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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2009


UF ADMINISTRATION


Grad students to



protest Reitz fee


By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
Alligator Contributing Writer

Before the UF Board of Trustees,
the university's highest governing
body, decides whether to approve a
new student fee supporting the ex-
pansion and renovation of the Reitz
Union, the graduate students are
going to have their say.
Members of Graduate Assis-
tants United, a union that repre-
sents UF's graduate assistants, are
planning to speak at the Board of
Trustees meeting Friday. They will
protest the addition of another fee
to a growing list of student fees.
Regina Martin, co-president of
GAU, said an e-mail was sent out
last week to more than 4,000 gradu-
ate assistants, encouraging them to
come to the meeting.


"The reason graduate stu-
dents are taking the lead
in this is that we don't have
Bright Futures. We pay all
our fees."
Regina Martin
co-president of GAU

"The reason graduate students
are taking the lead in this is that we
don't have Bright Futures," Martin
said. "We pay all our fees."
Martin said the Reitz Union fee
would include a flat fee of $20 plus
an additional fee for each credit
hour the student is registered to
take.
GAU co-president Allison Fun-

SEE PROTEST, PAGE 5


Local family chosen


for home makeover


Thomas Plevik/ Alligator


Better 'Bots
A UF student prepares his robot to find a candle using sensor technology and a Nintendo
Wii-mote at Robot Demo Day in the New Engineering Building Harris Rotunda. As the
final part of his performance, the tiny robot extinguished the flame using a bass speaker
to create friction in the air.


By NICOLE GREINER
Alligator Contributing Writer

Residents of Northeast Seventh
Street will see a bit of a change
during the next week as "Extreme
Makeover: Home Edition" takes
over the small neighborhood.
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edi-
tion," an ABC show that builds
a home for a needy family in one
week, chose the Wagstaff family, of
1415 NE Seventh St., as its project.
Tobin and Jill Wagstaff and their
four children Dallas, 5; Rudy,
6; Tobin James, 7; and Jolene, 4 -
found out Monday morning that
they had been selected.
"Well we really are pretty sur-
prised by all this," said Tobin Wag-
staff, 29, during a press conference.
"We're definitely thankful for this
opportunity, and we appreciate ev-
erybody and their help."
The family runs a nonprofit mu-


sic school called Studio Percussion
Inc., which teaches students of all
ages how to play the drums and
percussion instruments.
But the school can only pay one
salary, and Jill took a job as a pre-
school teacher to make ends meet.
"We're at the beginning of some-
thing that's going
to change our
life, and I don't
know how you
can begin to put
that into words,"
Tobin said.
The family
Pennington said there isn't
much they will
miss about their home, which was
built in 1956, except the memories
they made.
As far as expectations for their
new home, the Wagstaffs hope for
SEE MAKEOVER, PAGE 5


Memorial honors UF student


* GROSSE REMEMBERED
FOR HER COMPASSION.

By CAROLYN TILLO
Alligator Writer

Samantha Grosse's story can
be told through the sound of her
infectious laugh, the sight of her
vibrant smile and the strength of
her spirit.
The 22-year-old telecommuni-
cations senior, who died Nov. 30
from cystic fibrosis, cracked jokes
with classmates, served as a fos-
ter parent for animals and raised


awareness for the disease that
slowly took her life.
A group of about 230 people
including sorority sisters, family
members and friends gathered on
the lawn of the Alpha Omicron Pi
Sorority house to remember Sam.
A slideshow
played as guests
Loc ws looked on, holding
News lit candles. Soror-
ity sisters and class-
mates spoke about Sam's sense of
humor and compassion.
Meredith Hollister, a UF engi-
neering senior, described meeting
Sam for the first time, saying she
heard Sam's laugh before she saw


her.
Hollister said Sam knew how
to live each day to the fullest.
UF alumnus Itay Bengal said
he was Sam's study buddy. He
said it was easy to feel comfort-
able around her.
"I never met a person who was
able to put the needs of others be-
fore her own like she did," Bengal
said.
Kathleen Hoy, Sam's mom,
said Sam was a spunky child who
could hail a cab in New York City
at the age of 4 and loved being re-
corded for home movies.
Although Hoy said she was
SEE MEMORIAL, PAGE 5


Sophomore
forward Ndidi Madu
(right) and the UF
women's basket-
ball team struggled
to establish a post
game and were
forced to shoot 32
3-pointers in a 51-
38 loss at Rutgers.
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2, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2009
News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
The 50th Anniversary of the
Sit-Ins: From Greensboro to
Tallahassee
Today, 7 p.m.
Pugh Hall Ocora
The Bob Graham Center for
Public Service presents this event.
Panelists will include history pro-
fessors Bill Link and Alan Petigny
and religion professor Gwendolyn
Simmons, who will discuss the
significance of the sit-in move-
ment and its impact on the nation.
David Colbum, history professor
emeritus, will moderate the dis-
cussion. Time will be provided
for questions and discussion. The
program is free and open to the
public.

Service for Peace Informational
Meeting
Today, 5 p.m.
Shands Communicore, Room C1-
11
This session will cover informa-
tion about international volun-
teering opportunities. Students in
all majors who are interested in
making a difference are welcome
to attend. For more information,
visit serviceforpeace.org.

Relay For Life Team Captain
Party
Today, 6:30 p.m.
Rinker Hall, Room 110
Join the Relay for Life committee
for a Team Captain Party to get in-
formation about forming a team,
fundraising ideas and joining the
fight against cancer. For more in-
formation, visit www.relayforlife.
org/UFFL.

Brazil in Words, Pictures and
Sound
Today, 7 p.m.
Reitz Union Gallery, second floor
The Florida FlyIns program pres-
ents its annual exhibit by nine UF
international journalism students
who traveled to Icapui, Brazil.
The exhibit features writing, pho-
tography and multimedia.

Falala Cappella Holiday Benefit
Concert
Today, 8 p.m.
Orange & Brew
A concert showcasing UF's three
a cappella groups, No Southern
Accent, Sedoctaves and The Staff
to benefit the Partners Program,
which subsidizes tickets for UFPA
performances to disadvantaged
populations. Hosted by Students
for the Performing Arts.

Dancin' Gators Presents Rhythm
Nation
Today, 8 p.m. (Doors Open 7:30
p.m.)
Phillips Center for the Performing
Arts
Come watch the Dancin' Gators in
their semi-annual fall showcase.
The show is free and will show-
case many dance styles, including
West African, salsa, swing and
belly dance, as well as more classi-
cal styles such as tap, jazz, lyrical
and hip-hop.

Gator Citrus Club Citrus Sale
Wednesday through Friday, 11
a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fifield Hall
The Gator Citrus Club will be
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baskets will be available for
purchase. For more informa-
tion, please visit the club's Web
site at www.hos.ufl.edu/citrus-
club/.

UF MEISA Benefit Concert
Wednesday, 8p.m.
1982 Bar
Come celebrate the last day of
classes with music from UF
student bands. The Music &
Entertainment Industry Student
Association will be holding
the event. Featured artists in-
clude: Platine, The Impossible
Shoelace, The Deviant Court and
headliner The Early Twenties.
Tickets are $6 for people 21 and
over and $8 for those under 21.
For more information, contact
UFMEISA@yahoo.com.

Museum Nights
Thursday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Harn Museum of Art
This 1940s-themed evening
will feature the Florida Swing
Dancers, who will be giving les-
sons and demonstrating classic
moves. Remember times at the
soda fountain with ice cream
from the Sweet Dreams fire truck
and see classic cars on display.
Museum Nights is an ongo-
ing program made possible by
the generous support of the UF
Honors Program and Student
Government. Admission is free.

