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Volume 114, Issue 4


Thursday, August 27, 2009


Agenda includes budget approval

By Ryan Buxton Staff Writer

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[From left to right] University students campaign in Free Speech Alley during Student Government elections in 1965. A student hands out anti-war fliers in 1972. Then-University student Ted Schirmer attracts a crowd while making his views publicly known in 1976. Brother Jed debates with a student about faith in 1983.

Free Speech Alley rich with history, creating legacy for student discourse, debates By Ryan Buxton Staff Writer

University students are familiar with the cornerstones of Free Speech Alley — buzzing tables of student organizations passing out flyers, the easy demeanor of the kind man offering “Jesus Talk” and the violent messages of damnation from the

Consuming Fire Fellowship. But there was a new sight in the Alley Wednesday. The newest addition to the Free Speech Alley community is The Vieux at LSU. Sponsored by the Student Activities Board, it will serve as a place for students to come together and exchange ideas on issues like the economy and health care, said Sheela

Chockalingam, chair of the SAB Ideas and Issues Committee. Though Chockalingam said it wasn’t her intention, the program’s format as an organized discussion, rather than the freefor-all promotion that takes place in the Alley today — similar to the original intention when the first group of students spoke there in 1964.

IN THE BEGINNING When Free Speech Alley began, it took place in an actual alley between the Union book store and theatre, said Jeff Duhe, a 1988 University alumnus who became moderator of the Alley during his time. “Cruelly and ironically, the ALLEY, see page 18

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[From left to right] Various organizations try to grab the attention of students Wednesday in Free Speech Alley. A University student grabs a granola bar in Free Speech Alley. A crowd gathers while a speaker gives money away for answering trivia questions. Masses of students walk through Free Speech Alley.

The LSU Board of Supervisors will hold its August meeting today to discuss approval of the LSU System’s $3.5 billion budget proposal. The budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year includes spending cuts totaling more than $71 million for LSU institutions across the state. These cuts — the outcome of a 19.1 percent reduction in state funding — include 69 layoffs and the elimination of 420 vacant positions, according to a Board news release. Also up for review is capital outlay for the next five years, which includes $661 million in projects like renovations and new construction. Some of the higher-profile projects include a $63 million new residence hall, a $38 million building for the College of Engineering, $36 million in renovations in the east wing of Laville Honors College and $42 million for a new math and lecture hall. Also among the capital outlay needs is $30 million for a new parking facility, which will be built across Highland Road from the Student Union. The new facility will feature a 62,000-square foot BUDGET, see page 18


Two students launch online textbook exchange Site allows students to compare book prices By Mary Walker Baus Staff Writer

Two University students have invented a cure for expensive textbook woes. Hunter Thompson and David Allain recently launched, a new Web site for Baton Rouge college students to sell and buy used textbooks. “Basically, it’s an online textbook

exchange [and] a price comparison service, too,” said Thompson, business administration senior. “We were tired of the whole process. There should always be a direct student exchange.” is in “Craigslist” format and compares textbook prices with other online bookstores, such as Amazon, eBay, Barnes and Noble and Books-A-Million. Thompson said the Web site does not compare prices with local bookstores like the Co-Op Bookstore or Chimes Textbook Exchange. “We would love to get the Co-Op and CTX’s prices up on the Web site,”

Thompson said in an e-mail to The Daily Reveille. “Right now, the larger online companies have data feeds that are already set up for an application such as ours. We would just need to work out some of the technical issues, and those companies would also have to be willing to do it.” Thompson said their goal and initial mission is to make as much possible information about textbook prices available for students. “We were fed up with ... the difficulty of the whole bookstore scene in general,” MARKET, see page 18

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Biology junior David Allain, left, and business senior Hunter Thompson discuss their Web site,


Thursday, AUGUST 27, 2009

Nation & World



Police: Iraqui forces recover stolen Picasso painting

Speculative list of successors for Sen. Kennedy is lengthy

BAGHDAD (AP) — Special forces have recovered a stolen Picasso and arrested a man planning to sell the painting during a raid of his house in southern Iraq, Iraqi police said Wednesday. The painting, “The Naked Woman,” apparently had been looted from Kuwait during Saddam Hussein’s 1990 invasion.

BOSTON (AP) — For the first time in nearly half a century, Massachusetts voters will be handed ballots for the U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Edward Kennedy without his name on them. The long list of potential candidates to replace him in the seat once held by President John F. Kennedy includes congressmen, former prosecutors and, perhaps, one of Edward Kennedy’s nephews. Kennedy’s death leaves little mourning time for the dozen or more Senate hopefuls who face a five-month dash to election day.

Mexico’s new drug use law worries US law enforcement MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico now has one of the world’s most liberal laws for drug users after eliminating jail time for small amounts of marijuana, cocaine and even heroin, LSD and methamphetamine. Stunned police on the U.S. side of the border say the law contradicts President Felipe Calderon’s drug war, and some fear it could make Mexico a destination for drug-fueled spring breaks and tourism.

Experts: NASA budget not enough for another moon landing WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA will test the powerful first stage of its new Ares moon rocket Thursday, a milestone in a program that has already spent $7 billion for a rocket that astronauts may never use. When that first stage is tested,

it will be mounted horizontally. The engine will fire, shake and make lots of noise. But by design, it will not leave the ground. The same could be said for NASA’s plans to go to the moon, Mars or beyond Earth orbit. It’s not so much a physical challenge for engineers as it is a financial challenge for budgeteers. Court: Federal investigators wrong to seize MLB drug list SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An appeals court ruled Wednesday that federal agents were wrong to seize the infamous drug list and samples of 104 Major League Baseball players who allegedly tested positive for performanceenhancing drugs in 2003. In a 9-2 vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with three lower court judges who chastised investigators who had a warrant for only 10 drug test results as part of the BALCO investigation into Barry Bonds and others.


Hope, reality collide in postKatrina New Orleans

Louisiana down 9,500 non-farm jobs over year

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Shelia Phillips doesn’t see the New Orleans that Mayor Ray Nagin talks about, the one on its way to having just as many people and a more diverse economy than it did before Hurricane Katrina. How could she? From the front porch of her house in the devastated Lower 9th Ward, it’s hard to see past the vegetation slowly swallowing the property across the way. Nearby homes are boarded up or still bear the fading tattoos left by search and rescue teams nearly four years ago. The fence around a playground a few blocks down is padlocked. “I just want to see people again,” she said recently, swatting bugs in the muggy heat. On paper, the city’s economy appears to be thriving, with relatively low unemployment, foreclosure and bankruptcy rates. But in post-Katrina New Orleans, residents’ perceptions of their city’s recovery tends to depend on where they live, their vantage point of it.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s non-farm work force fell by 9,500 jobs from July 2008 to July 2009 — a drop slowed by more government jobs — as the state’s overall job picture remained better than its national counterpart, the Louisiana Workforce Commission reported Wednesday. The job ranks also dropped by 17,200 from June.


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SG Senate holds first meeting of fall semester Members pass bill to restructure committees By Xerxes A. Wilson Staff Writer

The Student Government Senate held its first meeting of the fall semester and first meeting in their new Senate Chamber on Wednesday. “We are just excited about the new chambers and hoping to get more students to come to the meetings because this is a place where they can come voice their opinions,” said SG Senate Speaker Tyler Martin. Members of the executive staff gave a summer report and informed the Senate of various initiatives they are working on. “The night route is what I am most proud of,” SG President Stuart Watkins said. “That night route stopped students from getting in their cars and driving under the influence. Executive staff Director of Athletics Melissa Hart told the Senate Watkins is working with the Athletic Department to finalize the exact monetary amount of the cheaper concessions in Tiger Stadium for students who use their Tiger Cards. Executive staff Assistant Director of Academics Krista Allen announced the executive staff would work with Auxiliary Services and the Tiger card office to try to create a system for

free bluebooks in vending machines. Allen also said the executive staff would work with University officials on a mobile Moodle system along with negotiating deadweek and “W” policies. Executive staff Director of Transportation Noah Miller recapped information about the new bus service and said the majority of the complaints have been because of slow buses. Miller also said he is working with First Transit on the possibility of a shuttle transporting students to the airport in Baton Rouge and possibly New Orleans during the holiday season. The Senate passed Senate Bill 1, which changed the number of standing committees of the Senate from six to seven committees. “The main change was the Academic, Athletics and Administration committee was split into two separate committees for Academics and Athletics,” said Sen. Andy Palermo, University Center for Advising and Counseling. “In the past there had been one committee with a catchy name, but now the two committees are separate so they can be more specific.” The bill also created the Campus, Services and Development committee which oversees matters regarding housing, transportation, construction, University technology and faculty planning. “This [bill] is to stream-

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Melissa Hart, SG director of athletics, addresses the student government Wednesday about LSU sports issues during their first meeting of the fall semester in the new Senate Chambers.

line everything and make every committee more efficient,” said Sen. Drew Prestridge, College of Arts and Sciences. The Senate appointed Sen. Brooksie Bonvillain, Manship School of Mass Communication, as the new Speaker Pro-Tempore. Contact Xerxes A. Wilson at


State cuts funding from complex Increased student fee offsets reduction By Steven Powell Contributing Writer

The University Recreational Complex lost $380,000 in state funding because of the 2009-2010 University budget cuts. However, Melissa Longino, Recreational Services associate director, said the UREC was able to absorb the cut in funding. “Luckily, we run mostly on student fees and money we generate ourselves, like non-student memberships and intramural leagues,” she said. Longino said the lost funding was still a significant amount of money despite a recently passed fee increase. “The state funding was a small sliver of our budget,” she said. “But it’s still going to cause a few problems to lose it.” Longino said the UREC staff is working diligently to raise money to cover costs, instead of just relying on fees. “Like in any business, we have two options: cut expenses or make more money,” said Jeff Campbell, Auxiliary Services associate director. Campbell said all other auxiliary services — like the Student Union and Student Health Center


‘We have two options: cut expenses or make more money.’ Jeff Campbell

Auxiliary Services associate director

— are also sustained through student fees and self-generated money. This semester, students are paying more money for the UREC because of a fee increase passed April 22. The UREC increased its student operational fee from $45 a

semester to $77 a semester, Longino said. The UREC has not raised fees since 2002, despite increased operational costs because of inflation, a minimum wage increase for student workers, increased utility costs and increased personnel, Longino said. “When operation costs continue to increase but funding stays the same, it puts us in a really bad situation, just like any other business,” she said. Despite an increase in fees, Longino said the UREC may decrease the fee by $10 a semester for the 2011-2012 fiscal year, because UREC officials plan to have the FUNDING, see page 17



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Union conducts ‘Name This Space’ campaign for lounge Breakfast served to support efforts By Steven Powell Contributing Writer

Students who want to be heard and take part in the Student Union renovations have a chance to voice their opinions. Union officials are taking name suggestions for the new downstairs lounge — temporarily named the Live Oak Lounge — for the Name this Space campaign. The campaign — which began during the spring semester — will run until this Friday, said Ellen John, Student Union assistant marketing director. She said students can submit multiple names through their PAWS account. The Union hosted a free breakfast Wednesday morning from 8:30 to 10:30, compliments of LSU Dining Services and Einstein Bros.

