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screens, he said.
"After 'The Dark Knight'
opened up the way it did, my wife
sat me down and asked me, 'What
do you want to be when you grow
up?'"
"There's nothing special
about me or what I did."
Michael Uslan
executive producer of 'Batman'
movie series
Whnen rrth movle became Gte
second highest grossing film of
all time, Uslan decided to take his
success story on the road.
"There's nothing special about
me or what I did," he said in a
Monday phone interview.
"I didn't come from money,
and I couldn't buy my way into
SEE BATMAN, PAGE 9


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WEDNESDAY, NOVEIVBER 19, 2008


VOLUME 102 ISSUE 61


than estimated, and it's only expected to
worsen.
In addition to a general economic slump,
Reid said he blamed much of the problem on
state legislation, such as House Bill 1B and
Amendment 1, which affected the property
taxes that fund local governments.
Now, it could take 20 years to pay off
bonds that were expected to be paid off mn
six, he said.
"We do not believe any of the projects can
be implemented now," Reid said.
SEE PROJECTS, PAGE 8


cial meeting Tuesday of the Alachua County
Board of County Commissioners.
The board voted unanimously to draft
a resolution cutting back-on projects' that
would have been funded with bonds and
paid off later with money from property and
sales taxes,
If passed, the county would scale back im-
provements for the Animal Services building
and Jonesville Park and postpone plans for a
new government building.
County Manager Randy Reid explained
the county's situation in a seven-page memo-


randum issued last week.
After a sales tax to pay for improvement ~
Projects was shot down
at the polls in 2004, the
board authorized a plan to
finance up to $80 million
ini projects through bonds.
Steadily increasing rev-
enue from property taxes
would allow the county to
Reid pay them off.
But tax revenue in the
'2008 fiscal year was nearly $10 million less


PROJECTS WOULD HAVE BEEN
FUNDED BY PROPERTY TAXES,

ByKIATIE GALLAGHER
Alligator Staff Writer
kgallagher@alligator.org

A failing housing market an~d reduced tax
revenue may force Alachua County to elimi-
nate or scale back some projects planned for
the coming years.
"I really don't think we have a choice,"
said Commissioner Lee Pinkoson at a spe-


Jarn .nsu /Hllarnum Jman
Michael Uslan, originator and executive producer of the Batman movies, speaks about his experiences
and how he got to where he is today in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom Tuesday night.


buSacks said he hps UP will redo the ae
Tickeimaster said Monday night that nothing
could be done to help students who did not
file an order.
,'To be screwed over by this stupid glitch,
I mean, just makes me furious," he said. "It's
like a slap in the face, especially to outgoing
seniors."
THOMAS STEWVART AND KYLE MAISTRI


Ticketmaster and UF Athletics Director
Jeremy Foley issued an apology Tuesday for
kinks in online ticket sales that prevented
many UF students from buying tickets to
the Southeastern Conference Championship
Game on Dec. 6.
Some students trying to buy tickets Monday
were unable to list the U.S. as their country of
residence. Others were able to secure ~tickets


by listing their residence as belonging to an-
other country. Ticketmaster called the mix-up
an "event programming error."
Foley said in an e-mailed statement from
Ticketmaster that UF would "work closely"
with the Web site to avoid a similar debacle.
"We are so proud of the incredible support
our students provide to this athletic program,
and in this instance, we failed you," Foley


said.
John Sacks, a UF political sci-
ence senior, created a Facebook
group called "PROTEST
SSEC TICKET ORDERING
Football SYSTEM!" on Monday night
after he was unable to buy
a ticket. The group had 100 members as of
Tuesday night.


aUF wide receiver
Deonte Thompson
has started to find
his~niche in the
Gators' passing
game. He had a
team-leading 66
yards in Saturday's
win against south
carolina.
See Story, Page 17.


8 On Nov. 8, UF
student Cher Hubsher
was featured on MTV's
reality show "Exiled,"
in which alumni of
"My Super Sweet 16"
are sent to live in less
priviledged conditions.
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'Batman' producer


speaks to students


By DAVID CUMMING
Alligator Writer

When he was 3 years old,
Michael Uslan read "Casper" com-
ics in New Jersey barbershops.
Uslan, 57, the originator and
executive producer of the Batman
movie franchise, said he still feels
like a kid.
"I get to report to a sandbox
every Monday morning and play
with my favorite toys," Uslah
said.
He spoke to a crowd of more
than 250 on Tuesday evening in
the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.
The event was sponsored by
Accent, which paid $12,500 for
him to speak, according to Student
Government Finance records.
Uslan fought for years to bring
a dark, definitive Batman to movie


Athletics director, Tick~etmaster apologize for ticket issues


Ticket master calls mix-up 'event program mming error'


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News Today


Resuhs bawrd on a Hiarrir Poll conducted ntiuonalde ha
te~lephuon durnog Oct. 16 lb amonKp 2.012 adolr.

Vicky Cabrera / Alligator Staff


WHAT'S HAPPENING
Off-Campus Housing Fair
Today, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Reitz Union Colonnade
The Housing Affairs Cabinet of
Student Government is hosting
its annual Fall Off-Campus
Housing Fair.

RUB Entertainment Presents:
"The Dark Knight"
Today and Thursday
8 p.m. and 10:45 p.m.
Reitz Union Auditorium

Study Abroad Mimi-Fair
Today, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hub International Center
The fair will feature UF Study
Abroad programs and oppor-
tunities. Open to the publiC

"Back in the Day"~ play auditionS
Thursday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Reitz Union, Room 355
Black History Month
Committee will be having the
"Back in the Day" play audi-
tions. To audition, simply have
a prepared monologue of about
three to five minutes and an
application on han~d. To get
an application, visit the Black
Student Union office or e-mail
Bhmbackintheday~gmail.com.
Those interested should sign
uP at the BSU office, Room 323,
to pick an audition time.

Kaleidoscope Month's Closing
Ceremony
Thursday, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Harn Museum classrooms
Come join in closing
Kaleidoscope Month, or Asian
American Awareness Month,
with speakers, a slide show to
recap, free food and more. All
are welcome. Dress is business
casual. Please enter through
the main entrance of the Harn
Museum.

H.O.T. Party
Thursday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Broward Basement


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The Orange and Blue Party also submit-
ted a nine-page minority report that stated
Sunday's Judiciary meeting was a violation
of Senate's rules because 24-hour notice
was not given to the public.
While some senators argued that the
meeting was only announced four hours in
advance, others said an announcement at
the weekly Senate meeting was sufficient.


By LAUREN BAKER
Alligator Writer
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Student Senate ended without voting on
legislation that would limit the power of
the minority party early Wednesday morn-
ing after a five-hour meeting.
The Senate chambers were packed by
senators and students, some of whom sat
in the aisles.
Many came to speak against legislation,
which would require 40 percent approval
from senators present to add nominations
for open committee and senate seats, in ad-
dition to those made by the Replacement
and Agenda Committee.
Moreover, some spoke against the leg-
islation that would strip senators of their
ability to call a special meeting, such as the
one called to, pass a resolution in opposition
to Amendment 2 on Oct. 30.
Power to call a special meeting would
have been placed in the hands of only the
Senate president and Student Body presi-
dent.
The Orange and Blue Party, which holds
the minority of seats in Senate, controls
about 19 percent of the votes available.
Gator Party Sen. Jonathan Fager said
the original rules about Senate procedure
required about 67 percent of the vote to
take action on the floor, and the rules were
changed to 20 percent during the Oct. 14
meeting.
The legislation discussed Tuesday night
is a comprise, requiring about a 40 percent
vote, Fager said.
"The truth is letting the minority dictate
policy is more than undemocratic," he said.
"That is the definition of tyranny."


After relocating to the Reitz Union
Auditorium, students and senators contin-
ued to share their opinions about lessening
minority rights for more than an hour.
Several students from the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences expressed their
disappointment, suspicion and anger at the
proposed measures. Some even did so via
voice recording taken by Orange and Blue
Sen. Melody Goodell.
CLAS is.comprised of about 12,000 un-
dergraduate students and is represented by
four Orange and Blue Party senators and
one independent senator.
Student leaders from Gators for Barack
Obama, Gators for McCain and-the Political
Science Honor Society encouraged senators
to shoot down the legislation.
David Lopez, presi-
oSo ennment dent of the honor society,
said the measures would
be uniform with the mi-
nority procedures of the U.S. Senate, but
they would be unacceptable for Student
Senate because the Orange and Blue Party
has 19 percent of the vote.
Some senators said marginalizing votes
was out of place in a legislative body.
"It's not completely out of place in a
government system, it's just out of place
in democracy," said Orange and Blue Party
Sen. Joe Bennett. "Just use your brains
people, you're in a democracy."
Others said a minority party's sta-
tus should not take precedence over the
majority's a balance determined by the
students.
"It would be a mistake to think these
Rules and Procedures were delivered to us
from on high," said independent Sen., Eric
Wolf, who was on the board that rewrote


the rules to include a 20 percent minority
protection,
Gator Party Sen. Ashton Charles, who
represents District Abut is a CLAS student,
said 20 percent is too little to be a cause of
such actions in Senate and encouraged stu-
dents to communicate directly with their
senators.
"Do not be deceived by theatrics and
rhetoric," Charles said.


