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Dr. Norman Francis
is retiring June 30 after 47 years as president of Xavier University and was honored at an event June 4, "Honoring a Legacy," to kick off a series of events for the Norman C. Francis Endowed Scholarship Fund. Francis is the first African-American graduate of the Loyola Law School and is among the longest-serving university presidents in the U.S.



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New Orleans Medical Reserve Corps
received the $15,000 Medical Reserve Corps Challenge Award last month from the National Association of County and City Health Officials and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The award will fund hurricane preparation and outreach for New Orleans' at-risk population.



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Willie Wilson
retired from WWL-TV last month after nearly 50 years working at the station. Wilson joined the station in 1968 and has worked as a photographer since 1973. The award-winning cameraman — who covered multiple hurricanes, the Howard Johnson's sniper and former Gov. Edwin Edwards' racketeering trial among many other stories — was the station's first African-American photographer and among the first in Louisiana.



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Jason Doyle,
a New Orleans restaurateur who owned Huey's 24/7, pleaded guilty to fraud in U.S. District Court May 27 for fleecing $889,000 from investors and not paying more than $105,000 in payroll taxes. Doyle told investors he planned to open franchises in Baton Rouge, Arizona and Oklahoma but admitted that he pocketed the cash as well as the payroll taxes owed to the U.S. Treasury Department.

EDITOR'S NOTE: In the original version of this story, we incorrectly stated restaurateur Jason Doyle owned Le Crepe Nanou. Doyle attempted to franchise the restaurant’s concept, but has no ownership in the New Orleans restaurant. Gambit regrets the error.

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