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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2008


CLAS faculty want laid-off profs reinstated


* ABOUT 100 FACULTY ATTENDED.

By STEPHANIE ROSENBERG
Alligator Staff Writer
srosenberg@alligator.org

An air of discontent lingered in Dauer
Hall on Wednesday as about 100 UF faculty
members from the College of Liberal Arts and


Sciences took a stand for what they wanted.
Faculty members came together as the
College Faculty Assembly and took a standing
vote in favor of reinstating three tenure-track
CLAS faculty members and three tenure-track
CLAS language lecturers all of whom are to
be laid off in June due to budget cuts.
As faculty members expressed dishearten-
ment, all eyes turned to Andrea Pham, assis-
tant professor of Vietnamese and linguistics.


Pham said she was a year away from tenure
but was one of seven laid-off faculty in the
college.
UF Pham said she was
Academics told she was laid off for
financial reasons, but after
an investigation into the
matter, she heard differently. She said six of
the seven faculty laid off were women, and all
seven were foreign-born.


"When I don't know why I'm laid off and
given that fact, I just have to draw the conclu-
sion that I'm laid off because I'm foreign-bom
and I'm a woman," she said.
To meet the college's 6 percent share of
UF's $47 million budget crunch in summer, Joe
Glover, UF provost and former interim CLAS
dean, made the decision to lay off the faculty
SEE STORY, PAGE 9


Former UF prof


grows Xmas trees


John Gregory holds a saw after cutting down one of the Christmas trees on his 14-acre farm, Unicorn Hill
Christmas Tree Farm, for a family Monday afternoon.


By ANDREA ASUAJE
Alligator Writer
aasuaje@alligator.org

No snow, sleds or
Santa Claus are required:
for John and Cathryn Gregory,
it's always Christmastime.
John, a former UF professor,
and Cathryn, a former Spanish
teacher, both 64, have been grow-
ing trees at the Unicorn Hill
Christmas Tree Farm since 1981.
Unicorn Hill, at 3605 N.W. 69th St.,
is the only Christmas tree farm in
Gainesville.
The Gregorys bought the 14
acres in 1977 a decision John
said many people- questioned be-
cause of the old car parts scattered
around the land.
"A lot of people thought we
were crazy," he said.
They started growing
Christmas trees in 1981, after a UF


graduate student working on his
thesis suggested that hogs, blue-
berries or Christmas trees could
make the land profitable.
"A lot of people thought
we were crazy."
John Gregory
former UF professor

When it was time to make a de-
cision, the couple was sure about
one thing.
"We didn't want to
raise hogs," Cathryn said.
They sold their first tree in 1984
and have been in business ever
since, selling trees to families that
come to chop them down.
The farm sells seven kinds of
trees, including the Southern red
cedar what Cathryn calls the
traditional Christmas tree of the
SEE FARM, PAGE 8


STATE

Florida university system receives an F for affordability


By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org

Florida's State University System got its
report card, and the returns aren't pretty.
The National Center for Public Policy and
Higher Education released the latest edition
of its biennial report Wednesday and gave
the state of Florida mediocre marks overall,
including a D in participation and an F in af-
fordability.


Florida earned F's in the affordability cat-
egories in the 2004 and 2006 reports, as well.
Other states did not fare much better. Forty-
nine states earned F's in affordability this year,
with the lone exception of California, which
was given a C.
UF spokesman Steve Orlando said it was
odd the state received the low mark just two
days after the College Board released data for
the 2007-2008 school year that shows Florida
having the lowest average tuition and fees
among all 50 states, coming in at $3,361.


"When basically every state in the
country gets a failing grade, what.
are they saying?"
Bill Edmonds
Board of Governors spokesman

Bill Edmonds, Board of Governors spokes-
man, harshly criticized the study. The board
oversees Florida's 11 public universities.
"When basically every state in the country


gets a failing grade, what are they saying?"
Edmonds said.
No one from the National Center for Public
Policy and Higher Education was available for
comment Wednesday evening.
According to the report, higher education
has become less attainable for students, and
poor and working-class families must devote
24 percent of their income to pay for the costs
of a four-year public school, even after all aid
has been disbursed.
SEE REPORT, PAGE 9


* Alabama signal-
caller John Parker
Wilson (right) cares
more about being
a team manager
than racking up
stats. His running
game and wide
receivers help him'
guide the Tide.
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Thursday through Wednesday,
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Reitz Union Colonnade
Recurso will be auctioning
artwork, jewelry and other
holiday gifts. All proceeds ben-
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Fraternity Row
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and Alpha Delta Pi Sorority
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Santa's Visit. Visiting children
will make candy-cane reindeer,
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 3


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Alligator lacks editor applicant; staffers frustrated


By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Writer

Newsrooms across the country have
been hit hard by the nation's troubled
economy, and the Independent Florida
Alligator is not immune to the industry's
dip in morale.
Members of the staff said at a Tuesday
night meeting that over the past few years,
they have become increasingly frustrated
over a number of issues, with long hours
and low pay at the top of the list.
As a result, no one has applied for the
position of editor-in-chief for the first time
that Ed Barber, president emeritus of the
student newspaper, can 'remember in his
four decades with the Alligator, he said..
It is unclear what will happen if no one
applies. Mike Foley, UF journalism profes-
sor, said it would be tough to put out a
newspaper without an editor.
"You can't fly a plane without a pilot,"
Foley said.
.Although the application deadline has
been extended once, which isn't uncom-
mon, the new deadline to pick up an appli-


cation ends today. As of Wednesday, there
have been no takers, said Tricia Carey, the
Alligator's general manager.
The Alligator's Board of Directors will
meet Dec. 12 to choose a new editor. Jean
Chance, chairwoman of the board, said
members could be forced to delay a deci-
sion until a qualified applicant is found.
She thinks it's possible that someone will
step up in time for the board's meeting.
The lack of interest in the position, along
with the need to address a number of other
issues within the organization, prompted
Editor in Chief Jessica DaSilva to hold a
meeting between the board and student
staff members Tuesday night, where emo-
tional reporters, editors and production
staff aired their grievances with the paper.
Nicole Safker, the Alligator's photo edi-
tor, said staff members do the work of three
to four people and are feeling burned out.
The lack of money to pay its entire editorial
staff minimum wage and buy equipment
are also huge issues, Safker said.
"I feel like the job itself is still a lot of
fun, but the overall experience isn't fun
anymore," she said.


Students have to use their own laptops
and software to edit photos and videos
because the Alligator's equipment is so
old, she said. She also said she calculated
earlier this semester that she was making
about $3 an hour.
"You can't fly a plane
without a pilot."
Mike Foley
UF journalism professor

"It's getting to the point where I can't
do it anymore for financial reasons," she
said.
Carey said decreasing advertising rev-
enue is mainly to blame. The Alligator is
entirely dependent on money from adver-
tising, and companies have less money to
spend at the Alligator, she said.
The paper's financial situation is not
bad enough that it is in jeopardy of col-
lapsing, she said.
"It's a bump in the road," she said.
"We'll get through this."
Barber said the Alligator has survived


a fire, hurricanes, demonstrators and even
death threats, and the newspaper will get
through this rut.
"I'm hoping the same sort of grit and
same, determination will continue among
the student staff in this instance," he said.
DaSilva said she knows the Alligator
could be much better if given the proper
resources and if it could recruit more staff.
"I know my staff would blow everyone
away with what they could produce if they
had the equipment and the means and the
pay and the time to do it," she said.
She said she would also like to see the
Alligator focus more on online content
and get more support from UF's College of
Journalism and Communications and from
the board.
DaSilva said the current state of the
Alligator is upsetting.
"It hurts as an editor," she said. "It
makes you feel like a parent who can't
bring home enough money to, you know,
feed your family.
"I just feel so powerless that I can't
help my family because that's what these
people have become to me," she said.


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Indian student group holds vigil for Mumbai victims


* ABOUT 200 STUDENTS
ATTENDED CEREMONY.

By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Contributing Writer

About 200 students stood
silently at the Reitz Union
Amphitheater on Wednesday
night in the midst of flickering
candlelight. -
The crowd stood in remem-
brance of those who died in the
Mumbai, India, terrorist attacks
last week.
The candlelight vigil, which
was organized by the Indian
Graduate Students Association,
offered a place for UF's Indian
students to grieve together in a
time of tragedy.
During the memorial, students
lit candles that formed a peace
sign silhouette with the word
"Mumbai" in the middle. One
student read a poem written in
Hindi; which is spoken by many
Indians.
"India has been tolerant," said
Navin Goyal, president of the as-
sociation. "But now it is time to
take action."

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Indian students make up the
largest number of UF's interna-
tional students, according to UF
records.
"This is like someone enter-
ing through my front door," said
Vijay Jagdale, a graduate student
from Mumbai. "They tried to cre-
ate fear, but India is a growing
power."
Like Jagdale, Ameya Ganchha
is also from Mumbai, and his par-
ents work near the
On area that has seen the
Campus most destruction.
Ganchha said he
did not initially real-
ize the magnitude of the attacks.
"It hit me a few hours later,"
he said. "I was really worried."
He said it is too early to blame
or hate a particular group.
"If we give into hatred, then
the terrorists have already won,"
he said.
"It'll take more than this to
scare us."
Students had the opportunity
to speak out about the attacks
during the ceremony.
Ajoy Saha, a UF graduate
student, said it is necessary for


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Students light candles during a candlelight vigil at the Reitz Union Amphitheater on Wednesday
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together. said. tional anthem proudly into the
"We should stand up and not The service ended with hope night.


