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Treasurer calls for higher ed. overhaul

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RAGIN’ ON THE BAYOU

By Kyle Bove Senior Staff Writer

State Treasurer John Kennedy called for the restructuring of Louisiana’s higher education and proposed a single board govern the state’s three systems in an opinion column published Thursday. In the piece, Kennedy compared the state’s higher education system to conflicts in Iraq. “Just as the Sunnis fight the Shiites who fight the Kurds for political power and natural resources, the three systems of higher education in Louisiana scrap over turf and scarce taxpayer dollars in a political free-for-all that plays out every year in the Louisiana Legislature,” Kennedy said. The three college systems in the state are the LSU System, Southern System and University of Louisiana System. They each have a board of supervisors and had to deal with funding cuts because of the recession and slumping state revenues this summer. Kennedy said only one board should govern all of higher education. It would be more efficient and effective, he said. “A single board would be able to make strategic decisions based on data and resources, not politics,” Kennedy said. “This will help Louisiana be better prepared to meet the

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Louisiana-Lafayette fans cheer for the Ragin’ Cajuns on Sept. 5 at Cajun Field. LSU will play ULL for the 22nd time Saturday at 6 p.m. in Tiger Stadium.

Questions arise whether LSU-Louisiana-Lafayette matchup considered rivalry By Rob Landry Sports Contributor

The LSU football team has never lost to Louisiana-Lafayette. The Tigers have surrendered only one touchdown in 21 matchups against the Ragin’ Cajuns — 16 of those games being shutouts. LSU has a commanding lead in the all-time score as well, dominating ULL

by a total of 957-22. Despite the extreme disparity in just about every statistical category, ULL fans are still excited for the matchup between the Tigers (2-0) and the Ragin’ Cajuns (2-0) this weekend in Tiger Stadium. “Absolutely, without a doubt, 100 percent, it is a rivalry game,” said ULL kinesiology junior Jacques Leruth. “People around here feel that LSU

gets everything in the state, and we’re being looked over in this game. Plus, we’re right across the bayou from each other.” LSU fans have slightly different sentiments toward the matchup with the Ragin’ Cajuns. “I would not really consider the game a rivalry,” said LSU undecided sophomore and RIVALRY, see page 13

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‘If LSU is playing Germany in the national championship somehow, I’d probably pull for Germany.’ Jacques Leruth

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TRANSPORTATION

Web site to inform about bike laws Phase one master plan to be complete by spring By Mary Walker Baus Staff Writer

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Brooke Hebert, elementary education sophomore, chains her bike to a tree Wednesday afternoon outside Middleton Library.

Bicycles are everywhere since Baton Rouge and the University began going “green.” To deal with the increasing number of bicyclists, map out safe routes around town and provide the rules of the road in the state and on campus, Student Government, the Environmental

Conservation Organization and the Baton Rouge Advocates for Safe Streets have partnered together to create LSU Bikes — a one-stop Web page for all bicycling information on SG’s Web site. Moshe Cohen, mathematics graduate student, said no Web site or organization for bike advocacy or collective biking information exists. Cohen said many riders do not know the state laws and University regulations about bicycles. He said the Web site will show bikers what they are allowed to do instead of telling them what they cannot do. “Helping bikers helps everyone,”

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Cohen said. “Solving this issue will solve larger traffic issues around LSU’s campus. The goal is to house bicycling information in one place ... to pair the rules with their rights.” Cohen said University rules BICYCLE, see page 14


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Nation & World

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NATIONAL

EU leaders press Obama on bonuses, climate change

Yale animal lab technician charged with murder of student worker

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU leaders issued a joint plea to President Barack Obama on Thursday to back their call for rich and developing nations to cap bankers’ pay and to impose deeper cuts on emissions for a new global climate change pact. All EU nations are in “total unity” that the world cannot repeat the “scandal.”

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — As police charged a Yale animal lab technician with murdering a graduate student who worked in his building, a portrait began to emerge Thursday of an unpleasant stickler for the rules who often clashed with researchers and considered the mice cages his personal fiefdom. Police charged 24-year-old Raymond Clark III with murder, arresting him at a motel a day after taking hair, fingernail and saliva samples to compare with evidence from the grisly crime scene at Yale’s medical school.

Mexico says millions of swine flu cases possible during winter MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico could see up to 5 million cases of swine flu during this winter’s flu season, a higher projection than officials had previously given, the health secretary said Thursday. Secretary Jose Angel Cordova said in the worst-case scenario, deaths could reach 2,000. Cordova told the television network Televisa on Thursday that officials in recent weeks have seen a resurgence of the flu that first hit in April.

Americans’ household wealth grows for first time in two years WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in two years, Americans actually got a little wealthier. Household wealth grew by $2 trillion, or about 4 percent, this spring, ending the longest stretch of quarterly declines on records dating back to

1952, the Federal Reserve reported Thursday. Net worth — the value of assets such as homes, checking accounts and investments minus debts like mortgages and credit cards — came to $53.1 trillion for the second quarter. Stock portfolios came back to life this spring after the market hit its lows for the year in March, and home prices have stabilized. Obama honors US soldier killed on Afghan battlefield WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday praised a U.S. soldier who three times left cover for an attempted rescue while Taliban bullets and grenades rained around him, ultimately losing his own life while trying to save his comrade on an Afghan battlefield. A somber Obama, standing just feet from Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti’s parents, told a White House audience the 30-yearold soldier’s sacrifice should give Americans pause when they throw around words such as duty, honor, sacrifice and heroism.

STATE/LOCAL

Baton Rouge gets best, worst ratings in survey results

$45 million in new construction spending approved

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Baton Rouge is Louisiana’s best place to live and its worst, a new report says. A coalition of groups analyzed 2007 data on health, education and earnings to form a quality of life index. The “best” rating for Baton Rouge cited a suburban swath of predominantly white southern East Baton Rouge Parish combined with West Baton Rouge Parish. The “worst” rating came for sections of downtown and north Baton Rouge, which are predominantly black. The report, spearheaded by Oxfam America, the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation and other groups, said someone in the first area “is expected to live, on average, nearly half a decade longer, earn twice as much, is almost three times more likely to have a bachelor’s degree and is three times less likely to have dropped out of high school” than someone living in the other section.

(AP) — A nearly $45 million list of new state construction spending is moving ahead. The state Bond Commission approved the list of projects Thursday without objection. That list includes local museums, drainage projects, an animal shelter in Washington Parish, a baseball stadium in Baton Rouge and a slew of other construction plans.

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State board pushes for changes to Gov. Jindal’s ethics laws NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A nonpartisan research group has joined the state ethics board in calling for changes to ethics laws Gov. Bobby Jindal pushed through the Legislature in 2008. On Thursday, the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana said Jindal and the Legislature should ask the Louisiana Law Institute — a group of lawyers, law school faculty and other experts — to examine the law and suggest revisions.

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LSU DINING

Project Green Thumb offers inexpensive drink options LSU-branded mugs “geaux green” By Lindsey Meaux Senior Staff Writer

With fuel-efficient cars, reusable shopping bags available at nearly every department store and the increasing popularity of recycling bins, LSU Dining is also leaving its stamp on going “green” — with reusable mugs. LSU Dining has sold nearly 5,000 reusable mugs within the last year as part of the national Project Green Thumb, prompting the University to adopt its own LSU-branded mugs — but the sale of the mugs does little to decrease consumption, said Matt Moerschbaecher, renewable natural resources graduate student. “It’s been a real hit,” said LSU Dining Director David Heidke. “It was such a success here, we took the step of getting an LSU-branded refillable mug.” The LSU-branded mugs will be available by the end of September for $5. Project Green Thumb mugs were available throughout the summer at a discounted price of $5 with any purchase in the Tiger Lair, Pierre’s Landing, the Atrium Cafe in the Design Building and CC’s Community Coffee House in

the Middleton and Law libraries. They were previously available for $8. With the mug, fountain drink and coffee refills are available at the discounted price of 99 cents at participating locations — locales where the mugs are available for purchase. “There’s a cost due to LSU Dining for offering that program,” Heidke said of the discount offered on refills. “It’s just one of the responsible things that we as a dining unit on campus should do.” Moerschbaecher said students ideally should be offered refills on containers they already possess because it would decrease the sale of plastic. “Why don’t they just allow everybody to have 99 cent drinks if it’s the same or smaller volume [as the cups being sold]?” Moerschbaecher said. “It’s about money. They’ve obviously figured they can make enough money by selling these containers.” The majority of sustainable pushes being made are merely “corporations cashing in on the green trend,” Moerschbaecher said — but the efforts fall short of decreasing overall consumption. From the perspective of public health concerns, Moerschbaecher said using plastic to transport hot liquids — like coffee — could potentially have negative health repercussions because plastic

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Reusable Project Green Thumb mugs sit unsold Wednesday on a shelf in the Union.

becomes more malleable and loses bisphenol A when heated. Studies have shown the release of bisphenol A could be linked to birth defects in children, Moerschbaecher said. But Moerschbaecher said making the option of refillable mugs available to students is a positive decision. Cas Smith, Student Government assistant director of Campus Development, said SG is working with LSU Dining to offer alternatives to fountain drinks and coffees at discounted prices. “I discussed with [Heidke] about having more liquids accessible for a reduced price and also more locations accepting the green

FACILITIES

MDA building to open Sunday

Facility features new technology By Kyle Bove Senior Staff Writer

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The Music and Dramatic Arts Building will officially open its doors Sunday after undergoing a nearly five-year, $22 million renovation. Originally built in the 1930s, the building was completely gutted — making way for state-of-the-art facilities and plenty of art-deco charm. A re-dedication ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the restored Claude L. Shaver Theatre, where some Swine Palace and LSU Opera productions take Log on place now. to see a After a preslideshow sentation from of pictures government of the new leaders and UniMusic and versity alumni, Dramatic there will be an Arts open house for Building. the public to see the renovations. A presentation of Swine Palace’s latest comedy “The Royal Family” at 7:30 p.m. in the Shaver Theatre will end the evening. The event is free and open to the public, and tickets for the show are on sale for $28.

