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BULLDOZED LSU junior running back Terrence Magee (14) falls to the ground after a play Saturday during the Georgia Bulldogs’ 44-41 victory against the Tigers in Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga.

Special teams, defensive mistakes down Tigers in Athens shootout


ATHENS, Ga. — When LSU looks back on its 2013 trip to Athens, Ga., it will likely remember a game that slipped right through its fingertips. The offensive shootout had no clear victor until Georgia senior quarterback Aaron Murray took a knee in the final moments to seal a 44-41 victory for the Bulldogs. Every drive prior for both the Tigers and the Bulldogs had seemingly gamechanging implications. For four quarters, No. 10 LSU (4-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) kept pace with the high-powered offense of No. 6 Georgia (31, 1-1 SEC), but uncharacteristically for LSU teams, three separate plays on defense and special teams spelled defeat for the Tigers. “We were a mistake or two away from winning that game,” said LSU coach

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Les Miles. “It was a tremendously competitive game, and there’s a lot of things we can correct and make us a lot better.” Just when it seemed LSU had begun to gain momentum in the second half — after LSU senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger completed a 39-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Jarvis Landry to tie the game at 27-27 — and the Tigers’ defense halted the ensuing Georgia drive, an error in the return game swung the game back in the Bulldogs’ favor. Georgia sophomore punter Collin Barber booted a kick to the LSU 24-yard line, and LSU junior wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. appeared primed for a return. But Beckham muffed the punt and Georgia BULLDOZED, see page 11


University student, alumnus form bow tie company Alexis Rebennack Staff Writer

A current University student and an alumnus are tying the knot with college campuses all over the U.S., forming a bow tie company with a level of class and culture that only comes from the South. Jordy Scholhamer, who graduated in 2011, and Claire Bourgeois, a business management senior, knew their dream of starting a bow tie business would be a reality when Scholhamer’s mother blurted out what she thought should be the name of the future bow tie company — Ties to the South.

After Scholhamer’s mother was diagnosed with cancer in 2012, she spent much of her time sewing. “My youngest brother was leaving for college and joining a frat, so my mom started making bow ties for him and some of the guys in his fraternity,” Scholhamer said. His mother Judy grew up in her mother’s sewing studio, so making a business out of sewing bow ties was a natural transition. Judy, who Bourgeois and Scholhamer refer to as the “designer extraordinaire,” handles all of the sewing and ensures the handmade quality of every bow tie.

“A bow tie is different than a tie,” Scholhamer said. “It doesn’t hang in your food when you eat. It’s more casual, and who really wants to wear a tie tie?” The company prides itself on its affordable price tag and being made in the U.S. Bourgeois and Scholhamer said the main goal of Ties to the South is to make the product “tie together the ties of the states.” “For example, in the Texas tab on our site, you will see bow ties with reds, whites and blues and burnt oranges,” Scholhamer said. BOW TIES, see page 15

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Ties to the South offers more than 50 bow tie designs featuring 12 different states, all related to each state’s culture. Ties are priced at $38 each.

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INTERNATIONAL Miss Philippines wins Miss World pageant in Bali on Saturday BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Miss Philippines, Megan Young, was crowned Miss World on Saturday amid tight security on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali, where the contest’s final round was moved following protests by Muslim hardliner groups. “I promise to be the best Miss World ever,” Young, 23, said after winning the 63rd annual event, as a large number of Filipino fans who traveled with her celebrated by jumping and waving the country’s flag. 60 dead in India building collapse as search ends in Mumbai MUMBAI, India (AP) — The search for survivors at the site of a collapsed apartment building ended Sunday in India’s financial capital of Mumbai with a final death toll of 60 people, an emergency response official said. Rescuers managed to save 33 people from the building’s wreckage in the two-day search. By Sunday morning, all 93 people listed as missing had been accounted for and the search was called off, said Alok Awasthi, local commander of the National Disaster Response Force. Two other buildings have fallen down in Mumbai this year.

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Newly crowned Miss World, Megan Young of the Philippines (center) reacts after winning the Miss World contest Saturday in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

New major earthquake hits southwest Pakistan, kills 15 QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A major earthquake rocked Pakistan’s southwest Saturday, killing at least 15 and sending panicked people running into the street just days after another quake in the same region killed hundreds, officials said. The U.S. Geological Survey said on its website that a 6.8 magnitude quake was felt in Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province. Little may have been left to damage after Tuesday’s disaster.

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USC fires Lane Kiffin; Orgeron is named new interim coach

Pastor shot and killed during revival church service in Lake Charles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California fired Lane Kiffin early Sunday morning, ending the coach’s tumultuous tenure a few hours after the Trojans lost 62-41 at Arizona State. Ed Orgeron was picked as USC’s interim head coach by athletic director Pat Haden later Sunday. The Trojans (3-2, 0-2 Pac-12) have eight games left. Most players found out about Kiffin’s dismissal by text messages in the middle of the night. Suburban Dallas cop helps deliver baby; mother unaware of pregnancy

LAKE CHARLES (AP) — A Louisiana pastor was fatally shot as he preached to a crowd of more than 60 during a revival service and a suspect has been arrested, law enforcement officials said Saturday. The shooting at about 8:20 p.m. Friday was at Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said Saturday. Sixty-five people were inside at the time, including the victim’s wife, said Chief Deputy Stitch Guillory. Myers said Pastor Ronald J. Harris Sr. was shot twice by the gunman. Harris was pronounced dead at the scene.

CARROLLTON, Texas (AP) — A suburban Dallas police officer ended up playing midwife to one mother in labor. Gene Kimpton says he entered a home in Carrollton on Wednesday morning with his weapon drawn. All he knew is there was some sort of emergency situation in the house. There was. A young boy pointed Kimpton into the bathroom, where his mother — who hadn’t realized she was pregnant — was in labor. Kimpton helped guide the baby boy out and wrapped him in a towel until paramedics arrived and cut the umbilical chord.

New Orleans awarded grant to fight housing discrimination NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded three grants totaling $775,000 to the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center for work to reduce housing discrimination. This funding is part of $38.3 million HUD awarded to 95 fair housing organizations and other nonprofits in 38 states. The grants will help enforce the Fair Housing Act.


Police said a gunman walked into the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center in Lake Charles and shot Pastor Ronald J. Harris Sr. “as he was preaching.” The suspect is charged with second-degree murder.

Construction on interstate 49 expects completion summer ‘14 TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Highway department officials in Arkansas and Louisiana say Interstate 49 from Texarkana, Ark., to Shreveport, La., is expected to be complete during the summer of 2014 — weather permitting. The 36.25 mile stretch of I-49 will extend from the Arkansas border in southern Miller County to Interstate 220 in Shreveport. The overall project is to connect Kansas City, Mo., with Lafayette, La.