E-cards allow UF to spread earth-friendly holiday cheer


By LAUREN BAKER
Alligator Writer
Ibaker@alligator.org

Those among The Gator Nation who
are making a list and checking it twice this
season can cross off finding a card to send
out for the holidays.
For the second time, UF is offering a
selection of electronic cards adorned with
Gator and holiday spirit that anyone can
download and e-mail.
Last year, UFR President Bernie Machen
encouraged the switch to electronic ex-
changes of holiday merriment to save trees
and money.


In addition to the nine new- cards of-
fered this season, there is an animated
card available in which snowflakes flutter
in front of Century Tower, outlined in a
string of lights.
"It adds another element of fun," said
Dan Williams, UF's director of marketing
communications in University Relations.
The cards can be found at http://
identity.ufl.edu/gatorNation/cards.html.
While the free, ready-made cards won't
put a damper on a holiday budget, there
is a price for those seeking a personalized
touch.
The University Relations Publication
Group, which designs the cards, can create


a custom-made card with a personal mes-
sage and design, Williams said.
While some may feel paper cards are
more personal, Williams
said the economy has
made cost-cutting cards
acceptable.
"There was a time
when I think an elec-
tronic card would have
been considered less sen-
Brazda sitive," Williams said.
Williams said he includes a message
on his card touting UF's earth-friendly
commitment to sustainability to show re-
cepients that his e-card isn't prompted by


cheapness.
Chris Brazda, UF Foundation spokes-
man, said thousands of dollars were saved
on printing and postage. last year by mak-
ing the transition to online.
Of the 55,000 members in the UF
Alumni Association, about 30,000 will re-
ceive holiday cheer via cyberspace.
Those with no e-mail on file will get
nothing, Brazda said:
Williams said he has yet to select his
e-card.
"I should probably be giving" that
thought fairly soon," he said. "To be hon-
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UF holiday traditions continue


* UF'S HOLIDAY TRADITIONS BEGAN WITH
'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' READING IN 1929.

By LAUREN BAKER
Alligator Writer
lbaker@alligator.org

Santa Claus is still welcome in college towns.
After the president of Florida Gulf Coast University
banned holiday decorations from campus last week,
he received so much backlash from employees that he
reversed the decision six days later.
President Wilson G. Bradshaw wrote in a Nov.'
26 campuswide memo that the ban was made in an
effort "to achieve a difficult balance" with various
beliefs among FGCU employees.
UF's own holiday traditions, which were original-
ly developed in accordance with Christian belief, aim
to accommodate the diversity of the campus crowd.
UF spokesman Steve Orlando said UF has no ban
on its holiday traditions.
UF's holiday festivities began at a private frater-
nity party in 1929, when Dean Walter J. Matherly per-
formed a reading of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas
Carol" at the Sigma Nu Fraternity.
The reading grew into a campuswide event and
moved to the University Auditorium in 1957, accord-
ing to UF records.
The reading ceremony joined Christmas on


Campus, a tradition that started in 1949 and is today
known as Sounds of the Season. The original 'pro-
gram, which narrated Christ's birth, was interspersed
with musical pieces from Florida's Choral Union.
Sounds of the Season, also performed in the
University Auditorium, features seasonal music from
various cultures.
In 1957, the wife of then-UF president J. Wayne
Reitz suggested there be a Christmas tree-light-
ing procession outside of the
auditorium. When the cedar tree
became too large to decorate in
1987, the ceremony was moved
to the fir tree on the Reitz Union
North Lawn, said Joyce Dewsbury,
special collections coordinator of
Smathers Library.
Orlando It doesn't take much to deck
UF's halls these days.
Eddie Daniels, Reitz lnion executive director, said
decorations take about an hour and a half to set up,
and about $30 was spent on holiday decorations this
year to replace the bulbs for the tree lighting.
Orlando said garlands wrapped around the
Union's staircase banisters and tree lights may be as-
sociated with Christmas tradition, but they are meant
to carry a general holiday feeling.
"It happens to be the one that many people iden-
tify with at this time of year," he said. "You don't see
signs that say 'Merry Christmas.'"


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with four-day week


Taking a cue from the city
of Gainesville, the Alachua
County Department of Public
Safety will be switching to a
four-day, 10-hour a day work-
week beginning Monday.
Carol Davis, spokes-
woman for the department,
said by cutting Friday hours
and extending the length of
the workday, the department
would conserve energy and
save money in utilities.
Employees will continue
to work a 40-hour workweek
by opening the office at 7:30
a.m. and closing at 5:30 p.m.
The department, which is
composed of Public Safety
Headquarters and Emergency
Operations Center, handles


financial and administration
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Progressive?

CLAS firings reflect bias,

not diversity
H ere at the Editorial Board, we have noticed that the re-
peated appearance of a few key factors in the Alligator
has actually presented us with a defined cycle.
The failing economy leads to budget cuts. Budget cuts lead
to layoffs. Layoffs lead to finger-pointing and angry protest-
ers. And we get to document all of it.
This time around, the cycle is affecting the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences. UF's recent budget cuts have been
widely reported locally, so it was not a surprise to see a large
portion of the cutbacks aimed at UF's largest college.
It was also not a surprise to see the resistance presented
by CLAS students and faculty at the time these budget cuts
were announced.
What was surprising, though, was which CLAS faculty
members were chosen to be laid off.
In total, seven faculty members are scheduled to be laid
off in June. Six of the seven are women. All seven were born
outisde of the U.S.
Folks, that's not a good thing.
The CLAS Faculty Assembly with professional exper-
tise spanning from physics to foreign language voted 113-
to-1 to reinstate six of the seven ousted CLAS members.
That's a resounding majority. We can't help but believe
that something was afoot, the former CLAS dean's deci-
sion to trim the budget via these seven conveniently similar
people.
The Editorial Board truly hopes the decision to let go of
these people was not based on the their gender or ethnicity.
UF is supposed to provide a diverse education; deciding lay-
offs in this manner would terribly contradict one of UF's core
ideals.
As much as we don't want to believe it, it's hard to ignore
the cries of the 100-plus people directly involved in the situ-
ation.


TF' is for fail


Congratulations college
students of Florida
(the state, not the
university of), your state's
educational report card isn't
refridgerator-worthy.
In fact, according to
the National Center for
Public Policy and Higher
Education, Florida's higher
education system is lagging
behind many other states.
Florida's grades were un-.
remarkable, including a C for
the percentage of residents'
who have bachelor's degrees
and an F in affordability.
You heard it right. The
state that is home to some
of the lowest tuition rates in
the nation failed to make the
affordability grade.
It isn't all that perplexing,
really.
Tuition is not the sole
factor in determining an in-
stitution's affordability. The
percentage of income per


family dedicated to higher
education is also taken into
account.,
Florida's "relatively mea-
ger state investment in need-
based financial aid" helped
to grind down the state's
affordability grade.
There's no need to panic
and head for the out-of-state
university hills, though.
Florida wasn't the only state
to be dubbed unaffordable.
Actually, only one state
- California received a
passing grade, and they only
got a C.
We aren't, sure how ac-
curate these report cards
are, but it's important to
remember that the entire
state is evaluated, npt single
institutions.
We have nowhere to go
but up in terms of afford-
ability, which you.and your
wallet will be thankful for in
the future.


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Transition to new school hard, lonely


When people search for the cause of a problem, the
last place they generally look is in the mirror.
Maybe my willingness to stereotype and
open my column with a cliche reveals another problem I
ought to add to the ever-growing list.
The last few months have been some of the most try-
ing times of my life as I've attempted to adjust to my new
existence as a graduate student.
What I am dealing with now truly pales in comparison
to some of the "real" problems I have faced in my lifetime.
Monday marks the fifth anniversary of my father's death
- nothing short of a sucker fsunch to the gut. No high
school senior should have to face the prospect of burying
a parent.
There is no big crisis currently bogging down my life:
No immediate family member battling cancer, no parent
facing unemployment or friend struggling with substance
abuse. Instead, I am left to be selfish about the shortcom-
ings in my own life and to dwell on the fact that I am
deeply alone living in Gainesville as a graduate student.
I never realized what a privileged life I led as an
undergrad until my time at the University of Maryland
had passed. Sadly, I can recall family members and older
friends warning how seemingly overnight I would be
walking down the aisle to receive my diploma. Simply
put, I failed to grasp the importance of living in the' mo-
ment.
I didn't know what to expect when I first arrived in
Florida. I never expected things would be the same as they
were at Maryland, where I lived, ate and attended class
with my fraternity brothers. Maybe electing to live by my-
self was a bad idea. A nerdy roommate, or even a messy
one, would have been better than having no one to talk to
sans making a call on my cell phone.


