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  1. Letter: Prefunding retiree benefits hurts USPSRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 2 | The Advocate

    Your editorial on the U.S. Postal Service correctly asserts that the agency is as necessary as ever. Indeed, year after year, the public gives the Postal Service favorability ratings above 80 percent - highest of any federal agency - because its trusted employees provide Americans and their businesses with the world's most affordable and efficient delivery network.

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  2. Smiley: Flying buffaloesRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 2 | The Advocate

    The Monday column, discussing foods from the '50s - back before chickens had fingers, when Jell-O salad was considered a classy way to start a meal, and when you got water from the faucet, not a plastic bottle - drew comments adding to the list of differences between today's cuisine and yesterday's chow: Jude LeBoeuf, of Kenner, says, "My friend Charlie reminded me that buffaloes did not have wings back then." George McLean, of Metairie, says, "Going back past the '50s: We didn't have mirlitons or chayotes, but we did have vegetable pears.

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  3. Baton Rouge Police Department: Officer resigns amid reports of a neglecteda police cruiserRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 2 | The Advocate

    A Baton Rouge police officer resigned Monday amid an internal investigation into reports that he had "neglected" his police car, a police spokesman said Tuesday. Officer Alec Pirie, 29, resigned after internal investigators discovered he recently violated numerous departmental policies and procedures involving the neglected unit, said Cpl.

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  4. Baton Rouge high school biology teacher wins national award, $10,000Read the original story

    Tuesday Dec 2 | The Advocate

    Broadmoor High School biology teacher Crystal Gordon has been named one of five winners of an annual national teaching award given out by the National Education Association, bringing with it $10,000 for the Baton Rouge educator and a trip to the nation's capital. The NEA Foundation's Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence is also going to teachers from Montana, South Carolina, Utah and Wisconsin.

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  5. Brady Hoke fired at Michigan; LSU coach Les Miles possible candidateRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 2 | The Advocate

    The Michigan job is open again. Will the program come after LSU coach Les Miles for a third time in seven years? The Wolverines fired head coach Brady Hoke on Tuesday, according to multiple reports, after a 5-7 season and a third straight loss to rival Ohio State.

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  6. Seven of 8 Louisiana metro areas gain jobsRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 2 | The Advocate

    Nonfarm jobs in the Baton Rouge area increased 1.87 percent to 397,700 in preliminary seasonally adjusted numbers released Tuesday by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. "Private employers continue to add jobs in most industry sectors in Louisiana," said Curt Eysink, the LWC's executive director.

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  7. Lafayette man pleads guilty to federal tax fraud chargeRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 2 | The Advocate

    A Lafayette man who owns a Baton Rouge-based health care company is awaiting sentencing after admitting he failed to pay $2.5 million-plus in employee withholding taxes from 2008 to 2011. Charles A. Lanphier , 68, pleaded guilty Monday in Baton Rouge federal court to two counts of failing to truthfully account for and pay over taxes that were withheld from the paychecks of employees, U.S. Attorney Walt Green said.

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  8. Texas man gets 13-year sentence following Medicare fraud convictionRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 2 | The Advocate

    A 60-year-old Texas man was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison this week for defrauding Medicare through his health care company that operated in Baton Rouge and Houston. U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick on Monday also ordered Ahaoma Boniface Ohia to pay the Medicare program more than $1.2 million in restitution and forfeit the proceeds of his criminal activity up to an additional $1.2 million, U.S. Attorney Walt Green said.

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  9. Citiplace theater in Baton Rouge to become Movie TavernRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 2 | The Advocate

    The United Artists Theater in Citiplace is on track to be rebranded as a Movie Tavern , documents filed Monday with the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court's Office show. The theater and a 6.8-acre site around it were sold to National Retail Properties of Orlando, Florida for $8.15 million, according to the court filings.

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  10. Continue reading a 'Read the original story

    Sunday Nov 23 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Brandon McClendon, Laytron Lewis, Toiryan Milligan and Abel Thompson, left to right, give their point of view during a forum to discuss community and law enforcement relating to Ferguson, MO. The forum, sponsored by The LSU African and African American Studies Program, was held in the LSU Student Union.

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  11. Baton Rouge firefighters battle tire warehouse blaze for 12 hoursRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 23 | The Advocate

    Firefighters battled a blaze at a tire warehouse on Plank Road for about 12 hours Saturday night and into Sunday morning before extinguishing it, according to the Baker Fire Department. After a passerby alerted firefighters to the blaze on Plank Road near Lavey Lane in Baker at around 10:30 p.m., nine engines and two ladder trucks arrived to fight the flames, said Christopher Hunt, a Baker Fire Department district chief.

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  12. Ask The Advocate: a Do Not Calla worthless?Read the original story

    Sunday Nov 23 | The Advocate

    Everyone I've talked to agrees that the "Do Not Call" program is totally worthless. Please explain how "the system" knows which phone numbers a household wants to accept or reject.

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  13. Party lines drawn in runoffRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 23 | The Advocate

    Voters in the Broadmoor-centered District 1 of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board will decide on Dec. 6 whether a Republican insurance executive or a Democratic deputy director of a statewide teachers association will represent them on the board. Mark Bellue was 189 votes short of victory in the Nov. 4 election, while Jennifer Andrews earned 31 percent of the vote, sending the two to the December runoff election.

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  14. Firefighters battle tire warehouse fire for 12 hoursRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 23 | The Advocate

    Firefighters battled about 12 hours Saturday night before extinguishing a tire warehouse blaze on Plank Road, but the fire claimed most of the building and its contents, according to the Baker Fire Department. After a passerby alerted firefighters to the blaze on Plank Road near Lavey Lane in Baker at around 10:30 p.m., nine engines and two ladder trucks arrived to fight the flames, said Christopher Hunt, a Baker Fire Department district chief.

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  15. Smiley: Victory prayersRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 23 | The Advocate

    One of my favorite writers, George Gurtner , says the upcoming Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial celebration on Jan. 6, plus the current football season, remind him of this story: "Legend has it that the reason Gen. Andrew Jackson overcame enormous odds to defeat the British at Chalmette back in 1815 was because the Ursuline nuns prayed all night to Our Lady of Prompt Succor for a victory.

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  16. a Pitcha trailer features several BR spotsRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 23 | The Advocate

    Advocate file photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Crews work to film 'Pitch Perfect 2' in June at BREC's Highland Road Community Park in Baton Rouge. Those are just a few of the local sites which pop up on the just-released trailer for the feature film "Pitch Pefect 2." The film was shot over the summer in Baton Rouge and is a sequel to 2012's "Pitch Perfect," also shot in the city, mostly on the LSU campus.

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  17. Rutgers rides late run to beat Lady Tigers 64-57Read the original story

    Saturday Nov 22 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU guard Raigyne Moncrief runs past a statue of legendary LSU coach Sue Gunter on her way to the Lady Tigers' second half battle against Rutgers' during the Sue Gunter Classic, Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge. Despite the Lady Tigers' second-best offensive output of the season, LSU was unable overcome a late scoring barrage by Rutgers in a 64-57 loss in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Saturday.

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  18. Retailers prepare for year-end sprint toward profitsRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 22 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Courtney Gora, left, looks over tops while assisted by Laura Gremillion. Shoppers were cruising the aisles and making purchases at The Royal Standard at 2877 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge.

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  19. Two men booked in teena s shooting on Canonicus Street and other Baton Rouge area police newsRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 22 | The Advocate

    Baton Rouge police have arrested two men accused of shooting and wounding a teen on Canonicus Street earlier this month. The victim told police he was walking in the 3500 block of Canonicus Street on Nov. 11 when Jermain Nicholas, 27, and Carlos Sterling, 26, drove past him in a white Cadillac, according to the affidavits of probable cause.

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  20. Report: Group Benefits revisions could be costlyRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 22 | The Advocate

    A new Legislative Fiscal Office analysis concludes that the latest revisions to the state health insurance program ease some of the out-of-pocket expenses of its 230,000 state employee, teacher, retiree and dependent members. Under the original revamp, Fiscal Office director Travis McIlwain projected average out-of-pocket costs to increase by 47 percent over current Group Benefits health plans.

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