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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.

John Maginnis--Louisiana PoliticsNoting 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.

New Orleans Events: MLK Day, Hornets, Music
Monday, 17 January 2011 11:49

 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:

Monday 1-17-11

Greater New Orleans Area, StormShear, Ok’d For Florida

Today, Greater New Orleans, Inc. and Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) announced that Ballista Storm Systems, LLC has completed the arduous Test Application Standard (TAS) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) testing processes and received product approval from the Florida Building Commission. The approval means that Ballista's groundbreaking product, the StormShear™, is now approved for use throughout Florida, including Miami-Dade and Broward counties. This zone of Florida utilizes the world's most stringent construction regulations and standards, exceeding the widely adopted International Building Code (IBC).

Today French Quarter Festivals, Inc. announces the addition of Thursday to the 2011 French Quarter Festival presented by Capital One Bank.  2011 dates are set for Thursday, April 7 through Sunday, April 10.

According to Marci Schramm, Executive Director of French Quarter Festivals, Inc., “We are extremely honored that our festival has been embraced by so many people over the past few years following Hurricane Katrina. Each year, we continue to make operational changes that are designed to greatly improve the quality of the festival experience for everyone. To that end, we are proud to announce the addition of an extra day to the schedule; a little something we like to call “Local Lagniappe”, that we hope will be enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.”
The 2011 Schedule is as follows:

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