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LSU ranks No. 1 in BCS after 38-7 victory against Tennessee Hunter Paniagua Sports Writer

LSU football games have started to follow a certain script. The defense creates turnovers and minimizes the production of opposing offenses. The offense protects the ball and pounds away with a dominant running game. So far the formula has worked. With the Tigers’ 38-7 victory against Tennessee (3-3, 0-3) on Saturday, LSU (7-0, 4-0) has won every game this season by double digits, tying a school record for eight consecutive double-digit wins dating back to the Cotton Bowl win over Texas A&M in January. The Tigers have won each game by at least 13 points, which contributed to LSU’s No. 1 ranking in the season’s first BCS poll. “At the end of the day, that makes a difference,” said junior wide receiver Russell Shepard. “The BCS system is a little different. It depends on how bad you beat teams sometimes. When you can put as many points on the board as you can, that’s very important.” Though the computers and voters in the BCS may notice the large margins of LSU victories, TENNESSEE, see page 19 ZACH BREAUX / The Daily Reveille

LSU sophomore running back Spencer Ware (11) stiff-arms Tennessee freshman defensive lineman Curt Maggitt (56) during Saturday’s matchup against the Volunteers.

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HEALTH

Flu shots offered in more locations

Vaccines free for full-time students Kate Mabry Staff Writer

The Student Health Center is making an effort to make flu shots more accessible to students through its Flu Shots on the Geaux program. In addition to offering shots at the Student Health Center, SHC employees will give vaccinations at the Student Union Theater and University Recreation Center while supplies last. Julie Hupperich, associate director for the Student Health Center, said the flu shots offered by the SHC are included in student fees for full-time students, while part-time students and other members of the LSU community can choose to pay the fee and receive a vaccination. The FLU SHOTS, see page 8

RECREATION

Local skate park holds event to celebrate anniversary Program gives riders free helmets Josh Naquin Staff Writer

The BREC Skate Park held a Ride-n-Roll event made up of BMX and skateboarding competitions and demos by pros Saturday to celebrate its one-year anniversary. Dozens of riders of all ages and skill levels flocked to the park to participate in the day’s programs. Aaron Zeringue, business management sophomore, won second place in the “BMX Big Air” competition. “I’ve been coming to this park since it opened,”

Zeringue said. Zeringue said he frequented the park at least three times a week during the summer and rides there almost every day during school. Having such devoted riders is not an unusual occurrence, according to Susie Skaggs, facility supervisor at BREC Skate Park. “There are hundreds of kids who make this park their second home,” Skaggs said. “They’ll come here right after school and leave after I do.” Skaggs said she is happy the skate park has reached its first anniversary because the process to bring the park to fruition was long. The park was funded by a property tax that was passed in 2004. “We were ready to build the park, but then Katrina hit and set

us back,” Skaggs said. Despite the delay, Fidna Skate Shop owner and University alumnus Ben Boone said the skate park has been crafted using the highest quality materials. “It really is the nicest park in the South,” Boone said. He said the extreme sports scene has grown significantly in Louisiana since he started skating more than 20 years ago. Terry Adams, professional BMX rider, was at Saturday’s event to perform a demo of the same skills which have garnered him numerous awards, including a gold medal at the 2005 X Games. Adams also spoke on the growing popularity of extreme sports like skateboarding and BMX bike riding. SKATE, see page 19

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Terry Adams, professional flatland BMX rider from Hammond, demos Saturday at the BREC Skate Park. View a photo gallery of the event at lsureveille.com.


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Monday, October 17, 2011

STATE/LOCAL

Uganda president: US troops not sent in to participate in fighting

Thrill-seekers chased by bulls in Running of the Bull in Arizona town

Bones in yard didn’t bother La. gardner, but bone in shoe did

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Sunday that U.S. military “personnel” being sent to Uganda to help fight the rebel group the Lord’s Resistance Army will not participate in actual fighting. Museveni told a news conference it was wrong to say that the U.S. was sending troops to fight the LRA and its brutal leader Joseph Kony. “Better to call them U.S. personnel, not troops,” Museveni said. UN chief pushes trust in gov., green themes with European lawmakers

CAVE CREEK, Ariz. (AP) — It’s not the organized panic on the streets of Pamplona, but a few hundred thrill-seekers got a similar rush running from bulls in the Arizona desert Saturday. The run with bulls in the small town about an hour’s drive north of Phoenix gave domestic daredevils a chance to re-create the famed mad dash from fighting animals that attracts thousands every year in Spain. Organizers say their version is safer because the bulls’ horns were blunted for the occasion.

SHREVEPORT (AP) — The Caddo Parish coroner’s office is sending bones found in a Shreveport yard to the forensic anthropology lab at Louisiana State University. Erin Deutsch of the coroner’s office tells KSLA-TV that the bones appear to be animal rather than human — but the bits are small, and investigators want to be sure they’re right. Joyce Lister says she didn’t think much of the first bone that turned up as her husband dug a flower bed Friday. Then they found more. When they found a shoe with a bone in it, they called police. Police chief: officers can’t staff parades without dept. reimbursement

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Lawmakers in Europe and elsewhere must do more than put their debtwracked houses in order — they must reassure citizens who fear diminished future prospects, and that means restoring people’s trust in government, the U.N. secretarygeneral said Sunday night. Ban Ki-moon’s comments came during the opening session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, which features representatives of parliaments from 157 nations. The global financial crisis was a major theme.

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A Running of the Bull participant stumbles Saturday as charging bulls close in behind him in Cave Creek, Ariz. More than 1,000 thrill seekers participated.

Kansas woman receives sorority membership on 90th birthday TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 90-yearold Kansas woman whose sorority dreams were disrupted by World War II is finally getting to be a pledge. Bertie McConnell was surprised on her 90th birthday Saturday with a certificate of membership from Zeta Tau Alpha. She says she was “absolutely shocked.” McConnell attended several Zeta rush parties in 1941 at Washburn University in Topeka, but left school to support the war effort.

Three charged after four disabled adults found locked up in Pa. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three people have been charged following the discovery of four malnourished mentally disabled adults chained to a boiler in a locked northeast Philadelphia basement room that was too small for an adult to stand up straight and also reeked of waste from the buckets they used to relieve themselves, police said Sunday. Officers were investigating a report of squatters in a building Saturday when they found three men and a woman in a 15-by-15foot room behind a shut steel door.

OPELOUSAS, (AP) — The Opelousas Board of Aldermen is taking a tough look at the cost of paying police to staff festival parades. The Daily World reported the board has not yet adopted a city budget. Its fiscal year began on Sept. 1. Police Chief Perry Gallow told the board he cannot provide officers to police parades if the city or organizations sponsoring parades do not reimburse his department.

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Superfest to return; Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood among headliners Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Thursday Morgan Searles Staff Writer

Louisiana’s largest country music festival will return to Tiger Stadium for a third time May 26 and 27, 2012, bringing big-name talents to Death Valley. Bayou Country Superfest producer and director Quint Davis announced the lineup for the event at a news conference Wednesday, including big names like Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban and Jason Aldean. Joe Alleva, vice chancellor and director of athletics, said he

believes Superfest has developed into one of the biggest country music festivals in the U.S. “It’s great for the state of Louisiana, it’s great for Baton Rouge, it’s great for LSU and it’s great for country music fans,” Alleva said. “So it’s our pleasure to host this event and we hope to keep doing it for a long, long time.” Davis said artists are willing to come to Louisiana because of the energetic audience. “Our festival here rocks,” Davis said. “We tell people there’s nothing like a Saturday night in Tiger Stadium, and that’s true and that carries over to [the festival].” Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne said the event will be one of the signature events of the bicentennial of

Louisiana’s statehood next year. “What this festival does for Baton Rouge and, more importantly, what it does for the entire state of Louisiana is focus the eyes of the country music and, in a broader sense, the entire music world on Tiger Stadium, on Baton Rouge, on the entire state of Louisiana on this very important holiday weekend,” Dardenne said. Also playing at Superfest will be Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town, Sara Evans, Jerrod Niemann and Joe Nichols.  Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday, with costs ranging from $50 to $500 for one and two-day passes. Contact Morgan Searles at msearles@lsureveille.com

How much do tickets cost? Stadium seats • Tiger Plaza: one day $50 and $60; both days $80 and $110 • Sidelines: one day $85; both days $160 • Tiger Club: one day $150; both days $300 Field level seats • Tiger Field: one day $85; both days $170 • Tiger Field (front sides): one day $125; both days $250 • Tiger Field (front center): one day $175; both days $350 • VIP Golden Horseshoe (stage-front, standing-room only): one day $250; both days $500

Plucker’s Wing Bar Mon: $14.99 All You Can Eat Wings and $3 Pluckers Specialty Drinks Tues: Kids Eat Free, $3 Mexican Beers and Margaritas Wed: Live Trivia at 8 pm, $4.50 34oz Mugs Thurs: $12.99 All You Can Eat Boneless Wings, $4.50 34oz Mugs $5.50 Patron Margaritas Sun: $3 Pluckers Specialty Shots EVERYDAY BEER SPECIAL: $6.50 34oz Mugs--Blue Moon, Dos Equis, Abitas Multicultural Student Leadership Conference 8 am - 3 pm Saturday, October 29, 2011 Register today at www.lsu.edu/aacc Ducks Unlimited presents Sporting Clay Fun Shoot Join us at Hunters Run Gun Club supporting wetlands for wildlife October 23. Registration opens at 1pm, shooting starts at 2pm $45 ticket includes 50 targets, Jambalaya, soft drinks and beer after shooting! RSVP to Bryce Cain 225-802-0260 or bcain1@lsu.edu DO YOU HAVE AN OCCURRENCE? Call Becky at the Student Media Office 578-6090, 9AM- 5PM or E-mail: oncampus@lsureveille.com

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Mayor-President Kip Holden talks Wednesday about the 2012 Bayou Country Superfest during a news conference in Tiger Stadium.

