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SEC CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW


Just Like '96


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Editor Evan Drexler


Cover photos Harrison Diamond, Andrew Stanfill, Alligator File Photos 1996
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'96, '08 teams share similar

bonds on, off field as Gators

head to SEC Championship

BRIAN STEELE l> Alligator Staff Writer


It's the summer of '92, and 18-year-
old young men stroll into Yon Hall
for the first time.
Danny Wuerffel walks into his
dorm to find roommate Jason Odom
and his waterbed stretching across half
the room. Lawrence Wright comes in
with a prideful strut, staking out his
territory immediately. James Bates
enters with his goofy, Tennessee grin.
Farm boy Donnie Young and his soon-
to-be 6-foot-4,315-pound frame ambles
forward, looking for competition.
They were the class of '96, a football
melting pot of cultures taking refuge in
UF's old dorm where only athletes re-
sided. You had Wuerffel, the soft-spo-
ken quarterback who would one day
have fans lining up outside his dorm
room with pens and photos in hands.
You saw Wright, the safety who would
tell you exactly what he thought. You
got a taste of Bates and his antics
that would soon become the yin to
Wright's yang in the championship
locker rooms. You caught a glimpse
of Young, whose drawl revealed his
Southern roots.
Outside of Gainesville, they would
have never glanced up if they crossed


each other in a local Wal-Mart.
Except this was Gainesville, and
this was a rickety dorm with one bath-
room per floor. This was a dorm with
guards at the door that kept visitors
limited, and forced the athletes to form
a brotherhood bond.
From Bates making fun of safety
Demetric Jackson for watching his
Steven Segal movies to ping-pong
competitions until the wee morning
hours, athletes who had about as
much in common as a Beethoven fan
at a KISS concert formed relationships
that built themselves into a towering
unit of football dominance.
Now, it's happening again. Well,
except that Yon Hall is shut down, and
the Segal arguments have probably
ceased.
The brotherhood, however, has
been reincarnated. This current group
of Gators has been transformed from
individuals who would leave practice
on their own to players who leave
practice together, laughing.
The passion of Tim Tebow and
Brandon Spikes has become a smooth,
milkshake-like blend with the rock-
star nature of Joe Haden and the goofs
of Chris Rainey.


Ahmad Black's loud, deep laugh is
now one with the shyness of Jermaine
Cunningham and the evasive Percy
Harvin.
Whatever they're doing, Gainesville
has seen this before. We all know how
it ended last time, as The Swamp's
"National Championship 1996" letter-
ing reminds us. That same feeling is
here once again.
The Chosen Ones
"Freak!"
And, apparently, "Doohickey."
You will never hear anything more
profane than those words leave the
mouths of Tim Tebow and Danny
Wuerffel. Senior receiver Louis
Murphy said he only hears Tebow
exclaim "Freak!" after an incompleted
pass. In a YouTube video, Bates, the
starting middle linebacker on the '96
team, says Wuerffel made it a point for
people to not hear him swear by saying


other player in the nation would work
harder for the rest of the season.
"He hates to lose," senior James
Smith said.
Wuerffel made his proclamation in
silence. After he took vicious hit after
hit against Florida State in 1996, there
was not a peep of. a complaint.
"He was sitting right behind me
and I didn't realize," Bates said. "I
was kind of embarrassed a little bit.
Nobody could've taken that beating
that he took and got right back up."
While Wuerffel was not the most
vocal - because, as. Bates jokingly
put it in the YouTube video, Spurrier
would tell Wuerffel, "What are you go-
ing to do, Danny? ... Say please don't
do that?" - Tebow's and Wuerffel's
work ethics sent a vibe throughout the
rest of the team.
"When you have guys like Danny
and Tim on your team," said former
running back and current UP director


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UF student in Tuesday scooter accident dies


Family removed him from life support


By KATIE GALLAGHER
Alligator Staff Writer
kgallagher@alligator.org

After a 15-hour flight from Iraq,
Michael VanWagner's sister, Dana,
arrived at his hospital room three
hours before he died at 1:51 p.m.
Thursday.


"He held on long enough for me
to get home," she said.
The UF history senior had suf-
fered serious head injuries after he
was hit by a car while riding his
scooter Tuesday near the intersec-
tion of West University Avenue and
Northwest 17th Street. He wasn't
wearing a helmet.


The green Lincoln Town Car also
hit two cars before rolling to a stop
about two blocks away.
Driver Monica
Toliver, 40, has
Lo~ll not been arrested.
News Pending an investiga-
tion, she could face
multiple charges including leav-


ing an accident with a death, GPD
spokeswoman Summer Hallett
said.
VanWagner was brought to
Shands at UF in critical condition.
He went into a coma, and doctors
said he would have brain damage if
he survived, Dana VanWagner said.
The family decided Thursday to
remove him from life support, she
said.
The VanWagners were very


dose, she said, and Michael was the
one who made everyone laugh and
forget their differences.
"He was definitely the glue for
our family," she said.
They live in Sparr, about 20
miles from Gainesville. Michael
VanWagner's dose friend Christina
Jacobson, a student at Central
Florida Community College, lives
there, too.
SEE DEATH, PAGE 9


Students camp


for SEC tickets


Harrison Diamond / Alligator Staff
UF graduate student Michael Schwartzseid reads a list of students lined up for tickets for Saturday's Southeast-
ern Conference Championship Game outside the Student Ticket Office at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Thursday.


* OUT OF ABOUT 180,
ONLY 19 GOT TICKETS.

By LAUREN BAKER
-Alligator Writer
lbaker@alligator.org

Of the nearly 32 students
who camped out Wednesday
to snatch an undaimed ticket
for the Southeastern Conference
Championship Game, nothing
remained but empty soda cans,
a pillow, and for some, a busted
dream.
About 180 people packed the
space between gates 12 and 13
of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on
Thursday.
Only 19 got tickets.
However, only about six
of those who received a ticket
staked out by the stadium a night
in advance.
Some of the ticket-holder
hopefuls, including Rachel


Weston, a UP engineering senior,
came to the ticketing office at
about 9:30 p.m. Wednesdaybased
on a first-come, first-serve policy
she read on GatorZone.com.
Weston said her camp-out
crew started a-list detailing the
order in which everyone arrived
so they could present the list to
University Athletic Association
officials and ensure a fair dis-
tribution of unclaimed tickets.
Weston was No. 18.
However, signs posted
around 10 a.m. Thursday pre-
sented a different message: A
lineup would only be honored
at 5 p.m.
When about 100 more stu-
dents arrived by 5 p.m., they
refused to sign the list - signed
by 88 students - generated by
Weston's group because they
would have agreed to a first-
come, first-served policy and
would have cut themselves from
SEE TICKETS, PAGE 8


UF PROJECTS

ESPN says Gatorade trivia segment poorly researched


By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Writer

Could it be? Was Gatorade actually created
by a Florida State University team doctor and
called "Seminole Firewater"?
The rumor has been circulating for more
than a year on the Internet, but it was thrust
into the national spotlight on Saturday dur-
ing UF's football game against Florida State


University, which aired on ABC in a "Did You
Know?" segment.
When contacted by e-mail, Michael Humes,
spokesman for ESPN, which produces ABC's
sports programming, admitted the station
made a mistake in airing the segment.
"While we had multiple sources for the
information," Humes wrote, "we did not re-
search that information thoroughly enough to
put it on the air."


"It's just another stupid stunt from
the guys at Florida State."
Dr. Dana Shires
one of the four inventors of Gatorade

At the end of the second quarter, the seg-
ment aired and said an FSU team doctor
named R.A. Johnson actually created the


famed sports drink - not Dr. Robert Cade
and his team of UF doctors.
The segment said Johnson created the bev-
erage in 1962. Cade and his team created their
lemon-flavored electrolyte drink in summer
1965, testing it on UF football players.
In a phone interview, Humes declined to
name the sources.
SEE GATORADE, PAGE 9


Woman sues after falling into toilet
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A woman is suing a
Pennsylvania sports bar and restaurant, saying she got stuck
inside a toilet bowl for 20 minutes after the seat broke.
Kathleen Hewko of Delran Township, N.J., said she was
in the bathroom at Starters Pub near Allentown when the
handicapped toilet seat cracked, dumping her into the bowl.
Hewko says in her lawsuit filed in federal court in
November that she had hip surgery prior to the Nov. 19,
2006, incident and was re-injured when the seat broke.
The lawsuit names Starters and Kohler Co., the company
that made the toilet seat.


a It's time to take
advantage of extended
hours at the library.
Unless you're sick
of seeing the "Study
Couple" making out in
Library West.
See Column, Page 6.


* Tim Tebow (right)
and No. 2 UF are on
an unprecedented
run as they are per-
haps one win from
the national cham-
pionship game.
No. 1 Alabama
has championship
hopes of its own.
See Story, Page 17.


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2, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5,2008

News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
Holiday Silent Auction
Today through Wednesday, 10
a.m. to 3 p.m.
Reitz Union Colonnade
Recurso will be auctioning
,artwork, jewelry and other
holiday gifts. All proceeds ben-
efit Recurso's 2009 International
Service Trip to Nicaragua.

Santa's Visit
Today, 6:30 p.m.
Lambda Chi Alpha House, 4
Fraternity Row
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
and Alpha Delta Pi Sorority
will host the fourth annual
Santa's Visit. Visiting children
will make candy cane reindeer,
decorate holiday stockings and
Santa hats and have the chance
to meet Santa Claus.

UF Equestrian Club Dressage
show
Saturday and Sunday, 8-a.m. to
4p.m.
Horse Teaching Unit off of U.S.
441
Directions to the Horse Teaching
Unit can be found at www.ufeq
uestrian.wordpress.com.

Inter-Residence Hall Association's
Winter Ball
Tuesday, 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Hillel
Dress is semi-formal. Bring an
unwrapped toy to donate and
enjoy the evening. Food and
music from DJ Joubert Delsoin
will be provided.

SG Applications
Student Government has ex-
tended the application deadline
for election commissioner and
assistant supervisor of elec-
tions to Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Applications can be found at
www.sg.ufl.edu/applications.

Poinsettia Open House and Sale
Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fifield Hall
Come join the Graduate and
Undergraduate Environmental
Horticulture Clubs for their
annual Poinsettia Field Day.
Rate unique and beautiful new
varieties of poinsettias and find
that special plant. Poinsettias of
almost every color will be for
sale, and many of these variet-
ies are not available in stores.
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Top Leisure-Time Activies
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1. Reading
2. Watching TV
i 3. Spending time with family
4. Excercise (aerobics, weights)
5. Computer activities
6. Fishing
7. Going to movies
8. Golf
9. Walking
10. Gardening

Results based on a Harris Interactive poll conducted between Oct. 16 and Oct. 19 among 1, 010
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Burger used in assault
VERO BEACH (AP) -AVero
Beach man is facing a domestic
violence charge after authorities
say he assaulted his girlfriend
with a cheeseburger.
An Indian River County
Sheriff's Office arrest report said
22-year-old Vincent Gonzalez
and his. girlfriend got into an
argument as they sat in a car in
front of their home. The report
said Gonzalez would not let her
out of the vehicle so the woman
threw his drink out of the car.
In response, Gonzalez allegedly
grabbed her arm and smashed


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the cheeseburger into her face. The
pair got out of the car, and authori-
ties said Gonzalez again took the
McDonald's sandwich and put it
on her face
Gonzalez was released on
$1,000 bond Wednesday.

CLARIFICATION
An article in Thursday's
Alligator about faculty in the
College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences wanting to reinstate laid-
off faculty quoted Janine Sikes, UF
spokeswoman, as saying more
faculty layoffs were-imminent. She
has since said she thought budget
cuts are imminent, not more fac-
ulty layoffs.

CORRECTION
� A caption in Thursday's
Alligator stated that the Unicorn
Christmas Tree Farms photo was
taken on Monday. It was actually
taken on Tuesday.

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, 3

ON CAMPUS


SDS ousted from Reitz Union for giving away food


By DAVID CUMMING
Alligator Writer

What started as dine-in ended as takeout.
-A group of 15 people marched inside the
Reitz Union Food Court on Thursday afternoon,
bearing Tupperware containers filled with hot
dogs, mac 'n' cheese and granola. Members of
Students for a Democratic Society drew a yellow
tablecloth over a comer table, hoping to give out
free homemade food to passersby.
"We hope to engage students in conversa-
tion about how we're not allowed to give out
free food inside our own student center," said
Fernando Figueroa, a UF sophomore.
The potluck protest wasn't meant to shut
down a specific area of campus, said Richard
Blake, a freshman involved with the group.
"We're trying to get the information out to
students and show a bit of hypocrisy," Blake
said before the group rallied inside.
Ryan Murray, a UF graduate student, liked
the idea of "messing with the corporate scene."
"Maybe we should claim we're Hare
Krishnas because they'll probably give us some
trouble," Murray said, referring to Reitz Union
administration.
Within five minutes of setting up, Mike


Mironack, Reitz Union director of operations,
interrupted the scene and asked the students to
take their food outside to the Colonnade.
Because the group's food wasn't licensed
under an Aramark food provider, it violated the
Union's food service standards, Mironack said
to the group.
"If it was a personal bag lunch, it'd be abso-
lutely fine," he said in an interview afterward.
The group also violated UF's contract with
Aramark by offering people food within the
perimeters of the food court, he said.
"It's typical," said Tina Steiger, a political sci-
ence senior. "There's nothing absurdly radical
about what we did."
The group put up a 10-minute verbal fracas
with Mironack, who asked the group four times
to move outside with their grapefruit slices and
peanut butter sandwiches.
"In situations like that, you have to ask your-
self, 'How far should I take it?'" Steiger said.
About 10 feet away from the doors of the
Union, the group set up their smorgasbord and
invited passersby to a free lunch and conversa-
tion.
"We're trying to talk to people, and they're
kicking us out like we're criminals," Figueroa
said.


Sarah HSU / Alligator Staff
Students for a Democratic Society member Tina Steiger, left, and others get
food during a potluck of home-cooked food on the Reitz Union Colonnade on
Thursday afternoon.


GPD arrests man with stolen State Attorney computer


* CHARLES HIXON, 49, HAS
BEEN ARRESTED 40 TIMES.

A man was arrested after he was
found with a laptop from the State
Attorney's Office early Thursday
morning.
At about 5:30 a.m., Gainesville


Police noticed Charles Hixon, 49,
in the 500 block of Northwest 13th
Street throw a backpack in a trash
can, according to a GPD report.
The backpack contained a Dell
laptop, the report stated.
GPD spokesman Keith Kameg
said Hixon, covered in shards of


glass, acted confused and said he
didn't know anything about the
laptop. Information on
Lo l the computer linked it
Locaews to the State Attorney's
Office.
When officers ar-
rived at the office at 120 W. University


Ave., they noticed a large window
was shattered and a room had been
rummaged through, Kameg said.
"They found a footprint in the
room that matched the man's ex-
actly," he said.
Hixon was arrested and charged
with burglary, loitering and prowl-


ing.
He has been arrested 40 times and
convicted 16 times, Kameg said. He
is currently serving a 10-year proba-
tion.
Kameg said stolen computers are
usually sold.
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4, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5,2008

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Sen. Ben Dictor to run for Student Body president


By LAUREN BAKER
Alligator Writer
lbaker@alligator.org

Orange and Blue Party Sen.
Benjamin Dictor, who represents
the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences, has announced that he
intends to run for Student Body
president this spring.
AlthoughStudentGovernment
elections are about three months
away, Dictor said he decided
to announce his candidacy
Wednesday after receiving sup-
portive phone calls and seeing
about 250 people join a Facebook
group urging him to run for the
position.


Dictor, who is also vice
president of the Political Science
Honor Society, said students
need an activism-oriented presi-
dent and that he is fed up with
the status quo.
He said he has no vested
interest in perks of the position
besides adherence to his personal
democratic values and morals.
"I can guarantee you that I
cannot be bought or sold," he
said. "That's what I bring to the
table."
Throughout his term in
Student Senate, Dictor said he
has observed disregard for demo-
cratic principles in SG, adding, as
one example, the Senate's move


"I think that the fall elec-
tions showed that students
on this campus are done
being apathetic about Stu-
dent Body politics."
Benjamin Dictor
Orange and Blue Party senator

on Tuesday to limit public debate
to one hour.
"It's one thing to talk about
tangible results. It's another thing
to show up empty-handed when
you're talking about them," he
said.
Dictor said he has advocated


for students on the issue of
Aramark, UF's food service pro-
vider, because other companies
were not considered. He said he
helped include a clause in UF's
contract with Aramark to reduce
the number of unused student
meal plan meals.
He has collected signatures for
online voting in SG elections, and
presented research about Taser
deaths to the committee charged
with evaluating UF's free-speech
policies in public events.
Dictor played a leadership role
in a protest of about 300 people
after a UF student was shocked
with a Taser in September 2007.
"I have a big mouth, and I talk


a lot," he said. "So I can project
pretty well."
He said the Student Body
should know they have a stake in
SG and that positions are not just
awarded based on patronage.
"I think that the fall elections
showed that students on this
campus are done being apathetic
about Student Body politics," he
said.
Dictor said a top issue, he
would discuss if elected is so-
cially responsible investing.
Dictor said he plans to gradu-
ate with a degree in political sci-
ence this spring, and he is in the
process of applying to UF's law
school.


Commissioners continue GPD expansion discussion


* CITY PASSED TWO RESOLUTIONS.

By LAUREN IRIZARRY
Alligator Contributing Writer

Expansion plans for the Gainesville
Police Department downtown headquar-
ters are inching closer to reality.
The Gainesville City Commission passed
two resolutions Thursday night establish-
ing zoning and land use requirements that


will allow GPD to continue with plans.
These changes allow for expansion
that will include more administrative of-
fices, utility and storage facilities, and an
indoor firing range. The expansion will be
adjacent to GPD's current headquarters at
Northwest Sixth Street and Eighth Avenue
on a 2.56-acre site purchased three years
ago.
Part of the Gainesville Rail Trail bicycle
path would have to be altered to avoid the


newly expanded headquarters.
At a previous meeting Oct. 2,
Commissioner Scherwin Henry expressed
concerns about having
Gainesville City the firing range close to
Commission neighborhoods.
On Thursday, Henry
brought up concerns about a nearby reten-
tion pond, which will be removed from the
plarts.
An 8-foot fence intended to muffle firing


range noise was still a point of contention
for Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan.
The commission resolved to remove the
fence from the plans that were passed and
to discuss it at a later time.
Although some residents have voiced
complaints about the construction near
their homes, Commissioner Thomas
Hawkins said he Telt concerns had been
aired at a community workshop that was
held since the last commission discussion.







FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2008 I ALLIGATOR, 5

STUDENT LIFE

Grant helps fund student environmental project


By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Contributing Writer

About 1,000 people living-in West
Africa will have increased access to
water, thanks to.five UF graduate
students and a $10,000 grant.
These students and another
UF team were chosen by the
Environmental Protection Agency
in this year's People, Prosperity
and the Planet program, or P3. The
program is an annual competition in
which students develop and carry


out earth-friendly projects across
the globe.
The chosen UF teams were
among 43 other winners awarded
$10,000 grants.
The awards may not end there.
In April, both teams will compete
in Washington, D.C., against other
*recipients of the grant to try for an
additional $75,000.
Iris Patten, a Ph.D. student for
urban and regional planning, and
her four teammates developed their
project based on an initiative started


"Right now, they rely on a
well that may or may not
work."
Iris Patten
Ph.D. student

by the Tampa Community Building
Group: building a water reservoir
in Sissene, Burkina Faso, in West
Africa.
John November, a member of
Patten's team, said the goal of their


project is to develop and enhance
the reservoir system, which is open-
faced. This allows access to water
during the rainy season, which lasts
only three months of the year.
Because of the heat, water evapo- �
rates quickly, leaving little or no
water outside of October.
"Right now, they rely on a well
that may or may not work," Patten
said. "It may or may not have water
in it."
The new reservoir will be dose-
faced, which will eliminate all


evaporation. Besides storing water,
the reservoir will also separate
drinking water from water used for
agricultural purposes.
The second team, which is made
up of UF engineering students, will
be a little closer to home.
Their project will take place in
the Florida pine forests, where they
will measure earthly effects stem-
ming from bioenergy production, or
the energy that comes from renew-
able sources, according to a UF news
release.


Police arrest man linked


with parking lot mugging


* A 68-YEAR-OLD WOMAN'S
PURSE WAS STOLEN THURSDAY.

A man was arrested in connec-
tion with the mugging of a 68-year-
old woman in the parking lot of a
Gainesville Albertsons on Thursday
morning.
After Carol Ostrander was pushed
to the ground and had her purse sto-
len, she called the Gainesville Police
Department and reported the crime,
said GPD spokesman Keith Kameg.
Ostrander was taken to a local hos-
pital to be examined for a possible dis-
located shoulder and cut knee, a GPD
report stated.
A man fitting the description was
seen riding a bicycle about a mile away
from the Albertsons at 2323 N.W. 13th


St., he said.
The man got off the bicycle and
started running, and an officer chased
him on foot, Kameg said.
Ostrander's purse was found about
a block away from
where he was caught,
he said.
Kaifa Green, 35,
was arrested and
charged with un-
armed robbery and
battery on a person
Kameg age 65 and over, the
report stated.
Ostrander identified him as the man
who mugged her, Kameg said.
Green has an extensive criminal his-
tory, he said.
-KATIE EMMETS


City tree lighting still planned


Gainesville's annual Holiday Tree
Lighting Ceremony has survived the
struggling economy and the city's shrink-
ing budget.
The event, which costs less than $1,000,
has been held for more than 20 years and
will be Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30
p.m. at the Thomas Center for the Arts.
The cost was low because the decora-
tions were donated, the facility is free and
most of the workers are volunteers, said
David Ballard, the city events coordinator.
Most of the money will go toward
refreshments and paying entertainers,
Ballard said.
The event will include holiday carol-
ers, carriage rides and refreshments, in
addition to the tree lighting and appear-
ances by Ebenezer Scrooge, Mayor Pegeen
Hanrahan and, for the first time, Santa


Claus.
The Gypsy Guerilla Band will perform
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to take carriage tours around the nearby
Duck Pond Neighborhood, which has an
annual luminary display.
The holiday tree lighting will be the
first of the city's holi-
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Ga nesville The city will also
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was cut last year because of budget con-
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The celebration, which previously was
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Editorial
Holy crap. Time flies when you don't sleep.
It seems like just yesterday we were tearing ass
up the Turnpike to get to the Alligator office to have
our beginning of the semester meeting. This semester has
whipped by faster than summer vacation did when we were
manhunt-playing, lizard-catching 8-year-olds.
The Editorial Board has seen and written about a whole
lot in the past 13 weeks, and we've got the angry-letters-to-
the-editor scars to prove it. We've undoubtedly been added
to a few people's blacklists through the course of the semes-
ter, but we won't lose any sleep over it. We were just doing
our jobs.
We've celebrated a fantastic 50th anniversary, antago-
nized Student Government in a vain attempt for transpar-
ency and watched the Gators stomp their competition (one
mulligan is customary).
There are only a couple items left on our semester to-
do list. Before we head up to Atlanta, we have to give our
beloved readers Fall 2008's final installment of the semi-re-
nowned...


Darts & Laurels

First, we would like to send a we-know-we-gave-you-a-
hard-time-but-extended-hours-aren't-the-worst-idea-ever
LAUREL to UF for the later closing times assigned to the
libraries during the week of finals.
We said we didn't see the necessity, and we still don't.
Twenty consecutive hours of studying can't be much better
than three or four. Everyone's brain has a limit.
We do realize, though, the extended hours may only ap-
ply to a certain grateful percentage of students who probably
could do without our bemoaning a gift we take for granted.
In that sense, we appreciate the fact that our school is looking
out for everyone.
Next, we want to give an on-a-scale-of-clever-thinking-to-
idiot-you-rank-thoughtless-box-of-rocks DART to hit-and-
run drivers all over the world.
What reasoning could someone have for leaving the scene
of an accident? Could it be guilt? How about drunkenness?
Maybe there's a warrant out for your arrest?
It absolutely does not matter. If you've crashed into some-
one or something, then lie in the bed you've just made.
UF has lost a student because of a hit-and-run accident.
We don't know how much could have been done to help
the victim, but deal with the consequences of your actions
- don't turn tail.
Next, we would like to give UF a DARTS & LAURELS
double portion of contradictory commentary regarding its
holiday electronic cards.
UF deserves a thinking-globally-and-acting-locally
LAUREL for the cost-effective, earth-friendly nature of e-
cards. Considering the effect the economy will have on the
holidays, it is difficult to blame UP for saving thousands of
dollars by simply switching from paper cards to electronic
ones. At the same time, e-cards do not harm the environ-
ment, so UF is effectively killing two birds with one stone.
We like our wallets, and we like our planet; we would do the
same thing.
On the other hand, we have to give UF a but-e-cards-are-
so-lame DART for, well, obvious reasons. E-cards have been
terrible for a long time, and holiday e-cards were ruined the
minute OfficeMax decided to let you ElfYourself. While we
see the benefits of the e-card system, we can't help but prefer
a heartfelt, hand-written card.
That will do for the final D&L session of this semester. We
hope everyone has enjoyed this Editorial Board tradition.
Have a safe weekend, and go Gators.


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alligator
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Ed Notebook

Study hall suck-face ruins finals week.
W hen I realized that extended library hours be- me want to throw my overpriced
gin this week, I couldn't help but wonder why coffee in your face.
people would subject themselves to 20 hours of Believe it or not, some of us
the UF library experience. care about passing our finals.
I spend little time in Library West, mainly because every Some of us go to the library in
time I try to study in the designated "quiet areas," I find the hopes of avoiding distractions at
library more distracting than sitting on my couch with new , Hilary Lehman home. Instead, at Library West,
episodes of "The Office" playing on the TV. As far as I'm con- letters@alligator.org we end up stuck inside a Hallmark
cerned, the only thing extended library hours accomplish is Channel movie.
giving Starbucks more opportunities to charge $5 for burnt It's not only my finals I'm
cardboard milk. `. worried about, dear Study Couples. I have only your best
Extended library hours worsen the main reason I can't interests in mind here, too. How will you get into law school,
stand the on-campus libraries: the Study Couple. become successful and pay for that diamond ring when you
Study Couple, I'm calling you out. You people are public get less-than-stellar grades?
enemy No. 1 during finals week. Ahelpful hint If you're trying to get studying done, don't
Don't bother accusing me of being single and bitter. I self- take your significant other along. I realize it's difficult to tear
identify as both. yourself away from Pookie Bear while you attempt to memo-
My main motivation, however, isn't my hatred of your rize when Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue, but
relationship happiness. I'm speaking out because wher- I'm guessing the stage whispers and make-out sessions
ever I go in the library, I'm surrounded by constant lovebird aren't inspired by a passage in your history textbook.
sounds, including whispers, giggles and computer-booth (Giggle)
saliva-swapping. "Stop it."
Extended library hours seem to encourage these people "No, you stop it!"
to take their dating lives to the study tables. I'm sure your No, Study Couple - you stop it. Not only are you making
roommates are tired of you dominating your apartment's me hate my life, but the overwhelming nausea I feel impedes
kitchen table with the same behavior, but must you inflict my ability to learn. I can't concentrate on calculus when I'm
your dedication to each other's academic progress on the subjected to every detail of your holiday ski-trip plans.
entire Student Body? To be fair, we've all seen the movies in which the cute,
No one wants to hear you helping tu amor with his co-ed couple hooks up among the library stacks. It's so com-
Spanish vocabulary flashcards. mon in college-romance films that you begin to think it's a
Then again, the Study Couple separated by cruel fate required part of the college experience.
is almost worse than a twosome united in the library. That Great. If you want to re-enact that scene, take the escala-
"turn off your cell phones" sign at the library entrance isn't tor, find the rack with the love sonnets and take care of busi-
a suggestion. I don't want to hear your half-hour long string ness. Even better, take "get a room" literally and check out a
of apologies about how sorry you are that you have to miss study room. Those doors lock.
her black-and-white party to write your lab report. And Hilary Lehman is a journalism senior. She is the managing
your Jason Mraz ringtone shouting down my iPod makes editor for print of the Alligator.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.


