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Come Together

Protestors gather to show support for fired scientist, bash LSU officials

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Protestors take part in a demonstration against the firing of former University professor Ivor van Heerden on Thursday in front of LSU’s Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.

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Friday, April 17, 2009

System leaders propose plans for reductions By Leslie Presnall

By Joy Lukachick

Staff Writer

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Gloom filled the Board room when each chancellor of the 11 LSU System’s institutions proposed a campus-by-campus budget reduction plan at the Board of Supervisors’ meeting Thursday. The University will face a reduction of $32,272,323 in state general funding — $2.5 million less than Gov. Jindal’s original proposal. Chancellor Michael Martin said he plans to protect the University’s academic core, flagship status

NEW ORLEANS — John Menszer hasn’t protested for a cause in more than 40 years. But Thursday, the recent firing of a University professor persuaded the New Orleans resident to do something he said he hasn’t done since the height of the Vietnam War in 1967. “I didn’t know the professor,” Menszer said. “[But] I benefited from his work personally.” The calmness on a street half a block from Tulane Avenue was interrupted Thursday morning when a group of about 50 protestors chanted “LSU, shame on you” as they marched in front of the LSU Health Science Center steps to protest the University’s firing of Ivor van Heerden. The rally headed by New Orleans-based organization, Levees. org, marched near a dressed-up mannequin with black masking tape across its mouth — meant to represent van Heerden. In response to last week’s firing of van Heerden, costal scientist and University research professor, last week, the organization wanted to demonstrate how it felt about the University’s decision. “This is a sad say for the citizens

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Astrid Merget told faculty members in an e-mail sent Thursday afternoon that the administration is accepting nominations for a “transition task force” to help address issues with the implementation of the University’s massive reorganization plan, which would rename and

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RESTRUCTURE, see page 5

FLAGSHIP, see page 4

‘Task force’ to address issues with realignment By Kyle Bove Chief Staff Writer

ASTRID MERGET executive vice chancellor & provost

BATON ROUGE COMMUNITY

Program provides new outlook By Mary Walker Baus Contributing Writer

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The carefully laid mulch, the clean parking lots and the clear, grassy lawns throughout campus are maintained by a unique crew.

Inmates from the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel and the Dixon Correctional Institute in Jackson come to the University to help the LSU Landscape Services Department, a division of the Office of Facility Services, with its daily tasks. “We have a dire need to use inmates,” said Debbi Coltharp, Landscape Services horticulturist. “With the budget the way it is, we can’t fill positions, and we’re running low on staff. For the cam-

pus, the inmates are providing services that would be neglected because we don’t have enough manpower.” The LSU Inmate Labor Program not only provides Landscape Services with the extra hands it needs, but it has also saved the University more than $600,000 a year since 1994 — when the program started. The average cost for one hour of LABOR, see page 5

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Inmates work on cleaning up a ditch on campus as part of the LSU Inmate Labor Program.

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States pressed Somalia on Thursday to root out the pirates menacing the seas off the Horn of Africa, and its prime minister said he could go after them if other nations give him the resources he needs. That could open the way for more missions to hunt down the pirates inside the lawless country — actions that have been authorized by the United Nations but rarely carried out. Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke told The Associated Press that his piracy-fighting plan will be ready next week in time for an international conference on Somalia in Brussels.

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Confronting a Mexican drug war that is “sowing chaos in our communities,” President Barack Obama signaled Thursday he will not seek renewal of a U.S. assault weapons ban but instead will step up enforcement of laws banning the transfer of such guns across the border. Obama had pledged during his campaign to seek renewal of the ban but has bowed to the reality that such a move would be unpopular in politically key U.S. states and among Republicans as well as some conservative Democrats. Obama met with Mexican President Felipe Calderon, who has been conducting an aggressive fight against drug cartels and had hoped to persuade Obama to push for reinstatement of the gun ban.

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Two years after they were wounded by a gunman who sprayed bullets through their German class at Virginia Tech, Katelyn Carney and Derek O’Dell helped the campus mark the second anniversary of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Carney, who graduated in December, returned to run a 3.2-mile race Thursday to honor the 32 people killed April 16, 2007, by student Seung Hui-Cho, who also took his own life. She and O’Dell worked together to bar the door to their classroom so Cho couldn’t get back in. “This is where it matters,” she said as she and a friend prepared to run. O’Dell, who walked the race course, called the experience bittersweet.

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An unidentified family member wipes her face as she places a flower on a memorial marker in Blacksburg, Va. on Thursday.

La. lawmakers target Mystery donors give over yearly salary increases $45M to 9 universities (AP) — The near-automatic pay raises that thousands of Louisiana government employees will receive next year, costing $72 million, aren’t required, the head of the state civil service system told lawmakers Wednesday. Anne Soileau, the director of the Department of Civil Service, said the salary bumps have become a problem because agencies are no longer using them to reward performance. But she said the decision of who receives those raises rests with state agencies and their supervisors.

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LGBTQ

Spectrum to observe 13th National Day of Silence Awareness Week wraps up today

By Jerit Roser Sports Editor

Spectrum members, supporters and passers-by walked, ran, danced and jumped through a free-standing doorway in Free Speech Alley midday Thursday. Members of Spectrum, LSU’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer group, set the door up for their “Come Out as Whoever You Are” event, part of LGBTQ Awareness Week. Ashlee Abudyak, a Denham Springs high school student, was one of those who ran out the door. Although she isn’t gay, Abudyak applauded the group’s efforts. “What they’re doing is great,” Abudyak said. “Even at schools, we have a lot of barriers, and being loudly spoken sort of breaks those out of people’s minds as well as your own.” Devin Schmitt, a chemistry graduate student, also walked through. “There wasn’t anything

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Daniel Guillot, mathematics grad student (left), cheers on Kristin Puhl, interior design sophomore (right), as she passes through a door set up by Spectrum to encourage students to reveal their true selves. National Day of Silence is today.

symbolic about it. They said, ‘You wanna walk through a door?’ I said, ‘Sure,’” Schmitt said. “I’ve got some friends who are gay, and they’re some of the best people I know. Getting the word out is good.” Spectrum members made banners Monday, held a picnic Tuesday and advocated people holding hands in the Quad on Wednesday. Daniel Guillot, mathematics graduate student and former

Spectrum officer, said the noise from the Student Union construction was loud, but he was glad the group didn’t have to deal with the Consuming Fire Baptists, who often spread religious messages including antigay rhetoric in Free Speech Alley. Spectrum’s Awareness Week ends today with the 13th Annual National Day of Silence, a day when the homosexual, bisexual and transgender community and their supporters

PHILANTHROPY

Thousands go barefoot for cause TOMS publicizes ‘One for One’ movement By Lindsey Meaux Staff Writer

When Andrew Friedrichs rolled out of bed Thursday morning, he began his day just like any other day — barefoot. But unlike every other day, he stayed that way, treading through campus and avoiding pits of mud, shards of glass and gravel in support of “One Day Without Shoes.” “I walked through the front door without shoes on. I was carrying my shoes with me,” said Friedrichs, general studies senior. “I went to class. I had lunch with friends ... I’ll probably go out to eat barefoot too.” One Day Without Shoes is a nationwide effort by TOMS Shoes to raise awareness for its “One for One” movement — a movement that gives a pair of shoes to children in need for every pair of TOMS purchased. The effort, publicized largely through TOMS e-mails, Facebook and other social networking sites, had more than 45,000 confirmed attendees as of Thursday afternoon, according to its official Facebook page. Laura Doré, history freshman and the TOMS campus representative for the University, said she felt the movement was a great opportunity to raise awareness for people without shoes. “We can talk a lot about how TOMS is a great company because we give shoes to people,” Dore said. “When you don’t have a choice, you’ve never worn shoes in your life, lots of things come of it. The point of the day is really to just make it hit

a little closer to home. The ground hurts.” As an independent effort, a group of participants gathered on the Parade Ground on Thursday at 2 p.m. to walk barefoot around the grounds. Rebecca Lunceford, mass communication senior, said she was participating in the walk to raise awareness of the downfalls associated not wearing shoes for extended periods of time — cuts and sores attained from walking barefoot can lead to serious infection. Particularly in Ethiopia,where about one million people are suffering from a “debilitating and disfiguring disease,”

Podoconiosis caused by walking barefoot, according to the TOMS Web site.  Friedrichs, who heard about the day because he’s on the TOMS e-mailing list, said the small turnout of people gave him the opportunity to spread the TOMS word. “I expected more [people to not wear shoes],” Friedrichs said. “I was kind of a fish out of water — which really was a good thing because a lot of questions were asked.”

