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Brief: Louisiana continues to lose teachers

Maroon Staff

January 30, 2013

Filed under City, News

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The overall rate at which teachers are leaving public schools has been steady in recent years, despite a recent sharp increase in retirements, Louisiana education officials said Jan. 28. The state's teach...

Brief: Inmate denied life alternatives to lethal injection

Maroon Staff

January 30, 2013

Filed under City, News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has denied a bid to block the scheduled execution of condemned child-killer Christopher Sepulvado. Sepulvado is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Feb. 13. Louisiana's last execution took ...

Brief: Clean Zone is put into effect

Maroon Staff and Maroon Staff

January 30, 2013

Filed under City, News

The Clean Zone is now enforced and used to regulate promotional media throughout the city, according to NOLA Defender. The Clean Zone restricts promotional items starting from Jan. 28 to Feb. 5. According to the Clean ...

Super Bowl provides work experience for students

Hasani Grayson

January 30, 2013

Filed under City, News

With the Super Bowl this weekend, students are finding different ways to get involved. The event offers volunteer opportunities but there are a few paid part-time jobs being created as the demand for employees increases in th...

Video: 2011 Shooting at Tucks

MICHELLE GINGRAS

January 25, 2013

Filed under City, News

Brief: Actor chosen as Bacchus

Maroon Staff

January 23, 2013

Filed under City, News

Actor G.W. Bailey has been chosen as Bacchus XLIV according to WWL-TV. Bailey has starred in the "The Closer," "Major Crimes," and also in "M*A*S*H." In addition to being an actor, Bailey is also one of the founders of a non-...

Brief: City Council opposes the building of more venues on Frenchmen street

Maroon Staff

January 23, 2013

Filed under City, News

According to The Times-Picayune, the New Orleans City Council denied the proposed building plan for a new music venue on Frenchmen Street this past Tuesday. This is the second time that the applicant Penny Young has been denie...

Brief: Scam artists hit Krewe Du Vieux

Maroon Staff

January 23, 2013

Filed under City, News

During Krewe Du Vieux some parade-goers, desperate for parking spots, were scammed out of their money, according to WWL-TV. A group of men posed as owners of a private lot, ushered in cars and charged for the right to park. Th...

Brief: Public transportation will be effected in the upcoming weeks

Maroon Staff

January 23, 2013

Filed under City, News

Due to the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras, there will be many changes in the streetcar and bus routes during the upcoming weeks.  RTA officials have announced that from Jan. 25 to Feb. 12, the St. Charles Avenue street car se...

Lawmakers asked to give up tuition-setting power

MELINDA DESLATTE

January 23, 2013

Filed under City, News

Colleges and universities will again ask lawmakers to relinquish their tuition-setting authority, as budget cuts have repeatedly stripped financial resources from the schools, Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education Jim Pu...

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