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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2009


Fair celebrates 40th birthday with makeover

THE FAIR WILL RUN UNTIL NOV. 1;
OKTOBERFEST RETURNS OCT. 30.

By OLGA VALEZ
Alligator Contributing Writer

.a ..mr The Alachua County Fair is celebrating its
40th birthday with a mid-life crisis.
But instead of getting a fast new car, the
fair has added new food, rides and an Okto-
berfest celebration.
"We wanted to do something different for
everybody," said Henry Suminsky, who has
been working at the fair since 1985. "Every
year, we are looking for new blood and new
ideas. Some of us have been doing this for so
long it's like, 'OK, how do we change next
year?"'
Adding chocolate was the first step, in-
cluding chocolate-covered kettle corn, bacon,
hot dogs and pickles.
The fair also added more rides for chil-
dren.
-- "We are trying to get back to good old
family ratings," Suminsky said. "Everything
is G-rated out here. Anything above that, we
want to know about it, so we can stop it."
Fair goer Matthew Perez's 5-year-old
S- granddaughter Seairra's blue eyes lit up
S, when she rode the Crazy Bus.
x "It's better than Disney World," Seairra
Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff said.
Hawthorne High School students Angela Holt, Krystal Crawford and Shelby Minnix ride the Scrambler at the Alachua County Fair Despite the focus on children, there are
Monday evening. SEE FAIR, PAGE 5


STATE

Safety zones double at UF-GA


Some of UF's administrators will be at The
Jacksonville Landing with partygoers during UF-
Georgia festivities this weekend, but they probably
won't be drinking cocktails.
Instead, they'll be manning the safety areas in
the fourth annual Sideline Student Safety Zone in
downtown Jacksonville.
The areas offer fans from both sides a refuge
from the crowds, providing medical treatment,
water, snacks, cell phone chargers and other assis-
tance.
This year, the number of safety zones will double
to six. Also, Jacksonville will be picking up the bulk
of the tab this year. Last year UF and Jacksonville
split the costs.
UF spent about $11,000 last year on hotel rooms
for volunteers and overtime pay for University Po-
lice Department officers, among other expenses.
Also, as part of an agreement between UF and


Jacksonville, there will be 25 percent more police of-
ficers stationed at the Landing this year, said David
Bowles, director of UF's Recreational Sports.
The agreement stems from
safety concerns expressed in a let-
ter from UF President Bernie Ma-
chen to Jacksonville Mayor John
Peyton.
The safety areas, which will
be open on Friday and Saturday,
were created after student deaths
in 2004 and 2005. One student fell
from a parking garage and anoth-
er was beaten to death after he became separated
from his friends.
Bowles said one of the most important functions
of the safety areas is to help intoxicated people who,
in some cases, can't even operate their cell phones.
THOMAS STEWART


UF iPhone app offers


campus map, news


By BROOKE KELLY
Alligator Contributing Writer

Can't find your classes? There's
an app for that.
UF sophomore Bryan Dubno
has developed UFmobile, a free
application for Apple's iPhone
and iPod Touch.
The official UF application fea-
tures a GPS-enabled campus map,
a calendar of campus events from


the student union events calen-
dar, a directory of services around
campus and news feed from the
UF News Web site.
Student Dubno, who
Life has already created
three other applica-
tions, said he came up with the
idea when a student asked him
for help finding an exam build-
ing. He looked up the building on
SEE PHONE, PAGE 8


* UF quarterback
Tim Tebow (right)
has turned the ball
over eight times
this season, putting
him on pace for
16 the same
amount he had in
his first three years
combined.
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WHAT'S HAPPENING
Kaleidoscope Month presents
Mr. and Mrs. AASU Pageant
Thursday
Reitz Grand Ballroom
K-Month is a monthlong cel-
ebration of Asian American
Awareness through events and
forums. The pageant will show-
case many hidden talents and
aspects of our culture. Come
learn about a different culture
and its traditions.

International Medical
Outreach's Skate Station
Fundraiser
Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m.
Skate Station Funworks, 1311
NW 76th Blvd.
Help us help others. Skating,
equipment rentals, a full arcade
and use of batting cages is $10.
All money raised will go toward
funding a medical mission trip
this spring break to Peru.

Pre-Fest Show
Oct. 29, 5 p.m.
1982 Music Venue
Kick off your Fest weekend
at 1982. Come out and see
Young Livers, Bridge & Tunnel,
Landmines, 0 Pioneers!!!, North
Lincoln and more. Doors open
at 5 p.m.

"Contradictions of Islam and
Secularism in Turkey" lecture
Thursday, 7 p.m.
Pugh Hall Ocora
Lecture by Jenny White, a pro-
fessor at Boston University, for
the Center for European Studies
series "Turkey and the West."
Turkey is a radically secular-
ist state with a long history of
rule by a military and industrial
elite. The Muslim government
has been aligning Turkey's laws
to those of the European Union
as part of its intensive campaign
to gain membership.

Gators for HIV Education
(GHIVE)
H.O.T. Party
Thursday, 7 to 10 p.m.
Offering free HIV testing in a
more intimate setting, you will
have a chance to meet new peo-
ple at a social gathering. This
month's party is Halloween-
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Taco Dinner
Nov. 3, 6 to 8 p.m.
Campus Christian House
Come for all you can eat at $5
for presold tickets and $7 at
the door. The event is hosted
by Project MASCOT, a men-
toring group for at-risk ele-
mentary school students.

RUB Entertainment presents:
comedian Lachlan Patterson
Nov. 3, 8 to 10 p.m.
Orange & Brew
Stressed from all your exams
and classes? Come out for a
good laugh. Patterson has per-
formed on Comedy Central's
"Live at Gotham."

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CORRECTION
In Monday's edition of the
Alligator, an article incor-
rectly stated that there are 30
members of the Coalition of
Immokalee Workers. In fact,
there were 30 members of the
coalition present at the protest
Saturday.


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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2009 U ADVERTISEMENT, ALLIGATOR, 3


DCP is national

sustainability leader
Yesterday, Oct.
26, the College of
Design, Construc-
tion and Planning
(DCP) officially
opened its interdis-
ciplinary teaching/
research facility,
Citylab-Orlando.
Located in down-
town Orlando, the Christopher Silver
program will bring sustainable design
training to urban challenges in cen-
tral Florida. In so many ways, DCP's
professional programs and activities
model multidisciplinary approaches to
sustainability.
Another example is the international
competition, Solar Decathlon Europe. A
group of DCP faculty and 75 students
is leading a multi-college team to design
and build a full-scale house powered
entirely by solar energy. The house,
constructed and tested in Gainesville,
will be deconstructed and shipped to
Madrid, Spain, for the final construction
and exhibition next May. This serves as
an excellent hands-on learning experi-
ence for the students involved.
Staying at the global level, an in-
terdisciplinary DCP faculty team will
offer a master's program in sustainable
design in Singapore. The program will
integrate distance education and on-site
instruction. Along with the Bachelor of
Science in Sustainability and the Built
Environment launched last fall, DCP is
supporting UF's well-deserved reputa-
tion as a national leader in advancing
sustainability.
Christopher Silver
Dean, DCP


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Students are close up and personal with the life-like Human Patient Simulator (SIM).