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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2008 0 ALLIGATOR, 7


Letters to the Editor
F rating meant to encourage Improvement
Florida received an F, for affordability in
higher education despite some of the lowest
tuition rates in the country, but it's easy to see
why. W
The National Center for Publicy Policy and
Higher Education apparently thinks because
poor families must pay 24 percent of their
income toward education, it is grossly unaf-
fordable. However, it makes sense for families
to pay this much, if not more.
Education is a voluntary investment in
one's own human capital. People go to school
so they will someday have more rewarding or
higher-paying jobs.
Because they benefit from this investment,
they should also pay the cost.
By choosing to get an undergraduate de-
gree and reap its rewards, people must also
agree to pay the costs associated with it. This
may be as high as 24 percent for some families,
but the benefits in future employment will far
outweigh that cost.
An undergraduate degree is not a right,
and it should not be free for everyone who
wants one.
People who want a degree but cannot pay
through outside means scholarships , need-
based aid, parents, etc.) should plan on mak-
ing some sacrifices or not getting the degree.
By grading 49 states an F, the center was
dearly trying to make a statement about the
affordability of all higher education. Higher


education in Florida, though, is very afford-
able given its benefit-cost ratio.
If the center cannot comprehend this, then
the state of Florida should give them an F for
rating systems.
Johnathan Lott
2LS



Gator Party ignores students
The Gator Party's vote to cut off students'
time to address the Student Senate - and
Gator Party Leader Jonathan Fager's attempt
to rationalize that decision in yesterday's let-
ter - shows that the Gator Party just doesn't
want to hear from students.
At the Nov. 18 Senate meeting, dozens of
students, including many who had never been
involved in Student Government before, used
public debate to speak out against six Gator
Party-proposed bills to limit debate and elimi-
nate minority protections.
I was delighted to see so many UF students
get involved, in SG. Apparently, the Gator
Party finds the voice of regular students so of-
fensive they now seek to curtail their right to
address their representatives.
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facilities (something 84 percent of students
agreed on in the last election), the Gator Party
quickly votes to shut down debate.
The Gator Party needs to stop ignoring stu-
dents and start getting real work done.
Ben Cavataro
3LS, Hume Student Senator

Debate crucial for minority party
In yesterday's letter, Gator Party Leader
Jonathan Fager claimed public debate was
used by the minority to delay meetings of the
Senate, giving an excuse to his party's efforts
to cut off the public's voice.
He seems to have forgotten the public de-
bate period two weeks ago was actually used
by concerned students who came to oppose
what was really wasting the Senate's time:
the Gator Party's attempt to remove minority
party rights.
The Gator Party and Senate President
Jordan Johnson submitted six pieces of legisla-
tion at that meeting designed to limit minority
protections in Senate.
The Gator Party has voted to cut off debate
on almost every bill that has come before the
Senate this semester. Now they are trying to
silence the voice of the public as well.
Jonathan Ossip
1LS, Murphree Student Senator


Keep on keeping' en
Daniel Seco's column made me "aw." And
not the sarcastic, "poor baby, want a bottle?"
kind of aw. I can sympathize because I feel like
I've been there.
I kind of hated my freshman fall semester.
I had no idea whether UF was even the right
place for me. Couple that with the feeling of
being lost on a big campus in a new city. My
friend Raven was on the receiving end of so
many whiny phone calls about how I was so
miserable, I'm surprised she still answers the
phone when I call her.
It was an unusual feeling to be lonely
without being alone. There was no shortage
of people with whom I could catch a movie or
Krishna lunch, but it often felt like I was going
through the motions, upping my UF network
Facebook friend count rather than fostering
real relationships.
Thankfully, things did get better in the
spring semester, after I stopped stressing
about it.
Meeting the right person at the right time
under the right circumstances is largely a mat-
ter of luck, and while it's frustrating, I take it as
permission not to worry too much over it.
Hang in there, Daniel. The semester's al-
most over, and you'll get to take another stab
at it in the spring.
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CITY COMMISSION

City passes wording for amendment


By LAUREN IRIZARRY
Alligator Contributing Writer

Gainesville voters will be able to decide in the
March 24 election whether city residents should
be protected from discrimination based on sexual
orientation and gender identity.
In a unanimous vote Thursday night, the
Gainesville City Commission passed a 75-word
summary of a proposed amendment to the city
charter to go on the March ballot.
The amendment would eliminate the city's
anti-discrimination policy, replacing it with the
state's, which does not offer protections for gay
or transgender people. Because enough signa-
tures were collected to put the proposal to vote,
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Commissioners had asked for alternative bal-
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been honored if 100 percent of the stu-
dents signed.
Because of the disagreement, UAA of-
ficials decided to do a lottery.
"If they would just tell us dearly what
we can and cannot do, we'll follow that,"
Weston said. "That's not the problem."
Other students were told by ticket
office employees via telephone that no
preference would be given to
Student those arriving before 5 p.m.
IJte Thursday.
UF senior Zachary Summers
arrived at about 4 p.m.
Summers said he called the ticket of-
fice multiple times this week to make
sure students would receive no preference
based on their time of arrival before 5 p.m.,
after reading on GatorZone.com that un-
claimed tickets would be awarded simply
on a first-come-first-served basis, he said.
Christina LaCanfora, graduate assis-
tant for the ticket office, said UF has been
cracking down on camp-outs for tickets.
Signs posted around 10 a.m. Thursday
told students that a lineup would be hon-
ored at 5 p.m.
University Police officers were brought
in at about 4 p.m. to get the 180 students
in a line.
Alligator Staff Writer Katie Sanders con-
tributed to this report.


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UF to send family class ring, degree


DEATH, from page 1

"If I needed him, he would
drive home right then,"
Jacobson said.
He loved his burgundy
Nissan Titan truck, but it was
big, and he often rode his
sister's old scooter.
He loved living in
Gainesville.
"He's wanted to graduate a
Gator since he was a little boy,"
she said.
UF spokesman Steve
Orlando said arrangements
are' being made to send
VanWagner's family his class


ring and posthumous degree.
This weekend, Jacobson and
VanWagner would have gone
to the Southeastern Conference
Championship Game in
Atlanta. He had no respect for
those who weren't going.
She doesn't
Local think she'll go
News now. ,
VanWagner
loved football
and fishing, and he would have
played basketball every day if
he could, she said.
Larry Messer, a UF building
construction senior who used to
play pick-up basketball games
with hlm, said VanWagner


could get a mean look on his
face as he drove the ball up the
court.
"He was pretty intense,"
Messer said.
He also loved to help others,
Messer said, and was always
willing to lend a hand with
his truck to people in Gator
Christian Life, where he went
to services.
"He did anything and ev-
erything for anyone," Jacobson
said.
Family members said they
plan to make funeral arrange-
ments today.
A-lhgator Writer Katie Emmets
contributed to this report.


1962 article lends support to rumor


GATORADE, from page 1


Still, Internet forums are chock-full of debates
about the origin of UF's beloved Gatorade, which
has netted UF more than $150 million in royalties,
according to an article on UF's Web site.
Many posts make reference to an article pub-
lished in 1962 in The Tampa Tribune that claims
Johnson developed a sports drink for FSU's foot-
ball players years before Gatorade was invented.
The article, which ran on Sept. 26 of that year,
does lend some support to the theory.
"To combat the deadly combination of high
temperature coupled with high humidity, Dr.
Johnson came up with a concoction known as
'Seminole Firewater,' which consists of a lime
drink fortified with sugar and salt," the article
reads.
Steve Orlando, UF spokesman, said even if
the claims in the article are true, it doesn't change
anything.
"It's an interesting piece of history, but it
doesn't change the fact that Gatorade was invent-
ed at the University of Florida," Orlando said.
The theory about "Seminole Firewater"
was also disputed by one of the four inventors
of Gatorade, who happened to be watching
Saturday's game.


"Of course I've never heard of it," Dr. Dana
Shires told CNBC.com. "It's just another stupid
stunt from the guys at Florida State."
As for where ABC got its information,. Orlando
said it's possible a researcher pulled it from a
Wikipedia entry.
Browning Brooks, spokes-
woman for FSU, said the
"Seminole Firewater" theory
is not FSU's attempt to rewrite
history.
"Nobody atFSUis claiming
that we invented Gatorade,"
i jshe said. "That's silly."
Brooks said she thinks
FSU was developing a simi-
lar product around the same time but said she
doesn't think Gatorade's unique formula was
created first at FSU.
FSU President T.K. Wetherell, who played
football for FSU from 1963 to 1967, said he re-
members drinking a Kool-Aid flavored drink
called "Seminole Firewater" when he was on the
team, according to Brooks.
Wetherell said players were also given an or-
ange slice, an ice cube to suck on and salt pills to
keep dehydration at bay, Brooks said. Wetherell
told her many teams were experimenting with
sports drinks at the time.


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Private courtyards.
M-F 10-6 Sat. 10-2
5960 SW 20th Ave.
888-803-7678
www.woodlandvillas.com
4-22-08-72-2

*THE PALMS*
Walk to UF
Spacious 2/2 condo
Guaranteed parking. Pool.
Starting @$1250.
230 SW 2nd Ave. 494-6027
www.gainesvillepalms.com
4-22-08-72-2


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Great Specials on all our units
Minutes to UF, Shands, & SFCC!
1/1, 2/2, & 3/3 units available!
352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
4-22-72-2

* THE GROVE VILLAS 0
Rental Community
1 mo. FREE RENT
1BR Loft Style Starting at $600
Gated Community 6400 SW 20th Ave.
888-373-0849
4-22-08-72-2

WALK to UF Available January.
2BR/2.5BA $1000. 1BR/1BA $600. No
pets, no smoking. Contact 352-870-7256 or
gvll32601@gmail.com 12-10-08-41-2

1/1, Ridgeview, free water, next to park, on
the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to
UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking, no
pets. $470 SD, $470/mo 562-2824 12-10-
08-30-2

Duckpond
2 bd 1 ba 1200 sq ft townhouse in heart of
historic neighborhood.w/d Blocks to down-
town shops & restaurants. 528 NE 4th A ave
avail Jan $795/mo 379-4952
12-10-08-35-2

STUDIO & 1BR - Walk to UF
Available Dec & Jan 1st.
$410-$495/mo.
Gore Rabell Real Estate
378-1387 Gore-Rabell.com
1-6-08-27-2

Walking Distance to UF Law Schooll!
419 NW 25th Street. Clean, beautiful new-
er home 3 bdl2ba wld included! $1500/mo.
Avail. end of Dec.learly Jan. Call Anne @
810-610-0110 for more info. 12-10-26-2

2b,1 b * 1 block MidTown *
2 Car Decal WiFi-lnternet * Washer & Dryer*
Jan-July 204 NW 18 St Manny 352 317 4408
12-10-08-31-2

POOL HOUSE AVAIL NOW!
Bike to UF 4BR/3BA, over 2000 sf, nice area
1 mi to UF. 2816 W Univ Ave. $1500/mo 1st,
last mo & 1 mo SD 376-6183, 352-327-2931
12-10-08-23-2

HISTORIC HOME 4BR/2BA near UF. 1105
NW 14th Ave. Over 2000 sqare feet, central
heat & air. Pets ok. Call today, Fred 352-375-
2900. www.AndreeRealty.com. $1200/mo.
12-10-08-22-2

HOME FOR RENT 3BR/2BA, 1 car garage,
screened porch, fenced yard, new carpet
& paint. $995/mo. Call Fred 352-375-2900.
www.AndreeRealty.com 12-10-08-22-2

RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT PRICE, RIGHT NOW
Steps from VA, Shands, Vet School & UF.
1 & 2 Bedrooms from $625. Grad student &
VA/Shands discounts. Renovated units avail
Union Properties@Summit House 376-9668
12-10-08-21-2

Spacious 1 & 2 & 3 bedrooms.starting at
$525. $625 & $795. Different floor plans
some with enclosed patios or balconies.
Italian Tile, bedrooms carpeted, D/W, WID
hookups, verticals Central Heat & air. Lots
of storage space. Near bus route .332-7700
1-30-38-2

2MasterBr/2Ba Luxury end unit condo in The
Gables. Vaulted ceilings, granite & custom
cabinets throughout, stainless apple, garage,
scr patio, comm pool, cable w/HBO&SHO
MUST SEEICall 4 picsl$1250 727-492-9836
11-19-5-2

2 BED / 2 BATH CONDO $800/MONTH
Located in Capstone Quarters near the cor-
ner of Archer Rd. and 34 St. Great location
for school and shopping I www.gainesvillecon
do.info or 630-390-6612 1-6-08-19-2

SW University area, bus, bike, walk to UF.
1BR/1BA in 4/4 condo available now & for
spring. $450/mo all utils incl. Call Nalini
Pandey 352-514-3398 or email- nalinijoshi2
1@gmail.com 12-10-08-18-2

2 & 3BR on shady lot. AC/heat. From $400/
mo. Water included. No pets. 4546 NW 13th
St. Call 376-5887 12-10-08-18-2


SUN ISLAND
1BRs from $580 2BRs from $650
Sun Bay * Sun Key 0 Sun Harbor
352-376-6720
4-22-08-72-2

2 Rooms Avail. In 4 Bedroom House
Avail. Dec 08' or Jan 09' $450 a room
Short term lease Avail. Other 4 bedroom
houses available for Spring Sublease
Or Year Lease Starting Aug 09' Email
ericmanin@yahoo.com or 352-682-7424
12-10-08-18-2

Wonderful Historic Apartments
Walk to UF from these 2BR/1BA
1215 SW 4th Avenue up or down avail.
$600/mo Hardwood floors, parking
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com
12-10-17-2

SERENOLA PINES APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office
1BR $515, 2BR $580
Call for daily specials
352-335-0420 1-6-08-18-2

WOODLAND TERRACE APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office.
2BR $535
Call for daily specials
352-335-0420 1-6-08-18-2

Historic Duckpond
1 bd,1ba or studio apt. in vintage
house.hardwood floors, W/D, blocks to
downtown ,large yard,very peaceful 306 ne
6th st. avail Dec lst,$480 379-4952
12-10-08-17-2

Luxurious 2/2 located at Campus Edge.
Minutes from Shands and UF. Wood floors
and upgraded cabinets. 6 bus stop routes
available. Call 954-325-6375 for special pric-
ing. 12-8-14-2 .

PERFECT LOCATION!
VERY NICE 1bd/lba condo. Walk or bike
to campus and Shands. W/D, pool & fitness
cntr. Large walk-in. Vaulted ceiling. $695/mo.
Call for details. 321-543-8142
12-10-08-16-2

SUBLEASE - 2 BEDROOM! BRAND NEW
KITCHEN AND BATHROOM!! MINUTES
FROM UF!
** NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED!!!M
$675 A MONTH!! CALL NOW 305-333-5701
12-5-13-2

Walk to UF 5 Blocks
Apt avail 12/15. Large BR/BA w/kitchenette,
cent A/C, ceiling fan, W/D on site. No pets
allowed. $575/mo. Call 609-513-6383 1-6-
08-17-2

Bike to UF! Available Now! 4/2.5 $1600/rent.
Lots of storage, 2433 sq ft two story home in-
cludes washer/dryer, dishwasher, screened
porch and fenced back yard. Call Campus
Realty @ 352-692-3800 1-6-08-18-2

*FORGETTHE CAR * SAVE THE GAS*
WALK TO CAMPUS
3/2 1351 sq ft 1118 NW3Ave $995
3/2 1500 sq ft 403 NW25 St $1100
4/2 1736 sq ft 5 NW 25 St $1150
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 12-10-15-2

Brand New Campus View Condos- maple
cabinets, all appl. incid., w/d, 9ft ceilings, cwn
molding, int.hlwy, alarm 2/2 $1000 w/1 de-
caled pking space & 3/3 $1500 w/2 decaled
pking spaces Edbaurmanagement.com 1731
NW6th St-375-7104 12-10-15-2

NW 39th Ave Fancy Ig 3/2 w/loft. Open,
bright, laminated wd looking fir $750-775.
Xtra Ig loft, ceramic tile fir $900. Nice 2/2 gat-
ed patio, trees $600-640. laminated fir $675
Good area, 373-8310, 219-3937 12-10-27-2

***ANTIQUE 1BR APT***
Large 1BR, hdwd firs, clawfoot tub, 1908
house. Downtown near Waldo Rd. Pets ar-
ranged. $475/mo. Avail now. Greg 214-3291
12-10-14-2

******MICANOPY HOUSE******
3BR/1BA, bathrm is huge, large yard, in
Maconopy city. Pets arranged. Cool old
house. $600/mo Ist/last/dep. Avail now.
Greg 214-3291 12-10-14-2


For Rent
unfurnished

**NEAR SUPER WALMART**
Large 1BR apt, walk to Walmart. No pets.
$375/mo. 1st, last, dep. Avail now. Greg 214-
3291 12-10-14-2

3/2 w/2car carport 1901 sf huge liv. roWn, din.
rm, fam.rm, eat-in kitch, new d/w, w/d hkups,
wood/carpet, hge corner lot, great location
avail now $1050 edbaurmanagement.com-
1731 NW 6th St-375-7104 12-10-08-13-2

2/2 townhse-newly remodeled from ceiling to
floor incl w/d & a/c/heat pump, save on en-
ergy costs. Walk or bike to Shands avail now
$800 edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW6th
St.-375-7104 12-10-08-14-2 .

$500 - $550 2 BD Apartments
Historical Downtown, WID hookups,
porches, Bike to UF 10-15 mins. Great
Size! Cutel Must Seel $99 Deposit special
rentalworkshop.com 505-9264, 870-0904
12-10-08-13-2

Available TODAY! 0
No move-in fees & 1 mo free
1/1 : 620 sq ft - $649
2/2 : 975 sq ft - $769
3/2: 1096 sq ft - $945
pinetreegardens.com * 376-4002
4-22-08-72-2

House 4BR/3BA Fenced yard Garage
Lndry Rm Wsh/dry incl. 2 master suites
North off 34th. $1300/mo. 954-340-2732
tander@bellsouth.net 12-10-08-13-2

1 unfurnished bedroom in a 4BR house. W/D.
Avail Dec 1st. $350/mo + 1/4 utils. First and
last. 2100 NW 54th Terr. 941-724-0261 12-
12-08-13-2

REAL 1/is for Jan 2009 at GATORNEST
Where you can kick the roommate habit &
walk to campus! 575 sq ft big for only $585.
Just 3 blocks to UF @ 300 NW 18th St.
No application fee. Most pets welcome!
Call EFN Properties @ (352) 371-3636 or
email Rentals@EFNProperties.com
12-10-08-13-2

PET'S PARADISE
$375 - $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 12-10-
08-11-2

**ARCHER ROAD HOUSr**
3BR/2BA, fenced backyard, tile floor, nice.
$775/mo. Call Greg 214-3291 12-10-12-2

Room in 3br house includes all
utilities,internet and washer/dryer. Ten min-
utes from campus. One at 400 and one at
350. 3331 nw 29th ave Call 850-803-5342
1-9-08-15-2

DOG FRIENDLY 3BR/2BA HOUSE

New Tile Firs, Washer/Dryer, Large Yard.
$1100 mo., Avail Jan.lst Call(339)224-8094
No extra security deposit for pets. 12-5-
08-8-2

House for rent 2 mi from UF. 2BR/1BA/1 car
garage. 100% renovated. New kitchen appli-
ances, new tile, carpet, fixtures & window
treatment. W/D Large fenced lot. Grad or prof
only. $995/mo. Available now. 386-295-8488
12-10-08-10-2

2 bed 2 bath condo in Capstone Quarters on
Archer Rd and SW 34th ST. New pin-t and
carpet, washer and dryer included. Plenty
of parking and close to campus, shopping
and entertainment $800/mo. (352)672-0917
12-10-08-10-2

100+ Apts: Walk to UF
Live within 3 blocks of Criser Hall * Studios
to 6BR Houses * Virtual tours & photos *
www.ForRentNearUF.com * 352-376-6223
4-22-72-2

Summit House 1 BR Condo for $65 per
mo. Quiet, near VA and Shands, $250 se-
curity. Lease negotiable. Call 352-672-1482
1-13-08-15-2

1BR/1BA studio apt, 7th floor of Seagle
Building, 6 blks to UF. W/D, DW, garbage
disposal, garage parking, storage room.
Beautiful view of downtown G'ville. 472-
9273 billconradconstruction@yahoo.com
12-10-9-2







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For Rent
unfurnished

1 room in beautiful 2BR/1BA Downtown
condo. Vaulted ceilings, sky lights, Italian
style floors. Close to library, UF, Shands, and
shopping. $450/mo mo to mo. Pets ok. walk
to popular spots dwntn festivals. 262 1351
1-6-t9-9-2

2BR 1BAApts $600/Mo
5 BIks to UF, Central H &Air
Laundry Fac. Carpet, Pets Allowed.
Short Term lease Avail.
829 Sw 5th Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 12-10-7-2

2BR- EA Garage Apt in the
DUCKPOND AREA. Wood Floors,
Central H & Air, Laundry Facilities
726 NE 4th Street $800/Mo
Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494
12--10-7-2

7BR/5BA House, 2 blocks to downtown,
3/4 mle to UF. Cent. A/C, wood floors, W/D,
large ing room. Great for group of use as
3-1 BR/1 BA apartments with 2 studios. 224
SW 3rd. Avenue, $1,800/mo. (386)266-9147
12-9-08-5-2

Mill Run Townhome for rent. End unit, 2bd, 1
bath, washer/dryer, fire pl, new carpets, 2005
apple, move in cond, $725 mo, 1st mo & 1
mo security. Call 352-214-2022 or 305- 788-
8233. 12-9-08-5-2
3BR 2BA Home near UFI $850/Mo
Tile and Carpet Floors, Central H & Air,
Ktra Rm could be used as a 4th BR, carport,
Nice Back Yard. 319 NW 16th Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 12-10-6-2

1BR 1 BA 1 BLK to UF! $525/Mo
carpet, Central H & Air, Laundry
Facilities on site. 1236 Sw 4th Ave
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 12-10-6-2

Large 2BR/1BA
Close to Shands. $550/mo $400 deposit. No
V/D. 352-372-3131 12-10-08-6-2

3BR/2BA House. Hardwood floors, fireplace,
new baths, screened patio, big yard, minutes
to UF, on bus route, carport, storage shed.
t1400/mo. lst/last/sec. 954-899-7197 1-
3-08-7-2

k**NEW HOMES NEAR UF***
bVictorian 3BD/2BA hardwd, granite $1295
bRanch style 4BD/2BA tile, law schl $1395
12 blocks 2 UFI HUGE 1BD hardwd $625
\ll Renovated with W/D, DW 373-5295 12-
)-5-2

1/2 mile off Archer Rd. Close to UF, Shands,
/A Hospital on SW 31st PI. 2BR/1BA apt.
ceramicc tile, cent AC/heat, W/D hook-ups.
5590/mo. 407-363-7198, 407-234-1380 1-
5-08-6-2
IBR 2BA House for rent. Privacy fence, new
vood floors, fireplace and attached garage.
2uiet neighborhood, Off Tower Rd. ONLY
S950/mth 352-494-6485 1-16-08-14-2

* Cottage Grove *
Have your own house and live in G'ville
largest floor plans. All the great amenities.
Pet Friendly 2,3 & 4br units avail.
NO-MOVE-IN FEES FOR A LIMITED.TIME
Move-In today 352-373-7959
ww.cottagegroveatgainesville.com
12-8-08-3-2

vIONTICELLO CONDO 2BR/2BA
I car garage. Pool & tennis court privileges.
\cross from GHFC. No pets. $1000/mo. Call
131-6872 1-20-08-15-2

k**GORGEOUS HOME***
IBR/2BA Bike To UF! Just redone w/ new
appliances, hrdwd, tile, granite, deck, private
icre yard plus lawn service, on RTS line
;1295%;all 373-5295 1-6-08-7-2

mmaculate NW 3br/2ba home on Ige
ot, convenient to dtwn & UF, wood firs,
len/fam.room, yard care 3726 NW 36th St
>1100/mo Edbaurmanagement.com-1731
4W 6th St-375-7104 12-10-08-5-2

i br/2ba doublewide on 6.75 acre, fenced &
:ross fenced, includes pole barn, great for
horses $1000/mo
-dba nanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
i75-7104 12-10-08-5-2


F For Rent
unfurnished

New 3br/2.5 ba in NW near dwntwn & UF,
wood & cer tile firs, bkshelves, screened
porch, pool $1100
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 12-10-08-5-2

2 br/2ba in Whispering Pines, SW near UF,
high ceilings, Ige all equipped
kitchen w/cer tile $1000/mo-1 month free
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 12-10-08-5-2

***BIG HOME NEAR UF***
4BR/2BA, just redone, new tile and counters
W/D, D/W, Walk to Law School & Shopping!
2000 sq ft, Irg private yard plus lawn service
$1395 Call 373-5295 1-6-08-7-2

3br/2.5ba, SW near UF, screened prch, W/D,
includes some utilities $750/mo
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 12-10-08-5-2

CONDO in upscale Charleston Place, 2/2
both BR's are masters, W/D in unit, ceil-
ing fans, tile throughout,storage locker, like
new,$1,275/mo, available immed, 352-335-
3787 1-6-08-5-2

Lge 2br/2.5ba twnhse in NW golf & gated
community, W/D, screened prchs, walk-in
closets, comm. pool & tennis $1150
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 12-10-08-5-2

Townhouse for rent 2BR/1.5BA. Private
courtyard. New kitchen. $750/mo. $700 sec
dep. Pets ok. 3935/4007 SW 26th Terrace.
Please call 352-371-3473 1-6-08-5-2

Duplex for rent 2BR1BA. New kitchen &
bathroom. $650/mo $600 sec dep. Pets ok.
Large backyard. 718 NW 19th Ave. Please
call 352-371-3473 1-6-08-5-2


**312, 3 Blocks to UF**
W/D, Pets, Dec Free
$1200/mo. 352-375-8256
4-22-76-2

1 bedroom for rent in a 2 bed, 1 bath condo
near oaks mall. Newly remodeled, has w/d.
Rent includes utilities, cable and internet,
$425/mo. On two bus lines(5 & 20) to
campus. Available Jan. 2009. (904)866-7155
12-9-08-3-2 ,

3/2 split plan home in NW Gainesville $1200
Lg master & bath, Garage,Washer&Dryer,
view of Pond & Woods, Talbot elem.
b.wunderlich@juno.com or 706.691.9784
1-6-08-5-2

Three rooms available for rent in large
house! 4/3 w/ pool across from Royal Park
Stadium Plaza. Month-to-month lease avail-
able. Rooms from $400 to $475, utilities
incl. Contact 786-201-2990 for more info.
1-6-5-2


l|II Subleases


Apartments Sublet & Roommates
Browse FREE!
www.SUBLET.com
1-877-FOR-RENT/201-845-7300
12-10-08-74-3

oxford manor 2/2 sublet. 1 month
free w/ lease, gated entry, w/d
in unit, free cable and tanning,
large gym, 2 pools, sauna $906mo
lease exp. 7/30/09 #863-381-7182 12-10-
30-3

1 BR / 1 BA apartment sublease from
January to August. Fully furnished
apt. @ The Estates includes internet,
cable & alarm at almost 600 sq. ft.
Contact (813) 679-4946. 12-10-08-22-3

$635/mo. 1BR in 2BR/2.5BA townhouse
with W/D, D/W, full kitchen, private balco-
nies, large closets. 5 min walk to campus.
Pets With deposit. Available now. Call
904.484.4156 or email cavguns@ufl.edu


a Il Subleases


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4 BLOCKS FROM UF
Large 1/1 in College Park. W/D & DW, wood
floors, central AC. Apt is brand new. Next to
Library West & pool. Contact 786-326-8593
Brian. 12-8-15-3

1 BR/1 BA sublease in a 4/4
HBO, internet & utils inci for just $454/mo.
Call Karl at 954-554-8461 12-5-08-13-3

Sublease 1BR apt @ College Manor. Walk
to UF in seconds. 1BR/1BA, pets allowed,
smokers allowed. Contact maryana@ufl.edu
(Normally $600/mo, but subleased at $500/
mo + utils) 440-263-3013 12-10-08-13-3

ONE MONTH FREE! 1BR/1BA in 3/3 Luxury
Townhouse. $550/ month. (Starts Jan 09).
All utilities (Premium Cable, HS internet,
Electric, etc) INCLUDED. Further, the room
is fully furnished! Call 954-483-4597. 12-
9-08-12-3

Live without roomates across the street from
campus! College Manor spring 2009 sub-
lease. 1 BR/1 BA apt. $565/mo + Utilities. Will
leave apt furnished. Pet-friendly complex.
352-328-9518 danilizaso@ufl.edu 12-10-
08-13-3