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GUBERNATORIAL RACE BATON ROUGE COMMUNITY

On-campus Picture Perfect raises HIV/AIDS awareness BR ranks second debate for cases per capita provides insight Kevin Thibodeaux

Entertainment Writer

Josh Naquin Staff Writer

The University held a gubernatorial debate on campus Wednesday and voters in attendance said the event proved influential. The Bo Campbell Auditorium in the Cox Communications Academic Center saw an audience exceeding 70 people, ranging in age from University students to baby boomers. Justin Poshedly, history freshman, attended the debate. The registered Democrat said the event changed his mind and his vote. “I came to the event with Deaton in mind,” Poshedly said. “He’s an experienced LSU alumnus and I think he’ll look out for south Louisiana.” But Poshedly said hearing Cary Deaton, D-Metairie, speak changed his mind. “He had trouble answering some of the questions. He was speaking badly,” Poshedly said. Poshedly said Tara Hollis, DHaynesville, emerged from the debate as his new front-runner. “She had answers for all of the questions and even kind of burned some of the candidates,” Poshedly said. Scott Villery, history freshman, said the debate influenced his choice for gubernatorial candidate as well. “I’ve been looking at Hollis since May. Tonight confirmed my vote,” Villery said. Villery said he backs Hollis because of her stance on education. “I’m tired of seeing tuition go up,” Villery said. “We need to protect TOPS.” Education appeared to be at the top of many attendees’ lists in terms of importance. Tenika James, Baton Rouge resident, said the debate strengthened her confidence in Androniki “Niki Bird” Papazoglakis, D-Baton Rouge. “Her approach to education is great and she has real answers to solve problems facing Louisiana,” James said.    While positions on topics like education, welfare and taxes varied among candidates, opinions of current Gov. Bobby Jindal were unanimous. A chair with a sign reserving its occupancy for Jindal remained vacant at the debate. Candidate Lenny Bollingham, I-Baton Rouge, commented on Jindal’s absence, saying “He’s not tardy, he’s not in attendance. He gets an ‘F’ for attendance.” A spokesman for Jindal said the governor did not attend because he will only participate in debates that are televised statewide. Contact Josh Naquin at jnaquin@lsureveille.com

Baton Rouge residents raised awareness Sunday for the HIV/ AIDS epidemic sweeping the city and the state at the “Picture Perfect” event at Juban’s restaurant. Louisiana is ranked fourth in the nation for the number of AIDS cases, and Baton Rouge has the second-highest rate of HIV/AIDS victims per capita in the country, according to a news release from HAART, the HIV/AIDS Alliance for Region Two. Baton Rouge resident Pamela Hubbell said she attended the event to support HAART. She said she doesn’t know much about the HIV/ AIDS problem, but knows HAART does a lot of work for those afflicted with the virus. HAART is a local organization that provides support to citizens dealing with HIV/AIDS. Lori Lauve, development and resources coordinator for HAART, said the organization provides various services for people with HIV/ AIDS, including case management to ensure patients attend their doctor visits and programs to help patients with life insurance maintain their premiums. The event included a brunch, fashion show and photo shoot. Heather Sewell Day, owner of Red Cake Event Planning and the event’s organizer, said the event was designed to build a buzz about the viral epidemic within the community. “We’re just trying to raise awareness because a lot of people don’t know the statistics,” Sewell Day said. Baton Rouge resident Cobi

Turner attended Picture Perfect to support her sister, who modeled at the event. Turner said she thinks people are misinformed about the epidemic. “They know [about the HIV/ AIDS problem], but they don’t know what they need to know,” Turner said about important prevention methods such as using condoms. Baton Rouge resident Serena Turner said it’s important for people to realize AIDS doesn’t just affect homosexuals or drug users — people can catch the virus from other sources, like blood transfusions. Sewell Day said the event isn’t intended specifically for the LGBTQ community. She said African American women are the No. 1 group of people affected by the virus. Picture Perfect was intended to bring the community together to talk about the issue, according to Lauve. “We’re really trying to target anyone in the community,” Lauve said. The Picture Perfect fashion show wasn’t a typical fashion show. There was no runway and models snaked between the tables where guests were sitting. Lauve said the fashion show’s unique setup gave spectators the chance to sit and socialize with each other while watching the models. “Fashion is just another way to bring awareness to the issue, another way to talk about it,” Lauve said.   The event also included a “love over hate” photo shoot in which attendees could pay to take pictures with tape over their mouths. Sewell Day said the idea was inspired by the “NO H8” pictures that started in California in response to the passage of Proposition 8, which

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On Sunday at Jubans, HAART hosted a fundraiser that will help fund the many services they provide for HIV positive Baton Rouge residents.

sought to ban gay marriage.  Baton Rouge resident Dustin Gauthier said people in the city don’t know enough about the HIV/ AIDS epidemic. He said people think that an HIV-positive diagnosis is scary and life-threatening, and though there is no cure, with the state of medicine today people can easily get treatment for the virus. Dwayne Judice, Baton Rouge resident, said he thinks the problem is less about ignorance and more about comfort. He said condoms

are uncomfortable and people often think of them as unnecessary. Judice said he has lived in New York City, Austin, Texas, and New Orleans, but Baton Rouge is the most sexually-promiscuous city he’s lived in. He said people in Baton Rouge are extremely open about their sex lives.

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PHOTO STORY

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Teams compete in fourth annual Plane Pull on Saturday Baton Rouge residents gathered all their strength for the one of the city’s most unique events — The Arc Baton Rouge Plane Pull. According to a news release from FedEx, the event’s sponsor, 30 teams of 20 people each competed to pull a Boeing 727 aircraft by a rope 12 feet down an airport runway in the shortest amount of time. Proceeds from the event, now in its fourth year, will go to provide assistance and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities.

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[Left] elementary education sophomore Jaclyn Tisdale dances with Bryson McCoy, [top middle] members of Team Turner Industries pull FedEx’s 90-ton Boeing 727 aircraft, [bottom middle] volunteers and children play with a parachute and [top right] the Papa Murphy Pizza mascot blows bubbles at the Plane Pull.


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AG CENTER

BATON ROUGE COMMUNITY

Programs fight childhood obesity Nutrition, daily exercise encouraged Meredith Will Contributing Writer MORGAN SEARLES / The Daily Reveille

Nickie Dimaio, co-chairman of the festa and founding member of AIA, directs the Italian Festa Maids on stage Sunday at the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino and Hotel.

Annual Festa celebrates Italian culture, heritage Event includes music, wine tasting Morgan Searles Staff Writer

When approximately 4,000 people gather to show their passion for Italian culture, that’s amore. The Greater Baton Rouge American Italian Association hosted its annual Italian Festa, a celebration of food, music and heritage, at the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino and Hotel on Sunday. The association has been together since 1978 and has celebrated a festa every year since 1979, when the event was first held as a Columbus Day festival. Nickie Dimaio, co-chairman of the Italian Festa and founding member of the Greater Baton Rouge American Italian Association, said he hopes to see the festival grow into an even larger function in the future. “We’re trying to keep Italian traditions and customs and heritage present for our children and grandchildren,” Dimaio said. “Younger generations don’t always want to sit down and listen to stories from grandparents, but if they can have fun this is a better way to do that.” The festa featured an Italian maid presentation, Italian 101 lessons, a showcase of Italian artifacts, wine sampling, a St. Joseph’s Altar exhibit, shopping, food, drinks and music by Bobby Lonero and The New Orleans Express, among others. The organization also incorporated charity into the event, with the Vino Stroll wine sampling benefiting McMains Children’s Development

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Center in Baton Rouge. Money was also donated from a celebrity charity grape stomp and charity pizza-eating contest. Dimaio said most of the Italian presence in south Louisiana — about 80 to 85 percent — is Sicilian. “We have an awful lot of Italians in Baton Rouge and southern Louisiana,” he said. “We hold this event for people to learn about their heritage.” The festa is the AIA’s main function. The association also hosts quarterly dinner meetings and participates in an international heritage festival and an Irish-Italian parade throughout the year. The AIA is also responsible for the statue of Christopher Columbus, sculpted and shipped from Italy, that stands on Government Street. Dimaio said the event aims to teach younger generations about the opportunities they have now because of the hard work of their ancestors. “We’ve always had a nice turnout and everybody seems to enjoy it,” he said. Contact Morgan Searles at msearles@lsureveille.com

Louisiana has the fourth-highest rate for childhood obesity, but the LSU Agricultural Center is trying to change that. The AgCenter is collaborating with the Pennington Biomedical Research Center and programs like 4-H and Smart Bodies to bring information about key concepts of nutrition and exercise to young students. The research Pennington finds in nutrition, genetic differences, the relation between chronic diseases and weight and other information is brought to the public by the AgCenter, which helps Pennington gain more visibility throughout the state, said William Richardson, chancellor of the University AgCenter. “It complements the type of sciences we’re doing here,” Richardson said. Richardson said he wanted to be a role model for the children he was speaking to, so he took the AgCenter’s online advice and lost weight. His cholesterol soon dropped, and he gained muscle. “We have to get it as personal as we can,” he said. Richardson said the current population generally eats more than those in previous years because of rising incomes, especially in developed countries.

