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New Orleans Saints players

Jahri Evans, Roman Harper, Malcolm Jenkins and Lance Moore, along with former teammate Darren Sharper, helped rebuild three houses last week as part of the United Way of Southeast Louisiana's NO Place Like Home project "Hope for the Holidays." Phoenix of New Orleans and the St. Bernard Project were partners in the program, which rebuilds homes for families still displaced after Hurricane Katrina.



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Jefferson Performing Arts Society's Theatre Kids!

students have been chosen to present selections from The Music Man KIDS next month at the 2012 Junior Theater Festival (JTF) in Atlanta. The JTF, which is the largest musical theater festival for elementary and middle school students, selected six groups from across the country to perform in front of an audience of students, teachers and Broadway professionals. NORD Crescent City Lights Youth Theater and Uptown Music Theatre also were invited to attend the festival.



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The Zurich Classic of New Orleans

was honored by the PGA Tour Dec. 10 with an award for Best Charity Integration for its many charitable endeavors during the tournament and throughout the year. Featured this year during the tourney was the "Lemonade Brigade," a kids' group that sold lemonade and gave the money to its chosen charities, as well as a Christmas donation day with gift cards given to families chosen by the Fore!Kids Foundation.



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Ronald Mitchell,

a New Orleans police officer, was found guilty of one count of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice in the death of Danny Brumfield in September 2005. Mitchell shot Brumfield outside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, but a federal jury determined his deposition in the subsequent inquiry was false. Mitchell will be sentenced March 7 and could receive up to 25 years in prison.

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