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  • Corporate money to help pay for Obama inauguration

    December 7, 2012 12:44 PM

    WASHINGTON - In a reversal from four years ago, President Barack Obama will accept unlimited sums of corporate money to pay for his inauguration. A spokeswoman for the Presidential Inaugural Committee said Friday that it will accept cash from companies and individuals to underwrite the costs of a weekend of... more »
  • GOP groups take stock after $380 million loss

    November 8, 2012 3:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican-leaning independent groups were supposed to be a key to victory for Mitt Romney. But they ended up being among the big losers of the presidential race, spending an eye-popping $380 million on ads to oust President Barack Obama only to come up short. The groups were unleashed... more »
  • Donors Rock Bike Ride

    July 5, 2011 3:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Donors Rock Bike Ride started Tuesday morning at The Bicycle Shop on Highland Road. David Landsberg, kidney transplant recipient and president/founder of Society for Organ Donor Awareness, started his journey at 7:30 this morning, to travel by bicycle through 50 states, over the course of... more »
  • Organ donors to be honored on Rose Parade float

    December 9, 2010 7:38 PM

    GONZALES - When the Rose Parade rolls on News Years Day, millions will see the face of Gonzales resident Antonio Bennett. Bennett is one of 60 honorees being recognized for their contribution as organ donors. He died at the age of 20, and gave his organs, eyes and tissues for... more »
  • Bill would lower age limits for blood donors

    February 10, 2010 4:09 PM

    State lawmakers want to change the minimum age requirements for blood donors. Currently, you have to be 17, but recent changes to federal regulations allow 16-year-olds to donate with a parent's permission. The proposed bill would make the state's regulation the same. State Rep. Mert Smiley (R) of Port... more »

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