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HURRICANE ISAAC’S IMPACT

University sustains Opener recalls memory minor damage of LSU resiliency Isaac threatened to repeat delay of 2005 North Texas opener

There’s just something eerie about much more surface damage to campus than LSU’s relationship with North Texas. its predecessor. Hurricane Isaac threatened to, among But the gash caused by Katrina was more important things, deeper and wider, throwing cancel the football team’s the lives of thousands along Alex Cassara opener against the Mean the Gulf into disarray. Sports Writer Green. It was a familiar Everyone involved in situation for Coach Les Miles. Miles’ new football program was included. “Good news is, we’ve been through Some players couldn’t contact their this before,” Miles said on Monday as Isaac parents. The early schedule was shot. approached Southeastern Louisiana. “We Somehow, Miles still kept it together — know how to do this. We’ll figure it out.” made the most of it, even — despite the Miles was, admittedly, a “novice LSU initial disappointment felt by fans and the coach” the other time this exact situation administration. reared its head. Isaac followed Katrina seven years to The day for which he’d been prepar- the day, with the same opponent waiting at ing for months, his debut as the Tigers head the of end LSU’s week. coach against North Texas, was a mere five The outcome is different: the Tigers days away when Hurricane Katrina devas- and the Mean Green will clash Saturday. tated the Gulf Coast in 2005. But the similarities still serve as a remindSure, the last time North Texas was er of both the resiliency of the University on the schedule in 2008, Hurricane Gustav NORTH TEXAS, see page 26 also delayed the Troy contest and caused

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Trees outside Acadian Hall were twisted and broken by Hurricane Isaac’s ferocious winds.

359 students hail from affected areas

It came more subtly than the empty Hurricane Isaac freedom came with an acashelves of non-perishable demic price — students will food, the numerous flashhave to make up missed Andrea Gallo lights and the sandbags classes over fall break and Editor-in-Chief predicted. Hurricane Isaac during one to-be-determined destroyed homes and lives in Plaquemines Saturday. While the rain has let up and the and Tangipahoa parishes, but its presence on wind has died down, the University is not campus was made up of nothing more than finished with Isaac. It’s currently housing wind whisperings and rain pelts as it dispir- two medical facilities. ited from a hurricane to a tropical storm. Fallen trees comprised the main damSome students evacuated, some weath- age Isaac inflicted on campus, as well as ered the storm on campus and others took MINOR HIT, see page 12 to local bars that were open, but their

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[Left] Les Miles, seen here watching a football practice April 7, 2011, was set to lead his first game as LSU’s head coach against the University of North Texas on August 29, 2005. Hurricane Katrina altered the planned matchup and the game was postponed. The teams finally met on Oct. 29, when the Tigers won, 56-3. [Right] LSU running back Joseph Addai celebrates a touchdown in the 2005 game.


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INTERNATIONAL Haiti park standoff highlights conflict over woodland areas LA VISITE NATIONAL PARK, Haiti (AP) — Police officers and other officials went to one of Haiti’s few national parks with weapons and orders for hundreds of squatters to vacate the homes and farms they had carved out. The people living there had known they could be removed at any time because they were on a rare piece of protected woodland in one of the most deforested countries on earth. But they were resolved to put up a fight. In a violent clash that lasted several hours, four squatters were shot to death. 98-year-old message in a bottle sets world record for oldest recovered LONDON, (AP) — It was scooped up from the sea after 98 years, and now officials say a message in a bottle discovered in Scotland has set a world record. Fisherman Andrew Leaper found the bottle— released in 1914 — in his nets in April while sailing east of the Shetland Islands, which lie off Scotland’s northern coast. Guinness World Records confirmed Thursday the find is the oldest message in a bottle ever recovered, beating a previous record by five years.

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A boy leans against the base of an outdoor toilet damaged by Haitian police in La Visite National Park, Haiti, a rare piece of protected woodland.

Miners charged in deaths of 34 people killed by African police JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — About 270 miners were charged Thursday with the murders of 34 striking colleagues who were shot by police officers, authorities said, a development that could further infuriate South Africans. The decision to charge the miners comes under an arcane Roman-Dutch common purpose law used under the apartheid regime, and it suggests President Jacob Zuma’s government wants to shift blame for the killings from police to the striking miners.

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NATIONAL

STATE/LOCAL

Southern Montana wildfires burn homes, cause injuries, evacuations

BP will donate $1 million for Hurricane Isaac disaster relief

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rapidly expanding wildfires across a broad swath of southern Montana have caused injuries and burned homes, buildings and vehicles, authorities said Thursday, as firefighters struggled to contain the flames amid hazardous conditions. The precise toll of the latest spate of fires to hit the state remained uncertain. But at least three evacuation orders were in place and well more than 150 homes threatened by blazes that in some cases burned unchecked. Crash involving 100-year-old driver rekindles old age driving debate

Harvard probing dozens of students on cheating, plagiarizing accusations

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Oil giant BP says it will donate $1 million to support relief efforts related to Hurricane Isaac. BP says the donation will be made to the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army and divided equally between the two hard-hit states. In addition the donation, BP says it’s also providing assistance to employees and their families in the region. Two years ago, an oil rig operated by BP in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, causing a massive oil spill. Millions of gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf over several weeks and slimed coastal areas until the blown out oil well was capped.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Dozens of Harvard University students are being investigated for cheating after school officials discovered they may have shared answers or plagiarized on a final exam. Harvard officials declined to release the name of the class and other details, citing privacy laws. The undergraduate class had a minimum of 250 students and possible cheating was discovered in roughly half the take-home exams, university officials said Thursday.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Since Katrina, the Army Corps has worked at breakneck speed — and at a cost of billions of dollars — to install new floodgates, pumps, floodwalls and levees across New Orleans. The work paid off. A day after Isaac hit New Orleans on the seventh anniversary of Katrina, officials said the 130-mile flood protection system did its job, excepting a breach at the 17th Street Canal.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 100-year-old man who was attempting to back his Cadillac out of a grocery store parking lot struck and injured 11 people, nine of them children. The accident in front of a South Los Angeles elementary school brought to the forefront again a debate over how old is too old to keep driving. With the American Automobile Association reporting that 10,000 Americans are turning 65 every day, it’s a debate that will only intensify in coming years.

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A home burns north of East River Road during the Pine Creek Fire in Paradise Valley near Pine Creek on Wednesday.

Levees around New Orleans hold through hurricane, prove reliable

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University adjusts Student rides out Isaac in lakes academic calendar Chris Abshire Sports Writer

Students make up for hurricane days

Rachel Warren

News and Entertainment Deputy Editor

Students who enjoyed their three-day “hurrication” this week may not enjoy its consequences — the University announced Thursday it will cancel the Fall Holiday and schedule classes on an upcoming Saturday. According to a post on the University’s Emergency Response website, since the University was closed for three days as Tropical Storm Isaac slowly approached the coast, it will remain open during the time traditionally used as a two-day break in October. The post also said the University will designate a Saturday in the future to make up missed classes, but it did not specify when the date would be announced. Faculty Senate President Kevin Cope said the make-up days are part of a plan negotiated by the Faculty Senate and the University’s Registrar’s Office years ago. Cope said the state mandates a specific number of days for students to be in class and requires the University to make up most days it misses. “If the University only misses two days, it is the instructor’s prerogative to make them up if he or she

wants to,” he said. “But if the break goes beyond that, the next step is to cancel fall break.” The missed days will also change the academic calendar in other ways — the deadline for dropping classes without a grade of “W” will be Sept. 4 at 4:30 p.m. and the deadline to add courses for credit will be Sept. 5 at 4:30 p.m. Minutes after the decision to cancel the break was announced, students and parents took to the University’s Facebook page to voice their concern. Several asked why the University could not add the missed days to the end of the semester. Cope said the University’s academic calendar has limited maneuverability because intersessions are scheduled so close to the beginning and end of the academic year. Adding days to the calendar could change the dates for intersessions, graduations or other University events. The University’s post acknowledged its decision may not sit well with everyone. “We recognize that there is no perfect solution,” it said. “This is the best approach for meeting the mission of LSU as well as the goals of our faculty and students. The implementation of these changes will require patience and cooperation by all.” Contact Rachel Warren at rwarren@lsureveille.com

Under normal circumstances, the LSU Lakes are a hub of exercise and activity for thousands of University students. During the brunt of Hurricane Isaac’s impact Wednesday afternoon, one freshman made them his personal playground. Wildlife and fisheries freshman Nathan Vercher perched himself atop the near-white caps in the University Lake in an inner tube around 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, even as tropical storm conditions toppled trees and flooded streets around him. “I was just having some fun,” Vercher said. “It’s a storm, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be a great time.” The Castor, La., native may have been the only one in the water, but he wasn’t alone. A cheering section of about two dozen people was gathered across West Lakeshore Drive at the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity house to watch Vercher’s second foray of the day into the water. Despite sustained winds of approximately 40 miles per hour and sheets of sideways rain howling through campus, Vercher said he wasn’t nervous. “It really wasn’t that scary,” he said after getting out of the water. “I’m used to severe conditions outdoors anyway.” Nicole Sergent, a petroleum engineering sophomore, was one of the onlookers and said the stunt was a necessary break from the storm’s serious business.

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Nathan Vercher, wildlife and fisheries freshman, uses a tarp Wednesday afternoon to sail in University Lake near Greek Row.

“It’s really not that bad yet,” she said. “It was pretty silly but funny for all of us. We have supplies, and we’re getting ready, but it was nice to take a break to come out and goof around.” The students’ presence outside went against the University’s advisory Wednesday morning, which asked the LSU community to “shelter in place,” and remain indoors. Vercher’s tubing time wasn’t the afternoon’s only shenanigans on West Lakeshore Drive. A group

of approximately seven male students was gathered across from the Acacia fraternity house, some sans shirts. The entire unit waved to passing vehicles as one of them pretended to be a matador while wielding an American flag in the whipping winds. Contact Chris Abshire at cabshire@lsureveille.com; Twitter: @AbshireTDR

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Hurricane Isaac downs trees on campus in its wake

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[Top left] Mardi Gras beads hang from a fallen tree Thursday outside of the new Business Education Complex after winds from Hurricane Isaac knocked the tree down. [Left] A tree limb rests on the stone seats of the Greek Theater. [Above] Debris collects around the PMAC Thursday morning in the aftermath of the storm.


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FACILITY SERVICES

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GOVERNMENT

Isaac will affect Louisiana through Monday, Jindal says Brian Sibille News Editor

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A Facility Services employee cleans up after Hurricane Isaac on Thursday morning, dragging a large branch toward a truck.

University employs special cleanup team for emergencies Ben Wallace Senior Contributing Writer

Winds gusted in the upper 40s all day Wednesday, uprooting large trees and scattering leaves and branches across the University’s campus as Hurricane Isaac battered southeast Louisiana. But who’s going to clean up the mess? The University has a special contract in place with a cleanup crew for situations like hurricanes. But they couldn’t begin assessing the damage until the storm died down significantly, according to the LSU

Emergency Operations Center. Ashley Berthelot, EOC spokeswoman, said the sweep should begin sometime Thursday, but there’s no estimate on how long it might take. Once it’s safe for cleanup to begin is when the contracted crew will scour the campus for damages and then begin removing the scattered debris, Berthelot said. Several large trees toppled during Wednesday’s storm, including one in front of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house and a palm tree in front of Evangeline Hall. Another tree split in half between University High and East Campus Apartments.

The National Weather Service observation post at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport registered a peak wind gust of 57 mph Wednesday morning, with sustained winds in the 20s and 30s most of the day. All flights were canceled at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport on Wednesday, and the earliest arrivals couldn’t land until sometime Thursday evening at best, according to an airport spokesman.