Exposing young students to

careers in science and math


Twenty-five eager hands shot up in the air to volunteer for the next demonstration in a room clut-
tered with science "toys.
Recently, students from Howard W. Bishop Middle School and Lincoln Middle School arrived at
the University of Florida's physics building for "Math and Science Day."
In the morning, students watched physics demonstrations by Jeff Bindell, director of techPATH
and lecturer for the University of Central Florida physics department.
TechPATH is a group that interacts with local school districts to help introduce middle and high
school students to science and math careers. It is an educational program of the Florida High Tech
Corridor, an initiative of the University of Florida, the University of South Florida and UCE
Demonstrations included whirling around pipes to make whistling sounds and spinning a hand-
held bike tire to show what happens to the motion when the tire changes direction.
When Bindell asked the students if they wanted to flip burgers as a career, they answered in a
chorus of "No!" He proceeded to show the type of house where the students could live if they worked
in a science or technology field. Wide eyes and smiles quickly filled the room.
Bindell said even though the U.S. is a big country, it is producing fewer scientists than smaller
countries, like Taiwan.
"We are falling behind," he said. "We have a mission. We need to keep teachers aware of new
high-tech opportunities for students, and we want to keep kids interested in science and math."
For the afternoon portion of Math and Science Day, students were bused to the Health Science
Center where they interacted with the Human Patient Simulator (SIM).
Dr. Samsun Lampotang, professor of anesthesiology at the UF College of Medicine, and Thomas
Bedard, clinical simulations coordinator at the College of Nursing, demonstrated the life-like quali-
ties of the SIMs.
Tavia, a sixth-grade student at Howard W. Bishop Middle School, said, "(Before today) I was go-
ing to be a veterinarian, but now I don't know if I'm going to be an animal or human doctor."
Byjenna McVey
% Read more of this story at www.insideuf.ufl.edu


I 0 U Calendar


Oct. 29
The Center for European Studies presents "Contradictions of
Islam and Secularism in Turkey," 7 p.m., Pugh Hall Ocora, free
and open to the public.
Oct. 30
School of Music presents "Boo-soon to You," 7:30 p.m.,
University Auditorium, free and open to the public.
Nov. 3
Bob Graham Center for Public Service presents "The
Swamp," 7 p.m., Pugh Hall Ocora, free and open to the
public.
Nov. 4
Office of Sustainability and ACCENT presents "Blake My-
coskie of TOMS Shoes," 8 p.m., Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts, free and open to the public.


s is ihT a sampling of .


Your
campus
news
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Produced bythe
University Relations Office
for faculty, staff and students
Editor Susan Stewart
October 27, 2009


Reitz Student Union increases rates
New rental rates for Reitz Student Union will take effect on Jan. 2,
2010. The new rates are better aligned with the current costs of provid-
ing services and repairing and replacing equipment. For additional rate
information, visit http://www.union.ufl.edu/eventservices/rates.

Vote Tebow for Heisman
As the presenting sponsor for the Heisman Trophy,
Nissan gets one vote for the Heisman winner. Fans
may vote online, and the athlete with the most votes
will get Nissan's official vote. Fans are limited to one
vote per day and may register for prizes, includ-
ing a trip to see the Heisman ceremony and
a three-day, two-night stay in New York
City. Voting ends on Dec. 4.
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4, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2009


Vegan week salutes


animal-free lifestyle


A Pumpkin Patch In Her Eyes
UF senior Alexis Adler admires the pumpkin patch at the Wesley United Methodist Church on
Northwest 23rd Avenue. The church has been selling pumpkins of various sizes and prices
at the patch for more than three years, and it will be open until the end of October.


* GO VEGAN WEEK RUNS
FROM OCT. 25 TO OCT. 31.

By JARED MISNER
Alligator Writer

UF and the rest of the world is
celebrating World Go Vegan Week
from Oct. 25 to Oct. 31.
Created by the animal rights
organization In Defense of Ani-
mals four years ago as a global ef-
fort to promote plant-based diets,
World Go Vegan Week has events
throughout the week ranging from
vegan costume parties in San Fran-
cisco to educational events in Bo-
livia.
UF's environmental vegetarian
group, enVeg, plans to sponsor
several events to celebrate World
Go Vegan Week, including a pre-
sentation Wednesday night by
Brendan Brazier, a vegan triathlete
and author, followed by a Hallow-
een-themed vegan potluck Satur-
day afternoon.


"You don't need to be vegan to
be part of the movement," said El-
len Martin, secretary of enVeg.
EnVeg also brought Bruce
Friedrich, vice president of policy
and government affairs for People
for the Ethical Treatment of Ani-
mals, to UF's campus Saturday to
kickoff World Go Vegan Week.

"You don't need to be
vegan to be part of the
movement."
Ellen Martin
secretary of enVeg

Martin pointed out the positives
of a vegan lifestyle and said World
Go Vegan is a fun opportunity to
educate the community on plant-
based diets.
"I think people should view Go
Veg Week as their own little holi-
day," she said.
For more information on World
Go Vegan Week visit worldgoveg-
anweek.com.


Health care discussion turns to uninsured students


9.4 percent of UF students don't have health insurance


By JILLIAN KREMER
Alligator Contributing Writer

Brianne Umhoefer hasn't had health insur-
ance since she was 13. She was covered by
Florida KidCare, a federal program, and then
- suddenly she wasn't.
"My mom just never got me back on, I
guess," she said.
Umhoefer, a UF sophomore, is just one of


the many students without health insurance.
Insurance for college students was not
addressed in the health care bill that was ap-
proved by the Senate Finance Committee on
Oct. 13.
Umhoefer said even the lower-cost plan
offered by the health care center costs too
much for her.
She said the last time she visited a doctor
was a year and a half ago because she rarely


gets sick.
"But I will definitely be getting it when I'm
out of school, doing my thing," she said.
About 9.4 percent of UF
Student students don't have health in-
e surance, according to the 2008
Healthy Gators Student Survey
Report.
Student Health Care Center director Dr.
Phillip Barkley said there have been concerns


with the lack of opportunities for universi-
ties to provide health care as the bill starts to
emerge.
But Barkley, who is the former president
of the American College Health Association,
said members from the organization met with
the finance committee to voice their opinions.
"We are now cautiously optimistic that the
issue will be resolved," he said.
Bruce Vogel, an associate professor in the
department of epidemiology and health pol-
icy research at UF, said students have never
been a high priority for legislators.


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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, 5


UF RESEARCH

Professor, grad student create oyster safety test


By ASHLYN POWELL
Alligator Contributing Writer


UF professor Anita Wright and graduate
student Mark Campbell have developed a
new test that detects oysters that will make
people sick.
The polymerase chain reaction test was
approved at the Interstate Shellfish Sani-
tation Conference in Manchester, N.H.,


which took place the week of Oct. 17.
The test will allow the shellfish industry
to comply with FDA's newest safety regu-
lations, announced earlier this month, that
stress that oysters harvested in the Gulf
of Mexico in the summer should receive
treatment to reduce harmful oysters. The
regulations will make it more difficult for
oyster-lovers to find oysters in the U.S.
The test detects Vibrio vulnificus, a spe-
cies that causes the most seafood-related


fatalities in the U.S.
The test amplifies the
DNA of pathogens so
that researchers can keep
track of them in oyster
samples.
It can be done in less
than 24 hours and is more
Wright effective and precise than
the current protocol, which can take days
to complete.


Although the new discovery can increase
public safety, the shellfish industry must
cope with new problems, Wright said.
"The idea is to improve safety, but the
problem is that it will make oysters less
available," she said. "Not all companies
can afford to do all of these treatments."
Florida Sea Grant is funding the UF re-
searchers to further refine the test and to
provide training and education for the new
method.


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to speak Nov. 4
Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes, will speak at
UF on Nov. 4.
Mycoskie's company is known for its One for One cam-
paign, under which it donates one pair of shoes to a child
in need for every pair of shoes purchased from the com-
pany.
So far, the company has donated about 150,000 pairs of
shoes and plans to donate another 300,000 in 2009, accord-
ing to its Web site.
Mycoskie will speak at 8 p.m. at the Phil-
Canpus lips Center for the Performing Arts. The
Cam s speech will be free and open to the public.
The event is sponsored by Accent, the
Center for Leadership and Service and the UF Office of
Sustainability, among others.
Tickets are available at the Phillips Center box office
and the Constans Theatre box office on the Reitz Union
Colonnade.
The speech caps off a week of TOMS-related events,
including a TOMS documentary being shown at the Reitz
Union Auditorium on Wednesday and a Style Your Sole
Event on the Reitz Union Colonnade on Nov. 3. where
students can decorate a pair of TOMS shoes. Shoes will be
for sale at the event, or students can bring their own.
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still plenty of rides and attrac-
tions for adults, Suminsky said.
One adult-oriented event
new to this year is Oktoberfest, a
German-themed celebration that
took place Saturday from 12 p.m.
to 12 a.m. and will return on Hal-
loween.
The center pole of the 60-by-
60-foot tent that houses the Ok-
toberfest section is surrounded
by four flat-screen TVs playing
football games.
Kendra Hill, who was in charge
of organizing Oktoberfest, said
this was added to attract people
who wouldn't come to the fair on
a Saturday because they wanted
to watch a football game.
"It is to attract anyone who
wants to drink beer and watch
the game," said Hill, who was
dressed in a German tavern girl's
outfit.
Other aspects of the event also
resembled the original German
Oktoberfest.
"In every Oktoberfest celebra-
tion that I read about on the In-
ternet, they always had the yo-


dealing contest and the chicken
dance contest," Hill said.
Her husband, Paul Hill, orga-
nized the yodeling competition.
When no one volunteered to
compete, he went around the tent
and asked people to give him
their best yodel.
"It is to attract anyone who
wants to drink beer and
watch the game."
Kendra Hill
Oktoberfest organizer

Using the audience's applause
to determine the winner, Sue
Maracle triumphed over the com-
petition with her loud and melo-
dious yodel.
She won a beer-shaped Ok-
toberfest hat and beer-shaped
glasses.
Not all of the events in the tent
were spared from an American
influence.
The first two events held dur-
ing Saturday's Oktoberfest were
the second annual hot-dog eating
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as they could in three minutes
while listening to the German
folk music.
The adult hot-dog eating con-
test pitted UF student Chris Fell,
24, against the 15-year-old unde-
feated champion, Tyler Brower.
Brower won by gorging a total
of nine hot dogs in comparison to
Fell's seven.
"It feels pretty good," Brower
said. "I figured I would win."
Each contestant received a
trophy with a hot dog on it, and
the winners of both competitions
received $25.
According to Jesse Lewis, the
president and general manager of
fair operations, the changes that
were introduced to the fair have
made the fair better than ever.
"We are betting on it being a
whole lot better than last year,"
Lewis said.
He said that the goal is to have
30,000 to 35,000 people attend the
fair over the course of 10 days.
The fair will continue until
Nov. 1.
It will open at 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday, and it will open
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Pilots should have been

flying, not using laptops
T ere is a time and place for everything.
S When operating a car, it's not time for texting. When
Sitting in class, it's not time for Facebook.
And when flying a plane, it's not time for anything other
than flying a plane.
Federal safety officials said Monday that the two pilots who
overshot their destination by 150 miles were using their laptops
and "lost track of time," according to an article on CNN.com.
Air traffic controllers first tried to contact the pilots by radio,
according to the Associated Press. Other pilots tried reaching
the plane. Northwest then tried texting the pilots using an in-
plane system that chimes in the cockpit. Finally, after 78 minutes
of silence, a flight attendant told them they were off course.
The pilots are both veterans, together clocking an estimated
30,000 hours that's 1,250 days in the air. They have never
had violations or accidents, according to a report released by
the National Transportation Safety Board.
And fortunately, they have been suspended from flying.
Everyone is guilty of getting wrapped up in the Web when
we should be, say, writing editorials. But writing a paper doesn't
make you responsible for the lives of about 150 people that were
on board when the two were busy Internetting.
We can only imagine what the two were doing on their com-
puters for the 78 mid-air minutes that they spent incommuni-
cado from air traffic controllers.
Most airlines forbid pilots from using electronic devices or
engaging in anything unrelated to, you know, flying planes.
These days, most pilots don't have to do much between tak-
ing off and landing except stay in contact with air traffic con-
trol, which is precisely what they failed to do.
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People in relationships shouldn't settle


The owner of a hotel in
Taos, N.M. has become
the subject of national
media coverage for his ques-
tionable management style.
Larry Whitten, a 63-year-
old former Marine, has made
a career out of turning around
failing hotels. But he has
drawn the ire of the town's
residents and civil rights orga-
nizations for requiring some
of his workers to Anglicize
their names and refrain from
speaking Spanish, according
to an Associated Press article.
Whitten made one worker
change his name from Marcos
to Mark. Another was forced
to pronounce his name dif-
ferently Marteeen became
Martin.
Whitten, who also owned
and turned around hotels in
Florida, Texas and Oklahoma,
sees nothing wrong in whiten-
ing up his staff. He also fails to
see the implications of racism
in his demands.


