Nov 282012

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.

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Nov 282012

A Gary Fischer Wahoo like this one was stolen from one of the respondents to my Craigslist ad on Nov. 11, outside Canal Place Theaters. Be on the lookout, and let me know if you see it! — Jean Paul Villere.

Jean-Paul Villere

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: Continue reading »

Nov 282012

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. Continue reading »

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Nov 272012

Former Gov. Buddy Roemer and Tulane professor Melissa Harris-Perry at the Hillel center. (photos by Robert Morris,

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. Continue reading »

Nov 272012

Dana Kaplan

District B City Council candidate Dana Kaplan announced a group of new endorsements Tuesday afternoon from former City Councilman Arnie Fielkow, school board member Seth Bloom, former District B opponent Donald Vallee and several others. Continue reading »

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Nov 272012

The red section represents the area of South Claiborne Avenue already reduced to two lanes for the next two years; the purple area will close Wednesday until spring of next year. (map by Robert Morris,

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. Continue reading »

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Nov 272012

The location of the new Zimple House dorm is shown in dark blue on this map of Tulane University construction projects. (via

Tulane University began driving test pilings this month to begin the 18-month construction of a new Zimple House dormitory for 256 students at Broadway and Zimpel streets. Continue reading »

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Nov 272012

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:

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Nov 272012

Veritas Hall, in the 7300 block of St. Charles Avenue. (photo via Google maps)

Loyola University recently bought Veritas Hall in the 7300 block of St. Charles Avenue — built as a private home in 1906 and most recently used as an administrative building for St. Mary’s Dominican Sisters of Peace — to become part of its Broadway campus near the law school, but the university has not decided what to do with it, according to a news release from the university.

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Nov 272012

City Council president Stacy Head (right) embraces LaToya Cantrell after endorsing her bid for the District B council seat Tuesday morning. (Robert Morris,

LaToya Cantrell was endorsed Tuesday morning in her bid for the District B seat on the City Council by Council President Stacy Head, a popular and influential voice in Uptown politics who twice won the seat in 2006 and 2010. Continue reading »

Nov 272012

Going out of town? Working late? Have an after school or work event that prevents you from getting home? Have an injury or illness? Whatever the reason, if something is preventing you from taking care of your pet, we can help.

My name is Christy and I’m a professional pet sitter. I’ve taken my life-long love of animals, along with my years of caring for my own various pets (dogs, cats, fish, mice, birds and a rabbit) and my friends’ pets and started Petit Pet Care. I’m professional because I am incorporated, bonded, insured and a member of Pet Sitters Associates and abide by their code of ethics. I take my business and the care of your pet very seriously. Continue reading »