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Smiley Anders

Mark Ballard

Political Horizons: Claitor tries to end last-minute chaos

Senator Dan Claitor

Legislators are quietly going about changing their procedures in hopes of stopping the madness that afflicts the last minutes of, seemingly, every legislative session. “Where people fly in the clouds without instruments, they sometimes to run into a mountain,” said state Sen.… Continue reading →

James Gill

Stephanie Grace

Gregory Roberts

Scott Rabalais

Rabalais: Epic storm puts LSU’s pitching plans in flux

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU head coach Paul Mainieri, left, and Florida head coach Kevin O'Sullivan go over the infield rules before their players take the field, Thursday, May 19, 2016, at LSU's Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field in Baton Rouge, La.

The meeting of the minds between LSU’s coaches beneath Alex Box Stadium’s drenched grandstands Thursday night didn’t produce the answers Paul Mainieri wanted to hear. He wanted his ace pitcher back on the mound against No. 1-ranked Florida. He wanted back the… Continue reading →

Patricia Gannon

Patricia Gannon: Junior League Dinner

Kelly Breaux, Katie Bernhardt, Julie Broussard

The Junior League of Lafayette hosted its sustainer members for a dinner at The Doubletree Hilton. Ladies congregated upstairs for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres first with a banquet to follow. “We’ve changed,” said sustainer Tori Guidry. “The age requirement is… Continue reading →

Chante Warren: Common Ground

Danny Heitman: At Random

Quin Hillyer