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NEW ORLEANS - A state judge has agreed to postpone a trial scheduled to begin Jan. 7 because the defense attorney has tickets to the BCS national championship football game between LSU and Ohio State. Stephen Babcock, the attorney who requested the continuance in a car-crash case, said attorneys for the plaintiffs have tickets too."All counsel to this matter unequivocally agree that the presence of LSU in the aforementioned contest of pigskin skill unquestionably constitutes good grounds therefor," Babcock argued. "In fact we have been unable through much imagination and hypothetical scenarios to think of a better reason." West Baton Rouge Parish District Judge Alvin Batiste agreed.


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