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Stagehands build the set Wednesday afternoon in the newly renovated Claude L. Shaver Theatre in preparation for opening night on Sunday.

Constructed in 1932 during the Great Depression, it only cost about $600,000 and took a mere 18 months to construct. “The height of the Great Depression did not stop Gov. Huey Long and other visionary Louisiana leaders and citizens from building this monument to the performing arts and related scholarly field,” said Laurence Kaptain, dean of the College of Music and Dramatic Arts. “All these years later, it still retains that importance.” The building — which is now 20 percent bigger — has new features like a black box studio theatre for student productions, a dance/opera studio and a design technology lab, complete with a dozen drafting tables and computers equipped with the latest design software. “Everything’s just state-of-theart,” said Vastine Stabler, director of marketing and public relations for the LSU Department of Theatre. “A lot

of stuff here is going to be better than what you find backstage at Broadway.” Several “smart” classrooms have also been added, equipped with projectors, computers and other luxuries the school didn’t have before. A new movement studio, allowing students to experiment with Cirque du Soleil-style fabric performance, and a high-tech piano lab are also part of the renovations. A large costume studio — housing separate rooms for dying fabric, sewing, and storing clothing and other equipment — was also added. Classroom demonstrations and small performances will be held during the open house Sunday, Stabler said.

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mug,” Smith said. Other SG initiatives aimed at reducing waste include a campuswide composting initiative and partnering with Frito-Lay to recycle chip bags, Smith said.

The upcoming LSU Fall Fest will have a stand and Tiger Card swipe area set up to distribute First Year Experience mugs to incoming freshmen, according to FYE Program Coordinator Maggi Spurlock. FYE is partnering with LSU Dining to produce the mugs featuring an FYE logo and contact information, Spurlock said. “It’s a good way for [freshmen] to visibly identify other first year students, and it kind of creates a community for them,” Spurlock said. An overarching goal of distributing the mugs to first-year students is a green one, Spurlock said. “We want them to be mindful of being green,” she said. Contact Lindsey Meaux at lmeaux@lsureveille.com


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FINANCIAL AID

DAIRY STORE

Ice cream new gameday treat House votes gov’t in Two Tiger Stadium charge of college aid venues to open CBO: $87 billion in taxes to be saved

By Mary Walker Baus Staff Writer

Tiger fans can scream for their team — and ice cream — starting Saturday. The School of Animal Sciences will open two new venues to sell the LSU AgCenter Dairy Store ice cream on game days in addition to the location on South Stadium Drive. The new venues are located in the concession area in Tiger Stadium directly behind the South goalposts and on the sidewalk between the stadium and the PMAC. “We tried to do this for a while with our own labor, but budget cuts kept [us] from doing it,” said Gary Hay, interim director of the School of Animal Sciences. “We got the student organizations involved as a way for them to raise their funds.” Hay said the money raised will go to the Block and Bridle Club and the Dairy Science Club. University students in these organizations will sell the ice cream at all three locations. “The clubs will make somewhere around a dollar a cup,” Hay said. “About 25 percent of sales is profit — that goes to them.” Brittany Bourg, Block and Bridle Club president and agricultural business senior, said the club will use the money to fund different scholarships for students within the club each spring. Cathleen Williams, animal science associate professor and Dairy Science Club adviser, said the money earned by members will fund attendance to American Dairy Science Association regional and national conferences. Hay said the School of Animal Sciences, which operates the Dairy Store, has to pay Tiger

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Remington Leger, geology senior and Dairy Store employee, scoops ice cream June 17. Students will work the new Dairy Store venues to earn money for their clubs.

Concessions a cut of its sales but would not disclose an amount. Hay said the Dairy Store location inside Tiger Stadium will stay open until the end of the game if business goes well. Contact Mary Walker Baus at mwbaus@lsureveille.com

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Thursday in favor of the biggest overhaul of college aid programs since their creation in the 1960s — a bill to oust private lenders from the student loan business and put the government in charge. The vote was 253-171 in favor of a bill that fulfills nearly all of President Obama’s campaign promises for higher education: The measure ends subsidies for private lenders, boosts Pell Grants for needy students and creates a grant program to improve community colleges, among other things. “These are reforms that have been talked about for years, but they’re always blocked by special interests and their lobbyists,” Obama said Thursday during a rally at the University of Maryland. “Well, because you voted for change in November, we’re going to bring change in the House of Representatives today,” the president said. Ending loan subsidies and turning control over to the government would save taxpayers an estimated $87 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Lawmakers would use that money to help make college more

affordable, increasing the maximum Pell Grant by $1,400 to $6,900 over the next decade. “The choice before us is clear. We can either keep sending these subsidies to banks or we can start sending them directly to students,” said the bill’s sponsor, California Democratic Rep. George Miller, chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee. Yet the money also would be spent on things that don’t help pay for college, such as construction at K-12 schools and new preschool programs. And while the measure would increase Pell Grants, it would do nothing to curb college costs, which rise much faster than Pell Grants do. In addition, the CBO says when administrative costs and market conditions are considered, the savings from switching to direct government lending could be much lower, $47 billion instead of $87 billion. Republicans warned instead of saving the government money, as Democrats promise, the bill could wind up costing the government more money. “Unfortunately, the numbers just don’t add up,” said Minnesota Rep. John Kline, senior Republican on the Education Committee.

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STATE

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NATION

Commission aims to cut spending Obama pitches health State estimated to care to college students ‘We have too many have $3B shortfall By Adam Duvernay Senior Staff Writer

A large influx of federal dollars after Hurricane Katrina turned Louisiana from an economically poor state into a relatively rich one. But enormous federal funding decreased over time, and the state has faced a severe decline in revenues through the 2012 fiscal year. Enter the Commission on Streamlining Government, a 10member panel created in July to study which state agencies can be eliminated, streamlined, consolidated or outsourced to reduce the size of government. “Now is the time to drive the reforms needed to create a strong and sustainable state government that is accountable and effective,” said Gov. Bobby Jindal in a Sept. 16 letter to state Sen. Jack Donahue, chairman of the commission. The state’s per-capita income increased 42 percent from 2005 to 2007, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The increase includes all sources of revenue, including federal assistance like the Road Home program and other recovery programs. The increase in per-capita income relates to less federal aid, though most of the money has been spent on recovery. Because of this and other factors, the state’s five-year budget outlook shows an estimated shortfall of almost $3 billion. This shortfall requires at least $802 million in savings for the 2010 fiscal year alone. These required savings exclude another $146 million in reductions required for higher education. Those reductions are being handled by a separate commission. The commission is broken down into five advisory groups, each responsible for exploring ways to reduce state spending in various sectors. The groups are expected to present their ideas to the general commission in mid-October, said Jerry Guillot, streamlining commission administrator. One of the ideas already submitted by the Advisory Group on Efficiency and Benchmarking recommends the University of Louisiana System, Southern University, LSU systems and the boards of supervisors for each be abolished. “We don’t have too many universities — we have too many universities that try to do the same thing,” said John Kennedy, state treasurer and chairman of the advisory group on efficiency and benchmarking. The advisory group recommended each of these organizations be placed under the Louisiana Board of Regents to limit the number of organizations required to operate the systems. “We need a government structure that looks like someone designed it on purpose, and we don’t have that,” Kennedy said. “It’s hurting our universities, it’s hurting LSU

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particularly and it’s costing the taxpayers’ money.” To reduce the rate of criminal recidivism in the state, the group put forth a recommendation to require inmates at least pass a general education development test before being eligible for probation or parole. Pam Laborde, communication director for the state department of corrections, said this recommendation would drive up the cost of incarceration because it would require more teachers and longer periods of incarceration.

“There are obviously some things we’d have to work out before that statute could be implemented,” Laborde said. Though no dollar figure is available, Laborde said it could save money in the long run if it reduced the recidivism rate in the state. She said Louisiana has a 46 to 47 percent recidivism rate. Another recommendation would prohibit legislative earmarks for non-government agencies like social clubs and nonprofit organizations. The advisory group found the state appropriates millions of dollars to NGOs each year, which curtail the ability of the executive branch to manage fund allocation. Kennedy said $30 to $60 million are earmarked for NGOs each year. Contact Adam Duvernay at aduvernay@lsureveille.com

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama called reinventing health care a “defining struggle of this generation” on Thursday, even as several Democrats criticized some of the fine print in a Senate proposal the president has praised. Obama told about 15,000 college students at a campaign-style rally that Congress must resist scare tactics and false accusations to remake the nation’s health care system. The fight will be difficult, he said, and resistance that started surfacing Thursday to a key provision in Sen. Max Baucus’ bill illustrated that. Several Democrats expressed concerns about a new tax proposed by Baucus, a

Montana Democrat who chairs the Finance Committee. It would apply to high-value health insurance policies, but some say it would hit too many middle-class workers. Obama, seemingly energized by the wildly cheering students at the University of Maryland, said forces are lining up in favor of a major health care bill, even as “special interests” oppose it. He said an “unprecedented coalition” of hospitals, doctors, nurses and drugmakers support the effort. Some of the most enthusiastic backers, he said, “are the very medical professionals who have firsthand knowledge” of how badly the current system operates. Contact The Daily Reveille’s news staff at news@lsureveille.com


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TECHNOLOGY

Company offers genetic analysis Reports determine likelihood of disease By Ryan Buxton Staff Writer

People who are concerned with the dangers of serious illnesses like Parkinson’s disease or various types of cancer have a new resource to evaluate the likelihood of developing them — an online service which analyzes genes and reports on the possibility of contracting diseases. For $399, customers can mail a saliva sample to 23andMe, a personal genomics company based in California which tests the customer’s DNA for genes commonly correlated with certain diseases. The site then provides a report on whether clients are more, less or as likely as the average person to develop 116 different diseases and traits. Results for tests like this one are determined by looking for genes which have been highly correlated with certain conditions, said Steven Pomarico, biology professor. One example is two genes in women, which can be evidence of breast cancer. “If you’ve got one of the two genes, your chance for developing breast cancer is six times greater,” Pomarico said. “If you’ve got both, your chance is 600 times greater.”

Several variables with services like these make genetic testing a slippery slope, Pomarico said. The company’s ability to properly analyze genes and the quality of current research about diseases could affect that test’s accuracy, and the average person may not be able to ascertain that information, he said. 23andMe acknowledges the room for error in its test results and is clear about what its service is not meant to be. “We cannot and do not diagnose diseases or medical conditions, provide medical advice or otherwise assess your health,” according to 23andMe’s Web site. Pomarico said one useful application of the data would be avoiding environmental factors which could increase the chances of developing a condition. “If I found out I was predisposed to a lung condition, I wouldn’t want to live in a place where pollution is high,” Pomarico said. Blaire Whitaker, communication disorders sophomore, said she would be cautious about test results. “If I got bad news, I wouldn’t be too pessimistic,” she said. “I would definitely go to the doctor.” Alejandra Vargas, psychology junior, agreed on the importance of a doctor. “Based on the percentage of how likely I am to get a disease, I would take precautions and ask my

doctor if I should be concerned,” Vargas said. But there could be other uses for the data not intended by 23andMe, Pomarico said. Knowledge about predisposition to disease could affect the way people think about insurance policies. “People might say, ‘If I know I have something really bad, I should increase my life insurance. I’ll take out a gazillion dollar policy and leave a lot of money to someone,’” Pomarico said. The other side of that — insurance companies gaining genetic information about policy holders — could also be a concern. “If you were an insurance company and you had an accurate way of assessing that one group of people had higher likelihood of getting a condition than another group, wouldn’t you charge the first group more for insurance?” Pomarico said. “It could be a good business model. But is it ethical?” 23andMe offers customers the option of keeping results private or making it available to others. Pomarico said the results and how customers use them may vary, but the bottom line on genetic testing is research, and the interpretation of it is always changing. Contact Ryan Buxton at rbuxton@lsureveille.com

Friday, September 18, 2009

TRAPPED IN A LOCKER

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The Locker Gallery in the main hallway of the sculpture building features a new, light-up sculpture every few weeks done by Sculpture graduate student Kit French.


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INTERNATIONAL

Nuclear agency: Iran able to make atomic bomb Report traces Iran’s ambitions to 1984 By George Jahn The Associated Press

VIENNA (AP) — Iran experts at the U.N nuclear monitoring agency believe Tehran has the ability to make a nuclear bomb and worked on developing a missile system that can carry an atomic warhead, according to a confidential report seen by The Associated Press. The document drafted by senior officials at the International Atomic Energy Agency is the clearest indication yet that those officials share Washington’s views on Iran’s weapon-making capabilities and missile technology — even if they have not made those views public. The document, titled “Possible Military Dimension of Iran’s Nuclear Program,” appeared to be the so-called IAEA “secret annex” on Iran’s alleged nuclear arms program that the U.S., France, Israel and other IAEA members say is being withheld by agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei — claims the nuclear watchdog denies. It is a record of IAEA findings since the agency began probing Iran’s nuclear program in 2007 and has been continuously updated. The information in the document that is either new, more detailed or represents a more forthright conclusion than found in published IAEA reports includes — The IAEA’s assessment that Iran worked on developing a chamber inside a ballistic missile capable of housing a warhead payload “that is quite likely to be nuclear.” — That Iran engaged in “probable testing” of explosives commonly used to detonate a nuclear warhead — a method known as a “full-scale hemispherical explosively driven shock system.” — An assessment that Iran worked on developing a system “for initiating a hemispherical high explosive charge” of the kind used to help spark a nuclear blast. In another key finding, an excerpt notes, “The agency ... assesses that Iran has sufficient information to be able to design and produce a workable implosion nuclear device (an atomic bomb) based on HEU (highly enriched uranium) as the fission fuel.” ElBaradei said in 2007 there was no “concrete evidence” that Iran was engaged in atomic

weapons work — a source of friction with the United States, which has sought a hard-line stance on Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. Responding to the AP report, the agency did not deny the existence of a confidential record of its knowledge and assessment of Iran’s alleged attempts to make nuclear weapons. But an agency statement said the IAEA “has no concrete proof that there is or has been a nuclear weapon program in Iran.” It cited ElBaradei as telling the agency’s 35-nation governing board last week that “continuing allegations that the IAEA was withholding information on Iran are politically motivated and totally baseless.” “Information from a variety of sources ... is critically assessed by a team of experts working collectively in accordance with the agency’s practices,” it said. “The IAEA reiterates that all relevant information and assessments that have gone through the above process have already been provided to the IAEA Board of Governors in reports of the director general.” The document traces Iran’s nuclear arms ambitions as far back as 1984, when current supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was president and Iran was at war with Iraq. At a top-level meeting at that time, according to the document, Khamenei endorsed a nuclear weapons program, saying “a nuclear arsenal would serve Iran as a deterrent in the hands of God’s soldiers.” He and other top Iranian leaders insist their country is opposed to nuclear weapons, describing them as contrary to Islam. They argue that Iran’s uranium enrichment program and other activities are strictly for civilian purposes. Senior U.S. government officials have for years held the view that Iran has the expertise to make

a bomb. The Obama administration said Thursday it was scrapping a Bush-era plan for a missile defense shield in Eastern Europe. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the decision came after U.S. intelligence concluded that Iran’s short- and medium-range missiles were developing more rapidly than previously projected and now pose a greater near-term threat than the intercontinental ballistic missiles addressed by the plan under former President George W. Bush. The AP saw two versions of the U.N. document — one running 67 pages that was described as being between six months and a year old, and the most recent one with more than 80 pages and growing because of constant updates. Both were tagged “confidential.” A senior international official identified the document as one described by the U.S. and other IAEA member nations as a “secret annex” on Iran’s nuclear program. The IAEA has called reports of a “secret annex” misinformation. The document is based on intelligence provided by member states, the agency’s own investigations and input from outside nuclear arms experts under contract with the IAEA. Iran is under three sets of U.N. Security Council sanctions for refusing to freeze enrichment, the key to making both nuclear fuel and weapons-grade uranium. It is blocking IAEA attempts to probe allegations based on U.S., Israeli and other intelligence that it worked on a nuclear weapons program. Iran recently agreed to meet Oct. 1 with the U.S. and five other world powers seeking curbs on its atomic activities for the first time in more than a year. But Tehran says it is not prepared to discuss its nuclear activities. Presented with excerpts from the earlier paper, the senior international official said some

of the wording and conclusions were outdated because they had been updated as recently as several weeks ago by IAEA experts probing Iran for signs it was — or is — hiding work on developing nuclear arms. At the same time, he confirmed the accuracy of the excerpts, including Khamenei’s comments, as well as the IAEA assessment that Iran already had the expertise to make a nuclear bomb and was well-positioned to develop ways of equipping missiles with atomic warheads. An official from one of the 150 IAEA member nations who showed the AP the older version of the document said much of the information in it has either never been published or, if so, in less direct language within ElBaradei’s periodic Iran reports first circulated to the agency’s

board and released to the public. That was confirmed by the senior international official. The officials providing the information both insisted on anonymity because of the confidentiality of the document, which they said was meant to be seen only by ElBaradei and his top lieutenants. In the case of Khamenei, there is only an oblique reference in the annex to ElBaradei’s Iran report of May 26, 2008, saying the agency had asked Tehran for “information about a high level meeting in 1984 on reviving Iran’s pre-revolution nuclear program.” The international official said the Iranians denied that Khamenei backed the concept of nuclear weapons for his country. Contact The Daily Reveille’s news staff at news@lsureveille.com


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Louisiana-Lafayette senior offensive lineman Brad Bustle originally committed to play football at Southeastern but transferred to ULL and eventually earned a scholarship after walking on the team.

Flow

Louisiana-Lafayette senior offensive guard Brad Bustle overcomes ‘coach’s son’ moniker By Chris Branch Sports Contributor

Football is in Louisiana-Lafayette senior offensive guard Brad Bustle’s genes. It’s in his blood. Bustle, son of ULL coach Rickey Bustle, was raised on the practice fields of Virginia Tech, where his father was offensive coordinator under Frank Beamer from 1995-2001. “I think he cut his teeth on football,” said Lynn Bustle, Brad’s mother. “He was out there every day, following his dad around everywhere. I think, kind of by osmosis, it got in his blood because we certainly didn’t pressure him to even play football.” But football seemed to choose him. As a toddler, Brad was already watching film with

Rickey most nights. He wanted to know the plays and how they worked. He would dash around the living room, performing the plays for his parents. He was a coach in the making. Rickey was hired as ULL’s head coach in 2002 when Brad was in the ninth grade and, naturally, was playing football. By the time his senior year of high school rolled around, Brad had nary an offer from the collegiate ranks, not even from his father. He hadn’t yet hit his growth spurt, a negative in most college coaches’ eyes. That’s not to say his father didn’t want him at ULL. It just wasn’t feasible to offer a scholarship. “No question, I wanted him to come here,” Rickey Bustle said. “We talked about

that. He knew that. I wanted him to make his own decision to where he wanted to go.” Nevertheless, at the beginning of summer after graduation, he got a call from Southeastern Louisiana. They offered a scholarship, and he quickly accepted. “I had been watching them throughout the season and saw some random games on TV and thought it would be cool to go there,” Brad said. “They recruited me and had me on a visit, so that’s where I wanted to go.” The decision was made, and Brad was happy. One of Brad’s main reasons for shying away from ULL was the thought of being “the coach’s son.” That summer, Brad worked out with ULL BUSTLE, see page 15

‘I didn’t know how other players would accept me because of [being the coach’s son]. But I found out quick that I came here and worked hard, and they respected me for that.’ Brad Bustle, Louisiana-Lafayette senior offensive guard

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FOOTBALL

LSU pays Tulane $700K to end series

By Rachel Whittaker Chief Sports Writer

LSU paid Tulane $700,000 to cancel the remaining six matchups between the schools, senior associate athletic director Verge Ausberry said Thursday. Ausberry said the decision was made largely because of the changing economy. “We just came up with a number,” he said. “We found a number that was fair and talked to both sides, and the cancel was made. Both are ready to part next year and explore different scheduling opportunities.” Ausberry said LSU is paying Tulane $650,000 to play Oct. 31 in Baton Rouge, which will be the final game in the 10-year contract that was signed in May 2005. Ausberry said the economic uncertainty did not make it smart to continue following through with such a lengthy contract. “We just said it was time to change it. A 10-year deal was too long,” Ausberry said. “When the financial structure changes, you have to change with it ... There is a good relationship between both athletic departments.” LSU was scheduled to open the 2010 season at Tulane, but that spot was officially filled Wednesday with the announcement that LSU will face North Carolina in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Sept. 4 in Atlanta. LSU made some other scheduling moves this week, adding a game against Louisiana-Monroe in Baton Rouge on Nov. 13, 2010 and a game against Northwestern State on Sept. 10, 2011. LSU also moved a proposed home matchup with Southern Miss to Nov. 12, 2011. Contact Rachel Whittaker at rwhittaker@lsureveille.com

VOLLEYBALL

Tigers open SEC play tonight Team to face Tenn., Ky. this weekend By Andy Schwehm Sports Writer

LSU volleyball coach Fran Flory’s team was picked in the preseason by the Southeastern Conference coaches to win the SEC Western Division title. If they do win the division, it would mark the fifth-straight season the Tigers have done so.

For Flory and the Tigers, that’s a great achievement. But it’s not quite what they want — they want the outright SEC championship. That quest begins in the PMAC this weekend as LSU (6-3) will open its conference schedule against Tennessee (6-3) tonight and will also face Kentucky (10-0) on Sunday afternoon. “This weekend is going to go a long way because these two teams are two of the top teams in the conference,” Flory said.

LSU sophomore libero Lauren Waclawczyk said despite a tough weekend, she feels the Tigers have the talent to achieve their goal. “We’re figuring out our system still,” Waclawczyk said. “But when we are in [a] system, I feel like nobody can stop us.” Home matches like these will be important for Flory’s club, as road victories are hard to come by in the conference. Last season, VOLLEYBALL, see page 15

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LSU junior setter Brittany Johnson and senior middle blocker Britnee Cooper jump to block the ball Sept. 4 against Nebraska junior outside hitter Tara Mueller.


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CROSS COUNTRY

Tigers get second shot at today’s Crimson Classic meet Last week’s season opener rained out By Jonathan Schexnayder Sports Contributor

The LSU cross country teams will finally get their season underway today at the Crimson Classic in Tuscaloosa, Ala., after last week’s season opening meet was rained out. LSU coach Mark Elliott said it was unfortunate his runners did not get the opportunity to compete last weekend, and the teams adjusted this week’s practice regimen because of the rainout at the Texas A&M Invitational. “The kids were looking forward to it,” Elliott said. “It gives us another week to prepare for this meet.” The Crimson Classic, hosted by Alabama at Harry Pritchard Running Course, begins at 5 p.m. with the women’s 5K race and is followed by the men’s 8K race at 5:30 p.m. Pritchard Running Course will also be the host site of the NCAA South Regional later in the season. The Crimson Classic consists of 16 teams in both the men’s and women’s races. The Tigers match up against stiff competition with Southeastern Conference foe and

host team No. 10 Alabama. Other conference teams competing on the men’s side include No. 13 Auburn and Tennessee. Elliott praised the Crimson Tide for their lofty ranking. “They have one of the best teams in the country,” he said. “You’re not going to find a better team to run against. We are going to try to do the best we can with the talent level that we have.” Both the Alabama men’s and women’s teams won the Crimson Classic last season. The Tigers last competed at the Crimson Classic in 2007, with both teams placing third. Then-freshmen Kyle Hecker and Ken Ehrhardt placed 46th and 52nd, respectively. Hecker finished in 27:46.91, while Ehrhardt posted a time of 27:58.80. Elliott said he is eager to see how his teams do against formidable competition in their opening meet of the season. “After it’s over, we will see how we stack up against them,” he said. Several of the runners Elliott will count on this weekend are inexperienced. Senior-to-be Andy Florek and junior Richard Chautin, two of eight upperclassmen on the roster will both redshirt this season for academic reasons. Florek was one of the most consistent runners for the Tigers a season ago. He ran in all six meets

and scored in four of them with a personal best 26:30.47 at the Tiger Invitational. Chautin placed a personal best ninth last season in the Tiger Festival. Elliott said he expects sophomores Luke Dessauer and Cullen Doody to lead the pack for the Tigers. Now juniors Hecker and Ehrhardt are familiar with the course. Juniors Sean Swanner, Tim Landry and sophomore Kenneth Schiffman will also compete for the Tigers. “We may not have a kid that can win the race this weekend, but if they all run up to their potential, we should do well as a team,” Elliott said. ���It’s just a matter of who’s ready to run on that day.” On the women’s side, Elliott said the Lady Tigers are strong in terms of numbers this week. Senior Kayann Thompson and freshman Charlene Lipsey, both distance runners for the track team, add depth to the women’s team. Sophomore Jenna Henssler and redshirt senior Katie Hamel are expected to be the top runners for the Lady Tigers. Henssler posted a 5K personal best 19:43.2 at the Tiger Invitational. Sophomores Amber Abbott, Laura Carleton, Jessica Deutsch and senior Amal Esmail will also compete this weekend. SAHIR KHAN / The Daily Reveille

Contact Jonathan Schexnayder at jschexnayder@lsureveille.com

Senior Andy Florek runs ahead of a Southeastern Louisiana runner in the LSU Tiger Cross Country Festival in 2008. Florek will redshirt this season for academic reasons.


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WOMEN’S TENNIS

Asst. coach Jackson leads Lady Tigers’ resurgence S. Africa native uses hands-on approach By Sean Isabella Sports Contributor

Lisa Jackson blends in quite well on the tennis court. With her dirty blond hair pulled back in a ponytail and sunglasses masking her hazel eyes, the fourthyear LSU women’s assistant tennis coach could be mistaken for one of her own players.  The 31-year-old has become an instrumental part in the Lady Tigers’ resurgence as a top-25 team in the country.  “She’s a good hustler and a good example for the girls because she has such a great work ethic and attitude that I think rubs off on them,” said LSU women’s coach Tony Minnis.  Jackson came to LSU in 2006, after a brief stint 50 miles down Interstate 12 at Louisiana-Lafayette. With the help of Minnis, Jackson corralled the No. 17 recruiting class in the country in 2006, signing four-star recruit Hannah Robinson

and five-star prospect Nicole Kantor.  Minnis said Jackson has a natural ability to evaluate talent.  “She’s great at spotting talent … and keeping in touch [with recruits],” he said.  When Jackson isn’t scouring the world for talent, she handles the conditioning program for the team and can regularly be seen on the courts at sunrise. “She really emphasizes fitness,” Kantor said, speaking of the team’s 6 a.m. workouts Jackson orchestrates. “She really cares a lot about how we do, and she’s always there for us if we want to practice extra.” Jackson started her college playing career at the small NAIA school William Carey College before transferring to Texas-Arlington.   As a coach, she is known for her hands-on teaching approach and is not afraid to pick up a racket.  “I really enjoy getting out there and hitting with them,” said the twotime Southland Conference Player of the Year. “It helps me understand their game and ... it builds team chemistry, not only with them, but

the coaches as well.” Kantor said it’s a relief to have Jackson practice with the team because Minnis covers the technical and strategic aspects of the game. “It’s always nice to have a coach who is doing the same thing you are, so it’s easier for her to relate to us,” Kantor said.  Jackson hails from Johannesburg, South Africa, where she lived for 18 years before moving to Gulfport, Miss., to play at William Carey.  After she became a graduate assistant at Texas-Arlington, she landed in Lafayette as associate head coach at ULL. Jackson helped lead the Ragin’ Cajuns in 2006 to their first winning season in four years.  “She pretty much ran the program at UL, and one of the reasons I hired her was because she did such a good job there,” Minnis said.  Jackson has family in Johannesburg and tries to make the near 9,000-mile trip once a year. She said the move to the U.S. went pretty smoothly, despite the distance.

UREC

Weather hinders intramurals Sunday soccer games rained out By Katherine Terrell Sports Contributor

The 2009 fall intramural season has started slowly because of rainy weather. “The weather has not been too friendly for us as of late,” said Associate Director of Recreational Services Melissa Longino. “We’ve only been able to have one night of our intramural soccer league.” Longino said soccer, the biggest intramural sport going on right now, has canceled three nights of games because of weather since the start of the season Sept. 2. In the men’s open soccer division that plays on Mondays, Malostranska beat MBA Ballers, 4-1. Channel 4 News Team beat Hot Sauce, 5-0. Grizzly Adams Beard beat The Unnaturals 2-1, while Team Pup ‘n’ Suds beat G-Squad, 7-0. In the Monday 8:30 p.m. fraternity division, Kappa Sigma beat Sigma Phi Epsilon “B” 5-0 and SAE beat Sigma Phi Episilon “C” 5-0. The Free Agents beat the Blue Ballers, 5-0, and Motor Boaters beat Pi Kappa Phi, 5-0, in the Wednesday open division. The 6:30 p.m. Wednesday fraternity division has also only played one game each. Sigma Chi beat DKE, 2-0, while Sigma Phi Epsilon “A” beat Pike, 4-0. The 9:30 p.m. Wednesday division men’s soccer teams are the only ones to play more than one game. Kappa Alpha leads 2-0, followed by Acacia at 1-1, and then Delta Chi and Phi Delta Theta at 0-1. The Sunday open divisions

have had the worst luck and have not played yet because of the weather. In women’s soccer, the Sunday division has not played yet. The Wednesday division is led by Chi Omega at 2-0. Katie’s team and Delta Delta Delta are 1-1, and Kappa Delta is 0-2. The coed soccer teams have also experienced rain problems. The Monday and Wednesday divisions have played one game each. The Sunday divisions haven’t played yet. The coed Sunday division’s first games are expected to be played Sept. 20, according to University Recreation’s Web site. Other intramural sports going on right now are 3-on-3 basketball,

team racquetball, singles table tennis and singles tennis. Registration for flag football and sand volleyball begins Sept. 28, and both seasons begin Oct. 11. Available leagues are men, women and coed, with open, Greek, faculty/ staff and residential life divisions available. For sand volleyball, teams can be formed with as few as three players or as many as 20. Club sports are also underway. The men’s rugby team held a fall training camp in August. Its first game is against ULL on Sept. 26 at LSU. Contact Katherine Terrell at kterrell@lsureveille.com

“[The culture between Louisiana and Johannesburg] it’s pretty similar,” said Jackson, who was the 2007 Southwest Regional Assistant Coach of the Year. “People are really nice, easy going, polite and just are really good people. That’s why I like it so much here.” Jackson has no plans to leave LSU in the foreseeable future but would like to someday become a head coach. She had a taste of that aspiration last weekend when she coached the Lady Tigers in the Southeastern

Conference Fall Classic while Minnis was in New York for the U.S. Open. Minnis said several schools have contacted him in the past few years about Jackson and sees her getting an opportunity to become a head coach in “the next couple years.” “She’s played a pivotal role in every aspect of this program,” Minnis said. “Whatever needs to be done, she’s out there to do it.” Contact Sean Isabella at sisabella@lsureveille.com


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SOCCER

Tigers square off against No. 1 Tar Heels, Blue Devils Team heads to N.C. for Duke Nike Classic By David Helman Sports Writer

There are measuring stick games, and then there is No. 1 North Carolina. The Tar Heels (6-0) have won 19 national championships in soccer, their most recent coming last fall, and have started this season with comfortable wins against three different top-10 teams. The Heels will be LSU’s opening opponent today at 4 p.m. in this year’s Duke Nike Classic in Durham, N.C., and could be the toughest test ever for the LSU soccer team, as the Tigers (4-1-1) have never faced a No. 1 team, let alone on the road. “It’s a great chance to test ourselves against the best team in the country as we head toward [Southeastern Conference] play,” said LSU coach Brian Lee. The Tigers are riding a three-

MEGAN J. WILLIAMS / The Daily Reveille

LSU senior midfielders Brittany Lowe, left, and Malorie Rutledge, right, steal the ball Aug. 21 from Memphis’ Krista Turner during the Tigers’ 2-0 loss.

game win streak heading into the weekend, as they beat South Florida on Sept. 6 before dispatching Oklahoma and Louisiana-Lafayette last weekend in a pair of 4-0 shutouts. “I certainly feel like we’ve gotten better week-to-week,” Lee said. “The result is always important, but what we’re really looking for is how does the flow of the game go and how do we compete for 90 minutes.”

North Carolina’s last performance before facing LSU was a 2-0 win against No. 13 Texas A&M. The Tar Heels have also downed No. 4 UCLA, 7-2, and No. 12 Notre Dame, 6-0, this season. “The No. 1 thing about Carolina is how hard they tackle,” Lee said. “Their effort level for 90 minutes is as good as it gets — not just at college soccer but anywhere in the

FOOTBALL

Yellville-Summit High School player, 16, gets his ‘last game’ By The Associated Press YELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Kymball Duffy’s final football “game” didn’t take place under the glow of Friday night lights, but it was impossible to tell by the players and fans who gathered for it in a small Arkansas town. The 1,300 residents of Yellville, and then some, crowded into a school gymnasium Wednesday to honor the 16-year-old offensive and defensive tackle, who was killed in a rollover truck crash just hours before his Panthers were to host the season’s first home game. In the small community with a passion for high school football, mourners wore team jerseys, cheerleading outfits and hand-painted T-shirts bearing Kymball’s number 72. The teen was to be buried in his green home-game jersey, black-andwhite shorts and a pair of athletic socks. “Just like he was coming home from football practice,” said local funeral home worker Jim Collins. Yellville-Summit High School football games bring the town together to sip hot chocolate in foam cups, cheer touchdowns and commiserate about losses. Away from the field, parents mind their neighbor’s children as well as their own, hidden away from the rest of the world among the hills of north Arkansas’ Ozark Mountains. “If there ever was a village as Hillary Clinton would talk about to raise a child, this is one,” said high school principal Ralph Bishop. “We take pride in our village, raising our kids.” It’s where Kymball Ray Duffy was raised. The stocky boy who

drank lots of milk and made other people laugh not only played football, but loved it, memorizing all the plays kept on the quarterback’s wrist to prepare for a no-huddle offense. Last Friday, the high school junior left a school pep rally with four friends. The team planned to have its traditional pre-game supper at Kymball’s house, then return to the field to face the Salem Greyhounds from nearby Fulton County. The meal was left untouched as panicked phone calls brought players and community members to the narrow country road that leads to Kymball’s home. Just past a small brush pile left by a road crew, they

found the small pickup truck Kymball drove. Marion County Sheriff Roger Vickers said in his excitement, Kymball had sped down the road with two of the friends riding in the truck’s bed. Kymball came over a hill and dodged the brush pile, running up the other side of the road before overcorrecting and losing control, the sheriff said. Four of the boys went flying from the truck. Kymball died there, only a short distance from home. Contact The Daily Reveille’s sports staff at sports@lsureveille.com

world.” The challenge doesn’t end with North Carolina, as LSU faces host team Duke (4-3) on Sunday afternoon. The Blue Devils started the season ranked No. 14 but fell out of the rankings after a loss to Florida last week. The Duke Nike Classic will round out what has been a tough nonconference schedule for LSU. The Tigers open SEC play with Georgia next week, but this weekend’s games have been circled on the Tigers’ calendar for some time. “It’s really exciting because all the other seasons we’ve never really had these huge games,” said sophomore midfielder Taryne Boudreau. “These two teams have always made it to the NCAAs and Final Fours. It’s going to be real tough for our team, and we’ll see where we’re at right now.” The Tigers will need contributions from their senior-heavy attack if they are to keep pace this weekend.

Senior midfielder Malorie Rutledge followed through on her All-American expectations last week with an assist against Oklahoma and two goals against ULL. Senior midfielder Melissa Clarke continues to hum along as well, scoring two goals and an assist in the rout of the Sooners. She has five goals through six games after scoring just six goals in all of 2008, placing her in a five-way tie for first in goals scored in the SEC. “I’m so blessed and so thankful,” Clarke said. “I’m really excited about the weekend. That’s going to be a big one.” Lee held Clarke out of practice Wednesday with a tweaked hamstring but said she should be available this afternoon when the Tigers and Tar Heels kick off.

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NFL

Eagles won’t rule out injured McNabb for Sunday Kolb to start if vet. QB unavailable By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Eagles aren’t giving up hope of having Donovan McNabb on the field when they play their home opener Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. McNabb made a brief appearance on the practice field Thursday afternoon but did not take part in any drills, after fracturing his rib on a touchdown run late in Philadelphia’s 38-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers last weekend. “Donovan is working very hard,” offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said. “You know Donovan, he’s doing everything in his power to get back out there, make it to this game. He’s played with a broken ankle, a broken sternum and all these things. Donovan is a very tough man.” If McNabb isn’t available,

RIVALRY, from page 1

Lafayette native Andrew Price. “We hate Florida, we hate Alabama, but they’re usually a good game and a good matchup. Even growing up in Lafayette, LSU football was always a way bigger deal than ULL football.” That apathetic attitude from LSU has led to much resentment from those in the ULL camp. “I hate LSU,” Leruth said. “LSU as a school, as a whole, pays a lot more attention to its athletic program. I just don’t like how LSU gets all the money in the state. I’ll just put it like this: if LSU is playing Germany in the national championship somehow, I’d probably pull for Germany.” Ricky Wendel, LSU international trade and finance freshman, said those harsh feelings stem from ULL fans’ jealousy toward LSU. “Maybe they couldn’t get into LSU, and now they have a hatred toward LSU,” Wendel said. Both sides agree, though, if the rivalry is ever going to develop into a great in-state game, the two schools need to play regularly. The two teams have played just twice — 2002 and 2006 — since 1938. “We don’t play every year,” said ULL general studies sophomore Collin Moreau. “If they played every year, I’m sure it would become a good rivalry.” Eric Guidry, LSU business administration freshman, said LSU and ULL are not on equal playing fields and is not sure why the two schools play each other. But LSU coach Les Miles said his team is excited about this Saturday’s game, and the Tigers are eagerly awaiting the in-state matchup. “We know every team that comes into Tiger Stadium is prepared to play us,” Miles said. “We look forward to those kinds of

BARBARA JOHNSTON / The Associated Press

Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb (4) throws the football during practice Wednesday as (from left) Donovan McNabb, Michael Vick and Jeff Garcia watch.

the Eagles will go with Kevin Kolb, the team’s second-round draft pick in 2007. Kolb would make his first NFL start ahead of veteran Jeff Garcia, who signed Tuesday as an emergency backup. “If Kevin starts the game, he’s our quarterback,” Mornhinweg said. “It’s that simple. I don’t

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‘Maybe they couldn’t get into LSU, and now they have a hatred toward LSU.’ Ricky Wendel

international trade and finance freshman games. I understand in-state teams want to play us, and I enjoy the feel of a state filling the stadium to celebrate two in-state schools. I have no problem with it.” LSU has 12 players from the Lafayette area, and they understand what this game means to their home city. “It’s just one of those things where we’re from that area, and we know what this game means to the people of Lafayette and the Ragin’ Cajuns,” said sophomore offensive lineman Josh Dworaczyk. It’s something we’re all looking forward to.” ULL has not scored a touchdown on LSU since their matchup in 1924, but that has not put a

know if I can be anymore clear. I have great confidence in Kevin.” Kolb took nearly all the reps with the first team on Thursday. Garcia and Michael Vick, who is on the active roster but still must serve one more week of his league-mandated suspension, split the remaining snaps and worked with the scout team. damper on the Cajuns’ early season confidence following their 1715 win against Kansas State last weekend. “I saw the point spread on the game is 27 points,” Leruth said. “I think [LSU] is overlooking [ULL] a little bit there. I feel like we’re going to get worked up and all, but LSU has more athletes. If I were to call it right now, I’d call it 28-24 Cajuns.” LSU fans are looking at history and see this year’s matchup as being just another lopsided game in this extremely lopsided series. Three of LSU’s four largest margins of victory have come at the expense of ULL, including a 93-0 win in 1936. “They’re not a very good team,” Price said. “When LSU and ULL play, everyone knows it’s just going to be decimation on the part of LSU. My prediction is LSU by 60 points.”

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“I would expect him to play at a high level,” Mornhinweg said of Kolb. “He doesn’t lack for any confidence and that’s a good thing. That’s a good thing because I’m not saying he’s cocky, but if you get a player that’s even on the cocky side, it’s a good thing to have.” Kolb has appeared in eight games in his career, including last week against Carolina. His most notable appearance came in 2008 against Baltimore, when McNabb was benched at halftime of a 10-7 game. The Ravens went on to win, 36-7, with Kolb completing 10 of 23 passes for 73 yards with two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. “Going back to the Baltimore game, he did some really good things in that game against one of the very best defenses in the league,” Mornhinweg said.

“We did move the football up and down the field several times and he made a couple of critical mistakes. “Really, there were three bad plays, two critical ones. You clean those critical ones up and now you have a chance to win the game. “Sometimes, to have great success, you have to have many failures and sometimes it’s sort of horrific type failures and if you are strong enough mentally and you get through that then you end up having some pretty good success.” Kolb completed seven of 11 passes for 23 yards last weekend against Carolina, but still is trying to get over that disappointing game against the Ravens. Contact The Daily Reveille’s sports staff at sports@lsureveille.com


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prohibit biking on sidewalks and in the Quad, yet about five bike racks stand in front of Middleton Library. He said the University was sending bikers mixed messages. Mark Martin, president of Baton Rouge Advocates for Safe Streets, said his organization provided the information for the Web site. “The biggest part of [our involvement] is that B.R.A.S.S. started up as a community organization outside of campus, and we’ve been trying to work as much as we can with the organizations on campus, but there aren’t any specific bike clubs,” Martin said. “We’re trying to develop a coherent bike program.” Cas Smith, SG assistant director of Campus Development and biological engineering senior, said the LSU Bikes Web site is in its beginning stages. Cohen said the bike initiative started when SG took over the bike auction last year. He said SG raised $4,000, which was used to install bike pump stations around

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campus at the end of the summer. Cohen said some of the pumping stations are behind Middleton Library, by the LSU Police Department station, between Herget and Miller halls and outside the University Student Recreational Complex. Smith said both the University and the students need to work to fix the “good problem” of more bikes on campus. “The University’s working on their side with putting in the bike master plan,” Smith said. “Phase One of the bike master plan will be complete by the end of this semester. It is projected to include nine different hubs around the peripheral of the Quad.” Smith said Phase Two will add six more hubs around the Quad. “The student side is change in behavior,” he said. “Most students do not know how to ride legally.” Smith said SG is going to work with the Office of Orientation to include how to ride bikes on campus for the different student orientation programs. “Hopefully, by the beginning of next year, incoming students will know how to appropriately

ride, which will slowly change the behavior side,” Smith said. Gary Graham, Office of Parking, Traffic and Transportation director, said the cost of different bike hubs around campus will cost between $130,000 and $140,000. “That’s part of the increase in parking fees that we’ve been increasing over the last few years,” Graham said. “We got the bike plan geared up this year. The first push is to build new bike areas. We targeted the Quad ... We will create bike lanes when we get that report later this fall.”

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higher education demands of the future, while enhancing the quality of undergraduate and graduate education programs, facilitating valuable research endeavors and expanding educational partnerships.” The Advisory Group on Efficiency and Benchmarking for the Commission on Streamlining Government recommended a similar plan in August. Kennedy is part of the group, which suggested each current system be placed under the complete jurisdiction of the Board of Regents. “The Board of Regents is responsible for coordinating the higher education systems, but the job is almost impossible under this topheavy, dueling board structure,”

Friday, September 18, 2009 Kennedy said. Kennedy said a single board would be open to the ambitions of all schools, with the understanding the state can only afford one flagship university — LSU. “Joint long-term planning will help to develop the unique assets of each campus, helping to make higher education a linchpin in our state’s economic development efforts,” Kennedy said. LSU System President John Lombardi and Chancellor Michael Martin both could not be reached for comment Thursday afternoon.

