BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards has an appearance set in Baton Rouge amid speculation that he will run again for a political office - despite his age and his criminal record. His Monday speech is set for noon before the Press Club of Baton Rouge.... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former CIA director David Petraeus is among the experts slated to speak at a conference later this year at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. The three-day conference in late November is called "1943: Victory in the Balance." The forum will focus on... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's four living former governors are gathering to talk about their combined 30 years in the state's top leadership post. Former Govs. Edwin Edwards, Buddy Roemer, Mike Foster and Kathleen Blanco are speaking Wednesday at the annual meeting of the nonpartisan Council for a Better... more »
GRAMBLING, La. (AP) - Acclaimed poet Nikki Giovanni will be the next Lyceum Series speaker at Grambling State University. The News-Star reports Giovanni will speak Thursday at 6 p.m. at Grambling's T. H. Harris Auditorium. Giovanni has written some 30 books for adults and children, including volumes of poetry, illustrated... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A National Park Service expert in historic preservation will make a free presentation Sunday about advances in historic preservation with a special focus on New Orleans. Kirk A. Cordell has been head of the park service's National Center for Preservation Technology and Training in Natchitoches since... more »
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will be the keynote speaker next month at an annual conference of the Missouri Republican Party. The state GOP says Jindal will be the speaker at a Feb. 17 evening banquet at the party's 2012 Lincoln Days event in Kansas City.... more »
A man known for his words will host a press conference on UL's campus today. Author Ernest J. Gaines will speak on his newly dedicated center.
The Ernest J. Gaines center for writing will open this Sunday . The center provides a space for scholars and students to work... more »
WASHINGTON - United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., will speak at the Fairness Now for Black Farmers Summit in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, August 24, at 1 p.m.The summit will be hosted by the National Black Farmers Association.
Sen. Landrieu will join the National Black Farmers Association in... more »