FOOTBALL: Georgia QB provides first test for Tigers’ defense, p. 5
ENROLLMENT: International student reflects on life at the University, p. 3
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Mettenberger focused on game, not headlines surrounding past Tyler Nunez Sports Writer
As LSU senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger stood in the Football Operations Center on Monday night surrounded by reporters bombarding him with question after question concerning his family, hometown and personal life, he wanted to make one thing abundantly clear: this week is not about a homecoming. Not only is the Georgia native a former Bulldog, his mother has worked for the Georgia athletics department since 1998. But for Mettenberger, this is just another Saturday, another Southeastern Conference opponent, another obstacle for his team to overcome in order to achieve its goals.
“It’s more about the game and more about this team and the things he has to focus on besides just showing up in Georgia where he’s from,” LSU junior wide receiver Jarvis Landry said. “It’s bigger than that.” Unfortunately for Mettenberger, his checkered past, family ties and hometown apparently make for more headlines than “Just another game.” “I’m looking forward to Sunday morning tremendously,” Mettenberger said. “There is just so much put into this game that has nothing to do with the game that actually goes on between the snap and the whistle. The worst part is my mom has to deal with a lot of this stuff too, and that’s just unfair.” Saturday’s top-10 showdown in Athens, Ga., between No. 6 LSU (4-0, 1-0
LENDING A PAW Animals try out for therapy program
STORY JONATHAN OLIVIER Contributing Writer
oxers, terriers, retrievers, pets of all shapes and sizes – they’re all welcome for the Agriculture Residential College’s Animal Assisted Therapy Program. Multiple pet owners accompanied by their dogs gathered Wednesday evening on the grounds of the University School of Veterinary Medicine for a behavioral evaluation by Diane Sylvester, director of the University Tiger HATS (Human Animal Therapy Service) and veteran dog handler. The evaluations are meant to test the pets’ demeanor around strangers and other animals, and to see if they have what it takes to
SEC) and No. 9 Georgia (2-1, 1-0 SEC) will feature the SEC’s two most efﬁcient quarterbacks in Georgia senior Aaron Murray and Mettenberger, respectively. The two have completed a combined 118 of 173 passes for 2,066 yards and 17 touchdowns and only three interceptions. “Aaron is a friend of mine,” Mettenberger said. “He’s a respected competitor and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to go against him. ... He’s had an outstanding career at Georgia.” Mettenberger treads in new water among the nation’s elite quarterbacks. He’s on pace to break LSU’s single-season passing touchdown record of 28 set by Matt Mauck in 2003 and join Rohan Davey (3,347 in 2001) and JaMarcus HOMEWARD BOUND, see page 11
Dallas (below), a trained therapy dog, partcipated in the evaluations of potential therapy dogs on Wednesday at the School of Veterinary Medicine for the Agricultural Residental College’s Animal Assisted Therapy program.
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LSU senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger (5) and Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray (11) pose together Feb. 26, 2010, while they both played at Georgia. Mettenberger was a Bulldog his freshman year before transferring to Butler Community College and eventually landing in Baton Rouge to play for the Tigers his junior season.
University will pay extra penalties Gordon Brillon
PHOTOS RICHARD REDMANN
The University will be forced to pay additional thousands of dollars in penalties and attorney fees in the lawsuit brought by NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune and The Advocate, a state judge ruled Thursday. The University Board of Supervisors has faced a long, expensive legal battle with the two news organizations for the last six months over its refusal to release records from its search to ﬁll the newly-created system president position that resulted in the hiring of F. King Alexander. Alexander’s was the only name released to the public as an applicant, and NOLA.com | The
participate in the AAT program. “I’m checking to see if the dogs have the right temperament in stressful situations,” Sylvester said. Around 20 AAT student members pair with animals to offer therapeutic treatment to those in need, said College of Agriculture Associate Dean Betsy Garrison. Pet owners are allowed to be present for the therapy sessions, but don’t participate unless they are students involved with the AAT program. The students volunteer time at Sunrise Senior Living in Baton Rouge and will be present for therapy for DOG THERAPY, see page 11
PENALTIES, see page 4
Read an opinion columnist’s point of view on the how the University is bullied in this case, p. 8
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INTERNATIONAL Deal reached on UN resolution on Syria, eliminates chemical weapons UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The ﬁve permanent members of the deeply divided U.N. Security Council reached agreement Thursday on a resolution to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons, a major step in taking the most controversial weapon off the battleﬁeld of the world’s deadliest current conﬂict. Senior U.S., Russian, British and French diplomats conﬁrmed the agreement. The full 15-member Security Council met behind closed doors Thursday, and Britain’s U.N. Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said he would introduce the text there. Poachers sentenced to 16 years in jail for poisoning elephants HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean court ofﬁcials say three poachers convicted of the cyanide poisoning of water holes that killed 81 elephants in a northwestern nature park to collect ivory have been sentenced to up to 16 years in jail. Ofﬁcials in the court in Hwange, 750 kilometers (470 miles) west of Harare, said Thursday the men were found guilty under anti-poaching laws and for illegal possession of 17 elephant tusks. Another ﬁve suspects were ordered to be held in custody until their Oct. 4 trial.
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French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (left) and American Secretary of State John Kerry attend a Ministerial Meeting of Groups of Friends of the Syrian People.
Jewels on French mountain may be from plane crash, worth thousands PARIS (AP) — A French mountain climber stumbled upon a case of dozens of cut jewels, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars — believed to be debris from one of two Air India crashes decades ago, police said. Police commander Sylvain Merly of France’s Savoie region said the experienced Mont Blanc climber, who asked to stay anonymous, found the box marked “Made in India” while scaling one of the peak’s glaciers and turned it in on Sept. 9. Authorities hope to ﬁnd someone connected with its owner.
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Friday, September 27, 2013
Oklahoma prisoner dialed 911 to report escape from unsupervised van
New Orleans cops to wear cameras on uniforms, result of recruiting woes
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Prisoner Joshua Silverman passed up a taste of freedom this week and called the police instead. Silverman could have ﬂed with two other inmates who stole an unattended transport van he was riding in, but he dialed 911 and alerted authorities about the escape. Guards from a private prison transport company had stopped in Weatherford, about an hour west of Oklahoma City, to deliver some ill inmates to a hospital. They left eight other prisoners, including Silverman, in the van unsupervised. Colorado farmers arrested in fatal listeria outbreak, killed 33 people
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas says his ofﬁce is buying hundreds of cameras for ofﬁcers to wear on their uniforms beginning as soon as late this year. Serpas calls the devices “the future of American law enforcement.” The Advocate reports Serpas announced the move at a City Council committee meeting Wednesday called to discuss recruiting troubles in a department that has lost more than 300 ofﬁcers — about 20 percent of the force — since Serpas became superintendent in 2010. Baton Rouge police chief seeks to refine officer communication skills
DENVER (AP) — The owners of a Colorado cantaloupe farm were arrested Thursday on charges stemming from a 2011 listeria epidemic that killed 33 people in one of the nation’s deadliest outbreaks of foodborne illness. Federal prosecutors said brothers Eric and Ryan Jensen were arrested on misdemeanor charges of introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce. Each man faces six counts. They pleaded not guilty in federal court and were released on unsecured bonds.
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An undated photo shows Michael Coleman, one of the two prisoners who stole an unattended van in an attempted escape.
Former Montana teacher released after 30-day term for 2007 rape BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former Montana high school teacher was released from prison Thursday after completing a 30-day sentence for raping a 14-year-old student, a term that is under review by the state’s high court and has critics calling for the removal of the judge who handled the case. Stacey Rambold, 54, left the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge after serving the sentence handed down by District Judge G. Todd Baugh for the 2007 rape of Cherice Moralez.
(AP) — Police Chief Carl Dabadie says he has made it a priority in his young administration to improve the way ofﬁcers are communicating with the people they serve. Dabadie told a meeting of the Baton Rouge Rotary Club Wednesday the biggest complaint the department receives is the way ofﬁcers talk to the public. Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a police spokesman, tells The Advocate the department is looking into hiring a private company to teach ofﬁcers better communication skills.
