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Report: Four alleged victims intend to press charges Meeting set for Tuesday, police say Staff Reports Four people injured in an altercation involving several LSU football players have spoken with Baton Rouge Police Department investigators about pursuing charges “against those people responsible,” Sgt. Don Stone said Sunday. Attorney Michael Bienvenu

told he is representing all four men injured in the altercation, including Baton Rouge resident Andrew Lowery, JEFFERSON and they all intend to press charges. Stone said BRPD has requested four players — quarterback Jordan Jefferson, wide receiver Jarvis Landry, linebacker Josh Johns and offensive lineman Chris Davenport — come in for

LANDRY JOHNS questioning, and more players may be asked to appear at a later time. “They’re being asked to come in on a volunteer basis, not to be arrested, but to give their sides of the story,” Stone said.

The meeting was originally scheduled for today at 9 a.m., but Nathan Fisher, an attorney representing the four players, DAVENPORT said the meeting was postponed. Stone told multiple news outlets the meeting will occur Tuesday. However, Fisher would not confirm the meeting was rescheduled for Tuesday. Fisher said he took the case early Sunday morning and is in

the process of interviewing witnesses to get a firmer grasp on the details of the incident. “There was an incident out there, and quite a few people were apparently out there,” Fisher said. “From what I’ve been told by my clients, we just need to talk to some of those folks.” Fisher also represented former LSU quarterback Ryan Perrilloux in 2007 when Perrilloux was considered a “person of interest” in a federal investigation. FIGHT, see page 27

Students pay more tuition, Assoc. prof University cuts near $2 million takes home OPERATING BUDGET FLUCTUATIONS (in millions)



niversity students are paying more in tuition and fees this semester, helping to dwindle the University’s budget cut to the $1.9 million that appears in Chancellor Michael Martin’s recently released $441 million operating budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year.

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Film documents female aviator Catherine Parsiola Contributing Writer

Dydia DeLyser is living proof that not all hoarding is unhealthy — she has an assortment of awardwinning antique cars and motorcycles, and co-owns a 1969 Citabria plane, which she is licensed to pilot. The newest addition to DELYSER her collection? A piece of Emmy gold. DeLyser, an associate professor of geography, took home a Los Angeles Area Emmy Award on Aug. 6 for her work on the 2010 documentary “The Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club.” The film depicts the struggles aviation pioneer Florence Lowe “Pancho” Barnes faced as a rebellious female pilot and tomboy who fled to Mexico to avoid an arranged marriage. It also details Barnes’ adventures as owner of the Happy Bottom Riding Club, a rowdy hangout for fliers. EMMY, see page 14

“The price we charge for this university is below what a flagship institution in the state should be charging. That’s a fact.” Jack Hamilton, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost


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The LSU Board of Supervi- number of students in the class sors will vote on the pending bud- of 2014 will allow for a slight get Friday. increase in total enrollment this “We did not come out un- semester. He said he estimates enscathed, but we came out less rollment to be around 29,000. scathed ... and probably survived Martin and Hamilton said the the legislative University needs session and a lot Clayton Crockett and Andrea Gallo more liberty to of other bumps increase tuition in Staff Writers and lumps along order to bring in the way about as well as we could more money. When the University have expected,” Martin said. hikes tuition, Hamilton explained, Full-time in-state undergrad- it also must provide more finanuates are paying an additional cial aid to accommodate students, $295.30 in tuition and fees, while leading to a 30-percent decrease in full-time out-of-state undergradu- the University’s net revenue. ates are paying an extra $1,407.30. “The situation we’re in right The supplemental tuition and fees now is that people in the state come are expected to plug $8 million to LSU and get a Tier One educainto the operating budget, based tion for the price that it should cost on projected enrollment increases you to go to a Tier Four university or a Tier Three university, and that for this school year. The LA GRAD Act 2.0, which isn’t sustainable over a long pewas passed in the summer’s legis- riod of time,” Hamilton said. “The lative session, grants the Univer- price we charge for this university sity additional means of self-gov- is below what a flagship institution in the state should be charging. ernance to increase tuition. “We have to get to a world That’s a fact.” Two other parts comprise the where it’s not a question of being cut, it’s a question of how much budget aside from budget cuts and money we get,” said Jack Hamil- tuition and fees. The University ton, executive vice chancellor and accumulated “savings” by delaying hiring employees and postprovost. While actual enrollment num- poning technology purchases. It’s bers will not be available until the getting money from a “Flagship 14th day of class, Kurt Keppler, Fund” at the LSU System level. The $1.9 million cut in this vice chancellor for student life and enrollment, said though this fall’s fiscal year’s budget changes freshman class will probably be smaller than last fall’s, the high BUDGET, see page 27

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Nation & World

Monday, August 22, 2011



Libyan rebels enter Tripoli, arrest Gadhafi’s sons

South Dakota district schools cut costs with four-day week

Man arrested for slashing police car tires in Thibodaux

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Euphoric Libyan rebels moved into the capital Tripoli on Sunday and moved close to the center with little resistance as Moammar Gadhafi’s defenders melted away. The opposition’s leaders said Gadhafi’s two sons, Seif al-Islam and Saadi Gadhafi, have been arrested. Associated Press reporters with the rebels said they met little resistance as they moved from the western outskirts into the capital in a dramatic turning of the tides in the 6-month-old Libyan civil war.

IRENE, S.D. (AP) — When the nearly 300 students of the IreneWakonda School District returned to school this week, they found a lot of old friends, teachers and familiar routines awaiting them. But one thing was missing: Friday classes. This district in the rolling farmland of southeastern South Dakota is among the latest to adopt a four-day school week as the best option for reducing costs and dealing with state budget cuts to education.

THIBODAUX (AP) — A 49-yearold man remains jailed in lieu of $48,000 bond after being accused of slashing the tires of dozens of patrol cars parked outside the Thibodaux Police Department headquarters. The Daily Comet reports that Glenn Watkins was arrested Thursday and booked with 48 counts of simple criminal damage to property. In a news release, Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said the motive remains unclear, the investigation is continuing, and investigators haven’t ruled out the possibility that others were involved.

Twenty-three killed, 15 injured in Kenya minibus crash NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A group of 23 relatives and friends were killed in central Kenya after their minibus lost control, hit the barrier of a bridge and crashed down a rocky slope before landing in a dry river bed, police officials said Sunday. National police spokesman Eric Kiraithe said the driver of the minibus may have fallen asleep before the crash late Saturday. The crash happened nearly 90 miles east of the capital, Nairobi. He said 15 passengers were seriously injured.

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The top two finishers in the international beard contest pose for photographers Aug. 21 in Chur, Switzerland. Fast-moving Tropical Storm Irene barrels toward Puerto Rico PATILLAS, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Irene barreled toward Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday, packing heavy rains and winds that closed airports and flooded low-lying areas in the Leeward Islands. The fast-moving storm, tracking west-northwest at roughly 18 mph, was taking an unpredictable path that left people in the islands of the U.S. Caribbean anxious about the winds and rain to come.

Shortage in workers to fill ‘middleskills jobs’ ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The South has a shortage of workers to fill middle-skills jobs such as medical technicians and computer support workers, even as many four-year graduates struggle to repay student loans, according to a study released Sunday. The report released by the National Skills Coalition during the Southern Governors Association meeting in Asheville shows that 51 percent of all jobs in the American South fall into the “middle-skills” category, requiring education and training beyond high school.

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Agency OKs $500,000 grant to CATS (AP) — State officials have agreed to allow the East Baton Rouge Mortgage Finance Authority to give $500,000 to the parish’s financially strapped bus system. For now, the money is a grant, designed to help the Capital Area Transit System close a $1.5 million budget deficit and to keep buses running. The Advocate reports the grant could convert into a loan, repayable over seven years if CATS receives a dedicated revenue source.

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Tiger Trails bus line discontinues East Campus Apt. stop Changes result from SG survey Laura Furr Contributing Writer

The approximately 700 students living in the East Campus Apartments complex now have one fewer way to get from their doors to their desks. The Tiger Trails bus line will no longer stop at ECA after Student Government and the Office of Parking, Traffic and Transportation changed the list of stops for the Purple route, which until Aug. 15 was the only route that included an ECA stop. The new Purple route will mirror the Gold route, which runs down Greek Row and onto campus, stopping at the Journalism Building, Patrick F. Taylor Hall, the Delta Zeta sorority house and the Kappa Alpha fraternity house. SG President Cody Wells sought

the change as part of his initiative to improve campus transportation. Wells said SG sent out polls through Greek chapter presidents and found the Greek population preferred identical Purple and Gold routes. Only Greek students were surveyed on the matter, which Wells said was because studies by the Office of Parking found the majority of the route’s riders are Greek. The decision to change the Purple route was made entirely by SG and the Office of Parking, said Jay High, Residential Life communications manager. “We are disappointed to hear this, but we weren’t involved in the decision,” High said. “We would like the buses to service all of our communities.” Wells said the new route system is similar to the way buses ran when he was a freshman during the 200809 school year. The Purple and Gold routes — which were then called Greek A and Greek B — mirrored each other, as they do now. In 2009 the routes were changed

to Purple and Gold routes, with the Purple route stopping at ECA. Wells said the ridership on the buses comprised mostly Greek students after the changes, while ridership numbers at the new stops were relatively low. “[We] identified bus stops that were not being used as much as others to help service more people and make the routes more efficient,” Wells said. Wells said the Office of Parking tracks the ridership numbers at each bus stop by having bus drivers count incoming passengers. Other routes have also been changed to become more efficient and service students, according to a broadcast e-mail from Wells last Tuesday. The former Highland-Ben Hur Trail will now travel on Burbank, Ben Hur and Nicholson and will make fewer stops. It’s now called the Burbank-Ben Hur Trail. The e-mail also referred to new services that will cater to students during the weekend, providing them

with opportunities to explore the city. Night Route B will provide transportation to the downtown Baton Rouge area Monday through Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Thursday through Sunday until 3 a.m. “We wanted to connect Baton Rouge to the downtown area,” Wells said. “Other SEC schools are centered around or provide transportation to the downtown area.” In addition, a new route will travel downtown to the Redstick Farmer’s Market on Fifth and Main streets every Saturday from 8 a.m. to

noon, except on holidays and during home football games. On game days, Tiger Trails buses will shuttle fans from the Tigerland and Highland-Burbank areas to campus. Wells said the times of the shuttles will vary for each game and will provide students time to tailgate before the game. The shuttle will return to campus once traffic has lessened.

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Updated Kirby-Smith Hall opens

350 renovated bed spaces available Paul Braun

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After a $1.7 million renovation, Kirby-Smith Hall is open for the first time since 2006, providing 350 students with residence on campus. The 45-year-old residence hall’s first seven floors have been renovated and now include new carpet and ceiling tiles, freshly painted walls, retiled bathrooms and movable furniture, among other improvements, said Residential Life Director Steve Waller. The project, which gained approval Aug. 29, 2010, finished ahead of schedule and under budget, Waller said. The renovation plan was approved after last year’s record housing requests produced the longest wait list in University history. The wait list for fall housing is empty, and 225 more students were afforded on-campus housing this fall than in 2010, bringing the total number of on-campus residents this semester to nearly 6,000. For the first time in KirbySmith’s history, it will house female and male students. Though University officials have often criticized the building’s cramped floor plan and pointedly unadorned facade, Waller said students do not share their distaste. “Students self-selected KibySmith. Within 36 hours, KirbySmith was full,” Waller said. Rhett Pritchard, mass communication freshman, said he chose Kirby-Smith because it was

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Kirby-Smith Hall opened its doors Thursday, providing residence for 350 students. The hall has been closed since 2006 and reopened with new carpet and paint jobs.

newly renovated and he preferred the suite bathroom floor plan to the hall bathrooms found in other residence halls. Anna Evans, biology freshman, said her first impression of her new room was that it was more spacious than she had expected and that she appreciated the new carpet and furniture. Evans said the only negative aspect is the location. “I would recommend it to a friend,” Evans said, “Just bring a bike.” The building, which was taken offline as a residence hall in 2006 and used for storage and office space, is also serving as a multi-purpose facility. The eighth floor was not renovated and will be used for ResLife storage purpose. Waller said floors nine through 12 will be used as offices for the LSU Health Care Services Division. The thirteenth floor, superstitiously called the fourteenth floor,

has been used for several years as housing for Swine Palace equity actors. The healthy coexistence of the tenants is top priority for ResLife, said Jay High, ResLife communications manager. High said certain measures have been taken to ensure the security of both students and Health Service employees. “Elevators require users to scan identification cards before selecting a floor, and we are working with Health Services to program the elevators not to go to their offices after business hours,” High said. Kirby-Smith is expected to remain open as a residence hall until 2015, when it will potentially be repurposed as temporary housing for conferences, visiting faculty and sports camps. Contact Paul Braun at

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Middleton Peer appeal board to review parking violations Board to hear tow Library ‘I’d rather ‘I’m not ‘I’d want talk to sure how I to talk to and ticket appeals students feel about the four obtains new because [the students they can parking because see your violation there computers point of student would be Kate Mabry Staff Writer

Student fee funds 144 PCs, 10 Macs Joshua Bergeron Contributing Writer

A portion of the Student Tech Fee ­­— $175,800 — ­ funded recent renovations of Middleton Library’s computer lab 241, according to Faye Phillips, associate dean of libraries. Information Technology Services replaced 10 Macintosh computers and 144 four-year-old PCs in the lab. Sheri Thompson, IT Communications & Planning officer, said these computers have seen heavy use. She said ITS replaces them periodically with the best equipment according to the money provided. “The old machines, Dell Optiplex 745, are being replaced with faster and more reliable computers, Dell Optiplex 790,” said Michael Smith, director of technical ser‘The old vices. The new machines machines have ... are being Core i7 proreplaced cessors, four of with faster gigabytes random access and more memory and hard reliable 500-GB drives, Smith computers.’ said. “We try Michael Smith to keep upITS director of with technical services to-date state-of-the-art technology so that our students have the best resources available to succeed,” Phillips said. According to Smith, the old computers aren’t wasted after they’re removed. He said they are being relocated to various departments on campus. Departments submit bids for the computers, and the requests are filled based on how many computers are available. ITS also replaced 81 computers in Patrick F. Taylor Hall during the summer, Smith said. The computers are a slightly older model than the Middleton computers because Dell released the Optiplex 790 after Patrick F. Taylor received its computers. Faculty will also notice better performance while using computers to teach in some classrooms. Over the summer, 80 classrooms received new computers, which are located in the lecterns often used to supplement lectures with slideshows. Contact Joshua Bergeron at

Any student who receives a parking violation or tow and wishes to appeal his ticket will view now be able to plead his case to peers rather than a parking offibetter than cial. Megan Spruell a random The peer appeal board will history grad student consist of sixteen students. Eight official.’ will be selected by Student Government President Cody Wells, name its members. Caffarel said and the other eight will be select- the panel should be selected ed by the Senate Speaker Aaron by the second or third week of Caffarel. school, and he hopes to include a Of the 16 representatives, mix of SG members and students four will be present for each ap- from outside SG. peal case, Caffarel said. The UniThe selected students must versity Court be approved by Chief Justice How does this affect you? Campus Life will also serve • Before Aug. 15: Students presented and the Office of as a non-voting Parking, and stucase to a single appeals officer in member. dents who work the Office of Parking, Traffic and “This was or have worked Trasportation. a student inifor the Office of tiative,” said • After Aug. 15: Students will present Parking will not Gary Graham, be allowed to case to four students serving on the director of the serve, Caffarel peer appeal board, who have been Office of Parksaid. selected by Student Government ing, Traffic and In addition, President Cody Wells and the Senate each Transportation, member Speaker Aaron Caffarel. in an e-mail. will be trained “Prior to this, by employees of there had been various ways over the Office of Parking, Wells said. the past years how appeals have Nerissa Lewis, chemistry been heard. The most recent was graduate student, said she prefers an appeals officer in the parking the change in policy. office who heard appeals.” “I think students can relate to Caffarel said he thinks stu- me more,” Lewis said. dents would prefer to appeal to Tyler Branch, civil engifour peers rather than one official. neering senior, said he received “It eliminates any perception a parking violation during the of bias and leaves it to the peers summer semester that he successto decide,” Graham said. fully appealed. SG is currently working to “I bought a parking pass at

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sociology grad student

the beginning of the year, and I didn’t realize you needed a pass during the summer,” Branch said. Since he had a pass, Branch said he called the office to appeal his ticket but was told he must pay the ticket or send an e-mail to the Office of Parking to appeal. Although Branch said he would rather talk to someone in person, he sent the e-mail, and he received a reply that day stating the offenses would be dropped because it was his first offense. “I think they showed leniency toward people who have a

Raven Betrand anthropology freshman

more than one opinion.’

problem for the first time, but I wish they would have made their policy on violations public,” he said.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Kayakers finish 2,300-mile journey of entire Mississippi River Trip raises money for Gardere School Catherine Threlkeld Copy Editor

A crowd stood on the banks of the Mississippi River on Saturday morning squinting into the horizon and searching for the glint of paddling oars. The group was waiting for three men — LSU graduate Max Zoghbi, University of Mississippi senior Bowman Hitchens and University of Mississippi graduate Rob Treppendahl — as they finished their 2,300-mile journey to kayak the entire river in 60 days. Starting at the river’s origin in Lake Itasca in Minnesota on June 21 and ending on the steps of the Moonwalk in New Orleans’s French Quarter, the men finally arrived to the cheering crowd and hugs from friends and family around 10:30 a.m. “It feels completely amazing. I never wanted to see a city so bad,” Treppendahl said. “You see the cityscape, ‘It’s good we were like, is it, this to be done. ‘This is real.’” I think the The jourbest part ney, dubbed “A Wake in is just the Current,” learning was a venture how to let to raise money two minisgo of things for tries: Interfaith and be C o m p a s s i o n in flexible.’ Ministry Oxford, Miss. and The GarMax Zoghbi dere School in LSU graduate Baton Rouge. The Gardere School provides underprivileged Baton Rouge students with a top-notch education, and ICM helps the homeless in Oxford. When they arrived in Baton Rouge on Aug. 17, more than 50 people welcomed them, and the City of Baton Rouge dubbed the day “Wake in the Current Day.” Through sponsors and donations, the men have raised $40,000, but said they will continue to put money toward the causes. Zoghbi said they will make a documentary with footage collected along the trip and potentially write a book. “The bigger it is, the more money for the kids,” Zoghbi said. But for now, a shower and a bed will do. “It’s good to be done. I think the best part is just learning how to let go of things and be flexible,” Zoghbi said. “The whole time we didn’t know what home looked like each night. The coolest thing was God provided time and time again, over and over and over.” The three met people along the way and raved about the kindness of strangers. People invited them on their yachts, while others let them sleep in their backyards. They received free tickets to

a St. Louis Cardinals game, and servers donated tips from the night. The guys kept a long daily schedule and ate lots of portable, easy food. “I’m not going to miss the 5 a.m. every morning, kayak until 8 p.m.,” Treppendahl said. “I’m not going to miss tuna or peanut butter. I’ll never eat those again.” Each night, the men stayed in a supposed “three-person” tent on the banks of the river or occasionally in a backyard if allowed. But even when they stopped in places like Baton Rouge, they slept in the yards or on the porches of people they knew, and never in a bed. “We’re coming home to homes and families and financial provision, but I think sleeping CATHERINE THRELKELD / The Daily Reveille not in a bed was just a small step to help us kind of identify [with Rob Treppendahl, Max Zoghbi and Bowman Hitchens arrive in Baton Rouge on Aug. 17. The three men started kayaking the the homeless], especially when it entire Mississippi River on June 21 from its origin in Lake Itasca in Minnesota. They completed the trip Aug. 20 in New Orleans. was 108 degrees outside,” Treppendahl said. “Certainly there’s no way we can really relate, but we can step into their shoes and be thankful for what you’ve got.” After taking their kayaks out of the river at the Moonwalk, the crowd made its way to the Southern Repertory Theater in Canal Place to eat jambalaya and hear stories from the trip. Sarah Zoghbi, Max’s sister and a University alumna, said she and her brother haven’t always “seen eye to eye on religious stuff.” “This completely bridges the gap,” she said. “I think it helped us because we’re so spiritually different.” Although the men were the ones paddling, sweating and enduring the toils of the river, the journey was just as much a trial for their families. “I was confident in their preparations and the classes they took to be prepared,” said Amy Hitchens, Bowman’s mother. “However, I was concerned about the external forces.” Hitchens said the family received a text message every night confirming the guys were safe, and they would follow their movements on an online GPS viewer. “It’s been a fabulous adventure for them and the fact that they have this heart for the community,” Hitchens said. “I’m just happy they’re fulfilling their life. What they’ve done has opened my eyes to wanting to be more involved in the community.”

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New police committee works toward stronger presence in community students, faculty and all individuals involved with the University makes LSUPD’s job easier and more effective, Walters said. Many people see LSUPD as an authoritative figure, but the Brian Sibille committee hopes to make the Staff Writer force more approachable, WalThe LSU Police Depart- ters said. ment has created a Community This is a step in the right diOutreach Committee in hopes of rection for the department, said making the department more ap- John Edwards, business sophoproachable. more. The committee, implement“They need to work harder ed in June, will to show they allow officers to care for student be more involved safety,” Edwards in the community said, noting he with many events has experienced being planned LSUPD respondfor the school ing slowly or not year, including at all to different on-campus biincidences. cycle registration Walters said opportunities in LSUPD’s reach Capt. Cory Lalonde September, said extends beyond LSUPD spokesman Sgt. Marshall campus to places Walters, committee chair. in the Baton Rouge area where “We believe LSUPD has a many individuals affiliated with very positive image on campus,” the University live and work. said Capt. Cory Lalonde, LSUPD LSUPD launched the “See spokesman. “We want to build on Something, Say Something” that.” campaign in January that encourA relationship has always ages the campus community to existed between LSUPD and the report any suspicious behavior. community, Lalonde said, and Lalonde said promotion of the the committee’s goal is to foster campaign will increase throughthat relationship. out the semester. A stronger partnership with Walters said the committee

Campus officers hope to be more accessible


‘We believe LSUPD has a very positive image on campus. We want to build on that.’

consists of five LSUPD representatives, including two officers and three sergeants. Campus police have taken measures in the past to interact with the community, Walters said, but the formation of a committee allows LSUPD to better focus on doing so. Past outreach efforts ranged from safety talks at elementary schools to shooter training videos online.

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Monday, August 22, 2011


River Center Branch SG plans bus trip to Cowboy Classic A total of 250 Library awaiting vote students will attend

Morgan Searles Staff Writer

The Baton Rouge Metro Council will have to wait a little longer to vote on the architectural contract for a $19 million project to demolish and rebuild the downtown River Center Branch Library. The East Baton Rouge Parish Library Board of Control decided Thursday to delay examination of the contract by the Metro Council for 30 days, allowing members of the two bodies to meet and discuss the project. After nearly a year of controversy, the Library Board moved to allow time for individuals involved to discuss the project information and answer questions from the Metro Council concerning the potential facility. Discussion on whether to replace the downtown library has caused debate, but Library System Director David Farrar said he feels this is an opportunity to serve the Baton Rouge community with an up-to-date facility. “The board chose an architect to build it, but there are rumblings that the Metro Council won’t ratify the architects,” Farrar said. “A small handful of people would not like to see $19 million spent on a new library, and they’d like to rattle the cage loud enough to make elected officials believe they are more than they are.” Members of the Library Board of Control voted in September 2010 to demolish the current 26,530-square-foot building and replace it with a new, 45,000-square-foot library. With a planned budget of $19 million, a committee-selected architect must have a contract approved by the Metro Council. Mary Stein, assistant library director, said Thursday’s meeting also resulted in the decision to have the chosen architect work together with the Department of Public Works to develop a detailed architectural contract, since the city would have ownership of the building. Stein said when the city has constructed a building in the past, it would have a build program, which is like a wish list for what the building will include. “We would give that to the Department of Public Works and hire an architect that can realize the wish list, but for this particular building the DPW will combine the two functions, allowing the architect hired to develop the building program and then design the building,” Stein said. “Since it’s not split, but combined, we don’t yet know what will happen.” Farrar said profiles, focus groups and studies agree that libraries are the best governmentrelated element of Baton Rouge. “I think libraries are the life and breath of any community,” Farrar said. “We have a wellfunded system. People vote and pay taxes, and libraries provide a

service to the community.” Stanford Bardwell, member of the Library Board of Control, explained the board members are appointed by the Metro Council, and the board advises the council on matters involving the library system. “That means that we don’t have independent control or thought over the budget or construction decisions,” Bardwell said. “We adopt a plan like this one to build a new library, but that still has to go to the council for approval.” The process began when the council approved the budget by one vote. A committee selected Washer Hill Lipscomb Cabaniss Architecture of Baton Rouge and Schwartz/Silver Architects of Boston in May. Bardwell, who opposes the construction of a new building, said he believes all the building needs is a major renovation, which could be done for less than $9 million. “That contract has to be approved by the Metro Council, and there has been raised serious questions by members of Metro Council with members of Library Board and public that they had no intention of approving it,” he said. Farrar said once the architectural contract reaches the Metro Council, it could sit on the contract as long as it wants, or the council may make a political stand to vote it down, sending the Library Board back to the drawing board for a new idea for downtown. Farrar said if the Library Board decides to continue and the Metro Council approves the selected architect, it would be about a year before the design process for new building is complete, and a year and a half before the existing building is demolished. “But council members don’t want this building downtown,” Farrar said. “Baton Rouge deserves to step ahead in the future investments. Small business and corporations need space downtown, and if we can give them outstanding technology in an advanced cutting-edge library with those kinds of materials, then why not?” Rex Cabaniss, principal of WHLC Architecture, said designing a new building for the downtown library is a unique opportunity. “Within the library system of any city, there’s typically only going to be one downtown library,” Cabaniss said. “It’s different from similar branch libraries. Always the downtown library has slightly different role to play because the it is different from those in outlining areas. It takes on different importance and roles in the community.”

