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CRIME

Four arrested for ticket scheme

Food Rules

Alyson Gaharan

Federal food safety rules to be updated STORY OLIVIA MCCLURE Contributing Writer

The safety of America’s food has been guaranteed by the same federal regulations for nearly a century. That will change, however, once rules for enforcing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) are finalized. FSMA, which was

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LSU Police Department officers arrested four people, including two Tiger Stadium workers, after receiving an anonymous tip that the workers were allegedly being paid to let others into football games without tickets, LSUPD Spokesman Capt. Cory Lalonde said Tuesday. Brothers Casey McKenzie, 33, and Caleb McKenzie, 27, were arrested after LSUPD investigators saw them purchasing Event Staff wristbands from gate marshal James Oglethorpe, 34, and gate captain Judy Wilson, 59, Lalonde said. Lalonde said LSUPD witnessed Casey McKenzie and Oglethorpe exchange cash for two wristbands Oct. 12. McKenzie also gave an envelope with cash in it to Wilson. “[The investigators] continued watching and did see Casey McKenzie enter the stadium with four people, and none had tickets,” Lalonde said.

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signed into law in January 2011, updates rules for record-keeping, mandates more frequent inspections of food facilities and introduces new measures to prevent food safety issues. It also grants the Food and SAFETY, see page 11

GATE, see page 11

HEALTH

Underage, binge drinking down at University My Student Body credited with drop Desiree Robertson Contributing Writer

Since the introduction of My Student Body eight years ago, the University has seen a decrease in risky drinking habits. MSB is a required online interactive prevention education course for incoming students. The course covers alcohol, illicit and prescription drug use and sexual violence. Students who do not complete this requirement will have a hold placed on their account and will

not be able to add or drop classes. Underage drinking at the University has decreased from 72.4 percent in 2011 to 69.9 percent in the spring of 2013, according to the Core Alcohol and Drug Survey, a national survey that polls students at different colleges about alcohol and drug use. In 2013, 46.6 percent of LSU students said they participated in binge drinking, down from 51.8 percent in 2011, according to the survey. MSB focuses on helping incoming students develop positive habits by giving them the truth, because the majority of all alcohol and drug violations are committed by first-year students, said Health Promotions Coordinator

Kathryn Saichuk. The program encourages lowrisk behavior instead of telling students to abstain from drinking and other activities, Saichuk said. Ideally, the Student Health Center would prefer students not to participate in risky behavior at all, but that’s not realistic, Saichuk said. Students need to know their actions affect them academically, financially and can also affect

Do you think My Student Body helps educate students about drinking habits? Vote at lsureveille.com. DRINKING, see page 11

UNDERAGE DRINKING

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BINGE DRINKING

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INTERNATIONAL UN officials confirm polio outbreak in north Syria, first in over 10 years DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The U.N. confirmed an outbreak of polio in Syria for the first time in over a decade Tuesday, warning the disease threatens to spread among an estimated half-million children who have never been immunized because of the civil war. The grim finding added another layer of misery to a brutal conflict that has already killed more than 100,000 people and uprooted millions. The aid group Save the Children urged a “vaccination ceasefire” to try to prevent an epidemic of the highly contagious disease. Letter bomb targets top British official in Northern Ireland BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — A letter bomb addressed to Britain’s top official in Northern Ireland has been defused after being detected inside Stormont Castle, the government center in Belfast. Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers was on business in London when security staff spotted the suspicious letter Tuesday. No group claimed responsibility, but police and politicians blamed Irish Republican Army militants who have been behind a spate of similar attacks.

Nation & World

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A Syrian student receives a vaccination as part of a UNICEF-supported vaccination campaign Oct. 20 in Damascus, Syria.

Dutch museums find 139 major artworks likely Nazi-looted AMSTERDAM (AP) — A major investigation into whether art hanging in Dutch museums may have once been Nazi loot has yielded an unexpectedly large result: 139 suspect works, including ones by Matisse, Klee and Kandinsky. The bombshell announcement Tuesday by the museums raises the question of why it has taken them nearly 70 years to examine their collections in a systematic way after World War II — and suggests that even more looted art may emerge from other countries.

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NATIONAL

STATE/LOCAL

Killing spree suspect had been previously convicted of assault

Man pleads guilty to killing two LSU students, gets 32 years in prison

TERRELL, Texas (AP) — A man accused of killing his mother, aunt and three other people before police arrested him Tuesday has a long criminal history that includes a conviction for assaulting a family member. Court records don’t indicate which family member Charles Everett Brownlow Jr. was convicted of assaulting in 2011. But they show that two years earlier, he was sentenced to three years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, and that he was paroled after seven months. City claims odor from Sriracha chili plant a nuisance, files lawsuit

Steve Jobs’ California home now designated as historical property

(AP) — A Baton Rouge man who pleaded guilty in connection with the killings of two LSU graduate students has been sentenced to 32 ½ years in prison — the first 30 without parole. Devin Parker had testified against two men who were acquitted Oct. 7 in the deaths of 33-yearold Kiran Kumar Allam and 31-year-old Chandrasekhar Reddy Komma, both from India. State District Judge Chip Moore sentenced Parker on Tuesday to 30 years without parole for armed robbery and 2 ½ years as an accessory after the fact to second-degree murder, The Advocate reported.

LOS ALTOS, Calif. (AP) — The Silicon Valley home where Apple co-founder Steve Jobs grew up and built some of his first computers is now on the city’s list of historic properties. The historical commission in the city of Los Altos voted unanimously for the historic designation on Monday night, the Palo Alto Daily News reported. Any proposed renovations to the home now require additional review. The home is currently owned by Patricia Jobs, Steve Jobs’ sister.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The parents of a St. Bernard Parish man whose death in 2011 was linked to a rare brain-eating amoeba have settled their lawsuit against the manufacturers of two household devices that they blamed for their son’s deadly infection. Settlement terms weren’t disclosed in a federal judge’s order that dismissed the wrongful death suit on Oct. 15.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The maker of Sriracha hot sauce is under fire for allegedly fouling the air around its California factory. The city of Irwindale filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court Monday asking a judge to stop production at the factory, claiming the chili odor emanating from the plant is a public nuisance. City officials say residents have been complaining of burning eyes, irritated throats and headaches and that some people have had to leave their house to escape the smell.

