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Jul 30, 2014

Louisiana lawmakers react angrily to #TXLege Rep. @DBonnen's use of an ethnic slur & to "Katrina children" context s.nola.com/YccK9Ok

Jul 30, 2014

RT @lmcgaughy: Texas legislator uses sometimes-slur for Cajun in discussion of 'Katrina children,' by @JSODonoghue s.nola.com/YccK9Ok @nolanews #txlege

Jul 30, 2014

Texas legislator uses sometimes-slur for Cajun in discussion of 'Katrina children,' by @JSODonoghue s.nola.com/YccK9Ok @nolanews #txlege

3 judges refuse to rule on Jefferson School Board members' dustup

nola.com — Three state judges have stepped aside from ruling on a dustup between two Jefferson Parish School Board members, forcing the 24th Judicial District Court to postpone and reassign the case. Michael Delesdernier and Cedric Floyd were due in the Gretna court on Wednesday, after Delesdernier sought a restraining order against Floyd.
Jul 30, 2014

All recused themselves. RT @1manueltorres: 3 judges refuse to rule on Jefferson School Board members' dustup bit.ly/XgvJzS #LaEd

Jul 30, 2014

3 judges refuse to rule on Jefferson School Board members' dustup nola.com/education/inde…

HBO orders 'Show Me a Hero' miniseries, David Simon's first post-'Treme' project

nola.com — HBO has given a green light to David Simon's first post-" Treme" project - a six-hour miniseries based on Lisa Belkin's nonfiction book "Show Me a Hero," an account of a public-housing controversy in Yonkers, N.Y. Multiple outlets reported the news Wednesday (July 30).
Jul 30, 2014

RT @ClandestineNOLA: HBO orders 'Show Me a Hero' miniseries, David Simon's first post-'Treme' project ow.ly/2KXVpO

Jul 30, 2014

RT @DaveWalkerTV: HBO orders 'Show Me a Hero' miniseries, David Simon's first post-#Treme' project: bit.ly/1oN4xTM

Jul 30, 2014

HBO orders 'Show Me a Hero' miniseries, David Simon's first post-#Treme' project: bit.ly/1oN4xTM

DA Walter Reed used public money to pad his own retirement, records show

nola.com — St. Tammany Parish District Attorney Walter Reed used public money to pay for a supplemental retirement plan for himself and a few of his selected employees that netted Reed $37,586 in retirement contributions in 2011 alone, according to records provided to NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune and WVUE Fox 8 News.
Jul 30, 2014

RT @NOLAnews: DA Walter Reed used public money to pad his own retirement, records show bit.ly/1rJfBjQ

Idris Muhammad, legendary New Orleans drummer, is dead at 74

nola.com — Idris Muhammad, whose drumming crossed over several musical styles including funk, jazz, and rhythm and blues, died Tuesday (July 29). He was 74. Muhammad's death was confirmed by close friend Dan Williams, who got to know Muhammad through Williams' Jazz Journey concert series sponsored by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

String of beatings by teens indicates 'a grudge against society in general'

nola.com — The scene is horrifying and perplexing. A man rounds the corner on his way to his neighborhood food co-op only to be attacked and beaten by a group of seven or eight teenagers -- and not for money. After it happened to him Sunday in New Orleans' St.
Jul 30, 2014

RT @tmorris504: String of beatings by teens indicates 'a grudge against society in general' | NOLA.com bit.ly/1prfppv

Jul 30, 2014

String of beatings by teens indicates 'a grudge against society in general' | NOLA.com bit.ly/1prfppv

'Sharknado 2: The Second One': 5 reasons we watched, explained by social media

nola.com — "Sharknado 2: The Second One," the sequel to 2013's unexpected phenomenon hit, was another sweeping social media sensation for SyFy on Wednesday night. By the end of the broadcast, the movie's official Twitter site, @SharknadoSyfy, reported it had nine hashtags trending, thanks to commentary on cameo appearances by Billy Ray Cyrus and Downtown Julie Brown to those sharing tips on How to Survive a Sharknado.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @NOLAnews: 'Sharknado 2: The Second One': 5 reasons we watched, explained by social media bit.ly/1nLb01s

Jul 30, 2014

RT @LarryHolder: Projected New Orleans Saints depth chart after Week 1 of training camp s.nola.com/ooUHb5B via @nolanews

Jul 30, 2014

RT @LarryHolder: Projected New Orleans Saints depth chart after Week 1 of training camp s.nola.com/ooUHb5B via @nolanews

Jul 30, 2014

RT @LarryHolder: Projected New Orleans Saints depth chart after Week 1 of training camp s.nola.com/ooUHb5B via @nolanews

Victor Butler hopes to play role after watching New Orleans Saints' defense grow in 2013

nola.com — White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. -- When Victor Butler tore his ACL last June during the New Orleans Saints' organized team activities, he was forced to watch as a resurgent defense helped push the Saints to 11 wins and a wild card playoff victory.
Jul 30, 2014

RT @NOLAsports: Victor Butler hopes to play role after watching New Orleans Saints' defense grow ow.ly/zLHmJ

Jul 30, 2014

Victor Butler hopes to play role this year after watching #Saints' defense grow in 2013 bit.ly/1zwvHSn

Jul 30, 2014

Denham Springs man arrested in Connecticut; claimed he was a 'sovereign citizen' s.nola.com/SfnJUza via @brnola

Readers react to Jefferson Parish School Board members' dustup

nola.com — This week, we reported on two Jefferson Parish School Board members who seem to have some trouble getting along. Vice President Michael Delesdernier is seeking a restraining order against member Cedric Floyd, after the two got into a heated debate during the board's July 2 meeting.

St. Roch residents unite against crime in the wake of recent beatings

nola.com — St. Roch residents at a Wednesday anti-violence rally would have been in the street to protest crime in their community even if a pair of of their neighbors hadn't recently been brutally beaten by groups of teens. The march had been scheduled prior to the attacks but was rained out.

Cook Political Report calls Louisiana congressional candidate Lenar Whitney 'frightening'

nola.com — Cook Political Report analyst David Wasserman has doubled down on his criticism of state Rep. Lenar Whitney, who is running for Louisiana's 6th U.S. House district. In an essay for The Washington Post Wednesday, Wasserman called Whitney the most "frightening or fact-averse candidate" he has ever met .
Jul 30, 2014

"Of course she thinks Obama was born in America. She just wishes he would act like it." nola.com/politics/index… cc: @Redistrict

Jul 30, 2014

Responding WaPo article, @LenarWhitney spox tells @jsodonoghue, "vitriol toward conservative women is insane" nola.com/politics/index… #lalege

Jul 30, 2014

String of beatings by teens indicates 'a grudge against society in general' s.nola.com/yDHGXwh via @nolanews

Jul 30, 2014

RT @BachmanWrites: Need ideas? A 'Staycation' itinerary for St. Tammany, day 1: Around world in 8 days s.nola.com/mPKx5rG

Jul 30, 2014

RT @BachmanWrites: Need ideas? > A 'Staycation' itinerary for St. Tammany, day one: Around the world in eight days s.nola.com/mPKx5rG

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