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Show Us the Money
UF Board of Trustees' political donations reach $207,063 since 2004
By JACQUELYN WEINER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Their crucial decisions on UF affairs
- may be a mystery to some students, but
the power and influence of the 13 men and
women who sit on the UF Board of Trustees
is no secret.
Several of the government-appointed
members of the UF Board of Trustees, UF's
highest governing body, have made a mark
on politics using an indisputably powerful
Since 2004, UF trustees have made a
total of $207,063 in donations to political
candidates, parties and political action
committees, according to data from
Trustee Steven M. Scott, a Republican,
donated the highest amount, according to
Scott, who is the chairman of a medical
investment company and founder of a na-
tionwide HMO, tas made
19 political contributions
amounting to $75,236
The donations range
from $386 to former
Alfonso Joe Negron in October
2006 to two donations
of $25,000 to the Republican National
Committee in July 2004 and July 2006.
Coming in at a close second is Trustee
Carlos Alfonso, also a Republican.
Alfonso has donated $74,627 to political
causes since 2004.
Alfonso also gave two contributions
of $25,000 to the Republican National
Committee one in April 2004 and one in
His most recent contribution listed
SEE TRUSTEES, PAGE 5
* SLOW ECONOMY, BAD EXCHANGE RATES PUSH
STUDENTS TO SEEK CHEAPER PROGRAMS.
By SEETA REBBAPRAGADA
Alligator Contributing Writer
Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae aren't stopping UF
students from going overseas, but the high price of
studying abroad has forced students to alter their plans
to make the trip more affordable.
As a result of the current economic
Student turmoil, the study abroad industry has
Lft slowed, and the number of students in
some organizations has decreased, said
Chris Schiffhauer, the executive director of operations
for Abroadco, an Arizona-based independent study
Schiffhauer said he thinks many employers value
He said studying abroad is a vital part of a college
education, so families will find a way to send their sons
or daughters overseas.
"We have noticed that the number of students who
are using financial aid to study abroad has increased,"
-Because the currency exchange rates are unfavorable
to the U.S. dollar, Schiffhauer said, his company was
required to raise its prices.
UF study abroad advisers couldn't be reached for
Kelly Corrigan, the marketing and university rela-
tions director for University Studies Abroad Consortium,
a Nevada-based independent study abroad company,
SEE ABROAD, PAGE 10
* The start of the
Bobby Petrino era
at Arkansas hasn't
gone smoothly so
Casey Dick (left)
and the offense
are still learning
their new coach's
See Story, Page 21.
Woman buys house for $1.75
SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) With a winning bid of just $1.75,
a Chicago woman won an auction for an abandoned home in
Joanne Smith, 30, recently was the top bidder for the home
during an auction on eBay, The Saginaw News reported. Her
bid was one of eight for the home.
"I am going to try and sell it," she told the newspaper. "I
don't have any plans to move to Saginaw."
Smith said she hasn't seen the property or visited
Saginaw, which has been hard-hit by economic troubles in
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"Door, Window, Stair" projects Monday at 1:30 p.m.
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Wine truck reported stolen
FORT MYERS (AP) -
Authorities say a semitrailer carry-
ing nearly 2,000 cases of wine was
reported stolen from a truck stop in
The driver, Luis Ramirez, told
deputies Monday that he was
inside the truck stop from around
2 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. When he went
back outside, his blue Kenworth
truck containing more than
$100,000 worth of wine was
Ramirez told authorities the
truck wasn't locked because the
locks weren't working, and the
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Dead crocodile found at UM
MIAMI (AP) Officers from
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
are investigating the death of
an American crocodile on the
University of Miami campus.
The animal's headless and tail-
less carcass was discovered in
a campus canal Wednesday
American crocodiles are
listed as an endangered species
in Florida and a threatened spe-
cies under federal laws.
The penalty 'for killing the
crocodile in Florida is up to
five years in prison and a fine
Officials estimate between
1,400 to 2,000 crocodiles live in
Gas station reports almost
$4,000 of stolen gas
STUART (AP) -The owner
of a Sunoco gas station on
Florida's east coast says some-
one stole nearly $4,000 worth of
gas from her station.
The station owner told
Martin County sheriff's depu-
ties on Tuesday that sometime
between 9 a.m. Monday and
10 a.m. Tuesday someone made
off with 988 gallons of premium
unleaded fuel. The fuel was
worth $3,952 and the shortage
was discovered when comput-
ers showed a large amount of
The owner told deputies that
she feared that someone had
breached the locks on the fuel
pumps and may do it again.
Man shot with Taser gun
ORLANDO (AP) -
Authorities say a man Orange
County deputies had to control
using a Taser has died.
The man has not been identi-
fied. He died Wednesday morn-
A sheriff's office spokesman
said the man was. "under the in-
fluence" when deputies used the
Taser on him Tuesday. Witnesses
said he was charging at cars on
the road with a hammer. The man
was really holding a squeegee,
but deputies found a wrench in
his car and determined the sus-
pect was dangerous.
Reports say the deputies tried
calming him, then used the Taser.
Travel agency returns lost
dog to owners
ST. PETERSBURG (AP) A
golden retriever who was 400
miles from his Atlanta home
booked a trip back by simply
looking pathetic outside of a
Florida travel agency.
Nine months ago, Pepper ran
away from Atlanta while his fam-
ily was on vacation. He somehow
made it down to St. Petersburg.
It's unknown if he got a ride or
wandered on his own.
Then Pepper turned up out-
side 66th Street Travel last week
during a thunderstorm.
Employee Jay Getman de-
scribed Pepper as "just soaking
wet, filthy, dirty, flea-infested."
Getman had recently rescued
another golden retriever and
became attached to the new dog,
At first he was hesitant to seek
out Pepper's owners, fearing the
dog may have been abused.
But then a veterinarian found
an implanted" microchip on the
dog with information on its
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Florida county to test electronic voting for voters abroad
* ALACHUA WILL NOT TEST E-VOTING,
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS SAID.
By ANDREA ASUAJE
In the upcoming election, one Florida
county will try out a new electronic voting
system that will allow soldiers and those
abroad to vote without sending in paper
Okaloosa County, located in the panhan-
dle, will test Operation Bravo, an electronic
voting system that would benefit its large
population of overseas military personnel.
The program will allow Okaloosa County
residents living overseas to place their votes
in electronic kiosks instead of mailing or
faxing in absentee ballots, said Jennifer Krell
Davis, spokeswoman for Florida Secretary
of State Kurt Browning.
For the program's first year, kiosks will be
available in the U.K., Germany and Japan.
John Cain, a UF Army ROTC adminis-
trative technician, said having the oppor-
tunity to actually go to a voting kiosk and
physically vote could build morale foi those
"It's a motivator for them," Cain said. "It
shows we haven't forgotten about them."
A concern with electronic voting has been
Florida's legal demand for a paper ballot,
but Davis said this kind of voting meets the
requirement, as the machines keep a paper
record in case a recount is necessary.
She said the closed net-
work the votes would be
P cast over is similar to one
used with Internet bank-
ing, which may make this
method of voting more
reliable than the current
"It's much more secure
than what they're allowed to do right now,"
Pat Hollarn, the supervisor of elections
of Okaloosa County, said this election is an
experiment for electronic voting.
"There is no reason for anyone to say
it won't work unless someone tries it,"
She added that overseas voters are des-
perate for a way to have their voices heard,
and she's received letters from many who
would like to vote from afar.
Electronic voting has not reached
Alachua County, said Pam Carpenter, su-
pervisor of elections, and with a low mili-
tary population, she wasn't sure if it would
happen anytime soon.
Still, Carpenter said she's interested in
how it will all work out
"It's a wonderful thing that we try new
ways to reach our voters," Carpenter said.
"We'll watch and see how this goes."
Federal judge drops lawsuit against ladies' nights
Attorney brings anti-feminism lawsuits
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK It's closing time
for a lawsuit alleging ladies' nights
at nightclubs discriminate against
Judge Miriam Goldman
Cedarbaum tossed the lawsuit out
of federal court in Manhattan on
Monday. She said nightclubs can
price their products as they wish
because they're not acting as rep-
resentatives of the state.
The lawsuit was brought by
attorney Roy Den Hollander, who
has crusaded against feminism and
recently sued a university over its
women's studies program.
Hollander said ladies' nights at
Manhattan nightclubs discriminate
against men by offering women
free or discounted admission and
drinks. He tried to link the state to
the discounts because it licenses
the sale of alcohol at nightclubs.
He called the judge a femi-
nist and said her
National dismissal of his
News lawsuit was con-
sistent with the
discrimination embedded in many
of America's institutions.
Nightclub attorneys said
Hollander's lawsuit was frivolous.
It sought to represent men over the
age of 21 who entered Lotus, the
China Club and several other New
York nightclubs on a ladies' night
since June 21, 2004.
The nightclubs said the prices
charged to men aren't so burden-
some that they amount to denying
them entry, and male customers
actually might benefit from ladies'
nights because so many women
Hollander's lawsuit had asked
the judge to conclude the clubs'
policies violate the Constitution
and to assess minor damages
Last month, Hollander sued
Columbia University, saying its
women's studies program is dis-
criminatory and unconstitutional
because the school didn't have a
comparable men's program.
Columbia University had no
comment on that lawsuit.
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Personal politics don't affect decision-making process, trustee says
TRUSTEES, from page 1
on OpenSecrets.org was $2,300
to Republican Presidential
Candidate John McCain on March
The third-highest donor among
the trustees is Democrat S. Daniel
Ponce, a Miami attorney.
Ponce has given the .largest
sums to Republicans, including
$15,000 to the Republican Party of
Florida, $10,000 to the Republican
National Committee and $2,300 to
McCain since 2004.
Contributions and political
identity could become a question
when it's time for state govern-
ment officials to appoint members
to the board.
Of UF's 13 trustees, 11 are ap-
.pointed by the state.
The Board of Governors, the
State University System's high-
est governing body, selects five
trustees, and the governor picks
six, according to the Board of
Governors Web site.
The other two trustees are the
student body president and the
chair of faculty senate, according
to the Web site.
Trustees serve staggered five-
year terms, and they are not
required to be state residents or
UF alumni, though diversity and
distribution throughout the state
are considered, the site states.
Trustees selected by state gov-
ernment are chosen and approved
by the Florida Senate based on
information they provide on
UF trial ap-
Trustee Alfonso said knowing
people certainly doesn't hurt.
"I think if the governor knows
you or knows of your services or
knows of your abilities, it makes a
difference," Alfonso said.
However, Alfonso said he
doesn't think the governor's ap-
pointments are politically moti-
He pointed out that not all
of UF's trustees are registered
Republicans the party of Gov.
According to appointment ap-
plications, two of 11 government-
appointed trustees are Democrats
and eight are Republicans.
Trustee Alfred C. Warrington
IV did not list a political party be-
cause he is not a Florida resident
and is not registered to vote in
But with Warrington included,
10 of 13 trustees have made one or
more political contributions since
The only government-ap-
pointed trustee who hasn't made
a political contribution listed
is Cynthia O'Connell, who is
the general manager for Hill
& Knowlton public relations'
Tallahassee office and widow of
former UF President Stephen C.
Warrington, a Texas resident,
said Florida politics are like "a
foreign country" to him, but some
of the trustees are very passionate
"There's some that are tied
up in political underwear,"
Although state government
appoints most of the trustees,
several trustees said they put per-
sonal politics aside when it comes
to their job on the board.
When asked about what ways
trustees' personal politics affect
their decision-making process,
Alfonso said, "Not in any way
"I think it makes a difference
in your role as an American," he
"I think everyone has an obli-
gation to support this country in
whatever we see fit."
Trustee and Student Body
President Kevin Reilly agreed.
"I don't think that their politi-
cal affiliations or the candidates
that they choose to support have
anything to do with it," Reilly
"We joke with each other
about it. It's all fun and
U F trustee
That still didn't stop the
trustees from poking fun at each
others' political affiliations at a
UF Board of Trustees meeting in
The absence o'f trustee Cynthia
O'Connell, who some trustees
said was attending the Republican
National Convention, prompted a
bit of teasing.
"Republicans, remember, the
people you vote for?" Ponce said
to Alfonso, leaning back in a
leather swivel chair.
"Sometimes," Alfonso replied.
Ponce and trustee Courtney
Cunningham, a Miami attorney,
both threw in their "when I was
in Washington" stories during the
Ponce served as special counsel
to Sen. Bob Graham in 2002 and
Cunningham served as deputy
chief counsel at the Republican
National Committee and senior
legislative officer for the Labor
Department, according to the
Board of Trustees Web site.
According to Cunningham's
appointment application, he has
also held several other govern-
ment positions and lobbied on
issues related to UF.
Cunningham was also the
brunt of more political jokes
for his support of Democratic
Presidential Candidate Sen.
Cunningham's three dona-
tions since 2004 have been $1,000
to the National Republican
Congressional Committee and
contributions of $500 and $1,000
But he can take the teasing
for the sake of the historical op-
portunity Obama's campaign
represents, Cunningham said in
an interview after the meeting.
"We joke with each other about
it," Cunningham said. "It's all fun
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Proof of Age
competed, won fairly
More than a month after the dust from the Beijing
Olympics has settled, we have been alerted to a
refreshing ending to one of the Games' most con-
We're not talking about Michael Phelps' request to run
the 100-meter dash against Usain Bolt or the Redeem Team's
decision to play a best-of-seven:series against the rest of the
world at the next Olympics, including players who were cut
from Team USA in tryouts.
Admittedly, neither of those things happened, but they
might make the 2012 London Olympic Games a bit more
The issue we're talking about is the ages of the members
of the gold-medal-winning Chinese gymnastics team.
On television, a few of those girls, particularly He Kexin,
looked like they couldn't be a day over 10 years old.
We were never too concerned with their ages because,
hey, if you're that good, you're just that good. However, we
would never condone breaking the International Olympic
Committee's rules especially if it would allow the
Americans to take over the gold-medal stand.
We're sick of people playing the cheater card every time
their guy (or girl, in this case) doesn't win. Well, conspiracy
theorists, the Miami Dolphins beat down the New England
Patriots two weeks ago, so why haven't we heard anything
about Ronnie Brown being on the juice?
Sometimes your pick just wasn't up to snuff, so get over
Here's a pat on the back and a congratulations to those
mini-M&M-sized members of the Chinese gymnastics
team. We're happy your names (and ages) have finally been
We Buy Ugly Houses
Who said the econo-
my is crushing the
Fannie Mae who?
Why should we care
about all this negative eco-
nomic talk when we could
buy a house over the.Internet
for less than the cost of four
A Chicago woman re-
cently bought an abandoned
house in Saginaw, Mich., for
$1.75. We're not kidding.
We like to eBay things as
much as the next guy, but an
entire house in a different
We suppose you could
sell it, but by simply putting
an ad in the paper you've
already dug yourself a finan-
cial hole 50 times what you
paid for the house.
Or you could knock it
down to make room for the
spacious backyard you've
always dreamed of. The only
downside, of course, is that
the lot is two states away.
Your hopes for playing catch
with little Tommy are pretty
much shot, unless he's got
an arm like the kid from
"Rookie of the Year."
When we heard about
this we had to see the house
in question. It looks like the
ground underneath it is go-
ing to open up and swallow
it out of pity. We doubt that.
Jason Voorhees would shack
up in this place because
it just wouldn't feel cozy
Seriously, you bought a
house for less than $2. What
are you going to do with it
If you're bored enough
to buy a house on eBay with
the change you found under
your couch cushions, you're
probably better off skipping
to the gas station for a couple
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Little man shouldering economic woes
A ll right, I've had enough with the "Barackin' the I look at Bryson and hurt over-
Vote" and "McLeading the Polls." comes me. I want the best for my
I'm so sick of these campaigns focusing on dim- friend because I know he has earned
witted sound bites and a whole lot of talk without any hint so much more than this.
of substance. Sure, his grades could have been
Hey John and Barack: Quit the whole Main Street and a little bit better and his resume
Wall Street act because anyone with enough sense will Daniel Seco more polished, but he is definitely
tell you that you haven't said a damn thing about the firstname.lastname@example.org qualified for a better job one that
economy. doesn't involve serving alcohol.
Where are the unsexy, not-made-for-TV stories about Now, a man with stronger
people like Brian Bryson that say more about the economy convictions than anyone I know wants to give up on his
in 500 words than both candidates have said over the dream.
course of their entire campaigns? I'm putting them on hold, he says, just for now, until
Enduring the cyclical endeavor night after night, Bryson, something better comes along.
a beer vendor for the Milwaukee Brewers, knows that the I see him maturing, adapting to his plight and no longer
end of the season draws near. The visage of American expecting the world to take care of him. Anything beats
struggle, his body coaxes his aching legs to take just one sitting around, he says. He just wants to feel better about
more step as sweat pours from his brow. himself; he's tired of the constant rejection.
What is next for Bryson? I just want to look him in the eye, shake him and scream
This cannot be the culmination of four years of hard at him until he comes to his senses.
,work at one of the,nation's finest journalism schools, and it Exhaust every option you can think of and then keep go-
isn't exactly what he envisioned after an internship with a ing, I'd tell him. Life is fleeting. Working a dead-end job that
prominent television network. you don't love will slowly kill you. Find within yourself an
Bryson is America's current economic woe. insatiable thirst for the job that I know you so desperately
He is one of the many faces of a downtrodden economy want.
and a listless job market. He is a believer in false hope who Remember when you would play basketball on the
has become the victim of political inaction. driveway giving the play-by-play like you were in the
Work hard for your dreams, his parents told him. He did broadcast booth at the Bradley Center.
just that with his aspirations of becoming a sports broad- To truly know what one wants to do with one's life is
caster, a blessing that many spend years searching for but never
He paid his dues, but for what? find.
Bryson could very well be your older brother, the kid Brian Bryson is America. He is hope for renewal. A
down the street or a guy in your fraternity. He could be from chance for a second shot.
New York, Chicago, Atlanta or a small town in Wisconsin. Like our great country, his time will come.
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Alligator not biased
I encourage my fellow readers
to avoid fallacious attacks on the
Alligator and to stop implying a
false political dichotomy when it is
perfectly possible to be moderate
In plain English, don't whine
when they print stories about the
other guy. It's not bias.
Republicans deflect volunteers
For students annoyed by the
registration volunteers, there is
a solution that will prevent them
from coming anywhere near you
- wear a McCain/Palin shirt.
I wore mine for the first time on
campus Monday, and it was such a
peaceful day. Those annoying vol-
unteers avoided me at all costs.
It appears they are only con-
cemed with registering Obama
Voting a choice, not duty
Wes Hunt's rambling denun-
ciation of the ignorant voter was
hilarious but misguided. The
essence of democracy is choice
- including the choice not to par-
ticipate in the political process or
to select the dumbest candidate.
Democracy is about weighing
the interests of different stakehold-
ers against each other. Old people
feel they have a stake in elections
because government actions di-
rectly impact their lives through
Medicare and Social Security.
For many college students, the
outcome of a national election will
not bring tangible change to their
everyday lives, which is a good
justification for not voting. There
is nothing responsible about vot-
ing just because you can.
I, for one, am glad that voting
is not a life-or-death matter for
college students. It means we're
better shielded from our political
decisions than Iraqi civilians are.
By definition of normal distri-
butions and their properties, the
average intelligence is mediocre.
Having an electorate where the av-
erage voter is of (gasp) average in-
telligence does not condemn us to
low political participation, select-
ing stupid candidates or eventual
doom. The forces that lead to the
three aforementioned outcomes
are cultural, as were the forces that
led to Hitler's ascension.
Many "smart" people sup-
ported Hitler and many "dumb"
people opposed him. There are
plenty of reasons why the United
States will. not elect someone of
Hitler's character as president any
Biden should go easy on Palin
Nobody expects Alaska Gov.
Sarah Palin, Sen. John McCain's
comically incompetent running
mate, to put up a fight against Sen.
Joe Biden at this Thursday's vice
presidential debate unless it
happens to involve blue lines and
slap shots. As this crucial mile-
stone approaches, I would like to
remind those hoping for an Obama
victory, including the charming yet
tempestuous Sen. Biden, to tread
Beating Palin like a drum might
make Democrats feel as warm and
fuzzy as a homemade Alaskan
apple pie, but it will be perceived
as nasty, arrogant and elitist the
same qualities ascribed to John
Kerry four years ago. Biden needs
to use his experience, credentials
and intelligence to prove he is the
best person for the job.
