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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2009


Local custodian


featured in film


Turlington Page-Turner
While waiting for her Plants, Health and Spirituality class to start, 19-year-old Laura
Hundersmarck, an anthropology and Portuguese major, reads the Alligator outside of
Turlington Hall on Wednesday afternoon.


By MORGAN WATKINS
Alligator Contributing Writer
Melinda Augustus doesn't consider
herself a particularly trusting person,
but she opened her heart to the film-
makers who developed her story into
a documentary.
The film, "The Philosopher Kings,"
follows Augustus, 48, a custodian at
the Florida Museum of Natural His-
tory, and seven other custodians from
universities across the nation as they
tell their stories, showing audiences
that wisdom can come from more than
just textbooks and teachers.
Augustus traveled to New York
twice for screenings of the film, which
won or was nominated for awards at
10 film festivals. She said the chance to
travel to such a beautiful area and get
the red carpet treatment was amazing.
The Florida Museum of Natural
History will host a free screening of the
film for the public Feb. 16, said Kelly
Donovan, a communications specialist
at the museum.
Augustus, who lives in Alachua,


was approached during the summer
of 2008 to be part of the film after her
supervisor, Gloria Grant, suggested
her to filmmakers who came to UF
looking for potential participants. They
returned to film her later that summer
and spent a week shadowing Augus-
tus at work and traveling with her to
her childhood home and her mother's
grave. Director Pat-
rick Shen and pro-
ducer Greg Bennick
made her feel com-
fortable enough to
open up for the cam-
era about her experi-
ences, she said.
Augustus The hardest part
of the filming process
for her was talking about her mother,
who died more than a decade after a
medical accident during the birth of
her 15th child left her comatose, she
said. Augustus was 9 years old.
"It's amazing how some things
you'll never get over ever in your
whole life," she said. "I'll always miss
SEE FILM, PAGE 5


ON CAMPUS

Teachers, friends remember


telecom student as 'fighter'


By CAROLYN TILLO
Alligator Writer

Samantha Grosse was a curious, motivated
student.
The UF telecommunications student worked
in the WRUF newsroom for class. She liked inter-
national politics, loved animals and was in Alpha
Omicron Pi sorority.
She didn't like to use her disease as an ex-
cuse.
That's why she didn't tell Tom Krynski, the
news director of WRUF-AM and WRUF-FM, that
she had cystic fibrosis until she started missing
classes and shifts at the station.
"She didn't want that to slow her down," he
said.
However, on Monday, Samantha succumbed
to her disease, which affected her lungs and di-
gestive system.


"I don't think she had any obstacles.
She just did what she wanted to do."
Christine Eschenfelder
WUFT news assignment manager

Carlos Torres, who taught Samantha's Radio
1 class, said she possessed the qualities of a good
broadcast journalist, including an ability to work
as a team player and a willingness to help her
classmates, even if it meant staying after class.
"Whether she would have chosen to do on-air
or production, whether she would have chosen
to do news, sports or entertainment, she would
have excelled at it," Torres said.
Christine Eschenfelder, the WUFT news as-
signment manager, taught Samantha in her elec-
tronic news producing and management course.
Eschendfelder said Sam had a bubbly person-
SEE SAMANTHA, PAGE 4


Callie Rivers
(right) and the No.
14 UF volleyball
team will begin
NCAA Tournament
play with a first-
round match
against College of
Charleston in the
O'Dome tonight.
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WHAT'S HAPPENING
Hillel Hanukkah Extravaganza
Today, 7 p.m.
2020 W. University Ave.
Celebrate Hanukkah by cooking
your own sufganiyot (jelly do-
nuts), making a menorah, play-
ing dreidel and participating in a
Hanukkah-themed charades game
and rap contest.

Sierra Club Program
"Tread Lightly"
Today, 7:30 p.m.
Entomology Building, Room 3118
David Bruderly will describe the
latest gas mileage achievements to
reduce energy consumption and
carbon footprints.

Wigilia Polish Holiday
Celebration
Saturday, 8:30 p.m.
Keene Faculty Center, Dauer Hall
Traditional Polish party with
games, singing, and fortune telling
sponsored by the Polish Student
Association, Student Government,
and the Center for European
Studies.

Floridance presents
"Winter Waltz"
Sunday, 8 p.m.
Phillips Center for Performing
Arts
The student-run dance company
will hold its fall showcase of dance
performances. This year's event is
raising awareness for and benefit-
ing Relay For Life. The event is free
and open to the public.

Gator Citrus Club Citrus Sale
Dec. 9 to Dec. 11, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fifield Hall
The Gator Citrus Club will be
hosting its annual citrus sale.
Grapefruit, oranges and gift bas-
kets will be available for purchase.
For more information, please visit
the club's Web site at www.hos.ufl.
edu/citrusclub/.

Food for Thought
Dec. 10, 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Plaza of the Americas
Hosted by the Freshman
Leadership Council, food and fun
activities will be provided on the
Plaza of the Americas to help stu-


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SAMANTHA, from page 1
ality and was always smiling.
She would stay after class or come to Eschenfelder's office for
help when practicing her news writing and was both consider-
ate and outgoing, he said.
"I don't think she had any obstacles,"
Eschenfelder said. "She just did what she
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"She wanted to, you know, be normal, as normal as she
could, and to encourage others who have the disease to do the
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By ERIN ROBERTS
Alligator Contributing Writer


Smathers Library just got a make-
over.
A ceremony was held Wednes-
day morning to recognize lobby ren-
ovations that began in August, said
Barbara Hood, George A. Smathers
Libraries spokeswoman.
The interior was painted, new
lighting was installed in the lobby,
and the woodwork was stripped and
restained, Hood said.
"It was described as looking like
a haunted house because of the dim
lighting in the lobby before the reno-
vation," Hood said.
The lobby now also features dis-
plays honoring George Smathers.
Bruce and John Smathers, sons of
the late George Smathers, were joined
by their wives along with Dean of
University Libraries Judith Russell to
cut an orange and blue ribbon at the
ceremony commemorating the im-
proved lobby and celebrating their
father's contributions.
A black-and-white photograph of
George Smathers and President Lyn-
don B. Johnson in the White House is
illuminated in one of the three display
cases dedicated to the philanthropist
within the lobby.
Other photographs, medals and
documents in the display cases also


highlight contributions he made to UF
as a student and a benefactor and his
contributions state and nationwide as
a U.S. senator.
"As a research university, we
acquire materials for schol-
arship and research, and
we preserve the artifacts in
such a manner so anyone
can come in and use these
items for education."
Judith Russell
Dean of University Libraries

"Many of the libraries are adminis-
tered as George A. Smathers Libraries
as a system, but this rededicates the
renovations that were made due to
his contributions," Russell said. "The
bronze plaque outside, the portrait of
Sen. Smathers, artifacts, documents
and overall appearance of the lobby is
a much more appropriate dedication
to Sen. Smathers."
Hood said rare photographs,
books, artifacts and documents that
are also showcased in the lobby were
chosen from the special and area study
collections like Asian and Africana
studies, The Price Library of Judaica
and the Latin American Collection,
which are housed within the library.


"As a research university, we ac-
quire materials for scholarship and re-
search, and we preserve the artifacts
in such a manner so anyone can come
in and use these items for education,"
Russell said. "You want people to
come and feel like these materials are
open to you."
The improvement of the lobby is
expected to lead to more progress and
renovations within Smathers Library
as well as throughout the campus
to meet the educational needs of the
students, the public and scholars and
researchers around the world.
Plans are being made for the
renovation of the Special Collections
Research Room on the second floor
of Smathers Library to increase the
amount of space in the study area and
overall usefulness of the room.
Bruce Smathers said in order for
UF to be ranked nationally in the top
10 universities, it is necessary to pro-
vide top 10 research libraries to the
students.
"Everyone wants to contribute to
the athletic program, but my father
recognized that this is the future of the
University of Florida as an academic
institution, which greatly depends on
the school, but really on an excellent
library system," Bruce Smathers said.
"Education is everybody's birthright,
and hopefully UF will become one of
the top 10 universities in the coun-
try."


