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finksby Jim W. Miller

We all come across people in our lives who make an indelible impression on us. They could be classmates in high school or college, or men or women we meet at work or even those with whom we share a particular interest such as church or golf. 

bergeron2 2 by Pat Bergeron

In just a few short weeks, Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States. His historic victory in November shocked the world.

All the talking heads, pollsters and pundits — myself included — predicted  Hillary Clinton  to waltz her way into the White House, but, of course, all the  “experts” got it wrong

hecht lngThink about it.

A recently announced $8.5 billion (with a B, a very BIG B) Venture Global liquid natural gas project in Plaquemines Parish and there is not much media coverage.

Not really.

ford fieldToday as part of their weekly political discussions on Jeff Crouere's radio talk show, WGSO 990 AM, Stephen Sabludowsky and the host discussed a variety of issues including Donald Trump's transition achievements and of course, the controversies.

 

 

towerParts of the Tower Tower was evacuated today.

The culprit has been reported as a suspicious package. Further reports claim there was a toy in the package

edwards capitolGov. John Bel Edwards and Venture Global LNG executives Bob Pender and Mike Sabel today announced the company will invest $8.5 billion to develop a natural gas liquefaction facility and LNG export terminal in Plaquemines Parish. Plaquemines LNG will be Venture Global’s second major natural gas liquefaction and export project in Louisiana, joining the $4.5 billion Calcasieu Pass project that was announced in Cameron Parish in December 2014 and is under development.

will smithNew Orleans recently witnessed two very violent and tragic “Road-Rage” incidents. Two men were killed.   
 
In the first instance legendary New Orleans Saints Defensive lineman, Will Smith, was murdered by Cardell Hayes after a brief altercation on an uptown street.   It appears the incident grew out of a dispute over a minor fender bender, but soon escalated into a very violent affair where Mr. Smith was shot seven times in the back and his wife twice in the legs by Hayes.
 

moretby Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of LABI

A successful Louisiana era ended this week when Stephen Moret packed up his beautiful family and moved to Virginia. He is soon to become the CEO of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, which is the state’s key economic developmental agency. If history is any indicator, he will do great things in that role.

campbell campaignLast weekend’s elections produced a big and unexpected surprise in north Louisiana in a cycle that should not have produced anything unusual, perhaps foretelling the future.

lou gehrig burnettby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

It’s Kennedy vs. Campbell

As most polls predicted, it’s Republican John Kennedy against Democrat Foster Campbell in the runoff for the Louisiana U.S. Senate seat.

Campbell edged out Republican Charles Boustany by two percentage points, 17-15%, to make it into the runoff. Kennedy came in first with 25%.

 

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