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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009


ON CAMPUS

Comedian jokes about disorder


By ALISON SCHWARTZ
Alligator Writer

Sometimes, it's hard to understand Louis
"Twitchels" Centanni.
His sentences are often broken up by throaty
grunts as he jerks his head back and forth. His
neck arches toward the ceiling and he recovers.
These are ticks, and if he focuses hard enough,
he can control them.
Centanni, 24, has Tourette syndrome, and in
front of about 100 UF students Wednesday eve-
ning, he tried to explain why his disability really
isn't so bad.
"It's not easy living like this," he said. "But I
don't like people who look for pity."
He wasn't always so optimistic.
One day, he found himself in his bedroom,
sulking about his condition. He wrapped an ex-
tension cord around his neck, double-knotting
the loop and attaching it to his bunk bed. All of
the twitching, the teasing, the ticks he was
ready to end it.
He was also 250 pounds. His suicide attempt
broke his bunk bed and snapped the cord.
"I'm like, 'I can't even fucking kill myself,'"
Centanni joked.
It's jokes like these that summarize Centanni's
outlook. He channels struggles with his disability
into his entertainment career, and he's not afraid
to make fun of himself.
"I just love entertainment in general," Centan-
ni said. "It's the best medicine for me."
Centanni has appeared on "True Life," "The
Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, "The Simple Life"
and a music video.
For more of Centanni's speech, his background and
audio from the event, visit A\II,;, .org.


Ana Goni-Lessan / Alligator Staff
Comedian Louis Centanni speaks about his experiences with Tourette syn-
drome in the Rion Ballroom at the Reitz Union on Wednesday night.


be dropped
arrest but was reinstated this semester,
according to UF spokesman Steve Or-
lando.
Heckenberger was arrested four days
after a judge cut short his probation pe-
riod for a reckless driving charge.
After being pulled over by an of-
ficer in January of 2008, Heckenberger
told the arresting officer he had had few
beers and refused to perform field so-
briety tests or submit a breath sample.
After pleading no contest, he agreed
to pay almost $600 in fines and court
costs, perform community service and
submit to random drug and alcohol
tests.
-THOMAS STEWART


A UF associate anthropology profes-
sor charged with cocaine possession for
an incident in January has entered into
an agreement with the State Attorney's
office.
Under the pretrial intervention
agreement, Michael Heckenberger must
perform 50 hours of community ser-
vice and take random drug and alcohol
screenings, among other penalties.
If he follows the conditions of the
12-month agreement, which was signed
last month, the charge will be dropped.
Heckenberger was arrested Jan. 17


after an officer saw him toss a bag into
the street, according to a police report.
The substance in the bag tested posi-
tive for cocaine, but
Heckenberger told
police it wasn't his.
He said he was
"curious" and want-
ed to trade it for
sexual favors from
a man he had been
Heckenberger
standing with, ac-
cording to the report.
He was placed on paid leave after the


Man found


with $6K of


beer, cigs

* HE WAS DRIVING A STOLEN
TRUCK WITHOUT A LICENSE.

By KATHERINE BEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
kbein@alligatororg

A wanted Georgia man was arrest-
ed by Gainesville police for stealing
more than $6,000 worth of cigarettes
and Steel Reserve beer from a Chev-
ron early Wednesday morning.
After leaving the Chevron, 3845
NE 15th St., 41-year-old Oscar Tellez
drove east and was peeking inside
the Citgo at 1606 NW 13th St. from
his truck when police spotted him,
GPD spokesman Keith Kameg said.
When officer Ariel Lugo ap-
proached Tellez, he jumped into his
truck and drove away.
Police dog K-9 Justice found Tellez
hiding at the CVS construction site
on Northwest 16th Avenue, Kameg
said.
Entering a construction site with-
out permission is a felony offense.
"When you refuse to come out
of a situation and we give you am-
ple warning, we will send our dogs
out 100 percent of the time," Kameg
said.
Police found the stolen items from
the Chevron inside Tellez's truck,
which was stolen in Georgia.
According to Kameg, there have
been similar gas station thefts, which
police believe may be connected to
Tellez and are under investigation.
Tellez was charged with grand
theft auto, loitering and prowling,
trespassing on construction site, flee-
ing and attempting to elude, resisting
arrest without violence and driving
without a license.


Urban Meyer
(right) admitted
Wednesday he has
seen the pressure
to play perfectly
affecting his team.
The Gators have
seen an increase in
turnovers from last
season.
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and 13th Street in riotous celebration after defeating LSU by 28-7.
Horns blast, people cheer and scream and bonfires are lit and .
stoked until 11:50 p.m., at which point GPD Captain C.A. Roberts de-
clares it "an area of unlawful assembly."
By the end of the night, five students are arrested, one on felony
charges, and one officer loses four teeth and goes to the hospital for a
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 3


LOCAL

Microsoft employee discusses Windows


7 at UF Hilton


By DAVID TINTNER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Windows Vista caused more
than a few headaches.
In fact, Matt Morris, a technol-
ogy strategist for Microsoft, said
when he would go to the airport,
he had to travel incognito.
Once, he was waiting to go
through security when a woman in
line behind him saw his Microsoft
shirt and told him she was having


all sorts of problems with her com- "I think Windows 7 is a win- In the past, most people just used


puter.
"Boy, Vista really sucks," she
said to him.
But Morris and the rest of Mi-
crosoft's employees hope that soon
they can travel in peace.
Microsoft released its newest
operating system, Windows 7, to-
day, and Morris presented it to
about 35 people Wednesday at the
UF Hilton on 34th Street.
"Vista was such a huge change


ner from what I've seen."
Stephen Flowers
vice president of Scan Technology
Inc.

in so many ways," Morris said.
"You can think of Windows 7 as a
refinement."
Morris also expects to see a
change in the way Windows 7 sells.


the operating system that came
with their computer and did not
buy the upgrade, he said.
Test versions have been avail-
able to a limited market for almost
six months.
Many UF students have already
started testing and using Windows
7, said Randy Switt, an IT adminis-
trator for the College of Engineer-
ing.
Switt said one of the features


that is most beneficial is enhanced
security.
Microsoft is offering Windows 7
to students for the reduced price of
$29.99 until Jan. 3, 2010. The regu-
lar retail price is $119.99.
Stephen Flowers, vice presi-
dent of Scan Technology Inc., said
his company is interested in using
Windows 7 in the future.
"I think Windows 7 is a win-
ner from what I've seen," Flowers
said.


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ON CAMPUS

Reitz may


remove


asbestos


from hotel

By CAROLYN TILLO
Alligator Writer

The Reitz Union is starting to
feel the effects of its old age, and
asbestos is one of them.
Executive Director Eddie Dan-
iels gave a presentation at Tuesday
night's Student Senate meeting
describing maintenance repairs of
the Reitz Union, which would cost
about $42.5 million over the next
15 years.
One necessary repair includes
removing asbestos above the
ceilings, in the hot water piping
and in the duct work of the Reitz
Union Hotel.
The total cost of removing the
asbestos, which lies undisturbed
in the building's walls, would be
about $120,000.
Unite Party Sen. Kara Olesky
said she did not
feel comfortable
knowing that as-
bestos was pres-
ent in the hotel's
walls and feared
for the health of
hotel guests.
Ossip Bill Burton,
an environmen-
tal health and safety specialist at
UF, said asbestos only becomes
dangerous if it is disturbed dur-
ing construction or renovations of
buildings. Then, the fibers are re-
leased into the air and could cause
health problems for the people
who breathe them in.
Although the asbestos does not
pose an immediate threat, Daniels
said its removal is high on his list
of priorities.
He said the hotel budget should
be able to handle the cost of the re-
moval, but he is unsure how the
Reitz Union will pay for other re-
pairs, including replacing one of
the building's main transformers
and making the lighting system
more energy efficient.
"So, you know, I don't have
easy answers right now, especially
in these economic times," Daniels
said.
He said the union would have
to rely on Student Activity and Ser-
vice fees and the money it makes
from vendors and food sales.
Orange and Blue Party Sen. Jon
Ossip said the asbestos removal
was not high on his priority list
because he would rather see the
union become more energy effi-
cient.
He said the $150,000 senators
voted to give to the administration
at Tuesday's meeting should have
been used for Reitz Union repairs.


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Video store struggles against change


By EMILY HANSON
Alligator Contributing Writer

The fishbowl on the front desk at Video
Rodeo overflows with cut up Blockbuster
cards, some cut in half and others cut into
shapes like dinosaurs.
The walls are adorned with posters for
movies you've probably never heard of.
Video Rodeo, a locally owned rental
store, opened its doors in December 2004
to supply Gainesville with nontraditional
media. Five years later, the business is
fighting to stay afloat while Netflix and
Redbox threaten to make video stores a
thing of the past.
Roger Beebe, a UF film studies profes-
sor, said he decided to open the store after
living in Gainesville for four years and felt
a need for an alternative video store.
Beebe, 37, said he set up his store as a
reaction to the cash cow mentalities of big
business video stores like Blockbuster and
Video Gallery.
At Video Rodeo, if a customer cuts up
their Blockbuster card, he or she receives a
free rental.
The store started with Beebe's personal
collection of DVDs and VHS tapes and has


grown to a selection of more than 5,500
films.
Beebe said he picks which new DVDs to
purchase through research and with help
from his staff.
There is also a suggestion book on the
front desk where patrons can scribble in
titles of movies they want to see, give feed-
back on movies they hated and sometimes
just doodle.
"It's great going to a video store
that's all video and very little
store."
Jamie Mann
UF sophomore

Customers like Jamie Mann, a UF
sophomore, appreciate the time employ-
ees spend trying to help find the perfect
movie.
"It's great going to a video store that's
all video and very little store," Mann said.
Beebe said he thinks that knowing their
customers on a personal level is what keeps
them loyal.
One regular has even been driving in
from Micanopy to rent videos for years.


But despite this loyalty, Beebe said the
store isn't a profitable business.
"We're not as afloat as one might think,"
he said.
Local businesses can't compete with
services like Netflix and the convenience of
the Internet, he said.
And Redbox DVD rental machines,
which are placed in grocery stores and
malls, also pose a threat.
Beebe said to stay open, the store oper-
ates on a system of collective ownership.
Incoming money is used to pay the bills
and any remaining profit is split between
the employees.
If money gets even tighter, there's a
plan B: Use volunteer workers who will get
unlimited rentals instead of paychecks.
Despite these plans, Beebe says he
doesn't see the store having infinite poten-
tial.
And the possibility of watching mov-
ies on tiny computer screens becoming the
norm is the most depressing thought for
him.
"I see video stores as a societal good,"
he said.
"I do feel that it is a fight worth continu-
ing."


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Insurers shouldn't

restrict victims' coverage
Let's just come out and say it the health care system
in America has really seen better days. From insurers
booting sick people to the curb to the elderly having to
choose between food and much-needed prescription drugs,
the States definitely lag behind the rest of the developed world
in providing health care regardless of age or socioeconomic
status.
Record numbers of Americans now go without health in-
surance altogether, while obesity is on the rise and healthy
lifestyles are harder and harder to come by as dollar cheese-
burgers become more appealing than healthy home-cooked
meals amid the current economic turmoil.
This is all common knowledge. Watch any cable news
channel for more than 10 minutes and it's clear that these are
the issues people are talking about. But there are also stories
out there that go untold, stories that frame the issues in the
most appalling way.
We would like to draw your attention to Christina Tucker.
What she went through is enough to make any woman think
twice before accepting a drink from a stranger, but not neces-
sarily for the obvious reasons.
Yes, 45-year-old Tucker went out on the town and was
given drinks by two men. The drinks were drugged, and the
men took her home and raped her. She doesn't remember
what happened because she was unconscious, but she does
remember waking up bruised and cut on the side of a Fort
Lauderdale road the next morning.
Sounds like a cautionary tale of the worst that can happen
to a woman on a night out. But the story does not end there.
Tucker wanted to make sure she was protected, so she de-
cided to take a medication that would reduce her chances of
contracting HIV from the encounter. She took the drugs for a
month and never developed the virus.
But once she lost her insurance and had to apply for a new
policy, the underwriters began digging into her past. They dis-
covered her history with the antiviral drugs and started asking
questions. Prying. Bringing her back to that night and those
horrible memories. And after it was all finished, she was de-
nied coverage.
They said she had a pre-existing condition. As if being
raped was the same as having skin cancer or a heart condition.
She was violated in the worst way possible and then forced to
relive that experience all for the ability to avoid going bank-
rupt if she ever had to go back to the hospital, for any reason.
We find this beyond appalling. As Obama's health care re-
form bill stalls in Congress, amid partisan bickering and fili-
bustering, these insurance companies are getting away with
treating people like Tucker like garbage.
And a more sickening fact is that Tucker is not alone. Ac-
cording to an investigative report by the Huffington Post, this
is a widespread problem. Women who have histories of tak-
ing these kind of preventative drugs after sexual assaults not
only have trouble securing coverage, but those who manage
to get lucky enough to stay covered often face riders and ex-
clusions on their policies that force them to pay out-of-pocket
for such necessities as gynecological exams, reproductive care
and emotional counseling. These women continue to be pun-
ished for something they didn't have anything to do with in
the first place.
This is disgusting, and hopefully as the story of Tucker
spreads and more women come forward with their stories, the
frustratingly slow process of change will gain some momen-
tum. Women in this country deserve it.


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Amid a thorny nest of substantive issues and
thoughtful debate about human agency, America
proved last week that our real gift to the world is a
bountiful supply of vaguely Asian, dysfunctional families
ready to claw their way onto television. Our nation owes
you a great deal of gratitude, Heene and Gosselin clans,
for too many seem to have forgotten that our country was
built on a burning desire to have one's own reality televi-
sion show.
Our forefathers, in their infinite wisdom, carefully
wrote out a Constitution that never once mentioned
anything about limiting our access to reality television
programming. Far be it from me to place words in the
mouths of such venerated figures, but I know deep in
my heart that Thomas Jefferson would own every season
of "Jon and Kate Plus 8" on Blu-Ray and Benjamin
Franklin was rumored to have written a treatment that
almost exactly paralleled the "balloon boy" saga.
As a strict constitutionalist, only the text that survives
from the late 1700s guides my principles and decision-
making. However, due to the inherent difficulties of
writing with quills and the less-than-stellar preservation
techniques of the day, some important guidelines never
made it to the narrow scope of today's interpretational-
ist. I think somebody spilled some tea on the dang thing,
too.
While not exactly ratified back in the day, the health
care system in America was from our national incep-
tion always inextricably linked with cage fighting. James
Madison was a huge MMA fan, and his influence among
other members of the Constitutional Convention almost
got the cage fighting/health care amendment added to
our Constitution at the last second. Were it not for the


pansies from Delaware and New
Hampshire, our long national de-
bate would have been over in the
time it takes to apply a juji-gatame
arm bar.
It may sound radical to some,
Tommy Maple but the most traditional and con-
letters@alligator org servative way we can clear up this
health care conundrum is to have
the Heenes and Gosselins settle the debate in the octa-
gon. Obviously, the Gosselins would be fighting on be-
half of Obamacare they got in-vitro done twice and ac-
cept more handouts than your average street beggar. The
Heenes will fight for our current system of individual re-
sponsibility, as building a huge UFO balloon and being
an overbearing jerkwad both take serious persistence.
Just like the current health care debate, this fighting
solution would be confusing and emotionally draining.
The Heenes are quiet and skinny, but years of living with
a clearly psychotic patriarch has made them tougher than
a two-dollar steak.
However, after a few rounds of toying with her hu-
man prey, Kate Gosselin would turn back into Queen of
the Harpies and wear Falcon's innards like a hat.
We could keep arguing about these issues, or we
could solve them in a way that would make our found-
ing fathers proud. The fight would make great TV, too
- though maybe not quite as good as "So You Think You
Can Overthrow the Shackles of an Oppressive Foreign
Government?" or "America's Next Top Powdered Wig
Maker."
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Guest column

Public option not only solution


oseph Trimboli makes some good points in
his letter to the editor, "People entitled to
health care," until he says anyone who op-
ses the public option is either being paid off
by the insurance companies or enjoys killing
their fellow Americans.
He cast his argument in the same league as
Sarah Palin's death panels at that point. There
is legitimate opposition to every issue, and the
public option is no different.
You can want universal health care and still
decry the public option as potentially ineffi-
cient, expensive or as an unnecessary expan-
sion in government at the cost of our liberty.


Warren Rhea Universal health care
Speaking Out need not require a pub-
lic option. You could just
more strictly regulate the
insurance companies we already have, as well
as the doctors themselves, and get systems
much like most of those in Western Europe, in
which private companies still do the heavy lift-
ing under the stern regulations of their national
governments.
But to argue that anyone who otherwise dis-
agrees with the public option wants to kill their
fellow Americans is, well, pretty un-American.
Warren Rhea is a journalism senior.


Letters to the Editor
Government can't solve all
problems
When I was growing up, duct tape
was the solution to all problems.
We used duct tape to fix things
that broke in half, repair hoses and
cover textbooks. Now, there is a new
solution to all of life's problems: gov-
ernment.
Bought a house you can't afford?
Let government fix it. Used a credit
card to buy more than you can pay
back? Let government fix it. Can't af-
ford a new car? Let government sub-
sidize you. Can't save money for re-
tirement yourself? Let government do
it. Can't afford your own health care?
Let government provide it for you.
People everywhere are becoming
increasingly dependent on the gov-
ernment every day as government
tries to solve all the world's prob-
lems.
As we talk of increasing obesity,
the government's proposed solution
is to tax soda. As people continue
to kill themselves by smoking, the
university decides to ban tobacco on
campus.
The point is simple, what the
government can provide, it can take
away, which is why Thomas Paine
described government as a necessary
evil.
It might be best to listen to the
words of Thomas Jefferson, who said
simply, "Never trouble another for
what you can do for yourself." You
can get yourself in shape and stop
smoking.
You can buy your own house/
apartment, food, and health care and
only if you can't should you trouble
the government. The majority of
Americans have or could afford in-
surance, or qualify for Medicaid,


which means the government should
stay out of it.
Neal Wheeler
Gainesville resident


Congress shouldn't be trusted
The Oct. 6 Gallup poll reports that
only 21 percent of Americans approve
of the job Congress is doing. Consid-
ering that so few people support the
effort being made by congressmen, it
seems obvious that Congress is failing
to represent the will of the people.
Now let's think about a 21 percent
approval rating of an auto mechanic
we'll call Bob. If only 21 percent of
Bob's clients approved of the job he
did, would you feel comfortable hir-
ing Bob to fix your car? If you are
aware that nearly 80 people of Bob's
clients disapprove of the work he did
on their cars, people would call you
crazy if you decided to have him do
work on your car.
It's common sense. If you would
normally avoid taking your car to
Bob's garage, wouldn't you also
avoid giving your money or power to
an entity that is viewed as a failure by
80 percent of the population?
I am writing this as a response to
those who insist that a public option
is the only way to solve our nation's
health care crisis. Of course, some-
thing needs to be done about escalat-
ing health care costs but does Con-
gress really know what is best?
With such an appallingly low ap-
proval rating and a track record of
irresponsible spending, I find them
incompetent and undeserving of our
trust.
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King. Tickets are $6.


PG 9: Interview with the cast of
Comedy Central's new series
"Secret Girlfriend" and humor
column about pornography


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Modern Skirts builds its reputation with 'indie scene'


By JOEY FLECHAS
avenue contributing writer

Athens, Ga., has a rich indie
rock history peppered with acts
like Of Montreal, Drive-By Truckers,
Neutral Milk Hotel and the two pa-
tron saints of the scene, the B-52s
and R.E.M.
Alternative posters Modern
Skirts, armed with airy keyboards
and dreamy melodies, are some
of the newer kids on the block who
are building a reputation in the in-
die scene.
The group will be playing its sec-
ond show in Gainesville this month
on Wednesday at 9 p.m. at 1982.
The Old Ceremony, The Neighbor-
hood Watch, and Brother Captain
and King will also be performing.
Tickets are $6.
Drummer John Swint said that
being from Athens helps grab the


attention of music fans even if they
haven't heard any of the band's
music.
"It's actually pretty cool," he
said. "It's kind of a good badge to
wear."
The folklore of Athens indepen-
dent music has even played a sig-
nificant part in the development
of the band over the six years it's
been together. They've been able
to play legendary venues like the
40 Watt Club, grabbing the atten-
tion of R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills
one night when he happened to be
there to catch a gig.
Mills enjoyed the show so much
he went backstage to meet the
band, leaving the group floored,
Swint said.
"He's so down to earth, you real-
ly forget what an icon he is," Swint
said.
Mills eventually offered his ser-


vices as a producer and backup
singer for one of the tracks off of
the band's latest album, "All of Us
in Our Night."
The band has been touring off
of that record, which the band re-
leased independently last October.

"tle's so down to earth, you
really forget what an icon he
is."
JOHN SWINT
drummer


For Swint, the do-it-yourself aes-
thetic can become a double-edged
sword in a world that is full of here-
today, gone-tomorrow YouTube and
MySpace phenomenons.
"It's a really cool time to be cre-
ative because there are so many
outlets, but you really have to stay
on top of the wave. You have to


compete with Joe Blow in his living
room, making beats for T-Pain," he
said. "It's really exciting and really
scary at the same time."
The music from "All of Us in
Our Night" is laced with a wintery
dreariness that reflects some of
the atmosphere that surrounded
half of the recording sessions in a
cold Richmond, Va., studio a few
years ago.
The other half of the sessions
took place in New Orleans during
Mardi Gras. Swint noted the influ-
ence these surroundings had on
the track "Radio Breaks."
An impromptu parade of locals
banging screwdrivers on metal
cans led to the creation of the
song's brassy coda.
"We actually got some teenag-
ers, and we gave them an allow-
ance to come up and play horns,"
he said.


The record took so long to actu-
ally put out that it has already be-
come somewhat of an afterthought
to the group.
They have already recorded 12
new songs, a batch of tunes that
Swint says marks a new direction
for the band.
"The songs that we are currently
working on are a little more cohe-
sive," he said.
If the band likes what it's done,
it hopes to put out a new album by
early next year. Modern Skirts have
played to crowds both in the U.S.
and in Europe, traveling last sum-
mer to England to play at the Glas-
tonbury Festival.
The band is returning to play in
Gainesville, a town that Swint said
has a familiar feel to it.
"It's a lot like Athens-huge col-
legiate crowd and a solid scene,"
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Q&A


By JON SILMAN
avenue writer

The cast of the new Comedy Cen-
tral show "Secret Girlfriend" wantto be
your best friends, literally The show is
shot in an unheard of first-person view,
and you are the main character.
You party with your bros Sam (Mi-
chael Blaiklock) and Phil (Derek Mill-
er), and you try to juggle two equally
hot girls, Mandy (Alexis Krause) and
Jessica (Sara Fletcher), while simulta-
neously hiding them from each other.
The Avenue caught up with the cast
to chat about the show.

I heard something about
this show being previously on
the Internet. Was it the same
show?

Derek: Well, guys could download
these "Secret Girlfriend" clips and
kind of get to pretend that, you know,
at their leisure that they have their girl-
friends in their pocket kind of a thing.
It took us a lot of tinkeringto bring it to
television...to make it an actual narra-
tive story and things like that.

What's been your favorite
moment from the show so far?

Mike: For me, it's the variety of
things that we gotto do. I mean we did
ball wars, we gotto work in front of the
beach, we shot a rap video on a boat.
We got to be in an airplane skydiving.

So you actually skydived? It
was real?

Derek: No, the plane was on the
ground the whole time, but we got to
go in a plane... I mean I really enjoyed
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On the show, you guys are
the ultimate bros.. Do you have
friends like that in real life?

Mike: I think back in my mid-20s I
think I definitely had a group that re-
sembled something like Sam and Phil
with the same aspiration. But I think
they've all kind of grown up now and
figured themselves out.

Have either of you ever had
girlfriends like Alexis' character?

Derek: I've had a couple of psy-
chos. And I'm sure those types of girls
exist out there. But I've had a couple
of psychos where you're just like "Ahh.
What are you thinking? What's in your
head?"

This is a really fast-paced
show. Do you think that the
show, being so fast-paced,
hinders the character develop-
ment?

Mike: I mean, I think because you
have to experience everything in the
first person, too, you don't get to expe-
rience the characters in their private
moments really unless you're spying
on them, so it kind of keeps us from
being a little more fleshed outthan on
your average show.

You guys are essentially
acting with a cameraman. Now,
is it the same cameraman every
time?

Derek: That was a thingthat I think
Ross, our director, really wanted to
have. Somebody who was consistent
through the whole thing and then
we feel comfortable with him being
that other character, you know, so,
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'cause you know it gets sort of inti-
mate with the girls as well, so you
need someone who is cool with that.

What's your comedic inspi-
ration for your characters that
you play on the show?

Alexis: Of course I couldn't pull any-
thingfrom myown experience, butl had
to incorporate bits and pieces of per-
sonality traits from friends that I know.

There's a scene with you
playing the guitar nude. Was that
a hard scene to film?

Alexis: No it wasn't. First of all, I
wasn't actually naked. The guitar was
strategically placed. I just wish I knew
a little bit more chords to actually play
through the song.

Sarah, your character on
the show seems to be like every
guy's dream girl, you know, fun,
into video games, likes to drink
beer. Are you really like that?

Sarah: I would say that Jessica is
a cooler version of me. [girls laugh-
ing] I don't know when the last time I
threw a kickball in someone's face. It
may have been like second-grade play-
ground action. I would definitely say
she's maybe shades of me. But she's
way cooler than me.

What's the most challeng-
ing thing about filming "Secret
Girlfriend?"

Alexis: I would say that fact that we
don't have a main character to react
off of is the hardest thing about filming
the show. We're always taught not to
look into the camera when you're act-
ing and, of course, in this instance you
always are.


By ERIK VOSS
avenue writer

Never take good porn for
granted.
At age 14, pornography was
surprisingly difficult to come by.
While my friends satisfied their
hormonal curiosities with down-
loaded Japanese "hentai" pic-
tures and the overacted moans
of late-night Cinemax, my glacial
modem and standard cable
package left my sexual fantasies
uninspired.
In my desperation, I resorted
to drawing pictures of naked
women by hand. The task re-
quired artistic talent and imagi-
nation, skills that were destroyed
by a clumsy hand and a child-
hood in front of the television.
But I figured if cavemen could
survive without Cinemax, so
could I.
My homemade porn reached
the quality of prohibition-era
moonshine. The early drafts fea-
tured grotesque mutants with
long necks, tiny heads and enor-
mous breasts, which, according
to their erased and redrawn cir-
cumferences, were never quite
big enough.
The exhibitionists didn't have
much to hide at that point. Some-
times I'd attempt a sexy conver-
sation, but my lack of imagina-
tion led to shallow responses:
"I'm not wearing any clothes,"
they'd tell me flatly. "Why, you're
absolutely right. My boobs could
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I imagine future anthropolo-
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women's genitalia," they'd con-
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The more
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"You can't just leave me
without a face!" they'd sob. "I
hope your mother finds me."
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Any girl who has been out of
Florida and in a Hennes & Mau-
ritz store knows it's a fashionista's
dream wall-to-wall clothing and
accessories at affordable prices.
You don't need to plan expensive
road trips or dreamy wish lists any-
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Two stores opened on Thurs-
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Both stores offer a variety of
clothing appealingto everytype of
style and age group, from children
to adults.
H&M continuously rolls out new
designs throughout the season,
keeping up with the trends and al-
lowing for a variety of fresh looks.
The store's pieces, ranging from
basic T-shirts and wardrobe essen-
tials to special guest designer piec-
es from Matthew Williamson and
Comme des Gargons, stay within
reasonable prices. Women's ba-
sics like tunics and cotton dresses


range from about $15 to $25.
On Nov. 14, H&M plans to fea-
ture guest designer Jimmy Choo's
collection of shoes and handbags
ranging from $99 to $129, much
less than the designer's usual
price tag of $400 or more. Accord-
ing to the H&M Web site, Choo's
guest collection will feature stiletto
sandals as well as toe-less suede
booties and clutch purses in zebra
and black leather styles, in perfect
timing for the holiday season.
The store's fall and winter col-
lections also offer a variety of in-
demand items like leather skirts
and jackets, brocade dresses,
oversized knits in muted colors
such as tans, grays and powdery
pinks, and sequined pieces.
Paired with a complete acces-
sory line featuring suede ankle
booties, feathered hair pieces and
faux fur outerwear, outfits are cre-
ated in a cinch.
With fresh coats of paint on
their walls and desired fashions on
their racks, the two new H&M loca-
tions are located smack in the cen-
ter of the state, making that shop-
ping road trip even more worth the
while and the buck.


Photos courtesy of
Karina Galvez

H&M opened Thurs-
day in Orlando atthe
Florida Mall and in
Sanford's Semi-
nole Towne Center.
Avenue writer Karina
Galvez attended the
grand opening of the
H&M atthe Florida
Mall, shown in both
photographs. DJ Kiss
spun while shop-
pers munched on
hors d'oeuvres and
drank from the open
bar. Shoppers also
received 25 percent
off purchases during
the event.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009 ALLIGATOR, 11







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Classifieds
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009


ALLIGATOR
www.alligator.org/classifieds


$430 per bedroom-All inclusive!
3/3 TH!! Roommate match avail
<1 mi from UF! Huge 24hr gym!
free tanning,freeHBO/showtime
*Oxford Manor*(352) 377-2777
these apts kick other apts in the teeth
12-9-75-1


Live for $339!
All Inclusive 3/3s and 4/4s
Cable Internet Utilities *
Furnished Tanning 24 Hr Gym *
TheLandingsUF.com 336-3838 *
3801 SW 13th St*
12-9-75-1

Save Some Green
2 and 3 bedrooms only $799
FREE Cable*Tanning*Gym
www.greenwichgreen.net
352.372.8100
12-9-09-75-1


1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
www.ApartmentslnGainesville.com
12-9-75-1


$369 all inclusive 4/4
$489 all inclusive 2/2
Roommate Match Full Student Suites
New Furn*42" Flat Screen
Now Feline Friendly
352-271-3131*GainesvillePlace.com
12-9-75-1

*MOVE IN TODAY*
Starting @ $349, $0 to sign
All inclusive, fully furnished
2/2's, 3/3's & 4/4's close to UF
3700 SW 27th St. 373.9009
LexingtonCrossingUF.com
12-9-09-75-1


2 BLOCKS TO UF--$350/MO
Everything Incl + Fully Furn!
Call Eric, 352-219-2879 12-9-74-1

SUN ISLAND
FURNISHED 2BR AVAILABLE
352-376-6720
12-9-09-75-1

COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT
$395.00 MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUDED
NO MOVE IN COST
Call Frances 352-375-8787
Rent Florida Realty
10-28-09-60-1

ALMOST SOLD OUT
2 MONTHS FREE
*Brand New* Gated*Upscale 1br-4br*
3000 SW 35th Place
EnclaveUF.com*352.376.0696
12-9-09-75-1

**LAMANCHA CONDOS**
Walk to Campus 4Br/1.5Ba. Includes elect,
cable tv, & high speed internet. $299/mo
Call 352-278-9347 or
www.lamanchacondos.com 11-6-40-1

2BR/2BA Furnished Apartment in Windsor
Park. $450/ea. room. FREE Internet and
cable! New W/D. On bus route to UF. 305-
788-5681/windsor515@gmail.com. 11-23-
09-45-1

ROOM FOR RENT
Lg master suite in new home; 15 min to VA,
Shands & UF. NS, professional only. Util,
cable TV & wireless internet incl. $425/mo.
219-3410 10-27-09-15-1

2 bdrm/ 2 bth, fully furnished townhome
in Haile Plantation, SW Gainesville, front
garden, back porch. $950-$1050 for short or
long term. Ideal for visiting scholars, sabbati-
cals. 352-331-3183 11-19-09-30-1


CASABLANCA WEST
Townhouse near UF, Shands, shopping.
Easy access. 2BR/2.5BA; great for student/
family. Only $850/mo; 1st mo rent free & flex
terms. Ready to move in! Ed 305-972-6432
11-2-09-15-1

All Inclusive Canopy Apts-Only $465 mth.
Relet room in 4/4, Brand new, amazing ame-
nities, 1 mi from UF, www.canopyuf.com.
Call Marisa 352-359-1456 for more info. 11-
2-09-14-1


QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $375/mo.
*1BR cottage $435/mo. Call 213-8798 or
mobile 213-3901. 12-9-09-75-2

*LYONS SPECIAL*
$99 1st month's rent 377-8797
12-9-09-75-2

1, 2, 3's SUPER RENT DISCOUNTS!
1BR $509 2BR $579* 3BR $775
HUGE FLOORPLANS! Pets Loved!
Bus Stop Pools Green Courtyards!
Park Free Across From UF! 335-7275
12-9-09-75-2

Tired of Roommates?
Hate Living Far From Everything?
Downtown One Bedrooms Now Leasing!
Move-in TODAY for only $699!
Pool*Free Parking*Blocks to Campus
www.arlingtonsquare.org*338.0002
12-9-09-75-2

1 & 2's SPECIAL RATES!
1BR $459 2BR $539
No Move In Fees! Quiet
Beautiful Pools Pets Loved!
Park Free Across From UF! 372-7555
12-9-09-75-2

Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner.
538-2181 Iv message 12-9-09-74-2

Quality & Affordability!
1br $559 / 2br $619--$649
3br $749 / 4br $899
W/D, pool, B-ball/tennis courts!
We love Pets! Call @ 376-4002
www.apartments.com/pinetreegardens
12-9-09-75-2

Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $595-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 12-9-09-74-2

No deposit, No move-in fees!!!
Huge 1/1's 2/2's 3/3's
<1 mi from UF! Giant 24hr gym
FREE tanning/FREE cable
*Oxford Manor* (352) 377-2777
These apts kick other apts in the teeth
12-9-75-2

** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
352-215-4990 12-9-09-75-2

Live SECONDS from UF!
Studios & 1 Beds from $499 & $575
FREE Parking Near UF
NEVER worry about Game Day Parking!
371.7777 CollegeParkUF.com
12-9-09-75-2

Come see our 1/1, 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes!!
FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime
All Amenities plus FREE Tanning
Gated*Alarms*Pet Friendly
*Sign Today, Get up to $1800 Cash Back*
www.thelaurelsuf.com 352-335-4455
12-9-09-75-2


Best Location & Great Price
Large 2/1's available
One Month Free & $0 Move- In Fees
3500 Windmeadows Blvd
www.spanishtrace.org* 373-1111
12-9-09-75-2


Cobblestone Apartments-NW 23RD BLVD
Move in now!!! 3/3 for $336/person.
Cable w/HBO and Showtime included!
Private Dog Park-Tanning-Fitness Center
352-377-2801 cobblestoneuf.com
12-9-75-2

BIVENS COVE
1/1 From $649* 2/2 From $699
3/2 From $824 4/3 From $1099
Close to UF/Shands Pet Friendly
(352) 376-2507 3301 SW 13th Street
12-9-09-75-2


9*@PARKING@@@
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-9-09-74-2

Madison Pointe NW 23rd Blvd
1/1 $659, 2/2 $699, 3/2 $799
W/D*Screened Patio*Tanning
Fitness Center*Full size bball court
352-372-0400 madisonpointe.org
12-9-75-2





PO LOS
of Gainesville

Three Pools! Three Bus Routes!
Two Jacuzzis! Business Center!
Billards Room! Fitness Center w/ Free
weights! Sand Volleyball!
Tennis Courts! Basketball Courts!
Close to UF, Shands, 1-75, & Shopping!
1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms for NOW & Fall!!!
GREAT SPECIALS!!!
1/1-$684 2/2-$512w/all util 3/3-$399w/all util
2330 SW Williston Rd.
www.ThePolosUF.com 352-335-7656
12-9-09-75-2


Huge Private Dog Park
l's from $499 Waive all fees
Close to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza
Pet Friendly 376-1248
www.hiddenvillageapt.com
2725 SW 27th Ave
12-9-74-2

l's, 2's and 4's
AS BIG AS A HOUSE!
Great School Districts
Free Personal Training
75 SW 75th Street Call 332-7401 12-
9-75-2


No Move-In Fees
1/1's -$659* 3/2's- $799
FREE Tanning*Pool*Gym
www.aspenridgeuf.com
352.367.9910
12-9-09-75-2


MUSEUM WALK
2/2's $945 CABLE & WATER Included
All Inclusive roommate matching $606
ParknRide Bus Route-Always be on time!
3500 SW 19th Ave*www.museumwalk.com
379-WALK*
12-9-09-75-2


HUGE 5 BED HOUSE!
3 baths, enclosed front patio
W/D, Wood Flooors, Fireplace
3 blocks to UF! Pets welcome!
372-7111 106 NW 10 Street
12-9-09-75-2


LAKEWOOD VILLAS
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Starting at $830
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW 62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
www.lakewoodvilllas.com
text (lakewood)@65586
12-9-09-74-2



SPYGLASS *
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Rates start at $399
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
701 SW 62nd Blvd 888-267-5078
www.spyglassapts.com
text (spyglass)@65586
12-9-09-74-2



ACROSS FROM UF!
Studios $459, includes electric!
Wood floors available. FREE parking.
1225 SW 1 Avenue Pets welcome
372-7111 No move-in fees!
12-9-09-75-2


FREE Scooter! Free 42" TV!
Inclusive 2's & 3's Two Miles to UF
Next Ten 2/2's Discounted to $899
Pet Friendly Roommate Match.
1015 NW 21st Ave
HiddenLakeUF.com 374-3866
12-9-09-75-2



Walk to Class!
1brs from $499 150 ft from UF!
Move-in today. FREE parking!
Pets Welcome! No Move-in Fees.
372-7111 1216 SW 2nd Ave
12-9-09-75-2


$399 FOR EVERYTHING
All Inclusive Student Suites
Roommate Match*Feline Friendly!
42" TV*Astroturf Soccer Field
352-271-3131*GainesvillePlace.com
75-2


12-9-


Action Real Estate Services
Houses to Condos
1-4 BR, Starting at $450
www.action-realtors.com
352-331-1133
12-9-09-75-2


*Fully Furnished*AII Inclusive*
Roommate Matching
2 MONTHS FREE
*Brand New* Gated*Upscale 1br-4br*
3000 SW 35th Place
EnclaveUF.com*352.376.0696
12-9-09-75-2


WALK TO CAMPUS
1BRs from $550 2BRs from $600
Sun Bay Sun Key Sun Harbor
352-376-6720 www.sunisland.info
Ask about our new pet policy & other specials
12-9-09-75-2



Wake Up 10 Min Before Class
...AND be on time!
Studios from $499, 1s from $575
$0 M/I Fees, Pet Friendly
371.7777 CollegeParkUF.com
12-9-09-75-2


We have REAL 1/1s
Dump your roommate & save on gas!
3 blocks to UF GATORNEST
575 sq ft, $550 PLUS one month FREE!
300 NW 18 Street
4 blocks to UF GATORSIDE
400 sq ft, only $450
1600 NW 4 Avenue
BIKE to UF CENTERPOINT
530 sq ft big, only $450
1220 NW 12 Street
No application fee, most pets ok.Call
E.F.N. Properties, 352/371-3636 or email:
Rentals@EFNProperties.com
10-30-09-88-2

Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to shop-
ping, bus line and a few miles from UF. Price
rage $445 to $665. Includes water, sewer,
garbage and pest control. Sorry no pets al-
lowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 12-9-09-75-2

ARBOR
Ask about our move-in specials!
Close to UF & Shands
2411 SW 35th PL
866-604-7097
M-F 9-6
www.arborgainesville.com
12-9-09-74-2

FOX HOLLOW
Gated Entry
Ask about our move-in specials!
7301 W Univ Ave
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-2
877-288-2921
www.cmcapt.com/foxhollow
12-9-09-74-2

REDUCED 1st Mo 1/2 off! 2/2 off of SW 35th
PI, Close to UF & bus route. Great for grad
students! Building is 3 yrs old w/ only 1 prev
tenant. W/D, D/W, tile & carpet in BDs $800/
mo Avail ASAP, no smokers. (904) 386-6485
10-30-09-66-2

Spacious 1 2 & 3BR $495 & up
C/HA, veritcals, Italian Tile, private patio,
some w/d hookup Some walk to UF. Much
Much more Call 352-332-7700. 11-4-60-2

No Move-In Cost at any of the following
GREMCO Properties!! Available today!
Pine Rush Villas 4117 SW 20th Ave
375-1519 1br/lbth $399 2br/lbth $499
$100 AMEX Card On bus Route
*Reduced rates include 2 months free*
*applications and additional information
available at www.gremco.com**
10-30-09-67-2

No Move-In Cost at any of the following
GREMCO Properties!! Available today!
Homestead Apts 3611 SW 34th St.
376-0828 *Archer Rd. Area"
2BR/1Bth only $499 & 2BR/2Bth only $624
Reduced rates include 2 months free
*applications and additional information
available at www.gremco.com*
10-30-09-67-2

No Move-In Cost at any of the following
GREMCO Properties!! Available today!
Gator Village Villlas 321 NW 21st Lane
372-3826 1br/1bth $472
NW Gainesville large floor plan patio*
Limited Availability *
Near Downtown off 6th Street
Reduced rates includes 1 month free!
*applications and additional information
available at www.gremco.com*
10-30-09-67-2

No Move-In Cost at any of the following
GREMCO Properties!! Available today!
Sunrise Villas 3010 SW 23rd Terr.
372-4835 1br/lbth from $408
Close to Campus/Shands and VA
*2 Month's Free included in special.
$100 AMEX Card
*applications and additional information
available at www.gremco.com*
10-30-09-67-2







THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 13


No Move-In Cost at any of the following
GREMCO Properties!! Available today!
Summer Place Villas 3316 SW 41st PI.
373-2818 1br/1bth $425 (*off SW 34th St.*)
Reduced rates include 2 months free
Near Main Postal Facility and Shopping!
**applications and additional information
available at www.gremco.com**
10-30-09-67-2


1 MONTH FREE RENT
*1BR/1BA walk to UF $460-$475 0 2BR
$525 0 3BR/2BA, fenced yard $1100.
Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387
www.Gore-Rabell.com 12-9-09-75-2


ONE MONTH FREE RENT!
1 & 2 bedrooms located near Hilton
Off of SW 34th Str. Close to UF
$350 SD some w/ W/D or hkups.
Water & trash incl. Call Now!
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com
12-9-09-72-2


2BR/1BA The Oaks Condo by Oaks Mall.
$650, screened-in porch, W/D, community
pool & gym, water & trash included. 321-
948-6327 or americana@cfl.rr.com 10-26-
09-40-2


The Grove Villas
Rental Community
Ask about our Move-in Specials
Gated Community
6400 SW 20th Ave
877-704-2172
12-9-09-50-2


3/2 home in northwest gainesville with fire-
place, large yard, garage. 850 a month, first
and security required. 6431 nw 26th terrace.
Call 352-871-2379. 10-27-30-2


****$550 2BR Washer/Dryer provided;
upstairs; ceiling fans, CHA, quiet, prefer
grad student or professional; greenspace,
parking, close to UF/downtown NW 10th St
352 376 0080 10-29-09-30-2


ONE BLOCK TO UF (WALK TO CLASS)
3 bed 1 1/2 bath House- $1725
3 bed 1 bath Apt (incl. utilities)- $1575
1 bed 1 bath Apt (incl. utlities)- $645
Near SW 1st & 2nd Ave and SW 12th St.
No dogs (available now or spring semester)
Negotiable lease terms
call 352.337.9600 for more info 10-30-37-2


LARGE 2BR/1BA
Tile floors, except BRs. Covered patio. Close
to Shands. Only $550/mo. 1 yr lease. Call
352-372-3131 12-9-09-41-2

FIRST MONTH FREE MILLRUN CONDO
Close to UF, cute & clean 2BD/2BA,
1000sq ft, storage/laundry room with W/D
hk-ups, pool. Pets considered. Rent $695/
mo Phone (352) 359-8311 11-2-09-20-2


SERENOLA PINES APTS
Off SW 34th St. near post office. 1BR $560;
2BR $635 Call for daily specials 352-335-
0420 11-30-09-37-2


WOODLAND TERRACE APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office. 2BR $560;
1BR $520. Call for daily specials. 352-335-
0420 11-30-09-37-2

3/1 HOUSE FOR RENT GARAGE MADE
TO LARGE ROOM.FENCED YARD,PET
FRIENDLY.WAHSIER/DRYER HOOK
UP.OFF ARCHER ROAD $900.00 MONTH
2555 SW 31ST ST CALL 352-377-8777 10-
27-15-2

The Retreat at Madison Pointe
2/2 $1007, 3/3 Townhome $1092
Vaulted Ceilings-Screened Patio
Garage-W/D-Microwave
2701 NW 23rd Blvd
352-372-0400 madisonpointe.org
12-9-48-2

HOUSE avail now. 3BR/2BA, 1.5 miles to
UF, near the Landings Apts. On UF bus rte.
Bike to UF. Fenced backyard, fireplace, cent
H/AC. 3627 SW 15th St. $900/mo. Call 327-
2931 or 376-6183 10-30-09-18-2


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Studio Condo Utilities INCLUDED!
$575 month $600 security Prairiewood
Condominiums 2490 Sw 14th Drive #20 386-
527-6923 10-26-09-12-2

1Bdrm 1 bath apt, $499/mo. 3320 SW 23rd
Street. Each unit has a private gated court
yard. On bus routes & within 2 miles of
Shands, VA & College of Vet Med. 352 377-
2550 or e-mail paloverde3320@yahoo.com
10-28-09-15-2

Homes available for immediate occupancy!!
Lowpayments!
$49 Deposit!
Call today! 352-378-4411 10-30-09-17-2

HISTORIC APTS Pleasant Street Historic
District. 2BR $850, two 1BRs $625 & $575.
one efficiency $475. Hardwood floors, ceiling
fans, high ceiling & porches. 1st, last, secu-
rity. No dogs. 378-3704 sallygville@aol.com
11-5-09-20-2


PET'S PARADISE
$390 $600. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 10-26-
09-10-2

***WALK TO CLASS***
3 blocks to UF, near the Swamp. 3BR/1BA
house. $900/mo Andree Realty 375-2900
10-30-09-14-2

2/2 downtown townhouse(Arlington Square)
sublease for spring. Within easy walking dis-
tance to downtown bars/clubs. Comes with
washer/dryer for $1095. 352-870-5004 10-
27-7-2

HISTORIC DUCKPOND
2BR/1.5BA, 1200 sq ft twnhse in heart of
Duckpond. W/D, great location, very quiet,
great for grad student or prof. 508 NE 4th
Ave. Avail. now. $750/mo. 352-379-4952
11-3-09-15-2

**STUDENTS** 1 bedroom apt in historic
building between UF & downtown. Walk or
bike everywhere. 116 NW 7th Terr. $485/
mth. Call 870-2760. Others available 11-
4-09-15-2


www.AndreeRealty.com
We specialize in rentals, sales & property
management. Try us. 352-375-2900 11-30-
09-30-2

1/1, Ridgeview, free water, next to park, on
the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to
UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking, no
pets. $470 SD, $470/mo 562-2824 10-22-
09-5-2

HISTORIC DUCKPOND
1BR/1BA apt in vintage house. Hardwood
floors,tile, renovated kitchen, quiet, blocks to
downtown $575 per mo. STUDIO $475/mo.
306 NE 6th St. 379-4952 11-6-09-14-2

4BR/2BA HOUSE. Great open living area,
fenced backyard, W/D, close to UF & down-
town. Pets ok. $1050/mo. 1/2 off 1st month
rent. Contact 352-672-1767 10-26-09-5-2

Holiday Special/Big Time Savings
NO MOVE-IN COSTS
Free Rent (Don't Pay Anything until 2010)
Please Hurry...Only Few More Units

Rocky Point Apartments Country Gardens
3100 SW 35th Place 2001 SW 16th Ave
352-376-1619 352-373-4500


Regency Oaks
3230 SW Archer Rd.
352-378-5766


South West Villas
3643 SW 20th Ave
352-336-9000


We Speak Spanish
11-20-09-20-2


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Duplex style with personal kitchenette and
bathroom, living area and bedroom, just
north of law school, flat rate $600. upstairs
of house, secluded. rest of house furnished
with HD projector etc. Musician friendly, call
954 205 8279. djargov@ufl.edu 10-22-2-2

3BR 2BA 1019 NW 36th Dr. Quiet neighbor-
hood. Beautiful, sanded hardwood floors,
fenced yard, LR, DR, study, $900/mo. $30/
mo ontime discount. 773-407-1774. 11-19-
09-20-2


First Month Free! Beautiful, spacious 3/2
condo, centrally located 1.5 miles from UF.
VERY LOW UTILITIES!Pool, W/D. Quiet; no
pets, please. Reduced to $975. Exit Realty
Producers 352-316-6842. 10-20-09-7-2


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Greenwich Green 372-8100
Hidden Lake 374-3866
12-9-75-4

1BR INDIVIDUAL LEASES IN FURNISHED
4BR CONDOS. 2 blocks to UF. $345/mo incl
elec, cable tv, internet, pool, laundry facility.
914 SW 8th Ave. 378-4626 10-30-09-47-4

COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT
$395.00 MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUDED
NO MOVE IN COST
Call Frances 352-375-8787
Rent Florida Realty
10-28-09-60-4

Female roommate needed for 4/2.5 town-
house, all utilities included, no pets/no smok-
ing, nice environment, Newberry & 1-75,
baezwpa@bellsouth.net 954-557-4769 10-
27-09-15-4

$500/mo incl rent,utilities,cable,internet
for 1BR in 3/1 house to live w/one female.
Some pets ok. New floors, huge yard, garage
for storage. By Newnan's Lake, 10 mins to
downtown. Call 352.870.8320, Iv msg. 10-
23-09-10-4

Enjoy A Romatic Old House
Near library downtown. $295-375/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
10-23-09-10-4

$525/mo incl rent and utilities in 2/2 Fairmont
Oaks Apt to live w/one female. GLBT friend-
ly. Great apt complex!!! Call (352) 246-1338,
Iv msg. 10-28-09-10-4

Share 2B/2B MH in Cornerstone. Furn rm
avail now. $200 N/R dep. $400/mo or $100/
wk util incl. Laundry/cook/clean svc avail.
Near bus/shops. 30 day notice to vacate.
Some pets ok. Call 331-0762 10-26-5-4

1BR/1BA or 2BR/2BA avail Jan 1st.
for responsible mature individual. $400-
$800/mo OBO + utils. Brandywine on Archer
Rd. yttek@hotmail.com or 305-332-6566
10-28-09-5-4

$540/m Br in a 4Br/2Ba Next to Emerson
Alumni Hall (203 NW 20th Ter)- Currently 3
males, all students, 2 in Graduate School.
Pets are welcome. Large house with fenced
yard. Call or text (941)374-1515 for more in-
formation. 10-28-09-5-4


Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT
PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE
AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373-
Find (373-3463)

SEE ALL CONDOS
WWW.UFCONDOS.COM
Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
12-9-74-5

NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 Blks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 12-9-74-5

AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUC-
TION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL
2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite
Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF.
Matt Price, Campus Realty 352-281-3551
12-9-74-5


WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN!
THE PALMS New Ultra-Luxury Condos.
Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric
Leightman, Campus Realty, 352-219-2879
12-9-74-5


Bank Owned Properties Must Sell!
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
See ALL bank owned homes and condos @
www.allisonables.com/foreclosures
Allison Ables Keller Williams Gainesville
11-2-38-5

*OOWHY PAY RENT?***
Creekside Villas. 1BR/1BA condo. Only
$69,900. New kitchen, new paint, new floor,
new appliances. Fireplace, near Sam's Club.
Andree Realty 375-2900 10-30-09-14-5

Gator Getaway -Exp old Florida. 20 acre lot 4
miles south of Archer. Century old live oaks,
high &dry, beer & turkey. 15 mins from Gville.
Investment priced $6500/acre. Certified ap-
praisal as of 9/8/09. 352-528-2406 Ten
11-30-09-30-5


BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand,
new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will
deliver. 12-9-09-74-6

BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 12-9-09-74-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-
7490 12-9-09-74-6

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. 12-9-09-74-6

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
12-9-74-6

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 12-9-09-74-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
12-9-09-74-6

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-
9-74-6

FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899

DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-9-09-74-6

**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.
12-9-74-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$130 352-377-9846. 12-9-74-6

Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
12-9-74-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-9-09-
74-6

FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $160. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-9-74-6

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 12-9-74-6


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CASH PAID: Laptops & Cameras
Parts & Repair Mac & PC laptops
AC adapters Joel 336-0075
www.pcrecycle.biz 12-9-09-74-7







COmPUTER
12-9-74-7

Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041.
www.GatorlandComputers.com 12-9-74-7

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
12-9-09-71-7


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

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

Did you know that with as little as $40 down
you can be riding a new quality bike today?
Schwinn Shop has the best selection of new
and used bikes. 1225 W University 2 doors
down from Leonardo's 374-2064 11-6-15-9

I'VE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC!
Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a
replacement in the Alligator Classifieds!





***PARKING@@@
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-9-09-74-10

UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more.
All individuals interested in bidding go to:
surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370
12-9-09-75-10

Moving Sale Futon w/mattress $125, TVs
$175 & $25, TV stand $25, Bookcases $25ea
or $40pair, Tall rubbermaid outdoor storage
unit $25 CALL 352-219-0079 10-27-5-10


***WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM**
FULL SERVICE REPAIR SHOP 11TH YEAR
OEM + AFTERMARKET PARTS + ACCY'S
HUGE TIRE SELECTION IN STOCK, CALL
FOR PRICES + DISCOUNTS 352-377-6974
12-9-75-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
www.NS4L.com
12-9-09-75-11

***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 12-9-09-
75-11

SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail cheap oil changes!! 336-1271
12-9-09-75-11


***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! 12-9-09-75-11

GATORMOTO Gville's #1 service facility. We
repair ALL 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
12-9-09-75-11

*00000 SCOOTERS 000000
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
12-9-75-11

**SCOOTER RENTALS**
Rent for a day, week, semester, or rent to
own! Reserve now for Game Day Weekends!
NS4L.com 352-336-1271 12-9-09-75-11


FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS *
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 15 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 12-9-75-12

CARS CARS BuyOSellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
12-9-75-12

$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
12-9-75-12


**HEADLINERS SAGGING?**
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site avail. Steve's Headliners 352-226-1973
12-9-74-12

CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas, Chevys, Jeeps and More!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
10-30-09-50-12


WE BUY JUNK CARS
Titles Only. Call K.T. (352) 281-9980
12-9-75-12


I BUY CARS & TRUCKS
Call Anytime 352-339-5158
10-30-09-32-12

SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down
No credit check
Cash vehicles $1000 and up.
352-338-1999 12-9-49-12

SUN RISE AUTO SALES
No credit check
Cars, SUVs, Trucks & Vans
30 day warranty
352-375-9090 12-9-49-12

Students Guaranteed Financing!
Do you have a valid drivers license?
Do you have a part time job?
Ride today for $750 down!
Call Angie @ 352-672-5048 10-28-20-12

92 Nissan Stanza $999 cash
98 Grand Am $999 cash
96 Kia Sephia $1299 cash
96 Chevy Cavalier $1499 cash
352-338-1999 12-9-40-12

92 Honda Accord $1499 cash
96 Lincoln Mark 8 $1999 cash
97 Mazda Millenia $1999 cash
95 Pontiac Bonnville $1999 cash
352-338-1999 12-9-40-12

92 Chevy Camero $1999 cash
96 Mits Galant $1999 cash
98 Chrysler Cirrus $1999 cash
96 Plymouth Minivan $1999 cash
352-338-1999 12-9-40-12


97 Jeep Cherokee $1900
96 Chevy Astro Van $1900
96 Chevy Blazer $1999
98 Ford Expolorer $2500
352-338-1999 12-9-48-12


95 Dodge Ram PK $2900
98 Dodge Ram PK $2900
98 Pontiac Transport $2900
94 Toyota Camry $2900
352-338-1999 12-9-48-12

97 Mercury Grand Marquis $2900
00 Hyundai Elantra $2900
94 Toyota Station Wagon $2900 SOLD
97 Mits Diamonte $2900
352-338-1999 12-9-48-12

94 Honda Accord $2900
94 Toyota Camry $2900
96 Cadillac Deville $2900
01 Hyundai Sonata $2900
352-338-1999 12-9-48-12

Sun City Auto Sales
60 Day pay off
On cash vehicles
Pay off time negotiable
352-338-1999 12-9-48-12

2003 Honda Civic, 79k $8999 CASH
2003 Honda Civic, 115k $8499 CASH
2003 Honda Civic, 69k $8999 CASH
2002 Honda Odysee, 117k $6999 CASH
352-375-9090 12-9-40-12

2003 Nissan Sentra, 80k $6999 CASH
2005 Nissan Altima, 94k $9999 CASH
2006 Suzuki Aerio, 54k $8999 CASH
2001 Nissan Altima, 99k $5999 CASH
352-375-9090 12-9-40-12

2002 Toyota Camry, 76k $8999 CASH
2004 Toyota Corolla, 111k $7999 CASH
1999 Toyota Sienna, 135k $5999 CASH
2002 Toyota Corolla, 68k $6999 CASH
352-375-9090 12-9-40-12

Wheeler's Auto Repair
Full Service ASE cert 35 yrs exp
Students Welcome Weekly Specials
Fair Reasonable Reliable
3020 N. Main St. 352-378-7674
10-23-5-12

1999 Toyota Corolla 4dr, cold AC, gold ext
light tan int, PW, PL, factory AM/FM sound
sys, 4cy w/auto overdrive trans, only 64,350
orig mi. $4975, 320 NE 33 Ave, or 352-284-
1047 University Auto Brokers 10-23-4-12


LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 2-10-
74-13


UF GRAD PAYS MORE
forgold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090
12-9-75-13


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 10-23-09-74-13

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.

LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO HELP ME
LEARN TO RAKE KNIT A HAT, second and
fourth wednesdays of each month. These
hats are made for people in Haiti. Come and
have fun with Lenora. Call 219-6948. 10-
23-09-74-13


This newspaper assumes no responsibility
for injury or loss arising from contacts made
through advertising. We suggest that any
reader who responds to advertising use cau-
tion and investigate the sincerity of the ad-
vertiser before giving out personal informa-
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RETAIL ADVERTISING MANAGER
FULL TIME POSITION
Sales driven person to train student sales
staff in outside newspaper advertising sales.
Motivator needed who works well with a
constantly changing staff.
Duties include training university students
in outside newspaper sales, layout and
copy writing. Must work well within and
meet daily deadlines. Good organizational
skills a must. Newspaper ad sales back-
ground an advantage. Modest salary, good
benefits and excellent working environment.
With resume, send cover letter that must
include salary requirements, to: General
Manager, The Independent Florida Alligator,
PO 14257,Gainesville,FI 32604 or
email to tcarey@alligator.org.
No phone calls please. EOE




DOMINO'S
Now hiring Delivery Drivers $12-$16/hr.
You need a great attitude & dependable car.
Hiring lunch, dinner & late night shifts. Our
closing drivers earn $100 per night. Apply
@ any of our 8 location or @ gatordominos.
com/jobs. 12-9-09-75-14


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. 12-9-75-14


$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$
For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
niture. No appt.necessary! Sandy's Savvy
Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 372-
1226 12-9-09-74-14


BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 12-9-09-75-14


FUTURE GMs
Now hiring assistant managers
GatorDominos.com/jobs
12-9-75-14

PHONE AGENTS NEEDED
Must have Excellent Vocabulary and
Communication skills. PC skills needed.
Apply Now! 6020 NW 4th Place, Suite G.
352-371-5888 x 111 12-9-74-14

Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and computer science needed for
various positions. Flexible schedules and
competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more
at www.gleim.com/employment 12-9-09-
82-14


STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM
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1-800-577-2021 & please leave your name &
number TWICE 12-9-68-14

Breakthrough product, everyone wants it,
everyone needs it. 50% commissions paid
bi-monthly. For an interview, call 1-800-577-
2021 12-9-68-14

PT Sales /Leasing Agents Needed
Help students find their new apartment!
Great pay plus bonuses. Sales experience &
outgoing personality required. No real estate
exp req (training provided). Send resume,
cover letter & avail schedule to
hr@trimarkproperties.com
12-9-65-14

We need people to post ads
online. Social networking
knowledge a plus. Get paid
every Friday. For details see
paycheckonfriday.com 11-12-45-14

Earn Extra Money. Students needed ASAP.
Earn up to $150 per day being a Mystery
Shopper. No Experience Required. Call
1-800-722-4791 11-20-41-14


Bartender Openings.
Earn $250/day. No Exp req! Will train
PT/FT Call 305-929-8559 x850 11-3-09-
20-14


MEDICAL OFFICE
Looking for pre-med student. Evenings &
weekends. Fax resume to 373-2230 10-22-
09-10-14

Notes & Note Takers
Wanted Immediately.
Freshman & Sophomores in Demand.
We pay top dollar for Notes & Note Takers.
e-mail: tamunotes@gmail.com 10-23-09-
10-14

Typist for professional office. Hours flexible
but dependability a must. References re-
quired. Email resume to
psychologyservices01 @gmail.com. 10-23-
09-4-14

Quality child caring center is looking for dedi-
cated people who love working with children.
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STUDENT WORK
GREAT PAY
Customer Sales/Service
Flex Sched, PT/FT Avail,
Work around classes,
conditions apply,
352-371-9675
11-12-09-20-14

Telecommunications--Software Engineers/
Programmers C/C++ programmers for
Embedded digital TV software (Cable,
Satellite, Video over IP). Nagravision has
openings in our Atlanta and Gainesville, FL
offices. 2-7 years experience. Competitive
salaries, benefits, relocation. Send resume
or questions to: resumes.atlanta@lw.net
11-25-09-28-14

Great job, flex hours, genl. office &
personal assistant. Focused, mature senior
or grad student. Excel & Word req. 20 hrs./
wk. $10/hr + bonuses.Resume and
references:wootenl@bellsouth.net. 10-22-
09-5-14

RETAIL SALES POSITION- Part time posi-
tion needed ASAP (approx. 20hrs/week be-
tween 10-6:30). RETAIL EXPERIENCE A
MUST- send resume to:
scrubsbydesign@gmail.com 10-27-09-5-
14

Help wanted for one serious hardworking
and trustworthy UF student. Gen or const
labor, exp with electrical & plumbing, carpen-
try, chainsaw & heavy lifting. Part time flex-
ible hrs. $7-7.50/hr. 376-6183 or 327-2931
10-23-09-2-14

Sun Country Sports is accepting applica-
ions for Aquatics positions swim coaches,
lifeguards, & more. Applications available
nline at suncountrysports.com. Fill one out
today and bring to either location.
10-28-09-5-14


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 12-9-75-15

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 12-9-74-15

Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm
tech? Express Training offers courses, days,
eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos.
Call 352-338-1193 or
expresstrainingservices.com 12-9-09-74-15

PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
339-2199
12-9-74-15

TLC HORSEBOARD
All facilities & amenities, quality instruc-
tion; 15 minutes from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
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HORSE BOARDING
Hourly work available. 12 x 12 stall cement
block barn. Good grass turnout with room to
run! Limited # of stalls available. $350/mo.
352-472-2627 for info & directions. 12-9-
09-74-15

HYPNOTIST Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079 12-9-75-15


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)
12-9-74-15

Mini Maxi Warehouses; corner Waldo Rd &
NE 31st Ave; 12 acres, student/staff rentals;
UHaul warehouse complex, trucks, trailers. 6
x 10 rentals $39/mo! 352-373-6294 or 1-800-
559-2449 Also 100 sheds for sale. 12-9-09-
68-15

Gator Slide Farm: Horse boarding.
Owner housing. Dressage, stadium jumping,
X-country. Lessons/schooling opportunities.
Feeding/mucking mitigate monthly charges.
Visitors always welcome. Contact Dibbie
352.466.3538 or gtrslfrm@aol.com 10-28-
09-90-15

GUTTER & ROOF CLEANING
Free Estimates. Super Service! Lic & Ins.
Steve "The School Teacher" 352-377-7086
12-9-09-74-15

HORSE BOARDING Premier facility next
to Canterbury. Stall or pasture board from
$250. Two sand/clay arenas, round pen,
jumps, lessons. Work avail to defray costs.
352-472-9977 weecfl@gmail.com 1-19-09-
95-15

* GREAT BANNERS & SIGNS *
Full-color DecalsOExhibitsOVehicle Wraps
Top QualityOFast ServiceOLow Prices
www.signpower.com
SignMasters 335-7000
1-29-83-15

** PLAQUES AWARDS TROPHIES **
Name BadgesOButtonsOADA Signs
Top QualityOFast ServiceOLow Prices
www.signpower.com
SignMasters 335-7000
1-29-83-15

Personal Training
with Austin Wolfe
Call today for an appointment 321-960-5739
10-26-09-30-15


BEGINNER GUITAR & PIANO LESSONS
For ALL ages.
My EXPERIENCE: 10 yrs-guitar & a lifetime-
piano. If interested call 352-256-3800 or
email gidonherman00@gmail.com 10-28-
30-15

Calculus Animation Web Site
http://calculus7.com/
The site contains over 450 downloads of
which 260 are animations.
$25/year 10-23-09-10-15

Need a Tutor at a Good Price?
Contact Yehonatan Kane UF math grad.
Tutors Physics,Math,General Chemistry
786-564-9565 email:rosecat@ufl.edu 10-
28-10-15


PAY LESS
And learn more with the five-dollar tutor of
Spanish & English. donald64@bellsouth.net
10-23-5-15

www.Capturimage.com
photo & video studio and location shoots, for
parties, portraits, YouTube, etc. Thurs night
open after hours by appt. Halloween special.
Good rates, basic to deluxe.
10-30-8-15

Finders Keepers? If you find something, you
can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost &
found section. Be kind to someone who's
lost what you've found. Call 373-FIND.


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

All Women's Health Center
ABORTION
Free Pregnancy Test
RU-486 Available
378-9191
www.abortiongainesville.com
12-9-75-16

THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Only $119!
Gain muscle while you lose fat
Groups forming now. 339-2199
12-9-74-16


Think you're pregnant?
Free pregnancy tests & referrals
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Florida feeling pressure in quest for repeat title


* UF RETURNED 18 STARTERS
BUT HAS STRUGGLED AT TIMES.

By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alllgator org

Things are starting to get a little
tight around the Florida football pro-
gram following Saturday's 23-20 vic-
tory over Arkansas.
"(There is) a lot of pressure on this
team to perform on a very high level -
on these coaches, on the trainers, on the
weight coaches, on the secretaries, on
everyone associated with our program,
a lot of pressure," coach Urban Meyer
said. "And I love that."
With 21 of their top 22 players on de-
fense and seven offensive starters com-
ing back, a trip to a third national title
game in four years almost looked like
a foregone conclusion for the Gators in
the preseason.
But at the halfway point of the sea-
son, things seem to be a little more un-
certain for UF (6-0, 4-0 Southeastern
Conference).
Without a reliable passing attack,
the Gators have leaned heavily on the


run specifically Tim Tebow.
The quarterback leads Florida in
rushing attempts this year with 99 and
has carried the ball more than running
backs Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey
combined (94).
The Gators have a minus 2 turnover
differential on the season and rank 76th
in the nation in red-zone efficiency.
During lastyear'schampionship run,
Florida scored 91 percent of the time in
the red zone, coming
away with touchdowns
75 percent of the time.
UF's red-zone efficiency
Football has dropped to 80 per-
cent this year, and the
Gators are scoring touchdowns just 50
percent of the time.
UF failed to score from inside op-
ponent's 20-yard line just six times
last year. It has already matched that
through six games this season.
"I see guys pressing," Meyer said.
"I feel it around the office. We want to
play perfect because the expectation
level is to play at an extremely high
level."
Florida lost eight fumbles all of last
SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 17


Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff
UF coach Urban Meyer doesn't mind the expectations that come along with being a perennial
national power but admitted he has seen his team pressing at times.


Gators running game needs


fixing, but coach is in denial


Florida's running game seems to
be living by the motto, "If it ain't
broke, don't fix it."
That type of thinking will get them
in trouble, though.
If your roof has a crack in it, are you
going to leave it until the whole thing
caves in on you?
The Gators' running game has a crack
in it, and it is a matter of time before it
gives way unless changes are made.
Florida's rushing attack has carried
it so far this season, and with a trio of
backs and Tim Tebow at quarterback,
there's no reason it shouldn't be count-
ed on to take this team to the national
championship.
However, the ground game hasn't
looked as explosive as it did early on,
and it seems to be getting predictable.
UF offensive coordinator Steve Add-
azio doesn't agree with that statement.


"We're pretty
creative with the
run game," Add-
azio said. "We
were the No. 1
rushing team in
Bobby Callovi America."
Bobby's World The key word
bcallovi@alligatororg in that statement
being "were."
Florida has dropped out of the top
spot and moved down to ninth and has
Auburn and Alabama nipping at its
heels for best in the Southeastern Con-
ference.
The Tigers already have better rush-
ing numbers in conference games than
the Gators, averaging 269 yards in
their four SEC games compared to the
Gators' average of 224.8.