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FILM, from page 1
my mom.
The documentary became a platform for her to begin
the healing process by finally talking about what hap-
pened to her mother.
"As a child, it's like a quietness unspoken," she said.
"I realize now that I have to talk about what's inside of me
because if you hold onto it and it's never expressed, you
carry that with you your whole life."
Augustus said she's not the type of person to sit behind
a desk all day, and she loves her job at the museum because
it keeps her on her toes. She enjoys seeing
National new faces every day as visitors come to see
News the exhibits.
She works a second job in the afternoon
at a daycare center, and before taking a job
at the museum in 2004, she ran her own daycare for 18
years. Sometimes she even sees children from her previ-
ous daycare business at the museum. She loves working
with children because they are nonjudgmental and love
unconditionally, she said.
When she thinks back on her involvement with the film,
Augustus said she remembers how friendly and reassur-
ing Shen and Bennick were toward her. She still keeps in
touch with them, as well as with several of the other custo-
dians from the film.
Augustus, who first thought the film was just a college
student project before realizing it was a much bigger un-
dertaking, said she is proud of the film and that making it
was ultimately a refreshing experience.


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Editorial

Indian Burn

American Indians need

health care reform
The health care system that American Indians rely on is a
patchwork of half measures and empty promises.
President Obama outlined many of the problems in
a speech last month, stating that "Native Americans die of ill-
nesses like tuberculosis, alcoholism, diabetes, pneumonia and
influenza at far higher rates" than other Americans. According
to The New York Times, diabetes causes three times as many
deaths among American Indians than others, and alcohol ac-
counts for up to five times as many deaths.
Much of this can be explained by the fact that American In-
dians face a shortage of doctors near reservations, inadequate
medical equipment and hospitals that are miles of dirt and
gravel road away.
But worst of all may be the issue of rationing. With limit-
ed federal dollars and little tribal revenue, members of some
American Indian tribes wait months or even years for critical
treatment.
At one reservation, home to 15,000 Apaches, there is a back-
log of patients waiting for treatment that sometimes stretches
into the hundreds. Overburdened doctors often add 10 addi-
tional patients a month to wait lists.
And these procedures are by no means minor. A Navajo
man waiting for brain surgery in New Mexico suffered seizures
while driving and nearly died when he passed out after leaving
the stove on. Because his seizures and headaches (caused by a
shifting metal plate in his head from a childhood injury) were
not "life threatening," it was the back of the line for him.
Even women who find lumps in their breast or otherwise
suspect a problem can face wait times of months to see special-
ists. This has lead to breast cancer deaths that may have been
preventable.
So when lawmakers included provisions to improve this
failing system with the health care overhaul, conservatives op-
posed the expanded benefits and special exemptions granted to
American Indians.
Sen. Tom Cobum, R Okla., argues that by exempting Indi-
ans from purchasing insurance, premiums will rise for insured
people and further stress the American Indian health care sys-
tem.
But with insurers that avoid or provide very limited cover-
age to American Indian territories, and with a full quarter of
the American Indian population in poverty, exemptions make
sense. At the very least they should not be used as an excuse to
delay much needed improvements to the health care system for
American Indians.
Conservatives also argue that because 1.9 million American
Indians (of roughly 3 million total) already receive free health
care through the Indian Health Service, additional spending is
unnecessary.
Free health care is all well and good, but what's the point
when you have to wait months or years to receive it?
Isn't this the kind of rationing that conservatives have been
claiming to fight for years? They need not look to Canada for
a "horror story" to justify their position there's one in our
backyard. One that they choose to ignore.
It's called Indian Country.
The notion that the free market private insurance will
solve this problem is clearly a flawed one. The free market
chooses to avoid these "high risk" populations. But the status
quo obviously will not work. So what is the solution?
Comprehensive reform.
American Indians, along with the rest of the American peo-
ple, need a fundamentally different health care system. More
doctors and a greater emphasis on preventative care go hand-
in-hand with broader health care coverage.
Because this case proves that you can't go halfway with
health care reform.


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Tiger's choice of m
True to his reputation as the hardest-hitting driver
on the PGA Tour, Tiger Woods spent the majority
of his Thanksgiving holiday entering a world of
pain. The grimy details that are now oozing out of the
celebrity guerrilla media sleaze machine only amplify
the deliciousness of this sordid Tiger tale.
Tiger and the other residents of Isleworth Country
Club live in palatial houses that start at $2 million, but
it is refreshing to see that nobody in this exclusive en-
clave has decided it would be a good idea to talk to the
popo. Snitches get stitches, no matter if you live in Sec-
tion 8 housing or on a snobbish golf course. Tiger "Stop
Snitchin" Woods usually stays far away from political
endorsements or social issues, so it is good to see him
take a firm stand against assisting law enforcement of-
ficers. Everybody finds their voice sometime in their
lives.
The worthless public relations vomit slopped down
in front of us by the more established news outlets
would be insulting if it weren't so comical. Tiger's hot
Viking nursemaid of a wife was saving his life when
she smashed his SUV with a golf club in the wee hours
of the night, as the official pablum read last week. Hon-
estly, I can hardly think of a better way to get someone
out from behind the wheel than to smash out the back
windows with a golf club.
With the staid news outlets sucking at the teat of out-
right lies and the rich neighbors making like a bunch of
defiant dope boys, once again it was up to the Al-Qaida
tactics of loosely-coordinated but ideologically similar
celebrity news organizations to get the grubby facts
about Tiger straightened out.
The saddest part of this whole ordeal is the revela-


stress was subpar
tion in US Weekly that Tiger was
not only cheating on the Viking
nursemaid with a skanky "cock-
tail waitress" but that said "cock-
tail waitress" was on the televi-
sion show "Tool Academy." I use
Tommy Maple quotes around the term "cocktail
letters@alligatororg waitress" because it is code for
"stripper who can't dance."
For those of you who have not had the pleasure of
witnessing this masterpiece, after filming the first epi-
sode, "Tool Academy" instantly rocketed into the pan-
theon of Greatest Achievements in American History
along with the Apollo space missions and Pixy Stix. The
show is a transcendent experience, and like fine wine, it
only gets better with age.
Obviously, my problem lies not with the show itself
but with the fact that the world's first billion-dollar
athlete is sopping up sloppy seconds from a guy who
willingly identifies himself before a national audience
as "Loud Mouth Tool."
Tiger lost his Teflon coating this Thanksgiving week-
end, but his mansions and money can surely salve most
of his wounds. The stench of infidelity may be harder to
wash off the formerly squeaky-clean pitchman espe-
cially the "Tool Academy" love hexagon he has dragged
his wife into but America loves to build people back
up after mercilessly tearing them down. Good thing
Oprah is gonna be around for a couple more years, be-
cause Tiger may need a seat on her comfy couch some-
time soon.
Tommy Maple is a graduate student in international
communications. His column appears on Thursdays.


