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Tigers’ bowl options unclear


Chris Abshire Sports Writer

When media members returned to the press box after LSU’s 21-17 loss to Alabama, two items greeted them: a Chick-fil-A Bowl pamphlet and a Capital One Bowl flier. It was a stark reminder of LSU’s suddenly recalibrated bowl hopes, which remain in limbo as the Tigers jockey with five other Southeastern Conference schools for two likely spots in a prestigious BCS game. “That game mostly took us out of championship mode, but now the goal is to stamp that BCS tag on our season,” said senior offensive lineman Josh Dworaczyk. The task won’t be easy. The SEC champion is guaranteed a BCS bid, and barring an alltime stunner in the Iron Bowl, LSU is out of that running. Alabama’s loss to Texas A&M last Saturday kept LSU’s faint conference title aspirations intact, but it

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LSU’s Native American Student Association sponsored a powwow Wednesday in Free Speech Plaza. Coushatta-Kiowa tribe member Jocelyn Ahshapanek, 3, [above] dances in the Grand Entry and Coushatta tribe member Leland Thompson [right] performs the chicken dance for the crowd. View a video at, and read more about the event on page 4.

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Library thefts spike during midterms, finals weeks

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MacBook unattended, though she sometimes asks another student to watch her things. “As I come here more, I ask less,” she said. Ben Rau, sociology senior, said he feels that he can trust other students with his belongings more during the day than at night. “I find that most people leave each other’s stuff alone,” he said. “If I’m here at night, I’ll ask someone to watch it.” Fortunately, there are ways to avoid these crimes and help police recover stolen goods. Lalonde said students with smartphones should install applications such as Find My iPhone or Where’s My Droid, which allow users to pinpoint the location of their phones via GPS.


A walk through Troy H. Middleton Library during midterms or finals week reveals a sea of students sprawled out with notebooks and laptops. But when students get up to use the restroom or grab a snack, many often leave what can add up to thousands of dollars’ worth of electronics unattended. And that is precisely when thieves make a move, said LSU Police Department spokesman Capt. Cory Lalonde. Students leaving belongings unattended accounts for anywhere from four to seven thefts during every midterms week and four to eight during every finals week, according to LSUPD crime statistics dating back to fall 2010.

“It’s concentrated to where students are studying,” Lalonde said. “Most of the time, it happens when they’re taking a break.” It doesn’t matter whether the students are gone for one minute or 30 minutes — the thefts are “crimes of opportunity,” Lalonde said. The most frequently stolen items are laptops, purses, cell phones, wallets and tablets, he said. To avoid these types of thefts, Lalonde said students should take their belongings with them if they have to get up for any period of time or leave them guarded by a trustworthy friend. He said students should be wary of asking a stranger studying around them to watch their things because the person may not be dependable or may be distracted. Accounting freshman Taylor Robertson said she often leaves her


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INTERNATIONAL Rat kill in Galapagos Islands targets 180 million to preserve other species QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The unique bird and reptile species that make the Galapagos Islands a treasure for scientists and tourists must be preserved, Ecuadorean authorities say — and that means the rats must die, hundreds of millions of them. A helicopter is to begin dropping nearly 22 tons of poison bait on an island Thursday, launching the second phase of a campaign to clear out by 2020 non-native rodents from the archipelago that helped inspire Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. France goes after fatty snacks with ‘Nutella tax’ despite outcry PARIS (AP) — First the French government went after the rich. Now it has it in for Nutella. Despite an outcry in support of the beloved chocolate and hazelnut spread, the Senate passed a measure Wednesday that would triple the tax on palm and some other vegetable oils in the hope of cutting down on obesity. The “Nutella tax” would affect any foods made with those oils. The measure is part of a bigger bill on financing the national health care system and aims to push manufacturers to use healthier alternatives.


A helicopter test-carries a container that will hold poisonous bait to kill rats on the Galapagos Islands, over Baltra Island.

Power back in Santiago de Cuba three weeks after Hurricane Sandy HAVANA (AP) — Cuban authorities say power has been almost completely restored in the eastern city of Santiago nearly three weeks after Hurricane Sandy. A report in Communist Party newspaper Granma says the lights are back on for 99.8 percent of customers in the city and 47 percent in outlying areas. Santiago took a near-direct hit from Sandy on Oct. 25. The storm killed 11 people on the island, damaged more than 200,000 homes and caused significant crop losses.

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Scientists identify new gene that triples risk for Alzheimer’s disease

Trumpet auction to benefit Satchmo Sumerfest honoring Louis Armstrong

Scientists have identified a new gene variant that seems to strongly raise the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, giving a fresh target for research into treatments for the mind-robbing disorder. The problem gene is not common — less than 1 percent of people are thought to have it — but it roughly triples the chances of developing Alzheimer’s compared to people with the normal version of the gene. It also seems to harm memory and thinking in older people without dementia. Lawyers surrender recordings in ongoing Waffle House CEO suit

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Trumpet-maker Jason Harrelson said he’s donating one of the best trumpets he’s ever made to benefit a festival honoring the artist who sparked his passion for the instrument — Louis Armstrong. Harrelson’s specially made brass “Satchmo” trumpet has a fleur-de-lis mouthpiece and transcription of the musical score for Armstrong’s trumpet solo in the song, “A Kiss to Build a Dream On.” It also has a tuning slide mounted with a small replica of an iconic New Orleans water meter cover. The trumpet is set to hit the auction block Saturday.

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Lawyers turned over recordings Wednesday of Waffle House CEO Joe Rogers Jr. engaging in sexual acts that were made by a woman who alleges the executive forced her to engage in such acts to keep her job. Cobb County Superior Court Judge G. Grant Brantley signed a preliminary order barring the distribution of those recordings while legal proceedings are ongoing. His initial decision will be replaced by a more lengthy order governing who may access the recordings and under what circumstances. Brantley has scheduled a March 25 hearing.

New Orleans-based Coast Guard unit returns home from Cuba NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans based U.S. Coast Guard anti-terrorism team is scheduled to return home Wednesday evening from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba after a six-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During the deployment, the members of the unit were responsible for securing the port and waterways around the base. The team conducted more than 4,400 hours of continuous patrols.


A specially made brass trumpet to benefit Satchmo Summerfest, an annual music festival that commemorates the life and legacy of Louis Armstrong is pictured.

Gov. Jindal’s administration tells HHS it won’t run insurance exchange (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration sent formal notification Wednesday to federal officials that Louisiana won’t create its own health insurance market as provided by the national health care overhaul. Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein mailed a seven-page letter telling the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that Louisiana will leave it to the federal government to run the state’s health insurance exchange.




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University to not print general Senate runoff election results catalog beginning in spring Manship School of Mass Communication, 1 Full Seat Bradley Williams

Online version to offer cost benefits Shannon Roberts Contributing Writer

Starting this spring, incoming freshmen will not receive a printed 2013 general catalog when they arrive on campus for orientation. Vice Provost for Academic Programs, Planning and Review T. Gilmour Reeve said the idea for an online-only general catalog has been in the works for several years, and it’s now near completion. He said the Office of the University Registrar T. GILMOUR coordinated the REEVE idea and has selected a vendor for the website. On Nov. 9, the office hosted a session for faculty and advisers to look at examples of the new catalog. University Faculty Senate President Kevin Cope said although he is a fan of printed material, having the catalog only online will save the University money. “Nevertheless, there’s no missing the point that the production of a printed catalog was an expensive enterprise,” Cope said. Cope said having an onlineonly catalog means students will

never have to pay for one if they accessing the catalog online. lose theirs. Another benefit of hav“In my own class, I have not ing the catalog available online is seen a student pick up a piece of that it can be updated frequently. paper in the last two years, so I “In a general way, the elec- think they prefer electronic metronic media is much more flexible dia,” Cope said. and responsive,” Cope said. Jones said there are benefits to Reeve said in having the generthe past, depart‘... I have not seen a al catalog online, ments would rebut it shouldn’t ceive printed cop- student pick up a piece replace the printies and would have of paper in the last two ed copy. to pen in changes, Reeve said years, so I think they the current which would later catabe typed up for the prefer electronic media.’ log can be found new catalog. online as a PDF, The catalog and it has some Kevin Cope was printed on links embedded Faculty Senate president poor-quality paper, in it. but the website will now offer il“It’s not nearly as interactive lustrations and links for students to or dynamic as the [new] online click, Cope said. catalog will be,” he said. Cope said the general catalog Jones said she will continue will be available for the public to using her hard copy of the catalog, view, meaning future students will but will also use the online version have the opportunity to read up on so she can have it on her screen the University’s course offerings and in her hands. before deciding to enroll. This will Reeve said advisers will have increase both enrollment and re- the ability to print pages for stucruitment. dents if they request it. Accounting sophomore MiMany other Louisiana univerchaela Jones said she’s a “fan of sities are already using an online the tangible aspect” and prefers be- catalog, he said. ing able to physically flip through “We’re getting in the game, the book. and we’re a little bit behind,” “Having a hard copy made Reeve said. it easier to plan classes or even learn about the different classes,” she said. Contact Shannon Roberts at Cope said students will probably respond favorably to

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Brief Federal government dismisses case involving bomb threat at LSU (AP) — The federal government has dropped an indictment against a man accused of making a false bomb threat at LSU, which sparked a more than 12hour evacuation of the Baton Rouge campus in September. U.S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux Jr. announced Wednesday the dismissal of the indictment against 42-year-old William Bouvay Jr., of Baton Rouge, who still faces a state charge of communications of false information

