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VOLUME 102 ISSUE 55


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2008


UF 42 VANDERBILT 14



LET THE TIDE ROLL IN


UF seals spot in SEC title game vs. 'Bama


By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org

NASHVILLE, Tenn. There
was no extravagant celebration
Saturday night.
Sure, UF's players sang with
the band, Tim Tebow did his usual
victory lap and the Gators were
smiling as they ran off the field at
Vanderbilt Stadium.
But an ignorant bystander
would have had no idea UF just
clinched a spot in the Southeastern
Conference Championship with its
42-14 blowout of Vanderbilt (5-4,
3-3 SEC).
The biggest on-field celebra-
tion, in fact, came from Shelley
Meyer, who Gator Chomped along
with fans.
Meet the 2008 Gators, a team
that says it's just beginning to
reach its goals.
No. 3 UF (8-1, 6-1 SEC) will
make its ninth appearance in the
SEC title game on Dec. 6 against
current-No. 1 Alabama. The Gators
are 6-2 in their previous games,
but both losses ('92 and '99) came
against the Crimson Tide.
"There was a little celebra-
tion, but we expected to win, and
we came out and got it done,"
said linebacker Brandon Spikes,
who led a UF defense that held


Vanderbilt to 93 first-half yards.
That was the lingering theme
Saturday night.
The path has just begun, and
since UF slipped up against
Mississippi on Sept. 27, it wants to


make sure it doesn't happen again
during the next few weeks.
The Gators' 28-point victory
margin Saturday night kept them
from being the second team in SEC
history to win five straight confer-


ence games by 30 or more points.
The only team to do it? UF in
1996.
Now, the talk in Gainesville
and elsewhere will be all about the
Gators and their attempt to get to a
second national title game in three
years.


Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff
UF quarterback Tim Tebow hugs coach Urban Meyer after throwing a 41-yard touchdown pass to David
Nelson in the Gators' 42-14 win against Vanderbilt on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn.


The road got a little easier
Saturday night when then-No. 3
Penn State lost 24-23 on a last-sec-
ond field goal at unranked Iowa.
The game finished just before
kickoff in Nashville, and the
Gators were well aware of the
Nittany Lions' gift.
UF, which was No. 5 in the BCS
rankings last week, is now up to
No. 4 with Penn State's loss.
Spikes said UP is playing the
best football in America and sees
fewer obstacles in the way of a
trip to Miami, site of the 2009 BCS
National Championship Game.
"I think we're in the driver's
seat," he said. "We just take care
of business week in and week out,
and we'll be OK."
UF coach Urban Meyer talked
to his team Sunday night about the
possible ramifications of the new-
est BCS standings.
"I learned this back at Utah,"
Meyer said. "They're going to
hear (the national talk), and in-
stead of Uncle Jim or someone like
that, they're going to hear exactly
what's going on with the BCS.
For us to just avoid that, I learned
that's not the right way to do it.
They're going to be talking about
it, so let's talk about it."
UF's ability to play complete
games is the key to its recent suc-
cess.
The Gators jumped on the

SEE SEC, PAGE 8


Fans play on stage during Rock Band Live show


* PANIC AT THE DISCO, DASHBOARD
CONFESSIONAL AMONG BANDS.

By DAVID CUMMING
Alligator Writer

Magic tricks and stripper poles were
promised to appear during a Dashboard
Confessional set on Saturday night.
"But one is just for after the show," laughed


lead singer Chris Carrabba during the band's
performance.
About 2,700 people filled the O'Connell
Center for MTV Rock Band Live, a four-hour
medley of pop-rock musical sets and wannabe
rockers.
Wearing matching black and white ties
and vests, The Cab worked the crowd as lead
singer Alex DeLeon swayed and skipped
aroundstage.
Although they were the least-known band


on tour, fans hummed lyrics from some of
their songs, such as "That '70s Song" and
"Bounce," even from outside the arena, where
things got a bit competitive.
On Concert-goers tested their
Camg ps karaoke and manual-dexterity
skills on three "Rock Band 2"
stages. Four high-scoring bands
got their kicks on the main stage after the sec-
ond and third musical acts.
Although some spent weeks preparing for


their chance to perform under the lights, oth-
ers played the game on a whim.
"We actually just got the game the day
before, and none of us had really played it,"
said Jason Bell, a graduate student who went
onstage with his band, Claws and Fangs. "But
we're all former musicians so we picked it up
pretty quickly."
Steve Caddy, Rock Band Live tour man-

SEE CONCERT, PAGE 8


UF quarterback
Tim Tebow.(right)
put himself back in
the Heisman Trophy
race with his five-
touchdown effort
against Vanderbilt,
though he still has
stiff competition to
overcome.
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 3


Transplant patient dies in crash along with wife, pilot


By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Writer

Investigators are looking into the cause
of a plane crash that killed three Key West
residents east of the Gainesville Regional
Airport early Friday morning.
The plane was carrying Gordon Taylor,
52, who was going to Shands at UF to re-
ceive a kidney transplant, said Robert Valle,
the owner of the plane and operations di-
rector of Air Key West.
The others in the plane were Taylor's
wife, Barbara Taylor, 51, and pilot
Andrew Ricciuti, 43, said Summer Hallett,
spokeswoman for the Gainesville Police
Department.
The Taylors had two daughters, Hallett
said. Their daughter Kyle Taylor is a UF stu-
dent, said Janine Sikes, UF spokeswoman.
Ricciuti, who began flying planes in the
U.S. Navy, had been a pilot for more than 20
years. He had been with Air Key West for
about three or four years, Hallett said.
Valle said Taylor received a call late
Thursday night from Shands saying there
was donor kidney available for him, but
he needed to get there within eight hours

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to receive it.
The two-engine Partenavia P.68 plane
took off from Key West at 12:30 a.m. Friday,
Valle said.
Because the air traffic control tower in
Gainesville was closed, air traffic control
in Jacksonville cleared the plane to land
at the Gainesville Regional Airport at 2:45
a.m., said Federal Aviation Administration
spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen.
Bergen said when air traffic
Local control did not hear back from
News the plane, it called Gainesville
officials at 5:15 a.m.
Five local agencies, the
FAA and the National Transport Safety
Board responded- to-the-6800-block-of-
Northeast 39th Avenue to search for any
survivors of the crash, Bergen said.
"The plane crashed just short of the
runway, killing all three passengers and
destroying the plane," she said.
Robert Gretz, the senior air safety inves-
tigator of the National Transportation Safety
Board, said the board would investigate the
pilot, the plane and the environment over
the next six months to a year before it could
issue a probable cause for the crash.


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Local residents discuss reasons for living in Gainesville


By LAUREN IRIZARRY
Alligator Contributing Writer


Job opportunities have brought
several residents to Gainesville, but
unique offerings like the world's
second-largest butterfly collection
are what made them stay.
About 15 locals discussed what
they like about Gainesville and


what keeps them here at a book
forum Sunday afternoon at the
Alachua County Headquarters
Library.
Led by City Commissioner
Jeanna Mastrodicasa, the discus-
sion was inspired by the book,
"Who's Your City?" by Richard
Florida. The book argues that one
of the most important decisions
people will make is where they will


live.
Mastrodicasa
said a discus-
sion of what
makes people
like Gainesville is
important to how
the city markets
Masterodicasa itself in the fu-
ture.
"We're going to have to take a


step back and look at what we're
-doing in the local economy," she
said.
In the book, Florida focuses on
the importance of creative econo-
mies, which he wrote are both in-
novative and professional.
Attendees agreed that UF,
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Bikers parade raises $101K for Red Cross, veterans


By KATHRYN WATSON
Alligator Contributing Writer

University Avenue's usual
Sunday-afternoon calm was dis-
turbed by the roar of engines as
1,770 riders and passengers sped by
on motorcycles, attempting to break
the Guiness World Record for the
largest parade of motorcycles at the
eighth annual Bikers on Parade for
the USA event. .
The 23-mile charity parade
raised more than $101,000 to benefit
the North Central Florida chapter of
the American Red Cross and local
veteran-related causes, said parade
founder Bonnie Cameron.
It took parade participants 26
minutes to cross the start line at
Santa Fe College before winding
through Gainesville streets for
more than an hour, shutting down
University Avenue.
The riders were filmed as they
crossed the finish line under a giant
American flag held aloft by crane.
Although the video will be submit-
ted to the Guinness World Records
agency, the potential record was
rarely mentioned.
Focus was on support for veter-
ans and public safety officers.
"We have a lot of events at this
college. There is none that gives


us more pride than this," SFC
President Jackson Sasser said dur-
ing the parade's opening ceremony,
which was attended by more than
1,000 people.
As Toby Keith's "American
Soldier" blasted during the ceremo-
ny, hundreds of participants crowd-
ed the stage to shake the hands of
the two grand marshals, Purple
Heart recipients Sgt. Catlin Mixson
and Sgt. 1st Class John Borders.
"I never thought I would be able
to get off that stage," said Mixson,
"We have a lot of events at
this college. There is none
that gives us more pride
than this."
Jackson Sasser
SFC President

who is from Williston.
Ed Wedge, who served eight
years in the Air Force, rode in the
parade wearing a full stormtrooper
outfit. Wedge said his white and
black motorcycle was "begging for
a 'Star Wars' costume."
Wedge said he'll be back next
year to continue to support the vet-
erans, including his son, Sgt. Philip
Wedge, who is in Iraq serving his
second tour.


Harrison Diamond / Alligator Staff
Bikers ride out of a parking lot at Santa Fe College at the start of the eighth annual Bikers on Parade for
the USA event Sunday afternoon.


Alachua County Jail officials push inmate GED courses


By CURT DEVINE
Alligator Contributing Writer

Officials at the Alachua County Jail are
hoping a little education could go a long way
in encouraging inmates to pursue degrees.
Since the beginning of the year, 41 of
the jail's inmates have passed the General
Education Development test, almost double
the 22 inmates who passed in 2007, according
to an Alachua County Sheriff's Department
news release. In 2006, 15 inmates passed.
Officials believe the increase in passing
rates is motivating more inmates to enroll in
GED preparation courses.
Eugene Morris, the bureau chief of inmate


programs and services, said his department
has stressed the importance of education
since he took his position in January.
Morris said he tells all inmates that educa-
tion can decrease their chances of being incar-
cerated again.
"It's a golden opportunity and second
chance," he said. "I think our inmates are
starting to see how much a little education
can improve their lives."
All inmates who test below a ninth-grade
level in reading, writing or math are eli-
gible to attend GED classes and take the test
through a partnership between the jail and
the Alachua County School Board, the news
release stated.
In 2008, inmates tested at an average of a


fourth-grade level.
Leanne Lawrence, a GED instructor at the
jail, said with more inmates earning GEDs
than the previous two years combined, her
students are more motivated and eager to
learn. Many of the inmates' personal discus-
sions have shifted from money and relation-
ships to education and grades,
Local she said.
News "Their excitement is conta-
gious," Lawrence said. "Many
inmates are fighting to get into
my class to study fractions or reading com-
prehension."
Lawrence said the she tries to teach the
most important information quickly because
some of her students are incarcerated only 40


to 60 days.
She structures the course to focus on the
most common types of test questions, such as
percentages and basic reading skills, she said.
Lawrence recalled one inmate nicknamed
Willy who enrolled in her course at a third-
grade math level. After a few weeks of study-
ing, he scored a 550 on the GED math section.
A410 out of 800 is required to pass.
He was so thrilled that he ran into her
classroom, picked her up and tried to spin her
around, she said.
"The test has become more of a privilege
and challenge around the jail," Lawrence
said.
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E-cards urge sexual partners to get tested for STDs


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ANONYMOUSLY.

By DEANA CASIMANO
Alligator Contributing Writer

People send e-cards for birth-
days, holidays or to express a
simple "thinking of you."
Now, an increasing number of
people are sending virtual cards
to inform past sexual partners
they may have a sexually trans-
mitted disease.
Although an e-card may not
be the best way to break such sen-
sitive news, the goal of the Web
site inSpot.org is to get people
tested and treated, said Migling
Cuervo, an epidemiologist at the


Florida Department of Health
Bureau of Sexually Transmitted
Diseases.
The site's Florida section was
launched in May 2007.
The site, developed by the
nonprofit company Internet
Sexuality Information Services,
includes customized Web sites
for nine U.S. cities, 10 states and
three international sites.
The Florida Department of
Health Bureau of STDs maintains
the content on the inSpot Florida
site.
"Any additional tool that we
can use to power individuals in
Florida is a wonderful thing,"
said Sherese Bleechington,
statewide health educator at the


Florida.Department of Health.
Each city, state and interna-
tional Web site offers a choice of
six different e-cards. The sender
chooses the STD to which they
may have exposed their partner
and can include a personal mes-
sage before sending it anony-
mously or with their e-mail
address.
The recipient of the card is
then directed to a page with dis-
ease-specific information.
Samantha Evans, a GatorWell
Health Promotion specialist,
said the Web site is an effective
method for reaching partners
who might otherwise be unreach-
able and for those who want to
remain anonymous.


According to a report in
the Public Library of Science
Medicine journal, more than
30,000 people have sent more
than 49,500 e-cards through
inSpot since its launch in 2004.
"Any additional tool that we
can use to power individu-
als in Florida is a wonder-
ful thing."
Sherese Bleechington
Health educator at the
Florida Department of Health

Evans said the site does have
its share of problems.
For example, some of the cards
make a joke out of a serious situa-


tion, such as one card that reads,
"I got screwed while screwing,
you might have too. Get checked
for STDs if you haven't recently."
Evans said students don't take
advantage of the STD testing and
treatment services offered by
UF's student health center.
The Student Health Care
Center performed about 520
HIV tests and 1,000 chlamydia
tests between Jan. 1 and June 30.
Evans says that number is low
when compared to the 50,000 or
so students on campus.
While the traditional method
of telling a sexual partner is in
person, Evans said the bottom
line is that people should be noti-
fied and go for testing.


Annual art festival


draws 100,000

By CURT DEVINE
Alligator Contributing Writer

Artists, vendors and dancing green elves filled
Gainesville's downtown streets Saturday and Sunday.
With a few thousand more than last year's 100,000 at-
tendees, the 27th annual Downtown Festival & Art Show
provided art enthusiasts with a wide selection of paint-
ings, crafts and photography..
Event coordinator Linda Piper said many artists and
vendors sold out of products before the festival ended.
Ar d The.festival's 250 artists competed for
Gainesvill $14,000 in prizes, funded by artist regis-
tration fees.
Bill and Jon Slade of Jacksonville
won the $2,000 best-in-show award for their solid-glass
sculptures.
The two artists, who are father and son, have partici-
pated in the festival for almost 25 years, but it was their
first time winning the award.
Jason Anderson, a ceramics artist from Birmingham,
Ala., said shows like the Gainesville festival are nice be-
cause of the college-town atmosphere, but competition
among artists is intense.
"I've been competing with some of these guys for
years," Anderson said. "We're like a group of gypsies
traveling the country together."


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Editorial


You've Got Mail

E-cards lame alternative

to confrontation
You've got to love the cowardice that comes with
increased technology. We know we do.
Humans invented the bow and arrow so they
could hunt and fight from a safe distance, rather than risk
their lives at point-blank range.
Later, a telephone call became a less-than-suitable sub-
stitute for a face-to-face breakup. Text messaging and e-
mails have served to further reduce the testicular fortitude
of would-be relationship enders.
In keeping with this yellow-bellied tradition, inSpot.org
has developed an e-card system that lets you inform sex-
ual partners that you might have given them something
itchy and swollen.
If we received an e-card that said, "I got screwed while
screwing, you might have too get checked for STDs if
you haven't recently," our heads would probably explode
out of pure fury.
It would be bad enough to get the news in person that
our downstairs had gotten mixed up, but to send an e-card
is the most spineless method we've ever heard of. Have
some pride, and be creative if you're going to wimp out.
Send us a singing telegram to explain the raspberry
patch on our undercarriages at least we'd have some-
one to punch in the face.
We understand it's better to keep people informed by
any means necessary, but while these e-cards may help
curb the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, we think
the increase in random acts of violence would cancel out
the e-cards' positive impact.


Comeback Kid


R member "Homeward
Bound: The Incredible
oumey"? The movie
told the tale of two dogs and
a cat who got separated from
their owners and were forced
to trek through the wilderness
to get back home. They fought
porcupines, fat animal control
employees and worst of
all random holes in-the
ground. In true family movie
fashion, the trio overcame all
the obstacles to make it back
to their family.
It's time to forget about the
adventures of Chance, Sassy
and Shadow because a dog
named Max has taken their
fictional tale and stomped it
to irrelevance with his tiny
Maltese paws.
Max, who was reported
stolen by a family in Brandon
several months ago, recently
showed up in Chicago.
The dog was identified us-
ing an implanted microchip,
picked up by a Maltese rescue
group based in Racine, Wis.,


and flown back to Florida
Saturday.
If this isn't a feel-good
story, we don't know what
is. Everyone likes dogs; how
could you not root for this
one?
We don't know if we
could survive on our own
in Chicago for months. It
boggles our minds that a dog
weighing less than 10 pounds
could make it all the way to
the Windy City, much less
survive and get back home.
We doubt a Maltese's abil-
ity to rely on its hunting skills
- they're pocket-sized. All we
can guess is Max either found
the most generous Italian
restaurant in Chicago and
lived off leftover spaghetti a la
"Lady and the Tramp," or he
developed a taste for beetles.
We're glad to see a story
about a lost dog that isn't
just a cover-up for your dad
backing the Mazda over little
Sparky.
Congratulations, Max.


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Part-time pundits ruin election season


F finally, they are gone.
After two years of hearing them babble end-
lessly into my ear about how Sen. Barack Obama
is a Muslim, Sen. Hillary Clinton is a socialist and Rudy
Giuliani used the NYPD as his own personal paramilitary,
the weekend warriors of the political scene have begun to
crawl back under their respective rocks.
They'll have to wait another four years to pounce.
Hailing from all comers of UF, these engineering, bio-
chemistry and sometimes even political science majors
pop out of the woodwork every two to four years to drop
their preferred political knowledge on our feeble minds.
Did you know Obama is actually part. Arab? You do
now.
Ever wonder if actor Fred Thompson is actually senile?
A five-minute conversation with one of these aspiring po-
liticos would definitely clear it up for you.
I am certainly not saying people are in the wrong for
sharing their uniquely deep thoughts; everyone is entitled
to an opinion.
To the contrary, I think individuals should share as they
wish, regardless of whether they are a political science ma-
jor or are permanently interested in politics. Like a game
show or a horse race, the presidential race and sometimes
even congressional races can be entertaining.
The more attention people pay to political campaigns,
the more educated on the issues and candidates they will
become.
I can't stand the people who assault you verbally if
you can't name all of Rep. Dennis Kucinich's children, or
if you're left speechless when asked to name Rep. Duncan
Hunter's birthplace (yes, he did run for president this
year). These weekend warriors make the political process
a pain for the rest of us.
By all means, share your thoughts, feelings and opin-
ions I would be glad to give your point of view a lis-
ten.


Unfortunately for all the faux-
pundits, having an opinion does
not make you an expert.
SToo many times, conversa-
tions with one of these tempo-
rary political geniuses leave me
questioning the intellect of the
Kyle Robisch average American voter.
letters@a)ligator.org Simply pulling obscure facts
regarding the presidential races
out of a hat doesn't qualify you
to be president or to tell me how I should feel about the
race.
About two weeks before Election Day, I was sitting in
the Hub reading for my public health engineering class
and eating my lunch when an aspiring neoconservative
noticed the Gators for Obama pin on my backpack.
Naturally, he couldn't resist the opportunity to bless
me with his unparalleled understanding of the political
universe.
"Did you know Obama supports Iran's desire to nuke
Israel?" he asked me.
I was caught off guard and left speechless. He walked
away reminding me to "do my research" before backing a
particular candidate.
Clearly, this isn't true even if one believes Obama
is soft with regard to foreign policy, very few believe he
wants Iran to destroy Israel.
Somehow, though, this newfound political science
buff had the gall to walk up to me and inform me of my
candidate's political beliefs.
People like this make life hell for the rest of us by refus-
ing to allow us to enjoy our beliefs.
If you want to share your thoughts, then feel free.
Don't tell me I'm wrong because we disagree.
Kyle Robisch is an economics and political science sopho-
more. His column appears on Mondays.


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


Today's question: Did you know
everything about the presidential
election?


Friday's question: ... I'm Ron
Burgundy?


57% YES
43% NO
150 TOTAL VOTES


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Letters to the Editor
The Fest not that different from frat
party
As someone who gets mislabeled a
scene kid regularly, I've come to under-
stand the plight of the common hipster.
The skinny jeans, flannel shirts, fixy bikes
and messenger bags create a supple atmo-
sphere for ridicule.
On more than one occasion, I have been
verbally intimidated by SUVs full of pastel
shirts, usually ending with a quick heck-
ling and acceleration through a late yellow
light. Like I said, I understand the plight of
the common hipster.
We non-pastel-shirt-wearing students
feel similarly about the atmosphere and
attitude of fraternities.
Although outnumbered, the hipsters
set aside one weekend a year (when all the
pastel shirts are in Jacksonville) to celebrate
their interesting style of music and art.
Why is it that members of a subculture
so entrenched in their disgust at the mod-
em fraternity feel obligated during their
time of glory to act in a way so consistent
with their enemies?


As an observer of The Fest, I've wit-
nessed fight after fight, loud scream after
drunken loud scream, stumbling upon
stumbling, bad screaming music after
more bad screaming music until the early
hours of the morning for three long, ardu-
ous days.
From my vantage point, The. Fest ap-
pears more like a prolonged fraternity
formal with bad body odor and less cam-
ouflage than a celebration of a legitimate,
progressive subculture.
Shame on you, hipsters, for once again
falling to the vices of your fraternal nem-
eses.
Adin Mondamin
4LS



Palin represents Republican downfall
I wanted to commend Jake Miller's col-
umn in Friday's Alligator.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin represents ev-
erything I stand against both as a woman


and as a citizen of this country.
Her views are irrelevant, and as this
nation progresses, she will find that her
narrow-mindedness and divisive remarks
only work on a diminishing sliver of our
population.
Palin has made it clear what she feels
the "real" America is, but the real America
is a mosaic of cultures, religions and ide-
ologies.
On Tuesday, that mosaic voted for an in-
dividual it feel represents them and closed
the door on nonsensical fear-mongering.
If Republicans believe the reasons they
lost the presidency, as well as numerous
House and Senate seats, is because of the
economy and Bush, they have learned very
little from this experience and will likely
nominate Palin in 2012.
I am not a particularly liberal person,
but I feel strongly that if we ever see or
-hear Palin again, it will be too soon.
Carolyn Terranova
4LS


* 0 0


Opposing team's fans deserve respect
Shame on you, University Athletic
Association staff. Herding Rollins College's
fans around from section to section like
cattle during the men's basketball game
Thursday night was disgraceful.
Would you want Gators fans to be treat-
ed that way at other teams' arenas?
I can understand not letting the Rollins
fans stand in an aisle, but chasing them
around a half-empty arena was uncalled
for. It was an exhibition game, for crying
out loud, and one we knew we would
win.
So what if their fans want to stand and
cheer in the nosebleed Section 3? Our fans
are allowed to stand and cheer, and we en-
courage rowdiness, yet part of the Rollins
group was escorted out by University
Police. They weren't in anyone's way and
did not need to be babysat by six O'Connell
Center staff members and three cops.
Stop your power trip and let the teams
play and the fans cheer.
Noelle Shema
UF Alumna


Guest Column

Election celebration shows enthusiasm for change, Obama


As an American, the proud-
est moment of my life
came on Tuesday night.
No, it wasn't the second I found
out Sen. Barack Obama had been
elected president.
It wasn't even during his accep-
tance speech, when his eloquence
and humility left me absolutely
speechless. It was afterward, with-
out CNN, the snacks or the booze.
After election night concluded,
my friends and I headed back to my
apartment. As we got out of my car,
we heard a growing roar from a few


blocks away.
At the comer of University
Avenue and 17th Street stood
Obama supporters waving and
shouting in elation as cars drove by.
The honking, yelling and en-
ergetic frenzy warmed the cool
November night. It was a feeling
that I had never experienced, and it
wasn't because the candidate I had
voted for won.
I joined them, running back and
forth across the street, jumping de-
liriously and screaming louder than
I ever had at a football game.


Andrea When
Williamson I stopped
Speaking Out to catch
my breath,
I looked
around. I saw black, white, Asian,
Latino, blue eyes and brown eyes.
We were all there, together, hug-
ging each other, shouting together
and running side by side in the
crosswalks.
We all knew that if Obama won,
Tuesday night would be special. We
will tell his story to our children and
grandchildren. We will immortalize


his moment in our memories and
history books. At least on an ab-
stract, intellectual level, his triumph
would mark this election in a way
that no other has.
Maybe my pessimism about
America's narrow-mindedness had
blinded me from the compassion we
are all capable of showing. Maybe
I had been too worried about him
losing or too saturated in his mes-
sage of hope and change that I had
forgotten what he was fighting for.
Above all, I didn't think that
a small group of people waving


Obama signs and running in the
crosswalks could make me feel so
hopeful.
SThe celebration on the street
epitomized what Obama's win sig-
nified. We can overcome our differ-
ences. We can look past the racism
that plagues our history. We can
unite. Yes we can. And on Tuesday
night, we did.
To all of you who were there,
thank you. I have never been
prouder.
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and linguistics senior.


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Bands team up

CONCERT, from page 1 Gators keep


ager, said fans tense up on stage aftex substantial scoring early
differences in their practice and live scores.
"They act all big, but as soon as they get on stage, S EC, from page i
they get stage fright," Caddy said. "In Orlando, I had
a veteran from Iraq that said this was scarier than go-
ing to war." Commodores early, forcing a three-
During a 45-minute set by the Plain White T's, and-out before defensive end Carlos
singer Tom Higgenson brought out his acoustic Dunlap blocked Vanderbilt's punt.
guitar for "1, 2, 3, 4" and the band's hit song "Hey Then, Tebow and the offense
There Delilah," garnering shrieks and squeals when proceeded to score on their first four
he jumped the barricades to greet a few fans. possessions, with the quarterback
When Dashboard Confessional graced the stage, accounting for all four scores, two
Carrabba immediately made reference to the band's on the ground and two through the
Florida roots. air on passes to Louis Murphy and
"Last time I was in this gym, my brother was Riley Cooper.
graduating," Carrabba said. Riley Cooper.
graduating," Carrabba said. The third drive was set up by
The band showed off some card tricks as a back- an Ahmad Black interception at the
drop to "Thick As Thieves" and continued with an Vanderbilt 26-yard line.
acoustic "Screaming Infidelities." And the Gators would have made
Carrabba was even joined by members of the it five straight drives with a score if
first two bands in an energetic rendition of P!nk's
"So What." not for a controversial fumble by
After almost three hours of waiting, camera Percy Harvin at the goal line. UF
flashes bounced off a circus set of rainbow drapes would still tack on another 7 points
and drooping yellow lights towering over two multi- before halftime with a 41-yard pass
color pillars where Panic at the Disco's drummer and from Tebow to David Nelson with 8
pianist settled. seconds left in the second quarter.
Band members wore either paisley shirts with With that, the rout was on. Most
raggedy hair or tight-fitting suits and mop-top hair- of the black-and-gold-clad fans had
cuts, each seeming to represent a different Beatles' left and Gators fans braved the cold
phase. -temperatures to celebrate UF's sec-
The garb was amplified when they played "I ond appearance in the conference
Want You (She's So Heavy)," a psychedelic ballad title game in the last three years.
of The Beatles', as a bridge between their own "In You probably won't see too much
The Middle of the Summer" and "I Write Sins Not partying from the Gators just yet.
Tragedies." "It's not like it's going to be easy
Singer Brandon Uiie ended the show with a final going into Atlanta," Tebow said.
cover of The Isley Brothers' "Shout!" that made fans "We got to focus on (South Carolina
dance throughout the aisles. and Florida State) if we want to be in
Sarah Hsu/ Alligator Staff "I loved Panic at the Disco," said 14-year-old the biggest game of all."
Katie Lowe, of Hawthorne, who attended the show
)ashboard Confessional singer Chris Carrabba and other members of the withhermother.
band perform during the MTV Rock Band Live Tour on Saturday night. "I told my mom they were groovy."






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Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 F D Commodores
UF 21 14 7 0 42 n.L,., .an Nnt. i Tn I : Ave Rushine NO Gain Loss Net TD LG AVG


Vanderbilt 0 0 7 7 14

Scoring :..'!n:t.il
First quarter
08:49 UF- Murphy, 12-yd reception (Phillips kick)
04:50 UF-Tebow, 26-yd run (Phillips kick)
01:46 UF-Tebow, 8-yd (Phillips kick)
Second quarter
12:01 UF- Cooper, 12-yd reception (Phillips kick)
00:08 UF Nelson, 41-yd reception (Phillips kick)
Third quarter
09:39 UF- Harvin, 1-yd (Phillips kick)
01:04 VU Graham, 2-yd reception (Hahnfedlt kick)
Fourth quarter
05:07 VU- Walker, 14-yd reception (Hahnfedit kick)



Team statistics
UF Vanderbilt
First downs 24 14
Rushing attempts 38 39
Net yards rushing 231 150
Passing yards 191 114
Total offensive yards 422 264
Fumbles: Number-lost 2-1 2-0
Penalties: Number-yards 7-70 9-80
Possession time 27:19 32:39


nuIlll ing
Tebow 11 88 0 88 2 26 8.0
Harvin 9 60 0 60 1 21 6.7
Moody 7 48 0 48 0 24 6.9
Rainey 5 27 0 27 0 11 5.4
Demps 4 19 0 19 0 6 4.8
Totals 38 243 12 231 3 26 6.1

Passing Att-Comp YDS TD INT
Tebow 17-12 282 3 0
Brantley 4-3 20 0 1

Receiving NO YDS TD LG
Moore 4 31 0 9
Murphy 3 39 1 19
Harvin 3 32 0 12
Hernandez 2 23 0 19
Nelson 1 41 1 41
Thompson 1 14 0 14
Totals 15 191 3 41

Punting NO YDS AVG LG
Henry 2 79 39.5 47


Hawkins 11 49 3 46 0 '10 4.2
Nickson 10 45 6 39 0 18 3.9
Jennings 5 37 0 37 0 15 7.4
Graham 2 18 0 18 0 9 9.0
Miller 3 10 0 10 0 5 3.3
Adams 7 17 10 7 0 6 1.0
Walker 1 0 7 -7 0 0 -7.0
Totals 39 176 26 150 0 18 3.8

Passing Att-Comp YDS TD INT
Nickson 17-7 67 2 0
Adams 8-5 47 0 1

Receiving NO YDS TD LG
Walker 3 32 1 14
Graham 3 22 1 12
Hawkins 3 16 0 9
Smith 1 17 0 17
Reeves 1 15 0 15
Miller 1 12 0 12
Totals 12 114 2 17

Punting NO YDS AVG LG
Upson 3 122 40.7 43
TEAM 2 28 14.0 28
Totals 5 150 30.0 43


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The Estates- gated, upscale apt 1br/lba
quad for only 575/mo First mo free! Walk
to UF. Free cable,internet,util. Great
pool,clubhouse and gym! 561.624.0800
561.254.7557 11-24-08-16-1

1BR/1BA 50 ft camper completely furnished
free water & sewer. On 1 acre fenced with
horse stall. $450/mo. 372-0507 12-10-26-1

Niclely furn 3bd/3b condo Rockwood Villas
bus rt $425+elec/mo 2rms avail 1/1/09
call(321)254-1712 11-26-08-14-1

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AND
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get a coupon for a
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Food drive runs through Dec. 10, 2008
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For Rent
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QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $375/mo.
*1BR cottage $435/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 12-10-08-74-2

TWO BLOCKS TO UFI
Studios and 1/1s as low as $489
Available Now and January
$0 MOVE IN FEES
371-0769 CollegeParkUF.com
12-10-08-74-2

*LYONS SPECIAL*
$99 1st month's rent 377-8797
12-10-08-74-2

NO FEES! 1 MONTH FREE!
2 BEDROOM ONLY $724!
Includes water/sewer
HUGE Floorplans!
Pets Loved 335-7275
12-10-08-74-2

DOWNTOWN-THE PLACE TO BE
Why only come Thursday & Saturday Nights
Now Leasing 1/1's, 2/2 & 3/3 Townhouses
Penthouse living at basement prices!
Pool*Washers & Dryers*Pet Friendly
Sign now! 338-0002
12-10-74-2


Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to
shopping, bus line and a few miles from UF.
Price range $445 to $665. Includes water,
sewer, garbage and pest control. Sorry no
pets allowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 12-
10-08-74-2


For Rent
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1 MONTH FREE! NO FEES!
1 BEDROOM ONLY $560
Courtyards w/pools Quiet
Walk/Bike to UF/Shands
Pets Loved 372-7555
12-10-08-74-2

Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner.
538-2181 Iv message 12-10-08-74-2

$0 move-in fees & 1 mo FREE!
2/2 widen-$880 or 3/2 $945
Bike or bus to UFISanta Fe
Alarm, pool, pet-friendly!
Pinetreegardens.com*376-4002
12-10-74-2

Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second
walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer included,
fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term
available. Private Owner. $595-up. 352-538-
2181. Lv msg 12-10-08-74-2

ONE MONTH FREE!!!
NO FEES!!!!!!

Oxford Manor

HUGE 1/1, 2 2, & 3/3 Apartments

Gated community less than 1 mile from UF
FREE tanning FREE cable
with HBO & Showtime
GIANT 24 hour gym PC Lab-free printing
2 Pools* tennis courts B-ball courts
Beach volleyball Sauna Indoor Jacuzzi

It's Pretty much the best place ever.
(352) 377-2777
12-10-74-2

** ELLIE'S HOUSES *-
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouges.com 352-215-4991 or
352-215-4990 12-10-71-2

2BRs STEPS TO UF!
$0 MOVE IN FEES
$500 Signing Bonus!
As low as $306/person
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
12-10-08-74-2

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THE LAURELS APARTMENTS
*Sign TODAY, get 1 MONTH FREE*
on our luxury, 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes
FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime
All Amenities plus FREE Tanning
Gated*Alarms*Pet Friendly 335-4455
www.thelaurelsuf.com
12-10-08-74-2

Behind Butler Plaza
Huge 2 & 3 BR's
One Month Rent Free
Pool*Gym*Clubhouse*Pet Friendly
www.spanishtrace.org* 373-1111
12-10-08-74-2


Don't Settle
Come Home to Cobblestone
2/2 & 3/3 Luxury Apts.
Tanning, Pool, Bus stop,
Cable, Dog Park & MORE!
(352)377-2801
12-10-74-2


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Bivens Cove- Leasing for NOW & Spring!
S1BR-$669/mo, 2BR-$799/mo,
ONE MONTH FREE & NO Move-in Fees!
Call or Come:by Today! 376-2507
12-10-08-74-2

All Paws On Deck[
Huge 1&2 Beds*Great LOW rates
FREE Cable Free Internet
Full W/D in each unit!*Free Tanning!
Move NOW: 372-8100
12-10-74-2

The Boardwalk-
Leasing for Now & Springll
2BR-$759/mo 3BR-$959/mo
NO MOVE-IN FEES! Great Bus Route
Call or Stop by Todayl!l 377-7401
12-10-08-74-2
ALL THE SPACE YOU NEED!
At the price you want
No Move-in Fees! Move in TODAY!
1, 1 w/den & 2 BRs Reduced Rates!
FREE UF parking FREE Gym
Pets Welcome 352-332-7401
12-10-74-2

***PARKING *@
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-10-08-74-2

Your Mom
wants you to live here
1,2, or3BR
*Great Deals*
Pet friendly, Gated
(352)372-0400
12-10-74-2

Hate your roommates?
Luxury 1/1 @ $699
No Deposit Move in TODAYI
352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
12-10-74-2

Affordable, Quiet, Comfortable
1's from $539 2's from $375/person
Close to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza
Pet Friendly 376-1248
www.hiddenvillageapt.com
12-10-08-74-2

AS BIG AS A HOUSE!
Huge 4BR TH W/D inc.
FREE UF Parking*FREE Gym
Call for specials 332-7401 12-10-74-2

Save money for the New Yearl
2/2's @ $549
3/3's @ $429
4/4's @ $399
Move in for ONLY $99
Get a FREE Laptop or Nintendo Wii
352-373-9009 LexingtonCrossing UF.com
12-10-74-2

Great LOW Ratesl
GIANT 1&2 Beds
No move-in fees*Full W/D!
We love pets* Free Tanning!
Call now: 372-8100!
12-10-74-2

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Tired of The Same Boring Apt?
Sign now for Downtown Livingl
Luxury 1/1, 2/2 & 3/3s
Washer/Dryer*Pet Friendly*Alarm
www.arlingtonsquare.org* 338-0002
12-10-74-2

MUSEUM WALK
Gainesville's Best Kept Secret
Leasing for Fall & NOW!
Luxury 2/2 TH
FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Alarms
Walk to UF *379-WALK
12-10-74-2


For-Rent
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THREE BLOCKS TO UF!
S 2br/1ba from $665
No Move-in Fees! Water include*-
Wood floors avail! Pets loved!
FREE Parking! 372-7111
12-10-08-74-2


LAKEWOOD VILLAS
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryr;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
www.lakewoodvilllas.com
12-10-08-74-2


SPYGLASS *
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages,
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 11-2
701 SW 62nd Blvd 888-267-5078
www.spyglassapts.com -
12-10-08-74-2


ACROSS FROM UF!
No Move-in Fees! Pets loved.
Studios $440, includes electric!
Wood floors available. FREE parking.
372-7111 Collegemanor.org
12-10-08-74-2








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**Get One Month Free Today**
And No Move In Fees
2/2 and 3/3 luxury apartments
'FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime
All Amenities plus FREE Tanning
Alarms & Pet Friendly
Call Now; 352-374-FUNN (3866)
12-10-74-2


AVAILABLE TODAY
1 and 2 BRs *As low as $369/person
$0 move in fees*$500 signing bonus on 2BR
Pets ok, W/D Avail, Wood Floors Avail, Pool
371-0769 CollegeParkUF.com
12-10-08-74-2


Walk to Class!
1brs from $530 -150 ft from UF!
$0 move-in fees! Move-in Today!
FREE parking! Pets Welcome!
372-7111 CollegeManor.org
12-10-08-74-2


Vaulted ceilings, resort style pool...
And more!! Your luxurious 4/4 is waiting!
COME IN TODAY
and receive a personal check for...
$300!!!!!!
352-271-3131
12-10-74-2


Action Real Estate Services
Houses to Condos
1-4 BR, Starting at $450
www.action-realtors.com
352-331-1133
12-10-74-2

$1710 & $1860 back
Close to UF Tanning, 3 Pools
24 hr gym, game room
B-ball, V-ball & Tennis courts
352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.corl
12-10-74-2


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APARTMENTS
*1 MONTH FREE OR CASH BACK*
Brand NEW & leasing for Fall 08
>From 1080 sq ft/2brs 1633 sq ft/3brs
Beach-ertry pool*free tanning'pet friendly
352.376.0696 www.EnclaveUF.com
12-10-08-74-2

Save money for the New Yearl
2/2's @ $549
" 3/3's @ $429
4/4's @ $399
Move in for ONLY $99
Get a FREE Laptop or Nintendo Wii
352-373-9009 LexingtonCrossing UF.com
12-10-74-2

OWalk to UF, 3BD/2BAO
4 3 Blocks to Norman Hall
Historic, Stone Duplex
Newly Remodeled
WD, HVAC, Pet Friendly
$1200/mo
352-375-8256
12-10-74-2

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2 bed luxury condos for rent.
Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony,
super quiet construction. $1600/mo.
Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453
12-10-74-2

Tired of Vanilla Apts?
ChiWK out our newly renovated 1, 2, or 3
bdrm floorplans starting at $795,
with only $99 move-in fees.
(Limited time offer)

Windmeadows Apts
3700 Windmeadows Blvd -
(Behind Butler Plaza) 352-373-3558
12-10-08-74-2

ENJOY YOUR OWN BATH!
3BR/3BA homes off of SW 34th Str
Close to UF. W/D incl
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 12-10-74-2

Homestead Apartments
2 Months Free on our 1BR & 2BR/1BA
$139 moves you in
1 & 2 BDs starting from $599
Please call (352) 376-0828
gremco.com 12-10-74-2

Pinerush Villas
2 Months FREE
$139 moves you in
1 & 2 BDs starting from $499
Please call (352) 375-1519
gremco.com 12-10-74-2

Sundown Apartments
First month free
$139 moves you in
Studio apts starting from $499
Please call (352) 377-2596
gremco.com 12-10-74-2

Great Location near UF
Large 3BD/2BA home, w/wd
Lawn service, screens porch
2041 NW 7th Place $1400/mo
Union Properties 352.373,7578
www.rentgainesville.com 12-10-74-2

CASABLANCA EAST
2BD/1.5 BA$ 725/mo
Pets QK w/fee
Union Properties 352.373.7578
www.rentgainesville.com 12-10-74-2


FI For Rent
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GO GATORS!
Enjoy ample parking onsite
Walk to campus, w/d hook-ups
2BR/1.5BA 1433 NW 3rd Ave $975/mo
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgaineesville.com 12-10-74-2

***4BR/2BA HISTORIC HOUSE***
10 blocks to UF. Near downtown. High ceil-
ing, wood floor, cent A/C, W/D, tons of char-
acter. Avail Now 237 SW 4th Ave. $980/mo
352-214-9270 12-10-08-74-2

We've Rolled Back the Prices!
$450/mo 1 BD/1 BA close to UF
Windsor Terrace Apts.
3520 SW 20th Avenue
Union Properties 352-373-7578 12-10-74-2

HARDWOOD FLOORS
Adorable & Remodeled
2BD/1BA $995/mo W/D incl.
Near Norman & Sorority Row
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 12-10-74-2

HUGE 2 BR 1 BA
APT FOR RENT
Bike or walk to UF, Vet School & VA Hospital
W/D hookups. Pets welcome.
$645 mo. Move in today!
352-377-5221 CMC LLLP
Lic. Real Estate Broker
Equal Housing Oppty.
12-10-08-74-2

TIRED OF YOUR ROOMMATE ALREADY?
MOVE IN TODAY Dec FREE on 2BRs
SUN ISLAND
352-376-6720
12-10-08-71-2

**WOODLAND VILLAS*e
2BR units starting at
$745. Gated community.
Private courtyards.
M-F 10-6 Sat. 10-2
5950 SW 20th Ave.
888-803-7678
www.woodlandvillas.com
12-10-08-71-2

*THE PALMS
Walk to UF
Spacious 2/2 condo
Guaranteed parking. Pool.
Starting @$1250.
230 SW 2nd Ave. 494-6027
www.gainesvillepalms.com
12-10-08-69-2

Deal or No Deal
Rocky Point
376-1619
12-10-08-51-2

The Best Apartment
No Fees, up to $1860 Back
Minutes to UF
1/1, 2/2, & 3/3 move in today!
352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
12-10-45-2

0 THE GROVE VILLAS 0
Rental Community
1 mo. FREE RENT
1BR Loft Style Starting at $650
Gated Community 6400 SW 20th Ave.
888-373-0849
12-10-08-50-2

St. Charles Condominiums. 1418 NW 3rd
Ave. Luxurious 2/2 condo with large loft avail.
now. Granite counters, tall ceilings, 2 private
balconies. 2 blocks from campus. $1400/mo.
Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453. 11-17-30-2

WALK to UF Available January.
2BR/2.5BA $1000. 1BR/1BA $600. No
pets, no smoking. Contact 352-870-7256 or
gvll32601@gmail.com 12-10-08-41-2

1BR/1BA Close to UF
$450/mo Pets ok.
352-332-8481 or 352-359-1644 11-26-08-
30-2

00001 BR/1 BA GREAT LOCATIONOO**
1blk to UF/Shands Avail Nowl Energy ef-
ficient, some utils. Very spacious, carpet,
decal park Prefer grad student/mature. $600.
postj@bellsouth.net 352-376-0080 284-3873
11-14-08-20-2


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1/1, Ridgeview, free water, next to park, on
the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to
UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking, no
pets. $470 SD, $470/mo 562-2824 11-17-
08-15-2
Duckpond
2 bd 1.5 ba 1200 sq ft townhouse in heart of
historic neighborhood.w/d Blocks to down-
town shops & restaurants. 508 & 528 NE 4th
A ave avail Dec or Jan $795/mo 379-4952
11-17-08-20-2

ARCHER WOODS
1/1 $499/mo 2 LEFT
373-8727 11-18-08-2

FREE MONTHS
Country Gardens 2/2 $879
373-4500 11-18-08-20-2
Students one month free rent.University
terrace west. 4BR/4BA Condo. all 4 Rooms
Avial.On bus rt. $399/Mo/Room $300.
deposit.Fumished $425.Call Obie 352-215-
4284 spratrat@aol.com 1.5 mile to UF. 11-
10-08-15-2
SPECIAL- $100 off first month rent. 2640 SW
31st PI Unit B. 2 BR/1 1/2 Ba 2 story apart-
ment. Private fenced backyard. W/D hookup.
Near UF/Shands and on bus route. 562-2782
or 514-6869. $545/month 11-26-25-2
1st MONTH FREE CASABLANCA WEST
2 BR 2.5 BA townhouse,
w/d hookups, pool, ceramic tile, $815/rent
2735 SW 35th Place #904
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 11-14-
08-13-2
BIKE TO UF/WALK TO DOWNTOWN
Large 5 BR house in historic Duckpond,
wood floors, w/d hookups, $1895/rent
406 NE 7th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 11-14-
08-13-2
MARCHWOODI 1st MONTH FREE!
2 BR 2 BA townhouse,
New flooring & paint, w/d hookups,
Vaulted ceilings, pool, $695/rent
4385 SW 20th Lane
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 11-14-
08-13-2
WALK TO UFI 3 BR 2 BA, new flooring
Before move-in! vaulted ceilings, garage,
Washer/dryer, $1400/rent,'2624 NW 4th Ave
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 11-14-
08-13-2
CLOSE TO OAKS MALL 3 BR 2 BA,
New ceramic tile & paint, carport, w/d
Hkups, $925/rent, 1410 NW 55th Terr
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 11-14-
08-13-2
BRIGHTON PARK! 2 BR 2.5 BA townhouse,
Separate dining, high ceilings, Jacuzzi tub,
pool, $795/rent, 4415 SW 34th St #609
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 11-14-
08-13-2
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN! 1st Month FREE!
3 BR 2 BA Duplex, wood floors, lawn/water
included, Washer/dryer,
$1025/rent, 220 SE 8th St #2
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 11-14-
08-13-2
1st MONTH FREE 3 BR 2 BA,
Living & family room, 2 bonus rooms,
w/d hkups, fireplace,
$895/rent, 3305 NW 46th PI
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 11-14-
08-13-2
READY FOR MOVE-INI 2 BR 1 BA, new
flooring/paint w/d hkups, CH/AC, courtyard,
$575/rent, 535-A NW 26th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
vwww.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 11-14-
08-13-2

PET'S PARADISE
$375 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 11-12-
08-10-2


SERENOLA PINES APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office -
1BR $515, 2BR $595
Call for daily specials
352-335-0420 11-12-08-10-2


WOODLAND TERRACE APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office.
2BR $555
Call for daily specials
352-335-0420 11-12-08-10-2

1BR 1 BLOCK to UF
Available now. Almost new. W/D incl
$750/mo. Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387
12-10-08-26-2
2007 2BR/2BA luxury condo, pool
view, top story, fitness center
washer+dryer, granite counters,
screened lanai, on Tower Rd bus
route, $875/mo, (352) 262-2871 11-14-
08-10-2
NW 39th Ave Fancy Ig 3/2 w/loft. Open,
bright, laminated wd looking fir $750-775.
Xtra Ig loft, ceramic tile fir $900. Nice 2/2 gat-
ed patio, trees $600-640. laminated fir $675
Good area, 373-8310, 219-3937 11-10-8-2
Walking Distance to UF Law Schoolll
419 NW 25th Street. Clean, beautiful new-
er home 3 bd/2ba wld included $1650/mo.
Avail. end of Dec.learly Jan. Call Anne @
810-610-0110 for more info. 12-10-26-2

2b,lb 1 block MidTown *
2 Car Decal WiFi-lnternet Washer & Dryer*
Jan-July 204 NW 18 St Manny 352 317 4408
11-14-08-10-2


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For rent-Summit House 1 BR, 574 sq feet
Across the street from Shands and VA
$600 per mo, $250 security 352-672-1482
11-19-08-14-2


MONTICELLO CONDO 2BR/2BA
1 car garage, pool & tennis court privileges.
Across from GHFC. No pets. $1000/mo. Call
331-6872 11-19-08-10-2


AVAILABLE NOW
2BR duplex behind Norman Hall. Free park-
ing. $625/mo 1119 SW 7th Ave. Call 372-
4903 11-12-08-5-2


2 bed/2bath apartment in Capstone Quarters
on Archer Rd near SW 34th ST. New paint
and carpet. Washer and dryer included! Pool,
plenty of parking, close to everything! $800
(352)672-0917 11-19-08-10-2


LARGE ROOM
Mexican tile floors, private bath, private entry.
Incl utils & cable. $550/mo. 1st month + sec.
352-375-6063, cell 352-256-0999 11-12-
08-5-2


POOL HOUSE AVAIL NOW!
Bike to UF 4BR/3BA, over 2000 sf, nice area
1 mi to UF. 2816 W Univ Ave. $1500/mo 1st,
last mo & 1 mo SD 376-6183, 352-327-2931
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We have REAL 1/ls for Jan '091
3 blocks to UF GATORNEST
300 NW 18 St, Large 575 sq ft only $585!
4 blocks to UF'- GATORSIDE
1600 NW4th Ave, Cute 400 sq ft only $4301
Bike to UF CENTERPOINT
1220 NW 12 St, 530 sq ft big, only $475!
No Application Fee, Most Pets OK. For Info
call E.F.N. Properties, (352) 371-3636 or
email Rentals@EFNProperties.com
11-14-08-6-2

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Have your own house and live in G'ville
largest floor plans. All the great amenities.
Pet Friendly 2,3 & 4br units avail.
NO-MOVE-IN FEES FOR A LIMITED TIME
Move-In today 352-373-7959
www.cottagegroveatgainesville.com
11-10-08-3-2

For rent by owner:4/2/2 at Lexington Farm
in Haile Plantation.ready to move in.$1200 a
month.Option to buy is considered.
Please call Helena at 772 285-0708 11-
21-10-2

HISTORIC HOME 4BR/2BA near UF. 1105
NW 14th Ave. Over 2000 sqare feet, central
heat & air. Pets ok. Call today, Fred 352-375-
2900. www.AndreeRealty.com $1200/mo.
12-10-08-22-2

HOME FOR RENT 3BR/2BA, 1 car garage,
screened porch, fenced yard, new carpet
& paint. $995/mo. Call Fred 352-375-2900.
www.AndreeRealty.com 12-10-08-22-2

$500 2 BD Apartments
Historical Downtown, W/D hookups,
porches, Bike to UF 10-15 mins. Great
Sizel Cutel Must Seel $99 Deposit special
rentalworkshop.com 505-9264, 870-0904
11-17-08-7-2


2BR/1BA HOUSE
Close to UF. Available now. Wood floor, cent
H/AC, Great area! W/D hook-up. $700/mo +
sec dep. Call 352-318-8822 11-10-08-3-2

4 bdrm/2bath house in the Northwood
Subdivision. $450 per room or $1350/month.
1 month rent as security deposit. Call 870-
2516. 11-12-3-2

2 bed/2 bath in Brandywine 2811SW
ARCHER Rd,water and sewer included in
rent. tile/wood.1st floor close to Bus Stop and
Swimm/pool Pet/OK. 6,9,12 months lease
cell 3525624091 nex to UF 11-21-10-2

2BR/1BA & 3BR/1BA HOUSES FOR RENT
SE side. Fenced yards, W/D hook-ups. Call
for info 224-5693. Section 8 available. 11-
14-5-2

RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT PRICE, RIGHT NOW
Steps from VA, Shands, Vet School & UF.
1 & 2 Bedrooms from $625. Grad student &
VA/Shands discounts Renovated units avail
Union Properties@Summit House 376-9668
12-10-08-21-2

2BR 1BAApts $600/Mo
5 BIks to UF, Central H &Air
Laundry Fac. Carpet, Pets Allowed.
Short Term lease Avail.
829 SW 5th Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 11-21-9-2

Spacious 1 & 2 & 3 bedrooms.starting at
$525. $625 & $795. Different floor plans
some with enclosed patios or balconies.
Italian Tile, bedrooms carpeted, D/W, W/D
hookups, verticals Central Heat & air. Lots
of storage space. Near bus route .332-7700
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sublease at $600/mo, Fully-furnished and
includes water. Available NOW until July.
Email: swatts@ufl.edu
11-12-20-3

oxford manor 2/2 sublet. 1 month
free w/ lease. gated entry, w/d
in unit, free cable and tanning,
large gym, 2 pools, sauna $906mo
lease exp. 7/30/09 #863-381-7182 12-10-
30-3

Arbor Lofts Sublease. Available Jan 09- July
09. 1 BR/1Bath loft style apartment at $789/
month. Very close to campus at NW 3rd
Place. contact'Kristine schiavonek@ufl.edu
or 386-214-9910
11-12-08-7-3

Sublease 1BR apt @ College Manor. Walk
to UF in seconds. 1BR/1BA, pets allowed,
smokers allowed. Contact maryana@ufl.edu
(Normally $600/mo, but subleased at $500/
mo + utils) 440-864-0982 11-10-5-3

460+share of utilities: Master bedroom with
private entrance in 4/2 house from January
to August, with option to renew. 1 mile from
UF Campus, large backyard and bicycle or
storage room, clean and quiet roommates.
Furniture available if interested. Call Phil at
770-833-0814 11-19-10-3

ARBOR LOFTS. Available NOW thru July
'09. lbr/lbath & large kitchen and living
room. Only 3 blocks from UF by the football
stadium!! No deposit. $739/month. Call, text,
or email: (239)249-0216 or eweyl@ufl.edu
11-17-08-7-3

Windsor Hall Luxury Dorm, walk to class
Furnished, kitchen, utilities,internet. First
floor, quiet and easy access front and
side entrance. Window overlooks nature
area. 1/2 large double, male. Available
December'08. $489/month. 904 923-7431 or
sunbay@comcast.net. 11-13-08-5-3

1 BR / 1 BA apartment sublease from
January to August. Fully furnished
apt. @ The Estates includes internet,
cable & alarm at almost 600 sq. ft.
Contact (813) 679-4946. 12-10-08-22-3

660/month ALL utilities included
1 beautiful bedroom in the BRAND NEW
woodlands apartments
Large closet and bathroom in bedroom
1 GREAT roommate named Marlena
Available in January -August
Bus to UF or Santa Fe Campus
Great Location
Call Lindsey (386) 569-3448 11-10-1-3

Spring Sublease. Price reduced: $295 and
1/3 of utilities, one bedroom and one bath
in three bedroom/three bath town home.
Amenities include: washer/dryer, back porch,
community pool, gym, and hot tub, great
roomates. Call 954-288-5889 for more infor-
mation 11-17-08-6-3

Close. to UF! Museum Walk sublease 1/1
in 3/3 January to July. $499/mo + utilities.
Pets allowed. Pool. Tanning. Gym. Contact
a3310@ufl.edu. 11-17-08-5-3

$635/mo. 2 Bedroom 2.5 Bath townhouse
with W/D, D/W, full kitchen, private balconies,
large closets. 5 min walk to campus. Pets with
deposit. Available now. Call 904.484.4156 or
email cavguns@ufl.edu 11-24-08-10-3

Nov Rent Free! $475 util, cable, & internet
incl. Unfurn 10'x12' room for rent in furn 3/2
at Campus Edge Condos on Archer & SW
23 Dr right on campus! Dishwasher, laundry
room, pool, & gym. Avail now thru July '09.
954-554-6059 or aldraper@bellsouth.net
11-17-08-5-3


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::2 Blocks To UF :: -
Room in 4br condo incl utils, internet,
cable TV, pool. Very Nice $425 283-8777
www.Gainesville-Rooms-4-Rent.com 1-6-
08-614

Near everything! Drink/dine downtown! Walk
to campus! Room in a Spacious remodeled
2 level modern house.$550/AII inclusive. Yes
everything.email wjregan00@yahoo.com for
pics/more info. 11-21-14-4

Female needed for a 1/1 in a 2/2 at Cabana
Beach apts, runs to Jul 31 $525/mo. NO
SEC DEP. Includes furn, elec, hgh spd intnet,
was/dryer, cable. Must have Guarantor. Call
352-281-2055. 11-21-08-15-4

Female roommate needed in condo
1 mile from UF, $450/MO includes
cable, internet, utilities, pool
+ more, renovated, furnished
and on bus route, 352 262-2871 11-14-
08-10-4

Roommate wanted in nice 4BR/3BA house
on 16th Ave between SFC & UF On bus rte.
DW, W/D, new stove & AC unit. Cox cable &
network internet. No cats or dogs. $375/mo.
All utils incl. 328-4995 11-17-10-4

Roommate needed for Spring, 2/1 Piccadilly
on SW 34th near Sweetbay. $408/MO.
Contact Travis 386.717.3419. 11-19-10-4

Roommate needed for 3/2 house with
big backyard. Must love animals. $400
monthly & split utilities (internet, cable, &
electricity) 6-9mth lease. (407) 488-7299
Tigercassi@gmail.com 11-14-08-5-4

MUST SEE 1Bd/1Ba in nice 2/2.5 condo
1.5 mi from UF. W/D, internet, newer appis,
pool, open parking, condo fully furnished.
$550/mo + 1/2 utils. call Chris 5614459034
12-10-08-21-4

Female roommate wanted for a 1/1 in a 2/2
condo at Magnolia Place. $550/mo. includes
util, cable, internet, DW, W/D & pool. No req
lease length. 352-538-0437 11-14-5-4

8 blocks to campus. N/S M/F grad student/
professional for Ig rm/ba in home of PhD
student. $575/mo incls all utils, WiFi. 727-
433-0229 11-17-08-6-4


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home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
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Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
12-10-74-5

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-
74-5


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 352-281-3551
12-10-16-5

CONDOS AT UF
www.CONDOSatUF.com
Matt & Tiffany Thomas, Bosshardt Realty
(352) 494-0194 or (352) 316-5556 2-17-
60-5

Psychotherapy office available
All day Mons & Fris. All evenings & week-
ends. $175/mo. Contact Arlene Bargad,
LCSW 352-371-4797 11-21-08-10-5


