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Lauren Duhon [Above] The Chess Club plays on a giant granite chess board Thursday at the LSU Museum of Art. [Right] Jonathan Ding, an 8-year-old chess lover, watches the LSU Chess Club play Thursday.

After the University’s Legacy magazine was denied publishing by Interstate Printing & Graphics, the staff thought it found a solution to the problem — Covington-based Mele Printing. But the magazine hit another snag Thursday when Mele Printing also declined to publish Legacy for the same reason — a sexual article titled “Kink” that the company claimed conflicted with its Christian values. “Mele Printing reserves the right not to print material that glorifies pornography, abortion or sexual behavior that is in opposition of our morals,” an official from the company wrote in an e-mail to Bob Ritter, director of Student Media. Mele Printing declined to com-

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Boards shutter a broken window of the Lambda Chi Alplha fraternity house.

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Magazine denied on printer’s values

Lauren Duhon The Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house was vandalized Thursday at 12:45 a.m. when an unidentified object shattered a window. “We had guys downstairs studying, and they heard some commotion going on,” said Wayne Shelton, Lambda Chi alumni adviser. LSU Police Department officers responded to the vandalism report that claimed individuals were throwing objects at the house, including a heavy object that broke a window. “Luckily enough, none of the chapter members were injured or hurt,” Shelton said. LSUPD spokesman Capt. Cory Lalonde said the individuals who


Matthew Smith placed his hand on his pawn and contemplated his next move. After some thought, he bent down and picked up the 50-pound piece. This was not an average game of chess.

Smith, geography sophomore and president of the University chess club, played with the group’s members on a life-size granite chess set downtown at the LSU Museum of Art in the Shaw Center on Thursday night. The set is part of the museum’s latest exhibit, “Tearing Granite: Jesús Moroles,” which features several sculptures that can be touched, including stone fish that can be played like harps and a large stone CHESS, see page 4

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Season opens against Air Force, Alcorn State Tigers look for fresh start after 2011 Luke Johnson Sports Writer

Two days before the No. 8 Tigers begin their quest to make it back to postseason play, junior outfielder/first baseman Mason Katz and senior third baseman Tyler Hanover were antsy. Three and a half hours before their scheduled 3 p.m. practice Wednesday, the two seasoned

players were already in Alex Box Stadium getting early batting practice and fielding ground balls. Needless to say, the 2012 Tigers are ready for some baseball. “It’s competition for who gets here first and who gets the most swings in before practice,” Hanover said of his and Katz’s early arrival. “Mason and I are always here pretty early.” This season has a different feel to it than others in recent memory. The last remnants of the 2009 College World Series BASEBALL, see page 11


LSU junior infielder Casey Yocom (28) bats Feb. 3 during a scrimmage. The Tigers open the season against Air Force Academy tonight.

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More Chinese authorities seize iPad over trademark conflict

Missing Mickey Mouse spurs elementary school lockdown

Mardi Gras Museum closes, puts content on auction block

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities have seized iPads from more Chinese retailers in an escalating trademark dispute between Apple Inc. and a struggling local company that could disrupt global sales of the popular tablet. Shenzhen Proview Technology claims it owns the iPad name in China, and a court ruled in its favor last year. This week, the Chinese company said it will ask customs officials to stop imports and exports of iPads, which are made in China. Islamic sect gunmen free 119 from Nigeria prison, kill guard

CANFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio elementary school says a missing Mickey Mouse spurred a brief lockdown while parents were visiting the school for Valentine’s Day parties. The Vindicator in Youngstown reports a parent wanted to surprise a class dressed as Mickey Mouse but failed to tell the principal at C.H. Campbell Elementary School in suburban Canfield. The woman signed in at the office, but then changed into the costume in a restroom.

KENNER (AP) — Designed as a celebration of Mardi Gras when it opened in 1992, a museum in the New Orleans suburb of Kenner has closed, and its stock of memorabilia will go on the auction block. The Mardi Gras Museum suffered from a drop in attendance, and its city-sponsor, like many communities around the country, has been forced to tighten its budget. Bidders will have the chance to acquire costumes, classic invitations to exclusive balls and other items associated with Louisiana’s famous festival. Auctioneer Bradley Mutz will handle the March 8 bidding and expects buyers will find bargain prices. Seventeen loose cows killed in collision of trucks, 18-wheeler

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Armed gunmen from a radical Islamic sect stormed a federal prison in Nigeria amid heavy gunfire and explosions, killing one guard and freeing 119 inmates in an assault marking its growing national ambitions, officials said Thursday. The sect, known as Boko Haram, claimed it freed seven followers in the attack that happened just after 7 p.m. Wednesday in the town of Koton-Karifi in the Kogi state, just south of Nigeria’s capital Abuja. Authorities declined to say the attack was the work of the group.

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A man stands near an ad for an Apple iPad on Jan. 26, 2011, in Shanghai, China. News reports say more Chinese cities have seized iPads from retailers.

Israel to purchase Italian military training jets in $1 billion deal JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has reached a $1 billion preliminary deal to buy 30 Italian military training jets, Israeli defense officials said Thursday, providing a long-awaited upgrade to what is widely viewed as the most advanced air force in the Middle East. The agreement marked the end of a long competition between Italy and South Korea over the lucrative sale. Israel announced it would buy the M-346 aircraft.

