Why New Orleans? Why Louisiana?
That was the central theme during the Experience New Orleans Business Breakfast hosted by the World Trade Center of New Orleans.
Among audience members were over 35 ambassadors from around the world who have come to the city to soak up all the economic and trade information one can consume and all of the great dining and food that one can eat while visiting the Crescent City.
The 2011 state elections are less than 24 hours away as this column is being written. Each election is unique, and this one is no different.
The office of governor in Louisiana is one of the most powerful in the nation. That being the case, governors’ races usually captivate the electorate in the Bayou State and are almost always the major topic of discussion in barber shops and ball parks in election years. Not so this year. The governor’s race was over before it began. The only question that will be resolved on election day is how huge of a margin Governor Jindal will roll up as he wins a second term.
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No. 1 LSU (7-0, 4-0) meets No. 20 Auburn (5-2, 3-1) in a SEC West Division at 2:39 on Saturday in Tiger Stadium. CBS is televising the game (Ch. 4).
The defending champs did capture last season's game, but was at Auburn and Cam Newton, not Clint Moseley, was taking the snaps.
Moseley, a sophomore with only nine passing attempts, will be the third consecutive first-time starter that the Tigers will be facing. Florida's Jacoby Brissett and Tennessee's Matt Simms were treated rather rudely in a pair of losses (41-11 and 39-7) during the past two weeks.
Saints coach Sean Payton returned to his team's practice on Thursday after being released from the hospital on Wednesday.
Payton underwent surgery on Monday to repair a damaged knee and broken tibia, which was sustained when Jimmy Graham crashed into him on the sideline.
The coach replaced assistant head coach Joe Vitt in the news briefings.
Tonight, the key to fun, shopping and even helping to cure cancer will be the “Key to the Cure Gala”, the kickoff to a charity shopping weekend (Thursday-Sunday, October 20-23) during which 2% of sales at Saks will benefit the cancer research programs of the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium.
The "Big" news so far on Wednesday in the Louisiana Lt. Governor's race comes from the Jay Dardenne and the Billy Nungesser campaigns. Dardenne has focused upon the endorsements he has received for Saturday's election. Nungesser has directed his attention to the claim that Dardenne raised taxes.
Louisiana election season is now only days away. Numerous legislative and other seats should have final outcomes Saturday night including the spot for Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Commissioner of Agriculture and Commissioner of Insurance.
One of the persons at the center of these elections is pollster and political analyst Bernie Pinsonat of Southern Media And Opinion Research (SMOR). Bayoubuzz sent written questions to Pinsonat regarding this election season, Governor Bobby Jindal, Senator David Vitter, nastiness of the campaigns and poll differences. Here are his responses: