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Dec 16, 2007

Source: Times-Picayune

Jazz and Razz

Jazz and Razz
Sunday, December 16, 2007

JAZZ

Two local law firms have offered to represent Levees.org on a pro bono basis if the American Society of Civil Engineers takes legal action against the nonprofit over an Internet parody. ADAMS AND REESE, LLP and COOLEY GODWARD KRONISH LLP volunteered their services, and Levees.org has put the video spoofing the engineering group’s relationship with the Army Corps of Engineers back on YouTube.com.

JAZZ

The BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION, the DORIS AND DONALD FISHER FUND and the BROAD FOUNDATION are giving $17.5 million in grants to boost public education in New Orleans. The money will go to three local nonprofits and will help train principals, strengthen charter schools and recruit teachers.

JAZZ

The BUREAU OF GOVERNMENTAL RESEARCH is marking 75 years of work to improve government in Louisiana. The watchdog group, which formed in the early days of the Huey Long administration, spurred the creation of New Orleans’ civil service system and helped drive preservation of the French Quarter and the upgrading of the Audubon Zoo, among other accomplishments. The BGR’s efforts to replace New Orleans’ seven assessors with one — a goal that dates back to the 1930s — will finally happen in 2010.

Dec 16, 2007

Source: Times-Picayune

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