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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2009


On-campus locations to broadcast game


* 10,000 FANS ARE EXPECTED TO
WATCH THE GAME IN THE O-DOME.

By HILARY SHEINBAUM
Alligator Contributing Writer

UF fans stuck in Gainesville for the BCS
National Championship Game don't have
to stay at home.
Students, faculty and other Gator foot-


ball fans can congregate at the O'Connell
Center, Orange & Brew or the Grand
Ballroom in the Reitz Union to watch the
Gators match up against the Oklahoma
Sooners.
"I went to the O-Dome for the last foot-
ball championship game and I can only
describe it as pure chaos," said UF sociol-
ogy junior Courtney Gallow. "It was un-
believable to be there with thousands of


"It was unbelievable to be there
with thousands of students
screaming all at once."
Courtney Gallow
UF sociology junior

students screaming all at once. You feel a
certain pride for going to this school and
for being a Gator."


Game coverage starts at 8 p.m., and
kickoff is expected at 8:17 p.m., according
to a UF press release.
Inside the O'Connell Center, the foot-
ball game will be shown on four large
video boards.
Doors will open at 4 p.m. for the
UF women's basketball game against
Mississippi State at 5 p.m. Only individu-
SEE BCS, PAGE 8


Students react to Gaza


Groups rally,

protest attacks

By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Contributing Writer

In .line with international protests
on the issue, the controversial attacks
in the Gaza Strip have sparked reac-
tions from UF students on both sides
of the spectrum.
Jonathan Bull, vice president of ex-
ternal relations for Islam on Campus,
said his main concern is the treatment
of the people of Gaza.
"It's an open-air prison," he said.


"They're receiving no aid."
Although Islam on Campus is a re-
ligious organization and not political,
the executive board will meet later this
week to discuss what actions they plan
to take.
"All I want is to see an end to it,"
Bull said, "and for Palestinian people
to live normal lives, and
On Israeli people to not have
Campus fear in their lives."
Sharday El-Assar, a
Middle Eastern studies senior, has
protested the attacks for the past three
days,
About 60 people attended the first
protest on Sunday, which was held on

SEE GAZA, PAGE 8


By HUNTER SIZEMORE
Alligator Contributing Writer

While the Gators clash with the
Oklahoma Sooners in Miami, much
of the Gator Nation will party on
University Avenue.
And with a captive audience, bars,
clubs and eateries along University
will be making the most of the national
championship game on Thursday.
Many of the bars will raise their drink
prices during the game, and the Florida
Book Store already has championship
shirts in stock.
Gator City Sports Grill is charging


$50 per ticket for reserved seating next
to their two big-screen projectors. To
avoid the fee, customers can stake out
their seats hours in advance.
When the Gators won their last na-
tional title in 2007, the seating sold out
two days in advance, said Brad Bierman,
general manager at Gator City Sports
Grill.
The restaurants and bars will also
assume the risk of playing host to hun-
dreds of drunken fans.
After the game in 2007, revved-up
fans climbed light poles, streaked and,
SEE PREP, PAGE 8


* UF coaches
and trainers
are holding
injured tight end
Cornelius Ingram
(right) out of the
championship
game. For more,
see page 14.


Essay sends woman to inauguration
A local woman is the first of 10 essay contest winners to
receive a ticket to the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect
Barack Obama.
Cynthia Russell, of Newberry, received the ticket after
writing an essay on what Obama's win meant to her, accord-
ing to the Presidential Inaugural Committee Web site.
Essay writers were asked to donate to the inaugural com-
mittee but were not required to do so.
Russell will attend other events, including a welcome cer-
emony, a parade and the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball.
MORGAN COLLINS


a Despite
economic
setbacks, the
Gainesville City
Commission
will still pursue
its goals for
2009. See
story, Page 3.


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CORRECTIONS
An article in Tuesday's Alligator
incorrectly stated that UF's football
team will be playing Oklahoma
State in Thursday's BCS National
Championship. UF will be play-
ing against the University of
Oklahoma.

An article in Tuesday's Alligator
incorrectly stated that Doug
Barrett was the dean of the College
of Medicine. Barrett is senior vice
president for health affairs.

Prior to winter break, an
Alligator article incorrectly report-
ed that president Bernie Machen
was the highest paid university
president in Florida. He is the
highest paid public university
president in Florida, according to
last year's figures.

Prior to winter break, an
Alligator article incorrectly report-
ed that UF paid $1,500 for initial in-
stallation of the recardio system at
the Southwest Recreational Center.
UF only paid $750. Progress Energy
paid the remaining $750.

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Commission upholds funding limits for nonprofits


* COUNTY COMMISSION TO
READDRESS APPLICATION
CRITERIA ON FEB. 3.

By MORGAN COLLINS
Alligator Contributing Writer

The Alachua County
Commission reviewed how non-
profit programs designed to
reduce poverty receive county
funding but agreed to keep fund-
ing limits in place at a special
meeting Tuesday at the County
Administration Building.
Programs sponsored by non-


profit agencies with a 501(c)(3)
tax-exempt status receive funding
through the county's Community
Agency Partnership Program.
To receive funding, agencies
can propose up to two programs
for either poverty reduction or art
and culture enrichment for un-
derprivileged residents.
Each program can receive up
to $75,000.
The Commission voted to
keep the funding limits in place
but wanted to review the process
used to approve agencies' pro-
grams.
Agencies must attend a pre-


application workshop, submit a
written application and give an
oral presentation for funding ap-
proval.
Between the written applica-
tion and oral presentation, there
are 15 criteria
Gainesville City the advisory
Commission board uses to
assess eligi-
bility for funding, one of which is
proposed budgets for programs.
Commissioner Rodney Long
expressed doubts about a propos-
al from the partnership program
to weigh budget proposals heavi-
er than other application criteria.


"Weight becomes subjective to
people, especially when funding
is competitive," he said.
There were also concerns about
the way funding is disbursed.
Currently, the partnership pro-
gram gives different percentages
of the $75,000 limit to agencies
based on scores from the applica-
tion process.
Commissioner Mike Byerly
suggested an "all-or-none" sys-
tem, with a smaller number of
total agencies receiving the full
$75,000 instead of many agencies
receiving different percentages of
funding.


"It's about the programs, not
the agencies," he said. "Not ev-
erybody gets a little something."
Other commissioners, includ-
ing Commissioner Cynthia Moore
Chestnut, disagreed with the all-
or-none approach.
Chestnut said agencies skilled
in grant writing may receive pref-
erential treatment over less so-
phisticated agencies with equally
beneficial programs.
The Commission agreed to dis-
cuss criteria for funding, as well
as further expenditure limits for
poverty reduction programs, at a
later meeting on Feb. 3.


GAINESVILLE CITY COMMISSION

Officials set goals for land conservation, renovations


By LAUREN IRIZARRY
Alligator Contributing Writer

Despite a dwindling budget, the
Gainesville City Commission will still focus
on purchasing conservation land and reno-
vating public buildings in the new year.
Budget proposals won't be announced
until the summer, but the souring national
economy leads officials to expect deeper
budget cuts.
Still, Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan said she


wants to help maintain the quality of life for
Gainesville residents.
"I'm cautiously optimistic," Hanrahan
said of the coming year.
Last year, the city was able to trim about
$2 million from the budget, she said. Still,
officials continue to face tough decisions re-
garding cutting costs and raising revenue.
One way Commissioner Jeanna
Mastrodicasa wants to increase city funds
is by tackling underage drinking in restau-
rants and bars.


A proposed ordinance would force bars
and restaurants with too
many underage drinking
arrests to deny entry to
3, patrons under 21 after 9
p.m. This would decrease
the number of bar patrol
officers.
"It's an economic incen-
Hanrahan tive to manage underage
drinking and reduce police
costs," said Mastrodicasa, who is also UF's


vice president of student affairs. Despite
cost-saving measures like the proposed or-
dinance, public service departments are not
immune from budget shortfalls.
Services like fire and police departments,
which Mastrodicasa said are usually safe
from budget cuts, will now be re-examined.
Mayor Hanrahan said managing the bud-
get is difficult, but she is ready to rise to the
challenge.
"The end goal is to continue to make
Gainesville a great place to live," she said.