Charles Roop / Alligator Staff
Orange and Blue Party Sen. Ben Dictor speaks against legislation that would limit
his party's power during the Student Senate meeting in the Reitz Union on Tuesday.


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STUDENT LIFE

Universities deploy


laundry notifications


be in use," he said.
Sharon Blansett, spokeswoman
for UF's Department of Housing
and Residence Education, wrote
in an e-mail that UF piloted a
program similar to UVA's about
seven years ago.
The system, called
Laundrimate, was available in
Springs and Lakeside residential
complexes and Rawlings and
Jennings halls.
However, she said, students
did not like the program.
"When it's busy, the
online system just isn't
reliable."
Ory Streeter
area coordinator for UVA's
Office of Residence Life


"It promised a bit more that
it actually delivered," Blansett
wrote. The system was unable to
calculate the "human factor" of
laundry, she wrote.
"The machines are not actu-
ally available until others get their
clothes out not just when the
machines are off," she wrote.
Blansett wrote that if students
were interested, UF would look
into reinstating the service again.
Dariarow said she thinks stu-
dents would take advantage of a
system similar to Laundry Alert
because, it would make doing
Laundry more time-efficient.
Doing laundry during off-
peak hours when students are
typically in class or after midnight
- usually eliminates the wait for
machines but is not always conve"
nient, she said.
"Even when clothes are done,
people leave them in a machine,"
she said.


Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff
Pie in the Eye
Jackie Alabata, a UF resident assistant, flinches as Brian DiDea pies her in the face after a pie-
eating contest at Jennings Hall on Tuesday night. Alabata's floor contributed $40 of the $170
raised for St. Francis House in the contest.


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Alligator Contributing Writer

UF freshman Taylor Dariarow
lugged her overflowing laundry
basket down the stairs of Buckman
Hall and across the courtyard to
the Murphree Common Area.
When she arrived at the
laundry room, shared by five
dormitories, she said she was
disappointed to see that all of the
washing machines were full.
Dariarow's plight represents
many campus residents who have
been frustrated by wait times in
campus laundry rooms.
The University of Virginia and
other universities may have found
a solution to this problem with the
Laundry Alert program.
The program, which was
spotlighted Tuesday by National
Public Radio, allows students to
go online and see the number of
open washers and dryers for 20
campus laundry facilities.
The University of California,
Los Angeles; the University of
San Diego; and Trinity University
in San Antonio also provide the
system for students.
UVA students can also request
to be notified via text message
when their laundry is done.
Ory Streeter, area coordinator
of UVA's Office of Residence Life,
said the system has not solved all
of UVA's laundry problems.
"When it's busy, the online sys-
tem just isn't reliable," he said.
Streeter said Laundry Alert
provides accurate reports of avail-
able machines, but the number
can change quickly due to high
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Flings no substitute for relationships


was talking with a friend the other day about how she
moeof my attention to these stories because they
have become almost as important to me as politics.
I have a flawless record of jump-starting then crashing
relationships.
Recently, I have been scrutinizing my private collec-
tion of failures. I have matured enough to admit that, in
retrospect, the broken part of these relationships has often
been me.
As an undergrad at UF, developing and prioritizing
a sex life constantly competed with the harder work of
developing a relationship and prioritizing another hu-
man being.
Years later, something dawned on me when working
with seniors at a bank in Boca Raton. People need some-
one trustworthy and reliable who adds excitement to their
lives, especially after looks, health and mind are gone.
Knowing that these things are ever changing and typi-
cally in decline, I gained a sense of urgency about finding
someone I could share my life with.
I bring fervent Christian belief and an obsession with
politics to the table,~ and I knew that building a lasting
relationship would ,be much more difficult than find-
ing short-term companionship. Old habits and coping
mechanisms always seem to find their way back to the
surface.
Complicating this even further is the culture at UF:
Most students are perfectly happy playing the game of
random encounters and objectifying friends in terms of
their particular benefits. This is made crystal clear to any-
One walking within earshot of the bars at night.
To a lonely guy frustrated with his love life, this quick


and easy, though ultimately un-
satisfying, solution can be very
tempting.
In my case, I can say with cer-
tainty that no amount of external
shuffling will give me what I want
the most. It seems to me that I
should focus on becoming the
right person rather than stumbling


when Maui Teriyaki
wasn't 20 minutes away
from campus, Sloppy Gator
was still alive and the football
team battled for a chance at
the Outback Bowl (ha!), there
was nothing we hated more
about dorm life than doing
laundry.
Sharing a room wasn't that
bad because ou~r roommates
were cool with us. Staying at
Broward Dining to study for
7 hours and three meal
cycles allowed us to ignore
the fact we were eating the
same six-meal rotation each
week, which was wonderful
for us because we still can't
cook. Looking back, we didn't
even mind our one-and-done
bar habits because turning
your stomach inside out by
midnght saves you a hell of
-a lot of money.
Without a doubt, the big-
gest burden freshman year


imposed was doing laundry.
Down the stairs, up the
stairs. We're out of quarters.
Our wet clothes start to smell
like mold before we can locate
the single person on campus
who can change a five. Then,
back down the stairs. Where
are our clothes? Fantastic
- someone stole our favorite
blue shirt. -Damn, now we
have to go shopping. First,
though, back up the stairs.
SLaundry was a royal pain.
Luckily for students at the
University of Virginia, doing
laundry will at least be more
efficient now. Virginia has
installed super-smart wash-
ing machines that send text
messages alerting students to
come pick up their finished
loads. No more aimlessly
traversing the stairs for the
Cavaliers.
Lucky for us, we've got it
all figured out, too. See you in
a week and a half, Mom.


1 .ausw y
Michael Belle
letters@alligator.org


on top of the right person.
I listen carefully to committed couples when -they
share their "success stories" with me. Being a good aca-
demic, I analyze each one and try to replicate the model.
Unfortunately, this has only led me to realize that the ana-
lytical approach is one of my biggest barriers.
Like politics and religion, intimate relationships are
rooted in a little bit of understanding, a lot of faith and a
balance between patience and initiative.
But when is the right time for patience? When is the
right time to take initiative? As evidenced by this col-
umn, I still find myself too often trying to figure it out.
I constantly have to remind myself to stop thinking
so much and simply move forward without fear. I firmly
believe that when I am able to do this, my true form mi-
raculously appears and makes itself available to another
person.
This is all easier said than done. In the meanwhile, I've
been perusing the Gainesville Pet Rescue Web site, pay-
ing special attention to the dogs up for adoption.
It looks like Jethro could use a little love in his life
also.
Michael Belle is a political science graduate student. His
column appears on Wednesdays.


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


TOday's question: Have you ever
had your clothes stolen from the
laundry room?


Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org


Opin ions


No Tag-Backs

Economy ruining

County's fun
Right now, the economy is the 10-year-old jerk who lived
across the street that ruined every neighborhood game
because of his bad attitude-
When all our pals would meet up at the public pool to play
Marco Polo or Jailbreak, the economy was the kid who decided
running across the pool deck to safety was a fair tactic logic
that is erroneous on all counts.
Last time we checked, the Fish Outta Water rule is the law.
Way to ruin a perfectly nice day at the pool, kid.
We couldn't stand that kid back then. As we've gotten older
and somewhat wiser, we've watched kid-sized annoyances
evolve into superhuman life-wreckers: Enter the current state
of the economy.
The County Commission's plans to make some additions
around town have been thwarted by a monumental jerk in the
form of a failing housing market and shrunken tax revenue.
Tax revenue in the fiscal year for 2008 was $10 million less
than expected, and in response, the Commission unanimously
voted to draft a resolution to cut back bond-funded projects.
Now, don't go blaming the Commission for setting up proj-
ects dependent on bonds. In 2004, when many of these projects
were conceived, tax revenue was steadily increasing, so pay-
back in the form of property and sales taxes was expected.
Then, the little jerk you couldn't stand when you were
yone r r-thdbhisul he t sa "N ta-akckss' th ult
pay off will probably take closer to 20 years now.
Sorry, potential Public Defender's and Supervisor of
Elections offices, looks like you're getting pushed to the back
burner in favor of necessary tightwad resolutions.
The low gas prices may have us breathing easy right now,
but we all need to be wary of the still-ailing economy.