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Jason Arroyave, mechanical engineering junior, casts his vote for the name of the new lounge Wednesday in the basement of the Student Union.

Bagels, to give students a chance to submit a name and inform students of the campaign. John said students who submitted names during the breakfast were entered into a drawing to receive a free flash drive. The Union marketing team offered students the

same opportunity last Friday, during Tigers After Ten’s Late Night, she said. After Friday’s deadline for name submissions, the Union Board will narrow the list down to the best five names and allow students to vote for their favorite, John

said. She said voting will take place Sept. 8-11. Though she does not have the exact number, John said Name this Space is seeing success. “We’ve received tons of submissions,” she said. “It’s increasing daily.” After the voting is closed, the winning name will be submitted to the chancellor for approval, John said. Once approved, she said the winning name will be released during the grand opening celebration Sept. 23. “We’re excited to see what name students choose,” she said. “We think this is a fun promotion. The Union is for the students and all about the students, so what better way to show that than by letting the students choose the name?” Student Union Director Shirley Plakidas said it’s important to let the students choose the name. “We want to make a point that this space is student created; using student fees,” she said. “We want the students to have a sense of own-

ership of the Union.” Plakidas said she wants to stress that the lounge is for students to enjoy and she is eager to see how it evolves. “I like the fact that students get to choose the name,” said Sara Maxwell, food science junior. “It allows for creativity instead of just being named after some guy we don’t know.” Maxwell said she has not submitted a name, but plans to submit the name “Mike V Manor,” because he is the mascot she grew up with. James Buckley, history freshman, said he submitted a name during the breakfast, but wants his suggestion to remain secret. “I’m glad they’re letting us choose a name,” he said. “It allows us to customize it to ourselves.”

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‘Bayou Farewell’ author discusses Katrina, book Tidwell warns about disappearing coast By Kristen M’lissa Rowlett Contributing Writer

Mike Tidwell asked a crowd of about 1,000 University students to bow their heads in silence to remember those affected by Hurricane Katrina on the eve of its fourth anniversary. “We are all New Orleanians … Lower Manhattan, 20 to 30 years from now will have to live behind levees due to global warming,” he

said. Tidwell, author of “Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana’s Cajun Coast,” spoke of the importance of coastal sustainability at the Honors College’s first convocation on Wednesday night. The real tragedy of Hurricane Katrina was it could have been prevented, Tidwell said. Tidwell predicted a hurricane to devastate the coastline in his book, which was published in 2003. Another problem is the media’s choice to blame the BAYOU, see page 17





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Defense to rely on versatile LBs By Jonathan Schexnayder Sports Contributor

LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis isn’t going to give his linebackers much rest this season. Chavis, in his first year with the Tigers, will rely heavily on the linebackers throughout entire possessions in the new scheme he has implemented, a change from the constant rotating the linebackers did under former co-coordinators Bradley Dale Peveto and Doug Mallory. “We are not going to be changing every down,” Chavis said. “We want linebackers that can play every down.” Chavis moved senior Harry Coleman, the Tigers’ leading tackler last season at safety, to linebacker to provide the defense with more versatility. “He gives the flexibility in our scheme to play our base defense or nickel defense without changing personnel,” he said. “You look for a hybrid-type guy that can go out and play physical enough to play the position but also skilled enough that when we do ask him to cover, he can.” Although Coleman played safety his first three seasons for the Tigers, he is familiar with linebacker. The 6-foot-2-inch 206 pounder played during his high school days at West St. Mary High School in Baldwin. “[Chavis] worked with me one-on-one coming from safety to linebacker,” he said. “The transition LINEBACKER, see page 19





Former safety makes the switch to linebacker

Harry Coleman’s bone crush- “His attitude is the attitude you’re ing hits will continue for the LSU looking for in terms of having a football team — just at a new posi- team concept.” Chavis said he wants to have tion. The former starting strong as many linebackers as possible in safety, who led LSU with 71 tack- a rotation, keeping them fresh for les last year, will suit up at strong- the speed they will see from SEC offenses. side linebacker this fall. Coleman’s addition to the The decision to switch the 6-foot-2-inch, 206-pound senior linebacker corps will now allow to linebacker was junior Kelvin By Sean Isabella made to provide Sheppard to see Sports Contributor depth and versatilmore action at ity to a defense that his natural midfinished No. 9 in the Southeastern dle linebacker position. Conference in yards allowed per “It provides us with a lot game. more depth,” said Sheppard, who “When you have a guy like finished second to Coleman with him that can play every down, it 64 tackles. “If we get tired, like gives you the flexibility that you Chief [Chavis] tells us all the time, don’t have to make substitutions,” tap on your helmet and we’ll get said first-year defensive coordina- somebody else in there until you can go.” tor John Chavis. Since learning of his position LSU coach Les Miles said Coleman could see situational time change in the spring, Coleman has at safety throughout the season but made a smooth transition to linereiterated Coleman will start at backer. He showed he grasped his linebacker. “He is a starter for us. We’re new position Aug. 15 in LSU’s certainly going to get him on the first scrimmage, where he recorded four tackles and a sack. field,” he said. Coleman said his safety backWhen Chavis talked to Coleman near the end of spring practice ground has taught him to constantabout the possibility of a switch to ly be aware of both the run and linebacker, Coleman embraced the pass, but now has a new thought idea with open arms. process. GRANT GUTIERREZ / The Daily Reveille “It’s pretty much knowledge “He’s willing to do whatever he needs to do to make this team LSU senior linebacker Harry Coleman blocks an Alabama player on Nov 8. in Tiger Stadium. as good as it can be,” Chavis said. COLEMAN, see page 19 Coach Les Miles said Coleman could see time during the season as a safety.


‘Coach Stud’ balances business and friendship OL head entering third year at LSU By Michael Lambert Sports Contributor

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LSU offensive line coach Greg Studrawa watches practice with freshman offensive lineman Chris Faulk on Aug. 14th. The third-year coach is close to the players.

The friendly rivalry between offensive line coach Greg Studrawa and senior left tackle Ciron Black is an on-and-off-the-field spectacle. “Coach Stud,” as his players call him, can be found tearing into the fourth-year starter on a hot summer practice in mid-August. But the battle moves from the green grass of the practice field to the green cloth of Studrawa’s pool

table for a game of eight ball. The 6-foot-5-inch, 325-pound lineman would prevail against the average opponent, but he is no match for the intimidating former Bowling Green offensive tackle. “I always win,” Studrawa said. “He can’t beat me, and that really frustrates him. He’s used to winning at everything, and he can’t win at that.” Studrawa takes the time to get to know his players beyond the typical player-coach relationship that takes place on the field. “I’m going to be involved in every aspect of their life,” Studrawa said. “I want to be as close to them as if they were my sons. I can push

them and motivate them and make them better because they trust me.” Studrawa has earned a reputation for having a loud, aggressive nature during practice, but he is also known as a comedian by the players and coaches when the pressures of coaching for a Southeastern Conference team subside. “His sense of humor keeps you thinking and going,” said offensive coordinator Gary Crowton. “He’s the kind of guy who at one minute he’s ripping you, and the next minute he’s making you laugh.” Studrawa invites the offensive line to his house a few times every STUD, see page 19



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New coach Haley brings high expectations to defense Defensive line looks to Sept. 5 kick-off By Katherine Terrell Sports Contributor

Brick Haley has quite the challenge ahead of him. The first-year LSU defensive line coach has to replace five linemen from last season’s playing rotation. Gone is defensive end Tyson Jackson, the third overall pick in the

2008 NFL Draft, along with defensive end Kirston Pittman, defensive tackle Ricky Jean-Francois, defensive tackle Marlon Favorite and defensive end Tremaine Johnson. But even with the losses, Haley still has some experienced linemen returning this season. Senior defensive linemen Rahim Alem, Charles Alexander and Al Woods all return after racking up a combined 64 tackles last season. Junior defensive tackle Drake Nevis also returns after playing in 11 games last season with 16 tackles.

“Those guys have been around,” Haley said. “They understand and know what LSU’s all about. And since I’ve been here they’ve done nothing but exemplify that.” Haley comes to LSU after a two-year stint as the Chicago Bears defensive line coach. Prior to his NFL stint, Haley also coached in the Southeastern Conference at Mississippi State. LSU’s first-year defensive line coach said the transition back to the college game hasn’t been too difficult for him.

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Sam Montgomery, freshman defensive end, runs drills in summer practice. The Tigers lost five top linemen from last season.

“Everything has been great,” Haley said of coming back to college. “Being here at LSU is a total different atmosphere, and I’m very fortunate to be a part of that, happy to be a part of that. But coming back, I think football is football … NFL, high school — it doesn’t matter.” Haley has large obstacles to overcome as the LSU defensive line had some trouble last season, allowing opponents to rush for more than 110 yards per game. Alem said Haley and new defensive coordinator John Chavis run a simpler defense than former co-coordinators Doug Mallory and Bradley Dale Peveto, allowing players to catch on quickly. “It’s easier to play in this defense,” Alem said. “You know once you catch on, your responsibility is real simple. You don’t have a lot of things to worry about. You just go.” Chavis comes from Tennessee and has 31 years of coaching experience — 20 of which have come in the SEC. Under Chavis, the Vols defense consistently ranked among the best in the SEC, ranking in the league’s top four in total defense 10 times in 14 seasons. “I like coach Chavis,” Nevis said. “He brings experience. He’s very enthusiastic and comes with a lot of energy.” Alexander has also been a fan of Chavis’ style of defense. “I love his aggressive style of

defense,” Alexander said. “We have a lot of great packages to put in. I think we’ll be a force to be reckoned with.” Alexander is back for his sixth and final year after being granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA. He started eight games last season, the most of any returning LSU defensive lineman. Even with the lack of experience, Alexander said the LSU defensive line will turn some heads this season. “We’re going to surprise people when Sept. 5 comes around,” said Alexander. “They’re going to really see how well the LSU defensive line plays.” Alexander said the more defensive linemen the team has ready to play — particularly freshmen — the better it is for the whole defensive line. “I’m really impressed with freshman Josh Downs,” Alexander said. “He can help us up front, be that swing guy on tackle.” LSU coach Les Miles has singled out Downs several times when talking about the defensive line. “Josh Downs from Bastrop just has such a high motor,” Miles said. “He works so hard.”

