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  • Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette area Business Honors for Nov. 12, 2017 - The AdvocateBaton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette area Business Honors for Nov. 12, 2017 - The Advocate

    Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette area Business Honors for Nov. 12, 2017The AdvocateOur Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center created the Willie F. Hawkins Community Center at the LSU Health Baton Rouge North Clinic on Airline Highway. The center will be used for health fairs, educational events and other group meetings. Hawkins ...

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  • Lafayette Parish: Parish-Wide Millage Renewals, Rededication PassLafayette Parish: Parish-Wide Millage Renewals, Rededication Pass

    Voters in Lafayette Parish passed millage renewals for the Parish Courthouse and Jail and a rededication of the Public Health millage to fund drainage projects and support the parish’s cultural economy. “We thank the people of Lafayette Parish for their support of these measures which are critical to the well-being and economic health of our community,” said Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux. “Today’s outcome allows us to do more to address the challenges of drainage and the steady loss of jobs. We will continue to look for solutions that do not raise taxes and allow us to focus on the future of Lafayette.” The jail and courthouse millages cover operations, maintenance, and capital improvements and must be renewed by a vote of the people every ten years. The rededication of the public health millage will immediately provide $9 million in funding for drainage projects plus an additional $2.5 million for drainage each year, and will also provide $500,000 annually to support Lafayette’s cultural economy.

    KLFY / 2 h. 8 min. ago more
  • Baton Rouge voters approve tax on hotel rooms by big margin - The AdvocateBaton Rouge voters approve tax on hotel rooms by big margin - The Advocate

    The AdvocateBaton Rouge voters approve tax on hotel rooms by big marginThe AdvocateVoters in East Baton Rouge Parish approved a new sales tax on hotel rooms to pay for tourism initiatives and renovations at the Raising Cane's River Center. The proposed 2 percent sales tax was was not considered by voters in Baker, Central, Zachary ...

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  • Judy Moore Vendetto edges out Chris Hester, wins Baton Rouge City Court judge race - The AdvocateJudy Moore Vendetto edges out Chris Hester, wins Baton Rouge City Court judge race - The Advocate

    The AdvocateJudy Moore Vendetto edges out Chris Hester, wins Baton Rouge City Court judge raceThe AdvocateVendetto, the sister of East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III, had spent two decades as a 19th Judicial District Court law clerk. Hester, the son of former 19th Judicial District Judge Bob Hester, worked the past eight years as a ...

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  • New Iberia Community calling for an end to shooting violenceNew Iberia Community calling for an end to shooting violence

    Four people are suffering from gunshot wounds after the shootings Friday night. This comes after Wednesday night’s shootings that left two injured and one dead. News 10’s Rebeca Marroquin spoke to community members, who say they just want something to be done about the violence in their neighborhood. A total of 10 people killed and 15 injured in New Iberia in the past year– all due to shootings, from what officials are calling a gang war. Iberia Parish Sheriff, Louis Ackal says, “Absolutely I’m calling it a gang war. Absolutely it’s a gang war. There’s no other way to describe it.”” Ackal tells us that this is not going to stop until the community helps them out, “I hope it gets through to the public, to these people sitting at home. ‘I’m scared’ well yeah you’re gonna be scared and you’re gonna stay scared unless you help me to stop it. I need to, I need the community support. I need, if you know it’s gonna happen, let us know. If you know who did it, let us know. We’ll work it from there.” Community members tell us that the violence has gotten so bad that they don’t even feel safe in their own homes any more. Audrey August, a New Iberia resident, says, “This is [as] bad [as] I ever saw it, I mean it is bad right now. You know I’m just not, I don’t feel comfortable in my own house. And when you don’t feel comfortable in your own house, it’s bad. And I really don’t. As much as I love this [neighborhood], my apartment, I’m not safe. You know, I don’t feel safe. Until something gets done.” If anyone has any information regarding these shootings, they are encouraged to call the Iberia Parish Crime Stoppers.

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  • Man arrested after running counterfeit money scheme at Victoria’s Secret locations throughout LouisianaMan arrested after running counterfeit money scheme at Victoria’s Secret locations throughout Louisiana

    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – An Atlanta man is behind bars after police say he and another man ran an elaborate scheme purchasing over $1,000 of merchandise from Victoria’s Secret in the Mall of Louisiana using counterfeit money. According to arrest records, Baton Rouge Police Department arrested 25-year-old Derrick Burke, of Atlanta, on Friday after receiving reports that he allegedly used counterfeit money to make purchases. Burke was identified by an employee of the store after being shown a six-person photo lineup. Police say Burke entered the Victoria’s Secret along with Antravious Oliver, a co-defendant in this incident. According to authorities, the pair successfully made three separate purchases by using 30 counterfeit $50 bills for about $1,027.52 in purchases from the store. Police confirmed all the $50 bills did, in fact, have the same serial numbers and also appeared to lack security features of a genuine $50 bill. Burke was identified as the person who successfully completed fraudulent refund transactions for a total of $687.62 from items that were bought with counterfeit bills at the Pecanland Mall Victoria’s Secret location in Monroe. Oliver admitted to police to using counterfeit bills in the state of Louisiana as the group traveled from Atlanta, GA. He told police refunds were made at different Victoria’s Secret locations along the way for the exchange of genuine cash. Burke was arrested and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on multiple counts of theft, refund application fraud, monetary instrument abuse, and computer fraud. He has a bail set at $102,500.

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  • Quitman teenager killed in ATV crashQuitman teenager killed in ATV crash

    A Quitman teen died after the ATV he was driving ran a stop sign and struck a vehicle. According to State Police, shortly before 9:00 a.m., Saturday deputies responded to a crash involving an ATV and a pickup on LA Hwy 155, at the intersection of St. Rest Road. A preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2005 Honda Rancher ATV, driven by 18-year-old Brandon Malone Jr. of Quitman, was traveling east on St. Rest Road when he failed to yield at a stop sign. After running the stop sign, police say, the ATV struck a 2006 Chevrolet Sierra, driven by 60-year-old Randy Howard of Quitman. The Chevrolet was traveling south on LA Hwy 155 when the collision occurred. After impact, Malone Jr. was ejected from the ATV. Malone was pronounced dead on scene by the Jackson Parish Coroner’s Office. Routine toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

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  • Iberia Parish deputies searching for missing womanIberia Parish deputies searching for missing woman

    New Iberia, La. – Deputies in Iberia Parish are searching for Gina Pellerin, who has been missing since Wednesday. According to the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office, Pellerin, 37, was last seen at a residence on Weeks Street. She is described as a white female, small frame, with blonde hair, and brown eyes. Anyone with information on Pellerin’s whereabouts can call the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office at 337-369-3711.    

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  • Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre hosts Land of the Sweets Tea on Nov. 26 - The AdvocateBaton Rouge Ballet Theatre hosts Land of the Sweets Tea on Nov. 26 - The Advocate

    The AdvocateBaton Rouge Ballet Theatre hosts Land of the Sweets Tea on Nov. 26The AdvocateBaton Rouge Ballet Theatre will host two seatings of its annual Land of the Sweets Tea at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at Boudreaux's, 2647 Government St. The tea is geared toward elementary-age children and their families. Sweets and finger ...

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  • Together Baton Rouge questions police union contract; current ... - The AdvocateTogether Baton Rouge questions police union contract; current ... - The Advocate

    The AdvocateTogether Baton Rouge questions police union contract; current ...The AdvocateCommunity advocates in Together Baton Rouge want city leaders to take a deep look at the contract between Baton Rouge and the police union, saying a ...Two men who fled from APSO apprehended in Baton Rouge - News ...Post SouthConditions ripen to build multi-national solidarity - Liberation NewsLiberationAscension Briefs November 23 - News - Donaldsonville Chief ...Donaldsonville ChiefWAFB.comall 7 news articles »

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  • Gavin Long, Baton Rouge police killer, cited in FBI report on black 'extremists' - NOLA.comGavin Long, Baton Rouge police killer, cited in FBI report on black 'extremists' - NOLA.com

    NOLA.comGavin Long, Baton Rouge police killer, cited in FBI report on black 'extremists'NOLA.comThe cover page of an FBI report on the rise of black "extremists" is photographed Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Washington. The report is stirring fears of a return to practices of the civil rights era, when the bureau notoriously spied on activist groups ...and more »

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  • After horrors of Texas church shooting, Baton Rouge religious leaders look to improve security; some consider ... - The AdvocateAfter horrors of Texas church shooting, Baton Rouge religious leaders look to improve security; some consider ... - The Advocate

    The AdvocateAfter horrors of Texas church shooting, Baton Rouge religious leaders look to improve security; some consider ...The AdvocateFaith leaders and their congregations across the Baton Rouge area have found themselves discussing safety and security as they try to grapple with the reality of the massacre by a man armed with a military-style rifle on Nov. 5 at the First Baptist ...

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  • Crews responding to shooting on Scenic Hwy.Crews responding to shooting on Scenic Hwy.

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency crews are responding to a shooting in the 7800 block of Scenic Hwy. Baton Rouge Police say one person was shot and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Permalink| Comments

    WBRZ / 12 h. 19 min. ago
  • Trump to delay decision on importing elephant trophiesTrump to delay decision on importing elephant trophies

    President Trump tweeted Friday night that he is putting decision to reverse Obama-era legislation to ban the import of big-game hunted trophies from Zimbabwe. In Mr. Trump’s tweet, he said he is putting the decision on hold so he can “review all conservation facts” with Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. Mr. Trump’s tweet came one day after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said that it will begin issuing permits that were once banned. The permits were set to start to be issued on Friday. The Service claimed that sport hunting, as part of “sound wildlife management programs” can help provide “benefits to conservation.” The decision to allow sport hunting trophies drew some criticism, especially since the Trump family has previously drawn ire for its support of trophy hunting. Mr. Trump’s sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, have been photographed big-game trophy hunting.

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  • Louisiana Congressmen Graves, Richmond target SBA loan headache for flood victims with new billLouisiana Congressmen Graves, Richmond target SBA loan headache for flood victims with new bill

    Workmen help homeowners pile up flood debris for removal on Monticello Blvd., which is off Greenwell Springs Road, on the way from Baton Rouge to Central. Though not in a flood zone, many houses there flooded during the recent catastrophic rain event.

    Baton Rouge News / 12 h. 42 min. ago
  • LSU set to tangle with TennesseeLSU set to tangle with Tennessee

    LSU fans know all too well what it’s like to be a Tennessee fan right now. They were in the Vols’ shoes exactly one year ago. LSU takes on Tennessee this weekend in Knoxville at a crossroads time for the storied Volunteers’ program. Tennessee fired coach Butch Jones earlier this week after a tough season […]

    Dig Baton Rouge / 14 h. 9 min. ago
  • Only in Louisiana: Summer today, winter tomorrowOnly in Louisiana: Summer today, winter tomorrow

    A strong cold front is headed for Louisiana. After highs around 80 degrees today, a blast of arctic air blows in later this evening. KLFY Meteorologist Trevor Sonnier says the front doesn’t bring a lot of rain. “40% chance for isolated showers,” he forecasts. “Spotty showers as a front moves in.” Sonnier expects the best chance of rain between 4:00pm and 9:00pm Saturday. Then the temps fall. “Turning windy and colder by morning Sunday.  Lows in upper 40s north and 50s south.” He forecasts lots of sunshine and cooler Sunday afternoon with highs in mid 60s and breezy.

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  • Woman convicted in hair weave killings collapses as guilty verdict readWoman convicted in hair weave killings collapses as guilty verdict read

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  • Lotief firing likely headed for lawsuit after latest documents allege ‘brainwashed’ cultureLotief firing likely headed for lawsuit after latest documents allege ‘brainwashed’ culture

    In new documents released Thursday by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, university officials discuss via text and email allegations that former softball coach Michael Lotief used “coercive” mental conditioning and berated a player who had attempted suicide. They also discuss rumors that the former coach was encouraging current players and fans to speak to the former player whose complaint forms the basis of their investigation. Lotief was fired Nov. 1, after being placed on administrative leave Oct. 6, for subjecting student-athletes and coworkers to violent, vulgar language and verbal and physical assault, creating a hostile learning and working environment. The university also released its investigative findings, which focused on three violations of school policy: an Oct. 3 confrontation with a colleague, Lotief’s treatment of student-athletes, and his interference in the investigation after he was placed on administrative leave. Lotief’s lawyer, Glenn McElligott Jr., said they objected to the release of the findings and promised legal action in response. “Our office was promised a copy of the report prior to its release in order that we could comment on inaccuracies and provide a response in rebuttal,” McElligott said in a news release. “That promise was not kept and no attempt was made to do so.” McElligott said his office has reached out to the university in an attempt to “discuss an amicable and professional resolution of this matter.” In response, he said, the university sends out “vitriolic press releases” that contain misstatements and half-truths, which are “designed to backfill justification for its ill-advised decision to terminate Coach Lotief.” In response to a public records request from The Daily Advertiser, the university also released the results from an exit survey of former players, including the player who lodged the Aug. 2 complaint that prompted the investigation. The results of the survey are overwhelmingly positive. For example: “If you were recruited today, would you choose UL Lafayette” — 100 percent answered yes “Your coaches are concerned about your well-being” — 100 percent agreed “Overall, during your time at UL Lafayette, how would you rate your coaching staff as far as coaching and instruction” — 100 percent answered excellent The university documents suggest that Lotief fostered a “brainwashed” culture, which may have influenced the answers to the survey. Investigators found Lotief “employed specific ideologies and coercive persuasive techniques in managing student-athletes” through weekly meetings that lasted one to four hours. Players were taught concepts such as “the circle of safety” and “trusting the process” and were encouraged not to discuss the methods with others, because “’outsiders’ would not understand,” according to the report. Regarding the player who attempted suicide, investigators said Lotief told her to “hang herself with a rope” and that “the next time she should try harder to kill herself.” Lotief’s lawyer argued the findings regarding his treatment of student-athletes are based on the complaint of one former player. She then identified witnesses who supported her complaint. “The university ignored the fact that at each instance complained of there were at least 50 witnesses present…and thousands possibly at the games, and none of those witnesses were contacted,” McElligott said. The only way to get to the truth, McElligott said, is “a proper legal proceeding where there are guarantees of constitutional due process and fair play and to call each and every witness in this matter, under oath, to testify as to the truth.”

    KLFY / 14 h. 57 min. ago more
  • Louisiana teenager killed in ATV crashLouisiana teenager killed in ATV crash

    QUITMAN- Troopers say a teenager has died after he failed to yield at a stop sign while driving an ATV.According to the Louisiana State Police, 18-year-old Brandon Malone Jr. of Quitman, Louisiana was driving a 2005 Honda Rancher ATV on St. Rest Road when he ran a stop sign at the intersection of LA Hwy 155.Malone struck a 2006 Chevrolet Sierra driven by Randy Howard, 60.Malone was ejected from the ATV after the collision occurred. He was pronounced dead on the scene by the Jackson Parish Coroner's Office.Troopers say routine toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.Permalink| Comments

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  • NASA launches new satellite designed to improve accuracy of weather forecastsNASA launches new satellite designed to improve accuracy of weather forecasts

    CALIFORNIA- An advanced U.S. weather satellite has been launched into polar orbit from California. It has been designed to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts.The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 1:47 a.m. Saturday on a United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket.The satellite is the very first of four next-generation spacecraft for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.JPSS-1 carries a suite of five instruments intended to make global observations that will improve forecasts of severe weather events three to seven days beforehand. It will circle the Earth from pole to pole 14 times a day.The satellite also will contribute to near-term weather forecasts, as well as climate and ocean dynamics research.Permalink| Comments

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  • Baton Rouge Housing Authority votes 'no' on director's contract renewal in fiery meetingBaton Rouge Housing Authority votes 'no' on director's contract renewal in fiery meeting

    Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority executive director Richard Murray, at a press conference announcing East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden's acceptance of the federal governmentA A ATMs 'Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness,' Wednesday at the Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless. Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority executive director Richard Murray, at a press conference announcing East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden's acceptance of the federal governmentA A ATMs 'Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness,' Wednesday at the Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless.

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  • Massive fire at senior living home injures at least 27, others unaccounted forMassive fire at senior living home injures at least 27, others unaccounted for

    WEST CHESTER, Pa.- At least 27 people were injured while others remain unaccounted for after a massive fire swept over a senior living facility in Pennsylvania on Thursday night, authorities said.The five-alarm fire at Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester began around 11 p.m. Thursday, authorities said. Firefighters brought it under control Friday morning after it burned for hours.Residents of the building were evacuated on beds and wheelchairs. Over two dozen people were hospitalized for injuries while others remain unaccounted for. Authorities were unclear on the exact amount of people unaccounted for and whether that number includes residents or staff.All of the injured patients are expected to survive.Cause of the fire is still unknown and under investigation. Permalink| Comments

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  • Louisiana man gets 3-year sentence for 2016 gun theftLouisiana man gets 3-year sentence for 2016 gun theft

    NEW ORLEANS- The theft of 25 handguns from a dealer in Tickfaw has resulted in a three-year, one-month sentence for a 19-year-old from Ponchatoula.Acting U.S. Attorney Duane Evans says in a news release that the sentence was handed down this week for Antwon Seymore.Seymore had pleaded guilty to theft of firearms from a premises owned by a federally-licensed firearms dealer.Prosecutors said the theft happened in April 2016, when Seymore and a juvenile broke into The Tickfaw Auction Company.Seymore also was ordered to pay $8,780 in restitution.Permalink| Comments

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  • Man accidentally shoots himself and wife during 'weapons in church' discussionMan accidentally shoots himself and wife during 'weapons in church' discussion

    TELLICO PLAINS, Tn.- During a discussion about having weapons in places of worship, a man took out his gun in church and accidentally shot himself and his wife.According to the Tellico Plains Police Department, members of the First United Methodist Church were gathered on Thursday afternoon for a pre-Thanksgiving lunch. Police Chief Russ Parks says the topic of carrying weapons into places of worship was brought up in the wake of a Texas church shooting that happened earlier this month.An 81-year-old man stood up and said, "Well I take my gun everywhere." Police say the man then took his handgun out of his pocket, removed the magazine, cleared the weapon and handed it to other churchgoers who wanted to see it. He then took his weapon back, placed the magazine back in it, put the gun back in his holster and placed it in his pocket.When another man came over and asked to see the weapon, the man pulled his gun back out of his pocket and accidentally hit the trigger, Parks said.A single bullet struck the gun owner's right hand before hitting his 80-year-old wife. That bullet went through the woman's left side of her abdomen and came out of the right side of her abdomen, after which it struck her inside right forearm, then came out of her forearm and hit the wall, Parks said.Both of their injuries were non-life-threatening. Police say no one else was injured and no charges will be filed."This was an accident. It was not intentional," Parks said. "It just slipped his mind that he recharged the weapon."Permalink| Comments

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  • Man arrested for carrying gun on campus during high school football gameMan arrested for carrying gun on campus during high school football game