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www.alligator.org/opinion


Tuesday's question: Did you get 64% YES
burned by Ticketmaster?
36% NO











Column misconstrues Bible's message
Wes Hunt's column, "Bible archaic, full
of contradictions," is ludicrous. Every con-
tradiction he quoted was either taken out of
context or completely ignorant.
First, in Genesis 19:4-10, the Sodomites
attack Lot's house with plans to rape Zot's
guests.
Instead, he offers his daughters as sacri-
fice to protect his guests from rape. In the
end, the Sodomites' wickedness is demon-
strated; they would rather rape ~men~ than
have consenting virgin women.
Second, the Bible does .not encourage
slavery.
The bible preaches that slave own-
ers should treat their slaves with respect.
Additionally, the Bible states in Acts 2:
16-18 there will be no distinction between
servants and masters when the Holy Spirit
is poured out (which truly contradicted
cultural norms).
Third, there is no evidence that Matthew
and Luke differ by 10 years on account of
when Jesus was born; this is just Inrternet
pseudo-scholarship.
I do acknowledge there are minor lin-
guistic flaws in the translation of the Bible,
but the meaning is flawless. The sovereign
God created humans. We sinned, which
separates us from God. God loved us so
much that he would send his son to die for
us so that whoever believes in Him would
live in covenant relationship with him for-
ever.
I encourage Wes to keep writing articles
that "contradict" the Bible. Maybe someday
he will begin to understand the other 99.9
percent of the Word.
Daniel Simpson
4EG


Insulting Republicans won't change vote
As someone who worked against
Amendment 2 and felt hurt by the results,
I appreciate the general sentiment behind
Todd Portnowitz's guest column, but I take
serious issue with the implication that all of
Sen. John McCain's supporters are unrea-
sonable or immature voters.
When I spoke about Amendment 2, it
made me smile whenever people would be-
gin a sentence with "I'm a proud conserva-
tive Republican" and end it with "but I'm
voting 'no' on Amendment 2."
Some of them were doing so out of a
libertarian, "get big government out of
my personal life" mentality, but most said
they thought the amendment was mean-
spirited. They didn't want to be a part of
a gratuitous voter dog-pile on a group of
people who are already picked on.
At its heart, Amendment 2was an apolit-
ical issue, a question of empathy and com-
passion. It passed because Yes2Marriage's
remarkably effective job of stoking people's
fears and shamelessly lying about the
amendment's implications. It's dishearten-
ing to think it worked, but I'm grateful to
everyone of all political stripes who
stood ixp against it. -
I know exit polls showed lopsided
support for Amendment 2 among self-
identified Republicans; according to the
Department of State, about 62 percent
voted "yes." The estimated 38 percent who
didn't have my thanks.
Dismissing Republicans as unreason-
able or immature isn't helpful when the
cause of gay advocacy needs all the voices
of support it can get. -
Joe Dellosa
3JM, President of Human Decency Now


Ticketing system an improvement
The Southeastern Conference champi-
onship game ticketing system is the best
system the University Athletic Association
has had yet.
The telephone system was a nightmare.
Everyone who had a landline phone got in
faster. GatorZone's version of Ticketmaster
was just as bad because certain Internet
connections got through faster and more
often than others.
The system used Monday worked like
any other Ticketmaster system: The first
ones to log in were the first to get their
tickets. Those who waited did not get any.
If you really wanted the ticket, you would
have been on right at 5:59 p.m., waiting for
it to activate.
If you have ever tried to get tickets from
the Ticketmaster Web site, you would know
they use an excellent virtual queuing sys-
tem, and they sell out so quickly because
of the amount of people and the lack of
waiting.
While the country code on the billing was
a legitimate problem (one that Ticketmaster
has done an excellent job of fixing through
their customer service), handing out tickets
in the order people got in line was a first for
UF football tickets. I applaud the UAAlfor
using this system.
I also applaud it for making the tick-
ets non-transferable and non-refundable,
which helps to curb greedy students who
only want tickets to make a profit a la
season tickets or the Georgia fiasco. Thank
you, UAA.
Christopher Click
4HH


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Alligator editorial reveals agenda
Every morning, thousands of UF stu-
dents put their trust in the Alligator. They
pick it up not only because it is the most
popular news platform for students at UF
but because they have vested their belief in
the objectivity and journalistic integrity of
the editors and news staff.
The Editorial Board of the Alligator,
which purports to represent the views and
ideologies of the paper, has taken a stance
not even Fox News could have succumbed

tOAlthough there may be editorials that
are quite disagreeable to some, students
understand that the Alligator as a news
source of "integrity" would not take an
agenda and run wild with it. Nonetheless,
that is exactly what the editorial staff did
on Nov 6.
The condescending, overtly rude stance
taken in response to the investigation
involving the Tau~ Epsilon Phi fraternity
has proven that the Editorial Board has
an agenda and no shame in promoting
it through disrespectful or detrimental
means.
I understand that most Alligator staff
writers are of the non-Greek community.
However, the editorial section on Nov.
6 was reminiscent of Palestinians who
danced around burning American flags
after Sept. 11. Don't kick.the dog when it's
down.
Alex Harper
3JM


5 5 5






8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008


Authorities cite fog as possible factor in plane crash


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If passed, the resolution would
stop work for at least two years on a
court support building that would
have housed the Public Defender's
and Supervisor of Elections off~ices.
It would also cut funding for fa
cilities at Jonesville Park from $9.9
million to $3.4 million, eliminating
plans for a $5.5 million joint reclre-
ation center and library.
Plans to renovate the Animal
Services building would be cut
from $1.5 million to $1 million,
limiting improvements to a more
efficient air conditioning system
to prevent the spread of airborne


disagreed, saying it would be more
cost-effective to expand early vot-
ing sites.
"Hopefully, things will get
better "
Rand Reid
County Manager

Commissioners also disagreed
on what should be funded through
$4.6 million of nonrefundable
bond money designated for road
improvements if the resolution
passes.
Staff recommended a project
that would remove sharp turns
from County Road 337, but
Commissioner Mike Byerly was an


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gave more information on the crash but still
did not say what the cause was.
According to the report, Andrew Ricciuti,
43, left Key West International Airport at
12:37 a.m. in a 1983 Partenavia .68 plane
carrying his friend Gordon Taylor, 52, and
Taylor's wife, Barbara, 51. Gordon Taylor
had a possible organ transplant waiting in
Gainesville.
Between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m., Ricciuti con-
tacted an operator at the Gainesville airport
and asked about weather conditions and
visibility of landing lights, the report stated.
The employee said the visibility was low


because of fog, and Ricciuti asked whether
Leesburg or St. Augustine would have a
closer alternate airport. The employee did
not hear back from him.
At about 2:40 a.m., Air Traffic Control
in Jacksonville cleared the
LOPCal~ plane for arrival because the
NesAir Traffic Control Center in
Gainesville was closed for the
night.
Robert Gretz, senior air safety investiga-
tor for the National Transportation Safety
Board, said in a phone interview it is not
uncommon for Jacksonville to clear planes


to land in Gainesville.
Aviation officials contacted police about
two hours later, which Gretz said might
have been because they were waiting to hear
back from the pilot.
The wreckage was located at about 7 a.m.
about 3,575 feet from the runway. The main
wreckage was resting nose down, and the
cabin and cockpit areas were destroyed by
fire, the report stated.
The wreckage was transported to
Orlando to continue the investigation, Gretz
said, except for the left wing of the plane,
which is still located in a 100-foot-tall tree.


CAUSE OF THE CRASH IS STILL
UNKNOWN

By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Writer

Fog may have made it difficult for
the pilot of a plane that crashed near the
Gainesville Regional Airport on Nov. 7 to
see the landing lights. The plane crash killed
three Key West residents.
A preliminary report released Monday
by the National Transportation Safety Board


diseases among-animals.
The county will continue with
plans to make $7.7 million energy
efficiency improvements at the jail,
which it will fund with a loan from
Compass Bank.
Commissioners at the meeting
disagreed on what else should re-
mam a priority.
Pinkoson spoke on behalf
of Supervisor of Elections Pam
Carpenter, who could not attend
the meeting, saying her small of-
fice would need to be renovated
to be more efficient before the 2012
election-
If plans for the court support
building continue, Carpenter's of-
fice would be moved-there.
Commissioner Cynthia Chestnut


adamant supporter of a project that
would extend Southwest Eighth
Avenue to Sout~hwest 24th Avenue,
which he said would help clear traf-
fic in Southwest Gainesville.
"I've never really been a big
supporter of that project, County
Road 337," Byerly said. "It seems
like it's almost entirely in the city of
Newberry and should be a priority
for them."
The commissioners unanimous-
ly passed a second motion to have
staff issue a report about the pos-
sibility of funding construction on
Southwest Eighth Avenue instead
of County Road 337.
Reid said he did not expect
to see any improvements in the
economy until 2010. When things


do improve, problems could still
be present with a glut of construc-
tion projects likely raising costs.
Although construction costs are
lower now, high interest rates on
the bonds make it unfeasible for
the county to continue with all its
projects.
Reid advocated passing a one-
cent sales tax as a more reliable
means to fund improvement proj-
ects in the future.
But with a sales tax and in-
creased millage rate just passed in
the Nov. 4 election to fund other
causes, Reid said it's unlikely that
such a tax could be-passed until
2010.
"Hopefully, things will get bet-
ter," Reid said. "It always does."