Difference and Diversity in
Europe: Sofia of the "Others"
photo exhibit
Through Jan. 4
Marston Science Library entry
display area
This exhibit features the work
of a young Bulgarian photog-
rapher, Dimitar Variysky, who
is showing perspectives on the
life of new immigrant commu-
nities in Sofia, the capital of the
formerly communist Bulgaria,
a country that recently became
a member of the European
Union.

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STUDENT LIFE

UF grad writes Gators song


ByJOHN J. BOOTHE
Alligator Contributing Writer
When Will Albury raps, he doesn't talk
about having loads of cash or driving lavish
cars he represents the orange and blue.
Albury, known as Gemini Soundz, found
a lyrical niche writing songs about the Gators.
The former UF student is releasing a new ver-
sion of "Gator Bait," his 2007 summer hit, with
a more original rap called "I'm a Gator."
Albury, 21, was reluctant to make another
Gators song at first.
"We didn't want to make a corny song
again like 'Gator Bait,"' Albury said. "If we
did this again, we wanted to make a legiti-
mate song."
"Gator Bait" relied on one-dimensional
lyrics and a beat that was ripped from the
song "Ay Bay Bay" by rapper Hurricane
Chris. The song jump-started Albury's career,
giving him the opportunity to go on a west
coast tour, performing with Snoop Dogg and
Redman. But he said it didn't properly reflect
him as an artist and instead became a joke
among his friends.
So when he was approached by Aditya
Pamidi, 20, UF student and hip-hop producer,
about making a new track for The Gator Na-


tion, Albury made sure he got right to work
with Steven Woodburn, known as B. Nyce, a
fellow member of local hip-hop group Car-
mel Labs.
"We were trying to keep it in a way that
a kid who is at his first Gator game could re-
late to it as well as a college student," Pamidi
said.
"I'm a Gator" starts with "Kernkraft 400,"
a song by Zombie Nation that is commonly
played during football
games, and continues for 4
1/2 minutes, delving into
trash talk and Game-Day
experiences at Ben Hill
Griffin Stadium.
The group admitted
S that one benefit of making
Albury a Gators-themed song is
the instant buzz it gets at
the end of the football season when fans are
out to soak up every ounce of orange-and-
blue-inspired material.
After 12 days, the YouTube version of the
track has just under 3,000 hits, leading the
group to believe that local radio play is only
weeks away.
"I'm a Gator" is available for free down-
load on carmellabs.net.


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4, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2009


Students toll


tower's bells
By NICOLE LYNN GREINER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Harold Rocha trudged up 193 stairsteps to the
top of Century Tower.
With each step, a small echo is heard in the
cold, dark, 157-foot tower, which is enough to
leave most visitors huffing and puffing during the
ascent.
"Most people get tired after the eighth floor,"
he said.
He passes abandoned rooms with dust covering
the aged concrete floor and climbs 11 1/2 stories
lined with a chain link fence to reach the top of
the tower.
Once he reaches the top, he enters a small room
occupied only by a few dusty chairs, a rickety desk
and a carillon console. He takes a seat, turns off
the automated system that rings the bells every 15
minutes, pulls out his notes and begins to play.
The Century Tower bells don't play "Joy to the
World" and "Sleigh Ride" by themselves.
Rocha, a UF public relations sophomore, is en-
rolled in the applied carillon course at UF, in which
a student plays the carillon bells from 12:35 p.m. to
12:50 p.m. for class credit.
In the course, students are taught the history of
and how to play one of the world's largest instru-
ments.
UF's carillon, which has 61 bells, is the largest


At the top of the Century Tower, Jill Mendoza, a food science major, plays "Angels We Have heard On
High" on the carillon bells Friday afternoon.
in Florida. It is played by hand, using a large key- The two-credit course is open to all majors.
board with keys, called batons, and foot pedals. The carillon class will be holding its end-of-the-
Eight students are enrolled in the class. year recital Sunday at 3 p.m., in which students
"This class is about growing musically and will play holiday songs.
growing with others," said Ingrid Schulz, a UF ad- Students and members of the community are
vertising junior. welcome to listen outside Century Tower.


Engineering students create, show off low-budget robots


* STUDENTS LEARNED TO ACHIEVE
LONG-TERM GOALS ON A BUDGET.

By MEAD BOWEN
Alligator Contributing Writer
UF's Intelligent Machines Design Labora-
tory students demonstrated their final proj-
ects at Monday's Robot Demo Day at the
Engineering Building, showing how college


students with modest budgets can breathe life
into metal and circuitry.
"They don't realize they're learning be-
cause they're having so much fun," said Eric
Schwartz, associate director of the Machine
Intelligence Laboratory.
Building a robot is no simple task, espe-
cially not the self-controlled robots the course
demands.
For third-year computer science major
Canek Acosta, the freedom was both hum-


"They don't realize they're learning
because they're having so much
fun."
Eric Schwartz
Associate director of the Machine
Intelligence Laboratory
bling and enlightening. He originally de-
signed his robot, Arturito-a Spanish pun on
"Star Wars'" R2D2-to play beer pong, but his


launcher couldn't sink the shots.
"I was a little arrogant," he said, "but I went
with my personal launcher because I wanted
to learn something."
Engineering student Christian Davis said
students learned more than just robotics in the
course. He said students learned to achieve
long-term goals on a budget. After he gradu-
ates this semester, Davis said he will join Lock-
heed Martin's Missile and Fire Control divi-
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 5


SANTA FE COLLEGE

Planetarium to host out-of-


this-world daytime shows


By LONICHASE
Alligator Contributing Writer

Throughout finals week, Santa Fe Col-
lege students will be able to kick back and
gaze at the stars between exams.
All week, Kika Silva Pla Planetarium will
play four different shows each day until
Friday for its first Planetarium Awareness
Week.
"It'll give students time to relax and re-
duce stress in between exams," said James
Albury, planetarium coordinator.
Albury, who joined the Kika Silva Pla
Planetarium less than two months ago, said
he decided to open the Planetarium dur-
ing the day because he found that few SFC


students had been inside due to shows only
being available on Friday and Saturday eve-
nings.
Each day during Planetarium Awareness
Week, the planetarium
will have shows at 10 a.m.,
noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.,
alternating between shows
about black holes, meteors,
stars and planets.
"Personally, I've always
Albury found planetariums to
be relaxing because it is a
dark environment and you can just sit back
and watch the sky," Albury said.
For more information, visit sfcollege.
edu.


Meeting to be held Friday


PROTEST, from page 1
dis said although graduate students
plan to speak against the fee at the
meeting, they are not against the
renovation of the Reitz Union, which
will include updating equipment like
the electrical and air conditioning
systems in addition to expanding the
building.
"It shouldn't be coming out of our
pockets," Fundis said.
Fundis said GAU is also encour-
aging undergraduate students to
come and show their support.
"We don't think that any students
should be paying for this project,"


she said.
Martin said close to 100 gradu-
ate students made an appearance at
the Student Senate meeting before
Thanksgiving, when the resolu-
tion supporting the fee was initially
passed. Even though many students
will have gone home after classes end
Wednesday, Martin said she still ex-
pects a lot of support at the meeting.
"I hope a lot of people come out
because that's the only way we'll be
able to beat the proposed fee," Mar-
tin said.
GAU will be speaking for about
five minutes at the meeting in Emer-
son Hall at 10 a.m.


Grosse raised awareness for disease


Demolition is set for today at 5 p.m.


