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  1. Tom Bensona s estranged heirs make renewed plea for psychiatric...Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Advocate

    Lawyers for the three relatives Tom Benson once had tapped to inherit his sports teams but has now cut off reiterated in court documents filed Wednesday that it is "clearly" necessary for the 87-year-old billionaire to be examined by a geriatric psychiatrist because his physical and mental state is in dispute. Tom Benson's granddaughter Rita LeBlanc, his daughter Renee Benson and his grandson Ryan LeBlanc allege the Saints and Pelicans owner has exhibited "a pattern of bizarre behavior," and they request that psychiatrist Dr. Ted Bloch be allowed to examine him in a confidential setting.

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  2. Letter: Readers need protection from global warming a tripeaRead the original story

    Tuesday | The Advocate

    This letter is being written in response to Daniel P. Poulin, a real estate executive in Metairie. He asks that The Advocate stop printing "tripe" consisting of inaccurate, badly informed and downright fraudulent letters about climate change.

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  3. Persuading a judge to declare Tom Benson mentally unfit will be a tall order, experts sayRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | The Advocate

    New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson and his wife Gayle Benson pose for a photo with his granddaughter, and Pelicans co-owner Rita Benson LeBlanc, second left, general manager Dale Demps, left, and head coach Monty Williams, right, at the Pelicans NBA basketball media day in Metairie, La., Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.

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  4. Tom Benson often mediator between wife, granddaughterRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Layne Murdoch Jr. photographs New Orleans Pelicans GM Dell Demps, New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams, Vice Chairman of the Board of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans Rita Benson LeBlanc, Dennis Lauscha, president of Saints and Pelicans, Saints GM Mickey Loomis, and New Orleans Pelicans and Saints owner Tom Benson and his wife Gayle Benson at Pelicans Media Day in Metairie, La. Monday, Sept.

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  5. Photos: A look at Rita Benson LeBlanc, Gayle Benson with the Saints, Pelicans over the yearsRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Layne Murdoch Jr. photographs New Orleans Pelicans GM Dell Demps, New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams, Vice Chairman of the Board of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans Rita Benson LeBlanc, Dennis Lauscha, president of Saints and Pelicans, Saints GM Mickey Loomis, and New Orleans Pelicans and Saints owner Tom Benson and his wife Gayle Benson at Pelicans Media Day in Metairie, La. Monday, Sept.

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  6. Letter: Quarter more perilous than most realizeRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | The Advocate

    I am a 58-year-old New Orleans resident. I grew up at the Lakefront, Lakewood South and at my grandmother's home on Audubon Place until raising my children in a safe Metairie.

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    Thursday Jan 22 | The Advocate

    Photo by Rusty Costanza -- New Orleans Saints and Hornets owner Tom Benson smiles in front of a New Orleans Hornets display at the New Orleans Saints headquarters in Metairie, on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Doug Thornton, regional vice president of SMG, the company which operates the Superdome and Smoothie King Center, voiced his support of Tom Benson's ownership succession plan for both the Saints and Pelicans.

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  8. Smiley: No alien invasionRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | The Advocate

    He said, "When I arrived home in northern Ascension Parish on Tuesday night, it was very dark, just a little foggy, still and quiet. "I took a quick glance out to the roadway - and my brain quickly processed that two aliens from outer space were invading Ascension Parish and swiftly shuffling down my street.

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  9. Deaf education summit set for SaturdayRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | The Advocate

    Up to 100 parents, speech therapists and counselors are expected to gather on Saturday in Port Allen for a first of its kind summit on deaf education. One of the aims is to strengthen a current "bill of rights" law for Louisiana's roughly 2,000 deaf children who attend public schools, said Rana Ottallah, a parent who lives in Metairie and one of the organizers of the event.

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  10. Podcast: LSU will be glad it didn't lose Riverdale athlete Donte Jackson to GeorgiaRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 21 | The Advocate

    Advocate Photo by KYLE ENCAR --East Jefferson linebacker Ronte Ladmirault breaks up a pass in the end zone that was intended for Riverdale athlete Donte Jackson during the first half of a week six game on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at JoeYenni Stadium in Metairie.

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  11. Riverdale's Donte Jackson on picking LSU: 'Prayed about it ... all signs pointed to' TigersRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 21 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Riverdale High School's Donte Jackson, left, eludes the grasp of Grace King High School's Leronta Butler, right, during a football game at Joe Yenni Stadium in Metairie on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Riverdale athlete Donte Jackson verbally committed to LSU Wednesday morning in front of a packed gymnasium at his high school.

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    Saturday Jan 17 | The Advocate

    Theresa Lockwood was presented with the 2014 Outstanding HR Professional of the Year Award by the Greater Baton Rouge Society for Human Resource Management. Lockwood is the director of human resources at Baton Rouge Physical Therapy Lake.

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  13. Gubernatorial contenders say voter trust needed before highway boostsRead the original story

    Friday Jan 16 | The Advocate

    In the opening forum of the 2015 race for governor, three Republicans and a Democrat said officials first have to restore voter confidence in how transportation dollars are used before any major funding hike for roads and bridges is feasible. The key initial step, they said, is to end a wide range of diversions from a fund that is supposed to finance Louisiana's highway needs, including about $60 million per year that is sent to State Police.

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  14. Mall of Louisiana adding two retailersRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 15 | The Advocate

    The Mall of Louisiana is adding two new tenants by mid-March, while another longtime store will undergo an extensive remodeling. Francesca's , a women's clothing boutique, is set to open a location on the first floor of the mall, next to Talbots Petites.

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  15. Check out our politics blogRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 13 | The Advocate

    On a sunny afternoon with temperatures in the mid-30s, fewer than a dozen demonstrators lined up outside a Republican social club on Capitol Hill Tuesday to protest a private appearance by U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, of Jefferson, who continues to draw criticism for speaking at a 2002 meeting of a white supremacist group in Metairie headed by neo-Nazi David Duke. Scalise did not appear outside the front entrance to the club, where the demonstrators held signs and chanted.

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  16. Smiley: The old shell gameRead the original story

    Monday Jan 12 | The Advocate

    I was watching one of the cable TV channels, probably ESPN, when a commercial for an egg peeler caught my attention. It showed a poor woman trying to crack a hardboiled egg and peel it, and making a mess of the project.

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  17. Federal education overhaul may have big impact in LouisianaRead the original story

    Sunday Jan 11 | The Advocate

    Predictions that the GOP-controlled Congress will overhaul a landmark federal education law this year could foreshadow either problems or relief for public schools in Louisiana. One of the key issues is whether Congress will drop the requirement that students in grades 3-8 undergo annual testing in math and reading, state Superintendent of Education John White said.

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  18. Almost 3,000 without power in Crescent City as cold hangs onRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 8 | The Advocate

    Almost 3,000 electric service customers in New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner and Westwego are without power this morning as the Greater New Orleans area remains gripped in a record-tying cold snap, according to Entergy's website. More than 2,700 of those customers are in New Orleans itself.

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  19. Private equity-backed firm acquires Carencro oilfield service firmRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 7 | The Advocate

    Gulf Coast Specialty Energy Services LLC, a holding company backed by private equity firm Grey Mountain Partners, has acquired Specialized Environmental Resources LLC, a Carencro-based oilfield service company whose specialties include amphibious excavation and marine transportation in spots that conventional drilling equipment can't reach. Gulf Coast Specialty's financial backing and operational support, including its relationship with Metairie-based Triton Diving Services LLC, another Grey Mountain affiliate, will expand Gulf Coast's reach from the Gulf of Mexico through the very shallow waters of the transition zone, said Gulf Coast Specialty Chief Executive Officer Steve Saucier.

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  20. No evidence Scalise actually addressed a neighborhood group in 2002Read the original story

    Tuesday Jan 6 | The Advocate

    As a furor erupted in recent days over allegations that U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise had addressed a white nationalist convention in 2002, Kenny Knight, the David Duke aide who had invited him to speak , began to reshape his story to fit a more innocuous narrative. Scalise, he said, had actually addressed the Jefferson Heights Civic Association, a neighborhood group Knight headed that was using the same space at a Metairie Best Western booked for the white-nationalist conference in the hours before the day's main events got underway.

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