by John Kennedy, Louisiana Treasurer
At least three times a year, I clear my calendar and volunteer to substitute teach. I try to head back to the classroom on a regular basis-not because I need a crash course on the Pythagorean Theorem or the latest sixth grade gossip-but because I want to know what it's like to stand in front of students and help them learn.
Landrieu survives challenge
Some politicos and political journalists are beginning to believe that the GOP feels they only way they can defeat incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is to have her removed from the November 4 ballot. That strategy did not work.
It is now official. Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin is now in custody for his federal corruption conviction. He is set to be released in ten years, but, it could be less, for good time.
No doubt, many in New Orleans are glad to see him behind bars.
by Jim W. Miller
My mother-in-law, the Saints fanatic, has been talking about selling her very nice house in the Lake Terrace community and buying a high-rise condo. Thankfully, this decision has been tied up in the committee of her four daughters and their four slobs of husbands who are allowed to listen but not speak. If a decision had been made prior to Sunday’s 37-34 Saints’ loss at Atlanta, then the eight of us and probably selected teams of the New Orleans Fire Department would have spent Sunday night and probably most of Monday coaxing her off the ledge.
In so many ways, the City of New Orleans, and the year-old PBS Geneaology Roadshow, are a perfect marriage.
For one, the Genealogy Roadshow, which will be shown on WYES Channel 12 New Orleans public television, starting January 2015, features the past embracing the future.
Finding the right location to build or relocate a business or plant requires special knowledge of the region's economy, trends and resources. Likewise, preparing and marketing a facility to attract the best industry-opportunity, entails a strong strategy, competitive knowledge and abilities.
It will be a “family affair” for a show on the road, but, one that is making itself at home this weekend in New Orleans.
On Saturday, September 6 and Sunday, September 7, PBS and WYES bring the series GENEALOGYROADSHOW to New Orleans.
The show features expert genealogists who do some deep digging into family histories, sometimes finding ghosts and often gobbling up real-life mysteries using history and science to connect the past with the select local participants sharing their own stories.
As another season of professional football excitement begins, it is becoming crystal clear that the NFL is beholden to a politically correct liberal agenda.
State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson did a sudden about-face, the Louisiana State Police Retirement System (LSPRS) Board was unanimous in its decision to allow board member and State Treasurer John Kennedy sue the board, and before the board could adjourn, State Sen. and 6th District Congressional candidate Dan Claitor filed his own lawsuit but Kennedy said he would go forward with his litigation anyway.