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UF repairs campus

roads over break


Some of UF's roads got a
makeover during winter break.
SAfter most students scattered
home for the holidays, five sec-
tions of road were resurfaced,
which cost UF a total of $993,000.
It was the most significant re-
surfacing on the main campus in
the last ten years, said Jeff Bair,
project manager for the Physical
Plant Division.
The sections that were repaved
are Stadium Road from Gale
Lemerand Drive to Pugh Hall,
Buckman Drive from Pugh Hall
to University Avenue, Newell
Drive from Museum Road to
Union Road and two sections
of Museum Road: from Radio
Road to Village Drive and from
Gale Lemerand Drive to Beaty


Towers.
The roads had not been resur-
faced in more than 20 years, Bair
said.
The new resurfacing should
last 25 years or more, he said.
Bair said the project began
on Dec. 19 and was completed
SSaturday.
Local Crews should
News be finished- reap-
plying the stripes,
crosswalks and with other finish-
ing touches within a month, Bair
said.
Bair also said UF plans to te-
place the concrete dividers that
separated the bicycle lanes from
regular traffic on Stadium Road
and Buckman Drive.
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By CAROLYN TILLO
Alligator Contributing Writer
Ryan Bowen does not need a
plane or car to travel from Los
Angeles to the presidential inau-
guration.
He has his bicycle.
Bowen, a photographer whose
journey is called Biking for Obama,
set off on Dec. 2 from Los Angeles


for a bicycle ride that will end in
Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20.
He arrived on Turlington Plaza
at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday to
talk with students about how the
concepts of hope and change in
Obama's campaign are represent-
ed through his bicycle journey.
Bowen said his bicycle is a ve-
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It is an unconventional form
of transportation, but an environ-
mentally friendly one, he said,
adding that cycling is a good way
to stay healthy.


Bowen is trying to recruit cy-
clists as he goes.
Megan O'Brien, a UF zoology
junior who planned to join Bowen
during his journey to Jacksonville
on Tuesday, said cy-
On cling represents a
Campus vehicle for change
because it is both a
physical and mental endeavor.
She said cycling is the best way
to communicate your cause.
However, Bowen's journey does
not just involve cycling.
Each day, Bowen documents his


ride by blogging, shooting photo-
graphs and video interviews with
his filmmaker, Albert Vazquez.
The interviews that Bowen and
Vazquez conducted with UF stu-
dents will be included in BET's
coverage of the inauguration on its
Web site.
Students like UF freshman
Jacob Smith also introduced them-
selves to Bowen.
Smith, the event coordina-
tor for Students for Change, said
Bowen's journey is symbolic of the
American spirit.


Bowen said his journey also in-
volves talking with people about
the election and their visions for
Obama's presidency.
"Maybe all we got is hope, but
I'd like to see it live further than
that," he said.
Bowen, who cycles 80 to 100
miles each day, has come pretty far
- about 3,000 miles as of Tuesday.
The journey offers a liberating
lifestyle, he said.
"You're free," he said. "You're
not tied down to such a strict or
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Editorial


Senate Snafu

Illinois shouldn't let

Burris take Senate seat
Roland W. Burris wants you to know that he's not
here looking for drama.
Unfortunately for Burris, the would-be successor
to President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat happened
to be appointed by that governor whose last name no one
seems to know how to pronounce.
You know, Illinois Gov. Rod Bla-go-ya-vich.
A few spritzes of "eau du credibility" would do little
for Burris at this point as he futilely attempts to ward off
the stench left by beleaguered Blagojevich surrounding his
appointment.
The Editorial Board believes Burris has an insatiable
thirst for drama consumed with a selfish ideology to
ensure that the empty space on the side of his mausole-
um bears the title of senator long before he takes his final
breath.
The grave already informs the world of the many il-
lustrious accomplishments racked up by Burris over the
course of his political career.
From Illinois controller moving up the ranks to state
attorney general, the Editorial Board politely tips their
proverbial caps to Burris for his public service to the peo-
ple from the Land of Lincoln.
Whether Burris is qualified for the position of U.S.
Senator is not for the Editorial Board to decide.
All we want is for Burris to take a step back and let the
law dictate who will assume the seat vacated by Obama.
He shouldn't be causing more distractions by showing up
on Capitol Hill and expecting a seat.
It's not that some of Burris' fellow Democrats are delib-
erately giving the man the cold shoulder rather, they are
looking out for the health and future of the party, which
trumps any run-of-the-mill politician with delusions of
grandeur.
The Editorial Board wonders if Illinois even wants a
senator who more or less begged for the job by conceding
he would refrain from seeking re-election?
While Burris may not have "paid to play" like some of
his fellow Chicagoans, he sure isn't helping his sleaze quo-
tient as he tries to sneak in the back door in the wake of
political corruption.
We are afraid that Burris couldn't care less about the
circumstances in which he is seated as the junior senator
from the state of Illinois.
His obsession with validating his career with the bright
shiny letters of S-E-N before his name is nothing short
of unsettling and disappointing hardly a recipe for the
African American community's lone voice in the Senate to
win over his constituency.
Pushing his own agenda may very well result in Burris
assuming Obama's vacant seat, but sadly, he risks demean-
ing his legacy to a fleeting memory of everything that
transpired before he even steps foot in his plush Senate
office.
Burris, whose tombstone boasts the phrase "Trail
Blazer," can only save face if he backs off his approach
of entitlement to the position and humbly acknowledges
the cloud of uncertainty and scandal surrounding Gov.
Blagojevich.
If not, it won't be long before the Senate plays musical
chairs again and Burris finds himself without a seat.


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We're sorry we had to run a whopping 15 Associated
Press stories. (We've been working here for years and
that's the most we've ever seen printed in one edition).
Sorry about the Oklahoma/Oklahoma State confu-
sion on the front page, a mixup that will surely send us to
Gator fan hell.
Sorry that little "partly cloudy" clip art wasn't next to
the indexes on Page 1.
But we realized something last night, sometime be-
tween the server crash at midnight and its eventual resus-
citation at 1:30 a.m.
Maybe they won't notice the missing weather icon.
Maybe the readers want more AP articles.
What a lot of our readers may not realize is that it takes
a hell of a lot of blood, sweat and tears to generate each
edition of the Alligator. As you may have read last semes-
ter, we've had some "issues" (pun totally intended) with
employee turnover and low morale in the newsroom.
We've had to do some serious brainstorming to try to re-
solve these issues.
We transformed the newsroom from '70s wood panel-
ing hell to something that could arguably be called shabby
chic. Our secret: six coats of a paint named Cool Elegance,
a lot of Tegan and Sara sing-alongs and the installation of
a twin bed in the editor's office.
(We're not kidding. There really is a bed in there, and
we've already slept on it).
Even with our improved digs, putting out a paper is no
easy feat. It involves assigning stories, which have to be


reported and written before they go
through several editors. Photos are
assigned, snapped and edited. All
of this happens while you guys are
sleeping, going to class and watch-
e ming The Office.
Kristin Bjornsen And it happens every day.
Nicole Safker When you factor in a debilitating
server crash, a staff still in training
Rachel Roy and a paper that would be a feat for
Editorial Notebook a full staff to fill, the potential for di-
saster increases by roughly 89 per-
cent (and we suck at math).
But last night, as the entire staff sat assembled at 1 a.m.
in the production room waiting for the servers to come
back online, no one was complaining. By the way, the
deadline for all pages to be sent is 12:50 every night, no ex-
ceptions. Even Rachel, our lone online guru, stayed until
the bitter end and sleepily published the last story to our
Web site at 6:30 a.m. and she's not doing that again.
For us, not being able to publish both print and online
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There are so many things that can and will go wrong,
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you, the reader.
Please tell us what's working for you.
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Managing Editor / Print. Rachel Roy is a journalism junior
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Letters to the Editor
No mercy not fair contemporary American society.
Thanks for reminding us why Religious preference, ethnicity,
we all hate you, Bernie, by not political affiliation and social sta-
only reminding us how patheti- tus often define and pervade the
cally few tickets students get deep rifts that characterize this
compared to alumni, but also by 60-year-old dispute.
giving us your standard holier- The current situation involv-
than-thou insistence that we go ing the Israeli bombardment and
to class while you nurse your incursion into Palestinian terri-
hangover in Miami. stories has undoubtedly agitated
Matt Martz many strongly held beliefs and
7LS emotions on all sides of the con-
flict.
N E I On page 13 in yesterday's
Alligator there was an Associated
Conflict coverage biased Press wire story describing
The entire Israeli-Palestinian Israel's refusal to accept any calls
conflict is a very divisive topic in


