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The German Protestant Orphan Asylum Foundation

presented a $10,000 check to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) for "Music For Life," a new program to provide music enrichment to children and other residents in Treme. Local students also will get a chance to perform with the full LPO during its upcoming season.

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Angela Hill

retired from the anchor chair at WWL-TV on April 3 after a career at the station that began in 1975. Hill, perhaps New Orleans' most recognized news anchor, is a member of the New Orleans Broadcasting Hall of Fame and has earned local and national journalism awards for her reportage. She will continue to contribute documentary stories to the station.

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The Recovery School District (RSD)

can't account for $2.7 million worth of taxpayer-paid school equipment, according to an audit by the office of the Louisiana Legislative Auditor. RSD President Patrick Dobard disputed the figure to the Associated Press, saying many of the items listed in the audit are merely misplaced, not actually missing, and that it's really an inventory problem, not a theft problem. Huh?

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The Rev. Fred Luter,

the pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church who last year became the first African-American head of the Southern Baptist Convention, last week suggested a link between gay marriage and North Korea's threat of war against the U.S. "I would not be surprised that at the time when we are debating same-sex marriage ... I don't think it's just a coincidence that we have a mad man in Asia who is saying some of the things that he's saying," Luter theorized. Luter made his remarks on a right-wing radio talk show called TruNews.


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