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Some of the Saints staff and players frequent the dry cleaners where my daughter works. Yesterday she had the good fortune to try on a Super Bowl ring!

June 24, 2010 at 11:40am

The Coast Guard has recovered a body in Lake Pontchartrain, possibly that of the man missing from a Sunday night incident in which his boat crashed into the Causeway bridge, said Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Department has identified the missing man as Eric Smith, who was operating the boat at the time of the wreck. He was not wearing a floatation device.
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Three others who survived the wreck were identified as Mike Downin, Donald Marshall and Jimmy Valgarie, all of whom were wearing their flotation devices.

The Wildlife and Fisheries Department is heading up the investigation. It said it suspects alcohol was a factor in the wreck.

June 22, 2010 at 4:18pm

Have you ever heard the 2nd verse of The Star Spangled Banner?? I vaguely remember learning something about this in elementary or high school, but that was a minimum of 26 years ago.

June 22, 2010 at 12:10pm

I don't know how many of you listen to WRNO 99.5 fm, but here are a few little ditties that they play:

Links are on this page:

http://wrno.com/cc-common/mainheadlines2.html?feed=251362&article=7245718

June 21, 2010 at 3:32pm

Dunno where this is, but it's funny!!! not sure if it will embed, so here is a link:

http://www.break.com/index/mother-deer-destroys-dog.html

June 17, 2010 at 3:35pm

Enjoy this little video, it is a jewel. Half of you prolly already got it in an email. It has gone Viral!!

June 11, 2010 at 2:15pm

Irony, it's ironic.

June 08, 2010 at 8:11am

So much seriousness lately, someone even called me a bad name on here. Enjoy:

June 05, 2010 at 12:31pm

THIS IS SAD, PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD, AND MAYBE SEND A FEW $$ TO ST FRANCIS.

by Doug Mouton / Northshore Bureau Chief

wwltv.com

Posted on June 1, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Updated yesterday at 7:58 PM

Robert, La. - A one-car fatal car accident last Friday in Hattiesburg led authorities to a puppy mill in Robert.

Andrew Herman Ford of 48482 Highway 445 in Robert died Saturday morning in a fatal car crash.

Saturday, troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L went to the home to notify the next of kin. Troopers found the home vacant and unlocked, and filled with dogs.

Representatives from the St. Francis Animal Sanctuary were called to rescue the animals.

'They were living in their own filth, Susan Lancaster, the Administrative Director of the St. Francis Animal Sanctuary said Tuesday. 'They were living in their own excrement.'

Ford ran what Lancaster called 'a puppy mill', meaning cages were stacked three high for breeding. Ford pulled the puppies out to sell them, but otherwise, the animals never left their small cages.

'They've never come out of the crates,' Pam Perez, the President of the St. Francis Animal Sanctuary added. 'So, the crates were never cleaned.'

St. Francis staff and volunteers took 107 dogs to their 48-acre sanctuary in Tylertown, Mississippi. Three dogs are ready to give birth, so the total number of dogs taken from Ford's home in Robert could reach 120. Sanctuary representatives said, the dogs had never seen or felt grass.

'When we put them in the grass, they were freaking out,' Lancaster said. They didn't want to walk. They were tip toeing, they were jumping up and down, it's like, the grass scared them. And that's terrible, no dog should be afraid of grass.'

Some of the older animals now carry limps from living their entire lives in small cages. The dogs are small breeds like miniature pinschers, rat terriers and chihuahuas. After just three days in Tylertown, St. Francis leaders said, the dogs are rapidly becoming more sociable. 'It's amazing to see the turnaround,' Perez said.

'The change in just 24 hours is just extraordinary,' Lancaster added. '48 hours is remarkable, and it's just going to keep going that way.'

Lancaster said, the goal now is to adopt out as many of the dogs as possible. She estimated, at least 75 percent of the animals taken from Ford's home are adoptable.

'Most of them are so starved for attention,' Lancaster said, 'even the older ones, they will want to your friend. They will want to be in a family.'

Anyone interested in helping is encouraged to call the St. Francis Animal Sanctuary in Tylertown, Mississippi at (601) 222-1927.

June 02, 2010 at 1:57pm

We need this crew on the job!!

