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LSU Hospitals
12:42 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

LSU looking for private health care partnerships

The new head of the LSU health care system says he might rework the cuts his predecessor made across the public hospitals and enact deeper slashing at some facilities, as the university-run health network braces for continued drops in funding.

Frank Opelka's comments Friday came as the LSU Board of Supervisors authorized the start of a search for private investors and health care companies who might be interested in running some of the university's hospitals.

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Hurricane Isaac
12:38 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Isaac hits Louisiana crabbers hard

A Slidell crab processor says his business is suffering because Hurricane Isaac knocked many crabbers out of action.

Gary Bauer says sunken boats, damaged docks and a lack of electricity and ice are among the problems crabbers face. An assessment Friday by the state's seafood promotion board says crab harvests suffered significant disruption due to Isaac. Disruption for shrimp and finfish was described as moderate while oyster production will be limited until October.

Music
12:24 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Internationally-renowned Tokyo String Quartet to stage farewell performance at Loyola

The Tokyo String Quartet.
Loyola University

The Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series at Loyola University New Orleans is presenting a special farewell performance of the critically-acclaimed Tokyo String Quartet. The concert will take place on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Calhoun Street.

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Education
12:19 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Critically-acclaimed author presents lecture on Obamacare

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is presenting a free lecture about lessons learned from the “Obamacare” briefs filed in the United States Supreme Court. The lecture takes place on Friday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. in the College of Law, Room 308, and is open to the public.

Hosted by Ross Guberman, a critically-acclaimed author and president of Legal Writing Pro, LLC, the lecture will focus on the writing techniques used in the briefs filed in the decision.

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Books
10:00 am
Mon September 10, 2012

French Market Cookbook Fair

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum will host a brand new cookbook fair at the French Market this Sunday, September 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Hurricane Isaac
9:18 am
Mon September 10, 2012

State reopens oyster beds

The state Department of Health and Hospitals has reopened some of the oyster beds that were closed Aug. 28 as a precautionary measure in advance of Hurricane Isaac.

Oyster harvesting areas located in coastal areas of St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Jefferson and Lafourche parishes reopen Monday.

Some harvest areas in those parishes will remain closed, however, until health officials determine the waters are clear and within approved area criteria established by the National Shellfish Sanitation Program, which is part of the federal Food and Drug Administration.

Hurricane Isaac
7:52 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Isaac cleanup begins in Ascension Parish

Hurricane Isaac cleanup has begun in Ascension Parish.

Parish officials say contractor DRC begins storm debris pickup Monday, beginning with vegetative debris only on the first collection pass through the parish.

An area encompassing all of unincorporated Ascension, the city of Donaldsonville and the town of Sorrento has been broken up into five zones to organize debris removal following Hurricane Isaac.

Official say crews will work from the edges of those zones toward the center of the parish.

Shootings
7:22 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Two killed in New Orleans shootings

New Orleans police are investigating two shooting deaths.

A 19-year-old man was shot and killed in the city's Hollygrove neighborhood around 11 p.m. Sunday. Police say the victim had gunshot wounds to the head and body.

Around 1 a.m. Monday, another man was found dead near the intersection of Music and Urquhart streets. Police say the victim was shot multiple times and was found lying next to a bicycle.

Police have not released the names of the two victims.

Louisiana Racing Commission
4:02 pm
Sun September 9, 2012

Grimstad named to La. Racing Commission

Metairie business executive Thomas Grimstad has been appointed to the Louisiana Racing Commission.

Grimstad, president of Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Co., was named to the post by Gov. Bobby Jindal.

The commission enforces rules and regulations and develops policies for the Louisiana racing industry.

University of Louisiana-Monroe
3:18 pm
Sun September 9, 2012

ULM gets contract for insurance research

The University of Louisiana-Monroe College of Business has been awarded a research contract from the Louisiana Department of Insurance to study and provide support for proposed legislative insurance reforms.

The News-Star reports the research is designed to provide support for proposals to improve the Louisiana insurance market, making insurance more widely available and rates more affordable.

The college has done work on the subject for several years under state contracts.

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