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WWNO
4:18 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

WWNO And Three News Partners Win Knight Foundation Grant

The John S. and James L.

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Avondale Shipyard
3:46 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Delgado Community College gets $10M from Navy

The Navy has given Delgado Community College a $10 million grant to help enhance its advanced manufacturing programs at the Avondale shipyard in suburban New Orleans.

Avondale, owned by Huntington Ingalls Industries, is scheduled to close in 2013 after two Navy ships currently under construction there are launched. But officials say the skills being taught are applicable not only to shipbuilding but to other industries, too.

Delgado Chancellor Monty Sullivan says the investment will have a major effect on the economic future of New Orleans and the entire Gulf Coast.

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Hurricane Isaac
3:39 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Levee delivers more headaches in Terrebonne

A marsh management levee that is expected to become part of Terrebonne Parish's Morganza hurricane protection system was severely damaged during Hurricane Isaac.

The Courier reports the storm's tidal surge destroyed one of the levee's water control structures, washing it away and leaving behind a 50-foot gap.

Terrebonne Levee Director Reggie Dupre said the levee, which crosses open water in the Wildlife and Fisheries' Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area in Montegut, has caused repeated headaches for the levee district.

LSU Health Sciences Center
3:37 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

LSU center wins tumor registry award

The LSU Health Sciences Center's Louisiana Tumor Registry has been recognized with an award from the National Program of Cancer Registries.

Dr. Vivien Chen, professor of public health and director of the LSUHSC registry, accepted the organization's 20th Anniversary Research Award in Washington.

LSU
3:35 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Constant picked for LSU post

David Constant has been named head of the department of biological and agricultural engineering, a joint position shared between the LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Engineering.

Constant, most recently dean of the LSU Graduate School, has been on the LSU faculty since 1984. He holds the Humphreys T. Turner Professorship in the department of civil and environmental engineering and has served as associate dean and then interim dean in the College of Engineering.

Hurricane Isaac
3:29 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Hurricane-resistant home survives Isaac

Representatives of OceanSafe say the hurricane-resistant model home built in New Orleans as a demonstration project survived Hurricane Isaac undamaged.

The home, as well as several other company-built structures around the New Orleans area, took no damage from the hurricane's winds and heavy rain.

The company built a steel-paneled demonstration home earlier this year using materials and technology designed to withstand hurricanes and earthquakes.

Board of Embalming and Funeral Directors
2:58 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

David named to state funeral board

Royal David of Mandeville has been appointed to the Louisiana State Board of Embalming and Funeral Directors.

The board regulates embalmers, funeral homes and funeral directors, and handles consumer complaints. It also establishes requirements for funeral homes and individuals engaged in the care of the deceased.

David is the general manager of E.J. Fielding Funeral Home.

Monster Piano Concert
2:55 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Nicholls sets piano concert for Sept. 18

Nicholls State University plans its annual Monster Piano Concert Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Mary M. Danos Theater on the Thibodaux campus.

The concert is presented by the Nicholls State University Foundation and the university's music department.

A total of 16 pianists, including faculty, staff and guests, will perform on eight Steinway grand pianos.

Proceeds will be used to help renovate the Danos Theater. Tickets are $50 each, or $25 for Nicholls students.

Reservations can be made by calling 985-448-4005.

Louisiana Supreme Court
2:53 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Lawyer explains appeal in La. chief justice spat

A lawyer for Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says a federal judge created confusion when she ruled in favor of state Supreme Court Justice Bernette Johnson's bid to become the court's next chief justice.

Kevin Tully, one of the state's attorneys, said in a statement Saturday that it's unclear whether U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan believes a 20-year-old federal court settlement prohibits the state's highest court from "carrying out its constitutional duties" and naming its next chief justice.

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Louisiana Chicken Festival
2:51 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Get ready for the Louisiana Chicken Fest in Dubach

Get your cackle on for the Louisiana Chicken Festival in Dubach.

The Ruston Daily Leader reports the festival is the last Friday and Saturday in September, starting with a talent contest the evening of Friday, Sept. 28. The top 12 entries will compete Saturday evening.

Other events Saturday include a strut, cackle and crow contest, a chicken cooking contest and a drumstick-eating contest.

There's also a dog show, quilt raffle, cakewalk and a stick horse rodeo.

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