Will it be down to the final buzzer?
The New Orleans Hornets are looking to beat an attendance opt-out number that would allow the NBA team to leave the City. The magic number is honing in on zero.
The long-awaited health care debate is here. Republicans pledge to repeal what they call “Obamacare”. The White House is on full assault listing organizations in favor of staying the course.
Louisiana’s Congressman Landry says he is keeping his pledge to decline special benefits as his way to speak out against the new law.
Then, there’s government gone wild. As you would expect, New Orleans is in the national news and the real debate might be whether the Saints tickets are more valuable than a popular X-rated movie.
Speaking of X-rated, the New Orleans City Council will be meeting tomorrow. Actually, among the matters on the agenda arecleaning blight and eliminating neglect from all school and RTA bus stops.
Jindal In Jefferson
According to Jefferson Parish President John Young, Governor Bobby Jindal will speak at a luncheon Friday, January 21, 2011, 11:30am, at the Airport Hilton, 901 Airline Drive, Kenner.
Members of Jefferson Parish civic and business organizations, the Jefferson Parish Council, Parish-wide officials, and the Legislative delegation are expected to attend.
Summary: College Draft Eligibility list—including LSU’s Stevan Ridley and Patrick Peterson; Brett Favre staying busy; LSU vs. Oklahoma?
The National Football League announced today the names of 56 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2011 NFL Draft on April 28-30 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Two LSU players on the list are Stevan Ridley and Pat Robinson.
Governor Bobby Jindal made another higher education announcment this week as he announced today that he is make a proposal to constitutionally protect more funding for the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) scholarship program.
On Tuesday, the Governor announced that he is asking the Board of Regents to study the possibilities of consolidating the University of New Orleans and Southern University.
Noting the release from federal prison of former Gov. Edwin Edwards, Gov. Bobby Jindal said he looks forward to meeting him. That shouldn’t be hard to arrange.
“Pleased to finally meet you, Edwin. Welcome back to the Mansion. Did you have any trouble coming in?”
“No, but I jumped a little when that big gate closed behind me. Who built that monstrosity?”
Should UNO and Southern University be merged?
That is the question being raised by Louisiana Governor Jindal.
Latter & Blum
Latter & Blum Inc., parent company of C.J. Brown Inc./Realtors, has acquired the residential operations of ERA Stirling Properties the companies announced Tuesday.
The acquisition of Stirling Properties reportedly will rank Latter & Blum as the 45th-largest brokerage in the United States by sales units.
Louisiana Politics: Sen. B.L. Shaw will not run again for the Senate. Reapportionment coming; BGR settles with New Orleans (Orleans Parish) assessor's office.
It is New Orleans on Martin Luther King Day, January 17. There is the MLK Jr. celebrations and of course, the New Orleans Hornets. Here are some of the fun events from Frank Stansbury and LaFete News: