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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2008


Local teenager faces adult homicide charge


* TERRILL GARDNER, 16, FACES
CHARGES RELATED TO STABBING.

By ANDREA ASUAJE
Alligator Writer
aasuaje@alligator.org

A Gainesville teenager will face a homicide
charge after the man he was accused of stab-
bing died Sunday.


Michael Jones, 22, who was stabbed in the
chest Nov. 21, died Sunday after being taken
off life support over the weekend.
Terrill Gardner, 16, who was charged with
attempted homicide in the case, now faces a
homicide charge.
Gainesville Police reported that the two
had been arguing in the Sugar'Hill apartment
complex when Jones was stabbed.
State Attorney Bill Cervone said the
state had been monitoring Jones' condition


"Bring me a 12-year-old and
maybe things would be different."
Bill Cervone
state attorney

throughout the week to see if the charges were
going to be upgraded.
Regardless of Jones' death, Cervone said
the state was planning on charging the 16-
year-old as an adult.


He said it's been many years since a ju-
venile has been charged with homicide in
the Eighth Judicial Circuit, which includes
Alachua County, though there are many cases
throughout the state of juveniles being tried as
adults.
Cervone said because Gardner is 16, he
should be tried in an adult court because he is
aware of his actions.
"Bring me a 12-year-old and maybe things
would be different," he said.


Market faces loss of local food

4-, ..By LAUREN IRIZARRY
*1 Alligator Contributing Writer

Food from the local farmers market
may not always be "Fresh from Florida."
As the economy continues to sink, more
vendors at the downtown Union Street
Farmers' Market are reselling produce
bought elsewhere to stay afloat, and some
farmers say it's becoming a problem.
."The main selling point of the farmers
market is to buy fresh and local," said ven-
dor Leo Polopolus, of Arcadian Farms in
High Springs.
Before the weekly market started at 4
p.m. Wednesday, Polopolus readied his
stand. Wooden baskets brimming with pe-
cans cracked, whole and shelled sat
next to homegrown, orange persimmons,
Bruised from picking
Around and handling.
Gainesville Polopolus, a re-
tired UF agriculture
economics professor,
said resellers known in the market as
"pinhookers" are crowding the local
scene with produce they've purchased
wholesale. .
Items like apples, asparagus and plums
are likely to be non-native crops, he said.
"Fresh apples from Gainesville? From
Alachua County?" he said while arranging
his fresh-picked persimmons. "No."
The growing number of resellers hasn't
prevented customers from seeking out
fresh, local produce.
Farmers market customers Jennifer
and Michael Ramey, of Gainesville, simply
won't buy produce if it's not local.
"I like to support local farmers,"
Jennifer Ramey said.
Another customer, Gainesville resident
Frances Lane, said she comes to the market
to get "farmer-grown stuff."
Sarah Hsu,, Alligator Staff "I can just go to the grocery store for
Vendor Sue Kell bags up items for a customer at the Union Street any of the resold produce," Lane said.


Farmers' Market in downtown Gainesville on Wednesday afternoon.


SEE MARKET, PAGE 8


* Library West will
be open until 4 a.m.
five days a week
from Saturday to
Dec. 18. Starbucks
and Einstein Bros.
Bagels will also ex-
tend hours to 2 a.m.
See Story, Page 3.


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* UF receiver Percy
Harvin (left) is still
questionable for
the SEC title game
with a sprained
ankle, but Urban
Meyer said there
was good news
about Harvin's
injury Monday.
See Story, Page 18.


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VOLUME 102 ISSUE 68


Rising utility


cost may raise


on-campus rent

By ASHLEY McCREDIE
Alligator Contributing Writer

Spring 2009 rental rates for campus housing may see
a $40 increase in price.
Housing officials sent students living in on-campus
housing their spring 2009 bills on Oct. 29 along with
letters informing them of mid-year rental rate increases
due to unexpected utility costs.
Kristen Pitera, a UF sophomore
and resident of Beaty Towers, said no
residential assistants or other hous-
ing department authorities warned
her that utility bills were high, so she
didn't think of paying closer atten-
tion to the amount of electricity she
Dunkel was using.
"I was kind of surprised because
they hadn't said anything about it," Pitera said.
Norbert W. Dunkel; the assistant vice president and
director of housing and residence education, said the
cause of the fee is not a rise in utility usage but the result
of a projected January increase for the cost of energy
provided by Progress Energy Inc., UF's utility source.
The UF Board of Trustees will vote on the proposed
additional fee on Dec. 10. If approved, on-campus resi-
dents will receive a second bill with the fee added.
"We are hoping they would approve it," Dunkel
said.
The contracts students sign to live in on-campus
housing allow for utility increases at any point in the
year, Dunkel said. The fee will only be applied to under-
graduate housing.
In the 2008-09 budget for dorm housing, 18.3 percent
SEE FEE, PAGE 8


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LOCAL
Exxon robbed with tree branch
A Gainesville man was arrested
Friday night after police reported
he robbed.a gas station with a tree
branch.
According to a Gainesville
Police Department report, a man
walked into the Exxon gas sta-
?r tion at 1720 S. Main St. with a tree
,! branch hidden under his shirt. '
The man told the two people in
the store he had a gun and asked
for the money in the cash register,
the report stated.
Officers responded to a call
S from the gas station and surround-
ed the area, where they found a
man who fit the description they
were given, GPD spokeswoman
Summer Hallett said.
Tony Williams, 40, was arrested
on a charge of armed robbery with
a'weapon other than a firearm, the
report stated.
Williams told police he had
robbed the gas station, and the
money was found in his posses-
sion, the report stated.
Hallett said armed robbery
charges are still possible even if no
gun was actually involved.
"If a person has reason to be-


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form of armed robbery," Hallett
said.
--KATIE EMMETS

Crist suspends foreclosures
Gov. Charlie Crist announced
a voluntary agreement Monday
that would suspend foreclosures
on Florida homes through the
holidays.
According to his Web site,
Crist asks that lenders negoti-
ate with homeowners during
the next 45 days to help people
stay in their homes instead of
foreclosing.


THURSDAY

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Adam Bolton, president of
the Builders Association of North
Central Florida, said the requested
delay in foreclosures would pro-
vide temporary relief, but is not a
Permanent solution.
Bolton said the announcement
would likely affect other areas
in Florida more than Alachua
County, where the housing market
has been relatively stable.
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UPD investigates two Thanksgiving break burglaries


* EQUIPMENT TAKEN FROM
TWO UF BUILDINGS.
University Police are conducting
investigations on two burglaries in
UF buildings that could have hap-
pened during Thanksgiving break.
More than $5,000 of computer


and video-editing equipment was
stolen from Pugh and Dauer halls.
A computer monitor and a DVD-
editing unit totalling about $3,000
were taken from room 248 in Pugh
Hall, UPD spokesman Capt. Jeff
Holcomb said.
The Pugh burglary happened
sometime between Wednesday and


Sunday.
Holcomb said it appeared to
have been a forced en-
1Acal try and is still under
News investigation.
The Dauer Hall
burglary occurred
sometime between Nov. 25 and
Monday, he said.


Two laptops and a computer
monitor, estimated at about $2,000,
were taken from room 50.
"We have had a few burglaries
reported this semester, but not really
a high amount of them," Holcomb
said.
He said there is a possibility that
the stolen items may be found and


returned, especially if there are re-
corded serial numbers for the stolen
items.
Police would then be able to
enter the items in a national data-
base, and they would come up as
stolen if anyone tried to pawn them,
Holcomb said.
--KATIE EMMETS


ON CAMPUS

Extended library hours to begin Saturday for finals week


By LAUREN BAKER
Alligator Writer
Ibaker@alligator.org
Students will soon be able to camp out
at a couple of campus libraries for 20 hours
straight if they so desire.
Back by popular demand, hours at UF's
two main libraries will be extended next week
for the third semester in a row. Library West
and Marston Science Library will stay open
until 4 a.m. from Saturday to Dec. 18.
Although aspects of the program could be
tweaked in the future, the expanded hours
for exams are expected to be a permanent fix-


ture in library services, according to Dean of
University Libraries Judith Russell.
The extra library camp-out time will
cost $5,000 to $10,000, which will be drawn
from the Friends of the George A. Smathers
Libraries fund, Russell wrote in an e-mail.
Starbucks in Library West will remain open
until 4 a.m. and Einstein Bros. Bagels will stay
qpen until 2 a.m. to cater to late-night caffeine
fixes and snack attacks.
In a new move, librarians will be available
for students online via late-night instant mes-
saging. The service, an extension of the Ask A
Librarian service, will start Sunday and last
from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. Library student assis-


tants will be online from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Last fall, nearly 86,000 people came
through Library West during its lengthened
days, a 36 percent increase
from a total taken during a
week mid-semester.
In spring, Marston
Science Library and Library
West saw an increase of 24
percent during weeks with
extended hours, based on"
Reilly numbers taken from head
counts and gate counts, said
Barbara Hood, spokeswoman for UF libraries.
Student Body President Kevin Reilly


discussed methods to further extend library
hours in a meeting with Russell about two
weeks ago.
Reilly said they discussed a year-round
extension of library hours, but money is one of
the main factors holding them back.
More than $200,000 a year would be
needed to provide 24-hour service five days
a week, and sufficient staff would be difficult
to find for the entire year for the shifts, Russell
wrote.
Student Senate President Jordan Johnson
said Student Government plans to conduct a
campuswide poll to determine student opin-
ion about extending library hours year-round.


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Local AIDS demonstration shows world without art


By FAITH REAVES
Alligator Writer

In honor of World AIDS
Day and Day With(out) Art, the
Gainesville Solar Walk's sculptures
and benches on Northwest Eighth
Avenue were shrouded in black
plastic to make passersby consider
a world without light.
Day With(out) Art was first held
in 1989 as a national day to raise
awareness of AIDS and inspire
positive action by shutting down.
museums, said Erin Friedberg, the
city's visual arts coordinator.
The art world has felt the im-
pact of the AIDS crisis, and many
creative people cope with the dis-
ease, she said.
Gainesville began participating
in the event two years ago when
Gainesville's Art in Public Places
Trust program first shrouded the
solar walk's sun statue.
Monday was the first time the
entire walk was covered. Friedberg
said it creates a more dramatic im-
pact.
The covered sculptures were


accompanied by signs to explain
the exhibit's purpose to the 18,500
people who travel on Northwest
Eighth Avenue every day.
Some people stopped to ask
what was happening.
Friedberg said the goal was to
make people question and take
action.
Gay Koehler-Sides, a senior
human services program manager
from the Alachua County Health
Department, set up a table near the
Pluto sculpture to answer ques-
tions and provide information.
Armed with condoms, HIV
pamphlets and a contact sheet of
community-based organizations
that offer HIV counseling and test-
ing, Koehler-Sides spoke to people
in a couple of cars who stopped to
ask questions.
Florida, with its large popula-
tion and high number of immi-
grants, has the third highest con-
centration of people with AIDS in
the nation, she said.
Koehler-Sides said her goal was
to encourage people to get tested
and know their status.


Harrison Diamona / Alligator start
A planet model on the Gainesville Solar Walk at Northwest Eighth Avenue is encased in a black
cover as part of Day With(out) Art for World AIDS Day on Monday.


UF professor tests effectiveness of UF's smoking policy


Results show smoking ban policy ineffective, enforcement lacking


By KRISTIN AmRHEIN
Alligator Contributing Writer

Students have been banned
from smoking within 50 feet of
all UF buildings for more than
a year, but one UF professor's
research shows students are still
lighting up where they shouldn't
be.
SSteven B. Pokorny, an assis-
tant professor in the department
of health education and behavior,
tested the effectiveness of the
smoking policy that was imple-
mented on January 22, 2007.
Pokorny is the principal
investigator of the Assessing
Compliance with Outdoor


Smoke-Free Policy study.
He compared smoking viola-
tions on UF's campus with build-
ings on the Santa Fe College cam-
pus, which adopted a smoking
policy similar to UF's.
' His results showed significant-
ly more violations of the smoking
policy at UF versus SFC.
He took variables, such as the
amount of area assessed and foot
traffic, into account during his
studies.
SFC's police issue citations to
individuals smoking in non-des-
ignated areas;
At UF, enforcement is left up
to building administrators, and
the efforts have been lacking, he


said.
"Policy without enforcement
is really ineffective," Pokorny
said.
"Policy without enforce-
ment is really ineffective."
Steven B. Pokorny
department of Health Education
and Behavior assistant professor

Pokorny feels that a smoke-
free campus and effective stu-
dent-based enforcement would
create stronger compliance with
the policy.
In the hopes of creating a
more effective policy, researchers
and members of Healthy Gators


2010 are working to make UF a
completely smoke-free campus,
which they feel would take effect
primarily through students.
Ryan O'Mara, a student rep-
resentative for Healthy Gators
2010's Tobacco Use Prevention
and Cessation Task Force and
chairman of the safety committee
of the Student Senate, is working
toward creating a student-initia-
tive to ban smoking on the UF
campus.
"If you get the student sup-
port behind it and-they support
the policy, they might be able to
enforce policy more," O'Mara
said.
William S. Properzio, the


director of UF's Division of
Environmental Health and Safety
and member of Healthy Gators
2010, said police have been re-
luctant to enforce the policy and
suggests the best approach is
through peer-enforcement.
"The more that we can em-
power through the students, the
better," Properzio said.
The division created an in-
formational business card that
reiterates the smoking policy's
regulations for students who fear
confronting smokers who violate
UF's smoking policy.
"If you feel uncomfortable
about approaching someone,
give them a card," he said.