Contact Ben Wallace at bwallace@lsureveille.com

Governor Bobby Jindal warned Louisiana residents Wednesday that the state will be weathering Hurricane Isaac through Monday morning. Jindal gave a midday address concerning the state of Louisiana as Isaac slowly makes its way north. He said more than 4,000 people are in shelters across the state, and more are expected throughout today and tomorrow. In the University’s Carl Maddox Field House, 122 special needs residents are currently being cared for, Jindal said. Already, more than 5,000 National Guard soldiers are active in the state, and Jindal said he will mobilize 3,200 more. University campuses south of Interstates 10 and 12 were closed until Tuesday, and LSU was closed through Thursday. Jindal advised students to stay updated with school administrators. Jindal detailed the state of many coastal parishes including Plaquemines Parish, which is facing breached levees. The governor has requested

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal [middle] and Army Corps of Engineers Col. Ed Fleming talk Tuesday as they tour the new levee walls and pumps in New Orleans as Hurricane Isaac approaches.

that all 64 Louisiana parishes be considered for additional federal aid to recover after the storm. The eye of the storm was expected to pass over Baton Rouge at 1 p.m. Wednesday, but Isaac’s impact was delayed until late that night. Contact Brian Sibille at bsibille@lsureveille.com; Twitter: @TDR_news

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Freshmen Students relax, play outside on ‘hurrication’ ride out storm in Res Halls Ben Wallace

Senior Contributing Writer

Chandler Rome Sports Writer

Just a week removed from bidding farewell to their newly minted LSU freshmen, some parents insisted their children return home when Hurricane Isaac was approaching its landfall. Faced with the possibility of power outages and destruction, many proud first year students decided to ride out the storm in residential halls while trying to keep contact with their loved ones back home. Biology freshman Hunter Strohmeyer, a Naples, Fla., native and no stranger to hurricanes, rode the storm out in East Laville Hall. “[My parents] seem to think dorms are safer than anywhere else,” Strohmeyer said. “They’re not just going to fall over.” Nashville native and philosophy freshman David Gibbs said while he’s never experienced a hurricane, his parents knew Baton Rouge was the best place to be. “They weren’t concerned because they know up here [in Baton Rouge] it doesn’t get as bad as it does in other parts of the state,” Gibbs said. Gibbs said he ensured his cell phone and laptop were fully charged in case the power went out so he could keep in touch with his family in Tennessee. Both Gibbs and Strohmeyer said they got together with other East Laville residents to enjoy the precious hours of power. “Hopefully the power stays on long enough to play some Xbox,” Gibbs said. “If it goes off, we’ll have a deep bonding time.” Fellow biology freshman Logan Burnsed said his communication with his parents would be limited. Burnsed said he and his roommate, mechanical engineering freshman Ross Armond, planned to venture out into the rain and wind to fully experience the hurricane. “My parents know me well enough to know I can take care of myself and handle a little hurricane,” Burnsed said. Contact Chandler Rome at crome@lsureveille.com

Economics senior Chris Duffy picked up a flying disk, reached back and let it rip Tuesday afternoon on LSU’s Parade Ground. The white disc rose vertically, traveling about halfway to its intended recipient before catching hold of a wind gust and boomeranging backward straight over Duffy’s head. “Throwing into this wind is not fun,” Duffy said, as 25 mph gusts swirled around campus, according to figures from the National Weather Service. The winds were on the outskirts of Hurricane Isaac, which reached Baton Rouge sometime Wednesday afternoon as a tropical storm, according to WAFB’s forecasters. But the Parade Ground looked just like it would any other Tuesday afternoon, with students playing pick-up soccer, football and frisbee as Isaac roared toward Louisiana’s capital. Students said hurricane parties, board games and sleepovers will likely pass the majority of their time during the University’s two-day “hurrication.” “I’m actually pretty pumped for it,” said Duffy, an East Campus

Apartment resident who said an 18hour drive home to Michigan wasn’t an option. “We’ve got board games and cards, and if the power doesn’t go out, we’ve got Xbox and movies.” Biology junior Ben Xie said his parents wanted him to come home, but a 14-hour drive to Lubbock wasn’t happening because he didn’t think it would be that bad. “On a scale of zero to 10, I’d probably say a four,” Xie said of his worry level regarding Isaac. “If it were a higher category, I’d be a little more worried.” New Orleans native and accounting freshman Lee Babst knows the drill, since Hurricane Katrina pushed him up to New Jersey with family for three months. But he’s not worried about this hurricane. “It’s pretty cool not having classes,” Babst said. “I’ll finish some homework, I guess.” Freshmen roommates Ashley Pikes and Nicole Butler said they were having a sleepover in Herget Hall, where they’d mostly be eating and playing card games. “It’s just a storm, just a little wind and rain,” Pikes said. Contact Ben Wallace at bwallace@lsureveille.com

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Students kick a soccer ball around Tuesday on the Parade Ground as they enjoy the break from regular classes.

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Students use their free time to toss a flying disk Tuesday on the Parade Ground.


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Hurricane days create ideal party and recreation time

Students prepared to ride out storm

Joey Groner

Entertainment Writer

For many people, hurricane preparation means stocking up on water, non-perishable foods and gas. But for some students and veteran storm survivors, alcohol is just as important as any of those items. Brandon Landry, ISDS

freshman, said he and his friend Zachary Sonnier, mechanical engineering freshman, chose to ride out the storm at their homes in Prairieville. “We live like right next to each other, so we plan on having a pretty good-size hurricane party,” Landry said. “We’re not really holding back, we really have nothing better to do.” Landry said he was excited to finally take part in his first big hurricane party. “For any of the recent major hurricanes, like Katrina or

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Kent Bergeron, a University senior, launches onto a slip ‘n slide set up Wednesday afternoon on the side of the levee.

Gustav, we weren’t really old enough to drink or party,” Landry said. “But now that we’re old enough, we’re ready to have fun.” Sonnier said he and Landry each have about two cases of beer and planned to invite friends over to their houses. But Sonnier said it’s important to him to stay safe and stock up on essential goods. “Beer’s at the top of the list, of course, but definitely get food you don’t have to heat up,” Sonnier said. “You’ve got to have water, but no milk or nothing perishable. And of course beer.” But some students planned to stay relatively tame during Isaac. Erick Perdomo, computer engineering sophomore, and William Urias, petroleum engineering sophomore, had no parties planned, and said they planned to stock up on essentials and stay inside. “We’ve got water and Gatorade, we didn’t even think about beer,” Urias said. “We went grocery shopping yesterday and got everything we needed. Plus we have a grill, which is about the best thing to have during a hurricane.” Both said they didn’t feel the need to stock up on alcohol like other students, as they focused on practical supplies. “We may have a couple friends over to the house just to chill, but we don’t plan on having

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Philip Hahn, chemistry sophomore, and Luke Mathentheny, undeclared sophomore, use a tarp to ride a scooter and Ripstick around Patrick F. Taylor.

a party or anything,” Perdomo said. For entertainment, they said they’d rely on a more old-fashioned way to pass the time. “We’ve got an awesome pool table and ping pong table, so we’re pretty excited about

having an excuse to play them for a couple days,” Perdomo said.

Contact Joey Groner at jgroner@lsureveille.com


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Plaquemines Parish continues long history with disasters The Associated Press Ever since the Mississippi River laid down this spit of silt and swamp grass, wind and water have conspired to drag it into the sea. And for almost as long, the oystermen, river pilots and others who call it home have refused to let go. But in Isaac, the residents of Plaquemines Parish are battling an adversary some fear they may have underestimated, even as it weakens to a tropical storm. “We’ve never seen it this bad — the way this wind is shifting,” said Alvin Sylve, a 52-year-old disabled truck driver, preparing to evacuate from a street of doubleand single-wide trailers in Jesuit Bend, an area of Plaquemines outside the federal levee system. “This double-wide is shaking, even though it’s anchored down. You see another piece came off the roof,” he said inside a friend’s trailer. “It’s falling apart!” As water spilled over the top of a critical levee Wednesday, this thinly populated parish south of New Orleans was already inundated by Isaac’s punishing downpour, stranding some residents in their homes and forcing more to flee. “We didn’t think it was going to be like that,” electrician Joshua Brockhaus said after rescuing flood-stranded neighbors in his boat. “The storm stayed over the top of us. For Katrina, we got 8 inches of water. Now we have 13 feet.”

Officials braced for the worst and said they would cut a hole in a levee in the parish to relieve pressure on the structure, though they did not say when. They also had to wait for the winds to calm before they could begin search-and-rescue efforts. “We’re going to get out there to them. We’re going to do everything we can to get them out of there. But we’re not going to put further people in harm’s way,” said Col. Mike Edmonson, superintendent of the Louisiana State Police. The Louisiana National Guard brought in 14 high-water vehicles and 10 boats, and as many as 70 people were rescued from homes with water up to their roofs in some places. Officials believed no one else was stranded. Parish President Billy Nungesser said a portion of the roof of his home on the parish’s west bank had blown off. He described winddriven rain coming into his home as “like standing in a light socket with a fire hose turned on.” Officials worried about the storm surge also ordered a mandatory evacuation for the west bank of the Mississippi River below Belle Chasse, the community that is home to the largest share of the parish’s nearly 24,000 residents. The order affected about 3,000 people, including a nursing home with 112 residents. Officials said the evacuation was ordered out of concern that more storm surge from Isaac would be pushed into

the area and more levees might be overtopped. Plaquemines, a mostly rural fishing and farming community threaded by the Mississippi and known for its rough and tumble residents, is proud of its ability to withstand and recover after hurricanes. But it has always been a tenuous struggle on this perilously exposed ribbon of earth, a place nearly entirely below sea level. It’s as much water as it is land. The water that washes through it and around it supplies Plaquemines with much of its livelihood, with the protection of the mostly local levees to keep the tides at bay. It makes for surreal sights and sounds. When the river is high, drivers on the highways can be startled by huge ships that appear to be floating above them across the levee. Clusters of homes, some on stilts, old plantation homes, marinas and oilfield businesses dot the roads as the sliver strip of mostly marshy land between the Gulf and the river narrows. But Plaquemines’ location is also its weakness, jutting out into the Gulf of Mexico in a way that has invited punishment by the ravages of Katrina and the Gulf oil spill. Now, it is Isaac’s turn.

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Isaac’s storm surge tops La. levee, forces evacuation The Associated Press Tropical Storm Isaac, downgraded from a hurricane about 19 hours after making landfall, drove water over a levee in a lightly populated part of Plaquemines Parish, flattened sugar cane 50 miles west in Terrebonne Parish, forced evacuation of a neighborhood in St. John the Baptist Parish and knocked out power to more than 700,000 households and businesses statewide. A hole will be made in the low levee near Braithwaite, where dozens of people who had ignored an evacuation order needed rescue, said Garret Graves, head of the Coastal Protection Restoration Authority. Until the weather stabilizes, he said, it’s too dangerous to breach the levee, but it needs to be done so water can flow back into the bay. Parish spokeswoman Caitlin Campbell said an 18-mile stretch from the St. Bernard Parish line at Braithwaite south to White Ditch was taking water and homes were flooding as storm surge piled up against levees between the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River. Civilian volunteers in boats, Louisiana National Guard troops in high-water vehicles and boats and sheriff’s deputies from St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes were going house-to-house. The Louisiana National Guard brought in 14 high-water vehicles and 10 boats. “This is a local levee. They knew it’s prone to flooding. That’s why it was under a mandatory

evacuation order. About 20 people or so didn’t leave,” said Col. Mike Edmonson, superintendent of Louisiana State Police. “We’re going to get out there to them. We’re going to do everything we can to get them out of there. But we’re not going to put further people in harm’s way,” Edmonson said. The first confirmed stormrelated death in Louisiana was reported in Vermilion Parish, where a man who went to help friends move a vehicle from under a tree climbed up the tree and fell 18 feet to his death. Carlos Medellin-Guillen, 36, of Erath, died Tuesday evening shortly before Isaac made landfall 170 miles away. With the storm expected to be moving across the state for hours, if not days, he said, “This is something we’re going to be in for the long haul. This is not anywhere anytime soon.” Wednesday afternoon brought some good news: the storm was weakening more quickly than expected, with peak winds of 50 mph. Worry about storm surge in Plaquemines Parish prompted a mandatory evacuation Wednesday for the west bank of the Mississippi River below Belle Chasse, where about 3,000 people live. In St. John the Baptist Parish, about 25 miles west of New Orleans, at least 1,500 people were forced from their homes by floodwaters and thousands more needed to evacuate, according to the governor’s office.

In the parish’s River Forest subdivision, the water rose quickly Wednesday, and higher than it ever has, said Brittney Reid. By noon it was creeping into her family’s driveway. “Our street will flood, but it’s never been in the driveway before,” she said. As she was driving her car from the driveway to the higher back yard, “the sheriff came down in a big rescue truck like a paddy wagon,” she said. Rapidly-rising water closed off all main thoroughfares into the parish, and in many areas, water lapped up against houses and left cars stranded. Floodwaters rose to waist-high in some LaPlace neighborhoods, and the Louisiana National Guard was working with sheriff’s deputies from a local Home Depot to rescue people stranded in their homes and surprised by the flooding. Isaac bounced off the mouth of the Mississippi River Tuesday night, making its first landfall. It then stalled over Grand Isle, Louisiana’s only inhabited barrier island. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu described the then-Category 1 storm as “nasty and determined.” “It continues to hover over the region, dumping flooding rains on a large swath of the Gulf Coast and driving winds that have left hundreds of thousands without power,” she said. “The good news is that the re-engineered and rebuilt federal levee system with the $14.5 billion investment that came after Hurricane Katrina is holding.

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A Plaquemines Parish vehicle rides through rising floodwater behind the levee.

