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‘PISS-POOR JOB’ Mettenberger, Miles take blame for Rebel upset

Lawrence Barreca Sports Writer

OXFORD, Miss. — There’s something about crimson and Yale blue that brings out the worst in LSU senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger. Heading into Saturday’s contest against unranked Ole Miss, Mettenberger had only one game in his LSU career where he tossed multiple interceptions. A season ago, the Tiger quarterback threw two consecutive third-quarter interceptions in a shootout victory against the Rebels. Mettenberger continued his poor history against Ole Miss on Saturday with his worst

statistical game of the season. This time, though, his performance dampened his squad’s hopes of a potential Southeastern Conference Championship Game appearance. “I felt like I was really prepared for this game,” Mettenberger said. “I feel like I did some good things tonight, but overall I played pretty crappy.” Mettenberger finished the night 19-of-33 for 274 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions, the most picks he has ever thrown in a game. All three interceptions were on throws targeting junior wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. down METTENBERGER, see page 15

HEALTH

Flu shots offered starting today Desiree Robertson Contributing Writer

Starting today, the University’s Student Health Center will administer the flu vaccine to students and faculty at little to no cost. So far this semester, physicians at the Student Health Center have already seen 42 cases of the flu before what they consider the peak of flu season, said Student Health Center Associate Director Julie Hupperich. The vaccine is effective for about six months, the usual duration of flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Student Health Center is

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Senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger falls to his knees Saturday during the Tigers’ 27-24 loss against Ole Miss at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

FLU SHOTS, see page 15

BATON ROUGE COMMUNITY

LSUPD officers compete in motorcycle showcase Competition gives to St. Jude hospital Zach Carline Contributing Writer

Motorcycle officers for the LSU Police Department showcased their riding skills Friday in front of the public and officers from around the nation during the 13th annual Gulf Coast Police Motorcycle Skills Championship. The event featured 112 motorcycle officers from the local area and abroad. The officers competed in a speed course, a slow-ride course and a challenge course. Officers paid an entry fee to compete, and a golf cart was raffled, with all proceeds going to

the Dream Day Foundation, an organization benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Louisiana State Police Sgt. Markus Smith said the event consists of three days of practice and two days of competition. “It is a lot of fun for these guys,” he said. “Everyone comes out a much better rider.” LSUPD officer James Pittman said he started riding motorcycles five years ago, but such an event allows him to gain confidence needed in everyday patrolling. Pittman said the biggest prize of the competition is the pride that goes along with being one of the best riders around, but the event’s main objectives are raising money for a good cause and learning valuable motorcycle skills. Pittman’s children were at the

event cheering him on as he went through the course, something he said they love doing each year. Many families of the officers, as well as the members of the public, come out to show support, he said. Smith said the event brings positive public interaction with officers. The public’s contacts with the police are not always under the best circumstances, but when children are able to sit on the motorcycles and watch the course, they are able to see the good side of policing and the hard work that goes into it, he said. Spectators were able to watch officers weave between cones and make extremely sharp turns, MOTORCYCLES, see page 15

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LSUPD officer Boris McKnight performs motorcycle maneuvers Friday at the 13th annual Gulf Coast Police Motorcycle Skills Championship in Gonzales.


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INTERNATIONAL Australian wildfires destroy homes and damage more since Thursday CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Firefighters battling some of the most destructive wildfires to ever strike Australia’s most populous state were focusing on a major blaze Sunday near the town of Lithgow that stretched along a 300-kilometer front. Authorities warned that high temperatures and winds were likely to maintain heightened fire danger for days in New South Wales state. The fires have killed one man, destroyed 208 homes and damaged another 122 since Thursday, the Rural Fire Service said. United Nations envoy denies date has been set for talks on Syrian civil war BEIRUT (AP) — Reflecting confusion in efforts to convene an international conference to end Syria’s civil war, the Arab League chief announced Sunday that talks will take place next month in Geneva, only to have the U.N. envoy deny a date has been set. The bizarre diplomatic twostep between Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby and the U.N. envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, at a joint news conference added to the uncertainty surrounding the proposed peace talks.

Nation & World

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A New South Wales Rural Fire Service volunteer puts out a fire in the town of Bell, Australia, in one of Australia’s most populous states Sunday.

Suicide bombing in Iraq kills 35 in busy cafe during day of violence BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber drove his explosive-laden car into a busy cafe in Iraq’s capital Sunday night as part of a day of violence across the country that killed 45 people, authorities said. The bombing at the cafe in Baghdad’s primarily Shiite Amil neighborhood happened as it was full of customers. The cafe and nearby juice shop is a favorite spot for young people, who filled the area at the time of the explosions. The blast killed 35 people and wounded 45, Iraqi officials said.

Monday, October 21, 2013

NATIONAL

STATE/LOCAL

Convicted killers recaptured and interrogated, more arrests to come

Restaurant alcohol sales approved in Pineville after prior prohibition

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Back in custody after using forged documents to escape their life sentences, two convicted killers were being grilled on Sunday by law enforcement authorities who said they expect to make more arrests in a case that has given both court and corrections officials in Florida a black eye. “I can tell you, there will be more arrests,” Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey told a news conference Sunday, hours after Jenkins and Walker, both 34, were arrested at a motel in Panama City. Two men safe 15 hours after their boat capsized off the Mass. coast

Baby boy delivered by firefighters in LA-area Barnes & Noble store

PINEVILLE (AP) — Pineville voters have decided to loosen the city’s restrictions on alcohol sales. A measure approved Saturday will allow restaurants to sell alcoholic beverages. Previously, all alcohol sales were prohibited in the city. The Town Talk reports that the measure passed with just over 78 percent of the vote: 1,849 voting for and 515 voting against the sales. “We tried to communicate the information to people, but to be honest, we had no idea,” said Mayor Clarence Fields. “You don’t know what people are thinking. We know now, and now we have to move forward.”

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A woman walked into a Los Angelesarea Barnes & Noble for books and came out with a baby instead. The firefighters had responded to a call of a woman in labor and were deciding whether to put her in an ambulance or keep her in the store when they realized the infant was coming. “The baby made that decision for them,” Torrance Fire Department Capt. Steve Deuel said. “They went ahead and delivered a healthy baby boy.”

BELLE CHASSE (AP) — Authorities in Plaquemines Parish say aerial spraying will be done Monday and Tuesday to ward off citrus greening. The disease is transmitted by an insect and threatens citrus fruit crops in the parish. Jesuit Bend and the east bank will be treated Monday, while more spraying in Jesuit Bend and then south to Venice on the west bank is planned on Tuesday, Parish President Billy Nungesser says.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Prayers, scripture verses and gospel songs helped two men survive a harrowing, 15-hour ordeal of waves and winds until they were rescued by a passing fishing boat after their boat capsized off the Massachusetts coast, one of the men said Sunday. George Reynolds told The Associated Press he and Fred Schaeffer prayed for strength — and calm seas and winds — as their muscles cramped and they violently shivered as they tried to stay warm. “It was a real test of my faith,” Reynolds, of Derry, said.

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Police recaptured Jenkins, above, and Charles Walker in a Panama City, Fla. motel on Saturday. They used forged documents to escape life sentences.

Plaquemines Parish to spray for citrus disease Monday and Tuesday

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EDUCATION

Oswald’s girlfriend offers Alexander leads panel variation on JFK assassination on higher education Judyth Baker gives talk at Loyola

Panel to discuss President’s proposal

Gordon Brillon and Fernanda Zamudio-Suarez

Gordon Brillon

Staff Writers

LSU President F. King Alexander will lead a committee on college rating systems at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ annual conference in Los Angeles this week. Alexander will preside over a panel featuring United States Undersecretary for Education Martha Kanter today. Kanter will lead a discussion on President Barack Obama’s new proposal for a system of higher education funding. The proposal, unveiled in August, aims to make higher education more affordable by offering federal incentives to universities that offer high rates of graduation at low cost to students. Alexander has previously come out in support of the

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Judyth Vary Baker, the lover of Lee Harvey Oswald, gave her perspective on the media’s treatment of Oswald since his death to a group of professors and community members at Loyola University on Saturday in New Orleans. Citing an extensive collection of government records and personal accounts, Baker argued the government’s investigations of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, of which Oswald was RICHARD REDMANN / The Daily Reveille charged, were flawed. Judyth Baker, author of “Me and Lee: How I Came to Know, Love and Lose Lee Harvey Baker’s talk came in prepa- Oswald,” presents an article Saturday at Loyola University in New Orleans. ration for the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination on Nov. Despite his involvement with the Oswald 37 hours before. She also 22. Fair Play for Cuba said she watched Oswald’s shoot‘I couldn’t remember Committee and ing by Jack Ruby two days later. She came to “I couldn’t remember anyNew Orleans to other communist anything after he give the discuss y m p a t h i z i n g thing after he was shot,” Baker sion and promote groups, Baker in- said. was shot.’ She thoroughly argued Osher book, “Me and sisted Oswald had Lee: How I Came always remained wald was medically mistreated afJudyth Vary Baker to Know, Love Lee Harvey Oswald’s former girlfriend loyal to the ter he was shot, presenting medical records that stated he was not and Lose Lee HarUnited States. vey Oswald.” Audience members “He was not a communist– given oxygen in the ambulance received a book with their ticket he was a Marxist,” Baker said, and was beat on his bullet wound purchase, and Baker signed copies explaining that Oswald agreed to get him to confess. throughout the day. with the theory of Marxism but During her talk, Baker criti- did not participate in communist Contact Gordon Brillon at cized newspaper reports that she activities. gbrillon@lsureveille.com and said inaccurately portrayed OsAlthough Baker was not in Fernanda Zamudio-Suarez at wald as a mentally unstable com- Dealey Plaza when Kennedy was fsuarez@lsureveille.com munist. She mentioned that news- shot, she said she spoke with papers have never covered her story. OCTOBER The Loyola symposium was her first public appearance in 10 years after living in Europe, claiming she moves every 90 days. She implored the audience to question accepted knowledge about the assassination. “You are the hope for the future,” Baker said. “Lee loved New Orleans.” Baker said the city of New Orleans, where Oswald was born, 5:00 AM Chicken and Waffles - The Maison was central to their relationship. She said she came to know Os6:00 PM Dominick Grillo - The Spotted Cat Music Club wald while the two worked on a plot to kill Fidel Castro during one All Time Low - House of Blues New Orleans summer when she was 19. Blues Cruise Send Off Party - Rock 'N' Bowl Earlier in the week, Baker 7:00 PM HAFU - Cafe Istanbul toured sites in New Orleans sigThe Romy Kaye Jazz Trio - Old Point Bar nificant to her relationship with Joe Cabral THRio - The Three Muses Oswald, such as the former offices of Reily Coffee Company and 7:30 PM Fashion and Comedy Show - F.G. Clark Activity Center Oswald and Baker’s rendezvous Jessie Ware - Fall Tour 2013 - House of Blues New Orleans locations. 8:00 PM A House for Lions - Mud and Water Baker, who said she was Charlie Fardella & John Royen - Fritzels Jazz Club a trained nurse, referred to the plot as a cancer research project. DJ QT's Music Video Overload - George's Place A review of Baker’s book said 9:00 PM Andrew's Extravaganza - George's Place Baker and Oswald were attemptJ Roddy Walston and the Business - One Eyed Jacks ing to create a “cocktail” of toxins that would infect Castro with Morales - The Spotted Cat Music Club cancer while they worked at 10:00 PM Kristina Glen David Andrews - D.B.A “cover” jobs at the Reily Coffee Company in New Orleans. For more information on LSU events or to During this time, Baker and place your own event you can visit Oswald became romantically inwww.lsureveille.com/calendar volved, and Oswald gave her details of his defection to the USSR.

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president’s plan, saying it would likely benefit the University. When the plan was first announced, Alexander said the University’s graduation rates and relatively low student tuition and fees would put it high on the government’s new ranking system. The panel, entitled “Ratings, Quality and Educational Innovation – A Conversation with Martha Kanter,” will focus on developing methods for rating universities by performance and tuition without sacrificing performance and access, according to an AASCU statement. Alexander has worked with Kanter in the past, having traveled to Washington in August to drum up support for increased Pell Grant expenditures and student loan reform.

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RELIGION

Monday, October 21, 2013

LDS Church representatives share their faith Deanna Narveson Contributing Writer

Elder Howard, 21, and Elder Knowlton, 22, share an apartment, a car and a cell phone. They spend every day together, but they’ve only known each other for six weeks. Howard and Knowlton are missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, who serve others and share their faith on the University campus. Young men and women of the church who choose to become missionaries serve for two years in a location assigned to them by the church. “It could be anywhere in the world,” Knowlton said. “When I got the call to Louisiana, I was pretty excited because it’s probably the most foreign place you can go without leaving the United States.” Knowlton said there are about 160 to 170 missionaries from the LDS Church currently in Louisiana; they do community service and teach about their faith. They also spend time ministering to people in the LDS churches, called wards. Howard said serving on LSU’s campus is a new experience compared to serving in other places.

“The way the work is done is different,” Howard said. “In other areas, you usually have a lot of teaching appointments and a lot of service. Here, it’s more about talking to people, getting to know them and helping them out.” After finding out where they will go, missionaries train for their mission for two to nine weeks before going to their region of service, where they are paired with a companion missionary. While on mission they must pay for their own expenses. Their days are planned from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. with seven hours of each weekday devoted to service in the community and sharing the beliefs of the LDS Church with others. They have limited contact with their families, and may only call or Skype twice a year. “We don’t do things like watching TV, and we don’t listen to worldly music,” Knowlton said. “We never leave each other’s side except to go to the bathroom.” Every six weeks the missionaries in Louisiana have the opportunity to be transferred to a new area of the state or to receive a new companion. A member of the church orchestrates the transfers for missionaries.

