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Jindal’s Ebola stance criticized

theadvocate.com — The Jindal administration is telling scientists and medical experts who have recently dealt with the Ebola virus to stay away from a national conference that starts Sunday in New Orleans.

Ebola concerns prompt new state policy

theadvocate.com — The Jindal administration is telling scientists and medical experts who have recently dealt with the Ebola virus to stay away from a national conference that starts Sunday in New Orleans.

Stephanie Grace: Edwards’ campaign the real reality show

theadvocate.com — Call it the reality show former Gov. Edwin Edwards should have had in the first place, instead of "The Governor's Wife," A&E's grotesque look at his new life with his much younger third bride, which he now concedes was "horrible." "You may quote me as saying there's nothing real about a reality show," he quipped.
Oct 31, 2014

Edwin Edwards is "having the time of his life as he traverses the 6th Congressional District" by @stephgracenola theadvocate.com/news/opinion/1…

Baton Rouge GOP chooses three candidates

theadvocate.com — The largest Republican organization in the 6th congressional district voted to endorse three of the nine GOP candidates in the race - but not the top fund raiser - for a seat that is considered safely Republican. The executive committee voted to back state Sen.

Does Mary Landrieu Really Think We’re Racists?

blogs.theadvocate.com — For a conservative, I've been remarkably friendly to Mary Landrieu in these pages and elsewhere. But now, in an interview for Meet the Press, Landrieu has gone beyond the pale. In effect, she says too many of her own state's voters are racists. Watch for yourself, here. It's flabbergasting.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @Raffiwilliams: Tell @MaryLandrieu my opposition to Obama has nothing to do with his race. It has to do with his job performance blogs.theadvocate.com/quin-essential…

Ex-Saint Roman Harper not jumping for joy after play

theadvocate.com — CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Getting leapfrogged by a former teammate couldn't have been what Roman Harper had in mind in his first game against New Orleans since the Saints released him in the offseason. Jimmy Graham hurdled the Panthers safety after making a catch along the left sideline in the first quarter Thursday night.
Oct 31, 2014

The Saints released Roman Harper. Then they hurdled him: bit.ly/1ucbhzf

Fans took “big hunks” from Tiger Stadium field after LSU beat Ole Miss

theadvocate.com — The thousands of fans who rushed out of their seats after LSU's win over Ole Miss last Saturday didn't just stomp on the field at Tiger Stadium - they took some of it with them. Grounds crew members had to replace at least nine patches of sod that had been dug up by fans following the Tigers' 10-7 win over then-No.
Oct 31, 2014

AM RT: #LSU grounds crew had to replace 9 chunks of Tiger Stadium field dug up by fans; Stokes "sold" fake cut block bit.ly/1rX4z9M

Oct 30, 2014

RT @DellengerAdv: PM RT: #LSU grounds crew had to replace 9 chunks of field (5 @ midfield logo) dug up by fans - bit.ly/1rX4z9M

Oct 30, 2014

PM RT: #LSU grounds crew had to replace 9 chunks of field (5 @ midfield logo) dug up by fans - bit.ly/1rX4z9M

Oct 30, 2014

Also in those #LSU FB notes: Stokes did indeed fake a cut block w/Golson on game-winner. "I had to sell it," he said. bit.ly/1rX4z9M

Oct 30, 2014

#LSU grounds crew had to replace 9 chunks of field (5 @ midfield logo) dug up by fans. Story - bit.ly/1rX4z9M pic.twitter.com/SxvPfK9QRf

Meet the Jeffersons: LSU DB Rickey Jefferson learned from his older brother Jordan

theadvocate.com — Rickey Jefferson never feared a quarterback throwing in his direction. In an empty backyard on a vacant lot next to his home in Destrehan, a 12-year-old Jefferson would trot to an imaginary line of scrimmage. Name a route, and odds are he ran it. He woul
Oct 31, 2014

AM RT: From @BarrecaAdvocate, Meet The Jeffersons: #LSU S Rickey learned from bro Jordan in vacant lot n Destrehan bit.ly/1zkUhYG

Oct 30, 2014

From @BarrecaAdvocate, Meet The Jeffersons: #LSU S Rickey Jefferson learned from bro Jordan in vacant lot n Destrehan bit.ly/1zkUhYG

School Board candidate says trailer displaying campaign signs stolen

theadvocate.com — A candidate for East Baton Rouge Parish School Board said someone drove up behind the store he manages on Florida Boulevard on Thursday morning, broke a lock and drove off with a trailer on which he displayed campaign signs. Daniel Banguel said he learned of the theft soon after he started his morning shift at Rent-A-Wheel, 8345 Florida Blvd.
Oct 30, 2014

School Board candidate says trailer displaying campaign signs stolen theadvocate.com/news/10672560-…

Man free on $100,000 bail in drug case arrested again

theadvocate.com — GONZALES - Ascension Parish sheriff's narcotics agents arrested a Gonzales man - out of jail on bail for pending drug distribution charges and living near Gonzales Middle School and Tee-Joe Gonzales Park - on heroin distribution and other illegal drug counts after an undercover sting.

Grambling leader outlines plan to address deficit

theadvocate.com — Facing a more than $3 million deficit, Grambling University plans to increase faculty teaching loads while requiring furloughs, provide incentives for 15 faculty members to retire, and possibly even shutter the Grambling Laboratory Schools. Interim President Cynthia Warrick announced the drastic measures to help cash-strapped Grambling regain sound financial footing during a meeting with faculty and staff on campus Thursday.

Saints kicker Shayne Graham is October’s NFC Special Teams Player of the Month

blogs.theadvocate.com — No special teams player was better than Saints kicker Shayne Graham was in the NFC for the month of October, the NFL announced Thursday morning. The 14-year-veteran earned the first Special Teams Player of the Month of his career after going 9-of-9 on field goals and 9-of-9 on extra points kicked in three games the...
Oct 30, 2014

More on #saints K Shayne Graham's winning the NFC Special Teams Player of the Month award this morning | blogs.theadvocate.com/blackandgold/2…

Mark Ingram wins 2nd career FedEx Ground Player of the Week award

blogs.theadvocate.com — Saints running back Mark Ingram bagged his second career FedEx Ground Player of the Week award on Thursday. Ingram earned the award after rushing for more carries (24) and yards (172) against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night than he ever had since entering the NFL as one of the Saints' first-round draft choices...

Video: LSU linebacker Kendell Beckwith says upset win against Ole Miss was beyond his expectations

theadvocate.com — LSU middle linebacker Kendell Beckwith talks about the final seconds in the Tigers' upset win against Ole Miss last Saturday. Click here to see the video.
Oct 30, 2014

#LSU Video: Kendell Beckwith says atmosphere at Tiger Stadium on Saturday was "amazing" - bit.ly/1tlyugb

What to expect in Kitts murder trial Thursday: Alleged co-conspirator will testify

theadvocate.com — PORT ALLEN - A key witness in the case against a man and woman accused of killing the woman's husband in a murder-for-hire conspiracy will take the stand despite an attempt Wednesday by defense attorneys to have him barred from testifying against his alleged co-conspirators.
Oct 30, 2014

What to expect in Kitts murder trial Thursday: Alleged co-conspirator will testify theadvocate.com/news/10654579-… via @theadvocatebr

Key witness in WBR murder-for-hire trial admits being getaway driver

theadvocate.com — A key witness in a murder-for-hire trial testified Thursday he was asked to kill an Addis man. He said he refused but did drive a getaway car for the man who is accused of pulling the trigger. Corey Knox told a West Baton Rouge Parish jury the request that he kill someone came from Karl Michael Howard, 30, of Roswell, Ga.
Oct 30, 2014

Key witness in WBR murder-for-hire trial admits being getaway driver theadvocate.com/news/10671950-… via @theadvocatebr

Gameday: Saints at Panthers (scouting report, predictions, injury report)

theadvocate.com — SCOUTING REPORT These aren't the same Panthers that gave the Saints so much trouble last year. And to be fair, except for Sunday night's performance against the Packers, this isn't the same New Orleans Saints team that took Carolina to the wire last season - which, if you ask Panthers coach Ron Rivera, should surprise no one.

UNO Poll: Louisiana headed in ‘wrong direction’

theadvocate.com — A majority of Louisiana voters say the state is heading in the "wrong direction." The state's biggest problems are education and unemployment, they told researchers from the University of New Orleans in a recent survey. Both Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal and Democratic President Barack Obama are not well liked - earning 40 percent and 38 percent job approval ratings, respectively.
Oct 30, 2014

7% in UNO poll said @BobbyJindal is Louisiana's biggest problem. For comparison: 2% said #CommonCore, 2% Obama bit.ly/1wJ9xLG