| Political Talk|| Is this covered by double jeopardy (5th amendment)? - TigerintheNO on 4/30/13 at 7:50 pm|
[link=(http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/04/orleans_judge_plays_tape_to_pr.html#incart_river_default)]NOLA court case[/link]
[quote]They believed that White chimed in with a quip questioning the trustworthiness of the city's police force.
The prosecutors dismissed the charges against t...
| Political Talk|| Greece has figured out how to get out of debt- war reparations - TigerintheNO on 4/24/13 at 6:33 pm|
[quote]ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece is planning to pursue a long-dormant claim for reparations from Germany over World War Two, a further strain on relations with Berlin, which foots most of the bill for its 240-billion euro rescue.
The Finance Ministry has compiled a report that takes stock of all...
| More Sports Board|| Reds to trade for Price? One writer thinks so - TigerintheNO on 4/21/13 at 3:18 pm|
[quote]That would equate to three veterans -- Broxton, Chris Heisey and Logan Ondrusek -- and two top prospects -- Daniel Corcino and Donald Lutz -- for Price
Talk about trading Price has already started, but the Reds might be able to fly beneath the radar once again and jerk the carpet out from ...
| More Sports Board|| UCF wins appeal with NCAA, bowl eligible - TigerintheNO on 4/19/13 at 6:59 pm|
[quote]UCF has won its bowl ban appeal and will be bowl eligible for the 2013 season, sources told ESPN.
Last year, the NCAA imposed a one-year postseason ban on the football and men's basketball teams as part of widespread sanctions for major recruiting violations. The Committee on Infractions a...
| Political Talk|| So what foreign govt. warned us about these 2 guys? - TigerintheNO on 4/19/13 at 6:28 pm|
Fox is reporting that a foreign govt. told the United States about these guys 2 years ago. The FBI checked them out and cleared them.
So what govt. warned us?...
| O-T Lounge|| SUNO #1 in the nation - TigerintheNO on 4/19/13 at 4:53 pm|
[link=(http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Media/Slideshow/2012/05/17/11-Public-Universities-With-The-Worst-Graduation-Rates.aspx)]Worst Graduation rate in the country[/link]
1. Southern University at New Orleans, Louisiana
Graduation rate: 4%
Median SAT score: 715
| More Sports Board|| Oregon admits to major violations in football - TigerintheNO on 4/16/13 at 8:57 am|
[quote]Documents released by the University of Oregon show the school and the NCAA agree "major" violations were committed by the football program, both The Oregonian and Portland, Ore., television station KATU reported Monday.....
"There were underlying major violations coupled with failure to m...
| Tiger Rant|| Utter domination - TigerintheNO on 4/14/13 at 3:58 pm|
LSU has now won 8 of the last 9 series against Arkansas, and two games in Omaha.
| More Sports Board|| Jay-Z to sell his ownership in Nets & become a NBA agent - TigerintheNO on 4/9/13 at 7:02 pm|
[quote]Jay-Z – whose real name is Shawn Carter – owns less than 1 percent of the Nets, but has been a central public figure in the franchise's marketing and move from New Jersey to Brooklyn.
Selling his share of the Nets is a necessary prelude for Jay-Z to obtain his National Basketball Players ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Natalie Dormer signs on with CBS 'elementary' - TigerintheNO on 4/9/13 at 4:31 pm|
[quote]Actress Natalie Dormer has lined up a new role on CBS' "Elementary."
The actress will play Irene Adler opposite Jonny Lee Miller's Sherlock Holmes, CBS announced on Tuesday.
Natalie will appear in a three-episode arc leading up to the two-hour Season 1 finale, which airs on May 9 (10-1...
| More Sports Board|| Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion? - TigerintheNO on 4/7/13 at 12:24 pm|
If they had to do it over again would the Big 12 take Louisville over West Virginia/TCU?
football- Big East & Sugar Bowl champs #13
mens basketball- playing in the title game
womens basketball- final four
baseball- #9 in baseball america poll higher than any Big 12 team
| Political Talk|| question about sequester furloughs - TigerintheNO on 4/5/13 at 8:33 pm|
[quote]At the Department of Labor, where most furloughs don't go into effect until April 15, 150 employees waived that delay and have already begun taking their unpaid time off, as well. Several government agencies made doomsday predictions ahead of the onset of sequestration. They warned the budget...
| More Sports Board|| Who wins more NCAA tourney games next 5 years Texas Tech or Minnesota? - TigerintheNO on 4/1/13 at 4:10 pm|
[quote]Tubby Smith has agreed to terms to become the next coach at Texas Tech, a source confirmed to ESPN.com's Jason King.
Tubby Smith was fired by Minnesota last week after six seasons. He led them to three NCAA tournaments and this year delivered the program's first tourney win -- over sixth...
| Political Talk|| Theft in the RSD - TigerintheNO on 4/1/13 at 4:02 pm|
[quote]Louisiana's Recovery School District has failed to take adequate precautions against theft, resulting in almost $75,000 in missing and stolen property in 2012 and more than $2.7 million over the past four years, a Louisiana Legislative Auditor report found.[/quote]
Seems like the person in...
| Political Talk|| Barring felons from owing guns is now illegal in Louisiana - TigerintheNO on 3/21/13 at 5:00 pm|
[quote]An Orleans Parish judge on Thursday ruled that the state statute forbidding certain felons from possessing firearms is unconstitutional, in the wake of a constitutional amendment passed last year that made the right to bear arms a fundamental one in Louisiana. [/quote]
| Political Talk|| House passed bill to forgive Katrina loans - TigerintheNO on 3/21/13 at 2:43 pm|
[quote]The House gave final congressional approval Thursday (March 21) to a spending bill that could lead to forgiveness of outstanding federal disaster loans from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita for Metro New Orleans school districts, government offices and law enforcement agencies. Nearly, $500 millio...
| Movie/TV Board|| Homeland executive producer dies - TigerintheNO on 3/20/13 at 11:17 am|
[quote]Television producer and writer Henry Bromell, who was part of the team that picked up an Emmy for Showtime's "Homeland", has died, CNN's confirmed.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Bromell passed away Monday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 65.
| More Sports Board|| Former Big East signs new TV deal 6x less than what was offered 2 years ago - TigerintheNO on 3/19/13 at 2:44 pm|
[quote]"The Big East's new deal is worth less per school than its current ESPN deal and six times less than what ESPN presented two years ago," ESPN's Brett McMurphy reported[/quote]
this includes all sports
| Political Talk|| Interesting article on the 29ers & 49ers - TigerintheNO on 3/11/13 at 2:40 pm|
[quote]The savings from restricting hours worked can be enormous. If a company with 50 employees hires a new worker for $12 an hour for 29 hours a week, there is no health insurance requirement. But suppose that worker moves to 30 hours a week. This triggers the $2,000 federal penalty. So to get 50 ...
| Political Talk|| Judge toss out vote on CCC tolls - TigerintheNO on 3/5/13 at 2:48 pm|
[quote]A Baton Rouge district court judge Tuesday nullified the Nov. 6 election renewing tolls on the Crescent City Connection for another 20 years. Judge William Morvant of the 19th Judicial District ruled that voters were disenfranchised by the election, in which the decision to extend the tolls p...
| More Sports Board|| UCONN, Cinny,&USF to split nearly $100 million - TigerintheNO on 3/5/13 at 12:31 pm|
[quote]The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the separation agreement has not yet been finalized. That is likely to happen by the end of the week. The football schools will receive approximately $100 million under the agreement, most of which will go to holdover ...
| Political Talk|| Governor declares financial emergency for Detroit - TigerintheNO on 3/1/13 at 4:47 pm|
[quote]Barring rapid improvements to Detroit's weakening financial condition or a miraculous nosedive-reversing plan from the city's elected leaders, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will appoint an emergency manager to oversee a city once renowned for its manufacturing might.
Snyder declared Friday th...
| Political Talk|| exSan Diego mayor gambles a $1 Billion, steals from charity - TigerintheNO on 2/14/13 at 6:31 pm|
[quote]A former San Diego mayor and fast-food heiress acknowledged Thursday that she took $2.1 million from her late husband's charitable foundation in a decade-long gambling spree when she wagered more than $1 billion.
Maureen O'Connor, 66, pleaded not guilty in federal court to a money launderi...
| SEC Recruiting|| Reuban Foster's father arrested - TigerintheNO on 2/9/13 at 9:47 pm|
[link=(http://www.nola.com/recruiting/index.ssf/2013/02/fugitive_father_of_alabama_fiv.html#incart_river_default)]16 years on the run[/link]...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Pilot of 'Free Sean Payton' kills his children, dog, & himself - TigerintheNO on 2/6/13 at 10:31 pm|
[quote]A man who last year flew a plane with a "Free Sean Payton" banner over the New Orleans area was involved in a murder-suicide in California, according to WWL-TV, which cited media reports. CBS13 in Sacramento reported that Phillip Marshall, 54, shot and killed his two teenage children and the ...
| Political Talk|| When does the penalty/tax for Obamacare kick in? - TigerintheNO on 2/2/13 at 10:02 am|
When would one need to get insurance? If someone were to lose their job/medical insurance can they wait until the last week of the year to get insurance & avoid the tax?
Do you just have to have health insurance at some point in the year, when you file your taxes, 50% of the year, 75%?...
| More Sports Board|| So Lenny Dykstra's son is marrying Tony Soprano's daughter - TigerintheNO on 1/29/13 at 10:23 am|
[link=(http://www.usatoday.com/story/gameon/2013/01/28/jamie-lynn-sigler-engaged-to-cutter-dysktra/1872829/)]Turtle must be crushed[/link]...
| Political Talk|| Judge strikes down JIndal's changes to state retirement - TigerintheNO on 1/25/13 at 1:51 pm|
[quote]A Baton Rouge judge struck down one of Gov. Bobby Jindal's key initiatives Thursday, ruling the state House violated the constitution last year by passing a 401(k)-style plan for future state workers with too few votes. The proposal, known as a cash-balance plan, was the only controversial el...
| More Sports Board|| Nevada coach OK with openly gay players? - TigerintheNO on 1/24/13 at 7:02 pm|
Had CNN on the TV in the backgroung and they were doing a segment on Teo, wasn't really watching the story. They were interviewing a coach and the guys says 'As the coach of Nevada I'm Ok with an openly gay player as long as he doing good in the class room, up holding....'
Didn't catch what was ...
| Political Talk|| Louisiana to pay $108 million to refinance Dome bonds - TigerintheNO on 1/17/13 at 2:44 pm|
[quote]The $361 million deal will allow the district to pay off the $233 million in bonds, known as "auction-rate securities," that the state purchased when the market for the bonds collapsed in 2008. State Treasurer John Kennedy said the deal would benefit the state by taking the bonds off of unsta...