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BEWARE “FREE TRIAL OFFERS”

With the prices of everything from food to fuel and utilities always seeming to climb ever-higher, Acadiana residents welcome the chance to try a new product or service at no cost. But many such offers often come with hidden time limits or fees that make these promotions anything but free. An interesting product or service [...]

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ELDERLY WOMAN DIES AFTER NURSE REFUSES TO GIVE HER CPR

A 911 dispatcher pleaded with a nurse at a Bakersfield, Calif., senior living facility to save the life of an elderly woman by giving her CPR, but the nurse said policy did not allow her to, according to a newly released audiotape of the call. “Is there anybody there that’s willing to help this lady [...]

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Debunking the Alleged Origin of the Word “Coonass”

by Shane K. Bernard Reposted with permission from Bayou Teche Dispatches The thing I enjoy most about being a historian is the detective work — piecing together clues in search of historical facts. And sometimes that search results in the debunking of myths.Take the alleged etymology (that is, word origin) of the term coonass, an [...]

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