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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009


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'swine whiners'


* PROFESSORS CAN NOW
REQUIRE DOCTOR'S NOTES.

By CAROLYN TILLO
Alligator Staff Writer

Students will no longer be able
to fake a case of swine flu to avoid
looming exams and research pa-
pers.
Associate Provost Bernard Mair
released a memo to university
deans, directors and department
chairs last week explaining pro-
fessors can now require students
to provide medical documentation
of illness if they miss exams or fail
to turn in assignments during fi-
nals week.
UF spokesman Steve Orlando
said documentation was not re-


quired earlier in the semester be-
cause the university wanted to
make it as easy as possible for sick
students to stay home.
But Orlando said the number of
swine flu cases has lessened.
Orlando said he predicts some
faculty members will take ad-
vantage of the opportunity to re-
quire written proof
Student of illness, especially
Life as students may be
tempted to be dishon-
est as finals approach.
"For some students, the temp-
tation may be greater toward the
end of the semester," he said.
Paul D'Anieri, dean of the Col-
lege of Liberal Arts and Sciences,
said he does not think the policy
described in the memo will have a
SEE SWINE, PAGE 9


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Let It Glow
Sumera Chohan, 19, Azmaina Chowdhury, 18, and Mansi Baid, 19, hold candles at the
Mumbai Terror Attacks First Year Anniversary Remembrance Vigil at the Reitz Union Amphi-
theatre on Monday night. See Story, Page 3.


UF kicks off AIDS day


By JARED MISNER
Alligator Staff Writer

Condoms and candy canes were an
unlikely pair Monday night in the Reitz
Union Grand Ballroom as the beginning
of the holiday season fused with global
health concerns.
UF's recognition of World AIDS Day
began with about 200 people attending
the Be inspiRED event.
"We're such a large university, and we
have such a diverse student body. HIV
doesn't affect one group of people. It af-
fects everyone," said Cody Talcott, UF's
LGBTQ Student Affairs director, who
donned a red necktie and red AIDS rib-
bon on his dress shirt.
Multicolored condoms dotted more


Coach Billy
Donovan (right)
has led UF into the
polls for the first
time since January
and its highest rank
since the Gators'
back-to-back title
run. Florida hosts
FAMU tonight at 7.
See Story, Page 14.


than 500 chairs at the event as organiza-
tions passed out red ribbons, candy canes
and more condoms.
The event, which featured dance per-
formances from Delta Sigma Theta Soror-
ity Inc. and Apocalypse Dance Troupe,
was designed to edu-
cate the audience about
the disease that killed
more than 2 million
children in 2008.
"When it comes to
HIV/AIDS, it does not
discriminate based on
Evans gender, race, sexual
orientation, creed, col-
or, nothing," said Samantha Evans, sexual
health educator with GatorWell Health

SEE AIDS, PAGE 9


LOCAL

Cafe Gardens future shaky


By JULIE UNGER
Alligator Contributing Writer

Cafe Gardens owner Steve McKinney
met with landlords Monday to discuss rent
negotiations that will determine the future
of 33-year-old restaurant.
"We had a good meeting," McKinney
said, adding that those involved did not
want the press to know details.
According to McKinney, Cafe Gardens
could see the cost of its rent jump by 472
percent, based on calculations in a letter he
received from the property's owner, Tri-
mark Properties.
While trying to dispel rumors about the
future, McKinney said he has been talking
openly with employees about the situation.
"The staff knows what's going on, and I
keep updating them and letting them know
how we progress. Hopefully this can all get
worked out and is just a bump in the road,"
he said.
After sending an e-mail to friends and


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family, his inbox has been flooded and his
cell phone battery drained from the barrage
of responses, he said.
"People are upset. I think the caf6 is the
oldest independent, unchanged restaurant
in west Gainesville," he said.
"People are upset. I think the
cafe is the oldest independent,
unchanged restaurant in west
Gainesville."
Steve McKinney
Cafe Gardens owner

Located at 1643 NW First Ave., Cafe Gar-
dens has served the Gainesville community
since 1976.
In 1975, a couple of recent college gradu-
ates ventured from Georgia to Gainesville
wanting to open a beer and burger joint in
a college town. They included McKinney
SEE GARDENS, PAGE 8


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The UF Students in Free Enterprise
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Sustainable Entrepreneurship
Forum. Students will have the
chance to network with entrepre-
neurs who use environmentally
friendly practices in their business.
Students will also learn about how
to turn any business into a sustain-
able one. Spots are limited, so if
you would like to attend, please
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gmail.com as soon as possible.

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Wednesday, 11 a.m. to noon
Plaza of the Americas
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Talk on the Goldstone Report
Wednesday, 7p.m.
Florida Gymnasium
Professors Patricia Woods and
Tamir Sorek will discuss the United
Nations' Goldstone Report. The re-
port was independently conducted
and concluded that both Israel and
Hamas were guilty of war crimes,
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 3


STUDENT LIFE

Students join forces to remember Mumbai attacks


By JOEY FLECHAS
Alligator Contributing Writer
Bhavesh Lad remembers the
sinking feeling that pervaded as
the news came out from Mumbai,
India, just more than a year ago.
"It was fearful," the UF gradu-
ate student said. "Everyone was
very fearful."
His mother was working about
a mile from one of the bombing
sites during the terrorist attacks
that gripped the city on Nov. 26,
2008, and did not relent for four
days.


Though Lad's mother was not
hurt, the attacks left more than 160
dead and more than 300 injured.
UF students honored these
victims Monday night at a can-
dlelight vigil in the Reitz Union
Amphitheatre to commemorate
the one-year anniversary of the
attacks.
About 50 people lit candles to
remember those affected by the
tragedy and to show solidarity in
the effort for peace in a vigil de-
void of any special agenda.
"This is not political or religious
at all," said Ellen Kruk, Gators for


"You create living memori-
als through good acts and
good deeds."
Rabbi Berl Goldman,
co-director of the Lubavitch
Chabad Jewish Center
Israel vice president and one of
the organizers of the event.
"It's about peace and remem-
brance," she said.
In their first co-sponsored
event, the vigil was organized by
the Indian Student Association
and Gators for Israel, along with


the Jewish Student Union and the
Lubavitch Chabad Jewish Student
Center.
Distinguished Professor and
Department of Religion chair-
woman Vasudha Narayanan gave
a few words during the vigil on
the importance of recognizing hu-
man unity and stopping the cycle
of violence that leads to tragedies
like this.
"What we do have to remind
ourselves is that an eye for an eye
will eventually make the whole
world blind," she said.
Rabbi Berl Goldman, co-di-


rector of the Lubavitch Chabad
Jewish Center, led a moment of si-
lence before charging attendees to
commemorate the dead through
example.
"You create living memori-
als through good acts and good
deeds," he said.
Lad later remembered his par-
ents telling him of the resolve of
Mumbai's citizens in the days af-
ter the attacks.
"Everyone went back to nor-
mal," he said. "I think that's a very
strong way of going about life, to
challenge the terrorists."


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Game Day Gators haul around on four-seat bicycle


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The "quadralator," a four-person, orange-and-blue bicycle, rides past cars before a home UF football
game earlier this year.


* THEY GOT THE IDEA FROM
THE MOVIE 'BEERFEST.'

By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
Alligator Contributing Writer

Some UF students took a bicycle
built for two to the next level.
Engineering seniors Thomas
Reed and Chad Hughes can be seen
riding the "quadralator," a four-
person, orange-and-blue bicycle
they built earlier this year, around
campus with two other friends on
game days.
Reed said the idea came about
when he was sitting in Marston
Library with Hughes one day, add-
ing that he originally got the idea
from a movie.
"I saw 'Beerfest,' actually, and
they made a five seater, so it was
definitely possible," he said.
Hughes had a bicycle he was
willing to donate to the endeavor,
and Reed along with two other
friends, Andrew Cain and Michael
Powers, all bought identical bicy-
cles to combine to the four seater.
Reed said it took him about three
days before the beginning of the fall


semester to build the superbicycle.
He then handed it off to Hughes to
add the finishing touches.
"I got it to work first and then
Chad took about two days just tak-
ing it apart and painting it," Reed
said.
The four friends ride their or-
ange and blue masterpiece up Gale
Lemerand Drive to the stadium,
dressed in wacky getups, for each
home game.
"We always try to look kind of
ridiculous," Reed said.
Reed said they dressed in Daisy
Dukes denim shorts for the UF-
Georgia game, just to go along with
the stereotype.
People laugh and cheer when
they ride by on their bicycle, he
said.
"They always are amazed at the
number of guys we can put on a bi-
cycle," Reed said.
But don't be fooled by their silly
appearances; Hughes said the bicy-
cle is difficult to ride because there's
more weight to pedal around.
"You'd think with four people
you'd have four times the speed,"
he said, "but in reality it's more
work."


LOCAL

South Gville to get makeover


By WILLIAM O'CONNOR
Alligator Contributing Writer

Renovations in south Gainesville are spur-
ring a downtown renaissance.
Lynch Park, formerly a space used largely
by the homeless, will get a name change and a
makeover, including turning much of the open
space into a dog park, according to Kelly Huard
Fisher, a spokeswoman for the Gainesville Com-
munity Redevelopment Agency.
Anticipating the park's new look and the
facelift the city is conducting on Main Street,
surrounding businesses are inspired to create a
miniature artistic haven.
Chris Fillie, the owner of two renovated
storefronts at Main Street and Fifth Avenue, ref-
erenced New York City's SoHo when describ-
ing the new mindset of downtown business
owners.
"When the owners of our businesses get to-
gether, we now refer to the area as SoDo, which
is short for South of Downtown."
Fillie owns George's Meet and Produce, a
gathering place at 435 S Main St. that holds per-
formances, classes, lectures and provides gen-
eral studio production space for artists.
Fillie said the only thing that has changed
about the store in 50 years is its spelling. The lo-
cation was a grocery store called George's Meat
and Produce, and the name seemed too fitting
to change.
He also owns Coming Soon, which will ex-
hibit and sell local handmade products at 437
S Main St.
Because of the stores' proximity to the area
undergoing to makeover, Fillie said he's excited
about the city's plans.
But not everyone agrees with the improve-
ment.
James Schmidt, manager of the Civic Media
Center, 433 S Main St., sees the changes as an
excuse to push the poor around.
"I don't like fences," Schmidt said. "This is


just a removal of public space in order to create
another control zone."
He expressed concern for the homeless, who
will be forced to abandon the park in favor of a
less public area.
The west side of Main Street's Fifth Avenue
separates the park from a new steak and sea-
food restaurant under construction.
The restaurant will be called Warehouse Din-
ing Restaurant and Lounge and is the dream of
Richard Yoh, who has owned the property for
30 years.
Previously, he rented the site to an imported
auto parts store and repair shop, but now the
neighborhood finally seems ready for an up-
scale eatery and nightclub, especially with the
dog park and street remake that's in the works,
he said.

"I don't like fences. This is just a
removal of public space in order to
create another control zone."
James Schmidt
manager of the Civic Media Center


Fisher said the new park's north side will
be reserved for dogs, while the south side will
have benches, lighting and plants indigenous to
the region.
The new park will be named Halsey Lynch
Park in honor of the woman who donated the
approximate 1 1/2-acre plot, and the project has
a budget of about $85,000, according to minutes
from 2008 city meetings.
According to Fisher, the downtown projects
will be financed by the city parks department
and subsidized with special district taxes. She
explained these taxes are provided by added
revenue from the increased property values of
projects the agency has already funded.
Fisher said the city is awaiting building per-
mits, but the park should be completed within
two to three months.


Students 'organ'-ize


for semester recital


By MEAD BOWEN
Alligator Contributing Writer

Eclipsing the back wall of the
stage, 5,356 brass and wooden
pipes dwarfed the keyboard
where a petite organist sat.
The room darkened, and
Melanie Yeager, one of six stu-
dents in UF's Organ Studio, a
pipe organ performance pro-
gram, set her fingers to the
keys.
The Andrew Anderson
Memorial Organ was played
publicly for the last time this
semester on Monday night,
showcasing the few UF mu-
sicians with the expertise to
touch the historic instrument.
More than 60 people attend-
ed the recital, an improvement
from the average attendance of
about 50.
Laura Ellis, associate pro-
fessor of music and director of
the Organ Studio, said she was
pleased with the turnout.
"Since we have such a won-
derful instrument, it is natural
for there to be an organ studio
at UF," she said.
According to Ellis, the An-
drew Anderson Memorial Or-
gan is one of the largest in the
southeastern U.S.


"It's quite a draw for poten-
tial students," she said.
The organ was certainly one
of the assets that attracted Erica
Wessling, a third-year German
major and pipe organ perfor-
mance minor.
"I like the versatility of the
instrument," said Wessling,
who played Johannes Brahms'
"Es ist ein ros' entsprungen"
and both "Prelude in G Major"
and "In dulci jubilo" by Johann
Sebastian Bach.
On "You can play
Campus pieces from differ-
ent time periods,
and it sounds authentic," she
said.
Students performed 10 com-
positions, ranging from ba-
roque and Renaissance pieces
to modern melodies.
Though the organ recital
was the 39th program in the
2009-2010 School of Music
Events Series, this particular
recital happens only once ev-
ery semester.
The next organ recital will
be held on Jan. 8 and will fea-
ture Ellis, who also plays the
harpsichord and the carillon,
the Century Tower bells heard
throughout the day on the UF
campus.





TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 5


Group collects recyclables


* UF GREEN TEAM COLLECTED 29,000
POUNDS OF RECYCLABLES LAST YEAR.
By KATHLEEN BIRKHIMER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Among the orange, blue and occasional
rival colors decorating campus this football
season was a bit of green.
The UF Green Team completed its fourth
season at the UF-FSU game, and according to
volunteer and program assistant Stephanie
Sims, it is growing.
"[The Green Team] isn't going away; [it's]
getting bigger and stronger each year," she
said.
Volunteers for the Green Team are assigned
to zones to offer recycle bags to tailgaters.
Volunteers can sign up to work for an orga-
nization, and each hour of their time will earn
their club or team a share of money donated
by Pepsi each year. In addition to the funds,
volunteers said they received a warm wel-
come from tailgaters this year, who not only
recognize, but expect, the green T-shirts.
"People are used to seeing green shirts now


... [They] are happy to do something good for
the Earth while having fun," Sims said.
The UF Green Team program collected
29,000 pounds of recyclables last season, said
Jordan Weinstein, an intern at UF's Office of
Sustainability, who was responsible for orga-
nizing the event this year.
That number came from the efforts of 250
volunteers, clocking 862 hours together. Each
hour earned $5.88 last year.
This year's results were un-
On available at press time.
Campus The number of volunteers and
the amount of recyclables collect-
ed varied from game to game this year, Wein-
stein said. Factors like kickoff time and who
the Gators were playing contributed to how
many volunteers signed up. Saturday's game
saw an unusually low number of volunteers.
The program is a part of the Office of Sus-
tainability's goal to create a zero-waste cam-
pus by 2015.
Game Day waste is particularly important,
Sims said.
"You bring in so many people and waste
in one weekend," she said. "It catches atten-
tion."


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Taxpayers shouldn't pay

for lawmakers' insurance

While Florida lawmakers and top state employees are
criticizing Congress' efforts to extend health care to
more poor people, they have fought to protect an en-
titlement of their own: free insurance premiums.
According to the Miami Herald, Florida taxpayers shell
out some $45 million per year to cover the premiums of 27,479
state employees.
But many of these employees are high-level bureaucrats
and political appointees, 2,431 of whose salaries are more than
$100,000.
Even the families of these top earners can cash in on the
plan. Charlie Crist's new wife, a wealthy businesswoman and
philanthropist, will soon pay nothing for insurance premi-
ums.
And the gravy train does not stop at the Florida border.
Crist's wife has two children from a previous marriage who
live with their father an even wealthier New York man who
owns a jet rental company. Yes, they will also enjoy free pre-
miums, paid for with taxpayer dollars.
As Florida has faced three straight years of budgets paint-
ed red, and as lawmakers have promised to cut unnecessary
spending, these over-generous benefits should be first on the
list.
Florida's Chief Financial Officer, Alex Sink, who earns
$129,000 plus subsidized insurance, said that the benefits are
merely part of a total compensation package. Others argue
that government employees get paid less than those in the pri-
vate sector so the insurance serves to balance that out.
But any state employee earning more than $100,000 is not
in desperate need of subsidized health insurance. At least not
as bad as the poor Florida residents they are arguing to keep
it from.
Are they in desperate need of a pay cut and a reality check?
Maybe.


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Column

Say what you would regret leaving unsaid


our mother's incessant
nagging is no longer
the best reason to get
a flu vaccine. Now it's grade
concerns that will push stu-
dents into the vaccine lines.
(Let's face it health wor-
ries are never on the top of
the list.)
A memo released last
week to university deans,
directors, and department
chairs explained that pro-
fessors can now require
students to provide medical
documentation of illness if
they miss an exam or fail to
turn in assignments during
finals week.
AssociateProvostBernard
Mair, who sent the memo,
surely had swine-flu-fakers
in mind when formulating
the policy change, along
with the declining numbers
of new swine flu cases in
and around Gainesville.


But a resurgent swine
flu, a spike in the regular
seasonal flu or even the cur-
rent swine flu (albeit at dis-
appointingly subpandemic
levels) could pose a threat to
students' health.
This is because the new
policy will compel students
to attend exams if they feel
ill but have not concretely
determined whether they
have the flu.
Putting potentially infec-
tious students in a room with
up to 400 others for hours
sounds like a nightmare sce-
nario. But it's bound to hap-
pen, regardless of the policy
changes.
UF's responsibility is
merely to limit the risk. If
this new policy does the
opposite, the administra-
tion should really consider
what's more of a threat: fak-
ers or infectious test-takers.


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Will Olsen
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like this question, even if it's a little morbid: If you knew
you were going to die this evening, and you couldn't
talk to anyone between now and then, what would you
most regret not telling someone?
I can't claim it as my own; I've heard several different
people, in several different situations, with several different
levels of sobriety pose some permutation of this question.
That particular phrasing, in fact, closely resembles the one
found in Gregory Stock's 1987 book "The Book of Ques-
tions."
I posed the question to 24 people on the Plaza of the
Americas a couple of weeks ago, and I got an array of
thoughtful, different answers.
Many of the answers involved family.
For instance, Anandini Maharaj, 21, said she would want
to tell her mother how much she respects her.
"She raised me and my two sisters on her own, and she
sacrificed a lot for us," Maharaj said. "And I don't think I
tell her how much I really respect her, how much she's in-
fluenced my life and how much she means to me."
"My brother is my favorite person, but also, he was an
asshole to me, and I want to tell him that," Marie Stewart,
21, said. "But I appreciate that. I think because we had so
much trouble before, that's why we're so close right now."
Erin Fasig, 19, said that she and her sister haven't had a
very good relationship lately, and that she'd want to say,
"Sorry for being an ass sometimes."
Many people said that they don't doubt that their friends
and family know they love them, but it's more understood
than explicitly stated.
"It's like getting a Hallmark card," said Chris Gonzales,
21. "You already know the feelings that are expressed, but
it's just nice to hear it."
And Noah Camenker, 20, mentioned his regret involves
a girl.
"We were talking about stuff, and then there was a long
pause," Camenker said. "If I could go back in time, I'd prob-


S ably try to use that pause."
Whether we want to admit it, we
all live our lives with some mental es-
timation of when we're going to die
and act accordingly. Everything we
would regret not saying before we
Joe Dellosa died that we choose to continue not
letters@allgator org to say is an indication of how far out
we've pushed that estimation.
Ultimately, every "I love you"
you leave unspoken, every apology you don't make and
every feeling of appreciation and admiration you let go
unexpressed is a bet against death that you'll have another
opportunity to say these things tomorrow. It is, admittedly,
a bet that you'll almost always win but really, it's the sort
of bet you only need to lose once.
And I'm as guilty of making that bet as anybody else.
When interviewees would shoot the question back at me,
I'd give some vague answer about regretting not telling one
of my best friends that I love her one last time. But that's
only partially true.
Here's a more complete, oversharing answer: I'd regret
not telling her that she's the first girl I've ever loved and
been in love with at the same time. I'd regret not telling her
that each time I'm able to be more empathetic and less of an
impatient jackass with people, I think of her and how she's
helped me be more understanding and compassionate.
And I'd regret not telling her that we really should've got-
ten that coffee, even if it would've been at a shitty Huddle
House at 3 a.m.
There is almost never a good reason not to say the things
you'd regret leaving unsaid. Not to be presumptuous, but
there's probably someone who sprang to mind when you
read the question, and there's almost certainly a cell phone
near you right now. I'm just sayin'.
Joe Dellosa is an advertising senior. His column appears on
Tuesday.


The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.

Reader response
Today's question: Should professors The results for Monday's poll question are
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Guest column

Republican Party
The Republican Party has recently drafted a Purity Reso-
lution. If passed, any candidate seeking support from
the Republican National Committee would be required
to support at least eight of the 10 resolutions named by the
committee.
This is a bad idea no matter what is written. If this proposal
is accepted, it will be the culmination of the complete takeover
by Southern conservatives of the Republican Party.
Political parties exist to get elected. Once you get elected,
then you can worry about governing. To see the advantages of
a diverse assortment of candidates, look at the 2006 election.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee,
headed by Rahm Emanuel, recruited candidates that reflect
their district and, as a result, the Democrats took control of
Congress.
That obviously wasn't the only factor, but if you are a con-
servative independent, it is a lot easier to support a conserva-
tive Democrat than a liberal Democrat.
Looking at this resolution, the first thing that strikes me is
how vague the wording is. Point six is: "We support victory
in Iraq and Afghanistan by supporting military-recommend-
ed troop surges." This creates a classic strawman that holds
an unpopular position that the audience will automatically
oppose because no one supports defeat. Of course everyone
wants our military to be victorious.
But which military leader are we supposed to listen to? Gen.
Stanley McChrystal submitted an initial recommendation for


needs to realize all politics are local


Nick Miner 40,000 additional troops. But there are
Speaking Out also recommendations for smaller surg-
es. Then there are some military person-
nel, specifically retired senior generals,
who are arguing we need to begin our withdrawal from Af-
ghanistan. Which military do Republicans support?
There is a reason the founding fathers placed the military
under civilian control, and we should not be so ready to aban-
don this protection. If we hadn't overruled our military lead-
ers in Vietnam, we would still be there.
Then, there is the issue of what is victory in Afghanistan. Is
victory a strong central government or simply denying terror-
ists a safe haven? This point sounds great but says nothing.
Point eight says: "We support retention of the Defense of
Marriage Act." This point is not surprising, but again limits
their ability to recruit candidates in liberal districts. It is as if
the Republican Party doesn't want to compete in New Eng-
land.
Some of the other positions include: opposition to amnesty
for illegal immigrants, opposition to the Obama-style "stimu-
lus" bill, opposition to government-run health care, opposi-
tion to cap and trade, opposition to health care rationing and
government funding of abortion, and opposition to govern-
ment restrictions on gun ownership.
The word opposition, or some form of it, is found in seven
of the 10 points. The Republican Party is trying to define it-
self by what it opposes. This is not a strategy for good gover-


nance.
Then there is the plethora of code words. Amnesty.
Obama's stimulus. Surges. Government-run health care. Card
Check. This is red meat to Republican supporters. Oh, and just
in case you didn't know, the health care plan for the Republi-
can Party covers elective abortions.
The nomination of John McCain may have seriously crip-
pled the Republican Party because his loss discredited moder-
ate conservatives. You cannot be a national party by demand-
ing uniformity. The United States is not uniform.
It is only logical that candidate positions should reflect
their constituents. Look at the NY-23 special election this year.
This was a moderate Republican seat that had not been held
by a Democrat in more than 100 years. Not during FDR. Not
after Watergate.
The local Republican Party nominated a moderate, Dierdre
Scozzafava, to run against the Democratic party's nomination,
Bill Owens. Scozzafava supported tax cuts and opposed gun
control, but her great crime was supporting gay rights and be-
ing pro-choice. "True" conservatives revolted and ran a third
candidate, Doug Hoffman, who did not reflect local constitu-
ents.
The end result is a Democrat now holds the seat for the
first time since the 1870s. All politics are local. The Democrats
know this, and it is no coincidence that they control the White
House and both chambers of Congress.
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City covers art for AIDS


* HIDDEN ART WILL
ACKNOWLEDGE AIDS DAY.

By KRISTEN BOWE
Alligator Contributing Writer

It may be a little dark on North-
west Eighth Avenue today.
In honor of Day With(out) Art/
World AIDS Day, city officials said
they will cover the solar walk sculp-
tures, concrete statues that represent
the solar system, in black from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
The black coverings symbolize a
world without art.
This will be the fourth time the
city has held the demonstration.
Erin Friedberg, visual arts coor-
dinator for the city's Art in Public
Places Trust, said the idea to cover
the solar walk started in 2005, but the
city only covered the sun in black to
represent a world without light.
In 2008, the city decided to cover
all of the sculptures to have a greater


impact, Friedberg said.
This year, the city will expand the
black coverings to all of the walk's
benches and the recently added a
Halley's Comet sculpture using re-
cyclable plastic, Friedberg said.
The Day With(out) Art began on
Dec. 1, 1989, as a national day of ac-
tion and mourning in response to
the AIDS crisis. Eight hundred U.S.
art and AIDS groups
Local participated in the
News first Day With(out)
Art by shutting down
museums, sending
staff to volunteer at AIDS services
and sponsoring special exhibitions
of work about AIDS.
Friedberg said the project has
grown to incorporate 8,000 muse-
ums, art centers, AIDS organiza-
tions, schools and other public insti-
tutions in the U.S.
She said it shows the impact
of AIDS on the art world and pro-
motes awareness and prevention of
the disease.


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in their plans, taking him on as their
chief executive adviser. By April 1,
1976, their dream had become a re-
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business.
By 1979, the business had traded
hands but found its way back to
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UF to administer third batch of swine flu vaccines Wednesday


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significant impact in CLAS, the university's larg-
est college.
He said the policy described in the memo rep-
resents a return to the attendance policy before
swine flu came along.
D'Anieri said discussions with CLAS faculty
and observations of his International Relations
class lead him to believe swine flu has not really
affected CLAS attendance.
But the new policy could affect students.
Leah Chapman, a UF religion and political sci-
ence junior, said getting a doctor's note could be
inconvenient for students who have swine flu.
Chapman said she lives off campus but doesn't


own a car.
If she contracted swine flu, she could risk
spreading the disease to the people riding her bus
or driving her to the doctor, she
said.
Despite the decline in cases,
she is still concerned about get-
ting swine flu as she prepares for
Winter Break.
"On my way home, I'm defi-
Mair nitely stopping to get a shot,"
Chapman said.
On Wednesday, the Student Health Care Cen-
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Promotion Services. "Its main goal
is to infect and continue to infect."
And as UF and the rest of The
Gator Nation recognize the 21st
World AIDS Day today, Evans sug-
gested that UF students critically
examine their sexual health as they


begin studying for final exams.
"Students should think about
their health year-round," Evans
said, as she discussed the daylong
increased interest in HIV/AIDS
testing on World AIDS Day.
Jaymes Moore started planning
for today's global health observance
two years ago.
Moore, a UF graphic design se-


nior, created a visual display that
will be showcased at the Student
Health Care Center today from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m.
On Moore described
Campus his art as the anti-scare
method to AIDS pre-
vention.
"All the statistics and the num-
bers kind of numb people," he said.


The 6-foot sculpture, "HI VIS,"
which stands for HIV Visual Impact
Sculpture, contains more than 200
red condoms and was designed to
encourage people to take the con-
doms to prevent the spread of sexu-
ally transmitted infections.
Although Evans stressed AIDS
is still a serious health concern, she
said medical advances are improv-


ing the quality of life for those in-
fected.
"It has a one-track mind," Evans
said. "If it has a way to infect, it will
find it. It's not unstoppable, but it's
here. It's present."
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today in the Florida Gym from 5:30
p.m. to 9:30 p.m. should call 352-392-
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Three Pools! Three Bus Routes!
Two Jacuzzis! Business Center!
Billards Room! Fitness Center w/ Free
weights! Sand Volleyball!
Tennis Courts! Basketball Courts!
Close to UF, Shands, 1-75, & Shopping!
1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms for NOW & Fall!!!
GREAT SPECIALS!!!
1/1-$684 2/2-$512w/all util 3/3-$399w/all util
2330 SW Williston Rd.
www.ThePolosUF.com 352-335-7656
12-9-09-75-2


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

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


No Move-In Fees
1/1's from $659 3/2's from $799
FREE Tanning*Pool*Gym
www.asoenridaeuf.com


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

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!
Astroturf Soccer Field
352-271-3131*GainesvillePlace.com
12-9-75-2


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

NOW LEASING FOR FALL 2010
Utility Packages Available
*Upscale 1br-4br*
3000 SW 35th Place
EnclaveUF.com*352.376.0696
12-9-09-75-2

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

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

* 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. 4-21-
09-71-2

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 Pet Friendly No Weight Limits
1 bdr. from $459 2bdr. from $639
Near UF and Oaks Mall
Ph. 375-1519 www.gremco.com
1-5-09-25-2