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Annual corn maze teaches agriculture, funds programs Jonathan Olivier Contributing Writer

The LSU AgCenter kicked off the fourth annual corn maze Saturday, located at the Botanic Gardens at Burden Center on Essen Lane. The corn maze served as a combined event with the Rural Life Museum Harvest Days throughout the weekend, but will normally be held only on Saturdays in October from 4 to 7 p.m. Admission to the events is $5. Participants over the weekend enjoyed the corn maze along with a hay mountain, hayrides and pumpkin painting. A night maze will be held on

the last Saturday of October and will feature a bonfire, corn dogs, s’mores and live music from 4 to 9 p.m. Admission is $10. The idea behind the events started with an effort by the Burden Horticulture Society to educate people while providing entertainment, said Burden Center Director Jeff Kuehny. “It’s an educational program to help people learn about horticulture and agriculture, and it raises funds to support the botanic gardens and botanical programs,” Kuehny said. Contact Jonathan Olivier at

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Arts Council hopes to inspire creativity with WW pairing Staff Reports The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge partnered with Women’s Week, an annual seven-day event that is dedicated to providing a forum for discussing issues that are important to women including healthcare, economics and arts, among other topics. The week kicked off on Friday and will run through Oct. 6, and the Arts Council is hosting a variety of events throughout the week in hopes of inspiring participants. “The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge has teamed up with Woman’s Week in the belief that creativity fuels growth, positive change and innovation, making for a very dynamic community. We are working with Women’s Week to present opportunities to help people find their personal and unique creative spark,” according to a news release. On Tuesday, the Arts Council is offering a class that aims to teach participants about exploring their inner voice and

learning to utilize it in their writing. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at Beauregard Gallery and costs $10 for participants. The event includes lunch. The class will be offered again from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Arts Council on Laurel Street. The Thursday event is free. On Wednesday, local artist and children’s book illustrator Marita Gentry will teach a class on watercoloring basics from 10 a.m. to noon at Create Studios on Perkins Road. The class costs $8 but includes supplies. The Arts Council will teach participants how to use creativity and innovation in their own lives to become better leaders and attain personal goals. The workshop will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Arts Council and is free to anyone interested. Women’s Week was started in 2001 by the Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge. Besides events hosted by the Arts Council, the week will also have events that will educate

participants on many different topics, including cheeses from around the world the practices of meditation, a dialogue on race and a seminar about negotiating salaries. For more information about Women’s Week, visit the Women’s Council website,

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Alumnus to build Battle of NOLA memorial Zach Carline Contributing Writer

The last armed conflict between the United States and Britain took place on Jan. 8, 1815 on a field in Chalmette, La. The Battle of New Orleans was the last battle fought in the War of 1812, and a bicentennial celebration will be held on Jan. 8, 2015 to commemorate the event. The University School of Art and Design held a contest to design a memorial for the bicentennial. Jurors listened to two proposals on a new Battle of New Orleans memorial Friday in the University’s College of Art and Design, choosing landscape architecture firm Design Workshop, of Aspen, Colo., as the winner. University alumnus, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Design Workshop Kurt Culbertson presented his company’s winning design that focused more on an experience rather than just a monument to commemorate the battle. Currently the battlefield in Chalmette remains mostly an empty field except for an obelisk monument and visitors center. Design Workshop’s plan hopes to give visitors a more intimate experience when visiting the site. The company’s concept gives visitors a walking experience of the

battlefield confined to the swampy area near the entrance to the park. The walk focuses attention on the loss of lives by the British and American forces as well as the peace following the war that has lasted 200 years. Culbertson said the design focused on the themes of loss, confidence and peace, inciting solemn reflection on the individuals involved in the fight. The design is centered around a raised walkway with minimal environmental intrusion through the wooded area and bronze markers placed throughout, each representing the different British units that fought in the battle. The walk will feature a bridge with 2,000 buttons embedded in the railing, representing the loss of British lives. The bridge will lead to the Alliance Garden, symbolizing the friendship and peace between the United States and Britain following the battle. Design Workshop also proposed that the site’s meadow be replanted with Little Bluestem, a plant that was likely found in the area during the time of the battle. The plant’s color changes throughout the year, but in winter, its red color would represent the fallen British soldiers strewn across the field during the battle.

Former United States Rep. Henson Moore chairs the Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial Commission and approached the University’s School of Art and Design to create a logo for the commission. Because of its success, he asked the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture to assist with the memorial. Lake Douglas, associate dean of research and development for the School of Landscape Architecture, came up with the idea for a limited competition to take place in which firms would present their ideas for a memorial in front of a jury. Douglas sent out letters to 10 firms across the country with University ties inviting them to send in their qualifications to be presented. In addition to Design Workshop, Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects from Alexandria was also selected to present its concept to the seven member jury of University professors, alumni and representatives from the Lieutenant Governor’s office. Douglas said the jury faced a tough decision and had a lively discussion about who the winner should be, but ultimately sided with Design Workshop’s proposal confined to a single area of the battlefield over Carbo’s, which aimed to incorporate the whole battlefield.

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Representatives from Design Workshop unveil their design for a Battle of New Orleans Monument on Friday at the LSU Design Building.

The jury favored Design Workshop’s concept, which was more evocative of the British soldiers involved in the battle with the bronze buttons and markers, Douglas said. Douglas said the next step is for Design Workshop to meet with the Battle for New Orleans Bicentennial Commission to have the design ratified. After the ratification, Moore will begin the process of raising funds to pay for the project because

there will be no state or federal funds used to finance it, Douglas said. He said the project should be completed by January 2015 to celebrate the bicentennial of the battle.

