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US Space Program Reaching Out For New Frontier: Muslim World

Friday, 22 July 2011 12:59 Written by

NASANow that the space shuttle program has been retired, NASA can start focusing on its primary mission: reaching out to the Muslim world.

Back in 1961, John F. Kennedy promised that America would be the first country to land a man on the moon. It was an exciting time for the space program and many amazing accomplishments were achieved, including the fulfillment of Kennedy’s promise, the moon landing of 1969.

It is quite sad to see how NASA has suffered in the last four decades. Instead of excitement about the space program, there is a sense that it is coming to an end with the retirement of the space shuttle.

Louisiana On Bad List Of Debts Owed By States, But Now Using Good Numbers
Friday, 22 July 2011 12:18

Credit CardGovernor Jindal has frequently hit the luncheon circuits, the legislative chambers and other speaking engagements stating, “The national debt will reach over $14 trillion this year – $26 trillion dollars in a decade’s time. Make no mistake about what that means this year. Just this year’s debt level alone equates to over $45,000 for every American. $100,000 for every American family.

NFL Owners, Fans Waiting For NFL Players To Approve CBA
Friday, 22 July 2011 10:41 Written by

NFL Lockout

Update 11:51 a.m.;

NFLPA president Kevin Mawae issued this statement on Friday regarding the status of the negotiations with the NFL owners: 

"Player leadership is discussing the most recent proposal with the NFL, which includes  a settlement agreement, deal terms and the right for addressing re-certification. There will not be any further NFLPA statements today out of respect for the Kraft family while they mourn the loss of Myra Kraft." 

Louisiana RSD Superintendent To Meet Abramson Parents On School Sex Case
Thursday, 21 July 2011 17:03 Written by

Abramson

NEW ORLEANS - Recovery School District Superintendent (RSD) John White has assured parents of Abramson Science and Technology Charter School students that a school will operate on the Abramson campus and will open on the scheduled first day of school, August 10, 2011. However, Superintendent White said the school's operator will not be the same if the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) revokes the organization's charter.

Obama's Leadership Is AWOL As Budget, Deficit Goes Up Wall
Thursday, 21 July 2011 14:49 Written by

Obama AWOLWhat America lacks today is leadership. The budget and deficit debate we are witnessing today highlights this very problem.

Members of Congress, Democrats and Republicans, have been negotiating various plans to increase the debt ceiling and to reduce federal spending. While we may agree or disagree with the specifics of those plans, we cannot say that members of Congress are not leaders working on a solution to the fiscal mess that, in all honesty, is their creation.

Jindal, Moret Announce Expansion Of Schumacher In Acadiana Louisiana
Thursday, 21 July 2011 13:51 Written by

LouisianaOn the heels of a major economic development news announcing a 6 billion dollar expansion of Cheniere facilities,  today Gov. Bobby Jindal joined Schumacher Group CEO Dr. William "Kip" Schumacher to announce the company will complete a major headquarters expansion over the next five years that will produce 600 new direct jobs, with average salaries of $62,500, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in the creation of another 784 new indirect jobs for a total of nearly 1,400 new jobs in the Acadiana Region over the next five years. The company also will make a $19 million capital investment, including expanded headquarters facilities and specialized training space.

NFL Owners Meeting, Reggie Bush And Peyton Manning
Thursday, 21 July 2011 10:44 Written by

Update 2:05: Reggie Bush 

ESPN is reporting that the owners will vote between 4:30 -6:30 today (CST) and it is expected at least 24 of the 32  will vote yes. 

A conference call is scheduled for the players at 9 p.m., but it's not clear if a vote will actually take place.

NFL owners and a huge media contingent were in Atlanta this morning for meetings to start at 11 a.m. 

While optimism remains in the air, there still remain some outstanding issues to solve, according to Pro Football Talk. 

From Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal; " NFL players, owners worked last night, but were not able to resolve issues standing in the way to a deal." 

NFL Owners Intends To Vote Thursday, Players Fail Wednesday
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 22:22 Written by

Ed StatonAccording to the Washington Post, NFL officials plan for owners of the league's 32 owners to vote Thursday in Atlanta on a proposed deal with locked-out players that would end the sport's shutdown.

Louisiana Dept. Of Education Updates Sexual Incidents Of Kenilworth And Abramson Schools
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 19:08 Written by

Abramson

Today the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) released new information related to its investigation of

Abramson Science and Technology Charter School in New Orleans, including additional reports of alleged sexual incidents between students, including rape. Last week LDOE announced it was launching a full investigation of the charter school, which is operated by the Pelican Educational Foundation.


 

Blowing Whistle On Jindal-Saints Deal And State Leases
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 17:54 Written by

NFLAn increase of nearly $20 million. That’s how much taxpayer cash will be needed — at least for starters — to cover the rent hikes connected with the state’s latest deal with the Saints organization

By Jeremy Alford

It was in early 2009, months before the Saints would kick off a historic championship season. Like others in power before him, Gov. Bobby Jindal was tasked with cutting a deal that would both keep owner Tom Benson happy and the Saints in New Orleans.