FREE Rent until January 2010!!!
Homestead Pet Friendly No Weight Limits
2/1 from $629 2/2 from $749
SW Archer Rd. Area
Ph. 376-0828 www.gremco.com
1-5-09-25-2

FREE Rent until January 2010!!!
Gator Village Pet Friendly No Weight Limits
1 bdr. from $489
Near Downtown and 6th Street
Ph. 372-3826 www.gremco.com
1-5-09-25-2

FREE Rent until January 2010!!!
Sunrise Pet Friendly No Weight Limits
1bdr. from $363 $300 Amex card
Near UF, Schands and VA
Ph.372-4835 www.gremco.com
1-5-09-25-2

FREE Rent until January 2010!!!
Summer Place Pet Friendly No Weight Limits
1 bdr. from $363 $300 Amex card.
Just off SW 34th St.
Ph. 376-0828 www.gremco.com
1-5-09-25-2


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submit your classified ad 12-9-09-75-2
for print andlor web editions MUSEUM WALK
right thru our website! 2/2s $945 CABLE & WATER Included
Just go to All Inclusive roommate matching $606
www.all igator.orglclassifieds ParknRide Bus Route-Always be on time!
ww.alligator.org/classi 3500 SW 19th Ave*www.museumwalk.com
Visa and Mastercard accepted. 379-WALK*
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WALK & BIKE TO UF
01 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
Ask about our Move-in Specials
Gated Community
6400 SW 20th Ave
877-704-2172 888-373-0849
12-9-09-50-2


LARGE 2BR/1BA
Tile floors, except BRs. Covered patio. Close
to Shands 2336 SW 34th PI Apt D. $600/
mo w/stacking W/D. lyr lease 352-372-3131
12-9-09-41-2


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bus route close to Shands, VA & College of
Vet Med. Pets <501bs arranged. 352-377-
2150 or paloverde3320@yahoo.com 1-6-
09-44-2




PET'S PARADISE
$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 12-9-
09-39-2



Working at Shands orVA- nice 2/1 @ Summit
House across the street. $700/mo + $200
dep. Call 352-8430-0220 to see. 12-9-29-2



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1 BR from $575
2 BR from $625
3 BR from $745
Tanning*Fitness*Tennis*Pool
Washer/Dryer*Pets Welcome!
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12-9-09-40-2


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FREE Rent until January 2010!!!
Sundowne Pet Friendly No Weight Limits
Studio from $439 1bdr. from $479
Walk to Butler Plaza
Ph. 377-2596 www.gremco.com
1-5-09-92-2

FREE Rent until January 2010!!!
Courtney Greens Pet Friendly No Weight Limits
Totally Renovated 1 bdr. from $599
1 MONTH FREE! Near Oaks Mall
Ph. 375-3077 www.gremco.com
1-5-09-92-2

FREE Rent until January 2010!!!
Ashton Square Pet Friendly No Weight Limits
2 & 3 bdrs from $709
1 MONTH FREE! Huge floorplans.
W/D hookup Near Oaks Mall
Ph.333-1120 www.gremco.com
1-5-09-92-2

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 1-5-09-22-2

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 1-5-09-22-2

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 1-5-09-22-2

1BR 1 BA Apt, Central H & Air
2 Blks to UF, Carpet, xtra room
1029 Sw 3rd Avenue $500/Mo
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 1-5-09-22-2

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 1-5-09-22-2

2BR 1BA, Carpet, Window A/C,
Nat gas ht. 1 BLK to UF $500/Mo
1216 SW 3rd Avenue. Call
Merrill Management Inc 352-372-1494
X10 1-5-09-22-2


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 1-5-09-22-2


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

* 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 1-5-09-
18-2

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


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


Custom 2BR/1BA in pvt 4 Unit complex. Tiled
fir in Liv rm, Carpet in BRs w/ceiling fans. All
new BA. New Kit w/stainless appl, W/D, Cent
H/A, i-net/cable avail. Mgr pays water, pest
control, lawn main, security lites. Near bus rte.
Sorry no pets $685/mo Call 727-423-9463
*Also avail: Fully furn 2BR/1BA $735/mo.
12-9-09-13-2

WALK TO UF. Avail in Jan:
* 2BR/2.5BA $800 2BR/1 BA $700
* 1BR/1BA $585 Studio $475
1 yr lease, SD & NS. Call/Text: 352-870-7256
or gv1132601@gmail.com 12-9-09-14-2

2/2 with loft aviail. immediately. Utitilities
included. w/d in unit. Tower Rd 450/month
352-246-3975 12-1-09-7-2

$100 OFF 1st MONTH RENT. 2 BR/1.5 Bath
Phoenix apt. 1 mile to campus and Shands
on bus route. W/D conn. Fenced yard. $500
security, $550/month. 2640 SW 31st Place
Unit B. 562-2782 or 514-6869 if interested.
1-6-14-2

1st MONTH'S RENT FREE! Lovely, spa-
cious 3/2 condo. Quiet, yet centrally located,
just 1.5 mi. from law center. Very low utili-
ties! Partially furnished.W/D,pool. $975. Exit
Realty Producers 352-316-6842 12-8-09-
10-2

SMALL CABIN 2/1, 20 ACRES
Watermelon Pond views. 27802 SW 120th
Lane, Newberry. Horse pens, dog door.
Needs work. $575/mo. $750 move-in 330-
329-8834 12-1-5-2

WALK/BIKE TO UF/SHANDS! Campus Edge
1 BR/1 bath, washer/dryer, stove,dishwasher,
pool,gym,no pets,$550/m,2360 SW Archer
Rd.561-313-1549 Owner agent 1-11-09-
15-2

NEED A CHANGE?
Rooms for rent, 5 blks from UF. Indiv leases,
no redec fees, utils incl. A few left for Dec or
reserve yours for Aug. Call today 226-4111
12-9-09-10-2

FIRST MONTH FREE or $600/MO! (original
price $660) Bright 2/1 apartment on the sec-
ond floor. Short walk from UF/Shands/RTS
13,16,17. This is a lease transfer. Available
Dec. 1st. Hurry! Call 407 922 0029 12-3-
5-2

MOVE IN JAN. Room in 4b/3b house share
bath. Easy walk to campus. No pets. No
Smoking. 500/mon incl. util. 250/sec dep.
kmtheo@hotmail.com or 352-262-2710/514-
4570 1-5-09-10-2

LARGE 1BR HOUSE
Urban loft design fully remodeled. Very
nice. Backyard, trees, downtown, big city
cracker. 316-6667. $670/mo. Available now.
1-5-09-10-2

STEPS TO LAW SCHOOL
* Large 1BR/1BA $475/mo
* 1BR in 4BR/2BA house $350/mo
Clean, quiet, split utils. W/D. Call Tom 954-
529-4031, www.pleasantstreet.net (for pics)
1-6-09-10-2

1/1, Ridgeview, free water, next to park, on
the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to
UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking, no
pets. $470 SD, $470/mo 562-2824 12-3-09-
5-2

Nice 2 BR near UF, restaurants and shop-
ping. Large utility room with WD Connections,
Dishwasher, Additional private storage, Pool.
$620 per month. (352)870-5815/(352)333-
7721 1-5-10-2

3BR House for rent
Wood floors, front/back porch. 2035 NW 35th
Ave. Close to UF, SFC busline. $725/mo.
Available now. Flex lease. 352-318-8822
12-3-09-5-2