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Kate Mabry Staff Writer

When tickets for the Cowboys Classic went on sale Aug. 11, all 230 spots on the Student Government-sponsored bus trip sold within an hour. Tickets for the bus trip, which will take University students to Arlington, Texas, on five buses for the Sept. 3 football game against the Oregon Ducks, cost $110, with $70 going toward the ticket price and $40 toward transportation. All other expenses, which include a meal, T-shirt and gift bag, were paid for by SG sponsorships. No student fees will be spent on the trip, said SG president Cody Wells. Twenty tickets for the trip were reserved for SG members, bringing the total number of students in attendance to 250. SG began organizing arrangements for the trip months ahead of time, according to Chas Kelly, SG director of athletics. “There was a lot of preplanning involved in this bus trip,” Kelly said. “This is the first time SG has taken a bus trip to Arlington, and it will be the second time in one year that LSU plays in Cowboys Stadium. We really want the students to have a good time.” Wells said the majority of participants are freshmen, and

the eight hour-bus ride will give them the opportunity to learn some University history and football cheers. “We want everyone to know what LSU is about and share in our passion for LSU football,” said SG assistant director of athletics Eric Harper. Because of time restraints, students will arrive in Arlington an hour before the game and will leave about an hour after the game, Kelly said. Emilie Bryant, interior design freshman, said she heard about the trip during summer orientation and at S.T.R.I.P.E.S. “They did a good job promoting the trip,” Bryant said. “I was iffy at first because I didn’t know anyone else who was going.” But after checking the Facebook page for incoming freshmen, she said she saw many of her classmates chatting about the bus trip. “A lot of people were writing on the page,” she said. “They all seemed so excited. I love

making new friends, so I wasn’t as worried anymore about going by myself.” Jessica Simpson, marine biology freshman, said she will be attending the trip with her roommate and friends from orientation. Simpson said she is excited to attend and was pleased with the total price of the trip. “Usually things like this can get pricey, but I thought it was a great price for everything we get,” Simpson said.

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Commission created to fix postsecondary ed.

Clayton Crockett and Josh Naquin Staff Writers

At the inaugural meeting of the Governance Commission for Louisiana post-secondary education Friday, Commissioner of Higher Education Jim Purcell asked the question the commission was formed to resolve — “What can we do to maximize success?” The commission was created by House Concurrent Resolution 184 — co-authored by representatives Thomas Carmody, R-Shreveport, and John Schroder, R-Covington, — to monitor the governing bodies of postsecondary education in Louisiana and provide recommendations for a more cohesive system. A bill, authored by House Speaker Jim Tucker, proposed to replace the Board of Regents and the Board of Supervisors with a single board, the Louisiana Postsecondary Education Board of Trustees, but the proposal failed to pass during the recent legislative session while Reso-

lution 184 passed instead. “This is a compromise,” Schroder said in his opening remarks on the legislation. If the Governance Commission does not produce results, he said, “I will support a oneboard solution in the next session.” Schroder described the current system as “organized chaos” that lacks “adequate structure” and “any real chain of command.” Some of the commission members believe the root of the problem lies in Louisiana’s secondary education system. Randy Moffett, president of the University of Louisiana System, agreed, pointing out that 37 percent of 18-year-olds in Louisiana do not graduate high school. The Commission will meet four more times to prepare a report which they will submit to the legislature by Jan. 12, 2012. Contact The Daily Reveille’s news staff at


Soft landing curriculum proposed for students Lauren Duhon Contributing Writer

University business students will learn to take their entrepreneurial ventures across borders through a curriculum that will expose them to global markets while interacting with Chinese businesses. The proposed “soft landing” curriculum — which refers to the addition of foreign businesses into a market to facilitate economic growth and development — involves projects and team assignments and encourages students to find companies of interest. The goal is to educate students on establishing markets and reducing the risks and costs involved in their business ventures to ensure sustainable success, said Ye-Sho Chen, business professor and director of emerging markets initiative. “In the 21st century, entrepreneurship education is important,” Chen said. “Train students to be global entrepreneurs instead of training them to work for big companies.” Chen became familiar with the “soft landing” concept, coined by the National Business Incubation Association, while working with Louisiana Business and Technology Center’s incubators, a program aiming to help start and promote foreign businesses into the national market. LBTC works with the University to provide opportunities for graduates and current students to work with the the incubator’s companies to offer real world experience and to apply what they learned in the classroom. As part of Chen’s curriculum, he hopes to attract Chinese businesses to work with LBTC and

his students. “Our perspective on soft landing is providing space and services for international companies to use as their United States operations,” said Charles D’Agostino, executive director of the LBTC. The curriculum is already in effect at the E.J. Ourso College of Business. However, the project will be applying for official soft landing status from the NBIA next year. In order to be endorsed, it takes two years to develop a track record of success, D’Agostino said. “I want Ph.D. students,” Chen said. “Students who are passionate, hungry and determined.” Former University student and business owner Matthew Spencer displayed these characteristics in forming his own business — ­ Who Dat Pig, which sells Mardi Gras beads — from the knowledge he acquired as one of Chen’s students. “Soft landing will provide a solution to students by networking throughout the semester, establishing a knowledge base from which to pull from and contribute to and setting up international incubator programs,” Spencer said. “It is all about who you know.” University alumnus and current MIT graduate student John Casey advocates the curriculum and is involved with a similar program at MIT. He believes it allows for more opportunities outside of the classroom. “Dr. Chen’s curriculum [gives] prospective student entrepreneurs a context for success in a specific developing environment,” Casey said. Contact Lauren Duhon at

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Members of Pi Beta Phi sorority welcome new members Aug. 20 in front of Lod Cook Alumni Center for Bid Day. Look for a Daily Reveille article Tuesday about increased numbers for Greek recruitment.

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University students, faculty volunteer at EBR schools for Community Bound Martin: students should give back Andrea Gallo Staff Writer

More than 650 University students spent Saturday painting, cleaning and sprucing up schools in the East Baton Rouge Parish School District as part of Community Bound, an annual program aiming to illuminate the impact of community service, especially for incoming freshmen. Freshmen, upperclassmen, faculty and staff comprised the team who volunteered at Baton Rouge Magnet High, Westdale Heights Academic Elementary Magnet, Glasgow Middle School, South Boulevard Elementary, Westminster Elementary and Jefferson Terrace Elementary. “When you come to LSU, you join a new family — the LSU family,” said Chancellor Michael Martin. “But LSU is part of a bigger community.” Martin stressed University students’ responsibilities to give back to their communities and help others receive educations. Josh Dean, Volunteer LSU’s adviser, said the day’s goal was to inspire students to feel “engaged and connected to the University

and the community.” Carley Tatman, undeclared freshman, said she is hoping to climb the ladder of volunteerism at the University. “I thought it would be a great way to get involved with the LSU community,” she said. Bruno Beltran, mathematics and physics freshman, said Community Bound seemed like a “great first thing to go to” at the University. He said he hoped it would foster friendships. One of Community Bound’s sponsors is the Honors College, and incoming and upper class honors students devoted their day to service. Stewart Humble, biological sciences senior and Honors College peer leader, said the first pillar of the Honors College is service, and Community Bound gives freshmen a taste of how they can connect with the community. Matthew Darce, also biological sciences senior and Honors College peer leader, said while work such as painting parking lines may not change a student’s life, he knows students appreciate small touches to improve their environment. In addition to VLSU and the Honors College, sponsors for Community Bound are Campus Life, Career Services, the African

American Cultural Center, the Campus Federal Credit Union, the office of First Year Experience and ARAMARK Facility Services. John Dilworth, superintendent of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, said he likes to visit the schools the Monday after Community Bound to watch both student and teacher reactions. Cheryl Miller, the principal of South Boulevard Elementary, said while her school has excellent maintenance workers and a great parent-teacher organization, they can’t accomplish everything, which makes University students a tremendous help. She said parents will be excited about the changes when they attend open house. Norma Church, principal of Westdale Heights, said her students participate in community service, so University volunteers reinforce the positive impact of helping others. She said she hopes when her students go to college, they’ll return to spruce up their old school with a heart for service. BRIANNA PACIORKA / The Daily Reveille

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(Top) Elliott Thompson, biology freshman, paints a wall Aug. 20 in South Boulevard Elementary School during Community Bound. (Bottom) Students wash the windows of a classroom at South Boulevard Elementary School during Community Bound. See more photos from Community Bound at

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ATLAS program aids scholars in finishing research projects University faculty receives grants Josh Naquin Staff Writer

Amid budgetary woes and economic concerns, the Awards To Louisiana Artists and Scholars Program continues to provide University professors and scholars with funding to complete research efforts within their respective fields. The ATLAS program is funded by a Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund and provides faculty members in humanities, arts and social sciences with the financial support necessary — up to $50,000 per project — to take a leave of absence from teaching in order to complete scholarly projects. Ann Whitmer, assistant dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, has advised ATLAS applicants within her college since the program’s inception in 2004, but she said the program has grown in popularity among University staff in recent years. “The ATLAS Program is highly competitive. Garnering a grant is no easy feat,” Whitmer said. According to Whitmer, faculty members in the College of Humanities and Social

“I wouldn’t have been able to Sciences generally submit 25 to 30 applications a year for the AT- complete this book-length project LAS Program, with six to 10 re- for another two years without the ATLAS grant,” Zerba said. ceiving the grant. Zerba cited the unimpeded The program welcomes applications from all faculty mem- research time as an especially bers within the state and specified alluring aspect of the program, as did Malcolm Richardson, asfields. Whitmer said the applicants’ sociate dean of the College of Humanities and proposals are Social Sciences. assessed by Richardson, outside reviewwho received his ers and ranked grant in 2008, based on their worked sporadifindings. The cally on a book criteria for sefor several years lection, as outbefore receivlined by the ing his ATLAS Board of Regrant. gents, factors “It enabled in the proposme to comals’ feasibility Michelle Zerba and potential Associate professor of English, foreign pletely rethink everything I impact upon the academic languages and comparative literature was doing with the book and field, as well as the project’s current progress and allowed me time to reform my opinions on some topics,” Richlikelihood of completion. “A broad range of proj- ardson said. Richardson’s research yieldects are selected,” Whitmer said. “There is a misconception ed a book, “Middle Class Writthat projects involving Louisiana ing in Late Medieval London,” as well as a change in his thought are favored.” Michelle Zerba, associate process. “It completely affected my professor of English, foreign languages and comparative lit- thinking toward my work and erature, recently completed a made me miss teaching, seeing year-long ATLAS grant. During students,” Richardson said. Richardson said the ATthis time Zerba produced a book, “The Dexterity of Doubt: Skepti- LAS program’s creation of cism and Forms of Uncertainty in faculty absence does not adversely affect the students. He Antiquity and the Renaissance.”


‘The ATLAS Program gives Louisiana good academic press; it lets the world know Louisiana still supports the arts.’


Parking permit mail-out delayed

Tickets will not be given until Sept. 6

withheld until the second week of classes, but the grace period will be extended to accommodate the delay, Graham said. “Students can park in any resident or commuter zone as Brian Sibille long they do so legally,” GraStaff Writer ham said. “Vehicles parked in fire Parking permits for students, zones and other prohibited parkfaculty and staff will arrive later ing areas will still be ticketed.” than expected this semester. Faculty and staff permits New permits from last year will will be mailed be also honored early this week, until Sept. 6. said Gary GraStudents and ham, director faculty in need of of the Office of medical permits Parking, Traffic can visit the Ofand Transportafice of Parking, tion. He said stuTraffic and Transdents can expect portation for temto receive permits porary permits, at their home resiaccording to a Gary Graham dences soon, but director of the Office of Parking, broadcast email. parking legally The office Traffic and Transportation in student zones should be conwithout a permit will be allowed tacted if a permit is not received until Sept. 6. by Sept. 1. Graham said the delay is due In addition, prices of parking to shipping problems at the decal permits have recently increased printing company, and permits from $50 to $63 per semester and for the 2011-2012 school year $100 to $125 for a year. Graham were not shipped from the printer said this increase, like rising costs to the University until the week- applied to many student fees, is end of Aug. 19. a scheduled occurrence that will Parking violations for un- happen approximately every four registered vehicles are usually years over several decades.


‘Students can park in any resident or commuter zones as long as they do so legally.’

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said classes taught by absent faculty members may be taught by other faculty or delayed. The ATLAS program continues to enjoy a sterling reputation throughout the academic world. It is beneficial to faculty members, as well as the state of Louisiana, Zerba said. “The ATLAS program gives

Louisiana good academic press; it lets the world know Louisiana still supports the arts,” Zerba said.

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The Emmy, which is designated for films produced and financed by Los Angeles television stations, was presented to DeLyser’s team under the category “Arts and Culture/History.” DeLyser served as the documentary’s associate producer. DeLyser said she was thrilled to attend the Emmy presentation because she never expected to have a project nominated or to even work on a film. She said her win was a complete surprise. DeLyser met the producer and writer of “Pancho,” Nick Spark, at the Women in Aviation International Conference in 2005. She said she immediately wanted to become involved in his project and began by helping to raise funds. DeLyser said she and Spark were some of the first researchers to gain access to Pancho Barnes’ archive of documents in Los Angeles. Spark said he expected a nomination from the television station associated with the film. He said the station was supportive throughout the production. Spark said he is honored by the nomination and win because fellow filmmakers chose the award recipient. He said public television is, by nature, infrequently honored. Female pilots hold a special place in DeLyser’s heart. She has been flying gliders since 1988, which led to her research on women pilots

of the late 1920s and early 1930s. DeLyser said she enjoys her research because, as a female pilot, she continues to face many of the same difficulties her subjects faced on a smaller scale. She said her subjects are “the people whose shoulders I literally stand on every time I fly.” Gentry Hanks, who was advised by DeLyser through her University master’s program, said she and DeLyser organized a viewing of “Pancho” on campus through several student organizations. She said the film celebrates the female contributions to aviation. But film production is only the newest of DeLyser’s many hobbies. Her stock of antique cars includes a 1941 Tatra T87 and a 1924 Nash that won first and second place, respectively, in the 2010 New York Times Collectible Car Contest. The Nash is one in DeLyser’s nine-car collection, and she co-owns the Tatra, her tenth. DeLyser also owns five antique motorcycles. DeLyser is a first-generation American, and English is her second language, after Dutch. She also speaks some Russian and Spanish. DeLyser serves the University as the Faculty Athletics Representative, a position that oversees intercollegiate athletic teams to maintain focus on issues lke student athlete well-being and academic integrity. DeLyser also works as an editor of “Cultural Geographies,” a peer-reviewed journal. As North American

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DeLyser poses with the award statues Aug. 6 prior to the L.A. Area Emmy ceremony at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in California.