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of a planned bombing on school property. Cazayoux says a successful state prosecution would result in a considerably higher sentence, thus the federal charge was dropped. The state intends to charge Bouvay as a habitual offender. If convicted, he could get a mandatory minimum of 13 years, four months and a maximum sentence of 40 years. The federal charge carried a 10 year sentence. Contact The Daily Reveille’s news staff at; Twitter: @TDR_news

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Dancers bring Native American traditions to LSU Wilborn Nobles III Senior Contributing Writer

Dancers dressed in traditional, colorful regalia transformed Free Speech Plaza into a powwow Wednesday afternoon as they shared their Native American culture with the University community who stopped to watch the spectacle. “It’s shared by everybody,” said Tyler Greymountain, member of the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation located in Utah. Greymountain shared the chants, drum beats and stories associated with each dance. “It doesn’t pertain to one certain tribe — it’s shared amongst all the Indian people, and I think all the tribes have their own ceremony stuff that they keep to themselves, but powwow is pretty much for everybody.” Sponsored by the Native American Student Association, or NASA, 11 dancers performed their Grand Entry and demonstrated four dance styles twice in approximately two hours. Greymountain said most of the dancers were from the Coushatta

tribe of Louisiana, including digital art junior Skye Byrd, vice president of NASA. Oglala Tribe and NASA member Jaclyn Wagers, mass communication freshman, performed in a Jingle Dress with three other women. The story behind the dress is that a medicine man was visited by a spirit in his dreams who told him to make a dress with 365 cones to represent each dayear in order to heal his ailing granddaughter. More than 40 students watched the first round of demonstrations, and a small gathering was present for the second instance. Some students, like computer science senior Jacob Diaz, stayed to watch both. Diaz heard about the dances a week before and decided to watch the performance. He said the performances were “rhythmic,” and he was impressed with their dedication to the details of their regalia. “I respect any kind of dedication, really,” Diaz said, “Just looking at the Jingle Dress, I don’t know how long that took.” NASA is inviting dancers to perform the Gourd Dance at 12 p.m. April 13 at the LSU Natatorium


Law Center receives $250,000 endowed professorship Danielle Kelley Senior Contributing Writer

The Paul M. Hebert Law Center this month received the largest institutional gift in its history, a $250,000 endowed professorship. Preis & Roy, PLC law firm of Lafayette, New Orleans and Houston, made the investment toward the director of Advocacy and Professional Practice. The gift will pay part of professor Jeffrey Brooks’ salary, said Law Center Chancellor Jack Weiss. The money the law school would have spent on his salary will now go to support the center’s 27 Trial Advocacy and Moot Court teams and externship programs, where students can work for credit. “[Advocacy and Professional Practice] is the program that large numbers of our students look to, to prepare them for the real world of making appellate arguments and trying cases,” Weiss said. “We’ve had a long tradition here of being successful at most competitions.” Weiss said the donation will help support students’ programs, which will essentially prepare them for their careers. “These [programs] help our

students hit the ground running when they graduate,” he said. “The income from the endowment is used to support the activities of the professor or the school program.” Weiss said the Law Center especially appreciates this donation because it came from a firm and not a single donor. “We are particularly grateful to the Preis & Roy firm because they stepped up to the plate,” he said. “They made an institutional gift at a point in time when we are very anxious to receive institutional gifts.” Edwin Preis is a 1972 graduate of the LSU Law Center and Lane Roy is a Tulane University Law School alumnus. Of the firm’s 53 attorneys, 24 lawyers are LSU Law Center graduates. “[Roy] said that although he was a graduate of Tulane Law School… he had no hesitation about making this gift because he feels very strongly that no law school in Louisiana has a greater impact in Louisiana than LSU Law,” Weiss said.

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Field. Admission is free, and Greymountain expressed his willingness to attend, should NASA invite him. “Powwows happen nationwide here in the U.S. and Canada. Every weekend, you have something during the weekdays,” Greymountain said, “It’s big, but down here in the South, it’s not so much as big as what it would be up North or out West.” RICHARD REDMANN / The Daily Reveille

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Students for Life at LSU set up 3,700 flags Wednesday on the Parade Ground. Each flag represents an abortion committed in a single day in the United States.

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Former JUCO star leads Ole Miss

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2012 campaign, but the quarterback spot garnered the most attention. Wallace and teammate Barry Brunetti battled for the starting job, but Wallace nabbed the spot. Lawrence Barreca After being named the startSports Contributor ing quarterback in August, The golden locks may be Wallace had to lead a program gone, but his confidence still that was 2-10 in 2011 into a new era. burns bright. “I’ve had to adjust to the Ole Miss redshirt sophomore quarterback Bo Wallace has built speed of the game,” Wallace said. a bit of an image for himself in “This is my first year playing in the Southeastern Conference. He the SEC, and obviously it’s a lot was the Rebels’ blonde, long- faster than what I played against last year [in junior haired passer who entered the pro‘His work ethic and college]. Having gram and injected to play these big life into an offense how he played the game teams like Texas that was looking and Alabama was off the charts.’ for answers. made it tough at He’s still all first.” David O’Connor of these things Wallace came Giles County High School coach –– minus the hair out firing in his length. first game against “The hair got in the way a bit, Central Arkansas, completing 20so I felt like it was time to cut it,” of-24 passes for 264 yards and Wallace said. “I don’t really have two scores. He saved his best perforany superstition with it. Actually, the team has more superstition mances for Texas A&M and Vanderbilt, as he passed for a with it than I do.” It wasn’t just his physical combined 708 yards and two appearance that made Wallace a scores. Looking back, Wallace household name in Oxford, Miss. The fact that he has led the Reb- wasn’t a player who many Diviels to five victories is a story all sion I scouts had on their watch lists despite his impressive numin itself. Many projected Ole Miss to bers at Giles County High School finish last in the SEC West, with in Pulaski, Tenn. “During his junior year, we some writers throwing out record predictions that totaled three basically had no receivers, and wins. Some analysts even called he and his running back both BRUCE NEWMAN / The Associated Press the Rebels a one-win squad. had over 1,000 yards rushing,” Mississippi quarterback Bo Wallace (14) is chased by Vanderbilt defensive back The preseason roster had its WALLACE, see page 10 Andre Hal (23) on Saturday in Oxford, Miss. share of battles heading into the

Alleman fixing issues in season

Minor mistakes led to missed kicks Spencer Hutchinson Sports Contributor

Take three steps back and two to the left. Eye the ball, plant, kick, then follow through. Every time LSU senior kicker Drew Alleman takes the field to kick a field goal, that’s the routine. But seven times this season, it wasn’t that easy. Alleman has missed seven field goals this season after only missing two kicks last season. His most recent miss — a 45yard attempt in the Tigers’ 21-17 loss to Alabama — was a matter of inches, Alleman said. His last step to the left wasn’t wide enough, and it forced him to pull the ball wide left. Alleman said his personal kicking coach, Chris Shaw from Kick Nation in Dallas, Texas, was watching on television, recognized the misstep and immediately knew Alleman was going to miss the kick. ALLEMAN, see page 10


Carmouche follows a winding road to LSU

Journeyman cracks starting lineup Chandler Rome Sports Writer

Playing among a crop of youthful, inexperienced teammates, LSU senior guard Charles Carmouche possesses quiet intangibles that extend far beyond just dribbling and passing. The 6-foot-4 New Orleans native has navigated his way from the University of New Orleans to the University of Memphis and back home to Louisiana to don the purple and gold for a fifth and final season of eligibility — all the while bringing the winning mentality LSU coach Johnny Jones saw in him as he courted Carmouche for his final season. “I’ve actually had the

opportunity to win and play in the Carmouche excelled right off NCAA Tournament,” Carmouche making 28 starts and averaging 8.8 said. “I’m trying to help everybody points in four postseason games not do the wrong things I did as a before being plagued by knee tenyounger player and to better the donitis and sitting out most of his team as a whole.” senior season. After graduatDue to the in‘I’m trying to help ing from McMain jury, Carmouche High School in granted a redeveryone not to do the was New Orleans, Carshirt season from mouche starred at wrong things I did as the NCAA. CarUNO for two seamouche qualified sons, punctuated a younger player and for a fifth year of by his 2009-10 to better the team as a eligibility and recampaign where turned home in whole.’ he averaged 12.6 what he called the points and a team perfect situation. Charles Carmouche high 4.8 rebounds “ G o i n g LSU senior guard per game. through the reThe Privateer cruiting process as basketball program then elected a high schooler and doing it over to drop down to Division III, again, people don’t know that’s prompting Carmouche to transfer huge hoopla,” Carmouche said. “I to Memphis, where he was eligi- was ready to get acquainted with ble to play immediately for coach Josh Pastner. CARMOUCHE, see page 10


LSU senior guard Charles Carmouche (0) dribbles the ball during the Tigers’ 77-63 win against UC-Santa Barbara in the PMAC.

