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TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2010


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Senior class finishes with third BCS win


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UF quarterback Tim Tebow laps the field after the Gators' 51-24 win over Cincinnati at the
Sugar Bowl on Friday inside the Super Dome in New Orleans, La.

ON CAMPUS

EPA fines UF for pollution


BY JENNIFER BATE
Alligator Writer

UF has agreed to pay $175,000 in federal
pollution fines after inspectors discovered
soil and groundwater contamination on
campus from March 2008.
UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes said the
university has not completed its investiga-
tion of the contamination and is still trying
to determine if a cleanup will be required.
Environmental Protection Agency in-
spectors said tetrachloroethylene levels in
the soil and groundwater were higher than
allowed by state regulations.
Tetrachloroethylene is a colorless, sweet-
smelling chemical and a non-flammable or-


ganic liquid.
It is commonly used in aerosol dry-clean-
ing products and as a metal degreaser, ac-
cording to the EPA.
According to the Inter-
national Agency for Re-
search on Cancer, tetrachlo-
roethylene is also known to
cause liver damage and is
suspected to cause cancer.
At high levels, tetra-
chloroethylene could also
Sikes cause damage to the ner-
vous system, according to
the Department of Health and Human Ser-
vices.
SEE POLLUTION, PAGE 10


By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Staff Writer
kmaistrn@alligator org

NEW ORLEANS It didn't end with a
Heisman Trophy or a BCS national cham-
pionship.
But it sure was memorable.
Tim Tebow and Florida's senior class
let the chance to win its third national
championship in four years slip away af-
ter losing to Alabama in the Southeastern
Conference Championship Game, but that
didn't keep them from going out winners
against Cincinnati (12-1).
Tebow threw for 482 yards and three
touchdowns as the Gators (13-1) rolled
over the Bearcats 51-24 in the Sugar Bowl.
With the win, UF became the first FBS
program to win 13 games in back-to-back
seasons.
The senior class will leave Gainesville
with two national championships, two
SEC titles and a 48-7 record, the best in
conference history.
"That's a special group," UF coach Ur-
ban Meyer said. "They made a statement
as freshmen that we want to go down as
one of the best ever and let's put a little
plan together and you guys stick together
and follow the plan and let's see what hap-
pens. And they followed the plan."
Giving Meyer plenty of time to plan


has often resulted in big point totals in
bowl games.
But the offensive explosion 659
yards of total offense was a bit surpris-
ing considering the way the Crimson Tide
held the Gators to 13 points and 335 yards
of offense.
In conference games this season, in-
cluding the SEC Championship Game, UF
averaged 26 points and 371 yards of total
offense per game.
Whenever they stepped out of confer-
ence, the Gators feasted on opposing de-
fenses.
Florida averaged 48 points and 622
yards of total offense per game against
its three non-conference bowl eligible op-
ponents this season Troy, Florida State
and Cincinnati.
In the Sugar Bowl, Tebow shattered his
previous career high for passing yards -
338 against Florida Atlantic in 2007 and
set a new BCS bowl record for total yards
(533), breaking the 467-yard mark set by
Texas' Vince Young against USC in the
2006 Rose Bowl.
"I didn't see this coming as far as that
many yards and everything," Tebow said.
"I knew we had a good game plan. I knew
we were going to try to spread it out a little
bit. We felt like that would be successful.
SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 22


Goerings Book Store


to close after 38 years


By CJ PRUNER
Alligator Writer

One of Gainesville's oldest book-
stores will be writing its final chapter
this semester.
Goerings Book Store, 1717 NW
First Ave., will close after 38 years of
business.
"At this point in time, Gainesville
just isn't friendly to bookstores," said


Thomas Rider, one of the store's co-
owners. "It's disappointing."
Rider pointed to the recession, the
store's location and
Around competition from
Gainesville online shopping
and chain book-
stores as key fac-
tors that led to the store's decline.
Although the chain bookstores
SEE GOERINGS, PAGE 10


How long
offensive coordina-
tor Steve Addazio
will fill in as head
coach while Urban
Meyer takes a leave
of absence is just
one of a few ques-
tion marks for UF
this offseason.
See Story, Page 28.


Armed man robs local lingerie shop on University Avenue Saturday night
Gainesville police are searching for The man demanded the clerk give
a man who robbed local lingerie shop him money from the open cash register
French Addiction, 819 W University then left by bicycle after receiving it.
Ave., at gunpoint Saturday night. Police searched the area and UF cam-
According to a police report, a clerk pus but were unable to find the man.
was alone when a man knocked on the The suspect was described as a black
locked door. male, 45 to 55 years old and wearing a
He looked around then opened his dark jacket and beanie cap.
jacket, revealing a sign saying he had a -KATHERINE BEIN
gun and not to panic.


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Freeze hits Gainesville hard


with temperatures in the 20s


*STUDENTS ARE ADVISED NOT TO DRINK
ALCOHOL AND TO WEAR LAYERS.

By MELINDA CARSTENSEN
Alligator Contributing Writer

This week, those returning to Gainesville will be
welcomed with new classes, new teachers and com-
paratively cooler weather.
The cool weather is the result of an arctic air mass
affecting Gainesville and the rest of Florida as far south
as Lake Okeechobee.
Temperatures in Gainesville are expected to drop to
21 degrees tonight and to 23 degrees on Wednesday
night, said Phil Peterson, a forecaster at the National
Weather Service in Jacksonville.
This hard freeze is expected to hit Gainesville al-
most every night through Sunday, Peterson said.
A hard freeze occurs when a temperature falls be-
low 27 degrees Fahrenheit for two or more hours.
Peterson said temperatures for this month are sig-
nificantly lower than they were last January.
Although there were two hard freezes in the middle
of last January, Peterson said there was mostly warm
weather in Gainesville.
On Jan. 6, 2009, the high in Gainesville was 80 de-
grees, and the average monthly temperature was 17
degrees higher than normal, he said.
"What's different about this air mass is that it's go-
ing to stay in one place for a week, which is very un-
usual," Peterson said. "This blocking pattern is hap-
pening all throughout the country."
Lauren McKeague of the Florida Division of Emer-


agency Management advises those experiencing hard
freezes to follow the "Five P's" of cold weather safety:
protecting people, protecting plants, protecting pets,
protecting exposed pipes and practicing fire safety.
The Florida Division of Emergency Management
advises students to drink nonalcoholic fluids and wear
multiple layers of loose-fitting, warm clothing.
Students should also try to stay dry and in wind-
protected areas.
"What's different about this air mass is that
it's going to stay in one place for a week,
which is very unusual. This blocking pattern
is happening all throughout the country."
Phil Peterson
forecaster at the National Weather Service in Jackson-
ville


The Florida Division of Emergency Management
also warns against the indoor use of charcoal or other
fuel-burning devices, such as grills that produce car-
bon monoxide.
Peterson said residents should bring all potted
plants inside and cover those that are outside with
sheets or blankets.
"Plants really need to be covered up if you can't
bring them inside and insulated against the cold be-
cause we're talking a killing freeze here," he said.
Because the air is extremely dry, Peterson advises that
those in wooded areas be careful and exercise extreme
caution when burning anything.
For more information, visit www.FloridaDisaster.
org.


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4, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2010


Locals have mixed


views on health bill


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By CJ PRUNER
Alligator Writer

In a step toward strengthening
President Barack Obama's call for
health care reform, the U.S. Sen-
ate passed a bill on Christmas Eve
aimed at overhauling America's
health care system.
The final bill, which passed
60 to 39, calls for the injection of
$871 billion of government funds
over the span of 10 years in order
to provide more affordable health
care for millions of Americans.
Similar to the House bill, which
passed in November, the Senate
version has been met with mixed
reactions.
Liberals praise the legislation
as a necessary measure, while
conservatives are uncomfortable
with the bill's heavy spending
and potential invasion of the pri-
vate sector.
Ben Cavataro, president of
the Florida College Democrats,
praised the Senate's ability to pass
a bill he said will provide health
care to 30 million Americans,
strengthen Medicare, reduce the
federal deficit by $100 billion over
the next 10 years and allow stu-
dents to remain on their parents'
health insurance until they turn
26.
"It's really a big step forward,"
he said. "It's not easy to get 60
Senators to agree on anything, let
alone something as big as health
care reform."
Cavataro said he is disappoint-
ed with the Senate bill's lack of a
public option but believes its cuts
to inefficient programs and provi-
sions for low-income Americans
will offer much-needed relief.
Bryan Griffin, chairman of the
UF College Republicans, views
the Senate bill as reckless spend-
ing resulting from bribes made
by politicians bent on staying in
power.
He said Democrats want to cre-
ate public dependence on national


health care, which would make it
harder for voters to take them out
of office.
Griffin pointed to Medicaid
provisions to states with Senators
on the fence, such as Nebraska
and Louisiana, as evidence of
shady politicking and the Demo-
crats' efforts to purchase votes.
"The corruption is really start-
ing to come through," he said. "If
I saw someone in the UF Senate
doing what they're doing in [the
U.S. Senate] now, I'd do every-
thing in my power to have them
removed. What they are doing is
criminal."
As Americans continue to de-
bate where federal money should
go, the issue of abortion has also
taken a place in the public spot-
light.
Under the Senate bill, Ameri-
cans with government health plans
could use money for abortions as
long as they make two premium
payments: one for
National abortion coverage
News and another for
all other medical
needs.
Staci Fox, CEO of Planned
Parenthood of North Florida, op-
poses the "segregation of funds"
and said these measures discour-
age women from accessing health
services like abortion.
"We don't want to go back-
wards and create more obstacles
than women already have," she
said. "It's time for Congress to
trust women."
Jennifer Cyr, the vice presi-
dent of the UF Pro-Life Al-
liance, said most pro-life
supporters would not want tax-
payer money to fund abortion.
"I wouldn't want my money to
fund the killing of a person," Cyr
said.
Paying for abortions, according
to Cyr, would represent a sense of
disrespect for human dignity.
While voters and representa-
tives wrestle with the legislation's
effects, both the House and Senate
bills must go through a bipartisan
conference committee before be-
coming law.