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The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — With the government teetering on the brink of partial shutdown, congressional Republicans vowed Sunday to keep using an otherwise routine federal funding bill to try to attack the president’s health care law. Congress was closed for the day after a post-midnight vote in the GOP-run House to delay by a year key parts of the new health care law and repeal a tax on medical devices in exchange for avoiding a shutdown. The Senate was to convene Monday afternoon, just hours before the shutdown deadline, and Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., had already promised that majority Democrats would kill the House’s latest volley. Since the last government shutdown 17 years ago, temporary funding bills known as continuing resolutions have been noncontroversial, with neither party willing to chance a shutdown to achieve legislative goals it couldn’t otherwise win. But with health insurance exchanges set to open on Tuesday, tea-party Republicans are willing to take the risk in their drive to kill the health care law. Action in Washington was limited mainly to the Sunday talk shows and a barrage of press releases as Democrats and Republicans rehearsed arguments for blaming each other if the government in fact closes

its doors at midnight Monday. “You’re going to shut down the government if you can’t prevent millions of Americans from getting affordable care,” said Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. “The House has twice now voted to keep the government open. And if we have a shutdown, it will only be because when the Senate comes back, Harry Reid says, ‘I refuse even to talk,’” said Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who led a 21-hour broadside against allowing the temporary funding bill to advance if stripped clean of a tea party-backed provision to derail Obamacare. The effort ultimately failed. The battle started with a House vote to pass the short-term funding bill with a provision that would have eliminated the federal dollars needed to put President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul into place. The Senate voted along party lines to strip that out and lobbed the measure back to the House. The latest House measure, passed early Sunday by a near partyline vote of 231-192, sent back to the Senate two key changes: a one-year delay of key provisions of the health insurance law and repeal of a new tax on medical devices that partially funds it, steps that still go too far for The White House and its Democratic allies on Capitol Hill. Senate rules often make it difficult to act quickly, but the chamber can act on the House’s latest

proposals by simply calling them up and killing them. Eyes were turning to the House for its next move. One of its top leaders vowed the House would not give in to Democrats’ demands to pass the Senate’s “clean” funding bill. “The House will get back together in enough time, send another provision not to shut the government down, but to fund it, and it will have a few other options in there for the Senate to look at again,” said the No. 3 House Republican leader, Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California. “We are not shutting the government down.” On the other hand, Democrats said the GOP’s bravado may fade as the deadline to avert a shutdown nears. Asked whether he could vote for a “clean” temporary funding bill, Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, said he couldn’t. But Labrador added, “I think there’s enough people in the Republican Party who are willing to do that. And I think that’s what you’re going to see.” McCarthy wouldn’t say what changes Republicans might make. He appeared to suggest that a very short-term measure might pass at the last minute, but GOP aides said that was unlikely. Contact The Daily Reveille’s news staff at; Twitter: @TDR_news



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Tigers fall short despite Mettenberger’s career game

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LSU senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) prepares to pass the ball Saturday during LSU’s 44-41 loss against UGA.

Georgia loss not a kill shot for Tigers

ATHENS, Ga. — The LSU football team’s final drive Saturday night against Georgia seemed to set up a perfect ending to a torturous week for LSU senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger. Down by three points, the Tigers took the field with 1:42 remaining on the clock and 76 yards between them and a game-winning touchdown. LSU’s offense looked almost flawless to that point. Mettenberger was playing the game of his life and the Bulldogs failed to keep the Tigers out of the end zone in any of their previous four drives. But unfortunately for the Tigers (4-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference), Georgia (3-1, 2-0 SEC) got its only stop of the half when it mattered most. Despite playing its most complete game in recent memory, Mettenberger and the LSU offense went to the locker room with their heads down. “Our mentality was just like any other drive: to score and put ourselves in the best position to win the game,” Mettenberger said. “Unfortunately, we weren’t able to connect.” Mettenberger again proved his status as an elite quarterback in the loss, completing 23 of 37 passes for a career-best 372 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. No LSU quarterback has thrown for

Take a deep breath, and calmly back away from the ledge. LSU lost to Georgia. But as hard as it may be for fans to realize and accept this, Saturday was a game the Tigers could afford to lose. Teams almost never go undefeated in the Southeastern Conference anymore, and with the last seven BCS National Championships belonging to the SEC, a one-loss conference champion is almost guaranteed a trip to Pasadena. So in effect, nothing has changed for the Tigers. If they beat Alabama, Texas A&M and Ole Miss and avoid any potential upsets, they will go to Atlanta for what should be a de-facto BCS semifinal game. An SEC West loss is devastating, but since Georgia is in the Eastern Division, the loss can be absorbed. In fact, if LSU wins out, it will more than likely get another chance at the Bulldogs. Georgia already beat South Carolina, and

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LSU defeats Mississippi St. 3-2 in double-overtime win

Tigers finish the weekend 1-0-1 Marcus Rodrigue Sports Contributor

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LSU senior forward and midfielder Danielle Murphy progresses the ball downfield Sunday during the Tigers’ 3-2 victory against Mississppi State.

Ninety minutes just isn’t enough for the LSU soccer team. The Tigers (6-3-2, 2-0-1 Southeastern Conference) pushed their streak of consecutive overtime games to three Sunday with a 3-2, double-overtime win against Mississippi State at the LSU Soccer Stadium. The victory came in the wake of a 1-1, double-overtime draw against Tennessee on Friday night and a 2-1 overtime win at Vanderbilt two weeks ago. “It’s a really good start to the SEC season,” said LSU coach Brian

Lee. “Sundays in the SEC are such a grind, and the fatigue factor is a real talent-equalizer. Mississippi State fought really hard, and we’re just thankful to get the win.” The Bulldogs (3-7, 0-3 SEC) struck early as senior forward Elisabeth Sullivan beat LSU senior goalkeeper Megan Kinneman in the 3rd minute to score her tenth goal of the season. Minutes later, Sullivan and Kinneman collided when Sullivan made a run into the box, resulting in a yellow card for Kinneman and a penalty kick for Mississippi State. Kinneman said she disagreed with the foul called on her, but that it was something she couldn’t control. Sullivan nailed the penalty kick with ease to put the Bulldogs up 2-0 early in the contest. “Sometimes you get down early and you just have to fight back,”

Kinneman said. “But we just had to pick up the energy a little bit and be sharper with our passes and movement off the ball.” LSU responded quickly when freshman forward Summer Clarke capitalized on a well-placed through ball from freshman defender Megan Lee to put the score at 2-1 in the 10th minute. The pace of the game slowed following Clarke’s goal, but senior defender Nina Anderson scored the equalizer for the Tigers on a shot just outside the left side of the box in the waning minutes of the first half. The goal was Anderson’s first of the year, and Clarke made her second assist of the season on the play. The Tigers controlled SOCCER, see page 9

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Revamped Lady Tigers showcase talent in Atlanta Taylor Curet Sports Contributor

Love, love. Those words signify the beginning of a new tennis match and for the LSU women’s team, a fresh start. The Lady Tigers launched their first sets as a complete team this weekend as they traveled to Atlanta, Ga., for the Atlanta Classic at the Sharon Lester Tennis Center. Team scores weren’t calculated at the Classic, but competition followed the dual-match format employed during the spring season. Georgia State hosted the three-day tournament, which began Friday morning as LSU was joined by No. 26 Georgia Tech

and Columbia. Love also describes LSU coach Julia Sell’s impression of her team’s performance at the event, in which freshmen Skylar Holloway and Abigail Owens, and junior transfer Noel Scott made their court debuts for LSU. “This team, they’re a competitive group,” Sell said. “They’re a passionate group and day by day, we got better and better where [Sunday] was definitely our best tennis, which is the way you want to work your way in to any tournament. ... They had very high-quality matches, they had great wins.” The Lady Tigers faced a Georgia Tech team Sunday that finished last season ranked No. 21 in the country.

LSU won four of its five singles matches against the Yellow Jackets, highlighted by Scott’s 6-4, 6-3 victory against Tech’s No. 67 Kendal Woodard. Scott faced top-ranked opponents throughout the weekend, falling to Georgia State’s No. 37 Abigail Tere-Apisah 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday and Columbia’s No. 104 Bianca Sanon 7-6, 7-5 on Friday. Over the course of the three days, every LSU newcomer recorded at least one victory in singles, including freshmen Gabrielle Otero and Owens winning all three of the matches they competed in. Sell said she was excited to see how poised the freshmen played in their first collegiate contest and how the

newcomers’ confidence influenced the returnees. “I was really impressed with how [the freshmen] came into the tournament, and they didn’t seem too nervous,” Sell said. “They were fired up, fist pumping and just getting after it. I mean, that just speaks to the players they are ... and the experience that they have coming in. We didn’t have that confidence with every player last year.” LSU notched 13 singles victories at the tournament but won just three out of eight doubles matches. Two of the doubles wins came from the duo of Otero and junior Mary Jeremiah. Since four of the seven Lady Tigers are new to the squad this year, continuity between doubles

partners is not a huge concern at this point because pairs are still learning how to mesh together, Sell said. But with the results from this weekend’s outing, Sell said she’s thrilled for what the team will bring to the court in spring 2014. “My focus in the fall is always about improvement, Sell said. “I’m not as concerned with results. So, when you have very good results this early in the year it speaks highly because if you look at our year as a whole, usually right now will be the worst that we play. So, it’s a great start.” Contact Taylor Curet at


Sophomore Arias advances to final round of pre-qualifying Simpson begins play on Tuesday Trey Labat Sports Contributor

Five players from the LSU men’s tennis team competed in pre-qualifying for the ITA All-American Championships on Saturday and Sunday, with sophomore Boris Arias advancing to the final round of qualifying. Arias advanced to the final round of pre-qualifying after defeating Hawaii’s Nils Schuhmann 7-5, 6-1 in the second round of the tournament. Arias played his third round match later that day, defeating Ohio State’s Kevin Metka in a three-set thriller. Arias lost the first set, then battled to bring the second set to a tie at 3-3 before ultimately

taking the set 6-4. He eventually came out victorious, winning the third set 6-2. LSU coach Jeff Brown attributed Arias’ success in the long tournament to improved strength from last season. “[Arias] has gotten a little stronger; he’s tall and thin, but he’s added strength to his frame,” Brown said. “It’s helping his movement and some of his shots.” The win advanced Arias to the final round of pre-qualifying, which will take place at 8 a.m. Monday. If Arias reaches the qualifying stage of the tournament he will join LSU junior Chris Simpson, who was able to forgo pre-qualifying because of his No. 29 singles ranking. Simpson is looking to follow last weekend’s strong performance in the Southeastern Conference Fall Classic where he won four singles matches including


one nationally ranked opponent but the performance impressed before being eliminated. Brown, with his improvement “I think [Simpson] deserved on the mental side of the game to finally have a week like that, being key to the victory, Brown where he worked hard, he got said. himself mentally ready for it,” “[Harrison] has raised his Brown said. “It’s important when expectations and improved his you feel like you focus from last put in the work season,” he said. ‘I think [Simpson] to actually get the “That has really reward.” deserved to finally have helped him a lot.” Brown said Brown said the confidence a week like that where Kennedy has alfrom last week- he worked hard, he got ready reached the end’s success will high level of play give Simpson the himself mentally ready he reached toward ability to play a the end of last for it.’ little freer now season. that he has a couSophomores Jeff Brown ple of wins under John Michael LSU tennis coach his belt. Busch and AnSimpson will drew Korinek take the court Tuesday at the secured wins on the first day conclusion of the pre-qualifying of pre-qualifying as well as event. freshmen Eric Perez and John Arias wasn’t the only Butsch. The young Tigers batTiger that experienced suc- tled through tough conditions cess in the pre-qualifying stage, though. Sophomore Harrison Kennedy served Arthur Romanet of Bradley University a 6-3, 6-4 defeat in the first round of the pre-qualifier and followed the victory with a dominating 6-1, 6-0 win over Texas A&M’s Max Montague. Kennedy eventually suffered defeat in the third round of the tournament at the hands of Nebraska’s Dusty Boyer, (Reg. $12.95-$14.95)

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that saw matches delayed several times throughout the day due to weather. All four Tigers were eventually eliminated in the second round. The performances from some of the younger Tiger players pleased Brown, especially in light of the delays. “It was a difficult day with the rain and conditions, but the guys kept their focus and we had a good day overall with some young guys getting some wins,” Brown said. “We’re looking for better weather [today] and looking forward to competing.”

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Teams earn 2nd place finishes in Stampede Tommy Romanach Sports Contributor

The LSU men’s and women’s cross country teams displayed improvement from the opening meet of the season as both teams took second place in the McNeese Cowboy Stampede in Lake Charles on Saturday. Junior Philip Primeaux led the way for the Tigers with a fourth place overall finish and a time of 20 minutes, 5.69 seconds, a career best in the four-mile distance. Juniors William Wiesler and Bryan Mutell helped contribute to the men’s strong finish as well, placing 12th and 16th respectively. The Tigers’ total of 71 points put them right behind McNeese State, who won the meet with a total of 17 points. LSU finished above the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, which won the meet last season. Junior Andria Aguilar directed the Lady Tigers with a 5th place finish. Youth followed Aguilar as the next four Lady Tigers to finish were all either sophomores or freshmen, including freshman Chaiss Matthews who took 12th place overall. The Lady Tigers finished only 19 points behind meet champions Tulane, despite replacing most of the members from LSU’s Stampede winning team from last year. Four of the top five finishers from last year’s race were seniors and graduated last season.

After the race, LSU coach Khadevis Robinson emphasized the role of Primeaux and Aguilar and their ability to lead their teams to success. “I think they are both really focused on leading by example, so they are focusing on running the best that they can run,” Robinson said. “I think from that, they will start to gain confidence in themselves and start to push other people to do the same.” Junior Alex Kiptoo from McNeese State took first place in the men’s race, while Tessni Carruthers of Nicholls State took first in the women’s race. Eight Tigers and Lady Tigers improved their times from last season’s Stampede, including Primeaux, Aguilar and Wieslar. The men’s team also displayed improvement as a whole, lowering their average time by more than a minute from last year. “I think they’re at a stage in which they’re learning what they can do, get confidence in themselves, and that’s the main thing,” Robinson said. Next Saturday both teams travel to Fayetteville, Ark., to participate in the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival. The Tigers begin their race at 9:45 a.m., while the Lady Tigers begin at 10:30 a.m. Contact Tommy Romanach at

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Rays, Rangers force AL wild-card tiebreaker The Associated Press The Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers are pushing this regular season to game No. 163. On a Sunday punctuated by Miami’s Henderson Alvarez pitching a no-hitter, Tampa Bay and Texas both won and wound up even forcing a tiebreaker for the second American League wild-card spot. The Rays will play at Texas on Monday night, with the winner visiting Cleveland on Wednesday night in another all-or-nothing matchup. Rangers rookie Martin Perez starts against reigning AL Cy Young winner David Price. Texas gets a boost, too — All-Star slugger Nelson Cruz will be active after his 50-game penalty from Major League Baseball in the Biogenesis drug scandal. “He’s served his suspension,” Rays star Evan Longoria said. “It is what it is. Justice has been served.” It will be baseball’s first tiebreaker — officially, this is a regular-season game and the stats count — since Minnesota beat Detroit 6-5 in 12 innings for the 2009 AL Central title. What was supposed to be the final day of the regular season began with the possibility of a three-way tie for a pair of AL wild-card spots. Instead, Cleveland clinched its first postseason berth since 2007, winning 5-1 at Minnesota to finish at 92-70 and one game ahead of Texas and Tampa Bay as the top wild card.

Nick Swisher homered as the Indians became the first big league team to win their final 10 regularseason games since Baltimore closed with 11 straight victories in 1971, STATS said. “I’m telling you, we’re bringing that wild-card game back to the 216 and that place is going to be packed out and rockin’, baby!” Swisher said, citing Cleveland’s area code. Rookie Danny Salazar is set to start for the Indians against either Texas or Tampa Bay. The National Leauge playoff scene is settled. Johnny Cueto starts for Cincinnati against Francisco Liriano and the Pirates at Pittsburgh on Tuesday night in the NL wildcard playoff. In the best-of-five division series, the Los Angeles Dodgers start at Atlanta and the NL wild-card winner is at St. Louis. In the AL, Detroit opens at Oakland and the wild card visits Boston. Texas won its seventh in a row, downing the visiting Los Angeles Angels 6-2. Tampa Bay held on for a 7-6 win at Toronto. To the Rays, this tiebreaker is a chance for payback. Texas beat Tampa Bay in the division series in 2010 and 2011. The Rangers are hosting this game because they won the season series, 4-3. “We have something to prove in Texas,” Longoria said. “We’ve left that place too many times with our heads down and disappointed. I feel like now is the time to be able to turn

that page.” The Tigers also are ready to move on. Alvarez threw a no-hitter against the AL Central champs, and the Marlins won 1-0 on a two-out wild pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning. Before the wrapup in Miami, Detroit manager Jim Leyland said his team already was looking ahead. “I want to play this game, I want to win this game, but I want to get this over with and get home,” Leyland said. “Guys are anxious. They want to get to the postseason.” Alvarez sent them on their way, all right. It was the fourth season-ending

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Tampa Bay Rays James Loney (left) and Matt Joyce (right) celebrate after they defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 7-6 on Saturday in Toronto.

no-hitter ever, and first since Mike Witt of the Angels threw a perfect game at Texas in 1984. “I knew I was pitching a no-hitter early in the game, that it was a gem,” Alvarez said. “I really

wanted to finish it.”

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AP and Coaches Polls AP Rank/Team/Record

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[Top left] LSU freshman defender Megan Lee (13) and MSU freshman forward Annebel ten Broeke (9) stand ready Sunday during the Tigers’ 3-2 victory against Mississippi State. [Top right] LSU senior defender Addie Eggleston (2) charges up the field. [Bottom] LSU senior goalkeeper Megan Kinneman (1) dives to save a shot on goal.

SOCCER, from page 5

possession for most of the second half, but never broke through in regulation. Brian Lee credited Mississippi State freshman goalkeeper Meara Johnson for keeping LSU at bay during regulation. But Brian Lee acknowledged that the Tigers missed several chances to score in the second half. LSU continued the offensive assault into the first overtime period but failed to convert on three shots. In the 102nd minute, though, Megan Lee clinched the game on her first LSU goal. “It was a good, slick pass from [freshman midfielder] Emma Fletcher, and I got a good turn on it,” she said after the game. “I kind

of wished it was a better shot because you always want those ones that you drive to the top corner, but I’ll take the slow roller across the line.” The Tigers ended the day with 20 total shots and seven shots on goal. The Tigers held a 12-1 advantage in corner kicks against the Bulldogs. The victory puts LSU near the top of the SEC standings two weeks into conference play. The Tigers will return to action Friday night when they travel to Fayetteville, Ark., for a match against Arkansas. Contact Marcus Rodrigue at

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2. Oregon


2. Oregon


3. Clemson


3. Ohio State


4. Ohio State


4. Clemson


5. Stanford


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6. Georgia


6. Georgia


7. Louisville


7. Louisville


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9. Texas A&M


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11. Oklahoma


11. LSU


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13. S. Carolina


13. UCLA


14. Miami (Fla.) 4-0

14. Miami (Fla.)


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15. Northwestern 4-0


16. Northwestern 4-0

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17. Baylor


17. Michigan


18. Florida


18. Washington


19. Michigan


19. Florida


20. Texas Tech


20. Oklahoma St. 3-1

21. Oklahoma St. 3-1

21. Fresno State


22. Arizona State 3-1

22. Texas Tech


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23. N. Illinois


24. Ole Miss


24. Arizona State 3-1

25. Maryland


25. Nebraska


page 10 OFFENSE, from page 5 so many yards since Rohan Davey threw 444 against Illinois in the 2002 Sugar Bowl. Mettenberger said the media hype leading up to the game about his mother’s job in the Georgia Athletic Department and his return to the school where he began his collegiate career was blown out of proportion. LSU coach Les Miles praised his quarterback for setting aside the distractions and performing the way he did. “He came in here to play quarterback for the Tigers and to try to lead this team to victory,” Miles said. “That’s all we ask him to do, and that’s what he did. Was he perfect? No, but he was damn good.” Mettenberger had help from his receivers. Junior Jarvis Landry earned career highs with 10 receptions — one for a touchdown — and 156 yards, while junior Odell Beckham Jr. finished with six grabs for 118 yards. Landry was on the receiving end of a number of big plays and third-down conversions, including

an incredible 25-yard diving reception in the midst of three defenders to put LSU on the Bulldogs’ 6-yard line. LSU also got help from a number of players who have not been the usual suspects so far this season. The Tigers’ first two touchdown passes were to senior receiver Kadron Boone, who before Saturday only grabbed one reception for 13 yards in the season opener against TCU. Junior running back Kenny Hilliard also found the end zone for only the second time this season on a pitch dive early in the fourth quarter. “At the end of the day, it is about the team,” Boone said. “I just come in and play my role. I don’t get mad when I’m not in. I just have to be ready to come in the game with a good attitude.” The only time LSU’s offense seemed to struggle was trying to run the ball in the first half, when the Tigers tallied just 13 yards on 15 rushes. “They were doing a lot of runstopping blitzes,” Mettenberger said. “[Georgia defensive coordinator] coach [Todd] Grantham

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LSU junior wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) dives after a drive down the field Saturday during LSU’s loss against UGA.

definitely did his homework. … This week we are going to work hard on being more balanced.” But the Tigers were able to find more success after halftime, garnering 64 yards on 21 carries in the second half. The LSU unit that seemed to

let Mettenberger down the most is the Tigers’ infamous defense, which surrendered almost 500 yards of total offense. While Mettenberger and the offense may not have been able to finish off the Bulldogs in Sanford Stadium, the defense showed a greater

need for improvement if it wants to be able to compete with some of the best teams in the nation. Contact Tyler Nunez at; Twitter: @NunezTDR

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[Left] LSU sophomore safety Micah Eugene (34) attempts to block UGA sophomore running back Keith Marshall (4) on Saturday during the Tigers’ 44-41 loss against the Bulldogs in Sanford Stadium. [Above] LSU sophomore running back Jeremy Hill (33) is tackled by UGA junior Ramik Wilson (51).

GEORGIA, from page 5

Florida is the only ranked opponent left on its schedule. Two seasons ago, Alabama proved there’s no penalty for needing a second shot at someone. The Tigers’ biggest problem going forward is not that they lost, but how they lost. The LSU defense was exposed by Georgia. The Bulldogs marched up and down the field to the tune of 44 points and almost 500 yards. Quarterback Aaron Murray had receivers wide open behind the Tigers’ secondary, and even with Todd Gurley injured for the entire second half, Georgia ran for 196 yards. The pass defense is more troubling. The defensive line couldn’t get any kind of a pass rush on Murray, and the secondary was lost in zone coverage. Georgia receivers caught touchdown passes without an LSU defender anywhere in sight. No one was entirely sure how the defense would hold up against Georgia. There was concern because of a few quarters of poor defense, but those were at least partially chalked up to complacency after LSU jumped out to big leads.

Athens was pegged as the first true test of the LSU defense. Needless to say, it failed. On the positive side, the LSU offense was great. The Tigers went on the road and matched the Georgia offense score for score until the last drive of the game. Zach Mettenberger put to bed any reservations about his ability to play on the road. He was masterful in his return to Georgia, casting aside any distractions and throwing for a career-high 372 yards with three touchdowns. Equally as impressive, Mettenberger stood calm in the pocket and didn’t turn the ball over when Georgia got a rush on him. He looked like a guy who could lead this team to victories in Tuscaloosa and Oxford in the coming months. He’s easily the biggest reason for optimism among LSU fans going forward.

The running game had some issues, especially when Jeremy Hill wasn’t in the game, but that was more a product of an underrated Georgia run defense than anything else. The bottom line is that LSU still controls its own destiny going forward and has the offense to win every remaining game. Saturday’s loss didn’t kill the Tigers’ chances at winning the SEC, but if the defense doesn’t drastically improve, it won’t be their last defeat.



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Monday, September 30, 2013 BULLDOZED, from page 1 recovered, instantly putting the Bulldogs in the red zone. “It had a funky spin to it, and the wind was picking up during the game,” Beckham said. “I went to catch it, and at the last minute, it drifted back a little bit, and it caught the bottom of my chin. It happens. You just have to learn from it and move on.” Three plays later, Murray completed a pass to Georgia junior receiver Michael Bennett, who stood wide open in the end zone, courtesy of a blown coverage by LSU sophomore defensive back Micah Eugene. “We had guys who were leaving guys wide open, so whenever something like that happens, someone wasn’t communicating right,” said senior linebacker Lamin Barrow. “We just have to go back through the film and look through the plays. It’s very fixable.” But Bennett’s touchdown wasn’t the only time a Bulldog receiver ended up alone while running his route. With less than four minutes

remaining in the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs trailed 41-37 as they attempted to make a comeback drive. After Georgia methodically drove down the field to the LSU 25-yard line, Murray dropped back with 1:47 left to play and launched the ball down the right sideline. Sophomore wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley easily caught the ball with no LSU defenders around him and waltzed into the end zone for the gamewinning touchdown. The defensive back who looked to be covering ScottWesley, sophomore cornerback Jalen Mills, threw his hands up in frustration at senior safety Craig Loston once Mills realized what happened. “A lot of the yards they had and a lot of the plays they made were plays that we gave them off busted assignments,” Barrow said. “It’s something you have to correct. Football is a game of the team who makes the fewest mistakes.” Moving forward, the Tigers will see a number of squads with offenses capable of scoring

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as Georgia did Saturday night. Teams like Texas A&M, Alabama and Ole Miss will continue to challenge the Tigers’ young secondary moving forward. “It was a lot of coverage busts, but we’ll get to practice this week and it won’t happen again,” said sophomore linebacker Kwon Alexander. “It was a communication thing. We all weren’t communicating, but if we get the communication down, then we’ll be the best defense in the country.” Contact Lawrence Barreca at; Twitter: @LawBarreca_TDR

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LSU junior wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) gets his helmet knocked off after a drive Saturday during UGA’s 44-41 victory against LSU in Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga.

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Outlawing Muslim Brotherhood a step forward for Egypt BRACE YOURSELF Ryan McGehee Columnist We may be reeling from our close loss to Georgia, but LSU students should take solace in the fact that the important issues of our time are going our way. After a year in power, the Muslim Brotherhood’s downfall shows the turbulent nature of Middle Eastern democracy. Subsequently, it is in the interest of the United States that Egypt returns to its previous status as a client of American imperialism. Where American foreign policy is concerned, we need to be open and honest about it. We have in the past, and we continue to this day to arm and support brutal regimes that are nowhere near democratic, all in the name of our national interests. Since 1970, Egypt has acted as a pure puppet state to the U.S., with a slight deviation in 2011. Popular uprisings in Cairo that resulted from the Arab Spring led to the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, and for the first time in 41 years, there was no U.S.-backed strong man at the helm in Egypt. In the wake of the revolution, the interim military

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government decided for the first time in Egypt’s 5,000-year history that a civilian government would be democratically elected. Having just ended 59 years of military rule, Egypt reluctantly chose the Islamists in their parliamentary election, and Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi won the presidential race. What was hoped to be a turning point for Egypt quickly disintegrated into Mubarak 2.0, with the military immune from prosecution and the defense budget at their own disposal. To top it all off in postrevolutionary French fashion, Morsi made several presidential decrees, placing himself above the law and betraying the core of the revolution à la Robespierre. On that note, after just one year of Morsi’s rule, he was ousted by a military coup d’état led by the powerful Egyptian General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the Napoleon of Egypt. What we are left with is an interim military junta that controls 40 percent of the economy and is on track to put Egypt back within the American realm. The first step toward that end was met when Egyptian courts outlawed the Muslim Brotherhood and confiscated its assets. They are taking no chances this time.

Unfortunate as it may be that Egypt’s experiment in democracy failed, it is preferable to have some semblance of stability in such a volatile region of the world. Sisi’s regime may be brutal at the moment, but at least we can exert influence over the leadership in his government. Egypt is too vital of a strategic partner to ever accept a government we cannot exert control over. Our partnership with them has led to many important diplomatic strides, including the Camp David Accords, the first ever peace agreement between Israel and an Arab nation. What’s more, it would be completely unacceptable for Egypt’s military hardware to fall under the control of non-U.S. aligned parties. Their military is armed with classA weaponry that only the closest U.S. allies possess. Also, a state with the capacity to develop nuclear power, civilian or not, should never fall outside of our sphere of influence, which is our primary reason for opposing Iran’s nuclear program. It is dangerous for people we cannot control to have that kind of power. The United States of America is not just another empire passing through history like the British. We exert a global influence unmatched by any nation in history, with

motives or ideas is the lowest kind of debating. Accusation has to base on facts.) Now I am just wondering why an article so lack of reasoning ironically appeared in a column called "gates of reason”.” - qq

I also find it highly questionable that someone acting in the role a journalist would seek to restrict the ability of fellow journalists to do their job. Such behavior is unbecoming at best and malicious at worst.” - ssmi231

“This article reveals some of the most poorly formed reasoning skills I've seen in the Reveille (and that is saying quite a lot). The fact that candidates were promised anonymity is moot as the school has no right or ability to keep such a promise. And that news outlets continue to press their case against the school is only appropriate as LSU is in clear violation of open meeting laws. Even if the information wasn't newsworthy, which it is, it should still be open to public scrutiny. If your primary concern is the cost then you should be pressuring the school to comply with the legal orders that have been handed down as that is the primary driver. Had the school complied with the law in the first place there would have been no fines.

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“Is this an ironic column? Funnily enough, I've followed your writings cause I sensed a pattern. Here's another conservative girl, whose values were obviously influenced by upbringing, telling others how to live. Two examples are your columns telling women to dress "modestly" and the implied judgements therein, describing your abhorrence of pornography, and your dislike of Planned Parenthood. And you have the nerve to act like a promoter of free thought? So what you're saying is that your views are not influenced? If say

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An opponent of ousted President Mohammed Morsi holds up a poster July 19 of Egyptian Defense Minister General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi with Arabic words that read, “The lion of Egypt.”

military bases spanning the globe, and a navy that would make Horatio Nelson green with envy. Every decision in regard to foreign policy should be guided by the principle of maintaining and expanding this control. The recent developments in Egypt should be lauded. They are returning, like the prodigal son, to our domain.

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you were born in Pakistan would your religious views be the same, what about to different parents (liberal atheists for example)? And I love you implicit claim that instructors promote a liberal worldview. That's interesting. Because last year during the election season I remember several professors in a political forum defending Obama's use of drones and his relationship with dictatorial states like Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. These are neo-conservative positions really. Also, do you not think inequality is an issue? Because that says enough about your biases right there. Numbers don't lie. I bet you think Obama is "liberal" huh? Any politically informed person could tell you he's a center-right president at worst. Obamacare is a Heritage Foundation law. He would be a conservative in the rest of the Western world. Look, I actually major in media and have studied it from the time I was in high school til now. If you think the media has

a liberal bias you haven't studied the content, only the opinions of journalists, who mostly only report not opine. Where was that liberal bias in the run-up to the Iraq war? What about the liberal bias openly criticizing the hypocrisy of our government during the Arab Spring? Read a book on media that isn't written by a conservative hackjob. Maybe, Manufacturing Consent? I was raised in this conservative state, by an extremely Catholic mother and a center-right ultra capitalist father. Through reading, I've become a left-libertarian atheist. I'm all about telling people to think for themselves. But practice before you preach.” - lelibertaire

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Louisiana is proven worst state for women Shut up, meg Megan Dunbar Opinion Editor The Center for American Progress told the world something Louisiana women already knew when it empirically proved the Bayou State to be the worst for women last Wednesday. By the numbers, we’re 50th of all 50 states based on the economics of female jobs, the number of women in leadership positions and women’s health provisions. We should be ashamed. There’s a mother pelican with all her little babies on our flag. That should merit some sort of concrete esteem for the women in this state. Maryland is the best state in these same categories, and their flag doesn’t even make sense. It’s an English heraldic banner, and honestly, that should’ve died after the Revolutionary War. So we’ve been beat out by some British-loving sliver of a Northeastern state. I guess this data is the final sign that women in the South should give up on their progressive expectations. The stretch of states from Georgia to Texas on the American Progress map is solid red, meaning each of those states is in the bottom 10 along with Utah, South Dakota and Indiana.

There’s no escape, unless you want to travel up North, where people recommend Chili’s as a good restaurant. That’s one area in which the South excels. We do have the best cooking in the United States, and that’s probably because women are so oppressed everywhere else that we have nowhere to go but the kitchen. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather spend my days baking bread and making gumbo instead of advocating endlessly for a bunch of old men to consider me in their lawmaking. I don’t think I’d get as much of a headache making food. Here’s the sad thing: I’m really bad at cooking, so I guess I’ll just have to go with continued attempts to get this state to listen. Honestly, I think college women live in a bubble of critical thinking and have the outlets to remain untouched by Louisiana generalities. That, and most of us don’t have functional kitchens. We do have a chance to be outraged, though. As the future Southern businesspeople — and I do mean people, not just women — we have the chance to make sure that next time this happens, Louisiana doesn’t top the charts as the worst state. Maybe in 20 years, we’ll still be pretty bad. Progress moves slowly. We might even still be the worst. But any movement from here will be toward a more positive future.

