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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2009
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UF student Victoria Reynolds receives a nasal spray vaccine for H1N1 during a mass vaccination of about 700
students Wednesday at the UF Student Health Care Center.
Dancers prep for marathon
By CAROLYN TILLO
The music of Michael Jackson and Beyonce
mingled with the chimes from Century Tower's
bells as about 45 participants from Dance Mara-
thon at UF lined up and danced on Turlington
Plaza Wednesday afternoon.
Members of student and Greek organizations
completed 10-minute performances between
classes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The dances were
part of the marathon's Dancer Week activities,
which help Dance Marathon at UF participants
show their spirit and raise awareness for the
Children's Miracle Network.
Money from Dance Marathon at UF, a 26.2-
hour event, goes to the Children's Miracle Net-
work at Shands UF to help sick children and
their families. The marathon will take place on
April 10 and 11.
But Kristen Gillis, the overall morale director
for Dance Marathon, said the dances are meant
to remind people of the children who continue
to suffer year-round.
"We can have one event once a year and then
focus on it, but Children's Miracle Network de-
mands 365 days of awareness," Gillis said.
Angela Daly, a Dance Marathon morale cap-
tain, joined Gillis during a dance at 12:35 p.m.
She said the Turlington Plaza dances represented
an opportunity for members of Dance Marathon
teams to earn spirit points that could help them
win awards at the marathon.
"You're doing something beyond
yourself. You realize what a good
cause it is."
Dance Marathon morale captain
Daly said participants are required to stand
for the entire 26.2 hours to help them understand
the pain suffered by the sick children and their
Participating in last year's event helped her
to realize the impact the marathon has on these
families, she said.
"You're doing something beyond yourself,"
Daly said. "You realize what a good cause it is."
Last year, Dance Marathon at UF had more
than 1,500 participants and raised about $413,000,
* ABOUT 100 STUDENTS WITH APPOINTMENTS
DID NOT SHOW UP WEDNESDAY.
UF's first mass swine flu vaccination went off without a ma-
jor hitch on Wednesday, with about 700 students showing up
to receive their doses. The other 100 or so students who made
appointments did not show up, said Kat Lindsey, marketing
coordinator for the Student Health Care Center. The center has
not decided what to do with the extra doses, but director Phil-
lip Barkley said UF could have another vaccination
Student day or maybe hold on to the extras until the next
Life shipment arrives.
Students who kept their appointments reported
no issues with lines and said the entire process took a few min-
utes at most.
"I just thought it was pretty sweet," second-year UF psychol-
ogy student Ari Osteen said.
"You just sniff some drugs, and you're good," Osteen joked.
He said he appreciated how efficient the process was and that
the vaccine was free. He also praised the free plastic back mas-
sagers and lollipops doled out by the staff.
The University of Central Florida joined UF this week in ad-
ministering the vaccine to students. UCF received about 1,500
doses for students and employees, with about 300 doses given
out so far, according to spokesman Chad Binette.
Applicants up from '08
By TATIANA QUIROGA
Alligator Contributing Writer
Fraternal twins Erin and Martin
Lencki hope to join their two older
siblings at UF next year.
The two 17-year-old Jupiter
High School seniors are among a
pool of 25,098 freshman applicants
this year who applied by Sunday's
deadline despite a diminishing ad-
Students can still apply until
March 1 but will be considered on
a space-available basis, UF spokes-
man Steve Orlando said.
As of Tuesday, 25,190 people ap-
plied, about 1,300 more than at the
same point last year.
Orlando said the football and
basketball national championships
in recent years may have contrib-
uted to UF's increase in popularity.
"We don't know the bottom line,
but it could be a factor," he said.
With in-state tuition now $4,300
a year while the national average for
public universities looms at about
$7,000, the price might also attract
The Bright Fu-
program and the
short distance to
made UF an ap-
pealing option for
Orlando "More and
more people are
realizing that an education at UF is
a stunning value," Orlando said.
Though UF's applicant pool con-
tinues to rise, the number of stu-
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Man banned for threatening to throw hot coffee on computer users
(right) has decided
not to play against
Vanderbilt at all in
order to avoid being
a distraction to his
team. Spikes was
ed for the first half.
See Story, Page 24.
A local man was banned from all UF
libraries Tuesday after Library West em-
ployees told University Police officers
he threatened to throw his hot coffee on
anyone using his favorite computer.
Officers found Roman Schulz, 60, sit-
ting at a computer near the circulation
desk on the ground floor of the Marston
Science Library, according to the report.
Library West employees told police
Schulz had a preferred row of computers
and would pester and threaten others if
those computers were occupied.
Schulz admitted he was frustrated
with students cutting in front of him
to use his favorite computer at Library
West, but he stated that the coffee com-
ment was not directed at anyone.
Schulz is banned from UF libraries for
at least three years, unless he appeals the
warning to UPD's director and chief.
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Heroic Monumentalism: The
State and Its Architecture in the
Today, 6 p.m.
Ham Museum of Art Auditorium
This talk by Dietmar Schirmer for
Museum Nights answers the ques-
tion, "Is there a fascist architecture
or has it only to do with mass soci-
ety and culture?"
History and Practice of Ottoman
Miniature Painting and
Today, 7:30 p.m.
Ham Museum of Art Auditorium
Come to this talk by Sermin Ciddi
to learn about ancestral painting
styles in Turkey today at Museum
Kaleidoscope Month presents
AASU's Got Talent
Today, 6:30 p.m.
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom
Watch and see the many diverse
talents of Asian-American Student
Union members There will be
an array of solo and group acts.
Also, come watch Lydia Paek,
of Boxcutterz, and Victor Kim,
of Quest Crew, from Season 3 of
"America's Best Dance Crew".
African Student Union Pageant
Today, 7 to 10 p.m.
Reitz Union Rion Ballroom
There will be lots of free food so
don't miss out. Penny voting for
each contestant will end today.
Student Investment Club meet-
Today, 7 p.m.
McCarty C 100
The group presents Dr. David
Denslow. He will talk about the
Fed, the future of the dollar and its
implications for investing and the
state of our economy.
Alpha Zeta Fundraiser
Today, 8 to 9 p.m.
TCBY on 34th and Archer
Come to TCBY tonight and support
Alpha Zeta, a coed honors frater-
nity in the College of Agricultural
and Life Sciences.
Shabbat at Hillel
Friday, 7 p.m.
Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
2020 W University Ave.
Rabbi Aaron Alexander, a UF
alumnus and associate dean of the
Ziegler School at American Jewish
University, will join students for
services and dinner, followed by
a discussion of the Jewish soul.
Services will continue on Saturday
morning, followed by lunch and
Alexander's discussion of the
Jewish concepts of heaven and
Graduate Christian Fellowship
Sunday, 1:30 p.m.
Graduate Christian Fellowship
invites all graduate and profes-
sional school students to a fall pic-
nic at Lake Wauburg. Burgers
and chicken will be provided;
please bring a dish to pass. See
our Facebook group, GCF at
University of Florida, for more
Gator Society for Human
Monday, 6 to 8 p.m.
Career Resource Center Library
GatorSHRM is a new student or-
ganization for human resources
offering networking, leadership,
volunteer and resume-building
opportunities. Students from all
majors are encouraged to attend
the information session. Free
refreshments provided. Please
RSVP at GatorSHRM@gmail.
com. Learn more about HR at
Team Save Something Cute
Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m.
The group is raising money for
the Humane Society and would
really appreciate any participa-
tion. There will also be a cook-
book fundraiser, which can be
found at tropicaleats.com.
IDEAL Fall Open House
Nov. 12, 7 to 9 p.m.
Do you have what it takes tobe an
official ambassador for the Reitz
Union and Center for Student
Activities and Involvement?
Come to the IDEAL Fall Open
House in the Arredondo Room
and meet members who love
helping students on campus
find where they belong in in-
volvement. Become a part of the
IDEAL family and become an in-
volved leader on campus. Make
sure to be there for the presenta-
tion at 8 p.m.
Hindu Cultural Society Diwali
Nov. 13, 7 to 11 p.m.
India Cultural and Education
Showcasing Indian dances such
as Raas, Bollywood, and Bhangra.
Entry fee is $3 for all UF students.
Also selling Indian food, dandiya
sticks, diyas and T-shirts. A por-
tion of the proceeds goes to the
Kamataka flood victims in India.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2009 u ALLIGATOR, 3
Locals react to vote
against gay marriage
* MAINE WOULD HAVE
BEEN SIXTH STATE TO
By JARED MISNER
Ricky Carter almost cried when
he heard the news early Wednes-
day morning his fight for equal-
ity just got tougher.
A blow was dealt to Carter, UF
Pride Student Union's promotions
director, and the LGBT commu-
nity Tuesday when Maine voters
approved a referendum that de-
fined marriage as a union between
a man and a woman.
With 87 percent of precincts re-
porting, 53 percent of Maine voters
approved the measure to repeal
same-sex marriage in what would
have been the sixth state to legalize
such unions. So far, supporters of
same-sex marriage have lost every
battle when put to the test at the
"There's a lot of broken hearts
and painfully affected people who
did not expect that could ever hap-
pen," said Mark Sullivan, spokes-
man for No on 1, Protect Maine
Reactions to the same-sex mar-
riage defeat resonated in the same
way among many in Gainesville,
more than 1,300 miles away.
"It sounds stupid, but I almost
cried because we just have so few
things going on for us," Carter
He compared the struggles of
the gay rights movement to the civ-
il rights movement of the 1960s.
Other Gainesville residents re-
acted differently to the news.
