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University asks for hefty prices to name a campus building

The Daily Reveille - April 24, 2012 - 12:00am


What’s in a name? And have you ever wondered how the University’s buildings earned theirs? When it comes to University entities, it usually entails exemplary character and a significant contribution to LSU — monetary or not. With the recent com...

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Positively Carnal: Feminist nuns embody the teachings of Christ more than the current Vatican

The Daily Reveille - April 24, 2012 - 12:00am


Nuns and feminists. Not two words most people expect to hear in the same sentence, unless the headline involves one bashing the other. Yet that’s what the headlines have been flashing for the past week. The Vatican has decided a U.S. collective of ...

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University professor holds book signing, talks movie-making

The Daily Reveille - April 24, 2012 - 12:00am


English may not be his first language, but Nicolas Bazan’s first fictional novel is being adapted into a movie, comprende?

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Former LSU student Marcia Ball becomes blues legend

The Daily Reveille - April 24, 2012 - 12:00am


From grooving in local juke joints to serenading in the White House, Marcia Ball has never lost her Southern charm. The Grammy-nominated singer has become well-known for her unique blend of music, often described as a fusion of Texas stomp-rock, blue...

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Gymnastics: Lee moves on after career best

The Daily Reveille - April 23, 2012 - 12:00am

By: Rowan Kavner National stage provides experience

The NCAA Championships held a deeper significance for Ashley Lee than the rest of the Tiger gymnasts. In the bittersweet final meet for LSU’s lone senior, Lee earned Second-Team All-America honors with a 9.90 on vault and a career-high 9.85 on floo...

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Athletics: Baseball, softball players recall facing their toughest opponents

The Daily Reveille - April 23, 2012 - 12:00am


LSU athletes are widely regarded as some of the most talented in the Southeastern Conference, if not the country. But every so often, even these perceived juggernauts run into competitors who leave them in awe. For the LSU softball and baseball tea...

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Mic'd Up: LSU baseball’s improvement in one-run games makes a difference

The Daily Reveille - April 23, 2012 - 12:00am


At one point this season, I had my doubts about the LSU baseball team. The Tigers suffered losses to Appalachian State, Notre Dame and Auburn. They just couldn’t seem to put together consistent pitching and hitting performances on the same night. T...

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Softball: No. 23 Lady Tigers hit the road to take on No. 3 Florida

The Daily Reveille - April 23, 2012 - 12:00am


Seven of the LSU softball team’s last 11 games have been against ranked opponents. The Tigers got a small break last weekend with a series against unranked Ole Miss (17-28, 4-18 Southeastern Conference). While LSU won the series, it couldn’t manage...

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Opponents respond to passage of CATS tax

The Daily Reveille - April 23, 2012 - 12:00am

By: Emily Herrington

After voters passed a property tax to benefit the struggling Capital Area Transit System on Saturday, opposing sides still have strong feelings about the election. The CATS tax passed narrowly, collecting 54 percent of the vote in Baton Rouge. ...

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Detectives investigate Brightside shootings

The Daily Reveille - April 23, 2012 - 12:00am

By: Lauren Duhon One suspect also sustains injury

Baton Rouge Police Department detectives are investigating an April 20 shooting just off campus near 2000 Brightside Drive. Police have identified a suspect who will be charged with simple ...

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Testing center no longer provides calculators

The Daily Reveille - April 23, 2012 - 12:00am

By: Kevin ThibodeauxStolen devices, delays cited

The computer-based testing center will no longer provide calculators to students who may have forgotten their devices at home. Rising costs that resulted from a growing number of stolen devices prompted the decision, said David O’Brien, assistant d...

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Men's Basketball: Jones to ‘Bring Back the Passion’

The Daily Reveille - April 23, 2012 - 12:00am

By: Chris Abshire

Passion would be the wrong word to associate with the LSU basketball fan base in recent years. New basketball coach and long-time Tiger Johnny Jones remembers when it was the only word. “I am going to try and bring back the passion and excitement L...

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Men's Basketball: Coleman, Hammink sign with LSU

The Daily Reveille - April 23, 2012 - 12:00am

By: Chris Abshire

After an offseason full of roster turnover, LSU finally got some reinforcements, signing a pair of wingmen in Shavon Coleman and Shane Hammink on Monday. Coleman, a 6-foot-6-inch Thibodaux native, averaged 14.6 points and 6.8 rebounds per game last s...

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Baseball: Rhymes follows simple formula for success

The Daily Reveille - April 23, 2012 - 12:00am


Calm, cool and collected, junior outfielder Raph Rhymes is unfazed by whatever the opposition throws his way — be it a high-90s inside fastbal...

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La. Assoc. for the Blind gets into printing business for visually impaired

The Daily Reveille - April 23, 2012 - 12:00am

By: The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Justice Department says its recent inspection of a New Orleans jail found “alarming conditions” and uncovered persistently high rates of prisoner-on-prisoner violence and staff misconduct. In a letter Monday to Orleans Parish S...

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Justice Department finds 'alarming conditions,' violence at N.O. jail

The Daily Reveille - April 23, 2012 - 12:00am

By: The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Justice Department says its recent inspection of a New Orleans jail found “alarming conditions” and uncovered persistently high rates of prisoner-on-prisoner violence and staff misconduct. In a letter Monday to Orleans Parish S...

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Private company delays supply ship's first space station visit

The Daily Reveille - April 23, 2012 - 12:00am

By: The Assocated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private U.S. company has delayed launching a cargo ship to the International Space Station. Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, was scheduled to launch ...

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Dangerous booby traps found along popular Utah hiking trail

The Daily Reveille - April 23, 2012 - 12:00am

By: The Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A deadly booby trap rigged along a popular Utah trail could have killed someone if they had tripped a ground wire set up to send a 20-pound, spiked boulder swinging into an unsuspecting hiker, authorities said Monday. Another tr...

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1 in 2 new graduates is jobless or underemployed

The Daily Reveille - April 23, 2012 - 12:00am

By: Hope Yen

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work. A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don't fully use their skills and know...

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Men's Basketball: Coleman signs with LSU

The Daily Reveille - April 23, 2012 - 12:00am

By: Albert Burford

Just one week after being introduced as LSU's new men's basketball coach, Johnny Jones has reeled in his first signing. Jones secured a letter of intent from former Thibodaux High Schoo...

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