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BED QUEEN $110 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box:'lame
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-
377-9846 -12-10-08-74-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-7490
12-10-08-74-6

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
deliver. 12-10-08-74-6

CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop'
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516

Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
12-10-74-6

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 12-10-08-74-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
12-10-08-74-6

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 12-
10-74-6

FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899

DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new inrbox.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-10-08-74-6


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"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.
12-10-74-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846. 12-10-74-6

Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic-with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
12-10-74-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-10-08-
74-6

FUTOdi $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
12-10-74-6

HOT TUB/SPA $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-10-74-6

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
12-10-08-74-6

* 38" JVC TV $250
* Futon $200
* Able & Chairs $150
04 Drawer File Cabinets $50/ea
352-3,9-4010 11-10-08-5-6





CASH PAID FOR LAPTOPS
PDA's Modems Cameras
Any condition 336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz
12-10-08-74-7






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12-10-74-7

Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount
w/lD. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041.
www.GatorlandComputers.com 12-10-74-7

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
12-10-08-72-7



Bicycles

In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds

NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town *
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
12-10-74-9


PARKING:
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-10-08-74-10

UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENTAUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
to: http://www.surplus.ufl.edu/online/
12-10-08-99-10

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
12-10-74-10


Motorcycles, Mopeds
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RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
12-10-08-74-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW14thAve, Ste D, 336-1271
www.NS4L.com
12-10-08-74-11

***GatorMoto***
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-
08-74-11

SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service ratesI
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail $19.99 oil changes!! 336-1271
12-10-08-74-11

***www.BuyMyScooter.com***
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 12-10-08-74-11

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

SWAMP CYCLES
New location Closest to campus.
Scooters-Service-Pickup-Parts-Acces more!
633 NW 13th Street
www.swampcycles.com
12-10-74-11

***SOLANO CYCLE***
Scooters from $899. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Genuine,
Schwinn, others. 2 yr warrantees.
1024 S Main St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
12-10-08-74-11


Autos

FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
ORunning or notlO
NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 12-10-08-74-12

CARS CARS BuyOSellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
12-10-74-12

OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
www.selectmotorcar.us
12-10-08-74-12

$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
4-22-72-12


JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
*00 FREE FREE *'FREE* FREE***
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 12-10-08-74-12


CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas F Chevys Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
12-10-74-12


*FAST CASH PAID*
For any cars or trucks. Running or not. Clean
or wrecked. Segovia 352-284-8619 12-10-
74-12


*****ATTENTION*****
*****SUN CITYAUTO SalesO***
WHY PAY MORE? YOU COULD PAY LESS!
300+ vehicles @ wholesale prices 338-1999
12-10-08-74-12

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
12-2-60-12

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
11-17-08-45-12

Save up to 40% on auto insurance without
changing your insurance company or agent
with our Collision Deductible Reserve Plan.
www.thecdrp.com
11-12-20-12


EZ Auto Loans Bad credit OK
You Work You Drive!
$500 down. Call Tom Cash 352-949-9098
11-17-10-12

VW Cabrio 2002 Peppy little blue convert-
ible. Leather. Very good condition. 69,000 +-
miles. About 25 mpg. Blue book $8K asking
$6500. See it in G'ville or High Springs. Call
561-870-3396. 11-17-08-5-12


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LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 12-
10-74-13


UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 12-10-
08-74-13

BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 11-24-08-74-13

The American Cancer Society
Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED
to transport cancer patients to treatment.
Flexible schedule.
Training and liability insurance provided.
Please call
352-376-6866 ext. 5079 if interested.



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The Independent Florida Alligator has a
position in the Business Office for a part-
time accounts receivable clerk. Applicants
must be able to work 25-30 hrs per week.
Duties include billing, cash receipts post-
ing, customer service and various reports.
QuickBooks and Excel spreadsheets experi-
ence preferred.

Please send resume, along with a cover let-
ter, to: Business Office, The Independent
Florida Alligator, PO Box 14257, Gainesville,
FL 32604-2257. Email: rmalloy@
alligator.org AND tcarey@alligator.org or Fax
352-376-4556. No phone calls please.
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LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving
record, drug-free, personal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 12-10-
74-14

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-
74-14

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-
10-74-14

EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
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Best part-time job you'll ever have.
NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
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DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St.
352-378-9204
1-6-08-74-14

PARK PLACE CAR WASH
Now Hiring FT & PT positions available.
Great environment, flexible hours. Apply in
person 7404 NW4th Blvd-Across from Home
Depot 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!
1-6-74-14

$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$
For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
niture. No appt.necessary! Sandy's Savvy
Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St.
372-1226 1-6-08-74-14

Now you can easily
submit your classified ad
for print andlor web editions
right thru our website!
Just go to
www.alligator.org/classifieds
Visa and Mastercard accepted.

BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 1-6-08-74-14

CNA TRAINING CLASS: $250! 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

www.gatorsneedjobs.com
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on surveys.
1-6-75-14

DOMINO'S PIZZA
Now hiring future managers. 8 locations
serving Gainesville 352-283-0077 12-10-
08-74-14


DOMINO'S
Now hiring Delivery Drivers $12-$16/hr. 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.
12-10-08-74-14
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 hr@trimarkproperties.com
12-10-70-14

SPEAK ACRONYMS? PHP, MySQL, CSS,
HTML, Javascript, andAJAX. Web developer
wanted for Gainesville start-up web company
that's going to change the college world. Visit
www.semprove.com. 11-17-08-31-14

CLEANING JOBS
All around cleaning & laundy FT/PT. Sun -
Fri, 12pm-7pm $7/hr. Call 256-3323 for more
info and interview. 12-10-08-38-14


SALES PERSON NEEDED.
Call 352-372-5444 11-17-20-14

Earn $1000-$3200 a month
to drive new cars with ads.
www.AdCarCity.com 12-8-30-14

LPNs, CNAs, PCAs
NEEDED IMMEDIATELY.
Great pay. Apply today and start tomorrow!
Call 352-284-2336 or fax 352-373-2254 11-
14-10-14

Looking for a smoking' opportunity? Sonny's
Bar-B-Q is hiring for cooks and servers at
2700 N. Waldo Road. If interested, e-mail re-
sume to asanders@sonnysbbq.com or apply
in person between 2-4. 11-10-08-5-14


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MODELS NEEDED NOWI
M/F models for YouTube and local
print work. You get a free CD of
all images after pro test photoshoot.
ufstars@bellsouth.net email us now! 11-
12-5-14


CNA Wanted
Part time and per diem positions available.
Call 352-333-1900 Pediatric Health Choice
11-17-08-5-14

Now hiring experienced staff for fast
paced restaurant. Management experi-
ence preferred. Great pay!! Hours must
be open for availability. Email resume to
adamsribco@gmail.com 11-13-5-14


15 PEOPLE WANTED to lose
up to 30 Ibs in 30 Days! $30
100% Guaranteed! Dr. Recommended!
www.r-dbetterhealth.com
352 372-3407 11-17-5-14

Spring Programming Internship!
352 Media Group is seeking talented stu-
dents with experience in Web programming
and development.
Interested? Email lnternship@352media.com
for details! 11-26-08-14-14


Spring Design Internship!
352 Media Group is seeking young artists
with experience in
Fireworks or Photoshop to learn from
our Web design team. Interested? Email
Internship@352media.com for details! 11-
26-08-14-14


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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2008


ALLIGATOR
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UF FOOTBALL

Tebow continues to find stride as season progresses

By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Staff Writer
edrexler@alligator.org

NASHVILLE, Term. The Gators had such a dominat-
ing night on offense that coach Urban Meyer decided to take
quarterback Tim Tebow out of the game before the third quar- ..... ....-.
ter was complete.
Backup quarterback John Brantley finished off No. 3 UF's
42-1@ victory Saturday night, but Tebow had a productive
evening before being replaced.
Tebow had not been replaced that early since UF's season-
opening contest against Hawaii.
"Tim Tebow played tremendous in the first half," Meyer
said. B0
The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner passed for three touch-
downs and ran for two more in the first half, including a-
career-long touchdown run of 26 yards on the Gators' third
drive.
"Tim Tebow played tremendous in the first half." i
Urban Meyer
UF football coach"


When he came out of the game, Tebow had 171 yards
through the air on 12-of-17 passing and 88 yards on the
ground on just 11 carries.
"We came out, and we knew some of those option plays
(I would) probably get some keeps," Tebow said. "I got 'em,
and I tried to make the most of 'em."
His hard-nosed running caught his coach's eye.
"He was very aggressive tonight," Meyer said. "A couple
of them he just dropped his pads and went. Those weren't
designed runs."
He also had a great pocket presence against the
SEE TEBOW, PAGE 15


Anarew sranliu / Aiigator xarir
UF quarterback Tim Tebow rushes for a touchdown in the first quarter of the Gators' 42-14 win against Vanderbilt on
Saturday in Nashville, Tenn.


Simply put, UF is best in country


NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Faster than a speeding bullet.
That's how fast the Gators are
storming to Atlanta.
Colder than a 38-degree night in
Nashville. That's how cold and cutthroat
the Gators have been in their past five
wins.
Stuck between a rock and a hard
place. That's where opponents have
found themselves when they face the
Gators' rare combination of speed and
toughness.
No, Vanderbilt didn't stand a chance
in Saturday night's 42-14 loss. They
rolled out of bed, put on their uniforms
and stormed the field only to realize they
were playing a road game in their own
stadium.
Maybe it was the knowledge that their


Commodores
didn't stand
a chance. Or
maybe it was
the knowledge
-that Kevin
Karl Hyppolite Costner and
Hy-Lite Reels Modem West
khyppolite@alligator.org were in town
for one night
only. Whatever
the cause, Saturday night's game was a
road game for UF in name only.
UF doesn't play road games anymore.
Each game seems to be a traveling show
that's a cross between a pep rally and a
party as the Gators make their way to the
raves that will take place later in Atlanta
and Miami.
SEE KARL, PAGE 15


Dunlap blocks two punts


By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
bsteele@alligator.org

NASHVILLE, Term. It was a block
party again.
No. 3 UF found more ways to
block punts in Saturday's 42-14 rout
of Vanderbilt, getting their hands
on two of Brett Upson's kicks.
It was UF's fifth and sixth blocked punts of
the season.
"(Coach Urban Meyer) knew everything
they were going to do," said defensive end
Carlos Dunlap, who had the two blocks.
"And he had us prepare for everything
they were going to do."
After watching the Commodores do a
similar punt formation against them last
year, it wasn't surprising from the Gators'
point of view.
"We had a good feeling they'd do the
rugby kick," Meyer said. "It's all person-
nel. It's the best (punt block) group I've
ever had."