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Letters to the Editor
Bible shouldn't be followed selectively
Thank God for the Bible.
I just want to thank Shaelyn McDaniel for
enlightening everyone on the teachings of Je-
sus Christ. It is so nice to hear someone spread
the word of Jesus to others, letting them know
that their lifestyles are abominations, just like
wearing clothing with two types of material is
an abomination (Leviticus 19:19). And I hate
it when people "cut the hair at the sides of
your head or clip off the edges of your beard."
Didn't they read Leviticus 19:27?
Thank you so much, Ms. McDaniel, for
shaming these wicked, wicked homosexuals
and people who are pro-choice. How dare
they fall in love with someone, or decide what
is best for their bodies? I'm just glad the Bible
is so certain and proven and doesn't reside in
the fiction section of Barnes & Noble.
Nicholas Smith
UF3LS


Christians should preach love, not hate
This is in response to Shaelyn McDaniel's
letter, "Author misinterprets the Bible's mes-
sage."
The notion that Christians pretend that
God's love is conditional and that he only
loves you if you fit some type of "normal life-
style" is insane. If this were true, then no one
would fit the definition of a Christian.
Gay people are murdered, denied equal
rights, denied housing, employment and talk-
ed about as if homosexuality were some kind
of disease that they could "fix" if they were
"true" Christians. This is a dangerous men-
tality and message that Christians hold. Gay
people suffer while self-righteous Christians


set impossible standards and hide behind
the Bible. I think that some Christians forget
that only God is infallible. People need to stop
preaching hate and start preaching love and
acceptance of all people.
Nichole Newcome
UF animal biology senior


H1N1 vaccinations went smoothly
I would like to commend the UF Student
Health Care Center for a very organized H1N1
flu shot procedure. The online sign-up system
was very easy to find and use. I printed out the
forms and had them with me. A tent was set
up outside, and it took me exactly 30 seconds
to check in. Arrows clearly directed me to the
correct location in the infirmary, and the entire
vaccination procedure took less than 5 min-
utes. Kudos to the staff who organized what
could have been a madhouse with long lines
into a very streamlined program.
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UF alumna and OPS staff admissions

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Drivers should consider feelings of fans
when making bad decisions
A notice to the University Athletic Associa-
tion:
I hereby appoint myself the official desig-
nated driver of the UF football team. Players
can go out and get hammered during the week
of the most important game of the season. It's
okay. I will be on call, prepared to offer a ride
to any player in need of my service.
The game against Alabama may not mat-
ter that much to the players, but it certainly


does to me. I will be happy to sacrifice my
sleep schedule for the duration of my time at
UF to ensure that the players remain eligible
for games. My services will extend beyond
chauffeuring. I will also throw myself in front
of any player targeted by an officer's Taser,
help work out late-night conflicts with sand-
wich shop employees, and retrieve from the
impound lot the cars of players' girlfriends.
I am fed up with these student athletes who
jeopardize their careers and playing eligibility.
Should they continue to misbehave, the play-
ers may lose scholarships or potential profes-
sional suitors, but I stand to lose more: my
pride in my team.
Please, UF football players: Call me when
in need.
Lars Rodriguez
UF3LS


U.S. should withdraw from Afghanistan
The decision to send an additional 30,000
troops to Afghanistan is irresponsible on the
part of the administration I helped put in pow-
er. Granted, President Obama always said
during the campaign that he wanted to focus
on Afghanistan because it was the forgotten
war during the Bush administration, but that
doesn't make this a correct decision.
There's a point often made about Afghani-
stan that it is the deathbed of empires. The
British failed, the Soviets failed, and now we,
too, will fail. It is a modem-day Vietnam.
We have helped put in a corrupt regime,
now backed by our government, and the
people aren't happy about it. People who
wouldn't have previously been anti-American
are now changing their minds about our coun-


try. The area is now a breeding ground for an-
ti-American mentalities, but only because we
made it that way.
The only responsible thing to do at this
point is to pull out of Afghanistan. Did Lyn-
don B. Johnson and Richard Nixon make good
decisions when they increased the troops to
Vietnam against the will of the people in both
the United States and Vietnam? No, and his-
tory shows that we should never have been in
Vietnam. It's amazing how much the Ameri-
can people know and how little the govern-
ment listens to them in times of war.
I just read that the surge will cost about $30
billion during the first year alone. Wouldn't
that money be much better off given back to
the people of this country, from the lower class
to the middle class, and pumped back into the
economy?
Only time will tell whether this surge will
work in the end. Personally, I don't think it
will, because military presence in the country
has failed time and time again. All the signs
of history are pointing toward the option that
isn't talked about pulling out of Afghani-
stan. The area will most likely crumble, but the
area will probably crumble after we leave any-
way. At least we can save countless American
and Afghani lives in the process.
I have supported President Obama in ev-
erything he has done or has tried to do so far.
I found little fault in what he said on the cam-
paign, and I was ecstatic when, in the small
hours of the morning in November of 2008, I
was a part of history. But I have to differ with
him in this decision. I will continue to support
him, but I think he has made a huge mistake
with this surge. I just hope I'm proven wrong.
Paul Murty
UF English sophomore


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'Lovely Bones' shows realm between life and death


By MARY MANCHESS
avenue writer

Saoirse Ronan isn't like her
peers. She doesn't have a fragrance
or clothing line, and she isn't among
the teeny bopper, triple-threat, over-
night sensations that Disney pro-
duces.
"I'll leave Miley Cyrus to that," the
Irish actress said in a telephone con-
ference call that The Avenue partici-
pated in on Oct. 15. "I don't think I'm
really that kind of actor."
And she definitely isn't. Ronan
was nominated for an Academy
Award at the age of 12 for her role
as Briony Tallis in "Atonement." And
now at age 15, rumors of a second
nomination are up in the air for her
role as Susie Salmon in the upcom-
ing film, "The Lovely Bones," based
on the best-selling novel by Alice


Sebold.
The film is scheduled for limited
release on Dec. 11. It will be official-
ly released on Jan. 11.
The plot centers on Ronan's
character, 14-year-old Susie, who is
brutally murdered and watches her
family deal with the aftermath of her
death from the in-between. In order
to move onto the afterlife she must
accept her death, which is conflicted
by the vengeance she feels toward
her murderer and the desire to have
her family heal from her devastating
death.
Prior to filming, Ronan decided
not to read the book because at the
time she was only 13 years old.
"The book is little bit more visual
and a bit more violent than the film,
so itjust made sense," she said. "But
I read the book this year for the first
time, and I absolutely loved it, and


I think because I had been through
the whole experience of making the
movie and living through the story, I
think that helps me to really connect
with the book."
In the book there is a very graphic
rape scene that lasts for about two
pages. Ronan said that this scene
is not featured in the film, but she
doesn't think it dras-
New tically changes the
g overall synopsis.
"It can make
people uncomfort-
able, and it can make people too
disturbed," she said. "And I find that
if they do it the way that we did in
'The Lovely Bones,' which was a
very tasteful way to do it, I think, is
to just leave it up to the audience's
imagination, and let them think of it
for themselves, sometimes that can
even be stronger."


With a star-studded cast that in-
cludes Mark Wahlberg, SusanSaran-
don, Rachel Weisz and director Peter
Jackson, there are high expectations
looming by bloggers and film critics.
While Ronan sees it as a privilege
to work with such high-profile people
in the business, she said she has
never felt intimidated but always re-
spected.
"I've never really been starstruck;
I've never been speechless or any-
thing like that. I don'tthink I could do
that anyway, I'm Irish," she said. "I
usually get very excited when I meet
people around my own age, whether
they're well-known or not."
Excited and cheerful are charac-
teristics of the actress outside of her
dark characters.
"I'm not particularly attracted to
dark roles. I suppose with 'Atone-
ment' and 'The Lovely Bones' it just


kind of worked out that way," she
said. "But I love the depth to them.
I love just their thinking process,
especially with 'Atonement.' And it
just, you know, it takes a lot of think-
ing to really understand those kinds
of characters. There's a lot of parts
now where it's very easy to just be
the happy girl, and you know, there
are some great characters at the mo-
ment who are more than that, and
who are also very uplifting, like Susie
Salmon."
Ronan said she has also been
looking at scripts that are comedic
and a little bit more light-hearted.
But she doesn't think that Susie
Salmon's real story is dark.
She said, "I think that the mes-
sage of this movie, although it
may not seem like it to people who
haven't seen it yet, is ultimately hope
and how you get there."


Mark Wahlberg (who plays Jack Salmon) and Saoirse Ronan ( who plays Susie Salmon) in the upcoming film "The Lovely Bones." Ronan plays the role of a
young girl who is murdered and watches from heaven as her family tries to track down her killer. The movie will be released Dec. 1 1.


PG 11: Column about crushing the spirit of Christ-
mas and a review of the Gainesville Local Art
Mart
PG 12: Q + A with indie band Cursive
ONLINE: Check out a list of easy Florida romantic
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2009 *ALLIGATOR, 9


Runway offers alternative to buying designer clothing


By TAWNA SOELDNER-DANGER
avenue contributing writer

Even with a closet full of clothes,
many women suffer from the age-old
complaint: I don't have anything to
wear.
Two recent Harvard Business
School graduates aided the timeless
plight by creating Renttherunway.
com, a Web site that allows women to
rent high-end dresses for one-tenth of
what they cost.
For most women, the luxury of
walking into a retail store and pur-
chasing dresses from designers like
Roberto Cavalli, Herv6 Leger and
Catherine Malandrino is, and prob-
ably always will be, a dream. But
Renttherunway.com makes dreams a
reality for women working on a bud-
get with rentals ranging from $50 to
$200 for a four-night loan.
The Web site makes renting a
dress as easy as ordering a textbook.
Customers browse the vast selec-
tion of designers, schedule a delivery
date and the dress arrives the next
day. Just to be safe, included with


the dress is a second back-up size, a
custom garment bag and a fit kit, in-
cluding double-sided tape, bra strap
adjusters and deodorant stain remov-
ers. If the customer isn't sure what
style she will be feeling that evening,
for an additional $25, she can rent a
back-up dress.
After a night of looking fabulous,
the customer places the dress in pre-
paid packaging and drops it in the
mail for a no-hassle return. Dry clean-
ing is included in the initial price, but
a $5 insurance fee covers most ward-
robe mishaps, like a missing button,
broken zipper or slight stain. If the
dress is returned in complete disar-
ray, the renter is responsible for the
full retail price.
Jenna Rush, a UF advertising se-
nior, stumbled upon Renttherunway.
com on a Twitter feed from Glamour.
com earlier this semester.
"I was instantly intrigued," she
said. "The clothes are incredible, and
the prices are reasonable, even for a
college student like me."
With Christmas partiesjust around
the corner, winter weddings on the


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branching into new d
and styles, but our st
you through the proc
help you find the perj
for your body type."
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Renttherunway.com is JL
recessionista needs to
holiday season.
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with stylists available to
tings.
"They offer girls reass
founder Jennifer Carter
"Some girls may resist br
new designers and sty
stylists walk you through
They help you find the p
for your body type."
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come's founding member
Web site being invitatio
had to request to be part


st sive service. Now, more than 65,000
people are members, and 20,000
designers people are on the waitlist. Members
ylists walk receive e-mail updates of new dress
ess. They arrivals and special discounts.
feet dress For New Year's Eve, Rush plans
to rent a chic one-shoulder sequin
r F s Alice and Olivia cocktail dress that
she said she wouldn't normally be
co-founder able to afford. Co-founder Jennifer
Hyman brainstormed the idea during
e, Rush said a trip home to New York City. Hyman's
ist what any younger and incredibly fashionable
survive the sister Becky was stumped on what
to wear to a wedding. She hunted
ers a hotline through her closet but found nothing
help with fit- that inspired her. Becky's meek sala-
ry as an accessories buyer for Bloom-
;urance," co- ingdale's made the idea of purchas-
Fleiss said. inga designer piece unrealistic.
anching into "She felt guilty about buying some-
les, but our thing new, didn't wantto borrow from
the process. a friend and wished there was a way
perfect dress to rent a dress that would have got-
ten her excited for the event," Carter
nttherunway. Fleiss said.
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When my family gathers, we collec-
tively devolve into sadists.
Somewhere between my father's
need to leave an impression and my
mother's high standards came five off-
spring who, when united, produce an
unrelenting flow of cynicism. We're the
champions of cruelty.
Naturally, myfamily is at its most de-
structive during the holiday season.
It was four days before Christmas
when we dined at a local restaurant.
At a nearby table sat a woman wear-
ing a headband with festive felt antlers,
which jingled merrily every time she
took a bite of her Reuben sandwich.
Christmas was coming early this
year.
Regardless of what reindeer do in
minds of believers, that sort of thing
doesn't fly in my family. Our enjoyment
of the holiday season has always been
tongue-in-cheek: We're ho-ho-ho-ing at
you, not with you.
"Do you think she picks up NPR on
those things?"
"It's going through the uprights...
and it's good!"
"I'm debating between ordering the
mozzarella sticks or the grilled rein-
deer."
Eventually our well of wit dried up,
and we changed the subject, noticing
our inside joke was leaking to other
tables. My father, however, hadn't been
paying attention and wasn't sensitive to


the situation.
"What's with the antlers?" he
asked.
Our table exploded into laughter.
Antler Lady lowered her half-eaten Reu-
ben to her plate, removed the antlers
from her head, and slipped them into
her purse.
She heard us.
"We finally did it," I whispered. "We
killed Christmas."
At that very moment, the Polar Ex-
press derailed. Rudolph was gunned
down by a Taliban rocket launcher.
Santa Claus clutched his chest and col-
lapsed thunderously to the ground, and,
after the elves' failed attempts at CPR,
he wheezed his final words:
"You win, Erik."
I couldn't escape the nightmares.
On Christmas Eve, gone were my vi-
sions of dancing sugarplums in their
place were Antler Lady's sobbing chil-
dren cowering in the corner, dodging
shards of porcelain ornaments as they
shattered on the wall behind them.
"Christmas is canceled!" she bel-
lowed, blowtorching the artificial tree
down to a steaming mound of green
plastic.
"Why, Mommy, why?" squealed the
children.
"Because Mommy wore these
f**king antlers you gave her!"
The holiday spirit can only take so
much mockery before we lose it forever.
We can embrace the childish traditions,
or we can digSanta's grave.
Happy holidays.


GLAM shows gems


By MARGARET GRECO
avenue writer

Things got weird almost imme-
diately at the Gainesville Local Art
Mart. Initially, I was distracted by
the smell and sight of people mak-
ing pizza inside the building, but it
quickly became clear that many
Gainesville residents make some
crazy crafts. If you ever wanted to
get some organic catnip (for just
$2!) or a few bedazzled felt Christ-
mas tree ornaments, this is defi-
nitely the right place.
I waded through a crowd of
young hipsters and older, more
conservative couples until I saw
something that caught my eye:
pregnant animal-themed art. The
idea of that sounds really creepy,
but in reality it was actually cute.
The artist, Juli Elin Toro, who is
going to have a baby in about two
weeks, said she started making
the prints because she wanted to
create art that related to her preg-
nancy.
Toro, 23, has never seen any
expecting rhinos, buffalos or
bears but said she "just kind of
made it up."
I made my way through the
maze of tables overflowing with
fishing lure key chains and bowls
of girly headbands before I once
again encountered something I
had never seen before.
In the corner, I spotted several


people playing with sparkly mul-
ticolored hula hoops. This was
somewhat shocking. What was
even weirder was that these peo-
ple were notjust testingthem out;
they were actually buyingthem.
Later, I saw a table covered
with small cloth purses that
turned out to be reusable snack
and sandwich bags.
Juli Adams and Meg Pearce,
both 2008 UF graduates, started
Moja Creations online about 10
months ago on etsy.com, which
Adams described as "an eBay for
homemade items."
Although this is their first craft
show, the pair has sold more than
2,500 items online and has re-
ceived international orders from
Australia, Canada
Fashion and Singapore.
m The bags,
which come in kid-
friendly prints like dinosaurs and
other more adult patterns, are
popular among schoolchildren
and women who take their lunch
to work, Adams said.
Overall, the craft show didn't
really feel like a craft show. There
were no tacky Christmas sweat-
ers adorned with puffy paint
and appliques, but there was
creepyfound-object jewelry and a
yarn chandelier. The sale show-
cased the bizarre things hidden
in Gainesville that we sometimes
look over.


10, ALLIGATOR Thursday, december 3, 2009






12, ALLIGATOR Thursday, december 3, 2009


Cursive gets creative


High-tech sex pleases all


By JON SILMAN
avenue writer

Cursive, an indie-rock band from Omaha,
Neb., is playing at Common Grounds on Sun-
day. The band is on Saddle Creek records, a
record label best known for another Omaha
act, Bright Eyes. Its latest album, "Mama, I'm
Swollen," was released in March, and they
played the "Late Show with David Letterman"
that same month. The Avenue got the chance
to talk to bass player Matt Maginn about play-
ing on TV, the band's sound and his favorite
Nirvana record.

So what did it feel like perform-
ing on that (Letterman) stage?
Scary. Frightening. It was intimidating and
really f**king cold.

You seemed to get a pretty good
response from him afterward. He
said the title of the album and then
said "Yowza!"
I think he was sort of shocked or surprised.
I think we caught him off guard a little bit.
As opposed to most indie bands who seem
to prefer sparse arrangements and lo-fi sound
textures, Cursive has more of a dissonant
feel without as much sound separation, and
kind of a Pixies-like vibe. Is that intentional?
We do like to allow for some separation, but
that's just kind of the aesthetic we've always
liked. We've never hid the fact that we like
bands like The Pixies a lot (laughs) and are
influenced by them. We kind of like the dis-
sonance a lot, and anytime you can make the
music sound uncomfortable or different or
odd, the better, really.

OK with that in mind, which Nir-
vana album do you like better: "Nev-
ermind" or "In Utero?"
I guess I kinda like "In Utero," for that rea-
son. It's far more aesthetically interesting,
but they were a big enough band that (the re-
cord label) gave people enough time to really
understand it.

Back to this dissonance aspect,


is it a statement against "popular"
music?
The first time I was introduced to that type
of playing, it was so different and so fresh to
me that it was exciting and really captured
my imagination, you know? It wasn't anything
you'd heard before because it's not normal to
make those sort of sounds.

So as a band when you're writ-
ing, instead of putting in a normal
guitar break or something do you
consciously say, "OK, let's try some-
thing that sounds a little different
here."
We try to kind of walk a line. We used to
do that, but we've allowed ourselves to ex-
pand a bit and not be so intentionally coun-
ter-intuitive all the time. We've been tryingto
allow some normal influence to come in and
not f**k everything up, but that being said,
I think we collectively decided that the next
record we want to completely f**k up. We've
been trying to mix them both, something
more traditional and things that are weird
sounding, but now I think we're in the mood
to do something really strange.

How do you measure success as
a band?
Good question I don't know. I guess if our
friends still like what we record then we're
successful.

What about you personally? How
do you measure success for yourself?
I guess if I'm still having fun, and surviving
without too much pain. You know, if we can
still have fun and not have to take out a loan
to go out on tour.

What: Cursive with Capgun Coup and The
Early Twenties

When: 6 p.m. Sunday

Where: Common Grounds, 210 SW Sec-
ond Ave.


By BRANDT WILLIAMS
avenue writer

As any well-educated and well-
rounded 20-year-old can tell you, col-
lege welcomes those with an irrepress-
ible appetite for knowledge. However,
those 20-somethings also comprise the
nation's youth a generation that is en-
joying its prime and is fully aware of it
sexual abilities. College also welcomes
the flirtatious, the scandalous, the ir-
responsible, the debased and the ador-
ably promiscuous. We jump in and out
of one another's beds but often overlook
the simpler, STD-free expressions of our
sexuality.
This is where technology comes in.
Smartphones, texting and webcams
have broadened not only our commu-
nications, but also our sexual horizons.
Long-distance couples should be espe-
cially thankful for this as it provides an
outlet that allows them to get in touch,
get off and prevents them from putting
out for someone else.
Still, phone and webcam sex is not
limited to those who are emotionally
committed. Do you remember that Geor-
gia fan you met in Jacksonville, the one
who simultaneously blew you and your
mind? He or she may live in Athens, but
technology can establish a connection
for at least one more night. Phone and
webcam sex also provides an alternative
to intercourse, thereby promoting absti-
nence. And if abstinence isn't really your
game, well, high-tech sex will prove suffi-
cient at teasingyour latest crush and his
cocky attitude.
It all starts with simple texting, or
rather, sexting. Use your BlackBerry or
iPhone one night to drop a flirtatious
hello. Ask your intended target why he or


she is up at such a late hour and what
he or she is doing to, err, entertain him-
self or herself. You'll know pretty quickly
if he or she has taken the bait. Just be
careful where you leave your phone
when sexting; you wouldn't want the talk
at Thanksgiving dinner to be why your
younger sibling found a text that read, "I
want to baste your turkey."
Phone sex is where it gets heavier.
This requires you to get vocal and not
give a damn about what your roommate
might be overhearing. Start by discuss-
ing what you're not wearing and where
you're touching yourself. Progress into
what you'd do with your phone buddy if
he or she were there think of Ludac-
ris' lyrics, "whips and chains, handcuffs,
smack a little booty up with my belt."
Some might consider
This prospect awkward
or uncomfortable -
but that's why a sense
of humor is necessary.
A little encouragement
will further direct the
conversation from
"but...I don't really know what to say" to
"I want you on all fours."
And then there is the webcam. This
is best done not with someone met in a
chat room but rather someone you know,
trust and is of age jailbait should not
be a word in your vocabulary. Webcam
sex is essentially someone watching via
an Internet connection while you show
off your assetss, and milk yourself and
that webcam's abilities for all it's worth.
This being 2009, phone and webcam
sex isn't creepy; it's technological. Just
ensure that your morning after doesn't
include findingyour adventures on texts-
fromlastnight.com, or, dear God, Xtube.


Cost: $14


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Walk to Campus. Indiv. leases available at
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1 bedroom in a nice quiet NW 3/2 house, on
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2bed/2.5bath twnhome> Casablanca
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great bus route to campus
5 mi from campus, pets welcome
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$99 MOVES YOU IN!
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Tired of Roommates?
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Downtown One Bedrooms Now Leasing!
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1 & 2's SPECIAL RATES!
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Quality & Affordability!
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Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
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No deposit, No move-in fees!!!
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14, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2009


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 4-21-
71-2



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


MUSEUM WALK
2/2's $945 CABLE & WATER Included
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3500 SW 19th Ave*www.museumwalk.com
379-WALK*
4-21-09-71-2


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
4-21-09-71-2


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
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text (lakewood)@65586
4-21-09-71-2


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
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4-21-09-71-2


ACROSS FROM UF!
Studios $465, includes electric!
Wood floors available. FREE parking.
1225 SW 1 Avenue Pets welcome
372-7111 No move-in fees!
4-21-09-71-2


BRAND NEW REDUCED RATES!
1's, 2's, 3's
Inclusive Pkgs Available
Pet Friendly!
Immediate or Fall Move In
352-374-3866
4-21-09-71-2


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
4-21-09-71-2


$399 FOR EVERYTHING
All Inclusive Student Suites
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Astroturf Soccer Field
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4-21-71-2

Action Real Estate Services
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1-4 BR, Starting at $450
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352-331-1133
4-21-09-71-2

