New Orleans Saints v. Oakland Raiders: Payton, Brees, Ingram, Vilma Speak

Monday, 29 August 2011 16:41 Written by

Mark IngramAfter the New Orleans Saints beat the Oakland Raiders 40-20, in Oakland, and on national TV, coach Sean Payton, Drew Brees, Mark Ingram and Jonathan Vilma had the following to say Sunday regarding the preseason game:

Louisiana Gov. Jindal Announces St. John Enterprise Investment In Madison Parish
Monday, 29 August 2011 14:30 Written by

JindalToday, Gov. Bobby Jindal was joined by St. John Enterprises Inc. CEO Ron Lewis to announce the company's plans to create more than 450 jobs in the next five years at the Madison Parish Port. St. John plans to invest $32 million in cranes, machinery and other upgrades at a 100,000-square-foot facility on 56 acres at the Tallulah port.

Jindal has been on a series of economic development campaign stops over the past weeks making announcements: 

Louisiana Governor Blanco Reports On Rare Eye Cancer Radiation
Monday, 29 August 2011 14:21 Written by

BlancoThe followg is the most recent edition of Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco’s Journal which she has started since discovering she was suffering from a rare eye cancer.

"My First Report Since Radiation

Katrina Anniversary: Obama, Louisiana Officials Remember Hurricane, Aftermath
Monday, 29 August 2011 13:54 Written by

KatrinaPresident Barack Obama and various elected officials have made written statements  regarding the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  Katrina caused damage to much of south Louisiana including New Orleans on August 29, 2005.


Rainwater Responds To Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Report On OGB Privatization
Monday, 29 August 2011 12:45 Written by

The Louisiana Legislative Auditor has issued an informational report on the proposed privatization of the Office of Group Benefits. Subsequently,'s   the Louisiana Commissioner of Administration, Paul Rainwater issued the following response which is below the auditor's report. 
Rainwater questioned some of the assumptions made by the auditor's report concerning complete privatization or wholesale privatization

New Orleans Saints v. Oakland Raiders: Brees, Ingram Offense Sharp, Defense Flat
Monday, 29 August 2011 12:14 Written by
Drew BreesDrew Brees rebooted his offense as the Saints knocked off the defenseless Raiders 40-20 on Sunday Night Football at Oakland in Week 3 of preseason.  However, the New Orleans Saints defense played flat.

Brees, in three long drives, led the Saints (2-1) to a touchdown, touchdown and short field goal. He took apart a Raiders (0-3) defense. The Saints rolled up 514 yards of total offense including 388 passing. The also converted 9-of-15 (60 per cent) of their third-down conversions.
New Orleans Mayor Landrieu To Attend Katrina Anniversary Events
Sunday, 28 August 2011 16:20 Written by

LandrieuNEW ORLEANS, LA Mayor Mitch Landrieu will mark the sixth anniversary and honor the victims of Hurricane Katrina by attending various events around New Orleans. 


Monday, August 29, 2011


8:30 AM-        Mayor Landrieu will attend the “Hurricane Katrina 6th Anniversary Tribute” event in the Lower Ninth Ward sponsored by District E Councilmember Jon Johnson and community leaders.

Location: N. Claiborne Ave. between Tennessee St. and Reynes St.

9:30 AM-        Mayor Landrieu will attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the Hurricane Katrina Memorial at the old Charity Hospital Cemetery. The memorial honors the unidentified and unclaimed victims of Hurricane Katrina. The mayor will make brief remarks at the event, which is sponsored by the Crescent City Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association.
Location: 5056 Canal Street

3:45 PM-        Mayor Landrieu will participate in an arm-chair conversation with the Brookings Institution’s Amy Liu following the launch of a new book, Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast after Katrina and Rita.  The event is hosted by the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center and the University of New Orleans.
Location: Lindy C. Boggs International Conference Center, Room 152, University of New Orleans, 2045 Lakeshore Drive



Louisiana Sports: Reggie Bush Fizzles, JaMarcus Russell Owes, LSU Shines
Sunday, 28 August 2011 16:06 Written by

JaMarcus Russell
Reggie Bush rushed five times for a minus 1-yard loss for the Dolphins on Saturday night. According to the Miami Herald, "There are already questions about whether he will be able to effectively run between the tackles, but he will have little chance to improve otherwise without improvement in the blocking."...Cardinals rookie Patrick Peterson intercepted a Philip Rivers pass and returned it 34 yards for a touchdown against the Chargers on Saturday night. The former LSU All-American also returned a punt for 23 yards...

Katrina Anniversary Site Is Launched For Louisiana, New Orleans, Gulf Coast
Sunday, 28 August 2011 11:38 Written by

KatrinaKatrina Anniversary Six.

Six years ago Monday, one of the worse natural disasters roared into the Gulf Coast.  For hundreds of miles, life would be never the same.

The world thought New Orleans had been spared except for major wind damage until word leaked out that water was gushing through the city due to broken levees caused by man’s own negligence.

LSU PLayers Surrender:Jarrett Lee Replaces Jefferson, Oddsmakers Pull Oregon Game
Saturday, 27 August 2011 14:20 Written by

Senior Jarrett Lee will start at quarterback for LSU against Oregon replacing the suspended Jordan Jefferson. The oddsmakers have pulled the game off the board for now. As a starter, the Tigers are 5-4 with Lee as the starter and 1-8 against the spread.

Are you ready to put this terrible college football season behind? I know I am. Don't tear up your tickets on Jarrett Lee just yet. You may forgotten that he converted a clutch third down in the victory over Alabama and he threw a touchdown pass to Terrence Tolliver against Florida that won the game in the closing seconds. There's good Jarrett Lee, and then there's a bad Jarrett Lee. Have you forgotten that Tigers fans were yelling for coach Les Miles 'scalp because he wouldn't replace Jordan Jefferson at quarterback...

Head coach Les Miles met with members of the media on Friday after LSU’s practice. The following is a transcript of Miles’ comments regarding the indefinite suspension of quarterback Jordan Jefferson and linebacker Josh Johns.

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