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By Ericka Alston | January 25, 2013
Tonight's "American Idol" in Baton Rouge was the best episode thus far. We actually got to see more authentic talent than squabbles between the lady judges and misfits. It was awesome.  In the very beginning, we were introduced to Miss Baton Rouge herself, Megan Miller, who opted to postpone surgery on her leg to not miss her audition. Megan did us all a huge favor, siding with singing versus going under the knife. "I would let my leg fall off before I missed this audition," Megan said.
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Sports Digest | April 17, 2014
Colleges Towson gets combo guard Ivory from Baton Rouge CC Combo guard Josh Ivory , who played for Baton Rouge Community College last season, has transferred to Towson and will play for the Tigers starting in 2014-15, coach Pat Skerry announced Wednesday. Ivory, 6 feet 2, 195 pounds, is a native of Alexandria, La. He played at Cleveland State in 2012-13 and has two years of eligibility remaining. More Towson men's basketball: Senior guard Mike Burwell has been invited to the Portsmouth Combine Top 80 Free Agent exposure camp, which runs today through Saturday at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. The combine allows college seniors who have exhausted their eligibility and current professionals the opportunity to exhibit their athletic ability and basketball prowess in an environment that incorporates combine testing, skill development, and competitive games.
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NEWS
By Kelly Brewington and Kelly Brewington,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 15, 2005
BATON ROUGE, La. - Two weeks after an enormous relief effort to welcome survivors of Hurricane Katrina, the strain can be seen everywhere in this state capital and laid-back college town, and many are having second thoughts. The waits at gas pumps are daunting. Grocery stores have trouble keeping food on their shelves, and classrooms are overcrowded. Meanwhile, nearly everyone - from Red Cross volunteers to job hunters to store clerks to TV news vans - is perpetually stuck in traffic. The ripples of Katrina seem to have left no one untouched.
SPORTS
By Jon Fogg, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2013
Some college students spend a lot of their time playing video games. Police say Auburn lacrosse player Zachary Burgess decided he'd rather try to live one. Burgess, 20, of Hoover, Ala., was charged with stealing a pickup truck, kidnapping a woman and crashing into nine parked cars in Baton Rouge, La., in an attempt to recreate the game "Grand Theft Auto V," according to multiple reports. Police said that during questioning, Burgess told an officer that he “wanted to see what it was really like to play the video game Grand Theft Auto.” Burgess faces one count of theft of a motor vehicle, nine counts of hit-and-run and simple kidnapping.
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By ANN LOLORDO | January 31, 1993
Baton Rouge, La.-- He sits where he always sits at Mulate's, beneath the portrait of a Chittamacha Indian and his igloo-shaped hut. It's rare when Mister Charles isn't at his corner table at "the world's most famous Cajun restaurant," (the superlative is self-imposed) waiting for the band to strike up, "Don't Mess with My Toot Toot!"A thin man with a serious demeanor, dark-framed glasses, a salt and pepper beard and a sprinkle of strawberry age spots across a receding hair line, Mister Charles can be found here most evenings of the week, except when he's in Brunfield, Texas for the Wurstfest.
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | January 10, 1999
BATON ROUGE, La. -- On Corporate Boulevard here -- above offices of an insurance company, an accountant and the Louisiana Tax Commission -- Silkk the Shocker looks at designs for his next album cover. Two camouflage-wearing brothers, 7 and 8, who perform under the name Lil Soldiers, practice a rap about thug life and their mother.On a table behind the heavily fortified door is the green uniform worn in videos by C-Murder. In place of "U.S. ARMY," a label in front reads simply: "NO LIMIT.""Yo, Tevester," says attorney Edwin Hawkins to business manager Tevester Scott.
NEWS
By Kelly Brewington and Kelly Brewington,SUN STAFF | September 5, 2005
BATON ROUGE-- On the first Sunday since Katrina swept across the Gulf Coast in one of the worst natural disasters in American history, Charity Christian Church here was crammed with grateful worshipers. Evacuees from New Orleans sat side by side with longtime residents of this once-sleepy Southern capital 80 miles up the Mississippi, just beyond the reach of the violent storm. Those from New Orleans were grateful for their lives. "When you know God, and how good he has been to us, there's no way you can't be thankful," said Greg Davis, 39, after the service.
NEWS
September 30, 2012
Towson University's football squad came out of Baton Rouge, La., on Saturday with a loss to No. 3 LSU, but gave their counterpart Tigers a game effort in a 38-22 contest. In a game televised on ESPNU, Towson actually held a 9-7 lead in the second quarter after the two teams traded touchdowns (Towson's extra point kick failed) and Towson also had a field goal. But LSU added 10 points before halftime, then another 7 in the third quarter to stave off the pesky visiting Tigers. In the fourth quarter, both teams scored two touchdowns.
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | December 6, 1998
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Rev. Jimmy Swaggart plays a scale on his grand piano and slides off the bench to grab the microphone. "Praise Jesus!" he says, launching a spellbinding two-hour sermon, which he interrupts twice to record 30-second promotional spots for the TV version.Swaggart yells. He collapses to the floor. He recounts a conversation with God. Seven times, he abruptly breaks into tears. And he lays hands on a partially paralyzed young man. "Jesus will heal you because he can heal you," says Swaggart, weeping again.
NEWS
By Gail Gibson and Gail Gibson,SUN STAFF | November 1, 2002
The cross-country death toll that police attribute to an Army veteran and his teen-age traveling companion reached 13 yesterday as authorities in Baton Rouge, La., linked the rifle used in the Washington-area sniper slayings to the unsolved killing of a beauty shop worker in late September. Law enforcement officials say the number could continue to climb. Police across the country are reviewing unsolved crimes to see if they could be the work of the two suspects in the sniper case who authorities say left a deadly trail in five states and Washington, D.C., as they traveled from the West Coast to Maryland.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ericka Alston | January 25, 2013
Tonight's "American Idol" in Baton Rouge was the best episode thus far. We actually got to see more authentic talent than squabbles between the lady judges and misfits. It was awesome.  In the very beginning, we were introduced to Miss Baton Rouge herself, Megan Miller, who opted to postpone surgery on her leg to not miss her audition. Megan did us all a huge favor, siding with singing versus going under the knife. "I would let my leg fall off before I missed this audition," Megan said.
NEWS
September 30, 2012
Towson University's football squad came out of Baton Rouge, La., on Saturday with a loss to No. 3 LSU, but gave their counterpart Tigers a game effort in a 38-22 contest. In a game televised on ESPNU, Towson actually held a 9-7 lead in the second quarter after the two teams traded touchdowns (Towson's extra point kick failed) and Towson also had a field goal. But LSU added 10 points before halftime, then another 7 in the third quarter to stave off the pesky visiting Tigers. In the fourth quarter, both teams scored two touchdowns.
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2012
Baltimore is not at the top of Men's Health's America's Smuttiest Cities list. But it's pretty, pretty, pretty close. The magazine just released the list, ranking cities based on the number of porn DVDS bought, rented or streamed, the number of adult entertainment stores, the rate of porn searches and some other dirty-minded criteria. Interestingly, the town famous for squeaky clean Mickey Mouse topped the list: Orlando. Rounding out the top five were Las Vegas (no shocker there)
SPORTS
By From Sun news services | March 23, 2009
Tennessee's title defense ended sooner than expected, wrapping up the worst season for Pat Summitt's vaunted program. Ball State stunned the two-time defending national champion, 71-55, in the opening round of the NCAA tournament last night in Bowling Green, Ky., ending one of the more remarkable streaks in college basketball history. The Lady Volunteers (22-11) had never lost on the opening weekend of the tournament, going 42-0 through the years. Fifth seed Tennessee also became the first defending champ to lose in the first round of the women's tournament.
NEWS
November 4, 2008
Essex man, 26, charged with injuring boy who died An Essex man has been charged with severely injuring a 2-year-old boy left in his care who later died, Baltimore County police said yesterday. Arron A. Bogan, 26, of the first block of Cedar Drive was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree child abuse, police said. Jordan Adams, his girlfriend's son, died early Friday at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was being treated for head injuries, said Bill Toohey, a police spokesman. Jordan's mother, Heather Meyers, left the boy with Bogan at his apartment for a few hours Oct. 28 and returned to find her son asleep, according to court documents.
NEWS
By Jennifer Moses | August 20, 2008
MONTCLAIR, N.J. - My husband, three children, dog and I recently moved - from Baton Rouge, La., where we lived for 13 years, to Montclair, N.J. I thought I was a fairly meticulous housekeeper, the type who cleans out closets and attics regularly. But it turns out we accumulated more stuff than currently exists in, say, Haiti. So we had a great purge. Then we moved, and started unpacking the stuff we hadn't gotten rid of, things so numerous that, if listed, they would fill up a piece of paper as long as the New Jersey Turnpike.
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By ORLANDO SENTINEL | December 2, 1996
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Lake County investigators searched a slain couple's Ford Explorer yesterday. The car had been used by five vampire-worshiping teens charged as adults in the deaths.Investigators were tight-lipped about what they found but did say that an initial search had uncovered significant evidence linking the teen-agers to the bludgeoning deaths of Naomi Ruth Wendorf, 54, and her husband, Richard, 49, in their rural north Lake County home Nov. 24.Deputies were preparing five patrol cars at the sheriff's office in Tavares, Fla., for a trip to Baton Rouge to pick up the suspects, who fled from Florida late last week.
NEWS
November 14, 2003
On October 9, 2003, DR. CARVILLE V. EARLE, of Baton Rouge, LA., formerly of Catonsville. Loving husband of Mary Lou Earle (nee Curlett). Loving son of Doris and the late Carville R. Earle of Catonsville, Md. Devoted father of Richard and wife Jennifer, James and wife Heather, Randy and wife Stephanie and Elizabeth Earle. Also survived by a brother, Jerry Earle and his wife Kathy and 10 grandchildren. Dr. Earle, a historical geographer was a former professor at UMBC, Balto County, Md. He also taught at Miami of Ohio and Louisiana State University.
NEWS
May 24, 2007
Norma W. Bracy, a retired city schools librarian, died of congestive heart failure May 12 at Northwest Hospital Center. The Windsor Hills resident was 82. Born Norma Helen Worthy in Baton Rouge, La., she earned a bachelor's degree in health and physical education from Southern University and a master's degree in library science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. After working as a librarian in Milwaukee and Baton Rouge, she moved to Baltimore in 1957 and became an assistant librarian and cataloger at what is now Morgan State University.
BUSINESS
By Jonathan Peterson and Jonathan Peterson,Los Angeles Times | December 31, 2006
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Like many co-workers, Bradley Simon had put in decades at the Exxon Mobil refinery, building up a stout 401(k) retirement account and enviable pension benefits. So he listened carefully to the investment broker's pitch that he should seize a head start on the golden years. "He said, `Why are you still working?'" Simon recalled. "He said, `I can make you more money staying at home.'" At 54, Simon quit his job making ethylene and turned over more than $700,000 to David L. McFadden, a broker for Omaha, Neb.-based Securities America Inc. McFadden promised to keep the portfolio growing and told Simon that he could safely withdraw $65,000 a year for living expenses.
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