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Peggy Andry and Lester Sack,
ages 69 and 79, placed fifth and second in the Althea Gibson Cup and the Bitsy Grant Cup, respectively, at the International Tennis Federation's Super-Seniors World Team Championships held in Croatia in September. The athletes are New Orleans residents and members of the New Orleans Lawn Tennis Club.


Patrick Armstrong
recently was awarded the 2015 Cox Conserves Heroes Award for Louisiana. The award from Cox Communications and the Trust for Public Land recognizes volunteers working to preserve and enhance the outdoors. Armstrong is a member of NOLA Trash Mob, which organizes litter cleanups throughout New Orleans. Cox donated $10,000 to the nonprofit of Armstrong's choice — the Friends of the Lafitte Corridor — in connection with the award.


The NOLA Project
was awarded a $10,000 2015 National Theatre Company grant from the American Theatre Wing. The theater company was among 10 companies nationwide to receive the award, which supports emerging theater groups. The American Theatre Wing also produces the annual Tony Awards and presents theater education programs.


Gov. Bobby Jindal,
in the wake of the Oct. 1 shootings that left nine people dead at a community college in Oregon, placed the blame on the shooter's father — as well as TV, video games and pop culture — without mentioning a lack of mental health services or education challenges. "He's the problem here," Jindal wrote in a statement on his website Oct. 6. "He brags that he has never held a gun in his life and that he had no idea that his son had any guns. Why didn't he know? Because he failed to raise his son. He should be ashamed of himself, and he owes us all an apology." Actually, Jindal owes us all an apology for trying to score cheap political points in the wake of a tragedy.

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