National believing Chris-
News tian would never
change their be-
lief that marriage
is ordained by God to be between
a man and a woman and no other
way," said Steve Michaels, campus
minister with Chi Alpha.
Michaels also expressed per-
sonal concern that despite the
rejection of same-sex marriage in
Maine Wednesday, such unions
might eventually be legally rec-
ognized, a move that he said goes
against God's Word.
For more local reactions to Maine
voters' decision, including Pride
Community Center co-President
Terry fi I. ; and UF C.li, I
Republicans chairman Bryan C, i i;,t
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4, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2009
Lake City woman collects post-Halloween pumpkins
By HOLLY FRISOSKY
Alligator Contributing Writer
A barefoot, gray-pigtailed wom-
an marks her home with an orange
cone on a country road. But that's
not all that is orange on her prop-
Pamela Faith, 60, an artist and
resident of Lake City, has collected
rotten pumpkins for her 130-acre
property for about a decade.
"I've collected a good 1,000
pumpkins this year," she said.
"They cover about an acre of
She took three trips on Saturday
with a 2-ton dump truck to pick up
the last batch.
"It gets pretty orange around
here about this time of year," she
said. "I hate to admit it's not my
most favorite color, but you would
never know it."
Faith uses the pumpkins for
a few reasons. The chickens that
roam her yard like to eat them, as
do opossums, raccoons and foxes,
and she puts them right inside the
Faith's family even eats them.
"I make bread, soup, cookies,
cake and muffins with the pump-
kins," she said. "Pretty much any-
thing you can make with apples,
you can make with pumpkins, and
I certainly do."
"It's important to me to
live my life as close to the
Earth as I can."
Some pumpkins are put under-
neath plant beds and decorate her
yard. She said they are great mulch
and compost material.
But Faith said she enjoys deco-
rating with them before they rot
"I love to decorate andjust play,"
she said, sitting at her kitchen table,
which is covered with pumpkins.
Faith grew up during the hip-
pie era, when she said people cared
more about the Earth and the envi-
ronment. The mentality has stuck
"It's important to me to live my
life as close to the Earth as I can,"
The pumpkins do omit a putrid
odor, but it's worth it.
"I don't mind getting stinky if it
lets me reuse something," she said.
Phillip Faith, 53, said while en-
joying a dinner of baked pumpkin
that he thinks his wife's pumpkin
collecting is a bit extreme.
There was a time when he
worried about their car's tires be-
cause she loaded it with so many
pumpkins that it was barely off the
However, he does think it adds
a little something extra to their
Anne Gay, who works at the
First United Methodist Church's
pumpkin patch, said that she is
grateful that Faith picks up all of
"I'm a person (who) believes in
not wasting anything ," Gay said.
"It's just wonderful to me that she
can do this."
And Pamela Faith is happy, too.
"The art of my life is decorat-
ing, cooking, gardening," she said.
"Pumpkins let me do it all."
To see photos of Pamela Faith's
pumpkins, visit ;lig.;r, .org.
Increase in number of applicants credited in part to sports championships
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dents accepted has been steadily declining.
Two years ago, the target population for
the incoming freshman class was 6,600.
Last year it was 6,400 and this year, it's
6,200, Orlando said.
A year and a half ago, UF set a goal to
cut undergraduate enrollment over the next
four years by 4,000, he said, partially in re-
sponse to a $150 million decrease in the
state-funded portion of UF's budget.
"We had to make choices. We had to re-
duce the number of students we're accept-
ing so we don't reduce the
U F quality of the education,"
Academics he said.
also might help lower the student-faculty
ratio, which is 20 to 1 at UF, he said.
Roughly 10,000 people will be admitted
"I'm kind of iffy about it," Martin Lencki
said, adding that UCF is his second choice.
"I know my grades aren't the best, but I
think overall it will be OK."
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 5
TOMS creator discusses mission
Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS Shoes, speaks at the Phillips
Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday night.
* HE SPOKE TO ABOUT
By CAROLYN TILLO
Blake Mycoskie went to Ar-
gentina to play polo, take tango
lessons and sip red wine.
He didn't expect to come up
with the idea for a company that
would change his life.
Mycoskie, the founder of
TOMS Shoes, which gives a pair
of shoes to a child in need for
every pair it sells, told his story
and offered advice about start-
ing businesses to an audience
of about 1,000 at the Phillips
Center for the Performing Arts
Mycoskie said he came up
with his idea after tagging along
with a group of volunteers do-
ing a shoe drive in Argentina.
He watched the volunteers
get onto their hands and knees
and place used shoes collected
from wealthy families onto the
feet of poor Argentinian chil-
"I remember just feeling so
touched by the passion and the
compassion they had for these
kids," Mycoskie said.
But Mycoskie realized that
charity alone would not be able
to fund new shoes for these chil-
He said relying on business
would offer a better long-term
He eventually returned to Ar-
gentina and spent three weeks
with a friend making 250 pairs
of the original TOMS Shoes.
Mycoskie said TOMS is short
for tomorrow, representing the
company's idea of selling a pair
of shoes today in order to give a
pair away tomorrow.
"I remember just feeling
so touched by the passion
and the compassion they
had for these kids."
Founder of TOMS Shoes
Coverage in the LA Times,
Vogue, People and TIME helped
boost the profile of TOMS, which
began with Mycoskie and three
interns in his apartment and
now has factories in Argentina,
China and Ethiopia.
Mycoskie said the company
hands out shoes in about 13
countries to children who need
them for school or have foot dis-
Mycoskie said his experience
with TOMS has shown him the
power an idea can have.
He told the audience about
the benefits of having a business
model focusing on giving back
rather than making a profit.
Mycoskie saw a woman
wearing a pair of TOMS at JFK
International Airport in New
York. When he asked her about
the shoes, she started telling him
the company's story, not realiz-
ing he was its founder.
"Literally she was telling me
my life story word for word,"
He said seeing the passion in
this one customer showed him
that his company did not need
advertising in order to spread
its message and could instead
rely on its customers as its main
Mycoskie also said that hav-
ing a service-oriented business
attracts dedicated, experienced
employees looking for jobs.
TOMS offers an experience
that employees can get passion-
ate about and feel as a cause or a
mission, he said.
Mycoskie told students in the
audience that companies look
for employees who have a pas-
sion for volunteering and ser-
His company's philanthropic
mission has also helped to at-
tract business partners, includ-
ing Ralph Lauren.
6, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2009
Gay rights activists should
look to federal government
The most notable result of Tuesday's election was not the
Republican wins in New Jersey or Virginia, but the con-
tinued push in voter initiatives rejecting same-sex mar-
Voters in Maine passed a referendum defining marriage as a
union between a man and a woman, similar to Florida's Propo-
sition 2, which passed last fall. This makes Maine the 31st state
to reject same-sex marriage by voter referendum, according to
the New York Times.
While the margin of victory was significantly smaller in
Maine than in Florida (53 percent in favor, compared to Florida's
62 percent), the fact that any state in the liberal bastion of New
England would pass a measure like this is surprising to some,
and sends a message to gay rights advocates nationwide.
The National Organization for Marriage, a Christian conser-
vative group that successfully campaigned against same-sex
marriage in Maine and elsewhere, argues that the message sent
to activists is: "Americans are not on board with this gay mar-
By overturning a law passed by the Maine Legislature, which
granted same-sex couples the right to wed, conservative groups
hope that the referendum will serve as a warning to politicians
pushing for similar laws in other states.
While it is not difficult to draw a narrow conclusion like this
from such disappointing election results, we believe the mes-
sage sent to gay rights advocates is slightly different: It's time to
escalate your campaign.
In classic tyranny-of-the-majority style, states, one by one,
are restricting the rights of their citizens. Because a slight major-
ity of voters in Maine rejects the idea of same-sex marriage, this
means that gay people in Maine should not be granted the same
rights as others?
Parallels are inevitably drawn between the same-sex mar-
riage debate and the struggle for civil rights of decades past. It
is hard to imagine success for that movement in a state-by-state
effort to secure equal rights.
Some states might still have Jim Crow laws on the books
without federal civil rights legislation. Interracial marriage
might still be illegal in parts of the country, were it not for a
1967 Supreme Court decision granting all citizens the right to
marry (except those seeking same-sex marriages).
Gay rights advocates must look higher than state legislatures
and state supreme courts. The only way to accomplish the goal
of full rights for same-sex couples is to demand action at the
The movement to legalize same-sex marriage has the money
behind it. In Maine, it raised $4 million, overshadowing the $2.5
million raised by the opposition, according to the Associated
They also claim many would-be friends in the federal gov-
ernment, if only these officials were pressed to act. Notable
among them is President Obama, who received overwhelming
support from the gay community in the 2008 elections.
Activists were upset with Obama's reluctance to weigh in on
the issue before Tuesday's referendum, also finding his lack of
action on the promise to end "don't ask, don't tell" troubling.
By allowing this inaction to go unchallenged, gay rights ad-
vocates may be giving up their best chance ever to secure fed-
eral legislation in support of their cause. If civil rights activists
had not kept up the pressure on President Johnson, the country
would likely be a very different place today.
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Somali pirates should be enlisted by the world to save
For years, Somalis have sworn that someone was dump-
ing hospital garbage, chemicals and toxic waste into the
Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean. This, as well as rampant
overfishing of the ungoverned Somali waters by huge com-
mercial boats from Europe and Asia, was the main impe-
tus behind the formation of a pirate renaissance in Africa.
The United Nations investigated these claims a few years
back and found a bunch of really sick people and radioac-
tive beaches, but nobody had any real proof until last
An Italian mobster dying of terminal cancer flipped in
September, admitting he personally sank at least 10 ships
filled with toxic waste in the waters between Italy and
Africa. Keep in mind: This is only one man in one crime
family. Euro authorities are in a mad scramble to clean up
what could be among the biggest man-made environmen-
tal disasters of modem times and sprint as fast as they can
from legitimate questions about the real cost of European
Mafia-run waste disposal is almost as cliched as smelly
Europeans sipping their iceless water and looking down on
gauche American tendencies, but to see that both concepts
are intrinsically linked gives new and ironic profundity to
the term Eurotrash. Of course nuclear power buttressed by
solar and wind generation is the answer, you fat Yankees
just give all your spent isotopes
to the Mob and fuhgeddaboutit.
Seen in this light, our pirate
friends come off as a ragtag navy
fighting to save the environment
from organized crime and indus-
Tommy Maple trial excess. I smell a Disney movie,
letters@allgator org preferably in CGI, with voice work
by top Hollywood talent. In fact, I
have already had my script for "Small-E: Open Seas-on"
optioned by DreamWorks, and Jamie Foxx is eyeing the
lead role of the gruff yet good-natured captain.
The much-maligned Somali pirates may hijack pass-
ing ships and generally upset Western corporate interests,
but like all scalawags worth their salt, the Somalis live by
a strict code of conduct. Fair to a fault, all ransom money is
shared evenly among the crew, and hostages are protected
to the nth degree. Sexual assault and theft are explicitly
forbidden, and their strict disciplinary structures make the
pirates among the most well-governed and accountable
military forces operating in Africa.
Because only a world governmental authority could
conceivably police all the oceans and everybody is scared
of a global government, let's just make these known crimi-
nals our ocean authorities and allay the fear of the un-
known. Fighting overfishing and waste dumping, the pi-
rates would be too busy to hijack cargo ships with their
expanded role as sea protectors. We need to act quickly on
this because the oceans are a precious and vital part of our
fragile world and I already started writing the script for
Tommy Maple is a graduate student in international com-
munications. His column appears on Thursdays.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 7
'Remember the 5th of November'
our hundred and four years ago today the
infamous Gunpowder Plot to blow up the
English Houses of Parliament was foiled,
and co-conspirator Guy Fawkes was conse-
quently executed. Though I do not condone
acts of violence, this event serves as an impor-
tant reminder for us all to stay vigilant in the
face of tyranny. During the pre-revolutionary
era in America, colonists celebrated Nov. 5 to
express their anger toward the authoritarian
government back in England, providing the
foundation for the American Revolution. To-
day it is celebrated to express opposition to
an increasingly belligerent government that
not only puts our liberties at risk but also un-
dermines the very principles this country was
Throughout the last century, it has been a
common practice for the federal government
to take power beyond the authority afforded
it by the U.S. Constitution. This usually occurs
during times of crisis and uncertainty when
politicians are more likely to gain public sup-
port. Such was the case during the Great De-
pression and shortly after Sept. 11. We are now
seeing the same grab for power in the wake of
the recent economic collapse. Unfortunately,
the American people are lulled into a sense
of indifference by the snake oil salesmen in
Washington who claim that these actions are
necessary for the "good of the country." I guess
Thomas Jefferson was right when he said, "The
natural progress of things is for liberty to yield
and government to gain ground."
But there is hope yet. Despite being in debt
more than $12 trillion with more than $59 tril-
lion in unfunded liabilities, Washington is
spending money more than ever, and people
are starting to notice. Americans are finally fed
up with politicians who continue to follow the
failedpolicies of interventionism and Keynesian
economics, realizing that government corporat-
ism is the real culprit in our economic troubles.
Americans are realizing that controlling the
markets through central
banking, currency ma-
subsidies and bailouts is
detrimental to the economy.
Opposition to the government's aggressive
foreign policy is greater now than ever before
because people are starting to see the futility
of maintaining an overseas empire in places
we shouldn't belong. Americans are starting
to believe in the Jeffersonian notions of peace,
commerce and friendship with all nations and
entangling alliances with none.
Apathy toward the two-party system is
starting to take hold as thousands of Ameri-
cans are leaving the Democratic and Repub-
lican parties. People are beginning to look for
candidates who promise to reduce the size of
government and support the basic principles
of freedom our Founding Fathers believed in.
The American people are re-evaluating the role
of government, noting that it does not exist to
take care of them but rather to protect their in-
dividual freedoms. They are rediscovering the
principles of classical liberalism that provided
the foundation for this country. Americans are
starting to understand that individuals, not a
collective society, are the ones who make their
own choices and determine their own fates.
I urge you all to support the cause of free-
dom. But for those of you who continue to sup-
port these detrimental government policies,
I will leave you with this quote from Samuel
Adams: "If ye love wealth greater than liberty,
the tranquility of servitude greater than the ani-
mating contest for freedom, go home from us
in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your
arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that
feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon
you; may your posterity forget that ye were our
Daniel Rood is a UF student and vice presi-
dent of Students for the Preservation of Freedom.
Letters to the Editor
Some Republicans 'condone rape'
In response to Wednesday's let-
ter to the editor written by James G.,
you failed to understand an important
point, James. I agree with you that
Paul's claim of racism in regard to Joe
Wilson's remarks is unfounded and
silly. I also agree that Paul's slander
of the Republican Party in reference to
ACORN was unjustified. But when it
comes to the issue of Republicans be-
ing rapists for not passing "some bill,"
you showed a complete lack of knowl-
edge about the subject.
Al Franken did propose a bill that
bans firms like Halliburton from doing
business with the government if they
retain contract stipulations that pre-
vent employees from suing the compa-
ny (even if raped by co-workers). The
only people who voted against the bill
were 30 Republicans. Their reason for
voting no was based on their misguid-
ed idea of what Congress' job is. There
is no debate for this issue, James.
If the Republicans who voted
against that bill aren't rapists, then
they most certainly condone rape. The
Republicans don't need Paul's smear
campaign. They've done a fine job
smearing themselves. So yes, James
- because Republicans didn't vote for
"some bill," they do support rape.
Santa Fe College student
Students should vote to bring
Weezer to UF
Alligator, let's get serious. First, I
complain about your lack of coverage
on Spikes' eye gouge like the trouble-
maker I am. Then, of course, you go
and provide me with coverage on
Spikes' eye gouge as if he's Buddy
Holly or something. Now, I'm faced
with news stories on relevant topics,
opinion columns that are audacious
yet thought-provoking, and yet I have
to ask myself one question: Where, Al-
ligator, is Weezer? The answer is trag-
ic. Right now, Florida State University
is winning a T-Mobile online voting
contest for a free Weezer concert. Say
it ain't so!
And what of UF? We're second -
not the best situation. Second in the na-
tion. All it would take is for a fraction
of the Student Body to do what's right.
Vote for Weezer to come to UF. It's not
my favorite band; I mean, I really, re-
ally hate them. Nevertheless, FSU can-
not win, because FSU is not a winning
school. And although Weezer has not
been a winning band for the last 10
years, it still doesn't deserve to suffer
the tragedy that is Tallahassee. So put
down your hash pipe and vote!
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thursday, november 5, 2009
one of the guitarists in
Lacuna Coil, spoke to the
Avenue about the new
album, "Shallow Life,"
and the band's evolving
music. Lacuna Coil will
play Friday at The
Venue during the Hard
Drive 2009 Tour. Tickets
are $17 in advance,
and the show begins at
7 p.m. All That Remains,
Maylene and the Sons
of Disaster, From Sword
to Sunrise and Taking
Dawn will also be
PG 9: A column about entertainers
showing American ideology and a
Q&A with the creator of PostSecret
PG 12: An interview with the creator
of a PETA cookbook and a column
SEX: The effects of hollering, page
MUSIC: An overview of the best
shows during The Fest 8, page 1 1
The Avenue interviews Bayside, who
will be performing for free at the
Reitz on Nov. 13 at 8 p.m.
As the weather is getting cooler, now
is the time to grab a coat and scarf
and head outdoors. Take a walk on
the Bolen Bluff trail in Paynes Prairie
or go for a bike ride on the Haw-
thorne trail. The weather is also per-
fect for a romantic picnic, complete
with a tablecloth and basket. Hurry
up before it gets too cold!
Lacuna Coil transforms gothic sound into mainstream
By NICOLE LA HOZ
avenue contributing writer
Lacuna Coil has never been a con-
Singers Cristina Scabbia and An-
drea Ferro have clean voices, yetjux-
tapose each other with hauntingSiren
vocals and grittier male intensity.
Marco Coti Zelati's thick bass, Cris-
tiano Mozzati's battering drums and
the potent guitars of Marco "Maus"
Biazzi and Cristiano Migliore mesh
instead of clash.
The Italian rock band Lacuna Coil
will play Friday at The Venue during
the Hard Drive 2009 Tour presented
by Rock 104 and Glory Days Pres-
ents!. Tickets are $17 in advance,
and the show begins at 7 p.m.
The band will be touring for the
next few months with All That Re-
mains, Maylene and the Sons of Di-
saster, From Sword to Sunrise and
Lacuna Coil is touring with its new
album, "Shallow Life," the fifth re-
lease from the band. It departed from
the gothic metal genre and made it
to No. 16 on the Billboard 200 Chart.
It's an honor that took the band "a
little while to realize," Migliore, one of
the guitarists, wrote in an e-mail.
"We're definitely proud. We love all
these new songs. We wrote in such a
relaxed way and there was no pres-
sure at anytime," he wrote.
Renowned producer Don Gilmore
ensured Lacuna Coil was comfortable
during recording for "Shallow Life."
He flew to Italy after receiving demo
tapes and discussed songs with the
members. Migliore said Gilmore never
pushed and took time to understand
the band's history.
"This music really represents)
what Lacuna Coil is today and we're
glad that people like it," Migliore
Even after trotting around the
globe, playing festivals from Germany
to Australia, Migliore had only positive
"It's just a matter of following
your heart and write stuff that
you really enjoy playing and
listening to. If that wasn't the
case, we wouldn't be doing this
"We never did a tour that we didn't
like being on. We always met great
people and tried to make the best out
of every situation."
"I Like It," the second single off of
"Shallow Life," epitomizes that am-
bience. In the music video, Scabbia
tries out as a singer for comical ste-
reotypes, ranging from grill-wearing
rappers to pyro-worshipping metal-
heads. As Scabbia and Ferro sing "I'm
free to be what I like, I'm celebrating
my life" in upliftingtones, tinges of an
Italian accent slip out and Zelati, Moz-
zati, Biazzi and Migliore accompany
them with revitalizing simplicity.
"The music always kinda gives
you a certain feeling... it's all a very
abstract thing, and it's also very per-
sonal. But we always try to make sure
they both (lyrics and music) work to-
Lacuna Coil does not believe in re-
peatingthe same musical formula in
every album, though. Since their self-
titled extended play in 1998 years
after meeting in a Milan metal pub -
Migliore said each release has been
"Shallow Life," with a grenade per-
fume bottle on the cover, delves into
the superficiality of today's world.
"When we started writing the
music for 'Shallow Life,' the whole
concept about today's superficial-
ity wasn't even there yet," Migliore
wrote. "Andrea and Cristina came up
with the idea at a later time and tried
to adapt the lyrics they wrote to the
music we wrote."
Members adapted to their chang-
ing influences, pairing eerie riffs with
refreshing and catchy rock on some
tracks and gothic beginnings with
mainstream vibes on others. Dark
undertones are present, and as the
album progresses, more harmonies,
cleaner vocals and tighter playing ap-
"We always try to go further, to go
beyond our limits and try new solu-
tions," Migliore wrote. "It's just a mat-
ter of following your heart and write
stuff that you really enjoy playing and
listening to. If that wasn't the case,
we wouldn't be doing this anymore."
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2009 *ALLIGATOR, 9
Kanye promotes change
By JON SILMAN
Maybe KanyeWest is a genius after all.
We are in the midst of a large ideological
shift in America. Where the Bush admin-
istration left a lingering sense of disgust
with the condition of American humanity
on the pages of history, our new ideals
are not opposite ones, but realistic ones.
We are realisticallygaugingour misdeeds
and trying to actively combat them.
Carl Jung called it the animus. In "Star
Wars," it's called the dark side. Genesis
8:21 says "the imagination of man's
heart is evil from his youth." With Presi-
dent Obama winning the peace prize
(deservedly or not), it is evident that the
world is taking notice of our ideals once
again. America has done bad things.
We waged a war that was proven to be
based on false information. We let our
greed corrupt us to the point where our
economy exploded, and we have jeop-
ardized the future of our youth with
short-sighted decisions about the en-
vironment. Yes, we have given in to the
dark. But something is happening, and
it is clear that we can't turn back time to
make things right, but we can fight back.
The beauty of our culture is that it can
mirror our ideals, or nudge us in new
directions of action. There are some
current works by popular American en-
tertainers that illustrate our new ideol-
ogy more than any words ever could.
Kanye West, "We Were Once a
A short film by Spike Jonze
This film features West in a club acting
boorishly. He's the golden child, caught
in drunken wonder over the fact that his
song is playing through the club's speak-
ers. He bumbles around, annoys people
and has anonymous sex with a sexy fe-
male stranger. He ends up laid out on
a tile bathroom floor, spent. He vomits.
Flowers spew out of him. He finds a knife
and cuts himself open. He pulls a demon
puppet out of himself, and hands it a
mini knife that was attached to his bigger
one. The demon commits suicide. West
is America. Full of promise, but selfishly
squandering potential through bad deci-
sions. We want him to succeed, but how
many chances can we really give him?
He's fighting the dark, though. Are we?
Brand New, "Daisy"
Brand New is a rock band from Long Is-
land. Daisy" is a follow-up to "The Devil
and God are Raginglnside Me," a brilliant
album drenched in personal torment.
"Daisy" is darker, moodier and more
ominous. SingerJesse Lacey has tapped
into something so raw and pure and
he's screaming bullets at it. Lacey writes
songs that make gray clouds explode
with thunder storms and then drizzle. In
"Sink," he sings, "How darkly the dark
hand met his end. He was withered and
bony, exposed for a phony. But we heed
the last words that he penned. Haste to
disgrace the traitor. Do not wait til later."
Michael Moore "Capitalism: A Love
I do not profess to be a Moore fan.
I do not necessarily agree with his poli-
tics, but he does know how to make a
good movie. What he
really brings to light
is the culture of dis-
gusting greed that
has mutilated and
decimated our soci-
the rich get richer, the
poor get laid off. Our society was built
on the idea that we could work hard
and get somewhere. Not the idea that
we should refinance our houses and
buy shit. How much money do we re-
ally need? What happened to altruism?
That money isn't goingto fit in a suitcase
when you die. Michael Moore, in his own
special way, is fighting the darkness.
So you see, enough with giving in to self-
ish, dark desires because they seem
natural. Enough of accepting the dark
without question. Fight. I'm not talking
about religion, I'm not talking about spir-
ituality. I'm talking about responsibility.
A responsibility to get our shit together
and be the person we wish to see in the
world. A responsibility to change things.
Thanks, Kanye. You sure get the point
A with Frank Warren, creator of PostSecret
By JOE DELLOSA
avenue contributing writer
The Avenue speaks with Frank Warren, the
creator of PostSecret, about postcards, reli-
gion and his new compilation, "Confessions on
Life, Death, and God."
AVE: Why do you think PostSecret
resonates with so many people?
FW: I think some people want to read a
funny story or maybe find some voyeuristic
pleasure there's some titillation from a sex-
ual secret. But sometimes the postcards have
artwork that is really painstakingly created
or words that read like a poem; they've been
so carefully chosen to express a secret, and I
think for those people there's something much
more meaningful being expressed on the card.
I think sometimes people can recognize a
secret they might be hiding from themselves
articulated by a stranger on the postcard, and
you make a connection like that.
AVE: Do you think that there is
something about physically creating and
mailing the postcard that adds some-
thing to PostSecret that makes it more
meaningful for the people who are
sending the secrets?
FW: I've always been a bigfan of postcards
my whole life, and I think there's something
magical there about what they do. But I also
think the process, the ritual, of putting a secret
of yours on a postcard using the words to ex-
press it and writing it out is physically letting
go of that postcard in the mailbox to a stranger
who you'll never see, who will never judge you
once they read your secret. I think that process
may be cathartic, or maybe even therapeutic,
or help the person maybe on a longer journey
to deal with that secret in their life in a way
that's appropriate to them.
AVE: The latest PostSecret com-
pilation is called "Confessions on Life,
Death, and God." Looking through the
secrets in the book, there's certainly a
strong spiritual theme among the post-
cards in the book. Why did you choose
FW: Well, as the project has continued, the
secrets have, I think, become more philosophi-
cal or spiritual, so the new book has secrets
that are silly and hopeful and painful and
shocking, just like all the others, but it also has
this added dimension of these soulful secrets.
AVE: Do you consider yourself a
FW: I think I'm a spiritual person. My faith
AVE: Do you have any strong
beliefs about life, or death, or God?
Anything that, in particular, is important
FW: I think one of my most important be-
liefs that I think I learned through PostSecret
is the idea that the parts of our lives that in our
past that have caused us the most pain and
suffering and loneliness. If we can face them
and get through them and share them with
others, they can not only heal us but they can
enlighten the whole community.
In my own life, the parts of my life as an
adult now that give me the greatest sense of
purpose and mission, I think, are tied directly
to the parts of my earlier life with the greatest
AVE: Many fans of PostSecret say
that the project has helped them feel
less alone. Do you think that we're
more isolated and more alone nowa-
FW: Yeah, I think that's one of the paradox-
es of modern life that there's never been a
greater number of people on the planet, yet at
the same time, there's never been a greater
sense of loneliness.
AVE: How did you get the idea for
FW: I think I had had secrets in my family
growing up that I knew about but never knew
the details to, and that kind of got me thinking
that other people might have these secrets,
too. And I was curious about them, so I wanted
to try to create a space where we could have a
clearinghouse for those secrets.
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surprise fans at Fest 8
By J. HUNTER SIZEMORE
alligator staff writer
The Fest8 was like Disney for
punks a dazzling array of attractions
made less enjoyable by long lines and
For a standard Fest pass holder,
seeing a popular act meant arriving at
the venue long before the band played,
a strategy that causes headaches
when the lineup throws several great
bands in a row.
A perfect example was Sunday
night at The Kickstand: The Emotron,
0 Pioneers!, Bomb The Music Industry!
and Defiance, Ohio.
In the statement "If you like X band
then you will like Y band," all of these
acts are X and the venue reached
capacity hours before Defiance, Ohio
took the stage.
But the crowds were there with
good reason. The Fest provided a
whirlwind tour of up-and-coming under-
grounders from every genre with ties
to punk. All three days had incredible
moments of fan dedication and artistic
On Friday, the metalcore band Co-
alesce was ferocious on the Common
At moments, their trance-like states
were hard to watch, appearing more
like intensely personal religious experi-
ences than public performances.
"We're here to f***in' play a punk
rock show and have a good time,"
bassist Nathan Ellis said after the
show. "What's important to us is get-
tingthe soul out."
Folk-punk outfit Andrew Jackson Ji-
had ruled Saturday with their impromp-
tu show following a set inside the Civic
Fans outside, who were held be-
cause of capacity, crowded around the
center's entrance and started chant-
ing, "Play outside! Play outside!"
Not wanting to disappoint, Andrew
Jackson Jihad played several songs
in the parking lot, with the guitar only
barely audible under dozens of fans
On Sunday, Samiam, a major
headliner of The Fest 8, was without
their bassist, who had missed his flight
To make sure the show would still
happen, two local musicians involved
with Fest learned the bass lines to
Samiam's set and played in the show
on Sunday night.
Those who saw the show said it
went off seamlessly.
"That was really awesome to see
Gainesville pulling together to help
this band out," said Tony Weinbender,
founder of The Fest. "Where else can
you see that pulled off?"
For more of Weinbender's take
on the Fest and a wrap-up of Fest
weekend coverage see Alligator.org/
Sean Ingram (left)
night while on
stage with his
band Coalesce at
during The Fest
8. Sean Bonnette
and guitarist of
Jihad, plays in an
in a parking lot
outside of the
Civic Media Cen-
ter on Saturday
alligthe depedet florid,
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2009 + ALLIGATOR, 111
12, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2009
* PETA'S VEGAN COOKBOOK STEMS
OUT TO MEET COLLEGE LIFESTYLE
By ALLISON BANKO
contributing avenue writer
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
has planted its newest target on college stu-
dents. No worries, there won't be activists on
Turlington Plaza splashing buckets of red paint
on our coats. Instead, the group has made be-
coming vegan easier than ever by tailoring to
students' fast-paced, budget-bearing lifestyles
through a new cookbook, "PETA's Vegan Col-
lege Cookbook: 275 Easy, Cheap, and Deli-
cious Recipes to Keep You Vegan at School."
The book meets every college student's needs,
so excuses for not becoming vegan are as non-
existent as the meat in veggie burgers.
Starza Kolman and Marta Holmberg wrote
the book in a style that's both amusing and
down-to-earth. In a fashion worthy of a few
chuckles, they address the definition of vegan-
ism and collapse the common misconceptions
and stereotypes, such as the berry-picking hip-
pies we so often associate vegans to be. They
acknowledge that college students are not
necessarilythe Betty Crockers of the world and
thus have made all of the recipes microwave-
friendly- no stove needed. Better yet, the bulk
of the dishes take less than five minutes to
prepare with slim ingredients that won't bust
Sifting through the 275 recipes is surpris-
ingly intriguing due to the hilarious names
each recipe bears, like the "WTF? Wings" or
the "Booty Shakin' Bagel". The recipes range
Q & A with PETA
on a large scale of mouth-watering delicious-
ness, varying from "F-U Tacos" to the "Fruity
Frat-Tootie Smoothie." There are even special
sections of recipes dedicated to variations on
one food, like the budget-friendly Ramen noo-
The book stays true to its mission, keeping
sight of veganism facts, and benefits through
little "did you know?" blurbs splattered through-
out the book. Holmberg offered The Avenue
more insight into veganism and the behind-
the-scenes making of "PETA's Vegan College
Cookbook: 275 Easy, Cheap, and Delicious
Recipes to Keep You Vegan at School."
Marta Holmberg is the co-author of the veg-
an cookbook, as well as the street team coordi-
nator for peta2- PETA's youth focused division.
There are many different reasons
why people become vegan, such as en-
vironmentalism, animal rights, nutrition,
etc. What's your reason?
I am definitely a vegan for the animals. At
age 4, I became a vegetarian after I realized
that meat was actually an animal. Then, when I
was in college at San Jose State in California, I
made the switch over to being vegan.
Obviously college students live
on a tight budget and yet eat out a lot.
What advice can you give to college
students on maintaining veganism in
Beans are a vegan-friendly product that is
a lot cheaper than meat at the grocery store.
In the book, we have a lot of recipes dedicated
to Ramen noodles, which are also fairly inex-
about a vegan cookbook
pensive. As for eating out, you just have to be
specific with your restaurant orders. Request
to have cheese and meat left off. Even at plac-
es like Taco Bell, just substitute beans for your
meat in the taco. There are vegan options ev-
erywhere; you just have to look for them.
All 275 recipes in the book don't
require a stove. There is even the "I'm,
Like, So Easy! Blueberry Pancakes" that
are made to eat in a mug. Won't many
of the dishes look a bit funky when they
come out of the microwave?
I'll admit I was skeptical when we decided
to make only microwavable meals. But there
aren't any stoves in dorms so we made it work.
It was about a year-and-a-half process of col-
lecting and testing vegan-friendly recipes from
PETA staff, interns and supporters. We re-
ceived about 400 recipes and then cut it down
to 275 dishes. There were definitely some
snafus, but we put the dishes in the cookbook
that we liked ourselves and that got the best
Most people think that being
vegan doesn't allow many food options.
What advice do you have to those
scared to switch to a vegan lifestyle?
You have to approach veganism with an
open mind. There may be vegan dishes you
don't like, but that doesn't mean you won't
like some other vegan dish out there. It's not
a scary transition. Some people can just jump
into being vegan, but most just have to take
it step by step. Start out small by substituting
soy milk in with your cereal. Use applesauce
instead of eggs. Don't overwhelm yourself.
With dishes ranging from "Choco-
late Dorm Cake" to "Stalker Fruit Salad,"
how nutritious are the recipes in the
We wanted to make sure that we tailored
to every type of college student's eating habits
with the cookbook. We made sure there were
dishes for everyone from the health nuts to the
junk food junkies.
For picking up women,
hollering not effective
By MEAGAN MCGONE
About two weeks ago, I bought a new
bicycle. I can be seen spastically maneu-
vering around campus, making at 10 mph
and periodically falling flat on my unco-
ordinated ass. The whole experience has
been exhilarating, but it became enlight-
ening a few days ago when I took a trip to
On my way there, a truck slowed next
to me and an old man hung out the pas-
senger's side. He released a catcall so
loud that I almost toppled off my seat and
into the bushes. As I kept pedaling with
the wind smacking my red cheeks, I won-
dered what provokes men to make these
Say I ignored the fact that the man
looked older than my father and that the
truck's bed could easily conceal a dead
body. Did this stranger actually think that
hollering at an unexpected woman would
be an effective way to pick her up?
Although this is America, not every-
thing is as convenient as a Burger King
drive-thru. When it comes to getting wom-
en, you have to at least get out of your car
to have it your way.
A guy once told me that he keeps
crumpled papers with his name and num-
ber scribbled on them on the floor of his
car. When he passes a hot woman on the
street, he throws one at her.
I didn't stay friends with him long
enough to discover if his method was ef-
Honking, whistling and tossing debris
at female pedestrians will not only alarm
them, but it will make you look like a ba-
boon howling out of a car window. Or even
worse a creeper. Plus, I'd argue that 99
percent of the time
you'll either receive a
dirty look or a middle
finger, and you will
drive away without
any hope of a poten-
Meagan brings men the same
McGone thrill that I get while
Columnist I'm on my bicycle. I'm
not trying to ruin your
fun. I just want you to
know that there are better ways to show
your approval that don't involve me crash-
ing into a tree or you getting sprayed with
Mace in the eyes.
So next time you crack your window
open because you see something you like
on University Avenue, roll it back up, be-
cause Gwen Stefani said it best when she
confirmed that she "ain't no hollaback
And the girl you are about to whistle at
probably isn't either.
Racism becomes more
By ERIK VOSS
Whenever I hear the word "racism," I
think back to a friend I had in second grade
named Christopher. Christopher, it turned
out, wasn't big on black people. One after-
noon, the two of us were playing on a jungle
gym when two black boys asked to join us.
To Christopher, if the jungle gym inte-
grated, it was only a matter of time before
the slide and swing set toppled as well. This
required swift action.
"You can't play with us," he snapped
coldly. "You're different."
Unlike Christopher, I actually paid at-
tention to my teacher's explanation of how
Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks ef-
fectively ended racism in America. As an
enlightened intellectual, I hoped to dis-
tance myself from the bigoted bumpkin
next to me.
"Come on, Chris," I said. "Martin Luther
I intended to complete the sentence, but
no more words came out. All I remembered
about Dr. King was that he had a dream
and scored us a day off of school, neither of
which seemed relevant on the jungle gym.
It didn't matter. The two black kids
shrugged and walked away, and the 7-year-
old Jim Crow nodded with the resolve of an
How could I let this happen? If this were
the real world, I assured myself, Christopher
and I would surely be thrown in jail along
with the child molesters and puppy killers.
Grown-ups just didn't do that kind of thing.
I avoided Christopher after that experi-
ence. I preferred not to be the lieutenant of
the second-grade skinheads.
For me, the jungle gym episode stands
out as an example of racism because of its
simplicity: an oppres-
sor, a victim and an
tis a subtler, more
surfacing in inappro-
Erik Voss private jokes, hiring
c columnist practices and reality
Now that I'm old-
er, I like to think I understand the history of
the Civil Rights Movement and the battles
fought by the African-American community.
But I've never fought those battles.
When I was ostracized on the play-
ground, the reasons cited were lack of ath-
leticism and a tendency to rat out the kids
with cigarettes not my skin color.
I'll never know why Christopher didn't
want to play with those boys or what was
running through their minds as they walked
I'm still just as clueless as I was on that
jungle gym. It's just now I'm aware of it.
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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 11-30-55-2
Tile floors, except BRs. Covered patio. Close
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SERENOLA PINES APTS
Off SW 34th St. near post office. 1BR $560;
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WOODLAND TERRACE APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office. 2BR $560;
1BR $520. Call for daily specials. 352-335-
HOUSE avail now. 3BR/2BA, 1.5 miles to
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Bike to UF. Fenced backyard, fireplace, cent
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2931 or 376-6183 11-13-09-28-2
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Each unit has a private gated court yard. On
bus route close to Shands, VA & College of
Vet Med. Pets <501bs arranged. 352-377-
2150 or firstname.lastname@example.org 11-
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one efficiency $475. Hardwood floors, ceiling
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3230 SW Archer Rd.
South West Villas
3643 SW 20th Ave
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 11-16-09-
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-
$550 Roomy 2/1.5 townhalf,Shands
area,laundromat plus wd hookup,adjacent to
Ag campus, city busses,your fenced yard.
quiet, nice, affordable..900 s.f.
2 blks to UF campus, 1013 SW 4 Ave
2BR/1BA, Bright, clean, completely remod-
eled, Cent AC/Ht,wood firs, DW, W/D, NS,
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$40 Moves you in. Ashton Square
2/2 from $739 3/2 from $799
1 MONTH FREE! Huge floorplans.
W/D hookup Near Oaks Mall
COTTAGE 1 BR/1BA w/carport
$500/mo Near university in historic district.
Call 352-332-8481 11-18-09-10-2
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 11-12-
We Speak Spanish
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-
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
$280/mo+util.Sublease nxt spring/sum.Lg 1
br/1 ba in 3br/3ba Stoneridge apt.lnc:wash/
dryer,dshwshr,all essentials!Lg walking clos-
et! Walk to Butler plaza.2 bus rts 12&35.
Gym, pool, bball/tennis crts also.Call 813-
1/1 apt w/fenced backyard. 2 blocks from
campus near midtown. Pets OK. $625 OBO.
Available spring & summer. Walk every-
where! 813-382-6031 11-6-09-5-3
1/1 in a small, quiet complex off 34th st. Avail.
Jan 2010-end of Jul 2010. W/D and D/W in-
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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 11-30-09-55-4
Enjoy A Romatic Old House
Near library downtown. $295-375/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
1 month free-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 va-
cate. Some pets ok. Call 331-0762 11-6-
1BR/1BA or 2BR/2BA avail Jan 1st.
for responsible mature individual. $400-$800/
mo OBO + utils. Brandywine on Archer Rd.
email@example.com or305-332-6566 11-13-
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 11-16-
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-
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
Beautifully renovated, furnished
condo,1 mile from UF, $399/MO
includes cable, internet, utilities,
pool + fitness room and on bus route,
Female roommate needed, 352 262-2871
$350 FEMALE ONLY
1/2 of utilities, FREE WATER! 786-797-2778
Female wanted to share new 3BR/3BA home
near campus(SW area)2400sf. On bus route.
Washer & dryer included. Furnished, except
your bedroom. $425 plus utilities. Serious,
non-smoking students only. 813-610-1698
Female preferred. Share 2BR/2BA $445/mo.
Free cable/internet. Archer Rd &
1-75. Master suite, walk-in closet, W/D. Quiet,
private, wooded view.
Pool, gym, Common area furn. 1 cat. Lease
thru Aug '10. 352-339-0502 11-6-09-5-4
Female roommates needed. Live in a big new
house w/ bus stop to UF, quiet/relax area,
fenced yard,private pool. 520/month all inclu-
sive. Joyce 941-724-0961. Must see House
Pics: tinyurl.com/mbs77r 11-25-15-4
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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
WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN!
THE PALMS New Ultra-Luxury Condos.
Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric
Leightman, Campus Realty, 352-219-2879
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
I'VE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC!
Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a
replacement in the Alligator Classifieds!
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 11-9-
4bed/3Bath home in Savanna Pointe, just off
the Prairie. $479,500. Rural setting yet
urban proximity. MLS#308127. Dawn Realty
Visit VernonClouser.com for all the Details.
Off Williston Rd, just West of Country Club
BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand,
new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will
BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-
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
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
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
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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-
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.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
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-
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
Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041.
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
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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
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SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
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
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down from Leonardo's 374-2064 11-6-15-9
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
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more.
All individuals interested in bidding go to:
THE ORIGINAL RALLY TOWEL. YOU'VE
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GET YOUR OWN. THE ORIGINAL RALLY
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FULL SERVICE REPAIR SHOP 11TH YEAR
OEM + AFTERMARKET PARTS + ACCY'S
HUGE TIRE SELECTION IN STOCK, CALL
FOR PRICES + DISCOUNTS 352-377-6974
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Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator
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New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail cheap oil changes!! 336-1271
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
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GATORMOTO Gville's #1 service facility. We
repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups avail-
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SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Rent for a day, week, semester, or rent to
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NS4L.com 352-336-1271 12-9-09-75-11
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ORunning 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
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
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WE BUY JUNK CARS
Titles Only. Call K.T. (352) 281-9980
I BUY CARS & TRUCKS
Call Anytime 352-339-5158
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down
No credit check
Cash vehicles $1000 and up.
SUN RISE AUTO SALES
No credit check
Cars, SUVs, Trucks & Vans
30 day warranty
92 Nissan Stanza $999 cash
98 Grand Am $999 cash
96 Kia Sephia $1299 cash
96 Chevy Cavalier $1499 cash
92 Honda Accord $1499 cash
96 Lincoln Mark 8 $1999 cash
97 Mazda Millenia $1999 cash
95 Pontiac Bonnville $1999 cash
92 Chevy Camero $1999 cash
96 Mits Galant $1999 cash
98 Chrysler Cirrus $1999 cash
96 Plymouth Minivan $1999 cash
97 Jeep Cherokee $1900
96 Chevy Astro Van $1900
96 Chevy Blazer $1999
98 Ford Expolorer $2500
95 Dodge Ram PK $2900
98 Dodge Ram PK $2900
98 Pontiac Transport $2900
94 Toyota Camry $2900
97 Mercury Grand Marquis $2900
00 Hyundai Elantra $2900
94 Toyota Station Wagon $2900 SOLD
97 Mits Diamonte $2900
94 Honda Accord $2900
94 Toyota Camry $2900
96 Cadillac Deville $2900
01 Hyundai Sonata $2900
Sun City Auto Sales
60 Day pay off
On cash vehicles
Pay off time negotiable
2003 Honda Civic, 79k $8999 CASH
2003 Honda Civic, 115k $8499 CASH
2003 Honda Civic, 69k $8999 CASH
2002 Honda Odysee, 117k $6999 CASH
2003 Nissan Sentra, 80k $6999 CASH
2005 Nissan Altima, 94k $9999 CASH
2006 Suzuki Aerio, 54k $8999 CASH
2001 Nissan Altima, 99k $5999 CASH
2002 Toyota Camry, 76k $8999 CASH
2004 Toyota Corolla, 111k $7999 CASH
1999 Toyota Sienna, 135k $5999 CASH
2002 Toyota Corolla, 68k $6999 CASH
07 CHEVY LS
5-speed, CD, airbag, new cond. 43k miles.
Leaving for Europe must sell. $6950/OBO.
Call 352-486-2812 11-10-09-5-12
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 11-19-10-12
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 2-10-
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
forgold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090
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.
Training and liability insurance provided.
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-
OVolunteers: to drive adult cats to Gville to
neuter/spay & return
OWorking Computer needed desperately.
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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
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Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
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Great pay plus bonuses. Sales experience &
outgoing personality required. No real estate
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Earn up to $150 per day being a Mystery
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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
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Programmers C/C++ programmers for
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offices. 2-7 years experience. Competitive
salaries, benefits, relocation. Send resume
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
NANNY for 1.5 children ages 1 & 2.5
20 hrs/wk; 4hrs/day, variable am/pm
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class sched, bio to email@example.com
Must be pleasant, enjoy people & have expe-
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position with 100% employee owned Co.
Extensive training/benefits-health, 401K, etc.
Indesign, photoshop, MAC/PC experience
a must. Apply now, Renaissance Printing,
4130 NW 16th Blvd. Drug Test. 11-6-7-14
YARD WORK Mowing. Car detailing. Pool
maintenance. Back up shipping. Errands.
Miscellaneous duties. Must have a valid driv-
ers license and good driving record. Own ve-
hicle. Truck preferred. Please apply on line at
Veterinary Asst. Exper. Preferred.
P/T or F/T hours. Must be avail, to work Mon.
& Fri. 7:30-6:00,& Sat 8:15-12:30. Fax or e-
mail resume to 352-373-7211 or
Hair models wanted for long hair in motion
studies. Hip-length or longer only. No experi-
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Barn help needed 1 day per week
Exchange for boarding or lessons
Call 359-4149 11-17-09-10-14
Opus Cafe Coffee Bar
We are searching for fun and active
students to work 12 to 30 hours per week at
a fast paced coffee bar near campus.
Starting pay is $7.75/hour + tips.
To apply, go to our website, www.opus-cafe.
com, click on the employment tab, and
follow the directions.
Mommy's helper for energetic 2yr old
Fun, smart, creative female student
to help in AM; 4hrs/day; 2-5 days/wk
email bio, availability, references
and more to UFmommy@gmail.com 11-10-
Medical Office Manager for mid-sized
Dermatology practice. Duties include perform-
ing or supervising ICD-9/CPT coding, billing
and collections; A/R; payroll management;
employee supervision and maintenance of
employee records and benefits; insurance
evaluation and contracting; interfacing with
clinical staff and physicians; preparing finan-
cial reports and interfacing with accountant.
Seeking a mature, energetic individual with
experience but will train motivated candi-
date. Salary, benefits and possible incentive
commensurate with experience. Bachelor's
degree desired. Email resume ofmgrbeers@
AOL.com or fax to 352-332-2966.
Spring Design Internship!
352 Media Group is seeking young artists
with experience in
Fireworks or Photoshop to learn from our
team. Interested? Email
Internship@352media.com for details! 11-
Spring Programming Internship!
352 Media Group is seeking talented stu-
dents with experience in Web programming
Internship@352media.com for details! 11-
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
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
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
PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
All facilities & amenities, quality instruc-
tion; 15 minutes from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Ctr. 12-9-75-15
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-
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
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MONSTER PRESS 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (in Spin Cycle)
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-
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 1-7-09-
GUTTER & ROOF CLEANING
Free Estimates. Super Service! Lic & Ins.
Steve "The School Teacher" 352-377-7086
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 email@example.com 1-19-09-
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BEGINNER GUITAR & PIANO LESSONS
For ALL ages.
My EXPERIENCE: 10 yrs-guitar & a lifetime-
piano. If interested call 352-256-3800 or
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Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
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WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET
Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301
15 min from Gainesville 468-2255
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pet products here in the Pets section of the
Help Needed Rescue/Rehome
OKittens: toms, wormed. litter trained
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2009
Spikes decides to sit out entire Vanderbilt game
By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
Florida linebacker Brandon
Spikes will sit out the entire Van-
derbilt game Saturday, coach Ur-
ban Meyer and Spikes jointly an-
Meyer and Spikes spoke to
the media for roughly 30 seconds
Neither took any questions.
The senior All-American was
originally suspended Monday
for only the first half by Meyer.
The penalty came in regards to an
incident Saturday where Spikes
put his hand in the facemask of
Georgia running back Washaun
"Brandon came to see us last
night. Coach Strong and myself
and a lot of the negative things
out there are really weighing
heavy on his heart right now,"
Meyer said. "And so we thought,
as a group, we decided it would
be best interest just for the team
to not play him Saturday, but it's
a group decision and we're doing
it out of respect to our team so we
can try to focus on trying to win
our ninth game. We think it's the
right thing to do.
"We support Brandon fully.
We look forward to him getting
back and finishing the season the
Spikes led the Gators in tack-
les Saturday after sitting out the
previous seven quarters with a
"I really don't want to be
a distraction to the team.
I want the guys to pre-
pare without any negative
things going on, and I feel
like if I would play it would
be a big thing going on."
UF senior linebacker
"I really don't want to be a dis-
traction to the team," Spikes said.
"I want the guys to prepare with-
out any negative things going on,
and I feel like if I would play it
would be a big thing going on.
"I'm just trying to stay out of
the way, just motivate the guys.
I'm pretty sure the (coaching)
staff's got my back, and my team-
mates really support me in this
Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
UF linebacker Brandon Spikes will not play Saturday after the senior All-American decided he did not
want to be a distraction to his team.
Gators slip by Vols in double OT
* LINDSAY THOMPSON SCORED THE GAME-
WINNING GOAL IN THE 1-0 MATCH.
By TYLER JETT
The No. 1 seed cleared its first test, albeit in a heart-
No. 10 Florida (15-4-2), the regular-season Southeast-
ern Conference champion, needed a golden goal in dou-
ble overtime to sneak past Tennessee (8-9-3) 1-0 in the
first round of the conference tournament Wednesday.
The goal came after midfielder Erika Tymrak recov-
ered a Tennessee clearance at the top of the Volunteers
penalty box. Tymrak carried the ball to the right wing
then, with three defenders marking her, the freshman
crossed it to Lindsay Thompson on the left side of the
From there, Thompson was able to put the ball in the
upper-right corner of the goal in the 102nd minute.
"We'd been so close the whole game," Thompson
said. "We were really taking it to them. To finally end
the game felt amazing."
Thompson has been the go-to scorer for the Gators all
year, and Wednesday marked the fifth time this season
that she scored a goal to put UF ahead for good.
Coach Becky Burleigh said she thought the team had
plenty of good opportunities, something the scoreboard
did not reflect.
= "(Tennessee) plays really hard, and
they put a lot of pressure on you," Burleigh
said. "We did a pretty good job of keeping
Soccer our composure in that circumstance."
The Gators could have ended the game
in the 81st minute, when Volunteers goal-
keeper Molly Baird was caught out of position. After a
Thompson pass, forward McKenzie Barney had a wide-
open net to shoot at, but defender Ali Hall put her body
in front of Barney and deflected the shot.
UF recorded its fifth-straight shutout, although UT
had a few opportunities to score midway through the
SEE SOCCER, PAGE 18
Nelson reaches out
with scholarship fund
A year and a half ago, I had the pleasure of inter-
viewing Stacey Nelson for a feature story, and
he told me about her love for Africa and help-
"I don't know why I'm so interested in Africa, but
I am," Nelson said in 2008. "I took Swahili. I was hop-
ing to go over there in the Peace
ECorps, but they don't send
people to East Africa anymore
because it's too dangerous. I just
wanted to get involved because
of all the people struggling over
Kyle Maistri Nelson finished her last sea-
son as a Gator as the school's
Kyle Points leader in every meaningful
kmaistr@allgatororg pitching category and the best
player on UF's first-ever trips to
the Women's College World Series, including a heart-
breaking loss to Washington in last season's finals.
Wednesday, I had the pleasure of sitting down with
Stacey Nelson again, and the subject matter of our con-
versation didn't change a whole lot.
Except she's no longer speculating about her future
SEE KYLE, PAGE 20
* Here's to hoping Tim Tebow can outperform Tyler Hansbrough in commercial 0 Redshirt sophomore Rebecca Lowe Tim Tebow (Maxwell Award, top overall
acting after his college career ends. First, Pyscho T was tracking down a lost was named SEC Female Cross Country player), Brandon Spikes (Bednarik Award,
dog. Now, he's in a super-awkward Acura commercial. You can do it, Tim! ... Athlete of the Year, and coach Todd top defensive player), Joe Haden (Thorpe
Be afraid, Florida fans. ECU defensive coordinator Greg Hudson is a possible Morgan was named Women's Coach Award, top defensive back) are all semifi-
replacement for Mickey Andrews at FSU. If his swashbuckling defense makes it of the Year. nalists for their respective honors.
to Tallahassee, it'll mean big trouble fo UF.
18, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2009
Trio of Gators face
challenge of indoors
By GREG LUCA
Allie Will, Alex Lacroix and
Antoine Benneteau will have to
compete not only with 32 of the
nation's best players but also with
an unfamiliar set of elements at
the ITA National Intercollegiate
Indoor Championships this week-
The second leg of the collegiate
tennis grand slam, which will
be held at Yale in New Haven,
Conn., is the first tournament of
the season that will be held en-
Making the necessary adjust-
ments can be tricky for some, but
nothing a little extra practice time
"I have some issues with my
eyesight," Will said. "I see the
ball a little differently indoors. It's
something I have to adjust to."
Will's coaches suggested she
take a couple days off after her
win in the ITA Southeast Regional
finals Oct. 26, but Will, the tour-
nament's No. 6 seed, chose to
limit her rest to just a day to get
as much indoor practice time as
Typically, indoor courts play a
great deal faster than outdoor, as
players have an easier time lining
up their shots without any wind
"The biggest difference is you
don't have to factor in any out-
door elements like wind, the sun,
cold, or heat. It's more neutral
than outdoor," men's assistant
coach Jeremy Bayon said.
The change in arena has forced
the players and coaches to make
slight alterations to their original
"Indoor tennis is a lot faster
and more powerful, so (Lacroix
and Benneteau) just need to be
aware and take the first strike
often and be aggressive," men's
coach Andy Jackson said.
In addition to a change in prac-
tice venue, the UF players took
the trip up to New Haven a day
early to get used to the unfamiliar
"Indoor tennis is a lot faster
and more powerful, so (La-
croix and Benneteau) just
need to be aware and take
the first strike often and be
UF men's tennis coach
"Alex and Antoine went up
a little early and got to practice
(Tuesday) night and practice
(Wednesday) so they'll be perfect-
ly acclimated," Bayon said.
Women's head coach Roland
Thornqvist is equally confident in
Will's ability to make the transi-
"The lighting is great, and
she hit the ball very, very well
(Wednesday), so we're not wor-
ried at all about her getting accli-
mated," Thornqvist said.
UF to face South Carolina in next round
SOCCER, from page 17
After Florida goalkeeper Katie Fraine tried
to boot the ball deep, a UF player mishit a
header, and Tennessee forward Emily Dowd
carried the ball unmarked into the Gators' de-
Fraine approached Dowd to cut off her an-
gle at the goal, but Dowd was able to sneak
the ball past Fraine. The shot slowly rolled to-
ward the net but ultimately ended up wide to
"That was the scariest situation of the
night," Fraine said.
Dowd, a Gainesville native, terrorized UF's
back line again 10 minutes later, outhustling a
Gators defender for the ball in the left corner
and crossing it to forward Jayden Barrett.
Barrett had an open look at the left side of
the goal but hit the ball awkwardly on the side
of her foot, sending it wide left.
UF has one day off before playing South
Carolina (16-3-1) Friday night. After such a
long game Wednesday, Burleigh said the team
will do pool workouts to rejuvenate before get-
ting back on the pitch.