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Terrence Walker, brother of Charles Everett Brownlow Jr., stands in front of their mother’s house Tuesday in Terrell, Texas.

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administration

Professor appointed as ORED Vice Chancellor Gordon Brillon Staff Writer

Longtime University School of Veterinary Medicine professor and researcher Gus Kousoulas has been named associate vice chancellor of research and economic development. Kousoulas will be in charge of securing funding for large research projects for the departments under his supervision, said K. T. Valsaraj, the other vice chancellor of research and economic development. As one of two associate vice chancellors, Kousoulas’ work will focus on disciplines relating to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Valsaraj said Kousoulas would be working mainly with the Colleges of Science, Engineering, Coast and Environment and the School of Veterinary Medicine. Valsaraj said Kousoulas’ extensive research experience

gives him an understanding of the funding process and qualifies him for the position. When searching for a candidate for the position, the Office of Research and Economic Development considered scientific experience to be the most important factor. “Gus has been the lead researcher on a number of large research grants,” Valsaraj said. “He has a very large profile.” Valsaraj said Kousoulas’ position has been vacant since July 1, when Valsaraj was promoted from associate vice chancellor to vice chancellor. Kousoulas is currently a professor of virology and biotechnology at the School of Veterinary Medicine. Valsaraj said biology, biotechnology and biomedicine will be the subject of a heavy push for funding as part of ORED’s strategic research plan. Valsaraj said promoting biomedical research will assist the University in obtaining research

funding from the National Institutes of Health, which is among the largest funders of scientific research at universities. The University has not done enough to maximize its funding from the NIH in recent years, Valsaraj said. ORED is currently attempting to garner funding from the National Science Foundation to research methods for the protection and use of biomedical data, Valsaraj said. The project would be run by researchers from the College of Science working with the Center for Computation and Technology, Valsaraj said. Valsaraj said this exemplifies the type of interdisciplinary project ORED wants to promote. “You’d be surprised how many STEM projects end up working with the College of Arts and Sciences,” Valsaraj said. Kousoulas joined the University in 1988 before becoming a full professor in 1994, and he

BATON ROUGE COMMUNITY

Baton Rouge among top metro areas for aspiring engineers Jonathan Olivier Contributing Writer

The University College of Engineering is helping to shape the growing industrial section of Louisiana’s economy. According to NerdScholar, a website committed to higher education issues, engineering jobs rank as some of the most highly sought after in the nation. Baton Rouge was ranked as the sixth-best metro area with ample employment opportunities for engineers. The reasons for the capital city’s listing were attributed to its “strong industrial, medical, oil and research industries.” Facilities in Baton Rouge like ExxonMobil, the second-largest oil refinery in the nation, aid in the job availability. But, also noted, was the impact the University College of Engineering has on producing engineering graduates. According to Mimi LaValle, director of communications for the College of Engineering, the college “is the state’s largest degree granting engineering program, accounting for more than 50 percent of engineering and construction management graduates in the state.” Those graduates often go on to fill the numerous job openings in the state, which, according to LaValle, total 730 engineering or construction management job openings in the state annually. Of those openings, 31.5 percent represent new positions in the industry, which is expected to grow by 10 percent in the next decade, she said. East Baton Rouge Parish is

home to more than 5,000 College of Engineering alumni, the most in a single parish, which serve as “a snapshot of the college’s impact on economic development,” LaValle said. More than 600 graduates from the college in the 2012 to 2013 academic year is an increase from 543 in the 2009 to 2010 academic year, and the rise has been consistent since 1998. The NerdScholar list also took into account the ability of the College of Engineering to raise awareness of engineering to a younger audience through sponsoring the Louisiana Science and Engineering Fair and holding programs like PREP, a conglomeration of outreach programs and summer experiences for pre-college students. Judea Goins-Andrews, College of Engineering assistant director of pre-college programs within the office of diversity programs, said PREP programs are a valuable asset to show elementary, middle and high school students that engineering at the University is something they can do. “It’s to be able to introduce students, K-12, to engineering,” she said. “Students are from various backgrounds, ethnicities, various genders. Part of what PREP aims to do is make sure we’re recruiting students into engineering.” Recruitment into Engineering High Ability Multicultural Students, one of the PREP programs, is designed for high school juniors and seniors. Participants visit campus for a week during the summer and are introduced to the different engineering fields and are able to interact with faculty and staff,

Goins-Andrews said. Exploration Camp for Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers is also a summer program, but it is tailored to female freshman and sophomore high school students, Goins-Andrews said. “We see, typically, around middle school is where girls lose interest in math and science, and it’s perceived it is for boys,” she said. “So, we wanted to get a program to talk to girls during that time to show them that there are females in engineering, and they are successful in the field and shaping the world.” In addition to the summer programs, a student organization comprised of engineering students called Diversity Ambassadors, visit schools around the region to tutor, volunteer and bring engineering into the classroom for students, Goins-Andrews said. The engineering college is one of several sponsors of the Louisiana Science and Engineering Fair, where middle and high school students around the state design projects to compete at school fairs with the chance to advance to regional, state and international fairs. “The participation has started to grow the last several years,” said Louisiana State Science Fair Director Lisa Graves, “especially in the area of engineering.”

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has held appointments or professorships in various colleges and departments across the LSU System. In addition to his current professorship with the School of Veterinary Medicine, Kousoulas has held adjunct appointments with the Departments of Biological Sciences and Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology as well as with the Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He is also the lead researcher

for the Center for Experimental Infectious Disease Research, a joint research venture between LSU and Tulane. With the CIED, his research has focused on developing new methods to use viruses to fight cancer.

Contact Gordon Brillon at gbrillon@lsureveille.com

OCTOBER

30 EVENT CALENDAR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013 4:00 PM

Ben Polcer - The Spotted Cat Music Club

5:00 PM

Free Swing Dance Lessons - The Spotted Cat Music Club Linnzi Zaorski - The Three Muses

6:30 PM

Otep - House of Blues New Orleans

7:00 PM

The Mortuary Haunted House - The Mortuary Jesse Pangelinan Comedian - Belle of Baton Rouge The Tin Men - D.B.A. Louisiana State vs. Tennessee Temple Basketball - Pete Maravich Assembly Center-LSU The New Orleans Rhythm Devils - Blue Nile

7:30 PM

Tony n' Tina's Wedding - The Joy Theater-New Orleans

8:00 PM

2CELLOS - The Civic Theatre-New Orleans The House of Shock - House of Shock Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Preservation Hall

8:30 PM

Comedy Night - The Station Sports Bar and Grill Joe Krown - Rock 'N' Bowl

9:00 PM

Live Band Karaoke - Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's James Blake - Republic New Orleans Karoke in Exile - Caf Lafitte in Exile Quintron and Miss Pussycat - Mud and Water Jenn Howard Jazz - Rusty Nail Chuck Brackman & Barry Foulon - Fritzels Jazz Club Kristin Diable - The Three Muses

9:30 PM

Drag Bingo - George's Place

11:00 PM

St. Louis Slim - The Spotted Cat Music Club Walter Wolfman Washington & The Roadmasters - D.B.A. The Nigel Hall Band - Blue Nile

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EVENTS $10 Race Night Take advantage of $10 go-kart races all night! Come be a rockstar at Baton Rouge’s premiere indoor kart facility, Rockstar Racing! www.rockstarracing.net


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academics

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

faculty

Freshman enrollment increases Vet school narrows in computer science program search for dean fall 2013 semester. “After [students] get a computer science degree, they can get The University’s computer jobs easily and locally,” Karki science degree within the Col- said, noting the increase in enlege of Engineering has seen the rollment makes a computer scibiggest jump in ence degree more freshman enroll- ‘After [students] get a competitive than ment in five years ever. which University computer science degree, “Once [stuofficials directly they can get jobs easily dents] graduate attribute to IBM’s from [LSU], they and locally’ March announceare better suited ment to build a for the job,” Karmajor facility in Bijaya Karki ki said. downtown BR. associate professor of computer Even though Bijaya Karki, the competition science and engineering interim division will increase chair and associate professor of within the major, Karki said stucomputer science and engineer- dents will have a “high possiing, said this increase is directly bility” of getting jobs once they related to IBM’s project an- graduate. nouncement. The contract for the Karki also mentioned the project obligates IBM to provide surge in enrollment comes with 800 jobs at the new facility and initiative to drastically expand has sparked a 55 percent increase the computer science program in freshman enrollment for the at the University. Plans are Elizabeth Thomas Contributing Writer

student government

Bike auction, repairs set for Thursday Camille Stelly

Police Department or were parked illegally. SG Director of Transportation Brendan Copley said Students will have the oppor- LSUPD spent the summer tagging tunity to purchase unclaimed bikes abandoned bikes and any bike unas well as get bike repairs Thurs- claimed by the start of the fall seday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on mester would be in the auction. In addition to the bike auction, Tower Drive in front of the Student Union during the annual bike representatives from the UREC and the LSU Cycling Club will auction. Student Government along be giving information about bike with the Office of Parking and safety while Massey’s will be repairing bikes Transportation Services will be Read a columnist’s view on for free and fillauctioning close biking in Baton Rouge, p. 8. ing tires at the auction. to 500 bikes for Copley said SG and Parking $5 to $10, some for more dependand Transportation Services deing on condition. All auctioned bikes have been cided to make the bike auction one deemed abandoned by the LSU large event instead of spreading events over the course of a week so students will have easier access to all the services provided. All the proceeds from the auction will be used toward bike facilities such as improving bike pumps stationed around campus, Copley said. Currently there are pumps installed at the UREC, Middleton Library, the Pentagon and the Public Safety Building. The remaining bikes will be donated to Front Yard Bikes, a local organization that teaches youth about bike safety and assists them in building bikes from scratch. LSUPD will have a booth set up so students can register their bikes with the parish, which is required by the state.

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A bike waits to be auctioned off Oct. 24, 2012, at the bike auction held near Free Speech Plaza.

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underway to expand both educational and research programs. Karki said the program will introduce courses that are more industry demanding, such as software development and data mining. New faculty members will also be hired to support the curriculum initiative. Students already enrolled in the computer science program will not be directly affected by the increase in freshmen, according to Karki. He said it will have positive effects on these students by motivating them to graduate on time. Karki said the overall goal of the computer science program is to triple the number of graduates from the program.

Contact Elizabeth Thomas at ethomas@lsureveille.com

Gordon Brillon Staff Writer

Three final candidates for the position of dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine will visit campus for interviews over the next month, according to a statement from the school Tuesday. Martin Furr, chair of equine medicine at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, and Joel Baines, professor of virology at Cornell, are the two candidates applying from other universities. David Baker, director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine for the School of Veterinary Medicine, is also being considered for the job. Each candidate will hold a public forum in the School of Veterinary Medicine auditorium during November to outline their plans for the school. Furr will make his address first, speaking

at 1 p.m. on Nov. 1. The forums will be open to the public. The interview process will begin with private interviews with Furr today, with the two other candidates interviewing over the course of the next month. Thomas Klei, a professor with the School of Veterinary Medicine and chair of the search committee, said in a statement that participation from students and the University community is encouraged. Surveys for evaluating each candidate can be found on the school’s website. Peter Haynes, current dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine, announced his plan to retire earlier this year. The committee plans to choose a replacement by December, when his retirement will take effect. Contact Gordon Brillon at gbrillon@lsureveille.com


Sports

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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MAKING THE GRADE BARRECA’S LAW Lawrence Barreca Sports Writer

First-year Tiger football players are evaluated midway through the season

THE GOOD

N

ational Signing Day 2013 brought in a plethora of fresh talent for the LSU football program. LSU coach Les Miles recruited 27 total incoming players for the 2013 class, including 20 prospects who were given a four-star rating by ESPN. The class ranked seventh overall in the nation, and now the talent has begun to contribute on the field. Last season, LSU saw its 2012 class make its mark on Tiger Stadium. Players such as the cornerback combination of Jalen Mills and Jalen Collins were effective in shutting down opposing receivers for the majority of the 2012 campaign. Running back Jeremy Hill burst on to the scene, as he became a fan favorite after driving the dagger into the heart of the South Carolina faithful in Tiger Stadium. Even defenders Kwon Alexander and Lamar Louis found time between the lines, ushering in a young linebacker corps. The 2013 class is looking to follow in its footsteps, though not every recruit has lived up to his potential in his first season as a Tiger. Lawrence Barreca is a 21-year-old mass communication junior from Slidell, La. Contact Lawrence Barreca at lbarreca@lsureveille.com; Twitter: @LawBarreca_TDR

Tre’Davious White Cornerback

How many people guessed White would unseat sophomore cornerback Jalen Collins as the starter in the third game of the season?