By ERICA JOHNSON
Alligator Writer

During Amanda Levison's
time at UF, she struggled to
find gifts for her friends on a
tight budget.
She found her solution in
jewelry.
Levison, a 28-year-old
psychotherapist from Fort
Lauderdale, expanded her
creativity with jewelry in
2006 to start AJ Designs,
through which she makes
and sells more than 90 pieces,
ranging from bracelets to dog
accessories.
Levison traced her pas-
sion for handcrafted jewelry
to a very early age.
"I was about 7 or 8, and
everyone was doing simple
knotted bracelets, but I was
"I'm not going to
make something that I
wouldn't want to keep,
and I'm very much a
jeans and flip-flops
person, so I like to make
things that are fit for
work and play."
Amanda Levison
UF graduate

doing really crazy designs,"
she said.
When Levison worked as
a camp counselor during her
summer break from college,
she learned how to create a
bracelet using beads and soon
became a craft store regular.
These days, she gets in-
spiration for her pieces by
browsing through magazines
to see what's in style, but she
said her personal style has a
heavy influence on what she
creates.
"I'm not going to make
something that I wouldn't


want to keep, and I'm very
much a jeans and flip-flops
person, so I like to make
things that are fit for work
and play," she said.
She often uses semipre-
cious stones in her designs,
the most popular being pearls
and crystal.
The stones she works with
can range from $35 to $200,
she said.
But Levison said it's im-
portant to her to keep her
pieces affordable.
Her least expensive de-


signs, beaded key chains,
cost $12.
She is working to get her
creations into more stores
and she someday hopes to
have her own practice in psy-
chotherapy so she can devote
more time to developing her
designs.
"I enjoy every aspect of
what I do, especially the fact
that I have been able to keep
doing it, even though it start-
ed as a hobby," she said.
"I enjoy other people ap-
preciating my art."


Photo courtesy of Amanda Levison
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AROUND GAINESVILLE

Taco Bell joins national shift toward healthier eating


By NERI STEIN
Alligator Contributing Writer

Some resolutions this year
might come with a side of salsa.
As many people made New
Year's resolutions, Taco Bell in-
troduced its new Drive-Thru Diet,
which includes seven new menu
items each with nine grams of fat
or less and no more than 340 calo-
ries.
Taco Bell's new diet also comes
with its own spokeswoman, Chris-
tine Dougherty reminiscent of


Subway's Jared Fogle as it joins
the ranks of other fast food chains
that aim to help customers lose
weight by eating their food.
Dougherty, who lost 54 pounds
by joining Taco Bell's Frescolution
by ordering items from the restau-
rant's Fresco menu, aims to align
the "fourth meal" restaurant with
the health-conscious market.
The new diet items have a layer
of fiesta salsa in place of cheese
usually found on any item at Taco
Bell.
On its Web site, Taco Bell lists


"We already get lots of or-
ders with no dairy and add
salsa. You can do it with
anything on the menu."
Cassie Tillman
assistant manager at the Reitz
Union Taco Bell

a disclaimer, informing potential
dieters the new Drive-Thru Diet
actually isn't a diet at all.
Dougherty is quoted as say-
ing her results aren't typical. She


alludes to making other sensible
choices aside from the Drive-Thru
Diet, but she fails to mention what
those other choices are.
At least one Taco Bell, the Reitz
Union location, isn't participating
in the Frescolution.
Cassie Tillman, assistant man-
ager at the Reitz' Taco Bell, said
the fiesta salsa has been available
for at least a year now, but she isn't
sure if people like it for dietary rea-
sons or personal preference.
Tillman said the new Drive-
Thru Diet menu won't make its


way to campus because it's essen-
tially already here.
"We already get lots of orders
with no dairy and add salsa,"
Tillman said. "You can do it with
anything on the menu."
Tillman also added the new
diet probably wouldn't have much
of an effect at UF's location, saying
another Dougherty isn't likely to
pop up at a college.
"It depends on the students,
and if they want to eat healthy,"
she said.


UF senior wins scholarship to study at UK university


He plans to pursue a Ph.D. in biochemistry


By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
Alligator Writer

Steven Robinette was working in a labo-
ratory in mid-November when he received
the e-mail.
The UF senior found out he was one of
35 students across the country and the first
from UF to receive the Marshall Scholar-
ship.
"I just couldn't believe it," he said.
The scholarship, created by the U.K. gov-
ernment after the implementation of the
Marshall Plan in 1953, will enable Robinette


to study for at least two years at Imperial
College London as he pursues a Ph.D. in
biochemistry.
Robinette said he has been looking into
scholarships like the Marshall Scholarship
since he got the information during the UF
preview orientation.
"I've known for forever that I wanted to
go live in Britain for at least a little while,"
he said.
The scholarship recipients got to choose
in which school in the U.K. they wanted to
study.
Robinette spent his junior year studying


at Imperial College London as a Barry M.
Goldwater scholar and said he is excited to
return.
"It makes it less intimi-
dating," he said.
Robinette, who will
graduate with a bachelor's
degree in biochemistry and
molecular biology in April,
said he will enter as a mas-
Robinette ter's student but wants to
get funding to stay for a
third year to get his Ph.D.
He said the application process was pret-


ty standard, including an online application,
an interview and four letters of recommen-
dation.
He said UF biomedical engineering pro-
fessor Art Edison, who has been working
and doing research with Robinette since
Robinette was a freshman, was one of the
people who inspired him the most through-
out the course of his studies.
Edison said Robinette is a very hardwork-
ing and deserving student. He said he is a
perfect example of how an undergraduate
student can take advantage of the research
opportunities at UF.
"He's going to go on to be a very well-
known, well-regarded scientist," Edison
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U.S. right to focus

security efforts

R residents of troubled nations like Afghanistan, Somalia
and Iraq face daily struggles that can sometimes mean
ife or limb. So it would stand to reason that an extra
pat down at the airport would seem inconsequential, even
trivial, to someone with such an intimate knowledge of what
real hassles are.
But a recent push by the U.S. for tighter security on inter-
national flights essentially an extra pat down and carry-
on bag search has drawn harsh criticism.
On Monday, these measures were put in place in re-
sponse to a Nigerian man's attempt to ignite explosives on
a Detroit-bound flight. According to the Associated Press,
14 countries were named in the new guidelines, including
official state sponsors of terror such as Iran, Cuba, Sudan
and Syria.
While the security risk posed by those few flights origi-
nating in Cuba is essentially zero, passengers from the
other countries named may represent a legitimate threat to
the U.S. These include Yemen, Libya, Nigeria and Lebanon;
major acts of terrorism have been carried out or attempted
by individuals from these countries in the recent past.
Critics raise the point that the attack that brought on this
increased security originated in Amsterdam. It is true that
any flight, regardless of its origin, could be a target.
But the choice to focus limited resources on those coun-
tries that pose the highest risk is wise, especially given the
relatively poor security measures previously in place in
these countries.
Given this narrow focus, the Nigerian Information Min-
ister Dora Akunyili said Monday that these guidelines are
discriminatory. Parallels are drawn to racial profiling, a
subject with which U.S. security agencies, as well as the
Transportation Security Administration in particular, have
had a troubled past.
But the measures affect all passengers from those coun-
tries listed, regardless of race or ethnicity. Further, accord-
ing to NPR, terrorist organizations like al-Qaida are broad-
ening their recruiting efforts to individuals not fitting "the
profile" adolescent males of Middle Eastern descent. As
the number of would-be terrorists who don't fit this profile
grows, racial-profiling (whether it's moral or not) will be
increasingly ineffective. This only furthers the need to focus
on those countries where terrorist attacks are most likely to
originate.
It is unfortunate that any group or nationality must be
singled out for enhanced security. This profiling is antago-
nistic and may even contribute to perceptions of America as
closed-minded or even prejudiced.
But when there are limited resources to accomplish such
a daunting task as preventing terrorist attacks, an addition-
al pat down or inspection is reasonable.
By focusing its efforts, the TSA is not assessing undue
blame on these countries but rather fulfilling its obligation
to the American people by pointing its flashlight (hopefully
not just a metaphorical flashlight) where it's most likely to
produce results.
The burden is now on the Obama administration to build
goodwill with the international community in spite of these
increased security measures. Hopefully as anti-America
sentiments decrease, so too will the need for such profil-
ing.


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While students all over Gainesville are focused on
gathering textbooks and mapping their class routes to
pass Starbucks, we at the Alligator are pulling out our hair
and scrambling for staff.
Yes, we knew it was coming. Yes, we probably should
have started our search earlier. But the fact is that we are des-
perately seeking students for every position imaginable. So
come on over and bring your friends, neighbors, chinchilla or
anyone else who's interested to our open house Friday from
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covered building next to Karma Cream.
But Friday is a long time away four more issues of the
Alligator so if you're really excited, you can send resumes
and samples to apply@alligator.org and start writing (or
photographing, or cartooning, or doing handstands for our
entertainment) immediately.
We have openings for an opinions editor, photographers,
videographers, columnists, news writers, the Avenue writ-
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anyone who knows anything about Web sites, anyone who
knows anything about anything, and anyone who knows
nothing about anything. (Well, maybe not so much of the
last one.)
That's where you come in.
Whether your major is journalism, economics, political
science, ballet or wearing lots of orange and blue, we want
you to apply.
In fact, a certain opinions editor who is abandoning us for
a fancy Washington, D.C., internship is an economics major.
If he can write editorials, anyone can.
If you want to write news stories, we ask that you can
form a sentence and be objective. If you want to be opinions
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super opinionated and willing to keep up with what's going
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As cheesy as it sounds, we really do
want to represent the Student Body,
and the best way we can do that is to
pull our staff from all spectra of... well,
the Student Body.
However, this job is not for the
faint of heart. It requires work and
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Keenan that you'll spend most of your humble
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lettersalligator or restaurants within walking distance of
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It's true we work five days a
week and hardly get any sleep (there's a big, comfy couch in
the office), but we have fun. We decorate the office when it's
our co-workers birthdays, we make brownies, watch bad TV
shows and eat a lot of Mexican food.
If that's not tempting, consider how great a job at the larg-
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We're also ranked eighth in the nation, in case you were
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We offer a competitive salary, and your paycheck will ex-
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Still not convinced?
Consider this: We aren't above paying you in hugs and
baked goods in addition to that big, fat paycheck.
Seriously though, we need you.
So if you're confident, imagine 35,000 people reading your
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crazies who call, e-mail, and, yes, even actually send letters
about how outrageous and horrible we are.
So send us an e-mail now while you ride the bus to your
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Letter to the Editor
The real problem with health care in
America: American doctors are exhibit-
ing astronomical, unjustified, uncontrol-
lable greed.
The solution: The government should
fix health care prices.
If we do not control their godless
greed, doctors who have bankrupted
us as individuals in the past will now
bankrupt us as a society. Price-fixing
measures must come soon; the alterna-


tive is bankruptcy. The uncontrollable,
horrible greed of the entire American
medical system must be controlled.
Health care for all: great.
But at astronomical, unjustified, un-
controllable prices for Americans: god-
less!
Kenneth Maness
Davenport, Iowa

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Saints rising: a journey into the lives of missionaries


By CJ PRUNER
Alligator Writer

Editors' note: Every year, more than
52,000 Mormon missionaries descend
upon the world. This is a four-part series
that follows two such messengers.
God, Guns and Glory
When you're staring down the barrel of
a 12-gauge shotgun, the Promised Land can
either look very hazy or pretty close de-
pending on your outlook on life.
The only thing standing between James
Tate and a round of angry shells tearing
through his anatomy was his Book of Mor-
mon and a belief that there was a God and
that He had made him fast real fast.
"We got to go," insisted a hushed voice,
carrying traces of urgency.
As Tate firmly jerked at the passenger's


side handle to the 2006 red Toyota Corolla
that would take him away from the madness,
he couldn't help but give way to a sweeping
tide of sadness. Behind the pitch-black dark-
ness that blanketed pine trees and mobile
homes lived a soul a thriving, beautiful
soul that wanted to reach out for something
more.
Salvation would have to wait.
As he sat back against the cold leather
car seat, a mist of sweat seeping through his
short brown hair, his eyes peered through the
window and stole a glance at the hollering
bald-headed figure adorned in a ragged shirt
and cutoff jeans. Before his mind could wrap
around what had just happened, the ignition
roared to life, announcing retreat.
When he had submitted his name to be-
come a missionary for the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints, Tate understood
that his work would require a lot of faith
and discipline to make it through the rough


patches. Nobody had ever told him, how-
ever, that he would need a bulletproof vest
to defend himself against shotgun-wielding,
testosterone-infused, redneck ex-boyfriends
of baptism candidates.
He had already had a long day, helping a
local Mormon ward construct the set for its
play while getting his daily
National dosage of slammed doors and
News adamant refusals. But he for-
got about those things when
he flipped open his rumbling cell phone,
which would summon him into the night.
For Tate and other missionaries, the call
doesn't end-it only gets louder.
Summoned Forth
It came on April 8, 2009. Bound in a thick
manila envelope, it took nearly all the space
within the mail box, shoving the bills and
coupon lists aside.
What laid inside was enough to bring


Tate's stomach to an abrupt standstill. He
knew it was coming. He had been waiting for
this package since he was 10, saving up the
money he made through household chores
and part-time jobs in anticipation.
Inside were papers that would tell him
where he would spend the next two years. As
he called his parents to tell them the news, his
mind flashed with possibilities pertaining to
where he would be going. Missionary papers
are like a cruel game of global roulette; they
could order you to any part of the world that
they saw fit. Tate could end up a few hours
away from his hometown of Mesa, Ariz., or
he could be sent to the jungles of Uruguay,
like his older brother, Zach.
"Oh man, I'm terrible with languages, and
I've got a soft stomach," said Tate, whose
brother had to eat sheep stomach soup while
on his mission. "I was not about to have
that."


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Students shape


and mold for class


* THIRTY STUDENTS ARE
IN THE PROGRAM.

By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
Alligator Writer

In an era of instant com-
munication ruled by texting
and e-mails, Chandra DeBuse
molds her artistic message
with something more perma-
nent- clay.
DeBuse, a master's student
in the UF Ceramics program,
is a potter who focuses on
creating functional vessels for
tableware, such as mugs, cups
and bowls.
She is one of 10 graduate
students and one of about 30
total students in UF's Ceram-
ics program.
Students in the program
work with clay to create figure
sculptures and sculptural ob-
jects.
UF ceramics professor Lin-
da Arbuckle said one of the
great things about the program
is that it offers no limit to the
creations students can make
with clay.
"I think the idea of making


something permanent from a
permeable object is pretty ex-
citing," Arbuckle said.
Students interested in re-
ceiving a degree in ceramics
have to apply to get into the
program as juniors, but the UF
School of Art and Art History
offers an introductory level ce-
ramics class for nonmajor stu-
dents.
Arbuckle said students from
a variety of majors and special-
izations, including architecture
and pre-dental students, take
the introductory course.
However, students inter-
ested in getting a degree in
ceramics can use the program
as a networking opportunity
and a chance to meet visiting
artists.
DeBuse said the ceram-
ics program has developed a
strong sense of community
When someone makes a
life-size sculpture, they need
help lifting it into the kiln, and
their classmates are there to as-
sist them.
"The nature of working in
clay is that you are part of a
community," DeBuse said.


Subway, Jamba Juice


headed to
By CAROLYN TILLO
Alligator Staff Writer

UF students will soon be able to
savor subs and smoothies alongside
their stash of Turlington fliers.
A new building housing Sub-
way and Jamba Juice will be built on
the southwest comer of Turlington
Hall, near where the UF Informa-
tion Booth is located, wrote Lionel
Dubay, the director of the UF Busi-
ness Services Division, in an e-mail.
Dubay said the project's con-
tractor has begun clearing the area
where the new building will stand
in preparation for construction.
The construction will be complet-
ed around May.
He said the Business Services
Division and Aramark, the campus
food service contractor, will pay for
the project, which will cost about
$1.5 million.
"We are very optimistic that this
new food service facility will pro-
vide added food service options and
convenience to our students, faculty
and staff," Dubay wrote.
Dubay said the UF Information


Turlington
Booth, run by Alpha Phi Omega na-
tional service fraternity, will remain
standing and open during construc-
tion but will be demolished once the
new facility is open.
A new booth connected to the
building with the restaurants will re-
place the old UF Information Booth,
Dubay said.
Dubay said demolishing the old
booth will help minimize some of the
congestion near Turlington Plaza, an
area filled with traffic
On that will keep Subway
CampuS and Jamba Juice busy.
Ben Meyers, a UF
sophomore and a member of the
Food Service Advisory Committee
that helped approve the project, said
the new restaurants will be designed
as more accessible eating options for
students on the go.
Rather than running into the Re-
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and waiting in line, students can
grab food on their way to class or as
they step off the bus, he said.
"I think it's really in the center of
campus for most undergrads, and it
really serves them a lot better," Mey-
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STATE

Fewer migrants flock to Florida


By ANDREW NORRIS
Alligator Contributing Writer

Florida is known as a destination for snowbirds,
but new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau
hints at a new trend.
The data shows Florida has seen a decline in the
number of people who migrate to the state from oth-
er states.
In 2005, Florida had an influx of more than 250,000
domestic migrants and was considered a fast-grow-
ing state during a mid-decade population boom.
However, the state has recently been suffering
losses in domestic migration, losing 9,000 Florida
residents in 2008 and 31,000 in 2009 due to out-mi-
gration.
Ken Johnson, a sociology professor and a senior
demographer at the University of New Hampshire
Carsey Institute, published an article in which he
notes the recession as a major contributing factor in
Florida's migratory hang-ups.
"The slowdown means the fast-growing states
aren't getting people and the slow-growing states
that send migrants to places like Florida are losing
less," Johnson said.
He said there are two main groups of migrants
moving to Florida: older, retirement-aged migrants
who are often affluent and younger migrants who
have the potential to have children.
But the overall population in Florida still contin-


ues to grow, Johnson said.
He said the growth is due to migration from other
countries as well as the population's natural increase
rate.
Johnson's article notes that the natural increase
rate, the amount of births in relation to deaths, will
now play a more important part in maintaining pop-
ulation size.
Stan Smith, a professor in the UF economics de-
partment and director of the Bureau
of Economic and Business Research,
said the decline in migration result-
ing from the recession is in turn pro-
longing the economic downturn.
"Florida usually is a national
leader in adding jobs but has lost
Smith more than 800,000 jobs in the past
two years," Smith said. "People
moving to Florida to look for jobs are leaving or just
not coming in the first place."
Smith said Gainesville has been at least partially
spared due to UF's presence as well as Gainesville's
large medical community and amount of government
jobs.
However, Smith said some people view a decline
in migration and population as a positive thing.
"It puts less pressure on the environment," Smith
said. "A decline means a slower increase in the need
for new roads and new schools and less of a loss of
green space or agricultural lands."