ONE BLOCK FROM CAMPUS/LIBRARY
WEST! Spring/Summer. 111 NW 16th St.
Looking Glass Apts. 1 Br/1 Ba. Big BR. Free
internet, Washer/dryer, dish washer. $545/
month. Call (850) 525-4532. 1-6-14-3

Cabana Beach Sublease! WILL GIVE $500
NOW or 1st Mo. Rent Free! Jan 09-Jul 09.
Private 1 BR/1 BA in 4/4. furnished w/walk in
closet. internet. tv/cable, pool, & gym. $530/
mo. 904-536-9690 or andrea87@ufl.edu
12-10-9-3

1BA/1BR deluxe in a 4/4 at the Estates for
Spring/Summer. $575 obo. Female. Close to
campus. Go to TheEstatesUF.com for ameni-
ties. Call Kellie at 352-283-0860 12-10-9-3

$500-1/1 available in 2/2 townhome 4 spring/
summer. Cable, internet, water & sewer in-
cld. Pets welcomed. W/D in unit. Furnished/
Unfurnished. Price negot. Dec 15th avail.
Call 352-792-5995 12-10-8-3

1 room in beautiful 2BR/1BA Downtown
condo. Vaulted ceilings, sky lights, Italian
style floors. Close to library, UF, Shands, and
shopping.'$450/mo mo to mo. Pets ok. walk
to popular spots dwntn festivals. 262 1351
1-6-08-9-3

Furnished lbr/lba @ University Heights
available for spring semester. $659/month
includes water and electric. 2 blocks from
UF campus, 1 block east of Norman Hall.
Contact by email: katschl@ufl.edu 12-5-4-3

$425-Male roommates needed for 4/4 Univ.
Terrace condo (SW 34th St.); utilities includ-
ed; on routes 12 and 35. Call 352.514.3398.
Negotiable. 12-10-7-3

awesome sublease 2br/2ba furnished spy-
glass townhouse.monthy 1013.00 utilities
extra lease till 5/09 optional to extend.gated,
pool,tennis close to uf santa fe call 772-486-
3432 12-8-08-5-3

First month FREE 1BA/1BR in 4/4 spring/
summer Gainesville Place apt. Discounted
rent $499(negotiable)lncludes all utilities.
Move in ready in December. Call to see Apt
and meet female roommates 727-422-7705
12-9-08-5-3


11 Subleases


$789 Arbor Lofts Sublease Jan 09-July
09. 1br/1bath. 3 blocks from stadium, quiet
neighborhood, tons of parking.
contact kris tine at schiavonek@ufl.edu or
386-214-9910
12-10-08-6-3

$525 Utilities FREE! for master bedroom W/
private bathroom in 4b/2b house.SE 2nd PL
walk down town in 3 min bike to campus in 7
min buses 1 block away (321) 591 7007 or
E_G270@msn.corm 12-9-5-3

Arbor Lofts. Only 3 blocks from UF by the
football stadium!! 1bed/lbath w/a large
living room and kitchen. Parking included.
Available now thru end of July. $749/month.
Please call, text, or email: (239)249-0216 or
eweyl@ufl.edu 12-10-08-7-3

Arlington Square (2b/2ba) -$10251mo-
UF Campus/Downtown Gainesville. Avail 12/
18/08. Utils not incl. Must be willing to take
over existing lease. Security deposit free.
Contact sean6cly@ufl.edu or 239-410-1603�
2-9-08-30-3

1 BR/1 BA in a 2/2. $455/mo
Includes private study,
full kitchen & washer/dryer. 941-356-6672
12-10-08-6-3

$390 + util. 1/1 avail now til 8/1 in 3/3 POLOS
APTS. SW GV Williston Rd. bus to campus
quiet unfurn w/d in unit. $300 sublet fee
+ $45 appI fee - no sec. deposit - disc.for
Dec. (thepolosuf.com) (352)262-6515 12-
8-08-4-3

1BR in Lexington Crossings. Have your own
bathroom with fully furnished room. Located
in 4/4 male apartment. December rent FREE.
$499/mo price is negotiable. Desperate to
sell. 321-947-0077. Spring sublease 12-
10-08-6-3

LEASE TAKEOVER .Mount Vernon
Apartments, 1B/1B $630 a month, partially
furnished, less than 1.2 miles from the sta-
dium, good until 07/09, option to extend, call
or text 386-589-5987 or jedi1987@ufl.edu
12-10-08-5-3

EXTREMELY QUIET 1 BDII BA LIVEALONE
Jan 1- May 31 $595/MO and NO DEPOSIT
spacious bedroom with walk-in. closet
Nice Kitchen w huge pantry
Call Chris at 407-587-6774 12-10-08-5-3

$330 1/1 in a 4/4 @ Gville Place!
female only; all utilities incl'd!
close to amenities (pool/gym/bus..)
sublease available now - july 31,09
fully furnished; call 352-414-6550.
12-10-5-3

1 BR/1 BA in 3/3 townhouse available for
spring/summer sublease. Great location
close to campus. Available furnished or un-
furnished. Oversized bedroom with double
closets, washer/dryer included. Rent is
$425, will sacrifice for $300 954-288-5889
12-10-08-5-3

Spring Sublease for one bedroom in a 3/3
furnished apt. at Gateway at Glades. $485
includes all utilities. Two female roommates.
Bus Routes 12 & 35. Available on Dec. 11th.
Call 727-236-0042. 12-10-5-3

CLOSE TO CAMPUS, SHANDS, VA!
Only $310/mo! Less than $380 for
EVERYTHING! Nice, quiet roomie! Jan 1st
- July 22. Pets OK! Please e-mail for more
info! karolk@ufl.edu 12-5-2-3

Female to sublease 1 bedroom in 2 bedroom
apt. in The Estates on 20th Ave, spring/
summer 2009. $600/mo, furnished, poolside,
2nd floor, gated community. Call 321-431-
3390 or 321-431-6052 12-10-08-5-3

2 MONTHS FREE RENT! NO MOVE IN
FEES! 1/1 IN 2/2 @ HIDDEN LAKE $520
month w/ cable/internet. Washer/dryer, Dogs
ok, Pool, gym. Individual lease. Call Arthur
at 401-595-0588 www.hiddenlakeuf.com
12-10-5-3

1Br/1BA FURNISHED in a 4B/4B @
Gainesville Place apts. All INCLUSIVE
(utilities,cable,internet) $425/month
FLEXIBLE LEASE TERMS
mxracer@cfl.rr.com OR 321-302-1175 1-
20-08-14-3


OFj Subleases


Furnished 1/1 in 4/4 at Gainesville Place for
spring semester. Original sublease $540/mo
but available at $400/mol! Includes utils.
Currently has 3 responsible male residents.
305-431-2193, gullyi2@ufl.edu 1-6-08-5-3

Need F to sublease 3/2 flat in Greenwich
Green for spring/summer. 383/mo.+utilities.
W/D in apt, wireless internet, BR furnished or
unfurnished, bus stop right outside complex.
Call Kat at 561-271-5708. 12-10-4-3

Bedroom available in 5BR/3BA house.
Located next to holiday inn at university and
13th. only 1 block walk to campus. $525/mo,
plus utilities. Cable and internet included.
available spring/summer. 954-303-2245 1-
6-08-5-3


|I Roommates


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Cobblestone 377-2801
Hidden Lake 374-3866
4-22-72-4

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Room in 4br condo inci utils, internet,
cable TV, pool. Very Nice $425 283-8777
www.Gainesville-Rooms-4-Rent.com 1-6-
08-614

MUST SEE 1Bd/1Ba in nice 2/2.5 condo
1.5 mi from UF. W/D, internet, newer appis,
pool, open parking, condo fully furnished.
$550/mo + 1/2 utils. call Chris 5614459034
12-10-08-21-4




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RENT LAKE HOUSE
$400 security deposit, $400 rent/mo + utils.
Call 352-246-1637, egonskinny@gmail.com
12-5-15-4


Walk/bike to class.Clean, quiet, engineering
student needs roommate for a 2/1 at Summit
House Condos on SW 16th Ave. $400/mo +
1/2 elec. & cable. $200 dep. Call Tim, 352-
843-0220 12-10-17-4


Non-smoking roommates to share 4/2 home.
$350/mo washer/dryer wifi cable office &
utils. 352-337-2937 or ssechat@aol.com.
12-8-08-15-4


3 bdrm 2 bath condo,2 more female roomies
needed $400.00 each all utilities paid 10 min
from U of F 10 min.from Santa Fe, swimming
pool,tennis,weight room etc. bus stop out
front, call 850-974-0686 12-5-08-10-4


all Roommates

ROCKWOOD VILLAS ROOM FOR RENT
M/F clean/mature needed ASAP for
3/3TwnH HUGE br PRVT bath PetsOK
wifi,NewApps,rte20,pool/ten/voll
450/mo+1/3util**NEG**3013056206 1
9-10-4


Female roommate needed in condo
1 mile from UF, $455/MO includes
cable, internet, utilities, pool+ more
beautifully renovated, on bus route,
Available 1/1/09, ?262-2871 12-10-08-9-4


$325/month rent room in 3/2 @ Boardwalk
Apts SW 13th St.Great room mates, nice
room, pool, free tanning, walk/bike to UF.
Prefer clean/mature individual. $333 deposit.
Call Emily 704-223-0423 12-5-5-4


Roommate needed SPRING ONLY $535
SPRING+SUMMER $425.4BR/4BA Fully
furn. Util incl +internet,cable,
private bath,W/D,pool. 2 Bus rts
short ride to UF 954-593-3063 12-5-5-4


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1 room in beautiful 2BR/1BA Downtown
condo. Vaulted ceilings, sky lights, Italian
style floors. Close to library, UF, Shands, and
shopping. $450/mo mo to mo. Pets ok. walk
2- to popular spots dwntn festivals. 262 1351
1-6-08-9-4


Quiet! Close to UF! Close to Downtown!
1/1 in a 2/2 avail Dec 15 no rent until Jan!
Unfurnished bedroom with 2 closets No pets
Treehouse Village (SE 16th Ave & Main St)
Call Christina at (561) 762-4711 12-5-4-4

HANDYMAN NEEDED Disc 4 wk Share 2/2
MH Furn rm avail now $200 N/R dep. $300/m
$75/wk inci util. 2 wk adv. laun/cook svc avail
N/A, N/S, N/D. Car a+ 30 day notice 2 vacate.
Nr bus/shops Sm caged pet ok 331-3666
12-10-6-4

FREE December Rent $475/MO - M or F
roommate needed for Unfurnished room in
furn 3/2 condo @ Campus Edge, util cable &
wireless included. Complex has pool & gym.
laundry room in unit Available now! 954-554-
6059 or aldraper@ufl.edu 12-10-08-6-4


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Luthera -.^,.�;"
University -4an-.Church
& Campus
1826 W- UIt iv Ae
Student Bible Study - Wed. 5:30
Worship. li)-25.am Sundays

Methodist
Grace United Methodist
Church


S [II W Roommates 11 Real Estate


Roommate needed 2BR/2.5Ba furn town-
home in Brighton Park on bus route to UF
every 15 mins. $400/mo + utils. Call Babby
352-665-0751 1-6-08-7-4


Walk to Shands, VA & UF campus. 2/2 first
floor corner, W/D, part furn. Avail Jan 09.
$800 + util. Flex terms. SW 13th St & SW
16thAve. 561-373-0979 1-6-08-6-4



Female needed for a great 4/2 house. DW,
W/D, and pool. Also includes utils. Very nice
neighborhood location. $390 to $495. 6 or 12
mo lease. Please call Mr. Kristoff 332-5030
1-7-08-7-4



ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
Near library downtown. $285-$375/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
1-6-08-5-4


Orthodox
Christian
St. Elizabeth's Greek
Orthodox Church
Worship, Witness, Serve: living
the Christian Faith since 33ad.
If you haven't heard Orthodoxy,
maybe now's the time.
Visit: stelizabeth.fl.goarcb.org

Presbyterian


Sunday Bible Study 9:30am Faith Presbyterian Church
Sunday W\Vorship 9:00 & 10:45 10Am Worship
9325 W. Newberrn Rd. 9Am Sunday School
'352-332-S770 gracefl.org - 5916 NW 39th Avenue
www.facebook.dj/pas.port " .Giaine'ville
- bPhone: 352-377-5482
University United Methodist- _'w'-fpc-gnv.org
Church
The Wesley Foundation meeting First Presbyterian Church
at the Presbvterian Student . 106 S\V 3rd Street
Ceptter Are you new to the heart of
' 1402 W Uni ersitN A% enue Gainesville:' Come \worship wi


wgjz, ' al4 0mble with like
6mi % ek/tri to'reflect,
and want to siudy the character
-of Jesus at a convenient time
on each sabbath. All scholarly
Versions appreciated. No post
biblical self proclaimed prophets.
special messenger!apostles,.etc.
are used. Call George-222.197 4..
if interested. I can transport 1
or 2.

Universal Faith Ministries
Night of harvest crops are in
12/5-6/08 (! 8pm. The crops
are plenty and the laborers are
few ask the Lord of Harvest for
laborers. Hosted by Universal
Faith Ministries 1930 NF Waldo
Rd. Gainesville FL 32609


Ave.
-15 blocks north of the stadium)
-www.JewishGator.com

Krishna

Krishna House
214 NW 14th St. Gnsv. 32603
Intro Meditation bahtki-soga
Krishna Breakfast M-F 7:00 ANM
Gita/Kirtan/feast W-F 6:30 PMN
Pure vcgdrnvegetarian Prasad
NM-F 2-4 PM Saturday 6.9 PNI
(352)222-2886
krishnalunch.com


Sunday Worship Cafe:
Traditional Blend 9:30am
Free Breakfast 10:30am
Modern Mix 1l:00amn
Thursday - The Gathering Spm
ufwesley.com for more info

First United Methodist
Church
Traditional Sunday Worship
8:25am and 10:55am. All Age.s
Sunday School Groups - 9:45am,
Wednesday Dinner ($2
Students) and Classe, - 5:30-7:
30pm
419 NE I t St. www.tumcgnv.org
(3521372-8523

Non-Denominational

University City Church of
Christ -.
Gators for Christ campus mini.st,,
- college group meets at
Uniher'its City church on
Sunday% s at 9:30am and
Wednesday, at 7pm - practical
applicanon from God's Nword. plus
service projects, large group event.,
free meals, and much more...
(directions and events calendar at
www.gatorstorch'rist.org)


us!
8:30 am or 10:55 am
College Bible Study Wed. 8:30
pmn

Presbyterian & Disciples of
Christ Student Center
Open, affirming and spiritually
diverse. Tai:e %worship Sun. at
7pm. $1 Dinner- Weds. at 7pm.
Theology on Tap Tues. Stubbies
Pub Do ntown Fpm.
1402 Univ-rfitx Ave,
376-7539 pdcsc.org

Westminister Presbyterian
1521 NW 34 STREET
WORSHIP: 9:30
REFRESHMENTS: 10:30
STUDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY
WELCOME.


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home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of pos-
sible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted
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SEE ALL CONDOS
WWW.UFCONDOMINIUMS.COM
Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
12-10-74-5

NEW CONDOS -WALK to U,4
3 BIks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 12-10-
74-5






Brand new luxury condos starting at $220k.
Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony,
steel & concrete construction, alarm system.
Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453 4-22-72-5

AFFORDABLE LUXURYNEW CONSTRUC-
TION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL
2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite
Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF. Matt
Price, Campus Realty 352-281-3551
12-10-16-5

CONDOS AT UF
www.CONDOSatUF.com
Matt & Tiffany Thomas, Bosshardt Realty
(352) 494-0194 or (352) 316-5556 2-17-
60-5

Rare condo 2350sf,3br/2.5b,ba/den
Lg 2car gar,new 2-zone hvac, mins
to UFShands,VA-Immaculate
$309K/Call C.Z. Essoe 328-6946
Matchmaker Realty 372-3930 12-8-08-10-5

1BR/1BA CONDO
$85,000. 352-213-3943 12-8-5-5

3/2 split plan in NW Gainesville $196,000
Talbot district, Large Master Bed &-j.b,
view of Pond & Woods, Bonus Room.
b.wunderlich@juno.com or 706.691.9784
1-8-08-7-5

AUCTIONS! Saturday December 6th 10:
00 A.M. 211 Acres- Highway 142, Selmer,
Tennessee. 1:00 P.M. 85 Acres- Harris Road,
Crump, Tennessee. FREE BROCHURE:
(877)914-7653. Garner Auctions, Inc. Ken
Garner TN FIRM 4293. www.garnerauction
sinc.com. 12-5-1-5

3BR/2BA Foreclosure! $11,000! Only $1991
Mo! 5% down 15 years @ 8% apr. Buy, 4/BR
$259/Mol For listings (800)366-9783 ExI
5798. 12-5-1-5

Never Rent Again! Buy, 4Br 2Ba $15,400!
Only $199/Mo! 3 Br $11,000! 5% down
15years 8%. HUD Homes Availablel for list-
ings (800)366-9783 ext 5796. 12-5-1-5

NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS-
Handyman special bordering U.S.F.S.
paved dr., well, septic, singlewide with'4p
near Lake Nantahala, borders paved road.
Only $49,000. http://valleytownrealty.com
(800)632-2212 valleytownrealty@verizon.n
et. 12-5-1-5

VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 2 acres on mountain
top near New River State Park, great fishing,
view, private. $29,500 must sell, call owner
(866)789-8535. 12-5-1-5

TENNESSEE LAND RUSH! 1+acre to 2jcre
homesites, wood, views. Starting at $59,900.
Tenn River & Nick-a-Jack view tracts now
available! Retirement guide rates this area #2
in U.S. places to retire. Low cost of living, no
impact fee. (330)699-2741 or (866)550-5263,
Ask About Mini Vacation! 12-5-1-5

MID TENN MTNS By Owner, 5 acres, per-
fect mountaintop cabin-site w/woods. Smali
stream in back of property. A must see'
$26,900. Owner Financing (931)445-311
12-5-1-5


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14EALLIGATOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5,2008


all Real Estate 1 Furnishings


SFor Sale M motorcycles, Mopeds Motorcycles, Mopeds


South Carolina low country Hunting/
Recreation Tracts for sale. Close to 1-95 in
Bamberg CO. Peaceful/secluded and loaded
w% deer, turkey, hogs and timber value too.
42ft-85ac-120ac-235ac-500ac-730ac- all
on the Little Salkahatchie river. Roads, game
plots, stands new Ready to hunt. Priced
below marketll Call Now (803)826-6033
(Brokers Protected). 12-5-1-5

S Furnishings

BED - QUEEN - $110 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-10-08-74-6
BED - FULL SIZE - $90 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
3-b0846 12-10-08-74-6
MICROFIBER SOFA& LOVESEAT - $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600.352-372-7490
12-10-08-74-6
BED - KING - $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in plas-
tic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can
deliver. 12-10-08-74-6
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
12-10-74-6
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 12-10-08-74-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
12-10-08-74-6
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
.still jn boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
MJs5ell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 12-
10-74-6
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-10-08-74-6
"BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW*
"Full $100 Queen $125 King $200"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
12-10-74-6
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846. 12-10-74-6
Bed-All New Kingl 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
12-10-74-6
BE4*OOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxesI 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-10-08-
74-6
FUTON - $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-10-74-6
POOL TABLE - Gorgeous 8"All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
13raili new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
12-10-74-6
HOT TUB/SPA - $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-10-74-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New in plastic, warr. Can del. $100 317-4031
SOFA $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still
in pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 12-10-74-6


WIFE RAN AROUND I
All over town, looking for the best deals on
furniture and bedding. She found them at
Dumas Discount Furniture and Bedding
1201 East Univ. Av 352-371-4422
12-10-08-74-6


Computers

CASH PAID FOR LAPTOP'S
Buy - Sell - Trade Any Condition
336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz Joel 4-22-
08-72-7

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CO PUTER
12-10-74-7
Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. -No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount
w/ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041.
www.GatorlandComputers.com 12-10-74-7
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
12-10-08-72-7


. Bicycles

In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
* Best Prices in Town *
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
12-10-74-9


EIT For Sale

PARKING:
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-10-08-74-10


UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
to: http://www.surplus.ufl.edu/online/
12-10-08-99-10

PARTY SUPPLIES Complete line of
Bar Suppies, glassware, beer taps, draft
beer equipment. Professional Cooking
Utensils. R.W. Beaty Co 1206 N Main St.
RWBEATY.COM 376-5939 M-F 8-5, Sa 10-3
12-10-74-10

X-Mas Cash and Beyond!
People will anxiously send you $130
each...Automated, fast results, and easy to
follow. Great for college students.
www.income4u2day.com 12-5-08-3-10

AC/HEAT UNIT 220 - Whirlpool
about 2'x2'. Cold BTU - 17, 800, Heat BTU
- 15,000. Works great. (New $600) ASKING
$175/OBO. 352-529-9107 12-5-08-1-10

Huge Yard & Garage Sale Extravaganza
ONE DAY ONLY
Sunday, Dec 7, 2008 8:00am-3:00pm
Clothing - Toys - Electronics - Art - Books
Household & Kitchen Items & Much More!
Many new and almost new treasures!
Bargains, Bargains, Bargains!
At: Lubavitch-Chabad
Jewish Student and Community Center
2021 NW 5th Ave - 5 blks north of stadium
12-5-2-10

ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you earn
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000000****** SCOOTERS 000****000
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
12-10-08-74-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
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Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14thAve, Ste D, 336-1271
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***GatorMoto***
Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator
Grads! New scooters starting at$999. No legit
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included. 376-6275GatorMoto.com 12-10-
08-74-11

SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail $19.99 oil changes!! 336-1271
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***www. BuyMyScooter.com***
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GATORMOTO is Gainesville's number 1
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scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor
rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run
by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our
customers! 376-6275 12-10-08-74-11'


SWAMP CYCLES
New location - Closest to campus.
Scooters-Service-Pickup-Parts-Acces more!
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12-10-74-11

***SOLANO CYCLE***
Scooters from $899. Largest selection from
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M 1 Autos


*FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 15 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-10-08-74-12

CARS - CARS BuyOSellTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-22-72-12

OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
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2715 N MAIN 377-1616
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numbers from one to nine.






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$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
4-22-72-12

JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
*0000 YOU PAY ONLY $40!1! *****0000
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY
CALL DON 215-7987 12-10-08-74-12


CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas 0 Chevys 0 Jeeps and morel
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
12-10-74-12


*FAST CASH PAID*
For any running cars or trucks. 1995 and
up. Clean or ugly. Segovia 352-284-8619
4-22-72-12

*****ATTENTION*****
OS**OSUN CITY AUTO SALESOOOOO
WHY PAY MORE? YOU COULD PAY LESS!
300+ vehicles @ wholesale prices 338-1999
4-22-08-72-12

*PICK UP BED LINER - All Star, black, fair
cond. 57"x95", fits Dodge Dakota $75/OBO
*PICK UP TOPPER - great cond, silver
60"x91" fits S-10 longbed. $200/OBO.
Call 352-529-9107 12-5-08-3-12

2003 Honda Civic LX sedan 98k automatic,
AC, CD, silver with gray cloth, power every-
thing, very clean, $8,400 OBO 352.514.1800
- pics: lunadog@cox.net 1-8-9-12


$$ CASH TODAY! $$
For your unwanted cars
Junkll Trucks, RVS & Wrecksill
TOP DOLLAR PAID
386-234-0072 & 386-234-0075
12-10-08-5-12

DONATE YOUR VEHICLE RECEIVE
$1000 GROCERY COUPON UNITED
BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION
Free Mammograms, Breast Cancer Info
www.ubcf.info FREE Towing, Tax Deductible,
Non-Runners Accepted, (888)468-5964.
12-5-1-12

Police Impounds! 95 Honda Civic $7001 94
Acura Integra $700! 93 Honda Accord $650!
for listings call (800)366-9813 Ext 9275. 12-
5-1-12


Ml WWanted

LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold * Diamonds * Gems * Class Rings
" ETC * Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 12-
10-74-13

UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-22-
08-72-13

BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of funl And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 12-10-08-74-13


Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis


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of the Year
6 MS. enclosure
9 Take delight (in)
14 Oasis ovemighter
15 Ulysses's C.I.C.
16 Napoleon,
ultimately
17 Airy refrain
18 "My Friend
Flicka," e.g.?
20 Take
22 Rating org.
23 Seek answers
24 Send down a
pitcher?
26 Application datum
27 It's satisfying to
hit it
32 "Don't go in
there!"
37 First-century
emperor
38 What happens at
about five o'clock
at a daycare
center?
42 Architect
Saarinen
43 Passing words
44 Film-editing
device -
48 Way to go: Abbr.
49 Game for Shiraz
swingers?
55 EVian, for one
58 Musical motif, to
- Mascagni
59 Foretopman, e.g.
60 Indonesian
officer?
63 Titled rapper
64 Olds compact
65 Where many
Sami live: Abbr.
66 1986 rock
autobiography
67 Stocky dog
68 Tick off
69 Gall

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Dali" poet
3 Apples since
1998
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7 Los Alamos
project
8 Sniggler's gear
9 Peter Jackson's
"King Kong" was
one
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11 Kimberly-Clark
household brand
12 Big Green
opponents
13 Vichyssoise
veggie
19 Dash feature
21 Heat unit
25 It could be final
28 Tucked in
29 Persian fairy
30 Normandy river
31 Flip
32 Tabloid subject
33 God, in the
beginning?
34 "Bake-n-":
Rhodes product
line
35 French mine?
36 English poet
laureate, 1790-
1813
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Alaska/Canada
range
41 Like some
swirling winds
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46 Cinematic Cobb
47 Suit's suit,
maybe
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51 Belt size,
basically


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number
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played Aunt Clara
on "Bewitched'
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game
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61 Vein find
62 Flood survivor


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The American Cancer Society
Road to Recovery Volunteers Neededl
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.

$$$Need Cash?$$$
I'll buy gold, jewelry, guns, cars/motorcycles,
or anything of value. Will pay cash on the
spot. Call (561) 252-3135 or (386) 972-6699
12-10-08-6-13.


PARK PLACE CAR WASH
Now Hiring FT & PT positions available.
Great environment, flexible hours. Apply in.
person 7404 NW 4th Blvd-Across from Home
Depot .1-6-08-74-14

Phone survey interviewers wanted.
Start work today! No sales,
opinion research only! Flexible
Scheds! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call Now!
1-6-74-14

$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$
For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
niture. No appt.necessary! - Sandy's Savvy


Warriors for Christ 1226 4-22-08-72-14,
1226 4-22-08-72-14

Help Feed the Homeless Now you can easily
Work Program Now
In the Downtown Plaza - Sundays at 4pm Submit your classified ad
Contributions would be greatly appreciated for print andlor web editions
to help with our community project
* Monetary Gifts WelcomedO right thru our website!
Canned Goods * Blankets * Etc Just go to
Mail to: 3207 NW,53rd Ave, Gville 32605 www.alligator.org/classifieds
WILL PICK UP TOOl Visa and Mastercard accepted.
For information call Pastor John 246-6623
12-10-4-13 BARTENDING


il Help Wanted


This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings

S the independent florida

alligator

FULL-TIME ACCOUNTING CLERK

Full-time position in accounts receiveable.
Must be able to work from 8am-5pm, M-F.
This position combines billing with sales
related reports, cash receipts posting, mark-
ing up the paper, etc. Communication skills
with customers and students important.
QuickBooks and Excel spreadsheets experi-
ence preferred.

Please send resume, along with a cover
letter, to: Business Office, The Independent
Florida Alligator, PO Box 14257, Gainesville,
FL 32604-2257. Email:
rmalloy@alligator.org AND
tcarey@alligator.org or
Fax 352-376-4556.
No phone calls please.
EOE

LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving
record, drug-free, personal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-22-72-14

Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and computer science needed for
various positions. Flexible schedules and
competitive pay. .Join our team! Learn more
at www.gleim.com/employment 12-10-08-'
74-14

Political/Commercial Call Center
Phone reps needed ASAP Political & Corp
Campaigns. Up to $9/hr + bonus potential.
352/371-5888 X111, 4112 NW 22 Dr. 12-
10-74-14

EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
$$$$$$$$$$$$
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW6th St.
352-378-9204
1-6-08-74-14

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.