4-star recruit

Kendell Beckwith outside lb

LSU’s top-ranked 2013 recruit is still trying to find a permanent home at a position on defense, but his versatility continues to impress.

4-star recruit

Anthony Jennings quarterback 4-star recruit

Jennings has become a valuable asset for the Tigers in short-yardage situations, including his first career touchdown on a one-yard run against Florida.

Rashard Robinson Cornerback 3-star recruit

The former 3-star recruit has added even more youth to an already young LSU secondary, solidifying a cornerback corps for the next few seasons.

Christian LaCouture Another 3-star recruit, LaCouture has found ample playing time on a veteran defensive line, includDefensive tackle ing his first career sack against Mississippi State. 3-star recruit

AB+ B+ B B

· 9 GP / 7 GS · 39 TACKLES · 1 INTERCEPTION

· 9 GAMES PLAYED · 10 TACKLES · 1 SACK

· 6 GAMES PLAYED · 10 ATT / 23 YARDS · 1 TOUCHDOWN

· 8 GAMES PLAYED · 10 TACKLES · 1 PASS DEFLECTION

· 9 GAMES PLAYED · 7 TACKLES · 1 SACK

THE AVERAGE

BC+ C

Ethan Pocic

center

4-star recruit

The fact that junior center Elliott Porter has blocked Pocic’s route to a starting job hurt the freshman’s grade, but the LSU coaching staff has raved about the Illinois native.

· 5 games played · 1 game started

Lewis Neal D-lineman 4-star recruit

Neal started the season strong with seven tackles in three games, including a half-sack against UAB, but he hasn’t recorded a tackle since the Kent State game.

· 7 games played · 7 TACKLES · 0.5 sacks

Tashawn Bower defensive end 4-star recruit

After LSU nabbed Bower on Signing Day, many fans had high hopes for the defensive end recruit. He has played in six of nine games to date recording a mere three tackles.

· 6 games played · 3 TACKLES

THE UGLY

Maquedius Bain D-lineman 4-star recruit

Believe it or not, ESPN actually ranked Bain higher than Bower. What does Bain have to show for his 2013 résumé? Absolutely nothing.

Jeryl Brazil defensive back 4-star recruit

LSU’s second-best recruit according to ESPN has played in one game and has been arrested twice for two separate on-campus incidents. The grade speaks for itself.

DF

· 0 games played · 0 games started

· 2 att / 10 yards · 2 arrests · 1 suspension

women’s basketball

LSU to take on Tennessee Temple in exhibition game Team views game as first step to success Tyler Nunez Sports Writer

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LSU women’s basketball head coach Nikki Caldwell listens to reporters Monday at Basketball Media Day in the LSU Basketball Practice Facility. Caldwell and company will take on Tennessee Temple tonight in the PMAC in an exhibition game.

The LSU women’s basketball team has put a lot on its shoulders going into the 2013-14 season. Lady Tigers coach Nikki Caldwell has her squad yearning for a Final Four bid and making sure it knows what it will take to get there with the season motto: “earned, never given.” No. 17 LSU will get a chance to showcase just how prepared it is for a postseason run to Nashville

as it takes on Tennessee Temple of Intercollegiate Athletics’ Tentonight in its first of two season- nessee Temple shouldn’t pose opening exhibition games. much of a challenge to the nationSenior forward ally ranked Lady TiNext up for Theresa Plaisance said gers, who have beaten she and her team are their opponents by an the Tigers: ready to get back on average of 37.8 points Who: No. 17 LSU vs. the floor of the PMAC in their last five exTennessee Temple for the first time since hibition games since advancing to the 2009. When: 7 p.m. tonight Sweet 16 in March. But that doesn’t Where: PMAC “It’s so exciting,” mean they aren’t takWatch or listen at Plaisance said. “Our ing the contest serilast game here was the ously. home: 107.3 FM Penn State game and “We’re definitely just having that feeling come back taking it as a real game,” said LSU for a whole new season is very ex- senior guard Jeanne Kenney. “It’s citing in and of itself.” a big test to see where we’re at as If history has anything to say exhibition, see page 7 about it, the National Association


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Tigers fall one spot after lackluster win Saturday THE SMARTEST MORAN JAMES MORAN Sports Columnist And then there was one. Missouri somehow threw itself from the ranks of the unbeatens, leaving Alabama as the only Southeastern Conference team standing without a loss. Following another round of dominant performances from Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State, it’s now almost certain that the Tide are the conference’s only hope for keeping its consecutive BCS National Championship streak alive. 1. Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC) Alabama slaughtered an awful Tennessee team on Saturday. In other news, the Earth is still round and the sky is still blue. The Tide haven’t faced a decent opponent in more than a month, but they’re taking care of business against the lesser foes and barring a loss will remain on top of all rankings, including these. Last Week: 1 2. Auburn (7-1, 3-1 SEC) Quarterback Nick Marshall left Auburn’s romping of Florida Atlantic with a shoulder injury but reports are he’ll be fine for Saturday’s game against Arkansas. Auburn is the biggest threat to Alabama, but not if Marshall is hurt. The Plainsmen’s next three opponents are unranked. If they avoid stubbing their toe, the Iron Bowl will becomes an SEC Championship play-in game. Last Week: 2 3. Texas A&M (6-2, 3-2 SEC) People can criticize some decisions Johnny Manziel makes off the field, but no

