BP Plc’s rejection of calls for more stabilizers in the Deepwater Horizon rig’s drilling operations prompted last-minute changes in the cement mixture that’s designed to seal the well, a witness testified.
Theodore L. Jones has held season tickets on the 43-yard line at Tiger Stadium, home of the perennial football powerhouse Louisiana State University, for almost 20 years. Because of the Baton Rouge lawyer’s lobbying in Congress in 1986, he and thousands of other fans get a tax break on donations they make as a condition for buying seats.
Fall armyworms in southern Florida survived a pesticide engineered into corn by Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co., the second insect to show signs of resistance to genetically modified crops in the U.S., according to a study.
Clemson University beat eighth-ranked Louisiana State University 25-24 in college football’s Chick- fil-A Bowl with a fourth-quarter comeback capped by Chandler Catanzaro’s 37-yard field goal as time expired.
The Louisiana State University athletics department has agreed to transfer $36 million to academic programs during the next five years and provide additional revenue-sharing funds to ease budget pressures.
Tyrann Mathieu, an All-American cornerback nicknamed the “Honey Badger” who was kicked off the Louisiana State University football team before this season, will enter the 2013 National Football League draft.