SMOR Poll: Louisiana Conflicted Over Jindal, State Officials

Tuesday, 03 May 2011 11:41 Written by

Southern Media and Opinion Research has released a new spring poll that shows Gov. Bobby Jindal has continued to hold on to his 55% approval rating. His disapproval is inching up and now stands at 44%.

New Orleans-Metairie Louisiana Jumps To 2nd On Forbes Best City For Jobs
Tuesday, 03 May 2011 11:29 Written by

New Orleans has moved up an impressive 46 places in one year to capture the number 2 spot for large metro areas on Forbes Blog’s “Best Cities for Jobs” list. Here is the relevant portion of the story:

Louisiana Congressmen, US Senators Report 1st Quarter Campaign Money
Tuesday, 03 May 2011 11:09 Written by

Congressional money
    Members of Congress never stop raising money, particularly House members, who have to run every two years.  Here is a look at campaign finance reports of  area House members and the state’s two senators as of March 31, 2011.  
    The financial information is from the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.

Martez Wilson Could Give New Orleans Saints Depth At LB
Tuesday, 03 May 2011 10:58 Written by

The Saints drafted Illinois linebacker Martez Wilson in the third round of the draft and believe he will give them depth at outside linebacker while playing on special teams.

He's a 6-foot-4, 250-pound workout freak who sometimes doesn't play to his athleticism. He made the All-Big Ten team last season after missing the 2009 year with a neck injury. The Saints had him graded much higher than a third-rounder and couldn't pass him up..

Post New Orleans Saints Draft: Reggie Bush or Mark Ingram
Tuesday, 03 May 2011 10:40 Written by

Ed StatonWill Mark Ingram be the Saints' starting tailback this season?

Long-time beat writer for The Times-Picayune Brian Allee-Walsh believes the tailback job will be Ingram's to lose.

Bin Laden is dead, the al-Qaeda network isn’t
Tuesday, 03 May 2011 08:43 Written by

Mike BayhamOn September 11, 2001 Osama Bin Laden brought his fanatical Islamist war against the West in an unprecedented attack on our shores. 

Almost ten years later, the United States brought the war of vengeance to his living room in Pakistan.  

Americans have not celebrated the death of an individual with such jubilation since Adolf Hitler’s suicide in the fuhrerbunker.  

End of Osama bin Laden, Not of Terrorism
Monday, 02 May 2011 22:15 Written by

Lawrence Chehardyby 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.

Jindal, Moret Pleased With Site Selection No.1 Rank for Louisiana
Monday, 02 May 2011 21:59 Written by

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.

Grading The New Orleans Saints Draft With Loomis, Payton
Monday, 02 May 2011 15:25 Written by

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."

Louisiana Gov. Jindal: SUNO, UNO Merger Committee Hearings, Legislation Update
Monday, 02 May 2011 11:04 Written by

 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.


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