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SPORTS: Jeremy Hill charges to victory with impressive performance, p. 7

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Plagiarism services proposed at meeting Joshua Bergeron Staff Writer

“When you hear that, it elevates your game that much more. Your job is to always keep the quarterback clean, but when that threat comes out there, you step up and protect your quarterback with everything you’ve got.”

Students may soon be held to a higher standard of academic honesty if a Faculty Senate resolution is passed. At the University’s October Faculty Senate meeting, German professor Gundela Hachmann introduced a proposal to compare anti-plagiarism service providers for possible University use. The issue first came to light in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Committee on Academic Planning and Program Evaluation. The committee reviews newly designed courses and changes to existing ones before they enter the course catalog. “It came up during our committee meeting, and everyone said ‘this is a good idea — we should look into it,’” said Meredith Veldman, history professor. is one of the most well-known anti-plagiarism services. Approximately 7,500 educational institutions use Turnitin. com, according to the company’s

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Senior offensive guard Josh Dworaczyk (68), junior safety Eric Reid (1) and sophomore tight end Nic Jacobs (84) celebrate Saturday in Tiger Stadium after the Tigers’ 2321 win against South Carolina.

LSU offensive line protects Mettenberger from South Carolina threat

Mike Gegenheimer Sports Contributor

It all started with a threat. For LSU’s offensive line, inspiration didn’t come from a “backs against the wall” mentality, freshman running back Jeremy Hill’s big runs

or even the deafening energy projected from the seats of Tiger Stadium. Inspiration came from an unidentified South Carolina defensive player telling LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger during pregame warmups that he would make sure Mettenberger didn’t finish the game.

It’s safe to say senior left tackle Josh Dworaczyk and the rest of Mettenberger’s protectors didn’t take kindly to their opponent’s promise. “When that comes into this locker room, I’m getting fired up just thinking about it because Zach is one of my best friends,” Dworaczyk said.


Bill Cosby engrosses city with expressive storytelling David Jones Entertainment Writer

A 30,000-foot arena quickly shrunk to an intimate, 5-foot living room when veteran comedian Bill Cosby took center stage Sunday at the Baton Rouge River Center. The 75-year-old comedian strolled to his on-stage living space, comprised of a chair, trashcan and table, causing a packed house to erupt in collective howls and applause. The diverse crowd represented all demographics, from the elderly to the youthful. While most of Cosby’s performance was done from his seat, none

of his signature enthusiasm was missing. His captivating energy and conversational tone poured through the audience, engrossing each member for a seemingly swift two-hour set. “Keep in mind, I know how you guys won that game,” Cosby said, in reference to the University’s win against South Carolina on Saturday. The claim confused many at first, but the monologist cleared the air with a clever story about addicting Louisiana cuisine and how it was the real cause of South Carolina’s demise in Tiger Stadium. Even in the short of time of confusion, Cosby’s poignant delivery

and manic facial movements managed to keep listeners entertained. This slow-but-expressive form of storytelling persisted throughout the show. Cosby easily transitioned to his next routine, which was not as palatable as the first but immeasurably funny. The master storyteller remixed the age-old tale of Adam and Eve, remedying editing errors he said the Bible had made. “There are pages missing,” he exclaimed, nearly jumping from his seat. According to Cosby, the origin COSBY, see page 6

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Legendary comedian Bill Cosby performs Sunday at the Baton Rouge River Center.

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INTERNATIONAL Thousands rally for 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot by Taliban

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Skydiver breaks sound barrier in record jump of 128,100 feet

Navy gives $90,000 mariner skills simulator to Southern’s Reserve (AP) — Naval students at Southern University now have a tool that can teach them how to maneuver through mine-filled waters or identify threatening vessels in the dark. The Advocate reports the mariner skills simulator unveiled this week by Southern’s Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps Unit is one of six in the nation. It’s a $90,000 gift from the Navy. Lt. Erik Gardner runs Southern’s simulator program. He can load maps depicting any part of the world into the program to give his students a realistic, three-dimensional look at any waterway they may find themselves navigating. Report claims Hurricane Katrina hampered N.O. justice system

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Tens of thousands rallied in Pakistan’s largest city Sunday in the biggest show of support yet for a 14-yearold girl who was shot and seriously wounded by the Taliban for promoting girls’ education and criticizing the militant group. The Oct. 9 attack on Malala Yousufzai as she was returning home from school in Pakistan’s northwest horrified people inside and outside the country. At the same time, it gave hope to some that the government would respond by intensifying its fight against the Taliban and their allies.

A supporter of Pakistani political party Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) reacts while holding a poster of Malala Yousufzai on Sunday.

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — In a giant leap from more than 24 miles up, a daredevil skydiver shattered the sound barrier Sunday while making the highest jump ever — a tumbling, death-defying plunge from a balloon to a safe landing in the New Mexico desert. Felix Baumgartner hit Mach 1.24, or 833.9 mph, according to preliminary data, and became the first man to reach supersonic speed without traveling in a jet or a spacecraft after hopping out of a capsule that had reached an altitude of 128,100 feet above the Earth.

Scotland to set out terms of independence vote, separating UK

Andes survivors mark 40th anniversary of crash in rugby game

Twenty-two people saved from sinking boat in San Francisco Bay

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — It’s not a meeting David Cameron is likely to enjoy. The British prime minister is due to visit the leader of Scotland’s separatist administration Monday to agree the terms of a referendum that could break up the United Kingdom — the country Cameron leads. Cameron does not want to be the leader who presides over the demise of the 300-year-old political union between England and its northern neighbor.

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Surviving members of an Uruguayan rugby team have played a match postponed four decades ago when their plane crashed in the Andes, stranding them for 72 days in the cordillera and forcing them to eat human flesh to stay alive. The Old Christians Club squared off Saturday in Santiago in a game that was tied 1-1 against the Old Grangonian Club, the former Chilean rugby team they were supposed to play back when their flight went down.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly two dozen people who were enjoying a bachelor party on what’s billed as San Francisco Bay’s only “floating wine tasting room” are OK after their boat hit a shoal near Alcatraz Island and began sinking Friday night, officials said. The 45-foot Neptune hit the shoal around 8:42 p.m. and started taking on water after the impact left a 1-foot gash in the side of the boat, U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Lt. j.g. Josh Dykman said.

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An independent study commissioned by the city to scrutinize its embattled criminal justice system found “highly fragmented” and low-tech coordination among the dozen agencies. The report says Criminal District Court was severely hampered by Hurricane Katrina, which closed the court building and displaced defendants, witnesses and victims.

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People watch as Midshipman Morgan Brenton works a program on Southern’s Naval ROTC’s new Mariner Skills Simulator on Tuesday.