"It has nothing to do with
racism. I'm not doing it for
any reason other than for the
satisfaction of my guests, be-
cause people calling from all
over America don't know the
Spanish accents or the Spanish
culture or Spanish anything,"
Whitten said, according to the
article.
Catering to potential guests
is one thing. (But, really, who
wants to serve a guest who
would refuse service from
Maria but not Mary?)
Suppressing ethnic diver-
sity is something else entirely.
It's rare to find a city in the
U.S. that hasn't been "Angli-
cized" with Wal-Marts and
Walgreens.
Taos is a beautiful city
with some of the best tamales
we've ever had (thank you,
Leona's Restaurante).
Whitten needs to realize
that America is not full of
people exactly like him old,
white and bitter.


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think that, in some cases, one of the most ethical, selfless
things you can do in a relationship is end it. And I think
one of those cases is when you realize that, by staying
with your significant other, you'd be settling for them.
That's a little bit counterintuitive. In general, it seems
like the conventional wisdom is that settling in relation-
ships, far from being enough of a reason to break up, is a
given. The line of reasoning is usually couched with decla-
rations of how hard it is to find someone you just even sort
of like, and if you can find a person who makes your life
even the tiniest bit happier, you should consider yourself
lucky. Admonishments of being grateful for what you have
rather than pouting over what you don't usually follow.
But this isn't an issue of gratitude or pouting. It's an is-
sue of selflessness.
There is, after all, a certain level of presumptuousness
about wanting to be in a relationship with someone who's
looking for somebody to love.
Any relationship that's predicated on a more compel-
ling reason than "I want to hit that" always begins with
a request perhaps implicit for someone to put their
own search for a person to love on hold because you think
you might be that person.
There's a pretty sizable opportunity cost involved with
accepting that request in the form of both not being
available to other potential significant others and not be-
ing able to use the time that a relationship requires to find
potential significant others. That's the automatic, obliga-
tory sacrifice everybody makes when they agree to be in
a relationship.
In these terms, it can seem pretty daunting. But this
shouldn't paralyze us into inaction, but it does provide
good motivation to act in good faith and not screw around
with people's hearts.
And acting in good faith means not letting someone
continue to make that automatic, obligatory sacrifice a mo-
ment longer than they need to.


That requires some fortitude. It's
easy to end a relationship because
something is wrong. It's tougher to
end a relationship because some-
thing is not right. And there's no
doubt that relationships you're set-
Joe Dellosa tling for can be pleasant it's nice to
letters@alligator org have someone whose hand you can
hold, or someone to fall asleep with
on a cold night, or someone to whom
you can come home, even if you don't think they're the
one with whom you're meant to be. And hell, sometimes
it's just nice for your relationship status to say something
other than "single."
But nobody wants to be an interchangeable cog or a ro-
mantic placeholder. As shitty a feeling as it is to be aware
that you're settling for someone, it doesn't compare to how
awful it is to know you're being settled for. And it's wrong
to place somebody in that position, just as it's wrong to
mentally add "relatively speaking" at the end of an "I love
you" to them.
To be clear, this is by no means a call to be unadven-
turous with your love life sometimes meeting the one
you love means taking a chance and dating someone you
wouldn't normally think is your type, and sometimes it
means fighting to fix a broken relationship.
And we are not under any obligation to think that every
person in the world is beautiful and special, or whatever
other cliche Tenderheart Bear tried to drive into our heads
after kicking Professor Coldheart's ass.
But we do have a responsibility to try to treat people as
though there's someone who does think that about them,
even if we don't and to remember that every moment
you spend with someone you can't genuinely appreciate is
a moment they could be spending with someone who can.
Joe Dellosa is an advertising senior. His column appears on
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Letters to the Editor
PETA approach too violent
PETA's support for the humane
treatment of animals is admirable, but
their methods are questionable when
they show violent videos with scenes of
graphic animal abuse.
When a picture may have gotten the
message across, showing an extended
video is just gratuitous violence. What
purpose does it serve? For example, if we
wanted to prevent rape, is it necessary to
actually show a woman being raped be-
fore the viewer would be convinced?
I am also concerned about the ethical
treatment of animals, but I am offended
by the shocking tactics employed by
PETA. Most people would respond posi-
tively toward animal care without PETA
resorting to the use of horrific images of
the animal industry. PETA needs to use
a compassionate appeal to win support,
instead of forcing people to avoid PETA
and the gruesome details.
What about the health benefits of be-
ing a vegan? PETA only speaks of the
social and environmental effects, which
is strange when one of the biggest prob-
lems society faces today is obesity.
People would be more interested
in hearing about vegan health benefits
rather than witnessing a slaughterhouse
scene. Which would convince you?
Amanda Watts
UF student


Gators need to give all in Georgia
Dear Gators football team,
We, the fans, are starting to get a little
concerned. We couldn't be happier with
a 7-0 start, but lately things have been a
little rocky. To call the Arkansas game a
nail-biter would be a gross understate-
ment. There were times when we didn't
put our all into screaming and cheering,
but it didn't always seem like you put
your all into that game either.
Even if we didn't do our best through-
out the game, when you asked us to
scream louder, we poured everything
we had into making The Swamp an
unbearable place for opposition (Death
Valley? Ha, make a visit to The Swamp).
The things we do go beyond any sense of
sanity. We've spent two weeks pay just
to watch you play Charleston Southern,
driven 590 miles to be harassed by people
who think it's cool to spell 'go' g-e-a-u-x,
sat through games in pouring rain and
110-degree heat, and argued with oppos-


ing fans to the point of ruining friend-
ships (sorry high school friends, you
shouldn't have gone to FSU). We know
it's unfair to expect a perfect season, but
we have such high expectations because
we have so much faith in you.
After all, we've told anyone and ev-
eryone that will listen that you're the
greatest team of all time. Just remember
as long as you give it you're all, we'll be
here to support you regardless of the out-
come. Love always, Florida football fans.
Morgan Kovel
UF student


Students should boycott Aramark
We often talk about justice and do-
ing the right thing. Well, supporting the
Coalition of Immokalee Workers is one
way we could actually practice what we
preach. Several food service providers
have agreed to pay the one cent more per
pound, but I have yet to hear that Ara-
mark has decided to do the same.
Therefore, I propose that UF students,
faculty and staff refrain from purchasing
and eating Aramark's tomatoes because
we know that they are a product of vir-
tual slave labor. This could be accom-
plished by not selecting tomatoes when
ordering sandwiches from Subway or
any of the Boar's Head locations and not
choosing to include tomatoes in your sal-
ad at the dining hall. Do the right thing
and stand for justice. This boycott is just
what we need to do to let Aramark know
that we will not support them exploiting
slave labor to make profits.
Murielle Joseph
UF student

