Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (8-8-14)

“LSU Alumni Association President Charlie Roberts has no intention of resigning in the wake of what he calls ‘scurrilous’ allegations that he gave a woman a job so she would continue a sexual relationship with him and then paid her some $3,000 a month in hush money after she resigned, Roberts’ attorney said Thursday.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“The lawyer the LSU Alumni Association hired to represent the organization in a lawsuit brought by a former employee said on Thursday (Aug 7) the plaintiff’s allegations of lifetime monthly payments in exchange for her quiet resignation are a ‘wild fantasy.'” – NOLA.com

In time, you will find that all that I claim in my lawsuit is true,” Heath stated, referring to the suit she filed Aug. 1 against Roberts and the Alumni Association. “Only an open investigation with the full cooperation of the Association will reveal the complete truth.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“LSU Alumni Association President Charlie Roberts denied claims made in a recently filed lawsuit that he entered a lifetime payoff arrangement with a former employee with whom he had a sexual relationship, in return for her resignation. Instead, his attorney claims any money Roberts gave the woman after she resigned was done so on the basis of their personal relationship, not as a part of any professional arrangement.” – NOLA.com

“Attorneys for the NAACP’s Baton Rouge chapter filed suit this week to challenge the East Baton Rouge School Board’s decision to reduce the number of seats. The suit claims the decision will unduly affect black residents in the district.” – WBRZ

“A new report released by the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors says home prices are still going up in the Metro area, even after the record-breaking increases the housing market saw last year.” – WWL-TV

“The number of disciplinary ‘incidents’ in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System has dropped by 31 percent over the past four years, and the number of suspensions and expulsions has dropped by 16 percent, district officials said Thursday.” – NOLA.com

Gov. Bobby Jindal is in Iowa for several political events and will return to Baton Rouge on Sunday, according to his administration. Jindal, who has been considered a potential contender for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, was in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday night to speak to writers at the ‘RedState Gathering.’ He flew to Iowa after.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“According to a statement from the Governor’s office, the petition demonstrates that the Board of Secondary and Elementary Education (BESE) never formally approved the state’s participation in PARCC. Jindal’s office is seeking a preliminary injunction to stop BESE’s use of the PARCC resources until the court rules on the matter.” – Breitbart

“LSU defensive tackle Quentin Thomas is expected to miss the 2014 season with a torn biceps, a source confirmed to The Advocate on Friday.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

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