one can question the player and competitor he is on the field. Amid doubts about whether he would even play on Saturday due to a shoulder injury, Johnny Football tossed four touchdowns and led the Aggies past Vanderbilt, 56-24. After the game, Manziel said not playing was never an option because his team means everything to him. That is a man leading his football team, and I love it. Last week: 4 4. South Carolina (6-2, 4-2 SEC) Battling a knee injury, Connor Shaw relieved Dylan Thompson and rallied the Gamecocks with 17 fourth-quarter points en route to a 27-24 double-overtime victory at Missouri. The Gamecocks looked dead in the water for three quarters, but Shaw’s three touchdown passes revived South Carolina’s hopes at winning the SEC East. Last Week: 6 5. Missouri (7-1, 3-1 SEC) The Tigers dominated South Carolina for three quarters. They held a 17-0 lead and were 15 minutes away from effectively clinching the SEC East. But three Shaw touchdowns and a shanked field goal later, Gary Pinkel and company were left to wonder how they let it slip away. Missouri still controls its own destiny and will go to Atlanta if it win out. The biggest concern is how it bounces back from a shocking loss, which isn’t easy. Last Week: 2 6. LSU (7-2, 3-2 SEC) LSU scuffled through the first half before blowing away lowly Furman in the second half. Les Miles now has two weeks to get his Tigers ready for a trip to Tuscaloosa, Ala. They likely can’t catch the Tide for the SEC West title, but

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ending Nick Saban’s run of National Championships would make for a nice consolation prize. Last Week: 5

three. Unless Will Muschamp found a new offense during the bye week, more losses are forthcoming. Last Week: 10

7. Ole Miss (5-3, 2-3 SEC) The Rebel Black Bears followed their upset of LSU with an easy win against the mighty Idaho Vandals and will carry a winning streak into its bye week. The time off will allow Ole Miss to get healthier for a potential run through a soft back end of its schedule that includes three unranked opponents and three home games. Last Week: 7

10. Tennessee (4-4, 1-3 SEC) The Volunteers were the latest victims of the Crimson Tide buzz saw. The game was out of hand before they even realized they were in a football game. Tennessee had played well before last week. Despite being hammered, it doesn’t drop this week because there are only a handful of teams in the country that wouldn’t suffer the same fate against Alabama. Last Week: 9

8. Georgia (4-3, 3-2 SEC) Losers of two straight and ravaged by injuries, the Bulldogs needed last week’s open date more than anyone. It appears star running back Todd Gurley will return for this week’s rivalry game against Florida. Things are starting to look up for Georgia. With Missouri losing, a win against the Gators would keep Georgia in the hunt for the SEC East. Last Week: 8 9. Florida (4-3, 3-2 SEC) The Gators are another team with two conference losses kept alive in the SEC East by Missouri’s loss. However, they are the worst of the

11. Mississippi State (43, 1-2 SEC) The Bulldogs have won two games in a row. Were the two wins by a combined seven points against Bowling Green and Kentucky at home? Yes. But hey, it’s progress. I hope Dan Mullen enjoys his bye, because after that Mississippi State will travel to South Carolina and Texas A&M before returning home to play Alabama in a threeweek stretch. Last Week: 12 12. Vanderbilt (4-4, 1-4 SEC) The Commodores played hard but didn’t look good

against Texas A&M. No one expected them to stop Johnny Football, but being limited to 2.2 yards per carry by a putrid Aggie run defense is a bad sign offensively. Vanderbilt won’t face another ranked team all reason, so James Franklin still has a chance at rallying his team to bowl eligibility. Last Week: 11 13. Arkansas (3-5, 0-4 SEC) The Razorbacks are one of the worst SEC teams I have seen in some time and likely won’t win another game this season. The only reason they aren’t last is that Kentucky is literally the worst. Last Week: 13 14. Kentucky (1-6, 0-4 SEC) See description above. Continue waiting for basketball season. Last Week: 14 James Moran is a 21-year-old mass communication senior from Beacon, N.Y.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

WOMEN’S GOLF

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Lindsey Gahm takes first at Alamo Invitational Lady Tigers place second overall Trip Dugas Sports Contributor

Senior Lindsay Gahm earned her first collegiate individual title Tuesday at the Alamo Invitational in San Antonio, Texas, and led the LSU women’s golf team to a second-place finish in the team’s final fall competition. Gahm, a University of Indiana transfer, began Tuesday’s final round in first place and birdied three of her last five holes to finish one stroke ahead of Oklahoma’s Alexandra Kaui. With 15 birdies in three days, Gahm’s 11-under-par overall performance is the best of her career. “She played great golf,” LSU coach Karen Bahnsen said. “I’m happy Lindsay was able to finish strong and win her first tournament.” Gahm’s total tournament score of 205 is tied for the second lowest 54 hole total in LSU women’s golf history. The No. 29 Lady Tigers entered the final round still hot from Tuesday, where they posted the fourth lowest round in program history with a 9-under-par. Their 4-under-par final round placed

them second among 15 teams, a third of which were ranked in the top-25. The conquering of the Alamo Invitational was a team effort, as the tournament saw four LSU women golfers finish in the top-30. After third- and fourth-place finishes in the past two tournaments, freshman Caroline Nistrup continued her stellar rookie season with a seventh place tie. Nistrup came into the tournament ranked ninth in the nation according to the Golfstat Cup rankings and shot three consecutive 1-under-par rounds to end with a total tournament score of 213. Junior Madelene Sagstrom made par on the final four holes to jump two spots into a tie for No. 24. Sagstrom and Gahm are the only two Tigers to win an individual championship during the 2013 fall season. Sophomore Nadine Dreher was much improved from her season debut at the Schooner Classic three weeks ago. A 1-under-par second round and even final round pushed her to No. 29. Oklahoma edged the Lady Tigers as the Sooners shot 840 to capture the title. “I think the team played great and when you look at our numbers and we didn’t finish first, someone just played a little better than us,”

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Senior golfer Lindsey Gahm earned her first individual title at the 2013 Alamo Invitational in San Antonio, Texas. The team placed second overall behind Oklahoma.

Bahnsen said. “We played well all around and didn’t shoot ourselves in the foot.” The Alamo Invitational capped a successful fall campaign as the Lady Tigers captured two top-five finishes and a pair of individual tournament champions. LSU will kick off the spring season Feb. 23 at the English Turn Country Club in New Orleans.

“We ended the fall confident and on a high note but still have some things to work on in the offseason to prepare for the spring and NCAA Championships,” Bahnsen said.

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a team. I can only think of high things for this team, so I’m really excited about the game.” Attendees of the game will get their first glimpse of LSU’s freshman class, which Caldwell has touted throughout the offseason. Of the three freshmen, guard Raigyne Moncrief is expected to make the biggest impact early. Since arriving on campus, the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native has made a huge impact on Caldwell, who said multiples times Moncrief has the potential to be LSU’s next star. “To say that she could by far be one of the best players to wear purple and gold is up to her,” Caldwell said. “Raigyne is very smart. With her skill and her will and bringing that combination together, nothing but greatness exists in her.” Caldwell has also expressed optimism in the play of freshman Rina Hill, complimenting her basketball IQ and calling her “a true point guard in every sense of the word” at LSU Basketball Media Day on Monday. “Rina knows the game and she sees the court well,” Caldwell said. “She brings a level of maturity at the point position for us. She is by far one of my hardest working players.”

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

New BR database a positive step toward safer biking GATES OF REASON Mariel Gates Columnist In expanding urban cities, biking is becoming a more popular and eco-friendly method of transportation and our city is failing at providing safe ways for bikers to commute around the city. There have been many accidents in Baton Rouge involving bikers and cars because of Baton Rouge’s lack of proper bike lanes, especially on more trafficked areas and large connecting roads, such as Perkins and Highland. This past week the CityParish Planning Commission took a step in the right direction by creating an online interactive map database called BikeBR. The database aims to help bikers determine which areas of the city are easily bikeable and those that are not. You can place two points on any area of the map and it’ll calculate the safest and fastest roads and paths to bike on. I calculated the route I’d

Letter to the editor

Forum aims to raise crime awareness Dear Editor, I am writing as a result of “Angola Rodeo blurs line between fun, exploitation,” written by Shamiyah Kelley, in the entertainment section of The Daily Reveille last week. Kelley wrote, “Louisiana has the highest number of incarcerations per capita in the nation with more than 40,000 inmates. In Louisiana, about half of the previous offenders will find themselves back in prison within five years of leaving.” It is clear that recidivism, returning to a life of crime, is a problem with those released from prison. However, several factors contribute to the statistics. Many offenders released from prison are shunned by their families and return to a difficult environment. Some are left without an

have to take to get from my place of residence off of Lee and Highland all the way to the stadium, which is where I normally park for school. I expected it would just tell me to bike down Highland and cross onto Nicholson Extension, but instead the algorithm led me away from Highland. The route involved cutting through neighborhoods and biking on smaller and safer streets that people might not be aware eventually cut through to larger and more connected ones. Another handy feature of the map is you can check off a “layer of interest” and it’ll appear on the map. Some of these include bike lanes, shared-use lanes, bike racks, coffee shops, drug stores and police stations. This bike route database is a helpful piece of technology, but the reality of the situation is that bikers are still being forced to bike on heavily trafficked and dangerous roads. The first layer of interest on the map shows the areas of town with the most bike crashes from 2009-2011. Of the entire city, the area with the most bike crashes is LSU’s campus, large sections of Burbank, Nicholson, and down

Highland from LSU Avenue all the way to E. Washington Street and the I-10 split before the bridge. In theory, LSU is supposed to be a pedestrian- and bike-friendly campus. For the most part, I feel that it is, but there are many flaws in this system. For one, bikers shouldn’t ride on sidewalks. Sidewalks are for pedestrians, and streets are for bikes and motorized vehicles. But almost every single bike rack is located on or right off of a sidewalk. This means bikers are forced to ride or walk their bikes to these racks. Secondly, bikers get frustrated when cars are tailgating them and trying to pass and cars get frustrated being stuck behind bikers that are going 10 mph. Cars get too impatient, and some bikers are too oblivious. Lastly, if bikers are going to be sharing the road, they need to use the proper hand signals for turning and have proper reflectors and lights on their bikes. Bikers also need to follow the rules of the road, for the most part. If there’s a stop sign or stoplight, it puts everyone at risk when bikers don’t abide by the law.

income or housing, and life on the streets is the easiest route to return. Capital Area Reentry Coalition (CapARC), a nonprofit organization, tries to combat this problem of recidivism by helping ex-offenders reenter society. CapARC creates collaborative partnerships with faith based, community nonprofits, governmental, law enforcement, businesses and citizens to provide services that minimize the barriers to successful reentry of returning citizens. It partners with several community organizations to offer anger management and drug and alcohol abuse treatment. After receiving treatment specific to the sentence, CapARC helps returning citizens find employment and housing. Pre- and post-release mentoring programs, a part of CapARC’s services, have shown to dramatically reduce recidivism and aid in community reintegration for returning citizens. The coalition mentoring program is currently providing this invaluable service within four local prisons: Louisiana Institute for Women, Elayn Hunt, Dixon Correctional

Institute and East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Committed to serving the community, CapARC will host “Cease the Crime, Reduce Recidivism,” a forum to raise awareness of high crime and recidivism in Louisiana in a way that creates an open dialogue about potential solutions. The event is Nov. 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Manship School of Mass Communication D. Jensen Holliday Forum. All are welcome and are asked to RSVP to crich73@lsu.edu. For more information, visit www.caparc.org.

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The newly-created BikeBR database aims to help bikers determine which areas of the city are easily bikeable and those that are not.

This database is the first step of what I hope are many more to improve biking conditions. The push for bike lanes won’t end until the city makes every major road in Baton Rouge biker friendly. Bikers are ready to get off the sidewalks and back onto the roads.

Mariel Gates is a 20-year-old mass communication sophomore from Baton Rouge.

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traded CMOs while the ‘average citizen’ did not fully understand where their mortgage interest payments were going. CMOs opened the American mortgage market to investors worldwide and helped grow pension and retirement funds for millions of Americans. These instruments were the foundation for the biggest growth period in the American economy. CMOs and instruments like it were not the cause for the downturn in the economy in 2008. The American people are to blame. They purchased homes they could not afford, and ultimately had to default on their mortgage loans. The economy is based off of people making logical decisions and that is not always the case. I think next time you write about Wall Street, you need to be a little bit more objective and less derogatory.” -bgonz13

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Opinion

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HEAD to HEAD Can BDSM be practiced in a healthy relationship?

