances. 1928 SW 73 St. $152,900.
Call (352) 331-1617. 1-14-07-15-5
GRADUATING AND MOVING TO NEW
YORK CITY?? CALL BRYAN HARR, CLASS
OF '98 FROM THE ACOCELLA GROUP AT
646-300-5017. SAYYOU WERE REFERRED
BY THIS AD AND SAVE!!! 1-31-21-5
Vintage House For Sale
226 NW 19th Ave 2br 2ba
Great location close to the Univ & Shands,
Everything New, New kitchen with new ap-
pliances including dishwasher, Central heat
& Air, All electric. Fresh paint inside & out.
Large fenced manicured yard, shed with dog
pen in back. Canopy carport. Must seel!!
Asking $86,500.00. Call 352-281-5482 1-
BED QUEEN -. $110 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-23-08-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $85 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $375
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-7490
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-23-08-71-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-23-
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 4-23-72-6
"BEDS ALL BRAND NEW**
"Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846. 4-23-72-6
Bed-All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-23-08-
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-23-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still ifl crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-23-72-6
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 4-23-72-6
I Co mJputerSI
CASH PAID FOR LAPTOPS
Working or not, Joel
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-23-72-7
2005 Golden Tee Arcade System. Excellent
Condition. $950 OBO. (772)473-9461. 1-7-
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve nowl Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-23-08-72-10
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
SOLUTIONS BRIDAL DESIGN HOUSE
will sell at sustantial reduced price. 904-502-
*Erving K, COIN OP. POOL TABLE $600
051" PHILLIPS WIDESCREEN HDTV $500
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
***GatorMoto*** Our new state of
the art facility will be completed this Springl
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
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates
Will service any make/model. Close to UFI
Pick-ups avail $19.99 oil changes!! 336-1271
CLOSE TO CAMPUS
534 SW 4th Ave.
Scooters, E-bikes, Offroad, & Accessories!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one sitel Check the website or call
336-1271 for more infol 4-23-08-72-11
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
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
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
BACK TO SCHOOL SCOOTER
CLEARANCE AT NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS
Brand New 2007 Models
Full warranties! Limited #Avail!
Honda 1100 Shadow Sabre 02
23K excellent condition 50 mpg $4900 obo
Joel 336-0075 1-11-5-11
3 New Electric Mopeds/Scooters
Burgundy, Blue, & Black. $689/ea.
Call 352-284-7174 Other models also
available at www.relectricscooters.com
2000 Yamaha Razz Scooter
Runs great. $600. For small person only.
(352) 692-4419. 1-11-08-5-11
1. Who was the last Chicago White
Sox pitcher -before Mark Buebrle
(2001-07) to have double-digit victo-
ries in seven consecutive seasons?
2. Who managed the St. Louis Car-
dinals in 1995. the last season before
Tony La Russa took the reins?
3. When Mark Brunell completed 22
consecutive passes in one game for
Washington in 2006 to set an NFL
record, whose mark did he break?
4. When was the last men's basket-
ball NCAA Tournament final decided
by 20 or more points?
5. Who was the last Boston Bruins
coach to have the job for more than
three full seasons?
6. Name the last NASCAR driver
before Jimmie Johnson in 2007 to
have 10 or more victories in a season.
7. How many Grand Slam tennis sin-
gles titles did Billie Jean King win in
1. Billy Pierce (1955-1961).
2. Joe Torre and Mike Jorgensen.
3. Rich Gannon completed 21 con-
secutive passes for Oakland in 2002.
Houston's David Carr tied Brunell's
mark later in 2006.
4. It was 1992. when Duke beat
5. Gerry Cheevers, 1980-1984.
6. Jeff Gordon had 13 victories in
7. She won 12 six at Wimbledon,
four at the U.S. Open and one each at
the French Open and Australian Open.
2008 King Features Synd.. Inc.'
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*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or note
NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-23-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*Sell@Trade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
*** FREE FREE FREE FREEOe9
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CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas 0 Chevys 0 Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765-
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
*FAST CASH PAID*
For any car, truck, or SUV Running or not.
