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NATION

Bush reveals his side of 9/11 Attacks brought ‘new kind of enemy’ Clayton Crockett Staff Writer

Although the MTV Video Music Awards took control of Twitter feeds everywhere Sunday night, another topic was making an impression on social media sites as well — President George W. Bush’s most in-depth on-camera interview yet on the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Bush looked back on the events that would shape the start of his presidency in an exclusive interview with National Geogaphic that aired Sunday. “This is what war is like in the 21st century,” Bush said in the interview, which aired as an opener to National Geographic’s Remembering 9/11 week. It will include programs focusing on the attacks, the terrorists involved and our war against them leading up to the event’s tenth anniversary. Bush described not only his

transformation as a person but also the transformation of war that occurred as a result of the attacks. “It became apparent we were facing a new kind of enemy,” he told National Geographic. Bush said as each consecutive plane hit its target, the president’s attitude shifted dramatically. “I thought the first was an BUSH, see page 19

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Former President George W. Bush greets Sept. 11 firefighters on Ground Zero. Bush gave an exclusive interview about the attacks, which aired Sunday on National Geographic.


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Nation & World

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NATIONAL

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Suicide bombing in Iraq mosque killed 29, including official

About 100 evacuated as fire burns outside Yosemite National Park

Mardi Gras Indian to be honored

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up inside Baghdad’s largest Sunni mosque Sunday night, killing 29 people during prayers, a shocking strike on a place of worship similar to the one that brought Iraq to the brink of civil war five years ago. Iraqi security officials said parliament lawmaker Khalid alFahdawi, a Sunni, was among the dead in the 9:40 p.m attack. Officials put the casualty toll at 29 dead and 38 wounded.

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — About 100 people have been ordered to leave their homes as a wildfire burns outside Yosemite National Park, fire officials said Sunday. Residents of the community of Rancheria were told to evacuate Saturday, while residents of the nearby communities of Yosemite West, Old El Portal, Incline and Jerseydale have also been told they may have to leave their homes. The blaze also forced the indefinite closure of Highway 140.

Safety of UN Nigeria headquarters in question after suicide bombing ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Two top U.N. officials offered conflicting views Sunday on the safety of its Nigeria headquarters after a suicide car bombing there killed 23 people in the attack claimed by a radical Muslim sect. U.N. security chief Gregory Starr acknowledged that safety features “could have been better” to stop the speeding sedan loaded with explosives. But only hours later, U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro told journalists that the building had “really, really tight” security.

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United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro, right, speaks to a man injured in Friday’s suicide attack on U.N. headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria.

Tropical storm Jose brushing past Bermuda with winds and showers HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Tropical storm Jose spun over the open Atlantic just to the west of Bermuda on Sunday, buffeting the wealthy British territory with winds and intermittent showers. The 10th named storm of the season was passing about 80 miles northwest of Bermuda and packing winds of nearly 45 mph, causing some storm surge in western parts of the isolated island chain. There were no reports of any damage or injuries.

Va. soldier sought in 4 deaths found dead in Pa. after injuring officers PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A soldier suspected of killing four people in Pennsylvania and Virginia was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound in Philadelphia after a daylong manhunt during which he fired at and injured officers, authorities said. The body of Leonard John Egland, 37, of Fort Lee, Va., was found Sunday in the Bucks County community of Warwick Township, where he had been sought, said Pennsylvania State Police spokesman David Lynch.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As a recipient of a 2011 NEA National Heritage Fellowship award, a prestigious honor in folk and traditional arts, Mardi Gras Indian chief Bo Dollis will be the center of attention in Washington, D.C., in September. Dollis will be honored at a Capitol Hill awards ceremony on Sept. 21 and participate in the National Heritage Fellowships Concert at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Md., on Sept. 23. At the concert, Dollis will perform with other members of the Wild Magnolias troupe of Mardi Gras Indians.

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Businesses see increased traffic during first week of classes Students complain of parking, crowds Kate Mabry Staff Writer

With the hustle and bustle of students filling campus to capacity, the first week of classes is always busier than an average week in the semester. The energy has carried over to nearby businesses, which saw an influx of customers as students poured back into the city. Raising Cane’s, a popular restaurant among University students, saw an increase in business last week. Business for Cane’s was slow during the summer, but the amount of customers has doubled since the semester began, said Bryan Weatherman, operations manager at Cane’s on Highland Road. “The first week is a little busier than a normal non-football week,” he said. Weatherman also said he’s noticed more freshmen coming into the restaurant. “Freshmen will usually find Cane’s during orientation and know where to come on the first week,” he said. This trend seems to be prevalent at Highland Coffees on the corner of Highland Road and Chimes Street as well. “We’re constantly busy and see steady business throughout the semester, but the first week is a smidge busier,” said Jillian Musso, barista at Highland Coffees and literature senior. “During the summer, it’s dead, but at the beginning of the semester, we see more new faces come in.” For students, the hectic nature of the semester’s start has been compounded by parking issues. “It’s almost impossible to get to class,” said Rebecca Nixon, pre-nursing sophomore. “It especially gets congested around Lockett.” The high number of vehicles competing for on-campus parking has added stress for many commuters. Alex Fields, anthropology sophomore, said she thinks parking has been a mess since some of the spaces in the Kirby-Smith lot have been converted into residential parking. “Even at 7:30 [a.m.] on the first day of school, it was hard to find a spot to park,” she said. Taylor Simmers, psychology junior, agreed. “Parking is miserable,” Simmers said. “I arrived on campus around 8 [a.m.] but couldn’t find a spot anywhere near Tiger Stadium.” Jeanne Michel, animal sciences freshman, said she had a similar experience and she’s been taking the bus since her second day. In order to combat parking problems, Julia Winters, coastal environmental science

sophomore, said she bought a bike and also plans to take the bus. Despite students’ complaints about parking, Gary Graham, director of the Office of Parking, Traffic and Transportation, said there are still thousands of parking spots available on campus. He recommends students check updates from LSU Parking on Twitter at @LSUParking to find available parking spots on campus before driving to the lots. “Our lots are filled slightly more than usual at the beginning of the semester, but it’s nothing that we can’t accommodate,” he said. “Until students are settled into classes, things will be a little busier.” The UREC Student Recreation Center has also seen an increase in students at the start of the semester. Laurie Braden, director of the UREC, said in an e-mail that the UREC typically sees increased student usage during the first weeks. From Aug. 20. to Aug. 25, Braden said the UREC recorded 11,237 visits to the facilities. During the spring semester, the average student visits per day averaged less than 1,700, she said. Braden said she attributes the increase in student attendance the first week to “the excitement of a new academic year, enthusiasm to start the semester off on a good

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‘The buses are more crowded than usual.’ Marissa Fraser marketing sophomore

‘Parking has definitely been a problem this week.’ Michael Smith computer science sophomore

foot incorporating fitness and active living into a balanced life.” Braden also said GroupX exercise classes are consistently filling up throughout the day, but she thinks those numbers will remain high. “Once participants familiarize themselves with the new GroupX check-in procedure, I believe participant numbers will continue to increase,” she said. However, some students believe the first week of each semester is standard compared to the rest of the year. Zachery Elbourne, creative writing junior, said he hasn’t been affected by first week adjustments. “Because I live off-campus and eat at home, I don’t really notice any difference in the first week,” he said.

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LSUPD sees rise in phone theft Brian Sibille Staff Writer

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Letitia O’Connor, assistant director of the SMART Lab, explains the importance the ten new Bloomsburg terminals will have to business students.

SMART Lab receives 10 advanced computers Terminals provide wealth of info Jonathan Sciortino Contributing Writer

New Bloomsburg terminals in the Patrick F. Taylor SMART Lab will allow for more interactive finance classes that will mimic reallife trading floor experiences. A ribbon cutting ceremony at the lab Friday celebrated the 10 new Bloomsburg terminals now available to finance students. The terminals are lab computers that allow the user to access a large amount of information on stocks, bonds, economics and a growing list of financial statistics, according to Tish O’Connor, instructor in the Department of Finance. Paul Medica, finance senior, said Bloomsburg terminals can even give information on gambling trends and fantasy sports. “It’s a database of the world,” Medica said. Elise Cowan, finance graduate student, said the terminals are being used by businesses today, and experience with them will give students an edge when searching for an employer. Lisa O’Beirne, associate director of the business college’s Advancement Office, said the SMART Lab had already purchased two terminals for the finance students to use, but because of the “Bloomsburg for Education” deal, the lab received nine more terminals for free with the purchase of one more. O’Beirne said the software for the terminals costs $20,000 apiece. Eli Jones, dean of the E.J. Ourso College of Business, said when the SMART Lab only had two Bloomsburg terminals, finance students were met with a scheduling challenge, when classes were

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forced to rotate in order to give students time with the software. “By having 12 now, it is going to really facilitate the way we deliver this particular education,” Jones said. “Now we have more students who can interact and understand what it means to trade in this volatile economy.” O’Beirne said the Bloomsburg terminals will be used in a finance class where the students manage part of the LSU Foundation’s endowment. Timothy Rodrigue, assistant director of external relations, said the students are able to work with the Student Managed Investment Fund, which was initially $500,000 until about eight months ago when another $500,000 was added. O’Connor said when the Aug. 23 earthquake in Virginia occurred, she was unable to find the story anywhere on the Internet. Bloomsburg was able to get her the information before online sources. She said that serves as an example of how fast Bloomsburg is able to disseminate information to clients. Luke LaHaye, finance senior and president of the Student Finance Association, said the Bloomsburg terminals will improve the overall LSU experience for finance students. “It shows the students firsthand the support we have from the department,” LaHaye said. Finance professor Joe Mason said students will now have actual experience in trading beyond talking about it in a classroom, which will help them when searching for jobs. “This is not a trading lab anymore,” Mason said. “This is a trading floor.”