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Cutrera looking to fill big shoes as LB Senior likely to start despite absences By Chris Branch Sports Contributor

Jacob Cutrera has been waiting. The senior linebacker has waited three seasons for a starting role. He’s sat behind former Tigers and current NFL players Darry Beckwith and Ali Highsmith on the depth chart. Now Cutrera will likely get his chance in 2009 — if he can ever get to practice. Cutrera missed numerous practices this fall because of an undisclosed injury. LSU coach Les Miles said he expects Cutrera to be back on the field today. “It’s just smart to hold him out,” Miles said. “He’s a veteran and doesn’t necessarily need the work.” Despite never being “the man” at linebacker, Cutrera has been instrumental in LSU’s past defensive success with 54 tackles the past two seasons. The Lafayette native came to Baton Rouge as a four-star recruit with high expectations. He did not disappoint. Cutrera saw the field in 11 games his freshman season, racking up 37 tackles en route to being named a third-team Freshman All-American by the Sporting News. Expectations soared after the stellar freshman effort. He was supposed to challenge for a starting job. He was supposed to become “the man.” It didn’t happen. Cutrera played in 12 games, including two starts, in his sophomore campaign in 2007. He amassed 21 tackles along with a national championship ring. Cutrera does not regret his experience as a backup, though. He said although he did learn from Highsmith, Beckwith was his main mentor. “I played behind him,” Cutrera said of Beckwith, now a member of the San Diego Chargers. “He was a great role model for me. He led the team with his playing ability and everybody loved him. That’s how I want to go down too.” The 6-foot-4-inch, 236-pound Cutrera took an expanded role last season, playing in all 13 games and starting twice in place of the injured Beckwith. He finished with 33 tackles. Cutrera said the experience

gained from his starts this past season has been invaluable in his preparation for the upcoming one. “It was fun getting in the mix like that,” Cutrera said. “I was getting great game experience, and I felt like if something did happen to somebody I could fill that role, and it would be like Darry never left.” As the Tigers come to the brink of a new season, Cutrera has stepped into a leadership role in the linebacker corps and, for that matter, the entire defensive unit. “There’s something about a guy that fights like heck to play,” Miles said. “Now is his year, and I think he’s had the kind of summer and early camp that would give you the impression that he’s looking forward to it.” New defensive coordinator John Chavis said Cutrera has “outstanding maturity.” “He is a leader for us. There’s no question about that,” Chavis said. “He’s been able to pick up our scheme really well.” Chavis, in his first year at LSU after serving 14 seasons as defensive coordinator at Tennessee under former Vols coach Philip Fulmer, runs a defense similar to what LSU ran under former defensive coordinator Bo Pelini. “It’s a base 4-3. It’s not that much different from what we used to do, just a few tweaks here and there,” Cutrera said. “Coach Chavis likes to bring the blitz a lot.” One difference between the Pelini-led Tiger defenses and Chavis’ scheme is third-down strategy. Unlike previous defenses, Chavis prefers not to rotate dime and nickel packages, leaving three linebackers on the field, which means more playing time for Cutrera. “Linebackers don’t like getting off the field, so it’s a plus,” Cutrera said. “When he believes in it, it gives us a lot more confidence.” Cutrera also believes Chavis

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Senior linebacker Jacob Cutrera rejoins the huddle after a play Sept. 20 against Auburn. He will likely start despite practice absences.

is the right man to bring back the defensive toughness lacking from last year’s disappointing 8-5 squad. LSU allowed 24.4 points per game under co-defensive coordinators Bradley Dale Peveto and Doug Mallory. Both men left the program after the season. Peveto and Mallory were tabbed by Les Miles to continue running Pelini’s defense after he left for Nebraska. The duo was unable to uphold LSU’s pedigree for dominant defense. “That’s not us,” Cutrera said of the 2008 defense. “That’s not our style of play. You could really tell in the spring and summer workouts and what carried into the fall. The intensity level, the fire, the desire these guys have in practice is unbelievable.” Cutrera still figures to take one of the starting positions at linebacker if he gets healthy before the season opener Sept. 5 against Washington. But the coaches aren’t letting him off easy. “There is competition [at linebacker],” Chavis said. “It’s making him better. He looks forward to that challenge. He knows he’s going to be pushed. As long as he’s being pushed we’ll get the best from him, but I think we’d get it anyway.” Cutrera is keeping a cool head as well.

“Nothing is set in stone,” Cutrera said. “You have to compete everyday. Anything can happen. These younger guys have to be ready. For injuries or anything. It’s up for grabs, really.” Overall, Cutrera is simply looking forward to his senior season. “It is special for me,” Cutrera

said. “It is my last year. I’m trying to make the best of it. I’m just excited with how this thing is going right now.”

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Upcoming weeks pivotal for Saints wide receiver Arrington Bad health plagued sophomore player By Brett Martel The Associated Press

METAIRIE (AP) — Adrian Arrington announced his long-awaited return to good health with a spectacular, twisting 47-yard catch in the New Orleans Saints’ second preseason game last weekend. If he can make it through a second exhibition this Saturday at Oakland, he’ll have reached uncharted territory — he appeared in only one preseason game as a rookie in 2008. “He’s been so unhealthy,” Saints wide receivers coach Curtis Johnson began. “We’ve just got to see more of him and feel comfortable that he’s going to be here all year.” With no picks left in the seventh round of the 2008 draft, the Saints traded their sixth-round pick in this year’s draft to Green Bay in order to take Arrington, who’d turned pro after making 67 catches for 882 yards and eight touchdowns in his junior season at Michigan. The 6-foot-3, 192-pound receiver might have been drafted higher if not for an arrest following a fight with his girlfriend (misdemeanor domestic violence

charges were eventually dropped), as well as his suspension by thenMichigan coach Lloyd Carr during 2007 spring practice. However, Saints assistant coach Terry Malone, a former Michigan assistant, had recruited Arrington to the Wolverines and urged the Saints to take him. Johnson thought Arrington was a better pro prospect than Michigan receiver Mario Manningham, who was selected by the New York Giants late in the third round of the same draft. Soon after joining the Saints, Arrington drew praise for how quickly he learned plays and for his sure hands catching the ball. In the Saints’ 2008 preseason opener, Arrington had two catches for 46 yards, including a 33-yarder, and recovered a teammates’ fumble to sustain an eventual scoring drive. Yet, he came away from the game with a dislocated big left toe. The injury required surgery and sidelined Arrington for his entire rookie season. The good news for him was that the Saints placed him on injured reserve, meaning they had no interest in getting rid of him any time soon. “From what I saw last year in training camp, he would have been one of the guys to line up for us (during the regular season) if he was healthy,” Johnson said, noting that Arrington’s chance likely would have come while Marques

BILL HABER / The Associated Press

Saints wide receiver Adrian Arrington makes a catch Aug. 10 during practice in Metairie.

Colston and then-Saints receiver David Patten were out with injuries. “I’ve seen him make catches in traffic, catches down field, short catches,” Johnson added. “He has no fear.” Arrington said he used his time off the field last year to study not just the play book, but also game film of other Saints receivers, learning every receiver position. “That’s a big thing that I’ve got going for myself,” Arrington

said. “I can play all the positions, so if a guy goes down in a certain position, I think I can come in and fill that spot.” However, he had another setback this summer when he pulled his left hamstring. His participation in the first two weeks of training camp was limited, and he sat out the first preseason game. He began practicing fully again last week and performed well in the Saints’ 38-14 victory over the Texans last Saturday night. He had three catches for 77

yards, with his first two receptions going for 6 and 24 yards. On his third catch, he made a late adjustment on Mark Brunell’s deep pass to let a defender slide by him, then jumped while twisting to face the ball for a long gain to the Houston 2-yard line. What made the play even more impressive to Johnson was that Arrington was roughed up and thrown to the ground by a defender on the previous play. “He has no conscience, so he didn’t feel anything,” Johnson said. “He just got up and made another play.” Arrington knows he needs to show more of that during the next two weeks if he wants to gain the trust of the coaching staff and stick around. He added that while he might be able to bounce back with another club if the Saints cut him, he’d prefer to play in New Orleans’ prolific offense, catching passes from Drew Brees. “I wouldn’t want to be any other place,” Arrington said. “Being a wide receiver, of course I’d want to be in an offense that loves to throw the football. And with Drew, he doesn’t really look at just one guy. He spreads the football out a lot.”

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Over the Hill



Artists to perform at Back to School Bash By Ben Bourgeois Entertainment Writer

REMEMBERING WOODSTOCK While many students were not alive to witness Woodstock, a slew of memorabilia and other media exists to commemorate what many believe defined a generation. A director’s cut of the concert footage was released June 9, and original Woodstock producer Michael Lang released a memoir and remastered concert CD on June 30. The History Channel also began airing a documentary, “Woodstock: Now & Then,” Aug. 17 and Ang Lee’s comedy “Taking Woodstock” was released in select cities yesterday. Though the anniversary led to the release of much nostalgic media, Lang told Rolling Stone fans won’t be getting a full-fledged reunion concert because of a lack of sponsors.

Students already feeling the stress of the new semester have an opportunity to see live music this evening on the LSU Parade Ground. The Student Activities Board is hosting its Back to School Bash at 6 p.m. today featuring live music from funk and R&B artist Space Capone. SAB President Allen Womble said the ‘We have a band should be good fit to get good time astudents exwhen we’re cited about the up there, new semester. goand I think ing to“It’s be a cool it translates night in terms of funky muto the Womble crowd.’ sic,” said. “It’ll get Aaron Capone people back in that groove of lead singer things.” Lead singer Aaron “Space” Capone said students can expect a vibrant show from his selfnamed band. “It’s hard for you guys not to move,” he said. “It’s going to be a blast.” Though Space Capone is just starting to play on college campuses, Capone said he is confident people will enjoy it. “Historically funk has always been party music,” he said. “We always have a good time when we’re up there, and I think it translates to the crowd.” Neil Dahlgren, band manager for Space Capone, said

WOODSTOCK, see page 14

BASH, see page 16

CRAIG RUTTLE / The Associated Press

Levon Helm and the Levon Helm band performs during the Heroes of Woodstock concert Aug. 15 in Bethel, N.Y., for the 40th anniversary of Woodstock.

[of the ‘60s] were.”

Woodstock promoter releases memoirs By Ben Bourgeois Entertainment Writer

From hearing Jimi Hendrix’s historic rendition of “The StarSpangled Banner” to jamming with The Who at 4 a.m., 400,000 concertgoers saw it all at Woodstock. Last weekend marked the 40th anniversary of the original 1969 concert. With a diverse lineup, including Sly and the Family Stone, Santana and Janis Joplin, an entire generation expressed feelings through music at Woodstock. Charles Shindo, who teaches popular music and American culture at the University, said the festival was advertised as “Three Days of Peace and Music” but lacked blatant political intentions.

graphic by CAITLYN CONDON / The Daily


“It wasn’t an overt political thing; you don’t have speeches on the war,” he said. “It was a group expression of ideas,” he said. “People were expressing their lifestyle — drug use, casual sex, their appearances.” Woodstock was held in the midst of a large counterculture movement

among the younger generation and backlash against the Vietnam War, but the festival did not have any real political significance, Shindo said. “It’s not like this brought attention to those [political] ideas,” he said. “Its main significance is that it expresses their ideals, but it shows you how unsuccessful those ideals


N.O. movement pushes for election of Brad Pitt Actor isn’t currently eligible to run for mayor By Jake Clapp Entertainment Writer

He defied time as the reverse-aging Benjamin Button and then opposed the Third Reich as an Inglourious Basterd, but now Brad Pitt may have a new challenge: potential mayor of New Orleans. Starting out as a tongue-in-cheek joke among a few New Orleans residents, a new movement advocating Pitt’s election as

mayor of New Orleans in 2010 has been flamed into an internationally recognized campaign. The 45-year-old actor stated on the “Today Show” that, if elected, he would serve as mayor, but he also claims he doesn’t have a chance running on a platform that supports gay rights, no religion and the legalization and taxation of marijuana. Despite his doubts and the reality that Pitt isn’t eligible to run because he is not an official New Orleans resident — barring a change in the New Orleans city charter — the Brad Pitt for Mayor movement shows no signs of slowing down.

