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Volume 114, Issue 158 – Thursday, July 29, 2010

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GRAD Act allows for tuition increases comparable to peer groups, creates performance criteria Ryan Buxton and Catherine Threlkeld Staff Writers

University students’ fee bills will be more costly this fall as tuition and mandatory fees will increase by 10 percent, due in part to the LA GRAD Act passed during the 2010 state legislative session. The GRAD — Granting Resources and Autonomy for Diplomas — Act gives state institutions of higher education the ability to raise tuition and mandatory fees if they meet annual performance criteria. The fall 2010 tuition boost of 10 percent is made up of a 5 percent

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increase from the GRAD Act and another 5 percent that was previously authorized by the state legislature. Fall 2010 tuition for an undergraduate enrolled in 15 hours at the University will be $2,884.70 for Louisiana residents and $8,276.70 for nonresidents, according to the Office of Budget and Planning website. That is up from $2,622.70 for residents and $7,197.70 for nonresidents in fall 2009. Should the University meet the performance standards outlined in the GRAD Act legislation, tuition and fees will increase by up to 5 percent again TUITION, see page 7

‘The spirit and intent of the GRAD Act is to enable the universities to increase their tuition ... to a level compatible with other southern region universities.’ Mike Gargano

LSU System vice president for student and academic affairs

SREB peer group (top blue bar): This average from the Southern Regional Education Board is based on southern “four-year 1” institutions, meaning universities that award at least 200 doctoral degrees per year over a three-year period. 12 Peers (middle blue bar): The University has chosen 12 peers for itself based on comparable “role, scope and mission.” These peers are public, four-year land grant institutions that do not have a medical school. They are located mostly in the South and Midwest. 50 Flagship Peers (bottom blue bar): The flagship peer group includes one university from every state that has been designated as that state’s flagship institution. source: Robert Kuhn, associate vice chancellor of Budget and Planning

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BUDGET CUTS

Geological Survey could be eliminated

Catherine Threlkeld Staff Writer

After 76 years of existence, the Louisiana Geological Survey could be gone after the University’s expected 23 percent budget cut for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. LGS is the primary geological institution in the state, and its elimination would make Louisiana the only state without a geological survey. Pending another round of budget cuts, LGS would lose $1,028,666 and be forced to close, eliminating the state’s public source of archived state geological maps, vital reference logs for oil and gas development, support during hurricane emergencies and availability of critical publications and maps. LGS Director Chacko John said he was not previously approached about the decision, and he was surprised when he heard LGS was facing the axe in the next round of budget cuts. John stressed the importance of the department’s work to the oil and gas industry. The LGS discovers new oil and gas deposits using geological mapping, which greatly benefit the industry. IMPORTANCE, see page 7

COMMERCE

College Row Northgate center set to open Aug. 10 New businesses include PJ’s, Pita Pit Catherine Threlkeld Staff Writer

Students returning to campus in the fall will find a new site on the corner of State Street and Highland Road. College Row Northgate is a new shopping center constructed behind Smoothie King. Chris Beall, project manager with Block Construction, said

there will be a PJ’s Coffee, Pita Pit, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, a Chinese restaurant, CVS Pharmacy and a recent addition, Buffalo Wild Wings. “I know a lot of students will be happy about that one,” Beall said about Buffalo Wild Wings. Beall said the site is “substantially complete,” and the company will turn over buildings to the new owners Aug. 10. Jack Brighenti, owner of New Orleans-based Pita Pit, said his restaurant has a college atmosphere and is ready to be open near campus. “We were excited to move up there and offer some good food,”

Brighenti said. Brighenti said college students really like the gyro wrap, but there will also be food for carb-conscious people. The restaurant also has a new Tiger club sandwich for the new location. “Pita Pit is a Tiger fan,” Brighenti said. “Geaux Tigers!” Pita Pit will be open until 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, 3 a.m. on other days and will offer delivery. Philadelphia-based Campus Apartments bought the land several NORTHGATE, see page 7

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Construction continues July 20 on College Row Northgate, set to open Aug. 10.


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Nation & World

INTERNATIONAL

NATIONAL

Third most-wanted Nazi suspect charged in Germany

Judge blocks parts of Arizona immigration law

BERLIN (AP) — The world’s third most-wanted Nazi suspect, who lived undisturbed for decades after World War II, has been charged in Germany with participating in the murder of 430,000 Jews while serving as a low-ranking guard at a death camp.

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge dealt a serious rebuke to Arizona’s toughest-in-the-nation immigration law on Wednesday when she put most of the crackdown on hold just hours before it was to take effect. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton shifts the immigration debate to the courts and sets up a lengthy legal battle that may not be decided until the Supreme Court weighs in. Republican Gov. Jan Brewer said the state will likely appeal the ruling and seek to get the judge’s order overturned.

Catalonia region of Spain bids farewell to bullfighting after ban BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lawmakers in the region of Catalonia thrust a sword deep into Spain’s centuries-old tradition of bullfighting, banning the bloodsoaked pageant that has fascinated artists and writers from Goya to Hemingway. Wednesday’s vote in the Catalan parliament prohibits bullfighting starting in 2012 in the northeastern region that centers on Barcelona.

New York City looks to stop spreading bedbug infestations NEW YORK (AP) — One of every 15 New Yorkers battled bedbugs last year, officials said Wednesday as they announced a plan to fight the spreading infestation, including a publicawareness campaign and a top

entomologist to head the effort. The bloodsucking pests, which are not known to spread disease but can cause great mental anguish with their persistent and fast-growing infestations, have rapidly multiplied throughout New York and many other U.S. cities in recent years. Jury begins weighing Blagojevich in Illinois corruption case CHICAGO (AP) — Rod Blagojevich’s fate was in the hands of jurors Wednesday as they began deciding whether the impeached Illinois governor tried to sell an appointment to President Barack Obama’s former Senate seat and schemed to use his political power for personal gain. Jurors, weighing evidence against the second Illinois governor in a row to be charged with corruption, received lengthy instructions from the judge on how their deliberations should be conducted.

LATEST OIL SPILL NEWS BRIEFS

— One hundred days after the rig explosion that set off the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, the oil giant behind it is hoping to move beyond the losses, the gaffes and the live video that ran for weeks of the busted well coughing up massive amounts of crude every second. BP is replacing CEO Tony Hayward with Managing Director Robert Dudley, selling $30 billion in assets and setting aside $32.2 billion to cover the long-term cost of the spill. It’s also claiming a $9.88 billion tax credit in the second quarter based on the $32.2 billion charge. — Army Corps of Engineers officials will be working closely with state officials to draw up a plan to restore coastal Louisiana. The corps plans to embed employees with Louisiana’s Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration. Coastal Louisiana has lost about 2,300 square miles of land since the 1930s. It is one of the fastest-eroding coastal areas

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in the world. — A research team will return to the Gulf of Mexico next month to map underwater plumes of oil and gas, a University of Georgia oceanographer said. A team led by oceanographer Samantha Joye tracked one plume during research voyages in May and June. She said no one has made a systematic sweep around the massive oil spill in the Gulf to find other plumes. A federal report released Friday confirmed the existence of oil plumes. — Gulf beaches from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle were closed or slapped with health warnings nearly 10 times more often this summer than last because of oil from BP’s massive deepwater leak, according to a report released Wednesday. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council’s annual survey of beach water quality the oil spill affected 49 of 253 beach segments it monitors in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida.

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ENVIRONMENT

University researchers explore many effects of oil spill Nicholas Persac Staff Writer

University researchers across campus departments are starting, conducting and completing studies to better understand numerous effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill crisis, which began more than 100 days ago. “Our researchers take the potential impacts of this disastrous and as of yet ongoing oil spill quite seriously,” Doris Carver, interim vice chancellor for research and economic development said in a news release. “From the beginning, our faculty have been on the forefront using their expertise to help the situation.” The National Science Foundation awarded at least four Rapid Response Grants to University researchers “to study a variety of pathways in which the oil spill might impact the fragile ecosystems — both wildlife and human — of the Louisiana wetlands and Gulf of Mexico region,” according to a news release.

Most recently, Robert Cook, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, was given such a grant with researchers from Texas A&M University and Georgia Institute of Technology. The team will “investigate the impact of oil contamination from the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico on the composition of dissolved organic matter, or DOM, in the Louisiana coastal marshes,” according to the NSF website. The researchers will collect samples “from marshes along Terrebonne Bay” and hope to prove changes to the DOMs will be indicative of the recent spill. Crystal Johnson and Ed Laws, researchers in the School of the Coast and Environment’s Department of Environmental Sciences, are working with Gary King in the Department of Biological Sciences to study how oil will affect natural bacteria found in oyster beds. These bacteria can cause disease in humans and animals, and the researchers will study how oil impacts phytoplankton, which can

produce antibiotics that slow the bacteria’s growth. Three professors in the Department of Political Science — Christopher Kenny, Christopher Weber and Kathleen Bratton — will study how people use social networking websites during a major disaster. They received a Rapid Response Grant to “determine the social nature of disaster response, or ... how social networks shape and influence emotional and behavioral responses to largemagnitude disasters,” according to the release. Sociology professors Matthew Lee and Troy Blanchard completed a survey to understand health impacts on Louisiana residents caused by the spill. Lee and Blanchard worked with the University’s Public Policy Research Lab to interview via telephone more than 900 residents near the spill starting June 17. The study found notable increases in self-rated stress and constant worry among these residents about the spill’s impacts and how it

CAMPUS LIFE

‘Outcasts’ author to speak at One Book One Community Matthew Jacobs Senior Staff Writer

Author Neil White will address the Baton Rouge community tonight as part of the University’s ongoing One Book One Community program. White’s memoir “In the Sanctuary of Outcasts” is the summer selection for OBOC, a University-affiliated program that encourages Baton Rouge residents and University students to read designated books. White will speak tonight at 7 p.m. at the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student Athletes. The event is free and open to the public. “In the Sanctuary of Outcasts” recalls the 18 months White spent in prison in Carville, La., after he was convicted of bank fraud in the ’90s. Robin Kistler, One Book One Community committee member and director of LSU Executive Education, said the memoir was selected for its relevance to the community and its ability to resonate well with readers. “[We believe] the book will speak to a diverse audience in the Baton Rouge area,” Kistler said. OBOC selects one book each winter or spring and one book each summer. The project is run off private donations, grant funding and Barnes & Noble-sponsored book fairs, according to Kistler. “The One Book One Community program was an outgrowth of LSU’s Summer Reading Program,” Kistler said. “It seemed like a great idea to share these authors visiting our campus

with the rest of the greater Baton Rouge community.” The summer selections typically attract the respective books’ authors to speak to the capitol city, while the Neil White winter selecAuthor tions have featured classic literature works such as “To Kill a Mockingbird,”

“Fahrenheit 451” and “The Great Gatsby.” OBOC has drawn about 3,000 participants since its inception in 2006, according to Kistler. Tonight’s event will feature an address from White, as well as the opportunity to have White autograph books. Barnes & Noble will have copies of the memoir available for purchase. Contact Matthew Jacobs at mjacobs@lsureveille.com

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will affect friends and family. Seven in 10 respondents “worried about having to move” because of the spill, and “more than 35 percent reported experiencing headaches or migraines or feeling sick to their stomach some of the time or almost constantly in the week before the interview because of their worry over the oil spill,” and nearly 43 percent were “unable to focus on their usual jobs or tasks” because of worry from the spill. University finance professor Joseph Mason recently completed a study, “The Economic Cost of a Moratorium on the Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration to the Gulf Region,” and testified this week before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship to speak against the federal government’s offshore deepwater drilling moratorium, according to the committee’s website. The Obama administration first enacted a moratorium on offshore

deepwater drilling on May 30 — just more than a month after the Deepwater Horizon’s April 20 explosion — and while the “goal of the moratorium is to shield the Gulf from further harmful effects by limiting the likelihood of a similar oil spill in the future,” Mason’s study says “ceasing offshore drilling, even for as little as six months, ... will further depress onshore state and local economies dependent on oil production.” The study estimates the moratorium could cost the Gulf states more than $2.1 billion in output, 8,000 jobs, $487 million in wages and almost $98 million in tax revenues. More than 12,000 jobs, $2.7 billion in economic activity and $219 million in tax revenue could be lost nationally due to the moratorium, according to Mason’s study.

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REVEILLE MUSIC

TECHNOLOGY

Ranks

Veronica Falls, “Beachy Head”

No Pain In Pop

With summer reaching its inevitable end, the perfect beachy jam can serve as a nostalgic reminder of the warm nights and sunny days we will soon leave behind. Enter London-based pop group Veronica Falls, whose two-track 7” “Beachy Head” serves up a tribute to the idealized summer. “Beachy Head,” the first single, is a fast-paced collection of hazy guitars, layered vocals and catchy refrains. “Staying Here” is a slower tune, still expressing the energy and warmth of a low-key summer night. The album’s contrasting day/night tracks are unified by a solid summery vibe, making it a strong early effort from a pop group we will surely hear more from into autumn.

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Futurebirds, “Hampton’s Lullaby”

Autumn Tone Records

Hailing from Athens, Ga., and blending organic American textures as a six-man band, Futurebirds released this week “Hampton’s Lullaby,” an 11-track album, on Autumn Tone Records. The band self describes its genre as “sailor songs,” and say they sound simply like “supper.” A bartender at Chelsea’s Cafe — where the band played this month and will return Aug. 26 — described the sound as “psychedelic country.” Though rough around the edges at times, “Hampton’s Lullaby” is an enjoyable collection of songs that uses lofty vocals with folk and rock sounds. The songs translate well live, and several depend on instrumental or vocal solos and moderate jams mixed with a flavor of Neil Young, Wilco and Kings of Leon.