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LSU Police Department is investigating several cell phone thefts, a new trend that surfaced during the summer, said Capt. Cory Lalonde, LSUPD spokesman. Lalonde said the kind act of lending a cell phone to a stranger in a bind has led to many University students watching a thief run off with their phones. The thefts occurred in June, July and August, Lalonde said, and LSUPD is working with the Baton Rouge Police Department to crack down on the trend. Lalonde said five incidents of cell phone theft happened on campus over the summer, two of which were handled by BRPD and three by LSUPD. In each of the cases, students visibly holding their phones were approached by an individual asking to use the phone to make a quick call who then stole the phone, Lalonde said. Reported incidents have occurred at the University Lakes near Dalrymple Drive and May Street,

the Parker Coliseum parking lot, the Greek Amphitheater and on West Chimes Street. Based on the evidence, LSUPD doesn’t believe the same person is behind all the thefts, Lalonde said. Meredith Keating, communication disorders sophomore, is one of the students whose phone was taken. Keating said she was on West Chimes Street at 9:30 a.m. after leaving a summer school class in June when a young man asked to use her iPhone. She said she had been walking with the phone in her hand when the individual approached her. “It was the first day of orientation, and I thought he might have been lost,” Keating said, explaining that the individual claimed he needed to contact his mother. She said once he had the phone, the man told Keating it would not dial out. Then he told her he would keep the phone. Keating said she thought he was joking, but he quickly ran off with her phone. A report was filed with BRPD, she said, and service to the cell phone was cancelled.

“I am a lot less trusting toward people now,” Keating said. Lalonde said LSUPD encourages students to be more protective of their belongings. “The natural inclination is to help, but you must consider your personal property,” Lalonde said. Students are encouraged to invest in tracking devices for their cellular devices and all other portable electronics, he said. Lalonde also said LSUPD asks students to report any incident as soon as possible so police can address the situation quickly. While a robbery is a traumatic and shocking experience, Lalonde said it is important to report as many details of individuals and vehicles as possible. Students should always be aware of their surroundings and willing to report any suspicious activities, especially at night, Lalonde said. No arrests have been made in any of the cases, he said. Contact Brian Sibille at bsibille@lsureveille.com


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BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

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Board grants University $7.9 million Southern University Flagship Fund offsets budget cuts

Andrea Gallo and Josh Naquin Staff Writers

The LSU System Board of Supervisors expressed its desire to “support the flagship agenda” by approving an additional $7.9 million LSU System Flagship and Excellence Fund for the University on Friday. The money, considered “onetime funds” for the University, comes from self-generated money and interest earnings, according to a System news release. The release also said a portion of the money will be in the legislature’s hands this spring as part of the Supplemental Appropriations Bill. Kevin Cope, president of the University’s Faculty Senate, said the $7.9 million is good for the University, but is like putting a band-aid on the wound of the problem — a shortterm fix. Cope said the University needs to thank LSU System President John Lombardi and the Flagship Coalition, a group of business leaders and state citizens who support the University’s flagship agenda, especially at the legislative level, for their work to procure this money for the University. The Board probed into statewide budget challenges by looking into increased mandate costs and

approving operating budgets for his budget narrative. each university in the LSU System. Despite the help from the SysWendy Simoneaux, Chief Fi- tem, Martin and Hamilton have nancial Officer for the System, warned a mid-year cut is possible for echoed Executive Vice Chancellor the University. and Provost Jack Hamilton’s stateThe Board of Supervisors meetments about the difficulty in gain- ing also marked the end of James W. ing revenue by increasing tuition. Moore’s term as Chairman of the For every dollar the Board. University collects “The past few from tuition, Simoyears have been neaux said, it spends challenging for not 27 cents on financial only LSU, but for aid costs. higher education as a “With tuition whole,” Moore said. funds, each dollar “I truly believe the assessed produces best is yet to come significantly less than for LSU.” a dollar of net revSucceeding him enue because of the as chairman of the student discounts re16-member governquired for need, merit ing board is Lake and other required Charles Attorney tuition exemptions,” Benjamin W. Mount. Michael Martin said Chancellor MiMount has been a LSU chancellor chael Martin in his member of the Board operating budget narsince 2006. rative. Garret “Hank” Danos of Larose The Board also approved a $3.5 was unanimously voted chairmanbillion operating budget for the LSU elect by his peers at the meeting. System as a whole, $441 million of Danos will assume office next Auwhich comes from the University’s gust. operating budget. The Board concluded the meetWithout the nearly $8 million in ing by inducting a new member, Stesupport from the Flagship Fund, the phen Perry of New Orleans, into its University would have faced a much ranks. larger budget cut than the nearly $2 million it recently took. “The Flagship Fund prevented Contact Andrea Gallo at disastrous cuts in LSU’s core misagallo@lsureveille.com and Josh sion and lays a foundation for future LSU enhancements,” Martin said in Naquin at jnaquin@lsureveille.com

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delays exigency vote Andrea Gallo Staff Writer

Southern University, LSU’s Baton Rouge neighbor, will make one of two decisions this week to deal with budget problems flooding the state’s higher education system — either declare financial exigency or ask faculty to agree to furloughs. The Southern University Board of Supervisors was supposed to vote on the measure Friday but decided to give Southern faculty more time to muse the possibility of taking unpaid time off and receiving shorter termination memos. A balanced budget must be set for Southern by Sept. 1, Southern spokesperson Katara Williams told the Associated Press. Southern Chancellor James Llorens has continually argued that the only way for Southern to sidestep exigency is for a minimum of 90 percent of faculty members to agree to furloughs and a shorter window for how long a professor must be notified before layoffs. That means at least 90 percent of Southern faculty would take 10 percent furloughs for up to two years as a resort to save the University from exigency. If Southern declares exigency, it allows for tenured faculty layoffs and cutting academic programs. Kevin Cope, president of the LSU Faculty Senate, said if LSU were to declare exigency, it would

deter faculty from being attracted to the University. The same concept can be applied to Southern — the declaration of exigency could dissuade prospective students and professors from joining the Southern ranks, especially if tenured faculty members are laid off. Southern Faculty Senate President Sudhir Trivedi said on the Reveille Weekend radio show Aug. 21 that he and other faculty members are against the furlough agreement suggested by Llorens. Trivedi said before Southern considers furloughs and exigency, it should explore all other options of cutting other programs and areas of the university. Exigency, he said, should be an absolute last resort. Southern, like all public universities in the state, has steadily increased its tuition over the past years to compensate for state budget cuts. Last fall, a full-time, in-state undergraduate student at Southern’s main campus paid $2,292 in tuition and fees, according to Southern University’s fee schedules. The schedules say this fall, a full-time undergraduate student at Southern’s main campus is paying $2,537 in tuition and fees, a $245 increase.

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COMMUNITY

Monday, August 29, 2011

Young locals start exotic clothing shop Line inspired by Indian fashion

Alcock said. “It’s a big risk to say, ‘I’m not getting a job, I’m opening my own company.’” Using startup money and encouragement from their families, Alcock and Gladney spent 10 Morgan Searles days in New Delhi, meeting with Staff Writer manufacturers and wholesalers Instead of applying to gradu- to personally select each item for ate school, hunting for a job or their collection. Gladney, who has a finance taking time off, two Baton Rouge natives fresh out of college de- degree, said doing business with cided to put their knowledge and ethically-responsible companies in India was a priority. skills to the test. “We wanted to come back Dotted Tusk, an Indianinspired clothing and accessory with products that were made in company, is the fashionable good environments that are ethibrainchild of 22-year-old entre- cally sound,” Gladney said. “We wanted to help preneurs Angelle their economy Alcock and Caroand the people line Gladney, two that we love best friends who while bringing have turned an idea back the beautiinto reality in three ful artwork and short months. colors we’ve The business seen, knowing partners — AlAngelle Alcock the money is cock from Clemco-founder of Dotted Tusk going into good son University and hands.” Gladney from the Alcock, who holds a marketUniversity of Alabama — hosted the Dotted Tusk Trunk Show in ing degree, said she and Gladney the Lod Cook Alumni Center on want to donate part of the proSaturday, showcasing and selling ceeds from Dotted Tusk to the items they handpicked from In- charities they’ve worked with firsthand in New Delhi. dian manufacturers. Working closely with a forReturning from a volunteer trip in New Delhi from March to eign country has been a challenge May of this year, Alcock brought for the pair, who must navigate back scarves, jewelry and a pas- their business around foreign sion for the culture. It wasn’t long costs, laws and currency. Gladney said they spent until she and Gladney came up with a plan to bring similar items much time researching the marto Baton Rouge and beyond with kets in New Delhi to form a game plan for the trip to India. a profitable enterprise. “We spent hours beyond Alcock said creating a business right out of college was ex- hours meeting people online, citing, and students looking to do and they’ll e-mail you pictures of the same shouldn’t be afraid to products so you know who they are and what they sell,” Gladney get started. “To be successful, you have said. “They show you samples so to be OK with taking risks,” you can customize and tailor the

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products. Then we’d also go and meet them in factories and warehouses so we got to see exactly where their stuff was coming from.” Alcock said they’ve had fun with the public relations aspect of the business, using social media and graphic design to attract customer interest in Baton Rouge. “It helps to be starting in our hometown. People accept you, help you and give you contacts,” Alcock said. “With the growing downtown area and LSU, it’s really great to be engaged in these different scenes.” Gladney said Saturday’s trunk show was her favorite part of the experience so far. “We’re so proud of it and we’re proud of ourselves for everything we’ve done and we get to see it pay off,” she said. “Baton Rouge is such a strong community in supporting young entrepreneurs, even if we weren’t from here.” Dotted Tusk will launch an online store in December, and they have plans to spread to different universities in the future. Gladney said she and Alcock are proud of how far they’ve come since graduating. “How many times do you hear people say, ‘Follow your dream?’ We did,” Gladney said. “We took it step by step. Looking back now, we had this random spark of an idea a few months ago and now we are a company.”

