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Lisa Carey,
a real estate broker and the founder of Veterans Housing Outreach Ministries, received the New Orleans Saints' Community Quarterback Award for her service to homeless veterans in 15 parishes. The award came with a $1,000 donation to the organization, which was founded in 2005 following Hurricane Katrina and helps provide housing and services to homeless veterans.


Lisa Stockton,
head coach of Tulane University's Green Wave women's basketball team, became the 32nd active coach in NCAA Division I women's basketball to achieve 500 career wins. Stockton joined Tulane for the 1994-1995 season and has led the team to the postseason more than a dozen times. She has been named Coach of the Year three times.


"Storyville Rising"
received the 2015 Brassy Award, the inaugural award competition for the burlesque industry. The New Orleans-based production "Storyville Rising" is inspired by the city's infamous red-light district. Show producer Mistress Kali also received a $500 cash prize and a one-year mentorship program with Boston's Great Burlesque.


James Gray,
an attorney and New Orleans District E City Council member, was suspended from the practice of law for two years by the Louisiana Supreme Court on March 17. The justices held that Gray had mishandled several clients' cases — including a wrongful death suit and a medical malpractice case — between 2003 and 2010. Gray has served on the council since 2012.

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