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Reveille columnist Chris Grillot believes Tigerland area needs more security

The Daily Reveille - April 24, 2012 - 11:00pm

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 24, 2012 - 11:00pm

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 24, 2012 - 11:00pm

By: Steven Powell

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Phone ban while driving proposed

The Daily Reveille - April 24, 2012 - 11:00pm

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 24, 2012 - 11:00pm

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 24, 2012 - 11:00pm

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 24, 2012 - 11:00pm

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 24, 2012 - 11:00pm

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 24, 2012 - 11:00pm

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 24, 2012 - 11:00pm

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 24, 2012 - 11:00pm

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 24, 2012 - 11:00pm


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 24, 2012 - 11:00pm


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 24, 2012 - 11:00pm

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 24, 2012 - 11:00pm

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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Student arrested for possession of 88 grams of marijuana in dorm

The Daily Reveille - April 24, 2012 - 11:00pm

By: Staff Reports

Officers arrested 19-year-old pre-education student Nicholas Ryan Darnell on April 18 for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. LSU Police Department spokesman Capt. Cory Lalonde said officers were called to Taylor Hall on Wednesday, A...

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Senate bill to prohibit roadside sale of live dogs and cats

The Daily Reveille - April 23, 2012 - 11:00pm


Proposed legislation would make the sale of live dogs and cats at certain locations unlawful. The bill, which was received by the Louisiana Senate on April 16, prohibits the sale of dogs and cats at public locations.

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Football: Coaches react to Arkansas hiring

The Daily Reveille - April 23, 2012 - 11:00pm

By: Chris Abshire

There’s never a dull day in Southeastern Conference football, and Tuesday was no different as league coaches conducted their spring teleconference. The SEC streamed the question-and-answer event live for the first time and welcomed two new coaches in...

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Social Media: Twitter offers fans new access to players

The Daily Reveille - April 23, 2012 - 11:00pm

By: Chandler Rome

On any given Friday night, LSU baseball fans flood Alex Box Stadium and are dazzled as sophomore ace Kevin Gausman makes opposing hitters look silly. The same fans will flock to Tiger Stadium in the fall to watch sophomore receivers Jarvis Landry and...

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Track and Field: Relay teams attain prestige through years of excellence

The Daily Reveille - April 23, 2012 - 11:00pm


Twelve national championships and 10 Southeastern Conference titles in eight years have put the LSU relay teams into the ranks of the track elites and made Baton Rouge home to one of the most prestigious programs in the nation. “It’s always great to ...

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