'94 and up. Call Segovia 352-284-8619 4-
1997 NISSAN ALTIMA SE
Sedan, 69k automatic, AC, black with
gray cloth, power everything, very clean,
$4400/B00. 352-514-1800 email for pics
BE AN INSPIRATION
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 1-18-08-10-13
1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Price 5000 USD,
350 Engine and Transmission, Ext Blue/Int
Black, Automatic, Clear Title, pictures/details
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 $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-23-
Available from Commercial News Providers"
- O O
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 1-11-08-72-13
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-23-
***HORSES HELPING PEOPLE***
is seeking volunteers for therapy
and horseback riding program. Visit
horseshelpingpeople.org for info. 1-11-5-13
This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls. EOE.
the independent florida
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 newpaper in the
country by applying to become an
(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 Jan 11th. We will contact
you for an interview opportunity to
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II the independent florida
Duties include placing, moving and main-
taining alligator news racks that are on
campus and around the city. Some heavy
lifting. Must be able to drive Alligator van.
Must have good driving record. Various light
maintenance duties around the office. 12-15
hours per week, between 8am 4pm. Must
maintain a schedule. No phone calls. Apply
at office, 1105 W. University Ave. EEO/AA
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Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving
record, drug-free, perssonal references.
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Receptionist for Balanced Body Physical
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Oak Hall School is looking for a Junior Varsity
tennis coach needed for the girls' program.
Teaching experience preferred, but not man-
datory. Playing experience a must, at least
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varsity, or college. Season runs from early
February through mid-april. Must be able to
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9318 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to
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Oak Hall School is looking for a Varsity
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as a former player of a coach. Past coaching
experience preferred. Energetic and mo-
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at 352-332-3609. Season is from January to
May and applicant must have afternoon and
evening availability with flexibility for after
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ful not necessary. Call Dameion 337-1535
p/t nanny needed for ten month old son at our
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or call 317-847-4331 (email preferred). 1-
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eng&e: Training will be provided. Please
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ESE/ Language Arts Teacher. Handy Man/
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Leasing Agents Needed
Large student community looking for mo-
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preferred, but not necessary. Fax resume to
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Learn while you work! We are now hiring
student assistants to work various events;
offering flexible schedules. Great reference.
Great experience. Make life-long friends.
Apply @ Rm 1302 at the O'Connell Center.
Applications due by Jan 14th at 5pm. 1-11-
Caregiver needed for 24 yr old disabled girl.
Must have personal low-profile vehicle (ie,
no SUV's). Duties incl toileting & companion
services. UF student preferred. Mon thru Fri
5:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. $10/hr. Luxurious work
conditions. Call 377-1306. 1-11-5-14
Tutors needed 1-on-1 tutoring at risk elem
school students. 1-4 afternoons/wk $9.50/hr
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employment. Volunteers welcome. For info
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CHEER COACH to teach
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Brand Protection Agency
Intemet Researchers and
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'administrative fulltime position at a
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computer skills necessary, excellent growth
potential. Call CB Vaughan 802.598.3388
Female In-Home Personal Care Attendant
$10/hr. For young female professor in
wheelchair. Weekends 8-10pm, TTh 6:30-
10:30 am. To start ASAP. Near campus &
downtown. No exp., will train. Must have own
transportation & tolerate cats. Highly respon-
sible and mature, ref. required. Students
preferred. firstname.lastname@example.org, 392-2016 ext
ATTENTION SCIENCE MAJORS!
Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions is currently
hiring Science Teachers & Tutors. Kaplan
offers flexible schedules, competitive pay,
extensive training and a benefits package for
part-time employees and their dependents
after just 30 days of service. For more infor-
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Gator Dining Services, located on the
UF campus, has immediate openings
for cooks, cashiers, bakers, line servers,
dishwashers & utility workers. Must have
exceptional customer' service skills. Apply
online at www.gatordining.com or in person
at the Racquet Club Dining Center, located
on Fletcher Drive. EEO/Drugfree Workplace.
Want Your Weekends Back?
Gator Dining Services, located on the
UF campus, is looking for experienced
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a set schedule, competitive pay, ben-
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P/T NANNY FOR INFANT & SMALL
CHILD. 11a-6p on thurs and 6a-6p any
other weekday/flexible. $10/hr. Background
and references checked. Email resume to
Starting Jan 2008 Seeking highly moti-
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biotech environment in early stage company
located at the BDI in Alachua, FL.
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highly desirable or B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree
with significant laboratory experience.
Job includes routine clinical sample
analysis by ELISA, database entry and
quality control. Send cover letter and re-
sume to: BANYAN BIOMARKERS, Attn:
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PT RUNNER NEEDED FOR LAW OFFICE.
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transportation. Fax resume to 352-376-4645
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org 1-31-08-
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BEST WIN: Road wins against No. 24 Xavier (82-
75) and Gonzaga (82-72).
WORST LOSS: At Texas (97-78)
KEY PLAYER: G Chris Lofton 14.5 ppg.
WHERE THEY'LL FINISH: After blowing a 20-point
lead in an 85-84 loss to Ohio State in last year's
Sweet Sixteen, the Vols return the core of their
squad, including lead man Chris Lofton. Tennessee
is the league's deepest and most talented squad
and should bring home its first SEC Championship
since 1979. ELITE EIGHT
South Carolina (8-6)
BEST WIN: At Providence (68-67)
WORST LOSS: Home loss to North Carolina-Asheville
KEY PLAYER: G Devan Downey 18.6 ppg, 5.4 apg.
WHERE THEY'LL FINISH: The Gamecocks have dealt
with a tough schedule early on, including road games
at USC and No. 18 Clemson. South Carolina, with only
one senior and two transfers, is young and needs
significant time to gel before making any run in the
SEC. With this roster at its disposal, it doesn't seem
likely this group will make any noise. NIT
BEST WIN: Rutgers (88-63)
WORST LOSSES: Lopsided losses to Florida State (65-
51) and Ohio State (62-49).
KEY PLAYER: C Marreese Speights 14.5 ppg, 7.6 rpg.
WHERE THEY'LL FINISH: After losing their top six
scorers, it's no secret the defending champions are
in rebuilding mode. The Gators boast a talented and
promising freshmen class, but inconsistency on the
inside and from beyond the arc have the Gators struggling
to find themselves. Until the Gators mature and prove
they can beat a quality opponent, it's hard to imagine this
group playing past the first weekend. SECOND ROUND
BEST WIN: NONE
WORST LOSS: Home loss to Gardner-Webb (84-68)
KEY PLAYER: F Patrick Patterson 16.8 ppg, 8.1 rpg.
WHERE THEY'LL FINISH: Injuries to Derrick Jasper
and Jodie Meeks haven't helped a team that has
Kentucky faithful writhing in their seats. Home losses
to Gardner-Webb and San Diego sum up a dreadful
startto the Billy Gillespie era. If Kentucky doesn't get
healthy and improve quickly, the Wildcats are sure to
suffer from the wrong type of March Madness. ONE
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RECRUIT, from page 35
in the game, the most prestigious among
high school all-star games.
Patchan said UF met all the criteria
he felt were important for his school of
choice, the priority being talented team-
mates to compete against in practice.
"That was my number one thing
- the talent level," he said. "I felt like
there was great talent on both sides of the
ball at Florida.
"I think this was the best decision I
could have made for myself."
He was also spurred by the impacts of
freshmen linemen Torrey Davis who
played alongside Patchan at Armwood
- and Mike and Maurkice Pouncey this
season for the Gators.
"It's encouraging," he said. "It's a very
young team, and I'ni going to get my shot
to play early just like everybody else is.
We'll see where I go from there."
Patchan didn't have much time for
a post-announcement celebration. He
graduated from high school early and
will show up for classes in Gainesville
Urban Meyer hoped that defensive
back Patrick Johnson would make the
trip with Patchan, but the nation's No. 1
corner chose LSU instead.
Johnson from Pompano Beach Ely
High told NBC that he felt comfortable
with Tigers coach Les Miles, leading him
to Baton Rouge instead of UF or FSU, his
other two finalists.
Losing Johnson was big for the Gators,
who are, to put it kindly, in need of help
in the secondary. Johnson (6 foot 1, 197
pounds) is considered by most to be an
"That was my number one
thing the talent level. I felt
like there was great talent on
both sides of the ball."
Seffner Armwood lineman
Johnson's recruitment was a wild one
as he was rumored to have committed to
several schools throughout the process.
He withdrew an early commitment to
"That kid has basically committed
everywhere he's been, but it's always
surprising when a kid leaves the state of
Florida," Newberg said.
Even without Johnson, UF should
bring in a talented crop of defensive
backs. Two of the highest-rated safeties
- Will Hill and Dee Finley along with
four-star Pahokee High comer Janoris
Jenkins have pledged to join the Gators
for next season.
All three played in Saturday's Under
Armour All-America High School
Football Game and turned in solid perfor-
mances, with Hill making an interception
near the end of the first half.
Center Sam Robey, from Louisville
(Ky.) Trinity High, also committed over
the holiday break, and junior college
prospects Carl Moore (receiver) and Troy
Epps (defensive tackle) signed letters of
intent on Dec. 19, national signing day
for junior college players.
Moore is the most exciting prospect of
the three. At 6 foot 4, 220 pounds, Scout
rates him at five stars, and he will be more
experienced than many of the Gators'
"(Moore) will have a chance to make
a big contribution next season," Newberg
said. "He's already there and he'll have a
chance to learn the offense."
Among the five-star players that
still list UF as possible destinations
are running backs Darrell Scott and
Jamie Harper, receivers Julio Jones and
DeAndre Brown, quarterback Terrelle
Pryor, defensive tackle Omar Hunter,
and cornerbacks T.J. Bryant and Brandon
Verbal commitments are non-binding
until a national letter of intent is signed on or
after Feb. 6.
Gardner, Gators survive Owls' second-half surge
WHOOPS, from page 35
said. "She's the best free-throw shooter in the SEC. If she can
continually get fouled and go 10-for-10, we're going to have
The Gators opened the game with a dominant 13-1 run, hold-
ing the Owls without a field goal until the 13:19 mark of the first
"My biggest fear tonight was not that they were prepared,
but whether or not we would start strong," Gardner said. "I feel
like it was important for us being on the road. Even though we
didn't bring it up, they might have that in the back of our minds,
that we can't let this slip away."
Temple would claw their way back into the game, scoring the
last 5 points of the first half to cut the lead to 11.
While UF committed only 14 turnovers on the night, there
was a stretch in the second half where Temple scored 6 straight
points and seemed to gain momentum with their full-court
It was the moment where the Gators had crumbled in the
past on the road, allowing the home team to keep gaining con-
trol and cutting down the lead.
Saturday was different, however, as Gardner called a timeout
and reminded her team that they were winning.
She said she saw a different look in the team's eyes this time
around, a confidence that hadn't been there in the past.
"I do remember saying we are still in control," Gardner said.
"I told them don't play not to lose. We had had leads in the past
and tried to just hang on. I said let's keep at-
The Gators stayed aggressive and held off
the Owls' charge by trading baskets.
Women's Brooks hit a 3-pointer with 3:25 remaining
Basketball to put UF up by 17, which seemed to close the
"We faced adversity well," said senior
guard Depree Bowden, who had 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting.
"When they made a run, we came back and answered."
Brooks said the difference compared to the past three road
losses was desire.
"We just wanted it more," Brooks said. "We went out and
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time, that's serious progress. UF hasn't proven
much yet, but the Gators are winners of seven
straight and if they had had a streak like that
last season Peck may still be here. Going into
conference play last season UF was 6-9; this ,
season it's 11-4.
Did you know there's still a title con-
If you thought Joakim Noah was crazy, I
suggest you go watch this gymnastics squad.
Imagine Noah on a sugar rush, and that gives
you an idea of what this team's warm-ups
look like. They're just as talented as the '04s
were, too. UF's the No. 2 preseason team and
should've won it all last year.. This year that
"should've" will be taken out. And they just
added UCLA transfer Maranda Smith, a two-
time junior Olympic champion.
How do you respond to the best season in
That's what softball coach Tim Walton is
about to find out. Last season, Walton proved
that he was the right hire three years ago and
took the Gators within one game of the College
World Series. UF lost slugger Melissa Zick and
senior pitcher Stacey Stevens, but they still have
little do-it-all dynamo Kim Waleszonia (who is
generously listed at 5-foot-4 in the UF media
guide) and emerging pitching sensation and
hackey-sack wiz Stacey Nelson. The SEC is
as tough in softball as it is in football, and the
Gators are still a half step below the elite. But
that gap is closing, and depending on how
much it doses this team could make a seri-
ous national run.
In case you just want to see a beatdown by
a UF squad, go check out a women's tennis
match. They dominate nearly every season.
The men aren't too shabby, either... Put the
women's swim team senior class in that same
category. I covered these ladies their freshman
years, and they were already beating high-level
swimmers. I imagine you'll be hearing Caroline
Burckle's name at the Olympics this summer.
UF's senior class has five All-Americans.. .Ever
heard of Ryan Lochte? You know, one of the
best swimmers in the world who is still training&Y.
in Gainesville for the Olympics? Well, fresh-
man Matt Norton might be even better in a few
years. Oh, and he was coached by Lochte's dad
in high school.. .Talking about great athletes,
junior golfer Billy Horschel is one of the best
around...The women's golf team was a title
contender, until Sandra Gal left. That's like tak-
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Butler misses team's road win
By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
Butler calls her Nema.
Viola Draper is her formal name,
and she is the woman the UF coach
credits for much of her upbringing.
Draper, in her late 90s, had been
in the hospital the past few days, so
last week Butler had changed her
recruiting schedule for today and to-
morrow so she could go visit her after
the team's game at Temple Saturday
But when Butler's father called her
Friday afternoon and told her that she
needed to come home sooner, she did
just that for the woman she cares so
She took a 10 p.m. flight from
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Gators head coach Amanda Butler traveled to her hometown in Tennes-
see to visit her sick grandmother. The trip caused her to miss her team's
68-54 win against Temple.
Philadelphia to Nashville on her way
to her hometown of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.,
to spend Draper's last days with her.
Her day job as coach for the UF
women's basketball team would be
put on hold.
The team was notified late Friday
night by the assistant coaches, just
before a team meal.
Assistant coach Susie Gardner
filled in for Butler in Philadelphia
Saturday and will assume her respon-
sibilities until she returns.
No timetable has been set, but
it's doubtful she will return before
For Gardner, the chance to bring
home a win Saturday, the team's first
in four games on the road, meant a
lot, especially in Butler's absence.
And she did, as the Gators de-
feated Temple 68-54.
"One, I know how much she loves
Nema, and two, how much she loves
coaching this team," Gardner said.
"In a way I didn't want to let her
Senior guard and co-captain
Depree Bowden made a point of ad-
dressing the team herself.
"I just told them that we've got to
play hard for her and get this win,"
Gardner credits the work of fellow
coaches for the team's success.
Assistant coach Brenda Mock
Kirkpatrick was responsible for
scouting the Owls and stayed up all
night with Gardner to prepare her for
"She prepared me exceptionally
well last night and then again this
morning just so I could have it in
my mind," Gardner said. "(Assistant
coach) David (Lowery) and those
guys on the bench were feeding me
(during the game)."
This wasn't just another game, or
another chance to vanquish past road
disappointments playing away from
It was a chance for the team to give
back to the coach who works so hard
"I think that in their hearts and in
their heads, we wanted to win this
game for Amanda," Gardner said.
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place finishes to
The UF men's and women's swimming and div-
ing teams used a combined 14 first-place finishes
and 5 NCAA provisional qualifying times over the
weekend to each pick up wins against Indian River
Community College, while the No. 5 men also de-
feated No. 12 Purdue twice and the No. 7 women
topped Arkansas at the O'Connell Center.
The women defeated Arkansas 114-86 and IRCC .
The men defeated Purdue 137-125 Friday and
106-97 Saturday, while also top-
ping IRCC 140-59 Saturday,
"We were better (Saturday)
than (on Friday)," Coach Gregg
Troy said. "We've been going
through some training cycles, so
everyone was a little tired, but we
got honest efforts from everyone.
Kauffman Cody Kauffman and Bradley Ally
were real consistent and we got a
solid effort both days from Shaune Fraser. On the
women's side, Gemma Spofforth looked good and
Samantha Vanderbilt had a lot of consistency."
A third-place finish in the 500 and 1,000-yard
freestyle events highlighted Kauffman's perfor-
Fraser was one of the most consistent swim-
mers for the Gators, swimming his way to three
first-place finishes while Ally added another two.
Spofforth added a win of her own in the 200-yard
backstroke, and Vanderbilt turned in a second-place
finish in the 100-yard freestyle.
UF divers traveled to Athens, Ga. to compete in
the Georgia Diving Invitational over the weekend.
The Gators were led by Monica Dodson, who
dove to a fourth-place finish with a total of 235.75
points. She was followed by Sarah Ellerby and
Jennifer Funch, who finished right behind Dodson
in fifth and sixth place with 223.70 and 211.60, re-
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* MATT PATCHAN CHOSE "I'll always have a little spot shortly before making it public Bowl in San Antonio.
UF OVER MIAMI. in my heart for Miami. They're a from his neighborhood clubhouse That plan was derailed when
great team. I grew up a big fan, Saturday afternoon, a deviation he came down with mononudeo-
but I'm a Florida Gator now." from his original plan to announce- sis and was told he couldn't play
By MIKE MCCALL Patchan came to his decision from the Army All-American SEE RECRUIT, PAGE 31
Alligator Staff Writer
UF's 2008 recruiting class got a
big boost Saturday with the verbal
commitment of Matt Patchan.