$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 1-6-08-74-14

CNA TRAINING CLASS: $250! Work at your
own time & pace in your own home! To get
program on DVD's call 352-597-2559. For
online program visit www.lapcnatraining.com
Get started right away! 4-22-72-14

www.gatorsneedjobs.com
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on surveys.
1-6-75-14

DOMINO'S PIZZA
Now hiring future managers. 8 locations
serving Gainesville 352-283-0077 12-10-
08-74-14

DOMINO'S
Now hiring Delivery Drivers - $12-$16/hr. You
need a great attitude & dependable car. Hiring
lunch, dinner & late night shifts. Our closing
drivers earn $100 per night. Apply @ any of
our 8 location or @ gatordominos.com/jobs.
12-10-08-74-14
Tired of Working Retail?
Local real estate co. hiring part-time Sales &
Leasing Associates. Need previous sales
or retail exp & outgoing personality. No real
estate exp req (training provided). Bonuses
& benefits. Send resume, cover letter & avail
schedule to hr@trimarkproperties.com
4-22-72-14

CLEANING JOBS
All around cleaning & laundy FT/PT. Sun -
Fri, 12pm-7pm $7/hr. Call 256-3323 for more
info and interview. 12-10-08-38-14


Earn $1000-$3200 a month
to drive new cars with ads.
www.AdCarCity.com 12-8-30-14

Software Developer, P/T or F/T
For small medical software company in
Gainesville. Full or part time with flexible
scheduling. Experience with VB6 and/or SQL
are a plus. www.oandp.com/careers 1-6-
08-21-14

GET A FREE CLASSIFIED AD!
AND

HELP FEED THE NEEDY
FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Bring in 5 non-perishable food items and
get a coupon for a
One Day Basic Classified Ad
Both Print AND Web Versions
Coupons are valid through July 31, 2009.
Donations must be brought to
The Indepent Florida Alligator office at
1105 West University Ave between
8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.
Food drive runs through Dec. 10, 2008
You CAN make a difference:)
Coupon value is $9.00
Proceeds go to
Gainesville Harvest


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SANDY'S SAVVY CHIC RESALE
BOUTIQUE NOW HIRING. Great working
environment. PT/FT positions available. -$7-
$7.50/hr + incentives. 352-372-1226 - 2906
NW 13th St. 12-10-08-14-14 A


Orange and Blue Textbooks is taking applica-
tions for Spring Semester book rush. Looking
for upbeat, experienced cashiers, floor ano
shipping people. Apply in person at the store
309 NW 13th Street. Availability during the
semester break a plus. 1-7-15-14


Spring09 SALES INTERNS
Breakthrough leadership co. neecrs asser-
tive interns td help generate leads in top
US companies. http://perthleadership.orgi
internsales.htm 12-10-08-13-14


RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALISTS
*Part-time hourly work
*Flexible schedules
*$8 an hour to start
Apply online at RGIS.COM 12-10-08-12-14


WEB DEVELOPERS wanted at UF's Center
for Instructional Technology and Training.
Familiarity with Dreamweaver, CSS,
XHTML and Photoshop required.
Portfolio links must be included with
application. Full or part time positions.
Pay starts at $10.00 per hour.
jksmith@ufl.edu, online application at
http://www.citt.ufl.edu/employment.php.
12-10-08-12-14


Holiday Help
Great Pay
Work in Gville or Htown
over winter break. PT/FT
Resume Builder, No exp neces,
.Conditions apply
vbww.workforstudents.com
352-872-6655
12-10-10-14


Sun Country Sports is hiring! All programs,
all levels. Office, Gymnastics, Rockwall,
Cheerleading, Tumbling, Dance, Afterschool,
leaning/Maintenance, Drivers &.'fts.
Applications available online at
www.suncountrysports.com. Fill one out
today and bring to either location.
12-10-08-9-14


ARTISTIFASHION DESIGNER NEEDED
hot new up and coming clothing line needs
and artist/designer serious only $$$ will pay
call eric chandler @ 3523637085 .
12-5-5-14


WANTED: Students that need money
for monthly expenses. Earning potential
up to $3,200 per month. Send email to:
fortlaw4@aol.com (Titled-Wanted)
12-5-5-14







Have a 3.6 GPA & want to earn some extra
cash? We are now hiring notetakers for
Spring. Go to www.HowlgotanA.com
12-5-08-5-14

Certified MA or LPN - Full Time, M-F
Days
with benefits. Busy Family Practice needs a
self motivated MA or LPN to work for a fasi
paced office. Ability to work up and complete
vitals for patients and assist phys(an ir
routine office visits, PAPS, Physicals,-EKG's
Minor Surgeries, Injections and communi-
cate well with patients:

A HS diploma/GED required. Graduatior
from a recognized training facility for medical
assistants or LPN preferred with at least one
year of experience in -a physician practice
required.

Fax resume to 352-333-6080 or qgail tc
apply432@yahoo.com 12-5-08-5-1-


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Help Wanted
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File Clerk needed FT or PT for busy family
practice. HS Diploma or GED required
along with one year experience in office
er.'inment. Needs proficient computer
skills, accurate typing and spelling. Fax
resume to 352-333-6080 or email to
apply432@yahoo.com
12-8-08-5-14

*MOVIE EXTRAS NEEDED!*
All looks and ages wanted for films. No
experience needed. Earn from $150 to
$250/jy. Call now! 1-888-268-5460 ext 319
1-7-0t9-14
UF Survey Research Center
Telephone Interviewers
NO SALES
$8.00-$8.50/hr
Students and Non-Students
(352)-392-2908 Ext: 105
12 8 W. University Ave. Suite 106
12-8--14

T/TH 8 to 6 NANNY
must start Tue 01-06 thru April;
infant exp req.
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,
pix, sched. gnv@nanoneone.com 1-6-08-
8-14

Bilingual NANNY: Eng/Russ or
Eng/Ger; 20-30 hrs/ M-F 9-3pm;
$10/hr; inf exp req; e-mail res, pix, sched;
Noah's Ark Nanny gnv@nanoneone.com
1-6-08-8-14

OFFICE ASSISTANT

Approx 25 hr/wk, afternoons and some Sat
mornings. Tasks include taking rent pay-
ments, answering phone, filing, writing let-
ters. Min 1-yr commitment expected.Starting
pay $7.50/hr. Good PTjob for student. Please
send resume and cover Itr to Gore-Rabell
Real Estate, 909 NW 6th St, Gvl 32601.
Email rabell@atlantic.net or fax to 378-2411.
No phone calls please. 1-6-08-7-14

PIANO TEACHER WANTED
Instruction required in NW home. 3 miles
from campus for middle school child. Please
email ,�me to paulsrothstein@yahoo.com
12-10-0K-5-14

Outgoing energetic with adv/PR major or exp
in field for paid internship w/ local company.
Start immediately. Flex hrs. 6-10 hrs/wk.
You'll be working for UF grad. Email resume
to soofinc@yahoo.com 1-6-08-6-14

ONLINE FITNESS COACHES WANTED:
A nationally known infomercial company
is looking for people to help motivate their
customers. No experience Necessary! NO
SELLING! NO INVENTORY! Make great
money working from your location! Call Joel
at:(352) 486-1587 12-8-3-14 -

*IT/Programming Internship. Local invest-
ment firm seeks individual to work PT/FT
with SQL, HTML, ASP, databases, servers,
and networks. 2+ yrs exp pref. $15-20 per
hour + bonuses, long term capability. Fax re-
sume to 352-378-4156.* 1-30-08-21-14

Work 0lle the Kids Are at School
9-12 M-F
Great Office Enviroment
Mailroom Duties, 15-20 hrs per week
Call for Interview: 352-327-3595 1-6-08-
5-14

SERVER
Experienced & friendly. Hiring for January.
Train now & be off for the holidays. Apply in
person b/t 3-5. Napolatanos 606 NW75th St.
1-12-e0-14

KITCHEN HELP
Experienced & reliable for nights & week-
ends. Apply in person b/t 3-5. Napolatanos
606 NW 75th St. 1-12-08-9-14

Help wanted for serious hardworking trust-
worthy student. Gen/const labor, carpentry,
chainsaw work & heavy lifting. $7-$7.50/hr.
PT, fle,.s. 376-6183, 327-2931 *for student
only, if you are in Gville during the break*
12-8-08-2-14


IMBER 5, 2008


M Help Wanted 1


COURIER
PT position. Mon.-Fri., 12 to 5. Must have
valid FL driver's license. Friendly, energetic,
reliable person needed. Apply in person:
Contemporary Mgmt. Concepts 13400
Progress Blvd. Alachua 12-10-08-4-14 -

No Truck Driver Experience-No Problem. Wil-
Trans Trucking Will Teach You How to Drive.
Company Sponsored CDL Training. Be OTR
in Three Weeks. (888)368-1205. Must be 23.
12-5-1-14

DRIVERS: CALL TODAY Sign-On Bonus
35-41cpm Earn over $1000 weekly Excellent
Benefits Need CDL-A & 3 mos recent OTR
(877)258-8782 www.meltontruck.com 12-
5-1-14

Driver- PTL-Needs Company Drivers- CDL-A
earn up to 40 cpm. 1/2cpm increase every
60K miles. Average 2,800 miles/week.
www.ptl-inc.com Call (877)740-6262. 12-
5-1-14

Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT- needs
qualified drivers for Central Florida- Local
& National OTR positions. Food grade
tanker, no hazmat, no pumps, great ben-
efits, competitive pay & new equipment.
(866)GO-BYNUM. Need 2 years experience.
12-5-1-14

JOB CRAFTERS, INC. NOW HIRINGIIll!
FIRST CLASS-SHIPYARD CRAFTS LONG
TERM WORK FL, AL, MS OVER TIME &
PER DIEM PHONE: (800)371-7504 OR
(251)433-1270 FAX: (251)433-0018 EOE
www.jobcrafters.net. 12-5-1-14


a Services

IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 4-22-72-15

EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250' x
160' riding ring, round pen & jump paddock.
Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19 sepa-
rate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-3175
everglade-equestrian.com 4-22-74-15

Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/evelwkend. Class sizes limited. 338-
1193 for details expresstrainingservices.com
4-22-08-72-15

PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
339-2199
1-6-75-15

TLC HORSEBOARD
All facilities & amenities, quality instruc-
tion; 15 minutes from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Ctr. 4-22-72-15

**GATOR MOVING & STORAGE **
Local and long distance moving
One item or a housefull
10% off with this ad! FL Reg IM 19
Call Nowl 352-374-4791, 800-797-6766
4-22-08-72-15

T-SHIRT SCREEN PRINTING
Greeks-Sports-Clubs-Bands
*Call or Stop by for a QUOTE*
MONSTER PRESS 373-3355
424 W UNIVAVE (in Spin Cycle)
1-6-75-15

HORSE BOARDING
12 x 12 stall - cement block barn. Good grass
turnout with room to-run! Limited # of stalls
available. 352-472-2627 for info & directions.
1-6-08-75-15

PENNY PINCHER
CLEANING SERVICE
Residential 0 Commercial * Move-Outs
Complete Cleaning Service 0 Licensed
Penny Biggs 727-8392 1-6-75-15


Services


HYPNOTIST - Stop smoking. Improve
memory & concentration. Elminate bad hab-
its. Past life regression. Learn self hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079 1-6-75-15

GAINESVILLE DERMATOLOGY
AESTHETIC CENTER
352-333-3223 (FACE)
Laser Hair Removal*Cosmetic Fillers
Botox*Acne Scar Treatments*Facials
12-10-08-73-15

SPEEDING TICKETS?
Sharon Ruth, Esq.
352-494-8848
1-6-75-15

IMMIGRATION LAW
Marriage Visas
Employment Visas-Naturalization
Richard Ruth, Esq. 352-335-6748
www.ruthlaw.com
1-6-75-15

***** MOVING? *****
****** FREEWAY MOVING ******
You'll love our low rates & references. Student
Discount. Call 352-256-0999. Lic #1M707
12-10-23-15

GOLF INSTRUCTION
28 yrs exp. Golf School Available-Authorized
Mizuno Dealer. Student Discounts. Contact
Britt Mims - Turkey Creek 352-246-8682
12-10-13-15

Trying to brush up on a foreign language?
Tutoring in Spanish,German & others. 6
Years language teaching experience. Call
Scott 862-324-5163 $20/hour. 12-10-08-
8-15

Gator Slide Farm: Horse boarding. Owner
housing. Dressage, stadium jumping, X-
country. Lessons/schooling opportunities.
Feeding/mucking mitigate monthly charges.
Visitors always welcome. Contact Dibble
352.466.3538 or gtrslfrm@aol.com. 1-9-
08-10-15

Absolute Value Automotive
Major/minor auto repairs ASE cert. Free
pickup & delivery of your car. UF grad
owned. Lowest price guaranteed. All
maket models. 9420 NW 13th St 379-3130
1-30-08-23-15

Run your ad STATEWIDEI Run your clas-
sified ad in over 100 Florida newspapers
reaching over 4 MILLION readers for
$475. Call this newspaper or (866)742-
1373 for more details or visit: www.florida-
classifieds.com. 12-5-1-15

Post Office Now Hiring! Avg Pay $20/hr or.
$57K/yr Including Federal Benefits and OT.
Placed by adSource not affiliated w/USPS
who hires. Call (866)713-4492. 12-5-1-15

Learn to Operate a Crane or Bull Dozer
Heavy Equipment Training. National
Certification. Financial & Placement
Assistance. Georgia School of Construction.
www.Heavy5.com Use code "FLCNH" or call
(866)218-2763. 12-5-1-15

ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from
Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call (866)858-2121,
www.CenturaOnline.com. 12-5-1-15

AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train for high
paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA
approved program. Financial aid if qualified
- Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation
Institute of Maintenance (888)349-5387.
12-5-1-15

NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST OFFICE
JOBS. $18-$20/HR. NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS, VACATIONS.
CALL (800)910-9941 TODAY! REF #FL08.
12-5-1-15


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


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All Women's Health Center
ABORTION
Free Pregnancy Test
RU-486 Available
378-9191
www.abortiongainesville.com
4-22-72-16

THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Only $119!
Gain muscle while you lose fat
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12-10-74-16

ABORTION
Pill and Surgical
Women doctors 372-1664.
Breads and Roses Women Health Center
www.breadroses.com-
12-10-68-16

Pregnant?? Considering adoption?? A suc-
cessful educated woman seeks to adopt,
and needs your help! Will be a loving full-
time mom. Financial security. Expenses paid.
Call Lisa. (800) 900-2980, pin 00. FL Bar#
0150789. 12-5-1-16

Feeling Anxious About The Future? Buy
and read Dianetics by L. Ron Hubbard.
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www.DianeticsTampa.org or Call (813)872-
0722. 12-5-1-16


E ll Typing Services

SAME DAY SERVICE (When Possible):
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chures, newsletters, flyers, ads, logos, graph-
ics, books. 0 Resume service. 20 years exp.
* Connie 271-2677 cgraphix@bellsouth.net
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5,2008


ALLIGATOR
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Championship


could be classic
By MIKE McCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
mmccall@alligator.org

Even Tim Tebow couldn't have imagined this.
Moments after UF fell to Mississippi at home on Sept.
27, the Gators' quarterback issued a teary-eyed promise
that he and his teammates would work harder than any
players before them.
He had no way of knowing just how true that statement
would become.
"I just tried to say heartfelt things, not make any state-
ments like we're going to win the rest of our
games or go undefeated or anything," Tebow
said. "It was just that we were going to play
. with intensity, play with passion, character
Foo all and love for the game."
The strategy has worked on a higher level
than Tebow could have expected, as UF has gone unde-
feated since the comments, reeling off eight straight wins
by a margin of 414-97, with the closest contest a 28-pointer
against Vanderbilt.
Now, the thing that felt so distant for Tebow that after-
noon at the podium is within reach - a national champi-
onship.
The No. 2 Gators (11-1) are one game away from a
probable berth in the BCS Championship Game. All
that remains is a duel with No. 1 Alabama (12-0) for the
Southeastern Conference title.
The two squads rank near the top of almost every SEC
statistical category, leading some to proclaim it as the great-
est conference championship matchup ever.
The Gator; lead the SEC in scoring offense (46.3), rushing
offense (237.1 yards) and total offense (449.4 yards), while
the Crimson Tide is first in scoring defense (11.5), rushing
Alligator File Photo defense (73.6 yards) and total defense (248.5 yards).
UF quarterback Tim Tebow runs to the Alabama 3-yard line in the It's a clash of different styles, as UF's high-scoring of-
Gators' 28-13 home win against the Tide on Sept. 30, 2006. SEE SEC, PAGE 18

UF MEN'S BASKETBALL

Hodge, Werner look to get in gear at FSU


By MIKE DiFERDINANDO -
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

In recent days, the Gators' two most
veteran players have played like anything
but.
After being benched for most of the sec-
ond half against Florida A&M Tuesday, ju-
nior forward Dan Werner and senior guard
Walter Hodge are scrambling to find their
form before UF's showdown with Florida
State (7-1) on Sunday night in Tallahassee.
The Seminoles have won the last two
meetings between the teams and three of
the last four.
"Since coming back from Kansas City,
for whatever reason, it seems like I'm not


doing as well," Werner said. "I haven't
come out with the same energy. I haven't
really been leading by example."
"Every time (the Seminoles) play
against us, it's like a champion-
ship for them."
Walter Hodge
UF senior guard

After their win against Washington
in the CBE Classic, neither Werner (11.1
points per game on the season) nor Hodge
(6.6) has scored in double figures.
"My offense isn't that good right now,
but it's going to get there," Hodge said.


If No. 23 UF (6-1) hopes to resuscitate
the rivalry, Werner and Hodge will have to
find a way to right the ship.
"I don't think these last two games
they have been consistent," UF coach Billy
Donovan said. "Not with their scoring, but
just the things they normally can provide
for us in a game."
While Hodge is still searching for a cure
to his ailing game, the recent struggles
haven't seemed to affect his swagger.
"Every time (the Seminoles) play
against us, it's like a championship for
them," Hodge said. "We don't like them,
and they don't like us. Every year you look
forward to that game."
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 18


UF victory


vs. Alabama


inevitable
H ere it is. Finally.
The game that has been
hyped since even before
each team had clinched its respec'-
tive division.
And, thankfully, theSoutheastern
Conference Championship Game
will pair the league's top two teams.
(I'm looking at you, Big 12.)
This will be No. 1 vs. No. 2.
"I heard it was like a Super Bowl
for college," freshman speedster
Jeff Demps said.
Well, maybe not, Jeff. There's
probably not an old washed-up
__ music act


Phil Kegler
Phil on the Hill


slated for
halftime.
This will
be the sig-
nature win
UF needs to
qualify as a


pkegler@alligator.org great team.
Be ca use
the truth is, the Gators really
haven't played anyone so far this
season.
It's not really their fault the SEC
was down this year. But while UtT
has been steamrolling through its
schedule, who has it really faced?
First was a Hawaii team that
was a shell of its 2007 squad that
got murdered by Georgia in the
Sugar Bowl.
Next came Miami, a young,
athletic team that will be good
down the road. A decent amount of
athleticism but a lack of leadership
hurt this team trying to come into
The Swamp and win. (Remember,
UF led only 9-3 late in this game,
the first game Percy Harvin played
in after returning from injury).
A trip to Knoxville smelled like a
blowout going in, and no one even
realized at that moment how bad
the Volunteers were going to be.
Mississippi came into
Gainesville and gave UF a slap in
the face, although it was self-in-

SEE PHIL, PAGE 18


Today's question: What will be the result of the
UF-Alabama game on Saturday?

Monday's question: What is more important
to a football team: speed or power?
(see right for results)


Percent (Votes)
Speed 78% (90)
Power 22% (25)
115 TOTAL VOTES


* Redshirt freshman Chris Rainey limped out of
practice Thursday, and coach Urban Meyer said
the running back had a recurring groin injury that
might require surgery after the season. Percy Har-
vin is still questionable for Saturday's game.


* Two relay squads on the UF women's
swimming team captured national titles
in events at Day I of the U.S. Nationals
on Thursday night, and former Gator Ryan
Lochte also took home a title.


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Undefeated 'Bama could use underdog role as motivation on Saturday


SEC, from page 17


fenst and playmaking defense will
go up against Alabama's smash-
mouth, more traditional scheme.
"This is the most intriguing
matchup I've ever done, and ba-
sically it's because of the styles,"
said CBS com-
mentator Gary
Danielson, who
will announce
the game on
television. "This
is Frazier vs. All.
This is ugly vs.
Danielson pretty This is
new vs. old. This
is sirad out vs. tight."
And this is Tebow against the
team he almost joined. When he
was recruited out of St. Augustine
Nease High in 2005, his decision
came down to UF and Alabama,
and despite being a lifelong Gators
fan, he 'couldn't choose until just
minutes before his announcement.


UF coach Urban Meyer knows
things would be drastically differ-
ent if Tebow went to Tuscaloosa,
but he didn't want to accept that
reality at the time.
Meyer said assistant coach Greg
Mattison told him on a recruiting
trip that not landing Tebow would
set the program back 10 years.
"I go, 'Shut up. We'll be all
right,'" Meyer said. "And he goes,
'Ten years.' I got so upset with him
that I grabbed a blanket and didn't
even talk to him the rest of the trip.
But he's right. That's how impor-
tant Tim was."
Things worked out fine for the
Crimson Tide. Then-coach Mike
Shula, who recruited Tebow, was
fired after the next season, clearing
the way for Nick Saban to abandon
the Miami Dolphins and take over.
In just his second season at
Alabama, Saban has led the Tide to
its first undefeated regular season
since 1994, and although his team
has held the top spot in the polls
for several weeks, it comes in as


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Tech could hold on to its undefeated
season. Though the Red Raiders finally
fell, the pass of the year just might he
Harrell's last-second throw to Michael
Crabtree to upend Texas. Still, that
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second-leading rusher, is unable
to play because of an ankle injury,


but for now, the Gators are com-
manding more respect than their
unblemished-opponent.
"If I was Alabama, I definitely
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championship," UF cornerback Joe
Haden said.
"They're still the undefeated
team, still have not lost a game yet.
If I was them, I would definitely
use that as fuel."


PHIL, from page 17


duced by the Gators. This team had to learn it
wasn't invincible, although the Rebels turned
out to be a decent team by year's end.
Heading to Arkansas is where the miracu-
lous turnaround apparently happened for UF.
The fourth quarter, specifically. Tim Tebow
remembered the game was supposed to be
about fun.
Then came another misleading game, when
LSU came to town. Everyone thought the Tigers
would be at least decent this season. They
S weren't. UF hype continued.
Kentucky came to Gainesville with enough
injuries to fill a hospital ward. Gators roll.
Then the game billed in preseason as the
biggest of the year falls on itself. UF stomps
Georgia, and then Urban Meyer shows some
swagger as he begins to realize he may never
have a team this talented again.
Yes, the Bulldogs lost to Alabama and UF,


both respectable. But they also lost at home
to Georgia Tech and only squeaked past 5-7
Auburn and 7-5 South Carolina.
An overmatched Vanderbilt team gets rout-
ed. South Carolina comes and UF sweeps them
up, too. While I like what The Citadel stands
for, I need not talk about its football team. Then
the Gators beat a pathetic rebuilding Seminoles
squad.
Yes, UF has turned heads by its margins of
victory, and I have been impressed like every-
one else.
But why should I be, again?
Oh, I just remembered. Because the Gators
will romp the Crimson Tide, too.
It's no disrespect to Alabama: The Tide
could probably defeat Texas or Penn State in a
bowl, maybe even Southern Cal.
But this Gators juggernaut is something that
is rare. So I'm sorry, college football fans. There
will be no thriller Saturday like Southern Cal-
Texas or Boise State-Oklahoma.
Just another UF blowout.


Gators look to avenge 2007 loss


HOOPS, from page 17


If Hodge wants to back up his
talk, he and his teammates will
have to find a way to slow down
FSU senior guard Toney Douglas
(19 points per game).
Douglas has been something
of a Gator-killer in the past. He
burned UF for 32 points as a fresh-
man at Auburn in 2004.
UF struggled with the size and
physicality of the FSU lineup in last
year's 65-51 loss. The Seminoles
outrebounded the Gators 39-28.
"Last year's game was a game
that there was no question, from
an experience, physical perspec-
tive with Douglas and Rich and
Swan, a really older group against
some of our younger guys,"
Donovan said. "That was the big,
big difference in the game."
The Gators will have their


hands full again with a mammoth
frontcourt that includes 7-foot-1
freshman Soloman Alabi.
"They hit us in the mouth a
little bit," Werner said.
"We're not the biggest team,
: but that doesn't
lN mean we can't


Men's
Basketball


rebound."
The Gators
are averaging 33
boards per game
this season.
As he has


done all season, look for Donovan
to shake up the lineup against
the Seminoles. A move back to
the bench is likely in the cards
for freshman point guard Erving
Walker.
"Florida State's a big team
across the front line, so I think
playing a small lineup would
probably be a difficult thing to do
against them," Donovan said.


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Gators look for revenge against Wolfpack on Sunday


North Carolina State ended UF's postseason tournament run last year


By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

UF hasn't forgotten the way
last season ended.
After having an improved sea-
son. and advancing to the third
round of'the Women's National
Invitation Tournament in March,
the Gators traveled to Raleigh,
N.C., to face North Carolina
State.
And they tanked, losing 80-
55.'
"Clearly, it was very tough be-
cause we got our butts kicked,"
UF coach Amanda Butler said.


"They took it to us, and we just
took it. They appeared to be a
team on a mission, and we kind
of played like a team that was
ready for the season to end."
UF (7-1) has
had to deal
with the painful
memory of that
loss for the past
eight months,
but on Sunday
at 2 p.m., the
Brooks Gators will get
a shot at redemption when they
travel to face the Wolfpack (4-3).
Sha Brooks, who led UF in


that game with 16 points, is not
letting the loss slip out of her
memory, and she has a message
for the Gators' newcomers:
"I would just tell them that
this game is all about revenge,"
Brooks said.
The Wolfpack will be missing
one key ingredient that helped
them in last year's blowout.
Forward Khadijah
Whittington, who tallied 13
points and 17 rebounds, com-
pleted her senior season last year,
but that doesn't mean the Gators
will have an easy time.
UF never found an answer for


North Carolina State point guard
Shayla Fields, who racked up 31
points, and the Gators will have
their hands full again trying to
slow her down.
"Embarrassing. Very embar-
rassing," guard Jennifer Mossor
said of UF's ef-
fort against the
Wolfpack. "We
didn't play well
Women's at all. It was
Basketball just a really bad
game."
While North Carolina State
will throw as big a punch as it
did last season, the Gators will


have a lot more to offer in return
this time around.
They'll be playing with an
edge they didn't have in the
spring and for a shot to.redeem
themselves.
Butler just hopes her team will
use that loss to its advantage. ,
"We want to play our tfest
for us," Butler said. "But I think
when there's that extra little bit of
motivation, and when you know
you've played a team and they
didn't get anywhere near what
your best shot was, you irst
to show that you're better than
what they faced last year."


UF VOLLEYBALL

NCAA Tournament begins against familiar opponent


By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Writer
kmaistri@alligator.org

For the Gators, the first two rounds of
the NCAA Tournament are deja vu all over
again.
Tonight, the O'Connell Center, a famil-
iar'backdrop, will serve as the stage for a
matchup with Florida A&M, a familiar op-
ponent, in UF's 18th consecutive tourna-
ment appearance, a familiar event.
The No. 15-seeded Gators (25-3) have
taken on the Rattlers in the first round
of the postseason three times in the last
seven years, defeating the "other" team
from Tallahassee 3-0 each time.
Florida A&M coach Tanio "Tony"
Trifonov is in his 11th season with the pro-
gram and consistently fields competitive
squads with ample international talent.
"This is not the deepest team we've
played coming out of FAMU," UF coach
Mary Wise said. "But they're very expe-
rienced with a lot of international players
with a ton of game."
When Wise says the Rattlers (14-12)
are thin this season, she's referring to not


only the team's ability, but its roster size
as well.
Florida A&M carries just eight players
- UF carries 14 by comparison - and
only sophomore middle blocker Chelsea
Pennick is American-born.
Trifonov, originally from Bulgafia, has
assembled a team composed almost entire-
ly of Central American, South American
and Eastern European players.
"They play a different style of vol-
leyball," UF junior libero Elyse Cusack
said. "They have a lot of foreign players
who are smart and have all the shots, and
they're hard to defend."
The Rattlers are paced by senior
middle blocker Samara Ferraz, who leads
the, team in blocks per set and ranks
second in kills and hitting percentage.
Though the Gators have home=court ad-
vantage, FAMU isn't making its first trip
to Gainesville this season. The Rattlers
came to town to participate in a four-team
tournament in early September, but the
two teams did not meet.
For the fourth year in a row, UF is host-
ing the first two rounds of the NCAA tour-
nament, a decided advantage considering


the Gators are a perfect 14-0 in front of the
home crowd.
UF was not perfect on the road, how-
ever, and the team that handed the Gators
their first loss of the season will be in the
building Friday night.
"They have a lot of foreign players
who are smart and have all the
shots, and they're hard to defend."
Elyse Cusack
UFjunior libero


Colorado State (22-6) takes on Florida
International (28-6) in the night's other
first-round match, -and the Rams will
likely emerge as the Gators' second-round
opponent.
UF traveled to Fort Collins before con-
ference play and came back battered and
bruised after a 3-0 (26-24, 25-16, 25-14)
beatdown.
Familiarity can be a positive thing
when it comes to preparation, but Wise
was less than ecstatic about seeing No. 22
Colorado State again.
"If we were to play Colorado State, you


could make the argument that we've al-
ready seen them. But on the flipside, that's
a team that handled us pretty easily," she
said.
. The Rams were a more physical team
and overpowered UF's injured middles,
out-blocking the Gators 12-2.
Wise said her young team has come a
long way since that match and has shown
more improvement over the course of
a season than any other unit she has
coached.
"We were fairly simple-in our offense,
fairly predictable, and we weren't serving
and blocking at the level we are now," she
said.
UF will need to play its best volleyball
of the season if it is to make a return trip to
Fort Collins, the location of regional play
once the field is cut from 64 to 16 teams.
In Wise's 17 years, the Gators have ad-
vanced to regional action in every season
except 2004, when they lost to Stanford af-
ter defeating Florida A&M in Tallahassee.
If UF can add two more home victories
to its record, the Gators will be able to
hang another NCAA regional banner in
the practice facility - a familiar result.


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When Timmy Tebow was a 5- or
6-year old boy asking Wuerffel for
his autograph on a church bulletin at
Jacksonville's First Baptist Church, he
didn't know hewould one day have so
much in common with the then-Gators
quarterback.
They have committed their lives
to Jesus Christ. They have won state
championships. They have Heisman
trophies at home.
And, now, they've led their teams
on unprecedented runs. In 1996, the
Gators defeated their regular-season
opponents by just more than 34 points
per game. This year, it's been just more
than 37.
Tebow made a statement for his
team on Sept. 27 after UF's 31-30 loss
against Mississippi by proclaiming no


TOP: A Matthew Stafford pass sails over Georgia wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi and UF cornerback Joe
Haden during the Gators' 49-10 win against the Bulldogs in Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on Nov. 1.
BOTTOM: Former UF coach Steve Spurrier stands on the sidelines with former receiver Ike Hilliard during the
Gators 28-21 win at Vanderbilt on Nov. 9, 1996. UF would clinch the Southeastern Conference East with the win
and would go on to win the conference and national title.


of player and community relations
Terry Jackson, "it makes you want to
do anything for that team."
Part of what they do is win -big.
"The last thing you would think
that they would go out and battle
somebody to the very end, because
they just seem too nice, but that's
exactly what you get from each of
them," Bates said. "The similarities
are all across the board from these two
guys."
And there's more similarity here
than just their quarterbacks.

Quality Losses
Budding confidence bled into
blurred destruction.
Nebraska 62, UF 24.
Michigan 41, UF 35.
The former was in 1996, and the lat-
ter in 2008.
The 1995 Gators - a team Young
said was by far the most talented team
he had ever been on - thought they
would go into the game against the
Cornhuskers and prance away as na-
tional champions.
"It truly pissed us the f*** off,"
Young said. "I was a mad son-of-
a-gun. Honestly, I've never been
so aggravated or upset about los-
ing a game. We didn't show what
we were about that night. We had
the very worst game we could pos-
sibly play, and they had the very best
game they could possibly play.
"They socked us in the mouth and
made us look like a bunch of idiots.
That wasn't going to happen again."
Twelve years later, this Gators
squad didn't feel much better about
their bowl performance.
"It was terrible," Tebow said. "We
just didn't come dut with a lot of heart
and intensity."
It spawned a renewed focus for both
teams.
"Getting embarrassed in the last
bowl game, I think, was one of the
best things to ever happen to Florida
football," UF coach Urban Meyer said.
"Last year's team was an entitled, self-
ish group.
"Everyone's walking around, and
they're telling them how good they
are. Deep in our heart, everyone in this
facility knew there was no chance of
repeat. Then they got slapped on New
Year's Day. They realized you better get
to work."


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TOP: UF quarterback Tim Tebow rushes with the ball in the rain during
the Gators' 45-15 win against Florida State in Doak Campbell Stadium in
Tallahassee on Saturday.
BOTTOM: Former Gators signal-caller Danny Wuerffel throws a pass dur-
ing UF's 62-14 win against Georgia Southern at home on Sept. 7, 1996.


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change when Meyer sat ii
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looking their coach in thi
bright-eyed and bushy-ta
sit straight up with focused
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commitment to workouts.
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Tim Tebow
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Demetric Jackson said. "T
beginning of that '96 team
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been on turned into the b
he had been on.
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sense of it was our destir
that. It didn't take us lon
stand what we had to do
had to do it."
It brought on an era
absurdity.
"It's just crazy how d
were," Bates said. "It wa
weekly 'Who's Next?'"
As with both teams, it
ers learning how to breed
"The coaches knew th
championship team with
we had coming back this
linebacker Ryan Stamper
pretty much dwelled on
instead of them taking ov


w the Gators That's exactly what they did. In
suits. 2007, if a player needed a ride to prac-
tice or to a meeting, good luck.
ce You're on your own.
there was a Now, they not only give each other
n the team's rides, they spend time with each other
his players' outside of football. This team has a
ir ago, there chemistry that has been finely tuned.
ng and not , It's that chemistry that has made them
e eye. Now, play harder for each other, and why
iled players running backs coach Kenny Carter
d stares. called players liking each other the No.
immer of re- 1 thing important to a team's success.
Going even "Guys who used to just do things
re. A trust in because they had to, workout because
ld do what they had to, started to work out be-
cause they wanted to," Tebow said.
d and re- "We got to the point where, instead
of checking something off the list, you
were going out there with the pas-
sion and purpose to get better. That's
y had to when this team started to turn things
-. . around."
That's similar to when the
'96 team would ball up a bunch of
get better," tape and whack it around with a stick
That was the - a game they called "stickball." Then
gelling." there were the times when, on the way
n Young had to games, they would rock the mike as
est-led team players got on the bus microphone and
made some, well, interesting lyrics.
Wright said. "James (Bates) did a great imper-
stiny in the softation of Wild Bill off of Silence of
y. We knew the Lambs," Demetric Jackson said.
ig to under- And forget about the bad sports-
and how we manship the team showed by alleg-
edly running up the score.
of complete As Wright brought up, they ran up
the score so they could give -their sec-
ominant we ond- and third-string players a chance
s more of a to get in the game.
"It's an entirely different mentality,"
vas the play- Wright said. "I guarantee you there's
success. not too many teams that thought like
at we had a that."
all the guys like there's one more team
year," junior thinking the same ..way. One team that
said. "They has traveled a similar path. Saturday
the leaders will show if we're headed for a com-
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SEC CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW Editor Evan Drexler Cover photos Harrison Diamond, Andrew Stanfill, Alligator File Photos 1996 Alligator, Friday, December 5, 2008 D ole iv law '96, '08 teams share similar bonds on, off field as Gators head to SEC Championship BRIAN STEELE l Alligator Staff Writer It's the summer of '92, and 18-yearold young men stroll into Yon Hall for the first time. Danny Wuerffel walks into his dorm to find roommate Jason Odom and his waterbed stretching across half the room. Lawrence Wright comes in with a prideful strut, staking out his territory immediately. James Bates enters with his goofy, Tennessee gr-in Farm boy Donnie Young and his soonto-be6-foot-4,315-pound frame ambles forward, looking for competition. They were the class of '96, a football melting pot of cultures taking refuge in UF's old doe where only athletes resided. You had Wuerffel, the soft-spoken quarterback who would one day have fans lining up outside his dorm room with pens and photos in hands. You saw Wright, the safety who would tell you exactly what he thought. You got a taste of Bates and his antics that would soon become the yin to Wright's yang in the championship locker roons. You caught a glimpse of Young, whose drawl revealed his Southern roots. Outside of Gainesville, they would have never glanced up if they crossed each other in a local Wal-Mart. Except this was Gainesville, and this was a rickety dorm with one bathroom per floor. This was a dorm with guards at the door that kept visitors limited, and forced the athletes to form a brotherhood bond. From Bates making fun of safety Demetric Jackson for watching his Steven Segal movies to ping-pong competitions until the wee morning hours, athletes who had about as much in common as a Beethoven fan at a KISS concert formed relationships that built themselves into a towering unit of football dominance. Now, it's happening again. Well, except that Yon Hall is shut down, and the Segal arguments have probably ceased. The brotherhood, however, has been reincarnated. This current group of Gators has been transformed from individuals who would leave practice on their own to players who leave practice together, laughing. The passion of Tim Tebow and Brandon Spikes has become a smooth, milkshake-like blend with the rockstar nature of Joe Haden and the goofs of Chris Rainey. Ahmad Black's loud, deep laugh is now one with the shyness of Jermaine Cunningham and the evasive Percy Harvin. Whatever they're doing, Gainesville has seen this before. We all know how it ended last time, as The Swamp's "National Championship 1996" letterng reminds us. That same feeling is here once again. lhe e hose. n nes "Freak!" And, apparently, "Doohickey." You will never hear anything more profane than those words leave the mouths of Tim Tebow and Danny Wuerffel. Senior receiver Louis Murphy said he only hears Tebow exclaim "Freak!" after an incompleted pass. In a YouTube video, Bates, the starting middle linebacker on the '96 team, says Wuerffel made it a point for people to not hear him swear by saying other player in the nation would work harder for the rest of the season "He hates to lose," senior James Smith said. Wuerffel made his proclamation in silence. After he took vicious hit after hit against Florida State in 1996, there was not a peep of a complaint. "He was sitting right behind me and I didn't realize," Bates said. "I was kind of embarrassed a little bit. Nobody could've taken that beating that he took and got right back up." While Wuerffel was not the most vocal -because, as Bates jokingly put it in the YouTube video, Spurrier would tell Wuerffel, "What are you going to do, Danny? .Say please don't do that?" -Tebow's and Wuerffel's work ethics sent a vibe throughout the rest of the team. "When you have guys like Danny and Tim on your team," said former running back and current UF director ci

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VOLUME 102 ISSUE 71 the independent florida Not officially associated with the University of Florida Pubsed byCam C om unications, Inc. of Gainesvile, Florida We Inform. You Decide. S FRIDAY, I ecycle DECEMBER 5, 2008 UF student in Tuesday scooter accident dies Family removed him from life support By KATIE GALLAGHER Alligator Staff Writer kgallagher@alligator.org After a 15-hour flight from Iraq, Michael VanWagner's sister, Dana, arrived at his hospital room three hours before he died at 1:51 p.m. Thursday. "He held on long enough for me to get home," she said. The UF history senior had suffered serious head injuries after he was hit by a car while riding his scooter Tuesday near the intersection of West University Avenue and Northwest 17th Street. He wasn't wearing a helmet. The green Lincoln Town Car also hit two cars before rolling to a stop about two blocks away. Driver Monica Toliver, 40, has not been arrested. News Pending an investigation, she could face multiple charges including leaving an accident with a death, GPD close, she said, and Michael was the spokeswoman Summer Hallett one who made everyone laugh and said. forget their differences. VanWagner was brought to "He was definitely the glue for Shands at UF in critical condition. our family," she said. He went into a coma, and doctors They live in Sparr, about 20 said he would have brain damage if miles from Gainesville. Michael he survived, Dana VanWagner said. VanWagner's dose friend Christina The family decided Thursday to Jacobson, a student at Central remove him from life support, she Florida Community College, lives said. there, too. The VanWagners were very SEE DEATH, PAGE 9 Students camp for SEC tickets Harrison Diamond / Alligator Staff UF graduate student Michael Schwartzseid reads a list of students lined up for tickets for Saturday's Southeastern Conference Championship Game outside the Student Ticket Office at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Thursday. 0 OUT OF ABOUT 180, ONLY 19 GOT TICKETS. By LAUREN BAKER Alligator Writer lbaker@alligator.org Of the nearly 32 students who caniped out Wednesday to snatch an unclaimed ticket for the Southeastern Conference Championship Game, nothing remained but empty soda cans, a pillow, and for some, a busted dream. About 180 people packed the space between gates 12 and 13 of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Thursday. Only 19 got tickets. However, only about six of those who received a ticket staked out by the stadium a night in advance. Some of the ticket-holder hopefuls, including Rachel Weston, a UF engineering senior, came to the ticketing office at about9:30p.m. Wednesdaybased on a first-come, first-serve policy she read on GatorZone.com. Weston said her camp-out crew started a -list detailing the order in which everyone arrived so they could present the list to University Athletic Association officials and ensure a fair distribution of unclaimed tickets. Weston was No. 18. However, signs posted around 10 a.m. Thursday presented a different message: A lineup would only be honored at 5 p.m. When about 100 more students arrived by 5 p.m., they refused to sign the list -signed by 88 students -generated by Weston's group because they would have agreed to a firstcome, first-served policy and would have cut themselves from SEE TICKETS, PAGE 8 UF PROJECTS ESPN says Gatorade trivia segment poorly researched By THOMAS STEWART Alligator Writer Could it be? Was Gatorade actually created by a Florida State University team doctor and called "Seminole Firewater"? The rumor has been circulating for more than a year on the Internet, but it was thrust into the national spotlight on Saturday during UF's football game against Florida State University, which aired on ABC in a "Did You Know?" segment. When contacted by e-mail, Michael Humes, spokesman for ESPN, which produces ABC's sports programming, achnitted the station made a mistake in airing the segment. "While we had multiple sources for the information," Humes wrote, "we did not research that irfonnation thoroughly enough to put it on the air." "It's just another stupid stunt from the guys at Florida State." Dr. Dana Shires one of the four inventors of Gatorade At the end of the second quarter, the segment aired and said an FSU team doctor named R.A. Johnson actually created the famed sports drink -not Dr. Robert Cade and his team of UF doctors. The segment said Johnson created the beverage in 1962. Cade and his team created their lemon-flavored electrolyte drink in summer 1965, testing it on UF football players. In a phone interview, Humes declined to name the sources. SEE GATORADE, PAGE 9 Woman sues after falling into toilet ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -A woman is suing a Pennsylvania sports bar and restaurant, saying she got stuck inside a toilet bowl for 20 minutes after the seat broke. Kathleen Hewko of Delran Township, N.J., said she was in the bathroom at Starters Pub near Allentown when the handicapped toilet seat cracked, dumping her into the bowl. Hewko says in herlawsuit filed in federal court in November that she had hip surgery prior to the Nov. 19, 2006, incident and was re-injured when the seat broke. The lawsuit names Starters and Kohler Co., the company that made the toilet seat. O It's time to take advantage of extended hours at the library. Unless you're sick of seeing the "Study Couple" making out in Library West. See Column, Page 6. E Tim Tebow (right) and No. 2 UF are on an unprecedented run as they are perhaps one win from the national championship game. No. 1 Alabama has championship hopes of its own. See Story, Page 17. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 15 Rainy SPORTS 17 69/46 visit www.alligator.org 7

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2, ALLIGATOR N FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2008 News Today W HATS HAPPENING Holiday Silent Auction Today through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reitz Union Colonnade Recurso will be auctioning artwork, jewelry and other holiday gifts. All proceeds benefit Recurso's 2009 International Service Trip to Nicaragua. Santa's Visit Today, 6:30 p.m. Lambda Chi Alpha House, 4 Fraternity Row Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and Alpha Delta Pi Sorority will host the fourth annual Santa's Visit. Visiting children will make candy cane reindeer, decorate holiday stockings and Santa hats and have the chance to meet Santa Claus. UF Equestrian Club Dressage show Saturday and Sunday, 8a.m. to 4 p.m. Horse Teaching Unit off of U.S. 441 Directions to theHorse Teaching Unit can be found at www.ufeq uestrian.wordpress.com. Inter-ResidenceHallAssociation's Winter Ball Tuesday, 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Hillel Dress is semi-formal. Bring an unwrapped toy to donate and enjoy the evening. Food and music from DJ Joubert Delsoin will be provided. SG Applications Student Government has extended the application deadline for election commissioner and assistant supervisor of elections to Wednesday at 4 p.m. Applications can be found at www.sg.ufl.edu/applications-. Poinsettia Open House and Sale Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fifield Hall Come join the Graduate and Undergraduate Environmental Horticulture Clubs for their annual Poinsettia Field Day. Rate unique and beautiful new varieties of poinsettias and find that special plant. Poinsettias of almost every color will be for sale, and many of these varieties are not available in stores. Choose from classic red, white, FORECAST TODAY RAINY 69/46 SATURDAY CLOUDY 66/42 purple, variegated and many more. Like What You See? If you have an event that you would like to see posted here, please e-mail it to hiehman@alligator.org and put "What's Happening" in the subject line. 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C1LAIRIFiCATjiN An article in Thursday's Alligator about faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences wanting to reinstate laidoff faculty quoted Janine Sikes, UF spokeswoman, as saying more faculty layoffs werelimminent. She has since said she thought budget cuts are imminent, not more faculty layoffs. CORRECTION A caption in Thursday's Alligator stated that the Unicorn Christmas Tree Farms photo was taken on Monday. It was actually taken on Tuesday. The Alligator strives to be accurate and clear in its news reports and editodais. If you find an error, please call our newsroom at (352 3764458 or send an e-mail to editor@alligator.org. Top Leisure-Time Activies 1. Reading 2. Watching TV ^ | 3. Spending time with family 4. Excercise (aerobics, weights) 5. Computer activities 6. Fishing 7. Going to movies 8. Golf 9. Walking 10. 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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5,2008 U ALLIGATOR, 3 ON CAMPUS SDS ousted from Reitz Union for giving away food By DAVID CUMMING Alligator Writer What started as dine-in ended as takeout. A group of 15 people marched inside the Reitz Union Food Court on Thursday afternoon, bearing Tupperware containers filled with hot dogs, mac 'n' cheese and granola. Members of Students for a Democratic Society drew a yellow tablecloth over a corner table, hoping to give out free homemade food to passersby. "We hope to engage students in conversation about how we're not allowed to give out free food inside our own student center," said Fernando Figueroa, a UF sophomore. The potluck protest wasn't meant to shut down a specific area of campus, said Richard Blake, a freshman involved with the group. "We're trying to get the information out to students and show a bit of hypocrisy," Blake said before the group rallied inside. Ryan Murray, a UF graduate student, liked the idea of "messing with the corporate scene." "Maybe we should claim we're Hare Krishnas because they'll probably give us some trouble," Murray said, referring to Reitz Union administration. Within five minutes of setting up, Mike Mironack, Reitz Union director of operations, interrupted the scene and asked the students to take their food outside to the Colonnade. Because the group's food wasn't licensed under an Aramark food provider, it violated the Union's food service standards, Mironack said to the group. "If it was a personal bag lunch, it'd be absolutely fine," he said in an interview afterward. The group also violated UF's contract with Aramark by offering people food within the perimeters of the food court, he said. "It's typical," said Tina Steiger, a political science senior. "There's nothing absurdly radical about what we did." The group put up a 10-minute verbal fracas with Mironack, who asked the group four times to move outside with their grapefruit slices and peanut butter sandwiches. "In situations like that, you have to ask yourself, 'How far should I take it?"' Steiger said. About 10 feet away from the doors of the Union, the group set up their smorgasbord and invited passersby to a free lunch and conversation. "We're trying to talk to people, and they're kicking us out like we're criminals," Figueroa said. Sarah HSU / Alligator Star Students for a Democratic Society member Tina Steiger, left, and others get food during a potluck of home-cooked food on the Reitz Union Colonnade on Thursday afternoon. GPD arrests man with stolen State Attorney computer 0 CHARLES HIXON, 49, HAS BEEN ARRESTED 40 TIMES. A man was arrested after he was found with a laptop from the State Attorney's Office early Thursday morning. At about 5:30 a.m., Gainesville Police noticed Charles Hixon, 49, in the 500 block of Northwest 13th Street throw a backpack in a trash can, according to a GPD report. The backpack contained a Dell laptop, the report stated. GPD spokesman Keith Kameg said Hixon, covered in shards of glass, acted confused and said he Ave., they noticed a large window didn't know anything about the was shattered and a room -had been laptop. Information on rummaged through, Kameg said. the computer linked it "They found a footprint in the News to the State Attorney's room that matched the man's exOffice. actly," he said. When officers arHixon was arrested and charged rived at the office at 120W. University with burglary, loitering and prowling. He has been arrested 40 times and convicted 16 times, Kameg said. He is currently serving a 10-year probation. Kameg said stolen computers are usually sold. -KATIE EMMETS p the independet florida lRtor SAT:rr Live DJ 0 $22 Student Special includes ia holes and cart Mon. -Thurs. or after 11 Fri-Sun. Holidays S Expires December, 31. 2000 00 0I 5192 SW 34th Street 3 Shoppes of Mllislon by new Publix 352-271-1218 D Jager.750 mL.$19.99 C Crown ..175 L .40,99 ] Jim Beam.1.75 L.S23.99 E Effen Blk Chery. 750 mL .$1 4.99 :D 9200 NW 39th Ave E PublixPlaza E 352-367-8641 El2& M e e

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4, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5,2008 STUDENT GOVERNMENT Sen. Ben Dictor to run for Student Body president By LAUREN BAKER Alligator Writer lbaker@alligator.org Orange and Blue Party Sen. Benjamin Dictor, who represents the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has announced that he intends to run for Student Body president this spring. AlthoughStudent Government elections are about three months away, Dictor said he decided to announce his candidacy Wednesday after receiving supportive phone calls and seeing about 250 people join a Facebook group urging him to run for the position. Dictor, who is also vice president of the Political Science Honor Society, said students need an activism-oriented president and that he is fed up with the status quo. He said he has no vested interest in perks of the position besides adherence to his personal democratic values and morals. "I can guarantee you that I cannot be bought or sold," he said. "That's what I bring to the table." Throughout his term in Student Senate, Dictor said he has observed disregard for democratic principles in SG, adding, as one example, the Senate's move "I think that the fall elections showed that students on this campus are done being apathetic about Student Body politics." Benjamin Dictor Orange and Blue Party senator on Tuesday to limit public debate to one hour. "It's one thing to talk about tangible results. It's another thing to show up empty-handed when you're talking about them," he said. Dictor said he has advocated for students on the issue of Aramark, UF's food service provider, because other companies were not considered. He said he helped include a clause in UF's contract with Aramark to reduce the number of unused student meal plan meals. He has collected signatures for online voting in SG elections and presented research about Taser deaths to the committee charged with evaluating UF's free-speech policies in public events. Dictor played a leadership role in a protest of about 300 people after a UF student was shocked with a Taser in September 2007. "I have a big mouth, and I talk a lot," he said. "So I can project pretty well." He said the Student Body should know they have a stake in SG and that positions are not just awarded based on patronage. "I think that the fall elections showed that students on this campus are done being apathetic about Student Body politics," he said. Dictor said a top issue he would discuss if elected is socially responsible investing. Dictor said he plans to graduate -with a degree in political science this spring, and he is in the process of applying to UF's law school. Commissioners continue GPD expansion discussion 0 CITY PASSED TWO RESOLUTIONS. By LAUREN IRIZARRY Alligator Contributing Writer Expansion plans for the Gainesville Police Department downtown headquarters are inching closer to reality. The Gainesville City Commission passed two resolutions Thursday night establishing zoning and land use requirements that .. K will allow GPD to continue with plans. These changes allow for expansion that will include more administrative offices, utilityand storage facilities, and an indoor firing range. The expansion will be adjacent to GPD's current headquarters at Northwest Sixth Street and Eighth Avenue on a 2.56-acre site purchased three years ago. Part of the Gainesville Rail Trail bicycle path would have to be altered to avoid the newly expanded headquarters. At a previous meeting Oct. 2, Commissioner Scherwin Henry expressed concerns about having Gainesville City the firing range close to Commission neighborhoods. On Thursday, Henry brought up concerns about a nearby retention pond, which will be removed from the plans. An 8-foot fence intended to muffle firing range noise was still a point of contention for Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan. The commission resolved to remove the fence from the plans that were passed and to discuss it at a later time. Although some residents have voiced complaints about the construction near their homes, Commissioner Thomas Hawkins said he felt concerns had been aired at a community workshop that was held since the last commission discussion.

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 5 STUDENT LIFE Grant helps fund student environmental project By CHELSEA KEENAN Alligator Contributing Writer About 1,000 people living-in West Africa will have increased access to water, thanks to -five UF graduate students and a $10,000 grant. These students and another UF team were chosen by the Environmental Protection Agency in this year's People, Prosperity and the Planet program, or P3. The program is an annual competition in which students develop and carry out eartli-friendly projects across the globe. The chosen UF teans were among 43 other winners awarded $10,000 grants. The awards may not end there. In April, both teams will compete in Washington, D.C., against other ,recipients of the grant to try for an additional $75,000. Iris Patten, a Ph.D. student for urban and regional planning, and her four teammates developed their project based on an initiative started "Right now, the well that may o work.' by the Tampa Comm Group: building a A in Sissene, Burkina Africa. John November, Patten's team, said t y rely on a project is to develop and enhance the reservoir system, which is openr may not faced. This allows access to water during the rainy season, which lasts Iris Patten only three months of the year. Because of the heat, water evapoPh.D. student rates quickly, leaving little or no water outside of October. unity Building "Right now, they rely on a well water reservoir that may or may not work," Patten Faso, in West said. "It may or may not have water a member of e goal of their in it." The new reservoir will be closefaced, which will eliminate all evaporation. Besides storing water, the reservoir will also separate drinking water from water used for agricultural purposes. The second team, which is made up of UF engineering students, will be a little closer to home. Their project will take place in the Florida pine forests, where they will measure earthly effects stemming from bioenergy production, or the energy that comes from renewable sources, according to a UF news release. Police arrest man linked i. with parking lot mugging 0 A 68-YEAR-OLD WOMAN'S PURSE WAS STOLEN THURSDAY. A man was arrested in connection with the mugging of a 68-yearold woman in the parking lot of a Gainesville Albertsons on Thursday morning. After Carol Ostrander was pushed to the ground and had her purse stolen, she called the Gainesville Police Department and reported the crime, said GPD spokesman Keith Kameg. Ostrander was taken to a local hospital to be examined for a possible dislocated shoulder and cut knee, a GPD report stated. A man fitting the description was seen riding a bicycle about a mile away from the Albertsons at 2323 N.W. 13th St., he said. The man got off the bicycle and started running, and an officer chased him on foot, Kameg said. Ostrander's purse was found about a block away from where he was caught, he said. Kaifa Green, 35, was arrested and charged with unarmed robbery and I battery on a person Kameg age 65 and over, the report stated. Ostrander identified him as the man who mugged her, Kameg said. Green has an extensive criminal history, he said. -KATIE EMMETS City tree lighting still planned Gainesville's annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony has survived the struggling economy and the city's shrinking budget. The event, which costs less than $1,000, has been held for more than 20 years and will be Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Thomas Center for the Arts. The cost was low because the decorations were donated, the facility is free and most of the workers are volunteers, said David Ballard, the city events coordinator. Most of the money will go toward refreshments and paying entertainers, Ballard said. The event will include holiday carolers, carriage rides and refreshments, in addition to the tree lighting and appearances by Ebenezer Scrooge, Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan and, for the first time, Santa Claus. The Gypsy Guerilla Band will perform holiday music and visitors will be invited to take carriage tours around the nearby Duck Pond Neighborhood, which has an annual luminary display. The holiday tree lighting will be the first of the city's holiAround day events, he said. Gainesville The city will also sponsor a New Year's Eve celebration, which was cut last year because of budget constraints. The celebration, which previously was on a trailer stage, will be on the plaza to cut costs. In the past, the plaza was used to house the city ice rink, which was cut last year. -FAITH REAVES Biotest Save Lives. Presene Lives. Enhance the Qualiy of Lives. #' s Blood Plasma Donors Needed. 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6, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2008 Editorial oly crap. Time flies when you don't sleep. It seems like just yesterday we were tearing ass up the Turnpike to get to the Alligator office to have our begiuming of the semester meeting. This semester has whipped by faster than summer vacation did when we were manhunt-playing, lizard-catching 8-year-olds. The Editorial Board has seen and written about a whole lot in the past 13 weeks, and we've got the angry-letters-tothe-editor scars to prove it. We've undoubtedly been added to a few people's blacklists through the course of the semester, but we won't lose any sleep over it. We were just doing our jobs. We've celebrated a fantastic 50th anniversary, antagonized Student Goverinnent in a vain attempt for transparency and watched the Gators stomp their competition (one mulligan is customary). There are only a couple items left on our semester todo list. Before we head up to Atlanta, we have to give our beloved readers Fall 2008's final installment of the semi-renowned. Darts & Laurels First, we would like to send a we-know-we-gave-you-ahard-time-but-extended-hours-aren't-the-worst-idea-ever LAUREL to UF for the later closing times assigned to the libraries during the week of finals. We said we didn't see the necessity, and we still don't. Twenty consecutive hours of studying can't be much better than three or four. Everyone's brain has a limit. We do realize, though, the extended hours may only apply to a certain grateful percentage of students who probably could do without our bemoaning a gift we take for granted. In that sense, we appreciate the fact that our school is looking out for everyone. Next, we want to give an on-a-scale-of-clever-thinking-toidiot-you-rank-thoughtless-box-of-rocks DART to hit-andrun drivers all over the world. What reasoning could someone have for leaving the scene of an accident? Could it be guilt? How about drunkenness? Maybe there's a warrant out for your arrest? It absolutely does not matter. If you've crashed into someone or something, then lie in the bed you've just made. UF has lost a student because of a hit-and-run accident. We don't know how much could have been done to help the victim, but deal with the consequences of your actions -don't turn tail. Next, we would like to give UF a DARTS & LAURELS double portion of contradictory commentary regarding its holiday electronic cards. UF deserves a thinking-globally-and-acting-locally LAUREL for the cost-effective, earth-friendly nature of ecards. Considering the effect the economy will have on the holidays, it is difficult to blame UF for saving thousands of dollars by simply switching from paper cards to electronic ones. At the same time, e-cards do not harm the environment, so UF is effectively killing two birds with one stone. We like our wallets, and we like our planet; we would do the same thing. On the other hand, we have to give UF a but-e-cards-areso-lame DART for, well, obvious reasons. E-cards have been terrible for a long tine, and holiday e-cards were ruined the minute OfficeMax. decided to let you ElfYourself. While we see the benefits of the e-card system, we can't help but prefer a heartfelt, hand-written card. That will do for the final D&L session of this semester. We hope everyone has enjoyed this Editorial Board tradition. Have a safe weekend, and go Gators. almigmator Jessica DaSilva Adam Wynn EDITOR OPINIONS EDITOR Hilary Lehman, Ken Schwencke MANAGING EDITORS The Algator encourages comments from readers. Letters e s dito s mould no exceud 150 words (aboui one letter-sized page). Thiey must ie typed, douile-spaced aid mustintclude tiie author's name, classification aod phone nu br hames will be withhield ithe writer shows just cause, We reserve l right t to edit fo, length, remmar, style and iiel. Send lters to lellers@alligalor.org, iring -chemw 105i W. University Av., or seod lii,, to P.O. Boo 14257, Gainesvili, FL 32 04-2257. Col mns of aout 50 words about or ginal topics and edilori cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 376-4458. Opinion ALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/opinion So what if FSU created something SIMILAR to Gatorade? A lot of schools were trying to create sports drinks in the '60s. mA E.W7rVEktT1 miami Obviously, none of them worked out that well. Ed Notebook Study hail suck-face ruins finals week. -hen I realized that extended library hours begin this week, I couldn't help but wonder why people would subject themselves to 20 hours of the UF library experience. I spend little time in Library West, mainly because every time I try to study in the designated "quiet areas," I find the library more distracting than sitting on my couch with new episodes of "The Office" playing on the TV. As far as I'm concerned, the only thing extended library hours accomplish is giving Starbucks more opportunities to charge $5 for burnt cardboard milk. Extended library hours worsen the main reason I can't stand the on-campus libraries: the Study Couple. Study Couple, I'm calling you out. You people are public enemy No. 1 during finals week. Don't bother accusing me of being single and bitter. I selfidentify as both. My main motivation, however, isn't my hatred of your relationship happiness. I'm speaking out because wherever I go in the library, I'm surrounded by constant lovebird sounds, including whispers, giggles and computer-booth saliva-swapping. Extended library hours seem to encourage these people to take their dating lives to the study tables. I'm sure your roommates are tired of you dominating your apartment's kitchen table with the same behavior, but must you inflict your dedication to each other's academic progress on the entire Student Body? No one wants to hear you helping tu amor with his Spanish vocabulary flashcards. Then again, the Study Couple separated by cruel fate is almost worse than a twosome united in the library. That "turn off your cell phones" sign at the library entrance isn't a suggestion. I don't want to hear your half-hour long string of apologies about how sorry you are that you have to miss her black-and-white party to write your lab report. And your Jason Mraz ringtone shouting down my iPod makes me want to throw my overpriced coffee in your face. Believe it or not, some of us care about passing our finals. Some of us go to the library in hopes of avoiding distractions at ,Hilary Lehman home. Instead, at Library West, lettersoaigator.org we end up stuck inside a Hallmark Channel movie. It's not only my finals I'm worried about, dear Study Couples. I have only your best interests in mind here, too. How will you get into law school, become successful and pay for that diamond ring when you get less-than-stellar grades? A helpful hint If you're trying to get studying done, don't take your significant other along. I realize it's difficult to tear yourself away from Pookie Bear while you attempt to memorize when Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue, but I'm guessing the stage whispers and make-out sessions aren't inspired by a passage in your history textbook. (Giggle) "Stop it." "No, you stop it!" No, Study Couple -you stop it. Not only are you making me hate my life, but the overwhelming nausea I feel impedes my ability to learn. I can't concentrate on calculus when I'm subjected to every.detail of your holiday ski-trip plans. To be fair, we've all seen the movies in which the cute, co-ed couple hooks up anong the library stacks. It's so common in college-romance films that you begin to think it's a required part of the college experience. Great. If you want to re-enact that scene, take the escalator, find the rack with the love sonnets and take care of business. Even better, take "get a room" literally and check out a study room. Those doors lock. Hilary Lehman is a journalism senior. She is the managing editorfor print of the Alligator. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator. Reader response Today's question: Would you get down in the stacks? Thursday's question: Will your report card be better than Florida's? Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org 80% YES 20% NO 86 TOTAL VOTES

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5,2008 N ALLIGATOR, 7 Letters to the Editor F rating meant to encourage improvement Florida received an F. for affordability in higher education despite some of the lowest tuition rates in the country, but it's easy to see why AV The National Center for Publicy Policy and Higher Education apparently thinks because poor families must pay 24 percent of their income toward education, it is grossly unaffordable. However, it makes sense for families to pay this much, if not more. Education is a voluntary investment in one's own human capital. People go to school so they will someday have more rewarding or hidgher-paying jobs. Because they benefit from this investment, they should also pay the cost. By choosing to get an undergraduate degree and reap its rewards, people must also agree to pay the costs associated with it. This may be as high as 24 percent for some families, but the benefits in future employment will far outweigh that cost. An undergraduate degree is not a right, and it should not be free for everyone who wants one. People who want a degree but cannot pay through outside means scholarshipss, needbased aid, parents, etc.) should plan on making some sacrifices or not getting the degree. By grading 49 states an F, the center was dearly trying to make a statement about the affordability of all higher education. Higher education in Florida, though, is very affordable given its benefit-cost ratio. If the center cannot comprehend this, then the state of Florida should give them an F for rating systems. Johnathan Lott 2LS Gator Party ignores students The Gator Party's vote to cut off students' time to address the Student Senate -and Gator Party Leader Jonathan Fager's attempt to rationalize that decision in yesterday's letter -shows that the Gator Party just doesn't want to hear from students. At the Nov. 18 Senate meeting, dozens of students, including many who had never been involved in Student Goverment before, used public debate to speak out against six Gator Party-proposed bills to limit debate and eliminate minority protections. I was delighted to see so many UF students get involved in SG. Apparently, the Gator Party finds the voice of regular students so offensive they now seek to curtail their right to address their representatives. The Gator Party claims they want to make things more efficient. When real-world legislation is introduced, such as the bill I wrote to keep hand scanners optional at RecSports facilities (something 84 percent of students agreed on in the last election), the Gator Party quickly votes to shut down debate. The Gator Party needs to stop ignoring students and start getting real work done. Ben Cavataro 3LS, Hume Student Senator Debate crucial for minority party In yesterday's letter, Gator Party Leader Jonathan Fager claimed public debate was used by the minority to delay meetings of the Senate, giving an excuse to his party's efforts to cut off the public's voice. He seems to have forgotten the public debate period two weeks ago was actually used by concerned students who came to oppose what was really wasting the Senate's time: the Gator Party's attempt to remove minority party rights. The Gator Party and Senate President Jordan Johnson submitted six pieces of legislation at that meeting designed to limit minority protections in Senate. The Gator Party has voted to cut off debate on almost every bill that has come before the Senate this semester Now they are trying to silence the voice of the public as weEl. Jonathan Ossip 1LS, Murphree Student Senator 0 0 E Keep on keepin' en Daniel Seco's column made me "aw." And not the sarcastic, "poor baby, want a bottle?" kind of aw. I can sympathize because I feel like I've been there. I kind of hated my freshman fall semester. I had no idea whether UP was even the right place for me. Couple that with the feeling of being lost on a big campus in a new city. My friend Raven was on the receiving end of so many whiny phone calls about how I was so miserable, I'm surprised she still answers the phone when I call her. It was an unusual feeling to be lonely without being alone. There was no shortage of people with whom I could catch a movie or Krishna lunch, but it often felt like I was going through the motions, upping my UP network Facehook friend count rather than fostering real relationships. Thankfully, things did get better in the spring semester, after I stopped stressing about it. Meeting the right person at the right time under the right circumstances is largely a matter of luck, and while it's frustrating, I take it as permission not to worry too much over it. Hang in there, Daniel. The semester's almost over, and you'll get to take another stab at it in the spring. Joe Dellose 3JM Add a strong resume builder. Begin to build your business experience To compete in today's job market, you need experience. The Alligator offers students just like you that opportunity. As a sales intern or representative, you will gain valuable sales experience through personal contact with clients. You will learn the media business from a hands-on perspective. If you caq work spring and summer semesters, come see what makes us a reflection of your college market. You must be enrolled in classes. Let the Alligatorbe your first step. toward a successful future. 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8, ALLIGATOR N FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5,2008 CITY COMMISSION City passes wording for amendment By LAUREN IRIZARRY Alligator Contributing Writer Gainesville voters will be able to decide in the March 24 election whether city residents should be protected from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In a unanimous vote Thursday night, the Gainesville City Commission passed a 75-word summary of a proposed amendment to the city charter to go on the March ballot. The amendment would eliminate the city's anti-discrimination policy, replacing it with the state's, which does not offer protections for gay or transgender people. Because enough signatures were collected to put the proposal to vote, the city was required to draft wording for the question on the ballot. Commissioners had asked for alternative ballot language at their Nov. 6 meeting. The original question stated the city's discrimination policy would be eliminated if passed A but did not specify that doing so would eliminate protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity. About 15 people spoke in favor of or against the alternative ballot language that passed at Thursday's meeting. Jim Bilbert, who lives just outside city limits, criticized the commission's decision to amend the original language. "Clearly, you wish to slant wording to create prejudice against it," Bilbert said. Others felt the alternative proposal was better suited for the voters. "This language has helped a lot because there was a lot of misleading stuff going on," said resident Bob Harp. "We just want to be as clear as we can for the voters." Linda Bashum, of the Judy Levy chapter of the National Organization for Women, said she urged the commission to pass the alternative because she thought residents would vote against the amendment if they understood it. Nicole Safker / Alligator Staff "We think it is only fair to citizens, voters, The Gainesville City Commission sit at desks during a meeting at City to know what they're voting on, what's to be Hall on Thursday night. gained, what's to be lost," Bashum said. Gators Gather for Championship Gators fans who can't make the trip to Atlanta this weekend will celebrate the Gators' SEC victory over Alabamna at Caf6 Gardens Saturday. Fans arriving early will get a good seat in front of one of the many TV's and take advantage of the beer specials. $1 domestic pints or longnecks and & $2 bottles of selected imports are featured along with the fantastic food that has made Cafe Gardens a winning tradition with Gators for over WILDFLOWER *RESTRICTED PARKING GARAGE *RESORT-STYLE POOL & SPA *FITNESS CENTER WITH TV's ON CARDot EQUIPMENT *STATE OF THE ART MoviE THEATER INDOOR A/C BASKETBALL C URT CLPOM PU LLIARDS/GAME ROOM/ .7 CONTEMPORARY FLOOR PLAN DESIGNS SP JOUS"M 1, 2, AND 3 INTRUSION ALARM SYSTEMS 9 c-FOOT VAULTFn CEILINGS -GOURMET KITCHEN S/GRANITE FULESIE W/O & WHIRLPOOL PATO BLCONIES/'LOFTS (SELECT UNITS) Call Cick or Visit Today! WWW.WILDFLOWERGAINESVILLE. 0M 1 21 0 SW I 1 TH AVE A 352-376-2341 ,i~ fAN If you've ever had a sexually transmitted disease, you're living proof that you can catch AIDS. Ticket office conflicts with GatorZone TICKETS, from page 1 eligibility for a ticket. Mark Masson, student ticket supervisor, said the list's order would have only been honored if 100 percent of the students signed. Because of the disagreement, UAA officials decided to do a lottery. "If they would just tell us clearly what we can and cannot do, we'll follow that," Weston said. "That's not the problem." Other students were told by ticket office employees via telephone that no preference would be given to Student those arriving before 5 p.m. Life Thursday. UF senior Zachary Summers arrived at about 4 p.m. Summers said he called the ticket office multiple times this week to make sure students would receive no preference based on their time of arrival before p.m., after reading on GatorZone.com that unclaimed tickets would be awarded simply on a first-come-first-served basis, he said. Christina LaCanfora, graduate assistant for the ticket office, said UF has been cracking down on camp-outs for tickets. Signs posted around 10 a.m. Thursday told students that a lineup would be honored at 5 p.m. University Police officers were brought in at about 4 p.m. to get the 180 students in a line. Alligator Staff Writer Katie Sanders contributed to this report. BAR ANj) (GRILL SATURJAY COLLEGESE, GAmE DAY BUY A BURGER, GET FREEF DRAFT BPPER SUNDAY O NFL GAME, DAY 2 FOp I DRAFT BEERS WELL DRINKS MONDAY EIGHT FOOTBALL 25 (r WINGS OPEN LATE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY LOCATED ON TI-1E CORNR OF 3TH AND UNIVERSITY (IN Ti HC IDAY KNN) 352 EA4' AIA C TAKE OUT A'VA."-ABLE bmwaammm W. 'M .11,11Rlaffe I

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5,2008 0 ALLIGATOR, 9 UF to send family class ring, degree DEATH, from page 1 "If I needed him, he would drive home right then," Jacobson said. He loved his burgundy Nissan Titan truck, but it was big, and he often rode his sister's old scooter. He loved living in Gainesville. "He's wanted to graduate a Gator since he was a little boy," she said. UF spokesman Steve Orlando said arrangements are' being made to send VanWagner's family his class ring and posthumous degree. This weekend, Jacobson and VanWagner would have gone to the Southeastern Conference Championship Game in Atlanta. He had no respect for those who weren't going. She doesn't Local think she'll go NewS now. VanWagner loved football and fishing, and he would have played basketball every day if he could, she said. Larry Messer, a UF building construction senior who used to play pick-up basketball games with him, said VanWagner could get a mean look on his face as he drove the ball up the court. "He was pretty intense," Messer said. He also loved to help others, Messer said, and was always willing to lend a hand with his truck to people in Gator Christian Life, where he went to services. "He did anything and everything for anyone," Jacobson said. Family members said they plan to make funeral arrangements today. Alligator Writer Katie Emnmets contributed to this report. 1962 article lends support to rumor GATORADE, from page 1 Still, Internet forums are chock-full of debates about the origin of UF's beloved Gatorade, which has netted UF more than $150 million in royalties, according to an article on UF's Web site. Many posts make reference to an article published in 1962 in The Tampa Tribune that claims Johnson developed a sports drink for FSU's football players years before Gatorade was invented. The article, which ran on Sept. 26 of that year, does lend some support to the theory. "To combat the deadly combination of high temperature coupled with high humidity, Dr. Johnson came up with a concoction known as 'Seminole Firewater,' which consists of a lime drink fortified with, sugar and salt," the article reads. Steve Orlando, UF spokesman, said even if the claims in the article are true, it doesn't change anything. "It's an interesting piece of history, but it doesn't change the fact that Gatorade was invented at the University of Florida," Orlando said. The theory about "Seminole Firewater" was also disputed by one of the four inventors of Gatorade, who happened to be watching Saturday's game. "Of course I've never heard of it," Dr. Dana Shires told CNBC.com. "It's just another stupid stunt from the guys at Florida State." As for where ABC got its information,Orlando said it's possible a researcher pulled it from a Wikipedia entry. Browning Brooks, spokeswoman for FSU, said the "Seminole Firewater" theory is not FSU's attempt to rewrite history. "Nobody at FSU is claiming that we invented Gatorade," she said. "That's silly." Brooks said she thinks FSU was developing a similar product around the same time but said she doesn't think Gatorade's unique formula was created first at FSU. FSU President T.K. Wetherell, who played football for FSU from 1963 to 1967, said he remembers drinking a Kool-Aid flavored drink called "Seminole Firewater" when he was on the team, according to Brooks. Wetherell said players were also given an orange slice, an ice cube to suck on arad salt pills to -keep dehydration at bay, Brooks said. Wetherell told her many teams were experimenting with sports drinks at the time. PEACH VALLEY Salesperson 49f the Atonth C -A .F t lr ALKF \ST + 1. .NCA -DI NNER <5> Sister restaurant of' Stonewood Grill & Tavern -Full menu takeout *Breakfast served all day -Gourmcl Sandwiches, Wraps & Salads -sperience 7he freshness' 3275 SW 34th St. (Behind Hooters) (352) 376-1834 Open Daily 7am-8pm Breakfast. Entrees, Pressed Sandwiches, Pastries, Soups, Salads, Desserts, Coe, and more. Virtually Cuban '2109 S W 13 t ST W W .ertalpcuban-scom CLASSIFE A DItp 40 0%AT 5 NONm-PERIJS/I4 /0 5STO Z.I R ECIEV WS TO VASU AVE. PRIA you CAM E A DIFFERENCE' BRING IN 5 NON-PERISHASLE FOOD ITE 1105 W. UNIVERSITY, THRU DECEMBER 10, 2008 al gator 9 VERSIONS! LUE) BSENEFITSE A COUPON FOR ONE DAY CLASSIFIED AD -BOTH T AND WE ($9.00 VA Ad Sarah Hsu / Alligator Staff It's Candy Mountain! UF seniors Lauren LaMorte, left, and Drew Schwartz, members of Team Journalism, build a volcano-turned-tepee on the Reitz Union North Terrace during the UF Habitat for Humanity Candy House Building Competition on Thursday afternoon. November 2008 Michelle lrrazcaeta MAJOR: Advertising GRADUATION: Spring 2009 ConratulatIons! alligator We Inform You Decide.

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, 11 F r Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent unfurnished unfurnished ) V unfurnished furnished unfurnished LAKEWOOD VILLAS Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans; Furniture Packages Inc. 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 4-22-08-72-2 eSPYGLASSO Individual Leases: Furniture Packages, Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet; Every Unit is an End Unit Mon-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 11-2 701 SW 62nd Blvd 888-267-5078 www.spyglassapts.com 4-22-08-72-2 ACROSS FROM UF! No Move-in Fees! Pets loved. Studios -$499, includes electric! Wood floors available. 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Enjoy ample parking onsite Walk to campus, w/d hook-ups 2BR/1.5BA 1433 NW 3rd Ave $975/mo Union Properties 352-373-7578 www.rentgaineesville.com 12-10-74-2 ***4BR/2BA HISTORIC HOUSE*** 10 blocks to UF. Near downtown. High ceiling, wood floor, cent A/C, W/D, tons of character. Avail Now 237 SW 4th Ave. $980/mo 352-214-9270 12-10-08-74-2 We've Rolled Back the Prices! $450/mo 1 BD/1 BA close to UF Windsor Terrace Apts. 3520 SW 20th Avenue Union Properties 352-373-7578 12-10-74-2 HARDWOOD FLOORS! Adorable & Remodeled 2BD/1 BA $995/mo W/D incl. Near Norman & Sorority Row Union Properties 352-373-7578 www.rentgainesville.com 12-10-74-2 SUN ISLAND Both Decembers FREE on 13 mo lease! Sun Bay* Sun Key Sun Harbor 352-376-6720 12-10-08-71-2 WOODLANDD VILLAS** 2BR units starting at $745. Gated community. Private courtyards. M-F 10-6 Sat. 10-2 5950 SW 20th Ave. 888-803-7678 www.woodlandvillas.com 4-22-08-72-2 *THE PALMS@ Walk to UF Spacious 2/2 condo Guaranteed parking. Pool. Starting @$1250. 230 SW 2nd Ave. 494-6027 www.gainesvillepalms.com 4-22-08-72-2 MOVE IN TODAY1I Great Specials on all our units! Minutes to UF, Shands, & SFCC! 1/1, 2/2, & 3/3 units available! 352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com 4-22-72-2 0 THE GROVE VILLAS 0 Rental Community 1 mo. FREE RENT 1 BR Loft Style Starting at $600 Gated Community 6400 SW 20th Ave. 888-373-0849 4-22-08-72-2 WALK to UF Available January. 2BR/2.5BA $1000. 1BR/1BA $600. No pets, no smoking. Contact 352-870-7256 or gvll32601@gmail.com 12-10-08-41-2 1/1, Ridgeview, free water, next to park, on the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking, no pets. $470 SD, $470/mo 562-2824 12-1008-30-2 Duckpond 2 bd 1 ba 1200 sq ft townhouse in heart of historic neighborhood.w/d Blocks to downtown shops & restaurants. 528 NE 4th A ave avail Jan $795/mo 379-4952 12-10-08-35-2 STUDIO & 1BR -Walk to UF Available Dec & Jan 1st. $410-$495/mo. Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 Gore-Rabell.com 1-6-08-27-2 Walking Distance to UF Law Schooll 419 NW 25th Street. Clean, beautiful newer home 3 bd/2ba wd included $1500/mo. Avail. end of Dec./early Jan. Call Anne @ 810-610-0110 for more info. 12-10-26-2 2b,1b 1 block MidTown 2 Car Decal WiFi-Internet Washer & Dryer* Jan-July 204 NW 18 St Manny 352 317 4408 12-10-08-31-2 POOL HOUSE AVAIL NOW! Bike to UF 4BR/3BA, over 2000 sf, nice area I mi to UF. 2816 W Univ Ave. $1500/mo 1st, last mo & 1 mo SD 376-6183, 352-327-2931 12-10-08-23-2 HISTORIC HOME 4BR/2BA near UF. 1105 NW 14th Ave. Over 2000 sqare feet, central heat & air. Pets ok. Call today, Fred 352-3752900. www.AndreeRealty.com $1200/mo. 12-10-08-22-2 HOME FOR RENT 3BR/2BA, 1 car garage, screened porch, fenced yard, new carpet & paint. $995/mo. Call Fred 352-375-2900. www.AndreeRealty.com 12-10-08-22-2 RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT PRICE, RIGHT NOW Steps from VA, Shands, Vet School & UF. 1 & 2 Bedrooms from $625. Grad student & VA/Shands discounts Renovated units avail Union Properties@Summit House 376-9668 12-10-08-21-2 Spacious 1 & 2 & 3 bedrooms.starting at $525. $625 & $795. Different floor plans some with enclosed patios or balconies. Italian Tile, bedrooms carpeted, D/W, W/D hookups, verticals Central Heat & air. Lots of storage space. Near bus route .332-7700 1-30-38-2 2MasterBr/2Ba Luxury end unit condo in The Gables. Vaulted ceilings, granite & custom cabinets throughout, stainless app, garage, scr patio, comm poo, cable w/HBO&SHO MUST SEE!Call 4 pics!$1250 727-492-9836 11-19-5-2 2 BED / 2 BATH CONDO $800/MONTH Located in Capstone Quarters near the corner of Archer Rd. and 34 St. Great location for school and shopping! www.gainesvillecon do.info or 630-390-6612 1-6-08-19-2 SW University area, bus, bike, walk to UF. 1BR/1BA in 4/4 condo available now & for spring. $450/mo all utils incl. Call Nalini Pandey 352-514-3398 or email nalinijoshi2 1@gmail.com 12-10-08-18-2 2 & 3BR on shady lot. AC/heat. From $400/ mo. Water included. No pets. 4546 NW 13th St. Call 376-5887 12-10-08-18-2 SUN ISLAND 1BRs from $580 2BRs from $650 Sun Bay 0 Sun Key 0 Sun Harbor 352-376-6720 4-22-08-72-2 2 Rooms Avail. In 4 Bedroom House Avail. Dec 08' or Jan 09' $450 a room Short term lease Avail. Other 4 bedroom houses available for Spring Sublease Or Year Lease Starting Aug 09' Email ericmanin@yahoo.com or 352-682-7424 12-10-08-18-2 Wonderful Historic Apartments Walk to UF from these 2BR/1BA 1215 SW 4th Avenue up or down avail. $600/mo Hardwood floors, parking Union Properties 352-373-7578 www.rentgainesville.com 12-10-17-2 SERENOLA PINES APTS Off SW 34th St near post office 1BR $515, 2BR $580 Call for daily specials 352-335-0420 1-6-08-18-2 WOODLAND TERRACE APTS Off SW 34th St near post office. 2BR $535 Call for daily specials 352-335-0420 1-6-08-18-2 Historic Duckpond 1 bd,1ba or studio apt. in vintage house.hardwood floors, W/D, blocks to downtown large yardvery peaceful 306 ne 6th st. avail Dec lst,$480 379-4952 12-10-08-17-2 Luxurious 2/2 located at Campus Edge. Minutes from Shands and UF. Wood floors and upgraded cabinets. 6 bus stop routes available. Call 954-325-6375 for special pricing. 12-8-14-2 PERFECT LOCATION! VERY NICE lbd/lba condo. Walk or bike to campus and Shands. W/D, pool & fitness cntr. Large walk-in. Vaulted ceiling. $695/mo. Call for details. 321-543-8142 12-1 0-08-16-2 SUBLEASE -2 BEDROOM! BRAND NEW KITCHEN AND BATHROOM!! MINUTES FROM UF! NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED!!!** $675 A MONTH!! CALL NOW 305-333-5701 12-5-13-2 Walk to UF 5 Blocks Apt avail 12/15. Large BR/BA w/kitchenefte, cent A/C, ceiling fan, W/D on site. No pets allowed. $575/mo. Call 609-513-6383 1-608-17-2 Bike to UF! Available Now! 4/2.5 $1600/rent. Lots of storage, 2433 sq ft two story home includes washer/dryer, dishwasher, screened porch and fenced back yard. Call Campus Realty @ 352-692-3800 1-6-08-18-2 *FORGET THE CAR *SAVE THE GAS* WALK TO CAMPUS 3/2 1351 sq ft 1118 NW 3 Ave $995 3/21500sqft 403NW25St $1100 4/2 1736 sq ft 5 NW 25 St $1150 Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St375-7104 12-10-15-2 Brand New Campus View Condosmaple cabinets, all appi. incId., w/d, 9ft ceilings, cwn molding, int.hlwy, alarm 2/2 $1000 W/1 decaled pking space & 3/3 $1500 w/2 decaled phing spaces Edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th St-375-7104 12-10-15-2 NW 39th Ave Fancy Ig 3/2 w/loft. Open, bright, laminated wd looking flr $750-775. Xtra Ig loft, ceramic tile flr $900. Nice 2/2 gated patio, trees $600-640. laminated fir $675 Good area, 373-8310, 219-3937 12-10-27-2 ***ANTIQUE 1BR APT*** Large 1BR, hdwd firs, clawfoot tub, 1908 house. Downtown near Waldo Rd. Pets arranged. $475/mo. Avail now. Greg 214-3291 12-10-14-2 ******MCANOPY HOUSE****** 3BR/1BA, bathrm is huge, large yard, in Maconopy city. Pets arranged. Cool old house. $600/mo 1st/last/dep. Avail now. Greg 214-3291 12-10-14-2 **NEAR SUPER WALMART** Large 1BR apt, walk to Walmart. No pets. $375/mo. 1st, last, dep. Avail now. Greg 2143291 12-10-14-2 3/2 w/2car carport 1901 sf huge liv. rogn, din. rm, fam.rm, eat-in kitch, new d/w, w/d hkups, wood/carpet, hge corner lot, great location avail now $1050 edbaurmanagement.com1731 NW 6th St-375-7104 12-10-08-13-2 2/2 townhse-newly remodeled from ceiling to floor incl w/d & a/c/heat pump, save on energy costs. Walk or bike to Shands avail now $800 edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St.-375-7104 12-10-08-14-2 J $500 -$550 2 BD Apartments Historical Downtown, WID hookups, porches, Bike to UF 10-15 mins. Great Size! Cutel Must See! $99 Deposit special rentalworkshop.com 505-9264, 870-0904 12-10-08-13-2 Available TODAY! No move-in fees & 1 mo free 1/1 : 620 sq ft -$649 2/2: 975 sq ft -$769 3/2 : 1096 sq ft -$945 pinetreegardens.com 376-4002 4-22-08-72-2 House 4BR/3BA Fenced yard Garage Lndry Rm Wsh/dry incl. 2 master suites North off 34th. $1300/mo 954-340-2732 tander@bellsouth.net 12-10-08-13-2 1 unfurnished bedroom in a 4BR house. W/D. Avail Dec 1st. $350/mo + 1/4 utils. First and last. 2100 NW 54th Terr. 941-724-0261 1212-08-13-2 REAL 1/1s for Jan 2009 at GATORNEST Where you can kick the roommate habit & walk to campus! 575 sq ft big for only $585. Just 3 blocks to UF @ 300 NW 18th St. No application fee. Most pets welcome! Call EFN Properties @ (352) 371-3636 or email Rentals@EFNProperties.com 12-10-08-13-2 PET'S PARADISE $375 -$650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 12-1008-11-2 **ARCHER ROAD HOUS ** 3BR/2BA, fenced backyard, tile floor, nice. $775/mo. Call Greg 214-3291 12-10-12-2 Room in 3br house includes all utilities,internet and washer/dryer. Ten minutes from campus. One at 400 and one at 350. 3331 nw 29th ave Call 850-803-5342 1-9-08-15-2 DOG FRIENDLY 3BR/2BA HOUSE New Tile Firs, Washer/Dryer, Large Yard. $1100 mo., Avail Jan.1st Call(339)224-8094 No extra security deposit for pets. 12-508-8-2 House for rent 2 mi from UF. 2BR/1 BA/1 car garage. 100% renovated. New kitchen appliances, new tile, carpet, fixtures & window treatment. W/D Large fenced lot. Grad or prof only. $995/mo. Available now. 386-295-8488 12-10-08-10-2 2 bed 2 bath condo in Capstone Quarters on Archer Rd and SW 34th ST New puM and carpet, washer and dryer included. Plenty of parking and close to campus, shopping and entertainment $800/mo. (352)672-0917 12-10-08-10-2 100+ Apts: Walk to UF Live within 3 blocks of Criser Hall Studios to 6BR Houses Virtual tours & photos www.ForRentNearUF.com 352-376-6223 4-22-72-2 Summit House 1 BR Condo for $'f05 per mo. Quiet, near VA and Shands, $250 security. Lease negotiable. Call 352-672-1482 1-13-08-15-2 1BR/1BA studio apt, 7th floor of Seagle Building, 6 blks to UF. W/D, DW, garbage disposal, garage parking, storage room. Beautiful view of downtown G'ville. 4729273 billconradconstruction@yahoo.com 12-10-9-2