Survey shows cheating common among high school students


* UF PROFESSOR CITES LACK OF
ENFORCEMENT, ROLE MODELS.

By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Contributing Writer

Results of a national survey released
Monday reveal an increasing number
of cheating is on the rise in U.S. high
schools.
The study, conducted by the Josephson
Institute for Ethics, a nonprofit organiza-
tion in Los Angeles, asked nearly 30,000
high school students from 100 randomly
selected high schools questions about ly-
ing, stealing and cheating.
Educators interviewed for a Monday
Associated Press article said they thought


cheating may stem from increased anxiety
and pressure.
Linda Behar-Horenstein, a UF profes-
sor from the College of Education's de-
partment of educational administration
and policy, disagrees.
"They need to learn time management,
use their resources and ask for help," she
said. "It's just excuse-making."
Behar-Horenstein said she believes if
parents and teachers disciplined cheating
more heavily, then they could begin to
find a solution.
She credited the rise in cheating to stu-
dents' lack of role models.
"The media identifies celebrity icons in
trouble with the law as an everyday oc-
currence," Behar-Horenstein said. "And
the response is so what, who cares?"


According to the results, 64 percent
of students said they cheated on a test at
least once last year, up from 60 percent in
2006.
More than half of those students 38
percent said they cheated two or more
times in the past year.
Thirty-six percent of students admit-
ted to using the Internet
Naina to plagiarize an assign-
News ment, an increase from 33
percent in 2006, according
to a news release from the
institute.
Also, 35 percent of boys and 26 percent
of girls admitted to stealing during the
past year, with both figures up three per-
centage points from the 2006 survey.
Dishonesty doesn't stop there. Eighty-


three percent of students from public
schools and religious private schools ad-
mitted they lied to a parent about some-
thing significant in the past year, accord-
ing to the release.
But these numbers could be higher
than the collected data: About one in four
students admitted to lying on one or more
of the survey's questions.
The survey's margin of error is 0.7 per-
cent, according to the release.
Behar-Horenstein said she was sad-
dened by the students' dishonesty.
Behar-Horenstein said there is a corre-
lation between students who cheat in high
school and students who cheat in college.
"If kids are actively cheating in high
school, it won't stop in college," she said.
"It's an ethical and moral dilemma."






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UF students bring former professor's play to campus


* PERFORMANCE WILL BE
HELD AT 6:15 TONIGHT.

By LAUREN BAKER
Alligator Writer
lbaker@alligator.org

What began as a casual in-class
reading assignment has matured
into a theatrical production of a
former UF professor's choreo-
poem.
The work, which mixes dance
and poetry, is titled "For Colored
Girls Who Have Considered
Suicide When the Rainbow Is
Enuf." It features 10 UF students
who will play all seven colors of
the rainbow tonight, each depict-
ing a different woman in Ntozake
Shange's play.
The performance grew from a
popular response to pieces per-
formed by volunteer dramatists
in a women's studies class that
were initially meant to help stu-
dents better understand Shange's
play, said Dametria Selmore, a UF
graduate student and director of
the show.
f Shange, who taught at UF
for about three years, filled her
choreopoem with serious issues
women encounter, such as domes-
tic violence and rape, using about
16 poetic monologues, Selmore
said.
While she generally likes an
elaborate set, Selmore said this
production is stripped of all scen-
ery and lighting. The simplicity
of the surroundings is meant to
create intimacy between actor and


audience while also emphasizing
the poetry.
"The scenery is in the words,"
she said.
While the actors and audience
may not be able to relate to some
of the play's more serious issues,
Selmore said, she thinks everyone
will benefit from exposure to the
general roots of the problems.
Selmore cited one poem deliv-
ered by the character of a stripper.
"Maybe they won't have a
whole lot of experience with that,"
she said, but added that everyone
could experience a desire to wash
away part of their past.
Britney Martinez, a cast mem-
ber and UF sophomore, said she
most identifies with the Lady in
Red, whom she plays at points.
While their means of searching for
love might differ, Martinez said
the general need of the character
is similar to her own.
"Growing up, I've had a lot of
self-esteem issues, and I've always
found myself looking for love in
different places," she said.
Martinez, who also plays the
Lady in Green and the Lady in
Blue during the play, said the ef-
fect of identifying the women by
colors instead of names is two-
fold.
It shows their loss of identity
and makes their situation appli-
cable to many, she said.
Her first show at UF, Martinez
said she was encouraged by more
practiced cast members, such as
-her Theatre Appreciation instruc-
tor, Anedra Johnson.


Sarah Hsu / Alligator Staff
Nich6 Hudson holds a pose while Betty Jackson recites a monologue during a rehearsal for the play "For
Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf" in Ustler Hall on Monday night.


Johnson, a graduate student at
UF, has been in the play once be-
fore. Johnson, like Martinez, plays
the Lady in Red and the Lady in
Green at points in the play.
Johnson said Shange's poetry
.gives a message that needs to be
shared, mainly that women tend
to settle for what they do not de-
serve and tolerate poor treatment


by the men in their lives.
"I would do this play a mil-
lion times if it was something
that would strengthen women as
a whole," she said. "This is one
play that really puts women on
the forefront."
Despite the deep issues and
thoughts of suicide, Selmore said
the show ends on a happy note.


The women move forward toward
self-acceptance and independence,
she said.
"The rainbow has the idea of
hope," she said.
The performance; which is free,
will be at 6:15 p.m. in Ustler Hall.
Reservations are required and
can be made by calling 352-392-
3365.


STUDENT LIFE

UF freshman becomes blogger for Seventeen magazine


By CECILIA MINGES
Alligator Contributing Writer

Out of about 2,000 applicants across .the
country, one of UF's students was chosen
to blog about her first year of college for
Seventeen magazine.
Mary Liu; a freshman, was selected for
the "Freshman 15" out of more than 300 UF
applicants.
Liu writes two blogs and films a 30-second
video blog each week for the magazine's Web
site.
She said she is hoping she can act as a men-
tor to students across the country and give


them a realistic sense of what college is like.
"I'm not going to try and craft a perfect
college experience for readers," Liu said. "I'm
going to keep it real."
Liu, a political science and economics
major, was born in China, spent time in Texas
and has lived in Gainesville for the last eight
years.
She decided to apply when the UF Honors
Program sent an e-mail to incoming students
in the summer about the opportunity.
So far, the biggest challenge she has faced
this year has been stepping out of her comfort
zone.
Before she came to UF, she considered her-


self an open-minded person. After meeting
new people at college, she realized she had
to learn to adapt to people
fTi ~with different perspectives
1 '0 % and backgrounds.
"You've just got to rec-
ognize it will be stressful at
-times," she said.
'"Just take it in stride
and don't be afraid to open
Liu yourself up to new experi-
u ences."
Michael Murphy, a clinical associate
professor in the UF counseling center, said
students can face serious adjustment issues


their first year.
Generally, it's students' first time living
away from home, and freshmen face chal-
lenges they must overcome, Murphy said.
These include making new friends, learning
how to relate to parents and dealing with a
different caliber of student in the classroom,
he said.
He believes Liu's blogs may be able to help
other students and thinks it is an interesting
way to reach them.
He said the blogs will only be an effective
tool if Liu represents a normal freshman ex-
perience and overcomes her challenges in a
healthy way.


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6, ALLIGATOR N TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2,2008

Editorial

Up All Night

Three extra hours won't

save your grades
N nothing signifies the end of a semester like 20-hour
days at the library.
Forget the tedious exams, boring term papers
and inane group projects; late nights at Library West (or Club
West as everyone should know by now) let us know the be-
ginning of the end is upon us.
We don't know if it's the beeping, sliding bookshelves or
the not-so-hushed unwhispers of the Starbucks-sponsored
stats group behind you, but there's something magical about
seeing Club West transform into a caffeine-fueled stress ball
at the beginning of December.
Who really needs to be at the library until 4 a.m.? .
Do the extra three hours give you the edge you need to
bump your grade up a letter?
We aren't very good at studying, but we recognize its
benefits. Hitting the books until the sun comes up doesn't
seem like the healthiest plan of attack, especially not during
finals.
As far back as we can remember, school administrators
and teachers have been preaching the horrors of all-nighters.
Those folks always told us it is more effective to study little
by little rather than cramming everything in all at once.
Obviously, things come up (Ladies' Night) all of a sudden
(every Wednesday everywhere) that can set you back in your
studies.
We know all about these kinds of random incidents that
cause homework to pile up, but a super late night at the li-
brary won't dig you out of the too-many-Happy-Hours hole
you've dug yourself into.
As tempting as it may be to get your espresso post-mid-
night and slink down to Club West's creepy first floor, try
getting some sleep during finals week. As it turns out, the li-
brary opens everyday at 8 a.m., which is like extended hours
if you usually don't roll.out of bed until noon.


Thank You for Smoking


In January of 2007, UF
made it illegal to smoke
within 50 feet of any cam-
pus building. It's a simple
rule. It's easy to understand.
Somehow, though, smokers
keep forgetting to maintain
a proper distance.
What are we going to do
with these people?
We could give them the
benefit of the doubt and say
they only breach the 50-foot
no-smoking bubble because
they left their tape measures
at home, but that seems a bit
unlikely.
Maybe they thought it
was sufficient to walk to a
secluded area within 50 feet
of the building and thought
it was OK to light up because
no one was around.
One UF assistant profes-
sor has conducted a study
to assess how well smokers
have been following the rule.
Apparently, UF smokers are


failing miserably compared
to SFC smokers.
I To solve the problem, a
policy enforcement group
is being assembled to lay
down the no-smoking law.
The Editorial Board fails
to see the point of this.
We aren't smokers, and
we prefer not to have to
inhale the smoke that just
poured out of some random
guy's nostrils, but we aren't
necessarily concerned about
the lack of compliance with
this rule.
We remember when the
policy was put in place last
year, and we thought it was
a good idea.
Unfortunately, we haven't
noticed any difference since
then, and that's fine with us.
We don't see the need to get
all riled up about a policy
that, even though it hasn't
been enforced, hasn't made
UF any less pleasant


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Jessica DaSilva
EDITOR
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OPINIONS EDITOR


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...foreign policy
experience?
From being first
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Column

10 rules to improve
After my third annual Thanksgiving car-a-thon, it's
apparent that the problem with holiday traffic on
the interstate is not only the number of cars on the
road, but also the number of people in those cars who don't
know a thing about driving on the interstate.
Experts have been predicting a lighter holiday travel
season because of the economy, but Sunday's drive from
Atlanta to Gainesville took me about seven and a half
hours, which is an increase from the seven hours last year's
drive took.
The problem is who's driving during the holiday season:
amateurs, newbies and old people.
In an effort to educate people about properly driving
on the interstate, I have listed my rules of interstate travel.
Remember, all of these rules apply most of the time, and
most of the rules apply all of the time.
Rule No. 1: Get your fat butt out of the fast lane. It's only
for passing other cars. Do not sit and cruise there while oth-
er lanes are open. You'll hold up a line of cars behind you.
Rule No. 2: If you get passed on the right, it is because
you are in the wrong lane, not the person who's passing
you. Hurry up and move over so faster traffic can get by
you.
Rule No. 3: If you are going less than 80 mph, you have
absolutely no business being in the far left lane, ever. Get
out.
Rule No. 4: A soccer ball sticker on the back of a car
always denotes a bad driver. As a general rule, one can
assume that the larger the vehicle, the worse the driver, so
beware.
Rule No. 5: One must always be on the lookout for
men driving mini-vans and women driving SUVs, called
"Suburban Buses" or "Soccer Buses." These drivers are
no better than the 85-year-old guy with coke bottle glasses
who drove you home in elementary school. There are usu-
ally kids in the back being obnoxious and distracting them,


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what I'm looking
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interstate driving
and even if there aren't kids,
these people have a tendency
to forget to look around before
changing lanes because they are
in vehicles way too big for them
to be' driving.
Wes Hunt Rule No. 6: Pass geezer tanks
ee the first chance you get. These
letters@alligator.org multi-ton, solid steel town cars
are magnets for old people and
car accidents. Models you should be on the lookout for
include the Lincoln Town Car, Mercury Sable, Ford Crown
Victoria and anything by the name of Buick.
Rule No. 7: If you see a cop, do not slow down to 15 mph
below the speed limit. It's dangerous- people behind you
will slam on their brakes, potentially causing a pileup. Ease
off the gas if you must, but I promise you no cop will pull
you over on the highway for going 5 mph faster than the
speed limit. They don't want to deal with the geezer tanks
and soccer buses any more than you do.
Rule No. 8: If someone passes you, do not speed up to
catch them. You drive slower than they do, so stay out of
their way. I cannot understand why people think they have
to speed up, get in the way and then slow down again. Just
get out of the way.
Rule No. 9: Cars with a Jesus fish on the back drive slow-
ly, though I'm not sure why. NASCAR fans and Jesus freaks
often go hand-in-hand, though you would think NASCAR
fans like to drive fast.
Rule No. 10: Tell friends and family about these rules.
Teach them the proper way to drive, and if they fail to listen,
give them hell. Together, we can work to make my annual
holiday trips faster and safer.
Remember, as G.I. Joe says: "Knowing is half the battle."
Wes Hunt is a history senior. His column appears on
Tuesday.