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The Center for American Progress named Louisiana the worst state for women Wednesday, while Maryland was named best.

At least I hope so. If we end up with less than 12 percent of our Congressional leaders being women, we as a state will have failed. As much as this is a human issue not just affecting women, but the men in their lives as well, those men in leadership roles don’t seem to understand that what they do doesn’t exactly follow their good intentions to treat their wives and mothers well. I’m pretty sure the 88 percent male contingent of Louisianians in Congress doesn’t hold a weekly meeting about how best

to marginalize females. I’m not blaming them for doing something with rage in their hearts. I’m blaming them for not having a rage, a passion for equality that could lead them to address our state’s wrongdoing. I’m sure they have talking points that could argue circles around Louisiana not being the worst state. That’s fine. They can keep their speeches while Louisiana women live out the truth of Congressional action. We will bite back. There’s a generation of women biding

their time in college, watching our mothers battle through the workplace and our friends battle through medical red tape. As soon as there are enough of us, someone will listen. Megan Dunbar is a 20-year-old English senior from Greenville, S.C.

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Stay-at-home mothers should not be degraded THE UNRIDDLER Christine Guttery Columnist When Ron Paul expressed the importance of making the choice available for mothers to homeschool their children in a recent Morning Joe interview on MSNBC, guest host Katty Kay asked, “Do we actually want to encourage women to not take part in the workforce?” By asking that, she degraded the occupation of stay-at-home moms. Whether they choose to work outside the home or stay at home to care for their children, mothers deserve our respect. If money and elite occupations define success, then I guess stay-athome moms do hurt the reputation of women. True success is so much more, and mothers have a much greater and more rewarding type of power: the power to influence the world one child at a time. If we define success by money, mothers do enough to make

$113,586 a year on average, according to a survey conducted by of more than 6,000 mothers. They gathered the number of hours moms spent doing various tasks such as cooking, cleaning and chauffeuring. Motherhood is evidently a fulltime job in itself. On top of this, mothers have the power to positively or negatively impact society as a whole by the influence they have on their children. According to the National Institute of Justice, parental abuse or neglect drastically increases adolescents’ likelihood of committing crime, suffering from post-traumatic stress and becoming dependent on drugs or alcohol. In the same way, parental support and encouragement have lasting effects on children, often giving them a sense of security and high self-esteem. But studies are not needed to prove this point. We all know the effects of our moms words and actions on our lives. As much as I don’t like to admit it, my mother usually does know best. My mom was the valedictorian of her high school and graduated

from LSU. She could be successful in the workplace, but I believe she has made an even greater impact simply by being there for my siblings and me. She spent time with me individually as a young child and taught me to read and write by the time I was 4 years old. She encouraged my creativity and nurtured my love for reading, writing and art. Cliché as it may sound, I would not be the person I am today without her support. As a mother, she has made many sacrifices, but she would say it was worth it. Some believe that such selfsacrifice is deprecating to women and that they should not give up their independence and rights. But women who choose to sacrifice for their families should be honored, not reprimanded. After all, successful and committed relationships are not about independence; they are about love. I’m not talking about selfish, touchyfeely love, but the self-sacrificing attitude toward another person, which seeks the best for the other. This type of love — a mother’s love — is worthy of honor. For some mothers, this love

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means working two jobs to put food on the table. For others, it means sacrificing a higher household income and some personal freedom in order to personally raise and care for their children in the way they see best. Mothers have a priceless impact on the world, and whether they go to work or stay at home, they deserve

our honor and respect. Christine Guttery is a 20-year-old English junior from Baton Rouge. Contact Christine Guttery at; Twitter: @theunriddler

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BOW TIES, from page 1

Bourgeois and Scholhamer said no matter how big the company gets, the price for every bow tie will remain $38. “For a handmade bow tie, we think that’s very reasonable,” Scholhamer said. “We wanted to be an affordable option for something high quality.” All bow ties from Ties to the South are named after local places or streets. In Louisiana, the most popular tie is “The Burbank.” So far, Ties to the South boasts designs featuring 12 different states, all with unique patterns that represent each state’s local flavor, according to Bourgeois. “We have over 50 bow tie designs, and it’s so much fun to see someone wearing all of the stuff

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we picked out,” Bourgeois said. Scholhamer said that Ties to the South also does custom orders. “We have requests to turn T-shirts into ties,” Bourgeois said. “We lay the patterns [of the T-shirt] out so when the bow tie comes out, you can tell what it was, and they look awesome.” While the company targets a collegiate audience, they are currently working with Mardi Gras krewes to create custom ties. The company also creates ties for groomsmen in weddings. Although Bourgeois is a student and a business owner, she says she isn’t facing the typical challenges one might assume comes with the territory because she loves her job and because it’s football season. Bourgeois and Scholhamer

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page 15 met during Scholhamer’s last semester through the business fraternity. They frequently talked about starting a business because they both considered each other business savvy and outgoing. Creating their own company was all talk until Bourgeois brought up the idea of joining the student incubator. After that, Scholhamer said the company just started growing. “Our name, Ties to the South, really embodies the culture of the South,” Scholhamer said. “When you come to Louisiana and hear people speak this language that isn’t really English or French, that’s your tie to the South and the food, the language and Mardi Gras.” Bourgeois and Scholhamer agreed bow ties are making a resurgence right now. “There is a huge infatuation with the South right now in the media,” Scholhamer said. “Even up in the North, it’s a market we haven’t tapped into yet, but it’s definitely there, especially with the number of graduates that LSU has placed in northern cities like Chicago.” Bourgeois said the site received hits from almost every state, the United Kingdom and even Argentina. The company just kicked off a representative program as a part of its marketing campaign, allowing more people to get involved. So far, there are seven representatives in South Carolina, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Bourgeois and Scholhamer

are staying tied to LSU in a unique way. Mass communication students in Professor Kasey Windels’ qualitative audience analysis class are partnering with Ties to the South to help the company with its branding strategies. “The goal of this class is to get students to understand a person’s relationship with a brand,” Windels said. Students are also doing secondary research for the company, finding out who the company’s competitors are. “By the end of the semester, students will have a big research report that they will give to Claire [Bourgeois], and it will say who Ties to the South should be talking to, how to talk to them and how the company should market to that certain group of people,” Windels said. Windels said she chose Ties to the South as a company for her students to research because she wanted clients who were easily accessible and needed help with their brand and target audience. “We love football, we love the South and we love being from here,” Bourgeois said. “It’s a bright and colorful culture and that goes in to how our ties are made.”

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