Student looking for roommate to share a
lakefront 2 bedroom 1 bath condo 1/2 mile
from campus. Extremely nice, quiet neigh-
borhood, with a respectful roommate. Would
be responsible for 1/2 utilities/cable/internet.
Rent $390. Available immediately. Call Don
352-870-0152 12-4-09-5-2

$99 Moves-U-IN! $299 + 75 utility package.
Downtown Vintage room, or 34th st condo
room w/private bath & walk-in closet. 352-
226-3535, 713-705-6279 1-7-09-10-2


3/1 Vintage House! $900/month Walk to UF!
Porch, w/d hook-ups, central AC 352-226-
3535, 713-705-6279 517 NW 8th St 1-7-
09-10-2

4 Bed/2 bath Vintage House $990/month.
Walk to UF! Univ/by Leo706. 818 SW 3rd
Ave. Central A/C, porch, w/d, and close to
downtown too. 352-226-3535, 713-705-6279
1-7-09-10-2


$385-Room available for Spring 2009 in 4/4
University Terrace Condo. Fully furnished,
utilities included, W/D, on bus routes 12 and
35. Call Anu @ 352-262-0628 12-9-9-3

Sublease furnished 1/1 in a 4/4 at Gainesville
Place. W/D, utilities, internet, cable includ-
ed. $400/mo. 3 great female roommates.
Available immediately through August. (352)
231-3124 12-4-09-5-3

Release Spring 2010, UClub Apts.
I'LL GIVE YOU $350 FOR THIS APT.
$555/mo. all inclusive; 1 bdrm.,
private bath; female roommate
email: cmm616@ufl.edu 1-5-09-10-3

Great Sublease!1BR/1BA in a 2BR/2BA at
The Estates.$574/mo utilities,cable and in-
ternet included.Funished with W/D. Available
January-August 386-314-6576 12-1-2-3

Subleasing 1BR & private bath in a 4/4.
From January-August. Must be male, stu-
dent. $429-rent, utl, cable & internet. Full
amenities in quiet complex, email me @
petey8ea@ufl.edu 12-1-2-3


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

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1BR INDIVIDUAL LEASES IN FURNISHED
4BR CONDOS. 2 blocks to UF. $345/mo incl
elec, cable tv, internet, pool, laundry facility.
914 SW 8th Ave. 378-4626 12-9-09-62-4

Enjoy A Romatic Old House
Near library downtown. $295-375/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
12-9-09-40-4

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 12-7-
33-4

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 12-4-
09-28-4

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. 12-9-29-4

A clean, preprofessional, non-smoking femal
roommate for a 2/2.5 townhome close to
UF and Santa Fe. $350 + 1/2 of the utilities
and internet included, W/D, Bdr unfurnished.
Contact Madgene at 561-827-4970. 12-1-
09-15-4

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


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2 bedrooms available now in a GREAT 4 BR
house near campus. Easy walk to law school,
bike to main campus. Live with one student,
one professional. $450/mo. Nice neighbor-
hood, sunny porch, great place to live. Call
David, (321) 303-2214. 12-4-09-10-4

1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA located on Archer Rd.
Bike to Campus! Avail Now/Spring Sem.
Discount rent until January 1st.- Then
$400+util. OBO
Call Chase at 386-937-2621 12-4-09-5-4

Room for rent. Master bedroom w/
private bath. 3/4 mile from stadium.
Quiet neighborhood. Split utils. 352-281-6618
1-5-09-9-4

Roommate wanted in Jan or Aug. 2000 sq
ft. 2 women looking for 3rd roommate. 3BR -
comes fully furnished, W/D, internet, TV. 3rd
& 2nd Ave. $600 + 1/3 utils. 561-281-9274
1-5-09-9-4

Roommate wanted. Large 3/3 house w/
2 grad students in NW. Close to UF, SFC,
shopping. $375/mo, $200 dep. Lease til 7/31.
Large room, low utils. Call Evan 352-428-
0500 1-5-09-9-4

Male, grad student, small furnished apt on
side of private home close to UF. One per-
son only. No pets. Cable, patio, clean, quiet.
$500 pm, utilities included. 336-5808 12-
9-09-8-4

Roommate needed for 2BR Apt. close to
UF. Bus Stop Right Outside. Room Not
Furnished, Everything Else Furnished. $350/
Mo. Plus Utilities.Call Kyle at 954-907-8538
or email me at kylefranzone06@yahoo.com
.12-4-09-5-4

Luxury House room, $500 incl. utilities.
W/D, ceramic tile, micro, etc. Looking for
graduate/professional for nice place & likes
small pups. Williston/SW 23rd St. 352-226-
3535/713-705-6279 1-7-09-10-4


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CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible
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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

130 FEET RIVER FRONTAGE! 1.5 ACRES,
BUILDABLE LOTWITH LARGE SELECTION
OF HUGE TREES ON PEACEFUL SECTION
OF RIVER. GREAT INVESTMENT! ONLY
25K. (352)665-8067 1-13-09-20-5

Great for Students 1 BR/1 BA.
Walk to Campus. Only $49,900
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387 4-21-75-5


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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/un-
plugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/ID.
Certified MCSE Technicians. 352-338-8041.
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


*KALEV ON KALL*
I come to your location
All PC and Networking Problems
* 352-262-6704 Only $25 per hour *
12-4-09-10-7

CERTIFIED MCSE COMPUTER TECH
Office or Home. Fast professional services at
reasonable rates. Services include network-
ing, security, data recovery, virus removal.
352-275-3036 www.indiecomputer.com 12-
9-09-10-7


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

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





***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
4-21-09-71-10






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

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

***GatorMoto***
Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator
Grads! New scooters starting at$999. No legit
shop can beat these prices! lyr Warranties
included. 376-6275GatorMoto.com 4-21-09-
71-11

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
4-21-09-71-11


00000* SCOOTERS ******
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

Discount Motorcycle Gear
www.turn2co.com. Up to 75% off original
MSRP. 904-294-8344 Turn 2 Gear 1-5-
09-9-11


FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS 0
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 Buy6Sell@Trade
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
12-9-09-57-12

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

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

96 Plymouth Minivan $699 cash
92 Nissan Stanza $999 cash
98 Pontiac Grand Am $999 cash
96 Kia Sephia $999 cash
352-338-1999 12-9-40-12

96 Lincoln Mark 8 $999 cash
95 Pontiac Bonnville $999 cash
98 Chrysler Cirrus $999 cash
96 Chevy Cavalier $1499 cash
352-338-1999 12-9-40-12

92 Honda Accord $1499 cash
97 Mazda Millenia $1999 cash
92 Chevy Camero $1999 cash
96 Mits Galant $1999 cash
352-338-1999 12-9-40-12

97 Jeep Cherokee $1900
96 Chevy Astro Van $1900
96 Chevy Blazer $1499
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 SOLD
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

96 Honda Accord $2500
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

CALL US! TOP DOLLAR PAID!
Fash Cash Free Towing
Cars, Trucks, RVs, Motorcycles
386-365-1855 12-9-09-12-12


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
4-21-71-13


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 12-4-09-74-13

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. 12-
4-09-74-13


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for injury or loss arising from contacts made
through advertising. We suggest that any
reader who responds to advertising use cau-
tion and investigate the sincerity of the ad-
vertiser before giving out personal informa-
tion or arranging meetings

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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







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$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
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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.
comrn/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

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
1-14-09-32-14

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

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


MEDICAL OFFICE
Looking for pre-med student. Evenings &
weekends. Fax resume to 373-2230 12-8-
09-10-14

