There is no sound quite like the thrilling sound of an announcement that a player has been selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.
It's a beautiful noise with the power to transform anxiety into fulfillment. Offensive tackle Willie Roaf thought he might be picked by Arizona with the fourth selection.
The Louisiana Legislature, at the 11th hour, passed a Congressional redistricting plan that left several state legislators unhappy. Earlier, it also agreed on new district lines for the 39 state Senate and 105 state House districts after much rancor and controversy.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is on the out-of-state-campaign road again on Monday, this time traveling to Evansville, Indiana to attend a fundraiser in support of his gubernatorial reelection campaign. According to his press secretary, Kyle Plotkin, "The Governor will return to Baton Rouge this evening."
The rebirth of New Orleans's medical community received another boost today as federal, state, local, education and health officials met in the groundbreaking of University Medical Center.
International Trade is growing in Louisiana with the ports, air transport and economic development engaging in increased business. Below is the March and the second edition of Eugene J. Schreiber’s Louisiana International Trade briefs:
Last week I commented on the loss of the Grammy Cajun/Zydeco category after several years of working to get it created, and only four years of awards. Let's not bemoan that too long. It's gone.
First of all, Cajun/Zydeco isn't Louisiana's only unique genre of music deserving of a category. In fact, it is, arguably, two categories, Cajun and Zydeco.
The New Orleans Hornets surprised the nation with its upset of the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, but, perhaps the underdogs were not surprised at all.
Here are some highlights of first game of the playoff:
Pat Sajak and Vanna White, two television personality icons of America were in New Orleans filming three weeks worth of the Wheel of Fortune program.
While the NFL owners and players are fighting over a new collective bargaining agreement, college players have been doing private workouts and private meetings with the 32 teams.
The NFL Combine is just a small part of the evaluation process. What is really important is the private sessions which is a get-to-know meeting for both the players and the team.
Congressman Jeff Landry will file his required paperwork today with the Federal Election Commission noting his fundraising totals for the first quarter of 2011.