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baton THURSDAY, december 1, 2011 rouge, louisiana Vol. 36 • No. 28 a people’s publication SU Routed In Classic, Fall To Tigers 36-12 Murder Reduction Initiative Part of SOS NOLA: Saving Our Sons Campaign Southern WR Lee Doss lunges past to Grambling State defenders for a 13-yard TD reception in Saturday’s 36-12 loss in the 38th State Farm Bayou Classic. Doss finished with a game high 5 catches for 56 yards and one TD. Photo by April Buffington By Marlon J. Reed Special to SU Sports Information NEW ORLEANS, LA – With a chance to force a four-way tie atop the Southwestern Athletic Conference Western Division and squash their arch-rivals bid at a berth in next month’s SWAC Championship Game, Southern squandered five Grambling turnovers in a 36-12 Tiger rout in the 38th State Farm Bayou Classic. Jindal Holds Meetings on Education Policy BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal said he is describing three goals as he meets with lawmakers, education leaders and others about his education agenda for the next year. Jindal said Monday he wants an excellent teacher in every classroom, more choices for students in failing schools and more flexibility for spending in school districts. The governor hasn’t yet unveiled any detailed policies he will push with lawmakers in the 2012 legislative session. He’s been meeting with lawmakers and others interested in education policy in small groups to discuss possible legislation. He added he plans to meet with education union leaders, business groups, teachers and others in continued talks over the coming weeks, leading into the March session. Saturday’s lost was the Jaguars worst margin of defeat in the game’s 38-year history. The Jaguars (4-7, 4-5) complete a frustrating 2011 campaign, while the Tigers (7-4, 6-3) march into the Dec. 10SWAC Championship Game against Alabama A&M at historic Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala. “They won the battle between the trenches,” said Jaguars second-year head coach Stump Mitchell. “Their defensive line took it to our offensive line and their receivers made plays on the ball.” “We got the turnovers we needed but we couldn’t capitalize or move the ball well enough to produce a better outcome.” The Tigers overcame four fumbles and an interception led by a 14-point, 3rd quarter outburst fueled by the passing combination of D.J. Williams and Mario Louis. Williams, son of Grambling head coach Doug Williams, found Louis on TD passing strikes of 34 and 12. Utilizing an aggressive pass rush, Grambling’s defensive front limited the Jaguars to one of the lowest rushing totals in school history, -31 yards. Grambling runningback Dawrence Roberts’ 195 rushing yards was more than the Jaguars total yardage of 174, but it was the passing connection of Williams and Louis that kept SU from threatening an upset. See classic, on page 2 ExxonMobil Employees Donate Turkeys to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Baton Rouge, LA -- ExxonMobil Baton Rouge partnered with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to donate turkeys to food pantries within North La. Guardsmen Return Home In Time For Holi- Baton Rouge for the holidays. Allen Chapel, Mount Pilgrim Church and Baker Presbyterian Church, located in neighborhoods with ExxonMobil fa- local & state news cilities, received the donated turkeys and provide them to clients in need. Turkeys are an See food bank, on page 3 Business NEWS Landrieu urged participants to sign up as mentors in a citywide initiative that will target African-American youths who are at risk. In 80 percent of the murders, Landrieu said, the victim and perpetrator knew each other, and the victims were mostly unemployed African-American males with previous criminal records. NEW ORLEANS - Yesterday Mayor Landrieu, City officials, and criminal justice partners launched the Mayor’s Strategic Command to Reduce Murders and Task Force One, a new murder reduction initiative as part of the SOS NOLA: Saving Our Sons Campaign. “We are laser-focused on reducing murder in New Orleans. This city-wide effort will marshal resources to target areas that need it the most and where we have the most murders occurring,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “The Strategic Command to Reduce Murders will provide a datadriven, multi-disciplinary, public health-informed approach to murder reduction that prevents and reduces crime in our city.” Building on the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission, a model that has prompted significant reforms and helped dramatically reduce the city of Milwaukee’s homicide rate since its inception in 2005, the Strategic Command to Reduce Murders will convene murder reviews, support implementation and evaluation of recommendations that come from the reviews, maintain a comprehensive database of murders, nonfatal shootings, and near-fatal domestic violence incidents, and provide technical assistance and capacity-building services to criminal justice and community service professionals. “The Milwaukee Ho- Health news micide Review Commission is a proven, replicable model that has the potential to save lives in New Orleans,” said Criminal Justice Commissioner James Carter. “I look forward to getting to work with all of our partners on the toughest issue our City faces.” The Strategic Command to Reduce Murders will be comprised of several teams: Executive Action Team to Reduce Murders: Key staff from the Landrieu Administration, local and federal law enforcement and criminal justice agencies will meet monthly to present new information, monitor and report on the progress of already implemented steps. Initial Action Team to Reduce Murders: Immediately after a murder occurs, law enforcement representatives will begin to investigate the case and track down those responsible, as well as connect family members who are coping with the aftermath of a violent death to services. Criminal Justice Action Team to Reduce Murders: Law enforcement agency representatives knowledgeable on crime data, policies and programs will focus on open and closed murder cases that took place in the prior month to share data, identify patterns and make recommendations to partner agencies that aid in day to day and long-term work. See sons, on page 2 religion Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding, reads Proverbs 4:7...See Page 6 INDEX Minority Blood Donors Needed Approximately 120 Louisiana National Guard Soldiers from the 415th Military Intelligence Battalion returned home from a 365-day deployment to family, friends and fellow Guardsmen at the Gillis W. Long Center in Carville, Nov. 23. ...See Page 2 Remington College-Baton Rouge Campus is continuing its series of blood drives to recruit more minority blood donors to benefit Baton Rouge residents in need of blood. ...See Page 3 IRS holiday Helpful Hints Any discussion on charitable giving during the holidays has to start with a warning. Watch out for scams! Scam artist are active year round trying to steal your money or your identity or both...See Page 5 Baton Rouge World Aids Day The Baton Rouge organization HIV/ AIDS Alliance for Region Two, Inc. (HAART) will recognize World AIDS Day by holding a press conference at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 1, at BREC’s Baton Rouge Gallery in City Park. ..See Page 7 Local & State............................2 Commentary.............................4 Business....................................5 Religion....................................6 Health.......................................7 Sports.......................................8 Classified Buying or selling a service, looking for for a good job or a good used car? Check out the classifeds . THEWEEKLYPRESS.COM Celebrating 36 Years Of Service To The Baton Rouge Community 225.775.2002

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