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Friday, September 18, 2009 BUSTLE, from page 9

players, thinking the training of a Division-I program would aid in his improvement. It was a foreboding decision. “I didn’t know how other players would accept me because of [being the coach’s son],” Brad said. “But I found out quick that I came here and worked hard, and they respected me for that.” After his summer training, Brad packed up and headed to Hammond to begin his college career at SLU. He didn’t stay long. After two days, Brad was ready to go home. The bond he had created with many of the players and coaches at ULL was too strong. So he left and transferred to play for his father. The coach’s son wasn’t given anything after transferring. He started as a walk-on defensive lineman and redshirted his freshman season. Rickey and Brad discussed the parameters of their relationship when Brad decided to play at ULL. By all accounts, they’ve done well. “On the field, he doesn’t really mess with me too much,” Brad said. “He lets [offensive]

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the Tigers were 8-2 in conference at home but 5-5 on the road. All SEC matches will be made a little harder for the Tigers because LSU is stuck without a travel partner this year, as the SEC has 11 teams that participate in volleyball. ‘We’re That means figuring out the Tigers will two teams our system face each weekend still. But that have to when we are play only one match. in [a] system, “Being at I feel like home is going give us more nobody can to confidence,” stop us.’ said senior outside hitter MaLauren Waclawczyk rina Skender. LSU sophomore libero “It’s going to be very important to take care of these opening matches.” A pair of home victories this weekend will be even harder to come by against the Volunteers and the Wildcats, two of the top SEC teams. Tennessee got one of 11 votes to win the SEC, while Kentucky got three. The Tigers went 1-3 last season against their two SEC East foes, with their only victory coming at home against Tennessee. LSU will get to face Tennessee and preseason All-SEC selection Nikki Fowler, a junior outside hitter, to open SEC play. The Tigers are 0-3 in Friday night matches this season. Fowler racked up 34 kills and 16 digs in seven sets against the Tigers last season. Flory said she isn’t sure how to game plan for Fowler. “We have to try to do a better job [than last season] of getting them out of system serving-wise,” Flory said. “The great thing for them about Nikki Fowler is that

THE DAILY REVEILLE coach [Ron] Hudson deal with me, and he’ll give me a ‘C’mon Brad, let’s go,’ every now and then.” Lynn said the two have done a remarkable job of keeping their relationship within certain boundaries. “They’ve done a really good job at it because it hasn’t, I’m sure, been easy on either end of it,” she said. “It’s been a little strange and difficult to negotiate.” The spring after the 2005 season, Hudson decided to move Brad to offensive line — a decision that has yielded big dividends for ULL. “I guess being around football my life helped, but I got it,” Brad said of his new assignment. “I got the position, I got the offense and I got football in general.” Brad, who now stands 6-feet3-inches and weighs 302 pounds, showed promise. His nurtured football knowledge, coupled with Hudson’s guidance, did wonders. After a few practices, he and fellow lineman Chris Fisher were given scholarships. Brad said it was a “cool moment.” Three years later, Brad is now the stalwart of the Ragin’ Cajun

offensive line. Brad has played in 37 games, 25 of them starts, since the 2006 season. His 2008 campaign garnered him First-Team All-Sun Belt honors, along with a spot on the 2009 Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List. “He’s a heck of a player,” Rickey said. “The game makes a lot of sense to him. He makes very little mental mistakes.” Brad said his nomination for the award, which goes to the best lineman or linebacker in the nation, was flattering. “It definitely feels good,” Brad said. “The best part is it brings some publicity to the school itself. I couldn’t have done it without all the other guys around me.” Not surprisingly, Brad wants to become a coach. The football aura that oozes from him is too powerful to refuse. “It’s something that is pretty hard to do, so you have to love it,” Lynn said. “He just decided to play, and now he wants to coach. That’s that.”

she is an option even out of system. So we will have to try to limit her touches, and our blocking will have to be good.” Tennessee coach Rob Patrick said he will have the same problem with LSU senior middle blocker Brittnee Cooper, noting that focusing too hard on Cooper will allow LSU’s other weapons to hurt his team. “I think the first thing we are going to try to do [to stop her] is

see what kind of music she likes best and see if that band is playing somewhere Friday night,” Patrick joked. “We’re going to buy her some tickets and send her there, and I’m being serious when I say that’s about the only way you are going to stop her.”

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Increase of public defense funding necessary Have you ever considered the cost of your constitutional rights? Do you take them for granted? We say our freedom has been purchased by the blood of patriots, but what about the cost of our constitutional rights — in economic terms? The Sixth Amendment clearly states: “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial . . . and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.” This guarantee is essential to ensure the accused, regardless of economic status, will have a fair trial which will help safeguard against the conviction of innocent people. But it all comes down to money in the end. Without an increase in funding, many public defender offices throughout Louisiana may soon have to refuse cases. This threatens the very foundation of our judicial system, which guarantees the availability of legal

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Leavines’ artcile on Vector Marketing misleading I could tell by reading the headline to Linnie Leavines’ article Tuesday on Vector Marketing that I was about to read some

representation “in all criminal prosecutions.” To give an idea of the budget shortfall, Jean Faria, Louisiana State Public Defender, was recently granted an infusion of $27.8 million to help support local public defender offices, The Advocate reported. That’s in response to a request for $46 million. In 2007, Act 307 of the Regular Session was approved by the Louisiana House of Representatives, establishing a public defender system which uniformly provides for the constitutional rights set forth in the Sixth Amendment. The system is good, but “the money that is necessary to make that system work is simply not being provided,” Walt Sanchez, an attorney from Lake Charles who was formerly a member of the Louisiana Indigent Defense Assistance Board, told The Advocate. More public defenders need

to be hired to provide adequate legal representation, thus reducing the number of cases handled per lawyer. This will allow the public defender to do more than just show up in court to represent the defendant. It will provide more time for investigation and preparation. The 24 Nathan Shull public defendColumnist ers in Louisiana’s 14th Judicial District currently work around 400 cases per day, explained Mitch Bergeron, the district public defender for the 14th Judicial District. That’s about 17 cases per lawyer per day. This is much too high a number to provide the standard of legal representation which should be available to any person who is threatened with the loss of life, liberty or even property. One of the primary

arguments in appeals is often “ineffective assistance of counsel,” said Phil Haney, district attorney of the 16th Judicial District. The report “Minor Crimes, Massive Waste — The Terrible Toll of America’s Misdemeanor Courts,” published on the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Web site states “the explosive load of misdemeanor cases is placing a staggering burden on America’s courts. Defenders across the country are forced to carry unethical caseloads ... As a result, constitutional obligations are left unmet and taxpayers’ money is wasted.” As Faria continues to work to acquire funding for public defenders, I believe other options need to be considered. One of the recommendations provided in the NACDL report is to “divert misdemeanors that do not impact public safety to penalties that are less costly to tax payers.”

These tax savings could be used to help bridge the shortfall in the funding for indigent defense. When it becomes apparent public defender offices may have to refuse cases due to a lack of funding, it is imperative we as a society reassess our priorities. People often complain about the lack of funding for the arts. I also find this sad. But when the basic constitutional rights on which our country was founded are threatened because of the same lack of funding, I find it unconscionable to spend another cent on arts until we ascertain these rights are guaranteed.

mistaken information that Vector employees see occasionally. These common misconceptions have garnered Vector the title of “scam” from some “misled” individuals who wouldn’t have been if they just read the advertisement. The most common of these is the “per hour” pay rate. Keep in mind that no Vector advertisement says “per hour” anywhere, simply that we offer a $15

starting pay or base rate of pay. Some advertisements even say $15 Base/APPT. The last time I checked, APPT is not an acronym for per hour. The per hour pay rate is just an assumption by college students because that is what they’re used to. Aside from that, allow me to clear a few other things up. Vector sales representatives do not work on a door-to-door ba-

sis – we work on a professional appointment system. For those confused by people not coming into a store to buy something, that means we work on a referral system. This is direct selling and is a very common type of sales. As far as working with friends and relatives initially, that’s networking. It’s a simple skill Vector representatives learn early, the same skill which is a huge reason nine out of 10 businesses fail: they can’t network. Relatives don’t have to buy, though they usually do. Probably because we represent the top-selling brand of cutlery in the U.S. and one of the best products a consumer could purchase (ask one of our 15 million+ customers). Finally, the reason you were called for an interview was because your friend wrote your name and phone number down during training to be called for an interview. It’s called personal recruiting and the way we get the majority of our best representatives. If you have any friends who work out at Definitions, you’ve probably been called from there to come in for a tour. It’s just business. The sales positions Vector Marketing has to offer are very different from the typical student job. That’s obvious. But don’t knock something because you

don’t understand it. Just because we have hard-working young people who go out of their way to make their business successful doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with our company. If you don’t understand a base rate of pay or a commission scale, or how direct sales works, or even personal recruiting, wait until you get out of college and you come in contact with people doing these very things on a daily basis. That’s how real business works, and something our representatives learn earlier than most. And as far as the money goes, I recruited and trained an 18-year-old fresh out of high school this summer who had to open a bank account because he made $17,306.50 in about two months, while personally saving over $11,000 and getting the experience of building an office from the ground up, again, as a 21-year-old. How was your summer job?

