General Motors plans to display nearly 100 vehicles at this year’s Greater New Orleans International Auto Show that begins Friday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
GM’s regional spokesman Craig Eppling passed through Shreveport yesterday, on his way to New Orleans. He says GM will be featuring its 2015 models of the Cadillac Escalade and the GMC Yukon. These are massive, gas-guzzling vehicles. But he says demand for them is still strong.
A presentation by the Convention Center depicts a giant sculpture on the site of the World Trade Center. It appears to be what Mayor Mitch Landrieu referred to when he told The Lens that one possibility for the site would be to create a monumental attraction, on par with the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
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The authority that oversees the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will be able to save at least $6 million in interest costs on its outstanding bonds based on action taken by the State Bond Commission.
The Times-Picayune reports the commission on Thursday approved without objection the issuance of $75 million in refunding bonds for the Convention Center.
A New Orleans police officer will serve 20 months in prison for lying about his actions after fatally shooting a man during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The victim was among thousands stranded after the 2005 storm.