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LaToya Bailey and Esther Perez-Zemmels

were selected as Behring Teacher Ambassadors by National History Day, a yearlong historical research program for sixth- to 12th-graders. Bailey teaches at Helen Cox High School, and Perez-Zemmels teaches at Adams Middle School. They join a group of 36 Teacher Ambassadors from across the United States and Asia.


Steve Gleason

is a finalist for a Vine of the Year award from the 2014 Shorty Awards, which honor the world's best social media posts and users. Gleason's Vine shows the former New Orleans Saints player, who was diagnosed with ALS, tweeting "Who Dat" using a wheelchair-mounted computer that tracks his eyes to type. The awards will be given April 7 in New York City.


The 2014 Louisiana Landmarks Society Award winners

for Excellence in Historic Preservation include Belleville Assisted Living Facility in Algiers, the Civic Theatre, Community Greens at Washington Avenue and Broad Street, Broadmoor's Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center, and the Saenger Theatre, as well as several housing construction projects throughout New Orleans. The awards will be presented April 9 at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport.


Walter Guillory,

former director of the Lafayette Housing Authority and Opelousas Housing Authority, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Feb. 14 to pocketing nearly $50,000 from cash donations he solicited from state vendors and contractors for a baseball team. Guillory faces up to 30 years in prison and $500,000 in fines.

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