today marks the one month anniversary of the occupy wall street movement, and the astounding rise of this now-international phenomenon has drawn hundreds of thousands of active participants at hundreds of sites in the U.S., across the globe and across all borders. by comparison the tea party now borders on irrelevance.
The New Orleans Saints had four turnovers and saw their four-game win streak come to an end on Sunday as they fell to the Buccaneers 26-20 at Raymond James Stadium. The loss for the Saints sends them back home to face their Super Bowl opponent, the Indianapolis Colts who this time are 0-6 for the season due to the injury to Peyton Manning.
On Monday, October 17, 2011, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will will officially present the 2012 budget to the City Council at 2:00 p.m. on Monda which will cover the city's proposed operating and capital budgets.
LSU's swarming defense out-muscled Tennessee and got a 89-yard interceptions return to spark the Tigers to a 38-7 shellacking of the Volunteers on Saturday before 102,000 at Neyland Stadium.
The No. 1-ranked Tigers (7-0, 3-0 SEC) now have won four road games and defeated four-ranked opponents, They outgained the Vols in the second half, 222-61 as they wore out Tennessee. The Vols fell to 3-3 over-all and 0-3 in SEC play, while LSU won for the ninth time in series history. It was only the Tigers' third win in Knoxville. The first BCS poll will be released Sunday evening and the college football nation is looking to see if LSU will remain on top.
Claiborne helped break open a scoreless game late in the first quarter with the big return, the third-longest in Tigers history. Two plays later, Rueben Randle caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Jarrett Lee, and the route was on.
Lee finished 10-of-14 passing for 115 yards and two touchdowns, while backup Jordan Jefferson entered early in the second quarter and finished 1-of-3 passing for eight yards. However, Jefferson was effective on the ground, gaining 73 yards on 14 carries with a 3-yard touchdown.
After the game, LSU coach Les Miles said he liked the two-quarterback system. "I like using both quarterbacks," said the coach. "It's what's best, what we need to do. Both guys can do different things. We like to play both and will continue to do that."
Before the people of Louisiana and the nation knew him as a crusader against BP or a candidate for Lt. Governor, Billy Nungesser was a successful businessman and political operative in Plaquemines Parish. His father William Nungesser, Sr. was the Chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party and a beloved figure among activists and elected officials.
The elder Nungesser opened many doors for Billy who was eventually encouraged to run for Plaquemines Parish President. In 2006, he won a very close election and was subsequently re-elected with over 70 percent of the vote in 2010.
The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) crowd has ensconced itself in New York City and doesn’t appear to be going home anytime soon. It is a motley crew loosely connected in a protest against the economic evils perpetrated in their minds by what Wall Street represents. While some elements of Wall Street definitely played a role in the toxic asset debacle that triggered the 2008 fiscal disaster, there are other entities that have played a major role in creating and maintaining the current fiscal crisis we are facing. Perhaps the Occupy Wall Street circus would like to visit a few of these locales to protest the part they played in the fiasco.
The Saints will go after their fourth straight win against Tampa Bay on Sunday at 3:15 p.m. at Edward Jones Stadium in Tampa. The game isn't a sellout and will be blacked out in the Tampa area.
A win will give them a two-game cushion in the NFC South. The Bucs have split their last four games with the Saints and the oddity is that both wins came in the now, Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Drew Brees must like the great outdoors in Tampa. The Saints have won 38-7 and 31-6 in the last two years.
Tampa Bay (3-2) is feeling a little shell-shocked after getting shellacked 48-3 at San Francisco last week and the Saints are aware of that.
Summary: The LSU Tigers have a bonafide Heisman Trophy candidate in Tyrann Matheiu. The sophmore cornerback can showcase his talents this week on national TV against the Tennessee Volunteers and then the next two games on CBS.
There's no doubt about the SEC's most dominant player at the midway mark as LSU readies to play the Tennessee Volunteers.
LSU sophomore cornerback Tyrann Matheiu has impacted every game for the 6-0 and top ranked Tigers, starting with the strip of Oregon's Kenyon Barner in the opener that resulted in a 3-yard touchdown for the 5-foot-9, 175-pounder from St. Augustine in New Orleans. Matheiu punched the ball from Kentucky backup quarterback Maxwell Smith two weeks ago, causing a fumble he returned 23 yards for a touchdown in every game but one.
The Donald Hodge campaign is claiming that the Louisiana Department of Insurance is Not For Sale.
The Donald Hodge for Insurance Commissioner Campaign released an Excel Spreadsheet in order to inform Louisiana voters how much money from insurance industry companies have poured into the coffers of Commissioner Jim Donelon since 2006. With the filing of the latest Candidate Finance Report on October 12, 2011, Commissioner Donelon is on the verge of surpassing the $1 million mark in insurance industry contributions.