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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008


VOLUME 102 ISSUE 74


Hough Hall to



impact parking


By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org

Even the most experienced
UF students may carry a guide
when they return for spring
classes a parking map.
The construction of Hough
Hall, UF's new business gradu-
ate school next to Criser Hall,
will cause UF to forfeit 118
parking spots belonging to fac-
ulty and staff, said Scott Fox,
director of UF Transportation
and Parking Services.
Hough hall, set to begin
construction Jan. 5, will cause a
massive domino effect to reas-
sign parking spaces in several
lots.
UF Vice President for
Business Affairs Ed Poppell
S said the building should be
completed May 2010 and be
ready for use that fall. Poppell
said the decision to build
Hough Hall on the. Criser


parking lot is in line with UF's
long-term campus plan: New
buildings will go on surface
parking lots.
He said the hall's loca-
tion is ideal because it will be
near other business buildings:
Stuzin Hall, Matherly Hall,
Bryan Hall and Gerson Hall.
Signs at
lots that are
changing de-
cal zones will
be switched
during winter
break. Fox
Poppell said warning
tickets will be
given for a brief period at the
semester's start for people who
park in their old spaces.
Here is a summary of the
upcoming campus parking
shuffle:
23 faculty and staff car
pool spots will be moved from
SEE PARKING, PAGE 10


STATE

University Press to request funds for free course packs


By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Writer


Imagine downloading and reading a
course pack for free on your phone while
sitting in class.
That's the future the University Press of
Florida wants for students.


The press, which is the official press of
the .State University System, will request
$522,500 from the state Legislature during
its 2009 session to help make that happen.
If the Legislature approves its request,
students might be able to download free
course packs by January 2010.
The press will also be looking to offer


textbooks for free online, said Meredith
Babb, director of the press.
The press will recover its publishing
costs when people purchase print copies
of the materials, which enough people still
do, Babb said.
She said it isn't likely that free text-
books will be available any time soon for


large introductory classes, such as statis-
tics and biology.
It's unlikely that textbook publishers
will relinquish their hold on these profit-
able courses, she said.
But there is hope for smaller, more ad-

SEE PRESS, PAGE 10


Police confiscate nearly $10K after drug-related robbery


GPD says student confessed to dealing drugs


Police confiscated $9,900 in
cash after responding to a drug-re-
lated armed robbery in a Gainesville
apartment complex early Tuesday
morning.
At 1:15 a.m., one of the residents
of a Campus Lodge apartment, at


2800 S.W. Williston Road, answered
a knock at the door, said Gainesville
Police Department spokesman
Keith Kameg.
A man armed with a gun entered
and herded the residents into the
bathroom while he raided one of the


rooms, Kameg said.
Kameg said when police arrived,
UF student Matthew Romano, 22,
told officials the man went straight
to his dresser and took $100 worth of
marijuana and $25 in cash.
When Romano's story didn't


match his roommates' and police
noticed that his room appeared to
be ransacked, they asked if he was
involved with drugs,
Local Kameg said.
News After initially de-
nying it, Kameg said
Romano told police
he had been dealing drugs.


Kameg said police confiscated a
shoebox filled with $9,900 in cash
that they found in Romano's room.
Police did not arrest Romano
because no other drugs were found
in his room, but Kameg said the case
would be turned over to the narcot-
ics unit for further investigation.
-KATIE EMMETS


N Elyse Cusack
(right) and the
Gators aren't used
to being the un-
derdog, but that's
the role they'll play
against Stanford.
The Cardinal has
the most NCAA
titles since 1981.
See Story, Page 18.


Copyrighted Material
Syndicated Content
Available from Commercial News Providers


E More than 150
students dressed up
as bugs on Turlington
Plaza for the
Medieval Bugge Faire
on Tuesday.
They also made bug-
lookalike food. See
Story, Page 5.


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Trials and Tribulations
Rafat Strzalkowski reviews his arguments before q trial practice for his lawidegree at the
Alachua County Criminal Courthouse. Strzatkowski was born with cerebral palsy in Poland.
To find out more about his story, see Page 8.


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News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
Holiday Silent Auction
Today, 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.

Festival of Lights Party
Today, 10:30 p.m.
Rue Bar
The Jewish Student Union
invites everyone to come out
and celebrate the Festival of
Lights.

SG Applications
Student Government ,has
extended the application
deadline for election commis-
sioner and assistant supervi-
sor of elections to today at
4 p.m. Applications can be
found at www.sg.ufl.edu/ap-
plications.

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 va-
rieties 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, purple, variegated and
many more.

P Florida Alternative Breaks
Fundraiser
Thursday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Gelato Co.
Come support Florida
Alternative Breaks'
International Children's
Medicine trip. You must say
you're with FAB for the pro-
ceeds to go toward our trip.
There is a dinner special,
which includes a drink and
gelato for less than $10.
For more information on
Florida Alternative Breaks,
visit www.dso.ifl.edu/
studentorgs/fab.


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LOCAL NEWS
GPD warns residents about
scams
Gainesville residents may be
the targets of two scams, accord-
ing to police.
Gainesville Police
Department spokesman Keith
Kameg warned residents to look
out for scam e-mails promising
readers about $3,000 to become
secret shoppers.
Readers that respond to the
fake company are either asked
for their bank account informa-
tion to deposit the money or
told they will receive a check or
money order, Kameg said.
If a check or money order
is sent, the recipients are told
they should only use a certain
amount of it and send back the
rest, he said.
The check or money order
bounces within a week, mean-
ing the shoppers not only spent
their own money on purchases
but also sent extra money to the
company.
The other scam involves men
in a white van who tell residents
that they have discounted speak-
ers for sale, Kameg said.
The men show victims work
orders to install five speakers in
a home or business, but say sup-
pliers sent seven, he said.
A Gainesville man agreed to
purchase the speakers last week
for $180, and when he installed
them at home, he realized they
did not work, Kameg said.
-KATIE EMMETS

Students discuss health
Today marks the end of the
semester, but 13 students will
participate in a class discussion
Thursday, covering health care
issues both at home and abroad.
The event, which is free and
open to the public, will take
place in the Pugh Hall Ocora
room from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The students, who were
enrolled in Politics of Health
Policy, -an honors class, will


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present research including AIDS
relief in Africa and affordable
pharmaceuticals in develop-
ing countries, prenatal care
for Latina immigrants and the
regulation of blood donation in
the U.S. '
"It shows us how broad the
problem of health care is," said
Michael Heaney, a UF political
science professor who will also
be proctoring one of the three
panels.
The three panels will cover
international health care, federal
and state health programs, and
public health and medical prac-
tice in the U.S.
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Student Senate discusses ethics, student safety


* ONE COMMITTEE MAY BE
VIDEOTAPED.

By LAUREN BAKER
Alligator Writer
lbaker@alligator.org

Suggestions from the Student
Senate committee that reviewed
the Replacement and Agenda
Committee's ethical process were
met with mixed reviews Tuesday.
In their final meeting of the fall se-
mester, senators questioned the com-
mittee's ability to change the R&A
Committee's practices following a
private e-mail scandal in which some
members plotted to keep minority
party members out of committees.
The transparency committee's
report recommends adding video
coverage to the R&A Committee's
meetings and having a parliamentar-
ian keep minutes.
Senate President Jordan Johnson
said the transparency committee
fulfilled its purpose to recommend
changes to.the committee's process
open and accessible to the public.
Orange and Blue Party Sen, Mark


McShera said in an interview that the
R&A Committee would continue to
be a farce.
McShera said video taken of the
meeting will likely not be public.
record.
"The measures are a complete
and total waste of everyone's time,"
he said.
Gator Party Sen. William Harrell,
chairman of the transparency com-
mittee, said some focus was given
to the scandal, but the purpose of
the committee was to analyze how
the R&A Committee has traditionally
worked.
In part response to a student's
death from a scooter crash last week,
Senate's extreme danger mitigation
committee is creating a campaign
to persuade students to wear their
helmets.
"It's always events like this that
move it to the forefront," said Ryan
O'Mara, committee chairman, who
said the campaign had been in dis-
cussion for a few weeks.
O'Mara said after further research,
Senate might propose legislation
encouraging administration to make
helmet use mandatory on campus.


; Charles Roop / Alligator Staff
Sen. Jonathan Ossip speaks during the Student Senate meeting in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom
on Tuesday night.


Gas station, restaurant robbed by men in ski masks


A Gainesville gas station and a restaurant
were both robbed on Monday night, police
said.
At 7:35 p.m. a man wearing gloves and a
ski mask approached the Kangaroo Express
counter at 3423 S.E. Hawthorne Road and told
the clerk he was going to count to three and


start shooting if he didn't give him money,
said Art Forgey, a spokesman for the Alachua
County Sheriff's Office.
Forgey said after the clerk gave the man an
undetermined amount of cash, the man left on
foot and headed south.
The second armed robbery happened at


10:10 p.m. at Cedar River Seafood Restaurant,
2320 N.W. 43rd St.
An employee was taking the
Local trash out of the back door when
News two men wearing ski masks
forced him on the ground and
tied his hands behind his back with tape;


Forgey said.
After entering through the back door, the
men found the manger in an office area count-
ing deposit money and tied up his hands and
feet as well, Forgey said, adding that it is too
early to tell if the crimes are related.
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ON CAMPUS

Club to sell poinsettias


By LAUREN BAKER
Alligator Writer
lbaker@alligator.org
UF's Environmental Horticulture
Club will host a poinsettia fundraiser
off of Hull Road in the greenhouses
behind UF's Fifield Hall.
Come Thursday, some customers
will line up before business starts at
8 a.m. in hopes of nabbing the best
selection, said Stephanie de Vos, club
treasurer.
Last year, the club racked up about
$15,000 from poinsettia sales, a num-
ber that included large pre-orders
from local churches and UF, de Vos
said.'
The event is held in partner-
ship with UF's Environmental
Horticulture Department.
De Vos said the most popular color
is red, but even a vivid orange poin-
settia is among the roughly 130 types


offered.
"I'm not sure if people would like
it if it wasn't school colors," she said,
eyeing the bright orange tone.
Other posh poinsettias come with
names such as Sonora White Glitter
and Monet Twilight.
Prices run as low as $9 for the clas-
sic red, though rarer versions such as
the Ice Punch cost $28.
Although many customers toss
their plants after Christmas, de Vos
said she has kept her poinsettias alive
since freshman year.
Nurturing the plants into their
leafy glory begins in early September,
she said.
To "color up" when December rolls
around, the plants need controlled
lighting, part-time watering by hand
and to be clipped back manually with
a straight razor to strengthen growth,
de Vos said.


Andrew Stanflll/ Alligator Staff
Growers Roger Dutcher and Roger Kehoe inspect a breed of poinsettia grown by the UF
Environmental Horticulture Club in a greenhouse on Hull Road on Tuesday morning.


Commission funds local food stamp information hot line


* CHAIRMAN SAID HOT LINE FUNDING IS NOT
LOCAL RESPONSIBILITY.
A local hot line providing information about food stamps is
in operation after a surge in applications and complaints that
local residents were unable to receive answers from the state.
About 55 percent of Alachua County residents who are
eligible for food stamps are receiving them, according to the
statement from the Alachua County Commission.
The number of requests for food stamps has been increasing
with the economic downturn.
The commission voted to provide an "emergency alloca-


"If the Alachua County Commission can find
the money, then certainly the state can, and it's
definitely their responsibility."
Mike Byerly
Country Commission chairman

tion" of $14,973 to the Florida Department of Children and
Families to fund the local hot line, according to a statement
from its office Monday.
County Commission Chairman Mike Byerly said it


shouldn't be necessary for the local government to start the
hot line.
"If the Alachua County Commission can find the money,
then certainly the state can, and its definitely their responsibil-
ity," Byerly said.
The money will fund the hot line until June 30, and commis-
sioners were clear that they did not intend to contribute money
again, said John Skelly, director of poverty reduction programs
for Alachua County.
Representatives from the Department of Children and
Families did not respond to messages by press time.
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ON CAMPUS

Students dress up, bake


for Medieval Bugge Faire


By JESSICA MILLER
Alligator Contributing Writer

More than 150 oversized ladybugs,
spiders, butterflies and the occasional
praying mantis invaded Turlington
Plaza on Tuesday morning.
For the UF course Bugs and People
and 20 percent of their final grade, stu-
dents flocked to the plaza to entomology
professor Carl S. Barfield's 20-year tradi-
tion of. the Medieval Bugge Faire.
Students, in groups of five or fewer,
were responsible for researching the bug
of their choice and preparing a dish.
"The dish must look exactly like that
bug in shape and color," Barfield said.
"Exactly like it."
Ten extra-credit points were given to
each student who arrived dressed like a
bug.
The Scorpion Slayers, Crazy Critters
and other self-named groups showed up
with ladybug cupcakes, cookie caterpil-
lars and spider sundaes.
The dishes were complete with a
name, list of ingredients and recipe di-
rections.
UF freshman Mackenzie Hellstrom
made her family's recipe, Ants on a Log
in a Pond. The dish consisted of raisins


to resemble ants, celery to resemble a log
and Jell-O to resemble a pond.
"It was a treat my mom always used
to make me when I was younger,"
Hellstrom said.
Bugs and People is a 1000-level sci-
ence course usually taken by students
who want nothing to do with a career in
biology or entomology.
"Did you know there are at least
four different species of mites
living in the average human
eyebrow?"
Andrew Ruiz
UF sophomore


UF sophomore Andrew Ruiz said he
originally enrolled in the course just to
complete three of the six science credits
he needed for his major.
Ruiz, a telecommunications major,
said he ended up looking forward to
each lecture, even at 8:30 a.m.
"I learned interesting facts I would
have never imagined to be true," he
said. "Did you know there are at least
four different species of mites living in
the average human eyebrow?"


Economy concerns state


*56 PERCENT OF FLORIDIANS
LISTED ECONOMY AS TOP ISSUE.

By FAITH REAVES
Alligator Writer

With what may feel like a never-ending
stream of budget cuts and layoffs, it comes
as no surprise that Floridians regard the
economy as their greatest concern.
Of 1,200 Florida residents interviewed,
56 percent listed "economy/jobs" as the
No. 1 issue facing the state, according to
a poll released Monday by Mason-Dixon
Polling & Research Inc. for Leadership
Florida.
The poll was conducted in November
and has a margin of error of 3.2 percent.
The economy received only 7 percent
in 2007, when taxes and government
spending topped the list at 20 percent.
It's not surprising that the economy,
which was a main focal point in the
presidential campaign, is the top issue this
year, said Brad Coker, managing director
for Mason-Dixon.
In the survey, 23 percent said personal
debt was the single greatest stress on their
household finances.
The poll also showed Floridians want
government officials to step up efforts to
fix the economy.


Sixty-three percent said they support
offering business incentives, up from 55
percent in 2007.
Incentives could support business ex-
pansion or relocation to Florida but would
not necessarily be bailouts, Coker said.
Forty-three percent of those polled
preferred aiding Florida businesses over
attracting those from out of state, the
same as in 2007. Nineteen percent said
there should be an emphasis on both.
In addition to the increased focus on
businesses, Floridians have also changed
their views on growth, viewing it now as
positive and an economic gain.
Although Coker said there is usually
a balance in opinions about growth, there
was a 10 percent decrease in those who
view it as more negative than positive.
Coker said he thought voters looked
positively at growth because it could
stimulate the state's housing market.
Leadership Florida, the group that
organized the survey, was created by the
Chamber of Commerce to train Floridian
leaders and provides training sessions to
leaders of Florida government, corpora-
tions and schools.
Based on the results of the poll, Wendy
Abberger, the president of Leadership
Florida, said the organization would
weave economic factors into all of its ses-
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Pave Paradise

Parking as important as

graduate schools
We cannot wait for the days when we're successful
UF alumni capable of showering our beloved alma
mater with donated cash a, "Thank you" for
good times, bad times and in-between times we thought we
would forget.
How awesome would it be to have a UF building bearing
your name?
Each fall, thousands of rosy-cheeked barely legals would
bust out their trusty campus maps to figure out how to get to a
big slab of brick with your portrait hanging somewhere inside.
How's that for an ego boost?
That deal seems pretty swell, but we would gladly deny
such a pompous course of action in favor of something more
practical.
Rather than attaching our names to a hall that will further
constrict UF's parking calamity like the addition of the new
business graduate school Hough Hall we would prefer to
slap our surnames on a humongous new parking garage.
We know it sounds lame because, well, parking garages are
pretty boring.
Honestly, though, if a 1,000-spot garage touched down
mid-campus with our names attached, everyone living more
than two miles from campus would be lining up to shine our
do-gooder boots.
We've been at UF long enough to know all about the road
rage that goes with running late while hunting for parking, and
it's pretty damn frustrating.
Obviously, our big money-making days are pretty far down
the road, so we'll just have to sit tight arid enjoy the new 950-
spot garage way out on Gale Lemerand and Mowry.
The only problem now is that once we find a spot, we need
to find a way to get back to the part of campus where classes are
actually held. .


Sketchy
H ow many scams
have to make
their way through
Gainesville before its resi-
dents realize they shouldn't
just look before they take an
unforeseen financial leap?
Forget simply looking.
We should step back with a
pair of binoculars and stare
a fiery hole of skepticism
through any odd situations
requiring bank account in-
formation or uncommonly
large sums of money.
Everyone should em-
ploy the good ol' mantra
that says, "If it's too good
to be true, then it probably
is."
Just in time for the holi-
days, the city is being rav-
aged by scams that, frankly,
aren't even clever.
No one should be taken
in by the grammatically
inept e-mails from someone


Business
they've never met asking
for money to help move
them overseas. Who really
wires money to someone
they've never heard of?
We just want everyone
to exercise the slightest bit
of common sense.
Here's the Editorial
Board's friendly tip of the
day, courtesy of a dear
friend: If someone from
Nigeria offers you inexpen-
sive capuchin monkeys via
the Internet, but asks for
payment through Western
Union or some other wire-
less transfer service, some-
thing is terribly amiss.
Yes, this is a true story,
and a friend of the Editorial
Board's was taken in by it.
Please protect your wal-
lets this holiday season.
Blow your money on your
loved ones, not disease-car-
rying primates.


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Present not only time to experience life
Have a Wrestlemania theory about life. but we are adamant about taking
When I was younger, I was a huge fan of the World this moment out of that move-
Wrestling Federation. ment.
I had a subscription to WWF magazine, dozens of We insist upon crowning this
action figures, the fake wrestling ring the whole nine fleeting forever moment as an
yards. unflinching, unbiased point of
I watched wrestling on television every week and fol- origin.
lowed all of the big events, especially Wrestlemania. Michael Belle We have little trouble find-
Wrestlemania IV, the first I was personally aware of, letters@alligator.org ing people who firmly think the
was advertised as the "Best Wrestlemania Ever!" current president is the worst
Then the next year came, and with it Wrestlemania president ever or others who
V, which was supposed to be the real best Wrestlemania think the world has never been as dangerous as it is now.
ever. More than a handful espouse a worldview they assert is
That is, of course, until the next year, when I discov- without flaw while every other person who ever has or
ered that Wrestlemania VI actually was the best ever, at ever will espouse a differing worldview is a moron for
least up to that point, doing so.
Even though I was a dumb kid, I was able to figure out Those who insist the present moment is the proper
they couldn't all be the best. It was equally unlikely that lens through which all things are properly viewed are
the most present Wrestlemania already was and always guilty of the worst kind of bias.
would be the best. Life is unwaveringly undecidable.
It has taken me a lot longer to realize life is the same ; We are each prompted to decide at every moment.
way. That is why we cannot restrain ourselves when it comes
I always find myself clinging to the belief that the to critiquing our existence. Every moment gives birth to a
present semester is the hardest, laziest or most stressful brand new context, one that always already exists.
of my academic career. Keeping this in mind, we can freely consider this se-
Before I realize it, the end of the next semester comes. mester to be both best and worst, as well as all points in
When it does, that semester usurps whichever superla- between. We are not condemned tosuffer it, nor should
tive title applies at the time. we push ourselves to squeeze every drop of goodness
In the moment, it is always already the most difficult from it before it disappears. As the saying goes, this too
or most whatever. shall pass.
This moment is ultimately all we have to wprk with All that being said, there is no doubt whatsoever
as individuals. The past has slipped away, tarnished in about a single thing: Wrestlemania VI was the best
selective memory, and the future is merely a figment Wrestlemania ever. To this day, I still can't believe that
of our imagination. Both are placed in subjection to the the Ultimate Warrior beat Hulk Hogan for the WWF
present moment. Championship.
In reflection, we see life experience is a composition of Michael Belle is a political science graduate student. His
an infinite number of moments sliding into one another, column appears on Wednesdays.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.


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Letters to the Editor
Wes Hunt just being a columnist
Here's some news for Wes Hunt: The
problems you note don't apply only to UF
students.
All over the world people claim enough
knowledge and authority to defend urban
legends and half-truths as real and absolutely
true.
Regardless, congratulations to Mr. Hunt!
He has succeeded with his column. As a good
opinion columnist, he has done more that just
communicate.
He has transgressed, irritated and pro-
voked, and in that provocation lies his suc-
cess.
Many criticize his lines, but few realize
what is in between. Unfortunately the gen-
eral (American) public is not acquainted with
sarcasm.
Andres Corzo Lucioni
4LS

Negativity hurts paper's reputation
Allow.me to speak up before things get out
of hand.
Normally when I read the opinion columns
in the Alligator, they are cleverly written with
good-natured humor and some food for
thought.
Both the Friday and Monday columns
lacked all of the above.
I have no problem with students speaking
their minds, but you won't win me over to
your side with bitter rants and flat attempts at
sarcasm. You won't change anyone's mind by
blatantly attacking either.
I like this paper. When I graduate, I'm go-
ing to miss the oddball stories, the sharp car-
toons and the brilliant reporting of my favorite
sports team. I will especially miss the opinion
columns that foster thought and conversation
among the Student Body.
Please bring the wit back, and stop crush-
ing my spirit with your negativity I'm tired
of hearing you blabber.
Carolyn Terranova
4LS


Students still care about veterans
I was disappointed with Phil Newman's
comment in Monday's article about the Pearl
Harbor memorial ceremony.
To say that young people no longer care
about the nation's veterans is a terrible mis-
conception.
While some college students may
care more about the Gators clinching the
Southeastern Conference title and a BCS
National Championship Game berth, there are
plenty of us who took time out of our Sunday
afternoon to pay our respects to the men and
women who served in the military during the
attacks on Pearl Harbor.
I was in attendance with a group of student
veterans and saw several other young people
there.
As a graduate student with no personal
connection to the military, I've been an avid
supporter of our local veterans since I moved
to Gainesville.
I regularly attend football and basketball
games and stay updated on all things Gators,
but I still find time to support veterans of all
ages.
I can assure Mr. Newman that I am among
hundreds of UF students who dedicate their
free time to supporting veterans (and active
service members) in any way we can.
Kelly Packard
7JM



Article understated ticketing issues
I was disappointed with Monday's ar-
ticle on the student ticket disaster Saturday
in Atlanta.
As a student who spent nearly two hours
waiting in the cold, I found the article took
away from how much of a mess Saturday
was.
The article said students only missed min-
utes of the game, but I sat in the student sec-


tion watching students trickle in at the end of
the first quarter.
I was standing in line when staff informed
us if we didn't stop "scaring" the staff and
calm down, they would shut the doors and
let no one in.
I think the part that infuriated me the most
was the attitude of the UF student staff. When
I walked up to turn in my voucher, I smiled
and handed the staff member (a UF student)
my voucher. She looked up at me and said,
very rudely, "You know, we've been open for
two hours."
I was shocked, so I replied, "I know. I've
been outside in line for almost two hours."
She was rude and unsympathetic.
Had I known that there would only be two
people checking IDs, I would have gotten in
line sooner than two hours before kickoff.
But to make it seem like the lack of effi-
ciency in this system was my fault? Give me
a break.
Next time, Alligator, please take the time
to get the real story, rather than some glossed
over half-truth.
Michelle Kimmel
4BA



Dictor always working for students
Sen. Fager's letter on Sen. Ben Dictor was
as poorly conceived as it was inaccurate.
Perhaps Fager forgot about the special
meeting on Amendment 2 that Ben organized,
a meeting at which every senator, including
Fager, approved a resolution urging students
to educate themselves on the potential effects
of passing that ballot initiative.
Perhaps Fager overlooked Ben's efforts
to reach across the table and incorporate
Independent and Gator Party senators in the
drive for socially responsible investing and
food service reform last spring.
Perhaps Fager tuned out during Ben's
drafting and presentation of the resolution
commending UF students across political


lines for their astounding campaign work in
the 2008 election season.
Of course, it would be politically expedient
for Fager to discount Ben's tireless effort in
building a broad, bipartisan front to oppose
and eventually defeat legislation that would
have stripped minority voices of their rights
in the Senate.
It's likely that if the Senate had not been
approached with such abusive measures,
Dictor's time could have been put toward
some of the platform ideas Fager seems to
value with such fortitude.
The irony in Fager's diatribe is not the
laughably erroneous caricature it paints of
Ben; rather, it's that Ben is one of the only
senators to have "proven results" from the last
semester.
Dave Schneider
Rawlings Hall Student Senator

Dictor dedicated to improving SG
As the public relations director for the
Political Science Honor Society, I have had the
pleasure of serving with Mr. Dictor over the
last year on the executive board.
I have witnessed firsthand his dedication,
professionalism and intellectual curiosity as
the acting vice president of the group.
More importantly, as a student, I have
never ceased to be impressed with Mr.
Dictor's rare political gifts as an activist and as
a student senator of the College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences.
He has demonstrated the ability to en-
courage student involvement in Student
Government, build consensus, provoke mean-
ingful debate and bridge partisan divides.
. His grasp of the political process and
passion for the democratic philosophies that
should be the cornerstone of any political
body, including SG, are the main reasons why
I am voicing my support for his candidacy.
I would encourage my peers and col-
leagues to do the same. Thank you.
David Lopez
4LS


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Pushing the block of progress

UF law student faces challenges from cerebra palsy, immigration


By DAVID CUMMING'
Alligator Writer

Rafal Strzalkowski said his
mother knew something was
wrong when he was 12 months
old.
He couldn't stand up.
Strzalkowski was diagnosed
with cerebral palsy a few months
later.
Now, at 29 years old, his bright
yellow Kuschall wheelchair rolls
downtown like a rover, passing
from coffee shop to restaurant
- then back to coffee shop.
Clothed in a dark blue UF
Fredric G. Levin College of Law
sweatshirt, he spools down Main
Street at a steady, unhurried speed,
carefully evading potholes in the
bricked road like land mines.
Strzakowski never sits still. He
may be a bleach blond head that
drifts by in a glance out the car
window or just another working
soul in a Starbucks lobby.
"I'm one of the most recognized
people in Gainesville," he said.

Almost Invisible
Strzalkowski was born two
months premature. "An incubator
kept him alive for a few weeks.
But the lack of sufficient oxygen
at birth made him a spastic quad-
riplegic. He lost control of all four
limbs, and his muscles constricted


at random.
He also lived behind the
Iron Curtain. In the late 1970s,
Communist Poland forgot the
disabled, he said, and children hid
away at "special schools."
Strzalkowski may have been
just another invisible child left
behind had his parents not forced
him into a regular lifestyle.
"Communism was about peo-
ple being happy and having hope
and faith," he said. "The disabled
didn't really fit into the perfect pic-
ture the communist society would
always try to create."
He said his parents did not
know the extent of his disability.
"My parents insisted that I be
as normal as I could," he said, in
an accent meshing English, Polish,
German and Hungarian.
From ages 7 to 10, Strzalkowski
traveled from Warsaw, Poland,
to Budapest, Hungary. There, he
attended the Petb Institute -- the
world's leading conductive educa-
tion center.
Conductive education, devel-
oped by Andras Pet6 in the 1930s,
is a method of rehabilitation for
people with motor disorders of
neurological origin, such as cere-
bral palsy.
Through treatment, it helps to
recondition the brain to re-learn
certain tasks after performing
them multiple times.


Strzalkowski said one activity
that stimulates balance placed the
children on top of large blow-up
balls.
"You stand up and turn your
head up, down, count to 10 and
repeat," he said.
Strzalkowski went through dif-
ferent forms of treatment until he
was 16.
Now he holds a pearly white
coffee mug with his left hand and
gently brings the frothy beverage
to his lips.
He has limited control over his
right hand, which clutches a small
black bag with his wallet, phone
and passport. His two legs are still
impaired, with restricted move-
ment in his knees. If he tries to
stand up, his legs remain in the 90-
degree position, so he is stationed
in his chair.
"I was very fortunate to be in
the condition that I am," he said.
"People with this condition often
have no control over their hands
and legs, and they can't move
them with any control."
But throughout his childhood,
his parents insisted on keeping
him in mainstream schools.
"We learn, and we are shaped
into who we are throughout inter-
actions, social skills and talents,"
he said. "And if you have a kid
that has so few avenues for inter-
action with the environment, the


implications can be great."
Strzalkowski knew many chil-
dren with his disability, and after
his success at the Peto Institute,
many Polish parents in his com-
munity took their children out of
special needs schools.
"Kids learn from one another,
which means that they also pick
up their bad habits," he said. "So
creating an environment that is
not competitive or stimulating
really drives you down. Not only
are kids not learning, but they are
harmed by the experience in a spe-
cial school."'
"I'm one of the most
recognized people in
Gainesville."
Rafal Strzalkowski
UF law student

But it was illegal for
Strzalkowski to attend a normal
school in Poland because the gov-
ernment mandated children with
his condition attend special or
home school.
However, his parents made ar-
rangements with teachers to have
him in a normal classroom to re-
ceive an education.
At the time, schools in Poland
were not wheelchair-accessible.
So his parents lifted him on their
backs up two flights of stairs


In communist Poland, children with disabilities were shielded from public view and forced to attend special schools, Strzatkowski
explains.


every day to secondary school
- until he graduated from high
school. As they kept up the rou-
tine, his parents developed back
injuries as they grew older.
"This is how determined they
were to make me succeed," he
paused, letting out a deep breath..
"It's very easy to give up. Most of
the parents didn't really go to ex-
tremes like my parents did."
The expectation during preg-
nancy is that the child will be born
healthy, said James Klausner, direc-
tor of the Gainesville Conductive
Education Academy, which works
with children who have neuro-
muscular disorders.
"We should all withhold judg-
ment unless we truly understand
the amount of pressure that's put
- on the parents," Klausner said.
If parents discover that the
child is impaired, they can feel
helpless.
"Emotionally, that's just devas-
tating as a parent," he said.
After he was born,
Strzalkowski's parents needed to
think about his health and future.
In the Strzalkowski household,
life didn't come easy. People with
disabilities in Warsaw weren't ex-
pected to travel around the city or
go to movies and stores.
The reality of elevators didn't
exist in Poland, still marked by
thousand-year-old Gothic archi-
tecture, he said.
He learned English partly from
watching "The Facts of Life,"
"Different Strokes" and "The
Wonder Years" on television, the
few American shows broadcasted
in Warsaw at the time.
Strzalkowski's mother joined
him when he watched "The
Wonder Years" and compared him
and his brother Jacek, 36, to the
stereotypical, aggressive relation-
ship between the two siblings on
the show.
"Jacek would beat me up be-
cause he was older," he said. "We
were never in that kind of lovey-
dovey relationship. We called each
other names, but I would always
fight back."

An End and a Beginning
Jordan Hamilton Klausner was
born on May 12, 1993.
After complications at birth,
he lost significant control over his
body a result of cerebral palsy.
He received conductive educa-
tion at 2 years old and was deter-
mined to overcome his disability.
Jordan died in 1997.
His father, James Klausner,
created the Jordan Klausner
Foundation, a public charity based
in Gainesville offering opportuni-
ties at the academy.
"If you can imagine somebody
who can't interact with you, can't
talk, can't move, is very bright and
is trapped inside his or her body,"
Klausner said, "it's very difficult to
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, 9


Strzalkowski applied to law school despite schools' discouragement


difficulty."
Klausner, a UF mechanical and
aerospace engineering professor,
met Strzalkowski through students
who volunteered at the center.
"If you look at Rafal and talk to
him, you don't realize how severe
his disability is," Klausner said.
This severity led to difficulty-
enrolling in Warsaw schools.
Many schools discouraged him
from continuing his plans for law
school, telling him classes were too
difficult, crowded and inaccessible
to people in wheelchairs.
Strzalkowski took the accep-
tance test anyway, and after a
few attempts, was accepted to the
Warsaw University Faculty of Law.
and Administration.
"My first reaction was panic,",
he said. "And then I passed the
exam with flying colors. So I was
ecstatic. I thought I was, going
places at that point.
"I thought, 'Wow, I'm going to
be a lawyer.'"
Once he graduated summa cum
laude in 2003, he realized being in
a wheelchair made it difficult to
find a job in Poland.
"You kind of hope as you go
along that the world changes with
you," he said. "So maybe things
would get better by the time I'd
be done. And 25 years from now,
it may be a country like any other.


But I don't have 25 years to wait."
Strzalkowski left everything
behind in Poland.
In 2004, he traveled alone to
the U.S. to enroll at the UF law
school's LL.M. in Comparative
Law Program. The one-year
program trains lawyers from
other countries to learn about the
American legal system.
He knew what his purpose was:
to practice law for human rights.
"I am going to be sacrificing
my career to help other people,"
he said. "I plan to give most of my
money away because I don't think
I'll ever be able to spend it all on
myself. How many kitchen tops do
I really need?"
After he met Klausner, he knew
where he was needed.
When Strzalkowski graduated
from the UF law program, he vol-
unteered with the foundation, one
of the few rehabilitation centers in
the country.
He served as a model of success
and encouraged students to con-
tinue their rehabilitation.
"The fact that Rafal is complete--
ly independent, is able to travel to
the U.S. on his own, get a master's
degree in law and now is pursu-
ing a juris doctorate in law school,
it's amazing that he's been able to
achieve this much" Klausner said.
After about 9 years of com-


Strzalkowski waits outside the Alachua County Criminal Court-
house, where his trial practices took place.


Strzatkowski sits at a bus stop downtown on a Sunday afternoon after studying for trial practices.


bined schooling in law, Klausner
offered Strzalkowski a position
as assistant director of the center.
But because he's not a U.S. citizen,
Strzalkowski hopes to obtain a Visa
for Aliens of Extraordinary Ability
and labor certification through the
Jordan Klausner Foundation.
As immigration holds up the
process, and with another gradua-
tion in one semester, he is running
out of time.
He may face deportation and
would have to find other means of
obtaining citizenship in the States.
"I did have thoughts like,
'Maybe I should give up?"' he
said.
He said the problem with immi-
gration is that it isn't able to under-
stand what impact he may have onp
people's lives, such as serving as
an advocate for conductive educa-
tion in the U.S.
"When you establish someone's
merits and qualifications, it's not
the number of degrees you hold,
it's the quality of experiences,"
he said.

With A Little Help
Joshua Kaller was walking back
from a party on Museum Road at
2:30 a.m. during his freshman year
at UF.
Across the parking lot, he
spotted Strzalkowski at a nearby
bus stop, sitting under the dimly
lit overhang. Curious, he walked
over and began a casual conversa-
tion, knowing that Strzalkowski
may have missed the last bus of
the night.
"I coerced some friends to drive
him home," Kaller said in a phone
interview.
Four years later, Kaller at-
tends American University in
Washington, D.C., where he re-
ceives weekly phone calls from
"Raf" about his remaining time in
Gainesville.


Throughout college, he
would "adventure around" with
Strzalkowski, helping him with er-
rands and joining him downtown
for karaoke night.
"There's something about Raf's
personality," Kaller said. "He's
upfront, candid and too honest.
He has a pure love for people and
doesn't have many limitations."
But when Strzalkowski took
the Law School Admissions Test
in 2005 for the first time, his limita-
tions resurfaced.

"I thought, 'Wow, I'm going
to be a lawyer.'"
Rafat Strzalkowski
UF law student


He was denied disability accom-
modations during the LSAT exam
by the Law School Admissions
Council, which ultimately af-
fected his score and instigated a
rally outside of the law school after
Halloween that year.
"The rally was about making
the law school aware of the prac-
tices they were promoting," Kaller
said, who organized the assembly.
"It was humble and small.
It wasn't a Martin Luther King
rally."
Six months and a few extra
classes later, Strzalkowski was ac-
cepted to the UF Levin College of
Law.
"We never knew if this was clear
evidence from the rally, but we like
to think it made some difference,"
said Kaller, who now attends law
school because of Strzalkowski's
impact on his life.
Strzalkowski is a minority,
Kaller said, because being an im-
migrant and disabled are two of
the biggest hurdles to overcome.
"It's the hard times that make
the good times so much better,"
Kaller said.


Strzalkowski still manages a
seven-day routine. He hops on
the bus downtown almost every
night.
Saturday nights in Gainesville
are usually spent at Market Street
Pub. On karaoke nights, he'll grab
the microphone and sing Journey's
"Don't Stop Believing," as the
entire bar bursts into song like a
raucous choir.
If the week's workload isn't too
mucl,-he'll start the weekend early
with a few Long Island Iced Teas at
The Top on Thursday evenings for
the $2 drink special.
"I do have a weekly routine,"
he laughed.
"As I'm getting older and older,
I find I'm getting more and more
predictable."
And he knows where to draw
the line.
"Law school is four hours of
class and eight hours of reading,"
he said.
In the classroom, his friends
push him to succeed through
weeks of trial practices and study-
ing.
"Because of the struggle, I
will be very disappointed if he
does not create more advocacy,
more change, to push the block of
progress forward one more inch,"
Kaller said.

The Long Ride Home
Strzalkowski waits at a bus stop
off Main Street after a long night
of karaoke. The comer streetlamp
casts a long shadow on his pale
face.
A few minutes pass. The Later
Gator B arrives on time. He doesn't
wave it down.
The wheelchair lift creaks, low-
ers and lifts him up inside the bus.
The driver helps him with his
seat belt.
The motor rumbles.
Strzalkowski is on his way.






10, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008


UF's Southwest Recreation
Center is turning your sweat
into savings.
The center has six elliptical
machines hooked up to a sys-
tem that converts energy from
a workout into electricity that
is pumped back into the power
grid, saving money on utilities.
Four more machines will be
installed within the next week
or so, said Hudson Worthington
Harr, founder of ReRev and in-
ventor of the technology, called
ReCardio.
It cost UF about $1,500 to
install the first six machines,


said David Bowles, UF director
of RecSports.
Harr, who graduated from
UF in 2007 with a finance de-
gree, said he will install the newv
machines free of charge because
he likes to give back to his alma
mater.
He said the six machines
have produced about 300 kilo-
watt hours of electricity since
the beginning of the semester.
The average U.S. residence
used about 920 kilowatt hours a
month in 2006, according to the
U.S. Department of Energy.
THOMAS STEWART


Funds unlikely for this year


PRESS, from page 1


vanced classes with professors will-
ing to create their own materials for
the class, she said.
And once the textbook or course
pack is available to students in
one class, it would be made avail-
able online sto students throughout
the entire educational system in
Florida, she said.
At that point, the materials can
also be modified by other profes-
sors who want to tailor them to
the needs of their specific class, she


said.
It becomes an open-source
"Wikipedia-ish" type of system,
she said.
Because of the state of the econo-
my, Babb said she doesn't think the
press will get the money from the
Legislature this year.
With state economists predicting
the recession to last until 2010, it
may be a few years until students
will see free course packs.
As a result, local copy centers
like Target Copy, which is less than
a block away from the press's office
on Northwest 15th Street, may be
able to rest for the time being.


UF to relocate 118 faculty and staff spaces


Cardio powers rec


Drive West lot will be redesig-
nated All Red.
105 gated spaces will be
created by "virtually" gating
Inner Road, Mallory Hall and
the southernmost row of the
Fine Arts lot.
17 Car Pool parking spots
will be moved from the lot at
Inner Road/Fine Arts building
to the lot near Yulee Hall and
Reid Hall.
81 Orange soaces will


move from the parking lot near
Inner Road, Fine Arts C and
Mallory Hall to the lot near
Yulee Hall and Reid Hall.
The 98 Red 1 spots in the
parking lot near Yulee and
Reid halls will go two places:
61 spots in the parking garage
near Norman Hall will be
change to Red 1, and 37 spots
in the surface lot in front of the
Hume parking garage will now
be Red 1 instead of All Red.


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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 TODAY
and Friday, January 2.

These deadlines apply to both
Display and Classified Advertising.


Display Advertising
376-4482


Classified Advertising
376-4446


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near Criser Hall to the lot by
Fletcher Hall and Sledd Hall
just south of University Avenue
(currently a Red 1 lot).
Twenty-three All Red
spaces in the lot near Graham
Hall will become Red 1.
To help compensate for
the loss of All Red spots, 125
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4-22-72-1

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4-22-72-1

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$484 $509 Gets you all this!
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Utilities, W/D, Events,
Roommate Matching! 379-9300
4-22-72-1


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$400 CA$H OR CREDIT
PRICES START FROM $466
MOVE IN FEES ONLY $99
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CALL NOWI (352) 373-9009
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For Rent
furnished


WE HAVE YOUR ROOMMATES

Minutes from UF. 2/1 and 4/2 Condos
available by the bedroom starting at only
$375/mo. Includes furnished unit ,Cable
with HBO,5 bus routes, Scooters and morel
SHORT TERM OK"Call 352-377-6700.
www.ucommonscondos.com 4-22-72-1

- :: 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 1-6-
08-61-1

Casablanca West condo near UF & Shands;
easy access; 2bdr/2.5bath;all furnished/all
inclusive; great for student/fam.; only $1100/
mo; 1st mo rent free. Leasing options avail-
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1-6-08-39-1

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free water & sewer. On 1 acre fenced with
horse stall. $450/mo. 372-0507 12-10-26-1

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Move in for ONLY $99
4/4 @ $399
3/3 @ $429
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4-22-72-1


For Rent
furnished

BEST ROOM IN G'VILLE Lovely house
8BR/4BA, pool w/jacuzzi, backyard. 15'x15'
rm, pvt BA w/shower, walk-in closet,
Temperpedic twin, futons, TV, desk, mini-
fridge. $800/mo incl cable/utils 305-799-6185
12-10-08-19-1
Private setting 2/1 Newly upgraded and furn
w/ W/D Avail cable/internet On bus rt 3/4 mi
to U/F, major shopping, Shands. Sorry no
pets. $735/mo. Call 1-727-423-9463 12-
10-08-18-1
Windsor Park. 2BR/2BA Furnished Unit.
New W/D. Clubhouse, fitness and
business/computer center. Cable/Internet
incl. $525/ea. room obo. 305-788-5681/
Windsor515@gmail.com. 1-6-08-18-1
$295 Condo Rms At University Commons
Walk to UF campus & bus routes.
2BR/2BA. Indiv leases & locks. Washer,
dryer, kitchen, balcony, Free HBO. Brad
bradshepherd2@gmail.com 813-854-5628
12-10-08-8-1

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
1-6-08-9-1

FURNISHED 3BR/3BA
#1117 Windsor Park Condos. 3705 SW 27th
St. $550/mo.elec incl. Bus comes every 10
min. Vast amenities. For info: 386-597-1167
1-6-08-8-1

room in a NW quite home $400 includes it
all wireless, TV in room 72 channels, bus to
UF is near, for female, international welcome
sharing with two others Barbara 352-281-
8935 12-10-6-1

The Enclave Sublease for Spring 2009
Brand new apartment pets allowed bdr in 4
bdr apartment large bdr 12'x 12' with own
bath and walk in' closet, walking distance
to bus stop buses 34,35,36 short ride to UF
$450 + utilities Great Deall Call (561)346-
5013 12-10-08-5-1

Female only to share apartment at The
Enclave for second semester. $600 plus
half utilities 972-467-0390, Kristen 12-10-
08-5-1


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furnished

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CALL NOW TO FIND OUT HOW!
352-374-FUNN (3866)
4-22-72-1


FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED LARGE
HOUSE 5BR/3BA, wood floors. 1 mile to
UF, 1 block from Newberry Rd & Plaza Royal
Shopping. 3806 SW 2nd Ave. $1600/mo Call
407-363-7198 or407-234-1380 1-6-08-6-1


$299 A MONTH! Walk to UF!
Campus Realty 352-692-3800
1-28-08-20-1


$555-1br ba in new 4/4 apartment for
spring/summer. Cable, internet, utilities
included. Individual lease. Walk in closet,
own locks. Price negot. Avail Dec 16 (get
dec free) call 321-604-0830 or email
cartdavis@gmail.com 1-6-5-1




f UNIVERSITY CLUB
amm k P A RPT M E N T S
FREE PIZZA! University Club
OPEN HOUSE
on Thursday, December 11, 2008
from 6-8 pm.
Now leasing and new
furniture packages for 2009-2010!
Stop by for a slice of pizza and a tour of
Gainesville's Best Student Living.
We are at 2900 SW 23rd Terrace,
just soutirofArcher Road.
Call us at 352-380-9899 or visit us at
www.universityclubapts.com.
See you there!
12-10-08-4-1


Roommate needed to share 3/2.5
Townhouse. Approx. 1.5 miles to UF and
on 2 bus routes. $600/month utils.,cable,
& internet included. Available 1/1/08. Call
(772)633-6687. 1-14-08-10-1


For Rent
furnished _

Serious Student, Non-Smoker Wanted
Windsor Park Condo 3BR/3BA
$425/mo, Mo-to-Mo
Close to campus, includes internet, cabTe TV,
-washer, dryer, pool, hot tub, weight room
Matt 941-323-0778, flrgtr@ufl.edu 1-16-
12-1

Room available: Huge master suite in large
home. Pool community near UFNA. Non-
smoking professional only. Utils, internet,
cable TV, & garage. Kitchen & laundry avail.
$525/mo. Call 219-3410 1-6-08-3-1

$590 1/1 in a 3/3 LUXURY townhome at
The Woodlands of Gainesville, All inclusive!
BRAND NEW (only lived in for 2 mos). Two
respectful female roommates. HUGE room!
Visit www.woodlandsofgainesville.com for
fp, pics, and info. Call Maria 561-632-6700 to
come see apt! 12-10-2-1

The Estates-$530 or best offer
includes elec, internet, cable, gym, pool
close to campus/buses
Jan-July take over lease
Joanna 727-480-1651 jo238@ufl.edu 1-
9-08-5-1

Spring 08 semester leases avail NOW. 2blks
to UF 4BR/2BA indiv lease, or pre-lease now
for low fall rates, free utils, cable, & internet.
Fully furn, new floor & paint. Pool, laundry
rm, sec. Avail for spring semester or fall 359-
4445/www.lamanchaapts.com 1-9-08-5-1


For Rent
unfurnished

*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1 BR apt. $380/mo.
01BR cottage $435/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-22-08-72-2

TWO BLOCKS TO UF!
Studios and 1/1s as low as $450
Available Now and Spring '09
$0 MOVE IN FEES
371-0769 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-08-72-2

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4-22-08-72-2

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Includes water/sewer
HUGE Floorplans!
Pets Loved 335-7275
4-22-08-72-2

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4-22-72-2

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shopping, bus line and a few miles from UF.
Price range $445 to $665. Includes water,
sewer, garbage and pest control. Sorry no
pets allowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 4-
22-08-72-2

1 MONTH FREE! NO FEES!
1 BEDROOM ONLY $560
Courtyards w/pools Quiet
Walk/Bike to UF/Shands
Pets Loved 372-7555
4-22-08-72-2

Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
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538-2181 Iv message 4-22-08-72-2








12, ALLIGATOR 0 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008


npP I^ -For Rents so -et
1 unful:sf._u heis j unfurhishea e| unfirnished,


Available TODAY & Janl
2/1.5 900 sq. fL-$710
Townhomel Washer/dryerl
Dishwasherl We love Petsl
< No move-in fees & 1 mo freel
Pinetreegardens.com*376-4002
4-22-72-2

Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second
walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer included,
fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term
available. Private Owner. $595-up. 352-538-
2181. Lv msg 4-22-08-72-2

MONTH FREE/NO FEES!!!
Oxford Manor
HUGE 1/1's, 2/2;'s, 3/3's
Less than 1 mi from UFIII
*FREE tanning&cable *GIANT 24hr gym
(352) 377-2777
4-22-72-2

*- ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
352-215-4990 12-10-71-2

2BRs STEPS TO UFI
$0 MOVE IN FEES
$500 Signing Bonus!
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371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-08-72-2

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*Sign TODAY, get 1 MONTH FREE*
on our luxury, 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes
FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime
All Amenities plus FREE Tanning
Gated*Alarms*Pet Friendly 335-4455
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4-22-08-72-2

Huge 2 & 3 BR's
Starting at $730
Pets Welcome Great location *
Close to UF, Dining
373-1111* SpanishTrace.org
4-22-08-72-2

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Tanning, Pool, Bus stop,
Cable, Dog Park & MORE!
(352)377-2801
4-22-72-2

Blvens Cove- Leasing for NOW & SpringI
1BR-$669/mo, 2BR-$799/mo,
ONE MONTH FREE & NO Move-in FeesI
Call or Come by Todayl 376-2507
4-22-08-72-2r

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FREE Cable Free Internet
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Move NOW: 372-8100
4-22-72-2

The Boardwalk-
Leasing for Now & SpringlII
2BR-$759/mo 3BR-$9591mo
NO MOVE-IN FEES Great Bus Route
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4-22-08-72-2

ALL THE SPACE YOU NEED!
At the price you want
No Move-in Fees! Move in TODAYI
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FREE UF parking FREE Gym
Pets Welcome 352-332-7401
4-22-72-2

***PARKINGWOO
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Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-22-08-72-2


Your Mom
wants you to live here
1,2, or 3 BR
*Great Deals*
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(352)372-0400
4-22-72-2

JANUARY SPECIALS!
Why wait to move in the Fall?
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352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
4-22-72-2

Affordable, Quiet, Comfortable
1's from $539 2's from $375/person
Close to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza
Pet Friendly 376-1248
www.hiddenvillageapt.com
4-22-08-72-2

AS BIG AS A HOUSE
Huge 4BR TH W/D inc.
FREE UF Parking*FREE Gym
Call for specials 332-7401 4-22-72-2

Great LOW Rates!
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We love pets* Free Tanning!
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4-22-08-72-2







LIVE THE DOWNTOWN LIFE
Steps from clubs-blocks to UF
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Reserve NOW for fall! 338-0002
4-22-72-2


MUSEUM WALK
Gainesville's Best Kept Secret
Leasing for Fall & NOW!
Luxury 2/2 TH
FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Alarms
Walk to UF *379-WALK
4-22-72-2

THREE BLOCKS TO UF!
2br/1ba from $650
No Move-in Fees! Water included
Wood floors avail! Pets loved!
FREE Parking! 372-7111
4-22-08-72-2


LAKEWOOD VILLAS
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Fumiture 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


SPYGLASS *
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 UFI
No Move-in Feesi Pets loved.
Studios $499, includes'electricl
Wood floors available. FREE parking.
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4-22-08-72-2

-*HIDDEN LAKE APARTMENTS***
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$425/PER PERSON
CALL NOW TO FIND OUT HOW WE
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352-374-FUNN (3866)
4-22-08-72-2

AVAILABLE TODAY
1BRs*As low as $514
$0 move in fees
Pets ok, W/D Avail, Wood Floors Avail, Pool
371-0769 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-08-72-2


Walk to Class!
1brs from $565 150 ft from UF!
$0 move-in fees! Move-in Todayl
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372-7111 CollegeManor.org
4-22-08-72-2

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and receive a personal check for...
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352-271-3131
4-22-72-2

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352-331-1133
4-22-08-72-2

Moving in the FALL?
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24 hr gym, Billiards Room
B-ball, V-ball & Tennis courts
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4-22-72-2


Brand Spankin' New
Move-in today and WE PAY YOU
Visit our models and sign for Fall 09
Huge,luxury 1br-4brs with tvs in kitchen
Beach-entry pool*free tanning*pet friendly
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2 bed luxury condos for rent.
Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony,
super quiet construction. $1600/mo.
Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453
4-22-72-2


Tired of Vanilla Apts?
Check out our newly renovated 1, 2, or 3
bdrm floorplans starting at $795,
with only $99 move-in fees.
(Limited time offer)

WindmeadowsApts
3700 Windmeadows Blvd -
(Behind Butler Plaza) 352-373-3558
12-10-08-74-2

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1 & 2 BDs starting from $599
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Pinerush Villas
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$139 moves you in
1 & 2 BDs starting from $499
Please call (352) 375-1519
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Sundown Apartments
First month free
$139 moves you in
Studio apts starting from $499
Please call (352) 377-2596
gremco.com 12-10-74-2


***4BR/2BA HISTORIC HOUSE***
10 blocks to UF. Near downtown: High ceil-
ing, wood floor, cent A/C, W/D, tons of char-
acter. Avail Now 237 SW 4th Ave. $980/mo
352-214-9270 12-10-08-74-2

SUN ISLAND
Both Decembers FREE on 13 mo lease!
Sun Bay Sun Key Sun Harbor
352-376-6720
12-10-08-71-2


**WOODLAND 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 TODAYII
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 *
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@gmaii.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
4-22-08-72-2

Walking Distance to UF Law Schoolll
419 NW 25th Street. Clean, beautiful new-
er home 3 bd/2ba w/d 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-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 square 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
4-22-08-72-2

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 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 cor-
ner 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 Sun Key.* 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

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

PERFECT LOCATION!
VERY NICE lbd/1lba 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

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

*FORGET THE CAR SAVE THE GAS*
WALK TO CAMPUS
3/2 1351 sq ft 1118 NW 3 Ave $995
3/21500 sq ft 403NW25St $1100
4/2 1736 sq ft 5NW25St $1150
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731. NW 6th St-
.375-7104 12-10-08-15-2

Brand New Campus View Condos- maple
cabinets, all apple. incld., 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
NW 6th St-375-7104 12-10-15-2

NW 39th Ave Fancy Ig 3/2 w/ioft. Open,
bright, laminated wd looking flr $750-775.
Xtra Ig loft, ceramic tile flr $900. Nice 2/2 gat-
ed patio, trees $600-640. laminated flr $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



Maconopy city. Pets arranged. Cool old
house. $600/mo Ist/last/dep. Avail now.
Greg 214-3291 12-10-14-2







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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

3/2w/2car carport 1901 sf huge liv; room, 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 inci w/d & a/c/heat pump, save on en-
ergy costs. Walk or bike to Shands avail now
$800 edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th
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
Sizel Cutel Must Seel $99 Deposit special
rentalworkshop.com 505-9264, 870-0904
12-10-08-13-2

Available TODAYI
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


For Rent ) For Rent
unfurnished unfurnished


REAL 1lis 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 1-20-
08-21-2

**ARCHER ROAD HOUSE**
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

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 paint 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 *
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Summit House 1 BR Condo for $605 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
1-6-08-10-2

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
1-6-08-9-2

2BR 1BAApts $600/Mo
5 Blks 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 1 BA 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

3BR 2BA Home near UFI $850/Mo
Tile and Carpet Floors, Central H &Air,
Xtra 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 UFI $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
W/D. 352-372-3131 12-10-08-6-2


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3BR/2BA House. Hardwood floors, fireplace,
new baths, screened patio, big yard, minutes
to UF, on bus route, carport, storage shed.
$1400/mo. lst/last/sec. 954-899-7197 1-
6-08-7-2

1/2 mile off Archer Rd. Close to UF, Shands,
VA Hospital on SW 31st PI. 2BR/1BA apt.
Ceramic tile, cent AC/heat, W/D hook-ups.
$590/mo. 407-363-7198, 407-234-1380 1-
6-08-6-2

3BR 2BA House for rent. Privacy fence, new
wood floors, fireplace and attached garage.
Quiet neighborhood, Off Tower Rd. ONLY
$950/mth 352-494-6485 1-16-08-14-2

MONTICELLO CONDO 2BR/2BA
1 car garage. Pool.& tennis court privileges.
Across from GHFC. No pets. $1000/mo. Call
331-6872 1-20-08-15-2

***GORGEOUS HOME***
3BR/2BA Bike To UFI Just redone w/ new
appliances, hrdwd, tile, granite, deck, private
acre yard plus lawn service, on RTS line
$1295 Call 373-5295 1-6-08-7-2

Immaculate NW 3br/2ba home on Ige
lot, convenient to dtwn & UF, wood firs,
den/fam.room, yard care 3726 NW 36th St
$1100/mo Edbaurmanagement.com-1731
NW6th St-375-7104 12-10-08-5-2

3 br/2ba doublewide on 6.75 acre, fenced &
cross fenced, includes pole barn, great for
horses $1000/mo
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 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 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 Mnonth 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

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

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 ,

2BR/1 BA SPACIOUS TOWNHOUSE
7209 SW 45th PI, Gainesville. Cent H/AC,
W/D hk-up. $600/mo, $500 sec dep. No pets.
Call 386-462-0994 1-6-08-4-2


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WALK TO UF 2 bdrms in 4/2 house
Female Roommates Needed Immediately
$520/month + util. Full bed included
Wireless included; Plenty of Parking
If interested, call Sarah 561-843-7452 12-
10-08-3-2

*Available Now**
5 blocks from UF Rare loft apt.
1 bdrm 1bath Lg floorplan w/kichenette
Energy efficient central air and ceiling fan
Washer and Dryer on site No pets
Call before its Gone 226-4111 or 283-5411
1-6-08-4-2

3BR/1 BA HOUSE
1 car garage. Biking distance to UF. $900/mo.
$700 sec dep. No pets. 825 NW 10th Ave.
386-462-0994 1-6-08-4-2

LARGE HOUSE 2000 sq ft.
5 min to campus. 3/3. Cent H/AC, wood floors,
W/D, large fenced in yard, pets ok. $1250/mo
+ utils. 514-0264 shanaelan@hotmait.com
1-6-08-4-2

4/2 PLUS STUDY, HOME FOR RENT
Corner lot, W/D, 2385 sq ft for $1800 + $1800
dep. 3608 NW 22nd PI.. Call 352-214-1956
1-6-08-4-2

Immaculate and newly renovated historic
home. New hardwood firs, appliance, paint.
Walk to campus. 3/1 $800/mo. For two occu-
pants. Through July 31st. 911 NW 10th Ave.
215-7199 1-6-08-4-2

NICE ONE BEDROOM APT
Refinished hardwood floors, tile bath, in-
cludes W/D, swimming pool, all utils. Great
location just 5 min to UF & downtown. Rent
$615. Call Mr. Kristoff 332-5030 1-6-08-4-2

Just Reduced! 2BD/1BA House for rent.
Oaks of Kanapaha.'$800/mo. 1si, last, $400
security required. Lease through August then
yearly. Lawn maintenance included. 352 258-
1600 or brudekr@cox.net 12-10-08-3-2

2 Blocks from UF Stadium
1 Person Studio Apartment
Available Jan. 1 352-377-2930 1-6-08-4-2

BRAND NEW FOR AUG 09
CAMPUS VIEW PLACE
2BR/2BA OR 3BR/3BA
Luxury Suites near Shands,
Norman Hall, UF Sorority Row
1240 SW 9th Road
Please visit us at the model
1185 SW 9th Road 1-5pm
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.campusviewplace.com 4-22-75-2

LEASING FOR AUG 09
Quality Student Housing
Near UF, Norman & Shands
1,2,3,4 & 5 BR Properties
List Avail Jan 20th!!
Please call or email us to
Receive a list before they
Are all gone!!i
Union Properties 352-373-7578
info@rentgainesville.com
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2

CAMPUS VIEW SOUTH
Now Leasing 2BR/2BA
Luxury Dual Suites
1185 SW9th RD $1000/mo
Close to UF, Norman Hall
& Sorority Row.
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2

WWW.RENTGAINESVILLE.COM
Check out all of our available listings!
1, 2, 3 & 4BR Properties.
Many have been drastically reduced
For immediate occupancy!
Union Properties 352-373-7578 4-22-75-2

NOW LEASING
2BR/1.5BA MidTown Apts
Parking/laundry hkups
Walk to UF $850/mo
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2

MOVE IN TODAY
Casa East end unit
2BR/2.5BA $800/mo
Pets OK w Fee
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2


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PET FRIENDLY
3BR/3BA w room to run
behind Hilton on SW 34th ST
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesviile.com 4-22-75-2

Available NOW
1BR/1BAw/laundry hkups
Pets OK w/fee close to UF
Water, sewer & trash incl.
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2

$995/MO 3BR/2BA
NEAR UFII w/d incl.
2041 NW 7th Place q
Large family room w/fireplace
Hardwood floors & nice yard
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2


Looking Glass Apartments. Roommate
Wanted 2/2. Walk to UF, by stadium-GO
GATORS! New carpet, baywindow. W/D in-
clu, call 941-223-3150 $575 1-6-08-4-2

2B/2B BIG apartment for $755. Arbor Park:
quiet, clean, 3 min from campus. Complex
has W/D. Pets OK.?DAW. Lease begins in
Jan w/ no deposit. Call 850.766.1113 12-
10-08-2-2

2Bd/1 Ba House in Duckpond Nbhd Avail Dec
27th for 1 Year Lease, 2 miles to UF, CH/A,
1 car garage, W/D, DW, Microwave, Patio,
Large Fenced Yard, off street parking, pest
control, $1100/mo + Utilities 352-278-1176
1-6-08-3-2

For rent 4 bd 2 bath with family room. Close
to university, schools, shopping and dining.
Great for roommate sharing. Call Bobbie at
352-514-6712 1-8-08-5-2

Live Alonel 1BD/1BA. Bike to UFI Pets OK!
W/D Included. Very quiet Creekside Villas
- 1515 NW 29th RD 32605. Flexible lease
terms. Walk to food and shops. $625 rent.
$350 deposit. 352-275-2843 or blw@ufl.edu
1-6-08-3-2

Cute & Clean! Studio duplex apt. in quiet NW
area near Ward's Market & Main St. Publix.
Convenient to shopping & busline, bike to UF.
Available Jan '09, maybe sooner! $425/mo.
352-338-7670 shepley@cozygaor.com 12-
10- 8-1-2

Cute & Clean Vintage 4bd/2.5ba house
behind Applebee's. Bike to UF! Wood floors,
CH/AC, W/D, fans, blinds. Huge rooms!
Available Dec '08. 907 NW11th Ave. $1350/
mo. shepley@cozygator.com 352-338-7670
12-10-08-1-2

Cute vintage i-BR apt. behind Applebee's-
bike to UF! Available Jan. or sooner. Wood
floors,large yard,quiet area-great for grads!
352-338-7670 or shepley@cozygator.com
Others available at www.cozygator.com 12-
10-08-1-2

Cute & Funky upstairs loft behind Leo 706
six blocks to UF/downtown. Available Jan or
sooner. Short lease possible. $450/mo
(352)338-7670 or shepley@cozygator.com
Others places listed at www.cozygator.com
12-10-08-1-2

3 bedroom/2 bath condo for rent! Close to
campus & shopping. New laminate wood
floors & paint. Fenced deck to commu-
nity pool. Friendly neighbors in Marchwood.
Washer, dryer & dishwasher included. $1100/
month available NOWI Call (352)384-3604
& Iv msg or e-mail enkanderson@gmail.com
12-10-08-1-2

A+ VALUE 2BR/2BA
Affordable $699 townhouse
Appealing 4411 SW 34th St location
Attracts serious students
Apply NOW 352-377-2791 12-10-08-1-2

Paradise in Gainesville. Beautiful 3/2 House
with private fenced yard, screened porch,
and deck with spa. Close to N FL Reg Med
Center, Oaks Mall, and UF. $1500/mo. Pat
Wilson, Sun Lu Properties (352)373-0874.
1-6-08-2-2

WALK TO UF
3 Bed/2 Bath house in prestigious Golfview
Estates located between Law School and
Golf Course. $1475mo. Call 305-788-4103
12-10-08-1-2


*CAMPUS EDGE CONDO*
2/2 Walk to UF, Shands & VA. Tile floor, W/D
in unit, avail fall. Reasonable rate. 239-250-
6149, 239-992-2449 1-30-08-19-2


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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

$550/mo. incl utils.1BR in 2BR/2.5BA town-
house with W/D, D/W, full kitchen, private
balconies, large closets. 5 min walk to cam-
pus. Pets with deposit. Available now. Call
-904.484.4156 or email cavguns@ufl.edu
1-6-08-21-3

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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. 1-6-
08-14-3

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/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 Free! Jan 09-Jul 09.
Private 1 BR/1BA 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-
cid. Pets welcomed. WID 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


$425-1 or 2 females needed for Univ. Terrace
condo on 34th; utilities included; un/furnished,
bus routes 12 and 35; call 352.514.3398 or
email anu87@ufl.edu 1-12-08-8-3

$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

$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

Arbor Lofts. Only 3 blocks from UF by the
football stadium!! Ibed/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/mo-
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

1 BR 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/1lB $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 BD/1 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 Placel
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

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

Furnished 1/1 in 4/4 at Gainesville Place for
spring semester. Original sublease $540/mo
but available at $400/mo!l 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 56f-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/mino,
plus utilities. Cable and internet included.
available spring/summer. 954-303-2245 1-
6-08-5-3

Sublease in Royal Village 1 room in 4/2 .
female apt. Available now. First month free!
$499/mo incl all utilities. Roomies are quiet
and clean. Lease now-July. 239-405-1491.
12-10-3-3

1/1 in 3/3 Gateway at Glades apartment
complex. Bedroom has own bathroom &
walk-in closet. EVERYTHING included in
rent except electricity overage (split 3 ways).
Must be female!
Contact stefanieapost@gmail.com 1-6-
08-3-3

Sublease available Spring and/or Summer
2009. Price is negotiable, incl utilities, cable
TV, internet. Females only. 1/1 in 4/4 apart-
ment at The Estates, close to UF Contact
Carolina if interested 305-495-7270. 1-6-
08-3-3

1BR/1BA in a 2BR/2BA apartment in
Country Village on Archer Rd. Rent $465 +
Utilities around $100 per month. Great loca-
tion and great roommate. Call 352-208-1142
or curvedestroyers@gmail.com 12-10-1-3

1 Br/1 Ba sublease in a 2/2 @ Cabana Beach.
Washer/dryer, fully furnished. Free intemet
and cable. Include utilities. Pool, gym, bus
line. Normally $609/mo, but sublease at
$450/mo. Available now until end of July.
(352) 870-4026. 1-7-3-3

Sublease brand new apartment at the
Woodlands of Gainesville. 1 bedroom
in a 2Br/2Ba, vaulted ceilings, fully fur-
nished $660 a month. If interested please
call(954)801-7557 1-9-08-5-3

The Laurels 1/1 townhome. Private gated
community avail now thru Aug. W/D incl.
w/free tanning, HBO & showtime. Semi-furn
w/various amenities. $869/mo (negotiable)
Call Ashley 941-915-6439 1-9-08-3-3

WALK TO UF
3Bed/2Bath House in prestigious Golfview
Estates located between Law School and
Golf Course. Will rent rooms to singles @
$500 or house for $1475. Call 305-788-4103
12-10-08-1-3

1BR/1BAApartment Downtown
$425 per month!
Start soon, Sublease OR Full year!
Call Wes 941-468-2745 1-6-08-2-3


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Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Cobblestone 377-2801
Hidden Lake 374-3866
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Room in 4br condo incl 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 appls,
pool, open parking, condo fully furnished.
$550/mo + 1/2 utils. call Chris 5614459034
12-10-08-21-4

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


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

Roommate needed SPRING ONLY $535
SPRING+SUlMMER $425.4BR/4BA Fully
furn. Util incl +internet,cable,
private bath,W/D,pool. 2 Bus rts
short ride to UF 954-593-3063 1-6-08-9-4

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

HANDY AN 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! 954-554-
6059 or aldraper@ufl.edu 12-10-08-6-4

Roommate needed 2BR/2.5Ba furn town-
home in Brighton Park on bus route to UF
every 15 mins. $400/mo + utils. Call Bobby
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





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Non-smoking, quiet roommate, m/f, needed
to share a 2 br/ 2bath townhouse asap. in the
Rockwood Villas on 62nd Blvd. $395/month.
MikeReed@cfl.rr.com 1-9-08-7-4

Roommate Needed. 2Br/2.5Ba fully fur-
nished (really nice) 2 story condo in Halley
Gardens. $500/mo + cable and util. W/D
included in unit. Located just north of inter-
section of SW 24th Ave and SW 43rd st. No
towing. 6 min walk from an early-in-the-route
bus stop where the 20 and 21 run constantly.
Call Andrew at (386)216-7597. Cheers! 12-
10-08-3-4

Need 1 female to share big 4/2 on horse
farm. Pets ok. $300/mo + util. Jan July Call
Meg 352-495-7714 1-7-08-4-4

2 br lba condo with 1 br for rent. Central
air and heat. 2 pools in complex. Walking
distance to Shands and UF. Call Mike 352-
316-3930. Avail 12-20-08. Rent 395/mo
1-6-08-3-4

8 blocks n. of stadium. PhD student seeks
responsible NS M/F for own RM/BA in large
quiet home, no pets. $535 includes all utils:
727-433-0229 1-6-08-3-4

2 Rooms for Rent.
3BR/2BA 9637 SW 96th Terr 2005 Home.
1600 sq.ft. On '1 Acre In Meadows On The
Prairie. 15 Min. To UF/20 Min. To SFCC.
Facebook Mike Rollins For Pic.
$550/mo. Util. Incl. 727-224-5852 1-6-08-
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Master BD w/ Private Bath
in 4BD/3BA house off NW 16th Ave. DW, W/
D, Cox cable w/ networked internet, new car-
pet & ceiling fans. No cats or dogs 328-4995
1-8-08-5-4

Responsible Roommate Wanted 2BR/2Bath
Polos of Gainesville Pets welcome,$400/
month + Utilities, questions? mps24@ufl.edu
or 7326739577 12-10-1-4

Room for rent in a 2 bed 2 bath house.
Very close to campus, large bathroom,
New appliances/furniture, w/d, dishwasher,
flexable lease. Call Terry at: 352-473-6930.
1-9-08-5-4


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Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453 4-22-72-5

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

Condos for sale near UF/Shands!!
Many affordable units available.
Call Carolyn/Maureen at:
(352)284-4428 or (386)365-8590
@ Matchmaker Realty. 1-7-08-5-5

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Mol 5% down 15 years @ 8% apr. Buy, 4/BR
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Only $199/Mol 3 Br $11,000! 5% down
15years 8%. HOD Homes Available! for list-
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TENNESSEE LAND RUSH! 1+acre to 2acre
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I BED QUEEN $110 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-22-08-72-6


BED FULL SIZE $90 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 4-22-08-72-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600.352-372-7490
4 4-22-08-72-6

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
S deliver. 4-22-08-72-6


CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
4-22-72-6

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-22-08-72-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
4-22-08-72-6

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-
22-72-6

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 4-22-08-72-6
**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $100 Queen $125 King $200**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
4-22-72-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846.4-22-72-6

Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
4-22-72-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-22-08-
72-6

FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-22-72-6

POOL TABLE Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
12-10-74-6

HOT TUB/SPA $1295 Brand Newlkoaded!
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 4-22-72-6

WIFE RAN AROUND !
All over town, looking for thetest deals on
furniture and bedding. She found them at
Dumas Discount Furniture and Bedding
1201 East Univ. Av 352-371-4422
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looking to add a second to that collection?
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PARKING:
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Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-22-08-72-10
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1-6-08-3-10
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you earn
$800 in a day? 30 Local Machines and
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CALL US: We will not be undersold! 12-
10-1-10
Are You On.Track with Your Dreams? Help
Us Help You! No Sales. No Hype. Full or
Part-time. Prosper While Helping Others.
www.myhappy.us 12-10-1-10
"BUILDING SALE!"..."ROCK BOTTOM
PRICES" BEAT NEXT INCREASE. 25X40
$5,190. 30X50 $6,390. 35X60 $8,990.
40X60 $12,700. 60X100 $33,600. OTHERS!
Pioneer Steel Manufacturers. (800)668-5422.
Since 1980. 12-10-1-10


M11 Motorcycles, Mopeds


000*00 SCOOTERS 000000******
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
4-22-08-72-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
www.NS4L.com
4-22-08-72-11
***GatorMoto***-
Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator
Grads! New scooters starting at$999. No legit
shop can beat these prices! lyr Warranties
included. 376-6275GatorMoto.com 4-22-
08-72-11

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
4-22-08-72-11
***www. BuyMyScooter.com***
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 4-22-08-72-11


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16, ALLIGATOR 0 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008


Autos


GATORMOTO Gville's #1 service facility. We
repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups avail-
able. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest
turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we
know how to treat our customers 376-6275
4-22.08-72-11

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***
Scdeters 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

BMW K1200RS 8000 miles, hard case, ABS,
Sport suspension, new pilot, 2 tires, Adult
owner. Perfect cond. $10,500/OBO. 352-
219-2285, Robsoar@aol.com 1-6-08-2-11


Autos

*FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS*
*Running or notlO
*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
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
www.selectmotorcar.us
12-10-08-74-12


Wanted Help Wanted
1W ,,, 11_ mil,,


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 funi And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 12-10-08-74-13

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

$$$Need Cash?$$$
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
Work Program
In the Downtown Plaza Sundays at 4pm
Contributions would be greatly appreciated
to help with our community project
Monetary Gifts Welcomed*
Canned Goods Blankets Etc
Mail to: 3207 NW 53rd Ave, Gville 32605
WILL PICK UP TOOl
For information call Pastor John 246-6623
12-10-4-13


$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS! Help Wanted
HONDAS, CHEWVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC. j
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
4-22-72-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibil-


JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
0000***** YOU PAY ONLY $401!! 0****
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CAL DON 215-7987 12-10-08-74-12

CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas 0 Chevys 0 Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
4-22-72-12

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

*****ATTENTION*A****
*****SUN CITY AUTO Sales5***
WHY PAY MORE? YOU COULD PAY LESSI
300+ vehicles @ wholesale prices 338-1999
4-22-08-72-12

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 & Wrecksll?
TOP DOLLAR PAID?
386-234-0072 & 386-234-0075
12-10-08-5-12

01 Silver Honda Civic EX Coupe $7,995
71 K miles, high gas mileage. AC, power
windows and locks, front and side airbags,
sunroof, tinted windows. Brand new tires.
Must sell ASAP. Call Lori (352) 219-4911
12-10-08-3-12

Police Impounds for Sale! 94 Honda Accord
$500! 94 VW Jetta $700! for listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9271. 12-10-1-12

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,
12-10-1-12


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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-
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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.
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alligator

LAYOUT & DESIGN POSITION

The Alligator Production Department is ac-
cepting student applications for the
Nitecrew Production staff. Will train, but
experience with Adobe inDesign,
Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat is pre-
ferred. Friendly work environment,
flexible schedule, with hours between 6PM
and 1AM Sun-Thurs. Fill out an application
at the front desk of The Alligator, 1105 W
University Ave, Mon-Fri 9AM 5PM,
Include available work schedule and refer-
ences. Previous applicants are welcome to
reapply with current schedule.
Please no phone calls or emails. 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 NW 6th St.
352-378-9204
1-6-08-74-14

PARK PLACE CAR WASH
Now Hiring FT & PT positions available.
Great environment. flexible hours. Apply in
person 7404 NW4th Blvd-Across from Home
Depot 1-6-08-74-14

Phone survey interviewers wanted.
Start work today No sales,
opinion research only Flexible
Schedsl 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
Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 372-
1226 4-22-08-72-14

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

BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 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


Help Wanted


Software Developer, P/T or FIT
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

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

Orange and Blue Textbooks is taking applica-
tions for Spring Semester book rush. Looking
for upbeat, experienced cashiers, floor and
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. needs asser-
tive interns to help generate leads in top
US companies. http://perthleadership.orgi
internsales.htm 12-10-08-13-14

RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALISTS
OPart-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
www.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 & more.
Applications available online at
www.suncountrysports.com. Fill one out
today and bring to either location.
12-10-08-9-14


*MOVIE EXTRAS NEEDED!*
All looks and ages wanted for films. No
experience needed. Earn., from $150 to
$250/day. Call now! 1-888-268-5460 ext 319
1-7-08-9-14
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


Help Wanted


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. 12-10-08-6-14


PIANO TEACHER WANTED
Instruction required in NW home. 3 miles
from campus for middle school child. Please
email resume to paulsrothstein@yahoo.com
12-10-08-5-14

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

*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 While 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 NW 75th St.
1-12-08-9-14


KITCHEN HELP
Experienced & reliable for nights & week-
ends. Apply in person b/t 3-5. Napolatanos
606 NW75th St. 1-12-08-9-14

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

PT transcriptionist (75+ wpm) needed for
psychology practice in Gville area. Flexible
hrs, ideal for student. References required.
Fax resume (352)373-1237 or email at
combehserv@gmail.com 1-6-08-4-14

housekeeper / NANNY needed
$11/hr M-F 12 to 4; need refs, DL,
Spanish/Eng speaking, must be legal;
e-mail resume,photo, to Noah's Ark
gnv@nanoneone.com 1-6-08-4-14

Need after school care for 2 children start-
ing 01/05/09. Weekdays 1:20-4:45 except
Wed. 12:20-4:45. Need pick up from Wiles
Elementary school. Good driving record and
references required. mymi.b@hotmail.com
1-6-08-3-14

Petsitter Wanted
Professional or graduate student needed
to watch two older dogs full-time. Live rent
free in lovely three bedroom home, cable,
internet, utilities and housekeeper once per
week included plus an allowance in return
for providing loving care to two beautiful,
older dogs. Must be non-smoker, clean, and
professional. Please call Ann at
352-870-6275.
1-12-08-7-14


NOW HIRING
Experienced Notetakers and Editors
Spring 2009
Apply online at www.SmokinNotes.com
1-16-08-10-14






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::: Help Wanted m Help Wanted


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Services f) 1 l[ Health Services] ,I Entertainment


Long Hair Models
Sought for the holidays for study on long
hair in motion. Earn $70-200 per session, no
cutitng no exp. ness.
352 792 1824, longhair.org,
lhques@yahoo.com 1-9-08-5-14


Stride Rite shoe store is looking for ex-
perienced & energetic retail sales person
who LOVES kids Store hrs. 10-6 Must be
available to work wknds. Apply in person
Oaks Mall Plaza next to Toys R Us. 6753 W.
Newberry Road Min. 1 year work commit-
ment. 1-9-08-5-14


Have a 3.6 GPA & want to earn some extra
cash? We are now hiring notetakers for
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PRODUCT 1i ONS 1-12-08-6-14

Attn GREEKS: Guaranteed Weekly Settlement Check. Join
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Send resume s to jobs@premierparties.com


NOW Hiring
Assistant Graphic Designer
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist
Account Executives (Exp Req)
Managing Accounts with:
*Student Organizations &
Corporate businesses
Customer Service Reps
Internships Positions
Marketing & Finance 1-9-08


EATING RIGHT


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Colonial Life seeks an entrepreneurial pro-
fessional with sales experience to become
a District Manager. A Life/Health license
is required. Substantial earnings potential.
Please contact: meredith.brewer@coloniallif
e.com or call (904)424-5697. 12-10-1-14

DRIVERS: CALL TODAY! Sign-On Bonus
35-41cpm Earn over $1000 weekly Excellent
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-5-14 (877)258-8782 www.melt6ntruck.com 12-
10-1-14

Driver- PTL Needs Company Drivers- CDL-A
earn up to 40 cpm. 1/2cpm increase every
60K miles. Average 2,800 miles/week.
www.pti-inc.com Call (877)740-6262. 12-
10-1-14


.Se'rices .

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/eve/wkend. 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 houseful!
10% off with this ad FL Reg IM 19
Call Now! 352-374-4791, 800-797-6766
4-22-08-72-15
T-SHIRT SCREEN PRINTING
Greeks-Sports-Clubs-Bands
*Call or lop by for a QUOTE*
MONSTER PRESS 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (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 0 Move-Outs
Complete Cleaning Service 0 Licensed
Penny Biggs 727-8392 1-6-75-15


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? *****
0000****** FREEWAY MOVING ******0000
You'll love our low rates & references. Student
Discount. Call 352-256-0999. Lic #IM707
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
Majorlminor auto repairs ASE cert. Free
pickup & delivery of your car. UF grad
owned. Lowest price guaranteed. All
makes/models. 9420 NW 13th St 379-3130
1-30-08-23-15
NEED A NEW STYLE, COLOR OR CUT?
Reasonable prices, great location.
Students receive discounts.
Call today 264-9757. Ask for Rachael
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 1-6-08-2-15
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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. 12-10-1-15
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. 12-10-1-15

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. 12-10-1-15
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.
12-10-1-15
NOW AVAILABLE! 2009 POST OFFICE
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CALL (800)910-9941 TODAYI REF #FLO8.
12-10-1-15
Romance Home Parties. Earn big money
part-time. FREE training. Become a sales
agent or host a free party. Nationwide. www.
RomanceHomeParties.com. 12-10-1-15


[ Health Services '

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


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

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Gators look forward to underdog role


By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Writer
kmaistri@alligator.org

When UF takes the court to play Stanford on
Friday, the Gators will find themselves in an unfa-
miliar role.
For the first time all season, the No. 15-seeded
Gators will not be the higher-ranked of the two
teams, and they will not be expected to win.
14o. 2 Stanford is coming off sweeps against Albany
and Long Beach State in the first two rounds of the
NCAA Tournament and a Pacific-10 Conference title
in the regular season.
Playing against a team that has been to three of
the last four Final Fours and boasts the most NCAA
titles since the tournament's inception in 1981 can be
a daunting task for a young team, but UF's leader is
embracing the challenge.
"I love the underdog role," junior libero Elyse
Cusack said. "To be ov&ilooked, even a little bit,
gives us such an edge, and going into this match,
we're playing with no pressure on us. We're just go-
ing to have fun and play hard, which is what we do
every match."
If the Gators are to have any chance at defeating the
Cardinal, Cusack will have to dig out a ton of hard-hit
balls from Stanford's many offensive weapons.
The Cardinal returned two first-team All-American
offensive players this season, senior outside hitter
Cynthia Barboza and senior middle blocker Foluke
Akinradewo, and neither of them lead the team in
kills per set.
That distinction belongs to sophomore outside hit-
ter Alix Klineman, a second-team All-American selec-
tior a year ago, who averages 3.6 kills per set.
However, Akinradewo, who was named Pac-10
Player of the Year for the second straight season, not
only powers Stanford's electric offense, but also an-
chors its defense.
The 6-foot-3 Florida native averages 1.45 blocks

SEE VOLLEY, PAGE 19


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Harrison Diamond / Alligator Staff
UF libero Elyse Cusack bumps the ball during the Gators' 3-1 win
against Auburn in the O'Connell Center on Nov. 9.


By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

With UF down 3 points to rival FSU
and the clock rapidly ticking down under
a minute, Ray Shipman's world was mov-
ing in slow motion.
Shipman drove down the baseline
and put up an acrobatic reverse layup.
As he tumbled to the hardwood floor,
Shipman watched the ball roll through
the nylon net. The hostile crowd roared,
and Shipman howled back, pounding his
fist across his chest.
The Gators would lose Sunday night's


game, but the high-flying freshman found
the moment he had been waiting all his
life to live in: This was college basketball.
"Being in the game that late lets
me know that Coach has confi-
dence in me.".
Ray Shipman
UF freshman guard

"Looking to the sideline and seeing
coach (Billy) Donovan call the plays I
usually see that on TV," Shipman said.
"The crowd was going crazy. It hit me,
like, 'I'm in the game now.' I had to snap


out of it for a second."
Shipman will take the court again to-
night with a new sense of belonging when
UF (6-2) squares off with Florida Gulf
Coast (2-5) at 8 in the O'Connell Center.
"Being in the game that late lets me
know that coach has confidence in me,"
Shipman said.
Shipman, who turned in several jittery
performances early on this season, seems
to be settling in to the college game.
After seeing his minutes cut in UF's
biggest games he played sparingly
in the loss to Syracuse and only a single
minute in the win against Washington
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 19


Credits roll


on Hy-Lites

Memory is a funny thing.
They say hindsight is
20/20, but that couldn't
be further from the truth. Actually,
memories are nothing but deceptive.
Our good memories always seem to
be a bit more fun than it actually was
and our bad memories always seem
more agonizing.
But right now, as I write what is
my last column as an Alligator sports
writer, I want nothing more than the
nostalgia that comes with hindsight.
I've been at UF since June 2004,
and it has been nothing less than the
greatest 4 1/2
years of my
life.
Icameinas
an 18-year-old
excited by the
possibilities
Karl Hyppolite that lay ahead
Hy-Lite Reels of me.
.khyppolite@alligator.org I didn't
know where
I was going, but I didn't care. I just
wanted to have fun along the way.
And hindsight being what it is, I'd
probably say I didn't do everything
I wanted as a UF student, and I'd
change a few things if I could go back
and give life a quick edit.
But the one thing I would never
change is my time at the Alligator,
which is the best student paper in the
country with the best damn student-
run sports section. Like I said before,
I came in to UF not knowing what
the hell I wanted to do with my life.
It wasn't until the spring of 2006 that I
realized I wanted to be a sports writer,
which is pretty late to try to work your
way up the alligatorSports ladder.
Somehow, despite not being a
journalism major, through hard work,
dedication and plenty of help along
the way, I've managed to get pretty
good at this covering sports thing.
That's not saying I'm where I want
to be as a writer and reporter, but I feel
I've gotten the foundation I need to
reach my goals. And I have big goals
and big dreams because I'm still a kid
at heart.
And if there's' one thing to know
about me, you should know that. I'm
the sleepy-eyed day-dreamer in the
back of the class. My special little lady,
SEE KARL, PAGE 19


* UF quarterback Tim Tebow was named
the winner of the 2008 Danny Wuerffel
Trophy, given yearly to the player who best
combines academic and athletic success
with community service.


NCAA Men's Basketball
(23) Davidson 68
West Virginia 65
NBA
Raptors 94
Cavaliers 114


Today's question: Will Tim Tebow win the Heis- Percent (Votes)
man Trophy? Oklahoma 40% (79)


Tuesday's question: Which team would have
been the best matchup for UF in the national
championship game? (see right for results)


USC 30% (59)
Texas 24% (47)
T. Tech 6% (12)
197 TOTAL VOTES


UF MEN'S BASKETBALL

Shipman beginning to gain confidence


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WEDNESDAYDECEMBER 19


Allen faces possible redshirt due to MCL sprain


By MIKE DIFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

Don't expect to see Adam Allen on the
court any time soon.
UF coach Billy Donovan said Tuesday
that the sophomore forward might not see
action again until January.
The sophomore has been sidelined for
more than six weeks with a sprained MCL
in his left knee.


"It's a very, very slow-healing injury,
and you're probably talking the end of
December, the beginning of January be-
fore he can get back and start doing some
stuff," Donovan said.
"What we'll probably do is put him into
practice for a week to 10 days and see what
he can do.
"Then we can figure out if he's even in
a position to help us."
Donovan said a redshirt might be the


likely route for Allen.
"If he can't help or
contribute, I wouldn't
want to put him into
a situation where he's
wasting a year," Donovan
said.
Allen "I don't think that
would be fair to him.
"Adam's mindset is that he definitely
wants to-play, but, ultimately, it's going to


be a decision that him and his family have
to make."
The 6-foot-8 swingman averaged 4
points per game as a freshman last sea-
son.
He hit 32 3-pointers in 36 games.
"His conditioning is going to be really,
really bad. So even if he does do good in
the first week, I do worry about fatigue,"
Donovan said. "He could end up breaking
down."


Stanford boasts


dynamic offense

VOLLEY, from page 18


per set and has been on UF coach Mary Wise's
radar for quite some time.
Akinradewo attended the same high school,
St. Thomas Aquinas, as UF defensive specialist
Christina Diaz, and Wise remembers recruiting
her almost five years ago.
"I was down watching her in the spring of her
junior year, watching her play a pick-up game
with boys in Fort Lauderdale, and in walks John
Dunning, the Stanford coach," Wise said.
"John and I are friends, we've been for years,
we sat together and visited and at the end,
Foluke's dad came to pick her up. As the dad


Volleyball

who may not


was walking out, he looked
right at John and waved, and
I didn't even get a look. That's
when I knew we didn't have a
chance."
Cusack said UF is preparing
for Stanford's physical hitters,
present a drastically different


look.
"We practice against (men) in practice every
day, and that's kind of what it's going to be like
playing against Stanford," she said.
The last time these two teams met in the post-
season was 2004, when the Cardinal dropped
the Gators in five sets in Tallahassee. A few
weeks later, Stanford went on to win its sixth
national championship.
Wise said UF is playing its best volleyball
of the season, and freshmen Kelly Murphy and
Cindy Bathelt chalked that up to better commu-
nication and teamwork on the court.
The coaching staff has preached "Toughness,
Intelligence and Energy" (T.I.E.) all year long,
and now the players are wearing orange bows
on their shoes as a reminder of that theme.
Unfortunately for UF, Stanford is a team that
can undo that bow and the Gators' season.


Shipman has success in classroom, on court


HOOPS, from page 18

- Shipman was trusted with the
ball down the stretch against the
Seminoles.
"Earlier in the season, if I would
take -a bad jump shot, (Donovan)
would take me out. But now, I know
what he wants from me," Shipman
said. "The longer I stay out there, the
more relaxed I get."
Donovan said Shipman's ability to
play through fatigue factored into his
decision to give Shipman the nod in
the game's waning minutes.
"At the end of the game, in crunch
time, I felt like I could play a whole
other half," Shipman said.
At 6-foot-5, 212 pounds, Shipman
is one of the Gators' most physically
imposing players. Built more like a
safety than a shooting guard, he has
taken on the role of lock-down de-
fender for UF.
Shipman said he gets his defensive
physicality from his father, Ray Sr.,
who played ball at Chipola College.
"He put the muscle and toughness
in me," Shipman said.
"Me and him talk every day al-
most too much," Shipman said. "He
doesn't let things slide. Every night
when we talk, he's never satisfied. He
wants the best out of me."
But Shipman said his father is
more concerned with his perfor-
mance in the classroom than on the
court. When Shipman finished the
summer semester with a 4.0 GPA,
Ray Sr. wanted to know why his son's
grades were slipping.
"I was like, 'Dad, it's not weight-
ed. You can't get a 4.6 in college,'"
Shipman said.
But, according to teammates, his
intelligence doesn't necessarily trans-
late to all aspects of life..
"The guys say that I have no com-
mon sense, and that I'm just book-
smart," Shipman joked. "They think
I'm dumb as a doorknob."


w;- '


Harrison Diamond / Alligator Staff
UF guard Ray Shipman shoots during the first half of the Gators' 80-584vin
against Toledo in the O'Connell Center on Nov. 14.


KARL, from page 18


Rose, and I always joke that I have delusions
of grandeur.
I like to play the role of a calm, cool, mature
dude, but that couldn't be further from the
case. I often operate on impulse and my emo-
tions often dominate me.
That extends to my writing as well. I've
discovered that writing big Sports Illustrated-
style features and books is what I'd like to do
long-term.
And that's because I like tapping into the
emotions of a person and a story. It gives me


the opportunity to write with my heart on my
fingertips, and I feel every word as it pours out
of me and onto the screen.
Before I sign off for good, I have sev-
eral people I'd like to thank for helping me
get here. Eric Doise, iny ENC1102 teacher
who dabbled in sports reporting in college,
who was kind enough to edit the first articles I
wrote on my own.
Gainesville Sun Features Editor Jeff
Tudeen, who gave me an opportunity to write
features in the summer of 2006 when all I had
was unbridled enthusiasm and those clips Eric
edited.
Gainesville Sun Sports Editor Arnold
Feliciano, thank you for giving me a shot to
write sports features just a few weeks after Jeff


gave me my first break.
Former Alligator staff writers and sports
editors Louis Anastasis, who hired me 2 1/2
years ago despite my severely limited experi-
ence, and Nick Zaccardi, under whose guid-
ance I probably improved the most. Watching
and reading you two on a daily basis gave
me something to .aspire to. All of your tips
have helped me more than either of you can
imagine.
And to my current colleagues Brian Steele,
Evan Drexler, Phil Kegler and Mike McCall,
it's been a blast covering football with you
guys.
I wouldn't pick four other guys I would
have wanted to do it with, and for the rest of
my life I will stand by my belief that no stu-


dent staff has a better sports crew than the one
we had this year. I feel privileged to work with
a group like that. Reading you guys always
pushed me to be better.
To the next generation of Alligator staff-
ers, Mike DiFerdinando, Kyle Maistri, Bobby
Callovi, Adam Berry, Eugenio Torrens nd
Ryan Levick, help us keep that tradition go-
ing.
And to anyone who has ever read my ar-
ticles over the past few years, I thank you and
hope I helped make your bus ride to school or
Man's Food section a bit more enjoyable.
This column has run much longer than I
expected, so with that I'll sign off knowing I
gave UF and the Alligator everything I4aad
and was given back so much more.


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20, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008


Lucas heats up as season progresses


By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

"Trumae Lucas has started to find her
niche.
The freshman guard has come off the
bench, provided the spark the Gators
needed in their last two road games and
been a big reason why No. 23 UF is 8-1 and
not 6-3.
Iucas played Sunday's game at North
Carolina State in front of about 20 friends
and family members from her nearby
hometown of Greensboro, N.C., and con-
tributed 9 points on 4-of-5 shooting in 21
minutes.
She picked the right time to play her best
gak*e this season.
"It was good just to play back at home
in front of family and friends again," Lucas
said. "I had been looking forward to that
game for a long time."
Lucas is just one of several young play-
ers the Gators have used off the bench to
make a difference in some big games, and
she and her teammates will look to contrib-
ute again tonight at 5:30 against Coppin
State (0-7) in the O'Connell Center.
UF coach Amanda Butler said while
Lucas' scoring is new to fans, she has been
playing well for a long time.
"Trumae was playing fantastic basket-
ball back in October and early November
as well and then twisted her ankle and had


to miss some practices and sat out for a
little while," Butler said. "But she's finally
caught back up to where she was at that
point."
The Gators have needed Lucas to step
in as the sixth woman and first wing player
off the bench and not lose any of the first
team's consistency.

"There's always room for improve-
ment, but I just think my aggres-
sive defense and listening to what
my teammates have to tell me will
help me contribute."
Trumae Lucas
UF freshman guard


Butler is most impressed with the
freshman's confidence in herself, and it was
that confidence that made the difference in
UF escaping with a 77-75 win at Alabama-
Birmingham last week.
Lucas scored 5 points in seven minutes
in that game.
"She's a scorer and a playmaker," Butler
said. "She was the difference in the ball-
game in UAB, and that had everything to
do with her defense and not her offense.
She got some steals that led to layups. Her
confidence is what is really unique about
her."
Lucas also talked about her own confi-
dence making a difference in her level of


play.
"I just get a lot of confidence from my
teammates in practice and off the court af-
ter practice," Lucas said. "So I just brought
what they've been telling me to practice
.and in the games, which has made me be-
come a better player."
Lucas, perhaps, draws a lot of her con-
fidence from the person she looks up to
most on the team: senior point guard Sha
Brooks.
"We've kind of become somewhat like
best of friends," Brooks said. "That's my
buddy. We look after each other. And on the
court, when she's in the game, if she's get-
ting nervous or whatever, I just tell her, 'I'm
always nervous before each game.'"
Brooks said her prot6g6 is ahead of
where she was her freshman year in one
particular aspect.
"She's a little more vocal than I am,"
Brooks said. "My freshman year, I was kind
of quiet, but she's not shy. She's not afraid
to step up to the challenge. And I commend
her for that."
While Lucas has been able to provide
the spark the Gators have needed lately,
she knows there's a long way to go, and
her services will be needed just as much,
if not more, come time for Southeastern
Conference play.
"There's always room for improvement,
but I just think my aggressive defense and
listening to what my teammates have to tell
me will help me contribute," Lucas said.


The Trumae Lucas Files









*Named Most
Outstanding Player
of the 2007 North
Carolina 4-A State
Championship
Game

Averaged a
team-best 16.4
Snr N .Nc points per game at
S c,.,-'nihn, Grimsley High

Guided Grimsley to a 29-1
overall record in her senior year,
including a 10-0 mark< in league
games

SRecognized as an NCHSAA
First-Team All-State performer
in 2007 and 2008

*Named the Metro 4-A Plaver
of the Year in 2005-06 and
2006-07


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TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 21


UF streaks toward SEC schedule


By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

Not many saw this kind of start
to the season coming, maybe not
even the UF women's basketball
team.
Over the break, the Gators went
6-0, pushing their record to a school-
best 14-1 and climbing to a No. 18
national ranking.
UF has won 14 straight games,
also a school record, highlighted by
a 90-83 home victory over then-No.
16 Pittsburgh on Dec. 21.
The Gators gathered wins against
Coppin State 75-34 and Florida
A&M 77-55 before setting up the
showdown with the Panthers.
UF rallied in the win against
Pittsburgh after being down 70-62
with 9:24 remaining.
Guard Sha Brooks led the way
with 24 points, but it was guards
Steffi Sorensen and Lonnika
Thompson who proved to be the
difference with their 3-point shoot-
ing. The juniors shot 9 of 14 from
beyond the arc.
Pittsburgh guard Shavonte
Zellous shocked the Gators by scor-
ing 42 points. She single-handedly


kept the Panthers in the game, but
in the end it was not enough to pre-
vent the upset.
"We've got a lot of fight," UF
coach Amanda Butler said in her
postgame radio interview after the
win against Pittsburgh.


"Being able to
composure, I think





Women's
Basketball


maintain our
that's going to
be something
that we can re-
ally draw a lot
of confidence
from."
UF got a
well-deserved
eight-day rest
for the holi-


days after that game and returned
to action at home in the first round
of the State Farm Classic against
Vermont.
The layoff might have had an
impact on the team, but the end re-
sult was no different, as the Gators
won 85-76.
UF returned the next night in the
final to face Miami University of
Ohio and didn't have much trouble,
winning 75-56 to claim the title.
Senior forward Marshae Dotson
collected the Most Valuable Player
award after her first double-double


of the season with 12 points and 10
rebounds.
The Gators wrapped up non-
conference play on Saturday night
at Ohio. Up just 6 points at halftime,
UF finished strong to post a 74-56
win and escape the cold weather.
UF has padded its NCAA
Tournament resume in the non-
conference part of the season with
quality wins against three ranked
opponents, including at then-No. 22
Florida State, then-No. 21 Arizona
State a game played in the
Bahamas and Pittsburgh.
Now, the Gators will turn their at-
tention to Southeastern Conference
play, and for Butler, it hasn't come
soon enough. She summed up the
wait with one word.
"Finally," she said in her post-
game radio interview Saturday.
For a team that has set school re-
cords for consecutive wins (14) and
is off to the best start in school his-
tory through 15 games, the season
essentially starts over when SEC
play begins Thursday night against
Mississippi State.
If the non-conference play is any
indicator, however, don't expect
this team to let up in the second half
of the season.




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TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 3


Five-year ROI doubles


By ASHLEY HOOVER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Officials say UF students
with their M.B.A.s can expect a
profit double the cost of their de-
grees five years after graduat-
ing due in largely to networking.
UF's Executive Master of Business
Administration program ranked
No. 2 nationwide in a return-
on-investment survey from The
Wall Street Journal on Dec. 10,
according to a UF press release.
UF's data shows a 212-percent
five-year return on investment
for graduates of the program.
Alex Sevilla, the assistant dean
and director of the program at
Warrington College of Business
Administration, said facilitation of
networking is a big fac-
tor in the program's ranking.


"Any business school's pillar of
strength is how much alumni canhelp
their fellow Gators," he said. "They
don't only help with money. Strong
job connections are made as well."
Sevilla said students in the program
have a unique opportunity to build
relationships with international
employers through study tours.
Rosemary Mesa, a graduate stu-
dent in UF's
UF M.B.A. pro-
Academics gram, went on
an entrepreneur-
ship tour to Ireland last fall. Mesa
said she spoke with head officials
of companies there, such as Dell,
and did marketing analysis for cli-
ents looking to start new ventures.
She said the international experi-
ence gives students a real-world
edge to their degrees in a time when
international partnership is needed.


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Sports
TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Title game can't come soon enough

* Anticipation builds as Gators prepare for
showdown with Sooners.

By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Staff Writer
edrexler@alligator.org


MIAMI- In two days, it all ends.
In two days, a national champion will be
crowned.
Two days normally come and go. They're a frac-
tion of a lifetime.
But for many members of the UF football team,
two days is a period of time they are struggling to
deal with.

Nelson, for example.
"I wish the game was two
weeks ago," Nelson said. "It's
tough to keep us caged in."
l When No. 1 UF takes on
No. 2 Oklahoma in the BCS
National Championship Game
on Thursday at 8 p.m., all that waiting -33 excruci-
ating days, to be exact -will finally come to an end.
The light at the end of the tunnel couldn't come
soon enough.
"Probably for 20-something of those days, we've
been waiting for the game," comerback Joe Haden
said, the letters "BCS" carved into the left side of his
head.
Plenty has changed for the Gators and Sooners in
that time. Consider:
On Dec. 10, Dan Mullen was the Gators offensive
coordinator. On Dec. 11, he was not. Mullen, who
will call the plays Thursday, took the head coaching
job at Mississippi State and is being replaced by cur-
rent UF offensive line coach Steve Addazio.
UF quarterback Tim Tebow failed in his attempt
to win a second consecutive Heisman Trophy. The
junior finished third, just behind Texas' Colt McCoy
and two spots back of his counterpart in the National
Championship Game -Oklahoma's Sam Bradford.
Tebow has also since filed paperwork to receive ad-
vice from the NFL Draft advisory board.
Gators wideout Percy Harvin went through a
will-he-or-won't-he week before the Southeastern
SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 29


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UF wide receiver David Nelson runs after a catch in the Gators' 31-
20 win against the Crimson Tide in the SEC Championship Game


UF RECEIVERS

Harvin looks to put on show for OU


By MIKE McCALL their families before resuming prepara-
Alligator Staff Writer tions for their BCS championship matchup
mmccall@allgator.org withNo. 2 Oklahoma.
But Harvin didn't
UF's win against then-No. 1 Alabama have time to kick
in the Southeastem Conference back, so he stayed in
Championship was an unforgettable ex- Gainesvilleandspent 15
perience for most members of the UF foot- hours per day stretch-
ball team. ing, working out and
For receiver Percy Harvin, sidelined trying to get healthy
with a sprained ankle, it was depressing Harvin before UF's champion-
A few weeks later, Christmas break of- ship showdown Jan. 8.
fered the Gators a rare chance to relax with Harvin's glum mood in Atlanta and


maniacal work ethic over the holidays are
both due to his competitive nature and
desire to play, and now that he's healthy,
he's ready to dazzle his teammates and
fans when he faces the Sooners' defense
Thursday night
"What I told the team, and what coach
(Urban) Meyer told me was, if I get to play
in this game, it's going to be one of the best
shows that has ever been put on," Harvin
said.
SEE HARVIN, PAGE 29


One win can


change history
MIAMI- As sportswriters and fans,
one of the fun things about follow-
ing sports is debating the implica-
tions of wins and losses and the legacies of
winners and losers.
This BCS national title game between
UF and Oklahoma is no different in that
there are implications beyond simply add-
ing another ring to
the finger of coaches
Urban Meyer or Bob
Stoops.
Let's take a look
at just a few of them.
Urban Meyer: The
Karl Hyppolite success that has fol-
lowed him in each of
Hy-kite Reels his stops has been so
khyppolte@alllgator.org
immense he makes
Midas feel sheepish.
He's turned around every program he's
coached, and with a win Thursday, he'll
claim his second national championship in
the last three seasons and in just eight sea-
sons as a head coach. Assuming the Gators
win, this places him on the same level as
USC coach Pete Carroll for the title of great-
est coach of his generation.
And, yes, Gators fan, that also means
that he would surpass Steve Spurrier as the
greatest coach in Gators history. Spurrier is a
legend and the greatest figure in UF's sports
history -when you also factor his Heisman
Trophy as a quarterback -but Meyer dou-
bling the 01' Ball Coach's national champi-
onships in one-third the time gives him the
edge.
The next step for Meyer will be proving
that he's not just a short flare-up and that he
can sustain his success over an extended pe-
riod of time like Carroll, Stoops and Spurrier
have over the years.
Bob Stoops: Oklahoma has consistently
been among the top teams in the nation
since Stoops' arrival and it appeared as if the
Sooners may have had a dynasty on their
hands in the early part of this decade. But
embarrassing losses at the hands of USC and
Boise State have Stoops looking like any-
thing but "Big Game Bob."
Another national title -at the expense of
the new big game coach, Meyer, no less
would restore Stoops' aura of invincibility.
Tim Tebow: At this point, it's no longer
about making his name among his contem-
SEE KARL, PAGE 29


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U UF sophomore diver Monica
Dodson finished the Tennessee
Diving Invite with a victory in the
platform competition Monday at
the Allan Jones Aquatic Center.


Jan. 6, 1968: Center Neal Walk out-
guns "Pistol" Pete Maravich 39-32 as the
Gators upset LSU at Florida Gym. Walk also
grabbed 21 rebounds in UF's win.


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TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 11


Alligator offices get an upgrade


By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Writer
tstewart@alligator.org

After a period of uncertainty and
low morale last semester that wit-
nessed The Independent Florida
Alligator without an applicant for the
editor-in-chief position for perhaps
the first time in 40 years, the paper is
back on its feet.
At a meeting in December, the pa-
per's board of directors chose a new
editor, Nicole Safker, a UF journalism
senior.
Safker, who was the only applicant
for the top spot, is the first person
to become editor from the paper's


photo department since 1987, accord-
ing to Alligator records provided by
General Manager Tricia Carey.
"I couldn't be more excited.
It's not as dark and dreary as
it was a few months ago."
Nicole Safker
Alligator Editor-in-Chief


In addition to finding an editor,
the paper will also be implementing
changes to address some of the prob-
lems voiced by staffers in meetings
late last year.
The paper recently got new equip-


ment, including flat-screen computer
monitors and a new computer for
the photo department, according to
Safker.
The Alligator will increase com-
munication with its board of direc-
tors and has seen an outpouring of
support from faculty in UF's College
of Journalism and Alligator alumni,
Safker said.
The paper will also try to increase
its focus on multimedia journalism
this semester to better prepare its
staff for future jobs, Safker said.
"I couldn't be more excited," she
said. "It's not as dark and dreary as it
was a few months ago."


UF announced Monday that Larry Arrington will
be the interim senior vice president for agriculture and
natural resources while UF searches for a permanent re-
placement for Jimmy Cheek, who was named chancellor
of the University of Tennessee in October.
Arrington, who has been dean of UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences since 2003, will start
Monday.
The national search for Cheek's permanent succes-
sor has not started yet, according to a memo sent from
President Bernie Machen to faculty Monday.
In his new position, Arrington will oversee IFAS,


which has a budget of more than $300 million.
With the largest budget of all of UF's colleges and ad-
ministrative units, IFAS also received the largest budget
cut, $9.5 million, in the 2008-2009 budget, according to
Alligator archives.
Arrington said budget issues will be the most chal-
lenging aspect of his new job.
He also said he looks forward to making changes to
IFAS to make its programs more relevant to the current
job market for students.
THOMAS STEWART


UF associate


provost to leave

UF announced a search Monday to replace Daniel
Wubah, who has been UF's associate provost for un-
dergraduate academic affairs since 2007.
It was announced in December that Wubah was
leaving to become vice president and dean for un-
dergraduate education at Virginia Tech.
His last day at UF will be Feb. 28.
UF will look first for a replacement within its
own ranks, said Provost Joe Glover.
Glover said he hopes to find a replacement by
March 1 to take over right after Wubah leaves.
Wubah is one of a growing list of administrators
who have decided to leave UF this academic year.
Others who have left include UF Senior Vice
President for Administration Kyle Cavanaugh, Dean
of Students Gene Zdziarski and Dean of the College
of Medicine Doug Barrett.
Glover said administrators often leave in waves
and this just happens to be one of those waves.
He said it's nothing unusual and said he doesn't
think it has anything to do with the current econom-
ic situation at UF
Wubah, who is also a professor of zoology, said
he decided to leave for VT because he was looking
for a school with more of a science background.
His wife, Judith, who is an assistant professor of
anatomy and cell biology at UF, will join him at VT,
he said.
THOMAS STEWART


UF ACADEMICS

UF names new IFAS vice president

Larry Arrington will replace Jimmy Cheek






2, ALLIGATOR E TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009

News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
UF Drop/Add Period Ends
Monday, Jan. 12
Students have until Monday
at 11:59 p.m.to make schedule
adjustments.

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LOCAL
Vandals shatter windows of
parked cars
Gainesville police offi-
cers responded to a Northeast
Gainesville neighborhood
Sunday morning after receiving
several calls from residents re-
porting their cars damaged.
According to a GPD release,
Police were able to determine
that between 2:30 a.m. and 7 a.m.
unknown subjects vandalized the
vehicles in a neighborhood north
of Northeast 16th Avenue near
Northeast 15th Street.
In each case, the vehicles were
either parked on the street or in a
driveway, the release stated.
People who vandalize neigh-
borhoods usually target those
with a lot of cars on the road,
said GPD spokeswoman Summer
Hallett. Broken windows were
the only reported damage and
nothing was stolen, she said.
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CHARITIES, from page 1
One organization saw a slight increase in
donations this December because of a holi-
day fundraiser.
"It was an interesting surprise," said
Martha McInnes, director of Interfaith
Hospitality Network.
Families with children can receive aid
from Interfaith Hospitality Network, a net-
work of nine local churches that offers places
to stay overnight.
McInnes said that a lack of holiday jobs
hurt people who were counting on the extra
money in December, prompting some who
don't normally request aid to look to local
organizations for help.


"Yes, we have kind of a tent city and the
issues of people who are chronically home-
less," McInnes said. "But now we have a lot
of people who simply don't have enough
money to pay their bills."
Homelessness also affects Alachua
County children. About 650 students in
county schools are classified as homeless,
said Courtney Allen, homeless education co-
ordinator for Alachua County.
The number of homeless students in-
creased by about 150 last semester, she said.
Calls for assistance start to come in be-
fore Thanksgiving and continue through the
holiday season, Allen said.
"They are looking for any kind of toy
drive, any kind of assistance," she said of
families in the program. "They don't get a


traditional Christmas."
The students are protected by the
McKinney-Veto Act, which works to provide
"They are looking for any kind of
toy drive, any kind of assistance,"
she said of families in the pro-
gram. "They don't get a traditional
Christmas."
Courtney Allen
homeless education coordinator for Ala-
chua County

a seamless education to homeless students.
Under the act, students are offered immedi-
ate enrollment, transportation to and from


their schools and a nutrition program dur-
ing school.
Over holiday break, homeless children
are without benefits such as the nutrition
program, Allen said.
Despite the current trend, many charita-
ble organizations are hopeful that volunteer
hours and donations will soon increase.
One student group plans to answer the
call.
Kyle Robisch, president of Gator CHOMP,
said members deliver food to St. Francis
House Monday through Thursday each
week, and they receive food donations from
area restaurants such as Jimmy John's.
Plans to increase the organization's reach
include a competitive campus-wide clothing
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Editorial


No Mercy

Post-BCS hangovers

don't matter to Machen
Apparently reaching the pinnacle of the college foot-
ball world doesn't mean much to UF President
Bernie Machen, who seems to think championships
are as commonplace as players like Oklahoma's outspoken
Dominique Franks.
As Thursday's BCS National Championship Game looms,
the Editorial Board advises you not to make the trip down to
Miami unless of course you don't mind suffering the conse-
quences in the classroom.
Past years have seen a kinder and more sympathetic Bemie
advising professors not to punish students for missing class
the day after the game as they travel home or recover from
celebrating on University Avenue.
With excellence becoming synonymous with UF athletics,
Machen has refused to extend a grace of sorts to students as
current plans for Friday call for business as usual on campus.
We as students can't help the fact that UF happens to start
its spring semester earlier than many other schools heck,
our opponents don't go back to class until Jan. 20.
The Editorial Board isn't expecting a major shift in the aca-
demic calendar just a mutual understanding that we might
not be in class on Friday.
Is it too much to ask for the opportunity to enjoy in the suc-
cess of our team without having to worry about the academic
repercussions?
Sharing in the success of the UF football team should unite
the administration, staff and students not cause a divide. We
are talking about the first Friday of the first week of school,
hardly the week before finals.
It's never too late for a new year's resolution, Bernie.




Chomp out fires


he Editorial Board
Understands that col-
Slege students will be,
well, college students come
Thursday evening.
Two days from now you
will diligently trade in your
notebooks for Natural Light,
and laptop for lemon drops.
Unless you go to UF, how
often does your football team
make the championship
game, anyway?
While we'd all like to be in
Miami to see the game in per-
son, staying local is easily the
second best option.
From beer pong to ice lug-
es, Gainesville (sorry Norman)
will prove to be a mecca of
partying, debauchery and if
things unfold as we expect -
celebration as the Gators take
home the BCS championship.
We realize everyone cel-
ebrates in their own unique
manner. Many students will
descend upon University
Avenue for peaceful riot-


ing, while others will glee-
fully buy rounds of shots for
complete strangers at Gator's
Dockside.
The Editorial Board asks
that you pay careful atten-
tion to Gainesville's laws
and refrain from relishing the
victory by starting a bonfire.
Don't end your night early by
getting arrested for having a
12-foot-flame burning in your
backyard. Even worse, we
would hate to see you make
a poor decision and ruin ev-
eryone's fun by spending the
evening in the hospital.
Run around campus pro-
claiming your love for Tim
Tebow or ascend upon Florida
Field and pretend you are
Louis Murphy catching the
game-winning touchdown.
You still have a hankering
for fire? Tune in Thursday to
see Percy Harvin bum cor-
ners and Will Demps smoke
safeties a bonfire for
Oklahoma's BCS chances.


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Economic woes shouldn't dictate faith


he culmination of a brutal year for every aspect of
the Western economic paradigm birthed a dismal
Christmas retail season. The blind faith in overheated
consumerism that fuels the economic engine of the world ex-
ploded over the last year and even 8-pound, 6-ounce baby
Jesus could not steer us clear of fiscal ruin.
Faith is necessarily blind the belief in something that is
not directly available requires a certain amount of devotion
and conviction, whether one anchors their faith to an unseen
organizing force or an untenable return on investments. Our
prophets of profit, now exposed as charlatans and shysters,
were promoted by an unquestioning media as combina-
tion shaman/celebrities for the past two decades. The real
American idols were not carrying any tunes but rather toting
briefcases and practicing slash-and-bum farming on fiscal
regulations.
Once the regulatory landscape was suitably barren, a cult
of personality grew up around investors who brought back
big returns. None more so than Bemie Madoff, who descend-
ed from Mt. Nasdaq with two mystical Blackberries and built
what the Wall Street Journal called "the atomic bomb for
Jewish charities."
In Western Europe, religious voices have begun a wide-
ranging dialogue on finance and faith. The Financial Times,
a British newspaper focusing on economic issues, has been
chronicling the growing chorus of Christian voices opposed
to our deregulated hyper-capitalism. In Germany, Bishop
Wolfgang Huber accused Josef Ackermann and Deutsche
Bank of "a form of idolatry" by establishing the shaky goal of
pretax returns on equity of 25 percent.
Quite clear is Huber's assertion that money has become a
god of our cratered and uncertain fiscal landscape.
An article in the same paper only a few days before quoted


Rowan Williams, the Archbishop
Tommy Maple of Canterbury, as he forcefully
tmaple@alligator.org
inserted himself into the British
discourse on this most urgent cri-
sis of faith. Williams told the BBC
that the sorry state of world economies represented "sort of a
reality check" and "a reminder that what I think some people
have called fairy gold is just that that sooner or later you
have to ask: 'What are we making or what are we assembling
or accumulating wealth for?'"
Assembling meaning from life is a far more difficult prop-
osition than accumulating wealth, as any Joe McMansion can
attest to.
More than 20 years ago, Pope Benedict XVI wrote about
the potential demise of our economic system due to hol-
lowed-out ethical tenets and our lust for the paper over the
papal. The Pope foretold of wholesale and systemic economic
collapse when the ethical concerns for community and fam-
ily took a backseat to pure profit motives. This opinion has
become increasingly valuable as deregulation squeezes out
more and more of the flailing middle class.
Certainly, our modem societies cannot reasonably cleave
faith and money but newspapers all over our country are
chronicling how the economic crisis is coercing the masses
into church pews. With this shove from reality, the country is
now dependent upon the pontificating voices of easy-credit-
compatible American evangelism to sing a new tune.
The need for change is certainly far from a hidden con-
clusion you know it was a bad year for our false American
idols when there are more stampede deaths in one morning
at Wal-Mart than over the five days of Hajj.
Tommy Maple is a journalism graduate student. His column
appears on Tuesdays.


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


Reader response
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OKLAHOMA FOOTBALL

Sooners' coach Stoops downplays Franks' comments


By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org

A lot has been made of
Oklahoma cornerback Dominique
Franks' comments on Sunday
that the top three quarterbacks
in the country play in the Big 12,
referring to his teammate Sam
Bradford, Texas' Colt McCoy and
Texas Tech's Graham Harrell.
Sooners coach Bob Stoops said
Monday that Franks may have


been baited into making the state-
ments.
"I know how you guys -the
media in general can lead guys
down a path that, as young guys,
they're not used to handling,"
Stoops said at media day. "In the
end, we all -Dom and the whole
team we have a great respect for
Tim Tebow and a bunch of their
players. So in the end, it gets down
to experience as a young guy han-
dling questions that led him into
something that he really didn't in-


"At the end of th
wanted to play
sports



tend to say."
STOOPS' HO
The matchup betw
Oklahoma has led t
down memory lane f
Stoops was the


e day, I still and was considered for UF's open
head coaching position that Urban
1ll my other Meyer eventually accepted.
Now, he's back in Miami, fac-
Sam Br d ing his old team for the first time.
Stoops said he has heard from nu-
Quarterback merous old friends and colleagues
-including UF athletics director
Jeremy Foley and former Gator
MECOMING: Allen Trammell (Class of '65).
een UF and Stoops knows it must be hard
to some trips for them to pick their allegiances,
or Stoops. forced to decide between their
Gators' defen- school or their friend.


sive coordinator from 1996-98


"The one good thing is that one
of us has to win," Stoops said.
BRADFORD ON ICE: Bradford,
Oklahoma's star quarterback, al-
most never even became a football
player.
The sophomore recalled a dis-
cussion he had with his parents af-
ter his eighth grade year. Bradford
loved hockey, and his parents of-
fered their support. But to play ju-
niors, the family would have had
to move from Oklahoma City, with
Dallas a likely destination.


UF needs no motivation for game


FOOTBALL, from page 30

Conference Championship Game on Dec. 6,
but is by all accounts ready to play Thursday
night.
The Sooners' most explosive running back,
DeMarco Murray, hurt his hamstring and will
be out for the championship bout. Oklahoma
still has leading rusher Chris Brown to carry
the load, however.
All that in the last month. And yet that
month has taken longer for UF linebacker
Brandon Hicks than an entire off-season.
"It feels like every day, 'Come on, man.
Come on, man,'" Hicks said. "' wish it was
here tomorrow, I wish it was here tomorrow."'
Meyer, known for his motivational tactics
all season, will not have to do much for this
game to get his players fired up.
"If you don't want to play in the national
championship, who are you?" said center
Maurkice Pouncey on Sunday. "I know all of
ya'll (media members) would probably dress
up for the game if you all had the chance."
Meyer hinted last week that he would be
bringing some motivational speakers to prep
his team for the game. He might not need


them.
"All of us are motivating each other now,"
linebacker A.J. Jones said. "We're going out
there, going, 'Come on, come on. We gotta get
it right."
The feeling of eagerness is the same inside
the Oklahoma locker room. Sophomore defen-
sive end Adrian Taylor explained his team's
wish to play against
someone other than its
own offense.
"I kinda feel like two-
a-days, hitting on our
own teammates, it's kin-
Football da getting old," Taylor
said.
Taylor is so ready for
this game, in fact, that he
had a dream about it Sunday night.
"It stopped in the fourth quarter, it was a
tie game," Taylor said of his dream. "We had
to wake up."
When both teams wake up in two days,
they won't be dreaming. It will be time for ac-
tion down in Miami.
In two days, their dreams might be coming
true.


KAR L, from page 30

poraries; it's already clear -at least
in my mind that Tebow is the best
player in his generation. No, at this
point, its about establishing himself
among the premier players in college
football history for Tebow With an-
other national title, he would hold a
Heisman, two conference champion-
ships and two undisputed national
championships. I can't think of an-
other player with as impressive a
resume off the top of my head. And
that is assuming he doesn't add to
his resume by returning for his senior
season.
Tebow will face challenges, as he
is likely to lose his two top receiv-
ers in Louis Murphy to graduation
and Percy Harvin to the NFL Draft,
as well as a senior offensive linemen
Phil Trautwein and Jason Watkins.


Sam Bradford: Bradford and the
Sooners have faced intense scru-
tiny in the past month. As a team,
Oklahoma's BCS berth was ques-
tioned because of an early-season
loss to Texas on a neutral field.
Individually, Bradford faced ad-
ditional scrutiny because of the
Heisman voting.
Tebow backers were miffed that
Tebow finished third despite eam-
ing the most first place votes, and
Colt McCoy backers felt snubbed for
the second consecutive week as they
finished second to Oklahoma once
again, despite McCoy setting a new
record for completion percentage.
If the Sooners win behind another
big performance from Bradford, then
they can prove the right team and
right player were chosen.


Harvin spends break in Gainesville rehabbing for championship match


Harrison Diamond / Alligator Staff
UF wide receiver Percy Harvin answers questions during the BCS National Championship Media Day at Dol-
phin Stadium in Miami Gardens on Monday.


HARVIN, from page 30

As the Gators prepared to take
the field against the Crimson Tide
for the SEC title, Harvin was in the
locker room, pleading with team
doctors to let him play.
"At the last minute, I was still
trying to put on my cleats, but I
could barely walk," he said. "Me
and the doctor sat in (the locker
room) and cried, and he said, T'm
sorry, but there's no possible way
(to play).'"
So Harvin was forced to watch
UF's 31-20 win, an experience he
described as "almost like I was at
a funeral."
Meyer and UF quarterback Tim
Tebow have often said Harvin's
impact on the Gators' offense can't
be properly expressed in words,
but UF's performance with him
watching gave a pretty good indi-
cation.
The Gators totaled 358 yards
their lowest output since
September -and while that was
partly due to the Tide's stingy de-
fense, Harvin's absence alone puts
a kink in the machine.
Running back Jeff Demps
picked up a season-high 14 carries,
but the speedster wasn't able to
wiggle free for his usual big runs
without Harvin drawing attention


from the defense.
"He's a guy who, whenever
they break the huddle, you al-
ways have to know where he
is," Oklahoma defensive back
Dominique Franks said.
The Sooners, however, aren't
intimidated by Harvin, who av-
erages 8.8 yards per rush and 17
per reception, and Franks said he
wants Harvin to be 100 percent on
Thursday, "be-
Gators cause when we
Receivers win, we don't
want any excus-
es."
"He's like any other receiver as
far as we're concerned," Oklahoma
safety Nic Harris said.
The Gators see things differ-
ently
"Nobody on our team can re-
place Percy. We have to do it as a
unit," receiver Louis Murphy said.
"When he comes back, it's just go-
ing to open up the game so much
more."
But before Harvin can open up
the Gators' offense again, he still
has one last hurdle to overcome.
"The problem I have now is
slowing down," Harvin said. "I
can't slow down, I just keep going,
and it kind of locks up sometimes
when I'm slowing down."





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TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 9


Student dies in car crash; friends plan memorial


By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Writer

UF student Michelle Moses,
21, a fourth-year elementary edu-
cation major, died while driving
home to Mason, OH, a suburb of
Cincinnati, over winter break.
On Dec. 20, while traveling
north on 1-75 near Richmond, KY,
Moses lost control of her car just
before 9 p.m. and struck the con-
crete divider between the north-
bound and southbound lanes, ac-
cording to Trooper 1st Class Chris
Lanham, a spokesman for the
Kentucky State Police.
After getting out of her red 2007
Mazda 3, Moses was struck by a
black 1996 Ford Mustang driven by
Melvin A. Baker, 53. Baker was ap-
parently switching lanes, Lanham
said.
The impact sent Moses over the
divider and into oncoming traf-
fic, where she was struck by up to
three vehicles, including a tractor
trailer, Lanham said.
She was pronounced dead at
the scene.
According to an article in the
Richmond Register, reports at the
scene indicated Moses was talking
on her cell phone when she was
struck by Baker's car.
Baker was injured in the crash,
the Register reported.
A service was held for Moses in
Cincinnati on Dec. 23 and she was
buried in New Jersey on the fol-
lowing day.
A memorial is tentatively sched-
uled for Jan. 23 at UF Hillel.
Alpha Epsilon Phi, the sorority
which Moses belonged to, is plan-
ning the event.
A Facebook group created after
she died had 748 members as of
Monday night.
Andrea Simon, her roommate at
Campus Lodge and sister in Alpha
Epsilon Phi, said she was always
laughing.
"Her reaction to everything was
pretty much just laughing," she


said. "Even when she was upset or
like nervous."
She was very adventurous and
always the life of the party, Simon
said.
"She was always the first person
on the dance floor," Simon said.
Every Wednesday they would
try to go out to Gator City because
it was ladies' night, Simon said.
Gator City was her favorite bar.
One time they went with a
friend who was pretty shy and
turning 21 that night.
By the end of the night, Moses
had coaxed the girl onto the top of
the bar where the both of them be-
gan dancing, Simon said.
"I think they got kicked off after
a while," Simon said with a laugh.
Another night at Gator City,
earlier in the semester, she met a
guy named Michael Jellis.
Jellis, who was an exchange
student from Australia, wrote in
a Facebook message that he was
standing at his favorite spot, next
to the cigarette machine, when
he saw Michelle and asked his
American friend to talk to her
while pretending to be Australian.
He asked his friend to tell her
that he wanted to talk to her.
Jellis and Moses eventually be-
gan dating and fell in love.
Jellis, who was on his second
exchange trip to UF, wrote that his
favorite bar was also Gator City.
When asked why he came back
to UF a second time, Jellis said he
was thinking about it before the
accident and decided it must have
been fate that brought him back.
"I came back thinking I was
coming for cheap beers and to
watch football, but it just seemed
like all those things brought me
back to Gainesville to be in that
spot at that time so that Michelle
and I would meet," he wrote.
He said Moses was thinking
about going to Australia with him
and even talked about teaching ab-
originals there.
She was fond of Australia, he


Photo provided.
Michelle Moses, right, poses with her friend Stephanie Kaplan in an undated photograph. Moses died in


a car accident on Dec. 20.
said, partly because her father was
also Australian.
He said some of his favorite
memories of her were when she
would help him study for his law
school exams.
"I was stressed and cramming
hard and Michelle knew this,"
he wrote, "but we also wanted to
spend every minute together that
we could (because I) had to go
home soon."
"So to make me actually study
Michelle would come to the law li-
brary with me and sit there and do
all this extra work that she prob-
ably (didn't) need to do (because)
she would ace her exams regard-
less."
He wrote they were often the
last two people to leave the library,
but she never complained or tried
to distract him.
The last time they talked was
while he was waiting for his plane
back to Australia on the day that
Moses died. They talked for two
hours, he said.
They talked about visiting
South Africa, Dubai and the Greek
islands.


They also made a deal, he wrote,
that they would get two dogs, and
if he washed them, she would do
everything else.
The last thing they said was that
they loved each other, Jellis wrote.
Tim and Beth King, who lived
next door to Moses' family in
Mason for five years, said she
would often baby sit their boys,
Charles, 9, and Sam, 5. They liked
her so much that when they found
out she would be babysitting they
would spend all day asking when
she was coming.
Last spring, Tim said, when the
family was deciding what to do for
spring break, their son Sam imme-
diately said "Hey, we could go to
Florida to see Michelle."
"And he was totally serious,"
chimed Beth.
Leigh Flanders, who met her
when they both pledged Alpha
Epsilon Phi during their sopho-
more year, said Michelle loved
shopping and Moe's Southwest
Grill.
Flanders said she loved her job
at the Sunglass Hut because it put
her so close to the shopping. Her


favorite stores were White House
Black Market and Bebe.
She said they would go to Moe's
after every football game.
She said Michelle also liked
to volunteer and was excited
about doing an alternative spring
break this year with Habitat for
Humanity.
Last spring she went to New
Orleans with Habitat and helped
rebuild houses destroyed by
Hurricane Katrina, Flanders said.
Flanders said she talked to her
on the phone a few hours before
she died, while she was driving
home.
A few friends said they were
comforted by the fact that she
seemed so happy around the time
she died.
Flanders said a big part of it
was her love for her boyfriend
Michael.
"I have been with her through
numerous boys," she said, "but
the way she was when she spoke
about Michael, it even took me by
surprise," she said.
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UF ACADEMICS

Study shows UF athletes have widest SAT


By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator contributing Writer


A study released during win-
ter break pointed to a gap in SAT
scoring between college football
and basketball players compared
with their classmates' average, a
trend that extended to UF's own
football team.
Of the 54 public universities in
the study published in The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution, the biggest
gap between football players and
their classmates occurred at UF.
UF football players scored an
average of 346 points lower on the
SAT than the rest of the student


body.
The national average showed
football players scoring 220 points
lower and basketball players
about seven points below their
score.
UF spokesman Steve Orlando
said that athletes are not given
special consideration when appli-
cations are reviewed.
The UF admission's board is
made up of faculty and admis-
sions officials, who review appli-
cations using a holistic approach.
This means that SAT scores are
not the only factor.
Instead, they choose appli-
cants they believe will be able to


graduate at the end of four years,
Orlando said.
"There are no athletic officials
on the board," he said.
Orlando also pointed out that
UF athletes have the second high-
est graduation rate in the SEC with
87 percent. Vanderbilt University
came in first with 94 percent.
Although he was unable to
give an answer as to why UF had
the largest gap among athletes
and their classmates he said that
the study has discrepancies.
"It's an isolated factor of one
subsection of the entire student
body," he said.
With UF's recent budget cut


of $47 million, it is eliminating
430 faculty positions as well as
reducing enrollment by 1,000 stu-
dents each year over the next four
years.
"I understand that extracurric-
ular activities are important," said
UF sophomore Christine Mudie.
"But I don't think its fair that
I had to work so hard to get my
SAT score up to par just because
I'm not on the football team."
Mudie said she would be inter-
ested in seeing the SAT scores of
other athletic teams such as soft-
ball and tennis.
Vanessa Rangel, a member of
the UF women's soccer team, said


score gap
that colleges shouldn't be con-
cerned only with academics.
"Of course you want athletes
to be well-rounded," Rangel said.
"But when you're recruiting
athletes, SAT scores aren't the
thing you look for. You want to be
the No. 1 team in the nation."
Student athletes aren't the only
students who feel this way.
"UF wouldn't be nearly as
prestigious if we didn't have the
athletics we have,"
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Improved secondary ready to take on Oklahoma


By MIKE McCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
mmccall@alligator.org

As UF defensive backs Major Wright, Joe Haden and
Ahmad Black left the Gators' team hotel on Saturday morn-
ing, safeties coach Chuck Heater stopped them.
The trio was about to head out for a press conference to be
peppered with questions about slowing down Oklahoma's
vaunted offense in Thursday's BCS National Championship
Game, but Heater wanted to give his players something else
to think about first.
"[Heater] said, 'What are y'all about to do? Last year
everybody was making fun of y'all,'" Haden said. "That's
what happens in a year."
Indeed, the Gators' 2007 secondary was a joke, but what
the unit has accomplished this season is no laughing mat-
ter. Just a year removed from being the weakest link of a
disappointing 9-4 squad, UF's cornerbacks and safeties have
provided key stops and even touchdowns this season, a per-


formance that warrants a large chunk of credit for a team
rebounding to play on college football's biggest stage.
The Gators have tied a school record with 24 interceptions
and set another by returning five of those picks for touch-
downs. They've also allowed 84 less passing yards per game
and surrendered nine fewer passing scores. Those numbers
would have been unimaginable a year ago after UF's last
bowl game, but before the Gators' secondary could blossom
into a playmaking unit, it had to hit rock bottom.

Carved Up
UF entered last season's Capital One Bowl as a big fa-
vorite against Michigan, as the Wolverines' defense was
supposed to be easy prey for Heisman Trophy winner Tim
Tebow and the Gators' offense.
But it was Michigan quarterback Chad Henne and
Michigan's offense that had their way. Henne passed for 373
yards and three touchdowns and the Wolverines piled up
524 total yards in their 41-35 win.
Henne's output, along with Kentucky quarterback Andre


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quarter of the Gators' 31-20 SEC Championship Game win against Alabama in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.


Woodson's 415 yards earlier that season, rank as the worst
secondary performances in four years under coach Urban
Meyer, who said he found it hard to imagine his pass de-
fense would improve much at the time.
"I was very disturbed, like most people, when I watched
that game," Meyer said of the Michigan loss.
The game was the last straw for UF's defensive backs,
who were tired of being labeled as the team's Achilles' heel.
"That was one of the turning points," said Wright, a St.
Thomas Aquinas High graduate. "The (defensive backs), we
sucked that game. We took that as we can't have another
season like that."
Wright said the players had one-on-one meetings with
coaches to evaluate their play, their potential and how they
could best serve the team, but before the secondary could
get into X's and O's, it needed an attitude change.

Bouncing Back
Black, who leads the team with six interceptions and two
touchdowns, said secondary members have had contests
throughout the season to see who can make the most inter-
ceptions in practice.
It sounds like an ordinary idea, but competitions like that
were nowhere to be found in 2007.
"This year, it's more fun," Black said. "We're winning
ballgames. Last year, it was like, 'Just get through practice,
whatever.'"
That mindset was a big problem for the young second-
ary, which featured three first-year starters, but this season's
group along with freshman starter Janoris Jenkins has
jelled by putting in extra time.
"To tell you the truth, last year I felt like our secondary
was out there playing just to play," Wright said. "We never
communicated much. This year we're out there communi-
cating, we know the play before it even starts, we watch a lot
of film, and we do a lot of stuff we didn't do last year."

The Final Test
Haden, Jenkins, Wright and Black could remain as a
starting group for two more seasons, leaving a possibility
for the group to become one of the best ever in Gainesville,
but they'll have a chance to cement a legacy this week, when
they face one of the most dynamic offenses in college foot-
ball history.
Oklahoma has put up an NCAA-record 702 points this
season and is riding a five-game streak of scoring 60 points
or more.
Quarterback Sam Bradford, who topped UF's Tebow for
the Heisman Trophy, has engineered those totals, tossing 48
touchdowns with just six interceptions, and he poses by far
the toughest challenge the Gators' secondary has faced this
season.
But there's a new-found swagger in Florida's defensive
backfield. The Gators' defensive backs aren't fazed by the
Sooners' gaudy statistics.
In fact, there is no one else they would rather face.
"This is what we wanted," Haden said. "We wanted it
this way all season."


SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

Gators to face Sooners in battle between conferences


By MIKE McCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
mmccall@alligator.org

MIAMI It's time to pull back
the curtain.
Thursday's BCS National
Championship Game between
No. 1 UF and No. 2 Oklahoma will
finally settle the argument over
which conference is the best in col-
lege football.
For the first time in several years,
the Southeastern Conference's rep-
utation as the best league has come
into question, while the Sooners
and Big 12 mates Texas and Texas
Tech put up astronomical statistics
and spent the better part of the sea-


son ranked in the nation's top 10.
But just as the Gators cement-
ed their conference's supremacy
by thrashing Ohio State for the
2006 national title, they can keep
the SEC's legacy intact by stop-
ping Oklahoma quarterback Sam
Bradford and claiming a third-
straight championship for the
SEC.
"We feel like the SEC is the con-
ference under the NFL," linebacker
Brandon Spikes said. "It's the NFL
and the SEC, and we don't really
pay attention to too many other
conferences because we feel like
the athletes there are kind of dif-
ferent from the SEC. I don't want


to say anything out of the way, so I
can't really tell you how I person-
ally feel about the other conferenc-
es, but I'll just say it's the NFL and
then the SEC.
"There's a
gap, by far, and
then it's every-
body else."
That gap has
narrowed this
season, as the
Big 12 had five of
Spikes the nation's top
10 scoring offenses and four teams
ranked in the top 15 of the final
Associated Press poll, the most of
any conference.


Critics say those numbers are
skewed because of weak defenses,
while critics of the SEC attribute the
success of UF and No. 4 Alabama
to feeding off of slumping teams
while the conference goes through
a down year.
"They say we don't play any de-
fense in the Big 12, so this is going
to be our chance to prove it," said
Sooners defensive back Dominique
Franks, who added that it's unfair
to attack Big 12 defenses without
facing a Big 12 offense first.
"If you look at it, the three best
quarterbacks in the country came
from the Big 12, the three best re-
ceivers came from the Big 12, and


the best three tight ends came from
the Big 12," he said. "So, we've
played some great offenses, and a
lot of people don't understand that
other conferences don't have what
we faced."
While the players acknowledge
the national title game will prove
which conference is the best, most
say the subject will be totally out of
mind when they step on the field.
"Big 12 versus SEC really
doesn't mean a lot," UF receiver
Louis Murphy said. "It's just go-
ing to be Florida-Oklahoma. As
you can see, Ole Miss beat Texas
Tech, and that was just those two
teams."





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By KATIE EMMETS
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A Gainesville man was ar-
rested at a downtown club af-
ter police found crack cocaine
and two loaded handguns.
While on foot patrol,
Gainesville police spotted two
men loitering by a black Jeep
Cherokee in the parking lot
of Club Decadence at 12 S.W.
Second St.
After seeing police walk-
ing toward them, the two men
quickly shut the doors and
walked into the club, the GPD
arrest report stated.
In the center console, there
was a clear plastic cup in plain
view containing what ap-
peared to be bags of crack co-
caine, the report stated.
One of the men was arrest-
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Watts, 22, while the other dis-
appeared into the crowd and


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ber revolver and a black 9mm
Taurus semiautomatic hand-
gun from the garbage can next
to where the men were stand-
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When asked if they could
search the SUV, Watts told the
officers that the vehicle was
his girlfriend's and told them
the drugs were put there by
the other man.
According to the report,
Police found about 8.7 grams
of crack and 11 bags contain-
ing about 6.5 grams of pow-
dered cocaine.
GPD has an idea of who
this man is but he has not been
charged yet, said GPD spokes-
woman Summer Hallett.
Watts was arrested and
charged with three felonies
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UF sets up mobile DMV office in Reitz Union


* MOBILE UNIT TO PROVIDE
SHORTER WAIT TIMES.

By TATIANA GONZALEZ
Alligator Contributing Writer

You could drive to the DMV
and wait countless hours in a long
line to get your license renewed.
Or you could stop by the ground
floor of the Welcome Center at
the Reitz Union.
The Florida Department of


Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicles has partnered with UF
to bring the Florida Licensing On
Wheels program, a mobile DMV
office that runs all over the state
of Florida.
"We're very proud of this
program," said Ann Nucatola,
spokeswoman for the program.
"We bring our services to you."
The FLOW program kicked
off Monday at 10 a.m. with very
short lines, to the delight of cus-
tomers like Shaina McGehe, a UF


senior who started off at the local
DMV.
"There were like 50 people in
front of me in line," said McGehe,
who renewed her license at the
Welcome Center lo-
On cation in less than 15
Campus minutes. "I almost
didn't come here.
I'm so glad I did."
Guillermo Valle, a finance ju-
nior, also opted out of the three-
hour wait at the local DMV.
"I live across the street from


the DMV, but this is more conve-
nient," he said.
Along with license renewal,
students and staff can get dupli-
cates for lost or stolen licenses
and update their names and ad-
dresses, while out-of-state stu-
dents can get a Florida ID card
and register their emergency con-
tact information.
"That way we can instanta-
neously get contacts in the case
of an emergency without having
to look through out-of-state re-


cords," Nucatola said.
Deepikaa Subramaniam, a
graduate student from India,
came upon FLOW by accident on
her first day at UF and took ad-
vantage of the opportunity to get
a Florida ID card.
"The service was good and he
guided me through everything,
so it was easy," Subramaniam
said.
FLOW will be at the Reitz
Union from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to-
day through Jan. 9.


UF STUDENT GOVERNMENT


UF endowment down, budget cuts will increase


By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Writer
tstewart@alligator.org

Though UF officials previously
said they didn't expect mid-year
budget cuts, they are now preparing
to take another hit this month from
the Florida Legislature.
Lawmakers began their 12-day
special session Monday to find a
way to plug a $2.3 billion budget
shortfall, and it looks like UF will not
be spared, President Bernie Machen
said during December's Faculty
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Since it isn't dear yet how much
the Legislature will cut from UF's
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much money it will have to borrow,
spokeswoman Janine Sikes said.
The money will probably
come from auxiliary units like the
Department of Housing or the
University Athletic Association,
which don't operate with state fund-
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money because
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a budget reduc-
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of the academic
year.
"We have
50,000 students
Machen registered, they're
going to show
up," he said. "All our faculty are on
contracts."
Machen also told faculty at the


meeting that UF's endowment,
which is a pool of private donations
and matching state funds that is in-
vested, is down by about 17.5 per-
cent as of the end of November.
That means UF's endowment
has taken a $220 million hit, putting
its total value at just over $1 billion
as of November.
Machen said UF usually brings
in about $220 million a year through
the endowment.
He said the numbers are disap-
pointing but added that other uni-
versities have had it worse.
Yale University's endowment is
down about 25 percent and Harvard


University's is down about 22 per-
cent, for example.
Machen also mentioned that
none of UF's funds were directly
involved in the $50 billion Bernard
Madoff scandal.
However, he said, "We have a
number of significant donors who
were impacted heavily by that Ponzi
scheme, so we're not unaffected by
it."
Chris Brazda, spokesman for
the UF Foundation, which oversees
investments to UF, said as far as he
knows, no donations to UF have
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UF defense gears up for Oklahoma's no-huddle attack


* PRACTICE SQUAD HAS BEEN IMI-
TATING THE SOONERS' OFFENSE.
By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
bsteele@alligator.org

MIAMI The Gators' scout offense sure
must be tired.
For the past week, UF's third string has
been running Oklahoma's no-huddle offense
in preparation for Thursday's BCS National
Championship Game, and that doesn't leave
you much time to catch your breath.
While the Gators have faced some of
the nation's elite speed in the Southeastern
Conference on offense and defense they
are at least reprieved by having opponents
rely mostly on slower, dink-and-dunk, run-
heavy offenses.
Now, however, Brandon Spikes and the
gang better keep their helmets on, because
even when they get a quick break on the
sideline, there's no time for rest against the
Sooners.
"We haven't played a team that's as fast-
paced as them," free safety Major Wright said.
"They get on the ball, they're ready to go. Get
on the ball, they're ready to go."
That shows in their numbers. Heisman-
winning quarterback Sam Bradford has at-
tempted 442 passes this year (174 more than
Tebow) and the Sooners have run the ball 560
times for a total of 1036 offensive plays this


year. By comparison, the Gators have only run
800 plays.
"You just got to hold your count and watch
the ball," comerback Joe Haden said. "Ever
since the Alabama game, we've just been pre-
paring for no-huddle ball."
The no-huddle offense also makes it dif-
ficult for UF's defensive line, which has been
depleted by injuries and, as defensive line
coach Dan McCamey put it, has only Jaye
Howard and Torrey Davis as backups on the
interior line.
For the big guys who get fatigued the fast-
est, that's a difficult situation.
"Ball goes out of bounds, clock stops," said
McCamey, who likes to substitute players in
and out of the game frequently. "Take a tim-
eout, you can substitute. Other than that, you
got to be real careful (substituting)."
It's hard to deny the Sooners' talent with
two 1,000-yard rushers (DeMarco Murray,
who will miss the game, and Chris Brown)
and six receivers with at least 27 catches.
The Gators are going to do their best to
make them look as talented as The Citadel,
though.
"We've got speed on the defensive line that
I don't think they've seen before," linebacker
Ryan Stamper said. "I just think that we'll
match up well with them."
If UF does slow down Oklahoma's offense,
which averages 54 points per game, it could
be a very good day for the Gators. As Spikes
said, it's all about UF's defense stepping up,


because the offense should do its job just fine.
"They're kind of a step slower," Spikes said
of Big 12 Conference defenses. "It seems like


the more athletic players are mostly on offense
in the Big 12. It'll be different for them when
they see the speed on our defense."


Courtesy to the Alligator
UF linebacker Brandon Spikes fights off a block against Vanderbilt during the Gators'
win in Nashville, Tenn., on Nov. 8, 2008.


OKLAHOMA FOOTBALL

Franks' comments provide UF bulletin-board material


By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
bsteele@alligator.org

FORT LAUDERDALE -
Brandon Spikes has stressed all
week long that being in South
Florida is a "business trip."
Luckily for Spikes, he did get a
slight reprieve with a great joke
on Sunday.
The joke was courtesy of
Oklahoma sophomore cornerback
Dominique Franks, calling Tim
Tebow the nation's fourth best
quarterback. Except Franks was
serious.
"The three best quarterbacks
in the country came from the


Big 12," said Franks, referring to
Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy and
Graham Harrell. "The three best
receivers came from the Big 12.
The three best tight ends came
from the Big 12. ... Other confer-
ences don't have what we face."
Franks is one of the few who
isn't laughing now. Not to men-
tion UF junior Percy Harvin might
have something to say about the
Big 12 having the three best re-
ceivers.
"That's just crazy to say some-
thing like that," Spikes said. "I
laughed. I thought it was a joke.
You serious? We kind of laughed
it off. When you say smart stuff
or try to be funny about Tim, he's


just going to make you pay."
It wouldn't be the first time
Tebow has made an opponent
pay for their remarks. When for-
mer Florida State linebacker Geno
Hayes talked
about stopping
Tebow, the then-
sophomore had
one of his best
games of the
season in a 45-12
thrashing of the
Spikes Seminoles.
Still, Franks
stood by his words when asked to
explain his opinion.
"Yup (Tebow is the fourth
best)," Franks said. "I think our


quarterbacks are better. Just the
way they conduct themselves and
how they play on the field. Playing
against those guys, it's a lot hard-
er to prepare for those guys than
it is for Tebow. ... It makes it easier
to know that he's more of a run-
ning style quarterback. He can
beat you running, but with him
running you've got your lineback-
ers and your safeties coming up.
It makes it easier for you to know
what type of player a guy really is
versus just coming out and play-
ing a passing quarterback every
week."
While all other Oklahoma play-
ers are staying politically correct
and showing Tebow respect, they


are confident they can slow down
UF's pit bull quarterback.
"He is a big guy, but we've got
big guys too," sophomore defen-
sive tackle Gerald McCoy said.
"He's a great player, but I think
we'll be able to handle him."
When asked about the com-
ments, Tebow said he would use
them as motivation, but wouldn't
comment much more than that.
Neither did UF coach Urban
Meyer.
"If (Franks) really feels that
way, every man has his own opin-
ion," Meyer said.
But this man is going to be fac-
ing a highly motivated Tebow on
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22, ALLIGATOR l TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009


UF puts routines on display


By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Writer
If the Meet the Team event is a prelude
for the rest of the season for the gymnas-
tics team, then UF fans can look forward to
the opportunity for more than one national
championship.
The gymnastics team took to the Ted Crom
Gymnastics Studio inside the O'Connell
Center Sunday to treat fans to a glimpse of
the upcoming season.
The event consisted of floor, uneven bar
and balance beam routines.
Fans were also allowed to ask UF coach
Rhonda Faehn questions they had about the
sport.
"It went really well," said gymnast
Amanda Castillo. "It was great to start off
the season with having a bunch of fans come
and support us. It looks like they're excited,
so of course it gets us excited."
Fans weren't the only ones who may have
learned something Sunday.
"It was a little sneak preview for what
the freshmen can expect at the real competi-
tion," Castillo added.
She said the Meet the Team event was
lower-key than the real thing.
"In competitions, it's a lot more rowdy, a


lot more fans, a lot more exciting," she said.
Freshman gymnast Elizabeth Mahlich
said the event helped, because it gave her a
sense of what the atmosphere would be like
Friday when UF hosts Oklahoma to open the
season.
Lone senior Corey Hartung said the cor-
dial event was useful as that last stepping
stone before the season.
"Starting out the year, it's good to get
used to things by having our little compe-
titions in the gym, to get
used to pressure situations
before we go out in the are-
na," Hartung said. "I guess
Gymnastics it does (help) in the begin-
ning of the year just to get
back into things."
Faehn echoed the same sentiment.
"We try and do situations that put the
athletes in pressure situations or different
situations so that they can be prepared for
anything," she said. "We got to see some
routines that may not make the lineup, but
it's giving those athletes an opportunity to
get out there under pressure and to see how
they do perform."
"It may not be full routines at times, but
it certainly makes them nervous, which is
great," Faehn said.


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TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009


County fire ban may affect celebrations


Ban prohibits fireworks, flares, bonfires


By HUNTER SIZEMORE
Alligator Contributing Writer

Students hoping to party out-
doors after Thursday's champion-
ship game shouldn't ward off the
coming cold front with a bonfire.


A recent county ban prohib-
its outdoor fires, including the
use of fireworks, sparklers and
flares, according to a press release
on the Alachua County Web site.
Agricultural burning is an excep-
tion.


Outdoor grilling is not prohib-
ited by the ban, but the press release
urges the public to watch for stray
sparks or embers.
The ban won't end until
Gainesville gets a good bit of rain,
said Carol Davis, public informa-


tion officer for the Alachua County
Department of Public Safety.
There is a 50 percent chance of
rain on Wednesday
Local morning.
News Violating the ban
is a second-degree
misdemeanor punishable by a fine
up to $500 and up to 60 days in jail.
Police made two arrests in


Gainesville on New Year's Eve for
fireworks violations and gave one
citation for illegal burning.
A city ordinance states that it is
illegal to start a fire within about 150
feet of a building.
"You can't swing a cat without
hitting a building in Gainesville,"
said Summer Hallett, Gainesville
Police Department spokeswoman.


STUDENT LIFE


UF pushes studies


over BCS title game


UF's administrators are setting
stricter expectations for classroom
attendance as the football team
plays its second national champi-
onship game in two years.
When UF played Ohio State for
the BCS National Championship
on the first day of classes in
January 2007, Bernie Machen
asked professors to make it easier
for students to make up missed
work and even extended the
drop/add deadline four days.
This year, with UF playing
Oklahoma State for the national
championship on Thursday, UF
is doing neither.
"The thinking may have
evolved a bit since Arizona," said
UF Provost Joe Glover.
Glover sent a memo to ad-
ministrators in December that
said UF will not cancel classes or
otherwise modify its academic
schedule because of the game.
"Students should really be


here doing their work, it's the
first week of classes," he said.
"They're here for an education."
"Students should really be
here doing their work, it's
the first week of classes.
They're here for an educa-
tion."
Bernie Machen
UF president

He said most students
wouldn't be attending the game
anyway, and UF doesn't want to
encourage students to travel to
Miami just to "partake in the am-
biance of the game."
"They can enjoy the game on
TV between 8 and 11:30 at night
and be in class the next day," he
said.
THOMAS STEWART


Charities see rising requests for aid, fewer donations


By KATHRYN WATSON
Alligator Contributing Writer

This holiday season brought a catch-22
to local charities: fewer donations and more
requests for aid.
Many charities saw an increase in requests
for food, shelter and clothing from families
and the working poor, said Kent Vann, ex-


ecutive director of St. Francis House. and toothbrushes.
"Our mission is to serve the hungry, and Fire of God Ministries, a church-based or-
we are seeing a noticeable increase in people ganization helping the homeless, saw an ap-
who are just hungry, not necessarily home- proximate 30-percent increase in requests for
less," Vann said. aid, said Marcia Conwell, church secretary.
Meals requested at St. Francis House rose "It wasn't just the homeless. It was the
from approximately 130 per day to 230, Vann working class, the working poor," Conwell
said. The organization received more than said.
10,000 requests for services such as showers Increased need amplified the struggle for


Fire of God Ministries and St. Francis House,
both of which faced decreased donations
through November.
In December, holiday meals proved to be
a great rallying point for St. Francis House,
but the sunken economy resulted in fewer
donations than previous years, Vann said.

SEE CHARITIES, PAGE 13


UF student
Michelle Moses
died in a car
crash during the
break. Her soror-
ity is planninga
memorial in her
honor.
See page 9.


Ohio man arrested in shooting death
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) A man was arrested in the shooting
death of a woman whose 4-year son was abducted and left un-
harmed at a highway rest area, authorities said Monday.
Charlie W. Myers, 22, was taken into custody on an aggravated
murder warrant in the slaying of Jennifer Nelson, the Montgomery
County sheriff said Monday.
Nelson, 29, was found dead Friday in her Dayton home after
struggling with her attacker, said Sheriff Phil Plummer. Two com-
puters were missing from the home, one of which has since been re-
covered, Plummer said, adding that robbery is among the possible
motives under investigation.


UF wide
receiver David
Nelson (right)
and the Gators
arrived in Miami
this week after a
monthlong wait.
For more, see
page 29.


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ON CAMPUS

UF bookstores offer 20 percent off selected items


By BRIDGET HIGGINBOTHAM
Alligator Contributing Writer

Select merchandise will be 20 per-
cent off at the University of Florida
Bookstores today thanks to a contin-
ued effort by Student Government.
Last fall, SG partnered with UF's Business
Services Division to bring students the
discount. The 6.25 percent discount on
textbooks saved students approximately
$45,000.
Although students are likely to see SG-
initiated discounts in the future, last fall's
textbookdealwillnotbe repeatedsaidLynne
Vaughan, director of the UF Bookstores.


"It was a one-time deal," Vaughan
said. "It would be nice. I know ev-
eryone enjoyed it, but the margin's
not there. We'd be selling at a loss."
Also excluded from the deal are electronics,
computer software and batteries. Today's
discount applies only to supplies such as
paper, binders, writing instruments, scrubs
and residence hall essentials.
"Anything that helps students save a
little bit of money on supplies they need
for class, I think, is a great thing," said
Kevin Reilly, Student Body President.
In order to qualify for the discount,
the purchases must be made in-store
today between 7:30 a.m. and 9 p.m.


"Anything that helps students
save a little bit of money on sup-
plies they need for class, I think,
is a great thing."
Kevin Reilly
Student Body President

Students can use the discount and
purchase their items with deferment.
Vaughan hopes the one-day deal
will increase goodwill with the stu-
dents, and she hopes it will keep stu-
dents from shopping elsewhere.
"The University of Florida is a big pie,
and all of the businesses across the street


want a slice of that pie, and I want my
slice to be the biggest," Vaughan said.
In addition to the Reitz Union location, the
bookstores in the medical and veterinarian
schools are also participating today. The
law school location will offer the same dis-
count on Friday.
UF freshman Jenelle Demers said she
was pleased to hear of the discount but
thought the event should have been better
publicized.
"They should do textbooks every se-
mester and supplies in the fall," Demers
said, adding she already has school sup-
plies. "Any discount is fine with me. I'm
sure someone needs it."


LOCAL

Marine charged


with molestation


By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Writer
Kemmets@alligator.org

A man in the United States
military visiting Gainesville on
leave was arrested after being
accused of molesting a 12-year-
old girl early Saturday morn-
ing.
When driving home, neigh-
bors told Gainesville Police
Department Sgt. Dan Stout that
there were several minors in
the house at 8401 N.W. 13th St.
Stout arrived at 3 a.m. at the
house where U.S. Marine Felipe
Garibay, 27, was found inside
with five neighborhood girls
under 17 years old, said GPD
spokeswoman Officer Summer
Hallett.
Although all five of the girls
told him they didn't want to
drink, Garibay mixed each of
them vodka and cranberry juice
and persuaded them to drink it,
a GPD arrest report stated.
According to the report, one
of the 12-year-old girls sat on


Garibay's lap.
The four other girls wit-
nessed him grabbing and
touching her inappropriately
under her clothing, the report
stated.
When police arrived, she
appeared disoriented and was
taken to the hospital for treat-
ment.
The remaining four un-
derage girls were treated by
Emergency Medical Services,
the report stated.
GPD usually sees underage
drinking cases with minors
between the ages of 18 and 19,
Hallett said.
"You don't see a 27-year-
old try to get girls between
the ages of 11 and 16 liquored
up," Hallett said. "I don't think
the military will be too happy
about this."
Garibay was charged with
lewd or lascivious molestation
of a person under 16 years of
age, four counts of contributing
to delinquency of a child and
five counts of child abuse.


Booking It
Students walk into the Florida Book Store Monday evening to beat the rush to buy books. The
book store will be open extended hours through Jan. 18.


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Letter to the Editor
Ticket office failed to please fans
I have been a football season ticket
holder since 1997. In 2003, Inot only kept
up my Gator Booster status but I also
upgraded to Champions Club at a time
when the program was struggling to sell
these seats due to a decline in the team's
performance. In 2006, I had no trouble
getting either SEC Championship or BCS
Championship game tickets.
It was therefore inconceivable to me
how I could not qualify this year, after
contributing more money and having
more years of Gator Booster member-
ship. When I was finally able to get
through to a live person from the ticket
office, the nice young man explained to
me that contribution levels had increased
significantly over the past two years. He


admitted, however, that most of the en-
tities contributing significant funds in
recent years were corporations such as
Publix Super Markets, not individuals.
This tells me that the University of
Florida and Gator Boosters do not value
loyalty. This is not what I was taught at
UF as a student, and I certainly hope that
these are not the values our coaches are
imparting upon our student athletes.
Further, I feel the ticket office did an
especially poor job anticipating the call
volume in this situation. The week after
the Vanderbilt game, I was unable to get
through on the toll-free number, and ev-
ery time I called the toll number, there
was at least a 20-minute wait. In these
difficult economic times, it looks to me
like UF missed a golden opportunity


to give back to the local economy here.
It should come as no surprise that I did
not even bother calling the week after the
SEC Championship game.
In conclusion, I urge you to keep in
mind that it is already a stretch for most
of us loyal Gator fans to afford the con-
tinually increasing minimum contribu-
tion amounts to keep our season ticket
seats. To now effectively tell us, especially
given current economic conditions in our
country, that "it's just not enough" to get
us SEC Championship game and bowl
tickets so we can celebrate the team's
prosperity after seeing our beloved
Gators through the lean times is simply
not good business.
Dean Millard
UF alumnus


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TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, 31


Mullen calls plays for UF, shots for Mississippi State


Former coordinator divides time between old, new teams


By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org

MIAMI Dan Mullen has two
phones these days.
Two BlackBerrys to be exact.
One in each front pants pocket.
The models vary only slightly,
but he answers them very differ-
ently.
With one, he is Dan Mullen,
UF's outgoing offensive coordi-
nator, in his last days on the job,
with one national championship
game left to coach.
On the other he is Dan Mullen,
newly-minted Mississippi State
head coach, coordinating staff
hires and fighting for recruits.
"I know which one's which,"
Mullen laughed. "They have dif-
ferent rings."
But if both were to ring at the
same time, he knows which he
will answer:
The Mississippi State Bulldogs
are his No. 1 priority now.

Bound for Starkville
Life became a whirlwind for
Mullen as he immediately de-
parted for Starkville after accept-
ing his first head-coaching job on
Dec. 11.
It was perfect timing for the
fourth-year UF assistant. After


the 2007 season, he sat down with
Urban Meyer and talked about
wanting to become a head coach,
but he felt he needed one more
season.
His 2008 UF offense became a
perfect advertisement.
TheGators led the Southeastern
Conference in scoring, total of-
fense, rushing yards and pass ef-
ficiency.
After securing an SEC title in
Atlanta, Mullen felt ready to go.
Mississippi State approached
him, and a match was made.
"I felt like I had the foun-
dation now to become a head
coach," Mullen said. "I was for-
tunate enough to get the oppor-
tunity right as soon as I started
looking."
Why Mississippi State?
Mullen felt he saw potential
there. He liked the vision of ath-
letic director Greg Byrne and saw
most of Mississippi's top recruits
were going to be Bulldogs.
And according to Mullen,
there are more NFL players per
capita than any other state.
As excited as he was for his
next job, one thing was always
certain -- Mullen wanted to coach
UF in Miami.


So on Christmas Eve, he re-
turned to Gainesville.

One Last Encore
When quarterback Tim Tebow
puts on a headset Thursday, he
will hear the same sound he has
the last two seasons Mullen's
voice.
That's the way Mullen and
Meyer wanted it to avoid any
problems with a national cham-

"For me, the feeling right
now we're playing in the
national championship
game. That's an unbeliev-
able experience. And as
soon as it ends, I get to go
on a plane and be a head
coach for the first time."

Dan Mullen
UF offensive coordinator


pionship at stake.
So while offensive line coach
Steve Addazzio has taken over
the "official" offensive coordi-
nator title, Mullen will continue
to do the play calling against
Oklahoma.


The double duty has led to
more than a few late nights.
Mullen decided to fully com-
mit to wherever he was at the
time.
While in Starkville, he was
Mississippi State head coach by
day and UF offensive coordina-
tor by night until falling asleep.
When in Gainesville, the roles re-
versed.
Mullen hopes his role in
Thursday's game might help re-
cruiting for the Bulldogs.
His hope is that high school
players will take note of the
way the Gators spread the ball
and gain interest in going to
Mississippi State.
But the real deal-breaker was
the relationship he's developed
with the Gators, most especially
Tebow.
"This is an opportunity for
these kids once in a lifetime
opportunity to play in a national
championship," Mullen said.
"I want to make sure that I'm
doing everything I can to make
sure these players have a posi-
tive experience and a great mem-
ory they can tell their grandkids
about."


Saying Goodbye
It will be a tough farewell for
Mullen, who has worked along-
side his UF colleagues for a long
time. He's known Addazzio for
10 years, Meyer for nine and Billy
Gonzales and John Hevesy for
seven.
Several players, including the
gabby Pouncey twins, have given
him playful grief, and Tebow said
it will be bittersweet to see him
go.
"I'm happy that he's leaving
because he's got a great opportu-
nity," Tebow said. "But also we're
going to miss him here."
The Gators will not have to
wait long to see Mullen's prog-
ress UF plays at Starkville on
Oct. 24.
But there's plenty of time
to worry about that. For now,
Mullen is just taking it all in,
pushing through each long day,
knowing it's all worth it.
"That's what keeps you going
- that adrenaline rush," Mullen
said.
"For me, the feeling right now
- we're playing in the national
championship game. That's an
unbelievable experience. And as
soon as it ends, I get to go on a
plane and be a head coach for the
first time."


Calathes raises teammates' play


By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

If the Gators have learned one thing this season,
it's that when the chips are down, Nick Calathes
antes up.
The sophomore scored 32 points in Saturday's
come-from-behind win against North Carolina
State, 24 in the second half, and delivered the last
12 of the game for UF.
In many ways, the Gators have looked somewhat
lost this season a young team trying to find con-
sistency across the floor.
What they have found, however, is their go-to
guy.
And when UF (12-2) takes the court against
Longwood tonight at 7 p.m. in the O'Connell
Center, Calathes will look to lead his team to one
more confidence-boosting win before the start of
Southeastern Conference play.
"In order to be a leader, you have to first figure
out how to handle adversity and then you have to
be able to fight through it and bring your team with
you," Donovan said. "I think that when we we're
down against NC State, Nick provided some great
emotion and some great energy for our team. He's
shown some great strides and growth these last
three weeks."
Whether he's the one pulling the trigger on the
final shot like he did against the Wolfpack or creat-
ing one for a teammate, Calathes is the man running
the show.
When Walter Hodge drained a last-second
three to beat Washington earlier this season, it was
Calathes who drove down the lane, drawing a dou-
ble-team before kicking it out to the open senior.
"The sign of any good player is when a guy can
take other people with him," Donovan said.
Calathes has routinely drawn praise from op-


posing coaches this season, but none was more im-
pressed than NC State's Sidney Lowe.
Lowe, a former point guard himself, led the
Wolfpack to a national title as a player in 1983.
"When you have a smart player like that that
can pass and also get to the basket with his size, be-
cause he can look over the defense it's tough (to
match up)," Lowe said.
At least on the court, Calathes has become the
general of a team that in many ways is still yet to be
battle-tested.
S If the Gators hope to avoid
another trip to the NIT and
make it back to the NCAA
Tournament this season, they
Men's will need their star to shine on
Basketball the big stage.
Bask bal Something Donovan said
Calathes wasn't entirely pre-
pared to do as a freshman.
"I think there are some things that he has found
out about himself that he didn't really know were
inside of him," Donovan said.
Calathes leads the Gators in scoring this season
(17 points per game) and assists (seven per game).
Injury Update:
Sophomore Adam Allen had surgery to repair an
injury to the patella tendon in his left knee Dec. 30.
The injury was originally diagnosed as
a strained MCL, but as the pain persist-
ed, it became clear it was more severe than
the UF medical staff originally thought.
"I would say that he is probably done for
the year," Donovan said. "He has another
four weeks (of recovery) after (the surgery)."
Allen has not played all season because of the
injury and will likely take a medical redshirt.
The sophomore averaged 4 points per game as
freshman.


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UF guard Nick Calathes drives to the inside on Florida A&M forward
Lamar Twitty during the Gators' 73-58 win against the Rattlers.




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a the independent florida Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc of We Inform. You Decide. 0 ,F a e eFlorda TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009 County fire ban may affect celebrations Ban prohibits fireworks, flares, bonfires By HUNTER SIZEMORE Alligator Contributing Writer Students hoping to party outdoors after Thursday's championship game shouldn't ward off the coming cold front with a bonfire. A recent county ban prohibits outdoor fires, including the use of fireworks, sparklers and flares, according to a press release on the Alachua County Web site. Agricultural burning is an exception. Outdoor grilling is not prohibited by the ban, but the press release urges the public to watch for stray sparks or embers. The ban won't end until Gainesville gets a good bit of rain, said Carol Davis, public information officer for the Alachua County Department of Public Safety. There is a 50 percent chance of rain on Wednesday Local morning. 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January 2007, Bernie Machen They're here for an educaasked professors to make it easier tion." for students to make up missed work and even extended the Bernie Machen drop/add deadline four days. UF president This year, with UF playing Oklahoma State for the national championship on Thursday, UF is doing neither. "The thinking may have evolved a bit since Arizona," said UF Provost Joe Glover. Glover sent a memo to administrators in December that said UF will not cancel classes or otherwise modify its academic schedule because of the game. "Students should really be He said most students wouldn't be attending the game anyway, and UF doesn't want to encourage students to travel to Miami just to "partake in the ambiance of the game." 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2, ALLIGATOR I TUESDAY, JANUARY 6,2009 News Today WHAT'S HAPPENING UF Drop/Add Period Ends Monday, Jan. 12 Students have until Monday at 11:59 p.m.to make schedule adjustments. Like What You See? If you have an event to post here, e-mail it to kbjornsen@ alligator.org and put "What's Happening" in the subject. LOCAL Vandals shatter windows of parked cars Gainesville police officers responded to a Northeast Gainesville neighborhood Sunday morning after receiving several calls from residents reporting their cars damaged. According to a GPD release, Police were able to determine that between 2:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. unknown subjects vandalized the vehicles in a neighborhood north of Northeast 16th Avenue near Northeast 15th Street. In each case, the vehicles were either parked on the street or in a driveway, the release stated. People who vandalize neighborhoods usually target those with a lot of cars on the road, said GPD spokeswoman Summer Hallett. 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TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, 5 ON CAMPUS UF bookstores offer 20 percent off selected items By BRIDGET HIGGINBOTHAM Alligator Contributing Writer Select merchandise will be 20 percent off at the University of Florida Bookstores today thanks to a continued effort by Student Government. Last fall, SG partnered with UF's Business Services Division to bring students the discount. The 6.25 percent discount on textbooks saved students approximately $45,000. Although students are likely to see SGinitiated discounts in the future, last fall's textbookdealwillnotbe repeatedsaidLynne Vaughan, director of the UF Bookstores. "It was a one-time deal," Vaughan said. "It would be nice. I know everyone enjoyed it, but the margin's not there. We'd be selling at a loss." Also excluded from the deal are electronics, computer software and batteries. Today's discount applies only to supplies such as paper, binders, writing instruments, scrubs and residence hall essentials. "Anything that helps students save a little bit of money on supplies they need for class, I think, is a great thing," said Kevin Reilly, Student Body President. In order to qualify for the discount, the purchases must be made in-store today between 7:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. "Anything that helps students save a little bit of money on supplies they need for class, I think, is a great th ing." Kevin Reilly Student Body President Students can use the discount and purchase their items with deferment. Vaughan hopes the one-day deal will increase goodwill with the students, and she hopes it will keep students from shopping elsewhere. "The University of Florida is a big pie, and all of the businesses across the street want a slice of that pie, and I want my slice to be the biggest," Vaughan said. In addition to the Reitz Union location, the bookstores in the medical and veterinarian schools are also participating today. The law school location will offer the same discount on Friday UF freshman Jenelle Demers said she was pleased to hear of the discount but thought the event should have been better publicized. "They should do textbooks every semester and supplies in the fall," Demers said, adding she already has school supplies. "Any discount is fine with me. I'm sure someone needs it." LOCAL Marine charged with molestation By KATIE EMMETS Alligator Writer Kemmets@a Iigator org A man in the United States military visiting Gainesville on leave was arrested after being accused of molesting a 12-yearold girl early Saturday morning. When driving home, neighbors told Gainesville Police Department Sgt. Dan Stout that there were several minors in the house at 8401 N.W. 13th St. Stout arrived at 3 a.m. at the house where U.S. Marine Felipe Garibay, 27, was found inside with five neighborhood girls under 17 years old, said GPD spokeswoman Officer Summer Hallett. Although all five of the girls told him they didn't want to drink, Garibay mixed each of them vodka and cranberry juice and persuaded them to drink it, a GPD arrest report stated. According to the report, one of the 12-year-old girls sat on Garibay's lap. The four other girls witnessed him grabbing and touching her inappropriately under her clothing, the report stated. When police arrived, she appeared disoriented and was taken to the hospital for treatment. The remaining four underage girls were treated by Emergency Medical Services, the report stated GPD usually sees underage drinking cases with minors between the ages of 18 and 19, Hallett said. "You don't see a 27-yearold try to get girls between the ages of 11 and 16 liquored up," Hallett said. "I don't think the military will be too happy about this." Garibay was charged with lewd or lascivious molestation of a person under 16 years of age, four counts of contributing to delinquency of a child and five counts of child abuse. Stephen C. O'Connell Center NOW HIRING "*Concerts"* **Sporting Events* Applications accepted on an on-going basis r Fill the hole in n l L your resume with great leadership experience. Positions available for ushers/changeover, security and technical. Great opportunity to work with other students as well as a chance to learn new skills. applications avaiable online at: www.oconnellcenter.ufL.edu/employment THE PLANT SHOPPE -Plants *Flowers/ .Gifts 303 NW 8th Avenue 352-371-6249 theplantshoppe-com 0p ESWI th;4 e a b 'k X%2:N lu Booking It Students walk into the Florida Book Store Monday evening to beat the rush to buy books. The book store will be open extended hours through Jan. 18.

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6, ALLIGATOR E TUESDAY, JANUARY 6,2009 No Mercy Post-BCS hangovers don't matter to Machen pparently reaching the pinnacle of the college football world doesn't mean much to UF President Bernie Machen, who seems to think championships are as commonplace as players like Oklahoma's outspoken Dominique Franks. As Thursday's BCS National Championship Game looms, the Editorial Board advises you not to make the trip down to Miami -unless of course you don't mind suffering the consequences in the classroom. Past years have seen a kinder and more sympathetic Bernie advising professors not to punish students for missing class the day after the game as they travel home or recover from celebrating on University Avenue. With excellence becoming synonymous with UF athletics, Machen has refused to extend a grace of sorts to students as current plans for Friday call for business as usual on campus. We as students can't help the fact that UF happens to start its spring semester earlier than many other schools -heck, our opponents don't go back to class until Jan. 20. The Editorial Board isn't expecting a major shift in the academic calendar -just a mutual understanding that we might not be in class on Friday. Is it too much to ask for the opportunity to enjoy in the success of our team without having to worry about the academic repercussions? Sharing in the success of the UF football team should unite the administration, staff and students -not cause a divide. We are talking about the first Friday of the first week of school, hardly the week before finals. It's never too late for a new year's resolution, Bernie. Chomp out fires r e Editorial Board understands that college students will be, well, college students come Thursday evening. Two days from now you will diligently trade in your notebooks for Natural Light, and laptop for lemon drops. Unless you go to U, how often does your football team make the championship game, anyway? While we'd all like to be in Miami to see the game in person, staying local is easily the second best option. From beer pong to ice luges, Gainesville (sorry Norman) will prove to be a mecca of partying, debauchery and if things unfold as we expect celebration as the Gators take home the BCS championship. We realize everyone celebrates in their own unique manner. Many students will descend upon University Avenue for peaceful rioting, while others will gleefully buy rounds of shots for complete strangers at Gator's Dockside. The Editorial Board asks that you pay careful attention to Gainesville's laws and refrain from relishing the victory by starting a bonfire. Don't end your night early by getting arrested for having a 12-foot-flame burning in your backyard. Even worse, we would hate to see you make a poor decision and ruin everyone's fun by spending the evening in the hospital. Run around campus proclaiming your love for Tim Tebow or ascend upon Florida Field and pretend you are Louis Murphy catching the game-winning touchdown. You still have a hankering for fire? Tune in Thursday to see Percy Harvin bum corners and Will Demps smoke safeties -a bonfire for Oklahoma's BCS chances. a the independent florida alligator Nicole Safker Dan Seco EDITOR OPINIONS EDITOR Kristin Bjornsen MANAGING EDITOR The Alligator encourages comments from readers Letters to the editor should not exceed 150 words (about one etter-sized page) They mustbe typed, double-spaced and must include the author's name, classification and phone number Names wiii be withheld if the writer shows just cause We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, styie and iibei Send letters to ietters@aiiigatororg, bring them to 1105 W University Aye or send them to P0 Box 14257, GainesviIle, FL 32604-2257Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome Questions? Call 376-4458 Opinions ALLIGATOR www.aI"igator.org/opinions The Administration is passing down a strict "No Mercy" policy on students missing class due to the National Championship. There will be NO EXCUSES for missing class this week because of the game. Your job is to be here. You can enjoy the game and still class. h. a S What if we have someplace really important to be? N S! EXCEPTIONS! Economic woes shouldn't dictate faith The culmination of a brutal year for every aspect of the Western economic paradigm birthed a dismal Christmas retail season. The blind faith in overheated consumerism that fuels the economic engine of the world exploded over the last year -and even 8-pound, 6-ounce baby Jesus could not steer us clear of fiscal ruin. Faith is necessarily blind -the belief in something that is not directly available requires a certain amount of devotion and conviction, whether one anchors their faith to an unseen organizing force or an untenable return on investments. Our prophets of profit, now exposed as charlatans and shysters, were promoted by an unquestioning media as combination shaman/celebrities for the past two decades. The real American idols were not carrying any tunes but rather toting briefcases and practicing slash-and-bum farming on fiscal regulations. Once the regulatory landscape was suitably barren, a cult of personality grew up around investors who brought back big returns. None more so than Bernie Madoff, who descended from Mt. Nasdaq with two mystical Blackberries and built what the Wall Street Journal called "the atomic bomb for Jewish charities." In Western Europe, religious voices have begun a wideranging dialogue on finance and faith. The Financial Times, a British newspaper focusing on economic issues, has been chronicling the growing chorus of Christian voices opposed to our deregulated hyper-capitalism. In Germany, Bishop Wolfgang Huber accused Josef Ackermann and Deutsche Bank of "a form of idolatry" by establishing the shaky goal of pretax returns on equity of 25 percent. Quite clear is Huber's assertion that money has become a god of our cratered and uncertain fiscal landscape. An article in the same paper only a few days before quoted Rowan Williams, the Archbishop Tommy Maple of Canterbury, as he forcefully inserted himself into the British discourse on this most urgent crisis of faith. Williams told the BBC that the sorry state of world economies represented "sort of a reality check" and "a reminder that what I think some people have called fairy gold is just that -that sooner or later you have to ask:'What are we making or what are we assembling or accumulating wealth for?' Assembling meaning from life is a far more difficult proposition than accumulating wealth, as any Joe McMansion can attest to. More than 20 years ago, Pope Benedict XVI wrote about the potential demise of our economic system due to hollowed-out ethical tenets and our lust for the paper over the papal. The Pope foretold of wholesale and systemic economic collapse when the ethical concerns for community and family took a backseat to pure profit motives. This opinion has become increasingly valuable as deregulation squeezes out more and more of the flailing middle class. Certainly, our modem societies cannot reasonably cleave faith and money -but newspapers all over our country are chronicling how the economic crisis is coercing the masses into church pews. With this shove from reality, the country is now dependent upon the pontificating voices of easy-creditcompatible American evangelism to sing a new tune. The need for change is certainly far from a hidden conclusion -you know it was a bad year for our false American idols when there are more stampede deaths in one morning at Wal-Mart than over the five days of Hajj. Tommy Maple is a journalism graduate student. His column appears on Tuesdays. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator. Today's question: Were you planning on having a bonfire to celebrate the BCS National Championship Game? Monday's question: No question ran Monday. Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 7 so A00' 0 i!' I I A* q I E "Copyrighted Materia I %o remon tOeSyndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" Letter to the Editor Ticket office failed to please fans I have been a football season ticket holder since 1997. In 2003,1 not only kept up my Gator Booster status but I also upgraded to Champions Club at a time when the program was struggling to sell these seats due to a decline in the team's performance. In 2006, I had no trouble getting either SEC Championship or BCS Championship game tickets. It was therefore inconceivable to me how I could not qualify this year, after contributing more money and having more years of Gator Booster membership. When I was finally able to get through to a live person from the ticket office, the nice young man explained to me that contribution levels had increased significantly over the past two years. He admitted, however, that most of the entities contributing significant funds in recent years were corporations such as Publix Super Markets, not individuals. This tells me that the University of Florida and Gator Boosters do not value loyalty. This is not what I was taught at UF as a student, and I certainly hope that these are not the values our coaches are imparting upon our student athletes. Further, I feel the ticket office did an especially poor job anticipating the call volume in this situation. The week after the Vanderbilt game, I was unable to get through on the toll-free number, and every time I called the toll number, there was at least a 20-minute wait. In these difficult economic times, it looks to me like UF missed a golden opportunity to give back to the local economy here. It should come as no surprise that I did not even bother calling the week after the SEC Championship game. In conclusion, I urge you to keep in mind that it is already a stretch for most of us loyal Gator fans to afford the continually increasing minimum contribution amounts to keep our season ticket seats. To now effectively tell us, especially given current economic conditions in our country, that "it's just not enough" to get us SEC Championship game and bowl tickets so we can celebrate the team's prosperity after seeing our beloved Gators through the lean times is simply not good business. Dean Millard UF alumnus I I

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8, ALLIGATOR M TUESDAY, JANUARY 6,2009 so,' AJ ON ant 1( be EALI STI' or a professor, teacher, doctor, nurse, lawyer, author, ludge artist, business person, producer, mem ber of congress, enatreprener, gnumber 01 successtu members of societya \Iit Thousands of Alligator alumni have gone on to work in these fields and more. Most of them credit the largest share of their success to their experiences, what they learned and the friends they made at the Alligator. the independent florida alligator Please join us at our offices for an open house with refreshments You'll get to know our editors, see your future work space and learn more of what you can do and what you can gain by working at the Alligator. Interviews will be held on-site, so please bring your resume, clips and portfolio if you have one. The Alligator is located at 1105 W. University Ave, two blocks east of UF campus, directly across the street from the Bank of America. 44 fill o I 1 0 t

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 9 Student dies in car crash; friends plan memorial By THOMAS STEWART Alligator Writer UF student Michelle Moses, 21, a fourth-year elementary education major, died while driving home to Mason, OH, a suburb of Cincinnati, over winter break. On Dec. 20, while traveling north on 1-75 near Richmond, KY, Moses lost control of her car just before 9 p.m. and struck the concrete divider between the northbound and southbound lanes, according to Trooper 1st Class Chris Lanham, a spokesman for the Kentucky State Police. After getting out of her red 2007 Mazda 3, Moses was struck by a black 1996 Ford Mustang driven by Melvin A. Baker, 53. Baker was apparently switching lanes, Lanham said. The impact sent Moses over the divider and into oncoming traffic, where she was struck by up to three vehicles, including a tractor trailer, Lanham said. She was pronounced dead at the scene. According to an article in the Richmond Register, reports at the scene indicated Moses was talking on her cell phone when she was struck by Baker's car. Baker was injured in the crash, the Register reported. A service was held for Moses in Cincinnati on Dec. 23 and she was buried in New Jersey on the following day. A memorial is tentatively scheduled for Jan. 23 at UF Hillel. Alpha Epsilon Phi, the sorority which Moses belonged to, is planning the event. A Facebook group created after she died had 748 members as of Monday night. Andrea Simon, her roommate at Campus Lodge and sister in Alpha Epsilon Phi, said she was always laughing. "Her reaction to everything was pretty much just laughing," she said. "Even when she was upset or like nervous." She was very adventurous and always the life of the party, Simon said. "She was always the first person on the dance floor," Simon said. Every Wednesday they would try to go out to Gator City because it was ladies'night, Simon said. Gator City was her favorite bar. One time they went with a friend who was pretty shy and turning 21 that night. By the end of the night, Moses had coaxed the girl onto the top of the bar where the both of them began dancing, Simon said. "I think they got kicked off after a while," Simon said with a laugh. Another night at Gator City, earlier in the semester, she met a guy named Michael Jellis. Jellis, who was an exchange student from Australia, wrote in a Facebook message that he was standing at his favorite spot, next to the cigarette machine, when he saw Michelle and asked his American friend to talk to her while pretending to be Australian. He asked his friend to tell her that he wanted to talk to her. Jellis and Moses eventually began dating and fell in love. Jellis, who was on his second exchange trip to UF, wrote that his favorite bar was also Gator City. When asked why he came back to UF a second time, Jellis said he was thinking about it before the accident and decided it must have been fate that brought him back. "I came back thinking I was coming for cheap beers and to watch football, but it just seemed like all those things brought me back to Gainesville to be in that spot at that time so that Michelle and I would meet," he wrote. He said Moses was thinking about going to Australia with him and even talked about teaching aboriginals there. She was fond of Australia, he Inoto provide. Michelle Moses, right, poses with her friend Stephanie Kaplan in an undated photograph. Moses died in a car accident on Dec. 20. said, partly because her father was also Australian. He said some of his favorite memories of her were when she would help him study for his law school exams. "I was stressed and cramming hard and Michelle knew this," he wrote, "but we also wanted to spend every minute together that we could (because I) had to go home soon." "So to make me actually study Michelle would come to the law library with me and sit there and do all this extra work that she probably (didn't) need to do (because) she would ace her exams regardless." He wrote they were often the last two people to leave the library, but she never complained or tried to distract him. The last time they talked was while he was waiting for his plane back to Australia on the day that Moses died. They talked for two hours, he said. They talked about visiting South Africa, Dubai and the Greek islands. They also made a deal, he wrote, that they would get two dogs, and if he washed them, she would do everything else. The last thing they said was that they loved each other, Jellis wrote. Tim and Beth King, who lived next door to Moses' family in Mason for five years, said she would often baby sit their boys, Charles, 9, and Sam, 5. They liked her so much that when they found out she would be babysitting they would spend all day asking when she was coming. Last spring, Tim said, when the family was deciding what to do for spring break, their son Sam immediately said "Hey, we could go to Florida to see Michelle." "And he was totally serious," chimed Beth. Leigh Flanders, who met her when they both pledged Alpha Epsilon Phi during their sophomore year, said Michelle loved shopping and Moe's Southwest Grill. Flanders said she loved her job at the Sunglass Hut because it put her so close to the shopping. Her -t 352.338.7467 favorite stores were White House Black Market and Bebe. She said they would go to Moe's after every football game. She said Michelle also liked to volunteer and was excited about doing an alternative spring break this year with Habitat for Humanity. Last spring she went to New Orleans with Habitat and helped rebuild houses destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, Flanders said. Flanders said she talked to her on the phone a few hours before she died, while she was driving home. A few friends said they were comforted by the fact that she seemed so happy around the time she died. Flanders said a big part of it was her love for her boyfriend Michael. "I have been with her through numerous boys," she said, "but the way she was when she spoke about Michael, it even took me by surprise," she said. "I've never seen her that happy." biOS Od mOPe REPAIRS, CUSTOM, SERVICE L 5 2133 NW 6th ST. 373-657 www.bikesandmoregainesville.com $2MR n)OWNTPOUA, Regular Price 15 W. University Ave. (352) 373-4841 www.DTBarbershop.com 352-271-1171 -2032 NW 6th St. feconsignment.com

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10, ALLIGATOR 0 TUESDAY, JANUARY 6,2009 Obrn. predicts economic revtaihzagtion packalge "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" d11 AP Photo/Gulfstream Park Gemswick Park, with John Velazquez, in yellow cap, captures the Old Hat Stakes horse race at Gulfstream Park on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Elusive Heat, background, was second with Edgar Prado up, and Frolic's Dream (2) was third with Jermaine Bridgmohan. (AP Photo) Man arrested in downtown club By KATIE EMMETS Alligator Writer kemmets@alligator org A Gainesville man was arrested at a downtown club after police found crack cocaine and two loaded handguns. While on foot patrol, Gainesville police spotted two men loitering by a black Jeep Cherokee in the parking lot of Club Decadence at 12 S.W. Second St. After seeing police walking toward them, the two men quickly shut the doors and walked into the club, the GPD arrest report stated. In the center console, there was a clear plastic cup in plain view containing what appeared to be bags of crack cocaine, the report stated. One of the men was arrested and identified as Michael Watts, 22, while the other disappeared into the crowd and was not found, according to the report. Officials located a .38-caliber revolver and a black 9mm Taurus semiautomatic handgun from the garbage can next to where the men were standing. Both were fully loaded, the report stated. When asked if they could search the SUV, Watts told the officers that the vehicle was his girlfriend's and told them the drugs were put there by the other man. According to the report, Police found about 8.7 grams of crack and 11 bags containing about 6.5 grams of powdered cocaine. GPD has an idea of who this man is but he has not been charged yet, said GPD spokeswoman Summer Hallett. Watts was arrested and charged with three felonies including possession of drugs with intent to sell. Florida Basketbal alligator SUNTRUST / b h kLL thDLL ffldibiDA Finally! .A prc o iwi it~h sic'r ejCft.;1 -I. ..-d : 11 jc no ..r .1 I I. 1 1 C. 5 11, 5. 11 .-I: ., .A I, I II .1 m I. I.-I IP .1 1 1: .V I J :.1 11 1.4 1% jh .11 1 -7 ', 0 I o.olA I% I

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Alligator offices get an upgrade By THOMAS STEWART Alligator Writer tstewart@alligator org After a period of uncertainty and low morale last semester that witnessed The Independent Florida Alligator without an applicant for the editor-in-chief position for perhaps the first time in 40 years, the paper is back on its feet. At a meeting in December, the paper's board of directors chose a new editor, Nicole Safker, a UF journalism senior. Safker, who was the only applicant for the top spot, is the first person to become editor from the paper's photo department since 1987, according to Alligator records provided by General Manager Tricia Carey. "I couldn't be more excited. It's not as dark and dreary as it was a few months ago." Nicole Safker Alligator Editor-in-Chief In addition to finding an editor, the paper will also be implementing changes to address some of the problems voiced by staffers in meetings late last year. The paper recently got new equipment, including flat-screen computer monitors and a new computer for the photo department, according to Safker. The Alligator will increase communication with its board of directors and has seen an outpouring of support from faculty in UF's College of Journalism and Alligator alumni, Safker said. The paper will also try to increase its focus on multimedia journalism this semester to better prepare its staff for future jobs, Safker said. "I couldn't be more excited," she said. "It's not as dark and dreary as it was a few months ago." UF announced Monday that Larry Arrington will be the interim senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources while UF searches for a permanent replacement for Jimmy Cheek, who was named chancellor of the University of Tennessee in October. Arrington, who has been dean of UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences since 2003, will start Monday. The national search for Cheek's permanent successor has not started yet, according to a memo sent from President Bernie Machen to faculty Monday. In his new position, Arrington will oversee IFAS, which has a budget of more than $300 million. With the largest budget of all of UF's colleges and administrative units, IFAS also received the largest budget cut, $9.5 million, in the 2008-2009 budget, according to Alligator archives. Arrington said budget issues will be the most challenging aspect of his new job. He also said he looks forward to making changes to IFAS to make its programs more relevant to the current job market for students. -THOMAS STEWART $4.99 Daily Lunch speial 10% Discount fFr IF employeeH Mandng MiVghti Wedneada Frid"ay:r EMaturday921 X 2 OXfl L ,10 /jfLayg LU7JJ 2-4-1 Night F r thd a yCo B=eet the C ocjk fifCW d 61 FREE BEER II'~%~J UF ACADEMICS UF names new IFAS vice president Larry Arrington will replace Jimmy Cheek TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, 11 UF associate provost to leave UF announced a search Monday to replace Daniel Wubah, who has been UF's associate provost for undergraduate academic affairs since 2007. It was announced in December that Wubah was leaving to become vice president and dean for undergraduate education at Virginia Tech. His last day at UF will be Feb. 28. UF will look first for a replacement within its own ranks, said Provost Joe Glover. Glover said he hopes to find a replacement by March 1 to take over right after Wubah leaves. Wubah is one of a growing list of administrators who have decided to leave UF this academic year. Others who have left include UF Senior Vice President for Administration Kyle Cavanaugh, Dean of Students Gene Zdziarski and Dean of the College of Medicine Doug Barrett. Glover said administrators often leave in waves and this just happens to be one of those waves. He said it's nothing unusual and said he doesn't think it has anything to do with the current economic situation at UF. Wubah, who is also a professor of zoology, said he decided to leave for VT because he was looking for a school with more of a science background. His wife, Judith, who is an assistant professor of anatomy and cell biology at UF, will join him at VT, he said. -THOMAS STEWART A

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12, ALLIGATOR E TUESDAY, JANUARY 6,2009 St'te' Copyrighted'Mateial oje c h Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" UF ACADEMICS Study shows UF athletes have widest SAT score gap By CHELSEA KEENAN body. graduate at the end of four years, of $47 million, it is eliminating that colleges shouldn't be conAlligator contributing Writer The national average showed Orlando said. 430 faculty positions as well as cerned only with academics. A study released during winter break pointed to a gap in SAT scoring between college football and basketball players compared with their classmates' average, a trend that extended to UF's own football team. Of the 54 public universities in the study published in TheAtlanta Journal-Constitution, the biggest gap between football players and their classmates occurred at UF. UF football players scored an average of 346 points lower on the SAT than the rest of the student football players scoring 220 points lower and basketball players about seven points below their score. UF spokesman Steve Orlando said that athletes are not given special consideration when applications are reviewed. The UF admission's board is made up of faculty and admissions officials, who review applications using a holistic approach. This means that SAT scores are not the only factor. Instead, they choose applicants they believe will be able to "There are no athletic officials on the board," he said. Orlando also pointed out that UF athletes have the second highest graduation rate in the SEC with 87 percent. Vanderbilt University came in first with 94 percent. Although he was unable to give an answer as to why UF had the largest gap among athletes and their classmates he said that the study has discrepancies. "It's an isolated factor of one reducing enrollment by 1,000 students each year over the next four years. "I understand that extracurricular activities are important," said UF sophomore Christine Mudie. "But I don't think its fair that I had to work so hard to get my SAT score up to par just because I'm not on the football team." Mudie said she would be interested in seeing the SAT scores of other athletic teams such as softsubsection of the entire student ball and tennis. body," he said. Vanessa Rangel, a member of With UF's recent budget cut the UF women's soccer team, said "Of course you want athletes to be well-rounded," Rangel said. "But when you're recruiting athletes, SAT scores aren't the thing you look for. You want to be the No. 1 team in the nation." Student athletes aren't the only students who feel this way. "UF wouldn't be nearly as prestigious if we didn't have the athletics we have," UF sophomore Laura Milton said. "We wouldn't have the money and funding to do the research we do." If it is worth doing, Do It Reitz Sp-N. HA Mk-h-dry iI-ip. Exo Dae 215109 sunday 2p7p. It's that time of year again! Advertise in (_-0 9JReach Our Readers Planning for Valentine's DaykJ Publishes February 2, 2009 Deadline January 27, 2009 (352) 376-442 Ask About our 15% Pick-Up Discount for Heartlines Publishing February 13. 2009 alligator To Get Here. Start Here. Ga7 svIle Heal rh & Fimess-

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 6,2009 U ALLIGATOR, 13 fi >~ "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" Number of homeless children in Alachua County rose by 150 in the fall CHARITIES, from page 1 One organization saw a slight increase in donations this December because of a holiday fundraiser. "It was an interesting surprise," said Martha McInnes, director of Interfaith Hospitality Network. Families with children can receive aid from Interfaith Hospitality Network, a network of nine local churches that offers places to stay overnight. McInnes said that a lack of holiday jobs hurt people who were counting on the extra money in December, prompting some who don't normally request aid to look to local organizations for help. "Yes, we have kind of a tent city and the issues of people who are chronically homeless," Mclnnes said. "But now we have a lot of people who simply don't have enough money to pay their bills." Homelessness also affects Alachua County children. About 650 students in county schools are classified as homeless, said Courtney Allen, homeless education coordinator for Alachua County. The number of homeless students increased by about 150 last semester, she said. Calls for assistance start to come in before Thanksgiving and continue through the holiday season, Allen said. "They are looking for any kind of toy drive, any kind of assistance," she said of families in the program. "They don't get a traditional Christmas." The students are protected by the McKinney-Veto Act, which works to provide "They are looking for any kind of toy drive, any kind of assistance," she said of families in the program. "They don't get a traditional Christmas." Courtney Allen homeless education coordinator for Alachua County a seamless education to homeless students. Under the act, students are offered immediate enrollment, transportation to and from their schools and a nutrition program during school. Over holiday break, homeless children are without benefits such as the nutrition program, Allen said. Despite the current trend, many charitable organizations are hopeful that volunteer hours and donations will soon increase. One student group plans to answer the call. Kyle Robisch, president of Gator CHOMP, said members deliver food to St. Francis House Monday through Thursday each week, and they receive food donations from area restaurants such as Jimmy John's. Plans to increase the organization's reach include a competitive campus-wide clothing drive. ~? *~ I # -A t 1 0

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20, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, JANUARY 6,2009 UF defense gears up for Oklahoma's no-huddle attack PRACTICE SQUAD HAS BEEN IMITATING THE SOONERS' OFFENSE. By BRIAN STEELE Alligator Staff Writer bsteele@alligator org MIAMI -The Gators' scout offense sure must be tired. For the past week, UF's third string has been running Oklahoma's no-huddle offense in preparation for Thursday's BCS National Championship Game, and that doesn't leave you much time to catch your breath. While the Gators have faced some of the nation's elite speed in the Southeastern Conference -on offense and defense -they are at least reprieved by having opponents rely mostly on slower, dink-and-dunk, runheavy offenses. Now, however, Brandon Spikes and the gang better keep their helmets on, because even when they get a quick break on the sideline, there's no time for rest against the Sooners. "We haven't played a team that's as fastpaced as them," free safety Major Wright said. "They get on the ball, they're ready to go. Get on the ball, they're ready to go." That shows in their numbers. Heismanwinning quarterback Sam Bradford has attempted 442 passes this year (174 more than Tebow) and the Sooners have run the ball 560 times for a total of 1036 offensive plays this year. By comparison, the Gators have only run 800 plays. "You just got to hold your count and watch the ball," cornerback Joe Haden said. "Ever since the Alabama game, we've just been preparing for no-huddle ball." The no-huddle offense also makes it difficult for UF's defensive line, which has been depleted by injuries and, as defensive line coach Dan McCamey put it, has only Jaye Howard and Torrey Davis as backups on the interior line. For the big guys who get fatigued the fastest, that's a difficult situation. "Ball goes out of bounds, clock stops," said McCarney, who likes to substitute players in and out of the game frequently. "Take a timeout, you can substitute. Other than that, you got to be real careful (substituting)." It's hard to deny the Sooners' talent with two 1,000-yard rushers (DeMarco Murray, who will miss the game, and Chris Brown) and six receivers with at least 27 catches. The Gators are going to do their best to make them look as talented as The Citadel, though. "We've got speed on the defensive line that I don't think they've seen before," linebacker Ryan Stamper said. "I just think that we'll match up well with them." If UF does slow down Oklahoma's offense, which averages 54 points per game, it could be a very good day for the Gators. As Spikes said, it's all about UF's defense stepping up, because the offense should do its job just fine. "They're kind of a step slower," Spikes said of Big 12 Conference defenses. "It seems like the more athletic players are mostly on offense in the Big 12. It'll be different for them when they see the speed on our defense." Courtesy to the Alligator UF linebacker Brandon Spikes fights off a block against Vanderbilt during the Gators' win in Nashville, Tenn., on Nov. 8, 2008. OKLAHOMA FOOTBALL Franks' comments provide UF bulletin-board material By BRIAN STEELE Alligator Staff Writer bsteele@a Iligator org FORT LAUDERDALE Brandon Spikes has stressed all week long that being in South Florida is a "business trip." Luckily for Spikes, he did get a slight reprieve with a great joke on Sunday. The joke was courtesy of Oklahoma sophomore cornerback Dominique Franks, calling Tim Tebow the nation's fourth best quarterback. Except Franks was serious. "The three best quarterbacks in the country came from the Big 12," said Franks, referring to Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy and Graham Harrell. "The three best receivers came from the Big 12. The three best tight ends came from the Big 12. .Other conferences don't have what we face." Franks is one of the few who isn't laughing now. Not to mention UF junior Percy Harvin might have something to say about the Big 12 having the three best receivers. "That's just crazy to say something like that," Spikes said. "I laughed. I thought it was a joke. You serious? We kind of laughed it off. When you say smart stuff or try to be funny about Tim, he's just going to make you pay." It wouldn't be the first time Tebow has made an opponent pay for their remarks. When former Florida State linebacker Geno Hayes talked -about stopping Tebow, the thensophomore had one of his best games of the season in a 45-12 thrashing of the Spikes Seminoles. Still, Franks stood by his words when asked to explain his opinion. "Yup (Tebow is the fourth best)," Franks said. "I think our quarterbacks are better. Just the way they conduct themselves and how they play on the field. Playing against those guys, it's a lot harder to prepare for those guys than it is for Tebow. .It makes it easier to know that he's more of a running style quarterback. He can beat you running, but with him running you've got your linebackers and your safeties coming up. It makes it easier for you to know what type of player a guy really is versus just coming out and playing a passing quarterback every week." While all other Oklahoma players are staying politically correct and showing Tebow respect, they are confident they can slow down UF's pit bull quarterback. "He is a big guy, but we've got big guys too," sophomore defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said. "He's a great player, but I think we'll be able to handle him." When asked about the comments, Tebow said he would use them as motivation, but wouldn't comment much more than that. Neither did UF coach Urban Meyer. "If (Franks) really feels that way, every man has his own opinion," Meyer said. But this man is going to be facing a highly motivated Tebow on Thursday night. 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TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 21 UF streaks toward SEC schedule By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC Alligator Writer cyazbec@alligator org Not many saw this kind of start to the season coming, maybe not even the UF women's basketball team. Over the break, the Gators went 6-0, pushing their record to a schoolbest 14-1 and climbing to a No. 18 national ranking. UF has won 14 straight games, also a school record, highlighted by a 90-83 home victory over then-No. 16 Pittsburgh on Dec. 21. The Gators gathered wins against Coppin State 75-34 and Florida A&M 77-55 before setting up the showdown with the Panthers. UF rallied in the win against Pittsburgh after being down 70-62 with 9:24 remaining. Guard Sha Brooks led the way with 24 points, but it was guards Steffi Sorensen and Lonnika Thompson who proved to be the difference with their 3-point shooting. The juniors shot 9 of 14 from beyond the arc. Pittsburgh guard Shavonte Zellous shocked the Gators by scoring 42 points. She single-handedly kept the Panthers in the game, but in the end it was not enough to prevent the upset. "We've got a lot of fight," UF coach Amanda Butler said in her postgame radio interview after the win against Pittsburgh. "Being able to composure, I think Basketball maintain our that's going to be something that we can really draw a lot of confidence from." UF got a well-deserved eight-day rest for the holidays after that game and returned to action at home in the first round of the State Farm Classic against Vermont. The layoff might have had an impact on the team, but the end result was no different, as the Gators won 85-76. UF returned the next night in the final to face Miami University of Ohio and didn't have much trouble, winning 75-56 to claim the title. Senior forward Marshae Dotson collected the Most Valuable Player award after her first double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds. The Gators wrapped up nonconference play on Saturday night at Ohio. Up just 6 points at halftime, UF finished strong to post a 74-56 win and escape the cold weather. UF has padded its NCAA Tournament resume in the nonconference part of the season with quality wins against three ranked opponents, including at then-No. 22 Florida State, then-No. 21 Arizona State -a game played in the Bahamas -and Pittsburgh. Now, the Gators will turn their attention to Southeastern Conference play, and for Butler, it hasn't come soon enough. She summed up the wait with one word. "Finally," she said in her postgame radio interview Saturday. For a team that has set school records for consecutive wins (14) and is off to the best start in school history through 15 games, the season essentially starts over when SEC play begins Thursday night against Mississippi State. If the non-conference play is any indicator, however, don't expect this team to let up in the second half of the season. Mik__ _ _ I / Mike DiFerdinando /Alligator Staff Coppin State Final Score: UF 75, Coppin State 34 Key Player: Lonnika Thompson -13 points Florida A&M Final Score: UF 77, FAMU 55 Key Player: Sha Brooks -12 points, three assists Pittsburgh Final Score: UF 90, Pittsburgh 83 Key Player: Sha Brooks -24 points, eight rebounds Vermont Final Score: UF 85, Vermont 76 Key Player: Marshae Dotson -20 points, seven rebounds Miami (Ohio) Final Score: UF 75, Miami (Ohio) 56 Key Player: Marshae Dotson -12 points, 10 rebounds Ohio Final Score: UF 74, Ohio 56 Key Player: Jennifer Mossor -19 points, four rebounds UF MEN'S B ASKET BALL/SINCE YOU'VE BEENI3N WINTHROP: G EORGIA SO UTHERN: This one was over sometime between the player introductions and the opening tip. Walter Hodge may have had "DEFENSE" shaved into the side UF looked as good as it had all season with a 74-45 stomping of his head, but it was all about offense for the Gators against of Winthrop. At times this season, freshman Kenny Kadji has looked all the Eagles. The Gators took a 53-11 lead into half time of a game that but lost on the court. Against the Knights he found the talThree players scored in double figures as Florida beat Georgia was almost non-competitive. ent that brought him to Gainesville in the first place. Southern 88-81 at the O'Connell Center. The 11 points Winthrop scored tied the record for fewest UF allowed Georgia Southern to get to the foul line late and points allowed in a half by UF under coach Billy Donovan. Kadji scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds as failed to put the game out of reach in the second half. Freshman center Eloy Vargas, who had been sidelined by reUF (9-3) rolled to an 89-61 win against UCF (5-5). With 38 seconds to go in the game, the Eagles had cut the Gacovery from an ankle injury all season, saw the first action of tors' lead to three points. his career against the Eagles. "In high school you don't really have to do anything when Nick Calathes' 3-point basket with 5 seconds left rescued the "I'm sure he was uptight and he was 0 for 4 from the field," you're 6-foot-10. You just stand there and they're going Gators. Donovan said. "But he battled and banged, and it was just to pass you the ball and you score. But in college every"They played tougher than us tonight," said Calathes, who good for his first (game). I didn't really have high level of body is 6-10. Everybody is as big as you. I think that was scored 21 points. "We definitely died down in the second half." expectation on how he was gonna perform. I'm just happy that my problem the first nine games," Kadji said. "I talked to the game was such that we were able to throw him in there and Coach Billy Donovan about it and I realize that if we want give him at least a little bit of a look." to win and be as good as we can be, I need to be a part of the team. It's time for me to step up." STETSON: A mistake-riddled first half left UF only 9 points ahead of Stetson as they walked into the locker room at half time. When the Gators took the floor in the second, Nick Calathes put the bail in his hand and the team on his back. The sophomore scored 23 points as UF (1 1-2) pulled away to beat Stetson (5-5) 78-57 in the O'Connell Center. "I don't think we pushed the ball enough in the first half," Calathes said. Once they started to get tired, we started to score a lot of points. That was the difference." The Gators went on a 15-0 run to start the second half and had four players finish in double figures. NC STATE: The Gators were hungry to prove they could beat a big-time opponent. Against the Wolfpack, Nick Calathes fed his team's ambition. The sophomore scored a career-high 32 points as UF overcame a 10-point halftime deficit for a 68-66 victory against North Carolina State (9-3) at the O'Connell Center. Calathes scored 24 points in the second half and dominated down the stretch. With the Gators (12-2) down 66-65 and the clock slipping under 11 seconds, Calathes drove down the lane and made a floater over 6-foot-9 Wolfpack forward Ben McCauley. The basket would prove to be the winner, and Calathes would ice the game with a foul shot on the following possession. "We didn't let him get to the basket," N.C. State coach Sidney Lowe said. "But he made some tough shots over 6-8, 6-9 guys. There wasn't more you could do. He controlled the game." Calathes scored the final 12 points of the game for UF.

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22, ALLIGATOR 0 TUESDAY, JANUARY 6,2009 UF puts routines on display By EUGENIO TORRENS Alligator Writer If the Meet the Team event is a prelude for the rest of the season for the gymnastics team, then UF fans can look forward to the opportunity for more than one national championship. The gymnastics team took to the Ted Crom Gymnastics Studio inside the O'Connell Center Sunday to treat fans to a glimpse of the upcoming season. The event consisted of floor, uneven bar and balance beam routines. Fans were also allowed to ask UF coach Rhonda Faehn questions they had about the sport. "It went really well," said gymnast Amanda Castillo. "It was great to start off the season with having a bunch of fans come and support us. It looks like they're excited, so of course it gets us excited." Fans weren't the only ones who may have learned something Sunday. "It was a little sneak preview for what the freshmen can expect at the real competition," Castillo added. She said the Meet the Team event was lower-key than the real thing. "In competitions, it's a lot more rowdy, a lot more fans, a lot more exciting," she said. Freshman gymnast Elizabeth Mahlich said the event helped, because it gave her a sense of what the atmosphere would be like Friday when UF hosts Oklahoma to open the season. Lone senior Corey Hartung said the cordial event was useful as that last stepping stone before the season. "Starting out the year, it's good to get used to things by having our little competitions in the gym, to get used to pressure situations 41 before we go out in the arena," Hartung said. "I guess G s it does (help) in the beginning of the year just to get back into things." Faehn echoed the same sentiment. "We try and do situations that put the athletes in pressure situations or different situations so that they can be prepared for anything," she said. "We got to see some routines that may not make the lineup, but it's giving those athletes an opportunity to get out there under pressure and to see how they do perform." "It may not be full routines at times, but it certainly makes them nervous, which is great," Faehn said. Why do you need the University of Florida-sponsored student health insurance plan? EThe cost of one accident or illness could cause you to drop out of school unless you have health insurance. *You may have aged off your parents' plan at 18 or 23 years old. *Your parents' or spouse's plan may not cover you when you are traveling abroad, away from home or on vacation. Access to a nationwide network of health professionals Increased pharmacy benefits Health and wellness resources and discounts Enroll today at www.aetnastudenthealth.com. Click on "Students", then "Find your School", enter University of Florida, and select "Insurance Enrollment". To contact the local servicing agent for more information, call Scarborough Company Insurance in Gainesville at 352-377-2002. Enrollment by 2/4/09 will have an effective date of 1/6/09. This mateialis forinformation onlyandis not an offer or invitation to contract, Health insurance plans contain exclusions and limitations. I UNIVERSITY of UF FLORIDA Th, F .d--n f,, The G,-o Nati-n Corey Hartung and fellow Gators gymnasts prepared for the season in front of a crowd at the Meet the Team event in the O'Connell Center Sunday. race a 'Heart-Line' for your special someone in the Alligator'3 Valentine'3 Day special section Enter the "Heart-On Contest and WIN Valentine Gi{2ts!! Flowers I Chocoliates I Dinner V Theatre Tickets Flowers, chocolates & tickets immediately available. Dinner -date based on availability, mist call for reservations. PRAMGF'S Tel % W.1LPPODROME M eing Pot T i ILAT\ facies will vote on the Following: Funniest Most incere Y Longest I Mcshiest Best Poem Strangest V Jddges' Choice nea Six (6) prizes wiII be awarded by XX in-house judges. Deadline torsubmission is 4pm on Feb 6h. All I Ieart-Line messages placed t iII he autotnrically entered in the contest. Winners will be notified prior to Feb I3th. Winners will be announced in the Feb l3th edition. Positive ID required to collect winnings. Olicers, directors. employees & their tamtily members of the Alligator, or affiliates of the contest are not eligible to enter contest. You do not need to be present to win. Prized cannot he transferred. Gratuity and sales tax not included. Dinner certificate must be used by March 3 1 20019. No purchase necessary toa llig a t r enter. Cotact Classified Office lor details. neort __-kAetna I

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 23 Improved secondary ready to take on Oklahoma By MIKE McCALL Alligator Staff Writer mmccall@a Iligator org As UF defensive backs Major Wright, Joe Haden and Ahmad Black left the Gators' team hotel on Saturday morning, safeties coach Chuck Heater stopped them. The trio was about to head out for a press conference to be peppered with questions about slowing down Oklahoma's vaunted offense in Thursday's BCS National Championship Game, but Heater wanted to give his players something else to think about first. "[Heater] said, 'What are y'all about to do? Last year everybody was making fun of y'all,"' Haden said. "That's what happens in a year." Indeed, the Gators' 2007 secondary was a joke, but what the unit has accomplished this season is no laughing matter. Just a year removed from being the weakest link of a disappointing 9-4 squad, UF's cornerbacks and safeties have provided key stops and even touchdowns this season, a performance that warrants a large chunk of credit for a team rebounding to play on college football's biggest stage. The Gators have tied a school record with 24 interceptions and set another by returning five of those picks for touchdowns. They've also allowed 84 less passing yards per game and surrendered nine fewer passing scores. Those numbers would have been unimaginable a year ago after UF's last bowl game, but before the Gators' secondary could blossom into a playmaking unit, it had to hit rock bottom. Carved Up UF entered last season's Capital One Bowl as a big favorite against Michigan, as the Wolverines' defense was supposed to be easy prey for Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and the Gators' offense. But it was Michigan quarterback Chad Henne and Michigan's offense that had their way. Henne passed for 373 yards and three touchdowns and the Wolverines piled up 524 total yards in their 41-35 win. Henne's output, along with Kentucky quarterback Andre .....1 -. .. UF cornerback Joe Haden is taken down by Alabama players as he brings an interception down the field in the fourth quarter of the Gators' 31-20 SEC Championship Game win against Alabama in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Woodson's 415 yards earlier that season, rank as the worst secondary performances in four years under coach Urban Meyer, who said he found it hard to imagine his pass defense would improve much at the time. "I was very disturbed, like most people, when I watched that game," Meyer said of the Michigan loss. The game was the last straw for UF's defensive backs, who were tired of being labeled as the team's Achilles' heel. "That was one of the turning points," said Wright, a St. Thomas Aquinas High graduate. "The (defensive backs), we sucked that game. We took that as we can't have another season like that." Wright said the players had one-on-one meetings with coaches to evaluate their play, their potential and how they could best serve the team, but before the secondary could get into X's and O's, it needed an attitude change. Bouncing Back Black, who leads the team with six interceptions and two touchdowns, said secondary members have had contests throughout the season to see who can make the most interceptions in practice. It sounds like an ordinary idea, but competitions like that were nowhere to be found in 2007. "This year, it's more fun," Black said. "We're winning ballgames. Last year, it was like, 'Just get through practice, whatever."' That mindset was a big problem for the young secondary, which featured three first-year starters, but this season's group -along with freshman starter Janoris Jenkins -has jelled by putting in extra time. "To tell you the truth, last year I felt like our secondary was out there playing just to play," Wright said. "We never communicated much. This year we're out there communicating, we know the play before it even starts, we watch a lot of film, and we do a lot of stuff we didn't do last year." The Final Test Haden, Jenkins, Wright and Black could remain as a starting group for two more seasons, leaving a possibility for the group to become one of the best ever in Gainesville, but they'll have a chance to cement a legacy this week, when they face one of the most dynamic offenses in college football history. Oklahoma has put up an NCAA-record 702 points this season and is riding a five-game streak of scoring 60 points or more. Quarterback Sam Bradford, who topped UF's Tebow for the Heisman Trophy, has engineered those totals, tossing 48 touchdowns with just six interceptions, and he poses by far the toughest challenge the Gators' secondary has faced this season. But there's a new-found swagger in Florida's defensive backfield. The Gators' defensive backs aren't fazed by the Sooners' gaudy statistics. In fact, there is no one else they would rather face. "This is what we wanted," Haden said. "We wanted it this way all season." SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE Gators to face Sooners in battle between conferences By MIKE McCALL Alligator Staff Writer mmcca ll@a Iligator org MIAMI -It's time to pull back the curtain. Thursday's BCS National Championship Game between No. 1 UF and No. 2 Oklahoma will finally settle the argument over which conference is the best in college football. For the first time in several years, the Southeastern Conference's reputation as the best league has come into question, while the Sooners and Big 12 mates Texas and Texas Tech put up astronomical statistics and spent the better part of the season ranked in the nation's top 10. But just as the Gators cemented their conference's supremacy by thrashing Ohio State for the 2006 national title, they can keep the SEC's legacy intact by stopping Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford and claiming a thirdstraight championship for the SEC. "We feel like the SEC is the conference under the NFL," linebacker Brandon Spikes said. "It's the NFL and the SEC, and we don't really pay attention to too many other conferences because we feel like the athletes there are kind of different from the SEC. I don't want to say anything out of the way, so I can't really tell you how I personally feel about the other conferences, but I'll just say it's the NFL and then the SEC. "There's a gap, by far, and then it's everybody else." That gap has narrowed this season, as the Big 12 had five of Spikes the nation's top 10 scoring offenses and four teams ranked in the top 15 of the final Associated Press poll, the most of any conference. Critics say those numbers are skewed because of weak defenses, while critics of the SEC attribute the success of UF and No. 4 Alabama to feeding off of slumping teams while the conference goes through a down year. "They say we don't play any defense in the Big 12, so this is going to be our chance to prove it," said Sooners defensive back Dominique Franks, who added that it's unfair to attack Big 12 defenses without facing a Big 12 offense first. "If you look at it, the three best quarterbacks in the country came from the Big 12, the three best receivers came from the Big 12, and the best three tight ends came from the Big 12," he said. "So, we've played some great offenses, and a lot of people don't understand that other conferences don't have what we faced." While the players acknowledge the national title game will prove which conference is the best, most say the subject will be totally out of mind when they step on the field. "Big 12 versus SEC really doesn't mean a lot," UF receiver Louis Murphy said. "It's just going to be Florida-Oklahoma. As you can see, Ole Miss beat Texas Tech, and that was just those two teams."

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Furnished, Free Ethernet, Free Cable & Utilities, W/D, Events, Roommate Matching! 379-9300 4-22-72-1 0 Crossing $IGN AND GET CA$H BACK! $400 CA$H OR CREDIT PRICES START FROM $466 MOVE IN FEES ONLY $99 www.LexingtonCrossingUF.com CALL NOW! (352) 373-9009 4-22-72-1 WE HAVE YOUR ROOMMATES! Minutes from UF. 2/1 and 4/2 Condos available by the bedroom starting at only $375/mo. Includes furnished unit Cable with HBO,5 bus routes, Scooters and more! SHORT TERM OK**Call 352-377-6700. www.ucommonscondos.com 4-22-72-1 -:: 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 1-608-61-1 CasablancaWestcondonearUF&Shands;easy access;2 bdr/2.5bath;allfurnished/allinclusive; great for student/fam.; only $975/mo; 1st mo rent free. Leasing options available; ready to move in! Call Ed 305-972-6432 1-6-08-39-1 THE BEST SPRING SPECIALS All inclusive w/free roommate matching Move in for ONLY $99 4/4 @ $399 3/3 @ $429 2/2 @ $549 Lexington Crossing 373-9009 4-22-72-1 Windsor Park. 2BR/2BA Furnished Unit. New W/D. Clubhouse, fitness and business/ computer center. Cable/Internet incl. $525/ ea. room obo. 305-788-5681/Windsor515@ gmail.com. 2-4-08-38-1 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 1-6-08-9-1 FURNISHED 3BR/3BA #1117 Windsor Park Condos. 3705 SW 27th St. $550/mo.elec incl. Bus comes every 10 min. Vast amenities. For info: 386-597-1167 1-6-08-8-1 ***HIDDEN LAKE APARTMENTS* 2/2 LUXURYAPTS. $490/PER PERSON SPECIALS???HUNDREDS OF $$$$ CALL NOW TO FIND OUT HOW! 352-374-FUNN (3866) 4-22-72-1 FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED LARGE HOUSE 5BR/3BA, wood floors. 1 mile to UF, 1 block from Newberry Rd & Plaza Royal Shopping. 3806 SW 2nd Ave. $1600/mo Call 407-363-7198 or 407-234-1380 1-6-08-6-1 $299 A MONTH! Walk to UF! Campus Realty 352-692-3800 1-28-08-20-1 $555-1br/1ba in new 4/4 apartment for spring/summer. Cable, internet, utilities included. Individual lease. Walk in closet, own locks. Price negot. Avail Dec 16 (get dec free) call 321-604-0830 or email cartdavis@gmai.com 1-6-5-1 Roommate needed to share 3/2.5 Townhouse. Approx. 1.5 miles to UF and on 2 bus routes. $600/month utils.,cable, & internet included. Available 1/1/08. Call (772)6336687. 1-14-08-10-1 Serious Student, Non-Smoker Wanted Windsor Park Condo 3BR/3BA $425/mo, Mo-to-Mo Close to campus, includes internet, cable TV, washer, dryer, pool, hot tub, weight room Matt 941-323-0778, firgtr@ufl.edu 1-1612-1 Room available: Huge master suite in large home. Pool community near UF/VA. Nonsmoking professional only. Utils, internet, cable TV, & garage. Kitchen & laundry avail. $525/mo. Call 219-3410 1-6-08-3-1 The Estates-$530 or best offer Includes elec, internet, cable, gym, pool close to campus/buses Jan-July take over lease Joanna 727-480-1651 jo238@ufl.edu 9-08-5-1 1Spring 08 semesterleasesavail NOW. 2blksto UF4BR/2BAindivlease,orpre-leasenowforlow fall rates, free utils, cable, & internet. Fullyfurn, newfloor& paint. Pool, laundry rm,sec.Availfor spring semester orfall 359-4445/vww.lamanchaapts.com 1-9-08-5-1 -Furnished. 1 br/1 ba,Windsor Park. 2 mito UF, $ 825/mo. Available Feb 1/09. Elec, cab.tv, internet, gym, pool, washer/dryer, walk in closet. Basketball, .soccer & tennis courts. 305-4084330 or c20001@msn.com 1-15-09-8-1 TWO BLOCKS TO UF! Studios and 1/1s as low as $450 Available Now and Spring '09 $0 MOVE IN FEES 371-0769 CollegeParkUF.com 4-22-08-72-2 *LYONS SPECIAL* $99 1st month's rent 377-8797 4-22-08-72-2 1, 2, &3 BRLive Life Big! *Available Today & August! HUGE Floorplans! Pets Loved! *1 BR $655 & 2BR $755 3BR $889 Bike to UF/Shands 335-7275 4-22-08-72-2 THE ULTIMATE IN LUXURY NEW DOWNTOWN APTS Studios*Ones*3 Bed Townhouses Washer & Dryers in every home! Wood Floors*Alarms*Balconies*Pets OK Be exclusive! 338-0002 4-22-72-2 Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to shopping, bus line and a few miles from UFPrice range $445 to $665. Includes water, sewer, garbage and pest control. Sorry no pets allowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 422-08-72-2 1 & 2 BRs -Now & August! Quiet, Convenient, Affordable 1 BR $560 ** 2 BR $639 Walk/Bike to UF/Shands Pets OK 372-7555 4-22-08-72-2 Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 538-2181 lv message 4-22-08-72-2 Available TODAY & Jan! 2/1.5 900 sq. ft.-$651 Townhome! Washer/dryer! Dishwasher! We love Pets! No move-in fees!! Pinetreegardens.com*376-4002 4-22-72-2 Deluxe, large one ortwo bedroom, 60 second walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term available. Private Owner. $595-up. 352-5382181. Lv msg 4-22-08-72-2 MONTH FREE-No Fees Oxford Manor-Huge 1's-2's-3's >1 mi from UF! Giant 24hr gym FREE tanning&cabe!!!!!!! Call today! (352) 377-2777 4-22-72-2 ** ELLIE'S HOUSES ** Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-11-171-2 2BRs STEPS TO UF! $0 MOVE IN FEES $500 Signing Bonus! As low as $296/person 371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com 4-22-08-72-2 WalktoUF,2BR/2.5BATH,$900/mo.+util.,W/D, Pet OK 305-962-6102 1-8-09-3-1 Now you can easily submit your classified ad For Rent O F unfu-nished for print and/or web editions right thru our website! *QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE. Just go to Rustic 1BR apt. $380/mo. *1BR cottage $435/mo. Call 378-9220 or www.alligator.org/classifieds mobile 213-3901. 4-22-08-72-2 Visa and Mastercard accepted. THE LAURELS APARTMENTS *Sign TODAY, get 1 MONTH FREE* on our luxury, 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime All Amenities plus FREE Tanning Gated*Alarms*Pet Friendly 335-4455 www.thelaurelsuf.com 4-22-08-72-2 Huge 2 & 3 BR's Starting at $730 Pets Welcome Great location Close to UF, Dining 373-1111* SpanishTrace.org 4-22-08-72-2 Don't Settle Come Home to Cobblestone 2/2 & 3/3 Luxury Apts. Tanning, Pool, Bus stop, Cable, Dog Park & MORE! (352)377-2801 4-22-72-2 1&2BRSAVAILABLENOW!NOMOVE-INFEES! 1/1750 SQ FT -$699 2/21007 sq ft for $799 or $899 for brand new & w/d. Water & Sewer Included! Call Today! 352-376-2507 4-22-08-72-2 LOW Rates! Huge 1&2 Beds starting at $699 FREE Cable Free Tanning! W/D in each unit!*Hot tub We love pets: 372-8100 4-22-72-2 1,2,&3BRSPACIOUSHomesAvailableNOW!! No Move-in Fees! 1/1 Loft (very unique)-$649 1/1 Flat (800 sq ft)$699, 2/2 foronly $769, 3/2 foronly $899-$969 352-377-7401 4-22-08-72-2 ALL THE SPACE YOU NEED! At the price you want No Move-in Fees! Move in TODAY! 1, 1 w/den & 2 BRs -Reduced Rates! FREE UF parking FREE Gym Pets Welcome 352-332-7401 4-22-72-2 *OOPARKINGOOO Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-22-08-72-2 Your Mom wants you to live here 1, 2, or 3 BR *Great Deals* Pet friendly, Gated (352)372-0400 4-22-72-2 JANUARY SPECIALS! Why wait to move in the Fall? Luxury 1/1 @ $699 No Deposit -Move in TODAY! 352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com 4-22-72-2 Affordable, Quiet, Comfortable 1's from $539 2's from $375/person Close to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza Pet Friendly 376-1248 vww.hiddenvillageapt.com 4-22-08-72-2 AS BIG ASA HOUSE! Huge 4BR TH W/D inc. FREE UF Parking*FREE Gym Call for specials 332-7401 4-22-72-2 A Lot for so Little! 1&2 Beds from $699! Free Tanning!*Full W/D! Pet friendly*Lots of Space No move-in fees: 372-8100! 4-22-08-72-2 'r *. LIVE THE DOWNTOWN LIFE Steps from clubs-blocks to UF Studios. 1/1's, 2/2's & 3/3's Reserve NOW for fall! 338-0002 4-22-72-2 MUSEUM WALK Gainesville's Best Kept Secret Leasing for Fall & NOW! Luxury 2/2's & 3/3's FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Alarms Walk to UF *379-WALK 4-22-72-2 THREE BLOCKS TO UF! 2br/i ba from $700 No Move-in Fees! Water included Wood floors avail! Pets loved! FREE Parking! 372-7111 4-22-08-72-2 LAKEWOOD VILLAS Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans; Starting at $695 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 0 SPYGLASS 0 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 vww.spyglassapts.com 4-22-08-72-2 ACROSS FROM UF! No Move-in Fees! Pets loved. Studios -$549, includes electric! Wood floors available. FREE parking. 372-7111 Collegemanor.org 4-22-08-72-2 ***HIDDEN LAKE APARTMENTS* 3/3 LUXURYAPTS. $425/PER PERSON CALL NOW TO FIND OUT HOW WE WILL SAVE YOU HUNDREDS OF $$$$ 352-374-FUNN (3866) 4-22-08-72-2 AVAILABLE TODAY! 1BRs As low as $514 $0 move in fees Pets ok, W/D Avail, Wood Floors Avail, Pool 371-0769 CollegeParkUF.com 4-22-08-72-2 Walk to Class! 1brs from $599 -150 ft from UF! $0 move-in fees! Move-in Today! FREE parking! Pets Welcome! 372-7111 CollegeManor.org 4-22-08-72-2 Vaulted ceilings, resort style pool. And more!! Your luxurious 4/4 is waiting! COME IN TODAY and receive a personal check for. $300!!!!!! 352-271-3131 4-22-72-2 Action Real Estate Services Houses to Condos 1-4 BR, Starting at $450 ww.action-realtors.com 352-331-1133 4-22-08-72-2

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 25 fFT For Rent f For Rent For Rent fFor Rent For Rent unfurnished G unfurnished unfurnished G unfurnished ]unfurnished Moving in the FALL? Close to UF -Tanning, 3 Pools 24 hr gym, Billiards Room B-ball, V-ball & Tennis courts 352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com 4-22-72-2 Brand Spankin' New Move-in today and WE PAY YOU Visit our models and sign for Fall 09 Hugeluxury 1br-4brs with tvs in kitchen Beach-entry pool*free tanning*pet friendly *352.376.0696 www.EnclaveUF.com* 4-22-08-72-2 Now you can easily submit your classified ad for print and/or web editions right thru our website! Just go to www.alligator.org/classifieds Visa and Mastercard accepted. X 2 bed luxury condos for rent. Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony, super quiet construction. $1600/mo. Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453 4-22-72-2 ***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 4-22-08-72-2 WOODLANDD VILLASOO 2BR units starting at $695. 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 vww.gainesvillepalms.com 4-22-08-72-2 MOVE IN TODAY!! 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 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 1-12-0835-2 "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Prc STUDIO & 1 BR -Walk to UF Available Dec & Jan 1st. $410-$495/mo. Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 Gore-Rabell.com 4-22-08-72-2 2b,1b 1 block MidTown 2 Car Decal WiFi-Internet Washer & Dryer* Jan-July 204 NW 18 St Manny 352 317 4408 1-20-08-41-2 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 4-22-08-72-2 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 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! Avail 6/1 -7/31 www.gainesvillecondo.info or 630-390-6612 1-6-08-19-2 SUN ISLAND 1 BRs from $580 2BRs from $650 Sun Bay 0 Sun Key 0 Sun Harbor 352-376-6720 4-22-08-72-2 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 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 1-608-17-2 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 Available TODAY! No move-in fees & 1 mo free 2/2 975 sq ft -$705 *3/2:1096 sqft -$866 pinetreegardens.com 376-4002 4-22-08-72-2 -PET'S PARADISE $375 -$650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, pnvacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 1-20vd r 08-21-2 Room in 3br house includes all utilitiesinternet and washer/dryer. Ten minutes from campus. One at 400 and one at 350. 3331 nw 29th ave Call 850-803-5342 1-9-08-15-2 100+ 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 $605 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. 472* 9273 billconradconstruction@yahoo.com 1-6-08-10-2 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 1-6-08-9-2 3BR/2BA House. Hardwood floors, fireplace, new baths, screened patio, big yard, minutes to UF, on bus route, carport, storage shed. $1400/mo. 1st/last/sec. 954-899-7197 16-08-7-2 1/2 mile off Archer Rd. Close to UF, Shands, VA Hospital on SW 31st P. 2BR/1BA apt. Ceramic tile, cent AC/heat, W/D hook-ups. $590/mo. 407-363-7198, 407-234-1380 16-08-6-2 3BR 2BA House for rent. Privacy fence, new wood floors, fireplace and attached garage. Quiet neighborhood, Off Tower Rd. ONLY $950/mth 352-494-6485 1-16-08-14-2 MONTICELLO CONDO 2BR/2BA 1 car garage. Pool & tennis court privileges. Across from GHFC. No pets. $1000/mo. Call 331-6872 1-20-08-15-2 ***GORGEOUS HOME*** 3BR/2BA Bike To UF! Just redone w/ new appliances, hrdwd, tile, granite, deck, private acre yard plus lawn service, on RTS line $1295 Call 373-5295 1-6-08-7-2 ***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 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 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 **3/2, 3 Blocks to UF** W/D, Pets, Dec Free $1200/mo. 352-375-8256 4-22-76-2 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 2BR/1 BA SPACIOUS TOWNHOUSE 7209 SW 45th PI, Gainesville. Cent H/AC, W/D hk-up. $600/mo, $500 sec dep. No pets. Call 386-462-0994 1-6-08-4-2 **Available Now** 5 blocks from UF Rare loft apt. 1 bdrm 1 bath Lg floorplan w/kichenette Energy efficient central air and ceiling fan Washer and Dryer on site No pets Call before its Gone 226-4111 or 283-5411 1-6-08-4-2 3BR/1 BA HOUSE 1 car garage. Biking distance to UF. $900/mo. $700 sec dep. No pets. 825 NW 10th Ave. 386-462-0994 1-6-08-4-2 LARGE HOUSE -2000 sq ft. 5 min to campus. 3/3. Cent H/AC, wood floors, W/D, large fenced in yard, pets ok. $1250/mo + utils. 514-0264 shanaelan@hotmail.com 1-6-08-4-2 4/2 PLUS STUDY, HOME FOR RENT Corner lot, W/D, 2385 sq ft for $1800 + $1800 dep. 3608 NW 22nd P. Call 352-214-1956 1-6-08-4-2 Immaculate and newly renovated historic home. New hardwood firs, appliance, paint. Walk to campus. 3/1 $800/mo. For two occupants. Through July 31st. 911 NW 10th Ave. 215-7199 1-6-08-4-2 NICE ONE BEDROOM APT Refinished hardwood floors, tile bath, includes W/D, swiming pool, all utils. Great location just 5 min to UF & downtown. Rent $615. Call Mr. Kristoff 332-5030 1-6-08-4-2 2 Blocks from UF Stadium 1 Person Studio Apartment Available Jan. 1 352-377-2930 1-6-08-4-2 BRAND NEW FOR AUG 09 CAMPUS VIEW PLACE 2BR/2BA OR 3BR/3BA Luxury Suites near Shands, Norman Hall, UF Sorority Row 1240 SW 9th Road Please visit us at the model 1185 SW 9th Road 1-5pm Union Properties 352-373-7578 www.campusviewplace.com 4-22-75-2 LEASING FOR AUG 09 Quality Student Housing Near UF, Norman & Shands 1,2,3,4 & 5 BR Properties List Avail Jan 20th!! Please call or email us to Receive a list before they Are all gone!!! Union Properties 352-373-7578 info@rentgainesvile.com www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2 CAMPUS VIEW SOUTH Now Leasing 2BR/2BA Luxury Dual Suites 1185 SW 9th RD $1000/mo Close to UF, Norman Hall & Sorority Row. Union Properties 352-373-7578 www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2 WWW.RENTGAINESVILLE.COM Check out all of our available listings! 1, 2, 3 & 4BR Properties. Many have been drastically reduced For immediate occupancy! Union Properties 352-373-7578 4-22-75-2 NOW LEASING 2BR/1.5BA MidTown Apts Parking/laundry hkups Walk to UF $850/mo Union Properties 352-373-7578 www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2 MOVE IN TODAY Casa East end unit 2BR/2.5BA $800/mo Pets OK w Fee Union Properties 352-373-7578 www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2 PET FRIENDLY! 3BR/3BA w room to run behind Hilton on SW 34th ST Union Properties 352-373-7578 www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2 Available NOW 1BR/1BAw/laundry hkups Pets OK w/fee close to UF Water, sewer & trash incl. Union Properties 352-373-7578 www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2 $995/MO 3BR/2BA NEAR UF!! w/d incl. 2041 NW 7th Place Large family room w/fireplace Hardwood floors & nice yard Union Properties 352-373-7578 wwv.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2 Looking Glass Apartments. Roommate Wanted 2/2. Walk to UF, by stadium-GO GATORS! New carpet, baywindow. W/D inclu, call 941-223-3150 $575 1-6-08-4-2 2Bd/1 Ba House in Duckpond Nbhd Avail Dec 27th for 1 Year Lease, 2 miles to UF, CH/A, 1 car garage, W/D, DW, Microwave, Patio, Large Fenced Yard, off street parking, pest control, $1100/mo + Utilities 352-278-1176 1-6-08-3-2 For rent 4 bd 2 bath with family room. Close to university, schools, shopping and dining. Great for roommate sharing. Call Bobbie at 352-514-6712 1-8-08-5-2 Live Alone! 1BD/1 BA. Bike to UF! Pets OK! W/D Included. Very quiet Creekside Villas -1515 NW 29th RD 32605. Flexible lease terms. Walk to food and shops. $625 rent. $350 deposit. 352-275-2843 or blw@ufl.edu 1-6-08-3-2 Paradise in Gainesville. Beautiful 3/2 House with private fenced yard, screened porch, and deck with spa. Close to N FL Reg Med Center, Oaks Mall, and UF. $1500/mo. Pat Wilson, Sun Lu Properties (352)373-0874. 1-6-08-2-2

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26, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, JANUARY 6,2009 rT uFr snt uF Rnt Subleases Roommates Roommates unfurnished GE finished ) F l *CAMPUS EDGE CONDO* 2/2 Walk to UF, Shands & VA. Tile floor, W/D in unit, avail fall. Reasonable rate. 239-2506149, 239-992-2449 1-30-08-19-2 5BR/3BA HOUSE Block from law school, biking distance from UF. W/D incl. Pets ok. Huge yard. $1600/mo. Call Solomon 262-3472 2-3-08-20-2 2BR/2.5BA -$725/mo. 2BR/1.5BA -$625/mo. Off SW 34th St. Close to UF, Shands, shopping & dining. Fenced yard, util room. private parking, pets ok. Call Solomon 262-3472 2-3-08-20-2 University Terrace West 1 Female needed $325/mo Lease through July 2009 Union Properties 352-373-7578 www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-72-2 WALK TO SANTA FE 2bd/2ba $750/mo 1 car garage. dw, mw. wd incl Fenced yard. Avail Now! Union Properties 352-373-7578 www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-72-2 Mallorca Unit near Royal Park 2BD/2.5BAAvail Now!! Beautiful, luxury townhouse w/ garage. $950/mo Union Properties 352-373-7578 www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-72-2 Visit www.gatorpads.com for available units or call 352-284-0316 / 352-281-0733 Houses, Duplexes, Condo, Townhouses. Walk/Bike/Bus to UF. Neat, clean, quality 1-30-08-18-2 HERE IT IS! RENT REDUCED.UPSCALE Charleston Place Condo, 2/2, W/D in unit, just repainted,alltilefloors,DWscreenedporch,2nd floor, call 352-335-3787 1-12-09-5-2 2 story 2 bdrm 2 bth w/firplace in Shell Rock Villas. Nicearea closeto UF, OaksMall and bus stop.$625mo plussecurity dep $600. Call Ms. Mitchell (678) 642-1223 1-12-09-5-2 2BR/2BA Townhouse, small pets ok! private courtyard,icemaker,dishwasher,washer/dryer hookup. walkto restraunts/grocery. $799. mo. quiet neighbors. 318-0089 2-4-09-21-2 Room for rent with private bathroom in 2/2.5 townhouse. 2.5 miles from UF. W/D upstairs; alarm; common areas furnished. $450/month & half of utilities. Negotiable. Call Jenn (352) 672-0238 1-20-09-10-2 DUCK POND! Historic 3/1 house for rent in walking distance to downtown, bike to UF. Hardwood floors, large backyard. 723 NE 8th Avenue. Cats OK. $1100/month. Call Kris352514-4544 1-9-09-4-2 2bd/2.5batownhouse. Petfriendly.Closetol-75 and bus route to main campus. New paint and 2parkingspaces. Rentis$750amonth plus$1 0 perpet. Januaryfree!!CallRhondaat(727)-2434688. 2-3-09-20-2 Roomy 1 BdRm/1 Bath NowAvail; Brandywine, OldArcher Rd. $650 per mo incl. water. Ready to move in. First floor, carpeted, private. Full kitchen.Verynice.Call 813-924-7192whilelasts. 1-20-09-10-2 3BR/2B House near Westside Park. Beautiful hardwoodfirs.LgLR,DR,FamilyRm.Dishwasher, Cent AC&Htr. Free laundry fac. Fenced, landscapedyd.Monthlyprepaydiscount. 1019NW 36th Dr.$1395/mo+Util. 773-206-1774 1-2009-10-2 House 4br 3 bath, 3000+sf, 1 mile to UF, w/d, pets ok, $1900. 352-213-3943 1-12-5-2 LOTSOFGREENSPACE 2BRhome. $700/mo.352-378-9220or213-3901 1-20-09-10-2 FREE SCOOTER when you sign a one year lease. Near UF, 3BR/2BA+ Office, fenced, pets OK, lawn care manyextras. $1650/mo. 1003NW22ndSt.352256-3945 1-16-9-2 Rocky Point Apartments 3/2 W/D hkps Pets welcome! $899.00 call now 352-376-1619 2BR/1 BAupstairs, hardwood floors, no pets. 1 blockfromO'Connell Center,justoff University Ave. $590/mo 727-697-3110 or 727-237-2121 1-6-09-1-2 Subleases $550/mo. incl utils.1 BR 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 1-6-08-21-3 ONE MONTH FREE! 1 BR/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. 1-608-14-3 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 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 $425-1 or 2 females needed for Univ. Terrace condoon 34th; utilities included; un/furnished, bus routes 12 and 35; call 352.514.3398 or email anu87@ufl.edu 1-12-08-8-3 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 1Br/1BA FURNISHED in a 4B/4B @ Gainesville Place apts. All INCLUSIVE (utilitiescableinternet) $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 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 1/1 in 3/3 Gateway at Glades apartment complex. Bedroom has own bathroom & walk-in closet. EVERYTHING included in rent except electricity overage (split 3 ways). Must be female! Contact stefanieapostgmai.com 1-608-3-3 Sublease available Spring and/or Summer 2009. Price is negotiable, incl utilities, cable TV, internet. Females only. 1/1 in 4/4 apartment at The Estates, close to UF. Contact Carolina if interested 305-495-7270. 1-608-3-3 1Br/1Ba sublease in a 2/2 @ Cabana Beach. Washer/dryer, fully furnished. Free internet and cable. Include utilities. Pool, gym, bus line. Normally $609/mo, but sublease at $450/mo. Available now until end of July. (352) 870-4026. 1-7-3-3 Sublease brand new apartment at the Woodlands of Gainesville. 1 bedroom in a 2Br/2Ba, vaulted ceilings, fully furnished $660 a month. If interested please call(954)801-7557 1-9-08-5-3 The Laurels 1/1 townhome. Private gated community avail now thru Aug. W/D incl. w/free tanning, HBO & showtime. Semi-furn w/various amenities. $869/mo (negotiable) Call Ashley 941-915-6439 1-9-08-3-3 1 BR/1 BA Apartment Downtown $425 per month! Start soon, Sublease OR Full year! Call Wes 941-468-2745 1-6-08-2-3 Nice 2/2 apt close to campus and downtown! W/D, dishwasher, ceiling fans, pets allowed! avail nowthru July31.$800/month. 110 NW9th Terr.CallLindsey@561-398-6720 1-13-08-6-3 Sublease 1 BD/1BAunfurn. apt. @PineRush Villasfrom January to July. $529/mo + utilities. Contact Paul at 352-222-0279fordetails. 1-94-3 4/4 Fully furnished apartment with first month free. Utilitiesincluded .$500permonth. Located in Lexington Crossing. For more info call (813) 390-7761. 1-13-09-6-3 $425S prig sublease in 2/2fullyfu rn ished apartment at The District on 62nd Blvd. All utilities included (cable, internet, water, electricity). Located on bus routes 20 and Lator Gator C. Females preferred. Call 704-989-3168ASAP! 1-9-4-3 1 bed 1 bath, part of a 3 bed 3 bath apartment with two other roomates. Very spacious, great location, vaulted ceilings. $385 a month. In the polos,2330SWWilliston Rd.apt.2825.Call386490-5947 1-20-10-3 1 BR/1 BA apt for sublease at Summer Place Villas. $560/month, includes water. Available NOW! Call 941-457-3444 or swatts@ufl.edu 1-27-09-15-3 GtRoommates 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 -:: 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 Female roommate needed in condo 1 mile from UF, $455/MO includes cable, internet, utilities, pool+ more. Pvt bath,beautifuly renovated, furnished, on bus route, 262-2871 1-12-08-14-4 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 1-6-08-9-4 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 HANDYMAN NE EDED Disc4wkShare 2/2 MH Furn rm avail now $200 N/R dep. $400/mo; $1 00/wk nc util. 2wk adv. laun/cook svc avail N/A, N/S, N/D. Cara+ 30 day notice 2vacate. Nr bus/shopsSm caged pet ok331-0762 1-1211-4 Roommate needed 2BR/2.5Ba furn townhome in Brighton Park on bus route to UF every 15 mins. $400/mo + utils. Call Bobby 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 Non-smoking, quiet roommate, m/f, needed to share a 2 br/ 2bath townhouse asap. in the Rockwood Villas on 62nd Blvd. $395/month. MikeReed@cfl.rr.com 1-9-08-7-4 Need 1 female to share big 4/2 on horse farm. Pets ok. $300/mo + util. Jan -July Call Meg 352-495-7714 1-7-08-4-4 02 br 1 ba condo with 1 br for rent. Central air and heat. 2 pools in complex. Walking distance to Shands and UF. Rent 395/mo 01 BR avail w/private bath in large NW house $425/mo.CallMike352-316-3930. 1-6-08-3-4 8 blocks n. of stadium. PhD student seeks responsible NS M/F for own RM/BA in large quiet home, no pets. $535 includes all utils. 727-433-0229 1-6-08-3-4 2 Rooms for Rent. 3BR/2BA 9637 SW 96th Terr 2005 Home. 1600 sq.ft. On 1 Acre In Meadows On The Prairie. 15 Min. To UF/20 Min. To SFCC. Facebook Mike Rollins For Pic. $550/mo. Util. Incl. 727-224-5852 1-6-083-4 Master BD w/ Private Bath in 4BD/3BA house off NW 1 6th Ave. DW, W/D, Coxcablew/ networked i-net, newcarpet,ceilingfans. Nocats/dogs$450inclutils328-4995 1-8-08-5-4 Room for rent in a 2 bed 2 bath house. Very close to campus, large bathroom, New appliances/furniture,w/d,dishwasher,flexablelease. Call Terry at: 352-473-6930. 1-9-08-5-4 Looking for male college student (preferred) toshare4BR/4BAcondowith same.Own bathroom. W/D, high speed internet. Includes utilities$475/mo (availableimmediately)863-6341893 1-12-08-5-4 Very close to campus 4/2 remodeled condo opensto lovely courtyard and pool.$425w/UT cableand internetincluded.(forsaleorrent)call 352-870-0291 2-17-09-30-4 Share 3 BR furn. TH Casablanca West with 2 UF students. $300/mo., + 1/3 utilities. Smoking patio only. Male or Female. Avail. now. Near bus stop. 786.514.5319 (Max) or 786.299.8626 1-13-09-6-4 Male roommate needed. Share furn 3BR/2BA house w/yng prof $400/mo +1/2 util Directv, ph, wireless, Vonage, elec. W/D, ofc space pvt BA (morn) Ig yd fenced, pets ok, trees, wooddeck, hottub, pond. UF-15 min drive, near bus, Lakeview Ests 352-682-6297 1-27-15-4 Real Estate Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373-Find SEE ALL CONDOS WWW.UFCONDOS.COM Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551 4-22-72-5 NEWOCONDOS -WALK to UF 3BlkstoUF. ForinfoonALL1,2, 3,4 Bedrooms forSale, CallEricLeightman,CampusRealtyat 352-219-2879. 4-22-72-5 S 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 Avial"Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Aalbefrom Commercial News Providers" al a.

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 27 f Real Estate Funoishings Fuishis torcycles, Mopeds 1 Wanted AFFORDABLE LUXURYNEW 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 4-22-72-5 CONDOS AT UF www.CONDOSatUF.com Matt & Tiffany Thomas, Bosshardt Realty (352) 494-0194 or (352) 316-5556 2-1760-5 3/2 split plan in NW Gainesville $196,000 Talbot district, Large Master Bed & Bath, view of Pond & Woods, Bonus Room. b.wunderlich@juno.com or 706.691.9784 1-8-08-7-5 Condos for sale near UF/Shands!! Many affordable units available. Call Carolyn/Maureen at: (352)284-4428 or (386)365-8590 @ Matchmaker Realty. 1-30-09-21-5 107 BAY CT CRESCENT CITY 4.05 ACRE -NO IMPACT FEE 30K ALSO 4.48 ACRES IN FLORAHOME FOR 31K 208 S WAHOO MUST SELL 8138925060 1-9-5-5 1 Bdrm 1 Ba. Condo $85,000 OBO. 904-687-0634 1-12-5-5 0,0 -. BED -QUEEN -$110 ORTHOPEDIC Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-22-08-72-6 BED -FULL SIZE -$90 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-22-08-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA& LOVESEAT -$400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-7490 4-22-08-72-6 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. 4-22-08-72-6 CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost $1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516 Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516 4-22-72-6 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 4-22-08-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846 4-22-08-72-6 DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table, 6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New, still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100. Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 422-72-6 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 4-22-08-72-6 **BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW* **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 4-22-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $120 352-377-9846. 4-22-72-6 BedAll New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516. 4-22-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard, 2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-22-0872-6 FUTON -$60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-22-72-6 Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box. New in plastic, warr. Can del. $100 317-4031 SOFA$185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 4-22-72-6 Computers CASH PAID FOR LAPTOP'S Buy -Sell -Trade Any Condition 336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz Joel 4-2208-72-7 COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 4-22-08-72-7 "Copyrighted Material F I 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 Available from Commercial News Providers seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds 0 For Sale I I PARKING: Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-22-08-72-10 UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS are underway. bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: http://www.surplus.ufl.edu/online/ 392-0370 4-22-08-72-10 ST PATRICK'S THRIFT SHOP NOW OPEN 2010 NW 6th St. 373-2206 Help us help others w/your generous donations of clothing, household, books, etc. PARKING 60 SECONDS TO UF. NexttoMcDonalds NW13th St. Callforsemester rates: 352-538-2454. 1-12-09-5-10 Motorcycle, Mopeds 000000 SCOOTERS 000000 RPM MOTORCYCLES INC SALES, SERVICE, PARTS Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St. www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974 4-22-08-72-11 *****New Scooters 4 Less***** Motor Scooter Sales and Service! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 4-22-08-72-11 ***GatorMoto*** Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at$999. No legit shop can beat these prices! lyr Warranties included. 376-6275GatorMoto.com 4-2208-72-11 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 4-22-08-72-11 ***www.BuyMyScooter.com*** Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter All on one site! Check the website or call 336-1271 for more info! 4-22-08-72-11 GATORMOTO Gville's #1 service facility. We repairALL 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 4-22-08-72-11 SWAMP CYCLES Closest to Campus. Largest selection, Best Customer Service. Motorcycles,ScootersAccessories,andService. 633NW13thStreet www.swampcycles.com 4-22-72-11 ***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 4-22-08-72-11 BMW K1200RS 8000 miles, hard case, ABS, Sport suspension, new pilot, 2 tires, Adult owner. Perfect cond. $10,500/OBO. 352219-2285, Robsoar@aol.com 1-6-08-2-11 OFZAutos FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS *Running or not!0 *NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS *Over 15 yr svc to UF students OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-22-08-72-12 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 $500! POLICE IMPOUNDS! HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC. For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622 4-22-72-12 CARS FROM $29/MO! Hondas 0 Chevys 0 Jeeps and more! $0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr. For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765 4-22-72-12 *FAST CASH PAID* For any running cars or trucks. 1995 and up. Clean or ugly. Segovia 352-284-8619 4-22-72-12 *****ATTENTION***** *OOOOSUN CITY AUTO SALESOOOOO WHY PAY MORE? YOU COULD PAY LESS! 300+ vehicles @ wholesale prices 338-1999 4-22-08-72-12 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 1-12-08-10-12 LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-2272-13 UF GRAD PAYS MORE for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-2208-72-13 BE AN INSPIRATION! Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for walks and shopping as needed. We'll have lots of fun! And you will make a new friend! Contact 219-6948. 12-10-08-74-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed! VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED to transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible scheduleTraining and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-376-6866 ext. 5079 if interested. WJ HelpWanted 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 the independent florida alligattor 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. QuickBooks and Excel spreadsheets experience 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, perssonal references. www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-22-72-14 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 NW 6th St. 352-378-9204 4-22-08-72-14 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 & furniture. No appt.necessary! -Sandy's Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 4-22-08-72-14 BARTENDING $250 A DAY POTENTIAL No experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-22-08-72-14

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28, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, JANUARY 6,2009 Help Wanted Help Wanted Help Wanted Services Personals 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 vww.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 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 Software Developer, PIT or FIT 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 1-608-21-14 Orange and Blue Textbooks is taking applications for Spring Semester book rush. 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TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 29 OKLAHOMA FOOTBALL Sooners' coach Stoops downplays Franks' comments By PHIL KEGLER Alligator Staff Writer pkegler@a Igator org A lot has been made of Oklahoma cornerback Dominique Franks' comments on Sunday that the top three quarterbacks in the country play in the Big 12, referring to his teammate Sam Bradford, Texas' Colt McCoy and Texas Tech's Graham Harrell. Sooners coach Bob Stoops said Monday that Franks may have been baited into making the statements. "I know how you guys -the media in general -can lead guys down a path that, as young guys, they're not used to handling," Stoops said at media day. "In the end, we all -Dom and the whole team -we have a great respect for Tim Tebow and a bunch of their players. So in the end, it gets down to experience as a young guy handling questions that led him into something that he really didn't in"At the end of th wanted to play a sports tend to say." STOOPS' HO The matchup betw Oklahoma has led down memory lane I Stoops was the e day, I still and was considered for UF's open head coaching position that Urban ll my other Meyer eventually accepted. Now, he's back in Miami, facSa B ing his old team for the first time. Sam Bradford Stoops said he has heard from nuQuarterback merous old friends and colleagues -including UF athletics director Jeremy Foley and former Gator MECOMING: Allen Trammell (Class of '65). een UF and Stoops knows it must be hard to some trips for them to pick their allegiances, or Stoops. forced to decide between their ;ators' defenschool or their friend. sive coordinator from 1996-98 "The one good thing is that one of us has to win," Stoops said. BRADFORD ON ICE: Bradford, Oklahoma's star quarterback, almost never even became a football player. The sophomore recalled a discussion he had with his parents after his eighth grade year. Bradford loved hockey, and his parents offered their support. But to play juniors, the family would have had to move from Oklahoma City, with Dallas a likely destination. UF needs no motivation for game FOOTBALL, from page 30 Conference Championship Game on Dec. 6, but is by all accounts ready to play Thursday night. The Sooners' most explosive running back, DeMarco Murray, hurt his hamstring and will be out for the championship bout. Oklahoma still has leading rusher Chris Brown to carry the load, however. All that in the last month. And yet that month has taken longer for UF linebacker Brandon Hicks than an entire off-season. "It feels like every day 'Come on, man. Come on, man,"' Hicks said. "'I wish it was here tomorrow, I wish it was here tomorrow."' Meyer, known for his motivational tactics all season, will not have to do much for this game to get his players fired up. "If you don't want to play in the national championship, who are you?" said center Maurkice Pouncey on Sunday. "I know all of ya'll (media members) would probably dress up for the game if you all had the chance." Meyer hinted last week that he would be bringing some motivational speakers to prep his team for the game. He might not need them. "All of us are motivating each other now," linebacker A.J. Jones said. "We're going out there, going, 'Come on, come on. We gotta get it right." The feeling of eagerness is the same inside the Oklahoma locker room. Sophomore defensive end Adrian Taylor explained his team's wish to play against someone other than its own offense. "I kinda feel like twoa-days, hitting on our own teammates, ifs kinlda getting old," Taylor [Foc~bal said. Taylor is so ready for this game, in fact, that he had a dream about it Sunday night. "It stopped in the fourth quarter, it was a tie game," Taylor said of his dream. "We had to wake up." When both teams wake up in two days, they won't be dreaming. It will be time for action down in Miami. In two days, their dreams might be coming true. KARL, from page 30 poraries; ifs already clear -at least in my mind -that Tebow is the best player in his generation. No, at this point, ifs about establishing himself among the premier players in college football history for Tebow. With another national tide, he would hold a Heisman, two conference championships and two undisputed national championships. I can't think of another player with as impressive a resume off the top of my head. And that is assuming he doesn't add to his resume by returning for his senior season. Tebow will face challenges, as he is likely to lose his two top receivers in Louis Murphy to graduation and Percy Harvin to the NFL Draft, as well as a senior offensive linemen Phil Trautwein and Jason Watkins. Sam Bradford: Bradford and the Sooners have faced intense scrutiny in the past month. As a team, Oklahoma's BCS berth was questioned because of an early-season loss to Texas on a neutral field. Individually, Bradford faced additional scrutiny because of the Heisman voting. Tebow backers were miffed that Tebow finished third despite earning the most first place votes, and Colt McCoy backers felt snubbed for the second consecutive week as they finished second to Oklahoma once again, despite McCoy selling a new record for completion percentage. If the Sooners win behind another big performance from Bradford, then they can prove the right team and right player were chosen. Harvin spends break in Gainesville rehabbing for championship match Harrison Diamond / Alligator Staff UF wide receiver Percy Harvin answers questions during the BCS National Championship Media Day at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens on Monday. HARVIN, from page 30 As the Gators prepared to take the field against the Crimson Tide for the SEC title, Harvin was in the locker room, pleading with team doctors to let him play. "At the last minute, I was still trying to put on my cleats, but I could barely walk," he said. "Me and the doctor sat in (the locker room) and cried, and he said, 'I'm sorry, but there's no possible way (toplay)."' So Harvin was forced to watch UF's 31-20 win, an experience he described as "almost like I was at a funeral." Meyer and UF quarterback Tim Tebow have often said Harvin's impact on the Gators' offense can't be properly expressed in words, but UF's performance with him watching gave a pretty good indication. The Gators totaled 358 yards -their lowest output since September -and while that was partly due to the Tide's stingy defense, Harvin's absence alone puts a kink in the machine. Running back Jeff Demps picked up a season-high 14 carries, but the speedster wasn't able to wiggle free for his usual big runs without Harvin drawing attention from the defense. "He's a guy who, whenever they break the huddle, you always have to know where he is," Oklahoma defensive back Dominique Franks said. The Sooners, however, aren't intimidated by Harvin, who averages 8.8 yards per rush and 17 per reception, and Franks said he wants Harvin to be 100 percent on Thursday, "beGators cause when we Receivers win, we don't want any excuses." "He's like any other receiver as far as we're concerned," Oklahoma safety Nic Harris said. The Gators see things differently. "Nobody on our team can replace Percy. We have to do it as a unit," receiver Louis Murphy said. "When he comes back, ifs just going to open up the game so much more." But before Harvin can open up the Gators' offense again, he still has one last hurdle to overcome. "The problem I have now is slowing down," Harvin said. "I can't slow down, I just keep going, and it kind of locks up sometimes when I'm slowing down."

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Sports TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009 ALLIGATOR www.alligatorSports.org Title game can't come soon enough Anticipation builds as Gators prepare for showdown with Sooners. By EVAN DREXLER Alligator Staff Writer edrex er@a Iigator org MIAMI -In two days, it all ends. In two days, a national champion will be crowned. Two days normally come and go. They're a fraction of a lifetime. But for many members of the UF football team, two days is a period of time they are struggling to deal with. Take wide receiver David Nelson, for example. "I wish the game was two weeks ago," Nelson said. "It's tough to keep us caged in." -When No. 1 UF takes on No. 2 Oklahoma in the BCS National Championship Game on Thursday at 8 p.m., all that waiting -33 excruciating days, to be exact -will finally come to an end. The light at the end of the tunnel couldn't come soon enough. "Probably for 20-something of those days, we've been waiting for the game," cornerback Joe Haden said, the letters "BCS" carved into the left side of his head. Plenty has changed for the Gators and Sooners in that time. Consider: On Dec. 10, Dan Mullen was the Gators offensive coordinator. On Dec. 11, he was not. Mullen, who will call the plays Thursday, took the head coaching job at Mississippi State and is being replaced by current UF offensive line coach Steve Addazio. UF quarterback Tim Tebow failed in his attempt to win a second consecutive Heisman Trophy. The junior finished third, just behind Texas' Colt McCoy and two spots back of his counterpart in the National Championship Game -Oklahoma's Sam Bradford. Tebow has also since filed paperwork to receive advice from the NFL Draft advisory board. Gators wideout Percy Harvin went through a Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff will-he-or-won't-he week before the Southeastern UF wide receiver David Nelson runs after a catch in the Gators' 3SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 29 20 win against the Crimson Tide in the SEC Championship Game UF RECEIVERS Harvin looks to put on show for OU By MIKE McCALL their families before resuming preparaAlligator Staff Writer tions for their BCS championship matchup mmoca I@al Igator org with No. 2 Oklahoma. But Harvin didn't UF's win against then-No. 1 Alabama have time to kick in the Southeastern Conference back, so he stayed in Championship was an unforgettable exGainesville and spent 15 perience for most members of the UF foothours per day stretchball team. ing, working out and For receiver Percy Harvin, sidelined trying to get healthy with a sprained ankle, it was depressing. Harin before UF's championA few weeks later, Christmas break ofship showdown Jan. 8. fered the Gators a rare chance to relax with Harvin's glum mood in Atlanta and NBA U UF sophomore diver Monica Spurs 91 Dodson finished the Tennessee Heat 84 Diving Invite with a victory in the NCAA Football platform competition Monday at Texas 24 the Allan Jones Aquatic Center. Ohio State 21 maniacal work ethic over the holidays are both due to his competitive nature and desire to play, and now that he's healthy, he's ready to dazzle his teammates and fans when he faces the Sooners' defense Thursday night "What I told the team, and what coach (Urban) Meyer told me was, if I get to play in this game, ifs going to be one of the best shows that has ever been put on," Harvin said. SEE HARVIN, PAGE 29 U Jan. 6, 1968: Center Neal Walk outguns "Pistol" Pete Maravich 39-32 as the Gators upset LSU at Florida Gym. Walk also grabbed 21 rebounds in UF's win. One win can change history IAI -As sportswriters and fans, one of the fun things about following sports is debating the implications of wins and losses and the legacies of winners and losers. This BCS national tide game between UF and Oklahoma is no different in that there are implications beyond simply adding another ring to the finger of coaches Urban Meyer or Bob Stoops. Let's take a look at just a few of them. Urban Meyer: The Karl Hyppolite success that has followed him in each of Hy-Lite Reels his stops has been so knyppolite@allgator org imneh ae immense he makes Midas feel sheepish. He's turned around every program he's coached, and with a win Thursday, he'll claim his second national championship in the last three seasons and in just eight seasons as a head coach. Assuming the Gators win, this places him on the same level as USC coach Pete Carroll for the title of greatest coach of his generation. And, yes, Gators fan, that also means that he would surpass Steve Spurrier as the greatest coach in Gators history. Spurrier is a legend and the greatest figure in UF's sports history -when you also factor his Heisman Trophy as a quarterback -but Meyer doubling the 01' Ball Coach's national championships in one-third the time gives him the edge. The next step for Meyer will be proving that he's not just a short flare-up and that he can sustain his success over an extended peanod of time like Carroll Stoops and Spurrer have over the years. Bob Stoops: Oklahoma has consistently been among the top teams in the nation since Stoops' arrival and it appeared as if the Sooners may have had a dynasty on their hands in the early part of this decade. But embarrassing losses at the hands of USC and Boise State have Stoops looking like anything but "Big Game Bob." Another national title -at the expense of the new big game coach, Meyer, no less would restore Stoops' aura of invincibility. Tim Tebow: At this point, ifs no longer about making his name among his contemSEE KARL, PAGE 29 ON TELEVISION UFootball : Ball State vs. Tulsa ESPN, 8 p.m. UBasketball : Ohio St. vs. Michigan St. ESPN2, 7 p.m.

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 31 Mullen calls plays for UF, shots for Mississippi State Former coordinator divides time between old, new teams By PHIL KEGLER Alligator Staff Writer pkegler@alligator org MIAMI -Dan Mullen has two phones these days. Two BlackBerrys to be exact. One in each front pants pocket. The models vary only slightly, but he answers them very differently. With one, he is Dan Mullen, UF's outgoing offensive coordinator, in his last days on the job, with one national championship game left to coach. On the other he is Dan Mullen, newly-minted Mississippi State head coach, coordinating staff hires and fighting for recruits. "I know which one's which," Mullen laughed. "They have different rings." But if both were to ring at the same time, he knows which he will answer: The Mississippi State Bulldogs are his No. 1 priority now. Bound for Starkville Life became a whirlwind for Mullen as he immediately departed for Starkville after accepting his first head-coaching job on Dec. 11. It was perfect timing for the fourth-year UF assistant. After the 2007 season, he sat down with Urban Meyer and talked about wanting to become a head coach, but he felt he needed one more season. His 2008 UF offense became a perfect advertisement. TheGators ledtheSoutheastern Conference in scoring, total offense, rushing yards and pass efficiency. After securing an SEC title in Atlanta, Mullen felt ready to go. Mississippi State approached him, and a match was made. "I felt like I had the foundation now to become a head coach," Mullen said. "I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity right as soon as I started looking." Why Mississippi State? Mullen felt he saw potential there. He liked the vision of athletic director Greg Byrne and saw most of Mississippi's top recruits were going to be Bulldogs. And according to Mullen, there are more NFL players per capita than any other state. As excited as he was for his next job, one thing was always certain -Mullen wanted to coach UF in Miami. So on Christmas Eve, he returned to Gainesville. One Last Encore When quarterback Tim Tebow puts on a headset Thursday, he will hear the same sound he has the last two seasons -Mullen's voice. That's the way Mullen and Meyer wanted it to avoid any problems with a national chain"For me, the feeling right now -we're playing in the national championship game. That's an unbelievable experience. And as soon as it ends, I get to go on a plane and be a head coach for the first time." Dan Mullen UF offensive coordinator pionship at stake. So while offensive line coach Steve Addazzio has taken over the "official" offensive coordinator title, Mullen will continue to do the play calling against Oklahoma. The double duty has led to more than a few late nights. Mullen decided to fully commit to wherever he was at the time. While in Starkville, he was Mississippi State head coach by day and UF offensive coordinator by night until falling asleep. When in Gainesville, the roles reversed. Mullen hopes his role in Thursday's game might help recruiting for the Bulldogs. His hope is that high school players will take note of the way the Gators spread the ball and gain interest in going to Mississippi State. But the real deal-breaker was the relationship he's developed with the Gators, most especially Tebow. "This is an opportunity for these kids -once in a lifetime opportunity to play in a national championship," Mullen said. "I want to make sure that I'm doing everything I can to make sure these players have a positive experience and a great memory they can tell their grandkids about." Saying Goodbye It will be a tough farewell for Mullen, who has worked alongside his UF colleagues for a long time. He's known Addazzio for 10 years, Meyer for nine and Billy Gonzales and John Hevesy for seven. Several players, including the gabby Pouncey twins, have given him playful grief, and Tebow said it will be bittersweet to see him "I'm happy that he's leaving because he's got a great opportunity," Tebow said. "But also we're going to miss him here." The Gators will not have to wait long to see Mullen's progress -UF plays at Starkville on Oct. 24. But there's plenty of time to worry about that. For now, Mullen is just taking it all in, pushing through each long day, knowing it's all worth it. "That's what keeps you going -that adrenaline rush," Mullen said. "For me, the feeling right now -we're playing in the national championship game. That's an unbelievable experience. And as soon as it ends, I get to go on a plane and be a head coach for the first time." Calathes raises teammates' play By MIKE DIFERDINANDO Alligator Staff Writer mdiferdinando@alligator org If the Gators have learned one thing this season, it's that when the chips are down, Nick Calathes antes up. The sophomore scored 32 points in Saturday's come-from-behind win against North Carolina State, 24 in the second half, and delivered the last 12 of the game for UF. In many ways, the Gators have looked somewhat lost this season -a young team trying to find consistency across the floor. What they have found, however, is their go-to guy. And when UF (12-2) takes the court against Longwood tonight at 7 p.m. in the O'Connell Center, Calathes will look to lead his team to one more confidence-boosting win before the start of Southeastern Conference play. "In order to be a leader, you have to first figure out how to handle adversity and then you have to be able to fight through it and bring your team with you," Donovan said. "I think that when we we're down against NC State, Nick provided some great emotion and some great energy for our team. He's shown some great strides and growth these last three weeks." Whether he's the one pulling the trigger on the final shot like he did against the Wolfpack or creating one for a teammate, Calathes is the man running the show. When Walter Hodge drained a last-second three to beat Washington earlier this season, it was Calathes who drove down the lane, drawing a double-team before kicking it out to the open senior. "The sign of any good player is when a guy can take other people with him," Donovan said. Calathes has routinely drawn praise from opposing coaches this season, but none was more impressed than NC State's Sidney Lowe. Lowe, a former point guard himself, led the Wolfpack to a national title as a player in 1983. "When you have a smart player like that -that can pass and also get to the basket with his size, because he can look over the defense -it's tough (to match up)," Lowe said. At least on the court, Calathes has become the general of a team that in many ways is still yet to be battle-tested. Basketball If the Gators hope to avoid another trip to the NIT and make it back to the NCAA Tournament this season, they will need their star to shine on the big stage. Something Donovan said Calathes wasn't entirely prepared to do as a freshman. "I think there are some things that he has found out about himself that he didn't really know were inside of him," Donovan said. Calathes leads the Gators in scoring this season (17 points per game) and assists (seven per game). Injury Update: Sophomore Adam Allen had surgery to repair an injury to the patella tendon in his left knee Dec. 30. The injury was originally diagnosed as a strained MCL, but as the pain persisted, it became clear it was more severe than the UF medical staff originally thought. "I would say that he is probably done for the year," Donovan said. "He has another four weeks (of recovery) after (the surgery)." Allen has not played all season because of the injury and will likely take a medical redshirt. The sophomore averaged 4 points per game as freshman. Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff UF guard Nick Calathes drives to the inside on Florida A&M forward Lamar Twitty during the Gators' 73-58 win against the Rattlers.

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the independent florida Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesvile Florida We Inform. You Decide. Ll Recyc le WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008 Hough Hall to impact By PHIL KEGLER Alligator Staff Writer pkegler@alligator.org Even the most experienced UF students may carry a guide when they return for spring classes -a parking map. The construction of Hough Hall, UF's new business graduate school next to Criser Hall, will cause UF to forfeit 118 parking spots belonging to faculty and staff, said Scott Fox, director of UF Transportation and Parking Services. Hough hall, set to begin construction Jan. 5, will cause a massive domino effect to reassign parking spaces in several lots. UF Vice President for Business Affairs Ed Poppell said the building should be completed May 2010 and be ready for use that fall. Poppell said the decision to build Hough Hall on the Criser STATE parking parking lot is in line with UF's long-term campus plan: New buildings will go on surface parking lots. He said the hall's location is ideal because it will be near other business buildings: Stuzin Hall, Matherly Hall, Bryan Hall and Gerson Hall. Signs at lots that are changing decal zones will be switched during winter break. Fox Poppeil said warning tickets will be given for a brief period at the semester's start for people who park in their old spaces. Here is a summary of the upcoming campus parking shuffle: -23 faculty and staff car pool spots will be moved from SEE PARKING, PAGE 10 University Press to request funds for free course packs By THOMAS STEWART Alligator Writer Imagine downloading and reading a course pack for free on your phone while sitting in class. That's the future the University Press of Florida wants for students. The press, which is the official press of the .State University System, will request $522,500 from the state Legislature during its 2009 session to help make that happen. If the Legislature approves its request, students might be able to download free course packs by January 2010. The press will also be looking to offer textbooks for free online, said Meredith Babb, director of the press. The press will recover its publishing costs when people purchase print copies of the materials, which enough people still do, Babb said. She said it isn't likely that free textbooks will be .available any time soon for large introductory classes, such as statistics and biology. It's unlikely that textbook publishers will relinquish their hold on these profitable courses, she said. But there is hope for smaller, more adSEE PRESS, PAGE 10 Police confiscate nearly $10K after drug-related robbery GPD says student confessed to dealing drugs Police confiscated $9,900 in cash after responding to a drug-related armed robbery in a Gainesville apartment complex early Tuesday morning. At 1:15 a.m., one of the residents of a Campus Lodge apartment, at 2800 S.W. Williston Road, answered a knock at the door, said Gainesville Police Department spokesman Keith Kameg. A man armed with a gun entered and herded the residents into the bathroom while he raided one of the rooms, Kameg said. Kameg said when police arrived, UF student Matthew Romano, 22, told officials the man went straight to his dresser and took $100 worth of marijuana and $25 in cash. When Romano's story didn't match his roommates' and police noticed that his room appeared to be ransacked, they asked if he was involved with drugs, Local Kameg said. NewS After initially denying it, Kameg said Romano told police he had been dealing drugs. Kameg said police confiscated a shoebox filled with $9,900 in cash that they found in Romano's room. Police did not arrest Romano because no other drugs were found in his room, but Kameg said the case would be turned over to the narcotics unit for further investigation. -KATIE EMMETS Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers 1 More than 150 students dressed up as bugs on Turlington Plaza for the Medieval Bugge Faire on Tuesday. They also made buglookalike food. See Story, Page 5. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 11 CROSSWORD 15 Partly SPORTS 18 cloudy 79/59 visit www.alligator.org VOLUME 102 ISSUE 74 Trials and Tribulations Rafat Strzatkowski reviews his arguments before a trial practice for his lawdegree at the Alachua County Criminal Courthouse. Strzatkowski was born with cerebral palsy in Poland. To find out more about his story, see Page 8. I Elyse Cusack (right) and the Gators aren't used to being the underdog, but that's the role they'll play against Stanford. The Cardinal has the most NCAA titles since 1981. See Story, Page 18. WIT WE

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2, ALLIGATOR N WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008 News Today WHAT'S HAPPENING Holiday Silent Auction Today, 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. Festival of Lights Party Today, 10:30 p.m. Rue Bar The Jewish Student Union invites everyone to come out and celebrate the Festival of Lights. SG Applications Student Government has extended the application deadline for election commissioner and assistant supervisor of elections to today 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, purple, variegated and many more. Florida Alternative Breaks Fundraiser Thursday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Gelato Co. Come support Florida Alternative Breaks' International Children's Medicine trip. You must say you're with FAB for the proceeds to go toward our trip. There is a dinner special, which includes a drink and gelato for less than $10. For more information on Florida Alternative Breaks, visit www.dso.Ufl.edu/ studentorgs/fab. I FORECAST TODAY PARTLY CLOUDY 79/59 THURSDAY RAIN 68/63 FRIDAY SUNNY 60/45 LOCAL NEWS GPD warns residents about scams Gainesville residents may be the targets of two scams, according to police. Gainesville Police Department spokesman Keith Kameg warned residents to look out for scam e-mails promising readers about $3,000 to become secret shoppers. Readers that respond to the fake company are either asked for their bank account information to deposit the money or told they will receive a check or money order, Kameg said. If a check or money order is sent, the recipients are told they should only use a certain amount of it and send back the rest, he said. The check or money order bounces within a week, meaning the shoppers not only spent their own money on purchases but also sent extra money to the company. The other scam involves men in a white van who tell residents that they have discounted speakers for sale, Kameg said. The men show victims work orders to install five speakers in a home or business, but say suppliers sent seven, he said. A Gainesville man agreed to purchase the speakers last week for $180, and when he installed them at home, he realized they did not work, Kameg said. -KATIE EMMETS Students discuss health Today marks the end of the semester, but 13 students will participate in a class discussion Thursday, covering health care issues both at home and abroad. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Pugh HallO cora room from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The students, who were enrolled in Politics of Health Policy, an honors class, will SATURDAY SUNDAY SUNNY PARTLY 64/36 CLOUDY 70/46 Charles Roop / Alligator present research including AIDS relief in Africa and affordable pharmaceuticals in developing countries, prenatal care for Latina immigrants and the regulation of blood donation in the U.S. "It shows us how broad the problem of health care is," said Michael Heaney, a UF political science professor who will also be proctoring one of the three panels. 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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008 0 ALLIGATOR, 3 Student Senate discusses ethics, student safety ONE COMMITTEE MAY BE VIDEOTAPED. By LAUREN BAKER Alligator Writer Ibaker@alligator.org Suggestions from the Student Senate committee that reviewed the Replacement and Agenda Committee's ethical process were met with mixed reviews Tuesday. In their final meeting of the fall semester, senators questioned the coinmittee's ability to change the R&A Committee's practices following a private e-mail scandal in which some members plotted to keep minority party members out of committees. The transparency committee's report recommends adding video coverage to the R&A Committee's meetings and having a parliamentarian keep minutes. Senate President Jordan Johnson said the transparency committee fulfilled its purpose to recommend changes to-the committee's process open and accessible to the public. Orange and Blue Party Sen. Mark McShera said in an interview that the R&A Committee would continue to be a farce. McShera said video taken of the meeting will likely not be public record. "The measures are a complete and total waste of everyone's tine," he said. Gator Party Sen. William Harrell, chairman of the transparency committee, said some focus was given to the scandal, but the purpose of the committee was to analyze how the R&A Committee has traditionally worked. In part response to a student's death from a scooter crash last week, Senate's extreme danger mitigation committee is creating a campaign to persuade students to wear their helmets. "It's always events like this that move it to the forefront," said Ryan O'Mara, committee chairman, who said the campaign had been in discussion for a few weeks. O'Mara said after further research, Senate might propose legislation encouraging administration to make helmet use mandatory on campus. Charles Roop / Alligator Staff Sen. Jonathan Ossip speaks during the Student Senate meeting in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom on Tuesday night. Gas station, restaurant robbed by men in ski masks A Gainesville gas station and a restaurant were both robbed on Monday night, police said. At 7:35 p.m. a man wearing gloves and a ski mask approached the Kangaroo Express counter at 3423 S.E. Hawthome Road and told the clerk he was going to count to three and start shooting if he didn't give him money, said Art Forgey, a spokesman for the Alachua County Sheriff's Office. Forgey said after the clerk gave the man an undetermined amount of cash, the man left on foot and headed south. The second armed robbery happened at 10:10 p.m. at Cedar River Seafood Restaurant, 2320 N.W. 43rd St. An employee was taking the Local trash out of the back door when News two men wearing ski masks forced him on the ground and tied his hands behind his back with tape; Forgey said. After entering through the back door, the men found the manger in an office area counting deposit money and tied up his hands and feet as well, Forgey said, adding that it is too early to tell if the crimes are related. I -KATIE EMMETS ao LAI ISNiGt Free Wells & DraftsOfor Ladies $5 Domestic Pitchers for everyone 1702 W. University Ave. 374-49,4 nG!LL FM AY Beatthe Clock SREZTZ The Reitz Union will be open 24 hours a day during finals week from 7am Sunday, Dec 14 through 7am Thursday, Dec 18. (Regular Reitz Union hours resume 7am 12/18) Food services will be available throughout the night.
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4, ALLIGATOR 0 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008 Club to sell poinsettias By LAUREN BAKER Alligator Writer Ibaker@alligator.org UF's Environmental Horticulture Club will host a poinsettia fundraiser off of Hull Road in the greenhouses behind UF's Fifield Hall. Come Thursday, some customers will line up before business starts at 8 a.m. in hopes of nabbing the best selection, said Stephanie de Vos, club treasurer. Last year, the club racked up about $15,000 from poinsettia sales, a number that included large pre-orders from local churches and UF, de Vos said. The event is held in partnership with UF's Environmental Horticulture Department. De Vos said the most popular color is red, but even a vivid orange poinsettia is among the roughly 130 types offered. "I'm not sure if people would like it if it wasn't school colors," she said, eyeing the bright orange tone. Other posh poinsettias come with names such as Sonora White Glitter and Monet Twilight. Prices run as low as $9 for the classic red, though rarer versions such as the Ice Punch cost $28. Although many customers toss their plants after Christmas, de Vos said she has kept her poinsettias alive since freshman year. Nurturing the plants into their leafy glory begins in early September, she said. To "color up" when December rolls around, the plants need controlled lighting, part-time watering by hand and to be clipped back manually with a straight razor to strengthen growth, de Vos said. Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff Growers Roger Dutcher and Roger Kehoe inspect a breed of poinsettia grown by the UF Environmental Horticulture Club in a greenhouse on Hull Road on Tuesday morning. Commission funds local food stamp information hot line 0 CHAIRMAN SAID HOT LINE FUNDING IS NOT LOCAL RESPONSIBILITY. A local hot line providing information about food stamps is in operation after a surge in applications and complaints that local residents were unable to receive answers from the state. About 55 percent of Alachua County residents who are eligible for food stamps are receiving them, according to the statement from the Alachua County Commission. The number of requests for food stamps has been increasing with the economic downturn. The commission voted to provide an "emergency alloca"If the Alachua County Commission can find the money, then certainly the state can, and it's definitely their responsibility." Mike Byerly country commission chairman tion" of $14,973 to the Florida Department of Children and Families to fund the local hot line, according to a statement from its office Monday. County Commission Chairman Mike Byerly said it shouldn't be necessary for the local government to start the hot line. "If the Alachua County Commission can find the money, then certainly the state can, and it's definitely their responsibility" Byerly said. The money will fund the hot line until June 30, and commissioners were clear that they did not intend to contribute money again, said John Skelly, director of poverty reduction programs for Alachua County. Representatives from the Department of Children and Families did not respond to messages by press time. -KATHRYN WATSON GENERAL NUTRITION CENTERS 125% OFF any one GNC Product Cannot be orrib,fed Jeed cou,,3n 3914 SW Archer Rd ,*nlynill tOIePl,.~ l' 4 SecalgE~5 77 1020 up 21 IJ08 4 Caf6 Discounts Christmas Gift Certificates Christmas giving is easy when you come by Caf6 Gardens and stock up on gift certificates in any denomination. Receive a free $15 gift certificate with every $100 worth of certificates you purchase. Everybody on your list will love them and they are vey easy to wrap! While you are in enjoy some of that fantastic food that has made Cafs Gardens a tradition with Gators for over 32 years. Merry Christmas fram (>Afii (>nardonc rare uaruens 104.) 1 SPRING SEMESTER 1,Jgen MOVE-IN SPECIAL 2 & 3 Bedroom Townhouses STARTING AT $999 NW S9hAve Ap ns SFC UF 5075 NW 43rd Ave. Gainesville, FL 32606 (352) 377-4977 T 0 N H 0 .71 E S BRING IN THIS AD AND WAIVE THE APPLICATION FEE!'

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 5 ON CAMPUS Students dress up, bake for Medieval Bugge Faire By JESSICA MILLER Alligator Contributing Writer More than 150 oversized ladybugs, spiders, butterflies and the occasional praying mantis invaded Turlington Plaza on Tuesday morning. For the UF course Bugs and People and 20 percent of their final grade, students flocked to the plaza to entomology professor Carl S. Barfield's 20-year tradition of. the Medieval Bugge Faire. Students, in groups of five or fewer, were responsible for researching the bug of their choice and preparing a dish. "The dish must look exactly like that bug in shape and color," Barfield said. "Exactly like it." Ten extra-credit points were given to each student who arrived dressed like a bug. The Scorpion Slayers, Crazy Critters and other self-named groups showed up with ladybug cupcakes, cookie caterpillars and spider sundaes. The dishes were complete with a name, list of ingredients and recipe directions. UF freshman Mackenzie Hellstrom made her family's recipe, Ants on a Log in a Pond. The dish consisted of raisins to resemble ants, celery to resemble a log and Jell-O to resemble a pond. "It was a treat my mom always used to make me when I was younger,"; Hellstrom said. Bugs and People is a 1000-level science course usually taken by students who want nothing to do with a career in biology or entomology. "Did you know there are at least four different species of mites living in the average human eyebrow?" Andrew Ruiz UF sophomore UF sophomore Andrew Ruiz said he originally enrolled in the course just to complete three of the six science credits he needed for his major. Ruiz, a telecommunications major, said he ended up looking forward to each lecture, even at 8:30 a.m. "I learned interesting facts I would have never imagined to be true," he said. "Did you know there are at least four different species of mites living in the average human eyebrow?" Economy concerns state N*56 PERCENT OF FLORIDIANS LISTED ECONOMY AS TOP ISSUE. By FAITH REAVES Alligator Writer With what may feel like a never-ending stream of budget cuts and layoffs, it comes as no surprise that Floridians regard the economy as their greatest concern. Of 1,200 Florida residents interviewed, 56 percent listed "economy/jobs" as the No. 1 issue facing the state, according to a poll released Monday by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc. for Leadership Florida. The poll was conducted in November and has a margin of error of 3.2 percent. The economy received only 7 percent in 2007, when taxes and government spending topped the list at 20 percent. It's not surprising that the economy, which was a main focal pointin the presidential campaign, is the top issue this year, said Brad Coker, managing director for Mason-Dixon. In the survey, 23 percent said personal debt was the single greatest stress on their household finances. The poll also showed Floridians want government officials to step up efforts to fix the economy. Sixty-three percent said they support offering business incentives, up from 55 percent in 2007. Incentives could support business expansion or relocation to Florida but would not necessarily be bailouts, Coker said. Forty-three percent of those polled preferred aiding Florida businesses over attracting those from out of state, the same as in 2007. Nineteen percent said there should be an emphasis on both. In addition to the increased focus on businesses, Floridians have also changed their views on growth, viewing it now as positive and an economic gain. Although Coker said there is usually a balance in opinions about growth, there was a 10 percent decrease in those who view it as more negative than positive. Coker said he thought voters looked positively at growth because it could stimulate the state's housing market. Leadership Florida, the group that organized the survey, was created by the Chamber of Commerce to train Floridian leaders and provides training sessions to leaders of Florida government, corporations and schools. Based on the results of the poll, Wendy Abberger, the president of Leadership Florida, said the organization would weave economic factors into all of its sessions. I WITH alligatorSports BLOWOUT SALE at the al/ new ALL used and discontinued gear must go!! cheap regs, bcs, and masks! wetsuits for $70! new fins and snorkels! Special: FREE computer with new Scuba kit!! 6450 SW Archer Road 7.7 miles west of 1-75 in Kanapaha Station near Beef 0 Bradys and Cloud 9 352. 377.DIVE (3483) www.aquaticcenter.com Advertise in the Spring 2009 Welcome Back edition and reach over 60,000 UF & SFCC students returning to school. Final Deadline: FridayJanuary 2,2009 Run Date:Tuesday, January 6,2009 15% OFF Discount Deadline: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Ask about our National Championship Game section discount. Call your Sales Rep Today: 376.4482 j

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6, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008 Pave Paradise Parking as important as graduate schools e cannot wait for the days when we're successful UF alumni capable of showering our beloved alma mater with donated cash -a "Thank you" for good times, bad times and in-between times we thought we would forget. How awesome would it be to have a UF building bearing your name? Each fall, thousands of rosy-cheeked barely legals would bust out their trusty campus maps to figure out how to get to a big slab of brick with your portrait hanging somewhere inside. How's that for an ego boost? That deal seems pretty swell, but we would gladly deny such a pompous course of action in favor of something more practical. Rather than attaching our names to a hall that will further constrict UF's parking calamity -like the addition of the new business graduate school Hough Hall -we would prefer to slap our surnames on a humongous new parking garage. We'know it sounds lame because, well, parking garages are pretty boring. -Honestly, though, if a 1,000-spot garage touched down mid-campus with our names attached, everyone living more than two miles from campus would be lining up to shine our do-gooder boots. We've been at UF long enough to know all about the road rage that goes with running late while hunting for parking, and it's pretty damn frustrating. Obviously, our big money-making days are pretty far down the road, so we'll just have to sit tight and enjoy the new 950spot garage way out on Gale Lemerand and Mowry. The only problem now is that once we find a spot, we need to find a way to get back to the part of campus where classes are actually held. Sketchy Business ow many scams have to make their way through Gainesville before its residents realize they shouldn't just look before they take an unforeseen financial leap? Forget simply looking. We should step back with a pair of binoculars and stare a fiery hole of skepticism through any odd situations requiring bank account information or uncommonly large sums of money. Everyone should employ the good ol' mantra that says, "If it's too good to be true, then it probably is.", Just in time for the holidays, the city is being ravaged by scams that, frankly, aren't even clever. No one should be taken in by the grammatically inept e-mails from someone they've never met asking for money to help move them overseas. Who really wires money to someone they've never heard of? We just want everyone to exercise the slightest bit of common sense. Here's the Editorial Board's friendly tip of the day, courtesy of a dear friend: If someone from Nigeria offers you inexpensive capuchin monkeys via the Internet, but asks for payment through Western Union or some other wireless transfer service, something is terribly amiss. Yes, this is a true story, and a friend of the Editorial Board's was taken in by it. Please protect your wallets this holiday season. Blow your money on your loved ones, not disease-carrying primates. a l l I ig he .nt n ida r aftagator Adam Wynn OPINIONS EDITOR The Alligator encourages comments from readers. Letters to the editor should not exceed 150 words (about one letter-stie page). They must he typed, doublespaced and must ricle tre author's name, classification a,0 phone numbe, Names, will he wirthheld if the wr~iter shows, just causee. We reserve the rigttt to edit he, length, gtrammat, styte atnd litbel. Sehd letters to tettersealligtor.oreg erg thhte he 1105 W. Unierty Ave., or seed the to P.O. Box 14257, GaInesvile, FL 32604-2257. Col mns oh ahot 550 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are alse wtelcome. Questions? Tell 376-4458. Opinions ALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/opinion It was at that moment that Allison realized how truly clever these scammers were. Present not only time to experience life I have a Wrestlemania theory about life. When I was younger, I was a huge fan of the World Wrestling Federation. I had a subscription to WWF magazine, dozens of action figures, the fake wrestling ring -the whole nine yards. I watched wrestling on television every week and followed all of the big events, especially Wrestlemania. Wrestlemania IV, the first I was personally aware of, was advertised as the "Best Wrestlemania Ever!" Then the next year came, and with it Wrestlemania V, which was supposed to be the real best Wrestlemania ever. That is, of course, until the next year, when I discovered that Wrestlemania VI actually was the best ever, at least up to that point. Even though I was a dumb kid, I was able to figure out they couldn't all be the best. It was equally unlikely that the most present Wrestlemania already was and always would be the best. It has taken me a lot longer to realize life is the same way. I always find myself clinging to the belief that the present semester is the hardest, laziest or most stressful of my academic career. Before I realize it, the end of the next semester comes. When it does, that semester usurps whichever superlative title applies at the time. In the moment, it is always already the most difficult or most whatever. This moment is ultimately all we have to work with as individuals. The past has slipped away, tarnished in selective memory, and the future is merely a figment, of our imagination. Both are placed in subjection to the present moment. In reflection, we see life experience is a composition of an infinite number of moments sliding into one another, Michael Belle lettersaligator.org but we are adamant about taking this moment out of that movement. We insist upon crowning this fleeting forever moment as an unflinching, unbiased point of origin. We have little trouble finding people who firmly think the current president is the worst president ever or others who think the world has neverbeen as dangerous as it is now. More than a handful espouse a worldview they assert is without flaw while every other person who ever has or ever will espouse a differing worldview is a moron for doing so. Those who insist the present moment is the proper lens through which all things are properly viewed are guilty of the worst kind of bias. Life is unwaveringly undecidable. We are each prompted to decide at every moment. That is why we cannot restrain ourselves when it comes to critiquing our existence. Every moment gives birth to a brand new context, one that always already exists. Keeping this in mind, we can freely consider this semester to be both best and worst, as well as all points in between. We are not condemned to suffer it, nor should we push ourselves to squeeze every drop of goodness from it before it disappears. As the saying goes, this too shall pass. All that being said, there is no doubt whatsoever about a single thing: Wrestlemania VI was the best Wrestlemania ever. To this day, I still can't believe that the Ultimate Warrior beat Hulk Hogan for the WWF Championship. Michael Belle is a political science graduate student. His cohnn appears on Wednesdays. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator. Today's question: Do people realy have free will? Tuesday's question: Would you Sprinkle on UF cologne? 40% YES 60% NO 136 TOTAL VOTES Jessica DaSilva EDITOR Hilary Lehman, Ken Schwencke MANAGING EDITORS Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, 7 Letters to the Editor Wes Hunt just being a columnist Here's some news for Wes Hunt: The problems you note don't apply only to UF students. All over the world people claim enough knowledge and authority to defend urban legends and half-truths as real and absolutely true. Regardless, congratulations to Mr. Hunt! He has succeeded with his colun. As a good opinion columnist, he has done more that just conrinunicate. He has transgressed, irritated and provoked, and in that provocation lies his success. Many criticize his lines, but few realize what is in between. Unfortunately .the general (American) public is not acquainted with sarcasm. Andres Corzo Lucioni 4LS Negativity hurts paper's reputation Allow me to speak up before things get out of hand. Normally when I read the opinion columns in the Alligator, they are cleverly written with good-natured humor and some food for thought. Both the Friday and Monday columns lacked all of the above. I have no problem with students speaking their minds, but you won't win me over to your side with bitter rants and flat attempts at sarcasm. You won't, change anyone's mind by blatantly attacking either. I like this paper. When I graduate, I'm going to miss the oddball stories, the sharp cartoons and the brilliant reporting of my favorite sports team. I will especially miss the opinion columns that foster thought and conversation among the Student Body. Please bring the wit back, and stop crushing my spirit with your negativity -I'm tired of hearing you blabber. Carolyn Terranova 4LS 0 E N Students still care about veterans I was disappointed with Phil Newman's comment in Monday's article about the Pearl Harbor memorial ceremony. To say that young people no longer care about the nation's veterans is a terrible misconception. While some college students may care more about the Gators clinching the Southeastern Conference title and a BCS National Championship Game berth, there are plenty of us who took time out of our Sunday afternoon to pay our respects to the men and women who served in the military during the attacks on Pearl Harbor. I was in attendance with a group of student veterans and saw several other young people there. As a graduate student with no personal connection to the military, I've been an avid supporter of our local veterans since I moved to Gainesville. I regularly attend football and basketball games and stay updated on all things Gators, but I still find time to support veterans of all ages. I can assure Mr. Newman that I am among hundreds of UF students who dedicate their free time to supporting veterans (and active service members) in any way we can. Kelly Packard 7JM Article understated ticketing issues I was disappointed with Monday's article on the student ticket disaster Saturday in Atlanta. As a student who spent nearly two hours waiting in the cold, I found the article took away from how much of a mess Saturday was. The article said students only missed minutes of the game, but I sat in the student section watching students trickle in at the end of the first quarter. I was standing in line when staff infonned us if we didn't stop "scaring" the staff and calm down, they would shut the doors and let no one in. I think the part that infuriated me the most was the attitude of the UF student staff. When I walked up to turn in my voucher, I smiled and handed the staff member (a UF student) my voucher. She looked up at me and said, very rudely, "You know, we've been open for two hours." I was shocked, so I replied, "I know. I've been outside in line for almost two hours." She was rude and unsympathetic. Had I known that there would only be two people checking IDs, I would have gotten in line sooner than two hours before kickoff. But to make it seem like the lack of efficiency in this system was my fault? Give me a break. Next time, Alligator, plea to get the real story, rather th over half-truth. U N E Dictor always working for s Sen. Fager's letter on Sen. as poorly conceived as it was Perhaps Fager forgot ab meeting on Amendment 2 tha a meeting at which every se Fager, approved a resolution to educate themselves on the of passing that ballot initiativ Perhaps Fager overlooked to reach across the table Independent and Gator Part' drive for socially responsible food service reform last sprin Perhaps Fager tuned o. drafting and presentation o commending UF students lines for their astounding campaign work in the 2008 election season. Of course, it would be politically expedient for Fager to discount Ben's tireless effort in building a broad, bipartisan front to oppose and eventually defeat legislation that would have stripped minority voices of their rights in the Senate. It's likely that if the Senate had not been approached with such abusive measures, Dictor's time could have been put toward some of the platform ideas Fager seems to value with such fortitude. The irony in Fager's diatribe is not the laughably erroneous caricature it paints of Ben; rather, it's that Ben is one of the only senators to have "proven results" from the last semester. Dave Schneider Rawlings Hall Student Senator I Dictor dedicated to improving SG se take the time As the public relations director for the an some glossed Political Science Honor Society, I have had the pleasure of serving with Mr. Dictor over the Michelle Kimmel last year on the executive board. 4BA I have witnessed firsthand his dedication, professionalism and intellectual curiosity as the acting vice president of the group. More importantly, as a student, I have students never ceased to be impressed with Mr. Ben Dictor was Dictor's rare political gifts as an activist and as inaccurate. a student senator of the College of Liberal Arts out the special and Sciences. t Ben organized, He has demonstrated the ability to ennator, including courage student involvement in Student urging students Government, build consensus, provoke meanpotential effects ingful debate and bridge partisan divides. e. .His grasp of the political process and d Ben's efforts passion for the democratic philosophies that and incorporate should be the cornerstone of any political senators in the body, including SG, are the main reasons why e investing and I am voicing my support for his candidacy g. I would encourage my peers and colt during Ben's leagues to do the same. 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8, ALLIGATOR E WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008 Pushing the block of rogress UF law student faces challenges from cerebra palsy, immigration By DAVID CUMMING' Alligator Writer Rafal Strzalkowski said his mother knew something was wrong when he was 12 months old. He couldn't stand up. Strzalkowski was diagnosed with cerebral palsy a few months later. Now, at 29 years old, his bright yellow Kuschall wheelchair rolls downtown like a rover, passing from coffee shop to restaurant -then back to coffee shop. Clothed in a dark blue UF Fredric G. Levin College of Law sweatshirt, he spools down Main Street at a steady, unhurried speed, carefully evading potholes in the bricked road like land mines. Strzakowski never sits still. He may be a bleach blond head that drifts by in a glance out the car window or just another working soul in a Starbucks lobby. "I'm one of the most recognized people in Gainesville," he said. Almost Invisible Strzalkowski was born two months premature. An incubator kept him alive for a few weeks. But the lack of sufficient oxygen at birth made him a spastic quadriplegic. He lost control of all four limbs, and his muscles constricted at random. He also lived behind the Iron Curtain. In the late 1970s, Communist Poland forgot the disabled, he said, and children hid away at "special schools." Strzalkowski may have been just another invisible child left behind had his parents not forced him into a regular lifestyle. "Communism was about people being happy and having hope and faith," he said. "The disabled didn't really fit into the perfect picture the communist society would always try to create." He said his parents did not know the extent of his disability. "My parents insisted that I be as normal as I could," he said, in an accent meshing English, Polish, German and Hungarian. From ages 7 to 10, Strzalkowski traveled from Warsaw, Poland, to Budapest, Hungary. There, he attended the Petb Institute -the world's leading conductive education center. Conductive education, developed by Andrds Pet6 in the 1930s, is a method of rehabilitation for people with motor disorders of neurological origin, such as cerebral palsy. Through treatment, it helps to recondition the brain to re-learn certain tasks after performing them multiple times. Strzalkowski said one activity that stimulates balance placed the children on top of large blow-up balls. "You stand up and turn your head -up, down, count to 10 and repeat," he said. Strzalkowski went through different forms of treatment until he was 16. Now he holds a pearly white coffee mug with his left hand and gently brings the frothy beverage to his lips. He has limited control over his right hand, which clutches a small black bag with his wallet, phone and passport. His two legs are still impaired, with restricted movement in his knees. If he tries to stand up, his legs remain in the 90degree position, so he is stationed in his chair. "I was very fortunate to be in the condition that I am," he said. "People with this condition often have no control over their hands and legs, and they can't move them with any control." But throughout his childhood, his parents insisted on keeping him in mainstream schools. "We learn, and we are shaped into who we are throughout interactions, social skills and talents," he said. "And if you have a kid that has so few avenues for interaction with the environment, the implications can be great." Strzalkowski knew many children with his disability, and after his success at the Petb Institute, many Polish parents in his community took their children out of special needs schools. "Kids learn from one another, which means that they also pick up their bad habits," he said. "So creating an environment that is not competitive or stimulating really drives you down. Not only are kids not learning, but they are harmed by the experience in a special school." "I'm one of the most recognized people in Gainesville." Rafal Strzalkowski UF law student But it was illegal for Strzalkowski to attend a normal school in Poland because the government mandated children with his condition attend special or home school. However, his parents made arrangements with teachers to have him in a normal classroom to receive an education. At the time, schools in Poland were not wheelchair-accessible. So his parents lifted him on their backs -up two flights of stairs David Cumming / Alligator In communist Poland, children with disabilities were shielded from public view and forced to attend special schools, Strzatkowski explains. every day to secondary school -until he graduated from high school. As they kept up the routine, his parents developed back injuries as they grew older. "This is how determined they were to make me succeed," he paused, letting out a deep breath. "It's very easy to give up. Most of the parents didn't really go to extremes like my parents did." The expectation during pregnancy is that the child will be born healthy, said James Klausner, director of the Gainesville Conductive Education Academy, which works with children who have neuromuscular disorders. "We should all withhold judgment unless we truly understand the amount of pressure that's put on the parents," Klausner said. If parents discover that the child is impaired, they can feel helpless. "Emotionally, that's just devastating as a parent," he said. After he was born, Strzalkowski's parents needed to think about his health and future. In the Strzalkowski household, life didn't conle easy. -People with disabilities in Warsaw weren't expected to travel around the city or go to movies and stores. The reality of elevators didn't exist in Poland, still marked by thousand-year-old Gothic architecture, he said. He learned English partly from watching "The Facts of Life," "Different Strokes" and "The Wonder Years" on television, the few American shows broadcasted in Warsaw at the time. Strzalkowski's mother joined him when he watched "The Wonder Years" and compared him and his brother Jacek, 36, to the stereotypical, aggressive relationship between the two siblings on the show. "Jacek would beat me up because he was older," he said. "We were never in that kind of loveydovey relationship. We called each other names, but I would always fight back." An End and a Beginning Jordan Hamilton Klausner was born on May 12, 1993. After complications at birth, he lost significant control over his body -a result of cerebral palsy. He received conductive education at 2 years old and was determined to overcome his disability. Jordan died in 1997. His .father, James Klausner, created the Jordan Klausner Foundation, a public charity based in Gainesville offering opportunities at the academy. "If you can imagine somebody who can't interact with you, can't talk, can't move, is very bright and is trapped inside his or her body," Klausner said, "it's very difficult to educate an individual that has that

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, 9 Strzalkowski applied to law school despite schools' discouragement difficulty." Klausner, a UF mechanical and aerospace engineering professor, met Strzalkowski through students who volunteered at the center. "If you look at Rafal and talk to him, you don't realize how severe his disability is," Klausner said. This severity led to difficulty enrolling in Warsaw schools. Many schools discouraged him from continuing his plans for law school, telling him classes were too difficult, crowded and inaccessible to people in wheelchairs. Strzalkowski took the acceptance test anyway, and after a few attempts, was accepted to the Warsaw University Faculty of Law. and Administration. "My first reaction was panic,". he said. "And then I passed the exam with flying colors. So I was ecstatic. I thought I was, going places at that point. "I thought, 'Wow, I'm going to be a lawyer."' Once he graduated summa cum laude in 2003, he realized being in a wheelchair made it difficult to find a job in Poland. "You kind of hope as you go along that the world changes with you," he said. "So maybe things would get better by the time I'd be done. And 25 years from now, it may be a country like any other. But I don't have 25 years to wait." Strzalkowski left everything behind in Poland. In 2004, he traveled alone to the U.S. to enroll at the UF law school's LL.M. in Comparative Law Program. The one-year program trains lawyers from other countries to learn about the American legal system. He knew what his purpose was: to practice law for human rights. "I am going to be sacrificing my career to help other people," he said. "I plan to give most of my money away because I don't think I'll ever be able to spend it all on myself. How many kitchen tops do I really need?" After he met Klausner, he knew where he was needed. When Strzalkowski graduated from the UF law program, he volunteered with the foundation, one of the few rehabilitation centers in the country. He served as a model of success and encouraged students to continue their rehabilitation. "The fact that Rafal is completely independent, is able to travel to the U.S. on his own, get a master's degree in law and now is pursuing a juris doctorate in law school, it's amazing that he's been able to achieve this much" Klausner said. After about 9 years of comDavid Cumming/ Alligator Strzalkowski waits outside the Alachua County Criminal Courthouse, where his trial practices took place. Strzalkowski sits at a bus stop downtown on a Sunday afternoon after studying for trial practices. bined schooling in law, Klausner offered Strzalkowski a position as assistant director of the center. But because he's not a U.S. citizen, Strzalkowski hopes to obtain a Visa for Aliens of Extraordinary Ability and labor certification through the Jordan Klausner Foundation. As immigration holds up the process, and with another graduation in one semester, he is running out of time. He may face deportation and would have to find other means of obtaining citizenship in the States. "I did have thoughts like, 'Maybe I should give up?"' he said. He said the problem with immigration is that it isn't able to understand what impact he may have on people's lives, such as serving as an advocate for conductive education in the U.S. "When you establish someone's merits and qualifications, it's not the number of degrees you hold, it's the quality of experiences," he said. With A Little Help Joshua Kaller was walking back from a party on Museum Road at 2:30 a.m. during his freshman year at UF. Across the parking lot, he spotted Strzalkowski at a nearby bus stop, sitting under the dimly lit overhang. Curious, he walked over and began a casual conversation, knowing that Strzalkowski may have missed the last bus of the night. "I coerced some friends to drive him home," Kaller said in a phone interview. Four years later, Kaller attends American University in Washington, D.C., where he receives weekly phone calls from "Raf" about his remaining time in Gainesville. Throughout college, he would "adventure' around" with Strzalkowski, helping him with errands and joining him downtown for karaoke night. "There's something about Raf's personality," Kaller said. "He's upfront, candid and too honest. He has a pure love for people and doesn't have many limitations." But when Strzalkowski took the Law School Admissions Test in 2005 for the first time, his limitations resurfaced. "I thought, 'Wow, I'm going to be a lawyer."' Rafal Strzalkowski UF law student He was denied disability accommodations during the LSAT exam by the Law School Admissions Council, which ultimately affected his score and instigated a rally outside of the law school after Halloween that year. "The rally was about making the law school aware of the practices they were promoting," Kaller said, who organized the assembly. "It was humble and small. It wasn't a Martin Luther King rally." Six months and a few extra classes later, Strzalkowski was accepted to the UF Levin College of Law. "We never knew if this was clear evidence from the rally, but we like to think it made some difference," said Kaller, who now attends law school because of Strzalkowski's impact on his life. Strzalkowski is a minority, Kaller said, because being an immigrant and disabled are two of the biggest hurdles to overcome. "It's the hard times that make the good times so much better," Kaller said. Strzalkowski still manages a seven-day routine. He hops on the bus downtown almost every night. Saturday nights in Gainesville are usually spent at Market Street Pub. On karaoke nights, he'll grab the microphone and sing Journey's "Don't Stop Believing," as the entire bar bursts into song like a raucous choir. If the week's workload isn't too much, he'll start the weekend early with a few Long Island Iced Teas at The Top on Thursday evenings for the $2 drink special. "I do have a weekly routine," he laughed. "As I'm getting older and older, I find I'm getting more and more predictable." And he knows where to draw the line. "Law school is four hours of class and eight hours of reading," he said. In the classroom, his friends push him to succeed through weeks of trial practices and studying. "Because of the struggle, I will be very disappointed if he does not create more advocacy, more change, to push the block of progress forward one more inch," Kaller said. The Long Ride Home Strzalkowski waits at a bus stop off Main Street after a long night of karaoke. The corner streetlamp casts a long shadow on his pale face. A few minutes pass. The Later Gator B arrives on time. He doesn't wave it down. The wheelchair lift creaks, lowers and lifts him up inside the bus. The driver helps him with his seat belt. The motor rumbles. Strzalkowski is on his way.

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10, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008 UF's Southwest Recreation Center is turning your sweat into savings. The center has six elliptical machines hooked up to a system that converts energy from a workout into electricity that is pumped back into the power grid, saving money on utilities. Four more machines will be installed within the next week or so, said Hudson Worthington Harr, founder of ReRev and inventor of the technology, called ReCardio. It cost UF about $1,500 to install the first six machines, said David Bowles, UF director of RecSports. Harr, who graduated from UF in 2007 with a finance degree, said he will install the new machines free of charge because he likes to give back to his alma mater. He said the six machines; have produced about 300 kilowatt hours of electricity since the beginning of the semester. The average U.S. residence used about 920 kilowatt hours a month in 2006, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. -THOMASSTEWART Funds unlikely for this year PRESS, from page I vanced classes with professors willing to create their own materials for the class, she said. And once the textbook or course pack is available to students in one class, it would be made available online to students throughout the entire educational system in Florida, she said. At that point, the materials can also be modified by other professors who want to tailor them to the needs of their specific class, she said. It becomes an open-source "Wikipedia-ish" type of system, she said. Because of the state of the economy, Babb said she doesn't think the press will get the money from the Legislature this year. With state economists predicting the recession to last until 2010, it may be a few years until students will see free course packs. As a result, local copy centers like Target Copy, which is less than a block away from the press's office on Northwest 15th Street, may be able to rest for the time being. UF to relocate 118 faculty and staff spaces Cardio powers rec Drive West lot will be redesignated All Red. -105 gated spaces will be created by "virtually" gating Inner Road, Mallory Hall and the southernmost row of the Fine Arts lot. -17 Car Pool parking spots will be moved from the lot at Inner Road/Fine Arts building to the lot near Yulee Hall and Reid Hall. 81 Orange s oaces will move from the parking lot near Inner Road, Fine Arts C and Mallory Hall to the lot near Yulee Hall and Reid Hall. The 98 Red 1 spots in the parking lot near Yulee and Reid halls will go two places: 61 spots in the parking garage near Norman Hall will be change to Red 1, and 37 spots in the surface lot in front of the Hume parking garage will now be Red 1 instead of All Red. 3 r Ave a Br 371-367 -37 I-EMS Breakfast, Entrees, Pressed Sandwiches, Pastries, Soups, Salads, Desserts, Caf6, and more. Virtually Cuban 2409 SW I-3th ST m,, hv 336-4125 Wwwwvlrtual Vcuhan-cam TONPARKING, from page 1 near Criser Hall to the lot by Fletcher Hall and Sledd Hall just south of University Avenue (currently a Red 1 lot). 0 Twenty-three All Red spaces in the lot near Graham Hall will become Red 1. To help compensate for the loss of All Red spots, 125 All-Decal spaces in the Bledsoe Library West / P Future site of M r Hough Hall U P The Stadium Broward Dinin P Reitz Tennis Union p Broward P p P Beach Hume Residential Physics P P Complex Bldg. KEY: -P= parking complex -Colors are indicative of required decals -Solid arrows represent displaced purple decals -Dashed linessrepresent displaced orange decals Vinky Cabrera / Alligator staff 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 TODAY and Friday, January 2. These deadlines apply to both Display and Classified Advertising. Display Advertising Classgled Advertising 376-4482 376-4446

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Food drive runs through Dec. 10, 2008 You CAN make a difference:) Coupon value is $9.00 Proceeds go to Gainesville Harvest, THE BEST SPRING SPECIALS All inclusive w/free roommate matching Move in for ONLY $99 4/4 @ $399 3/3 @ $429 2/2 @ $549 Lexington Crossing 373-9009 4-22-72-1 BEST ROOM IN G'VILLE Lovely house 8BR/4BA, pool w/jacuzzi, backyard. 15'x15' rm, pvt BA w/shower, walk-in closet, Temperpedic twin, futons, TV, desk, minifridge. $800/mo incl cable/utils 305-799-6185 12-10-08-19-1 Private setting 2/1 Newly upgraded and furn w/ W/D Avail cable/internet On bus rt 3/4 mi to U/F, major shopping, Shands. Sorry no pets. $735/mo. Call 1-727-423-9463 1210-08-18-1 Windsor Park. 2BR/2BA Furnished Unit. New W/D. Clubhouse, fitness and business/computer center. Cable/Internet incl. $525/ea. room obo. 305-788-5681/ Wtindsor5l5@gmail.com. 1-6-08-18-1 $295 Condo Rms At University Commons Walk to UF campus & bus routes. 2BR/2BA. Indiv leases & locks. Washer, dryer, kitchen, balcony, Free HBO. Brad bradshepherd2@gmail.com 813-854-5628 12-10-08-8-1 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 1-6-08-9-1 FURNISHED 3BR/3BA #1117 Windsor Park Condos. 3705 SW 27th St. $550/mo.elec incl. Bus comes every 10 min. Vast amenities. For info: 386-597-1167 1-6-08-8-1 room in a NW quite home $400 includes it all wireless, TV in room 72 channels, bus to UF is near, for female, international welcome sharing with two others Barbara 352-2818935 12-10-6-1 The Enclave Sublease for Spring 2009 Brand new apartment pets allowed bdr in 4 bdr apartment large bdr 12'x 12' with own bath and walk in closet, walking distance to bus stop buses 34,35,36 short ride to UF $450 + utilities Great Deal! Call (561)3465013 12-10-08-5-1 Female only to share apartment at The Enclave for second semester. $600 plus half utilities .972-467-0390, Kristen 12-1008-5-1 ***HIDDEN LAKE APARTMENTS* 2/2 LUXURY APTS. $490/PER PERSON SPECIALS???HUNDREDS OF $$$$ CALL NOW TO FIND OUT HOW! 352-374-FUNN (3866) 4-22-72-1 FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED LARGE HOUSE 5BR/3BA, wood floors. 1 mile to UF, 1 block from Newberry Rd & Plaza Royal Shopping. 3806 SW 2nd Ave. $1600/mo Call 407-363-7198 or 407-234-1380 1-6-08-6-1 $299 A MONTH! Walk to UF! Campus Realty 352-692-3800 1-28-08-20-1 $555-1br/A1ba in new 4/4 apartment for spring/summer. Cable, internet, utilities included. Individual lease. Walk in closet, own locks. Price negot. Avail Dec 16 (get dec free) call 321-604-0830 or email cartdavis@gmail.com 1-6-5-1 UNIVERSITY CLUB k P A R T M E N T S FREE PIZZA! University Club OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, December 11, 2008 from 6-8 pm. Now leasing and new furniture packages for 2009-2010! Stop by for a slice of pizza and a tour of Gainesville's Best Student Living. We are at 2900 SW 23rd Terrace, just south of Archer Road. Call us at 352-380-9899 or visit us at www.universityclubapts.com. See you there! 12-10-08-4-1 Roommate needed to share 3/2.5 Townhouse. Approx. 1.5 miles to UF and on 2 bus routes. $600/month utils.,cable, & internet included. Available 1/1/08. Call (772)633-6687. 1-14-08-10-1 -FREE FOOD catered by Gator's Dockside Entertainment including Kiss 105.3 The chance to win amazing prizes, including a $500 gift certificate to the UF Bookstore, iPod Shuffle, speakers, iPod Skins, Talking Walls Gift Certificates and more! Sign up for a membership to the UF Alumni Association -Take your photo with Albert and Alberta! Serious Student, Non-Smoker Wanted Windsor Park Condo 3BR/3BA $425/mo, Mo-to-Mo Close to campus, includes internet, cable TV, -washer, dryer, pool, hot tub, weight room Matt 941-323-0778, flrgtr@ufl.edu 1-1612-1 Room available: Huge master suite in large home. Pool community near UFNA. Nonsmoking professional only. Utils, internet, cable TV, & garage. Kitchen & laundry avail. $525/mo. Call 219-3410 1-6-08-3-1 $590 1/1 in a 3/3 LUXURY townhome at The Woodlands of Gainesville, All inclusive! BRAND NEW (only lived in for 2 mos). Two respectful female roomates. HUGE room! Visit www.woodlandsofgainesville.com for fp, pics, and info. Call Maria 561-632-6700 to come see apt! 12-10-2-1 The Estates-$530 or best offer Includes elec, internet, cable, gym, pool close to campus/buses Jan-July take over lease Joanna 727-480-1651 jo238@ufl.edu 9-08-5-1 1Spring 08 semester leases avail NOW. 2blks to UF 4BR/2BA indiv lease, or pre-lease now for low fall rates, free utils, cable, & internet. Fully furn, new floor & paint. Pool, laundry rm, sec. Avail for spring semester or fall 3594445/www.lamanchaapts.com 1-9-08-5-1 For R ent QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE. Rustic 1BR apt. $380/mo. *1BR cottage $435/mo. Call 378-9220 or mobile 213-3901. 4-22-08-72-2 TWO BLOCKS TO UF! Studios and 1/1s as low as $450 Available Now and Spring '09 $0 MOVE IN FEES 371-0769 CollegeParkUF.com 4-22-08-72-2 *LYONS SPECIAL* $99 1st month's rent 377-8797 4-22-08-72-2 NO FEESI 1 MONTH FREE 2 BEDROOM ONLY $724! Includes water/sewer HUGE Floorplans! Pets Loved 335-7275 4-22-08-72-2 THE ULTIMATE IN LUXURY NEW DOWNTOWN APTS Studios*Ones*3 Bed Townhouses Washer & Dryers in every home! Wood Floors*Alarms*Balconies*Pets OK Be exclusive! 338-0002 4-22-72-2 Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to shopping, bus line and a few miles from UF. Price range $445 to $665. Includes water, sewer, garbage and pest control. Sorry no pets allowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 422-08-72-2 I MONTH FREE NO FEES! *1 BEDROOM ONLY $560 Courtyards w/pools Quiet *Walk/Bike to UF/Shands Pets Loved 372-7555 4-22-08-72-2 Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 538-2181 lv message 4-22-08-72-2

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12, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008 Renit -| For Rnor'ent For Rent For Rent unfurnise |,ufrihe nunse ufunished -unfurnished ) Available TODAY & Jant 2/1.5 900 sq. ft-$710 Townhomel Washer/dryer! Dishwasher! We love Pets! No move-in fees & 1 mo free! Pinetreegardens.com*376-4002 4-22-72-2 Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term available. Private Owner. $595-up. 352-5382181. Lv msg 4-22-08-72-2 MONTH FREE/NO FEES!!! Oxford Manor HUGE 1/1's, 2/2;'s, 3/3's Less than 1 mi from UF!tl *FREE tanning&cable *GIANT 24hr gym (352) 377-2777 4-22-72-2 ** ELLIE'S HOUSES ** Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-10-71-2 2BRs STEPS TO UF! $0 MOVE IN FEES $500 Signing Bonus! As low as $296/person 371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com 4-22-08-72-2 Now you can easily submit your classified ad for print and/or web editions right thru our website! Just go to wwW.alligator.org/classifieds Visa and Mastercard accepted. THE LAURELS APARTMENTS *Sign TODAY, get I MONTH FREE* on our luxury, 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime All Amenities plus FREE Tanning Gated*Alarms*Pet Friendly 335-4455 www.thelaurelsuf.com 4-22-08-72-2 Huge2 &3 BR's Starting at $730 Pets Welcome Great location* Close to UF, Dining 373-1111* SpanishTrace.org 4-22-08-72-2 Don't Settle Come Home to Cobblestone 2/2 & 3/3 Luxury Apts. Tanning, Pool, Bus stop, Cable, Dog Park & MORE! (352)377-2801 4-22-72-2 Bivens CoveLeasing for NOW & Spring! 1 BR-$669/mo, 2BR-$799/mo, ONE MONTH FREE & NO Move-in Fees! Call or Come by Today! 376-2507 4-22-08-72-2 All Paws On Deckl Huge 1&2 Beds*Great LOW rates FREE Cable Free Internet Full W/D in each unitl'Free Tanning! Move NOW: 372-8100 4-22-72-2 The BoardwalkLeasing for Now & Springlt 2BR-$759/mo 3BR-$959/mo NO MOVE-IN FEES Great Bus Route Call or Stop by Todaytl 377-7401 4-22-08-72-2 ALL THE SPACE YOU NEED! At the price you want No Move-in Feest Move in TODAY! 1, 1 w/den & 2 BRs -Reduced Rates! FREE UF parking FREE Gym Pets Welcome 352-332-7401 4-22-72-2 *@@PARKINGOOO Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-22-08-72-2 Your Mom wants you to live here 1, 2, or 3 BR *Great Deals* Pet friendly, Gated (352)372-0400 4-22-72-2 JANUARY SPECIALS! Why wait to move in the Fall? Luxury 1/1 @ $699 No Deposit -Move in TODAY! 352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com 4-22-72-2 Affordable, Quiet, Comfortable 1's from $539 2's from $375/person Close to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza Pet Friendly 376-1248 www.hiddenvillageapt.com 4-22-08-72-2 AS BIG AS A HOUSE! Huge 4BR TH W/D inc. FREE UF Parking*FREE Gym Call for specials 332-7401 4-22-72-2 Great LOW Ratest GIANT 1&2 Beds No move-in fees*Full W/D! We love pets* Free Tanning! Call now: 372-8100! 4-22-08-72-2 LIVE THE DOWNTOWN LIFE Steps from clubs-blocks to UF Studios. 1/1's, 2/2's & 3/3's Reserve NOW for fall! 338-0002 4-22-72-2 MUHQE UM WAI IC Gainesville's Best Kept Secret Leasing for Fall & NOW! Luxury 2/2 TH FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Alarms Walk to UF *379-WALK 4-22-72-2 THREE BLOCKS TO UF! 2br/lba from $650 No Move-in Fees! Water included Wood floors avail! Pets loved! FREE Parking! 372-7111 4-22-08-72-2 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.lakewoodvililas.com 4-22-08-72-2 0 SPYGLASS @ 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. FREE parking. 372-7111 Collegemanor.org 4-22-08-72-2 ***HIDDEN LAKE APARTMENTS"' 3/3 LUXURY APTS. $425/PER PERSON CALL NOWTO FIND OUT HOW WE WILL SAVE YOU HUNDREDS OF $$$$ 352-374-FUNN (3866) 4-22-08-72-2 AVAILABLE TODAY 1BRs *As low as $514 $0 move in fees Pets ok, W/D Avail, Wood Floors Avail, Pool 371-0769 CollegeParkUF.com 4-22-08-72-2 Walk to Class! 1 brs from $565 -150 ft from UF! $0 move-in fees! Move-in Today! FREE parking! Pets Welcome! 372-7111 CollegeManor.org 4-22-08-72-2 Vaulted ceilings, resort style pool. And more!! Your luxurious 4/4 is waiting! COME IN TODAY and receive a personal check for. $300!!!!!! 352-271-3131 4-22-72-2 Action Real Estate Services Houses to Condos 1-4 BR, Starting at $450 www.action-realtors.com 352-331-1133 4-22-08-72-2 Moving in the FALL? Close to UF -Tanning, 3 Pools 24 hr gym, Billiards Room B-ball, V-ball & Tennis courts 352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com 4-22-72-2 Brand Spankin' New Move-in today and WE PAY YOU Visit our models and sign for Fall 09 Hugeluxury 1br-4brs with tvs in kitchen Beach-entry pool*free tanning*pet friendly *352.376.0696 www.EnclaveUF.com* 4-22-08-72-2 Now you can easily submit your classified ad for print and/or web editions right thru our website! Just go to www.alligator.org/classifieds Visa and Mastercard accepted. 2 bed luxury condos for rent. Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony, super quiet construction. $1600/mo. Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453 4-22-72-2 Tired of Vanilla Apts? Check out our newly renovated 1, 2, or 3 bdrm floorplans starting at $795, with only $99 move-in fees. (Limited time offer) Windmeadows Apts 3700 Windmeadows Blvd (Behind Butler Plaza) 352-373-3558 12-10-08-74-2 Homestead Apartments 1 Month Free on our 1 BR & 2BR/1 BA $189 moves you in 1 & 2 BDs starting from $599 Please call (352) 376-0828 gremco.com 12-10-74-2 Pinerush Villas 2 Months FREE $139 moves you in 1 & 2 BDs starting from $499 Please call (352) 375-1519 gremco.com 12-10-74-2 Sundown Apartments First month free $139 moves you in Studio apts starting from $499 Please call (352) 377-2596 gremco.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 SUN ISLAND Both Decembers FREE on 13 mo lease! Sun Bay 0 Sun Key 0 Sun Harbor 352-376-6720 12-10-08-71-2 *@WOODLAND 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 TODAYt! 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 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. 2BRI2.5BA $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. $41 0-$495/mo. Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 Gore-Rabell.com 4-22-08-72-2 Walking Distance to UF Law Schoolt! 419 NW 25th Street. Clean, beautiful newer home 3 bd/2ba w/d included! $1500/mo. Avail, end of Deciearly 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 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 352-3752900. 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 4-22-08-72-2 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 apple, garage, scr patio, comm pool, 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.* 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 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 dgily 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 1st,$480 379-4952 12-10-08-17-2 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 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 1-608-17-2 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 *FORGETTHE CAR *SAVE THE GAS* WALK TO CAMPUS 3/2 1351 sqft 1118 NW3Ave $995 3/21500sqft 403NW25St $1100 4/2 1736 sq ft 5 NW 25 St $1150 Edbaurmanagement.com-1731. NW 6th St375-7104 12-10-08-15-2 Brand New Campus View Condosmaple cabinets, all apple. incid., w/d, 9ft ceilings, cwn molding, int.hlwy, alarm 2/2 $1000 w/1 decaled pking space & 3/3 $1500 w/2 decaled pking 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 fir $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 ******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