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editor of the journal, DeLyser said she reviews about 40 manuscripts per year. DeLyser said her position entails selection of three knowledgeable reviewers for each manuscript, facilitation of timely reviews and discussion of review results with authors. She described the honor she feels to be able to “shape the discipline of cultural geography.” Despite her many trades, Hanks said DeLyser’s top priority is her students. Hanks said DeLyser “displays amazing dedication to students” and is “involved in their academic and professional lives.” Whether it’s in the air, on the set or in the classroom, Delyser loves a challenge. “I like taking something really new and giving it all I’ve got,” she said.

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Geography Associate Professor Dydia DeLyser prepares for her first solo flight Dec. 17, 2003. DeLyser received an Emmy for her work on a documentary about female aviators.


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Inheriting the Spotlight

Junior Morris Claiborne steps up to No. 1 defensive back upon Patrick Peterson’s exit

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LSU junior cornerback Morris Claiborne (17) holds onto the ball, escaping a tackle from MSU junior quarterback Chris Relf (14) during the Tigers’ 29-7 win against Mississippi State on Sept. 18, 2010.

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Morris Claiborne’s LSU career by the numbers: 2010: 12 games, 12 starts, 37 tackles, one tackle for loss, six pass breakups, five interceptions for 101 yards 2009: seven games, seven tackles, no pass breakups, no interceptions

LSU’s Indoor Practice Facility provides refuge from the sweltering August heat. Metal foldout chairs line the hash marks all the way up the field. Only one of the chairs in the section designated “Defensive Backs” sits in front of a media backdrop. The seat would have undoubtedly been filled last year by Patrick Peterson, the Tigers’ defensive MVP-turned-top 10 draft pick. With Peterson in the NFL, the spotlight now shines on a player who learned from Peterson since he stepped foot on campus. Junior Morris Claiborne, LSU’s new No. 1 defensive back, sees Peterson not just as a friend and former teammate, but as family. “It was mostly a big brother-little brother type thing,” Claiborne said. “Since the first time I came in on my visit, he’s always been there. From the meeting rooms, to coming on the field, doing drills, CLAIBORNE, see page 26

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Junior cornerback Morris Claiborne takes a breather during practice Aug. 23, 2010. He steps up to No. 1 defensive back this season.


Tigers picked to win seventh straight SEC West title

Youth comprises majority of team Albert Burford

Sports Contributor

After six consecutive Southeastern Conference Western Division titles, it’s no surprise coaches have picked LSU to win yet another division championship. The Tigers have appeared in six straight NCAA tournaments and will be led by senior middle

blocker Michele Williams and sophomore middle blocker Desiree Elliott, both Preseason AllSEC coaches’ selections. Senior libero Lauren Waclawczyk said she thinks LSU can be one of the best defensive teams in the nation. “We have a lot of returners, and that’s where our base is going to be,” she said. “We’re working really hard and taking tons of reps, so I think we’re going to be very dominant in that part.” LSU coach Fran Flory said SEC PREPARATION, see page 25

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LSU senior middle hitter Michele Williams (23) jumps up for the tip Aug. 20 during the Purple vs. Gold scrimmage in the PMAC.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Mahtook heads to majors, leaves behind family at LSU

Hunter Paniagua Sports Writer

When Mikie Mahtook signed with the Tampa Bay Rays on Aug. 15 for a $1.15 million signing bonus, he left behind two families – one family at home in Lafayette and another family in the dugout at Alex Box Stadium. Those left behind nearly kept Mahtook in Baton Rouge for his senior season. Whereas many thought Mahtook jumping to the big leagues was a foregone conclusion, Mahtook brought the decision to within five minutes of the signing deadline. “Leaving all this behind is a little tough for me,” Mahtook said. “But when it came down to it, me and my mom talked tirelessly and had long hours throughout the entire summer about what we needed to do, and we decided this was the best decision for me.” Having a summer free of baseball allowed Mahtook to spend time with his mother, Mary Ann, and gauge how she’d handle his departure. When they both agreed going professional was best, Mahtook made it official. “I got to see how much she’s grown as a person and how healthy she is,” Mahtook said. “It kind of gave me a peace of mind to see she’s all right. Seeing that put me at ease.” Mahtook said his mother has handled many challenges in her life, including the death of her husband. Mahtook lost his father, Mike, when he was 4 years old, and even though he has said most memories of his father come through stories told by other family members, his father still left an impression on him. “I have full confidence that throughout my life, the decisions I’ve made were highly influenced by him,” Mahtook said. “I’ll always have two eyes looking down on me, and I think that’s something special to have.” As much as Mahtook considered his immediate family in this decision, his coaches and teammates played an equally significant role. He admitted he still has a sour taste in his mouth from not reaching the postseason in his final season at LSU, and his expectations for 2012

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Mikie Mahtook discusses his decision to leave LSU to play for Tampa Bay on Aug. 17 at the Football Operation Center. Mahtook was drafted in the first round of the MLB draft.

nearly enticed him to return. “I just know the talent we have coming back, and I really wanted to be a part of that,” Mahtook said. “Outside of the friendships and relationships I have with the coaches, that was probably one of the biggest reasons why my decision was so hard.” Mahtook mentioned his relationship with LSU coach Paul Manieri as one of his fondest memories of LSU and made sure to notify him of his signing before everyone outside his immediate family. Mainieri said he always expected Mahtook to sign and gave him his support throughout the process. “That is a wonderful young man – one of the greatest kids that I’ve had the privilege of coaching in my 20 years of college coaching,” Mainieri said. “He gave his heart and soul to LSU and to LSU baseball for three years.” When the Tigers open the 2012 season, a small part of Mahtook will still remain with the program. Mahtook gave junior outfielder Mason Katz his jersey number, an honor that Mahtook bestowed on his closest friend on the team. “Mason demonstrates a lot of my characteristics – how he plays the game hard, plays the game fast and a little reckless at times,” Mahtook said. “He loves LSU and he loves his team, and I feel like that’s what LSU baseball’s all about. So I asked him if he would take it, and he said he’d be honored to do it.”

Even though Mahtook will no longer take the field for LSU, he will keep his LSU family in his heart. “I will always and forever be a Tiger,” Mahtook said. “I will always consider myself a part of this family.”

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Former LSU outfielder Mikie Mahtook relays in a ball from the outfield March 30 during LSU’s 6-0 win against McNeese State.

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Texas A&M will eventually join SEC, could ruin conference BODY SHOTS Rob Landry Sports columnist

Greed is named as one of the seven deadly sins, and money is considered the root of all evil. If these statements are true, then Mike Slive must be Beelzebub. Slive, commissioner of the Southeastern Conference, is willing to sacrifice much of the league’s history and tradition so he can renegotiate the league’s already monumental television deal and make a few extra bucks. Texas A&M will eventually become part of the SEC. While it may not be as soon as originally expected, the conference is going to expand, and the Aggies will be a part of that expansion. Slive and the other moneygrubbing school presidents are looking past how this will permanently damage the conference if it expands the wrong way. Ideally, Texas A&M would join the SEC Western Division and the other addition will come in the form of an Atlantic Coast Conference team that would jump into the Eastern Division. But this is not as easy as it seems. First, current members Florida, Georgia and South Carolina have all said they will oppose adding new members from their respective states. This eliminates the most logical addition choices of Clemson, Florida State and Georgia Tech. There is still the potential addition of North Carolina State or Wake Forest, who are

looking to make some extra money and don’t have the same historical ties to the ACC’s basketball heritage as in-state partners North Carolina and Duke. But neither the Wolfpack nor Demon Deacons bring much as far as football pedigree or expanded exposure to the table. Adding them would appear as a desperation move by the SEC rather than a power move. The most intriguing ACC invitee would be Virginia Tech. The Hokies have plenty of clout in the college football world, and being just four hours from the Washington, D.C., area, carry with them a potentially large TV market. But Virginia Tech is currently a huge fish in a small pond. If the Hokies stayed put, they could continue to be the alpha male of the ACC, go to BCS bowl after BCS bowl and rake in their own treasure chest of cash every year. Moving to the SEC would put Tech in the middle of the pack in its own division, not to mention in the overall conference standings. There’s a good chance the powers-that-be in Blacksburg will decide against making the jump. This leaves the SEC again attempting to pillage the soon-to-be defunct Big 12 to fill its vacancy. Here’s where disaster happens. The SEC would move to make Missouri the league’s 14th team. Should this happen, both the Aggies and Tigers would join the SEC West. This leaves unbalanced divisions, with eight in the West and six in the East. One team would have to shift to the East to balance things out.

This would come down to one of the two eastern-most teams in the West: Alabama and Auburn. Just the idea of the Crimson Tide and Tigers in opposite divisions is enough to make a fan of SEC football quiver. But the problems run much, much deeper than that. The conference would have to readjust the permanent out-ofdivision opponents to make sure the Iron Bowl is still played annually, if for no other reason than to quell the already riotous mob calling into The Paul Finebaum Show on a daily basis. But in Scenario One, Alabama moves to the East. Auburn and the Tide become permanent opposite division opponents. Auburn and Georgia are now forced to quit annually playing the longest-running rivalry in the conference. LSU fans lose their annual visitation rights with their ex, Nick Saban, and it might also mean LSU and Florida no longer play annually, either. Now, if it’s Auburn that makes the move, Alabama will no longer get to play hated rival Tennessee every year. It also means LSU loses the rivalry with Auburn, a game that has produced such famous — and infamous, depending on your team of choice ­ — moments as The Earthquake Game, The Interception Game, The Barn Burner, The Cigar Game, Auburn kicker Damon Duval getting beaten up by an LSU tuba player, Ref-Gate ’04, Auburn kicker John Vaughn missing five field goals, Ref-Gate ’06 and Demetrius Byrd’s lastsecond catch in 2007.

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Former LSU running back Steven Ridley (34) ran for 105 yards and a touchdown Jan. 7 in LSU’s 41-24 win against Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl.

Heated rivalries are what made the SEC great, and ruining them out of greed will snuff out the passion and pride the fans take in their teams. Hopefully Satan or Slive has a change of heart before it’s too late.

Rob Landry is a 20-year-old mass communication senior from Mandeville. Follow him on Twitter @RobLandry85. Contact Rob Landry at

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Arlitt, Studrawa making smooth switch to OC Martineau spur 3-0 rout of ULL Mark Clements Sports Writer

Chris Abshire Sports Writer

The LSU soccer team opened its 2011-12 season with a weekend of mixed results, splitting a pair of non-conference road matches for a 1-1 start. After an opening loss to Memphis on Friday night, the Tigers bounced back to rout LouisianaLafayette, 3-0, Sunday afternoon at Ragin’ Cajuns Soccer Stadium in Lafayette. “The biggest positive was turning around so well and showing good fitness on short rest,” said LSU coach Brian Lee. “Running hard in the heat as we prepare for the Friday-Sunday schedule we’ll see in the [Southeastern Conference] was an important thing to see from this team.” During the match’s first 65 minutes, the Tigers consistently came up empty despite challenging the Cajuns’ defense with four corner kicks and 10 shots, including four on goal in that stretch. “We were waiting and waiting and playing so well while creating such good chances and just missing on the final touch,” Lee said. “Once we got that first one, it settled things down for us.” LSU didn’t get on the board until the 68th minute, when senior midfielder Natalie Martineau buried a pass from standout sophomore Addie Eggleston into the back of the net to break a scoreless tie. From there, the offensive floodgates opened for a frustrated Tiger attack. Off nifty feeds from senior midfielder Taryne Boudreau and freshman midfielder Alex Arlitt, junior forward Carlie Banks quickly tacked on another score in the 78th minute. Arlitt rounded out the late offensive barrage in the 88th minute, volleying in a Kaley Blades corner kick from six yards out for the final goal. Senior goalkeeper Mo Isom notched a shutout in her season debut, but was rarely tested as the LSU back line allowed only three total shots and two on goal from ULL. The season opener was decidedly less impressive, as the Tigers were handily defeated by Memphis, 3-1, Friday night at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex in Memphis. 2010-11 SEC All-Freshman goalkeeper Megan Kinneman opened her sophomore campaign with an inauspicious performance, allowing three goals to an aggressive Memphis front line, which managed 15 total shots on an unusually porous LSU defense. Kinneman gave up just 10 goals in 14 games during her breakout freshman season. Contact Chris Abshire at

LSU coach Les Miles made one of the biggest splashes of the offseason when he brought in former Louisville coach Steve Kragthorpe to repair the struggling Tiger offense that finished 86th in total offense and 107th in pass offense last season. In addition to his daunting task, Kragthorpe received an added challenge when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in early August. Kragthorpe relinquished his duties as offensive coordinator, but stayed on board as quarterbacks coach, leaving the offense in the hands of offensive line coach Greg Studrawa. “We want what is best for Steve and that is what we have all been concerned about,” Studrawa said. “None of us really know how this is all going to go, but when you have wonderful guys who can jump in, it makes the job real easy.” Studrawa was one of the names thrown around when Miles began his search for a new offensive coordinator in January. The Bowling Green alumnus held the same position at his alma mater for four years before making the move to Baton Rouge. Miles, who hired Studrawa in 2007, said the coaches are making a “strong transition” and Kragthorpe is still heavily involved in the offense. “[Kragthorpe] is doing all of the things he would have normally have done without the coordinator title,” Miles said. “I still think that you will see that Kragthorpe will have strong input in some of the styles of passing and those things Jefferson is comfortable with. Stud’s niche is his efficiency and making sure the things we are running are practiced well

and that we’ll have advantages.” The Tigers return nine starters on the offensive side of the ball, including five on the offensive line and both quarterbacks. And with Kragthorpe’s system already installed, Studrawa said the toughest transition is relaying the play calls from the press box to the field. “The good thing about it is that we had Studrawa a system in place with what we had before and what Steve brought in before any of this even happened, so that system is not even going to change,” said Studrawa, whose play calling at Bowling Green set school records in his four years with the Falcons. “I believe if your preparation throughout the

week is what it should be, then you know what you are going to do.” Studrawa said both he and Kragthorpe will be upstairs, relaying the message to tight ends coach Steve Ensminger on the field, who will send the play in to the quarterback. “Steve Ensminger’s and my relationship is probably going to be where the biggest transition comes in. He taking the offensive line down on the field during game day will be the biggest transition, especially with how we communicate,” Studrawa said. “We are working through that as well as calling plays. All of the guys are basically on the same page.” Senior quarterback Jordan Jefferson also said the transition has been a smooth one. “Coach Stud hasn’t really changed his role within practice.

His main focus is coaching the O-line and Coach Kragthorpe’s main focus is coaching the quarterbacks,” Jefferson said. “To me it’s really not going to be a big change up for us because Coach Kragthorpe is still going to be involved with the play call. Instead of one mind we’re going to have two minds in the press box.” Junior wide receiver Russell Shepard said the confidence level is high in their new coordinator. “We have all the confidence in the world in Coach Stud,” Shepard said. “He’s had past success at different schools, he’s been around great head coaches, great programs and I’m happy to follow him. Coach Stud is going to be a great leader for this offense.” Contact Mark Clements at

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Randle, Shepard atop receiving depth chart for first time Freshmen Landry, Beckham, Jr. shine Scott Branson Sports Contributor

For junior wide receivers Rueben Randle and Russell Shepard, living up to the expectations of being a five-star recruit has thus far not gone as planned. With the departure of Terrence Toliver to the NFL, both Randle and Shepard are at the top of the depth chart with the opportunity to impact the passing game immediately. Toliver led LSU wide receivers in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns in 2010. This season, LSU coaches have expressed confidence in their most veteran receivers. LSU offensive coordinator Greg Studrawa lauded Randle’s hard work and his development into a vocal leader, but said it will be hard for Randle to contribute as a leader if he is not producing on the field or playing confidently. “Once that happens, the leadership ability will enhance not only with him, but in the eyes of the team,” Studrawa said. Randle, who is on the 2011 Biletnikoff Award watch list, had 33 catches for 544 yards last year.

Shepard said he has worked on route-running and receiving fundamentals since he arrived at LSU. Both players are already drawing high praise from LSU coach Les Miles. “Rueben Randle and Russell Shepard will be as good as a receiver tandem that there is,” Miles said. Miles said he is also confident in the abilities of his other veteran receivers. Sophomores James Wright and Kadron Boone both saw playing time in reserve roles last year. Wright had two catches for 21 yards in 12 games last year and was named one of the team’s “Most Improved” after spring practice. Boone played in all 13 games without a start, catching four passes for 52 yards in 2010. Of the true freshmen, Miles said Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham, Jr. caught his eye in spring practice. “I’m not ready to say Odell Beckham, Jr. and Jarvis Landry won’t get to the field quickly,” Miles said. “They are guys who will play in games right away.” Landry, a five-star recruit, injured his foot during camp and could not participate in drills for a couple of weeks. “Landry is close to full strength,” Miles said. “He doesn’t

have much catching up to do. He has such a bright want to compete and is an aggressive learner,” Miles said. Studrawa said Beckham, Jr.’s smooth hands could land him playing time. “Beckham has made two or three super plays in camp already,” Studrawa said. “He will fit into what we are doing.” Miles said the New Orleans native “had a big day” in the team’s first scrimmage. True freshman Paul Turner, who played quarterback, running back and wide receiver in high school, projects as a wide receiver at LSU. “I’ll play whatever position the coaches think I am best suited for,” Turner said. Miles said Turner, who has impressed coaches with his quickness and athleticism, may earn some touches as a kick returner. Senior tight end Deangelo Peterson, whose 23-yard fourthdown rush on a Miles trick play led to a go-ahead touchdown against Alabama last year, returns for his senior season. He led LSU tight ends with 16 catches for 198 yards in 2010. Senior Mitch Joseph has played tight end in 36 games and has also contributed on special teams over the pas three years. Studrawa said Joseph will be a

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Junior wide receiver Rueben Randle hauls in a pass during practice March 12 at the LSU Indoor Practice Facility. Randle will headline LSU’s receiving corps in 2011.

part of the tight-end rotation this year, especially on two tight-end sets. Juniors Chase Clement and Tyler Edwards could also factor into Studrawa’s schemes. Clement

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Replacing Drake Nevis priority for young defensive line Tigers’ depth will be a key strength

we’re trying to be more dominant tackles and two sacks in five than we were last year,” Brock- games last year, while Adams compiled 27 tackles, 1.5 sacks ers said. Each player on the line shares and one forced fumble. Mingo recorded 35 tackles the same mentaland 2.5 sacks last ity and pride. Andrew Chapple season. “We always Sports Contributor C h a v i s try to be the best Redshirt sophomore defen- front in the counsaid juniors Lasive tackle Michael Brockers try,” Logan said. var Edwards and junior defensive tackle Josh and Chancey The players Downs are confident they can re- carry that same Aghayere will place All-American Drake Nevis. confidence with also rotate in at The Tigers lost both of last them into pracdefensive end. Ken Adams year’s starting defensive tack- tice. Edwards started Senior defensive end les to the NFL. The Indianapolis seven games last “We come Colts drafted Nevis in the third out year after Montwith our round, and the Seattle Seahawks mindset in practice as, ‘We’re the gomery’s injury and recorded drafted defensive tackle Lazarius best,’” said senior defensive end 21 tackles, an interception, one Levingston in the seventh round. Ken Adams. “If you practice like forced fumble and one fumble “Drake was a brilliant indi- you’re the best, you’re going to recovery. Aghayere notched 21 vidual,” Brockers said. “He made play like you’re the best.” tackles including 1.5 tackles for plays that guys would be like, A healthy Sam Montgomery a loss, starting twice. ‘How did he do that?’ I’m really returns this season after persever“When you bring in five trying to fill in the role my own ing through a knee injury. Mont- guys like that, you have to think way.” gomery still earned Freshman that’s going to be one of your Highly-recruited freshman All-SEC honors, despite missing strongest positions on defense,” Anthony Johnson, redshirt fresh- the final eight games of the sea- Chavis said. man Ego FerguThe defensive line rotation is son. son and redshirt “I will tell loaded with talent, according to sophomore Benyou that he’s the players. nie Logan will ro“This is a great rotation,” healthy, he’s full tate at defensive of speed and he Brockers said. “The best defentackle, according isn’t missing a sive fronts in the nation, they’re to LSU Defensive beat,” Chavis dominant in the pass, they’re Coordinator John dominant in the run, and you said. Chavis. Chavis said can’t get away from them since Last year, M o n t g o m e r y , they’re all over you. That’s what Michael Brockers Brockers had 25 Adams and red- we’re trying to do, and that’s Redshirt sophomore tackles and one shirt sophomore what we’re accomplishing.” forced fumble. defensive end defensive tackle Downs had 10 Barkevious Mintackles and one sack, and Logan go will get most of the snaps. Achad five tackles in three games. cording to Mingo, all three run Contact Andrew Chapple at “We’re talking about five the 40-yard dash in less than 4.5 guys that we feel very confident seconds. in right now that can line up and The 240-pound Mingo put play at a high level in the SEC,” on 20 pounds in the LSU offseaChavis said. son because he said he wanted to Brockers was the only de- be better prepared to stop the run. fensive tackle to have a start last Mingo garnered freshman Allyear, but the unit is confident. SEC honors in 2010. “I know we’re youthful, but Montgomery recorded 18


‘If you practice like you’re the best, you’re going to play like you’re the best.’


‘I know we’re youthful, but we’re trying to be more dominant than we were last year.’

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LSU sophomore defensive end Barkevious Mingo tackles Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, in Tiger Stadium. The Tigers won 29-7.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Miles: Senior Ryan Baker stepping up to lead linebackers

Hatcher, Minter vie for middle LB Albert Burford Sports Contributor

When LSU linebacker Kelvin Sheppard was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the third round of the 2011 NFL draft, it was unclear whether his leadership or his talent would be more difficult for the Tigers’ linebacker corps to replace. Senior weakside linebacker Ryan Baker may be the solution to fill the voids in leadershio and on-field ability left by Sheppard, a 2010 All-Southeastern Conference selection. “We’ll miss Kelvin Sheppard, but Ryan Baker is that guy,” coach Les Miles said. “It is his time to be a leader. There is a responsibility

for the veteran leading backer to lead that group. I think that he has taken that upon his shoulders.” Baker doesn’t shy away from the responsibility of taking the leadership role from a player who was known for his extensive knowledge of the defense as well as his talent, and even said the pressure feels good. “I’ve been waiting for this opportunity, and I think I’m ready for it,” he said. “I just want to pick up where some of the old guys left off.” As for who will fill the all-important middle linebacker position, which Sheppard played last year, senior Karnell Hatcher is currently battling with redshirt sophomore Kevin Minter for the spot. Hatcher is a transplant to the linebackers this year. He played safety in his past three seasons with the Tigers. He started 11 games last

year and made 64 tackles during the season, third-most on the team. Defensive coordinator John Chavis appointed the switch in an effort to have his most talented secondary players on the field as much as possible while adding speed to the linebacker position. Chavis said the switch hasn’t been too difficult for Hatcher. “In the scheme we play, we have safeties that have assignments to be in the box, and they will be box players from time to time,” Chavis said. “He’s going to be in ground he’s been on before, he’s just going to be doing it every down now.” Hatcher said the transition has been easy at times, while difficult at others. “The tough part is, coming from safety, you have to get your reads quicker while you’re in the box,” he said. “You have to know

the assignments and get to the spot faster. The easy part is me being quicker than everybody out there.” While Hatcher just made the move to linebacker, Minter was in line behind Sheppard last year and saw action at middle linebacker in 11 games. “It’s always a competition year in and year out to keep your job,” Minter said. “We’re all for each other though, and it’s all fun. Whoever wins the battle, wins the battle.” Chavis said he has young talents at linebacker that he wants to incorporate into his defensive schemes. “I feel quite confident that we’ll be able to play more linebackers this year than we did last year,” he said. While senior Stefoin Francois will likely retain the same role he played last year as strongside

linebacker, Chavis praised Francois’ backup, sophomore backer Tahj Jones. “Tahj Jones has turned the corner and I feel quite confident in Tahj and his ability,” Chavis said. “He’s a guy that’s got tremendous speed and he’s put on a few pounds and worked his rear end off in the weight room.” Chavis also called sophomore Lamin Barrow “SEC ready,” and said he will add depth to the defense. Miles echoed Chavis’ faith in the linebacker corps.  “I think Baker and Hatcher are as athletic a twosome at linebacker that there is,” he said. “On top of that you bring in big strong guys like Minter and DJ Welter.” Contact Albert Burford at

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Billings, Mont. undefeated after 3-1 win over Lafayette

La. loses first time in tourney play The Associated Press

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The boys from Billings have the perfect excuse to miss the start of school Wednesday back home in Montana — they keep winning at the Little League World Series. Patrick Zimmer tossed five shutout innings and Ben Askelson hit a two-out, two-run single in a 3-1 win over Lafayette, La., on Sunday that kept the Northwest region champs undefeated in South Williamsport. It’s not a bad start for the first team from Montana to ever qualify for youth baseball’s biggest tournament, even though the players didn’t think they would get here. “We were just kind of hoping to make it,” said Ian Leatherberry, 12, who added an insurance run in the sixth with a two-out, RBI double. “That was our ultimate goal, and then we got even farther.” School begins this week, and if everything breaks right, they might miss even more classes if they advance to the championship game Aug. 28. Are the players disappointed they won’t be in school? Zimmer, Askelson, Leatherberry and closer Sean Jones immediately responded in unison with an emphatic “No!” In the other early game Sunday, Yonny Hernandez hit two homers and three pitchers combined for a shutout to help Maracay, Venezuela, stay unbeaten with an 8-0 win over Langley, British Columbia.