Students: Speak out at Senate
Anyone who made it out to the Co-
alition of Immokalee Workers protest
on Saturday could tell you how just the
struggle of these workers is. Because to-
day there is a resolution being discussed
in Student Senate that would help these
people in their struggle, I hope we all
have a chance to make it at 7:30 p.m. in
Reitz Union Room 282 for a public debate
so we can speak out for this righteous is-
sue. Let's do our part to ensure slavery
never comes back to Immokalee. I have
faith the Progress Party will be able to
push the legislation through.
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UF gets 600 doses


of H IN vaccine


While UF health care work-
ers in the areas with the highest
risks are now able to receive the
H1N1 swine flu vaccine through
UF, it's not clear when students
and faculty will be able to do the
same.
The university was given
about 600 doses
National of the swine flu
News vaccine, which
will be adminis-
tered to employees in the emer-
gency, infection control, pediat-
rics, labor and delivery, mother/
baby and oncology departments
and the intensive care units at
the hospital and the university,
according to UF's swine flu Web
site, www.ehs.ufl.edu/hlnl.
Dr. Phillip Barkley, direc-
tor of the Student Health Care


Center, said UF has requested
about 45,000 doses of the vaccine
for the general population, but
said he doesn't know when they
might arrive.
Barkley also said he didn't
expect UF to receive all 45,000
requested doses.
Alachua County received
its first shipment of swine flu
vaccine, 2,600 doses, about two
weeks ago.
Nationally, the government
has announced it will have up
to 30 million doses ready by the
end of the month.
The SHCC has seen about
1,000 people for flu or flu-like
symptoms since the beginning of
the semester, according to num-
bers on UF's Web site.
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IPHONE, from page 1

his phone but was disappointed
because the site was slow and
didn't include GPS.
"The original idea was just to
do a campus map, but it has ex-
panded past that," Dubno said.
Dubno worked with David
Khey, an e-Learning support ser-
vices employee, to make UFmo-
bile the official UF application.
"I was a webmaster last year
for the Department of Languag-
es, Literatures and Cultures, and
I talked to my boss about the app
and he put me in contact with
David," Dubno said.
Khey has been the middleman
between Dubno and Academic
Technology, a group of UF fac-
ulty members focused on making
technological advances to help
further education, Khey said.
"I would've loved to have
this [application] when I was in
school," Khey said.
UFmobile is not only benefi-
cial to students, Dubno said.
"Prospective students can use
it, alumni can stay up to date on


campus events and anyone with
an affiliation with UF can use it,"
Dubno said.
Dubno and Khey are already
working on updates for the ap-
plication, which would include
information from RTS, Student
Government and lectures from
the business school.


Khey also hopes to work on
making the application available
to all smart phones.
Since Thursday, there have
already been 159 downloads of
UFmobile.
To download the application,
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Call Zack-813-713-7341 11-17-09-15-1


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


Now you can easily MUSEUM WALK
submit your classified ad 2/2's $945 CABLE & WATER Included
All Inclusive roommate matching $606
for print andlor web editions ParknRide Bus Route-Always be on time!
right thru our website! 3500 SW 19th Ave*www.museumwalk.com
379-WALK*


Just go to
www.alligator.org/classifieds
Visa and Mastercard accepted.

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


***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
Cof 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


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
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


12-9-


*Fully Furnished*All 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

Now you can easily
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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


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







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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

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


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

**00$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


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 11-9-
09-20-2

***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 10-29-
09-10-2

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

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

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

Move in Special: No Security Deposit
2/2 Condo with washer/dryer, screened-
in porch, newer condo, near UF. Shands,
located off 34th & Archer Rd. 2 units
available $750 per month. Call 317-5060
11-5-09-10-2

2 br,2.5 bathroom townhouse. within miles
of shands, uf, and shopping. $699 + utilities
& condo fees. call (321) 591-0273. 10-29-
09-5-2


1/1 in 3/3 in Campus View Condos. 1235
SW 9th Road, 3rd floor unit. Newly built, w/d,
new appliances, Females only please. $515,
from January to July 31st. Can move in early.
Please call 727-776-7098. 11-6-10-2

$550/month Large 2/1 Apt close to UF/
Shands W/D hookup,D/W, balcony No pets
625 SW 11th Ln Call 352-231-3002 or
email hodgeproperties@cox.net 11-16-09-
15-2

FAMILY AREA WITH PETS, OK
Two Bd with Two Full Baths, new carpet, just
painted, new refrigerator. Fenced in back
yard, patio, and large W/D room plus stor-
age. Avail Nov 1st. $660. Only $50 Sec, with
reference. Call Karl 332-5030 11-9-09-10-2

Working at Shands or VA- nice 2/1 @
Summit House across the street. $700/mo +
$200 dep. Call 352-8430-0220 to see. 11-
25-21-2


495/month + until. Looking Glass Apts sub-
lease.Private Bedroom + Private Bath in 2/2.
Washer/dryer included. NO move in fees, NO
deposits. No Pets. 2 mins to campus. Perfect
location! Share apt with great female room-
mate. Avail DEC, JAN or possibly sooner if
needed. Call 352-871-0162 10-30-09-6-3


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

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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

Enjoy A Romatic Old House
Near library downtown. $295-375/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
11-6-09-15-4

$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 11-2-10-4

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


SPRING SEMESTER 2010.WALKING
DISTANCE TO CAMPUS. Parkside II town-
house. Female roommate wanted for 1 bdr 1
ba $525.Sue 305-785-7733 10-30-09-5-4


WALK TO UF 1 or 2 rooms in a 4/2 apt.
Ind. leases end 7/31/10. $295/month/room.
No pets. 1740 NW 3rd PL Call 352-231-3002
or email hodgeproperties@cox.net 11-16-
09-15-4



SWEET 2/1 HOUSE
Prive location, 708 NW 10th Ave. includes;
all Utl's, W/D, and Swimming pool. Avail Now
$440. Plus sec. Call Karl 332-5030 11-9-
09-10-4


Walk or bike to UF, Shands orVA. Roommate
needed for nice 2/1, $350/mo + half utilities
at Summit House on SW 16th Ave. Recently
renovated. $200 dep. Call 352-843-0220 to
see. 11-25-21-4


Close to UF. Lg rm in a nice NW home.
Fenced back yard. 395/mo. Washer/dryer.
Cable internet/TV. Mike 352-316-3930 11-
2-09-5-4


450/mo + utilities (negotiable). At the
house we have all modern working applianc-
es, a fenced-in backyard, a car overhang,
plenty of parking. Located close to shopping
centers & 1 mile from the UF law.

