Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Jefferson Accuses Karen Carter of Being Too Liberal

Congressman Jefferson accuses challenger Karen Carter of being more liberal than he is, citing their positions on abortion and gay marriage.

Criminal Courtrooms Reopen

All twelve criminal courtrooms at Tulane and Broad are now open. Story here.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Guide to Amendments on Nov. 7 Ballot

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana has an objective guide to the Constitutional Amendments on the Nov. 7 ballot here.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Don't Forget to Set your Clocks Back Tonight

Enjoy the extra hour of sleep.

Assessors Spend Public Money to Oppose Consolidation

Some New Orleans assessors have used or pledged public money for what they say are informational ads about the proposed Amendment which would consolidate their offices out of existence. To noone's surprise, the ads are slanted in opposition to consolidation.

St. Louis Cardinals Win World Series

Cardinals beat the Tigers in five games.

Nagin Allows Tucks and Iris to Parade Uptown

Mayor Nagin says he'll allow Tucks and Iris to parade Uptown this year, following an earlier report that they would be forced to follow Endymion's Mid-City route. Link.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

State Seeks German Steel Plant

State officials are in Germany this week bidding on a 2,000 employee steel mill complex.

Vince Marinello Update

Vince Marinello appeared at a status hearing yesterday before Magistrate Joyce and said afterwards to reporters, "I'll have my day in court and I will have my statement before a judge and a jury of 12 people." Story here.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Family Benefits from Congressman Jefferson's Legislation

Archie Jefferson, a convicted felon and disbarred lawyer, sought to benefit from kidney dialysis legislation sponsored by his brother, Congressman Jefferson. Family members "have long focused their entrepreneurial energies on the intersection of commerce and government to create a constellation of enterprises and nonprofit agencies that orbit the congressman like planets around a sun." Link here.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Chris Rose on Depression

Chris Rose has a long column about being diagnosed with and treated for depression.

Weekend Football

LSU won, Tulane lost and the Saints were off this week.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

City Fixes Pothole

I know the headline sounds like something from The Onion, a satirical website, but no, when the City of New Orleans manages to fix a pothole that has been on a major street like Magazine Street for months, it makes the front page of the Metro Section. The City's website has a section for the Department of Public Works where taxpayers can report potholes and other similar problems, but the online reporting section is not functioning.

Cardinals Win Game 1 of the Series

St. Louis 7, Detroit 2. Prediction: Cardinals in 6 games.

Eddie Jordan Defends Himself

District Attorney Eddie Jordan tried to defend himself in a letter to the editor in today's Times-Picayune. The T-P had editorialized that his office has been "lethargic in prosecuting crime, accepting only a fraction of the cases presented, most of those small-time drug cases."