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International students find home at LSU Funds open $250,000 to student Read an international student’s letter to the editor about how she feels the groups University has treated her, Camille Stelly
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third in a three-part series looking at enrollment data from LSU since 2001.
Camille Stelly Contributing Writer
Student government enrolled SG Bill No. 1 on Wednesday, giving student organizations easier access to money in the Programs, Support and Initiatives Fund. The passing of the bill allows funds to be available immediately. “Passing this is a huge deal,” Speaker pro tempore Trey Schwartzenburg said. “It will affect a lot of students.” The amendments to the bylaws of SG Bill No.1 would repurpose $250,000 that has been sitting, untouched, in an account since the mid-90s, according to Schwartzenburg. The bill states the money will be distributed to support the SG Spring Concert Event, Homecoming Concert Event, a paid admissions concert series, provide relief funding to Recreational Sports Club Team, charter new student organizations, support student organizations sponsored conferences, late-night alcohol free activities and aid organizations in launching unique student initiatives. SG Bill No. 1, written by Senators Max Mirrane and Taylor Stewart establishes an Organizations Initiatives Fund, which would provide financial assistance to student groups launching unique student initiatives. Stewart said unique student initiatives are those that are new to the University. Student groups are only allowed to receive money from the fund once per academic year. Events funded through this account must meet the requirement of realistically expecting an estimated attendance of at least 500 students. The bill also allows money to be allocated to support an exclusive-use initiative and a community-use initiative. Exclusive-use is restricted to use by one organization. And community-use must be a program that benefits the whole University community. Both require student organizations to provide evidence these initiatives will be sustainable for at least three years.
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Michael Panther is one of many foreign students at the University navigating his college experience in a foreign country, finding his place among thousands of American students. “I miss my friends,” Panther said. “I miss the food. I miss Kenya. But I enjoy it here.” Panther isn’t alone — 5.5 percent of the student body is made up of international students. The 21-year-old economics sophomore is originally from South Sudan, which became an independent state in 2011. But Panther moved away from the war-ravaged country in 2004 to the neighboring Kenya, where he spent the rest of his teenage years. “It wasn’t a good experience [in South Sudan],” Panther said. “Then I moved to Kenya, which was more peaceful. It was better there.” When a friend living in Baton Rouge suggested that Panther look into LSU, he decided to find out more. “My friend told me to check it out. So I did,” Panther said. “In Kenya, we never heard of LSU, we didn’t know where it was. So I did some research about LSU and decided this was the school for me.” But Panther’s decision about where to study was difficult. After attending a British-run school, Panther said the United Kingdom seemed like a logical place to move. He also has family living in Michigan, so the Midwest was an option, too. But Panther did not want to brave cold winters in the Midwest. While LSU’s economic
program was appealing, Panther said Baton Rouge’s climate — which is similar to his African hometown’s — sold him on moving to Louisiana. Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment David Kurpius said he is not surprised when students like Panther find a home at LSU. Most international students seek out the University, rather than the University recruiting them, he said. “We don’t do a lot of recruiting internationally, although that is something we might want to change,” Kurpius said. The Office of Enrollment does not exercise the same recruiting efforts exerted for residents and outof-state students because of lack of resources. “That is an area we don’t do enough,” Kurpius said. “It’s a resource issue.” International student enrollment has remained steady over the past 13 years. Enrollment fell by only 12 students between fall 2012 and this year. While the efforts to recruit international students is not strong, most international students move to the University for a number of reasons, not just academics, according to Director of International Services Natalie Rigby. Some international students are attracted to the University’s culture and climate, as well as academics, but what makes them stay is the economic and job opportunities Louisiana offers, Rigby said. “The bulk of international students are STEM majors. But that trends nationally and internationally,” Rigby said. “But international students represent anything: music, art.” India, China and the Middle East provide the majority of international students, but Panther said LSU should reach out to more regions, especially Africa.
“Africans would be drawn here especially because the climate is very similar,” Panther said. “But I believe LSU is working to become a more diverse school [internationally]. I knew I wanted to study abroad. The winters are so cold [in the Midwest], so the weather played a big role in me coming to LSU,” Panther said. Panther plans to put his economics degree to use in his home country. “I want to rebuild South Sudan. The country is destroyed by war,” Panther said. “The main thing is fixing the economy of the country.
I want to make sure my country is moving in the right direction.” Kurpius said he wants to bring in more international students because it will give domestic students the opportunity to learn about other parts of the world.
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 4:00 PM
Andy Forest - The Spotted Cat Music Club The Ramblin' Letters - The Maison
Live After Five - North Boulevard Town Square
Tuba Skinny - D.B.A. Washboard Chaz Blues Trio - The Spotted Cat Music Club Moonshiners Jazz Band - The Three Muses Robert Tebbs, Opening Reception Louisiana State Museum/Capitol Museum
Kermit Ruffins - Blue Nile What Do You Say to a Shadow? - Shadow Box Theatre
Clybourne Park - Claude L. Shaver Theatre Little Shop of Horrors - Independence Park Theatre 9 to 5: The Musical - Baton Rouge Little Theater Clint Kaufmann: Songwriter, Musician, Nutcase Rocco's Poboys and Grill
Beatlemania Now - The Joy Theater-New Orleans Kenny Neal - Music in the Atrium - Belle of Baton Rouge Russell Brand - The Civic Theatre-New Orleans ComedySportz - La Nuit Comedy Theater The Preservation Hall Jazz Masters - Preservation Hall Not For Sale - Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's The Official Pre-Game Turn Up - Baton Rouge River Center
Evening Sky Viewing - Highland Road Park Observatory
Refer a Friend Fridays at MoHair Salon Bring a friend in and receive a free “treatment” Grab a friend and head down Burbank to MoHair Salon 9321 Burbank Dr. Baton Rouge, LA 70820
GitLo Lee - Paragon Casino Resort Orange Goblin - One Eyed Jacks Shivaree - Shadow Box Theatre 61 South - Rock 'N' Bowl Kevin Clark & Barry Foulon - Fritzels Jazz Club Glen David Andrews - The Three Muses Will Wesley - Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's Mano Le Tough & Aril Brihka @ Frequency Effect - Hi Ho Lounge-LA Greg Bates - Texas Club
Twisted Mac and Cheese. Come in and enjoy Twisted Mac & Cheese. Available at both dining halls to close out Hispanic Heritage Week.
Hug Life - Adult Improv Show - La Nuit Comedy Theater The Space Heaters - Old Point Bar
EVENTS Refer a Friend Fridays at MoHair Salon
Eric Lindell - The Blue Moon The Funky Meters - Tipitina's - New Orleans The Pine Leaf Boys - D.B.A. Cottonmouth Kings - The Spotted Cat Music Club The Heaters - The Station Sports Bar and Grill
$10 Race Night
Stand Up Showcase - La Nuit Comedy Theater Righteous Buddha - Chelsea's Cafe
Take advantage of $10 races on the outdoor track all night! Come be a rockstar at Baton Rouge’s premiere indoor kart facility, Rockstar Racing! www.rockstarracing.net
Marco Benevento - Chelsea's Cafe
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Board of Regents approves 2013-14 operating budget Fernanda Zamudio-Suarez Staff Writer
The Louisiana Board of Regents approved the ﬁscal year 2013-2014 operating budget at their monthly meeting Thursday. Board members were presented with the operating budgets of all higher education institutions by the ﬁnance committee, amounting to $2.628 billion for ﬁscal year 13-14. The University’s operating budget is $451 million, and 29 percent comes from state appropriated funds, compared with last year’s 58 percent state funding. $124 million has been cut from state appropriations in the last ﬁve years, and consequently, this money has been made up with increased tuition and fee revenues. Additionally, the budget states that the University has eliminated
247 faculty and 199 staff in the last ﬁve years. While faculty and staff were reduced, enrollment numbers have increased by 4.8 percent from 2008 to 2012. In a news release, Commissioner of Higher Education Jim Purcell said the Board is still prioritizing spending this money efﬁciently. “The system presidents have been extremely thoughtful about their budgetary plans,” Purcell said. “However, adequate funding for higher education must be addressed if we want our universities to truly grow.” The Granting Resource and Autonomy for Diplomas Act will potentially increase University tuition autonomy, resulting in more revenue. The GRAD Act allows the University to be independent in
certain areas like risk management and facilities control, and with this autonomy comes increased savings and revenue. It also gives administrations the authority to increase tuition as a reward for performance based on metrics and requirements in the act, according to Purcell’s budget presentation. During the budget presentations Wednesday, LSU President F. King Alexander said tuition ﬂexibility is the No. 1 issue in higher education. Purcell said 87.8 percent of Southern Regional Education Board accredited schools charge per credit hour, suggesting a trend in that direction. Contact Fernanda Zamudio-Suarez at email@example.com
Minority graduates stay steady Renee Barrow Contributing Writer
Although national trends highlight small numbers of minority students graduating in STEM — science, technology, engineering, and math — ﬁelds, the University can boast about higher numbers thanks to growth in outreach programs. Over the summer, the University’s Gear Up Program celebrated its ﬁrst year of success. Gear Up is a $5.4 million state funded project dedicated to attracting disadvantaged high schoolers in Baton Rouge and Baker to the STEM ﬁelds and higher education. In 2012, the University also received a $1.3 million grant to establish the National Institutes of Health Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program. The program is a partnership with Baton Rouge Community College to help transfer students succeed in scientiﬁc ﬁelds. According to the National Action Council for Minorities Engineering Inc., only 12 percent of African American, Native American, and Latino individuals graduate from college with engineering degrees. “Entering these ﬁelds can be intimidating,” said LaKeitha Poole, coordinator of African American Student Affairs. “Especially if you feel like you might be the only person who looks like you do in class.” The University’s S-STEM, LASTEM, and LAMP programs make these scholarships available to underprivileged students. In a study pertaining to increasing access to educational opportunities published by the university in 2011, LSU retained a 34 percent STEM graduation rate between 1998 and 2003. According to the same study, 49 percent of those students were African American. LSU is a tier one institution and should be more diverse, according
to Poole. Poole also said cultural backgrounds play a signiﬁcant role in the choices individuals make when they are in college. She questioned whether students are provided with the right tools to make informed decisions about their future while in junior high or high school. “Overall, we live in a society where we’re trying to get through things quickly, rather than pursuing knowledge,” Poole said. Ofﬁces like the Multicultural Affairs Center and African American Culture Center help students connect with resources to join the STEM community when they arrive at the University. The University also provides programs such as Recruitment into Engineering of High Ability Minority Students to incoming freshmen of all ethnicities and gender. The camp is sponsored by Shell, Exxonmobil, Dow, and Fluor and exposes new students to potential career paths for STEM graduates. Students have their own ideas about what makes STEM classrooms unappealing to minority students. Cedric Williams, a physics and mathematics junior, said the low numbers are related to economic disadvantages. “There’s a strong limit on education for lots of children, and that already limits the pool,” said Williams. In his time in the College of Sciences, Williams said he noticed many new students lacking basic mathematical capabilities. “I do a lot of tutoring,” said Williams. “And I see people from poorer areas in Baton Rouge having issues with simple algebra, like factoring.” This creates problems with graduation rates because these students should be ready to take calculus I when they start college, he explained. However, many of the
students he tutors are enrolled in entry level trigonometry or college algebra. Alexandra Willis, a computer science sophomore, said she has observed large gaps in the number of female and male students in her classes. “It doesn’t feel good to be an outlier,” said Willis. Willis said it is the most noticeable gap at the university and that women are scarce in some computer science courses. “I feel like I have to prove myself to get to a basic respect level with my peers, while men don’t,” said Willis.
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Friday, September 27, 2013 PENALTIES, from page 1
Times-Picayune and The Advocate sued for the release of documents relating to around 35 other “active candidates” for the position. District Judge Janice Clark awarded the maximum penalty against the University for its failure to respond in a timely manner to her initial order. The University will be ﬁned $200 per day — dating from March 21, when The Advocate ﬁrst requested the records. When these ﬁnes are totaled, the University will pay approximately $12,000 in penalties to each of the plaintiffs in the case. Loretta Mince, attorney for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune and The Advocate, said that the University would also be liable for around $70,000 in attorney fees and $7,000 in other costs. The total cost to the University is estimated at around $105,000, not counting outstanding fees already owed to the court. The penalty was awarded based on a clause in Louisiana public records law that states defendants may be ﬁned a maximum of $100 per day if the defendant “unreasonably or arbitrarily fails to respond” to a judge’s order. Clark ruled that the University’s delay in handing over documents relating to the presidential search ﬁts this criterion and that the University must pay the maximum ﬁne to both NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune and The Advocate. “The defendants’ failure to respond was unreasonable, capricious and without proper cause,” Clark said. “The conduct was unlawful and contemptuous.” University attorney Jimmy Faircloth contested Clark’s decision on the penalties, saying the University had attempted to respond promptly to all requests of the court. Mince and her associate, Alysson Mills, argued that the penalties should be awarded because the University’s actions violated a settlement agreement made between the University and The Advocate in a 2001 lawsuit over the search for a new athletic director. Clark said similar clauses in public records law state the losing side of a suit must provide attorney’s fees for the winning side, and on that basis, the University must
pay Mince’s fees and those of her colleagues. The law states that fees are to be paid based on a rate set by the attorney general, which in this case would provide for $175 per hour for Mince’s service. Based on that rate, Mince said her bill for attorney’s fees would have totaled about $36,000. However, Clark said because attorney’s fees are within the purview of the judicial branch of government, she could decide to augment the hourly rate. Based on Mince’s expertise in public records and media law, the time involved in the case and loss of other potential clients, Clark set the rate at $350 per hour, which is Mince’s going rate. Mince said this would come close to doubling the total attorney’s fee bill. The ﬁnes placed upon the University on Thursday are separate from money the University accumulated due to extended contempt of court — bringing the University’s owed total to more than $140,000. Clark held the University in contempt in August, and placed a $500 per day retroactive ﬁne on the University dating from April 30, when Clark originally ordered the documents to be turned over. The contempt of court ﬁne was put on hold Sept. 16, when Faircloth brought the documents to Clark’s ofﬁce. Thursday, Mince said the documents delivered to the court were unsatisfactory and did not cover all “active candidates” in the search, as Clark ordered. Mince said the number of candidates discussed in the documents provided by Faircloth was “not approximately or about” the 35 that had been previously discussed. However, Mince was not allowed to disclose the exact number or nature of the documents due to a binding agreement between the attorneys. Faircloth said the University provided all the documents that had been reviewed by the Board of Supervisors in the course of the search and that any documents mentioning other names were private to R. William Funk and Associates, the Texas consultant group that assisted the University with the search process. Contact Gordon Brillon at email@example.com
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#9 University of Georgia
PLAYER TO WATCH
Todd Gurley JASON GERTZ / The Associated Press
QUICK HITS · RUNNING BACK · SOPHOMORE · 6”1’
· 377 YARDS, 4 TDS IN 2013 · 232 LBS.
Bulldogs’ Statistics 2013 STATS PASSING · Aaron Murray: 59-82, 1040 yards, 7 TD, 2 INT
RUSHING · Todd Gurley: 377 yards, 63 carries, 4 TD · Keith Marshall: 117 yards, 31 carries, 1 TD · Quayvon Hicks: 67 yards, 8 carries, 1 TD
Georgia quarterback Aaron Morray (11) rolls out of the pocket before he throws an interception in the end zone Saturday in the Bulldogs’ 45-21 victory against North Texas at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga.