for a cease-fire that also ran with
a picture.
The story was well balanced,
but the picture which showed
an Israeli child looking at dam-
age done to a building by Hamas
rocket fire editorialized other-
wise fair and balanced coverage
of a major world event.
This picture undeniably did a
poor job capturing the Palestinian
point of view of the conflict and
totally ignored the suffering of
Gazans.
It is important to note that be-
fore the current Israeli military
operation even started, there had


been a brutal 1 1/2-year Israeli
blockade imposed on the entire
Gaza Strip.
Other than for intermittent aid
provided by the United Nations,
this blockade did not allow any
food supplies, medicine, gas or
monetary aid to be delivered to
the Gaza Strip.
Now, on top of the blockade's
effects on the Gazan civilian
population and on the heels
of Israel breaking its agreement
to a cease-fire with Hamas -
the heavy Israeli shelling has
killed more than 550 Palestinians
and injured 2,500 other Gazans,


including 200 civilians. Many
of those injured or killed were
women and children.
Moreover, through this unbal-
anced coverage, the voices and
points of view of many UF stu-
dents were marginalized and left
in the dark.
In the future, the entire
Alligator staff must be more
sensitive to alternative points of
view and provide its readers with
increased fairness and balance
when it comes to such discordant
issues.
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mitted into the O'Connell Center
after 5:30 p.m.
The Reitz Grand Ballroom
doors will open at 6 p.m. Orange
& Brew will be open during its
regular hours.
While Gator fans are mak-
ing plans to attend one of the
three venues to watch the game
or have game day arrangements
of their own, a fraction are mak-
ing the five-hour, 325-mile drive
to cheer in the stands at Dolphin
Stadium.
"Gainesville would definitely
be the best place for a post-game
celebration, but you never know
when the Gators will play in the
championship again," said UF
graduate student Josh Altshuler.
"No matter how crazy the streets
get, there is no replacing seeing
your team win in person."
The same three campus ven-
ues were open for the champion-
ship game in 2007 when UF beat
Ohio State.
While the O'Connell Center
has a capacity of 12,000 under
normal circumstances, about


10,000 fans are expected to attend
tomorrow night based on past
championships.
Because certain areas of the
O'Connell Center will be blocked
off, fewer seats will be available
there.
However, the blocked sections
will ensure all attendees have a
good view of the screens, said UF
spokesman Steve Orlando.
Orlando, who
attended the
BCS title game in
2007 in Arizona,
overheard the
excitement of
people celebrat-
ing in the streets
Orlando of Gainesville
via telephone.
"After the game I actually
called people I knew who were
watching in the O-Dome," he
said.
Seeing the team live is pre-
ferred, but being in the O'Connell
center is a great option, Orlando
said.
Tailgating will not be permit-
ted on campus Thursday to avoid
distracting students in class and
so UF facilities can carry on their
daily tasks, Orlando said.


60 people attend to Sunday protest


GAZA, from page 1


University Avenue and 13th Street, El-Assar
said.
"We're protesting the killing on either
side," El-Assar said. "No matter what started
it or what political ideologies there are,.we
value the human life."
Both Bull and El-Assar objected to recent
media coverage, saying it was biased.
"People are saying Hamas started it," El-
Assar said. "But this didn't start last week.
This is not a fair fight. We have hospitals be-
ing bombed and civilians being killed."
Naomi Fireman, vice president of commu-
nications for the Jewish Student Union, dis-
agrees.
"Israel has every right to defend itself,"
she said, adding the attacks were not intend-


ed to hurt civilians.
Fireman said people in Israel live in con-
stant fear. Her cousins, who live there, are
not allowed to play soccer outside due to the
constant threat of bombings, she
On said.
Campus "Parents live in fear for their
children," she said.
Fireman said the Jewish
Student Union has organized a peaceful po-
litical rally called "No More Hamas" for Jan.
15 to be held in Turlington Plaza.
There will be signs and music as well as
people promoting awareness of the recent
events.
Students will also be able to write letters to
Israeli soldiers and their families.
"This is not a pro-Israel protest," she said.
"It is strictly against Hamas."


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PREP, from page 1

in one case, burned a small
Christmas tree in the middle
of University Avenue, accord-
ing to Alligator archives.
"We've had enough events
here that ,we've hopefully
learned from our mistakes,"
said Mike Taphorn, gen-
eral manager at The Swamp
Restaurant.
The Swamp will have 20
security staff members on the
floor, 10 more than usual, to


"People like to get
drunk and fight. We-
don't want to hand out
weapons."
David Millis
Tijuana Flats kitchen manager

handle the crowd, Taphorn
said.
Tijuana Flats, along with
most other bars and restau-
rants, won't be serving beer
in glass bottles, said David


Millis, the restaurant's kitchen
manager.
"People like to get drunk
and fight," Millis said. "We
don't want to hand out weap-
ons."
All of the establishments
have been warned by the fire
marshal that capacity laws
will be strictly enforced on
game night.
Many of the bars will have
systems in place to ensure that
they don't breach capacity,
which could mean long lines
for eager fans.


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9270 4-22-08-72-2

**WOODLAND VILLAS*@
2BR units starting at
$695. 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

*THE 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 0
Rental Community
1 mo. FREE RENT
1BR Loft Style Starting at $600
Gated Community 6400 SW 20th Ave.
888-373-0849
4-22-08-72-2

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 1-12-
08-35-2

STUDIO & 1BR Walk to UF
Available Dec & Jan 1st.
$410-$495/mo.
Gore Rabell Real Estate
378-1387 Gore-Rabell.com
4-22-08-72-2

2b,lb 1 block MidTown *
2 Car Decal WiFi-lnternet Washer & Dryer*
Jan-July 204 NW 18 St Manny 352 317 4408
1-20-08-41-2

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
4-22-08-72-2

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

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

SERENOLA PINES APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office
1BR $515, 2BR $580
Call for daily specials
352-335-0420 1-30-08-48-2


Available TODAYI
No move-in fees & 1 mo free
2/2 : 975 sq ft $705
3/2 : 1096 sq ft- $866
pinetreegardens.com *376-4002
4-22-08-72-2


PET'S PARADISE
$375 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 1-20-
08-21-2

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

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

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.