    BATON ROUGE - A 34-year-old man was arrested after he was found in possession of a firearm at a high school during a football game Friday night.According to arrest records, a deputy with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office was working extra duty detail at a football game at Scotlandville Magnet High School Friday night when the incident occurred. The deputy observed the suspect, Arna Ray Selvage, yelling for a school administrator to let him in the game. Selvage was reportedly yelling so loudly that "several other game goers were observed to be worried and alarmed at the disturbance," according to arrest records.Selvage was contacted and asked to calm down or he would be escorted off of the campus. While being contacted, Selvage appeared to have a bulge poking out from under his thin white t-shirt that appeared to be the handle of a gun.The deputy pulled Selvage to the side and was patting him down when a loaded black Smith and Wesson handgun was located in his waistband. Selvage also reportedly had an extra loaded magazine in his back pocket.Selvage was placed into custody and advised of his rights. Selvage stated that he is from New York and didn't know he couldn't have his firearm on his person or on the school campus since it was after school hours.Selvage was arrested and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count of carrying a firearm on school property and one count of illegal carrying of a weapon.Permalink| Comments

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  • New Orleans may have to refund $28M in traffic camera finesNew Orleans may have to refund $28M in traffic camera fines

    NEW ORLEANS - A judge says New Orleans must refund as much as $28 million in fines collected from tickets based on traffic cameras.  Ad hoc Judge Robert Burns ruled recently that nearly the first three years of such tickets were invalid.  Plaintiffs' attorney Joseph McMahon tells The Advocate and Nola.com | The Times-Picayune that the judge ruled the tickets were invalid because the city had the Department of Public Works handle enforcement.  He said Friday that there may be as many as 250,000 tickets involved.  He also says there probably won't be any quick payments. He says the city probably will appeal, and there probably are millions of dollars in earlier unpaid judgments.Permalink| Comments

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  • Cowboys' Jerry Jones apologizes for racial remark in videoCowboys' Jerry Jones apologizes for racial remark in video

    FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has apologized after a gossip website posted a 4-year-old video of him making a racially insensitive comment.  The Blast website reported the video was shot in 2013 at a Dallas hotel by a white man who asked Jones if he would tape a message for his fiancee. Jones appeared to be joking when he said, "Hey, Jennifer, congratulations on the wedding. Now, you know he's with a black girl tonight, don't you?"  After the video's release Friday, Jones apologized in a statement issued by the team, saying, "That comment was inappropriate. It's not who I am, and I'm sorry."Permalink| Comments

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  • AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

    NEW YORK - Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, has died. He was 64.  AC/DC announced the death on their official Facebook page and website Saturday. The posts did not say when or where Young died.  Young was diagnosed with dementia in 2014. A statement says he died peacefully with his family by his side.  Band representatives didn't immediately return emails seeking comment. Young formed the group with his brother, Angus.  AC/DC were remarkably consistent for over 40 years with its mix of driving hard rock and bluesy shuffles, selling over 200 million albums, surviving the loss of its first singer and creating one of the greatest rock records ever in "Back in Black," the world's second best-selling album behind Michael Jackson's "Thriller."Permalink| Comments

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  • Louisiana creates a shopping trail to promote unique storesLouisiana creates a shopping trail to promote unique stores

    NATCHITOCHES - Louisiana is creating its own shopping trail for tourists.  Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser's office says Louisiana Tax Free Shopping for International Visitors announced the launch of a "cultural shopping trail" aimed at promoting unique retail experiences and local shopping to out-of-state visitors.  A map of shopping locations is posted online , including antique stores, boutique shopping, locally hand-crafted goods, outdoor specialty shops and culinary products. The trail lists outlet shopping in north Louisiana, the Front Street Marketplace on Natchitoches' river bank and cottage boutiques in Covington's historic district.  Louisiana Tax Free Shopping allows international visitors to the state to receive cash refunds for sales taxes paid on certain items purchased at participating tax-free stores. Stores, however, don't have to be members of the tax-free program to participate in the shopping trail.Permalink| Comments

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  • Here's what's at stake in each Baton Rouge-area race as voters head to the pollsHere's what's at stake in each Baton Rouge-area race as voters head to the polls

    AndrA1 2 Johnson, right, shouts instructions whiling helping load voting machines on the truck that is transporting them to the polling stations for Saturday's election Friday morning Oct. 13, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La.. Voters across Louisiana will turn out Saturday to elect a new state treasurer, as well as weigh in on local races and tax initiatives.

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  • Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Deputies investigating shots fired incident on Cherokee stIberia Parish Sheriff’s Deputies investigating shots fired incident on Cherokee st

    NEW IBERIA, La. (KLFY) –  Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a shots fired incident on Cherokee. Officials say there were no injuries. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Iberia Parish Crimestoppers at (337) 364-2222.  

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  • Crash near state line leaves one person deadCrash near state line leaves one person dead

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A crash near the state line in West Feliciana Parish left one person dead late Friday authorities revealed.Ian T. Wilson, 55, of Woodville, Mississippi, was killed after the pickup he was driving was rear-ended on US 61 around 7 o'clock Friday night.  Authorities said the driver of an SUV failed to stop as Wilson stopped ahead of them to let a car turn off the highway.Wilson's vehicle was pushed off the highway and rolled over.  Wilson, who wasn't wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle and died. The driver and passengers of the other vehicle were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. State Police said impairment on the part of both drivers is unknown at this time, but a toxicology sample was taken from both to be submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.This crash remains under investigation and no charges appear to have been filed yet.****************************Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltzPermalink| Comments

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  • Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Deputies investigating shooting on Mississippi Street that sent 4 to the hospitalIberia Parish Sheriff’s Deputies investigating shooting on Mississippi Street that sent 4 to the hospital

    NEW IBERIA, La. (KLFY) – The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that injured 4 people, two males, and two females. According to Lt. Robert Moore, Deputies received a call about shots being fired in the 900 block of Mississippi Street. When deputies arrived, they found the four victims. They were taken to a local hospital and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. According to Moore, witnesses, who were with the victims refused to give statements to law enforcement. Moore adds that there is no suspect information available at the moment, but deputies are looking for a dark GMC vehicle with a dark stripe. On Wednesday, Deputies responded to multiple shootings that left 1 man dead and 2 others wounded in that same neighborhood. Anyone with information is asked to contact Iberia Parish Crimestoppers at (337) 364-2222.

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  • Committee members raise questions of fairness in Baton Rouge police chief searchCommittee members raise questions of fairness in Baton Rouge police chief search

    A committee tasked with whittling down the pool of candidates for Baton Rouge police chief may have hit a snag Thursday when they interviewed the first four of eight candidates and asked each of them the same questions. A city-parish attorney recommended that the panel, tasked with selecting the top five applicants for Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome to interview, ask each of the candidates the same questions, saying that would keep the process fair.

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  • Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Deputies investigating shooting on Mississippi StIberia Parish Sheriff’s Deputies investigating shooting on Mississippi St

    According to the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office, deputies are working a shooting in the 900 block of Mississippi Street involving multiple victims. News 10 has a news crew en route and will have more details as they become available  

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  • Wanted man leads Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Deputies on a car chase, crashes car into a house, and is later arrestedWanted man leads Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Deputies on a car chase, crashes car into a house, and is later arrested

    IBERIA PARISH, La. (KLFY) – Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Deputies were able to capture and arrest wanted man following a car chase. According to Major Wendell Raborn, officers found and attempted to make a traffic stop on Kenneth Landry Jr. Landry was wanted on a probation and parole revocation warrant. Landry refused to stop and led deputies on a chase through New Iberia, according to Raborn. Landry then crashed his vehicle into a home in the 200 block of Ann Street and fled on foot. He was later caught and arrested. Raborn says that agents recovered about 2.5 pounds of marijuana and a loaded 45 caliber semi-automatic handgun. Landry was booked and charged with the following: Probation and Parole warrant Aggravated Flight Resist Arrest by Flight Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property Felon in Possession Firearm Firearm in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance Firearm Free Zone violation Obstruction of Justice Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I (Marijuana) Controlled Dangerous Substance in a Drug-Free Zone 2 counts Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Second or Subsequent Offense 2 counts Attempted Manslaughter   Photo Credit: Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office  

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  • Baton Rouge Housing Authority votes 'no' on director's contract renewal in fiery meeting - The AdvocateBaton Rouge Housing Authority votes 'no' on director's contract renewal in fiery meeting - The Advocate

    The AdvocateBaton Rouge Housing Authority votes 'no' on director's contract renewal in fiery meetingThe AdvocateLongtime Executive Director Richard Murray, left, goes looks over papers at the East Baton Rouge Housing Authority Board meeting on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. A divided board voted later in the meeting not to renew Murray's contract, after board members ...

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  • 18-year-old woman dead, man critically wounded after shooting in...18-year-old woman dead, man critically wounded after shooting in...

    Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Officials with the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office remove the body of Idalis Smith, 18, from her residence at 1305 N. 30th St. in Baton Rouge, where she was fatally shot.. Investigators say Idalis Smith, 18, and her stepfather, Greg Dosson, 34, were shot at the house, where Smith succumbed to her injuries.

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  • Louisiana jobless rate keeps falling, but payrolls shrinkLouisiana jobless rate keeps falling, but payrolls shrink

    Unemployment fell for the sixth straight month in Louisiana, but payrolls moved in the wrong direction in October. The jobless rate fell to 4.8% last month from 5.1% in September. Louisiana’s unemployment rate was 6.1% a year ago. About 100,000 Louisianans were jobless, down more than 5,000 from September. Also, for the first time in years, Louisiana’s unemployment rate doesn’t rank among the 10 worst states. October’s U.S. rate fell to 4.1%, down slightly from September. Louisiana’s continued unemployment decline, says Gov. John Bel Edwards in a statement, that Louisiana’s economy is turning around. “We are not out of the woods yet, and we have a lot of work left to do, but for the sixth consecutive month, we are seeing strong signs of improvement for Louisiana’s economy,” he says. Daily Report has the full story.  The post Louisiana jobless rate keeps falling, but payrolls shrink appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

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  • News roundup: Louisiana Medicaid managed-care contracts rejected again … LABI recognizes 2017 Free Enterprise Award recipients … Tesla unveils electric semi-truckNews roundup: Louisiana Medicaid managed-care contracts rejected again … LABI recognizes 2017 Free Enterprise Award recipients … Tesla unveils electric semi-truck

    Rejected: Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration has lost its latest effort to persuade House Republicans to back contract extensions for Louisiana’s Medicaid managed-care companies. House GOP lawmakers in the joint budget committee voted today to block the deals for the second time this month. The companies coordinate health services for 1.5 million people. Edwards called the 17-7 House vote against the extensions a “partisan spectacle,” adding lawmakers were “leveraging the health and well-being of Louisiana citizens for messy political battles.” Read more. Honored: LUBA Workers’ Comp, a regional casualty insurance company, was named Company of the Year in the 100 employees or less category of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry’s 2017 Free Enterprise Awards Thursday night. The company was one of many recognized for their dedication to clients, employees and local communities. Other honorees include Donny Rouse of Rouses Markets and Roland Toups of Turner Industries. Graphic Packaging International Inc. was recognized as the 2017 Company of the Year in the 100 employees or greater category. See a full list of honorees. Electifying: Tesla has unveiled its new electric semi-tractor-trailer. CEO Elon Musk said the semi is capable of traveling 500 miles on an electric charge—even with a full 80,000-pound load—and will cost less than a diesel semi. Customers can put down a $5,000 deposit for the semi now and production will begin in 2019. The company already is starting to get orders. Wal-Mart Stores says in a statement issued today that it has pre-ordered five Tesla units in its Walmart U.S. division and 10 units at Walmart Canada. The company also rolled out an updated version of its first sports car, the Roadster.  The car, coming in 2020, will have a base price of $200,000. Read more. The post News roundup: Louisiana Medicaid managed-care contracts rejected again … LABI recognizes 2017 Free Enterprise Award recipients … Tesla unveils electric semi-truck appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

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  • ‘225’: A Capital Region guide to the holidays‘225’: A Capital Region guide to the holidays

    The holiday season is upon us, and the Capital Region is rife with things to do as we close out 2017 and ring in the new year. Luckily, 225 Magazine has tracked down all the holiday events, consolidating them into one colossal calendar. Check out 225’s full guide to the holidays. A few of this year’s highlights: Tonight: White Light Night Mid City comes alive tonight in the yearly and highly anticipated celebration of art, music and food in the up-and-coming neighborhoods along the Government Street corridor. The festival is free, as is a shuttle service that will whisk around between Jefferson Highway and 14th Street. Proceeds from the art festival will help purchase public art for Mid City, and all art purchases are tax-free if purchased in the Mid City cultural district. Get the details here. Nov. 23: Turkey Trot 1 mile Fun Run & 5K Celebrating its 31st year, the Turkey Trot will be downtown on Thanksgiving morning this year. The local tradition keeps the community active and raises money for the March of Dimes. Register here. Dec. 1: Festival of Lights Experience the holidays downtown with the Festival of Lights, where a 35-foot Christmas tree and fireworks will be featured at North Boulevard Town Square. There will also be free ice skating, a snow village, holiday performers, face painters and Santa. The Old Governor’s Mansion will host the Cajun Night Before Christmas, and the planetarium will feature a special showing of Let It Snow: A Holiday Music Journey. Get more info on the schedule. The post ‘225’: A Capital Region guide to the holidays appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

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  • TED talks empire grappling with sexual harassment claims, emails, interviews revealTED talks empire grappling with sexual harassment claims, emails, interviews reveal

    The TED Talks empire—known for short, viral video speeches by leading figures in technology and other fields—has been grappling with reports of sexual harassment internally and at conferences where predatory male behavior has allegedly gotten worse, according to a story in The Washington Post. Citing interviews and internal emails, the Post reports at least five people, including a past main stage speaker, told TED officials they were harassed and groped during the organization’s flagship conference in Vancouver in April. The newspaper quotes an April email from the the nonprofit’s general counsel, Nishat Ruiter, who told senior leadership that she, too, had been “touched inappropriately but let it go.” Ruiter went on to write she was finding it difficult to believe the issue was being “addressed by TED effectively. We are clearly not doing enough.” Moreover, the nonprofit is has facing sexual harassment complaints against its own managers. Jordan Reeves, a former staffer, tells The Post he was harassed by Tom Rielly, the organization’s director of partnerships. Reeves says he complained about the incidents to TED owner Chris Anderson and another executive, but was told Rielly was joking and to keep the conversation between them. Reeves quit six months later. Organizers of the local TEDxLSU say the allegations are not expected to have much of an impact on their event, which returns for a sixth year in March. Still, the report is generating concern. “There always is concern about that whether it affects a local TEDx event or just in general,” says Rebecca Burdette, a co-founder and organizer of TEDxLSU. “As an organization, TEDxLSU is doing everything we can to make sure that’s not happening in our organization.” Burdette, who says the issue is “very close to her heart,” had not seen The Washington Post article when Daily Report contacted her. While some may draw connections between the national and local organizations, Burdette says the two hardly interact. The national organization functions as a governing body that organizes trainings for local organizers, but is largely hands off, she says. “Once our license is approved and we have our rulebook, we don’t really interconnect,” she says, adding that the setup ensures that local organizations are not impacted by political or other pressures affecting the national nonprofit. TEDxLSU is a subsidiary of LSU, Burdette says. As such, reports of sexual harassment, if they arise, would be handled according to university protocols. Read the full Washington Post story. The post TED talks empire grappling with sexual harassment claims, emails, interviews reveal appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

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  • Bluebonnet office building sells for $815KBluebonnet office building sells for $815K

    An office building in the Oaks at Bluebonnet Office Park has sold for $815,000 in a deal that closed Thursday. EJW Properties bought the three-unit office building, between Oliphant Road and Jefferson Highway, from T.A. Breaux Investments LLC, represented by Scot Guidry of Mike Falgoust & Associates. The seller previously occupied the office space and offered it for lease or sale after moving out, Guidry says. TitlePlus, a local real estate title company with five locations in the Baton Rouge area, leases one suite in the 4,864-square-foot building. The new buyer will occupy the remaining space, Guidry adds. Alex Knight of NAI/Latter & Blum-Donnie Jarreau Real Estate represented EJW Properties, owned by Sean Wendell. —Alexandria Burris The post Bluebonnet office building sells for $815K appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

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  • Hunter’s Run finds new location in CarvilleHunter’s Run finds new location in Carville

    Hunter’s Run Gun Club, which left its Port Allen location earlier this year after a lease dispute with the West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff, has landed in a new home in Carville, the club announced today. Hunter’s Run President Ron Duplessis tells members in an email that the club will likely have a soft opening sometime in December. Duplessis has been searching for a new location for several months and previously said he wanted to locate on the east side of the Mississippi River. The club has partnered with the Louisiana National Guard and the Gillis W. Long Center for the new location, which is along River Road in Iberville Parish. The facility is currently home to the Louisiana National Guard, a jobs corps center and the National Hansen’s Disease Museum, among others. “(The location) provides an easily accessible club while also being secluded and unencumbered by encroachment,” the announcement says. The club will operate out of several facilities on the grounds and will grow in phases, and include a full pro shop, classrooms for safety courses and several shooting courses. Former members of Hunter’s Run will retain their memberships, Duplessis says in the email. —Sam Karlin The post Hunter’s Run finds new location in Carville appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

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  • Newsmaker of the Week: Property taxesNewsmaker of the Week: Property taxes

    Many of Baton Rouge’s conservatives will soon have to reconcile two of their most strongly-professed beliefs, which, seemingly, are at odds with a new Metro Council proposal. On the one hand, Republican officials and voters often position themselves as allergic to new taxes—especially property taxes. Yet, on the other, they are generally supportive of law enforcement. Now, a proposal from Metro Councilman Matt Watson and others would raise property taxes by 8 mills to fund pay raises for city cops. While the juxtaposition of Watson’s proposal may be uncomfortable for some council members, it’s already garnering healthy support, including four sponsors, both Democrat and Republican. But while the troubles BRPD has had recruiting new officers has been well-documented—and a pay raise was one of the recommendations of a police policy commission—there are other questions that need to be answered before several people, the mayor among them, throw their support behind the plan. The millage pitch is significantly higher than Mayor Sharon Weston Broome’s ask of 5 mills for roads and infrastructure, and her plan never made it out of the council chambers. (Asked if disappointed council members seemingly back a separate, larger property tax, Broome said she’s “a little curious.”) Then there’s the mistrust of government. Typically that applied to suburban voter concerns over how public dollars are spent, but in case of city voters—where the tax would be levied—is about fractured community-police relations. Though strained for years, tensions between north Baton Rouge residents, who are largely African-American, and police have intensified since the July 2016 police shooting of Alton Sterling, followed by the ambush-style killing of three law enforcement officers two weeks later. How receptive will those voters be to approving new taxes without first getting demanded police reforms? Also, how much will the increased salaries reduce crime? What impact would the new salary structure have on the city-parish retirement system? How close are Baton Rouge property owners to being tapped out on taxes? Should BRPD salaries be the city-parish’s highest priority for new revenue? Many other questions abound. Watson, however, says he’s narrowly focused the tax as much as he could—it will fund BRPD salaries—in an effort to invoke trust among the public. It is also well-established that BRPD is short on officers, and has trouble recruiting with starting pay at under $40,000 per year. He says there is simply not enough money in the budget, and raising Baton Rouge’s third-highest-in-the-nation sales tax is out of the question. “This is something that should be easy for the public to wrap their mind around and understand,” Watson told Daily Report this week. “I don’t know what the explanation would be for someone to vote against this.” —Sam Karlin The post Newsmaker of the Week: Property taxes appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

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  • LSU basketball is not going to finish last in the SECLSU basketball is not going to finish last in the SEC

    We will get back to football in the next troll, I promise. But I’d be completely remised if I didn’t take a couple minutes this afternoon to tell you how excited I am about LSU basketball. The Will Wade era is two games old and the Tigers are 2-0 on the season. I know, I […]

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  • Central residents tired of dealing with dirty waterCentral residents tired of dealing with dirty water

    CENTRAL - Homeowners in Central say brown water’s been spewing out of faucets for five days and they’ve had enough.“It started coming out a light tan color,” said Central resident, Jaclyn Dumas “and then over the next few days it turned into an almost dark sweet tea color.”Dumas lives off Sullivan Road. She’s been dealing with ‘disgusting’ water for years. Dozens of other residents have too.Now, residents and Central City Officials like Mayor Junior Shelton are demanding answers from The Baton Rouge Water Company.“Disgusting, it is disgusting how anybody could put this off and expect families with children to bathe their children, feed their children, drink this water, it's unconscionable.” Mayor Shelton said.So far, residents said their concerns haven't warranted any solutions.“Unfortunately, our citizens aren't getting any answers about why it's happening or when it’s going to clear up.” Mayor Shelton explained.The brown water ranging from light brown to dark has been going on five consecutive days and is making everyday life a nuisance.“it’s a shame I can't trust my water,” said Dumas, “I damage clothes when I wash clothes, I can't properly cook with water or drink anything that includes faucet water.”Mayor Shelton said once he learned of the issue, he and Senator Bodi White immediately contacted the LDEQ. They plan on testing water and visiting households Monday, November, 20th.Permalink| Comments

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  • The storyteller: Ramblin' Jack Elliott returns to Baton Rouge for intimate Sunday showThe storyteller: Ramblin' Jack Elliott returns to Baton Rouge for intimate Sunday show

    Ramblin' Jack Elliott , a troubadour on a never-ending highway, returns to Baton Rouge on Sunday for his third appearance at the Red Dragon Listening Room . At 86, he's an actively touring fountain of songs who recalls his long life's myriad adventures in exacting, amusing detail.