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remain silent to raise awareness. Spectrum president Matthew Patterson said the day, which began in 1996 at the University of Virginia, helps build tolerance in schools of several levels. “Ironically, the point is to demonstrate that these problems don’t go away,” Patterson said. Guillot said the Day of Silence helps support the people who are forced to remain silent every day. “Every day many people are silenced — whether they’re prevented from expressing themselves in some way, harrassed in some way or in extreme cases, the occasional murder or suicide permanently silences someone,” he said. Guillot said some people actually reschedule oral exams, work and other obligations to make observing the Day of Silence possible. Other people just have to drop the vow of silence when events make it impossible. “In the extreme cases when they’re forced to speak, it’s pretty

much a pure representation of the people that don’t care about what we have to say,” said a second-year Spectrum member. The member wished to remain anonymous because he has family on campus who don’t know his sexuality. Spectrum members will be in Free Speech Plaza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today silently handing out Day of Silence push cards before finishing Awareness Week with the “Break the Silence” forum from 7-9 p.m. in Room 435 of Nicholson Hall. “We encourage anyone from the public community to come with questions or concerns,” Guillot said. “We’ll have a kind of open roundtable discussion period. Anyone that wants to jump in is more than welcome to. It’s kind of a symbolic breaking of the silence.”

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ORGANIZATIONS

New Latin American student group holds event LASA looking for members to join By Natalie Roy

Contributing Writer

The rhythmic drumming of a Capoeira group, a dance and song native to Brazil, energized the atmosphere of the “We Can Progress Together!” event held Thursday by the newly formed Latin American Student Association at the International Cultural Center. About 50 people attended the event, which consisted of a rundown of the organization’s visions and goals, as presented by group members Freddy Garces, Julia Chan, Wilmer Barrera, Carlos Garcia and Noel Novelo, as well as the announcement of LASA’s chair members and committees. LASA, founded by a group of individuals wanting to unify and

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and as many campus jobs as possible. “Moving back the flagship is a cost we cannot afford,” Martin said. Martin said the budget cuts will lead to reduced support for programs including the LSU Museum of Art, Rural Life Museum and some research projects. “We will have to reduce the services we provide,” Martin said. “And we will have to cope with that.” Martin said the University attracts the very best students in the state, and he thinks the state has a contract with those students to provide them with the education they’ve earned. “I do not believe we can advance the economy of this state without a very strong, vital and growing higher education system,” he said. “I am concerned that the budget, as we see it today, will not only affect the Flagship, but through the ripples, it will affect the higher education system across the state.” The LSU Paul M. Hebert

integrate the Latin American com- dents into the community. munity on campus, “[Our] viofficially became a sion … is to make student organizastronger relations tion March 2 and between Latin already has about American coun85 members. tries and the Uni“We introversity,” Garcia duced the vision said. “That’s our … mission, objeclong-term perspecFreddy Garcia tives and values of tive. In short term LASA by which doctoral student, LASA secretary … our mission is we are going to going to be accompave the visions in the future,” said plished by … giving hospitality to Garcia, doctural student and LASA the incoming students, sharing insecretary. “We are students … and formation between members and we want to have an impact on the … their working environment, and community.” integrating the new students into the The organization’s creation is Baton Rouge community and the attributed to the desire to bring to- student body of LSU, because we gether the University’s significant don’t want to be separated. We want number of Hispanic undergraduates to be part of it.” — 741 students in fall 2008 — and LASA’s membership is not limthe students on campus interested in ited to Hispanic students, and they Latin American affairs, as well as are constantly looking for students integrating incoming Hispanic stu- to spread the word and become

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Law Center will face similar cuts with programs and personnel but will also be forced to discontinue the law magazine and cut down the law library’s hours of operation. “The plane will continue to fly,” said Law Center Chancellor Jack Weiss. “We’re going to take off and fly as far as we can, but it will be a different airline in a lot of ways.” System President John Lombardi said the budget crisis is projected to be a two- to three-year battle. “This is unusual,” Lombardi said. “We have two years that are awful and a third year that is worse. This is a very serious and dramatic rescaling of higher education and clearly damaging to

the future of our state.” E. J. Ourso College of Business Dean Eli Jones proposed a financing model for the new College of Business building. He asked the Board to consider his summary and approve the plan at a later date. The building and furnishing would cost no more than $60 million — a sum he plans to achieve by raising up to $30 million, which the state will then match. The Board must approve his financing plan before the state will match the funds. Contact Leslie Presnall at lpresnall@lsureveille.com

members. “Everyone interested in Latin American affairs is welcome to join,” Garcia said. “That’s the main goal.” In addition to exposing Latin American culture to students, LASA hopes to serve as an aid to new Hispanic students who are trying to make the transition from their home country to the University by providing five major values — integration, hospitality, information sharing, networking and solidarity. “When [the group’s founders] first came to LSU, many of us had needs and needed support,” said Wilmer Barrera, plant pathology graduate student and LASA president. “We want to provide that and show new students that they have a community that supports them … [while] establishing a presence and identity [for LASA] and pursuing better things for our student community.”

One of LASA’s most important goals is making a positive impact in the community by bringing together the efforts, ideas and creativity of its members, Barrera said. Joining the organization would also be a great opportunity for nonHispanic students to meet, interact and learn about a different culture, Garcia said. For example, it would be especially beneficial for those students who plan to do research in Latin America, giving them the opportunity to get used to the people and perhaps even brush up on their Spanish. “There’s [such a] variety of people you will find [in the organization],” Garcia said. “We have a mix of so many cultures, and we come together here, united by our common Spanish heritage and interest in the culture.” Contact Natalie Roy at nroy@lsureveille.com


friday, april 17, 2009 RESTRUCTURE, from page 1

restructure nearly every academic college and school on campus.  Merget said the team will comprise 10 to 12 members, including faculty, staff and administrators — particularly those from the academic units most affected by the realignment.  “Our goal is to ensure as smooth a transition as possible into this new configuration of academic units,” Merget said in the e-mail.  Merget unveiled the University’s reorganization plan to faculty members Tuesday, drawing harsh criticism about the formation of the plan. Many complained there wasn’t enough faculty input. “They’re going through this process of communication with the faculty after the fact,” said Michael Russo, LSU Libraries coordinator and Faculty Senate member.