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12, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2008 For Rent For Rent Sublea s 011rnih'd IZf urns dSul unfurnished unfurnished a lbessS61es 1 room in beautiful 2BR/1BA Downtown condo. Vaulted ceilings, sky lights, Italian style floors. Close to library, UF, Shands, and shopping. $450/mo mo to mo. Pets ok. walk to popular spots dwntn festivals. 262 1351 1-6-15-9-2 2BR 1BAApts $600/Mo 5 Biks to UF, Central H &Air Laundry Fac. Carpet, Pets Allowed. Short Term lease Avail. 829 Sw 5th Avenue Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 12-10-7-2 2BRIBA Garage Apt in the DUCKPOND AREA. Wood Floors, Central H & Air, Laundry Facilities 726 NE 4th Street $800/Mo Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 12--10-7-2 7BR/5BA House, 2 blocks to downtown, 3/4 ile to UF. Cent. A/C, wood floors, W/D, largl 'ing room. Great for group or use as 3-1BR/1BA apartments with 2 studios. 224 SW 3rd. Avenue, $1,800/mo. (386)266-9147 12-9-08-5-2 Mill Run Townhome for rent. End unit, 2bd, 1 bath, washer/dryer, fire p1, new carpets, 2005 apple, move in cond, $725 mo, 1st mo & 1 mo security. Call 352-214-2022 or 3057888233. 12-9-08-5-2 3BR 2BA Home near UP! $850/Mo Tile and Carpet Floors, Central H & Air, (tra Rm could be used as a 4th BR, carport, Nice Back Yard. 319 NW 16th Avenue Call Merrill Management Inc 352-372-1494 12-10-6-2 1BR 1BA 1BLK to UF! $525/Mo Carpet, Central H & Air, Laundry Facilities on site. 1236 Sw 4th Ave Call Merrill Management Inc 352-372-1494 12-10-6-2 Large 2BR/1 BA Close to Shands. $550/mo $400 deposit. No V/ID. 352-372-3131 12-10-08-6-2 3BR/2BA House. Hardwood floors, fireplace, new baths, screened patio, big yard, minutes is UP, on bus route, carport, storage shed. $1400/mo. 1st/last/sec. 954-899-7197 13-08-7-2 k**NEW HOMES NEAR UF*** bVictorian 3BD/2BA hardwd, granite $1295 bRanch style 4BD/2BA tile, law schl $1395 02 blocks 2 UF! HUGE 1BD hardwd $625 \11 Renovated with W/D, DW 373-5295 12)-5-2 1/2 mile off Archer Rd. Close to UF, Shands, /A Hospital on SW 31st Pl. 2BR/1BA apt. ,eramic tile, cent AC/heat, W/D hook-ups. 3590/mo. 407-363-7198, 407-234-1380 1i-08-6-2 IBR 2BA House for rent. Privacy fence, new vood floors, fireplace and attached garage. 3uiet neighborhood, Off Tower Rd. ONLY S950/mth 352-494-6485 1-16-08-14-2 0 Cottage Grove 0 Have your own house and live in G'ville largest floor plans. All the great amenities. Pet Friendly 2,3 & 4br units avail. NO-MOVE-IN FEES FOR ALIMITEOTIME Move-in today 352-373-7959 wvw.cottagegroveatgainesville.com 12-8-08-3-2 VIONTICELLO CONDO 2BR/2BA I car garage. Pool & tennis court privileges. \cross from GHFC. No pets. $1000/mo. Call 131-6872 1-20-08-15-2 k**GORGEOUS HOME*** iBR/2BA Bike To UF! Just redone w/ new ippliances, hrdwd, tile, granite, deck, private icre yard plus lawn service, on RTS line i1295ffall 373-5295 1-6-08-7-2 immaculate NW 3br/2ba home on Ige ot, convenient to dtwn & UF, wood firs, len/fam.room, yard care 3726 NW 36th S1 >1100/mo Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 4W 6th St-375-7104 12-10-08-5-2 I br/2ba doublewide on 6.75 acre, fenced & :ross fenced, includes pole barn, great for horses $1000/mo -dbaWanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St175-7104 12-10-08-5-2 New 3br/2.5 ba in NW near dwntwn & UF, wood & cer tile firs, bkshelves, screened porch, pool $1100 Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St375-7104 12-10-08-5-2 2 br/2ba in Whispering Pines, SW near UF, high ceilings, Ige all equipped kitchen w/cer tile $1000/mo-1 month free! Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St375-7104 12-1 0-08-5-2 ***BIG HOME NEAR UF*** 4BR/2BA, just redone, new tile and counters W/D, D/W, Walk to Law School & Shopping! 2000 sq ft, Irg private yard plus lawn service $1395 Call 373-5295 1-6-08-7-2 3br/2.5ba, SW near UF, screened prch, W/D, includes some utilities $750/mo Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St375-7104 12-10-08-5-2 CONDO in upscale Charleston Place, 2/2 both BR's are masters, W/D in unit, ceiling fans, tile throughout,storage locker, like new,$1,275/mo, available immed, 352-3353787 1-6-08-5-2 Lge 2br/2.5ba twnhse in NW golf & gated community, W/D, screened prchs, walk-in closets, comm. pool & tennis $1150 Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St375-7104 12-10-08-5-2 Townhouse for rent 2BR/1.5BA. Private courtyard. New kitchen. $750/mo. $700 sec dep. Pets ok. 3935/4007 SW 26th Terrace. Please call 352-371-3473 1-6-08-5-2 Duplex for rest 2BR6BA. New kitchen & bathroom. $65O/mo $600 sec dep. Pets ok. Large backyard. 718 NW 19th Ave. Please call 352-371-3473 1-6-08-5-2 **3/2, 3 Blocks to UF** WID, Pets, Dec Free $1200/mo. 352-375-8256 4-22-76-2 1 bedroom for rent in a 2 bed, 1 bath condo near oaks mall. Newly remodeled, has w/d. Rent includes utilites, cable and internet, $425/mo. On two bus lines(5 & 20) to campus. Available Jan. 2009. (904)866-7155 12-9-08-3-2 3/2 split plan home in NW Gainesville $1200 Lg master & bath, Garage,Washer&Dryer, view of Pond & Woods, Talbot elem. b.wunderlich@juno.com or 706.691.9784 1-6-08-5-2 Three rooms available for rent in large house! 4/3 w/ pool across from Royal Park Stadium Plaza. Month-to-month lease available. Rooms from $400 to $475, utilities incl. Contact 786-201-2990 for more info. 1-6-5-2 Sease Apartments Sublet & Roommates Browse FREE! www.SUBLETcom 1-877-FOR-RENT/201-845-7300 12-10-08-74-3 oxford manor 212 sublet. 1 month free w/ lease. gated entry, w/d in unit, free cable and tanning, large gym, 2 pools, sauna $906mo lease exp. 7/30/09 #863-381-7182 12-1030-3 1 BR / 1 BA apartment sublease from January to August. Fully furnished apt. @ The Estates includes internet, cable & alarm at almost 600 sq. ft. Contact (813) 679-4946. 12-10-08-22-3 $635/mo. lBR in 2BR/2.5BA townhouse with W/D, D/W, full kitchen, private balconies, large closets. 5 min walk to campus. Pets with deposit. Available now. Call 904.484.4156 or email cavguns@ufl.edu GET A FREE CLASSIFIED AD! AND HELP FEED THE NEEDY FOR THE HOLIDAYS Bring in 5 non-perishable food items and get a coupon for a One Day Basic Classified Ad Both Print AND Web Versions Coupons are valid through July 31, 2009. Donations must be brought to The Indepent Florida Alligator office at. 1105 West University Ave between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. Food drive runs through Dec. 10, 2008 You CAN make a difference:) Coupon value is $9.00 -Proceeds go to Gainesville Harvest 4 BLOCKS FROM UF Large 1/1 in College Park. W/D & DW, wood floors, central AC. Apt is brand new. Next to Library West & pool. Contact 786-326-8593 Brian. 12-8-15-3 1 BR/1 BA sublease in a 4/4 HBO, internet & utils incl for just $454/mo. Call Karl at 954-554-8461 12-5-08-13-3 Sublease nER apt @ College Manor. Walk to UP is seconds. 1BR/IBA, pets allowed, smokers allowed. Contact maryana@ufl.edu (Normally $600/mo, but subleased at $500/ mo + utils) 440-263-3013 12-10-08-13-3 ONE MONTH FREE! 1BR/1 BA in 3/3 Luxury Townhouse. $550/ month. (Starts Jan 09). All utilities (Premium Cable, HS internet, Electric, etc) INCLUDED. Further, the room is fully furnished! Call 954-483-4597. 129-08-12-3 Live without roomates across the street from campus! College Manor spring 2009 sublease. 1 BR/i BA apt. $565/mo + Utilities. Will leave apt furnished. Pet-friendly complex. 352-328-9518 danilizaso@ufl.edu 12-1008-13-3 ONE BLOCK FROM CAMPUS/LIBRARY WEST! Spring/Summer. I11 NW 16th Sf. Looking Glass Apts. 1 Br/i Ba. Big BR. Free internet, Washer/dryer, dish washer. $545/ month. Call (850) 525-4532. 1-6-14-3 Cabana Beach Sublease! WILL GIVE $500 NOW or 1st Mo. Rent Freel Jan 09-Jul 09. Private 1 BR/i BA in 4/4. furnished w/walk in closet. internet. tv/cable, pool, & gym. $530/ mo. 904-536-9690 or andrea87@ufl.edu 12-10-9-3 1BA/1BR deluxe in a 4/4 at the Estates for Spring/Summer. $575 obo. Female. Close to campus. Go to TheEstatesUF.com for amenities. Call Kellie at 352-283-0860 12-10-9-3 $500-1/1 available in 2/2 townhome 4 spring/ summer. Cable, internet, water & sewer incld. Pets welcomed. W/D in unit. Furnished/ Unfurnished. Price negot. Dec 15th avail. Call 352-792-5995 12-10-8-3 1 room in beautiful 2BR/1BA Downtown condo. Vaulted ceilings, sky lights, Italian style floors. Close to library, UF, Shands, and shopping.'$450/mo mo to mo. Pets ok. walk to popular spots dwntn festivals. 262 1351 1-6-08-9-3 Furnished 1br/lba @ University Heights available for spring semester. $659/month includes water and electric. 2 blocks from UF campus, 1 block east of Norman Hall. Contact by email: katschl@ufl.edu 12-5-4-3 $425-Male roommates needed for 4/4 Univ. Terrace condo (SW 34th St.); utilities included; on routes 12 and 35. Call 352.514.3398. Negotiable. 12-10-7-3 awesome sublease 2br/2ba furnished spyglass townhouse.monthy 1013.00 utilities extra lease till 5/09 optional to extend.gated, pooltennis close to uf santa fe call 772-4863432 12-8-08-5-3 First month FREE 1BA/lBR in 4/4 spring/ summer Gainesville Place apt. Discounted rent $499(negotiable)lncludes all utilities. Move in ready in December. Call to see Apt and meet female roommates 727-422-7705 12-9-08-5-3 $789 Arbor Lofts Sublease Jan 09-July 09. 1 br/i bath. 3 blocks from stadium, quiet neighborhood, tons of parking. contact kris tine at schiavonek@ufl.edu or 386-214-9910 12-10-08-6-3 $525 Utilities FREE! for master bedroom W private bathroom in 4b/2b house.SE 2nd PL walk down town in 3 min bike to campus in 7 min buses 1 block away (321) 591 7007 or E_G270@msn.corr 12-9-5-3 Arbor Lofts. Only 3 blocks from UF by the football stadiuml! bed/1bath w/a large living room and kitchen. Parking included. Available now thru end of July. $749/month. Please call, text, or email: (239)249-0216 or eweyl@ufl.edu 12-10-08-7-3 Arlington Square (2b/2ba) -$1025/moUF Campus/Downtown Gainesville. Avail 12/ 18/08. Utils not incl. Must be willing to take over existing lease. Security deposit free. Contact sean6cly@ufl.edu or 239-410-1603 2-9-08-30-3 1 BR/1 BA in a 2/2. $455/mo Includes private study, full kitchen & washer/dryer. 941-356-6672 12-10-08-6-3 $390 + util. 1/1 avail now til 8/1 in 3/3 POLOS APTS. SW GV Williston Rd. bus to campus quiet unfurn w/d is unit: $300 sublet fee + $45 apple fee -no sec. deposit -disc.for Dec. (thepolosuf.com) (352)262-6515 128-08-4-3 1BR in Lexington Crossings. Have your own bathroom with fully furnished room. Located in 4/4 male apartment. December rent FREE. $499/mo price is negotiable. Desperate to sell. 321-947-0077. Spring sublease 1210-08-6-3 LEASE TAKEOVER Mount Vernon Apartments, 1B/16 $630 a month, partially furnished, less than 1.2 miles from the stadium, good until 07/09, option to extend, call or text 386-589-5987 or jedi1987@ufl.edu 12-10-08-5-3 EXTREMELY QUIET 1BD1IBA LIVEALONE Jan 1May 31 $595/MO and NO DEPOSIT spacious bedroom with walk-in. closet Nice Kitchen w huge pantry Call Chris at 407-587-6774 12-10-08-5-3 $330 ii in a 4/4 @ Gville Place! female only; all utilities incl'd! close to amenities (pool/gym/bus.) sublease available now -july 31,09 fully furnished; call 352-414-6550 12-10-5-3 1 BR/i BA in 3/3 townhouse available for spring/summer sublease. Great location close to campus. Available furnished or unfurnished. Oversized bedroom with double closets, washer/dryer included. Rent is $425, will sacrifice for $300 954-288-5889 12-10-08-5-3 Spring Sublease for one bedroom is a 3/3 furnished apt. at Gateway at Glades. $485 includes all utilities. Two female roommates. Bus Routes 12 & 35. Available on Dec. 11th. Call 727-236-0042. 12-10-5-3 CLOSE TO CAMPUS, SHANDS, VA! Only $310/mo! Less than $380 for EVERYTHING! Nice, quiet roomiel Jan 1st -July 22. Pets OKI Please e-mail for more info! karolk@ufl.edu 12-5-2-3 Female to sublease 1 bedroom in 2 bedroom apt. in The Estates on 20th Ave, spring/ summer 2009. $600/mo, furnished, poolside, 2nd floor, gated community. Call 321-4313390 or 321-431-6052 12-10-08-5-3 2 MONTHS FREE RENT! NO MOVE IN FEES! 1/1 IN 2/2 @ HIDDEN LAKE $520 month w/ cable/internet. Washer/dryer, Dogs ok, Pool, gym. Individual lease. Call Arthur at 401-595-0588 www.hiddenlakeuf.com 12-10-5-3 1Br/lBA FURNISHED in a 4B/4B @ Gainesville Place apts. All INCLUSIVE (utilities,cable,internet) $425/month FLEXIBLE LEASE TERMS mxracer@cfl.rr.com OR 321-302-1175 120-08-14-3 Furnished 1/1 in 4/4 at Gainesville Place for spring semester. Original sublease $540/mo but available at $400/mo!! Includes utils. Currently has 3 responsible male residents. 305-431-2193, gully12@ufl.edu 1-6-08-5-3 Need F to sublease 3/2 flat in Greenwich Green for spring/summer. 383/mo.+utilities. W/D in apt, wireless internet, BR furnished or unfurnished, bus stop right outside complex. Call Kat at 561-271-5708. 12-10-4-3 Bedroom available in 5BR/3BA house. Located next to holiday inn at university and 13th. only 1 block walk to campus. $525/mo, plus utilities. Cable and internet included. available spring/summer. 954-303-2245 16-08-5-3 U~ltes Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Cobblestone 377-2801 Hidden Lake 374-3866 4-22-72-4 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. -::2 Blocks To UF :: Room in 4br condo incl utils, internet, cable TV, pool. Very Nice $425 283-8777 www.Gainesville-Rooms-4-Rent.com 1-608-614 MUST SEE lBd/lBa in nice 2/2.5 condo 1.5 mi from UF. W/D, internet, newer appis, pool, open parking, condo fully furnished. $550/mo + 1/2 utils. call Chris 5614459034 12-10-08-21-4 MOST WANTED! Victor Leon Athey, Jr. White Male (DOB 11/04/81); 5'10", 175 lbs. Black Hair, Green Eyes Wanted for: Obstructing JusticeIntimidate Threaten Witness ALACN UA COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS Call (352) 372-STOP

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, 13 als o rfm1s Roommates U Roommates Real Estate RENT LAKE HOUSE $400 security deposit, $400 rent/mo + utils. Call 352-246-1637, egonskinny@gmail.com 12-5-15-4 Walk/bike to class.Clean, quiet, engineering student needs roommate for a 2/1 at Summit House Condos on SW 16th Ave. $400/mo + 1/2 elec. & cable. $200 dep. Call Tim, 352843-0220 12-10-17-4 Non-smoking roommates to share 412 home. $350/mo washer/dryer wifi cable office & utils. 352-337-2937 or ssechat@aol.com. 12-8-08-15-4 3 bdrm 2 bath condo,2 more female roomies needed $400.00 each all utilities paid 10 min from U of F 10 min.from Santa Fe, swimming pool,tennis,weight room etc. bus stop out front. call 850-974-0686 12-5-08-10-4 ROCKWOOD VILLAS ROOM FOR RENT M/F clean/mature needed ASAP for 3/3TwnH HUGE br PRVT bath PetsOK wifi,NewApps,rte20,pool/ten/voll 450/mo+1/3util**NEG**3013056206 129-10-4 Female roommate needed in condo 1 mile from UF, $455/MO includes cable, internet, utilities, pool+ more beautifully renovated, on bus route, Available 1/1/09, ?262-2871 12-10-08-9-4 $325/month rent room in 3/2 @ Boardwalk Apts SW 13th St.Great room mates, nice room, pool, free tanning, walk/bike to UF. Prefer clean/mature individual. $333 deposit. Call Emily 704-223-0423 12-5-5-4 Roommate needed SPRING ONLY $535 SPRING+SUMMER $425.4BR/4BA Fully turn. Util incl +internet,cable, private bath,W/D,pool. 2 Bus rts short ride to UF 954-593-3063 12-5-5-4 oEpiac 1 All Saint glican -p t lae Church EsoahpHue HyChapel ofa :m-n tisn 2 weekly cominunion services, 81 ner Road lovely Oarden, sweet-fellowship, y,,)h6ly fun! 352.372.8506 J-4 .757 0 -' lisatntsxnec r Evanelical -isti Creekside Community Church Victor rh Sunday Service 10:30am, An up church with 2640 NW 39thAvenue o1ege lfe. Victdy UF in 24 W3t vne for sore information (call) Turning nThs/Fr 12-2pxm.~ (352) 378-1800 Frida Ni g htLjw6variety show day Service @ 10: www.creeksidecc.org ,~muJall for a ride Jewish Student 3.371.7800 Centers victorychurcslbts Chabad Lubavitch dependent Christian Jewish Stud Fellowship,7th Day -Your home aw Would like to assemble with like -Friday Night] mindednthat seek/try to reflect, -Services & Sh and want to study the character '7:30pm Fall S of Jesus at a convenient tine -352-336-5877; ,on each sabbath. All scholarly Ave. versions appreciated. No post -(5 blocks nor biblicalself proclaimed prophets/ -www.JewishG special messenger/apostles/etc. Krishna are used. Call George-222.19 76 if interested. I can transport 1 Krishna Hou or 2. Universal Faith Ministries Night of harvest crops are in 12/5-6/08 @ 8pm. The crops are plenty and the laborers are few' ask the Lord of Harvest for laborers., Hosted by Universal Faith Ministries 1930 NE Waldo Rd. Gainesville FL 32609 ent Center ay from home., Live! abbat Dinner emester 2021 NW 5ths th of the stadium) ator.com se 214 NW 14th St. Gnsv. 32603 Intro Meditation/bahtki-yoga Krishna Breakfast M-F 7:00 AM Gita/Kirtan/feast W-F 6:30 PM Pure vegan/vegetarian Prasad M-F 2-4 PM Saturday 6-9 PM (352)222-2886 krishnalunch.com 1 room in beautiful 2BR/1BA Downtown condo. Vaulted ceilings, sky lights, Italian style floors. Close to library, UF, Shands, and shopping. $450/mo mo to mo. Pets ok. walk to popular spots dwntn festivals. 262 1351 1-6-08-9-4 Quiet! Close to UF! Close to Downtown! 1/1 in a 2/2 avail Dec 15 no rent until Jan! Unfurnished bedroom with 2 closets No pets Treehouse Village (SE 16th Ave & Main St) Call Christina at (561) 762-4711 12-5-4-4 HANDYMAN NEEDED Disc 4 wk Share 2/2 MH Furn rm avail now $200 N/R dep. $300/m $75/wk incl util. 2 wk adv. laun/cook svc avail N/A, N/S, N/D. Car a+ 30 day notice 2 vacate. Nr bus/shops Sm caged pet ok 331-3666 12-10-6-4 FREE December Rent $475/MO -M or F roommate needed for Unfurnished room in furn 3/2 condo @ Campus Edge, util cable & wireless included. Complex has pool & gym. laundry room in unit! Available now! 954-5546059 or aldraper@ufl.edu 12-10-08-6-4 Lutheran University Lutheran Church & Campus Ministry 1826 W University Ave. Student Bible Study Wed. 5:30 Worship 10:25 am Sundays Methodist Grace United, Methodist Church Sunday Bible Study 9:30atn Sunday Worship 9:00 & 10:45 9325 W. Newberry Rd. 352-332-8770 gracefl.org www.facebookdj/passport University United MethodistChurch The Wesley Foundation meeting at the Presbyterian Student Center 1402 W University Avenue Sunday Worship Caf6. -Traditional Blend 9:30ani Free Breakfast 10:30am Modem Mix 11:00am Thursday -The Gathering 8pm ufwesley.cotn for more info First-United Methodist Church Traditional Sunday Worship 8:25am and 10:55ani. All Ages Sunday School Groups -9:45am. Wednesday Dinner ($2 Students) and Classes -5:30-7: 30pntn 419 NE Ist St. www.fumcgnv.org (352)372-8523 Non-Denominational University City Church of Christ Gators for Chrtsi campus ministry -college group meets at University City church on Sundays at 9:30am and Wednesdays at 7ptm -practical application from God's word, plus service projects, large group events, free meals, and much more. (directions and events calendar at www.gatorsforchrist.org) Roommate needed 2BR/2.5Ba furn townhome in Brighton Park on bus route to UF every 15 mins. $400/mo + utils. Call Babby 352-665-0751 1-6-08-7-4 Walk to Shands, VA & UF campus. 2/2 first floor corner, W/D, part furn. Avail Jan 09. $800 + util. Flex terms. SW 13th St & SW 16th Ave. 561-373-0979 1-6-08-6-4 Female needed for a great 4/2 house. DW, W/D, and pool. Also includes utils. Very nice neighborhood location. $390 to $495. 6 or 12 mo lease. Please call Mr. Kristoff 332-5030 1-7-08-7-4 ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE Near library downtown. $285-$375/rm + utils. Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304 1-6-08-5-4 Orthodox Christian St. Elizabeth's Greek Orthodox Church Worship, Witness, Serve: living the Christian Faith since 33ad. If you haven't heard Orthodoxy, maybe now's the time. Visit: stelizabeth.fl.goarch.org Presbyterian Faith Presbyterian Church 10Am Worship 9Am Sunday.School 5916 NW 39th Ayrenue Gainesville Phone: 352-377-5482 .fpc-gnv.org First Presbyterian Church 106 SW 3rd Street -_ Are you new to the heart of Gainesville? Come worship with us! 8:30 am or 10:55 am College Bible Study Wed. 8:30 'pm Presbyterian & Disciples of Christ Student Center Open, affirming and spiritually diverse. Taize worship Sun. at 7pm. $1 Dinners Weds. at 7pnm. Theology on Tap Tues. Stubbies Pub Downtown 8pm. 1402 University Ave, 376-7539 pdcsc.org Westminister Presbyterian 1521 NW 34 STREET WORSHIP: 9:30 REFRESHMENTS: 10:30 STUDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY WELCOME. For more mfOrmation contact Kaley Goodfellow_ at a 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 CHEjK OUT -PLACING YOUR AD ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373-Find SEE ALL CONDOS WWW.UFCONDOMINIUMS.COM Mat Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551 12-10-74-5 NEW CONDOS -WALK to U4 3 Blks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4 Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman, Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 12-1074-5 Brand new luxury condos starting at $220k. Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony, steel & concrete construction, alarm system. Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453 4-22-72-5 AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUCTION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL 2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF. Matt Price, Campus Realty 352-281-3551 12-10-16-5 CONDOSAT UF www.CONDOSatUF.com Matt & Tiffany Thomas, Bosshardt Realty (352) 494-0194 or (352) 316-5556 2-1760-5 Rare condo 2350sf,3br/2.5b,ba/den Lg 2car garnew 2-zone hvac, mins to UFShandsVA-Immaculate $309KICaI C.Z Essue 328-6946 Matchmaker Realty 372-3930 12-8-08-10-5 1 BR/1 BA CONDO $85,000. 352-213-3943 12-8-5-5 3/2 split plan in NW Gainesville $196,000 Talbot district, Large Master Bed & .th. view of Pond & Woods, Bonus Room. b.wunderlich@juno.com or 706.691.9784 1-8-08-7-5 AUCTIONS! Saturday December 6th 10: 00 A.M. 211 AcresHighway 142, Selmer, Tennessee. 1:00 P.M. 85AcresHarris Road, Crump, Tennessee. FREE BROCHURE: (877)914-7653. Garner Auctions, Inc. Ken Garner TN FIRM 4293. www.garnerauction sinc.com. 12-5-1-5 3BR/2BA Foreclosure! $11,000! Only $199) Mo! 5% down 15 years @ 8% apr. Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For listings (800)366-9783 Ext 5798. 12-5-1-5 Never Rent Again! Buy, 4Br 2Ba $15,400! Only $199/Mo! 3 Br $11,000! 5% down 15years 8%. HUD Homes Available! for listings (800)366-9783 ext 5796. 12-5-1-5 NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINSHandyman special bordering U.S.F.S. paved dr., well, septic, singlewide with *ap near Lake Nantahala, borders paved road. Only $49,000. hftp://valleytownrealty.com (800)632-2212 valleytownrealty@verizon.n et. 12-5-1-5 VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 2 acres on mountain top near New River State Park, great fishing, view, private. $29,500 must sell, call owner (866)789-8535. 12-5-1-5 TENNESSEE LAND RUSH! 1+acre to 2icre homesites, wood, views. Starting at $59,900. Tenn River & Nick-a-Jack view tracts noh available! Retirement guide rates this area #2 in U.S. places to retire. Low cost of living, no impact fee. (330)699-2741 or (866550-5263, Ask About Mini Vacation! 12-5-1-5 MID TENN MTNS By Owner, 5 acres, perfect mountaintop cabin-site w/woods. Small stream in back of property. A must see' $26,900. Owner Financing (931)445-311 12-5-1-5