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008M ALLIGATOR, 13 For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent ll unfurnished unfurnished a unfurnished unfurnished a unfurnished ) **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 room, 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-1 731 NW 6th 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 TODAYI 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 1/1s 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 1-2008-21-2 **ARCHER ROAD HOUSE** 3BR/2BA, fenced backyard, tile floor, nice. $775/mo. Call Greg 214-3291 12-10-12-2 Room in 3br house includes all utilitiesinternet and washer/dryer. Ten minutes from campus. One at 400 and one at 350. 3331 nw 20th ave Call 850-803-5342 1-9-08-15-2 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 paint 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 J UCJLC U U Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers Summit House I BR Condo for $605 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 1-6-08-10-2 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 1-6-08-9-2 2BR 1BAApts $600/Mo 5 Blks 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 1 BA 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 3BR 2BA Home near UF! $850/Mo Tile and Carpet Floors, Central H & Air, Xtra 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 1BLKto 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 W/D. 352-372-3131 12-10-08-6-2 Ti -WTi tSt by Fifi 1. LANGUAGE: What is a diacritical mark? 2. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What kind of creature is air ocelot? 3. AD SLOGANS: What soft drink was known in the 1971s is lire Unco4. TRANSPORTATION: What kind of ship is a dhow? 5. GEOGRAPHY: Where was the ancient kingdon of Northumibria located. FASIION: What is a Iengarry? 7. RELIGION: Who was John the Baptist's lather? 8. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Who was tlre first Airrican-horn citizen to he canonized by tie Catholic Church? 9. IITERATURE: Who is tlre author of"Le Morie D'Arilhri"? 10. TELEVISION: Who played the character of "Clapain Kangaroo i the TV series? Answers 1. A mark added ito a letter that indicates a different pronunciation 2 WiIdeal 4. Traditional Arabic sailing vessel 5 Northeast Englrl.soutliern Scoti>. Woolen cap of Scottish oriciri 7. Zacharias S. Elizabeth Ann Scion 9. Sir Thomas Malory 10. Bob Keeshan I -i 2008 Kim, o e Synd .hic. 3BR/2BA House. Hardwood floors, fireplace, new baths, screened patio, big yard, minutes to UF, on bus route, carport, storage shed. $1400/mo. 1st/last/sec. 954-899-7197 16-08-7-2 1/2 mile off Archer Rd. Close to UF, Shands, VA Hospital on SW 31st Pl. 2BR/1BA apt. Ceramic tile, cent AC/heat, W/D hook-ups. $590/mo. 407-363-7198, 407-234-1380 16-08-6-2 3BR 2BA House for rent. Privacy fence, new wood floors, fireplace and attached garage. Quiet neighborhood, Off Tower Rd. ONLY $950/mth 352-494-6485 1-16-08-14-2 MONTICELLO CONDO 2BR/2BA 1 car garage. Pool & tennis court privileges. Across from GHFC. No pets. $1000/mo. Call 331-6872 1-20-08-15-2 ***GORGEOUS HOME*** 3BR/2BA Bike To UF! Just redone w/ new appliances, hrdwd, tile, granite, deck, private acre yard plus lawn service, on RTS line $1295 Call 373-5295 1-6-08-7-2 Immaculate NW 3br/2ba home on Ige lot, convenient to dtwn & UF, wood firs, den/fam.room, yard care 3726 NW 36th St $1100/mo .Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-375-7104 12-10-08-5-2 3 br/2ba doublewide on 6.75 acre, fenced & cross fenced, includes pole barn, great for horses $1000/mo Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St375-7104 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 freely Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St375-7104 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 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 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 **3/2, 3 Blocks to UF** W/D, Pets, Dec Free $1200/mo. 352-375-8256 4-22-76-2 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 2BR/1 BA SPACIOUS TOWNHOUSE 7209 SW 45th PI, Gainesville. Cent H/AC, W/D hk-up. $600/mo, $500 sec dep. No pets. Call 386-462-0994 1-6-08-4-2 WALK TO UF -2 bdrms in 4/2 house Female Roommates Needed Immediately $520/month + util. Full bed included Wireless included; Plenty of Parking If interested, call Sarah 561-843-7452 1210-08-3-2 **Available Now** 5 blocks from UF Rare loft apt. lbdrm bath Lg floorplan w/kichenette Energy efficient central air and ceiling fan Washer and Dryer on site No pets Call before its Gone 226-4111 or 283-5411 1-6-08-4-2 3BR/1BA HOUSE 1 car garage. Biking distance to UF. $900/mo. $700 sec dep. No pets. 825 NW 10th Ave. 386-462-0994 1-6-08-4-2 LARGE HOUSE -2000 sq ft. 5 min to campus. 3/3. Cent H/AC, wood floors, W/D, large fenced in yard, pets ok. $1250/mo + utils. 514-0264 shanaelan@hotmai.com 1-6-08-4-2 4/2 PLUS STUDY, HOME FOR RENT Corner lot, W/D, 2385 sq ft for $1800 + $1800 dep. 3608 NW 22nd Pl. Call 352-214-1956 1-6-08-4-2 Immaculate and newly renovated historic home. New hardwood firs, appliance, paint. Walk to campus. 3/1 $800/mo. For two occupants. Through July 31st. 911 NW 10th Ave. 215-7199 1-6-08-4-2 NICE ONE BEDROOM APT Refinished hardwood floors, tile bath, includes W/D, swiming pool, all utils. Great location just 5 min to UF & downtown. Rent $615. Call Mr. Kristoff 332-5030 1-6-08-4-2 Just Reduced! 2BD/1BA House for rent. Oaks of Kanapaha.'$800/mo. 1st, last, $400 security required. Lease through August then yearly. Lawn maintenance included. 352 2581600 or brudekr@cox.net 12-10-08-3-2 2 Blocks from UF Stadium 1 Person Studio Apartment Available Jan. 1 352-377-2930 1-6-08-4-2 BRAND NEW FOR AUG 09 CAMPUS VIEW PLACE 2BR/2BA OR 3BR/3BA Luxury Suites near Shands, Norman Hall, UF Sorority Row 1240 SW 9th Road Please visit us at the model 1185 SW 9th Road 1-5pm Union Properties 352-373-7578 www.campusviewplace.com 4-22-75-2 LEASING FOR AUG 09 Quality Student Housing Near UF, Norman & Shands 1,2,3,4 & 5 BR Properties List Avail Jan 20th1! Please call or emailus to Receive a list before they Are all gonel! Union Properties 352-373-7578 info@rentgainesville.com www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2 CAMPUS VIEW SOUTH Now Leasing 2BR/2BA Luxury Dual Suites 1185 SW 9th RD $1000/mo Close to UF, Norman Hall & Sorority Row. Union Properties 352-373-7578 www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2 WNW.RENTGAINESVILLE.COM Check out all of our available listings! 1, 2, 3 & 4BR Properties. Many have been drastically reduced For immediate occupancy! Union Properties 352-373-7578 4-22-75-2 NOW LEASING 2BR/1 .5BA MidTown Apts Parking/laundry hkups Walk to UF $850/mo Union Properties 352-373-7578 www.rentgainesville.corn 4-22-75-2 MOVE IN TODAY Casa East end unit 2BR/2.5BA $800/mo Pets OK w Fee Union Properties 352-373-7578 www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2

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14, ALLIGATOR N WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008 For Rent For Rent Subleases Subleases Roommates l unfurnished unfurnished a ll PET FRIENDLY! 3BR/3BA w room to run behind Hilton on SW 34th ST Union Properties 352-373-7578 www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2 Available NOW 1 BR/1 BA w/laundry hkups Pets OK w/fee close to UF Water, sewer & trash incl. Union Properties 352-373-7578 www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2 $995/MO 3BR/2BA NEAR UF!! w/d incl. 2041 NW 7th Place Large family room w/fireplace Hardwood floors & nice yard Union Properties 352-373-7578 www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2 Looking Glass Apartments. Roommate Wanted 2/2. Walk to UF, by stadium-GO GATORS! New carpet, baywindow. W/D inclu, call 941-223-3150 $575 1-6-08-4-2 2B/2B BIG apartment for $755. Arbor Park: quiet, clean, 3 min from campus. Complex has W/D. Pets OK.?D/W. Lease begins in Jan w/ no deposit. Call 850.766.1113 1210-08-2-2 2Bd/1Ba House in Duckpond Nbhd Avail Dec 27th for 1 Year Lease, 2 miles to UF, CH/A, 1 car garage, W/D, DW, Microwave, Patio, Large Fenced Yard, off street parking, pest control, $1100/mo + Utilities 352-278-1176 1-6-08-3-2 For rent 4 bd 2 bath with family room. Close to university, schools, shopping and dining. Great for roommate sharing. Call Bobbie at 352-514-6712 1-8-08-5-2 Live Alone! 1BD/1 BA. Bike to UP! Pets OK! W/D Included. Very quiet Creekside Villas -1515 NW 29th RD 32605. Flexible lease terms. Walk to food and shops. $625 rent. $350 deposit. 352-275-2843 or blw@ufl.edu 1-6-08-3-2 Cute & Clean! Studio duplex apt. in quiet NW area near Ward's Market & Main St. Public. Convenient to shopping & busline, bike to UF. Available Jan '09, maybe sooner! $425/mo. 352-338-7670 shepley@cozygaor.com 1210-08-1-2 Cute & Clean Vintage 4bd/2.5ba house behind Applebee's. Bike to UP! Wood floors' CH/AC, W/D, fans, blinds. Huge rooms! Available Dec'08. 907 NW 11th Ave. $1350/ mo. shepley@cozygator.com 352-338-7670 12-10-08-1-2 Cute vintage 1-BR apt. behind Applebee'sbike to UF! Available Jan. or sooner. Wood floors,large yard,quiet area-great for grads! 352-338-7670 or shepley@cozygator.com Others available atwww.cozygator.com 1210-08-1-2 Cute & Funky upstairs loft behind Leo 706 six blocks to UF/downtown. Available Jan or sooner. Short lease possible. $450/mo (352)338-7670 or shepley@cozygator.com Others places listed at www.cozygator.com 12-10-08-1-2 3 bedroom/2 bath condo for rent! Close to campus & shopping. New laminate wood floors & paint. Fenced deck to community pool. Friendly neighbors in Marchwood. Washer, dryer & dishwasher included. $1100/ month -available NOW! Call (352)384-3604 & Iv msg or e-mail enkanderson@gmail.com 12-10-08-1-2 A+ VALUE 2BR/2BA Affordable $699 townhouse Appealing 4411 SW 34th St location Attracts serious students Apply NOW 352-377-2791 12-10-08-1-2 Paradise in Gainesville. Beautiful 3/2 House with private fenced yard, screened porch, and deck with spa. Close to N FL Reg Med Center, Oaks Mall, and UF. $1500/mo. Pat Wilson, Sun Lu Properties (352)373-0874. 1-6-08-2-2 WALK TO UF 3 Bed/2 Bath house in prestigious Golfview Estates located between Law School and Golf Course. $1475mo. Call 305-788-4103 12-10-08-1-2 *CAMPUS EDGE CONDO* 2/2 Walk to UF, Shands & VA. Tile floor, W/D in unit, avail fall. Reasonable rate. 239-2506149, 239-992-2449 1-30-08-19-2 a uease Apartments Sublet & Roommates Browse FREE! www.SUBLETcom 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 12-1030-3 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 $550/mo. incl utils.1BR in 2BR/2.5BA townhouse with WID, DAW, 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 1-6-08-21-3 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 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! 1 BR/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. 1-608-14-3 Live without roomates across the street from campus! College Manor spring 2009 sublease. 1 BR/1 BA apt. $565/mo + Utilities. Will leave apt furnished. Pet-friendly complex. 352-328-9518 danilizaso@ufl.ed u 12-1008-13-3 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 amenities. Call Kellie at 352-283-0860 12-10-9-3 $500-11 available in 2/2 townhome 4 spring/ summer. Cable, internet, water & sewer incId. 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 $425-1 or 2 females needed for Univ. Terrace condo on 34th; utilities included; un/furnished, bus routes 12 and 35; call 352.514.3398 or email anu87@ufl.edu 1-12-08-8-3 $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 $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 Arbor Lofts. Only 3 blocks from UF by the football stadium!! ibed/ibath 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 1 BR 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/1B $630 a month, partially furnished, less than 1.2 miles from the stadium good until 07/09, option to extend, call or te'xt 386-589-5987 or jedi1987@ufl.edu 12-10-08-5-3 EXTREMELY QUIET 1 BD/1 BA LIVE ALONE 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 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 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 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 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 or321-431-6052 12-10-08-5-3 2 MONTHS FREE RENT! NO MOVE IN FEES! 1/1 IN 2/2 @ HIDDEN LAKE $520 month wl 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 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!l 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 Sublease in Royal Village 1 room in 4/2 female apt. Available now. First month free! $499/mo incl all utilities. Roomies are quiet and clean. Lease now-July. 239-405-1491. 12-10-3-3 1/1 in 3/3 Gateway at Glades apartment complex. Bedroom has own bathroom & walk-in closet. EVERYTHING included in rent except electricity overage (split 3 ways). ,Must be female! Contact stefanieapost@gmail.com 1-608-3-3 Sublease available Spring and/or Summer 2009. Price is negotiable, incl utilities, cable TV, internet. Females only. 1/1 in 4/4 apartment at The Estates, close to UF. Contact Carolina if interested 305-495-7270. 1-608-3-3 1BR/1BA in a 2BR/2BA apartment in Country Village on Archer Rd. Rent $465 + Utilities around $100 per month. Great location and great roommate. Call 352-208-1142 or curvedestroyers@gmail.com 12-10-1-3 1 Br/1 Ba sublease in a 2/2 @ Cabana Beach. Washer/dryer, fully furnished. Free internet and cable. Include utilities. Pool, gym, bus line. Normally $609/mo, but sublease at $450/mo. Available now until end of July. (352) 870-4026. 1-7-3-3 Sublease brand new apartment at the Woodlands of Gainesville. 1 bedroorih in a 2Br/2Ba, vaulted ceilings, fully furnished $660 a month. If interested please call(954)801-7557 1-9-08-5-3 The Laurels 1/1 townhome. Private gated community avail now thru Aug. W/D incl. w/free tanning, HBO & showtime. Semi-furn w/various amenities. $869/mo (negotiable) Call Ashley 941-915-6439 1-9-08-3-3 WALK TO UF 3Bed/2Bath House in prestigious Golfview Estates located between Law School and Golf Course. Will rent rooms to singles @ $500 or house for $1475. Call 305-788-4103 12-10-08-1-3 1 BR/1 BA Apartment Downtown $425 per month! Start soon, Sublease OR Full year! Call Wes 941-468-2745 1-6-08-2-3 R mmates 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 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 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 Female roommate needed in condo I 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 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 1-6-08-9-4 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 HANDYNIAN 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 Roommate needed 2BR/2.5Ba furn townhome in Brighton Park on bus route to UF every 15 mins. $400/mo + utils. Call Bobby 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 MOST WANTED I Brad Jernigan White Male (DOB 03/29/78); 5'03', 155 lbs, Black Hair, Brown Eyes Wanted for: 4 Felony Violation of Probation Warrants for 2 Counts of Felony Larceny, Pawnrboker Transaction Fraud, Dealing in Stolen Property and Illegal Use of a Credit Card ALACHUlA COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS Call (352) 372-STOP

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008 K ALLIGATOR, 15 U R-oommtates .J w -Roommates Real Estate Furnishings-i a l Com'puters Non-smoking, quiet roommate, mif, needed to share a 2 br/ 2bath townhouse asap. in the Rockwood Villas on 62nd Blvd. $395/month. MikeReed@cfl.rr.com 1-9-08-7-4 Roommate Needed. 2Br/2.5Ba fully furnished (really nice) 2 story condo in Hailey Gardens. $500/mo + cable and util. W/D included in unit. Located just north of intersection of SW 24th Ave and SW 43rd st. No towing. 6 min walk from an early-in-the-route bus stop where the 20 and 21 run constantly. Call Andrew at (386)216-7597. Cheers! 1210-08-3-4 Master BD w/ Private Bath in 4BD/3BA house off NW 16th Ave. DW, W/ D, Cox cable w/ networked internet, new carpet & ceiling fans. No cats or dogs 328-4995 1-8-08-5-4 Responsible Roommate Wanted 2BR/2Bath Polos of Gainesville Pets welcome,$400/ month + Utilities, questions? mps24@ufl.edu or 7326739577 12-10-1-4 Room for rent in a 2 bed 2 bath house. Very close to campus, large bathroom, New appliances/furniture, w/d, dishwasher, flexable lease. Call Terry at: 352-473-6930. 1-9-08-5-4 Need 1 female to share big 4/2 on horse farm. Pets ok. $300/mo + util. Jan -July Call Meg 352-495-7714 1-7-08-4-4 Real Estate 2 br 1ba condo with 1 br for rent. Central Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile air and heat. 2 pools in complex. Walking home and much more in the ALLIGATOR distance to Shands and UF. Call Mike 352CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of pos316-3930. Avail 12-20-08. Rent 395/mo sible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted 1-6-08-3-4 over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD ONLINE AT 8 blocks n. of stadium. PhD student seeks www.alligator.org. or please call 373-Find responsible NS M/F for own RM/BA in large quiet home, no pets. $535 includes all utils. SEE ALL CONDOS 727-433-0229 1-6-08-3-4 WWW.UFCONDOMINIUMS.COM Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551 12-10-74-5 2 Rooms for Rent. 12-10-74-5 3BR/2BA 9637 SW 96th Terr 2005 Home. 1600 sq.ft. On 1 Acre In Meadows On The NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF Prairie. 15 Min. To UF/20 Min. To SFCC. 3 Blks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4 Facebook Mike Rollins For Pic. Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman, $550/mo. Util. Incl. 727-224-5852 1-6-08Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 12-103-4 74-5 Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers J I I p p p pm I I p-rn -u p p p 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 CONDOS AT UF www.CONDOSatUF.com Matt & Tiffany Thomas, Bosshardt Realty (352) 494-0194 or (352) 316-5556 2-1760-5 3/2 split plan in NW Gainesville $196,000 Talbot district, Large Master Bed & Bath, view of Pond & Woods, Bonus Room. b.wunderlich@juno.com or 706.691.9784 1-8-08-7-5 Condos for sale near UF/Shands!! Many affordable units available. Call Carolyn/Maureen at: (352)284-4428 or (386)365-8590 @ Matchmaker Realty. 1-7-08-5-5 107 BAY CT CRESCENT CITY 4.05 ACRE -NO IMPACT FEE 30K ALSO 4.48 ACRES IN FLORAHOME FOR 31K 208 .S WAHOO MUST SELL 8138925060 1-9-5-5 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. 12-10-1-5 Never Rent Again! Buy, 4Br 2Ba $15,400! Only $199/Mo! 3 Br $11,000! 5% down 15years 8%. HOD Homes Available! for listings (800)366-9783 ext 5796. 12-10-1-5 TENNESSEE LAND RUSH! 1+acre to 2acre 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! 12-10-1-5 NC MOUNTAINS 2+ acres with great view, very private, big trees, waterfalls & large public lake nearby,.$49,500 call now (866)7898535. 12-10-1-5 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)445-3611. 12-10-1-5 NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINSHandyman special bordering U.S.F.S. paved dr., well, septic, singlewide with shop near Lake Nantahala, borders paved road. Only $49,000. http://valleytownrealty.com (800)632-2212 valleytownrealty@verizon.n et. 12-10-1-5 BED -QUEEN -$110 ORTHOPEDIC Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-22-08-72-6 BED -FULL SIZE -$90 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-22-08-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA& LOVESEAT -$400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-7490 4-22-08-72-6 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. 4-22-08-72-6 CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost $1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516 Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516 4-22-72-6 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 4-22-08-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic wiwarranty. Retail $2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846 4-22-08-72-6 DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table, 6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New, still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100. Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 422-72-6 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 4-22-08-72-6 **BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW* **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** 'Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 4-22-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $120 352-377-9846. 4-22-72-6 BedAll New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516. 4-22-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxesl 6 pieces include: Headboard, 2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-22-0872-6 FUTON -$60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-22-72-6 POOL TABLE -Gorgeous 8" All wood table. Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs. Brand 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.{oaded! 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 4-22-72-6 WIFE RAN AROUND All over town, looking for the~test 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 CASH PAID FOR LAPTOP'S Buy -Sell -Trade Any Condition 336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz Joel 4-2208-72-7 C 0 fll P U T E R 9 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 FoI Sale PARKING: Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-22-08-72-10 UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS are underway. bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: htp://www.surplus.uf.edu/online/ 392-0370 4-22-08-72-10 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 ST PATRICK'S THRIFT SHOP NOW OPEN 2010 NW 6th St. 373-2206 Help us help others w/your generous donations of clothing, household, books, etc. 1-6-08-3-10 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! 1210-1-10 Are You On.Track with Your Dreams? Help Us Help You! No Sales. No Hype. Full or Part-time. Prosper While Helping Others. www.myhappy.us 12-10-1-10 "BUILDING SALE!"."ROCK BOTTOM PRICES" BEAT NEXT INCREASE. 25X40 $5,190. 30X50 $6,390. 35X60 $8,990. 40X60 $12,700. 60X100 $33,600. OTHERS! Pioneer Steel Manufacturers. (800)668-5422. Since 1980. 12-10-1-10 M t 'clesMopeds O@@@ SCOOTERS @@@@O RPM MOTORCYCLES INC SALES, SERVICE, PARTS Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St. www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974 4-22-08-72-11 *****New Scooters 4 Less***** Motor Scooter Sales and Service! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 4-22-08-72-11 ***GatorMoto*** Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at$999. No legit shop can beat these prices! lyr Warranties included. 376-6275GatorMoto.com 4-2208-72-11 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 4-22-08-72-11 ***wwwBuyMyScOOter.COmx Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter All on one site! Check the website or call 336-1271 for more info! 4-22-08-72-11 pal-,"Futnishin tj -CqmIpVtqrs y

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16, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008 Autos WtHelp Wanted Help Wanted Heli Wated GATORMOTO Gville's #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 4-22-08-72-11 SWAMP CYCLES New location -Closest to campus. Scooters-Service-Pickup-Parts-Acces more! 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 BMW K1200RS 8000 miles, hard case, ABS, Sport suspension, new pilot, 2 tires, Adult owner. Perfect cond. $10,500/OBO. 352219-2285, Robsoar@aol.com 1-6-08-2-11 Lutos33 OFAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS ORunning or not! NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS *Over 15 yr svc to UF students OCall 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 $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 $4011! 4000 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 more! $0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr. For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765 4-22-72-12 *FAST CASH PAID* Forany running cars or trucks. 1995 and up. Clean or ugly. Segovia 352-284-8619 4-22-72-12 *****ATTENTION***** *****SUN CITYAUTO SALES***** WHY PAY MORE? YOU COULD PAY LESS 300+ vehicles @ wholesale prices 338-1999 4-22-08-72-12 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 & Wrecksll TOP DOLLAR PAID! 386-234-0072 & 386-234-0075 12-10-08-5-12 01 Silver Honda Civic EX Coupe $7,995 71K miles, high gas mileage. AC, power windows and locks, front and side airbags, sunroof, tinted windows. Brand new tires. Must sell ASAP. Call Lori (352) 219-4911 12-10-08-3-12 Police Impounds for Sale! 94 Honda Accord $500! 94 VW Jetta $700! for listings call (800)366-9813 Ext 9271. 12-10-1-12 DONATE YOUR VEHICLE RECEIVE $1000 GROCERY COUPON UNITED BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION Free Mammograms, Breast Cancer Info www.ubcf.info FREE Towing, Tax Deductible, NonRFunners Accepted, (888)468-5964. 12-10-1-12 LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 1210-74-13 UF GRAD PAYS MORE for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-2208-72-13 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 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 Work Program In the Downtown Plaza -Sundays at 4pm Contributions would be greatly appreciated to help with our community project Monetary Gifts WelComed* Canned Goods Blankets Etc Mail to: 3207 NW 53rd Ave, Gville 32605 WILL PICK UP TOO! For information call Pastor John 246-6623 12-10-4-13 Help Wanted 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 the independent florida aligator 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. QuickBooks and Excel spreadsheets experience preferred. Please send resume, along with a cover letter, to: Business Office, The Independent Florida Alligator, PC) Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Email: rmalloy@alligator.org AND tcarey@alligator.org or Fax 352-376-4556. No phone calls please. EDE Sthe independent fl-rida alligator LAYOUT & DESIGN POSITION The Alligator Production Department is accepting student applications for the Nitecrew Production staff. Will train, but experience with Adobe inDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat is preferred. Friendly work environment, flexible schedule, with hours between 6PM and 1AM Sun-Thurs. Fill out an application at the front desk of The Alligator, 1105 W University Ave, Mon-Fri 9AM -5PM, Include available work schedule and references. Previous applicants are welcome to reapply with current schedule. Please no phone calls or emails. 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 12-10-0874-14 Poltical/CommerCial Call Center Phone reps needed ASAP Political & Corp Campaigns. Up to $9/hr + bonus potential. 352/371-5888 X111, 4112 NW 22 Dr. 1210-74-14 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 PARK PLACE CAR WASH Now Hiring FT & PT positions available. Great environment. flexible hours. Apply in person 7404 NW4th Blvd-Across from Home Depot 1-6-08-74-14 Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start work today! No sales, opinion research only! Flexible Schedal Perceptive Market Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call Now! 1-6-74-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! -Sandy's Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 4-22-08-72-14 Now you can easily submit your classified ad for print and/or web editions right thru our websitel Just go to www.alligator.org/classifieds Visa and Mastercard accepted. BARTENDING $250 A DAY POTENTIAL No experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 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 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 1-608-21-14 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 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 Orange and Blue Textbooks is taking applications for Spring Semester book rush. Looking for upbeat, experienced cashiers, floor and 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. needs assertive interns to help generate leads in Itop US companies. htp://perthleadership.org internsales.htm 12-10-08-13-14 RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALISTS *Part-time hourly work OFlexible schedules 0$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 www.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 & more. Applications available online at www.suncountrysports.com. Fill one out today and bring to either location. 12-10-08-9-14 *MOVIE EXTRAS NEEDED!* All looks and ages wanted for films. No experience needed. Earnfrom $150 to $250/day. Call nowl 1-888-268-5460 ext 319 1-7-08-9-14 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 1-6-088-14 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 payments, answering phone, filing, writing letters. Min 1-yr commitment expected. Starting pay $7.50/hr. Good PTjob for student. Please send resume and cover lItr to Gore-Rabell Real Estate, 909 NW 8th St, OvI 32801. Email rabell@atlantic.net or fax to 378-2411. No phone calls please. 12-10-08-6-14 PIANO TEACHER WANTED Instruction required in NW home. 3 miles from campus for middle school child. Please email resume to paulsrothstein@yahoo.com 12-10-08-5-14 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 IT/Programming Internship. Local investment 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 resume to 352-378-4156.* 1-30-08-21-14 Work While 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 1-6-085-14 SERVER Experienced & friendly. Hiring for January. Train now & be off for the holidays. Apply in person b/t 3-5. Napolatanos 606 NW 75th St. 1-12-08-9-14 KITCHEN HELP Experienced & reliable for nights & weekends. Apply in person b/t 3-5. Napolatanos 606 NW 75th St. 1-12-08-9-14 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 PT transcriptionist (75+ wpm) needed for psychology practice in Gville area. Flexible hrs, ideal for student. References required. Fax resume (352)373-1237 or email at combehserv@gmail.com 1-6-08-4-14 housekeepper / NANNY needed $11 /hr M-F 12 to 4; need rats, DL, Spanish/Eng speaking, must be legal; e-mail resume,photo, to Noah's Ark gnv@nanoneone.com 1-6-08-4-14 Need after school care for 2 children starting 01/05/09. Weekdays 1:20-4:45 except Wed. 12:20-4:45. Need pick up from Wiles Elementary school. Good driving record and references required. mymi.b@hotmail.com 1-6-08-3-14 Petsitter Wanted Professional or graduate student needed to watch two older dogs full-time. Live rent free in lovely three bedroom home, cable, internet, utilities and housekeeper once per week included plus an allowance in return for providing loving care to two beautiful, older dogs. Must be non-smoker, clean, and professional. Please call Ann at 352-870-6275. 1-12-08-7-14 NOW HIRING Experienced Notetakers and Editors Spring 2009 Apply online at www.SmokinNotes.com 1-16-08-10-14

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Sports ., EDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008 Gators look forward to underdog role By KYLE MAISTRI Alligator Writer kmaistri@alligator.org When UF takes the court to play Stanford on Friday, the Gators will find themselves in an unfamiliar role. For the first time all season, the No. 15-seeded Gators will not be the higher-ranked of the two teams, and they will not be expected to win. 'IPo. 2 Stanford is coming off sweeps against Albany and Long Beach State in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament and a Pacific-10 Conference title in the regular season. Playing against a team that has been to three of the last four Final Fours and boasts the most NCAA titles since the tournament's inception in 1981 can be a daunting task for a young team, but UF's leader is embracing the challenge. "I love the underdog role," junior libero Elyse Cusack said. "To be ov&dlooked, even a little bit, gives us such an edge, and going into this match, we're playing with no pressure on us. We're just going to have fun and play hard, which is what we do every match." If the Gators are to have any chance at defeating the Cardinal, Cusack will have to dig out a ton of hard-hit balls from Stanford's many offensive weapons. The Cardinal returned two first-team All-American offensive players this season, senior outside hitter Cynthia Barboza and senior middle blocker Foluke Akinradewo, and neither of them lead the team in kills per set. That distinction belongs to sophomore outside bitter Alix Klineman, a second-team All-American selectior a year ago, who averages 3.6 kills per set. However, Akinradewo, who was named Pac-10 Player of the Year for the second straight season, not only powers Stanford's electric offense, but also anchors its defense. The 6-foot-3 Florida native averages 1.45 blocks SEE VOLLEY, PAGE 19 /+ Harrison Diamond / Alligator Staff UF libero Elyse Cusack bumps the ball during the Gators' 3-1 win against Auburn in the O'Connell Center on Nov. 9. By MIKE DIFERDINANDO Alligator Staff Writer mdiferdinando@alligator.org With UF down 3 points to rival FSU and the clock rapidly ticking down under a minute, Ray Shipman's world was moving in slow motion. Shipman drove down the baseline and put up an acrobatic reverse layup. As he tumbled to the hardwood floor, Shipman watched the ball roll through the nylon net. The hostile crowd roared, and Shipman howled back, pounding his fist across his chest. The Gators would lose Sunday night's game, but the high-flying freshman found the moment he had been waiting all his life to live in: This was college basketball. "Being in the game that late lets me know that Coach has confidence in me.". Ray Shipman UF freshman guard "Looking to the sideline and seeing coach (Billy) Donovan call the plays -I usually see that on TV," Shipman said. "The crowd was going crazy. It hit me, like, 'I'm in the game now.' I had to snap out of it for a second." Shipman will take the court again tonight with a new sense of belonging when UF (6-2) squares off with Florida Gulf Coast (2-5) at 8 in the O'Connell Center. "Being in the game that late lets me know that coach has confidence in me," Shipman said. Shipman, who turned in several jittery performances early on this season, seems to be settling in to the college game. After seeing his minutes cut in UF's biggest games -he played sparingly in the loss to Syracuse and only a single minute in the win against Washington SEE HOOPS, PAGE 19 ALLIGATOR www.alligatorSports.org Credits roll on Hy-Lites emory is a funny thing. They say hindsight is 20/20, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Actually, memories are nothing but deceptive. Our good memories always seem to be a bit more fun than it actually was and our bad memories always seem more agonizing. But right now, as I write what is my last colunrm as an Alligator sports writer, I want nothing more than the nostalgia that comes with hindsight. I've been at UF since June 2004, and it has been nothing less than the greatest 4 1/2 years of my life. Icameinas an 18-year-old excited by the possibilities Karl Hyppolite that lay ahead Hy-Lite Reels of me. khyppolite@aligator.org I didn't know where I was going, but I didn't care. I just wanted to have fun along the way. And hindsight being what it is, I'd probably say I didn't do everything I wanted as a UF student, and I'd change a few things if I could go back and give life a quick edit. But the one thing I would never change is my time at the Alligator, which is the best student paper in the country with the best damn studentrun sports section. Like I said before, I came in to UF not knowing what the hell I wanted to do with my life. It wasn't until the spring of 2006 that I realized I wanted to be a sports writer, which is pretty late to try to work your way up the alligatorSports ladder. Somehow, despite not being a journalism major, through hard work, dedication and plenty of help along the way, I've managed to get pretty good at this covering sports thing. That's not saying I'm where I want to be as a writer and reporter, but I feel I've gotten the foundation I need to reach my goals. And I have big goals and big dreams because I'm still a kid at heart. And if there's one thing to know about me, you should know that. I'm the sleepy-eyed day-dreamer in the back of the class. My special little lady, SEE KARL, PAGE 19 0 UF quarterback Tim Tebow was named the winner of the 2008 Danny Wuerffel Trophy, given yearly to the player who best combines academic and athletic success with community service. NCAA Men's Basketball (23) Davidson West Virginia NBA Raptors Cavaliers 1 68 65 94 14 Today's question: Will Tim Tebow win the Heisman Trophy? Tuesday's question: Which team would have been the best matchup for UF in the national championship game? (see right for results) Percent Votes) Oklahoma 40% (79) Usc 30% (59) Texas 24% (47) T. Tech 6%(12) 197 TOTAL VOTES Ug MENgS BASKnBALg Shipman beginning to gain confidence

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008 0 ALLIGATOR, 19 Allen faces possible redshirt due to MCL sprain' By MIKE DIFERDINANDO Alligator Staff Writer mdiferdinando@alligator.org Don't expect to see Adam Allen on the court any time soon. UF coach Billy Donovan said Tuesday that the sophomore forward might not see action again until January. The sophomore has been sidelined for more than six weeks with a sprained MCL in his left knee. "It's a very, very slow-healing injury, and you're probably talking the end of December, the beginning of January before he can get back and start doing some stuff," Donovan said. "What we'll probably do is put him into practice for a week to 10 days and see what he can do. "Then we can figure out if he's even in a position to help us." Donovan said a redshirt might be the likely route for Allen. "If he can't help or contribute, I wouldn't want to put him into a situation where he's wasting a year," Donovan said. "I don't think that would be fair to him. "Adam's mindset is that he definitely wants to-play, but, ultimately, it's going to be a decision that him and his family have to make." The 6-foot-8 swingman averaged 4 points per game as a freshman last season. He hit 32 3-pointers in 36 games. "His conditioning is going to be really, really bad. So even if he does do good in the first week, I do worry about fatigue," Donovan said. "He could end up breaking down." Shipman has success in classroom, on court Stanford boasts dynamic offense VOLLEY, from page 18 per set and has been on UF coach Mary Wise's radar for quite some time. Akinradewo attended the same high school, St. Thomas Aquinas, as UF defensive specialist Christina Diaz, and Wise remembers recruiting her almost five years ago. "I was down watching her in the spring of her junior year, watching her play a pick-up game with boys in Fort Lauderdale, and in walks John Dunning, the Stanford coach," Wise said. "John and I are friends, we've been for years, we sat together and visited and at the end, Foluke's dad came to pick her up. As the dad was walking out, he looked right at John and waved, and I didn't even get a look. That's when I knew we didn't have a chance." Volleyball Cusack said UF is preparing for Stanford's physical hitters, wh'o may not present a drastically different look. "We practice against (men) in practice every day, and that's kind of what it's going to be like playing against Stanford," she said. The last time these two teams met in the postseason was 2004, when the Cardinal dropped the Gators in five sets in Tallahassee. A few weeks later, Stanford went on to win its sixth national championship. Wise said UF is playing its best volleyball of the season, and freshmen Kelly Murphy and Cindy Bathelt chalked that up to better communication and teamwork on the court. The coaching staff has preached "Toughness, Intelligence and Energy" (T.I.E.) all year long, and now the players are wearing orange bows on their shoes as a reminder of that theme. Unfortunately for UF, Stanford is a team that can undo that bow and the Gators' season. HOOPS, from page 18 -Shipman was trusted with the ball down the stretch against the Seminoles. "Earlier in the season, if I would take a bad jump shot, (Donovan) would take me out. But now, I know what he wants from me," Shipman said. "The longer I stay out there, the more relaxed I get." Donovan said Shipman's ability to play through fatigue factored into his decision to give Shipman the nod in the game's waning minutes. "At the end of the game, in crunch time, I felt like I could play a whole other half," Shipman said. At 6-foot-5, 212 pounds, Shipman is one of the Gators' most physically imposing players. Built more like a safety than a shooting guard, he has taken on the role of lock-down defender for UP. Shipman said he gets his defensive physicality from his father, Ray Sr., who played ball at Chipola College. "He put the muscle and toughness in me," Shipman said. "Me and him talk every day -almost too much," Shipman said. "He doesn't let things slide. Every night when we talk, he's never satisfied. He wants the best out of me." But Shipman said his father is more concerned with his performance in the classroom than on the court. When Shipman finished the sunner semester with a 4.0 GPA, Ray Sr. wanted to know why his son's grades were slipping. "I was like, 'Dad, it's not weighted. You can't get a 4.6 in college,"' Shipman said. But, according to teammates, his intelligence doesn't necessarily translate to all aspects of life. "The guys say that I have no common sense, and that I'm just booksmart," Shipman joked. "They think I'm dumb as a doorknob." KARL, from page 18 Rose, and I always joke that I have delusions of grandeur. I like to play the role of a calm, cool, mature dude, but that couldn't be further from the case. I often operate on impulse and my emotions often dominate me. That extends to my writing as well. I've discovered that writing big Sports Illustratedstyle features and books is what I'd like to do long-term. And that's because I like tapping into the emotions of a person and a story. It gives me the opportunity to write with my heart on my fingertips, and I feel every word as it pours out of me and onto the screen. Before I sign off for good, I have several people I'd like to thank for helping me get here. Eric Doise, iny ENC1102 teacher who dabbled in sports reporting in college, who was kind enough to edit the first articles I wrote on my own. Gainesville Sun Features Editor Jeff Tudeen, who gave me an opportunity to write features in the summer of 2006 when all I had was unbridled enthusiasm and those clips Eric edited. Gainesville Sun Sports Editor Arnold Feliciano, thank you for giving me a shot to write sports features just a few weeks after Jeff gave me my first break. Former Alligator staff writers and sports editors Louis Anastasis, who hired me 2 1/2 years ago despite my severely limited experience, and Nick Zaccardi, under whose guidance I probably improved the most. Watching and reading you two on a daily basis gave me something to aspire to. All of your tips have helped me more than either of you can imagine. And to my current colleagues Brian Steele, Evan Drexler, Phil Kegler and Mike McCall, it's been a blast covering football with you guys. I wouldn't pick four other guys I would have wanted to do it with, and for the rest of my life I will stand by my belief that no student staff has a better sports crew than the one we had this year. I feel privileged to work with a group like that. Reading you guys always pushed me to be better. To the next generation of Alligator staffers, Mike DiFerdinando, Kyle Maistri, Bobby Callovi, Adam Berry, Eugenio Torrens hnd Ryan Levick, help us keep that tradition going. And to anyone who has ever read my articles over the past few years, I thank you and hope I helped make your bus ride to school or Man's Food section a bit more enjoyable. This column has run much longer than I expected, so with that I'll sign off knowing I gave UF and the Alligator everything I laad and was given back so much more. Harrison Diamond / Alligator Staff UF guard Ray Shipman shoots during the first half of the Gators' 80-58*in against Toledo in the O'Connell Center on Nov. 14.

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20, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008 Lucas heats up as season progresses By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC Alligator Writer cyazbec@alligator.org Trumae Lucas has started to find her niche. The freshman guard has come off the bench, provided the spark the Gators needed in their last two road games and been a big reason why No. 23 UF is 8-1 and not 6-3. lucas played Sunday's game at North Carolina State in front of about 20 friends and family members from her nearby hometown of Greensboro, N.C., and contributed 9 points on 4-of-5 shooting in 21 minutes. She picked the right time to play her best gate this season. "It was good just to play back at home in front of family and friends again," Lucas said. "I had been looking forward to that game for a long time." Lucas is just one of several young players the Gators have used off the bench to make a difference in some big games, and she and her teammates will look to contribute again tonight at 5:30 against Coppin State (0-7) in the O'Connell Center. UF coach Amanda Butler said while Lucas' scoring is new to fans, she has been playing well for a long time. "Trumae was playing fantastic basketball back in October and early November as well and then twisted her ankle and had to miss some practices and sat out for a little while," Butler said. "But she's finally caught back up to where she was at that point." The Gators have needed Lucas to step in as the sixth woman and first wing player off the bench and not lose any of the first team's consistency. "There's always room for improvement, but I just think my aggressive defense and listening to what my teammates have to tell me will help me contribute." Trumae Lucas UF freshman guard Butler is most impressed with the freshman's confidence in herself, and it was that confidence that made the difference in UF escaping with a 77-75 win at AlabamaBirmingham last week. Lucas scored 5 points in seven minutes in that game. "She's a scorer and a playmaker," Butler said. "She was the difference in the ballgame in UAB, and that had everything to do with her defense and not her offense. She got some steals that led to layups. Her confidence is what is really unique about her." Lucas also talked about her own confidence making a difference in her level of play. "I just get a lot of confidence from my teammates in practice and off the court after practice," Lucas said. "So I just brought what they've been telling me to practice ,and in the games, which has made me become a better player." Lucas, perhaps, draws a lot of her confidence from the person she looks up to most on the team: senior point guard Sha Brooks. "We've kind of become somewhat like best of friends," Brooks said. "That's my buddy. We look after each other. And on the court, when she's in the game, if she's getting nervous or whatever, I just tell her, 'I'm always nervous before each game."' Brooks said her prot6g6 is ahead of where she was her freshman year in one particular aspect. "She's a little more vocal than I am," Brooks said. "My freshman year, I was kind of quiet, but she's not shy. She's not afraid to step up to the challenge. And I commend her for that." While Lucas has been able to provide the spark the Gators have needed lately, she knows there's a long way to go, and her services will be needed just as much, if not more, come time for Southeastern Conference play. "There's always room for improvement, but I just think my aggressive defense and listening to what my teammates have to tell me will help me contribute," Lucas said. The Trumae Lucas Files locos, Trume Named Most Outstanding Player of the 2007 North Carolina 4-A State Championship Game Averaged a Guard, 5-8 team-best 16.4 F points per game at (Grinsley High) Grimsley High -Guided Grimsley to a 29-1 overall record in her senior year, including a 10-0 mark in league games -Recognized as an NCHSAA First-Team All-State performer in 2007 and 2008 -Named the Metro 4-A Player of the Year in 2005-06 and 2006-07 Vicky Cabrera/ AlligatorStaff r T I I