SEE BOBBY, PAGE 17


NCAA VOLLEYBALL

UF adds high-profile tourney


By ANTHONY CHIANG
Alligator Writer
achlang@alllgator org

After playing one of the toughest non-
conference schedules in school history this
season, the Gators decided it wasn't quite
hard enough.
Coach Mary Wise announced Monday
that Florida, Penn State, Texas and Stan-
ford have agreed in principal to participate
in a four-team tournament for the next four
seasons.
Each school will have the chance to host
the event, but the inaugural tournament in
2010 is scheduled to take place Sept. 10-11
in the O'Connell Center.
"It's a great opportunity for our team
for the next four years to play against some
of the best players in the country," Wise
said. "All four teams have been at the top
of the nation in terms of attendance, so we
know it will be well attended and a great
volleyball atmosphere."
The four teams have made a combined
37 NCAA Final Four appearances and are
all currently ranked in the top 15. Last sea-
son's Final Four included the three teams


joining UF in the event.
Playing teams of this caliber early on in
the season will help the Gators prepare for
postseason play. Texas and Stanford are
the last two teams to knock UF out of the
NCAA Tournament, while Penn State has
won 84 matches in a row and is coming off
a 2008 national championship.
"We had a tough
nonconference schedule
this year and it's going to
be tougher next year, so
it's all good for us down
the road in December,"
sophomore Kelly Mur-
phy said.
Wise When Penn State
coach Russ Rose came
up with the idea for the tournament, he
didn't have a problem pitching it to the
other coaches.
"I thought there were a couple of
schools that I would like to play over a
four-year period, so I called all three of
those schools and all three of those coach-
es were in agreement that it was a great
SEE VOLLEYBALL, PAGE 17


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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 17


SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

Mullen will face former team in primetime matchup


By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alllgator org

Few breakups are this nice.
The departure of former Florida
offensive coordinator Dan Mullen
seems to be the exception. Mul-
len took the Mississippi State head
coaching gig in December and
jumped on a plane to Starkville mere
days after a winning a national title
with the Gators.
This fall is the first time since
1998 that Mullen and Urban Meyer
will not share a sideline.
The duo first crossed paths at
Notre Dame, where Meyer was a
wide receivers coach and Mullen
was a graduate assistant.
When Meyer left to take the head
coaching job at Bowling Green in
2001, he brought along Mullen to be
his quarterbacks coach. They stayed
together for two years there, spent
two years at Utah and then the last
four in Gainesville.
"The thing that makes Dan
unique is he's very, very smart,"
Meyer said. "I mean like really
smart and has a great awareness of
the game of football.
"We hit it off pretty good pretty
early. He's very intellectual as far as
understanding the game."
Mullen was with Meyer through
four conference championships and
two national titles, but the 37-year-
old is about to give UF's coach an-
other first. Five of Meyer's former
assistants now have a team of their
own, but Saturday will be Meyer's
first showdown with a former co-


hort.
"A lot of guys have ambition to
be a head coach. You get a chance to
be a head coach in the Southeastern
Conference, I'm not sure anybody
in the country would've turned that
down," Meyer said. "So much of
taking a job is your vision with the


athletic director and expectation lev-
els.
"When I talked to Dan, that was
my No. 1 thing could you recruit
and is this AD a real guy? Does
this AD live in a different word, or
does he understand what it takes
and all that? One thing about Dan,


he's very smart. He's not just gonna
make emotional decisions."
Mullen's move to Starkville also
upset another close relationship -
that of him and a particular Heis-
man Trophy winner.
Tim Tebow and his former quar-
terbacks coach were very close,


Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen spent the last eight years working for Florida coach Urban Meyer.
Saturday will be the first time Meyer faces a former assistant coach who went on to be a head coach.


and the pair still talk, according to
Tebow, although their busy sched-
ules hinder communication. Mul-
len called to wish Tebow well after
his concussion during the Kentucky
game, and they make a point of text
messaging before and after each
other's games.
Tebow said it wasn't even that
hard to watch Mullen go because he
was so happy for him.
"I knew he wanted a head coach-
ing job. Not that he didn't like being
here, (but) he wanted that next goal,
that next task. The next thing that he
could go out there and accomplish,
and that was being a head coach,"
Tebow said. "If anything, I was hap-
py for him to get it, too, because he
had earned it with his coaching here
and his reputation."
While Mullen will be the headlin-
er of this coaching matchup, he also
took with him former UF tight ends
coach John Hevesy to be Mississippi
State's offensive line coach.
Florida junior Aaron Hemandez
remembers getting a message from
his former position coach to call him.
Hevesy then told him he would be
moving to Starkville.
"At first, you're frustrated be-
cause you're so close and you're
with them more than you are with
your family at home," Hemandez
said. "You are definitely mad at first,
but you know it's the best decision
for them.
"We basically considered each
other as family, but he had to go
make money or whatever he's doing
over there. It was the best decision
for him."


First event to be held in Gainesville


VOLLEYBALL, from page 16

idea," he said.
The tournament is tentatively scheduled to
be hosted by Texas for the second season, then
it will move to Stanford for the third year, and
Penn State will host the final round of the event
in 2013, according to Rose.
As each school gets its turn, it will have the
opportunity to decide the format. In Gainesville,
it is set to be a two-match tournament, meaning
each squad only gets to match up with one of
the three teams.
While fans may seem to be the big winner,
the teams will benefit just as much from the
tournament.
"It shows people that schools are willing
to play each other when given an opportunity
to do that," Rose said. "My intent was win or


lose, to play three good teams in a weekend and
know more about my team whether we win or
lose."

MURPHY WINS SEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE
WEEK: For the second time in her short career
S at UF, sophomore setter Kelly
Murphy has been named the
Southeastern Conference Of-
fensive Player of the Week.
Volleyball In two sweeps by No. 10 UF
(14-3, 8-2 SEC) this past week-
end, Murphy notched her fifth triple-double of
the season and an impressive 26 kills in six sets
of play.
"We look at the triple-doubles as it is just an-
other night for her, and yet there are programs
that have never had a player record a triple-
double," Wise said. "It just speaks to Kelly's tal-
ent in this system."


Meyer: Expectations came in 90s


FOOTBALL, from page 16

year. It has already coughed up the
ball nine times this season, includ-
ing four against the Razorbacks
- two of which came in the red
zone. Tebow lost the ball on the
Arkansas 9, and Aaron Hernandez
fumbled at the 5-yard line.
Are the expectations starting to
take their toll on UF?
"I think it started in '06. It prob-
ably happened here at Florida in
the '90s, when a guy named Steve
Spurrier started winning at an ex-


"I think it started in '06. It
probably happened here at
Florida in the '90s, when a
guy named Steve Spurrier
started winning at an ex-
tremely high level."
Urban Meyer
UF football coach

tremely high level," Meyer said.
"And he even said that to me one
time, 'You got a little problem
when 10 wins isn't enough.'"


BOBBY, from page 16

Early in the year, UF was suc-
cessful running between the tack-
les, but it appears opponents are
scheming to take the inside run
away.
Addazio said the inside runs
are not dive plays but options,
where Tebow can either hand it
off or pull it and run.
If the handoff option is open,
Tebow should be giving it away
every time, so Tebow having to
run more shows that the inside
run is being taken away by de-
fenses.


As great as Tebow is in short-
yardage situations, if he leads the
Gators in carries, they aren't as ef-
fective.
In their four conference games,
Tebow has two fewer rushes than
Jeff Demps, Chris Rainey and Em-
manuel Moody combined. In his
84 rushes, Tebow has totaled 306
yards for a 3.6 average. The trio
has run the ball 86 times for 524
yards, averaging 6.1 yards per
carry.
Also, when they touch the ball,
there is always the big-play po-
tential that Tebow lacks.
All three have blazing speed,


especially Rainey and Demps, so
getting them to the outside could
always result in a huge run.
Running to the outside isn't
easy because outside linebackers
have a head start to the corner and
defensive ends need to be hooked
to clear that corner. Both are tough
tasks for offenses, which is why it
is important to have an inside run
game to rely on.
If teams are making it a priority
to stop runs up the middle, there
is a better chance outside runs are
open and could force teams to de-
fend them as well, taking some of
the pressure out of the middle.


Arkansas made it a point to
stop the inside runs and succeed-
ed by holding the running backs
to a 2.3 average on their nine runs
between the tackles and forcing
Tebow to keep the ball more on
those option reads, which was a
big reason for his 27 carries.
The running backs had six de-
signed runs outside the box. They
averaged 5.2 yards and broke off
runs of 20 and 10 yards.
Addazio has an excuse for why
the run game may have look in-
side-run heavy.
"We were balanced this past
week, which gives you a lot less


run calls," Addazio said.
That seems logical except
the Gators ran the ball 46 times
and threw 27 times, and in only
two games LSU (52) and Ken-
tucky (48) did they run more.
The Gators are going to need to
change it up. Maybe a new block-
ing scheme for the inside game or
a new look to run it out of, any-
thing to keep defenses guessing.
Addazio may want to look into
getting some fix-it-yourself books
to correct the problem before it
gets too big and Florida needs to
call for someone to come work on
it.






18, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009


UFSOCCER

Gators must win out for seniors to win fourth SEC title


By TYLER JETT
Alligator Writer
tjett@alllgatororg

The view is unfamiliar, and it doesn't
seem right.
Lauren Hyde, a senior with three South-
eastern Conference titles under her belt, is
used to looking down from the top. To-
day, though, she needs to crane her neck
to glance at where she has so often been
and where she wants to be again.
Tonight, as No. 12 UF (11-4-2, 5-1-2 SEC)
hosts No. 17 LSU (10-3-3, 6-1-1 SEC) at 7,
Hyde and the other three seniors hope to
prove they are still the conference's domi-
nant class.
Despite being in third place with only a
week of SEC play left, the Gators still con-
trol their own destiny.
As the Gators start this pivotal three-
match stretch, they have the benefit of fac-
ing the two teams that are ahead of them at
home, with LSU coming to Gainesville to-
day and South Carolina arriving Oct. 30.
If Florida wins its final three matches, it
will jump South Carolina and LSU, taking
another SEC Championship and giving the
seniors the view they have grown accus-
tomed to during their time in Gainesville.
But in order to do that, things need to
change.
"We have to be a lot more aggressive on
the field, and we have to have a lot more
intensity as well," Hyde said. "...We've
kind of come out a little slow in these
games on the road."
That lack of urgency, specifically away
from Gainesville, is the reason the Gators


find themselves in a series of must-win
situations in their next three matches. The
problem first manifested itself Oct. 2 at
perennial SEC bottom-feeder Mississippi
State, which managed a 1-1 tie against
Florida.
"Our players take a lot of pride in our
play in the SEC, and I think what's been a


little disappointing for us this year was the
fact that we gave up some opportunities,"
UF coach Becky Burleigh said.
But while the team has struggled on the
road, Florida's play at James G. Pressly
Stadium has been almost as solid as pos-
sible. The team is 9-1-0 at home, with the
only loss coming in overtime against No. 7


UF coach Becky Burleigh's team has dominated at
this season, going 2-3-1 away from Gainesville.


Florida State in a match Burleigh described
as the best her team played this year.
"Traveling wears you down a little bit,
so hopefully that aspect gets to them,"
sophomore Lindsay Thompson said.
Besides its traveling woes, the only oth-
er reason for Florida's underperformance
thus far is its youth. With 23 underclass-
men on the roster, some of the players did
not understand how difficult winning the
SEC would be before the season started,
Hyde said.

"Our players take a lot of pride in
our play in the SEC, and I think
what's been a little disappointing
for us this year was the fact that
we gave up some opportunities."
Becky Burleigh
UF soccer coach

"The girls coming in have seen, like,
'Oh, they've won in the past. This may be
easier than it seems,'" she said. "And being
a senior that's won (the SEC) the last three
years, I know, and the rest of us know, that
it's not."
If the team did not realize how tough
conference play would be, it does now.
Luckily for the seniors, they still have time
to go out on top, albeit in an unfamiliar
way.
"You're the underdog," Burleigh said
of her squad. "I can't think that anyone
would look at the remaining schedule and
think that we're the favorites to win the
SEC."


Receivers coach unconcerned about statistics


* UF'S STATS ARE SIMILAR
TO THE START OF 2008.

