Ed StatonNew Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is a member of the NFLPA Executive Committee and a named plaintiff in the players' lawsuit against the NFL

Brees said he's not leading the way for players like himself, but he's fighting now to make things better for the next generation of players.  And contrary to former Giants and Redskins middle linebacker Sam Huff may believe, Brees said he's fighting to get better benefits for retired players.

LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal joined IFG Port Holdings LLC CEO Kabir Ahmad and Union Pacific Railroad Chairman and CEO Jim Young to announce the state, Port of Lake Charles, IFG and Union Pacific have finalized agreements necessary for IFG to launch a new, state-of-the-art export grain terminal at the Port of Lake Charles, the first of its kind to be built in the Gulf Coast region in about 25 years. 

Hoda Kotb was at home in New Orleans.

Kotb showed her enthusiastic flair and candor—both which have made her wildly popular nationally as she “got down” in front of an audience of Louisiana women and some men who gathered on Saturday at the Louisiana Center of Women and Government Hall Of Fame banquet.

Mike BayhamOne really doesn’t need much of an excuse to want to see Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi blown to kingdom come.

 

Gaddafi’s regime through acts of terrorism is responsible for the murder of American servicemen and civilians.  And the man Ronald Reagan dubbed the “mad dog of the Middle East” has reminded the world of his willingness to order the slaughter of his fellow Libyans for the crime of objecting to his four decades plus of iron-fisted rule.

The Louisiana Center for Women and Government, headquartered at Nicholls State University, will honor six Louisiana women for their outstanding public service on Saturday, March 26, during a luncheon at the New Orleans Hilton Riverside.

The hall of fame ceremony will feature the induction of Dr. Alice Pecoraro of Morgan City, Adele Waddill Ransom of Monroe, Jean Rice of Metairie, Suzanne Haik-Terrell of Metairie, and Blue Ribbon Award winner Hoda Kotb of New York. In addition, a Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Sandra Thompson Herman of New Orleans.

Jim Brown

My morning coffee group can solve just about any domestic problem, and it generally offers better solutions than the folks up in Washington.  But all of a sudden, our daily rants about Wall Street bailouts, corporate welfare, the bumbling educational system, and lousy final four picks are being overshadowed by murky events from half way across the globe.  We now are inundated twenty four-seven with news on countries most Americans could not point out on a map.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011 15:29

Jindal, Redistricting And The Grigsby Ad

John MaginnnisJindal Backs 2 North Louisiana Districts

   A quorum of the congressional delegation was at the state Capitol today to speak in support of maintaining two districts in North Louisiana. But the loudest voice came from Harrisonburg, where Gov. Bobby Jindal, after an appearance, said he would support and lobby for the plan filed by Sen. Robert Kostelka, R-Monroe. He said that six of seven congressmen (all but Jeff Landry) are in support of the north Louisiana plan and that is consensus enough for him.
 

Governor Jindal released his budget plan last week, and it does not bode well for Louisiana. The $24.9 billion proposal sacrifices education, health care, and the quality of life that could provide a bright future for the families of our state. While promising to “do more with less,” the plan guarantees that there will simply be less of everything that makes a state attractive.

Summary:  Governor Jindal  announced legislation to targets Louisiana sex pffenders, bath salts and synthetic marijuana use.

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal was joined by Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator, State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson and other sheriffs and law enforcement officials at the Caddo Parish Correctional Center in Shreveport to announce five bills for the upcoming regular session to crack down on crime in Louisiana. The five bills are aimed at targeting sex offenders using social networking sites, increasing penalties on the monsters who abuse physically and mentally infirm victims and people over the age of 65, ensuring sex offenders are complying with current law, transferring the Missing and Exploited Children Information Clearinghouse to the State Police, and closing the loophole in the law that allowed substances including fake bath salts and synthetic marijuana to be sold legally.

New Orleans, Louisiana--It's Sunday March 6 and Mardi Gras is now upon the city as Bacchus and Endymion parade after a day of rain.  Here are events for New Orleans by Frank Stansbury and LaFete News.

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