Howard and Knowlton are each other’s seventh companion during their time in Louisiana. Knowlton began his mission a year and a half ago, and Howard, a year ago. Before becoming missionaries, they attended Brigham Young University in Idaho. “I originally did not want to go on a mission,” Howard said. “I went away to college and had a lot of experiences, but I realized the things I was doing were not bringing me lasting happiness.” Both missionaries said their time on mission has helped them grow in their faith “I’ve experienced my greatest happiness and my greatest heartache on my mission,” Howard said. “It’s been a wonderful opportunity for me to grow and know the Savior better.” Knowlton said he planned to go on mission for most of his life and his family supported him when he received the call. “The reasons that I came out on a mission were twofold,” Knowlton said. “One of them was selfish in that I knew I was going to grow a lot from it, but the second reason is because of the change that I’ve been able to see in other people by sharing

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Elder Knowlton and Elder Howard speak to freshmen Alexis Pastrana and Clara Isabelle Merca Bausa on Oct. 9 in Free Speech Plaza.

with them what I know to be true.” The two missionaries spend time in Free Speech Plaza Wednesdays and Thursdays, answering questions and talking with people about their faith. “We want to share our message,” Howard said. “We don’t

want to push anything on anyone. We’re not here to argue with people, we’re just here to give people hope.”

Contact Deanna Narveson at dnarveson@lsureveille.com

STUDENT LIFE

New group hopes to connect student and BR organizations decades past only to fall off the The word “progressive” can map and disappear. She said this come loaded with preconceived time it will be different. definitions that don’t accurately “There are so many student describe how the PSA uses it. There are dozens of student Graham said organizations at the University groups here on camtheir definition looking to bring about change to pus,” Graham said. the community. Students can find “What we hope to “We are here to support is much more broad and engroups devoted to anything from do is to be a connecprogressive goals.” compassing civil rights to animal rights. The tion between them than people recently established Progressive so agendas can move might think. Student Alliance, is looking to forward.” Graham said the “We are Moriah Graham connect these groups together in PSA hopes to bridge here to supPSA President the name of progress. port progresFriday evening, members the gap between orsive goals,” and prospective members of the ganizations in the PSA gathered at Serranos Salsa Baton Rouge community and Graham said. “That can mean anything from recycling and enCompany for a dinner conversa- those at the University. “There is a disconnect be- vironmental agendas, safe-sex tion to discuss the goals for the tween city groups and campus campaigns, to getting more bike new group. Moriah Graham, internation- groups,” Graham said. “If we can racks on campus.” Graham said she hopes to get al studies senior and PSA presi- help them connect together, a lot input from students about what dent, said the group has existed in of good can be done.” they feel is important to the campus and the community. The ultimate goal for the PSA is to serve a variety of interests, not just a few. Because there are so many groups on campus aiming for progress, Graham feels strongly the PSA will become an indispensable tool for those who are serious about their goals. “LSU is a huge school with a lot of students with progressive interests,” Graham said. “These students need an outlet and we will be there to facilitate that.” As the school year goes on, Graham believes that the PSA will be able to get involved and progress will follow. “A lot has been done already GRACE STEINHAUSER / The Daily Reveille in the name of progress,” GraRepresentatives from the Baton Rouge Progressive Network meet with members of ham said. “What we, the PSA, hope to do, is progress even more the Progressive Student Alliance on Friday.

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SEC Shake-up

Carnage leaves SEC without safety net THE SMARTEST MORAN James Moran Sports Columnist

squad the way the No. 1 team in the country is expected to, hanging a 52-0 score on the board. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze, overly excited after the Rebels’ triumph over the conference’s second-highest ranked team, quoted the Bible in his post-game interview.

In recent years, the Southeastern Conference has been a top-heavy class system of national championship contenders at the top, and a collection of decent-toterrible teams below. But a string of upsets Saturday brought the established order to its knees. The king survived as Alabama rolled in a 52-0 laugher, but nearly every other contender for the throne had their conference hopes — and in some cases, national championship hopes — dashed. LSU, Texas A&M, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida all went down. The five teams picked to finish behind Alabama now each have at least two conference losses and are effectively out of the running for the conference championship. LSU lost to an Ole Miss team playing without half of its starting defense. Georgia and South Carolina were both knocked off by teams that hadn’t won an SEC game this season. Johnny Manziel, hurt shoulder and all, tried to bring the Aggies back against Auburn but came up a score short. Perhaps the hardest thing to fathom is that Missouri beat Florida to take a two-game lead in the SEC East. The victory itself isn’t a surprise because the Gators’

SHAKe-UP, see page 10

SEC, see page 9

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An Ole Miss defensive player tackles LSU junior wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) on Saturday during the Tigers’ 27-24 loss against the Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

Tigers join four conference powerhouses in defeat Saturday Spencer Hutchinson Deputy Sports Editor

OXFORD, Miss. — Tennessee started it all, toppling then-No. 11 South Carolina, but it couldn’t have known it was just the first of many dominoes. Vanderbilt and Missouri came next, taking down No. 15 Georgia and No. 22 Florida,

respectively, and effectively turning the Southeastern Conference on its head. By the time No. 6 LSU kicked off its game with Ole Miss, even reigning Heisman Trophy-winner Johnny Manziel and No. 7 Texas A&M had fallen victim to Saturday’s SEC shakeup, losing to Auburn in another stereotypical 2013 SEC shootout.

But LSU (6-2, 3-2 SEC) still never saw what was about to hit it Saturday night, as Ole Miss (43, 2-3 SEC) put one final exclamation point on a historic day of SEC upsets with a 27-24 victory on a game-winning field goal. The only SEC powerhouse whose Saturday went according to plan was No. 1 Alabama, which treated a hapless Arkansas

SOCCER

LSU drops to 4th with two losses Chris Abshire Senior Reporter

For one weekend at least, the LSU soccer team’s place at the top of the Southeastern Conference standings was fool’s gold. No. 8 Florida (12-3-1, 6-2 SEC) ripped the No. 25 Tigers (9-5-2, 5-21 SEC) 3-0 Sunday in Gainesville, Fla., compounding LSU’s 1-0 home loss to Ole Miss on Friday night to send the team tumbling from first to a three-way tie for fourth in the SEC standings. “With the home-road setup as it was, we really needed to win on Friday knowing how tough Sunday

would be,” said LSU coach Brian Lee. “We had to get to the airport for 6:30 in the morning on Saturday. Whether it was that or whatever reason, our legs were not where they normally are on a Sunday.” Florida freshman forward Savannah Jordan fed off that fatigue, firing in a pair of early goals to put LSU on it heels. Twenty-two minutes into the match, Jordan struck a 12-yarder inside the right post off a Tiger turnover. Minutes before halftime, Jordan corralled a throw-in and shuffled to the top of the penalty box, where she drilled another shot

inside the right post for her 15th goal of the season. “She just got the ball and turned quick with good finishes,” Lee said. “It can be tough to defend those.” That deflated LSU, which almost took the lead in the seventh minute on freshman Summer Clarke’s near miss. Clarke coaxed Gator goalkeeper Nora Neset Gjoen out of the net, but the left-footed boot from close range avoided the post and kept Clarke from her ninth goal this season. But even with the Tigers SOCCER, see page 10

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LSU freshman forward Summer Clarke (4) maneuvers toward the goal Oct. 11 during the 1-0 victory against Missouri at the LSU Soccer Stadium.


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FOOTBALL

AP and Coaches Polls AP Rank/Team/Record

Coaches Rank/Team/Record

1. Alabama

7-0

1. Alabama

7-0

2. Oregon

7-0

2. Oregon

7-0

3. Florida State

6-0

3. Florida State

6-0

4. Ohio State

7-0

4. Ohio State

7-0

5. Missouri

7-0

5. Baylor

6-0

6. Baylor

6-0

6. Miami (Fla.)

6-0

7. Miami (Fla.)

6-0

7. Missouri

7-0

8. Stanford

6-1

8. Stanford

6-1

9. Clemson

6-1

9. Texas Tech

7-0

10. Texas Tech

7-0

10. Clemson

6-1

11. Auburn

6-1

11. UCLA

5-1

12. UCLA

5-1

12. Oklahoma

6-1

13. LSU

6-2

13. Oklahoma St. 5-1

14. Texas A&M

5-2

14. LSU

6-2

15. Fresno State 6-0

15. Texas A&M

5-2

16. Virginia Tech 6-1

16. Louisville

6-1

17. Oklahoma

6-1

17. Auburn

6-1

18. Louisville

6-1

18. Fresno State

6-0

19. Oklahoma St. 5-1

19. Virginia Tech

6-1

20. S. Carolina

5-2

20. S. Carolina

5-2

21. UCF

5-1

21. Nebraska

5-1

22. Wisconsin

5-2

22. N. Illinois

7-0

23. N. Illinois

7-0

23. Michigan

6-1

24. Michigan

6-1

24. Wisconsin

5-2

25. Nebraska

5-1

25. UCF

5-1

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FOOTBALL

SWIMMING & DIVING

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See where Team falls to Georgia, Arkansas in meet AP voters ranked LSU Dimitri Skoumpourdis Sports Contributor

Reveille introduces interactive poll Chandler Rome Sports Editor

As students and fans emerge from a Saturday spent immersed in college football, many await the release of the Associated Press Top 25, eagerly scanning to see the rewards or downfalls of LSU’s exploits the night before. However, there isn’t much known about the formula of the rankings or how the Tigers get that week’s ranking. Sixty-five sports writers, including two from Louisiana, comprise the AP Poll. The group submits their individual rankings every Sunday, where 25 points are awarded for a first-place vote, 24 for a second-place and so on — all the way down to one point for ranking a team No. 25. The points are added together and the poll takes shape. Starting this week, The Daily Reveille will publish an interactive poll online, where readers can see where each sportswriter ranked each team and the disparity that may arise. For example, after LSU’s loss to Ole Miss Saturday, FOX Sports’ Charles Davis plummeted the Tigers down to No. 20, while Mercury News sports writer Jon Wilner and Albuquerque Journal sports writer Ed Johnson dropped the Tigers only three spots to No. 9. In total, the Tigers were ranked in seven different spots by the voters. Head to lsureveille.com today and throughout the rest of the season to track the voters and their rankings of each team. Contact Chandler Rome at sports@lsureveille.com; Twitter: @Rome_Chandler

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The LSU swimming and diving team dropped its seasonopening dual meet at home on Friday, as the men and women were swept by the Georgia Bulldogs. Georgia beat the Tigers (0-1, 0-1 Southeastern Conference) by a score of 180-112 and the Lady Tigers fell 170.5-118.5. The Lady Tigers (0-2, 0-2 SEC) then fell to Arkansas 180-120 on Saturday. Despite the losses, LSU was able to hang its hat on an impressive diving performance. Senior diver Sean McKinney swept the diving events with a score of 378.15 on the 1-meter and a 370.95 on the 3-meter against Georgia. Both scores were high enough to qualify for NCAA Zone Diving Regionals. “Overall really positive and encouraging things,” said diving coach Doug Shaffer. “Sean McKinney’s a double winner, career high scorer on 1-meter and NCAA regional score and NCAA zone score for 1-meter and 3-meter. That’s obviously a highlight.” The Lady Tiger divers also found success against the Bulldogs. Sophomore diver Cassie Weil won the women’s 3-meter event as she posted a score 332.63, while junior Alex Bettridge posted a score of 272.33 in the 1-meter, which was good for a second place finish. “On the women’s side, we were positioned where we could have won both the 1-meter and

the 3-meter,” Shaffer said. “You know, I call it a little jitters, I put some pressure on them. Maybe that got to us a little bit.” Freshman swimmer Kara Kopcso had a successful start to her collegiate career as she won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:59.06 against the Bulldogs. She continued her stellar start against Arkansas on Saturday with another victory in the 200-yard butterfly (2:01.00). “That’s our expectation of her,” said swimming coach Dave Geyer. “She’s a very talented young lady and that’s why we recruited her. It’s nice to have that confidence in our lineup where she’s going to be a go-to girl.” Kopcso said her strong start will do wonders for her confidence as she moves forward this season and continues to compete against some of the best teams in the nation. “It feels good to be able to represent LSU,” Kopcso said. “I’m from Louisiana and a Tiger through and through so it’s a great accomplishment for myself and the team to come out with a win in a couple matches that were difficult.” The Tigers will stay home for a dual match against Tulane at 6 p.m. on Friday in the LSU Natatorium.

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(Top) LSU junior Matt Schaefer and the other swimmers prepare to dive in Friday for their men’s 1000 yard freestyle. (Bottom) LSU sophomore Hallie Peterson takes a breath Friday during the women’s 1000 yard freestyle at the LSU vs. Georgia swim meet in the Natatorium.


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Monday, October 21, 2013

LSU drops second consecutive match to Alabama Dimitri Skoumpourdis Sports Contributor

The LSU volleyball team lost a four-set match (25-27, 2520, 20-25, 15-25) to Alabama on Sunday, marking only the second time all season that the team has lost consecutive matches. The loss comes on the heels of a successful stretch last week in which the Tigers (13-5, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) won three matches in five days including their first three-set sweep of the season against Mississippi State. LSU coach Fran Flory said

that the team’s serving effort is not where it needs to be in order to compete in the grueling SEC and that weakness was made evident on Sunday. “We set out a goal at the beginning of the season that we were going to be a better serving team,” Flory said. “Our serving this weekend was terrible.” Whether the team was serving for location or as an attempt to score, the effort was not on par, according to Flory. LSU accumulated 10 serving errors throughout the match and only scored on two serving aces. On a day where not much

was going right for the Tigers, Flory pointed to sophomore outside hitters Katie Lindelow and Cati Leak as bright spots in the team’s performance. “[Leak and Lindelow] both were very good today,” Flory said. “They did a nice job of bouncing back after subpar performances on Friday and that’s good to see your young players respond like that.” Leak lead the Tiger offensive effort as she powered home 16 kills for a .366 hitting percentage on the day. Lindelow turned in a doubledouble with 11 kills and 17 digs

in the match. “On Friday night, I don’t think the outside hitters did a good job of putting the ball away so tonight we tried to do a better job of that,” Lindelow said. “[Junior setter Malorie Pardo] served up some great balls.” Sophomore defensive specialist Haley Smith said the team is looking forward to getting back to practice and working hard leading up to the next match. Smith pointed out that one of the best things about playing in the SEC is always being able to prove yourself against strong competition.

“We’re using this as a learning experience,” Smith said. “We are a great team, and we’re going to be a better team when it comes to the NCAA tournament. We will use this to motivate us for next week.” The Tigers will return home next week to take on Missouri at 7:00 p.m. Friday in the PMAC.

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Monday, October 21, 2013 SEC, from page 5 offense is a tire fire, but no one in their right mind could have predicted Gary Pinkel’s team would have the inside track to Atlanta heading into the last weekend of October. In fact, the only team within a game of either division leader is Auburn. If the Tigers win out, this season’s Iron Bowl will be a play-in game for the SEC Championship Game. Let that sink in for a minute. Two of the three teams with

realistic hopes of making it to Atlanta are Tigers, but neither one wears purple and gold. The problem is neither group of Tigers is a legitimate national contender. Auburn lost by double digits to LSU, and Missouri’s two quality wins came against teams ravaged by injuries and incompetence. This widespread carnage leads me to my point: the SEC is not the best conference in the country this season. I don’t think this is the beginning of a longterm shift in the balance of power,

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Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) scrambles past Auburn defensive back Ryan Smith (24) on Saturday in College Station, Texas.

The Daily Reveille but it’s indisputably a down year across the conference. The SEC’s dominance went beyond the championships. In recent years, cases could be made that the second-, third- and even fourth-best teams in the SEC were better than the top team in the other power conferences. Alabama may still keep the streak alive with another championship, but it’s nearly impossible to make such a case for the other teams this season. Based on the eye test and the utter lack of defense in the SEC, Oregon would score at will against anyone besides the Tide. There are some offenses that could shoot it out with the Ducks, but there is no evidence to support that any of those teams are better. Same goes for Florida State, considering the Seminoles went

page 9 on the road and stomped a Clemson team that beat a healthy Georgia in the season opener. It’s borderline sacrilegious to say in these parts, but most top SEC schools this season would struggle with the likes of Stanford, UCLA and even — gasp — Ohio State. The bottom line is if Alabama loses, there is no longer a safety net. Strength of schedule, which has always been the saving grace for SEC teams come bowl selection day, will no longer be enough to propel a one-loss SEC Champion over an undefeated team from another BCS conference. So if Nick Saban and company are defeated between now and Pasadena, the SEC’s string of consecutive national championships will most likely go out with

the Tide. James Moran is a 21-year-old mass communication senior from Beacon, N.Y. Contact James Moran at jmoran@lsureveille.com; Twitter: @James_Moran92


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Ole Miss junior defensive back Cody Prewitt (25) pulls down LSU junior wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) on Saturday during the Tigers’ 27-24 loss against the Rebels.

“Sometimes God wets the wood before he lights it,” Freeze said. “That’s a little story in Kings 1. We’ve gone through our share of being drenched a little.” LSU coach Les Miles had a more earthly response to his team’s performance, taking all the blame for not preparing the Tigers to play both emotionally and schematically. LSU senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger likewise accepted responsibility for his team’s loss after throwing three interceptions in the first half. It was only the second multi-interception game of his LSU career — the other being his two-pick game against Ole Miss last season. “Obviously, you can’t go anywhere in this conference, turn the ball over and expect to win,” Mettenberger said. “This game is really on me.”

Monday, October 21, 2013 Miles credited Mettenberger’s interceptions to aggressive play calling on his part, but the senior quarterback insisted the plays were fine, and he just made “stupid throws.” Whether it was God’s bidding or something less divine, Saturday’s powerhouse slaughter session did a number on both the SEC East and West divisional races. In its second year in the conference, Missouri now sits two games ahead of second-place teams Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. Even with a loss in one of its three remaining conference games, Missouri would still claim the division title outright. Similarly in the West, undefeated Alabama sits in the driver’s seat. But despite its loss to LSU earlier this month, Auburn would own the tiebreaker if it were to win out and upset the Tide in the last regular game of the season. LSU, Georgia and South Carolina, picked by many as National Championship contenders this season, saw those aspirations slip away with their respective losses. But if Saturday showed anything, it’s that anything can happen in 2013’s version of the SEC, according to LSU junior defensive tackle Ego Ferguson. “We just have to keep playing because you never know what can happen,” Ferguson said. Contact Spencer Hutchinson at shutchinson@lsureveille.com; Twitter: @Hutch_TDR

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Martial arts classes should be available at LSU THE HIPPIE DICTATOR ALIX LANDRIAULT Columnist As the midterm spree draws to a close, students are already having to schedule courses for next semester. Yet the University’s cornucopia of classes is missing something practical and self-empowering: martial arts. Knowledge of self-defense is relevant to people of all countries, ages or social status. LSU students are no exception. According to the University’s latest Annual Security and Fire Report, LSU had three cases of forcible sex offense, 13 robberies, 11 aggravated assaults, 49 burglaries and two motor thefts reported on campus in 2012. We need a form of martial arts offered as a kinesiology course or UREC GroupX Fitness class — it shouldn’t be difficult to find instructors for karate, taekwondo, judo, mixed martial arts, aikido or jiujitsu. In fact, Chinese kung fu, Chinese self-defense and martial arts are on a list of LSU courses offered six to 10 years ago, meaning a professor could reinstate one of these

WEB COMMENTS The Daily Revelle wants to hear your reactions to our content. Visit lsureveille.com, our Facebook page and our Twitter account to let us know what you think. Check out what readers had to say in our comment section: In response to Andrea Gallo’s article, “Looking for a Leader: Similar controversy surrounds Alexander’s replacement search,” readers had this to say: “Oh my gosh, while I appreciate everyone’s intentions to get to the bottom of things, what we have here is a simple matter: (1) I blew the whistle on stuff that made Alexander look bad, so he ordered Para to retaliate against me; (2) part of that retaliation was to have “anonymous sources” and others make false reports to the local press about me; (3) the local reporters parroted what they were told rather than investigate anything; (4) accordingly I filed legal grievances, and these were settled in January of this year by the school promising to clear my name, which they did by Para writing a public recommendation letter for me which

with ease. Had a victim of campus crime practiced martial arts for a period of time, I am sure the annual campus crime statistics would be different. Such classes prime you to know how to respond to guns, knives and the untrained fighters who have only their fists. It trains you to use your left hand if your right is hurt, and which style of kick to use depending on where your attacker is positioned. The longer you train, the more the moves become second nature. This understanding of what both you and your opponent are capable of gives you a mental upper hand. If you know from the outset you can win a fight, you will perform much better than the average person who flounders about in hopes of getting lucky. The key is that LSU pick a system that is applicable to real world situations. The UREC currently offers “Cardio Kick,” but in my experience with alternative kickboxing classes, there is much greater focus placed on moving your body than on practical, in-depth technique. The facility also offers a specialty course called iBox, which costs students $30 for 10 sessions at

the beginner level and might teach you how to punch with gloves in an environment where everyone understands the rules of combat, but people need access to a greater spectrum of techniques. Leisure classes are not much help, either. While I think German longsword fencing sounds pretty epic, students must pay a $66 class fee and $75 material fee. Such techniques are also reserved for highly specific situations, in lieu of more common scenarios. The occasional $25 Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) selfdefense sessions LSU hosts do have some merit, in that they teach women in three sessions totaling 12 hours how to defend themselves against attackers. The main problems with this are that the program excludes men, and such a small amount of practice is not nearly enough for a person to absorb a technique. Through my own experience in the martial arts, I know that if you have to take time to think through a move, you have already lost. When someone grabs you from behind, your physical reactions must be automatic. Only once you are free do you have the liberty to fully assess the situation.

