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Food Science Building $20,292

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Kevin Smith $252,654

Rudolf Hirschheim $240,057

Jennifer Gilkes $233,333

Earl Plummer $230,000

Luigi Marzilli $213,820

Chemical Engineering Building $102,067

Sturgis Hall $25,172

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Football Operations Building (pictured) $179,188

LSU Child Care Center $28,957

When assessing University employees’ salaries, LSU football coach Les Miles’ annual sum doesn’t particularly stand out because most of it is in the form of supplemental compensation beyond his base salary. The reality is much different. Miles’ $4.3 million yearly take dwarfs that of any other on campus. But he only makes $300,000 as a Louisiana State University staffer. So where does the other $4 million come from? The primary source of Miles’ extraneous income is television money. In the last decade, the amount of TV money pumped into college athletics has skyrocketed, making college football coaches the breadwinners at most schools, and Miles is no exception. With his recent $549,000 raise last month, Miles is now one of five college football coaches

Business Education Complex $101,780

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optical character recognition and handcleaned. The salary information shown in the As students sit daydreaming or scrib- database is in accordance with the data bling in class, they’ll now be able to read provided by the Hill Memorial Library; how much the instructor teaching them is however, portions of salaries, which are being paid on The Daily Reveille’s generated through private founwebsite. Read what dations, grants and other means, But they won’t be limited to our editor are not present in the data. This seeing only instructors’ salaries. especially prevalent when it in chief iscomes Students and anyone else interto the salary information of ested can look up the salary of any has to say coaches. faculty member who works for the about the According to the database, University with The Daily Rev- database, almost 15 percent of faculty memeille’s new salary database for the bers at the University rake in salap. 12. fiscal year of 2011 to 2012. ries of at least $100,000, while less The salary information was obtained than 2 percent make at least $200,000. from the salaries of the non-classified emAbout 85 percent of the University’s ployees document, which is located at the faculty salaries come in at $99,999 or less, Hill Memorial Library reserves desk. The while 17 faculty members earn less than document was scanned, processed through $10,000 per year. PAY, see page 11 Ferris McDaniel

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INTERNATIONAL President Ahmadinejad under fire for hugging Chavez’s mother at funeral TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Senior Iranian clerics have scolded President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for consoling Hugo Chavez’s mother with a hug — a physical contact considered a sin under Iran’s strict Islamic codes. The rebuke follows a widely published photo showing Ahmadinejad embracing Chavez’s mother at the funeral of the late Venezuelan president in what is seen as taboo-breaking behavior in Iran. Black smoke pouring from chapel chimney signals cardinals’ indecision VATICAN CITY (AP) — Black smoke poured from the Sistine Chapel chimney on Tuesday, signaling that cardinals had failed on their first vote of the papal conclave to choose a new leader for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics and their troubled church. Surrounded by Michelangelo’s imposing frescoes imagining the beginning and the end of the world, cardinals locked themselves into the chapel following a final appeal for unity to heal the divisions that have been exposed by Pope Benedict XVI’s shocking resignation and revelations of corruption and mismanagement in the Vatican bureaucracy.

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Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad comforts Elena Frias during the funeral ceremony for her son, Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chavez, at the military academy in Caracas, Venezuela.

Palestinian man shot to death after throwing firebombs at Israeli troops JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops shot to death a Palestinian man Tuesday after he and others hurled rocks and firebombs at them in the West Bank, the military said. The death was the latest in a new uptick in Palestinian casualties in the area, where protests in support of prisoners held in Israeli jails have led to violent clashes between the protesters and Israeli forces. The protests have largely subsided. Yatta hospital director Ziyad Abu Zahra identified the man killed as 25-year-old Mahmoud Titi.

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Colorado lawmakers approve bill, gay couples granted rights to civil unions

House lawmakers begin Louisiana budget hearings, criticize Jindal’s plan

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers took a historic vote to approve civil unions for gay couples Tuesday, delivering on a campaign promise from Democrats who have capitalized on the changing political landscape of a state where voters banned same-sex marriage not long ago. The bill on its way to the desk of Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper is expected to be signed into law within two weeks, capping a three-year fight over a proposal to grant gay couples rights similar to marriage. Street preacher convicted in deadly Craigslist plot, may face death penalty

(AP) — Republicans on the House budget-writing committee criticized Gov. Bobby Jindal’s budget proposal as an elaborate shell game balanced by shaky financing and improper money maneuvers. The complaints came Tuesday in testy exchanges with Jindal administration leaders as the House Appropriations Committee opened its hearings on the governor’s spending proposals for the 2013-14 fiscal year. Jindal relies on anticipated savings from the privatization of most LSU-run public hospitals, which hasn’t yet happened, and patchwork financing from property sales and other not-yet-completed fund sweeps.

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A self-styled street preacher accused in a deadly plot to lure men with Craigslist job offers and then rob them was found guilty Tuesday of aggravated murder and could face the death penalty. A jury in Akron returned the verdict in the case against Richard Beasley, a high school student who was charged with killing two men from Ohio and one from Norfolk, Va. A man from South Carolina was shot but survived and testified about running for his life and hiding in the woods, scared he would bleed to death.

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Colorado Representative Dominick Moreno, D-Commerce City, hugs Rep Brittany Petteren, D-Lakewood on Tuesday, following the vote on Senate Bill 11 in the Colorado House of Representatives in Denver. The bill gives gay couples rights similar to marriage.

Three inmates captured after escaping jail, found in salvage yard ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities have captured two murder suspects and a third inmate who escaped from a southeast Missouri jail overnight. Missouri Highway Patrol Trooper Clark Parrott says the three men were caught Tuesday afternoon while authorities were checking a salvage yard where one of the suspects used to work. The men — Matthew Brandon Cook, Kade Reaves Stringfellow and Rodney Joe Green — were found inside the cab of a truck and were taken into custody without incident.

Starters Smith, Vilma sign new deals with Saints, reserve player released NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Defensive end Will Smith and linebacker Jonathan Vilma have agreed to restructure their contracts in order to remain with the New Orleans Saints, people familiar with the situation said. Meanwhile, one person said reserve linebacker Will Herring was being released after two seasons with the club.





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New restaurant to open near campus in April Leroy’s offers homestyle dishes Jonathan Olivier Staff Writer

Students miles away from mom’s home cooking will be able to get their homestyle culinary fix by visiting Leroy’s, a new restaurant opening in April, said Stephen Hightower, owner of Frankie’s Dawg House and Leroy’s. Hightower and business partner Brian Reames came up with the idea to bring back simple meals many enjoyed growing up, choosing to place the restaurant near campus at the former home of The Purple Goose located on Nicholson Drive near Southgate Towers. The restaurant will specialize in simple homestyle dishes, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Patrons will be able to enjoy foods such as meatloaf, chicken pot pie, mashed potatoes and many specialty dishes. “Basically we’re trying to bring the comforts of home or that memorable meal that you had with your family, where you can always come get that with us,” Hightower said. “We’ve always thought that there was a need to bring these foods back to people’s realm, and actually they’re getting popular around the nation – the whole good ol’ style comfort food is coming back.” The concept is reflected in the

restaurant’s slogan, “Simply Good Eats and Drinks.” Hightower’s grandfather, Leroy, inspired the restaurant’s name and concept. “I spent my childhood enjoying these favorites that he used to prepare for us,” Hightower said. Leroy’s menu will center on a special seasoning called “the shake,” Hightower said, which will feature shaking the seasonings in a bag to then flavor the chicken. “We want to be known as the best fried chicken in town – old school bone-in fried chicken,” Hightower said. Beignets will be served and also get a fair share of shaking, from powdered sugar to flavored fruit toppings. Hightower said he is bringing two concepts to Baton Rouge that are totally new to the area – poutine specialty cheese fries and beer shakes. The beer shakes will feature various beers paired with ice cream and other toppings, and the poutine cheese fries will have gravy and melted cheese on french fries, Hightower said. Michael Weber, general studies senior, said he has been working for Hightower for around five years and will be a manager at Leroy’s. Weber mirrored Hightower’s excitement about the menu items the restaurant is bringing to the campus area. “It’s something that [Baton Rouge doesn’t] have around in that

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Chairs and tables lie strewn about a space currently undergoing renovation Tuesday inside Leroy’s, a restaurant opening soon near campus on Nicholson Drive.

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area. We’re bringing different kinds of concepts over that nobody else has.” Weber said aside from the allure of the good food, the restaurant’s bar will serve as a destination for students to relax and take a break from the crowded bars around Tigerland. “Everybody is going to be able to come sit down, have some good music playing, enjoy it and have some good company around them,” he said. Contact Jonathan Olivier at


Black History Month Celebration: Sankofa Poetry and LSU Libraries Film Series March 13, “Stolen” 2 p.m. in the Hill Memorial Library Refreshments provided. Work Experience Week Join us TODAY for Internships with the Government 4:00-5:00pm, 155 Coates Hall Become a Man of Merit, Service, and Leadership LSU Black Male Leadership Initiative, Open House Meeting Wednesday, March 13, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. LSU Student Union (International Room #303) Complete your 2013 Fellows Application Online at DO YOU HAVE AN OCCURRENCE? Call Sam at the Student Media Office 578-6090, 9AM- 5PM or E-mail:

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The planned renovation of the University Student Recreation Complex is set to begin in late April and finish by the 2015-16 academic year. The renovation will include additional parking, more lighted softball and multipurpose fields, nine new tennis courts, a half-mile indoor running trail, a CrossFit training slope, a 38-foot climbing wall, an outdoor pool area with an LSU logo-shaped lazy river and two 25-yard outdoor pools.