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


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8, ALLIGATOR N TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2,2008

LOCAL

Gainesville temperatures may dip below freezing


By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Writer

With temperatures possibly dropping
to 28 degrees tonight, Gainesville will be
under its seventh freeze advisory since
October.
The National Weather Service in
Jacksonville will most likely upgrade to-
night's freeze watch to a freeze warning this
morning, said meteorologist Phil Peterson.
The record low for Dec. 2 was set at 23


degrees in 1911, Peterson said.
Although records aren't being broken to-
day, Peterson said temperatures have been
everything but normal.
"Gainesville has been having an unusual
pattern of weather," Peterson said. "It keeps
going from one extreme to the other."
Three weeks ago, temperatures were in
the 80s, and now Gainesville is looking at a
freeze warning, he said.
Gainesville's high number of freeze ad-
visories has also been unusual, he said, with


"It keeps going from one extreme
to the other."
Phil Peterson
meteorologist

one in October and six in November.
According to records taken since 1971,
October averages no freeze watches, and
November averages one, Peterson said.
December and January both have an aver-


age of six.
For the month of November, Gainesville
experienced temperatures 4 degrees lower
than normal, he said, with temperatures
ranging from a high of 85 to a low of 28.
The 90-day outlook shows temperatures
returning to normal again with a high of 70
degrees and a low of 40 degrees, he said."
Peterson said the temperature looks like
it will be returning to average during the
next few months, but he's not sure if it will
happen within 90 days.


Student starts Web


site to rank UF profs


* SITE LISTS 3,800 PROFS,
4,900 COURSES.

By DAVID CUMMING
Alligator Writer

When Freddy Vazquez sat in
front of his computer to sign up
for courses his sophomore year, he
found a major flaw.
* While he stumbled upon the apt-
ly named Rate My Professors Web
site, he realized not all UF professors
for his major were listed.
As a result, he blindly built his
schedule and headed into what
turned out to be a miserable se-
mester.
"I spoke to other classmates that
ran into similar problems," he said.
Vazquez, a UF business and
computer science junior, said after
speaking to those classmates and
brainstorming, he knew what need-
ed to be done.
He began developing a site called
Gator Ratings, a free professor rat-
ing service that caters specifically to
UF students.


The site came to fruition this
semester and has received 1,000 hits
each week since its debut.
Like the popular rating site, rat-
ings are determined by a collective
effort of the Student Body, he said.
The site displays about 3,800 pro-
fessors in 4,900 courses over the past
three semesters and reflects UF's
master schedule, he said.
The site aims to resolve problems
with statistical bias by displaying
the grade a student received next to
his or her rating as well as an overall
grade distribution chart, he said.
If a student obtains an A in the
course, he or she is more likely to
give the professor a better rating. If
a student receives a low grade, he
or she may list the professor under
a lower rating.
Professors are rated by easiness,
interest, knowledge, attitude and an
overall opinion.
Gator Ratings also allows com-
menting on student posts and
searches by course numbers, allow-
ing students to compare teachers
who offer the same course.
Vazquez hopes to receive more


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Freddy Vazquez stands outside of the Computer Science Engineering building on Monday afternoon.


ratings toward the end of this se-
mester.
He provides all of the funding
and maintains the site himself,
which relies on Facebook ads to try


and haress.ratings.
"It's definitely not a money-mak-
ing venture," he said.
The site is an exercise in business
for Vazquez, as he is able to apply


skills he acquired in his two areas
of study.
"I just want to provide a free
service that specifically benefits UF
students," he said.


Vendors' views differ on out-of-state goods


MARKET, from page 1


Charlie Lybrand, the co-founder of the Union Street
Farmers' Market, said while the market is primarily a
grower's market, there aren't many rules to stop some-
one from selling produce from other farmers.
Vendors who resell produce have to get prior permis-
sion from a market organizer and must put up signs to
indicate the items are not their own, Lybrand said. The
produce can never be from out of state, he said.
Vendor Rose Mercado said she's never been told to
put up signs or that out-of-state fruit was prohibited.
Standing near bagged tangerines and potted orchids
from her property in South Florida, Mercado displayed
apples from Pennsylvania, pre-packaged purple grapes
from California and Wisconsin organic cranberries, still
in a clear plastic container with a barcode sticker on top.
She said she offers the organic cranberries because
they're a hard-to-find item, and customers want them.
She isn't the only vendor to try to meet customer de-
mand by offering a different selection than others.
Ed Kell, of Willow Acres Farm, said other vendors
bring in hundreds of items customers won't buy, such as
cabbage and lettuce.
Kell, who worked his stand with his wife, Sue, said
to make money, he sells "filler items," such as bananas,
avocados, apples, plums and pineapples, in addition to
other crops harvested from his farm. He isn't sure where
some of the items come from.
"Oh, the pineapples are from somewhere overseas,"
he explained. "And the bananas? Who knows? I know


they aren't from Florida," he said with a laugh.
Kell said the leaf vegetables sold by many other farm-
ers just don't make a lot of money.
Co-founder Lybrand said he's only received one com-
plaint about resellers.
"We'll deal with the complaint as time rolls on," he
said. "It's something we'll nip in the bud."
Market vendor Marvin Graham, who sells seasonal
fruits and vegetables harvested from his farm in Brooker,
Fla., said the increasing number of resellers is an "unspo-
ken issue."
"No one's going to complain because they don't
want to be put out (of the market),"
Around Graham said.
GaineSville He said other vendors take issue
when resellers calling themselves
farmers.
"And if people are able to lie to make a buck, that's
on them," he said.
Long-time market vendor Marion Holder, of
Hawthorne, said he's heard two or three vendors
"grumble a little bit." But he said a market run without
exceptions is hard to find.
Holder and his wife, Betty, sold citrus and handmade
wooden stools beneath a white tent. He said other mar-
kets in the area used to have an inspector come by and
check whether wares were homegrown.
Back then, the rules were stricter, he said. He wasn't
even allowed to sell his small wooden stools because
they didn't sprout up on their own.
"I like the idea of having to grow your own stuff,"
he said. "But I can see why some people want to carry
produce others don't have."


Board of Trustees to vote

on fee, rental increase


FEE, from page 1

of rental payments are put toward utilities including cable
TV, according to the housing department's Web site.
The overall projected fiscal budget was $40.7 billion.
Students with housing deferments must pay rent by
Feb. 11, and depending on the Board's decision, the extra
$40 will be due at the same time.
"If we get students to turn things off, we can
save energy."
Norbert W. Dunkel
director of housing and residence education

The rent for students without deferments was due
Monday, and the extra $40 could be due about 30 days after
the decision:
Dunkel said if the increase proposal is passed, it will
be a permanent addition to dorm prices, but the housing
department will begin a program next year to encourage
dorm residents to turn off their computers.
"If we get students to turn things off," he said, "we can
save energy."







TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, 9




Building a Legacy



Junior libero combines toughness, intelligence, energy to lead team


By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Writer
kmaistri@alligator.org

High above the practice courts
hang reminders of tradition.
Orange-and-blue banners serve
as guardians to the contemporary
version of historic teams past.
Kneepads are grayed, ankles
are twisted and elbows are floor-
burned during the players' best
efforts to get a touch on balls not
likely to be returned.
UF coach Mary Wise and as-
sociate coach Nick Cheronis or-
ganize their team into groups for
drills, which demand consistency
and target weaknesses.
Physically gifted 6-footers roam
the three full-sized volleyball
courts in the Lemerand Athletic
Center, highly touted recruits
working to leave their mark on the
Southeastern Conference's most
decorated program.
Lost in the crisp sets and boom-
ing kills that come to rest only
after bouncing off a nearby wall,
the defensive specialists line up
float serves before making routine
bump-passes to a stand-in setter.
Float, Bump. Float. Bump.
Float. Bump.
The first-contact passers are the
backbone of a-UF team which has
just clinched its 18th straight con-
ference championship, and junior
libero Elyse Cusack sets the tone
for that unit her unit.
For some athletes, greatness
comes easy. It is nothing more
than the manifestation of God-
given natural talent measured
over time.
For UF's veteran back-row
All-American, greatness is a
formula, and it can be found on
a whiteboard on the north wall
of the practice courts where a
simple message governs the
day's proceedings "Toughness,
Intelligence and Energy are re-
quired for the entire practice."
If a teammate has a hard time
finding one of the three attributes,
she can always lean on Cusack.

Toughness
When Cusack was recruited
to play libero for UF, she had the
opportunity to be the school's first
four-year starter at the position.
To get an early start on college
volleyball, Cusack graduated high
school after the fall semester of her
senior year and enrolled at UF in
the spring of 2006.
It wasn't until Cusack was
practicing with the team on a regu-
lar basis that Wise knew what she
had in her 5-foot-9 defender.
"I really got it in January, when
she started with us," Wise said.
"The embarrassing thing is that
we didn't know this after all the


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Harrison Diamond, Alligator Staff
UF junior libero Elyse Cusack diggs the ball during the Gators' 3-1 win against Alabama-Birmingham in


the O'Connell Center on Aug. 29.
high school matches, and she came
to our camp, and the cub matches
I saw."
Cusack had good instincts and
passing skills before Wise ever
worked with her, but there was
one area of her game that needed
improvement if she was to be an
above-average player at the next
level.
"When she came in as a fresh-
man, she didn't have the strength
to play balls above her head,"
Wise said. "She worked overtime
to improve that."
Now, when-
ever anyone asks
what makes her
Volleyball libero such a spe-
cial player, Wise
glows about how
strong Cusack has become, turn-
ing to a bulky bodybuilder of a
man for confirmation.
"Pound for pound, she's in the
top-five strongest athletes at the
school," said Matt DeLancey, the
assistant strength and condition-
ing coach for UF Olympic sports.
DeLancey has worked with
Cusack since her freshman year,
when he started her on a program
of Olympic weightlifting, power
lifting, core training and agility
drills.
Three years and buckets of
sweat later, she is bench press-
ing her body weight rare for a
female athlete and power clean-
ing 185 pounds in addition to in-
creasing her vertical (26.5 inches)
and broad jump.
"I don't think all players love
going to the weight room and


lifting weights, but it's something
that I enjoy, and I know it's only
going to make me a better player,"
Cusack said. "I'm willing to do
anything that is going to make me
a better player."