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14,ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2008 Real Estate Furnishings For SaleI W torcycles, Mopeds Motorcycles, Moped South Carolina low country Hunting/ Recreation Tracts for sale. Close to 1-95 in Bamberg CO. Peaceful/secluded and loaded w deer, turkey, hogs and timber value too. 42 c-85ac-1 20ac-235ac-500ac-730acall on the Little Salkahatchie river. Roads, game plots, stands new Ready to hunt, Priced below marketIl Call Now (803)826-6033 (Brokers Protected). 12-5-1-5 U3Funishins9 BED -QUEEN -$110 ORTHOPEDIC Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new; still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 12-10-08-74-6 BED -FULL SIZE -$90 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 3523-460846 12-10-08-74-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT -$400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-7490 12-10-08-74-6 BED -KING -$170 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 12-10-08-74-6 CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost $1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516 Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516 12-10-74-6 BEDROOM SET 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100 (352) 372-7490 12-10-08-74-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846 12-10-08-74-6 DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table, 6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New, still jn boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100. Mek!Vsell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 1210-74-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899 DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 12-10-08-74-6 **BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**Full $100 Quen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 12-10-74-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $120 352-377-9846. 12-10-74-6 BedAll New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516. 12-10-74-6 BEfiROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes 6 pieces include: Headboard, 2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-10-0874-6 FUTON -$60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-10-74-6 OOL TABLE -Gorgeous 8" All wood table. .eather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs. frafr new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail $5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846 12-10-74-6 HOT TUB/SPA -$1295 Brand New Loaded! Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery, MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-10-74-6 Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box. New in plastic, warr. Can del. $100 317-4031 SOFA $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 12-10-74-6 WIFE RAN AROUND I All over town, looking for the best deals on furniture and bedding. She found them at Dumas Discount Furniture and Bedding 1201 East Univ. Av 352-371-4422 12-10-08-74-6 oPU CASH PAID FOR LAPTOP'S Buy -Sell -Trade Any Condition 336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz Joel 4-2208-72-7 COMDPUTERS 12-10-74-7 Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/ unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041. www.GatorlandComputers.com 12-10-74-7 COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 12-10-08-72-7 In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS Best Prices in Town SPIN CYCLE 373-3355 424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN) 12-10-74-9 2I'For Se PARKING: Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 12-10-08-74-10 UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS are underway. bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: http://www.suirplus.ufl.edu/online/ 12-10-08-99-10 PARTY SUPPLIES Complete line of Bar Suppies, glassware, beer taps, draft beer equipment. Professional Cooking Utensils. R.W. Beaty Co 1206 N Main St. RWBEATY.COM 376-5939 M-F 8-5, Sa 10-3 12-10-74-10 X-Mas Cash and Beyondt People will anxiously send you $130 each.Automated, fast results, and easy to follow. Great for college students. www.income4u2day.com 12-5-08-3-10 AC/HEAT UNIT 220 -Whirlpool about 2'x2'. Cold BTU -17, 800, Heat BTU -15,000. Works great. (New $600) ASKING $175/060. 352-529-9107 12-5-08-1-10 Huge Yard & Garage Sale Extravaganza ONE DAY ONLY Sunday, Dec 7, 2008 8:00am-3:00pm Clothing -Toys -Electronics -Art -Books Household & Kitchen Items & Much More! Many new and almost new treasures! Bargains, Bargains, Bargains! At: Lubavitch-Chabad Jewish Student and Community Center 2021 NW 5th Ave -5 blks north of stadium 12-5-2-10 ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you earn $800 in a day? 30 Local Machines and Candy $9,995. (888)629-9968 B02000033. CALL US: We will not be undersold 125-1-10 Be Empowered! Realize Financial Fulfillment with a Proven System! Six-figure Potential. Returning 2 min-phone calls. Not MLM. Full Training & Support. References Available. Serious Call (800)940-6301, www.cashresu ltstoday.com 12-5-1-10 Create your own prosperity and personal freedom with your own financial bailout plan. Go to: www.financialfreedom2008.net or call (888)848-4777. 12-5-1-10 @00000 SCOOTERS 00000 RPM MOTORCYCLES INC SALES, SERVICE, PARTS Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St. www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974 12-10-08-74-11 *****New Scooters 4 Less***** Motor Scooter Sales and Service! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 12-10-08-74-11 ***GatorMoto*** Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at$999. No legit shop can beat these prices! lyr Warranties included. 376-6275GatorMoto.com 12-1008-74-11 SCOOTER SERVICE New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates! Will service any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail $19.99 oil changes!! 336-1271 12-10-08-74-11 WWBuyMyScooter.com* Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter All on one site! Check the website or call 336-1271 for more info! 12-10-08-74-11 GATORMOTO is Gainesville's number 1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 12-10-08-74-11' SWAMP CYCLES New location -Closest to campus. Scooters-Service-Pickup-Parts-Acces morel 633 NW 13th Street www.swampcycles.com 12-10-74-11 ***SOLANO CYCLE*** Scooters from $899. Largest selection from KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Genuine, Schwinn, others. 2 yr warrantees. 1024 S Main St 338-8450 solanocycle.com 12-10-08-74-11 *FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARSO ORunning or notl! *NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS *Over 15 yr svc to UF students eCall Don @ 215-7987 12-10-08-74-12 CARS -CARS BuyOSellOTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-22-72-12 OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000 SELECT MOTOR CAR THE YELLOW BUILDING 2715 N MAIN 377-1616 www.selectmotorcar.us 12-10-08-74-12 by Linda Thistle 9 2 3 4 1 6 9 3 7 8 2 5 7 7 6 4 8 64 5 5 2 1 4 2 9 7 1 9 6 3 Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine. Moderate * Challenging * HOO BOY! 0 2008 Kir~g Features Synd. nc. ATTENTION ADVERTISERS The Alligator will not publish from Thursday, December 11 to Monday, January 5 due to the holiday break. The deadlines for Tuesday, January 6 are Wednesday, December 10 and Friday, January 2. These deadlines apply to both Display and Classified Advertising. Display Advertising Classified Advertising 376-4482 376-4446

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2008 3 ALLIGATOR, 11 Autos, Autos Wanted HelpWanteId Help Wanted $500! POLICE IMPOUNDS! HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC. For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622 4-22-72-12 JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY! 0000 YOU PAY ONLY $40!!! 0000 MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY! CALL DON 215-7987 12-10-08-74-12 CARS FROM $29/MO! Hondas 0 Chevys 0 Jeeps and morel $0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr. For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765 12-10-74-12 *FAST CASH PAID* For any running cars or trucks. 1995 and up. Clean or ugly. Segovia 352-284-8619 4-22-72-12 *****ATTENTION***** *S*SUN CITY AUTO SALES00000 WHY PAY MORE? YOU COULD PAY LESS! 300+ vehicles @ wholesale prices 338-1999 4-22-08-72-12 OPICK UP BED LINER -All Star, black, fair cond. 57"x95", fits Dodge Dakota $75/10 OPICK UP TOPPER -great cond, silver 60"x91 fits S-10 longbed. $200/OBO. Call 352-529-9107 12-5-08-3-12 2003 Honda Civic LX sedan 98k automatic, AC, CD, silver with gray cloth, power everything, very clean, $8,400 OBO 352.514.1800 -pics: lunadog@cox.net 1-8-9-12 $$ CASH TODAY! $$ For your unwanted cars Junk!! Trucks, RVS & Wrecks!!! TOP DOLLAR PAID! 386-234-0072 & 386-234-0075 12-10-08-5-12 DONATE YOUR VEHICLE RECEIVE $1000 GROCERY COUPON UNITED BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION Free Mammograms, Breast Cancer Info www.ubcf.info FREE Towing, Tax Deductible, Non-Runners Accepted, (888)468-5964. 12-5-1-12 Police Impounds! 95 Honda Civic $700! 94 Acura Integra $700! 93 Honda Accord $650! for listings call (800)366-9813 Ext 9275. 125-1-12 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. $$$Need Cash?$$$ I'll buy gold, jewelry, guns, cars/motorcycles, or anything of value. Will pay cash on the spot. Call (561) 252-3135 or (386) 972-6699 12-10-08-6-13. Warriors for Christ Help Feed the HomeleSS WA k, P Wanted 9 In the Downtown Plaza -Sundays at 4pm Contributions would be greatly appreciated to help with our community project LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: *Monetary Gifts WelCOmedO Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade Canned Goods 0 Blankets Etc OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 12Mail to: 3207 NW.53rd Ave, Gville 32605 10-74-13 WILL PICK UP TOOl For information call Pastor John 246-6623 UF GRAD PAYS MORE 12-10-4-13 for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-22*HelpW antd l 08-72-13 BEAN INSPIRATION! Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for walks and shopping as needed. We'll have lots of fun! And you will make a new friend! Contact 219-6948. 12-10-08-74-13 40 St. _Mountains: 52 Often-played Alaska/Canada number range 53 Marion who 41 Like some played Aunt Clara swirling winds on "Bewitched" 45 Choose 54 Go ape 46 Cinematic Cobb 55 Healing sign 47 Suit's suit, 56 Pool player's maybe game 50 Relish 57 Top 51 Belt size, 61 Vein find basically 62 Flood survivor ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings Sthe indepenIent florila alligator FULL-TIME ACCOUNTING CLERK Full-time position in accounts receiveable. Must be able to work from 8am-5pm, M-F. This position combines billing with sales related reports, cash receipts posting, marking up the paper, etc. Communication skills with customers and students important. 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16, ALIGATORE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2008 Help Wanted Help Wanted services Health Service Entertainment File Clerk needed FT or PT for busy family liractice. HS Diploma or GED required along with one year experience in office er i nment. Needs proficient computer skills, accurate typing and spelling. Fax resume to 352-333-6080 or email to apply432@yahoo.com 12-8-08-5-14 *MOVIE EXTRAS NEEDED!* All looks and ages wanted for films. No experience needed. Earn from $150 to $250/ y. Call now! 1-888-268-5460 ext 319 1-7-09-9-14 UF Survey Research Center Telephone Interviewers NO SALES $8.00-$8.50/hr Students and Non-Students (352)-392-2908 Ext: 105 8 W. University Ave. Suite 106 12-8-7-1 T/TH 8 to 6 NANNY must start Tue 01-06 thru April; infant exp req. 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Sports RIDAY, DECEMBER 5,2008 ALLIGATOR www.alligatorSports.org Championship could be classic ByMIKE McCALL Alligator Staff Writer mmccal @a11igator.org Even Tim Tebow couldn't have imagined this. Moments after UF fell to Mississippi at home on Sept. 27, the Gators' quarterback issued a teary-eyed promise that he and his teammates would work harder than any players before them. He had no way of knowing just how true that statement would become. "I just tried to say heartfelt things, not make any statements like we're going to win the rest of our games or go undefeated or anything," Tebow said. "It was just that we were going to play with intensity, play with passion, character Football and love for the game." The strategy has worked on a higher level than Tebow could have expected, as UF has gone undefeated since the comments, reeling off eight straight wins by a margin of 414-97, with the closest contest a 28-pointer against Vanderbilt. Now, the thing that felt so distant for Tebow that afternoon at the podium is within reach -a national championship. The No. 2 Gators (11-1) are one game away from a probable berth in the BCS Championship Game. All that remains is a duel with No. 1 Alabama (12-0) for the Southeastern Conference title. The two squads rank near the top of almost every SEC statistical category, leading some to proclaim it as the greatest conference championship matchup ever. -4 The Gators lead the SEC in scoring offense (46.3), rushing offense (237.1 yards) and total offense (449.4 yards), while the Crimson Tide is first in scoring defense (11.5), rushing Alligator File Photo defense (73.6 yards) and total defense (248.5 yards). UF quarterback Tim Tebow runs to the Alabama 3-yard line in the It's a clash of different styles, as UF's high-scoring ofGators' 28-13 home win against the Tide on Sept. 30, 2006. SEE SEC, PAGE 18 UF MEN'S BASKETBALL Hodge, Werner look to get in gear at FSU By MIKE DIFERDINANDO Alligator Staff Writer mdiferdinando@alligator.org In recent days, the Gators' two most veteran players have played like anything but. After being benched for most of the second half against Florida A&M Tuesday, junior forward Dan Werner and senior guard Walter Hodge are scrambling to find their form before UF's showdown with Florida State (7-1) on Sunday night in Tallahassee. The Seminoles have won the last two meetings between the teams and three of the last four. "Since coming back from Kansas City, for whatever reason, it seems like I'm not doing as well," Werner said. "I haven't come out with the same energy. I haven't really been leading by example." "Every time (the Seminoles) play against us, it's like a championship for them." Walter Hodge UF senior guard After their win against Washington in the CBE Classic, neither Werner (11.1 points per game on the season) nor Hodge (6.6) has scored in double figures. "My offense isn't that good right now, but it's going to get there," Hodge said. If No. 23 UF (6-1) hopes to resuscitate the rivalry, Werner and Hodge will have to find a way to right the ship. "I don't think these last two games they have been consistent," UF coach Billy Donovan said. "Not with their scoring, but just the things they normally can provide for us in a game.' While Hodge is still searching for a cure to his ailing game, the recent struggles haven't seemed to affect his swagger. "Every time (the Seminoles) play against us, it's like a championship for them," Hodge said. "We don't like them, and they don't like us. Every year you look forward to that game." SEE HOOPS, PAGE 18 UF victory vs. Alabama inevitable H ere it is. Finally. The game that has been hyped since even before each team had clinched its respective division. And, thankfully,theSoutheastern Conference Championship Game will pair the league's top two teams. (I'm looking at you, Big 12.) This will be No. 1 vs. No. 2. "I heard it was like a Super Bowl for college," freshman speedster Jeff Demps said. Well, maybe not, Jeff. There's probably not an old washed-up music act slated for halftime. This will be the signature win Phil Kegler UF needs to Phil on the Hill qualify as a pkegler@alligator.org great team. Be ca use the truth is, the Gators really haven't played anyone so far this season. It's not really their fault the SEC was down this year. But while Ufhas been steamrolling through its schedule, who has it really faced? First was a Hawaii team that was a shell of its 2007 squad that got murdered by Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. Next came Miami, a young, athletic team that will be good down the road. A decent amount of atlileticism but a lack of leadership hurt this team trying to come into The Swamp and win. (Remember, UP led only 9-3 late in this game, the first game Percy Harvin played in after returning from injury). A trip to Knoxville smelled like a blowout going in, and no one even realized at that moment how bad the Volunteers were going to be. Mississippi came into Gainesville and gave UF a slap in the face, althidugh it was self-inSEE PHIL, PAGE 18 Today's question: What will be the result of the kerceoiVotes) UF-Alabama game on Saturday? Speed 78% (90) Power 22% (25) Monday's question: What is more important 115TOTAL VOTES to a football team: speed or power? (see right for results) U Redshirt freshman Chris Rainey limped out of practice Thursday, and coach Urban Meyer said the running back had a recurring groin injury that might require surgery after the season. Percy Harvin is still questionable for Saturday's game. F Two relay squads on the UF women's swimming team captured national titles in events at Day 1 of the U.S. Nationals on Thursday night, and former Gator Ryan Lochte also took home a title.

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18, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5,2008 Undefeated 'Bama could use underdog role as motivation on Saturday SEC from page 17 fense and playmaking defense will go up against Alabama's smashmouth, more traditional scheme. "This is the most intriguing matchup I've ever done, and basically it's because of the styles," said CBS commentator Gary Danielson, who will announce the game on television. "This is Frazier vs. Ali. This is ugly vs. Danielson pretty. This is new vs. old. This is Spfad out vs. tight." And this is Tebow against the team he almost joined. When he was recruited out of St. Augustine Nease High in 2005, his decision came down to UF and Alabama, and despite being a lifelong Gators fan, he couldn't choose until just minutes before his announcement. UF coach Urban Meyer knows things would be drastically different if Tebow went to Tuscaloosa, but he didn't want to accept that reality at the time. Meyer said assistant coach Greg Mattison told him on a recruiting trip that not landing Tebow would set the program back 10 years. "I go, 'Shut Lip. We'll be all right,"' Meyer said. "And he goes, 'Ten years.' I got so upset with him that I grabbed a blanket and didn't even talk to him the rest of the trip. But he's right. That's how important Tim was." Things worked out fine for the Crimson Tide. Then-coach Mike Shula, who recruited Tebow, was fired after the next season, clearing the way for Nick Saban to abandon the Miami Dolphins and take over. In just his second season at Alabama, Saban has led the Tide to its first undefeated regular season since 1994, and although his team has held the top spot in the polls for several weeks, it comes in as PHIL, from page 17 duced by the Gators. This team had to learn it wasn't invincible, although the Rebels turned out to be a decent team by year's end. Heading to Arkansas is where the miraculous turnaround apparently happened for UF. The fourth quarter, specifically. Tim Tebow remembered the game was supposed to be about fun. Then came another misleading game, when LSU came to town. Everyone thought the Tigers would be at least decent this season. They weren't. UF hype continued. Kentucky came to Gainesville with enough injuries to fill a hospital ward. Gators roll. Then the game billed in preseason as the biggest of the year falls on itself. UF stomps Georgia, and then Urban Meyer shows some swagger as he begins to realize he may never have a team this talented again. Yes, the Bulldogs lost to Alabama and UF, Graham flarrell Harrell was the front-runner for most of the season because of his insane numbers, and he looked to s QB be a shoo-in for Texas Tec the trophy if Texas Tech could hold on to its undefeated season. Though the Red Raiders finally fellthe pass of the year just might be Harrell's last-second throw to Michael Crabtree to upend Texas. Still, that loss, along with not playing is the Big 12 Conference Championship Game on Saturday, handicaps his chances at bringing home the most coveted individual trophy in college football. 4,747 yds, 41 T~s, 7 INTs, 71.5 pt. 13.03 rating nearly a double-digit underdog against the Gators. That might change if Percy Harvin, UF's leading receiver and second-leading rusher, is unable to play because of an ankle injury, both respectable. But they also lost at home to Georgia Tech and only squeaked past 5-7 Auburn and 7-5 South Carolina. An overmatched Vanderbilt team gets routed. South Carolina comes and UF sweeps them up, too. While I like what The Citadel stands for, I need not talk about its football team. Then the Gators beat a pathetic rebuilding Seminoles squad. Yes, UF has turned heads by its margins of victory, and I have been impressed like everyone else. But why should I be, again? Oh, I just remembered. Because the Gators will romp the Crimson Tide, too. It's no disrespect to Alabama. The Tide could probably defeat Texas or Penn State in a bowl, maybe even Southern Cal. But this Gators juggernaut is something that is rare. So I'm sorry, college football fans. There will be no thriller Saturday like Southern CalTexas or Boise State-Oklahoma. Just another UF blowout. r '" ""----------------1 LHeisman Watch-List Colt McCoy Sam Bradford McCoy may I At this point be the best in the season, quarterback in Bradford has to the bunch, but be the favorite the fact that he for the award. isn't going to be With his Sooners sr ea practicing his art Rs., Qb comfortably in the Texas against Missouri Oklaioma Big 12 title game this weekend hurts him and the and with a clear path to the national Longhorns. His team's only loss came championship game, Bradford and his on a miracle against Texas Tech, and through-the-roof 190.97 passer rating McCoy did everything he possibly could might be bringing home the trophy. to keep his team in the game. And just A win against Missouri on Saturday look at that completion percentage. seems assured, and another 60-point Have you ever seen a number that big performance from Oklahoma could sea in your life? the prize for Bradford. 3,445 yds, 32 TDs, 7 INTs, 4,080 yds, 46 TDs, 6 INTs. 77.6 pot, 179 25 raing 8.2 pot, 190.27 rating sessnica Semis ass nan uresler / sIIigStSr stars Veronica Veitia and Evan Drexler / Alligator Staff but for now, the Gators are comchampionship," UF cornerback Joe manding more respect than their Haden said. unblemished-opponent. "They're still the undefeated "If I was Alabama, I definitely team, still have not lost a game yet. would (be motivated) with all the If I was them, I would definitely talk about us being in the national use that as fuel." Gators look to avenge 2007 loss HOOPS, from page 17 If Hodge wants to back up his talk, he and his teammates will have to find a way to slow down FSU senior guard Toney Douglas (19 points per game). Douglas has been something of a Gator-killer in the past. He burned UF for 32 points as a freshman at Auburn in 2004. UF struggled with the size and physicality of the FSU lineup in last year's 65-51 loss. The Seminoles outrebounded the Gators 39-28. "Last year's game was a game that there was no question, from an experience, physical perspective with Douglas and Rich and Swan, a really older group against some of our younger guys, Donovan said. "That was the big, big difference in the game." The Gators will have their hands full again with a mammoth frontcourt that includes 7-foot-1 freshman Soloman Alabi. "They hit us in the mouth a little bit," Werner said. "We're not the biggest team, but that doesn't mean we can't Basketball rebound." The Gators are averaging 33 boards per game this season. As he has done all season, look for Donovan to shake up the lineup against the Seminoles. A move back to the bench is likely in the cards for freshman point guard Erving Walker. 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19, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5,2008 Gators look for revenge against Wolfpack on Sunday North Carolina State ended UF's postseason tournament run last year By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC Alligator Writer cyazbec@alligator.org UF hasn't forgotten the way last season ended. After having an improved seasonand advancing to the third round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament in March, the Gators traveled to Raleigh, N.C., to -face North Carolina State. And they tanked, losing 8055. "Clearly, it was very tough because we got our butts kicked," UF coach Amanda Butler said. "They took it to us, and we just took it. They appeared to be a team on a mission, and we kind of played like a team that was ready for the season to end." UF (7-1) has had to deal with the painful memory of that loss for the past eight months, but on Sunday at 2 p.m., the Brooks Gators will get a shot at redemption when they travel to face the Wolfpack (4-3). Sha Brooks, who led UF in that game with 16 points, is not letting the loss slip out of her memory, and she has a message for the Gators' newcomers: "I would just tell them that this game is all about revenge," Brooks said. The Wolfpack will be missing one key ingredient that helped them in last year's blowout. Forward Khadijah Whittington, who tallied 13 points and 17 rebounds, completed her senior season last year, but that doesn't mean the Gators will have an easy time. UF never found an answer for North Carolina State point guard Shayla Fields, who racked up 31 points, and the Gators will have their hands full again trying to slow her down. "Embarrassing. Very embarrassing," guard Jennifer Mossor said of UF's effort against the Wolfpack. "We didn't play well Women's at all. It was Basketball just a really bad game." While North Carolina State will throw as big a punch as it did last season, the Gators will have a lot more to offer in return this time around. They'll be playing with an edge they didn't have in the spring and for a shot to -redeem themselves. Butler just hopes her team will use that loss to its advantage. "We want to play our 'est for us," Butler said. "But I think when there's that extra little bit of motivation, and when you know you've played a team and they didn't get anywhere near what your best shot was, you vpnt to show that you're better than what they faced last year." UF VOLLEYBALL NCAA Tournament begins against familiar opponent By KYLE MAISTRI Alligator Writer kmaistri@amigator.org For the Gators, the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament are d6jA vu all over again. Tonight, the O'Connell Center, a familiar backdrop, will serve as the stage for a matchup with Florida A&M, a familiar opponent, in UF's 18th consecutive tournament appearance, a familiar event. The No. 15-seeded Gators (25-3) have taken on the Rattlers in the first round of the postseason three times in the last seven years, defeating the "other" team from Tallahassee 3-0 each time. Florida A&M coach Tanio "Tony" Trifonov is in his 11th season with the program and consistently fields competitive squads with ample international talent. "This is not the deepest team we've played coming out of FAMU," UF coach Mary Wise said. "But they're very experienced with a lot of international players with a ton of game." -When Wise says the Rattlers (14-12) are thin this season, she's referring to not only the team's ability, but its roster size as well. Florida A&M carries just eight players -UF carries 14 by comparison -and only sophomore middle blocker Chelsea Pennick is American-born. Trifonov, originally from Bulgaria, has assembled a team composed almost entirely of Central American, South American and Eastern European players."They play a different style of volleyball," UF junior libero Elyse Cusack said. "They have a lot of foreign players who are smart and have all the shots, and they're hard to defend." The Rattlers are paced by senior middle blocker Samara Ferraz, who leads the team in blocks per set and ranks second in kills and hitting percentage. Though the Gators have home=court advantage, FAMU isn't making its first trip to Gainesville this season. The Rattlers came to town to participate in a four-team tournament in early September, but the two teams did not meet. For the fourth year in a row, UF is hosting the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament, a decided advantage considering the Gators are a perfect 14-0 in front of the home crowd. UF was not perfect on the road, however, and the team that handed the Gators their first loss of the season will be in the building Friday night. "They have a lot of foreign players who are smart and have all the shots, and they're hard to defend." Elyse Cusack UF junior libero Colorado State (22-6) takes on Florida International (28-6) in the night's other first-round match, -and the Rams will likely emerge as the Gators' second-round opponent. UF traveled to Fort Collins before conference play and came back battered and bruised after a 3-0 (26-24, 25-16, 25-14) beatdown. Familiarity can be a positive thing when it comes to preparation, but Wise was less than ecstatic about seeing No. 22 Colorado State again. "If we were to play Colorado State, you could make the argument that we've already seen them. But on the flipside, that's a team that handled us pretty easily," she said. The Rams were a more physical team and overpowered UF's injure d middles, out-blocking the Gators 12-2. Wise said her young team has come a long way since that match and has shown more improvement over the course of a season than any other unit she has coached. "We were fairly simple in our offense, fairly predictable, and we weren't serving and blocking at the level we are now," she said. UF will need to play its best volleyball of the season if it is to make a return trip to Fort Collins, the location of regional play once the field is cut from 64 to 16 teams. In Wise's 17 years, the Gators have advanced to regional action in every season except 2004, when they lost to Stanford after defeating Florida A&M in Tallahassee. If UF can add two more home victories to its record, the Gators will be able to hang another NCAA regional banner in the practice facility -a familiar result. 6 G1V6 A NON-MA TeR'/At G/PT 6L-UCH AA FT-ONE CARP Or? GIFT CGEkTFWWCATE U67 P/PL-6 OR' COMPO6TARe4T IT'M5 6Ch A&.' 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