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Team managers contribute to Lady Tigers’ success Students put in hours behind scenes

Graduate student and manager Darian Riley, who plans to coach in the future, receives learning experience daily by working with the team and conBria Turner siders his job the experience of a lifetime. Sports Contributor “I get experience being unTen students are the back- der coach Nikki Caldwell, who bone of LSU’s women’s basket- was under Pat Summitt,” Riley said. “Everything I see every day, ball team. The student managers play I’m learning from what I see, so a behind-the-scenes role with an when I leave here I’ll be able to ultimate goal of contributing to move on to the next level and be the success of the Lady Tigers. a coach myself.” After either a year of being They’re in charge of setting up and operating practices, prepar- a manager or when dedication to ing equipment, keeping game the program is proven, the team stats, doing laundry and partici- will put a manager on scholarpating in practice if passers or re- ship. The new managers aren’t bounders are needed, among any told about this specific perk early other miscellaneous tasks that on as an effort to show individual motives of working with the arise. The job is not easy though, team. “We don’t tell the new manthey unanimously agreed. “People say ‘Oh you’re the agers this at first because we want water girl?’ No, it’s so much more to see, Are you here for the gear than that,” said sports administra- and the scholarships, or are you here because you want to be a tion sophomore Teejay Jones. The managers arrive an hour Lady Tiger?” Lussier said. When people see the manbefore practice and games and usually stay an hour after the agers on the sidelines at the games, they are basketball game ends. For early ‘Coach Nikki is one of not dressed as if are headgames, the manthe best role models you they ing to practice or agers sleep in the games — they locker room the can have on and wear their finest night before to off the court.’ attire. Caldwell ensure everyone and her staff are is focused and Kaliegh Lussier training the manready to work the team manager and agers for the real next morning. sports studies senior world. While the Following a bad game, an unsatisfied player managers are working, they are called sports studies senior and networking and want to be as manager Kaliegh Lussier at 11 professional as possible because p.m. to help work on her shot for of their desire to have careers in a few hours. Lussier said that is sports. “We’re meeting with boostpart of a manager’s job, which helps the players and coaches do ers, we’re meeting with possible job opportunities,” Lussier said. their jobs. “You’re trying to alleviate “You don’t want to be in khakis all the stress off so the coaches and a polo or sweats when you’re can coach, the players can play meeting someone for possible job and you think of anything else so opportunities.” Manager and accountthey can do their job to the best of their ability,” Lussier said. “You ing junior Chrystal Cantrelle don’t want to have them worry about anything. … As a manager, the number one thing is you have to think 10 steps ahead of 20 other people.” After each game, Jones gets a copy of the game film, breaks it down and picks out every highlight for a two-minute motivational film to pump up the players before game time. Most of the managers come from basketball backgrounds or just love the sport, but each manager works with the program to improve his or her chances at a successful career. Lussier, who played two years of college basketball, wants to be a basketball coach. Working under LSU coach Nikki Caldwell and managing the team is putting her one step in that direction. “To be great, you have to be around greatness, so that’s how I’m going to instill myself with that greatness is to just be around it,” Lussier said. “Coach Nikki is one of the best role models you can have on and off the court.”

said LSU’s managers are the best-dressed managers in the Southeastern Conference. Spending so much time with the team can be a struggle for the managers as students, and some have outside jobs. Time management skills are tested the most during road trips. “When you’re on the road, you’re missing class just like the players are missing class, but you don’t have their tutors,” Lussier said. “So you have to learn how to do that and keep everything on track.” Manager and sports commerce senior Jasmine Green said though the work is tiresome, she has no complaints and appreciates her role at the end of the day. “We’re kind of like the backbone of the team,” Green said. “Everything flows through us. If we didn’t do it, who would?”

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Managers for the Lady Tiger basketball team, sports administration sophomore Teejay Jones [above left] and sports administration juniors Elizabeth Nuckolls [above right] and Caroline Nuckolls [top], help run practice Nov. 14 in the LSU Basketball Practice Facility.

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Price, Dickey earn LSU women’s and men’s squads Cy Young awards travel to three-day competition Mike Fitzpatrick The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays and knuckleballer R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets won baseball’s Cy Young awards on Wednesday. Price barely beat out 2011 winner Justin Verlander for the American League prize in one of the closest votes ever. Dickey was an easy choice for the NL honor in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The 38-year-old Dickey became the first knuckleball pitcher to win the Cy Young Award, an achievement mentors such as Hall of Famer Phil Niekro are quite proud of. “I am not a self-made man by any stretch of the imagination,” Dickey said on MLB Network. “This is a victory for all of us.” Runner-up two years ago, Price was the pick this time by the slimmest of margins. He received 14 of 28 first-place votes and finished with 153 points to 149 for Verlander, chosen first on 13 ballots. Other than a 1969 tie between Mike Cuellar and Denny McLain, it was the tightest race in the history of the AL award. Rays closer Fernando Rodney got the other first-place vote and came in fifth. “It means a lot,” Price said. “It’s something that I’ll always have. It’s something that they can’t take away from me.” Price went 20-5 to tie Jered Weaver for the American League lead in victories and winning percentage. The 27-year-old lefty had the lowest ERA at 2.56 and finished sixth in strikeouts with 205. Verlander, also the league MVP a year ago, followed that up by going 17-8 with a 2.64 ERA and pitching the Detroit Tigers to the World Series. He led the majors in strikeouts (239), innings (238 1-3) and complete games (six). Price tossed 211 innings in 31 starts, while Verlander made 33. One factor that might have swung some votes, however: Price faced stiffer competition in the rugged AL East than Verlander did in the AL Central. “I guess it’s a blessing and a curse at the same time,” Price said. “There’s not an easy out in the lineups every game. It feels like a postseason game.”

Weaver came in third with 70 points, but was listed second on a pair of ballots. The right-hander threw a no-hitter and had a 2.81 ERA in his first 20-win season but missed time with injuries and totaled only 188 2-3 innings for the Los Angeles Angels. The top pick in the 2007 amateur draft out of Vanderbilt, Price reached the majors the following year and has made three straight All-Star teams. Despite going 19-6 with a 2.72 ERA in 2010, he finished a distant second in Cy Young voting to Felix Hernandez, who won only 13 games for last-place Seattle but dominated most other statistical categories that year. Verlander was trying to become the first AL pitcher to win back-to-back Cy Youngs since Boston’s Pedro Martinez in 1999 and 2000. San Francisco righthander Tim Lincecum did it in the National League in 2008-09. Dickey garnered 27 of 32 first-place votes and easily outdistanced 2011 winner Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Gio Gonzalez of Washington finished third. Dickey joined Dwight Gooden (1985) and three-time winner Tom Seaver as the only Mets pitchers to win the award. The right-hander was the club’s first 20-game winner since Frank Viola in 1990. And perhaps most impressive, Dickey did it during a season when the fourthplace Mets finished 74-88. “It just feels good all over,” he said. Contact The Daily Reveille’s sports staff at; Twitter: @TDR_sports

Scott Branson Sports Contributor

The LSU swimming and diving teams open three days of competition today at the Cougar Classic Invitational in Houston in a setting that will prepare the squads for events later in the season. Today through Saturday, 13 women’s squads and four men’s teams will compete in a morning preliminary round, followed by finals in the evening. Southeastern Conference foes Texas A&M and Arkansas will also be represented. The meet will serve as a tuneup for SEC and NCAA championships, which have a similar format to the Cougar Classic. “I think it’s ideal,” said LSU swimming coach Dave Geyer. “The getting up early, longer prelims sessions, come back and try to swim faster at night — this is what we need to prepare for the rest season to give our team a good feel of what the conference lineup is like.” The similarities between the Cougar Classic and LSU’s later competitions don’t end in the pool, however. Geyer said as many as 360 athletes will be in the pools each morning warming up for the day’s events. “When we get to conference time, it will be about 400 athletes in the water, so it matches that really well,” Geyer said. “On the women’s side with 13 different teams there, you have two very capable SEC teams with Arkansas and Texas A&M there. You throw in the mix a program like Wyoming that will come down from elevation and naturally get some rest just from being closer to sea level.”

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LSU freshman Grant Grenfell swims the men’s 200-yard backstroke during the swim meet against Alabama on Nov. 2.

In preparation for the threeday invitational, Geyer said the swimming teams focused this week on staying energized and healthy, as to not wear down as the weekend goes on. The diving competition will include the 1-meter springboard, the 3-meter springboard and for the first time this season, platform events. “We’ve trained really well on platform,” said LSU diving coach Doug Shaffer. “This is our first opportunity to get up and do the dives we’ve been doing on a regular basis but also do the dives that

are new on our list.” Shaffer said the divers will face a new challenge in that they may have to wait as long as 30 minutes in between dives, whereas in a dual-meet scenario, the time between dives is much shorter. “The experience of diving prelim, final, prelim, final, prelim, final for three days in a row is invaluable when we’re looking to prepare for SEC championships and NCAAs down the road,” Shaffer said. Contact Scott Branson at

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Southeastern Conference Power Rankings: Week 10 play against a quality opponent, it won’t be as lucky as last week. Last Week: 4 (Beat LouisianaLafayette 27-20)

MIC’D UP MICAH BEDARD Sports Columnist And then there were none. Texas A&M’s upset of No. 1 Alabama last weekend leaves the Southeastern Conference with no undefeated teams. I won’t sugarcoat it, this week of SEC football is a snoozer. Mississippi State hosting Arkansas is the league’s best matchup? Woof. 1. Georgia (9-1) Who’s that coming down the track? A mean machine in red and black is the new No. 1 in my power rankings. The Dawgs are playing their best football at the right time. Junior quarterback Aaron Murray and the Georgia offense is clicking on all cylinders and the defense has only allowed 19 points in its last three games. Last Week: 2 (Beat Auburn 380) 2. LSU (8-2)

LSU at No. 2 this week exemplifies what my power rankings are all about. Records and scores don’t matter. It’s all about who is playing the best from week to week. LSU used its close loss to Alabama as motivation to prove what a quality team it is. Whatever bowl the Tigers end up in, I wouldn’t want to play them. Last Week: 3 (Beat Mississippi

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Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) celebrates Saturday with wide receiver Kenric McNeal (5) and defensive back Dustin Harris (22) after the Aggies defeated top-ranked Alabama 29-24 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

State 37-17)

Arkansas 38-20)

3. Alabama (9-1) LSU got Alabama drunk, but Texas A&M got to take it home. Johnny Football was too much for the Alabama defense exposed a week before in Tiger Stadium. But something tells me they’re now out of the national championship picture just yet. Last Week: 1 (Lost to Texas A&M 29-24)

5. Texas A&M (8-2) So who said Texas A&M isn’t ready to compete with the big boys in the SEC? That would be me. Johnny Football proved me wrong as he scorched the Alabama defense for 345 total yards and two touchdowns. I wouldn’t be surprised with the Aggies’ recent surge and Manziel’s popularity if Texas A&M doesn’t get picked for a BCS at-large bowl. Last Week: 6 (Beat Alabama 29-24)

4. South Carolina (8-2) I was impressed with the Gamecocks’ effort against Arkansas on Saturday in their first game since losing junior running back Marcus Lattimore. This is still a dangerous football team moving forward. Unfortunately, they’ll probably destroy a totally overmatched opponent in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Last Week: 5 (Beat

6. Florida (9-1)

The Ragin’ Cajuns were a punt away from taking the Gators to overtime. Then Florida defensive back Loucheiz Purifoy blocked it and Jelani Jenkins returned it for a touchdown allowing the Gators to escape with a victory. That being said, Florida is in a rut. If it continues the sloppy

7. Vanderbilt (6-4) And the winner of the “Battle for Bowl Eligibility” is the Commodores. With a favorable schedule the rest of the way, Vandy could win eight games. If that happens, say bye-bye to coach James Franklin. Last Week: 9 (Beat Ole Miss 2726) 8. Mississippi State (7-3) Remember when Mississippi State was undefeated and No. 11 in the country? It seems like forever ago. Now the Bulldogs must try to regroup as Arkansas comes to town this weekend. They haven’t scored more than 20 points since Oct. 20. Last Week: 7 (Lost to LSU 3717) 9. Ole Miss (5-5)

Ole Miss has to be kicking itself for allowing a chance to become bowl eligible slip away at home against Vandy. Don’t expect that sixth win to come against LSU. Better luck in the Egg Bowl. Last Week: 8 (Lost to Vanderbilt 27-26)

10. Missouri (5-5) It took four overtimes for Mizzou to put away Tennessee? The Tigers must really be bad. Last Week: 11 (Beat Tennessee 51-48)

11. Arkansas (4-6)

Regarding applications for the Arkansas head football coach, please send résumé and references to... Last Week: 10 (Lost to South Carolina 38-20) 12. Tennessee (4-6) To add insult to the pathetic excuse of a season Tennessee has had, quarterback Tyler Bray told the media this week, “I get paid to win football games.” Apparently not that much. Last Week: 12 (Lost to Missouri 51-48) 13. Kentucky (1-9) The only reason the Wildcats aren’t No. 14 again this week is because they scored as many points as Auburn. Except Kentucky had the week off. Last Week: 14 (bye) 14. Auburn (2-8) Apparently coach Gene Chizik told visiting recruits he and his staff aren’t going anywhere. He meant they’re not leaving town before they find new jobs, right? Last Week: 13 (Lost to Georgia 38-0) Micah Bedard is a 22-year-old history senior from Houma.

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Crescent Harden scores 30, Rockets beat Hornets City race gets new sponsor The Associated Press

The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A popular 10-kilometer race in New Orleans has a new sponsor and a new course. The Allstate Sugar Bowl will be the new chief sponsor of the Crescent City Classic race, which celebrates its 35th anniversary next year. The Sugar Bowl replaces The Times-Picayune as the title sponsor. Race organizers said Monday that the 2013 race also will have a new starting point downtown in front of the Superdome instead of at Jackson Square in the French Quarter. Next year’s race is scheduled for March 30. Eric Stuart, the Crescent City Classic’s race director, said the beginning of the race will incorporate a wave start with timing corrals on Poydras in front of the Superdome. It will still run through the Quarter and finish at City Park and Tad Gormley Stadium. “You will run through the Quarter instead of starting in the Quarter,” Stuart said. “With a more organized start, people who want to run will be able to run, and walkers will be able to walk.” A two-day health expo will move to the Hyatt Regency, near the Superdome. The Hyatt will also be the host hotel for the event. With the addition of the Crescent City Classic, the Sugar Bowl will now sponsor 25 satellite events in addition to the annual football game. “The Sugar Bowl Committee is pleased to be in the position to support the Crescent City Classic and its long-standing history of success,” said Sugar Bowl President Jack Laborde. “The bowl’s support will help race planners build on that success and at the same time help us meet our objectives of driving tourism via sporting events.”

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 30 points, Omer Asik added 15 points and 12 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets held off the New Orleans Hornets 100-96 on Wednesday night. Harden went 10 for 20 from the field but only 1 of 7 from 3-point range. He reached 30 points for the third time in seven games with the Rockets. Greivis Vasquez scored a careerhigh 24 for the Hornets, despite hurting his left ankle in the third quarter and briefly leaving the game. Anthony Davis had only eight points on 2-for-7 shooting. The Rockets built a 21-point lead in the first half, but the Hornets played better defense in the second to close the gap. Chandler Parsons sank a pivotal 3-pointer and fadeaway jumper late to help Houston win for the second time in five home games. The Rockets took the floor while first-round draft pick Royce White remained absent from the team. The 6-foot-8 White called the team “inconsistent” in its efforts to help him cope with his anxiety disorder and fear of flying, and he sent out a series of often critical tweets throughout the day. The team has said nothing publicly beyond a statement that said White was “unavailable” and that it would support him going forward. After a slow start, the Rockets hardly seemed distracted. Reserves Marcus Morris and Toney Douglas both hit a pair of 3s early in the second quarter as the Rockets surged to a 47-38 lead. Houston started 7 for 10 from the field overall in the quarter. Morris stayed on the floor when the starters returned, and scored on consecutive drives to stretch the lead to 52-40. Morris just beat the halftime buzzer with another 3 to put the Rockets up 64-45. After hitting his first four shots, Vasquez didn’t take a shot in the second quarter. Davis, coming off a 23-point, 11-rebound effort against Charlotte, had only one field goal and four points in the first half. New Orleans defended the perimeter better in the third quarter and trimmed the deficit to six. Vasquez, fourth in the NBA in assists coming into the game, twisted his left ankle on a drive late in the third quarter, came out of the game and limped to the locker room. Houston led 85-76 after three quarters, despite going 7 for 18 from the field and hitting only two 3s in the third.

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Houston Rockets’ Jeremy Lin, left, goes to the basket followed by New Orleans Hornets’ Robin Lopez (15) in the first half of Wednesday night’s game in Houston.

The Rockets gave away four turnovers in the first 4 minutes of the final quarter. Vasquez returned and guarded Harden, who swished a jumper from the top of the key for a 95-88 lead with just over 4 minutes to go. The 6-foot-9 Al-Farouq Aminu switched to guard Harden after that, and Harden passed to Parsons for a 3-pointer with 3:27 remaining,

restoring Houston’s double-digit lead. Vasquez then sank a pair of 3s to fuel a quick 8-0 Hornets run that cut the gap to 98-96 with less than 2 minutes to play. Parsons just beat the shot clock with a fadeaway jumper to put Houston up by four. Harden bit on Vasquez’s head fake, landed awkwardly and was whistled for a non-shooting foul. Aminu missed a hurried 3-pointer,

but Patrick Patterson couldn’t corral the rebound and the ball went out of bounds. Vasquez missed a corner 3 at the buzzer, his only miss in four attempts from long range.

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page 10 WALLACE, from page 5 said David O’Connor, Wallace’s coach at Giles County. “As a sophomore, he threw for almost 2,000 yards. When I couldn’t get anybody to recruit him, I thought to myself, ‘I must be the craziest guy in the world.’” Giles County’s coach saw Wallace’s potential early on in his career. “I saw the intangibles,” O’Connor said. “His work ethic and how he played the game was off the charts. I’ve never seen anyone like him. No one has ever

CARMOUCHE, from page 5

mindset in coaching their teams. “The philosophies from all three of my coaches are different, but they all had the same mentality,” Carmouche said. “Defense has always been a big part of my game, so I was always able to fit right in.” While he wouldn’t divulge which coach he would prefer to play for out of those three, Carmouche said Jones’ past as a player makes him relatable to the team, understanding what his players go through each day on and off the floor. Jones told Carmouche during his recruitment he knew he could provide a leadership spark his team would need to survive his first season. Just don’t expect the welltraveled guard to vocalize it. “I think he wants me to be more vocal, but I tend to try to lead by example,” Carmouche said. “I don’t want to do too much talking.” Contact Chandler Rome at; Twitter: @Rome_TDR

you take it all in pregame, realize how special it is, and then once the ball is kicked off, you go back to playing football.” Wallace knows a hungry LSU defense will be waiting for him in Baton Rouge this weekend, and he has one goal in mind. “I’m going out and trying to win a football game and get this team bowl-eligible,” Wallace said. “That’s the main thing on my mind right now.”

field goal. “All last week, I made sure I got out wide enough, and I made sure I sat on my plant, and that helped me hit a better ball,” Alleman said. LSU sophomore punter Brad Wing, who is Alleman’s placeholder, said one reason for Alleman’s inconsistency, as well as his own, is the new footballs being used this season. The NCAA allows kickers to use footballs on kickoffs, punts and place kicks that are different from the regular game balls as long as they meet certain requirements that are checked by officials prior to the start of games. The balls the pair used last season are no longer being made, so they were forced to switch to a new ball. A different football may not sound significant, but it can change a number of vari-

ables in a punt or a place kick, Wing said. “It’s a little different ball; it flies different,” Alleman said. “It’s something we had to get used to, but then again, we’re not going to blame it on something like a ball.” Saturday’s game against Ole Miss will be Alleman’s last game in Tiger Stadium, and Alleman said it will be important for him to finish his last home game in an LSU uniform without a miss. “I’m not going to say I’m perfect,” Alleman said. “I don’t think anybody is perfect, but it’s getting better. I really focused last week big time, and it’s something I have to do for the rest of the year and for the future.”

ALLEMAN, from page 5

“What happens when you cram yourself like that is you plant too deep past the ball, then your hips get ahead of you, and you can’t follow through all the way up the kick,” Shaw said. Shaw, a former kicker for the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, said he and Alleman have been working together since Alleman’s sophomore year in high school. Despite the fact Shaw lives in Dallas, the pair talks constantly on the phone throughout the season to discuss Alleman’s progress. “For Drew, the biggest thing for him is to focus on the little things,” Shaw said. “Sometimes when you’re making 12, 13, 14 or 15 field goals in a row, you forget the little things.” Alleman said he was forgetting those little things until last week’s 31-17 win against Mississippi State, when he went three for three on field goal attempts, ending a three-game streak with at least one missed

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a scholarship. Now Wallace prepares to Wallace draws motivation march into Tiger Stadium, where from his SEC opponents. His more than 92,000 fans intend to rival schools overlooked him in make the Ole Miss passer feel as high school, and uncomfortable as ‘I’m going out and he still hasn’t forpossible during gotten. trying to win a football the four-quarter “Coming out affair. of high school, game and get this team But Wallace I wasn’t really said he doesn’t bowl-eligible.’ looked at by anyfeel intimidated. body in the SEC, “I don’t reBo Wallace so I’m always ally ever go into Ole Miss sophomore quarterback playing with a a game nervous,” chip on my shoulder,” Wallace Wallace said. “You don’t get said. “I always have something to many opportunities to play in bigprove when I go out there.” time environments like this, so


my new family, new team and new city and get ready to play again.” LSU junior forward Shavon Coleman got a taste of Carmouche’s leadership from his first moments on campus, when the team gathered on its own for some recreational games before official practice began. “When we were playing pickup, he’d always tell people what we would mess up on and what we were doing good,” Coleman said. “That stuck out because some people didn’t have that type of leadership last year.” That leadership coupled with veteran instincts on the court has propelled the journeyman into Jones’ starting lineup at wing for the Tigers’ first two regular season games — bludgeonings of UC Santa Barbara and McNeese. Carmouche said adjusting to three different head coaches and their respective schemes has been relatively seamless, with Jones, Pastner and former UNO coach Joe Pasternack sharing the same

had the same physical attributes that he has.” Wallace found himself at Arkansas State after his senior season, only to leave a year later for the JUCO ranks at East Mississippi Community College, where he led the Lions to a National Junior College Athletic Association championship. He also set the NJCAA single-season record for most passing yards (4,604), total offensive yards (4,810) and most touchdowns thrown (53). It wasn’t long before Ole Miss offered the JUCO star

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At Your Leisure Aerial silks, long sword fencing are among the most eccentric leisure classes

David Jones

Entertainment Writer

Few teachers encourage students to swing from the ceiling and spar with their peers, but University leisure instructors do so on a daily basis. From long sword fencing to sushi making, University leisure classes cater to a variety of unique hobbies with more than 100 classes offered each semester. Kara LeBlanc, administrative coordinator for the leisure

program, attributes the diverse class selection to invested instructors. While the leisure office actively seeks new class topics, she said the most popular proposals are from instructors. Elise Duran, professional aerialist and circus performer, pitched a proposal to revive an Aerial Silks class, a performancebased activity where students use suspended fabrics to contort their bodies into various positions midair. While the activity may look beautiful, Duran said suspending

in the air is a strength-building workout. She said the class is challenging but rewarding, as it allows students to steadily progress. “It shows what you can do when you really set your mind to it,” she said. There are no requirements for joining leisure classes, but Duran said students who can hold their own body weight benefit the most from the sessions. Most of all, Duran said she LEISURE, see page 15

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[Left] French junior Alaina Dugas dangles Nov. 1 in an aerial silks class. [Middle] LSU leisure class instructor Stephen Blades (left) and English freshman Tyler Rau (right) practice their long sword techniques Nov. 6 in the Carl Maddox Fieldhouse. [Right] Kinesiology and nutrition senior Suzanna Raspa performs Nov. 1 in an aerial silks class.


University rodeo to be featured in McConaughey film Taylor Schoen Entertainment Writer

The University Block and Bridle Club’s 75th annual rodeo has all the usual features — bulls, cowboys, calf-roping, fun and games. However, this year’s rodeo will have an unexpected guest — Matthew McConaughey. During the rodeo, students have the chance to be extras in the independent feature film “Dallas Buyers Club.” The film stars Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner, and it’s directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, who has directed numerous French films and a few television series. Jeanmarie Murphy, publicist

for “Dallas Buyers Club,” said the movie is a biopic that centers on McConaughey’s character, Ron Woodroof, who leads a hard-partying lifestyle and must deal with the consequences of his ways. “‘The Dallas Buyers Club’ is based on a true story, set in 1985, about a man who is an AIDS patient in the days when no one quite knew what that was,” Murphy explained. “In his desperation to keep himself alive and a lack of FDA-approved drugs, he goes south of the border and smuggles drugs from Mexico to treat himself and other patients.” Murphy said McConaughey’s character is a bull rider who gives up his career when his

health begins to deteriorate. Filmmakers will be present during the rodeo Friday. They will be filming the shots of the crowd for the movie as well as stuntmen riding steers. “This Friday, there will be second units. Second unit is basically stunt work. Matthew McConaughey will be in attendance, but he’s not going to be in character or working. It will be the stuntmen doing the work, and they’re doing scenes where they’re actually riding the bulls,” Murphy said. Those interested in being extras should attend the rodeo Friday. The filmmakers ask that RODEO, see page 15

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Parker Coliseum will host the Block and Bridle Club Rodeo today and Friday.

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Crystal Castles, “III”



Canadian duo Crystal Castles has cultivated sophisticated sound mechanics with “III.” The backbone of CC’s third studio release is a nuanced layering of synths and ambient noise. Alice Glass’ indistinct mutterings and defiant screams can be heard as always, guiding the music’s pathos. The tone of the album feels darker than the two prior, somber yet aggressive. “Sad Eyes,” “Plague” and other song titles prepare listeners for a grave survey of lo-fi lament. CC’s choice of album photo, a Yemeni mother consoling her grown son after he was exposed to tear gas at a street demonstration, is as raw as the music it is paired with. Ironically, the best album track is titled “Affection” and features an enchanting echo pattern that frames the song’s progression like a pursuit. “III” is not the kind of album one loves at first listen, but further plays are advised. JOSH NAQUIN

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“Call of Duty: Black Ops II”


When a game franchise releases new installments every year, it reaches a point at which changes must be made. Past “Call of Duty” games have been mired in mediocrity. Luckily, “Black Ops II” developer Treyarch saw the need for innovation and changed accordingly. Small changes include the ability to customize weapons before beginning missions. But it’s the bigger changes, such as the new Strike Force missions, that are most impressive. The game’s campaign is easily the best of the series, helped only by the Strike Force missions that can affect the game’s ending. However, it seems that Treyarch focused mainly on revamping the campaign, as innovations to the multi-player component are few and far between. Still, the system is as fun, fast-paced and exciting as it’s always been. “Black Ops II” stands as one of the series’ most impressive outings yet. JOEY GRONER

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Soundgarden, “King Animal”

Republic Records

“King Animal” kicks off with “Been Away Too Long,” an appropriately named song considering Soundgarden’s last studio album arrived in 1996. And if this record proves anything, it’s that the group has been away too long. Soundgarden is still here in all of its heavy, grunge-tinged glory. Invigorated with distorted riffs and explosive drumming that climb up and leap out from the intro, the album kicks off with conventional grungy metal, but eventually eases itself into the alternative experimentation character of Soundgarden. And of course, there’s Chris Cornell, whose voice still hits a similar intensity as it did in the ’90s. “King Animal” doesn’t present anything groundbreaking for Soundgarden, but it reintroduces the band in a way that implies progress rather than deterioration. AUSTEN KRANTZ


One Direction, “Take Me Home”

Syco Records

No more cowbells, no more Kidz Bop production, no more halfassed fillers. One Direction has made an album actually worthy of its status as biggest boy band in the world. “Take Me Home” is an acceptance of One Direction’s place as heir to the British invasion throne, from Queen’s drums in “Rock Me” to Take That’s campy ’90s sound in “I Would.” The album boasts some catchy bubble gum pop-rock songs like “Kiss You” and “Heart Attack,” either of which could match “What Makes You Beautiful” in popularity and actually deserve it. The only times “Take Me Home” flops hard are in “Little Things” and “Over Again,” a pair of cringe-worthy acoustic ballads fans are better off skipping. With stronger material and room for creative input of their own, One Direction proves it’s not all tight pants and questionable hair, but a vocal powerhouse with a charmed touch for pop music. KACI YODER

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Christina Aguilera, “Lotus”

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With the failure of 2010’s “Bionic” looming over her head, Christina Aguilera had a lot to prove with her seventh studio album, “Lotus.” A thudding intro sets a promising tone as the singer’s powerhouse vocals mesh perfectly, with a newer techno-centric sound. But the upbeat, synth-heavy beats burn out quickly when Aguilera’s singing proves too powerful for some lighthearted tracks. Even as the album careens between solid hits and vexing misses, Aguilera appears to be in her element, crooning sexually dominant lyrics about female empowerment and shooing haters. The most poignant moments come through slower gems, such as “Blank Page,” showcasing a more vulnerable side to the multifaceted pop singer. Not as original as “Back to Basics” or disastrous as “Bionic,” the singer’s latest effort is simply average. DAVID JONES

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EDITOR’S PICK: How to Destroy Angels, “An Omen”


Experimentation distinguishes Trent Reznor from other formerly well-known musicians with the release of “An Omen,” the first EP from How to Destroy Angels. The album features layers of synths and instrumentation, harmonies and the vocals of Reznor’s wife, Mariqueen Maandig, among others. The music is dreamy, pulsing, whispered and strange, but an underlying structure threading throughout the collection keeps things from going too far, pulling climactic buildups back to earth with a sudden quiet. Some tracks become unsettling, but “Ice Age” beautifully showcases Maandig’s vocal talent, sweetly pacing with plunky notes and a barely-noticeable ringing sound that varies in pitch. “An Omen” will surely lead to anticipation for the MORGAN SEARLES Entertainment Editor band’s first full length album.


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White Light Night rings in holidays Sally’s Circa 1857 on GovHighway. She said her business sees about 2,000 people come ernment Street, a store full of anthrough during the four-hour pe- tiques and original art, becomes riod, and many return the next a hub of activity as the courtyard and nearby shops fill with paday. “The whole idea is to bring trons. Morgan Searles Manager Christopher Polk people into Mid City so they Entertainment Editor can see what they have to offer,” said the store gets at least 2,000 Before Baton Rouge can ig- Walker said. “We have maybe to 3,000 people circulating. Polk plays in Speak Easy, a nite with the bright, illuminating eight new businesses to the area seven-piece band colors of Christmas, one event that use this as that will be perseeks to cut the inaugural ribbon open house and WHITE LIGHT NIGHT forming original introduction to for the local holiday season. EVENT: and cover music The 15th annual White Light the public. It reat Circa. He said Night, a traditional gathering at ally serves as an Yvette Marie’s or Where: Mid City Art and the businesses on Government introduction Café will serve Street, is one of two art hops r e i n t r o d u c t i o n Design District free food and 15presented by the Mid City Mer- if people might foot sculptures have seen a busichants each year. by featured artist Hosted consistently on the ness many years When: Friday, Nov. 16, 6 Joseph Jilbert will Friday before Thanksgiving, the ago.” p.m. to 10 p.m. be present. H a v i n g Nov. 16 event will feature 51 definiteWhite white-Christmas-light-adorned chaired Cost: Free refreshments and ly a “It’s big haven for shops and stores in the Mid City Light Night for those who look area. Five shuttles will transport nearly 15 years, shuttles available for that unique attendees to the different loca- Walker said it takes about six months to plan. eclectic area,” Polk said. “When tions throughout the evening. The merchants range from However, she said the night has people come here, they always Sally’s Circa 1857 to Ragusa’s become such a staple event in want to find that art scene, that Automotive to Piggly Wiggly, Baton Rouge that it nearly runs live, happening music scene. This has brought a lot of attention each filled with local art and itself. Walker emphasized the eco- to art in this area.” many of the artists themselves, Walker said attendees would who will be available for meet nomic impact the single night and greet and discussion of the has on the city, bringing people have to put on a Superman cape in from all over the state and be- to make it to all of the businesses work on display. in one night, with crowds gatheryond. Live music Brian Ed- ing to get in and out, though she will also be of- ‘When people come here, general stressed the walkability and secufered at 22 locathey always want to wards, manager for rity of the night. She said police tions, and seven Byronz will be helping people to cross restaurants will find that art scene, that Bistro Government Government Street. open their doors live happening music on She said the biggest changStreet, said the to serve the masshas es people will notice from year es. Many more scene. This has brought restaurant in to year are the different trends will provide free a lot of attention to art participated the night as long emerging in the art world, illusrefreshments. as he’s been em- trating the latest in everything When White in this area.’ ployed there — at from painting to interior design. Light Night first “If you’re new to the city, least four years. began, it included Christopher Polk He said the new students or people coming eight businesses manager of Sally’s Circa 1857 restaurant has to Baton Rouge for the first time, and saw a couple seen as much as a 50 percent this is very eye-opening,” she hundred locals in attendance. But Liz Walker, Arts District increase in customers on White said. “There is fun stuff to do in Chairman for the Mid City Mer- Light Night, and this year there Baton Rouge.” chants, said an estimated 15,000 will be local musicians and artists people will be in attendance this set up in the café area outside. “This is one of the things we year, a number that grows with Contact Morgan Searles at can hang our hat on,” he said. every event.; Walker also owns Eliza- “We can say ‘Yes, here’s somebethan Gallery on Jefferson thing worth traveling for.’” Twitter: @TDR_entertainment

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Fur is back, add some luxe to your look Fur accents are making a comeback this season. This bold trend has fashionistas all over the world channeling their inner Rachel Zoe. Some people may hesitate to try this trend for fear of looking too gaudy or for social reasons, but don’t fear the fur. Whether your SHAMIYAH style is simple and KELLEY classic or flashy Fashion Columnist and over the top, anyone can rock this trend. For those with a more understated style, jackets with fur trim can work this trend without overdoing it. Keep an eye out for accessories. A purse with a splash of fur makes for a unique piece that adds interest to an otherwise simple outfit. For a full-on diva look, I suggest a fur vest. The warm Louisiana climate may not be cold enough for a full fur coat, so the fur vest is a happy medium. Pair it with a simple buttondown with sleeves that hit just below

the shoulders. Keep the accessories understated to keep from looking too overdone. Have fun with this trend and experiment with different textures and colors. Finding guilt-free faux fur is pretty easy, as almost every lifestyle brand is now carrying some variation of faux fur. If you want to go the real fur route, high-end stores and boutiques carry them as well. Vintage stores and thrift shops sometimes carry fur jackets at a highly discounted price. My favorite way to wear fur is with a faux fur vest cinched at the waist with a skinny belt to reduce the bulk. But no matter how you wear this trend, I suggest everyone incorporate it into her wardrobe to add some luxe to her look. Shamiyah Kelley is a 19-year-old mass communication junior from Irmo, S.C.

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Tin Roof Brewing Company celebrates second anniversary Proceeds benefit Cancer Services

