09:30 Newscast August 5th, 2014

There are now hundreds of people in on the anti-common core lawsuit filed by lawmakers. The suit claims BESE and the Department of Education didn’t follow proper procedure when implementing the new education standards. There is still not a standadized text in place for the school year that begins in just days but Jeremy Alford with LaPolitics.com says we could see some movement this month…:
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BESE President Chas Roemer said Monday there are no plans to get rid of Common Core and that Bobby Jindal had turned this situation into a disaster.

An interactive map showing the wealthiest person in each state of the United States lists Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson as the richest person in Louisiana. The map, by real estate website Movoto, lists Benson’s net worth at $1.5 billion. Tulane business professor Mark Rosa says Benson’s net worth is more than just the football team…:
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Studies on eating habits in America consistently show Louisiana to be among the most obese states in the nation. One reason the state’s obesity rate is so high is because we eat out at restaurants, a lot. Dare To Be Healthy is a program in southwest Louisiana and Coordinator Janice Ackley says they are encouraging restauarnts to offer healthier choices and people to cut out the salt, and use portion control when ordering at their favorite spot…:
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She says little things like this make a big difference.

US Senator Mary Landrieu has said she will participate in four TV debates in the upcoming November 4th election race. They are in north and south Louisiana and are set for dates near the end of October. Her Republican challenger, Congressman Bill Cassidy, has not yet said what debates he’ll attend.