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February 2, 2012 | By Stacey Plaisance, Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - Alligator hunters, raccoon wranglers, and crawfish catchers in Louisiana's critter-filled swamps and bayous are increasingly common on television. Since the introduction of the History Channel's wildly popular Swamp People in 2010, roughly a dozen other Louisiana-based reality shows have made their television debuts, among them the Travel Channel's Girls, Guns and Gators , CMT's Crawfish Cowboys , and the Discovery Channel's Ragin' Cajuns . The reason for the boom in Louisiana-based reality TV is twofold, said the state's lieutenant governor, Jay Dardenne.
NEWS
July 27, 1990 | BY CHUCK STONE
Pundits, frustrated seers and abortion rights foes, lend me your ears. We have come to divine the judicial predilections of David Hackett Souter as the newest kid on the Supreme Court block, not to assess his qualifications. So, let us look no further than his New Hampshire godfather and the Louisiana agenda he will pursue. If you think Souter is objective, note the right-wing footprints of the president's cretinous chief of staff, New Hampshire's John Sununu, that cover Souter like an early morning fog in a swamp.
NEWS
July 19, 1990 | By Cal Thomas
When Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer vetoed what the press reminds us was "the most restrictive abortion measure in the nation," rather than putting the emphasis on whom it was designed to protect, he said he could not sign any bill that did not include exceptions for pregnancies resulting from rape and incest. The governor has now been sent a bill that provides those exceptions. Instead of signing it immediately, he is waffling and expressing fears that it might not be constitutional, an issue that is not his to decide.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 1991 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic
At the age of 66, Robert Mulligan is a man for whom the passions of first love must be a remote memory. But he can still make movies that positively seethe with its obsessive intensity. Combine that power of recollection with Mulligan's trademark gift for evoking time and place and you have The Man in the Moon, a lyrically moving coming-of-age story set in rural Louisiana in the '50s. A lot of jaded moviegoers may reflexively cringe, rightly feeling that they have grown old in the presence of endless Hollywood coming-of-age dramas.
NEWS
October 13, 2010
Air Products & Chemicals Inc., Allentown, said today that it will construct a 180-mile pipeline connecting its existing Louisiana and Texas hydrogen pipeline systems. The company said the link will join a network of 20 plants and more than 600 miles of pipelines that would be the world's largest hydrogen plant and pipeline supply network. The joined system - to be operational in mid-2012 - would supply the Louisiana and Texas refinery and petrochemical industries from New Orleans to the Houston Ship Channel with more than one billion cubic feet of hydrogen a day. The company did not disclose the cost of the pipeline.
SPORTS
June 13, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles left tackle Jason Peters was charged early Wednesday morning with speeding and resisting a police officer by flight in Monroe, La., police told the Monroe News-Star. Peters, driving a white Camaro, was racing a blue sedan about 4:45 a.m. when a police deputy attempted to pull over the vehicles, according to the report, which cited an arrest affidavit. The sedan pulled over, but Peters kept driving and exceeded 100 m.p.h. in the pursuit, police said. Peters eventually pulled over and complied with police when they told him to get out of his car. He was handcuffed, arrested, and charged.
NEWS
March 7, 2016 | By Mark Niquette, BLOOMBERG
Donald Trump won Louisiana's Republican primary and Kentucky's caucuses, but Texas Senator Ted Cruz claimed caucus wins in Maine and Kansas to bolster his argument that he is the main alternative to the businessman and reality TV star for the party's presidential nomination. In the Democratic race, front-runner Hillary Clinton won the primary in Louisiana, according to the Associated Press, while Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders had victories in Kansas and Nebraska caucuses, party officials said.
NEWS
September 15, 1995
Back in 1991, also facing bad economic news (falling prices for oil and gas), Louisiana did what the Rendell administration now wants Pennsylvania to do: It waved in gambling - to wit, video poker and riverboat casinos - the better for the Big Easy and its waterfront brethren to the north to rake in easy money. The rest is history - and fairly depressing history, to boot. Maybe, the Pennsylvania House's Republican leadership read about it earlier this week. In their legislative action plan, they didn't even bother to mention Gov. Ridge's vertebra-impaired idea of holding a state referendum on whether to authorize riverboats.
NEWS
September 5, 2012 | By Cain Burdeau and Kevin McGill, Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - Tens of thousands of customers remained in the dark Monday in Louisiana and Mississippi, nearly a week after Isaac inundated the Gulf Coast with a deluge that still has some low-lying areas under water. Most of those were in Louisiana, where utilities reported more than 100,000 people without power. Thousands also were without power in Mississippi and Arkansas. In Louisiana, many evacuees remained at shelters or bunked with friends or relatives. "My family is split up," said Angela Serpas, from severely flooded Braithwaite in Plaquemines Parish.
NEWS
November 19, 1991
In the end Louisiana voters did the American thing: They turned their backs on a man who has devoted his life to sowing the seeds of bigotry and hatred. Whatever thoughts they may be harboring about what's wrong with their state or the nation, they sanely concluded that David Duke isn't the answer. And their choice is all the more satisfying - at least to outsiders - in that it required so many people to hold their noses and vote for oft- investigated, twice-indicted former Gov. Edwin W. Edwards.
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NEWS
March 12, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Backing strongman Trump The essential problem that supporters of Donald Trump are reacting to is that Republicans have overpromised ("The message from Trump supporters," Thursday). They've promised that if we reduce the federal budget, we'll be happier and more prosperous. Not only is this nonsense, but when states such as Kansas, Michigan, and Louisiana have tried to reduce their spending below the point where they're able to address vital needs, GOP trickle-down economic theory gives them no way out. People are looking for what they used to call a "man on horseback," or a military strongman - someone who will knock heads together and demand action NOW. The problem is, if Trump gets elected, he won't be able to deliver on Republican promises, because mindlessly cutting the budget is a no-win scenario.
NEWS
March 7, 2016 | By Mark Niquette, BLOOMBERG
Donald Trump won Louisiana's Republican primary and Kentucky's caucuses, but Texas Senator Ted Cruz claimed caucus wins in Maine and Kansas to bolster his argument that he is the main alternative to the businessman and reality TV star for the party's presidential nomination. In the Democratic race, front-runner Hillary Clinton won the primary in Louisiana, according to the Associated Press, while Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders had victories in Kansas and Nebraska caucuses, party officials said.
NEWS
March 3, 2016
Saturday: Kansas caucuses, Kentucky GOP caucuses, Louisiana primary, Maine GOP caucuses, Nebraska Democratic caucuses Sunday: Maine Democratic caucuses Tuesday: Hawaii GOP caucuses, Idaho primary, Michigan primary, Mississippi primary
NEWS
April 8, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
The national controversy that clouded the run-up to a Final Four that concluded Monday night in Indianapolis wasn't the first collision between basketball and civil-rights politics. In Louisiana in 1956, as in Indiana 59 years later, a four-team basketball tournament involving a favored Kentucky team was engulfed in a political storm, though the divisive issue then was race and not sexual preference. And as in Indiana, where a recent religious-freedom law was widely seen as discriminatory against homosexuals, the Louisiana dispute involved changing cultural mores, a conservative legislature, worried civic and business leaders and, ultimately, government intervention that saved the event.
SPORTS
March 27, 2015 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com
WILL CUMMINGS took the court at the Liacouras Center last night for the final time. Fifty-six games; 586 points. Innumerable covers of Reel Big Fish's "Sell Out" from the Temple band. It's all over for Cummings on North Broad Street after Temple's 77-59 win over Louisiana Tech in the NIT, propelling the Owls to Madison Square Garden for the semifinals on Tuesday against Miami. Cummings went out the same way he spent those previous 55 career home games: dropping buckets and dimes, while leaving Temple's opponent wondering at all times where he was on the court.
SPORTS
March 26, 2015 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com
ONE-HUNDRED-twenty-eight days ago. That's when Temple pulled off its 82-75 win over Louisiana Tech in its second game of the season. It seems like a short amount of time, but so much has changed since then for the Owls, who prepare to face the Bulldogs again tonight at the Liacouras Center, with a trip to Madison Square Garden in the NIT's semifinals against Miami going to the victor. "It's so long ago. We're different," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said at yesterday's shootaround, looking back at his team's previous matchup with Louisiana Tech.
SPORTS
November 19, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Temple Owls overcame a sluggish start Monday at the Liacouras Center and improved to 2-0 with an 82-75 victory over Louisiana Tech. Guards Quenton DeCosey and Will Cummings led the Owls with 20 points apiece. Cummings also pulled down nine rebounds. Sophomore guard Josh Brown finished with a career-high 17 points, and he tied his career high with seven rebounds. Louisiana Tech (1-1) was paced by Raheem Appleby, who collected a game-high 26 points. Temple, which trailed by 12 points in the first half, opened the second half on a 20-6 run, taking a 54-44 lead on Brown's three-point play with 11 minutes, 23 seconds left in the game.
NEWS
November 12, 2014 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P., the Philadelphia energy company, said that all recoverable crude oil has been removed after its Mid-Valley Pipeline ruptured and spilled on Oct. 13 in Northwest Louisiana. Sunoco spokesman Jeffrey P. Shields said the company recovered about 4,100 of an estimated 4,500 barrels of spilled oil. Some oil was unrecoverable due to evaporation and dispersion. About 20 workers will remain on site to monitor the area, he said. The spill polluted about four miles of a creek feeding Caddo Lake, and prompted the evacuation of three homes.
BUSINESS
October 17, 2014 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Louisiana oil spill is adding to anxiety for Pennsylvania residents who live near the Mariner East pipeline connecting the Marcellus Shale to Marcus Hook. Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. of Philadelphia on Tuesday supervised cleanup operations in Northwest Louisiana after its Mid-Valley pipeline on Monday leaked thousands of gallons of crude oil into a creek that feeds Lake Caddo, near Shreveport. Monday's incident was the second major spill along the 65-year-old Mid-Valley pipeline this year.
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