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2007-01-26 18:00:47

By CHARLES LUSSIER The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Tuesday approved changes to attendance zones at 22 schools, redirecting more than 1,500 students in the process. The changes will take effect with the start of the 2007-08 school year in August. Some schools are changing their lines in response to the July 1 exit of Central and its four schools. Other schools are changing lines in response to overcrowding. And five schools are shifting in response to the $12.2 million...

2007-01-04 18:00:36

By JORDAN BLUM Most college students are still enjoying their holiday break, but nearly 700 LSU students returned to class this week to continue the university's first-ever "Wintersession." The mini-semester offers fully immersed, two-week classes to help students either catch up or get ahead in their college careers. Each class is typically at least three hours a day for five days a week, giving students the opportunity to knock off one or two classes between the fall and spring...

2006-12-16 18:00:28

Sara Green Adams; Winston Devon Asberry "Poppy"; the Rev. Harold N. Bankston; Robert David Brown; Clara Melia Butler "Peaches"; Dorothy Marie McQueen Cavin "Dot"; Chase Maurice Cieutat; Belinda Sue Parks Dickerson; the Rev. Sam Douglas Jr.; Victor Raymond Finch; John C. Galloway; Georgene Cannon Gordon; Maud O'Rourke Kenny; Terry Lynn Kent Sr. Library Note: Multiple versions may exist. Adams, Sara Green An office secretary, a homemaker for her husband, J.L. Adams Jr., and a longtime...

2006-12-03 21:00:31

Eunice King Franklin; Amos W. Garrett; Bernice A. Bruzda Hebert; John Cooper Helm Sr.; Margie Lasyone Jarreau; Clifford Joseph Jeanpierre "Rock"; Madeline Miles Landry; Frances Goudeau Laudan; Steve M. Mabry Sr.; Frederick Eugene Metz "Fred"; Peter Wesley Morgan Sr. "Pete"; Aurea Isabel Fernandez Orihuela Library Note: Multiple versions may exist. Franklin, Eunice King A resident and native of New Roads, she died Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, at 2:45 p.m. at Pointe Coupee Healthcare. She was 85...

2006-12-01 18:01:02

Carol Ruth Kimbrough Powell; Julie Walet Poyadou; Ben F. Ragusa; Jonathan Kevin "Tootie" Raymond; Christopher Wayne Reed; Trevante Centrell Reed; Frances W. Detlefs Scott; Ralph Leonard Stewart; Joe "Stomp Thomas" Thomas Jr.; Cynthia Morgan Tunkins; Val Vignes; Kimberly Ann McDonald; Linda Rae Harrison Williams; Leon "Sky" Winters; John Harry Wyckoff Wrenn; Arthur Louis "Louie" Young; Roy Charles Zeringue; Ruby E. Rogillio Zumo Library Note: Multiple Versions May Exist Powell, Carol Ruth...

2006-11-28 18:00:53

William Daniel "Mr. Bill" Krewitz; the Rev. Willie N. "Billy" Kyser; Dorothy M. Moak; Carolyn Murphy "Deda" Moncrieffe; Jamie McNeely Paige; Jeanne Marie Parker; Essie Louise Davis Turner Pearce; Vivian Ruth Reinninger Rayborn; Carl Lynn Sanders; Anna Katherine Saucier; Herman Smith; William Walter "Mr. Bill" Thompson; Osdell Eloise Dougherty; John Vignes; Myrne Marie Teaser Warren; Cornelius "Pipe" Washington Jr. Library Note: Multiple Versions May Exist. Krewitz, William Daniel "Mr....

2006-11-24 18:01:36

Vivian Spillers Allement; Danny K. Bailey; Fay Browning Ballard; Sammy Anthony "Bootsie" Boeta Jr.; Harry A. Boudreaux; Elise Hymel Bourgeois; William T. Bowles Sr.; Louis Francis Brown; Patricia ann Jackson Brown; James Emmitt Bueche; Mary Lee "Dee Dee" Scivicque Cambre; Genevieve Hopkins Carter; Gloria McKneely "Glo" Daniels' James Clyde Day; Eddie Dumas Multiple Versions May Exist. Allement, Vivian Spillers A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Vivian was...

2006-05-21 21:05:35

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (Reuters) - A man shot and killed four people in a Louisiana church on Sunday morning before kidnapping his three children and estranged wife and shooting her to death, police said. The suspect, identified as Anthony Bell, 25, was arrested after police got a report of a shooting at an apartment complex near the church about 90 minutes after the killings in Baton Rouge, the city's police chief, Jeff LeDuff said. "We were able to take him into custody without...

2006-05-21 15:23:25

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A man shot and killed at least four people in a Louisiana church on Sunday morning before kidnapping his three children and estranged wife, who was later found dead, media reports said. The suspect, identified by Fox News as Anthony Bell, 25, was arrested after police got a report of a shooting at an apartment complex near the church about 90 minutes after the killings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the city's police chief, Jeff LeDuff said. "We were able to take...

2005-10-13 19:07:30

By Michael Peltier BAKER, Louisiana (Reuters) - New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin completed a two-day motorcade blitz of Louisiana on Thursday, trying to lure displaced residents home with offers of housing and jobs. In stops in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Baker and St. Gabriel on Thursday, the mayor applauded evacuees for their strength of character and pledged to bring them back to their neighborhoods as quickly as possible. On Wednesday Nagin had been to the cities of Shreveport and Monroe...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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