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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009


UF 24 D E SOUTH CAROLINA 14


Florida finishes SEC slate perfect
0 THE GATORS WON THEIR
20TH GAME IN A ROW.

By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator org
COLUMBIA, S.C. It has rarely
been pretty, but the victory meals ,
keep on coming for Florida. v
Urban Meyer won't let his team
forget it.
No. 1 UF's 24-14 win over South
Carolina on Saturday gave the
Gators 20 straight wins, good for
sixth in Southeastern Conference
history, as well as their first perfect
league record since 1996.
"Our team, we have victory
meals on Sunday nights," said
Meyer, whose .800 winning percent-
age in SEC games is now tops all-
time among coaches of at least five
years. "I can't tell you what we eat,
but when I hear 'victory meal' it's all
good.
"We did not play perfect, obvi-
ously. I'm not sure we've played
perfect in quite a while."
The offense left plenty of points
on the field three missed field
goals and two would-be touch-
downs dropped by Riley Cooper
were the most obvious. The defense
struggled in the first half, allowing Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
206 yards to South Carolina. The UF defensive end Justin Trattou returns an interception 53 yards in the fourth quarter of the
SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 15 Gators' 24-14 win against South Carolina on Saturday.

ON CAMPUS

Show celebrates culture of East, West


By ALISON SCHWARTZ
Alligator Writer

It was an hour before show time 60
minutes before the stage lit up with the twists
and twirls of jewel-toned saris and sequined
skirts.
Meera Dave wasn't nervous.
Well, just a little bit, she admitted.
Dave was one of more than 150 perform-
ers to celebrate the Indian festival of lights
Sunday evening at the Phillips Center for
the Performing Arts for the Diwali Show, a
dance-filled commemoration of the Indian


* UF center Vernon
Macklin (right)
struggled in two
exhibition games
but had a much
better showing in
the Gators' regular-
season debut
Sunday, a 74-46
win over Stetson.
See Story, Page 13.


"It's important to incorporate
where we're from [into the dance
routines]. It's a fusion of two back-
grounds, "
Meera Dave
UF sophomore

new year.
"You get to bond with other people that
share the same background and culture," the
UF sophomore said. "It's about heritage."
More than 1,000 people packed the audito-


rium, some donning traditional Indian outfits,
to celebrate the holiday, which was officially
last month.
The performance was organized by the UF
Indian Student Association.
Prashanth Shanmugham, a UF sophomore
and the treasurer of the club, said the perfor-
mance represents a cultural celebration.
"It's an opportunity for those in the Indian
community to really get together and cel-
ebrate the festival," he said.
The stage lights danced off rhinestone-
dotted fabric, accentuated by the icicle lights
SEE DIWALI, PAGE 8


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By ANDREW WYZAN
Alligator Contributing Writer

The Reitz Union Amphithe-
ater was filled to capacity with
sounds of cheers, laughter and
singing for the second annual
Asian Arts and Entertainment
Festival Friday night.
About 500 students attended
the event.
The festival was a showcase
of Asian-Americans in the arts,
with the three main acts consist-
ing of singer and
On YouTube celeb-
Campus rity Gabe Bondoc,
comedian Steve
Byrne and Quest Crew, the
winners of the third season of
"America's Best Dance Crew."
The festival was the closing
event for Kaleidoscope Month,
an Asian-American awareness
period starting Oct. 5 and end-
ing Friday.
"The goal is to raise aware-
ness to Asian culture at UF,"
said Theo Urbano, assistant di-
rector of Kaleidoscope Month
and a junior nursing major. "The
reason we decided on these spe-
cific acts was because they rep-
resent three different aspects of
entertainment: singing, dancing
and comedy."
Gabe Bondoc was the first
of the three main acts, serenad-
ing the crowd with a five-song
set list that consisted of original
SEE CONCERT, PAGE 8


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News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
AASU General Body Meeting
Today, 6:30 p.m.
New Physics Building, Room 1002
Join the Asian American Student
Union to learn more about issues
affecting our community and the
different cultures within AASU.

Student United Way General
Body Meeting
Tuesday, 7:20 p.m.
Turlington Hall, Room 2305
The Student United Way is a
new organization on campus
looking for active individuals
ready to make a difference in the
Gainesville community. The orga-
nization aims to increase school
readiness and graduation rates, as
well as improve access to preven-
tative and diagnostic health care,
and increase financial stability. If
you are looking for a meaningful
club to get involved in, this is it.

Peace Corps Business Globetalk
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
The Hub International Center
Interested in working in business
abroad? Listen to Peace Corps vol-
unteers speak about their experi-
ences working with individuals
and communities to promote eco-
nomic and business opportunities
at the grassroots level. A recruiter
will be available to answer ques-
tions pertaining to the application
process. E-mail peacecorps@ufic.
ufl.edu for questions.

NWL's Consciousness Raising on
Housework & the Holidays
Wednesday, 7p.m.
NWL office at 14 E University Ave.
(Vidal bldg.), Suite 204
National Women's Liberation is
asking, "Who does the housework
inyourhome during the holidays?"
Come learn how this is a feminist
issue and how to fight for equality
in this and other matters. Women
only, please. Visit womenslibera-
tion.org for more information.

Miss UF
contestant's meeting
Thursday, 7 p.m.
Alpha Delta Pi sorority house
The first contestant's meeting for
the Miss University of Florida
Scholarship Pageant will be held
Thursday. Please e-mail missuf-
director@gmail.com or join the
Miss University of Florida 2010
Facebook group for more informa-
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Saturday 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Applebee's, 1005 NW 13th St.
Enjoy a pregame breakfast at
Applebee's while supporting the
College of Agricultural and Life
Science's co-ed honors fraternity.
Tickets are $6 and can be pur-
chased pre-sale or at the door.

RUB Entertainment presents
"Julie & Julia"
Friday, 9 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Reitz Union Auditorium
Meryl Streep stars as Julia Child
and Amy Adams stars as Julie
Powell. The film directed by
Nora Ephronbrings to life Child's
novel, "My Life in France" and
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LOCAL
More than 200 turn out
for Indian dance festival
Gainesville residents traded
in their jeans and T-shirts for sa-
ris and kurtas at Friday's Diwali
Dance Festival.
Pink, turquoise, purple and
gold saris draped women's bod-
ies as men wore embroidered
kurta shirts in subtler hues.
Guests were as colorful as the In-
dian culture they came to see.
The festival, hosted by UF's
Hindu Cultural Society, was
held in celebration of Diwali,
which is considered the New
Year to some parts of India, and
showcased Indian culture to 225
guests through dancing, singing
and beat boxing performances.
For $1 to $3, guests could sat-


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isfy their appetites with traditional
homemade Indian food such as sa-
mosas, gulab jamun and pav bhaji.
Pizza was available for those less
daring to sample the spicy dishes.
Onstage performances were
broken up by 45-minute intermis-
sions inwhich guests and members
of the Hindu Cultural Society took
to the center of the auditorium to
dance to blaring Indian music.
The lights were turned off, the
music turned up and only multi-
colored Christmas lights illumi-
nated the room.
People of all cultures and ages,
from children with pacifiers in
their mouths to men with gray
in their hair, were stomping their
feet, swaying their bodies and
waving their arms in coordination
with the music.
Wearing a bright pink lehnga
dress and a big smile, Gainesville
resident Maghan McDowell fol-
lowed the dance moves everyone
around her was doing.
McDowell loved the food and
music, but her favorite part was
the outfit, a traditional Indian dress
her friend lent her, and getting to
put on cool Indian makeup.
At $3 a ticket, the event raised
about $1,000, all of which will be
donated. Some will go to Seva
Bharathi, an Indian NGO that car-
ries out relief work, for the recent
flood victims in India. Some will
go to the Gainesville Indian Cul-
tural and Education Center and
the rest will go to charities for edu-
cation.
"We really wanted to do some-
thing for the flood victims," Dip-
narine said. "Forty-five rupees
is $1, so you get an idea of how
much we can help."
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 3


Run benefits strays


a THE EVENT RAISED
ABOUT $400.

By MOLLY LARMIE
Alligator Contributing Writer
About 35 people assembled
at the UF Commuter Lot on Gale
Lemerand Drive at about 8 a.m.
Sunday to run in the Paws for Pet
Rescue 5K.
The race benefited Haile's An-
gels Pet Rescue, a Gainesville
animal shelter that finds adoptive
homes for dogs and cats to prevent
them from being euthanized.
Before the race, participants
drank donated bottled water and
jumped in place to ward off the
early morning chill.
Officers from the University Po-
lice Department outlined the route,
which circled Lake Alice by way of
Mowry, Hull, Radio and Museum
roads.
Sasha, a tan and white 2-year-old
Basset Hound mix, greeted runners
at the finish line. She was brought
to Haile's Angels Pet Rescue about


three weeks ago and is awaiting
adoption.
Six students in UF professor
Stephen LaBarbera's sales manage-
ment class organized the event.
LaBarbera's class was split into
groups and assigned to raise aware-
ness for a pet rescue organization in
Alachua County, said Sara Palmer,
a marketing senior who helped co-
ordinate the race.
With a $15 dona-
On tion, participants
Campus registered online or
signed up before the
race, which raised more than $400
for Haile's Angels. About $300 was
collected from the 5K participants,
and $100 was donated by Target
Copy, an event sponsor, according
to group member Alex Baden, a UF
marketing and psychology senior.
Ariel, a 14-year-old student at
Oak Hall School, has volunteered at
the Alachua County Humane Soci-
ety for a year. She asked her parents
to join her in running for the cause.
"I run three miles a day any-
way," she said. "Why not run for
this?"


Arms raise suicide awareness


By ALISON SCHWARTZ
Alligator Writer
Chase Bissell didn't accidentally forget her
jacket Friday.
Although the weather was in the 60s, she
knew a sweater would have covered up the word
she wrote on her right and left arms. The word
scrawled in permanent ink was so thick, it would
stain her skin for days to follow love.
Bissell was one of more than 1 million con-
firmed guests on the global Facebook event page
to take part in To Write Love On Her Arms Day,
an event organized by fans of the nonprofit orga-
nization but not officially affiliated with the orga-
nization.
Participants were encouraged to write the
word "love" on their arms to spread the message
of the organization.
"Everything about To Write Love On Her
Arms resonates with me," the UF sophomore
said. "It's close to my heart."
According to the organization's Web site, To
Write Love On Her Arms is a nonprofit move-
ment dedicated to offering hope and help for
people struggling with depression, addiction,


self-injury and suicide.
In the spirit of the event, Bissell explained the
message of the organization to the one person
who inquired about the word on her arms. She
said this single moment was enough.
"She asked me a lot of questions, actually," she
said.
"We hope that by reaching out to
people, we'll be able to build a
strong community."
Erin Villani
UF chapter president and founder
Bissell is the treasurer of UF's chapter of To
Write Love. UF is one of only 14 active universi-
ties across the nation to have a campus chapter for
the organization.
Erin Villani, president and founder of the or-
ganization, said the club launched this fall.
"The mission of our chapter is to increase
awareness about depression, addiction, suicide
and self-injury," said Villani, a UF sophomore.
"We hope that by reaching out to people, we'll be
able to build a strong community."


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About 100,000 visit


downtown art show


Melissa Siver plays the drums for Juliette the Puppet, who is controlled by puppeteer Frances Siver, at
the 28th Annual Downtown Festival and Art Show on Sunday morning.


Designer aprons, hand-carved
wooden spoons and "silverwear-
able" jewelry were only a few exam-
ples of the art displayed at the 28th
Annual Downtown Festival and Art
Show this weekend.
An estimated 100,000 people
wandered through the brick-paved
streets of downtown Gainesville
from City Hall to the Hippodrome
State Theatre, stopping at more than
250 booths showcasing artwork of
all kinds.
From paintings and photographs
to bird baths and pet accessories, the
booths were packed with people
craning to take a peek.
"I've had a great festival," said
Kay Edenfield, a first-time artist to
the festival, "not just monetarily,
which was good, but I met a lot of
great people."


Edenfield said one of the things
that impressed her the most was the
festival was college students she met
at her booth.
She said they were all polite, and
even though most of them could not
afford to buy most of the pieces, they
still stopped and complimented her
on her work.
Lynzee Marmor, a UF creative
photography freshman, volunteered
at the Imagination Station, where
kids could make various crafts and
get their faces painted. She said she
got a chance to look around at all of
the displays before her shift and was
impressed with all of it.
"It's fun to browse," Marmor
said, "and they don't make you feel
obligated to buy, so it's not uncom-
fortable."
ELIZABETH BEHRMAN


New Gainesville grocery store offers a taste of Poland


Prices for products range from 80 cents to $10


By ADAM JALALI
Alligator Contributing Writer

Gainesville residents don't need to hop on
a plane to get a taste of Europe anymore.
The Europe food store, which offers a vari-
ety of Polish treats and more, opened its doors
to customers on Nov. 4.


The store, 3312 SW 35th Blvd., offers an au-
thentic variety of pierogi, sausages, deli meat,
bread, fish, cakes and juices.
"You can't buy these foods anywhere else,"
owner Gosia Krzyszczak said.
Krzyszczak, a UF graduate, moved to
Gainesville in 2004 from Szczecin, Poland, and
decided to open the store two years ago after


her mother came to Gainesville.
Despite European food being generally
expensive, the store's products
Local are quite affordable, said David
News Rosenberg, a UF law student.
The products range from 80
cents to $10.
"It's always nice to know I can try things


I've never eaten before without emptying my
wallet," Rosenberg said.
Krzyszczak said that American students
who've spent time in Europe are frequent cus-
tomers and say the food brings back memories
of their travels.
She plans to add food from other countries,
including Russia and Germany, to the store.
The Europe food store is open from 11 a.m.
to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from
noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday.


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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, 5


Group delivers fuzzy love


* MORE THAN 200 STUFFED
ANIMALS ARE SENT EACH WEEK.

By MELISSA QUINN
Alligator Contributing Writer
In the lobby of the Shands at UF can-
cer unit, a life-size teddy bear stares out at
passers-by. The bear is one of thousands of
stuffed animals distributed by the North
Central Area of the American Cancer So-
ciety's Bears for Cares program.
Victoria Pearson, a social worker at
Shands, started Bears for Cares in 2007.
Since then, volunteers like Margaret Shaw
have collected stuffed animals and given
them to adult cancer patients in 11 coun-
ties, Shaw said.
Bears for Cares began with just teddy
bears, but the group didn't want to reject
other animals, so they began accepting all
kinds, Shaw said.
About 25 volunteers meet on Thurs-
days to sort, wash, brush and tag them.
They are then distributed to Marion, Ala-
chua, Bradford, Union, Gilchrist, Colum-
bia, Hamilton, Levy, Suwannee, Dixie and
Lafayette counties.
Each stuffed animal comes with a card


with information on services offered by the
American Cancer Society, including trans-
portation to and from the doctor's office,
support groups and help with prescription
co-payments, Shaw said.
Each year, thousands of bears are do-
nated to the organization by schools, local
businesses, banks and individuals in the
community. The stuffed animals can be
new or gently used and are cleaned and
packed into bags until they can be distrib-
uted around North Florida, Shaw said.
Each week, more than 200
Local stuffed animals are sent to
News patients.
Shaw said it's common
to see grown men walking
with the bears tucked under their arms or
curled up in bed snuggling with them.
Gwen Carriere, director of the cancer
program at North Florida Regional Medi-
cal Center, said the bears are a tangible
source of comfort. Known as the "Teddy
Bear Lady," Carriere, who treats patients
in the first year of diagnosis, has distrib-
uted more than 400 stuffed animals.
"Patients just love these animals," Shaw
said. "I never envisioned that this program
would be so popular, and who doesn't
love teddy bears?"


Team mentors, collects cans


By ROBERT HILSON
Alligator Contributing Writer
The UF gymnastics team and about two
dozen aspiring 2020 Olympians stocked
local food banks Sunday with enough
canned goods to outweigh a handful of
5-year-olds.
Marching through Gate 4 of the
O'Connell Center at noon, grade-school
gymnasts and their parents donated about
275 pounds of non-perishables before en-
tering the gymnastics studio for the annual
Harvest Food Drive Clinic.
UF gymnasts and coaches guided their
little pupils through an obstacle course of
separate stations, occasionally acting as
impromptu cushions as parents looked on
with cameras in hand.
"It's all she's talked about all weekend,"
said Rachael Smith, 38, of her 10-year-old
daughter, Josie, who's been competing for
two years. "She was even excited about col-
lecting the cans."
Head coach Rhonda Faehn helped lead
warm-up stretching and oversaw the bal-


ance beams. She said that the clinic is just
as beneficial to her gymnasts as it is to the
children who participate.
"It's amazing to be able to interact with
these kids, and it's wonderful to have our
athletes become role models," said Faehn,
who got into gymnastics as a child on the
heels of her next-door
neighbor. "This is a pas-
sion for me, not a job. I
get to come out here for a
good cause and promote
physical activity."
Alicia Goodwin, 20,
an All-American in the
Faehn uneven bars, agreed
with her coach's senti-
ment. "It's great to be able to help out the
community," she said. "And I coach every
summer. It's good to be on the other side."
Nicole Sjoden, 11, who's been taking
gymnastics since she was 5, gathered with
her friends for a photo with the team after
completing the stations. Nicole said her fa-
vorite parts of the afternoon were the tram-
poline and getting to meet the UF team.


