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  1. Fairs & Festivals for Nov. 7-13, 2014Read the original story

    Nov 6, 2014 | The Advocate

    FIFTH ANNUAL FIBER ARTS FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, First United Methodist Church, 23645 Church St., Plaquemine, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park Main Pavillion. There will be classes, demonstrations, art sales and music by the Iberville Math, Science and Arts Orchestra.

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  2. a I was an amazing talent scout,a founder of pop band New Pornographers saysRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2014 | The Advocate

    Photo by CHRIS BUCK -- The New Pornographers are, from top left, Neko Case, A.C. Newman, Kathryn Calder, Blaine Thurier, Kurt Dahle, John Collins and Todd Fancey. "Brill Bruisers" - an album of shiny power-pop songs inspired by tuneful late '60s vocal groups and the synthesizer-decorated, 1970s- and '80s-era of the Electric Light Orchestra - entered the Billboard 200 albums chart at No.

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  3. Apparent firebombing rattles Uptown neighborhood, destroying home, three vehiclesRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2014 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- A house and three cars burned on Prytania Street at Constantinople in the early morning hours Thursday, November 6, 2014 in an apparent fire bombing. An apparent firebombing ignited an early morning blaze Thursday near the intersection of Prytania and Constantinople streets, incinerating three vehicles and heavily damaging a house in a scene resembling a war zone.

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  4. Baton Rouge continues to top housing activity indexRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2014 | The Advocate

    Baton Rouge continues to top an index that measures how housing and economic activity in a city compares to normal historical levels. Baton Rouge was at 1.39 in the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index for the third quarter, meaning that the local market is 39 percent better than normal levels.

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  5. James Gill: Maybe lawsuit wasna t so frivolousRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2014 | The Advocate

    It appears that the lawsuit seeking compensation from oil companies for ravaging the wetlands was not so frivolous after all. Two of the defendants evidently don't think so anyway, for they just agreed to settle their civil suit in federal court.

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  6. US officials unveil plan to test Ebola drugsRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 | The Advocate

    The quest for an Ebola treatment is picking up speed. Federal officials have unveiled a plan to test multiple drugs at once, in an umbrella study with a single comparison group to give fast answers on what works.

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  7. Side Dish: Latest John Folse, Rick Tramonto Ra evolution to honor Mississippia s food heritageRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 | The Advocate

    Advocate photo by Cheramie Sonnier -- Bartender Reggie Otis prepares a Belle Epoque Champagne cocktail at Restaurant R'evolution in New Orleans' French Quarter. Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto will celebrate the culinary and cultural landscape of the Gulf Coast with the menu for their latest collaboration - Seafood R'evolution in Ridgeland, Mississippi.

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  8. Cookbook author Kit Wohl explores the dishes that define New OrleansRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 | The Advocate

    When the late Archie Casbarian asked Kit Wohl to write a cookbook about his restaurant, Arnaud's, he sent the lifelong food and wine enthusiast on a culinary-writing path that has resulted in 11 books in less than 10 years. Wohl, who heads a New Orleans advertising, public relations and marketing firm, was the public and media communications manager for Arnaud's when Casbarian asked her to write her first book celebrating the French Quarter restaurant.

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  9. Smiley: Hail to our chiefRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 | The Advocate

    Charles Young, of New Orleans, says, "My youngest daughter, Pam, was getting ready to go to the polls Tuesday when her 5-year-old, Sissy, asked her why she had to vote. Unfortunately, our original destination - Bubba's Exxon, Motel & Bait Shop, in Back Brusly - had overbooked due to the International Alligator Skinning Contest and Cook-Off.

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  10. About 30 stay away from Tropical Medicine conference in New OrleansRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 | The Advocate

    About 30 people planning to attend the tropical medicine conference in New Orleans this week heeded the request of the state Department of Health and Hospitals to stay home over concerns about Ebola. DHH sent a message to the more than 3,500 people last week who were expected to attend the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene conference.

