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Carl Malmgren
and other members of a University of New Orleans committee led the drive to reinstate the university's student newspaper, The Driftwood . Malmgren headed a 12-member panel that drafted the new charter for the paper, which will resume publication this fall. University officials pulled the plug on The Driftwood last year, citing budget concerns. Assistant English professor Darv Johnson will serve as the paper's interim faculty adviser.

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana,

or PAR, has won two high honors from the Governmental Research Association this year. The national organization recently cited PAR for Most Distinguished Research for its report on the federal No Child Left Behind Act, and for Most Effective Education for its report on public employee retirement. The awards were given to individuals and groups who study and make recommendations on public policy issues.

New Orleans

is a favorite travel spot for art lovers and gourmands, according to two recent national designations. Next month's issue of Bon Appetit magazine names New Orleans as one of the nation's best cities for dining out; the Crescent City appears alongside San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Las Vegas as the unranked Top Five. New Orleans was also recently named the No. 1 arts destination among mid-sized cities by American Style magazine.

Malcolm "Mackie" Price,

former chairman of the Louisiana Tax Commission, has been fined by the state Board of Ethics for accepting three fishing trips from a company that had several appeals before the Tax Commission. Burlington Resources, Inc., sponsored the two-day fishing excursions and was also fined for providing the trips to Price when he was serving on the state commission. Both parties paid $1,000 fines.

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