MAKEOVER, from page 1
a little less maintenance and more space.
"You can't prepare yourself for some-
thing like this," Tobin said. "Ijust couldn't
believe it."
Cat Lisle, 46, lives next door to the
Wagstaff family and said she and her
husband have lived in the neighborhood
since before the Wagstaffs moved in.
Lisle said most of the neighbors were
not surprised the family was chosen be-
cause they had been receiving fliers in the
mail from ABC asking about the family,
as well as visitors who wanted to know
more about the Wagstaffs.
But it was news to the family, who in-
sisted there were people in greater need,
Lisle said.
The design team for the new home in-


cludes Ty Pennington, Didiayer Snyder,
Paul DiMeo and Eduardo Xol.
The show, which began taping on
Monday, used the UF Marching Band and
students from Studio Percussion as a part
of the Braveheart March, which shows
the demolition crew and volunteers
marching to the home.
Local Demolition is set for to-
News day around 5p.m.
Members of the commu-
nity are invited to watch the build begin-
ning on Wednesday. All volunteer posi-
tions are currently full.
The Web site for the build, arkex-
tremebuild.com, will list requests for any
additional volunteers the builders may
need.
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crying at the beginning of the service,
when a nearby candle started to flare up,
her tears turned to laughter because she
knew it was a sign from Sam.
She encouraged the people in the au-
dience to take two deep breaths and re-
lease their fear and sadness.
"Sam struggled for every breath, but
she never struggled for spirit," Hoy said.
Casi Davis, Sam's roommate, said
when the pair prepared to go out for the
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Editorial

Re: Rights

Accuracy can prevent

trivial technicalities

ff ou have the right in your anxious and confused
state to try to figure out what rights you may or
may not have by deciphering the ambiguous state-
ment I am currently reading in a robot-like voice as if my true
intentions are not to inform you of anything, but rather to show
my disdain for civil liberties and humanity in general."
Alright, it's not that bad, usually. There will surely be a line
or two about the lawyer and the silence to which anyone ar-
rested in the U.S. is entitled. But the Miranda statement, as it's
known, is not delivered the same way everywhere.
The Florida Supreme Court recently ruled that Tampa po-
lice did not adequately explain to Kevin Dwayne Powell that
he was allowed to have a lawyer with him during any and all
questioning. Powell confessed to illegal firearm possession, but
the court overturned his conviction.
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case and
appears to be taking the same stance one that would set a
precedent.
"You have the right to talk to a lawyer before answering any
of our questions," the Tampa police informed Powell. His law-
yers argue that "before" is different from "before and during."
A technicality! "Letting this confessed criminal off is a trav-
esty," you might be thinking.
But the courts are taking this position to ensure the rights
we extend to accused criminals rights that make our country
great are clearly and fully understood. It would be hypocriti-
cal to claim we have a fair justice system without these.
Tampa police (and all police around the country) need to
remember this before they deprive any other Americans from
rights they deserve.
And before they allow any more criminals to go free on
"technicalities."



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First year doesn't set tone for future


}ur glowing governor,
harlie Crist, is bent
on convincing Florid-
ians that his ultra-conserva-
tive views will save the coun-
try from financial ruin.
Entering a tough Senate
primary against true ultra-
conservative Marco Rubio, he
has decided to swing further
right in an attempt to build a
conservative base.
A predictable play, as pri-
maries generally drive candi-
dates away from the middle.
But Crist risks his cred-
ibility with bold moves like
denying his earlier support of
the stimulus package, which
is now synonymous with the
idea that Obama is selling the
nation's soul for a few public-
works projects and bankers'
bonuses.
"I didn't endorse it. I
didn't even have a vote on the
darned thing," Crist recently
told CNN. But with the infa-
mous Obama embrace, Crist


essentially wrapped his arms
around the bill too.
He cannot hide his sup-
port of the bill, just like he
can't hide from the man-hug
(we told you so, Crist).
And he shouldn't. Be-
cause more important than
credibility, Crist risks losing
the support of the commie
wackos at the Alligator Edi-
torial Board.
All right, it might not be
more important than cred-
ibility, and not everyone at
the Alligator was exactly a
Crist-o-maniac, but the fact
that his moderate, get-the-
job-done attitude could win
over even a few of us says
something about his appeal.
(We swear the superb tan has
nothing to do with it.)
Weathering the stormy
waters of a Republican pri-
mary is a small price to pay
for broad, bipartisan support
come election day. Because
he'll need it.


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Question for first-years here at UF: How was your
semester?
I ask because I hated my freshman fall semester.
I wasn't warming up to UF or Gainesville. I wasn't meeting
anybody who seemed like me. And I felt very lost and rud-
derless as I began to question why I was even here.
The result was a very whiny, very pouty version of me
(well, more pouty) that was generally unpleasant to be
around. I'm not being hyperbolic. I'm shocked that any-
body I met during that semester is still my friend today,
and whenever I run into somebody I haven't seen since
then, the conversation tends to begin by me issuing blan-
ket apologies.
The truth was, I didn't have any real reason to be miser-
able, and so being miserable felt selfish and myopic. This,
in turn, made me feel even more miserable. And even set-
ting aside the true notion that the opportunity to go to col-
lege is something I should feel incredibly fortunate for even
having, I know I was luckier than a lot of freshmen: I had
a pretty great roommate who put up with my nonsense (I
still appreciate it, Jorge), my stack of classes wasn't too bad,
and I had friends who, for reasons not entirely clear to me,
still answered their phones at 11 p.m. even though they
knew it was my nightly "I'm not good at college!" mope.
But self-awareness doesn't keep you from feeling bad
any more than knowing that a fifth hamburger is a really
bad idea doesn't stop you from loading up your Gator
Dining Services to-go box. (My healthy eating habits were
about on par with my social skills back then.)
That's OK, though.
Simply put, if you're feeling a little unsure of where
you're going and if you're where you need to be, or if your
semester felt too underwhelming or overwhelming, or
if the past four months just completely sucked you're
fine.
Feeling like you haven't made enough new, awesome
friends? Don't stress it's not as if you've got a quota to


S reach. And while you can put your-
self in situations where you're more
likely to meet people, making a con-
nection that is, meeting the right
person under the right circumstances
is pretty much out of our control.
Joe Dellosa It's frustrating, but it's also comfort-
letters@alligator org ing to know there's no point in losing
sleep over it.
Attempts to find someone to fall
in love with fell flat? Almost everyone has an embarrassing
story about making an ass of themselves in a fit of roman-
tic ineptitude. I promise you, your story can't be too much
worse than anyone else's. (And besides, I'm pretty sure
I've got you beat. Does your story involve asking someone
out using a "Hey Arnold!" quote? OK then.)
Worried that you have no idea what you want out of
college? You have time to figure it out. And even if you
don't, it's not a big deal. Don't be discouraged by people
who seem like they have their collegiate career perfectly
mapped out. Chances are, something a messy breakup,
a newly discovered interest will throw off any precise
set of plans. And besides, discovering who you aren't can
be just as important as discovering who you are.
Disappointed that your GPA isn't as strong as you
wanted it to be? Bombing an exam or two isn't the end
of the world, and it's important to remember that a GPA,
or any other number on a report, isn't a measure of your
worth not now, not ever.
It's OK to have had a lackluster first semester. Just take
what you've learned and try to kick some ass next semester
- and try to be a little empathetic for people trying to do
the same. After all, there's no such thing as an impractical
level of empathy or rather, if there is, it's a pretty awe-
some thing to have.
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: Have you ever Monday's question: Would you
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Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org


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Letters to the Editor
Alligator lacks support for Gators
After reading the Alligator sports page, I
was greatly disappointed. Not because of our
stinging loss to Alabama, but because of the
lack of support. Nothing spoke of support for
our team. I was at the Southeastern Confer-
ence Championship Game, and I stayed until
the last second, cheering for our team. You
could tell Tim Tebow and the rest of the team
were crushed, and it pissed me off when Ala-
bama fans cheered at Tim's crying face.
There is a certain level of class we as
Gators need to maintain, and that means sup-
porting your team, win or lose, and not leav-
ing in the third quarter. Tim, Brandon Spikes,
everyone, I hope if you're all reading this,
you know that The Gator Nation is proud of
all of you, and "in all kinds of weather we
all stick together for F-L-O-R-I-D-A!" I chal-
lenge students and fans alike to let our team
know that they have our support. Join me in
writing in and showing your appreciation.
(Better hurry today's your last chance to
write in for the semester.)
It's Great to Be a Florida Gator!
Randall Lockhart
UF third-year pharmacy student

Public reaction to loss disappoints
Three things to describe Tim Tebow:
amazing athlete, outstanding character and
100 percent human. With humanity comes
imperfection. Shocking, right?
Three things to describe Facebook: a way
for people to glorify themselves, complain
and a chance for every anti-Gators fan to
say as many hateful things they can think of
about Tebow and the Gators football team.
Life is full of wins and losses. We know
that no one person or team can win all the


time, but with that in mind, a loss still disap-
points. What I find even more disappointing
than Saturday's loss was the public's reac-
tion. People who are not even Alabama fans
celebrated (that is putting it mildly) our loss.
What is the reason for that? I can only think
of two things: jealousy and hate.
I just wanted the Gators football team to
know that they did not let us down. The loss
on Saturday was nothing compared to all
of the accomplishments they have made in
the past few years accomplishments that
reach far beyond the football field. I think
that people have been inspired by this team
and Tebow's heartfelt leadership. Thank
you for making my college football experi-
ence worthwhile, not just by the amount of
trophies, but because of the way you guys
played the game.
Lindsay Waldron
UF criminology senior



Column a 'pick-me-up' for readers
Throughout the semester, I've always
looked forward to Wednesday's column. The
sardonic humor underlying Hilary Lehman's
commentary on anything from the benefits of
being judgmental to the lack of literary merit
in the "Twilight" series has always been a
welcome Hump Day pick-me-up.
Accordingly, when I read her column
"Lessons come from experience, not advice"
last week, I was dismayed to learn that she'll
be graduating and likely leaving her post at
the Alligator. I'm sure I speak for many who
will no doubt miss her weekly dispatch in
wishing her the best of luck post-graduation.
Brava, Hilary.
Brad Bruggeman
UF microbiology sophomore


The following is an excerpt from
a letter sent to New York State
Sen. Tom Libous.
Sen. Libous,
I could not believe my eyes upon
reading the front page of The New
York Times on Dec. 2.
I do not pretend this letter will in
any way sway the decision you've so
staunchly declared in the last debate
regarding same-sex marriage rights
for New York residents. However,
seeing as writing to our senators is a
privilege few citizens take advantage
of, I have decided that you should
understand, by the hand of one of the
many citizens whom you were select-
ed to serve, exactly why your position
is so offensive.
Being selected to represent a state
- and most importantly your nation
- through your vote and influence is
an honor. It requires a very serious
commitment to understanding that
the decisions you make will seriously
affect citizens, the majority of whom
exist on a much lesser-privileged
layer.
On Dec. 2, you were quoted in Jere-
my W. Peters' article, "New York Sen-
ate Votes Down Gay Marriage Bill,"
saying this in The New York Times:
"I just don't think the majority care
too much about [same sex marriage]
at this time because they're out of
work, they want to see the state re-
duce spending, and they are having
a hard time making ends meet. And
I don't mean to sound callous, but
that's true."
I have not read a less enlightened
statement in print in a long time.
I urge you to redefine "truth" for
yourself as being the just and virtu-
ous decision that you could have tak-
en during these deliberations.
I also ask you, since when should
civil human rights come second to
"making ends meet?"
To my understanding, this nation
has often been barely "making ends
meet." But that did not keep the Civil
Rights movement or the feminist
movement from fighting for and at-
taining equality under the law.
I also urge you to recall that the
country's financial condition has very
little to do with the individual choic-
es our citizens have made and very
much to do with the policy choices.
I graduated from my high school
(seventh out of a class of 800) with a
full scholarship to any university in
Florida that I wished to attend. I did
not have any expulsions or other rep-
rimands on my record, and I was an
involved and well-liked student.
My senior year, I was nearly ex-
pelled after I moved to publicly rebut
a statement one of the public school
teachers made. Over the airways dur-
ing the morning announcements, she
condemned homosexuality and then


Christina Garcia
de los Rios
Speaking Out


proceeded to
quote the Bible
as defense. In
case this detail
is overlooked, I
attended a pub-


lic high school Bible quotes were
not part of our curriculum.
I took a stance against this blatant
disrespect, not only to an entire com-
munity attending that high school,
but also against the separation of
church and state, in which I have a
right as an attendee of a public school
not to have any religious instruction
imposed on me.
Because I didn't keep silent, I was
threatened with expulsion and forced
to see an outside community counsel-
or once a week until my graduation
date if I wished to graduate. When I
questioned my high school principal
about the ethics of such a strong chas-
tisement and why she would not al-
low me to air my rebuttal, she said it
would interfere with FCAT testing.
Needless to say, I was outraged at
the idea that defending separation of
church and state and simultaneously
making a stand against that teacher's
complete disrespect of her students
and of this policy came second to a
menial state test. This is an insult to
our principles of justice and democ-
racy.
Your statement on Dec. 2, as you
insisted on using the failing economy
and individual stress as an excuse for
why this bill should not be passed,
reminded me a little too much of
that horrid episode I endured as an
18-year-old.
Mr. Libous, I respect this country
immensely. It offered my family a
home when ours was actively being
torn to shreds, and it has offered me
continuous support in my education
and upbringing.
That's why I cannot believe that
citizens would come second in your
mind to something intangible like the
economy, when its crippling condi-
tion has always been beyond our indi-
vidual control. I urge you to stand by
the ideas of justice and virtue, upon
which our founding fathers built this
nation.
You were selected for your posi-
tion because of your ability to lead, so
do the nation a favor and lead by ex-
ample. Stand up for what you know
is right and stop making excuses for
your inaction.
I don't intend for this letter to be
ill-willed. On the contrary, I am writ-
ing with my heart in my hand, quite
exhausted at having to continue to ex-
ist in a world that has told me over
and over again, "We do not respect
you," and, "You are not equal."
Christina Garcia de los Rios is a UF
student and a self-identified LGBTQ
Cuban-American.


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1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 Townhomes!! 3500 SW 19th Ave*www.museumwalk.com
FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime 379-WALK*
All Amenities plus FREE Tanning 4-21-09-71-2


Gated*Pet Friendly*Fitness Classes
LEASING NOW AND FOR FALL
www.thelaurelsuf.com 352-335-4455
4-21-09-71-2

Affordable Living & Close to Campus
Huge 2's available for only $678
3500 Windmeadows Blvd
www.spanishtrace.org* 373-1111
4-21-09-71-2

Cobblestone Apartments-NW 23RD BLVD
Move in now or Fall 2010.
2 & 3 Bedroom Townhomes.
Private Bathrooms-W/D-Screened porches
BB Court-Tanning-24 hr fitness-Dog Park
352-377-2801 cobblestoneuf.com
4-21-71-2

A SPECIAL PLACE TO CALL HOME
1 BR from $585
2 BR from $625
3 BR from $755
Tanning*Fitness*TennisPool*Poolayground
Washer/Dryer*Fireplaces*Pools
Call us for a tour! 376-2507
4-21-09-71-2


***PARKING**0
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 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
www.lakewoodvilllas.com
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
www.spyglassapts.com
text (spyglass)@65586
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
Roommate Match*Feline Friendly!
Astroturf Soccer Field
352-271-3131*GainesvillePlace.com
4-21-71-2

Action Real Estate Services
Houses to Condos
1-4 BR, Starting at $450
www.action-realtors.com
352-331-1133
4-21-09-71-2

NOW LEASING FOR FALL 2010
Utility Packages Available
*Upscale 1br-4br*
3000 SW 35th Place
EnclaveUF.com*352.376.0696
4-21-09-71-2


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

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
4-21-09-71-2


Wake Up 10 Min Before Class
...AND be on time!
Studios from $499, 1s from $575
$0 M/I Fees, Pet Friendly
371.7777 CollegeParkUF.com
4-21-09-71-2