NOW LEASING FOR FALL 2010
Utility Packages Available
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4-21-09-71-2

Wake Up 10 Min Before Class
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4-21-09-71-2

5 Check out our apartments. Priced from
$400-$525. Close to shopping & university.
5 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
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4-21-09-71-2

REDUCED 1st Mo 1/2 off! 2/2 off of SW 35th
PI, Close to UF & bus route. Great for grad
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1-5-09-92-2

FREE Rent until January 2010!!!
Pine Rush Pet Friendly No Weight Limits
1 bdr. from $459 2bdr. from $639
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1-5-09-25-2


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1-5-09-25-2

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1-5-09-25-2

WALK & BIKE TO UF
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* 2BR $450-$620 W/D incl
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ONE MONTH FREE RENT!
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12-9-09-72-2


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LARGE 2BR/1BA
Tile floors, except BRs. Covered patio. Close
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12-9-09-41-2

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 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

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
4-21-09-71-2

FREE Rent until January 2010!!!
Sundowne Pet Friendly No Weight Limits
Studio from $439 ibdr. 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
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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 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 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


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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-
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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


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


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* 2BR/2.5BA $800 2BR/1BA $700
* 1BR/1BA $585 Studio $475
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$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

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 1 BR/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

Serene Living at Magnolia Manor Apts
All 2BR/2BA units. W/D, mirrored wall, sky-
light, alarm. Starting at $640. Model open
daily. Call Maribeth 352-317-8150 12-0-6-2


* One bedroom with office, full bath, and kitch-
en for rent! One block from the University of
S Florida on SW 5th Ave. Utilities are not in-
cluded but are split among the renter and the
other three roommates. It's part of a house
and rent is only 500$ a month! 386-295-1703
12-7-09-4-2


Duplex 2BR/1BA, NEW kitchen, tiled floors,
fenced yard, 1mi to SFC, $600/mo.
Call 352-278-2897 12-8-09-5-2

2BR/2BA Condo
1 Mile from Campus
Call 352-516-2545. Pets ok. 1-5-09-7-2

LARGE 2/2 PETS OK
Fenced in backyard, W/D hook-up, plus stor-
age, central heat & AC, Master bdrm has 3
closets, apt just painted, new carpet, new
frig. Now available, rent $650. Sec only $100
with reference. Call Mr. Kristoff 352-332-
5030 1-5-09-7-2

HISTORIC APTS Pleasant Street Historic
District. 2BR $850, two 1BRs $625 & $575.
one efficiency $475. Hardwood floors, ceiling
fans, high ceiling & porches. 1st, last, secu-
rity. No dogs. 378-3704 sallygville@aol.com
1-5-09-7-2

DUCKPOND
2BR/1.5BA 1200 sq ft townhouse. Amazing
location. Tile floor, new countertops. Blocks
to downtown. Available now. $850/mo. 508
NE 4th Ave. 379-4952 1-5-09-7-2

DUCKPOND
Stone cottage studio. Small but cute. Good
sized kitchen. Blocks to downtown, restau-
rants. Available now. $475/mo. 306 NE 6th
St. 379-4952 1-5-09-7-2

2BR/1BA cent heat mobile home. Shady lot.
From $345-$425/mo. Incl water. No pets.
Last month free. 4546 NW 13th St. 376-5887
1-5-09-6-2

BLOCKS TO UF
Available August 2010. Now showing
multiple houses. 2BR/2BA, 3BR/2BA,
4BR/3BA, 5BR/3BA. www.dalyproperties.
com or call Carol 359-3341 1-5-09-6-2

Beautiful &Affordable Townhouse w/fireplace
in SW Gville! Laminated wood downstairs &
carpet upstairs. 2BR/1.5BA near UF, Butler
Plaza, 1-75 & Oaks Mall. Short leases avail.
Great deal! Don't miss it. 352-262-2828
1-5-09-6-2

Move in Special: No Security Deposit
2/2 Condo with washer/dryer, screened-
in porch, newer condo, near UF. Shands,
located off 34th & Archer Rd. 2 units
available $750 per month. Call 317-5060
1-5-09-6-2

Relocated. Assume my lease. Dec rent paid.
No 1st, last, or security deposit 950.00/mo
2BR/2BA townhome, W/D hookup. Arlington
Square,downtown, walk to the Hipp, on bus
line, alarm system included. 863-258-6350
12-9-09-5-2


$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
e-mail: cmm616@ufl.edu 1-5-09-10-3

Sublease furnished 1/1 in a 2/2.5 townhouse
spring 2010(Jan 1 to April 30). $500/month
utilities, internet, and cable included! Located
in Brighton park Call (352)222-9646 or email
clarissahoover@ufl.edu 12-8-09-5-3

$350/mo 1 BR furnished apt at Campus
Lodge Available from January to August.
W&D, Pool, 24 hr gym, Computer Lab,
Basketball courts. Contact 8504783876 or
8507124370 12-7-09-4-3

SUBLEASE $500 per month: The
Courtyards-5 minute walk from UF campus.
4/1.5, fully furnished with utilities and wire-
less. Lease begins January 1 and can go un-
til August 7 (ending date can be negotiated.)
Contact Nicole at nicole.seigel@gmail.com.
12-8-09-4-3


$280/mo+util.Sublease nxt spring/sum.Lg 1
br/lba in 3br/3ba Stoneridge apt.lnc:wash/
dryer,dshwshr,all essentials!Lg walkincloset!
Walk to Butler plaza.2 bus rts 12&35.Gym,
pool, bball/tennis crts also. 813-909-6447
12-9-5-3


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Greenwich Green 372-8100
Hidden Lake 374-3866
4-21-71-4

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Just go to
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1BR INDIVIDUAL LEASES IN FURNISHED
4BR CONDOS. 2 blocks to UF. $299/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

Female roommates needed. Live in a big
new house w/ bus stop to UF, quiet/relax
area, fenced yard,private pool. 480/month
all inclusive. Joyce 941-724-0961. Must see
House Pics: tinyurl.com/mbs77r 12-9-09-
23-14

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

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


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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

Roommate needed in Rockwood Villas spa-
cious room and private bath in a 3/3. $400.00/
month plus a 1/3 of the utilities 352-538-7521
1-5-09-8-4

Grad student seeking two female roommates
(NS/ND) to share a new 4/2 house in a quiet
neighborhood 3 mi. W of 1-75. With cable,
internet & security alarm. 475/mo., util. incl.
Please call 352-331-8794. Rooms are avail-
able immediately. 1-12-12-4

Beautifully renovated, furnished
condo,1 mile from UF, $399/MO
includes cable, internet, utilities,
pool + fitness room and on bus route,
Female roommate needed, 352 262-2871
1-5-09-7-4

1 bed/private bath in 3/3 at rockwood villas.
$450 inc. utilities (cable, wireless internet).
Washer/Dryer in unit and plenty of parking.
On UF and Sante Fe bus route. Call Jerry for
more info. 407.403.0656. 12-9-09-6-4


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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. 4-21-09-71-6

BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 4-21-09-71-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-
7490 4-21-09-71-6


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. 4-21-09-71-6

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
4-21-71-6

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 4-21-09-71-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
4-21-09-71-6

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 4-21-
71-6

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 4-21-09-71-6

**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.
4-21-71-6

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. 4-21-71-6

Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
4-21-71-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-21-09-
71-6

FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $160. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-21-71-6

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 4-21-71-6


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








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Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/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

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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)
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***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


Top of the line gator pool table! Solid slate,
8ft.,gator blue felt, gator billiard balls, gator
cover $1800 OBO. MUST SELL! call 352-
372-6533 12-9-09-5-10

CHRISTMAS TREES!
Potted Leylands, Arizona Cypress, & Red
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We need volunteers and stray/feral cats to
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Sports
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2009


