BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal -- joined by seafood entrepreneur Tommy Lusco, Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden and the Baton Rouge Area Chamber -- announced that a new 38-job shrimp processing facility will open in Baton Rouge to market fresh, wild-caught shrimp harvested from the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to creating 38 new jobs, Lusco has invested $2.2 million to equip and renovate a 50,000-square-foot warehouse on Neosho Avenue, where Baton Rouge Shrimp Company Inc. will operate.
Saints starting RT Zach Strief (right knee) and starting C Olin Kreutz left the game with injuries. Sean Payton declined to discuss the injuries. The Saints wore throwback mustard yellow pants that resembled what they wore in the late 1960s.
Two more fumbles for Reggie Bush despite touching the ball only 12 times. He's moth-balling himself in Miami. Dolphins rookie RB Daniel Thomas had 95 yards rush on 23 carries. The rookie is making Bush all but irrelevant...Trivia answer: San Diego...
The high-scoring Saints produced 23 fourth-quarter points to rally from a 26-17 deficit to beat the Houston Texans 40-33 on Sunday in the Superdome.
It was a case of too many chip-shot field goals and not enough touchdowns for the Texans (2-1) despite outgaining the Saints (2-1) 473-454, winning the turnover battle and punting only twice. There were five lead changes in the game.
After completing a brutal September schedule that included three road wins over ranked opponents, the LSU Tigers (4-0, 1-0 SEC) moved to No. 1 in the AP poll Top 25 on Sunday after beating the West Virginnia Mountaineers.
Texans coach Gary Kubiak indicated that RB Avian Foster's (hamstring, questionable) status for the Saints game will be determined in "a little workout before the game." Foster said his hamstring "feels like its gone" but the Texans could hold him out because Ben Tate is just as good an option and Houston doesn't need another setback...
Saints defensive coordinator Gegg Williams is confidant that Jo-Lonn Dunbar can handle middle linebacker if Jonathan Vilma is unable to play on Sunday against the Texans. Williams also talked about how he likes the way defensive end Junior Galette and free safety Addul Ouddus are playing.
There is no debate. The Internet is continuing to dominate Louisiana elections.
This domination is even more evident today as political e-mails and press releases fly into the inboxes. Moments ago, the Dardenne campaign sent out a statement by campaign presser, Jason Hebert who took on fellow Republican Billy Nungesser. The latter is challenging the incumbent Dardenne for the Lt. Governor’s spot. The issue is whether Nungesser is running away from debates.
It was almost like watching a scene in a B-grade monster movie. Just before being attacked by the monster mutant, the victim empties his revolver into the beast and then, in one last futile gesture, throws the gun at the creature before being devoured. That scene captures the plight of Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke as he announced the Fed’s latest attempt to jumpstart the sluggish U.S. economy. The new gambit is far weaker than Bernanke’s previous initiatives, which centered upon maintaining artificially low interest rates for extended periods and “quantitative easing”— the practice of rapidly expanding the money supply in an attempt to bolster the stock market and facilitate lending.
In this segment of the Alliance For Good Government forum Tuesday night, the candidates for Louisiana Lt. Governor Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser and incumbent Jay Dardenne were asked if elected what would be the one thing they would like to accomplish over the next four years