* 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
4-21-09-71-2

REDUCED 1st Mo 1/2 off! 2/2 off ofSW 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
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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!!!
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

WALK & BIKE TO UF
1BR/1 BA $425
* 2BR $450-$620 W/D incl
Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387
www.Gore-Rabell.com 4-21-09-71-2

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
4-21-09-71-2

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

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-
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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!!!
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
1Bk 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












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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

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 apple, 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.
1-19-09-23-2

WALK TO UF. Avail in Jan:
* 2BR/2.5BA $800 2BR/1BA $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

$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 12-9-
9-2


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-
4 529-4031, www.pleasantstreet.net (for pics)
1-6-09-10-2


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

$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 12-09-
6-2

Duplex 2BR/1BA, NEW kitchen, tiled floors,
fenced yard, imi 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.
corn 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


Move-In Now & Walk to UF
Dorm style $509 Studio $720 1BR $675
2BR $338/br Roommate Matching Avail
www.ForRentNearUF.com 352-376-6223
4-21-71-2


100+ apts: Live by UF
Affordable & Luxury 4BR $479/br
3BR $550/br 2BR $420/br 1BR $689
Studios $605 Virtual Tours Avail Fall
352-376-6223 www.LiveNearCampus.com
4-21-71-2

$600/per mo. 2 br/2 baths. Close to U.F. & on
bus line. Amenities include clubhouse, exer-
cise room & 2 pools. Lots of upgrades, some
new appl; includes washer/dryer in unit. Non-
smokers only, U.F. student preferred. Call:
352-494-9724. 1-5-09-5-2

Affordable, clean NW 1br on busline,
near shops $ UF,& dwntwn
$495 mo, inclds some util.
see our webpage or call 375-7104
Edbaurmanagement.com 1-5-09-5-2

Cypress point-3/2
near Oaks Mall, hospital, & UF
$725 mo,
see our webpage special or call 375-7104
Edbaurmanagement.com 1-5-09-5-2

Treehouse Village-2/2, new carpet & vinyl
$595 mo.
See our webpage special or call 375-7104
Edbaurmanagement.com 1-5-09-5-2

Whispering Pines-2/2, two years new, w/d,
monitored alarms
$800 mo, see our rebate special or
call 375-7104
Edbaurmanagement.com 1-5-09-5-2

Monticello-NW 3/3.5, fresh paint, w/d, walk-
in closets
$1100 mo, call us at 375-7104
Edbaurmanagement.com 1-5-09-5-2

MOVE NOW! RENT-FREE TIL JAN '10!
2 Story 2Bd/2Bth + Loft New condo in NW
Gnv. Near UF, Shands, GHFC. Quiet up-
scale nghborhood, perfect 4 grads + pro-
fessionals + small family! Huge Bdrms
and Kitchen, Wood/Tile, W/D, Microwave /
Dishwasher, Lots of storage spces + tons
more! MUST SEE! $1150/mth Negotiable
Tony 352.682.3043 12-9-4-2

$900 / 2br BRAND NEW CONDO. WALK
TO UF / SHANDS 2BR/2BA brand new
condo unit available now. Approx 1100 sq
ft. Campus View South Condos at 1185 SW
9th Road. W/D/parking incl. 352-337-1760.
1-5-10-4-2

2BR/2BA, kitchen, living room, loft, laun-
dry, patio, large 6 ft fenced backyard, small
pet allowed; excellent, clean; minutes to all
shops & UF. $800/mo. Call Hal at 653-281-
7414 or 800-248-7788 1-13-10-10-2

HOUSE avail Dec 15th. 3BR/2BA, 1.5 miles
to UF, near the Landings Apts. On UF bus
rte. Bike to UF. Fenced backyard, fireplace,
cent H/AC. 3627 SW 15th St. $850/mo. Call
327-2931 or 376-6183 1-8-10-7-2

Baxter Cottage
2 blks to UF campus, 1013 SW 4 Ave
2BR/1BA, Bright, clean, completely remod-
eled, Cent AC/Ht,wood firs, DW, W/D, NS,
NPets. $650+util. ATucker458@aol.com
1-5-10-4-2

2BR/1BA HOUSE
Wood floors, back porch, cent H/AC. 611 NW
34th Ave. Close to UF, SFC busline. Fenced
yard, W/D hook-up. Available now! $725/mo
352-318-8822 1-5-09-4-2

Two Blocks from UF Stadium
1 Person Studio Apartment
Available Jan. 1 352-377-2930 1-5-09-3-2

WOODLAND TERRACE APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office. 2BR $560;
1BR $520. Call for daily specials. 352-335-
0420 1-29-10-20-2

SERENOLA PINES APTS
Off SW 34th St. near post office. 1BR $560;
2BR $635 Call for daily specials 352-335-
0420 1-29-10-20-2

Luxury Student Condos Close To Campus
Includes internet and utilities
From $385 per month each.
Please call us for the details.
Bristol Park Realty (352) 367-2669
1-29-09-20-2







10, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2009


$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

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

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

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

OO*SIGNING BONUS!!***
Avail Jan 1st (or before) thru spring semes-
ter. Great Deal Great Location. 2BR/2BA in
The Palms (originally $1250/mo) Downtown
Near Everything! Call 305-924-0955 1-5-
09-5-3

Master bedroom in a 2/1 house across the
street from the stadium! Perfect location to
walk to class and bars. $500/month. Can be
furnished if needed. Available Jan 1st. Call
(813) 610-8671 or email bwilks09@aol.com
12-9-09-4-3

room at ivy house for spring & summer2010!
$150 loft bed incl. fully furnished all girls
dorm style, friendly roommates, just steps
from campus, very safe loc. on sorority row.
all inclusive rent! call 727 271 9268 12-9-
09-4-3

Female Sublease. 1 BR of 2/2.
CANOPY APTS!
-Brand New Unit, Furnished
-$700/mo for top story, pool view!
-Free 1st month; Utilities/Internet Included
-Please call me at 772 349 0570 12-9-09-
3-3

3 rooms Spring 2010 sublease, in 6 spacious
bdrm house. Awesome Location! 2 min. to
walk to campus, 5 min. walk to Sor. Row.
FREE Designated Parking Spot, wood firs. 2
kitchens, front porch & fire place
Call Ansley (772)216-5773 aplatts2@ufl.edu
1-6-5-3

Female. 1/1 in a 4/3 unit for $450/mo. at
Gateway at Gainesville. January-May lease,
move in as early as Dec. 10th. All inclusive
rent, fully furnished, laundry room, pet friend-
ly. Bus route 12.24/7 fitness center, pool, vol-
leyball/basketball courts, ample resident and
visitor parking. Contact Jackie at (941)356-
3956orjpmuha@ufl.edu 12-9-2-3


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

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

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 12-8-
34-4

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
1-5-10-32-4

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

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

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

Looking for one male to share 3BR/2BA
house close to campus. Common areas fur-
nished, W/D, new tile & carpet. $425/mo +
elec. 918 NW 10th Ave. Call 561-706-5378
1-5-09-5-4

Bedroom for rent in a 3/2. $400/mo. Own
bath, carport. Females only need apply. 4
Blks from stadium. Call 692-1958 for appt.
1-5-09-5-4


Roommate wanted. 1/1 in 2/2
2 Blocks North of Library West
Unfurnished BR, shared spaces furnished
Washer/dryer, dishwasher, wireless internet
$600/mo + half util. Call/txt 813-468-1071
1-5-5-4

3 blocks from UF Campus
1 bedroom in 3/1 house for rent
$425/mth + 1/3 util/cable/int
Available ASAP please call now! 850 529
2717 or email kalon77@ufl.edu 1-5-09-5-4

2BR/2BA avail now in 4BR/4BA Country-
side condo. $435/mo/room utils incl. Direct
bus to UF 3 mis. Bball, pool, exercise room,
nicely furn. 3rd Fir. W/D, wireless. Flo 352-
357-9656, or 352-636-4814 1-5-09-3-4

Roommate needed for 2BR Apt. close to
UF. Bus Stop Right Outside. $350/Mo. Plus
Utilities.Call Kyle at 954-907-8538 or email
me at kylefranzone06@yahoo.com 1-5-
09-3-4


Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT
PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE
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SEE ALL CONDOS
WWW.UFCONDOS.COM
Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
4-21-71-5

NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 BIks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 4-21-71-
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
4-21-71-5


WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN!
THE PALMS New Ultra-Luxury Condos.
Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric
Leightman, Campus Realty, 352-219-2879
4-21-71-5

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

Homes From $199/mo! 1-4 Bedrooms Avail
From $199/mo! For Listings (800)350-4142
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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


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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

I'VE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC!
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replacement in the Alligator Classifieds!


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Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
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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
Cedar; Table-Top to 10 ft. $7-$69. 209 NW
75th St. Alachua 386-462-2060 1-5-09-6-
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*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
www.NS4L.com
4-21-09-71-11

***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
4-21-09-71-11

***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! 4-21-09-71-11

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

****** 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, month or semester.
Students can rent to own!
NS4L.com 352-336-1271 4-21-09-71-11

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

Honda Shawdow Spirit 750, yellow Exell.10K,
shield, bags, custom canvas cover, $3500,
call Paul 352-514-6227 see it Newberry Rd.
Imports, 7349 W Newberry ask Andy 12-
9-09-5-11


FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS 0
ORunning or not!*
NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 15 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-21-71-12

CARS CARS Buy6Sell@Trade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-21-71-12

$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!


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For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
4-21-71-12


**HEADLINERS SAGGING?**
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site avail. Steve's Headliners 352-226-1973
S12-9-74-12


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


I BUY CARS & TRUCKS
S*Call Anytime 352-339-5158
F 12-9-09-57-12

**WE BUY JUNK CARS**
CALL US! TOP DOLLAR PAID!
SFash Cash Free Towing Cars, Trucks, RVs,
Motorcycles 386-365-1855 or 386-234-0075
ml 12-9-09-12-12


SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down
No credit check
Cash vehicles $1000 and up.
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12


SUN RISE AUTO SALES
No credit check
Cars, SUVs, Trucks & Vans
30 day warranty
352-375-9090 4-21-71-12


94 Chevy 1500 $999 cash
92 Nissan Stanza $1499 cas
98 Pontiac Grand Am $1499
96 Kia Sephia $999 cash
352-338-1999

96 Lincoln Mark 8 $999 cash


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.


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BE AN INSPIRATION!
4-21-71-12 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 1-8-09-71-13


95 Pontiac Bonnville $999 cash
98 Chrysler Cirrus $999 cash
96 Chevy Cavalier $1499 cash
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

92 Honda Accord $1499 cash
97 Mazda Millenia $1999 cash
92 Chevy Camero $1999 cash
96 Mits Galant $1999 cash
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

97 Jeep Cherokee $1900
96 Chevy Astro Van $1900
96 Chevy Blazer $1499
98 Ford Expolorer $2500
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

95 Dodge Ram PK $2900
98 Dodge Ram PK $2900
98 Pontiac Transport $2900
94 Toyota Camry $2900 SOLD
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

97 Mercury Grand Marquis $2900
00 Hyundai Elantra $2900
94 Toyota Station Wagon $2900 SOLD
97 Mits Diamonte $2900
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12


96 Honda Accord $2500
94 Toyota Camry $2900
96 Cadillac Deville $2900
01 Hyundai Sonata $2900
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

Sun City Auto Sales
60 Day pay off
On cash vehicles
Pay off time negotiable
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12


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 4-21-71-12

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 4-21-71-12

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 4-21-71-12

Affordable-Auto-lnsurance-Quotes.net/UF
Is your auto insurance company taking you
for a ride? Our free quote service finds you
the best coverage at the lowest rates with
major carriers in just 5 min! Save up to 50%!
12-8-09-5-12


Cars from $29/Mo!
Hondas Chevys Jeeps and
More! 0$ Down 36 Months @
8.5% apr for listings Call
800-366-9813 ext 9765


LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-21-
71-13


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


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. 1-8-
09-71-13


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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-
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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. 4-21-71-14


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


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

BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-21-09-71-14


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PHONE AGENTS NEEDED
Must have Excellent Vocabulary and
Communication skills. PC skills needed.
Apply Now! 6020 NW 4th Place, Suite G.
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DOMINO'S
Now hiring Delivery Drivers $12-$16/hr.
You need a great attitude & dependable car.
Hiring lunch, dinner & late night shifts. Our
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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 4-21-09-
71-14



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
4-21-71-14


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 4-21-
09-71-14


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


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.
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,pix,
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


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

"Have Bad Credit?
Want to make $1,000s for doing nothing?"
Call (877) 465-8463 for more information.
1-5-09-6-14

PROJECT COORDINATOR: All aspects of
psychologist's private practice, training insti-
tute with online studies. Need very strong or-
ganizational skills, extensive computer skills,
able to master complex software. Fun job/
will train. Honors BA or MA. 28 Hr/Wk. M-Th.
$11.00 hr. Alachua location. Email resume/
reference list to RobertGlazerPhD@gmail.com
1-5-09-5-14

RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALISTS
Part-time hourly work
Flexible schedules
$8 an hour to start
Apply online at RGIS.COM 1-8-09-8-14

SAT Coordinator
Immediate full time/part time opening for
a person with SAT tutoring background
to help develop a new program at Gleim
Publications. Great opportunity and experi-
ence for a "go getter". Please send your re-
sume to hr@gleim.com or apply on line at
http://www.gleim.com. 12-9-09-4-14

Need mature, reliable, dedicated, full-time
live-in caretaker for elderly mom to help with
daily personal care, companionship, cooking,
and house cleaning. $41,000/yr, full benefits
package, appreciative family. 3+ yrs expe-
rience, excellent references, background
check required. Contact
lewjufa@gmail.com 1-5-09-5-14

Live in companion needed for disabled
woman. Light housekeeping asst, vehicle
needed. Experience req. background check.
send resume to vendorslynz@gmail.com
1-11-10-8-14

HIGH-END NIGHTCLUB OPENING
Now hiring: Bartenders, Barbacks, Security,
VIP, Go-Go Dancers, Door People, Bathroom
Staff. Some exp req'd. Call 239-910-1235 or
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UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Florida falls to Rutgers on road


By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Staff Writer
etorrens@alligator org
If a game can be won in the first
half, Rutgers did just that against
Florida on Monday.
The Scarlet Knights (6-4) smoth-
ered the Gators (3-5) in the final 11
minutes of the first half, going on a
17-1 run that forced Florida to play
catch-up in the second half en route
to a 51-38 loss.
"It was a little bit of a snowball
effect there in the first half," coach
Amanda Butler said. "The good
news was that as poorly as we had
played we were only down 14 (at
the end of the first half)."
Continuing an early season
trend, UF shot the ball inconsistent-
ly and had one of its worst shoot-
ing nights of the season, making
11 of its 50 attempted shots in the
game for a paltry 22 percent from
the floor.
"It was a little bit of a
snowball effect there in the
first half. The good news
was that as poorly as we
had played we were only
down 14 (at the end of the
first half)."
Amanda Butler
UF women's basketball coach

Of those 50 shots, 32 of them
were 3-pointers, and Florida made
just seven of its attempts from be-
yond the arc.
"I thought we were settling for


Rutgers guard Brittany Ray takes a shot over Florida's Ndidi Madu
during UF's 51-38 loss on Monday in Piscataway, N.J.
3s," Butler said. "They weren't nec- Florida came out as it has in past
essarily contested, but we weren't games, with a quick four-minute
shooting them as confident shoot- start before the shots just couldn't
ers. find the hole.
"We were shooting them be- The Gators made two of their
cause we felt like we needed to get first three shots, including a
a shot up there." SEE W-HOOPS, PAGE 15


