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Louisiana Tech reduces transfer restrictions for Xavian Stapleton

Friday, 03 July 2015 18:38 Written by
Xavian Stapleton’s transfer options became a little broader earlier this week, as Louisiana Tech decided to dial back the restrictions it originally imposed on the rising sophomore guard. Sean Isabella of the News Star in Monroe, Louisiana reported that the university has reduced the number of restricted schools to 20. Originally, the university had blocked Stapleton from 55 — yes, 55 — schools. He is now only barred from transferring to the 13 Conference USA…
Marc Morial idea: Convert Lee Circle to 'Tricentennial Circle'
Friday, 03 July 2015 18:26 Written by
As the debate continues in some southern states as it pertains to renaming monuments that were named after Civil War-era generals and figures, the head of the National Urban League has an idea as to what New Orleans should do. Landrieu considers changes to New Orleans monuments During the Welcome Table
Winn-Dixie to give 100% of Fourth of July sales to Wounded Warriors
Friday, 03 July 2015 18:06 Written by
With the big Fourth of July weekend here, everyone's getting ready for food, festivities and fireworks. But no one is preparing like grocery giant Winn-Dixie, which will donate all of its profits from its Fourth of July sales to the Wounded Warrior Project Independence Program. Related Anthony Davis, Pelicans agree to 5-...Fletcher: Hey, Pelicans -- hope is...
'Back to the Future' turns 30: Time sure does McFly
Friday, 03 July 2015 17:50 Written by
If you were to hop into your DeLorean time machine today, get the flux capacitor "fluxing," and drive 30 years back, you'd be in the midst of — Great Scott! — a summer blockbuster that would change the way we look at time travel and movies. Those were the days when 88 miles per hour drove an unassuming teenager into the past, when "gigawatt" was pronounced "jigawatt," and a timeless movie — about time —…
In an LA music store, I found my holy place
Friday, 03 July 2015 17:34 Written by
‘Hip-hop, you have a call on Line 1.” Think about that for a second. When is the last time you were in a music store and heard such an announcement over the PA system, paging a department as if you were in a sprawling supermarket? It hasn’t happened in a long time, or quite possibly ever, right? Continue reading below Such is the robust culture and vitality of Amoeba Music, a California chain of independent
Thibodaux native to show her films
Friday, 03 July 2015 17:21 Written by
Sandra Smith will screen a collection of her documentaries, short films and music videos from 6-9 p.m. July 19 at Fantasy Sports Corner, 1620 Canal Blvd.. Smith, who also works as a writer, actress and singer in California, said this is the first time she will share her work in Louisiana. She hopes her films inspire the audience to follow their dreams. “It doesn’t matter where you’re from, it’s what’s in you,” she said. Smith’s…
Making a difference: Parkway Bakery and Tavern chef cooks up help for homeless
Friday, 03 July 2015 16:31 Written by
The chef of the Parkway Bakery and Tavern does more than just serve up delicious po'boy sandwiches for his customers. He also makes it a mission to help the community. Related LIST: Fourth of July events,...Morning Call in Metairie robbed early...Fifty become U.S. citizens in...
Deciding on the road not taken in Afghanistan
Friday, 03 July 2015 16:14 Written by
As soon as he sees the brightly colored storefronts of fruit sellers and general merchandisers on this small stretch of road, Gholam Karbalai knows he is safe. Karbalai relaxes as he whizzes past the orange and pink exteriors in his green Toyota hatchback. He's just made it through 12 precarious miles of what is one of Afghanistan's most dangerous highways. Afghanistan's advocate for
LIST: Fourth of July events, fireworks listings
Friday, 03 July 2015 15:10 Written by
Here’s a list of events happening for the Independence Day holiday weekend, beginning on Friday. Related Morning Call in Metairie robbed early...Fifty become U.S. citizens in...Man wears clerk uniform to rob...Essence Festival gets underwayNOPD: woman
Our Views: La. hosts a butterfly with dwindling population, the Monarch butterfly
Friday, 03 July 2015 15:04 Written by
CharacterStyle/BoldDropcap1trueGiven Louisiana’s status as a top tourist destination, we already know that the state gets a lot of visitors each year. What’s less known, perhaps, is that many of those visitors are butterflies. Monarch butterflies use Louisiana and several other southeastern states as stopovers during their migration from wintering grounds in Mexico to breeding grounds in the Midwest, a trip that can take up to 3,000 miles. But monarch populations have been in

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