11:30 LRN Newscast November 23rd

The U-S Senate runoff candidates will not debate after failing to come to an agreement on a date or conditions. A major sticking point was whether the debate should have a live audience. Republican John Kennedy said no, while Democrat Foster Campbell said yes. LSU Political Communications Professor Martin Johnson says it’s unclear if either candidate will benefit from not having a debate….
cut 4 (11) “…pretty important”
Early voting for the December 10th election is Saturday.

The USDA is recommending not to wash your raw turkey. Washing raw meat can spread bacteria three feet away. Louisiana Ag Commissioner Mike Strain says it’s also a good idea to cut the turkey off the bone and refigerate within two hours of cooking…
cut 9 (08) “….and freeze”

AAA says be prepared to see a bunch of Thanksgiving travelers on the roadways this weekend…
voicer 2 (30) “…I’m Michelle Southern”

There’s plenty of excitement for the Bayou Classic between Southern and Grambling State. Bayou Classic spokesperson Angela Young says tickets for the annual football game are going fast….
cut 25 (09) “…complete sellout”
Kickoff on Saturday is at 4 PM.