Store will likely close by March


GOERINGS, from page 1

have experienced rough financial patch-
es, they have enjoyed the backing of
publishers, according to Rider.
The same backing wasn't extended to
Goerings, Rider said.
"(The other bookstores) were deemed
too big to fail," he said. "They got anoth-
er Christmas."
The store was originally located at
University Avenue and 13th Street,
where it was briefly a Little Professor
Book Center franchise owned and oper-
ated by Harvey and Viola Goering.
Originally, Goerings had two sepa-
rate operations: one for textbooks, an-
other for trade store operations.
However, the trade store folded due
to mounting pressure from competing
bookstores, and the store merged both
operations into its current location be-
hind St. Augustine's Catholic Church.
The store announced roughly six
weeks ago they would not be providing
textbooks for the upcoming semester.
"There are a lot of folks who preferred
us because we were less expensive and


more dependable than the other book-
stores," Rider said.
The store's lasting legacy, Rider said,
will be the number of years the store has
remained open and its ability to pro-
vide an important literary niche for the
Gainesville community.
"At this point in time,
Gainesville just isn't
friendly to bookstores. It's
disappointing."
Thomas Rider
co-owner of Goerings

"If you add up all the years that we
(book-sellers and past and present staff)
have worked, you're looking at 280
years of book-selling; that's a lot of expe-
rience," Rider said. "New student bodies
will come and go, and fewer of them will
remember us. It will take longer for the
townspeople to forget us."
The store will likely close by March
1, although no official date has been set,
Rider said. There are no plans to open a
new store at a different location.


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UF also fined for


lesser offenses
POLLUTION, from page 1

Sikes said UF committed no intentional wrongdo-
ing.
"The EPA regulations are very technical and UF had
a different interpretation than the EPA of what the regu-
lation required," she said.
ZEP Formula 768, the solution in which the tetrachlo-
roethylene originated, was used to clean lawn equip-
ment on a concrete slab outside a maintenance build-
ing.
On Sikes said UF stopped using the solvent
Campus almost immediately upon learning that
EPA had a concern.
Based on testing around the site, Sikes
said UF believes the impact of the tetrachloroethylene is
limited to the area around the concrete slab next to the
maintenance building.
Because the EPA expressed concern solely for the
groundwater and soil contamination, UF has not
checked into the health of the maintenance workers who
used the product.
UF was also fined for lesser offenses, such as not
properly labeling containers of mineral spirits and bat-
teries.





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Students are advised to wear a light jacket to class "The priority is given to the He
ence Center and Shands," Orlan


By JOEY FLECHAS
Alligator Writer
Students looking for sanctuary from the
chilly weather on campus might find that
some buildings are not exactly warm and
cozy.
UF's primary heating system stopped
working several weeks ago due to a bro-
ken part in the turbine engine that keeps


the system going, according to an e-mail
sent out Monday night by Ed Poppell, UF
vice president for business affairs.
The jet engine had to be shipped back
to its manufacturer, General Electric Co.,
to be repaired.
UF spokesman Steve Orlando said the
unit was back on campus as of Monday
and undergoing tests.
"They are hoping to have everything


up and running by Wednesday," he said.
In the meantime, the university has
been using a back-up steam system that
produces less heat than the jet
On turbine.
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ings, offices and dorms are
chillier than usual, the heat currently be-
ing produced is going to those who need
it most.


alth Sci-
do said.


"We make sure they get enough steam and
heat, and the rest of campus comes next."
He noted that the parts of campus far-
thest away from UF's Progress Energy co-
generation plant will probably have the
least heat.
This includes the northeast corner of
campus and Orlando's office.
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ALLIGATOR
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$430 per bedroom-All inclusive!
3/3 TH!! Roommate match avail
<1 mi from UF! Huge 24hr gym!
free tanning,freeHBO/showtime
*Oxford Manor*(352) 377-2777
these apts kick other apts in the teeth
4-21-71-1


WOW! Live for $325!
All Inclusive 3/3s and 4/4s
Cable Internet Utilities *
Furnished Tanning 24 Hr Gym *
TheLandingsUF.com 336-3838 *
3801 SW 13th St*
4-21-71-1

Save Some Green
2's from $789 3's from $829
FREE Cable*Tanning*Gym
www.greenwichgreen.net
352.372.8100
4-21-09-71-1


1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
www.ApartmentslnGainesville.com
4-21-71-1


$399 all inclusive 4/4
$489 all inclusive 2/2
Roommate Match Full Student Suites
24hr Fitness Center 2 Pools
Now Feline Friendly
352-271-313 *GainesvillePlace.com
4-21-71-1

*MOVE IN TODAY*
Starting @ $349, $0 to sign
All inclusive, fully furnished
2/2's, 3/3's & 4/4's close to UF
3700 SW 27th St. 373.9009
LexingtonCrossingUF.com
4-21-09-71-1


2 BLOCKS TO UF--$250/MO
Fully Furnished Rms Avail. In 4BR,
Call Drew Richards, Campus Realty,
352-275-8555 4-21-71-1

SUN ISLAND
FURNISHED 2BR AVAILABLE
352-376-6720
4-21-09-71-1

*Fully Furnished*AII Inclusive*
Roommate Matching
*Upscale 1br-4br*
3000 SW 35th Place
EnclaveUF.com*352.376.0696
4-21-09-71-1

CASABLANCA WEST
Townhouse near UF, Shands, shopping.
Easy access. 2BR/2.5BA; great for student/
family. Only $800/mo; 1st mo rent free & flex
terms. Renovated & ready! Ed 305-972-6432
1-5-09-40-1







Tradition of Student Living
Fully furnished student suites
Starting @ $399 all inclusive
3700 SW 27th St 373.9009
LexingtonCrossingUF.Com
4-21-09-71-1

Will Consider Semester Lease! Oxford
Terrace-short walk to UF. Private room/bath
in 4/4, clean and ready to move-in. Includes
furnishings, utilities, wi-fi, cable and W/D. M
or F okay, No smoking or pets.
beweiss59@hotmail.com or 321-228-3379
1-6-09-10-1


Female wanted for 4/4 condo. Furn room
w/ private bath Clean, bus rte pool workout
room. Inc utilities cable internet wash/dry
$450/mth for spr sem $300 sec dep Jeff 904-
612-3944 or weeks63@comcast.net 1-20-
09-20-1


2-Story Townhouse for Fall
Rent an entire 4BR or use Free Roommate
Matching. Across the street from UF!
$479-$504 All-Inclusive Fully-Furnished
www.TheCourtyards.net 352-372-3557
4-21-71-1

Scholars' haven in modern, elegant house
in woods 1 mi no of UF. Share w/ 1 woman
grad student. On busline. $400 + util. Jan 1+
mardavis03@yahoo.com 1-8-10-5-1

UNIVERSITY TERRACE CONDO
4BR/4BA with indiv leases. $400/mo incl ca-
ble, internet & utils. Available Jan 1st, 2010.
Also avail summer & fall 2010. 239-250-6149
1-5-10-2-1

$522/2br in a 2-2. SHORT TERM LEASE!!!
JANUARYTO JULY2010ATTHE ESTATES.
FULLY FURNISHED, UTILS INCLUDED!
SW 20th Avenue, APT #1026A.
PLEASE CALL 205-834-5852 ASAP!!!
1-12-10-7-1

Rooms available in 4 bed 4 bath apt for
Spring move-in. Furnished or unfurnished.
Starting at $399/ month. Cable, internet, tile
floor, 24 hour amenities. Waived app fee.
(352) 380-9899 universityclubapts.com 1-8-
10-5-1

Beautiful 3/3, close to school,dir. on bus!
Brand new appl, paint, bedding, remdld
bthrms, Frnt bldng, upstrs.
bdduf86@comcast.net
1-25-10-14-1


QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $375/mo.
*1BR cottage $435/mo. Call 213-8798 or
mobile 213-3901.4-21-09-71-2


*LYONS SPECIAL*
$99 1st month's rent 377-8797
4-21-09-71-2

$99 MOVES YOU IN!
1 brs from $539
2brs from $599
3brs from $750
Wtr incl.*Pet Friendly*Spacious
1 mile from UF*Shands*Downtown
www.arborpark.com or call 335-7275
4-21-09-71-2


Limited Availability-Downtown Apartments
Studios-$599*One Bedrooms*$699
Two Bedrooms-$859*Three Bedrooms-$1299
Move in NOW or Fall 2010
www.arlingtonsquare.org*338.0002
4-21-09-71-2

1 & 2's SPECIAL RATES!
1 BR/1 BR $465 2BR/1 BA $569
No Move In Fees! Quiet
Beautiful Pools Pets Loved!
Park Free Across From UF! 372-7555
4-21-09-71-2


Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner.
538-2181 Iv message 4-21-09-71-2


Quality & Affordability!
1br $559 / 2br $619--$649
3br $749 / 4br $899
W/D, pool, B-ball/tennis courts!
We love Pets! Call @ 376-4002
www.apartments.com/pinetreegardens
4-21-09-71-2

Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $595-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 4-21-09-71-2