June 02, 2010 at 1:37pm

GOOD GOD, WE ARE SCREWED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For a good laugh, read the comments on nola.com:

http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2010/06/feds_meet_with_titanic_directo.html

Feds meet with 'Titanic' director James Cameron on oil spill
By The Associated Press
June 01, 2010, 2:43PM
'Top kill' didn't stop the Gulf oil spill. How about something 'titanic'?

james-cameron.JPGFilm director James Cameron

Federal officials are hoping film director James Cameron can help them come up with ideas on how to stop the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The 'Avatar' and 'Titanic' director was among a group of scientists and other experts who met Tuesday with officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies for a brainstorming session on stopping the massive oil leak.

The Canadian-born Cameron is considered an expert on underwater filming and remote vehicle technologies.

'Avatar' and 'Titanic' are the two highest-grossing films of all time.

June 02, 2010 at 12:16pm

Upset Nungesser walks out on Coast Guard meeting
Billy Nungesser

File photo, Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser

by Bigad Shaban / Eyewitness News

wwltv.com

Posted on June 1, 2010 at 4:24 PM

Updated today at 4:24 PM
Related:

* Photos: Oiled sea turtles rescued

BELLE CHASSE, La. – An upset Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser walked out of a Coast Guard meeting on sand berms calling it a “Dog and Pony Show.”

Nungesser said much of the meeting was spent talking about how well the boom was working. He called it “unbelievable and ridiculous” since he said much of the boom is not working.

Nungesser also said that President Obama had promised a decision by Wednesday on whether to approve the full, 100-mile sand berm barrier plan, but Nungesser now said that timetable is unlikely.

Nungesser also complained that the Coast Guard had only approved two miles of the berms and that hasn’t even started because BP hasn’t provided the funding.

June 01, 2010 at 5:27pm

'Bama just knocked FL off in the SEC tourney, it's LSU vs AL, both un-ranked teams that won all 3 games they played in the tournament. Should be a good game!! Looks like the Tigers got their MOJO back.

May 29, 2010 at 3:20pm

Seabrook boat launch and fishing pier closed for construction

by Frank Davis

wwltv.com

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 2:21 PM

Updated yesterday at 2:32 PM

Just got off the phone with Louis Capo of the Orleans Levee District. I called him to ask him, as many WWL-TV viewers have asked me, what was the latest information concerning the closure of the Seabrook Boat Launch and the Frank Davis Fishing Pier.

“Frank, that entire area is closed down right now as a public safety move,” he explained. “We aren’t the ones who closed it—it was the Corps of Engineers. But nevertheless, because there is only one road into the site and one road out of the site, we all believed that safety of the public using the area for boating and fishing was tantamount. “

Capo told me that he was aware of the sacrifices that sportsmen are making and how frustrating it is for them, especially seeing that right about now the summer run on drum, redfish, and big speckled trout is just starting at that site. Consensus of opinion is “the Frank Davis Fishing Pier is sitting over what is probably the hottest shore-fishing spot anywhere around Lake Pontchartrain.” Its popularity is evident 24 hours a day.

“Let me do this, Frank,” Capo concluded. “Let me call the Corp people and get the latest and most accurate information there is on the massive project , which also involves replacing a floodwall, raising the roadway crossovers, installing a floodgate, and other sundry aspects of the contract. Then I’ll pass all that data on to you and you can let the public know about it on your website.”
And that’s where we are now! Hopefully, by Tuesday afternoon I should have the most current statistics on the Seabrook launch and pier. And when I get it. . .you’ll read it right here.

----Frank Davis

May 29, 2010 at 1:57pm

Rush Limbaugh's questions for Obama when he visits the oil spill
Friday 05-28-2010 7:48am CT
Okay, ten more questions for the vacationer-in-chief. There's a big sob story in the Washington Post today by Anne Kornblut. I kid you not. It's a sob story. Oh, poor Obama, when duty calls, Obama has to put his holidays on hold. How do you get on vacation around here? Events are conspiring against Obama is what is written here, Anne Kornblut. Events are conspiring against Obama. The last time he tried to go home the Christmas bomber, the Fruit of Kaboom Bomber, got in the way. Now it's an oil spill that's getting in the way of his vacation. Can you imagine any such thing being written about Bush?

Question number one: Do you prefer golf or basketball when avoiding the hard work of being president?

Question number two: Approximately 70% of the American people approve of Arizona's immigration law and want the border sealed. What do you do, Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, and Felipe Calderon know about these matters that we don't?

Number three: You say that you won't rest until every American has a job and the Gulf oil spill is capped and the area cleaned up. Well, why are you vacationing in Chicago over the Memorial Day weekend and then returning to Washington for a Paul McCartney concert?

Number four: Speaking of Memorial Day, why not commemorate the day at Arlington National Cemetery? Are you avoiding Arlington due to the fact that you embarrassed yourself there a few years ago when you said, 'On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes, and I see many of them in the audience here today, our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.' Remember him saying that? He saw many of our fallen heroes in the audience, meaning he saw the walking dead. Remember he said that?

Number five: When you do deliver your Memorial Day remarks, if the word 'corpsman' pops up on your teleprompter, how will you pronounce the word, 'corpsman' or 'corpesman'?

Number six, did you learn to solve big problems by putting your boot on people's necks from Frank Marshall Davis, Saul Alinsky, Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, or Rahm Emanuel?

Number seven: When you said to your staff, 'Plug the damn hole,' was it your impression that BP had not yet thought of that, and did it take you five weeks to come up with that solution? What were some of the other ideas you had, if this was your latest and greatest idea, plug the hole?

Number eight: When it comes to Gulf oil spill, would you say that better late than never is your motto, or is it, why do today what can be done tomorrow?

Number nine: Should the American people be saying 'thank you' for the economy and for your response to the Gulf oil spill?

Number ten: Does the Mexican president ever object to what you tell him to say?

May 28, 2010 at 8:19am

Here is a time line of Obama's activities researched from Cspan.org by wrno radio:

Skippy's research on Obama's claim that he's been on the job since 'day one'
Friday 05-28-2010 8:00am CT

AGAIN obama says he's been all over this oil spill since day one. i call bull.

cspan.org has video of every public appearance obama makes, and a word-searchable transcript of those speeches. i went back and searched through every speech he made since the rig blew until he actually mentioned the disaster. he made 11 speeches in 9 days (although two of those were eulogies, so they don't really count) before he said one sentence in public about the oil spill. one of those speeches was commemorating EARTH F----- DAY... talk about ironic. who's his PR person, john mccain?

you'll also notice that the day BEFORE the rig blew, he spoke at a fundraiser for barbara boxer. yeah, the same broad who had the fundraiser he attended THIS WEEK instead of going to louisiana sooner. wtf? he reaaaally coulda skipped the one this week, man.

enjoy the research...

04.19.10

the day before the spill Obama speaks at fundraiser for Barbara Boxer

-the word 'oil' is not in the transcript

04.21.10

the day AFTER the spill

President Obama spoke to reporters before a meeting with Senate Judiciary Committee members about nominees to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

-the word 'oil' is not in the transcript

04.22.10

two days after the spill

President Obama spoke about the need for legislation to regulate Wall Street and the financial industry.

-1 mention of the word oil

'...a business might hedge against rising oil prices by buying a financial product to secure...'

LATER THE SAME DAY

President Obama spoke in the Rose Garden about Earth Day and environmental policy.

-NO MENTION OF THE WORD OIL

04.23.10

President Obama spoke at a naturalization ceremony for 24 active service members.

-no mention of the word oil

04.24.10

Presidential Weekly Address:

Obama talked about the state of the U.S. automobile companies following the government's decision to aid and restructure the industry and the need for financial regulatory change on Wall Street.

-the word 'oil' is not in the transcript

04.25.10

President Obama and Vice President Biden delivered eulogies at a memorial service for the 29 coal miners killed in an explosion that occurred on April 5, 2010, in the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, West Virginia.

-the word 'oil' is not in the transcript

04.26.10

President Obama spoke to business leaders about increasing trade with Muslim countries and promoting business opportunities for companies in the Muslim world.

-the word 'oil' is not in the transcript

04.27.10

President Obama delivered remarks underscoring the importance of forging bipartisan consensus around recommendations to meaningfully improve our long-run fiscal health.

-1 mention of the word 'oil'

'My budget ends loopholes and tax giveaways for oil and gas companies and for the wealthiest 2 percent...'

LATER THAT SAME DAY

President Obama held a town hall meeting at the Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa.

-1 mention of the word 'oil'

'For decades, our dependence on foreign oil threatened our economic and national security.'

04.28.10

President Obama spoke about the need for legislation to regulate Wall Street and the financial industry.

-1 mention of the word 'oil'

'...and create energy independence so we don't have to import as much oil.'

04.29.10

Funeral service honoring the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Dorothy I. Height was held. President Obama delivered the eulogy.

-no mention of the word 'oil'

04.29.10

At a recognition ceremony for 2010 teacher of the year Sarah Brown, President Obama spoke about the federal response to an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He said he's sending (not 'sent'... 'sending') SWAT teams to inspect the rigs, lisa jackson, and some lawyers to the Gulf. That's about it. The video is 2:30.

May 28, 2010 at 8:17am

2 recent remarks by Rep. Scalise on Obama

'He talks like John Wayne, but walks like PeeWee Herman'

'We don't need a finger-pointer in chief, we need a Commander in Chief'

Good stuff.

May 28, 2010 at 8:12am

the banner ad on the home page of the forum section recruiting recreational fishermen for a probably unwinnable class action lawsuit has no business here. I also suspect that with it's phishing software is one reason why this site is running slow to load.

Do away with that ad!!!

May 26, 2010 at 10:58pm

Steve Scalise on Federal inaction.

May 25, 2010 at 9:13am

http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2010/05/bp_trying_again_with_mile-long.html

May 16, 2010 at 7:03am
A comment titled: hmm in response to a report titled: Motor came Off the boat

3 Words: Self-locking nuts. Also, I don't think the average bay boat transom was designed for jack plate usage. When the jackplate is trimmed up to where the motor is higher than where it would have been bolted to the transom, it is acting as a torque multiplier. I bet it is actually doubling, tripling, or more the torque on the transom. Think about it like a fulcrum you are using to lift say, 300lbs. Take a playground seesaw. Put a 90lb bag of concrete on one end, then go to the other side of the pivot point, go 1 foot up and try to push down and lift the concrete, then move back another foot and try again, repeat. As you get further back from the pivot point, it is easier to lift the concrete. The lever is multiplying the torque you are applying. Same with the jackplate.

June 29, 2010 at 10:32am
A comment titled: well in response to a report titled: Advice on how to get my boat registered

He states that the boat had been registered 2 owners ago. The below will not work since the boat was registered in La before.

June 29, 2010 at 8:27am
A comment titled: wow in response to a report titled: Advice on how to get my boat registered

You just threw away your money, unless you can get a notarized bill of sale from the last registered owner. I can't believe you did that after all the threads on this site for the last 5 years covering this exact scenario!!

I'm not bashing you, but would you buy a car from someone who had never registered it when they bought it? It could be stolen, and now you are in possession of stolen property.

June 28, 2010 at 5:15pm
A comment titled: wow in response to a report titled: M35A3

Needed a tracked vehicle for that muck. Or a much lighter truck.

June 28, 2010 at 3:25pm
A comment titled: thanks in response to a report titled: Why

Thanks Tony.

June 28, 2010 at 3:20pm
A comment titled: well............ in response to a report titled: United States Marine Corps

Okay, I got to let the cat out of the bag..............Mt Suribachi, the whole platoon takes the contents of their foot lockers, and stuffs them into their Sea Bags. Then the Sea Bags are passed around, and the contents are then dumped into a giant pile in the 'classroom'. Once they are all dumped, you have 2 minutes to get your stuff, and put it back in your Sea Bag. Of course, this is impossible to do, so after three or four times of not being able to find all yer own stuff, you realize the point is to pick up all the gear and clothes, and stuff whatever you can into your Sea Bag. Then, during freetime that night, you take your Sea Bag and drop off items at the proper foot locker. (your name is on everything you have)

June 28, 2010 at 9:57am
A comment titled: reversed in response to a report titled: trolling motor runs backwards

You reversed the polarity obviously when you changed out the battery. ezpz.

June 28, 2010 at 9:43am
A comment titled: yeah in response to a report titled: Why

I commented a few weeks ago about the banner ads the lawyers are running to recruit people to sue BP cuz they can't fish recreationally. I was dressed down and told that if I wanted the site to stay free, I shouldn't complain about who advertises here. My business would not allow advertisements that didn't jibe with my and my customers views.

It's all about the money nowadays.

June 28, 2010 at 8:30am
A comment titled: try in response to a report titled: Any Suggestions?

try the rig at Alligator Point. The barges they have across Rigolets and Chef Pass are stunting the tide into Lake Ponch. Go to the rig at Alligator Point, fish the area where the flow pipes leave the rig, there is a shell pad down there. Carolina rig live shrimp.

June 28, 2010 at 8:27am
A comment titled: haha! in response to a report titled: United States Marine Corps

When you get your Drill Instructors and they bring you to your first phase squadbay, ask the Senior Drill Instructor if your platoon can play 'Mount Suribachi' LOL. You won't forget it!

June 26, 2010 at 1:22pm
A comment titled: positive in response to a report titled: boating /DWI

I am positive.

June 26, 2010 at 10:52am
A comment titled: oh in response to a report titled: United States Marine Corps

I just remembered. Dunno how it is today, but back in 1984 they were a little harder on the reservists in boot camp. Every time we went to chow or to a class, the Platoon Guide would have to do a head count. Reservists had to raise their hands while he counted the recruits. Then he would report to the Drill Instructor; 'Sir, the count on deck is 72 United States Marine Corps Recruits, and 5 Reservists, Sir!'

Oh, and never sit on your footlocker. Ask me how I know. LOL.

June 26, 2010 at 9:50am
A comment titled: wrong in response to a report titled: boating /DWI

You guys are wrong. The penalties for dwi are the same in a boat as a car, bicycle, motorcycle, or horse, or even a riding lawn mower.

However, you CAN have an open container on a boat. The operator/driver CAN have a beer, he just cannot have a bac of .08 or higher. I have been checked no less than 5 times by LDWF and had open beers on the boat in plain sight, but the driver was sober. If they see open containers they will scrutinize the driver, but you are completely legal as long as the operator is below .08 bac.

However, it would be best for the driver to either not drink, or drink no more than 1 beer per hour.

Use your own judgement.

June 26, 2010 at 9:45am
A comment titled: big in response to a report titled: OPINIONS

I would recommend the 20lb PP. It is a little stiff at first, but it quickly gets more limp as you use it.

NOTE Power Pro is better suited for spinning rather than casting reels.

There is a learning curve with PP. You have to learn how to cast it into the wind, otherwise you will have a mess on your hands. I have some reels in green PP and some in yellow. It makes it easier to undo tangles when fishing with the wife and kids.

Also, since there is no stretch in PP, there is no need for the 'Bill Dance Hookset'. Cork goes under, simply reel, fish will be hooked.

My first experience with Power Pro was fishing with Capt Rory Rorison, he helped me get way ahead of the learning curve with PP.

June 25, 2010 at 10:08am
A comment titled: grunt in response to a report titled: United States Marine Corps

Your butt is gonna be in the Middle East 13 months after you enter boot camp. Guy here at work, daughter joined the Air Force last year. She is in school to be a flight medic, she is deploying to Afghanistan in December. He was assured by the recruiter that there was little chance she would be sent there. LOL. I told him 'all the fresh meat is going over cuz everyone else has been 3 or 4 times already.'

I'm not saying there is anything wrong with that, when I was 18 and in the Marines, I wanted the action too. I screwed up and switched my MOS after boot camp from Avionics to Infantry. Blew my knee out 5 weeks later. Got railroaded out and sent home cuz they said it was a re-injury of a prior knee injury when I was 16. That was BS, but in 1985 there were so many people trying to get in the service to escape the bad economy, they could pick and choose who they kept.

If you have any prior injuries like that, don't tell them about it.

June 25, 2010 at 9:16am
A comment titled: nope in response to a report titled: Hunting Club Members needed

You need at least 100 acres/member.

June 25, 2010 at 9:06am
A comment titled: prolly in response to a report titled: Suzuki outboard

Sounds like a blown seal on the crankshaft to me.

June 25, 2010 at 9:04am
A comment titled: nice in response to a report titled: Grand Isle Incident Command

Great job Mike!

June 24, 2010 at 4:20pm
A comment titled: yep in response to a report titled: Prices are changing

co worker went to Bozo's in Metairie yesterday. Sign out front saying prices rising due to market. Oysters were $19/dozen, and were 1/2 dollar size at best, and not tasty at all. They came from out of town, and were pasteurized. 3 stuffed shrimp were also $19.

June 24, 2010 at 3:23pm
A comment titled: real in response to a report titled: Hold my beer and Watch this

I've seen similar pics of these types of things. Anything could have gone wrong, from booze, frozen steering, etc.

June 24, 2010 at 2:34pm
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