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of south Louisiana because they have lost their only independent, expert voice on hurricane and flooding issues,” said Levees.org founder Sandy Rosenthal. University spokeswoman Kristine Calongne said in an e-mail Chancellor Michael Martin would not comment on the rally Thursday. The group of van Heerden’s supporters were all New Orleans residents who relied on him to keep the city informed and safe, Rosenthal said. Van Heerden led a team of engineers and scientists to inspect the levees damage after Hurricane Katrina and was not afraid to report his findings, she said. Van Heerden’s findings showed the levees failed because of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built them poorly. The protest was about more than the van Heerden’s firing, Rosenthal said. “Ivor van Heerden can get work anywhere,” she said. “But it’s about us.” Louisiana residents and people across the nation will be affected by their decision, she said. And those who couldn’t make the protest can sign the petition to Martin on Levees.org, Rosenthal said.

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Under the plan, the School of Library and Information Science would be absorbed into the newly formed College of Education and Human Professions. “I think [the plan] diminishes the School of Library and Information Science,” Russo said. “It’s kind of a demotion.” Russo said he is worried about a possible decrease in enrollment and faculty recruitment when the plan goes into effect in July. “I don’t think this has been handled in a very good way,” Russo said. “You’re affecting people and how they conduct their work without getting their input.” Merget did not mention changing or altering the realignment plan, which she said will help the University eliminate fragmentation, strengthen collaboration between colleges and help the University complete its Flagship Agenda.

“Change can be difficult,” Merget said in the e-mail. “But to forego change is to perpetuate the past as status quo, to reject a dynamic academic culture and to resist the challenges of our future.” Michael Bowman, communication studies professor and Faculty Senate member, said the administration is “throwing the faculty a bone” with the formation of the task force because the decisions for the reorganization plan have already been made. “It’s not that the reorganization plan may not turn out to be a good thing,” Bowman said. “It’s a matter of being blind-sided by this.” Nominations for the task force are due to Merget by April 24.

By Thursday evening, 1,414 signatures were on the petition. The organization is also asking to meet with Gov. Bobby Jindal. “[Jindal] didn’t even return our calls, which is unusual because he was one of Levees.org’s earliest supporters,” Rosenthal said. Another New Orleans resident, Albert Camalizo, said he was protesting because he lost his home in Lakeview during Hurricane Katrina and felt like van Heerden’s findings shed light on the truth about why the city flooded. Since the protest was held in New Orleans, Levees.org is trying to coordinate a rally on the LSU’s main campus, Rosenthal said. Vince Pasquantonio, Levees.org legislative liaison and political science graduate student, said he wants to organize a rally in the next two weeks in Baton Rouge but is worried finals will hinder students from participating. But Pasquantonio said students do care about the issue. “We care about our name being out there,” Pasquantonio said. “And we don’t want to be seen as a University that silences it’s own [researchers].” Van Heerden was asked to research what went wrong in New Orleans and after he spoke honestly about his discoveries, the University

didn’t like his findings, Pasquantonio said. “Are faculty members going to chose not to say certain things?” he asked. “And is that going to make us a less productive research institution?”

Contact Kyle Bove at kbove@lsureveille.com

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inmate labor for food, the correctional officer’s time and supplies is $3.62, as compared to $15 per hour for the cost of an LSU employee on the job with supplies and services. A total budget of $100,000 is allocated each year to pay the officers, provide meals, fuel for transportation and purchase all the tools and supplies for the Inmate Labor Program. The total LSU labor equivalent cost is $725,497 per year. “Basically, for a small amount of money, we’re buying a large amount of work,” said Fred Fellner, Landscape Services assistant director. Each dollar spent on inmate labor is equivalent to $7.26 worth of labor, Fellner said in an e-mail. Three separate groups come to the University to help Landscape Services. IMPACT, a strict military bootcamp-based group of Elayn Hunt Correctional Center, comes to the University at least twice a week. The other group from Hunt works full time every day on South Campus, and the group from Dixon Correctional Institute works the second week of every month. IMPACT’s drill instructor said he could not comment on inmates because he was a state employee and also said inmates would not be available to comment on the pro-

PAGE 5 gram. Each crew, which consists of nine non-violent offenders, is supervised by a correctional officer as well as Landscape Services employees. Most of the inmates in the crews were arrested for drug-related crimes, according to Coltharp. “We do everything within our power, along with the correctional institutes, to assure that no one would ever have any situation where they would be placed in danger,” Coltharp said. “We only have the safety of the student in mind when we are out on the campus working.” Fellner said both of the correctional centers do strip searches before the inmates leave for work and when they come back. He said those procedures are handled internally by the correctional centers. “They are really nice guys who made some poor choices,” Coltharp said. “The best part is that it has given us the additional manpower to do the jobs that we wouldn’t be able to handle in a timely manner. It’s a good program for us.”

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Spring Fling Several weeks of trash talk has players hyped about Saturday’s intrasquad exhibition By Rachel Whittaker Sports Writer

“This game is more about offense vs. defense than team vs. team.” Chad Jones, LSU junior safety

The LSU football players have done plenty of trash talking leading up to Saturday’s annual spring game to cap off spring football practice — at least according to junior free safety Chad Jones. “It’s been going on all spring,” Jones said. “[Senior wide receiver] Chris Mitchell and I clown around all the time, and he’s never blocked me, so he’s always saying how he’s going to blindside me and all this stuff.” Jones and Mitchell are two members of the white team in Saturday’s scrimmage, consisting of the first-string and third-string players. The quarterbacks on the white team are sophomores Jordan Jefferson and Jarrett Lee, and freshmen Russell Shepard and Chris Garrett will be the offensive leaders on the purple team. “I’m looking forward to going against all the quarterbacks because each one of them has a different style,” Jones said. “This game is more about offense vs. defense than team vs. team.” Senior running backs Charles Scott and Keiland Williams will play on the white team, and Williams said everyone is eager to take the field and redeem themselves after a subpar 2008 season. “After the [Chick-fil-A Bowl] game last year, players were excited to get back into it and have that sense of urgency to show people we’re not the team we had SPRING, see page 11

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[Clockwise from top] Sophomore quarterback Jordan Jefferson throws the ball during practice Thursday. Junior cornerback Jai Eugene (4) is tackled by junior safety Chad Jones during drills. Freshman wide receiver Chris Tolliver (21) catches the ball during drills.

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GYMNASTICS

Tigers advance to second Super Six

By Andy Schwehm Sports Contributor

LSU coach D-D Breaux has laws for her gymnastics team. One of those laws is the law of holes: When a team finds itself in a hole, quit digging. The Tigers found themselves in a pretty deep hole after posting a 48.525 on the beam, their first event in the national prelims Thursday night. That score was their second worst score of the season on the event. But the ‘I’m going team dug itself of the hole to go out out to make it to the and try to Super Six for the end on a second-straight season by the high note.’ slimmest of margins, as the Ashleigh Clare-Kearney Tigers posted a LSU senior gymnast 196.300 to place third, a mere .075 better than Stanford. “We knew starting on beam, we would be shaky, and the worse case scenario happened,” Breaux said. “All that did was open the door for us to compete with reckless abandon, and we did just that.” The 196.300 was No. 4 LSU’s (24-7) worst performance since Feb. 27 against Arkansas when the team posted a 196.150 and was well below the team’s 196.760 regional qualifying score average. “Coming into it, we were a bit anxious, and starting on beam was like a double-whammy against us,” said LSU junior Susan Jackson, who finished fourth in the all-around SUPER SIX, see page 11

BASEBALL

Tigers hope to get redemption against Tennessee Volunteers swept LSU last season By Casey Gisclair Chief Sports Writer

LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri vividly remembers what happened the last time the Tigers played Tennessee. The Volunteers outscored the Tigers, 20-11, in the series, and LSU led for just one inning in the three games. “We went there last year and got swept,” Mainieri said. “That’s something that’s very fresh in our

minds.” 2007-2008 ballclubs. Mainieri hopes LSU can avenge But the Tigers’ last game was last season’s threearguably their worst game sweep when of the season — a the No. 1 Tigers 3-1 loss to Nicholls (27-10, 10-5) host State. the Volunteers (17LSU scratched 21, 3-12) in their out just four hits first Southeastern against eight ColoConference series at nels pitchers. Alex Box Stadium The bright spot Paul Mainieri in three weeks. for LSU offensively LSU baseball coach LSU comes was the continued into the game havhot hitting of junior ing won nine-straight Southeastern outfielder/designated hitter Blake Conference series, tying the all-time Dean, who was 2-for-4 on the night SEC record of nine-straight weekend REDEMPTION, see page 11 series, which is held by Vanderbilt’s

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LSU sophomore pitcher Ben Alsup warms up Wednesday night during the Tigers’ 3-1 loss to the Nicholls State in Alex Box Stadium.


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Tigers set to host No. 1 Florida at Tiger Park Teams LSU riding fourclose out game win streak season vs. Arkansas By David Helman Sports Writer

LSU softball coach Yvette Girouard has no illusions about this weekend’s visit from No. 1 Florida. “It’s hard to tell the kids that it’s just another series — that’s kind of coach speak,” Girouard said. “They know it’s not another series — this is the No. 1 team coming in. This is the team that won the [Southeastern Conference] last year and is running away with it now ... For me to say it’s just another game is silly.” The No. 18 Tigers (27-101, 10-6-1) enter the series on a four-game winning streak, including two straight conference wins against Arkansas. But winning streaks haven’t meant much to the Gators (43-3, 20-1) in the recent past. Florida dashed a 17-game LSU winning streak last season in Gainesville, Fla., outscoring the Tigers 15-1 in a three-game sweep. “This is what you come to LSU for and what you live for as an athlete,” Girouard said. “It’s the biggest game on the biggest stage.” Hitting will be crucial if the

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Sophomore pitcher Casey Faile throws a pitch Wednesday during LSU’s double header sweep against Southeastern Louisiana at Tiger Park.

Tigers are to have a successful outing this time around. LSU is 3-4-1 in its past three SEC series, but blasted Southeastern Louisiana for 17 runs and 23 hits in Wednesday night’s doubleheader sweep. “It’s time to get in the groove and come through in our primetime at bats,” said LSU sophomore designated player Ashley Applegate. “We’ve struggled with our hitting a lot ... but we’ve just got to stay focused and stay

confident.” The Tigers can take confidence knowing they’ve beaten two of the three teams which have defeated the Gators in Baylor and No. 7 Alabama. The Crimson Tide was favored to beat LSU in a doubleheader at Tiger Park, but the Tigers walked away with the sweep. “Not a lot of people gave us a chance against Alabama, and we beat them twice,” Girouard said. “Is Florida talented? Absolutely.

But if we play the way we’re capable of, I think we can give them a run for their money.” The LSU pitching staff will need a big weekend to hold off a Florida lineup that has a collective batting average of .325 and is averaging 6.5 runs per game to LSU’s 4.9. Sophomore pitcher Casey Faile threw a career-high eight strikeouts Wednesday night, while freshman pitcher Brittany Mack earned her 11th win of the season. Faile said the enthusiasm generated by sweeping Southeastern Louisiana will help the Tigers to a strong weekend performance. “I’ve been very pleased with Faile. She’s really come on in the last couple weeks, and it’s good to know we have that many arms,” Girouard said.” We’re working hard on being consistent, and that’s our problem.” The series starts LSU’s Super Tiger Weekend. Fans who show up for tomorrow’s 1 p.m. start will receive free T-shirts. “It’s definitely going to be a full stadium,” Faile said. “Florida’s a big team, and it’s going to be a challenge. It will be exciting to see all the people who come out.” Contact David Helman at dhelman@lsureveille.com

By Rachel Whittaker Sports Writer

The three seniors on the No. 31 LSU men’s tennis team will say goodbye to W.T. “Dub” Robinson Stadium in the Tigers’ final home match of the regular season Saturday against Arkansas. The LSU women’s tennis team will also play Arkansas in its final match of the regular season Saturday. The No. 22 Lady Tigers will travel to face the No. 14 Lady Razorbacks on the heels of a two-match losing streak against Ole Miss and Mississippi State last weekend. The Tigers are tied for fourth in the Southeastern Conference Western Division. The Lady Tigers hold sole possession of fourth in the SEC West. Contact Rachel Whittaker at rwhittaker@lsureveille.com

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friday, april 17, 2009 SUPER SIX, from page 7 Thursday. The Tigers counted a fall on the balance beam because both junior Summer Hubbard and senior Ashleigh Clare-Kearney fell on the apparatus, her fifth-straight on the beam. Clare-Kearney said she will start at the opposite end of the beam tonight. “I’m kind of at a loss of what to say,” Clare-Kearney said. “There is nothing more I can do, so I’m going to go out and try to end on a high note.” LSU then rebounded to post a 49.200 and a 49.450 on the floor

SPRING, from page 7 last season,” Williams said. “We want to come out and be better and make sure we don’t have another 8-5 season. We have to show our energy.” Williams said each of LSU’s quarterbacks has a unique situation, yet he said they all “have a really good feel for each other.” “Last year Jarrett just got thrown into the fire, and Jordan came on toward the end of the season,” Williams said. “They’re both pushing each other, which is going to make them both better. Russell came in, and as a quarterback he has to learn what everybody on the offense has to do. With his athletic ability he’s in good shape; he just has to continue learning the offense.” LSU coach Les Miles said the game will consist of about 120 plays in addition to special teams drills. “We’ll require certain special teams snaps, and when I feel like we’ve had enough of those, I’ll go right to the play,” Miles said. “We’ll put the ball down on the 30- or 40[yard line], whatever appears to be

REDEMPTION, from page 7 and has gone 10-for-25 in LSU’s past six games with 14 RBI to get out of his early-season slump. Dean said he has made it a point to have more fun the rest of the season after putting a lot of pressure on himself early in the year. “It made me angry not producing the way I’d like to,” he said. “But it’s a game at the end of the day, and I can’t let it affect my life and how I go about my business.” Mainieri said he expects Dean to be a driving force for LSU’s offense the remainder of the season. “I feel very good about the way he’s coming along,” Mainieri said. “That kid is way too good of a hitter to stay in a slump for the whole season.” Dean said he hopes to add to his lofty numbers this weekend to get revenge against the Volunteers’ sweep last season. “We all remember the way we played against Tennessee last season,” he said. “We want to go out there this weekend and have a much more inspired performance.” The good news for LSU hitters is the Volunteers rank No. 11 in the SEC in team pitching with a 5.82 team ERA. Juniors Aaron Tullo and Nick Hernandez and senior Ty’Relle Harris are expected to start the weekend on the mound for Tennessee. The trio has a 7-10 record on the season with a combined ERA above 5.00. LSU will counter Tennessee’s struggling pitching with the SEC’s

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and vault, respectively. Jackson and Clare-Kearney tied for the vault title with a 9.95, while Clare-Kearney placed second on the floor (9.90). “I was really upset after beam, but D-D, [floor assistant] Jewel [Fourrier] and [assistant coach] Bob [Moore] told me to put it in the past,” Clare-Kearney said. “After I had my pity party, I realized we still had a chance to make it to the Super Six.” The team finished up on the bars with another scare as sophomore Staci Schwitkis started the rotation with a fall. The rest of the team stayed on the apparatus en route to posting a 49.125.