Quarterback brings new challenges for Tigers secondary
Lawrence Barreca Sports Writer
When No. 6 LSU (3-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) arrives at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, it will find itself staring into the eyes of an offensive attack unlike any it has seen thus far in 2013. No. 9 Georgia (2-1, 1-0 SEC)
TOTAL AND SCORING OFFENSE LSU: 173 points, 43.2 points per game UGA: 121 points, 40.3 points per game
Rushing offense LSU: 884 yards, 221 yards per game, 12 TD UGA: 640 yards, 213.3 YPG, 9 TD
Passing offense LSU: 1037 yards, 259.2 YPG, 10 TD UGA: 1082 yards, 360.7 YPG, 7 TD
TOTAL AND SCORING DEFENSE LSU: 78 points, 19.5 points per game UGA: 89 points, 29.7 points per game
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59 of 82 passes completed (62 percent) 1040 passing yards 7 TDs 2 INTs 346.7 passing yards per game
MURRAY, see page 7
fresh start on Friday. “Now, we’re just really focusing on executing,” Whalen said. “We know the SEC is going to be a high level and competitive all around. We’re just going to keep Mike Gegenheimer working on controlling the first conSports Contributor tact on our side and being able to The LSU volleyball team run our offense and putting up a big opens Southeastern Conference block against other teams.” Sophomore play against Georgia this weekend “I think this could be a outside hitter Cati Leak described in the Tigers’ first really fun matchup.” Georgia (10-2) as home match in a physical team nearly a month. that focuses on The Tigers Fran Flory its outside hitters (10-1) closed out LSU volleyball coach in the offensive their eight-game attack. road trip with a LSU coach Fran Flory said she near-perfect record, which junior defensive specialist Laura Whalen thinks the physical play of the Bullsaid gives the team plenty of mo- dogs will set up an interesting game mentum going into conference play. at and above the net this weekend. “I think this could be a But LSU is still looking for a
LSU begins SEC play against Ga.
2012 - 2013 STATS
LSU: 695 yards, 173.8 YPG, 1 TD, 3 INT UGA: 736 yards, 245.3 YPG, 6 TD, 1 INT
DIETZEL see page 7
Tigers seek reset in return home
Team Stat Comparison
Aaron Murray’s 2013 stats:
· Justin Scott-Wesley: 234 yards, 10 catches, 1 TD · Chris Conley: 142 yards, 10 catches, 1 TD · Michael Bennett: 124 yards, 10 catches, 0 TD
LSU: 545 yards, 136.2 YPG, 7 TD UGA: 430 yards, 14.3 YPG, 4 TD
brings a plethora of weapons to the field, and they display them like prized possessions throughout every three-hour contest. Sophomore running back Todd Gurley has received plenty of hype as the weekend contest approaches, and his 125.7 rushing yards per game leads the SEC. With the
As I woke up Tuesday morning to the awful news of Paul Dietzel’s death, old and young alike seemed united in their mourning of the revered former coach and athletic director. And while that’s admirable, it’s unlikely the younger, Tiger fans knew exactly who they were tweeting condolences for. It’s not their fault. No student — and most of their parents — weren’t around for Dietzel’s rejuvenation of a dormant LSU football program in the mid-1950s Given the reins of a team considered a blip on the Baton Rouge radar at only 30 years old in 1955, Dietzel didn’t immediately dazzle. His team stumbled to a combined 6-12-2 record in his first two seasons. Stop for a second. Six wins in two seasons. In today’s college football landscape, teams with six wins in two seasons get uninterested followings, two-star recruits and endless derision from fans and media alike. I wasn’t there, so I can’t say if Dietzel faced those challenges. But given the circumstances around the program when he inherited it, one
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LSU sophomore outside hitter Cati Leak (24) hits the ball Aug. 31 during the Tigers’ 3-1 win against UC Davis in the PMAC.
really fun matchup,” Flory said. “Because they’re so physical, we’re going to have to be creative offensively. Malorie [Pardo] is going to have to manage the game well and our hitters are going to have to pick the right spots and not get impatient but be patient enough.” The Tigers will most likely be without their only senior in middle blocker Desiree Elliott again on Friday as she continues to recover from a foot injury she suffered during non-conference play. Flory said she isn’t in any hurry to get Elliott back on the court before she’s ready and doesn’t think her absence is impossible to overcome. “You lose a player like [Elliott], she’s certainly an impacting player, but other people have found RESET, see page 7
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Georgia’s Red & Black sports editor answers questions Mike Gegenheimer Sports Writer
Each week the Daily Reveille teams up with beat writers from across the country to bring you the opposing view of LSU’s latest opponent. This week we talk to Cy Brown, the sports editor of Georgia’s Red and Black newspaper to preview the top 10 matchup between the Tigers and the Bulldogs. 1. With two of the biggest weapons in college football in quarterback Aaron Murray and running back Todd Gurley, who carries the majority of the offensive load on Saturday? Brown: Although many people believe Gurley the better player than Murray, it is Murray who is the centerpiece of the offense. The coaching staff has complete faith in him and let the game ﬂow through him. Gurley will receive a bulk of the carries, but Keith Marshall sits right behind him. Marshall is every bit as capable as Gurley and will receive his fair share touches. 2. What can LSU expect to see out of the Georgia defense this weekend, particularly in a secondary that lost so much entering the season? Brown: Slowly but surely, the secondary is beginning to come together. The problem against Clemson was the suspension of Josh Harvey-Clemons and some
other injuries on the defensive backﬁeld. Now, the secondary has had a few games together as a unit. The problem was never a lack of talent. It was lack of experience. Safety Tray Matthews and cornerback Brendan Langley are both true freshman starters. They’ve played a few games on a major level now and have improved since week one. But don’t let that fool you. They are still a weak point on the UGA defense. 3. What kind of reception can LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger expect as he makes his return to Athens? Brown: It won’t be friendly, but it won’t be overly vitriolic, either. Expect to hear some boos when he is announced as a starter and maybe early in the game. In truth, I think it will be a storyline largely forgotten about once the game gets going. 4. North Texas kept Todd Gurley from surpassing the century mark last week. Was this just a fluke or did the Mean Green expose a weakness in potentially the country’s best running back? Brown: Georgia was not on top of its game against the Mean Green last weekend. It was a wet, miserable afternoon and the players had probably written off North Texas and had their minds ﬁxed on LSU. I think it was a ﬂuke. I would be surprised if Gurley didn’t get
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Georgia running back Todd Gurley (3) rushes for a touchdown Saturday as North Texas linebackers Zach Orr (35) and Derek Akunne (7) tackle him during the Bulldogs 45-21 victory against the Mean Green in Athens, Ga.
100 yards this weekend. 5. Who are some unknown players LSU fans should keep an eye on Saturday? Brown: Wide receivers Justin Scott-Wesley and Reggie Davis have established themselves as the offense’s long-ball threats in the absence of Malcolm Mitchell. Fullback Quayvon Hicks is a strong blocker, but also has had a couple of big carries and
receptions this season. Defensively, freshman outside linebacker Leonard Floyd has started every game this season and recorded the ﬁrst two sacks of his career against North Texas. 6. Prediction? Brown: Georgia 37, LSU 31. I think this game goes the opposite of your classic SEC low-scoring affair and we get a shootout.
The game will be close the whole way and Georgia will make a late stop to secure the win.
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. .. T N E M O M T A H T Team travels to McNeese meet CROSS COUNTRY
Invitational at home cancelled Tommy Romanach Sports Contributor
After a cancelled meet last week, the LSU men’s and women’s cross country teams will travel to Lake Charles on Saturday as they compete in the McNeese Cowboy Stampede. LSU will mostly take on fellow Louisiana schools, including meet host McNeese State, Louisiana Tech and the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. Last Saturday, severe weather in Baton Rouge cancelled the LSU Invitational, and the meet will not be rescheduled. Losing the only opportunity of the season to compete at home caused disappointment throughout the team. “It was kind of a bummer we didn’t get to race in front of our home crowd, not getting to see friends and family out there,” junior runner Bryan Mutell said. “From a psychological standpoint, it would have been nice to race.”
In replacement of the meet, coach Khadevis Robinson made both teams run an intense workout that he hopes replicated the real race. The practice was important because the team is still in need of experience when it comes to completing races, Robinson said. Saturday’s race gave the team a simulation of the real race from a ﬁtness standpoint, Mutell said. “I think we needed the practice, I think it made us a little more sharp.” Robinson said. “In the short term, I don’t think it will do much, but in the long term, I think it will help us a little bit.” Success has come in extensive supply for the team recently at the Cowboy Stampede. The Lady Tigers have won the meet the previous two years, and the Tigers have ﬁnished in the top three in each of the last three years. Robinson has mentioned recruiting as one of his main focuses upon becoming the head coach. The opportunity to run well against teams in the same state gives LSU a chance to stick out to high school runners, Mutell said.
