THE EBOLA CRISIS

Two more New Orleans-area residents being monitored for Ebola

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director Tom Frieden provides an update on the latest developments involving the deadly Ebola virus and its infection of a Texas health care professional as he addresses the media during a briefing at CDC headquarters Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Atlanta. Frieden said the CDC is working to improve protections for hospital workers after a nurse caring for an Ebola patient in Dallas became the first person to become infected with the disease inside the U.S. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, David Tulis) MARIETTA OUT, GWINNETT OUT

The number of people being monitored for Ebola symptoms in Louisiana jumped to four on Friday, with the addition of two more residents from the New Orleans area, the state health agency said. One man and one woman — both considered “low risk” — have been added to the two men already being watched, said Olivia Watkins,… Continue reading →

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Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye-- St. Thomas More Cougars taking the field at Cougar Stadium on Friday night October 17, 2014.

Get the scores from high school football games in south Louisiana on The Advocate's High School Football Scoreboard… Continue reading →

Seven Louisiana metro areas post job gains

Seven of Louisiana’s eight metropolitan areas gained nonfarm jobs over the year ended Sept. 30, according to seasonally… Continue reading →

N.O. charter head faces ethics charges

Friends of King Schools CEO Doris Hicks (Image from friendsofking.com)

The Louisiana Board of Ethics has filed civil charges against Doris Hicks, a well-known New Orleans charter… Continue reading →

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Video: B-29 World War II display at Lakefront Airport

A B-29 ‘Superfortress’ is on display at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans as part of the attractions of the World War II Airpower Expo that begins on Friday… Continue reading →

Long-standing second-line tradition uniquely New Orleans

Organizations have been marching behind brass bands in New Orleans since the 1840s. 170 years later, these processions, often referred to today as “second-lines,” can be found on… Continue reading →

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Two more New Orleans-area residents being monitored for Ebola

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director Tom Frieden provides an update on the latest developments involving the deadly Ebola virus and its infection of a Texas health care professional as he addresses the media during a briefing at CDC headquarters Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Atlanta. Frieden said the CDC is working to improve protections for hospital workers after a nurse caring for an Ebola patient in Dallas became the first person to become infected with the disease inside the U.S. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, David Tulis) MARIETTA OUT, GWINNETT OUT

The number of people being monitored for Ebola symptoms in Louisiana jumped to four on Friday, with the addition of two more residents from the New Orleans area, the state health agency said. One man and one woman — both considered “low… Continue reading →

Sports

Live chat during the No. 3 Ole Miss at No. 24 LSU football game, Saturday at 6:15 p.m.

The LSU mascot 'Mike the Tiger' entertains fans outside Tiger Stadium  before an NCAA college football game against New Mexico State in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) ORG XMIT: NYOTK

Watch the game between No. 3 Ole Miss and No. 24 LSU on Saturday at 6:15 p.m. in Tiger Stadium, but chat with The Advocate sports staff for live updates and analysis. Click here to join the action.Continue reading →

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If you like home design, don’t miss November symposium featuring work of 94-year-old wizard Furlow Gatewood

Photo by Paul Costelol -- Gatewood had the floors of the 'Lumpkin House' painted and added columns, wood walls, and wainscoting to enhance its grandeur.

In the late 1940s, a 30-something Furlow Gatewood started renovating a carriage house on his family’s property in Americus, Georgia. After decades living in New York and dealing in antiques, he retired to the former carriage house and lives there today.… Continue reading →

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Jack Bruce, bassist of 60’s band Cream, dies at 71

FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008 file photo, British musician Jack Bruce performs at the 'Zildjian Drummers Achievement Awards' at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London. British musician Jack Bruce, best known as the bassist from the 1960s group Cream, has died. He was 71. A statement released by his family on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 said ìthe world of music will be a poorer place without him but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts.

LONDON (AP) — British musician Jack Bruce, best known as the bassist from the 1960s group Cream, has died. He was 71. Publicist Claire Singers said Saturday Bruce died at his home in Suffolk, England. A statement released by his family… Continue reading →

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New Orleans prep football

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD --  Covington quarterback Marquell Hollins escapes a St. Paul's defender during the second quarter Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at St. Paul's in Covington. Buy this photo

Images from New Orleans area prep football on Friday Oct, 24, 2014.… Continue reading →

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