Doctors at LSU Health New Orleans hope to reduce the rate of cancer deaths with the Louisiana Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan. Jeff Palermo has more…
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Saints Quarterback Drew Brees is starting a flag football league he hopes will catch on throughout the nation. Michelle Southern reports…:
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President Donald Trump says a new sugar trade agreement with Mexico is “a very good one for both Mexico and the U.S.” General Manager of the American Sugarcane League Jim Simon (See-moan) says the U.S. brought a trade case against Mexico because they flooded our market with subsidized sugar. He says this agreement should end Mexico’s illegal dumping practices.
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The International Trade Commission found Mexico guilty of dumping huge quantities of sugar into the U.S. market. Simon says the market flooding deflated prices, which hurts local farmers. He’s says this agreement should create a more stable market.
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Simon says while they’re pleased with the agreement, any trade agreement is only as good as how well it’s enforced. He says now that the plan is in place, we move into the enforcement phase.
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LSU Health New Orleans has made a plan to reduce cancer deaths in Louisiana over the next five years. Director of the Louisiana Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Donna Williams, says the Louisiana Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan will help ensure people have access to the health services they need.
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Williams says about half of all cancers can be prevented or detected early and cured. She says treatment for early stages of breast cancer is minimal compared to a late stage, and cervical cancer can also be treated or even prevented.
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Williams says the plan is about making sure people can get into the doctor’s office to get these preventative services. She says they’re also working in the communities to reduce some of the factors that contribute to cancer, like obesity and smoking.
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Williams says Louisiana is currently ranked fourth in the nation for deaths from cancer.
Saints Quarterback Drew Brees is launching a co-ed youth flag football league he says would be an alternative to tackle football. He says Football ‘N America, or FNA, will be the premium youth co-ed flag football league for K-8th grade, and registration begins tomorrow…:
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Brees says he’s also going to help out by providing FNA coaches with personal video tutorials and starter playbooks. He says he didn’t put pads on until his freshman year in high school, and flag football not only taught him great fundamentals about the sport…:
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Brees says many people aren’t comfortable putting their young kids in tackle football before high school because of the heightened concern these days about things like concussions and neck injuries. He says flag football is a safe, fun and friendly way to get your kid involved with football…:
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The state Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control suspends the license of Reggie’s Bar near the LSU campus following a sting operation by Baton Rouge Police. Sgt. L’Jean McKneely says officers patrolled Tigerland after learning of fights that were taking place in the parking lot of the strip of bars.
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McKneely says officers made 37 arrests during the Monday night sting operation. He says 16 of those arrested were between 16 and 18-years-old. He says a variety of charges were handed down, all misdemeanors.
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Reggie’s Bar has had its alcohol permit suspended, and the ATC is scheduled to discuss the matter in an emergency hearing next week. McKneely says they want to make sure everyone is safe and having fun responsibly.
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