No deposit, No move-in fees!!!
Huge 1/1's 2/2's 3/3's
<1 mi from UF! Giant 24hr gym
FREE tanning/FREE cable
*Oxford Manor* (352) 377-2777
These apts kick other apts in the teeth
4-21-71-2


** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
352-215-4990 12-8-09-168-2

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

1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 Townhomes!!
FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime
All Amenities plus FREE Tanning
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*Tennis*Pool*Playground
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

1, 2, 3's! madisonpointe.org
Enormous Screened Patio!
W/D-Walk-in closets-Tanning
Fitness Center-Full size bball court
NW 23rd Blvd*352-372-0400
4-21-71-2


PPOLOS


Three Bus Routes (9,34,35,36)!
1.5m to UF, Shand's, 1-75, & Shopping!
1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms for NOW & Fall!!!
GREAT SPECIALS!!!
1/1-$684 2/2-$799 3/3-$979
2330 SW Williston Rd.
ww.ThePolosUF.com 352-335-7656
4-21-09-71-2

Huge Private Dog Park
1's from $499 Waive all fees
Close to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza
Pet Friendly 376-1248
www.hiddenvillageapt.com
2725 SW 27th Ave
4-21-09-71-2

l's, 2's and 4's
AS BIG AS A HOUSE!
Great School Districts
Free Personal Training
75 SW 75th Street Call 332-7401 4-21-
71-2


No Move-In Fees
1/1's from $659 3/2's from $799
FREE Tanning*Pool*Gym
www.aspenridgeuf.com
352.367.9910
4-21-09-71-2


Move in Today!
All Inclusive roommate matching $606
Spacious 2/2 Townhomes & LOCATION!
Park-n-Ride Bus Route-So you can sleep in!
3500 SW 19th Ave*www.MuseumWalk.com
*379-9255*
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


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 s Sun Key S 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
352-332-3199
www.cmcapt.com/foxhollow
4-21-09-71-2

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

FREE Rent until January 2010!!!
Pine Rush Pet Friendly No Weight Limits
1 bdr. from $459 2bdr. from $639
Near UF and Oaks Mall
Ph. 375-1519 www.gremco.com
1-5-09-25-2

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

FREE Rent until January 2010!!!
Sunrise Pet Friendly No Weight Limits
1bdr from $469 No rent until Jan,
NO APP FEE. Near UF, Schands and VA
Ph.372-4835 www.gremco.com
1-5-09-25-2







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WALK & BIKE TO UF
01BR/1 BA $425
* 2BR $450-$620 W/D incl
Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387
www.Gore-Rabell.com 4-21-09-71-2


The Grove Villas
Rental Community
Ask about our Move-in Specials
Gated Community
6400 SW 20th Ave
888-373-0849
4-21-09-71-2

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 <50lbs 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 1-8-09-
43-2

Working at Shands orVA- nice 2/1 @ Summit
House across the street. $700/mo + $200
dep. Call 352-8430-0220 to see. 1-29-47-2

WWW.BIKETOUF.COM
S 1 BR from $575
2 BR from $625
S 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 Ret nt 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


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
1 BR and 2BR Apts. See our list at
www.merrillmanagement.net
or call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494xl0 1-5-09-22-2

3BR 1.5 BA with family Room
Tile Floors, Laundry Room,
Central H & Air, Carport
319 NW 16th Avenue
$800/Mo. Call Merrill Management
Inc 352-372-1494 1-5-09-22-2

1BR 1BA, Grad II Apts
1Blk to UF! Central H & Air,
Carpet, Laundry Fac. On site,
Inclds Wtr, Swg, Pst Cntrl &
Garbage. $500/Mo. 1236 SW
4th Avenue. Call Merrill
Management Inc 352-372-1494 1-5-09-22-2

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

2 BLKS TO NORMAN HALL!
2BR 1 BA Apts $600/Mo
5 Blks to UF, Central H &Air
Laundry Fac. Carpet, Pets Allowed.
829 Sw 5th Avenue.
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 1-5-09-22-2

2BR 1 BA, 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 1 BA 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


* 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 1-29-09-35-2

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 $635/mo Call 727-423-9463
*Also avail: Fully furn 2BR/1BA $735/mo.
1-19-09-23-2

$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

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

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

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

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

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

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-$375/mo. IncI 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

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 1 BR $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

$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/1 BA 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

$355/Mo Newly Remodeled. Pvt BR/BA.
10 min to UF. On Bus Rte. W/D, Furn Corn
Area, Secure WI-FI, Pool & MORE! OPEN-
MINDED. 954-854-9445. UTGCondos.com
1-5-10-2-2

Luxury student condos close to calmus.
Includes interest & tuilities
From $385 per month each.
Please call us for the details.
Bristol park Realty 352-367-2669 1-29-10-
20-2

2BR/1 BA w/ small study near Shands. Large
screened room w/ W/D hook-ups. Available
now. $650/mo. Sec dep $650. Pets ok 3300
SW 23rd St. Apt #1. Call 352-371-3473 leave
message. 1-15-10-10-2-

Townhouse 2BR/1.5BA, WD hook-up. New
kitchen w/ private courtyard. $700/mo, Sec
dep $700. Pets ok. 4007 B SW 26th Terr.
Call 352-371-3473 leave message 1-15-
10-10-2

2/2.5 Beacon Hill Condo. 1400sgft built
in 2006. 1.5mi to Shands/UF. Jet tub in
Master bath with dual sinks. Balcony in 2nd
bedroom, pets ok. $800/mo. 352-256-0639
or gqgator07@yahoo.com
1-11-10-6-2

1BR/1BA apt for rent. Nice, tile floors, off
Tower Rd. $425/mo $300 dep. Call 352-356-
2563 or email snapjacksboss@yahoo.com
Section 8 accepted. 1-5-10-2-2

Historic Pettit House in dntwn Waldo. 1 bdrm
apt $575.00 (1st, last & security), front & back
porches, fenced yard. convenient to G'vlle &
Starke. Coffee cafe next door. Great for grad
student. 378-2141 Iv. msg. 1-11-10-5-2


SWEET 2/1 POOL HOUSE
Prime location, 708 NW 10th Ave. incl all
Utils, W/D, beamed ceiling, swimming pool.
Avail 1st Jan. $440 + sec. Call Karl 332-5030
1-8-10-4-2

FREE Rent until January 2010!!!
Summer Place Pet Friendly No Weight Limits
1bdr from $469 No rent until Jan,
NO APP FEE. Just off SW 34th St.
Ph. 376-0828 www.gremco.com
1-5-10-1-2


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

O**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


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

FIRST MONTH FREE
1/1 in a 4/4 in Gainesville Place $399/mo all
inclusive best deal in town!
AVAILABLE ASAP
(727)804-4765 or smithse@ufl.edu 1-8-5-
3

Male sublease in Biven's Cove available any-
time January thru July. Only $323 a month
plus utilities, W/D, direct bus route to campus
contact Trevor at 239.682.6351 1-11-5-3


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


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submit your classified ad
for print and/or web editions
right thru our website!
Just go to
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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 4-21-09-71-4

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

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

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

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







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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. $300/Mo. Plus
Utilities.Call Kyle at 954-907-8538 or email
me at kylefranzone06@yahoo.com 1-5-
09-3-4

2BRs in 4/2 house $375 ea. (or $700 both)
+ share util/cable/DSL + dep. Craigslist
ad: http://gainesville.craigslist.org/
roo/1495891104.html. 352 376-9200 1-8-
10-5-4

$355/Mo Newly Remodeled. Pvt BR/BA.
10 min to UF. On Bus Rte. W/D, Furn Corn
Area, Secure WI-FI, Pool & MORE! OPEN-
MINDED. 954-854-9445. UTGCondos.com
1-5-10-2-4

1-2 Roommates needed for 4br/4ba $385
Fully Furn Condo. ALL UTIL Incl., Pvt. bath
walk-in closet, w/d, pool. Short ride to UF on
2 bus routes. STUDENTS ONLY, non-smok-
ing 954-593-3063 1-8-10-5-4


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
AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373-
Find (373-3463)

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

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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
12-14-1-5

TOWNHOUSE 2BR/1.5BA. W/D hook-ups.
New kitchen w/ private courtyard. $88,500.
4007 B SW 26th Terr Call 352-371-3473
Leave message. 1-5-10-10-5


BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand,
new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will
deliver. 4-21-09-71-6

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

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

BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in plas-
tic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can
deliver. 4-21-09-71-6

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

Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
4-21-71-6

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-21-09-71-6

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

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-21-
71-6

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

DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-21-09-71-6

**BEDS ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $100 Queen $125 King $200**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
4-21-71-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$130 352-377-9846. 4-21-71-6

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

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

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

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

SOFA $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still
in pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 4-21-71-6


CASH PAID: Laptops & Cameras
Parts & Repair Mac & PC laptops
Laptop Chargers. Joel 336-0075
www.pcrecycle.biz 4-21-09-71-7


*KALEV ON KALLO
I come to your location
All PC and Networking Problems
* 352-262-6704 Only $25 per hour *
1-5-09-14-7


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





***PARKING***
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-21-09-71 -10

UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more.
All individuals interested in bidding go to:
surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370
4-21-09-71-10


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-
10


***WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM**
FULL SERVICE REPAIR SHOP 11TH YEAR
OEM + AFTERMARKET PARTS + ACCY'S
HUGE TIRE SELECTION IN STOCK, CALL
FOR PRICES + DISCOUNTS 352-377-6974
4-21-09-71-11

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


**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


CARS CARS BuySellTrade
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!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
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
Google: Steve's Headliners, Gainesville
4-21-71-12