Like to read & want to make extra
cash? Atlantic Publishing needs
people to write honest book reviews
(1-3 paragraphs). $50 for 3.
E-mail dbrown@atlantic-pub.com. 12-8-
09-10-14

CHILDCARE NEEDED We're looking for
a grad student to keep our 6 month old on
a regular basis Spring Semester at our NE
home (near downtown). Experience and ref-
erences required. Call Sarah at 367-3844
12-4-09-5-14


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Full time NANNY needed for Jan: M-F
toddler $10/hr; must have newborn exp
grad students welcome; exp req;
Noah's Ark Nanny; send resume, photo,
short bio to gnv@nanoneone.com 1-5-09-
10-14

NANNY ASAP for adorable lyr old:
3 full days/ wk; 25-30hrs; $9/hr;
starts asap or Jan.
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schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com 1-5-09-
10-14

MWFSat NANNY NEEDED Jan
6:30am; 15hrs/wk average (days vary)
3 yr old twins + lyr old;
must be avail thru August 2010
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume, pix,
schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com 1-5-09-
10-14

STUDENT SALES REPRESENTATIVE
WANTED
DORMSHADES, LLC is a manufacturer and
distributer of high quality licensed collegiate
eyewear. We are looking for a student rep-
resentative at the University of Florida for a
part-time commissioned sales position and/
or distributorship. The earning capability is
determined by your own drive and ingenuity.
To learn more contact
brian@dormshades.com. 12-4-09-5-14

University Athletic Association
Accounting

We are currently seeking a flexible indi-
vidual to fill the position of part-time (OPS)
filing clerk. The duties include but are not
limited to data entry and filing. Experienced
in Microsoft Excel and good organizational
skills are required. This is a minimum wage
position averaging 20 hour per week. If inter-
ested please fax resume to (352) 375-5182.

If you have questions regarding this ad,
please contact me in the Human Resources
Department at 375-4683 x6301.

Thank You,
Brenda Lembo
Coordinator Recruitment 12-9-09-8-14

Interactive firm seeks Project Manager. Proj
mngmt & web/tech exp are a plus. Send re-
sume to rhorton@352media.com by EOD
12/3. Fun work atmosphere! 12-8-09-7-14


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 Decals@Exhibits@Vehicle Wraps
Top QualitylFast ServicelLow Prices
www.signpower.com
SignMasters 335-7000
1-29-83-15

* PLAQUES AWARDS TROPHIES **
Name BadgeslButtonslADA Signs
Top QualitylFast ServicelLow 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 12-9-
57-15

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 1-8-2
15


Green cards permanent resident status -
for postdoc researchers and new faculty.
Self-petition through national interest waiver.
Email robjac@myimmigrationlaw.com or
call 352-335-2699 for consultation. Robert
Jacobs, PA Limited to Imm & Nat Law 12-
3-09-10-15


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
4-21-71-18

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
8-16-09-25-21

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

OOOBAHAMAS SPRING BREAKOO*
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


LOYAL GATOR ALUMNI NEEDS SEC TIX,
WILLING TO PAY GOOD MONEY $$$ FOR
TIX. 352-283-2495. CASH PAID 12-9-09-
0- 12-22


GMG TRANSPORT
FREE WiFi on buses New Departures
Thur 1 & 4:30 / Fri 1 & 4:30
Ret Sun 2 & 4 pm Mon 2 pm -Also
Reverse trips Credit card payments, no xtra
charge pay by phone or online- $35 O/W
$45 R/T www.gmgtrans.com 352-215-8196
4-21-71-23


OPERATION CATNIP
We need volunteers and stray/feral cats to
fix! On Sunday, Dec 13th, we will be spay-
ing/neutering homeless cats to increase their
quality of life and to save lives. You can help
make a difference in your community- join
us! No matter what your talent is we have
ways for everyone to get involved. Trap a
stray, volunteer your time at the clinic, do-
nate a lunch item, or help spread the word.
Join our Facebook group, Operation Catnip
Gainesville Chapter, or tweet with us at www.
twitter.com/operationcatnip. For more infor-
mation: (352)380-0940 operationcatnip@
nmhp.netwww.nmhp.net 12-9-9-24


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W-HOOPS, from page 16


dominated the paint, clearing up the perim-
eter for easier and more open looks to the
basket.
It wasn't just the post players doing work.
Guards put an emphasis on assisting the in-
side game by grabbing rebounds.
Butler admitted one of the pleasant sur-
prises heading into today's game was how
good a defensive team her squad could be.
While defense was an
S early concern for the coach-
ing staff, shooting the ball,
which was thought to be a
Women's more reliable commodity at
Basketball the beginning of the season,
has moved up the list of
coaching concerns.
With UF struggling to shoot the ball so far
this season, the defense will have to be tight
if the Gators are going to stay in ball games
when the shots aren't falling.
And if it's one of those days where the rim
seems to have a lid on it, the defense will be
relied upon to generate offense through fast-
break points coming on layups and scoring
off turnovers.
Butler isn't overlooking the Rattlers.
"It would absolutely make their season
to come to Florida and beat the Gators," she
said.


Stompin'"for the Holidays!
Benefitting Toys for Tots


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her team's defensive success in the early part of the season.

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Toby Gerhart (19) 1,736 rushing yards, 5.6 yards
per carry, 26 TD, 10 receptions, 149 receiving
A yards, passing TD
SFor the first time this season,
Gerhart is our No. I Heisman
contender. The senior running
back continued his destruction
of opposing run defenses, rushing
for more than 200 yards and three
scores in a win over Notre Dame. He also threw for
a touchdown against the Golden Domers, perhaps
giving him a signature Heisman moment. Gerhart's 26
touchdowns are impressive to say the least. Oh, by
the way, he leads the nation in rushing yards.


2 Kellen Moore (13) 168.75 passer rating, 3,053
yards, 64.9 completion percentage, 38 TD, 3
INT, -4 rushing yards, -0.2 ypc, TD
SHo hum, another five touchdown
game for Moore, his third such
performance of the season. This
one came in a 44-33 win over
Nevada, perhaps the team with
the best chance to spoil Boise
State's undefeated season. The sophomore's 38-3
touchdown-to-interception ratio is remarkable and
Moore, who leads the nation in passer rating, has his
team in position to earn an at-large bid to a BCS bowl
game and a top-five finish.


4 Colt McCoy (6) 152.93 passer rating, 3,328 yards, 71.8 completion percentage, 27
TD, 9 INT, 368 rushing yards, 3.3 ypc, 2 TD

SWelcome back Colt McCoy to the alligatorSports Heisman Watch. The
winningest quarterback in college football history logged his second
straight game with four touchdown passes. McCoy is coming on strong
down the stretch, and he had his best game this past weekend against
Texas A&M. He threw for 304 yards and added another 175 on the ground,
including a 65-yard touchdown scamper. If he puts up big numbers
against Nebraska in the Big 12 Championship Game and Tim Tebow loses
to Alabama, he may not make it to the top of our list, but there's a good chance he'll be
toting the bronze statue in New York when all is said and done.


3 Mark Ingram (13) 1,429 rushing yards, 6.5 ypc,
12 TD, 28 receptions, 246 receiving yards, 3
V TD
Ingram had a bit of a fall in our
rankings, down to No. 3 from No. 1,
after a poor performance against
Auburn. The Crimson Tide squeaked
out a 26-21 victory with Ingram held
tojust 51 total yards from scrimmage.
The sophomore was also injured in the win, and his
health could be a factor in this week's Southeastern
Conference Championship Game. Reports are
Ingram will play, and if he plays well against the
Florida defense, he could rocket back to the top of
everyone's watch list.