Resolution may lower funds on government buildings, Jonesville Park









LOCAL GOVERNMENT


County commissioners sworn in for another term


II I I


By ANDREA ASUAJE
Alligator Writer
aasuaje@alligator.0rg

In a room stuffed with city and
county officials, middle-school
students and Alachua County
residents, three re-elected county
commissioners were sworn in to
serve another term.
Mike Byerly, Paula DeLaney
and Rodney Long were all elect-
ed Nov. 4 and took their oaths
Tuesday afternoon to continue
serving as members of the Board
of County Commissioners.
Long was also sworn in as
the president of the Florida
Association of Counties, an orga-
nization made up of county com-
missioners from around the state.
There has never been a
president of the~ association
from Alachua County, said J.K.
"Buddy" Irby, the clerk of the
court.
Commissioners also voted on
their leaders for the next term.
of rl adas elc ed cas mn
Cynthia Chestnut was elected
vice chairwoman. The vote on


both positions was unanimous.
Before the oaths, Long, former
chairman, gave an overview of
the board's accomplishments in
the past term.
He said the board has learned
to adjust to difficult economic
times.
"We experienced the true
meaning of doing more with
less," he said.
He commended the commis-
sion on its work with annexation,
energy conservation and efforts
to merge fire services with the
county's smaller cities.
After Long's speech, Long,
Byerly and DeLaney took their
oaths, stating they would faith-
fully perform the duties of county
commissioners.
The inauguration closed with
statements from the re-elected
commissioners, though Byerly's
statement was short.
"After eight months of cam-
paigning, I am just about speeched
out," he said.

Alacu C ,dyalthe rsh amf
ily and friends, for his re-election
and said he is always willing to


narrison Diamond / Alligator Staff
Alachua County Commissioner Rodney Long, left, is sworn in as president of the Florida Association of
Counties in the Jack Durrance Auditorium at the Alachua County Administration Building on Tuesday.
serve local government. cou-nty commissioner. experience of her life, she said.
DeLaney said she felt honored Being a part of local govern- "It's really been an honor to
to take on her second term as a ment has been the most exciting serve with this team," she said.


degrees from Indiana University, he said
he became the world's first college comic
professor.
He received phone calls from Stan Lee,
co-creator of Marvel Comics, and former
president Sol Harrison of DC Comics be-
cause of the popularity of his comic folklore
and mythology classes.
He was offered a position at DC Comics.
It was there that he was given the chance to
bring a serious Batman to the silver screen.
Uslan returned to Indiana University to
get his law degree because he wanted to
gain a background in business to work with
production companies. He would work
with United Artists as production attorney
for movies such as "Apocalypse Now" and
"Ragmng Bull-"


To "complete his life's path," he bought
the rights to "Batman" but was told it would
not succeed as a movie.
"It was a human endurance contest ev-
erybody turned me down," he said.
But after a decade-long struggle, he
would begin the Batman movies in 1989
with Tim Burton, which would set the tone
for a darker, more realistic por-
On trayal of Batman in "The Dark
Carmpurs Knight."
"You don't have to simply
say,'Hey, this was a great comic book mov-
ie,'" he said. "You can say,'Hey, this was a
great film."'"
Even major films such as "Road to
Perdition" and "A History of Violence,"
which originated as graphic novels, were


successful comic adaptations, he said.
"It's a real golden age for comic book film
making," he said.
For some student filmmakers, comic
book fans and even those who had never
heard his name, Uslan's story of persever-
ance was relatable.
"It's still really inspiring to see someone
who was on the same level as us," said
Amanda Tusing, a UF sophomore.
But for Uslan, Tuesday night's speech
was a validation of his journey.
"My mom always said if you believe in
something, you have to stand up for it,"
he said. "You march through hell but you
stay committed, and that's what I did, and
ultimately all I can say, it's been worth the
wait."


Hollywood. It was a hell, of a long-shot
dream."
As a writer, historian and fanatic of comic
books, Uslan once owned more than 50,000
comic books dating back to 1936. He do-
nated about 42,000 to Indiana University's
rare book library. -
And even at 8 years old, Uslan could see
himself in "The Caped Crusader."
"His superpower is his humanity, and
that's an incredible thig," he said. "His ori-
gin is so primal, so compelling, that anyone
is able to relate to it."
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UF stuEdent featured on episode of 'Exiled' on MTV


food that had hundreds of dead
ants on it, I was so shocked that I
jumped and hit the pot."
Hubsher spent her week per-
forming various tasks for the
Embera people:1lugging handmade
canoes up and down mountains,
cutting down large palm trees for
fires or hunting tools and picking
plantains for lunch.
"I counted nine blisters at one
point after pulling the canoe up the
mountain all day," she said. "The
Embera people didn't really under-
stand that I was working harder
than I had ever worked before."
The MTV staff that accompa-
nied Hubsher took her cell phone
and wristwatch after arriving in
Panama.
"I would ask the Embera what
time it was, an~d they would tell me
based on the positions of the sun
and clouds," she said. "It made me
see things so much differently."
For Grant Hubsher, Hubsher's
older brother and a UF student, the
show made him see his sister in a
new light.
"My reaction was one of pride,"
he said. "I was proud Cher waS
able to overcome the adversity that
was thrown at her."
In the last scene of the episode,
Hubsher tearfully said goodbye
while giving a silver bracelet to
Lisette, her guide and main contact
for the week. Upon her return to
her life in Florida, Hubsher created


By MICHELLE PROFITS
Alligator Contributing Writer

Cher Hubsher spent a week in
September waking in a hut to the
cries of roosters at sunrise in east-
ern Panama.
The 18-year-old was one of
MTV's "My Super Sweet 16" al
ums, who were sent by their par-
ents to locations around the world
to get a taste of the not-so-sweet
life on the new MTV reality show,
"Exiled."
Hubsher worked as an ap-
prentice to a 19-year-old Embera
woman, Lisette, and the rest of her
tribe.
The UF freshman left her comfy
dorm bed and spoiled existence for
sleepless nights spent on a wooden,
bug-ridden floor,
"I was blown away at how in..
significant things made such a dif-
ference there," Hlubsher said. "Like
even the dirt under my fingernails
wouldn't come off, and it was so
disgusting to have to eat all my
food with dirty hands."
In the episode that debuted
Nov. 8, Hubsher was shown ac
cidentally knocking over a pot
containing food being cooked for
dinner. The episode failed to show
what fell. out of the pot, though.
"The episode makes it seem like
I just knocked it over by careless-
ness," she said. "But when I saw
that we were actually going to eat


Ana Goni-Lessan. Alligator
Cher Hubsher, who traveled to Panama in a Nov. 8 episode of MTV's "Exiled," models a bracelet from her
jewelry line Tuesday. Proceeds from her bracelet sales benefit the community she lived with for a week.
a Web site to raise money for the the profits will be given back to the Hubsher hopes to expand her
Embera people. Embera people, she said. Web site to include other jewelry
At www.chermylove.com, "The kids there can't even af- pieces to raise money for other or-
Hubsher sells bracelets like the one ford to go to school," Hubsher said. ganizations that support orphan
Sshe gave to Lisette. The majority of "Hopefully this money will help." children or refuge funds.





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Luxury 2/2 TH
FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Alarms
Walk to UF *379-WALK
12-10-74-2

THREE BLOCKS TO UF!
2br/1ba from $665
NoWMoei Fefl r Watersinclu ed
FREE Parking! 372-7111
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LAKEWOOD VILLAS

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700 SW 62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
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Mon-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 11-2
701 SW 62nd Blvd 888-267-5078
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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
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3BR/3BA avail Jan 08 in 4BR/4BA Country-
side condo. $435/mo + $35 utils/room. Direct
bus to UF 3 mi. Bball, pool, exercise room,
nicely furn. 3rd Flr W/D: wireless. Flo 352-
357-9656, Sebristian 352-874-8905 11-26-
oa-a-1

All inclusive (utilities. internet & cable),fully
furnished, flexible term lease, females only,
Univ. Terrace West. private bedroom & bath
in 4/4 unit, $475/mo tmtrick@gmail.com 352.
871-2780 12-3-08-10-2

3BD/3BA condo just over a mile from UF for
rent. Fully' furnished includes WID, alarm
cable ready and monthly maid service
$1050/month. Call Erin 352-316-1063 or
Christina 352-745-1708. 12-1-7-1


ON~E MONTH FREE!!!
NO FEES!!!!!!

