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The Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the National D-Day Museum
recently were designated as Smithsonian-affiliated entities. The Smithsonian Institution said the D-Day Museum "celebrates the American spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifice of the men and women who won World War II" and the Ogden "offers the visitor an experience of the South's past and present with 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st century works."

Gary Chenett
of New Orleans was recently named "National Member of the Year" by Vietnam Veterans of America Inc. The group honored Chenett for his work educating veterans about the dangers of exposure to the toxic herbicide Agent Orange, and for founding the Order of the Silver Rose, a medal offered to Vietnam vets stricken by Agent Orange.

Terence Kelly ,
Chancellor of Delgado Community College, saw his attempt to fire two math professors rejected last week by the board of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. Kelly requested the ailing professors be fired because they planned to use up years of earned sick time before they retired. He also proposed the professors be removed without a termination hearing.

Wallace Schief ,
the former chief engineer of the New Orleans Property Management Department, admitted last week that he accepted more than $15,000 in kickbacks from a city contractor in return for steering contracts its way. Federal agents said Schief, of LaPlace, collaborated with the contractor G&M Electric in filing fake invoices with the city. Schief faces sentencing Dec. 18.

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