“ULL and LSU have kind of had a sort of rivalry in the past few years,” Mutell said. “It will be cool to go up against them for the ﬁrst time this year, and it can deﬁnitely send a positive message to prospective runners.” Robinson said Saturday’s race is another chance for the team to become more conditioned and qualiﬁed for the Southeastern Conference Championship on November 1. The Lady Tigers will begin their race at 8:45 a.m., while the Tigers will begin at 9:15 a.m.
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Tigers take on Tennessee for the NCAA tournament for a third consecutive year. The Volunteers opened SEC play with a 1-0 vicFriday nights have not been tory against No. 20 Texas A&M last kind to the LSU soccer team in 2013. weekend, and they also defeated No. The Tigers (5-3-1, 1-0 South- 17 UCF, 2-1, on August 30. eastern Conference) are 1-2-1 in Fri“Tennessee is a tough team, day games, being outand we’ve got to scored 2-6. With SEC come out hard against Next up for foe Tennessee (6-2-1, them,” Calloway 1-0 SEC) paying a said. “They’ve got the Tigers: visit to Baton Rouge good players and big, at 7 p.m. tonight, it’s Who: LSU (5-3, 1-0 SEC) vs. strong forwards, so a trend LSU will have Tennessee (6-2-1, 1-0 SEC) we’ve got to come out to discontinue. strong from the start When: Tonight at 7 p.m. “I think it’s to the finish.” something all teams Where: LSU Soccer Stadium LSU heads into struggle with, trying in Baton Rouge Friday’s contest on to bring energy from the heels of a 2-1 the beginning of the overtime victory at game,” said junior midfielder Jodi Vanderbilt Saturday. After regulaCalloway. “From here on out we’ve tion ended in a 1-1 tie, sophomore got to bring the energy just like we midfielder Fernanda Piña secured did against Vanderbilt [last Satur- the Tiger victory by knocking in day]. I think if we play like that ev- the golden goal in the 95th minute. ery single game, then we’re close to Kinneman said getting the experiunstoppable.” ence was crucial for the Tigers, but Senior goalkeeper Megan their performance throughout the Kinneman agreed, citing the Tigers’ game inspired her more. energy level and mental preparation “I thought that was the best as keys to starting strong. But LSU game we played all season in terms coach Brian Lee said the Friday of the effort, the movement of the matches all played out differently ball,” Kinneman said. “For us to get and that a four-game sample is too that many opportunities to score was small to draw any conclusions from. great.” Regardless, the Tigers will face That led to a season-high pera stiff challenge in Tennessee, a team formance as the Tigers recorded that appears to be on track to qualify 28 total shots and 15 shots on goal.
Though Lee acknowledged the difficulty of consistently putting up those numbers, a similar performance may be needed to fluster Tennessee junior goalkeeper Julie Eckel, who has allowed only four goals this season. The match against Tennessee marks the end of a five-game road trip for LSU, during which it posted a 3-2 record. The Tigers will spend the entire weekend in Baton Rouge, ending with a Sunday showdown with Mississippi State at 1 p.m. “After three weeks on the road, it’s nice to sleep in our own beds and get back to a normal routine,” Lee said. “But when the game starts, it’s a 90-minute game, and the field is the same size. We’ve got to go try to win.” Last year, LSU lost a 3-2 overtime game at Tennessee on October 14. Should Friday’s game come down to the final seconds, the Tigers may have a leg up on their opponents. After all, they’ve been there before. “When you get the really tight games and overtimes and late-game winners, those are the ones that define where you finish in the league,” Lee said. “And with this year’s league, there’s so much parity that every game is going to be tight.”
But when the second-ranked Georgia passing offense settles inside its home stadium, the Tigers’ young cornerbacks, including sophomore Micah Eugene, redshirt freshman Dwayne Thomas and true freshman Tre’Davious White, will have to hold their own against one of the nation’s most potent passing attacks. “We just have to play our game,” Thomas said. “It’s going to be a test for our secondary, but we’re ready for it. We want to show the country what type of secondary we have. A lot of people think we’re young, but we’re experienced.” If Murray does one particular thing well, it’s spread the ball around. Three Georgia receivers have caught at least 10 passes this season, and six have accumulated over 100 total receiving yards through the Bulldogs’ first three games. Sophomore wideout Justin Scott-Wesley leads the group with 234 yards and one touchdown on 10 catches. Knowing the level of play the Georgia passing offense brings, the LSU defensive backs have been preparing throughout the week, keying in on certain aspects of Murray’s game and seeing how to gain a competitive advantage before Saturday arrives. “We’re preparing by just
staying mentally focused and playing the technique that [defensive backs coach Corey] Raymond showed us,” Thomas said. “We’re watching a lot of film on those guys. We shouldn’t be covering more than three seconds, so we expect to handle our business in the secondary.” Keeping Murray in check will take a dual-effort from the LSU defense. While the young secondary is focusing on all of Georgia’s receiving targets, the defensive line will look to snag key sacks to force the Bulldogs off the field. Georgia has averaged 40.3 points per game this season, so any stalled drives created by the Tigers defense should be a bonus. Junior defensive end Jordan Allen said this game is no different than any other in terms of breaking into the backfield. “[Getting to the quarterback] is important every game,” Allen said. “If we can get in his face and make it easier for the coverage, then we’ll have a lot of three and outs and hopefully get some turnovers. That’s ultimately what we’re looking for.”
Whalen said the loss of Elliott allowed other players to step up in her place, and they’ve done so flawlessly. The team has plenty of strong leaders who have been able to fill Elliott’s role on the court she said. “While it’s hard not having her on the court and having her be a contributor player-wise, she’s done a good job talking on the bench,”
Whalen said. “It’s hard to not have her, but we’re still able to function at a high level without her.”
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MURRAY, from page 5
attention surrounding the young, electric Gurley, senior quarterback Aaron Murray has been slightly overshadowed. But if Murray’s numbers this season prove anything, it’s that he shouldn’t be forgotten. Murray has completed 59 passes in 82 attempts, resulting in a 72 percent completion rate. His 1,040 passing yards rank second in the SEC, and his seven touchdowns to two interceptions make him a potent threat for opposing defenses to handle. “Murray has been in that program for years and he’s been leading that offense,” LSU senior linebacker Lamin Barrow said. “He’s got a great arm, and he’s a major threat. He’s just as important as Gurley.” Murray and the Bulldogs’ passing offense should be a new challenge for the young LSU defensive back corps to face. Last week against Auburn, the Tigers allowed 224 yards on 17 completions against the conference’s No. 11-ranked passing offense. Interceptions by senior safety Craig Loston and sophomore cornerback Jalen Mills helped give LSU a 35-21 win in a rain-soaked Tiger Stadium.
RESET, from page 5 ways,” Flory said. “Madi Mahaffey has become a dominant right side blocker. Briana Holman has stepped into an amazing role on offense and Khourtni Fears has stepped into the other spot and really provided a very consistent, stable position and person in the line up.”
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can infer the situations were similar. Nevertheless, Dietzel shrugged off skepticism, nabbed a guy named Billy Cannon and rode his zany coaching ideas to the promised land. He employed the novel idea that players could play on both sides of the ball, rotating in separate teams of players to keep fresh legs going. One group, the Chinese Bandits, is still etched in LSU lore. With this newfound strategy, Dietzel became the first coach to lead LSU to a national championship in 1958. One year later, Cannon, the man who carried Dietzel’s team to that title, was rewarded handsomely, becoming LSU’s only Heisman Trophy winner. Two years later, Dietzel said he would “never leave LSU.” But the allure of West Point was too much to pass up, and Baton Rouge’s football icon and Army Air Corps veteran left the Tigers to become the first nonArmy graduate to lead its football team. Yet there was no outrage. None of the baseless, moronic jabbering I heard when Nick Saban got a promotion and chose to leave LSU. Or the same clamoring when Les Miles beats a team by 21 and not 41. There was perspective in 1961. LSU fans, alumni and faculty remembered just six years ago when LSU football was as much a laughing stock as it was a spectacle. When Dietzel departed for West Point he left a streak of four straight winning seasons at LSU. A Dietzel staffer named Charles McClendon
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Former LSU football coach Paul Dietzel, who led the Tigers to their first national championship, died at 89 on Tuesday.
stepped in and, with Dietzel’s core foundation, rattled off 12 winning seasons in a row to bring the streak to 14. Spanning the Saban and Miles era, the Tigers’ current streak is at 12 winning seasons. So, the next time Miles sits on a 17-point lead, finishes 9-3 or calls a bubble screen fans disagree with, I challenge you to remember the Dietzel days. Remember when 9-3 caused city-wide celebration, and when a 17-point lead was unfathomable. And most importantly, remember the man who started it all. Chandler Rome is a 20-year-old mass communication junior from Baton Rouge. Contact Chandler Rome at email@example.com; Twitter: @Rome_Chandler
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University being bullied through irrelevant laws GATES OF REASON
Mariel Gates Columnist Since last spring, there has been this drama-filled lawsuit against the University to release its presidential search records to the public. Former Daily Reveille Editor in Chief Andrea Gallo was the first to file a lawsuit last spring. NOLA.com | The TimesPicayune and The Advocate quickly followed with their own joint lawsuit, demanding these records be made public. On August 14, state District Judge Janice Clark found the University in contempt of court for not releasing the candidate names. Their sentencing was a fine of $500 a day for every day they have failed to release the records since April 30. These fines total approximately $63,000. On top of this, after a court ruling Thursday, LSU must pay both The Advocate and The Times-Picayune around $80,000 for the lawsuit, which includes LSU reimbursing the organization for their attorney fees and court costs. This brings the total cost of the fines to around $143,000. Basically, the University
is being fined and continually pressured to release the candidate names from an election that happened more than half a year ago. Even if Gallo’s lawsuit was dismissed, her suit was the spark that started the flame with the other newspapers. Students and teachers should be concerned about how the University is going to afford these steep fines. I have TOPS and even then my fee bill is already higher than I’d like it to be. I’d rather not have to go into my own wallet to pay for the repercussions of these petty lawsuits. What would knowing the names of these candidates even do at this point? Releasing the names of the other 34 candidates won’t benefit nor even remotely affect anyone, besides the candidates themselves. Think about it. These 34 people are probably currently working at other universities around the country. They probably have positions of high power and respect. If their name was on a public list of candidates to be the president of another university, they would probably get fired or lose respect and credibility at their place of employment. LSU President F. King Alexander said himself he wouldn’t have allowed his name to be
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LSU President F. King Alexander speaks before the Board of Regents Saturday in the Claiborne Building in Downtown Baton Rouge.
considered for the presidency if he had not been guaranteed confidentiality. Now I know that because LSU is a state-run school it must comply with Louisiana’s open records law. But in this instance, when the jobs of these candidates are at stake and they were guaranteed secrecy, this whole thing needs to be dropped. Although these lawsuits may have started off as a genuine attempt at merely figuring out the candidates, I think the intent
has shifted. This seems to have turned into a cheap publicity stunt and as a way to make these news organizations seem like cutthroat journalists. I just don’t see how finding out information that’s more than seven months old makes any difference to the student body or the general public. The Board of Supervisors and the University should be admired for keeping the names confidential. They told the candidates they would, and even
after $143,000 in fines, threats from the court and the possibility of arrests, they are not budging. That’s what I call integrity. The negative attention should be shifted from the board and turned towards the forces causing and feeding the problem: the people filing these lawsuits. The Board of Supervisors are standing up for what they believe is right — the candidates’ continued confidentiality — and for that they should be getting respect rather than threats and anger. From a journalistic standpoint, I can recognize when something shifts from being a thirst for valuable information to a form of bullying. Out of respect for the candidates’ well-being with their jobs and for our University and its leaders, this should be put behind us. Mariel Gates is a 19-year-old mass communication sophomore from Baton Rouge.
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Previous letter to the editor LSU has no appreciation for international students about wages is incorrect I too had a job as McDonalds when I was a teenager. That was also at a time when minimum wage was less than $4.00 per hour and the work was done primarily by teenagers. Mr. Bialek had a fairly well-thought out letter but even well-thought out letters can be wrong. I am against doubling of the minimum wage to $15.00 for hours for a number of reasons. One of the main reasons I oppose the increase is because there are skilled jobs that barely reach that level of compensation so someone with little, if any, education should not be paid an equivalent amount. For me, that is a good enough reason to oppose the increase but I am writing to rebut one of the ideas in Mr. Bialek’s letter. He said that McDonald’s,
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and other fast food restaurants, can afford to pay the higher wages. The flaw in this reasoning is that Corporate McDonalds pay the salaries of the line workers at the individual restaurants. Corporate doesn’t pay the line workers. Each McDonalds is an independently owned franchise. A doubling of the minimum wage would force the small business owner to shoulder the burden of higher expenses and lower profits. The two most likely outcomes for the small business owner if minimum wage is increased would be cutting hours or reducing their workforce. I think it is better to have a job at $7.50 an hour rather than no job at $15.00 an hour. Raymond Andrews, forestry major
I have a 4.0 GPA, I am actively involved on campus and I give back to the baton rouge community. I paid $17,000 to LSU this semester for tuition. I came to LSU with the hopes of getting a scholarship, the International Student Non Resident Undergraduate Honor Award scholarship to be precise, but it has been discontinued due to budget cuts. International students are ineligible for the Board of Supervisors Scholarship. If the Board of Supervisors think we do not deserve a scholarship no matter how hard we work, then LSU: why admit international students at all?. Residential life is another department on campus that does not care about international students. In May this year, I had to move out of my dorm the Sunday after finals, I moved into another dorm for two weeks for intercession then I moved out after intercession and
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moved into WCA for summer school then I had to move out after summer school in July and put my things in storage then move in again in August. I moved in and out seven times in four months; the move was beyond stressful. Several LSU peer institutions offer scholarships to international students, UGA, Texas A&M, University of Arkansas, University of Colorado, Purdue University and Iowa State University all offer scholarships to international students. My advice to LSU (President King, LSU alumni, and administrators): Please help international students. My advice to Residential Life: Get an international undergraduate student housing, open all year round. Rachel Roy, LSU student
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America has chance for peace with Iran, if we want it MR. FINI Joshua Hajiakbarifini Columnist For the first time in eight years, an Iranian President other than Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has addressed the U.N. General Assembly with high hopes for peace and diplomacy with the United States. With a new President in Iran, it’s time for Obama to have direct diplomacy on the nuclear issue and negotiate. We have seen the controversial Ahmadinejad challenge the United States at every turn and even survive an attempted regime change against him in 2009. But now he’s history, and a new President has been elected — Hassan Rouhani. Who is Rouhani? He was Iran’s top nuclear negotiator for two previous administrations before Ahmadinejad, from 19892005. He was the negotiator when Iran volunteered to suspend nuclear enrichment. Although Iran complied with the EU-3 (United Kingdom, France and Germany), Europe could not guarantee Iran’s safety and they couldn’t get the United States to back off from their threats of war and regime change. Because former President Mohammad Khatami and his negotiator Rouhani suspended the nuclear program and got nothing in return from the United States, the conservatives in Iran painted them as weak liberals who lacked strength to face the
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani walks through the hallway Thursday during the 68th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters.
United States. This led to Iran’s 2005 election of a hard-line conservative. Ahmadinejad came to power and ended their suspension of enrichment to continue their development in nuclear power. Eight years later, new Presidents for both countries could make peace become a viable option. With Rouhani, a former top nuclear negotiator who was allowed on the ballot and elected in a landslide, this is a clear
message to Washington from the Iranian elites and people — they want to negotiate. The American people made it clear that we want peace. The voters made a bold decision by electing an inexperienced liberal idealist instead of an experienced war hero. Obama beat former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton in the primaries because she voted for the Iraq war and he didn’t. During the campaign, Obama made headlines when he said he would “sit down” with
adversaries. Many on the right criticized him for being weak on foreign policy. Obama spoke about negotiating and diplomacy with foes so often that he won the Nobel Peace Prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” This was clearly a premature decision on the part of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. Since winning the peace prize, Obama has expanded Bush’s foreign
policy to Yemen, Somalia, Libya, Pakistan and Afghanistan. He exponentially expanded secret wars with cyber warfare, drone warfare, bombing assassinations in Iran and financing of terrorist groups in Syria. Obama has been more hawkish than Bush in regard to Iran. In 2011, Obama imposed major sanctions on Iran’s Central Bank which had sparked a currency crisis and has made the lives of the Iranian people worse off than before. Where are we today? There are major factions in the U.S. which want war regardless of our views. American Israel Public Affairs Office, the Neocons and the military industrial complex has always been on the side on war. They pushed us into the Iraq war and tried with Syria. For years they have been pushing for a war with Iran. Now the President has to choose between the will of the American people or the pressures of Israel and the military industrial complex. If Obama wants to earn the prestige of having the Nobel Peace Prize, then it’s time for action and not war. Joshua Hajiakbarifini is a 24-year-old political science and economics senior from Baton Rouge.
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Think for yourself, don’t follow instructors blindly THE UNRIDDLER Christine Guttery Columnist I can’t begin to tell you how much news media frustrates me. From the 2012 presidential debates to the most current news on Syria, networks find it necessary to explain to me what I have just heard and tell me exactly what I am supposed to think. But this attempt at brainwashing isn’t just happening in the media; it’s happening in classrooms and textbooks. I don’t have anything against those who openly state their opinions and philosophies. In fact, I respect them for standing up for what they believe in. However, when authorities do not give honest accounts of both sides of an argument, they are simply indoctrinating. That might sound crazy, but
allow me to explain. Far too often we believe our professors and textbooks not because they offer sound logic, but because we blindly trust their authority. Doing Multicultural Education for Achievement and Equity is mandatory reading for future educators in humanities and social sciences like myself. Chapter three focused on equity, which, according to the book, “draws attention to ways in which resources or opportunities might need to be distributed unequally if groups that start with unequal advantages are to succeed.” Redistribution of wealth is a controversial political subject, but the authors did not address that. By reading between the lines, I could see the entire chapter was filled with liberal ideology and trivialized any opposition. While the book often gave facts and figures to support its claims, it failed to honestly recognize the other side.
“The information age can also be the misinformation age unless we investigate the sources and think critically about what we learn,” says LSU Professor Sarah Liggett, who teaches a class designed to prepare students to effectively tutor other students in writing. The required book for the class advocates certain approaches to tutoring that the authors deem most successful. But instead of having students read solely from this textbook, Liggett also assigns two or three supplemental readings on Moodle that often completely contradict each other. Because of this, her students glean from proponents of many different tutoring techniques. Who would have guessed there were so many different opinions on how to be an effective writing tutor? More professors should adopt this method of teaching. There are also plenty of factual examples of errors by
scientists, professors, and textbooks. My all-time favorite is “Nebraska Man,” also known as Hesperopithicus. Professor Henry Fairfield Osborne discovered a fossil tooth that he and his colleagues unanimously concluded was evidence of an intermediate link between apes and humans. Much to the scientific community’s dismay, further discoveries at the site revealed that this tooth actually belonged not to an ape-man but to a peccary: a type of pig. This embarrassing incident illustrates that even when scientists or other authorities present their conclusions as fact, their conclusions may be based on extremely limited data and may be inaccurate. Universities are glorious institutions made up of a diverse group of students — a group of students all being taught to think alike. With the pressure to please our teachers, make good grades, and follow the conventions of the system, it’s easy to neglect
critically thinking through the information being fed to us. We must realize that a PhD does not make a person’s words infallible. Ultimately the problem lies not with textbooks and professors, but with our own ignorance and apathy. If an issue seems simple, it’s probably not. It is crucial that we take responsibility for our own education and that we are well-informed in our personal opinions and beliefs. I don’t want to be just another brainwashed product of an institution. Let’s get back to critical thinking and rise above it. Christine Guttery is a 20-yearold English junior from Baton Rouge.
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Hungry Howies Pizza is looking for Delivery drivers. Must have car,good driving record and insurance. Our drivers make $12-15 per hour, get cash nightly and have very ﬂexible hours. Apply in person at Nicholson location. _____________________________ WAITRESSES/ BAR TENDERS/ ENTERTAINERS Crazy Horse Cabaret is accepting applications for these positions as well as shot girls. Apply in person Mon-Fri 11am – 6pm @ 2901 I-10 Frontage Road, Port Allen, LA. Located less than 10 min from LSU. Must be at least 18 y/ o to apply. _____________________________ Cafe Americain Now Hiring Part/Full Time Servers Apply after 2:pm M-F at 7521 Jefferson Hwy _____________________________ 50 New Donors Needed! New donors can donate life saving plasma and receive $90 compensation in two donations. Student ID receive a $10 bonus on ﬁrst two donations with ID Biomat Plasma 5906 Airline Suite 101 225-354-0965 Grifolsplasma.com Walk ins welcome Current picture ID, Proof of Social Security Number required _____________________________ Seeking LSAT Tutor for 2-4 hours a week for recent grad. Please text or call me at 228-216-2009.
_____________________________ AFTERNOON HELPER Looking for Education Major to help with homework after school. Monday through Thursday 225-756-6485 _____________________________ Hampton Inn College Drive is hiring for a full-time Director of Sales (DOS) with a minimum of two years sales experience and knowledge of the Baton Rouge area. Email all applications to monee@highpointe. com. Hampton Inn College Drive is also hiring for am/pm front desk staff. Stop by in person to ﬁll out an application at 4646 Constitution Drive. ____________________________ Student Work! Great starting pay. Flexible schedules, training provided. Customer sales/service. Scholarships possible. Conditions apply, CALL TODAY! 225-921-9673 Earnparttime.com ____________________________ $16.00 starting pay- base/appt PT work, FT pay! Flexible Schedules, Scholarships possible, Training provided Customer sales/service APPLY NOW 225-921-9673 Workforstudents.com _____________________________ MATH TUTORS NEEDED Mathnasium is looking for K-12 math experts for both area locations (9-12 hrs/week). 744-0005 or ascension@ mathnasium.com _____________________________ P/T assistant/receptionist needed. Great opportunity for those interested in the dental/medical ﬁeld. Fax resume’ to (225)766-2122. _____________________________ Full-time Store Manager and Assistant Store Manager Needed at Smoothie King in Zachary, Gonzales, and Siegen Lane. Requirements: • 2-4 Years Management Experience • Willing to Work 45-50 Hours Per Week Compensation: $11/hr and up, depending on experience. Email Resume to samantha@ skmanagers.com _____________________________ Capital City Grill Sherwood is looking for professional servers with a great attitude and high energy. Please apply in person M-F 2-5pm at 3535 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. _____________________________ Early Childhood Education Student to work 5 days from 8:45 am to 1:15 pm. Email resume’ to rayner-center@ earthlink.net or call 225-924-6772. _____________________________ Part time counter clerk needed! Flexible hours and great for students. Welsh’s Cleaners at the corner of College Dr. and Perkins rd. Apply in person and ask for Megan. _____________________________ Servers and Banquet Staff needed.