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Angelle Alcock, left, and Caroline Gladney, right, founders of the Dotted Tusk fashion line, display their clothing at their show on Aug. 27.

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Customers at the Dotted Tusks’s opening show look at the original and exotic clothing Aug. 27 in the Lod Cook LSU Alumni Center.


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FLOWER POWER

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Students hand out flowers Friday to brighten others’ day in Free Speech Alley during “Flower Power - A Random Act of Love.”

CAMPUS LIFE

Minority initiative improves grades Juliann Allen

Contributing Writer

For some college students, using school resources and talking to instructors helps them improve their grades. For construction management senior Phillip Thomas, taking a spontaneous leap of faith and reaching out for guidance gave him the chance to change his future. The Black Male Leadership Initiative — a University program that started in spring 2010 — has helped Thomas and other black male students improve grades, engage with professors and achieve goals for college and beyond. “We are definitely here to help them get to the next level,” said Marco Barker, co-director of BMLI. The program is divided into two parts. The first, BMLI 2020, is a long-term initiative in which a core team made up of representatives from various parts of campus work to help members achieve excellence in all areas of campus, from Greek Life to athletics, Barker said. The second part, the Fellows program, is a short-term initiative engaged in helping members communicate with their professors, take advantage of tutoring resources and gain leadership experience through working with others.

Thomas said he was indecisive about which direction to take when he got to college, but advisors in the program helped guide him. “It showed me, though, that the staff really does care about the well-being of the students,” Thomas said. The Fellows meet with advisors every year to set out goals and determine the route needed to reach them, said Brylon Crier, BMLI member and finance junior. “They are good at leading by example,” Crier said. Fellows are also held to high standards as far as dressing appropriately for meetings and being punctual. “Marco [Barker] always tells me, ‘you’re on time when you’re ten minutes early,’” Crier said, grinning. At first, Thomas was uneasy when the other men seemed to be more advanced in their studies. “They would tell me just keep pushing at it, just keep pushing at it,” Thomas said. He worked up enough courage to go to a job fair, and everything fell into place from there. Thomas soon received an internship, then he got a job with Southern Folger Detention Equipment Company, a prison construction firm. Co-director Chaunda Allen said the program is not

necessarily for struggling students. It can be beneficial for all students, whether they are performing well in class, working to keep grades up or deciding which major to choose. BMLI also provides workshops, leadership and social events and team-building activities, Barker said. The program partnered with the Young Leaders Academy, a foundation that helps boys in grades 3-8 get prepared and disciplined to attend college. The Fellows tutor and motivate the young men to do well in school. “The most important thing is that they see higher education as an option,” Barker said. The Fellows are hoping to host an LSU day this semester for the boys to tour the campus, meet students and speak with professors. Barker said BMLI’s number of participants has increased, and parents and counselors have taken interest in the program as well. The only barrier officials believe could hinder the program’s expansion is funding. “We know that there is a need for the program … and it is just so disheartening that we can’t [take everyone who applies],” Barker said. Contact Juliann Allen at jallen@lsureveille.com

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ACADEMICS

CAS hosts workshop to boost GPAs Program wins national award Claire Caillier Contributing Writer

The Center for Academic Success kicked off its first-ever fall semester edition of its award-winning IMPACT program with a two-hour workshop Sunday. The workshop, held in the UREC Student Recreation Center, was filled to capacity. Ninety students registered for the session and there was a wait list for the event, said Pam Ball, CAS learning strategies coordinator. The workshop taught students the importance of the study cycle, a method involving previewing material before class, attending class, reviewing material and reflecting on it. This semester marks the first time the IMPACT workshops will be available during the fall. Ball said the program originally targeted students who were not performing

well at the end of the fall semester and helped them to “regroup in the spring.” After three years of reforming University students’ GPAs, the IMPACT program received the Excellence Award from the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals in the spring. Melissa Brocato, director of the Center for Academic Success, said she credits the win to the program’s high success rate. Brocato said students who were on warning or probation and participated in the program saw a 20 percent increase in retention rate than students who didn’t participate. She also said, on average, participants raise their GPA by half a letter grade. “It’s because of the statistics,” Brocato said. “It’s a two-hour workshop, and it’s amazing to achieve those statistics.” One reason the program produces results may be the interactive nature of the workshops. “It’s not just sitting through a workshop,” Ball said. “We make it active, which is the reason why we

chose to hold it in the rec center.” Ball said the program is also used to make a “strong connection with students to let them know they can come in and work with us on an individual basis.” Lauren Cadogan, undeclared freshman who was at the Sunday workshop, said she attended to make her parents proud. “By coming, it’s not going to do me any harm,” Cadogan said. “And I want to prove to my parents I can do really well.” Stephan Fils-Aime, computer science freshman, said he participated because he wants to improve his study skills. “The main reason I came is to learn how to study and how to organize my time,” Fils-Aime said. Nikki Tomboli, pre-nursing freshman, said she learned about the program in an e-mail from her father. “I decided to reap the benefits of what LSU has to offer,” Tomboli said. Contact Claire Caillier at ccaillier@lsureveille.com

NATION

Irene is not over, Obama warns The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite Tropical Storm Irene’s weakened punch, President Barack Obama urged those in its path to stay vigilant and warned that the storm’s impact would continue to be felt for some time. “This is not over,” Obama said in a Sunday afternoon statement from the Rose Garden. With Irene having unleashed furious wind and rain as it carved its way along the East Coast, the president said emergency officials were most concerned about lengthy power outages and flooding as swollen rivers begin to crest. He urged the public to heed the warnings of local officials in the coming days, and said his administration would continue working with cities and states to ensure they were prepared to respond. “The impacts of this storm will be felt for some time. And the recovery effort will last for weeks or longer,” said Obama, flanked by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate. Seeking to show presidential leadership amid the storm, the White House added the Rose Garden statement to Obama’s schedule late Sunday afternoon, after Irene had significantly weakened. Most areas, including New York City, appeared to have escaped with less damage than first expected. The administration has made a concerted effort to present Obama as a president fully engaged in every aspect of the storm, releasing several photos

and readouts of Obama’s briefings on Irene as it approached the U.S. The president cut his Martha’s Vineyard vacation short by about 12 hours to return to Washington ahead of the storm’s arrival. And as the storm made landfall in North Carolina Saturday, Obama visited FEMA’s command center in Washington. While Irene was far weaker than expected, at least 18 people died in the storm and early damage estimates were in the billions of dollars. But Obama said the toll could have been much higher had it not been for preparation and coordination by FEMA and other emergency personnel. “This has been an exemplary effort of how good government at every level should be responsive to people’s needs and work to keep them safe and protect and promote the nation’s prosperity,” the president said. With more flooding possible, government officials warned it will take several days before they can fully assess the storm’s damage. Fugate, the FEMA director, said teams first checked on damage in North Carolina, where reports are mostly of flooding, downed trees and damaged highways, and were continuing to move through other affected states as Irene headed north toward Canada. Fugate said FEMA will work closely with the White House to determine what type of funds may be needed to help cities and states recover. Obama has already issued emergency declarations for most of the states hit by Irene, including North Carolina, Virginia and

New York, in order to make federal resources available to support response efforts. Contact The Daily Reveille’s news staff at news@lsureveille.com

Monday, August 29, 2011

FLASH DANCE

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LSU students flash mob in front of the Union to celebrate Women’s Equality Day on Friday. Watch a video of the dance at lsureveille.com.


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CHEERLEADING

Coach seriously injured in accident

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BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Board adjusts Miles’ contract

Johnson’s extended through 2013 season

Garcia was boating in St. Amant

Staff Reports

Josh Naquin

LSU cheerleading coach Chico Garcia was paralyzed Saturday in a boating accident on the Diversion Canal in St. Amant. Jason Amadeo, a former LSU cheerleader and long-time friend of Garcia’s, said Garcia severely dislocated two vertebrae and was unable to move anything from the shoulders down after the accident. Amadeo said Garcia had surgery to realign the vertebrae and has started to regain feeling in his upper arm, but he is still unable to move it. “The type of injury he had could have severed the spinal cord completely, leaving him with no function below the neck permanently,” Amadeo said. “When they assessed the cord, it did appear to be intact. Now it’s just kind of a wait and see game and allow the swelling to go down to see what, if any, he regains.” Amadeo said Garcia will stay in the Intensive Care Unit for another 24 hours. “It’s going to be a long road,” Amadeo said. “He’s going to be in the hospital for a minimum of two to four months.”

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The LSU offensive line prepares for a snap October 22, 2010, against Auburn. The offensive line is considered the most experienced area of the team because all of the starting players this year have previously started a game on the offensive line.

Adrian Wintz

Veteran offensive line returns

Sports Contributor

A shift in power on the offensive side of the football has begun, and it’s not at the quarterback position, or on the field at all. A coaching change has made some waves in the LSU football program, but it’s still business as usual. Former offensive line coach Greg Studrawa is replacing former offensive coordinator Steve Krag-

thorpe, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in early August and will take over as the quarterback coach. Steve Ensminger will take over as offensive line coach, but Studrawa will retain his relationship with the offensive line. This coaching shake-up has not phased the offensive linemen, who still turn to Studrawa, as well as Ensminger. “[Studrawa] is the same way he’s always been,” VETERANS, see page 15

The LSU Board of Supervisors met Friday to discuss the contracts of Les Miles, Joe Alleva, Trent Johnson and Beth Torina. The Board approved an amendment to Miles’ contract which will keep him at the University through 2017. “The body of Coach Miles’ work over the past six years warrants his contract renewal,” said Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva, whose contract was also renewed at the meeting on Friday. The newly approved contract will maintain Miles’ $3.7 million annual salary. Changes from Miles’ previous contract include an increase from $11.2 million to $18.7 million in the amount he will be paid should he be fired without cause. The adjusted contract also says if LSU wins a national championship under Miles, the coach will recieve $1,000 more than any other head coach in the Southeastern Conference Head men’s basketball coach Trent Johnson’s contract was also extended a year and will now expire June 30, 2013.

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VOLLEYBALL

Miami tops LSU in Tiger Classic Albert Burford

Sports Contributor

The LSU volleyball team seemed well on its way to sweeping the Tiger Classic until running into Miami on Saturday night. The Tigers (3-1) won their first three matches before being outlasted 3-2 by Miami in the fourth and final match of the tournament. Freshman outside hitter Helen Boyle paced LSU with 16 kills, while sophomore middle blocker Desiree Elliott sent home 15 and junior outside hitter Madie Jones added 14. “The arrival of Helen Boyle

on campus was a big deal for us,” said LSU coach Fran Flory. “We don’t use her a bunch, but when we do, she comes through for us. Senior outside hitter Christine Williamson racked up 17 kills for the Hurricanes, seven of which came in the first set. Flory said the defense did a good job of adjusting and stopping the power shots, but were later exploited by “off-speed, out-ofsystem balls.” “Tonight was an experienced team against a young, inexperienced team,” Flory said. “Experience wins in the end all the time.” The Tigers were backed by a

loud, supportive crowd both Friday and Saturday nights. “The fans here have always been great and the drive now is to get the student body behind it,” Flory said. “Even the Miami coaches were saying they weren’t used to this atmosphere.” Senior defensive specialist Lauren Waclawczyk said the team needs to work on their shot selection, but she was happy with the start. “It’s tough to say that it was a good way to start the season, because we had a tough loss,” CLASSIC, see page 15

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LSU senior middle blocker Michele Williams goes up for the tip against Miami on Saturday in the PMAC. The Tigers fell to the Hurricanes, 3-2, in a five-set showdown.


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Tiger fans should rally behind quarterback Jarrett Lee BODY SHOTS Rob Landry Sports columnist At 1900 hours on Sept. 3, 2011, all LSU fans need to report for active duty in General Lee’s army. Since the dismissal of troubled quarterback Ryan Perrilloux before the start of the 2008 season, the Tiger faithful have been divided on who they believe the team’s quarterback should be. Many feel Jarrett Lee was given a raw deal in 2008 by being thrown directly into the fire as a redshirt freshman, and has developed into the quarterback LSU needs to be successful. Still, numerous others were in Jordan Jefferson’s corner, citing his athleticism and ability to run with the football as the offensive spark that would lead the Tigers to the promised land. But in light of the recent accusations and suspensions involving Jefferson, it’s time for all LSU fans to unite and jump on the Lee bandwagon. The Brenham, Texas, native has been nothing but an exemplary team player from the first time he set foot on Tiger Stadium’s hallowed turf. Lee never once complained about the unenviable situation thrust upon him three seasons ago. Instead, he continued to work. In 2009, Jefferson took the reins of the offense, leaving Lee with just 40 pass attempts on the year. Rumors swirled that Lee was looking to transfer following the season. He dispelled them immediately. “Never once did I want to transfer,” Lee said. “I wanted to be here. I came to play ball here.” And last season, Lee definitely played some ball. Despite not being the starter, he was an integral part in some of LSU’s biggest wins. Against Tennessee, Lee was 7-for-9 for 62 yards on the final drive of the game. He led the Tigers to the Volunteer 2-yard line before Jefferson came in, and former

running back Stevan Ridley scored the game winning touchdown following a myriad of bungled plays and substitutions by both sides. In the next game, against Florida, Lee was the unquestioned hero. He was 9-for-11 for 128 yards and two touchdowns, and connected with former wide receiver Terrence Toliver on a beautifully thrown, back-shoulder fade route in the corner of the endzone with six seconds remaining to give LSU a 33-29 victory. And against bitter rival Alabama, Lee completed a 47-yard pass down the sideline to junior wide receiver Rueben Randle on 3rd-and-13 with less than three minutes to play. The bomb all but sealed LSU’s 24-21 victory over the Crimson Tide. When LSU needed someone to make a play last season, Lee was there. He came through time and time again, yet never received any of the credit. Which is just fine with him. He has become the exact type of quarterback LSU fans have been clamoring about needing since 2007. Lee isn’t going to become John Elway, Dan Marino or any other All-World quarterback, and that’s just fine. The Tigers won their previous two championships with Matt Mauck and Matt Flynn, quarterbacks who were not flashy, fancy or overly-hyped. They were players who knew how to make plays when called upon them and didn’t make the big mistake. They let the running game punish defenses and made smart, safe passes when called upon. Lee is that type of quarterback. He has moved past the nightmare of 2008 where he earned the moniker “Pick-Six Lee” for the six interceptions he threw that were returned for touchdowns. In 2010, Lee had just one pass picked off in 89 pass attempts. In the recent past, some LSU quarterbacks folded when they faced adversity. Some, like Josh Booty, shifted the blame to other players, and some pouted and took their ball and went home, a la Chris Garrett. But Lee has overcome and

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Senior quarterback Jarrett Lee prepares to take a snap during the Tennessee game on Oct. 2, 2010. The Tigers won, 16-14.

fought through every obstacle that has stood in his path. He has been on the front line during an enemy attack and survived. His ego and reputation may have been wounded, but not enough to deter him from continuing to fight. He has served his time, and made his way up the ranks. Now it’s time for the fan base to come to attention for its quarterback, its leader, its general. Rob Landry is a 23-year-old mass communication senior from Mandeville. Follow him on Twitter at RobLandry85. Contact Rob Landry at rlandry@lsureveille.com


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MEN’S GOLF

NCAA champ Peterson stays busy, prepares for Walker Cup

Former Tiger mulling pro options Luke Johnson Sports Contributor

A despondent John Peterson walked off the 18th green at last season’s Southeastern Conference Championship with his head hanging low. After leading for 53 of the 54 holes, Peterson had to duke it out with Florida’s Andres Echavarria in a playoff after Echavarria birdied the final hole of the tournament. Peterson and Echavarria both got on the green in regulation, but Peterson three-putted the SEC Championship title away. “That was tough to take,” Peterson said in his low, smooth Southern drawl. Weeks later, he missed out on a chance to compete as an amateur in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in the same heartbreaking playoff fashion. “John really played great at File photo the SEC [Cham- Former LSU golfer John Peterson watches a shot during the LSU National Invitational pionship], and on April 3. Peterson tied for third. ‘When for him they were Iin felt The Walker Cup will be the playoff,” the target on my back. It’s good introduc- said former LSU for me, it’s good for my game and played in Scotland this season, and competitors leave Sept. 1 for me motivated.” ing me this golfer Andrew it’ll keep The win led to a surge of Europe. Loupe in a text week, they message. “It was good play for Peterson. He earned If not on the team, Peterson were say- great to see him a Nationwide tour exemption – said he will turn pro. The fact that he would be in a national which he used to place second ing, ‘cur- win the Dallas area championship. I in the Nationwide rent NCAA was and still am Children’s Hospinext weekend instead of Eutal Invitational on extremely happy champion.’’ rope is not lost for him, and he July 21-24. on the Texas naJohn Peterson has a bright fuPeterson just tive. ture ahead of wrapped up a former LSU golfer “I’ll get to showing at the U.S. him.” go to the LSUmatch Peterson came back in a big Amateur Oregon game, way after his disappointments, play tournament so I win either winning the NCAA champion- in Erin, Wisc., that way,” Peterson epitomized a John ship June 2 in Stillwater, Okla. said. The win was a long time Peterson nail-biter. The biggest Down three coming, both for Peterson and John Peterson benefit to bean LSU golf program that hadn’t after three holes, former LSU golfer ing the NCAA seen an individual champion Peterson sunk a Champion? barrage of birdies since the 1940s. “It was really cool, man,” to tie the matchup. After drop- How about throwing out the first Peterson said. “It’s one of those ping two holes, Peterson again pitch at a Major League Baseball things that will stick with you charged back to tie it up on hole game? Peterson did just that, tossing forever. When they were intro- 18. The match would end seemducing me this week, they were ingly the only way Peterson ends the first pitch at a Rangers game in August. saying, ‘current NCAA champi- them – a sudden-death playoff. But Peterson — who said he Peterson was on,’ and it doesn’t get old, I’ll tell More about John Peterson: one of the final had never been more nervous in you that.” • Born April 18, 1989 in Fort Worth, 16 golfers in the his life — might want to stick with golf. field. The newTexas “Yeah, it was a wild pitch,” Peterson endfound title comes ed up losing in the he said. “It hit the backstop. with added pres- • 2011 NCAA Champion next round, but he But I threw it as hard as I could. sure, but Peterson • Two-time PING All-American accepts the result. There’s no middle ground there, said he relishes • Placed second in the Nationwide In fact, he’s OK you’ve got to just chuck it.” the opportunity to Children’s Hospital Invitational with whatever be the benchmark he’s got lined up for his competi- • Lost in the Sweet 16 at the 2011 U.S. Amateur in his future. tors. As the No. “It’s one of those things where you have a 8-ranked amateur golfer in the target on your back,” Peterson World Amateur Golf Rankings, said. “People are trying to beat Peterson figures to be one of the me specifically so they can say 10 golfers to represent America Contact Luke Johnson at college that they beat the NCAA cham- in the Walker Cup, ljohnson@lsureveille.com pion, and I like that. I like having golf’s version of the Ryder Cup.

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‘I like having the target on my back. It’s good for me, it’s good for my game and it’ll keep me motivated.’’

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FOOTBALL

Magee heads crop of confident freshman running backs Hilliard, Gore also viable options Chris Abshire Sports Writer

Even though LSU coach Les Miles might be known for his loyalty to upperclassmen, one freshman’s name has consistently rolled off his tongue throughout the summer. True freshman Terrence Magee, at 5-foot-9 and 212 pounds, was just a three-star recruit coming out of Franklinton High School, but he has impressed Miles during fall camp and leads a trio of freshmen backs who hope to vie for playing time this season. “I just see [Magee] as a tough, mature young player and I think he’s a guy who will learn and be the kind of back we will need and want for a long time,” said Miles, who mentioned the young back’s name nearly every time he spoke about the running back position in recent months. Known as a shifty runner with good hands as a receiver, too, Magee said he appreciates Miles’ vote of confidence early in his career. “It feels good that he has faith in me,” he said. “But I still have to make it happen on the field, and

play my role with this team.” Magee played quarterback at Franklinton High School, where he led the Demons to a Louisiana 4A state championship and ran for more than 1,300 yards and 19 touchdowns in his senior season. Magee said his time as quarterback was “a huge help” in preparing him for the complexities of the college game. “[As quarterback] I called out the protection, so it makes picking up the blocking schemes as a running back easy,” said the 18-yearold. “It’s different though, because you have to prepare your body for making contact every day in practice.” Despite Magee being the breakout freshman name in the backfield, two other freshman backs, Kenny Hilliard and Jakhari Gore, were both more highly-touted recruits, with each listed among Rivals.com top 10 prep running backs during their respective senior seasons. Hilliard set the Louisiana high school career rushing record with 8,603 yards in four stellar seasons at Patterson High School. At 5-foot-11 and 240 pounds, Hilliard carries a reputation as a bruising runner and also carries a family lineage with him to LSU. He is the nephew of former LSU star and New Orleans Saints running back Dalton Hilliard.

BIG BABY

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Glen “Big Baby” Davis, LSU alum and Boston Celtics player, promotes the Healthy BR initiative Saturday morning at the Farmer’s Market downtown.

Jakhari Gore

—Miami Native —Redshirted last year —Received most improved award after spring practice

Since enrolling at LSU in January, Hilliard said he has modeled his practice routine and approach to football after the trio of sophomore running backs — Spencer Ware, Michael Ford and Alfred Blue — who are likely to get the bulk of the carries this year. “It’s a big motivator for me because I get to watch them and really pick up their games to help me out as the young back,” said Hilliard, who runs a 4.6-second 40-yarddash despite his hefty build. The mild-mannered freshman said he can be the kind of persistent, physical back Miles tends to favor at the position. “My strongest suit is coming in on third downs,” Hilliard said. “I’m all about when you need that one yard and getting it done for the team in short-yardage situations.” Gore, a 5-foot-9, 175-pound redshirt freshman and Miami native, is the smallest and quickest of the three freshmen, but he said

Kenny Hilliard

—Set LHSAA record with 8,603 rushing yards —Finished senior season wtih 1,804 yards rushing and 22 TDs

an additional 15 pounds of “good weight” put on since the start of spring camp should quell any concerns about his ability to run between the tackles. “I really addressed that in the spring,” said Gore, who is the cousin of San Francisco 49er Frank Gore. “Coach Miles let me know I’m mixing it up good in there. I showed that I can hit the trenches, but I still have the vision to get to the corner.” With former offensive line

Terrence Magee

—Played QB in high school —Won 4A state championship —Threw for 2,634 yards and 35 TDs as a senior in high school

coach Greg Studrawa moving up to the coordinator spot, Hilliard said the prospect of an enhanced focus on the running game would help the young trio. “I think with [Studrawa] at coordinator is probably going to help us learn more and see the defensive fronts, which is what you need early on, he said” Contact Chris Abshire at cabshire@lsureveille.com


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Tigers travel to N.C. State to face undefeated Wolfpack Chris Abshire Sports Writer

The LSU soccer team hits the road tonight for the third straight match as the Tigers travel to undefeated North Carolina State at Dail Soccer Field in Raleigh, N.C. in search of a key non-conference victory. “We really like the non-conference slate in terms of having a line of games that are highly competitive,” said coach Brian Lee. “If you win a game like this one, it’s a good RPI and NCAA tournament-selection type of win. The [Atlantic Coast Conference] is the strongest soccer conference in the country.” The Wolfpack are 3-0 for the 2011 season and have outscored Navy, Virginia-Commonwealth and Old Dominion by a total of 6-1 in the victories. N.C. State is led by senior forward Tanya Cain, who has compiled five points on two goals and an assist during the team’s winning streak. The Tigers are coming off a

lackluster opening weekend, losing to Memphis, 3-1, on Aug. 19 and defeating an undermanned LouisianaLafayette squad last Sunday, 3-0. Lee said his team will be tested by the ball-control style and deliberate offensive attack of the Wolfpack. “They’re much different from, say, a Memphis-type style in that they’re a very possession-oriented, passing-type team and not overly physical, so it’s a completely different game than what we’ve seen so far,” he said. Through two games, the Tigers’ goalkeeping duties remain up in the air, as senior Mo Isom and sophomore Megan Kinneman continue to vie for the job. Kinneman started the season opener against Memphis while Isom got the nod versus ULL. Lee said he has not settled on a starter for tonight’s match and indicated both could receive playing time. “We might pick one or split the time, but we’ll probably make that decision close to the match,” he said. Through two games, Lee said

NFL

Brees leads Saints to 40-20 win over Raiders The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — There’s nothing like a trip to Oakland to get Drew Brees ready for the regular season. Brees threw for 189 yards and led New Orleans to scores on all three drives he played in the Saints’ 40-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday night. Brees completed 15 of 23 passes and looked almost as sharp as he did in his last trip to Oakland when he led three touchdown drives in his only series of a 45-7 victory two years ago in the third exhibition game. The Saints used that regularseason dress rehearsal to go on and win their first 13 games and win the first Super Bowl title in franchise history. The big difference in this year’s meeting was the Raiders’ first-team offense looked much better than it did two years ago with JaMarcus Russell at quarterback. Jason Campbell completed 12 of 17 passes for 150 yards and a touchdown, capping his first drive with a 35-yard scoring strike to Derek Hagan. Hagan, signed during training camp, has become one of Oakland’s most reliable receivers this summer, catching six passes for 121 yards this game. Rookie Taiwan Jones also shined in his exhibition debut, running for 81 yards and a touchdown and catching two passes for 18 yards. Campbell also drove the Raiders to a 57-yard field goal by Sebastian Janikowski and had Oakland in position for another score before Jonathon Amaya’s interception in the end zone on a deflected pass on the second-to-last play of the first half. Brees was clicking right from the start, finding Devery Henderson

on a 37-yard pass over rookie DeMarcus Van Dyke on the first play. Brees targeted Van Dyke three more times in that drive with rookie Mark Ingram capping it with a 1-yard TD run. Ingram fired the ball at the Black Hole sign in the back of the end zone after scoring his third touchdown of the preseason. After Hagan’s touchdown tied it, Brees went 4 for 6 for 60 yards on his second drive with Pierre Thomas finishing it with a 1-yard leap into the end zone. Brees had good chemistry going with tight end Jimmy Graham, who caught five passes for 73 yards. The Raiders finally got Brees in check on the third drive after New Orleans moved it to the Oakland 15. Three straight incompletions led to a 33-yard field goal by Garrett Hartley and ended Brees’ night with the Saints on top 17-7. Oakland took the lead with Janikowski’s second 57-yard field goal of the preseason late in the first half, rookie Taiwan Jones’ 22-yard touchdown run on the opening drive of the third quarter and then another field goal by Janikowski later in the third quarter. Chase Daniel threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Tory Humphrey midway through the third to put the Saints back on top 24-20. The drive was helped by a 32-yard pass to Joique Bell and roughing the passer penalty on Bruce Davis on the same play. Bell also had a 60-yard reception that set up a 1-yard TD run and Adrian Arrington caught a 39-yard TD pass from Daniel to make it 4020. Contact The Daily Reveille’s sports staff at sports@lsureveille.com

his team has struggled on defense but believes a week off and two matches of experience will alleviate those issues. “The biggest thing was getting into the game and playing some live action against an offense other than ourself,” Lee said. “Hopefully, having a couple of matches under our belts will help them get acclimated.” Lee said senior midfielder Taryne Boudreau could be poised

for a strong performance after nursing an injury in the team’s opening matches. “[Taryne’s] been stepping it up a little bit lately,” he said. “She was coming off a week where she didn’t get to train [before the first weekend] and had a couple disappointing games as a result. But she’s ready now.” The match marks the third of five straight road games for the

Tigers to open the 2011 campaign due to ongoing renovations on the LSU Soccer Stadium. The five road matches to start the season are the most since LSU began Lee’s first season at LSU in 2005 with four games away from home.