By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alllgator org

Despite all the talk about Flori-
da's offense not clicking, receivers
coach Billy Gonzales isn't worried.
In fact, he's seen this happen -


just last season.
He said Wednesday he wants
to get more receivers involved in
the offense, but he pointed out that
production isn't too far off from last
season at this point.
The numbers back him up.
Through six games in 2008, UF
had completed 96 passes for 1,268
yards. Former Gators and current
NFL wide receivers Louis Murphy


and Percy Harvin were responsible
for 43 of those catches, and Harvin
missed the season opener.
So far this sea-
son, the Gators have
racked up 1,264
Fota passing yards on 94
Football catches. Of those re-
ceptions, tight end
Aaron Hernandez and receiver Ri-
ley Cooper have combined for 51 of


them.
Gonzales admits he wants to get
more touches to other guys, most
notably David Nelson and Brandon
James, but he also pointed out there
are other ways to make an impact.
"I tell guys if you wanna be in-
volved, play every special teams and
you have a chance to be on that foot-
ball field," Gonzales said. "If you're
on the field 45 snaps, whether you


get the ball or not, you're involved.
"An offensive lineman ain't get-
ting the ball anytime, and what's he
doing? He's busting his butt every
single time. Everybody's got a job
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By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Writer
etorrens@allgator org

Lauren Hyde watched the movie, en-
grossed in it.
All the game film the senior Gator had
seen didn't compare to this particular film.
The home video hurled a wave of nostal-
gia as Lauren watched to see a glimpse of the
past embodied in the VHS cassette. She saw
her family surrounding the picture-perfect
Christmas tree towering over the crisply gift-
wrapped presents waiting to be ripped open.
Lisa Hyde, Lauren's mother, went all out
for the holidays, including Christmas. She
went through painstaking measures to make
sure everything was perfect: garland strung
around the stairwell and fireplace com-
plete with stockings.
If there's one reason above any other Lau-
ren is watching her home video, it's that it
predates Sept. 18, 2005. That's the day Lisa
lost her fight against breast cancer and the
day a tape-recorded version of her meant in-
finitely more to her daughter.

Bad to Worse
Bill Hyde, the patriarch of the Hyde
household, knew the uphill battle his family
would have to endure with Lisa's hospital
visits and checkups and the looming possi-
bility of death, suppressed in the recesses of
their minds.
"Dealing with it 13 years, you're prepared
right from the start in 1992 that this could be
bad," Bill said.
In 2005, there was swelling in Lisa's abdo-
men. Her liver wasn't doing well.
She took a round of chemotherapy on Fri-
day, Sept. 9,2005. Chemotherapy had worked
before in 1993 and Lisa had rebounded fine
after a few sick days. Lisa woke up Saturday
in a noticeably delusional state, a first-time
change Lauren noticed for the worse. Lisa's
liver was failing, causing her delirious behav-
ior, and she needed to be hospitalized.
There were times Lisa mistook Bill to be
her own father instead of her husband.
Bill usually didn't correct her. He just car-
ried on with the conversation.
Friday, Sept. 16, 2005.
Lauren was in her technical theater class,
helping build the set for the fall play when
she was pulled from her class. It was around
11 a.m.
Her sister, Lindsey, was in Spanish class.
She, too, was called down to the office.
They had an unexpected phone call. It
was their father, letting them know they were
needed in the hospital.
Bill had been informed the previous Mon-
day that his wife may not live out the week.
Lauren said she never knew the extent of
her mother's cancer and she didn't want to
know the possibility that her mother might
pass. She didn't believe the opinion that Lisa
wouldn't live out the week until she saw it
manifest itself in that hospital room.
"I'm glad no one ever said (that she may
not make it) because I don't like that," Lauren
said. "They don't know."
That same week, amid the routine prayers,
the crossword puzzle games and the air of
grief that filled Lisa's room, there was a tight-
ening of the Hyde family unit.
Lauren said her close-knit family grew
even closer that week.
"Out of all my friends, I'm the closest to
my family easily and everyone will tell you
that," she said.

Turtle Park
When Lauren wants to think of the mem-
ories she shared with her mom, she has one
picture in mind. It's a picture of Lauren, Lisa,
Lindsey and Christina, the youngest sister.


Solace in Soccer


Lauren Hyde and the Gators will wear pink uniforms in tonight's match with LSU to
raise cancer awareness. Hyde's mother passed away in 2005 from breast cancer.


It's a photo of them on a bridge at "Turtle
Park." Aptly nicknamed because there were
turtles in one area of the park, Lauren has the
image committed to memory and remem-
bered walking along the bridge the day the
photograph was taken.
As the casual, only-a-couple-of-class-
es-deep photographer, Lisa had pictures
throughout the Hyde household that still
hang intact, just as she hung them.
Bill met his wife at work and was attract-
ed to Lisa's looks blonde-haired, green-
eyed with an athletic figure, measuring in at
roughly 5-foot-7 and her hardworking, no-
nonsense demeanor.
Lisa became a stay-at-home mom once
Lauren turned 2. She cleaned, cooked, drove
the kids to school and made after-school
snacks.
"She always put us first and just a true
mom to me," Lindsey said.
Lauren said what she loved most about
her mom was the fact that Lisa was always in
her children's lives.
"(A) great mom in terms of the detail and
attention she gave her kids," Bill said.
As early as they were able, Lauren and
Lindsey were picking up after themselves
and learning responsibility. Their chore list
would grow to include making beds, vacu-
uming, dusting and cleaning three rooms in
the house on Saturdays.
Lisa wouldn't have had it any other way.
For a woman who ran her house tightly,
the diagnosis of breast cancer in 1992 may
have turned then-29-year-old Lisa's world
topsy-turvy. On the contrary, her will and ef-
fort to keep everything in order was unwav-
ering thereafter.


"She inspired me because I knew that she
wasn't feeling well and she would just push
herself," family friend Cara Hellmich said.
Hellmich said Lisa would go on walks and
do activities with her children, seemingly un-
hindered by her cancer.
Lisa was no stranger to Lauren's friends
and school background, either. She would
attend Lauren's high school and club soccer
games and provide honest criticism while
still being her daughter's No. 1 cheerleader.

Cyclone to Gator
Beginning at age 8 or 9, soccer became a
principal influence in Lauren's life. She began
playing the sport after attending a camp in-
troduced to her by Lisa. A sports nut himself,
Bill quickly introduced his children to base-
ball and softball before soccer entered the
equation.
"From that point on, (Lauren) didn't want
to do anything else," Bill said.
Having been athletic and quick for her
age, Lauren excelled at soccer.
In middle school, she worked her way up
to the Carmel Cyclones, the club team she
played for in Indiana. The team didn't pick
up Lauren after her tryouts, but changed its
mind after she scored six goals in an indoor
tournament.
She continued playing on the club team
and joined her high school team in her sopho-
more year. Her year-round soccer exposure
sparked college interest, and Lauren commit-
ted to UF in March of her junior year.
Lisa made plans to spend the first two
weeks of college with Lauren to ease the tran-
sitional period. She even bought an orange
jacket with blue stripes in a visual display of


support for the colors of Lauren's soon-to-be
university. The jacket still hangs in her closet.
Lauren said if it fits, she would wear it.
Lauren, who said she plays her best when
people are watching, was the only Gators
freshman in her class to start every match
and earned third-team All-America honors
her sophomore year.
"What makes her so talented is her vision
of the field," said teammate Jessica Eicken.
Eicken, also a senior, characterized her re-
lationship with Lauren as a sisterly one.
"If you want something to get done right
and done fast, let her take care of it," Eicken
said.

Handling Grief
Before, during and after Lisa's passing,
soccer was one of Lauren's few comforts.
When she's playing soccer, she's not thinking
about anything else.
"I would definitely say I sought it out,"
Lauren said. "It was nice to be able to have
that couple hours of just nothing."
Her soccer career was never in jeopardy
after her mother's passing because Lauren
knew Lisa wouldn't have wanted her to stop
playing. Her mom was thrilled about her
daughter attending UF.
And when she wasn't strapped into cleats
and shin guards, she was armed with movies
and playing cards for euchre.
Lauren spent the weekends at friends'
places, something she'd never done before
her junior year. Her newfound group of best
friends, formed a month before Lisa's pass-
ing, served as an emotional cornerstone for
Lauren to rely on.
"My friends in high school came around
at the perfect time," she said.
In Carmel Bishop Chatard High School -
where her own graduating class numbered
180 Lauren felt comfortable with everyone
knowing who she was as an athlete and per-
son.
She didn't mind that all her peers knew
about her mother, because it meant she didn't
have to explain being pulled out of class or
why her mother stopped showing up at
games. It meant no special treatment for the
girl whose mother passed away. And that
was OK with Lauren.
Katie Glesing, one of Lauren's classmates
at Bishop Chatard, said the smaller class size
allowed for deeper connections between peo-
ple.
"Everyone says by your senior year at
Chatard, you'll feel like a family," Glesing
said.
"And we really did."
Glesing remembered listening to "Ain't
No Mountain High Enough" with Lauren
en route to celebrate a friend's birthday. No-
body would have guessed her mother was in
the hospital that night.
While Lauren may not have externally
seemed affected by Lisa's passing, internally
she has become infinitely more apprecia-
tive of everyone in her life because she real-
ized how instantaneously someone could be
gone.
And when soccer and her friends couldn't
provide that buffer against grief, Lauren
turned to religion, praying nightly after her
mother passed away and asking God for
guidance.
Four years removed from her mother's
death, Lauren still prays, but she has come to
grips with it and believes Lisa is always with
her in spirit. Lauren is glad to call life normal
with dad, aka Mr. Mom, and her sisters.
"How much Lauren's developed and the
positive things she's done," Bill said, "really
comes from her mom."
And while the Hyde household is down
a member, Lisa's presence still looms in her
children and their home videos.






20, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009


SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

Slive suspends officials from Arkansas-


By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Staff Writer
kmalstrl@alllgatororg


Southeastern Conference
commissioner Mike Slive has re-
viewed the tape, and he's seen
enough.
The commissioner announced
Wednesday the crew that offici-
ated last Saturday's Arkansas-UF
game will be removed from its
next scheduled assignment on
Oct. 31. The crew called a person-
al foul on Razorbacks defensive
tackle Malcolm Sheppard in the
fourth quarter against the Gators,
and the league office said there
was no video evidence to support
such a call.
"While only a few calls have
been identified, the entire crew
shoulders responsibility for each
play. I have taken this action be-
cause there must be accountabil-
ity in our officiating program,"
Slive said in a statement. "Our in-
stitutions expect the highest level
of officiating in all of our sports,
and it is the duty of the confer-
ence office to uphold that expec-
tation."
Referee Marc Curles' crew also
worked the LSU-Georgia game
three weekends ago, when UGA's
A.J. Green and LSU's Charles
Scott were both penalized for
excessive celebration calls. The


league came down on the call
against Green shortly thereafter,
saying the crew made a mistake.
"A series of calls that have
occurred during the last several
weeks have not been to the stan-


dard that we expect from our
officiating crews," Slive said. "I
believe our officiating program is
the best in the country, however,
there are times when these ac-
tions must be taken."


SEC DOWN?: Georgia coach Mark
Richt was asked in the weekly
SEC coaches teleconference if he
felt as though the conference is
down this year outside of Florida
and Alabama.


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"Every year at this time, SEC
teams are all gonna have the same
records," Richt said. "Mathemati-
cally, that has to be the case."
Last season at this time, UF
and Alabama were in the top five
of the AP Poll, just as they are this
season, with Georgia and LSU
also ranked.
This year, LSU and South
Carolina are ranked in the top 25,
giving the conference the same
number of teams.

KICKING CONTROVERSY: South
Carolina coach Steve Spurrier
filed a complaint to the com-
missioner's office regarding
the potential use of white tape
by Alabama kicker Leigh Tiffin
on field goals and extra points
during last weekend's 20-6 win
against the Gamecocks.
Coach Nick Saban responded
to the controversy on the telecon-
ference Wednesday.
"I have to be very honest about
this, I was not aware of it," Sa-
ban said. "It is a 5-yard penalty.
Over half the teams in the league
do something to mark the spot.
Whether it's dirt or a twig. Last
year, South Carolina's kicker did
this. It is something that shouldn't
be done because it's against the
rules. I was happy it was brought
to my attention because it's some-
thing we won't continue to do."


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