Daytime availability between 10am3pm preferred. If interested please contact cateringrestemployment@ gmail.com _____________________________ Students needed to work with individuals with Developmental Disabilities. Great job for Comm D, Psych, Social Work and Kiens Majors. Several shifts available. Apply in person at St. John the Baptist Human Services 622 Shadows Lane Suite A BR, LA 70806. _____________________________ Behavioral Intervention Group in Baton Rouge is hiring line therapists to implement Applied Behavior Analysis programs one-on-one with children on the autism spectrum. Applicants must demonstrate ability to interact and play with children. Beneﬁts, ﬂexible hours, and a fun working environment. _____________________________
Looking for a fun part time job? We got it!! We are looking for recreational gymnastics coaches.All you need to know is basic gymnastics/tumbling! Call Elvira for more information. 225-252-7592 _____________________________ Morturary Transportation Company seeking individuals to assist in death calls and pick ups. On-call basis. Flexible schedule. Please fax letter of interest/resume with contact information to: 888-839-1987 or Contact David at 225-644-8389. ____________________________ PART-TIME PRESCHOOL SOCCER COACH works around your class schedule www.happyfeetbatonrouge.com ____________________________ Part-Time Physical Therapy Technician needed. Close to campus. Must be available all day on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Salary DOE. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org ____________________________ Do you have a great smile? Do you love discount travel? BATON ROUGE MARRIOTT is hiring SERVERS and BARTENDERS. Apply in person at 5500 Hilton Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 _____________________________ Part-time nanny needed - early mornings and some afternoons - call Carolynn at 225-326-8997 _____________________________ MAXWELL’S MARKET Now hiring cashiers and prep positions. Flexible hours. No late nights. Apply in person at Maxwell’s Market on Highland Rd across from Rufﬁno’s restaurant. Corner of Highland Rd and E Petroleum Dr. or call 755-2230 _____________________________ APPLEBEE’S Perkins Rowe Hiring Servers & Bartenders Apply on line: bigrivergrp.clickandhire.net
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Need a CAR? Bad or No Credit? In House Financing Available with Downpayment! Red Barn Motors 225-665-7770 _________________________
Gino’s Restaurant is seeking part time evening hostesses. Please apply in person at 4542 Bennington Ave. Monday-Friday, 2-5pm. _____________________________ Gymnastics recreational and team coaches needed. Looking for energetic and friendly people. Great staff and work environment! Send your resume to email@example.com _____________________________ LSU Students. On Campus job. $8.35/ hour starting pay. Opportunity for frequent raises and advancement. Weekends off. Email LJOBS-L@ LISTSERV.LSU.EDU for more information. _____________________________ Small childcare center hiring parttime infant teacher. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wonderful 2001 Miata for Trade. Blue, hardtop, 2dr. Dependable engine. Upwards miles. Val ~$3200. Great for sparky Gal or Guy. Must love Miatas. Elizabeth 225-317-4365. _____________________________ *WHEELS & TIRES!* Best Prices on ALL Brands & Sizes *PARTS & ACCYS!* All OEM & Performance *AUTO SERVICES!* Mounting and Balancing up to 34” Tire Rotations, Oil Changes Brake Services, General Maintenance (225) 292-7880 11114 Cedar Park Ave Suite B, Baton Rouge _____________________________
Custom LSU Chevy Truck 72 C-10 One of a Kind 4 on the ﬂoor Cam, Alum Intake, Rims $8K Nego
Beau Pre - 3 Bed/2 Bath, 2-car garage, ﬂexible move-in date, lease thru summer ’14, $1650/mth, deposit required, no smoking/no pets, includes lawn maintenance, fridge, W/D. Utilities not included. 225.978.7353
____________________________ BEAUTIFUL one bed apartments. Off LSU Bus Route.. STUDENT DISCOUNT! GATED COMMUNITY Contact Brandie 225-615-8521
____________________________ Charming 3/1 Off Highland Road $1,100 Pet Friendly 850-261-6191 ____________________________ 2/1.5 townhouse near LSU, pets OK,$650,McDaniel Properties owner/ agent 388-9858 ____________________________ House For Rent Capital Heights Area 4 Bedroom / 2 Bathrooms Washer/Dyer Yard service provided 225-928-9384 email@example.com
22 Y.O. BLACK MALE SEEKS FEMALE OTAKU COMPANION I’m short, fat, and still all that! Looking for young lady to chill out with, watch anime, or watch me fail at DDR sometimes! E-mail: eXfaktor8360@yahoo.com
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Master ($495) and reg room ($395).Safe area. Util,tv,wiﬁ incl.No lease needed. 225-921-1209
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Doing homework on webassign and other websites as such is for the convenience of the PROFESSOR! It saves the professor time from having to grade hand-written homework. So, if it’s for the convenience of the professor, WHY ARE WE PAYING! It isn’t right! Quizzes are FREE through Moodle, so why not just assign them to us there? A student should have the option of doing handwritten homework if they don’t want to pay for a homework website. Plain and simple. Submitting homework that way doesn’t even help us. We simply click random answers for the ones we don’t know until we guessed the right one. First they make these “class speciﬁc” book packages to prevent us from buying cheaper alternatives online, and now THIS! Get it together LSU! If your professors are too lazy to grade hand written homework, make THEM pay, not ME! You guys are taking everything natural out of the learning process. Everything has become computerized! It’s a disgrace. We don’t learn that way. Sincerely, Ashli Auguillard. _____________________________ What is the point in paying for an OVERPRICED commuter parking pass when we can’t even park in certain commuter lots, like the old alex box lot, on Fridays before home games. They are reserved for motorhomes, which I’ve only seen a whopping 2 motorhomes in it on Fridays during school. They also take out the ﬁrst row of parking in the south stadium lots. To top it all off, once you ﬁnally ﬁnd a place to park you’re late for class and the teachers get pissed that you’re late! Oh and don’t even try to park in the grass because you’ll have a nice ticket waiting on your windshield when you get back!
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HOMEWARD BOUND, from page 1
Russell (3,129 in 2006) as the only Tigers in history to eclipse 3,000 passing yards in a season. The stats and recognition are nice, but they’re something to look at when the season is over, Mettenberger said. “That doesn’t really matter for us [Murray and me] in this game,” Mettenberger said. “We’re going to go out there and do whatever we can to win.” Mettenberger hasn’t just shown improvements statistically since 2012 — he seemingly became a new player during the offseason. He acts as a leader who shows immense conﬁdence in his receivers, blockers and, most importantly, himself when commanding his team to victory. “Zach has completely changed,” LSU sophomore running back Jeremy Hill said. “He comes out there and he’s just so conﬁdent. On those third downs, you just expect him to complete the pass. That conﬁdence
carries throughout the whole offense and we play with that swagger we have this year.” Mettenberger once had aspirations of running out of the Sanford Stadium tunnel sporting a red helmet with Georgia’s trademark black “G” on the side and basking in all the cheers a starting quarterback of the Bulldogs garners from his home fans. Destiny had different plans, and instead he will hear the boos that accompany a foe and his helmet will read “LSU” when he runs between the hedges on Saturday. But Mettenberger seems to ascribe to the popular French phrase “c’est la vie.” “My life has ended up here at LSU, and I couldn’t be happier with it,” Mettenberger said. “I’m proud to wear the purple and yellow and proud to call myself a Tiger.”
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Animal science sophomores Michelle Bourgeois (left) and Ben Kraemer (right) pet one of the trained dogs Wednesday for the therapy program at the School of Veterinary Medicine.
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meaningful conversation. Animal science senior Rose Daunis has been involved with AAT since 2010 and has had a chance to connect with several patients while volunteering. “It feels great to help,” she said. “Many of them don’t get visitors a lot.” Daunis is now helping to organize times for students to meet with patients while continuing to assist in therapy this semester. The pets that made the cut will need to participate in a training session Oct. 8 and will begin therapy sessions as the semester progresses.
students in front of Middleton Library during mid-terms and ﬁnals this semester, she said. Pets and owners gathered in a large circle during the evaluations where Sylvester was able to handle the pets and weed out ones that didn’t seem to be suited for pet therapy. If the animals passed the evaluations, they will get to assist Agriculture Residential College students for therapy services, she said. “It helps brighten their day,” Sylvester said. “Many patients have had dogs in the past and miss them.” Sylvester said the therapy extends beyond the animal and patient Contact Jonathan Olivier at interaction, the students’ presence during therapy sessions generate FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBERjolivier@lsureveille.com 27, 2013
THE Daily Commuter Puzzle ACROSS 1 Prius or Taurus 4 Frequently 9 Give the cold shoulder to 13 Leave out 15 Will to achieve 16 Remain optimistic 17 North __; Santa’s home 18 Valleys 19 __ canal; dental procedure 20 Emotion 22 Travelers’ lodges 23 Fancy cracker topper 24 Recline 26 Sermon 29 Chunky, as in a person’s build 34 On one’s own 35 Insincere 36 Spoil 37 Auction offers 38 Fork tine 39 In a __; furious 40 “__ Got You Under My Skin” 41 Came up 42 Supermarket walkway 43 Put on the air 45 Shoves 46 Topaz or ruby 47 Slender; thin 48 Mediocre 51 Pay __ to; heed 56 Bangkok native 57 Jeer at 58 Wicked 60 Lubricates 61 Kovacs or Pyle 62 City in Nevada 63 Verse writer 64 Use up 65 Tennis court divider 1 2 3 4 5
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