Father and fifth-grader son find chirping frog in Moss Bluff MOSS BLUFF (AP) — Fifthgrader A.J. Williams of Moss Bluff already has a scientific publication to his credit. The 126-word-long geographic distribution note in “Herpetology Review” reports that the Rio Grande chirping frog, native to Mexico and far south Texas, has been found in the wild in A.J.’s home town. The male frog they caught was “from a chorus calling from a wooded area of dense thicket and briar,” according to the note.





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Runners face fire, mud in 5k Warrior Dash Jacy Baggett Contributing Writer

If running a 3.11-mile race isn’t enough of a challenge, try running it with 12 obstacles in the way of the finish line. Participants of the Warrior Dash Louisiana ran a 5k and braved obstacles such as climbing over vertical walls, leaping over fire and crawling through muddy water Saturday in Denham Springs. Warrior Dash is known as “the world’s largest running series,” with race locations throughout the year across the United States, Canada and Australia. This is the second year Warrior Dash has hosted a run in the Baton Rouge area. The Warrior Dash’s national charity partner is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, for which participants have the opportunity to raise money. Kinesiology freshman Nya McWoods volunteered at the event through Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity. She passed out water and medals to race participants. McWoods said she looked forward to completing the race at the end of the day after all the registered participants finished. Some warriors took their role seriously and chose to dress in costume. Many participants wore fuzzy Viking-like helmets, while

others stepped outside of the box. “This dude shaved his chest hair into a bikini top and bottom,” McWoods said. Other costumes seen at the race included a banana suit, Kisslike face makeup and Perry the Platypus from the Disney Channel show “Phineas and Ferb.” Taylor Landry, accounting sophomore, said her friend encouraged her to take part in the race this year, but she also wanted to do it to raise money for St. Jude’s. Landry said this was her first time participating and she feared the vertical climb of the “Great Warrior Wall” most because she said she doesn’t have much upper body strength. Tylyn Corona, University alumna, affirmed Landry’s fears and said the “Great Warrior Wall” was the hardest part for her, too. Corona said her favorite part was getting down in the mud during the “Muddy Mayhem” obstacle. Completing this obstacle required participants to military crawl underneath barbed wire through muddy water. After finishing the race, of-age participants had the opportunity to drink beer, eat giant turkey legs and listen to a band.

CRIME LSU student arrested for principal to attempted first-degree murder released on $100K bond Nathan Yuhas, a University environmental engineering student, was released from Orleans Parish Prison on Saturday on $100,000 bond, according to Yuhas, 18, was charged with principal to attempt first-degree murder after allegedly helping his friend Nicole Boover kill her mother. Boover, a 19-year-old University biological sciences student, remains in prison on a charge of attempted first-degree murder. Her bond is set for $500,000. Yuhas was with Boover when she fired three shots at the front door of her mother’s apartment Oct. 8 in New Orleans. Police reports say Boover planned to kill her mother for inheritance money then flee the state. Yuhas told police he was offered a $50,000 cut for his help.

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Warrior Dash runners trudge through a mud pit to the finish line during the race in Denham Springs on Saturday.

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[Left] Participants begin running the Warrior Dash. [Right] Warrior Dash participants leap over fire toward the end of the race.

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Law school grad represents state in Cosmopolitan

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She mouthed, “This is my son,” but said the girls didn’t seem to understand. The only feedback that makes her feel uncomfortable is her “longtime lady friends” callDanielle Kelley ing her son “hot,” Peggy said. Contributing Writer Chenevert said he has reMost law school graduates ceived attention from women are worried about passing the bar, since the magazine’s publication, but Ryan Chenevert has another but contest rules prohibit him from dating until the competition contest on his mind. The University and LSU is over. Some feedback from women Paul M. Hebert Law Center alumnus was chosen by Cosmo- on his Twitter and email have politan magazine to represent been “awkward” and “random,” Louisiana in its Cosmo Bachelor but he said the creepiest piece of the Year 2012 Contest. He is of fan mail was a photoshopped pictured shirtless climbing out of self-portrait with the caption, a swimming pool in the Novem- “Can I keep you?” Chenevert said his ideal ber edition of the magazine. Chenevert said he flew to woman has strong faith and love for family and New York for the friends. photo shoot and He said he will fly back for ‘I’m endearing, quirky, the winner an- driven and loyal to every was “so shy” growing up, but nouncement parwoman I’ve dated.’ law school taught ty. him confidence. Chenevert is Even still, he was the only lawyer Ryan Chenevert nervous when his of the 52 bachUniversity alumnus and Cosmo friend submitted elors competing Bachelor of the Year finalist him in the compefor the $10,000 tition. grand prize, goChenevert said he felt uneasy ing up against personal trainers, Olympians, fire spinners and per- about the New York photo shoot, but the photographers’ helpfulformers. He is currently a judicial ness made him a little more comlaw clerk and works for District fortable. “The photographer [says], Judge Ralph Tureau. Chenevert’s mother Peggy ‘Give me more!’ and me and my Chenevert said she was at first awkward self, I don’t know what concerned for her son’s future I’m doing,” he laughed. Chenevert career after he said he is only doposed shirtless ing the competiin the swimming How to cast your vote: tion for fun. pool for the mag“I don’t have azine. Go to “Of course sex-love/bachelors-2012 before 7 any aspirations to use that to propel the first thing that went through my a.m. Thursday to pick your favorite me to anything else in the spotmind was ‘My bachelor. light,” he said. “It goodness,’” she was just a friend said. “What if one day he wants to run for a judge- that asked me to submit me.” People can vote for their faship or political office? How vorite bachelor at cosmopolitan. would that look?” But Chenevert’s current com until 7 a.m. on Thursday. boss, Tureau, even voted for him online Oct. 1, the first day of voting, Chenevert said. “I was really nervous about Contact Danielle Kelley at telling him about winning, and I wasn’t sure how he would take it,” Chenvert said. His mother said the family is supportive and that she bought all six copies of the magazine at her local Albertsons the day she found out it was on stands, bragging to cashiers about her son’s appearance. She said she flipped through the magazine, with model Kate Upton gracing the cover, on the car ride home. “There were three young ladies in the car next to me, and I guess snickering because they saw the cover,” she said.

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‘Sleepwalk with Me’ heads series of indie films to be shown in BR Megan Dunbar Staff Writer

Tango music filled the Manship Theatre on Friday evening before the first Baton Rouge showing of “Sleepwalk with Me,” a film from NPR’s Ira Glass that is part of a series of independent films the Manship Theatre is bringing to Baton Rouge. Glass, host of NPR program “This American Life,” and star of the movie, Mike Birbiglia, launched a campaign to get the movie into more theaters than “The Avengers.” In their first weekend, “Sleepwalk with Me” grossed more per screen than the blockbuster hit. “Sleepwalk with Me” showed on one screen. “The Avengers” showed on more than 4,000. Glass appeared at the Union Theater last month to promote the film, as well as to talk about his radio experience, and how he likes to make stories come alive. When Glass came onstage, the lights remained off for a few minutes as he spoke about the difference

between radio and movies, and how in movies, the audience gets to see the characters. In an interview with The Chicago Tribune, Glass said this was one of the main differences between writing a script for radio and a screenplay for a movie. The Baton Rouge audience had differing reactions to the movie. Baton Rouge resident Jeff Carney said it accurately depicted sleepwalking, based on his own experience. “It’s true to form,” Carney said. Resident Andrea Galinsky agreed, saying the movie was emotionally true. Galinsky said she felt Baton Rouge has been in an indie movie drought, and “Sleepwalk with Me” was a welcome change. Baton Rouge resident Jennifer Carwile said she thought the movie moved a bit slowly, and she knew from the beginning how the relationship of the two main characters would end. “I thought it was going to be

funnier,” Carwile said. “Sleepwalk with Me” will play for the last time at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Manship Theatre. Film programmer for the theater Jason Langlois said the idea to show “Sleepwalk with Me” came in an email from WRKF, Baton Rouge’s NPR affiliate. Langlois said the theater normally hosts live concerts and ballet performances, but is trying to get into the indie film scene. The Manship Theatre hosts one new film per month. He stressed the idea that they accept suggestions. “We can guess what people want to see, but sometimes we guess wrong.” Langlois said people with movie ideas can post on the Manship Theatre’s Facebook page if they had any in mind.

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Students gathered in solidarity for victims of abuse near the Memorial Tower on Sunday during the 26th annual Take Back the Night candlelight vigil and march.

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website. supports 12 different languages, including German and English. In addition, 69 percent of the top 100 colleges and universities listed on the News and World Reports’ ranking use the website. The University doesn’t currently subscribe to anti-plagiarism software, but Veldman said she frequently finds cases of academic dishonesty. “Every year I have found a student plagiarizing, but usually it is not intentional,” Veldman said. “In our cut-and-paste, mix-andmatch culture, a lot of students don’t attribute their information correctly.” Veldman said the software could be useful in fields such as political science and history but stressed she wouldn’t be in favor of the resolution if it forms an adversarial relationship with students. Instead, she proposed that students submit drafts to check if their paper contains cases of

academic dishonesty before turning in a final draft. Plagiarism is also common in foreign languages. “If an essay contains a structure that language learners usually don’t master before their second or third year, like the subjunctive mode or genitive case, I know that a student in the first semester cannot possibly have written it,” Hachmann said. “When I taught upper-level classes ... I used search engines to check for plagiarism, if I suspected it.” Student reactions were mixed. Kinesiology sophomore Megan Haygood said the program could show false cases of plagiarism. “Someone’s paper could show that they were copying something when in reality they didn’t copy anything at all,” Haygood said. “The writing might be similar enough that it seems like plagiarism when it really is not at all.” However, marketing senior Thomas Green said he is in favor of an anti-plagiarism service. “There are a lot of students

Tune in to 91.1 for radio coverage of the event. that spend hours writing term papers and essays,” Green said. “On the other hand, some people spend a few minutes copying some online essay.” The resolution will be read for a second time and possibly voted on at the Faculty Senate’s November meeting.

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From that point on, Dworaczyk said everyone had an understanding that their quarterback wouldn’t be touched. The Tiger O-line kept its word, effectively shutting down one of the nation’s most productive defensive lines. The Gamecock defense led the Southeastern Conference with 25 sacks through the first six games of the season. On Saturday night, they were held to South Carolina senior linebacker Shaq Wilson’s lone

COSBY, from page 1 of the word woman stems from Adam’s reaction upon seeing his naked helper – “Woooo! Man.” And the snake is only one of three animals to cross the Almighty one since God left baboons to suffer an incurable case of backside inflamation and penguins to wobble without knees. Coming from the sensible Dr. Huxtable, the stories seemed strangely believable. The funniest quip of the set came when Cosby decided to showcase his talents as an impersonator and channel the Holy one. “Didn’t-est I-est tell-est you-est to-est not-est eat-est the fruit-est?” Cosby said. Adam’s trembled response, “Yes-est-est-est” sent the audience into a frenzy, causing Cosby to raise his hand in triumph. At this point, every face was glued to center stage, hanging on every word uttered by the comedian. Cosby then shifted toward his trademarked bit on unruly children and the chaos they often bring. After a quick poll of mothers in the crowd, he began telling the story of his firstborn’s temper tantrum. Just as every other prepubescent child, Cosby’s daughter finally gathered the courage to tell her mother that she didn’t want to be born. Being long immersed in the language of sassy children, Cosby said he almost chimed in. “About nine months ago, I released about 60 million men,” Cosby said. “The idea was the one that makes it to the egg first lives.” While Cosby couldn’t bring himself to tell this to his child, the slightly suggestive joke was a delightful surprise and put the audience over the edge. As the act went on, Cosby began to delve deeper into details of his own upbringing. He used his words to paint images of his childhood memories, each universal in theme. The story of growing up “broke” and sharing “nothing” with two brothers resonated with the crowd. Cosby has a knack for creating characters and relaying details of his life to reach a variety of people. Every story seemed to transcend age, gender and culture. The more Cosby talked, the more people felt the engagement. The crazier the expression of his face, the louder the laughs. After years of performing, Cosby hasn’t lost his comedic touch. He exited the stage Sunday to a standing ovation, leaving a pleased audience wanting more. Contact David Jones at

third-quarter sack and never recorded so much as a single quarterback hurry. That statistic was made even more impressive considering the fact that sophomore left guard La’el Collins and senior center P.J. Lonergan were the only two remaining first week offensive line starters to begin the game Saturday night. “I thought the old man out there at left tackle had a hell of a game,” Mettenberger said. “He was all over [defensive end Jadeveon] Clowney all night. And the two young guys, Vadal [Alexander] and Trai [Turner], played lights out.”