Four other Southeastern Conference schools — Georgia and Florida in the first session and Alabama and Arkansas in the second — joined LSU in the Super Six by placing first and second, respectively, in their respective sessions of the national prelims. UCLA rounds out the six teams. The Tigers will compete in the Super Six later this afternoon at 6 p.m., where they placed fifth last year. Individual competition will take place Saturday night at 6 p.m.

the natural spot, and we’ll run it from there.” Miles said the goal of the spring game is for veterans to establish themselves and younger players to rise to the occasion in a game-like atmosphere. “You want everybody to play well,” Miles said. “A key piece is no injuries, but you also want to see young guys step forward and make plays, see veterans who will lead more, and see what it will feel like on game days.” Senior defensive end Rahim Alem will join his brother Jones on the white team, along with senior linebacker Perry Riley and junior Kelvin Sheppard, and defensive linemen Charles Alexander, Drake Nevis and Al Woods. Sophomore safety Ron Brooks highlights the purple team’s defense, along with seniors Chris Hawkins and Danny McCray. Brooks has converted from cornerback to safety in the spring, and Jones said the he is amazed at the progress of one of the youngest members of the secondary. “Ron Brooks is coming along

real good,” Jones said. “We’ve got respect for him in the move from cornerback to safety. He’s a little man with a big heart.” Jones said this year’s spring game should have a fresh look to it, and he predicted a strong showing from the LSU defense as a whole. “It’s always a rivalry the three years I’ve been here,” Jones said. “The offense always wants to crush the defense, and the defense always wants to crush the offense. I think the defense is gonna get the offense this time.”

fourth-best team ERA. Sophomore Anthony Ranaudo and senior Louis Coleman anchor the Tigers pitching staff that has an SEC-best 386 strikeouts on the season, 34 more than the second-best team in the league. Mainieri said he plans to start Ranaudo on Friday night and Coleman on Saturday if he does not pitch in relief Friday. Sophomore Austin Ross will get the start Sunday. Mainieri said regardless of Liles’

injury, the Tigers will face a team that is better than they’ve shown so far this season. “They have a much better team than their record indicates,” Mainieri said. “They’re playing a lot better, and we’ve got a tremendous challenge on our hands and we’d better be ready for it.”

Contact Andy Schwehm at aschwehm@lsureveille.com

CHAD JONES BACK TO BASEBALL NEXT WEEK Jones said he will return to the LSU baseball team Monday, and he hopes to travel with the team to Metairie for the Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic against Louisiana-Lafayette. “I talked to Coach [Paul] Mainieri, and I should make that trip if I make the travel roster,” Jones said. Contact Rachel Whittaker at rwhittaker@lsureveille.com

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Legislative efforts attempt to help University, state With budget cuts dominating campus news, and with students, faculty, and administrators scrambling to find the best way to deal with the greatly reduced funds, it’s tempting to lose sight of the reason the cuts are so catastrophic in the first place. Of the state’s $9.7 million budget, only $4.4 million is vulnerable to cuts — and most of this money

goes to higher education and health care. This uneven distribution is a result of the arcane Constitutional processes for allocating state funds. Certain programs have dedicated sources of funding while others have protections against being cut. This situation is obviously unfair, and the University is suffering

greatly as a result. Luckily, state leaders are trying to reform the process. Governor Jindal has announced his support for Senate Bills 1 and 2, sponsored by Senate President Joel Chaisson, D-St. Charles.  The bills would allow for more money to be cut from other programs within the budget, which translates into less painful cuts to

higher education and health care. Even though these bills will do nothing to fix our current problems, we support Jindal and Chaisson’s efforts.  These bills will make great strides toward creating a balanced method of distributing funds in the future.  Though the bills will inevitably face opposition from representatives of the other sectors that will

be made more vulnerable to cuts, we believe that the governor and the legislature can and will place a high enough priority on them to ensure their passage — for the good of higher education and the state. 

Contact the Editorial Board at editor@lsureveille.com

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The wait is over – thanks to new ‘potty parity’ laws Females experience discrimination on several fronts. They make an average of 75 cents for every dollar men make and are heavily underrepresented in government. But there is one kind of discrimination many don’t realize, even those women experiencing it. This discrimination comes in the form of bathroom lines. All women know going to the bathroom in public places means waiting in line. For all the guys who don’t know about this issue, ask any friendly female, and she will tell you: Women are often well practiced in the art of hovering over the toilet seat or the art of making toilet paper seat covers. Some women have even trained their bladders for high endurance holding. These bathroom lines can range from waiting for the next open stall to waiting in a line that flows out of the bathroom. Airports, sports are-

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Reorganization plan unrightfully rushed I would like to thank Kyle Bove of The Daily Reveille for his coverage of the farcically titled “Vistas of Reorganization” meeting held April 14 to discuss proposed changes to the organizational structure of the University. Bove points out the slapdash nature of the procedure that Merget and Martin have followed in their attempt to remake LSU in some image. Merget is quoted as saying, “We have to start somewhere.” However, this plan is presented as being a done deal,

nas and movie theaters are places where women expect a long line to take a leak. God forbid if someone has the runs. It’s easy to see why the women’s bathroom line is so long. Women must secure themselves into stalls, shed clothing and properly clean themselves before leaving the cubical — taking twice the amount of time men do. Because of the persistent wait to use the restroom, women are more likely to get urinary-tract infections — which ironically make the need to use the restroom more urgent. But waiting in line for the bathroom may become a thing of the past. About half the states and some separate cities now have laws dictating the ratio of women’s restroom fixtures to be higher than men’s. Nicknamed “potty parity” laws,

they insist on equal wait times for men and women’s bathrooms. New York City passed a “potty parity” law in 2005 requiring all new and significantly renovated public buildings to have two women’s toilet fixtures for every men’s fixture attribution. The law is finally coming to fruition. The new Yankee Stadium and Isabel Blum Citi Field have Columnist ordered a combined 15,00 toilet fixtures to increase their restrooms, and both are following the two-to-one ratio. Chicago’s Soldier Field went too far with it’s women-to-men toilet ratio. Men started finding themselves in the unusual predicament of waiting in line. Some men

immaturely showed their frustration by cutting the line or entering through exits. Yankee Stadium and other expanding arenas are huge successes for the “potty parity” movement, but it’s not enough. Similar toilet ratios should be issued nationally. Something along the lines of “Potty Police” should be responsible for random bathroom checks. Items like toilet paper, paper towels and soap can be checked for availability. Wait time can be recorded along with the percent of lockable stalls and general cleanliness. The University would benefit from this kind of service. At least one ladies restroom on campus has no waste bin for feminine sanitary products. It’s disgusting, not to mention embarrassing, to carry a used tampon outside the stall. There are also small lines in most centrally located bathrooms

at the University, which may cause girls to be late for class. Alternative urinating apparatuses are available. These apparatuses are usually funnel shaped and fit into an unzipped fly for easy excretion of waste while standing. This is good for a dirty toilet but doesn’t magically send the user to the front of the bathroom line. The opportunity to correct inequality is here. It’s time for women to make a stand against gender discrimination. Demand equal bathroom waiting times.

