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Brief: Lower employments reported

Associated Press

March 21, 2013


Filed under City, News

WASHINGTON (AP) - Unemployment rates increased in half of US states in January since December, as employers nationwide added the fewest jobs in seven months. The Labor Department said unemployment rates increased in 25 states. They fell in only eight states and were unchanged in 17. Nationally, the unem...

Brief: New career to be offered by UNO

Associated Press

March 21, 2013


Filed under City, News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Students interested in making a career out of developing computer and video games may be interested in a new discipline to be offered by the University of New Orleans. The university said its computer science department is now offering a concentration in game development. The Advocate...

New York works to reduce tobacco users

Associated Press

March 21, 2013


Filed under National, News

NEW YORK (AP) - A new proposal would require New York City retailers to keep tobacco products out of sight under a first-in-the-nation proposal aimed at reducing the youth smoking rate, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday. The legislation would require stores to keep tobacco products in cabinets, drawe...

First Jesuit named pope

First Jesuit named pope

BRIAN MURPHY AND MICHAEL WARREN

March 13, 2013


Filed under City, News, Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis I, an austere Jesuit intellectual who modernized Argentina's conservative Catholic church, is the first Pope from the Americas. Known until Wednesday as Jorge Bergoglio, the 76-year-old is known as a humble man who denied himself the luxuries that previous Buenos Aires ...

NOPD focuses on armed robberies

NIA PORTER

March 13, 2013


Filed under City, News

The Second District Police Department plans on decreasing the number of armed robberies that occur around the Uptown area in 2013. Not only have robberies been a serious problem in the Uptown area, but they have also been a serious problem throughout the city of New Orleans. According to the FBI, the n...

Brief: New ordinance to protect animals

The Maroon

March 13, 2013


Filed under City, News

A new city ordinance will now address various animal cruelty issues in New Orleans. District "A" councilmember Susan G. Guidry proposed to change the City Code on the care of domestic and feral animals. "I am proud to author this ordinance, which is the product of many months of collaboration and discussi...

Brief: Online predator arrested

The Maroon

March 13, 2013


Filed under City, News

SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Slidell police say a 41-year-old man allegedly used a bakery Facebook page and free cakes to lure a 15-year-old girl into a sexual relationship. Wilmer Segue of Slidell is being held on charges of stalking and seven counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, Detective Daniel Se...

Brief: Gamblers pay child support

The Maroon

March 13, 2013


Filed under City, News

HOUMA, La. (AP) - Child support debts cost gamblers in Louisiana casinos more than $806,000 of their winnings last year. Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Secretary Suzy Sonnier told The Courier that non-custodial parents around Louisiana owe more than $1.2 billion in child support. If gamble...

Spring Break vacation spots are fun and affordable

VANNIA ZELAYA

March 13, 2013


Filed under City, News

The days are getting sunnier, warmer and longer, and they serve as a reminder that the second biggest break of the semester is right around the corner. With some research assistance from Lonelyplanet.com and Expedia. com and tips from President of the New Orleans Concierge Association Justin Fauth, we...

Brief: Teens plead not guilty in rape, abduction

The Maroon

March 6, 2013


Filed under City, News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Three teenagers accused of abducting, robbing and raping a woman at gunpoint last month have pleaded not guilty to each of the six felony counts against them. The Times-Picayune reports state District Judge Franz Zibilich read indictments against the teens during the arraignment. Each en...

Brief: Research turns into business endeavor

The Maroon

March 6, 2013


Filed under City, News

Former Tulane professor Aline Betancourt's recent study of stem cells has led to a partnership with the New Orleans BioInnovation Center in order to commercialize her research, according to City Business. Betancourt developed a technology that gives stem cells a cue to reproduce in a more predictable way. Wi...

Pope selection process extensive

Pope selection process extensive

FRANCES D'EMILIO

March 6, 2013


Filed under City, News

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Ritual words, uttered in Latin, open and close the secret selection process of the new pope. Here's a look at what happens on the inside. WHO'S INSIDE: Under a rule change by Pope Paul VI in 1970, cardinals who are younger than 80 at the time the papacy becomes vacant are eligible...

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