Please, Joe, for your sake and
mine, take it easy on her.
Handlebar mustaches represent power, freedom from razors
Iwas cutting myself shaving this morning
when I wondered, "Why isn't crazy facial
hair popular anymore?" It certainly looks
better than a face full of bandages.
The worst part of shaving is these new-
fangled razors. You can't get anything with
just one blade anymore. It's all stuff like the
new Gillette Septuppo, with 13 times the cut-
ting power, so when you slip and cut your-
self, it's not just, "Ow, cut!"
Instead, you've got, "Cut! Cut! Cut! Cut!
Cut!" all the way down your face.
We could avoid these terrible morning
mutilation rituals if everyone just manned
up and started growing ridiculous facial hair.
Pretty soon it would be the norm.
Nothing says dashing, eccentric and pos-
sibly wanted in several states like a handle-
They were once so prevalent that an entire
industry was supported by them. Not only
were there mustache scissors, waxes, brushes
and combs, but even handlebar mustache
"snoods," which are nets used by men to
mould their mustaches into a desired shape
and prevent them from getting messed up
during sleep (Presumably mustache leashes
and vanity plates are just around the comer.)
A snood also means the flap of skin that
hangs off of a turkey's beak, though I can't
James Caven see any mustache-
growing benefits aris-
U-Wire ing from strapping one
of those to your face.
Historically, the handlebar mustache has
been associated with power and military
prowess (see Col. Mustard in "Clue").
A quick perusal of Victorian yearbooks
will show us that the once-great British
Empire was built almost entirely on mus-
tache power alone.
In fact, looking at its historical ebb and
flow, size of mustache directly correlated to
size of empire. As the popularity of housing
a broom under a British nose waned, so did
this once-powerful empire.
Some of our nation's greatest heroes have
sported handlebar mustaches, including
Buffalo Bill Cody, major league pitcher Rollie
Fingers and Cap'n Crunch.
Perhaps the greatest argument for the
resurgence of handlebar mustaches is their
many practical applications. This stylish ap-
pendage offers amazing secondary uses like
coat rack, walrus disguise and bottle opener.
If anyone should mock your fashion
sense, you could always take his eye out with
a well-aimed turn of the head.
James Caven is a student at Texas A&M
8, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2,2008
GPD arrests local teacher
accused of sex with minor
A Gainesville High School teacher was
arrested Wednesday after he was accused of
having sex with a 17-year-old.
The girl told Gainesville Police on
Tuesday that she had been in a relationship
with Kenneth T. Alaimo, 25, a teacher and
soccer coach at Gainesville High School, an
arrest report stated.
She said she met Alaimo in March, and
the two had a sexual relationship between
April and September. Ajournal she kept dur-
ing that time listed at least four dates the two
had sexual contact, the report stated.
Alaimo was arrested on four felony
charges of unlawful sexual activity with a
He told police he had sexual contact
with the girl about 10 to 12 times since June,
always in his apartment, the
Local report stated.
News Jackie Johnson, a spokes-
woman for the Alachua
County School District, said
Alaimo would be on administrative leave
throughout the investigation. Johnson said
all school district employees are drug tested
and background checked before being hired.
"This employee's record was absolutely
dear," she said.
about early city meeting
The early discussion time of a pro-
posed charter amendment at today's city
commission meeting has drawn com-
plaints from some Gainesville residents.
The amendment will be discussed
during the first hour of the 1 p.m. meet-
ing. If placed on the ballot and passed by
voters, it would revoke parts of the city's
antidiscrimination policy that protect
sexual orientation and gender identity.
Cain Davis, chairman of Citizens for
Good Public Policy, the group that pro-
posed the amendment, said he was con-
cerned that many residents would not be
able to attend an afternoon discussion.
"They are basically going to exclude
a large percentage of the public," said
Davis, who will still be at the meeting.
"They are basically going to
exclude a large percentage of
Citizens for Good Public Policy
Kurt Lannon, clerk of the commission,
said the city has received other complaint
e-mails but that the commission would
not make a decision today about whether
the amendment would go on the March
2009 ballot. Instead, he said, they could
make plans to vote on the issue at a later
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Sororities break it down for charity
By AMELIA HARNISH
Crowds of sorority girls
dressed in matching T-shirts
and equipped with glittery
Greek letters invaded down-
town Wednesday night for the
2008 Sigma Phi Epsilon Surf
A line started forming in
front of The Venue, located at
233 W. University Ave., around
12:15 p.m., said Matt Sloan,
president of Sigma Phi Epsilon.
More than 1,500 people
showed up to the annual event
after doors opened at 7:30 p.m.
Surf Frenzy, one of UF's largest
philanthropies, hosted 16 teams
representing their sororities in
a line-dance competition.
"It does a lot of good, and
it's a hell of a good time," said
Jason Fialkov, director of the
Sigma Phi Epsilon, which
raised more than $26,000 last
year from Surf Frenzy, hoped
to surpass its goal of $30,000,
Fialkov said. All donations will
be split between the Florida
Diabetes Camp, a nonprofit
organization that provides sup-
port for children and families
affected by type 1 diabetes, and
Susan G. Komen for the Cure,
Sarah Hsu Alligator Staff
Members of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority dance to Rihanna's "Disturbia" at The Venue on
Wednesday night for the 2008 Sigma Phi Epsilon Surf Frenzy, an annual philanthropy event.
a foundation for breast cancer
research. Funds were raised
through penny voting, T-shirt
sales and a cover charge for
admission. This year, a high-
definition DVD of the teams
dancing will be sold during said. "We put more into this
and after the event to raise even than, I'd say, anything else."
more money, Sloan said. aligator ONLINE
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Gainesville Police have expressed
fear that ATM skimming, a scam
creeping up Florida, could soon be-
come a threat in Gainesville.
Skimming involves putting cam-
eras and false card-readers on ATMs
and has been a problem in cities such
as Miami and Tampa, GPD spokes-
woman Summer Hallett said.
The tools read and
Local save account numbers,
News making it possible for
criminals to manu-
facture fake credit cards using the
numbers. The cameras can be hidden
in leaflet holders near the machines,
and some can read account numbers
up to 200 meters away, Hallett said.
"These brochure holders can be
the easiest way to tell whether ATM
skimming is a problem at that bank,"
She said that card users should
be aware of leaflet holders or card
readers that look cheap, fake or out
of place and call police to investigate
if they have any concerns.
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More students opting for shorter programs
ABROAD, from page 1
said despite the downward-spiraling U.S. econo-
my, the number of students interested in studying
abroad has remained the same.
However, the study abroad industry has expe-
rienced a trend of students choosing the shorter
and less expensive summer programs, Corrigan
She said she believes her organization and oth-
ers are having difficulties making study abroad
trips accessible to all students.
"I think what we're challenged with is finding
scholarship opportunities for the students and
making sure there are tons of options for them,"
k she said.
Kristel Gomez, a UF freshman, said the first
question she asks study abroad advisers is if they
offer scholarships and financial aid.
Gomez said she believes studying abroad will
enhance her college education.
"Being that my major is architecture, I know I
can get a more wholesome experience outside the
country because all ancient architecture and mod-
em architecture started all the way over there,"
she said, referring to Europe and Asia.
Xodhil Jaen, a UF food and resource economics
junior, said she's trying to make her study abroad
trip as affordable as possible by reconsidering her
"I'm considering Latin America because it is
cheaper than to go to Europe, where the euro is so
high right now," she said.
Still, Suzanne Rommelfanger, a program de-
velopment consultant for CAPA International
Education, another study abroad center, said she
doesn't believe the bad exchange rates will stop
students from studying abroad in Europe.
"It only happens once or maybe twice
in a lifetime, and where there is a will,
there is a way."
CAPA International Education program
"I think London and Florence will always be
hot spots," she said. "They are traditional destina-
tions, and they are never really going to go out of
favor just because of what they are and what they
can offer to students."
Students shouldn't let the current economic
situation stand in the way of a study abroad expe-
rience, Rommelfanger said.
"I'd say you can't put a price on it," she said.
"It only happens once or maybe twice in a life-
time, and where there is a will, there is a way."
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Indie rock group The Walkmen
somewhat defy their so-called "in-
die" branding. With heavy influences
from Bob Dylan and The Kinks, The
Walkmen combine emotional lyrics
with a throwback to classic rock roots
that translates from the New York
City music scene to the big screen
with songs featured in films such as
"Spider-Man 3" and "In Bruges."
The band, which will play
Saturday at Common Grounds,
originally formed in 2000, and the
five members two who played
with the band The Recoys and three
who played with Jonathan Fire*Eater
- have played a part in defining
the New York music scene. As the
two former bands "The RE
dissembled, The ofco
Walkmen emerged. Of COrn
Paul Maroon (gui- we wan
tar and piano), them. Itjust
(organ and bass) -Matt Barrick,
and Matt Barrick for The Wal
(drums) worked at their record-
ing studio Marcata Recording before
teaming up with Peter Bauer (bass
and organ) and Hamilton Leithauser
(vocals and guitar).
"Walfs cousin is Hamilton, and
we needed a singer," Barrick said.
"The Recoys were kind of coming
apart, and we wanted to play with
them. It just kind of worked."
The band has been touring to
promote its fifth album, "You & Me,"
released in August. An earlier online
version was sold to raise money for a
friend in need.
Bauer said after he found out that
a friend's baby was diagnosed with
leukemia, the band members decided
they wanted to help with the medical
I'm an optimist when I look at
transportation: If it's faster than
walking, it's good enough for me.
Stopping never comes to mind.
I keep telling myself that I'm go-
ing to fix the brakes on my bike, but
somehow the task always manages
to slip my mind. Procrastination is
slowly becoming a killer.
Every morning is the same pa-
thetic routine. I groggily mount my
blue and pink Roadmaster and ped-
al toward campus. I see a stop sign,
and I squeeze the brake'handle.
Suddenly it becomes clear that I
have no way of stopping, no conve-
nient uphill slope or quicksand to
slow me down. I close my eyes and
pray for the best.