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Florida will start NCAA play

By ANTHONY CHIANG
Alligator Writer
achiang@allgator org

After being selected to the NCAA Tourna-
ment field for the 19th consecutive season,
the Gators should be accustomed to the post-
season by now but that isn't the case.
Florida doesn't know what to expect this
weekend as it has only has played a com-
bined three matches all time under Mary
Wise against the three teams in its first and
second round bracket College of Charles-
ton, FIU and Miami.
No. 14 UF (23-5, 16-4 Southeastern Con-
ference) will begin the tournament against
College of Charleston (18-12, 12-4 Southern
Conference) at 7:30 tonight in the O'Connell
., Center.
Although the Gators
and Cougars don't have
too much of a history, the
one time they did matchup
was in a similar situation -
the first round of the 2007
NCAA Tournament.
Wise
The unfamiliarity be-
tween the four teams comes as a change to
the Gators.
"It's way different. In the SEC you play
teams twice," opposite hitter Callie Rivers
said. "You pretty much know people's names, -
numbers and tendencies within the confer-
ence. When going into these games you really
don't know anything about the teams."
Although the players will not have the
chance to view mountains of film on the Cou- ..
gars, coach Mary Wise has spent all week
studying UF's first-round opponent.
From what she has seen, College of Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
Charleston runs a fast offense and block ex- UF outside hitter Callie Rivers said the NCAA Tournament is
SEE VOLLEYBALL, PAGE 19 quite a change due to the unfamiliarity of opponents.


It's really too easy


being this awesome
Editor's Note: Graduate student, Palm Beach Post
Gators beat writer and reader Ben Volin earned a
guest column for winning our inaugural alligatorSports
Fantasy Challenge.
o apparently the prize for my outstanding per-
formance and season-long dominance in this lit-
tle fantasy college football league is to write 500
words for the Alligator.
Awesome. How thrilling.
This is exactly how I should be spending my time
this week.
Not, you know, covering the
nation's No. 1 team as it prepares
for the Game of the Century, or
studying for my MBA exams.
Nope, instead I'm supposed
to sit here and brag or something
Ben Volin about beating a bunch of college
Rollin' With Volin kids in fantasy football.
sports@alligatororg Yeah, I won the league. Cool.
Can't wait to drop that line with
the ladies in Midtown.
For both of you that care, I won because of a kid I
didn't know existed until Week 2. His name is Blaine
Gabbert, and he's a sophomore quarterback for Mis-
souri who lists sports, hanging out with friends and
fishing as his primary hobbies. Not quite the stuff of
Tebow, but he did me well this season as a replacement
for Sam Bradford, who I took with the second overall
pick and promptly hurt himself for the season in Week
1.
The Tigers went 8-4, 4-4 in the Big 12, but Gabbert
was a champion in my locker room. He finished with
3,302 passing yards, 228 rushing yards, 26 total touch-
SEE VOLIN, PAGE 20


Alabama looks to get revenge for letting '08 slip away


* THE CRIMSON TIDE HAVE
WON 24 STRAIGHT
REGULAR-SEASON GAMES.

By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligatororg

When the Crimson Tide take the
field Saturday, they will not have
lost a regular-season game in 743
days.
That will be little consolation for
Alabama if it comes up short against
Florida in the SEC Championship
Game for the second straight year.
UA is about to get a second


chance against UF, after the Gators
pulled away in the fourth quarter
for a 31-20 win en route to a BCS
National Championship Game ap-
pearance.
This year's winner will again
have a chance to play for the na-
tional title.
"We got too caught up in the mo-
ment," Alabama linebacker Rolando
McClain said. "Our guys got caught
up in the pressure and they wanted
to be the hero and make the extra ef-
fort play instead of just doing what
we had to do and doing what our
job was.
"If everybody would have just
done what they had to do in the


fourth quarter instead of getting
caught up in the moment, we would
have been fine. I think the guys un-
derstand that now and everybody
is trying to play their role, playing
their role the best they can instead of
trying to be the hero."
It has been well-
i- documented that
SSaturday's show-
down will feature
a clash of the na-
tion's top defenses. The outcome
may hinge on which offense can
do just enough to pull out the win.
Florida and Alabama have seemed
to favor the run this year, with the
Gators boasting the SEC's top rush-


ing offense and Crimson Tide run-
ning back Mark Ingram second in
the conference in rushing yards per
game.
UA quarterback Greg McElroy
said the ability to depend on Ingram
on offense has been a big help as he
develops in his first year under cen-
ter.
"(Inrgram has) been a great se-
curity blanket for all of us in our
first years as starters. He's that solid
rock," McElroy said. "He's been a
guy we can fall back on when we
need to grind the clock and a guy
that's gotten off to great starts in
games for us."
Ingram's superb season has


helped the Crimson Tide weather
through some of McElroy's rockier
weeks, including a three-game
stretch against Ole Miss, South
Carolina and Tennessee in which he
completed 51.8 percent of his passes,
averaged 119.7 passing yards per
game and had a total of zero touch-
downs and two interceptions.
"There was a huge question
mark that everybody had about the
quarterback on our team this year,"
Alabama coach Nick Saban said.
But Alabama's closer-than-ex-
pected win in the Iron Bowl may
have given McElroy a much-needed

SEE ALABAMA, PAGE 20


* Quarterback Tim Tebow was named one of five finalists for the Walter Camp
Player of the Year award for the third straight year. The winner will be
announced live on the 6 p.m. SportsCenter on Dec. 10. The other finalists are
Alabama running back Mark Ingram, Houston quarterback Case Keenum, Texas
quarterback Colt McCoy and Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.


Today's question: How far will the
UF volleyball team go?


I POLLRS ULTS


Previous question:
Which school has
been Florida's
biggest rival in the
Urban Meyer era?


Percent (Votes)
LSU 59% (287)
Georgia 27% (133)
Tennessee 9% (43)
FSU 5% (23)


486 TOTAL VOTES






THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 19


Down But Not Out


By ANTHONY CHIANG
Alligator Writer
achlang@alllgator org

The Gators' season hit an all-
time low as they traveled to face
Kentucky on Nov. 22.
For the first time in 19 years,
they would not win the Southeast-
ern Conference title.
But the disappointment and
embarrassment that came with
ending Florida's 18-year streak did
not prevent this team from staying
focused.
Before the match against Ken-
tucky, junior Callie Rivers made
sure that her team knew there was
still a lot at stake.
"When I walked into the lock-
er room prior to the (Kentucky)
match, she had written on the wall
'not on our watch,' and she had
every player sign it," coach Mary
Wise said. "That was their rally
cry."
UF went on to dominate Ken-
tucky en route to a four-set victory
after losing to the Wildcats less
than two months before.
Since falling out of conten-
tion for the conference crown, the
Gators have looked like a new
team.
Wise's decision to insert middle
blocker Lauren Bledsoe into the
starting lineup along with the stra-
tegic move of using a one-setter of-
fense has rejuvenated the group.
After a devastating loss to Ten-
nessee, which knocked the Gators
out of title contention, the changes
were made.
UF has reeled off three impres-
sive victories since two coming
against top-25 opponents as it
begins the NCAA Tournament to-
day against College of Charleston.
"As much as you would love to
win the SEC every year, it has got-
ten a lot better," sophomore Kristy
Jaeckel said. "Overcoming this ad-
versity is something that is really
going to make us a stronger team,
ultimately."