The Daily Reveille Prior to the South Carolina game, the LSU offensive line allowed 15 sacks this season, six of which came at the hands of two SEC defenses (Auburn and Florida), including two from the last high profile defensive end Dworaczyk had to block, Auburn’s Corey Lemonier. After Auburn, LSU junior defensive end Sam Montgomery promised he would take it upon himself to work harder in practice to make sure Dworaczyk and the rest of the offensive line would be better prepared for the other deadly SEC pass rushes. “Having such a big name coming in like Clowney, I was

Monday, October 15, 2012 going to make sure they were ready,” Montgomery said. “Had to slap them around, had to give them some of that Saturday night Sam Montgomery. Just to make sure they were ready for war … I refuse to let somebody come in and jump on them like that.” Mentally, the Tiger offense showed glimpses of the old Mad Hatter play calling, running out of formations the South Carolina defense hadn’t seen, most notably the unveiling of the “Ware-cat” formation. LSU coach Les Miles said the new, more creative plays have always been in the playbook — this was just the first time the Tigers decided

to use them. Sophomore wide receiver Jarvis Landry took it a step further, saying Florida was a “wakeup call” for the offense. “If you look at things from previous games, even the Florida game, we had opportunities to score,” Landry said. “I feel like this today it was the stress of, you have to get it, you have to win. We kind of played most of our cards doing things we do well.” Contact Mike Gegenheimer at


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Hill of a Game Jeremy Hill, offensive line improbably tow LSU to victory

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LSU freshman running back Jeremy Hill (33) runs into the end zone Saturday in the fourth quarter of LSU’s 23-21 victory against South Carolina in Tiger Stadium.

With a little help from Hill was celebrating in the a new-look offensive line, end zone once again. it was fi“When Alex Cassara nally Jeremy you can put Sports Writer Hill’s, and long drives LSU’s, turn. t o g e t h e r, With his team hold- and you can continue to ing a 16-14 lead over wear on really a quality then-No. 3 South Caro- defensive front, you can lina, the LSU freshman break plays like Jeremy running back stood be- Hill’s,” said LSU coach hind junior quarterback Les Miles. Zach Mettenberger and Five minutes of inawaited the snap. He’d game time later, Hill was already reached pay dirt celebrating in the student in the third quarter to put section. Riding Hill to the Tigers up temporarily, victory, No. 6 LSU debut what followed would feated No. 9 South Caroassure the win. lina, 23-21, on Saturday He took a power night in its most complete pitch, the same one he performance of the seascored on earlier in the son. game, but this time he It was a bludgeontook to the right side ing of which the Tigers behind Trai Turner and were on the receiving end Vadal Alexander, two against No. 3 Florida last freshmen linemen. The week. Gamecocks defense, The defense was which had been on the worn down by the Gators’ field for most of the game, persistent rushing attack, was “huffin’ and puffin,’” forced to stay on the field Hill said. for 37 minutes and 24 He banged up into seconds. The possession and past the heart of the time was flipped in LSU’s defense, then turned on favor Saturday, allowing the burners, outrunning the secondary. In no time, HILL, see page 11

Tigers’ victory fueled by motivation MIC’D UP MICAH BEDARD Sports Columnist Motivation wasn’t hard to come by Saturday night in Death Valley. The Tigers knew what was at stake. Win and continue pursuing their preseason goal of reaching the BCS National Championship or lose for the second time in two weeks and watch dreams of playing in Miami, Fla., in January go down the drain. LSU chose the former. Having their backs against the wall was the best thing that could have happened to the Tigers. Playing loose and with a chip on their shoulder showed a completely different team than it did earlier this season. “Maybe we needed a loss to get that hunger back, knowing that everything doesn’t come so easily,” LSU said defensive end Sam Montgomery after the game. “This team has been like a sleeping giant.” Consider this giant awoken. The Tigers’ confidence was taken from them against the Gators. The offense couldn’t stay on the field, the defense couldn’t get off of it and being in a hostile environment with nowhere to turn for support finally caught up to them in the loss column after 19 regular season wins. MOTIVATION, see page 10


Jones lifts Tigers past Alabama in Sunday’s four-set victory Mannari picks up 1,000th career dig Tyler Nunez Sports Contributor

The LSU volleyball team took down Alabama on Sunday in a four-set skirmish that saw the achievement of a slew of individual and team goals. “It was a lot of fun,” said

senior outside hitter Madie Jones. “That was one of my favorite games we’ve played all year.” The Tigers (8-11) defeated Alabama (14-7) with big plays late in sets, something players and coaches felt they struggled with in their loss to Tennessee on Wednesday night. Despite Alabama having late leads in the second and fourth sets, LSU never lost its composure and was able to take both sets with late-set heroics.

“The second set was the best set that we’ve played all year,” said LSU coach Fran Flory. “… It’s the first time the other team has made a run, and we didn’t panic.” Perhaps the biggest point of the game came late in the fourth set when Jones put an end to a seemingly infinite rally to tie the set at 20. The crowd in the PMAC VOLLEYBALL, see page 11


LSU junior middle blocker Desiree Elliott (4), senior outside hitter Madie Jones (6) and sophomore setter Malorie Pardo (14) celebrate a point Sunday in the PMAC during the Tigers’ win against Alabama.

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Lady Tigers cap season with fourth-place finish in Arkansas Tigers finish No. 22 out of 34 James Moran

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The LSU women’s cross country team capped off a strong regular season with a fourthplace finish at the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark., on Saturday. Going into the tournament, LSU coach Mark Elliott said the 43-team event would feature the highest level of competition his team would see all season. “The women ran awesome today,” Elliott said. “I think that is our highest finish ever in a large meet with this amount of competition.” Senior Laura Carleton finished fourth individually, with a time 20:59.9 to continue a strong final season at LSU. On the season, Carleton now has two victories and a fifth-place finish to go along with Saturday’s fourth-place result.

“I have never even come in the top 15 at this race,” Carleton said. “I was just aiming for the top 10 and to finish fourth feels amazing.” The next-highest LSU finishers were junior Natoya Goule at No. 32, senior Dakota Goodman at No. 43 and senior Brea Goodman at No. 55. The host No. 11 Arkansas Razorbacks won the meet, with Oklahoma senior Jess Engel finishing first individually. The Lady Tigers will not run competitively again until the Southeastern Conference championship meet Oct. 26. “I think our strong performances have given this team a lot of confidence,” Carleton said. “Now there are some expectations on our team and we need to go out and have a good showing at the championship meet.” The LSU men finished No. 22 out of 34 men’s teams in the Tigers’ first 10k race of the season. “Collectively as a race the team ran better,” Elliott said. “Our one through five guys ran as

well as we think they can and we did extremely well considering the length and the level of competition at this meet.” Senior Roger Cooke led the Tigers with a time of 33:00.7, which helped the No. 107 overall. The next Tigers to cross the finish line were sophomores Philip Primeaux at No. 151 and Bryan Mutell at No. 160. Freshman Travis Pope finished No. 166. “We don’t have that strong of a men’s team this year but they are young and they get better every week,” Elliott said. “At this point, we just need one more guy to step up so we can have a stronger, more balanced lineup for the conference race.”

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A fast start by the Lady Tigers faded quickly after two disappointing final rounds at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C., resulting in an eighth-place finish. The Lady Tigers sent five golfers to the course this weekend, as juniors Ali Lucas and Lindsay Gahm, sophomore Madelene Sagstrom and freshmen Elise Bradley and Nadine Dreher played for the team score. The top performers from last week’s Liz Murphey Fall Preview, Gahm and Sagstrom, came out swinging efficiently at the University of North Carolina Finley Golf Club during the three-day tournament, posting a 6-over par 222 and a 2-over 218 respectively. Lucas also performed well, hitting a 7-over 223 over three rounds. The same couldn’t be said for the two freshmen on the squad, as Bradley and Dreher combined to shoot 39-over par for the tournament. “They need to eliminate the big holes,” said LSU coach Karen Bahnsen. “Elise stepped up today, and that was big for her because she came back from a bad start. They’re still working very hard.” Bahnsen noted before the

tournament that she was looking for improvement out of her younger golfers behind the leadership of Gahm and Sagstrom. Neither disappointed on the first day of competition. Gahm came out firing on all cylinders, finishing the first round with a 1-under 71 performance. Sagstrom finished at 2-over 74 before the sun set over the course Friday. Lucas also delivered a 2-over opening round, putting LSU in a solid position to make a run at a topfive finish. The second day brought much of the same from the veterans of the team, as Gahm shot a 2-over 74, Sagstrom shot even-par and Lucas fired a 3-over 75. That round wasn’t nearly as kind to LSU’s freshman class.

After mediocre performances in round one, both Bradley and Dreher found themselves struggling on day two. Bradley completed the second round with a 10-over 82. Dreher didn’t fare much better, as a 9-over 81 left the squad with a tall hill to climb to squeeze out a finish in the top five. As the sun rose over the course on day three, the Tigers looked to improve on the previous morning’s poor play. Sagstrom ended her final round on a high note, shooting for even-par 72, finishing tied for seventh overall. “[Sagstrom] is just a really solid player,” Bahnsen said. “She didn’t have her best ball striking, but she just stays tough mentally.” Lucas and Bradley both

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finished with a 2-over 74. Gahm and Dreher completed their tournament performances at 5-over 77 and 10-over 82 respectively, failing to make strides in the final round. The Lady Tigers play next at the Alamo Invitational in San Antonio,

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NEW YORK (AP) — Anibal Sanchez and the Detroit Tigers made the plays, got a favorable call from an umpire and took advantage of their few chances at the plate. The reward: a commanding lead in the AL championship series, and a trip home with their ace ready to start. Sanchez shut down a Yankees lineup minus injured Derek Jeter, and Detroit won without any drama, beating New York 3-0 Sunday for a 2-0 cushion. Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda pitched perfect ball into the sixth inning. But the slumping New York hitters looked lost a day after their captain broke his ankle in the 12th inning of a 6-4 loss. Making his second postseason start, Sanchez pitched threehit ball deep into the game to make Tigers manager Jim Leyland’s handling of a bullpen without struggling closer Jose Valverde a lot easier. The Tigers scored twice in the eighth after second base umpire Jeff Nelson missed a call on a twoout tag at second base. Yankees manager Joe Girardi argued, and was ejected on his 48th birthday. Game 3 in the best-of-seven series is Tuesday night in Detroit, with reigning AL MVP Justin Verlander starting for the Tigers against Phil Hughes. Verlander went 2-0 in the division series versus Oakland, including a four-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts in the decisive Game 5. The Tigers led 1-0 in the eighth and had Omar Infante on first with two outs. Austin Jackson singled and when Infante took a wide turn at second, right fielder Nick Swisher threw behind him. Robinson Cano made a swipe tag as Infante made a head-first dive back to second. Cano missed Infante’s arm but brushed his body, replays clearly showed. But Nelson called Infante safe. Cano and Girardi pleaded the call to no avail. Boone Logan replaced Kuroda and gave up an RBI single to pinch hitter Avisail Garcia to make it 2-0. Girardi returned to lift Logan for Joba Chamberlain, and then he remained on the field to resume the argument. Red-faced with neck muscles bulging, Girardi could be seen shouting at Nelson, “You were right there. How could you miss it?” He was tossed by Nelson for his first postseason ejection. Miguel Cabrera added a runscoring single in the inning. Cano had no luck at the plate, either. The All-Star’s slump extended to a record 26 hitless at-bats in a single postseason, breaking the mark of 24 set by Baltimore’s Bobby Bonilla in 1996. There were many empty seats near the foul poles, and a subdued crowd spent much of the day

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venting its frustration, booing the punchless Yankees. The 47,082 in attendance reserved its biggest cheers early for Jeter, who broke his ankle in the 12th inning of Saturday night’s 6-4 loss. While the Yankees are headed to Detroit for what they hope will be three games, their captain will fly to Charlotte, N.C., to visit a foot specialist. Jhonny Peralta singled in the sixth for the Tigers’ first baserunner against Kuroda, who was pitching on short rest for the first time in his big league career. Young then gave Detroit the lead with a forceout grounder in the seventh, a night after putting the Tigers ahead in the 12th inning with a double. Sanchez has had quite the success in the Bronx. He made his big league debut at the old Yankee Stadium when it was across the street, and pitched five 2-3 shutout innings for Marlins in 2006. The only player to notch two hits against him in that game was Jeter. Pitching for the first time in this four-year-old ballpark — and in front of his parents — Sanchez limited the slumping Yankees to just three hits and three walks, one an intentional pass to Raul Ibanez. When Ichiro Suzuki reached on Sanchez’s fielding error to open the sixth and advanced to third with two outs, Peralta was there to bail out his pitcher with another nifty play, bare-handing a slow grounder for the third out. Sanchez made a crafty play of his own in the first with runners on first and second, reaching behind

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his back to glove Russell Martin’s comebacker. Leyland took Valverde out of consideration for the closer role on Sunday. Valverde gave up a pair of two-run homers in the ninth inning Saturday night and also blew a save in the division series. Former Yankees reliever Phil Coke pitched two innings for the save. Kuroda did all he could to help keep it close for the Yankees’ anemic offense. Curtis Granderson went 0 for 3 with three strikeouts and a walk and Alex Rodriguez singled in the ninth for his third hit of the postseason and finished 1 for 4. ARod is 0 for 18 with 12 Ks against right-handed pitchers in these playoffs. When he lined out to left

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page 10 MOTIVATION, from page 7 It was the exact opposite vibe in Tiger Stadium on Saturday. For the first time all season, 92,734 fans dressed in gold came out in force. No one left at halftime, nobody booed the Tigers. The fans knew after being at the lowest of lows coming back from The Swamp last weekend, it was their job to make sure the Tigers felt back at home in one of the loudest venues in the country. “That was Death Valley. That was the place where opponents’ dreams come to die. It started early, and it ended late,” coach Les Miles said after the 23-21 victory against South Carolina. Playing on the road in the Southeastern Conference is a daunting task for any of the 14 teams in the league. But getting a chance to play in front of a home crowd a week after being exposed on the road couldn’t have been a more welcome sign for the Tigers. Raucous support from the Tiger Stadium stands wasn’t the only source of off-the-field inspiration for LSU on Saturday. The 2011 LSU defense’s trademark was big plays. Just when it seemed like momentum was slipping out of the Tigers’ fingers, it was usually the defense that was able to flip the switch and put the game out of reach. Tyrann Mathieu was the guy who flipped that switch last season. Through their first six games in 2012, the Tigers looked like they were still trying to find someone to be that spark on defense. They didn’t find a Mathieu clone, and they never will. But collectively, the big play defense is back. “We kind of took a page out of Tyrann’s book tonight,” said

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LSU junior defensive end Sam Montgomery (99) celebrates after a sack Saturday during the Tigers’ 23-21 win against South Carolina in Tiger Stadium.

junior linebacker Lamin Barrow. “People say we miss him and of course we do, but we had a couple turnovers tonight and we played a great game.” With the offense struggling in the red zone, junior safety Eric Reid’s interception in the fourth quarter was the biggest play the defense has made since Reid ripped the ball out of Alabama tight end Michael Williams’ grasp against the Crimson Tide on Nov. 5, 2011. It’s clear despite wanting to get a win at home or hush the critics that wrote them off last week, the Tigers had to get a win for Montgomery. The junior defensive end, the lone LSU player on the roster who hails from the Palmetto State, has been waiting for this game since he set foot on campus. Montgomery came to LSU to buck the trend and show the rest of the country South

Carolina natives didn’t just succeed collegiately at South Carolina or Clemson. “Sam’s the emotional leader on our team,” Barrow said. “Him coming from South Carolina playing against his hometown team, it meant a lot for him. It felt great to get a win for him.” For the Tigers, it had to feel good to get a win, period. A decisive victory against a top-five team is an even better morale boost. LSU has regained its hunger. The rest of the country should take notice. Micah Bedard is a 22-year-old history senior from Houma.

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the defensive unit to keep Heisman candidate Marcus Lattimore bottled for 35 net rushing yards. “The only reason we probably won is because the offensive linemen … playing so great like they did,” said junior defensive end Sam Montgomery. “Zach Mettenberger rarely got touched today.” The offensive line allowed only one sack to the Southeastern Conference’s best pass rush and helped the Tigers rush for 258 net yards, which is a surprise considering the shuffle it continued to be subjected to leading up to this game. An already reeling front-five was without veterans Josh Williford, the junior who was concussed by the Gators, and Alex Hurst, who Miles said had been dealing with “personal issues” all week. “Only thing I can tell you is he wasn’t here, and we wish him the very best,” Miles said of Hurst after Saturday’s game. “He has a, you know, he’s sidelined for some time.” Senior lineman Josh Dworaczyk, who’s also in a relatively new role starting at left tackle, said the team realized it was do-or-die this week. Instead of going to see a movie like the line typically does on Friday nights before a game, they stayed in and watched film. He pointed in particular to the two freshmen, who were relied upon heavily down the stretch when LSU repeatedly ran power to their side. “Trai’s “Bull” and “Dozer’s” Vadal,” Dworaczyk said. “Man, those two are some road graders. … It’s incredible the way they got the movement, and Hill was able to bust through.” When junior starting running back Spencer Ware went down with what Miles called a “significant body cramp,” Miles said the team was fortunate that Hill was ready to step in. “Once you come here, you know you’re going to have to wait your turn to play,” Hill said of the team’s depth at running back. “But once you get that opportunity, you’ve got to take advantage of it and run with it.” Starting the season as the team’s fifth-string running back, Hill led the Tigers on the ground Saturday with 124 yards on 17 carries. He also took a screen pass 21 yards on an early third-and-10. Hill came to LSU at a disadvantage. He should’ve been in the mix last season, but a sexual assault arrest forced him to sit out until this spring. He deflected questions asking if he was ever in doubt that this night would come following the arrest, but it’s clear the game’s significance was not lost on him. “I’ve just got to keep it in my memory,” Hill said. “I’ll never forget this night, kind of my first night showing the world what I can do. But it’s not about me, it’s about the team, and I think the team did a good job tonight.”

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erupted as a result, forcing Alabama to call a timeout and giving the Tigers the momentum they needed to take the set and the match. “I think that was the key,” Flory said. “I think the team that won that rally probably wins the match.”

Jones led LSU tallying 25 kills with only three hitting errors and a .431 attacking percentage. With this performance, Jones surpassed junior middle blocker Desiree Elliott as LSU’s attacking leader with 257 total kills and 3.62 kills per set. “When we need plays, that’s who we’re going to set the ball for,” said senior libero Meghan

page 11 Mannari about Jones. “She just did a great job of, not only making kills, but keeping the ball in play when we needed to.” Mannari was celebrated after the game, as she became just the 12th player in LSU history to eclipse 1,000 career digs. “[Meghan] will go down in my books as one of the best,” Flory said. “… She’s been such

a stabilizing force in our program on and off the court, and our backcourt defense is not close to what it is today without Meghan on the court.”

