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'Front loaded' TOPS isn’t fully funded next year; here’s how that shakes out for students

The Advocate file photo: Student make their way around LSU's campus on Field House Drive.

For the first time, a TOPS scholarship will not cover the cost of tuition for students attending Louisiana’s public colleges and universities. The Louisiana Legislature on Thursday passed a budget for the upcoming school year that does not fully fund the $300 million Taylor Opportunity Program for Students. The state is funding the program at… Continue reading →

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Seven of 11 people accused in major California-to-Baton Rouge heroin pipeline have admitted to their role in the operation

A California man admitted this week in federal court that he transported more than 30,000 heroin pills, disguised to resemble oxycodone, to Baton Rouge over a 14-month period beginning in early 2014. Efrain Barajas, 27, of Hesperia, California, on Thursday became the seventh of 11 defendants indicted last fall in the major multistate heroin… Continue reading →

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Review: Make room for full experience at Rodizio Grill

Photo by Patricia Gannon -- Clockwise from bottom right, roasted pineapple slaw, feijoada, legumes com Parmesão, puré de batata, pao-de-quejio

For those who’ve never experienced it, Rodizio is an all-you-can-eat style of restaurant service popular in Brazil. Outside of Brazil, it refers to a prix fixe meal (sorry, preço fixo) where waiters in boots bring you various grilled meats until you… Continue reading →

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