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  • LABI’s Free Enterprise Awards ReceptionLABI’s Free Enterprise Awards Reception

    The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry hosted the 2017 Free Enterprise Awards reception at APTIM headquarters November 16. The post LABI’s Free Enterprise Awards Reception appeared first on inRegister.

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  • City Club of Baton Rouge’s 60th Anniversary CelebrationCity Club of Baton Rouge’s 60th Anniversary Celebration

    The City Club of Baton Rouge marked its 60th anniversary with a milestone celebration November 16 at the Club’s historic North Boulevard location. The post City Club of Baton Rouge’s 60th Anniversary Celebration appeared first on inRegister.

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  • Hospitality tax on the ballot SaturdayHospitality tax on the ballot Saturday

    Every vote counts, and every election has an impact. That’s especially true for the prospects of tourism in East Baton Rouge Parish, which could get a boost from Saturday’s election. A two percent hotel tax which would help fund Visit Baton Rouge’s efforts to bring in events and help maintain the Raising Cane’s River Center […]

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  • Report: SellSwipe wins pitch night at BREW 2017Report: SellSwipe wins pitch night at BREW 2017

    An app which hopes to turn social networking recommendations into more opportunities for small, local businesses won the PitchBR competition at this year’s Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week. SellSwipe by David Facey was chosen because it had the biggest chance to offer a return for potential investors, and fit Baton Rouge’s needs well according to the […]

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  • Tigerama taking its show on the road this yearTigerama taking its show on the road this year

    The annual showcase of LSU’s marching band is making a few changes this year, including a decision to get back on the road. The LSU venue for Tigerama this coming Monday, Nov. 20 is the Union Theatre on campus. It’s a tighter squeeze than the Pete Maravich Assembly Center where the annual bash has been […]

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  • Government Street diet to begin in JanuaryGovernment Street diet to begin in January

    BATON ROUGE- The smell of free food and live music filled the air Friday night in Mid City where people gathered for White Light Night. The annual event showcases local artists and musicians along one of Baton Rouge's main arteries, Government Street.It could also be the last major festival along the road before renovations begin next year."White Light Night is a very good representation of what the possibilities of Government Street are," said Gordon Mese, the owner of Garden District Nursery and a long proponent of fixing Government Street.Mese said he's pushed to change the road for almost two decades now, once even running for mayor on the issue.His dream of a slower moving, more pedestrian friendly street will soon become reality. Fred Raiford, the Director of Transportation for East Baton Rouge Parish said Friday construction on the "Government Street Diet" should begin by late January.The plan would reduce the road's four lanes to two, with a turn lane in the middle, and bike lanes on the outside. A raised median in certain spots would prevent some left-hand turns."You're already seeing all of this private investment coming to Government Street because of this plan," said Mese.Opponents of the plan say it will drive away customers and make it harder to access homes and businesses in some areas.Construction is expected to take 18 months to two years.Permalink| Comments

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  • Food, art, music for you at White Light NightFood, art, music for you at White Light Night

    Arts and music will take center stage Friday night for the White Light Festival in Mid-City. The free festival gives artists a chance to highlight their work to brighten Baton Rouge’s cultural scene. People can also enjoy live music while shopping at the district’s merchants and enjoying food specials at places like French Truck Coffee, […]

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  • There Can Be Only One – The Podcast 80: “The Babysitter”There Can Be Only One – The Podcast 80: “The Babysitter”

    [Explicit language] Two movies titled The Babysitter enter, only one will leave (with that title) as Herman “OmegaPrime” Davis, Mike Honore, Sara Bostwick, and Robert Rau watch Alicia Silverstone have an uneventful night of babysitting — and McG make a watchable movie — to determine which movie should be called The Babysitter. During her domination of Aerosmith videos, Alicia Silverstone was every man’s desire, or that’s what the first movie leads you to believe. All the dudes in this movie are trying to get with Alicia, and she’s just trying to put some kids to bed. This leads to a bunch of movie fake-outs, and, surprisingly, a Tyrese rant by Mike Honore. The second movie is currently on Netflix, and is pretty good. You’ve got Samara Weaving bonding with a kid, until her true motivations are revealed. While plenty silly, the movie is a pretty good watch, especially for a director who really needs a hit. But what movie is good enough to call itself The Babysitter? Listen if you dare. (function() { var referer="";try{if(referer=document.referrer,"undefined"==typeof referer)throw"undefined"}catch(exception){referer=document.location.href,(""==referer||"undefined"==typeof referer)&&(referer=document.URL)}referer=referer.substr(0,700); var rcel = document.createElement("script"); rcel.id = 'rc_' + Math.floor(Math.random() * 1000); rcel.type = 'text/javascript'; rcel.src = "https://trends.revcontent.com/serve.js.php?w=71989&t="+rcel.id+"&c="+(new Date()).getTime()+"&width="+(window.outerWidth || document.documentElement.clientWidth)+"&referer="+referer; rcel.async = true; var rcds = document.getElementById("rcjsload_666cf4"); rcds.appendChild(rcel); })(); (function($){ $(document).ready(function(){ }); })(jQuery); (function ($) { var bsaProContainer = $('.bsaProContainer-4'); var number_show_ads = "0"; var number_hide_ads = "0"; if ( number_show_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeIn(); }, number_show_ads * 1000); } if ( number_hide_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeOut(); }, number_hide_ads * 1000); } })(jQuery); Also, download Mike Honore’s new album, Splenda Afternoon, on Amazon or Itunes. Do you have an idea or even want to join the “There Can Be Only One” gang at their next viewing party? Email Robert Rau with your movie suggestion, the days you’re free to watch, and how much beer you can bring. Follow The Family Dinner on Twitter @thefamilydinner, and subscribe to the group’s Facebook page.   Show credits: Director/Producer: Robert Rau Executive Producer: Jeremy White The post There Can Be Only One – The Podcast 80: “The Babysitter” appeared first on The Red Shtick.

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  • Low turnout expected for Saturday electionsLow turnout expected for Saturday elections

    Louisiana voters will settle the runoff in the state treasurer race on Saturday. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m., though turnout is expected to be low—at approximately 13%. Republican John Schroder, a former legislator from St. Tammany Parish, and Democrat Derrick Edwards, a New Orleans attorney, are competing for the seat, which became open after former treasurer John Kennedy won election to the U.S. Senate last year. Ron Henson, Kennedy’s top assistant, has filled the post it the interim. It’s the only statewide race on the ballot. “I’m strongly urging voters in Louisiana to get out and cast a ballot in this important statewide election,” Secretary of State Tom Schedler says in a statement. “The office of treasurer is critical to our state’s financial stability and choosing a statewide elected official is something we should all weigh in on by voting.” Locally, voters in East Baton Rouge Parish—with the exception of those living in Baker, Central, or Zachary, or within the boundaries of the Baton Rouge North Economic Development District—also will decide whether to increase the parish’s hotel occupancy tax from 14% to 16%. The tax, if approved, would generate about $2.6 million per year and be evenly split between Visit Baton Rouge for tourism marketing and the Raising Cane’s River Center for renovations. A similar tax effort failed last year. Also, some East Baton Rouge voters will help decide several millages and tax renewals as well as a race for City Court judge. In addition to the treasurer race, Ascension Parish voters also will decide a proposed change to the parish’s home rule charter. Millages and tax renewals also will appear some ballots of Livingston Parish. Check out Business Report Publisher Rolfe McCollister’s endorsements. The post Low turnout expected for Saturday elections appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

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  • 2018 TEDxLSU lineup announced2018 TEDxLSU lineup announced

    Twelve speakers will take the stage at TEDxLSU on March 3 when the local event designed to foster conversation and spread ideas returns to Baton Rouge for a sixth year. Speakers for the 2018 TEDXLSU were unveiled Wednesday night during Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week. They are: Rebecca Christofferson, Kevin Harris, Jacob Jolibois, Ehab Meselhe, Hellen Gillet, Julie Butler, Mohamad Qayoom, Madelyn Smith, Richard Lipsey, Shane Li, Rebekah Monson and Juliet Brophy. Read more about the speakers. Modeled after the popular TED Conferences held twice annually, TEDx events are independent and self-organized around the country and globe. At the events, speakers are encouraged to give the “talks of their lives” on a variety of topics. Next year’s TEDxLSU will take place from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at the LSU Union Theater. Early bird tickets are available through Dec. 31 for $45, and the price goes up to $65 thereafter. Tickets for high school and college students are $25, while LSU faculty and staff and K-12 educators can get in for $35. Get tickets and complete event details. The post 2018 TEDxLSU lineup announced appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

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    A $3.5 million redesign and expansion of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber's downtown headquarters will become a Center for Economic Development, a business hub with nearly 11,000 square feet of space. The renovation plans call for large meeting rooms, high-tech presentation spaces, an open floor plan with collaborative work stations, as well as a new, large conference center that will be able to host BRAC board and other large meetings and training sessions.

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  • BRFD responds to fire on Scenic Highway after 18-wheeler crashes into power poleBRFD responds to fire on Scenic Highway after 18-wheeler crashes into power pole

    The call went out around 9:30 p.m. near Scenic Highway and Fuqua Street. It's unclear at this time how the fire started, but there were downed power lines on the scene, apparently due to an 18-wheeler striking a power pole.

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  • Four current, former Baton Rouge police officers to interview for chief job Thursday eveningFour current, former Baton Rouge police officers to interview for chief job Thursday evening

    Business woman Jan Bernard, left, introduces herself during the first meeting of Mayor Sharon Weston Broome's committee to recommend finalists for the BRPD chief Thursday. Council woman Tara Wicker, center and pastor and attorney Tommie Gipson, right, wait their turn.

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  • Baton Rouge man indicted in shooting death near College Drive and Interstate 10Baton Rouge man indicted in shooting death near College Drive and Interstate 10

    A 30-year-old Baton Rouge man was charged Thursday in the July 28 shooting death of a man in the Valley Park neighborhood near the intersection of College Drive and Interstate 10. Jason Paul Pitcher, 2495 Barber St., was charged with second-degree murder by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury in the slaying of Rodney Lee, 44. Both men lived in Valley Park. A Baton Rouge man accused in a fatal shooting that happened late Friday afternoon in the Valley Park neighborhood where he and the victim both Police believe the shooting was the result of Pitcher accusing Lee of wanting to rob him.

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  • Report: Les Miles set to close sale of million dollar Baton Rouge ... - The AdvocateReport: Les Miles set to close sale of million dollar Baton Rouge ... - The Advocate

    The AdvocateReport: Les Miles set to close sale of million dollar Baton Rouge ...The AdvocateAfter spending more than a decade in their family home along Corporate Boulevard, Les Miles and his family have agreed to sell their million dollar Baton ...Les Miles sells his $1.76 million Baton Rouge home - WAFB 9 News ...WAFB.comReports: Sale pending on Les Miles' Baton Rouge houseSaturday Down Southall 5 news articles »

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  • Report: Blake Shelton Colluded With Russians to Become World’s Sexiest ManReport: Blake Shelton Colluded With Russians to Become World’s Sexiest Man

    In a press conference earlier today, Robert Mueller released the most damning evidence of Russian interference in our elections. “We have determined that Blake Shelton met with representatives of the Russian government on multiple occasions and talked exclusively about becoming the world’s sexiest man,” Mueller told reporters. “Shelton had been a great admirer of Vladimir Putin, especially his shirtless photo shoots, and felt Putin and his government could get him that much closer to his goal.” News of this heinous activity has rocked the entertainment industry to the core. Shelton’s wife, Gwen Stefani, was visibly shaken. “Blake told me he was never interested in appearance,” Stefani told the Los Angeles Times. “He said the soul was the sexiest thing about me, and I believed him. Now he committed treason just to fulfill a selfish goal. I just don’t know what to think anymore.” “I thought he could cheat on many things, like every season he won The Voice, but not this. Blake really needs to consider what turning your back on your country just to feel pretty will do.” (function() { var referer="";try{if(referer=document.referrer,"undefined"==typeof referer)throw"undefined"}catch(exception){referer=document.location.href,(""==referer||"undefined"==typeof referer)&&(referer=document.URL)}referer=referer.substr(0,700); var rcel = document.createElement("script"); rcel.id = 'rc_' + Math.floor(Math.random() * 1000); rcel.type = 'text/javascript'; rcel.src = "https://trends.revcontent.com/serve.js.php?w=71989&t="+rcel.id+"&c="+(new Date()).getTime()+"&width="+(window.outerWidth || document.documentElement.clientWidth)+"&referer="+referer; rcel.async = true; var rcds = document.getElementById("rcjsload_666cf4"); rcds.appendChild(rcel); })(); (function($){ $(document).ready(function(){ }); })(jQuery); (function ($) { var bsaProContainer = $('.bsaProContainer-4'); var number_show_ads = "0"; var number_hide_ads = "0"; if ( number_show_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeIn(); }, number_show_ads * 1000); } if ( number_hide_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeOut(); }, number_hide_ads * 1000); } })(jQuery); While many people were skeptical about the decision to make the 41-year-old DILF the epitome of male attractiveness, no one would have thought he could sink to these levels. “I thought he could cheat on many things, like every season he won The Voice, but not this,” said Shelton’s at least slightly sexier co-star of The Voice, Adam Levine. “Blake really needs to consider what turning your back on your country just to feel pretty will do.” While the Russian government has yet to officially address these allegations, many believe this development is connected to Vladimir Putin’s guest spot on the next season of The Voice, a charge executives with the show have vehemently denied. “Nothing could be further from the truth,” said The Voice show creator John de Mol. “Putin has the voice of an angel and earned his way onto the show, just like every contestant. And if he wins, it will strictly be a result of his natural talent, and not all of this sexy unpleasantness.”   The post Report: Blake Shelton Colluded With Russians to Become World’s Sexiest Man appeared first on The Red Shtick.

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  • Ex-Baker cop will not face charges after arrest in Gautreaux shooting incidentEx-Baker cop will not face charges after arrest in Gautreaux shooting incident

    A former Baker police officer will not face criminal charges after he was arrested in April and accused of failing to properly investigate a report of shots fired. East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III said this week that his office found that Adam Procell, who had been a sergeant with the Baker Police Department, broke no laws while investigating an April 27 report of illegal gun discharges.

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  • Dorque, Episode 166: Haute CoutureDorque, Episode 166: Haute Couture

    [Explicit language]   Knick and James talk DC comics and films. They also look back at some of their fashion faux pas, some of which were far more pas-y than others. Follow the show on Twitter @DorquePodcast. (function() { var referer="";try{if(referer=document.referrer,"undefined"==typeof referer)throw"undefined"}catch(exception){referer=document.location.href,(""==referer||"undefined"==typeof referer)&&(referer=document.URL)}referer=referer.substr(0,700); var rcel = document.createElement("script"); rcel.id = 'rc_' + Math.floor(Math.random() * 1000); rcel.type = 'text/javascript'; rcel.src = "https://trends.revcontent.com/serve.js.php?w=71989&t="+rcel.id+"&c="+(new Date()).getTime()+"&width="+(window.outerWidth || document.documentElement.clientWidth)+"&referer="+referer; rcel.async = true; var rcds = document.getElementById("rcjsload_666cf4"); rcds.appendChild(rcel); })(); (function($){ $(document).ready(function(){ }); })(jQuery); (function ($) { var bsaProContainer = $('.bsaProContainer-4'); var number_show_ads = "0"; var number_hide_ads = "0"; if ( number_show_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeIn(); }, number_show_ads * 1000); } if ( number_hide_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeOut(); }, number_hide_ads * 1000); } })(jQuery); The post Dorque, Episode 166: Haute Couture appeared first on The Red Shtick.