There have been no reports of major damage so far within the protected area. “Unfortunately, that’s not been the case for low-lying areas outside the federal system, in particular lower Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes. It’s heartbreaking to watch people climb out of their attics and onto their roofs in search of safety.” Jesse Delcambre, who stayed in the town hall because her fiancé is a town employee, said two to five feet of water covered the island Wednesday morning, and

had fallen about 12 to 18 inches by late afternoon. “The houses over here are all 12, 14 feet above ground on pilings,” she said. The few on slabs are flooded, she added. Jefferson Parish President John Young said 30 to 40 people stayed on Grand Isle, and all were safe.

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knocked-down fencing and light poles, blown-out windows, water damage, leaks and floods. Despite many power outages around Baton Rouge, the University kept its power throughout the storm. Wednesday — when the hurricane hit the city — was the most deserted day, with dining halls, the Student Union and the University Student Recreational Complex all closed. LSU Dining offered emergency meals to all students and essential personnel, filling up both dining halls Tuesday and Thursday. Behind the scenes, a group of administrators and staff members who made up the Emergency Operations Committee, EOC, worked out of a small room in the Office of Public Safety. With computer screens in front of them and multiple televisions displaying different news channels mounted on the wall ahead of them, they worked to ensure every problem on campus was documented and fixed. Members of the EOC, considered essential personnel on campus during the storm, monitored its effects on every segment of campus, from how students were delivered food to how a truck full of medical supplies would be unloaded at the PMAC. An issue they focused on at Thursday’s briefing was setting up a Hurricane Isaac Relief fund to help students and families affected by the storm, as they did for Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav. According to their data, 359 students at the University are from areas heavily impacted by Isaac, including Plaquemines and St. John’s. Spearheading the group were Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administrative Services and CFO Eric Monday and Interim Director of Emergency Operations D’Ann Morris. The two focused on surviving the hurricane “the LSU way” in a Thursday afternoon briefing. “What have y’all achieved?” Monday asked the group of Facilities Services leaders, finance leaders, technology leaders, public information officers and more during the briefing. “Our students are safe, campus is safe and we’re serving the state.” The serving the state aspect of

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A lone shingle falls victim to Hurricane Isaac and is lodged in the ground outside Hill Memorial Library.

the University has not been as visible as the debris peppering campus, but the University has two hospitals set up — one inside the Carl Maddox Field House and the other in the PMAC. The PMAC medical station, set up Thursday evening, is run by the federal government. Dotted with white cots, the Field House held 65 patients Thursday afternoon, according to EOC Public Information Officer Ashley Berthelot. University students were among those helping the special-needs patients, many of whom said they volunteered to help because they were looking for something to pass the time. Kathy Kliebert, the state’s deputy secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals, visited the Field House on Thursday afternoon and said she was grateful for the volunteers, who ranged from students to nurses to doctors. “It’s pretty amazing to think you’ve got employees who could be taking days off and they’re here always,” she said. Angela Johnson, a doctor who was working in the Field House, praised the students’ volunteer efforts and said the doctors and nurses are attempting to make sure the patients know they’re trying to send them back home. But going home might not be an option for some of the patients from St. John or Tangipahoa parishes, she said. No patients have become

unstable, Johnson said, but she acknowledged that it is always a concern with special-needs patients. “I work because it makes a difference,” said Madeline Monroe, a nurse in the Field House. “I’ve been a nurse for 48 years.” The PMAC’s setup was mostly a government-run process, and a truck delivered bedding, toiletries and other medical supplies Thursday afternoon, Morris said. Both the Field House and PMAC are set up as hospitals indefinitely. “The event is not over. As long as we have people in those facilities, there will be some form of activation in those rooms,” Morris said about the EOC.

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No. 3 LSU

VS.

Score early, score often. Keep junior quarterback Zach Mettenberger comfortable in his debut as LSU’s starter. Show the same defensive tenacity that propelled LSU to the BCS National Championship in 2011. Rattle North Texas junior quarterback Derek Thompson with a heavy pass rush. Control the clock with the veteran offensive line paving the way for a standout corps of running backs. Inexperienced linebackers need to prove their worth on veteran defense.

North Texas

Game Week Notebook LSU SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Nov. 23

North Texas Washington Idaho @ Auburn Townson @ Florida South Carolina @ Texas A&M Alabama Mississippi St. Ole Miss @ Arkansas

TIGERS STATISTICS 2011 Junior DE Sam Montgomery: nine sacks, 13.5 tackles for loss, 49 total tackles Junior DE Barkevious Mingo: eight sacks, 15 tackles for loss, 46 total tackles Junior S Eric Reid: 76 total tackles, two forced fumbles, two interceptions Junior cornerback Tharold Simon: 10 pass breakups, two interceptions, 42 total tackles Sophomore WR Odell Beckham, Jr.: 41 catches, 475 yards, two touchdowns

MEAN GREEN STATISTICS 2011 Junior QB Derek Thompson: 157/272 passing, 1759 yards, 11 touchdowns Junior WR Brelan Chancellor: 457 receiving yards, 3 touchdowns Senior WR Christopher Bynes: 442 receiving yards, 5 touchdowns Junior LB Zachary Orr: 74 total tackles, two sacks

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LSU junior running back Alfred Blue escapes University of Kentucky defenders by leaping into the air Oct. 1, 2011, in Tiger Stadium.

‘We fly in any weather’

Chris Abshire

Tigers open season with North Texas in Tiger Stadium

Sports Writer

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orget DBU, LSU might as well be Drama U — at least when the Tigers step outside the lines. After another tumultuous offseason, this one complete with post title-game fallout right on through to its stormy conclusion, the No. 3 Tigers finally return to action Saturday at 6 p.m. against North Texas in Tiger Stadium. Even though the Mean Green is LSU’s first opponent in nearly eight months, most local eyes have hardly been trained on a North Texas team

that went 5-7 last season in Dan McCarney’s first year as coach. They’ve been watching Hurricane Isaac, and now their attention shifts to the Tigers’ stars, both present and absent. LSU dismissed cornerback and 2011 Heisman finalist Tyrann Mathieu three weeks ago, leaving the Tigers’ secondary thin on starting experience beyond juniors Tharold Simon and Eric Reid. True freshman Jalen Mills — Mathieu’s replacement — and first-year starter at safety Craig Loston will face off against Mean Green junior quarterback Derek Thompson, who threw for

1,759 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2011. LSU coach Les Miles praised North Texas’ offensive athleticism, despite the loss of the school’s all-time leading rusher, Lance Dunbar, to graduation. But it’s the LSU offense and junior quarterback Zach Mettenberger who will be in the spotlight. After an erratic and four-year tenure with Jordan Jefferson and Jarrett Lee under center, all talk of LSU this offseason has centered on an enhanced aerial assault with Mettenberger. SEASON OPENER, see page 27

FOOTBALL

Young Tigers look to fill defensive void LSU NEWCOMERS Freshman CB Jalen Mills Freshman CB Jalen Collins Freshman RB Jeremy Hill Freshman LB Lamar Louis Freshman LB Deion Jones Freshman LB Kwon Alexander

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Simon led LSU with 12 passes defended last year, which was also good for sixth in the SEC. With a Editor’s Note: This is the seventh lanky 6-foot-3 frame and protoin an eight-part series previewing typical NFL speed, Simon has the chance to be a true shutdown corner. each position heading into 2012. “The NFL player I would comIn the past, LSU has produced pare myself to is Dominique Rodga high-caliber group of NFL corner- ers-Cromartie,” Simon said. “He’s a big guy with good ball backs. Tharold Simon skills than can make an could be the next name impact on the defenfrom this group to be Position sive side of the ball.” called out at the NFL Preview But the recent dedraft. parture of Tyrann MaThe junior cornerthieu leaves the rest of the secback is poised for a breakout season after being one of the Southeast- ondary in question. ern Conference’s best-kept secrets DEFENSE, see page 25 last year. Trey Labat

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LSU junior safety Craig Loston (6) takes down an Auburn player Oct. 22, 2011, during the Tigers’ 45-10 victory in Tiger Stadium.


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For LSU football, fans, the time to heal is Saturday COOL HAND LUKE LUKE JOHNSON Sports Editor When the climbing pitch of some 92,000 fans reaches its apex at the penultimate moment, just before a football is sent tumbling end-over-end to the opposite side of the Tiger Stadium at 6 p.m. Saturday night, 236 days of agony will finally be over. Despite Mother Nature’s best attempt at prolonging LSU’s time in football purgatory, football is back in Baton Rouge. LSU — both the football team and the community that relies on it — needs this new beginning. And it needs it bad. It needs to feel the rhythmic thump of drums that churns it into a teeming mass just before it hears the four famous hair-raising notes. It needs to see the Tigers’ shiny new toy with the rocket on his right shoulder dropping bombs into the arms of streaking wide receivers. And most importantly, it needs to forget that the month long detour to college football hell ever happened by thoroughly dominating North Texas. Remember that month? Of course you do. Things got off to a bad start on Jan. 5, when Dutchtown safety Landon Collins, considered one of the best prospects in the country, spurned the hometown Tigers and committed to hated rival Alabama. Things got sickening Jan. 9, when LSU’s perfect season was irreparably marred in a 21-0 slaughter on its own state’s turf at the hands of that hated rival. Things spiraled on Jan. 16,

when the stud quarterback recruit with the perfect name, Gunner Kiel, decided he’d prefer South Bend, Ind. to the Red Stick. All of a sudden, nobody wanted a part of LSU. And that’s why nobody wants to talk about 2011 and the early parts of 2012 — not now anyway. Nobody wants to relive the season many were hailing as possibly the best season ever put together before the Big Easy Beatdown. In a little more than three hours, the Tigers had gone from the best team in college football history to the laughingstock of the country for myriad reasons that have been hashed and rehashed so much they don’t need to be discussed in this column. Saturday will mark the 236th day since the Allstate BCS National Championship Game. Much has happened in those nearly eight months, but almost nothing to assuage the sour taste. When introducing LSU’s recruiting class on national signing day, LSU coach Les Miles took some heat for publicly ripping Kiel, saying, “There was a gentleman from Indiana that thought about coming to the Bayou state. He did not necessarily have the chest and the ability to lead a program.” The team’s most recognizable figure, Tyrann Mathieu, was mysteriously dismissed shortly before reportedly checking in to a drug rehab facility in Houston. But the negativity surrounding the Tigers and their tumultuous eight months couldn’t dampen the excitement — or expectations. LSU will storm Death Valley Saturday night as the nation’s No. 3 team in the Associated Press Poll and the No. 1 team in the

USA Today Coaches Poll. The defense that suffocated every high-flying and groundpounding offense thrown at it returns most of its stalwart core. The new-look offense led by junior quarterback Zach Mettenberger gives the Tigers a dimension they have lacked for far too long. But the real excitement comes from the reunion of fans. LSU’s campus will transform into the world’s largest group therapy session. The LSU family will grieve together over spilled beer and gumbo. They’ll congregate next to the Indian Mounds, the Parade Grounds and all along Nicholson Drive and recall that interception by safety Eric Reid in Tuscaloosa, or the shifty touchdown reception by wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. against Kentucky and smile. Soon, maybe aided by alcohol’s influence, last year’s inauspicious end will fade to the back of the collective mind. The deluge brought on by Hurricane Isaac washed the campus clean just in time for thousands of happy fans to fill it with their tailgate refuse before filing into the new Tiger Stadium gates. They will swarm to their seats and buzz until the thump of a foot striking a football officially turns the open wound into a scar. The renewed passion of Saturdays in Tiger Stadium is the only thing that can put the anguish of last season’s end to rest. Tomorrow, it’s finally here.

Contact Luke Johnson at sports@lsureveille.com; Twitter: @lukejohnson44

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Students cheer Jan. 9 before the BCS Championship Game against Alabama in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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Then-freshman punter Brad Wing tearfully watches Alabama players and fans celebrate their Allstate BCS National Championship win after the Tigers lost to the Crimson Tide.


