Question: What happens when you stir delicious New Orleans culture, unraveled history, a pinch of voodoo, the horrors of Katrina and the mystery of family roots?
Answer: The February 3rd PBS Genealogy Roadshow featuring upon the “Histories of Mysteries”, the City of New Orleans.
Whether it ends up a tipping point for the remainder of Louisiana, at the very least the moderate-ranging smoking ban to begin in New Orleans this spring is significant.
Today’s business shorts, from Press releases
New Orleans Smoke free zone ordinace
Baton Rouge Louisiana is one of the best cities with ROI for police spending while New Orleans is not in that number, nor is it one of the worst.
The Louisiana capitol is ranked number 13 for best ROI; New Orleans ranked 33rd. Regardless, the two rankings put the Louisiana cities in the top 40.
Back in 2007, after the vicious murder of filmmaker Helen Hill, popular Dinerral Shavers and 8 other people in the span of one week, 5,000 citizens marched in the Central Business District of New Orleans descending on City Hall. At the time, Mayor Ray Nagin was on the stage, behind a lectern, not allowed to speak. Rally organizers wanted him to listen and not talk his usual nonsense. Sadly, he used his time at the rally not to listen to speakers, but to conduct business on his Blackberry for his family’s granite company. It was typical Ray Nagin, always self-focused and never interested in truly helping the citizens of New Orleans. Not surprisingly, the end result of this march was heightened attention to the problem, a catharsis for the thousands of bereaved citizens, but no real response from the Mayor’s office.
by Jim Brown
I drove down to New Orleans for a funeral service last week. I find myself attending a growing number of funerals each year as I get older and as and long-time friends pass away. I’ll turn 75 in May of this New Year, so my memorial visitations will no doubt continue and grow. My trip last week was for a reinterment; a re-burial of an old friend who passed away 25 years ago this week. His family wanted to rebury him into a new family tomb.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Fernando O. Rivera, MBA, FACHE, as the new Director of the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS), effective January 11, 2015. Mr. Rivera will oversee the delivery of health care to more than 66,000 enrolled Veterans in 23 parishes of Southeast Louisiana.
It might not snow much in New Orleans. And Santa gets hit later than elsewhere USA because we are so Deep South—far from the cold winds and reindeers of the North Pole.
It’s footbowl time in New Orleans.
Well, football and bowling to be more precise. And time for all businesses to do something nice.
We’re two days from Thanksgiving and one month from Christmas. Tis the season to get Merry. To help us, here are some press releases concerning special holiday events:
DDD's Canal Street Lighting