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Best Coast, “Crazy For You”

Mexican Summer

“Crazy For You,” the debut album from California indie-pop band Best Coast, is a classically crafted summer album. Lead singer Bethany Consentino sings desperate romantic pleas over some of the sweetest fuzzy guitar riffs of the year. “Crazy For You” works because Consentino never lets the listener pity her romantic plight too much. Instead, she keeps the listener’s focus on her beautiful vocals and the album’s youthful, effervescent sound. While some of the lyrics border on cringeworthy, Consentino’s straightforward delivery often serves as a fine complement to the record’s addictive guitar-pop hooks.

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Wavves, “King of the Beach”

Fat Possum Records

“King of the Beach,” the third album by noise-pop band Wavves, is aptly titled. Most of the album’s tunes would sound right at home blaring from a seaside stereo. Leaving behind some of the trademark distortion that characterized the band’s earlier lo-fi releases, “King of the Beach” combines the pop sensibilities of The Beach Boys with a taste of the grittiness of Wavves’ previous work. But the band fails in emulating The Beach Boys’ knack for creating songs that are timeless. “King of the Beach” is both catchy and interesting, but it will probably be forgotten by next summer.

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Katy Perry, “Teenage Dream” (Single)

Capitol

Katy Perry’s newest single, “Teenage Dream,” follows her summer hit “California Gurls,” which has dominated the top of Billboard charts across the world. With no collaborator on “Teenage Dream,” Katy Perry uses her sweet vocals and electronic beats to make a fun tween song. “Teenage Dream” is sure to be a smashing hit to end the summer. Despite plenty of autotune and lyrics reminiscent of “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream” is destined to become a staple on the radio and the late-night bar scene. Both singles will appear on her new album, set to be released Aug. 24.

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MOVIES “Solitary Man”

Millennium Films

“Solitary Man” finds Oscar winner Michael Douglas in his best role in years as a washed-up car salesman who sees his personal and professional lives diminish rapidly before his eyes. Featuring a stellar supporting ensemble that includes astute performances from Susan Sarandon, Jenna Fischer, Danny DeVito and MaryLouse Parker, the film is a wise and uncontrived character portrait of one man’s self-destructive midlife crisis. “Solitary Man” is a smartly written dramedy, and every character has depth, making the film genuine and palatable.

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Youths’ Internet use likely to last Ryan Buxton Staff Writer

Social networking websites have become an ingrained part of the college experience, and the millennial generation is likely to keep up its habit of sharing personal information online as young people grow older, according to a new study. In a July study by the Pew Research Center, 67 percent of “technology stakeholders” said they predict members of the millennial generation “will continue to be ambient broadcasters who disclose a great deal of personal information in order to stay connected and take advantage of social, economic and political opportunities.” Millennials, or people born after 1980, will continue their habits of disseminating information about themselves online even as they acquire families and important responsibilities, the study’s experts forecasted. This generation, members of which are often called “digital natives,” integrate their technology use with the desire for sharing personal information that all humans share, said communication studies professor Loretta Pecchioni. “At the heart of every theory of interpersonal communication and relationship development is self disclosure,” Pecchioni said. “The more we learn about other people, that helps us to understand who they are and the better we can predict their behavior and the easier it is to interact with them.” Pecchioni said through sites like Facebook, people can learn things about others that make it easier to quickly develop a relationship. Pavica Sheldon, a research associate for the School of Social Work who received her doctorate in communication studies from the University in May 2010, wrote her dissertation on the development of relationships through social networking sites. “It is interesting that college students are aware of how much information they post online,” Sheldon said in an email. “Most people now have limited Facebook, MySpace and Twitter accounts.” Sheldon said extroverted people are more likely to disclose things about themselves on the Internet, which she called the “rich-get-richer hypothesis.” “The more Facebook friends a person has, the more they self-disclose,” she said. But Sheldon also found most people use Facebook for catching up with acquaintances rather than interacting with close personal friends. “I found that participants actually like, trust and self-disclose more to their face-to-face friends than Facebook friends,” she said. “Digital natives in this study reported that their interaction on Facebook is usually reserved for their longdistance friends who moved after high school … while they talk to their best friends and family members primarily in person.” Using the Internet to maintain casual relationships is the way many older people use social networking sites now, and this pattern of use

may be what the millennial generation continues to follow as they age, Pecchioni said. “It’s what older people are getting on for. They touch base with people they went to high school with and are reconnecting with people they lost track of,” she said. “When big stuff happens in someone’s life, you can reconnect briefly at least.” Sheldon predicted that as millennials gets older, their online presence will increase and they will use

Facebook more often than email or other older forms of computer-mediated communication. “With the iPhones and iPads, we are connected even when we are driving the car,” she said. “So there is no reason not to think that online presence will increase.”

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‘Pimps’ and ‘Predators’

Sports

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Jones returns to New Orleans Michael Lambert Contributing Writer

Four SEC schools under investigation for players’ improper dealings with agents Four schools in the SoutheastItÕ s all about being mature ern Conference have come under and learning what people to avoid, fire lately for improper dealings Peterson said. with agents. Ò I want to Katherine Terrell Players from play here at LSU Alabama, South and keep my eliContributing Writer Carolina, Florida gibility,Ó Peterson and Georgia are all under NCAA said. Ò I just tell them that IÕ ll talk investigation. to you at the proper time.Ó Alabama defensive lineman Florida coach Urban Meyer Marcell Dareus, South Carolina said a coach canÕ t always be there tight end Weslye Saunders and to watch everything. Georgia receiver A.J. Green are “For a coach to figure out who three players rumored to have a runner is at a nightclub at 2:30 in been at a Miami party that set off the morning, IÕ ve been asleep for the investigation. four hours. The coaches canÕ t do South Carolina coach Steve that. IÕ ve tried to,Ó Meyer said. Spurrier said the questions sur- Ò At Florida we have security for rounding the party are about who one reason, and itÕ s not so much paid for it. If agents paid for play- for the fans. ItÕ s for people we ers to attend the party, they could donÕ t want around our players.Ó lose their eligibility. ItÕ s not a matter of keeping Ò All I know is about what ... agents off campus, but teaching the world knows now,Ó Spurrier the players about who to trust, said at SEC Media Days. Meyer said. No LSU players have been Ò I heard a comment about named in the investigation, and [keeping] the agents off campus,Ó junior cornerback Patrick Peter- Meyer said. Ò [ItÕ s] arguably one son said he had nothing to do with of the most ridiculous statements the party or agents. IÕ ve ever heard because they are Ò They try talking to me all off campus. TheyÕ re not on our the time,Ó Peterson said. Ò But I campus. If they are, theyÕ re hiding keep my distance away from those AGENTS, see page 6 guys, knowing the consequences.Ó

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[Top] Alabama coach Nick Saban talks to the media July 21 during the Southeastern Conference Media Days in Hoover, Ala. [Bottom] Florida coach Urban Meyer talks to reporters July 21 during the SEC Media Days.