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Wing, Alleman to anchor standout special teams outstanding in 2011, he knows he can improve. “I’m pushing on to get better every single year,” Wing said. “Trying to get more direction is Marcus Rodrigue what I’m really trying to focus on, to try to prevent return yards.” Sports Contributor Wing doubles as senior kicker Editor’s Note: This is the final in Drew Alleman’s holder on placean eight-part series previewing kicks. The amount of time that Alleeach position heading into 2012. man and Wing spend The LSU football together in practice team has a knack for has allowed them to producing superstars Position cultivate a relationship that come out of noPreview based on trust. where, and sophomore “We have a great punter Brad Wing is relationship,” Wing just another. Though Wing was just a red- said. “We’ve got to have a lot of shirt freshman last season, he was trust in each other to be successnamed a First Team All-American ful.” Alleman said their time spent and was a semifinalist for the Ray together on the Guy Award, field has led to a which is presentfriendship off the ed to the nation’s field. best punter. “We have to Wing was be close,” Alleremarkably acman said. “I have curate in his first to put my trust in season. In 2011, him because he’s 45 percent of ALLEMAN WING holding for me. his punts were downed inside the opponent’s 20- I have to fully trust him and I do. [Off] the field, we’re always toyard line. His average of 44.4 yards per gether and hanging out.” Alleman had his own sucpunt ranks first in career average and fourth-most in a single season cesses in 2011, as he was named to second team All-SEC and a semifiat LSU. When considering the quality nalist for the Lou Groza Award for of special teams players, Wing’s best kicker. His .889 field goal percentage success isn’t surprising. “A lot of our best players in the ranked first in the SEC and second past – Patrick Peterson, Stevan Rid- in the nation. Sophomore James Hairston ley, guys like that – started out on special teams,” Wing said. “Every- will keep his position at kickoff one wants to be on special teams, specialist after he earned a spot on so we always get the best players the freshman All-SEC team last season. that want to work the hardest.” Hairston took over kickoff Wing and the punt team allowed just 3.7 yards per return duties after the Tigers averaged last season. Though Wing was just 58.6 yards per kickoff and

Tigers work in new long snapper

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LSU senior kicker Drew Alleman kicks a field goal March 31 in the 2012 National L Club spring football game in Tiger Stadium.

no touchbacks through their first three contests in 2011. Hairston stepped in and averaged 65.7 yards per kickoff and had 16 touchbacks throughout the rest of the season. True freshman Reid Ferguson will replace long snapper Joey Crappell, who started in 39 of 40 games for the Tigers from 2009 to 2011. The recruiting website Scout.com named Ferguson the No. 2 long snapping prospect

last year. Sophomore wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will take over punt return duties following Tyrann Mathieu’s dismissal. Beckham and senior wide

receiver Russell Shepard are likely to handle kickoff returns for the Tigers. Contact Marcus Rodrigue at mrodrigue@lsureveille.com


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Wing, Alleman to anchor standout special teams season. Though Wing was outstanding in 2011, he knows he can improve. “I’m pushing on to get better every single year,” Wing said. Marcus Rodrigue “Trying to get more direction is what I’m really trying to focus on, Sports Contributor to try to prevent return yards.” Wing doubles as senior kicker Editor’s Note: This is the final in an eight-part series previewing Drew Alleman’s holder on placekicks. each position heading The amount of into 2012. time that Alleman and Position The LSU football Wing spend together Preview team has a knack for in practice has allowed producing superstars them to cultivate a relathat come out of nowhere, tionship based on trust. and sophomore punter “We have a great relationship,” Brad Wing is just another. Though Wing was just a red- Wing said. “We’ve got to have a lot shirt freshman last season, he was of trust in each other to be successnamed a First Team All-American ful.” Alleman said their time spent and was a semifinalist for the Ray together on the Guy Award, fi eld has led to a which is presentfriendship off the ed to the nation’s field. best punter. “We have to Wing was be close,” Alleremarkably acman said. “I have curate in his first to put my trust in season. In 2011, him because he’s 45 percent of ALLEMAN WING holding for me. his punts were downed inside the opponent’s 20- I have to fully trust him and I do. [Off] the field, we’re always toyard line. His average of 44.4 yards per gether and hanging out.” Alleman had his own sucpunt ranks first in career average and fourth-most in a single season cesses in 2011, as he was named to second team All-SEC and a semifiat LSU. When considering the quality nalist for the Lou Groza Award for of special teams players, Wing’s best kicker. His .889 field goal percentage success isn’t surprising. “A lot of our best players in the ranked first in the SEC and second past – Patrick Peterson, Stevan Rid- in the nation. Sophomore James Hairston ley, guys like that – started out on will keep his position at kickoff special teams,” Wing said. “Everyspecialist after he earned a spot on one wants to be on special teams, the freshman All-SEC team last so we always get the best players season. that want to work the hardest.” Hairston took over kickoff Wing and the punt team allowed just 3.7 yards per return last duties after the Tigers averaged just 58.6 yards per kickoff and

Tigers work in new long snapper

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LSU placekicker Drew Alleman kicks a field goal March 31 in the 2012 National L Club spring football game in Tiger Stadium.

no touchbacks through their first three contests in 2011. Hairston stepped in and averaged 65.7 yards per kickoff and had 16 touchbacks throughout the rest of the season. True freshman Reid Ferguson will replace long snapper Joey Crappell, who started in 39 of 40 games for the Tigers from 2009 to 2011. The recruiting website Scout.com named Ferguson the No. 2 long snapping prospect last year.

Sophomore wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will take over punt return duties following Tyrann Mathieu’s dismissal. Beckham and senior wide receiver Russell Shepard are

likely to handle kickoff returns for the Tigers. Contact Marcus Rodrigue at mrodrigue@lsureveille.com


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Miles’ personnel decisions unparalleled by competition MIC’D UP MICAH BEDARD Sports Columnist No college football player’s development is the same. Some might be ready to contribute the day they set foot on campus. Others need time to acclimate themselves to the leap from high school to the collegiate level. It’s hard for most coaches to judge when and how to utilize an athlete — but not for LSU football coach Les Miles. The conundrum of who to play and who to sit is quite an easy issue for him. “I really want the best players on the field, period,” Miles said Monday in his weekly “Lunch with Les” press luncheon. Miles doesn’t care if he starts a true freshman in front of a fifth-year senior. The ability to make plays and win football games is all that matters. Miles has shown that when it comes to deciding whether to redshirt a player, play him right away or remove a redshirt from him midway through the season, he knows all the right moves. Junior defensive ends Barkevious Mingo and Sam Montgomery are the best pair of defensive ends in college football. Mingo’s speed and Montgomery’s power make it a nightmare for opposing offensive line coaches to game plan against them. Despite the dominant seasons both juniors are poised for in 2012, they were both redshirted their first

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Defensive end Sam Montgomery (99) heads to the locker room before the Tigers’ victory over Alabama on Nov. 5, 2011, at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Defensive lineman Jermauria Rasco (59) and UK quarterback Morgan Newton (12) dive for a loose ball Oct. 1, 2011, in Tiger Stadium.

year on campus in 2009. After waiting in the wings for a season, both contributed significantly in 2010. Montgomery had six tacklesfor-loss and garnered Freshman AllSoutheastern Conference honors despite only playing in five games before tearing his ACL against Tennessee. Mingo finished the season tied for ninth on the team with 35 tackles and played in all of the Tigers’ 13 games. Mingo and Montgomery will likely be top 10 picks in the 2013 NFL Draft, but Miles’ decision to redshirt and ease them into the college game is a major reason for their success. While patiently waiting for a season was the recipe for success for Mingo and Montgomery, Miles doesn’t shy from putting freshmen on the field.

freshman cornerback Jalen Mills, who will make his first collegiate start Saturday. Even when a player is given a redshirt by Miles, he shouldn’t get too comfortable on the sideline. Two players in 2011, defensive end Jermauria Rasco and safety Ronald Martin, were both redshirted as true freshmen — then Miles had a change of heart. Rasco was called into action against Mississippi State because Miles thought he possessed too much talent to not make a contribution on an already-stacked defensive front. With only three games left in the regular season, Miles burned Martin’s redshirt after Reid was set to miss a game against Ole Miss after a quadriceps injury. It takes some serious swag to burn a player’s redshirt season for him to only

Former cornerback Tyrann Mathieu had one of the best freshman seasons in LSU history in 2010. Miles didn’t care the Honey Badger was only a freshman. Mathieu was fourth on the team in tackles, picked off two passes and forced a team-high five fumbles. Because of Miles’ “best player will play” mentality, Mathieu was given the opportunity to contribute from day one. After Brandon Taylor went down with a foot injury against Alabama, freshman Eric Reid stepped in to fill the void at safety. Being able to put a freshman into such a high pressure situation shows the supreme confidence Miles has in his players to perform when called upon. With the experience he gained from starting as a freshman, Reid can offer first-hand advice to

appear in three games. Miles did it without thinking twice. Seeing true freshmen receive significant snaps from the get-go can only help attract recruits to LSU who want to the see the field immediately. I don’t expect that trend to end anytime soon, with freshmen Mills, Kwon Alexander and Deion Jones likely to see numerous snaps immediately in 2012. When it comes to determining when a player is ready to take his talents to the field, the Mad Hatter is head and shoulders above the competition. Micah Bedard is a 22-year-old history senior from Houma. Contact Micah Bedard at mbedard@lsureveille.com Twitter: @DardDog


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Hurricane Isaac sweeps through campus

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The University made it through Hurricane Isaac relatively unscathed, with the exception of a few downed trees around campus. While some students evacuated, others remained on campus and entertained themselves amid rainy weather and gusty winds. Isaac made its way through campus Wednesday as a tropical storm.


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SOCCER

Tigers face two top 12 teams Hurricane alters Tiger Classic upcoming matchups moves to Houston

Stephen F. Austin match postponed

Mike Gegenheimer Sports Contributor

As if the task of taking on two of the nation’s top 12 teams wasn’t daunting enough, thanks to Hurricane Isaac, the LSU volleyball team’s home opener has been moved to Rice University in Houston. The Tigers will face off against No. 7 Purdue, No. 12 Washington and unranked Rice a week after losing to No. 2 Texas and No. 19 San Diego in straight sets at the Longhorns Classic. “We have three tough matches ahead of us, and the challenge before our team is big,” said LSU coach Fran Flory in a news release. “I’m extremely appreciative to our administration who allowed us to evacuate Baton Rouge on Tuesday. Rice has been wonderful in hosting us this week.” Purdue and Washington have yet to lose a set this season after going a perfect 18-0 through three matches each. LSU went 1-2 in its opening weekend after posting a total of 60 hitting errors over two days. “I don’t think we understood how many hitting errors we were making last weekend,” Flory said. “As a coaching staff, we had the players trying to do some things that they weren’t real comfortable with. We’re going to have to open up a bit more, hit some different shots and be more

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Freshmen Khourtni Fears (1) and Cati Leak (24) attempt to block a spike from freshman Katie Lindelow (7) in the Purple and Gold Scrimmage Saturday at the PMAC.

creative offensively.” Flory said she will continue to make adjustments in the lineup leading up to the start of conference play in two weeks. “We feel like we’re in a good spot and made some great strides in practice this week,” Flory said. “We’ll get to lineup tomorrow and see how it goes.” The Tigers may lean on senior libero Meghan Mannari and junior middle blocker Desiree Elliott throughout the tournament. Mannari averaged 4.22 digs per set last weekend and stands 151 digs away from becoming the 12th Tiger to record 1,000

digs in a career. Elliot earned All-Tournament honors at the Longhorns Classic last weekend after posting a 3.33 kills per set average. “We feel like we’re in a good spot and made some great strides in practice this week,” Flory said. “We’ll get to line up tomorrow and see how it goes.” The Tigers face Rice and Washington on Friday and Purdue on Saturday.

Contact Mike Gegenheimer at mgegenheimer@lsureveille.com

Junior midfielder Jasmine Martinez leads a fickle Houston attack that has already been shut out but also tallied three goals in a match. Martinez accounted for two Chris Abshire of those scores and is a former Sports Writer Conference USA All-Freshman The LSU soccer team may selection. LSU hasn’t practiced since not be playing tonight, but there’s still a busy week on the horizon Tuesday morning, a lengthy break for a squad already struggling to for the Tigers. LSU postponed its home find the net. The Tigers have scored one match against Stephen F. Austin — originally scheduled for Friday goal in each of their three matches at 7 p.m. — to Tuesday, Sept. 4 at this season, but squandered more than a dozen legitimate scoring 5:30 p.m. LSU coach Brian Lee said opportunities during a winless Hurricane Isaac’s extended ef- weekend at home. Houston’s porous defense fects and tropical-storm impact on the campus caused the decision, could help kickstart the LSU ofwhich was announced Wednesday fense in the attacking third. The Cougars have allowed multiple morning. goals in all three “We felt it was better to make ‘There was no need to matches, including two in a shuta decision early,” Lee said. “There wait with a storm like out loss to common opponent was no need to that coming.’ Stephen F. Austin. wait with a storm The postponelike that coming.” Brian Lee ment was the secBut the Tigers LSU soccer coach ond time during (1-1-1) now face a coach Brian Lee’s challenging task, as they will take on Houston on tenure at LSU that a hurricane afSunday afternoon in the LSU Soc- fected the Tigers schedule. Hurricane Gustav and Hurcer Stadium, which suffered little ricane Ike combined to wipe out visible damage from the storm. It will be the first of three four LSU matches in 2008. matches in a six-day span, a grueling slate for a collegiate soccer squad. Contact Chris Abshire at The Cougars are 1-2 cabshire@lsureveille.com this season and play at ULLafayette tonight. Twitter: @AbshireTDR


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New kickoff rules to take effect Tulane to play on Safety concerns schedule Saturday reason for change James Moran