“As the standards of living rise, so do our waistlines,” Richardson said. He said the key for people to become healthy is to burn more calories than they consume, as well as read the labels, measure caloric intake and exercise moderation. Smart Bodies, a program collaborating with Blue Cross Blue Shield and the AgCenter’s 4-H department brings this and other information to elementary school students. The program reaches kindergarten through fifth-grade students, said Denise Holston-West, Smart Bodies program director. She said 109 public elementary schools in the state are participating, and they each receive $1,600 in materials. Smart Bodies organizes several programs in the schools, including the Louisiana Body Walk Exhibit — an interactive exhibit that is brought to the schools, HolstonWest said. The exhibit allows students to walk through a model of the human body and learn about how exercise and nutrition affect it, as well as the interaction between muscles and bones, she said. Holston-West said another program that Smart Bodies puts on for school is Wisercise, in which students perform short bouts of physical activity that are incorporated into lessons, such as doing multiplication while “invisible jump roping.” “Hopefully, they’ll carry on these values throughout their lives,” she said.

But the lessons should continue after elementary school. Holston-West said a typical mistake college students make is skipping meals, which can affect their learning in class and studying at home. “Your body doesn’t work as well if it’s malnourished,” HolstonWest said. She said college students should also exercise at least 60 minutes per day, which can be split up into smaller exercise sessions. The point is to get moving and get the heart rate higher. An easy way to do this is to walk faster to class, Holston-West said. Mark Tassin, 4-H department head, said his department encourages elementary students to exercise and practice nutrition through other programs as well. Tassin said the 4-H department also guides a Food and Fitness Teen Leadership Board, which consists of high school students who plan various events for fourth and fifth-grade students. The high school students organize and staff the events, and the elementary students are taught nutritional values, he said. “It’s becoming really popular,” Tassin said. He said the Board raises its own funds and are supported with funds generated by the AgCenter.

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STUDENT GOVERNMENT

SG proposes more TigerCASH kiosks

Possible kiosks at The 5, The 459 Kate Mabry Staff Writer

In an 88-percent favorable passage, Student Government recently approved a resolution to urge University Auxiliary Services to add a TigerCASH kiosk near The 5 dining hall. In recent weeks, SG and the Tiger Card Office have been discussing the feasibility of purchasing additional kiosks. Mallory Martin, mass communication freshman, and Tyler Loga, mass communication sophomore, said as SG senators in the University Center for Freshmen Year they hope to take an active role in helping freshman who need access to convert cash into TigerCASH during late hours. At this time, the University only has four TigerCASH kiosks, stationed at the University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, Middleton Library, the Student Union and Patrick F. Taylor Hall. Loga said he and Stephen Barr, assistant director of the Tiger Card Office, discussed prices on Oct. 4 for TigerCASH kiosks, which range anywhere from $8,000 to $25,000 with wiring costs included. Loga said to his knowledge

University Auxiliary Services is order to cater to students on the currently looking into the feasibil- west side of campus, including ity of purchasing a new kiosk in the residents at the Pentagon, Kirbynear future. Smith and the West Campus ApartIdeally, Martin said SG plans ments, Martin said. to place another kiosk near The 459 Loga said he believes routine Commons dining hall if Auxiliary maintenance of the kiosks will be Services grants them two kiosks, the Tiger Card Office’s main conbut it’s too early to tell if acquiring cern with the additional kiosk. both kiosks would be possible. “Mr. Barr seemed genuinely “We want to cater to both the excited about the idea,” Loga said. east and west sides “He said he would of campus,” Marget opinions from tin said. others in the [Tiger The initiaCard] Office and tive to add a kiosk relay his results stemmed from stuback to SG as soon dents’ requests for as he can.” coin machines in Barr said Uniresidential areas, versity Auxiliary Mallory Martin Martin said. Services is reviewUCFY senator “Students in ing SG’s initiative [residential] halls and is in the proneed coins to wash clothes,” she cess of looking into how to solve said. the issue. During the spring semes“We want to find out what serter, SG passed an initiative to vices the students want out of that request the University to add coin kiosk,” Barr said. “We need to look machines near residence halls, but at network availability, an ideal the legislation was turned down spot for the kiosk and which type by University officials who urged of machine would be beneficial.” the use of TigerCASH. In order Barr said he plans to speak to accommodate the University’s with officials from LSU Dining preference, SG passed another about available spots in The 5 initiative to request the University dining hall as well as talking to to add TigerCASH kiosks to each students in the area to make sure it residential area. would be used. Due to heavy expenses, SG was forced to settle for the addiContact Kate Mabry at tion of one kiosk, which they hope to place near The 5 dining hall in kmabry@lsureveille.com

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SHOPPING

Monday, October 17, 2011

Junior League of Baton Rouge hosts annual Hollydays event Profits fund community projects Claire Caillier Contributing Writer

Red and green arches complete with decorative ornaments transformed the Baton Rouge River Center last week into Hollydays, a Christmas-inspired shopping experience hosted by the Junior League of Baton Rouge. The purpose of the event, which ran Wednesday through Saturday, was to raise money for the Junior League’s 17 community projects which include a prom dress drive, Junior master gardeners and others, said Michelle Shirley, Hollydays chairwoman and University alumna. She said the net total accumulated over the four-day market came to $425,000. “We could not do this without the support of the community, whether it’s from our largest donor

or from someone buying a ticket and coming shopping,” Shirley said. The training and service organization has been hosting Hollydays for 28 years and it has grown to see 12,500 shoppers during its four-day run, Shirley said. More than 170 merchants attended this year’s event from all over the country. “It’s a good mix for the local community to see what the rest of the country has to offer,” she said. Harmon Canon of Minnie Beasley’s Cookie Company came from Denver. “We do a lot of Junior League shows throughout the country,” Canon said. “My product fits this clientele: Southern women. Women love the almonds, butter and sugar cookie.”  Shopper Denny Moore said she bought a handmade dress and a vintage necklace. “It is my fifth year coming,” Moore said. “It puts me in the holiday spirit and I like the unique items you can find here.”

students have come into the SHC this semester with flu-like sympfee is $10 for part-time students toms, but all students tested negaand $20 for faculty, staff, retirees tive. She also said the SHC is and non-student spouses. This fiscal year is the second monitoring cases of the flu on consecutive year that the SHC the Centers for Disease Control’s has provided free flu shots for website, and there have been little, if any, cases full-time students, but this is the first Flu Shots on the Geaux reported nationwide. time the SHC is at When and Where: “For the most new locations. While con- • Oct. 17: LSU Student Health Center part, flu season from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. has not started sidering the locations for Flu Shots • Oct. 18: LSU Student Health Center yet,” Hupperich said. “There are on the Geaux, from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Hupperich said • Oct. 19: LSU Student Union Theater a few exceptions, but usually, we the SHC focuses from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. see the flu season on places students • Oct. 20: UREC (University Recrestart around late frequent on a reg- ation) from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. ular basis. • Oct. 21: LSU Student Health Center November.” This year, the The SHC from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. flu season peaked will offer shots in February for at the Union on PRICE: Wednesday from • Free for full-time students and those the SHC with 46 students testing 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. who paid the SHC fee positive for the to accommodate • $10 for part-time students flu. In March, that students during • $20 for faculty, staff, retirees and number dramatipeak lunch time non-student spouses cally decreased to hours and at the University Recreation Center on eight students, Hupperich said. Tyler Tauzin, biology junior, Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. to accommodate students during peak said he has not received his flu shot yet this season, but plans to workout hours. “We wanted to find times take advantage of the free shots. “I think it’s a really good that would be convenient for students, and next year, we may se- idea,” he said. “I had the flu last lect more locations,” Hupperich year but luckily didn’t end up missing class.” said. Alyssa Evans, dental hygiene Hupperich said she wants to encourage students to receive freshman, said she also hasn’t revaccinations in order to minimize ceived a flu shot. “I saw the e-mail, and some missed work days and classes. “With Flu Shots on the friends and I were talking about Geaux, vaccination is quick and getting it,” she said.   According to Hupperich, easy, and it shouldn’t take longer than 10 to 15 minutes,” she said. other preventative steps students According to the Centers for can take to combat flu season Disease Control, vaccination is include hand washing, staying the best-proven way to prevent hydrated, eating well-balanced meals, managing stress and getthe flu. “The flu can be very serious, ting sufficient sleep. and in extreme cases, hospitalization is necessary,” Hupperich Contact Kate Mabry at said. kmabry@lsureveille.com According to Hupperich, six

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In honor of the organization’s 80th anniversary, a preview party was held Wednesday night, Shirley said. Every 80th person that walked through the doors Thursday during market hours received a door prize, according to Junior League’s website. Other events taking place during Hollydays included a wine

tasting, ginger bread house decorating for children, a life-size game of Candy Land, martini night, a Rolex and Mercedes raffle and the Hollydays 5K Hustle, Shirley said. Lindsay Madatic, employee relations coordinator in the University’s Human Resource Department and promotions chairman of Hollydays, said she wanted to volunteer in the

community through the Junior League of Baton Rouge. “Hollydays is the largest fundraiser in Louisiana, and it’s a great way to have fun and give back to the community,” Madatic said.

