News roundup: Foundation for EBR schools adds five directors … Palin to visit La. in support of GOP Senate candidate Maness … FAA approves drones for moviemaking
On board: The Foundation for East Baton Rouge School System announced today that it has appointed five business and community leaders to its board of directors. They are: Renee Chatelain, executive director of the Manship Theatre;...
DATE: September 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
The River City Jazz Masters series kicks off its new season with a show from an award-winning group of musicians. The Kenny Garrett Quintet performs Thursday at the Manship Theatre as part of the annual jazz concert series. The show starts at 7:30...
DATE: September 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: (Weekender) Music
Candidates for public office often seek out endorsements from political or civic groups or even individuals viewed as having influence in a community. But as The Shreveport Times reports, political observers say whether those endorsements...
DATE: September 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
Attorneys, judges and others interviewed by LaPolitics expect 15 to 20 district judge races this year. Many of the seats, which carry with them six-year terms, are opening up because judges either want to retire for the obvious reasons—to...
DATE: July 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
Louisiana has a serious problem: an eroding coastline. One Baton Rouge firm, Martin Ecosystems, has developed a unique technology to reverse it: floating islands made of a matrix material derived from recycled plastic drinking bottles. With native...
DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue
Baton Rouge is considered to be among the most tree-covered cities in the country, with one study by Southern University professor Kamran Abdollahi released in 2012 showing
DATE: July 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
Ed Walters, successful legal publisher and adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, has a lot of questions about how laws and regulations can catch up with the robotic revolution that is accelerating before our very eyes. Walters, a...
DATE: July 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
Fonda Funderburk has been promoted to senior vice president of the Bank of Zachary. She is the manager of retail operations for the bank, overseeing all front-line activities. Funderburk is also a lending officer, primarily in consumer loans. She...
DATE: July 07, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue
News roundup: Industry raids academia for oil engineering talent … US seen as world's biggest oil producer after overtaking Saudi Arabia ... Americans are No. 1 in leaving gratuities, survey says
The other brain drain: Companies eager to sustain the energy boom are exploring for oil engineers in college classrooms and discovering them at the desk up front. The Houston Chronicle reports the result is a growing shortage...
DATE: July 07, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
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