The campaign started last winter as a result of a discussion between Tulane University history professor Dr. Thomas Bayer and a group of friends and colleagues about the current political situation in New Orleans. As a joke, Bayer suggested Pitt should be the next mayor. The idea stuck, and Bayer decided to run with it. “Here is a man who is sincerely committed to the city,” Bayer said. “More than once he has gotten dirty working for the people of New Orleans. So I thought, ‘Why not have him be the next mayor?’” PITT, see page 14

ADAM VACCARELLA / The Daily Reveille

A “Brad Pitt for Mayor” T-shirt is displayed at the entrance of Storyville on Tuesday. The T-shirts have recently gained popularity.



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Former University students open men’s boutique By Emily Slack Entertainment Writer

MEGAN J. WILLIAMS / The Daily Reveille

Aristocracy owner Leah Gray (right) and employee Ashley Thomas (left) dress a mannequin in their new boutique, Aristocracy, on Wednesday afternoon.

The sounds of MGMT’s “Weekend Wars” play over the sleek and shiny surfaces of a modern new men’s clothing boutique. A large sign bearing the logo of the store reads “Aristocracy: Clothing for the People.” Aristocracy — located in Towne Center — will host its grand opening party Friday, celebrating its arrival in Baton Rouge as one of few exclusively men’s clothing boutiques in the area. Aristocracy is owned by former University student Leah Gray and managed by former University student Mark Warner. Several of Gray’s employees also attended the University or are current students majoring in apparel design or merchandising. Gray and Warner are opening Aristocracy with the same idea of providing men with clothing and accessories that are normally found in larger metropolitan areas and stores like Neiman Marcus and Barney’s New York. “Our goal is to let all guys know that now they have a place where they can find a one-of-a-kind, servicebased, boutique shopping experience and find clothes that are unique and are current in fashion trends,” Gray said in a news release. “We plan to offer brands that guys would shop for in New Orleans, Houston or Dal-

las here to Baton Rouge.” Aristocracy is a partner of Style Lab, a men’s boutique originating in New Orleans. Gray decided to open Aristocracy this year after three years of associating with the owners of Style Lab.

“There is a great reception by the area to offer men something they couldn’t find in the mall,” Warner said. The market for fashionable ARISTOCRACY, see page 16



Reveille Ranks


Ursa Major



Warner Bros. Records

Third Eye Blind


Inglourious Basterds Universal Pictures

While many of the alternative, post-grunge bands of the mid-’90s are either broken up or barely staying relevant, Third Eye Blind is releasing its highest-charting album of the group’s career. Ursa Major, which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, is the band’s first release in six years and was definitely worth the wait. Abandoning much of the heavier tones of 2003’s Out of the Vein, the band sticks to the pop hooks that landed them airplay in the first place.

On MuteMath’s sophomore album, “Armistice,” the band begins a movement toward a more mainstream sound, while still retaining its signature synth-laden sound. The band really shines on tracks like “Spotlight” and “Backfire.” “Armistice” proves to be a more mainstream audiencefriendly. The band tends to get repetitive about halfway through the album but manages to pull the energy back up with “Electrify.” MuteMath manages to just barely avoid the sophomore slump on “Armistice”.

Brad Pitt is a Basterd. At least as the Nazi-scalping, thick-accented, vengeful hillbilly “Aldo the Apache”, he is. Tarantino delivers a movie that perfectly combines bloody action, suspense, wit, humor and a lot of dying Nazis with a style that is at once unique to Tarantino but completely true to the gruesomeness and outrageousness of ’70s exploitation film. “Inglourious Basterds” is definitely one of the best films of the summer, if not the year.

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Shaka Rock Jet

Five Seven Music

Matisyahu continues to prove his musical worth with “Light”, his third studio album. Matisyahu sticks to his reggae roots but takes a step outside his comfort zone with an emphasis on computer effects and a more hip-hop lean to some tracks. Matisyahu hits on more guitar-heavy tracks like “Darkness Into Light” and takes an acoustic turn in “Silence.” “One Day” is the crowd pleaser on this album, but “We Will Walk” and “Smash Lies” are highlights.

Amazing acting, a thrilling plot and Oscar nominations were not expected to come from “Bandslam,” a teen movie starring Disney sensations Vanessa Hudgens and Alyson Michalka — and this movie full-heartedly met these expectations. The movie is typical: the teens face great odds to compete in a competition. This left little room for surprises. However, “Bandslam” is charming and smart with its somewhat easy-to-relate-to characters, snide humor and, dare I say rockin’, soundtrack.

The rockers from down under are back with a vengeance, or maybe not. With their newest effort “Shaka Rock,” Jet tries to once again bring the in-your-face attitude that was sorely missing from their sophomore effort “Shine On.” However, this attitude only lasts for half of the album. While early tracks like “She’s a Genius” and “Black Hearts” are each full of adrenaline and have high-powered choruses, the end of the record contains nothing remarkable and ultimately becomes boring.




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Plucker’s Wing Bar

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CACRC Back to School Blow-out

Need a computer or other electronics for great sale prices? Come check out the CACRC back to school blow out! Friday August 28 from 9AM-3PM at 800 St. Philip St. For more info call 225-379-3577 or visit

Fred’s Bar

Ladies Night: Free Drinks 8-10, No cover for girls until 12 $2.50 Bud Select and Michelob Ultra Red Bull added FREE to any drink $1.50 shots 12-2, $5 Absolut Drinks ALL NIGHT


$4 Tall Wells Saturday Night: Ivan Neville and Dumpstafunk with The Lee Boys


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PAGE 14 WOODSTOCK, from page 9

Even though most are done with sincere intentions, attempts to recreate the historic concert cannot capture the original Woodstock, Shindo said. “The concert’s gained a mystic ability now; other attempts to recreate that have failed,” he said. “What made it unique was the innocence they had going into it, and you can’t get that back.” The idea that the concert was spontaneous or destined to fail has contributed to the “mythical” view of the concert being something that could never happen again, Shindo said. “The belief that it was spontaneous even though it was organized created the myth that it was organic,” he said. “That’s impossible — you can’t spontaneously chopper musicians onto the stage.” Lang and other promoters commemorated the original festival in

PITT, from page 9

Bayer soon printed several “Brad Pitt for Mayor” T-shirts to wear around the city to gauge people’s reactions and wrote a list of 13 reasons why Pitt should be elected to post online. Bayer’s shirt idea gained local support and was picked up by Storyville clothing store in June and redesigned to sell. News outlets slowly began to pick up on the story, and the Brad Pitt for Mayor movement came into the national and international spotlight, in part because of the success


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1994 and 1999 for its 25th and 30th anniversaries, respectively. Even though they could not replicate the “magic” of the original concert, Lang said he is proud of the acts that came support the cause. “You have to keep in mind that neither one of these were trying to recreate Woodstock but [instead were] celebrations of the festival’s 25th anniversary,” Lang told “The 25th was wonderful in that we had a bridge of some of the original acts of Woodstock and acts that were more contemporary and cutting edge.” The original Woodstock is remembered as a peaceful gathering of an enormous amount of people without any notable incidents of fights or damages. But the 30th anniversary concert in 1999 was considered disastrous because of numerous bonfires and fights. “There were a couple hundred kids who were hell-bent on causing problems,” Lang said.

FESTIVALS TODAY Many large festivals today attempt to recreate some of the characteristics of Woodstock, Lang said. “Modern festivals such as Bonnaroo and Coachella are very much modeled after Woodstock,” Lang told “They do it well, and they have learned a lot from us.” Though nothing can compare to Woodstock’s size, festivals today are no stranger to managing chaos. Stephen Rehage, New Orleans Voodoo Fest founder and producer, said putting on the festival less than three months after Hurricane Katrina was nearly impossible. “That year we did the free show, [and] it was 32,000 people,” Rehage said. “It was complete chaos — we did the event for free 59 days after the levees broke; some bands slept in a sleeping bag.” But Rehage said he still appreciates what happened at Woodstock.

“There’s situations like Woodstock where the crowd takes over,” he said. Some students enjoy many of the national festivals like Bonnaroo and Coachella but think they lack much of the magic Woodstock had. Jean Paul Caron, history senior, said he tries to attend a major festival every summer but thinks its impossible to replicate Woodstock. “Woodstock wasn’t very commercialized at all; now [at festivals] they have Sony Playstation tents where you can try out new games,” Festivals since Woodstock have also sometimes been the sites of violence and riots. The Altamont Speedway Free Festival, held the year after Woodstock in 1970 and considered to be the “Woodstock of the West,” became infamous for the numerous fights and eventual homicide. “The Grateful Dead didn’t even go on because they heard of people getting stabbed and even musicians

getting stabbed,” Shindo said.

of the Storyville T-shirt. “The shirt’s been selling really well, and it’s exciting,” said Elizabeth Harvey, Storyville co-owner and the shirt’s designer. “It started as more of a joke, but it has turned into something plausible.” While the shirt has been selling and support has been growing, Pitt’s potential as a solid political contender is still being disputed. “With someone like a Brad Pitt, with high visibility, it’s easy to project a lot of desires on to them,” said Kirby Goidel, mass communication and political science professor. “He has done a lot of good and has

high name recognition, but he is not known in a political sense.” Pitt’s charity work has benefited New Orleans greatly in the recent years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the area, but some are not sure if this is enough for a mayoral bid. “Who wouldn’t want to see Brad Pitt in the office every day?” said Dyrel Treadwell, political science graduate student. “But he wouldn’t be able to handle New Orleans. He wouldn’t be well-suited for the crime and the hurricanes.” But other students see the frustration in New Orleans over the current leadership and look for a

change. “He’s doing a lot for New Orleans,” said Lacie Laurendine, general studies freshman and New Orleans native. “He certainly can do more than Mayor [Ray] Nagin. He could bring a lot of good publicity.” And the Brad Pitt for Mayor movement has had further reaching effects. The Storyville T-shirt has sold in more than 15 countries and helped promote the New Orleans area in the media, as well as promoting Pitt’s Make it Right Foundation, a charity working towards rebuilding the Lower Ninth Ward. Storyville will

donate $2 to the charity for every Brad Pitt for Mayor T-shirt the store sells. Many hope other mayoral candidates will pick up the issues and work championed by Pitt that started this movement and provide community service with lasting effects. “We want to transform this enthusiasm into hard work,” Bayer said. “Candidates should be conscious of the issues and what it takes to get the support of the people.”