Yes. BDSM’s rules are safety, sanity and consent. No. BDSM by nature is degrading and harmful. THE BOX DOES NOT EXIST JANA KING Columnist BDSM, the practice of bondage and discipline, domination and submission, sadism and masochism, is generally considered to be any practice of an exchange of power. Most common examples of this are spanking or blindfolding in the bedroom. This most commonly takes place in a sexual relationship, in which the dominant exerts power, while the submissive trusts that the dominant will act on their agreements. Prior to any BDSM scene, both partners will plan out what is and isn’t acceptable behavior. One anonymous Internet commentator said “every good dominant knows that the submissive is really the partner in control,” in a review of “50 Shades of Grey.” The core principles of BDSM practices are safety, sanity and consent. While safety and consent are easily defined, sanity often gets overlooked by the opponents of BDSM. The role of the dominant is to fulfill the submissive’s desires, and sometimes this includes inflicting pain. Sex is a physical act playing on mental and physical sensations. Physical pain inflicted, such as spanking, elicits a response in the physical senses, which some find sexually arousing. To say their response or their desire to feel that sensation is wrong is uncalled for — along the same lines of someone saying you are morally wrong if you like salty foods. In a 2007 article titled “Slap Happy,” author Jesse Wakeman said it best — “Stop telling me what I’m supposed to like, damn it.” The person who inflicts this pain is not doing so from a malicious place with the desire to physically harm their partner. There is an understanding of trust the submissive has given them to act accordingly. That is where the dominant’s pleasure comes from — the enthusiastic consent and power is turned over to them. A situation in which there are harmful intentions or manipulative forces behind the pain inflicted should be considered sexual violence, as it goes against the core principles of BDSM. There is a distinction between violence and pleasurable pain, and that difference lies in consent. The definitions of consent are strict, and they apply the same to BDSM sexual practices as they do to any other sexual encounter. There is also an important distinction to be made between fantasy and reality. BDSM scenes are fantasy. Dominant and submissive are roles to be played, and they have no place in the outside world. However, they should be respected in the bedroom. In an interview with Jezebel, a

publication geared toward women and honesty, Wakeman commented on couples who take part in BDSM, saying that she and her partner split bills, chores and responsibilities evenly. She went on to say her preferences and their sexual experiences hold little weight in their overall relationship. I’m not calling for everyone to attempt BDSM practices in the bedroom. I’m merely suggesting we have an open mind when faced with the reality that these practices are more common than you think. Before writing any sort of sexual expression off as universally unacceptable, consider your own preferences and the weight it should hold in universal sexual practices. Should you be allowed to negate an entire food group because you don’t like it and find it isn’t suitable for your diet? No. Should any two enthusiastic, consenting adults be shamed for the things they choose to do in the privacy of their bedroom? Of course not. As long as there is consent, it’s nobody’s business but their own. By no means should an entire sexual practice be negated because a few people falsely label their sex crimes as BDSM. In the end, it is up to the individual to find a partner who can responsibly and respectfully fulfill their sexual desires. That reigns true for all relationships, including those who practice BDSM. Jana King is a 19-year-old women’s and gender studies sophomore from Ponchatoula, La.

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THE UNRIDDLER CHRISTINE GUTTERY Columnist In her song “S&M,” Rihanna reinforces counterfeits of love: “Sticks and stones may break my bones but chains and whips excite me.” The very definition of the acronym BDSM should draw attention to the fact that this type of sexual activity is wrong. BDSM stands for bondage and discipline, domination and submission, sadism and masochism. Sadomasochistic relationships are characterized by physical suffering, humiliation and violence. Proponents say that this type of sexual activity, which includes violence, is safe if partners consent and practice it correctly. But physical torture is never healthy, and to safely hurt someone is an oxymoron. Domination can warp consent. The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) even admits, “The physical or emotional intensity of a scene can result in the participants getting carried away, or being unable to revoke or modify consent.” Sadomasochists argue that their acting out of abuse is only fantasy, but the actions are real nonetheless. While physical contact is not necessary in every form of domination, the dominant still takes on a controlling role. Loveisrespect.org, a website that provides resources for those in abusive relationships, identifies exertions of power and control as abusive. Even if you don’t call sadomasochism abuse, those who practice it are acting out abusive situations. This makes light of the abuse suffered by the estimated 100,000 to 150,000 sex slaves in the United States. Furthermore, if BDSM becomes

legally accepted, then in a court case, it could be extremely difficult to prove whether or not someone was a victim of domestic violence. It is already difficult enough to prosecute abusers and sex traffickers. According to a guide for service providers and law enforcement published by the Polaris Project, many victims of sex trafficking are hesitant to seek help for a variety of reasons, including self-blame and fear of retaliation. Imagine the difficulties prosecutors would face if consent became an excuse for abusive behavior. If a victim of domestic violence with bruises on her wrists tried to prosecute against her abusive husband, it would simply be her word against his. According to a pamphlet by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, self-harm is often linked to physical and sexual abuse, depression and low self esteem. Furthermore, self-harm can be psychologically and physically damaging. This does not mean we should judge those who harm themselves, but we need to realize they are in dangerous situations and should seek help. Masochism is no less harmful. Sadists are literally inflicting pain on another person, while masochists allow it. You can call it fantasy all you want, but violence is violence, whether or not the other person consents. The actions aren’t pretend; they’re intentional. Ultimately, the problem is that our concept of love and human value has become twisted. Our culture is progressively failing to recognize human value, and in doing so denies the fundamental ethical principle that hurting others is wrong. We each have intrinsic value and were intentionally created with unique purpose. To torture another person or to allow someone to torture is to not recognize the sanctity of human life, regardless of consent. A healthy sexual relationship is a loving relationship. If someone loves you that person is not going to want to see you in pain, much less cause you pain. Period. Love in the purest sense of the word is genuine care for another person. Real love is respect, and never includes intentionally degrading another person. BDSM promotes the exact opposite of love. It is degrading both physically and psychologically and should not be considered acceptable. Christine Guttery is a 20-year-old English junior from Baton Rouge.

