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February 25, 1990 | CHARLES HILLINGER
They call it the Bridge With a Heart. If a motorist has a flat while driving the 24-mile Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, the world's longest over-water bridge, police on patrol will change the tire without charge. "When cars overheat, we add water to radiators. If a vehicle stops running because of a problem we can fix, we take care of it," explained Mario Margiotta, 52, chief of the bridge's 20-man police force. "We pride ourselves on being service-oriented."
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February 25, 1990 | CHARLES HILLINGER
They call it the Bridge With a Heart. If a motorist has a flat while driving the 24-mile Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, the world's longest over-water bridge, police on patrol will change the tire without charge. "When cars overheat, we add water to radiators. If a vehicle stops running because of a problem we can fix, we take care of it," explained Mario Margiotta, 52, chief of the bridge's 20-man police force. "We pride ourselves on being service-oriented."
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February 6, 1987 | Associated Press
A snake is a goner the minute a Louisiana driver spots it trying to slither across a highway, says a biology professor who studied "intentional kill behavior" using a rubber snake and a fake turtle. David Shepherd and his students at Southeastern Louisiana University observed 22,000 incidents involving motorists and the imitation reptiles over three years. In a paper prepared for delivery today to the Louisiana Academy of Science, Shepherd documents his findings.
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February 6, 1987 | Associated Press
A snake is a goner the minute a Louisiana driver spots it trying to slither across a highway, says a biology professor who studied "intentional kill behavior" using a rubber snake and a fake turtle. David Shepherd and his students at Southeastern Louisiana University observed 22,000 incidents involving motorists and the imitation reptiles over three years. In a paper prepared for delivery today to the Louisiana Academy of Science, Shepherd documents his findings.
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September 6, 2006 | Ann M. Simmons, Times Staff Writer
The owners of St. Rita's Nursing Home, arrested in the deaths of 34 patients who died in Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters, are suing the government, saying federal, state and local officials failed to make sure vulnerable citizens were evacuated as the storm approached. The lawsuit, filed last week, names the Army Corps of Engineers, Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, Atty. Gen. Charles C. Foti Jr. and numerous other authorities and agencies.
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