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Sports

Monday, October 17, 2011

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Triumphant Return

FOOTBALL

LSU tops first BCS rankings

Tigers remain No. 1 in AP Top 25

Staff Reports

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Senior linebacker Ryan Baker sacks senior quarterback Matt Simms on Saturday en route to a 38-7 Tigers win. The Tiger defense forced two interceptions from Simms.

Chavis delivers stout defensive performance in return to alma mater Albert Burford Sports Contributor

LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis is a baby. He admitted it. Chavis spoke through tears following No. 1 LSU’s (7-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) 38-7 victory against Tennessee (3-3, 0-3 SEC) on Saturday. “I’m a softie,” Chavis said. “Call me a baby or

whatever you want.” Chavis had a reason to be emotional as Saturday marked his return to Tennessee, where he spent 24 years as a student, player, coach and coordinator. The Tigers’ defense did its job to make Chavis’ homecoming a happy one. LSU forced two interceptions from senior quarterback Matt Simms, one of which was taken 88 yards by junior cornerback Morris Claiborne.

Coming into the game, Tennessee had only thrown two interceptions all season. However, they were without starting quarterback Tyler Bray, who didn’t play due to a broken thumb. C lai b o r n e Chavis said the Tigers knew this week was special for the

coordinator known as “Chief.” “We know as a team and a defense that this game was special for him,” he said. “We played it for him tonight.” Though he was on the opposite sideline, the Neyland Stadium crowd sent a warm welcome to Chavis. “The thing that matters the most are the people,” Chavis said. “There are some people still here in ROTATION, see page 15

While many prognosticators expected LSU to be ranked as low as No. 3, the Tigers took the top spot in the first Bowl Championship Series rankings released Sunday night on ESPN’s BCS Countdown. Alabama and Oklahoma trailed LSU at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, in the BCS rankings. The Tigers are also ranked No. 1 in the AP Top 25 for the fourth straight week. “At this point in time we’re just holding a spot,” said LSU coach Les Miles on the BCS Countdown show. “It’s not a final spot of the season in any way.” The Harris Interactive Poll, the Coaches Poll and computer rankings are the three components of the BCS rankings. The Tigers topped the Harris Poll for the second straight week, receiving 74 of the 115 firstplace votes, three more than last week. LSU is ranked No. 2 in the Coaches Poll behind Oklahoma for the third straight week. “We recognize that what we’ve accomplished to this point is not enough,” Miles said.

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VOLLEYBALL

Tigers take down conference rivals LSU beats Auburn, Georgia Michael Gegenheimer Contributing Writer

The LSU volleyball team bounced back after dropping three of its last four games to win backto-back home games against Georgia and Auburn this weekend. After the Tigers’ 3-1 win over Georgia on Friday, LSU played Auburn on Sunday looking to continue their 19-game winning streak against the conference rival, dating back to the 2001 season. The Tigers defeated Auburn,

3-1 (25-17, 23-25, 25-21, 25-22) in a tight match that went down to the wire after a dominant win in the first set for LSU. LSU, which has also won 51 of its last 54 games versus SEC West opponents, out hit Auburn .303 to .143 in hitting percentage in the first set with Auburn recording six errors. LSU was in control with 13 team kills and 14 digs on the set. “I think Auburn didn’t come in completely ready to play in the first match,” said junior outside hitter Madie Jones. “They came in and powered through the second and I think we relaxed a little bit and thought we had this. Any time it’s us versus them it’s going to be

a tough game.” The next three sets were a different story as Auburn bounced back and gathered its composure. Auburn won the second set, 25-23, in a back-and-forth game that saw of eight ties. “We need to focus on winning that second match, being able to bounce back after the first one,” Jones said. “We hadn’t been able to do that this weekend but it takes something to win that third and fourth [set] and not have to go to five because everyone knows anything can happen in a fifth set.” The next two sets saw long, physical rallies, as both sides had SWEEP, see page 15

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The Tigers celebrate after a point scored by senior Lauren Waclawczyk (10) shortly before they clinched a victory against Auburn on Sunday afternoon.


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CLUB SPORTS

Monday, October 17, 2011

LSU Water Ski team places 10th at national championship Alex Cassara Sports Contributor

While fall break brought a respite for most LSU students, the University’s Water Ski Club stayed on the grind, continuing to polish their skills. The club placed 10th in Division II of the National Collegiate Water Ski Association National Championships this weekend in only its second semester of competition. The championship took place at Bennett’s Water Ski and Wakeboard School in Zachary, a 63-acre property with two 2,100

foot-long lakes. Texas State took the Division II title, followed by Purdue in second and University of WisconsinMadison in third. On the men’s side, veterinarian graduate student Daniel Boggs placed 16th in the jump competition, jumping 69 feet. It was the first time Boggs had jumped since breaking his leg in a tournament in the spring of 2007 as an undergraduate at Louisiana Tech. “It felt good hitting [the ramp],” Boggs said. “After not hitting [a jump] in five years, it’s not near what I used to do, but it wasn’t bad landing on it.”

For the women, mass communication junior Jaime Wallace, club co-founder and president, completed a run of 360s, wake backs and toe tricks to place sixth in the trick competition, falling just outside the medal winners. “I was really excited about my last event at Nationals,” Wallace said. “I wanted to end it right. I was super excited after running all of my tricks, but it’s time to start adding in some more.” Wallace helped jump start an LSU water ski club that had been inactive when she transferred from the University of Louisiana-Monroe. ULM won their

23rd Division I national championship this weekend, and Wallace said she is looking forward to one day being able to compete against her former school. “I would love to see an LSU ski team that is able to compete and score with the scholarship teams and represent the Fighting Tigers to a championship,” Wallace said. Jay Bennett, owner of Bennett’s and NCWSA National Championships tournament director, said he is excited at the notion of a possible reemergence of an LSU program that placed third in the national collegiate championships in 1987.

“It’s kind of fun to see LSU trying to get a little team going,” Bennett said. “Jaime Wallace has done a great job getting people back on the water.” Bennett isn’t the only person applauding the Tigers. “We’ve gotten so many compliments from the other teams of how surprised they are of how far we’ve come,” Wallace said. “We’ve improved so much, even the beginners are scoring and doing really well.” Contact Alex Cassara at acassara@lsureveille.com

SOCCER

Tigers split Alabama road trip, tied for conference lead

Alabama defense to redshirt freshman midfielder Kaley Blades, who drew Bernier out of the net and burThe LSU soccer team stayed ied her second goal of the season in the thick of a tight Southeastern for a 1-0 LSU lead. Conference title race with a 2-0 vic“Danielle played a great tory Sunday at Alabama to earn a through ball to give Kaley a nice weekend split in the state. one-on-one look at the net and she The Tigers (11-5-1, 6-2 SEC) finished it well,” said LSU coach lost at No. 22 Auburn, 3-1, on Fri- Brian Lee. day night in a key divisional tilt that Murphy has only played sparbrought Auburn within one game of ingly in three matches this season, LSU in the SEC West and continued but Lee said her slick play against LSU’s road woes. a swarming Crimson Tide midfield But a possession-fueled and was a key component of his team’s forceful LSU offense helped the strong offensive looks. Tigers bounce back with a victory “She’s been practicing so well against Alabama and regain a first- lately and the flow of the game preplace tie for the overall SEC lead sented the opportunity to get her in with No. 2 Florida after the Ga- there,” Lee said. “She set up that tors fell to a weak Mississippi State first goal and came in late in the secsquad, 1-0, on Sunond half to help us day. seal the game. It’s The LSU fora great example of wards routinely the reward good found their way practice work can past Crimson Tide bring.” defenders, tallying A familiar 21 total shots, six threat helped LSU shots on goal and net another goal Brian Lee six corner kicks. in the 82nd minLSU soccer coach Despite the ute and essentially Tigers’ aggressive clinch a second offensive sets, LSU couldn’t get straight Sunday road match. anything past Alabama senior goalSenior Taryne Boudreau scored keeper Justine Bernier — a member her ninth goal of the season, turning of Canada’s national women’s team off an Alabama defender from 18 — until the 40th minute. yards out and placing her shot just Two Tiger substitutes ac- past a diving Bernier inside the far counted for the breakthrough goal, post for the 2-0 final score. as sophomore reserve Danielle LSU is now 4-1 following a Murphy slipped a pass behind the loss this season after going 1-3-3 Chris Abshire Sports Writer

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‘We’re honestly just a better team this year.’

in such matches during the 2010 campaign, and Lee said this year’s squad is proving increasingly worthy of its SEC title potential. “I think this team has good character, and we’re honestly just a better team this year,” Lee said. “We have a chance in every game because they’re always ready to play. Being prepared is how you rebound from losses.” The Tigers’ 3-1 loss at Auburn on Friday night was the first time a staunch LSU defense had allowed three scores since a 3-1 defeat at Memphis in the Aug.