I have my share of battle scars.
My backside is sore from jump-
ing curbs, my knees bruised from
banging into lampposts, my calves
shredded from grazing thorny
I'm still alive, but for how long?
A runaway shopping cart can only
roll so long before crashing into a
The problem is, I don't remem-
ber my brake problem until I'm
actually straddling the speeding
missile. One would think the most
effective Post-it note is a Band-Aid.
The album was sold for $5 online,
and the band donated all proceeds to
the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer
Though Barrick doesn't know
the exact amount they collected,
the album grabbed the 29th spot on
Billboard's Top Digital Albums. ,
"It was a lot more than a benefit
concert would have done," he said.
While touring to promote the al-
bum, The Walkmen will also search
for temporary trumpet and trombone
players for a few shows. After finish-
ing their tour of the states, they will
head to France, Germany, England,
Scotland and Ireland.
coys were kind "We're just look-
ing for talented
ing apart, and people," Barrick
ted to play with said. "It's hard and
kind of worked." expensive to travel
with that many peo-
drummer ple every night."
kmen When they're not
practicing or relax-
ing, the members enjoy writing mov-
ie reviews and restaurant reviews of
towns they play.
"[After] Driving for six or seven
hours a day in a van you start to get a
little bored," Barrick said.
The members take turns writing
the reviews and rate the restaurants
with a letter grade.
Though they haven't written a
review in a while, Gainesville cuisine
could be the next topic.
"Got any recommendations?"
Tickets to Saturday's show are
$12, and the doors open at 9 p.m. The
Little Ones and Building The Sate
will also perform.
Not for me, apparently.
Sometimes it's exciting. I see
myself as a scholastic daredevil
putting my life on the line to get
to my Television and American
Society class five minutes earlier.
But when I'm speeding down Gale
Lemerand with certain pain in the
form of a Nissan Maxima waiting
for me at the approaching stop
light, I have to make a choice: bum-
per or bushes?
I'm shocked no one has died.
As I fly down the steep, crowded
campus sidewalks, I've clipped a
number of poor pedestrians. I'm
long gone before I get a chance to
apologize or explain my predica-
ment. As a result, I've compiled an
impressive list of hit-and-runs.
In the meantime, I try to take the
less-crowded, roundabout routes to
get to my classes. Riding through
Turlington Plaza in the middle of
the day could be Tiananmen Square
all over again.
But I can't promise people won't
get hurt. Think of this as a warning:
If you see a tall, blonde dope with
a panicked expression speeding in
your direction on a blue and pink
Roadmaster, get the hell out of the
It may be the smartest decision
Give this biker a brake
ERIK VOSS + AVENUE WRITER
14, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2,2008
KINGS OF LEON
"ONLY BY THE NIGHT"
Kings of Leon prove with the single "Sex on Fire" they'll do just
about anything to retain their indie throne, even if this means whor-
ing themselves out to Top 40 ears. On "Only By The Night," the
Followill family almost bails on their dirty riff rock in favor of a Bono-
by-way-of-Dixie crooning. In "Use Somebody" and "17," lead singer
Caleb Followill manages to create an air of poignancy through a
tuneless drawl. His warts-and-all moaning provides fora haunting
atmosphere in bookends "Closer" and "Cold Desert. "I see a storm
bubbling up from the sea," Followill sings in "Closer." Perhaps, but
for now the Kings' dynasty is still intact.
TV ON THE RADIO
While physicists outside of Geneva were busy concocting a par-
ticle accelerator, TV On The Radio was at work crafting a techno-
logical marvel that oozes cool. Laptop pulses introduce funky guitar
lines in "Crying" before the trumpets give way to the beat-heavy
"Dancing Choose," a falsetto-laden promo for the drum machine.
"Stork and Owl" changes pace by dispatching bubbling electronic
murmurs atop a symphonic lullabythat is more ebb than flow. "Red
Dress," the audio union of Shaft and Tarantino, needs a disco ball
and roller rink to be properly experienced. Moments like these give
"Science" the nod, but it's hard to deny the intelligent design.
"GIFT OF SCREWS"
Rock stars don't age like the rest of us. So Lindsey Buckingham,
58, is just now beginning to settle into his role as a distinctive pop
artist. The one-time Fleetwood Mac guitar hero crafted a 10-song
masterwork that isn't so much a record as it is an ethereal sound-
scape. "Did You Miss Me" and "Wait for You" apply sonic tinkering
as springboards for gigantic choruses. These sing-along psalms,
though a backlog of an entire solo career, are a mere prelude to
"Love Runs Deeper," an anthemic tour-de-force dripping with a
distillation of all things melody. It's better to burn out than to fade
away. Better still to avoid having to choose between the two.
These British heavyweights can be summed up by one time-
tested Lemmy Kilmister quote: "If Motorhead moved in next door
to you, your lawn would die." After more than 30 years, Motorhead
~- continues to do what it's always done: crank out dumb, uncannily
loud rock 'n' roll. "Runaround Man" springs the jailbreak with chug-
ging guitars and lyrics uglier than Lemmy's trademark wart. "When
the Eagle Screams" and "Rock Out" deliver raw energy, while "The
Thousand Names of God" name-checks the Almighty a few times
before grinding to a halt At this point, pull out your earplugs and
revel in the fact that you don't have to cut the grass this weekend.
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The three greatest things to
possibly come out of Gainesville:
Emmitt Smith, Gatorade and
Against Me! It might be surpris-
ing to learn that the resident
punk heroes eat at The Top, lis-
ten to The Streets and are play-
ing a benefit show for the Civic
Media Center this Sunday at
Common Grounds. Yeah not
very anarchist of them. But lead
singer/songwriter Tom Gabel
also does interviews while
dodging traffic. Now that's
more like it.
TG: I'm trying to cross a busy
intersection real quick. Bear
with me and if you hear a loud
crash, call the paramedics.
AVE: Yeah, absolutely.
TG: OK, I'm across. We're
AVE: What's the biggest
difference about playing a
TG: It's your hometown
show, so it's always a little
more hectic because you have
your friends and your family
coming out and stuff like that,
but you want to see everybody
and want to spend time with
everybody, but you really don't
have any time for anybody. But
it's always cool. I think usually
before the show we go to dinner
at The Top and get something
good to eat, and then go over
to Common Grounds and play
a sweaty-ass show.
AVE: So five years ago where
did you see yourselves, and
does it match up with where
,you are today?
TG: Five years ago w
ably pretty much saw o0
here. We were already
ing full-time and doing
could, and it's really jus
ing at a pretty natural
us. And every time we'
out on tour, we've bee
that the shows have g
little bit better, and ev(
we've put out a new
there's always been mor
who've wanted to listen
AVE: You're about to
a solo E.P. How do yot
which songs to keep f4
self and which to pl
know, with the band?
I'm trying to cros
Bear with me an
hear a loud crash
call the paramedic
TG: Well, I mean, or
going into this, I start
ing songs early in this
a lot of the songs were
around this election an
thing and the current
climate in the world. Ar
been touring all year loi
haven't had a chance to
or anything, so it's re
been me sitting in the
a bus or a hotel room
these songs by myself
really playing them
rest of the band. And I
to record them and ha
out in some form before
tual election happened because I
feel like they had to be a part of
the moment or else a little bit of
all we the relevance would be lost.
st grow- AVE: As a band, are you guys
pace for working on any new material?
ve gone TG: Yeah, at this point we've
n lucky just really started talking about
gotten a it and getting our schedules
ery time together. Over the past two
record, and a half years, we've been
e people going straight non-stop with-
out any breaks, and we have
release dates booked right now until
decide mid-December. And after that,
or your- everyone is gonna go and do the
ay, you whole Christmas/ New Year's
thing with family. And then af-
ter that, we'll get together. And
s a busy we just rented the new rehearsal
I quick. space in Gainesville to start
d if you writing another record, and
y, we'll hit that in the new year.
;s. AVE: How did the benefit
show for the Civic Media Center
come about for this weekend?
TG: We usually like to make
iginally, the shows we play in Gainesville
ed writ- benefits. I think the past, maybe,
year and 10 shows we've played in
themed Gainesville have been benefit
d every- shows, and we try to mix up
political the charities they're for. I used
id we've to volunteer at the Civic Media
ng so we Center; I used to do shows at the
practice Civic Media Center. Against Me!
ally just played some of its first shows
back of in Gainesville ever at the Civic
writing Media Center. And I really just
and not think it (is) a Gainesville institu-
vith the tion that deserves people's sup-
I wanted port, and I really think that the
ve them community would suffer should
e the ac- it ever go away.
SOctober 6, 2008
last day to
register to vote
Make YOUR VOTE count
November 4, 2008
call (352) 374-5252 or click
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 15
AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Michael Cera and Kat
Dennings keep it cute and awk-
ward as two teens getting to
know each other in "Nick and
Norah's Infinite Playlist," a one-
night, feel-good frolic through
New York City. In between tick-
ling and throwing things at each
other, Cera and Dennings chatted
in a national phone conference
about their new movie, which
Since this movie is about a
crazy night following a band,
can you tell me about the crazi-
est night you've actually had?
KD: We had some crazy nights
filming the movie. We got kicked
out of a music store because we
were kind of disrupting their
sales. We went in and started to
play the instruments and have
a jolly time, and they were like,
"You're ruining our store." So we
understood and left.
MC: It was understandable.
What instruments do you
guys actually play?
KD: I play the cowbell.
MC: Marimba. Calypso.
You guys have a kissing scene
in the film. How do you prepare
to do a kissing scene with some-
one you know you're working
around all of the time?
KD: You brush your teeth.
MC: Eat a sandwich.
KD: Michael eats sandwiches,
and I brush my teeth because I'm
from Philadelphia, and that's
what we do.
MC: I eat a toothpaste sand-
What is it like working on a
movie based on a book compared
to comedies that can be impro-
vised and changed like "Charlie
Bartlett" or "Superbad"?
MC: No difference to me.
