Southern University athletic director Greg LaFleur was arrested over the weekend in Houston after being charged with soliciting a prostitute. LeFleur, who is in his sixth year at Southern, played tight end at LSU and went on to an NFL career for six years. University spokesman Edward Pratt said " SU will determine what action or actions are necessary," Judging by similar ethical shortcomings by Georgia AD Damon Evans, it wouldn't unreasonable to fathom that LeFleur could meet a similar fate to his counterpart...
Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, the rotund straight-shooter from Plaquemines who made national attention last year during the challenges of the BP oil spill might be making another challenge. This one could be for lieutenant governor, this year, and against current Lt. Governor and fellow republican, Jay Dardenne.
Nungesser posted a message on BillyNungesser.com and said:
The Republican-controlled Senate gave Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal 20-19 defeat Tuesday that would split Calcasieu Parish and divide Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes in two for US Congressional redistricting purposes. The defeated legislation separated Terrebone and Lafourche parishes which are currently in the 3rd Congressional District.
Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal joined Halliburton Senior Vice President Marc Edwards to announce that Halliburton will locate a new manufacturing facility in Lafayette. The new facility will produce complex machined components for oilfield service operations with state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment.
The New Orleans Hornets announced today that they have signed forward Patrick Ewing Jr. for the remainder of the 2010-11 season. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Georgetown product signed his first 10-day contract with the Hornets on March 26. He has appeared in three games with the Hornets.
While virtually all of Louisiana (especially those in South Louisiana) all angry at President Obama and his drilling moratoriums (real and defacto), there are other voices out there that appear to have a different view.
One is Peter Lehrner, executive director of the Natural Resources Defense Council, who wrote in a blog concerning the upcoming anniversary of the BP oil spill, that “Together with a thirteen other environmental leaders, I just sent a letter to President Obama urging him to observe this day by taking concrete action to prevent another catastrophic oil spill. Without a real commitment to solve the problems that caused the blowout, official ceremonies to mark April 20 will become hollow affairs.”
On Tuesday, March 29, Reps. Joe Harrison, Dee Richard, Gordon Dove, Nickie Monica and Gary Smith went missing right before the House of Representatives voted on HB 1 on Final Passage.
HB 1 redistricts the entire House of Representatives as required by the Louisiana Constitution following the 2010 Census.
“People are going to realize to their amazement that stupidity is no longer profitable, even the little people are going to learn (bitterly) the necessity of thinking”
- Tennessee Williams November 29, 1941
Tennessee Williams composed these lines in a letter just one week before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (Sunday, December 7th). He likely saw the folly of so much that was transpiring around the globe at that time and realized the storm waves would soon crash on America soil.
The Jindal administration is gushing with one bad policy idea after another these days. Last Wednesday, Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater told the House Appropriations Committee that the legislature had two options: go along with the administration’s plan to sell three state prisons or cut health services to the poor. The following day, the newly appointed Commissioner of Higher Education Jim Purcell urged the same committee to support the administration’s package of tuition and fee increases included in the governor’s $24.9 billion budget proposal. Without these cuts, the commissioner warns, higher education stands poised for an additional $95 million in budget cuts (on top of the $315 million in cuts that higher education has suffered in the last two and a half years). And since the governor refuses to consider any tax increases (no matter how sensible they might be) the legislature is given a choice: support Jindal’s proposals or cut the budget. It is almost as if Governor Jindal has placed a proverbial revolver to the heads of every legislator in order to coerce them to go along with his agenda.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is a member of the NFLPA Executive Committee and a named plaintiff in the players' lawsuit against the NFL
Brees said he's not leading the way for players like himself, but he's fighting now to make things better for the next generation of players. And contrary to former Giants and Redskins middle linebacker Sam Huff may believe, Brees said he's fighting to get better benefits for retired players.