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LSU sewer system to improve Students unaware of LSU’s reorganization Gabrielle Braud

Contributing Writer

The University’s sewer system will receive some crucial updates at no cost to the University as the city of Baton Rouge continues its decade-long effort to update the parish sewer system, portions of which are more than 100 years old. According to the plans negotiated between the University and the city of Baton Rouge as part of the Baton Rouge Sanitary Sewer Overflow Control and Wastewater Facilities Program, or SSO program, the University will allow the city to run new sewer lines through campus in exchange for a new LSU pump station and main sewer line. The SSO program began in 2002. The University currently has a sewer line that pumps 85 percent of the sewage on campus from the power house to the city’s central treatment facility on River Road, which will ultimately be eliminated as part of the SSO program, said Jim Mayne, associate director of Utility Services. Mayne said when the University’s 60-year-old main line broke in 2006 and again in 2007, emergency plans were drawn up to replace the line. However, when the city came to LSU with plans for the SSO program, Mayne said it was costeffective and efficient for the University to give the city the right of way to pass through campus. This plan will allow the city to reduce construction and operating costs, and in exchange for the prime LSU real estate, the city will build the University a new pump station and replace the old line, Mayne said. The Baton Rouge SSO program was established to address existing sewer overflow and wastewater challenges in the city and parish while simultaneously focusing on plans for future growth in the area, according to

CAMPUS CRIME BRIEFS Man eats marijuana to evade arrest, brought to hospital then arrested The LSU Police Department pulled over a vehicle Friday for not using headlights, and upon stopping the car, LSUPD officers smelled marijuana and saw the passenger of the car chewing and swallowing what was believed to be marijuana, LSUPD spokesman Capt. Cory Lalonde said. Vladmir Melnik, 41, of 5990 Sycamore Road, Sugar Hill, Ga., was brought to the hospital and then arrested for obstruction of justice and booked in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. The driver was issued a citation for driving without headlights, Lalonde said. Two brothers arrested after trying to sell stolen LSU barricades David Williams, 23-year-old

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Construction takes place Monday on Nicholson Drive as the city prepares to run new sewer lines through campus as part of its SSO program.

“It is a project to try to eliminate storm water in the sewer system and also eliminate sewage in the storm water system,” Mayne said. “The goal is to increase the efficiency of the sewer system.” Mayne said the real impact of the construction will begin soon when construction starts on Gourrier Avenue toward the LSU Child Care Center, possibly blocking traffic on that street. “Hopefully, the only impact students will see would be some traffic problems,” Mayne said. He said the goal is for the construction near campus to be completed by Sept. 1 to avoid unnecessary traffic congestion during football season. However, Mayne said if the city cannot meet this goal, there are provisions in place to focus on completing construction specific to the LSU campus. The portion of the SSO program utilizing University property, called PS42 Force Main, is separated into two

phases that have been in the works since 2008, according to the SSO program website. Phase A is still under construction and will cost the city approximately $15.5 million, and Phase B will cost about $12.3 million. Phase A will run sewer lines from Lee Drive all the way to the Gardere Lane treatment plant, known as the city’s south plant, and Phase B will run lines back to the PS42 Force Main being constructed on Nicholson Drive, Mayne said. These pumped lines, which were originally going to go around campus down River Road, will run straight through campus as part of the agreement. The University’s pump station will be constructed after the PS42 Force Main project is completed, Mayne said.

political science student, and his brother Jayme Williams, 27, of 3942 Gourrier Avenue, were arrested after the West Baton Rouge Police Department tipped off LSUPD that the two men tried to sell metal barricades at a scrap metal facility, according to Lalonde. After investigation, LSUPD confirmed the barricades were stolen from campus, arrested the brothers and issued them misdemeanor summons.

arrest after failing sobriety tests with a .172 BAC, Lalonde said. LSUPD found he had been previously arrested for a DWI in 2012, Lalonde said. Brazan was booked in the EBR Parish Prison for a DWI second offense and speeding.

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Man arrested for driving drunk on campus, second DWI offense Tylor Brazan, 21, of 17055 Hunter’s Trace West, Prairieville, was going 45 mph in a 25 mph zone on Highland Road when LSUPD stopped him, Lalonde said. Brazan showed signs of intoxication and was placed under

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about this process readily available for everyone through broadcast emails, public meetings, the LSU2015 website and even an LSU2015 Facebook page.” Psychology sophomore KelMcKenzie Womack cee Stallings said the emails are Staff Writer too long and uninteresting. “Some of the emails are Should administrators seek a consensus among students re- wordy, so I haven’t had the time garding the reorganization pro- to read them. When it comes to cess, odds are they will find none. my email, I go through the imDespite numerous stories by portant things, stuff going on with local and state media and broad- my classes,” Stallings said. “[It cast emails sent by the adminis- would help] if they were more tration, many students say they concise, easier to understand.” Cedric Williams, a sophodo not follow the reorganization double maprocess or know ‘Apathy is a big thing, more jor in physics little about it. As the Uni- especially on a campus and math and a Student Governversity undergoes reorganization, a like this with so many ment senator who is aware of the new system presistudents. We don’t reorganization, dent and chancellor search is under realize how intensely it said there is a better way to get the way while the does affect us.’ information to the 10-member Transtudents. sition Advisory Cedric Williams “Maybe there Team is in charge Student Government senator and could be a link of recommendphysics and math sophomore on Moodle or ing changes to the LSU System. The Transition myLSU. The emails failed to get Advisory Team members also across how urgent the changes lead subcommittees that are are,” Williams said. “Apathy is a meant to look at particular areas big thing, especially on a campus across LSU campuses that the like this with so many students. We don’t realize how intensely it reorganization could affect. “Usually, I take all of the sur- does affect us.” Student Government Presiveys, and if I have time to read the broadcast emails, I will. I feel like dent Taylor Cox said it is importhey’re kind of confusing. It’s too tant for students to get involved. “We’re the agent of change. much,” said psychology sophomore Abby Kazik. “I do care It’s our money, our decision. about it. It’s important, but right Right now, we’ve been paying this now, I have a lot of other impor- money to build this home, but we don’t get to see the home,” Cox tant things going on.” Jenkins said it is crucial that said. “We are completely trusting students know about the reorgani- these architects to build this home for us, but we should have estabzation. “It is vitally important that lished input in the decisions about students are aware and are in- what’s going to happen.” volved in the shaping of LSU through this reorganization,” JenContact McKenzie Womack at kins said. “That’s why we’ve put in great effort to have information

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Sunshine State Chinea, Ross continue bond formed in Florida

Chandler Rome Sports Writer

If the injury bug strikes LSU junior catcher Ty Ross like it did last season, don’t fret — he’s already groomed his replacement. Ross took freshman catcher Chris Chinea under his wing before the two had any inkling they’d be teammates in Baton Rouge as both Florida natives played in the All American Prospects organization in Miami. Ross immediately found a friend in Chinea as the two bonded into the family the organization cultivated. “He seemed like a good kid,” Ross said. “You could tell since day one he kind of looked up to me. It’s an honor to have someone kind of look up to you.” Since their first meeting when he was about 14, Chinea said he’s always looked up to the elder Ross and would constantly ask him about his experience at LSU. And when Chinea spurned the hometown Miami (FL) Hurricanes to sign with the Tigers, he found Ross again ready to teach him the intricacies of the Division I game. “He did an outstanding job of [selling LSU],” Chinea said. “He prepared me perfectly. Everything he told me that could happen has happened. It’s been awesome since I’ve been here.” Now faced with the difficult adjustment from Gulliver Prep FLORIDA, see page 7


Reynolds to start as Tigers face Nicholls Freshman Laird leads LSU batters Catherine Threlkeld Sports Contributor

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LSU freshman catcher Chris Chinea (front) has looked at junior catcher Ty Ross (back) as a mentor since the two played in the same organization growing up in Florida.

Two freshmen will share the Alex Box Stadium spotlight Wednesday night when LSU (151) plays Nicholls State for the second time this season. Freshman outfielder Mark Laird will look to extend his team-high .411 batting average, while freshman pitcher Russell Reynolds will take the mound for his first start this season. Laird had a standout performance Sunday against Washington, reaching first base on four consecutive at-bats. Laird said he hasn’t hit the hardest balls on the team, but has gotten lucky and found holes to drive grounders. “My No. 1 goal is just try to get on base any way I can because I know we have the heart of the order coming up with Bregman, Rhymes and Katz,” Laird said. Sixteen games into the season, Laird said he is getting more comfortable at the plate and is becoming more selective about swings. In 56 appearances at the NICHOLLS, see page 7


Chemistry between partners is key in doubles Off-court bond can play big factor Trey Labat Sports Contributor

Tennis players work for years to perfect individual skills, then they have to take that skill and pair it with someone whose style could be completely different. That’s the challenge college tennis players face when they are paired with their doubles partners. A sport that emphasizes individual accomplishments takes two players and mashes them together for a competition that, at the collegiate level, can often swing the tide of a match in a team’s favor. “Doubles is basically a

different sport,” said LSU junior Brown said this is when most player Ariel Morton. “The strat- of the experimenting with douegy is different; you can hit the bles lineups goes on. ball in different spots.” “It’s definitely a trial and erThe chemror process,” said istry players deLSU senior player ‘No matter the velop with their Kaitlin Burns. skill set of the two partners can be “Playing with crucial in detersomeone might playing together, if not work out, but mining if a team wins or loses. the chemistry is there, our coaches have “No matdone a really great it’s possible to pull ter the skill set job of making adof the two playjustments.” out the win.’ ing together, if Morton and Jeff Brown the chemistry is sophomore Mary LSU men’s tennis coach there, it’s possible Jeremiah were to pull out the first put together win,” said LSU men’s coach Jeff in the fall. During the spring Brown. season, the duo has advanced Determining the dou- to playing on court one for the bles pairings is a long process Lady Tigers. that usually starts during the fall season. DOUBLES, see page 7

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LSU sophomore Mary Jeremiah returns a volley Jan. 26 during a doubles match. Jeremiah and her doubles partner, junior Ariel Morton, are 8-2 on the season.

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Men’s golf finishes second to North Texas at Argent Classic Presley finishes second overall James Moran Sports Contributor

The No. 16 LSU men’s golf team fell short of repeating last season’s victory at the Argent Financial Classic, finishing second to North Texas on Tuesday. LSU entered the final round with a share of the 36-hole lead, but the Tigers’ final-round score of 1-over 289 left them four shots behind the Mean Green, who shot 3-under. “Finishing second is disappointing,” said LSU coach Chuck Winstead. “We gave away way too many shots at the beginning of the final round and North Texas played well. We kept playing but they didn’t slip PRESLEY up.” The Tigers posted a score of 1-under 863 for the week, 27 strokes ahead of third-place finisher Louisiana Tech, which hosted the event at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant, La. LSU junior Andrew Presley finished second overall at 8-under 208 for the week, one stroke behind North Texas senior Rodolfo Cazaubon. Presley entered the final round with a four-shot lead on Cazaubon but Presley’s even-par 72 in the final round kept the door open for Cazaubon to shoot 5-under and win the tournament. “Cazaubon played really well,” Winstead said. “Andrew got off to a slower start today and that allowed the other guy to erase the deficit. I didn’t think

Andrew played bad, he just well,” Winstead said. “There is gave away a couple strokes he still room for growth, and we shouldn’t have.” could have scored LSU sopho- ‘The entire team played a little lower, but more Curtis overall it was a Thompson se- well. There is still room good effort.” cured a tie for fifth All five LSU for growth, and we golfers at 1-over for the who comcould have scored a peted finished in week. He struggled with a 3-over little lower, but overall the top 20 overall opening round but as sophomores it was a good effort.’ Stewart Jolly and rebounded with a 3-under second Myles Lewis finChuck Winstead round and a 1-over ished in ties for LSU men’s golf coach final round. 14th and 18th, reFreshman spectively. Zach Wright was the third Tiger LSU was the only team in to finish in the top 10, finishing in the field ranked in Golfweek’s a tie for eighth at 3-over for the Top 25. week. Wright was inserted into the lineup after his victory at the Contact James Moran at Louisiana Classics last week. “The entire team played pretty

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plate, Laird has only struck out twice. LSU coach Paul Mainieri said of all the aspects of Laird’s game, his base running needs the most improvement. Laird has one successful stolen base out of three attempts this season. Mainieri said Laird will have to work on getting better jumps and turning around bases, but he is optimistic that when Laird returns in the fall after playing summer ball, he will have improved. “I think by next year, he’ll be an outstanding base stealer,” Mainieri said. “I don’t know that he’ll be a great base stealer this year.” Laird will get his chance to steal a second victory from Nicholls State, a team that allowed only two LSU runs during their last meeting March 3. It was LSU’s second lowest-scoring game this year. Reynolds, a freshman out of Parkview Baptist, hasn’t pitched in the last 10 games due to shoulder tendonitis. He has pitched only two innings this year and said he is excited to get back on the field. “I’m not going to put pressure on myself making this start, but I know the intensity is going to be different,” Reynolds said. “It’s going to be different preparation.” Mainieri said Reynolds was clearly the most advanced freshman pitcher during fall practice. After his tendonitis setback, Reynolds is catching back up to

DOUBLES, from page 5 Morton and Jeremiah have played their way to an 8-2 record during the spring. “[Mary] and I have just learned how to play together,” Morton said. “We’ve gotten to the point where we can anticipate what one of us is going to do on the court.” Burns said the off-court chemistry between players can help when developing a good doubles pairing. The varying playing styles of members on the team can also

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LSU junior Ariel Morton serves Jan. 26 during the doubles match against Northwestern State at W.T. “Dub” Robinson Stadium.

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LSU freshman outfielder Mark Laird (9) runs to second base Friday during the Tigers’ 9-4 victory against the Washington Huskies in Alex Box Stadium.

the freshman group that Mainieri relies heavily on as bullpen pitchers. While Reynolds will start, Mainieri he will probably have him pitch two or three innings before giving several more pitchers game time. Despite Southeastern Conference play looming on Friday, Mainieri said the team’s foremost goal is Nicholls State.

“We had everything we could handle in a 2-1 victory over [Nicholls State],” Mainieri said.

affect the doubles pairings. In doubles, there are two main types of players — spikers and setters. While a setter excels in setting up a point and moving across the baseline, a spiker’s job is to “kill” points when the time comes. “One of the best things about [Jeremiah and Morton], is that they can play both styles effectively,” Burns said. “They feed off each other so well.” LSU freshman Ella Taylor, Burns’ doubles partner, said Burns is the more aggressive of the two, which allows her to play closer to the net more effectively. Off-court chemistry plays a crucial role in developing a doubles team as well. Brown said players who are friends away from the court can help their partners through rough patches of play during a match. “You never want to show frustration toward a teammate,” Morton said. “If they’re having an off match, it could just make them play worse.” Taylor said some of the teams they have played this year have self-destructed when one partner has yelled at another after a mistake. Like dealing with friends with different personality traits, some people respond differently to certain types of criticism. “Some players just need a kick in the pants during a bad match,” Brown said. “Some require a different approach.”

The off-court chemistry between the women’s team may have boosted its doubles performance during the year. The Lady Tigers only have seven players on their roster, with the only Southeastern Conference team having fewer players with six. Taylor said the team feels no obligation to be together away from tennis, but always ends up together since they get along so well. “It’s definitely the highlight of this team,” Burns said. “We all get along so well that it makes it really easy to play together and help each other out.”

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School in Miami to the Southeastern Conference, Chinea said he looks to Ross more than ever as the duo teams with fellow Florida native, freshman Michael Barash, to form the Tiger catching staff. It’s always a learning experience for the three catchers on the diamond, with Chinea crediting his Florida mates young and old for his transformation into a college player. “I try to learn from them the most I can,” Chinea said. “Every day in practice I learn.” Under the watchful eye of LSU hitting coach Javi Sanchez, the trio breaks down each practice with the phrase “unit,” signifying their solidarity. “They ask a lot of questions and they want to learn,” Ross said. “I’m still a student of the game as well … we’re all just getting after it and making each other better. They help me just as much as I help them.” Although he’s only started one game behind the plate, Chinea has seen 12 pinch-hit atbats this season. He’s impressed the staff with his presence at the plate, lacing four hits for a .333 batting average. He didn’t impress his mentor, though, who had seen it all before. “I knew the kid could swing it,” Ross said. “He’s been able to swing it ever since I’ve met him.

RICHARD REDMANN / The Daily Reveille

LSU junior catcher Ty Ross (26) throws to first March 2 during LSU’s 7-1 victory against Brown at Alex Box Stadium.

He’s always been a big stick.” And if the injury bug ever comes back, Ross said he’s overwhelmingly confident Chinea could fill in admirably. But, for now, the backup will relish watching his mentor. “He’s like a quarterback back there,” Chinea said. “He commands the game amazing, always has a good tempo. He’s a great player.”

Contact Chandler Rome at; Twitter: @Rome_TDR

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

This Charming Man Former Gov. Edwin Edwards’ reality show remises the governor’s glory days

THE TRADITIONALIST CHRIS ORTTE Columnist A&E looks to add to its Louisiana reality TV repertoire with legendary Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards and his big-haired wife. Initially reported to air in February, then moved to this evening, and finally pushed to a summer premiere, “The Governor’s Wife,” will follow the interesting life of the vivacious couple, along with Trina’s 60-year-old stepdaughters, Edwin’s teenage stepsons and one of their own on the way. Edwards’ legacy is quite remarkable and definitive of an era in Louisiana politics. Even though his 1991 election was more out of necessity because we had dug ourselves into a hole letting David Duke get into the runoff, Louisiana elected Edwards governor of our dear state four times. He left a legacy true to Louisiana politics that could fill a 611-page book. His first two terms, 1972-1980, were quite successful. Atypical of at least Southern politics at the time, but somewhat reminiscent of Huey Long’s fight for the little man, economic boom in Louisiana and strong efforts that put women

and African-Americans into positions of power marked the terms. In addition, he would leave a lasting mark on Louisiana politics, conceiving the current Louisiana constitution. But his greatest contribution to the date was defeating former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke in 1991 — for that we owe Edwards a debt. Or did the state actually have a choice in that runoff? With a good touch of Avoyelles Parish in his accent, quick Cajunwhit and devilish-charm, Edwards was known for some playboy-ish behavior, some womanizing, that is still exercised in his youthful age of 85. Rightly so, he earned the nickname “the Silver Fox” — quite possibly why he was able to return to the governor’s mansion twice more, and evidently how he was able to fox Louisiana. Permits were his specialty. Casino permits, hospital permits, building permits — you name it, he permitted it. Or more like, you paid for it, he permitted it. Though Edwards’ real talent is not in bribery or racketeering, maybe it was then, but now it has to be the ability to embrace the stigma of a crooked politician and turn it into a career. Book signings, party appearances and speeches, Grand Marshalling parades and the TV series, have been the now-free-from-

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Trina Grimes Scott and former Gov. Edwin Edwards met when she was his pen pal while he was in prison.

prison-life of Edwards. He’s possibly more of a celebrity now for having served time than when he was actually doing good for the state. Hell, “The Governor’s Wife” may launch him into a late ‘80s political revitalization. It seems people are intrigued by Edwards’ criminal activities and can fairly easily forget the unfair dealings he conducted. For some reason, we tend to have a secret

love affair with corrupt politics and their mysterious ways of influencing us. To have that kind of canaille power that you cannot learn or put a finger on is the thing we all envy of Louisiana back-door politics, which Edwards embodies. Even two men he defeated in gubernatorial elections, political rivals of Edwards, sought a pardon for him from President George W. Bush in 2007.

But I guess you have to be from Louisiana to truly appreciate his style. Edwards’ shark-charm just didn’t sit right with those good ole boy ways of the good ole Texas President. President Bush would deny the pardon attempt before leaving office. Concerning his recent escapade, I wouldn’t venture to call him a reality TV sellout yet — although all reality TV is cheap. The Silver Fox has to be up to something with this vain ploy of reality television. Whatever he’s up to, he’s apparently still got it, with a pregnant 34-year-old wife sporting enough blonde hair to rival any Texanette and a constituency still gazing upon that silver hair to prove it. Though the old politico’s public service days must be done, I wouldn’t count his hand in Louisiana politics out just yet. Apparently, he thinks he’s still got enough life left in him, and he’s quite aware of the value of his personal brand. Chris Ortte is 22-year-old political science senior from Lafayette.

