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Scott Fujita

retired from the NFL last week with a touch of class: He signed a one-day contract with the New Orleans Saints so he could leave as a member of the Black and Gold — while on a hike in the Peruvian Andes (to Machu Pichu) with friend and former teammate Steve Gleason. Fujita, an 11-year football veteran and a linebacker for the Saints from 2006 to 2009, helped lead the team to a Super Bowl victory in his last year with the Saints.

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The GE Foundation

donated $500,000 to the National World War II Museum and $250,000 to the Congressional Medal of Honor's Character Development Program, which uses stories from living Medal of Honor recipients to inspire youth. The GE Foundation is the philanthropic arm of its namesake company.

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is donating recycled plastic cups, soil and tomato plants to more than 4,000 local students in 32 south Louisiana schools so the children can create gifts for Mother's Day. The pizzeria had a "cup buyback program" to collect its used cups for recycling, and those who participated received free pizza.

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International High School of New Orleans students

earned top honors at Southeastern Louisiana University's annual Foreign Language Festival. The students won awards for "Top School in French," "Top School in Spanish" and "Top School Overall" among schools with an enrollment of less than 600. It will graduate its first class this year.


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