New Orleans, La. – Senator Landrieu says she's sympathetic to the administration's argument that it needs a leader in this tough economy. But she says the oil industry is stuck trying to deal with new rules enacted after the BP oil spill. Landrieu says she supports efforts to ensure drilling is safe.
"What I'm not supportive of is, under the guise of doing that, is - you know - shutting down drilling, which is a major industry, in the Gulf of Mexico."
New Orleans, LA – Several nationally renown keynote speakers shared insight and fostered debate about local school systems during a conference at the University of New Orleans. Angela Taylor attended one of the group sessions to discuss leadership.
New Orleans, La. – Mayor Landrieu made the announcement at the annual Chamber of Commerce luncheon. He says the city must streamline, and that includes reopening contracts signed by the previous administration.
New Orleans, La. – Leona Tate, Tessie Prevost Williams and Gail Etienne Stripling walked up the 18 steps to the school front doors of McDonogh Number 19 in the Lower Ninth Ward, as they did 50 years ago in the forefront of desegregating New Orleans public schools. Again, their walk drew a crowd. But now Tate noted the people were cheering, not jeering at their presence.