La. http://wwno.org en Nicholls to Hold Oil Spill Conference http://wwno.org/post/nicholls-hold-oil-spill-conference <p>THIBODAUX, La. (AP) &mdash; Nicholls State University will hold a conference Wednesday reviewing the effects of the BP oil spill two years ago.</p><p>Keynote speaker is Donald Boesch, appointed by President Barack Obama to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling.</p><p>Boesch is a professor of marine science at the University of Maryland.</p><p>Other speakers include Robert Dickey of the Food and Drug Administration, state health officer Jimmy Guidry and LSU environmental sciences professor Ed Overton.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 17:32:36 +0000 The Associated Press 8837 at http://wwno.org New Orleans to Kick Off War of 1812 Bicentennial http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-kick-war-1812-bicentennial <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) &mdash; Nine ships, including three tall military sailing ships, will adorn the Mississippi River in New Orleans this week as the nation kicks off the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812.</p><p>The ships are scheduled to arrive on Tuesday afternoon. There will be three U.S. Navy warships, three international warships and the sailing ships, including the Coast Guard&#39;s Cutter Eagle. The public can visit the ships for free between Wednesday and Sunday.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 17:21:22 +0000 The Associated Press 8835 at http://wwno.org