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

**312, 3 Blocks to UF**
W/D, Pets, Dec Free
$1200/mo. 352-375-8256
4-22-76-2

BRAND NEW FOR AUG 09
CAMPUS VIEW PLACE
2BR/2BA OR 3BR/3BA
Luxury Suites near Shands,
Norman Hall, UF Sorority Row
1240 SW 9th Road
Please visit us at the model
1185 SW9th Road 1-5pm
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.campusviewplace.com 4-22-75-2

LEASING FOR AUG 09
Quality Student Housing
Near UF, Norman & Shands
1,2,3,4 & 5 BR Properties
List Avail Jan 20th!!
Please call or email us to
Receive a list before they
Are all gone!!!
Union Properties 352-373-7578
info@rentgainesville.com
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2

CAMPUS VIEW SOUTH
Now Leasing 2BR/2BA
Luxury Dual Suites
1185 SW9th RD $1000/mo
Close to UF, Norman Hall
& Sorority Row.
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2

WWW.RENTGAINESVILLE.COM
Check out all of our available listings!
1, 2, 3 & 4BR Properties.
Many have been drastically reduced
For immediate occupancy!
Union Properties 352-373-7578 4-22-75-2

NOW LEASING
2BR/1.5BA MidTown Apts
Parking/laundry hkups
Walk to UF $850/mo
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2

MOVE IN TODAY
Casa East end unit
2BR/2.5BA $800/mo
Pets OK w Fee
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2

PET FRIENDLY!
3BR/3BA w room to run
behind Hilton on SW 34th ST
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2


Available NOW
1BR/1BAw/laundry hkups
Pets OK w/fee close to UF
Water, sewer & trash incl.
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2

$995/MO 3BR/2BA
NEAR UFI! w/d incl.
2041 NW 7th Place
Large family room w/fireplace
Hardwood floors & nice yard
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2

For rent 4 bd 2 bath with family room. Close
to university, schools, shopping and dining.
Great for roommate sharing. Call Bobbie at
352-514-6712 1-8-08-5-2

*CAMPUS EDGE CONDO*
2/2 Walk to UF, Shands & VA. Tile floor, W/D
in unit, avail fall. Reasonable rate. 239-250-
6149, 239-992-2449 1-30-08-19-2

5BR/3BA HOUSE
Block from law school, biking distance from
UF. W/D incl. Pets ok. Huge yard. $1600/mo.
Call Solomon 262-3472 2-3-08-20-2

* 2BR/2.5BA- $725/mo.
* 2BR/1.5BA- $625/mo.
Off SW 34th St. Close to UF, Shands, shop-
ping & dining. Fenced yard, until room. private
parking, pets ok. Call Solomon 262-3472
2-3-08-20-2

University Terrace West
1 Female needed $325/mo
Lease through July 2009
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-72-2

WALK TO SANTA FE
2bd/2ba $750/mo
1 car garage. dw, mw. wd incl
Fenced yard. Avail Now!
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-72-2

Mallorca Unit near Royal Park
2BD/2.5BAAvail Now!!
Beautiful, luxury townhouse
w/ garage. $950/mo
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-72-2

Visit www.gatorpads.com
for available units or call
352-284-0316 / 352-281-0733
Houses, Duplexes, Condo, Townhouses.
Walk/Bike/Bus to UF. Neat, clean, quality
1-30-08-18-2

HERE IT IS! RENT REDUCED...UPSCALE
Charleston Place Condo, 2/2, W/D in unit, just
repainted,alltilefloors,DW,screenedporch,2nd
floor, call 352-335-3787 1-12-09-5-2

2 story 2 bolrm 2 bth w/firplace in Shell Rock
Villas. Nice area closet UF, OaksMallandbus
stop. $625 mo plus securitydep $600. Call Ms.
Mitchell (678) 642-1223 1-12-09-5-2

2BR/2BA Townhouse, small pets ok! private
courtyard,icemaker,dishwasher,washer/dryer
hookup.walkto restraunts/grocery. $799. mo.
quiet neighbors. 318-0089 2-4-09-21-2

Room for rent with private bathroom in 2/2.5
Townhouse. 2.5 miles from UF. W/D upstairs;
alarm; common areas furnished. $450/month
& half of utilities. Negotiable. Call Jenn (352)
672-0238
1-20-09-10-2

DUCK POND! Historic 3/1 house for rent in
walking distance to downtown, bike to UF.
Hardwood floors, large backyard. 723 NE 8th
Avenue. Cats OK. $1100/month. Call Kris 352-
514-4544 1-9-09-4-2

2bd/2.5batownhouse. Petfriendly.Closetol-75
and bus route to main campus. New paint and
2parkingspaces.Rentis$750amonthplus$10
perpet. Januaryfree!!CallRhondaat(727)-243-
4688. 2-3-09-20-2

Roomy 1BdRm/1 Bath Now Avail;
Brandywine, Old Archer Rd. $650 per mo
incl. water. Ready to move in. First floor, car-
peted, private. Full kitchen. Very nice. Call
813-924-7192 while lasts. 1-20-09-10-2


3BR/2B House near Westside Park. Beautiful
hardwoodflrs.LgLR,DR,FamilyRm.Dishwasher,
CentAC&Htr. Free laundry fac. Fenced, land-
scaped yd. Monthlyprepaydiscount. 1019 NW
36th Dr. $1395/mo+Util. 773-206-1774 1-20-
09-10-2

House 4br 3 bath, 3000+sf, 1 mile to UF, w/d,
pets ok, $1900. 352-213-3943 1-12-5-2


LOTSOFGREENSPACE
2BRhome.$700/mo.352-378-9220or213-3901
1-20-09-10-2

FREE SCOOTER
when you sign a one year lease. Near UF,
3BR/2BA+ Office, fenced, pets OK, lawn care
manyextras.$1650/mo.1003NW22ndSt.352-
256-3945 1-16-9-2


Rocky Point Apartments
3/2 W/D hkps Pets welcome!
$899.00 call now 352-376-1619 2-3-09-20-2

TheGreensatWestEnd-2bd/2bacondo,vault-
ed ceilings, computer nook, screened porch,
attached 1 car garage. Rent is $1100/mo. Call
Anna at 352-318-2183. 1-13-09-5-2

1 BR apt. w/pvtgated courtyard located in small
proffesionalcomplex@3320SW23dSt.Single,
mature applicants only. $540.00/mosmall pets.
ok @ $25.00/mo 352 377-2150 Please leave a
msg. 1-21-09-10-2

Spacious 1 BR/1BA Condo
*Only 1.8 mi to UF
*Completely remodeled
*Pool,clubhouse,fitness center
*$675/mo. Call 954-650-8919 1-13-09-5-2

4BED3BATHHOUSEFORRENTSTARTINGAUG
1, 2009. On UniversityAve near the corner of
NW30th St. $2,000 permonth, petsOK. Large
backyard and deck. Call630-390-6612. 2-27-
09-37-2

BEAUTIFULCONDOFORRENT!FIRSTMONTH
FREE! 3 bed/2 bath, laminate wood floors,
fencedbackdeck,1.5miiestoUF!Allappliances
included.AvailableNOW!Pleasecall(352)384-
3604oremailenkanderson@gmail.com 1-13-
09-5-2

**Duckpond Duplex**
2BR/1 BAinquietneighborhood.Closetodown-
town&on bus line. Spacious, carpeted, W/Don
premises, DM/, Cent H/AC. No dogs. $650/mo
Available now 352-376-0080 1-21-09-10-2

POOL HOUSE AVAIL NOW!
Biketo UF4BR/3BA,over2000sf, nice area 1 mi
toU F.2816WUnivAve.$1500/moorcandivide
into 3/2 for $1200/mo. Pool service extra376-
6183, 352-327-2931 1-13-09-5-2

2BR/2.5BATownhouse condo near UF. Wired
for inet + sec system, W/D hk-up, appliances,
commpool,2 MasterBRsw/own BA, Idealfor2
toshare. 1st&secdepreq.$1100/mo954-805-
7827dennismiller@tycoint.com 1-21-09-10-2


1Br/1Ba sublease in a 2/2 @ Cabana Beach.
Washer/dryer, fully furnished. Free internet
and cable. Include utilities. Pool, gym, bus
line. Normally $609/mo, but sublease at
$450/mo. Available now until end of July.
(352) 870-4026. 1-7-3-3

Sublease brand new apartment at the
Woodlands of Gainesville. 1 bedroom
in a 2Br/2Ba, vaulted ceilings, fully fur-
nished $660 a month. If interested please
call1(954)801-7557 1-9-08-5-3

The Laurels 1/1 townhome. Private gated
community avail now thru Aug. W/D incl.
w/free tanning, HBO & showtime. Semi-furn
w/various amenities. $869/mo (negotiable)
Call Ashley 941-915-6439 1-9-08-3-3

Nice 2/2 apt close to campus and downtown!
W/D, dishwasher, ceiling fans, pets allowed!
avail nowthruJuly31.$800/month. 110NW9th
Terr.CallLindsey@561-398-67201-13-08-6-3