The Toughest Road Yet
As the Gators begin their jour-
ney to the Final Four in Tampa,
they will have to look no further
than the rough road they've trav-
eled this season for some experi-
ence.
In the first 18 seasons of Wise's


tenure at UF, she only dropped
eight conference matches. This
year, the team lost an unprec-
edented four matches to SEC op-
ponents.
"It has easily been the most
competitive season in the SEC be-
cause there is so much more parity
now," Wise said.
Three other SEC teams are cur-
rently in the top 21 of the RPI rank-
ings and all four of the Gators' con-
ference losses have come against
those teams: Kentucky, LSU and
Tennessee.
While UF went undefeated in
conference play during the 1992
and 1993 regular seasons and from
1995-2003, Jaeckel believes the
team used to pay for it in the post-
season.
"Being able to learn from our
losses early instead to having one
of our first losses in the tourna-
ment can really help us," she said.
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make us stronger for the tourna-
ment."
Although conference competi-
tion has been tough, nonconfer-
ence play has been even tougher.
The Gators have faced four non-
conference foes ranked in the top
14 of the RPI, including No. 3 Flor-
ida State, No. 5 Washington, No. 6
Stanford and No. 14 Notre Dame.
They went 3-1 in those matches,
with their only loss coming against
Washington early in the season.
"With the experience we have
and all the great teams we have
played so far, once we get to the
tournament we will be better pre-
pared," senior Elyse Cusack said.

Unmatched Versatility
There were many questions
surrounding the setter position af-
ter Cindy Bathelt transferred from
UF before the season began.
But then came junior transfer
Brynja Rodgers to fill the void and
provide another setter to comple-


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ment sophomore Kelly Murphy in
UF's 6-2 offense.
Although Rodgers has been
consistent and is second on the
team with 5.43 assists per set, the
Gators have turned to a one-setter
offense featuring Murphy for the
latter part of the year. Last sea-
son this scheme was not used as
Bathelt and Murphy ran the two-
setter attack.
The new offense has paid divi-
dends.
When first used against Auburn
on Nov. 8, the Gators committed a
season-low four attack errors in
the match. Against South Carolina
on Nov. 27, the offense led to a sea-
son-high hitting efficiency of .519.
"I think it's a lot of fun. It gives
different teams a lot to prepare
for," Murphy said. "If one thing
is not working out, it lets us know
that we always have another op-
tion."
UF's versatility has led Wise to
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After the loss to Tennessee, she
moved Bledsoe from opposite hit-
ter to starting middle blocker and
removed senior Kristina Johnson
from the starting lineup.
For most of the season, Bledsoe
and Rivers fought for playing time
at the right side. By moving Bled-
soe to the middle, both can be on
the court at the same time.
"By using these players that are
versatile enough to play at differ-
ent positions, it allows us to get all
of our playmakers on the court at
the same time," Wise said.
The new middle blocker has
led to increased offensive produc-
tion as Bledsoe has averaged eight
kills per match in the three she
has played at the position. John-
son only averaged four before the
switch was made.
Both of these late-season shake-
ups have helped breathe new life
into the team as it heads into a
postseason that is structured in the
Gators' favor.

Home Court Advantage
Although UF failed to win the
SEC, the Gators have a lot going
for them as they begin the tourna-
ment.
The team is guaranteed to stay
in Florida for the entire postsea-
son.
The O'Connell Center will host
the first and second rounds, as well
as regionals. The Final Four will be
held in Tampa.
Last year, the Gators had to
travel to Colorado for regionals
and lost to Stanford. This season,
traveling won't pose a problem for
them.
Confidence shouldn't be an is-
sue either.
UF has beaten two of the tour-
nament's top-four seeds, No. 3
Florida State and No. 4 Stanford,
during the regular season.
All this combined with Wise
making the most of the Gators' ver-
satility and the experience gained
from playing in a much-improved
SEC will help prepare this team for
a run in the postseason.
Wise even believes that the
end of the 18 year streak can help
the team set its sights on a bigger
goal.
"We said all along that we
would not win a national champi-
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Quick turnaround time leads to limited video study of opponents
VOLLEYBALL, from page 18 pared the team well for this situation. In we didn't see on video, so it's a different On Monday, sophomores Kristy Jaeckel


ceptionally well.
"Once we get to the tournament we get
limited video on each opponent," senior
Elyse Cusack said. "We'll really only watch
video on them (the Cougars) one time. But
then we get the opportunity to scout FIU
and Miami for the second round, so we'll
see them on video and playing live."
The nonconference schedule has pre-


VOLIN, from page 18


downs and just seven interceptions.
I contacted the Missouri athletic de-
partment to try to score an interview
with Gabbert, but saying that I'm writing
a column for The Alligator apparently
didn't have quite the cache I expected.
But Gabbert, of course, didn't win this
thing by himself. Texas' Jordan Shipley,
Kansas' Kerry Meier, Minnesota's Eric
Decker, West Virginia's Noel Devine and
the Alabama defense also led me to the
title.
Florida fans hope I don't type that last
part of the sentence again this weekend.
How many words are we at now?
306? Ugh.
This was my first season playing col-
lege fantasy football, and you know
what?
It's really easy. I played in two leagues,
and reached the finals in both.
I can't sit here and claim that I had
any special insight during the draft.
By the fourth round, I hadn't heard


each of UF's first three tournaments of the
season, it played two matches against un-
familiar opponents on consecutive days.
The key to playing against these types
of teams is the ability to make adjustments
on the fly, Wise said.
"It's actually more fun because you
kind of make an adjustment during the
match," Cusack said. "You'll see teams do
new things during the match that maybe

of any of the remaining players, and we
still had like seven rounds to go.
We limited the playing field to only
BCS teams, which if you're counting at
home is 65 teams.
Then consider that we only had 10
owners in the league.
With 65 teams, there were plenty of
good players to go around.
When my running back Nic Grigsby
got hurt, I simply went to the waiver wire
and found a guy named Daniel Thomas
from Kansas State I had never heard of
him before, but I'll take his 971 yards and
nine touchdowns, thank you.
The fact that I dominated the league
- no one came within four games of
my 12-3 record says more about the
simple-mindedness of the other owners
in the league than of my fantasy football
genius.
This really isn't hard, people. Please
come stronger next season. Dominating
isn't as fun as it seems.
Especially when it results in you hav-
ing to write 500 words.


challenge."

FOUR GATORS NAMED ALL-
SEC: UF may not have won
the conference this season,
Volleyball but it was still able to tie
for the most players named
to All-SEC teams.
Kentucky, Tennessee and UF all saw
four of its players earn the honor.


and Kelly Murphy were named to the All-
SEC First Team.
Murphy has been a triple threat all
season long and currently leads the na-
tion with nine triple-doubles. As a setter,
whose primary job is to pass, she is still
second in the conference with a .370 hitting
efficiency.
Meanwhile, Cusack and sophomore
Colleen Ward earned second-team honors.


UF will look to contain WR Jones


ALABAMA, from page 18

boost of confidence. He completed 21 of 31
passes for 218 yards and two touchdowns
and drove his team 79 yards for the game-
winning score with 1:24 remaining.
That might be remembered as the day
McElroy went from a game manager to a
clutch presence in the pocket.
"It was important for us as an offense,"
McElroy said. "Most times people will sit
back and say if our offense is put in
charge of winning that, shoot, we're go-
ing to be out of luck."
McElroy's favorite target has been star
wideout Julio Jones. Jones caught five
passes for 124 yards in last year's SEC
Championship Game as a freshman. This
year, he has eclipsed the century mark in
yards just once, racking up 102 against
LSU.


The Gators will rely on their confer-
ence-best passing defense to shut down
Jones.
"What they do is not necessarily over
complicated," McElroy said. "It's tough
to prepare for in the
sense that you can rep-
licate the looks, but it's
difficult to replicate the
personnel they have."
McElroy has gone
through quite a trans-
formation this season,
McElroy but whether it will be
enough still remains to
be seen.
"At the end of the day, you can talk
about playing Florida and how you want
to beat them," McClain said, "but at the
end of the day, you have to go out and
prove it."


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