Los Angeles residence burns after police receive reports of shooting LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters protected by police officers battled a fire blazing in an east Hollywood house where several people were reported shot Thursday. Police Department spokeswoman Sara Faden said officers were called about 12:40 p.m. on an initial report of three people shot. She said that was later changed to “multiple” victims. Fire Department spokesman Matt Spence said paramedics took three shooting victims to a hospital, but he did not know their conditions, ages or other details.

ST. GABRIEL (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies say an 18-wheeler and two pick-up trucks hit and killed 17 cows when the herd of cattle got loose from a pasture and wandered onto La. Highway 30 in St. Gabriel. Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office Maj. Johnny Blanchard tells The Advocate the accident caused the 18-wheeler to overturn in a ditch after hitting the cows. The accident occurred around 2 a.m. on Thursday.

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LSU Child Development Lab Preschool’s parade rolls through Quad Miniature Mardi Gras lovers brought a little cheer to campus Thursday by throwing beads to University bystanders as they went through the Quad.

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Black History month unites students Celebration to conclude March 3 Joshua Bergeron Contributing Writer

The University stands today as a blend of cultures, races and minorities, but it was not long ago when the campus lacked such diversity. Students, faculty and staff are celebrating Black History Month in remembrance of those times. For Black Faculty and Staff Caucus President Randy Fontenot, those stories are close to his heart. “My father graduated from Grambling; his diploma reads Grambling Colored University,” Fontenot said. “At one point he tried to come to LSU but was denied. This happened not because of his work ethic, but because of his race.” Fontenot said his father also experienced difficulty attaining a job as a postmaster. “He was turned down because he was an African-American,” Fontenot said. “And that was in the late ’60s. Racism is still around today, it just looks a little different.” This year marks the 36th anniversary of Black History Month. The celebration grew out of a 1926 weeklong observance called “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of historian Carter Woodson. Every president has declared February as Black History Month since Gerald Ford in 1976. The United States isn’t the only country to celebrate, though. Canada and the United Kingdom, among other nations, also celebrate the month. A series of lectures celebrating Black History Month at the University drew to a close this week with a lecture titled “Afro-Cuban Diasporas in the Atlantic World,” presented by English professor Solimar Otero.

But the University’s Black History Month festivities will continue until March 3, with the College Reunion on the Parade Ground. “College Reunion showcases African-American culture through music, dance and spoken word performances,” said LaKeitha Poole, coordinator of African-American Student Affairs. “We expect Southern and BRCC students to also be there as in previous years. It will bring the whole community together — three college campuses, not just LSU students.” Jared Williams, communication studies sophomore and Black Male Leadership Initiative fellow, said Black History Month transcends race. “African-American history is American history,” Williams said. “The people involved in making black history were Americans, they just happened to also be AfricanAmericans. This month is important to more than one demographic.” Williams said in his experience, students don’t learn about black history in school. “I really didn’t hear about black history, except during Black History

Month,” Williams said. “The month is a rare occasion to highlight the achievements of the African-American community.” Campus is alive with several African-American representative groups year-round, including the Black Male Leadership Initiative and Student Government’s Black Caucus. “It is really about becoming better leaders and better people,” Williams said about the Black Male Leadership Initiative. Contact Joshua Bergeron at




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cylinder that rocks back and forth. And, of course, the 4-foot-tall, 4,500-pound chess set. Smith said he was “ecstatic” when the museum staff approached him with the event idea, but he was surprised when he saw the set in person. “I had envisioned it a little smaller,” he said. Smith said the size of the pieces made him play more cautiously than he normally does. “I usually don’t play like this,” he said. “But I feel like these pieces are more important. I don’t want to lose any of them.” Anthony Chow, biology graduate student, attended the event to see the game in action. Chow said he was interested in how people play chess on a large set and how the set’s size affects their thought processes. “It’s more interactive,” he said. “The king and queen are almost as tall as they are. It feels like they’re more a part of the game.” Fran Huber, assistant director for collections at the museum, said the staff was looking for people who could not only appreciate the

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ment to The Daily Reveille. Legacy editor and mass communication senior Emily Slack said the article in question profiles University students involved in a sexual recreation community who share common sexual fantasies. “The story doesn’t contain explicit writing or overly graphic images,” Slack said. Unlike Interstate Printing & Graphics, Mele Printing’s website states its religious affiliation. The website reads that the company’s

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vandalized the house were identified, but their names won’t be released while the investigation is ongoing. Shelton said he could not speculate on who vandalized the house. Lambda Chi President Nick Bergeron declined to comment to The Daily Reveille and forbade the members of Lambda Chi from

exhibit’s beauty, but also demonstrate how to use its pieces. In addition to the Chess Club, the museum will also host a percussionist to play with the instrumentlike fish and cylinder. Museum curator Natalie Mault said the chess set is the heaviest piece in the exhibit and it took four people to transport and assemble it. Each square on the board measures about 18 square inches and the board comes apart to be moved more easily. Mault said she hasn’t been concerned that the pieces may break, but just in case, the exhibit is insured more than others. “It’s the artist’s wishes,” she said. “And it makes sense. It’s one thing for me to say that this piece makes music when you touch it, it’s another thing for you to do it yourself.” Mault said the exhibit has been popular so far and she’s seen many people try to play on the chess set. Jocelyn Miller, natural resource ecology management sophomore and secretary of the Chess Club, sat at a table in the exhibit with a normal-sized chess set on it. Miller, who has played chess for 10 or 12 years, said she uses

The Daily Reveille chess as a stress reliever and enjoys the club because it allows her to play often. “It’s great to know at the end of the week, you get to play chess,” she said. Miller said she also enjoys playing with friends because the way a person plays chess says a lot about his or her personality. Charles Bryan, electrical engineering and applied mathematics sophomore, agreed with that theory. “Take one of the more famous chess players, Bobby Fischer,” he said. “His opening moves always depended on his moods. If he was angry, it was aggressive. Other times, he was cautious.” Bryan, who’s been playing chess for 12 years, said he enjoys playing with a group because it helps him to become a better player. “It’s not all that fun to play against a computer. It’s so much better when you’re face to face with someone,” he said. “And you can talk to them afterward about the game, too.”

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goal is to glorify God in all it does. Slack said she still stands by the content in the magazine. “Legacy decides on the content as a staff,” Slack said. “The story was read by multiple staff members with very different backgrounds.” She said the magazine doesn’t condone any of the acts described in the article. “Even though it is taboo, LSU students are involved,” Slack said. “We represent all facets of the University’s student body.” Marie Frank, the University’s chief procurement officer, said the

Office of Procurement Services is obtaining a quote from printing company Ricoh to print Legacy. Frank said she should know by today if the University can award a purchase order for printing services from Ricoh. Slack said she will not let a printer determine the content of the magazine, and that the situation is disappointing because it punishes the rest of the magazine’s material.

speaking to the media. No arrests have been made yet. More information will be made available as the investigation continues. Shelton said he cannot remember a similar incident happening at the Lambda Chi house in his approximately 18 years at the University. The University’s Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house was recently

under review for violating the fraternity’s national standards. Some members were evicted after being suspended or expelled for unspecified reasons, according to the Lambda Chi Alpha International Headquarters.

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Tigers head east to face last-place Gamecocks

Air Force coach credits Mainieri as guiding force in baseball and life

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But Mainieri had a more dramatic outlook, especially considering Kazlausky’s history. “He was in harm’s way,” Mainieri said. “It’s very easy for you to say that Mike Kazlausky is a genuine American hero.” The phrase “American hero” is a tough pill for veterans to swallow. It glorifies their role when, in their mind, they simply answered the call, took the mission and executed.

Even after a thrilling 69-67 overtime victory against No. 23 Mississippi State on Tuesday, the LSU men’s basketball players aren’t feeling cocky. They can’t be. The Tigers, who hit the road to face the South Next up for Carolina Gamecocks tomorrow, the Tigers: haven’t won Who: LSU (15a Southeast- 10, 5-6) vs. ern Conference game away from South Carolina home this sea- (10-15, 2-9) son, totaling five When: 12:30 losses. “A win like p.m. Saturday [ M i s s i s s i p p i Where: Colonial State] can create Life Arena in some momentum,” said soph- Columbia, S.C. omore guard Watch or listen Ralston Turner, at home: SEC who led LSU Network/WAFB with 17 points in Tuesday’s victo- and 100.7 FM ry. “We needed that game, but we can’t start slow again like we did to get down 17. It’s about consistency, especially on the road.” LSU (15-10, 5-6 SEC) will have its best chance yet to reverse that ugly stat, as USC (10-15, 2-9 SEC) sits last in the conference. But the Gamecocks snapped a five-game skid their last time

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Luke Johnson Sports Writer

LSU coach Paul Mainieri taught Air Force Academy baseball coach Mike Kazlausky how to be a man. Mainieri’s tenure at the helm of the Falcons’ program provided Kazlausky with a host of baseball and life lessons. After all, Mainieri gets paid to make baseball players realize their full potential on the field. But to a young man who had already decided to devote his life to serving his country and his family, Mainieri’s guiding hand affected much more than Kazlausky’s batting average. “He’s made me not only the man that I am, but the father and husband [I am],” Kazlausky said. “That’s what he does best. It’s not just being on the baseball field where he’s a tremendous coach, he’s that life coach that ties everything together.” The Air Force Academy hired Mainieri in 1989, making him the first civilian coach in the program’s history. When Mainieri arrived in Colorado Springs, Colo., Kazlausky was entering his sophomore season. Though Kazlausky walked on to the baseball team the previous season, Mainieri saw a special talent. Behind Kazlausky’s skill, there was a different attribute that may not always be visible outside a service academy: passion. “Mike was one of those kids that you couldn’t help but love because he was so dedicated and so passionate about everything he did,” Mainieri recalled. “Baseball of course,

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Former active duty pilot and current Air Force Academy coach Mike Kazlausky flies a Boeing C-17 Globemaster. Kazlausky’s team will face off against Mainieri and the Tigers on Friday and Sunday.

but also about the Air Force Academy and the United States Air Force.” That passion manifested itself into a career dedicated to representing the U.S. in an Air Force uniform every day for 20 years after he graduated from the Academy — something Kazlausky cites as one of his proudest accomplishments. He doesn’t want to be known as Mike Kazlausky the baseball player or Mike Kazlausky the baseball coach. He is Maj. Mike Kazlausky — loving husband, doting father of two children and C-17 pilot.