VANDY GETS PENALIZED: In a game that
finished with 16 penalties for 150 yards, the
Commodores were the ones that were hurt
the most. They were penalized nine times
for 80 yards.
"It was too hard to make first downs
after that deficit,"
Vanderbilt coach
Bobby Johnson said.
"We were digging
ourselves even deeper
with those penalties."
Johnson credited sev-
nlap eral of the penalties to
Dunlap his younger players.
"Wejusthadcrazypenaltieshurtingour-
selves," quarterback Chris Nickson said.
INJURY UPDATES: Linebacker A.J. Jones
limped off the field on Saturday, but
Meyer said Jones is "fine." The status of
guard Carl Johnson is still up in the air.
"Carl might have a little meniscus,"
Meyer said.


1. Alabama
2. Texas Tech
3. Texas
4. UF
5. Oklahoma
6. Southern Cal


10-0
io-o
9-1
8-1
9-1
8-1


EThe UFvolleyball team downed
Auburn to keep its conference lead.
For that breakdown, as well as stories
on the swimming and tennis teams,
check out the Web site.


Today's question: Who is Tim Tebow's biggest competition for
the Heisman Trophy?

Friday's question: What will be the result of the UF-Vanderbilt
game? (see right for results)


Percent (Votes)
UF ? 24 62% (73)
UF < 24 33%(39)
Vandy win 5% (6)
118 TOTAL VOTES






MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, 15

UF DEFENSE

Black helps lead turnaround for Gators secondary


By MIKE McCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
mmccall@alligator.org

NASHVILLE, Tenn. No. 3 UF
furthered its impressive run with
Saturday night's 42-14 win against
Vanderbilt, giving it 38 points or
more in the last five contests.
But the Gators' high-scoring
ways shouldn't come as a surprise.
The big plays from Tim Tebow
& Co. were always there, but solid
defense is UF's new trick.
Ever since allowing 31 points
to Mississippi in a September loss,
the Gators (8-1, 6-1 Southeastern
Conference) have held their oppo-
nents to an average of 11.4 points per
game, a resurgence best exemplified
by the secondary and, more specifi-
cally, strong safety Ahmad Black.
In a year, Black has gone from
coach Urban Meyer's "recruiting
mistake" list to the forefront of the
Gators' success as the team's unlike-
ly leader for momentum-shifters.
Black tallied his team-high fifth
interception of the season against
Vanderbilt when he made a diving
catch off a deflected pass to set up
the Gators' third touchdown of the
first quarter.
Those are the big plays UF is get-
ting used to from the sophomore,
who has returned two picks for
touchdowns this season.
"He's like a cat. If you throw him,
he's always going to land in football


position," Meyer said. "Our guys
make fun of him for it, but it's true.
He's always in football position,
and that's why he's such an excel-
lent tackler. He's too small and too
slow, but he's a very heady player,
and he's always in the right position.
That's how he gets away with it."
The rest of the defense is follow-
ing Black's example, as the Gators
have 14 interceptions, already more
than the 11 last year's squad tallied
all season.
And the secondary isn't just
turning errant passes into turnovers.
It's limiting big plays, making solid
tackles and even supporting the run
defense.
Black, free safety Major Wright
and cornerback Joe Haden are all
among the team's leaders in tackles,
and Wright and Haden had six each
against the Commodores, while the
unit held Vanderbilt to just 114 pass-
ing yards.
Just as those three and freshman
corer Janoris Jenkins were hitting
their strides, another playmaker
emerged, albeit a little later than
expected.
Freshman Will Hill, thought by
many to be a potential starter after
Dorian Munroe went down with
an ACL tear in the preseason, has
turned in his best performances
recently after becoming a special
teams star earlier in the year.
Hill led the Gators in tackles
against Kentucky (11), managed


five against Georgia last week and
added five more Saturday, and he
played a key role in Black's early in-
terception. Hill blitzed and plowed
through Vanderbilt quarterback



L,y


Mackenzi Adams just as he let the
ball go, pressuring him into throw-
ing toward a covered receiver.
Although Hill hasn't broken into
the starting lineup at safety, Meyer


is finding ways to keep him on the
field by playing him at nickel back.
"He played great, and he's going
to be a great player if he keeps work-
ing at it," Meyer said.


UF strong safety Ahmad Black helps wrap up Vanderbilt running back Jeff Jennings during the Gators'
42-14 win against the Commodores on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn.


QB back in Heisman hunt after string of multi-touchdown games


TEBOW, from page 14

Commodores.
On one touchdown, a 41-yard
strike to wideout David Nelson
with eight seconds left. in the first
half, Tebow stayed planted in the
pocket so long, Vanderbilt's second-
ary started running back to the line


of scrimmage. Instead, Nelson was
wide open in the end zone for the
score.
Putting up numbers like he did
has him in the thick of Heisman talk
for the second straight year.
Still, Tebow's chances were hin-
dered by stout performances from
other Heisman front-runners.
Texas Tech quarterback
Graham Harrell had six touch-


downs and 456 passing yards
in the undefeated Red Raiders'
victory against Oklahoma State.
Texas gunslinger
SColt McCoy racked
up 300 yards and
five touchdowns
Football in the Longhorns'
beatdown of Baylor.
Oklahoma signal-
caller Sam Bradford tossed four


touchdowns and tallied 320 yards
.in his team's 66-28 victory at Texas
A&M.
Always humble, Tebow deflect-
ed any talk of him competing for the
Heisman.
"It's really cool, and I'd love it,
but it's not a focus at all," Tebow
said. "It's not even something I
worry about or think about."
Heisman talk would not be


KARL, from page 14

And you know no one parties like
the folks in Atlanta and Miami.
After the past five games, which
have looked more like matchups be-
tween the Harlem Globetrotters and
the Washington Generals, I'm ready
to say the Gators are the best team in
the country.
No team can match UF's combi-
nation of flash (Percy Harvin, Chris
Rainey and Jeff Demps), toughness
(Brandon Spikes) and swagger (the
whole team).
They've made every play of the
game worth watching.
I'm used to ignoring punts, but
you can't with Brandon James return-
ing them for touchdowns or Demps
racing pa t everyone and blocking
the kick.
It's not that the Gators are blowing
teams out. College football teams have
been running up the score for decades.
It's the way it's being done.
UF is outplaying opponents in ev-
ery phase of the game.
What's a team to do if you can't
stop the other guys from scoring, can't


unwarranted. After starting the
season slow, Tebow has hit his
stride in the last few gines.
Tebow had five total touchdowns
against Georgia last weekend and
picked up four the previous week
against Kentucky.
His career high of seven total
touchdowns five rushing and two
passing came last season against
South Carolina in Columbia.


score yourself and can't even get a
punt away to at least make the Gators
break a sweat on their way to the end
zone?
The answer is not much. I'm at the
point where I think only Texas Tech
and Texas can possibly take down UF.
Their offenses have the speed to
match the Gators' defensive athleti-
cism, and they're talented enough de-
fensively to keep the Gators from scor-
ing every time they have the ball.
Thankfully, Penn State got out of
everyone's way and lost to Iowa so we
could have a proper national champi-
onship game rather than the type of
one-sided thrashing we've seen the
past two seasons.
And as Urban Meyer stood with his
arm around his wife, Shelley, with his
players reveling in the fact that they
had taken over Nashville, he smiled as
the band played the fight song.
It was a smile filled with con-
fidence. A confidence of what has
come (a berth in the Southeastern
Conference championship game) and
what could be (a second national
championship in three years).
January 8, 2009.
That's the day all of that ceuld
come true.


0 0' B. Spikes, 12 Percy Harvin, 6 A. Hemandez, 2 J. Jenkins, 1 J. Haden, 1
0 0 0 Tim Tebow, 9 Jeff Demps, 6 Carlos Dunlp, 2 Louis Murphy, 1 Will Hill, 1
B. James. 8 Ahmad Black, 3 Chris Rainey, 1 J. Cunningham, I
f Tebow followed up his five-touchdown effort last weekend against Georgia with another
five scores on Vanderbilt His biggest improvement from last week was his running game.
where he finally showed signs of the flashy runner we saw last year. Last season, he scored
seven touchdowns against South Carolina. and that might not be out of reach again this
year.
ItJI xiwTil/GlhLji 12-17 passing, 171 yds. 3 TDs. 11 rushes, 88 yds, 2 TDs

S It turns out the Gators were able to block a punt for a change. Though they've been really
slacking in that department of late extremee sarcasm), Dunlap and his 88-inch wingspan
came through with two blocks against the Commodores. Both blocks came on rugpy-style
punts, and punlap said it is really easy to block those kicks when you're 6-foot-6 like he is.

rnI I E Tyi a,, 2 blocked punts. 1 tackle.

S Hill has really come on in the last few games, and his five tackles Saturday night were good
for fifth on the team. His biggest play did not show up on the stat sheet: a bone-jarring nit
against Vanderbilt quarterback Mackenzi Adams that forced an interception to UF strong
safety Ahmad Black. The crowd in Nashville clearly moaned, feeling Adams' pain. It's a pain
Hill should be causing for years to come.
CIlTm--/ fl,[. 5 tackles, 0.5 TFL
Vicky Cabrera and Evan Drexler / Alligator Staff




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