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  • Lake Dubisson launch reopens

    March 30, 2014 1:47 PM

    WASHINGTON, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has reopened the boat launch at the Grand Prairie Interstate 49 rest area. The launch provides access to Lake Dubisson, a popular fishing, water skiing and swimming area a few miles north of Washington. Transportation department spokeswoman Deidra Druilhet... more »
  • Baton Rouge to launch City Key mapping website

    January 14, 2014 9:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge is set this week to launch a new high-tech community mapping tool, providing the public easier access to data ranging from locations of public services, including libraries and bus stops, to area demographics. The Advocate reports the City Key website, which will be... more »
  • Royal Caribbean to launch new cruise ship

    December 12, 2013 8:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Royal Caribbean International's new 2,360-passenger Serenade of the Seas arrives Thursday at the Port of New Orleans and will sail weekly cruises through April. The ship was completely refurbished last December and replaces the cruise line's Navigator of the Seas, which was home-ported in New Orleans... more »
  • Queen of the Mississippi to launch service

    August 3, 2012 8:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A comeback for old-fashioned paddlewheel riverboat travel on the Mississippi River continues this weekend with the departure from New Orleans of the Queen of the Mississippi, a brand new, quintuple-decked vessel mixing 19th century trappings meant to evoke the Mark Twain era with modern amenities including... more »
  • Winehouse family launch singer's foundation in NY

    April 12, 2012 11:26 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The parents of late singer Amy Winehouse officially launched the U.S. branch of a foundation named for their daughter at New York's Joe's Pub, where the embattled pop star made her American debut five years ago. The Amy Winehouse Foundation - aimed at assisting disadvantaged youth... more »
  • Boat launch ramps closed on Red River

    March 23, 2012 7:25 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - High water is forcing closure of the Red River public boat launching ramps operated by the Red River Waterway Commission in Rapides, Red River, Natchitoches, Winn, Grant, Rapides and Avoyelles parishes. The closures are taking effect Friday. The public boat ramps were closed in Caddo and... more »
  • Public boat launch in Cut Off closes

    January 10, 2012 10:54 AM

    CUT OFF, La. (AP) - Disagreement over lease terms has cut off the public boat launch at Cut Off. It's the only public boat launch from Lafourche Parish to Little Lake, south of Lake Salvador. Without the launch, parish residents must drive 80 miles to Lafitte to get into the... more »
  • 2nd Delay for NASA's Launch of Spacecraft to Moon

    September 9, 2011 9:10 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's latest moonshot has been delayed again. A pair of spacecraft intended to orbit the moon and measure its gravity will not lift off until Saturday. NASA says it needs time to analyze data for the rocket's propulsion system. Concerns arose following Thursday's failed launch... more »
  • Austria kidnap victim book launch draws big crowd

    September 9, 2010 10:07 PM

    VIENNA (AP) - Amid tight security and applause, an Austrian kidnap victim presented a book about her 8 1/2 year ordeal Thursday, saying she wrote it to start a new life. Natascha Kampusch was abducted as a 10-year-old schoolgirl and held in an underground cell in a Vienna suburb until... more »
  • Vitter, Melancon launch attack ads in Senate race

    August 12, 2010 9:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter launched his TV re-election campaign Thursday casting likely Democratic nominee Charlie Melancon as a congressional spendthrift who favors millionaires and illegal immigrants at the expense of working people. Melancon, who aired an ad earlier this week, previewed on Thursday his latest,... more »
  • Launch to put Katrina Levee Breaches on National Register of Historic Places

    August 4, 2010 1:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans organization has launced an effort to have two spots where levees failed during Hurricane Katrina placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Levees.org announced the effort at a news conference Wednesday in the Lower 9th Ward, where many of Katrina's more than... more »
  • Shuttle Launch Sets Record

    April 5, 2010 10:37 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Discovery and seven astronauts rocketed into orbit Monday on one of NASA's final stockpiling missions to the International Space Station, its takeoff flames bringing an early dawn to the coast with this last scheduled shuttle launch in darkness. The... more »
  • Caterpillars in Space

    November 13, 2009 11:48 AM

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - These bugs have the right stuff. Three monarch caterpillars are about to become insect astronauts. University of Kansas prof Chip Taylor is providing the caterpillars for a space shuttle launch planned for Monday. The Wichita Eagle reports the bugs will ride the shuttle Atlantis to the... more »
  • City of New Iberia Unveils New Website

    October 16, 2009 3:52 PM

    NEW IBERIA, Louisiana (October 15, 2009). The City of New Iberia is proud to announce the launch of its new website: www.cityofnewiberia.com. The City partnered with Firefly Digital of Lafayette to design the site and to integrate a feature called "The Website Gadget." The Gadget enables City staff to manage... more »

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