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Tanks for Nothing

Congressmen protect own interests, promote funding for needless tanks FRIED PHILOSOPHY AARON FRIEDMAN Columnist In World War II, our military needs were met in the same manner most Michael Bay movies are made: By pumping in more money and explosions. In such an era, the M1 Abrams tank would have triumphed and proliferated. Today, despite Congress’s insistence on the continued production of tanks, the whimsical Michael Bay approach to military matters is outdated. Rather than transform into futuristic robots, more than 2,000 Abrams tanks are becoming costly placeholders in a deserted parking lot hours north of Reno, Nev. Due to ceaseless production since WWII, the Army now finds itself with a surplus of tanks in a world where, as Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno put it, it’s unlikely “we’ll ever see a straight conventional conflict again in the future.” This situation is not without its positives. By Army calculations, halting the production, maintenance and refurbishing of the tanks for a three-year period while new technologies are developed will yield a taxpayer savings of $3 billion. In the face of a nearly $500 billion Defense Department budget cut over the next decade, it is a modest sum but a step in the right direction. Congress, however, thinks otherwise. The confounding

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conclusion to make more tanks was reached by 173 House members of both Democratic and Republican parties. The half-baked idea was mailed to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on April 20 by a presumably stoned Congress. I’ll also assume they spent the remainder of the day battling for year-round production of Girl Scout cookies and “Adventure Time.” The prospect of a giggly Congress is about as appealing as the reality; Congress, out of touch with national interests, is pandering to pet projects and lobbyists. While the letter declares, “modest and continued Abrams production for the Army is necessary to protect the industrial base,” a different story involving tank manufacturer General Dynamics has emerged. The $32 billion-earning private company employs approximately 95,000 people, including the 16,000 jobs associated with the factory in Lima, Ohio where the tanks are made. This figure likely omits the 29 lobbying companies it hires and the 137 congressmen who signed the letter and received more than $2 million in campaign contributions from GD since 2001. Data collected by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics shows that in 2011 alone, lobbying expenditures for GD totaled more than $11 million, amounting to more than $84 million in an 11-year span. Further studies by journalism watchdog group the Center for Public Integrity show that donations often coincide with periods where tank fabrication is up for voting.

That's what they (LSU Admin) accused us (Tiger Band) of in 1987 when "Tiger Rag" was removed. What happens when they pick another song, what if it's another Traditional LSU song? Are they just going to stop playing altogether? The Administration needs to deal with this problem. Take their tickets away, then notice how quickly they change their behavior. Or disperse them throughout the stadium, stick them in the upper decks, make them pay full price for the tickets so they appreciate the privilege of being an LSU student. They want to act like children? Treat them as such. I'm continually disgusted

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The General Dynamics Land System shows the production of an Abrams tank in Lima, Ohio. Rows of sand-colored armored vehicles ready for deployment are parked outside the nation’s only tank manufacturing plant.

GD’s Vice President for Government Relations and Communications Kendell Pease said, “Shame on us if we don’t go and tell [Congress] our side, because the Army is doing the same thing as we’re doing, having just as many meetings as we are.” Pease, however, is only protecting the interests of a minority, which he admits is not part of the industrial base and will not perish during the production hiatus. I sympathize with workers at the Lima facility and related plants across the country who may be seeking other employment, but producing tanks the Army neither needs nor wants will not benefit the

nation as a whole. Even if the $3 billion saved isn’t magically re-appropriated to more worthwhile causes — like education or the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which only received a comparatively small $445 million for the 2012 fiscal year — the production will still leave innumerable useless tanks on our hands. At this point, they’d either go to waste in a parking lot or be sold abroad. Unfortunately, we’ve frequently been met with situations that blow up in our faces and enemies who wish to make that phrase literal. Our money and weapons have ended up in the hands of

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Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega and countless others. I’d like to think the surplus tanks would not find their way to some of our current, shaky allies or even enemies, but not all things are as certain as the strength of the M1 Abrams. Aaron Friedman is a 22-year-old writing and culture senior from Destrehan.

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VP debate showcases the men behind the race BUT HE MEANS WELL GORDON BRILLON Columnist It’s been a tough few weeks for those of us following the neverending trainwreck that is American politics. The presidential debate was a harrowing spectacle of insincere half-smiles, stammered apologies and enough pithy “zingers” to fill a half-hour of an Aaron Sorkin script. It was enough to make a young political junkie swear it all off — that is, until Thursday night, when the call of the vice presidential debate proved too much to resist. It was all set up to be the battle of the campaign. Republican boy genius Paul Ryan duking it out with crazy Uncle Joe, bare-knuckled after the timid sparring of their running mates. For the most part, it didn’t disappoint. Moderator Martha Raddatz largely controlled the proceedings well while also allowing plenty of elaboration and backand-forth between the candidates. You can, however, tell the debate commission misses the days of widely known, well-respected

journalists like Tom Brokaw and Peter Jennings. The debate as a whole was an interesting clash of two styles – Biden’s folksy, personal approach to politics against Ryan’s newschool emphasis on theory. Politics aside, it was this battle between two generations that produced the night’s most memorable moments. It was a tight competition, unlikely to change anyone’s mind, but it did give us some insight into the workings of both campaigns and the minds of the second men on the ticket. Ryan gave a strong account of himself and toed the line well, but Biden’s overriding charm and humanity ultimately won the night. Ryan came across as wellcoached, giving clear and concise answers right from the beginning, while Biden took some time to find his rhythm. Biden mumbled and stuttered his way through the first questions about foreign policy, which really should have been one of his advantages over Ryan. Romney’s attack on the president’s response to the attack on the Libyan consulate was disgracefully cynical in a time that called for national unity, and Biden failed to play up that angle. Instead, he rambled about Afghanistan and allowed Ryan to take control of the issue.

Biden only started coming into his own by calling Ryan out on his “malarkey.” This was where Obama failed in his debate, by staying silent and staring at the floor while Romney blatantly lied. Throughout the debate, Biden was unafraid to interrupt Ryan and Raddatz when he had a point to make. In the more relaxed setting of the vice presidential debate, it only helped his image as a straight talker. Ryan had the zinger of the night, quipping about Biden’s famous ability to misspeak on the campaign trail, though I was also a fan of Biden’s “Oh, now you’re Jack Kennedy?” If we learned anything from this debate, though, it’s that quick thinking and witty replies aren’t everything. Biden’s constant hounding about every fact Ryan got wrong and his insistence on setting the record straight proved much more powerful than any amount of pre-planned one-liners. I mean, who even remembers the guy who told Dan Quayle, “You’re no Jack Kennedy”? The debate’s most powerful moment came near the end, and, like most of the debate, did not fall clearly to one side or the other. On a question about their personal views on religion and abortion, Biden and Ryan both set politics

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Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan participate in the vice presidential debate at Centre College on Thursday.

aside for a moment so we could see the men underneath. For the first time ever, both vice presidential candidates are Catholics, and in answering this question, we saw a few moments of real empathy between the two. It was a fitting ending to a contest where each candidate showed off their strengths. Neither party will benefit hugely from the debate, but both sides will feel confident that they

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Congressman Paul Ryan 5. I'll put this geriatric in a home if he laughs at me one more time. Did he not see my photo shoot with Time magazine? 4. If Vice President Gary Busey over here can take mushrooms before the show, I should be able to show my abs. 3. All right, I get it when I talk about green jobs, but what is he laughing at now? 2. This really needs to wrap up if I'm going to catch the midnight premiere of “Atlas Shrugged Part II.” ERIC GAY / The Associated Press

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Vice President Joe Biden 5. That one where Dennis and Mac run for office? Classic. 4. Don’t laugh too much, Joe, or they’ll all know you’re on mushrooms. 3. Remember your expletive replacements: malarkey, shenanigans and, uh, stuff. 2. I know they say don't look directly into the camera, but that's a bunch of stuff. 1. Don't laugh at this one, Joe. It's about abortion.

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Cleaners 17732 Highland Rd. @ I-10 by country club of La. 229-6998 THE CHIMES RESTAURANT at the north gates of LSU is hiring experienced hostesses, servers and bus staff. Apply in person between 2-4 M-F. 225.383.1754 LOVE KIDS? Love teaching? Elite Gymnastics, located on Bluebonnet Blvd., is looking for young and enthusiastic females who have basic gymnastics knowledge to teach beginner classes in the evenings and Saturdays. Please call or stop by for more information. 225.252.7592 ACCOUNTING Part-time accounting clerk. $12.50 hr. Contact Walter Brock for more details and an interview 225.926.5520 EVENT STAFF NEEDED Award winning catering company looking for responsible holiday staff. Valid drivers licence, and ability to pass drug and background checks. Check us out on Facebook Culinary Productions Email us at: TIGERLAND DOMINO’SNOW Hiring Assistant Managers Manage your own store in less than 6 months Competitive Pay / Benefits No Experience Necessary Must have a dependable car with insurance and a good driving record. Send Resume to k_golden@bellsouth. net or call Ken Golden@ 601.695.2760 STUDENTPAYOUTS. COM Paid Survey Takers Needed In Baton Rogue. 100% Free To Join! Click On Surveys. MATH TUTORS WANTED! Must be excellent at high school math, friendly, good with kids. Must be available 3-6pm at least two weekdays. $12/ hour. Contact us at batonrouge@ or 753-6284. COOKS, BUSSERS AND HOSTESS at Ruth’s Chris Steak House Baton Rouge Come fill out an application between 2pm-4pm Monday- Friday 4836 Constituion Ave. 225.925.016 CHICK-FIL-A MALL OF LOUISIANA Now Hiring!! Flexible Hours, Competitive Pay. Stop by and fill out application 225.757.0165 COUNTER CLERK part time flexible hours and days. Will work around school schedule. Welsh’s

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

HOME FOR SALE New construction home near LSU and City Park, 3 bedroom/2 bath, open floor plan, large front porch, granite in baths, great master suite with walk in closet, asking $147K. Great new community Terrace and S. 18th Street. If interested please call 225.754.4874 ext. 13.

2 BEDROOM TOWNHOME 2 bedroom/1 bath townhome. Near LSU and Fred’s. Rent $650 a month with water and sewer included. 225.615.8521 2 BEDROOM/1 BATH APT Located on West Parker this unit comes with water, sewer and electricity included. Next to LSU. $750.00/month. Call for your showing today! 225.615.8521 CONDO FOR RENT Approx 1.5 mi from LSU. 3 bdr 2 bath. All appliances furnished. Utilities not included. 5163 Etta St. Leigh’s Cove. Gated. $1500/mo. 985-792-1376. CONDO FOR RENT 3 BR/2 BA. W/D, Fireplace. Gated. Leigh’s Cove 5157 Etta St. Available now. 337.364.5945 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT Wood floors & crown molding. Nice courtyard area. Water, sewer, garbage included. Near LSU. $485/ month. Call today for a showing. 1330 Jim Taylor Drive 225.615.8521 CONDO FOR RENT Approx 1.5 mi from LSU. 2 bdr 2 bath. All appliances furnished. Utilities not included. 5153 Etta St. Gated. $1100/ mo. 985-792-

1376. 1 BEDROOM TOWNHOME 1 bedroom/1 bath townhome for rent. Near LSU and Fred’s. Water/ sewer included. $550.00 per month 225.615.8521 CONDO: Excellent 3 BR 2 Bath Condo; 5141 Nicholson Dr:, #48: $1300; Water, Cable incl.; Washer, Dryer; Fully Equipped Kitchen. Call 225.803.2911

SATURN CAR KEY I found a key to a Saturn behind the UREC. It got run over but it looks alright. Text me and I’ll get it to you. Geaux Tigers! 225.614.8376 WANTED Tall skinny woman with good reputation who cooks frog legs and appreciates fuc- schia gardening, art, talking without getting serious. Lines 1 3 5 APT/FEMALE ROOMMATE SEARCH I am 22 y/o, female, Education major. Just transferred here. Looking for a possible roommate that would also become a friend. Either someone who has a place and looking for roommate, or someone I can look for a place with. Prefer female LSU student, at least 20 y/o Email me cgree52@lsu. edu Serious inquiries only please.

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PERFECT 10 desperately searching for soul mate. If you think you’re good enough, drop me a line. HELLO My name is Logan. I’ve been pretty depressed and lonely lately, but i realized there must be other people like me and i figure I can help them out and reciprocally they can help me. I just want to hear from anyone who is reading this and is feeling like things aren’t going their way. Whatever your problem, relationships, school work, money issues, fireants, I’d like to hear from you. Contact me at pjotuts@ Depending on how busy I am I’ll try to respond to your emails. Thanks, and hopefully I can be of use to someone after all. DEAR PHI MU I am a 20 year old accounting student. I am one of LSU’s most eligible bachelors looking to take one of Phi Mu’s most eligible bachelorettes on a date to Raising Canes. I dont have much money so you cant order a Caniac but you can order extra Canes sauce. I also dont have a car so we either have to walk, take the drunk bus, or you drive us. This will be my first time going on a date so I might be little a nervous. Please go out on a date with me. In the great words of The Temptations, “If I have to beg and plead for your sympathy, I don’t mind because you mean that much to me”. If you are interested email me at MODEL NEEDED aspiring photographer in search of individuals to befriend and to photograph. interested parties please contact maitresse. for details and

sample photography. NOT A PAID GIG. 6’3” GUY W/ DARK HAIR/EYES Looking for someone new, fun to hang out with. Preferably a girl who’s into ultimate frisbee, disc golf, music, and sculpture. Serious offers only, text/call 832-236-5248 GOOD LOOKING MALE, graduating May 2013 in engineering with 6 figure starting salary. Looking to bestow an MRS Degree upon an outgoing trophy wife. Extra Credit: C’s or better Less than 6’0 ft Blonde Dancer Sports fan Respond at 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. INTROVERTED NICE GUY trying to break out of his shell. Looking for a female friend to have meaningful conversations with and to have someone to hang out and do things with (texting, getting coffee, etc..). 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.

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