rather than a starting point for discussion. This plan was seemingly developed in smoke-filled back rooms and sprung, Athena-like, fully formed from Merget’s head to the meeting without any public comment of note. This, of course, brings us back to the farce of a title given the meeting in Merget’s broadcast e-mail. By definition, a “vista” is “a distant view or prospect.” This plan however, is something near and present rather than far off, and Merget is trying, with the help of Martin, to ram it down everyone’s throat with the pressure of a false deadline. Like many other power grabs in history, Merget and Martin are using the cover of crisis to pressure for adoption of their plan without careful, reasoned review. The problem

is, however, that Martin admits this crisis pressure is not real, at least as regards reorganization along this model. Bove states, “Martin said these structural changes aren’t part of an attempt to save money in the face of [budget cuts].” By Martin’s own admission, reorganization and budget cuts are only tangentially connected. Why, then, is this plan being rushed through before the legislative session? By creating an artificial connection between the real crisis of budget cuts and the invented one of reorganization, Martin is playing up his own agenda. Further, beyond the presenters’ and framers’ inconsistencies, the plan itself is poorly thought through and self-contradictory. If the stated aim is the furtherance of that famous buzzword “Flagship

Agenda,” this plan is really no plan at all. Martin’s words in reference to going before the legislature with this plan — “whether we’re right or wrong in this particular moment” — are telling. Would it not be more convincing to the legislature to say the university has initiated a wellreasoned process rather than, “Hey, here’s something we threw together to have something to show you”? I take offense to the careless approach taken to certain aspects of the plan. For instance, a “College of Education and ‘Whatever,’” as Merget so deftly put in during the meeting, smacks of being a catchall for “all that stuff we couldn’t figure out a place for before we sprung this on you.” Merget continued establishing the hasty and arbitrary nature

of her plan by saying the School of Music would remain independent because of its national prominence, which I support. However, when confronted with the information that the best, “Flagship” Library and Information Science programs in the country retained their nimble independence, rather than being lumped under “whatever,” Merget offered no comment as to why one renowned program was treated one way, and a program striving to be one of the best in the nation was denied similar consideration. I was dismissed with a merely a wave. I took my leave.

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EDITORIAL POLICIES & PROCEDURES The Daily Reveille (USPS 145-800) is written, edited and produced solely by students of Louisiana State University. The Daily Reveille is an independent entity within the Manship School of Mass Communication. Signed opinions are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the editor, paper or University. Letters submitted for publication should be sent via e-mail to opinion@lsureveille.com or delivered to B-26 Hodges Hall. They must be 400 words or less. Letters must have a contact phone number so the opinion editor can verify the author. The phone number won’t be printed. The Daily Reveille reserves the right to edit letters and guest columns for space consideration without changing the original intent. The Daily Reveille also reserves the right to reject any letter without notification of the author. Writers must include their full names and phone numbers. The Daily Reveille’s editor-in-chief, hired every semester by the Louisiana State University Media Board, has final authority on all editorial decisions.

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Should college-age couples wait to get married? This week’s question focuses more on personal advice. Should college-age couples get married, or should they wait for graduation? We asked Reveille opinion columnists what they thought.

Matthew Albright Marriage is a colossal decision, one that should definitely not be taken lightly. Too many marriages are made with too little forethought, as evidenced by the obscenely high divorce rates our nation displays. Sharing your life with anybody is a huge responsibility that requires work, commitment and patience. College can be a highly stressful, tiring and time-consuming experience, and any couple that is pondering marriage should take this into account. Can a spouse come home from a full schedule of classes — not to mention a job — and have either the time or the energy to make the relationship work? In addition, the vast majority of divorces occur because of money problems — and what kind of person

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Housing column gives students faulty advice As an associate realtor in the State of Louisiana dealing primarily with the University housing market, your article concerning this market intrigued me. You warn, “Students considering buying should be cautious to avoid the housing market’s hidden landmines.” What are these landmines? I would like to know because it would help me advise my clients. The most difficult part of the purchasing process is getting a loan. The rates are extremely low, now at 5 percent. And there is an $8,000 tax credit to anyone who purchases a home for the first time. However, the further below 720 an applicant’s credit score is, the harder it will be to gain approval for the loan and the higher the rate will be. The easiest way to get around the 720 mark is to give the loan company at least a 20 percent down payment on the house. That’s about $25,000 on a less expensive apartment. If an applicant can meet these requirements, most loan companies will not give a loan to someone unless the monthly payment is less than 30 percent of the monthly income. The majority of students I know couldn’t get loan themselves with these restrictions. However, with the financial support of a student’s parents, a loan could be easier to secure.

has to worry more about money than a college student? This isn’t to say that it’s utterly foolish for students to get married, especially considering the ever-increasing length of college careers. But the decision to take on the additional pressures of marriage during an already stressful environment should definitely not be made without serious consideration.

Isabel Blum Students considering marriage should wait until after receiving a bachelor’s degree. College students, as a whole, have not had enough life experience to take on the responsibilities of marriage. The ability to work together on finances, residence upkeep and, if applicable, child care takes a lot of work and patience. The divorce rate among teen marriages is extremely high. This is because teens often marry to gain independence from their parents, keep their partners faithful or because of pregnancy.

As far as renting and buying goes, ask anyone who rents an apartment now; that money is gone. If you owned the place you lived in, you could make that money back and then some in 4 or 5 years when you move out. This is the first year in recent history that prices have not continued to increase at the same rate as they have in the past. That’s the great thing about living in this area; there will always be a huge demand for housing. And at the very least, the homeowner will break even on the place he or she bought. My advice to anyone looking to buy: make sure you can afford the monthly payments for as long as you plan on living in the home. Next time you want to advise students on how they should spend their money, why don’t you actually talk to someone who is at least in the industry?

These aren’t reasons to rush into a serious commitment. If a couple is truly serious about their engagement, neither will have left the other when graduation rolls around. The ceremony of marriage won’t have left either. College should be a time to experience life. Try new things, meet new people, and think about how you want your life to go. Marriage needs to be taken seriously — not for granted. Don’t get married in college.

Daniel Lumetta The answer to this question is always situational. Students considering marriage during their college years should first understand the change from single life to marriage may complicate the transition from college life to professional life. Naomi Rockler-Gladen, owner and publisher of Suite101, an independent online magazine, offers relevant advice: Students must be sure not to

to prevent it. A disc is not the same as a book. Yes, a disc can have more features like video and sound from Tiger TV and KLSU, but who wants a yearbook in disc form? I don’t and I’m certainly not going to pay $50 for a book that my student fees helped to pay for. Discs get scratched and lost extremely easily. Books, on the other hand, are timeless. And how long before technology makes discs a thing of the past like the rarely (if ever) used floppy disks and VHS tapes? A

marry for the wrong reasons, and must also be sure their intended futures are aligned — and in this case, sincerity is central to the discussion. When considering their future together, couples must reflect on a multitude of issues including location, career and financial ambition, family life and the role religion will play, and especially what sacrifices both are willing to make with regard to their own quality of life to ensure their partner’s satisfaction. College students who sincerely love each other and have considered everything that a future of married life entails should seek to marry as quickly as possible.

Combined incomes will make college life much easier, but other benefits include a constant emotional companion and the mitigation of sexual complications. Marriage inevitably alleviates the sexual frustration and temptation that most, if not all, college students face. A faithful marriage can mean the abnormally high sexual drive present during college years can be kept under control and make other outside pressures more bearable. Sexual passion should never be the sole reason to pursue marriage but can help call attention to other more pressing issues, including school and job expectations.

The Daily Reveille is hiring students for the summer and fall semesters. The testing and application session is Thursday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Journalism Building’s Holliday Forum.

Available positions include: news, sports, opinion and entertainment writers, copy editors, designers, photographers, videographers, graphic designers and radio announcers and reporters.

For more information, call the newsroom at 578-4810 or visit B-16 Hodges Hall. book is tangible and the Gumbo is a coffee table essential. Many people just casually flip through the Gumbo if they see it laying around somewhere. I know people who still look at their parents’ Gumbos from the ‘70s. I highly doubt they would have even seen the Gumbo if it had been on disc. If the yearbook goes to a disc I’ll probably look at it once, I won’t buy the book, and I will be incredibly disappointed. In another decade or so the economy may go to hell again and we’ll just get rid of the Gumbo

all together. “The Gumbo yearbook has chronicled each year in the life of Louisiana State University in photographs and in words since 1900. Only one year, the 1918-1919 school year, was missed, when wartime pressures caused the cancellation of the book,” according to www.lsugumbo. com. Next year is LSU’s 150th anniversary. Is this really a time to quit on one of its greatest traditions? Robin Carubba psychology sophomore

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Releasing Gumbo as multimedia disc is bad idea Rumor has it that the Gumbo could be moving to a multimedia disc next year. The discs would be free, but you would have to pay somewhere around $50 if you wanted an actual printed book. This is the worst idea I’ve ever heard, and something should be done

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S TROUBES CHOPHOUSE DOWNTOWN 107 Third Street. Now Taking Applications for the following: Wait Staff, Bartenders, and Host. Pleas pick applications at Stroubes or Capital City Grill Downtown. ST. ALOYSIUS School Aftercare 20092010 School year - 3:30-5:30. Sharon or Jan. 225.383.3871. SMILING FACES NEEDED!! River Road Day Care is looking for smiling faces to work full time M-F. Also taking applications for Summer Camp Counselors. 225.336.9030 PAR T - T I M E O F F I C E C L E R K / C O U R I E R Small law firm located at entrance to CCLA seeking a part-time Office Clerk/Courier. Must work a minimum of 20-24 hours per week.. Position available immediately. Duties to include, errands, computer work, (Excel, MS Word, WordPerfect), accounting, and other office duties. Fax Resume to (225) 208-1080, or e-mail to katie@jlaw.net. PARKVIEW BAPTIS T PRESCHOOL Preschool Teachers needed flex days no degree required 293-9447 P / T N ANNY Provide part-time childcare for elementary/ middle school age children. Childcare exp. reqd. $9-$10/ hr 225.803.3372 NOW HIRING FOR SUMMER & FALL! Child Care Center near LSU now hiring for Summer and Fall Semesters. Afternoon Teachers needed 2:30-5:30 Mon-Fri. 225.766.1159 N E W R E S T AU R A N T C O N C E P T coming to Baton Rouge looking for 20 motivated trainers in both FOH and BOH. Call or send info to coyoteblues2@gmail.com. Visit our website at coyotebluesrest.com. 225.329.2055 NEED HELP CONTROLLING HUNGER? The purpose of this study is to determine if a breakfast drink made with a natural product will help reduce hunger and prevent overeating. Looking for females aged 18-50. Earn up to $120. Call NOW 225.763.3000 MEDICAL Physical Therapy Tech needed for Brusly and Plaquemine. Fax Resume 225-791-3549 LIFEGUARDS Lifeguards needed at all (7) branch locations of the YMCA. Certification classes available. We will train you! Flex schedules & fun atmosphere. Be part of our Y family! Apply in person at any YMCA or contact Toni at (225) 924-3606. L AWN & L ANDSCAPE company currently interviewing for two openings for lawn crew starting mid -May. Paid weekly. Email mchol@cox.net or call 225-2260126 now for interview. K O T O N O W H I R I N G F O R R E L O C AT I O N Hiring all positions. Flexible schedule. Apply within. 225.924.1980 I M M E D I A TE NEED!!! PT & FT Sales Associates & Licensed Massage Therapists. Email resumes to clinic0378@massageenvy.com or fill out an application at 2561 Citiplace Ct. 225.922.7000 FRONT DESK ATTENDANT S P / T Enthusiastic team players with customer

service and computer skills; problem-solving; flex schedules, evenings and weekends; FREE membership. Apply in person to: C. B. Pennington, Jr. YMCA, 15550 Old Hammond Hwy. BR, LA 70810 or call Rachel @ 272-9622. EARN EXTR A MONEY Students needed ASAP Earn up to $150 per day being a mystery shopper No Experience Required Call 1-800-722-4791 DO YOU S TRUGGLE with body image concerns (concerns about your body size and/ or shape)?Would you like to participate in a new treatment program for body image concerns’To qualify for screening, you must be:Female21-45 Years of ageNot experienced eating disorder symptoms in the past year.Call 225.763.0939 or 225.763.3004 225.763.2660 COUNTER CLERK

FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2009 part time, flexible hours, great for students Welsh’s Cleaners Bluebonnet location and Perkins Rd. at College Dr. location apply in person or call 225-921-6660 BABYSITTER NEEDED Looking for responsible female to care for a newborn baby on occasion as babysitting needs arise. Seeking someone we can establish an ongoing relationship with. Very good baby boy. We live in Riverbend, close to LSU. Good pay! Call 225.767.4627 ATTENTION S TUDENT S Earn Xtra $$$ part-time and valuable marketing experience for THE ADVOCATE... please send resume to bardenron@yahoo.com or call our office to schedule an interview now (225) 922-4297!!! AR AMARK @ DOW CHEMICAL looking for friendly faces. Cook, Grill, Deli, & Utility. P/T AM or PM hrs. Apply at Dow Visitor Center, Plaquemine.


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FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2009 A N I M A L H E AT L H C L I N I C Mature, self motivated, reliable, and eager to learn individual needed for PT work at a well established veterinary clinic. Must be able to work as a team player and have good communication skills with co-wokers and clients. Experience not necessary; however, must be able to learn and apply knowledge to real life quickly. 225.924.1353 AN OUTGOING S TUDENT n e e d e d t o w o r k on Satur days at a premier 3D/4D ultra s o u n d f a c i l i t y. G r e a t a t m o s p h e r e a n d pay star ting @ $8 per hour! Call 225.769.0000 !BAR TENDING! Up to $300/Day. No Experience Necessary. Training Provided. Age 18+ OK 1-800-965-6520 xt127 FOR SALE 3/3 CONDO AT L SU CAMPUS Gated: 3/3 1700SF $206,000 Almost New. The Gates At Brightside. 1.5 from campus. Income producing while your student lives free. 407-353-0564 Susan G ATES AT B R I G H T SIDE 2BR/2BA All appliances Incl. Bus route. REDUCED! $169,900, call Daniel 225.328.5076 CONDO FOR S ALE - $102,500 Walking distance to LSU. 2 BR 1 BA. Gated with POOL! 225.252.2335 ICCESSORIZE is looking for dependable and energetic sales associates at the Mall of La. Must be available to work weekends and/or some week day shifts. Please call Eddie @ 225.572.2127 FOR RENT AWESOME PAD 1BR, 1BA, ALL UTILS., CBL+WIFI INCL. BUS RT. $895/ mo +dep. BRYAN 225.235.3607 SUMMER GROVE CONDOS Reserve your unit now for Summer/Fall ’09. 2bed/2 bath - $1,200 2bed/2.5 bath - $1,300 3bed/3.5 bath - $1,650 See our website for more details! www.deanflores.com Dean Flores Real Estate 9191 Siegen Lane Ste 4-B Baton Rouge, LA 70810 225.767.2227 S T O R E Y OUR S T U F F Student Special - Get 1st Month FREE. Climate Control of LA Self Storage. 3147 College Dr. just past the RR tracks. Enter thru College Creek Shopping Center. Various sizes, covered loading, video recorded surveillance and alarms, 24/7 access. 24/7 service with our Insomniac machine (rent a unit, make a payment, buy a lock) - very cool. We Love Students. We also have Budget Rent-a-Car and Rent-a-Truck. 225.927-8070 A R L I N G T O N T R AC E Reserve yours now for Summer/Fall ’09. 2bed/2.5 bath - $1,300/monthly 3bed/3.5 bath - $1,650/monthly All appliances included. Dean Flores Real Estate 225.767.2227 PRE-LEASING FOR SUMMER & FA L L LSU Tigerland: Studio,1 & 2 Bdr. wood floors, pool, & laundry $465-$695 225-766-7224 GR AD/ L AW/ VET students - House in quiet neighborhood close to campus. 3 BR/2BA, hardwood floors, A/ C, dishwasher, disposal, w/d, fenced backyard. $1300 per month. 757-8766 FOR RENT NEW TWO BEDROOM TWO BATH CONDO;