Things have been rough from
the start: I found myself striking
up conversations with cashiers,
even going so far as to break up
my shopping list over a few stores
with hopes that I would meet new
Daniel Seco people.
letters@alligator.org How's that for candor?
You don't need to tell me to
get off my fat, lazy ass and stop
feeling sorry for myself. I'm just in a position where I re-
ally don't know what to do. Maybe I expect too much out
of a friendship. Maybe I set my standards too high when
looking for a friend. Or maybe I'm just not nearly as fun or
interesting as I perceive myself to be.
I look around the classrooms of my graduate courses,
but I fail to see anyone who is similar to me. Sure, I talk
to some of my colleagues on Gchat or Facebook, but it's
hardly what one could, deem a genuine friendship.
To be fair, I have found myself on the cusp of friend-
ship, only to act overbearing and expect too much out
of the still-budding relationship. Unrealistically, I want
my newfound friendships to mimic those I enjoyed just
months ago as an undergrad.
Grad school has me on the fast track to E.D. and senil-
ity, but all I want is for my life to unfold a little bit more
like "Entourage."
I hardly fit the typical perception of a grad student: I
rock Jordans; I can still date undergrads without it seem-
ing creepy; and I toss academics to the back burner more
often than not.
So, what are you doing this weekend?
Daniel Seco is a journalism graduate student. His column
appears on Thursdays.


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Letters to the Editor
Dorm rent increase not a surprise
This spring, on-campus residents will pay a
midyear increase in rent.
As the president of the Inter-Residence
Hall Association (IRHA), the student orga-
nization that works year-round to represent
residents to the Department of Housing and
all other parts of UF, I can say that the article
in Tuesday's Alligator was not the first time
residents have heard about this, despite some
who thought otherwise.
Norb Dunkel, director of housing, spoke
to IRHA in October about this very likely
increase.
IRHEA leaders asked questions and gave
feedback to the department on the increase,
and I want to thank Dunkel for being so direct
with residence hall leaders on this very sensi-
tive matter.
With the recent increases in utilities, even
with maintaining our current utilities use,
costs will soar after January. Salary increases,
wage increases and administrative costs to UF
will affect rent increases for next year as well.
These increases make living situations


more difficult, but as I have seen in the past,
I know the housing department will work
closely with IRHA to make sure residents fare
well.
If you have any concerns about the rental
rate increase or anything else, IRHA meet-
ings are at 6:15 p.m. on Mondays, and all are
welcome.
Jon Sheffield
IRHA President, 4LS



On-campus smoking not end of world
I graduated last semester, and I'm wonder-
ing if the smoking habits on campus have
changed. Is it really that big of a problem?
When I saw smokers on campus, they were
never right in the doorway of a building or
standing somewhere so I couldn't pass with-
out breathing in smoke.
In fact, they were usually somewhere out of
the way, even if they might have been within
the 50-foot designation.


I'm not a smoker, and I dislike the smell of-
cigarettes, too, but smelling a cigarette every
once in a while is not a reason to ban it com-
pletely.
You won't get cancer from smelling the oc-
casional cigarette for a brief moment.
Philip Weber
UF alumnus

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UF students should celebrate SEC win,
attend BCS championship game
Every UF student in Gainesville should
storm University Avenue when we win
against Alabama in the Southeastern
Conference Championship Game so we can
get it out of our systems.
This will allow us to go to Miami for the na-
tional championship game, and we will have
no regrets on missing out on a championship
riot on University Avenue.
Alex Barbag
4LS


Public debate meant for public
In response to the article about this
week's Senate meeting and the limiting
of public debate, I would like to clarify
a few things. Public debate exists to give
students input in Senate, and that is what
it should be used for.
Unfortunately, last week's Senate meet-
ing was used to stall the proceedings. We
were forced to adjourn due to the Reitz
Union closing, leaving several bills held
over to the next meeting.
Dilatory tactics like this have become
the hallmark of the Orange and Blue Party,
and they are impeding the efficiency and
proper functioning of Senate.
Simply look at their response to a
measure intended to expedite the meet-
ing: another hour of rhetoric that resulted
in nothing more than another five-hour
meeting.
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High food prices cause locals to turn to gardening


By SARA HORN
Alligator Contributing Writer

As a result of rising food costs
around the world; some people
have resorted to growing their own
food as an affordable alternative to
grocery shopping.
An experienced gardener can
produce a harvest for much less
than it can be bought in stores and
with improved nutritional value,
said Bala Rathinasabapathi, a UF
horticulture professor and plant
physiologist.
"You're growing some-
thing yourself, and that is fun,"
Rathinasabapathi said.
By growing their own veg-
etables, people also eliminate two
of the reasons for the high prices:
gas and fertilizer, which increase
production costs.
For students and residents who
have limited space for a garden at
home, the best option is a commu-
nity garden, such as the UF Organic
Garden Cooperative, on Southwest
23rd Terrace.
The cooperative is a large space
maintained by community members-
where everyone pays $15 dollars,
plus a refundable $5 dollar deposit
for a plot of land for six months.
It also provides tools, seeds
and the best gardeners in town,


Rathinasabapathi said.
Gainesville resident Laura
DiGruttolo has been a member of
the compound for a year.
"I've grown up with a green
thumb," DiGruttolo said. "It's my
therapy. It's cheaper than psycho-
therapy."
In the summer, she grew beans,
eggplants and tomatoes.
DiGruttolo's vegetables take the
place of store-bought veggies and
allow her to save money in the gro-
cery store, she said.
It's important that people don't
let high prices stop them from get-
ting in their fruits and vegetables, as
they're important sources of nutri-
tion, Rathinasabapathi said.
Within the past 10 years, research
done by medical and food scientists
has shown that chemicals in plants
have disease-preventing qualities
and can potentially reduce the
chance of cancer, heart problems
and Alzheimer's disease, he said.
"In the past, it was thought we
needed vegetables for vitamins,"
Rathinasabapathi said. "But now
we know they have a bigger role in
disease prevention."

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Wednesday afternoon.


Unicorn Hill Christmas Tree Farm sells about 300 to 400 trees a year


FARM, from page 1


South.
After 25 years of operation, John and
Cathryn plant, prune and sell the trees on their
own with some help on the weekends from
their two daughters, ages 30 and 31.
Now retired, John was a professor with the
UF College of Education for 35 years his first
and last job. He taught mathematics for educa-
tors and said he still does some consulting.
Although the job was wonderful, he said the
pressures from the university just melted
away when he left work and arrived home at
his farm.
"All my cares were gone," he said.
Both John and Cathryn said a love of the out-


doors and agriculture is just part of their lives.
John grew. up on a dairy farm, he said, and
Cathryn loved spending time at her grandfa-
ther's farm.
"This is what we love to do," he said.
Cathryn, who is now also retired, taught
-Spanish at Buchholz High School for 36 years.
Now that she has time, she waters the six fields
of Christmas trees by hand. The farm does not
have an irrigation system and the rows of trees
were previously watered only by the rain.
The farm is also home to wildlife, including
deer, hawks and turkeys, John said.
"We can't figure out how many flocks of
turkeys we have out here," he said. "We try to
live in harmony with them."
Not so with the armadillos, he said, which
dig deep holes underneath the trees.
"They have really become a nuisance,"


John said.
The holes must be filled before families ar-
rive at the farm so children running through
the rows don't get their feet caught and hurt
themselves.
"We can't figure out how many
flocks of turkeys we have out
here."
John Gregory
tree farmer


The farm sees returning families every
year, the couple said, some who travel from
as far as St. Augustine and Orlando to chop
down trees or picnic on the farm.
The trees run about $4 to $5 a foot, with the


average tree costing a bit less than $30.
The most expensive tree they've sold this
year was $62.50. It was 12 feet tall.
Cathryn said the farm parts with 300 to 400
trees a year, though as many as 7,000 may be
growing each year.
They replant about 2,000 each year.
Last year was their biggest selling year, and
they sold about 30 percent of the trees, she
said. They are unsure how many will sell this
year.
John said selling trees is only the begin-
ning.
"I think we're selling an experience," he
said.
Although the farm is a business, John said
it's much more than a moneymaker it's his
life.
"It's everything," he said.


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UF says more layoffs to come


CLAS, from page 1


members. Originally, 16 CLAS faculty
were pegged to lose their jobs.
Although the faculty assembly does
not have the power to reinstate laid-off
members, Glover said in an interview
he and new Dean Paul D'Anieri would
take the assembly's proposals into con-
sideration.
He said reinstatements would be
hypothetically possible if funds to cover.
the reinstated faculty members' salaries
were found. Neither Glover nor D'Anieri
attended the meeting.
D'Anieri wrote in an e-mail that he
will continue to work with faculty and
department chairs on this unprecedented
budget crunch. He said he will focus on
developing principles to guide decisions
if further cuts are necessary.
John Leavey, UF English profes-
sor and chairman of the CLAS Faculty
Council, addressed the lack of funds in
the meeting, saying a committee inves-
tigated the causes of CLAS finances in
April and found them to be problematic.


Leavey said the committee found funds
in UF's reserves that would allow the col-
lege to keep its laid-off faculty members.
UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes said
the university is doing its best to avoid
layoffs.
"But the bottom line is we cannot
dwell on what has already happened,
and that's not to mini-
UF mize the loss of facul-
Academics ty," she said. "That's a
terrible human toll."
Sikes said future layoffs are immi-
nent given the constraints of the state's
budget.
Also concerned about faculty layoffs
were about 40 members of the Asian
American Student Union who rallied
outside of Dauer Hall in favor of reinstat-
ing the faculty members. Some carried
posters that said "Save Languages."
"The student population here at UF
is really diverse. They're all different
heritages and cultures," said Alyssa
Wang, the organization's campus affairs
chairwoman. "And these languages were
really a good way for these students to
learn about their family."


Florida receives B-plus for completion


REPORT, from page 1


Orlando said the Florida Opportunity
Scholars program helps about 1,100 first-
generation students afford to come to
Gainesville who otherwise could not.
College opportunities for young and
working-age adults are poor, according
to the report. Forty schools earned a C or
lower in the participation category. Only
33 percent of people in Florida from ages
18 to 24 are enrolled in college.
The report did give Florida a B-plus in


completion, stating that 53 percent of col-
lege students complete a bachelor's de-
gree within six years.
-Both Edmonds
and Orlando said the
report card would not
directly lead to any
new proposals.
"The Board of
Governors knows
Orlando what we need to ad-
dress," Edmonds said.
"This kind of analysis doesn't help us in
any way."


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By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Writer
kmaistri@alligator.org

Members of UF's crew club
wrapped a two-day mission
Wednesday to row 554 miles
without leaving the Reitz Union
Colonnade.
The sports club launched its
Rowing -Across Florida fund-
raiser Tuesday with the hopes of
collecting enough money to build
a $30,000 boathouse.
The club, which consists
of men's and women's teams,
concluded its 554-mile row
- the longest straight line across
Florida Wednesday on three
ergometers, or stationary rowing
machines.
Two years ago, Tacachale,
the company that owns the land
where the current boathouse is
located, informed the team that
its building was not
Student up to code and would
have to be renovated
or rebuilt.
"They threatened
to kick us off the property and
sent us eviction notices and
everything," said Raf Crowley,
head coach 'of the women's crew
team.
The team, which was on UF's
short list to become a varsity
sport before women's lacrosse
was eventually added, came to
an agreement with the company
and began fundraising for the
new boathouse.
The 87 members of the team
are halfway to their goal and
are raising more money to hire a
contractor.
"A boathouse is a place to
store our equipment, build tradi-
tion and a good meeting point for
our team," said Matthew Kuhl,
president of the UF crew club
team.
The team usually raises mon-
ey by sending letters to parents
and others associated with the
program, but the team thought
it would be a good idea to set up
shop on campus, Kuhl said.
The women's team enjoyed
its most successful fall ever,
taking home two gold medals
at the Head of the Hooch com-
petition in Chattanooga, Tenn.,
in November. Crowley said he
hopes the team will be able to
raise enough money to make the
program even better and win the
state competition.
"We've done a lot in recent
years with very little," he said.
"We need help, and we need to
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a "64-year-old black she-male wHo's
been in and out of prison a couple
times."
"He wrote a lot of the songs,"
Poole said. "We met him toward the
end of our previous record."
Poole said Fruit was previously
part of a '70s band called Aroiial,
has no concern for what people think
and refuses to filter his words or ac-
tions. What Poole didn't say was that
Fruit is not a real person, but a dark
alter ego of the band's songwriter,
and frontman, Kevin Barnes.
Of Montreal will perform Friday
at The Venue with The Fiery Furnaces
and Fire Zuave.
Poole described the band's lat-
est album, "Skeletal Lamping," as
a journey into the dark side of the
human psyche. Skeletal lamping,
a method of hunting nocturnal
There are certain things
Si0 your psyche that you
probably don't want to
admit to, that you need to delve
deeper to see
Bryan Poole,
guitarist for Of Montreal
animals in the dark, metaphorically
describes the illumination of hidden
thoughts and desires. '.
"There are certain things in your
psyche that you probably don't want
to admit to, that you need to delve
deeper to see," Poole said. "A lot of
them are dark, sexual things. Some of
it's the feeling that people are against
you. There's thoughts of hurting
people that you love."
Some inspiration for "Skeletal
Lamping" came to the band when
they entered a mosque in Istanbul.
The locals took them out to din-
ner and bought a special liquor for
Dottie Alexander, the band's bass
player. Her reaction was weird and
adverse, Poole said.
The band's other members took
her back to the hotel. She started
babbling things they had never
heard before, like "I'm a fruit zombie
puppet" and "the licorice nipple is
always lasting." The band asked her
what she meant and wrote it down.
"There were some darker things
she said too that I can't say," Poole
said. "They may have been from
deep in her childhood or maybe even
past-life experiences or something."
Poole said Of Montreal's per-
formances resemble surrealist trag-
edies.
"If Apollinaire had written a
Greek tragedy, that's what we would
sound like," he said.
Doors at The Venue, located 233
W. University Ave., open at 9 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online for
$16.


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14, ALLIGATOR E THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4,2008


.- BELLE & SEBASTIAN
THE BBC SESSIONS
From the first endearingly fragile a cappella notes of
classic "The State I Amn In," a bashful Stuart Murdoch
symbolically declines an invitation from England's pry-
ing radio ears: No thanks, we're staying in today. You
see, back in the mid-90's, Belle & Sebastian was the would-be prom queen
still too shy and self-aware to realize her own beauty. "The BBC Sessions"
dusts off a snapshot of the sleepy collective in their formative years, be-
fore Isobel Campbell fell for the bad boy, and when the singer nervously
laughed at himself just in case you thought he was a joke. These tracks are
unnervingly intimate, even for this band, and that's why this rare look-in
is, so special because B&S, a bedroom act if there ever was one, was
never meant for the light of day.


I RAPHAEL SAADIQ
THE WAY I SEE IT
Temptations disciple Raphael Saadiq just beat out
007 and ice cubes in a cool contest. His throwback style
has more soul than a shoe factory. Soda fountains think
this guy has retro down pat. You get the point the
man is fly, and on "The Way I See It," he channels a radiant, doo-wop-
era rhythm and blues that tips a suede top hat to Berry Gordy and Phil
Spector. "Keep Marchin'" reconnects with the effortless groove, of early
Motown classics, exuding a lighthearted confidence laced in tambourine
percussion and backing falsetto. "Just One Kiss" pops with orchestral
flourishes and female harmonies, but neither element matches the zeal of
the show-stopping lead vocal. How does one account for Saadiq's silky
delivery? Like satin pajamas and other sides of pillows, some things are
naturally smooth.


THE KNUX
-,_ REMIND ME IN 3 DAYS
S- How about some role play with your rap music? A
technique long ago mastered by those cheeky Wu-Tang
lads, the tempting habit of cramming one's album with
scripted banter and wink-wink inside jokes occasion-
ally sidetracks the Brothers Lindsey. Yet when Al and Krispy focus on
the actual songs, the young duo confirm themselves as genre-bending
hip-hop impresarios. "Bang! Bang!" would make a devastating TV on the
Radio cut as it begins a Matrix-worthy techno rocker before exploding
into. electric, rhyme-heavy verses. Likewise, side one of "Remind Me"
is an exercise in style-mashing precision, but when the half-assed skits
ceep in during the second half hour, one gets the sense that The Knux
could be truly great if they could only consistently answer the classic ac-
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AVAILABLE TODAY!
1 and 2 BRs *As low as $369/person
$0 move in fees*$500 signing bonus on 2BR
Pets ok, W/D Avail, Wood Floors Avail, Pool
371-0769 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-08-72-2

Walk to Class!
1brs from $565 150 ft from UF!
$0 move-in fees! Move-in Today!
FREE parking! Pets Welcome!
372-7111 CollegeManor.org
4-22-08-72-2

Vaulted ceilings, resort style pool...
And more!! Your luxurious 4/4 is waiting]
COME IN TODAY
and receive a personal.check for...
$30011!!!!
352-271-3131
4-22-72-2

Action Real Estate Services
Houses to Condos
1-4 BR, Starting at $450
www.action-realtors.com
352-331-1133
4-22-08-72-2

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
4-22-72-2

Brand Spankin' New
Move-in today and WE PAY YOU
Visit our models and sign for Fall 09
Hugeluxury lbr-4brs with tvs in kitchen
Beach-entry pool*free tanning*pet friendly
*352.376.0696 www.EnclaveUF.com*
4-22-08-72-2

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 bed luxury condos for rent.
Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony,
super quiet construction. $1600/mo.
Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453
4-22-72-2

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

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

Homestead Apartments
1 Month Free on our 1BR & 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
$139 moves you in
Studio apts starting from $499
Please call (352) 377-2596
gremco.com 12-10-74-2

Spacious Home Near UF
2041 NW7th Place $1250
3BR/2BA, oversized family room
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 onsite
Walk to campus, w/d hook-ups
2BR/1.5BA 1433 NW 3rd Ave $975/mo
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgaineesville.com 12-10-74-2

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

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

HARDWOOD FLOORS!
Adorable & Remodeled
2BD/1 BA $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 s Sun Key o 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
4-22-08-72-2


OTHE PALMS@
Walk to UF
Spacious 2/2 condo
Guaranteed parking. Pool.
Starting @$1250.
230 SW 2nd Ave. 494-6027
www.gainesvillepalms.com
4-22-08-72-2


MOVE IN TODAY!!
Great Specials on all our units!
Minutes to UF, Shands, & SFCCI
1/1, 2/2, & 3/3 units available!
352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
4-22-72-2


THE GROVE VILLAS *
Rental Community
1 mo. FREE RENT
1 BR Loft Style Starting at $600
Gated Community 6400 SW 20th Ave.
888-373-0849
4-22-08-72-2


WALK to UF Available January.
2BR/2.5BA $1000. 1BR/IBA $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 12-10-
08-30-2


