Hurricane season quiet as Atlantic storms stay out at sea

The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season matched expectations by being fairly quiet this year, generating only eight named storms, with just one making a glancing landfall in the United States. The hurricane season started on June 1 and officially ends Sunday, with most of the storms that did form staying out at sea and away from… Continue reading →

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Southern bought in to coach Dawson Odums, and he has rewarded the Jaguars for that

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern coach Dawson Odums

Grambling’s unexpected and dramatic ascension from the Southwestern Athletic Conference cellar to championship contender in one year has left… Continue reading →

Thanksgiving in Baton Rouge: good food, good cheer, good deeds

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Volunteer Joe Pope, of Galveston, Texas, joined the Holiday Helpers in their annual Thanksgiving luncheon, Thursday, Nov. 27, at the Baton Rouge River Center.

With aprons on and plastic gloves covering willing hands, hundreds of volunteers turned out Thursday to serve lunch,… Continue reading →

Landrieu, Cassidy spar over congressman's LSU income

Associated Press Photo by Gerald Herbert --  Republican U.S. Senate candidate  Bill Cassidy, of Baton Rouge, addresses supporters during his Nov. 4. election night watch party.

A spokesman for U.S. Sen Mary Landrieu’s campaign says documents posted by bloggers raise questions about U.S. Rep. Bill… Continue reading →

Opinion

Video

It’s Denham Springs vs. Zachary in Friday night football

Scenes from the Denham Springs High School-Zachary High School Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, football game.… Continue reading →

The LSU Tiger band spells out

True BR: Tiger Stadium an iconic destination in Baton Rouge (Video)

Ronnie Haliburton, former LSU player and now Senior Associate Athletic Director in charge of LSU facilities and grounds, shares why he believes Tiger Stadium is an iconic part… Continue reading →

Sports

LSU runs to 23-17 win over Texas A&M in College Station

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) beats his chest in the end zone, after scoring on a run on which it looked as though two Texas A&M tacklers would stop him, during the first half Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 in College Station, Texas. LSU wide receiver John Diarse (9) is at left, and fullback Connor Neighbors (43) at right.

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Entertainment

Holiday events make Baton Rouge sparkle and shine

Photo provided by Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre -- The Land of Sweets Tea is 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Boudreaux's, 2647 Government St., in Baton Rouge.

We’ve given thanks and survived Black Friday. The Christmas season can officially begin. To say there’s a lot to do in the area between now and the end of the year would be an understatement. Teas and trees, music and markets,… Continue reading →

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Creativity is a team sport, Walter Isaacson finds in his bestseller on the digital revolution

This undated photo made available by his publicist on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 shows author Walter Isaacson. Steve Jobs told Isaacson he wanted him to write his biography because he's good at getting people to talk. Jobs, it turns out, didn't need much prodding, secretive as he was about both his private life and the company he founded.

Sometimes the roots of a writer’s obsessions go all the way back to childhood. Searching for memories that might have inspired his most recent bestseller, “The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution,” Walter Isaacson can conjure… Continue reading →

Food & Dining

Saints dinners set the table for team unity

Associated Press photo by Duane Burleson -- Saints quarterback Drew Brees (center) said weekly dinners with his offensive line, including tackle Zach Strief (left) and guard Jahri Evans, help build camaraderie that can make a difference on the field.

It has all the makings of a classic guys’ night out — the tight-knit group of colleagues who faithfully set aside time during a high-pressure work week to share a meal and relax together off the clock. And so what if… Continue reading →

Photos

Photos: LSU takes on Texas A&M

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) beats his chest in the end zone, after scoring on a run on which it looked as though two Texas A&M tacklers would stop him, during the first half Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 in College Station, Texas. LSU wide receiver John Diarse (9) is at left, and fullback Connor Neighbors (43) at right.

The Tigers travel to College Station, Tx. to battle the Aggies.… Continue reading →

Columnists

Smiley: The home front

Dear Smiley: There were many heroes who served in World War II, both abroad and at home. My two uncles served in the South Pacific, one in Marine Division 1 and the other as a Navy medic attached to… Continue reading →

Police & Fire

Lafayette Crime Blotter

Arrests posted Nov. 27, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office website: CHRISTOPHER JAMES BARTIE: 24, of the 100 block of 13th Street, Lafayette. He was booked on assault by drive-by shooting. Sean Herbertt… Continue reading →

Business

LSU center to host entrepreneurs from Mexico, South America

LSU’s Louisiana Business & Technology Center will host 20 entrepreneurs from Mexico and South America in February for two weeks of training and mentoring on U.S. business practices and rules. Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru will send five successful entrepreneurs each.… Continue reading →

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