Sports Contributor

Sophomore kicker James Hairston will kick off the Tigers’ 2012 campaign against North Texas on Saturday differently from any previous season in college football history. The NCAA announced this offseason that teams will kick off from the 35-yard line instead of the 30-yard line and touchbacks will be brought out to the 25-yard line instead of the 20. Hairston downplayed the imCONNOR TARTER / The Daily Reveille pact of the new rules. LSU senior placekicker Drew Alleman kicks off the ball March 31, 2012 in the “Kicking is kicking and it will National L Club Spring Football Game in Tiger Stadium. always be kicking,” Hairston said. “Now it is just five yards closer.” zone but instead kicked the ball superior athletes on special teams, According to the NCAA, the short of the goal line and allowed but part of the rules changes might rule changes were made for player the coverage team handle the rest. make the special teams players’ safety reasons. An NCAA study Sophomore wide receiver coverage less effective. Coverage men must line up found that there were more kick- Jarvis Landry and junior safety Craig Loston, both within five yards of the ball, which offs last season recruits, eliminates the running start under and that the big‘Kicking is kicking five-star stood out on kick- the old rules. gest collisions oc“This team works so hard that curred on kickoffs. and it will always be off coverage last really they don’t need much of a season. The new kicking.’ “ E v e r y o n e running start,” Hairston said. “The rules were made to make kickoffs has to be able athletes we have covering the James Hairston a less significant to play special kicks are explosive, and I think if LSU sophomore kicker part of the game teams,” Landry anything they will take these new by making it more said. “Coach [Les] rules as a challenge.” advantageous for teams to not take Miles stresses that if you can’t the ball out of the end zone. play special teams, you can’t play Last season, the Tigers uti- offense or defense.” Contact James Moran at lized the high, short kickoff. HairThis strategy might change ston had the leg to reach the end this season. LSU still puts jmoran@lsureveille.com

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“We have concluded it is not only appropriate to move ahead with this event but essential to show the nation the resolve and resiliency of our community when faced with enormous adversity,” Tulane athletic director Rick Dickson said Thursday. The Superdome sustained only superficial damage to surrounding signs, banners and landscaping. Doug Thornton, an executive with SMG, the company that manages the state-owned Superdome, said the stadium never lost power and its roof never leaked. He noted key Superdome personnel were returning to work Thursday to get the stadium ready to host college football. Although the dome was in good shape Wednesday night, Tulane officials waited on a final decision to play until evaluating the condition of the community and confirming the airport would be ready for Rutgers’ charter flight on Friday. Louis Armstrong International Airport lost power during the storm, which came ashore

Tuesday night and lingered in south Louisiana as both a hurricane, then later as a tropical storm, throughout Wednesday. The airport also was closed to commercial air traffic on Thursday. On Thursday morning, Dickson consulted with officials from the city, the Superdome, Rutgers and the CBS Sports Network, which will televise the game nationally. The Tulane football team left New Orleans for Birmingham, Ala., on Monday and practiced at Samford. The team planned to practice there again Thursday and Friday morning before returning to New Orleans. The game will mark the end of an eventful first week of the regular season for new Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson, who is used to such weather-related disruptions. Johnson grew up in the New Orleans area and spent the past six seasons as wide receivers coach for the New Orleans Saints.

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Athletic facilities spared from Hurricane Isaac Chandler Rome Sports Writer

Though Hurricane Isaac uprooted trees and littered the LSU streets with debris, the athletic facilities were spared of any major damage. The newly renovated west side of Tiger Stadium was unphased by Isaac’s consistent 40 mph winds, and Assistant Director of Athletic Facilities & Grounds Eric Fasbender said the field is in satisfactory conditions. “The field is fine,” Fasbender said. “We walked it first thing [Thursday] morning, and it held up well.” The stadium sustained minimal superficial damage, as the banner commemorating the Tigers’ national championships partially ripped off the south endzone scoreboard, which Fasbender said is a simple repair. Aside from a tree falling near the PMAC and minor flooding on both the track and tennis courts, all athletic facilities are unharmed, something Fasbender attributes to astute planning. “We had enough time to prepare ahead of time, so things were where they needed to be,” Fasbender said.

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Only minor damages were seen around campus Thursday morning such as: [left] a corner of the National Championship banner hanging loose, [top right] siding falling off the PMAC and [bottom right] debris lying next to the PMAC.

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Saints rest starting lineup in 10-6 loss to Titans Most Titan starters see playing time The Associated Press

The New Orleans Saints took no chances in their final preseason game, resting all the starters in a 10-6 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night as they prepared to return home to storm-ravaged Louisiana and put a scandal-ridden offseason behind them. Interim coach Joe Vitt scratched 26 players, including starting quarterback Drew Brees and their top three running backs and wide receivers, ensuring the Saints (2-3) will be on solid footing as he begins a suspension for New Orleans’ pay-for-injury scheme. Offensive line coach Aaron Kromer will lead the team into its Sept. 9 regular-season opener against the Washington Redskins. New Orleans’ backups showed plenty of spark with a few roster spots on the line and largely outplayed the starters of the Titans (3-1) early in what was a meaningless game for just about everyone but new Tennessee starting quarterback Jake Locker. With running back Chris Johnson sitting out but with most of the offensive starters on the field, the second-year player continued his streak of spotty play. He overthrew one open receiver for a sure touchdown and fumbled inside the 5, completing 9 of 16 passes for 81 yards in four series that yielded a field goal by Rob Bironas. He was largely outplayed by Saints third-stringer Sean Canfield, who was 14 of 18 for 144 yards and led the Saints

to a 6-3 first-half lead. While a few players fought for roster spots as Friday’s cutdown day approaches, most of the Saints were thinking about home as Hurricane Isaac brought heavy storm damage and some flooding to Louisiana. Brees warmed up briefly with the team before bear-hugging Vitt and exiting to the sideline. He sent a tweet to fans earlier in the day: “We are about to take the field in Tennessee, but our hearts are with New Orleans and its residents. May God watch over us all.” The team gave players Sunday and Monday to secure their families and homes, then relocated to Cincinnati where they worked out at the Bengals’ facilities on Tuesday before heading south to Nashville. It was just another distraction to deal with in an offseason that was filled to the brim with them. New Orleans coach Sean Payton is gone for the season, as is linebacker Jonathan Vilma thanks to suspensions levied by the NFL. Vitt is next up as Kromer takes over for six weeks. Still considered Super Bowl contenders, they have had questions swirling around their team for much of the offseason. The only significant Saint seeing time against the Titans was fourth-string running back Chris Ivory, who carried six times for 24 yards. By contrast, most of the Titans starters saw time with little to show for it. They failed to convert Alterraun Verner’s early forced fumble and recovery at the Saints 24, settling for a field goal. And their only touchdown, a 1-yard run by Jamie Harper,

came midway through the third quarter following an interception in Saints territory. Locker finished the preseason 31 of 60 for 215 yards with two touchdown passes and an interception. His mistakes in accuracy and ball protection against the Saints were similar to those he’s made since being taken with the eighth overall pick last year. But help may be on the way. Kenny Britt was activated from the physically unable to perform list on Tuesday and reports Thursday say the team’s athletic wide receiver faces a one-game suspension from the NFL for offthe-field issues. That could mean a quickerthan-expected boost for the Titans, who lacked consistent offensive playmakers while just missing the postseason last year.

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Saints defensive back Isa Abdul-Quddus (42) knocks the ball from the hands of Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) in a preseason game on Thursday in Nashville, Tenn.


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S.C. rallies, beats Vanderbilt

Here’s what some of the LSU studentathletes had to say about Hurricane Isaac coming through Baton Rouge:

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The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No. 9 South Carolina and coach Steve Spurrier got a big scare to open the season. Marcus Lattimore and Connor Shaw helped the Gamecocks grind their way past plucky Vanderbilt. Lattimore ran for two touchdowns and 110 yards in his first game back after tearing his left ACL, and Shaw ran for 92 yards while playing the second half with an injured shoulder as No. 9 South Carolina rallied for a 1713 victory against Vanderbilt on Thursday night. Shaw bruised his right, throwing shoulder late in the first half and missed the first two series of the third quarter before returning. The junior drove the Gamecocks for the go-ahead touchdown and ran 12 yards to the Vandy 1 before rolling in pain in the end zone. Lattimore scored the go-ahead TD on a 1-yard run with 11:25 to go. Vanderbilt had plenty of time to attempt a comeback, the last with 5:08 left. But The Commodores turned it over on downs with 1:47 to go when Jordan Matthews couldn’t handle a fourth-down pass from Jordan Rodgers. Gamecocks defensive back D.J. Swearinger appeared to grab Matthews’ arm before the ball arrived. Vanderbilt didn’t have the sellout crowd coach James Franklin wanted, but most of the 38,393 who did turn out were wearing black as part of a “blackout.” The Commodores came up with three sacks and forced two turnovers, and they out-gained South Carolina 276-272 in total offense. But South Carolina had Lattimore and Shaw running through and around the Commodores all night long. Lattimore played for the first time since tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament last October. The Gamecocks also got five sacks and came up with an interception that set up Lattimore’s first TD, a 29-yarder in the first quarter. The Gamecocks’ night started off with two turnovers and a penalty on their first four offensive plays. Spurrier used three different quarterbacks, including senior Seth Strickland who’s only on the depth chart as a holder, when Shaw shuffled to the sideline holding his right arm close to his side to protect his aching shoulder. South Carolina finished with 67 yards passing, a rare stat for a Spurrier-coached team.

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South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw (14) gets away from Vanderbilt’s Johnell Thomas (98) on Thursday in the first half of an NCAA college football game.

Even with the ugly start, South Carolina jumped out to a 10-0 lead. Vanderbilt came right back with 10 straight points to tie it up going into halftime. Rodgers threw a 78-yard TD pass to Matthews in the second quarter as Vanderbilt scored 10 straight points to tie up the Gamecocks. Carey Spear put Vanderbilt ahead 13-10 with his second field goal, a 44-yarder, with 6:51 left in the third quarter. Shaw was hurt at the end of a 2-yard run down to the Vanderbilt 46 late in the first half. He went to the sideline before going to the locker room where he was examined. Dylan Thompson finished the half and oversaw two three-andouts to start the second half before Shaw ran back to the Gamecocks’ sideline. The junior quarterback, who’s

now 9-1 as a starter, came back into the game with 6:02 left in the third quarter. He went three-andout himself before putting together the game-winning drive. The big play was a 20-yard pass to Justice Cunningham. Officials flagged Vanderbilt cornerback Andre Hal for hitting a defenseless receiver above the shoulder, knocking the receiver’s helmet off. Hal tried to make up for the penalty with a 52-yard kickoff return, but the Commodores punted it back after going three-and-out to lose momentum.

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Franklin has three TDs, UCLA runs past Rice The Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) — Johnathan Franklin rushed for 214 yards and three touchdowns as UCLA racked up 348 yards on the ground en route to a 49-24 win over Rice on Thursday night. Brett Hundley, a redshirt freshman, was 21 of 28 for 202 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 68 yards and a touchdown. Joseph Fauria caught three passes for 53 yards and a touchdown. Franklin just missed his career high of 216 yards rushing set in 2010 against Washington State. He became the first player in UCLA history to have two rushes of at least 72 yards in a game after scoring on touchdown runs of 74 and 78 yards in the first half. Rice’s Taylor McHargue threw for 172 yards and two touchdowns on 17 of 28 passing and rushed for 95 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries. Sam McGuffie caught eight passes for

DEFENSE, from page 13 As in the 2010 season, when junior safety Eric Reid and Mathieu stepped in as freshmen, this current crop of young cornerbacks will have to step up early and often. “We have been blessed with a lot of talent,” said defensive coordinator John Chavis. “We will be a little younger … There is some real push for playing time. We are not afraid to play young players. That’s what we’ve done, and we are going to continue to do that.” Jalen Collins is the presumed leader of the freshmen and could start opposite Simon on the outside in the Tigers base formation. Possessing solid speed and a 6-foot-2 frame, Collins has the chance to be the next breakout star from the Tigers secondary. Starting opposite of Simon, Collins could be targeted early and often by opposing offenses. His play in these situations could be critical to LSU’s success, and Collins believes in his abilities. “If given the opportunity, I feel confident that I can perform well at this level,” Collins said. Jalen Mills, another true freshman, made up for his inexperience with his willingness to learn from coaches and teammates. “Since coming in for the spring … I’ve learned the playbook front to back, so I know where I need to be on the field,” Mills said. Even with the young cover corners in the fold, the Tigers have the ultimate safety valve in the talented junior free safety Reid. A cerebral player that is a natural leader on the field, Reid’s experience should allow him to cover up mistakes in coverage. “We know that he’s always going to be in the right spot to make a big play, he reads the game extremely well,” defensive backs coach Corey Raymond said. Couple that with his immense physical attributes he flashed last

