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Compo battle rages over BP oil spill

Friday, 18 April 2014 06:30
Compo battle rages over BP oil spill Friday, April 18 11:20:07 Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the crisis is over. Jules Melancon, the last remaining oyster fisherman on an island dotted with colourful houses on stilts, says he has not found a single oyster alive in his leases…
Insight - Compensation battle rages four years after BP's U.S. oil spill
Friday, 18 April 2014 05:16
By Jemima Kelly (Reuters) - Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the crisis is over. Jules Melancon, the last remaining oyster fisherman on an island dotted with colourful houses on stilts, says he has not found a single oyster alive in his leases in the area since the leak…
Compensation battle rages four years after BP's U.S. oil spill
Friday, 18 April 2014 05:16
By Jemima Kelly (Reuters) - Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the crisis is over. Jules Melancon, the last remaining oyster fisherman on an island dotted with colorful houses on stilts, says he has not found a single oyster alive in his leases in the area since the leak…
Centenary's Blount named Player of the Year
Friday, 18 April 2014 04:30
SHREVEPORT, LA - Centenary College's Jonathan Blount was named the 2014 Louisiana Small College Player of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches as announced the association today. Blount becomes the first player from Centenary to earn the small college award, the seventh Gent to be honored by the LABC as a player of the year and the first since Andrew Wisniewski in 2004.
Panelists divided on EBR school bill
Friday, 18 April 2014 00:31
A panel debating a legislative push to shift power from the Central Office to principals and to reduce the size of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board split Thursday over whether the legislation would improve or hurt public education and whether such matters are best left to the school system itself to decide. “We’re here supporting change,” said Mike Polito, president of Committee for Progress, a new group of business and community members that…
Leave inquiry raises questions
Friday, 18 April 2014 00:31
LIVINGSTON— In a tense and cryptic exchange, Livingston Parish’s superintendent of schools fielded questions Thursday night from a board member about an investigation the superintendent conducted into possible misuse of leave. The School Board narrowly defeated, on a 5-4 vote, a motion to discuss the investigation in executive session, leaving board attorney Mark Boyer to warn the officials they could discuss the matter publicly only in the most general of terms. Superintendent John Watson said…
Lamana collapses, dies at Capitol
Friday, 18 April 2014 00:31
East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member Randy Lamana collapsed late Wednesday as he walked to his car at the Capitol after a legislative panel hearing on restructuring the parish school system and an earlier vote to reduce the size of the School Board. Lamana was later pronounced dead. Lamana, 57, was elected to the board in 2007 in a special election and was re-elected in 2010. He was planning to run for a second…
Season of ups
Friday, 18 April 2014 00:30
When the 2013-14 season began, the New Orleans Pelicans, with at least two big offseason acquisitions, appeared to be a team of much potential and promise. When it ended, the Pelicans had the look of survivors after finishing with a 34-48 record, 12th in the Western Conference and 15 games behind the eighth and final playoff seed, the Dallas Mavericks. “I didn’t have a number as to how many games we would win,” Pelicans coach…
Hale leads LSU to 4-3 win over Ole Miss in 13 innings
Friday, 18 April 2014 00:15
From LSU Sports OXFORD, Miss. – Junior first baseman Conner Hale collected three hits and scored three runs Thursday night to lead seventh-ranked LSU to a 4-3, 13-inning win over No. 10 Ole Miss at Swayze Field. Hale was 3-for-5 at the plate, including a double, and scored the winning run for the Tigers in the top of the 13th. LSU, which has won nine of its last 10 games, improved to 29-9-1 overall and…
Impact of 2010 BP oil spill lingers
Thursday, 17 April 2014 23:45
ST. PETERSBURG — As the four-year mark of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster approaches, environmental groups, marine scientists and local leaders warn that its impacts — and the spectre of oil drilling off the Pinellas Beaches — may still linger. The BP oil rig explosion killed 11 workers and sent millions of gallons of oil in to the gulf in 2010 at a time when local tourism was reeling from the recession, making offshore…