LSU heads to Las Vegas tourney Albert Burford

Sports Contributor

The LSU softball team is leaving rainy Baton Rouge for the desert of Las Vegas this weekend. The No. 25 Tigers (2-2) faced a rain delay in their season opener, a 5-3 defeat at the hands of Penn State, and were forced to reschedule Wednesday’s matchup with Florida State for April 17. Luckily for LSU, this weekend’s forecast calls for sunny skies in Las Vegas for the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic. The competition will be stiff, as the Tigers face DePaul — a team receiving votes in the polls — No. 3 California, California

State Northridge and Utah State. Senior outfielder Ashley Applegate said the Tigers are excited to face such talented teams early in the season. “We’re always excited to play against great competition,” she said. “It’s a privilege to have these opportunities, and we just look forward to capitalizing on this good competition.” The Golden Bears are 4-0 after an opening weekend that featured a 13-5 win against Tennessee and two shutouts. The team is ranked No. 1 in the ESPN poll. LSU coach Beth Torina said she likes California’s high rankings, adding that the Tigers have the Golden Bears “right where we

want them.” LSU started its season last weekend with losses to Penn State and No. 15 Michigan, but things turned around quickly. The Tigers notched their first win in the second battle with Penn State, defeating the Nittany Lions, 1-0. They finished their weekend with an 8-0 domination of Louisiana Tech, which featured two RBIs from senior infielder Juliana Santos and a one-hit shutout from junior pitcher Rachele Fico. “We got better every game we played this weekend,” Torina said. “If we can do that throughout the entire 52 games left on the TOURNAMENT, see page 7

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Senior outfielder Ashley Applegate slides into third base Feb. 12 during the Tigers’ 8-0 shutout against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in Tiger Park.

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Lady Tigers stifle Razorbacks on the road, win 50-42 LSU extends win streak to four games Scott Branson Sports Contributor

The LSU women’s basketball team avenged its largest defeat of the season and jumped in the Southeastern Conference standings with a 50-42 victory over Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark., on Thursday night. In the teams’ previous meeting, the Razorbacks (19-6, 8-5 SEC) stomped the Lady Tigers (18-8, 8-5 SEC) by a score of 72-52 in a Jan. 22 game in the PMAC that was never close. “This is a different team,” said LSU coach Nikki Caldwell

in a post-game radio show. “We most importantly they believed played that way tonight.” in each other,” Caldwell said. “It LSU’s victory Thursday started with us really making our night extended the Lady Tigers’ mind up, changing our mindset SEC winning and our attitude, ‘I really felt like this that we’re going streak to four games and ended team believed in our to be a team that Arkansas’ streak makes you grind game plan, but most it out.” at eight. “We told this Nineteen of importantly they team that we have LSU’s 50 points to play with the believed in each other.’ came from the heart of a chambench, including Nikki Caldwell pion, and it starts seven each from LSU basketball coach with our defense senior forward and our board play,” Caldwell Courtney Jones and sophomore said. forward Theresa Plaisance. The Lady Tigers limited Ar“We got great play from kansas to 30.4 percent shooting everybody who came off the from the field and out-rebounded bench,” Caldwell said. the Razorbacks, 36 to 21. Senior forward LaSondra “I really felt like this team Barrett paced the Lady Tigers believed in our game plan, but with a team-high 11 points and a

game-high nine rebounds. Junior guard Adrienne Webb added 10 points and five boards of her own. Arkansas senior guard C’eira Ricketts scored a game-high 19 points on just 8-of-21 shooting. LSU shot 5-of-8 from beyond the arc, with five different Lady Tigers accounting for the 3-pointers. The Razorbacks, in contrast, shot just 4-of-23 from 3-point range. After losing five straight SEC contests, the Lady Tigers have rattled off four victories and sit two games away from first place in the conference, with three games remaining. “I’m extremely pleased with this group and how we’ve played in the latter part of our season,”

Caldwell said. “After we got through that run where we were losing, we really turned a corner and we’re believing again.” The Lady Tigers return to action Sunday at 2 p.m. against Auburn in the PMAC, with a chance to close in on one of the top seeds in the SEC tournament. “This team has a different sense of urgency about them and that’s what you have to have in the latter part of the season,” Caldwell said. “We know what we’re capable of.”

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Tigers sign familiar face as new assistant coach Ojie to develop team’s blocking skills

Michael Gegenheimer Sports Contributor

Former Tulane assistant coach Sam Ojie has returned to the Pelican State to join LSU’s volleyball program as an assistant under LSU coach Fran Flory. The Nigeria native has traveled the world coaching and Ojie playing volleyball, most recently as an assistant coach at the University of Oklahoma. “I’ve known Sam since he came to the States and while he coached at Tulane,” Flory said. “I know he’s the type of volleyball coach to help a program get better. He’s a person of outstanding character, which is what we need

in today’s athletics to help lead young people.” Ojie helped coach a Sooner team that won 96 games and made the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 once in its four appearances. Ojie says he will help recruit players to LSU, an aspect he learned was important at Oklahoma. “We have to buckle down recruiting more,” Ojie said. “Fran, [former assistant] Steve [Loeswick] and [assistant coach] Jill Lytle Wilson have done an excellent job bringing in some of the best athletes. ... We’re getting the recruits now, but we need to maintain that level to stay in the top 25. Our goal is to recruit good athletes and skill-players and then find a good mix of both.” Flory said Ojie will be a major contributor to the team’s film study and game plan preparation. As for on-the-court coaching, Ojie’s focus will be on developing the team’s blocking game. “He has a passion about blocking,” Flory said. “We’re

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already better at blocking since before he got here. The way he presents it is a little different, which some athletes will respond to a little better.” Ojie got his start as an assistant at Tulane, working primarily with hitters. In his five-season stint that started in 1999, he was a major factor in boosting the Green Wave’s hitting percentage by 25 points and posting four AllConference USA hitters. “It’s been great [coming back to Louisiana],” Ojie said.

“I’ve known Fran since I’ve been here, so she’s not only my boss but a very good friend, so I felt like I was coming back home.” After his time at Tulane, Ojie signed on as an assistant at Central Florida. He got his only head coaching experience during the 2004 season when he took over for then-head coach Meg Colado while she took maternity leave for all but two games of the season. “I wasn’t prepared for that. It came as a shock,” Ojie said. “It

opened my perspective in many ways on how to manage the team. ... It made me a better coach.” Ojie is not completely unfamiliar with the LSU program. In 2006, while coaching at Georgia, Ojie was on the opposing bench twice in two losses to a top 15-ranked LSU.

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Kazlausky is no different. “Gosh,” Kazlausky said, cringing at the notion. “A true American hero? That’s not me whatsoever.” In September 2001, Kazlausky was stationed at the Academy, where he instructed cadets how to fly small planes and gliders. By the time the first plane hit the World Trade Center, Kazlausky had made up his mind. He needed to be in the fight. Kazlausky picked up the phone and called his old unit, pleading that he would do anything, whether it meant door-todoor fighting or flying planes. The answer he received was not the one he wanted to hear.

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out, clipping Georgia, 57-56, at home Wednesday. “[USC is] playing with as much purpose as anybody in the conference,” said LSU coach Trent Johnson. “That speaks volumes to how they’re competing. There’s no room for a let-down anywhere in the SEC.” The Tigers hit the road with a two-game league winning streak, the team’s first this season. Junior center Justin Hamilton said

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schedule, then we’re going to be a great team when it comes to the post-season.” This weekend will also serve as LSU’s first trip away from

His superiors told him his responsibility to the country and to his Air Force was to “mold and guide and be a mentor for 4,200 cadets.” “It was one of those things where you shut up, you salute and you say, ‘Yes, sir,’” Kazlausky said. But Kazlausky would eventually get his turn. He returned to his Charleston, S.C., unit and, at various times during the next two and a half years, flew combat missions in both Iraq and Afghanistan. And all the while up in the cockpit, Kazlausky was employing the Mainieri method. “What I learned from Paul Mainieri wasn’t on the baseball field,” Kazlausky said. “What

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I learned was when flying C-17 missions into Baghdad being shot at, or flying into Afghanistan was ... how to deal with adversity, stress and pressure. Because of him, I was able to successfully complete missions in and out of harm’s way.“ Kazlausky incorporated Mainieri’s leadership style into his role as an officer in the Air Force. Air Force Col. Rick Rupp, the Wing Commander at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan., knew Kazlausky both as his peer and his commanding officer, and he had nothing but the highest praise for Kazlausky’s lasting effect on people. “He’s one of the best leaders I’ve ever met in my life,” Rupp

said. “He commands a lot of respect from his peers because he holds himself to very high standards. He demands not just a lot out of himself but out of the people around him.” Kazlausky’s career in the Air Force as an active duty officer is now over. His official title has the letters RET after his rank. Kazlausky calls that one of the most difficult decisions he’s ever had to make, but one that has still allowed him to serve, just in a different capacity. After taking over as the program’s interim coach last season, Kazlausky led the team to its most wins since 2002. The Academy removed the interim tag and hired Kazlausky as its full-time coach.

With his cadets, Kazlausky is again taking the Mainieri method and applying it to his team. “I wanted to motivate kids to be great officers in our Air Force and great leaders in our country,” Kazlausky said. “But ... my No. 1 goal is not about the baseball product, it is about creating men. It’s about creating great husbands and great fathers, and that I learned from Paul Mainieri.”

defense will be the key to carry that momentum forward. “It always starts on defense for us,” Hamilton said. “You’ll always go a possession or three struggling on offense, but defense is how you stop easy baskets and keep crowds from getting into the game.” The Gamecocks shoot a paltry 30 percent beyond the arc and average just 59 points per game in conference play. LSU is 13-1 this season when it holds opponents to fewer than 60 points

in regulation. The road has also put the spotlight on LSU freshman point guard Anthony Hickey, whose game-winning shot Tuesday against the Bulldogs was the highlight of a stellar first season thus far. But the youngster has struggled with full-court pressure in road games, turning the ball over five times per contest, and South Carolina will likely push perimeter pressure on the Tigers. “They’re fast and crowd you

on the perimeter,” Hickey said. “I know [Gamecocks] coach [Darrin] Horn likes to let their guards play quick, probably try to trap us a little.” Junior forward Malik Cooke leads South Carolina in scoring with 12.2 points per game. But Cooke likely won’t be the primary threat to a stingy LSU defense. Sophomore guard Bruce Ellington played in the Gamecocks’ backfield on the gridiron, but he is also a dynamic backcourt threat on

the hardwood. “He’s a special player,” Johnson said. “Usually football players come in a little clumsy and play power forward or something. Not Ellington. He’s out on the wing and handling the ball. That’s impressive.” Ellington is averaging 10.4 points and 3.2 assists per game.

Tiger Park this season. “Tiger Park has a great atmosphere,” Fico said. “We have the best fans in the world, and they’re so intense and so into it. It’s a fantastic place to play, so when we go away, we really need

to focus on staying within ourselves and playing the game like we know how.” Torina said she still doesn’t have a lineup set, but she was happy with Applegate in the lead-off spot, which she said “set

the tone” for the Tigers’ hitting. Torina also said she would still be moving new players into the lineup this weekend. “There’s still a couple people that haven’t gotten an opportunity yet that deserve one,”

she said. “You’ll still see a couple more faces in there before we have the final set lineup.”

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Legacy mag’s printing woes infringe on free speech rights The Daily Reveille Editorial Board Legacy magazine wants you to know about kinky sex. It also wants you to know about students with social disorders, presidential candidate Buddy Roemer and an organization obsessed with StarCraft, but a story on sexual fetishes is the reason two printing companies have now refused to publish the magazine’s upcoming issue in attempts to strip the publication of its free speech rights. Where has the value of the

First Amendment gone? On paper, nowhere. But in this scenario, it’s at odds with what both printers said was behind their refusal to publish Legacy — Christian values. The printers claim the story in question, titled “Kink,” presents content that goes against their standards as religious companies with Christian morals. One might question how the behavior of consenting adults safely expressing their unique sexuality encroaches on any system of morals, but that’s beside the point. The real issue here is freedom of the press.

The Daily Reveille’s Editorial Board has seen the story, and while we won’t spoil any of the juicy tidbits before the magazine hits stands, we can say that the article is in no way obscene or pornographic. It’s a straightforward look at the habits of real students on our campus who are just like anyone else — except they have a little more bite in the bedroom. The intent isn’t to grab attention or to be controversial, but to tell the stories of those who participate in something that might be unfamiliar to most readers. This

objective is an ideal upon which the news media is founded: to give a public voice to individuals who otherwise might not have one, even if their behavior may be interpreted as scandalous. Though there’s nothing wrong with the acts described in the story, Legacy’s editorial staff has said it does not condone them. The magazine isn’t telling its readers to try S&M. It’s merely carrying out its mission to shed light on societal trends both tame and taboo. It’s disheartening for The Daily Reveille to see our Student

Media colleagues face impediments to their freedom, but we support the Legacy staff, their work and their right to continue printing what students want to read. Ultimately, these printing companies have guaranteed one thing — that we’ll all be rushing to read the issue when it finally finds a printer with respect for free speech.

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Conservative Cinema?

American movies shouldn’t be politicized THE PHILIBUSTER Phil Sweeney Columnist These days, America is equally red and blue, Republican and Democratic, conservative and liberal. Not in the movies, though. Movieguide, an arm of the Christian Film & Television Commission ministry, released last week a 2011 box office analysis asserting “conservative” films are five times more profitable than “liberal” ones. It’s not an altogether astonishing discovery, as Entertainment Weekly blogger Jeff Labrecque wrote last week. “If a studio is going to spend $200 million to produce and market a blockbuster movie, the script will likely take great care to deliver a reassuring, crowd-pleasing experience that doesn’t rock anyone’s boat,” he reasoned. Nonetheless, the conservative movie watchdog’s 76-page report does beg the question: What exactly makes a film liberal or conservative? I don’t even know if Mitt Romney is liberal or conservative, so I don’t dare presume to know the political leanings of the X-Men and the Muppets. Movieguide categorizes films’

content as capitalistic or socialistic, for example. Films may be feminist, politically correct or pro-homosexual — or any other of Movieguide’s two dozen evaluative criteria. Ultimately, Movieguide assigns films either of two badges: “Conservative/Moral” or “Liberal/ Leftist.” Which, apparently, is to say: “Liberal/Immoral.” “What we find every single year is that movies with strong Christian content do better at the box office; movies with strong faith and values do better at the box office,” said Ted Baehr, Movieguide’s founder and editor. Indeed, last year’s most family-friendly films — movies like “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” — averaged gross receipts of $40.7 million in the U.S. and Canada. Comparatively, the least family-friendly movies — the ones with dick jokes, basically — only averaged gross receipts of $19.8 million. This includes films like “Bad Teacher.” But isn’t such a disparity predictable? “Family-friendly” films aren’t age-restricted by the Motion Picture Association of America, meaning there are more potential audience members who can purchase tickets. Anheuser-Busch’s sales aren’t

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going to outpace Coca-Cola’s, after all. But in the face of this, “the average person wants movies that are not just entertaining, which is good,” Baehr said. “We look at the entertainment value, but [people] want movies with good triumphing over evil, and they want movies with faith and values.” They want movies that suck, essentially. Faith and values, of course, thrust “The Hangover Part II” to the all-time highest-grossing opening for a comedy film. Or “pagan” faith and “hedonistic” values, according to their report. In turn, among the films heralded by Movieguide as “Conservative/Moral” are Oscar frontrunners “Hugo” and “The Artist.”

The former is a Martin Scorsese-directed adaptation of the Caldecott-winning book “The Invention of Hugo Cabret.” It’s not your typical Scorsese flick, though, with no violence and no amoral sociopathic lead. Scorsese, of course, directed “The Last Temptation of Christ,” controversial for its depiction of Christ’s sexuality. Faith and values, alright. “The Artist” is French — i.e. socialist — director Michel Hazanavicius’s charming black-andwhite silent film. It laments the demise of silent cinema and the rise of “talkies,” a historical phenomenon brought about by capitalism. And if there weren’t already enough reason to be suspicious of the report, Movieguide also praises

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“Battle: Los Angeles.” “The press may not get it, but the studios are getting it because more and more movies have strong faith and values,” Baehr said. More and more movies suck, in other words. Baehr’s right, but I don’t get it. American cinema really hasn’t ever been political, unlike its European counterpart. And it shouldn’t be politicized now. Phil Sweeney is 25-year-old English senior from New Orleans. Follow him on Twitter @TDR_PhilSweeney. Contact Phil Sweeney at

Quote of the Day “Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.”

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Verizon/Redbox partnership could topple Netflix PRESS X TO NOT DIE Adam Arinder Columnist Every time someone brings up Blockbuster in conversation, I always jokingly ask, “What’s that?” The video rental chain has been closing its doors store by store over the past few years. Its demise shows how the world is transitioning in terms of media consumption. Before, it was all about the physical copy. But today, people embrace digital downloads. Streaming through numerous services to different devices, consumers can instantly enjoy their favorite shows and movies without having to leave their homes. The main factor in Blockbuster’s downfall is services like Netflix. The DVD-by-mail service dominated the marketplace and only got stronger as it expanded its

streaming library. Brick-and-mortar stores have failed to keep up. Unfortunately, Netflix has pulled more than one boneheaded move over the past year, enraging a majority of its customers. Between its price increases and its attempt to split its business into a service called Qwikster — which it quickly reneged on — I promised at the end of a previous column to alert my readers if a better service came along. It seems that day is almost here. Last week, Verizon announced it would team up with Coinstar (the people who bring you Redbox) to directly compete with Netflix with what is said to be “the best of both worlds.” Cue Hannah Montana. Details are slim because of “competitive reasons,” but the service will reportedly become available during the second half of this year, according to Verizon’s news release.

What’s interesting is that the joint venture, currently under the name “Project Zoetrope,” will not include any DVDs through the mail. Then again, with a Redbox kiosk in nearly 30,000 locations around the country, there are plenty of locations to pick up your DVDs with ease. This could give Zoetrope a huge competitive advantage, considering Redbox gets newly released DVDs the day they come out, as opposed to Netflix’s 28-day waiting period. Some Redbox kiosks also carry video games, a medium Netflix disregards entirely. It will also be interesting to see how Verizon handles the streaming side. One would assume it will include non-Verizon devices, but would that mean customers to Big Red would get a discount? Or possibly free service? As a current Verizon customer, that would make me drop Netflix in a heartbeat. The big advantage Netflix has

besides brand recognition — which, believe it or not, is increasing rapidly since the Qwikster incident of last year — is the sheer girth of its library. Sure, there may be almost 30,000 Redboxes around the country, but those kiosks can only hold a certain amount of discs. Netflix’s DVD library is home to millions of different movies both old and new. Obviously, more information on Project Zoetrope will be necessary to declare it the Netflix-killer. Amazon is currently expanding its free streaming service, which is free for all Amazon Prime members, but it will never take down Netflix because it lacks DVDs. Verizon and Coinstar have a fighting chance thanks to their recognizable names, but taking down Netflix will be like trying to destroy the iPhone. While Android offers more features, more handset selections and is a superior platform for some, Apple

has the marketing and name recognition to keep its product in the lead. Android is a close second, but I don’t see it affecting iPhone sales any time soon. The same applies to Netflix. The company has been around for 15 years. It’s had its bad moments, but it’s going to take something great to fully take its place. Verizon and Coinstar have a lot of work ahead of them in the future. Let’s see if they handle this venture correctly and win over the hearts that Netflix scorned. Adam Arinder is a 22-year-old communication studies senior from Baton Rouge. Follow him on Twitter @TDR_aarinder.

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‘Anonymity Online’ opens door for both good and bad THE NEW FRONTIERSMAN

Clayton Crockett Opinion Editor As they say in Soviet Russia, the television watches you and the radio listens to you. And Waldo finds you. Although America has its own surveillance mechanisms in place, like the Patriot Act, other countries continue to openly monitor and suppress the freedom of information online. But restriction breeds resistance, and today’s version of freedom fighting has taken to the Web with a masthead of zeroes and ones. This is where the Tor Project comes in. Tor calls itself “Anonymity Online” and prides itself on being the most secure and secretive way to access the Internet. And the service is free to download on any operating system. Tor shrouds the user’s online activity by generating untraceable IP addresses, which are like fingerprints for computers. Think of Tor as the online equivalent of leather gloves. The service is utilized by various groups to prevent online tracking, such as the military to prevent hacking by insurgents and media outlets to prevent information leaks, according to Tor’s website. The potential for illegal activity is obvious, but that does not necessarily guarantee wrongdoing. While many would reserve such secretive measures to paranoid conspiracy theorists and drug dealers, the service has proven to be an indispensable tool for many in oppressive countries abroad. The government in Iran, for instance, is currently nationalizing the country’s Internet services. This

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essentially means it will cut citizens off from the Internet to create a government-sponsored version in compliance with Islamic law. As of last week, websites including Facebook, Gmail, YouTube, Hotmail and Yahoo Mail were rendered inaccessible to Iranian citizens. “According to computer crime regulations, access to this website is denied,” the page would read. Access has been reinstated within the past few days, but the movement to an Iranian Web remains in motion. According to The Wall Street Journal, approximately 50,000 Iranians were using the Tor network up until last week. Tor is now engaged in an air war with the Iranian government as it fights to stay a step ahead of a

national blackout and provide online liberty to the Iranian people. The cause is certainly noble. People everywhere should have unabridged access to the Internet along with whatever information can be found there. The Atlantic Wire hit the nail on the head with its headline “Iran’s Internet crackdown is like catnip to hackers.” The Internet is the new front for freedom, and hackers seem to be holding all of the cards. Many, however, would liken absolute Internet freedom and anonymity to anarchy — and they’d be right. The Silk Road Market is a prime example. Only accessible through Tor, the Silk Road Market is the Web’s black market, and seeing as every Tor user

has his or her tracks covered, I had to check it out for myself. Drugs, weapons, pornography, hacking services, stolen goods — the list of Silk Road products goes on. It even uses its own currency — Bitcoins, an online monetary unit with an economy and fluctuating conversion rates that’s intended to be untraceable to the purchaser. While we’re all aware of the existence of black markets, I never expected them to be a quick download and a few clicks away. Like any tool, online freedom can and will be used for good or bad. While Tor is fighting to keep information available to the Iranian public, Anonymous is hacking American networks and government sites to expose valuable information — the aforementioned catnip.

Iran may be putting up a fight, but the frightening truth is that today’s world is run by the Internet, and the Internet has been mastered by a young community of hackers. Anonymous, Tor and the Silk Road pale in comparison to the hacking community’s massive potential. I only hope Tor may be seen as the example of this power used for noble causes. Clayton Crockett is a 20-year-old international studies sophomore from Lafayette. Follow him on Twitter @TDR_ccrockett.

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champions are still on the roster, and they want to return the program to its glorified status — especially after the way last season ended. Despite surging to a 12-3 record in its final 15 games, LSU wasn’t invited to a regional postseason tournament after finishing with a 36-20 record. The left-out feeling has lingered in the players’ heads since. “That taste is going to be in our mouths throughout the year,” Katz said. “We’re not going to forget that. That ‘It’s going to taste is going be in my be exciting to mouth until Friday night I leave here. when we play I’m going to Air Force. This do my best to place is going make sure it doesn’t hapto be electric.’ pen again.” Standing Tyler Hanover in their way LSU third baseman are the Air Force Academy and Alcorn State. The Tigers will split a three-game series with the two in what is being billed as a mini-tournament. LSU will sandwich a Saturday evening game against Alcorn State with Friday night and Sunday afternoon contests against Air Force. Alcorn State and Air Force will also face each other in two games at 11 a.m. Friday and Saturday, which are free to the public. LSU coach Paul Mainieri has a history with Air Force. It was his second job as a head coach, and he was the first civilian coach at the service academy. Mainieri has expressed on numerous occasions a profound

respect for the men and women who have served in the military, and has relayed that message to his team. “He gives us a few stories about when he used to coach at the Air Force Academy,” Hanover said. “It’s going to be a great honor to be playing the guys that are going to be serving our country later on. Those are the true heroes.” Leading the Air Force Falcons will be Mainieri’s pupil Mike Kazlausky, who spent five seasons with Mainieri, both as a player and an assisstant coach. “[I’m excited for] our cadets from the Air Force Academy to be able to experience Alex Box Stadium along with 11,000 people on opening night with what I’ve always been told are the greatest fans in college baseball,” Kazlausky said. The Tigers return several key members from last season’s team, and Mainieri believes they’ve made improvements on their weaknesses. The trio of sophomore starting pitchers has an added year of seasoning, and four of the five batters who hit above .300 last season are back. The biggest adjustments have come in the field and the bullpen, where sophomore JaCoby Jones moved to center field. Katz is expected to play first base while junior Raph Rhymes takes over in right field, and three fresh faces take over the back end of the bullpen. With the season starting and Mardi Gras floats ready to roll around the state, the team is expecting a rocking atmosphere. “It’s always a party atmosphere around here,” Hanover said. “It’s going to be exciting Friday night when we play Air Force.

The Daily Reveille This place is going to be electric.” Just before 7 p.m. tonight, LSU and Air Force will line up on the first and third base lines to prepare for the national anthem — except there will be a diversion from normalcy. Kazlausky will face his team and order them to stand at parade rest. Before the opening notes of

page 11 the national anthem, he’ll call them to the position of attention and give the order, “Present arms.” The cadets and Kazlausky will salute the flag in unison and sharply drop their arms with Kazlausky’s order at the end of the anthem. The drop of the arms signals

the beginning of baseball season. “We’re ready to get back at it,” Rhymes said. “We feel like we have something to prove.”

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