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New Orleans festival to host new and old icons

The Daily Reveille - April 25, 2012 - 12:00am


Friday marks the first taste of the signature platter of music and culture that comes with this year’s New Orleans Jazz and ' Heritage Festival. The festival will take place at the Fair Grounds Race Course this weekend and next, with musical acts begi...

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For Thinkers Only: It feeds stereotypes of the poor as drug users.

The Daily Reveille - April 25, 2012 - 12:00am


Wait, you’re poor? If so, you definitely do drugs. It’s a fact. Unfortunately, that’s the kind of senseless thought process being propagated by legislators and proponents of mandatory drug-testing for welfare applicants. If you’re one of those as...

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Scum of the Girth: It’s only fair if they take government money.

The Daily Reveille - April 25, 2012 - 12:00am


Welfare money is not drug money. Welfare money is for your kids, your groceries, your rent — not weed, strippers and angel dust. The Louisiana legislature recently took action to ensure that welfare money, which comes in the form of pre-paid debit ...

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The C-Section: Banning sex offenders from social media violates freedom of speech

The Daily Reveille - April 25, 2012 - 12:00am


In 2009, Peter Chapman raped and murdered 17-year-old Ashleigh Hall in England. Chapman, a convicted double-rapist, coerced Hall into meeting him over Facebook. The catch: Chapman posed as an attractive 17-year-old boy. To combat this type of crime...

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Mic'd Up: Predictions for the top 10 drafts

The Daily Reveille - April 25, 2012 - 12:00am


I love that the NFL Draft now takes place during primetime on Thursday night. It gives a national television audience the chance to see ESPN draft experts Mel Kiper and Todd

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Reveille columnist Chris Grillot believes Tigerland area needs more security

The Daily Reveille - April 25, 2012 - 12:00am

By: Steven Powell

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Baton Rouge entrepreneur Jared Loftus pushing to rename New Orleans Hornets to New Orleans Bounce

The Daily Reveille - April 25, 2012 - 12:00am

By: Steven Powell

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Newly chosen Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Stuart Bell discusses his plans for LSU

The Daily Reveille - April 25, 2012 - 12:00am

By: Steven Powell

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Phone ban while driving proposed

The Daily Reveille - April 25, 2012 - 12:00am

By: Kate Mabry

A bill in the state legislature may make it illegal to talk on the phone while driving, but many students believe cell phone use behind the wheel will continue. Rep. Regina Barrow, D-Baton Rouge, introduced legislation that would make it illegal to...

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Lawmakers reject proposal to allow gay, other couples to adopt

The Daily Reveille - April 25, 2012 - 12:00am

By: The Associated Press

BATON ROUGE (AP) — A proposal that would allow gay couples and other unmarried couples to adopt children together in Louisiana was defeated Tuesday by a House committee. Similar measures have been repeatedly rejected by lawmakers in recent years, and...

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Miss. Bar dimisses complaints about ad tied to killing of La. priest

The Daily Reveille - April 25, 2012 - 12:00am

By: The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Bar has dismissed a complaint against Attorney General Jim Hood over a political ad tied to the killing of a Louisiana priest. Attorney Brian Alexander of Bay St. Louis filed the complaint last November. It alleg...

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First person arrested in BP oil spill; former engineer deleted evidence

The Daily Reveille - April 25, 2012 - 12:00am

By: The Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) — The first person arrested in the BP oil spill is being released on $100,000 bail. The former BP engineer, Kurt Mix, is accused of deleting more than 300 text messages about the amount of oil flowing from the blown-out well and the comp...

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Edwards insults pregnant mistress, funnels secret money to woman

The Daily Reveille - April 25, 2012 - 12:00am

By: The Associated Press

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — John Edwards’ first reaction when he learned his mistress may be pregnant was to downplay the chances he was the father, calling the woman a “crazy slut,” his former close campaign aide testified Tuesday. Later, when the forme...

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Swiss scientists demonstrate robot controlled by paralyzed man’s mind

The Daily Reveille - April 25, 2012 - 12:00am

By: The Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss scientists demonstrated how a partially paralyzed person can control a robot by thought alone. On Tuesday, the team used a simple head cap to record the brain signals of Mark-Andre Duc, decoding the electrical signa...

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Measles deaths have plummeted over a decade, down 74 percent

The Daily Reveille - April 25, 2012 - 12:00am

By: The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — The number of measles deaths worldwide has apparently dropped by about three-quarters over a decade, according to a new study by the World Health Organization and others. Health officials estimate about 9.6 million children were saved f...

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China's promise of leadership in electric car industry elusive

The Daily Reveille - April 25, 2012 - 12:00am

By: The Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — China’s leaders are finding it’s a lot tougher to create a world-beating electric car industry than they hoped. In 2009, they pledged billions of dollars for research and called for annual sales of 500,000 cars by 2015. Today, Beijin...

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Soft-throwing lefty pitcher Chris Cotton emerges as dependable reliever

The Daily Reveille - April 25, 2012 - 12:00am


Junior pitcher Chris Cotton has never cracked 90 mph. Against Kentucky last weekend, he hit 89 mph, respectable for the soft-throwing lefty, but not quite the number he wants to reach. His teammates were quick to point that out, encouraging him on ...

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The New Frontiersman: Policymakers’ disorganization inhibits crucial renovations

The Daily Reveille - April 25, 2012 - 12:00am


In electing our leaders, we willingly subject ourselves not only to the whims of their ideals but to the shortcomings of their character. We pay out of pocket for their successes and failures. With the revelation of this state’s blatant mismana...

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LSU baseball aims to finish season strong

The Daily Reveille - April 25, 2012 - 12:00am

By: Luke Johnson

After dropping two hard-fought games in a top-five matchup against No. 2 Kentucky in Lexington last weekend, No. 4 LSU (32-9) is determined to close the season on a strong note. They’ll get started on that mission at 6:30 p.m. tonight against South...

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Softball: No. 23 LSU wins one, loses one at Florida

The Daily Reveille - April 25, 2012 - 12:00am

By: Scott BransonFico, Mack have gutsy performances

Just one pitch from a doubleheader sweep at No. 2 Florida (42-6, 19-3 Southeastern Conference) on Tuesday, the No. 23 LSU softball team returned to Baton Rouge with a 1-0 victory and a heartbreaking 2-1 loss. In game one, LSU (33-16, 14-8 SEC) near...

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