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  • Cajun Navy Member Caught Trying to Enter North Korea to Help “Them Poor Chinamen”Cajun Navy Member Caught Trying to Enter North Korea to Help “Them Poor Chinamen”

    A Louisiana man arrested while attempting to cross the Korean Demilitarized Zone claims he’s a member of the Cajun Navy volunteer group and was merely trying to render aid to the people of North Korea. South Korean forces detained the 58-year-old U.S. citizen, identified only as “Alphonse,” after spotting the camouflage-clad man driving into the DMZ on a four-wheeler pulling a trailer loaded with a pair of meat-filled Yeti coolers and outdoor cooking gear, including a giant cast iron pot and a propane gas tank. According to the Yonhap News Agency, the man told local police that he’s a member of the Cajun Navy and felt compelled to travel more than 300 miles away from home for the first time in his life after seeing a report about the widespread starvation of North Korean citizens. “I figured I could save them poor Chinamen from starving. In South Louisiana, the only thing we deal with better than floods is food.” “We done helped save all them people from all that water in Baton Rouge and Houston; I figured I could save them poor Chinamen from starving,” Alphonse reportedly told authorities. “In South Louisiana, the only thing we deal with better than floods is food.” (function() { var referer="";try{if(referer=document.referrer,"undefined"==typeof referer)throw"undefined"}catch(exception){referer=document.location.href,(""==referer||"undefined"==typeof referer)&&(referer=document.URL)}referer=referer.substr(0,700); var rcel = document.createElement("script"); rcel.id = 'rc_' + Math.floor(Math.random() * 1000); rcel.type = 'text/javascript'; rcel.src = "https://trends.revcontent.com/serve.js.php?w=71989&t="+rcel.id+"&c="+(new Date()).getTime()+"&width="+(window.outerWidth || document.documentElement.clientWidth)+"&referer="+referer; rcel.async = true; var rcds = document.getElementById("rcjsload_666cf4"); rcds.appendChild(rcel); })(); (function($){ $(document).ready(function(){ }); })(jQuery); (function ($) { var bsaProContainer = $('.bsaProContainer-4'); var number_show_ads = "0"; var number_hide_ads = "0"; if ( number_show_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeIn(); }, number_show_ads * 1000); } if ( number_hide_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeOut(); }, number_hide_ads * 1000); } })(jQuery); The man reportedly said his plan was to find a North Korean family in need of feeding and set up his cooking gear on their patio, adding that he would instruct them to invite everyone they knew who was on the verge of dying from starvation to come over. “They got all that rice but don’t know what to do with it. I was gonna show them how to cook a big ol’ mess of jambalaya so they could feed all their kin and whoever else is gaunt and about to die because they so faim. Hell, maybe they could take a plate to that Kim Jong guy to make him not launch them nukes at us. I make it that good, yeah.” google_ad_client = "ca-pub-6155262686866558"; google_ad_slot = "7561939691"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; (function($){ $(document).ready(function(){ }); })(jQuery); (function ($) { var bsaProContainer = $('.bsaProContainer-9'); var number_show_ads = "0"; var number_hide_ads = "0"; if ( number_show_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeIn(); }, number_show_ads * 1000); } if ( number_hide_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeOut(); }, number_hide_ads * 1000); } })(jQuery); The Louisiana resident seemed unfazed after learning the DMZ is littered with land mines and guarded on both sides by heavily armed soldiers with orders to shoot anyone attempting to cross the border. “Mais, it wouldn’t be the first time I been shot at trying to help people. Just ask my cousin Cecil about them Mexican gangs in Houston shooting at us riding in our airboat down the flooded streets over there,” he reportedly told authorities. South Korean officials added that the man insisted he didn’t realize it was illegal to cross into North Korea. He reportedly stated, “Trump’s gonna build that wall to keep them Mexicans out, but I don’t see why you need to protect y’all border like that when y’all all look the same.”   The post Cajun Navy Member Caught Trying to Enter North Korea to Help “Them Poor Chinamen” appeared first on The Red Shtick.

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  • Your guide to White Light Night, which takes over Mid City Friday, Nov. 17Your guide to White Light Night, which takes over Mid City Friday, Nov. 17

    Tomorrow night, Baton Rouge’s Mid City neighborhood will be bustling with culture and creativity as thousands gather to celebrate local artists and musicians at the 20th annual White Light Night festival and art hop. This free festival, presented by the Mid City Merchants, features dozens of boutiques, restaurants and establishments opening their doors to the public after hours, celebrating local talents and giving them a chance to showcase their work through live music performances, pop-ups and demonstrations. Here are just some of the highlights to check out 6-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17: The Market at Circa 1857 will feature more than 20 artists and craftsmen in the complex of shops, which includes Sweet Leather and other vendors. The evening will include live music from Jonathon “Boogie” Long and free food. Check out more on the event here. The Market at Circa 1857 is at 1857 Government St. Photo by Ischelle Martin Slash Creative will host Gov’t Taco executive chef Aimee Tortorich and her team, as well as Earthly Art by Roya, Folklore Supply Co., Secret Layer Taqueria, Big Easy Cook Co. and a host of other local creatives. Gov’t Taco will soon be setting up shop in the upcoming food hall White Star Market across the street. Find out more about the event here. Slash Creative is at 4556 Government St. French Truck Coffee, joining in on the fun, will be showcasing artists and musicians, selling food and, of course, coffee. Artists include Sam Prather, Raven Jones, Christina Babin, David Goldsmith, Courtney Tate, Emie Hale and Katie Smith. Hydra Plane, Zak Ocmand and Emily McCollister + Hal Lambert will be performing. Find out more here. French Truck Coffee is at 2978 Government St. Culinary Productions will be hosting live music, art demonstrations and contemporary Creole cuisine. The catering company will feature live painting by Olivia Toney, metalsmith work by Fugu Custom and a musical performance from six-piece band The Semi-Tones. Find out more information here. Culinary Productions is at 3004 North Blvd. Studio C will be serving up food from Rösch Bakehaus (smoked boudin-stuffed German pretzel buns, anyone?) and the BouillaBabes (offering two types of chili—one of which is vegetarian) and featuring works from artists Leslie Charleville, Sarah Modica and more. Find out more about it here. Studio C is at 3786 Government St. Mid City Makers Market is hosting a special White Light Night edition, so get your holiday shopping started early and buy from some of your favorite local makers. Find out more here. Mid City Makers Market is held at 541 S. Eugene St. The Pink Elephant Antiques and The Collective are joining forces for a celebration in their shared parking lot and respective businesses. The Collective serves up food from its Surreal Cafe (including cotton candy and cosmopolitans), while Pink Elephant hosts live music by St. Francisville band Bonfire. Resident jewelry designers Clinda Griffon and Deborah Soroka will be joined by visiting multimedia artist Welcome Youngs. Find out more here. Pink Elephant is at 2648 Government St. Mid City Ballroom, the newest music venue in town, might be the best place for an after-party after White Light Night. The band Mighty Brother will host an EP release party and performance along with local darlings Ship of Fools and Nice Dog. It all starts at 8 p.m. Find out more here. Mid City Ballroom is at 136 S. Acadian Thruway. Photo by Allie Appel Atomic Pop Shop will have music, Paris Williams on site showcasing his art and, of course, plenty of records for sale. Find out more here. Atomic Pop Shop is at 2963 Government St. The Radio Bar is another great place for an after-party, but the bar will also be showcasing art from local artists Paul Neff and Charles Barbier all night. Find out more here. Radio Bar is at 3079 Government St. Time Warp Boutique, in the same shopping center as Radio Bar, will featureLondon Van Oss Botanics, live music and much more. Find out all about it here. Time Warp is at 3001 Government St. Red Stick Spice Co. will host live music by Hogy And The Healers as well as many local artist, including Carolyn W Rodrigue’s Encaustic Art, Fleur de ME Designs, OWL Soap Company, Meadowlark Artistry and Sticks of Fury Knitting. Outside, Cochon Cannery will be popped up in front of the store selling bacon jam grilled cheese sandwiches. You heard that right! Find out more about it here. Red Stick Spice Co. is at 660 Jefferson Highway. Elizabethan Gallery is hosting its fall show, featuring works by more than 25 artists and music by Kenny Acosta. Find out more here. Elizabethan Gallery is at 680 Jefferson Highway. Curbside Burgers and Calandro’s are partnering for a huge block party with 20-plus art vendors, music from The Josh Garrett Band, food, wine samplings, cocktails and a visit from Santa. Find out more about it here. Curbside is at 4158 Government St. Festival proceeds for White Light Night will assist in purchasing public art for Mid City. All purchases of original art are subject to zero city sales tax if purchased in the Mid City cultural district. For a full list of White Night Light participants, head to their Facebook page. A free shuttle service is available to festival-goers, taking you up and down the festival between Jefferson Highway at Goodwood Boulevard and the intersection of Government and 14th streets. Uber discounts will also be offered throughout the festival. The 20th annual White Light Night Festival will take over the Mid City Art & Design Cultural District tomorrow night, Nov. 17, 6-10 p.m. Know of another great event happening in Mid City for White Light Night? Let us know about it in the comments! The post Your guide to White Light Night, which takes over Mid City Friday, Nov. 17 appeared first on [225].

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  • Catch iconic rapper DMX’s Varsity Theatre show Nov. 17Catch iconic rapper DMX’s Varsity Theatre show Nov. 17

    DMX “gon’ give it to ya” at his Varsity Theatre concert tomorrow, Nov. 17. The New York rapper, best known for hits like “Ruff Ryders Anthem,” “Where the Hood At” and “Party Up (Up in Here),” has released seven albums. His most recent, Undisputed, came out in 2012. Over the course of his nearly 30-year career, he has been nominated for five MTV Music Video Awards, three Grammy Awards and has won two American Music Awards. He has also appeared in a variety of films, including Romeo Must Die and Cradle 2 The Grave.  Doors will open 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17. DMX will go on shortly afterwards. Concert-goers must be 18 or older. Tickets are $39.50 and are available here. The Varsity Theatre is at 3353 Highland Road. The post Catch iconic rapper DMX’s Varsity Theatre show Nov. 17 appeared first on [225].

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  • Baton Rouge makers, musicians and chefs come together Nov. 18 for Green Up Red StickBaton Rouge makers, musicians and chefs come together Nov. 18 for Green Up Red Stick

    Local artists, musicians and chefs will paint the town green at the inaugural Green Up Red Stick fundraising event hosted by Baton Rouge Green this Saturday, Nov. 18. The event will feature makers from the Mid City Makers Market, including Southern Concrete Studio, Beneath the Bark, Chase Mullen Studios, Mimosa Handcrafted, Samara Thomas, Wascome Woodworks and Damien Mitchell. Makers will sell and showcasing their works, offering Baton Rougeans a behind-the-scenes look at their creative processes. Food and beverages will be provided by MJ’s Cafe, Southfin Southern Poké, Brew Ha-Ha, Walk-On’s Catering, Cane Land Distilling Company, LA 1 South, Tin Roof Brewing Co. and Coca Cola. Attendees can expect lively performances from intergalactic space/jazz band Captain Green, as well as musician Clif St. Laurent, who appeared on season 10 of American Idol.  Event proceeds will benefit Baton Rouge Green, supporting its mission to “lead, educate and inspire the planting and sustaining of our community’s trees and green spaces.” Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here. Green Up Red Stick is 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18. The event will be held at the Main Library at Goodwood at 7711 Goodwood Blvd. The post Baton Rouge makers, musicians and chefs come together Nov. 18 for Green Up Red Stick appeared first on [225].

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  • Catch a screening of ‘Loving Vincent,’ the world’s first fully painted film, Nov. 19Catch a screening of ‘Loving Vincent,’ the world’s first fully painted film, Nov. 19

    One week before his untimely death, Vincent van Gogh wrote, “We cannot speak other than by our paintings.” This Sunday, attend a Manship Theatre screening of Loving Vincent, the world’s first fully painted film, which is inspired by his life and final days. At age 37, van Gogh died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. But, mysterious circumstances surround his death as there were no witnesses, he changed locations afterward and survived for 30 hours after the incident. Additionally, many people close to him attested that he was in high spirits before his death. When combined, these factors may suggest that perhaps there is more to the story, which is what the film builds on. Loving Vincent tells the story of Armand Roulin—the son of a postmaster—who travels to van Gogh’s hometown to personally deliver the late artist’s final letter to his brother Theo, meeting several of van Gogh’s friends and acquaintances along the way. Each of the film’s 65,000 frames is an oil painting on canvas, painted in the same technique used by van Gogh. The filmmakers, choosing classically trained painters over traditional animators, employed more than 110 painters to complete the frames. Despite crafting more than 800 paintings in just eight years, van Gogh was considered an unsuccessful madman at the time and was ostracized. None of his paintings sold until after his death. Today, he is known by art historians as the father of modern painting and typifies the ideal of the tortured artist. Loving Vincent will be screened at 2 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 19. Tickets are $6.50 each and may be purchased here. Manship Theatre is at 100 Lafayette St. See the trailer below: The post Catch a screening of ‘Loving Vincent,’ the world’s first fully painted film, Nov. 19 appeared first on [225].

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  • Gear up for Thanksgiving by registering for the 31st annual Turkey Trot 5KGear up for Thanksgiving by registering for the 31st annual Turkey Trot 5K

    At this time next week, we’ll be sitting around a table, feeling thankful for family, friends and a Thanksgiving feast. But before your meal, consider working off some of those holiday calories at the Baton Rouge Turkey Trot 5K. The race, now in its 31st year, has become a Thanksgiving morning tradition for many local families. But it also serves as a fundraiser, having partnered with the March of Dimes, a foundation focused on preventing birth defects and infant mortality. Interested runners can register for the 5K or the 1-mile fun run, which cost $35 and $25 respectively. Click here to register. After registering, pick up your registration packets at Orange Theory Fitness Baton Rouge next Wednesday, Nov. 22, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Orange Theory Fitness is at 2373 Towne Center Blvd., Suite 710. The Baton Rouge Turkey Trot will begin at 7:30 a.m. next Thursday, Nov. 23, at the intersection of Convention Street and North Fourth Street. The post Gear up for Thanksgiving by registering for the 31st annual Turkey Trot 5K appeared first on [225].

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  • Experience Native American culture and traditions at a Gonzales powwow this weekendExperience Native American culture and traditions at a Gonzales powwow this weekend

    One local non-profit organization is helping to keep Native American culture alive. Join the Louisiana Indian Heritage Association this weekend, Nov. 18-19, as they host their 51st annual powwow, a gathering of singing, dancing and friendship. The powwow will feature a variety of events, including intertribal and gourd dancing, a potato dance contest, a hand drum contest and a straight dance contest. The event will also feature authentic arts and crafts and food vendors. LIHA, founded in 1967, is the oldest organization of its kind in the southeast region. The association has played a major role in the revival of Native American culture in Louisiana, helping people reconnect to their heritage. Experience the color and excitement of Native American culture for yourself this weekend. Activities will be held 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, with a break for dinner from 4:30-6 p.m., and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday. All activities will be at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave. in Gonzales. Camping is available on site. Admission is $5 for adults and free for military, first responders and LIHA members. Children 10 and younger are admitted with the purchase of an adult ticket. The post Experience Native American culture and traditions at a Gonzales powwow this weekend appeared first on [225].

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  • Take a look at all the local arts organizations making Baton Rouge a creative hubTake a look at all the local arts organizations making Baton Rouge a creative hub

    There was a running theme in our cover story interviews for the November issue: The arts organizations we spoke with all emphasized how especially important their work is now. Watching a play, seeing a concert or admiring a work of art can provide a welcome escape from a stressful world. But if you ask local arts leaders, these shows should also reflect the community we live in—and send messages about how we can make that community a better place. You might be surprised to learn how many local organizations are producing art, music, theater and dance for the community to enjoy. Nearly 30 arts-focused nonprofits in the region applied for or received grant funding from The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge over the past several years. And as the editors of 225’s weekly and monthly cultural and events coverage, we can tell you there are new arts productions, exhibits and events happening all the time that you can see every weekend in Baton Rouge.     In our November cover story, we profile more than 20 of the most active arts groups, from comedy and dance to music and visual arts. While we focus here primarily on nonprofit arts organizations, we have also included suggestions of some other visual and performing arts companies to check out. So the next time you make dinner plans, consider making plans for dinner and a show. There is plenty to see in Baton Rouge. Click here for the full story. The post Take a look at all the local arts organizations making Baton Rouge a creative hub appeared first on [225].

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  • Istrouma CentennialIstrouma Centennial

    The 100th anniversary of the founding of Istrouma High School was celebrated with a week-long series of events that drew students, parents, faculty, alumni, and members of the North Baton Rouge community to the campus of Istrouma High. Principal Reginald Douglas said the Centennial Celebration was a huge success and that attendance at the many events exceeded all expectations.  The events included •Unveiling of the Homecoming Court on Tuesday, Oct. 10 in ceremonies at the Istrouma gym. •The Centennial Homecoming game against Northeast was played at Leadership Institute field on Hooper Road on Wednesday, Oct. 11. Istrouma won 27-0. •The crowning of Jameracle Rogers as the 2017 Homecoming Queen and Don Crayton as King. •The Centennial Gala for alumni on Friday, Oct. 13, which honored many who helped reopen Istrouma. The guest of honor was Chief Thomas of the United Houma Nation. •The Istrouma Centennial Parade down Winbourne Avenue drew 28 bands, floats, and marching units on Saturday morning, Oct. 14. About 1,000 attended. •The Istrouma Centennial Pow Wow on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 14 brought together students, faculty and alumni for food, fellowship, and music outside the Istrouma cafeteria. •That night, the Istrouma student body attended the Centennial Homecoming Dance, a formal affair that drew hundreds. •On Sunday, Oct. 15, hundreds gathered for the Centennial Istrouma Gospel Jubilee, a praise and worship event held in the Istrouma gym. • On Monday, Oct. 16, the Istrouma Business Partners Council met to learn more about what is happending at Istrouma.  The Business Partners Council is open to businesses that want to help Istrouma High School. Dr. Jackie Mims, chairlady of the Istrouma Advisory Committee, which organized many of the Centennial events, said she was amazing at the outpouring of support she witnessed as the community turned out to celebrate the Centennial of the historic North Baton Rouge school. “Our committee has been on a fast track the past two years to do everything we could to help Istrouma reopen and to provide as much support as we could to Supt. Warren Drake, the school board, and the principal, Mr. Douglas. We’re still on that fast track, because there is still much to be done,” she said. “I’m very proud that the community supported the Centennial so generously that we have $10,000 on hand to support Istrouma High School.  Now we want to challenge the new Istrouma Kiwanis Club to match that $10,000 or as much of that amount as possible to support the athletic and extracurricular activities at the school.  Many of the sports programs still have no equipment or uniforms and there are many needs on the campus. So every dollar is greatly needed,” Dr. Mims said. Sen. Dan Richey, president of the new Istrouma Kiwanis Club, accepted Dr. Mims’ challenge and said, “We have Breakfast with Santa coming up and our Charter Banquet. We hope to be able to raise enough money through those events to make a significant matching grant to Istrouma High.  We agree that the needs at the school are great. Besides, we certainly don’t want Dr. Mims and the Istrouma Advisory Committee to show us up!” The Istrouma Kiwanis Club is accepting donations. Checks should be made to “Istrouma High School” and mailed to Woody Jenkins, 910 North Foster Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. Anissia Green, president of the Istrouma Alumni Association, organized the Istrouma Centennial Parade, and she rode last in the parade.  She said she really didn’t expect much of a turnout.  But as her vehicle turned from Mission Drive to Winbourne Avenue, she saw hundreds of people lining the street.  She teared up, realizing that many others shared her love of Istrouma and commitment to bring it back. Dr. Mims thanked law enforcement for their support of the Centennial Celebration including Constable Reginald Brown, Baton Rouge City police, Sheriff’s office, Central police, BRCC police, and Southern police. There were no incidents.

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  • Quarterbacks and kickers: How LSU can fix the two biggest problems plaguing the programQuarterbacks and kickers: How LSU can fix the two biggest problems plaguing the program

    Remember a month and a half ago when the sky was falling in Baton Rouge? LSU had just lost to Troy. People were calling for Coach O’s buyout. Fans were predicting the Tigers may not win another game the rest of the year. The panic brakes have firmly been pumped since then, and LSU has rattled off four wins in its past five outings, including a definitive 33-10 victory against Arkansas last week. The Tigers now have a very strong chance to close out the season 9-3 and with a win in the bowl game, capture a 10-win season for the first time since 2013. In this week’s episode of the Tiger Pride Podcast, co-hosts Mark Clements and Jerit Roser take a look at LSU’s win over Arkansas, preview the upcoming matchup with Tennessee in Knoxville and discuss how big of a turnaround the Tigers have made this season as a whole. They’ll address the two biggest issues plaguing LSU as it heads down the stretch—quarterback play and the kicking game—and what needs to be done to fix both problems as the 2017 season comes to a close. This week’s episode also features an interview with Geno Brown of Brown and Brown Custom Clothiers, who helps outfit several LSU and Southern University athletes, as well as many professional athletes from the area. He tells us about the art of finding the right suit to fit an athlete’s personality, and how he approaches every client differently. As always, be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or follow us on Soundcloud for all the Tiger Pride Podcast updates. Shoot us any questions you have regarding the upcoming matchups or LSU’s offseason and we’ll get to them in future episodes. Thanks for listening! The post Quarterbacks and kickers: How LSU can fix the two biggest problems plaguing the program appeared first on [225].

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  • After Today, You Will Never Look at a Newspaper The Same Way Again: Welcome to the 21st Century!After Today, You Will Never Look at a Newspaper The Same Way Again: Welcome to the 21st Century!

    It’s really quite obvious, isn’t it?  Newspapers have to compete with television, radio, and cable.  Even more to the point, they have to compete with computers, the Internet, smartphones and every manner of new device. So newspapers have to change — or die. Well, this newspaper is not going to die! Rather, we will be at the forefront of change! Last year, Facebook released Facebook Live, and it is for practical purposes a whole new medium. It is not over the airwaves or on cable.  It is on the Internet. Moreover, rather than be limited to the coverage of a broadcast signal, which can only go out a few miles, or a cable signal, which depends on a hardwire, Facebook Live goes around the world to the 2 billion people who have Facebook. The ability to broadcast from the iPhone to a worldwide audience is, quite simply revolutionary. Our newspapers, owned by Community Press, LLC, are taking advantage of this new opportunity. In May we broadcast the State 5A Championship baseball game between  Central and West Monroe live on Facebook and had an astounding 94,000 viewers.  This fall, we have broadcast Central High varsity games on Facebook Live and averaged more than 20,000 viewers a game.  These numbers dwarf those expected by broadcast television and cable. Moreover, we have found a way to profit from Facebook Live by selling advertising. Now we integrate the technology of QR codes, and we have the ability to turn our newspapers, starting with the Istrouma Journal, into “video newspapers.”  And who wouldn’t want to have a newspaper that combines print and video? All you do is download an app that reads QR codes from the App Store on your phone, and Voila! this newspaper comes to life! You can now Watch the Istrouma Journal, and we trust you will.  It’s interesting, it’s fun, it’s revolutionary, and it’s free! So where do we go from here? Well, the sky’s the limit!  We’re are studying this technology — print, telephone, television, social media, Facebook Live, QR codes, and everything else everyday.  Each day, new ideas and new possibilities emerge. Think of the telephone.  Alexander Graham Bell patented it in 1876. How was the telephone being used one year later?  20 years later? Or today, 141 years later? The telephone is constantly changing.  And expanding. Facebook Live became available less than two years ago.  Where will it be in five years or 20 years? We don’t know, but we want to be at the forefront of finding out! So how do you like your new Video Newspaper? Follow us on Facebook at Istrouma Journal.  Also at Central City News, Capital City News, and my personal Facebook, Woody Jenkins.  Tell us what you think and where you think we should go!

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  • Brig. Gen. Bob Efferson Credits Istrouma With Instilling Values Essential to SuccessBrig. Gen. Bob Efferson Credits Istrouma With Instilling Values Essential to Success

    Brig. Gen. Bob L. Efferson was mobilization assistant to the Commander, 8th Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base and Air Force Component Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb. The command comprises 10 expeditionary wings and is the Air Force component for USSTRATCOM, providing nuclear and computer network operations capability for the Air Force. Eighth Air Force is the lead numbered air force for integration of information operations; command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and global strike capabilities. The command trains Combined Air and Space Operations Center personnel for worldwide deployment and provides combat-ready forces to combatant commanders. The command also oversees the warfighting capability and operational readiness of the “Mighty Eighth’s” B-2, B-52, E-8C, EC-130H, E-3B, RC-135 and U-2S aircraft. Gen. Efferson was commissioned in 1967 through the Reserve Officers Training Corps.  When recalled to active duty in support of operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, the general served as a forward operating location commander and A-10 combat pilot. He was then placed in command of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing (Provisional), commanding active-duty and Reserve components. He was the air commander of a Reserve fighter group and two Reserve fighter wings. The general is a command pilot with more than 5,500 hours of flying time, including more than 4,200 hours in fighter aircraft and 324 hours of combat time in Southeast Asia, the Persian Gulf and the Decisive Edge operation in Bosnia. Education  1961 Graduate, Istrouma High School, Baton Rouge 1967 Bachelor’s degree in forestry and general studies, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 1975 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence 1981 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence 1985 Industrial College of the Armed Forces Assignments  March 1967 – March 1968, student, undergraduate pilot training, Craig AFB, Ala. June 1968 – December 1968, gunnery training, F-105 Thunderchief, 4519th Tactical Training Squadron, McConnell AFB, Kan. January 1969 – December 1969, F-105 combat pilot, 333rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Takhli Royal AFB, Thailand January 1970 – July 1972, T-38 instructor pilot, Moody AFB, Ga. July 1972 – July 1987, F-105 instructor pilot, safety officer, scheduling officer, training officer, Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, squadron operations officer, and wing Deputy Commander of Operations, 301st Tactical Fighter Wing, Carswell AFB, Texas July 1987 – December 1992, Commander, 926th Fighter Group, Naval Air Station New Orleans January 1993 – July 1994, Commander, 442nd Fighter Wing, Richards-Gebaur Air Reserve Base, Mo. July 1994 – April 1999, Commander, 301st Fighter Wing, Naval Air Station, Fort Worth April 1999-2003, mobilization assistant to the Cmdr., 8th Air Force, Barksdale AFB, and Air Force Component Cmdr., U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb. Flight Information  Rating: Command pilot Flight hours: More the 5,500 Aircraft flown: F-105, F-4, A-10, F-16 and T-38 Major Awards and Decorations Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster Bronze Star Medal Meritorious Service Medal Air Medal with silver and two bronze oak leaf clusters Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster Distinguished Presidential Unit Citation with oak leaf cluster Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with distinguished “V” device and oak leaf cluster Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait) Effective Dates of Promotion Second Lieutenant Jan. 26, 1967 First Lieutenant Sept. 22, 1968 Captain March 22, 1972 Major May 10, 1977 Lt. Colonel Sept. 21, 1983 Colonel July 1, 1987 Brig, General March 20, 1998

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  • Istrouma Advisory Committee Completes Successful 2017 Centennial CelebrationIstrouma Advisory Committee Completes Successful 2017 Centennial Celebration

    Twice a year, the greats and near-greats of LSU football from the 1950’s to 1970’s gather for a reunion.  It’s a time for the players to see one another, reminisce, and tell stories, “some of which are actually true,” according to Mark Lumpkin, who organizes the event. Lumpkin was the leading scorer on the LSU team in 1968, 1969 and 1970. He earned those points in pressure situations kicking much-needed extra points and field goals.  He also won the national championship throwing the discus. Lumpkin is like the rest of the former Tigers in attendance.  They are genuinely humble men who seek no adulation. They don’t bring family or friends, and they don’t invite the media. Rather, they just enjoy the chance to be around the others who also had the experience and the honor of wearing the purple and gold and running onto the field at Tiger Stadium as an LSU football player. This year Mark Lumpkin decided to bend the rules in order to create a permanent record of the reunions in the form of photos and a video.  I was honored to be invited to come and record the event. Most former players are too humble even to tell your their accomplishments. They are happy just to be regular people, not icons or celebrities.  Conversations go something like this: REPORTER addressing Dr. Tommy Casanova: Tommy, you were an All-American when you were at LSU, weren’t you? CASANOVA: I played with some of the greatest players in the history of LSU and some of the best men I ever met. REPORTER: But you were All American, right? CASANOVA: It’s all about the team. REPORTER addressing great All American Jimmy Taylor: Jimmy, you were All American at LSU and then played for the Green Bay Packers, one of the greatest football teams of all time, right? TAYLOR: To be honest, my favorite sport at Baton Rouge High was basketball.  I felt I was a better basketball player than football player. I wish I had stuck with it! And so it went.  They are eager to tell the exploits of their teammates and friends from other generations but too modest to brag about themselves. The spiritual faith of the former players is obvious.  Former LSU great quarterback Jimmy Field led the group in prayer, and the heartfelt expressions of faith by Field and many other players were inspirational. Their devotion to family is also important.  Everyone spoke about their children and grandchildren, and many were quick to say that they have been married 50 years or more. Under intense questioning, Jimmy Taylor finally broke down and told what it was like to play for the Green Bay Packers under Coach Vince Lombardi with quarterback Bart Star and running back Paul Horning. Taylor explained that when he arrived at Green Bay from LSU, Lombardi had not yet been hired. The Packers went 1-9 that first year. Then Vince Lombardi came and everything changed. Lombardi’s first year with the Packers resulted in a 7-5 season, and the next year they won the NFL championship. Asked how much he made playing in the pros, Taylor said it was never more than $24,000. Is he resentful when he sees professional athletes today making tens of millions of dollars?  Not at all, he said, but there is something that bothers him deeply and it is related to the money. He sees so many athletes who seem to put themselves first.  “It should be all about the team,” Jimmy Taylor said.  “That’s why LSU was so successful, because we put the team first.  Every great team knows that. I learned it playing basketball at Baton Rouge High. There were five of us on the court but only one ball! What to do? We had to learn to work with one another, and when we did, we were successful.” The featured speaker at the reunion was Dr. Clyde Lindsey, former LSU great and one of only a handful of four-sport athletes in LSU history. Lindsey, who played under Coach Bernie Moore, is the only athlete in LSU history who was voted into the LSU Hall of Fame upon graduation! Dr. Lindsey was called up by Robert Ryder who played in the late 1960’s. Ryder introduced Dr. Lindsey and guided him through a series of questions. Lindsey roomed with the fabled LSU All American quarterback and pro star Y. A. Tittle. The two had come together from Texas, and Dr. Lindsey was asked if it was true he recruited Tittle to come to LSU. Lindsey had been the outstanding high school athlete in Texas and was recruited by schools like UCLA, Kansas, and Texas. When LSU came knocking, he asked for a commitment that he could play all four sports, and they agreed. Tittle had signed with the University of Texas. But Dr. Lindsey and coach Bernie Moore devised a plan to lure Tittle to LSU. What they did to lure him will have to stay sealed for another 50 years, but suffice it to say that Y.A. Tittle did in fact come to LSU and did room with Clyde Lindsey. The last LSU game of Lindsey’s career was the Cotton Bowl on January 1, 1947.  At that time, he had the choice of playing professional football, playing professional baseball, or going into coaching. That question was answered on the Cotton Bowl field because Big Fuzzy and Little Fuzzy Brown of Istrouma High were waiting on the field with an offer for Lindsey to come teach and coach at Istrouma High. He stayed there 20 years before going to LSU and then becoming superintendent for East Baton Rouge Parish. Today at age 91, he is still in relatively good health. He stays active tending to family business. The reunion was an incredible event, and I was honored to be one of the few non-players ever to be allowed to come. The men I met remain role models for their communities and a credit to LSU!  Watch the video at https://www.facebook.com/371884726215944/videos/1726020054135731/

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  • New Istrouma Weight Room Now OpenNew Istrouma Weight Room Now Open

    Istrouma High School’s new weight room is now open, and head football coach Jeremy Gradney has members of his football team lifting weights three times a week as the off season begins. Istrouma’s team this year was composed of 9th and 10th graders, few of whom had ever been exposed to weight training. Coach Gradney said he is sure team members will return to the football field next August much bigger and stronger after nearly a year of weight training. Principal Reginald Douglas said, “The weight room is beautiful, and we are very grateful that we have it. Because of budget constraints, we have used equipment, and we are very grateful that it also, but we do hope to be able to afford new equipment soon.  We want to be on par with top schools in our area.  We have to ramp up the fundraising and develop the alumni and community support that you see at schools like Catholic, and Baton Rouge High.” Ironically, weight training for football and other competitive sports actually began at Istrouma High School.  The story of how it began is told in Billy Cannon: A Long, Long Run by Charles deGravelles.  Ironically, the decision to try weight training began when Istrouma lost to Baton Rouge High in 1954. Here’s an excerpt from the Cannon biography: “The Monday after New Year’s Day 1955, a Saia Freight 18 wheeler  parked in front of Istrouma High. Students and coaches began pulling out heavy steel bars and round black weights into the gym. Until this moment, no American high school, college or professional team utilized weightlifting programs to complement its team athletics. It was popular wisdom among coaches that weights were good for bodybuilding but a detriment for other sports, that the muscles produced by weightlifting rendered an athlete slower and more awkward. Some even thought lifting dangerous.” “One man had been trying to change that, and Istrouma High was going to be his testing ground.” Alvin Roy had played at Istrouma football until his graduation in 1938. After the war, he worked with the U.S. weightlifting team. “He saw firsthand how weightlifting  could increase an athlete’s speed and athleticism.” “After Istrouma’s crushing defeat by Baton Rouge High, Istrouma’s coach Big Fuzzy Brown was finally willing to give the weights a try.” Weightlifting began the day the weights arrive, and Roy put the players on a program of working out three days a week with a series of eight lifts. “The Istrouma players, motivated by the defeat by Baton Rouge High, took to the weights with enthusiasm.” Billy Cannon said everyone sensed it would give them an edge. Everyone gained weight and strength. By the time the 1955 season began, Cannon was bench pressing 320 pounds. In 1955, Istrouma won the State Championship and had arguably the greatest team in Louisiana history. Istrouma became the model for weight training in America.  Football and other team sports have never been the same again!

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  • Istrouma Kiwanis Club to Focus On Service to Children in NBRIstrouma Kiwanis Club to Focus On Service to Children in NBR

    A group of businessmen and women are bringing Kiwanis International to North Baton Rouge with the formation of the new Istrouma Kiwanis Club. The goal of Kiwanis is to combat poverty and disease among children around the world, and the goal of the Istrouma Kiwanis Club will be to fight those same things in North Baton Rouge, according to club president, former Sen. Dan Richey. The Istrouma Kiwanis has 20 Charter Members and will be expanding its membership over the next few months. The club will meet at 12 noon on the first Monday of each month in the conference room at Tony’s Seafood on Plank Road.  It will meet at 5 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at a place to be determined. The first service project of the new club will be Breakfast with Santa, which will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 in the Istrouma gym.  Club members will cook pancakes for the kids who will also get to see Santa Claus and have their photos made with Santa. Tickets are complimentary for children 1 to 10.  Tickets for children 11 to 18 are $3, and tickets for adults are $5.  They can be obtained at Istrouma High School or from any Istrouma student or Kiwanian. The club will receive its Charter at a dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10. The Charter will be presented by the International President of Kiwanis who is visiting the area. The Istrouma Kiwanis Club is being sponsored by the Downtown Kiwanis Club, which was founded in 1919 and is the oldest Kiwanis club in the Baton Rouge area. For information, contact Woody Jenkins at woodyjenkins@hotmail.com.

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  • Arts around town: White Light Night, Green Up Red Stick, and moreArts around town: White Light Night, Green Up Red Stick, and more

    White Light Night is back in the Mid City Art & Design Cultural District tomorrow, November 17, from 6 to 10 p.m. between Jefferson Highway at Goodwood Boulevard and the intersection of Government and 14th streets. Presented by the Mid City Merchants, the annual art and music festival showcases the work of local talents through shopping, live music and refreshments. In addition to free admission, the event will also feature Uber discounts, as well as no sales tax on purchases of original art. Proceeds from the event allow for the beautification of Mid City Baton Rouge through art. This Saturday, November 18, from 7 to 10 pm. at the Main Library on Goodwood, Baton Rouge Green is hosting Green Up Red Stick, an event which brings together local makers, musicians, artists and chefs to benefit Baton Rouge Green’s initiative to spread and sustain local wildlife and green spaces. Many of the featured makers will not only present finished products, but also give a behind-the-scenes look at their creative process. Tickets are $50 and available here. LSU Museum of Art’s November edition of Third Thursday is tonight, November 16, and will feature a rum tasting courtesy of Cane Land Distilling Company as well as live jazz on the sixth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts. Admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for members and students. Opening tonight, November 16, and running through the weekend, LSU Opera presents Falstaff by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi and librettist Arrigo Boito. The three-act comedic play follows the actions of the “fat knight,” Sir John Falstaff, as he attempts to gain access to wealth by seducing married women. Directed by Dugg McDonough and conducted by Michael Borowitz, the presentation will showcase the talents of the collegiate program. Ticket information can be found here. Tonight, November 16, the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra presents Journeys of the Heart with guest pianist Jeremy Denk as the featured soloist. The musical presentation will open with Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, followed by Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto and ending with Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Raising Cane’s River Center. Tickets are available through BRSO. Coinciding with White Light Night, the VanGuard Gallery will host an opening reception for the group art exhibition Yonder Friday, November 17. The exhibition features depictions of the word “yonder” by numerous artists throughout the community to benefit the Bethany Centre Primary School in Uganda, which provides children there food, clothing and education. Running through December 31, the art on display will be for sale and admission is free. This weekend, November 17 and 18, Broadmoor High School is hosting its annual Arts & Crafts Show. More than 200 artists will showcase their work on the school’s campus from 3 to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $3 for everyone over 12. From now through next Friday, November 24, submit original art to the Baton Rouge Zoo as part of Art Gone Wild, which will be on display during ZooLights December 8 and 9. The art must be drawn entirely by hand, and all age groups are invited to participate, with special prizes for winners who will be chosen by ZooLights attendees. Art can be submitted at both the Baton Rouge Zoo, as well as the BREC Main Office on Florida Boulevard. For more information on submission requirements, visit brzoo.org. The post Arts around town: White Light Night, Green Up Red Stick, and more appeared first on inRegister.

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  • Sales roundup: Grand opening of The Royal Standard’s Crown Bistro, NK’s pre-Black Friday sale, and moreSales roundup: Grand opening of The Royal Standard’s Crown Bistro, NK’s pre-Black Friday sale, and more

    A look at sales in the area: The Royal Standard is celebrating the grand opening of The Crown: A Royal Bistro tonight, Thursday, November 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the 16016 Perkins Rd. location. In addition to cocktails and refreshments, the event will also feature tours of the new space as well as 10% off at the store. To learn more about the new bistro, check out this story from inRegister. NK Boutique on Corporate is hosting a Pre-Black Friday Sale today, November 16, through Sunday, November 19. The sale will feature racks with items as low as $50, as well as shoes and accessories. Tonight, November 16, join the Williamson Cosmetic Center for a Holiday Open House from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The first 50 guests to RSVP will receive a free gift, and 20% off on all services will be available for purchase only during the event. To RSVP, call (225) 927-7546. From November 20 to November 26, Giggles is donating 10% of all sales to local nonprofit organizations that focus on improving the lives of area children. Receive 20% off an entire purchase at Head Over Heels’ annual holiday open house today, Thursday, November 16, until 7 p.m. Bridal Boutique is kicking off its Thanksgiving sale early with an additional 20% off all in-stock merchandise from now through Sunday, December 3. Today, November 16, through Sunday, November 19, Bumble Lane is offering spa gift cards with a purchase of a Bond NYC product. This year, Victoria’s Toy Station is offering Christmas layaway in which they will both hold and wrap presents bought in the store. Bella Bella is offering 50% off of all gameday clothing, purses and select accessories until November 25. Lukka Boutique is hosting a Wilt trunk show until Saturday. The shop will also offer free gift wrapping and personal shopping services throughout the holidays. Tomorrow as part of White Light Night, Soiree Boutique is having its store closing sale. The entire store will be 30% off, plus BOGO jewelry deals, and all shoes will be 60% off. Shop the work of  top jewelry designers worldwide at special prices this Friday and Saturday at Adler’s Jewelers’ Holiday Trunk Show and Sale. Support the endeavors of the Baton Rouge Symphony League by purchasing a $10 poinsettia from now through December 1. The poinsettias are provided by Louisiana Nursery and will be delivered on December 10. To order, contact brsl.ball.chair@gmail.com. Are you a Baton Rouge retailer with an upcoming sale or special event? Email editor@inregister.com with details to be featured in an upcoming Sales Roundup. The post Sales roundup: Grand opening of The Royal Standard’s Crown Bistro, NK’s pre-Black Friday sale, and more appeared first on inRegister.

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  • 10 questions with Osa Atoe of Pottery by Osa10 questions with Osa Atoe of Pottery by Osa

    From punk rocker to pottery goddess, Osa Atoe is taking Baton Rouge by storm with the terracotta bowls, plates, planters and more that make up her business, Pottery by Osa. After making the short move from New Orleans to Baton Rouge, Atoe has seen her business and creativity flourish among the popular arts markets and creative organizations of the Capital City. We sat down with Atoe to learn more about the inspiration behind her one-of-a-kind creations. Photo courtesy Osa Atoe 1. What is a typical day like for you? ​My typical day keeps changing as I move through my ceramics career. When I first started, I would make pottery from home in the mornings and evenings around my art teaching gig in New Orleans. Once I moved to Baton Rouge, I left that job and was able to spend my entire day working on pottery and all that goes with it: updating social media, email and Etsy correspondence, packing and shipping, etc. This fall, I started a post-baccalaureate program in the ceramics department at LSU, so four afternoons a week, I run off to campus for class.  2. What is your professional background? How did you get into pottery? ​I have a bachelor’s degree in sociology and have mainly worked with youth as a tutor, preschool teacher and teaching artist. Creatively speaking, I’ve always been a musician. I started off playing violin in school orchestra when I was a kid and then played in punk bands as an adult. I got into pottery simply by taking a two-hour-a-week community pottery class when I was living in New Orleans. ​3. What is the first thing customers notice about your pottery? The carving. ​4. What sets your pottery apart? ​I have my own style. Not to say that it’s completely original, as not much is these days, but I think the aesthetic of my pottery is distinct, especially on a local level. If you’re familiar with my pottery and you see a piece of it somewhere around town, you’ll probably recognize it as mine. 5. What is one thing you think customers should know about your work that they may not be aware of? ​It takes a lot of time and for every piece you see, there are others you don’t see that failed somewhere along the process. Photo courtesy Osa Atoe 6. How do you keep your pottery fresh and exciting? The same way you keep life fresh and exciting: adventure and learning. Visiting new places keeps me inspired. I love a good, long road trip but it can even be as simple as discovering a new place in the town where you live. The state of always being curious is equally inspiring and, with the Internet at our fingertips, all questions are easily answerable. For instance, I visited the Rural Life Museum here in Baton Rouge for the first time last weekend and saw some beautiful Chitimacha Indian pottery and basketry that has got me reading  about Steele Burden, who owned the land the museum is on, and the different Native American tribes in Louisiana. Maybe the patterns in the basketry I saw will influence my pottery, or maybe the impact on my work will be less direct and more subtle. I also think with ceramics, if you want to keep it fresh, you can’t be afraid to start over with a different clay body, different techniques, all new glazes, etc. It can be hard to experiment much when you’re also filling orders and trying to run a business, but it’s something you have to just promise yourself you’ll always make time for, even just a little bit. Watching other people work is also really helpful because everyone approaches their materials in their own way. ​7. Can you share a hint about what customers will see from you in the future? Right now, I’m kind of making two bodies of work: The work I make at my home studio, that I sell at art markets and on Etsy, and the work I’m making at school, just for the sake of making it. In my school work, I’m doing a lot of exploration and experimentation that should lead to some exciting, new results for me. Photo courtesy Osa Atoe ​8. When did you start your business, and how has it grown or changed since then? ​I started in the spring of 2015 when I was living in New Orleans. I had no idea that this would be the case, but moving to Baton Rouge in 2017 was actually a great business decision–even though the decision to move here had nothing to do with business at all. Since I’ve moved here, I’ve had greater success at art markets and I’ve even been able to find a bit of a ceramics community through LSU and ​organizations like Louisiana Claymates and The Journey Lab. 9. What is a must-have piece for this season? ​My mask jars! I only make a few of them each year–and typically in the fall and winter. They are ceramic food storage containers, but the lid is an African mask with the nose as the handle. The larger ones come with a scoop that hangs from a small arm attached to the body. You can use it for grains like rice, oats, popcorn, etc. ​10. What is your best-selling type of piece? ​Customers both at art markets and online love my terracotta one-piece planters. They work great for succulents and I notice people buying them frequently as gifts. To learn more about Atoe and her creative journey, check out this story from the October issue of inRegister. You can also check out Atoe’s work on her website, Facebook and Etsy. The post 10 questions with Osa Atoe of Pottery by Osa appeared first on inRegister.

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  • Key Club Builds Future Community LeadersKey Club Builds Future Community Leaders

    One of the major goals of the new Istrouma Kiwanis Club will be to launch and mentor a new Key Club for Istrouma High School.  For many years, Istrouma had one of the most active and successful Key Clubs in the Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee District. The former club operated for more than 60 years and provided scores of worthwhile services for the North Baton Rouge community. Former Istrouma Key Club members who are Charter members of the Istrouma Kiwanis Club are Woody Jenkins, who was International Trustee and served on the International board, John Schittone, and Fred Koch. Other former Key Clubbers are Catherine Jenkins Newsome and Liz Rosetti, who both served as Lt. Governor of the District when they were at Parkview Baptist, and Sen. Dan Richey, who was in the Key Club at Ferriday High School and served as International President of the organization. One of the Charter members is Dr. Clyde Lindsey, 91, who was a Kiwanis president for eight years and served for many years as adviser to the Istrouma Key Club. Johnny Schittone was a long-time Kiwanian before joining the Istrouma Kiwanis Club. The Istrouma Kiwanis Club is being mentored by former Kiwanis Gov. Gary Graham and Downtown Kiwanian Cecil Cavanaugh. The new Kiwanians will in turn mentor members of the new Istrouma High Key Club. The organizational meeting of the Istrouma High Key Club will be held on Istrouma High at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27.  Any student interested in more information about the Key Club should attend.  Key Club is by invitation only. Members of the Istrouma Key Club will work with the Istrouma Kiwanis Club on Kiwanis projects but they will also have their own program of service to the community. They will also need to raise money to fund their activities. Both Kiwanis and Key Club have Division meetings in the Baton Rouge area, annual District meetings for the LaMissTenn District, and an International Convention. Woody Jenkins, who serves as Secretary of the Istrouma Kiwanis Club, encourages high school boys and girls to get involved. “When I was at Istrouma, the Key Club was one of the greatest organizations at the school, and it did so much for me.  It gave me the opportunity to learn to give of myself.  It also afforded many opportunities for travel, which I took advantage of.” For information on Key Club, contact ;principal Reginald Douglas or Coach Bill Umstetter at Istrouma High or contact Woody Jenkins at 225-921-1433 or woodyjenkins@hotmail.com.

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  • Designer tip: Carrie Griffin on first impressionsDesigner tip: Carrie Griffin on first impressions

    Will Rogers once said, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Whether you’re hosting a dinner party with friends, welcoming family for the holidays, or even letting the mailman in for a glass of water, what guests see when they first step into your home can say a lot about you. Interior designer Carrie Griffin of Carrie Griffin Design shares some secrets to sending the perfect message to visitors crossing your threshold. “A foyer or entryway is such a good place to do something fun,” she says. “It is a place you can really make a statement and set the tone for the rest of your home. It should be welcoming and show off a bit of personality, as well as being functional.” Griffin explains that one of the best ways to add character to your home’s entryway is to add wallpaper. “You can add a punch of color, pattern or a neutral texture,” she says. “Usually in an entryway we are not committing to a large space, or one that you spend a lot of time in, so it’s easier to take a risk.” Despite common criticism of wallpaper these days, Griffin reminds us, “This is not my grandma’s wallpaper!” When used tastefully, it can create interest and set a desired tone to your room. “During the upcoming holidays, you will have a beautiful backdrop to add some simple seasonal greenery,” she says. “Take a risk, just pick something you love, and go with it! It will make a great first impression.” To complement an adorned wall, Griffin suggests playing with textures and patterns by using draperies and rugs. “Use a striking chest for storage and as a place for a bowl or box to drop things when you come in the door,” she adds. “Last, add some beautiful lamps for warm lighting and a fun mirror to reflect it.” To learn more about Griffin and her designs, visit her website. The post Designer tip: Carrie Griffin on first impressions appeared first on inRegister.

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  • Seamless celebrations: Local designer Cherith Craft on perfect preparationsSeamless celebrations: Local designer Cherith Craft on perfect preparations

    Cherith Craft With Thanksgiving only a week away, the pressure is mounting for flawless execution of everything from carefully crafted centerpieces to delicious dishes. Rather than become consumed by stress, Cherith Craft of Cherith Craft Interiors suggests ditching the do-it-later attitude and instead preparing as much as possible beforehand so by the time Thanksgiving morning rolls around, the only thing left to do will be to enjoy the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “When it comes to decorating and hosting family what makes me feel most confident in my space is to be prepared and organized ahead of time,” explains Craft. “One of the things that helps me feel ready for my guests is to set my table and kitchen island early.” For Craft, the ultimate go-to items that make for a great display consist of pieces that can be easily found around the house, such as white dishes, glass jars and wooden trays. These items create a personalized and simplistic look that skips the clutter of overdone Thanksgiving trends that are often found in stores. And while style is important, Craft suggests also taking into account functionality when selecting items to incorporate. Because holiday dinners consist of so many delicious components, the key to controlling the chaos when guests are ready to serve themselves is to give each dish its own spotlight by displaying it on its own level. This makes dishes both visible and accessible. “You can create dimension by using interesting boxes or trays and by using tiered serving items,” says Craft. “I also like to label what items will go where. This is helpful so that when dishes arrive, the guest knows exactly where to put their dish, and I don’t have to arrange on the fly as items are coming in.” Craft sticks with the simplistic when it comes to final touches as well. Rather than overflowing floral centerpieces, Craft incorporates the warmth and texture that characterizes holiday displays through fresh greenery that can be found in backyards, instead of requiring a trip to the nearest store. In addition to place cards, Craft draws the centerpieces outwards onto the individual place settings of her guests. Placing rosemary and other greenery on the napkins and tying them with a simple hemp string pulls the entire look together and provides the illusion of expensive dinner decor. For Craft, hosting for the holidays does not have to be expensive to be impressive. She encourages hostesses–and hosts–to look around their homes and get creative. By incorporating pieces from your own home, you not only save money, but create a look that is unique to you. To learn more about Craft, her designs and her inspiration, visit her website and Facebook. And for more Thanksgiving table inspiration, check out inRegister’s November cover story. The post Seamless celebrations: Local designer Cherith Craft on perfect preparations appeared first on inRegister.

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  • From the November issue: Samara Thomas’ green thumb takes up a green penFrom the November issue: Samara Thomas’ green thumb takes up a green pen

    An enchanting combination of Christian faith and a childhood spent exploring the mystical woods of Sussex sprouted artist Samara Thomas’ lifelong engagement with nature. “I think my work and love of plants is definitely influenced by my early years of being surrounded by nature when I was growing up in England,” she says. “I’m a Christian so my faith really influences the joy that I find, the beautiful intricacy of what God has created.” This passion is evident in Thomas’ work, a series of pen-and-green-India-ink botanical illustrations. Drawing inspiration from bits of greenery in the world around her, she creates every piece to be different. Her love of all things green and living extends to an affinity for real-life foliage, even in her one-bedroom apartment in Baton Rouge where she houses various potted plants, terrariums, an assortment of cacti, and even fruit trees. Thomas’s work can be found around Baton Rouge, featured on display at Brew-Ha-Ha and at the Mid City Makers Market. She is also involved in art markets around the state and in Mississippi. Online, Thomas’s work can be found on her website or Facebook page. To read more about Thomas’ journey as an artist and what she is doing now, check out this story from inRegister’s November issue, on stands now. The post From the November issue: Samara Thomas’ green thumb takes up a green pen appeared first on inRegister.

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  • Pregnant? There’s an app for thatPregnant? There’s an app for that

    Woman’s Hospital and Envoc, a Baton Rouge-based software company, are taking the guess work out of pregnancy and everything afterward with the new Woman’s Pregnancy & Baby app, now available in the app store. This app brings pregnancy journals to life with specialized educational content as well as logging features to track kicks, contractions, breastfeeding and pumping sessions, and more. The app’s creators say the union of these resources in one easy-to-use application allows mothers to eliminate unnecessary stressors and enjoy the miracle of motherhood in the healthiest way possible. According to Woman’s Hospital Vice President of Perinatal Services Cheri Johnson, the app was born out of the desire to promote the health and wellness of both babies and mothers through the power of knowledge. “Education is an essential part of a healthy pregnancy,” says Johnson. “The Woman’s Pregnancy app gives women accurate educational information on topics such as breastfeeding, nutrition and healthy lifestyles.” Significantly, the inclusion of the breastfeeding tracker aims to increase the number of women who successfully breastfeed, as the practice offers advantages for both baby and mother, such as an increase in immune system function for infants as well as reduced chance of cancer in mothers. Features such as the breastfeeding tracker allow for a more streamlined means of keeping up the practice, while additional health information provides answers to the many questions that arise during the process. In combining the needs of both mother and baby in one encompassing app, Woman’s Hospital and Evoc say they are bringing the insight of the best healthcare professionals to smartphones everywhere, delivering motherhood into the 21st century. To download the app, search “Woman’s Pregnancy” in the Apple app store. And to learn more about the health and wellness programs offered through Woman’s Hospital, visit womans.org. The post Pregnant? There’s an app for that appeared first on inRegister.

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  • W.O.W.: Emma Arceneaux & Gabe LensingW.O.W.: Emma Arceneaux & Gabe Lensing

    Wedding of the Week:  June 25, 2016 Photographer: Unveiled Radiance Ceremony and reception venue: Dunleith Historic Inn, Natchez Coordinator: Lyn Fortenbery Caterer: The Castle Restaurant & Pub Cake: Donna Vinson Florist: Moreton’s Flowerland Invitations: The Keeping Room Bridal gown: Paloma Blanca, Town & Country Bridesmaid dresses: Bill Levkoff, Bella Bridesmaids Rings: Aucoin Hart Jewelers Hair and makeup: Verde Beauty Studio Videographer: Honest Productions Live Event Art: Joy Varnell Programs: Sir Speedy Entertainment: Stormy the Band Honeymoon: Barbados The post W.O.W.: Emma Arceneaux & Gabe Lensing appeared first on inRegister.

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  • Coffee stand turns fuel into a new passionCoffee stand turns fuel into a new passion

    Ben Nguyen hit the ground running in Baton Rouge as a tech entrepreneur, but has turned the thing he needed to keep him going – good, strong coffee – into a new passion. This week Nguyen opened Uncle Ben’s Coffee, a small yellow building on Florida Boulevard near Baton Rouge Community College which offers his […]

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  • Man charged with murder in 2014 shootingMan charged with murder in 2014 shooting

    Baton Rouge Police have arrested a man they say shot a football coach three years to the day. According to jail records, Jamarcus Goodman is liked by DNA evidence to the shooting that happened off Bennington Avenue on Nov. 16, 2014.

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  • Things to do Thursday, Nov. 16Things to do Thursday, Nov. 16

    Things are getting crazier as the countdown to Thanksgiving keeps… well, counting down. No worries, we made sure we were on top of things this year. Got up early to scrape the rust off the turkey out in the garage and stick the fryer in the fridge to start thawing. Um. Hold on. I think […]

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  • EMS unit commander praises new ER as life-saving asset to north Baton RougeEMS unit commander praises new ER as life-saving asset to north Baton Rouge

    There is never a dull day when in the business of saving lives and a local EMS unit commander says the new emergency room in north Baton Rouge will provide a valuable resource for those in the area. Brad Harris has been with East Baton Rouge EMS for 18 years now, and says he's seen it all, including the good, the bad, and everything in between.

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  • See how Baton Rouge is using technology, maps (and your complaints) to fight potholesSee how Baton Rouge is using technology, maps (and your complaints) to fight potholes

    Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Drivers navigate around a pothole at Dalrymple and E. State Street north of LSU's campus, Thursday, July 23, 2015. Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Drivers pass by a large pothole surrounded by barricades, Thursday, July 23, 2015, on Highland Road at Nelson Drive.

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  • Man gets 15½-year federal prison term for Baton Rouge, New Orleans bank robberies - The AdvocateMan gets 15½-year federal prison term for Baton Rouge, New Orleans bank robberies - The Advocate

    The AdvocateMan gets 15½-year federal prison term for Baton Rouge, New Orleans bank robberiesThe AdvocateA New Orleans man who robbed banks in Baton Rouge and the Crescent City and tried to rob a casino in Kinder has been sentenced to 15½ years in federal prison, acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson said Wednesday. Gregory D. Chisolm, 53, was ...15.5-year sentence for New Orleans, Baton Rouge bank robberiesNOLA.comall 3 news articles »

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  • Report: BREW features barista pop-up, brewer, video gamesReport: BREW features barista pop-up, brewer, video games

    Baton Rouge’s premier week for entrepreneurship kicked off with some enthusiastic startups showing their stuff to open the BREW festivities. The Business Report said pop-up BaristaJaz, Le Chien Brewing Company, and King Crow Studios made up several featured presentations  for the opening night of Baton Rouge Entrepreneur Week. BarisaJaz is a one-woman crafted coffee concept […]

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  • Did you get news or info from a Russian Twitter bot?Did you get news or info from a Russian Twitter bot?

    A report by The Advocate says two Twitter accounts which were actively spreading news about events in Baton Rouge and New Orleans appear to have been handles created by the Russian intelligence community. The accounts, @BatonRougeVoice and @NewOrleansON, were among hundreds of accounts identified by Twitter as being part of a Russian-backed campaign to spread […]

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  • First Look: See inside the Rouses Market opening today, bringing its new look to BluebonnetFirst Look: See inside the Rouses Market opening today, bringing its new look to Bluebonnet

    Two days before opening, the new Rouses Market on Bluebonnet Boulevard is bustling with activity. Employees are everywhere, unpacking boxes and filling shelves. Workers balance on ladders to add the finishing touches to store displays. No corner of the store is left untouched before the grand opening, Wednesday, Nov. 15. The space formerly home to Matherne’s Supermarket inside the Bluebonnet Village Shopping Center carries a different look than the 10 other Rouses Markets in the Baton Rouge metro area. The smaller-format store is a little bit of everything—a mix of design elements from the company’s standalone stores and those in existing spaces, says Rouses creative director Marcy Nathan. “Each store takes on the personality of the neighborhood it’s in and reflects the people who shop there and work there,” Nathan says. Every section of the store has been meticulously planned—presentation goes a long way here—and you’re guaranteed to see the word “local” on nearly every shelf. “It’s not a grocery store—it’s an experience,” says store manager Brandon Johnson. “If it’s local, it’s at Rouses.” As I’m led around the store by Johnson and marketing director Tim Acosta, I’m introduced to someone in nearly every section who is that area’s supervisor, director or resident expert. Their knowledge and passion for their niche is immediately noticeable, and all of this neighborhood talk is starting to make a lot of sense. As one apron-clad worker slices juicy bell peppers behind a glass divider, Johnson talks about the store’s emphasis on prepared foods, all of which are made in-house. In addition to grab-and-go catering and chef-inspired meal solutions, the location has a barbecue chop shop, fresh sushi case and a to-go section with daily prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner options focusing on Cajun, Creole and Southern cuisine. In addition to a salad bar with 50 to 60 rotating toppings, the store has its own olive bar with 30 varieties of olives—the largest selection company-wide. For cheese lovers, the store is stocked with 65-75 cheeses from around the world, which will soon increase to about 100. All of the selections were curated by Rouses certified cheese professional (yes, that’s the real job title). The bakery features cakes for all occasions, including Rouses’ bestselling Gentilly cakes and signature Doberge cake. Rouses roots are in the produce industry, so it’s no surprise the produce section is elevated beyond the norm. Baskets are filled with colorful fruits and vegetables, and it looks more like an edible backdrop than your run-of-the-mill layout. Other features of the DIY sector of the store include a station where you can make your own nut butter and bottle your own honey and agave syrup, conveniently located next to organic coffee blends and a grab-and-go candy bar. The butchery has your usual suspects, but the real star, of course, is the seafood. You’ve got boiled seafood, fresh shrimp and lobsters available daily, along with fish straight from the Gulf and plenty of oysters to go around. True to Rouses fashion, the Bluebonnet location also has an in-house florist. When it comes to liquor, indecisive shoppers have the “Choose Your Brew” option for beer where you can create your own six-pack (any pack, really) from dozens of single bottled local and regional varieties. The wine selection is extensive for the store’s size, with everything from the reserves to your go-to $10 bottle. Besides your drink of choice, the store has a cigar program, too. Shoppers will also find a variety of authentic Italian products throughout the store, the result of a recent buying trip in Milan, Italy. Italians and Louisianians share a similar relationship with food, Acosta says, and much of our cuisine is influenced by their culture. “We’re always looking to do something new, something different,” Acosta says. Rouses Market is at 7580 Bluebonnet Blvd. Its hours are 7 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. The post First Look: See inside the Rouses Market opening today, bringing its new look to Bluebonnet appeared first on [225].

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  • We asked seven local chefs what they are bringing to ThanksgivingWe asked seven local chefs what they are bringing to Thanksgiving

    Ah, Thanksgiving cooking. Some of us turn to tried-and-true recipes. Some of us have to pray that we don’t burn the turkey. Some of us are just #thankful for holiday catering. Then there are chefs. We asked seven local chefs to share their best Thanksgiving dishes. From time-honored to nontraditional, these are their answers. For the turkey Caleb Melancon, French Market Bistro Satsuma-brined turkey Chef Caleb Melancon’s secret to a seriously juicy turkey: Brine the meat in satsuma juice and salt first. The French Market Bistro chef brines and smokes his turkey for a unique flavor that his Thanksgiving guests love. He also suggests deboning the meat first to keep it from drying out as it cooks. For the sides Galen Iverstine, Iverstine Butcher Boudin dressing Galen Iverstine of Iverstine Butcher trades traditional rice dressing for boudin dressing—uncased boudin in a casserole dish. Iverstine’s recipe includes rice, shredded pork shoulder, green onion, garlic, onion, pork stock and Cajun spices. He also adds about 10% pork liver to the meat. “That’s just enough liver to bring a little bite and complexity to the dish without making it overly gamey or too much of an organ flavor,” he says. Mary-Brennan Faucheux, MJ’s Cafe Butternut squash and quinoa salad Mary-Brennan Faucheux, chef and owner of MJ’s Cafe, makes the most of fall produce with a warm butternut squash and quinoa salad. Faucheux tosses roasted butternut squash, roasted Brussels sprouts, quinoa, toasted walnuts, sauteed baby spinach, finely chopped green onions and dried cranberries for this light alternative to the heavy Turkey Day sides. She tops it off with homemade vegan tahini sauce. Katia Mangham, Gourmet Girls Lobster mac and cheese Katia Mangham’s Thanksgiving menu includes green bean casserole, sweet potatoes and—the real star of the show—lobster mac and cheese. She makes it with farfalle (bow-tie) pasta and a blend of cheeses, like pecorino and Parmesan. “It’s sort of our non-traditional and more gourmet side. It’s really decadent, and a great leftover,” Mangham says. Gavin Jobe, Pelican House Ham hock gumbo Chef Gavin Jobe’s father made chicken and sausage gumbo for Thanksgiving until Jobe took the reins. The Pelican House chef and recent contestant on Food Network’s Chopped put his own spin on the tradition, making his gumbo with ham hock, black-eyed peas, collard greens and andouille. “Because my family’s from Opelousas, I grew up eating my gumbo with potato salad as opposed to rice,” Jobe says. Taste it yourself at Pelican House. Kaila Kay, Kalurah Street Grill Dinner rolls Kalurah Street Grill pastry chef Kaila Kay will be responsible for baking dinner rolls this Thanksgiving, naturally. The ingredients are basic: flour, melted butter, a little sugar, salt, eggs, yeast and milk. Kay says the simplicity of the rolls makes them perfect for soaking up sides and gravies. “They’re soft, but they’re also crispy on the outside,” she says. For dessert Lauren Buriege, Tiger Deaux-nuts Browned butter pecan cake “In my family, everyone brings pie to Thanksgiving,” Lauren Buriege says. So, she bakes a cake. Last year, the Tiger Deaux-nuts chef baked browned butter pecan cake, which is a cinnamon pecan cake drenched in caramel, topped with browned butter frosting and toasted pecans. She says the cake pairs sweet and savory flavors—the browned butter brings out the nuttiness of the toasted pecans. The post We asked seven local chefs what they are bringing to Thanksgiving appeared first on [225].

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  • GUEST COLUMN: If They Were Sexually Abused, Why Didn’t They Say Something? — Marsellus WallaceGUEST COLUMN: If They Were Sexually Abused, Why Didn’t They Say Something? — Marsellus Wallace

    I got a problem with all these motherfuckers coming out saying somebody did something sexual to them back in the day. If your ass was sexually abused when Reagan was pushing that trickle-down bullshit, why the fuck didn’t you say something then? Waiting 30 fucking years to say something makes your ass look like you’re making the shit up. It makes no fucking sense. I’d let all my homies know about Mr. Soon-to-Be-Living-the-Rest-of-His-Short-Ass-Life-in-Agonizing-Pain Rapist. I’m a hard-ass motherfucker who doesn’t have to worry about anybody doing that kind of shit to me. But I promise you this, if some motherfucker snuck me and did try to fuck me like that, I’d put him on blast before going medieval on his ass. (function() { var referer="";try{if(referer=document.referrer,"undefined"==typeof referer)throw"undefined"}catch(exception){referer=document.location.href,(""==referer||"undefined"==typeof referer)&&(referer=document.URL)}referer=referer.substr(0,700); var rcel = document.createElement("script"); rcel.id = 'rc_' + Math.floor(Math.random() * 1000); rcel.type = 'text/javascript'; rcel.src = "https://trends.revcontent.com/serve.js.php?w=71989&t="+rcel.id+"&c="+(new Date()).getTime()+"&width="+(window.outerWidth || document.documentElement.clientWidth)+"&referer="+referer; rcel.async = true; var rcds = document.getElementById("rcjsload_666cf4"); rcds.appendChild(rcel); })(); (function($){ $(document).ready(function(){ }); })(jQuery); (function ($) { var bsaProContainer = $('.bsaProContainer-4'); var number_show_ads = "0"; var number_hide_ads = "0"; if ( number_show_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeIn(); }, number_show_ads * 1000); } if ( number_hide_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeOut(); }, number_hide_ads * 1000); } })(jQuery); I’d let all my homies know about Mr. Soon-to-Be-Living-the-Rest-of-His-Short-Ass-Life-in-Agonizing-Pain Rapist. You can take that to the motherfucking bank. I ain’t too proud to talk about that kind of shit. Fuck pride. Pride only hurts. It never helps.    The post GUEST COLUMN: If They Were Sexually Abused, Why Didn’t They Say Something? — Marsellus Wallace appeared first on The Red Shtick.

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  • LSU Fraternity Row Seeing Spike in White FlightLSU Fraternity Row Seeing Spike in White Flight

    Outward migration of white residents has risen dramatically along sections of Dalrymple and West Lakeshore drives where fraternity houses are located on LSU’s campus. The area known as Fraternity Row has seen its young, affluent white male population drop at an alarming rate over the past few weeks and months. Some university officials speculate the trend may be connected to a spate of Greek organizations having been suspended or shut down for violating LSU’s policies. However, they stopped short of saying the white flight is a direct result of fraternities being kicked off campus for hazing and killing pledges. “The exodus from Fraternity Row might at least partially stem from the fact over a dozen fraternities are suspended or shut down for being utter douchenozzles who don’t care about the well-being of their so-called brothers, but it’s hard to definitively say what’s causing all the young white males to move away,” LSU spokesman Carl Benson explained. “I’ve been jogging by here for years, and this area just keeps getting sketchier with all the boarded-up frat houses.” (function() { var referer="";try{if(referer=document.referrer,"undefined"==typeof referer)throw"undefined"}catch(exception){referer=document.location.href,(""==referer||"undefined"==typeof referer)&&(referer=document.URL)}referer=referer.substr(0,700); var rcel = document.createElement("script"); rcel.id = 'rc_' + Math.floor(Math.random() * 1000); rcel.type = 'text/javascript'; rcel.src = "https://trends.revcontent.com/serve.js.php?w=71989&t="+rcel.id+"&c="+(new Date()).getTime()+"&width="+(window.outerWidth || document.documentElement.clientWidth)+"&referer="+referer; rcel.async = true; var rcds = document.getElementById("rcjsload_666cf4"); rcds.appendChild(rcel); })(); (function($){ $(document).ready(function(){ }); })(jQuery); (function ($) { var bsaProContainer = $('.bsaProContainer-4'); var number_show_ads = "0"; var number_hide_ads = "0"; if ( number_show_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeIn(); }, number_show_ads * 1000); } if ( number_hide_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeOut(); }, number_hide_ads * 1000); } })(jQuery); The growing number of shuttered houses along Fraternity Row that young white men of means once called home has some LSU students and other Baton Rouge residents worried about the future of that area of campus. “I’ve been jogging by here for years, and this area just keeps getting sketchier with all the boarded-up frat houses,” avid runner Jane Caldwell said. “Granted, I didn’t really feel all that safe when all the frat boys were living there, but the jury is still out on whether or not this is an improvement.” Meanwhile, LSU senior Denitra Lovell said she’s concerned about what will become of the area. “Who’s going to move into a house where some dude screwed a goat while another guy was alcohol poisoned to death?” Lovell asked, adding, “I sure don’t want that kind of person living near me, that’s for sure.”   The post LSU Fraternity Row Seeing Spike in White Flight appeared first on The Red Shtick.

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  • John Schroder Is Republican Candidate for State TreasurerJohn Schroder Is Republican Candidate for State Treasurer

    The pundits see Rep. John Schroder of Covington as a shoo-in to be elected State Treasurer against a relatively unknown Democratic candidate in the Nov. 18 runoff election, but Schroder does not see it that way at all. In an interview, Schroder said, he’s running scared. With an extremely low turnout expected statewide but a runoff election for Mayor of New Orleans, Democrats could well win this race, Schroder said. He is urging Republican voters to vote early or come to the polls Nov. 18.  “A low will elect the Democrat,” he said. East Baton Rouge Parish Republican chairman Woody Jenkins echoed Schroder’s concern and urged citizens to turn out and vote for Schroder Nov. 18.

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  • Elect City Judge Nov. 18Elect City Judge Nov. 18

    Two Republican attorneys are scrambling to get voters to turn out and vote on Saturday, Nov. 18 in the special election for City Judge from a district in South Baton Rouge. The candidates are Assistant District Attorney Chris Hester and 19th Judicial District clerk Judy Moore Vendetto. They led in the Oct. 14 primary over two Democrats and two other Republicans. Both Democrats in the race and one of the Republicans have endorsed Vendetto, the sister of District Attorney Hillar Moore, a Democrat. Actually, Hester also has close ties to Hillar Moore.  Hester serves as Chief Homicide Prosecutor in the District Attorney’s office. Chris Hester also received a major endorsement this week when he was endorsed by the Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish. In a statement, the GOP praised both candidates but endorsed Hester because of his strong criminal and civil experience. “All in all, Chris Hester is best qualified to serve as City Judge because of his courtroom experience,” it said.

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  • Coach Hill Left Legacy in Family, StudentsCoach Hill Left Legacy in Family, Students

    Derrell V. Hill went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. He was born October 16, 1948 in Hammond. He was a member of Zoar Baptist Church, where he served as a Sunday School teacher and deacon. Derrell Hill was a 1966 graduate of Woodlawn High School and a graduate of LSU. He was a principal, coach, and teacher in East Baton Rouge Parish for many years and was a godly influence to many. He served as Superintendent and principal of Parkview Baptist School, assistant principal of Central Private and Belaire High Schools, and principal of Glen Oaks Middle School. Coach Hill had a long, successful career in coaching many sports. He began his coaching career at Prescott Middle school and was a coach at Woodlawn and Belaire high schools. He was a former head football coach and Athletic Director at Central High School. Derrell loved studying God’s word, flowers, gardening, and football, but his true joy was spending time with his grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Zoar Baptist Church in Central on Wednesday September 27, 2017 conducted by Rev. Jared Hill and Dr. Kevin Hand. Burial followed at Zoar Baptist Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lola Hutchinson Hill; sons and daughters-in-law Jared and Michelle Hill, and Jeremy and Jessica Hill; grandchildren Emma, Owen, John Ryan, Janie, Cohen, and Chloe Hill; parents V.J. and Evell Hill; brothers and sisters-in-law Curtis and Patricia Hill, Darris and Sharon Hill, and Tim Hill; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and nieces. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Patricia Hill, Chris and Sonya Hutchinson, and the staff of Carpenter House for the love and care given to the family during this difficult time. Please share your condolences at www.sealefuneral.com. Derrell spent his childhood on Bayou Barbary Road in Livingston Parish with cousins his age and his brother Curtis, enjoying the rural life and helping his father V.J. Hill with farming. His family later moved to Woodlawn in Baton Rouge where the four boys — Derrell, Curtis, Darris and Tim — grew up right across the street from Woodlawn High School. His mother Evell had a beauty shop and his father V.J. worked at Kleinpeter Dairy. Derrell attended LSU where he met a Central girl, Lola Hutchinson. They were married in 1970 and built their home in Central in 1978. They raised two sons, Jared and Jeremy, of whom they were so proud. Derrell and Lola, a music teacher, graduated in education and spent their lives teaching and loving students in Central, Baton Rouge, and surrounding communities. Derrell’s career in education and coaching allowed him to be a positive influence in many lives. There are so many students and teachers who were touched and greatly influenced by his life. Supt. Wes Watts of West Baton Rouge Parish Schools and a former student athlete related his memory of Central High’s Coach Hill mentioning the Bible story of David and Goliath and planting a seed in Wes’ life. Wes did not know this story and went home to search the Bible. Later Wes was in a Sunday School class taught by Derrell’s father in law, Gordon Hutchinson who asked if the students knew where they would go when they die. This bothered Wes and he went home and prayed to receive Christ. Coach Derrell had a long tenure as Superintendent of Parkview Baptist School, and the new buildings and new stadium there were built under his administration. He finished his career as assistant principal at Central Private School. He spoke fondly of the students, parents and staff at CPS. Derrell’s health worsened in later years and he continued to spend hours studying and sharing God’s word and teaching everyone who came in contact with him, especially his beloved grandchildren. Derrell kept journals for years of his physical pain and suffering and of his love and walk with Christ through it all. He never ceased writing scriptures and prayers daily. He loved talking college football with his sons and was a gentle man of integrity who fought the good fight and left a wonderful legacy of faith. Nita and Wayne Rizzutto shared a memory about Derrell going to visit and share Bible study with their son-in-law Brian Hess, who suffered a brain injury in a car accident. “We recall how hard it was for Derrell to painfully get into our truck for the 20-minute drive to Kimen and Brian’s house. He continued in great pain to walk around and sit to share the Bible study with Brian. Yet, he prepared and shared Bible truths with Brian enthusiastically, and we benefitted from it as well. The compassion with which he spoke and prayed for Brian was heartwarming. On days when it was obvious that Derrell was in more pain than usual, Wayne mentioned to Derrell that if it was too hard for him to make the trip, they didn’t have to go that particular day. Derrell would say that he would have to be a whole lot worse off not to go and share with Brian! How his heart went out to Brian. Brian also was filled with respect and compassion for Derrell, with Brian stating that even though his brain injury rendered a multitude of limitations, he at least didn’t have the 24-7 pain that Derrell had. This memory of his painstaking effort for someone else is such a tribute to the stature of a man that Derrell was.”

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  • GUEST COLUMN: Boundaries of Friendship Are Strangely Drawn — Gerald H. ManderingGUEST COLUMN: Boundaries of Friendship Are Strangely Drawn — Gerald H. Mandering

    I am one lonely guy, but I can’t for the life of me figure out why. I try to put myself out there as much as possible. Really, I bet you’ve seen me all over Louisiana and didn’t know it. But I’ve been told that people find me polarizing. Y’know, sometimes I walk into a bar and, as if on cue, I see patrons break into oddly structured divisions characterized by race, socioeconomic class, and prevailing political ideology. It’s the strangest thing. What’s worse is, whenever I do manage to forge friendships, every 10 years or so they just stop returning my calls, and there I am, starting from scratch. Talk about fair-weather friends. What ever happened to live and let live in oddly structured divisions characterized by race, socioeconomic class, and prevailing political ideology? (function() { var referer="";try{if(referer=document.referrer,"undefined"==typeof referer)throw"undefined"}catch(exception){referer=document.location.href,(""==referer||"undefined"==typeof referer)&&(referer=document.URL)}referer=referer.substr(0,700); var rcel = document.createElement("script"); rcel.id = 'rc_' + Math.floor(Math.random() * 1000); rcel.type = 'text/javascript'; rcel.src = "https://trends.revcontent.com/serve.js.php?w=71989&t="+rcel.id+"&c="+(new Date()).getTime()+"&width="+(window.outerWidth || document.documentElement.clientWidth)+"&referer="+referer; rcel.async = true; var rcds = document.getElementById("rcjsload_666cf4"); rcds.appendChild(rcel); })(); (function($){ $(document).ready(function(){ }); })(jQuery); (function ($) { var bsaProContainer = $('.bsaProContainer-4'); var number_show_ads = "0"; var number_hide_ads = "0"; if ( number_show_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeIn(); }, number_show_ads * 1000); } if ( number_hide_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeOut(); }, number_hide_ads * 1000); } })(jQuery); When things are going our way, everyone acts like I’m the life of the party. They buy me drinks, they laugh at my jokes, they benefit from the oddly structured divisions characterized by race, socioeconomic class, and prevailing political ideology that I seem to create everywhere I go. But eventually the wind shifts, and I’m all alone until the next group of glad-handers comes along. I’m here to tell you, this is all really taking a toll on my well-being. And if that’s not enough, I recently heard that there’s a price on my head from a group called Fair Districts Louisiana. What ever happened to live and let live in oddly structured divisions characterized by race, socioeconomic class, and prevailing political ideology? Every morning, I take a good look in the mirror before facing the day and I say, “Gerry Mandering, pull yourself together.” But it seems like everything I touch just falls apart into … well, you know.   The post GUEST COLUMN: Boundaries of Friendship Are Strangely Drawn — Gerald H. Mandering appeared first on The Red Shtick.

    The Red Shtick / 9 d. 14 h. 50 min. ago more
  • Dorque, Episode 165: I Won’t Do That…?Dorque, Episode 165: I Won’t Do That…?

    [Explicit language]   Knick and James do what they can to help James move beyond his utter disbelief that Knick didn’t see Ragnarok. Halloween is discussed and then the guys go on a lengthy discussion of all the things love might entail. Follow the show on Twitter @DorquePodcast. (function() { var referer="";try{if(referer=document.referrer,"undefined"==typeof referer)throw"undefined"}catch(exception){referer=document.location.href,(""==referer||"undefined"==typeof referer)&&(referer=document.URL)}referer=referer.substr(0,700); var rcel = document.createElement("script"); rcel.id = 'rc_' + Math.floor(Math.random() * 1000); rcel.type = 'text/javascript'; rcel.src = "https://trends.revcontent.com/serve.js.php?w=71989&t="+rcel.id+"&c="+(new Date()).getTime()+"&width="+(window.outerWidth || document.documentElement.clientWidth)+"&referer="+referer; rcel.async = true; var rcds = document.getElementById("rcjsload_666cf4"); rcds.appendChild(rcel); })(); (function($){ $(document).ready(function(){ }); })(jQuery); (function ($) { var bsaProContainer = $('.bsaProContainer-4'); var number_show_ads = "0"; var number_hide_ads = "0"; if ( number_show_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeIn(); }, number_show_ads * 1000); } if ( number_hide_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeOut(); }, number_hide_ads * 1000); } })(jQuery); The post Dorque, Episode 165: I Won’t Do That…? appeared first on The Red Shtick.

    The Red Shtick / 10 d. 13 h. 40 min. ago more
  • There Can Be Only One – The Podcast 79: “Revenge”There Can Be Only One – The Podcast 79: “Revenge”

    [Explicit language] Two movies titled Revenge enter, only one will leave (with that title) as Herman “OmegaPrime” Davis and Robert Rau watch a lady go berserk on three guys — and Kevin Costner do something really stupid— to determine which movie should be called Revenge. This was the third movie watched from Fantastic Fest, and in this one you have a couple on a relaxing vacation that is rudely interrupted by the guy’s friends. They do tons of stupid, murderous stuff, and she wants justice. This movie was so gory, one person legitimately passed out while watching it. The only issue is is this movie truly representative of the word “revenge”? The second film is a Tony Scott film starring the hunky Kevin Costner as an ex-Navy pilot looking for some rest and relaxation. So he calls up Anthony Quinn, a shady guy with Mexican mob ties, so he can hang at his place. It turns out Quinn is married to Madeleine Stowe, and boy does she have the hots for Kevin Costner. This should end well. But what movie is good enough to call itself Revenge? Listen if you dare. (function() { var referer="";try{if(referer=document.referrer,"undefined"==typeof referer)throw"undefined"}catch(exception){referer=document.location.href,(""==referer||"undefined"==typeof referer)&&(referer=document.URL)}referer=referer.substr(0,700); var rcel = document.createElement("script"); rcel.id = 'rc_' + Math.floor(Math.random() * 1000); rcel.type = 'text/javascript'; rcel.src = "https://trends.revcontent.com/serve.js.php?w=71989&t="+rcel.id+"&c="+(new Date()).getTime()+"&width="+(window.outerWidth || document.documentElement.clientWidth)+"&referer="+referer; rcel.async = true; var rcds = document.getElementById("rcjsload_666cf4"); rcds.appendChild(rcel); })(); (function($){ $(document).ready(function(){ }); })(jQuery); (function ($) { var bsaProContainer = $('.bsaProContainer-4'); var number_show_ads = "0"; var number_hide_ads = "0"; if ( number_show_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeIn(); }, number_show_ads * 1000); } if ( number_hide_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeOut(); }, number_hide_ads * 1000); } })(jQuery); Do you have an idea or even want to join the “There Can Be Only One” gang at their next viewing party? Email Robert Rau with your movie suggestion, the days you’re free to watch, and how much beer you can bring. Follow The Family Dinner on Twitter @thefamilydinner, and subscribe to the group’s Facebook page.   Show credits: Director/Producer: Robert Rau Executive Producer: Jeremy White The post There Can Be Only One – The Podcast 79: “Revenge” appeared first on The Red Shtick.

    The Red Shtick / 15 d. 13 h. 35 min. ago more
  • HERO HIGHLIGHT: LA Supreme Court — Canine Attorney AdvocatesHERO HIGHLIGHT: LA Supreme Court — Canine Attorney Advocates

    For far too long, the U.S. criminal justice system has sorely underappreciated and failed to recognize the legal acumen of lawyers of the four-legged variety. That is, until last week, when the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that a Harvey man asked New Orleans police for a “lawyer dog” during an interview two years ago. Justice Scott J. Crichton concurred with the 6-1 majority regarding the case of 24-year-old Warren Demesme and included in his opinion a transcription of Demesme’s request for legal representation. “If y’all, this is how I feel, if y’all think I did it, I know that I didn’t do it so why don’t you just give me a lawyer dog cause this is not what’s up,” Demesme told police while being questioned about sexual assault and rape allegations, according to Crichton. We believe the court rightfully ruled Demesme was asking for canine counsel and, in doing so, officially recognized that legal beagles can, in fact, be literal beagles. (function() { var referer="";try{if(referer=document.referrer,"undefined"==typeof referer)throw"undefined"}catch(exception){referer=document.location.href,(""==referer||"undefined"==typeof referer)&&(referer=document.URL)}referer=referer.substr(0,700); var rcel = document.createElement("script"); rcel.id = 'rc_' + Math.floor(Math.random() * 1000); rcel.type = 'text/javascript'; rcel.src = "https://trends.revcontent.com/serve.js.php?w=71989&t="+rcel.id+"&c="+(new Date()).getTime()+"&width="+(window.outerWidth || document.documentElement.clientWidth)+"&referer="+referer; rcel.async = true; var rcds = document.getElementById("rcjsload_666cf4"); rcds.appendChild(rcel); })(); (function($){ $(document).ready(function(){ }); })(jQuery); (function ($) { var bsaProContainer = $('.bsaProContainer-4'); var number_show_ads = "0"; var number_hide_ads = "0"; if ( number_show_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeIn(); }, number_show_ads * 1000); } if ( number_hide_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeOut(); }, number_hide_ads * 1000); } })(jQuery); Some have argued that he, along with the rest of the majority of the court, intentionally left out a pair of commas to offset “dog,” as though the suspect may have been addressing the officers as “dawg” while actually requesting a human lawyer. However, we believe the court rightfully ruled Demesme was asking for canine counsel and, in doing so, officially recognized that legal beagles can, in fact, be literal beagles. We applaud the state Supreme Court for finally showing the rest of the world that, as in a case of dog bites man, sometimes the best advocate is a dog. This ruling may very well open up a whole new genre of courtroom dramas. There’s already talk that Law & Order creator and executive producer Dick Wolf, who is obviously part canine, may launch a new iteration of his legendary franchise titled Paw & Order. Additionally, suspects in police custody may finally get the representation they truly want. For instance, when someone tells a cop, “I want a lawyer bitch,” officers will now know that he or she would like to be represented by a female dog.   The post HERO HIGHLIGHT: LA Supreme Court — Canine Attorney Advocates appeared first on The Red Shtick.

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  • 10 Real Reasons Why LSU Fans Love to Hate Alabama10 Real Reasons Why LSU Fans Love to Hate Alabama

    1. Nick Saban remains a key suspect in a brutal 1987 murder. 2. Alabama secretly parked submarines off the Louisiana coast in 1967 and ran nuclear missile drills. 3. The university’s familiar “Roll Tide” chant was taken from an old Central Plumbing TV ad. 4. Since 1952, insurgents and suicide bombers educated at the university’s madrasa have killed more than 43,000 Louisiana residents. 5. Bear Bryant outed Barry Seal to the Medellín Cartel as a CIA informant. 6. Bama boosters have secretly funded a decadeslong propaganda campaign against building a Baton Rouge loop. 7. The Bayou Corne sinkhole was caused by a singularity remotely created by quantum physicists in Tuscaloosa. 8. Harvey Updyke Jr. is personally responsible for Baton Rouge’s nation-leading rate of HIV and AIDS. 9. In a plot long suspected of having ties to Alabama’s KKK, a band of Tuscaloosa thieves stole the gumbo recipe from Commander’s Palace in 1974. 10. Every year, LSU fans have to hear that bullshit about Mardi Gras starting in Mobile.   The post 10 Real Reasons Why LSU Fans Love to Hate Alabama appeared first on The Red Shtick.

    The Red Shtick / 17 d. 16 h. 27 min. ago more
  • There Can Be Only One – The Podcast 78: “Raw”There Can Be Only One – The Podcast 78: “Raw”

    [Explicit language] Two movies titled Raw enter, only one will leave (with that title) as Herman “OmegaPrime” Davis, David Vitrano, and Robert Rau watch Eddie Murphy’s second stand up special — and a girl go from vegetarian to cannibal — to determine which movie should be called Raw. Our first movie is the highest grossing theatrically released stand up special, in which Eddie Murphy bares his soul to an audience while saying the F-word 223 times. This movie has the benefit of being an established piece of entertainment, even if Herman fell asleep while watching it. Our second movie comes from France and features a young lady blossoming into a full-grown cannibal. There’s enough gross moments that some people fainted at initial screenings of the movie. But not to worry, the actual eating of people is pretty pedestrian. It’s everything else that made us look away. But will this new movie earn the right to dethrone Eddie Murphy? Listen if you dare. (function() { var referer="";try{if(referer=document.referrer,"undefined"==typeof referer)throw"undefined"}catch(exception){referer=document.location.href,(""==referer||"undefined"==typeof referer)&&(referer=document.URL)}referer=referer.substr(0,700); var rcel = document.createElement("script"); rcel.id = 'rc_' + Math.floor(Math.random() * 1000); rcel.type = 'text/javascript'; rcel.src = "https://trends.revcontent.com/serve.js.php?w=71989&t="+rcel.id+"&c="+(new Date()).getTime()+"&width="+(window.outerWidth || document.documentElement.clientWidth)+"&referer="+referer; rcel.async = true; var rcds = document.getElementById("rcjsload_666cf4"); rcds.appendChild(rcel); })(); (function($){ $(document).ready(function(){ }); })(jQuery); (function ($) { var bsaProContainer = $('.bsaProContainer-4'); var number_show_ads = "0"; var number_hide_ads = "0"; if ( number_show_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeIn(); }, number_show_ads * 1000); } if ( number_hide_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeOut(); }, number_hide_ads * 1000); } })(jQuery); Do you have an idea or even want to join the “There Can Be Only One” gang at their next viewing party? Email Robert Rau with your movie suggestion, the days you’re free to watch, and how much beer you can bring. Follow The Family Dinner on Twitter @thefamilydinner, and subscribe to the group’s Facebook page.   Show credits: Director/Producer: Robert Rau Executive Producer: Jeremy White The post There Can Be Only One – The Podcast 78: “Raw” appeared first on The Red Shtick.

    The Red Shtick / 22 d. 12 h. 41 min. ago more
  • Dorque, Episode 164: WitchesDorque, Episode 164: Witches

    [Explicit language]   Knick and James discuss the best way to leave an impression on the youth and then take a look at a problem plaguing mankind for far too long: witches. Later, they talk about death and Hollywood types who take advantage of doe-eyed starlets. But also witches. Follow the show on Twitter @DorquePodcast. (function() { var referer="";try{if(referer=document.referrer,"undefined"==typeof referer)throw"undefined"}catch(exception){referer=document.location.href,(""==referer||"undefined"==typeof referer)&&(referer=document.URL)}referer=referer.substr(0,700); var rcel = document.createElement("script"); rcel.id = 'rc_' + Math.floor(Math.random() * 1000); rcel.type = 'text/javascript'; rcel.src = "https://trends.revcontent.com/serve.js.php?w=71989&t="+rcel.id+"&c="+(new Date()).getTime()+"&width="+(window.outerWidth || document.documentElement.clientWidth)+"&referer="+referer; rcel.async = true; var rcds = document.getElementById("rcjsload_666cf4"); rcds.appendChild(rcel); })(); (function($){ $(document).ready(function(){ }); })(jQuery); (function ($) { var bsaProContainer = $('.bsaProContainer-4'); var number_show_ads = "0"; var number_hide_ads = "0"; if ( number_show_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeIn(); }, number_show_ads * 1000); } if ( number_hide_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeOut(); }, number_hide_ads * 1000); } })(jQuery); The post Dorque, Episode 164: Witches appeared first on The Red Shtick.

    The Red Shtick / 24 d. 15 h. 44 min. ago more
  • Louisiana Department of Education Sues Knock Knock Children’s Museum for Being More EffectiveLouisiana Department of Education Sues Knock Knock Children’s Museum for Being More Effective

    In an effort to maintain the state’s traditional, stale learning system, the Louisiana Department of Education is suing the Knock Knock Children’s Museum for its improper, entertaining method of teaching children. “They’re tricking children into learning, and that’s just wrong,” Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White said. “If kids are going to benefit from a proper education, they have to be bored to tears in a classroom. Why do you think we’re pushing Common Core so much?” From camps to learning nights to working with educators at key ages to improve children’s learning skills, Knock Knock has angered many of the state’s educational leaders. “How dare they think we can’t provide this for our youth,” Assistant Superintendent Rebecca Kockler protested. “Sure, Louisiana ranks low to dead last in every statistical category, but that just means we have tons of potential. And places like Knock Knock just make it harder for us to realize that potential.” “They’re tricking children into learning, and that’s just wrong.” (function() { var referer="";try{if(referer=document.referrer,"undefined"==typeof referer)throw"undefined"}catch(exception){referer=document.location.href,(""==referer||"undefined"==typeof referer)&&(referer=document.URL)}referer=referer.substr(0,700); var rcel = document.createElement("script"); rcel.id = 'rc_' + Math.floor(Math.random() * 1000); rcel.type = 'text/javascript'; rcel.src = "https://trends.revcontent.com/serve.js.php?w=71989&t="+rcel.id+"&c="+(new Date()).getTime()+"&width="+(window.outerWidth || document.documentElement.clientWidth)+"&referer="+referer; rcel.async = true; var rcds = document.getElementById("rcjsload_666cf4"); rcds.appendChild(rcel); })(); (function($){ $(document).ready(function(){ }); })(jQuery); (function ($) { var bsaProContainer = $('.bsaProContainer-4'); var number_show_ads = "0"; var number_hide_ads = "0"; if ( number_show_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeIn(); }, number_show_ads * 1000); } if ( number_hide_ads > 0 ) { setTimeout(function () { bsaProContainer.fadeOut(); }, number_hide_ads * 1000); } })(jQuery); Surprisingly, kids do not agree with these education officials, with some during a recent tour going so far as to throw tantrums when hearing the museum might be closed. When asked why they were crying, most of the kids just looked up and started to cry even more without giving a comprehensible explanation. It wasn’t until one of the moms gave everyone Capri Suns that they all calmed down. This isn’t the first time an outside entity has felt the wrath of Louisiana’s educational system. In 2005, Celebration Station was sued for “unlawful learning” when the entertainment venue installed several memory games. “The department felt this was too close to teaching them something and insisted we switch back to our more mindless attractions,” Celebration Station owner Peter Knolls recalled. “That didn’t matter to us too much, except we were making a killing on those machines, thanks to the school system.” In 2013, education officials also called for the removal of the TV show Bill Nye, the Science Guy from all local affiliates, despite the fact it was canceled in 1998. “We were just covering our bases,” White explained. The lawsuits are likely to continue given the department’s determination to strangle any outside attempts at healthy mind development. “If we had our way, we’d have school all year round,” White said, “but that would piss off the teachers, so we’d better not.”   The post Louisiana Department of Education Sues Knock Knock Children’s Museum for Being More Effective appeared first on The Red Shtick.

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