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Editorial

Road to Nowhere

Obama shouldn't take

middle road in Afghanistan

Te human cost of the Afghan war has risen sharply in re-
cent months, as evidenced by the headlines that appear all
too frequently. But the financial cost of the war, another
mounting problem, has received less coverage.
At a time when deficits are measured in trillions, a figure
like $54 billion might seem like peanuts. Yet opponents of the
troop surge proposed by Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top com-
mander in Afghanistan, have latched on to this figure, arguing
that it's not a trivial amount by any means.
According to The New York Times, the proposed increase of
40,000 troops will cost an estimated $40 billion to $54 billion per
year. While part of this expense could be offset by $26 billion
in savings from troop withdrawals in Iraq, the addition could
push the overall military budget to $734 billion by 2010.
That would be 10 percent higher than the $667 billion peak
under the Bush administration. Barack Obama, who made early
campaign promises to withdraw from Iraq and eventually scale
down military spending, may soon be spending more than
Bush ever did.
Herein lies Obama's political predicament: He must balance
campaign promises with the realities of a destabilized Middle
East. Afghan security is crumbling, the Taliban is resurgent and
key Pakistani military sites have been attacked in recent months
by militants with Taliban ties.
Opponents of the surge, citing the human and financial costs
of the war, support reductions in troop levels in Afghanistan,
combined with a "surgical strike" effort aimed at terrorist and
militant groups.
So, when faced with two starkly different yet equally dif-
ficult options, which will politically savvy Obama most likely
choose?
Neither. The strategy discussed by most aides is a modest in-
crease in troops: around half of what McChrystal is requesting.
This middle-ground approach may seem politically appealing,
and at half the cost it is certainly cheaper.
But if the top commander in Afghanistan has correctly as-
sessed the situation, this option will produce far less than half
the results. This is because Afghanistan's massive and dispersed
territories are unmanageable without an adequate number of
troops. McChrystal cites the success of the Iraqi troop surge in
supporting his plan.
But generals always ask for more troops, and to control a
diverse set of tribes even with a massive, long-term military
presence is not realistic, according to prominent opponents
of the surge like Vice President Joe Biden. Other critics have
called Afghanistan a "graveyard of empires" in reference to the
numerous military failures seen in the region, notably the So-
viet Union's decadelong war that ended in defeat.
Faced with costs that amount to roughly $1 million per year
for every soldier we put in harm's way (not to mention the cost
of lives lost), we believe that this politically palatable plan is not
the best option.
Obama may choose to draw down troop levels and focus on
targeting terrorist enclaves, even though he'll face fierce criti-
cism at home and the chance that a destabilized Afghanistan
could produce terrorist threats.
He may choose to increase the troop levels by the amount
McChrystal is requesting, in an attempt to stamp out the Tali-
ban and unite the country. This will anger his political base and
has the chance to produce a long, drawn-out conflict.
But by maintaining current levels, or increase troops only
marginally, Obama will surely face the downsides of both
aforementioned options, while Americans will still be in harm's
way and a stable Afghanistan will be just out of reach.
The middle-ground comes at half the cost and has none of
the benefits.


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Ov n Sept. 11 we lost not just lives and concrete build-
ings, but a way of life.
Personal freedoms, or what some considered per-
sonal freedoms, were suddenly suppressed in airports. Fear,
rampant as the rubble still smoldered in New York, Wash-
ington and Pennsylvania, only peaked as letters filled with
anthrax made their rounds. Racial profiling, once frowned
upon, was suddenly left for debate as if it was an option on
the table.
Not all of these things persisted, but a threat that had long
existed in our society came to fruition: our apathy. When tales
of extraordinary rendition (the transfer of prisoners outside
the U.S., where laws governing interrogation are less strin-
gent), illegal domestic wiretapping and torture by our gov-
ernment surfaced, no one took to the streets in sizes similar to
the rallies held over the past year. When it became clear that
we had waged war on false pretenses, we simply accepted an
unbearable fact and moved on. When we were made aware
that there was a detention center in Cuba depriving detain-
ees of the very rights we were spilling our nation's blood for,
there were few rallying calls heard in the halls of our public
conscience.
Tom Junod, Esquire magazine's writer-at-large, once
wrote that the decade we live in is the decade of the "Moral
Bubble," and that it "will not be pricked until we take re-
sponsibility not just for the forty-third president's actions but
for our 'inaction' for all the agreements we've made with-
out awareness, for all the awareness we've come to without
vigilance, for all the times we've touched the easy, insulating
button of our assent."
It wouldn't be fair to dump any or all of our nation's mor-
al shortcomings squarely on George W. Bush's feet. In times
of great crises and challenges, we tend to lose moral high
ground as a society. Even Franklin D. Roosevelt, whose head
graces our dime, issued an executive order that forcibly relo-
cated around 120,000 Japanese Americans to "war relocation


camps" during the World War II.
Yet even when we do freak out,
even when we make real Adlai Ste-
venson's dictum that "it is far easier
to fight for principles than to live up
to them," we eventually redeem our-
Matthew Christ selves. It took 40 years after FDR's
letters@alligator org Japanese internment camps for our
government to offer a legal apology
to the families of those interned. And
now, in 2009, it looks like we have once again found a way
to cope with the shortcomings of our principles in the awful
aftermath of Sept. 11.
Recently we have learned that many accused of organiz-
ing and implementing the Sept. 11 terror attacks will face
trial, not in front of a military tribunal, but in front of a jury
in New York City, just minutes from where the World Trade
Center towers crumbled.
Every instinct tells me that we shouldn't give those who
have confessed to playing a role in Sept. 11 attacks any trial,
much less a civilian trial or any other rights they continually
wish to destroy. But in offering a civilian trial, we will show
that we are no longer steeped in fear, afraid that a courthouse
could become a target or turned into a public platform for
espousing the wicked credo of those like Khalid Sheikh Mo-
hammed; that we are willing to judge not by whatever ex-
treme fanatical sect of Islam the defendants belong to but by
their heinous actions; and that we are willing to disclose any
of the rash shortcomings of our principles that we made out
of confusion and fear to show we are willing to learn from
our mistakes.
This is what a free country does. It's hard, sure, but quite
frankly, I couldn't think of a better justice for those who seek
the end of our freedom than by showing how resilient we
have become since that September morning eight years ago.
Matthew Christ is a political science sophomore. His column
appears on Mondays.


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Letters to the Editor
E-cigarettes shouldn't be banned
I support the campus smoking ban and
free cessation classes for employees, but
proposed regulation UF 2.022 should not
ban e-cigarette usage for simply looking
like smoking.
While their name and shape make them
a fashionable political target, e-cigarettes
contain no tobacco and create only general-
ly harmless nicotine vapor instead of harm-
ful and carcinogenic smoke. Pure nicotine's
similarity to caffeine likely makes their
harm potential closer to that of an espresso,
with the only second-hand risk being social:
to be seen in the company of a "smoker."
Our peer pressure to reduce smoking
should continue, but after watching fam-
ily members fail to quit smoking for de-
cades, we should realize harm reduction
is a worthy principle, too. People deserve
more choices than quitting or dying, and
compelling even some of the U.S.'s 14 mil-
lion smokers to switch to non-smoked nico-
tine sources could yield great public health
gains. UF shouldn't promote these devices
but simply leave regulation to existing laws.
At the very least we should permit very dis-
creet usage, especially for longtime smok-


ers or those who've failed to quit.
Stephen Clay
UFstaff member


Obama's hesitation deserves acclaim
An Associated Press article Thursday
stated that Barack Obama's hesitancy on
Afghan war buildup implies weakness. I
wish world leaders had more of that kind of
weakness. President Obama does not want
to send soldiers into harm's way without a
clear goal, a solid plan and an exit strategy.
I know that Americans are used to
presidents who play cowboy, who say
things like "Bring 'em on" and "Mission
Accomplished" without a second thought,
presidents who send Americans into battle
on falsified weapons reports. But it seems
like our current president understands that
you don't send soldiers into battle without
first nailing down what we're supposed to
be doing and why. So hats off to Obama's
"hesitation." Soldiers are human beings,
not chess pieces. It's about time we get a
president who understands that.
Mark Spivey
Gainesville resident


Gay marriage is inevitable


Gay marriage recently suffered a
devastating setback in Maine. This
loss was made all the worse be-
cause it not only amended the constitution
to outlaw gay marriage, it was also in a
state that previously allowed it.
The self-doubt created from this loss
has caused some to look to the federal
government instead of states for gay
rights legislation. This is a mistake. A state-
orientated campaign is the only strategy
that has any hope for success.
A bill legalizing gay marriage would
be "dead on arrival" in the Senate. There
would be the inevitable filibuster, and
the Democrats would not have the votes
to override it. Democrats might have a
supermajority in the Senate, but they are
not a cohesive bloc. This diversity in the
Democratic Party is what has allowed it to
take power and is not a bad thing; it's just
reality that the Senate will not legalize gay
marriage without overwhelming public
support. The only other option is to look to
the states for gay rights legislation.
Gay rights legislation will happen. The
demographics are with us. A recent study
by the The Pew Research Center for the
People & the Press found that 58 percent of
18- to 29-year-old respondents supported
gay marriage.


Nick Miner Unfortunately,
SpeakingOut its support quickly
tapers off to 22 per-
cent among those
65 and older. There is a clear generation-
al gap in views on gay marriage. Older
Americans are against it while the younger
generations are increasingly supportive of
it. Conservatives and the Republican Party
won this fight, but they have lost the war.
So what is the best short-term strategy?
The answer probably lies in Washington
state's "everything but marriage" law.
This law gives civil unions all the ben-
efits and protections of marriage without
the name. Coupled with this, the same
Pew study found 57 percent of respon-
dents nationwide support civil unions.
This suggests that the best strategy is to
fight for strong civil unions laws that over
time can be expanded to full marriage
equality. This gradual change will help to
minimize backlash. It will allow conser-
vatives time to adjust to societal changes
and see that the world isn't ending. This
gradual process, while requiring the ac-
ceptance of discrimination for a bit longer,
will pay dividends in the end because it
will banish opponents to the irrational
fringe of society.
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Students from the Indian Student Association perform a traditional dance at a celebration of the
Indian new year, or Diwali, at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Sunday night.


DIW ALI, from page 1

lining the stage in a literal representa-
tion of the festival of lights.
The performances fused together
Western and Eastern culture, putting
hip-hop twists on traditional Indian
moves. While some performers shim-
mied under layers of classic Indian
attire, others rocked in cargo pants
and metallic sneakers, paying tribute
to American-Indian fusion.
"A lot of our generation grew up
here," said Devesh Goswami, a UF
electric engineering graduate stu-
dent and performer. "But at the same
time, we're all South Asian. It kind
of represents our generation coming
together."
It was Goswami's first time par-
ticipating in the Diwali Show, a deci-
sion he made after years of watching
the cultural spectacle as an audience
member. He estimated he spent about


30 hours rehearsing for the show.
The show consisted of 17 perfor-
mances by dance groups including
Gator Fusion, Gator Garba, Gator
Bhangra and Gator Raas.
The performances were broken
up by live skits meant to represent a
live Bollywood movie set in the Gator
Nation.
On The performance
Campus also featured a fashion
show, where 96 per-
formers showed off clothing rang-
ing from shimmering saris to formal
dress wear. Instead of strutting down
a runway, participants danced in
pairs, posing between moves.
Dave, who had been a little anx-
ious before the show, said the perfor-
mance was significant to her cultural
roots.
"It's important to incorporate
where we're from [into the dance
routines]," Dave said. "It's a fusion of
two backgrounds."


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Confusion gives grad


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By JOEY FLECHAS
Alligator Contributing Writer

One night in 1995, Beau Thompson
brought a lady home, with hopes of seeing
some action before the night was over.
However, as things in the bedroom be-
gan to heat up, he encountered the bane of
every sexual encounter he was taking too
long to put a condom on.
"I was trying to be responsible, trying
to get one of these rascals on," Thompson
said.
With the lights out, he couldn't see the
condom and couldn't tell which side was
which.
"I just thought to myself, 'There's gotta
be a better way,'" he said.
Thompson, a UF architecture alumnus,
is the inventor of Sensis Condoms with
QuikStrips, a new condom with two poly-
ethylene tabs rolled into it that allows the
user to roll the condom on with ease. The
two strips peel away, like a Band-Aid.
Thompson, 44, said he has always had a
mindset conducive to innovation.
He's been adept with his hands since his
youth. Whether it was building a tree house
or taking apart and reconfiguring his bike,
he had an architect's heart.
His passion for building got him through
the architecture program at UF, where he
said he was surrounded by intense aca-
demic competition that motivated him to
succeed.
After graduating in 1988,
*Thl,..pson started his ar-
:11.J1..cture company,
Ll;..au'Sart Company.
It was after that
night in '95 that he


resolved to improve the design of one the
oldest forms of contraception, a task that
proved no small feat.
As he paid the bills through Beau'Sart,
he struggled to develop any kind of inno-
vation when, as he was taking out the trash
one day, he had an epiphany.
As he pulled the straps of the garbage
bag to tie a knot, it dawned on him: Why
can't a condom have pull-away straps?
Six months later, he had a design, but no
sure way of mass production. After another
six months, a prototype for the manufactur-
ing machine was finished.
Pouring his earnings into his inven-
tion, he wouldn't even let hunger stand in
his way. He had to resort to hunting on a
friend's ranch to put food on the table.
For Thompson, a diet of venison, pork
and turkey had to suffice.
After years of perseverance, his new ma-
chine and condom was met with interest by
Grove Medical LLC, where the product now
has a home and a way to reach markets.
Together with CPA and fellow UF grad-
uate Josh Glick, 37, Thompson is marketing
his invention and looking to make a lasting
impact on the industry.
"All condoms should have this," said
Glick, a Fisher School of Accounting alu-
mus and a firm believer in the potential of
Sensis.
He notes the health factors that make the
condom revolutionary, like the prevention
of flipping condoms after contact
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songs with a few medleys thrown in.
Bondoc was followed by Steve Byrne,
an up-and-coming comedian who
has appeared multiple times on Com-
edy Central, including his own special,
which aired in 2008.
Byrne performed an almost hourlong
routine to the packed amphitheater.
Many of his jokes centered on race, rela-
tionships and sex.
"Asians are good at math. That's not
a stereotype that's fact," joked the
Irish-Korean comedian.
Quest Crew, who headlined the festi-
val, closed with the series of flips, spins,


jumps, kicks and dances that won them
the title of America's Best Dance Crew
and the adulation of the crowd.
In between the main acts, there was
a celebration of UF's Asian-American
students, in keeping with Kaleidoscope
Month's theme, titled "One."
Two students performed a song to
open the show, followed by Gator Fu-
sion, a student dance crew that combines
elements of Bhangra, an Indian form of
dance, and hip-hop.
Other events held during the month
include the Mr. and Miss AASU Pageant,
Rice Bowl and the Asian Food Festival.
Urbano would not release the amount
of money spent on the acts.


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3800 rentals.campusrealtygroup.com 12-
9-09-20-1

$385-3 bed/3 baths open in 4/4 Countryside
condo. Rent alone or with friends! On routes
9 and 35, all utilities included, for Spring or
longer. Call Nalini @ 352.514.3398. 11-23-
10-1


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


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

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

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


Affordable Living & Close to Campus
Huge 2's available for only $678
3500 Windmeadows Blvd
www.spanishtrace.org* 373-1111
12-9-09-75-2

Cobblestone Apartments-NW 23RD BLVD
Move in now or Fall 2010.
2 & 3 Bedroom Townhomes.
Private Bathrooms-W/D-Screened porches
BB Court-Tanning-24 hr fitness-Dog Park
352-377-2801 cobblestoneuf.com
12-9-75-2

A SPECIAL PLACE TO CALL HOME
1 BR from $585
2 BR from $625
3 BR from $755
Tanning*Fitness*Tennis*Pool*Playground
Washer/Dryer*Fireplaces*Pools
Call us for a tour! 376-2507
12-9-09-75-2

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


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Amazing Values @ Arbor Park!
1brs from $539 732+ sq ft
2brs from $599 1015+ sq ft
3brs from $750 1223+ sq ft
Water Included Pet-friendly
335-7275 www.arborpark.com
12-9-09-75-2

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

1 & 2's SPECIAL RATES!
1BR/1 BR $465 2BR/1 BA $569
No Move In Fees! Quiet
Beautiful Pools Pets Loved!
Park Free Across From UF! 372-7555
12-9-09-75-2

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

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

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

No deposit, No move-in fees!!!
Huge 1/1's 2/2's 3/3's
<1 mi from UF! Giant 24hr gym
FREE tanning/FREE cable
*Oxford Manor* (352) 377-2777
These apts kick other apts in the teeth
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Enormous Screened Patio!
W/D-Walk-in closets-Tanning
Fitness Center-Full size bball court
NW 23rd Blvd*352-372-0400
12-9-75-2





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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

ACROSS FROM UF!
Studios $465, includes electric!
Wood floors available. FREE parking.
1225 SW 1 Avenue Pets welcome
372-7111 No move-in fees!
12-9-09-75-2

BRAND NEW REDUCED RATES!
1's, 2's, 3's
Inclusive Pkgs Available
Pet Friendly!
Immediate or Fall Move In
352-374-3866
12-9-09-75-2







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


$399 FOR EVERYTHING
All Inclusive Student Suites
Roommate Match*Feline Friendly!
42" TV*Astroturf Soccer Field
352-271-3131*GainesvillePlace.com
75-2
Action Real Estate Services
Houses to Condos
1-4 BR, Starting at $450
www.action-realtors.com
352-331-1133
12-9-09-75-2


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

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


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

0 Check out our apartments. Priced from
$400-$525. Close to shopping & university.
* Also 3BR/2BA house available. $900/mo.
No section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. 12-9-
09-75-2

FOX HOLLOW
Gated Entry
Ask about our move-in specials!
7301 W Univ Ave
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-2
877-288-2921 352-332-3199
www.cmcapt.com/foxhollow
12-9-09-74-2

REDUCED 1st Mo 1/2 off! 2/2 off of SW 35th
PI, Close to UF & bus route. Great for grad
students! Building is 3 yrs old w/ only 1 prev
tenant. W/D, D/W, tile & carpet in BDs $775/
mo Avail ASAP, no smokers. (904) 386-6485
12-2-09-86-2

FREE Rent until January 2010!!!
Pine Rush
1 bdr. from $459 2bdr. from $639
Near UF and Oaks Mall
Ph. 375-1519 www.gremco.com
11-30-09-85-2

FREE Rent until January 2010!!!
Homestead
2/1 from $629 2/2 from $749
SW Archer Rd. Area
Ph. 376-0828 www.gremco.com
11-30-09-85-2

FREE Rent until January 2010!!!
Gator Village
1 bdr. from $489
Near Downtown and 6th Street
Ph. 372-3826 www.gremco.com
11-30-09-85-2

FREE Rent until January 2010!!!
Sunrise
1bdr. from $435 $300 Amex card
Near UF, Schands and VA
Ph.372-4835 www.gremco.com
11-30-09-85-2

FREE Rent until January 2010!!!
Summer Place
1 bdr. from $435 $300 Amex card.
Just off SW 34th St.
Ph. 376-0828 www.gremco.com
11-30-09-85-2