Sunday’s late games featured Japan against Mexico and Huntington Beach, Calif., taking on LaGrange, Ky., in the U.S. bracket. The winner of that contest will play Montana on Wednesday. And to think the Big Sky league players from Billings once thought they might have trouble just making it through their regional tournament. But effective pitching, clutch hitting and timely defense have carried them through to make them the most successful Little League team ever out of Montana. Even manager Gene Carlson said he was a little surprised his team started 2-0 at the World Series. “But once we got here, we knew we belonged,” Carlson said before turning to his players. “They can play with anybody.” Zimmer struck out four before Jones came on to pitch the sixth and immediately got into trouble. Louisiana’s Nick Fruge reached on a three-base error, then scored on a wild pitch. Later Cain Castille, who finished 3 for 3, doubled with two outs to put the tying run at the plate, but Jones got a fielder’s choice to end the game. “We hit the ball, not as well as we wanted us to, but we hit at people, too,” Louisiana manager Leland Padgett said. “That’s baseball, there’s nothing you can do about that.” Louisiana lost for the first time in tournament play, though Padgett’s not too upset about it. “The most important thing if you’re 12 years old is learning how to lose, not win. Winning is easy,” the skipper said. “It’s how you lose that makes the character of a man, and that’s what we’re trying to teach these kids, though

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Billings, Mont. and Lafayette play Aug. 21 at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. Montana won 3-1.

we’re trying to teach a little baseball, too.” Venezuela 8, Canada 0 The 5-foot-6 Yonny Hernandez, 13, has become one of tournament’s most feared hitters with five hits and six RBIs over his first two games. After a slow start at the plate for Venezuela, Hernandez hit a two-run blast in the fifth before adding his second two-run shot in the sixth off

Canada. Venezuela manager Gustavo Narvaez said his squad was anxious the first few innings. “My mind was telling myself that I needed to make the adjustments and look at the details of the pitcher,” Hernandez said through an interpreter about adjusting to Canada starter Yi-Fan Pan. “I knew he was opening with curveball and then a fastball. I had a confidence ... that

I was going to see one of those pitches.” Ian Burns had two hits for Canada, while first baseman Riley Ens made a defensive gem with an over-the-shoulder catch in shallow right to prevent a potential extra-base hit in the first.

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Monday, August 22, 2011


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(Left) Junior John Peterson tees off Monday, Oct. 18, 2010 at the first hole of the David Toms Intercollegiate Golf Tournament. (Right) Senior Tessa Teachman shoots a three-over 75 March 11 in the first round of the LSU Tiger Golf Classic.

Staff Reports Eight SEC teams ranked in preseason AP Poll The first Associated Press Top 25 poll, released on Saturday, ranked LSU No. 4. The Tigers, who received one first-place vote, are one of eight SEC teams ranked in the preseason poll. Alabama (No. 2), South Carolina (No. 12), Arkansas (No. 15), Georgia (No. 19), Mississippi State (No. 20), Florida (No. 22) and Auburn (No. 23) joined LSU on the list. Tennessee also received votes. Former LSU golfer to take part in U.S. Amateur Former LSU golfer John Peterson will participate in his third United States Amateur Championship beginning today in Erin, Wis. It has been a busy summer for Peterson, who is preparing to wrap up his amateur career after four seasons at LSU. Peterson won the 2011 NCAA individual national championship June 2. He also finished runner-up at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational at Ohio State University’s Scarlet Course on July 24. Peterson will compete in the U.S. Amateur while awaiting a potential selection to the U.S. Walker Cup team, which comprises the leading amateur golfers of the United States, Great Britain and Ireland. The three-time All-American previously competed in the event in 2009 and 2010. He earned the

No. 53-seed in the first round of match play in 2009 and just missed the cut last year, tying for 65th place in stroke play. Peterson will tee off at 12:55 p.m. for the first round of stroke play. The format of the U.S. Amateur will include two rounds of stroke play, after which the field will be cut to 64. Six rounds of single-elimination match play will follow. The event will run through Aug. 28. Peterson will play the front nine holes at Blue Mound Golf & Country Club today. He will tee off for the second round on Tuesday at 7:40 a.m at Erin Hills Golf Club. LSU golfer Teachman places 22 at World University Games Senior golfer Tessa Teachman shot a five-over 77 on the final day at the World University Games, finishing in 22nd place Saturday at the Mission Hills Golf Club in Shenzhen, China. Teachman, a member of an LSU team that finished third in the NCAA Division I Women’s Championship, shot an even-par 36 on the back nine after a fiveover 41 front nine, which included two double-bogeys.

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18-under 558. Tzuchi Lin of Taiwan won the individual gold, firing an 8-under 280 total.

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SEC PREPARATION, from page 15

the team is already solid in four spots, leaving three question marks. She said the defense will be key to the team’s success. “Our first contact is the key,” Flory said. “I have no doubt we are going to be a great ball-control team, and those are the teams that get to play deeper into December.” The team isn’t lacking in talent. ranked its recruiting class No. 18 nationally. It may, however, lack in seniority. Of the 16 players on LSU’s roster, 11 are freshmen or sophomores, leaving three juniors and two seniors to carry the load of team leadership. In order to prepare the Lady Tigers’ youth for SEC play, Flory said she wasted no time getting the team into a fast-paced practice mode. “We have jumped right into it,” Flory said. “Our first practice, we were in our offensive system and defensive system, and we were playing. We can’t just teach and re-teach, we have to teach and move on.” Williams said the team is working hard to play with the same teamwork and speed exhibited by previous LSU teams. “At first when you get here, some of the players have never played to this level of quickness, so we’re just trying to get everyone together,” she said. With the abundant youth on

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(Top) LSU sophomore middle blocker Desiree Elliott (4) spikes the ball Aug. 20 during the annual Purple vs. Gold scrimmage in the PMAC. (Bottom) Middle blocker Michele Williams (23) and setter Shelby Pursley (2) jump up at the net for the ball during the Purple vs. Gold scrimmage. The Tigers have appeared in six straight NCAA tournaments, and ranked its recruiting class No. 18 nationally.


Flory said she expects junior the team, Flory said she will look outside hitter to the juniors Madie Jones to to step up their play a big role. game. “[Jones] is “Successgoing to step up ful teams have into a huge role successful jufor us offensivenior classes,” ly,” Flory said. she said. “If you “She’s kind of look over the been behind the course of volleyscenes the last ball, teams that couple of years, win naand now I think tional champiFran Flory she’s going to onships have jucarry the load.” nior classes that LSU volleyball coach Flory also are very strong in leadership, very driven and said sophomore Nicole Willis could be lighting up the stat very athletically talented.”

‘I have no doubt we are going to be a great ball-control team, and those are the teams that get to play deeper into December.’

sheet, but her experience will be an obstacle at the beginning of the season. The setter position will change from last season, as sophomore Shelby Pursley and freshman Malorie Pardo will both likely get playing time. “Shelby Pursley is our returning setter, but she hasn’t really been in the fire yet,” Flory said. “Pardo is right behind her, and she’s going to give her a push for that starting job.” Freshman Madi Mahaffey racked up 11 kills in Saturday’s Purple vs. Gold scrimmage. Fellow freshman Helen Boyle chipped in nine kills, while

freshman Brittani Peska led all players with four blocks. “Boyle is going to be a stabilizing force, a great shot maker and a scorer,” Flory said. “Madi [Mahaffey] is proving herself to be a bit of a gamer. Tonight she proved she’s a player who is better in game situations than in practice.”

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page 26 CLAIBORNE, from page 15 he wanted me to know everything he knew.” Claiborne said Peterson is a major reason he’s the player he is today. His stats last season were similar, and in some columns better than his mentor’s. He led the team with five interceptions and tied Peterson with six pass breakups last season while posting 37 tackles. His preseason expectations acknowledge last year’s breakout season. Claiborne was voted to the preseason All-Southeastern Conference first team. He is included on watch lists both the ‘[Peterson] for Bednarik and pulled me Nagurski troto the side phies, awards to coland told presented lege football’s me, ‘Once top defensive you get this players. The Sportdown, ing News and Steele football and Phil have him on everything their preseason will come a All-American lot easier.’’ teams. One publication, Athlon Morris Claiborne Sports, gave LSU junior him the cover defensive back of the Louisiana edition of its SEC preview. Despite the hype, Claiborne remains humble. He doesn’t even own a copy of the magazine with his face on it. “I don’t really pay much attention to it,” Claiborne said. “I feel like I haven’t done anything yet anyway. We haven’t even played a game.” He arrived in Baton Rouge with a modest attitude already installed. He grew up in Shreveport and attended Fair Park High School. Claiborne cites other LSU athletes who came from Fair Park, such as Reginald Robinson, Ronnie Prude and Stromile Swift, as influences that keep him grounded to this day. The Shreveport native is a versatile athlete. He received the three-time All-District selection at receiver and defensive back and scored 30 touchdowns as a quarterback his senior year. As a sophomore, Claiborne was All-State in basketball and was named Shreveport-Bossier Male High School Athlete of the Year by the Shreveport Times. He also won multiple sprinting championships. “I even tried tennis,” Claiborne joked. Claiborne began as a receiver when he arrived in Baton Rouge. When defensive backs coach Ron Cooper pulled him into cornerback drills one day, he was admittedly unhappy. The transition turned out to be as smooth as his backpedal. “I said, ‘Corner? I really don’t want to play corner. I don’t want to play defense anyway. I want the ball,’” Claiborne said. “But as I got to practice and got to learning the position, I learned it was pretty easy for me.” Peterson had been pulling for the move, and when it happened, he took Claiborne under his wing, teaching him about the position

and helping him adjust to college academics. “He pulled me to the side and told me, ‘Once you get this down, football and everything will come a lot easier,’” Claiborne said. Peterson’s lessons plus Claiborne’s natural speed, previous game experience and 6­ -foot, 177-pound frame are setting up a season that even Les Miles is

The Daily Reveille excited about. “Mo was always one of the more athletic and talented guys. ... The year he will have will be special,” Miles said. Defensive coordinator John Chavis raved about Claiborne’s techniques and confidence Aug. 9 during Media Day. Sophomore defensive back Tyrann Mathieu said he is motivated just knowing Clair-

Monday, August 22, 2011 borne can cover the best receiver on the field. Fellow sophomore defensive back Tharold Simon isn’t worried much about Claiborne’s production. “I know he will [live up to the hype]. He lives up to it every day in practice, and he practices like he plays,” Simon said. Sitting in front of the media backdrop, being filmed by a TV

reporter, Claiborne smiles and laughs. He defers comparisons to his predecessor and gives credit where he genuinely believes it’s due. Shrugging off the hype, for him, is easy. Shrugging him off, for Contact Alex Cassara at

Monday, August 22, 2011 FIGHT, from page 1

The incident occurred between 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. Friday morning at Shady’s Bar. Four people were injured in the altercation and took themselves to the hospital. Reports surfaced Sunday that one of the alleged victims was kicked in the head, but Stone did not confirm those details. Bienvenu confirmed to TigerSportsDigest that one of his clients was indeed kicked in the head. Security cameras at Shady’s and neighboring Cyclone Laundry did not capture the altercation on video. As of press time, no suspensions had been made stemming from the incident. LSU coach Les Miles said he will continue his own investigation into the altercation and will wait to take action until he learns more. “At the appropriate time

we’ll take very strong action,” Miles said. Miles called the incident a “team violation,” involving a “relatively large group,” but did not know the exact number of players involved as of Saturday. Miles said he, his players and his coaching staff will continue to cooperate with ongoing police investigations. Stone said LSU and Miles have been “100 percent cooperative” throughout the ongoing investigation. “As miserable as I am about this, and as disappointed and as mad, I recognize that I’ve got a good group of men who understand the mistakes that were made,” Miles said. “I suspect they will make the appropriate changes. I will instruct them along those lines, I promise.” The Unity Council, a group of team leaders from each position, also appeared in front of the media. Offensive lineman Josh Dworaczyk spoke on behalf of the players. “I want to start off by apologizing for the team and its actions,” Dworaczyk said. “From this point forward we’re going to continue to change our direction and do what we do as a football team together as a group of guys.”

The Daily Reveille BUDGET, from page 1

scholarships and operating budgets. The University cut School of Music scholarships, and the LSU Athletic Department will now fund Tiger Marching Band scholarships. The University also eliminated operating budget support for the trademark licensing program, Greek Life and Campus Mail. Hamilton said he hopes music scholarships have not been cut “too far.” “It was not an easy decision to cut those scholarships, and we feel

page 27 bad about it. It’s not the only program on campus that’s had problems,” he said. “Last year, foreign languages were cut dramatically.” Martin called the new Greek fee a “fair payment for services rendered,” while Hamilton explained that people who elect to participate in Greek Life should be willing to pay for it. “We can cut academic programs, or we can start charging people fees for things that we do,” Hamilton said, pointing to the alternative of cutting instructors or teaching assistants.

But Martin and Hamilton warned that the University is not in the clear. “Recent history suggests that it’s not out of the question that we would get a mid-year cut as has happened in the past,” Martin said. “So one of the things we’re doing, while celebrating the success we had, is preparing just in case we face a mid-year cut.”

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Senior QB Jordan Jefferson scrambles against Auburn defense on Oct. 23.

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Students move into on-campus housing halls Aug. 18 during Roaring into the Halls. Hundreds of volunteers helped new students.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

The Reveille prepares for school year, introduces changes

As today’s front page declares, welcome back, LSU. This summer was full of news. LA GRAD Act 2.0 passed, the debt ceiling almost exploded and America was glued to a heart-wrenching murder trial three years in the making. These hot topics may have died down now, but this semester promises to bring a slew of buzzworthy happenings. The LSU community has already been fixated with Jordan Jefferson’s altercation, and the semester is just kicking off. As news plays out this semester, The Daily Reveille promises to serve as your go-to source for LSU news and more five days a week.

If this is your first time ever picking up The Daily Reveille, greetings. Great things are in the works for your campus newspaper this semester. The Reveille will amplify its entertainment coverage, expanding the section to two days a week. Every Tuesday and Thursday, Matthew we’ll provide Jacobs glimpses at the Editor-in-Chief latest trends and what’s going on throughout Baton Rouge. Our new pop-culture column, Culture Club, will debut Tuesday. Also, look for a

profile in Thursday’s Entertainment section on Anthony Ryan Auld, a University alumnus currently competing on “Project Runway.” Do you wonder what your peers are saying about what’s in the news? Check out our new feature The Peanut Gallery. Slated to run every Wednesday on the Opinion pages, The Peanut Gallery will spotlight students’ thoughts on timely topics. This week, see what students have to say about the recent Jordan Jefferson scandal. You can depend on The Reveille to stay on top of LSU football, impending budget cuts, the October governor elections and a litany of other timely topics.

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Textbook rental programs offer cheap alternative to purchase “It’s very frustrating being stuck with a book that I only intend on using for one semester,” Guinn said. Fayatteville, Ark. (U-WIRE) — Af- “I haven’t looked to see if I’m able ter paying tuition, housing, student to rent any of my books for this sefees and more, students then face an- mester, but if the option is available, other significant blow to their wallet: I will probably take advantage of it.” paying, on average, more than $500 The rental selection has grown for their textbooks every semester, significantly since it began last fall according to the College Board.  with 400 titles.  This year, the numTextbook rental programs, fairly ber of books available to rent has new on both on-campus and on the doubled, with now more than 800 Internet, allow students to save a lot titles.  There are even more titles of money. available online. U. Arkansas Bookstore’s textStudents can rent textbooks in book rental program, inaugurated the store or can order their textbooks in August 2010, offers average sav- online at  Textings of 55 percent off the price of books are shipped free of charge, acnew textbooks, according to a news cording to the website. release. Renting from the University “I think renting textbooks is a Bookstore could potentially save stugreat option for students,” UA senior dents hundreds of dollars, but other Sarah Guinn said. students keep searching for an even Lauren Leatherby

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lower rental price. “Renting books is a great option, and I would challenge students to look around Fayetteville and online on websites like Chegg, DealOz and Amazon to save them the most money on books,” said junior Mike Norton. Often lower prices may be found elsewhere, but after a quick online search, many of the lowest prices were found on the University Bookstore’s website. For instance, at the time of press, to rent the book Macroeconomics by Gregory Mankiw from the University Bookstore would cost $39.03, according to its website. The same book would cost $59.99 on and $43.47 on Dealoz. com.  To buy the book new from would cost $138.53. Biology by Kenneth Miller was $22.39 on the University Bookstore website, while it was $48.99 on and $42.43 on Despite great deals on renting textbooks, many students still prefer buying their books so that they can keep them for semesters and years to come.  The best deals can often be found online, but students can also find them at various places across Fayetteville, including the Campus Bookstore. Students who rent their textbooks and decide that they want to keep their book will be able to do so.  At the end of the semester, students are allowed to pay to keep their book, and the fee they paid to rent the book will go towards the cost of

the book. Unless students decide to buy their rented textbooks at the end of the semester, they will need to return them on the last day of finals. No need to mark it on the calendar, though, because University Bookstore staff will send out a reminder a week before finals to return the books. There’s also no need to worry about keeping rental books completely spotless. The University Bookstore’s website states that “general wear and tear of the textbook and minimal highlighting is allowed.”  There are, of course, restrictions against missing pages, water damage and excessive marking. While it may seem that the UA would lose money from the rental program, that’s not the case, said director of the University Bookstore Ali Sadeghi.  Because the UA will be participating in the renting program with 10 to 12 other bookstores, the bookstore will save money by using each book more than it normally would. “With this model, books that [UA students] may only be able to use once or twice are sent to other universities for use,” Sadeghi said. It took the bookstores a long process to perfect the model that they are using today. “The idea for the textbook rental program came about three years ago,” Sadeghi said. “It spawned from the need to reduce the prices of textbooks for students, in particular the front-end price for students.”

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After significant research in collaboration with 10 to 12 bookstores across the country, the bookstores’ directors developed the current model of renting textbooks. With this model, the bookstore works with wholesalers and publishers to lower prices. “Basically we came up with the conclusion that everybody really wanted rental books,” he said. That conclusion was likely encouraged when Associated Student Government senators passed legislation that showed student support of the textbook rental program. ASG Senators Carl Monson and Mike Norton authored the resolution after 2009-10 ASG President Mattie Bookout gave them the idea to meet with the bookstore’s director. “He and his staff had already finished quite a bit of research about rental programs at other universities as well as online sites,” Norton said.  “Our goal for the legislation was making sure that the rental price was fair to both the students and the bookstore.” More and more students are catching onto textbook rental programs in order to stretch their precious dollar to its fullest extent, and hopefully the trend will continue with the beginning of the 2011-12 school year. “Every penny that we can save our students is good,” Sadeghi said. Contact The Daily Reveille’s opinion staff at

Quote of the Day

“Democracy functions best when we have an active citizenry.”

James Richard “Rick” Perry March 4, 1950 — Present

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Rick Perry not who America needs, has bad spending habits Don’t let the good hair and governor, he learned how to propTexas twang fool you — Rick Per- erly budget and spend within the ry is not the kind of person Ameri- means of Texas. He is not a fan of ca needs in the White House. Obama’s current economic policy Last week, the Texas gover- and will move to change it. nor threw his hat into the ring at However, the office of goveran event in South Carolina by an- nor in the state of Texas does not nouncing his intention to run for control the budget. The budget President of the United States. He and Texas Senate are both under joins the likes of former Massa- the control of the lieutenant govchusetts governor and trapped-in- ernor of Texas, a job Perry held the-closet Democrat Mitt Romney, for a mere two years — half of an Tea Party candidate and octoelected term. mom’s idol Michelle Bachmann, Perry has former pizza guru and Pokémon also had trouble master Herman Cain and more. with excessive Perry is the longest serving spending habits, Texas governor in history (three but unlike Nicoterms), having been in office since las Cage, the his predecessor George W. Bush creditors don’t left for Washington, D.C. in 2000. Parker Cramer come calling During his time as governor of when it’s taxpayColumnist Texas, the state has remained proser money. As of perous. Perry will undoubtedly run May 2010, Perry had spent nearly on this platform, taking credit for $600,000 of taxpayers’ money on a Texas’s relatively stable economy rented mansion near Austin, which during the 2008 recession — a sta- cost $10,000 a month. Clearly he bility which was provided primar- has never heard of the Cottages. ily by oil and gas companies. Perry spent $8,400 of taxpayPerry will also claim that as ers’ money to maintain the heated

pool at the mansion and another $44,000 on the lawn, according to the Associated Press. During his time in office, Perry’s primary concern always seemed to be illegal immigration. Not education, not healthcare, not his excessive and questionable spending, but Mexicans. While illegal immigrants are a drain on the tax dollar and it is illegal to employ someone in the state of Texas without knowing their immigration status, many middle- to upper-class Texans — the same people who oppose illegal immigration — employ one to clean their house, mow their yard or babysit their kids while paying cash for their services. I’m sure Perry personally checked the immigrations status of all the workers who cleaned his pool, cut his yard and kept the taxpayer’s mansion in order, though. Perry’s focus was never where it should have been while governing Texas. Unlike Louisiana, Texas does not have a TOPS program — not anything relatively close to

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Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, recognizes a face Friday in the crowd as he takes the stage to speak in Columbia, S.C.

that. In-state tuition costs $9,794 a year plus another $10,000 for room and board in high-priced Austin. Once you add in books, travel expenses, etc., it climbs to $25,000 a year to attend the largest public university in the state. That just doesn’t add up. So ask yourself this America: do you really want Rick Perry sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office? Yes he’s pretty, yes he’s charming, but his track record is

not that of a ethical and responsible leader. At least when our credit rating drops our sex appeal will rise. Parker Cramer is a 20-yearold political science junior from Houston. Follow him on Twitter @TDR_PCramer. Contact Parker Cramer at


‘Friends with benefits’ relationships don’t work out

Stop sneaking into the closet with your band buddies. You might end up dead. Or worse — pregnant. Contrary to how Hollywood may portray “friends with benefits,” these glamorous relationships just don’t work out. In fact, they fail miserably. Whether it starts as an agreement or results from a rebound, the pattern’s typically the same.

Two people hook up and decide it was obviously fun and exciting, and they want it to be more than a one night stand. Now, at this point some people agree to not wanting anything more than physical interactions, or they agree to stay friends while hooking up. This proves to be problematic as time goes on because it never goes according to this carefree plan.

Hang-outs and hook-ups are more frequent, and a relationship begins to form without a little thing called commitment. From here, it becomes apparent that communication can be a destructive force. Someone wants a relationship or expects exclusivity while the other increases distance to avoid those looming feelings, and both are afraid to talk about it.


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Besides, any relationship spawning from such shallow terms is basically doomed from the start. Often, at least one of the people involved are scared of being alone. They maintain this destructive, empty cycle of a relationship because, for some reason, they think not having that connection will be so devastatingly lonely they refuse to end it. In the meantime, they are delaying the inevitable, strengthening emotional attachments and ending up far more damaged from someone they alleg- Gabie Bacques Columnist edly didn’t have feelings for. I’m simply tired of people being upset over this unnecessary drama created by their own selfindulgent habits. It starts out fun, and somehow ends up in heartbreak. I understand this is college and for some reason people think they need to sleep around to make the most of it, but I really don’t see the point in causing more stress. According to the College Student Journal, a little more than half of college students are involved in an uncommitted partnership. Receiving a temporary boost of self-esteem, women tend to seek the friendship, while men reap the benefits. It may be convenient, but the consequences are not. It’s pretty simple. If two people are spending time being intimate, or even just having sex, something

more is going to come of that — it’s in our nature. When we produce oxytocin from sexual activity, it generates feelings of security and comfort. The more often two individuals spend producing this hormone together, the more secure and comfortable they feel with each other. It’s becoming so common in our culture to say sex is just something people do and it doesn’t have any more depth than that. This is probably true for very few individuals. However, we need to stop trying to pretend we all want sex and nothing more, because that’s not true. We want to be loved, cared for and respected, and anyone who disagrees is selling themselves short. The realistic consequences of casual sex are an entirely different topic for discussion, but I’m honestly over this trend of beneficial friends. It might be fun for a little while, but then it’s just exhausting, difficult and not worth the trouble. While my personal moral instincts go against using someone like an aspiring actress, I know most people don’t feel the same way at this point in their lives. If you do insist on an unconventional relationship, take it like a champ and quit whining to your friends about it. Gabie Bacques is a 21-yearold animal science senior from Mandeville. You can follow her on Twitter @TDR_GBacques. Contact Gabie Bacques at

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Exp. Bartenders Needed Event Rental & Staffing Company $12/hr+Tips LSU Home Games Computer Support Computer Science or ISDS major? Enjoy working for a progressive IT company in a P-T entry-level role helping us support our customers’ IT needs, including computer support, networking, and security. Email cover letter, availability, and resume to 225.706.8414 INTERNS NEEDED!! Interested in a career in marketing or event planning? With LSU Student Media you can: - Work with an national award winning team - Earn college credit - Gain valuable, resume building experience. . If you are able to dedicate 10 hours a week to this exciting hands-on “experience” internship opportunity then submit your resume to ASAP. Interviews to begin immediately. ClimaStor Part-time Work Reliable weekend workers wanted; Th, Fri, Sat, Sun Sales in self-storage, Customer service oriented $9/hr; E-mail resume to 225.768.7867 Actors, Models, Makeup Artists wanted for THE 13TH GATE Haunted House. No Exp. needed. Good Pay. Flexible Hours. Apply in Person at 832 St. Philip St. downtown BR. September 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th. 9am-5pm 225-921-8006 WANTED: GUMBO BUSINESS MANAGER Business Manager needed to handle detailed recordkeeping and communications connected with sales of the 2012 Gumbo yearbook. Accuracy, dependability, careful attention to detail and knowledge of EXCEL are critical. Please drop by at B33 Hodges Hall to pick up job application. Must be a full-time student in good standing to apply. Part-time assistant needed for retail flooring, countertop,& cabinet design center. Please e-mail resume with picture to: Students needed to work with children/adults with disabilities. Several positions available; various hours. Great job for Psych, Kinesiology, and COMD major. Apply: St. John the Baptist, Human Services 622 Shadows Ln, Suite A. 225.216.1199 Parkview Baptist Preschool Preschool Afternoon Teachers needed 3-6pm flex days. no degree required.

