A panel of prosecutors, federal officials, Loyola University professors and social-justice advocates will discuss the United States immigration detention system at Loyola University in an all-day symposium Friday (Nov. 30) called “Dialogues on Detention: Applying Lessons from Criminal Justice Reform to the Immigration Detention System”.
Telly Hankton refused to participate in the video teleconference, which was held because of security concerns surrounding the notorious prisoner, reports Brendan McCarthy and our partners at WWL-TV. Hankton is being held on federal racketeering charges as part of an indictment that could ultimately lead to the death penalty.
As I walked home from work Sunday afternoon I noted a rather nice bike seemingly left as garbage near a dumpster across the street from my house. Curious, I went over to investigate. There was a kickstand disengaged and left in its cradle, and the tires had ample air, yet this newer looking ride seemed to be discarded, left as refuse. I scoped around to find no one about, so took it upon myself to claim the bike, and as I did so I figured this was a bike thief’s bounty left behind for whatever reason. The next day I placed a found ad in the bikes section of Craigslistand then tweeted it too. The results shocked me, and this is why the bike thieves are winning:
PhotoNOLA, the seventh annual citywide festival of photography, kicks off Thursday (Nov. 29) with opening weekend events through Sunday. More than 40 exhibitions will run throughout December, including openings Saturday in several Uptown galleries.
To the casual observer, it might be surprising how often a 69-year-old banker from Shreveport who served as the Republican governor of Louisiana agreed Tuesday night with a Tulane professor of African-American studies who hosts a weekend show on the left-leaning cable news network MSNBC.
But for those familiar with the easy rapport between former Gov. Buddy Roemer and Melissa Harris-Perry and the respect each has for the other’s independence of thought, wide agreements between the two were to be expected. Instead, it was the sharp, heartfelt disagreement between the two that came as a shock — and it came on an issue both are heavily personally involved in, education in Louisiana.
Leaders of the International School of Louisiana will discuss their current options for finding more space for students at their Camp Street campus at Wednesday evening’s meeting of the school board.
Starting Wednesday (Nov. 28), another stretch of Claiborne Avenue in the Carrollton area will be reduced to two lanes until at least March of next year as a new underground drainage canal is built under the neutral ground, officials announced today.
The Sewerage and Water Board told reporter Tania Dall of our partners at WWL that the employee was acting on “misinformation” when he attempted to remove the water meter cover and replace it with an unadorned one, and promised to look into the matter further:
Tulane University will host a free family concert of “Peter and the Wolf” next week.
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Loyola University will premiere “El Nogalar,” a contemporary adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard” set in Mexico, Wednesday (Nov. 28) with five performances running through Dec. 2.
The state Department of Health and Hospitals, which has been trying to close the John J. Hainkel Jr. Home and Rehabilitation Center on Henry Clay Avenue, said it will appeal the decision to federal court, according to a report by WDSU.