Visit www.blogofneworleans.com on election night for live online coverage from the WWL newsroom. Call for Nominations Gambit Weekly is seeking nominations for our annual New Orleanian of the Year, an honor given to a local resident who has made outstanding contributions to the metropolitan area during 2008.
To submit a nomination, send a brief biographical sketch of the nominee and the reasons you believe this person deserves recognition. Elected officials are not eligible.
Please email your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org with "New Orleanian of the Year" in the subject line; fax it to Kandace Graves at 483-3116; or mail it to 3923 Bienville St., New Orleans, LA, 70119. Nominations must be received at the Gambit office by Dec. 12.
Gambit Weekly's New Orleanian of the Year will be announced in our Jan. 6, 2009 issue.
In "Obama in Absentia" (News & Views, Oct. 28), Gambit Weekly stated that state Sen. Don Cravins was among the surrogates for presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama on the Louisiana Democratic Party's recent "Change for Louisiana" bus tour. Cravins was scheduled to appear at a Lafayette rally but did not attend.