Oxford Manor

HUGE 1 11, 2 12, & 3/ 3Apartments

Gated community less than 1 mile from UF
~f~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
12-10-74-1

Need Roommates?
1 Month FREE! No Fees!
Inclusive 3's-$541; 4's-$479.
FREE Cable, Tanning, Alarms, WID.
336-3838 TheLandingsUF om
Great Bus Routel 2 Miles to UF
12-10-74-1

Make the Move TODAY
No move-in Fees!*1&2 Beds
FREE Cable with HBO *Hot Tub
WID in unit!* Tanning'Pool
We love Pets!*372-8100
12-10-74-.1


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Mention this ad and receive your $$
and NO SIGNING FEES!!
121-41 352-271-3131


The Crossing at Santa Fe
$484 $509 Gets you all this!
Friined Fee Ethernet, Free Cable &
Roommate Matching! 379-9300
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FOR 2 OR 42" FLAT SCREEN TV!
WHEN YOU SIGN A NEW LEASE
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Minutes from UF. 2/1 and 4/2 Condos
available by the bedroort starting at only
$375/mo. Includes furnished unit ,Cable
Nith HBO,5 bus routes, Scooters and more!
SHORT TERM OK**Call 352-377-6700.
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2 Blocks To UF .. -
'oom in 4br condo incl utils, internet'
:able TV, pool. Very Nice $425 283-8777
Nww. Gainesville-Rooms-4-Rent. com 1-6-
38-61-1

Sasablanca West condo near UF & Shands;
asX access; 2bdr/2.5bath;all furnished/all
ncl~sive; great for studentifam.; only $1100/
Tio; various leasing options; ready to move
in! Call Ed 305-972-6432 11-26-08-30-1


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

The Estates- gated, upscale apt 1br/1ba
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

Nidlely 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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BEST ROOM IN G VILLE Lovely house
8R4pBA, pool r/auz, back a d. 1c5'xs"
Temperpedic twin, futons, TV, desk, mini
fridge. $800/mo incl cable/utils 305-799-6185
12-10-08-19-1

One Block from Law Schooll
Obr k2 ahw Washer/Dryer, Fireplace, Sun

$1200Bill on 40-1U7t it-21-08-8-1

1br/1ba in 4br/4ba at Countryside Condos
$435/mo Avail 12/25 Great location very
clean! Furn.,wireless,porch,1st floor,5 min
from uf,2 bus routes only 15 min,bball
court,pool,hot tub kokonut@ufl.edu 11-
19-5-1

Private setting 2/1 Newly upgraded and furn
w/ WID Avail cable/internet On bus rt 3/4 mi
to UlF, major shopping, Shands. Sarry no
pets. $735/mo. Call 1-727-423-9463 12-
1-08-11-1

Windsor Park. 2BR/2BA Furnished Unit.
New W/D. Clubhouse, fitness and
business/computer center. Cablellnternet
incl. $525/ea. room obo. 305-788-5681/
Windsor51 5@gmait~com. 1-6-08-18-1


QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $375/mo.
01BR 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


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12-10-08-74-2

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12-10-74-2

Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to
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Price range $445 to $665. Includes water.
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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 Wmessage 12-10-08-74-2

One Tour and You're SUREl
2/2 widen--$880 or 312 -- $945
Bike or bus to UFISanta Fe
*No move-in fees/1 mo Free*
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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


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For Rent
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Wonderful Historic Apartments
Walk to UF from these 2BR/1BA
1215 SW 4th Avenue up or down avail.
$600/mo Hardwood floors, parking
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com
12-1 0-1 7-2
SERENOLA PINES APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office
1BR $515,2BR $580
Call for daily specials
352-335-0420 12-1-08-10-2

WOODLAND TERRACE APTS r
OffSW 34th St near post office.
2BR $535
IIl for dail sp 08-10-


Histoic Duc pod
1 bd,1ba or studio akt on vintage
house.hardwood floors, WID, blocks to
downtown ,Iarge yard,very peacefu5498 ne
12-1h st, avail Dec 1st,$480 379-4952

WOODSIDE VILLAS Off Tower Rd. 7200 Sw
8th Ave. 2.5BR/2BA, 1072 sq ft, vaulted ceil-
ing, WID, DW, fans, pool, newer carpet/tile,
bus rte, smoke free, no pets. $850/mo. Quiet
area. Call 352-339-6502 11-20-08-5-2

Point 04 miles to UFNA $750/mo. 1 room all
utils + extra. Call, email, intemet, TV, W/D,
kitchen. Can come fumished or unfumished..
Mail wizdomaticl829@hotmail.com 11-21-
08-6-2

Luxurious 2/2 located at Campus Edge.
Minutes from Shands and UF. Wood floors
and upgraded cabinets. 6 bus stop routes
available. Call 954-325-6375 for special pric-
ing. 12-8-14-2
PERFECT LOCATION!
VERY NICE 1bd/1ba condo. Walk or bike
to campus and Shands. WID, pool & fitness
cntr. Large walk-in. Vaulted ceiling. $695/mo.
Call for details. 321-543-8142
12-10-08-16-2

SUBLEASE 2 BEDROOM! BRAND NEW
KITCHEN AND BATHROOM!! MINUTES
FROM UFI
*** NO DEPOSIT REQUIREDI!!!*
$675 A MONTH!! CALL NOW 305-333-5701
12-5-13-2 -g

Victoria Station Female roommate needed,
own bed/bath available late Dec. Call 904-
343-7377 12-2-10-2

FIRST MONTH FREE-4Bed/4Bath Condo,
1mi. to campus off of 20th ave.,pool,W/D,
This is a MUST SEE! Available NOW! Only
$375/mo!!!
P: 352-262-1802 11-26-8-2

3BR/3BA LUXURY CONDO Chase Hollow
on 35th Place. Quiet neighborhood, close to
campus. Almost new. Pool. $1200/mo for all
or $500-600/room. Call850-628-1955 12-
2-08-10-2

LARGE ROOM
Mexican tile floors, private bath, private entry.
Incl utils & cable. $550/mo. 1st month + sec.
352-256-0999 12-2-08-10-2

ADORABLE VINTAGE HOUSE 2BR/1BA,
new wd firs & stone tiles, completely remod-
eled, WID incl, new appliances, energy effi-
clent, fenced yd. $690/mo 1st+ sec. SYdX
26 Ave 352-256-0999 12-2-08-10-2

VWalk to UFa5 Bloc 15 ageBIAw
kitchenette, cent A/C, ceiling fan, W/D on
site. No pets allowed. $575/mo. Call 609-
513-6383 11-21-08-5-2

Bike to UFI Available Now! 4/2.5 $1600/rent.
Lots of storage, 2433 sq ft two story home in-
cludes washer/dryer, dishwasher, screened
porch and fenced back yard. Call Cypus
Realty @ 352-692-3800 1-6-08-18-2

1 room in 3BR/2BA, Madison Pointe
Apartments on NW 23rd Blvd. $325/mo +
util. Two miles from campus, apartment has
own washer/dryer. Roommates are two 23
year old males. Contact (solberg@ufl.edu
11-24-5-2

3/2 Biking distance to ShandslVAlUF.
Washer/Dryer. Screened back porch,Gjreat
house Pets allowed. $1200 a month' Call
352-336-3300. 11-24-08-5-2


For Rent ]
unfurnished )

MOVE IN TODAYll
Great Specials on all our units!
Minutes to UF, Shands, & SFCCI
1/1, 2/2, & 3/3 units available
352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
12-1 0-45-2

*THE GROVE VILLAS g
Rental Community
1 mo. FREE RENT
1BR Loft Style Starting at $600
Gated Community 6400 SW 20th Ave.