WE BUY JUNK CARS
Titles Only. Call K.T. (352) 281-9980
4-21-71-12


I BUY CARS & TRUCKS
Call Anytime 352-339-5158
1-29-09-75-12

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 cash
98 Pontiac Grand Am $1499 cash
96 Kia Sephia $999 cash
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

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


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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


Cars from $29/Mo!
Hondas Chevys Jeeps and
More! 0$ Down 36 Months @
8.5% apr for listings Call
800-366-9813 ext 9765 4-21-71-12


STUDENTS GUARANTEED FINANCING!
Do you have a valid drivers license?
Do you have a part time job?
Ride today for $750 down!
Call Angie @ 352-672-5048 1-19-10-12


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


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



UF GRAD PAYS MORE
forgold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090
4-21-71-13



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


BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and
for walks and shopping as needed. We'll
have lots of fun! And you will make a new
friend! Contact 219-6948 1-8-09-71-13


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
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National Signing
The football season might have ended
for the Gators, but my favorite time of
the year is quickly approaching.
To me, the first Wednesday in Febru-
ary presents college football fans one of
the best things to look forward to in the
offseason.
On that day, your team's future starts
to take shape.
This year it is on Feb. 3, and it is also
known as National Signing Day.
As usual, this is supposed to be a great
day for Gators fans, but with questions
looming over the coaching staff and a
bunch of juniors expected to leave, Urban
Meyer can't afford to let any recruits get
away.
The Gators have already lost the com-
mitment of safety Matt Elam.
With two other safeties committed -
Demar Dorsey and Jonathan Dowling -
losing Elam is not the worst thing for the
Gators.


Day gives college football fans offseason excitement

But they can't afford to lose too many replace them. The biggest two are outside linebacker
more. Not only will it hurt them in the The offensive line Jordan Hicks and defensive end Ronal
future, but other commits will start wor- could also be a work Powell.
trying why others are jumping ship, espe- in progress the next Hicks would go a long way in 201
cially with all the coaching issues. two years, but Meyer when A.J Jones and Brandon Hicks ar
Over the next month, Meyer has to go took care of that last gone, but Powell could be a recruit tha
out and hire replacement coaches and get Bobby Callovi year by adding five could play right away.
them visiting the players they will coach to Bobby's World last year. Jermaine Cunningham is graduation
calm any nerves. bcallovi@allgator org He also has three and Carlos Dunlap is likely to take off fc
Meyer has done a great job of recruit- receivers and two the pros, leaving Justin Trattou as the onl
ing positions that will soon be in high need tight ends committed to replace a receiv- proven defensive end.
for Florida, but he has done an even better ing corps that is mostly graduating this The Gators have fallen in love with us
job of getting those players a year or two year. ing three ends in passing situations an
earlier than needed so they don't have to Even though he has done a great job behind Trattou none have stepped up.
jump right into playing. so far, he needs to reassure all of those Powell is a five-star recruit from Cal
The defensive backfield for the Gators players that Florida is the place for them fornia, who is the type of player ready t
will be overhauled over the next two despite the uncertainty of the program, play right away.
years. Cornerback Joe Haden leaving early which will not be an easy job. Despite needing to rest, Meyer will b
for the NFL and safeties Major Wright and And he can't just settle for the players hard at work again over this next mont
Ahmad Black going to be seniors next year he has already gotten commitments from. trying to secure and improve one of th
if they stay, which I think they will. What There are still some big-time prospects out top classes, but all the questions are ar
does Meyer do? He goes out and gets five there that would put this class at the top of swered on Feb. 3, making it one of my fa
defensive backs to commit this season to all the recruiting sites' rankings. vorite days.


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And just coming into the game, we
just were hitting and clicking, so
we kept going with it and ended
up obviously throwing for a lot of
yards."
"You hear a lot of guys talk
about dynasty around here
and taking the sport to a
new level, and I think we've
done that."
David Nelson
UF senior wide receiver


As was the case all season, senior
wide receiver Riley Cooper and ju-
nior tight end Aaron Hernandez
were the primary beneficiaries of
Tebow's passes.
Cooper hauled in seven passes
for 181 yards in his final game as


a Gator, including a 80-yard deep
ball down the left sideline, and Her-
nandez grabbed nine passes for 111
yards and a touchdown.
It was the first time two UF
players went over the century mark
in receiving yards since Andre
Caldwell and Percy Harvin did it in
the Gators' 49-22 win over Vander-
bilt on Nov. 3,2007.
Despite Meyer's health con-
cerns, coaching changes and a pos-
sible lack of motivation, the senior
class cemented a legacy that won't
soon be forgotten by Gators fans.
"You hear a lot of guys talk about
dynasty around here and taking
the sport to a new level, and I think
we've done that," said senior wide
receiver David Nelson, who caught
two passes for 37 yards. "We really
didn't care who we were going to
play tonight. We didn't care who
was going up against us, it could've
been the Dallas Cowboys."


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UF senior wide receiver Riley Cooper runs for a touchdown on an 80-yard catch-and-run during the
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 23


Spring Sports Season Preview


Baseball
The Cators have improved
each year since coach Kevin
] Sullivan tool over the team in
2003
This vear the baseball team
will lool to improve on last
season which ended in the NI-AA
Super Regional
With most

ri'etui'ning and a
freshman class
? many considered
the top in the
nation entering Florida is primed
:o contend for not only a South-
eastern Conference title but also
3 national championship
Sophomore slugger Preston
Tucler will be e-pected to provide
:he iators vvith pop after his
impressive freshman campaign
A group of sophomore pitchers
- Nici ,laronde Ale. Panteliodis
3nd Anthony DeSclafani will be
Counted on to lead the rotation
and the return of Tommy Toledo
who missed last season because
of injury will be bad to add
depth at pitcher


Gymnastics
The No. 4 UF gymnastics team
gears up for another season after
finishing fourth at the NCAA Champi-
onships last year.
Last season the team was
decimated by injuries and only eight
healthy gymnasts were available for
the championship meet.
This season, the team has added
five freshmen and should have every-
one back from injury, including senior
Amanda Castillo.
However, the Gators will be
without one of the gymnasts they
were most counting on. All-American
Melanie Sinclair was suspended
L indefinitely and is no
longer on the roster
because of her ar-
rest on three felony
charges.
The team travels to Norman,
Okla., to launch its season against
the Sooners.
Florida does have an advantage
in finally winning a national cham-
pionship that has been just out of
arms' reach for the last few year as
Gainesville is the site for the 2010
NCAA Championships.


Lacrosse
The Florida women s lacrosse
team is set to begin its first
NI-AA season on Feb 20 with a
home matchup against the JacI -
sonville Dolphins
The team, led by coach
Amanda IC Learv and assistants
Jennifer Ulehla and Erica Lal3rowvv


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freshmen two
sophomores one
lunior and tvvo
seniors
Inside Lacrosse
magazine ranl ed
the group of 24
freshmen as the


No 1 signing class and lists four
of UF s players in the magazine s
Top 25 The 1ators will have the
tdasls of facing some of the top
teams in the country includ-
ing five-time defending national
champions Northvvestern
The newvvly constructed Florida
Lacrosse Facility is located across
from the Katie Seashole Piresslv
Softball Stadium on Hull Road
and will be the site for home
matches


Softball
There's no question what
the early season storyline is for
the softball team: How will they
be able to replace All-American
ace Stacey Nelson?
Welcome to the Stephanie
Brombacher era. The junior,
who went 42-0 with a 1.10
ERA in her first two seasons,
will take over for Nelson in the
circle.
Finding a No. 2 to fill in
Brombacher's old role will also
be crucial. That job might be
opt to freshman
Ensley Gammel.
Returning
starters Franc-
esca Enea, Kelsey Bruder, Aja
Paculba, Megan Bush and Cor-
rie Brooks will give UF plenty
of pop at the top of the lineup,
but some new faces will have
to step up and become every-
day players if the Gators hope
to make their third straight
Women's College World Series.


Track and Field
Both the men s and women s
traced team finished in the top 10
last season and both won the
Southeastern Championship titles
The women s team is deep at
both sprint runners and long-dis-
tance runners but its star athlete
is one of its throwers
,lariam
SKevI hishvili has
won the NCAA
title for shot put
her first three
ears and will
Sloo to finish her
collegiate career
vvith another
As for the men s team it will
be led by Ialvin Smith The senior
is a 13-time All-American and
three-time SEC C'hampion The
SEIC Runner of the iear was part
of the NCIAA Champion J.J00
team
The men could also get a boost
if Jeff Demps can recover from
an inluri he suffered while playing
football in time to contribute to its
postseason run
ALLIGATOR SPORTS STAFF
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Sports
TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2010


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Parsons' desperation heave caps turbulent break

By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@alligator org

RALEIGH, N.C. With Florida down by two
points and only two seconds remaining in over-
time, Chandler Parsons pulled down a rebound off a
missed free throw, took one dribble and let the ball fly
just before the final buzzer sounded.
Parsons said he doesn't usually take three-quarter-
court shots in practice unlike some of his team-
mates but his heave found the bottom of the net,
sending the Gators into a raucous celebration on the
floor of the RBC Center as UF prevailed 62-61 against
North Carolina State on Sunday.
"I feel like someone's about to
pinch me right now, and I'm gonna
wake up from a dream," Parsons
.Men's said. "I've never had this feeling in
Basketball my life, and I'm just glad I could step
up for my team and knock it down."
UF (11-3) had a dismal shooting
performance from beyond the arc against NC State
(10-4), going just 3 of 24 from 3-point range, but the
shots fell when they were most important.
Freshman guard Kenny Boynton hit a leaning
3-pointer with 14 seconds left to pull within two, and
S sophomore point guard Erving Walker drained four
S free throws in the final seven seconds.
The Wolfpack had plenty of chances to put the
game away after jumping out to a 53-48 lead that held
for nearly half of the overtime period. But they failed
Flria' to connect on five free throws in overtime, including
Ethan Hyman/ AP Photo the final one by guard Farnold Degand, whose miss fell
Florida's Chandler Parsons (25) makes a 75-foot shot at the overtime buzzer to give Florida a 62-61 win over North right into Parsons' hands for the last shot.
Carolina State on Sunday in Raleigh, N.C. The Gators were 3-3 during the winter break. SEE HOOPS, PAGE 26


Meyer needs trip to Bourbon St.