19 season opener. Auburn opened the scoring in the 26th minute as junior midfielder Ana Cate notched her eighth goal of the season with a left-footed strike past Tiger senior goalkeeper Mo Isom. Cate then created Auburn’s second goal in the 62nd minute by setting up freshman Tori Ball inside the penalty box for a 2-0 Auburn lead. LSU responded in the 76th minute, as senior midfielder Natalie Martineau cut the Auburn lead in half with a 10-yard strike inside the

left post. But Auburn found another goal just four minutes later from AllAmerican Katy Frierson to seal the 3-1 victory. “[Auburn’s] pretty good is the root of it,” Lee said. “We were in the game until late. It wasn’t our best performance, but I think they’ve lost one game at home all season. So it was always going to be a tough task.” Contact Chris Abshire at cabshire@lsureveille.com


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MEN’S BASKETBALL

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Tigers look to rebound from consecutive 11-win seasons Chris Abshire Sports Writer

Following consecutive 11-win seasons and five combined Southeastern Conference wins in that span, expectations for the LSU men’s basketball team aren’t exactly lofty as the team begins practice for the upcoming season. Unless you talk to the guys in the locker room. “I believe that we’ll have a chance to win our share of games as a team and make it to the [NCAA] tournament,” said sophomore guard Ralston Turner.“Last year we had a lot of young guys and experience is invaluable. This year we have more experience, and I feel we are ready to prove ourselves.” The Tigers lost some of that experience when Garrett Green, Matt Derenbecker and Aaron Dotson all transferred from the program during the summer.

But the addition of three highly touted freshman in McDonald’s All-American Johnny O’Bryant III, Mr. Kentucky standout guard Anthony Hickey and Leesville, La., native John Isaac along with junior Iowa State transfer Justin Hamilton, who sat out last season, will bolster the Tigers’ depth, which has been an issue during coach Trent Johnson’s tumultuous three seasons. “The attention to detail and concentration level of this group, up to this point, has been very good,” said Johnson, who is 4949 at LSU. “Are we further ahead than we’ve been since I have been at LSU? I would say yes, and that is what you would expect with a nucleus of two-year and three-year guys returning.” Among that nucleus is Turner — who led the Tigers with 12.3 points per game last year — senior forward Storm Warren and

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LSU sophomore guard Ralston Turner speaks with the media Thursday at the basketball practice facility. Three players transferred from the program during the summer.

sophomore slasher Andre Stringer. Warren, who struggled with a nagging Achilles injury last year, said the team’s frontcourt depth will be a key factor for the Tigers

this season. “Going up against guys like [senior] Malcolm [White], and Johnny every day in practice… it gets physical out there,” Warren

said. “Guys get used to that level of play, guards learn to work the paint and we all find some competitive edge from the play down low.” After struggling with ballhandling and pressure defense last year, Johnson said LSU is better equipped to take care of the basketball and will look to throw any pressure back at its opponents. “With this group, I am looking forward to the opportunity to be able to pick up three-quarter court against certain teams and certain people,” Johnson said. “They’ve got that quickness and awareness.” The Tigers’ early-season nonconference slate includes home dates against Marquette and Virginia and a matchup in the Charleston Classic against Northwestern.

Contact Chris Abshire at cabshire@lsureveille.com

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Lady Tigers begin preparations for 2011 season with Caldwell Mark Clements Sports Writer

The LSU women’s basketball team will open more than just its new season Nov. 14. The game marks the beginning of the Nikki Caldwell era at LSU. Caldwell inherits an LSU squad that finished with a 19-13 overall record and an 8-8 conference mark last season, and was left out of the NCAA tournament since 1998. Despite the disappointing finish, Caldwell — who spent the past three seasons at UCLA racking up a 72-26 record — said this Lady Tiger team has the potential to be one of the nation’s elite programs. Caldwell, who won a national championship as both a player and an assistant coach at Tennessee, said she sees comparisons between the Lady Tigers and her former Bruins. “I’m looking at them,

having come from a program where, at one point, was ranked top-10 in the country, and there is no reason why we couldn’t be that this year and even better,” Caldwell said. The Tigers open the 2011 campaign with an exhibition game against Xavier before heading to Wichita State for the season opener. “We’re playing some good opponents and some of the major programs in the country,” said Caldwell, who was named Pacific-10 Coach of the Year in 2010 after a 25-9 season. “I want them to be able to prepare themselves for March Madness, and you do that through the strength of your schedule.” The Tigers will face powerhouses like Georgetown, Ohio State and Caldwell’s former squad — UCLA — before entering Southeastern Conference play. LSU hosts the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament this

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LSU coach Nikki Caldwell speaks with the media Thursday at the basketball practice facility. Caldwell believes the Lady Tigers have the potential to be an elite program.

season in the PMAC. “No one is going to do us any favors,” Caldwell said. “We’ve got a very tough non-conference schedule that I feel, if we take care of business, will definitely put us in the position to be ready to compete in the SEC, but most importantly, allow the committee to see what this year’s LSU team is about.” Caldwell isn’t the only new face in Baton Rouge.

The Tigers also welcome three freshmen to the squad, headlined by five-star forward Krystal Forthan, who was rated as the No. 5 overall prospect by ESPN’s HoopGurlz. Forthan will make the transition by joining a team with seven upperclassmen, including five seniors. One of those is senior forward LaSondra Barrett. Barrett returns for her final

campaign after three All-SEC seasons, but said this season has a different feel to it. “It’s a new excitement. It’s a new energy that we’re not used to,” said Barrett, who started 31 of 32 games last season, averaging 12.2 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game. Contact Mark Clements at mclements@lsureveille.com


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SWIMMING AND DIVING

Monday, October 17, 2011

Tigers, Lady Tigers both fall to Florida State, Florida Geyer still pleased with results Scott Branson Sports Contributor

The LSU swimming and diving teams returned home without a win from a trip to Florida over the weekend, but came out better from the experience, according to LSU swimming coach David Geyer. The Lady Tigers (1-2) lost, 179-116, to Florida State and 171122 to Florida and the Tigers (0-2) fell to the Seminoles, 161-139, and to the Gators, 185-115. Geyer said he had higher hopes for his squads against

Florida State, but felt pleased with his team’s responses after the losses Friday. “We went into Florida State with some better expectations for the end result and obviously fell short on that,” Geyer said. “Across the board I think we raced better as a team against Florida. That experience will help us in our progress to the NCAA Championships.” LSU diving coach Doug Shaffer said he saw some instances of good, competitive performances but still sees room for improvement. “Obviously, I’m not satisfied with going to two Florida schools and getting swept,” Shaffer said. “At the end of the day, we needed to step up and we didn’t do that

very well this particular weekend.” Shaffer said he told his divers he wasn’t disappointed, but “they definitely have a lot more talent that really wasn’t displayed in our performances this weekend.” Junior swimmer Craig Hamilton swam the 1,000-yard freestyle in both meets and was recognized by Geyer for his performances. “[Craig] got out-touched [Friday] but came back [Saturday] and was able to swim four or five seconds faster today,” Geyer said. Hamilton raced to a second place finish with a time of 9:21.58 against Florida State and finished first in 9:16.30 against Florida. Geyer said sophomore swimmer Torrey Bussey provided consistent performances for the Lady

Tigers in both meets, but her best performance came in her final race of the weekend against Florida in which Bussey took first in the 200yard individual medley. “Torrey Bussey was a trooper today,” Geyer said. “For being as tired as we are after two days straight of racing, it’s a testimony of her elite level to be able to dig deep and have a great swim to finish out the weekend for her.” Geyer reflected the same sentiment about the men’s 400-yard freestyle relay squad’s performance Friday against Florida State. Senior Martin Jungfleisch, juniors Andrew Muller and Brock Davis and freshman Dillon Love made up the relay team. “The meet was over — Florida

State had enough points to win the meet — so that last race was really about Tiger pride for us,” Geyer said, “For those four men yesterday to step up and push through that and put up a really good performance with nothing on the line, it was just a matter of them having pride in themselves and for LSU and giving their all for the Tigers.” The Tigers return to the pool Friday when they host Auburn in LSU’s first home Southeastern Conference meet of the season. The Lady Tigers will next face Alabama on Nov. 4.