Those movies still have scripts
and structure, and that dictates
what scene you're going to work
on and what's going to happen
and if it's going to drive the
story, but you just have some
freedom to say whatever you
want. But in terms of sched-
uling and procedure, it's the
same. It's just that there is
less of a strict dialogue situa-
tion. And you know with this
movie we could say whatever
we wanted because the only
real story was us getting to
know each other, so it was
kind of irrelevant what the
conversations were that we
KD: Interestingly enough,
"Charlie Bartlett" was pretty
script-driven. I don't recall im-
provising that much on "Charlie
Bartlett" at all. This was filmed
during the writers' strike, but
like Mike said, it's all about us
getting to know each other and
liking each other, so it kind of
didn't matter what we said, and
we improvised a bit, but I think
it all flows pretty well if I do say
What was your favorite artist
featured in the movie?
MC: I like Bishop Allen and
KD: I love Devendra Banhart.
And Vampire Weekend also.
They're great. Did you hear the
original song they wrote for
us? "Ottoman." It's really great.
You'll love it.
If you guys were making mix
tapes for each other, what would
be some songs you'd have to in-
clude for the other person?
KD: "My Life" by The Game
featuring Lil Wayne.
" We had some crazy nights
filming the movie. We got
kicked out of a music store because
we were kind of disrupting their
sales. We went in and started to play
the instruments and have a jolly time,
and they were like, "You're
ruining our store."
MC: That song by The Beatles
called "You Won't See Me."
KD: (laughs) That song
"Never Talk to Me Again" by Lil
You both were child actors.
Did you ever have nights like
this, or were you kind of shel-
tered from that?
KD: I avoided nights like this
on purpose. I still kind of do. I'm
a real homebody, and the pros-
pect of running around, looking
for something that I don't know
where to find, that's a little bit
daunting. But when I started to
act, it was something I always
wanted to do. I never really felt
like a "child actor." I just felt like
I was a kid having a good time.
My parents supported me, but it
was never their idea for me. It's
just my chosen career. I don't
think of it as a genre ... for life.
I think part of what was
funny about the movie was that
it felt like these could be people
you know. Do either of you see
yourself in your character?
KD: I think you can't help but
see a little of- yourself in the char-
acters you play, just because
it's you doing them. But the
further I get from shooting,
the more differences I notice.
Norah's life is obviously dif-
ferent. Her mannerisms and
stuff those are things I
adopted during filming that
I sort of mistook for my own
MC: I didn't really have too
many things in common with
the character. I think there are
certain things that everyone can
relate to, but nothing really that
was too close to myself.
Michael, you play the awk-
ward teenager really well, and
you've been doing that in a
lot of movies. Do you want to
branch out and play other types
of characters? And what charac-
ters would those be?
MC: Yeah, well, I'm currently
working on a project where I kid-
nap a young boy and proceed to
smack him around.
There were a lot of cameos
in the film. Can you talk about
those a bit? Who were your fa-
KD: Andy Samberg was really
cool. Kevin Corrigan was great.
Devendra Banhart was really
MC: Bishop Allen, the band.
Michael, you had to drive
around in a broken down Yugo.
What was that like?
MC: I didn't actually have to
drive it. For the most part we
were being pulled by a truck,
Hollywood-style. So it was easy. I
just didn't even think about it.
Would you ever consider driv-
ing a vintage piece like that?
MC: I would consider it, yes.
But I would quickly dismiss the
I know Kat has a YouTube
channel and Michael did
"Drunk History" on YouTube.
What attracted you guys to that
whole scene of filming?
MC: I just did it because it was
with my friends. My friend Derek
Waters does this live comedy
show in L.A., and he was making
it for that, and it was fun.
KD: I had this written blog
for like seven. years, so when
YouTube came around, it's just
another way to blog. It just
seemed like a natural thing and
a fun thing.
I have to ask. Is there going
to be an Arrested Development
MC: I don't know. PeoqAe ask
me that a lot. You can probably
see my various answers to that
online. But I really don't know.
People have asked me that since
the show's been cancelled.
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UF/Shands. On bus rr, W/D hookup with
private fenced yard. 562-2782 or 514-6869.
1 BR/1 BA apt. Walk to UF.
112 NW 9th St. $495/mo. Call 514-6281
Leave Message 10-8-08-5-2
Cottage Grove 0
Have your own house and live in G'ville
largest floor plans. All the great amenities.
Pet Friendly 2,3 & 4br units avail.
NdtMOVE-IN FEES FOR A LIMITED TIME
Move-In today 352-373-7959
-- For Rent 1
a lH unfurnished
Living room, dining room. Quiet Very nice.
Mother-in-law suite. W/D, cable & all utils
incl. Near Haile $750/mo. 352-367-0372
College Park Apts PARTYI
Office Grand Openingl*Friday Oct. 3rd
Free Food 9am-11am & lpm-3pm
Dunk Tank! Great Prizes!
3 Blocks North of The Swamp*371-7777
a ll Subleases
Apartments Sublet & Roommates
Sublease 1BR in 2BR/1BT, Walking distance
to SW Recreation Center. $380 including
everything. Free cable, wireless available.
No pet and smoking. bus,20,21,117,119,126
passing by. Call 352-262-6912 10-3-10-3
Cabana Beach apt Fully furn, 2 BR, split
layout,prvt bath. $450/mo;lst mo on me.
Avail NOW! On busline 2 campus. Call 863-
318-1441 ;863-514-4821, or 863-293-2197
X 275;iv msg 10-9-08-12-3
Sublease 1BR apt @ College Manor. Walk
to UF in seconds. 1BR/1BA, pets allowed,
smokers allowed. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
(Normally $600/mo, but subleased at $550/.
mo + utils) 440-864-0982 10-20-08-15-3
The Estates apartment, 2 BR/2BT. Free
cable, wireless Internet, 24-hour gym, three
pools, tanning bed. Fully-furnished. On RTS
bus route to campus. No pets/smoking.
Female roommate only. Available Jan-July
2009. E-mail email@example.com for more
a |ll Roommates I
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Wanted Gentleman to share 2/4 condo w/Ut
UF very close Beautiful courtyard & pool
$400/rm 352-328-5448 10-16-08-60-4
WALK or BIKE 7 blocks to UF! N/S
Roommate wanted in 4 BR house in nice
neighborhood. NW 7th PI and 22nd St. Great
parking, 2 kitchens, indoor laundry, large
fenced yard and screened back porch. Hi-
speed net, cable. $395/mo. 813-295-3010
Female roommates (3) NS/ND to share a
new 4/2 house in a quiet neighborhood with
cable, internet, security alarm. $475/mo.
Utilities included. No pets. Call 352-331-8794
-::2 Blocks To UF:: -
Room in 4br condo incl utils, internet,
cable TV, pool. Very Nice $425 283-8777
HANDYMAN NEEDED Disc 4 work. Share
2/2 MH. Furn rm avail now. $200 N/R dep.
$400/m $100/wk incl util, laun & cook svc. N/
A, N/S, N/D. Car a+. 30 day notice 2 vacate.
Nr bus/shops. Sm caged pet ok 331-3666
$325 ROOM 4 RENTI!!+ 1/2 Util. Fully fur-
nished, free water, & pets allowed! Female
pref. for this VERY spacy 2BR apt. Please
call 352-871-7445 or email MAD05@ufl.edu
for more info. 10-8-14-4
Only one female roommate needed to share
very nice house with 3 others. Great location.
Stainless steel kitchen, W/D, back deck, and
large swimming pool. $400 plus. Call Karl
ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
Near library downtown. $285-$375/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
a ll Roommates a Furnishings
Oakbrook; walk to Shands, VA hospital and
campus; semester lease possible; first floor
unit; male roommate; $400 rent plus share of
utilites;call Bruce at 561 373 0979 10-15-
female roommate needed for 2 bed 1 bath
house at 318 sw 3rd ave. $250 deposit $425/
month, move in asap. safe neighborhood.
redone inside. 2 cats in house. no add. pets.
call 586-219-1691 10-2-08-5-4
Grad student seeks quiet, responsible room-
mate for own room/bath in nice house 8
blocks north of campus. NS/M/F. $585/mo
includes all utils, wireless &cable. 727-433-
Roommate wanted. 24/M in a 2 bed/2 bath
condo close to UF campus. $450 a month
plus half the utilities. There is a $200 deposit.
Bedroom is unfurnished. Call 352-303-3368.
Female roommate in house near UF. $500/
mo incl all utils & internet. Pets ok. 321-480-
MATURE PROFESSIONAL Share 3BR/3BA
pool home near university. Safe neighbor-
hood across from Plaza Royale movie
theater. No alcohol or drugs. Furn or unfurn.
$325 + 1/4 util. 371-3837 10-10-08-8-4
Room for rent in nice 4BR/3BA home off 16th
Ave between SFC & UF. Cox cable & internet,
DW, W/D, along bus route, new A/C system.
No cats/dogs, N/S. $385/mo all utils incl. 328-
Prvt bedroom w/bath in 3/2 house, fireplace.
scr. porch, w/d inclu., free wireless&cable.
W of campus $400/mo plus utils. -352-214-
1S1F Real Estate
SEE ALL CONDOS
Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 Blks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 12-10-
Brand new luxury condos starting at $220k.
Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony,
steel & concrete construction, alarm system.
Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453 12-10-74-5
AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUC-
TION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL
2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite
Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF. Matt
Price, Campus Realty 352-281-3.551
DUPLEX 1 mile to UF & Shands offArcher
Rd 3215 SW 26th Terr. 2BR/1BA each side.
Flat, block, 1800 total sq ft, CHA. Income
$13,800/yr. Asking $117K. 407-363-7198 or
cell 407-234-1380 10-3-08-10-5
Adorable 2 BR, 2 BA plus den on
2 acre lot. Carport, large shed.
Excellent condition $54,900.
Call Beverly 377-4662, 665-9839
Matchmaker Realty of AC, Inc 10-2-5-5
BED QUEEN $110 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-10-08-74-6
BED FULL SIZE $90 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-
BED KING -$170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in plas-
tic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 12-10-08-74-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 12-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-10-08-74-6
"BEDS ALL BRAND NEW"-
**Full $100 Queen $125 King $200"**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846. 12-10-74-6
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW'
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-10-08-
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-10-74-6
POOL TABLE Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
HOT TUB/SPA $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-10-74-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New in plastic, warr. Can del. $100 317-4031
SOFA $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still
in pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 12-10-74-6
WIFE RAN AROUND I
All over town, looking for the best deals on
furniture and bedding. She found them at
Dumas Discount Furniture and Bedding
1201 East Univ. Av 352-371-4422
4b 4111M 411111
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*YAMAHA SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM
unopened, never used. $225.
