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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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​LSU expert talks holiday shopping

With the Thanksgiving holiday falling during the last week of November, this means there are six less days to shop between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
LSU Associate Professor in Marketing and Director of Graduate Studies in Marketing Dan Rice shares his expertise and tips for this year’s holiday shopping during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
The National Retail Federation said last month it expects holiday retail sales during November and December to increase between 3.8% and 4.2% over 2018 to a total of between $727.9 billion. What are the causes for the increase?

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LSU recognized as a top tier national university

In U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 edition of Best Colleges, LSU is ranked in the top tier for “Best National Universities” for the 12th-straight year, and the undergraduate petroleum engineering program ranks 3rd overall.
LSU is ranked 72nd among public universities – ahead of public peers such as Kansas State University, Colorado State University and Oklahoma State University – and is ranked 36th among flagship universities nationwide – ahead of other flagships such as West Virginia University, University of Rhode Island and the University of Nevada.

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Mississippi River diversions: Driving land gain or land loss?

River diversions have not created or maintained land, but resulted in more land loss, according to a new paper in the peer-reviewed science journal Restoration Ecology. LSU Boyd Professor R. Eugene Turner and his LSU co-authors Erick Swenson and Michael Layne, and Dr. Yu Mo, University of Maryland, used satellite imagery to study the differences between the percent land before and after a river diversion was opened.

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