Contact Scott Branson at sbranson@lsureveille.com

NFL

Buccaneers stop Saints’ winning streak with 26-20 win The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A week after his team lost by 45 points, Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman showed he’s still very much a player to watch. Freeman threw for 303 yards and two touchdowns and Earnest Graham ran for 109 yards in place of injured starter LeGarrette Blount to help the Buccaneers outlast New Orleans 26-20 on Sunday. The win pulled the Bucs (4-2) into a first-place tie with the Saints in the NFC South and snapped New Orleans’ four-game winning streak. It also gives a team that is hitting one of the toughest parts of its schedule a lot of momentum. “Really, that’s just always our mentality,” Freeman said. “You know, we don’t buy into all the hype. We took a step back (last week) and we just prepare to do everything exactly the same.” A bad tone was set for the Saints on their first drive when coach Sean Payton toppled to the ground during a collision with New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham in the first quarter. Payton got his left leg caught under Graham as

he was tackled on the sideline, suffering a torn ligament and a broken bone. He spent the second half in the training room watching the game via television and gave the playcalling duties to offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael. Payton will have surgery on the knee Monday and will begin rehabilitation immediately afterward. The Saints still had a chance to take the lead late, but quarterback Drew Brees was intercepted in the end zone on a fourth-down pass. Brees became the first passer with four consecutive 350-yard games, but also threw three interceptions. New Orleans had four turnovers. The Bucs defense also held the Saints under 30 points for the second time this season and shut down New Orleans’ rushing attack, which was held to 70 yards. “I thought they played great today,” Brees said of the Bucs’ defense. “They took the ball away four times, which if you do that you’re going to win a lot of games. We gave it away four times. The fact of the matter is that will get you beat.” Tampa Bay coach Raheem Morris said he never worried about

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman (5) fires a pass as New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) pressures him during the game Sunday.

his team being able to recover from last week’s 48-3 to the 49ers. “It’s not a redemption thing,” Morris said. “I had a lot of confidence in this team bouncing back, and I know you guys wrote us off for dead last week...I know this is a tough team.” Tampa Bay safety Tenard Jackson, playing in his first game since being reinstated by NFL after being suspended more than a year

for violating league’s substance abuse policy, had an interception in the first half to set up a Bucs touchdown. “It feels great,” Jackson said. “It’s just a great opportunity for me to get back with my teammates and help us get a win. That was the most important thing for me. I wanted to play well. The most important thing for me today was to get a win and we did that.”

The Bucs led 23-13 heading into the fourth period until Mark Ingram’s 12-yard run capped a seven-play, 82-yard drive and pulled the Saints within a field goal.

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GOLF

University provides players’ clubs Ping and Titleist supply the team

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Assembling a complete set of golf clubs that match a players’ swing can be a daunting and expensive venture – the most recent issue of Titleist AP2 irons retails for $167 per club. But for LSU golfers, the University serves as a big help when it comes to stocking their bags. Because of its constant presence in the market, LSU does not have to pay retail prices for the clubs. “We help them buy the clubs they want,” said LSU women’s coach Karen Bahnsen. “We buy them as a University and technically they belong to the University. When they want to switch clubs, they give us back those clubs and we’ll get another set.” Unlike team sports like football, basketball and baseball, golf is a highly individual game and equipment must be personalized for a player to be successful. “Without the right equipment the ball’s not going to fly straight, even if you’ve got the best technique ever,” said senior Jacqueline Hedwall. “If my shaft is too soft or too light, the ball is going to go everywhere.” Without the aid of the University, players and their families would have to foot the bill on single golf clubs that can reach $500 in retail, not counting club-fitting costs.

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The University supplied the LSU golf team with new clubs that meet players’ needs.

they’ll give us a couple pair of shoes a year, gloves and a lot of golf balls.” Bahnsen said the University is able to provide for its student-athletes because of the success the golf program has had in recent years. “A lot of equipment companies are very good to us as a program because we’ve been successful,” Bahnsen said. “Based on rank they’ll give us a certain amount of golf balls per year, like 90 dozen.“ Bahnsen said it makes it easier to recruit good players because of the success of the program and the advantages it brings with equipment. “You want to have the best of the best, and we’re able to offer it because we’ve been a successful program,” Bahnsen said. “Some of the struggling schools won’t get the merchandise that we get.”

In order to find comfort and match her game precisely, Hedwall said she uses several different brands of clubs in her bag. “I have a mix of everything – Titleist, TaylorMade, Ping and Odyssey clubs,” Hedwall said. “We get it custom fitted, and they buy everything for us. Whatever we want, whatever we need, we get it.” Since the clubs are University property, the players have several options for what to do with the clubs once they graduate. They can return them to the University or buy them back from LSU at a discounted rate. Several golf companies take care of LSU, but the two main supporters of the teams are golf equipment giants Ping and Titleist/Footjoy. The two companies provide LSU with complimentary golf gear. “Those are the main programs that do a lot for us,” Bahnsen said. “Ping gives us all of our golf bags, our headcovers, umbrellas and a travel bag. Titleist and Footjoy,

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CROSS COUNTRY

Monday, October 17, 2011

Tigers finish 17th, Lady Tigers finish 20th in competitive meet Andrew Chapple Sports Contributor

The LSU cross country teams finished in the middle of the pack Saturday in their largest meet of the season thus far. The Tigers placed 17th and the Lady Tigers placed 20th at the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival in Fayetteville, Ark. Oklahoma State, the defending national champions, won the meet on the men’s side, placing all five scorers in the top 10 and beat runner-up Arkansas by 53 points. Texas won on the women’s side,

followed by Arkansas. Senior Cullen Doody beat his personal best time by more than a minute, finishing in 50th place with a time of 30:59.50 in the 10,000meters. “It’s a really competitive meet with some of the top teams and top individuals there,” Doody said. “The guy that won has the fastest time in the country so far.” Senior Richard Chautin was the second finisher for the Tigers, finishing 69th in 31:20.9. “Me and Richard were together through five miles, but he cramped up a little in the last mile,” Doody

said. “He’ll be there at [the Southeastern Conference Championship] and if a few other guys step up, I think we’ll have a good conference meet.” Junior Roger Cooke finished 107th overall in 32:02. Redshirt freshmen Phillip Primeaux and William Wiesler finished 152nd and 224th, running 32:47.2 and 34:50.2, respectively. “I think I ran OK. I didn’t really know what to expect,” Primeaux said. “The team could have run better, but the top guys did well, especially Cullen.” Doody shared Primeaux’s

overall feelings about the meet and said he hopes they can perform better at the SEC Championship meet. “I was happy with how I ran, [but] I think the team can do a little better,” Doody said. “A lot of guys didn’t have their best days today, but if they had to have bad days, you’d rather it be here than SECs.” Junior Charlene Lipsey led the Lady Tigers with a 69th place individual finish overall, completing the 6,000-meter course in 22:10. The time shattered her previous personal best by more than a minute. Junior Leigh-Ann Naccari finished 106th overall in 22:43.6 and

junior Laura Aleman finished 148th in 23:24.5, surpassing her personal record by 57 seconds. “I think all the girls showed a good effort today,” Naccari said. “Laura Aleman especially had a good race.” Juniors Dakota and Brea Goodman finished 154th and 155th in 23:28.2 and 23:29.7 to round up the Lady Tigers’ scorers.

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Tigers to host David Toms Intercollegiate in Shreveport Morgan Wampold Sports Contributor

If history is any indication, the LSU men’s golf team could add its third straight top-10 finish to its fall record, as it hosts the two-day David Toms Intercollegiate in Shreveport beginning today at Southern Trace Country Club. The Tigers, in their third year at the tournament, will attempt to win their third straight David Toms Intercollegiate title. Last year’s tournament ended with a two-stroke victory, as the Tigers finished with a combined three round 16-under-par 848. Senior Austin Gutgsell captured first place on the individual board last year with a 10-under-par 206 tournament total. Gutgsell said the change in course venue from last year’s tournament at the Country Club of Louisiana shouldn’t have a negative

effect on his performance. “It’s a different course than last year, but it has some similarities,” Gutgsell said. “If I focus and keep a level head, I should play well and help the team get the win.” Gutgsell gets a shot at a repeat victory with four other Tigers this year. In order to earn another firstplace team finish, Gutgsell said the Tigers will need to remain vigilant through all three rounds of play. “We need a lot of guys to finish in the top 20,” Gutgsell said. “I think if we get four guys to finish in the top 15, we should have a good chance of winning.” The 2010 tournament also resulted in three other top 10 finishes by LSU. Former Tigers Ken Looper and John Peterson tied for second place with 6-under-par 210 totals, and Andrew Loupe tied for eighth place with a 4-under-par 212. Sophomore Andrew Presley,

who tied for 16th with a 2-under-par 214 last year, will also compete in this year’s tournament. Senior standout Sang Yi finished in 29th last year with a 1-overpar 217. If his performances this season are any indication, he should have better results in this year’s tournament. Yi placed 15th at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational on Oct. 11, following an impressive third place showing at the season-opening Carpet Capital Collegiate on Sept. 11. Sophomore Landon Lyons and freshman Curtis Thompson round out the Tigers’ five-man roster. Lyons competed last year and wrapped up the tournament in 50th place with a 10-over-par 226. Sophomores Franco Castro and Smylie Kaufman, and freshmen Stewart Jolly and Myles Lewis will compete individually in the tournament. The competition looks fierce for

