by Lawrence Chehardy
The people of New York crowded the streets in front of Ground Zero to sing the National Anthem as Americans celebrate the death of the world’s most wanted man.
None of us will forget where we were on September 11, 2001. I was in my car heading to work, my wife was driving carpool as the announcement came over the radio that the first of the two towers was hit by a passenger jet. My thought was, “God, please let this be a terrible accident.” But then moments later a second passenger jet hit the other tower, and it was obvious this was not an accident. Later a jet crashed into the Pentagon and still another crashed into a field after the brave men and women onboard battled the hijackers and took control of the plane saving the lives of those on the ground while sacrificing theirs in the effort. This was an attack on the United States by a foreign enemy just as real as when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and sunk our Pacific fleet.
The Louisiana Economic Development agency hit the top of the proverbial list today as Site Selection magazine announced its 2010 Competitiveness Awards, ranking Louisiana’s Economic Development agency as No. 1 in the country. The awards recognizes excellence on the part of state-level economic development groups.
One year removed from a Super Bowl championship, Saints coach Sean Payton and GM Mickey Loomis with the addition of their two first-round draft choices added to their core group, believe they may be in a position to win it again.
Loomis added: "As long as we have number nine, I think we have that opportunity."
Governor Bobby Jindal held a media briefing today to highlight bills in the Governor’s legislative package that are starting to advance through the legislative process. The bills expected to be heard in committees this week include legislation to merge SUNO and UNO, build on last year’s GRAD Act and to crack down on sex offenders.
Louisiana voters are unhappy with the job state lawmakers are doing, according to the latest survey from Southern Media & Opinion Research Inc. funded by Baton Rouge businessman, Lane Grigsby.
Developed and conducted by Southern Opinion & Media Research, the survey shows more than half the respondents – nearly 52 percent – said state lawmakers have done a “poor” or “not so good” job in office.
After almost ten years of the most intense manhunt in history, Osama Bin Laden is dead. The leader and founder of the murderous terrorist network al Qaeda, and the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, was killed by U.S. special forces in a wealthy suburb of Islamabad, Pakistan. This death means that there is finally justice for many victims of Bin Laden’s terrorist network. His attacks targeted innocent civilians throughout the world. On 9/11, almost 3,000 people were killed in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania. but Bin Laden also launched attacks in Europe, Africa, Australia and many other countries.
The NAACP, led by its president Danatus King, on Friday has requested that federal, state and local officials look into what might be a growing scandal within the Mitch Landrieu administration and New Orleans police chief, Chief Serpas.
Major weekend in New Orleans...the beginning of Jazz Festival 2011 plus Zurich classic and you name it.
Here are a list of events by Fran Stansbury and LaFete News
With the 2011 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival set to open at the New Orleans Fairgrounds Friday, April 29, City officials issued a reminder today regarding the procedures and requirements for permitting for public parking in the festival's vicinity as well as businesses selling goods. This year's Festival dates are April 29 - May 1 and May 5 - 8.
Louisiana’s Governor Bobby Jindal’s Commissioner of Administration, Paul Rainwater has written this open letter regarding the privatization of the Office of Group Benefits (OBG). Rainwater cited rumors in opposition to the plan and said, “As Commissioner of Administration, with responsibility for overseeing OGB, I believe strongly in the need to provide you with the facts, to separate rumors from reality, and hopefully alleviate any concerns you may have.”