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 School!I
419 NW 25th Street Clean, beautiful new-
er home 3 bd/2ba wld included $1650/mo.
Avail. end of DecJearly Jan. Call Anne @
810-610-0110 for more info. 12-10-26-2


2b,1b 1 block MidTown *
2 Car Decal WiFi-Intemet 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 Univ Ave. $1500/mo 1st,
last mo & 1 mo SD 376-6183, 352-327-2931
12-10-08-23-2

HISTORIC HOME 4BR/2BA hear 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


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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

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 SEEICall 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.
1 BR/1 BA in 4/4 condo available now & for
spring. $450/mo all utils incl. Call Nalini
Pandey 352-514-3398 or email nalinijoshi2
1@gmail.com 12-10-08-18-2

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


SUN ISLAND
1 BRs from $580 2BRs from $650
Sun Bay 0 Sun Key Sun Harbor
352-376-6720
4-22-08-72-2


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 APTP
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,1ba or studio apt. in vintage
house.hardwood floors, W/D, blocks to
downtown ,large yard,very peaceful 306 ne
6th st. avail Dec lst,$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 I
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 REQUIREDI!**
$675 A MONTH!! CALL NOW 305-333-5701
12-5-13-2


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Walk to UF 5 Blocks
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 1-6-
08-17-2

Bike to UFI Available Now! 4/2.5 $1600/rent.
Lots of storage, 2433 sq ft two story home in-
cludes washer/dryer, dishwasher, screened
porch and fenced back yard. Call 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
3/2 1500 sq ft 403 NW25 St $1100
4/2 1736 sq ft 5 NW25 St $1150
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 12-10-15-2

Brand New Campus View Condos- maple
cabinets, all appl. incId., w/d, 9ft ceilings, cwn
molding, int.hlwy, alarm 2/2 $1000 w/1 de-
caled pking space & 3/3 $1500 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

***-ANTIQUE 1 BR 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 1 st/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 comer lot, great location
avail now $1050 edbaurmanagement.com-
1731 NW 6th 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 NW 6th
St.-375-7104 12-10-08-14-2

$500 $550 2 BD Apartments
Historical Downtown, WID hookups,
porches, Bike to UF 10-15 mins. Great
Sizel Cutel Must Seel $99 Deposit special
rentalworkshop.com 505-9264, 870-0904
12-10-08-13-2

Available TODAY!
No move-in fees & 1 mo free
1/1 :620 sqft $649
2/2 : 975 sq ft -$769
3/2: 1096 sq ft $945
pinetreegardens.com 376-4002
4-22-08-72-2

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 1/1s 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
email Rentals@EFNProperties.com
12-10-08-13-2

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

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
4-22-72-2
Summit House 1 BR Condo for $605 per
mo. 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 bilIconradconstruction@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 BIks to UF, Central H &Air
Laundry Fac. Carpet, Pets Allowed.
Short Term lease Avail.
829 Sw 5th Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc:
352-372-1494 12-10-7-2

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

7BR/5BA House, 2 blocks to downtown,
3/4 mile to UF. Cent. A/C, wood floors, W/D,
large living room. Great for group or use as
3-1BR/1BA apartments with 2 studios. 224
SW 3rd. Avenue, $1,800/mo. (386)266-9147
12-9-08-5-2

Mill Run Townhome for rent. End unit, 2bd, 1
bath, washer/dryer, fire pl, new carpets, 2005
appl, move in cond, $725 mo, 1st mo & 1
mo security. Call 352-214-2022 or 305- 788-
8233. 12-9-08-5-2

3BR 2BA Home near UFI $850/Mo
Tile and Carpet Floors, Central H & Air,
Xtra Rm could be used as a 4th BR, carport,
Nice Back Yard. 319 NW 16th Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 12-10-6-2

1BR 1BA 1BLK to UFI $525/Mo
Carpet, Central H & Air, Laundry
Facilities on site. 1236 Sw 4th Ave
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 12-10-6-2

Large 2BR/1BA
Close to Shands. $550/mo $400 deposit. No
W/D. 352-372-3131 12-10-08-6-2

3BR/2BA House. Hardwood floors, fireplace,
new baths, screened patio, big yard, minutes
to UF, on bus route, carport, storage shed.
$1400/mo. lst/last/sec. 954-899-7197 1-
6-08-7-2


***NEW HOMES NEAR UF***-
OVictorian 3BD/2BA hardwd, granite $1295
*Ranch style 4BD/2BA tile, law schi $1395
02 blocks 2 UFl HUGE 1BD hardwd $625
All Renovated with W/D, DW 373-5295 12-
9-5-2

***GORGEOUS HOME***
3BR/2BA Bike To UF! Just redone w/ new
appliances, hrdwd, tile, granite, deck, private
acre yard plus lawn service, on RTS line
$1295 Call 373-5295 1-6-08-7-2

***BIG HOME NEAR UF***
4BR/2BA, just redone, new tile and counters
W/D, D/W, Walk to Law School & Shopping!
2000 sq ft, Irg private yard plus lawn service
$1395 Call 373-5295 1-6-08-7-2

1/2 mile off Archer Rd. Close to UF, Shands,
VA Hospital on SW 31st PI. 2BR/1BA apt.
Ceramic tile, cent AC/heat, W/D hook-ups.
$590/mo. 407-363-7198, 407-234-1380 1-
6-08-6-2

3BR 2BA House for rent. Privacy fence, new
wood floors, fireplace and attached garage.
Quiet neighborhood, Off Tower Rd. ONLY
$950/mth 352-494-6485 1-16-08-14-2

-0 Cottage Grove 0
Have your own house and live in G'ville
largest floor plans. All the great amenities.
Pet Friendly 2,3 & 4br units avail.
NO-MOVE-IN FEES FOR A LIMITED TIME
Move-In today 352-373-7959
www.cottagegroveatgainesville.com
12-8-08-3-2

MONTICELLO CONDO 2BR/2BA
1 car garage. Pool & tennis court privileges.
Across from GHFC. No pets. $1000/mo. Call
331-6872 1-20-08-15-2

Immaculate NW .3br/2ba home on Ige
lot, convenient to dtwn & UF, wood firs,
den/fam.room, yard care 3726 NW 36th St
$1100/mo Edbaurmanagement.com-1731
NW 6th St-375-7104 12-10-08-5-2

3 br/2ba doublewide on 6.75 acre, fenced &
cross fenced, includes pole barn, great for
horses $1000/mo
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 12-10-08-5-2

New 3br/2.5 ba in NW near dwntwn & UF,
wood & cer tile firs, bkshelves, screened
porch, pool $1100
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 3th St-
375-7104 12-10-08-5-2

2 br/2ba in Whispering Pines, SW near UF,
high ceilings, Ige all equipped
kitchen w/cer tile $1000/mo-1 month free!
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 12-10-08-5-2

3br/2.5ba, SW near UF, screened prch, W/D,
includes some utilities $750/mo
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 12-10-08-5-2

CONDO in upscale Charleston Place, 2/2
both BR's are masters, W/D in unit, ceil-
ing fans, tile throughout,storage locker, like
new,$1,275/mo, available immed, 352-335-
3787 1-6-08-5-2

Lge 2br/2.5ba twnhse in NW golf & gated
community, W/D, screened prchs, walk-in
closets, comm. pool & tennis $1150
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 12-10-08-5-2


El Subleases

Apartments Sublet & Roommates
Browse FREE!
www.SUBLET.com
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








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$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.ediu 1-6-08-21-3

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Bring in 5 non-perishable food items and
get a coupon for a
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Both Print AND Web Versions
Copons are valid through July 31, 2009.
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Food drive runs through Dec. 10, 2008
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Coupon value is $9.00
Proceeds go to

Gainesville Harvest

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/1 BA sublease in a 4/4
HBO, internet & utils incl for just $454/mo.
Call Karl at 954-554-8461 12-5-08-13-3

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-


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 1 BR/1 BA in 4/4. furnished w/walk in
closet. intemet. tv/cable, pool, & gym. $530/
mo. 904-536-9690 or andrea87@ufl.edu
12-10-9-3

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

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

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
1-6.8-9-3 -

Furnished lbr/lba @ University Heights
available for spring semester. $659/month
includes water and electric. 2 blocks from
UF carhpus, 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 352,514,3308.
Negotiable. 12-10-7-3


) O r Subleases


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

First month FREE 1BA/1BR in 4/4 spring/
summer Gainesville Place apt. Discounted
rent $499(negotiable)lncludes all utilities.
Move in ready in December. Call to see Apt
and meet female roommates 727-422-7705
12-9-08-5-3

$789 Arbor Lofts Sublease Jan 09-July
09. 1br/1 bath. 3 blocks from stadium, quiet
neighborhood, tons of parking.
contact kris tine at schiavonek@ufl.edu or
386-214-9910
12-10-08-6-3

$525 Utilities FREE! for master bedroom W/
private bathroom in 4b/2b house.SE 2nd PL
walk down tOwn in 3 min bike to campus in 7
min buses 1 block away (321) 591 7007 or
EG270@msn.com 12-9-5-3

Arbor Lofts. Only 3 blocks from UF by the
football stadium!! lbed/lbath w/a large
living room and kitchen. Parking included.
Available now thru end of July. $749/month.
Please call, text, or email: (239)249-0216 or
eweyl@ufl.edu 12-10-08-7-3

