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  • The 7th annual Anba Dlo Water Halloween Festival is set for the night of Oct. 18 at the New Orleans Healing Center. Earlier that day, an Anba Dlo Water Symposium will be held at the center's Cafe Istanbul, discussing coastal erosion and the fate of Louisiana. Panels include "The Future" (noon-1:30 p.m.), "State Plan and Bold Ideas" (1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m.) and "Financing" (3 p.m.-4 p.m.). Environmental journalist Bob Marshall (The Lens) will moderate, and admission is free ...

  • With polls showing no clear victory for her in the Nov. 4 primary, Sen. Mary Landrieu has replaced campaign manager Adam Sullivan with a familiar New Orleans name: Ryan Berni. Berni is former chief of staff to political consultant and Tulane University professor James Carville. He also is Mayor Mitch Landrieu's former communications director and guided the mayor's re-election bid earlier this year. Also coming on Sen. Landrieu's campaign as senior advisor is Norma Jane Sabiston, who has worked for Louisiana politicians including former U.S. Rep. Billy Tauzin and former U.S. Sen. John Breaux ...

  • Wobbling toward re-election? First it was her assist on the keg stand at an LSU football tailgate — and now video has surfaced of Sen. Mary Landrieu doing a spirited version of the Wobble at a Southern University tailgate Oct. 4. The dance runs in the family; video of her brother, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, doing the Wobble at Mardi Gras 2013 was widely shared around town.

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