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2ATa!!ahassee Democrat Monday, February 5, 2007 From Page 1A mmm .T U1AI1 SStE.f Super Sunday means super ads Black history landmark s 7 f "K For some, the commercials beat the game f 'i:r.v' " X.. .-- HI By TaMaryn Waters DEMOCRAT STAFF WRITER Sure, you watched the game, but how about those commercials? It was hard to ignore the awkward moment when two mechanics ended up in a lip-lock during the Snickers commercial or the humorous one-liner, "Clean up at register six," in one of the Doritos commercials. More than 90 million viewers watched two teams chase glory and a title in Super Bowl XLI, and 30-second in-game commercials cost up to $2.6 million. All over town, fans tuned in, and residents were rubbing their bellies with laughter at a private gathering Sunday night at Miller's Ale House on Apalachee Parkway. "I love football, but they've become so entertaining that you want to watch the commercials, too," said Roy McQuaid, ' who was one of more than 400 people at the sports bar. Kelly Rysavy and Kris-tina Peeples, both Tallahassee residents, craned their necks every chance they could when a commercial came on. While the rest of the bar area was pumped with cheers and random outbursts, they were watching the monitors. "It's equally important," People hold candles during a vigil marking the one-year anniversary of All Gllmore's disappearance home. Gilmore vanished on Feb. 2, 2006. GILMORE From Page 1A during a thunderstorm. Earlier in the day she'd been at her day job at the Department of Health, and that evening she went to her second job at the bakery at Publix at its former Apalachee Parkway location. Later that evening, she went to the house that she shared with her estranged husband, James, at 231 Loraine Court. She got a call late that night, police now confirm, but they won't say who it was from. "It's certainly important to us, but it doesn't open any doors," Hoover said. "It's not the defining moment as to what happened to Ali." The investigation was hampered by the four-day delay before authorities were called to the case. Ali didn't report to work that : Friday and wasn't reported 1 missing until Monday when co-workers went to her house and called police. Gilmore's car was left in the driveway, a set of work keys were still in her purse Mark Heuer, front, and Tom Ivanoskl watch a Red Bull Super Bowl Ale House in Tallahassee. TALUVHASSEE.COM: See Super Bowl ads; use our message board to discuss them and the game Rysavy said of the commercials in comparison to the game. "It makes you lighten up because people get so seriously involved." When patrons were asked which commercial was a crowd pleaser, the poor furry mouse mistaken for a computer mouse in the Blockbuster commercial won a lot of votes. "The mouse! The mouse!" said Dr. Renee Parrish, who has a private practice in the car, but her house keys were gone. The house was locked except for a side window in a spare bedroom. No evidence of foul play was found. Because the case is ongoing, investigators wouldn't specify how the investigation has narrowed, but did say they are sharing information with the state attorney and recently received lab results from evidence that they hope will lead to answers. Meanwhile, Gilmore's husband, James, says he's trying to piece his life together, since his wife disappeared, though he's struggling emotionally and financially. The house the couple shared on Loraine Court (they were separated at the time of her disappearance), is in foreclosure proceedings. Documents in the case say it's impossible to determine if Ali Gilmore is living or dead. James Gilmore, who has since moved back into the house, is unemployed, but will soon graduate with a bachelor's degree in business administration from Flagler College, he said. It's an accomplishment his wife encouraged him to pursue. He said he is baffled by i. . e: ' ' " '1 . i. J ! " ' 1 i f- .... in Thomasville, Ga. "I move mine around like that as fast as I can at work." She moved her hand vigorously as if she was on her own computer. The commercials were a mix of professional and, for the first time, amateur creations. Some were intended to spark laughter, but others had a more serious message, such as the man walking down the street dressed in a heart costume. The 4 her disappearance. "The not knowing is the hardest part," he said, adding that he doubts his wife is alive. "No foreseeable closure." James Gilmore said he is also confused by the cloud of suspicion he's under by those who think he had something to do with his wife's absence. "I had no idea so many people suspected me," he said, of reading comments on the Internet of people who point to him. "I wouldn't hurt anyone, much less my wife." The couple had a counseling session scheduled the Friday morning that Ali Gilmore disappeared. Neither made the appointment and James Gilmore said he overslepf. Police have said James Gilmore has been cooperative. Family members say they have run through emotions since Gilmore has been missing, from anger, hurt and betrayal to helplessness. This weekend they held a prayer vigil in Gilmore's honor and passed out fliers with her picture ' on them. Attalah McLawrence last spoke to her sister Jan. 29, 2006, when Gilmore encouraged her to get her ROB DAVIS Special to the Democrat commercial Sunday at Miller's next thing he knew, he was being attacked by villains clad as diabetes, obesity and other health ailments. Other commercials made fans clap in support of an underdog, or rather, one lucky dog like the Dalmatian covered in confetti in a parade. Dean Kossol said the Super Bowl commercials are usually the most exciting ones of the year, and that lucky dog inspired him. "It shows that any one can be great if they put their minds to it," he said. PHIL SEARS Democrat Saturday at her Loraine Court master's degree. McLawrence took her advice and will graduate this spring with a master's degree. "Ali always motivated me," McLawrence said. But her sister said she is concerned that community support to find her has waned. "I don't know if they think we've found Ali, but we haven't," McLawrence said. Recent reports of a 15-year-old Missouri boy missing since 2002, being found safe gave some family members hope that Gilmore, too, will be found alive. "It let me know, don't give up," Attalah McLawrence said. "I was like, this could be our story." If Ali Gilmore were found alive today, she would be 31 and, if her pregnancy went to full term, her baby would be about 7 months old. Investigators haven't ruled out that Gilmore could be alive. "We still have a missing-persons case, not a homicide," said Tallahassee Investigator J.D. Hoover. Tracy Smith, Gilmore's sister, hasn't given up hope. "Just missing alone gives you a shadow of hope." 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