AM LRN Newscall November 26

More and more restaurants are opening on Thanksgiving day giving people an additional dining option for their holiday festivities. Scott Carwile reports…

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Louisiana will have a mobile pet shelter for future hurricane seasons. Scott Carwile has more…

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Several stores are once again opening their doors tonight to get a jump start on the Holiday shopping season. Wal-mart, Best Buy, Sears and Target are just some of the retailers who will cut their Thanksgiving holiday short in the hopes of increasing revenues. LSU marketing professor Dan Rice is not sure this relatively new tradition will continue

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Some retail analysts say opening on Thanksgiving Day doesn’t lead to an increase in sales. Rice says many shoppers and employees are not happy with it either

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But Rice says optimism is high among retailers that this will be a good holiday shopping season

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More and more restaurants are opening on Thanksgiving day giving people an additional dining option for their holiday festivities. Erica Burns, with the Louisiana Restaurant Association, says last year 33 million Americans went to a restaurant for all or part of their Thanksgiving meal. She thinks restaurants are open on Thanksgiving because of public demand…

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Burns says this is a trend that’s been growing over the last several years. Burns says a big advantage for eating out on Thanksgiving is that it allows for more time to be spent with your family…

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She says the Black Friday weekend is a big weekend for the restaurant industry. Burns says with stores now opening on Thanksgiving night, it just makes sense for restaurants to be open, too…

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The LSU Tigers take on Texas A-and-M tonight looking to avoid ending the regular season on a three-game losing streak. 1999 was the last time the Tigers lost three games in a row and Coach Les Miles says the players are committed to getting a win tonight

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Both of these teams enter tonight’s contest with identitcal records, seven and four overall, 3-and-4 in the SEC. Miles says it will be a challenge for his team to go to Kyle Field and play well

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LSU has won three straight over the Aggies. In the last two victories, the Tigers defense held quarterback Johnny Manziel in check. Tonight, A-and-M will start freshman Kyle Allen. Sophomore defensive tackle Christian LaCouture says putting pressure on Allen will be important

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Construction will begin next month on a mobile pet shelter that will be used for the 2015 hurricane season and beyond. The state department of agriculture is responsible for pet evacuations and Ag Commissioner Mike Strain says storm victims in the past have refused assistance unless their pets were accommodated

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Strain says they received a 40-thousand dollar donation which will go towards the construction of the mobile pet shelter, which will be about a 50-foot transport truck that’s outfitted with pet cages…

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