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WHAT'S HOT Lots of knots. Lisa Gentry (seen at right) of Chatham, the fastest crocheter in the world, according to Guinness World Records, hooked two more records at the 2008 Knit-Out & Crochet at the Mall of America in Bloomington,…

Tales of the Black Ghost

By day, Will Warner is a counselor at Delgado Community College. But at night, this 42-year-old father of two often assumes the secret identity of the Black Ghost, a New Orleans superhero on a mission to revive the values of…

Seeing Green

A turn of the wrist may be all it takes to make a major change in the way New Orleans homes impact the environment thanks to a rapidly expanding, hands-on energy efficiency group called Green Light New Orleans. Conceived and…

A bark in the park

Man’s best friends may soon have their very own slice of the great outdoors in the heart of New Orleans. A new nonprofit, NOLA City Bark, is marshalling support for the city’s first official dog park to be established within…

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WHAT'S HOTRoll out the barrels. Hannah Pittman, 12-year-old daughter of Matt and Jane Pittman of Bogalusa, recently won the title of 2007 National Barrel Horse Association 2-D Youth World Champion at the competition in Jackson, Miss. Pittman and her gelding,…

A Quarterly Compendium of What’s Hot & What’s Not in Louisiana

What's HotHonoring Korean vets. U.S. Highway 80, which crosses Louisiana from Monroe to Shreveport, has been dedicated as the Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway. Louisiana has 54,900 Korean War veterans.Rink remembrance. Professional boxer Preston Scott Hartzog, who died recently of…

A Quarterly Compendium of What's Hot & What's Not in Louisiana

WHAT'S HOT Speeding school principal. After 12 years behind the desk, Kim Crosby retired as principal of Slidell Junior High School to become a professional race car driver. Boudreaux’s Butt Paste will sponsor Crosby in the upcoming 35-race NASCAR Busch…

A Quarterly Compendium of what's hot and what's not in Louisiana

What’s Hot Bus ride. Southern University students Katorri Alexander and Aileen A. Hendricks wrote the play “Our Boycott” about the Baton Rouge bus boycott of 1953. The play recently premiered at Southern. It was soooo big! Four Louisiana youngsters earned…