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10:20 am
Thu November 29, 2012

President Obama Nominates UNO Professor To Serve On Mississippi River Panel

University of New Orleans professor Norma Jean Mattei chairs the university's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She has studied flood-prone areas of the city, and knows the importance of the Mississippi River — for everything from flood protection to commerce and the environment.

Which is why President Barack Obama has nominated her to join the Mississippi River Commission.

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BP Oil Spill
6:43 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Contract Ban, Civil Litigation Add To BP's Woes

Originally published on Thu November 29, 2012 8:18 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm David Greene.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And I'm Renee Montagne.

The multinational oil firm BP is being taken to account for the massive 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Yesterday, the Obama administration banned BP from any new contacts with the federal government, citing, quote, "a lack of business integrity" related to the spill - that after BP admitted criminal wrongdoing in its recent settlement with the U.S. Justice Department.

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New Orleans Hornets
12:04 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Preventable Mistakes Sting Young Hornets Team In Loss To Jazz, 96-84

The Hornets struggled on both sides of the court in front of a sparse home crowd at the New Orleans Arena on Wednesday, losing to the Utah Jazz, 96-84.

New Orleans played sluggishly throughout the game, their first at home after a four-game road trip, and with minimal time to recoup after Monday’s contest in Los Angeles. The young team looked tired.

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Crime
3:50 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Beer Delivery Truck Stolen From French Quarter

New Orleans police detectives are searching for a beer truck that was stolen this morning in the French Quarter.

Police say the truck — emblazoned with “Miller Beer” on the sides and back — was parked in front of a business in the 600-block of Decatur St. while the driver made his deliveries around 8 a.m. this morning. The driver left the keys inside of the truck and the doors unlocked, and returned to find the vehicle missing.

Crescent Crown Distributing, the truck's owner, did not return a phone call seeking comment.

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Holidays
1:03 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Holiday Events At The French Market

The French Market

A schedule of some of the holiday-related events coming up at the French Market.

December 1

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  St Nicholas Day Fair in Dutch Alley.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  WWOZ Cookbook Celebration at the French Market. Taste samples, purchase cookbooks and aprons, meet the musicians behind the food and more!

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BP Oil Spill
11:37 am
Wed November 28, 2012

EPA Temporarily Halts New Federal Contracts For BP

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burned on April 21, 2010.
U.S. Coast Guard Getty Images

Citing a "lack of business integrity," the Environmental Protection Agency announced it was temporarily suspending the oil giant BP from entering into new contracts with the federal government.

In a press release, the EPA said BP demonstrated the lack of integrity during the Deepwater Horizon "blowout, explosion, oil spill and response." This kind of suspension, the EPA explained, is "standard practice when a responsibility question is raised by action in a criminal case."

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Jazz & Heritage Foundation
10:45 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Blues & BBQ Festival Awarded $25k Grant

This year's Blues & BBQ Festival in Lafayette Square.
Jazz & Heritage Foundation

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced today that the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is one of 832 non-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The Jazz & Heritage Foundation is recommended for a $25,000 grant to support the Foundation's Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival.

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New Orleans Hornets
3:26 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Hornets Frustrate Clippers And Win, 105-98

A rowdy sellout crowd of 19,060 was disappointed Monday night in Los Angeles when the New Orleans Hornets force-fed the Clippers their fourth straight loss.

Both teams played a rugged and physical game, committing a combined 45 personal fouls. The Clippers were cited for two flagrant-1 fouls, the second by Matt Barnes toward the end of the third quarter when he shouldered Jason Smith in the sternum after Smith set a hard pick on Clippers guard Chris Paul.

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New Orleans Public Library
1:47 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Public Library To Host U.S. Poet Laureate

The New Orleans Public Library will host a celebration of the arts with a reading and book signing with United States Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave.

Trethewey, a Gulf Coast native, is a Pulitzer-Prize winning poet and the 19th U.S. Poet Laureate. Dedicated to recovering the Gulf Coast, Threthewey will share her themes of race, history, personal experiences and politics with the people of New Orleans.

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New Orleans Hornets
11:15 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Tired Hornets Lose to Denver, 108-84

New Orleans Hornets Head Coach Monty Williams.
NBA

The Denver Nuggets beat the New Orleans Hornets Sunday night at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Hornets, who took the lead early in the first quarter, tried to stay with the Nuggets but began lagging by halftime.

By the end of the third, the Bees were behind by 18, and they were never able to catch up.

"Not any good thing to take from a game like this,” said Hornets Head Coach Monty Williams after the game. “The NBA is a cruel league. They try to embarrass you every night, and that's what you saw tonight.”

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