Southern University’s board members get two scholarships each to award.
While in Alabama over the holidays I was startled to see Louisiana Lt. Gov Jay Dardenne appear in a TV advertisement. He spoke directly into the camera and offered me the following deal: if the Alabama Crimson Tide prevails over the LSU Tigers in the BCS National Championship game, I get to play two free rounds of golf in Louisiana.
By Anne Rolfes, The Lens contributing opinion writer |
Last Monday began with a bang. On my way to work I learned that Senator David Vitter and Rep. Jeff Landry were at it again — planning to meet with officials in the regional office of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, BOEMRE for short.
By Karen Gadbois, The Lens staff writer |
Hoffman Triangle residents thought they were getting a handle on the blight problem that has gripped their community since Hurricane Katrina. A small neighborhood wedged between Broadmoor and Central City, the Triangle went deeply under water after the levees failed. As a recovery strategy, residents formed a neighborhood association, pitched in on clean-up drives and have been working steadily to increase home ownership and rid the community of blight.