I’ve been having some technical difficulties but finally knocked those out yesterday afternoon. I’ve also spent some time lately improving technical back office issues here at Slabbed including a better security perimeter as Slabbed has been subject to at least one denial of service attack in the past 6 weeks. The streets of information dissemination aka the news biz are mean indeed.
That has worked out OK though since the local news cycle has been slow but today the dam has broken and we have links galore. In the interest of time I’ll do this in one post so let’s start with Margie Seemann of the Jefferson Parish Citizens for Good Government. Margie, her sister and the gang at CFGG are true public servants and today the issues with campaign finance so often highlighted by CFGG go front and center in the NOLA.com series Louisiana Purchased. Let’s start with a video interview of Margie:
Who to believe? The likes of Chris Roberts and Mark Spears or our own lying eyes? It’s not even close folks.
Next up in that pesky FBI investigation into former St Charles DA Harry Morel, a story Slabbed pioneered beginning over 2 years ago.
Boyfriend of Destrehan woman in FBI’s Harry Morel probe admits drug charge ~ Littice Bacon-Blood
Man that whole deal in St. Charles is FUBAR. On the lighter side local business luminary John Georges provides some comic relief:
Georges is bucking literally decades of print industry consolidation and market declines and those problems and the challenges they present have nothing to do with the Times Picayune per se. Georges has spent big money buying in and even bigger money trying to establish the Advocate as a viable media alternative in metro New Orleans. As Errol points out almost weekly on WYES the difference in weights between the Sunday Picayune and Advocate tells the tale to this point. Given the money Georges has poured into this foray into the media biz, this New Orleans Advocate deal is only going one of two ways.
Now we have some hometown news:
Hancock County Board of Supervisors attorney to resign post ~ Dwayne Bremer
Massive amounts of chatter have accompanied that news.
DMR reviewing comments on offshore drilling ~ Anita Lee
Ernie was sworn in as the newest member of the CMR at yesterday’s meeting. Next up DMR joins Jefferson Parish with a Hotline.
DMR sets up ethics hotline ~ Anita Lee
Finally we end with some football and what I think would be the dream matchup for the Class 4A South State Championship in a rematch of the week 7 game between Vancleave and the Rocks.