New Orleans Events – Thursday, March 17, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Thursday, March 17, 2016.



Thursday, Mar. 17 – NOLA City Council Regular Meeting, agenda includes establishing penalties for violations and to provide for the issuance of summons in lieu of custodial arrest relative to the possession of marijuana and/or synthetic cannabinoids; asking that the Orleans Parish District Attorney reduce the number of children prosecuted in adult criminal court, re-evaluate current juvenile transfer practices, and use a rigorous and comprehensive screening process before a child is transferred to adult criminal court; recognizing co-founders of the Orleans Re-entry Court Workforce Development Program Arthur Hunter Jr. and Laurie White for their efforts in creating innovative approaches to reduce recidivism; honoring award winning teacher Veronica Downs-Dorsey in the spirit of Women's History Month and International Women's Day; recognizing 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair finalist Keiana Cave whom NASA has recently named an asteroid for, 10:00 a.m.

Location: City Hall, 1300 Perdido St., New Orleans.


Thursday, Mar. 17 – Jefferson Parish Councilman Ben Zahn, Parish President Michael Yenni and Jefferson Parish officials hold ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of French Press Coffeehouse, 10:00 a.m.

Location: 2120 David Dr., Metairie, LA.


Thursday, Mar. 17 – Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards meets with Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate at the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. Gov. Edwards and Administrator Fugate discuss the recent severe weather and flooding in Louisiana. Following the meeting, GOHSEP and state officials provide a briefing on the response efforts, 10:30 a.m.

Location: New Orleans.


Thursday, Mar. 17 – Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler, Baton Rouge City Champion Chris Ferrari, Lafayette City Champion Richard Zuschlag, Lemonade Day Louisiana Executive Director Jordan Piazza, Lemonade Day Louisiana Co-Founder Todd Graves, and LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute Director James Davis host special news conference to launch Lemonade Day Louisiana, 10:30 a.m.

Location: LSU Business Education Complex, Nicholson Drive Extension, Baton Rouge, LA


Thursday, Mar. 17 – Leaders with Vision host a 'Legislative Hotwash the immediate after-action' evaluation of the state legislature's performance and discussion of Louisiana's needs and expectations for the 2016 Regular Session. Panelists include Political Analyst Jeremy Alford, State Sen. Regina Barrow, State Rep. Kenny Havard, AFL-CIO President Louis Reine and NFIB State Director Dawn Starnes, 11:15 a.m.

Location: Drusilla Place, 3482 Drusilla Ln., Baton Rouge, LA.


Thursday, Mar. 17 – Jesuit Social Research Institute to hold a press conference to release the inaugural edition of the JustSouth Index. The Index measures and compares levels of social justice in all 50 states and Washington, DC, with a focus on the five states in the Gulf South, 11:30 a.m.

Location: Thomas Hall, Loyola New Orleans campus, 6363 St Charles Ave., New Orleans.


Thursday, Mar. 17 – Local, regional and national groups call for no new drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico before the start of a public hearing hosted by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 12:30 p.m.

Location: 1201 Elmwood Park Blvd., New Orleans.


Thursday, Mar. 17 – 2016 Downtown Irish Parade, 6:00 p.m.

Location: Burgundy St., New Orleans.


Thursday, Mar. 17 – Saturday, Mar. 19 – Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo specialty and mass market retailers of indoor-outdoor living.

Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans.


Thursday, Mar. 17 – Saturday, Mar. 19 – Annual AMA International Collegiate Conference

Location: Sheraton, New Orleans.




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