Roundup: Celebrity bell ringing / BR BBQ school / Self-driving Ubers

    Ring them bells: Raising Cane’s latest yellow labrador mascot, Cane III, will make his public debut alongside founder and CEO Todd Graves at The Salvation Army’s celebrity bell ringing event in Baton Rouge today. The event is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. at the Walmart on College Drive.   

    In the classroom: Next spring, BRQ pitmaster Jeff Petkevicius will lead what’s being billed as Baton Rouge’s “first BBQ school.” The three-hour session will take place on March 30 at the Louisiana Culinary Institute, and will include a seminar, viewing and tasting of the four primary meats: brisket, pork, chicken, and ribs. Tickets are $50. Read the full announcement for more information and tickets.  

    No hands: Eight months after pulling its self-driving cars off the road following a fatal accident, Uber Technologies Inc. is putting the vehicles back into service, The Wall Street Journal reports. Today, Uber is sending out a handful of the self-driving vehicles on a fixed one-mile route between two of its offices in Pittsburgh. Read the full story.

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