12-10-08-50-28837-49

WALK to UF Available January.
2BR/2.5BA $1000. 1BR/1BA $600. No
pets, no smoking. Contact 352-870-7256 or
gyll32601@gmail.com 12-10-08-41-2

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

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 11-24-
08-20-2

Duckpond
2 bd 1 ba 1200 sq ft townhouse in heart of
historic neighborhood.mild Blocks to down-
town shops & restaurants. 528 NE 4th A ave
avail Jan $795/mo 379-4952
12-10-08-35-2

SPECIAL $100 off first month rent. 2640 SW
31st Pl Unit B. 2 BR/1 1/2 Ba 2 story apart-
ment. Private fenced backyard. WID hookup.
Near UF/Shands and on bus route. 562-2782
or 514-6869. $545/month 11-26-25-2

1 BR 1 BLOCK to U F
Available now. Almost new. W/D incl
$750/mo. Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387
12-10-08-26-2

Walking Distance to UF Law Schooll!
419 NW 25th Street. Clean, beautiful new-
er home 3 bdl2ba wld included $1650lmo.
Avail. end of Dec.learly Jan. Call Anne @
810-610-0110 for more info. 12-10-26-2

2b,1b 1 block MidTown *
2 Car Decal WiFi-internet Washer & Dryer*
Jan-July 204 NW 18 St Mlanny 352 317 4408
11-26-08-23-2

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 11-19-08-10-2

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

POOL HOUSE AVAIL NOW!
Bike to UF 4BR/3BA, over 2000 sf, nice area
1 mi to UF. 2816 W Univ Ave. $1500/mo 1 st,
last mo & 1 mo SD 376-6183, 352-327-2931 .
11-26-08-15-2

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-
Pease call Helena at 772 285-0708 11-

H;ISTORIC 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


For Rent }
unfurnished )

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

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 Blks to UF, Central H & Air
Laundry Fac. Carpet, Pets Allowed.
Short Term lease Avail.
829 SW 5th Avenue
Call Merrill Managemerit Inc.
352-372-1494 11-21-9-2


acou 215 & 2$7 8 rooms startn as
some with enclosed patios or balconies.
Italian Tile, bedrooms carpeted, D/W, WID
hookups, verticals Central Heat & air. Lots
of storage space. Near bus route .332-7700
1-30-38-2

Large, Bright & Affordable
2br/1.5ba on SW 20th for $795
new appliances, includes w/d
pets ok, call: 352-275-4914
www.GoPinnaclePoint.com 12-2-08-13-2

1 bedroom 1 bath duplex at 930 NE 23rd
Ave #C. A must see at $385/month...won't
last long. Call Jennifer at 352-871-2274.
11-19-5-2

2MasterBr/2Ba Luxury end unit condo in The
Gables. Vaulted ceilings, granite & custom
cabinets throughout, stainless apple, garage,
scr patio, comm pool, cable wlHBO&SHO
MUST SEE!Call 4 picsl$1250 727-492-9836
11-19-5-2

2 BED / 2 BATH CONDO $800/MONTH
Located in Capstone Quarters near the cor-
ner of Archer Rd. and 34 St. Great location
for school and shopping! www.gainesvillecon
do.info or 630-390-6612 1-6-08-19-2

$545 ill in a 2/2 Hidden Lake Villa. Price
includes cable, fenced in backyard, washer
and dryer, free tanning, 24 hour maintenance
and monitored alarm. Pe't friendly. Available
ASAP. Call Katie (813)541-5857. 11-19-
08-5-2

SW University area, bus, bike, walk to UF.
1BR/1BA in 4/4 condo available now & for
spring. $450/mo all utils incl. Call Nalini
Pandey 352-514-3398 or email nalinijoshi2
1@gmail.com 12-10-08-18`-2

2 & 3BR on shady lot. AC/heat. From $400/
mo. Water included. No pets. 4546 NW 13th
St. Call 376-5887 12-10-08-18-2

2BR 2BA Luxury Condo, quiet/safe, in
Creek's Edge, pool, w/d, new appliances and
completely renovated, best bus route

181000NWo C3r Bld8 A 43 Gainesville
11-19-08-5-2

2BR 2BA Luxury Condo, quiet/safe, in
Creek's Edge, pool, w/d, new appliances and
completely renovated, best bus route

1210 NWo C3d Bld p 43 Gainesville
11-19-08-5-2

SUN ISLAND
1BRs from $580 2BRs from $650
Sun Bay Sun Key Sun Harbor
352-376-6720
12-10-08-18-2

2 Rooms Avail. In 4 Bedroom House
Avail. Dec 08' or Jan 09' $450 a room
Short term lease Avail. Other 4 bedroom
houses available for Spring Sublease
Or Year Lease Starting Aug 09' Email
eicmain@yahoo.com or 352-682-7424


Home for Rent in High Springs Florida. 3
Bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath WID included, $750.00
rent, first/last/security, contact Phil 386-454-
7452 or woodcrftr001@aol.com 11-21-6-2


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ENJOY YOUR OWN BATHI
3BR/3BA homes offof SW 34th Str
Close to UF. WID incl
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 12-10-74-2

Homestead Apartments
1 Month Free on our 1BR & 2BR/1 BA
$189 moves you in
1 & 2 BDs starting from $599
Please call (352) 376-0828
gremco.com 12-10-74-2


SMenh aREE

g 2Bs sat in from $499
Please call (352) 375-1519
gremco.com 12-10-74-2

Sundown Apartments
First month free

Suiom ps s drin from $499
Please call (352) 377-2596
gremco.com 12-10-74-2

Spacious Home Near UF
2041 NW 7th Place $1250
3BR/2BA, oversized family room
with gas fireplace, hardwood floors &
freshly painted interior. WID & lawn svo inci
Union Properties 352-373-7578
12-10-17-2

CASABLANCA EAST
2BDI1.5 BA $725/mo
Pets OK wlfee
Union Properties 352.373.7578
www.rentgainesville.com 12-10-74-2

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 At
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 1BED/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 WID incl.
Near Norman & Sorority Row
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 12-10-74-2

HUGE 2 BR 1 BA

Bike or walk toAUF, VtRSR o~oT& VA Hospital
WID 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


Both DecembUr ISEE on1D mo leases
Sun Bay Sun Key Sun Harbor
352-376-6720
12-10-08-71-2

**WOODLAND VILLAS**
$2BR uisds atng at
Private courtyards.
M-F 10-6 Sat. 10-2
5950 SW 20th Ave.
888-803-7678
www.woodlandvillas.com
12-10-08-71-2


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

Walk to Class!
1bts from $530 150 ft from UFI
$0 move-in feesI 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

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352-331-1133
12-10-74-2

Moving in the FALL?
Close to UF Tanning, 3 Pools
24 hr gym, Billiards Room
B-ball, V-ball & Tennis courts
352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
12-10-74-2




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

Walk to UF, 3BDI2BAg
3 Blocks to Norman Hall
Historic, Stone Duplex

WD, HVC Reme Frerdly

3521 m-2o56
12-10-74-2

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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?
Check out our newly renovated 1, 2, or 3
bdrmn 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


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008 ALLIGATOS,13


THE PALMS*
Walk to UF
Spacious 2/2 condo
Guaranteed parking. Pool.
Starting @$1250.
230 SW 2nd Ave. 494-6027
1100www.gainesvillepalms.com


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





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Subleases


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Gainseville place apts.(SW 35th)$450.00/
mo. inc.util.1br/1ba in a 4br/4ba(males)
furnished,3rdfl ,waldry, parking, avail.now-
aug.09. call 904-910-1957. 11-26-08-11-3

WINDSOR HALL SUBLEASE

Lur R :ngl Sed available (1BR/1BA) for
a Female roommate all-inclusive for $699.
Contact me at jillmc@ufl.edu or 8135412175
11-21-5-3

Arbor Lofts Sublease. Available Jan 09- July
09. 1 BR/1Bath loft style apartment at $7891
month. Very close to campus at NW 3rd
Place cont ct Krist ne at

or 386-214-9910
11-26-08-10-3

Landings Subleasel
Jan-Jul $507 first mo. free
Ut.Ifum. inclu. room in 4/4
bus rt 13, no towing email- ewood5@ufl.edu
11-21-7-3

4 BLOCKS FROM UF
Large 1/1 in College Park. WID & DW, wood
floors, central AC. Apt is brand new. Next to
Library West & pool. Contact 786-326-8593
Brian. 12-8-15-3



teew) $70mnh icea on rodm ad

to amtpu~s am troritycrrow ron Sw du~t
call at 321-945-9611. 12-1-10-3

GNV Place 1/1 in 4/4.$539/mo,all utilities
included,free for Nov.Well furnished with ev-
erything! Painted red, very nice. $300 of app
fee saved. Call 318-4704967 11-20-5-3

WOODLANDS 2/2.5 townhome for spring
an /r summer. $ 81ont in lues u l-
ties, cable, internet. Furnished. If you have
a roommate in mind, other room is also

2at es0079flep u uloarsllC400nt o -2
11-19-43

Best Sublease Ever is ONLY $445!
Spacious 1/1 Master in 3/3 Oxford Manor
townhome. Close to campus, W/D, HUGE
closet & more! Available NOW thru July. E-
mail alyangel@ufl.edu or call (305)801-2973
for FREE rent deal 11-19-08-3-3

ARBOR LOFTS. Available NOW thru July
'09. 1br/1bath & large kitchen and living
room. Only 3 blocks from UF by the football
stadiumil No deposit. $749/month. Call, text,
or email: (239)249-0216 or eweyl@ufl.edu
11-21-08-5-3

Cabana Beach Subleasel Available Jan 09-
Aug 09. 1 BR/1 BAat $530/mo. Fully furnished
w/ walk in closet. WID. Internet. TV/Cable.
Pool. & Gym. Contact: (904) 536-9690 or
andrea87@ufl.edu 11-21-5-3

$499 for a 1/1 in a 3/3 apt @ Id~xington cross-
ing. All inclusive: utilities, WID, furnished.
Available Spring 2009 but negotiable. Ask
for Moses. 3052054859 or mdvd02@ufl.edu
11-21-5-3

WINDSOR HALL SUBLEASE (STARTS:
JAN. 09)!!!
Luxury Single Suite available (1BR/1BA) for
a Female roommate all-inclusive for $699.
Contact me at jillmc@ufl.edu or 8135412175
11-21-5-3


Fr Rent


* FORGET THE CAR SAVE THE GAS*
WALK TO CAMPUS
0 R 135 f 18NNW 3 Ae 0 9
4/2 1736 sq ft 5 NW 25 St $1150
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375-7104 12-10-15-2

Brand New Campus View Condos- maple
cabinets, all appl. incid., w/d, 9ft ceilings, cwn
molding, int.hlwy, alarm 2/2 $1000 w/1 de-
caled pking space & 3/3 $1500 wl2 decaled
pkingk~aces Edbaurmanagement.com 1731
NW6t'St-375-7104 12-10-15-2


N VitoriHOMBERS2NBAh~ardw granite $1295
* Ranch style 4BR/2BA tile, law schl $1395
* 2 blocks 2 UF! HUGE 1BR hardse $625
All Renovated with WID, DW 373-5295 11.
25-6-2

NW 39hAve Fancy Ig 3/2 w/loft. Open,
bright, laminated wd looking flr $750-775.
Xtra Ig loft, ceramic tile flr $900. Nice 2/2 gat-
ed patio, trees $600-640. Laminated flr $675
Good area, 373-8310, 219-3937 11-24-17-2

2BR/1BA Spacious townhouse, cent HIAC'
WID hk up. No pets. $600/mo, $500 sec dep'
709 S1W 45 PI2 Gainesville. Call 386-462-

Gainville Place apt for rent. FREE FLAT
SCREEN TV and 1st MONTH RENT FREE.
no deposit. 1/1 of a 4/4. (will be placed with
same gke de lease will be up in july.

mccannO22@yahoo.com 11-24-08-4-2

Condo for Rent 1Bd/1.5Bth
Quiet neighborhood/Serious students
No smoking/No pets
595./mth
Call Jennifer (352)494-6486 11-25-5-2

2BR/1BA HOUSE FOR RENT
SE side. Fenced yard, WID hook-ups. $800
to move in, $675/mo + utils. Avail Dec 1st.
Call for info 224-5693. Section 8 available,
11-25-08-5-2

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3BR/1BA, bathroom is huge, large yard,
in Maconopy city. Pets arranged. Cool old
house. $600/mo 1st, last, dep. Call Greg
214-3291 11-26-6-2

AANEAR SUPER WALMARTAA r
Large 1BR apt, walk to Walmart. No pets.
$375/mo. 1st, last, dep. Call Greg 214-3291
11-26-6- 2


Subleases


Apartments Sublet & Roommates
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12-10-08-74-3

oxfo l~nor 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

460she rnf utilities 2Mhaot bere omnuitY
to August, with option to renew. 1 mile from
UF Campus, large backyard and bicycle or
store room, clean and quiet roommates.
0-833-0~availablelif~mter~ested. Call Phil at

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

$635/mo. 1BR in 2BR/2.5BA townhouse
with WID, D/W, full kitchen, private balco-
nies, large closets. 5 min walk to campus,
Pets with deposit. Available now. Call
904.484.4156 or email cavguns@ufl.edu


Romate wanea 4/ C no-SW3d
Conrysd atteUiesty 2r
1 mile from UF camm rs on bus route

$450/month Contact Leslie 352 222 0722
11-25-5-4

1/1 in 2/2 apartment in Spyglass Apartments
right next to the mall. Furnished living room,
washer/dryer included. Only $500! (female),
Go to www.spyglassapts.com to see.
Call me at 7409722356.
11-21-08-3-4


Real Estate


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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 Enic 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
2Bedl3 Full Baths + Office. Granite
Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF. Matt
Price, Campus Realty 352-281-3551


1COoNDOS AT UF

Mt iffn Thma~s B ssh~ar Realty

60-5

Psychotherapy office available
All day Mons & Fris. All evenings & week-
ends. $175/mo. Contact Arlene Bargad,
LCSW352-371-4797 11-21-08-10-5

AWESOME HOUSE FOR SALE! 4 bed/3.5
bathl2 car/very LOW maintenance 3yr old
$229,000.
GREAT INVESTMENT!
jennifergoyette@mac.com 11-26-08-6-5

Nice 1999 Fleetwood 3BR2BH DW; all new
inside, appliances, well pump,AC; large kit
w/island; 1 ac. paved rd. oaks+pine. 2821
N.W.142 Lane, Gainesville 32609. $89,000-
863 602-5582. Call anytime leave message
11-25-08-5-5


Furnishings


BED QUEEN $110 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
band new, still inp stic. Call 352-372-7490


BED FULL SIZE $90 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-t p mattress & boaxn Nw, unused, still

377-9846 12-10-08-74-6

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

BED KING $170 PILLOWVTOP
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 SLEIGiHABEDwsol lwt xPillowtoop

$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516

Sofa $ 5 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 wlwarranty. Retail
$6500.0 nacice $750. Call 352-377-9846

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, butch & 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 in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-10-08-74-6

~BDS1 -LLuBRAN1D2N g20**
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







Brand new stilI in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
12-10-74-6

HOT TUBISPA $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 Ulniv. Av 352-371-4422
12-10-08-74-6


.COmputers


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






TED
12-10-74-7

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


1 BR/1 BA sublease in a 4/4
HBO, internet & utils incl for just $454/mo.
Call Karl at 954-554-8461 12-2-08-10-3

Campus Lodge 1/1 in 4/4. All utils/cablel
internet included. $534 per month (nego-
tiable). First floor and quiet/ciean roommates.
Contact John at stevejoh@ufl.edu or 727-
480-4241. 12-2-10-3

LIVE IN LUXURY!1br/1ba available for
Spring 2009 Sublease in a 4br/4ba (only
females). Rent: $430. Pets welcomed. Call
or text 813-300-1007 to view apt. Go online
to enciaveuf.com to see apt amenities. 11-
24-5-3


Room mates


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Cobblestone 377-2801
Hicklen Lake 374-3866


NOw you can easily
Submit your classified ad
for print andlor web editions
right thru our we te
Just go to
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Visa and Mastercard accepted.

.. 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)/All inclusive. Ye
everything emai 1wjref-an @~y oo.com fr
pics mor ino 12-

Female needed for a 1/1 in a 2/2 at Cabana
Beach apts, runs to Jul 31 $525/mo. NO

5E 5a5F 1nlu e fu rn h le rg s d int et


Room~m e neededwfor Sbparing,42/1 Piccadilly
Contact Travis 386.717.3419. 11-19-10-4

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

A UNIQUE PLACE TO LIVE
Two nice houses in established neighbor-
hood, central location just 10 min to UF and
downtown. Two bedrooms in each house to
share. Large swimming pool, WID, fenced-
in yard, many other features you must see.
Individual lease, some include Utils $400-
510 plus sec dep. Please call Mr Kristoff
332-5030 11-25-08-10-4

RENT LAKE HOUSE
$400 security deposit, $400 rent/mo + utils.
Call 352-246-1637, egonskinny~gmail.com
12-5-1 5-4

Walk/bike to class.Clean, quiet, engineering
student needs roommate for a 2/1 at Summit
House Condos on SW 16th Ave. $400/mo +
1/2 elec. & cable. $200 dep. Call Tim, 352-
843-0220 12-1-10-4

Non-smoking roommates to share 4/2 home.
$350/mo washer/dryer wifi cable office &
utils. 352-337-2937 or ssechat@aol.com.
12-8-08-1 5-4

Room for Rent in a 2 bed 2 bath house. Nice
furniture, appliances and big bathroom. Very
close to UF, great for students. $500 per
month plus half utilities. Call Pat at 352-682-
9342. 12-1-08-10-4

Seeking roommate. Great & safe location.
Twnhs 5 mins to UF. Fem RM. Furn, pvt BA,
cable, parking, house for guest. Pets ok.
Tons of storage. Quiet area, Pets ok. NS,
$400/mo split-util. braga@ufl.edu 407-227-
7223 12-3-08-10-4


14, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008


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Electronics

51" Toshiba DLP-HD TV. 10801 HDMI outlet.
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Great picture quality. $475
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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&8 USED BIKES FOR SALE
WEBREPAlr sLL BRANDS
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
12-10-74-9


