With the Turks and Caicos getting hit, the Category 3 Hurricane Irene is moving over Crooked Acklins Islands onway to the Bahamas after damaging Turks and Calcos Islands. Here are extracts from the 11 am National Hurricane Center Advisory.
Here is the latest information from the National Hurricane Center as of At 1100 pm edt...0300 utc...
The center of hurricane irene was Located near latitude 21.3 north...longitude 72.4 west.
Irene is Moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph...15 km/h. A gradual Turn toward the northwest is expected on wednesday. On the Forecast track...the core of irene will move across the Southeastern and central bahamas on wednesday and the northwestern Bahamas on thursday. Maximum sustained winds remain near 90 mph...150 km/h...with higher Gusts.
A federally financed grant program, beset with delays, disorganization, claims of unfairness and, ultimately, allegations of graft directed at a state official might sound like the bad old days. But the problems and scandal surrounding the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program lie squarely at the feet of the Jindal administration, which is scrambling to contain the damage and to fix what's gone awry.
According to the National Hurricane Center, as of 5:00 pm edt, the center of hurricane Irene was located near latitude 20.9 north...longitude 71.5 west.The NHC said “Irene is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph...15 km/h...a
Collegefootballtalk.com has updated reports on the Baton Rouge Police interviews with four LSU football players considered persons of interest in a bar brawl have taken place. The interviews were conducted by Baton Rouge Police investigators at the BRPD's Violent Crimes
Unit Tuesday morning and all were wrapped up in about three hours.. Nathan Fisher represents all four players -- and told The Times-Picayune that no charges have been filed against any of his clients. Fisher also intimated that new details may have emerged during the interviews that could force the department to continue its look into the off-campus brawl that left four persons injured
The economy is in shambles and consumer confidence is at a three decade low, so whom do Democrats blame for the poor conditions? Well, the Tea Party of course, the group that just entered the political scene in 2009 and elected some members to Congress in November of 2010. In fact, only a few dozen Tea Party members were elected to Congress, but they joined many more liberal Democrats and country club Republicans.
Like vampires, term-limited Louisiana legislators continue to attempt to exist as the undead, revealing perhaps a silver lining to the otherwise-flawed term limit regime enacted into the Constitution some 15 years ago.
When the Louisiana citizenry overwhelmingly voted for term limits for legislators, essentially three or fewer for a position in the House or Senate, this made the state unique, as it was the only one whose legislators proposed it on themselves without the presence of an initiative process that could have allowed citizens to bypass state government. But perhaps the price of that, not realized by many at the time, was their application only to the position held in their specific chambers.
I could not have ended the week of August 16-22 in a more superb way than to attend the delicious annual Louisiana Cooking's Chefs to Watch 2011 Awards Dinner at Harrah's Theatre. It honored five of Louisiana's hottest chefs: Cory Bahr, Executive Chef, Restaurant Sage, Monroe, and 102 A Bistro, Ruston; Drew Dzejak, Executive Chef, The Grill Room at the Windsor Court, New Orleans; Nathan Gresham, Executive Chef-Owner, Beausoleil, Baton Rouge; Phillip Lopez, Executive Chef, Rambla, New Orleans; Colt Patin, Executive Chef, Crawfish Town USA, Henderson. The evening started with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, followed by the dinner prepared by the honored chefs.
Raiders running back Darren McFadden and wide receiver Jacoby Ford, who accounted for 17 touchdowns last season and have missed the bulk of training camp and both exhibition games, were back on the practice field on Monday, reports the Oakland Tribune. Whether Raiders coach Hue Jackson allows McFadden to play against the Saints remains to be seen, as the coach might be reluctant to expose his most valuable offensive player to further injury.
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Louisiana Emergency Response Network Board, the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board, the Louisiana Fire Prevention board of Review and more: