Gary Plauche, man who killed son’s accused molester, dies

Advocate staff photograph by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Gary Plauche is shown at a pardon board hearing in this undated Advocate file photo.

Gary Plauche will be remembered by many Americans as the Baton Rouge father who fatally shot his son’s alleged molester, a karate instructor, at the Metro Airport in 1984 — a killing caught on camera that produced national headlines even until recently because of the vigilante nature of Plauche’s actions. Plauche’s family members, however, while unable… Continue reading →

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Association holds Columbus Day events

The Greater Baton Rouge American Italian Association’s Columbus Day Festa kicked off with a performance by Deana Martin and continued the following day with a full schedule of… Continue reading →




Food & Dining

Gourmet Galley: Pimento cheese makes a comeback

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS  -- Pimento Cheese Spread can be served on a sandwich, crackers, a vegetable round or celery sticks.

Southerners have always liked a well-seasoned pimento and cheese spread. Each family had its favorite way of mixing the spread and what went into it. Some families liked it creamy with lots of homemade mayonnaise and sweet pickle relish, others only liked it… Continue reading →



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