Sublease 1 BD/1 BA unfurn. apt. @ Pine Rush
Villas from January to July. $529/mo + utilities.
Contact Paul at 352-222-0279 fordetails. 1-9-
4-3

4/4 Fully furnished apartment with first month
free. Utilitiesincluded. $500permonth. Located
in Lexington Crossing. For more info call (813)
390-7761. 1-13-09-6-3

$425 Sprig subleasein2/2fullyfurnishedapart-
ment at The District on 62nd Blvd. All utilities
included (cable, internet, water, electricity).
Located on bus routes 20 and Lator Gator C.
Females preferred.Call 704-989-3168 ASAP!
1-9-4-3

1 bed 1 bath, part of a 3 bed 3 bath apartment
with two other roomates. Very spacious, great
location, vaulted ceilings. $385 a month. In the
polos,2330SWWillistonRd.apt.2825.Call386-
490-5947 1-20-10-3

1 BR/1 BA apt for sublease at Summer Place
Villas. $560/month, includes water. Available
NOW! Call 941-457-3444 or swatts@ufl.edu
1-27-09-15-3

Furnished or unfurnished 1/1 in 3/3 in
Stoneridge (3800 SW 34 St.) available im-
mediately. $365/month + utilities. January
rentisFREE. Greatroommates. 817-504-6884,
KathrynL@ufl.edu. 1-13-09-5-3

SubletMadisonPoint. Fumishedbedroomwith
private bathandlargeclosetin3BR unit.$450.+
Utili.Neg.Availablelmmediately.239-370-0418,
239-370-8201,239-596-1901 1-13-09-5-3

2 BLOCKS TO STADIUM
Sublease 1BR in 4BR house. Share w/ 3 male
UFstudents.Available now. $495/mo. Ca11335-
4790 1-13-09-5-3

Magnolia Manor Apartment 2/2 $640/mo
spring/summer.Washer/dryer,dishwasher, up-
datedappliances.Closetocampusonroutes34,
9, 36. No roam towing.Available now. Call 352-
336-0000 or ashlei87@ufl.edu. 1-13-09-5-3


Duckpond Roommates
2 bd 1.5 ba 1200 sq ft townhouse in heart of a
historic neighborhood.w/d Blocks to down-
town shops & restaurants. 508 NE 4th A ave
avail immediately $795/mo 379-4952 Roommate Matching HERE
1-21-09-10-2 Oxford Manor 377-2777
......The Landings 336-3838
Subleases The Laurels 335-4455
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$425-1 or 2 females needed for Univ. Terrace
condo on 34th; utilities included; un/furnished,
bus routes 12 and 35; call 352.514.3398 or
email anu87@ufl.edu 1-12-08-8-3

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 FURNISHED in a 4B/4B @
Gainesville Place apts. All INCLUSIVE
(utilities,cable,internet) $425/month
FLEXIBLE LEASE TERMS
mxracer@cfl.rr.com OR 321-302-1175 1-20-
08-14-3


Cobblestone r377-28ou
Hidden Lake 374-3866
4-22-72-4

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

Female roommate needed in condo
1 mile from UF, $455/MO includes
cable, internet, utilities, pool+ more. Pvt
bath,beautifully renovated, furnished, on bus
route, 262-2871 1-12-08-14-4


WOODLAND TERRACE APTS
OffSW 34th St near post office.
2BR $535
Call for daily specials
352-335-0420 1-30-08-48-2






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HANDYMANNEEDEDDisc4wkShare2/2MH
Fum rm avail now $200 N/R dep. $400/mo;
$100/wk incl util. 2 wk adv. laun/cook svc avail
N/A, N/S, N/D. Cara+30daynotice2vacate. Nr
bus/shops Sm caged pet ok 331-0762 1-12-
11-4

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
1-7-08-7-4

Non-smoking, quiet roommate, m/f, needed
to share a 2 br/ 2bath townhouse asap. in the
Rockwood Villas on 62nd Blvd. $395/month..
MikeReed@cfl.rr.com 1-9-08-7-4

Need 1 female to share big 4/2 on horse
farm. Pets ok. $300/mo + util. Jan July Call
Meg 352-495-7714 1-7-08-4-4

02 br 1ba condo with 1 br for rent. Central air
and heat. 2 pools in complex. Walking distance
to Shands and UF. Rent 395/mo
1 BR avail w/private bath in large NW house
$425/mo. Call Mike 352-316-3930. 1-13-09-
8-4

Master BD w/ Private Bath
in 4BD/3BA house off NW 16th Ave. DW,
W/D, Cox cable w/ networked i-net, new car-
pet, ceiling fans. No cats/dogs $450 incl utils
328-4995 1-8-08-5-4


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Room for rent in a 2 bed 2 bath house. Very
close to campus, large bathroom, New appli-
ances/furniture,w/d,dishwasher,flexablelease.
Call Terry at: 352-473-6930. 1-9-08-5-4
Looking for male college student (preferred)
to share4BR/4BAcondowith same. Own bath-
room. W/D, high speed intemet. Includes utili-
ties $475/mo(availableimmediately)863-634-
1893 1-12-08-5-4


Very close to campus 4/2 remodeled condo
opensto lovelycourtyard and pool. $425w/UT
cableand internetincluded.(forsaleorrent)call
352-870-0291 2-17-09-30-4
Share3BRfurn.THCasablancaWestwith2UF
students. $300/mo., + 1/3 utilities. Smoking
patio only. Male or Female. Avail. now. Near
busstop.786.514.5319(Max)or786.299.8626
1-13-09-6-4
Male roommate needed. Share furn 3BR/2BA
house w/yng prof $400/mo +1/2 util Directv,
ph, wireless, Vonage, elec. W/D, ofc space
pvt BA (morn) Ig yd fenced, pets ok, trees,
wooddeck, hottub, pond. UF-15 min drive,
'near bus, Lakeview Ests 352-682-6297
1-27-15-4

PEACE,PETS,TREES&GREATROOMMATES!1BR
available in house near all!. See craigslisting:
https://post.craigslist.org/manage/975799217/
gsyua for more/contact info. 1-13-09-5-4
2ROOMSAVAILABLEFORFEMALESONLY
in 4/2.5 townhouse. $475/mo/room. All includ-
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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 NEWCONSTRUC-
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(352) 494-0194 or (352) 316-5556 2-17-
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3/2 split plan in NW Gainesville $196,000
Talbot district, Large Master Bed & Bath,
view of Pond & Woods, Bonus Room.
b.wunderlich@juno.com or 706.691.9784
1-8-08-7-5

Condos for sale near UF/Shands!!
Many affordable units available.
Call Carolyn/Maureen at:
(352)284-4428 or (386)365-8590
@ Matchmaker Realty. 1-30-09-21-5

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$85,000 OBO.
904-687-0634 1-12-5-5

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MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $40
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-7490
4-22-08-72-6
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. 4-22-08-72-6
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
4-22-72-6
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 4-22-08-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
4-22-08-72-6
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 4-
22-72-6
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 4-22-08-72-6
"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.
4-22-72-6
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846.4-22-72-6
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
4-22-72-6
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-22-08-
72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-22-72-6
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 4-22-72-6


SComputers

CASH PAID FOR LAPTOP'S
Buy Sell Trade Any Condition
336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz Joel 4-22-
08-72-7
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
4-22-08-72-7


F Bicycles

In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town *
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
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PARKING:
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Resege now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-22-08-72-10

UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENTAUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more.
All individuals interested in bidding go to:
http://www.surplus.ufl.edu/online/ 392-0370
4-22-08-72-10

PARKING 60 SECONDS TO UF.
Nextto McDonalds NW13th St. Call forsemes-
ter rates: 352-538-2454. 1-12-09-5-10


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**000 SCOOTERS e0000
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
4-22-08-72-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
www.NS4L.com
4-22-08-72-11

***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 4-22-
08-72-11

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
4-22-08-72-11

***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! 4-22-08-72-11

GATORMOTO Gville's #1 service facility. We
repairALL brands of scooters. Pickups avail-
able. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest
turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we
know how to treat our customers! 376-6275
4-22-08-72-11

SWAMP CYCLES
Closest to Campus. Largest selection,
Best Customer Service.
Motorcycles,Scooters,Accessories,andService.
633 NW13th Street www.swampcycles.com
4-22-72-11

***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
4-22-08-72-11




*FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS*
*Running or notI
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Qver 15 yr svc to UF students
*dall Don @ 215-7987 4-22-08-72-12

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

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

CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas 0 Chevys 0 Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
4-22-72-12

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


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

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 & Wrecksll
TOP DOLLAR PAID!
386-234-0072 & 386-234-0075
1-12-08-10-12

2002NISSANSentraGXE.90250mi,runssmooth-
lyand has neverbroken down. Blackwith gray
cloth interior. Power locks,windows and mir-
rors work perfectly.Cold AC. Maintenance up
to date. Good deal/Negotiable.Interested call
3528707022 1-13-5-12


.Wanted


LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-22-
72-13


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.



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ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
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FULL-TIME ACCOUNTING CLERK

Full-time position in accounts receiveable.
Must be able to work from 8am-5pm, M-F.
This position combines billing with sales
related reports, cash receipts posting, mark-
ing up the paper, etc. Communication skills
with customers and students important.
QuickBooks and Excel spreadsheets experi-
ence preferred.

Please send resume, along with a cover
letter, to: Business Office, The Independent
Florida Alligator, PO Box 14257, Gainesville,
FL 32604-2257. Email:
rmalloy@alligator.org AND
tcarey@alligator.org or
Fax 352-376-4556.
No phone calls please.
EOE

LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, personal references, www.
carrsmith.com for details. 4-22-72-14


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Help Wanted 1


EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
$$$$$$$$$$$$
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW6th St.
352-378-9204
4-22-08-72-14

$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$
For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
niture. No appt.necessary! Sandy's Savvy
Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 372-
1226 4-22-08-72-14

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

BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-22-08-72-14

CNA TRAINING CLASS: $250! Work at your
own time & pace in your own home! To get
program on DVD's call 352-597-2559. For
online program visit www.lapcnatraining.com
Get started right away! 4-22-72-14

Tired of Working Retail?
Local real estate co. hiring part-time Sales &
Leasing Associates. Need previous sales
or retail exp & outgoing personality. No real
estate exp req (training provided). Bonuses
& benefits. Send resume, cover letter & avail
schedule to hr@trimarkproperties.com
4-22-72-14

Orange and Blue Textbooks is taking applica-
tions for Spring Semester book rush. Looking
for upbeat, experienced cashiers, floor and
shipping people. Apply in person at the store.
309 NW 13th Street. Availability during the
semester break a plus. 1-7-15-14


*MOVIE EXTRAS NEEDED!*
All looks and ageswanted for films. No experi-
ence needed. Earn from $150to $250/day. Call
now! 1-888-268-5460 ext 319 1-7-08-9-44

*IT/Programming Internship. Local invest-
ment firm seeks individual to work PT/FT
with SQL, HTML, ASP, databases, servers,
and networks. 2+ yrs exp pref. $15-20 per
hour + bonuses, long term capability. Fax re-
sume to 352-378-4156.* 1-30-08-21-14


SERVER
Experienced & friendly. Hiring for January.
Train now & be off for the holidays. Apply in
person b/t 3-5. Napolatanos 606 NW 75th St.
1-12-08-9-14


KITCHEN HELP
Experienced & reliable for nights & week-
ends. Apply in person b/t 3-5. Napolatanos
606 NW75th St. 1-12-08-9-14

Petsitter Wanted
Professional or graduate student needed
to watch two older dogs full-time. Live rent
free in lovely three bedroom home, cable,
internet, utilities and housekeeper once per
week included plus an allowance in return
for providing loving care to two beautiful,
older dogs. Must be non-smoker, clean, and
professional. Please call Ann at
352-870-6275.
1-12-08-7-14






NOW HIRING
Experienced Notetakers and Editors
Spring 2009
Apply online at www.SmokinNotes.com
1-16-08-10-14


Institute of Veterinary Spec
4011 NW43rd St Suite A 1-12-5-14
BABYSITTERINANNY needed to watch 3
children (4 mo, 2y, and 4y) M and F after-
noons (8-10hrslwk) with additional hours
available. E-mail resume and class sched-
ule to adamvorhis@yahoo.com 1-12-09-
5-14
Babysitter Needed ASAP
Infant exp. required, non-smoker. CPR a plus.
Flexible weekday hours. $8/hr.
Email resumeand referencestoJbsager@aol.
com or call 284-4754
1-12-09-5-14

Childcare/Housework help needed.All day on
Mon/Wed.AftemoonsTues/Thurs/Friday.More
hours available in summer. Available for gator
footballgamesalso.emailphykcr@gmail.com.
1-07-09-2-14

Bookkeeper- Office Manager (PT) needed for
local law office. Must be proficient in Quick
Books. Email resume to:
robjac@myimmigrationlaw.com 1-21-09-11-14


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Long Hair Models
Sought for the holidays for study on long
hair in motion. Earn $70-200 per session, no
cutitng no exp. ness.
352 792 1824, longhair.org,
lhques@yahoo.com 1-9-08-5-14 Have a 3.6 GPA & want to earn some extra
cash? We are now hiring notetakers for
Spring. Go to www.HowlgotanA.com
1-12-08-6-14

SSeekingFrontofHousestaff. LiquidGingernow
PRODUCT I ON S hiringhosts,servers&bartenders.Pleaseapply
P __R D_ T I____ in person at 101 SE 2nd Place, Suite 118, Sun
Attn GREEKS: Center downtown between 11:30 2:30 M-F
Get paid to work with Greek Houses 1-9-4-14
Account Executive/Customer
Service Positions TECHNICIAN POSITION FT/PT
PTFT Sales Opportunities Please apply in person


NOW Hiring
Assistant Graphic Designer
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist
Account Executives (Exp Req)
Managing Accounts with:
OStudent Organizations &
Corporate businesses
Customer Service Reps
Internships Positions
Marketing & Finance
Send resumes to jobs@premierparties.com
1-9-08-5-14

Stride Rite shoe store is looking for ex-
perienced & energetic retail sales person
who LOVES kids! Store hrs. 10-6 Must be
available to work wknds. Apply in person.
Oaks Mall Plaza next to Toys R Us. 6753 W.
Newberry Road Min. 1 year work commit-
ment. 1-9-08-5-14

CLERICAL POSITION FT/PT
Please apply in person
Institute of Veterinary Spec
4011 NW43rd St SuiteA 1-12-5-14







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Horse sitter/groom wanted part-time, (ameri-
can saddlebred stable, someknowledge ofthis
breed required)Must be dependable and have
somehorseexperienceand refferences.Some
overnightstayesatfarmrequired. Mustlikecats.
HighSpringsarea,352-317-1892 1-7-09-2-14


Fast Pitch umpires wanted to work high school
games 1-2 aftemoonsornightsaweek. Wewill
train you as you earn. Gotowww.besoa.org, or
call Robert at (386)334-4723 1-9-4-14


Software Engineers/Programmers
C/C++ programmers for Embedded digital
TV software (Cable, Satellite, Video over IP).
Nagravision has openings in our Atlanta and
Gainesville offices. Competitive salaries, ben-
efits, relocation. Send resume or questions to
resumes.atlanta@lw.net 1-14-09-7-14


BARTENDERS NEEDED! Earn up to $300/
day! PT/FT. No experience necessary. 888-
631-5552 X-92 2-17-09-30-14


Part-time Student Assistant needed to assist
with survey development, data analysis and
research. To review posting &apply see https://
jobs.ufl.edu, requisition #0801253. Screening
will begin on Friday, January 16 and will con-
tinue until the position is filled. The University
of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution &
women & minorities are encouraged to apply. If
an accommodation dueto a disability is needed
toapply,call(352)392-4621 orTDD1-800-955-
8771. 1-16-09-9-14