As expected, the Urban Meyer situ-
ation dominated the talk lead-
ing up to Florida's Sugar Bowl
matchup against Cincinnati.
Coaches and players on both sides
were constantly hit with questions like:
What did you think when you heard
he'd retire?
Do you think he can change his ways
and still be successful?
Are you afraid he might die?
That last one sounds pretty ridiculous,
but then again, we don't really know
what's up with Meyer's health. He's
keeping the specifics quiet, and that leads
some to run wild with speculation.
To me, he's a very successful and su-
per-rich 45-year-old who needs to take
a vacation, step back and re-evaluate
the way he operates to cut down some
stress.


Mike McCall
McCallin' It


His daughter,
Nicki, said after the
Sugar Bowl that
her dad just needs
a break.
"We've all seen
how stressed he
is, and for him to


LI K I eeIt be able to recover
mmccall@allgator org for once and do
something for him-
self for one time in four years is so great
for us," she said. "He deserves it. He has
worked his butt off for five years, and he
needs to recover and be healthy."
She added: "He's so good at what he
does, and it's because he literally puts ev-
ery minute of his life into that team."
All week in New Orleans, a cure was
SEE MCCALL, PAGE 27


UF RECRUITING

UF lands two commits


By GEORGE C. PAPPAS
Alligator Writer

ST. PETERSBURG The Gators' 51-24
victory over Cincinnati in the Sugar Bowl
on Friday marked the end of an era for the
nation's most celebrated senior class and
ushered in a period of uncertainty heading
into the 2010 season.
Seven members of the defense graduat-
ed and as many as eight juniors on Florida
may opt for an early start at a career in the
NFL.
But UF's incoming recruiting class gave
Gators fans something to look forward to
with their performances at the Under Ar-
mour All-America Game on Saturday at
Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.
The seven UF commits entering the
game shined, as safeties Jonathan Dowling
(Bradenton Southeast High) and Demar
Dorsey (Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson
High) led the way.
The three-star and four-star prospects,
respectively, combined for three intercep-


tions one of which Dowling returned for
a score and declared their squad's sec-
ondary to be a "no-fly zone."
Palmdale (Calif.) High cornerback
Joshua Shaw, another player committed to
helping replace a Florida defensive back-
field that could lose three juniors to the
NFL Draft, added a pick of his own.
"The Florida secondary came up big to-
night," Shaw said. "Hopefully we showed
the fans that our secondary is going to be
one of the best for years to come."
The good news kept coming for the
Gators, as they added two more commits
during the game: Staten Island (N.Y.) Cur-
tis High defensive end Dominique Easley
(the game's co-MVP) and Pahokee High
receiver Chris Dunkley, ranked as the na-
tion's No. 8 wideout by Rivals.com.
"The group of players here, the people
that I am going to be with for the next four
years of my life, really helped me make my
decision," Easley said. "I always wanted to
be a Gator and to be a part of the history.
SEE RECRUIT, PAGE 26


* Anyone else intrigued by the idea of Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton 0 After finishing the regular season tied, Today's question: What player leaving
settling their gambling debt in an old Wild West style dual? Arenas has traded Kyle Maistri topped Bobby Callovi by pick- will be the hardest for the Gators to
plenty of dollars over shooting contests, but none quite like this. ... I'd like to ing Boise State to cover the +7.5 spread replace?
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 25


* Florida CU, Cincinnati '4


SWAMP STUDS
It had to end this way. Tebow wasn't playing in the game he had hoped
for, but he turned in the most jaw-dropping performance of his career.
Tebow's 533 total yards shattered the BCS record of 467 set by Texas
quarterback Vince Young in 2006, a number Tebow had surpassed before
the end of the third quarter. He also set a new UF record for total offense
Tim Tebow in a game. He started the game 12-for-12, and his halftime statline (20-
QB, Sr of-23, 320 yards, three touchdowns) was better than any of his full-game
QB, Sr. outputs since the 2007 FAU game.
31-of-35 passing, 482 yds, 3TD; 14 rush, 51 yds, TD


Cincinnati's Mardy Gilyard came into the game with most of the hype,
but Cooper left the Superdome with the distinction of the game's best
wideout. His statline blew up thanks to an 80-yard touchdown catch, but
his most impressive work came on a 44-yard grab in the third quarter. On
that catch, he reached back over Cincy defensive back Dominique Battle's
shoulder to haul in the pass, then wrestled it away after Battle tried to
snatch it. Cooper said he still plans to play baseball professionally, but his
eye-catching night in New Orleans could cause a change in plans.
7 catches, 181 yds, 1 TD


Riley
Cooper
WR, Sr.


It's pretty rare that a receiver puts up the numbers Hernandez did and
finishes a distant second on the team, but it's hard to overlook the
performance UF's tight end turned in. Hernandez was his usual self,
finding open spaces in the defense, showing sure hands and bullying
defenders after the catch, and it was clear that UC didn't have an answer
for him. Florida fans will keep their fingers crossed that Hernandez turns
down the NFL to come back for his senior year, but if he leaves, at least
it's on a high note.
9 catches, 111 yds, TD


TOP THREE PLAYS


TURNING POINT
The only turning point in this one
was when the game turned from an
easy win to a rout. The Bearcats
got on the board with 3:11 left in
the first half to cut the lead to 23-3,
but just nine seconds later, Cooper
turned his defender around, hauled
in a perfect pass from Tebow and
streaked down the sideline en
route to an 80-yard touchdown
that made the score 30-3. The play
sucked the last ounce of hope from
Cincinnati fans and gave most
impartial TV viewers a reason to
change the channel at halftime.


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Chris Rainey's 6-yard
touchdown run in the
fourth quarter, when he
pulled a UCdefender from
beyond the 3-yrd line.

Deonte Thompson's
7-yard touchdown catch
in the corner of the end
zone.

Riley Cooper's 80-
yard touchdown before
halftime.


Aaron
Hernandez
TE, Jr.


FINAL STANDINGS
T. Tebow 21 J. Brantley 2
R. Cooper 7 D. Doe 2
C. Rainey 7 C. Dunlap 2
J. Cunningham 6 C. Henry 2
A. Hernandez 6 A. Jones 2
J. Demps 5 C. Sturgis 2
R. Stamper 5 D. Thompson 2
J. Haden 4 B. Hicks 1
A. Black 3 Ja. Jenkins 1
B. Spikes 3 D. Nelson 1


SCORE BY QUARTERS KEY STAT
1 2 3 4 Final


UF 9 21 14 7

UC 0 3 7 14


533
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26, ALLIGATOR 0 TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2010


How the basketball team
fared over the break


Date Result

Dec. 10. Loss to
2009 Syracuse
in Tampa
(73-85)

Dec. 19. Lost to
2009 Richmond
in Sunrise
(53-56)


Dec. 22.
2009



Dec. 28.
2009



30.
09



an. 3,
2010


Lost to
South Alabama
in Gainesville
(66-67)

Win over
American in
Gainesville
(76-60)

Win over
Presbyterian
in Gainesville
(79-38)

Win over North
Carolina State in
Raleigh (62-61)


Top Scorer

Kenny Boynton
(20)



Alex Tyus (15)




Tyus (16)


Things to take
away from game

The Gators were domi-
nated inside by Orange
big man Rick Jackson.
who scored 19 points.

Florida blew a 9-point
lead heading into half-
time to lose its second
game of the season.


South Alabama forward
DeAndre Hersey scored
on a putback with 1.8
seconds left to win.


m


Tyus (2 0) The Gators ended theif
T,,, three-game losing streak
Against the overmatched
-" Eagles.


Ch
Parso



Verr
Macklir


Another one where the
Gators were far superior
to their competition and
cruised to a victory.

Florida needed a
Chandler Parsons three-
quarter-court shot at the
buzzer in OT to pull out a
win.
Max Weissler / Alligator Staff


UF rides win streak into SEC play
i iffre


nurO3 from page 24


"We're very, very fortu-
nate to win. It was one of
those shots where there's
nothing diagrammed,
there's no play, there's noth-
ing like that," Florida coach
Billy Donovan said. "It was
just a guy who took the ball,
and you talk about strange
things happening. If the ball
bounced anywhere except
where it bounced, maybe a
different guy shoots it."
With the victory, the
Gators will enter their South-
eastern Conference schedule
on a three-game winning
streak despite a disastrous
start to their break.
Florida has gone 3-3 since
Dec. 9, losing three straight
to Syracuse (85-73 on Dec. 10


in Tampa), Richmond (56-53
on Dec. 19 in Sunrise) and
at home against South Ala-
bama (67-66 on Dec. 22). The
three-game skid knocked
the Gators out of the top 25,
where they enjoyed a brief
stay at as high as No. 10.
Despite struggling with
a multitude of injuries and
illnesses, UF bounced back
from the tough string of loss-
es with a 76-60 win against
American and a 79-38 rout
of Presbyterian, both in the
O'Connell Center.
With only sophomore
center Kenny Kadji still seri-
ously injured he has a her-
niated disc in his lower back
- and an emotional win to
cap off the break, the Gators


will move on to start their
SEC schedule this weekend
against Vanderbilt.
Donovan said his team
needs to play defense like it
did against NC State in the
second half, when UF al-
lowed only 19 points, to find
success in the SEC. However,
he said the Gators also can't
afford to shoot like they did
against the Wolfpack.
"When you start getting
into the conference I'm
not trying to put pressure
on our guys, but you've got
to make some shots," Dono-
van said. "It's really, really
hard for our team for any
team when you're shoot-
ing 12 percent. There's been
a lot of games where we've
had these kinds of shooting
performances."


Class holds steady amid turmoil
RECRUIT, from page 24 in his heart he will go out and do what's best
C UI, from page 24for him."
Shaw also commented on defensive coor-
Talking to the coaching staff, everything was dinator Charlie Strong's exit from the program
going to be all right." to take the head coaching position at Louis-
Since UF coach Urban Meyer's initial an- ville, and he was not worried about losing one
nouncement of his plans to retire, only one of the nation's best defensive coaches.
recruit, Matt Elam, backed out on his commit- "It's all right," Shaw said. "Coach Strong is
ment. The remaining members of the recruit- probably the greatest defensive coordinator in
ing class expressed concern for their coach but college football. I wish the best for him, but I
stood strong by their decisions. also know that being at UF you are always go-
"I know [Meyer] is doing that to get him- ing to get the best. There are going to be hun-
self healthy," Shaw said. "Forget football, for- dreds of coaches wanting to get that job, and
get everything else. Your health is far more they will get the best guy."
important. I am happy for him to have the Verbal commitments are non-binding until a
guts to go out and do that, and I know that letter of intent is signed on or after Feb. 3.


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TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 27


Gators continue holiday success in conference opener


By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Staff Writer
etorrens@alligator org

Freshman Jennifer George walked off
the court with a smile after sinking two free
throws that put her team up seven points with
2:37 left in the game.
The Gators went on to defeat Arkansas
59-53 to open Southeastern Conference play
Sunday.
"I've been going to the line a lot, but I
haven't been converting them," said George,
who came into the game shooting 61 percent
from the free-throw line. "I just told myself I
was going to make it. I just told myself to have
confidence and it's going to go in."
Days before Sunday's game, senior Steffi
Sorensen said she talked to the freshman
about the heightened intensity of a conference


game now that the Gators will only play SEC
opponents until March.
"Everything is just up another level,"
George said. "Each possession is critical, every
turnover, every basket, everything. And that's
the biggest thing I realized from SEC games
from non-conference games."
The first win of the new decade gave UF
(8-6, 1-0 SEC) its longest winning streak of the
season at three games. The Gators have gone
5-1 in their last six games since classes ended
for winter break. The 75-68 loss to High Point
in the confines of the O'Connell Center the
sole loss in that six-game stretch left a bad
taste in the team's mouth for the weeklong
Christmas break.
To end 2009, the Gators hosted Ohio and
Jacksonville and won both contests by an
average of 27.5 points. It was the confidence
boost the team needed before its trip to Fay-


etteville, Ark.
UF shot 75 percent (18 of 24) from the char-
ity stripe to put away the Razorbacks (8-6, 0-1
SEC) in a game that saw five lead changes and
seven ties. The Gators sank 11 of their last 15
free-throws to ice the game.
"When you win on the
road in the SEC, it's like get-
ting two wins. It's huge,"
Sorensen said. "It's a step in
the right direction for us. Ev-
eryone feels good, but at the
same time it's only going to
George get harder from here."
Coach Amanda Butler
said the team talked about how everything
was magnified in conference play, including
free-throw shooting.
UF was unable to rely on its 3-point shoot-
ing (5 of 19) against the Hogs, except for Lon-


nika Thompson, who scored nine of her 12
points on 3-pointers. While the 3-point shoot-
ing perhaps hasn't met the team's standard,
the team has been doing a better job generat-
ing a balanced offensive attack.
Center Azania Stewart has averaged 12.6
points in Florida's last five games and has shot
71 percent with a pair of career-high 18-point
games in an eight-day span.
George has also been progressing as a pres-
ence on the boards, bringing in 40 rebounds in
that 5-1 stretch.
Defensive rebounding was a highlight for
Butler because of the ability to hold Arkansas
to one-shot possessions.
"That was what I was most pleased with,"
Butler said. "We did a great job in the second
half in particular, on the defensive boards it
was something we didn't so well in the first
half."


MCCALL, from page 24

staring him in the face.
Just six blocks from the Gators'
team hotel, there's a magical place
made for those in need of relax-
ation and unwinding.
Bourbon Street.
Ever seen that picture of Meyer
with his wife Shelley, a glass of
wine and a slightly buzzed look on
his face?
That's the Urban Meyer that
needs to be released for the next
few months: Bourbon Meyer.


I'm not suggesting he go on a appropriate, stop by Knoxville and toilet paper
bender. He just needs to hand off After a day or two of a little Lane Kiffin's house. Go to Atlanta
the BlackBerry to an assistant to drinking, a lot of eating and listen- and visit Nicki, who plays volley-
take care of the recruits and then ing to some jazz, he should head ball at Georgia Tech, and eat at
skip town. up the road to Baton Rouge with a Gladys Knight and Ron Winans'
Go back to New Orleans and hit boombox, stand outside Billy Gon- Chicken and Waffles.
Bourbon Street, I'm sure UF will zales' bedroom window and blare Then, he needs to spend a week
make the jet available. Check out Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes." or two at a remote beach resort,
the piano bar at Pat O'Brien's and There in a moment ripped somewhere without access to a
sing karaoke at Cats Meow. from John Cusack in "Say Any- phone.
Think he's too square for ka- thing" he can make things right He has a good system in place
raoke? I thought I was too until I with his former receivers coach, at UF, and it should be able to car-
did it. He loves Jimmy Buffett, so who left UF for LSU, and maybe ry on without him for a little while.


I'd recommend "Changes in Lati-
tudes, Changes in Attitudes" as


win him back. Then, after his assistants get used
While he still has the jet, maybe to bearing a little more of the load,


things will run more smoothly for
Meyer upon his return.
This all boils down to needing
a break from the daily grind and
the pressures of being Florida's
football coach, and if Meyer hangs
around Gainesville, I can't imagine
how he'd accomplish that.
If he's in town, he won't be far
from the football offices or spring
practice when that starts up. And
if that's the case, it's hard to believe
he'd stay away, especially after he
said his gut feeling is that he'll be
on the sidelines by August.


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28, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, JANUARY 5,2010


Gators face uncertainties heading into offseason


By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Staff Writer
kmaistrn@alligator org

NEW ORLEANS Florida said
goodbye to the winningest class in
school history, the greatest player
in school history and its defensive
coordinator with a 51-24 win against
Cincinnati in the Sugar Bowl.
With Tim Tebow, Brandon
Spikes, Charlie Strong and others
on their way out the door, a lot of
uncertainty surrounds the future of
UF's program.
Coach Urban Meyer will take a
leave of absence and hand the reins
over temporarily to offensive
coordinator Steve Addazio, whose
only head coaching experience came
at Cheshire (Conn.)
High School.
"I feel a great ob-
ligation and an hon-
Football or to be able to hold
this thing together
for coach until he
gets back here," Addazio said. "If
we can give him this piece of stabil-
ity, that he knows this program is in
good shape and good hands and go-
ing well, then that's what we're gon-
na do. That's what we owe him."
Meyer said again after the game
he feels he will be back in the fall for
the start of the 2010 season to coach
a brand new football team.
John Brantley will take over for
Tebow at quarterback, but that may
be the only certain thing about next
season.
The defense loses starters Spikes,


linebacker Ryan Stamper and end
Jermaine Cunningham, and that's
if every junior decides to come back


next year. senior season, and end Carlos Dun-
Cornerback Joe Haden has al- lap is expected to be a first-round
ready announced he will forgo his pick if he declares for the NFL Draft.


Anarew btanill / Alligator statl
UF offensive coordinator Steve Addazio will take over as interim head coach until Urban Meyer returns
from his leave of absence. Addazio's only previous head coaching experience was at a high school.


Safeties Ahmad Black and Major
Wright have also submitted their
papers to the advisory committee.
"I'll talk to my coaches and if
they think I'm ready, then I'll go,"
said Dunlap, who recorded two
sacks against the Bearcats.
All of those departures leave one
of the best defenses in the country in
a transition period for next season.
Spikes said he thinks freshman
Jon Bostic will take over his middle
linebacker position, depending on
who stays and the type of defense
UF will run with a new coordinator.
"Those younger players, they
know what we started, the legacy
we have here, and they just want to
keep it going," Spikes said.
On offense, wide receivers David
Nelson and Riley Cooper played
their last games as Gators, and a few
third-year players offensive line-
men Carl Johnson, Marcus Gilbert
and Mike and Maurkice Pouncey,
tight end Aaron Hernandez and
running back Chris Rainey still
have NFL decisions to make.
"You hear a lot of guys around
here talk about dynasty and taking
the sport to a new level, and I think
we've done that," Nelson said.
Now, the challenge will be stay-
ing on top with a different nucleus
of players, some of which have yet
to sign with UF.
"I'm going to do everything I can
to keep this train going in the right
direction," Meyer said when asked
if he plans to recruit over the next
month. "That all will be discussed in
the next few days."


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