As of 9:00 a.m.Tuesdy morning, the first day of qualifying for statewide office, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal officially has competition for his seat--Ron Caesar and William Robert "Bob" Lang Jr. Lang ran for U.S. Senate in 2010 against David Vitter. Caesar was a major promoter of a Jindal recall effort.
Drew Brees and Aaron Rogers will easily be the main attractions when the Saints tackle the Packers on Thursday night in a game featuring the last two Super Bowl champions.
Brees said he trained with Rodgers two years ago in San Diego, and he has tracked his career closely ever since. "He's a gunslinger," said Brees. "Wow, he plays with an extreme amount of confidence. His ability to make plays in the pocket, outside the pocket, throwing or running it.. A lot of cases he's been the leading rusher for the team or just see the guy do everything."
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) wildland firefighting crews will continue to plow firelines in Caddo Parish through the night to contain nine wildfires that began burning earlier on Labor Day Monday.
Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain advised residents to evacuate if local authorities deemed it necessary.
In today’s “How to get elected” tips, (howtogetelected.com), John Maginnis and Liz Mangham discuss the risks of fundraising events--they are meant to obtain money from your friends' friends, not yours.
Do events with other people’s people.
Fundraising events can be more trouble than they are worth, warns consultant Liz Mangham. If someone wants to host an event for you, make sure they invite their friends and associates, not yours. Events are for meeting new circles of supporters and contributors. Also, be sure that the host is covering the full cost of the event, which must be reported as an in-kind contribution.
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In preparation for the New Orleans Saints vs. Green Bay Packers game, the following Saints did not participate in practice today--kicker Garrett Hartley (R. Hip) WR Adrian Arrington (Knee), WR Lance Moore (Groin). Defensive tackle, Tom Johnson engaged in limited participation due to an injured calf.
LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu has been named Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week following his performance in the Tigers’ 40-27 win over third-ranked Oregon on Saturday in the Cowboys Classic, the league office announced on Monday.
Mathieu, a sophomore from New Orleans, had another outstanding all-around game for the Tigers with team-high 10 tackles, one forced fumble, two pass breakups and a tackle for a loss. It was just the second start of Mathieu’s career.
The New Orleans Saints have announced Monday that Head Coach Sean Payton and the team have agreed to terms on a new contract that will extend through the 2015 season.
“I am very pleased to announce this contract extension today for Sean that will run through the 2015 season,” said Saints Owner Tom Benson. “Our goal is to continue to build a TRADITION of winning here in New Orleans and Sean represents that tradition
Saints coach Sean Payton answered questions after Sunday's practice. The Saints are bringing in another tight end, and the coach talked about the suspension of Will Smith, the kicking of John Kasay and said he wouold release an inury report on Monday.
It was only a tropical storm, but, Tropical Storm Lee has caused the ovetopping and breaching of a interim levee and the mandatory evacuation of a small town in South Louisiana.