63 yards and a touchdown. UCLA finished with 651 total yards in Jim Mora Jr.’s first game as coach, compared to 347 for Rice. After a scoreless third quarter, UCLA put the game away with a 3-yard touchdown pass from Hundley to Fauria to make it 41-24 after the two-point conversion failed with 12:29 left in the game. Franklin extended the lead to 49-24 with a 22-yard touchdown run and Hundley connected with David Allen for the two-point conversion with 7:54 remaining in the fourth. Hundley took UCLA’s first snap and ran 72 yards down the right sideline for a touchdown. The PAT was blocked to make it 6-0. After Roosevelt Davis’ interception of McHargue, UCLA took three plays to go 47 yards and score on an 11-yard pass from Hundley to Jerry Johnson. The PAT was blocked again to make it 12-0. Franklin took UCLA’s first season, such as the season-defining interception against Alabama in the regular season, and Reid is set to be one of the top safeties in college football. Starting next to Reid in the defensive backfield is first-time starter Craig Loston, a former five-star recruit who has been plagued by injury. Flush with physical tools, Loston finally has the opportunity to seize the job, and could push the secondary from good to great if he realizes his immense potential. “Loston made a step in spring practice,” Chavis said. He was set back a little by injury, but right now he is having a great fall camp.” While Mathieu’s dismissal is an obvious blow to special teams, the stats suggest it will have a mild effect on the secondary. Opposing quarterbacks completed 14-25 passes against Mathieu for 221 yards, leading to 8.8 yards per attempt last year. In comparison, Simon allowed only 3.6 ypa on 30 targets last year, with Morris Claiborne giving up 7.5 ypa on 25 targets. Given the talent of the freshmen coming into replace Mathieu, the parts in place for the team to overcome his absence and post better numbers than last season. “I think there’s a number of [cornerbacks] that are pretty talented,” said head coach Les Miles. Contact Trey Labat at tlabat@lsureveille.com COLLEGE SKI & BOARD WEEK breckenridge

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second quarter. UCLA rebounded to extend the lead to 22-17 on a 27-yard field goal by Ka’imi Fairbaim with 9:17 remaining in the first half, and Franklin went 78 yards on the second play of UCLA’s next drive to up the UCLA lead to 29-17 with 3:36 before halftime. The Owls answered with a 2-yard touchdown pass from McHargue to McGuffie 1:20 before the half to make it 29-24, but Damien Holmes returned Turner Peterson’s fumble 43 yards for a touchdown 17 seconds before the

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and the way Miles showed he belonged, more than any tune-up win could.

UNDESERVED CRITICISM The last step to relative normalcy was overhauling the schedule. The North Texas game was moved to an open date later in the season. The recovery effort on campus forced LSU to move their home matchup with Arizona State to Tempe, Ariz. Following the 35-31 win against the Sun Devils was the Tigers’ lone bye week in 2005. If that wasn’t enough,

the hurricane’s effect when judging Miles’ performance in his debut season. “The whole year was a tremendous burden for all the football players, all the coaches and particularly, the head coach,” Bertman said. “He handled it with class, dignity and a tremendous amount of compassion, and still came out 11-2 in a year where he would’ve won all 13 in my opinion, had there been no hurricane.”

‘HE DID A GREAT JOB.’ If they were upset then, they have to be more than happy now. Two seasons later, Miles brought LSU to its second BCS Championship of the decade. Another was well within reach last season, and his team is a favorite to reach the game again this year. The Tigers, and LSU as a whole, dodged Isaac virtually unscathed compared to seven years ago. They will meet North Texas on Saturday and when they do, the region’s, the University’s and Miles’ ability to rise above the surging tide will be at the forefront of many minds. “Doctors, nurses that stayed there, police officers, first responders — they were all heroes,” Bertman said. “But there was also a hero and he was a football coach. And he did a great job.”

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Hurricane Rita forced the first home game from a Saturday to a Monday, forcing the chancellor to cancel school. The team roared out to a 21-0 lead over Tennessee at halftime before the emotional drainage started to show. “That was their first game back in Tiger Stadium and you could definitely get the sense that they were playing for the state of Louisiana,” Tatum said. “They came out so strong and so fired up, I think they might not had enough in the tank in the second half.” The Tigers lost to the Volunteers in overtime, 30-27. They wouldn’t lose again until the SEC Championship, taking a 3414 beating from Georgia. The schedule shuffle meant 11 straight weeks of football. They were exhausted. “These kids aren’t special forces units in the United States military; they’re just college football players,” Bertman said. “They can’t play every seventh day with a schedule like ours and not lose.” With four weeks of rest, Miles’ team returned to the Georgia Dome and doled out its own 40-3 beating to Miami. Still, some fans weren’t satisfied. Neither was the LSU System Board of Supervisors, according to Bertman. Bertman said the board, “even the president of the University at the time,” criticized Miles for losing the Tennessee and Georgia games. He said he was shocked that “intelligent people ... [with] Ph.Ds” wouldn’t consider

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“The ability to throw the football’s better,” Miles said. “Call it confidence. Call it a new quarterback. I thought the two quarterbacks that we had were talented, but it just appears to me there’s a little bit more juice in the ball — a little bit more ability.” Mettenberger and a largely unproven crop of wideouts will likely find ample room to work out any kinks against a North Texas secondary that has zero returning starters. That lack of experience will make it even tougher for the Mean Green in Tiger Stadium, which has been a house of horrors for them in recent years. North Texas has made it past the Tigers’ 16-yard line only once in four meetings, with LSU winning by an average score of 49-3. That history suggests Saturday to be a benign opener, something the Tigers haven’t been accustomed to in recent years. The Tigers opened against ranked opponents at a neutral site the last two seasons, crossed the country to take on Washington in 2009 and started 2007 at conference foe Mississippi State on a Thursday night. LSU is beginning the season at home for just the third time in Miles’ eight seasons and the first since Appalachian State in 2008. That game was also the last time Baton Rouge dealt with the effects of a hurricane, as Gustav rolled through the campus area and forced LSU to shuffle around its schedule. But the home date doesn’t mean the offseason was a quiet one, and that turmoil kept on rolling earlier this week, extending even beyond Isaac’s path. Miles announced that junior running back Michael Ford and junior linebacker Tahj Jones may miss the opener as they deal with unspecified academic eligibility issues.

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Former Tiger Tayler Debusk (21) goes for the first down as former Tiger safety Brandon Taylor (15) and former Tiger tight end Ronnie Turpin (41) try to make the tackle on March 27, 2010, in the National L Club spring football game.

Sixth-year senior offensive lineman Josh Dworaczyk said the distractions have become “white noise” by this point, noting LSU’s undefeated regular past season as the expected response to any personal issues. “Through crisis or through any adversity, we’re going to get closer,” he said. “You have to take those things and spin it into a way that you turn it into a positive for this team to grow together. If you lose a guy or there’s a void that has to be filled, guess what: you have to tighten things down a little bit.” Ford was LSU’s leading rusher in 2011, gaining 756 yards and finding the endzone seven times. Junior Alfred Blue and sophomore Kenny Hilliard earned the nod as co-starters at running back following strong fall camps and flashes of brilliance down the stretch last season. “They’ve had the best camps, and that’s why we’re comfortable with their skills,” Miles said.

They’ll run behind an offensive line returning four starters from the 2011 unit that powered a running attack to 202 yards per game. The combination of that bruising presence and a defensive line — one that remains largely intact this season — sapped the drama from the second half of many LSU games last fall. In recent years, LSU has become synonymous with on and off the field theatrics, which was only exacerbated by last August’s incident at Shady’s Bar and Tyrann Mathieu’s dismissal this August. With the storm, both literal and figurative, behind them, the Tigers open a new chapter in the saga against the Mean Green Saturday night in Death Valley.

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Cheers and Jeers The Daily Reveille assesses Hurricane Isaac’s impact on campus

The Daily Reveille Editorial Board Thumbs up: Electricity. Unlike most of Baton Rouge, the University never lost power. University officials even tested on Tuesday night to ensure a backup power source would work. Students could use the Internet, stay in touch with their families and see in the dark during the storm.

Thumbs up: Dining. The decision to give emergency meals to all students and essential staff Tuesday and Thursday was an excellent and delicious choice. All of the LSU Dining employees who cooked, served and delivered the meals should be applauded for their extra work.

Thumbs down: Making up classes. We’re still dreaming of our nowgone plans for fall break. And we’re dreading the Saturday when we have to wake up and get to class. The University should expect hurricanes every fall and build in at least three days of class that can be missed without foregoing fall break — a wonderful reward for trudging through several weeks of the semester. Now, once we’re exhausted from the semester under way, we’ll have no chance for relief.

Thumbs down: Storm speed. Hurricane Isaac needed to make up its mind. Was it a hurricane? A tropical storm? Moving quickly? Not at all? The storm’s slow nature contributed to the lives lost and endangered along the coast.

Thumbs up: Facility Services. We ventured outside Thursday at 7 a.m., and Facility Services workers were already assessing damage and clearing debris. They deserve an extra thank you for the hard work they do every day, but their hurricane clean-up efforts were outstanding. Thumbs down: Lack of communication. We spent hours and hours without hearing from administrators about the status of the storm and whether or not we would have class. In times of crisis, we need leadership and we need updates every few hours. One email a day sent, not from the chancellor or provost, but from the University’s communications staff, is not cutting it. Students deserve contact from their top leadership at all times.

Thumbs up: Emergency Operations Center (EOC). We had the privilege of walking into this maze of computers, news and information brimming with intel Thursday and we were overwhelmed by the amount of hard work that went into keeping track of campus, students and government-ordered medical care. Thumbs down: New Orleans tunnel vision. The national media put too much emphasis on New Orleans when Plaquemines Parish, Tangipahoa Parish and St. John the Baptist Parish were where the stories of Hurricane Isaac loomed. The anniversary of Hurricane Katrina still haunts us, but it was time to focus on Isaac. Thumbs up: Student Media. Cross-convergence from The Daily Reveille, Tiger TV and KLSU kept students informed all the way through the storm.

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Around Baton Rouge and the University, signs of Hurricane Isaac’s impact were apparent following the storm.

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Andrea Gallo Emily Herrington Bryan Stewart Brian Sibille Clayton Crockett

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WEB COMMENTS The Daily Reveille wants to hear your reactions to our content. Go to lsureveille.com, our Facebook page and our Twitter account to let us know what you think. Check out what other readers had to say in our comments section: In response to Taylor Hammons’ column, “Air Force general sets example for secularism,” readers had this to say: “I’m a disabled vet (1951-55), and the more I see of religionists picking on those unlike themselves, the more I wonder what I was fighting for. I sure wasn’t fighting for Christianity. I never took an oath to uphold or defend any religion, let alone Christianity. I took an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States. I took my orders from the Top of the Chain of Command the

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CIC right down to my immediate next. These religionists do not belong to the vast majority of Americans who believe that Religion is a connection between the individual and God, and there are many ways to connect. But one should always be judged on what one does, and not on what one believes. Do you trust politicians on what they believe or what they do? Same for soldiers. They are there to defend the United States and not to proselytize. If they want to do that, let them get into civvies and do it on street corners, and let the military fulfill its prime purpose. If they want comfort in religion, they have their Chaplain. This is America. Liberty and Justice for ALL.” - Anonymous In response to Tesalon Felicien’s column, “Homophobia, cultural discrimination fixable with insight,” readers had this to say:

“Obama is using gay rights as a tool to gain votes. In the same way, Romney is using his opposition to gain votes. The Democrats are very good at painting themselves as the “gay-friendly” race, but where were they in 2009 when they had a majority of Congress and the ability to repeal DOMA? I don’t believe their support is sincere. I think they’re riding the “Obama supports gay marriage/LGBT Oreo/Chick fil A” media firestorm that’s been making headlines since May. When it comes down to it, secular opposition to gay marriage revolves around tax incentives. Years ago, marriage was church-driven. Marriage also meant babies. Therefore, tax incentives are offered to married couples for if/when they have children. Times, however, have changed. Divorce rates are high and single-parent households are very common. Gays are gaining adoption rights, so the notion

of “marriage = babies” is eroding. Replace the old tax incentive with tax credits for children, regardless or marriage or single, and this reason has disappeared. This would be a great place to see a reasonably bipartisan agreement between more moderate congressmen, but given today’s polarized political climate it would certainly be left-centered.” - jb “I was once a gay marriage supporter, but am no longer. Being against gay marriage doesn’t have to rest on religious convictions. According to natural law theory, marriage is the social and legal recognition of the biological one-ness that occurs during heterosexual sex (unlike the circulatory system or the respiratory system, the reproductive system is not complete within one individual and only becomes complete during the joining of a man and a woman). This union

page 29 of two persons is the basis for marriage. Since this kind of biological one-ness simply cannot exist in gay couples, they simply fall outside the objective biological definition of marriage and it is not discrimination to not extend marriage to include those types of relationships. It is no more discrimination than denying veterans’ benefits to a non-veteran: they simply don’t meet the objective criteria.” - Princeton ‘12

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Mediation in Syria calls for close consideration WHY DO WE FALL? ARUN GUNASEKARAN Columnist The great American essayist H.L. Mencken said there existed to every problem a solution — neat, plausible or wrong. Within this spectrum of possible outcomes is where the United States now finds itself in regard to its foreign policy as it relates to Basher Al-Assad’s despotic Syrian regime and the war-torn country it holds captive. What started as a peaceful protest 17 months ago in the bordercity of Dara’a has evolved into a metaphorical and literal conflagration of the Syrian people. Fighter jets, helicopters and tanks continue to besiege the opposition groups, and if one isn’t with the government, he or she is automatically against it. No exceptions or exemptions. It is into this climate of uncertainty, fear and death that President Barack Obama has injected himself — after what can only be assumed to have been extreme reluctance — and issued the first warning to the Syrian government. With knowledge of Syria’s extensive chemical-weapons stockpile and in anticipation of a further escalation in the level of violence, Obama warned al-Assad and his murdering militia any movement of “unconventional weapons” — chemical or biological — would result in direct military intervention. I applaud the president for what he said, and implied. Intimidation itself is frequently sufficient to prevent an unwanted action from occurring, but chemical-weapon usage or not, the conflict in Syria is still dire. Intervention must still be examined and debated realistically. Narrowed in scope to cover only the American aspect to any

BEBETO MATTHEWS / The Associated Press

William Hague, U.K. Foreign Minister, and Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., listen during a meeting on Syria in the United Nations Security Council on Thursday. Turkey’s foreign minister urged the Security Council to set up a safe zone in Syria to protect thousands of civilians fleeing the civil war.

such mediation, there is a trio of factors to consider: pressure within the U.S. to intervene, the U.S. role in an intervention scenario and possible complications that may arise afterward. Directly intervening is an option — the last option, and one that I would support — the reality of the situation is this: Syria is not Libya. The most dangerous weapons Col. Qaddafi possessed were hand-held anti-aircraft armament, and although he enjoyed concrete support outside of Libya, he had a poor military within. Libya also had a low risk of ethnic and sectarian animosity, unlike Syria, where a major fraction of the combat is now Sunni on Shia and Alawite against Sunni.

And let us also not forget this is an election year in the U.S., which means any military confrontation gone wrong is strongly suggestive of the vote swinging in favor of the non-incumbent. Henri-Lévy, a popular member of the Nouveaux Philosophes movement in France, gets it right in his most recent plea when he says the U.S. can provide logistical support, loan intelligence capabilities and provide technology that would assist in imposing a no-fly-zone, all without deploying troops. This combined with the $82 million already supplied and more that is surely on its way for refugees and for non-lethal support to the opposition movement makes it possible for the U.S. to technically intervene without physically

doing so. Any difficultly springing up after such an intervention will now be drastically reduced for the U.S., which is to say that any such dilemma would be negligible enough to ignore beforehand. Economically, since there are no personnel being dispensed, the cost of the entire operation is likely to be less than the foreign aid we donate to undeserving or illegal countries like Pakistan or Israel. But this is all under the assumption that the West’s cascade of constant and continuous submission to the bullying of Russia and China will end. These two duplicitous allies of Syria have repeatedly voted against directly halting the bloodshed, and for all practical purposes,

would rather see al-Assad’s regime reassert control. After a certain point, we who fight on the side of liberty, freedom and human rights against the forces of injustice and intolerance and oppression must put the flippancy and alibis aside, overlook those who refuse to cooperate, and in the words of Henri-Lévy, “act without delay to stop the killing.” Arun Gunasekaran is a 20-yearold biochemistry junior from Baton Rouge.

Contact Arun Gunasekaran at agunasekaran@lsureveille.com; Twitter: @TDR_ArunG


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FURNISHED HOME 2 bedrooms, 11/2 bath home 1 mile from LSU in Southdowns. Utilities paid. $1,200 rent $1,200. deposit. 985.652.6098 TOWNHOUSES & CONDOS FOR LEASE 2 & 3 bedrooms FOR LEASE in the LSU and surrounding areas! Gated Communities, New Construction, Great Amenities & Rent Specials! Call Keyfinders Realty, Inc. @ 225-293-3000 for additional Info on available rentals! Visit www.keyfindersBR.com for weekly updates on new rentals! APARTMENT FOR SUBLEASE - $525 1bed/1bath in a 4bed/4bath. $525/ month. Great location! No deposit. Fully furnished! No pets. Campus Crossing on Brightside. Email me for more information mjunea4@ lsu.edu FOR LEASE ON LSU BUS ROUTE $695 1 BEDROOM CONDO @

DEAR TRI DELTA I am a 25 year old political science student. I am going to graduate in May. I am shy and have been called a sweet guy. All I want is to go on one date with a member of the tri delta sorority. They have some of the smartest and prettiest girls. Looking for one dinner and a movie or maybe to spend a game day together. I just want this more than anything in the world. bwood8@lsu.edu ANY SLASHERS IN THE HOUSE? Are you a girl that likes yaoi and shows like BBC Sherlock? Do you pair together guys in everything you watch? If so, I am looking to make some friends with the same interests to hang out with! My name is Danielle and my email is britaccluv@gmail.com

Hope to hear from some fellow slashers! CARPOOL: SAVE gas from NOLA! NOLA2LSUcarpool@ gmail.com SICK OF DATES FLAKING OUT on you? Need something you can really count on? A job with LSU Student Media is just what you need! Now hiring reliable people for advertising sales. Networking, on-campus office, unlimited income- apply today! Send your resume to Annabel at national@tigers.lsu.edu or stop by B34 Hodges Hall to fill out an application. GOOD LOOKING, SPONTANEOUS guy looking for a fun-loving, passionate girl to share an amazing semester with. tallguy157@gmail.com INTELLECTUAL NICE GUY looking for a female friend to do things with. (i.e. texting, getting lunch, hanging out...) Emphasis on person to person activities. Not looking for anything fancy just someone to talk to while getting lunch or over coffee or just hanging out when there is nothing better to do. I understand people are busy so not looking for something everyday but every once in a while would be nice to actually have someone to hang out with. SERIOUS offers only please. If interested or have any questions, contact me at pumpitup120@yahoo. com. Put personal ad or something to distinguish your email in the subject line in case it goes in spam.

WOBBLE, BABY, wobble, baby, wobble, baby, wobble....... over to LSU Student Media for a job in advertising sales! Now hiring movers and shakers! Send your resume to Annabel at national@tigers.lsu.edu or come by B34 Hodges Hall to fill out an application. COME TO BB&PF FOR BEANS BURGERS AND PLANTAIN FRIES @ 2679 HIGHLAND ROAD. www. BBandPF.com. 225.229.4595


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seeking dedicated individuals for advertising sales. Gain (PAID) real-world experience with an unlimited-income position at an on-campus office location!

CYCLONE LAUNDRY Looking for a Mature/Reliable person to work as a laundry attendant at 623 E. Boyd Drive. Must be customer service oriented and have reliable transportation. $8.00-8.50 Flexible hours. Apply “In Person” today! CHILD CARE CENTER near LSU is now hiring teachers for Fall semester. Must be able to work 2:30-5:30 M-F. Please email resumes to cdshighland@gmail. com HAMPTON INN HOTEL -COLLEGE DR. is looking for front desk clerks, night auditors, breakfast hostess, laundry and room attendants. Shifts are flexible and can be worked around your school schedule. Please apply in person at 4646 Constitution Ave NEED DRIVER -Family needs responsible student with own car to take teenager to and/or from high school. Home is located in Denham Springs near I-12 & Juban. High school is located in Central near Joor & Hooper. Pick up in the morning at 6:30 am from DS house. Pick up in the afternoon at 3:00 pm from school. Pay is $30 for each morning trip and $25 for each afternoon trip. Email anns1959@yahoo.com with name, contact info and list of days and morning and/or evening that you are available. STUDENTS NEEDED TO work with children/ adults with disabilities. Several positions available, flexible hours;. Great job for Psych, Kinesiology, and COMD majors. Apply: St. John the Baptist Human Services, 622 Shadows Ln, Suite A, 225.216.1199 $12-$15 PER HOUR We need delivery drivers for the busiest Hungry Howies location in the country. Great pay and flexible hours. Must have car, ins. and good driving record. Apply in person. 225.761.4694 CHEERLEADER/GYMNASTICS COACH Experienced in coaching and spotting tumbling skills(back handspring, standing back tucks) for cheerleaders and gymnasts. Pre-school coach needed. Part-time hours for weekday and weekend hours. Send resume to flips@flipsandfitness.com. LSU STUDENT MEDIA

Send your resume to Annabel at national@tigers.lsu.edu or stop by B34 Hodges Hall to fill out an application! EXTENDED DAY COUNSELORS YMCA seeks Extended Day Counselors @ select school sites. Must be able to work M-F, 2:45-6:00 p.m. Drug test and b/ g check. Dependable, dedicated individuals contact Eddrick @ (225) 344-6775 or Sarah @ 924-3606. DENTAL ASSISTANT Our Office is seeking an exceptional individual to work as a dental assistant in a high paced dental office. Excellent Communication skill are required. If interested please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@grandfamilydentalcare.com HIRING EXPERIENCED CAREGIVERS Flexible shifts Days/evenings, cooking and light housekeeping, for the elderly. Apply www.comfortkeepers.com 225.925.1303 CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINERS Already certified Personal Trainers needed! Snap Fitness 24/7 9828 Bluebonnet Blvd batonrougela@snapfitness.com YEARBOOK EXPERIENCE? LSU Gumbo Yearbook is hiring designers. Seeking individuals proficient in InDesign, & experience with Photoshop is a bonus. Interested applicants please apply in B34 Hodges Hall today, space is limited! MOORE CONSTRUCTION HIRING CM student preferred. Need full days T/ TH or MW. Email Ed Stock at estock@mooreconstructioninc.com FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE Hungry Howies is now hiring Insiders and pizza makers. Starting pay is $8 per hour. FAT COW BURGERS now Hiring for all positions, Cashier, Dishwasher, Grill cook, Fry Cook. Flexible Schedule, $8-$10 per hour+Bonuses. Apply in Person 4350 highland rd Ste 225.761.9272

NOW HIRING YEARBOOK STAFF! Did you help layout your high school yearbook? Are you proficient in InDesign or photoshop? WE NEED YOU! Apply in B34 Hodges Hall today for a paid design position on the LSU Gumbo Yearbook staff. Hurry, space is limited! GET $$ TO DRINK ENERGY DRINKS Check Out the Website www.yprvideos.com and then contact Matthew 504 250 5108. ORGANIST WANTED Part-time organist position available. First Presbyterian Church, Natchez, MS. Responsibilities and compensation negotiable. www. fpcnatchez.org fpcnatchez@bellsouth.net 601.442.2581 WANTED: GUMBO Business Manager. To handle detailed recordkeeping and communications connected with sales of the 2013 Gumbo yearbook. Accuracy, dependability, careful attention to detail and knowledge of EXCEL are critical. Must be a BUSINESS MAJOR. Please drop by at B39 or B33 Hodges Hall to pick up job application. Please note on application the position you are applying for. ACT TUTOR FROM PRINCETON paying $100 apiece for high school student directories from Episcopal, Dunham, Runnels, Parkview Baptist, LSU Lab, St. Joseph’s, Baton Rouge Magnet, and Catholic High. E-mail John at burfordj4@gmail.com

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225.241.4348 $BARTENDING$ $300/Day Potential NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Training Available AGE 18+ OK 1-800-965-6520 ext127

DENTAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR Our office is seeking an individual to take on the challenge of Office Administrator in a high paced dental office. You must have excellent communication and organizational skills. Please email your resume and cover letter to careers@grandfamilydentalcare. com. TUMBLING INSTRUCTOR NEEDED knowledgeable, energetic & experienced instructor needed for tumbling classes in Brusly area-5 min from campus

3538 Plank Road Baton Rouge 225.357.4030

STUDENTPAYOUTS. COM Paid Survey Takers Needed In Baton Rogue. 100% Free To Join! Click On Surveys. PARKVIEW BAPTIST PRESCHOOL Afternoon Teachers needed 3-6pm Please email your resume to parkviewbps@gmail.com HIRING GIRLS FOR PREGAME EVENT ATTRACTIVE, ENTHUSIASTIC girls needed to work pre-game football events near Tiger Stadium. Message a brief description as to why you would be great at this job at FACEBOOK. COM/ RSFUNDRAISING. $25/ hour LANDSCAPER NEEDED lawn care experience required. Send resume to jojohn@bellsouth.net 225.202.6003 TUTOR FOR : SERBOCROATIAN I am looking for a language tutor to teach me Croatia/Serbia/ Bosnian language. 225.921.2784 GOT FREE MORNINGS? Upscale salon is looking for a receptionist/coordinator for part time shift. Preferrably morning hours please... 225.769.1155

DELIVERY DRIVERS $8-15/ Pluckers Wing Bar is now hiring delivery drivers. Please apply at 4225 Nicholson or at www.pluckers.net AVON Representatives Needed. Flexible Hours. $$ Bonuses $$ Ind. Sales Rep. 225.938.7665

FACTORY DIRECT PRICING Istrouma Mattress Factory

NEED CASH? Apply for an unlimited income position with the advertising department of LSU Student Media!Send your resume to Annabel at national@tigers.lsu.edu or stop by B34 Hodges Hall to fill out an application! GET YOUR RALLY TOWEL THIS WEEK Get your Rally Towel in purple or gold before the games. Only 9.99 or one, or 7.99 for 4 or more. Great for the games. You’ve seen them and no others are like them. Just how big of a fan are you? Visit: www.therallytowel.com or call 337-322-1566

STUDIO$395 2/1 HOUSE $675. Walk to class. McDaniel Properties 388-9858 McProperty. Mgr@ cox.net FURNISHED HOME 2 bedrooms, 11/2 bath home 1 mile from LSU in Southdowns. Utilities paid. $1,200 rent $1,200. deposit. 985.652.6098 TOWNHOUSES & CONDOS FOR LEASE 2 & 3 bedrooms FOR LEASE in the LSU and surrounding areas! Gated Communities, New Construction, Great Amenities & Rent Specials! Call Keyfinders Realty, Inc. @ 225-293-3000 for additional Info on available rentals! Visit www.keyfindersBR.com for weekly updates on new rentals! SOUTHGATE TOWERS APT FOR RENT Great 2 BR/2BA apt at Southgate Towers for sublease.1160 sq ft. Looking for male roommate for one bedroom. Apt on 5th floor with balcony. Gated complex, security card entry to buildings, gated parking garage with security card, pool and other amenities. Washer/Dryer in apt. Split utilites. ONLY $680 per mo rent. Outstanding apt and rent. Available immediately. 337.280.5971 WANTED: Individuals who stand out from the crowd and have confidence to get the job done!Hiring for advertising sales at LSU Student Media. Send your resume to Annabel at national@tigers.lsu.edu or stop by B34 Hodges Hall to fill out application! SMALL COMPLEX SOUTH of LSU overlooking the golf course. Walk to campus, stadium. Extralarge 1-br $500 and 2-br $700 with private balcony or walled patio. Video surveillance, on-site manager. Convenient and quiet, perect for serious undergrad, graduate, or international students. Pets welcome. 757-8175. View and apply online at http//riverroadapartments.tripod.com


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SEEKING OUTGOING INDIVIDUAL to fill desk space in on-campus office... LSU Student Media now hiring advertising sales staff- send resume to Annabel at national@ tigers.lsu.edu or fill out an application in B34 Hodges Hall.

DEAR TRI DELTA I am a 25 year old political science student. I am going to graduate in May. I am shy and have been called a sweet guy. All I want is to go on one date with a member of the tri delta sorority. They have some of the smartest and prettiest girls. Looking for one dinner and a movie or maybe to spend a game day together. I just want this more than anything in the world. bwood8@ lsu.edu ANY SLASHERS IN THE HOUSE? Are you a girl that likes yaoi and shows like BBC Sherlock? Do you pair together guys in everything you watch? If so, I am looking to make some friends with the same interests to hang out with! My name is Danielle and my email is britaccluv@gmail.com Hope to hear from some fellow slashers!

flips@flipsandfitness.com.

CHILD CARE CENTER near LSU is now hiring teachers for Fall semester. Must be able to work 2:30-5:30 M-F. Please email resumes to cdshighland@gmail.com NEED DRIVER -Family needs responsible student with own car to take teenager to and/or from high school. Home is located in Denham Springs near I-12 & Juban. High school is located in Central near Joor & Hooper. Pick up in the morning at 6:30 am from DS house. Pick up in the afternoon at 3:00 pm from school. Pay is $30 for each morning trip and $25 for each afternoon trip. Email anns1959@ yahoo.com with name, contact info and list of days and morning and/or evening that you are available. WANTED: GUMBO Business Manager. To handle detailed recordkeeping and communications connected with sales of the 2013 Gumbo yearbook. Accuracy, dependability, careful attention to detail and knowledge of EXCEL are critical. Must be a BUSINESS MAJOR. Please drop by at B39 or B33 Hodges Hall to pick up job application. Please note on application the position you are applying for. CHEERLEADER/GYMNASTICS COACH Experienced in coaching and spotting tumbling skills(back handspring, standing back tucks) for cheerleaders and gymnasts. Pre-school coach needed. Part-time hours for weekday and weekend hours. Send resume to

$BARTENDING$ $300/Day Potential NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Training Available AGE 18+ OK 1-800-965-6520 ext127 MOORE CONSTRUCTION HIRING CM student preferred. Need full days T/ TH or MW. Email Ed Stock at estock@mooreconstructioninc.com GOT FREE MORNINGS? Upscale salon is looking for a receptionist/coordinator for part time shift. Preferrably morning hours please... 225.769.1155 YEARBOOK EXPERIENCE? LSU Gumbo Yearbook is hiring designers. Seeking individuals proficient in InDesign, & experience with Photoshop is a bonus. Interested applicants please apply in B34 Hodges Hall today, space is limited! LANDSCAPER NEEDED lawn care experience required. Send resume to jojohn@bellsouth.net 225.202.6003 STUDENTPAYOUTS. COM Paid Survey Takers Needed In Baton Rogue. 100% Free To Join! Click On Surveys. HAMPTON INN HOTEL -COLLEGE DR. is looking for front desk clerks, night auditors, breakfast hostess, laundry and room attendants. Shifts are flexible and can be worked around your school schedule. Please apply in person at 4646 Constitution Ave PARKVIEW BAPTIST PRESCHOOL Afternoon Teachers

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SICK OF DATES FLAKING OUT on you? Need something you can really count on? A job with LSU Student Media is just what you need! Now hiring reliable people for advertising sales. Networking, on-campus office, unlimited income- apply today! Send your resume to Annabel at national@tigers.lsu.edu or stop by B34 Hodges Hall to fill out an application. GOOD LOOKING, SPONTANEOUS guy looking for a fun-loving, passionate girl to share an amazing semester with. tallguy157@gmail.com

needed 3-6pm Please email your resume to parkviewbps@gmail.com DELIVERY DRIVERS $8-15/ Pluckers Wing Bar is now hiring delivery drivers. Please apply at 4225 Nicholson or at www.pluckers.net TUMBLING INSTRUCTOR NEEDED knowledgeable, energetic & experienced instructor needed for tumbling classes in Brusly area5 min from campus 225.241.4348 FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE Hungry Howies is now hiring Insiders and pizza makers. Starting pay is $8 per hour. AVON Representatives Needed. Flexible Hours. $$ Bonuses $$ Ind. Sales Rep. 225.938.7665 $12-$15 PER HOUR We need delivery drivers for the busiest Hungry Howies location in the country. Great pay and flexible hours. Must have car, ins. and good driving record. Apply in person. 225.761.4694 HIRING GIRLS FOR PREGAME EVENT ATTRACTIVE, ENTHUSIASTIC girls needed to work pre-game football events near Tiger Stadium. Message a brief description as to why you would be great at this job at

FACEBOOK. COM/ RSFUNDRAISING.

Friday, August 31, 2012 INTELLECTUAL NICE GUY looking for a female friend to do things with. (i.e. texting, getting lunch, hanging out...) Emphasis on person to person activities. Not looking for anything fancy just someone to talk to while getting lunch or over coffee or just hanging out when there is nothing better to do. I understand people are busy so not looking for something everyday but every once in a while would be nice to actually have someone to hang out with. SERIOUS offers only please. If interested or have any questions, contact me at pumpitup120@yahoo.com. Put personal ad or something to distinguish your email in the subject line in case it goes in spam.

WOBBLE, BABY, wobble, baby, wobble, baby, wobble....... over to LSU Student Media for a job in advertising sales! Now hiring movers and shakers! Send your resume to Annabel at national@tigers.lsu.edu or come by B34 Hodges Hall to fill out an application. COME TO BB&PF FOR BEANS BURGERS AND PLANTAIN FRIES @ 2679 HIGHLAND ROAD. www. BBandPF.com. 225.229.4595

$25/ hour

MLCTutoring@gmail.com

ORGANIST WANTED Part-time organist position available. First Presbyterian Church, Natchez, MS. Responsibilities and compensation negotiable. www. fpcnatchez.org fpcnatchez@bellsouth.net 601.442.2581

GET YOUR RALLY TOWEL THIS WEEK Get your Rally Towel in purple or gold before the games. Only 9.99 or one, or 7.99 for 4 or more. Great for the games. You’ve seen them and no others are like them. Just how big of a fan are you? Visit: www.therallytowel.com or call 337-322-1566

CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINERS Already certified Personal Trainers needed! Snap Fitness 24/7 9828 Bluebonnet Blvd

FACTORY DIRECT PRICING Istrouma Mattress Factory 3538 Plank Road Baton Rouge 225.357.4030

batonrougela@snapfitness.com NOW HIRING YEARBOOK STAFF! Did you help layout your high school yearbook? Are you proficient in InDesign or photoshop? WE NEED YOU! Apply in B34 Hodges Hall today for a paid design position on the LSU Gumbo Yearbook staff. Hurry, space is limited! ACT TUTOR FROM PRINCETON paying $100 apiece for high school student directories from Episcopal, Dunham, Runnels, Parkview Baptist, LSU Lab, St. Joseph’s, Baton Rouge Magnet, and Catholic High. E-mail John at burfordj4@gmail.com TUTOR FOR : SERBOCROATIAN I am looking for a language tutor to teach me Croatia/Serbia/ Bosnian language. 225.921.2784 LSAT, GRE, ACADEMIC TUTORING I have over 10 years experience helping students get the scores they want. Ask about other tests and academic tutoring services as well.

2BD/1BTH & 1BD/ 1BTH www.geauxluxury.com SOUTHGATE TOWERS APT FOR RENT Great 2 BR/2BA apt at Southgate Towers for sublease.1160 sq ft. Looking for male roommate for one bedroom. Apt on 5th floor with balcony. Gated complex, security card entry to buildings, gated parking garage with security card, pool and other amenities. Washer/ Dryer in apt. Split utilites. ONLY $680 per mo rent. Outstanding apt and rent. Available immediately. 337.280.5971 APARTMENT FOR SUBLEASE - $525 1bed/1bath in a 4bed/4bath. $525/ month. Great location! No deposit. Fully furnished! No pets. Campus Crossing on Brightside. Email me for more information mjunea4@ lsu.edu


Friday, August 31, 2012 STUDIO$395 2/1 HOUSE $675. Walk to class. McDaniel Properties 388-9858 McProperty. Mgr@cox. net FURNISHED HOME 2 bedrooms, 11/2 bath home 1 mile from LSU in Southdowns. Utilities paid. $1,200 rent $1,200. deposit. 985.652.6098 SMALL COMPLEX SOUTH of LSU overlooking the golf course. Walk to campus, stadium. Extralarge 1-br $500 and 2-br $700 with private balcony or walled patio. Video surveillance, on-site manager. Convenient and quiet, perect for serious undergrad, graduate, or international students. Pets welcome. 757-8175. View and apply online at http//riverroadapartments.tripod. com

DEAR TRI DELTA I am a 25 year

old political science student. I am going to graduate in May. I am shy and have been called a sweet guy. All I want is to go on one date with a member of the tri delta sorority. They have some of the smartest and prettiest girls. Looking for one dinner and a movie or maybe to spend a game day together. I just want this more than anything in the world. bwood8@lsu. edu ANY SLASHERS IN THE HOUSE? Are you a girl that likes yaoi and shows like BBC Sherlock? Do you pair together guys in everything you

watch? If so, I am looking to make some friends with the same interests to hang out with! My name is Danielle and my email is britaccluv@gmail. com Hope to hear from some fellow slashers!

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CARPOOL: SAVE gas from NOLA! NOLA2LSUcarpool@gmail.com GOOD LOOKING, SPONTANEOUS guy looking for a fun-loving, passionate girl to share an amazing semester with. tallguy157@gmail.com INTELLECTUAL NICE GUY looking for a female friend to do things with. (i.e. texting, getting lunch, hanging out...) Emphasis on person to person activities. Not looking for anything fancy just someone to talk to while getting lunch or over coffee or just hanging out when there is nothing better to do. I understand people are busy so not looking for something everyday but every once in a while would be nice to actually have someone to hang out with. SERIOUS offers only please. If interested or have any questions, contact me at pumpitup120@yahoo.com. Put personal ad or something to distinguish your email in the subject line in case it goes in spam.

COME TO BB&PF FOR BEANS BURGERS AND PLANTAIN FRIES @ 2679 HIGHLAND ROAD. www. BBandPF.com. 225.229.4595

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