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Hurricane Isaac
11:02 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Superdome roof survived Isaac intact

The nearly 10-acre roof of the Superdome in New Orleans became a symbol of Hurricane Katrina's destruction in 2005, but the new, improved roof survived Hurricane Isaac just fine.

Superdome manager Doug Thornton said Friday that Isaac did cause some damage to the dome, including some sheet metal damage to exhaust vents. His early estimate of repair costs is $75,000 to $100,000 — a far cry from the $157 million in storm damage repairs covered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Katrina.

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Hurricane Isaac
4:24 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Isaac: early departure for NSU road games

Athletics director Greg Burke says Northwestern State's four fall sports teams will leave Natchitoches (NAK-uh-tesh) early for weekend games to avoid possible risks from Hurricane Isaac's unpredictable path.

The university will be closed Wednesday through Friday as a precaution. Burke says the football, volleyball, women's soccer and cross-country teams all will leave on Wednesday, a day earlier than planned.

The football and volleyball teams play at Texas Tech in Lubbock, and the other two teams will be in Tulsa.

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Hurricane Isaac
6:03 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

A&M vs. La. Tech game postponed because of Isaac

Texas A&M and Louisiana Tech have decided to postpone Thursday night's season opener in Shreveport because of Hurricane Isaac's forecast path through Louisiana.

The game has been rescheduled until Oct. 13, which had been an open date for both teams.

Louisiana Tech Athletic Director Bruce Van de Velde says university officials, who announced the postponement on Tuesday, are concerned about the safety of the athletes and fans, and want to conscientious of the effect the storm could have on residents throughout the region.

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New Orleans: 34 | Texans: 27
1:27 am
Sun August 26, 2012

Saints register preseason win over Texans, 34-27

Matt Schaub and Drew Brees looked sharp in a high-scoring first half, and Joe Morgan's touchdown catch late in the fourth quarter lifted the New Orleans Saints to a 34-27 preseason victory over the Houston Texans on Saturday night.

Schaub completed 15-of-18 passes for 194 yards and a touchdown, but three turnovers by Houston (No. 4 in the AP Pro 32) helped the Saints (No. 9) stay close despite two fumbles of their own.

Brees was 17 of 25 for 179 yards, including TD tosses to Lance Moore and Jimmy Graham.

Cajundome
11:40 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Subsidy increase to Cajundome to be considered

The Lafayette City-Parish Council is considering an increased subsidy to the Cajundome.

The Advertiser reports the council this week briefly discussed City-Parish President Joey Durel's proposed $550,000 allocation to the Cajundome for the upcoming fiscal year, which marks a $50,000 increase from the current fiscal year.

The Cajundome subsidy has come under fire from some of the council's nine members in the past. On Tuesday, however, no councilmen suggested eliminating the allocation, as has been done in previous years.

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LSU Sports
3:03 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Singers sought for LSU sports events

Open auditions will be held Saturday for individual singers or groups who want to perform "The Star Spangled Banner" at many LSU sporting events Saturday.

Anthem singing for LSU football games is excluded.

The Advocate reports auditions are set for 10 a.m. to noon in the Recital Hall of the LSU School of Music building.

More information is available by calling the LSU athletics marketing and promotions office at 225-578-6884 or by email at promotions@lsu.edu.

Sports
12:53 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Retired basketball players to host legends in New Orleans

The National Basketball Retired Players Association brings its annual Legends World Sports Conference to New Orleans next week.

The annual retreat for NBA, ABA and Harlem Globetrotters alumni will convene Aug. 17 to participate in a host of philanthropic events including giving a $25,000 gift to help rehabilitate basketball courts at Oliver Bush Playground in the Lower Ninth Ward. The group also will visit with patients at Children's Hospital and conduct free basketball and life skills clinics for at-risk youth.

Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo
1:31 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

24-hour toll collections for Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

State transportation officials say they will be offering 24-hour toll collections along LA Highway 1 in anticipation of increased traffic surrounding the country's oldest competitive fishing event.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said Wednesday their goal is to keep the flow of traffic at a steady pace as spectators arrive for the 90th annual Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo. Rhett Desselle, assistant secretary of operations, said there has already been an increase in the traffic volume around the area.

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LSU Athletic Department
5:30 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

LSU Athletics donates $4M to university

The LSU Athletic Department is making a $4 million contribution to the university to help with budget challenges in the 2012-13 fiscal year.

The transfer is the single largest contribution from Athletics to Academics in school history. Director of Athletics Joe Alleva says being able to make such a contribution is a "real credit to LSU's fans and alumni who support the Tigers."

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2012 Olympics
8:43 am
Tue July 24, 2012

John Folse takes Louisiana cooking to Olympics

Chef John Folse is taking a taste of Louisiana and the "Spirit of the Gulf Coast" to what he calls the "ultimate" stage.

Folse is leading the "Team USA" of the culinary world — eight chefs from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida — to the Olympic Games.

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