"That's the nature of this tournament,"
Burleigh said. "You're going to have to play
hopefully three games that are really hard in
UF midfielder Lindsay Thompson (18) scored the game-winning goal in Florida's 1-0, double-
overtime victory over Tennessee in the first round of the SEC Tournament.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 19
Alabama-LSU matchup will play key role in SEC West
By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
One of the teams in the Dec. 5 South-
eastern Conference Championship
Game has been set. The other could be
Florida clinched the SEC East with
its 41-17 win over Georgia on Saturday
combined with South Carolina's 31-13
loss at Tennessee.
Now, No. 3 Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC)
and No. 9 LSU (7-1, 4-1 SEC) will face
off in Tuscaloosa at 3:30 p.m. on Satur-
day, with control of the SEC West up for
grabs. A Crimson Tide victory would
give them the division title and a ticket to
Atlanta. If the Tigers prevail, they would
control their own destiny win out, and
LSU would play in the SEC title game.
LSU has won five of the last six games
in the series, although Alabama won 27-
21 in Baton Rouge last season.
The Crimson Tide and the Tigers
enter the game ranked No. 2 and No. 3,
respectively, in the conference in scoring
"It's hard to figure out exactly scores,
but I suspect both offenses will move
more slowly than they'd like," LSU
coach Les Miles said.
Another crucial matchup will be Ala-
bama receiver Julio Jones against LSU's
secondary. The sophomore has been
plagued by injuries this season after a
freshman campaign in which he ranked
third in the SEC in receiving yards per
"I think he's 100 percent healthy,
playing faster, more confident," Ala-
bama coach Nick Saban said. "He's a
guy that needs to make plays for us. He's
got a lot of talent and a lot of ability. He's
got great size and speed, and he's a great
competitor. He's gotta become a part of
the offense for us."
FATHER-SON CLICKING: Through eight
games, Tennessee is only 4-4, but the
Volunteers' defense has come together
quite nicely under coordinator Monte
Kiffin, father of coach Lane Kiffin.
"He's done such a phenomenal job,"
Lane Kiffin said of his father. "To be in
the first year of a system and to have so
many injuries to work through (the
play) has been great.
"I had not thought about the recruit-
ing as much, but it's been unbelievable.
When kids come here and meet him and
he sits down with them and shows them
how he can coach them and how he can
get them to the next level, the reaction
has been unbelievable by high school
kids. We've even started putting our of-
fensive recruits with him because they're
just so blown away by him."
HnIIurew atd1iiii / HniiiluUr atl I
Alabama coach Nick Saban will be facing his former LSU team for the third time this Saturday.
A win would clinch the SEC West for the Crimson Tide.
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Adams takes over as Vandy's QB after injury to Smith
* SMITH TORE HIS
By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Staff Writer
Redshirt senior Mackenzi
Adams led Vanderbilt to a road
victory over then-No. 6 South
Carolina in his first career start
He peaked early.
Since then, Adams struggled
to hold off Chris Nickson as
the team's starting quarterback
while passing for 1,925 yards,
14 touchdowns and 14 intercep-
tions in his sophomore and ju-
nior seasons combined.
Sophomore Larry Smith
usurped him as the Commo-
dores' starting signal caller this
year and showed signs of prom-
ise as a passer and runner.
But Smith tore his hamstring
last week against Georgia Tech,
and Adams will once again be
Vanderbilt's starting quarterback
this weekend against Florida.
"Somebody has to step up
and take the place of those play-
ers you were counting on," Van-
derbilt coach Bobby Johnson
said. "You have to prepare them
the best you can when that hap-
pens and try to dig deep down
in your depth, or lack of depth
whatever you want to call it, and
try to get some players ready to
The Gators boast the South-
eastern Conference's toughest
passing defense, as they have
surrendered 138.8 yards per
game through the air.
In two career games against
UF, Adams has completed 21 of
his 40 passes for 206 yards and
three interceptions, though he
did rush for two touchdowns in
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in 2007.
Florida coach Urban Meyer
said Adams brings some famil-
iarity to the game, but his team
won't have to make any last-
"(Smith) was a tremendous
athlete, a big athlete," Meyer
said. "(Adams) is a very good
athlete. We've played against
him before. We're not chang-
ing our game plan. I don't think
they'll change their offense."
Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff
Vanderbilt quarterback Mackenzi Adams will make his first start of the year against UF, which has the SEC's
best pass defense. In two games against Florida, Adams is 21 of 40 for 206 yards and three interceptions.
Murphy's recent success aided by tear
The sophomore has seven triple-doubles in '09
By ANTHONY CHIANG
More times than not, there is someone else
to thank for one's success.
In sophomore setter Kelly Murphy's case
there are 14 women to thank her team-
It is easy to notice all of the things she does
to help No. 9 Florida (18-3, 12-2 Southeastern
Conference) win, but the impact the other
members of the team have on her performance
often goes overlooked.
Murphy is asked to do a lot for the Gators,
as she leads the NCAA in triple-doubles with
seven and also plays two positions, opposite
hitter and setter.
But UF coach Mary Wise made it clear that
most of her accomplishments are due to the
play of her teammates.
Her setting and hitting stats are helped by
the excellent libero play of senior Elyse Cu-
sack because of the importance of first contact,
while the middle blockers are to thank for
Murphy's high dig numbers, Wise said.
During the recent six-match win streak,
Murphy has excelled. In that short stretch, she
has tallied three triple-doubles while posting a
.463 hitting efficiency.
"A lot of it has to do with our passing,"
Murphy said. "We've been passing really well
lately and that just makes everything else easi-
er. I have to credit my teammates a lot."
However, it goes both ways. Her versa-
tility has helped take some of the load off of
her teammates. In just her sophomore year,
Murphy has broken all kinds of records while
helping the Gators rebound from losing two
starters last season.
Not even Cusack, who has played with six
All-Americans, can remember playing with
such an all-around talent.
"Anytime you have a
player like Kelly who can set
and hit, it is kind of unique,"
Volleyball Cusack said. "I've never
played with a player as dom-
inant as she is."
Playing two drastically different positions,
it is essential that Murphy has different mind-
sets while playing at different spots on the
"You know when you rotate to the front
row it's different, you have to score points and
kill balls," Murphy said. "In the back row, it's
more about digging balls and setting up the
The numbers that really stick out to Wise
are the sophomore's kill and dig statistics be-
cause the amount of attempts she has at each
is restricted due to her constant rotation from
the front row to the back row.
If that has affected her game, it hasn't
shown. She is still knocking down three kills
per set while also having the second most digs
on the team this season.
But if something is going to limit her game,
it will be the play of her teammates, Wise said.
So far, though, they have only helped take her
to new heights.
"You can make the argument that Kelly is
most talented player in this league based on
all that she does for our team," Wise said. "But
she is only as good as her teammates allow her
KYLE, from page 17
in humanitarianism she's acting.
Nelson, who is still living in Gainesville while she finishes
up her undergraduate degree, has started Stacey Nelson's Get
Educated, Get Rewarded! Scholarship Program.
"My plan is to give out scholarships to high school Juniors
who respond to a challenge following a presentation on the
current humanitarian crisis in Northern Uganda," reads a
statement on Nelson's Web site.
She gave her first presentation Wednesday and will be
focusing on four Gainesville-area high schools: Buchholz,
Gainesville, Eastside and Oak Hall.
Any high school student may apply and write an essay
demonstrating his or her understanding of the current crisis in
Needless to say, I doubt very much I would be able to qual-
ify for her scholarship.
Nelson has already raised enough money through private
donations to award one $500 first-place scholarship, and de-
pending on how much money she is able to raise, there will be
multiple second- and third-place scholarships worth $250 and
Her work to both develop and put into effect a scholar-
ship in her name is incredibly impressive in its own right, but
it doesn't stop there. Nelson, who hopes to earn a law degree
in international humanitarian law, has made a habit of giving
Last spring, the softball team hosted Swing for Cancer, and
Nelson mowed down Florida athletes and coaches from inside
the circle in the name of charity.
On Oct. 23, she decided athletes and coaches weren't enough
and teamed up with former Gators pitcher and current UF med
student Stacey Stevens in striking out students to raise money
for Project Heal, a group that takes a medical outreach trip to
Ecuador each spring break.
Later this month, Nelson will travel back to Japan one of
the stops she made as a member of Team USA over the sum-
mer to strike out Japanese athletes and celebrities for a cause
yet to be determined (last year, it was physical disabilities).
Evidently, mowing down overmatched batters in the name
of helping others in the Western Hemisphere wasn't enough.
"It's kind of a snowball effect," Nelson said of her constant
involvement. "It feels good to do good."
She plans to use her spring semester the one she would
be taking "off" between undergrad and law school to finally
make her trip to Africa for a few weeks as a teaching volunteer
Giving back to the community be it local, national or
global is just as much a part of who Nelson is as softball. In
fact, more so.
"I never wanted to be looked at as just a softball player," she
said. "I wanted to be looked at as a girl who played softball."
Perhaps the perfect attitude for a public figure to have.
Athletes don't ask to be thought of us as role models, but
they are just the same. Luckily for Nelson, and everyone her
hard work touches, she happens to be a role model first and a
dominant pitcher second.
It's incredibly easy for an athlete, or any college-age person,
to sit in an interview room and talk about giving back to the
community later in life. Too often, we are all guilty of starting
ideas we never have the wherewithal to close.
Nelson will forever be remembered in Gainesville as one of
the greatest starting pitchers UF has ever seen.
And she's making one helluva a push to be remembered as
one of the greatest closer, as well.
Off the field, of course.
If you would like to donate money to or get more information
about Stacey Nelson's scholarship program, you can contact her at
email@example.com or visit her Web site at plaza.ufl.edu/
staceyn. Or join her Facebook group: Stacey Nelson's Get Educated,
Get Rewarded! Scholarship Program.