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Proponents of BDSM say partners practice consent and safety while opponents argue that violence is violence even if people consent.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 safety, from page 1

Drug Administration new authorities for responding to such issues. Meat science professor Ken McMillin said FSMA will be the first update to food safety regulations since 1938, when the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act replaced the landmark Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. Those guidelines do not account for today’s global society, he said — food travels significantly more now than it did in the past, which means there are more opportunities for contamination. McMillin said everyone wants safe food, but expecting someone else to make it safe is not realistic— processors and consumers both must take responsibility. However, FSMA will help safeguard consumers by changing two major aspects of food safety, he said. First is placing more responsibility on food manufacturers to ensure the safety of products by requiring risk-based assessments, which involve advance preparation. Currently, some producers only conduct safety tests after foods are made, McMillin said, which lacks the preventative attitude FSMA rules strive to instill in the food industry. The second big change is the introduction of preventative measures that go all the way back to the farm. McMillin said processed produce, such as bagged salads, that people generally do not cook has become increasingly popular, so it is important to ensure those foods are grown in hygienic environments. While McMillin believes FSMA is overall a positive step toward promoting increased accountability for and awareness of food safety issues, “there is a glitch,” he said. “Those of us in the food industry and the academic setting have been waiting for a year and a half now for the rules to be finalized so that we can educate our processors so they can comply with the law,” McMillin said. “We know what the law is, we just don’t know what rules

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One of the individuals was Caleb McKenzie. Lalonde said the other two individuals did not have knowledge of the exchange taking place. Oglethorpe admitted to accepting between $120 and $140 this year and more than $400 in the past two years for wristbands he gave to other people, Lalonde said. He said Wilson denied she accepted any money but admitted she had let Casey McKenzie into games without tickets before. Oglethorpe and Casey McKenzie were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on felony theft charges. Wilson and Caleb McKenzie were both issued misdemeanor summons for theft. Lalonde said LSUPD has been investigating to see if anyone else participated in the crime, but the investigators have no other information indicating the scheme involved more than four people. “For now, we believe it was an isolated incident,” Lalonde said. Contact Alyson Gaharan at news@lsureveille.com

page 11 when only 22.4 percent students reported using marijuana, 7.9 pertheir family and friends, Saichuk cent reported using amphetamines said. Unlike 30 years ago when and 2.1 percent reported using a students received a slap on the sedative in the past 30 days. hand for violations, students now The Student Health Cenface losing their ter only receives TOPS scholar- ‘They think everyone is students’ scores ships, being disdoes not see drinking, smoking and and missed from the their individual University and in- having sex, but that is answers, Saichuk curring legal consaid. They do, not the reality.’ sequences. however, get the Because of total numbers Kathryn Saichuk the stories and about how stuhealth promotions coordinator myths students dents answered hear, there is a disconnect of what each question. That data is used to they think others on campus are help plan what programs and topdoing to what is really going on, ics the Student Health Center will Saichuk said. focus on. “They think everyone is Most students do not want to drinking, smoking and having sex, spend the time to take the course, but that is not the reality,” Saichuk but once they do take it, they see said. the benefits, Saichuk said. According to the Core Alcohol and Drug Survey, 62.9 percent of students believed that the averContact Desiree Robertson at age student on campus uses some drobertson@lsureveille.com form of drug at least once a week,

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Fresh produce is displayed Tuesday at Whole Foods. More regulations for food safety will be put in place with the Food Safety Modernization Act.

the processors will have to follow to comply with the law.” McMillin said food safety specialists with the LSU AgCenter will be heavily involved in educating Louisiana’s food industry about FSMA. Farmers and food manufacturers will have to learn about what the new rules require for handling food in retail settings, sanitation procedures and safety tests. Producers also need to be trained in the current best practices for food safety. Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain said it is crucial that producers are informed about federal regulations. Education is especially important for small mom and pop farms and food companies, which FSMA will make subject to regulations previously applied mainly to larger operations, he said. If producers are uninformed and fail to comply with FSMA, they will go out of business, Strain said, which will endanger domestic food production and cause the U.S. to import more food. “We want to make sure that we’re on a level playing field and not put at a competitive disadvantage by any type of over-regulation,” he said.

Strain said questions still exist about what parts of FSMA state versus federal entities will enforce, which is important to find out because people will have to be trained to enforce these new rules. It is important that the federal government opens a comment period once the final FSMA rules are written so people can make sure they are feasible for every crop, type of equipment, processing plant and farm, Strain said. Because agriculture is the largest industry in Louisiana and one of the largest in the United States, “it’s imperative that we get this right,” he said. “We feed not only the state and the nation, but we feed a great deal of the world and it’s important that we maintain a viable ag system that is globally competitive,” Strain said. The bill was signed into law by President Barack Obama in January 2011. A comment period on some rules related to preventative measures will be open until Nov. 15, but the date of full implementation is Contact Olivia McClure at ommclure@lsureveille.com

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THE Daily Commuter Puzzle ACROSS 1 __-Wan Kenobi of “Star Wars” 4 Jewish leader 9 Facts & figures 13 Takes first prize 15 Popular cuisine 16 Hardly __; seldom 17 Every 18 “Been __, done that” 19 Thailand, once 20 Broke into bits 22 In a lazy way 23 Close friends 24 “__ a long way to Tipperary...” 26 Pitcher’s delight 29 Make resentful 34 Huge lifting machine 35 Banishment 36 Wallach or Marienthal 37 Ladder step 38 Syrup flavor 39 Bodies of water 40 __ up; misbehave 41 Wild 42 “Divine Comedy” poet 43 Most vexing 45 __ up; blows it 46 Printer owner’s purchase 47 Chopped meat concoction 48 Hotel room furnishings 51 Strike a deal 56 Chopping tools 57 Chris of tennis 58 High-pitched barks 60 Longest river 61 Good judgment 62 Pass over 63 Mixer speed 64 Look of contempt 65 Like dangerous winter roads DOWN 1 Run up a tab

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