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QUOTE OF THE DAY “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”

Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States Jan. 12, 1809 - April 15, 1865


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FREKE FRIDAY

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Acker’s “9” elevates imagery above characterization or plot

The day after tomorrow is a motif in literature and films. From the Bible in Genesis 8, where a dove returns to Noah with an olive branch following the Great Flood, to Will Smith’s last man on Earth in “I am Legend,” numerous examples exist in the post-apocalyptic genre. The newest addition is “9,” directed by up-and-coming animator Shane Acker. “9” dwells on the adventures of an eponymous hero, a rag doll endowed with a soul, who awakens in a laboratory and discovers the Earth had been transformed into an arid wasteland. He then joins forces with other dolls, themselves engaged in a war with a dreaded mechanical beast — a contraption which resembles what a dinosaur would look like if designed by General Motors. When 9 revivifies a terrifying villain, endangering his fellow dolls, he will have to decide between following the dictates of his

conscience or the mandates of the close-knit community. It bears repeating that Acker’s concept is unoriginal. The film satisfies the sensory and tactile desires, which makes it worth watching; however, the film suffers from a clash of visions and leaves several themes unexplored. It is a smorgasbord of influences that don’t cohere. Though directed by Acker, “9” unmistakably bears the imprint of producers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov. Whereas Bekmambetov is interested in incendiary action with superficial literary allusions, as seen in “Daywatch” and “Wanted,” Burton dwells more on the dark, macabre world of “Corpse Bride” and “Edward Scissorhands.” This fertilization has resulted in a Janus-faced creation — the film is in part a fable on the unintended consequences of technology and part Bayesque indulgence on explosions, à la

“Transformers.” “9” is painted in a sepiatoned palette with impressivelydrawn characters and scenery. At one point, one of the dolls passes beside a milk bottle and an image gets refracted behind the transparent glass. Acker’s attention to the little things is also noticed in the sound Freke Ette Columnist effects: from the rusty gears creaking to the burlap swishing. It’s all in the details. The film dips into the philosophical by asking questions like “Why are we (the dolls) here?” and “Why are we fighting the machines,” but it does not pause to reflect on the battle between the pursuit of knowledge and the conservation of order. Indeed, when

“9” moves to ‘minor’ issues such as characterization it founders. Its characters are human-like, but lack humanity. There doesn’t appear to be much investment in endowing either the rag dolls or the machines with sentiments which would resonate with the audience. And without an empathic transaction between the viewer and character, the animation remains unanimated. “The world was destroyed, so what?” we end up asking. Consider this: Would anyone have enjoyed “Wall-E” if we didn’t all see ourselves in the little robot gunning for the pretty girl? A consequence is a sense of terror is lacking. In Michael Haneke’s “Time of the Wolf,” we see a family on the run after an environmental disaster befalls the earth. There is no clear sense of what had occurred; everyone is left to fend for themselves or gain strength by joining a community.

We are transported into a terrifying state of nature described by Thomas Hobbes as one of “continual fear and danger of violent death, and the life of man solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” In its original form, “9” was a 10-minute short film (easily available on Youtube) which was more cogent, concise and captivating — without a back-story, it was necessary to take the images on their own terms. With the theatrical version, we once again discover for films, more is usually less. Though visually stunning, the stitched plot is threadbare.

Freke Ette is a political theory graduate student from Uyo, Nigeria. Follow him on Twitter @TDR_fette.

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Attendance policies have no place in college settings By Chris Ward University of Arizona

TUSCON, Ariz. (U-WIRE) – I can’t remember exactly when it began, but lately the University of Arizona seems to be cracking down on absences and enforcing much stricter attendance and punctuality policies than before. What does strict enforcement of a silly attendance policy accomplish? Not much of anything, if you ask me. It seems ridiculous that many professors, some of mine included, say things like, “If you’re more than 3 minutes late, I’d rather you not come in at all. There is no excuse for being more than 3 minutes late.” Basically, you’re telling me that the first 5-10 minutes of class are more important than the hour that follows? Why then, don’t I just go to class for the first 10 minutes and then leave? Oh, that’s not cool either? It disturbs my classmates? Never mind then. I figure that since we’re paying for a service, then you don’t have the right to tell us that if we’re late we can’t partake. Any other industry at least tries to be accommodating (for example: restaurants, doctors, dentists, car service centers, etc.), while some professors seem to think they have the right to belittle and embarrass people. Who needs a guilt trip for showing up late or missing a class? Not me; I could get treated horribly for free rather than paying thousands of dollars for it. I understand and appreciate the difficult path taken by

professors in order to achieve their career statuses, and I also appreciate that they have jobs to do, but I’d appreciate the same kind of consideration from them that they demand from me. While it’s fairly rare for instructors to be late to class, I wouldn’t throw a fit about it, nor would I feel insulted by it. Of course I know it wasn’t your idea to make it an 8 a.m. class, but coming in at 8 a.m. doesn’t pay my mortgage like it does for you, professor. What pays my mortgage is that job that doesn’t end until 2 a.m. So I apologize if you feel I’m somehow disrespecting your work by trying to earn a living, but the conundrum is that I need to work to go to school. On top of it, if I can get an A in the class without having to attend half the classes, then the only thing that means is it’s a shame that I had to spend $900 on a class that I didn’t really need, except to graduate. God forbid I don’t go and “learn,” and God forbid the university allows us to take classes that pertain to what we want to do rather than topics that many of us find irrelevant. Student: “I want to be an accountant after I graduate.” Adviser: “OK, you’re going to have to start by taking this sociology class and that literature class.” Student: “Huh?” What’s the deal if I actually get sick? I know I can miss two days, great, but any more than that and I’m screwing myself. So, sorry to the rest of you, but

I’m going to have to come in on Thursday with the swine flu, because I can’t afford to miss another class. I apologize if you end up getting sick and having to attend class anyway, but it’s a catch-22, you see. Sure hope this flu doesn’t somehow rapidly spread! My question is, when

did a grade become lashed to attendance and not to the quality of the work completed? If I turn in work on time, if my test grades are high, why should I deserve to get less than an A for doing A work? Not that I’m used to getting A’s, but the same argument works for B’s, too. The ultimate message here

is don’t treat us like children because we’re not. And don’t act like parole officers for our federal crimes, when our attendence offences are more akin to broken jaywalking laws. Contact The Daily Reveille’s opinion staff at opinion@lsureveille.com

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For Rent $AVE $$ WALK TO LSU! ! LARGE 1 BR APT. ON SITE MGR. 769-7757 / 978-3123 / 767-4128 2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE SHARLO area, $975, covered parking, private patio, f/p, w/d, no pets 225-648-3115 FIRST MONTH FREE Arlington Trace 3BR/3.5B Off Brightside All Appliances Included 225.767.2227 RESIDENT NEEDED For Veterinary Hospital studio apartment. 15 min from LSU. Call for more info. 225.387.2462 2 & 3 BEDROOM CONDOS Nice 2br condo in Brightside Manor $950. Half off 1st mths rent. Spacious 3br $1050 at 5252 Brightside View 937-4849 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. 225-346-5055. www. tigermanor.com Location. Location. Location... Start Living. 3 BEDROOM OFF BRIGHTSIDE Large 3bed/2bath townhouse with washer and dryer-

Transportation

on LSU bus line. $900mt. Call Monica or Ashley 225.930.9996 225.930.9996 BRIGHTSIDE MANOR TH Ceramic floors, new carpet and appliances. W/ D 2 BR 1 1/2 B. $750. 772-2429. mckproperties.com 2BR/2BA APARTMENT FOR RENT! 980$/month, 1124 square feet, vaulted cielings, 2nd floor. Located in Beau Chene Apts. at Nicholson & Lee behind Am Mart! Available starting Sept. 28th! Email sarahkate5688@gmail.com or call 318.347.1224 HOUSE FOR RENT 3 BEDROOMS & 11/2 BATH BY LSU LAKE $995 225.205.7364 1-BED APT. and 2-bed townhouse, near LSU $450-$650 / month, W / D included. Call Carrie 225-768-1654 GREAT APT-TIGERLAND Large 2BR, granite, tile, great colors, like new. Avail immed $750. No pets. Ref required. 225.297.4009 3 GIRLS SEEK ROOMMATE!! Sterling Northgate off Highland. Near Campus. $635 a month. Includes utilities & cable/internet. Available immediately!! 561.601.7040 FIRST MONTH FREE! 3 BED/3 BATH Arington Trace Condo for Rent Great Location! Perfect Condition! Gated Parking, All Appliances 3 Bedroom/3.5 Bath -- $1500/ Month Nice Bedroom Views 2405 Brightside Lane On LSU Bus Route Lease Today, Move Tomorrow! 310 989 4453 hollisleech@yahoo.com NICE NEIGHBORHOOD-2 Story House-3BR/2BA--W/ D and D/ W--367 Stoney Creek-

Services

-$1400--Call Rusty 225.892.8702 WALK TO CAMPUS 1Br, 2Br, and Townhomes. Starting as low as $400.00. www.lsuwestchimesplace.com 225.346.4789 1 BR STATE ST-WALK TO SCHOOL Recently remodeled, $650/Month with w/d. Includes cable, internet, and water. $650 deposit and is available 10/5/09. E-mail nicpit522@gmail. com for details and pictures. 4170 JANET ST walk to LSU Beautiful 2 story 3000 sf 4 BR 2 1/2 BA security gate backyard gazebo water/sewage pd no pets 2400.00 mo 892-8517 225.615.8521 CHATEAU DU COUR IN TIGERLAND Large 2 BR 1 B in gated complex..772-2429 mckproperties.com MOVE IN SPECIAL 2BR 2.5 Bath. Brightside Park Townhomes. W/ D, Pool. 937-4849 southlandpropertiesinc.com APARTMENT FOR RENT 2 bedroom 2 bath. Great Location on Nicholson Dr. in Oakbrook Apartments. September Free!!!!!!!! 985-517-4216 or 985.517.6824 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

Personals

LEROY JENKINS!! I want you. I can’t hide my feelings any more. I want to play WOW by your


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Tickets Wanted

LSU Tickets Wanted Top dollar paid for Premium seats to all LSU home games! Please contact Scot or Kevin. 800.678.8499 NEED 2-4 FOOTBALL TICKETS to LSU-AUBURN & LSU-ARKANSAS games. Need MOTOR HOME PARKING permits for both games 225.933.8827

Miscellaneous PET AND HOME CARE SERVICES DO YOU NEED SOMEONE TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR PET(S) WHILE YOU ARE IN SCHOOL OR OUT OF TOWN? - 225.329.9754

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