In the end, we do not live in a kind city. The Baton Rouge Police Department’s crime statistics for 2012 show a total of 70 rapes, 1033 robberies, 1343 aggravated assaults, 3825 acts of burglary and 485 cases of motor theft. Worst case scenario, I know how to defend myself with a knife, a tree branch, a tuna can and my hands. I know the first moves of the average attacker. I understand what it takes to survive. I want my fellow students to understand, too.

Alix Landriault is a 21-year-old mass communication junior from Natchitoches, La.

compliments me for my teaching, my writing, and my work and leadership on school committees, notably the departmental budget committee. You can see his recommendation and others at http://www.brianalanlane. com/2013_CSULB_Recommendations.html. Odd that the commentators below have neglected to find and mention these recommendations, let alone my exemplary record at CSULB, let alone my vast donations of money to the school. Also, as part of the settlement, I agreed to postpone my long-planned retirement by a year (from Spring 2013 to Spring 2014, including extra Summer classes in 2013), also to make it clear that I am in good standing and completely innocent. But, continuing our saga: (5) the instant that Alexander learned he was the final “applicant” for the LSU job, a CSU spokesman breached the settlement with me by defaming me (in the article cited by the commentator), leading to a new grievance and defamation claims, which are presently ongoing. That spokesman lied. What he said was not true. There is no argument about that. If you called him today and asked him to comment, he would totally decline to do so, he’s in big trouble over this. As are others at the

CSU and school. The fact that readers and commentators are quoting and interpreting as they’ve done below helps me to prove that I’ve been defamed, so I guess I have to thank the below commentators for creating damages for me when I get to arbitration or trial. HOWEVER, the reporter for The Reveille did in fact investigate, and one presumes she did not repeat the defamations because she learned the truth. Finally, a real reporter who researches rather than repeats. As for me, let me reiterate: I did none of the things suggested by the commentators, I was never confronted with any audit report and asked to answer the claims in there, there has never been any proceeding in which these matters were adjudicated or judgment made, and, from what I can see and what I’ve been told, many of the events in the audit report did not even occur. To my mind, this explains why no names are named in it. FURTHER, the auditor would not allow witnesses to record their testimony, none of it was given under oath, no verbatim recording was made by the auditor, and a number of the witnesses subsequently retained legal help because, although they were unnamed, they believed they recognized themselves

in the report and felt they were being completely misquoted. Further, a number of witnesses — feeling that they’d been misled by the auditor and that the whole process was biased — did in fact decide to create their own written declarations signed under penalty of perjury, which were submitted to the auditor months before the report was written, and yet the auditor makes no mention of this testimony. Worse, she misquotes these witnesses rather than quote them from their written and sworn declarations. Again, these declarations were the only written and sworn testimony in the audit, and yet they were ignored by the auditor because their contents did not fit the pre-ordained result that was intended as retaliation against several good people. Eventually, all this will come out — under oath, through examination and cross-examination, in legal proceedings, including the California State Audit now ongoing against Alexander and Para — although THUG is addressing this piece by piece, with full documentation supporting the conclusions. Meanwhile, it is high time that readers did more than quote reporters, and it is certainly crucial for our culture that reporters research and write and stand on

their findings rather than print press releases that serve only the agendas of the folks generating the releases. Truth matters. Seek it. Report it. Act on it. P.S. — in an upcoming THUG installment, we will be showing you a defamation/retaliation case against Alexander from his days at MSU, which was settled favorably for the plaintiff. Clearly, Alexander has a pattern of handling his critics by bullying and thuggery. Be forewarned, LSU. Alexander will not tolerate any public criticism, and he insists on owning the press. I’ve repeatedly dared him to answer THUG’s claims with the same sort of specifics that THUG has laid out against him, and we’ve heard nothing but his claim that I am vindictive. Indeed, I am, in this sense of the word: I will not stop until I am vindicated and the defamations against me fully retracted. So, stay tuned. And read the next Installments of THUG — they will prove enlightening.” -Brian Lane

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Cyberbullying is as harmful as face-to-face harassment 600 WORDS OF SOMMERS Annette Sommers Columnist Digital media has paved the way for many new aspects of our society. It allows us to network and socialize — even harass people to the point of suicide. What? Did you think I was going to leave out one of the main uses of social media? Even on college campuses people can stoop to middle school immaturity. Don’t even think about denying that subtweet from this weekend. LSU has a public awareness campaign that says “if you see something, say something,” but this represents everything wrong with society’s outlook on bullying. You shouldn’t only be required to intervene in bullying if it’s visible, because most of today’s bullies work over cyberspace. On Sept. 9, a 12-year-old Florida girl jumped from a threestory cement tower to her death. She had been cyberbullied for months by her classmates. Rebecca Sedwick received messages telling her she should “kill herself” and “drink bleach and die.” I don’t know whether to direct my anger at the 12- and 14-year-old girls who sent her these messages or the parents for not stopping these horrific acts of unkindness. I realized, however, that the digital age is progressing faster

than we can keep up. Children are using technology at a younger age than our generation, which is even younger than our parents were. It’s wrong to blame parents for the actions of their children. First off, it’s the child who should know bullying over any kind of platform is wrong. Second, most older parents don’t even understand the technology that keeps coming out and therefore have no way of monitoring their child’s behavior online. This gap in digital understanding will continue to grow as newer media come out and adults get older. Staying in the loop is hard for any generation of parents but especially lately with the progress our world has been making electronically. In the Florida case, the girls who bullied Sedwick may not have been taught that bullying is wrong given their public lack of regret after she died. One Facebook post by the 14-year-old said, “yes I bullied Rebecca and she killed herself, but I don’t give a f***.” People don’t take cyberbullying as seriously as physical bullying because it isn’t face-toface contact. In many ways, it can be more harmful because bystanders, like teachers or parents, aren’t there to prevent it. Many states have laws that will hold children accountable for bullying if it goes too far, but not all these laws include online harassment and off-campus actions. It doesn’t make sense to only hold people accountable for their actions in only

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Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd talks about the events leading up to the arrest of two juvenile girls in Winter Haven, Fla., on Oct. 15.

one form. It’s like saying you can only get in trouble for murdering someone in public because everyone can see you, but not when you murder someone alone in your home. You can get in trouble for murder anywhere, if there is enough evidence. The same should go for bullying. Our generation needs to change the way we look at bullying so we can implement systems to control it. The way

technology is advancing should be taken into account when we teach children how to communicate and problem solve with their peers. Elementary schools should take it upon themselves to educate their students on the consequences of cyberbullying because parents cannot always be held accountable in this subject. Unfortunately, bullying is not likely to be wiped out completely, considering children can be some of the cruelest humans.

