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  • Landrieu names resiliency officer

    November 9, 2014 2:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mayor Mitch Landrieu has appointed Jeff Hebert as New Orleans' first chief resiliency officer. Hebert currently leads the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority. The New Orleans Advocate reported ( the position of chief resiliency officer is being created in cities nationwide as part of the Rockefeller Foundation's... more »
  • Pennington names business development executive

    August 2, 2014 1:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - David Winwood has been named chief business development officer for LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center. The Advocate reports his job will be to commercialize research and technology developed at Pennington. Pennington has a 234-acre LSU campus and a staff of more than 500, focused clinical... more »
  • Louisiana-Monroe names Jeter artist-in-residence

    June 14, 2014 10:19 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - University of Louisiana-Monroe alumnus and printmaking instructor Doyle Jeter has been named artist-in-residence at the university's School of Visual and Performing Arts for the 2014-15 academic year. The News-Star reports Jeter, a 1975 graduate of the university, is touring the country exhibiting his collection of lithographs... more »
  • La. names preservationist of the year

    April 13, 2014 2:47 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Jean Sayres of Shreveport has been honored as Louisiana preservationist of the year. The Times reports she was cited recently at the 2014 Louisiana Culture Awards. Lt. Gov. Dardenne will formally present the award to Sayres on April 22 at the Culture Connection in Baton Rouge.... more »
  • West Baton Rouge Parish names first fire chief

    February 14, 2014 9:14 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - West Baton Rouge Parish Council President Riley Berthelot has appointed veteran firefighter Charles K. Stephens as fire chief for West Baton Rouge Parish. The Advocate reports the 49-year-old Stephens is the assistant fire chief of Port Allen. Stephen's appointment marks the first time fire protection... more »
  • Pope names successor in Buenos Aires

    March 28, 2013 8:22 AM

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis has made his first bishop appointment, naming the bishop of Santa Rosa, Argentina as his successor as archbishop of Buenos Aires and the top churchman in Argentina. Archbishop Mario Poli had been an auxiliary bishop in the Argentine capital in 2002-2008 while the former... more »
  • UK court: Mulcaire must reveal phone hacking names

    July 4, 2012 9:43 AM

    LONDON (AP) - A private investigator convicted of hacking phones for a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid must reveal who at the newspaper ordered him to do it, Britain's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. Glenn Mulcaire was jailed briefly in 2007 for eavesdropping on the voicemail messages of royal aides on behalf of... more »
  • Pope names new Denver archbishop, Buffalo bishop

    May 29, 2012 6:51 AM

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - The pope has named Monsignor Samuel Aquila as the new archbishop for Denver, Colorado, filling an important U.S. post left vacant after Archbishop Charles Chaput moved to Philadelphia. The 61-year-old Aquila, currently bishop of Fargo, North Dakota, is returning home in many ways, having studied at... more »
  • Judiciary commission names new chair, vice-chair

    March 30, 2012 9:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court says a Jefferson Parish attorney is the new chairman of the Louisiana Judiciary Commission, and a judge from Ouachita Parish is the new vice-chair. It says William "Bill" W. Hall succeeds Carol R. LeBlanc of Lafourche Parish as chairman. Hall is an... more »
  • E. Baton Rouge Parish names school superintendent

    March 23, 2012 9:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - After seven months of searching, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has settled on Bernard Taylor, superintendent of schools in Grand Rapids, Mich., to take over the second-largest school district in Louisiana. All 11 members of the school board voted to choose Taylor, doing... more »
  • Analyst charged with selling homeowners' names

    January 20, 2012 9:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans woman who worked as an analyst for Louisiana's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program has been charged with plotting to sell the names of residents eligible for federal funds to elevate their homes after Hurricane Katrina. A court filing Thursday charges 33-year-old Wanda Acker Williams... more »
  • East Feliciana names interim assistant school head

    January 11, 2012 10:40 AM

    CLINTON, La. (AP) - The East Feliciana Parish School Board has named Edna Lusk Thomas, interim assistant superintendent with a Feb. 1 start date. The board also approved Tuesday an application deadline and selection process for hiring a new superintendent to replace Douglas Beauchamp, who plans to retire in June.... more »
  • EPA names director for Oil Spill Restoration Panel

    October 26, 2010 10:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Florida native and consultant on environmental and land issues has been given the job of executive director for a panel set up to handle ecosystem restoration from the BP oil spill. John Hankinson Jr. will handle the daily affairs of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration... more »
  • Coast Guard Names New On-Scene Coordinator

    July 10, 2010 11:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rear Adm. Paul Zukunft (zoo-KUHNFT) will relieve Rear Adm. James Watson as federal on-scene coordinator for the Gulf oil spill. National Incident Commander Thad Allen said Saturday that Zukunft will take over the job Monday. Zukunft is the Coast Guard's assistant commandant for marine safety, security... more »
  • New Orleans Museum of Art Names New Director

    May 14, 2010 10:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Museum of Art says Susan M. Taylor will become its sixth director on Sept. 1, when E. John Bullard retires after 37 years. Bullard will remain on staff as Director Emeritus to help Taylor's transition and will work on the museum's centennial celebrations... more »
  • Five Names In The Hat To Be The Next Legislative Auditor

    March 17, 2010 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Five people have applied to be the state's new legislative auditor, to lead the office that reviews the financial books of state and local government agencies. Among the applicants is Daryl Purpera, who is working as the interim legislative auditor, since Steve Theriot retired in... more »

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