Part-time Public Relations Student Assistant
needed to promote the Healthy Gators 2010
coalition. To review posting & apply see https://
jobs.ufl.edu, requisition #0801214. Screening
will begin on Friday, January 16 and will con-
tinue until the position is filled. The University
of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution &
women &minoritiesareencouraged toapply. If
an accommodation duetoa disability is needed
toapply,call(352)392-4621 orTDD1-800-955-
8771. 1-20-09-10-14

Outgoing students needed to distribute flyers
on 1/12&1/13.Flexiblehours.$10to$12.00per
hour. Pleasecall-800-927-91941-12-09-5-14


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WAREHOUSE STAFF!!
FT/PT inventory control, flex hrs. Greatjob for
students Will work around class schedule.
Apply at Concessions Office, South End Zone
BenHillGriffinStadium, nextTotheGatorSport
Shop 352-375-4683 x6500 1-12-09-5-14

EVENT SUPERVISORSII
PT Supervisors needed. days, nights week-
ends. Flexible hours. Great 2nd Job! Apply
at Concessions Office, South End Zone Ben
Hill Griffin Stadium, next to the Gator Sport
Shop (352) 375-4683 x6500 1-12-09-5-14

TUTORS NEEDED 1-on-1 tutoring at-risk
elem school students. 1-4 afternoons/wk
$1 0/hr 15-20 min S of UF. Fed wk study
reqforemp.Volunteerswelcome ContactSally
352-384-1155; st23@cox.net
1-21-09-10-14

PTBABYSITTER/NANNY$12/hrfor3boysages
2,4 &6. Various times needed. Esp TU, TH, F
7:45am-1:45pm, also wkends. Ref & exp re-
quired. No smokers. Email resume to
batharosenson@yahoo.com 1-13-09-5-14

WEB DEVELOPERS & COMPUTER
CONSTULTANTS: UFCenterfor instructional
TechnologyandTraining.Webdevelopersmust
befamiliarwithDreamweaver,CSS,XHTMLand
Photoshop. Portfolio links must be included
with application. Consultant position requires
expertskillswith Windows and MicrosoftOffice
applications. Excellent communication skills
required.Paystartsat$7.50perhour.jksmith@
ufl.edu, online application at http://www.citt.
ufl.edu/employment.php.
1-30-17-14


Afternoon nanny for elem age
M-F 1:30 -; W 12:30; must commit thru
Aug min; Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail
res/pix/sched/gnv@nanoneone.com 1-21-09-
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to lyr+; non-student pref;
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,
pix,schedgnv@nanoneone.com 1-21-09-10-
14

MWF 7:30 to 5 NANNY for
newborn twins; 20-30hrs/wk;exp req.;
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,
pix,sched.gnv@nanoneone.com 1-21-09-10-
14

The Honey Baked Ham Co & Cafe is now
hiring for sales associate. Approx 20-25 hrs
$7.50/hr starting pay. Apply in person 618
NW 60th St (Behind McDonalds on Newberry
Rd.) Call 331-1253 1-13-08-5-14

UF Survey Research Center
Telephone Interviewers
NO SALES
$8.00- $8.50/hr
Students and Non-Students
352-392-2908 Ext: 105
408 W. University Ave. Suite 106
4-22-70-14


M-1 Services


IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 4-22-72-15


EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250' x
160' riding ring, round pen &jump paddock.
* Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19 sepa-
rate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-3175
everglade-equestrian.com 4-22-74-15

Want to be. a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wksl Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve/wkend. Class sizes limited. 338-
1193 for details expresstrainingservices.com
4-22-08-72-15

PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
339-2199
4-22-72-15


TLC HORSEBOARD
All facilities & amenities, quality instruc-
tion; 15 minutes from UF Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Ctr. 4-22-72-15

**GATOR MOVING & STORAGE **
Local and long distance moving
One item or a houseful!
10% off with this ad! FL Reg IM 19
Call Now! 352-374-4791, 800-797-6766
4-22-08-72-15

HORSE BOARDING
12 x 12 stall cement block barn. Good grass
turnout with room to run! Limited # of stalls
available. 352-472-2627 for info & directions.
4-22-08-72-15

HYPNOTIST Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Elminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self hypnosis. Low
Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH, NGH
certified 379-1079 4-22-72-15

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You'll love our low rates & references. Student
Discount. Call 352-256-0999. Lic #1M707
4-22-72-15

GatorSlideFarm: Horseboarding.Ownerhous-
ing. Dressage, stadium jumping, X-country.
Lessons/schooling opportunities. Feeding/
mucking mitigate monthly charges. Visitors al-
wayswelcome.ContactDibbie352.466.3538or
gtrslfrm@aol.com. 1-9-08-10-15

Absolute Value Automotive
Majorlminor auto repairs ASE cert. Free
pickup & delivery of your car. UF grad
owned. Lowest price guaranteed. All
makeslmodels. 9420 NW 13th St 379-3130
1-30-08-23-15


Free $10.00 gift card
coolgiftsbuy.com
Gifts for all occasions 1-13-09-5-15

T-SHIRT SCREEN PRINTING
Greeks-Sports-Clubs-Bands
*Call or Stop by for a QUOTE*
MONSTER.PRESS 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (in Spin Cycle)
4-22-72-15


Mi[l Health Services


HIV ANTIBODY TESTING 1-2228-2
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
S334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)

All Women's Health Center
ABORTION
Free Pregnancy Test
RU-486 Available
378-9191
www.abortiongainesville.com
4-22-72-16


THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Only $119! -
Gain muscle while you lose fat
Groups forming now. 339-2199
4-22-72-16


Attention cigarette smokers! Are you in-
terested in quitting smoking? What better SWAMP T
time than now, the beginning of a new year! G'ville to 1
Researchers at University of Florida are re- Tickets: $;
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and Clinic at 352-273-2188 or send an email beach.Yo
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SAME DAY SERVICE (When Possible):
*Transcription, typing. 0 Desktop pub: bro- Furry, fi
chures, newsletters, flyers, ads, logos, graph- roommate
ics, books. 0 Resume service. 20 years exp. or pet prc
* Connie 271-2677 cgraphix@bellsouth.net the Alligat
1-21-10-17


HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)


*Family Chiropractic*
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
373-7070
4-22-72-18

SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES

University Opticians
300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480
4-22-08-72-18



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WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET
Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301
15 min from Gainesville 468-2255
4-22-08-72-21


SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTS
Open To Public Wed-Fri-Sat-Sun 1pm-6pm
Skeet Trap Olympic Trap -5 Stand
gatorskeetandtrap.com 352-372-1044
8-19-09-97-21


Rocky Creek Paintball
In Gainesville Better Prices
Better Fields Better Call 371-2092
4-22-08-72-21


*** BAHAMAS SPRING BREAK ***
$189 5-Days or $239 7-Days. All prices
include: Round trip luxury cruise with
food. Accommodations on the island at
your choice of thirteen resorts.
Appalachia Travel 1-800-867-5018.
www.BahamaSun.com #ST35585
3-4-08-86-21

BAHAMA SPRING BREAK SALE
$200 Sale! Includes Roundtrip
Cruise, 4 Nights Beachfront
Hotel, Meals & #1 Parties!
Text Message: SPRINGBREAK
to 313131 to redeem sale!
Limited Space, Book Now!
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FOOTBALL

Ingram to


dress, sit

By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org

MIAMI It appeared to be one of
the misfortunes of sports, one of those
bad things that happen to good people.
When Cornelius Ingram tore his
ACL in August, teammates, coaches
and media members alike felt for the
senior who always seemed to put his
best foot forward.
His speedy recovery coupled with
freakish athleticism led to rumors that
he might return for the BCS National
Championship Game, despite the fact
that many recoveries from similar inju-
ries take up to a year.
"It's not because we don't
want him. It's just not the right
thing to do. He's not healed
yet. "
Urban Meyer
UF football coach


But coach Urban Meyer reiterated
this week that his star tight end will not
play against Oklahoma.
"It's not because we don't want
hiir," Meyer said. "It's just not the right .
thing to do. He's not healed yet."
It's a hard sell to Ingram, who may
well have circled this date on the calen-
dar as something to work toward dur-
ing rehab. Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff
He said he will definitely dress for UF tight end Cornelius Ingram catches a touchdown pass from quarterback
SEE INGRAM, PAGE 15 Tim Tebow during the first quarter of the Gators' 59-20 win against FAU.