*SOFA perfect condition, 3 cushion, maroon
Call 352-378-6037 10-7-08-5-6
CASH PAID FOR LAPTOPS
PDA's Modems Cameras
Any condition 336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz
Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount
w/IlD. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041.
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists .
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
iMac Computers 4 SALE
17"/15" FlatScreen 1 GB/700m/800m
40/60/80GB HD DVD/CD Burner
PRICE STARTING @ $299 OBO
NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town *
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
E" For Sale
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve nowl Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-10-08-74-10
I" For Sale
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
PARTY SUPPLIES Complete line of
Bar Suppies, glassware, beer taps, draft
beer equipment. Professional Cooking
Utensils. R.W. Beaty Co 1206 N Main St.
RWBEATY.COM 376-5939 M-F 8-5, Sa 10-3
PARKING SPACE FOR RENT 2003 Suz
1117 SW 7th Ave, 1123 SW 7th Ave, 922 exhaust, I
SW 7th Ave. $60/month. 372-4903 10-3- tor, LED I
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000****** SCOOTERS 000******
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS *FAST C
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St. *Running
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974 *NEED H
12-10-08-74-11 *Over 10
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator
Grads! New scooters starting at$999. No legit
shop can beat these prices! lyr Warranties
included. 376-6275GatorMoto.com 12-10-
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
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 12-10-08-74-11
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 12-10-08-74-11
Available from Commercial News Providers
M _- - 0
4m- -Nl -00 401.
M l Motorcycles, Mopedsj E l
New location Closest to campus.
633 NW 13th Street
Scooters from $899. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Genuine,
Schwinn, others. 2 yr warrantees.
1024 S Main St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
:uki SV650S 18k miles. Has M4
Power Commander, fender elimina-
ights. Nothing wrong with the bike.
at. $3500 OBO. Low price, so no
please. 352-359-4712. 10-10-
ASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
g or hot!*
IONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
yr svc to UF students
r @ 215-7987 12-10-08-74-12
CARS CARS Buy*SellSTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
00***0 FREE FREE FREE* FREE***
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 12-10-08-74-12
CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas Chevys Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
*FAST CASH PAID*
For any cars or trucks. Running or not. Clean
or wrecked. Segovia 352-284-8619 12-10-
*****SUN CITY AUTO SALESeOees
WHY PAY MORE? YOU COULD PAY LESS!
300+ vehicles @ wholesale prices 338-1999
Local Auto Auction We will sell your ve-
hicle, truck, trailer, boat If it has wheels, we
will sell it! Must have title present. Pay same
day as sale. M F, 9 4 Call -- (352) 373-7535
NEED A TIRE? Most brands, any size.
Discount prices. Faculty, Students Low
prices, fast service. We speak Spanish. Road
Service. We fix flats. Leal Tire 375-2325.
2216 SW 13th St. South of Steak & Shake
91 Toyota Celica Convertible.
White, 30 mpg, Excellent condition. Fun car.
97K miles. $4200. Ahren's Auto 378-5710
2000 Chevrolet Prism 109k sedan auto-
matic, AC, CD, silver with gray cloth, very
clean, $4,400 OBO 352.514.1800- pics
firstname.lastname@example.org -A Honey For The Money
BAD CREDIT? NEED A CAR?
As little as $500 down & a job & you're ap-
proved! Call Dale at 225-1464 10-31-24-12
El Camino black 84 for sale or trade for high
MPG car or truck. Great 3 year old 305 mo-
tor. Call 561-358-6841 Kyle 10-3-08-3-12
2003 Hyundai Tiburon gt coupe
2d 117k mi excelt cond,silver
5 sp 7,500 352-246-4588(375-0347
2003 Hyundai Tiburon gt coupe
2d 117k mi excelt cond,silver
5 sp 7,500 352-246-4588(375-0347)
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 12-
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 12-10-
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. 10-13-08-74-13
Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED
to transport cancer patients to treatment.
Training and liability insurance provided.
352-376-6866 ext. 5079 if interested.
Need CAD drawing of dome structure. I have
model & dimensions. www.floridadomes.com
email@example.com 352-481-3322 10-
M il Help Wanted
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
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving
record, drug-free, personal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 12-10-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and computer science needed for
various positions. Flexible schedules and
competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more
at www.gleim.com/employment 12-10-08-
Political/Commercial Call Center
Phone reps needed ASAP Political & Corp
Campaigns. Up to $9/hr + bonus potential.
352/371-5888 X111, 4112 NW 22 Dr. 12-
Leasing Specialist, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
352-375-2152 x301 Apply online at:
DELIVERY DRIVERS up to $12/hr.
KITCHEN HELP $7.00-$7.25/hr.
CALIFORNIA CHICKEN GRILL 378-2442
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW6th St.
PARK PLACE CAR WASH
Now Hiring FT & PT positions available.
10- Great environment, flexible hours. Apply in
person 7404 NW4th Blvd-Across from lome
- Depot 1-6-08-74-14
Phone survey interviewers wanted.
Start work today No sales,
opinion research only! Flexible
Scheds! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call Now!
$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPfQX$
For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
niture. No appt.necessaryl Sandy's Savvy
Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St.
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 1-6-08-74-14
CNA TRAINING CLASS: $2501 Work at your
own time & pace in your own home! To get
program on DVD's call 352-597-2559. For
online program visit www.lapcnatraining.com
Get started right away! 1-6-72-14
* NAIL TECH
Positions available. Upscale salon. NW sec-
tion. Available immediately. Call Lisa at 352-
TUTORS NEEDED 1-on-1 tutoring at-risk
elem school students. 1-4 afternoons/wk
$10/hr 15-20 min S of UF. Fed wk study
req for emp. Volunteers welcome Contact
Sally 352-384-1155; firstname.lastname@example.org
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on surveys.
Now hiring future managers. 8 locations
serving Gainesville 352-283-0077 12-10-
Now hiring Delivery Drivers $12-$164,-You
need a great attitude & dependable car. Hiring
lunch, dinner & late night shifts. Our closing
drivers earn $100 per night. Apply @ any of
our 8 location or @ gatordominos.com/jobs.
Tired of Working Retail?
Local real estate co. hiring part-time Sales &
Leasing Associates. Need previous sales
or retail exp & outgoing personality. No real
estate exp req (training provided). Bonuses
& benefits. Send resume, cover letter & avail
schedule to email@example.com
Wanted, PT Williamsburg VillageApartments.
Apply in Person, DFWP 12-10-68-14
All around cleaning & laundy FT/PT. Sun -
Fri, 12pm-7pm $7/hr. Call 256-3323 for more
info and interview. 10-13-08-25-14
Earn extra money. Students needed ASAP.
Earn up to $150/day being a mystery shop-
per. No experience required. Call 1-800-722-
Hiring Business Success Promoters
& Specialized Recruitment Agents
Office at NW 10th Ave & 6th St.
Call 904-236-5454 no exp. req.
PIZZA DELIVERY DRIVERS
Needed. Great Atmosphere, great money.
Five Star Pizza (downtown) 375-5600. 210
SW 2nd Ave. Apply in person 10-13-08-
Investor Seeks Entrepreneurs! I am look-
ing for 5 highly motivated entrepreneurial
minded individuals, that are ready to take
on their life NOWI $8,000-$12,000 P/T'ery
flexible! Leave Message 1-800-631-2648
20, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2,2008
il Help Wanted Help Wanted
] Bl Health Services ) oa Entertainment
Earn $1000-$3200 a month
to drive new cars with ads.
Activity Coordinator needed to work non-
academic portion of program for post sec-
ondary students w/ learning disabilities. PT
position incl working 2-4hrs/day, 2-4days/wk.
Flex sched & willingness to work weekends a
must Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PT TEACHERS NEEDED
Must have childcare experience. Please
come by 1049 Museum Rd. Kindercare 352-
336-1700. Excellent pay. Good work environ-
Wanted: a companion for a 15yr old adoles-
cent boy with Autism to help with communi-
cation, socialization and life skills. Flexible
hours. Some experience preferred. Contact
us with your info at email@example.com 10-6-
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. 10-7-08-10-14
Immediate FT/PT openings. Customer
Sales/Service. No experience necessary.
Cond apply. All ages. 352-872-6655
5 NANNY JOBS: pm's asap
M-F 12-4; T/TH 12-6;
M-TH 2:30-5:30 NOAH'S ARK NANNY
email resume, photo, sched,
to firstname.lastname@example.org 10-8-08-10-14
Software Engineers / Programmers:
Nagravision is looking for C/C++ program-
mers to work on Digital TV software (Cable,
Satellite, Video over IP) in our Gainesville
office. Embedded programming experience
a plus. Send resume or questions to
LEASING AGENT PT
Friendly, energetic person. Experience
preferred. 20 hrs/wk. Hourly & bonus. Great
benefits. Must be avail, weekends. Apply in
person. Hunters Crossing Apts. DFWP
LEASING AGENT FT
Friendly, energetic person. Experience
preferred. Hourly & bonus. Great benefits.
Must be avail, weekends. Apply in person.
Huntington Lakes Apts. DFWP
PART TIME, GOOD DRIVER LIC
APPLY IN PERSON
POLARIS OF GAINESVILLE
12556 NW US HWY 441
Homework Coach. 2nd grader
3 to 4 days per week. $15 per hr. Call Ron @
514 7770. 10-3-08-5-14
para legal/assistant to assist in facilitating
communication (via legal documents) with
civil court and atty. to obtain court hearing on
civil matter. $25-50 Hourly wage. Please call
352-256-0103 ask for Ed. 10-3-5-14
ICE CREAM SERVERS
Needed Gainesville. You need reliable
transportation. Email email@example.com
or call to make appt. PT work only..