Former LSU star Chad Jones celebrated a long-awaited homecoming Tuesday as he was released from a New York hospital and traveled home to the Big Easy from the Big Apple. Jones left the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan to return to New Orleans to rest for several weeks, according to a New York Giants press release. The LSU two-sport athlete has undergone many surgical procedures to his left leg and ankle at the Manhattan hospital after getting into a car accident June 25 on Carrollton Avenue. Jones was initially treated at the LSU Public Hospital in New Orleans before being transferred to the Manhattan hospital, where he will return for further surgery after recuperating in his hometown. Ò Chad is in great spirits and excited to be getting out of the hospital,Ó said Giants vice president of medical services Ronnie Barnes in the release. Ò All has gone well thus far for Chad, and he will return in probably six to eight weeks for another surgical procedure.Ó LSU football coach Les Miles commented Friday about his former safety at SEC Media Days. Ò Chad Jones will eventually JONES, see page 6

FOOTBALL

New defenders seek to add depth, get playing time EditorÕ s note: This story is the last in a series on incoming football playersÕ impacts on the team. Michael Lambert Contributing Writer

LSUÕ s 2008 recruiting class has produced a few pleasant surprises for the LSU coaching staff Ñ once again proving stars donÕ t mean everything. Quarterback Jordan Jefferson, center P.J. Lonergan and right tackle Alex Hurst, all Scout.com three-star recruits from the 2008 class, have risen to become fulltime starters going into this season. But the pundits got it right with one prospect. Five-star stud Patrick Peterson was rated the No. 1 cornerback in the nation, and the 6-foot-1-inch,

211-pound defensive stalwart has proved his worth in two seasons. The Pompano Beach product broke out onto the college football limelight last year when he held down the cornerback position with 13 starts, 52 tackles, an interception return for a touchdown and a blocked field goal. The 2010 recruiting class contains seven Scout four-star recruits on the defensive side of the ball eager to prove their worth. Ò We have a lot of good, young guys that we havenÕ t seem perform yet,Ó Peterson said. Ò That was high school, this is college. This is the SEC.Ó Shea Dixon, managing editor for TigerSportsDigest.com, said playing time for new players depends largely on the depth chart and injuries. Ò ItÕ s always a numbers game,Ó

Dixon said. Ò LSU has been able to bring in some guys that have the abilities to play as a freshman. They have to have athleticism and size going into college.Ó Dixon said Jordan Allen, a 6-foot-6-inch, 248-pound defensive end, has the right mix of pedigree and strength to see the field early. Ò Allen is a guy on the defensive line, since they are a little thin, you could maybe see him get in the mix,Ó Dixon said. Ò He has a good football mind coming from West Monroe, and it may be a little easier transition.Ó Scout three-star defensive lineman Ken Adams from Enterprise, Ala., has already been impressing the LSU coaches and players. RECRUITS, see page 6

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LSU junior defensive lineman Dennis Johnson (98) and redshirt freshman defensive end Sam Montgomery (99) participate in a blocking drill March 9.


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behind bushes.Ó So whoÕ s to blame? Alabama coach Nick Saban insisted most of the fault falls on the shoulders of the agent. While most agents are good, itÕ s the few agents who break the rules that cause problems, he continued. Ò Agents that do this, I hate to say this, but how are they any better than a pimp?Ó Saban asked. Ò I have no respect for people who do that to young people, none. I mean, none. How would you feel if they did it to your child?Ó Meyer said agents are like predators and compared the situation to an Ò epidemic that needs to be fixed.” “Since my first day at Florida, IÕ ve never seen anything like it,Ó Meyer said. Saban said the only way to fix the problem is to give

JONES, from page 5

be fine,” Miles said. “I suspect that he will be able to play in the NFL.” Jones started 19 games with 158 tackles in his three-season football career and was a reliever and outfielder for the baseball team in 2009. The safety chose to forego his senior season at LSU and declared to the NFL draft, where he was selected by the Giants in the third round. Ò We would love to have him back in Baton Rouge, let him continue and go to school and work out for us,Ó Miles said. Ò I think maybe thatÕ s part of the

RECRUITS, from page 5

“[He] really played first for us this spring,” LSU football coach Les Miles said at SEC Media Days. “We would expect him to play virtually in every game and if not start in most.Ó Adams committed to Auburn out of high school and then switched to Tennessee when he chose to go to junior college, but the 6-foot-5-inch, 252-pound lineman ultimately signed with LSU in February. Peterson’s eyes lit up when a reporter asked him about Adams during SEC Media Days. Ò Ken Adams and [sophomore defensive end] Sam Montgomery coming around the edge Ñ I feel sorry for the quarterbacks,” Peterson said. Ò That may even make my job even easier.Ó Dixon said Ego Ferguson out of Hargrave Military Academy, the same school as former LSU running back Keiland Williams, will be in the mix on the defensive line once he becomes fully qualified. Ò He still has a summer course to complete,” Dixon said. “Whenever he gets in town, you can start to gauge where he fits in. He’s going to be the most qualified lineman from the class.Ó Dixon said freshman linebacker Justin Maclin, a 6-foot-4-inch, 220-pound Scout four-star recruit, could see the field before his fellow linebackers from the 2010 class, Scout three-star prospects Luke Muncie and D.J. Welter. Ò They are a little bit smaller,Ó

rule-breaking agents severe repercussions. Ò If an agent does anything to affect the eligibility of a college football player, his license ought to be suspended for a year,Ó Saban said. Ò ThatÕ s the only way weÕ re going to stop whatÕ s happening out there because itÕ s ridiculous and itÕ s entrapment of young people at a very difficult time in their life.Ó Saban said Alabama has always treated the NFL well in the past. It might not be so hospitable if the organization doesnÕ t do something to control the agents in the future. Ò IÕ ve never had one minute of our practice ever restricted to NFL scouts, anything we do, in benefit of our players,Ó Saban said. Ò I would absolutely hate to do this. But I would also hope that the NFL and the NFL Players Association would do something about

this without us having to do that.Ó Tweaking the NCAA rules might be another solution, said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. Ò The current NCAA rules are as much a part of the problem as they are the solution,Ó Slive said. “The rules make it difficult for student-athletes to seek and obtain the kind of advice they need to properly evaluate potential opportunities for a career in professional sports.Ó Slive said he didnÕ t intend to excuse bad behavior, but thinks a change needs to happen. “It is time to reexamine the NCAA rules that relate to agents,Ó Slive said. Ò We in the SEC look forward to being active participants in this review.Ó

plan, but certainly, you know, we wish him the very best.Ó Senior linebacker Kelvin Sheppard said he got the news from JonesÕ brother after receiving many text messages and phones calls the morning of the wreck. Ò I was hurt,Ó Sheppard said. Ò That was one of my good friends. We went everywhere together.Ó Sheppard visited Jones in New Orleans the next day and was encouraged by seeing him in good spirits. Ò We were very close,Ó Sheppard said. Ò Everybody always thought we looked alike.Ó Junior cornerback Patrick

Peterson may not share the dreadlocks of Sheppard and Jones, but the cornerback was equally affected by the news of JonesÕ accident. “It hurt,” Peterson said. “I just texted him a couple days before that. I texted him, ‘Happy Father’s Day.’” Peterson said Jones will overcome his injuries and make a return to the football field. Ò ChadÕ s going to be OK,Ó Peterson said. “He has that demeanor. I see Chad playing for the Giants.Ó

Dixon said. “They may need a year in the weight room. HeÕ s already a better player than those guys. IÕ d be shocked to see Maclin get a redshirt.Ó Eric Reid from Dutchtown High School is similar to Maclin in his capabilities to compete early for a spot at LSU. Ò HeÕ s got it all put together,Ó Dixon said. “He’s got the brains and the size. He looks like heÕ s already in his sophomore year.Ó Dixon said new New Orleans

native defensive backs Ronnie Vinson from Isidore Newman High School and Tyrann Mathieu from St. Augustine High School could provide depth if needed. Ò They are really good cornerbacks,” Dixon said. “They were seen as two of the best in the state. They are a good tandem to have.Ó

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during the 2011-12 academic year and up to 10 percent more during 2012-13, giving the University an authorization to increase tuition by a total of 20 percent over three years under the GRAD Act. “The spirit and intent of the GRAD Act is to enable the universities to increase their tuition and mandatory fees to a level that is compatible with other southern region universities and at the same time to improve the overall campus performance,” said Mike Gargano, LSU System vice president for student and academic affairs. Gargano said many University students will not feel a large financial impact from the raise in tuition because the TOPS award will be increased with tuition and fees. The legislation says tuition can only be raised until it meets the Southern peer institution average, but the University is far enough from its peers that it is unlikely the average will be met in three years, according

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John said no institution in the state ranks near LGS in many areas, like modeling of aquifers, locating of natural resources and mapping the state. “These are things that no

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years ago and tore down the preexisting strip center. Thomas Bradley, director of

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to Robert Kuhn, associate vice chancellor of Budget and Planning. “My opinion is we can go up 10 percent for a long time, at least meaning three or four years or more and not reach the latest published average of this group,” Kuhn said. According to the Southern Regional Education Board’s most recently published tuition averages, which are from the 2008-09 year, the University’s yearly tuition of $5,086 was $1,671, or 32.9 percent, lower than the average tuition at comparable universities. But for the University to raise tuition each year, it must meet the performance criteria outlined in the GRAD Act. The performance standards are divided into four categories — student success, articulation and transfer, workforce and economic development and institutional efficiency and accountability. The student success category requires the University to “achieve cohort graduation rate and graduation productivity goals that are consistent

with institutional peers,” according to language in the GRAD Act. Some of the criteria in this category include bettering retention rates and graduation rates. Gargano said the University needs to improve graduation rates to remain competitive as a flagship institution. “We do have to recognize that for the LSU main campus to have a 59 percent graduation rate, that is far below the majority of its southern peers, and certainly way below its national peers,” he said. The second category, articulation and transfer, involves tightening admission standards and other necessary policies to increase efficiency in the relationship with transfer students and collaboration with other institutions. Workforce and economic development, the third category, deals with bettering technology use and research productivity, as well as the initiative to “eliminate academic program offerings that have low student completion rates … or are

not aligned with current or strategic workforce needs of the state, region, or both,” according to the legislation. The final category is institutional efficiency and accountability. This category includes eliminating remedial course offerings and associate degree programs unless they cannot be offered at a community college in a nearby area. The University, as well as other institutions participating in the GRAD Act program, will submit its first report on meeting these criteria on May 15, 2011, Gargano said. Both the Board of Supervisors and Board of Regents will evaluate the report. If either of the boards are unsatisfied with the reports, they may request meetings with campus leadership to further discuss the evaluation before a final recommendation is made, Gargano said. Despite looming additional statewide budget cuts to higher education, Gargano said meeting the performance criteria during a time of financial uncertainty is “probably

a lot easier than people want to believe.” Gargano outlined a three-step process universities can use to meet the GRAD Act’s retention and graduation rates requirements. The steps include standardizing all bachelor degree programs to 120 hours each, creating a detailed course map for every major offered by the University and admitting every new student directly into their major. Gargano said by keeping students on track with their academic requirements, the University can make it difficult for students to “slip through the cracks” and unnecessarily prolong their time at the University. “Emphasis needs to be placed on enrollment and student success, because in the end both the University and the student wins,” Gargano said.

one else in the state does but us,” John said. “These are things that would disappear from the state.” LGS used to be part of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources but was transferred to the University’s Office of Research and Economic

Development by a legislative act in 1997. John said it is unclear of whether the LGS could be transferred back to the Department of Natural Resources, and the decision is up to the Legislature. “We don’t exactly know

what the situation is because it is more or less an exercise in case the University gets a cut in the 2011-2012 year,” John said. The cut from LGS is one small portion of a larger $46 million budget cut from the entire University. Although no plans are

definite, the University put the budget crisis plan in place to have cuts ready if they do occur.

development with Campus Apartments, said the new development will bring “missing retail.” “We hope that it starts a rejuvenation of the retail

neighborhood and prompts other developments in the area,” Bradley said. Bradley said College Row Northgate will recharge business

along Highland Road and State Street. Campus Apartments also owns Campus Crossings Venue at Northgate, Campus Crossings Highland

and Campus Crossings Brightside.

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OUR VIEW

ThursdAy, July 29, 2010

Enjoy summer, but don’t ignore LSU’s looming problems Another summer has come and gone — at least, for those of us at The Daily Reveille. Mercifully, the actual season of summer still has a few weeks left, and we who have been taking classes or working on campus have a short break before the long grind of the fall semester begins. Between the oppressively hot days, the constant surprise showers and the depressing thought of taking classes during vacation months, summer can be a bit of a grind itself. The thought of some cooler weather, football games and departed friends returning to Baton Rouge is a welcome thought, at least to us. But while you gear up for

one last hurrah before the start of fall, don’t forget about the issues brought to light this summer. The LSU System is set to cut $133 million from its budget, with $46 million to come from the Baton Rouge campus — our Alma Mater, our degrees and our ways of life. While nothing is finalized, the implications of this crisis are already starting to rear their heads. Earlier this summer Chancellor Michael Martin announced plans to cut degree programs in German, Latin and Library and Information Sciences. Also on the chopping block are vital parts of the University community such as the Louisiana

Geological Survey and the LSU Writing Center. Even the University’s iconic oak trees are at risk, as proposed cuts call for the elimination of the arborist crew that oversees LSU’s more than 12,000 oak trees. “As a 40-year veteran of higher education, it will be a devastating blow that will not be recovered from in my lifetime or in the lifetimes of our grandchildren,” Martin said of the cuts. In addition, the Louisiana state legislature recently passed the LA GRAD Act, giving the University the ability to increase tuition by 5 percent this year, with other legislation allowing for increases of up to 10 percent, and to keep increasing it in the future if

it meets certain requirements. On a broader scale, the state was bombarded with problems created by the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and resulting spill. The University has played its own role in stopping the spill, with various departments around campus obtaining grants to research different facets of the problem even during a time when some LSU research facilities are being considered for closure. The leak was recently capped after an 87-day fiasco, but that is merely a starting point for recovery, not a resolution. These issues are important to the campus community, and they will affect us for generations to

come. It’s necessary to take a muchneeded break from school, but we can’t forget our roles in this process. What is the University doing to restore the Gulf coast? What other budget cuts could lie in wait in the future? How is Student Government voicing the concerns of students in such a trying time? Is The Daily Reveille doing enough to properly inform its readers of such weighty issues? You owe it to yourself to ask all these questions, and we hope you do — even in the dead days of summer. Contact the Editorial Board at editor@lsureveille.com