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SPORTS BRIEFS Report: Texas A&M expected to leave Big 12, expresses interest in SEC

Former NBA guard Crittenton suspect in murder case, search under way

(AP) — Big 12 officials expect Texas A&M to announce within the next week that it plans to leave the conference. A person with knowledge of what was discussed during a conference call of the Big 12 board of directors Saturday told The Associated Press that Texas A&M officials talked about their anticipated departure. “No major surprises,” said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks. “A&M didn’t say they were leaving, but certainly gave every indication that’s what they plan on doing.” As for the timing of such a move, that person said, “it would not be a surprise that it would happen sometime this week” and likely the only thing that could keep that from happening would be if the 12-team SEC determines it is not ready to add any more teams at this point. The Aggies have publicly expressed interest in joining the SEC and on Thursday formally informed Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe in a letter from school President R. Bowen Loftin that Texas A&M was exploring all of its options. Among items discussed during Saturday’s call was how much money Texas A&M would forfeit for leaving the conference and likely negotiations of that amount, which could be $20 million or more. SEC presidents and chancellors met two weeks ago and reaffirmed their “satisfaction with the present 12 institutional alignment.” But they also acknowledged the possibility of future expansion and discussed criteria for that. Texas A&M would have to settle its membership with the Big 12 before it could apply for membership into the Southeastern Conference. “The Big 12 Conference members have been and will continue to conduct meetings related to the situation with Texas A&M and conference membership,” Beebe said in a statement Saturday. “There will be public statements as appropriate and necessary if and when action is taken.” It was unclear if Texas A&M would be able to move to the SEC as early as the 2012-13 school year. The Aggies will certainly play their Big 12 schedules in football and other sports for the upcoming season, as Colorado and Nebraska did a year go before their departures from the league. The person who spoke on condition of anonymity said the other nine Big 12 members again reaffirmed the desire to keep the conference intact. “Obviously now, I think there is a little more urgency to think about if A&M leaves, who’s No. 10, or who’s 11 and 12 as well,” that person said. SMU athletic director Steve Orsini said Thursday that he has had informal talks with Big 12 officials for some time to inform them of the school’s improvements and growth. He said it has been SMU’s goal to join a BCS conference since it wasn’t included in the Southwest Conference’s merger with the Big 8 that formed the Big 12 in 1996. Texas A&M opens its season next Sunday at home against SMU.

ATLANTA (AP) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is helping police in Atlanta and Los Angeles search for a former NBA guard wanted for murder. FBI Special Agent Steve

Emmett in Atlanta told The Associated Press on Sunday that the agency is involved as police look for Javaris Crittenton. Authorities say Crittenton is charged in the fatal shooting of 22-year Jullian Jones, a mother of four who was gunned down Aug. 19 in Atlanta. Atlanta police spokesman Sgt.

Monday, August 29, 2011 Curtis Davenport said Crittenton was not in custody as of Sunday afternoon. He declined further comment. Authorities say Jones likely was not the intended target when Crittenton fired shots from an SUV. Authorities say Crittenton was retaliating for an April robbery in which he

was a victim. Crittenton spent the 2006-07 season at Georgia Tech and played in 113 NBA games.

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Monday, August 29, 2011 season’s offensive line, with four 2010 starters returning. Junior said junior center P.J. Lonergan. tackle Alex Hurst, senior guard “He’s actually putting a little more Will Blackwell, Lonergan and sepressure on us, now that he’s O.C. nior guard Josh Dworaczyk have He wants us to be more on top of started a combined 53 games, with Lonergan and Dworaczyk both our game.” Making the transition from of- starting every game last season. Senior guard/center T-Bob Hefensive line coach to offensive coordinator will be a big transition for bert, sophomore guard Josh Williford and senior Studrawa and the tackle Greg Shaw offense, but Stucombined have drawa expressed started 12 games his confidence in and are in the mix Ensminger, as well for playing time as the importance this season. of communication. Newcomer “Steve [EnsLa’El Collins, a minger] is a wonLes Miles five-star recruit, derful football LSU Coach also could to see coach,” Studrawasome action, as he said. “[Ensminger] taking the offensive line down on has seen increased reps in practice the field during game day will be leading up to the season opener. One challenge this season for the biggest transition, especially the offensive line will be replacing with how we communicate.” LSU coach Les Miles said he Second Team All-SEC left tackle feels his offensive line has the tools Joseph Barksdale, who started 39 to help LSU put points on the board games at LSU before being selected in the third round of the 2011 and win games. “The offensive line is the most NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. Sophomore Chris Faulk will experienced position on the field,” Miles said. “We have four or five replace Barksdale at left tackle this that will have played a lot of foot- season. Faulk, who has seen time as both left tackle and right tackle, ball.” Studrawa’s offensive line played in 11 games and started the from last season is similar to this final two regular season games at

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Waclawczyk said. “Our setter and middles did an amazing job this weekend and we got a good flow early on.” During Friday night’s match against Louisiana-Lafayette, freshman Malorie Pardo helped the Tigers to a .638 team hitting percentage, an LSU single-match record. “I believe in all my hitters, so it’s easy to execute when the

passes are there and they’re all up,” Pardo said. Elliott led the Tigers with 14 kills against the Ragin’ Cajuns. “From the start, we were playing very fast,” Elliot said. “They lit the fire under me and I took off with it. Saturday morning, the Tigers continued their hot start with a 3-0 sweep of Jacksonville State (25-9, 25-14, 25-12). LSU scored 14 service aces

The Daily Reveille right tackle last season as a redshirt freshman. This season, Faulk will make the switch from right tackle to left tackle, as Barksdale did last season for his senior year. Faulk has worked hard in the offseason under the tutelage of Hebert and Dworaczyk, whom Studrawa calls “coaches on the field,” and Faulk is meeting the challenge of replacing Barksdale. “T-Bob helps me throughout the plays,” Faulk said. “And Dworaczyk, he’s there all the time, and they know the playbook. We just put that together, and we just try to be one good unit.” In the last four seasons, LSU’s offensive line has led the way for three 1,000-yard rushers (Jacob Hester in 2007, Charles Scott in 2008 and Stevan Ridley in 2010), but Studrawa likes this season’s offensive line as much as any he has coached. “They are as good as any line I have ever had,” Studrawa said. “This group ... [has] played a lot of football together. They do everything together. When you have that cohesiveness, they get to be really good.” Contact Adrian Wintz at awintz@lsureveille.com in the match, seven coming from junior libero Meghan Mannari, a career-best for her. LSU heads to New Mexico State next weekend to face Arkansas-Little Rock, Grambling and New Mexico State The Tigers don’t have another home match until Sunday, Sept. 25. Contact Albert Burford at aburford@lsureveille.com

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As usual, the Opinion Section of our website, lsureveille.com, has been absolutely buzzing with reader comments. Check it out today, and let your voice be heard. In reference to the Reveille article, “Jefferson, Johns suspended indefinitely from football team,” readers had this to say: “THE LSU FIGHTING TIGERS WILL PLAY HARD, PLAY TO WIN...ALL SEASON LONG, NO DOUBT, My point of view, just saying is … Jefferson has never impressed me. If Jefferson, or all , or any of the other players act in a rude manner, then they do not need to play ball. End of story. LSU TIGERS NATIONAL CHAMPS.” -GUY TIGER “Everyone has a right to defend themselves!! But I hope that

Jefferson feels that knocking that guy out was worth it!” -Anonymous

“Nothing good ever happens after midnight, and who the DA is or is not has nothing to do with poor decisions made by others. UL Lafayette doesn’t have a JD degree program.” -Anonymous “I just read where the police took 49 pairs of shoes from Jefferson’s apartment. Sounds like he had a friend in the shoe business or a great shoe booster.” -Anonymous “I’m just disappointed that it took Les Miles that long to suspend him. Most other coaches would have suspended him outright from the beginning. Guess we know where his priorities are.” -Anonymous

“I think Les Miles was perfect with his decisions on this one. He waited until the police made their determination before he acted. Put the event aside, and let’s go to Dallas and cheer for our beloved Tigers.” -jtgardiner “The victim was just some innocent guy out for a beer. COME ON! He was kicked out of the bar for starting the fight and waited outside to fight some more. Sounds like he asked for a fight and got one.” -Anonymous

department (I can still hear Skip Bertman stating that if fans want championships, then they need to pay for that level of excellence), I expect a winning program. For the money that LSU charges for football, this is no amateur sport in the true spirit of the term. Everyone should recognize that. Big-time college football competes with the NFL for $$$$. Based on the prices LSU charges, LSU football is, for intents and purposes, a pro sports team in the true spirit of the term. Because of that, I am very disappointed in these events.” -Anonymous

“I agree that the health and well-being of people are more important than football. However, I received my season tickets today from LSU — I paid over $2K for my four tickets. I willingly pay that much, and for that price and for the stated goals of the athletic

“I think we need to pray for those CHILDREN, Jordan Jefferson and Joshua Johns...and we need to pray for the young MAN, Jarret Lee. We need to ask God to guide and lead each of them. We also need to pray for the victims of the alleged assault....that they

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are healed, physically and mentally … and we need to ask God for blessings for LSU … GO TIGERS !!!!!!” -Anonymous “Miles waited this long cause he wasnt sure what happen. yeah someone got hurt really bad but i have been to bars like this and you see ex military guys trying to push there weight around. Is what they did right? Hell no Shoould they have been there? hell no. But you cant just think cause they are ‘Football players’ they are bulleys. The fact swill come out and the truth will come out. But remember that Andrew guy was thrown out cause him being physical with a female at the bar. This is from the Bouncers of the Bar.” -LSU Fan Contact The Daily Reveille’s opinion staff at opinion@lsureveille.com

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Keep your relationship problems private, off of Facebook

I see you’re in a toxic relationship. Thank you for sharing. Public display of affection is one thing, but public display of your personal issues is an entirely different story. When people post their relationship woes for the social networking world to see, it often creates irate feelings toward the parties involved. It definitely does not help the situation at hand. We’ve all been there — angry, frustrated, vengeful or what have you. Rational behavior is thrown out the window of

reality, and delusion sets in. There are many reasons for someone to publish their emotions and love life drama over the web, but essentially, it’s for attention. Whether it’s to draw the focus of the partner or just a pity party, everyone’s just looking for some notifications. Honestly, no one in their right mind would want everyone to know his or her relationship is complicated. Why is that even an option as a relationship status? Oh, right, so when you change it, you can be swarmed with flocks

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of questions and artificial sympathy from people you don’t even talk to. If you’re really that desperate to exploit your emotions, might I recommend a journal? If it’s advice you need, a website can’t help you. Every person’s news feed that sees a daily relationship status change from the same couple has legitimate credibility to advise them to break up. We’re all friends with those people who literally break up and get back together publicly every other day. Besides the actual relationship status, the personal posts of song lyrics, cliché quotes and the rare — but always fun — arguments clearly signalize a significant issue. It becomes apparent in these particular instances that these people are involved in, at the very cartoon courtesy of KING FEATURES SYNDICATE least, a cyclic

and emotionally abusive relationship. An abusive cycle is generally characterized by three stages including the tension-building, explosion and honeymoon phases, based on the concept by psychologist Dr. Lenore Walker. It’s relatively self-explanatory, but the honeymoon phase is what makes these types of relation- Gabie Bacques ships addictive. Columnist The comfort of resolution and calmness after a fight keeps people coming back for more. This generally isn’t a major concern unless it becomes a cycle. Bickering and arguments become more frequent, and the couple begins fighting just to make up. When everyone you’ve ever met can see this and you can’t, there’s a problem. It’s also annoying for us innocent bystanders to watch every week. I know what you’re thinking, and I can already hear the attitude. “If you hate it so much, delete the people doing it.” That’s a fair enough statement, but for relationship statuses, it’s a different situation. Sure, I can delete you or hide your pathetic cries for attention, but you’re still in a crappy

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relationship. If you don’t want it to be everyone’s business, don’t make it anyone’s business. It’s called a personal life for a reason. Talk to your friends, get some real help if necessary, but don’t cry to Facebook. It just makes you look like an idiot, and the only people who really care would know about it without the Internet. Obviously if you break up, you don’t want to leave your relationship status as it was. So it’s important to know when it’s really over. That can be really difficult for some people, and it can take more than just a mouse click to confirm it. If you hit a rough patch or don’t really know what to call your relationship, hide it. Telling people it’s complicated, advertising personal information and being the “happiest girl in the world” the next day is beyond foolish, not to mention obnoxious. Do everyone and, most importantly, yourself a favor — get those fingertips off the keyboard and think for a minute: “Perhaps this would be better suited for a Tumblr post.” Gabie Bacques is a 21-year-old animal science senior from Mandeville. Follow her on Twitter @ TDR_Gbacques. Contact Gabie Bacques at gbacques@lsureveille.com

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Area behind Tigerland unsafe, needs to be reformed

I did something both Saturday and Monday night that terrified me — yes, I was stubborn enough to do this twice. I know you’re asking yourself: “What ever could scare you so much, Chris?” Brace yourself, and I’ll tell you. I walked down Alvin Dark Avenue behind Tigerland — unarmed. Unspeakable things happened. First, I was easily mugged at gunpoint since there are no streetlights. The culprit stole my wallet, keys and cell phone. Afraid and shocked, I picked up the pace, heading toward the safety of Brightside Drive — but I didn’t move fast enough through the darkened street. About two blocks later, I was mugged yet again in the darkness. This time they stole my expensive Polo and Top Siders combo. I felt disoriented. How could this happen twice? I started running down the

street looking for some sort of lit area or a distinguished sidewalk to feel safer. But there was none. Finally, I saw a group of football players walking down the street. “Excuse me! Help!” I shouted, only to have my face meet the foot of Jordan Jefferson. An hour later, I was home — beaten and half-naked, lucky to be alive. OK, you guessed it. Not much of that Chris Grillot story was true. I don’t own anyColumnist thing Polo or a pair of Top Siders, and I wasn’t confronted three times on my way down Alvin Dark. However, I did complete the journey from Brightside Drive to Tigerland twice with a group of friends. Prior to these pilgrimages, I had heard the area behind Tigerland was not a particularly nice place to be at night, and once I

made the journey, I understood. First, there are few streetlights illuminating the street and sidewalks, leaving numerous nearly pitch-black pockets where people can hide. Also, a distinguished sidewalk only exists a few blocks from Tigerland and a few from Brightside. The existing sidewalks are so cracked and overgrown with plants that you have to walk in the street, which is not a problem because all the people who drove to Tigerland found a designated driver. I asked a couple students how they felt about safety in the area. Josh Decareaux, a criminology freshman who lives near Tigerland, said he doesn’t even feel safe driving through the area at night, much less walking. “I don’t even like to drive my car back there,” he said. Mason Montney, a kinesiology junior who recently moved to a neighborhood off of Alvin Dark also felt a safety concern.

“It’s not very good to have to walk down a street with no sidewalks or streetlights,” he said. In a prime example of the lack of safety in the area, a University alumnus was shot in the stomach in November 2010 while trying to prevent a robbery on Earl Gros Avenue — one street away from Alvin Dark Avenue. This area shouldn’t be so dangerous. Something needs to be done to make it safer for the residents and students living in the area. One solution is to call on the city to improve the whole area, installing more streetlights and fixing the sidewalks. Another simple resolution to the problem would be to reduce the number of police officers hanging out on the median in Tigerland and have more of them patrol the surrounding neighborhoods. Writing MIPs to drunk students preparing to ride Tiger Trails back to campus makes some money, but doesn’t make the area safer.

Kinesiology senior Evan Riley summed up the entire situation well. “[Alvin Dark] is such a convenient way for us to get to Tigerland and since it’s not safe to walk, some people may choose to drink and drive,” Riley said. “It needs to become more acceptable so students can go through the area safely.” No, I wasn’t robbed at gunpoint or kicked in the face, but I didn’t feel safe navigating down Alvin Dark those nights, and it’s clear others feel the same way. Come on, Baton Rouge. Let’s do something to clean up the area and make it safer for students. Chris Grillot is a 20-yearold English and mass communications junior from New Orleans. Follow him on Twitter @TDR_CGrillot.

