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They get what they deserve



Marques Colston,

wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints, donated $103,000 to Children's Hospital July 17 for the purchase of a NeoRay Digital Imaging System for the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit. The device is a portable X-ray machine designed for newborns and can be moved from incubator to incubator.


The Fore!Kids Foundation,

in partnership with the Zurich Insurance Group, donated $10,000 July 3 to the Kelly Gibson Foundation, which was founded in 2005 as a disaster relief organization and has since expanded to serve children's athletics programs in the Gulf Coast. Founder Kelly Gibson was awarded the 2013 CARE Award earlier this year by Zurich Insurance Group.


The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) Education Foundation,

through its board of directors' scholarship fund, will award $51,000 in scholarships at its Aug. 3 gala to 24 students pursuing culinary educations. Since 2009, the board has awarded more than $140,000 to students. Nicole Biddy, who will attend Louisiana Culinary Institute, will receive the 2013 Jim Funk Scholarship, named after the former LRA president.


Robert Gordon University

in Aberdeen, Scotland, awarded former BP CEO Tony Hayward an honorary degree — "doctor of technology" — during the university's commencement July 12. University officials told Scottish television network STV that Hayward is a "role model" who "made a huge contribution to the oil and gas industry." Students, faculty and environmentalists were outraged.

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