What appeared to be human remains were discovered by a state highway department work crew adjacent to Interstate 10 near Slidell, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office reported Wednesday (Jan. 23).Deputies were dispatched to an area near I-10 between Gause Boulevard and the I-10/I-12/I-59 split at approximately 10:15 a.m. Tuesday after being summoned by workers with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. The workers were clearing debris alongside the highway when they observed what appeared to be badly decomposed human remains, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.Investigators have turned the remains over to the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office for identification. There were no immediate signs indicating foul play, according to the sheriff’s office. … [Read more...] about Human remains found next to I-10 near Slidell
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The Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Norco will close for good at the end of the 2018-2019 school year, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans said Wednesday (Jan. 23). The announcement marks the fourth notice in three weeks of Catholic school closures in the New Orleans metro area.The archdiocese said student enrollment at Sacred Heart has dropped to a point where it is not sustainable, falling from 136 students in the 2013-2014 academic year to 80 this year. The co-ed Catholic elementary school was founded in 1959 and teaches pre-kindergarten through 7th grade.Tuition at the school was nearly $5,000 a year, according to information from EdNavigator’s Catholic Schools guide.Schools Superintendent RaeNell Houston said the staff of the Office of Catholic Schools will work with the families of students from Sacred Heart to make the transition to a new school “as smooth as possible.” Students who receive the Louisiana State Scholarship for Excellence, for instance, … [Read more...] about Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Norco is closing as Catholic school enrollment drops
Is the Ketogenic Diet (KD) safe? That’s the question WebMD recently posed to its readers.The simplistic answer, according to the website, is “people use a ketogenic diet most often to lose weight, but it can help manage certain medical conditions, like epilepsy, too. It also may help people with heart disease, certain brain diseases and even acne, but there needs to be more research in those areas.”Let’s add to the list certain forms of cancer and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).Type 1 diabetics need, in my opinion, to be under medical supervision, if they elect to try the KD — due to the potential for excessive build up ketones and the associated lower pH (acidity).According to Mignonne Mary, an internal medicine physician and medical director of the Remedy Room in New Orleans, “a ketogenic diet is not advised for children, who are still growing or for people, who are significantly below normal body weight or who are nutritionally … [Read more...] about How safe is the Ketogenic Diet?
Three days after referees blew a blatant pass interference call and robbed the New Orleans Saints of a return trip to the Super Bowl, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said nothing publicly.A league official admitted to Coach Sean Payton almost immediately Sunday night that the officiating crew blew the call on the goal line that would have set the Saints up to run down the clock and make a winning score.At his post-game press conference, Coach Payton said NFL senior vice president of officiating Alberto Riveron called to admit the costly error at the end of regulation in the NFC Championship against the Rams. “Just getting off the phone with the league office, they blew the call,” Coach Payton said.If there’s glory in anger, Saints fans found itEvery Saints fan already knew that, but it was important for the NFL to acknowledge it. There’s been nothing since, though. Come out of hiding, Mr. Goodell.We don’t need you to tell us what we all saw. We need you … [Read more...] about Come out of hiding, Commissioner Goodell
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Democrat Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, says he’s forming an exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential bid.“The reality is there’s no going back, and there’s no such thing as ‘again’ in the real world. We can’t look for greatness in the past,” Buttigieg says in a video (watch it below) that includes before-and-after footage of South Bend, a Rust Belt city once described as “dying.”"Right now our country needs a fresh start," he says.Buttigieg has touted his work to improve his city of 100,000 residents as he’s prepared for a jump from local politics to a presidential campaign. He’s also said Democrats could benefit from a new generation of leaders as they try to unseat President Donald Trump in 2020.He's expected to travel to Iowa next week to meet with voters in the nation's first caucus state, followed by stops in New Hampshire.Buttigieg is a Rhodes … [Read more...] about Who is Pete Buttigieg, the newest 2020 presidential candidate?