PARKING:
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Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
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UF SURPLUS EQUIPME TAUCTIONS
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SCOOTER SERVICE
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Pick-up avail $19.99 oil changes!! 336-1271


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Autos
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*FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
Over 15 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-10-08-74-12

CARS I'ARS BuyeSelieTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
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OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
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2715 N MAIN 377-1616
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Jeep Grand Cherokee '98 ONLY 68K MILEs
Power everything, leather interiors, 4x4 drive
Plays mp3, sunroof, heated seats, runs great
Priced to sell: $3,000 obo, KBB quotes at 6k
Call: 352-328-6122 or check FB for pictures
11-25-9-12


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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!
Contact219-6948. 11-24-08-74-13

The American Cancer Society
Road to Recovery Volunteers Neededs
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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UF FOOTBALL


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NHL
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By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
bsteele@alligator.org

Welcome to the offense,
Deonte Thompson.
At least the part of the offense
that includes catching passes.
Thompson finally showed
why he has been starting as
the third wideout all year on
Saturday. He had a team-high 66
receiving yards on three catches,
including a 46-yard touchdown
pass.
After redshirting last year,
many expected Thompson to
have more than the 147 yards
and one touchdown he accumu-
lated going into Saturday's game
with the positive reports he got
in the off-season.
Whatever- it was a lack
of chemistry between him and
quarterback Tim Tebow, or just
other receivers being more open
- he is now showing glimpses
of his reported 4.4-second 40-
yard dash.
"It felt like my old self again,"
Thompson said. "I'm starting to
get my old swag back."
That "swag" is something
that was severely lacking last


year. And it's hard to do any-
thing when you're sitting on the
bench wondering if you're going
to get into the game.
All last season, Thompson
clung to his redshirt wonder-
ing if injuries to other receivers
would force him into the game.
For a five-star receiver and
Scout.com's No. 3-ranked wide-
out, that's not' what he or
much of his South Florida fol-
lowing expected.
"He comes from an area in
Belle Glade where everybody ex-
pects you to be an All-American
your first year, and he had to
deal with that," UF coach Urban
Meyer said. "It wasn't easy for
him. He's a great kid, and now
he's handling himself like a pro-
fessional."
As Meyer sometimes puts it,
not everybody can be a Percy
Harvin or Tim Tebow, especially
in his freshman year. After a year
of practice, Thompson is starting
to learn how to accelerate at the
college level. That 4.4-second
speed was shown on his touch-
down catch Saturday, too.
"I'm so comfortable right

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UF wide receivers Deonte Thompson and Percy Harvin jump into the air in the end zone while celebrating
Thompson's 46-yard touchdown reception in the Gators' 56-6 win against South Carolina on Saturday.


aHE SAYS HE LOVES BEING PART
OF THE GATOR PROGRAM.

By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
bsteele@alligator.org

If Saturday's game against The Citadel is
Tim Tebow's last time playing in The Swamp,
he's notletting anybodykInow.
"I don't even think about it like that,
man," said Tebow with a shocked look on hi
face when asked if he has thought about this
being his last home game.
UF's junior quarterback could jump to the
NFL after this year. When it comes to his Pro
fessional prospects, there are mixed reviews-
Several mock draft Web sites have him as
high as a top-10 pick in the NFL Draft, while
others have him out of the first round.
Then again, if you ask Tebow, he might
not be going anywhere.
"The more I'm here," Tebow said, "the
longer I want to stay here. I love being a


Gator."
EVEN BETTER CHARLIE: While UF coach
Urban Meyer said the departure of former
defensive line coach and co-defensive coor-
dinator Greg Mattison has not given Charlie
Strong more freedom on calls, there's no
doubt Strong is a big reason why the defense
has progressed so much this year.
"Two years ago (with
Mattison and Strong during
the national championship
year), there wasn't a ques-
FOotball tion," Meyer said. "Last year,
we were awful on defense
because ... we did a lot of things not up to
par. When the team does well, it's because
the players are mature and playing very well.
When the team doesn't play well, they're im-
mature, and maybe we have some personnel
issues "
INJURY UPDATE: Meyer said redshirt
sophomore offensive lineman Carl Johnson
(sprained MCL) did not practice Tuesday, but
Meyer expects him to practice today.


man team...and
couldn't get
it done vs the
Rebels." Poor
grammar left
unchanged.
Evan Drexler Six games
The Drex Factor and six thrash-.
edrexler@alligator.org ingglater, Meyer
and the Gators
have shut up even their harshest doubt-
ers.
There's no rebuttal for outscor-
ing opponents 299-63 in that span. As
Meyer continues to bring top athletes tp^
Gainesville from across the country, he
fortifies his reputation as one of the best
coaches in the country and builds a con-
tinuously refreshing foundation for this
SEE EVAN, PAGE 19


town.
After scavenging through the
seeminglydesertedFireCoachMeyer.com
for about 30 seconds, I almost expected a
pixelated tumbleweed to roll across my
laptop's screen.
In a time where Web sites like
FireRRod.com urging the dismissal
of highly paid Michigan coach Rich
Rodriguez or CanQharlie.com de-
manding the removal of Notte Dame
head man Charlie Weis ame running
rampant, it is amazing to see a fan base
so satisfied with its squad leader.
The last update on
FireCoachMeyer.com? That would be
after the Mississippi loss this season-
The entry to the Web site says, "The
#4 ranked Gators were exposed as a 2-


Today's question: Besides Percy Harvin and Louis Murphy,
who is UF's best wide receiver'?

Tuesday's question: Which coordinator is most likely to get a
head coaching job? (see right for results)


Percent (votes)
Strong .65% (105)
Mullen 26% (42)
Addazio 9% (14)
McCarney 162T T


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program for years to come. When he was hired
from Utah four years ago, skeptics wondered if
his success could carry over to a program in a
BCS conference. It carried, past tense, and it's car-
rying, present tense. UF is en route to its second
Southeastern Conference Championship in three
years and quite possibly more.
FireCoachMeyer.com also sells apparel, in-
cluding a shirt with the slogan "The Legend Has
Arrived: Urban Crier" emblazoned on the back
and a crying cartoon baby. Cute.
The site even has its own message board for
some reason. No one has offered the creator any
"Site Suggestions" since Oct. 27.
2007, that is.
The site proudly heralds a link to its 2005
season recap its only season recap on the
left-hand margin. The administrator is clearly out
o Be l p this season, CBSSports.com's Dennis
Dodd ranked college football's top coaches. After
Southern Cal's Pete Carroll was named No. 1,


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College play humbles receiver


Meyer was listed among seven other top choices
listedinalphabeticalorder.
And it's not just the head coaches. Dodd
ranked position coaches from tight ends up to
offensive coordinator, and it's no surprise to see
five coaches recognized from Gainesville, tied for
the most from any school with USC. Its not just
Meyer's talent. Its the people surrounding him.
In just four years calling UF home, Meyer has
not quite made alumni forget about the great
Steve Spurrier, but Meyer has definitely brought
himself up to that level. And if UF brmngs home
a second national title mn three years? You could
argue Meyer has done more in his brief time here
than Spurrier did, though you can't discount
Spurrier building the program up from nothing.
But Meyer will eclipse Spurner's wmn totals if he
stays here. Its only a matter of when.
Right in the middle of FireCoachMeyer.com is
a simple message, a statement of the Web site's
purpose: "Have we placed too much hype on
Urban?" the site asks. "ONE WORD = Probably."
After three successful years and a fourth in,
progress, the ar wr toothat question is a much
simpler, single wod N.


a couple of conversations with
Meyer and wide receivers coach
Billy Gonzales to get those "20-
40 catches" thoughts out of your
mind.
"When,you come to a pro-
gram like this, it's more than just
you and me," Thompson said.
"(There have been)
peo le that already
been here that have
Football been workig al-
ready. You've got to
get on your ground
and start working and try and get
in there, too."
Even if Percy Harvin stays
for his senior year, Thompson
will probably be th~e No. 2 wide
rec iver next seasonfuuehee"

Thompson said. 'I see my future
here already."
With the way Saturday went,
the future may already be here.


D ONTEDE, from page 17

now," Thompson said. "Usually
they say the play in the huddle '
and I just come to the side and .
am thinking. But now they say
the play, I'mn just reading the cov-
erages and the play before it even
happens."
Where it really happens, ap-
parently, is on the practice field.
The practice habits Thompson
has developed have caused
Meyer to call Thompson a "hellu-
va player. ,,
"He's doing a heck of a job,,
Meyer said. "He's got the 'I
should be getting 20-40 catches,'
out of his mind.,,
When you get the hype
Thompson did coming out of
Glades Central High while be-
ing a community icon, it takes


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