LSU as the 11-team field has seven top-60 ranked teams, according to Golfstat power rankings, including No. 32 Tulsa. The Tigers rank directly behind Tulsa at No. 33 in this week’s power rankings. The David Toms Intercollegiate

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ROTATION, from page 9

Knoxville associated with that program that I care dearly about.” It makes sense that the Volunteer faithful would praise Chavis for his time at Tennessee. Chavis walked on as a football player while he was a student at Tennessee. He later earned a scholarship for his play as an offensive lineman. He was the defensive coordinator for the 1998 Volunteer national championship team. During his tenure at Tennessee, Chavis coached future NFL players such as Eric Berry, Jerod Mayo, Albert Haynesworth and Jabari Greer. While he cherished his time with the Volunteers, Chavis was quick to say the people that matter right now are his players on the LSU defense. “My heart is with those Tigers,” he said. “I’m with them every day. Those are the people that I care the most about right now.” Chavis also said while he still has close ties at Tennessee, he has become close with the LSU coaching staff. “The relationship that I’ve built with this coaching staff over the past three years continues to grow and it’s special, too,” he said. “I enjoy being a part of this staff. It’s so much fun.” The Tigers’ defense held a

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to rely on their defenses, especially on the back row. LSU posted 40 digs to Auburn’s 30 through the last two sets. Senior defensive specialist Lauren Waclawczyk had eight digs on the day, which puts her within three of becoming No. 8 on LSU’s career digs list. “Our back court took another step today,” said LSU coach Fran Flory. “Not only did they keep the ball off the floor, but they had great accurate digs that allowed Malorie to run under them and we could get some offensive plays out of them.” The Tigers’ 3-1 win Friday against the Bulldogs was less

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[left] Senior linebacker Karnell Hatcher (37) rushes senior quarterback Matt Simms on Saturday. [Right] Ryan Baker (22) and the LSU defense swarm the ball carrier during the Tigers’ win.

Tennessee offense that was averaging 327 passing yards a game to only 128 yards on six completions. The defense didn’t have to do much work in the second half. LSU controlled possession for most of the third and fourth quarters, and the strenuous. LSU’s offense posted a .402 hitting percentage, marking best hitting clip for the Tigers since opening weekend. Freshman setter Malorie Pardo had a match-high 49 assists that led Jones, sophomore middle blocker Desiree Elliott, senior middle blocker Michele Williams and sophomore right side Nicole Willis to double-digit kills. Junior defensive specialist Meghan Mannari posted 17 digs for her 15th double-digit performance in 17 games.

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Volunteers only had three drives in the second half. LSU coach Les Miles said the game ball was awarded to Chavis in an emotional exchange after the game. According to Chavis, none of the focus should have been on him. “I don’t ever want this to be

about me,” he said. “I’m an old football coach, an old country boy that was fortunate enough to be able to fall in love with the sport.” Chavis instead put the focus on the defense he commands. “It’s all about those guys that go out there and play in between the

lines,” he said. “That’s who it needs to be about. They are a special group of young men and I’m excited to be around them.” Contact Albert Burford at aburford@lsureveille.com


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Gay community should stay away from Reggie’s bar As members of Spectrum, LSU’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer student organization, we are of course saddened by the Oct. 12 article about the recent unprovoked attack on two gay men at Reggie’s bar. Unfortunately, this is an everpresent danger for members of the LGBTQ community, both in

Baton Rouge and elsewhere. LGBTQ people are at a much higher risk of physical or sexual assault in many environments, particularly in situations where alcohol is involved. We recognize that this is far from the first such incident that has occurred at Reggie’s or at other local bars. Spectrum, community organizations such as Capital City Alliance and other LGBTQ groups are continually working to make Baton Rouge a safer and more welcoming place for all. We would welcome the opportunity to work with the Reggie’s management on ways to make their

establishment a safer place for all Tigers of legal drinking age to have a good time. Until that happens, however, we must urge LGBTQ people, both students and non-students, to stay away from Reggie’s or any other establishment that has proven to be a place of physical danger for so many people. No drink special or dance floor is worth that risk. Matthew Patterson Spectrum activism committee chair board member and education advocacy committee chair and member of Capital City Alliance

Don’t stereotype all southerners as anti-LGBTQ

While I agree in spirit with what Parker Cramer wrote in his column “Reggie’s should be boycotted for alleged hate crime” on Oct. 12. I would like to comment on one statement that Cramer made: “Reggie’s is dominated by Southern white people, which as history shows us, has never been the most tolerant demographic.” While I will agree that white-conservative

Monday, October 17, 2011 Southern culture has not been historically tolerant of minority groups, it is still important to avoid broad stereotypes. Many of the local LGBTQ community’s allies are white Southerners who actively work to combat ignorance and discrimination in their communities. In particular, this includes almost everyone quoted in The Daily Reveille’s news article about the Reggie’s assault. Adrian Serio Spectrum co-vice president Contact The Daily Reveille’s opinion staff at opinion@lsureveille.com

THE PHILIBUSTER

Hallucinogens provide a guilt-free ‘trip’ throughout the years In the pursuit of happiness, my friend John and I recently drove into the desert and found a man selling fruit on the side of the road. “Excuse me, sir,” I said to the evidently Native American man. “Do you, by any chance, know where I can find some peyote?” He didn’t answer at first, staring past me — through me — with eyes chewed through a worn leather-looking bag of a face. Behind and around us was the vast Texas desert pyramiding toward the horizon. Somewhere in it, like a long forgotten knick-knack in a child’s sandbox, was the Native American’s roadside fruit stand. John and I didn’t want fruit, though. We didn’t want fungi, either. We were after the Big Chief — buttons, mesc, mescalito. Peyote. Lophophora williamsii, better known to miscreants, deadheads, reefqueefs as peyote, is a diminutive spineless cactus that contains psychoactive alkaloids, especially mescaline. It’s used primarily as a shamanic entheogen and has a long history of ritualistic and medicinal use by indigenous Americans, as well as licentious American stoners. “You don’t find peyote,” the Indian finally drawled. “Peyote finds you.” “Well, do you have any we can buy?” “Buy?” He sniggered. “It is said that cacti are our dead ancestors — the stalk is a warrior and each arm is a woman. If the arm grows toward the sun, it is said that their relations were good. If the arm grows toward the soil, it is said that their relations were bad. My young friend, these plants cannot be bought. They are spirits. They are sacred.” “Look, Chief Tripping Balls, could you at least tell us where we

could position ourselves so that we could be found by some peyote?” John inquired. “Go now, and walk in the direction of your shadow, my young friend. If the spirits wish to speak to you, they will.” We bought some apples from the Native America and, led by our too-short silhouettes, ventured into the wasteland. We Phil Sweeney wondered like IsColumnist raelites through the desert, but less like Moses and more like Bob Marley. We never found any peyote, which was enough to make us want to “go Moses” on the Ten Commandments — the ones we had already broken many times before. But in retrospect, I’ve concluded that we weren’t meant to find any. Hallucinogens — a group of pharmacological agents comprising psychedelics, dissociatives and deliriants, peyote and “magic mushrooms” don’t merely augment familiar states of mind, but induce experiences that are qualitatively different from those of ordinary consciousness. There is a sort of sacrosanctity about them, something counterculture scapegraces have insisted for decades — from Aldous Huxley to The Beatles to even Steve Jobs. But prominent researchers are now publishing findings echoing the same sentiment. According to a study by Johns Hopkins researchers, psilocybin, the psychoactive compound present in hallucinogenic mushrooms, can render people more open in their feelings and aesthetic sensibilities.

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The study asserts that hallucinogens can facilitate experiences that result in long-lasting changes in how people perceive themselves and their environment. In a sense, I think that’s exactly what the Native American was saying, too. And I believe him. We didn’t find any peyote in the desert that day, but we did come across a large saguaro cactus with seven arms, all but one pointing downward to the sand-white desert gravel. This one, which stretched straight from the center of the cactus’s stem, was gnarled and disfigured. Of course, were I to indiscriminately believe what Running Fox said, then this seven-armed cactus was formerly a warrior with six

wives, and all of these squaws were shrews because six arms pointed toward the soil. I’ll let you decide what to make of the level, gnarled and disfigured seventh arm. Psilocybin mushrooms and peyote are both listed as Schedule I controlled substances, both having a “high potential for abuse” and “no currently accepted medical use,” according to the Controlled Substances Act. But never mind what the government says, because hallucinogens like peyote have been a source of spiritual guidance for a millennia, with found specimens dating to 3700 B.C. Granted, not all shamanic reasoning is accurate — the Native American’s cactus legend is emblematic of the trippy “logic”

employed in such reasoning. At the same time, though, it’s not all a purplish haze. To consider entheogens like peyote as nothing more than a “trip” is a disservice to the weight of reported experiences and an attack on our natural origins. I’m glad that John and I didn’t find any that day in the desert. Whoa. Wait. What were we talking about, man? Phil Sweeney is a 25-yearold English senior from New Orleans. Follow him on Twitter @TDR_PhilSweeney.

