February 2, 2012 |
NEW ORLEANS - Alligator hunters, raccoon wranglers, and crawfish catchers in Louisiana's critter-filled swamps and bayous are increasingly common on television. Since the introduction of the History Channel's wildly popular Swamp People in 2010, roughly a dozen other Louisiana-based reality shows have made their television debuts, among them the Travel Channel's Girls, Guns and Gators , CMT's Crawfish Cowboys , and the Discovery Channel's Ragin' Cajuns . The reason for the boom in Louisiana-based reality TV is twofold, said the state's lieutenant governor, Jay Dardenne.
July 27, 1990 |
Pundits, frustrated seers and abortion rights foes, lend me your ears. We have come to divine the judicial predilections of David Hackett Souter as the newest kid on the Supreme Court block, not to assess his qualifications. So, let us look no further than his New Hampshire godfather and the Louisiana agenda he will pursue. If you think Souter is objective, note the right-wing footprints of the president's cretinous chief of staff, New Hampshire's John Sununu, that cover Souter like an early morning fog in a swamp.
July 19, 1990 |
When Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer vetoed what the press reminds us was "the most restrictive abortion measure in the nation," rather than putting the emphasis on whom it was designed to protect, he said he could not sign any bill that did not include exceptions for pregnancies resulting from rape and incest. The governor has now been sent a bill that provides those exceptions. Instead of signing it immediately, he is waffling and expressing fears that it might not be constitutional, an issue that is not his to decide.
November 15, 1991 |
At the age of 66, Robert Mulligan is a man for whom the passions of first love must be a remote memory. But he can still make movies that positively seethe with its obsessive intensity. Combine that power of recollection with Mulligan's trademark gift for evoking time and place and you have The Man in the Moon, a lyrically moving coming-of-age story set in rural Louisiana in the '50s. A lot of jaded moviegoers may reflexively cringe, rightly feeling that they have grown old in the presence of endless Hollywood coming-of-age dramas.
October 13, 2010
Air Products & Chemicals Inc., Allentown, said today that it will construct a 180-mile pipeline connecting its existing Louisiana and Texas hydrogen pipeline systems. The company said the link will join a network of 20 plants and more than 600 miles of pipelines that would be the world's largest hydrogen plant and pipeline supply network. The joined system - to be operational in mid-2012 - would supply the Louisiana and Texas refinery and petrochemical industries from New Orleans to the Houston Ship Channel with more than one billion cubic feet of hydrogen a day. The company did not disclose the cost of the pipeline.
June 13, 2013 |
Eagles left tackle Jason Peters was charged early Wednesday morning with speeding and resisting a police officer by flight in Monroe, La., police told the Monroe News-Star. Peters, driving a white Camaro, was racing a blue sedan about 4:45 a.m. when a police deputy attempted to pull over the vehicles, according to the report, which cited an arrest affidavit. The sedan pulled over, but Peters kept driving and exceeded 100 m.p.h. in the pursuit, police said. Peters eventually pulled over and complied with police when they told him to get out of his car. He was handcuffed, arrested, and charged.
March 7, 2016 |
Donald Trump won Louisiana's Republican primary and Kentucky's caucuses, but Texas Senator Ted Cruz claimed caucus wins in Maine and Kansas to bolster his argument that he is the main alternative to the businessman and reality TV star for the party's presidential nomination. In the Democratic race, front-runner Hillary Clinton won the primary in Louisiana, according to the Associated Press, while Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders had victories in Kansas and Nebraska caucuses, party officials said.
September 15, 1995
Back in 1991, also facing bad economic news (falling prices for oil and gas), Louisiana did what the Rendell administration now wants Pennsylvania to do: It waved in gambling - to wit, video poker and riverboat casinos - the better for the Big Easy and its waterfront brethren to the north to rake in easy money. The rest is history - and fairly depressing history, to boot. Maybe, the Pennsylvania House's Republican leadership read about it earlier this week. In their legislative action plan, they didn't even bother to mention Gov. Ridge's vertebra-impaired idea of holding a state referendum on whether to authorize riverboats.
September 5, 2012 |
NEW ORLEANS - Tens of thousands of customers remained in the dark Monday in Louisiana and Mississippi, nearly a week after Isaac inundated the Gulf Coast with a deluge that still has some low-lying areas under water. Most of those were in Louisiana, where utilities reported more than 100,000 people without power. Thousands also were without power in Mississippi and Arkansas. In Louisiana, many evacuees remained at shelters or bunked with friends or relatives. "My family is split up," said Angela Serpas, from severely flooded Braithwaite in Plaquemines Parish.
November 19, 1991
In the end Louisiana voters did the American thing: They turned their backs on a man who has devoted his life to sowing the seeds of bigotry and hatred. Whatever thoughts they may be harboring about what's wrong with their state or the nation, they sanely concluded that David Duke isn't the answer. And their choice is all the more satisfying - at least to outsiders - in that it required so many people to hold their noses and vote for oft- investigated, twice-indicted former Gov. Edwin W. Edwards.