Cleaned-up trash talk too tame for big game


MIAMI -
If I had to list the reasons why
I love sports, athletes talking trash
would certainly rank near the top. It's
as much a part of athletics as muscles,
sweat and egos, but the art of smack
talk seems to have fallen by the way-
side lately.
We're on the eve of a dynamic na-
tional title matchup between No. 1 UF
and No. 2 Oklahoma. The game fea-
tures two Heisman Trophy winners
and will settle a huge debate between
the Big 12 and Southeastern confer-
ences for the title of best college foot-
ball league.
But here's the best trash talk we get:
"I'd say (UF quarterback Tim Tebow)


Mike McCall
McCall-in' It Like I
See It
mmccall@alligator.org


would prob-
ably be about
the fourth-
best quarter-
back in our
conference,"
Oklahoma
cornerback
Dominique
Franks said on
Sunday.
Franks
added that it's
easier to pre-


pare to face Tebow than Big 12 signal
callers Colt McCoy (Texas), Graham
Harrell (Texas Tech) and Sam Bradford
(Oklahoma) because they throw twice


as many passes per game.
Those comments sent media mem-
bers into a frenzy. When reporters
heard about what Franks said, they
scrambled to find someone who had
the quote so they could blog it or get
a story done.
It sickens me to see our standards
for quality trash talk lowered this
much.
First of all, what Franks said was
TRUE. Tebow would be the fourth-
best quarterback in the Big 12. He
might be a more valuable player than
that trio, but in offenses where the
goal is to launch footballs all over the
field to a zillion zig-zagging receivers
SEE MIKE, PAGE 15


UF turns it on


in second half

By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

It's all uphill from here.
UF (13-2) polished off its non-conference
schedule Tuesday night with a 95-69 thumping
of Longwood (7-9) in the O'Connell Center.
The Gators started off slow and took a 10-
point lead into halftime before outscoring the
Lancers 51-35 after the break.
Nick Calathes once again led the way for
the Gators, scoring 19 points, grabbing 10 re-
bounds and finishing two assists shy of a tri-
ple-double. It was his second double-double
of the season.
Forward Kenny Kadji scored 14 points
while shooting 70 percent from the field.
Now,. as the Gators turn
their attention to Saturday's
matchup with Mississippi
and the start of Southeastern
Conference play, they hope
the freshman will be able to
provide some much-needed
calats depth in the frontcourt.
alathes "I need to keep getting
more consistent," Kadji said. "In high school,
you can get away with playing good one day
and then just relaxing the next. (In college),
you have to be ready every day, and it's some-
thing I'm working to get better at."
While Kadji has shown he can provide the
Gators with minutes off the bench early in the
season, even he isn't sure what to expect from
conference play.
"I have no clue," Kadji said. "I guess we'll
find out Saturday."
Calathes said that while he has tried to help
prepare his young teammates for the SEC, they
may have to experience it for themselves be-
fore they can fully understand the jump they
are about to make.
"The SEC is a lot stronger, a lot taller and a
lot tougher than the teams we have played so
far," Calathes said. "I think we definitely have
a tough task ahead of us."
UF coach Billy Donovan is also unsure
about how his team will fare in the coming
weeks.
"We are very inconsistent," Donovan said.
"But I think that is part of this team's growing
and maturing process.
"We have a big challenge ahead of us and
we need to figure out a way to handle that."


NBA
Magic 89
Wizards 80
NSAA Football
Tulsa 45
Ball State 13


SWith Oklahoma's starting running back De-
Marco Murray sidelined for Thursday's game,
leading rusher Chris Brown will shoulder the
load. For the full story and more championship
game coverage, check out alligatorSports.org.


Today's question: Who was the most memorable
trash-talker from this football season?

Previous question: Will Tim Tebow jump to the
NFL after this year? (see right for results)


Percent (Votes)
89% (212)
11% (27)



239 TOTAL VOTES







WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 15


Tight end's NFL future No. 1 priority


INGRAM, from page 14

the game and warm up with the team, and he still
holds out hope for playing, although he admits
his only chance might be during a kneel-down at
the end of the game if UF is leading.
"This is what you come to college for to
compete for a national championship," Ingram
said. "Sitting out the entire season was frustrat-
ing, and coming into this big-time environment
with the crowd and another great team you're
playing against it's very highly anticipated."
He admitted that if it were up to him, he might
play Thursday. He said he and Meyer have joked
about him possibly getting on the field.
"The only thing is, I haven't been out there in
pads and had the full contact yet," he said. "That's
the only thing I might be a little timid about. As
far as running, catching, cutting full-speed, I'm
doing all that, and it's coming along really well."
But he isn't worried about the anxiety that
plagues many athletes recovering from knee sur-
geries. Some never regain their old form because
they can't get back the complete confidence to
make cuts without thinking of the injury.
Ingram said his situation is different because
of how he sustained the injury.
He did it without pads after being pulled
down by his shoulders. Very different, he said,
from someone who has his knee hit from differ-


ent angles by defenders in full contact.
"Whenever I get back into it, Ill just be able to
go full-speed. I don't have any fear about it right
now," he said. "I feel like I rehabbed and did my
therapy process really well, so I feel like I'll be
ready to compete."
When asked about how Ingram has looked in
practice, UF assistant coach Dan Mullen couldn't
suppress a smile.
"Oh yeah. Oh yeah," he said. "He can go."
But quickly after, he had a more somber out-
look.
"We were hoping maybe
there'd be a shot for him in this
game," Mullen said. "For his fu-
Football tur with the doctors, they just
determined that it's better for
him to just keep preparing and
do some things. I watch him run routes and do
things out there. He looks fabulous."
Mullen understands Ingram's frustration, but
the coaches don't want to risk any possible fur-
ther.injury by rushing him back too fast.
"For him, unless the doctors say he's 100-
percent go, we wouldn't put his future at risk,"
Mullen said. "He has a tremendous future in
front of him. I imagine he's going to be a top pick
in the draft.
"That's where his focus needs to be. He's done
a great job. He's part of this team, part of this fam-
ily. He has a big future to worry about."


MIKE, from page 14


at a fast pace, Bradford, McCoy
and Harrell are better-suited to
succeed.
Plus, it's not exactly an insult
to rank Tebow below two players
who edged him out in the Heisman
voting and a third who finished a
spot behind him.
I know there are plenty of
things the players are dying to say
about their opponents, but we'll
never hear it.
Desperate to avoid giving teams
"bulletin-board material," coaches
are constantly policing their play-
ers to avoid any statements that
could be considered out of line.
To make matters worse, this
season the Gators have been reeled
in tight by UF's Sports Information
Department, making it evenharder
to get quality smack from players.
Here's an example of how para-
noid people are: After UF topped
Arkansas this season, linebacker
Brandon Spikes told me it was


because the Razorbacks weren't
as tough or hardworking as the
Gators.
So, the media didn't see Spikes
again for quite some time, report-
ers were barred from interviewing
players on the field for the next
game against LSU and I had a UF
staffer follow me all over the field
after the Florida-Georgia game to
make sure I didn't talk to Spikes.
Wow.
First off, the fear over giving a
foe an edge by spouting off to the
media is ridiculous. -
Coaches fabricate stories and
trash talk all the time to motivate
players, so whether it's actually
said or not doesn't matter.
Do you really think Tebow is
going to play harder because of
Franks' comments? Do you think
there's anything anyone could say
to make any OU or UF players try
any harder on Thursday?
SMy answer is no. Trash talk
doesn't affect the outcome of
games. It's just fun, and sports are
a little less interesting without it.


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