Wednesday, 09 February 2011 19:36

Louisiana business, Entergy New Orleans, Huey P. Long Bridge, Idea Village, Morial

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Entergy's Earnings

New Orleans-based Entergy Corp has reported fourth-quarter earnings falling to $228.3 million, or $1.26 per share.


The official 2011 Spring enrollment for Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) is 3,318, representing the University’s highest enrollment since Hurricane Katrina.  This figure also signifies a 91% return of SUNO’s pre-Katrina enrollment of 3,647 students.  Additionally, this marks a 6% increase in enrollment from Spring 2010 to Spring 2011.  When the University resumed its on-campus operations in Spring 2006, the enrollment was 2,037.

Huey P. Long Bridge

The last of the two closures for the River Road area and the East Bank levee underneath the Huey P. Long Bridge has been delayed one week. The closure scheduled to begin on February 10 has been rescheduled for February 17 at 1201 a.m. (one minute after midnight of Wednesday, February 16) and will end at midnight on Sunday, February 20. The first closure took place January 28. These closures are needed to install massive steel girders over a 255-foot section over the levee and River Road.

Landrieu, Idea Village

Plans for the 3rd annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) to be unveiled at The Idea Village. Honorary Chair Mayor Landrieu will make a special proclamation, and the line-up of events for the week long celebration of entrepreneurism will be announced. In the spirit of President Obama’s Startup America initiative, NOEW 2011: Start it Up will showcase New Orleans as a hub of innovation and provide a national model for fostering entrepreneurship around the country.

Entergy Assistance Program

Employees from Entergy New Orleans, Inc. and Entergy Louisiana, LLC, as well as local community advocates, are in Washington, D.C., this week to ask Congress to increase funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

LIHEAP, as the program is better known, helps low-income families, the elderly and the disabled pay energy costs.

On Feb. 9, the Entergy employees and community representatives will be among more than 140 advocates from across the country who have traveled to Washington to participate in the National Fuel Funds Network’s LIHEAP Action Day. Entergy New Orleans employees are there as part of their ongoing commitment to help low-income customers in the New Orleans area. LIHEAP is America's primary tool to help working-poor families pay for home energy costs, especially those families with preschoolers, elderly or disabled members.

Marc Morial

The Isaiah Institute, a New Orleans faith-based organization, invites the public to a Black History Observance featuring two New Orleans native sons – Former Atlanta Mayor and U.N. Ambassador Rev. Andrew Young and Former Mayor/Current President of the National Urban League Marc Morial.

This unique and timely event will take place on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 10:00am at the Stronger Hope Baptist Church, 2401 S. Galvez Street, where the Rev. J.C. Profit serves as Pastor.

Both of these historic figures will offer their own reflections on our past and our future.“We all know that our people have been through so much,” says Rev. Profit, “yet we know that as we learn from the lessons of the past, our future will be bright.”

Morial and Young will talk about how the struggles in New Orleans mirrors that of many urban areas and what families, churches, mosques, elected officials and business leaders need to do locally to make an impact and turn the tide against the epidemic of violence and unemployment that grips so many in our city.

The Isaiah Institute was founded in 2007. Its mission is to help rebuild the city and its people using the power of faith. The Institute is composed of 25 congregations from all over New Orleans. In the last two years, The Institute has provided training in the Construction industry to over 50 young men and women. For more information, please call Mr. Joe Givens at 504-416-0679.

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