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LSU slapped with recruiting sanctions after prospect backs out of commitment - jbgleason
A recruit’s decision not to enroll at LSU after signing a financial aid agreement has the football program in some hot water. LSU is banned from signing early enrollee recruits to financial aid agreements for the next two years, and the program will be stripped of 10 percent of its recruiting eva...


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No Federal Charges for Zimmerman - jbgleason
As the guy who started the Trayvon's thread so long ago, I find it fitting to close this story out. [b]DOJ announces it will not file charges against Zimmerman in Martin shooting[/b] [quote]The Justice Department announced Tuesday it will not file federal civil rights charges against George Zi...


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Small Business owners / taking credit cards - jbgleason
For the SBO's out there, how do you handle credit card payments? I RARELY do sales that require cc payments but need to have the capability. I looked at Square but that 3.5% processing fee seems high....


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BRPD / Spanish Town MG float mocking sex abuse "victim" - jbgleason
Not sure how the OT isn't all over this one yet. What do you think, off-duty BRPD involved in this is an issue or not? It certainly doesn't help that it is an open case. [b]Baton Rouge police investigate officers on Spanish Town float that mocked alleged ‘Sons of Guns’ sex abuse victim[/b] F...


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Residential Construction $ per SF? - jbgleason
What is the current price per SF for residential home construction in Baton Rouge? I am taking bids on an addition and some renovations and want to know what is reasonable. Edited with details. Southdowns area. Why would location make a price difference? Add detached carport building w...


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Woman denied sex pulls gun on boyfriend...bonus WYHI - jbgleason
This is made for the OT. After having her “sexual advances” rejected by her live-in boyfriend, a South Carolina woman allegedly threatened to shoot her beau, cops allege. Ryan Rucker, 33, was sleeping early yesterday when Michelle Smart, by her own admission, “attempted to make some sexual adv...


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WeedWorld Candy Van - jbgleason
So the WeedWorld Candy van was down by Bourbon Street Monday handing out/selling lollipops and candy. Has anyone tried this stuff and is there any actual THC/effect at all or is it a total scam? I am going to have to applaud the guy either way. One of two things is happening. He is openly selli...


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BRPD - no longer "beating with sticks" - jbgleason
From an Advocate article about increasing police presence downtown. [quote]To work the downtown beat, Dabadie said he’s selecting officers “with a community presence.”[/quote] [quote]“We’re working for that as a whole for the department,” he said. [b]“The days of law enforcement coming in with s...


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Sheriff: Firefighter dry-fires pistol at his and his wife's girlfriend - jbgleason
Things the OT will enjoy... THIS. Sheriff: Firefighter dry-fires pistol at his [b]and his wife's[/b] girlfriend You read it right. [quote]The suspended firefighter, Christian Ball, was charged Jan. 25 with aggravated assault in the incident on Old Manchester Highway when he reportedly got m...


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NOPD's new crime fighting plan - jbgleason
WBRZ ran a piece on this mornings show stating that NOPD is requesting "former officers to come back and work shifts as "[b]unpaid Reserve Police Officers[/b]." Is this actually their latest plan to fight crime? I know they have an epidemic of people quitting for a variety of reasons. What makes ...


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Drew Brees on Conan - Why the Saint's lost last year... - jbgleason
Since we are doing Saint's stuff on the OT... Seriously though, this is much more of an OT that Saint's talk subject. Watch this video at 1:15, it is Drew Bree's on Conan discussing DeflateGate but the point I am referencing doesn't have to do with that and is pretty damn funny. [link=(https:...


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Political Talk
CATS to bid on LSU bus contract - opinions? - jbgleason
So here is the background, question at the end. You really need to read all of the below to pick up the issues here or read the entire article [link=(http://theadvocate.com/news/11435548-123/cats-ready-to-pounce-on)]LINK to Advocate article[/link]. [quote]In 2009, the Capital Area Transit System...


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People traveling with pillows - jbgleason
What is up with people who fly with the big pillows from home and carry them on? I can understand the sentiment that a hotel pillow might be a nasty concept but what about your personal pillow after you shove it in the overhead compartment and drag it through the airport and taxi? Just seems a weir...


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Tiger Rant
Player selling game gear online - jbgleason
Channel 2 news teaser just said they are running a story tonight about a current player selling his game gear online through a third party. They showed a photo of cleats and what looked like receiver gloves. Anyone know who just screwed up their eligibility or do I have to wait until 10?...


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Food and Drink Board
Gas Range Brand Help - 48" - jbgleason
About to start a complete kitchen rebuild, I have had the architect draw in a space for a 48" gas range but I am at a loss on my selection. I am leaning toward the DCS with the five burner (four and one in the center) with the large griddle on one side and the large/small oven setup. I am really s...


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More "high-end" apartments going up - Stanford Avenue - jbgleason
My question is two fold: 1. Where are all the people paying to live in these coming from? (District just opened on Perkins, multiple units off of Burbank, new developments downtown, etc) 2. Where does the city think all of the traffic is going to go when you drop these units in residential areas? ...


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Food and Drink Board
Elvis B-Day - PB and B sandwich in BTR? - jbgleason
Where can I get a fried Peanut Butter and Banana sandwich in Baton Rouge? Anyone?...


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Where is the outrage? 19 year old gunned down. - jbgleason
Sounds like a decent guy. Where is the Reverend Al to lead a March and protest? Pisses me off. Robinson was fatally shot about 3 p.m. during a robbery attempt in the 1900 block of Walnut Street, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a Baton Rouge police spokesman, and was taken to a nearby hospital, where ...


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Gas Station Beating "wrong neighborhood" trial delayed - jbgleason
The trial of a convicted felon accused of knocking a St. Francisville man unconscious at a north Baton Rouge gas station after teasing the man about his pink shirt and allegedly telling him he had stopped “in the wrong neighborhood” was postponed Tuesday until March 30. Donald Ray Dickerson, 43, ...


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Food and Drink Board
King Cake story in WSJ - jbgleason
Pretty good read, I learned some things I didn't know. Good history and a discussion of not putting the baby in the cake anymore: [quote]“There’s a very simple reason you don’t find favors in king cakes anymore: We have too many lawyers in America,” said Poppy Tooker, host of “Louisiana Eats,” a...


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