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  1. Baton Rouge riverboat winnings riseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | The Advocate

    Combined winnings for Baton Rouge's three riverboat casinos increased by 3.3 percent in July over the year before. The riverboats brought in $24.9 million during the month, according to figures released Thursday by Louisiana State Police .

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  2. At Planned Parenthood protest, Bobby Jindal to blare anti-abortion...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | The Advocate

    Gov. Bobby Jindal won't be at the Governor's Mansion later Thursday when Planned Parenthood supporters protest his yanking of Medicaid dollars from health clinic operations. Jindal's office announced that staffers will set up a movie screen and speakers and play over-and-over again controversial undercover videos released by an anti-abortion group.

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  3. Baton Rouge man gets life sentence for his role in violent drug ringRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | The Advocate

    A Baton Rouge man was sentenced to life in prison plus fifteen years Wednesday for his role in what prosecutors called a violent drug ring that hired arsonists and gunmen to rob and shoot rivals. Jeffrey D. Perry, 32, was convicted last year in federal court of conspiring to distribute and distributing cocaine and "crack" cocaine, car-jacking, possessing firearms in furtherance of violence and drug crimes, and of having firearms as a convicted felon.

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    Thursday Aug 20 | The Advocate

    Consumer and business spending in East Baton Rouge Parish rose by 5.6 percent in June, breaking a string of two months where economic activity was lower than the year before. According to figures released by the city-parish Finance Department , businesses and consumers spent nearly $728.5 million in June.

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  5. Stage -- with locations in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette -- plans to close 90 nationwide storesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | The Advocate

    Retailer Stage Stores Inc. said Thursday it will close around 90 of its stores nationwide during a "multi-year" period, partly as a result of poor sales and downturns in the economies of oilpatch states. Stage didn't disclose the locations of the department stores.

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  6. Source: Goal for injured LSU safety Jalen Mills to return for showdown vs. AuburnRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | The Advocate

    Advocate file photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Jalen Mills fields questions from the media during LSU Football's annual media day at the LSU's Anderson-Feazel Indoor Field on Aug. 10, 2014. Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles is taken down for a loss by LSU safety Jalen Mills during the first half of the teams' game Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 in Baton Rouge.

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  7. James Gill: Only America believes in myth of scholar/athlete;...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | The Advocate

    James Gill: Only America believes in myth of scholar/athlete; lowering GPA for extracurricular activities could be beneficial for some kids Reporters always will vie to see who can get the most outlandish quote in the paper, but it won't be easy to match The Advocate's Charles Lussier. It was Lussier's good fortune to cover the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board debate on a proposal to lower the GPA required for extracurricular activities from 2.0 to 1.5. Among those opposed to the change was a former high school athletic coach.

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  8. Baton Rouge, NCAA not on same page when it comes to GPAs, but who's correct?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Glen Oaks High School football team members take the field for warmups Thursday. Glen Oaks is one of many schools that could have more students eligible to participate in sports and other extracurricular activities, if the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board approves lowering the minimum GPA, from 2.0 to 1.5, that students need to be eligible for such activities.

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  9. 'Ita s not about rich or poor': Baton Rouge Metro Council kills proposed barge cleaning operationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Proponents of rezoning controversial barge property Joseph Benson, Kathy Wascom, Willie Fontenot and Marylee Orr, right to left, hold signs and listen to discussion during the Metro Council's meeting Wednesday. The Metro Council voted to rezone the property.

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  10. LSU track and field adds 10 to rosterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | The Advocate

    After losing a solid group of seniors that helped LSU finish fourth at the NCAA track and field championships in June, the Tigers added 10 athletes to the roster for the 2016 season. Coach Dennis Shaver bolstered his men's team with the addition of five All-America transfers, including a pair of 400-meter runners, and five top high school recruits.

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    Wednesday Aug 19 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Sophomore safety Jamal Adams , right, goes into "deep thought" while interviewing defensive back Donte Jackson during LSU's 2015 football media day at their football operations center on campus, Sunday, August 16, 2015, in Baton Rouge. Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Defensive back Donte Jackson scoops up a ball during drills at fall camp Friday at LSU 's Charles McClendon Football Practice Facility.

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  12. Man, woman wanted in armed robbery arrested after three-hour standoff at East Baton Rouge apartmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | The Advocate

    Authorities arrested a man and a woman Wednesday afternoon after a three-hour stand-off in the rain at a Baton Rouge apartment. Keller Anne Duncan, 26, and an unidentified man are accused of robbing a victim in his home at gunpoint in July, an East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office news release says.

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  13. James Gill: Lowering the GPA for extracurricular activities could help in the long runRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | The Advocate

    Reporters always will vie to see who can get the most outlandish quote in the paper, but it won't be easy to match The Advocate's Charles Lussier. It was Lussier's good fortune to cover the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board debate on a proposal to lower the GPA required for extracurricular activities from 2.0 to 1.5. Among those opposed to the change was a former high school athletic coach.

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  14. I Eat La.: This fresh, crisp salad started a sensationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | The Advocate

    One of the things I love about living here, or in the South in general, is that we connect so many memories with food. About 17 years ago, when my now husband and I were dating, he took me to The Place restaurant on Florida Boulevard.

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  15. Bobby Yarborough receives a Mamaa lifetime awardRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by PAM BORDELON --- Bobby Yarborough, CEO of Manda Fine Meats and this year's recipient of the Baton Rouge Epicurean Society's Grace 'Mama' Marino Lifetime Achievement Award, grills up some Manda's sausage for his and wife Marsha's dinner. Bobby Yarborough got the surprise of his life when he walked into the private dining room at Gino's Restaurant in February.

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  16. Vitter makes a television ad buyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | The Advocate

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter, sitting on the largest campaign account in the Louisiana governor's race, is finally pumping some of the money into TV advertising. The Republican candidate from Metairie launches his first 30-second TV ad Thursday, the second gubernatorial contender to do so.

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  17. Man wanted in 2012 rape of 14-year-old girlRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | The Advocate

    A Lake Charles man is wanted in the rape of a 14-year-old girl in 2012 that occurred while she was visiting her father at his Baton Rouge home. She recently told a relative about the incident, and police were able to get enough information to obtain a warrant, said Cpl.

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  18. Judge rules in preliminary hearing the Shoe Creek development in Central can move forward, for nowRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | The Advocate

    State District Judge Wilson Fields ruled Wednesday that an upscale traditional neighborhood development planned in Central can move forward and that lawmakers were within their rights to approve it. Three Central residents brought a lawsuit against their mayor and a handful of council members, alleging they violated city zoning ordinances in approving The Settlement at Shoe Creek, to be built off Sullivan Road.

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  19. LSU students move in for the fall semesterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU president F. King Alexander, right, gets some steadying handcart assistance from Colleen Murphy, a senior in microbiology from New Orleans, left, and Lexie Breaux, a chemical engineering senior, center, at Laville Hall while helping students move into their dorms. Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Defending against the rain, LSU students walk across the pedestrian bridge near Miller Dorm during move-in day for the dorms.

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  20. Jordan Stephens, Central set sights on getting over regional humpRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | The Advocate

    Advocate file photo by APRIL BUFFINGTON -- After falling in the regional round the past two years, Jordan Sptephens and the Central volleyball team are focused on getting past that round and winning the state tournament. Last season, Central fell to Cabrini 3-1 in the regional round of the LHSAA Division II playoffs.

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