On January 2, Clerk of Court Dale Atkins issued this statement regarding the data recovery loss from the clerk of courts’ office:
According to Bloomberg, Kenneth Feinberg, the person chosen by President Obama to administer the $20 billion BP compensation fund told Bloomberg Television that half of the $20 million dollars might be sufficient to cover victim’s BP Gulf of Oil Spill.
The fund was created by BP after pressure by President Obama.
New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton said Thursday that the team will go out to get its 12th victory against Tampa Bay on Sunday in the Superdome.
"Our focus is strictly on doing everything we can to win this game and get to 12," said Payton. "Clearly, as scores come up the fans and everyone else pay attention, but that won't impact our approach one bit."
The Saints are almost certainly going on the road for the playoffs this season, but they will close out the regular season against Tampa Bay at noon in the Superdome.
The Saints (11-4) might be playing the best football in the NFC entering the playoffs, but the Buccaneers (9-6) are going to take this game very, very seriously. This game could be meaningless to both teams, but if the Giants and the Packers lose and the Bucs beat the Saints, they're in the playoffs. If the Falcons lose and the Saints win, New Orleans is in the No. 1 seed in the NFC.
Louisiana news: Governor Jindal is voted most popular governor; Mardi Gras in New Orleans kicks off as early as early January; The first city-wide Asssesor, Erroll G. Williams will take office January 1.
When then-State Senator Noble Ellington faced term limits in 2007, friends asked him what his future plans would be. His answer, to run for the State House, a body in which he previously served, and become its Speaker--as a Democrat.
That Ellington did not succeed, it was not for lack of trying. The Republicans were on the ascendancy after that election. With Bobby Jindal as the new GOP Governor, the State House Republican caucus cut a deal with several Democrats, including New Orleans-area Black Caucus members, to elect Algiers GOP Rep. Jim Tucker as the first Republican Speaker since reconstruction, despite a nominal Democratic majority in the lower house.
"That's all we're thinking about this week," said Tampa Bay coach Raheem Morris as his players focused solely on trying to beat the Saints on Sunday in the Superdome in the regular-season finale.
While a win over the Saints won't necessarily guarantee a wild-card berth, a loss to the Saints would erase any chance of the Buccaneers (9-6) earning a spot over Packers or the Giants.
Oftentimes, the bright side of many of the year’s top political stories is that they are behind us, and the bad memories will fade with time.
Yet all the major news of Louisiana politics in 2010, for better or worse, have a to-be-continued attached.
One would hope the worst of the BP oil spill is behind us. But while the comeback of the coastal marshes and fisheries looks promising, the payback might be a letdown.
(Jim Brown repeats this week his annual New Year’s column that he has posted annually for many years. It is still quite relevant today.)
Did you make a New Year’s resolution yet? I always do. Hope and foreboding are at the top of my list and have been these past few years. The New Year always brings a promise of uncertainty. More so for most of us in the coming year. I would rather be absorbed with the more mundane things in life. But that won’t happen in the busy lives that most of us lead.