Patchan, a 6-foot-7, 265-pound-
er from Seffner Armwood High, is
the No. 4 offensive tackle in the
country according to Scout.com.
The five-star prospect is just the
second offensive lineman to corn-e al
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Patchan played both offense
and defense in high school, but is
expected to perform as a blocker
for the Gators.
He chose UF over Miami,
where his father, also named
Matt, was an offensive lineman
from 1984-87 under Coach Jimmy
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said. "He backs mel100 percent. Tampa Palms following his announcement that he will attend UF.
UF conquers road demons in final tune-up
By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA The UF women's bas-
ketball team had been here before.
The Gators had played well on the road in
spurts and always let the victory slip through
This time, with Temple gaining momentum
and looking to erase a 16-point deficit early
in the second half, UF held off the Owls for a
68-54 victory in its' final non-conference game
The Gators, 11-4 and winners of seven
straight, gained plenty of confidence as they
head into their Southeastern Conference
opener Thursday, having taken the first step
to quieting notions that they can't achieve suc-
cess on the road.
They did it without head coach Amanda
Butler, who flew to her hometown of Mt.
Juliet, Tenn., late Friday night to be with her
Assistant coach Susie Gardner assumed
the head coaching responsibilities in Butler's
absence, and she tried to keep past failures on
the road out of the players' thoughts.
"We tried to not make that a big deal for our
players obviously," she said. "We looked at it
more as keeping our winning streak healthy
and then going into SEC play with momen-
tum, which I think we did."
But the Gators did have guard Sha Brooks,
and the Owls (7-9) never found much of an
answer for her.
"Make sure (Dawn Staley) knows
who Sha Brooks is."
UF assistant coach to guard Sha Brooks
The junior went off for a season-high 23
points in just 29 minutes, shooting 6 of 18
from the floor and going 10 of 10 from the free-
Gardner challenged Brooks to play well in
front of Temple coach and former WNBA star
"I told her almost in jest before the game,
'Listen, Dawn Staley is down there, one of the
best players to ever play the game. Make sure
she knows who Sha Brooks is when you leave
this court,'" Gardner said.
Assistant coach Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick
watched game footage with Brooks earlier in
the weekend and noticed she was settling for
3-pointers too often.
The junior took the message to heart, show-
ing glimpses of her play last season when she
averaged more than 15 points per game on her
way to being named to the All-SEC second
Brooks averaged just 10.1 points per game
coming into Saturday's game and had scored
less than 5 points in three contests this season,
including the previous two.
"It was good to see Sha looking more con-
fident, more like Sha, and attacking," Gardner
SEE WHOOPS, PAGE 31
to this spring
Grab a Snickers, Urban
Take time to find a suitable
place for your Heisman Trophy,
Oh, and if you're lucky, go
on a growth spurt, Joe Haden
and Markihe Anderson.
So, the football season is
over and the UF's men's bas- "
ketball team is heading into
Southeastern Conference play
acting like an NIT team.
What to do then, Gators
1 lines that
Brian Steele spring,
Steele-ing Bases even if the
hoops squad fails to have any
O'Sullivan more like Carolyn
Peck or Billy Donovan?
There's no doubting that UF
athletics director Jeremy Foley is 3,-
the Tebow of college athletic di-
rectors, but even Foley has had
his slipups (see Peck and Ron
Zook). After the firing of popu-
lar Pat McMahon, O'Sullivan
inherits a team that lost slugger
Matt LaPorta, top ace Bryan
Augenstein and catcher Cody
Neer. Good luck, coach. In other
words, this is going to take
time. The Gators still have tal-
ent, and a quick turnaround is
conceivable, but expecting more
championship celebrations on
University Avenue is too much.
O'Sullivan was a good hire, but
so was Peck at the time.
I'm-saying theory, but is the
women's basketball team not
Listen, the Gators are a
bubble team at best, but if their
name is even in the national pic-
ture come NCAA Tournament
SEE STEELE, PAGE 31
*NCAA Football: LSU vs. Ohio State
FOX, 8:15 p.m.
B NBA: Spurs at Warriors
NBA TV, 10:30 p.m.
EThe Southeastern Conference basketball
season gets underway this week, and there
are several teams in the East division that
seem destined for the NCAA Tournament.
For a closer look at UF's division, see pg. 29.
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and will appear during the pregame,
halftime and postgame coverage.
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