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LSU professor Mike Henderson surveyed Louisiana residents on the risks of doing various activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Abbie Shull/LSU Manship School News Service)

Surveys find conflicted views on reopening

Two LSU professors released surveys Monday showing that Louisiana residents have conflicted feelings about the reopening of the state and the risks of various activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Seventy-five percent of respondents reported feeling uncomfortable about attending large sports or entertainment events, and 77% were uncomfortable getting on an airplane. Sixty percent were nervous about eating in a restaurant, and 56% were reluctant to go to barber shops or hair salons.

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LSU graduates listed

LSU honored more than 4,000 spring graduates with a virtual graduation celebration on May 15, and during the ceremony, 4,347 degrees were conferred. The virtual graduation watch party took place on the LSU Facebook page, and following the ceremony, all the graduates names were displayed on the scoreboards in Tiger Stadium.

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LSU, ULM research shows HIV drug promising as possible coronavirus treatment

During a lecture on the Molecular & Cell Biology and Immunopathogenesis of coronaviruses attended virtually by more than 125 people, Konstantin “Gus” Kousoulas, head of the Department of Pathobiological Sciences at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, revealed that the drug Nelfinavir mesylate, or NFV, and brand name Viracept, holds exceptional promise in limiting COVID-19 infections. Viracept was developed as a protease inhibitor in the treatment of the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV.

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LSU chemists help prepare batches of hand rub sanitizer

When the LSU Department of Chemistry received a call a few weeks ago from someone looking for experts to help prepare hand rub sanitizer, LSU chemistry Ph.D. student Anthony Mai agreed to help.
It turns out it was the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office asking for help with preparing and ensuring consistent quality for about 5,000 gallons of hand rub sanitizer.

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The new century was not a half year old when top Eunice story of its decade began. On May 27, 2000, a Union Pacific freight train derailed at the Bayou Des Cannes trestle north of City Lake. Aerial view shows derailment of Union Pacific freight train at the Bayou Des Cannes trestle north of City Lake on May 27, 2000. The 113-car train with three locomotives had 14 cars carrying hazardous materials. A hazardous materials clean-up expert approaches derailed Union Pacific tank cars after the 2000 derailment near City Lake.

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Kindegarten students entertain parents with Christmas songs prior to the Family Math Night held Dec. 9 at Glendale Elementary. Teachers are JoAnn Graham, Tammy Stanford, and Shelly Guillory.

From The Eunice News files

From the December 2009 files of The Eunice News.
Child-bird case tops year’s story list. The alleged purchase of two children by a Eunice couple for $175 and a bird leads The Eunice News list of Top 10 stories of 2009.
Germaine Simpson takes the oath of office from City Attorney Jacque Pucheu as a City Council member. She was appointed to succeed her late mother Marguerite Simpson, serving until a special election, which she won. Her term expires, with other city officials terms, in December 2010.


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