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Louisiana Business: BP Coverup? DDD TV, Louisiana Tech, New Orleans Crime

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BP Report

A joint Coast Guard/BOEMRE investigative panel report was issued this morning which reportedly will show that “BP made critical mistakes on the well and failed to tell its partners and the U.S. government when it realized it.

An investigation team of the U.S. Coast Guard and the agency that regulates offshore drilling held hearings over the course of a year following the April 20, 2010, Deepwater Horizon tragedy. The Coast Guard-Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement investigation has been among the most exhaustive.”—Time

  National Wildlife Federation President and CEO Larry Schweiger: “This report confirms what we knew from the first days of the oil disaster when BP was pushing a deliberately and absurdly low estimate of the gusher's size – that BP has put its own legal liability before the Gulf's people and wildlife. It also demonstrates that we need comprehensive restoration legislation to make sure BP's fines and penalties are dedicated to making the Gulf whole.”

Jonathan Vilma

New Orleans Saints defensive star, #51 Jonathan Vilma, will join Dr. Joey Lacoste, President of Louisiana Dental Center and 1980 graduate of the LSUHSC School of Dentistry, to present a check to his alma mater for the second season of the Big Turnover Program on September 19, 2011 at 5:15 p.m. The event takes place at the LSUHSC School of Dentistry, 1100 Florida Avenue, Administration Building, Auditorium A.

This year, Louisiana Dental Center presents a donation of $8,250 to Dr. Henry Gremillion, Dean of the LSUHSC School of Dentistry. The gift represents $6,250 toward a $15,000 pledge for renovating and upgrading the preclinical teaching labs at the dental school, as well as $2,000 to support the LSUHSC Dental Summer Enrichment Program.

            The event affords senior LSUHSC dental students the opportunity to meet three-time Pro Bowl selection and team captain, Jonathan Vilma, who, has been responsible for generating a major portion of the gift. The students will also have a chance to win one of ten premium suite tickets for the Monday Night Football game in the Dome to cheer on the Saints defense against the dirty bird Atlanta Falcons.

            The LSUHSC School of Dentistry is the only dental school in the State of Louisiana and 75% of the dentists practicing in Louisiana are its graduates. Many of the Louisiana Dental Center dentists are alumni.

Old meeting new?

The New Orleans Hotel Collection is announced today that every boutique hotel in the collection – Hotel Le Marais, Bourbon Orleans Hotel, Dauphine Orleans Hotel, Audubon Cottages and Saint Louis Hotel – now provides wireless Internet, or Wi-Fi, free of charge.

In addition, the New Orleans Hotel Collections’ Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans and Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport hotels provide free Wi-Fi for guests through their respective brands’ frequent guest loyalty programs, with complementary membership enrollment offered.

According to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Survey, wireless Internet is the top in-demand amenity that guests want. 

New Orleans Crime

Mayor Landrieu is calling all residents of New Orleans to join him for a crime action summit on Saturday, September 17, 2011. The event will be held from 10am to 12 noon at the UNO Lakefront Arena. The summit will officially launch the "S.O.S NOLA: Saving Our Sons" campaign.

Residents interested in registering for the Summit should visit


Feast your eyes on this.  The Downtown Development District introduces you to some of Downtown NOLA's most creative faces and places through Downtown TV.


 Lunch With the League--Secretary of State Election Debate

WHERE?  at Drusilla Seafood,
3482 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge, La 70809
WHEN?    September 15, 2011 at 11:30 AM
Doors open at 11:00 AM - Debate starts at NOON - Lunch served at 11:45 AM
Reservations Required to guarantee seating

The Secretary of State Office-holder is 3rd in succession to the
Governor's chair and therefore, very important election to follow this Fall.
It is an important office which has responsibility for all
Elections in Louisiana and the integrity of the results,as well as,
Commercial and Corporate matters and a variety of other responsibilities.
Join us this Thursday to see the Secretary of State Debate with candidates
Tom Schedler, current Secretary of State
Jim Tucker, current La. Speaker of the House of Representatives

For more information, go to
The League of WoMen Voters of Baton Rouge and WBRZ , Channel 2,
are proud to announce a forum to provide the Public with an insight
to the positions of the 2 (two) announced Candidates for the office
of the Louisiana Secretary of State.

Secretary of State Debate

Tom Schedler and Jim Tucker

The candidates will be questioned by a panel of journalists selected to
represent the different areas of the state.


Reservations for Lunch by Credit Card can be made by
clicking on _Pay Here_ below (includes a $2.00 convenience fee)  

 Public is encouraged to attend - Non-LWVBR Guests - $25.00 _ Members-$20.00

Doors open at 11:00 with registration and Lunch will be served at 11:30 A.M.
networking until Noon, DOORS will be CLOSED at NOON, when the DEBATE begins.
Please make your reservations TODAY!
Searing is only guaranteed with reservations!
The public is encouraged to attend. Tickets: $25.00;
LWVBR Member's Discount rate: $20.00
Please make reservations by sending your Name, Mailing Address,
Phone Number and Email address to [email protected] or call the
League Voice Mail: 334-9999 or 927-2255 with your information.
Your Reservation confirmation will be emailed to you.

Louisiana Tech—first tier

 Louisiana Tech University has achieved a First Tier ranking among “National Universities,” according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 Best Colleges list released Tuesday.

Louisiana Tech was the only university in the state, classified as a “National University,” to be elevated to a higher tier, and is one of only two public universities in Louisiana to achieve a First Tier ranking – the other being LSU-Baton Rouge.

For the third consecutive year, Louisiana Tech was also ranked in the top ten nationally for graduating students with the least amount of debt.

Kiwifruit For Kids

ZESPRI® Kiwifruit is partnering with six children’s charities from  each region of the United States to drive ZESPRI’s childhood obesity campaign, Kiwifruit for Kids. New Orleans Outreach’s Healthy

Habits programs in charter schools and after-school projects, including edible school gardens, was chosen for the South region, at the recommendation of Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Administration. The New Orleans charity will compete to win $1o,000 in this educational project. 


Where: Rouses’s, 4500 Tchoupitoulas Street 

(at Napoleon Avenue, Uptown)

When: Friday, September 16th, 11:30 a.m. 



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