Pet friendly. M/F O.K. Contact Josh at:
561.676.2662, jbarnhill@ufl.edu or Ben at:
bbabcock@ufl.edu
11-3-6-4


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home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible
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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


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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


1 br/1 ba by Regal Cinemas & UF
507 NW 39th Rd #126- Hawthorne Reserve
Condos. $60,000 short sale. Call Stacy at
Trevor Waters Realty 352-682-8530 11-2-
09-5-5


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


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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


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of our great daily lunch specials!

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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


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







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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





9**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

2003 BMG Trailblazer Silverfox Scooter
2,323 miles; Red; 49cc; Single cylinder
Excellent Condition
$900 (includes title and helmet)
Contact (727)-793-4752 10-30-5-11


FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS 0
ORunning or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 15 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 12-9-75-12

CARS CARS Buy6SellOTrade
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


LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 2-10-
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UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090
12-9-75-13


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 11-6-09-74-13

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. 11-
6-09-74-13


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-
tion or arranging meetings

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alligator

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

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


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

BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 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


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

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
Paid survey takers needed. Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 12-
9-09-73-14

Graduate debt-free. Earn cash while attend-
ing college. For a confidential interview call
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

Quality child caring center is looking for dedi-
cated people who love working with children.
FT/PT, exp. required and a CDA, AA or BA
in education. Benefits available with FT. Call
377-2290 or 373-1481 11-13-09-27-14

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

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. 327-2931 or 376-6183
10-27-09-4-14

Sun Country Sports is accepting applica-
ions for Aquatics positions swim coaches,
lifeguards, & more. Applications available
online at suncountrysports.com. Fill one out
today and bring to either location.
10-29-09-5-14


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Health & Fitness'
Obtain valuable experience for your future!!
Gainesville Health & Fitness Center
is looking for highly motivated,
responsible, hardworking
individuals for the following positions...
Floor Instructors
Kids' Club Attendants
Receptionists
Maintenance/Housekeeping
We will be holding a Job Fair on
Wednesday, October 28th and
Thursday, October 29th
from 9am-lpm both days
At 4820 Newberry Road!
10-27-2-14

Full time NANNIES needed for Jan
one toddler $10/hr M-F OR 2 elem age $12/
hr M-F + E & wkds; grad students welcome;
exp req; Noah's Ark Nanny; send resume,
photo, short bio to gnv@nanoneone.com
11-6-09-10-14

NANNY for 1.5 children ages 1 & 2.5
20 hrs/wk; 4hrs/day, variable am/pm
Noah's Ark Nanny: resume, photo,
class sched, bio to gnv@nanoneone.com
11-6-09-10-14

DAILY AFTER SCHOOL COACH NEEDED
M-F -for teenage boy with autism and learning
disabilities. Reliable transportation required.
Please e-mail resume/inquiry to smasgville@
gmail.com. 10-30-09-5-14


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.
Greathouse Equestrian Ctr. 12-9-75-15


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 1-7-09-
120-15

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

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

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

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


Want to make a connection?
Place your ad here to look for someone to
share a common interest with or for your true
love


IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR
ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT?
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL
ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD
HERE AND GET IT NOTICED!


WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET
Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301
15 min from Gainesville 468-2255
12-9-09-99-21


SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTS
Open To Public We-Fr-Sa-Su, Noon-Dusk
Skeet Trap Olympic Trap -5 Stand
gatorskeetandtrap.com 352-372-1044
12-9-09-75-21


Rocky Creek Paintball
In Gainesville Better Prices
Better Fields Better Call 371-2092
12-9-09-99-21

OO*BAHAMAS SPRING BREAK*OO
Complete 5-Day packages from $189.
All packages include round-trip cruise and
hotel. www.BahamaSun.com 800-867-5018
FL Seller of Travel Reg No 35585
3-1-09-85-21


Coolest Homepage On The Internet- Free!
Videos, Games, News, Social Networking
Gateway- Free, REALLY! Cash Back Online
Shopping.
http://ppl.blastoffnetwork.com/Florida
10-30-6-21


HIV ANTIBODY TESTING Buying FL vs GA Tx
Alachua County Health Dept. Call B yin L
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee) Top $$ Paid- Local Pick-up. 1-877-596-1234
10-30-09-21-22


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
Free, confidential advising
For appt., call 352-367-2716
A Woman's Answer Medical Center 12-8-
38-16


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


*Family Chiropractic*
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
373-7070
12-9-74-18

SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES

University Opticians
300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480
12-9-09-75-18


TICKET FOR ALL
FLORIDA FOOTBALL GAMES GO TO
WWW.DISCOUNTTICKETONLINESTORE.
COM 10-27-09-7-22


GMG TRANSPORT
FREE WiFi on buses New Departures
Thur 1 & 4:30 / Fri 1 & 4:30
Ret Sun 2 & 4 pm Mon 2 pm -Also
Reverse trips Credit card payments, no xtra
charge pay by phone or online- $35 O/W
- $45 R/T www.gmgtrans.com 352-215-8196
12-9-74-23


Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your room-
mate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or
pet products here in the Pets section of the
Alligator.


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.











Sports
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2009


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Tebow turning ball over at uncharacteristically high rate

0 THE QUARTERBACK HAS
MATCHED HIS INTERCEPTION
TOTAL FROM LAST YEAR.

By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Staff Writer
kmaistri@aIIigator org

Tim Tebow is setting personal
highs in multiple statistical catego- 1
ries this season unfortunately,
they're not the categories he would
hope.
Florida's senior quarterback has
thrown four interceptions and lost
four fumbles through his first seven
games, putting him in unexplored
territory.
Until this year, Tebow had nev-
er turned the ball over more than
six times in a full season (2007,
2008) and he had never lost more
than three fumbles in a full season
(2006).
Making matters worse, the for-
mer Heisman Trophy winner lost
fumbles in the red zone against
Tennessee and Arkansas and com-
mitted his third red-zone turnover
this weekend against Mississippi
State when cornerback Johnthan
Banks returned an interception 100
yards for a touchdown. Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
"It's kind of new and it is frus- Quarterback Tim Tebow watches as Tennessee defensive back Dennis Rogan recovers his fumble near the goal line during UF's 23-13 win
SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 15 against Tennessee in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Sept. 19. Tebow has already set a career high for fumbles lost in a season (four).


UF MEN'S BASKETBALL

Parsons ready for new


season without Calathes


By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@alllgator org

Chandler Parsons has traded in his buzz
cut for a mop top a new look for a player
looking for a fresh start.
The 6-foot-9 swingman will take the
floor for Florida this year without longtime
friend and teammate Nick Calathes for the
first time since high school.
Between the seemingly endless on-
slaught of questions during the team's me-
dia day about his haircut or apparent
lack thereof and his former roommate,
Parsons noted that losing Calathes and
adding some extra hair won't change his
personality or performance on the court.