RENT IS $1,100.00 PER MONTH; 9 FT. CEILINGS, CERAMIC TILE FLOORING, ALL APPLIANCES INCLUDING WASHER/ DRYER IN UNIT; CONVENIENT TO CAMPUS, INTERSTATE AND SHOPPING 225.413.9800 FOR RENT 3br/2bth $350/mth 5 min to LSU 281.216.2532 LOOKING FOR ROOMMATES 3 story condo off of brightside, need two male roommates for fall/spring semesters, $400/month. Call to set up an interview or walkthrough. 318.418.0191 *L A K E B E A U P R E ’ T O W N H O M E S * Reserve your place now for Summer/ Fall ’09. 2br/2.5b - $1300/ mo. 3br/3.5b - $1650/ mo. Featuring Clubhouse with Pool, Tennis Court, Gym. All Appliances Included. Dean Flores Real Estate 225.767.2227 TIGER MANOR CONDOMINIUMS. U N I T S R E A D Y F O R S P R I N G & F ALL 2009! Brand new 1, 2, & 3 bedrooms available. R e s e r v e y o u r u n i t t o d a y ! Wa l k t o c l a s s ! 3000 July St. 225-346-5055. www . t i g e r manor.com Location. Location. Location... Star t Living. CHARMING 3BR/1BA HOUSE in beautiful Garden District. Walking distance to LSU lakes. Wood floors, alarm system. 1625/mo. Available June 1st. Call Johnny 225-931-2878 JEFFERSON HIGHWAY CONDO. Gated and secure Nesser Gardens. 2BR/2BA, second-floor porch, wooden min-blinds, front-loading washer/ dryer, granite countertops and laminate wood floors. Call Scott at 225-933-9730. Requires: oneyear lease, $1200 deposit, $1200/ mo. rent, and no pets or smokers. 225.933.9730 3BD3BA L A K E B E A U P R E T O W N H O M E

Avail in August. Perfect location. $575 plus ulti 713.248.9107 WALK TO L SU 1 and 2 BR FLATS and TH, pool, laundry center. University View Apartments on West Parker. Call Hannah 767-2678. NO PETS. 1-2 BED APT. $450-550/ month, hot water, sewer included, call Wang 225278-6622 or 225.278.6621 3 BR. 3 br. 2ba. house for rent. 777 Hadley, Meadowbend Subd. Avail. June 1st. $1200. mo. $500. deposit. Call 985-688-2757 985.688.2757 ROOMMATES NEED A PL ACE FOR THE SUMMER? luxury master bedroom private bath W&D near campus $400 318.614.5971 $400 ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED ROOMMATE-WANTED TO SHARE HUGE-3BR3BATH-HOUSE WITH MALE. EXCLUSIVE AREA-CONGRESS-PERKINS. HIGHSPEEDNET-CABLE-ALARM-WASHER-DRYERLARGE-YARD-GATED. GREAT FOR ENTERTAINMENT-LSU.225.772.2506 ROOM IN GOOD house. W&D, alarm, etc. No lease needed. $260 + shared utilities. $250 dep. 225.921.1209 PERSONALS LOOKING TO MEET COLLEGE GIRL S 6’3 brown-haired, blue-eyed male looking for girl to have fun and hang out with. Have to love music and getting a bit crazy at times. Email winn_tiger@hotmail.com TIM LOVES DEEPA CALLING ALL DOTA PL AYERS Interested in league play/inhouses/scrims,

PAGE 15 i’m looking to gauge interest / organize a local league etc. If interested, reply via email to: mcstaplez@gmail.com

and I’m pretty intelligent and caring. So if there are any freckled redhead girls out there who like to meet a muscular Italian guy, email me at TheGoon6@hotmail.com

HEY! You always seem to be walking to your car as I am walking to class. Last week you actually waved at me (I think it was at me!). This has been going on for quite a few weeks, but we both get “surprised” looks on our faces every time we see each other. Say “Hey!” next time we pass.

D E N I M D A N D E S I R E S D ATE Looking for a girl who’s not scared of a little denim. I’ll be at Reggie’s in my jean jacket and dark denims on the stage, sippin on a cranberry vodka. Love it or leave it baby 504.256.7534

WEREWOLVES ARE HOTTER Cute and funny wolfboy sick of the vampires getting all the ladies. I’m warm AND cuddly. Shoot me a line at wolfmanlovin@yahoo.com Ahhwooo!! LOOKING FOR MY MATCH to fill the little opening in the jumbeled sock drawer of my heart. White female who is into snake charming, chainsaws & sealing envelopes with hot wax. Seeking male companion with high ACT score, high cheekbones and high self esteem. No Weirdos PLEASE! allthegoodonesweretaken666@yahoo.com I FR AT HARD ALL DAY AND NIGHT One thing a frat cant get me is love. Unless Love is a passed out sorority chick, i’ll take that too BTW. Come frat hard with me (polo shirt included)...ffazio1@lsu.edu LOOKING TO SCORE?!?! Fun, smart, cute blonde babe about to graduate... Looking for involved, soccerplaying male grad-student... Only wanting a quick fling before I move away in the Fall! Come play with me! anchorchelsea@gmail.com I NEED A FRECKLY REDHEAD GIRL I am in love with redheads and their freckles, and I just can’t seem to find any; it’s a problem! I have a great sense of humor,

L SU GUY Looking for love in all the wrong places. Finally decided to put this up here. I’m 22 going to graduate next May. I need a sweet girl who is content being herself. I like movies, going out to dinner, traveling, and of course LSU Football. Tigerlovin22@gmail.com SEEKING CHARITABLE, outdoor loving individual. Must love animals and the occasional hiking or camping trip. Drop me a message at HighpointingForAmerica.org I WANT TO BE YOUR DERIVATIVE so I can lie tangent to your curves. Nerdy ndn chick seeking an intelligent and attractive conversationalist. Ladies only, please—I’m tired of natural logs approaching the asymptote. sheenyinabottle@hotmail.com SEARCHING 4 SOULMATE 20yo Asian guy seeking masculine guy 18-23 to date. Races open. I’m a sweetheart! tigerboy1988@gmail.com MISCELLANEOUS HILIGHT SPECIAL Salon Chateau inc. is offering $20 off full Highlights with Faith Duncon call 225757-0303visit at www.salonchateauinc.com


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