When Arnie Fielkow was first running for the City Council, he did something usual for a candidate. He told an uncomfortable truth.
When asked if he were to lose the race, could the former Saints Exec. promise to stay in New Orleans, Fielkow broke with other, past, expatriate candidates and said, "Honestly, I would love to say that I would, but I can't. The truth is if a job offer came that provided for my family, I would have to consider it."
Saints, City Hall
Today, the City announced that City Hall will close at 4 p.m. tomorrow, September 1, 2011, in advance of the New Orleans Saints’ pre-season game in the Superdome. Increased traffic will impact and limit access to City Hall for residents.
All the complex machinations going on for the Louisiana House of Representatives speaker’s position likely boil down to a simple case of maximizing Republican numbers by having a reliable conservative hold down the position.
Hurricane Irene raked the east coast United States causing considerable damage and some loss of life. Although not as catastrophic as many had predicted, Irene nevertheless left a trail of death and damage in her wake.
Kicker John Kasay is in his 21st year in the NFL and he said his job is to kick field goals. He was brought to kick because Garrett Hartley suffered an injury in the Raiders game. In a post-practice interview the ex-Panther talks about the Saints, and guys like Morten Andersen, John Carney and Gary Anderson who have had success in the league while in their 40s.
In Monroe last week, ex-Gov. Edwin Edwards said that if he could run for governor this year, he would and claimed he would beat Gov. Bobby Jindal. Of course, you can claim anything if you don't have to back up your words, which, without a presidential pardon, Edwards doesn't have to. Instead, he can run forever in an alternate universe of what could have been.
For Jindal, a campaign against the former four-term governor would be nothing new. In 2007, he ran against the ghost of Edwin Edwards more so than against his three main opponents. Ignoring them, Jindal campaigned hard against a form and style of government that the state had moved on from 12 years before.
The New Orleans Saints are getting ready to take on the Tennessee Titans only days away from its recent victory against the Oakland Raiders.
In doing so, the New Orleans Saints have reduced its roster to the mandated 80 and have made these roster changes including agreeing to terms with place-kicker John Kasey. These moves The Saints host the Tennessee Titans on Thursday in the preseason finale for both teams. All NFL teams must reduce their roster to 53 players by Saturday at 5 p.m. (CT).
Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu declared a state of emergency, which allows the City and State to deploy all necessary assets relating to a marsh fire burning in New Orleans East.
Yesterday was the Sixth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
While the eyes were on the destruction from another storm, Irene, still Katrina was on the minds of many in the Gulf Coast region and in Louisiana.
In New Orleans, there were a number of events held to remind us all about the loss, the deaths, the destruction, the upheaval and the disruptions occasioned by Mother Nature’s anger and man’s neglect.