Intelligence
Cusack began to show the drive
to be the best player she could be
long before she arrived on cam-
pus.
Growing up in Gainesville,
Cusack was an outside hitter for
P.K. Yonge High from the time
she started playing for the varsity
team in eighth grade.
In addition to high school vol-
leyball, she played club volleyball
with the Gainesville Juniors, a lo-
cal team that has sent more than 60
players to colleges on scholarship
since 1997.
It was in her 16-and-under
season that program director Jeff
Reavis proposed Cusack try a
switch to libero, a strictly defen-
sive position that had been added
to the college and high school
game the year before.
"She could play great defense
and pass very well, but as a hit-
ter she was a little on the smaller
side," said Marcie Hampton, who
played with Cusack at P.K. Yonge
and UF. "The libero position is ab-
solutely perfect for her."
Cusack hated the switch. At the
time, liberos weren't allowed to
serve, so she felt she wasn't help-
ing her team because there was no
way for her to score points.
Nonetheless, she gave the new
position a chance and came to take


pride in her foreign role.
"I matured into a better all-
around player, mentally and
physically," Cusack said. "I real-
ized if I dig the ball every time,
then there's no way the other team
can score.
"I've learned that my role is
very important to the success of
the team, and figuring that out
was the most important thing. It
took me almost two years to figure
that out."

"I've learned that my role is
very important to the suc-
cess of the team, and figur-
ing that out was the most
important thing. It took me
almost two years to figure
that out."
Elyse Cusack
UFjunior libero


Unfortunately for SEC foes, the
cerebral libero had it all figured
out by the time she arrived in
Gainesville.
As a freshman, she earned SEC
Defensive Player of the Year hon-
ors. As a sophomore she earned an
All-American honorable mention,
and, as a junior, she became UF's
career digs leader.

Energy
Night after night, the Gators
take the hardwood as the most tal-
ented team in the SEC. Although
this year's team is young, the
Gators are poised to continue their
dominance on that fact alone.


Before every match, the players
talk about coming out with a lot of
energy, asserting their will from
the opening serve.
When a team is more talented
than its competition, letdowns
occur because of a lack of moti-
vation to play at the highest level
possible.
Sophomore defensive specialist
Erin Fleming says Cusack brings
an extremely high level of energy
every night, and her intense com-
petitive nature fuels her team.
"If you're on her team, you bet-
ter win," Fleming said. "She's very
competitive, and that just brings
so much more fun to the game.
Because she's so competitive, she
makes you want to be competitive,
and she makes everyone around
you want to be competitive."
DeLancey said Cusack hates
to lose in anything a volleyball
match, practice drills or checkers.
In the spring, volleyball's off-
season, the players train with
the soccer team, which he said
becomes a contest for Cusack to
outwork the other squad.
UF volleyball has seen it all un-
der Wise's tenure: All-Americans,
conference championships and
Final Four runs.
But it's the one thing the Gators
have never accomplished that
Cusack hopes to inspire her team
to achieve.
"We're definitely an established
program, but there's definitely
something missing," she said.
"I think that everyone knows
Florida, but they know Florida
as the team that's never won the
national title, and that's something
this program needs and that we're
trying so hard for."
Last season, a group of accom-
plished Gators left the O'Connell
Center for good without reaching.;:
that ultimate goal.
Hampton, Angie McGinnis,
Kisya Killingsworth and Amber
McCray wrapped up their illustri-
ous careers without delivering the
ultimate prize to UF.
With the postseason of her ju-.
nior year approaching, Cusack has
two more chances to lead a young
squad to the pinnacle of college
success.
DeLancey said it's the com-
bination of natural abilities and
unmatched work ethic that makes
Cusack the player she is.
And if that isn't enough, she
has a little extra motivation each
time she steps through the double
doors and onto the Lemerand
Center practice courts.
For the next great UF legend,
it's about the 18 banners that came
before her.
And, more importantly, it's
about the one banner that may
come because of her.






10, ADVERTISEMENT, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2,2008


news 4r, u c-
Produced by the
University Relations Office
for faculty, staff and students
of the University of Florida
Editor Susan Stewart


December 2, 2008


CLAS defines

global mission

T"he College
,.,f Liberal Arm
and Sciences
(CLAS) seeks
nor onli to
be natonalth
cumpetitime, but
to be a global
leader in teach-
ing. research, and
Ecr, ice, a. a fe, Paul D'Anieri
examinple-, below illustrate.
Area Studies CL AS i home to
area studies programs focused on
Europe Africa Studies, Asil Stud-
ies, and is a major contributor to
UF's Center for Latin American
Studies. We are working to de-
selop a program in Global Islamic
Studies as % ell.
* Innovation in teaching Faculty
in language departments, the Lin-
guistics Program, and rhc English
Language Institute are develop.
ing new techniques for teaching
languages. For example, Franz
Furterknecht leads an innodarise
program, s itrh funding from the
U.S. Department ofDefense,
to improve language teaching
and cultural awareness using the
irrual realihr sije Second Life.,
* Global service UF faculty are
making a differ-nce around the
%world, v.hile connecting Florida
to it. The Center tor African
Studies recently held a conference
for the business comnmunirn in
Tampa entitled "Doing Busine,5
with Africa: Practice, Issues and
Potential."
* International collaborative
research Faculr and students in
virtually every CLAS department
and program are engaged in in-
rernational research collaboration.
For example. Physics has a largL
group of taculrn and studentss at
the new Large Hadron Collider in
Geneva, and designed one of the
key particle detector..
* Undergraduate research Through
Research Experience for Under-
graduates grants, CL4S students
conduct research with faculty on
a wide range ofglobal topic., and
travel the world doing so.
In a globalizing world, this
increased international emphasis w ll
enhance our ability to meet our local,
state and national missions more
successfully.
Paul D'Anieri
CLAS Dean


UF-themed cards make season greetings green


A flurry of snowflakes canvasses the
sky around Century Tower and University
Auditorium while white Christmas lights
illuminate each building's outline.
This magical winter-wonderland scene
may be viewed on University of Florida-
themed holiday e-cards.
For the second year in a row, Gators
may spread holiday cheer with e-cardJ tha.
are available online at
www.identity.ufl.edu/
gatorNation/cards.html.
This year's cards feature
Century Tower, University
Auditorium and a variety
of Gator graphics fashioned '
for the holiday season.
An e-card with anima-
tion also has been added to
this year's selection. How-
ever, the recipient's compute-
must have flash capability in
order to view the animation.
"By providing a selection
of electronic cards, we are
offering a lot of options to
the campus community. The
cards are designed so people
can customize them for their
college, office or business unit.
said Joe Hice, associate vice
president of marketing and
public relations for UF
The versatility of e-cards h a s
recently made them popular.
According to the Greeting Ci rd
Association, approximately 500
million electronic cards were sent
last year.
The UF e-cards are more than just an
easy way to spread personalized holiday
cheer; they help make the world a greener
place.
"Every holiday season, companies send
enough greeting cards to fill Ben Hill Grif-




Listings in this section are a
sampling of events at the University
ofFlorida, compiled from entries
listed in the full calendar that
appears on the Web at calendar ufl.
edu. To submit an event online, visit
http://calendar ufl. edu/submit/.


fin Stadium," Hice said. "That means we
create mountains of waste and kill millions
of trees in doing so."
Sending an e-card in place of a
traditional paper card can reduce an
individual's carbon footprint along with the
university's.


UF's carbon footprint recently was re-
duced on Nov. 15. Two hundred trees were
planted near the Everglades in an effort to
offset the carbon emissions from the Uni-
versity of South Carolina football game.
This project was part of the Neutral Ga-
tor Initiative, a program co-sponsored by
UF's Office of Sustainability, which aims
to c, nicti r.lct errisit.'rn fron-i UF i 2li;s
ho1,nt tiiorb.il u.lion.
The i 'olunirir.'Ic for the project lilpLd
redL-uc a portion I LI-F'., m r..,inmenti l
fonr prrir Nov. indi u il, nm-.is do their
part bv, .i:-din U IF-themed hI ldai. E-
card in cad u .f a piper .:ird.


- Joe Hice


Dec. 5
School of Theatre and Dance presents "Ag-
bedidi Dance and Drum." Constans Theatre,
7:30 p.m. Admission fee and open to the public.
Call 352-392-1653 for more information.
Deo. 7
UFPA presents Mr. Jack Daniel's Original
Silver Comet Band Hometown Christmas.
Phillips Center, 2 p.m. Ticket prices: $15 30.
Open to the public. Call 352-392-ARTS (2787) for
ticket information.


Florida Museum presents "Fight and Flight."
Florida Museum of Natural History, 2:30 3:30
p.m. Free and open to the public. Call 352-846-
2000 for more information.
Dec, 10
Fall classes end.
Doc, 12
History of Science Society presents "The Life
of Things: A History of Industrial Technology."
210 Pugh Hall, 3 4 p.m. Free and open to the
public. Call 352-846-2032 for more information.


I' orijs' l






TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2008 I ALLIGATOR, ADVERTISEMENT, 11


Blind foreign exchange student rarely slows down


Kristy Hyland is from Melbourne, Aus-
tralia, but walks around the University of
Florida campus at a New York City clip a
surprising pace, considering she is legally
blind.
"I like to get where I'm going," she said.
Going places seems to be a theme of
Hyland's life. Before beginning at UF, she'
traveled around the United States New
York City, Los Angeles and Miami Beach -
with only her dog.
Keegan, a black Labrador, has been
her guide dog for two and a half years. He
responds to "voice, touch and ESP," accord-
ing to Hyland.
The public relations major from Mel-
bourne Royal Institute of Technology is
one of a handful of international students
who have a severe disability. In addition,
she is believed to be the first legally blind
exchange student at UF
"In eight years ofworking-with incom-
ing exchange students, I have never had any
declared impaired students until this se-
mester with Kristy and another wheelchair-
bound student from the Netherlands,"
said Lyn Straka, exchange program adviser



Harvey named executive
associate dean
John Harvey has
been named executive
associate dean of the
University of Florida
College of Veterinary
Medicine.
Harvey was a found-
ing member of the
UF veterinary college's
faculty in 1974 and has
served as chairman of John Harvey
the college's department of physiological
sciences since 1995.
Harvey replaces James Thompson, who
held the post of executive associate dean
since 2006.


Architecture students win
international competition
UF architecture graduate students Cris-
tina Villanueva-Meyer and Javier Fornaris
recently won first-place awards in the in-
ternational design competition during the
25th annual Encounter of Latin American
Students of Architecture (ELEA) in Gua-
temala City, Guatemala. Villanueva-Meyer


Dec. 13, 15-19
Fall Finals.
Dec. 14
AEG Live presents Carrie Underwood.
O'Connell Center, 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are
$55 for the floor and level 1, $45 for level 2 and
$35 for level 3 All tickets are subject to an
additional service charge. Admission fee and
open to the public. Call 352-392-5500 for more
information


at the UF International Center. "Kristy is
unique in many ways and an inspiration to
all of us."
Hyland is one of two legally blind
students currently enrolled in "Leisure
Services for People with Disabilities" in the
College of Health and Human Perfor-
mance. The class prepares students to work
with the disabled through a curriculum
that includes topics that range from nutri-
tion to humor therapy, said Robert Beland,
associate professor.
"We want all students to have an under-
standing of working with people with dis-
abilities," Beland said. "Not because they
are going to have jobs in this field specifi-
cally, but because people with disabilities
are part of the fabric of our everyday lives."
On one particular day in the "Leisure
Services for People with Disabilities" class,
Keegan seemed to focus on the "leisure" as-
pect, choosing to nap on the carpeted floor.
Hyland, however, rarely slows down.
During the last several minutes of class,
Professor Beland asked students to write
down their favorite leisure activities.
The moment he gave the instruction,



and Fornaris presented design projects
completed this summer in the UF School
of Architecture's Studio Mexico Program.
The projects emphasized sustainable design
strategies for historic communities in rural
Mexico.

Bergstrom Center appoints
new director
The Bergstrom Center for Real Es-
tate Studies has appointed Tim Becker as
director. Becker holds a degree in nuclear
engineering from the University of Florida
and an MBA from Florida Gulf Coast
University, where he served as an adjunct
professor in real estate. His experience also
includes working as director of commercial
development for the Bonita Bay Group.
Becker has attained the designation of
Certified Commercial Investment Member
(CCIM) and he is a past-president of the
Southwest Florida chapter of the CCIM
Institute.


Coach of the Year named
University of Florida head soccer coach
Becky Burleigh recently was named the
Southeastern Conference Coach of the


Dec. 18
UF Human Resource Services presents
"Council on Diversity." HRS Building, 903 W.
University Ave., 3 p.m. Free and open to the
public. Call 352-273-1759 for more information.
Dec. 19
Fall Commencement.
Dec.21
Gator Women's Basketball vs. Pittsburgh.
O'Connell Center. Time TBA. Call 352-375-4683
for more information.


rnrsry ryiana ana guiae oog 9eegan WalK
briskly to class.
Hyland's fingers began flicking over the
keys of her laptop to write down No. 1:
Walking with the dog.
ByJohn Noonan



Year. This is the third such honor, follow-
ing previously earning the designation in
1996 and 2000. In 2008, UF won its third
consecutive and ninth overall SEC
title. Burleigh has been coach since the
program began 14 years ago.










.F.



Kenneth Bzoch, former chair of the College
of Public Health and Health Professions'
department of communicative disorders,
tests a toddler's language development in
this 1979 photo. The college celebrated its
50th anniversary with a weekend of special
events on Nov. 21 and 22, including the
Darrel J. Mase Leadership Award Lecture
by Alan Jette, a college-wide luncheon, gala
and alumni reunion.


MLK events to be held
A vneek of martin Luther King Ir.
events, sponsored by the Black Gradu-
ate Student Organization. are sched-
uled for lan. 1-I to 20. Events \ ill
include a special speaker, campus-w ide
tov n-hall forum, candlelight celebra-
tion, Gatorship leadership/diversity
retreat, alternative break weekend
trips focused on low-income housing
and environmental preservation, and
a panel, "How the election of Barack
Obama will impact the tight fur civil
rights and social justice."
ACCENT and the New Student
Programs in the Dean of Students Of-
fice are co-sponsors of the events.
For more inrnirmation on the v.eek
of events, visit www.dso.ufl.edu/mlk.

Creating a safe workplace
Given the growing concern about
personal safer in the workplace and
the communiri. the Office of Hu-
mail Resource Services. working in
concert vsith the Universin Police
Department and the Universint of
Florida Counseling Center, will hold
a workshop tied "Safe Campus, Safe
Communinr:Creating a \'iolence-Free
Workplace" on Dec. -4. The session .
will be held at 8:30 to I a.m., Reitz
Student Union Grand Ballroom.
'The workshop is designed for
LF administrators, and will discuss
proactve measures and appropriate
responses in the exent of a disruptive
or violent situation.
To register, go to the mvUFL
system. lMy Self Service, Training and
Development, Request Training En-
rollment (GET030, Safe Campus/Safe
Community Cnf), or e-mail Lrain-
ing@ufl.edu for assistance

Awards program
deadline extended
The entry deadline for the uninersi-
nv-wide Golden Gator communication
awards program has been extended
from Dec. I to Dec. 8. For more pro-
gram details. isi http://ufcn.urel.ufl.
edu/goldengators/index.shtml.

Winter break extended
This year. the Lnivers1i of Florida
1Mil include Jan. 2, 2009 as part of the
regular December and New Year hol-
days. This addition % ill allow reduced
energy consumpruon for a rotal of I1
days. resulting in significant cost sav-
ings for the university ;
Some "essenual personnel" will be
required to work during the holiday
period. Questions should be directed
to an employee's supervisor or Leave
Administration at 352-392-5'32,
central-leave@'ufl.edu.


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12, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2008




Going the Distance



Senior Criscione becomes team leader during time in Gainesville


By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Writer

Jeremy Criscione never
thought he'd be a distance run-
ner.
Throughout high school, he
was a multi-sport athlete, and
cross country was only one of the
six sports he competed in dur-
ing his freshman and sophomore
years.
"I started running in eighth
grade just to get in shape,"
Criscione said. "I've always been
fast, but I had no intention of run-
ning distance."
He never would have guessed
he'd be the unquestioned leader
of the Gators cross country team.
And he never considered the
idea that he would leave UF as
one of the school's most accom-
plished runners.
Now, having been named
an All-American after finishing
20th in the NCAA Championship
- his final cross country race as
a Gator he can say he has gone
out on-a high note, competed with
the nation's best and established
his legacy at UF..It's a legacy of
top finishes, overcoming adver-
sity and quietly leading his team.

Setting The Standard
Criscione will be the first one
to admit he's not the most vocal
person on the men's cross country
team.
The senior said his experience
has made him a leader. He has
been an integral part of the-team
since 2005, his freshman year,
when he was the first Gator to fin-
ish in the NCAA Championship.
"He's definitely a quieter
leader, but his example is really
strong," junior Sean Blaney said.
"I don't think any of the guys
would really question him."
There aren't many reasons to
doubt Criscione, as his perfor-
mance speaks louder than any
words he could say.
Although he's hardly outspo-
ken, 'Blaney said Criscione's per-
sonality and sense of humor help
bring the team together while
training.
"He's a funny guy," Blaney
said. "Jeremy's the one who, if it
gets really quiet on a run, will al-
ways say something funny that'll
catch everybody off guard."
Criscione isn't the only one
cracking jokes on those long runs,
though. He said he's also the
recipient of some good-natured
jabs, often about his hometown of
Interlachen, a small town about
30 miles east of Gainesville.
"Everybody just refers to it
as country hickville with red-
necks, farming, things like that,"
Criscione said. "Something al-


ways comes up in reference to
that."
UF coach Todd Morgan, who
has watched his star runner be-
come more confident, vocal and
encouraging around his team-
mates over the last few years,
said Criscione's positive attitude
has had a noticeable impact on
the team.
"If it's a tough day or things
have been hard, no one wants
to complain around him or say
anything negative around him,
because he never does that,"
Morgan said. "It keeps everyone
in a good frame of mind."
In his two years of running and
training with Criscione, Blaney
said he has never
heard his team-
mate complain
that a workout is
C s too difficult.
Country "He's always
optimistic, al-
ways bringing something posi-
tive," Blaney said.
In high school, Criscione's
coach told him that when one
person starts complaining about
something, it starts a chain reac-
tion of negativity.
"If you can get through things
without bringing other people
into it, it'll hopefully save them
from the mental aspect of think-
ing that something's wrong,"
Criscione said.
And Criscione knows a thing
or two about persevering through
hard times. He's had to overcome
far worse than the occasional
early-morning run on the UF golf
course.

Dealing With Difficulties
As a junior at Interlachen
High, Criscione placed sixth at
the.state cross country meet and
earned All-State honors.
Dwayne Cox, Criscione's high
school coach, was an important
part of his transformation from a
multi-sport athlete into primarily
a standout distance runner. Cox
was the one who made him forget
about everything from playing on
the baseball diamond and the soc-
cer field to even swinging for the
Interlachen golf team.
Then, a few weeks before the
start of Criscione's senior season,
Cox unexpectedly passed away.
Criscione and the rest of the team
pushed forward, and under new
coach Eddie Mingle, he went on
to win the state championship,
setting a new state 5K record in
the process.
It wasn't the first time
Criscione had overcome adver-
sity, and it wouldn't be the last.
In August 2007, about a month
before the first meet of his junior
season, he had hernia surgery.


As a result, he sat out the season
opener and missed more than a
week of training.
Criscione quickly returned
from his injury and, on Oct. 13,
2007, broke a 14-year-old school
8K record with a time of 23:39.
At the end of the year, he fin-
ished 99th overall in the NCAA
Championship as an individual
runner. Morgan said his star run-
ner has been able to succeed after
such trials because of his mental
toughness.
"He never lets the highs get
too high or the lows get too low,"
Morgan said. "He understands
there are certain things in life you
can't change. He could not change
having to have that surgery. He
could not change his coach dying
in high school.
"He can't change a lot of things
that happen, but he doesn't let
that bring him down. He takes it
for what it is and figures out how
to make it work."
Criscione's attitude has
meshed well with Morgan's
coaching style. Morgan, who is in
his first year as the primary cross
country coach after two years as
an assistant, can't stand negativ-
ity and has a very low tolerance
for complaining.
"It all comes down to having
goals for yourself, and no mat-
ter what happens, you've got to
work toward those," Criscione
said. "If something doesn't go
right, you've got to remember
what you've been working to-
ward and stay focused."
With that intensity and work
ethic, Criscione has been able to
achieve many of his goals at UF.
But his college career isn't over,
as he'll run track for the Gators in
the spring.
Even after that, he's not done
running.

Rewriting The Record Book
It's hard to miss Criscione's
name when looking over a list of
UF's cross country record times.
With his 20th-place finish in
the 2008 NCAA Championship,
Criscione became only the sev-
enth All-American in UF cross
country history.
The top 5-mile time? He set it
as a sophomore 23:48 then
broke it this year at the Notre
Dame Invitational with a time of
23:34.
The fastest 8K by a Gator?
That's his as well. If it wasn't
enough to break the long-stand-
ing record last year, he topped
that at the Pre-NCAA Invitational
this year, clocking in .3 seconds
faster than his old record.
He wasn't done there,
though. In his last college 8K,
the Southeastern Conference


nourew oumirlll / Miilgaour olan
Jeremy Criscione (left) and Enoch Nadler lead the pack for the win at
the Mountain Dew Cross Country Invitational on Sept. 16, 2006.


Championship in Starkville,
Miss., he finished with a time of
23:35.05, lowering the record time
by more than 3 seconds.
Criscione remains humble
about his career, citing consis-
tency as the key to his success.
"I just go out there and try to
do the same thing every meet," he
said. "Obviously I try to improve,
but I try to stay as consistent as
possible."
His performance at the SEC
meet earned him a spot on the
All-SEC Team for the third
straight year. He's also been
named to the All-South Region
Team three times.
For most college runners, the
records and accomplishments
would be enough. But Criscione
isn't ready to make running sim-
ply a part of his past.
"I want to keep running," he
said. "There are a lot of post-colle-
giate groups that are available. It
all depends on what location you
want to go to and if you meet the
right people and if you're lucky
to get a contract with a shoe com-
pany or something to help out.
"We'll see, but the plan is to


keep running."
Morgan, who competed for
Nike Athletics America for a
year after graduating from North
Carolina, said he was encouraged
by Criscione's desire to continue
running.
"He's in a situation where, if
he wants to continue, he could
get some support to try to make
a run at it while he's still improv-
ing," Morgan said. "He could
definitely continue to develop
here and beyond."
He added that Criscione has
improved every year since he left
high school.
"His attention to detail and
doing all the little things right has
carried him over his four years,
and he's been better and better
every year," Morgan said.
And no matter where Jeremy
Criscione lands after he leaves
UF, those little things will always
be a part of him. His consistency
as an athlete, his positive outlook
and his ability to overcome hard-
ship will lead to success similar
to what he's achieved in college
as the distance runner he never
thought he would be.







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$375/mo. Includes furnished unit ,Cable
with HBO,5 bus routes, Scooters and more!
SHORT TERM OK**Call 352-377-6700.
www.ucommonscondos.com 12-10-74-1


-:: 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-
08-61-1


Casablanca West condo near UF & Shands;
easy access; 2bdr/2.5bath;all furnished/all
inclusive; great for student/fam.; only $1100/
mo; 1st mo rent free. Leasing options avail-
able; ready to move in! Call Ed 305-972-6432
1-6-08-39-1


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


For Rent
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THE BEST SPRING SPECIALS
All inclusive w/free roommate matching
Move in for ONLY $99
4/4 @ $399
3/3 @ $429
2/2 @ $549
Lexington Crossing 373-9009
12-10-19-1

BEST ROOM IN G'VILLE Lovely house
8BR/4BA, pool w/jacuzzi. backyard. 15'x15'
rm,. pvt BA w/shower, walk-in closet,
Temperpedic twin, futons, TV, desk, 'mini-
fridge. $800/mo incl cable/utils 305-799-6185
12-10-08-19-1


Private setting 2/1 Newly upgraded and furn
w/ W/D Avail cable/internet On bus rt 3/4 mi
to U/F, major shopping, Shands. Sorry no
pets. $735/mo. Call 1-727-423-9463 12-
10-08-18-1


Windsor Park. 2BR/2BA Furnished Unit.
New W/D. Clubhouse, fitness and
business/computer center. Cable/Internet
incl. $525/ea room obo. 305-788-5681/
Windsor515@gmail.com. 1-6-08-18-1

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

The Gables Condominiums. 30 sec from
175 Archer. 3Br/3Ba Garage/Patio. Luxury
gated complex w/spa & gym. Rent: $1300.
ONE MONTH FREE! Perfect for graduate/
medical. Contact 305-793-5275
12-5-5-1

$295 Condo Rms At University Commons
Walk to UF campus & bus routes.
2BR/2BA. Indiv leases & locks. Washer,
dryer, kitchen, balcony, Free HBO. Brad
bradshepherd2@gmail.com 813-854-5628
12-10-08-8-1

1 room in beautiful 2BR/1BA Downtown.
condo. Vaulted ceilings, sky lights, Italian
style floors. Close to library, UF, Shands, and
shopping. $450/mo Mo-to-mo. Pets ok. walk
to popular spots dwntn festivals. 262-1351
1-6-08-9-1


FURNISHED 3BR/3BA
#1117 Windsor Park Condos. 3705 SW 27th
St. $550/mo.elec incl. Bus comes every 10
min. Vast amenities. For info: 386-597-1167
1-6-08-8-1


For Rent
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*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $380/mo.
*1BR cottage $435/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 12-10-08-74-2


| For Rent I For Rent
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TWO BLOCKS TO UF!
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

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

S"*HIDDEN LAKE APARTMENTS"*
*Sign Today, 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)
12-10-08-74-2

Available TODAY & Janl
2/1.5 900 sq. ft.-$710
Townhome! Washer/dryer!
Dishwasher! We love Pets!
No move-in fees & 1 mo free!
Pinetreegardens.com'376-4002
12-10-74-2

Deluxe, large one ortwo 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

MONTH FREE/NO FEES!!
Oxford Manor
HUGE 1/1's. 2/2;'s, 3/3's
Less than 1 mi from UF!
*FREE tanning*FREE cable
*GIANT 24 hour gym
(352) 377-2777
12-10-74-2

k* ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.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*AlarmsPet Friendly 335-4455
www.thelaurelsuf.com
12-10-08-74-2

Huge 2 & 3 BR's
Starting at $730
Pets Welcome.* Great location *
Close to UF, Dining
373-1111* SpanishTrace.org,
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

Bivens Cove- Leasing for NOW & Springl
1BR-$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 Tai.rn,,r-i
Move NOW: 372-8100
12-10-74-2

The Boardwalk-
Leasing for Now & Spring!!!
2BR-$759/mo 3BR-$959/mo
NO MOVE-IN FEES Great Bus Route
Call or Stop by Today!!! 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 UP parking FREE Gym
Pets Welcome 352-332-7401
12-10-74-2

***PARKING@*O
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, or3 BR
*Great Deals*
Pet friendly, Gated
(352)372-0400
12-10-74-2

JANUARY SPECIALS!
Why wait to move in the Fall?
Luxury 1/1 @ $699
No Deposit Move in TODAY!
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


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For Rent
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Great LOW Rates!
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 Living!
Luxury 1/1, 2/2 & 3/3s
Washer/Dryer*Pet Friendly'Alarm
www.arlingt6nsquare.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

THREE BLOCKS TO UF!
2br/1ba from $650
No Move-in Fees! Water included
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/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6. Sat 10-3
700 SW 62nd 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 $499, includes electric!
Wood floors available. FREE parking.
372-7111 Collegemanor.org
12-10-08-74-2

**HIDDEN LAKE APARTMENTS"'
*Sign Today. 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 (386&y-
12-10-08-74-2

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!
1 brs from $565 150 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


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For Rent
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Action Real Estate Services
Houses to Condos
1-4 BR, Starting at $450
www.action-realtors.com
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/2brs 1633 sq ft/3brs
Beach-entry pool*free tanning*pet friendly
352.376.0696 www.EnclaveUF.com
12-10-08-74-2

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

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

ENJOY YOUR OWN BATH!
L 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

HomesteadApartments
1 Month Free on our 1 BR & 2BR/1BA
$189 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
$139Thoves you in
Studio apts starting from $499
Please call (352) 377-2596
gremco.com 12-10-74-2

Spacious Home Near UF
S2041 NW 7th Place $1250
S 3BR/2BA, oversized family room
I with gas fireplace, hardwood floors &
freshly painted interior. W/D & lawn svc incl
Union Properties 352-373-7578
12-10-17-2

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

GO GATORS!
Enjoy ample parking qnsite
Walk to campus, w/d hook-ups
2BR/1.5BA 1433 NW 3rd Ave $975/mo
UniovnProperties 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 1BD/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

SUN ISLAND
Both Decembers FREE on 13 mo lease!
Sun Bay Sun Key Sun Harbor
352-376-6720
12-10-08-71-2

**WOODLAND VILLAS**
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

OTHE 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

MOVE IN TODAYII
Great Specials on all our units
Minutes to UF, Shands, & SFCC!
1/1,2/2, & 3/3 units available!
352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.cotn
12-10-45-2

0 THE GROVE.VILLAS 0
Rental Community
1 mo. FREE RENT
1BR Loft Style Starting at $600
Gated Community 6400 SW 20th Ave.
888-373-0849
12-10-08-50-2

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

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 12-
3-08-25-2

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

STUDIO & 1BR Walk to UF
Available Dec & Jan 1st.
$410-$495/mo.
Gore Rabell Real Estate
378-1387 Gore-Rabell.com
1-6-08-27-2

Walking Distance to UF Law SchoollI
419 NW 25th Street. Clean, beautiful new-
er home 3 bdl2ba w/d 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
12-10-08-31-2

POOL HOUSE AVAIL NOW!
Bike to UF 4BR/3BA, over 2000 sf, nice area
1 mi to UF. 2816 W UnivAve. $1500/mo 1st,
last mo & 1 mo SD 376-6183, 352-327-2931
12-10-08-23-2

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

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

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
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

2MasterBr/2Ba Luxury end unit condo in The
Gables. Vaulted ceilings, granite & custom
cabinets throughout, stainless apple, garage,
scr patio, comm pool, cable w/HBO&SHO
MUST SEE!Call 4 pics!$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

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.coni 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

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
ericmanin@yahoo.com or 352-682-7424
12-10-08-18-2

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
12-10-17-2

SERENOLA PINES APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office
1BR $515, 2BR $580
Call for daily specials
352-335-0420 1-6-08-18-2

WOODLAND TERRACE APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office.
2BR $535
Call for daily specials
352-335-0420 1-6-08-18-2

Historic Duckpond
1 bd,lba or studio apt. inrvintage
fhouse.hardwood floors, W/D, blocks to
downtown ,large yard,very peaceful 306 ne
6th st. avail Dec.1st,$480 379-4952
12-10-08-17-2

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/lba condo. Walk or bike
to campus and Shands. W/D, 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 UF!
** NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED!!!**
$675 A MONTH!! CALL NOW 305-333-5701
12-5-13-2


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

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. Call 850-628-1955 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, W/D incl, new appliances, energy effi-
cient, fenced yd. $690/mo 1st + sec. 530 NW
26 Ave 352-256-0999 12-2-08-10-2

Walk to UF 5 Blocks
Loft apt avail 12/15. Large BR/BA w/
kitchenette, cent A/C, ceiling fan, W/D on
site. No pets allowed. $575/mo. Call 609-
513-6383 12-10-08-16-2

Bike to UF! 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 Campus
Realty @ 352-692-3800 1-6-08-18-2

* FORGET THE CAR SAVE THE GAS*
WALK TO CAMPUS
3/2 1351 sq ft 1118 NW3Ave $995
3/21500 sq ft 403 NW25 St $1100
4/2 1736 sq ft 5NW 25 St $1150
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 12-10-15-2

Brand New Campus View Condos- maple
cabinets, all appl. incld., w/d, 9ft ceilings, cwn
molding, int.hlwy, alarm 2/2 $1000 w/1 de-
caled pking space & 3/3 $1500 w/2 decaled
pking spaces Edbaurmanagement.com 1731
NW6th St-375-7104 12-10-15-2

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 12-10-27-2

2BR/1BA Spacious townhouse, cent H/AC,
W/D hk up. No pets. $600/mo, $500 sec dep,
7209 SW 45th PI. Gainesville. Call 386-462-
0994 12-3-08-9-2


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***ANTIQUE 1BR APT***
Large 1BR, hdwd firs, clawfoot tub, 1908
house. Downtown near Waldo Rd. Pets ar-
ranged. $475/mo. Avail now. Greg 214-3291
12-10-14-2

******MICANOPY HOUSE******
3BR/1BA, bathrm is huge, large yard, in
Maconopy city. Pets arranged. Cool old
house. $600/mo 1st/last/dep. Avail now. Greg
214-3291 12-10-14-2

**NEAR SUPER WALMART**
Large 1BR apt, walk to Walmart. No pets.
$375/mo. 1st, last, dep. Avail now. Greg 214-
3291 12-10-14-2

3/2 w/2car carport 1901 sf huge liv. room, din.
rm, fam.rm, eat-in kitch, new d/w, w/d hkups,
wood/carpet, hge corner lot, great location
avail now $1050 edbaurmanagement.com-
1731 NW6th St-375-7104 12-10-08-13-2

2/2 townhse-newly remodeled from ceiling to
floor incl w/d & a/c/heat pump, save on en-
ergy costs. Walk or bike to Shands avail now
$800 edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW6th
St.-375-7104 12-10-08-14-2

$500 $550 2 BD Apartments
Historical Downtown, W/D hookups,
porches, Bike to UF 10-15 mins. Great
Size! Cute! Must Seel $99 Deposit special
rentalworkshop.com 505-9264, 870-0904
12-10-08-13-2 .

Available TODAYI
No move-in fees & 1 mo free
1/1 : 620 sq ft $649
2/2 : 975 sq ft $769
3/2: 1096 sq-ft $945
pinetreegardens.com 376-4002
12-10-08-13-2

House 4BR/3BA Fenced yard Garage
Lndry Rm Wsh/dry incl. 2 master suites
North off 34th. $1300/mo. 954-340-2732
tander@bellsouth.net 12-10-08-13-2

1 unfurnished bedroom in a 4BR house. W/D.
Avail Dec 1st. $350/mo + 1/4 utils. First and
last. 2100 NW 54th Terr. 941-724-0261 12-
12-08-13-2

REAL 1/11s for Jan 2009 at GATORNEST
Where you can kick the roommate habit &
walk to campus! 575 sq ft big for only $585.
Just 3 blocks to UF @ 300 NW 18th St.
No application fee. Most pets welcome!
Call EFN Properties @ (352) 371-3636 or
e-mail Rentals@EFNProperties.com
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For Rent
unfurnished


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


**ARCHER ROAD HOUSE-**
3BR/2BA, fenced backyard, tile floor, nice.
$775/mo. Call Greg 214-3291 12-10-12-2

Room in 3br house includes all
utilities,internet and washer/dryer. Ten "min-
utes from campus. One at 400 and one at
350. 3331 nw 29th ave Call 850-803-5342
1-9-08-15-2.

DOG FRIENDLY 3BR/2BA HOUSE

New Tile Firs, Washer/Dryer, Large Yard.
$1100 mo., Avail Jan.lst Call(339)224-8094
No extra security deposit for pets. 12-5-
08-8-2


House for rent 2 mi from UF. 2BR/1BA/1 car
garage. 100% renovated. New kitchen appli-
ances, new tile, carpet, fixtures & window
treatment. W/D Large fenced lot. Grad or prof
only. $995/mo. Available now. 386-295-8488
12-10-08-10-2


2 bed 2 bath condo in Capstone Quarters on
Archer Rd and SW 34th ST. New paint and
carpet, washer and dryer included. Plenty
of parking and close to campus, shopping
and entertainment $800/mo. (352)672-0917
12-10-08-10-2


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100+ Apts: Walk to UF
Live within 3 blocks of Criser Hall Studios
to 6BR Houses Virtual tours & photos *
www.ForRentNearUF.com 352-376-6223
12-10-9-2

Summit House 1 BR Condo for $605 per
- o. Quiet, near VA and Shands, $250 se-
curity. Lease negotiable. Call 352-672-1482
1-13-08-15-2

2 bed / 1 bath in NW Gainesville. $600 per
month. Quiet neighborhood near NW 39th
ave and 13th street. Central AC/Heat. New
paint & carpet. W/D hookups. Sorry, no pets.
Call 352-375-5250. 12-4-5-2

1BR/1BA studio apt, 7th floor of Seagle
Building, 6 blks to UF. W/D, DW, garbage
disposal, garage parking, storage room.
Beautiful view of downtown G'ville. 472-
9273 billconradconstruction@yahoo.com
12-10-9-2

1 room in beautiful 2BR/1BA Downtown
condo. Vaulted ceilings, sky lights, Italian
style floors. Close to library, UF, Shands, and
shopping. $450/mo mo to mo. Pets ok. walk
to popular spots dwntn festivals. 262 1351
1-6-08-9-2

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 Management Inc.
352-372-1494 12-10-7-2


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2BR 1 BA Garage Apt in the
DUCKPOND AREA. Wood Floors,
Central H & Air, Laundry Facilities
726 NE 4th Street $800/Mo
Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494
12-10-7-2


Subleases

Apartments Sublet & Roommates
Browse FREE!
www.SUBLETcom
1-877-FOR-RENT/201-845-7300
12-10-08-74-3

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

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. 1 BR in 2BR/2.5BA 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 1-6-08-21-3

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

1 BR/1BA 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/clean roommates.
Contact John at stevejoh@ufl.edu or 727-
480-4241. 12-2-10-3

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) 440-263-3013 12-10-08-13-3

ONE MONTH FREE! 1BR/1BA in 3/3 Luxury
Townhouse. $550/ month. (Starts Jan 09).
All utilities (Premium Cable, HS internet,
Electric, etc) INCLUDED. Further, the room
is fully furnished! Call 954-483-4597. 12-
9-08-12-3

Live without roomates across the street from
campus College Manor spring 2009 sub-
lease. 1.BR/1 BA apt. $565/mo + Utilities. Will
leave apt furnished. Pet-friendly complex.
352-328-9518 danilizaso@ufl.edu 12-10-
08-13-3

ONE BLOCK FROM CAMPUS/LIBRARY
WEST! Spring/Summer. 111 NW 16th St.
Looking Glass Apts. 1 Br/1 Ba. Big BR. Free
internet, Washer/dryer, dish washer. $545/
month. Call (850) 525-4532. 1-6-14-3

Cabana Beach Sublease! WILL GIVE $500
NOW or 1st Mo. Rent Free! Jan 09-Jul 09.
Private 1BR/1BA in 4/4. furnished w/walk in
closet. internet. tv/cable, pool, & gym. $530/
mo. 904-536-9690 or andrea87@ufl.edu
12-10-9-3

S1BA/1BR deluxe in a 4/4 at the Estates for
Spring/Summer. $575 obo. Female. Close to
campus. Go to TheEstatesUF.com for ameni-
ties. Call Kellie at 352-283-0860 12-10-9-3

WALK/BIKE TO UF!
1BR in 4/2 @ Royal Village Apts. Spring
& summer. W/D, parking decal, furnished,
awesome roommates! $499/mo. incl utils..
Call 727-214-7192 12-4-5-3

1 BR/BA apt. NW 18th Ave.
Jan-Aug $525/mo central A/C, pets OK, walk
in closet. 10 min bike ride to lib west.
FREE UF PARKING!
email: smuroski@ufl.edu 12-3-3-3


$500-1/1 available in 2/2 townhome 4 spring/
summer. Cable, intemet, water & sewer in-
cld. Pets welcomed. W/D in unit. Furnished/
Unfurnished. Price negot. Dec 15th avail.
Call 352-792-5995 12-10-8-3


F Subleases


1 room in beautiful 2BR/1BA Downtown
condo. Vaulted ceilings, sky lights, Italian
style floors. Close to library, UF, Shands, and
shopping. $450/mo mo to mo. Pets ok. walk
to popular spots dwntn festivals. 262 1351
1-6-08-9,3

Furnished lbr/lba @ University Heights
available for spring semester. $659/month
includes water and electric. 2 blocks from
UF campus, 1 block east of Norman Hall.
Contact by email: katschl@ufl.edu 12-5-4-3

$425-Male roommates needed for 4/4 Univ.
Terrace condo (SW 34th St.); utilities includ-
ed; on routes 12 and 35. Call 352.514.3398.
Negotiable. 12-10-7-3

awesome sublease 2br/2ba furnished spy-
glass townhouse.monthy 1013.00 utilities
extra lease till 5/09 optional to extend.gated,
pool,tennis close to uf santa fe call 772-486-
3432 12-8-08-5-3


S Roommates


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Cobblestone 377-2801
Hidden Lake 374-3866
12-10-74-4

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.

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

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

RENT LAKE HOUSE
$400 security deposit, $400 rent/mo + utils.
Call 352-246-1637, egonskinny@gmail.com
12-5-15-4

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 12-10-17-4

Non-smoking roommates to share 4/2 home.
$350/mo washer/dryer wifi cable office &
utils. 352-337-2937 or ssechat@aol.com.
12-8-08-15-4

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

3 bdrm 2 bath condo,2 more female roomies
needed $400.00 each all utilities paid 10 min
from U of F 10 min.from Santa Fe, swimming
pool,tennis,weight room etc. bus stop out
front, call 850-974-0686 12-5-08-10-4


ROCKWOOD VILLAS ROOM FOR RENT
M/F clean/mature needed ASAP for
3/3TwnH HUGE br PRVT bath PetsOK
wifi,NewApps,rte20,pool/ten/voll
450/mo+1/3util**NEG**3013056206 1
9-10-4


Wanted 2 FEMALE STUDENTS (AGES19-
24) to fill 2 bedrdoms available in a 3/3
private baths @ the brand new woodlands.
Rent is $570 a month per room/starts JAN
1,2009. ALL utilities included in rent. Looking
for roommates who are respectful and clean.
If you are interested please contact me @
connerycl@yahoo.com 12-2-2-4


aII Roommates

Female roommate needed in condo
1 mile from UF, $455/MO includes
cable, internet, utilities, pool+ more
beautifully renovated, on bus route,
Available 1/1/09, ?262-2871 12-10-08-9-4

$325/month rent room in 3/2 @ Boardwalk
Apts SW 13th St.Great room mates, nice
room, pool, free tanning, walk/bike to UF.
Prefer clean/mature individual. $333 deposit.
Call Emily 704-223-0423 12-5-5-4

Roommate needed SPRING ONLY $535
SPRING+SUMMER $425.4BR/4BA Fully
furn. Util incl +internet,cable,
private bath,W/D,pool. 2 Bus rts
short ride to UF 954-593-3063 12-5-5-4

1 room in beautiful 2BR/1BA Downtown
condo. Vaulted ceilings, sky lights, Italian
style floors. Close to library, UF, Shands, and
shopping. $450/mo mo to mo. Pets ok. walk
to popular spots dwntn festivals. 262 1351
1-6-08-9-4

Quiet! Close to UF! Close to Downtownp.
1/1 in a 2/2 avail Dec 15 no rent until Jan!
Unfurnished bedroom with 2 closets No pets
Treehouse Village (SE 16th Ave & Main St)
Call Christina at (561) 762-4711 12-5-4-4


l Real Estate

Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of pos-
sible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted
over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK
OUT PLACING YOUR AD ONLINE AT
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SEE ALL CONDOS
WWW.UFCONDOMINIUMS.COM
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


Rare condo 2350sf,3br/2.5b,ba/den
Lg 2car gar,new 2-zone hvac, mins
to UF,Shands,VA-lmmaculate
$309K/Call C.Z. Essoe 328-6946
Matchmaker Realty 372-3930 12-8-0&10-5


CONDOSNEARUF.COM
HOMESNEARUF.COM
Free Catalog!EXITRealty
12-3-4-5


1 BR/1 BA CONDO
2- $85,000. 352-213-3943 12-8-5-5


BED QUEEN $110 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-10-08-74-6 a

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







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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

SOF.A-& 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 in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-10-08-74-6

"BEDS ALL BRAND NEW "
**Full $100 Queen $125 King $200"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
12-10-74-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
Stress 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.
12-1074-6

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

FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-10-74-6

POOL TABLE Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
12-10-74-6

HOT TUB/SPA $1295 Brand New Loadedl
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

GREAT BUYSIcard table & 4 chairs $50 fold-
ing 42' round table top $50 table cloth to fit
table top & table red or blue $25 Kenmore
S side-by-side refrigerator black $300 original
Pacman arcade game $1800 352-339-4010
12-2-08-5-6 ,

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


I" For Sale


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 EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
to: http://www.surplus.ufl.edulonlinel
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


m Motorcycles. Mopeds


000000 SCOOTERS 0000**
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 Servicel
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
www.NS4L.com
12-10-08-74-11

***GatorMoto***
Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator
Gradsl 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 rates!
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


uAutos

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

CARS CARS BuyOSell*Trade
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!
0000* YOU PAY ONLY $40!!! *****
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY
CALL DON 215-7987 12-10-08-74-12

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

*FAST CASH PAID*
For any running cars or trucks. 1995 and
up. Clean or ugly. Segovia 352-284-8619
12-10-74-12

*****ATTENTION*****
OY OOSUN CITY AUTO SALESLDE Y
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

*PICK UP BED LINER All Star, black, fair
cond. 57"x95", fits Dodge Dakota $75/OBO
OPICK UP TOPPER great cond, silver
60"x91" fits S-10 longbed. $200/OBO.
Call 352-529-9107 12-1-08-2-12

98 Accord 4 door
129K Miles, runs great, looks good. Tires
and timing belt in last year. Clean and very
dependable. $3300. Chris. 386-916-9161
12-3-3-12


Wanted


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!
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Harvin gives 'thumbs up' as sprained ankle heals


By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org

'Billy Gonzales is having a case
of d6ja vu.
The UF wide receivers coach
remembers a series of events two
years ago where the Gators lost a
midseason game Percy Harvin
was injured against FSU, and then
he" returned to earn MVP honors
in the Southeastern Conference
Championship Game a week later.
The then-freshmanhad 105 yards
and a touchdown on six carries and
caught five passes for 62 yards and
another score against Arkansas.
Two years later, is an encore
about to occur?
There wasn't much of a status
update Monday, as coach Urban
Meyer still labeled Harvin as ques-
tionable with a sprained ankle for
Saturday's game against No. 1
Alabama.
"The great news in the training
room today, it's very positive, very
positive, a lot of thumbs up, includ-
ing from the player, a big thumbs
up, a smile on his face," Meyer said.
"He's as competitive a human being
as I've ever been around. He's doing


By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Staff Writer
Sedrexler@alligator.org

After Saturday's game against
Florida State, UF coach Urban Meyer
called his kickoff coverage team "a
joke."
This weekend, that performance
will have to be improved.
The Gators will be kicking off
and punting to Alabama's Javier
Arenas, who leads the Southeastern
Conference in punt return yards
(557) and is eighth in the conference
in kick return average (22.6 yards per
return).
"I think he's electric," Meyer said
at Monday's teleconference. "The area
where he's ridiculous is punt returns.
We're pretty good at that phase, but
I'm not sure.we've faced a challenge
like this one."
The Gators allowed Seminoles re-
turner Michael Ray Garvin to get 172
yards on five kickoff returns.
Meyer is aware of the importance


everything he can possibly do, and
our training staff's the best in col-
lege football. That's all positive.
"The negative is it's a sprained
ankle, and we know what sprained
ankles mean. We're going to boot
him, and he will not do anything
until later in the week."
Meyer admitted game plans
will be made for both possibilities
with Harvin or
without.
Gtense And if the junior
Off e playmaker can't go,
it will free up some
offensive touches, although it's not
certain where they will go.
Running backs coach Kenny
Carter said Jeff Demps and leading
rusher Chris Rainey would likely
see two or three more carries each.
"You put them in situations
where they can get into space and
make things happen just like Percy,"
Carter said.
Meyer mentioned Brandon
James might get some Harvin-like
looks, but the junior has only one
carry and one catch in the last five
games.
Receiver Louis Murphy, second
SEE HARVIN, PAGE 20


of field position and knows his team
cannot succeed if Alabama racks up
the yards on kickoffs.
"That's going to have a big impact
on the game," Meyer said. "Every
yard, every 10-yard increment is go-
ing to be critical."
DEFENSIVE TACKLE INJURIES: With
Brandon Antwine (sprained knee)
doubtful for the
SEC Championship
Game and Matt
SPatchan out, Meyer
is toying with the
idea -of using de-
fensive end Carlos
Dunlap as an inte-
Meyer rior lineman.
"We're going to take a peek at
(Dunlap) inside," Meyer said. "He
does that in our odd package."
The Gators' healthy defensive
tackles are Jaye Howard, Lawrence
Marsh, Terron Sanders and Torrey
Davis. Marsh will be 100 percent
for Alabama after recovering from a
sprained MCL, Meyer said.


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UF receiver Percy Harvin is brought down by Florida State cornerback Korey Mangum and linebacker Ni-
gel Bradham during the Gators' 45-15 win at'FSU on Saturday. Harvin sprained his ankle on the play.
I


UF out to prove it's no finesse team


After months of practices, games and
Dan Mullen who needs to spend
his free time sprucing up the ol' re-
sume because I've heard SportsCenter tout
him for open coaching positions on two
separate occasions it all comes down to
this.
All year long, UF has said its goal for
this season is playing in the Southeastern
Conference Championship Game. Nothing
more, nothing less.
And now that it's finally here, it looks
like an absolutely delicious matchup. Two
of the top four teams in America and the top
two coaches in college football (sorry, Pete
Carroll, call me when you stop getting upset
by scrubs every season) whose presence and
confidence borders on arrogance.
There's also a mash of two contrasting
styles. Alabama runs an old school pro-style
offense with a big, tough running back and a
quarterback whose job is to not screw it up.
In other words, a game-manager.
The Gators run a fancy spread offense
with diminutive running backs and a
Heisman Trophy winner who wants noth-


ing more than to beat
you himself by run-
ning you over on his
way to the end zone.
But there's one
thing the Gators
Karl Hyppolite don't want you to
Hy-Lite Reels call this matchup: a
khyppolite@alligator.org game between tough
Crimson Tide and
finesse UF.
In sports, finesse is a euphemism for soft,
and the Gators want you to know one thing:
They aren't soft.
"We're definitely not soft," wide receiver
David Nelson said. "That's something we
worked on in the off-season, making sure
that we were tough. We may be a finesse
team, but we're not soft."
It's hard to call the Gators soft when they
sport one of the best defenses and running
attacks in the country. South Carolina en-
tered their game as one of the top-ranked
defenses in the country, and 56 points later
SEE KARL, PAGE 20


NBA
Magic 88
Celtics 107
NFL
Jaguars 17
Texans 30


N Former UF forward Corey Brewer
tore his ACL and will miss the rest of
the NBA season. Brewer was averag-
ing 6 points and 3.3 rebounds a game
for the Minnesota Timberwolves.


Today's question: What is the most important area for the
Gators in the SEC Championship Game?

Monday's question: Do you think Percy Harvin will play in
the SEC Championship Game?


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By TYLER JETT
Alligator Contributing Writer


The troubled 8-year-old boy moved from
a mother unable to love and care for him to a
grandmother who did exactly that.
Today, that young boy has grown up and
is less than one month away from stepping on
to UF's campus as the newest member of the
football team and the College of Journalism and
Communications.
Dee Finley has many people to thank for the
position he is in: the volunteer football coach
who taught him the game as a freshman at
Auburn (Ala.) High, the head of the prep school
where he raised his SAT score high enough to
qualify for a Division 1 scholarship, himself
for working hard enough to finally becoming a
Gator after being academically ineligible.
But, above everyone else, Finley thanks his
grandmother, Geraldine Finley, for loving him
and taking him into her home when he was a
young boy in need of guidance.
He didn't know it at the time, but it changed
his life.
"She adopted me when I was real young,
before I could remember. She's like my moms,"
Finley said. "I do a lot of this for her."
Finley lived with his biological mother when
he was young, but her inability to raise him
resulted in numerous disciplinary problems.
He was a disrespectful student in elementary
school and found himself in a delinquency pro-
gram. That's when Geraldine got a call.
"He wasn't in a good environment,"
Geraldine said in a soft, southern accent. "He
wasn't told what to do, how to do it and (no-
body) made sure he was eating right. ... Schools
started calling me because I was the next grand-
mother that could care for him."
And that is exactly what she did. The boy
needed a roof over his head? He got it. He
needed healthy food? Geraldine was in the
kitchen. Clothes? Grandma came through.
But in a true lesson that life is n6t fair,
the woman with one of the biggest hearts in
Alabama was diagnosed with epilepsy, a neu-
rological condition that causes unprovoked
seizures and can leave her bedridden for days.
The disorder has made it impossible for her
taff to keep a job, so the family lives on food stamps


and other forms of government assistance in a
$425-a-month apartment.
The epilepsy affects her neurological system,
but it can't touch her compassion toward her
grandchildren. Geraldine recently invited Dee's
cousins Taye and Jaye third- and fifth-grad-
ers at Cary Woods Elementary School into
her home for the same reasons she had helped
Dee when he was little.
"Where they were, I just thought things were
going to go bad for them," Geraldine said. "I
just opened my doors and said, 'Come on in.'
I'll take the time to care, take them to school. Let
them know what's right and what's wrong."
It wasn't until Finley was in ninth grade
that he started playing organized sports. He
picked up football quickly, though, and had
his first scholarship offer during his sophomore
season.
"I never played pee-wee or junior high,"
Finley said. "When I started playing, I had a
feel for it."
"He wants to get to Florida. That's
what he came here for."
Bill Chaplick
Milford Academy football coach

One person who helped him get up to speed
was Willie Hutchinson. Hutchinson knew
Finley when he was young and saw potential,
something he helped Finley live up to while
volunteering as a coach at Auburn High.
Hutchinson coached Finley as a defensive back,
and Finley lists him as one of the people he
most admires, behind Geraldine.
Finley continued to grow and learn the intri-
cacies of football, and the offers started stack-
ing up. By the time he was a senior, Finley had
morphed into a 6-1, 193-pound safety with a 4.5
second forty-yard dash.
Schools like Auburn, Alabama, Oklahoma,
LSU and Georgia offered scholarships to Finley,
but he settled on UF after his visit to Gainesville
in the summer of 2007.
"My first time visiting (Gainesville), it was
just like a defining mome," Finley said. "I end-
ed the recruiting early and everything."
The UF recruiting class was set to bolster
the team's defensive backfield with Finley and


current freshman Will Hill competing for early
playing time.
However, Finley was unable to meet the
NCAA's academic requirements to receive
a scholarship. Suddenly, all his plans'had
changed. Instead of playing for what would
become a national title contender, Finley would
have to compete against bottom-feeder football
championship series teams and junior varsity
teams.
"His entire senior year, all he talked about
was Florida, Florida, Florida," said Tiffany
Pitts, Finley's high school guidance counselor.
Pitts said Finley's grades improved as he
got older, and the idea of earning a scholarship
became a reality, but it was too late after years
of ignoring homework.
His dreams of playing for the Gators had
been delayed, not derailed. Chuck Heater, JF's
safeties coach, already had plans for Finley
should he fail to qualify.
Those plans were in New Berlin, New York.
The Milford Academy, a prep school that
specializes in helping football players increase
their SAT scores to qualify for scholarships, was
the perfect place for Finley. Not only was he
able to prepare for the SAT, but he prepared for
life as a college athlete.
"He wasn't used to going through the
regimen that we have here," Milford coach Bill
Chaplick said. "Working out, training all sum-
mer, getting up at 6:30 in the morning to lift
before school."
Finley started on Milford's defense all year
and helped the team to a 9-3 record.
His work on the field was good, and his
study habits were encouraging.
Based on the NCAA's sliding qualification
scale, Finley had the choice of either raising
his SAT score or his GPA to receive his scholar-
ship.
He raised both.
For Finley, now comes the easiest yet lon-
gest part: waiting.
"He wants to get to Florida. That's wilt he
came here for," Chaplick said.
Finley can't move to Gainesville until he fin-
ishes his semester at Milford later this month.
"All he needed at the time he was growing
up was someone to show him that they loved
him and they wanted him to be somebody,"
Geraldine said.
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20, ALLIGATOR a TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2,2008


Tyus continues to dominate in best stretch of career


HE HAS SCORED MORE
THAN 20 POINTS TWICE.

y MIKE DIFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

There are a lot of questions sur-
rounding the UF frontcourt this
season. Lately, Alex Tyus has had all
the answers.
The sophomore announced
his arrival with a game-high 24
points against Syracuse during the
O'Reilly CBE Classic and topped
the breakout performance with a
career-high 25 in the No. 23 Gators'
(5-1) win over Missouri-Kansas City
on Sunday.
T! what has become something
k of a calling card, Tyus rained down
seven rim-rocking dunks against the


Kangaroos.
"I always try and go out and
make a spectacular play," Tyus said.
Tyus took his first leap toward
stardom against the Orange in
Kansas City, Mo.
The critics are still waiting for
him to land.
When he takes the floor tonight
against Florida A&M (1-5) at 7 in the
O'Connell Center, Tyus will once
again try and quiet the chorus of
doubt.
Often knocked for his lack of
size, the 6-foot-8 Tyus is far from a
traditional center.
. "Alex isn't going to be a block-to-
block post-up guy," UF coach Billy
Donovan said. "He has to be on the
run. He has to be on the move. He
needs to slash to the basket. That's
who he is."
Relying on athleticism and a


spring-like leaping ability, Tyus (13
points per game) has made the posi-
tion his own.
At 6-foot-l0, 275 pounds,
Syracuse center
Arinze Onuaku
was supposed to
be too much for
Men's Tyus to handle.
Basketball Instead, it was
Onuaku who was
left in the haze of
Tyus's high-tops.
"I try and use my athleticism
and out-quick people a little bit,"
Tyus said.
Donovan knows Tyus wasn't
made in the same mold as the men
who patrolled the paint before him
like Marreese Speights, Joakim
Noah and Al Horford, but it hasn't
stopped him from taking advantage
of the strengths of a non-traditional


post player.
"I don't think Alex is this 6-foot-
10, 250-pound banging, smashing
guy. That's just not who he is, but
that's not how we're trying to use
him," Donovan said. "We're trying
to take advantage of what he brings
to the table."
While Donovan tries to spin his
center's physical shortcomings into
an offensive mismatch for oppo-
nents, he knows Tyus will have to
answer the defensive bell.
"He has great athleticism, but
people aren't going to let him play
behind the baseline. They're not
going to let him run down the floor
and just get dunks," Donovan said.
"There is going to come a point
when he has to put his body into
plays."
INJURY UPDATE: Sophomore
Hudson Fricke broke both of his


wrists in what coaches describe as
a "freak accident" after an exercise
ball he was sitting on popped dur-
ing a workout.
Don't expect to see Adam Allen
in the lineup any time soon, either.
The sophomore is still struggling to
recover from the knee injury that has
plagued him all season.
A redshirt is looking more and
more likely for freshman Eloy
Vargas, who is still working his way
back into playing shape after being
sidelined for most of the fall because
of his recovery from summer ankle
surgery.
S"I don't know when we're going
to get Adam back, and I don't know
if we are going to get Eloy to the
point where he can contribute this
year, so we're going forward with
the idea that we only have nine
guys," Donovan said.


Injury brings back flashes of 2006


HARVIN, from page 18

on the team with 32 catches and 525 yards,
could see more balls thrown his way. Another
option is tight endAaron Hemandez, who is
coming off a big game against Florida State
(four catches, 61 yards, 2 TDs). Wideout
David Nelson has also earned praise of late
with five catches in the last two weeks after
only two in the first 10 games.
But there is no easy answer for replacing
the Gators' leading receiver and second-lead-
ing rusher.
"(Harvin's) such a great player and such
an asset to this team, not one player can step
and just completely have this offense going
the way it was," Nelson said. "It's going to
take two or three of us to step in at his posi-
tion and moving a few key people to different
posi)ns to try and even up to where we
were."
Even if Harvin plays, he likely will sit until
Friday's walkthrough, and that could hamper


his performance. Gonzales said he will work
one-on-one to keep him mentally sharp, but
Harvin had only 39 yards on six touches
against Miami, a week where he didn't work
out until Friday due to injury.
"No matter how good you are or who you
are it definitely helps
when you're gifted but
ultimately you play your
best ball when you have
a chance to get those reps
throughout the week,"
Gonzales said.
But he has some cred-
Harvin ability after his standout
performance in 2006.
Gonzales said he and Harvin realized the
similarities on Sunday and laughed about it.
The playmaker is making sure his head
coach notices too.
"He plays well in this game," Meyer said
with a chuckle Monday. "He made that very
clear to me a couple thousand times in the
last two days."


KARL, from page 18


they weren't.
It comes with the territory when
you run a spread offense that you will
be considered a finesse team. But the
Gators would have you know you can
still be a tough team while running the
newfangled spread offense.
"We're one of those teams. We're
a downhill running team," running
backs coach Kenny Carter said. "We
want to run the ball. Just because we
run a spread doesn't mean we're not
a running team. The perception is
what it is, and all that matters is that
you have a 'W' at the end of the day.
'Whether you're finesse or tough, our
whole thing is to play physical and do
the best we can."


The other thing to consider is that
the Gators defense has had its great-
est success against teams with power
backs like Tennessee's Arian Foster,
who was held to 14 rushes for 37
yards, and LSU's Charles Scott, who
got only 35 yards on 12 carries.
That's something Alabama tailback
Glen Coffee will have to think about
when he lines up on Saturday
Of course, the Gators haven't faced
an offensive line as big and physical
as the Crimson Tide's, and they are
aware of that.
"We're going to have to bring our
A-plus game," defensive line coach
Dan McCamey said. "It's outstanding,
but the good news is that we face a
great offensive line every day."
And we'll find out Saturday if
they're physical enough to deal with
them.


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