WALK & BIKE TO UF
1 BR/1 BA $425
* 2BR $450-$620 W/D incl
Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387
www.Gore-Rabell.com 12-9-09-75-2


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


The Grove Villas
Rental Community
12-9- Ask about our Move-in Specials
Gated Community
6400 SW 20th Ave
877-704-2172 888-373-0849
12-9-09-50-2


ONE BLOCK TO UF (WALK TO CLASS)
3 bed 1 1/2 bath House- $1725
3 bed 1 bath Apt (incl. utilities)- $1575
1 bed 1 bath Apt (incl. utlities)- $645
Near SW 1st & 2nd Ave and SW 12th St.
No dogs (available now or spring semester)
Negotiable lease terms
call 352.337.9600 for more info 11-30-55-2

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

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

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

HOUSE avail Dec 1st. 3BR/2BA, 1.5 miles to
UF, near the Landings Apts. On UF bus rte.
Bike to UF. Fenced backyard, fireplace, cent
H/AC. 3627 SW 15th St. $850/mo. Call 327-
2931 or 376-6183 11-25-09-36-2

1BR/1BA apt, $499/mo. 3320 SW 23rd St.
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 paloverde3320@yahoo.com 11-
30-09-35-2


PET'S PARADISE
$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 11-24-
09-30-2


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

HISTORIC DUCKPOND
1BR/1BA apt in vintage house. Hardwood
floors,tile, renovated kitchen, quiet, blocks to
downtown $575 per mo. STUDIO $475/mo.
306 NE 6th St. 379-4952 11-23-09-24-2

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

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


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


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


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


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

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

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


$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.
386-972-4115. Moritae@yahoo.com
11-18--09-15-2

Baxter Cottage
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,
NPets. $650+util. ATucker458@aol.com
11-30-21-2

WWW.BIKETOUF.COM
1 BR from $575
2 BR from $625
3 BR from $745
Tanning*Fitness*Tennis*Pool
Washer/Dryer*Pets Welcome!
Call us for a tour! 377-7401
12-9-09-40-2

FREE Rent until January 2010!!!
Sundowne
Studio from $439 1bdr. from $479
Walk to Butler Plaza
Ph. 377-2596 www.gremco.com
11-30-09-85-2

FREE Rent until January 2010!!!
Courtney Greens
Totally Renovated 1 bdr. from $599
1 MONTH FREE! Near Oaks Mall
Ph. 375-3077 www.gremco.com
11-30-09-85-2

FREE Rent until January 2010!!!
Ashton Square
2/2 from $739 3/2 from $799
1 MONTH FREE! Huge floorplans.
W/D hookup Near Oaks Mall
Ph.333-1120 www.gremco.com
11-30-09-85-2

COTTAGE 1BR/1BA w/carport
$500/mo Near university in historic district.
Call 352-332-8481 11-18-09-10-2

1 Block to UF! GREAT LOCATIONS
1BR and 2BR Apts. See our list at
www.merrillmanagement.net
or call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494x10 11-25-09-13-2

3BR 1.5 BA with family Room
Tile Floors, Laundry Room,
Central H &Air, Carport
319 NW 16th Avenue
$800/Mo. Call Merrill Management
Inc 352-372-1494 11-25-09-13-2

2BR 1 BA Apt 1 BLK TO UF!
Grad II Apts Special: $675/Mo
Central H &Air, Dishwasher
1236 Sw 4th Avenue. Call
Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494x10 11-25-09-13-2

1BR 1BA, Grad II Apts
1Blk to UF! Central H & Air,
Carpet, Laundry Fac. On site,
Inclds Wtr, Swg, Pst Cntrl &
Garbage. $500/Mo. 1236 SW
4th Avenue. Call Merrill
Management Inc 352-372-1494 11-25-09-
13-2

1BR 1BA Apt, Central H & Air
2 Blks to UF, Carpet, xtra room
1029 Sw 3rd Avenue $500/Mo
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 11-25-09-13-2

2 BLKS TO NORMAN HALL!
2BR 1 BA Apts $600/Mo
5 Blks to UF, Central H &Air
Laundry Fac. Carpet, Pets Allowed.
829 Sw 5th Avenue.
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 11-25-09-13-2

2BR 1BA, Carpet, Window A/C,
Nat gas ht. 1 BLK to UF $600/Mo
1216 SW 3rd Avenue. Call
Merrill Management Inc 352-372-1494
X10 11-25-09-13-2


2901 NW 14th Street
1BR 1BA Apt Near Sams
Club. Carpet, Window A/C,
Nat gas ht. Inclds Wtr, Swg,
pst control and garbage. $425/Mo
Rental Refs a must! Call
Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 11-25-09-13-2


3BR House for rent
Wood floors, front/back porch. 2035 NW 35th
Ave. Close to UF, SFC busline. $750/mo.
Available now. Flex lease. 352-318-8822
11-18-09-8-2

Move In Ready. Close to Campus and
Shands 1,2,3,& 4 bedrooms & individual
leases. Campus Realty 352-692-3800 rent-
als.campusrealtygroup.com 12-9-09-20-2

Two bedroom one bath condo for only $450
per month. Move in ready. On busline.
Washer/Dryer and Dishwasher. Will not last
long. Campus Realty 352-692-3800
rentals.campusrealty.org 12-9-09-20-2

$475-Female only for 1/1 in 3/3 Campus
View Condos. Furnished living/dining,
W/D,3rd Floor Unit, Newly built. Bedroom
furn available. Lease ends July 2010. Walk
to campus, shands, VA. 727-776-7098 11-
24-10-2

2 BR / 2.5 BTH Townhouse
Kensington North 3870 SW 20th Ave.
BRAND NEW tile & carpet, W/D, D/W,
INCLUDES utils & ethernet, pets welcome
Only $800/mo. Call 561.251.5425 11-23-
09-8-2

2 BR 2.5 Bath Townhouse behind UF Hilton
off of 34th St. Washer/Dryer $600 Call 352-
860-2202 11-20-7-2

2/2 ROCKWOOD VILLAS CONDO $750
Avail Dec. 2009 or Spring 2010.
Gladys or Dan at 786-201-1158 or 305-491-
7333. OR gladysazocar@yahoo.com 11-
19-09-6-2

* 3BR/1BA HOUSE
819 NW 10th Ave $850/mo
* 2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE
7209 SW 45th PI. $600/mo
No pets. Call Geri 352-538-1114 11-30-09-
10-2

Dramatically reduced rent of $350 for 1 BR
downtown townhouse. Sublease could start
anytime after mid December. Vaulted ceil-
ings, huge bedroom with private bathroom.
Call 352-870-5004 11-30-10-2

Close to UF. Lg rm in a nice NW home.
Fenced back yard. 375/mo. Washer/dryer.
Cable internet/TV. Mike 352-316-3930 11-
19-09-5-4

FIRST MONTH FREE MILLRUN CONDO
Close to UF, cute & clean 2BD/2BA
1000sq ft, storage/laundry room with W/D
hk-ups, pool. Pets considered. Rent $695/
mo Phone (352) 359-8311 12-9-09-17-2

Lowest Prices in Town!!!
Efficiencies starting at $325.00(walk to
Law School), 4 bedroom houses(Close to
Campus)from $795.00, Pay no rent until
Jan. 2010. Associates Realty 352-372-7755
12-1-09-10-2

2BR/1BA 7 Blocks E of UF. Cable, water,
internet incl. $850, FMR free, $500 SD &
LMR. Also for sale $139K. Bosshardt Realty
info@KristenAndRebecca.com 11-20-09-
5-2

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 11-20-
09-5-2


New 1BR/1BA in 3/2 for spring/summer 2
blocks from UF for $650 negotiable. Female.
Easy to move-in w/parking & furn avail. Util,
W/D, internet included. Call 954-593-6753
11-16-09-6-3

Rent huge master bedroom at Sabal Palms!
2 blocks from UF!
Private bath, granite countertops,
washer and dryer. $710.
Available Spring and Summer 407-496-4610
11-23-10-3

DEC FREE: lbr/lba in 2br/2ba. Female to
share in Looking Glass Apts. Walk to cam-
pus. Washer/Dryer, Lease to August. $495/
month + 1/2 utilities. 352-871-0162 11-20-
09-8-3


Sublease 1BR/1BA in a 4/4 at Gainesville
Place. $399/mo. furnished with W/D. Utilities,
internet, and cable included. Available
January-August
Call (727)804-4765 11-19-5-3

Own bedroom, own bathroom. 3 male
roommates. Gainesville Place apart-
ments. $400/month. January through
May. 717-756-2429 11-20-5-3

Female roommate wanted! sublease spring.
$520/mo, 6 bdrm big house, awesome loca-
tion! 3 min walk to Campus & 5 min walk
to Sor. Row! free park spot, 2ba, 2 kitchen,
porch, firepl, Lg rm, wd floors. Call (772)216-
5773 11-20-5-3

Large 1 Bedroom in 4/2. Spring/Summer
2010. 1.5 miles to campus and on the bus
route. Clean house, quiet roommates, wash-
er/dryer, dishwasher, new carpet. Pets ok.
$305/month. call 850-525-4532 11-23-09-
6-3


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


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
11-23-09-30-4

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 11-23-
25-4

1BR/1BA or 2BR/2BA avail Jan 1st.
for responsible mature individual. $400-$800/
mo OBO + utils. Brandywine on Archer Rd.
yttek@hotmail.com or 305-332-6566 11-20-
09-21-4

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

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

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
11-20-15-4

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

A clean, preprofessional, non-smoking room-
mate for a 2/2.5 townhome close to UF and
Santa Fe. $400 + 1/2 of the utilities (cable
and internet included), W/D, Bdr unfurnished.
Contact Gene at 561-827-4970. 11-20-09-
10-4

Female roommate needed, 4/2.5 townhouse,
1-75 and Newberry, all included, gated, $400
baezwpa@bellsouth.net 954-557-4769
1-19-09-30-4

$385-Female roommate needed for 1/1 in
4/4 Univ. Terrace condo with all utilities in-
cluded, fully furnished, on routes 12 and 35,
very clean, for Spring or longer. Call Anu @
352-262-0628. 11-23-10-4







MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, 11


Roomate wanted at Madison Pointe fur-
nished 2br-2bath Spring Semester. I am
a male 5th year eng. student graduating in
spring. Contact for more info at
oshea03@ufl.edu or call 352-231-2709. 11-
18-5-4


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


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


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


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


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

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
11-17-8-5


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


I A A N Want the Inside Scoop on
I A P L A N Medical School?

Medical School Insider
1-800-KAP-TEST Thurs, Nov. 19th 7:00 9:00 PM
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BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 12-9-09-74-6

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

BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in plas-
tic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can
deliver. 12-9-09-74-6

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

Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
12-9-74-6

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 12-9-09-74-6

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

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 12-
9-74-6

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

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

**BEDS ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $100 Queen $125 King $200**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
12-9-74-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$130 352-377-9846.12-9-74-6

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

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

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

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

SOFA $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still
in pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 12-9-74-6


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







COMPUTER
12-9-74-7

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

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


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





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

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

THE ORIGINAL RALLY TOWEL. YOU'VE
SEEN THEM IN THE STADIUM, NOW
GET YOUR OWN. THE ORIGINAL RALLY
TOWEL. JUST HOW BIG OF A FAN ARE
YOU? www.therallytowel.com 11-24-09-
14-10

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





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

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

***GatorMoto***
Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator
Grads! New scooters starting at$999. No legit
shop can beat these prices! lyr Warranties
included. 376-6275GatorMoto.com 12-9-09-
75-11

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

***www.BuyMyScooter.com***
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 12-9-09-75-11

GATORMOTO Gville's #1 service facility. We
repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups avail-
able. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest
turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we
know how to treat our customers! 376-6275
12-9-09-75-11

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

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


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

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


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


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


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


I BUY CARS & TRUCKS
Call Anytime 352-339-5158
11-30-09-50-12

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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







12, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009


1995 gold Mazda MX-6; 135,000 miles
Manual transmission, fully loaded,
looks and runs great, high mpg.
email:tracker1833@ufl.edu
ph:561-376-9509 11-18-09-5-12


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

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


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

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 11-20-09-74-13
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-
20-09-74-13


This newspaper assumes no responsibility
for injury or loss arising from contacts made
through advertising. We suggest that any
reader who responds to advertising use cau-
tion and investigate the sincerity of the ad-
vertiser before giving out personal informa-
tion or arranging meetings


the independent florida


alligator

RETAIL ADVERTISING MANAGER
FULL TIME POSITION
Sales driven person to train student sales
staff in outside newspaper advertising sales.
Motivator needed who works well with a
constantly changing staff.
Duties include training university students
in outside newspaper sales, layout and
copy writing. Must work well within and
meet daily deadlines. Good organizational
skills a must. Newspaper ad sales back-
ground an advantage. Modest salary, good
benefits and excellent working environment.
With resume, send cover letter that must
include salary requirements, to: General
Manager, The Independent Florida Alligator,
PO 14257,Gainesville,FI 32604 or
email to tcarey@alligator.org.
No phone calls please. EOE

LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, personal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 12-9-75-14


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


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


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


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

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

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


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

Graduate debt-free. Earn cash while attend-
ing college. For a confidential interview call
1-800-577-2021 & please leave your name &
number TWICE 12-9-68-14

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

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

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

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

Hair models wanted for long hair in motion
studies. Hip-length or longer only. No experi-
ence necessary. $70 to $120 and hour. Call
352 792-1824 modelslh@yahoo.com
11-19-09-12-14

Barn help needed 1 day per week
Exchange for boarding or lessons
EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
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.
11-16-09-8-14

Spring Design Internship!
352 Media Group is seeking young artists
with experience in
Fireworks or Photoshop to learn from our
Web design
team. Interested? Email
Internship@352media.com for details! 11-
19-09-10-14

Spring Programming Internship!
352 Media Group is seeking talented stu-
dents with experience in Web programming
and development.
Interested? Email
Internship@352media.com for details! 11-
19-10-14

GET PAID TO TAKE NOTES! Email your
course listing and a brief description about
yourself to ufl@sharenotes.com
START EARNING TODAY! 11-20-09-10-14


University of Florida
Survey Research Center
408 W University Ave. suite 106
Mon-Fri 9am-9pm
392 2908 ext. 105
$8/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES 12-9-
09-20-14

Sales rep for Internet finance company.
Must work independently & meet deadlines.
Strong attention to detail & organization.
Research skills required. Sales experience
a plus. Salary starts at $24k/year + commis-
sion. Send resume to jobs@nationaltech-
mark.com or fax 1-866-728-4579 w/Financial
Sales in subject. 11-23-09-10-14

Programmer needed w/experience in ASP
&/or ASP.net, Javascript programming, re-
lational databases, Perl &/or PHP, Ajax,
JSON, & semantic web development w/
CSS. $32,000/yr commensurate w/exp. Fax
1-866-728-4579 or jobs@nationaltechmark.
com w/"Programmer" in Subject. 11-23-
09-10-14

Bench Scientist: Self-motivated individual
with strong problem-solving skills to work in
analytical testing. Knowledge of ELISA meth-
odology and basic immunology is desirable.
Basic laboratory skills, attention to detail, and
ability to manage multiple projects required.
B.S. in scientific field preferred; laboratory ex-
perience may be substituted. Email resume
to info@elisa-tek.com. 11-16-09-5-14

Sitter/math tutor needed for 2nd & 6th grade
girl & boy. Transport from school to home.
week days: M T W F 3p to 6:30p, sometimes
to midnight. Some Sundays: 1 la to midnight.
Contact 352-332-6465 11-16-09-4-14

PRC NOW HIRING
Find a job you'll love. Immediate Openings
for Customer Care Representatives. $10.00
to $10.50 per hour. Paid Training and mul-
tiple schedules available. For more informa-
tion contact us at 386-326-5030 or 386-326-
5008 or apply online at www.prcnet.com
1-5-09-20-14

$10 Gift Card to Sign Up!

The first 50 women and 50 men that sign up
for www.takemeintrade.com with a real photo
and detailed profile with receive a $10 iTunes
Gift Card. 11-20-09-7-14

Students wanted to provide personal care
assistance to a child with developmental dis-
abilities. Afternoons 3-7p. Vehicle needed.
Apply at Vendorslynz@gmail.com Attach
resume 11-17-09-3-14

Horseperson: Live rent free on small horse
farm 12 mi from University in exchange for
40 hours work/month. Must have references.
Call 386-462-3725 to arrange interview. 11-
17-09-2-14

Busy primary care clinic looking for a recep-
tionist that is a detail oriented self starter,
that is able to multi-task and has impeccable
people skill. Qualified applicants call 352-
371-3212, askforAlex. 11-18-09-3-14

--- FAN PHOTOGRAPHERS NEEDED ---
UF Football Home Games (BHG Stadium)
$7.50 $25/hr + Paid Training.No Exp.Req.
Enthusiastic/Hardworking. Equipment prov.
CONTACT: ufphotomanagerl@gmail.com
11-20-09-5-14


IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 12-9-75-15

EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250' x
160' riding ring, round pen &jump paddock.
Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19 sepa-
rate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-3175
everglade-equestrian.com 12-9-74-15

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


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

TLC HORSEBOARD
All facilities & amenities, quality instruc-
tion; 15 minutes from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Ctr. 12-9-75-15

HORSE BOARDING
Hourly work available. 12 x 12 stall cement
block barn. Good grass turnout with room to
run! Limited # of stalls available. $350/mo.
352-472-2627 for info & directions. 12-9-
09-74-15

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


T-SHIRT SCREEN PRINTING
Greeks-Sports-Clubs-Bands
*Call or Stop by for a QUOTE*
MONSTER PRESS 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (in Spin Cycle)
12-9-74-15

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

Gator Slide Farm: Horse boarding.
Owner housing. Dressage, stadium jumping,
X-country. Lessons/schooling opportunities.
Feeding/mucking mitigate monthly charges.
Visitors always welcome. Contact Dibbie
352.466.3538 or gtrslfrm@aol.com 1-7-09-
120-15

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

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

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

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

BEGINNER GUITAR & PIANO LESSONS
For ALL ages.
My EXPERIENCE: 10 yrs-guitar & a lifetime-
piano. If interested call 352-256-3800 or
email gidonherman00@gmail.com 11-19-
45-15


FLOOR COVERING
James R. Langford Inc.
Carpet Vinyl Repairs
Restretches Installs
Call Jim 352-222-8827
12-1-14-15


GOT A TICKET?
TAKE TRAFFIC SCHOOL 100% ONLINE
STATE OF FLORIDA APPROVED
NO POINTS ON LICENSE
www.EasyTrafficSchoolNow.com 1-8-20-
15


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


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


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


Think you're pregnant?
Free pregnancy tests & referrals
Free, confidential advising
For appt., call 352-367-2716
A Woman's Answer Medical Center 12-8-
38-16


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


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

SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES

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

IMMIGRATION LAW
Marriage Green Cards
Employment Visas & Naturalization
www.ruthlaw.com (352) 335-6748
2-2-40-18


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


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


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


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


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







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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009


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Macklin overcomes slow start to lead Florida rout

U THE JUNIOR HAD 13 POINTS AND EIGHT
REBOUNDS IN HIS REGULAR-SEASON DEBUT.

