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Jefferson Recycling
10:09 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Jefferson Prepares for Curbside Recycling

GRETNA, La. (AP) — Curbside collection of recyclable materials in unincorporated Jefferson Parish and the town of Jean Lafitte will begin on July 2. Parish officials say the company contracted for the service, Progressive Waste Solutions, has begun delivering 18-gallon recycling bins to residences.     

Bins will be provided to residences of four units or fewer.  

College Baseball Super Regional
8:30 pm
Sat June 9, 2012

Stony Brook tops LSU 3-1 to even NCAA series

BATON ROUGE — Tyler Johnson threw a three-hitter and allowed an unearned run, and Stony Brook defeated LSU 3-1 on Saturday to even the super regional series at one game each.

LSU (47-17) could not muster the late-inning magic of the series opener, when the Tigers hit three game-tying homers before winning a rain-postponed game in the 12th inning Saturday morning.

Johnson improved to 12-1, and now Stony Brook (51-13) is one victory from its first College World Series, with the final game of the best-of-three series slated for Sunday.

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The Diamond Jubilee
8:24 pm
Sat June 9, 2012

Tabasco gift spices up queen's jubilee

NEW IBERIA — The McIlhenny Co. got in on the pomp and circumstance of Queen Elizabeth II's diamond jubilee by sending the monarch a sterling silver Tabasco sauce holder.

The Daily Iberian reports company chairman and CEO Paul McIlhenny said it's rare the company sends such gifts to royalty, but he thought the Queen's 60 years on the British throne deserved a present.

Elizabeth came to the throne on Feb. 6, 1952 on the death of her father King George VI. Her coronation took place in June 1953.

Child Abuse Laws
8:20 pm
Sat June 9, 2012

Penn State sex-abuse charges inspire new state laws

BATON ROUGE — A sexual abuse scandal that rocked Pennsylvania State University has resulted in new laws in Louisiana to penalize those who fail to report allegations of child sex abuse and to protect those who do.

Lawmakers say the measures were inspired by the Penn State scandal that rocked the university's administration and its athletics department.

Three of the bills have been signed by Gov. Bobby Jindal. The Republican governor said he intends to sign the fourth.

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Police Morale
8:16 pm
Sat June 9, 2012

Union to gauge morale of New Orleans cops

The New Orleans police union is launching a study of officer morale and confidence in strategies of the department.

The Times-Picayune reports Capt. Michael Glasser, head of the Police Association of New Orleans, said the survey will highlight issues facing rank-and-file officers and help pinpoint matters that need to be addressed.

Glasser said Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas and his administration have dismissed officers' concerns, ranging from rising crime and questionable practices to failing crime-fighting strategies and management deficiencies.

Goldman Thibodeaux Honored
8:08 pm
Sat June 9, 2012

Musician Thibodeaux to be honored

LAFAYETTE — Musician Goldman Thibodeaux will be honored Sunday at the Vermilionville Living History Museum's Creole Culture Day celebration.

The accordion player and singer leads the band Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys.

The Advocate reports Creole Culture Day events are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will include cooking and craft demonstrations, games, dance lessons and music.

Education
8:04 pm
Sat June 9, 2012

Second teacher union will sue over Jindal's plan

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Association of Educators says it too will file suit to throw out a set of sweeping education changes pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal and passed by lawmakers in the just-ended legislative session.

Directors of the teachers union voted Saturday to file suit over changes to the state's elementary and secondary school funding formula that will pay for a statewide voucher program, online schools, college tuition scholarships and an expansion of charter schools.

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Jazzy Weekend Concerts
10:23 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Harpists Jazz Audiences with Two Concerts

Patrice Fisher - Harpist

It is a weekend for Jazz harp. The New Orleans Chapter of the American Harp Society is hosting its first Jazz and Pop harp weekend at the University of New Orleans, helping students from around the country improve their Jazz harp skills.  Professional members of the local harp society and guest artists will perform in two public concerts.

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Gulf Oil Spill - Costner Lawsuit
9:38 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Costner Testifies in Suit Over Oil-Cleanup Devices

Actor Kevin Costner has testified in the trial of a lawsuit in New Orleans that he was heartbroken watching the Gulf oil spill disaster in 2010 and headed to the area with oil cleanup devices to aid the recovery.

Costner testified yesterday in connection with a multimillion-dollar business dispute over the devices involving fellow actor Stephen Baldwin. 

Hotel Demolition
9:34 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Hotel Implosion Set for July

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After months of delays, the planned demolition of the Pallas Hotel on Canal Street in New Orleans has been set. State contractors are scheduled July 22 to implode the vacant hotel. 

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