AFTER SCHOOL CARE Wed 3:45 5:45. 3
great kids, grades 4, 6, & 7. Homework help,
trampoline, bikes. Occasional evenings &
ovemights. Downtown. Need car with 3 back
seat belts, refs, no cat allergies. 373-7899
PT front desk chiropractic office. Must have
excellent people skills. Email resume
is looking for. full time employees both male
and female for SECURITY WORK. Apply
Mon Fri, 10-5 @ 1031 NW 6th St, Wuite
A-3, Gville. 10-10-10-14
SERVERS FOR FINE DINING
Reliable, honest & friendly, exp preferred.
Email resume to AKhuddas@aol.com or fax
352-333-1158 Attn: Mrs A Khuddus 10-6-
Leasing Agents wanted: FT & PT open-
ings for Cust. Service friendly, outgoing &
motivated individuals. Strong leasing, sales
&closing experience a MUSTI Fax/Email re-
sume and available schedule 352.377.1476/
PT + COMMISSION
FAX RESUME TO:
PT pct/cna/hha needed to care for paralyzed
woman. Exp. preferred.
Will train. Must like dogs,
be reliable. Call 352-395-6527.
Car required. 10-3-4-14
Wanted: Santa Fe College Student seeks
tutor for Anatomy and Physiology BSC 2085,
must have taken this course. $15 per hour.
HELPER PART TIME
A few hrs per week in afternoons. Painting,
yardwork, cleaning. $7.50 per hr. Close to
UF. Reply with work schedule. PO Box 286,
Gville, 32602 10-3-3-14
wanted:IT Intern to assist with inst/suppt of
PCs & peripherals, routine support & trouble-
shooting of Microsoft OS & applications.
Some network/support exp a plus. Send
resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org 10-
Sitter needed in our home NW Gville. 1 or
2 wks per mo as needed. Days vary (M, T,
W, F and/or Sun). Hrs vary (Wkday: 5p to
Midnight, Sun: Noon to Midnight). Transport
kids from school. At least 1 yr availability. Call
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250'
x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump pad-
dock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19
separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-
3175 everglade-equestrian.com 1-6-74-15
Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve/wkend. Class sizes limited. 338-
1193 for details expresstrainingservices.com
PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
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Arkansas adjusts to Petrino's system
By KARL HYPPOLITE
Alligator Staff Writer
Saying that Bobby Petrino's
debut as a Southeastern
Conference coach has been a
disappointment would be an
Arkansas opened the season
with two nail-biting victories
against Western Illinois and
Louisiana-Monroe. Things took
a decided turn to the ugly when
Alabama and Texas spanked
Arkansas by a combined score
S.Copyrighted M material Not exactly the high-powered
offense fans were expecting
when they did the call of the hogs
eotduring Petrino's introduction.
Syndicated ICont nt Starting quarterback Casey
Dick has had trouble adjusting
to Petrino's system, completing
just 58 percent of his passes and
Available from Commercial News Providers throwing just five touchdowns to
go with four interceptions.
Despite his struggles, Petrino
is sticking with the senior and
feels he's slowly learning the
"You try to be patient (with
a quarterback)," Petrino said.
"That's easier said than done. But
he's working extremely hard and
gives us our best chance to run
our offense. He's very dedicated,
M -- -f *d n- and he's taking a lot of the blame
M A mam a f SEE ARKANSAS, PAGE 23
Injuries continue to pile up for Gators
By EVAN DREXLER.
Alligator Staff Writer
UF coach Urban Meyer confirmed after
Wednesday's practice that several of his play-
ers will not take part in the Arkansas game
Left guard Jim Tartt, running back
Emmanuel Moody and backup left guard
Marcus Gilbert will all miss the game.
This comes on top of Tuesday's announce-
ment that linebacker Dustin Doe would not
Meyer seemed frustrated with his injury
situation after listing off all the players who
would be absent, amplifying the situation
with this quote:
"Out, .out, out," Meyer said. "Out, out,
The only injured player Meyer did not de-
"I don't know how you do that.
It's unfathomable. ... I talk to him
every day about it, just make sure
he's okay and staying focused."
UF football coach
scribe as "out" was linebacker Ryan Stamper,
who Meyer said is questionable. Stamper
practiced Wednesday, but Meyer said he is
not 100 percent.
In place of Tartt and Gilbert, Meyer said
sophomore Carl Johnson will likely start, but
the position is not finalized.
"We've got those three guys still battling
for it," Meyer said.
JENKINS COPING WITH LOSS: UF freshman
cornerback Janoris Jenkins is dealing with
the death of former high school teammate
Griffith, a senior and team captain at
Pahokee High, was shot and killed early
Saturday morning after a dance.
Meyer said he does not know how Jenkins
is able to practice after losing a friend.
"He's been playing in light of it," Meyer
"I don't know how you do that. It's un-
fathomable. ... I talk to him every day about
it, just make sure he's okay and staying
PREPARING FOR THE ROAD: Like they did the
week before the game at Tennessee, the Gators
simulated crowd noise at Wednesday's prac-
tice. Speakers pumped sound onto the prac-
tice field to get the team prepared for the
hostile environment in Fayetteville. -
"Today was a hard day," Meyer said. "The
crowd noise drives you insane. Two hours of
stuff in your ears."
but lay off
Dan Mullen, UF's offensive
coordinator, did not lose
Saturday's game against
Mullen does not need to be
Let's pause now so all those
crazy people who don't listen to
reason can go fire off nasty e-mails
to me. Heck, FireDanMullen.com
was launched this week.
Done now? All right, good.
That doesn't mean the rest of
you have to agree, but at least
ing to think
There is a
must be es-
Phil Kegler tablished be-
Phil on the Hill fore Mullen's
Does the offense's efficiency lie
in the hands of the players or on
the shoulders of the man calling
The true answer likely lies some-
where in the middle, but ask your-
self first which way you lean.
Consider the theory that the
offensive coordinator should hold
final responsibility for how the
unit produces. Certainly a valid
UF racked up 443 yards of of-
fense Saturday, averaging 6.1 per
play. It recorded four touchdowns
and set up a field goal. It scored
enough to force overtime until that
final blocked PAT.
Now, the Gators went 2 for 4 on
fourth down. That's two turnovers
that can be attributed to Mullen,
right? The decision to go for fourth
down is not made by Mullen. He
said after the game Saturday that
Meyer tells him before third down
whether he has one or two plays to
try and convert the first down.
As for the Gators' last drive, yes,
everyone in America knew what
play would be called on fourth-and-
one with the game hanging the bal-
ance. Normally, it's not a good thing
SEE PHIL, PAGE 23
*MLB: Chicago White Sox vs.
TBS, 2:30 p.m.
INCAA Football: Pittsburgh vs. No.
10 South Florida
ESPN, 7:30 p.m.
* 1999: No. 3 UF loses 40-39 to No. 21 Ala-
bama in The Swamp, breaking its 30-game
home winning streak. The Gators went on
to lose to the Crimson Tide again in the SEC
I I- alliga.t.lposrPO QUESTION*
Today's question: Which has a better shot at
happening: UF winning a national title or the
* Tampa Bay Rays winning the World Series?
Wednesday's question: Whose potential ab-
sence will hurt UF the most against Arkansas?
(see right for results)
80 TOTAL VOTES
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22, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2,2008
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Phillies earn first playoff win in 15 years; Cubs lose
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PHILADELPHIA Cole Hamels was so
dominant, the Milwaukee Brewers were glad
to see Brad Lidge come in. The switch to their
perfect closer nearly cost the Philadelphia
Behind their top two arms, the Phillies
grabbed their first postseason victory in 15
Hamels pitched eight brilliant in-
nings, Lidge escaped a ninth-inning jam
and Philadelphia took advantage of Mike
Cameron's miscue in center field for a 3-1
win over Milwaukee in its playoff opener
Chase Utley's two-run double slipped out
of Cameron's glove in the third, helping the
Phillies take a 3-0 lead. Lidge allowed a run
in the ninth but struck out Corey Hart with
runners at second and third to end it.
"I can't let him get a hit there," said Lidge,
who. was 41 for 41 in save chances this sea-
son. "I've always been a strikeout pitcher
and that's what I wanted to do."
Game 2 in the best-of-five series is
Thursday, with ace CC Sabathia going to the
mound for the wild-card Brewers on three
days' rest for the fourth consecutive start.
Brett Myers pitches for the Phillies. -
It'll be tough for anyone to match Hamels'
superb performance. The 24-year-old lefty
retired the first 14 batters and allowed two
hits, striking out nine.
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel consid-
ered sending Hamels out to start the ninth,
but decided to go with Lidge. The Brewers
got the tying run to the plate, but Prince
Fielder fanned for the second out. After J.J.
Hardy walked to put two runners on, they
advanced on a wild pitch. Then Hart struck
out swinging to end it.
"Not too many times you can say you're
happy to see Lidge, but we didn't hit the ball
hard off Hamels all day," Brewers manager
Dale Sveum said.
Hamels baffled the fastball-hitting
Brewers with his dazzling changeup, helping
the Phillies earn their first postseason win
since the 1993 World Series against Toronto.
The NL East champions were swept out
of the first round by the surging Colorado
Rockies last year. Hamels lost the opener
of that series but didn't have any jitters this
"I learned what it really takes in trying
to kind of mellow out, not have that sort of
excitement where you can't really control
everything," he said.
DODGERS 7, CUBS 2: CHICAGO Manny
Ramirez and Joe Torre brought their win-
ning postseason ways to the Los Angeles
Dodgers and Wrigley Field.
James Loney hit a go-ahead grand slam
off a wild Ryan Dempster,
Ramirez and Russell
Martin homered and the
new-look Dodgers beat
the Chicago Cubs 7-2 in
their NL playoff opener
The Cubs entered the
Uteypostseason with the best
record in the league, hop-
ing for a fast start 100 years after their last
World Series championship.
But Ramirez and Torre, winners of six
World Series crowns in the AL, wound up
on top in their first playoff game together.
Ramirez's homer was his 25th in the postsea-
son, extending his own record.
"We get a sense of what he's been doing.
all these years," Loney said.
It was a good omen for the Dodgers. The
last time they started a postseason series with
a victory was 1988 the Kirk Gibson game
in the World Series. The Cubs will try to get
even in Game 2 on Thursday night when
they send mercurial right-hander Carlos
Zambrano against Chad Billingsley.
"Let's hope we get better," Cubs manager
Lou Piniella said. "Let's put this one behind
us and go get them tomorrow."