5 Golden Tate (3) 93 receptions, 1,496 receiving yards, 15 TD, 186
rushing yards, 7.4 ypc, 2 TD, punt return TD

Add Tate to the list of our candidates who had their
best games of the season this past Saturday. The junior
wide receiver caught 10 passes for 201 yards and three
touchdowns in a loss against Stanford, and there is little
question that he has been the most productive wide
receiver from a major program. Unfortunately for Tate,
Notre Dame is in the middle of a meltdown and a 6-6
record makes it nearly impossible to even be considered for a Heisman
Trophy.


Bobby Callovi
1 Toby Gerhart, Stanford
2 Kellen Moore, Boise St.
3 Mark Ingram, Alabama
4 Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon St.
5 Golden Tate, Notre Dame
Mike McCall
1 Toby Gerhart, Stanford
2 Colt McCoy, Texas
3 Mark Ingram, Alabama
4 Tim Tebow, Florida
5 Kellen Moore, Boise St.
Phil Kegler
1 Toby Gerhart, Stanford
2 Mark Ingram, Alabama
3 Kellen Moore, Boise St.
4 Colt McCoy, Texas
5 Dion Lewis, Pittsburgh
Kyle Maistri
1 Kellen Moore, Boise St.
2 Toby Gerhart, Stanford
3 Mark Ingram, Alabama
4 Golden Tate, Notre Dame
5 Jordan Shipley, Texas
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UF climbs into top 25 rankings after t

Florida will host Florida A&M tonight at 7 ng upespite thelowerlevelof


By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@allgator org

Florida has been on a roller-
coaster ride through the rankings
the last two years.
The Gators leapt into the top 25
after winning three quality noncon-
ference games last week, coming
in at No. 13 in the Associated Press
poll and No. 17 in the ESPN/USA
Today Poll.
The last two seasons, UF has
been in the AP Top 25 seven times.
The Gators made two one-week ap-
pearances during the 2007-08 sea-
son and were ranked from No. 17
to No. 23 the first four weeks of the
2008-09 season before falling out
and making a brief return in Janu-
ary.
Fresh off his team's highest rank-
ing since winning back-to-back na-
tional championships, coach Billy
Donovan is looking to see how UF
(6-0) handles its recent success in its
game tonight at 7 in the O'Connell
Center against Florida A&M (0-7).
"The biggest thing is going to be
to have a level of humility," Dono-
van said. "Hopefully through their
past experiences, these guys can
deal with the fact that we had a
great week."
The last time Florida was in the
top 25 was Jan. 19, when it snuck
in at No. 24 before losing to South
Carolina and falling back out of the
rankings. That instance was largely
representative of UF's inability to


stay ranked throughout the last two
seasons something Donovan at-
tributed to his team's immaturity
during that span.
"Failures and disappointments
are always a lot easier to handle
than successes," Donovan said.
"Generally when you're going
through adversity, it's pretty clear


you have one thing to do. You've
got to fight, you've got to battle,
you've got to keep on working -
it's pretty clear-cut. But how do you
manage when you have a level of
success?"
Although UF won't be facing the
high-caliber teams it did last week,
the Gators are focused on not let-


"It's like I told these guys, 'Is
that all we're playing for? To have a
great week?"' Donovan said. "The
goal is how do we improve and
how do we get better, because I
think we still have a lot of room for
improvement."
Despite the ranking, Donovan
pointed out that his team is still


Andrew Stanfill / Alligator S
UF coach Billy Donovan has the Gators back in the top 25 for the first time since January. Florida is
No. 13 in this week's AP poll, its highest ranking since the back-to-back national championship run.


)ig week

committing too many turnovers,
not rebounding as well as it should
be and shooting poorly from 3-point
range (26 percent). But given the
way the Gators have grinded their
way to an undefeated start even
with those flaws, Donovan is en-
couraged by the potential his team
has shown.
"I would be concerned right
now as a coach if I said, 'Gosh,
we're clicking on all cylinders here
in November. I don't see any room
for improvement,'" Donovan said.
"I still think we can get a lot better
than we are right now."

WALKER WINS SEC PLAYER OF THE
WEEK: After being named MVP of
the Legends Classic this weekend,
Erving Walker earned another hon-
or Monday, winning Southeastern
Conference Player of the Week.
The sophomore point guard
averaged 12 points, five assists, 2.3
rebounds and 1.7 steals per game
last week in Florida's wins against
Florida State, Michigan State and
Rutgers. His clutch performance
down the stretch against the Spar-
tans, including a 3-pointer with 1:55
remaining, helped lead the Gators
to their biggest win in more than
two years.
Walker is the first Florida player
to earn the honor since Nick Cal-
athes did so on Jan. 12 and the sec-
ond since Corey Brewer won it on
Feb. 12, 2007.
"I'm happy with that," Walker
said. "But I'm much more happy
with our two wins down there in
New Jersey and our whole team's
improvement."


UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Gators seek consistency with Rattlers coming to town


By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Staff Writer
etorrens@alligator org

Splitting games over the Thanksgiving
break may not have been the ideal way to
ring in the holiday for Florida, but there's
little time to dwell on the past weekend
with Florida A&M (3-2) coming to town at
4:30 this afternoon.
Florida managed a 71-60 win over FIU
on Sunday to salvage its FIU Thanksgiv-
ing Classic experience after losing 61-47 to
St. John's on Friday, but UF (3-3) is look-
ing for some consistency in its play.


The Gators, who won 15 in a
row last season, have not won
consecutive games this year.
"The consistency factor is obviously what
we're struggling with quite a bit," coach
Amanda Butler said. "This game, hope-
fully we'll see some more positive things
develop and then thankfully we'll have a
few days where we can actually practice
before we go into our next contest."
Today's game will mark the fourth
matchup in a week for UF, which means
the team hasn't had the luxury of consecu-
tive practices. After today's game, the team


will be off until it plays Rutgers on Dec. 7.
"I think that's what we're really in need
of right now, is some practice time," Butler
said.
Players may be aching,
and physically and men-
tally exhausted, but they
know there's no rest for
the weary especially if
the weary are to succeed.
"This is where the best
Smith
become the best, when
you're hurting and tired at practice," point
guard Lonnika Thompson said.


In the small amount of practice time
the team had Saturday, the Gators em-
phasized beefing up the post game and
detracting from the notion that Florida's
only strength was outside shooting.
Senior Sharielle Smith said UF is ex-
ploring more options on offense, including
looking inside when coming off screens in-
stead of immediately scanning for shoot-
ers on the wing.
"Our practices are harder than a 40-min-
ute game," Smith said.
It worked against FIU when the team
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Tiger Woods told a friend he had to rush to Zales to pick up a "Kobe Special" for
his wife. I don't think he was talking about Japanese beef. ... I don't want to say
I don't have faith in Notre Dame to make the right hire after firing Charlie Weis,
but I heard Bobby Bowden is the front-runner.


* Quarterback Tim Tebow was
named SEC Co-Offensive Player of
the Week, while Mike Pouncey took
home Offensive Lineman of the
Week honors.


* It's over and reader Ben Volin has taken
home the trophy with a 130-109 victory over
Zach Rogan in the finals. Check out our Web
site for a recap, and be on the lookout for
Ben's guest column in Thursday's paper.




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