Now that Christmas is over and New Years is on its way, wh's events are in store for you in New Orleans?
Here's today's list from LaFete News for Monday, December 27, 2010
The defending Super bowl champs Saints (10-4) will tackle the Falcons (12-2) on Monday Night Football at 7:30 before a national television audience at the Georgia Dome in the NFL's game of the week.
The Falcons have an eight-game winning streak and a win over their biggest rival, they can win the NFC South and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Saints need a victory over the Falcons or a win over Tampa Bay on Sunday to gain a playoff spot.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White has apologized for dissing Saints fans and insulting the city of New Orleans a day after he launched a series of tweets.
"I'm sorry," White told D, Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution." I wasn't trying to offend anybody about that stuff, especially the city of New Orleans."
With statewide elections less than one year away, there are many unanswered questions. Of course the Governor’s race will be the premier attraction, but there may not be much of a contest. Governor Bobby Jindal has repeatedly said his main focus is running for re-election next year. In the next reporting period, he will probably announce a campaign war chest of at least $10 million. With such a massive financial advantage, Jindal will be a huge favorite and may escape serious competition. The Louisiana Democratic Party is in disarray.
Louisiana Economic Development and the Bobby Jindal adminisration have announced a series of “good news” stories for Christmas 2010. On Wednesday, it announced that Site Selection Magazine has picked it to be tops in the nation for 2010. It also announced more expansion of Benchmark Bank. On Thursday, Louisiana Economic Development announced that Manpower Inc expects Baton Rouge and Louisiana, in general, to do better than the national average for 2011.
Christmas is only two days away. Still, there are few places in the world to celebrate the holiday season other than New Orleans. Here's some of the top events from Lafete News
It was in attending several neighborhood meetings that inspired Willie Jones to run for the open District 101 State House seat in the January 22nd special election to succeed Cedric Richmond.
In those gathering of his neighbors, Jones saw that everyone shared the same concern “more police presence” and a frustration at the pace of recovery.
Since City Hall's construction fifty years ago, the walls of the Mayor's office at Duncan Plaza have featured a covering of Brazilian cherry wood. The wood paneling had been a donation from former Mayor Chep Morrison and were the shining classic feature of an otherwise modernist building.
Mayor Ray Nagin had the panels painted industrial grey. It was just one of Nagin's choices from which Mayor Mitch Landrieu (and his predecessor Marc Morial) have recoiled from in horror. That reaction, though, was pedestrian compared to Landrieu's discovery of the city's near bankrupt financial state which he stood to inherit from Nagin upon taking his oath of office half a year ago.