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“Deep Down In Florida”
Where The Sun Shines Damn Near Everyday.
((( muddy waters )))

dave hogerty
Florida Museum of Natural History

The Mysterious Murphree Stones
The carvings in the stone arches of UF’s oldest dormitory tell the story of Mucozo and Ortiz, a Timuc Indian Chief and a marooned Spanish Sailor, both with an eye for the same Indian Princess. A 500-year-old North Florida story, that any of the UF students passing below could be living today.

I’m going back to Gainesville, to see an old friend of mine.”

Muddy Waters

“Gator On The Lawn”
Plaza of The Americas
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Hard Promises
((( alligator theme )))

dave hogerty

clean lines

It was a tall task washing the windows inside the University Auditorium.
Always popular were performances, many on Halloween, by world renowned keyboardists, playing the magnificent pipe organ that sits on the stage at the center of the Auditorium’s attention. 
Johann Sebastian (Bach) Captain Nemo

Ghosts Among Us
Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath (The Band)
1970
Miles Davis

Bitches Brew
((( celestial doom )))

john moran

“Luna”
Plaza of The Americas
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Hard Promises
((( halloween moon )))

Moon Over Gainesville
Century Tower 1953
University Auditorium 1922
Plaza of The Americas 1925
Tigert Hall
Reitz Union (Lawn)
University Gallery
Florida Museum (Natural History)
Smathers Library (East and West)
The Hub (Campus Books and Supplies)
Rathskeller (Campus Bar, U2)
Weimer Hall (Journalism) 

Before, under the west side of of stadium before
Lake Alice (Field)
Florida Field

O’Connell Center (Basketball, Swimming, Diving)
Condron Ballpark (Baseball)

Linder Stadium (Tennis)

Law School
Kurt Lishka (Dana, Dolphins, Pink Floyd, Gators Kentucky FSU Miami)

Mark Bostick Golf Course

 

U2 @ THE RATHSKELLER
May 2, 1981

MUSIC   The Police, Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Pat Benatar, Frank Zappa, The Cars, Elvis Costello, Al Di Meola, Tim Weisberg, Talking Heads (w/Bernie Worrell), Weather Report (w/Jaco Pastorius), Peter Tosh, Jimmy Buffett, Allman Brothers, Sea Level, Dixie Dregs, Cowboy, Fat Chance Band, Marshall Tucker Band, B.B. King, Roy Buchanan, Spyro Gyra, Little River Band, Plasmatics (w/Wendy O. Williams)

 

NEWS
SPACE SHUTTLE (Cape Canaveral)
MARIEL BOAT LIFT (Key West)
MIAMI RIOTS (Arthur McDuffie)
CONVENIENCE Is In The Eye Of The Beholder
GUNS
RACISM
Otto’s Green Acres
Pit Bulls
Fifth Ave.
On The Streets At 14
ROAD TRIPS
Orlando (Police at Disney World, Rolling Stones at Tangerine Bowl)
Jacksonville (Dire Straits. Vinny spends the night in jail)
Lakeland (Bruce Springsteen at the Lakeland Civic Center)
St. Augustine
Crescent Beach
Jacksonville
Mayport Jazz Festival — Dizzie Gillespie and the General’s Daughter
Ichetucknee — UF (Men) FSU (Women) Meeting
Fort White
High Springs

Apalachicola 
Wakulla
Tallahassee
Suwannee River Bluegrass Festival
Tallahassee
Florida Caverns
Panama City
Pensacola
Payne’s Prarie (Halloween Party Ghoulish silhouettes ritualistic bonfire) 
Micanopy (Madness, Gainesville Green)
Cross Creek (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Steve Z’s five acres))
Florida Natural History Museum
Devil’s Millhopper (Romantic Caving)
Warren Cavern
Ginny Springs
Cedar Key (Rosewood)
Lochloosa
Ocala National Forest
Silver Springs
Orlando — Police at Disney World
Cassadaga
Spring Break (Daytona Beach/Fort Lauderdale)
Cape Canaveral (Inaugural Space Shuttle/Columbia/MTV)
Sebastian Inlet (Surf/Robert Sanchez)

Miami (Mariel/Riots)
Key West (Jeff Cardenas)
New Orleans (Jay Gayoso)
Washington D.C. (Tom Kennedy/Sandy Felsenthal)
Kansas …

wednesday
february 16, 1983
vol. 73 no. 121

dave hogerty

Since its unveiling last November, the V-shaped memorial has had its critics. They took offense at the black wall sinking into the ground, while all the other American monuments stand virgin-white, and rise to the heavens.

But in the dead of a Washington winter, while the ivory towers disappear into the overcast sky, one monument has the strength and presence to survive. The names carved into the mirror-like, granite wall — the names of more than 57,000 Americans who died in Vietnam, break through the snowy-white scene, more noticed and more honored than any of the other monuments shivering on the Washington D.C. Mall on Constitution Avenue.

dave hogerty

hopefully home for christmas

Harry Resnick was out west on University Avenue, at the northbound I-75 onramp. He had started in Fort Lauderdale, and hoped to hitch a ride to Baltimore. Hoping to make it to see family before Christmas.

  

contents
STAFF
alligator contents
the alligator staff
PHOTOGRAPHERS
WRITERS

dave hogerty

Football, Almighty From the beginning, the game of football, and the University of Florida’s participation in it, commanded a Gator’s share of Florida Alligator space, time, and attention. Because UF president A.A. Murphree was a fan, he used The Alligator more as a public relations tool, often authoring front page stories, usually lauding UF’s professorial talent, its Christian values, and its athletic prowess, especially its football program.

Monday
April 28, 1980
Vol. 73 No. 121

sandy felsenthal

nuclear rain

It was a worried voice that called out through the biting rain over the loudspeakers for little Omo, a small 6-year-old boy, lost amid the towering monuments and crowded avenues of America’s capital city. (story by Bob Block and Robert Bartalotta)

Tigert Hall
PRESIDENT ROBERT Q. MARSTON
Blue Key v. The Alligator
Student Govenment (Productions)
RUSH WEEK (Signing In, Joining The Club)
“The Greeks Don’t Want No Freaks”
FOOTBALL ALMIGHTY
STEVE SPURRIER’s CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS
Steve Spurrier (1965) Danny Wuerffel and Tim Tebow  (1990s)
‘CADILLAC’ CRIS COLLINSWORTH
MR. 2-BITS
ALBERT THE ALLIGATOR — The evolution of UF’s most popular mascot. Surgery, Disney’s Realistic Interpretation, until the more friendly, cartoony Albert (below) with Alligator photographers, Tom Burton?, Stan Badz, and Albert (no relation) Diaz.

FOOTBALL TUTOR’S PRIVILEGE — Robin Fisher, Johnny Gaffney, and Steak & Eggs and soft serve ice cream in the grand cafeteria underneath Florida Field.
GATORADE (UF Professor Dr. Robert Cade)
GATOR GROWL — History, The World’s Largest Pep Rally, Music, UF and Florida A&M bands, Herbie Hancock, Bill Cosby (before he got caught) Changing of the Stand Up guard. Bob Hope (1979), George Burns (1980), Rodney Dangerfield (1981), Robin Williams (1982), Bob Hope (1983) Again? Eat Lead! “I’d Like to Fertilize Her Buds,” “Legalize It” (Peter Tosh) Stephen Wright, Jerry Seinfeld …

TOM PETTY (HOMECOMING 1981)

1981  Tom Petty, Gainesville’s Favorite Son had moved to Los Angeles and found Rock N Roll heaven with Damn The Torpedoes album. He and the Heartbreakers had been launched into a world of fame and fortune, and were as anxious about coming home to Gainesville to play the University of Florida’s Homecoming weekend.

Favorite Son, Father Earl, Mudcrutch, Lillian’s, Dubbs, Mudcrutch, Gator On The Lawn, Heartbreakers Beach Party, Depot Street, Crystal River, Casa Dega

MOVIES — American Graffiti, American Pop, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Animal House, FM, Fast Times At Ridgemont High …

The Plasmatics Wendy O. Williams (by Bob Block)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (by Kevin Turley)
Halloween (Movie) Reitz Union
PLAZA PREACHERS
THE MYSTERIOUS MURPHREE STONES
Mucozo and Ortiz Florida’s first interracial couple
Ghosts of Florida’s past >>>
Century Tower
Plaza of the Americas
UNIVERSITY AVENUE
FLORIDA THEATER
Seagle Building
Clubs …
DOWNTOWN
Lillian’s
Hippodrome