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Chomping at the bit: Small studies on alligator nutrition have been ongoing at the LSU AgCenter Aquaculture Research Station in Baton Rouge, but with the addition of new facilities, those projects are being expanded. A newly...
DATE: May 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell delivered a blunt message to some of the nation's top oil industry executives during an inaugural meeting with the group on Wednesday: Don't cast blame our way. "I did poke them a little bit about not throwing the...
DATE: May 09, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
In the frantic days and weeks after BP's Macondo well exploded on April 20, 2010, blame was focused on a piece of equipment to which, under ideal circumstances, people don't give much thought. Bulky, heavy and designed for redundancy rather than...
DATE: May 07, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
The bipartisan budget proposal in the works in the Louisiana House is said by sources to include spending cuts and the suspension of some tax credits and exemptions. Members are considering either targeted suspensions or an across-the-board...
DATE: May 03, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
The last few years have seemed like one long season as my daughters leave the nest. Last spring I was escorting my first-born daughter, Alexandra, through the twists and turns of wedding preparation until her daddy walked her down the aisle and she...
DATE: April 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: News (inR)
Speaking out carried a high price for Ivor van Heerden. And, as it turns out, fighting him unsuccessfully carried a high price for LSU. Despite his doctorate in marine science and his years of experience in disaster research, the fired deputy...
DATE: April 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
The fundraisers leading up to it and the big parties kicking it off haven’t changed, but the first days of this legislative session could hardly be more different from last year’s. At this point in the 2012 session, Gov. Bobby Jindal had...
DATE: April 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: John Maginnis
By 6 p.m., I had the feeling Groovin' on the Grounds, an annual free concert on the LSU parade grounds, was going to be another laughable experience.
DATE: April 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: What's the Big Picture
The fundraisers leading up to it and the big parties kicking it off haven't changed, but the first days of this legislative session could hardly be more different from last year's. At this point in the 2012 session, Gov. Bobby Jindal had lawmakers...
DATE: April 09, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
BP this morning called retired LSU petroleum engineering professor Adam "Ted" Bourgoyne Jr. as its first witness at a trial designed to determine causes and assign blame for its April 2010 well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. Bourgoyne, an expert in...
DATE: April 08, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
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