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Campus buildings need $255M in repair

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

Last full state-contracted assessment was seven years ago

Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series detailing the state of the University’s academic buildings, which have not been evaluated since 2005.   Faulty pipelines, deteriorating door frames, staircases without railings. These ...

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University mourns death of student in Herget Hall

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


The University is in mourning after student Keller Zibilich, a finance freshman and member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, died Saturday in Herget

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Softball: Tigers take series against Ole Miss, falter in finale

The Daily Reveille - April 22, 2012 - 12:00am

LSU to host No. 4 Florida Tuesday

The No. 23 LSU softball team dropped its series finale against Ole Miss, 1-0, Sunday at Tiger Park but claimed the series with wins Friday and Saturday. The Tigers (32-15, 13-7 Southeastern Conference) shut out Ole Miss (17-28, 4-18 SEC) for the four...

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NBA: World Peace ejected in Lakers’ 114-106 OT win against Thunder

The Daily Reveille - April 22, 2012 - 12:00am


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Metta World Peace was subdued and contrite in the Los Angeles Lakers’ locker room, apologizing to Oklahoma City’s James Harden for throwing the elbow that sent them both to the locker room in the second quarter. They both missed ...

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Track & Field: Students honored at Team Awards Banquet

The Daily Reveille - April 22, 2012 - 12:00am

By: Staff Reports

The LSU Track and Field team held its third-annual Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet Friday night at the PMAC, honoring 16 student-athletes for their services both on and off the track. ...

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Athletics: Student-athletes’ off-days crucial for recovery and schoolwork

The Daily Reveille - April 22, 2012 - 12:00am

By: Scott Branson

LSU’s student-athletes are usually busy with practice or competition six days a week, leaving one important off-day to recoup, recover and relax. When not on their respective fields, LSU’s baseball and softball players have different hobbies, but the...

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Golf: Tigers finish 11th, Lady Tigers come in seventh at SEC championships

The Daily Reveille - April 22, 2012 - 12:00am

By: Michael GegenheimerSagstrom finishes at No. 4 overall

The LSU golf programs didn’t have the outcomes they were looking for going into the Southeastern Conference championship weekend. The men finished a disappointing 11th, while the women earned a s...

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Gymnastics: Tigers finish ninth, fail to qualify for Super Six

The Daily Reveille - April 22, 2012 - 12:00am

Courville seventh in vault finals

The LSU gymnastics squad posted a 196.550 on Friday to place sixth in its semifinal pool at the NCAA Championships in Duluth, Ga., failing to advance to the Super Six Finals. The score, good for ninth overall, was the third-highest for LSU (14-17) ...

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Bayou Verdine clearup to begin in August to remove hazardous debris

The Daily Reveille - April 22, 2012 - 12:00am

By: The Associated Press

LAKE CHARLES (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it will begin in August cleaning up a nearly three-mile portion of Bayou Verdine, one of the Calcasieu Estuary’s dirtiest waterways. Activist Charlie Atherton, of the Calcasieu Estuary Envi...

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Ouachita Parish charges woman with cyberstalking over Facebook

The Daily Reveille - April 22, 2012 - 12:00am

By: The Associated Press

MONROE (AP) — Ouachita Parish deputies have charged a Monroe woman with harassing a man over the Internet. Emily Phillips, 31, was booked into Ouachita Correctional Center on Saturday on a cyberstalking charge. An arrest affidavit says the woman ha...

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Searchers scour Tucson for missing, possibly kidnapped 6-year-old girl

The Daily Reveille - April 22, 2012 - 12:00am

By: The Associated Press

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Police cordoned off a neighborhood block where a 6-year-old Arizona girl went missing from her home during the night, as authorities fanned out Sunday over a wide area looking for clues to the possible kidnapping. Meanwhile, the ...

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Explosion likely caused by meteor reported in Nevada and California

The Daily Reveille - April 22, 2012 - 12:00am

By: The Associated Press

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Astronomers say a loud explosion heard across a large swath of Nevada and California on Sunday morning was likely caused by a meteor. The sound of the explosion around 8 a.m. prompted a flood of calls to law enforcement agencies on ...

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La. cadets honor seniors, military members at ROTC ball

The Daily Reveille - April 22, 2012 - 12:00am


Flowing gowns and starched uniforms graced the Baton Rouge Marriott off Corporate Boulevard on Sunday night for the annual ROTC military ball. About 400 ROTC cadets from the Air Force, Navy, Marines and Army gathered together to not only dance the ...

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Baseball: Tigers stumble at Kentucky, 7-6

The Daily Reveille - April 22, 2012 - 12:00am


Before Sunday’s contest, the LSU bullpen had surrendered just two hits and two runs in 6 2/3 innings at Kentucky. The sixth inning of Sunday’s game nearly doubled those numbers. LSU could not overcome that three-run sixth inning and a stout Kentuck...

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Facebook ‘Groups at LSU’ provides resources, is restricted to students

The Daily Reveille - April 22, 2012 - 12:00am

Students connect with class, more

Students now have an easier way to exchange notes, sell textbooks and hear about parties on campus. Facebook’s newest addition for University students is “Groups at LSU.” The page has numerous groups like “Events and ' Parties,” “Jobs and ' Internships,”...

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Cheerleading: Chee Weez hold benefit concert for Garcia

The Daily Reveille - April 22, 2012 - 12:00am

Event put on by Cheering for Chico

Syrjala “Sue” Garcia, mother of injured LSU cheerleading coach Chico Garcia, danced onstage with a smile on her face Saturday in front of a pa...

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CATS tax passes in Baton Rouge

The Daily Reveille - April 22, 2012 - 12:00am

By: Emily Herrington

Capital Area Transit System will soon have the means to move forward in its plan for comprehensive transit reform after voters in Baton Rouge and Baker approved a property tax Saturday dedicated to fund the struggling bus system. The tax passed in ...

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Spectrum hosts Louisiana Queer Conference

The Daily Reveille - April 22, 2012 - 12:00am


About 135 LGBT college students and allies came to campus Saturday for Spectrum’s second Louisiana Queer Conference. Spectrum organized various leaders in the Louisiana

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Baton Rouge hosts collegiate cycling championships

The Daily Reveille - April 22, 2012 - 12:00am


Cyclists gathered Sunday under the morning shadow of the Louisiana State Capitol to race for the South Central Collegiate Cycling Conference Road Championships. The criterium race, held on a...

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Concert Review: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals at Bonnaroo 2011

The Daily Reveille - April 22, 2012 - 12:00am

Jazz Fest 2012 Coverage

In the age of auto-tune and digital editing, it's not hard to sound good on a record. Most bands or artists can produce quality albums that may not best The Beatles but sound good enough to garner some artistic credit. But sounding good on an a...

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