Latest Slidell, Louisiana Stories

2013-06-12 23:02:09

Forte and coaches provided non-contact football instruction to 200 campers with an emphasis on fundamentals and proper form. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Matt Forte, All Pro running back for the Chicago Bears, successfully hosted his 2nd Annual Youth Football Camp in his hometown of Slidell, LA on Saturday, June 8th for 200 campers, ages 7-13. Matt´s goal for the camp was to enhance the campers´ skills and build their knowledge of football fundamentals. On the field, Matt...

2005-09-16 15:31:18

By Michael Connor and Kieran Murray MIAMI/SLIDELL, Louisiana (Reuters) - Hurricane Katrina not only dirtied and damaged Slidell, Louisiana, a city across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans, but stopped up the tax flows needed for cleanup and getting government back to daily life. "Our tax base has pretty well been dried up. This is a crisis," Mayor Ben Morris told Reuters. In Slidell, where the homes of 10,000 to 15,000 people were left uninhabitable, extra costs of $250,000 for...

2005-09-11 20:10:08

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Weakened by lung cancer and devastated by the destruction of his beloved New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina, Grammy Award-winning singer and guitarist Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown died in Texas this weekend, his longtime keyboard player said on Sunday. Brown, 81, won a blues Grammy in 1982 for his album "Alright Again!" and was a pioneering electric guitar player who helped make the instrument a centerpiece of popular American music. Early in his...

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