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November 13, 2019 - 12:43 pm
“You can’t handle the truth” is a memorable line from Jack Nicholson’s character in the 1992 movie “A Few Good Men.” That response came when the prosecution was interrogating Nicholson’s character – Col. Jessep. The prosecution stated “I want the truth” to which Col. Jessep definitively said, “You...
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Newell Normand
November 12, 2019 - 2:11 pm
There’s a big move afoot to ramp up business and industry in New Orleans East. What’s the plan to improve the economy in the largest underdeveloped landmass in the region? The New Orleans Business Alliance (NOBA) has announced a new multi-layered growth strategy to promote economic and community...
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November 12, 2019 - 10:46 am
I think it was Mark Twain, or possibly Nash Roberts, who said “Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it.” Depending on your views about man made climate change that statement could be true or false. However when it comes to public education everybody talks about it but...
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Newell Normand
November 11, 2019 - 2:46 pm
Today, we are honored to celebrate Veterans Day. Every year on November 11, we honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. This day was originally referred to as “Armistice Day,” which marked the end of the first World War, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh...
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Newell Normand
November 08, 2019 - 6:11 pm
It's not just the new airport, or the exciting plans for a re-imagined Charity Hospital. There's been a whole spate of positive economic developments for the Crescent City as of late, and Newell invited Michael Hecht, President and CEO of GNO Inc to deliver the good news. "Site Selection magazine...
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Scoot
November 08, 2019 - 11:50 am
The controversy over whether fans of the Atlanta Falcons were born that way or choose to be Falcons fans is the center of a deep and passionate debate. To date, there is no conclusive scientific research that settles the question of whether being a Falcons fan is a chosen lifestyle. Many have...
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Newell Normand
November 07, 2019 - 10:40 pm
As we approach Veterans Day, this Monday November 11, I've been reflecting about the heroes of our country who have served in the military, or are presently serving today. For obvious reasons, I've always felt a little 'less than' for not having served myself, and it's a primary reason I feel so...
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Scoot
November 07, 2019 - 10:35 am
Students that boo President Trump during his appearance at this weekend’s LSU – Alabama game will lose their tickets for future Alabama games! Wow! The university’s Student Government Association quickly set the record straight saying that the original message about engaging in “disruptive behavior...
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Newell Normand
November 06, 2019 - 5:39 pm
Voters in the state of Louisiana are in the midst of early voting, and in 10 days it will be Election Day - November 16th. I remind you because voting in elections is the most important civic duty we have. Self-determination is an important process, where citizens like you and I make choices and...
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Scoot
November 06, 2019 - 12:18 pm
In a society defined by hate and bitter partisan politics, could hope trump hate? Studying communication theory throughout my career, I have come to the unmistakable reality that the media reflects its audience. As much as Americans want to blame the media for the great divide in our country, the...
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