Arlington Square (2b/2ba) -$1025/mo-
UF Campus/Downtown Gainesville. Avail 12/
18/08. Utils not incl. Must be willing to take
over existing lease. Security deposit free.
Contact sean6cly@ufl.edu or 239-410-1603
2-9-08-30-3

1BR/1BA in a 2/2. $455/mo
Includes private study,
full kitchen & washer/dryer. 941-356-6672
12-10-08-6-3

$390 + util. 1/1 avail now til 8/1 in 3/3 POLOS
APTS. SW GV Williston Rd. bus to campus
quiet unfurn w/d in unit. $300 sublet fee
+ $45 apple fee no sec. deposit disc.for
Dec. (thepolosuf.com) (352)262-6515 12--
8-08-4-3

1BR in Lexington Crossings. Have your own
bathroom with fully furnished room. Located
in 4/4 male apartment. December rent FREE.
$499/mo price is negotiable. Desperate to
sell. 321-947-0077. Spring sublease 12- .
10-08-6-3

LEASE TAKEOVER Mount Vernon
Apartments, 1B/1B $630 a month, partially
furnished, less than 1.2 miles from the sta-
dium, good until 07/09, option to extend, call
or text 386-589-5987 or jedi1987@ufl.edu
12-10-08-5-3

EXTREMELY QUIET 1 BD/1 BA LIVEALONE
Jan 1- May 31 $595/MO and NO DEPOSIT
spacious bedroom with walk-in closet
Nice Kitchen w huge pantry
Call Chris at 407-587-6774 12-10-08-5-3

$330 1/1 in a 414 @ Gville Placel
: female only; all utilities incl'd!
close to amenities (pool/gym/bus..)
sublease available now july 31,09
fully furnished; call 352-414-6550
12-10-5-3

1 BR/1 BA in 3/3 townhouse available for
spring/summer sublease. Great location
close to campus. Available furnished or un-
furnished. Oversized bedroom with double
closets, washer/dryer included. Rent is
$425, will sacrifice for $300 954-288-5889
12-10-08-5-3

Spring Sublease for one bedroom in a 3/3
furnished apt. at Gateway at Glades. $485
includes all utilities. Two female roommates.
Bus Routes 12 & 35. Available on Dec. 11th.
Call 727-236-0042. 12-10-5-3

CLOSE TO CAMPUS, SHANDS, VAI
Only $310/mol Less than $380 for
EVERYTHINGI Nice, quiet roomiel Jan 1st
July 22. Pets OKI Please e-mail for more
info! karolk@ufl.edu 12-5-2-3

3b/3b, apt sublease at the estates,. can start
now-aug, fully furnished,3 pool,free cable, ,
free wireless In my apt, close to campus,
gym, rl(. ',flliir,,IO lI ,l) Includes utill-
lieg rr, '.,,.:. f ._ ,,iH. fufltedu 12-4=
1=3


-' Subleases


Female to sublease 1 bedroom in 2 bedroom
apt. in The Estates on 20th Ave, spring/
summer 2009. $600/mo, furnished, poolside,
2nd floor, gated community. Call 321-431-
3390 or 321-431-6052 12-10-08-5-3

2 MONTHS FREE RENT! NO MOVE IN
FEES! 1/1 IN 2/2 @ HIDDEN LAKE $520
month w/ cable/internet. Washer/dryer, Dogs
ok, Pool, gym. Individual lease. Call Arthur
at. 401-595-0588 www.hiddenlakeuf.com
12-10-5-3


all Roommates


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Cobblestone 377-2801
Hidden Lake 374-3866
4-22-72-4


o r Roommates O Furnishings


HANDYMAN NEEDED Disc 4 wk Share 2/2
MH Furn rm avail now $200 N/R dep. $300/m
$75/wk incl util. 2 wk adv. laun/cook svc avail
N/A, N/S, N/D. Car a+ 30 day notice 2 vacate.
Nr bus/shops Sm caged pet ok 331-3666
12-10-6-4

FREE December Rent $475/MO M or F
roommate needed for Unfurnished room in
fum 3/2 condo @ Campus Edge, util cable &
wireless included. Complex has pool & gym.
laundry room in unit! Available now! 954-554-
6059 or aldraper@ufl.edu 12-10-08-6-4

Roommate needed 2BR/2.5Ba furn town-
home in Brighton Park on bus route to UF
every 15 mins. $400/mo + utils. Call Babby
352-665-0751 1-6-08-7-4

Walk to Shands, VA & UF campus. 2/2 first
floor corner, W/D, part furn. Avail Jan 09.
$800 + util. Flex terms. SW 13th St & SW
16th Ave. 561-373-0979 1-6-08-6-2


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

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

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

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,NewAplis,rte20,pool/ten/voll
450/mo+1/3util**NEG**3013056206 12-
9-1.0-4

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 UFI Close to Downtownl
1/1 in a 2/2 avail Dec 15 no rent until Jan!
Unfurnished bedroom with 2 closets No pets
Treehouse Village (SE 18th Ave & Main St)
Call Christina at (561) 762_4711 12-54-4


SEE ALL CONDOS
WWW.UFCONDOMINIUMS.COM
Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
12-10-74-5

NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 BIks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 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 4-22-72-5

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 garnew 2-zone hvac, mins
to UF,Shands,VA-Immaculate
$309K/Call C.Z. Essoe 328-6946
Matchmaker Realty 372-3930 12-8-08-10-5


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

Female needed for a great 4/2 house. DW,
W/D, and pool. Also includes utils. Very nice
neighborhood location. $390 to $495. 6 or 12
mo lease. Please call Mr. Kristoff 332-5030
1-6-08-74


a 4ll Furnishings S


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

BED FULL SIZE $90 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty, Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 12-10-08-74-6

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


BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in plas-
tic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can
deliver. 12-10-08-74-6

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

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

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

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

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

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

DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new 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-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846. 12-10-74-6

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

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

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 Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST-SELL 352-372-8588 12-10-74-6

Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New in plastic, warr. Can del. $100 317-4031

SOFA $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still
in pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 12-10-74-6


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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


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CASH PAID FOR LAPTOP'S
Buy Sell Trade Any Condition
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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


all Bicycles

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


-' Bicycles

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


MI For Sale


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

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

PARTY SUPPLIES Complete line of
Bar Suppies, glassware, beer taps, draft
beer equipment. Professional Cooking
Utensils. R.W. Beaty Co 1206 N Main St.
RWBEATY.COM 376-5939 M-F 8-5, Sa 10-3
12-10-74-10

X-Mas Cash and Beyond!
People will anxiously send you $130
each...Automated, fast results, and easy to
follow. Great for college-students.
www.income4u2day.com 12-5-08-3-10


AC/HEAT UNIT 220 Whirlpool
about 2'x2'. Cold BTU 17, 800, Heat BTU
- 15,000. Works great. (New $600) ASKING
$175/OBO. 352-529-9107 12-3-08-1-10


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j For Sale

Huge Yard & Garage Sale Extravaganza
ONE DAY ONLY
Sunday, Dec 7, 2008 8:00am-3:00pm
Clothing Toys Electronics -Art Books
Household & Kitchen Items & Much Morel
Many new and almost new treasures!
Bargains, Bargains, Bargains!
At: Lubavitch-Chabad
Jewish Student and Community Center
2021 NW5th Ave 5 blks north of stadium
12-5-2-10


I Motorcycles, Mopeds


000000****** SCOOTERS 00000******0
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
12-10-08-74-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
www.NS4L.com
12-10-08-74-11

***GatorMoto***
Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator
Grads! New scooters starting at$999. No legit
shop can beat these prices! lyr Warranties
included. 376-6275GatorMoto.com 12-10-
08-74-11

SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service 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 morel
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


11F Autos

*FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS*
*Running or notlO
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 15 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-10-08-74-12

CARS CARS Buy*SellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes ,"
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-22-72-12

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


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


*FAST CASH PAID*
For any running cars or trucks. 1995 and
up. Clean or ugly. Segovia 352-284-8619
4-22-72-12


*****ATTENTION*****
OO*****SUN CITY AUTO SALES*****
WHY PAY MORE? YOU COULD PAY LESS!
300+ vehicles @ wholesale prices 338-1999
4-22-08-72-12

OPICK UP BED LINER All Star, black, fair
cond. 57"x95", fits Dodge-Dakota $75/OBO
*PICK UP TOPPER great cond, silver
60"x91" fits S-10 longbed. $200/OBO.
Call 352-529-9107 12-3-08-3-12

2003 Honda Civic LX sedan 98k automatic,
AC, CD, silver with gray cloth, power every-
thing, very clean, $8,400 OBO 352.514.1800
- pics: lunadog@cox.net 1-8-9-12

$$ CASH TODAY! $$
For your unwanted cars
Junk!! Trucks, RVS & Wrecks!!!
TOP DOLLAR PAID!
386-234-0072 & 386-234-0075
12-10-08-5-12



CE 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 4-22-
08-72-13

BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 12-10-08-74-13

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

Do you have dreams and wonder what
they mean? Are you interested in exploring
dream work as a commentary on your life
through Jungian Psychoanalysis? Jungian
Psychoanalyst in training has openings for
clients. Licensed. $100/hr.
Call 917-647-1874 12-4-08-4-13


$$$Need Cash?$$$.
I'll buy gold, jewelry, guns, cars/motorcycles,
or anything of value. Will pay cash on the
spot. Call (561) 252-3135 or (386) 972-6699
12-10-08-6-13.


