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   CNN has changed the time for its Sept. 16 debates among the GOP presidential candidates. The main card now will begin at 7 p.m. New Orleans time, while the second-tier candidates will debate from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. The second tier will comprise five candidates who managed to crack 1 percent in an average of three national polls, including Gov. Bobby Jindal ...

   The New Orleans City Council is likely to take up the issue of removing four prominent Confederate landmarks at its Oct. 1 meeting. The City Council meets Sept. 17 and is expected to enter into the record the near-unanimous recommendations from three city commissions (Historic District Landmarks Commission, Human Relations Commission, Vieux Carre Commission) to remove the monuments ...

   Residents and small businesses in the French Quarter and Downtown Development District will become the first neighbor-hoods since 2005 to receive weekly glass recycling pickup. The area's garbage contractor, Empire Services, will pick up glass only on Thursdays (regular recycling pickup is still Tuesdays) beginning Sept. 24. Residents can call 311 to receive a bin ...

   The Krewe of Endymion announced its 2016 grand marshal would be Doug Thornton, executive vice president for SMG, which manages the Superdome. It's the 50th anniversary for the superkrewe. On the celebrity side, singers Pitbull and Steven Tyler will ride and perform at the krewe's Extravaganza. Endymion rolls through Mid-City and downtown Feb. 6, 2016 ...

   On the opening day of qualifying for the Louisiana fall election (see News, p. 7), Sen. David Vitter and his wife Wendy arrived at Secretary of State Tom Schedler's office, where they were confronted by a man wearing shorts, a backpack and a towel pinned around his waist like a diaper. He carried a sign that read "I [HEART] DIAPER DAVE!" but refused to identify himself to reporters ...


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