THE MUSIC Many remember Woodstock for being three days of peace, love and music or representing the ideals of an entire generation. But what makes the festival mostly significant was its stellar, diverse lineup, Shindo said. Some of those who attended the festival look back now and see a staple of the generation, and Woodstock’s detractors see a counterculture gathering of youth partaking in psychedelic drugs and open sexual relationships, he said. But as headliner Jimi Hendrix wrote in his song “If 6 Was 9,” “If six turned out to be nine, I don’t mind. If all the hippies cut off all their hair, oh I don’t care. Oh I don’t care.” Contact Ben Bourgeois at

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PAGE 16 ARISTOCRACY, from page 11

men’s clothing in the Baton Rouge area is completely open, Warner said. Though Aristocracy appeals to a range of ages in its customers, it appeals especially to younger, college-age customers. “Younger people usually carry the trends first,” Warner said. Aristocracy offers higher-end clothing lines including True Religion, Theory, Diesel, Original Penguin, Lacoste and other more affordable clothing like vintage LSU apparel. Aristocracy’s merchandise ranges in price from $30 retro LSU T-shirts to $250 jeans. “We cater to the diverse group of customers that we have,” Gray said. Because of its association with Style Lab, Aristocracy’s grand opening will be covered by popular men’s magazine GQ and Vogue. Style Lab has topped GQ’s best men’s boutiques list for the last three years. “Clothing stores are trying to appeal to our generation, and what our generation likes is young, fun, stylish clothing,” said Alex Romero, marketing junior. “In Louisiana [men’s shopping] is very limited.” Guys for the longest time — especially in this area — haven’t had the ability to define their own style, Warner said. “It’s inspiring that we have the ability to satisfy the needs of the customer base,” Warner said. The merchandise carried by Aristocracy is carefully selected with specific customers in mind, Gray

said. Gray and Warner will fly to Las Vegas to attend a market in the search for new merchandise for Aristocracy to carry. “[Stylish men’s clothes] are relatively hard to find,” said Will Grant, environmental engineering sophomore. “Baton Rouge is right on the edge of jumping into [more trendy men’s fashion].” Contact Emily Slack at

BASH, from page 9

the band is always looking for a party atmosphere and looks forward to playing at the University. “We love playing in front of college crowds because everybody’s basically the same age we are,” Dahlgren said. “They’re the ones, that out of all the shows that we’ve played, are the best demographic to play for.” Space Capone performs a

combination of original music and cover songs, Dahlgren said. Students can expect to see an even mix of Capone’s music and ’70s tunes. “Tomorrow it’ll be about 50-50,” he said. “There’s a horn section. “We have, obviously, the originals and the covers are stuff like Rick James and Kool & the Gang.” Womble said the band is one of the first that the SAB plans to bring to campus this year.

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“Space Capone is just the first of bands we’ll bring to campus,” he said. “We plan on bringing at least one band every month.” Daniel Smallwood, SAB music committee chair, said the committee will also feature stand-up comedians, debates and guest lecturers throughout the semester. Contact Ben Bourgeois at


Thursday, AUGUST 27, 2009 FUNDING, from page 3 mortgage fully paid by 2011. She said plans are tentative to change, but as of now the UREC will be reevaluated by the SRFAC during the 2010-2011 school year, when they will determine if the cost needs to be raised, lowered or left alone. “Even though the mortgage will be paid, we’ll still have maintenance cost and repairs,” Longino said. Erica Michelet, geography senior, said she doesn’t use the UREC and didn’t know she was paying student fees for it. “There should be a different system to pay for it,” she said. “I don’t even use it, so it’s not fair that I have to pay for it. They should just charge a membership fee for students who use it.” John Latiolais, accounting freshman, said he hasn’t gotten around to the UREC yet, but agrees with the increase in fees. “With the budget cuts, I think it’s fair [to raise the fee],” he said. “They’ve got to do what they’ve got to do.” The University is below the 2008 state average of $139 a year, ranking behind Louisiana Tech, Tulane University, Northwestern State University and Nicholls State University. However, the University ranks below the state average size of seven square feet per student with only four square feet per student. Contact Steven Powell at

BAYOU, from page 4

destruction of Louisiana’s coast on the levees breaking because it was easier for the people to understand at the time, he said. Tidwell discovered the Louisiana coastline by accident when traveling in 1999, he said. After speaking with southern Louisiana natives, he learned of the common fear of an emanate hurricane destroying the coastline. “I wrote [‘Bayou Farewell’]

to warn ... a society that realized what was happening and didn’t do anything about it,” he said. “A majority of the people outside this state think people shouldn’t live [in Louisiana]. If there is another Katrina, people will give up on South Louisiana.” The Honors College chose “Bayou Farewell” for the first convocation because the topic of coastal sustainability affects Louisiana’s economy, community and culture, said Honors College Dean

Nancy Clark. The Honors College and the School of the Coast and Environment asked Tidwell to speak to students to bring the book and the environmental issues to life, she said. “We wanted students to be aware at the beginning of the year,” she said. “[Honors College] students are very highly motivated to stay in Louisiana and help the state.” Clark said. Robert Twilley, associate vice

PAGE 17 chancellor of research and economic development, felt Tidwell’s message of coastal stability would help energize students to become more active for the cause. “It is a very exciting challenge for people at LSU,” he said. “It is a hallmark that LSU has chosen to solve one of the most critical issues in Louisiana. Contact Kristen M’lissa Rowlett at


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place where bank machines stand today is the place where hippies railed against materialism,” Duhe said. Free Speech Alley began as a sponsored event by a Union student committee, said Shirley Plakidas, Student Union director. A podium was set out and people took turns standing on it to speak their peace. “The original atmosphere was one of debate,” Plakidas said. “Before computers and instant access to news, students could listen to the debates to learn about political issues.” The debates were passionate and often controversial, spanning issues like the Vietnam War and Communism. “Topics ran the gamut from China to sexual climaxes,” according to a 1967 Daily Reveille article. With such divisive topics, debate got quite heated. But it was always a goal of organizers to keep the event in order. A student moderator limited the time of speeches and decided the order of speakers, Plakidas said. The official rules were outlined in a 1968 Reveille editorial: “A sense of fair play should be kept in mind while the speaker is questioned,” and “use of the soapbox is limited to faculty and students of LSU,” the editorial said of the box on which

MARKET, from page 1

said Allain, biology junior. “[With] you get a good deal for whoever’s buying [textbooks] and for whoever’s selling [textbooks]. Everybody wins.” Allain said one of his biology textbooks cost about $150 at the University bookstore, but when he used the price comparison part of, he found the same book for $60 at another online bookstore. Thompson and Allain worked with University alumni at

BUDGET, from page 1

bookstore and 750 parking spots for University students, staff, faculty and visitors. Many University buildings are allocated money for renovations in the outline, including Annie Boyd Hall, the French House, HoweRussell Geoscience Complex,

students would stand as they boasted their opinions. University administrators also took part in the Alley. James Reddoch, dean of Student Services in 1964, regularly addressed the crowd in what he called “Face The Students.” “[Reddoch] would stand before them and answer their questions,” said Maxine Reddoch, his wife. “Some people were respectful, and some were not. But he always took it well and acted fairly.” Today, Chancellor Michael Martin holds “Chats with the Chancellor” to communicate with students. THE EVOLUTION In the 1970s, a familiar face in the Alley was David Duke, a University graduate who was active in the Ku Klux Klan. The Baton Rouge State Times chronicled his “takeover” of the debates, saying he met “antagonism, friendly debate and boredom with his dogma.” The Alley was not only a place for solemn discourse. Many students who took the podium did so with a sense of humor, like one student who satirically promoted his new political party, the International Sensualist Emergency Committee, which called for “free love and nickel beer or free

beer and nickel love,” according to a 1971 Baton Rouge State Times article. By the 1980s, the Vietnam War and heated arguments about it had subsided. But the students in Free Speech Alley had no shortage of topics to discuss. James Wharton, University chancellor from 1981 to 1989, remembers the Alley being packed with a couple hundred students on some days during his tenure. “In the ’80s, war issues had died down, but matters like athletic ticket policies and student fees were debated,” he said. Wharton said he found an interesting way for the administration to influence students’ activities. “Occasionally, when students would want to rail about something, I would provide them with a sound system and podium and a place to make noise,” Wharton said. “That seemed to take the wind from their sails, when the administration would give them a hand.” Duhe likened his time moderating weekly discussions in the ’80s to producing a variety show. As he opened the session and determined the speakers’ order, Duhe kept entertainment in mind. “I used to get up and do five or 10 minutes on the topics of the day at

the beginning to get people riled up, like the opening monologue of ‘The Tonight Show,’” Duhe said. Speakers were supposed to take the podium in the order in which they signed up, but Duhe said he secretly shifted the order to keep things interesting. “You couldn’t put three fundamentalist Christians in a row. People would get bored,” he said. “So I would put the communist sandwiched between two fundamentalist speakers.” Like today, Evangelists arguing with students often drew the most interest from the crowd because of their “fire and brimstone message,” Duhe said. His memories sound like something that could have happened any recent day in the Alley. “They would scream ‘whore’ at random women walking on the Parade Ground,” Duhe said. “It would get these liberal college students riled up, and they would want to respond.”

Gatorworks Web Design to build and maintain the Web site. “It was naturally a good fit,” he said. “I know what it’s like to have a new company, to be young and to get people to take you seriously.” Rodriguez said Gatorworks has a maintenance contract with Thompson, where they are paid each month to update and change the Web site. “The Web site costs about $150 a month to maintain because it requires a pretty large server,” Thompson said in the e-mail. “A domain runs for about $10 a year.”

In order to afford the costs of a new business as well as a new Web site, Thompson applied for a grant from the Louisiana Economic Development Office. Rodriguez said LED paid Gatorworks approximately $8,000. He said the total project was close to $20,000. “It’s not a get-rich-quick thing,” Thompson said. “It’s more for sustainability ... to generate revenue from advertising to pay the server cost. We’re looking to do some advertising revenue, and maybe those companies [involved with the price

comparison] will give us a small cut. [Any revenue] won’t come out of the student price.” Jonte’ DePhillips, elementary education senior, said she thinks if all students use TigerBookMarket. com to buy and sell textbooks, the textbook companies will eventually lower their prices. “[The textbook companies] know they’ve got us in a trap,” DePhillips said. “They can charge a ridiculous amount for books because they know we have to buy them ... that’s why they’re so expensive.” Thompson and Allain both said

Prescott Hall, Allen Hall, Patrick Taylor Hall and several others. The Board’s meeting will be held today at 1:30 p.m. in the LSU System Building, located at 3810 West Lakeshore Drive. Contact Ryan Buxton at

MODERN DAY The days of an official podium and heated, yet organized, debate on political issues may not be familiar to students who see today’s Free Speech Alley, filled mostly with student organizations and religious