Contact Chris Ortte at; Twitter: @TDR_chrisortte

Visit for interactive experiences LETTER FROM THE EDITOR ANDREA GALLO Editor in Chief After keeping it under wraps for several weeks, we’re finally unveiling what we’ve been working on since the start of the semester — our revamped, interactive, interesting and informative salary database. At the beginning of the semester, I wrote a column saying we would push out the database sometime during the semester. We had no idea at the time how great the database would turn out, but one click on should please our readers.

My favorite part about the salary database is two-fold. The first is that it enhances our commitment to watchdog journalism and transparency by giving our readers easy access to public records. The second is its purely digital presence, and the ways in which is pushes us to enhance our online presence and grow our online readership. Gone are the days when our readers had to scroll through boring Microsoft Excel sheets to find their professors’ salaries. Now, we’ve made it possible for students to search employees by name, and we’ve used color-coded breakdowns to depict how someone’s salary ranks among his or her peers at the University. We’ve been studying this data

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for a while, so we broke it down to make it most understandable and accessible for our readers using graphics that highlight how much money comes from each building, job title and department. Click on “How much money is in that building?” for one of our coolest features, a map of the University with dollar signs in different shades of green and red and sizes that reveal where the most money manifests itself on campus and where University employees are paid the least. We’re well aware of the questions that will pop into most people’s minds after looking up LSU football coach Les Miles’ salary and seeing only $300,000 next to his name. Our database contains other employees whose listed salaries aren’t the same

as their true earnings either. The numbers in the salary database are reflective of base salaries from the University, so additional foundation money, grants, or in the case of Miles, supplemental media compensation, is not shown in the database. An extraordinary amount of work went into the creation of this project, spearheaded by The Daily Reveille’s Managing Editor for External Media Bryan Stewart and our Web Data Editor Jared Kendall. Several other reporters and editors helped to bring the final product to its fruition. As we continue to make strides to push The Reveille into a digitalfirst mindset, these are the types of online components that we hope to

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create more of. Thus, we ask for all of our readers to give us their feedback and let us know what other information they would like to see broken down and displayed in such a way. Peruse our database and share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and every other social media outlet that you use. Love it? Great. Hate it? Let us know. Everything we do is to serve our readers, and we hope we’ve done that with our new salary database. Happy scrolling!

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Quote of the Day

“The only thing I can lose is if I’m caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy.”

Edwin Edwards former Louisiana governor Aug. 7, 1927 — Present

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The Transportation Security Administration will allow passengers to bring an assortment of weapons on airplanes starting April 25. Small Swiss Army knives and wine openers are among the arsenal. Since we’re fairly certain these knives are similar to the type used to commandeer planes on 9/11, The Daily Reveille’s Opinion section has decided to provide TSA a list of what it should allow instead:

.. ..

1. Ice picks. Never

know when you're going to crash into a snowy mountain.

illustration courtesy of THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

2. Tuna fish sandwiches

A TSA illustration shows certain requirements of knives that will be allowed on planes.

from home. Because they're delicious.

3. Dr. Scholl's

Massaging Gel Insoles for general comfort.

4. Small guns, for when

smalls knives aren't cutting it.

5. Your own alcohol.

No explanation needed.

6. A bottle of K-Y

Intense Arousal Gel for Her, because there's no time for foreplay when you’re trying to join the Mile High Club.

7. Turbans. For warmth.

8. Razors, so you can

cut your wrists before terrorists crash the plane.

Allowing knives a poor policy move by TSA RUN TO THE MILLS LANDON MILLS Columnist When Samuel L. Jackson starred in “Snakes on a Plane” in 2006, I bet he and the other passengers wished the Transportation Security Administration allowed knives. If the movie would have come out after April 25, Jackson could fend off the snakes with a knife, as the TSA will begin allowing them on planes. The TSA has received backlash for years over its invasive searches, stalling lines and arbitrary enforcement of regulations and standards. Now, it’s allowing small knives that meet certain requirements. You mean requirements like the ones on various hygienic containers, and other random objects? That’s the kind. The invasive searches held by the TSA will escalate, and the whiplash from passengers will match it. But to balance it out, you can now have two golf clubs fly with you. We must have come a long way from the Sept. 11 attacks for the TSA to be opening the doors to such a change in policy.

I’m not even opposed to small knives and tools being allowed — it’s the poor policymakers who deserve a thrashing for their inconsistent platform changes and poor timing. Nikki Stern, a woman appalled by the recent decision, lost her husband in 9/11. Although Stern doesn’t believe his death to be from a pair of box-cutters, she doesn’t understand the TSA’s decision. “I am aware of the argument that anything can be made into a weapon, but knives make it easy,” Stern said in an interview with CNN. The TSA is claiming a “riskbased approach” that focuses on friendlier passenger relations and threats that can take down an entire aircraft such as a bomb. Essentially, your Swiss Army pocket knife can’t take down an aircraft and will be allowed on board. TSA workers and passengers are going to clash over this when the rules and regulations are broken. How is someone treated when his or her knife with a blade longer than 2.36 inches is found on his or her person? A quick Google search on TSA reveals how it treats some screening sessions with children and the elderly being groped and touched. The Flight Attendants Union

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TSA officer Robert Howard signals an airline passenger forward at a security checkpoint at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash. Flight attendants, pilots, federal air marshals and even insurance companies are part of a growing backlash to the Transportation Security Administration’s new policy allowing passengers to carry small knives onto planes.

Coalition with almost 90,000 members and the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations with 22,000 airline pilots are also opposed to this new policy change. The new rules also allow hockey sticks, pool cues, lacrosse sticks and various other sports related items passengers can have in their carry-on luggage. The orchestration and

delegation of rules and restrictions is just arbitrary. Adding more regulations is not going to ease passenger interactions, it is going to inflame them, just as the responses prior to April 25 have shown. I’m sure not all TSA agents are perverts and weirdos. I’m also sure “Saturday Night Live” is going to be all over this one, just as it has every past TSA

shift in policy. Landon Mills is a 21-year-old international studies senior from Sunshine, La.

Contact Landon Mills at; Twitter: @landondeanmills

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013 PAY, from page 1 The five buildings on campus that house the highest paid employees — based on salary averages in the building — include the Football Operations Building, with an average salary of $179,188; the Chemical Engineering Building, with $102,067; the Business Education Complex, with $101,780; the Electrical Engineering Building, with $94,774; and the Athletic Administration Building, with an average of $94,121. The five campus buildings with

MILES, from page 1

making more than $4 million. According to a copy of Miles’ contract, an increase in Miles’ supplemental media compensation accounted for the raise. Basically, the money LSU takes in from the Southeastern Conference’s 15-year deals with CBS and ESPN that are worth $825 million and $2.25 billion, respectively — along with local deals with Cox Sports Television and Guaranty Broadcasting — drives this portion of the contract. A simple interpretation of that has Miles making the majority of his salary from doing post-game interviews and participating in his weekly radio show. In reality, it’s a reward for making and maintaining LSU as one of the premier football brands in college sports. “It’s crazy to think how far we’ve come from the shock about paying [former LSU coach Nick] Saban $1 million when we hired him [in 2000] to where it is now with coaches,” Associate Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Senior Associate Athletics Director Herb Vincent said last month. “To stay at an elite level, you have to spend money on your coaches, especially if it’s not money directly from the University budget.” A small portion of that money is from required public-speaking appearances to promote the program. He also receives an additional $550,000 in supplemental Tiger Athletic Foundation and

the lowest salary averages include Francioni Hall, with $33,042; the Dairy Science Building and Shop, with $32,664; the LSU Child Care Center, with $28,957; Sturgis Hall, with $25,172; and the Food Science Building, with an average of $20,292. When viewing the database’s maps, some employees will not appear because no address information could be obtained for them. Address information was retrieved from the University’s online directory. Aside from most University coaches and administrative equipment compensation. That allotment comes from TAF donations and the LSU Athletic Department’s deal with Nike, which amounts to a potential $11.9 million over seven years. This portion of Miles’ contract is also external of the University system, making it a more malleable part of his deal, which runs through 2019. His compensation doesn’t necessarily end there. The coach receives a $19,200 annual automobile stipend for his car. His new contract, approved Feb. 1 by the Board of Supervisors, established a “length-of-service” incentive that puts $150,000 per year into an LSU-controlled fund. Miles can only collect that money (totaling $750,000) if he stays at LSU until at least 2017. The incentives don’t end there. Miles can earn up to $500,000 per year for postseason berths and championships. Academic incentives for his players graduating and maintaining a quality GPA average also max out at $200,000. So Miles’ $300,000 University pay doesn’t tell the full story. Even his base $4.3 million pay doesn’t account for the near $1 million extra Miles could earn each season. None of this touches on Miles’ personal endorsement deals with the likes of Raising Cane’s. Few University employees could count on such lucrative side jobs. Contact Chris Abshire at

The Daily Reveille positions, which hold incomplete data in their salaries because they are paid unknown additional amounts from various foundations, Kevin Smith, LSU Foundation James C. Bolton Distinguished Professor of chemistry, is the highest paid faculty member, earning a salary of $252,654. Ourso Family Distinguished Professor of Information Systems Rudolf Hirschheim at the E.J. Ourso College of Business trails Smith with a salary of $240,057. Hirschheim is also the highest paid nine-month employee.

page 11 Jennifer Gilkes, psychiatrist at the Student Health Center, holds the third highest salary of $233,333. The fourth highest paid faculty member is Earl Plummer, a physics and astronomy professor and special assistant to the vice chancellor for research. He earns a salary of $230,000. Rounding out the top five salaries is Luigi Gaetano Marzilli, professor of chemistry, earning a salary of $213,820. The highest paid alumni professor recorded in the database is Robin McCarley, who teaches

analytical, surface and materials chemistry. McCarley’s salary measures at $139,660. DISCLAIMER: Tableau Software, the web service hosting the visualizations, will undergo system maintenance from 5 p.m. Wednesday to 8 a.m. Thursday.

Which department do you think is most overpaid? Vote at Contact Ferris McDaniel at

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