"I'm not going to do anything different.
I'm not going to force any shots or say I'm
going to go out there and get 30 a game just
because he's gone now," Parsons said. "I've
just got to stay confident,
and with or without Nick,
I'm going to continue to
play my game."
Parsons showed occa-
sional flashes of brilliance
last season, particularly
at Vanderbilt on Jan. 25,
when he scored 27 points
on 7-of-8 shooting from 3-point range and
led the team with eight rebounds.
But his up-and-down play throughout
his first two years has been cause for con-
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 15


Gators offense just like soccer


Do you like soccer?
(If so, keep reading. If you
hate soccer like I used to,
avert your eyes because I'm about to
make a comparison that will border
on blasphemy.)
Do you appreciate all the little
things that go into a goal-scoring op-
portunity, even if it ends in failure?
Does a long possession of build-
up capped off by an inexplicable
miss in front of the goal still leave
you with hope and confidence?
If you answered yes to all three,
you will absolutely adore the UF
football team's offense.
It might have been the cowbells
ringing in my ears that evoked the


feel of a third-
world soccer
atmosphere. Or
maybe it was
because I was
Mike McCall keeping tabs on
McCall-in' It a soccer match
Like I See It via an Internet
mmccall@alligatororg feed, but dur-
ing Florida's
29-19 win
against Mississippi State, it hit me.
Watching the Gators is like
watching soccer.
In both soccer and football, it can
be really tough to move from one
end of the field to the other. Lots of
SEE MCCALL, PAGE 15


I would like to apologize for any mistakes made in today's edition of the Al- *Kyle Maistri and Mike McCall join Previous question: Percent (Votes)
ligator sports section. Phil Kegler, our sports editor, was out sick and I was busy host Adam Berry to recap the Mis- How many future Three 30% (44)
reuniting Al Horford and Joakim Noah in my fantasy draft.... The SEC reprimand- sissippi State game and evaluate games will UF's de- Two 29% (42)
ed Lane Kiffin for saying Terrence Cody should've been flagged for excessive what's wrong with Tim Tebow. Check fense hold opponents One 15% (22)
Four 13% (18)
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14, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2009


HSAN WAT


A Kellen Moore (18 pts) 171.27 passer rating,
11,627 yds, 67.7 completion percentage, 21 TD, 2 INT, -15
rushing yds, -0.9 yds per carry
- Moore completed his steady ascent to
the top of the alligatorSports Heisman
Watch mountain. The sophomore threw
for five touchdowns in Boise State's
54-9 rout of Hawaii this weekend and
now leads the nation in passer rating and passing
touchdowns. The Broncos are still undefeated, and
Moore has certainly been a huge reason why.


V Jimmy Clausen (13)
3 161.3 passer rating, 2,050 yds, 65.2
completion percentage, 16 TD, 2 INT,
-48 rushing yds, -1.3 ypc, TD
SNotre Dame seems
to play every game
down to the wire, and
this week's 20-16 win
against Boston College
was no different, as Clausen threw
for 246 yards and two scores to lift
the Fighting Irish past the Eagles.
The junior ranks in the top 12 in the
nation in yards, yards per attempt,
touchdowns and passer rating.
Three of our five panelists had him
above Moore on their ballots, but it
still wasn't enough to move Clausen
into first Dlace.


Kellen Moore
Boise S.
Jacquizz Rodgers
Oregon St.
Case Keenum
Houston
Dion Lewis
Pittsburgh
Jerry Hughes
flu


Mark Ingram
Albomoa
Jimmy Clausen
Notre Dome
Dion Lewis
Pittsburgh
Jacquizz Rodgers
Oregon St.
Kellen Moore
Boise St.


V Mark Ingram (16) 1,004 rushing yds, 6.6 ypc,
2 8 TD, 19 receptions, 186 receiving yds, 3 TD
SAlabama narrowly escaped with a 12-
10 win over Tennessee on Saturday,
and Ingram had one of his worst games
in recent memory. He rushed for 99
yards on 18 carries and failed to catch
a pass for the first time all season. It also marked
the first time this season Ingram didn't find the end
zone. Still, the sophomore's numbers and 'Bama's
undefeated record are good enough to land him
just two points out of first place.


4 i Jacquizz Rodgers
4 (8) 810 rushing yds, 5.5 ypc, 14
TD, 42 receptions, 279 receiving
yds, TD
"Quizz" got off to
a slow start against
USC, but turned it
on in the second half
of Oregon State's
42-36 road loss. He finished with
113 rushing yards and scored a
touchdown on the ground and in
the air but couldn't lift his team
to victory. The Beavers are now
4-3, and if they don't start to
win, Rodgers could find himself
slipping off of our list.


A Noel Devine (6) 912
5 rushing yds, 6.7 ypc, 10 TD, 13 recep-
tions, 105 receiving yds, TD
Devine's 56-yard
scamper late in the
fourth quarter gave
West Virginia the
push it needed to get
past UConn in a hard-fought 28-
24 win. The junior finished with
178 rushing yards, his second
largest output of the season. The
Mountaineers are 6-1 and moving
up the polls, which is doing
nothing but helping Devine's
Heisman chances.


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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 15


Meyer: Tebow playing as hard as ever but not at highest level


FOOTBALL, from page 13

treating Tebow said. "I'm not going to lie
to you and say it's not frustrating because
obviously we want to score [touchdowns]
every time we get in the red zone, and the
turnovers are frustrating, just things that
we're not used to doing.
"It could possibly be a good thing be-
cause that could give us a little bit of edge
of, 'Hey, we haven't arrived and we've still
got a lot of work to do.' That's something
to really motivate us because that's not us,
that's not the way we've always played


and it's just frustrating."
Banks later took another interception
back for a touchdown in the fourth quar-
ter, this time for 21 yards.
Prior to Saturday's game, only Tennes-
see safety Eric Berry had ever returned a
pass thrown by Tebow for a touchdown -
Banks topped that in one game.
Regardless of his NFL prospects or his
tendency to tuck the ball and run when the
pocket starts to collapse, one thing that has
never been a knock on Tebow is ball secu-
rity. The lefty threw just 11 interceptions
in his first three years.
Fumbles lost can often be a deceiving


stat, as recovery is largely dependent on
circumstance and luck, but Tebow is put-
ting it on the ground at a faster pace than
ever before.
He has been "unlucky"
/^^: this season, as the opposition
has recovered all four of his
fumbles, but the only season
Football in which he put the ball on
the ground more than four
times was 2008, when he lost two of his
five fumbles.
"Tim Tebow is not playing at his highest
level," Meyer said. "He's playing as hard
as he ever can. But it's a multitude of stuff.


We've got to do a better job of getting him
in successful positions, and everybody else
has to pick up their level of play."
The defense has certainly done that this
season, holding four of UF's seven oppo-
nents without an offensive touchdown,
but the turnovers have made its job more
difficult, often setting up opposing teams
with momentum or a shorter field.
Two weeks ago, the Razorbacks scored
one of their two touchdowns after they
recovered a Tebow fumble on the Gators'
31-yard line, and the Volunteers scored 10
of their 13 points off turnovers by Tebow
in Week 3.


