Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to appear in New Orleans tomorrow as the featured speaker at a fundraiser for Senator Mary Landrieu. Eric Gill has more…
LSU’s fist home football game is this weekend and that means new traffic patterns. Scott Carwile reports…
According to the LSU AgCenter, even though demand for food and fiber is growing faster than ever, the agriculture workforce and the number of Ag science teachers is shrinking. Don Molino reports…:
Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to be in New Orleans tomorrow. He will be the featured speaker at a fundraiser for Senator Mary Landrieu. Political analyst Clancy Dubos says this should be a nice boost for the Landrieu campaign…
The event is being hosted by the Big Easy Committee, a joint fundraising effort by the Louisiana Democratic State Central Committee and the Landrieu re-election campaign. Some may be surprised that Landrieu turned to Clinton and not President Obama to help raise money. Dubos says, in politics, you always play to your strengths…
Landrieu is currently in a tight Senate race with Republicans Bill Cassidy and Rob Maness. The former president is one of the Democratic party’s most successful fundraisers. Dubos says Clinton has a certain star appeal that even President Obama never had…
The Tigers play Sam Houston State for their first home game of the season and there are some new traffic patterns for fans to follow. Tiger Athletic Foundation has made large investments to create more parking for fans. Sports information director Michael Bonnette says additional parking lots have opened allowing for more than 2,300 new parking spaces.
Bonnette says the stadium has been enhanced with new HD video and LED message boards. He says fans at the game will have a better experience by being able to watch replays and have the same perks as watching the game on their home tvs.
Bonnette says LSU met with a consulting firm to try and get traffic flowing as efficiently as possible after games. He says personnel have been hired to help fans exit the parking lots in the correct directions due to contraflow. There are also new patterns for pedestrians leaving the game as well.
According to the LSU AgCenter, even though demand for food and fiber is growing faster than ever, the agriculture workforce and the number of Ag science teachers is shrinking. Mike Burnett is the executive associate dean with the College of Agriculture at LSU. He says these shortages have been happening for quite some time…:
Burnett says there are about 230 Ag teachers in 185 Louisiana schools, but many are nearing retirement age. He says surrounding states, like Texas and Mississippi have been actively recruiting Ag teachers from Louisiana…:
Burnett says Dr. Bill Richardson, Dean of the college of agriculture, has been putting a big push on recruitment. He says they do have plans to fill the shortage at least in the short term…:
The 2014 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday begins today and runs through Sunday. Byron Henderson with the Louisiana Department of Revenue says this is the third sales tax holiday that happens here every year and it’s exclusively for hunters…:
Henderson says a wide range of hunting gear is exempt from local and state sales taxes this weekend. He says there are specific categories it applies to, but specific categories that don’t apply..:
Henderson says items that fall under the sales tax holiday include firearms, ammunition, archery supplies and apparel such as safety gear or camouglage clothing you’d use for hunting. He says you can find out more at revenue.louisiana.gov/second amendment…:
For the first time since 2004, Louisiana Tech and UL Lafayette will face off on the football field. The two head coaches for the respective teams are glad the in-state rivalry has been restored, but Bulldogs Head Coach Skip Holtz says getting a win on Saturday would ease the pain of the loss suffered against Oklahoma…
UL Lafayette opened the season with a win over Southern, while the Tech lost to the third ranked Sooners. Cajuns Coach Mark Hudspeth wants to change the fact that Tech has won the last six games in the series. He says slowing down Bulldogs running back Kenneth Dixon will be a key…