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Norman Robinson

received the 2011 Golden Mike Award at the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters' annual Prestige Awards in Baton Rouge Mar. 15. The Golden Mike is the organization's highest award. Robinson, whose broadcasting career began in 1972, has been at WDSU-TV for 20 years and is currently the station's lead anchor and host of its public affairs show Hot Seat.



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Frank A. France,

founder of Kehoe-France School and an alumnus of Loyola University, was presented with Loyola's Integritas Vitae Award for high moral character and selfless service March 17 at the Roosevelt Hotel. France and his late wife, Patricia Kehoe, founded their namesake school in 1949. It moved to its present Metairie location in 1958 and opened a Northshore location in 1996.



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Richard Cotton

will be joining the nation's best high school debaters at the National Catholic Forensic League Grand National Tournament in Washington, D.C. at the end of May. Cotton, a junior at New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School, qualified for the spot at a regional debate held in February at De La Salle High School, where he delivered an eight-minute-long original narrative.



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Rep. John LaBruzzo,

R-Metairie, is back for the fourth year in a row with his plan to drug-test state welfare recipients — this time at random. Similar bills have been quashed in federal courts, and LaBruzzo's bill fails every year — but not before embarrassing Louisiana in the process. If we're going to drug test every group of people who get Uncle Sam handouts, let's start with the biggest offenders: Wall Street and politicians.

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