LRN Am Newscall November 26

The Louisiana Public Health Institute releases a survey that finds 80-percent of parents believe schools should be required to offer sex education. Brooke Thorington has more…

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The National Retail Federation expects over 165 million consumers to get shopping done over the holiday weekend.  Michael Farrar has the story.

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After pushing the N-F-L to use video to review pass inteference calls, Saints Coach Sean Payton believes three people, not one should be in on the decision when instant replay is used to judge pass interference. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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There’s been long debate in Louisiana on whether schools should be required to offer sex education. A survey released by the Louisiana Public Health Institute finds 80-percent of parents believe it should be a requirement. L-P-H-I managing director Kristie Bardell says sex-ed could lead to healthier lives…

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Bardell says school-based sex education provides young people with facts on topics they will likely encounter and reinforces the conversations families may already be having at home…

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So far Louisiana’s legislature has not been willing to pass legislation requiring sex ed in public schools. Bardell says they plan to present this survey to legislators next spring when lawmakers convene for a regular session…

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The National Retail Federation expects over 35 million consumers to shop online and in-stores on turkey day, up about 3.5 million more than last year.  NRF spokesperson Katherine Cullen says overall of the course of the weekend, more than 165 million will be looking to get some holiday shopping done.

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Cullen says younger consumers are more likely to use the weekend to shop compared to older generations.  Almost 90% of those under 25 say they plan to shop, adding there is more to it than just enticing bargains.

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Cullen says the preference for online shopping and brick and mortar stores is split, but just slightly more than half are setting foot in a store first.

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The Louisiana Good Roads and Transportation Association is calling on Governor John Bel Edwards to initiate the discussion with the new legislative leadership on increasing infrastructure funding.  President of Louisiana Good Roads Ken Perrett says it is vital to come up with a plan that everyone can support.

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The non-profit organization is dedicated to promoting the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of the transportation system.  Perret recommends adjusting the gas tax, which he says hasn’t been adjusted in over 30 years.

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Perret says the state should try to use existing revenues if they can as no one likes seeing tax increases.

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Top-ranked LSU is spending this Thanksgiving week getting ready for Texas A-and-M. A game the Tigers have been waiting for, ever since they lost to the Aggies in seven overtimes last year. Coach Ed Orgeron doesn’t want his team thinking about what happened last year

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LSU lost that game last year in College Station. Orgeron says playing the contest this year in front of Purple and Gold nation should help

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The Ragin Cajuns go after their 10th win of the season on Saturday when they host U-L-M to close out the regular season. Coach Billy Napier on the importance of beating their in-state rivals..

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If the Cajuns win Saturday and Appalachian State loses to Troy, then U-L Lafayette will host the Sun Belt Championship game next week. But Napier will not spend much time scoreboard watching on Saturday night…

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