Saturday, January 24, 2015

For the Week Ending January 24, 2015

Celebrity Watch

Worthy of a headline in the New Orleans media:
Bo Dollis, longtime Big Chief of the Wild Magnolias Mardi Gras Indians, has died.
Pope Francis: Catholics Shouldn't Breed 'Like Rabbits'

Vocabulary Watch

adjective: Giving opinions beyond one’s area of expertise.
noun: One who gives opinions beyond one’s area of expertise.

Again, only in New Orleans would this be a major headline:

WHAT??!!! West Coast labor dispute could lead to Mardi Gras bead shortage, television station reports

For many folks, no Mardi Gras season can be called a success unless bags and bags of beads have to be toted up the attic stairs after the parades have all passed. But a labor dispute across the country could spell trouble for getting some of those beads into the hands of the people who toss them off the Carnival floats, a WWL news report says.

A New Orleans Soap Opera:

Tom Benson’s gambit to remove Saints, Pelicans from heirs’ trusts could fall flat

As the estranged daughter and grandchildren of Saints owner Tom Benson seek to have him declared mentally unfit, a second drama is playing out that also has the potential to undermine his effort to wrest away future control of his sports franchises and award them to his wife.


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