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Road head is as dangerous as drunk driving, not worth it With everyone back from long fall break road trips, this talk could not have come at a better time. I took a road trip to Florida this weekend, and fortunately did not witness any funny business in the passing cars. Perhaps surprisingly, I never have observed the giving or receiving of oral or any other kind of sex while on the road. That doesn’t convince me it isn’t out there. Of all the dumb things to do while driving, performing or receiving sexual favors is without a doubt top three. Drunk driving and texting while driving are close by. According to an USA Today article by Chris Woodyard,

a study found that 15 percent of motorists surveyed have performed sexual acts while driving. Honestly, who in their right mind would seriously do this? No offense to your lack of judgment, but is it really worth it? I’m sure some people would say yes — the same people Gabie Bacques who will be on the road drunk Columnist driving with their knees while texting this weekend. It’s no big deal. First of all, I would like to know how anyone can drive while actually having sex. Apparently it is done, but I genuinely

do not understand how. I’m sure the most common act is oral sex, or “road head.” I suppose this is a degree less hazardous than fullon, 60 mph intercourse. Still, can someone really concentrate on anything else while in the moment? All signs point to no. Other than the obvious distractions, receiving oral sex, from a male perspective, has other risks. A popular story covered by Sin Chew Daily and the China Press demonstrates the dangers of a man having his joystick bitten off as a result of the impact of a car accident while his partner was performing oral sex. That totally seems worth it. I’m sure when a couple is bored on a long drive,

it comes up. For whatever reason, it sounds appealing. The same survey mentioned in the USA Today article also found 29 percent of the respondents admitted to kissing while driving. A quick peck may be harmless, as long as the driver doesn’t turn away from the road, but making out is a different story. Unfortunately the survey does not specify what these individuals actually do or did, but let’s hope for the best. If you are ever in a situation like this, just say no. If you have half the intellect of a Labrador retriever, wait it out. As with drinking or texting behind the wheel, or any other unimaginable, unnecessary act, injuring or killing yourself or someone else is just

not worth it. If you feel otherwise, you don’t deserve to have a license. Stop being irresponsible for momentary satisfaction and pay attention to what you’re doing. So many people have been hurt due to gratuitous events that could have been prevented. If it really can’t wait, pull over and stop putting other people’s lives at stake for your own pleasure. Gabie Bacques is a 21-year-old animal science senior from Mandeville. You can follow her on Twitter @TDR_Gbacques. Contact Gabie Bacques at gbacques@lsureveille.com

FAILURE OF DIPLOMACY

Iran assassination plot more complex than it appears It seemed like a plot right out of a Hollywood espionage film. A foreign country, one suspected for being slightly over the edge, slips up and has one of their would-be assassins caught – all on American soil. Like many movies, it appears all is not as it seems with the recent stop- Zachary Davis ping of Iran’s Columnist assassination attempt. While an action as brazen and crazy as the supposed Iranian assassination plot of Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States, Adel Al-Jubeir, may sound plausible to many, there are those who claim it simply doesn’t make sense, or even fit the Iranian style. Yes, as crazy as Iran and its president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may have been perceived in the past, this is too much. However, when people delve into some of the possible reasons, there appears to be a much better planned element to the whole matter. All is not united and joyous in the country of Iran, unsurprisingly. For some time now, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps has been severed into factions – one of which was apparently behind the planning of the assassination attempt. Their reasons? Well, if you’re a conspiracy buff, then it’s probably going to sound familiar. The goal of the assassination attempt on Ambassador Al-Jubeir was apparently not so much his death, but the reactions it would cause in the international community. In this regard, the plan seems to have been pretty successful, as we’ve had politicians from both sides of the aisle

clamoring for some retaliation. This threat of retribution from the West is what some say the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps wanted all along. According to former Iranian consul Mohammad Reza Heydari, “There is a portion of the Revolutionary Guards who want to create an external crisis so they can consolidate their power and push to unite different groups inside Iran.” When I heard this, I recalled the claims many people had following the attacks on Sept. 11. According to some conspiracy believers, the events of that fateful day were a false-flag operation meant to give the government an excuse for more power, both domestically and abroad. While I think people believing the Bush administration was behind the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history may have a few loose screws, it’s hard to not see why such a theory garnered some support. In the months following 9/11, we saw certain actions performed by the government that would never have been allowed a year earlier. The USA PATRIOT Act, the invasion of Afghanistan and later Iraq were all done under the claim of stopping possible terrorist attacks. It’s funny to see how similar Iran and America can be at times, though neither may admit it. When one looks back on the previous dealings of the Revolutionary Guards, it seems much more apparent the assassination plot was probably not the goal. The Quds Force – a branch of the Revolutionary Guard which is being accused of the plot – has long had its hands in plots against foreign countries, yet they are usually carried out through proxies, ones trusted to complete the jobs. Transitioning from using

groups like Hezbollah to carry out their plans to using a 56-yearold Iranian-American seems far too prone for failure. Iran has too much to lose from such an attack, and not nearly enough to gain to warrant such a risk. As with many things involving Iran, there seems to be more than meets the eye. Should this

really allow a consolidation of different groups in Iran, it would be interesting to see what it means for the country and their international relationships. All we can do now is try to uncover more about the plot, while avoiding any hasty jumps to action. The last thing we need is to escalate this in fear and get

ourselves stuck in another war.

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Monday, October 17, 2011 those turnovers.” LSU benefited from two insophomore safety Eric Reid said terceptions in the first half, inthe players pay no attention to the cluding one by junior cornerback size of their lead. Morris Claiborne that he returned “We just keep doing what 89 yards to the Tennessee five the coaches ask us to do no mat- yard line. Field positions proved ter what the score is,” Reid said. critical throughout the first half “We come out in the second half as both of LSU’s touchdown like the score’s drives started on 0-0. We don’t Tennessee’s side stop. We don’t let of the field. up. We just want That wasn’t to get the victhe case in the tory.” second half as LSU coach LSU strung toLes Miles admitgether three long ted his team has touchdown drives Les Miles room to improve, of 66, 99 and 65 LSU head coach and that offenyards, respecsive imperfection tively. The Tishowed in the first half. LSU to- gers only attempted five passes taled only 64 rushing yards, its in the half, totaled 196 yards on lowest first-half total of the sea- the ground and held the ball for son. nearly 22 minutes. “We were kind of slow,” Senior offensive lineman Tsaid sophomore running back Bob Hebert, who started at center Spencer Ware, who led the team in place of an injured P.J. Lonerwith 80 rushing yards. “They gan, said the 99-yard touchdown changed up some looks that we drive proved the dominance of haven’t seen offensively. But the LSU’s rushing attack. defense came up and made some “Those don’t happen very big plays and we capitalized on often,” Hebert said. “That was

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SKATE, from page 1

“BMX has definitely changed over the years,” Adams said. “It’s bigger than ever now.” The Hammond native attributed part of the sport’s appeal to its increased accessibility. “It’s public parks like this one that are growing interest in BMX,” Adams said. The Ride-n-Roll event, sponsored by Raising Cane’s, Mid City Bikes and Capital Cyclery, gave away riding gear prizes, but many in attendance felt the most important giveaways were helmets. “Helmet for a Promise,” a program created by the Ian Tilmann Foundation, was on hand to provide free helmets for riders who promised to wear them. The Ian Tilmann Foundation was formed in 2005 after its 28-year-old namesake fell off his skateboard and sustained traumatic brain injuries that led to his death. He was not wearing a helmet. Barry Tilmann, Ian’s father, said the Helmet for a Promise campaign is working to get kids

to “skate smart.” John Fillers received a helmet from the foundation at Saturday’s event. Fillers said he had personal reasons for getting a helmet. “A friend of mine died five months ago from a head injury he got while he was riding,” Fillers said. “He was not wearing a helmet.” Tilmann said brain injuries and death are more common than most riders acknowledge. According to data from the foundation’s web site, an average of 3 skaters an hour – for every hour of 2009 – were treated in emergency rooms for traumatic brain injuries. Fillers said helmets aren’t comfortable and thinks he rides better without a helmet, but he was willing to make the promise and wear one. “We’re building ‘helmet nation’ one brain at a time,” Tilmann said.

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page 19 offensive line. They kept grinding.” LSU continued to experiment with the two-quarterback system against Tennessee, with senior quarterback Jordan Jefferson seeing his most significant playing time since his reinstatement Sept. 28. Jefferson only attempted three passes, completing one for eight yards, but ran the ball 14 times for 73 yards and a three-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. “We have faith in both [Jefferson and Lee],” Ware said. “They’ve both been in the system

for a long time. We’re just going to play hard with whoever’s in there.” Miles said even with the team’s decisive victory and lofty ranking, the Tigers haven’t fallen victim to mid-season complacency. “If that’s the case, it doesn’t seem to be what I’m hearing,” Miles said. “This team wants to be a champion.”

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