12-10-08-74 -- il Help Wanted
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS! HlWat
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622 This newspaper assumes no responsibi
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JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
S0, ***** YOU PAY ONLY $40!!! **00*
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
. a CALL DON 215-7987 12-10-08-74-12


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Must be able to work from 8am-5pm, M-F.
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with customers and students important.
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Please send resume, along with a cover
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LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving
record, drug-free, personal references.
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Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and computer science needed for
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Sports
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2008


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Wilson leads Crimson Tide with game management


* HIS STATS ARE SMALL, BUT
HIS IMPACT IS LARGE.

By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Staff Writer
edrexler@alligator.org

Most of the hype in the Southeastern
Conference Championship Game
around quarterbacks may be surround-
ing Tim Tebow's all-time greatness, but
the quarterback from Alabama is no
slouch either.
John Parker Wilson, a senior, will be
leading the Crimson Tide into Atlanta
the best way he/knows how as a
team manager.
Just ask one of his offensive line-
men.
"I know Tebow gets a lot of (hype),
which is well-deserved, he's a great
football player," senior Antoine
Caldwell said. "But we have a lot of
confidence, the utmost confidence in
the quarterback that we have."
Sure, his numbers have dropped
this season as Alabama has evolved
into a run-first team, but Wilson-comes
through when his team needs him.
In the Tide's closest game of the
season, Wilson threw a 24-yard pass
to start its first overtime possession
against then-No, 15 LSU on Nov. 8.


Alabama scored two plays later and
won the game.
If he makes plays like that to save
Alabama's undefeated season, he
doesn't mind if his numbers are down.
"I'm taking care of the ball, making
good decisions and keeping our team
in a good chance to win," Wilson said.
"I think I'm just going to go out there
and try to do that. Let our players make
plays and not try
.,O iL1, to do too much.
... Everything's
going to take
I care of itself after
that."
He's on pace
for about 11 touchdowns after throwing
18 last season, and he has thrown 194
fewer passes so far in 2008 compared to
2007. But numbers more indicative of
his consistency are on the rise.
His interception total this year
stands at just five after throwing 12
picks in 2007. And while he completed
55.2 percent of his passes last season,
that number has risen to 58.6 percent.
Not exactly Heisman-caliber numbers
like Tebow attains, but they're plenty
.for what coach Nick Saban wants from
his signal-caller.
a When mistakes go down and ef-

SEE WILSON, PAGE 22


Courtesy to the Alligator
Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson throws over UF linebacker Brian Crum during the
Gators' 28-13 home victory against the'Crimson Tide on Sept. 30, 2006.


Tebow's degrees of separation


Iowe Tim Tebow a big thank you.
On Dec. 13, 2005, I sat in Nease
High's performing arts center, wait-
ing for Tebow to announce his college
decision, when one of my friends tapped
me on the shoulder.
"Uh, I think that's David Garrard,"
he said.
Sure enough, my hero who at
the time was inexplicably still Byron
Leftwich's backup was standing in the
back of the room. I floated over to talk to
him (I even had my East Carolina hat on)
and got a picture with him while a friend
tried to convince Garrard to autograph
his face.
All in all, it was a great day, and.
though I was too happy to ask questions
at the time, I later wondered: "Why the
hell was David Garrard there?"
Looking back on it, I have my answer.
It turns out Tebow's college decision
was a turning point in Garrard's career,
as well as a huge moment for UF and
Alabama.


When Tebow
chose UF, it set off
a chain of events
that affected at
least one national
championship,
Mike McCall coaching careers
McCall-in' It and even an NFL
Like I See It team.
By signing
mmccall@alligator.org with the Gators,
Tebow gave Urban
Meyer then finishing his first season in
Gainesville the perfect quarterback for
his spread offense.
It came at a good time, too, since
Meyer's other quarterback recruit,
Jevan Snead, had already decommit-
ted and signed with Texas. A few days
after Tebow's decision, a receiver from
Virginia Beach, Va., signed on with UF,
.citing a desire to play with Tebow as a
reason why.
His name? Percy Harvin.

SEE MIKE, PAGE 22


UF FOOTBALL

Harvin still questionable


By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
bsteele@alligator.org

The Percy Harvin watch continues.
UF's junior, wide receiver still isn't
practicing because of a sprained right
ankle, and his status for Saturday's game
against No. 1 Alabama is still up in the
air.
"He was moving around," coach
Urban Meyer said. "I'd tell you guys if
I knew, but right now I don't (know his
status). ... I think he's averaging over 10
hours a day in the training room.,"
Meyer said junior receiver David
Nelson, who doesn't have nearly the ex-
plosiveness Harvin does, has done well
in practice this week. Harvin has 16 total
touchdowns on the season.
POUNCEYS' FATHER MAY MAKE GAME:
Twin sophomore offensive linemen Mike
and Maurkice Pouncey's stepfather,
Rob Webster, may be able to get to the
Southeastern Conference Championship
Game after he had his leg severed in a
train accident at work last week.


"Whenever it first happened,"
Maurkice Pouncey said, "he was just
like, 'Man, I ain't Superman no more.' It
just brought tears to my eyes."
Maurkice said Webster is expected to
receive a prosthetic leg.
"He said he feels like Lieutenant Dan
from 'ForreSt Gump,'" Maurkice said. "I
just hope he makes it to the game."
FINESSE VS. POWER: With Alabama's
reputation built on the power of its of-
fensive and defensive
lines and the Gators
developed their name
as a team based on
speed, talk has arose of
this game as a contest
between finesse and
power.
Meyer "At the end ofthe
day, I think we both
believe in the same things," Meyer said.
"You watch them play and you watch us
play, and it looks similar ... They're very
efficient on offense. They're, I think, dose
to us in third-down efficiency. It's very
similar."


INCAA Football: Louisville vs. Rutgers
ESPN, 7:30 p.m.

*NCAA Basketball: (12) UCLA vs. (8)
Texas
ESPN2. 9 p.m.


E 1999: Alabama blows out UF 34-7 in the SEC
Championship Game behind a defense that gave
up just six first downs to the Gators. UF also lost the
first meeting between the teams that season 40-39
in overtime on Oct 2.


.-e ae g~~S S 0
Percent (Votes)


Today's question: What is more important to a
football team: speed or power?

Tuesday's question: If Percy Harvin had played
in every game this season, would he be a Heis-
man finalist? (see right for results)


Percent(Votes)
Yes 74% (128)
No 26% (44)
172 TOTAL VOTES







22, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4,2008


Jones sparks passing game


W ILSON, from page 21

ficiency goes up, wins go up. For
that, Wilson has two units on his
team to thank.
First, he has a terrific offensive
line and a running game that puts
up 201.5 yards per contest to thank
for his better efficiency numbers.
"We've done a great job run-
ning the football," Caldwell said.
"Hereally hasn't had to make any
spectacular throws or had to come
from behind as much. You know,
that makes it easy on the quarter-
back."
The addition of freshman
wideout Julio Jones doesn't hurt
Wilson's ability to manage a game


MIKE, from page 21

So, Tebow helped bring in
Harvin, giving Meyer two weap-
ons that helped him win the
national title in 2006. The Gators
could have won that champion-
ship without either player, but
Tebow definitely helped out that
recruiting class and many more to
come. Not landing Tebow would
have had drastic consequences for
Meyer, who never would've been
forgiven for losing the immensely
taleited kid with a Gators helmet
for a mailbox.
Just look at what not getting
Tebow did to Alabama's Mike
Shula, the runner-up in the sweep-
stakes for The Chosen One.
Alabama fans were crazy for
Tebow, even naming proposed
legislation in the state to allow
homeschooled kids to play sports
for high schools "The Tim Tebow
Bill."
Tebow grew dose to Shula
through the recruiting process,
and he cried when he called the
coach to tell him no. .Shula was
fired after the 2006 season, despite
being 'given a six-year extension
for going 10-2 the year before.
Landing Tebow would have
bought Shula more time, and


either.
Jones, a 6-foot-4 athlete out of
Foley, Ala., has 461 more receiving
yards than his closest teammate
and is tied for fifth in the SEC in re-
ceiving yards per
game (60.2).
His yards
make up almost
36 percent of
Alabama's pass-
ing offense, and
he was respon-
Jones sible for the
24-yard catch in
overtime against LSU.
"He's one of the best players
I've ever played with," Wilson
said. "He works hard during prac-
tice, he's a good guy, he makes ev-
erybody else around him better."


Tebow said this week that his im-
pact in recruiting might have given
Shula a chance to last longer.
So if Shula had stayed at
Alabama for just one more year,
Nick Saban may have never be-
come the Crimson Tide's coach,
and even if he did a year later,
he would have been less likely to
have Alabama in the position it's
in this season.
And if Saban had stayed with
the Miami Dolphins, who knows if
they would be better or worse off
than they are today?
Meanwhile, Shula prob-
ably wouldn't have landed as
the Jaguars' quarterbacks coach
for the 2007 season, when he im-
mediately turned Garrard into a
force, setting franchise records for
touchdown passes, passer rating
and completion percentage while
posting the second-lowest inter-
ception percentage in NFL history
among passers with 300 attempts
or more.
So, it seems Tebow made the
right decision for all involved par-
ties, as UF, Alabama and Jags fans
are all better off for it.
As for me, I'll hold back my
gratitude for another year or two,
just in case Tebow gets drafted by
the Jaguars and takes Garrard's
job.


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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, 23





Coming to America


LaCaze makes fast friends during first year away from Australia


By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Writer

As the women's cross coun-
try team exited its plane in
Indianapolis two days before the
NCAA Championship, Genevieve
LaCaze dashed to the front of the
crowd.
LaCaze, the Southeastern
Conference Female Freshman of
the Year, knows a thing or two
about leading the pack.
But this time was different.
She wasn't rushing to prove
that she could beat someone, to
lower her team's score or to top a
personal-best time.
She was running to see her
parents.
LaCaze moved to Gainesville
from Australia and hadn't seen her
family since she settled in at UF.
Her mother and father came to
America to watch their 19-year-
old daughter lead the Gators to
a 17th-place finish in the NCAA
Championship and to spend
Thanksgiving with her.
Although not every part of
her transition to the United States
has been easy, the Queensland,
Australia native has fallen right
into place on the women's cross
country team on and off the
course.

Leaving Home
Living in America wasn't
something LaCaze had always
dreamed of. In fact, it took quite a
bit of convincing to get her to leave
Australia, where she had lived her
entire life.
"To be honest, I didn't consider
coming to America until about a
month before I came," she said.
"I was just so nervous about leav-
ing home. I have never left home
for this long in my life. So coming
over here wasn't really an option
to me."
But her parents, Tony and
Donna LaCaze, encouraged their
daughter to attend an American
university. LaCaze said her dad
did a lot of the "behind-the-scenes
work" without her knowing,
because he was well-aware she
wasn't interested.
UF coach Todd Morgan, who
had dealt with LaCaze's high
school coach while recruiting an-
other athlete, worked with her fa-
ther when trying to get the young
Australian to join the Gators.
"(The hardest part) was getting
her to take a chance," Morgan said.
"She was really comfortable over
there, with lots of friends and a
great family. In her school, she was
very well-liked, so leaving that
was the biggest challenge."
Morgan's primary focus when
recruiting LaCaze was obviously
different than it was with most
runners. He didn't just have to


Courtesy to the Alligator
UF freshman Genevieve LaCaze, a native of Australia, runs in the 20th Annual Mountain Dew Invitational
on.Sept. 20 in Gainesville. LaCaze won her first-ever college race with a time of 17:34.79.


convince her UF was where she
belonged, he had to show LaCaze
America was the right place for
her.
"It was almost more about sell-
ing that than selling the University
of Florida," he said. "I really didn't
know what to expect when she got
here. I was hopeful that she would
fit in and like it, but she was close
to her family, so I really didn't
know."
LaCaze received offers from
several schools, but her final two
options were UF and Texas A&M.
Fortunately for Morgan and
the Gators, her home state of
Queensland has a lot in common
with Florida, including a shared
nickname: "The Sunshine State."
"Being in this atmosphere, it's
so much more like home," she
said. "The weather's like home.
And Americans, I've noticed, are
so welcoming to Australians, so
I've found it quite easy to settle
in."
London native Charlotte
Browning said LaCaze made an
immediate successful transition on
the course, but had some trouble at
first being so far away from home.
"I know she's very close to her
family, so she found it hard to start
with," Browning said. "From her
racing, you wouldn't be able to
tell. She obviously sees that this is
a great opportunity, and she's re-
ally happy to be here. And that just
comes out in her racing."
LaCaze said she had never left


Queensland for longer than a week
before college.
In just four months away from
the comfort of home, she's already
made her presence felt in America.

A Successful Transition
On Sept. 20, LaCaze ran her
first cross country race as a Gator,
taking first place and clocking in at
17:34.79, the fifth-fastest time ever
recorded on the UF Golf Course.
She kept that
S pace up through
the entire season.
Her lowest fin-
CrOSS -ishes were third
Country on the team and,
in the national
championship,
75th in the country. With her help,
the women's team never finished
lower than fifth place in a regular-
season meet in which she partici-
pated.
It took a while, however, for
LaCaze to understand how her
performances were helping the
team even in the most basic
sense.
"I didn't realize how late in
the season it was that she started
to really grasp how we score
cross country meets in the United
States," Morgan said. "It's a
little frightening that I took it for
granted. She obviously ran as hard
as she could in every meet and did
the best she could, so it didn't hurt
us. But it was a little funny."
There are several different


scoring systems used around the
world, but runners who attended
American high schools grew
up with the system used in the
NCAA, which scores the team's
top five runners.
It wasn't until the Pre-NCAA
Invitational, halfway through the
season, that LaCaze began to make
sense of the new system. Not that
it really mattered, as her consistent
performances led to her being
named the SEC Female Freshman
of the Year.
LaCaze said the reactions to
her success back home, in
Gainesville and even in class
- have been overwhelming.
She's had teachers congratulate
her, friends living in Australia text
her, saying, "You're a superstar
back home," and children sing her
praises.
"Even with little kids, one of
them went, 'This girl, she got SEC
Freshman of the Year,'" LaCaze
said. "And they're all like, 'Qh,
wow, so you're fast!'"
The team never had any
doubts about her speed, even as
a freshman starting her first col-
lege season. Senior Jacy Kruzel,
one of the team's leaders and top
runners, approached her after a
practice and said, "It was good of
you to take the lead in one of our
reps, because freshmen never take
the lead. They're either too scared,
or they're too slow."
LaCaze has shown no signs of
being too slow on the course, and


-r
she certainly hasn't been afraid -
even as a new freshman on a cam-
pus of more than 50,000 people.

A New Home
Fortunately for LaCaze, the
women's cross country team was
coming off a successful year'hat
they were hoping to capitalize
on. After placing 11th at the 2007
NCAA Championship, the Gators
had an opportunity to establish
their program on a national level
with the right mix of talent and
chemistry.
"Our girls want to be good,
,and they know the only way to do
that is to get good people here,"
Morgan said. "It was just such a
bonus. that her personality and
character were so great, and that's
why the situation's gone so well."
LaCaze's teammates welcomed
her with open arms. Browning, a
sophomore who transferred to UF
after one year at UNLV, has been
particularly close to the freshman.
"She formed a quick bond with
Charlotte because they were both
new and both going through ori-
entation together," Morgan said.
"And that was a blessing because
they both connected."
LaCaze, who has three brothers
but no sisters, said they look out
for each other like family.
"She's been probably the best
influence settling in," LaCaze said.
"All the girls have been great, but
Charlotte's been more like a sister
to me because we're so close."
Browning, who had already
made the adjustment to America,
said she and her teammates
have done whatever they can
to make LaCaze feel at home in
Gainesville.
"Even if we're not traveling, we
try and go out as a team and do
things," Browning said. "She left
her family at home, obviously, so
we've tried to create a family at-
mosphere over here for her."
So where do they take the
Australian to remind her of home?
Outback Steakhouse, of course.
"Oh, we've taken her to
Outback," Browning said, laugh-
ing. "She's very happy, veryon-
tent when she's there."
LaCaze admitted she lights
up whenever someone brings up
going to the restaurant, but prob-
ably not for the same reason most
people do.
"I don't think it's anything like
home," she said. "It's just the name
and the fact that people there will
say this is the Australian side of
America. I just get excited. I feel
like I'm close to home."
Even though the country with
the real Outback will always be
home to LaCaze, she's quickly
established herself as the future of
the.cross country program at UF,
her home away from homedJ '






24, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4,2008


Brooks' late layup gives UF tight win in Alabama


* THE GATORS HAVE WON THEIR
LAST SEVEN GAMES.

'* By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org
In a game that didn't look too frightening
on the schedule, UF got more than a scare
Wednesday night at Alabama-Birmingham
and 'ad to survive late.
ihe Gators (7-1) needed a layup by Sha
Brooks with 5 seconds remaining to help
them escape with a 77-75 win against the


Blazers (2-5), extending their winning streak
to seven.
UF coach Amanda Butler had no doubt
what would happen-with the game on the
line and Brooks leading the way.
"There's no question that's whose
hands we wanted the ball to be in," Butler
said. "She wanted the ball.: Her teammates
wanted her to have the ball, and we truly
expected her to make that play."
Brooks struggled in the first half and was
not able to match the effort of her counter-
part, Blazers guard Britney Jones, before
responding to her coach's challenge by fin-
ishing with' 15 points and six assists.


"I am especially proud of Sha because I
went at Sha pretty hard at halftime," Butler
said. "I was hot pleased with her fight in the
first half, and Britney Jones was just, quite
simply, outplaying her.
(Brooks) really stepped
up her game and took
over, especially on that last
Women's play."
Basketball UF trailed for much of
the game and was down
by as many as 11 midway
through the second half.
The Gators were fueled by back-to-back
threes from guards Lonnika Thompson and


Trumae Lucas. Those deep shots sparked a
20-0 run that gave the Gators a 69-60 lead
with about 8 minutes left.
Alabama-Birmingham fought back to
tie the game at 75 with about 32 seconds
on the clock before Brooks' layup sealed the
contest.
Despite struggling defensively and start-
ing slow, the Gators added another tough
road win to their resume, something Butler
thinks will help her team down the line.
"I suppose you should be pleased when
you play poorly and you're still able to win
somehow," Butler said.
A radio broadcast contributed to this report.


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