6-foot-9 junior comfortable with possible time in backcourt if necessary


HOOPS, from page 13

cern, ultimately leading to him
losing his starting spot to guard
Erving Walker in the postseason.
"Hopefully this year I can be a
more consistent shooter because I
haven't been happy with the way
I've been shooting the last two


years, obviously," he said.
Parsons finished his sopho-
more season fourth on the team
in scoring (9.2 points per game)
while shooting 46 percent from
the field, 30.1 percent from be-
yond the arc and an abysmal 55.7
percent from the free throw line.
At one point last year, Par-


sons' struggles at the line cost the
Gators a win.
Up 69-68 at South Carolina
with 2 seconds left, the then-
sophomore clanged the front end
of a one-and-one off the front of
the rim, allowing the Gamecocks
to heave the ball down the court
for the game-winning layup.


During individual workouts
with UF coach Billy Donovan,
Parsons devoted a lot of time to
fixing his shot.
"He'll put the tape on me, and
he'll feel like sometimes I fade
away, sometimes I'll release it on
the bottom of my shot," Parsons
said. "Little things like that I can


UF forward Chandler Parsons has worked hard to improve his shooting in the offseason. The junior averaged 9.2 points per game while
shooting 30.1 percent from 3-point range and 55.7 from the free throw line last year.


correct."
Parsons added that he has
been shooting well this summer,
and he's eager to see if the offsea-
son training pays off in a game
situation.
In his junior season, Parsons
might have to take on more re-
sponsibilities in the backcourt.
Donovan said Parsons or forward
Dan Werner could potentially
even move to the point guard
spot to make up for the lack of
depth at the position.

"Hopefully this year I can
be a more consistent
shooter because I haven't
been happy with the way
I've been shooting the last
two years, obviously."
Chandler Parsons
UF junior forward


"With Werner and Parsons -
because of their size and their
ability to pass the ball and handle
it pretty well that at least gives
me some semblance of comfort
that we can slide one of those
guys back there," Donovan said.
"That's not ideal for us, but it can
hopefully help at least eliminate a
potential problem."
Fortunately, Parsons isn't en-
tirely unfamiliar with the posi-
tion Calathes played for UF the
last two years.
"When I was younger, before
I hit my spurt, I played point
guard. I don't have trouble han-
dling the ball," Parsons said. "In
pressure situations, I'd love to be
back there. I'd love to play the
point."


MCCALL, from page 13

things have to go right for a team to march down the field
and get a chance to score, and, especially in soccer, it's
still very difficult to convert those chances into something
tangible.
The closest way to compare this to football is to look
at how teams perform in the red zone. Points are easier to
come by in football UF is the nation's No. 76 red zone
team but has still scored on 80 percent of its red-zone trips
- and it gets more interesting without field goals in the
equation.
Look at the Gators' stats when it comes to touchdowns
in the red zone, and they're operating at a rate closer to a
good soccer team than a good football team.


In five Southeastern Conference games, they've scored
seven TDs on 25 red-zone trips (28 percent).
Arsenal, which leads the English Premier League in
scoring, has notched six goals in a match twice. In those
two net-busting performances, it converted 33 percent
and 25 percent of its shots into goals.
Florida's percentage is great for soccer, bad for foot-
ball.
On six red-zone drives Saturday, UF managed just one
touchdown, a total the Bulldogs matched thanks to John-
than Banks' 100-yard interception return.
These red-zone troubles are making a pretty good of-
fense look like garbage.
The Gators are in the NCAA's top 10 for rushing, total
and scoring offense, and if they could translate all those
yards and scoring opportunities into touchdowns, they'd


be blowing teams away.
In the first half Saturday, they almost doubled MSU's
time of possession and racked up more than three times as
many yards, yet they only led 13-10.
That's unacceptable, and if the trend continues, it could
easily lead to losses.
It's frustrating to see the offense steadily move across
the field and then look totally lost when it's TD time -
like UF is playing fitbol when it should be playing foot-
ball.
The Gators are blessed with a defense that equates to a
brick-wall keeper who can also score goals, but they can't
keep missing chances in front of the net.
If they turn that around, their chances of reaching the
national championship game in the Rose Bowl the site
of the 1994 World Cup Final- will be as bright as ever.





16, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2009


Butler putting more responsibility on seniors' shoulders


Redshirt senior guard Susan Yenser had wrist bands designed for Florida's senior class with each of the
players'jersey numbers on one side and "Fab Five" on the other.


* THE FIVE VETERANS MEET
WITH HER WEEKLY.

By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Writer
etorrens@alligator org
Being a senior for Florida coach
Amanda Butler was already a pres-
sure-filled situation.
But now, Butler and the coaching
staff, who are entering their third
season together, know this group of
veterans best, and Butler has used
that familiarity to put more respon-
sibility than ever on her seniors to
lead by example.
"I put a lot of pressure on the se-
niors because it is their last chance,
and it should mean more to them in
a different way than it can to any-
one else that's on the team," Butler
said.
The seniors meet weekly to dis-
cuss the status of the team, and But-
ler meets with them every couple of
weeks as a routine check-up on the
state of the team.
It just further demonstrates the
intensified level of communication
being built between the eldest play-
ers and the coaching staff.
Redshirt senior Susan Yenser
loved leaving those meetings with
Butler with a renewed sense of
structure and heightened passion.
"You seriously can't walk out of
a meeting with Butler just ho-hum,"
Yenser said.
Yenser is one of five seniors tak-


ing on the responsibility of bring-
ing the team together. She designed
and ordered wrist bands containing
each of the seniors' numbers on one
side and "Fab Five" on the other.
As a senior, Sharielle Smith said,
one of the biggest things for her has
been to make sure the freshmen
know how things go. Freshman
Lily Svete has definitely noticed,
and appreciated, the seniors telling
her and her fellow freshmen where
to go during certain drills in which
they may be confused or lost.
"You have to put people in
place," Steffi Sorensen said. "You
got to be a good senior and let peo-
ple know what they're doing wrong
- you don't necessarily have to yell
at them or get in their face."
Minimizing the learning dis-
crepancy between the older and
younger players is a huge focus in
these early stages of the season, and
seniors are expected to be vocal in
order to establish that cohesion ear-
lier rather than later.
"If you don't have the first play-
er and the 14th player on the same
page, then you're not really pro-
gressing," Yenser said.
The pressure to progress quickly
is met with a greater urgency by the
team's veteran leaders, who don't
have as much time left with the
program.
"You come home every single
day wondering what you did to get
better that day, because you can't
get that day back," Yenser said.
"It's the last go around."


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