Mobile Food Vendors Association local organizations. “Most people drive up and John Snow said the event came down Nicholson, and they have together naturally. “It’s been so seamless how no idea that this is even back everything’s come together, be- here,” Snow said of the brewery. cause we all understand what one “You have no idea, and then you Kaci Yoder another’s about, and it’s easy to walk in here, and it’s like, ‘Wow, Entertainment Writer I had no idea that this come together over Beer, burgers, bluegrass and something that makes Tin Roof anniversary was going on in Baton Rouge.’” cancer services — an unlikely sense,” Snow said. celebration: For some UniThe groups’ colcombination. versity students, an Baton Rouge’s own Tin Roof laboration goes be- When: 5 p.m., Friday Brewing Company will celebrate yond just planning an Where: Tin Roof Brewery, event like this may be a change from the its second anniversary Friday event together. While 1624 Wyoming St. usual routine. Peak night with an all-ages event on its Tin Roof will be sellsaid he’s frustrated own turf. The brewery is hosting ing its own drafts What: A benefit for a roundup of local food trucks and to raise money for Cancer Services of Greater with the idea that nothing ever happens serving beer, with proceeds ben- Cancer Services, lo- Baton Rouge in Baton Rouge, one efiting Cancer Services of Greater cal food trucks will incorporate Tin Roof beer into a he thinks makes many students Baton Rouge. Just a mile down Nicholson new item on the menu created in feel stuck in a rut and leads them Drive from the North Gates of honor of the brewery’s anniver- to move out of town after graduation. LSU, Tin Roof Brewing Compa- sary. “Cool stuff is happening that “All of our food truck chefs ny has its roots planted in the local scene. From the tanks labeled are exactly that — they’re chefs,” they need to know about,” Peak by names of Louisiana rivers and Snow said, who also owns the said. “You can go out to another lakes to tin tackers stamped with popular Taco de Paco truck. bar and have your everyday, run“They’re going of-the-mill Friday night experithe words “geaux to come up with ence, or you could come out to local,” Tin Roof’s ‘We’re a completely unique and new Tin Roof and have some food investment in its hometown is clear local organization, so items and options trucks having a cook-off, and it the moment one partnering with other that incorporate benefits a good cause.” Peak said he hopes an event Tin Roof into steps through the local businesses really their dishes, and of this scale will serve as a springfront doors. I think they’re board for more activity in his part N a t u r a l l y, means a lot to us.’ gonna blow some of Baton Rouge and even start an the brewery has annual tradition. minds.” chosen to comConnie Boudreaux “We don’t want it to be a oneConnie Boumemorate its anniversary with a advertising associate, Cancer Services dreaux, the orga- time thing,” Peak said. “We want nization’s adver- it to get bigger and bigger and homegrown party. According to Tin Roof’s advertis- tising associate, said she wants bigger and bigger every year.” In addition to food and beer, ing director John Peak, Tin Roof to show University students that deliberately planned the event for even if money is tight, they can the Tin Roof anniversary party the Friday before the Ole Miss contribute to the cause in their will also feature live music by local bluegrass band The Ramblin’ game as a nod to founders Charles own way. “We’re a completely local Letters. The event will take place Caldwell and William McGehee. “There is a fun dynamic in organization, so partnering with on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the the brewery,” Peak said. “Wil- other local business really means Tin Roof Brewing Company’s loliam went to LSU, Charles went a lot to us, because we know what cation on Wyoming Street. to Ole Miss, so having it right be- it’s like to be kind of the underfore the Ole Miss game really fits dog,” Boudreaux said. Boudreaux, Snow and Peak our brand. The rivalry speaks for Contact Kaci Yoder at all said they hope the event will itself.” Tin Roof has collaborated help boost awareness of all three with two other local organizations, Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge and the Baton Rouge Mobile Food Vendors Association, to put on the event. Though it may seem like a strange combination, spokesman for


Tin Roof Brewing Company will celebrate its second anniversary with a roundup of local food trucks Friday. Proceeds will benefit Cancer Services.


Thursday, November 15, 2012 LEISURE, from page 11

wants her students to have fun. Even if everyone fails at completing a new trick, she said she feels students can still enjoy the overall experience. Alexis Richmond, biology senior, said the adrenaline rush of twirling above the room easily outweighs the difficulty of the class. She said she plans to continue honing her skills after the class is over, as she aspires to one day reach the caliber of performance of her teacher. “She makes me want to join the circus,” Richmond joked. Richmond said the class also evoked her creative abilities since she was able to express herself in a way she hadn’t done before. Eric Wiggins, digital media analyst at Information Technologies Services, sought to provide a similar venue of expression when he contacted the leisure office to create a historic long sword fencing class. Wiggins noticed a hole in the leisure program’s martial arts and fencing itinerary, which lacked

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audience members avoid wearing logos and to sport their best Western attire to help create a Texas rodeo vibe. Emily Shields, animal science senior and assistant rodeo manager, explained there are two rodeos. Thursday night is the student rodeo, in which only students may participate in the show. The Friday night rodeo is an open rodeo, meaning anyone is invited to ride. Shields said she hopes the rodeo will garner more attendees than the rodeo’s usual turnout. “We’re hoping it will publicize us more because we would

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classes involving historical European martial arts or HEMA. After immersing himself in the HEMA community, Wiggins said he felt the subject would be beneficial to many students. “The story I usually hear is, ‘Yeah, I’ve been interested in swords and knives ever since I was a kid, but I never knew this existed,’” he said. Most of Wiggins’ students are met with a stark realization upon entering his class — reallife fencing is nothing like it has been depicted in movies. The lessons in the class range from learning the proper fencing positions and guards stances to long sword history. When sparring, students use plastic replicas, similar in weight and balance to steel swords, to ensure safety in the beginning classes. As experience level increases, steel swords are more likely to be used. Wiggins said most of his students advance quickly and are knowledgeable of the craft after only six weeks of class. This could be attributed to many of

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his students’ previous experience with swords, like 53-year-old long sword student Wade McManus. While McManus said he has a particular affinity for Viking swords, he jumped at the chance to take a long sword fencing class. He said the class presented an opportunity for him to further explore his sword-collecting hobby. McManus said it was an informative and challenging experience. He said his younger but knowledgeable teacher was a pleasure to interact with. “It was hard to keep up with his exuberance,” he said. “He really liked it. It was fun to see someone with an attitude like his.” Leisure classes vary in length, usually between one and 10 class sessions. Class price range for students is about $50 to $75.

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always love to do our job where you’re passionate and you love it,” Shields said. “The people that come are people that have been coming forever, so it’s a tradition for them. We really want to reach out to the LSU community because our student turnout hasn’t been as strong the past couple of years.” Shields said the usual rodeo attendance is about 200 to 300 people. This year they’re hoping for anywhere up to 8,000 rodeogoers. Shields said the rodeo will be benefiting Brave Heart- Children in Need, Inc. The organization offers foster children a sense of home by giving them toys and

items that they can call their own. She said there will be a donation box at the rodeo to collect toys for the children, and some of the proceeds of the ticket sales will also be going to the charity. Shields said the rodeo will feature bull-riding, calf-roping and calf-sorting. She said the rodeo also features humorous activities like goat dressing. Goat dressing involves teams competing to clothe a goat the quickest. The rodeos both begin at 7 p.m. and the cost of admission is $5.

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La. election results reveal little care for civil liberties MANUFACTURING DISCONTENT DAVID SCHEUERMANN Columnist Last week’s elections revealed a startling truth about Louisiana voters: We like our Congressmen. We like our guns. But we don’t care too much about our civil liberties. Every congressman re-elected last week voted in September to reauthorize the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, a law which allowed the government to conduct dragnet surveillance over Americans’ electronic communications and granted telecommunications companies immunity from lawsuits involving this surveillance. These men — our representatives — decided the government should be allowed to monitor your emails, phone calls and text messages without a warrant. And we rewarded them by voting them back into office. In fact, when it comes to the most prominent technology-related bills, our representatives — and by extension ourselves — seem out of touch. Three of our congressmen, with the exceptions of Rep. Cedric Richmond from District 2 and Rep. John Fleming of District 4, voted for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) this summer — a bill that would have allowed private companies to share their users’ personal communications with federal agencies, bypassing existing privacy laws. CISPA was opposed by major Internet innovators including Tim

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Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, and Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox web browser. Rep. Steve Scalise of District 1 even co-sponsored the infamous Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which was especially painful for me considering he’s my representative and a fellow computer science major from LSU. Scalise did withdraw his sponsorship once pressured by vocal opponents. This paints the picture of a state that’s behind the times technologically. CISPA and SOPA were lambasted by several online communities such as Reddit when they were introduced, and FISA has its own

Amendment 8 from last week’s ballot was designed to give a tax exemption to certain nonmanufacturing businesses. Eligible businesses include such geek-filled industries as data services centers, research and development operations and digital media or software development, according to the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR). However, it’s possible many of these businesses won’t be enticed by the possibility of property tax exemptions given our populace’s positions on policies that affect the digital realm. Still, this inconsistency isn’t even the most striking information to take from the election results.

Not only do our representatives’ voting records demonstrate a disregard for our civil liberties and digital rights, it also reveals fundamental contradictions in the mindset of our state and maybe even the conservative ideology that dominates it. We don’t think the government can run a massive rehaul of our health care structure, but we do think it can run a massive surveillance regime. We voted to protect our Second Amendment right to bear arms with the strictest scrutiny last week, but we don’t even bat an eye when the Fourth Amendment is stripped of all relevancy by bills approved by our very own politicians. Louisiana needs to be consistent. If we are going to hold the Bill of Rights and our Founding Fathers on a pedestal, then we need to ensure all of those rights are protected. If we are going to attempt to lure in new industries, then we cannot vote for those who side with policies antagonistic to their principles. It’s time we stop re-electing politicians who vote against our interests. David Scheuermann is a 20-year-old mass communication and computer science junior from Kenner.

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facing, the last one I expected to be asked about was this one. My original answer was that I really did not mind, because the U.S. government has been taking care of Puerto Rico for some time now. Through military protection and foreign assistance. We might as well make them a state so they can contribute and pay their share of taxes. She walked away and I continued to sit there in the quad and think about it. The more i thought about it, the more my opinion became clear. Our country is in an extreme amount of debt from war, international intervention, contributions to the UN, foreign assistance, and even welfare. Puerto Rico has a large population under poverty and I think that if they were added as a state they would only require more government assistance. I feel at this point

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share of hate from those most in tune with today’s technology. Many of us geeks don’t like laws that fundamentally alter the Internet, and we don’t like knowing our communications can be easily monitored. We are acutely aware of the growing prevalence of Internet technologies and what the implications of these laws are for an increasingly digital society. Just look at how common smartphones are becoming. Yet, our opinions in these regards are inconsequential, which is surprising, considering if we continue to take our state’s voting record into account. Us geeks are precisely who we’re trying to lure to the state.

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the only way a new state should be added is if they can contribute to the overall country. I do not think Puerto Rico could accomplish this and I do not even think it should be something to be even considered. It seems like a lot of the major issues facing this country are being suppressed by the media in light of more big government friendly issues. I would for once like to be asked my opinion on the Fast and Furious and Benghazi attack cover ups. There has been a lot more media coverage of how General Petraeus is having an affair then other more important issues. -Stephen Schmidt, mechanical engineering junior In response to Aaron Friedman's column, "Colorado pipe dream is still a dream":

Wow Mr. Friedman I cannot and don't believe the article you have written is genuinley your opinion.You have beyond biased opinions in this article that leak like a syringe from the start and I would love to be the first to politely explain why . First of all John Hickenlooper was one of the founders of the original Wynkoop Brewing Company brewpub in Colorado and has been lobbying against weed for his own economic profit - reilly/10/23/reilly1029/index.html. He IS a mass drug dealer behind the Coors name and defacing his competition. There is no evidence of a single death attributed to marijuana and your introductory paragraph started with you choking on beer. I'm not buying this

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Recent elections prove to be wins for women LA SEULE FEMME KATE MABRY Columnist Although 1992 — the same year that the first women were elected into the Senate — is remembered as the “Year of the Woman,” many will agree that 2012 shared a similar tune. The results of the presidential election showed that 55 percent of women voted for President Barack Obama, which significantly contributed to the president’s win, according to CNN exit polls. While men continue to hold the majority of Senate seats, 20 women are now seated in the chamber following the election. Although women comprise 51 percent of the population in the U.S., they continue to be vastly underrepresented in the legislature. In January, Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women and Politics, said women held only 17 percent of congressional seats, 12 percent of governorships and 17 percent of big-city mayorships. But on the bright side, those percentages have slightly increased this election run with the success of a few female candidates. Some recent female victories include Mass. Democrat Elizabeth Warren over incumbent Scott Brown and Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill over the infamous U.S. Rep. Todd Akin. Akin’s loss was a win for women across the country. His comments on “legitimate rape” portrayed his ignorance and thoughtlessness on a serious issue. I’m uncertain of the legitimacy of the “War on Women,” which is described as the legislative and rhetorical attacks on women’s rights. But we can only hope an equal representation of women in politics would likely squash any further claims of such a war. The push to promote more female involvement in politics has even entered into the local spheres

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Flanked by family members, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., declares victory over challenger Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., in the Missouri Senate race Nov. 6 in St. Louis.

of government. Earlier this year, District 15 Sen. Sharon Weston Broome encouraged women to find their place in politics in an online seminar called “Don’t Get Mad, Get Elected.” Like Broome, many women are frustrated with unsolved issues in their community — whether they’re crime or education — and along with former Missouri state legislator Emmy McClelland, Broome told the group of women that personally representing their community is the best way to bring about the change they seek. “It is important that women

have a voice at the table when important decisions are made about our state’s and our nation’s future,” Broome said during the seminar. “It is important that women realize they can run for elected office, win and make a difference. This is particularly important in state legislatures with term limits where more and more seats are up for grabs.” Ladies, don’t bother sending emails and writing letters to unresponsive politicians. I can’t begin to describe the frustration I feel when I receive a pre-written mass letter from the office of <insert name of politician here> that simply thanks

me for sending my letter. Some will say that’s the game of politics. But I’m convinced more can be done, and equal representation of women in politics is the answer. Walsh agrees. “Women are able to work together across party lines,” she said. “Women usually run when there is a problem that needs to be solved. Men run to be someone; women run to do something.” Walsh, who followed women’s participation in politics for more than 40 years, said progress continues to be slow. While a few women with big

names, such as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, have made headway in politics, equal representation for women remains to be only a hope for the future — hopefully a future in our lifetime. Kate Mabry is a 21-year-old mass communication senior from New Orleans.

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Petraeus scandal should serve as warning for emails The Oracle Editorial Board University of South Florida

If any good has come from the troubling tale of former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus and his sordid affair with his 40-year-old biographer, it is a lesson in exercising caution in what one writes in emails. While covering one’s tracks is not the moral that should be taken away from the media frenzy that has followed the “Petrayal” incident that has likely caused much grief to multiple families, it is a side note that should be heeded. The tip-off of the scandal has been identified as an email sent

from a Tampa woman to the FBI. The depth of the scandal can be seen in the “harassing emails” that Paula Broadwell, Petraeus’ alleged mistress, sent to the Tampa woman, who Broadwell supposedly suspected was growing closer to Petraeus. The details of the scandal are all found in “intimate messages” within Petraeus’ private Gmail account — even though he reportedly used a dropbox-like system that allowed Broadwell to see the emails as drafts instead of actually transmitting them, in hopes of evading the ability to retrieve them. The Washington Post reported the tactic to be similar to tricks terrorists use

when communicating in fear of espionage. But the one thing that even the director of an agency that prides itself on secrecy cannot escape is the shield of privacy that the Internet — and public records laws — whisk away from all. This brief window into his personal email account could provide valuable information into other matters of national security and even allow hackers to access more classified information — a reason he was ultimately asked to resign. But particularly in the state of Florida, where all government employees — including university employees — are, in the interest of open

government and transparency, subject to having their email searched, it is imperative one consider the merit of what is being put in written and electronic communication. While the convenience of such communication has replaced notepassing and workplace whispering with emails to the person sitting next to you about the awful third person at a meeting or emails about non-workrelated activities, email communication doesn’t offer much protection to those who are afraid of their dirty laundry being accessible to all. Even after deleting one browsing history, if one is logged into a Google account, any search is saved

in the history and could potentially be accessible to all. While the majority of people will never be swept into a media maelstrom and could likely safely get away with workplace wantonness, the importance of watching what one allows the Internet to know should not be forgotten.

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may have come at a cost. Along with Florida, the Aggies and their magnetic freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel are now the Tigers’ prime competition for a Sugar, Fiesta or Rose Bowl berth. With Alabama, South Carolina and Georgia also ranked in the BCS top 10 and utter chaos likely necessary for LSU to secure a BCS slot, other post-New Year’s bowls have taken notice. “We’re always interested in LSU,” said Cotton Bowl vice president of communications Charlie Fiss, who attended the LSU-South Carolina game last month. “Right now, there’s not enough dust settled for any official talks to be under way. Other bowls pick ahead of us, but you hope for a team of [LSU’s] caliber to still be available.” Dallas would be a familiar destination for the Tigers, who played at Cowboys Stadium twice in eight months last year. LSU will also open the 2013 season there against TCU in the Cowboys Classic. The Capital One Bowl has sent representatives to every LSU game since the beginning of October and traditionally includes the most

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Other programs like Hidden allow users to locate their MacBook’s location and use the iSight camera can take pictures of the thief. Though these programs can allow students to locate their electronics, students shouldn’t take matters

attractive SEC team that doesn’t crash the BCS party. “We have a strong relationship with LSU, but I don’t want to mischaracterize the process,” said Greg Creese, the Florida Citrus Sports director of communications. “We speak with schools throughout the year, but there are no invites until things are certain. Our membership casts ballots in two weeks that we don’t even open until Selection Sunday [on Dec. 2].” LSU Senior Associate Athletic Director Herb Vincent called any bowl projections “premature,” saying the week after the Arkansas game is “prime time” for official decisions. “There is no rhyme or reason or consistency to the process,” Vincent said. “Right now, it’s just bowl representatives making themselves visible at our games. ... Not much can be locked in until the SEC Championship.” With six-win Vanderbilt currently the next available bowl-eligible league team after the SEC’s Super Six, Atlanta’s Chick-fil-A Bowl on New Year’s Eve figures to be LSU’s worst-case scenario. All of this is assuming the Tigers win out, which players say is getting lost in the bowl into their own hands. “They need to notify police,” Lalonde said. “You could wind up putting yourself in a very dangerous situation.” Other than taking responsibility for their own belongings, students can help mitigate the problem by reporting any suspicious activity they

The Daily Reveille discussion shuffle. “What’s at stake right now is Ole Miss and getting the win this week to keep goals in sight,” said senior defensive tackle Josh Downs. “That’s my mindset right now, and I think the team’s is pretty close to that.” That doesn’t mean preferences are absent among players. Redshirt senior defensive end Lavar Edwards cited all three of the aforementioned non-BCS bowls as his favorite bowl experiences during his career, though he ultimately preferred the Capital One Bowl. Senior wide receiver Russell Shepard admitted players can’t always maintain that tunnel vision and will often try to pin down their holiday destination. “We’re only human, so of course we’re gonna talk about it,” he said. “You hear stuff from the Fiesta or even the Rose to the Cotton Bowl. This team has made the BCS our focal point — we feel like that’s the elite level, how you define yourself as the best.” Contact Chris Abshire at; Twitter: @AbshireTDR

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Are you a quitter? Every year on the third Thursday of November, the American Cancer Society invites smokers to give up their cigarettes for just one day and then to turn that one day into a tobacco-free life. What if, on Nov. 15, we invited smokers to give up smoking on campus for just one day and then turned that one day into a tobacco-free campus? Join us in Free Speech Alley Nov. 14 & Nov. 15 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Support smokers who want to quit and learn why LSU should join Auburn, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky and Missouri universities to become tobacco-free.

see to LSUPD. “Some people do it more than once,” he said. “And if we can get them, we can recover others’ stolen property.” Contact Chris Grillot at


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