A 62-year-old man was killed Thursday evening when his pickup truck crashed on the Broad Street onramp at Earhart Boulevard, police said.
The race for the open District B seat on the New Orleans City Council has now generated more than half a million dollars in campaign cash, as the two candidates heading into Saturday’s runoff election are escalating their attacks on one another.
Dana Kaplan alone has raised well more than half of that money, while her runoff opponent LaToya Cantrell (who finished first in the Nov. 6 primary) has yet to match the money raised by former candidate Eric Strachan (who finished third and subsequently endorsed her). Meanwhile, Cantrell’s attacks on Kaplan have sought to paint her as a carpetbagging friend of criminals, while Kaplan’s team wants voters to see Cantrell as plagued with ethical problems.
Back in the late 1960s, the late Stewart Brehm, Director of the Sewerage & Water Board, told Allan, then a reporter for the States-Item, that the sewerage and drainage system that was a crucial part of New Orleans infrastructure was falling apart and would have to be replaced at the costs of tens of millions of dollars that the city didn’t have. Brehm said that as politically unthinkable as an S&WB rate increase at that time might be, it would have to be done.
Well, not exactly.
Despite temperatures in the mid-60s, the front lawn of Loyola University hosted a giant snowball fight on a carpet of snow Wednesday night for the annual “Sneaux” event. In addition to the snow, the university also provided hot chocolate, s’mores, cookies, Christmas music, activities for children and an appearance by Santa Claus.
The Gillespie Memorial Community Breakfast will present a program entitled “Human Trafficking is Modern Day Slavery: Greater New Orleans, United States, and Global Manifestations” at its monthly community breakfast Saturday (Dec. 8).
Ah the holidays are upon us again! A time for eating and drinking way too much, taking stock in another year’s life events, and lazing about the house catching the game or festive film on the couch. Unless, like our family, you made 2012 the year you went couchless?
It’s true, and we’re not alone, though we are in the minority. Friends and neighbors have announced this decision as a “bold move,” with added statements such as “better you than me” or “never catch me doing that”and the like. Really? We didn’t reinvent the wheel here people. Our living room gets crowded fast with six of us, so stray pillows, blankets and a chair or three are all we really need.
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The Lusher High School “I am” marketing campaign took top honors at the Trust Your Crazy Ideas challenge presented by Saints quarterback Drew Brees and the Idea Village, according to our partners at WWL. Also competing were the Isidore Newman School, Walter L. Cohen and St. Augustine, and each team was awarded $2,500 to continue their efforts.
A fundraiser tonight (Tuesday, Dec. 4) will help launch Exodus Place, a new community center being developed by a Central City resident at the corner of Fourth and Dryades.
A rare 19th century framed Russian icon of St. Nicholas, a rare 17K yellow gold Chimu Kero (ceremonial cup) probably made in Peru around 1,000 A.D., and three highly collectible Chinese carved rhinoceros horn libation cups are just a few of the expected top lots at a multi-estate sale planned for Dec. 8-9 by Crescent City Auction Gallery. Start times will be 9 a.m. (CST) both days.
The auction will be impressive – over 1,500 lots in all – with quality merchandise, most of it fresh to the market. Featured will be the estate of Mr. Charles W. Frank of New Orleans, the McSherry estate of Baltimore, Md., and numerous other local estates and collections. The event will be held in the Crescent City Auction Gallery showroom, located at 1330 St. Charles Avenue.
“Just two weeks ago I was reading reports, and an officer by the name of Wheeler in the Sixth District was riding around in his car, paying very close attention, hears the description of a vehicle wanted for armed robbery and within seconds catches four people who had just committed an armed robbery at Louisiana and Magazine,” Serpas said.
Fourteen days later, the department issued a news release stating that the same officer Wheeler was being dismissed from duty for deploying his Taser on an unarmed subject and for allegedly being untruthful about his report on the incident afterward.
A request to demolish a General Pershing Street home to build a small parking lot just off Magazine Street was unanimously rejected by a city panel Monday afternoon after sparking a heated protest by nearby neighbors.
The International School of Louisiana will host its winter bazaar and gumbo cook-off fundraiser Saturday (Dec. 8) at the Camp Street campus.
The Irish House will host the fifth annual “Side Splitting Sleigh Ride of Insanity” Friday (Dec. 5) with local comedians in an effort to collect for Toys for Tots.