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Anti-Bailout party wins election in Greece - TigerintheNO
[quote]ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The anti-bailout Syriza party won a clear victory in austerity-weary Greece's national elections on Sunday, according to projections by state-run TV's exit poll, in a historic first for a radical left-wing party in the country. But it was unclear whether the communist...


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Cuban: NBA all-star game voting is "embarrassing" - TigerintheNO
[quote] Mavericks owner Mark Cuban believes the NBA should ditch fan voting for the All-Star Game, saying the apathetic response is "embarrassing" and proves the system is "absolutely, positively broken." "In context of everything, that's no votes," Cuban said. "That's such a small number con...


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Louisiana's 65th parish? - TigerintheNO
[quote]State Rep. Jeff Arnold called Thursday for Algiers and West Jefferson to secede from New Orleans and Jefferson Parish and together form Louisiana's 65th parish. Arguing that the resulting local government would be more responsive to residents' concerns, including crime and blight, the Algiers...


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For those who don't follow the Saints/Pelicans- civil war has broken out - TigerintheNO
[link=(http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2015/01/rita_benson_leblanc_tom_benson.html#incart_breaking)]Benson's family claims mental incompetence[/link] The shocking struggle for control of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans escalated Thursday (Jan. 23) as family members associated with Rita B...


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Bud Selig names "best baseball city" - TigerintheNO
[link=(http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/bud-selig-proclaims-st--louis--the-best-baseball-city-193010313.html)]St. Louis [/link]...


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Tampering charges filed against Jets over Revis - TigerintheNO
[quote]Tampering charges against the New York Jets have been filed over comments that team owner Woody Johnson made last month about New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis, and the NFL is looking into the matter, an NFL official told ESPN. The league is trying to determine whether there...


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Raymond staying @LSU (link) - TigerintheNO
[quote]Reports surfaced that Tigers defensive backs coach Corey Raymond, who just signed a two-year extension, was being courted by Texas A&M and Alabama for the same position. A source at LSU, however said, said those reports are "unequivocally false." Raymond, who is quickly garnering a reputat...


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Nathan Fisher passed away this morning - TigerintheNO
[link=(http://www.nola.com/news/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2015/01/nathan_fisher_baton_rouge_lawy.html#incart_river)]Lawyer that has represented numerous LSU athletes[/link] RIP...


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Harvey school clerk accussed of stealin 75K, blames armed robbers - TigerintheNO
This will be interesting if it ever goes to court, but it doesn't look like anyone wants that. Cliff notes from the article? [quote]-Just before the winter holiday break in 2013, the accounts clerk at Helen Cox High School reported an astonishing crime. She told investigators that an armed ro...


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Confessions of a Fixer - TigerintheNO
[link=(http://chronicle.com/article/Confessions-of-a-Fixer/150891/)]Do you think the NCAA will do anything about this?[/link] [quote]“You fail the course by telling anyone I helped you,” he says he warned the students. “You fail the course by ever mentioning my name. You fail by not doing exact...


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"a hurricane without water" - TigerintheNO
[link=(http://detroitevictiondefense.org/flyers/SaveDetroit-SaveOurHomes1-12-14.pdf)]Detrroit Eviction Defense[/link] Would you support any of the 3 proposals? Didn't realize they had moratoriums on foreclosure and eviction in areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy....


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East Cleveland is so broke bankruptcy won't help - TigerintheNO
[link=(http://finance.yahoo.com/news/cellphones-cut-off-ohio-suburb-162451878.html)]From the article[/link] [quote]The city government's cellphone provider recently cut off service for nonpayment. It is getting two new salt trucks purchased with federal money but won't be able to fill them becaus...


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New allegations of cheating against Little League Champs- Chicago - TigerintheNO
[quote]Jackie Robinson West, the Chicago-based Little League World Series U.S. champs, are facing more allegations of gaming the system in order to field a team with the best local players. Last week, a clash between Jackie Robinson West and a neighboring rival went public, as Chris Janes of Ever...


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Single payer plan abandoned in Vermont - TigerintheNO
[quote]Calling it the biggest disappointment of his career, Gov. Peter Shumlin said Wednesday he was abandoning plans to make Vermont the first state in the country with a universal, publicly funded health care system. Going forward with a project four years in the making would require tax increa...


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Goodell on hot seat as investigators search NFL employees email&phone records - TigerintheNO
[quote]Nearly 500 employees at NFL headquarters in New York turned over phone and email records to investigators looking into how Commissioner Roger Goodell and his staff pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice case, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday. ...


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Are millennials too spoiled for the workforce? - TigerintheNO
[quote]The economic recovery has not been kind to millennials. They make less money than previous generations did, they're more likely to be unemployed and they're burning through cash without saving much of it. Now comes more evidence that the economic odds are stacked against them: Many corpora...


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MLB Golden Era panel elects no one to HOF - TigerintheNO
[quote]Allen and Tony Oliva both missed election by one vote, earning 11 votes from the 16-member panel. Kaat received 10 votes and Minoso eight. Allen certainly had the best sheer statistics among the 10 candidates on the Golden Era ballot for the Hall of Fame, but could not garner the 12 vot...


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Big 10 informs schools one bowl eligible team might be staying home - TigerintheNO
[quote]Currently, there are 80 teams that have clinched bowl eligibility and only 76 spots. A few teams won’t make the cut and the Big Ten made sure to inform its members that it will not “interfere or influence” with the bowl contracts certain games have with other leagues. "The conference will ...


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Miles would be a fool to take the Michigan job - TigerintheNO
[quote]Les Miles would be a fool to take the Michigan job. And regardless of what you think about the LSU head coach's grass consumption, hat placement or time-clock management issues, the man is no fool. You don't run an operation as vast as LSU football without a keen understanding of business op...


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2012 NFL Draft busts - TigerintheNO
In the 2012 NFL Draft only 2 of the top 7 picks will be starting for the team that drafted them. [b]#1 Luck[/b] #2 RGIII benched & likely done in Washington #3 TRichardson traded by Cleveland [b]#4 Kalil[/b] #5 Blackmon DNP #6 Mo Claiborne benched #7 Barron traded by Tampa...


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