Surprising loss needed

to gain perspective

he Gators didn't lose to Alabama on Saturday, they
got beaten.
There's a difference.
Sure, panicked play-calling that abandoned the run
game probably wasn't the right choice. Lax coverage on
the Crimson Tide's receivers, poor tackling and the in-
ability to get pressure on UA quarterback Greg McElroy
didn't help, and neither did the absence of Carlos Dun-
lap.
But with the way the Crimson Tide played, this wasn't
Florida's game to lose.
There's no sensible "what if" to latch onto, just the
Simple fact that Alabama showed up
and beat the pants off UF.
The Gators would have had to
play a perfect game to win. They
didn't, and as Phil Kegler said in
Monday's column, this was total
Mike McCall domination.
McCall-in' It That's a tough pill to swallow
Like I See It more like a bowling ball for a
mmccall@alligatororg group of fans that has been camped
out on Cloud Nine ever since Florida
started winning everything in sight back in 2006.
Very few things have gone wrong for UF fans dur-
ing that time frame even a poor 2007 football season
produced the meteoric rise of Tim Tebow and a Heisman
Trophy.
You've all been incredibly blessed during the past few
years, and now that this insane run has come to an end,
it's time to rejoin the masses.
This is part of what being a fan is all about. We fol-
low sports in the hopes that our team will win every time,
even though we know deep down that's impossible.
But after four national titles in less than three years,
some UF supporters understandably lost that gut feeling,
and they needed someone to push the reset button. They
SEE MCCALL, PAGE 15


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Through Dark Waters

Senior Spofforth takes troubles in stride followmy dream and do the best
I could, and she would've support- t


By TONI-ANN MILLER
Alligator Writer


Gemma Spofforth is undoubt-
edly a champion. She owns seven
UF school records, four Southeast-
ern Conference records, an NCAA
record, a U.S. Open record, a world
record and an Olympic appearance
for her native Great Britain.
At first glance, one sees a young
woman who works hard and ac-
complishes numerous feats. She is
often smiling, and during swim-
ming and diving meets, she's the
quintessential "bundle of joy."
However, there is more to Spof-
forth than meets the eye, and like
most people, she too has a story to
tell.

Giving back
This semester, the senior decid-
ed she wanted to spend some time
helping out around Gainesville,
and when she spoke to a girl in
one of her classes, she discovered
the perfect opportunity. She went
through rigorous training twice a
week to become a telephone coun-
selor for people who are either con-
templating suicide, depressed or
just need someone to talk to.
"Being a captain on the team, I
try to be the (one) that people can
come and talk to if they have any
problems," Spofforth said. "Obvi-
ously some problems are bigger
than others, but I always try to be
the person who's approachable,
and I thought I could use those
skills to be that person on the
phones."
Spofforth probably found it
easy to relate to these people be-
cause although she's often upbeat,
sometimes she lets everything get
to her and breaks down before get-
ting back to normal.

Leaving home
Growing up in Britain, Spof-
forth faced a tough challenge when
she became ill and was subse-
quently left with two choices, come
to America or quit swimming.
"If I hadn't come to America, I
wouldn't be swimming," she said.


"I had pancreatitis the year before
I came here, 2006 I think. I was out
of the water, I got really fat and I
just wasn't enjoying swimming be-
cause I was unfit and sick.
"To get back into (swimming), I
needed something really big to mo-
tivate me, and that was coming to
America. Because if I hadn't come
here then I don't think I would
have put the effort into getting in
shape again and getting fit."
After deciding that she would
leave home, Spofforthhad to choose
a specific destination. She said she
received eleven full-scholarship of-
fers, but she narrowed her choices
down to Hawaii and Florida.
"I could've gone to Hawaii and
enjoyed the lifestyle there, but I
chose Florida because I decided
that I did want to take swimming
seriously," she said.
Also factoring into her decision,
she said, was the supportiveness
of Florida's coaches; especially as-


sociate head coach Martyn Wilby,
a fellow Brit, who explained the
American system to her.
When she finally arrived in
Gainesville, Spofforth said she had
to deal with initial culture shock.
"All the things that I saw, I
didn't think were real. I thought
they were just fantasies in movies.
I didn't realize that you had cheer-
leaders. I didn't realize you had a
band and all that sort of stuff. It
definitely took me by surprise, but
I loved it the second I walked on
campus."

Difficult times
At the time she was deciding
about her future in swimming and
possibly in America, Spofforth had
another important thing to consid-
er her mother Lesley's health as
she battled with cancer.
"My mom being sick kind of
made things a little bit more tur-
bulent, but she wanted me to go


ed me in anything I did," Spofforth
said.
She said her mother's condition
improved before she left home but
that after some time here, she got
"the call" from her father.
"It was very sudden in the end
but it was something that we'd
been preparing for, for about four
years. She went in and out of reces-
sion a couple times and it was very
hard to have that final phone call
from my dad that said, 'It's time for
you to come home.'
"I actually got there the day she


died. I think she held
just to say bye to me."

Dealing with
The passing of her
impacted Spofforth's
in the pool. She said
strength that her moth
given her every tim
petes.
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However, when she finished fourth
n the same event and in the 4x100-
neter medley relay at the Beijing
)lympics last summer, she faced
different emotions.
"I went into another swale of
expression because it was a huge
igh when I came back, and mum
till wasn't here. It was very hard to
ull myself out of that but luckily I
vas able to have the family around
ie that I've had. This team's just
upportive in every way they can
e."


on a little bit Spofforth still has her father
Mark and younger brother Peter,
who she said she's gotten closer to
loss since her mother's death. However,
Smother has being far from home, she has found
performance a family here in Gainesville.
she uses the "She always had the support of
ier would've the rest of the team, and because
Le she com- she's such a giving person she's
very interested in other people -
world record sometimes the more you give the
)rld Champi- more you receive," coach Gregg
Troy said. "When there were tough
times the rest of the team was very
aware of it."
Sophomore teammate, fellow
Brit and one of Spofforth's closest
friends Jemma Lowe provides Spof-
forth a confidant who understands
what she faces by being away from
home. However, the two had a
rocky start at their first meeting, a
swimming camp in 2005.
"I didn't really know her, and I
didn't really like her to be honest,
at first," Lowe said.
She added that she thought
Spofforth had quit swimming
when in fact she was in Gainesville,
but then when both qualified for
Great Britain's Olympic team, they
.- grew close.
After the Olympic Games, Spof-
:---_ forth got a tattoo of the Olympic
- --- ---_ rings on her wrist, a reminder and
a motivator to avoid fourth place
finishes, as she often had in big
meets.
The senior continues to be dom-
S inant in the pool, but clearly she's
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 15


UF deals with injuries as top-10 matchup approaches


* RAYSHIPMAN AND KENNY KADJI
COULD MISS THURSDAY'S GAME.

By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@alllgatororg

The grueling portion of Florida's early
season schedule has taken its toll.
Coming off a stretch of eight games in 19
days, UF coach Billy Donovan said Monday
that guard Ray Shipman and center Kenny
Kadji suffered injuries that could keep them
out of Thursday's game against Syracuse in
Tampa.
Kadji is dealing with a lower back prob-
lem, while Shipman has been diagnosed
with a mid-foot sprain.
"We're hoping that's all it is," Donovan
said of Shipman's injury. "Having basically
10 guys, we're down to eight right now. How
do you manage to be productive in practice
and those kinds of things?"
The No. 10 Gators (8-0) have nearly a
week off between their last game Friday
at Jacksonville and the upcoming top-10
showdown with the No. 7 Orange (8-0), but
the potential loss of Shipman could be par-
ticularly devastating given Florida's lack of
depth in the backcourt.
Kadji did not play for the first time all sea-
son against Jacksonville, and he has seem-
ingly been replaced as the backup center by
freshman Erik Murphy.
After the Gators' win over the Dolphins,
Donovan said his players were finally show-
ing signs of fatigue, and that has made it


Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff
UF guard Ray Shipman is averaging 4.8 points and 2.3 rebounds per game in 16.3
minutes. He could miss Thursday's game against Syracuse due to a mid-foot sprain.
hard to get a feel for exactly where his team and mentally drained our team was playing
stands at this point of the season. eight games in 19 days," Donovan said.
"I still don't have a great pulse on our In addition to recovering from the physi-
team because there is a factor of a lack of cal and emotional strain caused by the re-
depth in our backcourt and how emotionally cent run of games, Donovan hopes his team


can use the time off to improve some of the
sloppy play it occasionally showed against
the Dolphins. UF abandoned the tough de-
fensive identity it had built through the sea-
son's opening games against JU, and Dono-
van said part of that could be attributed to
the team's fatigue and lack of practice time.
"We have sorely missed out on practice,
and I have seen the last week to 10 days, a lot
of slippage in where we were at defensively
to start the season," Donovan said. "That's
always a concern when you're creating
those habits, those habits start slipping, now
you're trying to deal with having to balance
practice time, scouting, short period of time
in between, injuries, guys being knocked up
here a little bit."
Sophomore point guard Erving Walker,
who is averaging more than 31 minutes
per game so far this season, said the much-
needed break will give the Gators time to get
their legs back.
"The break is good. We get a chance to
rest," Walker said. "Without conditioning,
it's really hard to compete to the best of our
abilities, so the conditioning's really helping
us.
Donovan said the team will spend some
of its time off working on improving its re-
bounding, as Florida is only grabbing 3.5
more boards per game than its opponents
so far this season another area in which
Donovan said his team has gotten progres-
sively worse the more it played.
"We've got to try to find a way to improve
and not lose out on some of the progress that
we had made in a positive direction," Dono-
van said.


Rutgers outscores

Florida 18-2 in

paint in first half

W-HOOPS, from page 13

3-pointer by Steffi Sorensen, but finished the first
half a dismal 3-of-16 shooting from 3-point range
(18.8 percent).
"We relied on the 3, like we've done way too
many times, way too many games," Sorensen said.
"We waited until the second half to start playing."
The Gators' inability to establish a post pres-
ence was one factor in settling for outside shots.
Azania Stewart picked up two quick fouls and
was sent to the bench within the
First four minutes of the game.
She was forced to sit out 10
minutes.
Women's In the first half, UF was
Basketball dominated in the paint by a 18-2
margin.
Florida's post players
couldn't keep up with Rutgers' Chelsey Lee, who
scored 8 of her 12 points to start that game-chang-
ing run.
Her contribution wasn't limited to scoring, as
the sophomore center added 9 rebounds, two as-
sists, a steal and three blocks.
"The thing that really ignited their run was the
way Chelsey Lee was playing and really control-
ling the paint and rebounding the basketball,"
Butler said. "Our post players didn't respond very
well and then our shooters started settling for shots
that aren't maybe the highest-percentage shots."
UF will face Old Dominion on Friday before a
nine-day break for final exams.


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figured that would come after Tebow & Co. left with an-
other title, but it should have more of an effect now.
Obviously, a large contingent of Florida fans was
around for the Ron Zook or even pre-Steve Spurrier
years, so those folks can view all this in the correct light.
But for the more recent crowd, it's important to soak
up the depression and shock that hit like a Mark Ingram
stiff-arm to the face last weekend. Remember the feeling,
because it will make the next triumph so much sweeter.
As fans and in life, we can't appreciate the good things
we're given without experiencing the bad first.
Watching East Carolina win three games in two years
under former UF defensive coordinator John Thompson
(thanks a lot) makes the Pirates' back-to-back Conference


USA titles mean a whole lot more to me, and sometime
soon, the Gators are probably going to get a crack at an-
other national championship.
In the meantime, swallow your pride and prove
you're not the bunch of "bandwagon Florida fans" ev-
eryone else thinks you are. Go to New Orleans, celebrate
New Year's on Bourbon St. and bring The Swamp to the
Louisiana Superdome.
And before you do that, check out the No. 10 Florida
basketball team. Much to my surprise, the Gators are
good, and they play No. 7 Syracuse on Thursday.
UF has made it too easy to be a fan in recent years,
and it's undeniable that fan interest reached a new high
this season.
Don't slink away until the next title run. It's time to
put in some work.


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16, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2009


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1 Mark Ingram (17) 1,542 rushing yards, 6.2 yards
per carry, 15 TD, 30 receptions, 322 receiving
A yards, 3 TD
A lot of people felt the Southeastern
SConference Championship Game
would help determine the Heisman
Trophy race, and it certainly did
for our panel of voters. Ingram
rushed for 113 yards and three
touchdowns and added 76 receiving yards. He
converted seemingly every third down and broke
tackles at will. His performance was incredible,
and he looked like the best player on the field. Tim
Tebow, meanwhile, couldn't stay on the field and
all but bowed out of the race altogether.

4 Kellen Moore (10) 167.35 passer rating, 3,325 yards,
64.8 completion percentage, 39 TD, 3 INT, -4 rushing
Yards, -0.2 ypc, TD
Moore didn't do well enough to
Seven earn a trip to the Big Apple as
a finalist, but that didn't keep our
voters from making sure he ended
the season on our watch. The
sophomore was hurt all season by
the fact that Boise State plays in the WAC and that
Liilimateli, led to the lack of respect. The Broncos
are the highest scoring offense in the nation, and
Moore is the best quarterback statistically. He also
led his team to a victory over Pac-10 champion
Oregon, which gives Boise State a better win on its
resume than Texas, Florida or Nebraska.


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2 Toby Gerhart (15) 1,736 rushing yards, 5.6 ypc, 26
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Gerhart was off this week with
no conference championship
game to help keep him atop the
alligatorSports Heisman Watch.
Still, his numbers are extremely
impressive, and he onlygot better
as the season went on and the carries piled up.
The senior will be in New York as a finalist, but it's
tough to say exactly what his chances of winning
are since his team lost four games.

5 Colt McCoy (3) 147.46 passer rating, 3,512 receiving
yards, 27 TD, 12 INT, 348 rushing yards, 2.7 ypc, 3 TD

Sometimes one vote is enough to
Sneak into our fifth spot, and Mike
McCall made sure he put Colt
onto our list. McCoy may have
had a worse season than even
Tebow, but the Longhorns did
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championship game and advance to the national
title game. McCoy might win the Heisman as a
career achievement award, but we would hate to
see that happen. As ESPN's Pat Forde said, McCoy
didn't provide a single Heisman moment all season
long, but he certainly provided an un-Heisman
moment when he nearly ran out the clock and
gave Nebraska the game.


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3 Ndamukong Suh (10) 82 tackles, 23 tackles for a
Loss, 12 sacks, 24 pass breakups, INT
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Bobby Callovi
1 Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska
2 Toby Gerhart, Stanford
3 Mark Ingram, Alabama
4 Kellen Moore, Boise St.
5 C.J. Spiller, Clemson

Phil Kegler
1 Mark Ingram, Alabama
2 Toby Gerhart, Stanford
3 Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska
4 Kellen Moore, Boise St.
5 Golden Tate, Notre Dame


Mike McCall
1 Mark Ingram, Alabama
2 Toby Gerhart, Stanford
3 Colt McCoy, Texas
4 Tim Tebow, Florida
5 Kellen Moore, Boise St.

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1 Kellen Moore, Boise St.
2 Mark Ingram, Alabama
3 Toby Gerhart, Stanford
4 Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska
5 C.J. Spiller, Clemson


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