DO NOT READ THIS: 1.) if you have no desire to make tons of money 2.) if you want to avoid job offers from top media firms 3.) if you would hate to gain real-world experience while in college. However, if these opportunities sound like your kind of thing then a broadcast sales position with LSU Student Media is the place for you! Want to get trained in the art of selling radio, television, mobile and transit media packages? Want the opportunity to increase your skills in sales, marketing and management? Come by B34 Hodges Hall to pick up an application or email for more info! Love iMovie or final cut pro? Student Media is looking for a student who likes to make movies. Times range from :10 seconds to 4 minutes. This is an INTERN position (10 hours a week), eligible for class credit depending on your major. The potential is that if the job is done well, it could turn into a paid position. But it’s a great opportunity to get many finished projects on your reel or into your portfolio or digital resume!! We need someone creative, FUN, wtih a good sense of humor to join our team!! Apply by sending your qualifications & experience to: klwilson@lsu. edu by July 29th. Training Begins August 1st. Apply now! *FOOTBALL* HOME MUST BRING Parking lot attendants for LSU HOME Football Games - $9.00/ hr. Apply at the Parking, Office, Public Safety Bldg. Monday - Friday from 8:00am6pm. MUST BRING picture ID and Social Security Card when applying to be considered for employment. 225.578.5000 Extended Day Counselors The A. C. Lewis YMCA is now hiring for Extended Day Counselors. Counselors will provide care and supervision of students enrolled in the YMCA Extended Day program. Must be available afternoons Monday-Friday from 3:00pm-6pm. Pay Rate $7.55-$8.25hr. Please e-mail resume, apply in person, or contact Eddrick Martin if interested. 225.924.3606 Great Hours! Great pay! Texas Roadhouse is currently hiring servers and hosts. Make money at a fun restaurant! Come by 10360 N. Mall Dr, M-T, between 2 and 4 pm for an interview. Hope to see you soon! 225.293.0144 Runner Needed Downtown Construction firm needs runner part time. Duties include pickup and delivery and odd jobs including some manual work. Vehicle provided. Must have good driving record. Email resume to or fax to 225-769-6715. *******BARTENDING******* $300/Day Potential NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Training Available. AGE 18+ OK 1-800-965-6520 ext127 EXPERIENCED WAITERS NEEDED! Cafe Americain Come Apply 11am-5pm Mon-Fri 225.924.9841

Swim Instructors Needed at Tiger Aquatics! Atleast one year of swim lesson teaching experience. Located at the LSU Natatorium. Starting on August 29th. Teaching times will be Monday-Thursday, 4:00-6:15pm. If interested, contact Craig Harris at craig@ or 225-578-5078. Interview will be conducted. NOW HIRING - CHICK-N-GRILL LSU Now Hiring Team Members at Chick-N-Grill LSU. For information, please call (225) 578-0836 or apply at Old Forrestry Building 285 LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70894. Baton Rouge P-T Office Job Runs errands as needed, processes incoming mail and phone calls, keeps files organized, and performs simple book-keeping. Must be able to work 5 to 10 hours /wk during normal business hours. Email resume and hours avail to jobs@ 3 Temporary Workers Kothman Ranch Kenn Kothman 2400 Running W. Rd. Sanderson Texas 79848 Occupation: Farm workers, Farm & Ranch Animals 09/26/2011-07/26/2012 Pay rate $9.65 per hour Farm workers Guaranteed æ of contract hours. All tools, supplies, equipment and housing will be provided at no cost to the worker. Duties Cattle work attempt grazing castrating, branding ect. Transportation and subsistence expense reimbursed interested applicants can send resumes nearest State Workforce Agency office using job listing number TX309365 After Care Worker Local private school seeks After Care Workers, 3pm-6pm daily. Please send resumes to 225.293.4338 4 Temporary Workers La Escalera Ranch Gene Lyda Hwy 385 S.1815 La Escalera Ranch RD. Fort Stockton TX. 79735 Occupation: Farm workers, Farm & Ranch Animals 10/03/2011-08/03/2012 Pay rate $9.65 per hour Farm workers Guaranteed æ of contract hours. All tools, supplies, equipment and housing will be provided at no cost to the worker. Duties Cattle work grazing castrating, brandingect. Transportation and subsistence expense reimbursed interested applicants can send resumes nearest State Workforce Agency office using job listing number TX6163 Conversation Leaders Needed Native speakers of English needed to lead small, informal conversation groups of international students 1:30 to 2:30 (or 1:00 to 2:00) Monday through Thursday. Compensation $8/hr. Contact

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firm needs part time runner. Must have good driving record. Some manual work. Flexible hours Monday - Friday. Send resume to or fax to 225-769-6715. Paid Internship Wanted: Poli Sci or International Relations majors to participate in government simulation. Participants will act as the cabinet of a fictional country. Work hours on Sunday. 15/ hour for actual time logged 225.910.8861 Graphic Designer Needed Local design company looking for graphic designer. Please send resume and portfolio to tarabeth77@ STUDENT POSITION AVAILABLE State agency needs student for filing, answering the phones, running errands and other misc. duties. May occasionally require heavy lifting. Email resume to or fax to 225-342-7624. Bartenders Theory nightclub seeking bartenders email to set up interview Hiring a few good people. We are hiring for the following positions. Steward, Kitchen Staff, Wait Staff, Bartenders(La Bar Card Required) Must be able to pass back ground check and Drug test. Must have reliable transportation. 225.346.4008 Students needed to work with children/adults with disabilities. Several positions available; various hours. Great job for Psych, Kinesiology, and COMD majors. Apply: St. John the Baptist Human Services, 622 Shadows Ln, Suite A. 225.216.1199 Interns Wanted! Looking for an internship where you’ll be doing MORE than just run for coffee? If you are an LSU Student in good standing with the university and can dedicate at least 10 hours a week then you should come join our National Award Winning team! This position is flexible with class schedules, located right on campus, and can be applied to course credit. Great position for someone looking to build their resume while gaining real world experience. Email with resume and contact information. Buy/Sell class notes Earn cash for your notes! Find us on Facebook

Carpool $100/wk Afternoon (3:00 pm) p/u needed at Runnels School on S. Harrell’s Ferry Rd. M-F send email to Runner Needed Downtown construction

TRAINING BEGINS in 5...4...3.. Your REAL LIFE experience beginsNOW!! If you’ve talked to the the THOUSANDS of recent graduates who still don’t have a job because they didn’t have enough “experience” on their resume, and you want to do something about it, then apply now while you still have time to get that experience while you are still in school!! Student Media is now hiring stone-cold sales assassins. Our people are nationally recruited while still in college, and set up for great careers postgraduation. Join our team NOW!! A positive attitude, strong work ethic and a healthy sense of humor are required. (You must also be able to handle making more money than your friends). Training begins August 1st, interviews begin TODAY!! Send your resume to: national@ Must be a full-time student in good standing.


Jessica’s Landing $179,500 Three bedroom two bath condo. All appliances remain along with most furniture. Overlooks community pool. 225.246.5193 Studio Apartment great location, move in ready. 225.270.4666 MAZDA MIATA FOR SALE White w/ tan top. grt cond. 2002 $9,995 767-2647 225.767.2647 THE BIGGEST POSTER SALE Biggest and Best Selection. Choose from over 2000 different images. FINE ART, MUSIC, MOVIES, MODELS, HUMOR, ANIMALS, PERSONALITIES, LANDSCAPES, MOTIVATIONALS, PHOTOGRAPHY. MOST IMAGES ONLY $7, $8 AND $9 SEE US AT Student Union Art Gallery-Room 216 ON Sunday Aug. 21st thru Friday Aug. 26th, 2011. THE HOURS ARE 9AM-6PM. THIS SALE IS SPONSORED BY LSU Student Union Art Advisory Committee. Psychology Textbook Psychology Textbook, 8th edition by David G. Myers, $25.00 225.892.3976 Biology Textbooks Biology 8th edition by Campbell Reece and Biology 8th edition Student Study Guide, both unopened $50.00 225.892.3976 225.892.3976 Reduce Study Time Mnemonics (Memory Skills) Training. SHOCKINGLY EFFECTIVE! Guaranteed to improve your memory retension. 225.933.9216 Mnemonics (Memory Training) Online Memory Training or 1-on-1 sessions. Reduce Study Time & Improve Study Quality. Results GUARANTEED! 225.933.9216

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Near LSU at Kenilworth, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2000 sq ft, new paint inside and outside, $1500, 225.614.5528 1- and 2-br apartments within walking distance of campus. Lots of space, lots of closets, patio or balcony. On-site manager. Video security. No pets. 757-8175 or 924-1934. http://riverroadapartments. TWO BEDROOM UNITS AVAILABLE FOR NEW SEMESTER $950 T0 $1100 PER MONTH 225.413.9800 1 BR APT. WALK TO LSU! ON SITE MGR. 225 769-7757 / 225 266-8666 / 225 278-6392 bURGIN APARTMENTS 1br/1ba, $589/$400, no dogs, w/d on site, w/s included. Highland and Lee. 225.252.3163 THE WILLOWS $550. for pics/ floorplan. Across from Mellow Mushroom/ Illegal Burrito. No pets. 978-1649 Chateau du Cour in tigerland Large 2 BR 1 B in gated complex..772-2429 MALE GRAD Needs roommate to share 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath LAKE BEAU

1BDR/1Bth, 1block to LSU-SouthGate, clean+quiet for studious person. Tile in Living/ dining area, Kitchen. Stove, fridge, W/ D. Small patio, no pets, private parking. $600/mo.225.767.5594 1 BR $495 Available soon. 4276 Arnold Lane. Jefferson/Bluebonnet area. No pets. aug month rent free four bedroom furnished unit, walking distance to campus, gym & pool. Get $200 if u sign & recommend someone else to the apt. $605/month. iamthepaigemaster@gmail. com LSU TIGERLAND 1 & 2 br, Flat & T/ H, W/ F, Pool, W/ S pd, $450 - $675, 225.615.8521

Lynn at 504-452-1072 ROOM FOR RENT LSU Tigerland area 3BR/2B CONDO. GATED/ POOL, $500/ Mo + Util; W/ D;LSU BUS Line 504.451.0707 Walk to LSU/near tennis courts 2br/2b house $750 3br/1b house $750 3br/1b house $775 2br/1b duplexes $550-$650 some have washer/ dryer incl. pets ok mcdaniel properties 225.388.9858 Roommates Wanted 2 bdrms w/ shared bath avail. Perfect for 2 friends. Highland Crk Sub. $425 ea. per/ month. 504.738.7197 3 BR, 3 bath gated townhome. Near LSU. $1500/mo. 225-752-8842. 225.752.4825

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$650 Month, , All Utilities Paid. 3 BRHouse/ 2Full Baths, Summerwood Sub,2 Car garage, Close to Mall of La. and 4 miles from LSU. Quiet, clean and almost new home. Washer, dryer, frig, stove already in home. Available 8-1511... Call Tim 225.715.9010 Roommate Needed! 2 bedroom/1.5 bath condo Close to LSU $600 includes utilities Call for more info: 504.237.2756 ROOMMATES WANTED 2BR/1BA CONCORD CONDO LESS THAN 10 MIN TO LSU 375/MO, PAY ONLY HALF ELECTRICITY. 225-235-0222 Roommate Wanted FEMALE - Share apt w/ vet student. Brightside ñ gated condo - Washer/ dryer. Cable/ utilities paid. On LSU bus route. $500/ month. Serious inquiries only. Prefer student. No drugs, no pets. Call 985-264-5192 or 225.588.9409 Male Roommate wanted MALE - Share apt w/grad student. Brightside ñ gated condo - Washer/dryer. Cable/ utilities paid. On LSU bus route. $500/ month. Serious inquiries only. Prefer student. No drugs, no pets. Call 985-2645108 or 225.588.9409

BRIGHTSIDE MANOR Great 2BR 1 1/2ba TH in 4-Plex. $800

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$400 RENT Graduate student looking to share 3 bedroom fenced house 2-3 miles from lsu. Utility bills not included. nnovelo@tigers. 225.588.0309 Roommate needed for 9/1 to share 2BR/2BA apt. in Kenilworth. $425 plus utilities. 225.405.9465 ROOMMATE NEEDED

Female LSU Student needed as a roommate in a fully furnished condo. $450 a month. 985.966.4091

Are you looking for a knight in shining armor? Me neither! Sarcastic, nerdy girl looking for a girl that’s relaxed and can think for herself. Contact me at Pretty, Smart, In Engineering Chemical engineering freshman who loves to party looking for a man to take her out, show her a good time, and cuddle afterwards. Must be able to put up with my mindless rambling and flirting with everyone and take care of me when I’ve partied too hard. oneshottwoshotthreeshotfloor@yaho

LSU PARENTS!! NEED CHILD-CARE? Class A daycare minutes from LSU has 3 openings for all-day care, and 6 spots open for after-school care. Kids Korner is a locally-owned daycare with the owner on property, and over 15 years of experience in healthcare with children of ALL abilities & needs including g-tubes, trachcare, splints & walkers. Autism & ADD/ ADHD welcome along with children of all capabilities. Call now to schedule an interview & facility tour. Ask for LaTacia. 225.394-5435

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