FANNING THE FLAMES

Oil companies taking proactive environmental steps Four oil firms operating in the Gulf of Mexico — Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell — have collaborated to create a rapid response network for oil spills. This brainchild of the U.S. petroleum industry comes in the wake of late April’s BP spill — the effects of which are manifest on the outlying beaches, swamps and marshes of the coastal states and in the Gulf of Mexico. The containment system will deploy a deepwater cleanup team to respond within days of an oil spill emergency without the lags in response time that plagued Deepwater Horizon. The founding sponsors have designated a new non-profit organization, the Marine Well Containment Company, to run the containment project. The four companies have each footed $250 million and pooled their money for the emergency system. A collective $1 billion initial investment will pay for building subsea and modular equipment for the oil containment assembly. The alliance was forged after Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar imposed a moratorium on deepwater drilling until Nov. 30. The mutuallyassured stagnation of Gulf drilling for these four oil companies may have sparked their commitment to devise an emergency plan for massive well blowouts. Rex W. Tillerson, the chairman of ExxonMobil, mentioned in an interview that another catastrophe requiring use of the emergency system would be

unlikely, but a “risk-management gap” had to be plugged to restore public confidence and coerce the government to repeal its deepwater drilling ban. The new backup plan geared toward damage control is a defensive countermeasure to the drilling Trevor Fanning m o r a t o r i u m , but there is still Columnist some glimmer from an environmentalist beacon among the oil companies. I was working for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association in June when I saw Apache, Exxon Mobil and Shell employees deploying from coastal marinas to work on their companies’ oil pipelines. At Falgout’s Canal Landing in Theriot, La., ConocoPhillips workers caught my attention because the men were unloading heavy bushels of marsh grass to plant as part of the company’s efforts at coastal restoration. The marsh grass planting belied my suppositions that champions of industry dominated oil commerce; I was surprised to see an oil company gentrifying and vitalizing the Gulf Coast. ConocoPhillips produced more than 2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in 2006, second only to ExxonMobil in the United States. The company’s emphasis on natural gas helps cut the emission of greenhouse

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gases, and ConocoPhillips is intensely focused on the climate change debate, according to a Feb. 16 news release. BP has also taken the reins in disbursing $5 million in grant funds to LSU. Our University’s School of the Coast and Environment was a prime candidate for the grant — and one of the first to express consternation about spraying dispersants in deep sea environments. EPA official Lisa Jackson beseeched the school’s advice on underwater dispersant use

early on in the crisis. “Very unusual and interesting creatures inhabit the deep sea — and the effects of dispersants on these creatures are yet unknown,” Dean Christopher D’Elia said. BP visited LSU and broached the dispersants research to the School of the Coast and Environment back in May, less than a month after the blowout and BP spill. “At that time it had not gotten inland,” D’Elia said, referring to the mixture of oil and dispersants. “I told BP that

our greatest expertise was on coastal and wetland science.” Two offshore industries constitute the bulk of coastal Louisiana’s economy: seafood and oil. The companies that empathize with the state’s environmental plight and fortify our waning coastland while they extract our oil and natural gas are the ones worth keeping in Louisiana. Contact Trevor Fanning at tfanning@lsureveille.com

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Jailbreaking smartphones can come with a price Ahoy, matey. It’s time to batten down the hatches, shiver me timbers, gather some wenches and wonder where all the rum has gone. Aside from the swash-buckling, high seas faring, Jack Sparrow look-a-like pirates, the term “pirate” has stretched into a newer, different meaning in the modern technology age. Have you ever decided you didn’t want to pay for a CD but just downloaded it anyway? Well, you’re a pirate. Ever decided you didn’t want to wait the five months for the movie to come out on DVD and just bootlegged it off some Internet site? Here’s your eye patch, matey — you’re a pirate. While the war between record and movie industries and Internet piracy has been an ongoing struggle for the past decade or two, these aren’t the pirates this column is focusing on today. This one comes down to all those upset smartphone users who aren’t happy with the current settings or customization levels their handset offers out of the box, and decide to

break through that pre-existing barrier to do some things to the phone the manufacturer may not have had in mind. “Jailbreaking” (iPhone) or “rooting” (Android/WebOS) your phone have become two popular terms as of late to open up your phone and do many more things with it. Android and WebOS are based on an open source operating system (OS) so the news of more control isn’t as big for phones running either OS. However, this is big news for those with an iPhone, in which Apple likes to control and maintain how their precious phone is handled. Jailbreaking allows users to install a new OS, download any application on their phone — whether it’s been approved by Apple or not — without paying Steve Jobs a penny. It can also allow for the tethering of other devices, optimize your processor to improve performance and battery life and even allows the phone to become unlocked. Are you tired of owning an iPhone on AT&T’s unreliable network? By unlocking it, you can take your phone to any cellular provider

you desire. Unfortunately, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in 1998 has made it illegal for you to break Digital Rights Management (DRM) restrictions, even when it comes to devices you own. Therefore, it’s been illegal for you to jailbreak your phone and technically Apple and other phone companies could sue these pirates under DMCA law. H o w e v e r, AdAm Arinder last Monday, Columnist Judge Emilio Garza of the 5th Circuit Appeals Court ruled in favor of the pirates — more or less. The court’s decision stated that circumventing DRM on wireless communication devices to run thirdparty software, enabling functions not made available on the device as well as allow it to connect to networks the device was not intended by its manufacturer will now be allowed without any type of litigation worries from the manufacturer.

Basically this means it’s now legal to jailbreak your phone for the purpose of installing legally obtained software. It should be noted that while jailbreaking is now technically legal, it doesn’t mean you can walk into an Apple store and ask them to jailbreak your phone for you. The process will still void your warranty (unless you reset your phone to factory settings before bringing it back into the store) as well as, if done incorrectly, could ultimately “brick” your phone — causing it to become nothing more than an expensive paperweight. While this seems like big news for those interested in this sort of practice, it won’t affect as many people as you may think. Obviously it’s big enough news to make headlines on every tech website I read and for me to write a column about it, but the reality is hackers would continue jailbreaking phones and producing ROMs whether it were legal or not. Phone owners clever enough — or with a knowledgeable friend — will continue to break the phone manufacturers’ DRM maneuvers.

But with the knowledge of this practice being legal, we may find more iPhone owners straddling the fence on whether to crack their Jesus Phone open deciding to make the jump now that there are no ramifications. Also there’s the possibility of more ROMs, emulators and other third-party app stores around if more people decide to hack their handset. I still haven’t had a chance to root my HTC Incredible — just because I know with my luck, I’ll screw it up. I’ve always said a jailbroken iPhone is a scary powerful device. So this is a good opportunity for all you disgruntled iPhone owners to take advantage of the power of the handset because there is always the chance this ruling could get appealed to the Supreme Court and possibly overturned. Just be careful if you try to break through your phone because you could easily send it down to Davey Jones’ locker. Contact Adam Arinder at aarinder@lsureveille.com

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College athletes should be paid by universities

College athletes have to balance the full-time job that is NCAA sports with academics and a social life. People slip up every now and then, and it always seems like one college or another is in trouble for violating some kind of NCAA rule regarding athletes and gifts. I don’t think paying college athletes will end controversies involving athletes and gifts. I do think, however, the players should get paid for the hard work they do for their respective schools. The naysayers argue that it ruins the whole sportsmanship aspect of sports and that the athletes being paid would care more about the cold hard cash rather than school pride. A real athlete has a natural drive to be the best. If someone is playing NCAA sports, especially at a powerhouse school like LSU, I can guarantee you at this point in their career they want to rack up victories. They haven’t spent their entire lives dedicating themselves to training just to lose on such a big stage. These people are determined to win. They know nothing is sweeter than the adrenaline rush that accompanies a championship. It’s what they’ve lived their whole lives for. The most alarming statistic: College athletes spend more than 40 hours a week on athletics. On top of that are 15 or so hours of class. As a current full time college student who also has two jobs, I can’t imagine doing what these

guys do. Most college-level jobs allow you to leave your work at work. College athletes have tremendous outside preparations, both physically and mentally, for their games that require discipline and determination. They have Cory Cox to travel long Columnist distances in the middle of the academic calendar. Not sight-seeing vacations either, but rather boring bus rides and hotel room stays. Opponents of paying college athletes say that college athletes are just going to go pro and make millions anyway. Truth be told only a very small percentage of college athletes go professional. Of course those that do will probably be set for life after signing their rookie contracts. But the majority of college athletes do not make it to the pro ranks. It’s like the same thing as having a student job on campus. Landscape architecture students often land part-time student jobs with LSU’s Landscaping department. Future writers start here at the Reveille. The job gets you ready for your career and also pays. The college athletes that don’t continue professionally should at the very least earn their degrees. I don’t see how a small salary would deprive them of doing that.

Even a minimum wage (which in Louisiana is currently at $7.25) would be a step in the right direction. Obviously college athletes won’t make anything near what their professional counterparts do, but something is better than nothing. The income these athletes bring to the school is gargantuan, from national television exposure to the grand daddy of revenue that is merchandising. It is bullshit that millions and

millions are made off of these athletic programs yet the people most directly responsible for the profit, the athletes, don’t make anything. Think of all the LSU replica jerseys people wear. Keiland Williams didn’t see a dime from all those No. 5 jersey sales. College athletes also double as recruiters. Not everyone goes to school solely based on academics. You know people come here for a full experience, and for many people football games play a big

role in that experience. It is a debate that won’t end anytime soon. Coaches, especially football and basketball, have very nice salaries. Les Miles is one of the best-paid people in Baton Rouge. Let’s get some of his playmakers on the field some of the cash, too.

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more information. personaL assIstant respite companion for disabled young adult male. Flexible schedule & hours, $10-$12/ hour. email questions and contact info. pre-DentaL hygIene stUDents needed to assist hygienist M, W, F mornings. no experience necessary. please fax resume to 296-0218 or email to tsav45@gmail.com 225.296.5980 IntervIeWIng In noLa for katrina recovery. Join our LsU sociology research team to conduct interviews of residents in new orleans neighborhoods. saturday trips to new orleans, with full day of work. $9/ hr with free round-trip transportation & lunch. Interesting, meaningful teamwork on community recovery. Contact David Maddox, dmaddo1@tigers.lsu.edu nanny/ChILD Care tWo positions available for creative, energetic college students that truly loves kids to care for a 7-year old boy. Must love swimming, playing ball and being outdoors. shift hours to include Mon-Fri 8:30am-10:30am and MonWed 1:30pm-8:00pm. every other thurs & Fri 1:30pm-8:00pm. sun. 5:00pm-8:00pm. perfect hours for LsU students. Close to campus. Must have own transportation and be extremely reliable. $10/ hr. reply with school schedule and availability to sdkm1109@aol.com. eLIte gyMnastICs Looking for energetic staff to work birthday parties on weekends, also looking for instructors for rec classes, call for details. no gymnastics exp required 225.766.7070 aFterCare neeDeD aftercare needed in my home for 2 children in Denham springs. hours will be 2:45 till 5:45 M-F. references required. please call (225) 907-8785. CooL Job traInIng For FUtUre Do you want a job as a social media specialist after graduation? We will provide training for you noW!! these jobs will be in high demand at large companies. Looking for a sophomore or junior to grow with this job until you are ready to graduate. 90% of our students get placed in careers post graduation. business, Communications, Marketing, & entrepreneurship students encouraged to apply. Fill out application in b39 hodges hall. or send resume to: marketing@lsureveille.com to be considered for an interview. InternshIp Wanted: poli sci or International relations majors to participate in government simulation. 225.910.8861 Want a Job aFter CoLLege? I have openings for two entrepreneur-types interested in running their own division of our company. Digital and mobile media sales jobs are exploding, and this student job will make you a highly-soughtafter candidate on a national scale, and I have the contacts to get you placed after graduation. Meanwhile, average paychecks after training period are ranging from $200 - $800 every 2 weeks depending on your effort. there is no cap on your earnings, sky is the limit!!! Must be full time student and serious enough to commit 2 semesters. send resume to: klwilson@lsu.edu to set an interview.

For Sale 2008 harLey-DavIDson soFtaIL Fat boy FLstF, 6spd, 1584cc, Fast sale asking $5700, more details at tlp59uk@msn.com/ 225-3413076. tIger Manor ConDoMInIUMs. UnIts reaDy For sprIng and FaLL 2010!! reserve now! brand new 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units for sale starting at $124,900. ask about our guaranteed buy-back program!! 3000 July st. 225346-5055 www.tigermanor.com Location. Location. Location... start Living. toWn hoUse For saLe 2 bed 21/2 ba. off Coursey & sherwood. Close to I-10 & I-12, Chimes east, Walk- ons & happys. $110,000 225.439.7300 2006 MaZDa trIbUte $9,999 with 51,000 miles, automatic, gray interior and exterior, in excellent conditions. 225.715.0729 FsbotoWnhoMe ph(318)730-1260 sIegen Lane/ QUaIL hoLLoW 2bDrM; 2 1/2 bath;Wshr anD Dryr FIrepLaCe; 2 Car CovereD parkIng hoMe WarranIty(1yr) $129,500 7MI FroM LsU