Thursday, AUGUST 27, 2009 groups promoting themselves. Yet the spirit of the Alley remains — a place where anyone is allowed to speak anything so desired. Melanie Oubre, College Democrats president, said Free Speech Alley is an important platform for her organization. Last year Oubre spent time in the Alley discussing the oncampus gun bill with passing students and said she was exposed to varied opinions. “I got to talk to an administrator, a teacher and a student in the ROTC,” she said. “I heard opinions from every side of the spectrum.” Though Free Speech Alley today has changed significantly from the way it began, Duhe said he doesn’t think these differences mean the fire has dwindled to ashes. “We had Free Speech Alley, the Reveille, KLSU and the Gumbo to express ourselves,” Duhe said. “This generation has all of those, plus cell phones, MySpace and Twitter. This generation isn’t shouting at each other less. They’re just shouting in invisible waves of electromagnetism instead of on a bench in front of the Union.” Contact Ryan Buxton at they did not create this Web site to make money. “We don’t take any kind of commission from it,” Thompson said. “We thought it’d be a fun project. We’ll see [if local stores will be angered by]. I think local stores are convenient. I’m not trying to get back at them, just get more options for the students. I’d like to save a couple of hundred bucks, too.” Contact Mary Walker Baus at

Thursday, AUGUST 27, 2009 LINEBACKER, from page 5

has been easy for me.” Coleman is one of several players on defense Chavis said will go through “cross training” this fall, meaning they could play more than one position. “Whatever they need me to play, I will play. It’s not a problem,” Coleman said. “I have been playing linebacker since I was 6 years old.” Senior middle linebacker Jacob Cutrera will step into a starting role after three seasons as a backup behind Darry Beckwith, who completed his eligibility last season. “We expect him to be a tempo setter,” Chavis said of the senior from Lafayette. “He, along with others, will lead this football team. You couldn’t have a finer person in that role.” Cutrera has missed several fall practices because of an unspecified injury and missed Tuesday’s scrimmage, but LSU coach Les Miles said he expects Cutrera to be back

COLEMAN, from page 5 — run first, pass second,” said the Baldwin native. Senior weakside linebacker Perry Riley applauded Coleman’s effort and how hard he worked transitioning to linebacker.  “It’s definitely a lot harder to be in the box than it is to be roaming around, but he’s a very physical player, and he’ll make the transition well,” Riley said.  Coleman spent a lot of time in coverage last year, which gives him an advantage in the position change. 

STUD, from page 5 season, and his wife cooks a big pot of chili for all of the linemen. It’s a tradition he began while coaching at Cincinnati. “You see those kids in a different light when there’s no football around,” Studrawa said. “It’s all about the kids and their life and those kinds of things.” As Studrawa shapes the offensive line on the field, his home bonding with the players builds unity outside the gridiron. “We always enjoy going to coach Stud’s house,” said sophomore center T-Bob Hebert. “A lot of position coaches take their players out, but coach Stud is one of the few where you go to his house.” Besides building connections with current players, Studrawa uses his charm and personality to recruit future Tigers. The Fostoria, Ohio, native has been vital in bringing in top linemen during his three years in Baton Rouge. Studrawa already began working on the 2010 recruiting class, gaining commitments from three linemen, including two four-star offensive tackles.

THE DAILY REVEILLE at practice Thursday. Cutrera will try to boost a defense that ranked ninth in the Southeastern Conference last season in points allowed per game (24). The Tigers surrendered 19.9 points per game in 2007. “Last year is not the way we want to be remembered,” Cutrera said. “That’s not our style of play.” Chavis will bring a change in the defense’s style of play this season, according to senior linebacker Perry Riley. The scheme is similar, but the defense will blitz more, he said. Riley also said the defense has worked on cutting down some of the communication issues that plagued the unit last season. “Last year we had a lot of mental mistakes,” Riley said. “If we cut that down, we definitely cut down some of the big plays.” Riley earned Chick-fil-A Bowl Defensive Most Valuable Player honors last season in the Tigers’ 38-3 victory against Georgia Tech.


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LSU junior linebacker Kelvin Sheppard (11) guards Appalachian State’s Brad Hardee (48) during the Tigers’ 41-13 victory on Aug. 30.

and you can tell by how intense it is at practice out there,” he said. Chavis said there is competition at every position, not just linebacker. “Competition is the driving force to being great,” he said. “We need to have six or seven linebackers that are SEC-ready.” Sophomore Ryan Baker made an impact on special teams in his first year with 16 tackles. He is listed second on the depth chart and could provide competition at linebacker for the defense. “We are expected to play great defense,” Chavis said. “There is a championship culture here. That’s what our fans expect, that’s what the coaches expect and that’s what our players expect when they come to LSU.”

Junior linebacker Kelvin Sheppard, who started five games last season, could play middle or strong side linebacker, Chavis said. Sheppard and Riley finished last season second and third on the team in tackles with 64 and 60, respectively.

“We weren’t as hungry as we should have been,” Riley said. “The 8-5 season was a reality check, and the team is a lot hungrier this year.” Cutrera said the players have a lot of confidence under Chavis. “The guys are really fired up,

His instinctive ball skills helped him record seven pass break ups, good enough for second on the team. In Chavis’ scheme, Coleman will take the primary responsibility of picking up the tight end, running back or even a slot receiver.  “Because I played safety last year … it will be much easier for me to adjust to any coverage,” he said.  When Coleman isn’t out in coverage, he will be in the box against the run, something unfamiliar to a safety.  Coleman said he made a

conscious effort during the past few months to work on how to shed off blockers. “Going from safety to linebacker you’ve got to use your hands more,” he said. “I worked all summer on getting better at that. It’s coming along fine.”  Chavis, who coached several All-American linebackers during his tenure at Tennessee, sees Coleman as a nightmare for SEC linemen.  He said Coleman not only brings athleticism but packs a powerful punch for his sleek 206-pound frame. 

“He makes it very difficult for offensive linemen to block him because of his quickness and because of his feet,” Chavis said. “And also, he shocks them when there’s contact because he’s very powerful.” Coleman will benefit from the three years he spent commanding the Tigers’ secondary.  His speed and quickness will bring much needed athleticism to a group of linebackers who constantly face questions about their ability to compete in the SEC.  “A lot of people try to question mine, [Kelvin’s] and Jacob

[Cutrera’s] speed,” Riley said. “Well you can’t question Harry’s speed. He was a starting safety in the SEC, so the speed is there, the size is there, the depth is there.” No matter where Tiger fans see Coleman line up this fall, he should continue to see plenty of opportunities to make “highlight-reel hits.” “However I can get you on the ground, I’m going to do it,” Coleman said.

“These days the kids are really concerned with who’s the head coach and who’s their position coach,” Studrawa said. “You’ve got to build that same relationship and let these kids know about the program.” Scout four-star offensive lineman T.J. Leifheit is considering LSU and said Studrawa is the biggest reason why the Tigers are one of his top-five schools. “Coach Stud and I really hit it off from the beginning,” Leifheit said. “We talk a whole bunch. I really like how he has the guys over

once a month for some chili.” As Studrawa prepares for the future, his past success speaks for itself. The Tiger offense netted 2,998 yards on the ground en route to a national championship in his first year at the helm of the offense line. He had similar success in 2008 as his line paved the way for senior running back Charles Scott. Led by former Tiger Herman Johnson, the offensive line guided Scott into the end zone 18 times— first in the Southeastern Conference and one shy of tying the school record set

by former running back LaBrandon Toefield. Studrawa’s offensive line looks to continue similar production in 2009 after returning three of

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Mayor Brad Pitt could benefit New Orleans, state

Since a New Orleans-based company began printing “Brad Pitt for Mayor” T-shirts, hype that the Hollywood star might take over Ray Nagin’s term-limited seat has been rampant. Pitt, who lives in New Orleans part of the year, is a popular figure among residents because of his high-profile involvement in the restoration of the city post-Katrina.

Recently, as Pitt made the rounds of talk shows promoting his latest film, “Inglourious Basterds,” he was forced to face the speculation directly. On the Today Show with Ann Curry, he dismissed the chatter when he joked about what a Pitt campaign might entail. “I’m running on the gay marriage, no religion, legalization and taxation of marijuana platform,” Pitt said. “I

don’t have a chance.” Of course, if Pitt ended up actually making a run for office, he would not be the first politician to go back on previous dismissals. He also wouldn’t be the first actor turned politician: Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronald Reagan all made successful forays into the political arena from the silver screen.

Unfortunately, Pitt has not met the five-year residency requirement necessary to hold the office. The next election he will be eligible for is in 2014. We believe Pitt’s candidacy could likely be a positive experience for the city and state. Pitt has clearly shown a devotion to the city through his Make It Right charity, his actions and his words. Because

of his seriousness, it’s entirely possible that his run would bring honor rather than shame to the state, unlike the 2003 California recall of Gov. Gray Davis, which resulted in a celebrity circus.

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Objectification should be absent from modern porn These days, pornography is more widely available and appeals to more niche genres than ever before. Surprisingly, although the markets for Furries and foot fetishists are saturated, one large market has yet to be successfully cornered: women. While all kinds of women participate in and enjoy more specific niche fetishes and the accompanying porn, women with less precise sexual tastes often feel alienated by the small amounts of pornography to which they’ve been exposed. This happens for a variety of reasons, from religious concerns to philosophical issues to product quality. Many religious groups find pornography morally reprehensible and have attached a serious amount of shame to enjoying pornography. This inhibits both men and women from enjoying porn and is often a top reason women are “turned off” by pornography. Much as I wish

there were a burgeoning Christian porn movement for all ye believers, I doubt there will be any masturbatory relief coming for you soon. (And, really, how entertaining would married people trying desperately to conceive a child be? Not very.) Sorry, faithful lechers. Now, back to the rest of us gals. Feminists point to the porn industry as one of the chief exploiters and objectifiers of women. They argue pornography paints women as objects that exist solely to please men, with no other inherent value or redeemable qualities. This is not necessarily incorrect, but it doesn’t mean there can’t be porn that doesn’t degrade women. Another chief complaint of women as to why they don’t watch pornography is the “cheese factor.” In pornography made for men, the stories are usually ridiculous

(if existent), the acting is terrible and the production values are low. Women seem to prefer quality to quantity in their porn, while men often prefer the opposite. Some pornography production companies have tried to appeal to women with some success in recent years, crafting more interesting and believable story softer Sara Boyd lines, lighting and Columnist often more empowered female lead characters. The surprise success in marketing pornography to women has been repurposing pornography meant for gay men. Women, particularly those who are not attracted to other women, have found enjoyment and even some empowerment in gay porn – although it is often as cheesily made

as straight porn. Some women feel watching gay porn helps them reclaim sexual objectification for themselves, not to mention satisfying their curiosities about male sexuality as well as their own. This spotlights the hang-up that many porn companies — and porn consumers — seem to have: the notion that pornography needs to exist in separate spheres for men and women. It doesn’t. There is no need for role-reversal regarding who is being objectified. Simply don’t exploit anyone, unless a power play relationship is integral to the theme of the piece (i.e. BDSM). This absence of objectification is the holy grail of pornography. Respectable production values and stories, realistic body images and situations that recognize actors’ boundaries are the ideal characteristics of “good” porn. But mining these pornographic

gems takes work. This can be timeconsuming and not necessarily conducive to the often-spontaneous situations that may require the utilization of pornography. If you have the kind of time and resources it takes to do extensive research into ethical, well-made pornography, go ahead with your bad self. While you’re at it, organize your porn into folders and encrypt it! But before you do, share it with a few close girl friends who may not have the time or dedication. Promote a product that is as American as apple pie – beautiful, wholesome pornography. Sara Boyd is a 22-year-old general studies junior from Baton Rouge. Follow her on Twitter@TDR_ sboyd. Contact Sara Boyd at


