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Jindal Announces New $365M Deal For NuStar In Louisiana

Tuesday, 07 February 2012 14:14 Written by

jindal-differenceToday, Governor Bobby Jindal and NuStar Energy CEO Curt Anastasio announced a $365 million capital investment by NuStar that will expand the company’s St. James Terminal, creating 32 new direct jobs at the facility and an estimated 269 new indirect jobs in Southeast Louisiana.

Super Bowl XLVII In New Orleans Should Not Be M.I.A.
Tuesday, 07 February 2012 13:30 Written by

madonnaFortunately, the Super Bowl lived up to its billing as a close, hard fought game between two great teams. Fans certainly enjoyed the action on the field and Indianapolis did a fine job of hosting the game.   

In 2013, the sporting world will descend on New Orleans for the Super Bowl. It will be the city’s record tenth time as host of the biggest sporting event in the country.  

New Orleans Events: United Way Cookoff, Barkus, Ball And All
Tuesday, 07 February 2012 12:26 Written by
 

margaritafr2Darlings,

 

What a week! I need to congratulate our local football quarterback Eli Manning of the New York Giants for his second NFL Super Bowl win against the New England Patriots. The whole city is proud of you, especially Mom and Dad Archie and Olivia Manning who were seen several times looking on proudly during the telecast in their stadium skybox.

Handel Handles Komen-Planned Parenthood Blame By Quitting
Tuesday, 07 February 2012 10:31 Written by

handelSusan G. Komen Race for the Cure vice-president Karen Handel resigned Tuesday after being blamed for the maneuver to oust Planned Parenthood.

Handel was  a 2010 Republican candidate for governor in Georgia argued against funding for Planned Parenthood, said politics had nothing to do with the decision to terminate Komen’s funding of Planned Parenthood. 

Sitting Louisiana Congressmen have money to burn for races
Tuesday, 07 February 2012 10:32 Written by

washington-affairDeep pockets
    The Fax-Net reported last week that the Louisiana Democratic Party is searching for a creditable candidate to run against incumbent Republican 4th District U.S. Rep. John Fleming, who is seeking a third two-year term.
    The name of Kyle Robinson, a Bossier attorney, was bouncing around on the political rumor mill, but he has told the Democratic Party he will not be a candidate.
    Whoever decides to run against Fleming, a medical doctor and businessman, better have deep pockets.  One needs only to look at the investment Fleming has made in his successful efforts to become a congressman and get re-elected.

Are the New York Giants really the "Real Thing"?
Tuesday, 07 February 2012 10:11 Written by

eli-manningWhile the New York Giants are celebrating their well-earned Super Bowl championship mantle, questions still remain whether they are really the “real thing” and believe that the team that won only nine games in the regular season simply got the big “mo” and played over their heads.

At his Super Bowl MVP news conference on Monday, Eli Manning said he doesn't think this will be the last time he and the Giants win a Super Bowl.

Landrieu's Gripe About New Orleans Mental Health Solutions Wrongheaded
Monday, 06 February 2012 12:13 Written by
jindal-landrieu-umcAs noted in yesterday’s post, one challenge Louisiana must meet as it evolves towards a more effective and efficient indigent care system is dealing with mental health issues. This requires analysis and leadership rather than the posturing exemplified by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
Jindal Borrows From ALEC Playbook For Government Costs, Efficiencies
Monday, 06 February 2012 11:29 Written by

jindal_port_new _orleans-1Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

As recently as Jan. 31—less than a week ago—we told you that Gov. Bobby Jindal is following the playbook of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) almost to the letter.

Manning Proves He, New York Giants Are ELIte
Monday, 06 February 2012 10:15 Written by

eli-manningEli Manning solidified his status as an "elite" quarterback by leading his underdog Giants to a thrilling 21-17 victory over the Patriots and Tom Brady on Sunday in the Super Bowl at Indianapolis.

Three minutes was all Manning needed to drive the Giants to their second Super Bowl win over the Patriots under his command.

He said he was elite at the start of the season and he proved it with his record-setting performance on Sunday and was crowned the game's MVP for the second time in four years. There is no doubt now that he belongs among the best to play the game.

New Orleans Go Red For Women 2012 Displays Big Heart
Monday, 06 February 2012 09:11 Written by

red-headWomen throughout the New Orleans area gathered at the New Orleans Riverfront Hilton New Orleans Riverside February 3 to help defeat heart disease at the 2012 American Heart Association “Go Red For Women”, luncheon and fashion show.


The Go Red For Women Movement works to educate the fact that more women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. Unfortunately, heart disease is often silent, hidden and misunderstood.

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