Torre made his 13th straight postseason
managerial appearance the previous 12
were with the Yankees and extended his
record for postseason wins to 77 in a match-
up with Piniella, another veteran skipper.
The Cubs took a 2-0 lead on Mark
DeRosa's homer in the second inning off
Derek Lowe, but the Dodgers rebounded
against Dempster, who had trouble finding
the strike zone all night.
Dempster walked the bases loaded in the
fifth, and Loney delivered for the Dodgers.
After swinging and missing the first two
pitches, he sent a 1-2 pitch over the wall
in center for the grand slam that gave the
Dodgers a 4-2 lead and silenced a Wrigley
Field crowd that was cheering loudly for
Dempster to get out of the jam he created.
"Invariably, when you keep putting
people on, they're going to score, and they
scored there quickly with that grand slam,"
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UF WOMEN'S TENNIS
Fatigued Boonstra falls short in qualifying match
No. 67 Marrit Boonstra fell one win
short of qualifying for the main draw at the
Riviera/ITA All-American Championships,
losing to Laura Gioia of Furman 6-1, 6-1.
There will be no Gators in the singles main
draw of the tournament, which is the first
event in the ITA Intercollegiate Grand Slam.
Boonstra was coming off an exhausting
day where she played two matches over
the course of six and a half hours. Fatigue
dearly affected her against No. 72 Gioia.
"Marrit had a tough time finding her legs
after such a long, grueling day on Tuesday,
and she just didn't have her best stuff to-
day," UF associate coach Dave Balogh said.
"Gioia played really well, and the credit
goes to her."
The week does not end for Boonstra,
though, as she will team up with Megan
Alexander in the first round of doubles com-
Boonstra and Alexander, ranked sixth,
were 15-4 last season and automatically
qualified for the main draw.
"Anastasia had her chances but
just couldn't find a way to put
UF associate women's tennis coach
Their opponents had not been announced
at press time, but it will be a team from the
In the consolation bracket, Anastasia
Revzina lost 6-4,
6-3, to No. 65 Bojana
Bobusic of California. %
"Anastasia had her chances but just
couldn't find a way to put points together,"
Balogh said. "That's one thing all of our
players learned from this tournament.
"It's uncharacteristic of us and we tend
to be much better later in the season, but
against the caliber of players who are in this
tournament, you can't give up consecuOve
points often and that's what happened.
"We will be better. I have no doubt about
it. One area that never faltered, though, was
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Coach tries to place blame on entire team
ARKANSAS, from page 21
on his shoulders."
Taking the blame is something every quarterback
has to do, but it is also something Petrino doesn't al-
ways think is fair.
With his team having to learn his intricate offensive
system, he realizes there is a steep learning curve for
every offensive player and it takes a while for everyone
to get onto the same page.
"It's really not Casey, it's the entire group," Petrino
said. "We've got to execute more as an entire group.
All 11 guys are responsible for pass protection. The re-
ceivers are getting open on time, getting where they're
supposed to be."
Part of the problem the Razorbacks are facing is
that Petrino hasn't had a chance to recruit the type of
players who fit the system he wants to run. As a result,
Arkansas is running an offense its players aren't suited
for, a situation that can be disastrous.
UF coach Urban Meyer, however, said it's just about
the coaches forming to the players in a new system.
"This is a players' game, this is not
a coaches' game," Meyer said. "How
did we do it our first year? It was (up
and down) for a while. ... It's getting
Football a core group of guys. Sometimes it's
good fortune and other times it's great
recruiting. A lot of times it's both."
If you're Petrino, there's obviously much more to
worry about than the efficiency of your offense. There's
also UF quarterback Tunim Tebow.
"He creates a lot of challenges for us," Petrino said.
PHIL, from page 21
to be predictable, but I would
have called the same thing. It's
been nearly automatic for three
Many people in hindsight
have called for an option or
even a jump pass. But before
Tebow failed, how many of
you would have made such
And how many of you
would've been ready to jump
down Mullen's throat if he
called those plays and the de-
fense stopped it?
But if Mullen's job is simply
to get his unit to score more
points than the other team
then, yes, he failed Saturday.
Yet remember he fell short
amid a sea of miscues. It took
numerous bad deep balls by
Tebow, three fumbles by go-
to offensive weapons (Tebow,
Harvin and Aaron Hernandez),
a blocked PAT and a Rebels de-
fense that finally figured out
how to stop Tebow to keep the
Gators from probably scoring
That's a lot of coincidences
to go against Mullen.
Let's not forget the potent
offensive attack that was the
2007 Gators. Mullen called the
plays for a unit that scored 42.5
points last year, good for third
in the nation.
UF scored on 54.6 percent
of its drives last season, a
rate that was the best in the
Southeastern Conference since
the league started tracking the
stat in 2000.
Now let's test that second
possibility that the players
are the ones who ultimately
decide a game's outcome.
Then the praise for 2007 should
rightly go on the shoulders of
the Heisman Trophy winner
and his assortment of weapons.
But the blame for Saturday also
lands in the players' laps.
The truth is, the turnovers
lost Saturday's game. They put
the defense in bad situations
leading to momentum-swing-
ing scores. That was certainly
bad timing for Joe Haden and
Major Wright to mess things
up with an 86-yard bomb, but.-
while teams can have perfect
records, they never play per-
Either way, calling for the
firing of Mullen does not really
You can't credit the play-
ers in success and hate on the
coach in failure.
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Freshman Avant finds niche on defensive side of ball
* SHE HAS THE SECOND-
MOST MINUTES ON UF.
By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
It didn't take long for this fresh-
marvto make an impact.
Defender Jazmyne Avant started
for the UF soccer team in the first
game of the season at Colorado.
She played 110 minutes in the 1-1
tie and hasn't looked back since.
Avant has started every game
and has accumulated the second-
most minutes played on the team,
averaging 86 through the first 10
It's surprising for someone who
thought she would have to inch her
way into the starting lineup.
"I thought I would get playing
time, but when I first came in I felt
like I was behind," Avant said. "I
thought I was going to have to
work really hard to get my starting
position, and I did."
Avant has been a staple on the
right side of the field next to junior
defender Lauren Hyde. The duo
has teamed up with the rest of the
Gator defense in allowing just nine
goals this season.
The two have developed a trust
factor between them, something
especially important for the first-
year starter to rely on.
"I trust (my teammates) 100 per-
cent," Avant said.
"Lauren Hyde, no matter what,
I feel like I can give her the ball in
Hyde has seen Avant mature
since the season began.
defense, the out-
side backs are
pressed to move
forward in an
Soccer aggressive style
of attack, so that
maturity is a necessity.
"At the beginning, she was kind
of hesitant to do that," Hyde said,
"but she's definitely improved a lot
on going forward."
That showed Friday night
against Georgia. Avant recorded
her second assist of the season on
a cross that was put in by senior
Megan Kerns to give the Gators a
The speed of the game was part
of the reason for her lack of aggres-
sion earlier in the season.
She compared her experience to
high school and club soccer, where
she would just kick and dribble
and not have to worry about main-
. "If I tried to do that here, I'd lose
the ball," Avant said.
As a result, she's learned to play
two-touch soccer at a faster pace.
Avant is also recognized by her
coaches and teammates for her
speed, which allows her to keep
up with fast forwards on opposing
"It's pretty unusual that you
find somebody so quick and fast
as she is, plus that endurance," UF
coach Becky Burleigh said.
"She's got a terrific combination
Burleigh took note of Avant's
style of play during the summer,
and that's what stood out heading
into the season.
"Jazmyne is just, like, no dra-
ma," Burleigh said.
"She just gets stuff done. She
just takes a real business-like ap-
It has paid off for Avant so far,
but starting every game is certainly
not what she wants to settle for.
"I don't even feel like I'm play-
ing at my best yet," she said.
Difficult schedule makes it tough on fans, Gators
By KYLE MAISTRI
For the second weekend in a row, the
Southeastern Conference schedule will have
the Gators away from Gainesville and in two,
different SEC cities in a three-day span.
As a reward for two wins in its first away
conference matches, No. 8 UF (10-1, 4-0
SEC) will continue its tour of the Southeast,
heading to Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Friday and
Starkville, Miss., on Sunday.
"In one weekend, they have developed a
roadyarrior attitude," UF coach Mary Wise
said of her team.
In the SEC, that type of attitude is a pre-
requisite for the type of success the Gators
have grown accustomed to.
The tough scheduling poses a challenge
that teams in other conferences don't have
to worry about.
The Big 12 plays its matches on
Wednesday and Saturdays, and a team is
very rarely on the road for both. This makes
it easier not only on the team, which gets a
more balanced schedule, but also on those
following their squad.
"That's a great way to build a fan base,"
With the Gators' two-week absence from
the O'Connell Center floor, Wise is afraid the
team could lose some of the interest it had
from fans after defeating rivals Georgia and
LSU at home.
She did say she prefers the Friday-
Sunday schedule to the Friday-Saturday
slate implemented by the Big Ten confer-
ence, because the day in between matches
affords the Gators a full day of practice
solely for the second opponent.
"We may complain about the Friday-
Sunday, but it has helped us in the win-loss
column," she said.
If the Gators are to stay in the win column
again this weekend, it will be because veter-
an leadership and a rigid practice schedule
got them there.
Senior middle blocker
Kelsey Bowers said it can
be easy to get comfort-
able with being on a bus
for three hours, and it is
important that when it is
time to play, the team is
ready to go.
"We have to keep fo-
caused on what we're doing and what our
goals are," she said.
During the week, UF has its goals broken
down to a very specific schedule.
On Tuesday, the team works only on
their own game, trying to improve on
any mistakes made in previous matches.
Wednesday, the Gators' game plan for the
upcoming teams on the schedule. Finally on
Thursday, they focus solely on the next day's
Wise said the keys to last week's success
were point production from multiple play-
ers and not giving away points to the other
The freshmen were able to contribute in
a big way on their first conference road trip,
led by a triple-double effort from setter Kelly
Junior libero Elyse Cusack said playing
well on the road is something that all good
teams can do, and that having a lot of fresh-
men can take some of the pressure off in
"They're not so used to playing at home
that it's hard for them to play on the road,"
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