By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@allgator org

Vernon Macklin's regular-season debut for Florida
couldn't have started much worse.
In the first 54 seconds of Sunday's game, he had an
early layup blocked against the backboard, committed
an over-the-back foul and he was subbed out for sopho-
more Kenny Kadji a little more than two minutes into
the first half.
After UF coach Billy Donovan reminded the 6-foot-
10 junior center to relax and not try to do too much,
Macklin returned to the floor and went on to finish with
13 points, eight rebounds and three blocks in UF's 74-
46 season-opening win against Stetson in the O'Connell
Center.
Macklin struggled down low against outsized oppo-
nents in the Gators' two exhibition games, but he had a
meeting with Donovan earlier in the week to talk about
some of the things that were bothering him.
Donovan texted Macklin and invited him to watch
film, and the two talked about the outside pressure of
the center being the team's savior in the post and the
added suspense of not having played a regular-season
game since the 2007-08 season.
"I just had to relax," Macklin said. "I was trying to
go out there and try to do too much instead of relaxing.
Once I sat back and relaxed, I felt better." Andrew Stanfill Alligator Staff
The resulting tension had Macklin thinking too much UF center Vernon Macklin battles Stetson defenders while going for a layup during the Gators' 74-46 win over Stetson

SEE HOOPS, PAGE 14 on Sunday. He finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and three blocks.


Meyer, Spurrier not to be compared


COLUMBIA, S.C.
t has been almost five full seasons
since Steve Spurrier took over as South
Carolina's coach, but as I watched his
post-game press conference on the video
screen at Williams-Brice Stadium, it still
felt unnatural.
Spurrier was his usual self (of Justin
Trattou's game-changing interception
off a deflection, Spurrier deadpanned:
"That's not what we were trying to do"),
it's just that my first thought upon seeing
him is that he's at Florida.
Obviously, I know better, but that
split-second of confusion is something
that will never really go away, no matter
how many wins Urban Meyer puts up in
Gainesville.
Spurrier was one of the best players
in school history, then took the Gators to
new heights and established the program
as a national power.
Meyer resurrected the team from me-
diocrity and is on his way to making it
the country's premier football school.
Those are two different accomplish-


ments, and there's
no comparison for
their places in UF
history.
As far as wins go,
Mike McCall national titles trump
all in mybook, mean-
Like I See It ing Meyer is the top
mmccall@alligator org dog.
But there's more
to this discussion.
It's really about the places these two hold
in the hearts of Florida fans.
I can't judge that, but I get the sense
that most of the Gators faithful like see-
ing Spurrier win, even though he coaches
a team in the same division.
If Meyer winds up at Kentucky one
day (ha!) or Notre Dame or even succeed-
ing Bill Belichick with the New England
Patriots, I don't consider it a lock for that
to happen.
There's a lot to say for the person who
establishes a team or even a business as
successful, and that can never be taken
SEE MCCALL, PAGE 14


Hopes of 19th title fade


By ANTHONY CHIANG
Alligator Writer
achlang@alllgator org

As the final kill fell on the Gators'
side of the net, so did their dreams of
winning a 19th consecutive conference
title.
On Friday, No. 10 Florida was de-
feated by No. 19 LSU for the second
time this season 3-1 (24-26, 25-23, 25-19,
25-17).
With just three more conference
matches remaining, the Gators (20-4,
14-3 Southeastern Conference) have
only a slim chance at the conference
championship. The loss put them two
and a half matches behind SEC leader
Kentucky and one and a half matches
behind LSU (22-5, 16-2 SEC).
"That was a really good LSU team,
probably one of the best SEC teams I
have ever played," senior libero Elyse


Cusack said.
The first set was the only bright spot
for UF, as they were able to rally from a
16-10 deficit to eventually win the open-
ing round. But LSU returned the favor
in the second frame as they trailed 17-13
but still found a way to
S pull it out.
"Going into the
locker room we joked
around how we stole
Volleyball the game one and they
stole game two," Cu-
sack said. "But we went into the locker
room tied 1-1, and we just didn't come
out strong enough."
After the first two sets, it got ugly for
the Gators 16 service errors never al-
lowed them to get any sort of momen-
tum. Cusack attributed the errors to the
team's attempt to keep the LSU offense
out of system with aggressive serves.
SEE VOLLEYBALL, PAGE 14


* Patriots coach Bill Belichick performed one of the all-time worst coaching
maneuvers Sunday night, deciding to go for fourth and 2 from his own 28 while
leading by six with just more than two minutes left. You do that for laughs
in Madden, not in the NFL.... After USC's 18-15 win over Ohio St., how many
people would've pegged the Buckeyes as the only team headed to Pasadena?


* Student tickets to the game go on
sale at 6 p.m. today. They are $45,
nontransferable and limited to one
per person. Log on to gatorzone.
com/tickets/students to buy.


E The UF women's cross country team won
the NCAA South Regional with three of the
top-four finishers, including a win by Rebec-
ca Lowe. The UF women's basketball team
won its season opener against Stetson.






14, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009


UFSOCCER

Gators season ends in NCAA second round


By TYLER JETT
Alligator Writer
tjett@alligator org

One miscue made for an
abrupt end.
Playing a sport where scores
are invaluable, a steal by mid-
fielder Rachael Axon led to an
Oregon State golden goal, end-
ing the game and No. 9 Florida's
season in the second round of the
NCAA Tournament 1-0 Sunday.
"We're all going to be back,
and we're going to keep work-
ing just as hard," said sophomore
Lindsay Thompson, UF's leading
scorer this season.
But that news is no consola-
tion for Florida's five seniors,
who will never don a Gators
uniform again. While the team
was dominated by youth with 23
underclassmen, the seniors av-
eraged 62 minutes of action per
game.
The class, led by three-time
All-SEC First-Team selection and
Southeastern Conference De-


fender of the Year Lauren Hyde,
will leave Gainesville with four
SEC Championship rings.
But it could not provide the
answer Sunday.
After Axon stole the ball in
Florida's defensive third, she sent
a through pass to sophomore
Melinda Ingalls inside the box.
Ingalls then fired a shot from 16
yards out, beating Gators goal-
keeper Katie Fraine to her right
in the 99th minute.
"I honestly take responsibil-
ity for that goal because that's
something I should have saved,"
Fraine said. "...My job is those
shots, and I wasn't set."
After Ingalls scored the game-
winner, Fraine sat in front of the
goal, throwing her gloves on the
ground in disgust while the rest
of the team stood in shock.
After struggling early in the
year, coach Becky Burleigh put
more of an emphasis on team de-
fense, and the backline respond-
ed by stringing off six shutouts in
seven games leading up to Sun-


day.
The only goal Florida surren-
dered during that stretch was in
a 1-0 loss to South Carolina on
Nov. 6, and that score came on a
penalty kick.
The turnover aside, UF's de-
fense played well against Oregon
State, and Burleigh said the big-
ger problem was the Gators at-
tack, as Florida
failed to put a
shot on goal all
game.
The Beavers
played with
five midfielders
and pressured
the Gators each
time a UF play-
er touched the ball, exploiting
Florida's youth.
After senior forward Ashlee
Elliott suffered a torn ACL in her
left knee in just the third game of
the season, Burleigh looked to the
team's underclassmen to provide
offense and UF's top-five scorers
were freshmen and sophomores.


Unfortunately for the Gators,
the inexperienced offensive
weapons disappeared in the most
important game of the season.
The young players, who had sur-
prised conference rivals all year
by playing with poise, picked the
most agonizing time to experi-
ence growing pains.
"Being such a youth-oriented
team right now, I think (the loss)
will be really good for us," Fraine
said.
Florida's underclassmen actu-
ally played better as the year pro-
gressed and the games became
more important.
The last 15 goals of the season
were from freshmen and sopho-
mores. With Elliott set to return
next season after receiving a
medical redshirt, the Gators at-
tack should be more dangerous
next year.
That won't ease the end of this
season.
"I would have given anything
to keep playing with my seniors,"
Thompson said.