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Tea Party prevents progress, should step out of spotlight

Joshua Segall Arizona Daily Wildcat

Tucson, Ariz. (U-WIRE) — It’s no secret that the Tea Party we all hear so much about isn’t such a grand party after all. Many popular news outlets make the Tea Party seem like a stubborn group of Americans who try to derail the supposed bipartisan support that exists in Washington, D.C., and to some extent they’re right. On the other hand, few realize the actual core values that the Tea Party stands for. There is more to the party than simply a bunch of people who are “mad as hell.” The Tea Party started as a grassroots campaign to restore common sense and small government in America. A simple glance at their mission statement outlines the three core values of the party: fiscal responsibility, limited government and free markets. Not surprisingly, these are values that almost anyone can identify with. That’s how parties make themselves attractive to voters, by reaching them on levels that most anyone can agree with. While the Tea Party attempts to align itself with the Boston Tea Party we all learned about in social studies, it seems to miss the point. Somewhere along the way, many of the Tea Partyers began to view the Boston Tea Party purely as an act of stubbornness, as opposed to an act of dissent aimed at a greater good. It doesn’t help that the key figures of leadership in the

party are less than desirable. Often considered the top figurehead of the Tea Party movement, former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin has seen the shortcomings of her career far outweigh her successes. Although she was Alaska’s first female governor and was credited with helping to restructure Alaska’s fiscal policies, she also notoriously butchered the English language and established herself as a vapid Republican vice presidential candidate who flip-flopped stances and had a blatant lack of knowledge on popular issues. Don’t forget that her decision to be a reality TV star did not earn her any political clout, either. Along with Palin, 2012 presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann is also creating public image problems for the Tea Party. Like her counterpart, she too has been credited with numerous verbal slip-ups early in her campaign. Many of her speeches are filled with strong passion, but her delivery has made her an instant turn-off to many. She constantly credits herself with things she has done and often lacks real solutions to the problems we face today. With the 2012 Republican presidential race starting to pick up the pace, the Tea Party poses an imminent threat to the Republican Party’s election hopes. President Barack Obama won the 2008 election through an upsurge of young voters. Unfortunately, the Tea Party does not appeal

to this demographic. To make things worse, many people from all age groups can’t relate and generally disapprove of the party. By rousing so much displeasure, the Tea Party is essentially aiding the re-election chances for President Obama. The best thing Tea Partyers could do is back away from being the center of attention. The Tea Party is only serving to

inadvertently aid the other side and worsen the chances for change in Washington, D.C. The Tea Party has a great underlying initiative to restore the values of the United States of America. The cold hard truth is that government has grown too large, and we are fiscally irresponsible. While the Tea Party should be commended on their values, it is time that they take

a step back from the spotlight. Time has come to part ways with their standoffish and angerinducing behaviors. They must allow real change to happen.

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Chateau du Cour 4728 Y A Tittle Ave. Lge 2 BR apt in gated complex. $595. Cell 772-2429 or 767-3935 www.cdc-tigerland.com Chateau du Cour in tigerland Large 2 BR 1 B in gated complex..772-2429 mckproperties.com Ivy Condos Walking Distance to LSU 225 W. Parker Blvd 2 Bedroom Flat Cable, W/ D included. $870/ mo Call 225-572-9002 225.603.6563 3 BR, 3 bath gated townhome. Near LSU. $1500/mo. 225-752-8842. 225.752.4825 bURGIN APARTMENTS 1br/1ba, $589/$400, no dogs, w/d on site, w/s included. Highland and Lee. 225.252.3163 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 3br/2ba house 5min from campus in MeadowBend with office. 1100/ mo 1100dep. pet friendly 225.931.8107 Near LSU at Kenilworth, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2000 sq ft, new paint inside and outside, $1500, 225.614.5528 FOR RENT: Two bedroom condo near LSU in gated community (3005 Highland Rd, Unit 25A). Rent $750/ month plus deposit. 225218-4543 after 4:00pm LSU TIGERLAND 1 & 2 br, Flat & T/ H, W/ F, Pool, W/ S pd, $450 - $675, 225.615.8521 BRIGHTSIDE MANOR Great 2BR 1 1/2ba TH in 4-Plex. $800 772-2429 OR 767-3935 www.cdc-tigerland. com Kenilworth Home For Rent - 3br 2ba updated- move in now $1600 225.806.1437 2 Bedroom 1.5 Bath Near LSU 2 Bedroom 1 Ω bath Small fenced in yard Washer and dryer $700/ month 5284 South Brightside View BR, LA 70806 225.718.4150 or 225.925.5627

Honda Elite 50 Scooter Only 260 miles. St. legal, color red, no motocycle lic. required. $995 call 225-933-6543

N Brightside Park 2 bedroom with study or 3 bedroom available now. Includes water, sewer, garbage. All kitchen appliances plus a washer/dryer are included.


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Monday, August 29, 2011 VETERINARY ASSISTANT NEEDED Tues. & Thurs. afternoons. --Acadian Oaks Pet Clinic, 4229 North Blvd. (15 min. from campus) 225.387.2462 NO FOOTBALL TICKETS?? Drakes Catering is hiring bussers, waiters, bartenders, and experienced kitchen staff to work LSU home game days. Great attitude is a must! Please email drakescatering@ hotmail.com for information. PART-TIME RECEPTIONIST 20-25 hrs/ wk M-W-F Experience a plus! $9/ hr. Resume/ cover letter to mike@alltruckpartsinc.com No Phone Calls Please! 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@swimtaq.com or 225-5785078. Interview will be conducted. DENTAL OFFICE with friendly staff & doctor needs dental assistant, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY FT or PT Email resume to resume70806@yahoo.com 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. VET ASSISTANTS NEEDED night and weekend positions. Exp. preferred Can trian the right person. Apply in person. M-F 9a4p, 1514 Cottondale, 70815, 225.927.9940 FAMILY HELPER / SITTER Must enjoy kids, have transp, avail 2:30 pm

504.382.3995 PART TIME GRAPHIC DESIGNER needed. Experience in Illustrator and Photoshop necessary. Flexible hours, close to campus.

Dream Silk Screens 225.383.8914 PART TIME Delivery and assembly of fitness equipment. Mechanically inclined. Apply in person 9603 airline hwy. B. R. EXPERIENCED WAITERS NEEDED! Cafe Americain Come Apply 11am-5pm Mon-Fri 225.924.9841 PERSONAL TRAINING STUDIO looking for P/T help. M-Th 2-7:30pm responsibilities include answering phones and light

HOUSING, from page 1 like tutors and bus routes.” Kelli Barmore, political science freshman, said she likes living in her one-bedroom cottage and the amenities that come with the community. “Obviously there’s traffic and Highland [Road] can be horrible to get down, but it’s still a great place to live,” Barmore said. “It’s quiet, I’m never interrupted and any maintenance problem I might have is usually fixed that day.” A similar housing development, Aspen Heights, also offers residents amenity-filled living. It offers quarters with two, three and four bedrooms, ranging from $625 to $695 per person each month. Devin Silvestri, computer science sophomore, is living in a threebedroom house. Silvestri said the Aspen Heights staff is personable and gets to know people individually. “The guy who is running Aspen Heights knew my name from when I signed my lease when I walked into the clubhouse the other day,” Silvestri said. “I love my place, it’s really spacious and the whole subdivision is well laid out. There’s no pool right

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accident, the second was an attack and the third was a declaration of war,” he said. Footage of President Bush during his visit to an elementary school that morning depicted his aghast, then forcibly reserved, reaction to the news. “My first reaction was anger,” he said. But in that classroom, he added, surrounded by children, “I wanted to project a sense of calm.” After stopping at two separate Air Force bases, Bush eventually made the decision to return to Washington “over the objections of about everybody else,” he explained. “I damn sure wasn’t about to give [the statement] from a bunker in Nebraska,” he said in the interview. Being forced to address the grieving nation away from the Capitol, he said, would have granted the attackers a psychological victory. As he visited the Pentagon and Ground Zero over the next few days, Bush said he was “determined to send a message that the United States would be relentless in our pursuit of justice.” While shaking hands with the “bloodshot” workers who had yet to leave Ground Zero, Bush said the atmosphere hosted a “palpable bloodlust.” And when he stood above the crowd that day, megaphone thrusted into his hands, Bush knew a statement had to be made on the behalf of the people before him and those whose lives fell with the towers. “I can hear you, the rest of the world hears you, and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon,” he promised the exhausted workers below. As the hour-long interview drew to a close, Bush noted the gratefulness he felt when President Barack Obama called to inform him of Osama bin Laden’s death less than five months ago. “I felt a sense of closure,” Bush said. Contact Clayton Crockett at ccrockett@lsureveille.com

now but they’re in the middle of building one.” Set to open in August 2012, the Woodlands is a new student-targeted community by Dovetail Companies. Rental features will be organized with flat-style housing on the first floor of each unit and two separate two-story townhomes above. The space for residencies in the Woodlands will range from about 1,150 square feet to 1,800 square feet. Mike Swope, director of Campus Marketing for Dovetail Companies, said Dovetail has had success in other SEC markets, and the recent enrollment increase at LSU will encourage a demand for their service. Swope said construction on the Woodlands should be done by mid to late July, with the finishing touches completed by next August. “This is the earliest we’ve ever

page 19 started a project in terms of construction, and we’ve never delivered late before,” Swope said. “The lease-up is hard to predict. We would like to stay on pace. Our competitors were full before this past summer session started, and we would also like to be full at that time next summer.” The transportation situation is a concern for the Woodlands. Swope said he predicts the current bus system won’t be able to hold the amount of students the new community will bring, and he is hoping the University will add buses to the schedule. Distance from campus is an advantage apartment complexes have over larger communities. Sarah Espes, leasing specialist for Northgate Apartments, said the complex’s location is an important asset. “One huge advantage for us is the fact you can walk to school,”

Espes said. “We’re so close, and that’s one thing [others] can’t offer. It’s still a nice property and for football games you can walk back to your apartment.” Prices for Northgate Apartments range from $550 to $750 monthly for different styles of living quarters. Espes said business has dropped a little since the housing communities opened, but the apartments are currently about 93 percent full. Meghan Mack, communication disorders freshman, said she’s happy with her apartment in Burbank Commons. “It might not be as nice as The Cottages, but I like being pretty close to campus,” Mack said. “It came furnished and the balcony is cool.” Contact Morgan Searles at msearles@lsureveille.com


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