Honest debate needed for health care reform bill By Zach Wiita

Kent State University

KENT, Ohio (U-WIRE) — A woman is crying. She seems hysterical and indignant. She will not calm down. She is angry and hurt that the current administration disagrees with her about health care. So she shouts at the world: “I want my America back!” It’s obvious the U.S. health care system needs reform. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. spent 16.2 percent of its GDP on health care in 2007 - more than Canada (10.1 percent), France (11 percent) and the U.K. (8.4 percent), all of which provide universal health care. The

Census Bureau reports 15.3 percent of Americans were uninsured in 2007 - a reduction of only 0.5 percent from 2006. Yet the U.S. has a lower average life expectancy and higher infant mortality than all of these countries. We are paying more money for inferior results. Meanwhile, those lucky enough to have health insurance often find themselves doing battle with insurance companies looking for any excuse to avoid covering expensive treatments. Take Robin Beaton, who, according to CNN, needed an immediate double mastectomy for breast cancer but was denied coverage because she had been treated for acne, had listed her weight incorrectly and had not disclosed medication she had


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previously taken but was no longer taking. A quick Google search reveals that variations on Beaton’s story are all too common. On top of this, the poor and working class in America often find themselves totally out of luck. They may be unable to afford regular check-ups and preventative treatment and are often forced to seek treatment in emergency rooms, once a problem grows too large to be ignored. A good friend of mine found herself facing emergency surgery or risk dying of an infection, after having been unable to afford a doctor when she had been experiencing minor pain. Health care reform is a hard, complex issue. We all get sick, and we all need doctors, so how health

care is organized and funded is an issue in which we all have a stake. It follows, then, that in the course of deciding what to do about our health care system, we should be seeking a civil discourse in which everyone may participate on an equal basis. This is not happening in America today. Across the country, members of Congress find themselves confronted by angry mobs, many organized by large insurance companies. These protesters have sometimes been lied to, and are sometimes lying, about the content of the reform bill currently on the Hill (Sarah Palin’s so-called “death panels”), and many attempt to use intimidation and hysterics to drown out anyone who disagrees with their support of the current system.

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 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.

Violence has even broken out at town halls in Florida. And in Arizona, police were called when one protester dropped a gun. Health care reform is one of the most important issues today, and it’s important that the debate be sober, rational and honest. Our current system is unsustainable, and no one who believes in democracy can use intimidation with a good conscience. And as Congress and the President work for a compromise on this issue, it’s important that we remember that all are equal when lying on the operating table. Contact The Daily Reveille’s opinion staff at


“In short, I hope for an America where neither ‘fundamentalist’ nor ‘humanist’ will be a dirty word, but a fair description of the different ways in which people of good will look at life and into their own souls.”

Edward “Ted” Kennedy United States senator Nov. 7, 1962 — Aug. 25, 2009


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American Coke, high-fructose corn syrup, ain’t sweet

Few things represent the ubiquity of American culture as well as Coca-Cola. Tin signs with the libation’s signature cursive logo can be found in the farthest corners of the world. Coke sells an estimated 1.6 billion drinks each day, in 200 countries worldwide. To feed the billions of sweet tooths craving their product, Coke has a well-developed distribution system that connects the company’s secret formula with bottlers around the world. The bottling companies receive the formula as a premixed concentrate, later adding their own water and sweetener. But the largely standardized process has not resulted in a “standard” Coke. The quality of Coke you enjoy will differ wildly, depending on where you are in the world. One might think the best Coke in the world would be enjoyed on a hot summer day in Atlanta, Ga. – the company’s

birthplace. However, truth is you’d probably get more satisfaction in a dingy Moroccan shackturned-cafe on the edge of the Sahara desert. The difference is in the sweetener – unlike in the United States, the bottling company providing Coke to Berbers in Morocco uses real cane syrup to sweeten its concentrate. The same is true of most European countries. Bottlers in the U.S., however, have been using high-fructose corn syrup instead of sugar since 1984. There is no question the change results in a loss of quality. In fact, more discerning (and committed) Americans have been known to pay a premium at ethnic grocery stores for the Mexican variety, which contains cane sugar. HFCS is a cheaper alternative for food manufacturers because of two reasons: corn subsidies and sugar tariffs. ­­ Corn has been subsidized in the United States for years. With

bipartisan support to maintain the Midwest constituency, Americans have been paying farmers to grow more corn. Corn subsidies totaled some $56 billion from 1995 through 2006. This has lowered the price of HFCS and contributed to the use of the controversial fuel called ethanol. M e a n while, the cheap cane sugar which could be imported from the Caribbean countries is inflated by tariffs Mark Macmurdo meant to bolColumnist ster domestic sugar production. Besides not tasting as good as cane-syrup Coke, critics say HFCS is actually unhealthy. Corn producers point to research that says sugar is sugar, whether it comes from corn or cane. But some developments are alarming: A study earlier this year found

nearly half of the HFCS they tested contained mercury. Whether or not HFCS is markedly less healthy than cane sugar, one thing is clear: Increased use of any sweeteners is tied to obesity and general bad health. The low cost of HFCS has lowered the prices of some of the worst food around — particularly fast food. In effect, Americans are paying corn producers to help make unhealthy food even cheaper. Cheaper sweet foods mean Americans in worse health. In the midst of a raging health care debate in which one third of Americans are obese and 8 percent have diabetes, looking at food economics is central to the American wellness and nutrition system. The debate shouldn’t only focus on how we fix people once they are sick but also how we get sick people (especially when government policy is the culprit). The U.S. needs to stop subsidizing corn that undermines

Americans’ health. Getting rid of subsidies is central to free-market economics. But what then should become of the tariffs on imported sugar, which will raise the price of cheap food? Although fiddling with international trade in this matter invariably leads to wasted resources and higher costs, these results must be weighed against the public costs of cheap sweetener. Maintaining the current taxes on imported sugar while dismantling the current giveaway system to corn farmers would help America’s health and help Louisiana farmers. Besides, we’ll all get to enjoy a real Coke — right here in the U.S.

Mark Macmurdo is a 22-yearold economics and history senior from Baton Rouge. Follow him on Twitter@TDR_mmacmurdo. Contact Mark Macmurdo at


Caution: your iPod could be an explosive device Students should be aware they may be carrying around a bomb in their pockets. But wait, before you throw everything out of your pockets or rip your pants off in the middle of class — it isn’t exactly what you’re thinking. However, it is close. Earlier this month, a family from Liverpool discovered its pint-sized explosive device the hard way. Eleven-year-old Ellie Stanborough was the proud owner of an iPod Touch. For those unfamiliar with the “iTouch,” it’s simply an iPhone that doesn’t make phone calls, along with a few other minor feature differences. But her relationship with Apple came to a screeching halt when the company attempted to silence the Stanborough family after the iPod exploded. That’s right, I said exploded. A few weeks ago, Ellie’s father Ken accidently dropped his daughter’s iPod, according to TimesOnline. “It made a hissing noise,” he told TimesOnline. “I could feel it getting hotter in my hand, and I thought I could see vapor.” Stanborough then threw the device out his back door. Seconds later, “there was a pop, a big puff of smoke and it went 10 feet in the air.” When Stanborough contacted Apple to have his iBomb replaced, not many people took him seriously. After being passed around from department to department, he finally spoke to an Apple executive on the phone. The Stanborough family has not received a full refund in the

mail, at least not yet. What the family did receive was a letter basically saying the only way they would be reimbursed for the iPod Touch was if they signed a gag order swearing to keep silent on the matter and that Apple was not liable for selling Ellie a bomb. While I do agree with Apple that people dropping their electronics does usually void any type of manufacturer’s warranty, I cry foul in this case. Naturally, electronics don’t work when you drop them, but they are not supposed to explode “10 feet in the air” as a result of the mishandling. This is not the first case of an iPod causing serious damage. Adam Arinder Reports from fires caused by Columnist iPods have been showing up since 2005, according to AppleInsider. Really, Apple? Their devices have been burning people for the last four years, and they obviously haven’t done anything to fix the problem. The problem is simple. The rechargeable battery inside of the iPods overheats to the point of ignition. I blame Apple. This is a different case than a cell phone catching fire. Most reports of exploding cell phones are because the owner put a cheap, knockoff, third-party battery into their phone and the phone just didn’t like it. That’s not a new story. However, with iPods, there is no way of changing out the battery inside. That’s all Apple’s doing.

Last year, a mother sued Apple because her 15-year-old son’s iPod Touch exploded in his pocket, burning his leg. Apple denied liability for their faulty hardware in that case too. These two recent cases should be problem enough for a company to change an obvious flaw in its battery production. Yet, with iPods being one of

the hottest pieces of gadgetry right now, Apple is just trying to do everything they can to keep this hushhush and push on. As an owner of an iPod Touch, I have sometimes felt the back of my iPod grow extremely hot, but never thought anything of it. I guess it wouldn’t be such a bad idea to have a bomb squad on speed dial

from now on.

Adam Arinder is a 19-year-old electrical engineering junior from Baton Rouge. Follow him on Twitter@TDR_aarinder. Contact Adam Arinder at


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INDEPENDENT SALES REPS WANTED TO INTRODUCE HEALTHY ALL NATURAL ENERGY DRINK TO CAMPUS MARKET. SELF-MOTIVATED, ENTREPRENEUR TYPES ONLY. CALL 1-800-342-3083 HAMPTON INN COLLEGE DRIVE Seeking F/ T Sales Coordinator to assist Director of Sales with office responsibilities including; answering phones, typing and filing contracts, qualifying companies for sales leads, etc. Outgoing personality, energetic, organized and eager to learn. 225.926.9990 NANNY/CHILD CARE Seeking a college student to care for 7-year old boy. Mon-Fri 6:30am -8:00am. Mon afternoon 3:00pm-8:00pm. Every other Thurs & Fri 3:00pm - 8:00pm. Sun. 5:00pm - 8:00pm. Perfect hours for LSU student. Close to campus. Must have own transportation and be extremely reliable. $10/hr Reply to WWW.LOUIESCAFE.COM PART TIME STUDENT WORKER Lewis Computer Services, Inc. is seeking a PT Student Worker. Will be responsible for business errands, basic clerical work, and answering multi-line phone. Must have clean driving record, excellent communication skills, and basic computer skills. Previous office experience preferred. No nights or weekends. Please e-mail resume and class schedule to PART TIME DENTAL OFFICE Help Needed for Highland Road Dental Office. Good opportunity for Pre-Dent and Hygiene Majors. 225.769.7640 PART-TIME BABY SITTER need female part-time babysitter for four energetic young kids in afternoons and evenings (up to 10-15hrs/week). very flexible.must have transportation. references required. PART TIME & FULL TIME needed for friendly, relaxed dental office. Great Dr.& Staff. Send resume to 225.706.1595 HOUSEHOLD HELPER NEEDED Looking for someone who is smart, organized, neat and loves kids. Family needs help with everday duties, laundry, light cleaning, organizing, and babysitting. Email resume to:

LOCAL HARDWARE STORE looking for student worker interested in part time work call Donnie 225.343.8438 225.343.8438


NEEDED ARCHITECTURE INTERN Full or Part time AutoCad experience a Must Call or Email Dannielle at: Architectnix@gmail.c 225.766.5200

INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE Looking for an intern to assist with financial & tax related projects. Computer/ General Office Skills/ Strong MS Office & Excel Skills Email resume to:

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FITNESS ATTENDANTS - P/T Flex schedules, good pay, perfect for kinesiology or nursing

PAUL MITCHELL signature salon looking for motivated, enthusiastic part-time receptionists. Apply in person at I-Catcher’s Hair & Body Spa, 5454 Bluebonnet, Suite I.


students. Outgoing, dependable, positive attitude. FREE membership. Apply in person to: The Paula G. Manship YMCA, 8100 YMCA Plaza Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70810 (225) 767-9622 ask for Ricky. WRITER WANTED Looking for someone who can put my ideas about human nature and technology into book form. Pay negotiable. Email resume to N ACTORS, MODELS, MAKEUP ARTISTS and concession workers wanted for THE 13TH GATE Haunted House. No Exp. needed. Good Pay. Flexible Hours. Apply in Person at 832 St. Phillip St. downtown BR. September 5th,6th,12th, 13th. 9am-5pm 225-921-8006. ►►BARTENDING UP TO NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. TRAINING PROVIDED. AGE 18+ OK 1-800-965-6520 ext127 PLUCKERS WING BAR Now Hiring All Positions. Come Join a winning team. Apply at 4225 Nicholson DEARMANS Waitresses needed especially for MWF 10:30-3 Dearmans 924.1391 Casey (Mgr.) 288.6641 PHYSICAL THERAPY TECH Part time position in private practice pilates experience a plus fax: 751-3697 THE WINE LOFT DOWNTOWN Now Hiring ALL Positions: Waitress, Bartender and Cook. Both FT/PT shifts available. Applications being taken Monday-Friday 4pm-7pm at 304 Laurel St $$$ENTRY LEVEL ADMIN NEEDED!!! Fast Paced, Contracting company is looking for hard working graduates who want to join an organization to grow with into the future. Must be highly organized, energetic and have great attitude. No exp necessary, will train. Microsoft Office a MUST! Please email resume to ESL AIDE ESL Aide-Office work-5:00. P. M.--9::15 P. M. Mon.., Tues., Wed. Must be organized, detail-oriented, computer knowledge. Send resume. DELIVERY DRIVER Have truck or SUV/ w trailer? Then make $75 to $150 or more per day making dliveries & pick ups. Able to do heavy lifting, Long Term Sat/ Sun 225.928.0030



FUTON FRAMES FROM $99 TWIN SETS FROM $97 FULL SETS FROM $137 QUEEN SETS FROM $167 225.272.4850 THE BIGGEST POSTER SALE. Biggest and Best Selection. Choose from over 2000 different images. FINE ART, MUSIC, MODELS, HUMOR, ANIMALS, PERSONALITIES, LANDSCAPES, MOTIVATIONALS, PHOTOGRAPHY. MOST IMAGES ONLY $7, $8, and $9. SEE US AT LSU Student Union Art Gallery Main Floor (Room 216) ON Sunday August 23rd thru Friday August 28th, 2009. THE HOURS ARE 9 A. M. - 6 P. M. THIS SALE IS SPONSORED BY LSU Student Union Art Gallery Committee. SOFAS AND MATTRESSES Here Today Gone Tomorrow Thrift Store has a large selection of sofas and mattresses perfect for the college student. All priced $75 or less. 225.769.2259 LAKE BEAU PRE TOWNHOME 2BR/2Bath in gated community. Unit has ceramic tile and large patio. $169,000. 225.266.9441 TIGER MANOR CONDOMINIUMS. UNITS READY FALL 2009!! Brand new 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units for sale starting at $124,900. Ask about our Guaranteed BuyBack Program!! 3000 July St. 225-3465055 Location. Location. Location... Start Living. COMPUTER SALE Need a computer? The CACRC will host its Back to School Blow-Out Sale Fri., Aug. 28 9am-3pm at 800 St. Philip Street in downtown Baton Rouge. Look through used computer equipment and other electronics while supplies last. So get here early! For more info., call 225.379.3577 or visit us at LOST YOUR RETAINERS? Can’t make it to the ORTHOdontist? Replace ONLINE for half the cost! $148 offers Retainers, Nightguards, Teeth Whitening. BURBANK ESTATES 2BR/2BATH On LSU bus line. New paint and carpet.Ground floor unit. $169,500. 225.266.9441 NEAR LSU ON BUS ROUTE 3 /2 Ω condo. Utilities Paid. Heatherstone. $1200 832.465.9203 1 BED 1 BATH apt. Next to campus. Pet friendly. $525 a month, $300 deposit. AVAILABLE NOW. Call Tiffany for more info 985.859.0425 $SAVE $$ WALK TO LSU ON SITE MGR. LARGE 1 BR! 769-7757 / 978-3123

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Thursday, AUGUST 27, 2009 FOR RENT In Brightside Estates 3 Bedroom/2 bath Furnished 504.782.9018 $99 Deposit 2 Br Condo Summer Grove Condos only a few miles off LSU has a few nice 2 BR condos for lease. 225.364.2262 2 bed 2 bath flat off South Brightside View on bus line ready to move in immediatley. $675mt Call Monica or Ashley 225.930.9996 Christian/ musician’s home looking for roommate. private room $350. 4 miles from campus. No gender preference. Call Ben (985) 974-5292 Attn Serious Students Want quiet? Want space? Large 1 and 2 br apts in small complex within walking distance of LSU. reserved parking, private patio or balcony. No children or pets. 1-br, $500; 2-br, $700. 757-8175 or 924-1934. http// Near LSU Ready to move in now. 3148 wyoming house W/D incl. $695 10060 Lakes blvd. Luxury condo gated community $1295 2924 Iowa Remodeled duplex $650 McDaniel Properties 225.388.9858 HOUSE FOR RENT Walk to LSU. 4br/1.5. 1485 W. Chimes St. Huge yard. $1000/ mo 225.603.4805 Tiger Manor Condominiums. UNITS READY FOR FALL 2009! Brand new 1, 2, & 3 bedrooms available. Reserve your unit today! Walk to class! 3000 July St. 225346-5055. Location. Location. Location... Start Living. You Will Love williamsburg 4065 Burbank Drive. $475. No Pets. for picture and floorplan. 978-1649. Near South Gates of LSU 2 BR 1 1/2 Bath condo 755 East Boyd completely updated ready immediately $1,000/ mo. year lease Call Geri today 225.806.2727 5118 Brightside View Drive 3BD/2BA $775/ MO-Plus Deposit 225.753.3853 2 BD/ 1 BTH 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath $1525/ Month Arlington Trace Condo 2405 Brightside on LSU Bus Route Parking for 3 Cars, All Appliances Included, Nice! 310.989.4453 $450 Move In Special Near Walk-Ons and Co-op Bookstore - 4118 Burbank. No Pets. Walk or bike to school. On the LSU busline. Leave a message. 978-1649. For pictures and floor plan,

Two-bed townhouse, Nicholson Dr. near LSU, w / D, $650/ month, Call (225)2786621 FOR RENT 3 BR1 1/2 BA house next to campus. Fenced yard. Range, refrig., washer & dryer. Central heat, window A/C. $960 per month. Deposit and lease. Available now. 225.766.2963 LSU Area 3 BR / 1 Bath Newly Renovated with beautiful wood flrs., new tile in kitchen & bath. Comes with all appl. inclds washer/ dryer. Near LSU campus, on LSU busline or walk to class. 1 yr. sem. lease. Lawn care included. Very nice! $975 w/ $500 deposit 225.928.2864 WALK TO LSU 2BRUNF $575 3313 Iowa, central AC washateria 9275495 7660579 Need Something Typed? Call or email today!! or 225.216.7275 225.216.7275

Roommate Wanted roomate To share newly renovated 2 BR condo, S. Acadian. $500 plus share utilities. 225-8101417;225-485-2683. 225.344.4553 225.344.4553 Female Roommate Wanted to share 2 bedroom/1 bath. $380/month plus half of power bill. No deposit. Must be full-time student. 225.439.4742 ROOMATE NEEDED! 3 grls need 4th roomate house on stanford ave rent $375! 225.244.5303 $425 All Utilities included!!! HOUSE!-SHARE-A-HUGE 3BR/3BATHHOUSE-NEAR-LSU-ALL-UTITLITIESINCLUDED!!!!-HIGHSPEED-INTERNET-CABLE-NICE-EXCLUSIVE-AREA-OFF-CONGRESS AND-PERKINS.-LARGE-YARD-ALARM-GATED ACCESS--MALE-ROOMMATES. 3LARGE LIVINGROOMS-PERFECT-FOR-LSUGAMES!EMAIL MANYTASKS@YAHOO. COM OR CALL 225.772.2506 225.772.2506 225.772.2506 1 Female Roommate Needed 3 Bedroom/2 Bath House Near Campus $375 + 1/3 of Utilities Contact @ 225.235.1085 Female Roommate Needed to share 3br/2bath house in Highland Creek. $425 plus 1/3 utilities. Call Debbie at 504-2014170


TIGERTOWN 1BRUNF $425 AC stove fridge 9275495/7660579 NICE NEIGHBORHOOD-2 Story House-3BR/2BA--W/ D and D/ W--367 Stoney Creek--$1400--Call Rusty 225.892.8702 Spacious Condo 2br/2ba $950 Carport, wshr/ dryer alarm sys. Near resturants and shopping center Contact Sheila Hyde 225-324-6619 LSU Walk to Campus. New Orleans Courtyard/ POOL 1001 Aster 1 br $495. Very Nice. No Pets.766-2115 WalK To Campus 1Br, 2Br, and Townhomes. Starting as low as $400.00. www. 225.346.4789

The cute petite girl in econ 2030 with the red VW Jetta has a secret admirer :) I’m too shy to say hi, but if you are curious to find out who your admirer is email me at LOOKING FOR: Non-fratstar. A guy who really knows how to use his cargo pockets. A man who can describe himself with a cute graphic T. Gelled hair preferred. You can find me onstage at Reggies. Come by and buy me a Jager shot or shoot me an email. No summer love? Hopeless romantic

looking for a cute girl who knows what she wants and likes to be treated well. If your idea of a nice night is a movie on the big screen and a bottle of wine, let me know.

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!

SEARCHING 4 SOULMATE 20yo Asian guy seeking masculine guy 18-23 to date. Races open. I’m a sweetheart!

Lost and Found REWARD for LOST CAT Large gray cat w/ orange eyes, missing since Aug. 2nd. 225.302.5090


Thursday, AUGUST 27, 2009



The Daily Reveille - Aug. 27, 2009  

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The Daily Reveille - Aug. 27, 2009  

news, sports, entertainment