Senior opposite hitter Marina Skender was
a constant force for the Tigers as she racked
up 20 kills on 64 attempts while also digging
up 15 balls.
"Marina may in fact be the best volleyball
player in the league," UF coach Mary Wise
said. "What she does for that team in all as-
pects of the game is pretty elite."
Another one of the top players in the con-
ference, UF sophomore setter Kelly Murphy,
grabbed her eighth triple-double of the sea-
son against the Tigers with 13 kills, 29 assists
and 15 digs.
However, much of the talk before the
match was about LSU's senior middle blocker
Brittnee Cooper, who domi-
Snated the Gators in their
first matchup. On Friday,
she recorded 16 kills to go
Volleyball along with a .500 hitting ef-
ficiency. In the final set, she
could not be stopped as she
knocked down six of her kills on just as many
attempts.
"In the fourth game, she kind of took
over," Murphy said. "I feel like we kind of
contained her in the first two games, but after
that, she just went off and we had no answer
for her."
The two losses to the Tigers this season
marks the first time the Gators have lost twice
to a conference opponent in the regular sea-
son under Wise.
"LSU is a really tough matchup for us.
What they do well, we have trouble stop-
ping," Wise said. "I'm just glad we are done
playing them."

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away.
It's why Alabama coach
Nick Saban can't be upset that
replicas of Alabama coach-
ing great Paul "Bear" Bryant's
hat are worn during Crimson
Tide games and sold in grocery
stores.
Saban isn't competing with
Bryant, just like Meyer isn't


UF sophomore Kelly Murphy sets the
O'Connell Center on Friday.


Ig with Spurrier's leg- Spurrier.
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Spurrier gave Florida its George
place in the landscape of sports, was first
getting it there as much with Abrah
his wit and persona as with his kept the
winning record. two?
Meyer can't duplicate or bet- FDR
ter that. through
He was faced with a differ- World W
ent challenge and began with a There
different set of resources than cide, anc


Matt Tripp/ Alligator Staff
ball during the Gators' 3-1 loss to LSU in the


ke arguing over the
,ident of all time. Is it
Vashington because he
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Lam Lincoln because he
nation from tearing in


be remembered for their unique
set of hardships and triumphs.
It's the same way with Spur-
rier and Meyer.
They represent different
things to different people, and
while it's perfectly fine to have a
favorite, there can't be a broad,


for serving 12 years quasi-objective champ.
economic crisis and Everyone should be able
ar II? to agree on one thing though:
's no real way to de- They both beat the pants off
I each of them should Ron Zook.


Parsons'3


extends


580-game


streak

HOOPS, from page 13

on the court, which Donovan
said was even visible in the
way Macklin stood.
"He's a great athlete when
his knees are bent and he's
ready to go, and he's an av-
erage athlete and average
player when his knees are
straight up and down," Don-
ovan said. "He can control all
the things that are going to
make him a good player and
help our team."
Joining Macklin in the
starting frontcourt, power
forward Alex Tyus led the
team with 13 rebounds, 10 of
them on the defensive end,
and added 12 points for the
sixth double-double of his
career.
Forward Chandler Par-
sons came off the bench to
score a team-high 14 points.
His final 3 points, which
came with 33 seconds left in
the game, kept Florida's 580-
game streak with at least one
3-pointer alive.
"I honestly had no idea 'til
I walked in the locker room
and (UF athletics director)
Jeremy Foley told me about
it," Parsons said. "I noticed
at first that it got really loud,
but I'm honored to keep the
streak alive."
Parsons' streak-saving
three came after UF missed its
first 12 from beyond the arc,
putting the team's 3-point
percentage at 7.7 percent, a
far cry from the its 52.5-per-
cent shooting from the field
and 11-for-15 performance
from the free throw line.
"We had a pretty good
opportunity to go 0-fer from
the game," Donovan said
about his team's poor outside
shooting. "Generally, when
you struggle like that behind
the 3-point line, you have
that many turnovers and
there's no flow offensively,
it can really carry over to the
defensive end of the floor."
But the Gators' defense
didn't struggle at all against
the Hatters, holding them
to only nine points in the
game's opening 17 minutes
and 28.6 percent shooting for
the game. UF used its full-
court press early and often,
forcing 18 turnovers, nine of
which came in the first half.
"We were able to force
them to go deep into the shot
clock, didn't really give up
any easy shots coming out of
the press and didn't give up
a lot of easy baskets early in
transition," Donovan said.


LSU first SEC opponent to sweep season series under Wise

VOLLEYBALL, from page 13






MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 15


Florida defense holds South Carolina to 41 yards
FOOTBALL, from page 1 Now, UF looks to polish itself with three Dec. 5.


Gators had allowed 210 yards or less in the
entirety of four conference games (Tennessee,
Kentucky, LSU and Vanderbilt).
That was a big reason why UF (10-0, 8-0
SEC) held only a three-point advantage at
halftime tied with the Mississippi State
game for its slimmest lead at intermission this
season.
"Seeing what the score was after the first
half of this game was pretty much like, 'Man,
the season's on the line. We're only up by
three points. We're not used to this. We need
to come out firing on all cylinders,'" linebacker
Ryan Stamper said, "and we did."
South Carolina (6-5, 3-5 SEC) had only
41 total yards after the break, although the
game's outcome may have been altered by a
single play. After three quarters, the Game-
cocks trailed by just three points and faced a
third and 3 at the UF 22-yard-line.
Stephen Garcia dropped back and threw a
pass intended for Moe Brown, but the pass hit
off Brown's facemask and went up in the air.
Florida defensive end Justin Trattou
grabbed it and ran it back 53 yards. Tim Tebow
ran it in from 1 yard out four plays later, and
UF had a 10-point lead with 13:25 to go.
"That was huge. The whole field was tilt-
ing," Meyer said. "The field shifted back. Mo-
mentum completely swung. You felt it in the
stadium. That'll go down in history as one of
the great plays."


weeks left until a biC Championship Game
date with No. 2 Alabama (10-0, 7-0 SEC) on


The ottense came out rolling, scoring 17
points on its first three drives, including a


Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
Defensive end Jermaine Cunningham pressures South Carolina's Stephen Garcia dur-
ing UF's 24-14 win in Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday.


* Florida 24, South Carolina 4,


Cunningham continues to come on strong, retaking the team
lead in sacks after two in the fourth quarter Saturday. All
of the senior's sacks have come in the last six games, and
I his play was key to a Florida defense that allowed minus-20
yards on 11 plays during South Carolina's final three pos-
Ssessions.
Jermaine
Cunningham 6 tackles (5 solo), 2 tackles for loss (2
DE, Sr. sacks), 2 quarterback hurries


Cooper was two dropped would-be touchdowns from hav-
ing a performance that would go down in history. Alas, his
career-long-tying 68-yard catch-and-run touchdown on a
deep slant route gave Florida the early 7-0 and settled down
the raucous South Carolina crowd. The senior had his first-
ever 100-yard day in SEC play and leads the team with six
touchdown catches.
3 rec, 112 yds, 1 TD


Joe naaen
CB, Jr.


Klley
Cooper
WR, Sr.


Haden contributed in almost every stat category Saturday
night, despite having a less-than-stellar first half in which he
blew coverage that resulted in a touchdown. He led the team
in tackles Saturday night and came back after halftime with a
forced fumble and an interception on South Carolina's final
drive.
11 tackles (10 solo), 1 tackle for
loss (1 sack), 2 forced fumbles, 1
INT, 1 pass breakup


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Justin Trattou's interception and 53-
yard return in the fourth quarter that
led to a game-clinching Tim Tebow
TD run four plays later.
Emmanuel Moody's 17-yard second-
quarter touchdown run, his first
career SEC score, on an option pitch
From Tebow.
Riley Cooper's 68-yard catch-and-
run for a touchdown on Florida's
I first possession.


in second half
68-yard catch-and-run from Tebow to Coo-
per. But Florida struggled in the second half,
scoring only on the short field after Trattou's
interception. The Gators' average second-half
starting field position was the Gamecocks'
40-yard-line, and UF had four scoreless pos-
sessions that started in South Carolina terri-
tory.
Two would-be touchdowns that hit off of
Cooper's fingertips didn't help.
"We took the shots down the field," Meyer
said. "I'm so tired of seeing balls go off finger-
tips. We have to (make those). We all know
what's coming down the road."
There is, however, something to be said for
Florida's ability to find a way to win. Players
and coaches alike said after the game that they
have come to expect a game-changing play
like Trattou's.
So despite the continuing red-zone strug-
gles (UF ranks 94th in the country) and al-
though Caleb Sturgis missed three of four field
goals including a 29-yarder in the fourth quar-
ter, the Gators were singing with the band for
the 20th straight time Saturday night.
And they feel all these close games UF
has won half of its games by 10 points or less
- leave them better off.
"To be battle-tested, to find a way to win
that game, as opposed to finding a way not to
win that game," Meyer said. "In '07, we found
a way to lose several of those games. In '08,
we found a way to win them, and '09 we have
found a way to win a couple."


TURNING POINT
Trailing by three at the start of the
fourth quarter, South Carolina faced
third and 3 at the UF 22-yard-line. On
the next play, Justin Trattou caught
a pass that hit off Moe Brown's
facemask and returned it 53 yards to
the Gamecocks 26-yard-line. Tebow
ran it in from 1 yard out four plays later
to seal a 24-14 win.


KEY STAT

41
Offensive yards by
South Carolina in
its six second-half
possessions.


SCORE BY QUARTERS
1 2 3 4 Final


UF 10 7 0 7




SC 7 7 0 7


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