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  11. Sen. Mary Landrieu makes big changes in her campaign as runoff vs. Bill Cassidy loomsRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2014 | The Advocate

    Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu heads into a Dec. 6 runoff as a clear underdog, struggling for another six-year term against a wave of conservatism and Republicans looking to pad their new Senate majority. Fifty-eight percent of voters chose another candidate on Tuesday over the 18-year incumbent.

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  12. $2.2M to educate young breast cancer survivorsRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 | The Advocate

    A $2.2 million social media campaign will educate and support young breast cancer survivors in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, according to LSU Health New Orleans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave the medical school's School of Public Health a five-year grant to lead a coalition developing the campaign.

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  13. Anthony Davis, Pelicans hammer HornetsRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2014 | The Advocate

    Advocate photo by KYLE ENCAR -- New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis dunks over Charlotte Hornets forward Cody Zeller in the first half Tuesday in the Smoothie King Center. Davis had 24 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots in the Pelicans' 100-91 win.

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  14. Quin Hillyer: Go vote or wea ll tell on youRead the original story

    Nov 1, 2014 | The Advocate

    In complaining about some innocuous postcards, Secretary of State Tom Schedler has created a Seinfeldian kerfuffle: a controversy about nothing. Indeed, with regard to mailers that list the recent ballot-participation history of individual voters, Schedler should thank the sponsoring group, Americans for Prosperity, not verbally spank them.

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  15. Our Views: Turning to the riverRead the original story

    Nov 1, 2014 | The Advocate

    Thirty years ago, from May to November, the Louisiana World Exposition gave the globe an insight into New Orleans - and practiced the peculiar arithmetic of our state, as the fair was generally an aesthetic success and a financial failure. Part of that was a matter of timing, as Louisiana's economy was in a freefall of oil prices that had long-lasting effects in the 1980s.

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  16. Political Horizons: Congressional district lines create confusionRead the original story

    Nov 1, 2014 | The Advocate

    Back in September, when Bill Cassidy was doing his stealth Senate candidacy, he missed a forum at the East Baton Rouge Parish Council on Aging. His absence, however, provided the chance for a very entertaining riff by his opponent, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, on his being afraid of her - she didn't think she was that scary - and his being fearful of his own elderly constituents, proof being he skipped this event in his own district.

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  17. Continue reading a 'Read the original story

    Nov 1, 2014 | The Advocate

    Dan Cox has been named the chief executive officer of GCR Inc., leading a growing federal practice in information technology services to GCR's consulting business. Houston-based Burleson LLP has named Mark L. Clark as partner in charge of its new New Orleans office and Lisa Africk as a partner there.

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  18. Analysts say banking industry ripe for consolidationRead the original story

    Nov 1, 2014 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- IberiaBank in Lafayette has grown to be the largest bank based in Louisiana with more than $15 billion in assets, primarily by acquiring other institutions. Its latest in-state acquisition was Teche Federal in nearby New Iberia, but its also been aggressively acquiring out-of-state banks to become a regional player in the industry.

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  19. Hillary Clinton: Vote hopes, not fears in Tuesdaya s Senate electionRead the original story

    Oct 30, 2014 | The Advocate

    Hillary Clinton sounded the themes of hope and opportunity in a speech Saturday boosting the re-election campaign of U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., who goes before voters Tuesday in a bid for a fourth six-year term. "Go out over these next three days and tell everyone you can reach to vote their hopes, not their fears - to vote their dreams," Clinton, a former first lady and U.S. secretary of state, told an audience of several hundred Landrieu supporters in New Orleans.

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  20. Religion Bulletins for Nov. 1, 2014Read the original story

    Oct 31, 2014 | The Advocate

    STEPHEN MINISTRY WORKSHOP: 9 a.m. St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 8833 Goodwood Blvd. Participants will learn how to minister to people in grief and how to use Stephen Ministry to train and organize lay people for one-to-one caring ministry. $15-$50.

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