But society needs to look for ways to protect the victims from the bullies. Annette Sommers is an 18-year-old mass communication sophomore from Dublin, Calif.

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Knowledge, not clothes, should make the man Shut up, meg Megan Dunbar Opinion Editor In basic sociology classes, teachers emphasize the concept of impression management through clothing, and students can’t seem to take the message to heart. They shouldn’t. Fall means wrapping up — or starting — term papers, sitting through rounds of job interviews for December graduates and steeling ourselves for family gettogethers. Each of these requires a different set of clothes, and after years of prescribed uniforms and parent-aided church outfits, many students struggle with how to put their best face on to meet the world. This shouldn’t have to be a concern for anyone. Dressing is difficult, and uniforms

are bogus. Clothes are an outward way to pigeonhole a person when they should be a form of expression or a way to keep oneself warm. The Office of Multicultural Affairs held a Dress for Success workshop Friday, and together with the online spread from the Office of Career Services, students can learn how to present themselves in a socially acceptable way with minimal effort. Grooming students to take over as the next generation of fashion-forward, norm-obsessed outfit shamers could do them well in the workplace, but most likely will just result in paychecks that last until the next shopping spree. There is too much focus on presentation and not enough on preparation. A firm handshake, the ability to look someone in the eyes and posture can all contribute more to someone’s impressions than the

clothes he or she wears. These are simple skills that don’t require buying into trends. A typical example comes in the form of a watch. Each one achieves the same basic function, until we consider price. Amazon.com’s top-20 bestselling watches right now range in price from $1.92 to $80.70, with the highest-priced one ranking as the third-best seller. It does the exact same as the rest, but looks better. By continuing to bend to social norms, we’ve accepted these status symbols and, in doing so, turned ourselves into the same thing. By wearing said watches or not, we subconsciously make statements — acceptable or not — about our stations in life. Fraternity and sorority members have this level of social acceptability down. Every day, most fraternity members wear collared shirts and shorts that

match, and sorority women make sure their necklaces, watches and earrings go together. A zest for presentation isn’t something to look down upon, but the stigmatizing that arises when someone doesn’t share this interest is. Going through sorority rush freshman year, I experienced this firsthand. The week-long process included handy guides to acceptable clothing for each round, and my lack of monogrammed Lilly Pulitzer items made me stick out in the crowd. Not in a good way. As students, we need to make just the right impression so the right professors will write us the right type of recommendation letters. Jorts, secondhand sweaters and flip-flops feature in my daily dress, and heading into office hours in all that glory doesn’t bode well for my future. I’m sure I’m not alone. We should forgive each other for our mode of dress and use that

energy and money to better ourselves through study, travel and hobbies. If fashion is important to you, embrace it. But don’t expect everyone to purchase Louboutins and power pantsuits to cater to our superiors. It’s not financially responsible for everyone, and come on — frumpy sweaters are more comfortable anyway. Megan Dunbar is a 20-year-old English senior from Greenville, S.C.

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X-Pert DJ Services is currently expanding and in need of more energetic DJs. We are hiring part-time workers available most weekends. Experience is not needed, but it’s a plus. We are willing to train you on how to be a DJ, but you need to at least be familiar with music for all ages. We will also provide you with all the equipment and music you need. We are not interested in owner/ op DJs. Serious applicants only please. Submit your resume to info@ xpertproductions.com or call our office at 225-296-0123 ________________________ Louisiana Lagniappe Restaurant Now hiring line cooks, top cooks, top pay, evenings only, never leave hungry! kevin@ lalagniappe.brcoxmail.com ________________________ Great Student Job - Environmental Consulting and Engineering Firm seeking student proficient in excel and word to answer phones, file, and perform light office work. Flexible 15-25 hours/ week. Competitive salary. E-mail resume to humanresources@compliance-sg. com or fax to (225) 754-0406. ________________________ PARKVIEW BAPTIST PRESCHOOL Teachers needed 3-6pm M-F Email resume to parkviewbps@gmail.com ________________________

NEEDED: promotional models & brand ambassadors to conduct bar promotions and in-store samplings of wine and spirits. Flexible schedule-work when you can. $12-$20 an hour. Must be at least 21, outgoing and have a strong work ethic. For more info, email us at Jobs@Elevate-Your-Event.com or contact us through our website www.Elevate-Your-Event. com ________________________

Sporting Goods and Convenience Store has opening for Full Time Head Cashier. Job will include front counter sales, answer phones and assist customers. We need a team leader with the ability to coordinate co-workers efficiently. Must have positive attitude and be able to multitask. Hunting and fishing knowledge a plus. Email resumes to officemgr@spillwaysportsman.com ________________________ Looking for students wanting to pay for tuition, make $2K$5K or more a semester. Will train, advancement opportunities (225)296-4901 or (877) 760-2143 ________________________ Seeking female tutor, that specializes in English and language arts, for my daughter who is attending ninth grade. 2-3 days a week. call: (225)485-3298. ________________________ Small Childcare Center near LSU hiring afternoon teacher M-F 2:305:30. Email resume to cdshighland@gmail.com ________________________ First Year Veterinary Student In Need of Private Tutor Help needed in many subjects from Anatomy to Histology. Rate negotiable. E-mail laurenbienenfeld@gmail.com ________________________ After school counselor needed for private school from 3:00pm - 5:10pm. $20.00 an afternoon. Email resume to nhavard@olomschool.org if interested. Background check mandatory. ________________________ Afternoon teachers for preschool class at Country Day School, North Blvd location. Great experience for education/ early childhood majors. Email: cdsofbr@hotmail.com ________________________ DEREK CHANG’S KOTO NOW HIRING SERVER POSITIONS. NO EXP NECESSARY, WILL TRAIN. APPLY IN PERSON NO CALLS. 2562 CITIPLACE CT.

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________________________ Part time morning and afternoon counter clerk needed! Welsh’s Cleaners 4469 Perkins rd. @ College dr. Great for students, flexible hours, and will work around school schedules! Apply in person and ask for Megan 225-928-5067 ________________________ Nanny needed two days/wk while mother works in home. Three blocks from campus. References/ infant experience required. Call Erin at 225-278-4693. ________________________ SEPHORA MALL OF LOUISIANA - NOW HIRING for seasonal cashiers, greeters, and night time recovery positions. Must be available to work during the holidays. APPLY ONLINE at SEPHORA.COM ________________________ Drivers Needed for Lumberjack Firewood. Average $20/hr. Must have own truck. 225 603-7680 ________________________ Gino’s Restaurant is seeking experienced bussers. Please apply at 4542 Bennington Avenue, Monday-Friday between 2-5pm.

House For Rent Capital Heights Area 4 Bedroom / 2 Bathrooms Washer/Dyer Yard service provided 225-928-9384 gm.properties@yahoo.com ________________________ 2 & 3 bedroom apartments available in the LSU area. $750 to $1125. Lewis Companies. lewiscompanies.com 225-766-8802

Do you like to bike? swim? run? Female student looking for single athletic male to train with for upcoming marathon and triathlons. Email: neverstanstill@gmail.com if interested. ________________________ 3 bedroom Apartment available for sublease for Spring semester. $649/Month cable and internet provided. email: mcrini1@lsu.edu

Just wanted to let you know that Jesus loves you. God Bless. Proverbs 17:27 Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. Seek HIM LSU.

WISDOM TOOTH PAIN? Extended weekday and weekend hours available for extractions. (225)766-6100 www.gardnerwadedds.com ________________________

Computer Repair & Web Design for LSU Students. Low Prices with Student ID. Free pick up & drop off. Quality websites designed quickly. Call Robert with Affordable Business Solutions, LLC at 225-751-4780.


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Monday, October 21, 2013 METTENBERGER, from page 1

the field. Stretching the field hasn’t been an issue for Mettenberger in 2013, as he has completed 11 passes of 30 yards or more and five that eclipsed the 40-yard mark. That being said, the Watkinsville, Ga., native simply underthrew his intended target downfield on each of his interceptions as he and his receivers struggled to mesh throughout the evening. “I don’t think it was a disconnect with the wide receivers,” said LSU coach Les Miles. “I felt like there were some balls that could have been caught. I think we needed to push to the big play. Again, that’s on me. I could have easily said, ‘Let’s [throw] an intermediate throw’ — my fault.” Miles took the blame for the loss in its entirety, sternly claiming in the minutes after the loss he did a “pisspoor job” of preparing his team to play in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. In turn, Mettenberger’s receivers weren’t ready to throw their passer under the bus following Saturday’s loss. It was a rough night for the offense as a whole, as the LSU run game only totaled 114 yards against the No. 12 rush defense in the conference. Playing from behind also forced LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron to abandon the ground game late, putting more pressure on Mettenberger to execute. When the night was over, it was Ole Miss’ fifth-best SEC pass defense that executed effectively. “It’s on the offense,” said junior wide receiver Jarvis Landry. “It’s not mainly on one particular guy. It’s everybody who could’ve done a little bit better job, and I think that we just put ourselves in an unfortunate hole that we couldn’t climb out of.” Ole Miss defensive coordinator Dave Wommack designed a game plan to shut down the LSU deep ball, and it worked to perfection against one of the better wide receiver tandems in the nation. On numerous occasions, the Rebels dropped safeties deep into coverage, flying around center field and waiting for Mettenberger to launch a pass. Mettenberger tried to connect with Beckham deep three times, and three times an extra Ole Miss defender was waiting for the football to finish its looping arc back to earth. “I am real pleased with the defensive plan and the turnovers they created,” said Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze. “We knew it would be a handful. These guys hadn’t played any and they had to go out and guard Odell Beckham Jr. It makes our joy that much greater.” Contact Lawrence Barreca at lbarreca@lsureveille.com; Twitter: @LawBarreca_TDR

MUST MOVE OUT. Roommate needed Jan-July. 4 bedroom house. U-Club Cottages. Large house, Great amenities. Email for more Information, mbass8@lsu.edu

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Police officers from around the Gulf Coast supported the Dream Day Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Friday at the 13th annual Gulf Coast Police Motorcycle Skills Championship in Gonzales.

MOTORCYCLES, from page 1 occasionally scraping the side of their motorcycles along the ground. Between turns, officers accelerated quickly to get to the next set of cones. LSUPD officer Boris McKnight completed the course in a time worthy of a top-10 ranking. McKnight started riding motorcycles three years ago, and he said events like this make him a rider with one of the better times at the challenge. The course helps the officers prepare for some of the dangers they may face on the road through proper braking techniques and sharp-turn maneuvers, McKnight said.

“We don’t have any protection around us,” McKnight said, mentioning that motorcycle officers face more danger than other officers, but the championship prepares them to handle any situation. The officers train to save their lives, but at the end of the day, they are helping to save the lives of the children at St. Jude. Sgt. David Wallace of the Baton Rouge Police Department said the event raised $70,000 this year and has raised $750,000 for the Dream Day Foundation over the course of its 15-year history. Contact Zach Carline at zcarline@lsureveille.com

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THE Daily Commuter Puzzle ACROSS 1 Mulgrew and Middleton 6 Reach across 10 One of the Three Bears 14 Milan’s nation 15 Hearty 16 Like fine wine 17 Shoe bottoms 18 Snakes in the Nile region 19 Use a Kindle 20 Ghosts 22 In a __; dazed 24 Take care of 25 Sowed 26 Watery part of the blood 29 San __, Calif. 30 Debtor’s note 31 Contempt 33 Prolonged attack 37 Chicken of the Sea product 39 Engagement 41 Tyne or Tim 42 Upper room 44 Sadness; despondency 46 So-so grade 47 Of the countryside 49 Wall recesses 51 Immeasurable number 54 Kid around 55 Hot dog topper, for some 56 Goes on stage 60 Boast 61 Up to the task 63 Sir __ Newton 64 Part of the foot 65 Daytime serial 66 __ firma; dry land 67 Putin’s “No!” 68 __ Christian Andersen 69 Derisive smile DOWN 1 Tiny Hershey’s chocolate piece 2 Perched upon 3 Story

4 Votes into office 5 “All __ go!”; signal to begin 6 Sliver of glass 7 __ up; forgo 8 Mont Blanc or the Matterhorn 9 Get comfy 10 Unreasonably suspicious of everyone 11 Secret __; spy 12 Harmony 13 __ on; attached 21 __ legislation; make laws 23 Cleaning cloths 25 Splotchy horse 26 Bread meant to be stuffed 27 Oaf 28 Uncle’s wife 29 Like a wry sense of humor 32 Instrument in a church, often 34 Per person 35 Merriment

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36 Watches 38 Like an irrefutable alibi 40 Respect highly 43 Actor’s signals 45 Oddballs 48 Discuss again 50 __ few; select 51 Of the city

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“__ Christmas!” Location Army vehicles Think ahead Uncommon Colt’s mother Mark left after surgery 62 Feathery scarf

giving an inactive vaccine shot that protects against three strands of the flu, according to Student Health Center physician Nelson Perret. Students who get the vaccine may get a headache and muscle pains, but that is the immune system’s reaction to the vaccine — not the flu, Perret said. The Student Health Center provides the shot in October to give students the most effective protection, Hupperich said. The vaccine is free to full-time students and available to part-time students for $10 and faculty for $20, Hupperich said. The Flu Shots on the Geaux program brings the flu vaccines to different locations across campus

so students can conveniently get the vaccine in minutes. Its goals also include persuading students who would not normally get the vaccine to get it, Hupperich said. Flu shots will be available following the conclusion of the Flu Shots on the Geaux program while supplies last, but more may be ordered if demand increases once supplies run out, Hupperich said. The government shutdown did not affect the University’s ability to get its order of the flu vaccine, but if the Student Health Center’s supply runs out, it could be difficult to get more shots because the vaccine was not produced while the government was closed, Hupperich said. Contact Desiree Robertson at drobertson@lsureveille.com


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