For Rent 3 beDrooM ConDo highlander condominium - gated Community - 3 bed/2 bath/Inside Laundry - walking distance to campus - Full kitchen appliances with refrig/ice maker $1200 a month 504.909.3157 hIghLanD anD Lee 175 burgin ave, 1br/1ba, w/d on site, w/s included. $589/mo, $400 deposit. 225.252.3163 2-beDrooM ConDo For rent 1722 brightside Mannor Unit C. Fully furnished L. s. U.bus route available aug. 5th. $950.00 per mo. 1 year lease. 504-495-1733 504.296.4006 504.296.4006 3 bDr ConDo FUrnIsheD,1.5 bath, on bus route, gated, security, w/d, dw, hDtv, gym, pool, $1050 225.769.2840 225.769.2840 Ivy ConDos 223 West parker blvd. 1br,2br flat,2br town homes, W/ D Included Call 225-572-9002 brIghtsIDe park toWnhoMes Large 2br 2.5 bath W/ D, pooL, pets ok, 1757 s. brIghtsIDe vIeW. $850 Move In speCIaL. 588-3070 southlandpropertiesinc.com 1br ConDo For rent brightside Drive - on LsU busline - gated complex with pool - $525/ mo - call robert 937-5046 3br/2.5ba 1500sQFt $1125/Month south brightside view Drive: on-site Manager, Flexible

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Leasing terms, Washer & Dryer, Ceiling Fans, Central a/ C, near bus stop, small pets allowed, Master bedroom has it’s own bathroom and Walk-In Closet 225.978.7400 tIger Manor ConDoMInIUMs. UnIts reaDy For sprIng and FaLL 2010! reserve now! brand new 1, 2, & 3 bedrooms available. reserve your unit today! Walk to class! 3000 July st. 225-346-5055. www.tigermanor.com Location. Location. Location... start Living. 3br/2bth brIghtsIDe ConDo $1300, no pets. w/d, private courtyard, covered parking. available aug 1 225.776.0324 1 beD rooM avaILabLe noW 4065 & 4118 burbank. $475-525. 978-1649. $300 Deposit. near Walk-ons www.lsubr.com for pics and floorplans. no pets. 3br 1ba hoUse garage, yard, pets ok. $750 McDaniel properties 225.388.9858 toWnhoUse For rent 2b/ 2 1/2 bth $1000/M $1000 Dep Jefferson hills pool/gym w/d incl no pets/no sMokers 225.926.0599 hIghLanD roaD houses 3 br 2 ba available aug 1st $950-$1200 225.769.1079 speCIaLs noW avaILabLe Lake beau pre homes & townhomes, arlington trace & summer grove Condos all appliances Included 2 & 3 bedroom floorplans Dean Flores real estate 225.767.2227 WanteD 4 or 5 people to lease brick house minutes from LsU. over 2,200 sq. ft. Five bedrooms and three bathrooms. Laundry room has washer, dryer, and utility sink. Internet access and cable vision. Lawn and garden care provided. Mike. 225.241.4679 L s U Walk to Campus -pool- 2br all appls. inc w/ d $695 1br $495 studio inc ul’s $445. 2br near brCC $595. 766-5511 Lg 1 br apts. avL on aUg 1st & 15th. WaLk to LsU 278-6392 / 266-8666 CanterbUry sQUare apts 1 and 2 bedrooms $455-$545 noW LeasIng graduate and part-time students 3003 river road 225.343.2466 QUaInt ConDo. 2br 1ba, large Lr/Dr. College Drive at Webb park. 1000/mo. 225.436.0363 225.769.4373 north gates oF LsU studio apts avail Iowa at W. roosevelt $395-$475/ mo. www.tommackeyproperties.com for pics 225.751.8847 UnIversIty vIeW ConDo 3br/2ba, Walk to LsU, gated, pools, W/D $1350/mth 281.468.4342 LakesIDe vILLas is offering great student specials and discounts! please visit us at lakesidevillaapts.com or call us at 225-7514300. near LsU Carlotta/ Ivanhoe $385-$505 588-3039 WoW! Lovely 3br/3ba 2 story townhome!


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ThursdAy, July 29, 2010 Upgrades, Built-ins, Appliances, 2 Balconies, Garage, Gated Community, $1500 onepropleads@gmail.com 225.385.4310

for house near LSU. rent $500 (negotiable) plus utilities. Girls preferable. Call for details 225.247.0804

LSU TiGerLAnd 1-2 Br, TH & Flats, Pool, W/S Paid, $450 - $650/mo. 225.615.8521

LArGe 1-Br (650 sq ft) $500 and 2-br (1170 sq ft) $700 in small quiet complex ideal for serious students. Walk, cycle or take the LSU bus to school, shopping. On-site manager, reserved parking, video surveillence security. 757-8175. Apply online at http://riverroadapartments. tripod.com

1726 BriGHTSide MAnOr Beautiful 2br on Bus rt. washer/dryer, fenced patio, wat/sew pd. $850 Move in special 588-3070 QUAinT 2/1 BUnGALOW in MidCiTy Bauman Subdivision Bungalow (2/1). Lg Windows/ Hardwood flooring/neutral Colors throughout. Central Air and Heat. All major appliances included. Available 8/1. 995.00 per month 225.333.6365 Live OAkS LUxUry APTS Live Oaks is offering GreAT student and faculty specials and discounts! Please visit us at www. liveoaksapartments.com or call us at 225 752-8668. 2Bd/1.5BA COndO Brightside. All appl, W/d, refinished tub, private patio, end unit. $915/ mo 225.772.3283 1,2,3 Br COndOS in BriGHTSide / SHArLO $650-$1000. 955-6480 southlandpropertiesinc.com WALk TO LSU from Les Petite Apts. 3313 iowa St. 1BrUn all electric central A/ C washateria $450 call 225-938-3999 or 225.766.0579 rOOMATeS needed 2 roommates needed

1 Br STUdiO $375-$475 2 Br duplex $550-650 2Br house $695 pet ok 3 Br house $1195 Call Mcdaniel Prop. 225.388.9858 CHATeAU dU COUr in TiGerLAnd Large 2 Br 1 B in gated complex..772-2429 mckproperties.com neAr LSU 3 BedrOOM HOUSe 3 Br-2 bath, house washer, dryer and lawn service - 1388 Harwich - off of Brightside $1,350/ mo. - email momancuso@atvci.net or call 985.518.6673

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$395 ALL UTiLiTieS inCLUded!!! HOUSe!-SHAre-HUGe 3Br/3BATH-neArLSU-ALL-UTiTLiTieS-inCLUded!!!!-verySMALL-rOOM-HiGHSPeed-inTerneTCABLe-niCe--LArGe-yArd-ALArM-GATed ACCeSS--MALe-rOOMMATeS. 3LArGe LivinGrOOMS-PerFeCT-FOr-LSUGAMeS!eMAiL MAnyTASkS@yAHOO. COM Or CALL 225.772.2506

rOOMATe TO SHAre COndO Male roommate to Share 2Br/2BTH furnished condo-Brightside estates-w/grad student. W/d, CBL/ UTiL/inTerneT paid. $500/ month. Prefer student. no pets. dober_mann@msn. com 225.588.9409

MALe rOOMATe WAnTed non-smoking. $375/ month includes all utilities, cable, and laundry. 15 minutes from LSU. 225.266.0132 FeMALe rOOMATe needed to share 3Br/2Bath condo, on LSU bus route, $500+utilities/mo. Call Heather 337.780.9159 or 225.767.8830 rOOMMATe needed Gated townhouse, pool, tennis courts, workout room. covered parking, club house kkwan@eqhs.org 225.335.2181

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