Clemson’s malnourished mascot inspired a GoFundMe aimed at helping the school buy a new one, but money raised from that joke is headed for a better cause. Matt Doyle has more.
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Crawfish demand sees a later start than normal. Kevin Barnhart has the story.
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3,100 dollars raised to “help purchase Clemson a new mascot costume” on GoFundMe in jest will instead be used to help protect real tigers in the wild.
The money is headed to the Tigers United University Consortium, and Director Brett Wright says their work is critical to protecting one of nature’s most majestic creatures.
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The account was created after LSU fans noticed Clemson’s fairly hideous tiger mascot on the sidelines during the National Championship game.
The Consortium’s goal is to double the wild tiger population by 2022. Wright says this donation will help them get closer to that goal.
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The consortium is comprised of LSU, Clemson, Auburn, and Missouri, all teams with a tiger mascot. Wright says the organization has two goals, starting with…
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The second goal is researching more about what can be done to keep tigers alive in the wild.
Crawfish season is underway, but President of the Crawfish Research and Promotion Board David Savoy says the demand has been slow to rise. Savoy says some people may view Super Bowl weekend as the official kickoff of the season.
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While he’s thankful for recent success on the gridiron, Savoy believes football may have distracted locals away from crawfish boils.
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Some have taken an issue with the price of crawfish, but Savoy says even though prices will never be what they were 20 or 30 years ago, it’s still a great bargain.
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According to the LSU AgCenter, more acres of farmland are producing crawfish this year and are expected to produce close to 150 million pounds of mudbugs.
The Coronarvirus outbreak has led to a drop in gasoline prices. Petroleum analyst for gas-buddy-dot-com Patrick De Haan says the statewide average for a gallon of regular gasoline has fallen eight-cents over the last week and it stands at $2.15 a gallon because China is not using as much energy
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DeHaan says the price for a barrel of crude oil has dropped 10 dollars over the last few weeks and they are seeing dozens of service stations selling gas for under two dollars a gallon…
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DeHaan says it’s possible the statewide average could get down to two dollars a gallon. He says there was a similar decline in energy demand during the 2003 SARS outbreak, but the fears over the spread of the Coronavirus is more intense…
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Louisiana is the state with the highest incarceration rate in the nation with the highest incarceration rates in the world, and one group says that’s thanks in part to media depictions of criminal justice.
President of Color of Change Rashad Robinson says his organization ran a study of primetime TV and found the airwaves blanketed by crime dramas, which may explain why…
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The study found crime dramas routinely show law enforcement protagonists breaking the law to catch the criminal while excusing and glorifying that behavior. Robinson says that biases juries…
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One of the issues the study discovered was the makeup of TV writers. Robinson says roughly 80 percent of crime drama writers are white, and their bias was evident.
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